Pawn of the Crown
All the Queen's Heirs Book 2
by Cassie Clover
Genre: YA Fantasy
Life at court isn’t full of peace or quiet for Royal Seer Kimess as she serves the Lazrel queen. With a royal engagement propping up the peace treaty, Kimess and Prince Nemal head to Bachal as guests of their king. It’s not easy but being up close with charming unicorn and fierce dragon shifters is a new experience. Kimess and Nemal hope to find some private time but are surrounded by security droids plus their own entourage. The queen’s directives are many: spy, make friends, don’t trigger a war, and capture a traitor—dead or alive. Kimess and her friends are balancing their delicate mission fairly well until a couple other royal visitors arrive—revealing secrets that ignite chaos.
Sixteen year old, Lady Kimess, is expected to one day inherit the role of Royal Seer. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, Kimess steps up now. Untrained, and ill prepared, she doesn’t have a choice. Her remaining family’s safety, as well as her life, rest in the hands of the Queen of Lazrel. Kimess isn’t without allies—even royal ones. Both of the queen’s sons have shown support. If she’s not careful, a friendship with either prince could prove deadly.
Kimess’ telepathic and prophetic abilities are called into action when a delegation from the bordering empire arrives to renegotiate a treaty. Mistrust and rumors from every corner of the kingdom swirl around her. Under constant guard in the castle, the only way Kimess can keep her life and one day earn her freedom is by giving the queen everything she requires—no matter the risks.
Cassie Clover is a Chicago girl who writes YA…currently Epic Fantasy with Magic and Tiaras. She loves meeting readers, binge watching TV shows, wasting time watching You Tube, writing as much as possible, and making up stuff.
Cats over dogs. Chocolate over vanilla. Lime over lemon…gotta make decisions!
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1- I never planned to write a YA. I had 15k of this story done with adult characters and it refused to work…
2- A friend of mine branched into YA at the same time and we both had our books releasing close together.
3- I wasn’t sure what to do with the book (self pub or submit) then I found the perfect cover by Fiona Jayde’s.
4- Nothing was changed about the cover…only the text for title/author/series was added…
5- I made sure to hire an editor with YA experience to make sure I didn’t go off the rails with the new genre.
6- I binged watched shows like the Fosters, Switched at Birth, and Pretty Little Liars to get my brain back into teen mode…
7- The book poured out fast…I had hangover days when I couldn’t write because I’d written too much the day before.
8- On the hangover days, I’d usually figure out an elusive piece of the plot.These princesses and royal court members aren’t your Disney type…they have a huge amount of responsibility