Journeys: the Archers of Saint Sebastian

A barracks full of beautiful boys. A girl in disguise, living among them.

It’s the 14th century, and the longbow is king. But in the northern European principality of Ardennes, archery isn’t just the nation’s defense. It’s the national obsession.

MEET THE JOURNEYS
12 young Journeyman archers, the best in the country
2 years of public competitions, in which looks count almost as much as ability
6 will win a coveted membership in the Archers’ Guild of St. Sebastian
1 will become the prince’s new Guardsman

MEET MARIEKE
15-year-old Marieke is as obsessed with St. Sebastian’s as everyone else in Ardennes. Only it’s the middle ages, and girls just don’t become elite archers. Except Marieke’s prospects as a girl aren’t promising either, after a well-timed kick from a mule has left her with a face that’s badly scarred and ruined for marriage. But when circumstances force her to leave her old life behind and flee to the guild for refuge, there are only two things Marieke really knows about the place. One is that a mysterious accident ended her own father’s time as a Journey. The other?
There are no women allowed inside St. Sebastian’s.
Marieke knows disguising herself as a boy and infiltrating the guild means embarking on a dangerous deception. But it may be her only chance to find out the truth about her father’s past and to stop a murderous plot from coming to fruition. When the dashing young Journeyman Tristan takes her under his wing as his squire, she’s got to stay – at least long enough to help him beat out his brutal arch-rival to win the competitions.
Keeping her identity a secret will be hard. Living in close quarters with a pack of gorgeous boys? That will be harder still. But the hardest thing of all will be keeping the vow she makes for herself: to see Tristan become the next Guardsman, without ever letting him find out she’s a girl – a girl, who loves him.

Part Robin Hood and part Princess Bride, with a pinch of Mulan and a dash of Cyrano de Bergerac in the mix, TheArchers of St. Sebastian I: Journeys is a humorous action and adventure saga inspired by late medieval/early Renaissance Belgium and packed with romance, wit, and longbow archery. Perfect for adults who love young adult themes,Journeys is an escape into the past that reads more like romantic historical fantasy than pure historical fiction.

Unrequited love? Ugly heroines who stay ugly? Friendship, coming of age, romance, adventure, and plenty of archery competitions? A unique setting inspired by the glorious city of Bruges, with a richly imagined, immersive world set within the walls of a male-only archers’ guild?Journeys: The Archers of Saint Sebastianhas it all, so if you’re looking for a great escape, don your disguise and join Marieke as she enters the forbidden world of Saint Sebastian’s, and prepare to fall in love with the Journeys – that is, the twelve best and most beautiful archers in all of Ardennes, the Journeyman archers of St. Sebastian’s.


Meet Jeanne Roland

Roland hails from Davis, California, where she spent most of her youth lounging at the pool, soaking up the sun, and daydreaming. She had a key ring that read ‘I’m running away to join the circus,’ and her favorite moment of the day was when the local movie theater went dark, and the slogan ‘escape to the movies’ appeared on the screen. As an adult, her passions include all things melodramatic and beautiful — everything from classic movies, British romantic poetry, ancient tragedy and epic, to Italian opera. She is now a professor of Classics in a small midwestern town, where she lives with her Greek husband, her fraternal twins, and a Bernese mountain dog named Franco Corelli.

My Heart’s Playlist

Everly is a high school senior. She’s spent all of high school surrounded by her 3 male best friends and making music. She’s starting to realize that she’s falling in love with her best friend Nick who has always been her cheerleader regarding her music. The problem is that Nick violates her trust in regards to the privacy of her music and he’s a heartbreaker with the tendency to ghost girls. Everly is certain if she confesses her feelings to Nick he’ll drift away from her. In the meantime, Everly feels displaced from her best friends and finds herself among a different group of seniors. One of them a past crush, Greer. She’s feeling conflicted over her feelings for Greer (is he her friend or potentially more?) One thing is certain, nothing is quite what it seems.

Meet L.J. Held

L.J. Held is a full-time 911 Dispatcher in Central MN, but let’s be honest writing is much more fun. She lives with her daughter, 2 sons. her (self-proclaimed) hilarious husband, and 2 obnoxious cats. She’s and avid reader of all genres and enjoys writing YA Contemporary Romance, Contemporary Romance, and Romantic Suspense.

Passion In Paradise: A Sweet Island Romance (Fresca La Vida Book 1)

Running away from her abusive boyfriend, Francesca finds herself on an island called Fresca La Vida.

The pristine blue water and the fine white sand tempt her to stay and start a new life, away from her toxic ex-boyfriend, away from her painful life, away from everything.

To start over, she finds a job but, for some reason, finds herself in the arms of her boss, Azrael.

Azrael, a handsome, mature, and serious man, is just like her, escaping the pain of his past.

As the two spend time with each other, will they be able to find comfort and love in each other’s arms?

Or will it just cause them another wave of pain and mistakes?


Meet Larissa Fields

Larissa Fields is a 30-year-old full-time veterinarian based in Florida. She lives with her long-time boyfriend, who also works as her editor and the father of her three adorable cats. She enjoys traveling, going to the gym, reading, and playing with her cats all night long. She is also a love guru to her friends. She grew up in a broken family, and the desire of getting love and having a complete and happy family drew her to write romance novels where she could depict her dreams and imaginations in mind.

Bathe Me

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If a lie feels like the truth, yearns to be the truth – can it become the truth?

Orphaned and destitute on the streets of Idi Amin’s Kampala, a National Geographic dream is born. Joseph and Maya forge a new family to escape the horrors of bloody dictatorial rule and enslavement in Uganda, only to replace it with a more insidious oppression in Boulder Colorado. Their dreams shattered, Joseph must save his sister, his love, from their family.
A journey of love, pride and childhood resourcefulness, as the power of two children’s dream deflects the grotesque abuses from those who would protect them.