Release Date – January 13th 2015
“Tell me about this place. This…Arcania.”
What if your life as you knew it ceased to exist?
That is the question Naeve Brannigan and her three sisters are faced with on the eve of their 25th birthday.
Continuing a tradition they’ve hidden from their mother for years, the four women arrive at a tarot shop to have their futures told.
Only this time their futures aren’t predicted—they’re forever changed.
They’ve awoken in a strange time and place with no knowledge of how they got there. All they have to go by is the word of a man who claims to be family—a family they’ve never heard of.
He tells them of a world they could never have imagined. One that has been cursed by an Empress fueled by old revenge—revenge their mother appears to be at the center of.
As they fight to survive the people and dangers of an unknown land, they slowly begin to unravel its mysteries to find that they hold the key to saving this world…this Arcania.
The question that remains for each of them is: Who do you become when the you that you always were is no longer?
“Don’t. Make. A. Sound.”
The low, gravelly voice reverberated through her as she felt a tear escape the corner of her eye. The arm that was banded across her chest was full-on muscle as it easily held her in place against a body that was as impenetrable as a brick wall.
Naeve didn’t move a muscle, but she lowered her eyes the best she could and saw a black leather glove that went halfway up that thick forearm. As the hand on her right shoulder tightened, she grimaced and felt the tip of the knife press against her throat.
“Where is your other sister?”
Naeve remained silent, not sure she could even remember how to speak, and then she felt those fingers grip her shoulder harder as they spun her around and pulled her up close.
The sight that greeted her was like something from her worst nightmare.
She couldn’t have imagined ever feeling the terror she felt right then. For that reason alone, she’d never known that her response would be to become one hundred percent paralyzed.
As she stared up at the towering figure before her, she had to wonder if maybe she was already dead and he’d been sent to collect her. Cloaked from head to toe in nothing but black, he almost blended into the shadows except for the shiny blade he had pointed at her throat. She couldn’t make out a face behind the hood and mask, but all she continued to hope was that, if he planned to kill her, he’d do it fast.
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I love to read and write contemporary and erotic romances, but I also like to step outside of the box at times when it comes to telling a story that really speaks to me.
I absolutely adore dessert. I could skip the main meal and head straight to the dessert line every time…especially anything that is covered in caramel.
I am a GLEEK (yes I admit it… So? It makes me happy), on the other hand I love Dexter and he makes me happy too, so analyze that!
I love to sing really bad at the top of my lungs, and I often have conversations with myself.
Some of my favorite authors include; JR Ward, Tiffany Reisz, Nalini Singh, Lori Foster, Lauren Dane, SJ Frost and many more.
Last but certainly not least, I am the author of The Exquisite Series, Blind Obsession and most recently Try.
I loved Temperance. LOVED IT!! The moment I finished Temperance, I wanted to start pestering Ella Frank for information about the upcoming books in the Arcanian Chronicles series. This imaginary world and the people who live there are incredible. I want more – I’m willing to beg and plead to get it.
Twenty-five years ago fate or the Gods stepped in and set into motion chaos and despair by uniting one couple. It caused a scorned woman to unleash her hurt and anger out on all of those around her – if she cannot have her love and find happiness – no one will. Her destruction spreads far and alters the way of life in Arcania. Book One, Temperance brings the story to the present and it is the beginning of wrongs being made right.
I thought the plot was original, passionate and fierce. There is not a single uninteresting character introduced in this book. They captivate your attention and suck you further into this imaginary world. Layered with the fanciful and creative characters is the fantasy aspect – it heightens the story, leaving you to believe in truly evil villains and a world where magic exists. It is an epic start to this series.
I rarely read this genre and really only selected this title because I enjoyed Ella Frank’s others books. In the authors note at the end of the book, Ella stated that she thought she had lost her mind when she decided to write this romantic fantasy book. I am so thankful that she took a chance and shared her work with the masses. Temperance proves the point that a well written plot can entice even the most unlikely fans and expand their reading horizons.
I loved this book. I shared it to my friends, family, and now you. Purchase Temperance now and get lost in the world of Arcanian.