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About Jean Lamb
I create worlds, and the people who live in them. And sometimes die. I tend to think in the six book series length, and since I’m retired from the day job, I can work on all of them.
Drop me a line at email@example.com!
Meanwhile, I have a few books on board, and will have more.
Ghost Magic: DEAD MAN'S HAND is about a man whose life is destroyed, and yet refuses to give up. Despite everything that happens to him, he finds joy in life in a fantasy world rather like Renaissance Italy, but without gunpowder. This book will be followed by IN THE SHADE and FALLS THE SHADOW (unless they run really, really long and have to be split up.). DEAD MAN'S MAN is 210,000 words, which I will admit is sort of long, but I think you'll find it's worth the trouble. But you'll get your money's worth for only $4.99. It is available in print, at an eye-saving Times Roman 12 font, at just over $13.00.
A BRILLIANT MARRIAGE is a short, fluffy Regency romance with some highly suggestive elements. It's only 50,000 words long and is likely to take only a few hours to inhale, should you decide to accept the challenge, etc. It's competitively priced at $2.99 for the Kindle version. It's not really the beginning of a series. Well, not yet.
PHOENIX IN SHADOW is also only $2.99, and well worth the cost. It's the beginning of yet another series, place in the Phoenix Empire. Lady Idabel must risk her life to escape the Temple, which was a home to her, but now is a trap. Tar-Kapel Demytry must risk his life for the sake of the empire, and learn to love even though he feels surrounded by traitors. And yet betrayal keeps them apart until it's nearly too late.
Dragon Magic: HATCHLING begins the saga of Tameron dayn Sidian, a young man who strongly believes he has no magic; and in the land of Fiallyn Mor, that is very important, especially since he's the only son of the Lord Protector. He also learns that even without magic that he could have another destiny--one he would rather not accept. It will be followed by his further adventures in other books--I have the first draft of the next one already done, and a partial draft of the next one. It's only $.99, so I think it's worth a shot.
THE DRAGON’S PEARL continues Tam’s adventures, from coming down with fun new germs that he met after fleeing from his home country, to a mercenary troop guarding a city who doesn’t like being guarded, to finally meeting a real dragon and protecting her from a group of bandits who really aren’t expecting an alchemist to surprise them while they cross a stream. Tam learns and grows from his adventures—and finally discovers a kind of magic that no one can deny him.
I hope you will enjoy all of these adventures. Now, back to work! I have about 30 more books to write.
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And he finally sees a real dragon.
“For sale: one duke, slightly damaged provenance, but willing to do his duty. Comes with financially unstable estate, the duke’s shifty friends, and one Maiden Aunt from Hell. The roof over the library appears to be sound, and a few good paintings still remain. Required: decent sense of humor, ability to help with bad roof, and a large dowry.”
Lt. Jack Rawley has a title and an estate but no money. Lucinda Alcott has a thumping great dowry, and lives only a few miles away. You would think it would be easy. Both of them want to marry someone they can love. True, they do share some of their same people on their enemies’ list…
But he doesn't. How can he be his father's heir without the gifts that would make him worthy? How can he make sure the common people are heard?
Wait, there's more. He finds out he does have one special gift, but it will mean he'll live the rest of his life as a prisoner, with all his partners chosen for him.
What can he do now? Find out how he discovers what he must finally do. And someday he'll know what all his dreams of dragons are about.
First volume of a multi-volume series.
Tam must also deal with the investigation into the murder of most of the members of a small mercenary troop. Who will believe him that the Baron of Mayellin was truly responsible? After all, the Baron is going to marry the second daughter of the Duke of Argnon and the Duke doesn't actually want to know that his new son-in-law is the kind of person Tam knows him to be.
Elian, the second daughter of the Duke, is affected by the plague herself. This is just the beginning of her story, and she dreads the marriage to the Baron. But it's her duty to marry for the sake of Argnon and to help her father with a treaty. Will she survive long enough to do so?
As time passes, Gambrell's memories of when he was Tonio Vitor are fading. Yet he replaces them with new ones. When he unexpectedly wins a child in a card game, he begins to learn what it's like to be a father to the boy. When faced with temptation by the ghosts of Collar Island to join them, he must fight against it with all his love for those still living.
Lady Idabel is young, beautiful, and gifted. She is offered many choices, some of which are evil, and must resist temptation with her sister’s life at stake. She is also attracted to two different men, both of whom are perilous in their own way. Tar-Kapel Demytry, ruler of the Phoenix Empire, longs for a heart and mind that will be loyal to him—but he’s in the middle of a war, and has little time to do his courting. He is also used to having his own way and has contracted several liaisons in his life, though none of them have resulted in children. Dar Fennoy, who is also the Lord Treasurer, is extremely attracted to Lady Idabel, and sees her and her gifts as his way out of the tangle of evil that he has found himself.
The book begins with plans for war in the south, which end up abruptly changed because of treachery on the part of Dar Apollon Pallant. Demytry must fight in the north instead, and is bitterly unhappy about losing his best opportunity to destroy the Dramen, who have plagued the Empire for several centuries. This treachery was helped along by the Witch, who fights with magic and seduction against the Empire. She is gleeful about keeping Demytry from siring any heirs except the one she wants him to. In legend, the Black Phoenix will be the one to hand over the Empire to the enemy and rule as the living avatar of Ij, the powerful demon who rules Tabur.
This book contains sex, violence, and sometimes sexual violence. It might be appreciated by those who enjoy complex fantasy sagas like Game of Throne or the Kingkiller saga. And yes, there is a map! This is the first volume of a series, and the other books are planned out.
Please purchase, read and review. A free sample is available to those who would like to test the waters first. Thanks for stopping by!
Jefferson P. Swycaffer, author of Warsprite and The Ultimate Prey, has this to say about this book:
Take the Italian Renaissance, with powerful trading houses locked in vendettas, dueling for control of the world's wealth. Add a delicate touch of magic, in the form of a civilization where ghosts are commonplace reality. Now, follow the destinies of two young men, their parallel lives linked by a gambling debt. Love and vengeance are the heart and soul of this gripping novel of high intrigue. The reader is caught up in the emotional lives of the two protagonists. Jean Lamb shows her knowledge of trade, gambling, and the sea, and presents us with an intricately plotted novel of high diplomacy...and low knife-fighting.
The story is innovative and memorable, and the characters are real, believable, and often as frightening as anyone in today's headline news. The reader will become caught up in the adventures and challenges of Avdan Delcoros and Tonio Vitor; these two heroes are interesting, captivating, and, best of all, engaging. They are people you would be glad to meet, and they are brought to life in this book.