Page Nav




Classic Header


Header Ad

Breaking News


Author Q&A ft @ReneeWildes | Guardians of Light Book Tour and $25 Amazon GC #Giveaway | #Fantasy #Romance

The  Guardians of Light by Renee Wildes is on virtual book tour. The fantasy romance series stops at Readeropolis with an aut...

The Guardians of Light by Renee Wildes is on virtual book tour.

The fantasy romance series stops at Readeropolis with an author interview.

Be sure to enter for a chance to win the giveaway for a $25 Amazon GC and follow the Silver Dagger book tour (for other dates see the link at the bottom of the post).

What are your top 10 favorite books/authors?

*Top 10 Authors:
Mercedes Lackey
Elizabeth Vaughan
Lori Foster
Sherrilyn Kenyon
Christine Feehan
J.R. Ward
James Rollins
Clive Cussler
Elizabeth Moon
Janet Evanovich

*Top 10 Books:
The Ladies of Mandrigyn by Barbara Hambly
Warprize by Elizabeth Vaughan
Once A Hero by Elizabeth Moon
Born of Ice by Sherrilyn Kenyon
Don’t Look Down by Jennifer Cruise and Bob Mayer
Never Too Much by Lori Foster
Lover Eternal by J.R. Ward
Coyote Dreams by C.E. Murphy
The Prize by Julie Garwood

How long have you been writing?
My Grandma Jeanne first called me a writer when I was six and penciling pony stories in notebooks. I was the only kid in my class that had a MAXIMUM word count!

Do the characters all come to you at the same time or do some of them come to you as you write?
I usually have my main characters figured out before I start writing but I meet the secondary characters along the way.

What kind of research do you do before you begin writing a book?
I get the setting and culture set up. Terrain, climate, flora and fauna, food, clothing, weapons. I listen to music. For A Guardian’s Destiny I researched Iceland specifically, Viking & Spartan culture, arctic and Antarctic wildlife, mountain climbing, and listened to Nordic music. I especially like Garmarna, Hedningarna, and Varttina.

Do you read yourself and if so what is your favorite genre?
I read all the time and am eclectic in my favorite genres, everything from fantasy to paranormal romance to action-adventure

Do you prefer to write in silence or with noise? Why?
I like writing to music I’ve selected for that particular book, to get me into the setting/culture. I listen to Medieval Baebes and Enya for my Elven scenes, I listen to Axel Rudi Pell for battle scenes, and Nordic music for scenes set in Isadorikja.

Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time? One at a time

Advice you would give new authors?
Join writer’s groups, get a critique partner, enter contests, have a strong social media presence

Describe your writing style.
I am a very informal writer, conversational with lots of dialogue and detailed world-building. I’ve been compared to Mercedes Lackey, and am a huge fan of Joseph Campbell’s Hero’s Journey.

What makes a good story?
Real-people characters readers can relate to, with issues that make readers care, put in a solid world doing things that make the story move along while making the characters become more than they ever believed possible—and a HEA at the end!

What is your writing process?
I’m a total plotter, so if one scene is giving me trouble I can write a different one—I piece it together like a patchwork quilt

What is your writing Kryptonite? I have the bad habit of editing as I write

How long on average does it take you to write a book? A year

A Guardian's Heart
Guardians of Light Book 1
by Renee Wildes
Genre: Fantasy Romance 

Strength can be drawn from pain…if the heart can heal faster than it bleeds.

Dara Khan Androcles was trained from childhood to be a healer. But as a demon-possessed invader threatens Safehold, and she defends a wounded warrior on the battlefield, her hidden inner dragon thirsts for blood.

When she lifts the warrior’s blond, blood-encrusted hair away from his ear, she discovers he is more than King Hengist’s outlander ally. He is an immortal. The elven heir to the throne of Cymry.

Loren ta Cedric senses something different about flame-haired, falcon-eyed woman who saves him. A healer, wreathed in raw, dark power, who wields knives with deadly skill. A mortal who prays to the Lady, not the human gods. Now he owes this thoroughly distracting female a Life-Debt. Which, in the heat of their flight to Loren’s homeland to raise an army, somehow becomes Life-Mate.

Dragon-human and elf, peasant and prince, logic says they have no future. Yet the power of their unlikely bond could be the only thing that saves their world from a demon poised to tear it apart.

Warning: This new twist on Cinderella contains a grouchy dragon, a sentient war mare with the dry wit of a certain English Dame, and a fiery heroine who strikes serious sparks with a mercenary elf.

A Guardian's Hope
Guardians of Light Book 2

As a child, invaders butchered Maleta’s parents and left her ravaged body for dead. Now, reborn as a finely-honed weapon for the Gray Goddess, Maleta has shed the burden of emotions for one goal—regain her homeland for her brother.

Cianan ta Daneal’s mission to the fractured land of Shamar is twofold: to overthrow a despotic queen, and to save a life. For months, he’s been haunted by recurring visions of a beautiful swordswoman slaughtered by a skeleton army. He never expected to lay eyes on that woman and recognize her as his Lifemate—or that she’d turn and run like hell.

Uniting Shamar’s diverse peoples in revolt is easy compared to the delicate task of wooing a woman who flinches from his touch.

Slowly, Maleta dares to hope that her country, what’s left of her family, and her shattered heart are safe in Cianan’s steady hands. But when the cold blade of fate strikes true, can she trust his love is strong enough to pull her back from the Abyss? 

Warning: This new twist on Sleeping Beauty contains an assassin nun who knows no fear. Okay, just one fear, but it’s a biggie. And an Elven paladin with the Devil’s own negotiating skills. To coax her heart out of hiding, he’s gonna need every one of them.

A Guardian Revealed
Guardians of Light Book 3

Years ago, the pull of the full moon and a powerful curiosity drew Finora into a human fisherman’s bed—a man who stole her selkie skin and took its location to his grave. For seven years, trapped on land, she has searched fruitlessly. Hope fading with every passing year.

Tasked with finding and returning dragons to his mountain homeland in the east, Trystan follows a slim lead westward across an unfamiliar sea. When pirates attack his ship, leaving him with injuries too severe for his werewolf to heal, he comes face to face with the most unexpected of rescuers—Finora, her two, half-human children, and the biggest damned dog he’s ever seen.

Tristan and Finora’s attraction is instant, undeniable, and hopeless. Finora is pulled to the sea, Tristan is tied to the land. But Finora can help him complete his mission, and share one night of searing, heartbreaking passion. And memories only the deepest of betrayals could shatter…

Warning: Contains Celtic legends, seven-year curses, dragons with bad attitudes, imperiled children, a grumpy sea goddess, and wave upon wave of soul-searing pleasure.

A Guardian's Dream
Guardians of Light Book 4

Plagued with nightmares of a goblin child tormented by monsters—and with her usual cures having no effect—dream faerie Pryseis journeys to the Shadowlands to heal the child in person even though doing so risks the wrath of the faerie council. And, if she’s away from home too long, her very existence.

Caught and imprisoned by an ungrateful goblin sorcerer, she’s now trapped underground, chained, her despair growing as her time ticks down yet warmed by the memory of a man she has only touched in dreams.

Benilo ta Myran drained his spirit healing powers during the war, but he has no choice. The beautiful faerie in his dreams is in trouble, and not even his worried king and queen can stop him from trying to save her before the darkness snuffs out her light.

Finally they are together—chained side-by-side in a goblin dungeon. Their only hope for escape is to break the law to merge their powers in a ritual so intensely erotic it binds them for life. However short and nightmarish that life might be…

Beware beautiful faeries and hot elves appearing in your dreams. They may lead you astray…and steal your heart.

A Guardian's Destiny
Guardians of Light Book 5

On what should have been Verdeen’s proudest day, she is blocked from advanced warrior training because no war mare chooses to bond with her. Burning with humiliation, she accepts a lesser assignment to the Isle of Ice, serving as bodyguard to human riever, Daq Aryk. 

Verdeen’s never paid much attention to men, so focused was she on her training. But she quickly realizes hieing off into a distant wilderness with Aryk is a bad idea. He makes her lose all focus and perspective.

Aryk faces a difficult task: molding six warring clans into a peaceful whole. He’s got nothing against women warriors, but Verdeen is young and inexperienced, her beauty a potentially fatal distraction. She’s a shield-maiden, not a bedmate. But the way she melts at his every touch erodes all his good intentions…and sense.

One kiss unleashes the kind of feverish desire that should occur only once in a lifetime—with a mate. But as their quest takes ever more dangerous twists and turns, their bond could be the one thing that unites a nation. Or make Aryk’s worst nightmare a blood-soaked reality.

Warning:Contains fire and ice, ever-gratuitous sex and violence, sword play and self-play, spying and lying, noble intentions and betrayal. In other words, a rollicking good roll in the proverbial hay.

Award-winning WI author Renee Wildes grew up reading fantasy authors Terry Brooks & Mercedes Lackey. A Joseph Campbell fan, when she discovered romance novels she was fated to write fantasy romance. A mythology & history buff, from ancient Sparta through the Dark Ages, a Navy brat and a cop's kid, she gravitated to protector/guardian heroes & heroines. She's had horses her whole life, becoming the only vet tech in a family of nurses. It all comes together in her Guardians of Light series for Champagne Book Group and her paranormal title "Marek's New World" for Tirgearr Publishing - fantasy, action, romance, heroics and lots of critters!

Follow the tour HERE for exclusive excerpts, guest posts and a giveaway!


  1. Best of luck with the books and book tour! I included the tour in the Saturday, Sep. 21, 2019 edition of The BookTube Your Shelf Daily Reader:

    1. Thank you so much for your support during this tour!

  2. I love the covers they are awesome looking

    1. The covers are done by Carly Marino - she really has a gift for capturing what's IN the book and giving the reader a strong hint of a visual on the cover. There are two more books in the series and I can't wait to see what she comes up with for them!

  3. the blurbs the excerpts the trailers are so cooL! I cant wait

    1. The trailers were done by Lex Valentine at Winterheart Designs - love how she ties them all together. (It takes a village to write and produce a book - definitely a team effort!)

  4. This sounds like an exciting series. Thank you for sharing your book details.


Get carried away with love!