The Rose of Shanhasson

A Blood and Shadows story

A Complete Reverse Harem Epic Fantasy

Book One of The Shanhasson Trilogy

The Rose of Shanhasson is a superb blend of fully-realized fantasy and scorching romance.  Joely Sue Burkhart dropped me into her fantasy world and left me breathless.  The Rose of Shanhasson is one of the best fantasy romances I’ve read in years! ~ Larissa Ione, New York Times Bestselling Author

As Our Blessed Lady’s last Daughter, Shannari must rule as High Queen or the Green Lands will fall into eternal darkness. Her destiny is to shine against the Shadow, protect the land and people with her magic, and keep the Blackest Heart of Darkness imprisoned. Her blood is the key, powered by the love in her heart. However, Shannari’s heart is broken, her magic is crippled, and the nobles must have forgotten the dire prophesies, because everyone wants her dead.

Only love can restore her magic, but her scars testify how love can be corrupted. So when a barbarian warlord conquers her army and professes a love like no other, Shannari’s first instinct is to kill the mighty Khul. Even worse, one of the Khul’s guards used to be an assassin–a very skilled assassin, if the darkness in the Blood’s eyes is any indication. The same darkness festers deep in her heart and draws her to the wickedly dangerous man as inexorably as his Khul’s unshakable honor. Her weakening heart is not only torn between love and duty, but also between two magnificent warriors.

Yet neither warrior will be able to help her when Shadow calls her name.

A Complete Reverse Harem Epic Fantasy
Book 1: Beginning of a menage
Book 2: Menage
Book 3: Full harem

Warning: two of the men in the harem die (one in book 2, one in book 3), though everyone is reunited at the end.

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Reviews by Clarissa

I want more…and a Gregar doll.

Soleil Noir

The characters and their world will haunt me for the rest of my life

The Long and Short of It Reviews

Rose of Shanhasson is a gritty, sweaty great start to what I believe will be a promising trilogy.

Castle in the Clouds

There is a darkness and a desperation that can only be combatted by the power and light of love.

Front Street Reviews

Smoothly written this is romantic and racy with some steamy scenes that will make any reader blush.

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  1. […] book of Joely’s (epic!) Bloods and Shadows trilogy. To read my      review of book one, The Rose of Shanhasson, go here. I strongly recommend buying it if you haven’t already, and if you are interested in […]

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