THE TRASTÁMARA SERIES:
I love English history. I don’t know why – I’m not English in the least. I also enjoy reading French historical fiction, and Italian. Do you know what I never really saw? Medieval Spain.
Spain kind of has this reputation as “the Big Bad” – it has the Armada, it was the country with the (unexpected) Inquisition, they’re kind of seen as the bully. I originally picked up the story to get some background on Katherine of Aragon, but slowly began working my way backwards to the very first member of her dynasty. It’s just spiraled from there, into an imagined series (and I use the term incredibly loosely) of books with different protagonists, each one focusing on a specific person and, by extension, the Castilian monarch at that moment (I’ve always hated picking up the only interesting book in a series, to read it and be completely in the dark. I’ve decided to make THE TRASTÁMARA SERIES a set of stand-alones, each playing together nicely but not requiring the others to survive). As of this moment, there are ten (planned) books set in Castile, two “companions” in Aragon, a possible “companion”/finale book set in Naples, a “spin-off” book set in Arborea, Sardinia, and a possible “spin-off”/new series set in the 18th century – with a Borgia.
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My debut novel, and the first book in the series, LA BASTARDA,
is currently available in both eBook (For US $2.99!) and Paperback formats (US $10.99), through Amazon. If you are in the Flint, MI area, LA BASTARDA is available for purchase at Totem Books in Flint, Fenton’s Open Book in Fenton, and Past Tense Books in Holly, all for $9.99. It is also available for a free checkout at the Shelby Area District Library in Shelby, MI, near the Silver Lake Sand Dunes.
My sophomore novel, and the second book in the series, is LA REYNA, which has an expected publication date of December 2016. A pre-release tour will take place in Fall 2016, and a press release will be available for use during September.
I’m K.M. Guerin, but you can call me K. I’m 25, a stay-at-home wife & mom from
Michigan. I decided to try my hand at writing stories after an exacerbated medical condition left me without a job, and suddenly everything considered a waste of time by authority figures so long ago became an obvious choice, as I only have time to waste.🙂
I enjoy reading and writing historical fiction. Oddly, my first love was dystopia, and I
will always have a soft spot in my heart for THE GIVER series, as well as BRAVE NEW WORLD, but I could never write it. To be quite frank, I’ve always loved “older” history, but not the way they teach it in textbooks. I’d rather hear “real” conversations, see “real” emotions, and fall in love with the “real” characters. “Modern” (post-USA) history has never really been my thing, and I’ve always preferred to stick my nose into a book about the Plague or learning about ancient religions over learning about my own country. It’s a bit strange, really.
I am available on Twitter, Instagram, Goodreads, Pinterest, Google+, Linked In, and have a placeholder profile on Authors.me and Wattpad. I would love to hear from you!🙂