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By Alexandrea Weis
What does it take to survive as the wife of Alexander the Great, King of Macedonia, conqueror of the Persian Empire and the greatest ruler the world has ever known? Roxana of Bactria finds herself in the arms of a man worshipped as a god in Alexandrea Weis’s saga of love and war, REALM (Vesuvian Books; May 14, 2019).
Roxana, the half-Persian daughter of the chief of Bactria, is ripped away from the only life she knows when her homeland is captured by Alexander. At only 16, her fate is in his hands. Her charm and beauty enthralls him and he chooses her for a bride, despite having no formal education or noble blood.
However, being the king’s consort comes at a heavy price. To survive her husband’s treacherous kingdom, Roxana must endure continuous warfare, deadly plots, jealous rivals, victory-hungry generals and the stigma of being a barbarian. Persian blood will keep her from claiming the grandest title of all—queen—but her reign will seal the fate of an empire.
ALEXANDREA WEIS is a multi-award-winning author of over 27 novels, a screenwriter, advanced practice registered nurse and historian who was born and raised in the French Quarter of New Orleans. She has worked in nursing for 30 years and has dealt with victims of sexual assault, abuse and mental illness at many New Orleans area hospitals. Brought up in the motion picture industry as the daughter of a director, she learned to tell stories from a different perspective and began writing at the age of eight. Infusing the rich tapestry of her hometown into her novels, she believes that creating vivid characters makes a story moving and memorable. A permitted/certified wildlife rehabber with Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured animals. Weis writes paranormal, suspense, thrillers, crime fiction and romance.