King Of Swords
Arcana, Book 1
David is a newly retired special ops soldier, looking to find his way in the unfamiliar civilian world. His first step is to visit an old friend, the owner of a bar called The Rabbit Hole on a distant space station. While there, he meets an intriguing woman who holds the keys to his future
Adele has a special ability, handed down through her mother's line. Adele can sometimes see the future. She doesn't know exactly why she's been drawn to the space station where her aunt deals cards in a bar that caters to station workers and ex-military. She only knows that she needs to be there. When she meets David, sparks of desire fly between them and she begins to suspect that he is part of the reason she traveled halfway across the galaxy.
Pirates gas the inhabitants of the station while Adele and David are safe inside a transport tube and it's up to them to repell the invaders. But what good can one retired soldier and a civilian do against a ship full of alien pirates? Both will discover there's more to each other than meets the eye as they do their best to overcome the alien threat and retake the station.
*OOP eBook ISBN 1-59426-909-2
*OOP Print ISBN 978-1-59426-855-7
What the Critics are Saying...
5 Angels from Fallen Angel Reviews! Serena said: "The continuation of a universe that began in Sons of Amber: Ezekial, Arcana: King of Swords gives us a different look. With aliens intent on destruction and intrigue on the station, Ms. Dâ€™Arc still takes the time to craft a wonderful romance and hint at another. The characters in this story are all true representations of people you would love to meet and get to know. Not just for their â€˜realnessâ€™, but for their character as a whole. Enraptured with her dragons, I canâ€™t help but be drawn to her futuristics as well. I cannot wait for more."
5 Lyres from Rites of Romance Reviews! Jennifer said: "...a great read and perfect for finding new authors. Iâ€™ve only heard of these authors and took the leap. Wow! I was not disappointed. The stories were hot, with just the right amount of spice. A must read!"
4 more Angels from Fallen Angel Reviews! Susan T said: "Ms. Dâ€™Arcâ€™s story is complete and entertaining with fully realized characters that will perk the readerâ€™s interest. The chemistry between the lead couple is hot and the action is equally intense as the author takes us on a wild ride."
4 Cups from Coffee Time Romance! Cherokee said: "King of Swords has action, passion and intrigue that draws the reader into the scene. Ms. Dâ€™Arc instills romance that captivates the audience. Adele and David are vibrant characters lighting the universe. It was exciting watching the depth of Adele and Davidâ€™s emotions grow as chaos surrounded them."
4 Stars from Just Erotic Romance Reviews! Suni Farrar said: "Arcana: King of Swords was the perfect story to begin the anthology Fortuneâ€™s Fool. It was fast-paced and action packed. Not to mention the characters were well crafted and likable. I so wanted to know what happened to the supporting cast. Ms. Dâ€™Arc turned my engine over and gave it over to the other authors to keep it going."
4 Kisses at Romance Divas! Stacey Brutger said: "This anthology has a wonderful arrangement of stories in four different genres with a central theme of romance to connect them all together. The range of writers and skills varied as they do for all anthologies, but each story has a bit of something special to grab the readers. For a change to visit the future or be swept back to the past â€“ to live out your wildest fantasies and overcome your greatest fear or risk you life for love, take a peek at Fortuneâ€™s Fool."