'Kingdom by the Sea' by Anna del C.Dye
A secret passage holds more than spider webs
When a ship's captain is forced to enslave island natives to please his fiancée, Princess Serena, he takes refuge in the company of a beautiful slave girl. The princess is devastated by his betrayal, and the lives of all the slaves in her realm are now at risk. The heart-broken princess has acquired great power at her father’s death, could she use it to force the captain’s fulfillment of his promise to her? Or will the affectionate stable-hand, despite his own secrets, have his chance at her heart after all?
In the romantic style of master writers like Anita Stanfield, Anna del C. Dye has skillfully entwined these relationships into a captivating, edge-of-your-seat medieval romance that will have readers guessing until the final page. Young adults everywhere-A Kingdom by the Sea is the book you MUST read!
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Anna was born in the extreme South along some famous beaches. She grew up with four other siblings, being placed in the middle.
Anna moved to the USA to marry her husband, Rodney, and has resided in Utah since then. Her husband, a native of Idaho, met her in her hometown. They fell in love and she came to Utah on Christmas Eve to be married two weeks later. They are the parents of three princes and a princess.
Early on in her life she showed an affinity for sewing and took classes that rewarded her with the opportunities of doing costuming for the cast of four musicals, and for Utah’s own Fantasy Con, which she enjoyed immensely. She is fluent in both English and Spanish. Anna lives in Taylorsville Utah.
Some of Anna’s writing recognitions:
She received the Editor’s Choice Award from the International Library of Poetry and had her article entitled A New American Mother published by Desert Saints Magazine. Her short story entitled Amerine—Fairy Princess won an award in the Oquirrh chapter contest and was published by Kalkion Magazine. (Now it is published as an e-book.) Other articles about family and relationship have been published frequently in the MOMS CLUB® of Salt Lake Valley-West. She has published 7 books on her Elf series. One won a bronze seal, another first page second place and yet another Honorable mention. Her love story was published by Deseret book in the anthology entitled Angels Round About compiled by July C. Olsen. Another of her articles was included in the book Mother’s Message in a Bottle, edited by Tyler Hayden and published by Ninbus Publishing. Her new series A Royal Romance was published in Feb 2015 with the first book being “Once Upon Two Kingdoms, which won a first page award. “A Kingdom by the Sea.” Second book in A Royal Romance, was published Feb. 2016.
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Top Ten List
1 I am funny
2 I love Il Divo
3 I want to be an elf
4 I love the color green
5 I love snow but I don’t ski
6 I like fish, especially salmon
7 I like old houses
8 I prefer caramel to chocolate
9 I don’t read horror or erotica10 I am a Christian
“Good evening, Elazar,” she saluted him.
“My princess.” A breathless sigh escaped his lips when he saw her there. ‘If angels existed they would look just like her.’ Her dark hair, twisted up on top her head, made her taller or perhaps she was a little taller. Her riding outfit seemed to reflect the orange tones in the horizon behind her and it brightened his heart.
“I wonder if My Lady would enjoy a ride tonight,” he said.
“Just for a short while,” she answered. “I need to retire early.”
He helped the princess onto her mare and gave her the reins. Soon, he too was on his horse and they headed in the direction of the lake.
“Does My Lady feel better now?” he asked. He noticed that her soft smile didn’t reach her beautiful eyes. When he had arrived six month earlier, she didn’t have a care, now in a scarce few months, she looks preoccupied, silent and sad.
“I’m scared,” she answered. His horse stopped of its own accord, but hers kept going. He clicked his tongue and reached her side.
“May I know of what, My Lady?”
They passed through the familiar forest that was still warm from the heat of the day.
“Everything: me, my father, Chancellor Rasptane, Axel, the slaves. Things have changed so much in a few weeks and I’ve learned much, but it all leaves me insecure and alone.”