Danika Rubystone has hated the minstrels ever since her mother ran away with one. As Princess, she’s duty bound to marry Valorian, a minstrel from the House of Song. But problems in the kingdom are mounting. With her father dead she’s the sole heir to an imperiled throne, and wyverns attack Ebonvale’s southern shores. But after Danika finds a lone survivor of a wyvern’s attack who holds the key to protecting the kingdom and she finally meets the enchantingly sly Valorian, everything changes.
Sounds awesome, right? Well, I think you'll love getting to know Aubrie through our favorite topics below. When I found out her favorite BAD BOY, I knew we were meant to be friends. Let's just say, he happens to be one of my favorites from my absolute favorite book of all-time! Read on, friends.
I love reading all types of books, but my ultimate favorites are fantasy books. I grew up reading Tad William’s Memory, Sorrow, and Thorn series. Currently, I’m reading Game of Thrones. I love being transported to fantasy worlds. I love the word building, the character classes- dwarves verses elves- and the flowery language. I have to say Minstrel’s Serenade is much happier, lighter, more hopeful, and prettier than Game of Thrones.
How does the author lure you in?
Great characters, a great setting, and beautiful language always lures me in.
I collect different types of flutes. I’m a professional flutist. I make my living teaching and performing classical flute. But, I also have a Native American flute, a Pan flute, and a Ressikan flute- the flute Jean Luc Picard plays in Star Trek- as some favorites in my flute collection.
Favorite interesting “toy”?
My Ipad is the greatest “toy” I’ve ever had! When I first got it, I played Jewel Blitz every night for hours! Now, I read my books on it. I can store hundreds of books at a time- and check my email at the same time. I don’t know how I ever lived without one.
Favorite ornament/toy that you want but don’t have yet.
Hmmm…maybe a solid gold flute! That would be a nice addition to my flute collection! Diamond studded keys, and flowery engraving. I saw this flute once that had a butterfly engraved on the mouthpiece. It was gorgeous.
I’d have to say Striker from Paradise 21. He’s a space pirate- so that says a lot there. He’s been marooned on this desert planet for five years by his ex-girlfriend and his crew- so he’s a little rough around the edges which makes him all that more interesting.
Favorite kind of bad boy in books? Why?
I like the ones who are good at heart- they just don’t know it yet. :)
Favorite bad boy in another author’s book? Why?
Mr. Rochester from Jane Eyre. He’s so bad to keep that crazy wife from Jane, but I still love him all the same. He’s had bad luck in life, and Jane is the only light that makes him want to love again. And he does pay for his transgressions, only to deserve her better in the end. Very romantic.
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