I’m turning the blog over this morning to a great indie author: Kryssie Fortune. Without further ado, here she is…
‘The Koh-i-Noor Diamond
Koh-i-Noor is Persian for “The Mountains of Light” Having recently seen this gem in the crown Jewels, I understand why.
Discovered in the 13th century, it belonged to the Rajas of Malwa but in 1339 the diamond was relocated to Samerkand—an ancient city on the Silk Road.
In 1526 the Moghul Emperor Babur presented the gem to Sultan Ibrahim Lodi. It was described a being worth one half day’s production costs of the entire world. Unsurprising since the diamond weighed 793 carats uncut.
After changing hands several times, the Treaty of Lahore made the UK it’ legal owner. The nation presented it to Queen Victoria. She thought it should sparkle more and had it recut. Since the diamond reputedly brings bad luck to any male who wears it, her will stated that only future British queens should wear it.
The diamond was set in the Queen Mother’s Crown in 1937. Visitors can see it if they visist the White Tower in in the Tower of London as part of the crown jewels.
Vintage illustration of the State Crown of Queen Mary, Consort of George V, part of the Crown Jewels of England (chromolithograph), 1919. The crown contains 2,200 diamonds, including the famous Koh-i-Noor, Cullinan III and Cullinan IV gems. (Getty)
So why my interest in diamonds?
The heroine in my new book, Dominated by the Dragon, is a diamond expert. Diamonds play a key role in the plot, but it’s not a diamond heist story. Then what is it? You’ll have to read it to find out
Amazon US http://amzn.to/2agfoFI
All Romance http://bit.ly/29ZkMei
A former super soldier turned dragon demon must choose between his soul mate and saving the world from a nuclear winter.
The British army’s nuclear testing bonded a dragon into Flynn Hemsworth’s soul. Military scientists vivisected and tortured him until he escaped two years later. Although he’s never aged, he’s been alone and on the run for almost six decades. When he prevents a naked woman from being the prize lot in a coven’s slave auction, he realizes she has an unexplored submissive streak.
Hope Mathews—a sassy blonde with killer keyboard skills—is a strong independent woman. When Flynn prevents her being sold to a demon, she discovers she enjoys spankings and light bondage.
Together Hope and Flynn must shut down a coven of black magicians, rescue kidnapped demons, and stop a black ops nuclear missile hitting the UK. Even if they manage all that, Hope’s the granddaughter of a billionaire while Flynn’s still on the run from the military who want to dissect him again. Can they find common ground and build a life together?
Reader Advisory: Contains explicit language, a virginal heroine who discovers she enjoys spanking and bondage. Add in some serious dragon demon loving, light the blue touch paper, stand back, and watch the sparks fly.
PUBLISHER NOTE: Paranormal BDSM Romance – 63,094 words. BDSM, Exhibitionism, Orgies and Spanking.