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Rehz Akran has had enough of the Tribute program and its sadistic overseer, Palk. When Palk captures Rehz’s mate, Anna Lee, and offers her and Aled Price to the Ungrich for further research, Rehz is ready for rebellion. But first, with the help of Kai Mexr—who wants Aled back just as much as Rehz wants Anna—he must break into the Ungrich world, rescue Anna, and discover why they want her so badly.
The chilling answer to that question lies in Anna’s forgotten origins—origins that Aled shares. To save their lovers, Rehz and Kai must take on Palk and a government that is more than willing to sacrifice Anna and Aled to keep the peace.
The two couples join forces—in more ways than one—and together they discover that they may be capable of defeating two civilizations and changing the course of Mitan history forever.
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A word from the author...
The last section of a trilogy tends to be the most uplifting of the three parts. In Triumph-part three of my Tribute series, which started with Sacrifice and Retribution, all the threads in the previous books should come together and finally make sense of everything. As a writer it’s a bit of a juggling act keeping all the plot in your head, the names straight while trying to write a new part of the plot and bring everything home.
The nice thing about the Tribute series is that they come out fairly close together, (Sept, Oct, Nov), although I suspect the cliffhanger in book 2 had some readers sending me bad vibes for leaving them like that. I get it. There is nothing worse than getting invested in a T.V. show and having them cancel it midseason, or it never comes back, and you’re left hanging wondering what happened to all those characters. It seems to happen a lot to sci-fi T.V. shows, I have no idea why, but it always makes me sad. Of course, that’s also your perfect opportunity to go and write Fan-Fic so you can make the show end however you like!
That cut-off happens in publishing, too. Sometimes you can get halfway through a series, and the publisher decides the books aren’t selling well enough and cancels the rest. I’ve had that happen and it isn’t nice. I still get emails asking me why I stopped writing those books. So it was a treat to be able to write all three of the Tribute books fairly quickly, and know they would be published by Riptide in quick succession.
There are also shows and series of books that go on too long. Usually to the detriment of the original characters who end up becoming caricatures of themselves, or behaving in ways that make no sense as if the writers got bored or ran out of ideas. Sometimes you need to know when to stop. I’ve had to end series myself because either I was running out of ideas, or I’d started to repeat myself. I always want to write something interesting!
I hope you enjoy reading the Tribute series and find Triumph a fitting conclusion to all the love, horror and mayhem that came before.
Do you have any favorite shows that were canceled?
About Kate Pearce:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kate Pearce was born into a large family of girls in England, and spent much of her childhood living very happily in a dream world. Despite being told that she really needed to “get with the program,” she graduated from the University College of Wales with an honors degree in history. A move to the USA finally allowed her to fulfill her dreams and sit down and write her first romance novel. Along with being a voracious reader, Kate loves walking on the beach and climbing live volcanoes in her new home in Hawaii.
Kate is a member of RWA and is published by Kensington Aphrodisia, Cleis Press, Carina Press, and Virgin Black Lace/Cheek.
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