Kingdom of Exiles author Maxym M. Martineau joins us today to share a fun new quiz—which beast from Kingdom of Exiles would you charm? Find out below!
The writing process is different for every author. So we asked Maxym M. Martineau to describe the writing process for her debut novel, Kingdom of Exile. Take it away, Maxym!
I’m always so in awe of the authors who can plot. I’m talking about the ones who create storyboards, creatively move sticky notes around that are color-coded and beautiful, write scene-by-scene outlines before they even begin drafting… That level of plotting is so incredible to me, and totally not the way my writing process works. It just goes to show that there are different approaches to writing a story, and mine is just one of many. So if you’re curious how Kingdom of Exiles came to life, then keep reading (and expect no sticky notes, save the ones I slapped on my desk with upcoming due dates).
With the upcoming release of her newest happy-ever-after, Cowboy In Wolf's Clothing, we asked Kait Ballenger to share her favorite HEA!
We are excited to welcome Sandra Kitt to the Romance Reads family!
Bestselling author of The Color of Love, Sandra Kitt’s “The Millionaire’s Club” contemporary romance series, in which the protagonist unexpectedly comes into a large sum of money which brings a plethora of problems and opportunities, to Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks Casablanca, in a three-book deal, by Lisa Erbach Vance at Aaron M. Priest Literary Agency (world).
Read on for more information about Sandra and "The Millionaire's Club!"
1. It’s been eight years since your last book, can you let readers know what you’ve been up to?
I have definitely been under the radar for an astonishing 8 years, but I have not been totally idle. I was at the start of a book, an ambitious project, when family circumstances forced me into the role of caregiver twice in a three year period, until I was no longer needed. Family comes first, and I had to put my project aside. Immediately after this responsibility I signed with a publisher to reissue a number of my back-list titles (a second chance at love!). During this period I wrote many blogs related to those titles...and I started again with my original book project. I'm making headway, but it's still a work in progress, but now I'm sharing that time with my new project for Sourcebooks, THE MILLIONAIRES CLUB, which is a trilogy series.
2. Who are you reading and loving right now?
It's not so much 'who' as 'what'. I really look for stories that are different, that haven't been told before, and they're out there! Right now I enjoy the varied work of Alyssa Cole who writes in several sub genres. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a young adult novel but very timely, and present dozens of possible spin-offs. But a lot of my current reading-for-pleasure happens to be non-fiction because these also stimulate me into thinking of ways these works can be fictionalized. Many of my own mainstream novels are 'what if', or 'suppose' stories that are built on fascinating lives, where we are now culturally, or are new ways of looking at the future. I always incorporate love and relationships into my stories because that's what life is all about. The book They Can't Kill Us All by journalist Wesley Lowery was painful to read but, again, sparked a lot of ideas for me. Also, Educated. And so it goes. There are a lot of other stories in these stories. The possibilities are endless.
2. Can you tell readers a little bit about what they can expect from “The Millionaire’s Club” series?
The trilogy will be a very different look at what being a multi-millionaire can mean in someone's life. First comes the indulgences and spending sprees, until the not-to-be-avoided changes, good and bad, happen. They are invariably game-changers, but how to survive and not go down in flames? It's definitely a cautionary tale about how much is really enough or too much. The foundation that gets my heroines and heroes through the minefields and surprises is love. It's the one thing the protagonists come to realize is really what makes for a rich life. I've already begun to think beyond the initial three stories.
We're so excited to share the amazing covers for our 2019 Christmas titles! Keep scrolling for the fabulous covers of:
Juno Rushdan is a former Air-Force Intelligence Officer turned romantic suspense author of Every last Breath. Her debut book (out April 30) was called "a heart-pounding, James Bond-ian adventure" by Kirkus Reviews and has been blurbed by FOUR New York Times bestselling authors—Steve Berry, Laura Griffin, Lexi Blake, and Steve Berry. We are really excited to share this book with you in just a few short weeks, but first, we wanted to introduce you to the badass behind the book—Juno!
Who's ready to swoon over some amazing romance covers? We're so excited to share some of the amazing covers for our August & September 2019 books! Keep scrolling for the gorgeous covers of:
In case we haven’t proved it yet, we are ridiculously excited about Maxym M. Martineau’s Kingdom of Exiles. There are two main factions in the book: beast charmers and Cruor assassins. As their name probably indicates, Charmers are the race of beings with the ability to tame magical beasts and call on them whenever they please. Members of Cruor, on the other hand, are undead humans, raised again to live forever in the shadows and work as assassins. While everyone has their own unique, individual traits, there are a few things that make them assassins or Charmers.
So, which faction do you belong to? While we impatiently wait for Kingdom of Exiles, let’s find out!
ABOUT KINGDOM OF EXILES
Assassin’s Creed meets Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in this gripping, epic fantasy romance trilogy.
My heart wasn’t part of the deal when I bargained for my life,
But assassins so rarely keep their word.
Exiled Charmer Leena Edenfrell is running out of time. Empty pockets forced her to sell her beloved magical beasts—an offense punishable by death—and now there’s a price on her head. With the realm’s most talented murderer-for-hire nipping at her heels, Leena makes Noc an offer he can’t refuse: powerful mythical creatures in exchange for her life.
Plagued by a curse that kills everyone he loves, Noc agrees to Leena’s terms in hopes of finding a cure. Never mind that the dark magic binding the assassin’s oath will eventually force him to choose between Leena’s continued survival…and his own.
We are OBSESSED with the new cover of Joanne Kennedy’s One Fine Cowboy (out in August). Okay, we’re really obsessed with the beautiful horse and gorgeous man featured on the cover. We asked Jeff, Buster the horse’s owner if he’d tell us more about him! Jeff is the owner of Casita de Chuparosa in New Mexico.
Y’all, it happened again. Stefani swung by my desk to ask if I could share some more secrets about an upcoming book. But not just any book! She wanted the dirt on Whiteout by Adriana Anders—the novel that’s going to redefine a subgenre!
Don’t believe me? Well, prepare your mind, friends, because it’s about to be blown.