November is full of opportunities to observe, remember and celebrate special causes, events and people. Some of personal interest to me are National Radiologic Technology Week because I just received my Dental Radiology License and Veterans Day because I’m proud to have served. Thanksgiving gives us the opportunity to remember what we are grateful for… in the company of friends and family, while watching football and eating huge amounts of comfort food.
Today I’m delighted to welcome Meredith Bond as a guest on my blog. Show her some love!
There are some things in this world that, to me, just can’t be explained to my satisfaction. Science. Music. Medicine. Charisma. How does a scientist come up with the connections she finds? How does she even know to look, let alone where to look? How can a musician — trained or untrained — create something so beautiful it takes you away on a wind of sound and pleasure? Or conversely, create such noise you wonder how anyone could call that music — and yet, thousands do?
Do you ever stop to wonder how these people do these miraculous things? What about artists? Doctors? Mechanics, yes, mechanics! Anyone who can figure out how to take apart an engine and put it back together again and have it not only work, but work better is, to me, awe inspiring. How do they do that?
It’s got to be magic. There’s no other explanation that I can find.
In my mind, these magical people exist. They’re there all around us—a part of society, a part of history—helping us, moving the world along with medical and scientific advancement. Music, art and theatre. If you stop for just a minute and look, really look, you’ll see them. You’ll know.
But who are they? They’re called the Vallen (a Latin word meaning “Powerful”). They came to us during the time of King Arthur, Merlin and Morgan le Fey and they’ve been here ever since.
But with great power can come the opportunity for its mis-use. Those people are stripped of their powers (although, clearly, sometimes after it’s too late) by the high priestess who polices the Vallen. For centuries the seventh child in the line of Morgan le Fey held this role. For centuries, generation after generation this child became the high priestess.
Until Morgan was born. The seventh child of the seventh child in the seventh generation, destined to be the most powerful Vallen, to renew the powers of all the Vallen—which naturally diminishes with each generation.
But Morgan was a boy.
Will he have what it takes to become the most powerful Vallen? What will have to do to attain his destiny? The answer might shock you.
Set during the Regency period of England (early 19th century) Magic In The Storm is the story of what happens when the child destined to become the most powerful high priestess is born male.
Meredith Bond‘s books straddle that beautiful line between historical romance and fantasy. An award-winning author, she writes fun traditional Regency romances, medieval Arthurian romances, and Regency romances with a touch of magic. Known for her characters “who slip readily into one’s heart,” Meredith loves to take her readers on a journey they won’t soon forget.
Merry has two independent children and a loving, supportive husband. She is currently living in Europe enjoying the Bohemian life.