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About C.K. Brooke
2020 Best Indie Book Award Winner
2019 and 2017 Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award Winner
2021 Readers' Favorite Book Awards, Honorable Mention
2017 Global Ebook Awards, Honorable Mention
2017 MMRWA Best Banter Contest, Finalist
2016 RONE Award Nominee
2015 Shelf Unbound Top 100 Notable Indie Books
C.K. Brooke is a multi-award-winning indie author of over a dozen fantasy and romance novels and novellas since 2014. Her series include the Mythic Maidens, American Pirate Romances, and the Jordinia Saga. She has been published by 48fourteen and Limitless. Her work has received the Best Indie Book Award and the Indie B.R.A.G. Medallion Award, among other recognition. She's an active PAN member of the Greater Detroit RWA and an ACES-certified copy editor who has worked with numerous independent authors and small presses. In 2020, she founded Called by the Heart Publications. She lives in Michigan with her family. You can read her latest historical romance novel, The Poet Bride, for free on the Readict app.
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Antonia Korelli is on the run from her coven. She never desired the life of a priestess, confined to the temple, relegated to chastity and service to a goddess made of stone. Instead, she longs for true love and adventure in the faraway Kingdom of Elat.
Enter Robin Watkins, a fiery dreamer on a mission of his own: to uncover the legendary lost Red Pearl. Only, he must first regain his treasure map, which was stolen by his former best mate and conniving ex-girlfriend. When Antonia becomes unwittingly entangled with Rob, she's more than dismayed to find herself stuck on his harebrained hunt. But somewhere amidst their bickering and banter, their plight for survival through desert and tropics, and the joint pursuit of impossible dreams, Antonia begins to realize that perhaps she might have found the unforgettable adventure—and romance—she was seeking.
Two princes. One bride. A dire misunderstanding...
Meet Geo and Dmitri, the Princes of Tybiria. Though Geo is the obvious athlete, it's his bookish brother, Dmitri, who receives the credit - and consequences - for slaying the young Prince of Llewes in battle. But whose arrow really struck the lad?
Lucie of Backshore is Prince Geo’s secret mistress…until she learns of her disastrous betrothal to his brother, the Crown Prince Dmitri! When the bereaved King of Llewes abducts Dmitri at his engagement party, Geo and Lucie must set aside their personal grievances to rescue him. At the fortress as prisoner, Dmitri strikes his own friendship and escape plan with Pavi, a mysterious castle ward. A messy love-quadrangle, a plot to murder the king, and a hitwoman harlot complete this action-packed romantic fantasy in another wickedly fast-paced, rollicking adventure from C.K. Brooke.
But when a rival crew invades Abigail's ship, she is taken prisoner. Now aboard the enemy vessel, she must contend with its formidable captain. But who is the real captive?
Locked away in the belly of The Indomitable is no place for a woman...
Captain James Morrow is more than displeased to discover his sole captive to be none other than an untamable young lass who will earn him no bounty. Yet if he can soften the little rogue, she just might switch her loyalties to him, and reveal the whereabouts of the infamous thief who sired her--and his stolen treasure. But two can play that game, as Abi is equally inclined to charm the dogged sailor off her father's tail.
Might she and Captain Morrow run the risk of falling for their own charades?
They dance about their disguises as genuine developing emotions clash against deeper motives, and suspicion runs high. When the captain finally steals a first kiss, Abi decides it's high time to make her escape--fleeing not only his vessel, but her fondness for the man who intends to see her father hang.
The high seas heat up as Captain Morrow's quest to recapture Abi is halted by her pirate father, Captain Clear. Will James succeed in pursuit of his captive love, or will his desires conspire to make him a captive himself?
Lorileen Masters is cursed. To rid herself of the terrifying shades that stalk her, she sets off for the witch's lair to bargain for a reversal of the curse. When Lori crosses paths with Archer, a highwayman hunter on a golden horse, she discovers he possesses the mysterious ability to shield her from the shades—even though he can't see them himself. Tempting him with the only item she has to barter, a magical amaranth, Lori persuades Archer to chaperone her for the voyage.
Neither expected the love of a lifetime, yet that is exactly what Lori and Archer find in each other. But if Lori succeeds in reversing her curse, she'll retain no memory since its casting, including every moment with Archer. Will she abandon her quest and stay cursed forever? Can true love endure beyond memory? Author C.K. Brooke delivers an exciting tale of valor and romance, fraught with humor and magic, in this spellbinding novella for young adults.
At age sixteen, Tàlia is certain of two things: she is the Crown Princess of Dorsett, and she refuses to marry the Prince of Veir. What she doesn't know is that her entire kingdom—including the handsome knight whose attention she covets—despises her for her prickly demeanor.
Mallory Cotts is the gentle stable girl employed on the grounds of Dorsett Castle. The horses she tends are her only friends. A chance confrontation with the Crown Princess lands the two vastly different girls into a bitter tussle when a mysterious golden dove flutters into their midst, volunteering an effective resolution between them. When Tàlia and Mallory come to, the princess is in the stable girl's body, and the stable girl is in the princess's. The Prince and the Pauper meets Freaky Friday in this humorous, upbeat fairy tale about transformation, friendship, and true love.
"There is no man called Robin Hood...I am no man."
Lady Marian, once the beloved Princess of Sherwood, was only sixteen when her father rode off to fight in the Crusades, leaving his kingdom under the despotic rule of his brother, Prince John. The night her uncle sends an assassin upon her, Marian flees to Sherwood Forest, where she meets and forges an unbreakable bond with six other outlawed young women.
Now, the nineteen-year-old princess-in-exile and her Merry Maidens gallivant through the greenwood, cloaked under the aliases of Rob-in-Hood and his Merry Men. Together, they uphold their vendetta of mischief, undermining the Prince at every turn, robbing the rich and giving to the poor—all while outrunning their sworn nemesis, the odious Sheriff of Nottingham. After a scheme takes an unexpected turn and Marian’s only recourse is to abduct the Sheriff, the lady brigands find themselves in over their heads, stuck with an unrelenting and formidable captive. But, as Marian is about to discover, sometimes people aren’t what they seem... After all, she would know.
Revisit the legend of Robin Hood like you’ve never read it in this wildly adventurous, utterly romantic, award-winning retelling by C.K. Brooke, author of I, Guinevere and Secrets of Artemis!
This is a 5,000 word short story. Originally featured in Elphame Realms E-Zine: Issue #1.
At age eighteen, Isolde of Ayrland is expected to master the healing arts and uphold her mother’s legacy as a healer, but she’s nowhere near ready for the undertaking. Though her mother’s always urging her to “trust herself,” Isolde doesn’t know the first thing about herself worth trusting.
When Isolde heals the wounds of a gallant stranger, little does she know he’s actually Trustan, nephew of the King of Lyonesse. Trustan’s uncle, King Marc, has been suffering a mysterious malady no one’s been able to cure. Isolde makes the voyage to the Isle of Lyonesse only to meet a prickly king who doubts her almost as much as she doubts herself. To make matters worse, whatever afflicts him is unlike anything she’s ever encountered—and completely impervious to her powers.
As castle intrigue and rumors abound, Marc and Trustan begin to confide in Isolde. She’s only there to do her job—not to befriend anyone, and certainly not to fall in love. But as danger looms and no one is who he appears to be, Isolde must decide whom to trust. Only, what if her own heart is the most deceptive one of all?
AS TOLD BY ISOLDE is the next YA fantasy romance novella in C.K. Brooke's award-winning Mythic Maidens series. Includes a short bonus prequel!
+ SECRETS OF ARTEMIS (MYTHIC MAIDENS: BOOK I)
"Not even the god of gods could command my heart not to love."
Artemis’s classic myths are retold as never before, in her own voice, as the young goddess sets the record straight and reveals the true account of her immortal life – and love.
+ I, GUINEVERE (MYTHIC MAIDENS: BOOK II)
"Legend has it wrong. Arthur never pulled that sword out of the stone - I did.”
Queen Guinevere has her own tale to share, and it's nothing like what you thought! Experience the magic and myth of Camylot and Avalon like never before as this legendary maiden of lore recounts her side of history.
+ MARIAN, PRINCESS THIEF (MYTHIC MAIDENS: BOOK III)
“There is no man called Robin Hood...I am no man.”
Lady Marian, exiled Princess of Sherwood, gallivants through the greenwood, cloaked under the alias of Rob-in-Hood with her Merry Maidens. Together, they uphold a vendetta of mischief, undermining Prince John at every turn, robbing the rich and giving to the poor. But when a scheme takes an unexpected turn and Marian’s only recourse is to abduct Hood's sworn enemy - the odious Sheriff of Nottingham - Marian is about to discover that sometimes people aren’t what they seem... After all, she would know.
+ Bonus Novella: LADY GREENSLEEVES
Inspired by the lyrics to “Greensleeves,” this novella brings to life a romantic new reimagining of the classic folksong’s origins.
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The heart knows no borders... The next generation of Jordinia returns for an unforgettable finale. Grand Duchess Raphaela has sworn off of men and matrimony, itching for independence beyond familiar Jordinian soil. A mysterious invitation to the faraway Radshaji Palace in Al-Habar seems the perfect opportunity for adventure...if her father will let her go. In contrast, her sister, Benedicta, embraces the prospect of marriage, although she plans to make a positive difference in the world, even if small, before selecting a husband.
The Ducelle sisters part ways for their separate journeys, Raphaela to the desert and Benedicta to the seashore. Abroad, each young woman discovers something more...if not entirely different...than what she was expecting. But can the mystical new worlds that enchant them merge with their lives back home? Will either sister attain what her heart is truly after?
Explore a romantic journey through fantasy lands in the fifth and final volume of C.K. Brooke's beloved Jordinia Saga.
Dainy has only one clue to her royal inheritance - if, indeed, it still exists. Accompanied by her loyal companions - Mac, Jon and Bos - the exiled duchess embarks upon another riveting quest, braving pirates, desert thieves, and mountain gales through exotic new lands on a whole new continent to seek her fortune. But when an unusual treasure is discovered, the former duchess gains the sudden potential to become a future empress...whether she wants to or not.
Continue the journey in this sequel to The Duchess Quest and the second book in C.K. Brooke's Jordinia Saga.