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Thursday, January 22, 2015

Introducing LADY OF THE KNIGHT by M.J. Schiller

Okay, folks, you're in for a treat today. M.J. Schiller presents her latest release, LADY OF THE KNIGHT. This is the second book in her Romantic Knights Trilogy. Although it doesn't release until January 27th, right now it's up for pre-order for only 99 cents! What a bargain.  And what a fabulous cover!

Upon release the price will increase to $2.99, so take advantage of this limited time offer. If you love romance and the adventures inherent in space travel, this is the series for you. 


Book One, LEAP INTO THE KNIGHT, is also on sale for 99 cents!



Tagline ~ LADY OF THE KNIGHT

Would she betray the man she loves in order to save his life?

Blurb ~

Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.
But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.

Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.
But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.

When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.
Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?


Excerpt ~
He entered a hallway lined with doors on either side. About halfway up a patch of light on the polished wood stretched from one of the doorways and then became slimmer and slimmer, disappearing as the door slid shut. He picked up his pace, but footsteps approached from a side hallway. Ducking into a doorway, he flattened himself against the cold metal, his heart racing. The footsteps echoed loudly on the flooring, but soon became more distant. Daring to stick his head out, he got a glimpse of the back of someone turning onto another corridor. He estimated the spot where he thought the light shone on the floor, then strode to the door, took a deep breath, and punched the keypad.
He was horrorstruck when the door opened. Maggie knelt at the foot of a brass bed facing it with her arms spread wide, electro-cuffed to the bedposts. The ape called Mic brought a whip crashing down on her back. Orion jumped at the sharp crack, wincing. He rushed forward and grabbed the slaver’s arm as he pulled it back for another blow. He ripped the whip from the meaty fist and threw it across the room where it knocked over a lamp. Mic whirled in a rage but was laid low by a single punch to his jaw. He staggered backward into the bed and slid slowly, almost comically, to the floor.
“Maggie.”
He hurried to her side, kneeling and laying his hands on her bare arms. “I’m so sorry.” He peered over her shoulder to see her exposed lower back and the welt already rising there.
“I’m okay.” She leaned to peer around the side of the bed at Mic’s prone figure. “Wow. I guess it is true. The bigger they are, the harder they do fall.” The corners of her lips turned up, but her eyes watered.
He smiled back, relieved she was safe. For the moment anyhow. He ran his hands along her arms to the electro-cuffs and deactivated them. They fell from her wrists, and she grabbed the bars of the bed to help her to her feet. She sucked in her breath through her teeth, then halted, appearing to gather herself for a few seconds. “I’ve got an idea about how I can get into the slave quarters.”

Links ~

For MJ

For LADY OF THE KNIGHT
Pre-order on Amazon:  http://amzn.com/B00S0GEZNO

Bio ~

MJ is a lunch lady in the heart of Central Illinois. My gosh! Can you get more folksy than that? She met her husband at the University of Missouri-Columbia and now she has a twenty-year-old (how did that happen?) and eighteen year old triplets! She loves to read, karaoke (where she can pretend she is a rock star) and spends WAY too much time on Facebook. She grew up in St. Louis and still has family there.

7 comments:

  1. Thank you so much for having me, Diane! I've really enjoyed creating this series and being able to harken back to my childhood love of Star Trek, Battlestar Gallactica, Star Wars, and the like. It's not real heavy on the sci-fi aspect, though, as it was always more of the romance that drew me in. Still, there is something inherently exciting about life among the stars... I appreciate your support and look forward to the opportunity to read your sci-fi romance, too.

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    1. Glad to have you here, M.J. I'm looking forward to reading this trilogy.

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  2. M.J., the excerpt really captured my attention and I confess I've not read many sci-fi romances. Wishing you much success with your Romantic Knights trilogy and all future books. BTW, my jaw dropped when you mentioned having a twenty-year old AND eighteen-year old triplets! You must've been non-stop busy every day. I'm in awe!

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  3. What an awesome teaser in the banner...wow, definitely a grabber! Best of luck with this newest release!

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  4. My goodness what an emotional scene! Love the idea behind these books.

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  5. Just grabbed my copy! Love this, MJ!

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  6. Sorry I'm late folks. MJ - kindred spirit - I survived raising twins and two singles, but triplets? You are my hero! ;-) Fabulous covers and fantastic excerpt. Best of luck, my friend.

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