Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Murdered Monarchs and Time-Travelers Make for Exciting Fantasy Sequel

Murdered Monarchs and Time-Travelers Make for Exciting Fantasy Sequel

King Reginald is murdered and his son, Robert, fearful he will experience the same fate, must rely on a sister who knows magic and a time-traveler masquerading as a duke to protect him from a mysterious woman. Will the unlikely duke be able to help his 'prince in need' before it is too late?

Chapel Hill, NC (PRWEB) August 4, 2008

Return to Myrridia where magic makes anything possible, even unique forms of murder. Mysterious villains kill a king and then seek his son's demise. They can even plant evil in a person's mind so it can trigger another's death. Excitement builds as an unlikely duke and his friends fight to save their sovereign in Debra Killeen's "A Prince in Need: Book Two in the Myrridian Cycle" (ISBN 9780980178050, Helm Publishing 2008).

When King Reginald of Myrridia is murdered, his son Robert unwillingly inherits the throne. Unfortunately, Robert must deal with the aftermath of his father's faults. King Reginald's murderers may now be out to kill the new king as well. As 'a prince in need,' Robert must rely on the magical skills of his sister Allyson, as well as Chris McCabe, a time-traveler from the future, posing as the Duke of Saelym.

This second novel in the Myrridia series follows "An Unlikely Duke" in which Chris traveled to Myrridia from another time. When Duke Christian Lattimore was murdered, Chris agreed to act as substitute in his place. While Christian's murder was solved, the path was opened up to the murder of King Reginald in "A Prince in Need." The murderer now seeks continued revenge on Prince Robert and Duke Christian, but what she does not know is that Chris has substituted himself for the Duke.

Chris is experiencing his own problems when the novel opens. When he took on the role of duke, he also became husband to the real Duke of Saelym's wife, Helen. But when Chris's former girlfriend, Nicole, comes through a portal into Myrridia, she begins to create trouble between Helen and Chris. The situation doesn't get better when the murderess kidnaps Nicole and plants a magic trigger in her brain that is intended to make Chris have a brain hemorrhage.

"A Prince in Need" is filled with excitement, fascinating character development, magic, and several plot twists. The novel is perfect for teenage or older readers who love fantasy, science fiction, and the medieval period. Readers will close the book, impatient for the next volume in the Myrridian series.

About the Author
Debra Killeen graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1985 and spent fifteen years working as a pharmacist in numerous settings--hospital, retail, and home infusion. She never found the right fit. Then, having reached her limit with managed "care," she transitioned careers into clinical research and writing novels. Debra lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina with her sister Diane and five exceptional cats--Mandy, Scott, Finn, Isis and Osiris. "A Prince in Need" is her second book, following "An Unlikely Duke" in the Myrridian Cycle.

"A Prince in Need: Book Two in the Myrridian Cycle" (ISBN 9780980178050, Helm Publishing 2008) can be purchased through local and online bookstores. For more information, visit www. myrridia. net. Publicity contact: www. ReaderViews. com. Review copies available upon request.

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Bushmans Kloof Scores Double Honour in Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Bushmans Kloof Scores Double Honour in Conde Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the UK have rated Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat amongst the top 20 travel experiences in the world, as well as the Number 1 Hotel in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Top 100 Travel Awards for 2010.

Cape Town (PRWEB) October 29, 2010

Readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the UK have rated Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat amongst the top 20 travel experiences in the world, as well as the Number 1 Hotel in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Ocean Islands, in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers’ Top 100 Travel Awards for 2010.

Placed number 18 in the world on the coveted Top 100 list with an impressive score of 92.58 points, the accolade follows hot on the heels after Bushmans Kloof was announced a joint winner of the coveted title of Best Hotel for Food in Africa, Middle East and the Indian Ocean, in the 2010 Condé Nast Traveller UK Gold List earlier this year.

The Condé Nast Traveller UK Readers’ Travel Awards, now in its 6th year, is widely regarded as one of the ultimate guides to the world’s best hotels and travel destinations. The Readers’ Travel Awards questionnaire is based on criteria such as overall guest satisfaction with travel facilities, service and value for money. The results of the 2010 Readers’ Travel Awards were published in the October issue of Condé Nast Traveller magazine. With an estimated readership of over 1 million readers worldwide, it is the foremost authority in unbiased travel and destination reporting, and globally renowned as one of the world’s leading travel magazines.

Says Bushmans Kloof General Manager, Graham Kennedy: ‘We are very proud of this achievement and especially as the ‘panel of judges’ is comprised of thousands of real-time individuals whose passion is travelling. We strive to offer our guests a multi-dimensional and authentic wilderness experience, and being rated among the world’s best travel experiences is a significant feather in the cap of our team at the Bushmans Kloof lodge.’

Since its inception in 1996, this luxurious Relais & Chateaux property has consistently received world-wide recognition for its signature world-class hospitality and warm, caring service, and was voted Best Hotel in the World 2009 by Travel + Leisure in the USA.

MORE ABOUT BUSHMANS KLOOF
This Relais & Châteaux lodge is nestled at the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, 270km from Cape Town. The wide-open plains, ancient sandstone, pure tranquil air, and timeless beauty exude a mystical energy which, combined with warm, caring service, stunning accommodation, healthy gourmet cuisine and pampering spa treatments, inspires healing and wellbeing.

The malaria and predator free reserve is a Natural Heritage Site showcasing over 130 Bushman paintings, and guests can interact with the diverse flora and fauna during nature drives, or while biking, walking, hiking or canoeing. Or simply do nothing but relax.

Sister properties within the Red Carnation Hotel Collection South Africa are The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa in Cape Town, as well as the Oyster Box in Umhlanga Rocks (Kwa-Zulu Natal).

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve & Wellness Retreat
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Tel: + 27 21 481 1860
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