More About the Author
by the author of EVEN IF I DIE, K.Dopita
available soon on Amazon
published January, 2013.
"Crackling flames rose in billowing towers of orange in the blackness, rolling, roaring, devouring my brother's flesh. My shaking hand still held the burning torch.
His widow collapsed, sobbing as if her tears would quench its appetite and bring back her lover. Within her belly my brother's legacy still grew.
One of his small sons took my hand. "Art thou my father now?"
I pulled away not wanting to believe that my hand shook more than his, or that he could one day take what was rightfully mine. I did not know their names. They were worthless to me. Should I have them all killed to secure my own wealth and power, or become Regent and mentor to the sniveling lot?"
Sir Raine, his brother Sir Markes, and widow Kate are pitted in a struggle for survival as King Henry's men seek to destroy them. Sister Mary Andrea is torn between the man she loves, Sir Markes, and her vows as a bride of God.
Wielding ruthless ambition, blood thirsty action, and sex for wealth, THE REGENT's gripping saga is a galloping, intimate, graphic ride through King Henry VIII's England. Power and status reign, and love is forfeit as death and sacrifice climax in a quest that alters our future.
"EVEN IF I DIE"
"This book reminds me largely of Ken Follett's early works," states Instructor of Advanced History, Ken Seversen.
Spanning 500 years, the novel "Even if I Die" chronicles the early Inquisition, Renaissance, Dust Bowl, World War II and Modern Day New York City and Los Angeles in this riveting, brutal and intense saga.
The characters live and die, then find one another again...remembering, but not remembering as they struggle to survive. History triggers their memories as they seize or destroy their chances for reunion and enduring love.
The author lives in Modern Day Colorado, travels with a dog, and writes while camping across the nation. With a back ground as an award winning visual artist the writer brings clarity and stark reality to the tale.
A Michigan resident said, "My roommate was on the couch wiping tears from her face, and then she was gasping and holding her chest. I asked if she was OK, and what happened. She said, 'You can't read this. It's too much for you.'"
"I don't want the love to end," stated a policewoman in Maryland who held the book to her chest, refusing to share it with her friends who were waiting. "It doesn't end, that's the point," said her pals, trying to pry the book from her hands."It's our turn to read it!"
"I was THERE," reports a reader from Dallas. "I wondered what I would do if I was in his situation. Would I run or would I stay...?"
"Get in the CAR! Get in the CAR!" another Texan yelled at the book.
"I was IN the train when it was bombed," stated a patron from Maryland.
"I have not had children, but...my gosh, could I do what he had to?" said a New Mexico artist who read the book. "This is so real."
"What happens to them in the 1500s, and in the Civil War?" asked a Maryland couple.
Others went on:
"She didn't put it down for three days."
"I read your book, I loved it. I will be a great movie. Start it in modern day and go back..."
"It is from the heart. I wouldn't change a thing."
"It was so good!"
"The idea of reincarnation is illuminated in a way that is both disturbing and enlightening."
"My boyfriend thanks you."
"This makes me wonder if the people I meet, I have known before..."
"What they said to one another when they got to the tower hoping to free their friends from the Inquisitors...that told me who they really are. But, you didn't bash spirituality or the church, and I was amazed by that because you could have. You told the story with factions from even within the church battling the oppressors."