Series Concept: The Order of the Blade is an elite group of nine Calydon warriors whose mission is to protect innocents from rogue Calydons. All Calydon warriors have a black brand on their forearm in the shape of an ancient weapon that is theirs to call out during battle. Immortal, they are destined to die by violence. Every Calydon warrior has a sheva, the one woman who is his soulmate. But the moment he meets her and bonds with her, they are destined to destroy each other and everything they care about. No Calydon can afford to meet his sheva, and no Calydon can resist her once he does.
Book #1 Overview: Baden (his weapon is a sword) has spent his life adhering ruthlessly to his Order oath, only to suddenly find himself faced with his sheva, the woman who destiny ordains will bring him down and possibly the entire Order. Meghan needs Baden to find her missing sister, who has been kidnapped by the same man who is murdering other Order members for a very dark and deadly purpose. Each moment Meghan and Baden spend together tightens their bond and sends them closer toward their fate, but they need each other’s help to defeat their enemy, so they can’t afford to separate. Their only hope is to prevail before destiny tightens the noose and forces them to destroy each other and everything they care about.
Book #2 Overview: After spending two years imprisoned by a sociopathic Calydon, Lily Davenport has finally been freed after his death…only to find herself being stalked by her captor’s partner, a far more evil and dangerous man who needs Lily to accomplish his goals. Lily must rely on Gideon (double-sided throwing axe), the Calydon warrior who killed her own grandmother, if she has any hopes of staying alive long enough for the Order to bring down the man stalking her…and if they don’t stop him, the ultimate evil will be released from the prison that’s held him for two thousand years, bringing death and destruction upon the world.
Book #3 Overview: Calydon warrior Hecktor (throwing star) has spent the last five hundred years trying to stay ahead of a tortured past that is always threatening to push him over into the edge of insanity. But when he is taken captive by a man who knows his past and preys on it to break him mentally, Hecktor descends into a world where he can no longer tell reality from fiction, where he is constantly haunted by horrors from his past, and new ones that are inflicted on him daily. Everyone becomes the enemy, and the honorable and reputable warrior he fought so hard to become is lost in the mire that used to be his mind. But the ultimate evil, Bezoar, has escaped from prison, and Hecktor is the only one who can stop him. But Hecktor is so torn apart mentally that he’s useless…except when he’s in the presence of Kendra Baxter. When she touches him, the bond between them clears his mind, giving him sanity and the ability to function. But Kendra is an Illusiionist who represents his brutal past, and she’s also the woman who has been used to torture him during his last few weeks in captivity. Kendra is Hecktor’s worst nightmare, but she’s also his only sanity in a world that’s sliding out of his control. He has to stay with her in order to stay grounded enough to have a chance at defeating Bezoar, yet every minute in her presence threatens to send him into insanity forever.
Please let me know if you need clarification on the series or concepts. I’m so excited to see what you guys come up with! My editor definitely wants a sexy/romance element for the titles, so anything about only weapons is out.