Author Alicia Dean invited me to share a little information from my work in progress with you--

1) What is the name of your character? Is he/she fictional or a historic person?

Sir Darius Lee is a fictional character.

2) When and where is the story set?

The story begins in the distant future on the planet of Faador.

3) What should we know about him/her?

He is a Knight of the High Order, sent to rescue a princess who is being held captive by Faador's leader.

4) What is the main conflict? What messes up his/her life?

Knights of the High Order are not supposed to make personal connections, but he has fallen in love.

5) What is the personal goal of the character?

At the beginning of the book, it is simply to be the best knight possible, but meeting Maggie makes him question everything.

6) Is there a working title for this novel, and can we read more about it?

LEAP INTO THE KNIGHT. Blurb to follow.

7) When can we expect the book to be published?

November, 2014.

Blurb ~

Sir Darius Lee is a Knight of the High Order.

But when Darius discovers a stranger in his room in the middle of the night, and the intruder turns out to be a beautiful woman, he begins to question how he is meant to live his life.

Princess Megan of Bethyea is being held captive.

But when two knights help her to escape and bring her back to her home planet, she finds the home she knew no longer exists.

When The Council of Twelve questions Darius about his relationship with Maggie, she tries to flee from The Academy of the High Order to prevent him from losing his knighthood.

Will Darius and Orion find Maggie before she leaves Albion? And if they do, how can they face the decision of The Council? Will Maggie be able to take the leap of faith necessary for them to gain their happiness? And what about the feelings Orion has developed for the princess?


Excerpt ~ 

His training taught him how to enter the room without a sound, but the stranger seemed to detect his presence, darting to the left toward the door leading to the outer hallway. Darius took several steps before launching his six-foot-four-inch frame, timing his tackle perfectly. He wrapped his arms around the fleeing legs, bringing both parties down heavily. 

On contact the stranger’s helmet flew off and skittered across the dura-tile by the entryway. The guard twisted around to try to fight him off, while Darius sought to pin his shoulders to the ground. To his immense surprise he found himself staring into the face of a beautiful, terrified young woman. 

Long, wavy blond hair fanned out on the floor as she struggled to free herself from his grasp. Their gaze locked and he drew his breath in a rush. Hers were the eyes of the hunted, wide and intensely blue-green. The oddest sensation came over him, as if, in that one look, an invisible hand reached into him and somehow tied him to this unknown woman. At the same time it was like the connection had been there all his life, an answer to a question he never knew to ask.

Coming soon!

And now, who I tagged: Eryn LaPlant!

Hello to the world! I am Eryn LaPlant, a former slave for the working world and presently a woman of many trades. I am a wife, a mother, an antiques collector, a painter, a baker, a gardener, a photographer, a historian and my favorite by far a novelist (well except the first two in my list)! I feel like I have a lot to talk about and hopefully I can keep an interested following. Thanks for checking me out!

And check out Eryn's book, FALLING FOR SHOCK.


  1. Replies
    1. Why thank you, Sharon! I've always enjoyed space operas like Battlestar Galactica or Star Trek. I appreciate you stopping by!

  2. Wow, what a great premise. Loved reading about your WIP...sounds like a wonderful book!

    1. Thanks, Alicia! This is actually the very first book I wrote. It was like a recurring dream that I had to write down. I hope people will enjoy it. I appreciate you taking the time to join us today!

  3. I love space opera, too. Looking forward to reading this.

    1. It's my first in this genre, so it will be interesting to see if it is well-received. As an avid writer in this genre, I'm thrilled that you are interested in reading it. Thank you for joining in on our conversation today!


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