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New Release: Of Another World Box Set – Edward Kendrick

Of Another World Box Set - Edward Kendrick

QSFer Edward Kendrick has a new MM fantasy romance trilogy out: Of Another World Box Set.

Three interconnected fantasy tales of danger and romance by best-selling MM author Edward Kendrick. Contains the stories:

Of Another World: Castaways Tony and Daniel learn they are far from home from elf Brion who says only King Cerdic can send them back. Tony and Cerdic are drawn to each even though Tony refuses to believe the island’s shifters are guilty of the crimes that sent them to Stronghold. He offers to prove it by going there undercover. Will Tony survive so he and Cerdic can act on their feelings? Only time will tell.

Of the New World: Tony and Cerdic wed, and life settles down until a new problem arises. Bandits are robbing wealthy lords. Tony and mage Leofric come up with a plan to stop them, with Cerdic’s consent; despite the fact they think Tony may be the true target. In the process, Tony learns why Leofric has given up on love. Can Tony change that? It depends on whether they survive their confrontation with the bandits.

Of a Harsh Winter: Qildor, a shunned crossbreed, is resigned to his lonely existence. Then a harsh winter sends him to warn the King that something is very wrong. Mage Pilore believes him and what he learns as they look for the cause leads him to believe an evil wizard is responsible. As they seek him, Pilore and Qildor form a bond, but will they get the chance to take it beyond that when they locate the wizard?

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EXCERPT FROM “Of Another World”

From the way the sun slanted through the windows, Tony knew it was a bit after noon when Lord Randel returned. He stood in the doorway, looking between the brothers, and then beckoned. “If you’ll come with me, I’ll take you to King Cerdic. He’s awaiting you in the Audience Chamber.”

Leaving the library, they (entered the Great Hall), turned right and crossed to the door behind the King’s table. Lord Randel opened it, stepping back to let them enter first.

As soon as they had, Tony sucked in a breath. Seated across from them on an ornately carved, high-backed armchair set on a two-step dais was one of the handsomest men he’d ever seen. He had long blond hair that fell well past his shoulders, deep blue eyes, high cheekbones, and a sensuous mouth. He was dressed in a black vest trimmed with silver embroidery, over a long, brown tunic with inset gold panels on the upper sleeves and a matching peplum at the waist. Black pants and knee-high boots trimmed with silver completed the ensemble.

::Easy, Tony. Remember he’s a king and an elf. Way out of your league on all counts even if he did happen to be gay, which is doubtful, I think.::

::I can dream, can’t I?::

::As long as that’s all you do.::

Lord Randel’s “Your Highness, allow me to introduce Tony and Daniel Nichols,” brought Tony back to earth.


Cerdic looked at the pair of dark-haired men standing before him, his gaze homing in on the younger one. He was dressed in obviously borrowed clothing which was understandable from what he’d been told. They did little to hide his muscular build and the sense of power he radiated, even while in the position of supplicant. To add to his allure, he had dark eyebrows over deep, almost black eyes, and a pair of lips that begged to be kissed.

Reining in his libido — as he knew the man, the shifter, was unattainable, as well he should be all things considered — Cerdic gave a minimal bow of his head to acknowledge their presence.

“I understand you are begging for my help to return you to your own world.” Cerdic smiled to himself when Tony, the younger shifter, bristled at his words.

“We’re not begging,” Tony said tightly, obviously ignoring his brother when he laid a firm hand on his shoulder. “We are asking, as strangers who are not responsible for our presence here, that you send us back. We understand you’re the only one who can do so.”

“I am, but why should I?”

Tony took a step forward. “Because you’re not stupid, I hope. You must know that our presence has upset more than a few of your subjects.”

From the expression on the elder brother’s face, Cerdic felt certain he was upset with Tony’s defiant reply, and was undoubtedly letting him know using mind-speak — words the younger shifter obviously ignored as he waited for Cerdic’s answer.

Cerdic tapped a finger on the arm of his chair. “I could send you to join your compatriots in Stronghold. You do know what that is.”

“The place in the mountains where you’ve imprisoned shifters, treating them as enemies of the state.”

“Because they are,” Cerdic replied angrily.

“On what grounds?”

“That is not you business or your concern.”

Tony shook his head. “As I shifter myself, I believe it is. They are my brethren, if not by birth than by species.”

Cerdic looked past Tony at the Seneschal. “Lord Randel, please leave us and take Daniel Nichols with you. I wish to speak with this hothead alone.”

“Your Majesty,” Lord Randel protested at the same time Daniel growled angrily.

“Do it! If Daniel gives you any trouble, call the guards.”

With a bow that didn’t hide his smile, Lord Randel put his hand on Daniel’s arm. “If you’ll come with me, quietly please. Don’t worry about your brother. King Cerdic hasn’t killed anyone in at least two months … that I know of.”

Cerdic bit back a grin at his seneschal’s words as he watched him and an obviously pissed off and very reluctant Daniel exit the chamber.

When they were gone, Cerdic stepped down to sit on the top step of the dais, beckoning for Tony to join him. When Tony didn’t move, Cerdic chuckled. “Or stand there. It makes no nevermind to me. We can still discuss your concerns either way. It just seems you’d be more comfortable sitting.”

Author Bio

Born and bred Cleveland, I earned a degree in technical theater, later switched to costuming, and headed to NYC. Finally seeing the futility of trying to become rich and famous in the Big Apple, I joined VISTA—Volunteers in Service to America—ending up in Chicago for three years. Then it was on to Denver, where I put down roots and worked as a costume designer until I retired in 2007.

I began writing a few years ago after joining an online fanfic group. Two friends and I then started a group for writers, where they could post any story they wished, no matter the genre or content. Since then, and for the last seven years, I’ve been writing for publication. My first book came out in February of 2011. Most, but not all, of my work is M/M, either mildly erotic or purely ‘romantic’. More often than not it involves a mystery or action/adventure, and is sometimes paranormal as well.

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