There is a rule amongst his kind: A jester doesn't lie.
In the kingdom of Whimtany, Poet is renowned. He's young and pretty, a lover of men and women. He performs for the court, kisses like a scoundrel, and mocks with a silver tongue.
Yet allow him this: It's only the most cunning, most manipulative soul who can play the fool. For Poet guards a secret. One the Crown would shackle him for. One that he'll risk everything to protect.
Alas, it will take more than clever words to deceive Princess Briar. Convinced that he's juggling lies as well as verse, this righteous nuisance of a girl is determined to expose him.
But not all falsehoods are fiendish. Poet's secret is delicate, binding the jester to the princess in an unlikely alliance--and kindling a breathless attraction, as alluring as it is forbidden.
*Foolish Kingdoms, Book #1. Can also be read as a standalone.*
*Mature young adult/new adult: sexual content and language. For readers 17 and older.*
This is a historical fantasy romance for readers who enjoy: forbidden love books, magical kingdom romance, royalty romance, alternative history fiction, diverse reads, and fantasy LGBT.
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Excerpt / Trick
Come here, my sweeting. I have a story to share. I shall amuse you, I promise. 'Tis what I do best. If you consider my costume, with its frills and thrills, 'twill be more obvious.
Ay, come to me, and fear not, for I'm renowned. My nails are groomed, my skin is fair, and my smile wickedly pretty. Courtiers say so while tittering behind their goblets. Their teeth scrape over the rims, their lips tinted from wine as they talk of my skills: the ones I perform in halls, as well as in beds, with assorted tastes and...companions.
I know what people think, for I'm attuned to the whispers in this castle. They float around on giddy breezes, easy to catch if you're sly.
Have I not mentioned that I live in a castle? You'll learn more about that soon.
Indeed, I have your attention. Splendid.
My name is Poet. What is yours?
Hush. Let me guess.
Now allow me to list my attributes. I can flip across a floor like liquid, juggle circles around you, or steal your breath with a twirl. I speak with the silver tongue of a trickster. If you ask nicely, I shall delight you with a rhyme, a few lines of verse spun from gold. If you ask even nicer, I might grace you with that rhyme in private. As you like.
I'm a trinket, a servant of the Crown. I'm a riddle, a hidden agenda.
The better to outwit you.
I'm the finest jest you'll ever know. If you irritate me, I'll best you with words, for swords are the toys of knights, whilst I use more creative weapons.
That doesn't mean I don't know how to handle a blade. For I can. And I have. Many times, I've carried one with me whilst sneaking out of this stronghold, passing in and out of shadows, with the guards none the wiser. A knife has been necessary on those nights, and reaching my precious destination, my dearest little secret, has been worth the risk.
Still, my wit is sharper than a dagger. And oh, that is the grandest triumph, because it bests even the most regal of this kingdom. For only a clever man knows how to play a fool. I've spent my life, all nineteen years of it, learning how.
Yet none of these skills can steel the heart, nor protect it from breaking. Recently, I've learned that lesson well. So let me tell you a tale of how I lost a battle of wills.
Not to my King. Not to my Queen.
Nay. I lost to a girl.
"With just under three hundred pages she tells a story that's both whimsical and lyrical but also powerful and keeps you thinking long after you put the book down." - Polly & Books."Trick deals with social issues and injustices, has action and romance, trickery and cleverness, it is a magically written tale that you should not miss out on." - Amazon Review."And the way she writes romance, wow, it's so poetic and beautiful but at the same time it's very, very real." - Books & Cupcakes."Once you meet Poet there is no going back!" - Amazon Review."I definitely suggest lovers of sordid, forbidden loves, royal angst, and poetic reads pick up this book. You'll come out a different reader at the end of these pages; I recommend you take the leap and let this world break your fall!" - Amazon Review
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Descripción CreateSpace Independent Publis, 2015. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P111517494958