The Duchess Quest (Jordinia #1) by C.K. Brooke
Publication Date: October 3, 2014
Dainy doesn’t know that she is the lost Duchess of Jordinia, believed to have been assassinated fifteen years ago. Nor does she know that her uncle has implemented an illegal contest to seek her, offering her marriage hand as the reward! Though at odds, three clashing rivals – including a noble giant, a forest dweller and a thieving rake – voyage together by woodland, prairie and sea to recover the lost royal, notwithstanding the assassins and spies at their tail. Soon, young Dainy is swept into a comically complex romantic quadrangle as each suitor competes to capture her heart. Charmingly romantic and bursting with political intrigue, startling twists and vivid characters, readers of romance and fantasy alike will adore this original yet timeless tale of swashbuckling adventure and unlikely love.
Acclaim for The Duchess Quest
- A Shelf Unbound Top 100 Notable Indie Book of 2015
- 5 Stars by Readers’ Favorite Book Reviews & Awards Contest
- #1 Kindle eBook in Historical Fantasy (Aug. 2016)
- Unanimous 4 & 5-star reviews from Up ‘Til Dawn Book Blog, Roxy’s Reviews, Paranormal Romance and Authors That Rock, I Heart Reading, SERIESous Book Reviews, The Silver Dagger Scriptorium, SiMPLiREAD, Betwixt These Pages, Queen of All Books, The Truth About the Book, Books Are Forever, The Word Podcast, and more!
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The Duchess Quest also has an original companion soundtrack available, entitled The Duchess Quest: The Album, which is available exclusively on Amazon at: https://www.amazon.com/Duchess-Quest-Album-C-K-Brooke/dp/B01KWB2CHK/
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C.K. Brooke is a 2015 Shelf Unbound Notable Indie author with a five-star rating by Readers’ Favorite. She holds numerous fantasy and romance publications with 48fourteen, Limitless Publishing, and Elphame Press. Her lifelong passion is books – reading, writing, editing, publishing and blogging about them. When not blissing out in literary land, she enjoys info-tainment podcasts, singing, songwriting and playing the piano. She lives in Washington, Michigan with her husband and young son. Visit her at CKBrooke.com and subscribe for a FREE eBook!
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- What is on your nightstand?
Just a box of tissues and my phone charger. I’m a minimalist. J
2. What author would you totally fan?
I was an enormous J.K. Rowling fangirl from ages 11 – 21! After a while I grew out of it, but my teen years were definitely the fangirl life.
3. What makes you cringe?
When I hear someone spreading misinformation.
4. Do you obsessively plot out each point or just go with the flow?
Obsessively plot! I usually write a 15 – 25-page outline before I actually write the book. While composing the outline, I go with the flow. But it helps knowing exactly what I’m sitting down to write before I write it.
5. Is there a word you love to use?
I love the word “blushingly”. (As in: “I like you,” she confessed blushingly.) It’s a real word, but my publisher always makes me delete or replace it because they think it’s too unusual!