Hello everyone – it has been a while since Jeffe Kennedy has graced the rooms of my place and I’m so happy to say she’s back with another excellent series, the Covenant of Thorns series, Book 3, Rogue’s Paradise: ) Talk about faerie tales…this one will have you on the edge of your seat and also swooning over the sensual romance as it unfolds…I love Rogue – and this tale is full of twists and turns leading to??? *grins* That’s the best part: )
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It surprises me that I sometimes see my Covenant of Thorns trilogy – which just completed with Rogue’s Paradise on September 8 – classified as erotic. Genre classifications can be tricksy and multi-layered, of course. And I know that, while this series is classified as Fantasy Romance, it variably fits into Fantasy, Dark Fantasy, Paranormal, etc. It’s just that, as an author of straight up contemporary erotic romance, I’ve always known that Covenant of Thorns never went *quite* that far.
Well, not until Rogue’s Paradise, that is.
(There are multiple reasons for the title, after all.)
From the very beginning the series has had sexual themes. In their review, The Bookpushers described it as a “dark, jagged but sensual edge.” (http://thebookpushers.com/2014/09/09/joint-review-rogues-paradise-covenant-of-thorns-3-by-jeffe-kennedy) The series is about power and control – recurring themes for me – and they play out on a sexual level as well as on magical and political ones. In the first two books, this shadow is both intense and less overt. By the third book… well, what can I say?
Happy ever after is happy.
Pregnant, possessed, and in love with a man I don’t dare to trust-those are the consequences of the risks I took to save my life. But Faerie, the land of blood and magic, is filled with bitter ironies, and the bargains I made now threaten me and my unborn child.
The darkly sensual fae noble Rogue still tempts me to danger and desire. As we await the birth of our child, I’ve been forced to question whether our offspring is part of a bargain Rogue once made to save himself. He can’t tell me the truth due to a spell the vicious Queen Titania has him under. Would he betray our family against his will? Could I ever forgive him if he does?
Rogue insists on an eternal commitment from me, even as Titania’s forces close in on us. I don’t know if Rogue and I can withstand her onslaught, or that of the beast within me. But I will not stop looking for answers-even if it brings the walls of Faerie crashing down.
About the Author:
Jeffe Kennedy is an award-winning author with a writing career that spans decades. Her works include non-fiction, poetry, short fiction, and novels. She has been a Ucross Foundation Fellow, received the Wyoming Arts Council Fellowship for Poetry, and was awarded a Frank Nelson Doubleday Memorial Award. Her essays have appeared in many publications, including Redbook.
Her most recent works include a number of fiction series: the fantasy romance novels of A Covenant of Thorns; the contemporary BDSM novellas of the Facets of Passion, and an erotic contemporary serial novel, Master of the Opera, which released beginning January 2, 2014. A fourth series, the fantasy trilogy The Twelve Kingdoms, hit the shelves starting in May 2014 and a fifth, the highly anticipated erotic romance trilogy, Falling Under, will release starting in July.
She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico, with two Maine coon cats, plentiful free-range lizards and a very handsome Doctor of Oriental Medicine.
Jeffe can be found online at her website: JeffeKennedy.com, every Sunday at the popular Word Whores blog, on Facebook, and pretty much constantly on Twitter @jeffekennedy. She is represented by Foreword Literary.
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