Publisher: Brightlynx Publishing
Date Published: Jan 2021
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Follows The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon in the UNDER A WINTER SKY fantasy holiday anthology.
A Legacy of Honor
Crown Prince Astar has only ever wanted to do the right thing: be a credit to his late-father’s legacy, live up to his duties as heir to the High Throne of the Thirteen Kingdoms, and cleave to the principles of honor and integrity that give his life structure—and that contain the ferocious grizzly bear inside. Nowhere in those guiding principles is there room for the fierce-hearted, wildly free-spirited, and dizzyingly beautiful shapeshifter, Zephyr. Still, even though they’ve been friends most of their lives, Astar is able to keep Zephyr safely at arm’s length. He’s already received a list of potential princess brides who will make a suitable queen, and Zephyr is not on it.
A Longtime Obsession
Zeph has wanted the gorgeous, charming, and too-good-for-his-own-good Astar for as long as she can remember. Not that her longing for him—and his perfectly sculpted and muscular body—has stopped her from enjoying any number of lovers. Astar might be honorably (and foolishly) intent on remaining chaste until marriage, but Zeph is Tala and they have no such rules. Still, she loves Astar—as a friend—and she wants him to at least taste life before he chains himself to a wife he didn’t choose. There’s no harm in him having a bit of fun with her. But the man remains stubbornly elusive, staving off all of her advances with infuriatingly noble refusals.
A Quest to Save the World
But things change when a new terror threatens the Thirteen Kingdoms. Following prophecy, Astar and Zeph—along with a mismatched group of shapeshifter, warrior, and sorceress friends—go on a quest to stop a magic rift before it grows beyond anyone’s ability to stop. Thrust together with Zephyr, Astar finds himself increasingly unable to resist her seductive invitations. And, in the face of life and death battles with lethal monsters, he begins to lose sight of why having her, just once, is such a terrible idea…
Coming January 2021!
"THE GOLDEN GRYPHON AND THE BEAR PRINCE is a fascinating fantasy tale of how two people manage to overcome opposition and danger to be together." - Romance Junkies
"I loved this book so much that I was almost heartbroken when I finished it. I was nowhere near ready to leave this brilliant & vivid world, or these charismatic characters behind, even if it is only until the next book releases." - Grace on Goodreads
"Kennedy's fantasy romance always delivers excellent characters and potent romance. And this beginning to a series has another puzzling danger to roll out!" - Alexia Chantel
The Long Night of the Crystalline Moon
Under A Winter Sky
The Golden Gryphon and the Bear Prince
Book # 1
The Sorceress Queen and the Pirate Rogue
Book # 2
The Dragon's Daughter and the Winter Mage
Book # 3
The Storm Princess and the Raven King
Book # 4
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