I write predominantly historical romance (with a few contemporary romances set in Italy thrown in) — but I am also working on another genre close to my heart: epic fantasy romance.

I'm currently writing RULED BY SHADOWS—a novel about a young woman who must face her darkest fears in order to save her world and find love. Fans of my historical romance should enjoy RULED BY SHADOWS as it has all the elements that readers seem to enjoy in my historicals: memorable characters, realistic love stories and fast-paced action—with an epic fantasy adventure thrown in! This is the first of the LIGHT & DARKNESS series.

I've drawn two maps for the series - take a look!

RULED BY SHADOWS was a finalist in the RWNZ Great Beginnings Contest 2016 (submission of the first 3 chapters).!

Epic Fantasy Romance

Ruled by Shadows

In a land ruled by shadows, the fate of all lies in the hands of a girl who is afraid of the dark.

Lilia is afraid of the shadows, so when her own one starts behaving strangely, she can barely cope—especially when it starts threatening her.

It all starts the day she meets Saul of Anthor. Handsome and darkly mysterious, he leaves a charm-stone in her safekeeping. Only, what appears to be a humble Hag Stone—used by folk to ward off evil spirits—is in reality a powerful talisman. One that a secret brotherhood has spent a thousand years searching for.

Perrin is Lilia’s best friend. He has spent his life avoiding responsibility and hard work—but now he becomes her unlikely ally. When Saul of Anthor reappears, Perrin suspects his motives. Robana, a healer with a mysterious past, also believes Lilia is in danger—although from those far more dangerous than Saul.

The shadows are deepening and an ancient evil risks being unleashed upon the world. Lilia embarks on a journey into danger, discovery and . . . love.  But she must face the darkness, and her own fears—or there will be no going home.


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