Friday, October 10, 2014

Author Spotlight: Andrea R. Cooper

The second author in the fall Spotlight series is Andrea R. Cooper!

Son of Dragons Book 2 Legends of Oblivion series

Blurb: In a time of false peace, the dead rise as soldiers for the Warloc’s scheme. For thousands of years 

he has stood ready for the final battle. Though the witch and her cursed Elvin have destroyed his physical 

body, now with his protégé, he has honed a new way to wage war.

Shunned by her own people and weary-hearted from centuries of lost loves, Elvin warrior Mirhana scours 

the land to silence the undead. Her heart has turned as cold as the sword she wields, until a prince seeks 

her aid.

Never has Prince Landon met a woman like Mirhana. Both beautiful and deadly, she haunts his dreams. 

The battle at hand becomes more enchanting than fighting to remain true to his unseen betrothed.

When a traitor emerges, new alliances are tested and the only remaining hope is to follow the prophecy 

and find the ... Son of Dragons.


Clean from the bath, Landon let the air from the open window dry his hair. Dressed only in 

trousers, he leaned against the windowsill.

He thought he smelled the hint of roses and heat on the breeze. Movement from the 

street below caught his eye. He leaned out, squinting into the night.

Torches lined the cobbled street corners. A cloaked figure waited. Then the innkeeper 

rushed outside. His hands flew in gestures as the figure nodded.

Then he pointed to the window where Landon watched. At the same instant, the cloaked 

figure followed his finger’s path to Landon. Green eyes that seemed to glow met his.

Landon jumped up and cursed when his head hit the bottom of the window. When he 

looked back, both figures were gone.

Thinking the innkeeper would send guards, he waited with his sword in hand and his stare 

riveted on the door. No one came. He must be getting paranoid, thinking there was a ghost 

or enemy around every corner. His eyelids grew heavy as he waited for a fight that failed to 

materialize. Finally, he rolled his shoulders back to ease out the tension.

Still, he couldn’t stop thinking about those piercing emerald eyes. They’d belonged to a 

woman; he could tell. There was intelligence and cunning in them. Her stare felt as though she 

saw through the façade he often wore as prince and to please others, and into his kajh.

A woman who was not afraid, but used to being feared. It unnerved him, yet excited him. 

His pulse quickened and his loins tightened at the thought of those eyes filled with passion for 


Better get some sleep before the night was gone. Tomorrow, he’d tell Gillespie about what 

he saw. He doubted he could explain those captivating green eyes that continued to haunt him 

even now.


“We are introduced to new and wonderful creatures, and meet up with those we know and love 

from the first book, as each character's unique role and journey begins to intersect... and each 

will have a pivotal role in the outcome of an epic battle that is about to take place. Deception, 

self discovery, and sacrifices will be made, as each character's true role is uncovered... and 

in these magical lands, nothing is at it seems...Still, the book builds on the last with new and 

enchanting worlds, exciting creatures, and breathtaking originality. ..A really fun read, and a 

complimentary addition to the Legends of Oblivion series!” 4 1/2 stars Moonrise Book Blog

See more of the Legends of Oblivion series:

The Garnet Dagger – Book 1 in the Legends of Oblivion series

Cursed in Shadow – Book 1.5 in the Legends of Oblivion series

Son of Dragons – Book 2 in the Legends of Oblivion series

The Garnet Dagger Blurb: Everyone knows what happens when a vampire

bites a human...but what if the victim is Elvin?

Forbidden to cross the Elvin barrier into human lands, Brock cannot sate his curiosity. Cursed

by a vampyre bite that forces him to feed on the life-essence of others, he is unable to touch

another without taking their life. Chained by prophesy, he must find a witch, pierce her heart,

and draw her blood for his cure.

Celeste must escape the monks who have held her prisoner for years. Her magic has been

kept dormant by her captors. An ancient powerful Warloc craves her powers. If he succeeds in

devouring her magic, she and his world will die.

When Brock falls in love with Celeste before realizing her demise is his cure, will love triumph

over his desire to be healed? Will he risk everything to save her from a Warloc, an oath breaker,

who also wants her dead?

Short BookBub blurb: Romance and breathtaking fantasy collide as

cursed traveler Brock falls in love with imprisoned witch Celeste. She holds

the key to his salvation — but it will come at a price....

The Garnet Dagger Excerpt: Chapter One (condensed)

I’ve known death. For over half a millennia, I escorted many to death at the end of my sword.

In the eyes of the dying, I watched it shroud them. Foolishly, I thought many more eras would

pass before death came for me. It came so swiftly that I could not run; I could not escape. At a

village, dressed in human clothes, I took in everything.

I delayed my return to my people as I watched human jugglers bounce torches and

knifes. It was autumn equinox and the festivities would continue well into the night. Children

laughed as they chased each other. A trail of leaves from their costumes twirled after them. It

was dark when I reached the forest.

A gasp rustled through the trees.

I hiked slower than my normal speed, so as not to startle whatever human called out.

My leather boots crunched upon dried, diseased leaves and bark. Horrified, I glanced up.

Branches twisted around each other to suffocating. Lifeless limbs cracked in the wind. Flesh of

the trees sloughed off in layers, exposing its bones. Gashes hollowed out chunks of warmth.

Fragments of leaves clung to finger tips, marking sepulchers of the dying trees. Trees mourned

with wails like splitting wood, and I brought my hands over my ears. I must flee before I became

infected, they told me. Flee before the stain of this defilement creeps into you, they warned.

Trees spoke to my kind, always had. Yet these trees were in such agony of death that I could

not breathe. Felt as though my lungs had folded in on themselves, like a moth unable to break

loose from its cocoon.


"The Garnet Dagger is an enthralling paranormal romance . . . The author

does a masterful job of building her own unique world . . . The Garnet

Dagger is an intriguing and thoroughly entertaining paranormal romance

that is worth the read." --The Lusty Penguin

"The Garnet Dagger was a well written story. The author Andrea R Cooper

did fabulous world-building. The relationship depicted between the two

main characters is flawless. And the description was very vivid. Highly

recommended for all lovers of Paranormal romance." --Paranormal Romance


“Highly recommended for all lovers of Paranormal romance.

Katie Cody

Cursed in Shadow Book 1.5 Legends of Oblivion series

Blurb: Cursed in Shadow is the continuation of The Garnet Dagger, Book 1 Legends 

of Oblivion series. This novelette bridges Book 1 and Son of Dragons, Book 2.

After defeating the Warloc, Brock, the Elvin Vampyre, takes Celeste to Tamlon to 

search the prophecies of the four and the Son of Dragons. However, the Elvin city is 

not safe, even for his witch.

The Warloc’s protégé is bent on his physical return to the living. Her necromancy 

brings forth Brock’s first victim and more.

Brock and Celeste must defeat prejudice and power to continue their journey and 

find Brock’s twin sister, Mirhana.


When I rose, the two guards sidestepped away. Nay, they would not gamble their lives again by 

being within my reach.

Thankfully, since rescuing Celeste from the oak cave had taken all night, Shadowdancer was 

rested for the ride back to Tamlon.

With Celeste’s wounds slathered with yarroway and other healing plants, she mounted. Then 

Emillya climbed up behind her.

At least one Elvin besides me did not hate humans. If Emillya didn’t like humans, or Celeste for 

that matter, she wouldn’t speak to her much less ride on a horse with her. I ran alongside them 

while Celeste and Emillya talked. One guard raced on the opposite side of Shadowdancer, the 

other in front. And it appeared the horse gave the Elvin a race.

The Elvin were considerate enough to let Shadowdancer canter or walk whenever he tired. 

How they understood that running the horse too long too fast would be the end of him I do not 

know. There have never been horses in Elvin lands for as long as I can remember.

We all took turns getting Celeste to talk to us about her cave adventure; she must stay awake 

awhile longer, even though we could all see she fought to keep her eyes open.

“As soon as you’ve rested,” Emillya told her, glowering at my constant interruptions to 

translate, “you need to view the prophecies of the four. Nivel gave me instructions when he left 

with Brock. The library vaults await unchanged. He told me you’d come back after banishing the 

Warloc to the underworld.

“Hopefully, Brock hasn’t caused unrealized damage by the oak magic trapping you.”

I nearly stumbled at her words. How was I to know snares waited to spring upon humans in our 

land? Our kind was immune.

Just as I opened my mouth to voice my argument, Celeste smiled at me. Her grey eyes held a 

glimmer of her merriment, and my frown eased.

With a chuckle, I turned back to the path. Celeste was safe now. And that was all that mattered.

“We’ll make camp at dark.” Emillya patted Shadowdancer’s rump. “Should make Tamlon soon. 

It’s a fine horse—any other I fear would take us three or four nights to return.”

“That reminds me.” I said. “How did you get to the labyrinth so soon? The journey from Tamlon 

is longer than the time of Celeste’s entrapment.”

“We have a secret path Nivel created. It’s ancient magic and travels Elvin here within an hour.”

“Then let’s take this path back.” Celeste said.

“It’s only for Elvin. The magic would crush a human and perhaps even a horse.”

“Perhaps your magic needs to be altered now.” Celeste smiled.

“Indeed.” Emillya answered. “I’ll mention the request to the elders.”

When we arrived in Tamlon, I hoped to show Celeste the wonders of my land. And bask in the 

sun naked with her.

After the others slept, I laid down beside Celeste. She turned and snuggled her head under my 

chin. “Your language is so beautiful. Almost like music with its rhythms and melody.”

My hand traced circles up and down her back. “Emir voulan sptrea.”

“What does that mean?”

I eased her chin up and she looked into my eyes. “We are one heart.” I kissed her and relished 

in the sweetness of her mouth for we could do little else with company.


“I loved the first book in the series, The Garnet Dagger! Cursed in Shadow is equally spellbinding! 

I was awestruck by the world building, and thoroughly enjoyed seeing where the characters would 

take us. A fantastic tale, with a charming love story entwined, this is a must read for anyone who 

enjoys escaping into a fantasy world where anything can happen!” 5 stars – Moonrise Book Blog

“Andrea did a fantastic job utilizing all the elements that she built into The Garnet Dagger to make this 

short do the work of a novella or maybe even a full length book. I’m eagerly anticipating the release of 

Sons of Dragons now!” 5 stars – Fantasy is More Fun

Andrea’s Bio: Andrea has always created characters and stories. But it wasn't until she was in 

her late twenties that she started writing novels. 

What happened that ignited the writing flame in her fingers? Divorced, and disillusioned by love 

songs and stories. They exaggerate. She thought. Love and Romance are not like that in the real 

world. Then she met her husband and realized, yes love and romance are exactly like the songs 

and stories say. She is now a happy wife, and a mom to three kids (two boys and a girl).

Andrea writes paranormal and historical romance. When not writing or reading, one may find 

Andrea dancing in Zumba. 

She believes in the power of change and counting each moment as a blessing. But most 

importantly, she believes in love.

Son of Dragons Book Trailer:

The Garnet Dagger Book Trailer

Cursed in Shadow Book Trailer:

Author Website:

Buy Links:

Crimson Romance ebooks

Son of Dragons Amazon:

Son of Dragons B&N:

Son of Dragons iTunes:

Son of Dragons Smartlink: (USA, UK, Australia, Canada)

The Garnet Dagger Amazon:

The Garnet Dagger B & N:

The Garnet Dagger iTunes:

Cursed in Shadow Amazon:

Cursed in Shadow B & N:

Cursed in Shadow iTunes:

Cursed in Shadow Smashwords:

Cursed in Shadow Smartlink (USA, UK, Australia, Canada)

Six Shades of Romance – The Proxy – Historical Romance short story by Andrea R. Cooper.

Six Shades is a collection of short stories by six authors each in a different romance genre: 


  1. Thank you for spotlighting my novels.
    Happy Friday!

    1. No problem, I'd be happy to do it again when your next book hits. :)