From the Blurb:
The heart of a legend. The only chance for love. The hope that the Fates will be kind before time runs out.
The long-awaited sequel to the original multi-genre USA TODAY bestselling collection, With Dreams Only Of You: The Legend of the Theodosia Sword, has finally arrived. Welcome to EVER MY LOVE: THE LORE OF THE LUCIUS RING, a multi-genre new material collection unlike any other romance collection available today.
Six of the top authors in their genres bring you this powerhouse collection based upon the common thread of a cursed ring, passed down through the female line descended from Theodosia herself. Only a woman may bear the burden of the ring said to curse she who wears it. When the owner of the ring finds love, the stone remains crimson and assures her life-long happiness. But if she does not find love by her twenty-fifth birthday, the ring will turn dark and she will be forever cursed with loneliness.
Join the descendants of Theodosia as they grapple with a family legend that follows them through centuries of hope, heartache, adventure, and romance in seven amazing segments:
In ancient Rome - The ring, and its curse, begin with the beautiful Theodosia.
Medieval England - The ring finds its way into a notorious outlaw's possession only to curse the woman he loves.
The Scottish Highlands - The ring escapes with a little girl... and the curse follows.
Tudor England - The ring once again becomes the prize for the lawless when an infamous female pirate tries to steal it from a Queen’s Naval Captain.
Georgian Era - Twin sisters vie for the ring - and for the Duke of Axminster.
Regency England - The ring enters the proud and proper Regency set where the curse finds new life.
Modern Times - Mistaken identity, soul mates, and the last chance for the ring to fulfill its destiny.
Seven unique and powerful brand-new stories take the legend of the Lucius Ring through the ages. Discover how each woman finds her own love, peace, and happiness. The ring that can tear them apart is also the one that binds them.
The heart of a legend. The only hope for love... will each lady find her destiny before time runs out?
About Ever My Love - Guest Post by Kathryn Le Veque
Ever My Love: The Lore of the Lucius Ring has had an interesting evolution. It is the planned sequel to the USA Today bestselling collection "With Dreams Only of You", which hit the USAT in July of 2015. At the time, there was nothing else like it out there - a collection of six novellas, each one in a different genre and written by a top author in that genre, following the story of a Roman gladius (sword) that was passed down through the male line of the same family. The sword was said to curse the man who owned it, making him unlucky in love, but that curse was licked in every novella and each short story had its own HEA. We had such a great response to it that we immediately planned the sequel.
Now, since the first book involved a Roman soldier named Lucius, and the sword upon which he wrote a poem to his wife, Theodosia, we decided to make the sequel from Theodosia's point of view. Lucius had given her a very old family ring and there happened to be a curse on that ring as well - if the owner of the ring doesn't find love before her twenty-fifth birthday, then the red stone will turn black and the owner will be alone forever. We were so excited to write this collection - Christi Caldwell, Cynthia Wright, Eva Devon, Eliza Knight, Suzan Tisdale, and myself - but as the year progressed and life caught up with us all - Christi, Cynthia, and Eva unfortunately had to leave us. So Suzan and Eliza knew we didn't want this project to die - it was such a beautiful legend to tell - so we reached out to three authors whom we felt would write absolutely smashing novellas to blend with our vision for the sequel. Bringing on Sabrina York, Cheryl Bolen, and Susan Stoker was so exciting for us, and we were thrilled to work with these lovely and talented women. The stories they have brought forth about The Lucius Ring are truly visionary - rich in detail, true to the continuing story line of the original collection, we are so pleased with the way the stories all came together and seamlessly melded. I think readers are going to lose themselves in these tales, and in the journey of The Lucius Ring, because every novella in the collection is a page-turner.
Ever My Love: The Lore of the Lucius Ring was definitely a story that needed to be told, and we're extremely proud and happy to be able to do that. Happy reading!
Ever My Love: The Lore of the Lucius Ring is a historical romance anthology, released July 12, 2016.
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Kathryn Le Veque’s Website: http://kathrynbouseleveque.com/
Eliza Knight’s Website: http://www.elizaknight.com/
Suzan Tisdale’s Website: http://www.suzantisdale.com/
Cheryl Bolen’s Website: http://www.cherylbolen.com
Sabrina York’s Website: http://sabrinayork.com/
Susan Stoker’s Website: http://www.stokeraces.com/