To be Released on June 30th, 2016
Genre: New Adult/Paranormal/Fantasy
Serena has a bright future etched in stone.
Tristan has a dark past that haunts him.
Together, they have a love that can never be.
Sheltered, and unable to escape her bloodline, Serena St. Michael has spent the last two years training at the Royal Protector Academy. Struggling with a dark past, Tristan Gallagher’s current assignment is to protect a lifetime of secrets. One chance encounter will change everything. Serena must decide if she will follow her heart, forsaking all she’s ever known and risking a future worse than non-existence. Tristan will break every rule to save Serena, even if he can’t keep her. In their world of darkness, one love will ignite an ancient war. When pasts collide with the present, and secrets are revealed, will love be enough? Or will one lie destroy it all?
When you’ve hidden behind a mask for so long, would you reveal yourself for love? Vernal, the first novel in The Royal Protector Academy series is a dangerously exciting and darkly romantic tale that will take your breath away.
About the Author:
Randi Cooley Wilson is a “New Adult” Paranormal/Fantasy and Contemporary Romance author. A resident of Massachusetts, she makes stuff up, devours romance books, drinks lots of wine and coffee, and has a slight addiction to bracelets. For more information visit:http://randicooleywilson.com
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Read below for a character interview with Serena and Tristan!
Character Interview with Serena
Describe yourself in five words
Only five words! By the grace, here I go: Loyal. Free-spirited. Strong. Haunted. Smart.
How did you come to be at The Royal Protector Academy? Is that where you met Tristan?
Yes! Tristan and I met at The Royal Protector Academy. My family, the London clan of gargoyles, started the academy. My dad and uncles sent me to study there two years ago when I turned eighteen. I’ve been here since, where I recently met Tristan.
What is your favorite thing about Tristan?
Tristan has this tiny scar on his upper lip that I love. It draws me to his mouth. I can’t explain it. It’s just…sexy on him.
Would you consider Tristan to be more of a charmer or a jackwad?
*laughs* Oh, Tristan Gallagher is a total jackwad. No question.
Where would we find you on a Friday night?
I love to party. On Friday nights, you can find me drinking with friends at a bonfire.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers. I have a thing for sexy, bad-boy-types.
Who is your best friend?
Magali is my best friend. We’ve known one another since we were five. Mags and I met in kindergarten. It’s been best-friend-sister-love ever since. We’re rooming together at RPA.
What’s the Royal Protector Academy like? What do you DO there?
The Academy is rigorous. It’s similar to human colleges. Only instead of PE we have protector training sessions against demons and supernatural creatures. The best-of-the-best protectors are chosen to attend. If they successfully graduate, they’re given high-level protector assignments. I train and learn., in preparation to be the next leader of the gargoyle race. Or so I thought…
Do you have any specialness we should know about? Powers, etc?
Like my mother Abby, I’m an elemental gargoyle. I can manipulate the wind, rain, etc. There are other gargoyle gifts and powers that I have, but because I am royal blood, I can’t discuss them.
What are we going to see from you and Tristan in the future? Do you HAVE a future?
Tristan and I are…complicated. Our future is even more so. There is a lot going against us. I’m not sure we have a future together. What I can say, we’re enjoying the ride while it lasts.
Few questions for Tristan:
Describe yourself in five words
Five words, huh? Royal. Good-looking. Self-assured. Dark. Annoyed.
What is your favorite thing about Serena?
I love Serena’s free-spirit.
What are readers going to like the most about you?
That’s a loaded question. I’m really not all that likable. I tend to be on-edge because I have a lot on my plate right now. Nor am I winning any nice-guy awards. I am loyal. I do care deeply. I will protect those I love. So if you’re into that, I’m your guy.
Thanks for having Tristan and Serena today!
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