WHO – I’m Helen C. Johannes, author of fantasy romance for The Wild Rose Press: THE PRINCE OF VAL-FEYRIDGE and LORD OF DRUEMARWIN in the Crown of Tolem series; and BLOODSTONE, inspired by Beauty and the Beast. Upcoming is a children’s fantasy chapter book shortly to be self-published: FREDERICK FLY-CATCHER.
INTERESTS – A former English teacher, I love all things medieval, having traveled multiple times to the UK and Germany to soak up history and legends. My favorite reading material is a romantic suspense in any time period or fantasy world, but I’m also a fan of Artemis Fowl, Percy Jackson, and Harry Potter, or any such excellent adventure with a band of intrepid friends out to save the world.
NETWORK – I belong to WisRWA and RWA and Wild Rose Press Authors group. Within WisRWA my best buddies are my small area group who connect online almost daily to critique and share.
DESK – I work at the kitchen table most often; that’s where the snacks, tea, and best light are. That means I share space with whatever else is on the table, usually whichever book I’m reading, plus the newspaper, day’s mail, tissue box, and hand sanitizer. My regular companion is a little yellow plastic ‘man’ with open arms meant to hold a cell phone, but I use him to prop up my book or Kindle as I read. I thank author Jade Lee for handing them out at a readers’ convention.
OUTRAGEOUS – My friends and family would probably say my dry humor; I do have a tendency to drop a one-liner and break up a room. Others might say I’m a brainstorming machine; I can easily provide all sorts of ideas to unstick anyone but myself.
WINDOW – My kitchen window looks out to a weathered basswood tree and our bird feeder, which is attracting woodpeckers, nuthatches, goldfinches, purple finches, etc. Geese are flying overhead and I can hear them. Through the leafless trees, I can see and hear the trains passing a few blocks away. Most of the snow is gone, and everything looks dingy, but our rhubarb is coming up, a sure sign of spring.
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LORD OF DRUEMARWIN - PAGES FROM THE HEART Winner in Fantasy Romance, #2 Crown of Tolem series
In a world of lies and betrayal, can they trust each other?
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.
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Hi, my name is D. V. Stone. I am a multi-genre author of two independently published books. Felice, Shield-Mates of Dar is a fantasy romance. Agent Sam Carter and the Mystery at Branch Lake is a mid-grade paranormal. Rock House Grill, a contemporary romance released April 6th, 2020. Rainbow Sprinkles a second chance romance is now available.