August 23, 2014

A Matter of Trust by Greta van der Rol #GuestPost #Giveaway

Will the Demon Admiral protect her from her family? Princess Amira is ready to start a new life after the death of her husband, but that doesn’t include marrying the man her father picks out for her. Pursued by his agents, she races across the galaxy in a desperate search for a safe haven. Amid simmering tensions at the edge of the Empire, Amira renews her acquaintance with Imperial Admiral Ul-Mellor. Although his detractors call him the Demon Admiral, Amira finds him intelligent, articulate, and very attractive. 

But Ul-Mellor is not human and Amira is a princess – far above Ul-Mellor’s status on his home world. He and Amira will have to overcome a gulf of cultural and class differences if they’re to turn their mutual attraction into a relationship. And what will Ul-Mellor do when faced with a choice – Amira or his hard-won commission?

Genre: Romantic Science Fiction
Release Date: April 11, 2014
Length: 94 Pages

The Book Excerpt

The Guest Post

Space Jewels

Hi and thanks for having me. 

Although I don't own much jewelry, I do love looking at gems. Have you seen the beautiful Hope blue diamond? Or gazed into the depths of a ruby? Or perhaps an Australian black opal? Gems are so evocative, aren't they? 

Jewellery plays a rather important role in A Matter of Trust. It's the kind of thing princesses tend to have – and very handy if you need something small and portable which you can sell. Amira takes some of her jewelry with her when she makes her escape from her father's house with the help of the local, non-human Tuchaska. Before she leaves, her friend, the Tuchaska doctor, gives her a necklace. 

Here's a description: 

Taking care not to tear the beautiful material the Tuchaska wove from local grasses, Amira unwrapped a necklace. Exquisitely detailed animals and plants like the ones depicted in the frescoes and wall hangings of her bedroom in the palace were joined together, each piece made from gold and silver with, here and there, the glint of tiny red stones used for eyes. The necklace supported a pendant of the same deep red stone, with a glow like that of heated iron simmering in its depths. 

What's your favourite gemstone? 

Oh – and for those interested, the hero of that fan fic short story was Grand Admiral Thrawn. But really, his only similarity with Admiral Ul-Mellor is red eyes and his background as a brilliant outsider. (There's that thing about red stones again.) 

ABout Greta van der Rol
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Greta van der Rol loves writing action-packed adventures with a side salad of romance. Most of her work is space opera, but she has written paranormal and historical fiction. 

She lives not far from the coast in Queensland, Australia and enjoys photography and cooking when she isn't bent over the computer. She has a degree in history and a background in building information systems, both of which go a long way toward helping her in her writing endeavors.

The Giveaway

$10 Amazon or Barnes & Noble Gift Card!

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