Wednesday, 3 August 2016


Title: Sacred Legacy
Series: The Branded Trilogy
Author: Kat Flannery
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 31st July 2016

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Tsura is a Chuvani, and with that comes great power…

Desperate to escape the memories that haunt her, Tsura Harris returns to Jamestown, the very place her mother forbade her to go. A gifted Chuvani, Tsura has sworn off all magick, thus making her vulnerable to the Renoldi clan, who wish to kill her and take the pendant that is the key to her power.

Red Wolf is hell-bent on living his life on the sea, until he runs into Tsura on the docks. His pride wounded from her rejection years before, he hoped to never see her again. But when the evil Corsair, Romulus Black, demands to know where she is, Red Wolf must protect her, as is his duty.

But is duty and honor his only reason, or does Red Wolf still carry a flame of love in his heart? And will Tsura finally discover her destiny?



Jamestown, Virginia, July 1740

Tsura Harris lifted the hem of her green skirt and stepped up onto the wooden plank. She clutched her reticule in her right hand and reached for the rope with her left. The planked bridge swayed as the boat rocked against the seas. She stared at the water below. White-capped waves crashed along the ship’s hull, rocking the boat. She inhaled, forced her chin up, and took another step. She walked the short distance to the boardwalk, releasing the breath she’d held when her boot touched land. She planted both feet upon the wooden dock and set her shoulders, but the reminder of why she was here intensified the weight upon her chest. Despair was her shadow, and it was with her today.
Her brother’s deep, masculine shout came from above.
She shaded her eyes from the hot afternoon sun and peered up at him. His stature always shocked her. Micah Walker was six foot with broad shoulders and strong arms, a spitting image of their father, Kade. His white shirt gaped open to show the tanned skin beneath, a sign of too many days out on the water. Long blond hair waved in the breeze. Her handsome brother had his pick of the ladies, but still hadn’t settled down. It was a shame. She knew he wanted children and a wife of his own, but his heart belonged to the sea and time would lend him those favors only when he was ready.
“You must wait,” he called and raced past his men carrying crates of goods onto the wharf.
She placed her bag onto the wooden walk and clasped her gloved hands together.
He reached her, his cheeks glowing and dark eyes lit with mischief. Before she could discourage him, he picked her up and swung her around. Her boots kicked the bag, knocking it over, as his strong arms held her tight.
Micah had always been affectionate. He never shied away from holding her hand, kissing her cheek, or teasing her like a brother would. He’d come to her side when she needed him the most. When her life had fallen apart, and she couldn’t see past her own misery to pick herself up. He had carried her, and she loved him for it.
“You cannot go off without wishing me well.” He smiled down at her.
“If you would simply release me, I’d be able to make it so,” she retorted. He was the only one, aside from her mother and father, who she allowed to touch her.
“Very well, nit.” He set her in front of him. The nickname he used for her was one of endearment and came from her pestering him as a child.
“Thank you.” She smoothed her skirt before bringing her eyes to meet his.
“You do not need to do this.”
She glanced away unable to stare at him any longer.
“Come sail with me.”
She shook her head. The urge to leave caused her legs to shake. She couldn’t be around him any longer. His cheerful disposition haunted her and made her think of things she’d rather forget.
“I know you don’t want to speak of this, but—”
“No, Micah.”
“Tsura, you need to forgive—”
“Forgiveness is not within my heart.”
“It surely is.”
She shook her head, careful not to release the many pins holding her thick corkscrew curls in a loose chignon.
“It is in all of us.”
She glared at her brother.
“Do not speak to me of forgiveness, brother. My heart is cold to it.”
His dark eyes watered, and she knew her words had hurt him, but she didn’t care. It was better this way—it was easier.
“Will you not reconsider?”
“Please stay. I will protect you.”
Protection was not what she needed. She could care less if she died. It’d be a relief from the constant pain she felt each day.
“I should’ve taken you to mother and father.”
“Do not speak to them of my presence here.”
“They will understand.”
“Not one word.”
Micah sighed. “As you wish.”
“I must go.” Anger pressed on her spine, and she straightened.
His shoulders dropped.
“Be safe. Trust no one.”
She nodded.
“I port back in Jamestown one month to this day. You will be here.”
It was not a question, and she didn’t know if a month would be enough. Would the time between then and now ever fade from her soul? Would she be ready to return? She didn’t know if she could go back and so she didn’t answer.
“Hiram knows of you coming?”
“He does.”
“Very well.” He straightened and smiled. “Know that I love you.”
She fought the tears. If Micah saw one ounce of sadness within her, he’d throw her back aboard the Jade and take her with him.
“As I you.” She refused to say the words.
He picked up her bag and handed it to her.
“Thank you. Now go. You have work to do and whores to see.” She smirked.
“Ah, that I do.” He pulled her into a final embrace. “You will find your way. I am sure of it.” He held her away from him, and his eyes searched hers. “Remember who you are.”
She pressed on his chest and stepped out of his embrace. She couldn’t help the furrow of her brow or the set of her chin. The reminders of the life she led were never to be forgotten, and because of that she’d be forever lost.
Micah sensed the change in her and left it alone. He bowed, and with a final kiss to her forehead he walked away.

She turned, unable to watch him go, raised to believe it was a sign of weakness, of regret to watch one leave your life. This was meant to be. The world around her had tilted, and even though she wanted nothing more than to go back in time to the lavish house on the hill where she’d felt content, where laughter was but an expression upon her lips, she could not. What had been was no more, and she’d do right to remember it. One year had passed, but the ache inside her soul still remained.


Take a look at the first book in The Branded Trilogy
Title: Lakota Honor
Series: The Branded Trilogy
Author: Kat Flannery
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 30th May 2013

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Fate has brought them together, but will a promise tear them apart?

In the small town of Willow Creek, Colorado, Nora Rushton spends most of her days locked up in her home with a father who resents her and fighting off unwanted marriage proposals from the wealthy Elwood Calhoun. Marked as a witch, Nora must hide her healing powers from those who wish to destroy all the witkowin—crazy women. What she doesn't know is that a bounty hunter is hot on her trail.

Lakota native Otakatay has an obligation to fulfill. He has been hired to kill the witkowin. In a time when race and difference are a threat and innocence holds no ground, courage, love and honor will bring Nora and Otakatay together as they fight for their freedom. Will the desire to fulfill his promise drive Otakatay to kill Nora? Or will the kindness he sees in her blue eyes push him to be the man he once was? 

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The second installment in The Branded Trilogy
Title: Blood Curse
Series: The Branded Trilogy
Author: Kat Flannery
Genre: Historical, Paranormal, Fantasy, Romance
Release Date: 1st October 2014

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“Upon mine death for the blood ye have shed, Every daughter born to ye shall die before it draws breath, to which ye will know pain and worse, I cast unto ye mine blood curse.” ~ Vadoma

Four years after the Blood Curse, Pril of the Peddlers vows to protect her child against the evil men who hunt her. With her clan unaware of the branded girl among them, Pril has to keep the identity of her daughter a secret. When her child is kidnapped, she is forced to ask Merchant runner, Kade Walker, for his help.

Kade Walker needs to find the gypsy child. Blackmailed and pushed beyond his own moral code, he is determined to do whatever it takes. When he comes across the Peddler clan, he is sure the girl is there, however all hope is lost when the gypsies capture him. Time is running out—until Pril makes him an offer he cannot refuse.
Amidst greed, lust, revenge and love, Pril will need to trust Kade. But as the evil nears and doubt creeps in, will she discover that the enemy has been standing next to her all along?

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Kat Flannery’s love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. She’s been published in numerous periodicals throughout her career.

Her debut novel CHASING CLOVERS has been an Amazon Top 100 Paid bestseller. LAKOTA HONOR and BLOOD CURSE (Branded Trilogy) are Kat’s two award-winning novels and HAZARDOUS UNIONS is Kat’s first novella. Kat is currently hard at work on her next book.

Could you tell us a little about your Branded Trilogy?
What I can tell you is this trilogy was not planned. When I had written Lakota Honor I had no intentions of going further. However, shortly after Lakota Honor was released I started to receive emails and messages asking me how Nora received such a phenomenal power? My readers began guessing at her lineage and where she came from. This is when I knew I needed to give them some sort of explanation. I decided to go back 165 years for Blood Curse, thus exploring a whole new world with new characters and new problems which lead into the last installment of the trilogy, Sacred Legacy.
The Branded Trilogy has been an extraordinary journey for me. I grew to love, Nora, Otakatay, Pril, Kade, Tsura and Red Wolf…they were a part of me, and I will not lie when I say I will miss them.

What is the name of your latest book in the Branded Trilogy, and if you had to summarise it in less than 20 words what would you say?
Sacred Legacy.
Deception can turn a heart cold, death can kill it…but love can heal both.

Which of your books in the Branded Trilogy were easier/harder to write than the others? And why?
Lakota Honor by far was the easiest to write. It was new and supposed to be a stand alone novel. Sacred Legacy was the most difficult because I wanted to give my readers a great ending. I wanted to answer all questions while giving them an awesome story. Also on a personal note I owed it to my brother to write him a happy ending. He passed away in 2014.

Do you have a favourite book out of the Branded Trilogy? And if so why is it your favourite?
I love all the books within the Trilogy, but Sacred Legacy is my favorite because of what it would’ve meant to my brother.

Do you have a favourite character from the Branded Trilogy? And why are they your favourite?
Pril of the Peddlers is my favourite character because she was tough, strong willed, yet, soft when it came to her family. She regarded love as the key to right all wrongs. Plus she had stealth like skills with the bow and arrow.

Where do you get your book plot ideas from? What/Who is your inspiration?
When I get an idea for a book it comes in little bits. Usually what happens is I get characters first. Then small fragments of a plot start to enter my mind and they mull around for days sometimes months before everything falls into place and I have a solid plot and characters. The rest of the story just happens as I write.

My inspiration...hmmm well, it depends where my head is at the moment of writing. My brother was my inspiration for Sacred Legacy. I thought of him every day while writing it. As for my other books some have been other family members, strangers on the street, my own love for telling a good story with a message for all to understand.

How do you come up with the Title and Cover Designs for your Branded Trilogy?
I am terrible with titles and when I say terrible I mean horrible. I never even consider a title until the book is completed, but even then, I need some help from my publisher, family and friends.

Who designed the Cover of your books? 
Ryan Thomas Doan. He the graphic designer for my publisher, Imajin Books. He is amazing.

Did you basic plot/plan for your Branded Trilogy books, before you actually began writing them out? Or do you let the writing flow and see where it takes the story?
I plot and plan half of the book; the basics and then let the rest play out as I write. My characters have a tendency to change things, or kill someone I was not expecting to die. The scribbling of notes I have while writing a novel is usually combined to two note pads, and would make no sense to anyone. Ha ha ha!

Is there anything in the Branded Trilogy books you would change now if you could and what would it be?
Well, I’d probably place Blood Curse first and Lakota Honor last, but it all worked out okay.

Thank you for having me on today! 


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