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Be in the Spotlight Elizabeth Hull (C.N. Lesley) March 18, 2013

Author Elizabeth Hull   pen name C.N.  Lesley
Release Date March 20th, 2013

Darkspire Reaches


Elizabeth Hull, writing under the by line of C.N.Lesley, lives in Alberta with her husband and cats. Her three daughters live close by. When she isn’t writing, Elizabeth likes to read and to paint watercolors. She is also a keen gardener, despite the very short summers and now has a mature shade garden. Once a worker in the communications sector, mostly concentrating on local news and events, she now writes full time.
The by line comes about because there is a very nice lady fantasy writer already published who uses Elizabeth’s legal name.
All Elizabeth’s cats are rescue adoptions. Her current boy was days away from being euthanized, as he was deemed too sick to adopt. The cat recovered within hours of being brought home.
She was senior managing editor of FlashMe Magazine and now is assistant flash fiction editor for Abyss and Apex.
Short story, entitled ‘The Hurdy Gurdy Man’ to Emerald Tales for their February 2010 ‘Carnival’ issue.
Short story, entitled ‘The Seventh Child’ to Emerald Tales for their June 2010 ‘Midsummer Eve’ issue.
Flash story, entitled ‘Time For All Seasons’ to Flashquake for their fall edition 2010
Darkspire Reaches, a novel, Kristell Ink for publication in spirng 2013

Darkspire Reaches – C.N. Lesley
Her birth mother left her as a sacrifice to the Wyvern, believing a second
born twin had no soul.
Her foster mother thought Raven possessed the magic of the First born. She believed she raised a slave.
The emperor of all the lands believed she knew the secret of his birth and
that he must silence her.
Her tribe thought they could trade her for safe passage out of the
emperor’s lands.
The Wyvern knows better. He is coming for her. His fury has no limits.
Raven always knew nobody wanted her: Her own mother abandoned her as baby for a wyvern sacrifice. Saved by a local witch to a hard life of labor, Raven always fears a wyvern would hunt her. And when one does he takes her to the mountain aerie of Darkspire Reaches, where she encounters the mighty Drakken lord. Apart from being handsome and powerful, Connor is the most arrogant, self-centered, difficult man Raven has ever encountered. Instant power battles ensue leading to a sparkling love/hate relationship.
From Kristell Ink
Darkspire Reaches is a dark romantic fantasy, richly told and with characters so real, you cry for them. C N Lesley is masterful. This is for lovers of Ilona Andrews, Karen Chance, Sherrilyn Kenyon and such like.

Book Description

March 20, 2013
"...the kind of enveloping world-building and characterization that can cause you to look up hours later and only then notice that while you were immersed in the book the sun has set and you've missed a meal. Or two." Wendy S. Delmater, Abyss & Apex Magazine The wyvern has hunted for the young outcast all her life; a day will come when, after being rejected by civilisation and the tribes, she must at last face him. Abandoned as a sacrifice to the wyvern, a young girl is raised to fear the beast her adoptive clan believes meant to kill her. When the Emperor outlaws all magic, Raven is forced to flee from her home with her foster mother, for both are judged as witches. Now an outcast, she lives at the mercy of others, forever pursued by the wyvern. Soon her life will change forever. An unique and unsettling romantic adventure about rejection and belonging.

Favorite Music

Adagio in G Minor by Albinoni

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