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Romance Novel Trailer Wins at LA Film Festival


We are delighted to announce The trailer for The Bee Keeper’s Daughter was officially selected and won a Gold Award at the 2017 LA Neo Noir Novel, Film & Script Festival.

About the Romance Novel

The Bee Keeper’s Daughter by Shiån Serei
The story begins with a young Russian peasant named Maria. Through a series of tragic events, she must travel North on the Volga river to find safety with relatives in a distant city. Along the way she discovers romance, adventure, friendship and the beginnings of her womanhood.

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The world beyond Maria’s simple farm life in Rostov is fraught with peril. She must evade determined soldiers, seeking her capture while daring to trust complete strangers for help. Travel with Maria as she uses every…Continue reading


Romance Novel Trailer to Compete in Film Festival

The Bee Keeper's Daughter trailer to compete in film festival

The book trailer for The Bee Keeper’s Daughter romance novel has been accepted in the L.A. Neo Noir Novel, Film, & Script Festival! The trailer will be part of a private showing during the event and be presented in Hollywood to potential producers and directors.

About the Romance Novel Trailer

The trailer for the Bee Keeper’s Daughter is just under 2 minutes long and was developed by book author Shiån Serei at Aurous Publishing. The short film captures the highlights of the story, with a pulsing race of images and music that lay out the ideas of a young Russian woman’s adventure on the Volga river in medieval time.

About The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

Bee Keeper’s Daughter is the first book in The Kingdom of Meridian series. The…Continue reading


Romance Novel Trailer: The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

Romance Novel Trailer

Captain Tanner enter’s Maria’s life at a critical time when she is desperate to save her mother from remaining in prison. She is fascinated by his appearance, charm and intellect as she works as a cook on the three masted ship he commands. But life on the open sea is anything but simple in 1290 AD and Maria is the only woman on board the busy maritime vessel. The Bee Keepers Daughter Romance Novel is available worldwide on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, Apple iBooks, LitRes and Smashwords. Escape to ancient Russia’s Volga river and discover a romantic and adventurous world unlike any you’ve ever imagined. 18+ content.

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Shiån Serei interviewed on Artist First Radio Network

Shiån Serei was interviewed on the Author First show, on Artist First Radio network. Host, Tony Kay, spoke with Shiån about the origin of his writing and early childhood influences. Shiån shared his experience in moving often as a child in a military family and how it helped him understand the world and dynamics of social influence.

The two also discussed two of Shiån’s newest books and how they were developed. Tony asked about the historical background of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter which begins in medieval Russia. Shiån also shared his experiences as a single father and how that contributed to the making of Bear & Bee Bedtime Rhymes– a children’s bedtime story that includes music by the author and interactive games.

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About The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

The story begins with Maria, a young woman struggling to survive in medieval Russia. Through a series of tragic events, she must travel from Rostov, upstream on the Volga river across Northwestern Russia to find safety with relatives in a distant city. Along the way she is exposed to a dangerous, unforgiving world, far beyond the conservative village she had always known. Her experience becomes a personal journey in trust, adventure, love and destiny.

Readers will be taken on an exciting journey filled with folklore, Russian history, and romantic encounters. The pace is fast as Maria travels by ship trying to evade Tatar soldiers who seek to return her to Rostov. Armed only with a handful of items and the knowledge her parents…Continue reading


Romance Author Creates Merchandise to Tell Story

Kingdom of Meridian Merchandise
When Shiån Serei, author of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, wanted to promote his first novel, he turned to an unlikely source for inspiration. The concept? T-shirts, specifically tourism-themed shirts based on places and characters in his romance novel. “I wanted something subtle and fun, rather than becoming yet another author beating his chest and saying, ‘Please read my book’,” said Serei.


The Witch of Besov

Bee Keepers Daughter Romance Novel - Witch of Besov Tea

In chapter 22 of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, we meet Natasha, referred to as a witch but in modern times she would have been a pharmacist. While her character is fictional, there are actual petroglyphs on Lake Onega, Russia, in the city called Besov Nas. The tea package in the photo is adorned with the images from actual glyphs in Besov and glyphs across the Siberian landscape further East.

Natasha is an intriguing character because she deals with the conflict of the time, where medicine and witchcraft were often confused and condemned. Her naturalist methods cure Vladimir, the ship’s quartermaster, and introduce Maria to the idea of healing through nature. Natasha, formally in Russian-Natalya, makes an impact on Maria that is felt later in the story. Readers may…Continue reading


Worldwide Launch of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

The Bee Keepers Daughter by Shian Serei - Kingdom of Meridian Romance Novels

About The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, the first volume in the Kingdom of Meridian romance saga is now available on all major eBook platforms and in print format. The story begins in Rostov Russia 1290AD as the Tatar invasion has impacted local towns. Through a twist of fateful events, the heroine of the story, Maria, must evade capture and travel up the Volga river to find safety with distant family. This coming of age story takes the reader on a suspense-filled journey alongside Maria as she discovers new friendships, romantic interests and the first experiences of her womanhood.  Join Maria as she discovers her destiny in a dangerous and fantastic world.

Romance Novel Language References

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Romance Novelist Shian Serei Enters Russian Book Market

Shian Serei published Kingdom of Meridian in Russia

Aspiring Authors Seek Platforms Beyond Amazon

For emerging eBook authors, the path is quite common: Write a manuscript, find a publisher and get listed on Amazon. For the more adventurous, there are additional platforms such as the Nook, Kobo and iBooks to extend your presence in the world of online books. While Google Play revises its eBook system, leaving it currently unavailable to new authors, the ability to reach audiences in foreign countries becomes more challenging. That’s where new platforms become more attractive for authors seeking the widest range of potential readers.

Getting Your Romance Novel on Russian Book Sites

Shian Serei, author of the Kingdom of Meridian Saga (see Volume 1 – The Bee Keeper’s Daughter) was frustrated by the limitations of getting books into the…Continue reading


From Romance Novel to Video Game

Sample scene from game development for The Bee Keeper's Daughter

The Bee Keeper’s Daughter to become script for immersive 3D video game.

From Aurous Publishing:
 Today we began a new direction in our publishing services by launching a game development division. This will be a great fit for authors and goes nicely with our web media and TV channel for the International Peace and Film Festival. Our first game will be based on The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, Volume 1 of The Kingdom of Meridian Saga. Author Shian Serei has signed on to develop the narration and dialogue to keep the game and characters consistent with the books. It’s an exciting and challenging direction. but we are already in motion.

We will be developing in Unity 3D, to make the games as immersive and engaging as popular. Platforms…Continue reading


Author: Shiån Serei |  Date Updated: 9:23 pm
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