Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The Muse (The Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel Series) by Raine Miller New Release

The Muse
(The Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel Series)

by Raine Miller

New Release


What if the truth about a famous painting was not what it’s been told to be? What if it was not even the original work and a different painting had inspired its creation? The story of a painting… The motivation behind the work, Flaming June—Romanticist painter, Lord Frederic Leighton’s magnum opus—a woman sleeping in a chair. Hauntingly beautiful, but with its inspiration locked away in the mystery of times past.

Burdened with family skeletons and agonizing guilt, an unwilling Lord Rothvale, one Graham Everley, returns from a long sojourn in Ireland to attend to the obligations awaiting him in England. The last thing he imagines to find is his destiny, but find her he does. Imogene Byron-Cole, a girl as lovely as her past is tragic. Graham can’t walk away from her, and so he marries her instead, in spite of an increasingly tangled web of troubles that threaten to destroy the very foundation of his entire existence.

As Graham and Imogene start out on their journey together, they express their love through a series of portraits. The art ensnares them completely, and in the end, becomes their salvation, bearing them through their deepest pain of loss, and inspiring a masterwork.

[This will be book one of a three part saga in the Rothvale Legacy Historical Prequel series.]

The Muse - Book I - Graham Everley
The Rogue - Book II - Clive Gravelle
The Stargazer - Book III - Colin Everley

 In the style and magnificence of Jane Austen, with a naughty twist, our Author Raine Miller gives us an original story of passion, obsession, and soaring love. I was physically transported to an era long past where etiquette and social mores were as important as the air you breathe.

Feeling Cupid's arrow through his heart, Graham Everley, the newest Lord Rothvale, falls for Imogene Byron-Cole. Her sweetness, independent air, and beauty absolutely captures him even before they speak to each other. This is the kind of historical novel that sweeps my emotions and makes me sigh!

Graham is a tortured soul. There are incidents in his past that haunt him. He is trying to hold everything together as he steps into his father's shoes and attends to all the duties that come with the title and estate he has inherited. Losing his parents and dealing with his duties, he recognizes he is also lonely and just going through the steps of a living soul, although not feeling it. Imogene's influence on him changes him, as he begins his journey to acceptance and maturity through their compelling love.

Imogene is absolutely delightful. She is a woman ahead of her time. An inspiration to all that meet her; she influences not only her husband, but artists, poets and all that come to know her. Her love for Graham is all encompassing; she holds nothing back as she willingly learns to be his wife, confidant and lover.

These characters are so real, I felt the urge to do a Google search to check out if in fact there ever existed a Lord and Lady Rothvale and Tristan Mallerton. We all know Sir Frederic Leighton and the wonders he produced with his brush. His portrait called Flaming June is the inspiration for this story and our story proposes Leighton himself found his inspiration for such a work of art from our Imogene. Raine Miller's imagination soars as she concocts a plausible story that will leave you wondering if she somehow has magical insight into the past.

About the Author
Raine Miller has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it's a safe bet she'll never stop, because now she writes them too! Granted Raine's stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking, a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. A former teacher, she's now writing sexy romance stories full time. She has a handsome prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. Her sons know she likes to write stories, but gratefully have never asked to read any, thank God! Raine loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can contact her at raine_miller@ymail.com or visit www.RaineMiller.com to sign up for updates and her newsletter with links to upcoming books. Also, you can text RAINE to 96000 if you prefer.

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