I meant to have my next book published as a sort of Thanksgiving present, but RL intervened, and it didn’t happen. So here it is, a few days late, but it does come with all the gratitude I’m capable of. I am extremely thankful for anyone who’s supported my work, whether or not you’ve purchased a story/book. The letters, reviews, and purchases lift my spirits and keep me grounded at the same time. Mahalo nui loa (as they say in Hawaii) for all your support.

And so here it is (finally), the series which started as a fun tale set in post-Tudor times (approximately), and evolved into a deeply satisfying relationship — the story about Rowan and Queen Brise. Old-time readers will note that the “middle story” is completely new, as the original piece was written by Tenth Muse Top, a woman whose work is stirring and irreplaceable, and I know we all grieve its disappearance from the Net.

I’ve tried to provide a different direction for the trilogy, and I trust my audience will find it hot in its own way. πŸ™‚Β  Click on the thumbnail on the main page to find it on Amazon US, or use this link: By Authority of the Queen.

11 thoughts on “A Belated Thanksgiving

  1. Ash

    Awesome! I can’t wait to read the new story! Though eh…*cough* I have to wait until my pay day. *blushing* Little low on the moneetos these days! BUT that means I am forced to save it until after my exams… so that way it can be a treat! πŸ˜€

    1. Alyx Post author

      LOL! Ash, I’m really glad you have to wait till after exams. Good luck on those, and
      I hope it is a treat you deserve. ?

      1. Ash

        Oh I have worked hard! On Friday I am writing an exam about detectives and I am determined to write about Sue Grafton and Sara Paretsky. I am pretty sure my professor will have a question about female detectives and feminism!
        I didn’t do so well with Old English… sigh. It is hard! My dad was like “Why do you have to learn Anglo-Saxon English? You’re going to teach teenagers Modern English!” He does have a point…

        1. Alyx Post author

          It does sound like you are working hard. Since I enjoyed Sue Grafton’s work, am interested to hear how your exam goes. πŸ™‚ (As far as old English….it does seem a bit less useful than modern English, but I’m sure there’s a good reason for studying it. πŸ˜€ )

          1. Ash

            Oh well I just had it today. It went alright… I was a little disappointed because he had promised us six different topics for the bigger essay we were supposed to write, and there were only three! AND he hadn’t included the feminist question. BUT one of the topics were “If I were to teach this class again, and you could choose one novel we’ve read that I should include above all others, which one would you choose?”
            So I wrote a long essay about how he should include Fallout by Sara Paretsky because that was by far my favourite.

            You see, all though I also enjoyed reading about Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone, I found V.I Warshawski a more likeable character… maybe because she is more “softer” in her personality. I can definitely tell how Kinsey is different from male detectives, even if they all have those same traits of an American detective (lonely people married to their job). I just felt that Fallout had a lot more content than all the other novels we read. πŸ™‚

            F is for Fugitive was alright, I guess… except… well… I knew who the killer was all along. It wasn’t that difficult to guess.

            1. Alyx Post author

              I don’t remember reading about V.I. Warshawski, but I definitely remember watching a film about her, and it was quite entertaining. But yeah, I guess Kinsey was a bit more masculine. Maybe that’s why I liked her. πŸ˜€

              1. Ash

                I didn’t know there were any films about her. πŸ™‚ I’ll have to check them out when I am done with my exams.

  2. Mil

    Excuse the pun, but this is a cracking read! πŸ˜‰ The new story fits perfectly between the other two. This might just be my favourite series… perhaps because it lends itself now (since the new middle story) to whole realm of possibilities in this Manor. *fantasising*

    1. Alyx Post author

      Aw, thanks, honey. πŸ™‚ We’ll have to have a discussion about all those new fantasy ideas you’re having. Might be good research for the next story. πŸ˜‰

  3. Peachie

    The new story is great, Alyx! Fits in seamlessly. I really liked the playfulness of the tone, and Anna is a lucky girl for sure! πŸ™‚ Well, Lady Gwen also got what she “deserved” I guess. πŸ˜‰

    1. Alyx Post author

      Thanks, Peach, I’m really happy you liked it. I know how much you loved TMT’s story, so it’s great you feel mine fit in well too. πŸ™‚

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