I’m pretty terrible with this update process, aren’t I? In my first COASP post, I confessed that a new project is on the way. The Lady in the Velvet Collar is a work very close to my heart.
Allow me to give a preview of what she looks like.
This gorgeous cover art was designed by Amygdala Design. I have been so impressed with the time I’ve spent working with Amygdala Design – the process that went into designing this cover was positive and professional, despite the dozens of questions I must have thrown out.
The Lady in the Velvet Collar is the first book of the Lithanar Chronicles. Whether it be a trilogy as I originally see it or a series, I’m not sure yet. Madison’s story is only beginning.
The Lady in the Velvet Collar Synopsis
Despite the glitz and glamour that surrounds the annual Bachelor’s Ball, Madison Stone avoids attending every year. She knows what awaits her if she attends. The kingdom of Lithanar has traditions she has never fully understood, where domination and submission are cultural norms. When her sister pushes her into going in her place, she finds out that the royal family is looking for women to enter the candidacy for betrothal to the crown prince, a competition where women of different social classes can have a fair chance of marrying into the royal family – as long as they abide by the expectations set by both Dominant and submissive.
Madison is one of the women chosen by Prince Damien Lithan. She is attracted to him, but inexperienced in a competition that brings out the most cutthroat behavior in some candidates. Even more threatening is a dangerous organization that disregards not only cultural boundaries between Dominant and submissive, but the kingdom’s authority as well. The closer Madison gets to the prince, the more others are threatened, and those lurking in the shadows will do whatever it takes to keep them apart.
Yet, despite the dangers, she finds herself determined to see the competition to the end. Madison isn’t sure if she will find romance or if this is just a dangerous game, but she plunges into the dark, erotic lifestyle offered to her, hoping to be more than just the lady in the velvet collar.