Guest Blog: Merlin’s Round Table By Priya Ardis
I’m here today to talk about the Legend of Arthur—you’ve probably heard of it. My novel, My Boyfriend Merlin, picks up where King Arthur left off. Fast-forward a thousand years or so. And everything you know about the legend changes.
To sum up the story: My Boyfriend Merlin is a YA Arthurian in which Merlin goes to high school to recruit candidates to pull the sword from the stone—one of them his girlfriend.
Whoa! Stop the presses! Merlin goes to high school? He has a girlfriend? Are you lost yet? Now I have you! *rubbing my hands together* Let me tell you a tale about the legend you think you know . . .
There are three main characters. Arriane, aka Ryan our nice girl protagonist. Matt, aka Merlin, our hero in a cape. Lastly, there is Vane, hero’s brother and generally, the villain.
Arriane, aka Ryan, is seventeen, a nice girl, and the student-president. She has a quest—to pick the Prom theme and avoid any texting with the guy who dumped her. Little does she know that when the sword and stone crashes in the middle of London, she would find herself back in his arms.
Merlin, aka Matt, has an agenda. And he’s completely screwed it up. To get close to the brother, he chatted up the sister. Only to back off when he started to fall for her . . . to the point he was having a hard time remembering his name or his mission. Now he’s realized there is not one, but two candidates—brother and sister. And he needs them both.
Vivane, aka Vane, has one mission—to get to the Candidate before his brother. Always the second brother, he knows Merlin like no other. In his eyes, Merlin failed with King Arthur and lost Camelot. He’s going to make sure it doesn’t happen a second time.
Caught in the middle of the two brothers, Ryan, battles gruesome gargoyles, grapples with a new world of magic, and tries to figure out if she can be the warrior everyone wants her to be. Because, in the end, Ryan knows that family is everything and she’ll do anything to stop Merlin from sacrificing hers to save the world.
Take a look at the Round Table Cast I’ve put together:
Want more Merlin? Watch the “If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?” book trailer on youtube at http://youtu.be/dTMiYHRFEt8
My Boyfriend Merlin is an eBook available through most major book retailers. The next book in the My Merlin series, My Merlin Awakening, will be coming out in May 2012! Add it on Goodreads at http://www.goodreads.com/priyaardis
Find My Boyfriend Merlin at:
Author Website: http://www.priyaardis.com/my-boyfriend-merlin.aspx
Android Market: https://market.android.com/details?id=book-xiplFYap_xEC
If you can’t trust your boyfriend, who can you trust?
In this teen Arthurian, 17-year-old student president Arriane, aka Ryan, DuLac just found out her badass biker boyfriend, Matt, is a little older than he was letting on. By a few eons.
In fact, he is really Merlin–the Merlin, King Arthur’s Merlin, the greatest wizard who ever lived. But Ryan’s not impressed. Tired of being a relationship loser, she’d rather kick his legendary behind.
Sure, the world has been crazy ever since the sword and the stone fell out of the sky like a meteor. But despite gruesome gargoyles, a new world of magic, and the guy driving her crazy, Ryan knows that family is everything. Will Merlin sacrifice hers to save the world? Will she be able to stop him?
About The Author:
Storygirl, Priya Ardis, loves books of all kinds–but especially the gooey ones that make your nose leak and let your latte go cold. Her young adult novel, My Boyfriend Merlin, came from a childhood of playing too much She-Ra and watching too much Spock. She started her first book at sixteen, writing in notebooks on long train rides. While reading My Boyfriend Merlin, she recommends pajamas first and a pumpkin spice anything for taste.
What does she like to read? YA books! Coming-of-age books. Books with fantasy and magic with a cool heroine that’s really just the girl next door. Books about mythology and legends. And, hello, Mr. Darcy anyone?
Her favorite Arthurian piece is the poem The Lady of Shalott by Lord Alfred Tennyson.
A hopeless romantic, she’s a longtime member of the Romance Writer’s of America.
Connect with Priya Ardis at: