Wednesday, December 28, 2016

The Lifeblood of Ill-Fated Women cover reveal

Cover reveal!

Here it is, the cover of my new novel, THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN.

cover at by Soufiane Idrassi

The Viking princess Astrid finds herself wandering through a strange land—with no memory of how she arrived. Her search for answers will lead to enemies, both human and demonic.
Astrid the White isn’t an average princess. She has always stayed by the side of her father, King Kol, and learned warfare and weaponry from the best Vikings in the land. When she awakens in the city of Birka and hears the sounds of war, she rushes proudly into the fray. She is more than capable of taking down any enemy wishing to disturb the peace.
This enemy, however, isn’t what she expected. Before Astrid even gets outside the walls, a golden light knocks her out.
She comes to in the snow, in full battle armor. Astrid first suspects that this is a challenge from her father—or even the gods themselves. By acting correctly, she can gain the favor of Odin, the Allfather.
Astrid wants to complete the test, but it becomes more and more difficult as she explores this new part of the world and encounters both monsters and monstrous men. As creatures from the darkest legends reveal themselves, Astrid will discover that her journey isn’t about acting correctly or passing Odin’s test. It’s about pure survival. Before she can even think about finding Birka, she will have to defend herself against the demons of this new world. 

Back cover

For Astrid, there is no greater honor than dying as a true Viking warrior and ascending to Valhalla. She anticipates it in every battle and is always eager for the next fight. When she hears the sounds of war outside her father’s stronghold of Birka, she answers the call. But a golden light envelops her, and she is suddenly gone.
If that light had taken her to Valhalla, she would have been at peace.
Instead, this golden light dumps her into a snowy, awful, godforsaken land. Astrid has no idea where she is or how she got here. She begins to suspect that she is in Hel, the underworld of Norse mythology. As Astrid searches for her home and family, a farmer, Warren, comes to her aid. Astrid doesn’t trust him at first, but she will have to rely on Warren and other companions when her destiny reveals itself. 

I hope you all enjoy. It is book one in a series and it will be released in about a week. 

Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Lifeblood of Ill-fated Women by Kevin James Breaux coming soon!

This is the official blog site for the upcoming Dark Fantasy - Viking Age - Norse Myth - Thriller...with elements of Horror and some spicy sex...


by Kevin James Breaux

This book is the beginning of a new three book series from me, Kevin James Breaux. It will be released in Jan. 2017.

Some fun facts...

This book was represented by an agent, offered publication by several small press publishers, caught the eye of a Hollywood scout, and awarded me an opportunity (which I passed at) to write a Viking Age TV show set in Oregon.

Early drafts had the main character, Astrid, speaking in a near "caveman-like" dialogue. But that was changed after my editor and I redeveloped her to be more relate-able.

The book is long, over 103,000 words. And it currently has two covers. I'm still deciding which fits the story best. One is very much a throwback to 1980s epic and high fantasy. The other is a more contemporary design fitting the dark fantasy genre.

I am hoping fans of the Vikings TV show, Game of Thrones TV and Books and Outlander TV and books will give this book a chance.

Thanks all! Write Makes Might!

Kevin James Breaux