Everyone always wants to know, “Where do the stories come from?”
For most authors it starts with the question, “What if . . . . “
The historical books I’ve written have wrapped around actual historical events: the Civil War, the Westward movement in the United States, the French Revolution, the Norman Conquest, interwoven with real historical figures.
And then comes . . . the “What if?”
For the Legacy Series it is, “What if Merlin was real; what if there was a world between the real and spiritual world; what if the forces of Good and Evil were locked in a battle for mankind (sound familiar?); what if Merlin had daughters who were sent into the mortal world, possessed unusual powers from their father, were caught in that battle between good and evil, with a stunning discovery of their power and abilities along the way?
Throw in my trip to the north of Scotland, a soul-stirring walk among the standing stones at Brodgar where the marks etched into the stones tell an ancient story of their own, and voices that whispered on the wind.
Now, come with me into the 21st century, with so many requests for the series in e-book format from those who have collected the entire print series of the books along with new readers eager for the e-books, beginning with Daughter of Fire, then Daughter of the Mist, followed by Daughter of the Light, then back into Merlin’s history with Shadows of Camelot, Dawn of Camelot, and the sixth book in the original series, Daughter of Camelot.
And . . . very soon a new series that will link to the Legacy books, The Young Dragons, which takes the legend into new stories.
For those who prefer contemporary thrillers, look for Jenna7, a trilogy about a young girl who is brutally murdered. Years later her death haunts the investigator of another brutal crime, with an ending that will challenge the rules about life and death.
What do I do in my spare time?
We live on our ranch just below the gates to Yosemite National Park, ride our horses on mountain trails after the snow melts, then cozy in for the winter and find new stories that ask the question, “What if?”
Where to find Carla Simpson online
Merlin's Legacy -- Daughter of the Mist
by Carla Simpson
Approx. 123,130 words.
Published on June 20, 2012.
Brianna of Scotland, is a changeling and Merlin's daughter. She is caught between the worlds of reality and enchantment, unless one man sets her free with the power of his mortal passion.
Tarek al Sharif has come to Scotland to claim lands promised by William the Conqueror, where he will meet a woman who forces him to choose between avenging his past and fighting for the future.
Merlin's Legacy - Daughter of Fire
by Carla Simpson
Approx. 139,020 words.
Published on June 10, 2012.
The first book in the Legacy series. Vivian of Amesbury, is Merlin's firstborn daughter and a powerful healer. The power of the ages flows through her blood. Rorke FitzWarren seeks the legendary healer to save the Duke of Normandy's life. Enemies from the moment they meet, drawn together by passion, he will search for a legendary sword and battle the forces of darkness to claim her for his own.
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