He was bred for war. Her magic is only for peace. Together they must fight for love. A wartime romance blooms when a peace-loving witch teams up with a battle-hardened riever who has never known peace to oust an evil warlord and restore the rightful boy king to the throne. Opposites attract and sparks fly, but is it enough for a forever kind of love? Find out in Renee Wildes’ newest fantasy romance, A Guardian Redeemed, Book 7 in the Guardians of Light series from Champagne Book Group.
Renee, 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 series.
A Guardian Redeemed, Book 7 in the Guardians of Light series
Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): R
Weapons stolen, comrades dead, ship burned and sunk, Valkyn is rotting in Lord Zurvan’s grim dungeon, wondering if he will ever again see his sons. Rescue comes from an unexpected source–the human witch Zurvan sent to patch him up between beatings.
Mari can’t bring herself to let Valkyn die, never mind that the fearsome northern riever is the scourge of her homeland. Yet in him she finds an ally who could help restore the rightful boy king to the throne. And a man who reminds her body there’s life after widowhood.
Their first kiss unleashes pent-up passion she thought was long buried, clouding all the reasons they shouldn’t get involved. But the blood on Valkyn’s hands is anathema to Mari’s magic. If she dares open herself to him fully, he could destroy her.
Valkyn knows his heart has already surrendered to hers. When this quest is over, the real quest will be convincing her that polar opposites not only attract, they belong together– forever.
Which book is this in the series?
How many books do you plan for the series?
There are 7
How many books are completed?
What characters are the main stars in your series?
Each book is stand-alone, featuring a different headline couple introduced as a minor character in a previous title. Because the worlds are interconnected and the couples all know each other, previous lead couples from past titles can make an appearance in future titles, so readers can catch up with how old favorites are doing.
What is the overall theme in this series?
Guardians of Light is about opposites attract, overcoming differences, and good working together to defeat evil.
Please list the series titles below, in any order you prefer.
Bk 1–A Guardian’s Heart (Dara & Loren)
Bk 2–A Guardian’s Hope (Maleta & Cianan)
Bk 3–A Guardian Revealed (Finora & Trystan)
Bk 4–A Guardian’s Dream (Pryseis & Benilo)
Bk 5–A Guardian’s Destiny (Verdeen & Aryk)
Bk 6–A Guardian Betrayed (Maili & Dax)
Bk 7–A Guardian Redeemed (Mari & Valkyn)
What did you like best about writing this series?
I loved watching how characters develop, growing stronger and more confident both alone and together. I am constantly surprised when a secondary character becomes so much MORE that they have to have their own story–and the next book is born!
What other books (not in this series, have you written?)
I have a sci fi romance called Seditious Hearts, that won the 2019 FFP RWA OTFS contest Sci Fi Romance category and is due to come out from Champagne Book Group in April 2021. In this enemies-to-lovers story, Lonan Tremayne is ordered to commandeer the Imperium medical frigate, IMF Intervention, for the Resistance–and convince the Chief Medical Officer, Sub-Commander Seppala Amundsen, to defect. Another wartime romance story–with a twist (or two).
Where can we find links for all your books?
Where to buy A Guardian Redeemed
Renee Wildes Social Media
Renee Wildes is an award-winning WI writer. She grew up reading fantasy authors Terry Brooks and Mercedes Lackey and is a huge Joseph Campbell fan, so the minute she discovered romance novels it became inevitable that she would combine it all and write fantasy romance. Renee is a history buff, from ancient Greece (esp. Sparta) through Dark Ages (esp. Celt and Viking) to medieval times.
As a Navy brat and a cop’s kid, she gravitated to protector/guardian heroes and heroines. She’s had horses (and dogs and cats) her whole life, so became the only vet tech/dog groomer in a family of nurses. It all comes together in her sci fi, paranormal & fantasy romance books for Champagne Book Group – fantasy, action, romance, heroics, and lots of critters!
Amazon Author Page https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B003ZMXWQE
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