This story is tied to the Conquest "world", as the new band in it, Lions Rampant, is freshly signed to Phoenix Records, and as some of you may remember, they're the label for Conquest, Evan Arden, and Black Heart Down. It kind of hit me that as far as the Conquest series goes, Phoenix can really be a center point for connecting all the artists. There will be some familiar faces making appearances in this book, but mostly it's about classical violinist, Las Lamont, and Lions Rampant. And yep, that's a lion rampant on the cover, a symbol of Scotland, which is where the band's name comes from. And yeah, that's a guy in a black leather kilt, too. A little glimpse of what you'll get to read about in the book ;-) This lovely cover is another one I'm proud to have from Winterheart Design, crafted by the talented Lex Valentine.
And now, I'm thrilled to introduce everyone to Las Lamont and Lions Rampant!
When violinist, Nicholas “Las” Lamont” would make his treasured violin sing, he could transfer the emotion of every piece to his listeners. That was before his passion faded. As Las performs the last concert on his tour, he realizes his lackluster playing goes against everything he used to love about music and he has two choices; rediscover his love for music, or stop playing.
Quinn Patrick, the leader and drummer of the Scottish rock band, Lions Rampant, lives for music. The instant he and Las meet, Quinn sees in him a man with a beautiful gift, but who’s lost his way. He wants nothing more than to bring back the sensitivity and passion that made Las the virtuoso he is.
The more time Las spends with Quinn, the more he learns about what it is to love music. But if he’s to truly find happiness, he must open his heart not only to music again, but to Quinn as well.