The de Wolfe Pack Invades!!

lone-wolfe-kw-500WELCOME!!  Come one, come all to the Wolfe’s Lair, home of the legendary de Wolfe family.  Men who’ll make your heart beat a little faster, women with grit and determination despite their circumstances, and heat and action galore!

This is the world of the de Wolfe men and women, created by Kathryn LeVeque, and expanded upon by fifteen different authors who’ve had a blast playing in Kathryn’s rich, imaginative world.

When our frequent Bandit guest Barbara Devlin told me about this intriguing de Wolfe Pack Kindle Worlds project, I was thrilled for her to be going back to writing in the medieval period.Arucard-Kindle

For those of you who are fans or have found Barb through the Bandit Blog, she’s got some FAB new books since the last time she was with us!  Her amazing prequels to her Brethren of the Coast series, starts with ARUCARD, (which is one of the best reads of the year).  These books are all set in medieval times, as the Templar knights flee France and persecution.  I LOVED Arucard’s story and am eagerly awaiting the next in The Brethren’s Origin Novels!!

And now… DRUM ROLL PLEASE….. this is the official cover reveal for the SECOND book in the origins series:

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(OMGosh, I loved Arucard, but gotta say y’all are going to totally ADORE this story!!!!!)

And if you’re dying for more Brethren of the Coast, you’ll only have to wait another couple of weeks for LOVE WITH AN IMPROPER STRANGER (November 16)

So, from all that exciting news, and great new stories coming down the pike, I was even more excited when Barb told me about the de Wolfe project.  I love how Barb’s author “voice” suits the medieval, I was delighted to find out about LONE WOLFE.

Here’s the blurb for this exciting tale….

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It is the tempestuous time of the Wars of the Roses and, as the Lancasters and the Yorks battle for the Crown, Lady Desiderata de Mandeviel is
caught in the games men play in their lust for power and privilege.  Contracted to wed from birth, she welcomes a union with the love of her life, the greatest lancer in England, Titus Saint-Germain.  When her father delivers news of her betrothed’s untimely demise, and demands she marry another, Desi must choose between her heart’s desire and family loyalty.  Will Desi trust her instincts or yield to paternal authority?

Harboring a secret, the truth of his parentage, imparted by his mother on her deathbed, Titus Saint-Germain finds himself trapped between two warring factions with no escape.  A loyal Yorkist, the warrior knight serves with distinction and valor, until his own men, in the heat of battle, betray him.  It is a scene eerily similar to the one that claimed the life of his father, the great Titus de Wolfe, at Towton, with a singular exception.  Help arrives in the form of an unlikely ally—an uncle unaware of his brother’s progeny.  Will Titus resist fate and deny his destiny, or will the Lone Wolfe, at long last, journey home to the Lair

What’s more, Barb is giving away a Kindle Fire and 3 copies of LONE WOLFE – we’ll chose from among our commenters and winners will be posted on Barb Devlin’s Facebook Page.  Grins.

As I said, I think it’s totally cool that all these wonderful authors came together to play in Kathryn’s beloved world.  Here are a few of the other authors who are playing in the de Wolfe world….

BRETONWOLFE BRETON WOLFE by Victoria Vane

She swore to defy him to her dying breath… But passion blurs the line between love and hate…
The bluest blood and the hardest heart… at least when it comes to marriage… The daughter of a duke and granddaughter of a king, Adele of Vannes was bartered at birth in a marriage treaty for the sole purpose of producing a royal heir. When her philandering husband is slain by Norse marauders, she is coerced to wed again in order to protect her home and her people. Adele knows that her beloved Brittany needs a strong hand to survive, but how can she ever reconcile her bitterness and hatred with the desire she feels for her mortal enemy?
She’s the jewel he seeks for his Breton crown…A Barbarian bent on building a dynasty, Valdrik Vargr, ‘the Norse Wolf,’ is renowned for both his bravery in battle and shrewdness in statecraft. Setting his sights on claiming the kingdom of Brittany, he knows that siring sons from royal blood would solidify his hold, but the woman he would claim as his queen refuses to have him. Will he fuel her hatred by taking her to his bed, or will the man who strikes terror in the hearts of men be reduced to wooing his bride?

Victoria will be giving away ……  Her winners will be posted on her website, and here on Romance Bandits!

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TRUSTING THE WOLFE  by Lana Williams

Stabbed and left for dead in one of London’s most dangerous neighborhoods, Marcus de Wolfe is astounded when a woman resembling the angel from the famous family legend saves him. Once recovered, he shoves aside his angel’s captivating image and focuses on his goal of stopping whoever is smuggling cargo on his ships.

Left penniless by her wastrel father, seamstress Tessa Maycroft doesn’t trust men, especially not the handsome earl with the golden eyes she saved. To keep others from facing the fate she barely escaped, she offers seamstress apprenticeships for impoverished girls, giving them a chance for a better life.

But when Marcus appears in her shop and insists there’s a terrible connection between her girls and his ships, she agrees to help him once more. He tempts her to believe there might be more to life than she’s dared to hope.

Marcus soon realizes Tessa is anything but a simple seamstress. His angel shows him he’s not as dead inside as he believed. Can the passion they find in each other’s arms unite these lonely souls or will the plot they uncover threaten not only their new-found love but their lives?

Lana will be giving away 2 ebook copies (Kindle only, obviously) of Trusting The Wolfe, the novella featured and part of the world. 

 

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LOVES LEGACY by Amanda Mariel

Can love’s legacy bring two war weary souls together?

Drawn by a flicker of light coming from the ruins of Babylon Castle, Rebecca Sumerfield is driven to investigate. The last thing she expects to find is the castle’s owner, a Captain in the British Army. Still devastated from her brother’s death in battle, she despises all things military.

Having survived Waterloo, Captain Camden Le Bec isn’t in the market for romance. He stops at Babylon Castle, the perfect place to gather his thoughts, only for the spirited Rebecca to storm his castle and demand he leave at once. Her fearless defiance and selfless heart awaken a desire Camden has never known. He’s determined to possess her, but Rebecca refuses to risk another broken heart.CatherineKean_AKnightsDesire down sized

Will they find solace in each other’s arms, or has war pushed them both beyond any hope?

 

 

A KNIGHT’S DESIRE by Catherine Kean

Lady Rosetta Montgomery, a descendant of the fierce Norman de Wolfe warriors who subdued England alongside William the Conqueror, is on her way to her wedding when she’s kidnapped by a rider dressed all in black. She discovers her abductor is Lord Ashton Blakeley, her first and only true love, who left her to go on Crusade. Ash is a changed man now, with disfiguring scars and agonizing secrets. As rumors of lost Anglo-Saxon gold and treachery unfold, and Rosetta grows to understand the man Ash has become, will she help him fight for their love, or will the danger surrounding the hidden riches cost them all that they treasure?

Catherine will be giving away a Kindle copy of her Knight’s Series boxed set (the first four novels in her series) plus a Kindle copy of Dance of Desire – her winners will be posted here and on her Facebook page!

Wolfe500WOLFE OF THE WEST by Elizabeth Rose

Billy de Wolfe is a loner and bounty hunter who has no ties to anyone. But when his

ancestor, a medieval knight named Sir William de Wolfe, appears as a ghost to set him straight and remind him of the importance of family – his life takes a twist. He finds himself returning to his family’s ranch, having to face not only his siblings but his best friend from childhood – the woman he’s loved and lost – Lexi Marquardt. Can a ghost help a lost soul realize his mistakes of the past before he loses his family and the woman he loves forever? And can a lone wolf learn that the De Wolfe Pack always runs together?

Elizabeth will be giving away an ebook copy of Sapphire – Book 2 of her Daughters of the Dagger Series! Her winner will be posted here and on her Facebook Page 

So, this is just a small sampling of the fab fifteen who joined Kathryn in her wonderful de Wolfe World.  :>  I hope you’ll check them ALL out!

 

Now…Banditas and Bandita Buddies, all these books are set in different time frames.  Even though they all involve the fabulous de WolfedeWolfe family, some are westerns, some are medieval, some are Regency.

What time period would YOU want to live in?

If you lived in the medieval period, and were a man, would you be a knight or a tradesman, or the king?

If you lived in the Western US, would you be a cowboy, a rancher, or a Lady Outlaw?

If you could try any profession, other than the one you’ve already done, what would you like to try doing?  (Me?  I’d like to be an orchestra conductor.)

Let’s Chat!!

 

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44 Comments

  • flchen1 says:

    Ooooh… what a fascinating concept, where we get to see different parts of the family in different times!

    I love reading about all these time periods, but honestly, I don’t know how well suited I would be to living in any of them! Obviously life would be much easier if I happened to be ridiculously wealthy, no matter the time!

    Hmm… I guess because I can, I’d have to choose whichever time period offered me the best clothes 😉 Maybe the Regency, if I could be one of the wealthy ones who got to wear the gorgeous gowns? (How awfully elitist of me!)

    And occupation? Um… professional dancer? Unfortunately, I think entertainers didn’t tend to be very highly regarded in many parts of history!

    • Thank you so much for taking the time to learn about our De Wolfe books! I have to agree with your answers to the questions as well 🙂 For me it would have to be the Regency or the Victorian time period.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Fedora! Well, you’re right about the time periods and needing to be wealthy. Grins. And now would be good for that too, right? And was LOL about the professional dancer status. I think that changed in the 20th century, when dancers got more of an artists’ status rather than mere “entertainer” – I guess we can thank Pavlova, Njinsky, Barishnikov, et al for changing the perception. :>

    • Good Morning.

      Wow, you won the Rooster! Thank you so much for stopping by to learn more about the Kindle World of De Wolfe Pack. And I’d be right there with you in the Regency era, just because I’m a sucker for breeches and boots.

    • flchen1 says:

      Heh–glad to see we’re in agreement in many ways about the time periods, but I also have to say that I can’t wait to see what you all do with the different times! I look forward to seeing the creativity and the connections you make within this special “universe”! Did you all get to read each other stories? Or will you be enjoying some surprises too, as all your stories are unveiled? Looking forward to a lot of exploring as we read through all your stories!

  • Ki says:

    This is absolutely awesome! I love it when authors come together to create a connection through their stories that spans centuries and genres.

    Many of trhese authors I’m already a fan of so it’s going to be amazing seeing each different story.

  • Laney4 says:

    I think I’d like to be a saloon keeper like Miss Kitty on the old show, Gunsmoke. Dangerous, yes, but also not boring. I can see it now: me spending time “baking” (as best as you could back then) concoctions to share in the saloon (somewhat like I do today, as I share my baking with my badminton friends so that none of us eat too much yet still enjoy that taste of life).

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Well hey there, Miss Laney4! Grins. I’d love to see you as a saloon keeper. That would be awesome. Thanks for dropping by the blog today, I’ve missed seeing some of our “regulars” now that we’re not blogging every day.
      And concoctions and baking? I’m there. I’ll belly up to the bar for a taste of life – especially if that includes cookies!

    • Oh, Laney,

      You’re going to do the bang-bang, shoot ’em ups!

  • helensibbritt says:

    Woohoo this sounds wonderful as I love stories written in all of these eras but boy do I need more time for reading 🙂

    For me I think medieval it is a time that has always interested me but I would like to be a knight or a lady 🙂

    What occupation I would like to try I always wanted to be a nurse 🙂

    Congrats on these books Ladies

    have Fun
    Helen

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Helen! *waves madly* Loved all those pics on FB of your grands and that pic of high tea? Scrumptious. Grins.
      Medieval is very cool, from this end of history. I’m not sure how good it was at the time, but…When you read Barb’s book, Lone Wolfe, you’ll get a “taste” of the food, which I found really interesting! And you’d make a great nurse, you’re very naturally nurturing. :>

    • Thanks for stopping by, Helen. And I’m with you on the Medievalists.

  • Sandyg265 says:

    I think I’d go with being an outlaw in the old west. Of course I’d never get caught.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Perish the thought! Bandita Buddies would NEVER get caught…unless the lawman was tall dark, handsome (and very forgiving of lawbreaking in his lady!) Grins.
      Outlaw or not, I bet you’ll enjoy these novellas. SO good! And such a fun premise to have people write in this world.
      (And if you like medievals or Knights of the Sea, you’ll LOVE Barb’s books!)

  • Thank you so very much for the series spotlight! BRETON WOLFE is my first foray into the early Medieval/Viking era. While I had a blast with this story, my first love will always be the 18th century where most of my historicals are set. I love the decadence of the Georgians and the fashions!
    Warmest regards,
    Victoria

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Victoria! Thanks so much for hanging out with us today! It’s wonderful how all of you came together to play in Kathryn’s deWolfe world. I’m with you though, LOVE those Georgians. Architecture, fashion, invention….yep. A good era. Not that I don’t love my Viking ancestors, but…Grins.

  • Thank you so much for hosting the De Wolfe World! We are all so excited about the world and our books.

  • Rae Latte says:

    I absolutely LOVED Lone Wolfe!

    Oh wow – so many choices 😉 Maybe I could take a year and try a few 😉

    Say a Lady Outlaw till I’m almost caught and then jump to Scotland for a bit. Then maybe jump back…decisions….decisions….

    Great post Jeanne – I love the range of authors for this kindle world launch!

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Rae! I am loving this idea of following one family the ages. Totally cool.

      And I like the idea of doing the “Quantum Leap” thing through time. That would be fun!

  • This is fascinating that many different authors have written books in the series, spanning many years.
    My favorite time period is late Victorian–1880s to 1900, so I’d choose American West and I’d be a lady rancher who can outride and outshoot every man she meets until Kenneth Landry steps into her life. He’s Boston-Bred and somewhat foppish, but he sure can sit a horse.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Now there you go, Ursula! Love it! Lady Rancher it is. Grins. And with a Boston-bred, back-Bay gentleman caller. How posh! Grins.
      The late Victorian era is so rich with possibilities, isn’t it? My fellow Romance Bandit Donna MacMeans writes in the Victorian era. So cool.

    • Ursula,

      Believe me, it was a bit of a challenge to write within Amazon’s guidelines. I’m used to doing what I want.

  • Welcome, y’all! What a cool project!

    Jeanne, there are SO many historical periods I’d like to check out. But I prefer living in one with indoor plumbing and antibiotics.

    If I lived in the Middle Ages, I think I’d choose to be a tradesman. I might have a lower standard of living than a knight or the king, but I wouldn’t be charging into battle a lot.

    Can I deviate from the Old West picks and own a saloon? That might be fun. And sort of in keeping with the tradesman thing. *g*

    As for other professions, I might like to be an interior designer. I thought about it for a while but ultimately chose a different path.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Snork! Yeah, Nancy, I’m big on indoor plumbing as well. And, having just recovered (sort of) from a wicked case of strep, I’m damn grateful for the antibiotics too. Ugh.

      Saloons would suit you, my friend, truly. A serious bit of madcap, well disguised by trade. Yes, I think so.

      And interior designer? Well there’s something I wouldn’t have pegged. Grins. Then again, there is that tendency to rearrange the potted plants…bwahahahahah!!

  • Jane says:

    I wouldn’t mind experiencing life in Ancient Egypt for the culture and political intrigue. Can’t imagine what it would be like to see some of the archaeological sites as they’re being built.

  • Jeanne, thank you for the awesome feature on the de Wolfe Pack Kindle World stories. I had a great time writing my novel and am so thrilled to be a part of this launch.

    If I had a time travel machine, I would love to slip back to the early Middle Ages and live as a lady for a day. What a way to learn what life was really like back then. However, I’m with Nancy on the indoor plumbing and antibiotics! Oh, and I simply couldn’t manage without my coffee maker. And my washer and dryer… 🙂

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Ohh, yeah…the coffee maker. *Shudder!* NO ONE wants to see me without caffeine. Seriously. Grins.

      But lady for a day? That would be fascinating. Don’t know if my sense of smell could stand it, though. Ha!

      Thanks for being a part of the fun today Catherine!

  • Leslie says:

    Love reading books about all the time periods, but I’m a comforts girl and I wouldn’t want to live without electricity and indoor plumbing!

    King – life was hard, definitely want to be top dog 🙂

    Rancher – more time to spend reading by a fire

    Fantasy career I would like to try is airline pilot.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Leslie! It’s gooooood to be King! Hahah! Yeah, that would be a good, but very, very dangerous position. Grins.

      And Ranching would have its quiet moments by the fire, but damn that’s a lot of hay hauling in between. Ha!

      But to fly? Yeah, that would be fun.

      Thanks for popping in!

  • Thank you so much for featuring our World of the de Wolfe, Jeanne! So fun to hear a wide variety of answers! I would love to pay a visit to all of these times, but maybe for a short period. LOL. I do love a nice hot shower. 🙂 Good luck to everyone!

  • Iris Pross says:

    I’m loving this series!

    I like my creature comforts, so although I love reading historical, I don’t think I could ever live in the past. I need mym milk chocolate bars, penicillin and thank you LORD for toilet paper and running water. lol

  • OOOOH! New medievals for me to read !! LOVE it ! I write Regency and it is my first love, but the very first historical romance I ever read outside of Jane Austen, the Bronte sisters and Georgette Heyer was The Wolf and the Dove. SIGH !! Now they are one of my guilty pleasures.

    And goodness the De Wolfe project sounds like a great deal of fun and a damned clever idea!

    As much as I love all periods of history through up to about 1850, I would most love to live at the height of the Regency era in England. There is simply something about the manners, the clothes, the balls, the carriages and a time just before the industrialization of the world.

    I’d be a knight. Jousts, battles, banquets, traveling and making your own way in the world with your sword? What’s not to like?

    Lady Outlaw. That’s a no brainer. Smart enough to attract lots of handsome wicked me into my gang. And heart of gold enough to rob the undeserving evil villains and give to those less fortunate. Besides, I’d look good in a gaudy floozy outfit, pistols, boots, and a stetson. 🙂

    Well lets see, right now I am a bakery manager for Walmart so at this point I’d rather be almost anything! I’d like to be a full-time historical romance writer. Outside of writing I’d like to be one of those people who investigates and shuts down canned hunts and illegal hunting of endangered and threatened species.

    • Jeanne Adams says:

      Hey Louisa! Thanks for popping in! And go you on being a wildlife/threatened species protector! You’d be an awesome one. You already are, kinda, with all you do for your own animals. :>

      Had to LOL about the bakery though. Grins.

      And yes, you would look Maaahhhhhvelous, dahling, as a Lady Outlaw. Go, you armed floozy, go! Grins.