The Unseelie King, (The Kings Book Six)

The Unseelie King, by Heather Killough-Walden

For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light, of kindness, of dreams, and of color. The other is rendered in the gray lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable beauty of all that is forbidden. The first is ruled by the Seelie King. The other is ruled by Caliban… The Unholy.

Minerva Trystaine has always been the quiet twin, bullied by reality’s fierceness into a life of solitary sensitivity. What she witnesses, she feels. Living in a world that breeds one misfortune after another, she has had no choice but to sequester herself from outgoing life and any hope it might have otherwise offered her. She hides in her music, her hopes and dreams silent but for the harmony she gives them upon rare occasion, allowing them to be heard in perfect pitch by the rest of the world.

But when Minerva’s sister, Selene, is forced into a fantastical realm of supernatural magic and mystery and taken as queen of the seelie kingdom, the twins are reunited with a world they can scarcely remember – but could never forget. They are Wishers. Born of furious magic and fueled by the need for justice, Wishers are the most feared magic users in the fae realms. For this reason, they were all but annihilated thousands of years ago. Minerva and her sister are the last of a slaughtered breed.

Just as Selene accepts her place on the seelie throne, Minerva struggles to come to grips with her changed world. But as she faces off with her lost-and-found identity, and with the unbelievable power swimming through her veins, she realizes she must also contend with the fact that Wishers are no more safe in this day and age than they were millennia ago. Someone wants her dead.

And the one man she should probably fear most, the one fae lord more dangerous than any other, the notorious and cruel Leanan King – just happens to be the only man in all the realms who can protect her.

The Unseelie King is the sixth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s acclaimed paranormal romance series, The Kings. Within its pages, a dark lord finds long lost hope in a beautiful, powerful soul, a lost spirit finds faith in tempting and forbidden magic, and a fierce and willful love finds the unbelievable strength to do what must be done to survive against overwhelming odds.

Coming the night of the Dark Moon, December 22, 2014.
(Releasing internationally in all eBook formats)

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HKW MUSIC BOX LOCKETS!

Just in time for the holiday season, I give you the HKW Music Box Lockets! Four gorgeous music box lockets have been specially created by an amazing artist to represent four Heather Killough-Walden bestselling series. Each one possesses its own image and music, best suited for the series it represents.
(For instance, the HKW Neverland Series Music Box Locket features either a mermaid or pirate ship image and the song, “You Are My Sunshine.”)
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With each purchase, you will receive a handwritten thank you note from the author, bookmarks, and a coupon for a free eBook!
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The Unseelie King – Coming December 22, 2014

The Unseelie King, by Heather Killough-Walden

…Lord Caliban, the Leanan King, the Unholy King – the Unseelie.

“The doors of his castle opened before him of their own accord. In the Unseelie Kingdom, every soul recognized his, as an animal sensing an oncoming earthquake or the rumble of a mighty storm. Ears perked and stone listened, and doors opened to make way. The sound of boots on stone echoed in the vast emptiness of the palace vast, sending shockwaves of preparation through the realm’s inhabitants. There was silence there, in those waiting eyes and those rapid beating hearts. But there was music as well. If it had been audible to a mortal, it would have sounded foreboding, beautiful but deadly. It was the haunting melody that welcomed a haunted sovereign to his solitary world and its dark and lonesome throne.”

For thousands of years, two realms of unspeakable magic and mystery have existed in peace side by side. One is a land of light and possibility. The other is drawn in the stark lines of wickedness and seeped in the unbearable beauty that comes with it. The first is ruled by the Seelie King. The other is ruled by Caliban.

The Unseelie King is the sixth book in Heather Killough-Walden’s acclaimed paranormal romance series, The Kings. Within its pages, a dark lord finds hope in a beautiful, powerful soul, its tempting and forbidden magic, and a fierce and willful love that he will have to fight as never before to claim as his own.

Releasing December 22, 2014
Preorder available through Smashwords November 28, 2014. Available in ALL eBook formats December 22, 2014.

 

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Update For My Readers

I thought I would write just a straight-forward blog for my readers who may be wondering about upcoming releases. In July of this year, I had a sporting accident, broke my back, and lost the use of my right leg. In August, I went through a series of neurological surgeons and exams. In September, I had major surgery. I developed a series of infections in two places on my body, and am now having complications that will require further tests and possibly more surgeries.
As you can imagine, this has caused release dates to be pushed back. However, I am hoping for two releases in the near future, believe it or not, one absolutely before the end of the year. You understand that I can make no promises about which books these will be, or what order they will be released in, especially since I am uncertain about possible upcoming surgeries.
The books I am currently working on are Queen of Abaddon (book three in the Chosen Soul series), the Unseelie King (book six in The Kings series), and Samael (book five in The Lost Angels series).
Samael, by the way, is slated for release in Fall of 2015. So, there’s one rock-solid release date. :)
At the moment, Warrior’s Angel is my latest release, which came out in August of this year, two months ago. It is only available as an eBook, but should be available in almost all eBook formats, and will soon be available as an audio book as well, through Tantor.
Thank you for reading and for following along with me on my literary journey. I post all significant literary updates on my FB pages and normally send out a newsletter announcement about them as well. Feel free to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and now on Pinterest (where you can find exclusive information and images pertaining to my work.)
XOXO – Heather

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Warrior’s Angel, coming August 10th

Warrior's Angel, coming August 10, 2014


Michael Salvatore is a seasoned detective with the NYPD. The six-foot-two hard body with piercing blue eyes is smart, fast, and never fails to get his guy. But Detective Salvatore is also Michael – the Warrior Archangel, and the last of the Four Favored who came to Earth two thousand years ago to find the women, the archesses, who had been lost to them. He’s lead angel armies for millennia, and there isn’t a case he can’t crack, but this time, the Warrior Archangel has bitten off more than he can chew. Because this time, his target is his archess, a warrior in her own rights with no intention of losing any battles – especially when it comes to fighting him.

Rhiannon Dante is a woman who has combatted the world’s villains her entire life. A beautiful orphan with a checkered past, a hot head, and a large dose of supernatural power, she spends her days rescuing innocents, and her nights preparing for her next dangerous, covert job. She’s careful, well connected, and determined. But no one is perfect. And one day, she slips up – and Detective Michael Salvatore comes knocking on her door, turning her world completely upside down.

While Michael struggles to control a curse that plagues him with newly acquired very dark and very dangerous powers, and Rhiannon contends with an entire species bent on enslaving her, the two fated lost angels face one another in a battle of wills and undeniable desire that will either bring them together forever – or destroy them once and for all.

Warrior’s Angel is book five in The Lost Angels series by New York Times bestselling author Heather Killough-Walden, and follows Always Angel, Avenger’s Angel, Messenger’s Angel, and Death’s Angel.

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Warrior’s Angel, coming August 10th

Warrior’s Angel, by Heather Killough-Walden
Coming, August 10, 2014

Michael Salvatore is a seasoned detective with the NYPD. The six-foot-two hard body with piercing blue eyes is smart, fast, and never fails to get his guy. But Detective Salvatore is also Michael – the Warrior Archangel, and the last of the Four Favored who came to Earth two thousand years ago to find the women, the archesses, who had been lost to them. He’s lead angel armies for millennia, and there isn’t a case he can’t crack, but this time, the Warrior Archangel has bitten off more than he can chew. Because this time, his target is his archess, a warrior in her own rights with no intention of losing any battles – especially when it comes to fighting him.

Rhiannon Dante is a woman who has combatted the world’s villains her entire life. A beautiful orphan with a checkered past, a hot head, and a large dose of supernatural power, she spends her days rescuing innocents, and her nights preparing for her next dangerous, covert job. She’s careful, well connected, and determined. But no one is perfect. And one day, she slips up – and Detective Michael Salvatore comes knocking on her door, turning her world completely upside down.

While Michael struggles to control a curse that plagues him with newly acquired very dark and very dangerous powers, and Rhiannon contends with an entire species bent on enslaving her, the two fated lost angels face one another in a battle of wills and undeniable desire that will either bring them together forever – or destroy them once and for all.

Warrior’s Angel is book five in The Lost Angels series by New York Times bestselling author Heather Killough-Walden, and follows Always Angel, Avenger’s Angel, Messenger’s Angel, and Death’s Angel.

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Warrior’s Angel, coming late summer, 2014

Coming late summer, 2014

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The Lost Angels series, book four: Warrior’s Angel

From Warrior’s Angel, coming this summer, 2014

Rhiannon stopped when she reached the next alley, whipped around the corner, and hit the adjacent wall with a numb thud. Her body slid to the ground between a dumpster and a pile of empty cardboard boxes to rest against the cold, hard bricks. Her heart beat bruisingly against the inside of her ribs, pounding out an erratic, maniacal rhythm of fear. Her breaths were coming hard and fast, but she struggled with the need to control them, forcing them to quiet. Her life could depend upon it.
The effort to still her breathing caused her pulse to quicken even further, and began a terrible pressure behind her eyes. She covered her face with her hands, hoping to drown out any sounds he might be making. And there, under the cover of shadow and night, hidden from the street and headlights of passing cars, she shook uncontrollably and wondered how the hell it had come to this.
She squeezed her eyes shut against the pain riding up her left leg, where four even gashes had been carved into her thigh. She needed to heal the wound. She could feel some sort of poison from it seeping into her bloodstream and moving already through her system. But she’d used up so much of her power, so much of her strength just trying to hide her presence and then get away with her life. And she had no idea how much more of it she would need before the night was out.
Her memories of the night were twisted and chaotic, and she didn’t have time to unwind them before she heard her pursuers coming for her. Their wings made a terrible flapping sound against the wind, and she could see them in her mind’s eye. They were massive and colored like stone.
‘I’m going to die tonight,’ she thought. She crouched a little lower in the alley where she hid and looked up toward the space of night that stretched between the two buildings on either side. A few faint stars peeked through the blanket of pollution and darkness, and a distant jet plane blinked red and white across the carpet of black. But there was no other light, no other movement.
The flapping sound stopped – and Rhiannon held her breath.
“She’s nearby,” came a man’s voice high overhead.
“I sense nothing.” A second voice. This one a little older.
Her eyes widened. They were on top of the buildings, somewhere fifteen to twenty stories up, and searching for her. She had never been so grateful for the black clothing she always wore as she was now.
“I managed to mark her before she escaped. I can feel her… somewhere….”
“You’d better be right. She’s seen us,” said voice number two. “We can’t let her go.”

- Warrior’s Angel, book four in the Lost Angels series,
by Heather Killough-Walden

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The Seelie King – Available Now

The Seelie King: Book five in the Big Bad Wolf spinoff series, The Kings.

Tuath Stories remembered the fates of the Wishers well.
Thousands of years ago, the sovereigns of the Fae lands issued a decree: The Wishers would die. Powerful magics were called forth, and in an act never before or since accomplished, both light and dark, both Seelie and Unseelie gathered together in their courts and combined their powers. The Wishers were annihilated.
However… legends told how the strongest and most fortunate few managed to escape and hide themselves amongst humans in the mortal realm.
But thousands of years passed with no sign of these legendary Wishers.
They were declared extinct.
And in its rareness, in its extinctness, the lost, most powerful class of the fae, in fact became sacred.

There are a lot of things Selene Trystaine would change about the world if she could. Injustices press in, apathy reigns, and unkindness seems to have taken hold in the crevices of humanity. So when she learns that she is not who she has always believed herself to be and destiny presents her with her birthright, she must battle with her inner demons, even while the handsome and powerful king of those who’d once attempted to destroy her kind discovers her – and begins an all-out attack of seduction on her senses.

No one knows Avery’s true name. He’s the king of the Seelie Fae, a powerful and ancient man who has ruled a beautiful and dangerous world in solitude for longer than human history has been recorded. And he has no reason to believe this solitude will ever change…. Until the other sovereigns of the thirteen kingdoms begin finding their queens one after another. And suddenly, on a hot Spring day, Selene Trystaine appears beside the river Thames like a mirage made real.

A fiery soul, a gift of untold magic, and a Changeling without a clue as to who she is are about to turn the supernatural world upside down. But as a new and terrible war is sparked between good and evil, and the losses become insurmountable, Selene and Avery are going to learn that no matter who or what you are… you must be careful what you wish for.

- The Seelie King, by Heather Killough-Walden

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/The-Seelie-King-Kings-Book-ebook/dp/B00JOXGMH4/ref=sr_1_fkmr1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397530716&sr=8-1-fkmr1&keywords=the+seelie+king+heather+killough-walden

Nook: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-seelie-king-heather-killough-walden/1119222837?ean=2940149172047

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Coming April 15th

The Seelie King.
Book five in the BBW spinoff series, The Kings, by Heather Killough-Walden.

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