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This is a dystopian paranormal romance for adults.
Trelloran Seduction isn't like any other book you've ever read, but I promise you, it will make you want to cry. So be sure the tissue box isn't far away. If you're bored by the same old romances, challenge yourself but trust that love will always win over the brutality.
This is a romance that transforms trauma into happiness.
It's a romance that does everything possible to Kaitlau and Pietah to make them give up! But they don't. They both learn to overcome the fear and the mistrust of their pasts, and slowly, they learn that they can find love. They want their happy ending too much to give up. And, guys, they get it. It's a classic love story set against the misogynistic theocracy of Ganim. Try it. You won't be disappointed.
It's a story of love against all odds. It's surreal and romantic all at once. It starts with a priest dragging a battered woman towards the temple, and it ends with love. In this age where we have seen unprecedented cases of misogyny and clergy being convicted of sexual assault, it is a topical read as well. It's worth it. This romance will take you by surprise.
If you're not satisfied with Kaitlau and Pietah's happy ending, let me know, and I'll happily refund you your purchase price. I love giving happiness and love to characters who have seen nothing but misery, and if you're anything like me, you'll want to see Pietah and Kaitlau get their happy ever after too. So go on, do yourself a favor today, and read this unique love story.
It begins on the 300th day of 2195 on Volen ...
Princess Kaitlau is a nymph who can take any form. She is also a refugee, and she came to Volen through the charmed window after escaping her prison on Trellora.
King Ganim, the vampire who is thought to have created Kaitlau, must be punished. She had thought the king loved her as a father, but now she knows better. Although he was never present in the chamber, the king had ordered the priests to repeatedly rape her. Merely punishing her father is not enough. She wants him dead. It will be done.
Lately, Kaitlau has been observing a particular rebel killing the priests on Volen. He is just the one to help her. But feelings for this rebel (Pietah) start to emerge when he agrees to carry out her assassination plans, and gradually as they work together, love begins to matter to them more than revenge.
Trelloran Seduction: 458 pages
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This is an actual church that sits in the middle of Sydney. You wouldn't know it from the picture, but it still houses church services and is open at select times for those who wish to pray, worship, or visit and admire the gothic interior.
I visited this church many years ago while writing the novella Butterfly Girl, which eventually turned into Trelloran Seduction. When I saw the church building and the grounds around it, I sensed that a church just like this one would play a key role in the story.
Trelloran Seduction is a unique and enthralling dystopian offering from debut author Georgia Carter Mathers. I was rather impressed with this story, it's not your usual vampire tale, not by a long shot. Georgia has created a world where darkness reigns and while it's total fantasy, parallels can be clearly drawn between our society and the one that exists in Trelloran Seduction. This is a gritty read, at times confronting, but never drawn out. There are scenes which will reach deep into you and give your heart a good squeeze. The ending is hard fought for and lacks that element of perfect happiness, which is in my opinion, a very good choice that Georgia has made. Despite the cover, which may appeal to teen readers, I think it's important to disclose that this is not a YA novel. Themes and situations are for mature readers. I look forward to the continuation of this series and hope we don't have to wait too long for another installment.
-Theresa Smith, author of Somebody I Used to Know, In the Arms of Sleep, Yellow Light and Selling the Drama.
I experienced sexual assault when I was a child, and perhaps this story is a public acknowledgment of that in some way, although the book discusses many other types of sexual abuse as well, and it predominantly follows the journey toward healing.
According to Centres Against Sexual Assault, a university study found 20.6% of women and 10.5% of men reported non-penetrative childhood sexual abuse by the age of 16 and that 7.9% of women and 7.5% of men reported penetrative childhood sexual abuse by the age 16 years. (Mamun, Lawlor, O' Calloghan, Bor, Williams. & Najman, 2007 Queensland University study, http://www.casa.org.au/casa_pdf.php?document=statistics)
Recovery and healing after child sexual assault is hard but it is also attainable: http://www.theadvocacycenter.org/adv_abuseheal.html
Investigate people who inhabit the vampiric psyche: http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/drive/it27s-all-academic3a-real-vampires/6402072