Helen C. Johannes

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Author Helen C. Johannes lives in the Midwest with her husband and grown children. Growing up, she read fairy tales, Tolkien, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Agatha Christie, Shakespeare, and Ayn Rand, an unusual mix that undoubtedly explains why the themes, characters, and locales in her writing play out in tales of love and adventure. A member of Romance Writers of America, she credits the friends she has made and the critiques she’s received from her chapter members for encouraging her to achieve her dream of publication. When not working on her next writing project, she teaches English, reads all kinds of fiction, enjoys walks, and travels as often as possible.

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Helen C. Johannes If I think of who's inspired me long ago when I first delved into literature, it's probably Scarlett and Rhett (what a dramatic story), Jane and…moreIf I think of who's inspired me long ago when I first delved into literature, it's probably Scarlett and Rhett (what a dramatic story), Jane and Rochester (still gives me gothic shivers), Eowyn and her unfulfilled crush on Aragorn (what a gutsy shield maiden and him--sigh).
In today's literature, almost any couple in Susan Elizabeth Phillips' books and Elizabeth Hoyt's books will stay with me. They write strong characters who hold their own with the reader but meld perfectly and believably as a couple.
Of my own books it would be Prince Arn and Aerid from THE PRINCE OF VAL-FEYRIDGE. They are opposites in almost everything, but what keeps bringing them back to each other--besides a strong physical attraction--is their shared core of honesty and mutual respect.(less)
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The Prince of Val-Feyridge (Romance)
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Description: A warrior with a destiny, a woman with a gift. Can loving the enemy restore a broken kingdom? Or will forbidden love destroy it—and them—first? Prince Arn has a destiny-an ancient throne-but he's not waiting for fate to deliver when he can act now, before his enemies organize against him. The healer Aerid longs for her barely remembered homeland. Marked out by her gift and her unusual looks, she insists she is no witch. The swordsman Naed hopes to honorably defend his uncle's holding, but he harbors a secret fascination for the exotic healer. Prince Arn's campaign against Aerid's homeland throws them into a triangle of forbidden love, betrayal, and heartbreak. Only when they realize love is blood-kin to friendship, and neither is possible without risk, can they forge a new alliance and restore a kingdom.
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“Doing what’s right is always simple. Not easy, perhaps, but simple.”
Helen C. Johannes, Bloodstone

“Illusions may flatter us, confuse us, or betray us, Drakkonwehr. Or they may be images we cling to when the truth is too difficult to face.”
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“Blood answers blood, especially that given for the sake of others.”
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“Doing what’s right is always simple. Not easy, perhaps, but simple.”
Helen C. Johannes, Bloodstone

“Illusions may flatter us, confuse us, or betray us, Drakkonwehr. Or they may be images we cling to when the truth is too difficult to face.”
Helen C. Johannes, Bloodstone

“You pathetic humans! It escapes me how you endure any trial long enough even to breed, yet here you are. And why do your kind persist at all? Because every now and then—once a century, perhaps—ONE of you understands this: Death is what you accept only when you have spent all that you are—to the very last drop of your sweat and blood—in order to save what you love. That, son of Koronolan, is what a hero, a true warrior, would do.”
Helen C. Johannes, Bloodstone

“Blood answers blood, especially that given for the sake of others.”
Helen C. Johannes, Bloodstone

“Insanity does NOT run in my family. It strolls through, takes its time, and gets to know everyone personally. —T-SHIRT”
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