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Lord of Druemarwin by Helen C. Johannes is a Celebrate Mothers Bookish Event pick #fantasyromance #romantasy #mothersday #giveaway



Author: Helen C. Johannes


Genre: Fantasy Romance, Romantasy


Book Blurb:


“I read this book in a span of hours. I have work I should have done yesterday that I did not do today because I had reading to do…. The romance was well done, steamy. A good book!” Netgalley Reviewer 613674


Lady Raell can fight, ride, and argue politics as well as her brothers. Only being mistress of her father's household keeps her in skirts. In Naed, the new Lord of Druemarwin, she has found devotion, a kindred spirit, and a marriage promise. But when a forgotten and unwanted betrothal comes to light, she has no choice but to run.


Amidst sweeping revolution, Naed must rally his people, fend off assassination attempts, and fight against claims he's a traitor. Then he discovers everything about his lineage and family is a lie. And his beloved belongs to another.


With lives and a kingdom at stake, Raell and Naed must find a way to protect the innocent and save their love.


“I Truly loved this book the setting, the plot, the writing style, the plot twists and the characters in the book were amazing. I would reread this again.Nicole b, Netgalley




“Raell, now is not the time—”


Aye, it wasn’t. They stood in torchlight on an open parapet while assassins stalked them, but this might be her only chance to reach him across that precipice he’d thrown up between them, to secure the future they were meant to share.


“Does my honor mean naught? When weighed with D’nalian honor, is mine lesser because ‘tis a woman’s honor? Or because ‘tis a Tolemak’s honor? Be honest and tell me that.”


The world had gone silent; Raell could hear nothing over the rush of blood in her ears, the terrible heavy beats of her heart while she waited, dizzy with fear, breathless with longing, for the man she loved to respond with a word, a look, even a blink. Even a shift of his gaze she’d take as a sign he’d at least heard, mayhap begun to consider—


“Yes, be honest, Lord Naed,” said a voice she’d heard but once, a voice that raised all the fine hairs on her body and made her innards contract into a cold, tight knot. “Tell us both how much honor means to a bastard who’s betrayed his countrymen and his blood.”


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What makes your featured book a must-read?


A host of obstacles—enemies, assassins, siblings, etc.—threaten betrothed couple Raell and Naed, but perhaps the most insurmountable might be dealing with his mother. A swashbuckling romance of love, danger, and family—perfect for Mother’s Day.


Giveaway –


Enter to win a $10 Amazon gift card:



Open Internationally.


Runs May 7 – May 14, 2024.


Winner will be drawn on May 15, 2024.


Author Biography:


Helen C. Johannes writes award-winning fantasy inspired by the fairy tales she grew up reading and the amazing historical places she’s visited in England, Ireland, Scotland and Germany. Multi-published, she writes tales of adventure and romance in fully realized worlds sprung from pure imagination and a lifelong interest in history, culture, and literature. Warriors on horseback, women who refuse to sit idly at home, and passion that cannot be denied or outrun—that’s what readers will find in her adult books. Fast-paced, fanciful, family-friendly fun inspired by her own children is the hallmark of her children’s books.


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May 10

Thank you, Helen, for sharing your book in our Celebrate Mothers Bookish Event!

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