The Romance Reviews Question and Answer

Queen of Jastain, Book One is available now at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and All Romance ebooks!


Avant1Name: Commander Avant, Lord Ventium

Role: Hero

How does another character describe him/her:

Abby, the heroine, is quoted as saying, My God, he was gorgeous, but way too…Shakespearian.


Lord Ventium, Ruler of Domentus Ventium in the Freelands of Jastain, Commander of the Armies of the Freelands, future King as prophesied by The Light and wielder of the Sapphire Sword.

Distinguishing characteristics: Tall with broad shoulders, imposing, wavy dark hair, striking blue eyes

Personality: Avant is a philosopher at heart. He loves to study ancient texts and prophecies. His chief joy comes from exploring his world and finding hidden treasures in nature, such as rare plants or geological formations.

Favorite Line of dialogue: The difference between success and failure is the direction of your will. It is always too soon to admit defeat.”

 Queen of Jastain Blurb:

For twenty years, Avant plotted revenge against the dark king, but when a mysterious woman suddenly appears, everything changes. Although his prophetic Gift reveals she’s the Seed of Light chosen to restore the Crown, his overwhelming attraction to the women threatens his long-held plan for revenge and two decades of fidelity.

Abby Randall is inexplicably transported from Dallas to the medieval land of Jastain. There she meets Avant, who claims she’s the foretold champion of his people. While the hot guy has her hormones pumping, his crazy talk of defeating an evil king leaves questions to his sanity. Through his supernatural Gift, Avant transplants his memories into her, but neither are prepared for how their hearts intertwine.

Together they embark on their quest, but when Abby and Avant come face to face with destiny, will they sacrifice what matters most to provide a happily-ever-after for the people of Jastain?

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About Kary Rader

Kary Rader is a stay-at-home mother of three, avid reader and slave to the characters and worlds inside her head. Always creative, she's drawn to stories with fantastical worlds and creatures. With a little bit of magic and divine guidance, there isn't anything that can't be accomplished. And it's the power of words that creates and destroys. Vanquishing evil and injustice while finding eternal love in the process is all in a day's work. And with the help of her critique partners and master cartographer imaginary places come to life. Come join her for an adventure and maybe you too will be claimed by passion and changed by love. Because there is no greater power than the human spirit and anything is possible if you believe. Let the fantasy begin…


The Romance Reviews Question and Answer — 4 Comments

  1. Ooh,nice choice for Avant! From imdb: Owen typically is cast as characters whose primary traits are a balance of physical strength, intellect, and forceful will. Describes Avant pretty well, dontcha think?