Alexa Aston, welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about your book.
Rise of de Wolfe by Alexa Aston
Genre: medieval romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings):PG-13
1321 A.D. – After her brother’s death at the Battle of Bannockburn, Elia de Wolfe is sent to the royal court to serve as a lady-in-waiting to Queen Isabella. The granddaughter of Patrick de Wolfe, known as Nighthawk, and great-granddaughter of William de Wolfe, the Wolfe of the North, Elia is fiercely proud of her heritage and yearns to return to her home after years of fostering with the queen. When she learns her father is determined to keep her far from the border troubles with Scotland, Elia makes plans to return home.
Ferand de Montfort lost his young wife and son in childbirth and seeks a new bride–this time, one of his own choosing. He travels to London and is captivated by Elia de Wolfe, a spirited and intelligent woman. Elia convinces Ferand to escort her home, understanding she will be in his debt. Ferand hopes collecting that debt will include making Elia his wife.
Elia’s increasing reluctance to reach home springs from her growing attraction to Ferand. She is torn between remaining loyal to her family and losing her opportunity for true love.
Join Ferand and Elia on their journey across England as they find love and unite two great English families, the de Montforts and de Wolfes, in this exciting prequel to The Knights of Honor medieval romance series.
*Each book in the Knights of Honor series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Word of Honor
Book #2 Marked by Honor
Book #3 Code of Honor
Book #4 Journey to Honor
Book #5 Heart of Honor
Book #6 Bold in Honor
Book #7 Love and Honor
Book #8 Gift of Honor
Why did you write this book?
I’d never written a novella before when Kathryn Le Veque asked me to write in her World of de Wolfe Pack for Kindle Worlds. I used the opportunity to tie it into my Knights of Honor series and unite the great-granddaughter of her William de Wolfe with one of my de Montforts.
I was able to create the character of Elia de Wolfe, a strong female, and give her a love story with Ferand de Montfort. Elia will give birth to Geoffrey de Montfort, the hero of Word of Honor, Book 1 in my Knights of Honor series. Geoffrey and his wife, Merryn, appear in all ten books of the series as my anchor couple. It was fun getting to see the origins of this powerful family.
Unfortunately, Kindle Worlds’ novellas only were sold in the US, disappointing my readers who are abroad. Then–Amazon shut down Kindle Worlds July 17–so no one would be able to read this prequel! Kathryn Le Veque swept in and solved my problems. She created her own imprint, Wolfebane Publishing, to publish these novellas, which will be available to readers worldwide. I can’t wait for my fans in Canada, the UK, India, and Australia to have access to Rise of de Wolfe.
What is your favorite genre to read?
I have always been a reader of romance, especially historical romance, but I also enjoy thrillers, mysteries, and suspense.
Who is your favorite character from fiction (not including your own)?
It’s got to be Miss Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice.
What are you working on at the moment?
I’m with Dragonblade Publishing, and they are putting out a Christmas Anthology written by 8 of their authors–including me!
The great thing about the novella I’m contributing to this set is that I’m getting to write for Geoffrey and Merryn de Montfort again. I never thought I would since I’ve finished the series (the last two books are with my editor now).
This will be just a few days in their lives as they spend their first Christmas together. It was very special to be able to revisit them again as they build a life of love as a couple.
What books will we see from you in coming months?
I’ll be finishing up my Knights of Honor series in 2018. Path to Honor, Nan de Montfort’s story, will be released in September, and Jessimond de Montfort will get her HEA in November’s Return to Honor.
Where to buy Gift of Honor
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Alexa Aston is the author of The Knights of Honor, a medieval romance series that takes place in 14th century England and centers on the de Montfort family. Each standalone romance focuses on the code of chivalry that bound knights of this era.
A native Texan, Alexa lives with her husband in a Dallas suburb, where she eats her fair share of dark chocolate and plots out stories while she walks every morning. She enjoys reading, watching movies, and can’t get enough of Fixer Upper or Game of Thrones. Alexa also writes historical romance and romantic suspense novels as Lauren Linwood.
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/author/alexaaston