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Aliana Fagan has done what many thought impossible: she’s awakened King Arthur from his fifteen-hundred-year sleep, reunited the Knights of the Round Table, and even beaten Mordrid and Morgana LeFay in battle.
But the Destined One’s quest has only begun.
Before the knights can “unearth and reclaim their lost relics” they must survive the trip to Charleston, South Carolina and meet the newest member of the Round Table. If King Arthur’s men thought Aliana and Lacy were tenacious, they’ll be even more surprised by Dawn, the third member of the fem-trio.
Deadly secrets, unexpected allies, and a traitor lurking in the shadows await Aliana and the new Round Table as they continue their search for Excalibur. Their only clue is a beyond confusing poem from a mysterious book that speaks of a terrifying creature guarding the legendary sword. Trying to build a somewhat normal relationship with Sir Galahad adds a whole new level of complexity to Aliana’s task, especially when several among them suspect the White Knight may not be wholly himself. Her friendship with King Arthur grows closer, and when circumstances become intense, he may finally get the chance with Aliana that he’s been pining for.
Mysteries, legendary quests, and haunting memories will either unite the members of the New Round Table or fracture their bonds. Aliana and her crew only have seven months before the planets align and Mordrid can seize the power he needs to conquer the seven realms. Can the Destined One keep her new family together and lead Arthur to his destiny of saving the realms? Or will a centuries-old plot for revenge finally spell the king’s end?
Ever since I first pitched Legendary to an editor from Omnific Publishing, and signing a contract for my saga, life has been a whirlwind of fun, anxious nerves, writing, creating and meeting some amazing people. I can’t thank Omnific enough for taking a chance on an unknown author! My team to Omnific is beyond amazing, and so are the other authors. I love them al also much. And speaking of amazing authors, several of my sister authors have graciously put up e-copies of their books to be featured in my giveaway this week! I can’t thank them enough. One lucky winner will receive 9 new ebooks including the ARC of Claiming Excalibur!
There are plenty of ways for you to enter in this amazing giveaway, but only 1 lucky winner will get this prize so be sure you give yourself the best chance!
My entire series was founded on two different thoughts, the most recognized line from all Arthurian lore: “Once and Future King” and this:
And it all starts here with the first book of the Saga: Legendary
Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid recurring dream compels her to dig into her father’s research about Avalon and Camelot. When she is hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, she finds herself thrown into an adventure she could never have imagined. Nearly everything she thought she knew about Arthurian legend was wrong. The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life from his hidden chamber. Most surprising of all is that it’s up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest-an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. But first, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. Chaperoning the legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex as they navigate the modern world is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she’d be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King. To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid’s impending Armageddon?
Even better, I am giving away 2 signed copies of LEGENDARY on Goodreads–along with swag! The contest runs all the way until the release of CLAIMING EXCALIBUR so don’t miss your chance to get some hard copies!
There are a bunch of great blogs taking part in this week-long promo tour so here are the links to follow:
Madly in Love with Books
Yikes, what a list, and I can’t stop grinning! What a great surprise to have so many people willing to share my book! As the links go live I will link the sites so it’s easy for you everyone to find the posts! Visit one or all, but a few blogs will have some extra scenes or different ones from the others. I hope you enjoy it all 🙂 <3 always LH a Rafflecopter giveaway
Got another one for you lovelies! Here’s one of my favorite clips of what could be taken as pretty intense scene! Hope you enjoy it!
“Can your camera capture a human’s image in the same way?” His eyes sparkled with curiosity.
She knew she shouldn’t, but she really wanted a picture of Galahad. “Yes, let me show you.” She pulled the camera off her shoulder and stood, adjusting the settings for night time and pointed the camera at him.
“Stop, my lady!” he ordered.
She did, confused by the sudden change in his demeanor. “What’s wrong?”
Galahad remained silent and it dawned on her—when photography had first been invented, many cultures thought that it would take a part of a person’s soul. Tho
ugh that was long after his time, he might think the same. He was probably afraid it would take a part of him.
“Galahad, I won’t deny that a picture takes a fragment of a person, but it’s not what you’re thinking. Can I show you? Please.” She used her big kitten eyes on him. She wanted him to understand the thing she loved the most—and he would be amazing in her photos.
He let out a small sigh, slowly nodding his head. Aliana bit back a smile as she snapped a few frames, making sure to capture his beautiful eyes.
“All done,” she announced. “Now, did that hurt?”
The corners of Galahad’s mouth turned up in a smile.
If you liked this little clip, then I suggest you check out more! (I wrote it, so of course I suggest you read more ;P ) You can go to my Legendary Saga tab up top and read the prologue of Legendary for free.
<3 always LH
Finally!! It is time to reveal the final cover of Legendary created by my fantastic publisher Omnific! We also have the official blurb to go with it!
LEGENDARY by L.H. Nicole
Aliana Fagan spent her childhood traveling the world, dreaming of legendary heroes and mythical lands. But after the sudden death of her parents, she hides behind the safety of her camera and her art until a vivid dream has her to digging into her father’s research about Avalon and Camelot. She is soon hurled into a magical realm by forces she thought were only the stuff of fairy tales, and finds herself thrown into an adventure she could have never imagined. And nearly everything she thought she knew about the Arthurian legends is wrong.
The independent eighteen-year-old is shocked to find that the people of Avalon think that she is the Destined One, the only person who can summon King Arthur back to life. Most surprising of all is that it’s up to her to lead the Knights of the Round Table on an epic quest—an adventure that will transport them across the seven magic realms to reclaim all that has been lost so they can defeat the evil Mordrid for good. First, she must bring the ancient warriors into her world and reunite them with their lost brothers. But chaperoning legendary knights-with-a-chivalry-complex is a constant challenge, and she certainly never thought she’d be caught between her intense feelings for the noble Sir Galahad and her growing friendship with the King.
To fulfill the prophecy, Aliana will have to discover the meaning of friendship, bravery, loyalty, true love, and forgiveness. But can she do it all in time to save the realms from Mordrid’s impending Armageddon?
We ready? Drum roll please
OMG!!! It is AMAZEBALLS! Not gonna find many like this!
Legendary will be available to buy this coming Tuesday Feb 25, 2014! Be sure to check it out.
Laters my lovelies!
<3 always L.H.
The Destined One looks so young, innocent even. But the shadows in her mesmerizing eyes speak of pain, loss and fear. Fear of me, yet she still fought me with a courage I have not seen from many females. The moment I felt her soft touch, something inside me broke. All I want to do is possess this girl. It’s a need I cannot seem to fight, yet I know I must–my first duty is to my King. ~ Galahad
In most Arthurian stories Galahad is the son of Lancelot but that is NOT true in my version. In Legendary Galahad is the cousin of Lancelot by way of adoption. My Galahad is definitely not the one found in books, he is still brave, honest, and very loyal, but he is also quiet, and has been known to brood something fierce and he communicates better with actions than with words.
Of all the Knights of the Round Table Galahad was always the strongest, fastest and the best swordsman. Only Arthur and Gwaine (or Wade as he is called in Legendary) had the skill to best Galahad, as often and Galahad bested them.
After swearing his oath to Queen Titania, Galahad found himself ambushed by a gargoyle then captured and imprisoned by the sidhe. Spending hundreds of years trapped by the sidhe’s magic changed Galahad in many ways. But then, as Lancelot explains, magic always has an effect on those whom it touches; it can reshape your entire being.
The things I love most about Galahad are his passion, his bravery and how deep his loyalty runs to those fortunate enough to earn it. Galahad was always Arthur’s most loyal knight, and still is, but after meeting Aliana, things changed and Galahad gives Aliana a very different kind of loyalty.
The loyalty of his heart.
But learning how to balance those two loyalties is no easy thing. And many, including some of his brother knights, don’t believe it is wise for him to give Aliana that loyalty so freely. But everyone has their darker side, even heroes, and Galahad has a particularly bad one. His deep loyalty also make him possessive and at times overprotective of those he cares about. He will do whatever necessary to take care of those who are his, but taken too far, that has the ability to shatter everything in a person’s life. Yet those feelings don’t come from nowhere, something has to happen to a person for them to develop such intensity; and that something is usually pretty terrible.
Okay, I’ve been debating about posting pictures of the two guys who first inspired Galahad’s look and after weeks of debating it, I’ve decided to go with it. Honestly these guys are just too darn HOTTTTT to not share them. So without further delay here are the two biggest influences on Galahad’s appearance.
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