Wasting Away in the Goblin Keep

Luke Andreen (the talented narrator of my Rodeo Romance series), recently released his debut novel – a young adult fantasy tale with an amazing story of inspiration behind it. He joins us today to share a little about the book.

Welcome, Luke!

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A tragic past, a mysterious future…

     Lady Evelyn finds herself lost and running out of time!

Wasting Away in the Goblin Keep is a Young Adult book in the Fantasy genre (Sword & Sorcery)  which, if you read between the lines, has a heroine with Type-1 Diabetes. I started writing it in 2014 after I’d already watched my daughter’s struggles with the disease for the better part of 2 years (she was diagnosed at 19mo).  It was a way to explore some of my anxieties and concerns for her and what this all meant for the rest of her life.

The reason I’m posting here today is to introduce myself and my first book and also to announce that I will be donating 50% of whatever I make in book sales, between now and the end of the year, to the JDRF One Walk, a fund raising walk for Type-1 (juvenile) Diabetes happening in November at Balboa Park in San Diego, CA.  Type-1 has been the behind-the-scenes inspiration for much of the story and, in some ways, a co-author.  That said, I’d like to see it wiped from the face of the earth!

Thank you all in advance! A description of the book and a link to the Amazon page is below.

Lady Evelyn has been plagued by would-be heroes attempting to rescue her, assuming her to be a damsel in distress. Sir Gilroy is the latest knight to brave the manticore and other defenses she has put in place to protect herself from these routine kidnappings, but there is something different about the knight: he listens to her. The two develop a friendship until, after a day of horseback riding through the woods, they return to find the goblins of the castle have changed their allegiance and are now trying to kill them! Ultimately forced to flee, Evelyn begins her quest to regain her home and find another source for the medicine that keeps her alive.

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About the Author:
Luke Andreen, researcher, opera chorister, gondolier and now author, finds the inspiration for his stories in his wife, children and the city of San Diego.
He enjoys movies, books, games and over-analyzing things that don’t matter.

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