Rated 4.8 out of 5 Stars by Goodreads, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble reviewers.
Featured in CURRENTS Magazine’s 2013 Summer Reading list.
A tale of forbidden romance, adventure, and unprecedented betrayal awaits you in The Royal Rogue. Let your heart pound to the rhythm of clashing swords and thundering hooves in this adrenaline fueled adventure.
Set within the fabled city of Nevaharday, the story begins with Jaycent Connor, a reluctant prince who refuses to assume his father’s title after a mysterious illness took his parents lives. The lords of the land couldn’t sway the prince to ascend the throne and assume his rightful place as ruler. The harder they tried, the farther the prince seemed to drift into a realm of apathy and solitude.
Then the nightmares began. Terrible, brutal dreams that crossed the threshold into reality as the prince found himself waking up to the wounds he had sustained in his sleep. Rest became impossible as the life of Nevaharday’s only heir teetered in the balance. Healers were baffled, their remedies useless. So Prince Connor took matters into his own hands. He sought the help of an outlawed band of horse folk known as “the gypsies.” Particularly, a green eyed beauty named Levee Tensley.
Together they unravel the truth. The prince was never ill. Neither were his parents. It all led back the magic and lies of an illusionist bent on seizing his kingdom and extinguishing the Connor line. However, the more they uncover, the more they wonder: can they stop him? Or are their efforts too little, too late?
Whether you’re a fantasy connoisseur, horse lover, or casual reader, Carlton’s debut novel will have you enchanted from the first paragraph to the very last page. Her race of “horse folk” are original, charming, and so believable, they will pull you right into the story.