These books are all 60,000 words or longer, so you can really sink your teeth in.
The Heart of the Kingdom
All Cenric wanted was a necklace to gift to his lady love, in the hopes it might persuade her to actually become his lady love. Instead of love, however, Cenric is informed of her engagement to someone else, wakes up to find his house burning down around him, and is dragged away by a man who might have saved him, but won’t say much about why one necklace has Cenric running away from someone willing to kill to get it back.
Leyton lives a quiet, simple life as a prosperous, thriving merchant alongside his twin brother Liam. But that life is shattered when Liam goes missing, and Leyton is told that the only way to save his brother’s life is to seduce a king.
The task proves to be even more difficult than he feared, not least of all because he finds himself falling for the sad, lonely king he’s been sent to manipulate. But it’s not long before he’s caught, snarled in a deadly tangle of political intrigue and betrayal.
And once the traitors are caught and his brother rescued, Leyton must return to face his own execution…
Macati has sworn off apprentices. His last three have been complete disasters, especially the latest, Tlory, whose betrayal was the final blow. He’s busy enough without the time-consuming hassle of managing an apprentice, anyway. Then an old friend arrives bearing Guylian, a brilliant, but awkward student that Macati can’t bear to turn away.
Guylian is adrift. The life he hated will not leave him alone, the life he loved is gone forever, and the life he was trying to build has crumbled, his teacher so out of patience with him that he has foisted Guylian on a stranger. Giving up magic, however, means giving up the last ties to his past, the one thing Guylian cannot bear to do.
Neither teacher nor apprentice is prepared for the draw between them, or the additional complications that come with the return of Tlory…