Ben Pryor grew up as an average kid in Camden, Maine, unaware of the supernatural storm brewing in his Celtic blood. However, at nineteen, as the last born in the royal line of the beings that once ruled Atlantis, Ben has eagerly embraced his newfound abilities and birthright.When Caleb, his sister’s mate, goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the prime suspect is the last remaining member of the overthrown corrupt Guardian Council.
With the discovery that an old acquaintance has been keeping secrets and the future Ben was so sure of shifting before his eyes, the situation becomes more complicated, the ransom for Caleb too high.
In the sequel to Shades of Atlantis, Ben will delve deeper than he ever imagined into the magical old ways of the Guardians, the secrets of Excalibur, and the truth behind the legend of King Arthur.
She began experimenting with fiction at school and keeps the notebook containing her first unpublished novel in her desk drawer. Over three decades later, all her stories still begin life scrawled on paper.
When not writing, Carol can be found exploring history with her son. Luckily, he shares her love of old buildings, castles, and tombs.
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“No.” The word left my lips before I realized. My heart raced to the point of pain, and all eyes landed on me. I wanted to run, to take Amanda’s hand and walk away from this table, to go back to our life in Camden. In the next second, Amanda’s searching eyes met mine. Her head tilted to the side, and her lips turned down at the corners. Her head shook almost indiscernibly.
“I don’t want you to risk your life again,” I told her, preventing Amanda from asking a question.
Amanda cupped my jaw with her hand. I leaned into her touch seeking comfort, and at the same time feeling it was undeserved. I flinched away from her, and in one swift movement pushed my chair back and stood. I held the backrest, sliding my slick palms over the wood. I hadn’t noticed my palms were sweating. Amanda pushed herself from the table and moved to place her hand on my arm. I shied away from her touch for the second time and scanned the faces around me. All looked at me with varying degrees of judgment and pity. I ignored Amanda and addressed Triona.
“It doesn’t matter what we do. The life we had growing up is over, and nothing will ever be the same. We were naïve to think we could have normal.”
Listen to Podcast # 91 to hear me talk about Shades of Atlantis the first book in this series. Review of Shades of Avalon will come soon!
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