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A note about Lara's indie reissues

Dear Reader,

While you may know me best as the author of the Midnight Breed series--dark, sexy contemporary vampire novels with a gritty, urban fantasy edge--I actually got my start as a published author writing medieval romances. Years before Lucan, Dante, Tegan and the rest of the Order's warriors first stormed into my imagination with fangs bared and guns blazing, there was Gunnar and Cabal, Griffin, Braedon and a few more dark knights in not-so-shiny armor who'd leapt from my keyboard and into my heart.

As a midlist author in the late 1990s and early 2000s, my print runs were very small, which meant my books were extremely hard to find in stores, even during their first weeks on sale. And when readers can't find your books to buy them, small print runs eventually dry up and those books disappear forever. At least, that used to be the case. Now, thanks to the Internet and independent publishing, I'm delighted to have the opportunity to resurrect my original releases and offer them to my readers with beautiful new cover treatments and great indie ebook prices, too!

Starting with HEART OF THE HUNTER, the first in my Dragon Chalice paranormal medieval series, I am reissuing all seven of my historical romances (written under the name Tina St. John). If you like my Midnight Breed series, I think you'll find much to enjoy about the Dragon Chalice books in particular. Centered on a quest for a mythical cup forged of dark secrets and hidden powers, the Dragon Chalice series allowed me to infuse my dark medieval romances with the mystique of mythical kingdoms, dark magic and dangerous shapeshifters.

All of my books, no matter their settings or time periods, feature strong alpha heroes who are dark and dangerous on the outside, but loyal and true when it comes to the woman who eventually scales his forbidding emotional walls and conquers his heart. I'm excited to bring you these long out of print titles from my backlist, and I can't wait to introduce you to all of the other new characters and stories still to come in my future releases.

I hope you enjoy the books!

 

THE DRAGON CHALICE SERIES

 

Heart of the HunterHeart of the Hunter

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: March 2012*
Original Release: June 2004, Ballantine
*Available exclusively at Amazon 9/6 thru 12/4

Available formats:
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NOOK ebook -- coming Dec 2012
iBooks ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Kobo ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Sony ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Smashwords ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Trade Paperback -- coming Nov 2012

 

From the back cover:

Ariana of Clairmont would risk anything to save her kidnapped brother, a quest she knows is fraught with peril. Her only ally is Braedon le Chasseur, a formidable knight with a mysterious past, whose scarred face and brooding nature mask a soul filled with pain. Ariana fears this dangerous man and the secrets he strives to conceal--but Braedon’s touch is pure seduction, his kiss a potent lure that tempts her into a passion she is powerless to resist.

Once known as The Hunter, now haunted by a dark legacy he struggles to deny, Braedon lives in a world of shadow and isolation--until he is thrust together with an innocent beauty in need of his protection. Embarking on a journey that will lead them to a legendary treasure, Braedon will be forced to confront old enemies and the stunning secret of his true nature--or risk losing Ariana and the only happiness he has ever known. . . .

Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Historical Romantic Adventure of the Year

RWA Rita Finalist for Best Paranormal Romance of the Year

 

Heart of the FlameHeart of the Flame

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: March 2012
Original Release: March 2005, Ballantine

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Trade Paperback -- coming Nov 2012

 

From the back cover:

Six months in an enemy's dungeon might have broken a weaker man, but former Templar knight Kenrick of Clairmont has emerged from imprisonment with an unyielding determination, and consumed by a single daunting quest: to find the Dragon Chalice, a mystical treasure said to grant its bearer unlimited power. It is a dangerous chase, one that pits Kenrick against foes skilled in dark, deadly arts. But no obstacle will prove more treacherous--nor more seductively lethal--than the fiery beauty called Haven.

Caught up in the battle for the Chalice, Haven survives a night of terror that leaves her wounded and near death. Her memory scorched by fever, Haven awakens to find herself in the care of the forbidding, handsome Kenrick, who offers his protection in return for her alliance. A tenuous trust is formed between them, which soon ignites into a fierce passion neither can deny. But Haven's memory of her past is slowly beginning to surface, and it will threaten the fragile bond she and Kenrick share--and embroil them in a fight for their very lives. . . .

Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Romantic Adventure of the Year

"A richly imagined, paranormal-tinged historical . . . dark, exquisitely sensual and beautifully written." --Booklist

 

Heart of the DoveHeart of the Dove

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: March 2012
Original Release: December 2005, Ballantine

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Trade Paperback -- coming Nov 2012

 

From the back cover:

Everything Randwulf of Greycliff loved was torn from his grasp in a night of fire and terror. His wife and child slain, his manor destroyed, Rand now lives for one thing alone: revenge on the man who ordered the attack. Armed with a part of the legendary Dragon Chalice--the object his enemy most desires--Rand embarks on a deadly voyage to trap his foe. He will avenge his family . . . and let no one stand in his way.

On a stormswept shore in the wilds of northern England, a gentle maiden discovers a man lying on the beach, shipwrecked and in need of care. But helping him is forbidden. Serena has the gift of Knowing: with a mere touch, she can see all the secrets in a man's heart. It is a gift that has kept her secluded from the outside world, wary of those who would use her powers for their own gain. But Rand's wounded heart beckons, and his passionate nature draws her to him--daring her to surrender to a dangerous seduction that could destroy them both. . . .

"Fast-paced . . . as usual, RITA award finalist (St. John) peoples her tale with vibrant and engaging characters." --Publishers Weekly

"Power emanates from the pages . . . Fabulous!" --Romantic Times Top Pick

Dragon Chalice Series (boxed set)Dragon Chalice Series (digital boxed set)

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Releasing: December 2012

Available formats:
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NOOK ebook -- coming Dec 2012
iBooks ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Kobo ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Sony ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Smashwords ebook -- coming Dec 2012
Trade Paperback -- n/a

 

From the back cover:

Digital boxed set of the Dragon Chalice series, a trio of award-winning, full-length historical paranormal romances from New York Times and #1 internationally best-selling author Lara Adrian (originally published under the pen name Tina St. John).

HEART OF THE HUNTER - Book 1
Desperate to rescue her kidnapped brother, Ariana of Clairmont joins forces with Braedon le Chasseur, a seductive knight with a mysterious past--and a dark legacy he struggles to deny. Allied in a quest for a legendary treasure, they encounter powerful enemies skilled in dark magic...and discover a love beyond enchantment.

HEART OF THE FLAME - Book 2
Freed after six months imprisonment in an enemy's dungeon, former Knight Templar Kenrick of Clairmont is determined to find the Dragon Chalice, a mystical treasure rumored to grant its bearer unlimited power. He joins forces with an enigmatic beauty called Haven, risking all for a woman whose dark past could destroy them both.

HEART OF THE DOVE - Book 3
After the murders of his family, the only thing Randwulf of Greycliff desires is revenge. Vowing to use the dark magic of the mythical Dragon Chalice to destroy his enemy, Rand is unprepared for Serena, the innocent enchantress who stands in his way...and whose tender love might be all that can save his wounded soul.

MEDIEVAL ROMANCES

 

Lord of VengeanceLord of Vengeance

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: April 2012
Original Release: June 1999, Ballantine

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From the back cover:

Taken captive by Gunnar Rutledge, a dark knight sworn to destroy her father, Raina d'Bussy must teach forgiveness to a man who knows no mercy and lives only to exact revenge on his enemy. But time in Gunnar's keep stirs an unwanted passion in Raina, and something far more perilous, when she finds herself falling in love with the one man she should never desire.

For Gunnar, vengeance is all that matters. He seeks the ultimate price from his enemy's beautiful young daughter, claiming Raina as his hostage. But the proud beauty defies him at every turn, tempting him like no other. Setting out to break Raina's glorious spirit, Gunnar instead finds himself bewitched by her goodness, her strength. Can he seize the justice he is due without losing Raina forever?

Winner of the Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award for Best Medieval Romance of the Year

HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Historical Romance of the Year

"Between the hero and heroine, a secret that I was not prepared for (which is a definite plus) and the action building to a fevered pitch toward the end, there was little or nothing not to love in Lord of Vengeance. All in all, it is a truly wonderful read." --All About Romance (Grade A / Desert Isle Keeper)

Lady of ValorLady of Valor

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: May 2012
Original Release: April 2000, Ivy Books

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From the back cover:

Left a widow by her cruel husband's death, Lady Emmalyn of Fallonmour is determined to control her own destiny, until her hard-won vows of independence are threatened by the mysterious warrior sent to protect her castle on order of the king. Emmalyn is now at the mercy of Sir Cabal, a feared knight known as Blackheart.

Skilled at war and hiding a tormented past, Cabal swears allegiance to no one but himself and his country. But once he meets Emmalyn, he finds his strength tested by this proud beauty who stirs his blood with desire, tempting him to defy his king and surrender his heart. . . .

Winner of the National Readers Choice Award for Best Historical Romance of the Year

HOLT Medallion Finalist for Best Historical Romance of the Year

"Cabal is a tortured hero, and if you like those, you'll love him - he is a good man who thinks he has lost what makes him a human being. As for Emmalyn, she's spunky without being annoying, strong and independent. It was a joy to watch these two fall in love. If you are looking for a great medieval, look no further than Lady of Valor." --All About Romance (Grade A / Desert Isle Keeper)

 

White Lion's LadyWhite Lion's Lady

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: May 2012
Original Release: August 2001, Ivy Books

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From the back cover:

Abducted on the way to her wedding, heiress Isabel de Lamere is unaware that the scoundrel planning to use her for his own gain is the cherished champion of her childhood: Griffin, the White Lion. Yet even as she discovers his treachery, Isabel cannot deny that Griffin lingers in her dreams, awakening the passion in her steadfast heart.

Then a twist of fate puts a price on both their heads, embroiling them in a life-and-death chase that will force Griffin to choose between his own freedom and his fierce desire for the woman who would redeem his noble spirit. But to reclaim his lost honor, the White Lion could lose Isabel forever. . . .

Winner of the National Booksellers Best Award for Best Historical Romance of the Year

RWA Rita Finalist for Best Historical Romance of the Year

Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Romance of the Year

“Has everything I look for in a good medieval romance: a strong hero, an intelligent and caring heroine, a really unpleasant villain, and plenty of atmosphere. It also has a few unexpected twists and turns, which complement an excellent plot . . . the romance is pure gold.” --All About Romance (Grade A / Desert Isle Keeper)

 

Black Lion's BrideBlack Lion's Bride

Lara Adrian, LLC (USA)
Reissued: May 2012
Original Release: May 2002, Ivy Books

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From the back cover:

Daughter of the King of the Assassins, Zahirah was trained to be as deadly as she is beautiful. When she steals into the desert camp of the English army, she has one goal: to banish the crusaders from her homeland by murdering King Richard the Lionheart. Her deceptive strategy delivers her into the hands of the enemy--and puts her at the mercy of the dashing Black Lion, Sebastian of Montborne.

Fighting for peace in a dangerous, exotic land, Sebastian never dreamed that the tides of war would bring him a mysterious beauty in need of his protection. Nor could he guess that the lady who ignites his heart is the very enemy he has sworn to destroy on behalf of his king. Caught in a deadly game of passion and deception, their unbidden love could cost Sebastian and Zahirah their lives. . . .

Romantic Times Reviewers Choice Award Nominee for Best Historical Romantic Adventure of the Year

Romantic Times Magazine K.I.S.S. Hero for Sebastian of Montborne

Reviewers International Organization’s Dorothy Parker Award

"A passionate adventure romance . . . an action-packed love story with a strong conflict, well-detailed historical backdrop and memorable characters." --Romantic Times Magazine

 

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