Friday, January 11, 2013 | By: Angela Brown

Friday Spotlight: Adversarius

Today's Friday spotlight is Shadow of the Rose: Adversarius...released by Hellfire Publishing.

Two kingdoms, two goals.
The king of Relavia is determined to wipe out his warring neighbors in Paridzule, a worthy adversary for over five hundred years. News of an arranged marriage between his son and the daughter of his lifelong enemy has fueled the temper of Relavia's tyrannical king. What he doesn't realize is the true measure of his son's honor and how far he is willing to go to gain peace.

Available at Amazon and Smashwords. Hey, make sure to check it out and "Like"/Follow wherever possible.

Enjoy an excerpt:
Nightshadow sat up in her room inside the massive mansion Nikkolani had taken over when he first came to Moordigan. This home had been abandoned, overrun with vines and weeds, matching the state of the rest of the city when Nikkolani first arrived. He fixed it up to suit his tastes and used more of the king's coin rather than his own. When he built up his D'raetus Pastiniir, he rewarded his finest assassins handsomely and in different ways based on performance. Being the best at her profession gave her some perks, but it also gave her some heartaches. She worked up the courage to speak to Nikkolani at some length during the night about Farrehn, who now lay in the Healer's Guild because of her. The discussion had been very heated, so much so that she decided to wait to tell him about Sorcha and the agreement she had made.

Dressed in loose leggings and a tunic belted at the waist, Nightshadow now sat before the window, absentmindedly braiding her hair. When she reached the end, she tied it off and stood just as a soft knock landed on her door. She slowly crossed the room, not expecting anyone, and opened the door.

“Nikkolani would like to speak with you,” a young girl told her.

“I'll be down in a moment.”

“I'll let him know.” Nightshadow shut the door and went over to her bed to pull on her boots. As she left her room, she locked the door. Living with thieves, it would be a matter of moments before they picked the lock but she certainly was not going to make it easy for them.

Learn about the author:
M. L. Chesley is an Alaska based author, online blogger and MMORPG junkie. She has been writing fantasy for several years. Between writing, work and family she barely has time for much gaming, but some days, raids take precedence over all. If you would like to learn more about her world, created in this book, go to You can also follow her blog at, Twitter: @MLChesley and Facebook.

Now go forth into the first weekend of 2013 and doooooo...what are YOUR plans? If things aren't set in stone, Adversarius sounds like a great fantasy read to enjoy :-)


Natalie Aguirre said...

I don't read adult books, but this sounds good. Thanks for sharing it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Looking forward to reading it, Mel!

SA Larsenッ said...

I really like this cover! Congratulations, Mel.

Julie Dao said...

Congrats, Mel! I've been on a fantasy kick lately, so this will be a great addition to my to-read list.

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Congrats M.L. This book sounds intriguing. Nice find Agngela

Gwen Gardner said...

Congrats on your new release, M.L. It sounds great - I love the cover, too :)

Bethany Elizabeth said...

Oh man, that sounds like such a great read! And a beautiful cover too - I like the subtle mystery of it. I'll have to add it to my TBR pile!!!! :D

Laura Eno said...

Congrats on the release and it sounds like a great story!

Mel Chesley said...

Thanks, Angela, for the spotlight! And thanks to all of you for your wonderful comments. :) Have a super weekend!

Shelley Munro said...

Congrats on the release. Hubby was working this weekend so I did too. :)

Christine Rains said...

Congratulations on the release! That was a fantastic excerpt. Thanks for sharing!

M Pax said...

Ooo! I was maybe just let onto your site and allowed to comment. Awesome!

Congrats to ML!

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