To Love the Dragon King will be out in the world in one week! I began writing this book pre-pandemic, but I had the idea for the characters and plot (thought both changed so much as I wrote) years before that. At the time I started writing, I assumed I would publish this book by early 2021. That obviously didn't happen, and I almost can't believe that it's finally going to be out and in your hands. I thought it might be fun today to give you a little more information about the main characters of To Love the Dragon King, Sascha and Lysander.
Sascha doesn't see himself as particularly smart or strong when the book begins, and he struggles with anxiety, which doesn't help in his self-perception. But he is stronger than even he believes, as well as kind and empathetic, and he finds those things within himself as his journey unfolds. Sascha is cisgender and gray-ace.
When he meets Sascha, Lysander is immediately attracted to him, but he isn't ready to trust Sascha or even his instincts that tell him Sascha isn't a danger. But he's going to have to, just as he's going to have to rely on those closest to him if they're all going to survive this. And if he and Sascha are going to have a chance at their happily ever after. Lysander is cisgender and bisexual.
About To Love the Dragon King
Once upon a time, before the hunts, dragons were plentiful in the world. Now they exist only in legend…except in the land of Ivria.
Without the Dragon Talent, Sascha has long been told his only value is his ability to make the best match possible, whether as concubine or husband. He has always done what his family expects of him, cultivating grace and beauty, and when his parents make a match for him, Sascha goes without protest. He never anticipates being contractually bound to a cruel man embroiled in a plot to overthrow the king of Ivria. Or being confronted by the king himself, a man with whom Sascha is disturbed to find himself fascinated.
With help from the few people he can trust absolutely, King Lysander is working carefully to uncover the members of a conspiracy to overthrow him and expose the existence of dragons to the world. Apprehending one traitor only complicates the situation further, not the least of which because of the man’s beautiful, intriguing concubine. Who may be involved in the plot and whom Lysander is immediately attracted to.
As danger looms, Sascha and Lysander grow closer, but can Lysander trust Sascha with his life and heart? And can Sascha be strong enough to love the dragon king?