Wednesday, 9 September 2015

Who is in the mood for a little love and betrayal? The fiction kind of course!

Artist: Diana Carlile
Let's start getting in the mood for a little love and betrayal! Ooooh la-la!

Over the coming weeks I'm going to start releasing a few interesting bits and pieces about the key players of, Of Love & Betrayal - the follow up to, Of Love and Vengeance.

Of Love & Betrayal (available for pre-order soon) - features the grandson of Laila and Aymon, the hero and heroine from, Of Love and Vengeance. You may want to pick up your copy of Vengeance, which is currently available for a limited for 99 cents.

I had so much fun writing Of Love & Betrayal. It was an interesting journey finding out what happened two generations after the happily ever after of the first book. How did Laila and Aymon's children turn out? Their grandchildren? Would we see Laila and Aymon's influence on the generations to come? Or did they go completely off the rails? Would Laila and Aymon be proud of the generations that followed? 

So many questions! And they have all (and then some!) been answered in, Of Love & Betrayal.

I'm going to break with tradition here. I know it is usually customary and polite to first introduce the ladies - but, I'm making an executive decision and I'm going to introduce you to the hero first. You'll soon see why! *swoon*

So, without further ado let's meet...

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Picked your jaw off the floor yet? I haven't! I could look at him all day. And just between you and I, I practically have...

So, what do we know about Troy? 

Well, let's start with the usual stuff. Troy de Gysborne was born on 21 September 1105. He's the grandson of Lady Laila and Lord Aymon. His parents are Duke Heward and Duchess Bernadine (Lady L and Lord A's daughter). His siblings are Algernon and Hewett. All boys. Troy is the youngest. And he has several nieces and nephews.

You may have noticed that Troy comes from a family full of titles. But, don't think he rubs that in anyone's face. In fact, he downplays his titled family. He's not uncomfortable about it, he just doesn't see the need to highlight that fact. So, he's a bit of a cool dude but he doesn't necessarily want to be one of the gang. He's a bit of a loner. Partly by choice. Partly by circumstance. He likes his own company and could spend hours on his own. But, despite what he may tell himself, he really does need someone special in his life.

Oh, and he's good with his hands. *snigger* No, get your mind out of that place - I really do mean, he's good with his hands. He's very skilled at carving trinkets out of wood.

And he's also a mean storyteller too. Honestly, you could listen to him for hours as he spins tales of Orkney lore.

Like his grandfather, Lord A, Troy has a strong moral code. Sometimes overly so, if that is at all possible. And he's a bit of a black and white thinker. He has trouble seeing the shades of gray. This is both a good and bad thing.

And he's stubborn. Just like his father. Although, he can't really see the similarities between himself and his father. 

Troy is someone you definitely want on side. He'll fight to protect you, no matter what. Sometimes without much care for his own safety. Or life. 

When he raced into that burning hut to rescue that little girl? *tears*

Now, as much as I would like to, I can't gloss over the fact Troy has done something that has seen his father disown him and his brother want to kill him... *insert incidental music here*

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Oh. Em. Gee. What has he done? Eeek, I can't tell you. It's not my story to tell. You'll need to read, Of Love & Betrayal to find out. All I can say is...yikes. And yikes again. And then possibly, oh okay.

And Troy makes the ladies swoon...

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So, if you want to find out more about Troy de Gysborne be sure to keep an eye out on, Of Love & Betrayal. COMING SOON!

In the meantime, enjoy the story that started it all!

Cover Artist: RJ Morris


  1. Okay...I must admit I was drooling, lol! Great post, Louise! I can hardly wait for the new book.

  2. Great post, Louise. You've got me intrigued. What happened to disown him from his family? Very interesting!