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House Of The Rose

Book One: Glass Souls

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Glass Souls: House of the Rose, Book 1

A besieged city, an emergency evacuation from the threat of anti-heretic Crusaders–it’s an ordinary day in the life of the vampire Protectors of the House of the Rose. Except, this time, everything goes horribly wrong…EPPIE Finalist

One Protector, wounded and broken in spirit in the ensuing massacre, spends decades searching desperately for the reincarnations of his loved ones. But his Seer’s Eyes have been blinded, so he cannot recognize their auras. He meets a Crusader in Egypt who might be his reincarnated wife. To be certain, he must taste the young knight’s blood to read his past-life memories.

However, this act uncovers a deadly secret that rocks the foundations of his world…

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“Anne Rice meets Marion Zimmer Bradley…meticulously researched and wildly imaginative…completely engrossing.” – Lucy Blue, author of My Demon’s Kiss

“…fabulous…a richly-told story” – Serena Polheber, Fallen Angel Reviews

“I highly recommend Glass Souls to those who enjoy tales of vampires and the times of the Crusaders.” – Robin Thomas, MyShelf.com Reviews

“…as confident in imagination and detail as Laurell K. Hamilton, and as emotionally rich as Marion Zimmer Bradley…a romantic fantasy novel of distinction…” Contra Costa Sunday Times

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Book Two: House of Memory

House of Memory: House of the Rose, Book II

The thrilling sequel to Glass Souls!

As events threaten to spin out of her control, Lady Cecilia uses her powers to conceal the secret that Dominic has discovered in his desperate quest to restore his beloved Michel to the immortal existence of the vampire Protectors. She deliberately alters their memories, hoping to tame them and keep her position as the eldest and most powerful vampire.

Her actions, combined with Dominic’s recklessness in abducting Michel and forcibly Transforming him into a vampire Protector, poison Dominic’s chances for reconciling with the one who has been his soulmate and spouse in nearly every lifetime. And the people of the House of Rose, uncomfortably aware of Dominic’s often bloody recent history, begin to question whether he is fit to continue serving them as Protector.

Meanwhile, Michel, his ability to recall the memories of his past lives damaged by Cecilia’s meddling, finds himself struggling to maintain his identity–and his sanity. Honoria, the identity from his immediate past life, is proving particularly troublesome. She wants her husband Dominic back, and isn’t about to let a little thing like being male in this incarnation stop her. Can Michel prevail against the dangerous temptations offered to his own damaged soul by his past self?

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“… intense, riveting, full of intrigue; plot twists, history, and romance…” – TCM Reviews

“Expertly mixing vampire lore, paranormal fantasy, medieval historical and Goddess myth, the second book in August’s House of the Rose series certainly offers a lot for readers to feast on…” – Carole Genz, All About Romance

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Book Three: Broken Gods

Broken Gods

Broken Gods, The House of the Rose, Book III

The Mongols are marching across the Middle East, intent on conquering the world. Arjumand abd al-Warda, who was once the young French knight Roland D’Agincourt and who now serves as vampire Protector of the House of the Rose, struggles to deal with this seemingly unstoppable army of conquest. Then word comes that another reincarnated Protector has been found…once again among the enemy. Can a young Mongol warrior adapt to the life of a Protector of the House, or will the intrigues of the ambitious Seer Nadira lead to ruin for both of them?


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“5 stars…most excellent…will capture the reader’s attention as if Scherezade spun the tale…a definite page-turner…” – eCataRomance Reviews

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Queen of Heaven

Queen of Heaven: House of the Rose, Book IV

Book Four: Queen of Heaven

Inanna, the long-banished Queen of Heaven, Goddess of Love and War, returns to the House of the Rose, raising questions long-unanswered and dividing the loyalties of the vampire Protectors. Truth and lies, love and hatred, and an ancient secret all come to light like long-buried buildings in a submerged city.


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“August is one of the most solid, innovative and ultimately readable authors in the field today. These novels are unique and satisfying!” – Jacqueline Lichtenberg, Sime~Gen Recommended Books
“…[the] best fantasy book I have read in a long time…There is much more I can add but that would just ruin it for other readers. So go get this and the other books in THE HOUSE OF THE ROSE series.” &#8211 Strictly Romance Reviews

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Book Five: Shattered Crown

Shattered Crown, Book Five of the House of the Rose

The Shattered Crown: House of the Rose, Book V

In this stirring conclusion to the series, the mortal sons and daughters of the House find themselves caught between the warring sides of their former Protectors. Inanna and her dark sister Ereshkigal stand ready to move heaven and earth once more in their ancient rivalry. Michel, Dominic, and Roland have taken sides in the ancient conflict, and hope that love can be a force as strong as hatred.


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Glass Souls cover image: “Praising Angel,” stained glass panel by Sir Edward Coley Burnes-Jones. Photograph courtesy of the William Morris Gallery, London.

House of Memory cover image: “Dominic Pleads with Michel,” Copyright 2006 by Giovanna Belico Caria Guimaraes. Used with permission of the artist.

Broken Gods cover image: “Arjumand,” Copyright 2005 by Giovanna Belico Caria Guimaraes. Used with permission of the artist.

Queen of Heaven cover image: “Blanche,” Copyright 2007 by Giovanna Belico Caria Guimaraes. Used with permission of the artist.

The Shattered Crown cover image: “Ereshkigal,” copyright 2007 by Giovanna Belico Caria Guimaraes. Used with permission of the artist.

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