Helen Henderson, 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.
Windmaster Legend by Helen Henderson
Genre Fantasy Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG
A forbidden love. An impossible quest. The accusation of witchcraft. Can love survive?
What history and time may conceal sometimes refuses to stay lost in memory. Windmaster Legend reveals the story behind the legend of the star-crossed lovers, Iol of the House of Cszabo and Pelra of the House of Pirri.
Fate conspired to keep Iol and Pelra apart. Friendship is allowed between members of competing trading houses, but nothing more. He loves the sea and wants his own ship. She hates the deep blue and has worked too hard to allow her dreams to be sidetracked by the lure of magic. Despite a beautiful woman on his arm every night, Leod wanted the one he couldn’t have—Pelra. His kin on the ruling council did more than put him on the fast track to his own ship. It provided him the power to fulfill his desires, or to ruin those who refused him.
Exiled to distant posts, given impossible challenges, and subject to Leod’s machinations, Iol and Pelra only have the hope of a future together to sustain them. But can their love survive the accusation of witchcraft?
What is your go-to meal when you dine out?
First off, I want to state that I love scallops. Apologies to those of southern heritage, but to me seafood is shrimp, lobster, and scallops. Not catfish. However that is the fish staple in my neck of the woods so fried scallops are off the wish list. Instead, on the special occasion when I’m dining out, steak with a sweet potato loaded with cinnamon brown sugar and freshly churned butter fills the plate. For a healthier alternative to cake, a side dish of fried apples is split amongst those in attendance. If it is a really, really special night out and I’m at a certain steakhouse, instead of water, a desert drink will be splurged upon. Not to violate any trademark, the drink is described as a “Down under frozen wonder with peaches, schnapps, champagne, vodka and secret mixers.”
Tell us about your favorite toy as a child.
First off I have to state that my childhood was a long…long…time ago. The tire swing on the huge, old Weeping Willow tree doesn’t really count as a toy so I sent my mind rummaging amidst the fog. There was a Barbie doll case with both store-bought and handmade clothes for the winsome blond, jacks for inside games, and badminton racquet and birdie for outside. And, while they may not qualify as a “toy,” books, books, and more books is my answer to what was my favorite.
What are your hobbies?
Over the years I’ve dabbled in photography, sketching, and a little painting. Handicraft projects help keep fingers nimble and flexible. Beadwork, crocheting, knitting, and cross-stitch embroidery not only serve the physical purpose, they provide a creative outlet as well. These days between writing and caregiving, the only hobby I can claim is reading an occasional book.
When you read for pleasure, what kind of books do you choose?
I like to hang out with mages, fly with dragons and journey amidst the stars so science fiction and fantasy are my go-to genres when I read for pleasure. When I want a change of pace, I pull historical fiction, especially tales of the Old West off the shelf.
If the hero of your latest book called you on the phone, what would be a perfect ringtone for him?
Although the official question qualified “your latest book,” I didn’t want to make the Archmage of the World nor any of the other heroes I’ve written angry at me. I really try to remain on good terms with dragons. And it really didn’t matter as the same ringtones came to mind for almost all of them. The first tune is “The Lonely Man.” For those not familiar with it, “Lonely Man” is the haunting reprise played at the end of “The Incredible Hulk” television series as David Banner walks alone down the highway. The ringtone represents the hero’s desperation and his time alone.
Then there is the second triumphant ringtone when they hear a call and realize their searches may actually end. This need is fulfilled by “I Need A Hero.” Not because the hero comes to someone’s rescue. No, the heroine is quite capable of handling things on her own. However, she too is lonely and needs someone who is capable of fighting alongside her.
Where to buy Windmaster Legend
Barnes and Noble https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/books/1130506939
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Although the author of several local histories, and numerous articles on the topics of American and military history, antiques and collectibles, Henderson’s first love is fiction. Her work in the museum and history fields enables a special insight into creating fantasy worlds. The descendent of a coal-miner’s daughter and an aviation flight engineer, her writing reflects the contrasts of her heritage as well as that of her Gemini sign. Her stories cross genres from historical westerns to science fiction and fantasy. In the world of romantic fantasy, she is the author of the Dragshi Chronicles and The Windmaster Novels. In her books, she invites you to join her on travels through the stars, or among fantasy worlds of the imagination.
Amazon Author Page http://amzn.com/e/B001HPM2XK