The Brother's Keep
by Tessa Stockton
The Brother's Keep is due for release on 6 May but is currently available for pre-order. It is a compilation of four novellas previously published separately: Wind's Aria, Sea God's Siren, Tree Lord's Oracle, and Ice Dancer's Hold. This pre-order promo is brought to you by Masquerade Book Tours.
Four brothers are appealing in appearance and stature. Yet beneath the striking features, magnitude and charm, they are monsters, for each one of them have fallen to darkness and are cursed for all time. Possessed with unique power, along with the wrath to destroy, the brothers consume all in their paths … until unlikely maidens challenge them apiece.
Each of the four young maidens ventures out, vulnerable and alone, to battle unknown elements, demons, and strange magic. Risking all for the journey, they are set to find the demise of their monster. But the question of motive begins to infiltrate each of their minds. Are they really trying to save their people from the harm of the monster or redeem a heartless being for the sake of love? Because somehow, while daring, their own hearts are stolen in what could be the quickest path to destruction, the greatest betrayal of all.
Along the way, meet Lily of the Valley, Bright & Morning Star, Promise the King, and The Messenger, characters potentially aiding these impressionable young women who find themselves quite lost in the keeps of alluring yet unscrupulous brothers.
Praise for the Series
"The novella Wind's Aria is an enjoyable read. Poetic descriptions that paint beautiful scenes and are a pleasure to read. I like how the author engages the reader, balancing some deep POV with folktale narration. I appreciate a story that makes me care about the characters and offers an enchanting world." ~ GP
"Sea God's Siren was a very fun, quick read. I really enjoyed the description used to describe the main character's perception of her world. However, the use of description was a little cumbersome at times, and slowed the pace at the beginning. The characters are well-written, and despite the length of the story, they were well-developed. I loved this story, and cannot wait to read the next." ~ Carrie
"[Tree Lord's Oracle] was a surprise in that I thought it was a romance novel, and in a way it was. But it was more a tale of good over evil, paralleling life. The author's descriptions blew my mind. She writes very well and has a flair for keeping one glued in the moment. Wonderful." ~ Denise Musser
About Ice Dancer's Hold: "I adore this writer. She captures the essence of everything cool and contemporary in theme and adds spiritual relevance to make the read deeply encouraging and enjoyable. Bravo on another great book." ~ Ramon Michael Hayes
About the Author
Tessa Stockton is a veteran of the performing arts and worldwide missions, having come from a long line of musical arts professionals. She loved seeing the world and absorbing the beauty of other cultures ... an enriching life full of dance, music, faith, and interesting cuisine. Over the years, she also contributed as a writer/editor for ministry publications, ghostwriter for political content, and headed a column on the topic of forgiveness. Today, she writes fantasy, romance and political intrigue novels.