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 real Russian glyphs in Besov and 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, formerly Natalya, makes an impact on Maria that is felt later in the story. Readers may notice…Continue reading
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
100,000+ Views on YouTube
We’re excited to announce the 100,000 view milestone has been reached on YouTube.com for the official trailer of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter. The trailer was a concept project, meant to draw attention to the first book, The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, in the Kingdom of Meridian saga, written by Shiån Serei.
Book Becomes Video Game
The story has also gained interest as a script for an emerging 3D video game based on the Meridian saga. Game production begins in September 2016 with the second book in the series, The Kings Bodyguard, due out in December 2016.
Book Available Wordlwide
The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, a medieval romance saga, will be available worldwide on August 28, 2016, on Kindle, iBooks, Kobo and Nook, as well as a…Continue reading
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
Romance Novel Launches on All Platforms
The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, Volume I in the Kindom of Meridian Series, will launch on all eReaders on August 28, 2016. The medieval romance novel is currently exclusive on Amazon Kindle, but will soon have expanded availability on Nook, Kobo, iBooks, LitRes, Ozon and Google Play with additional print options in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Official Trailer – The Bee Keeper’s Daughter
Reviews of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter
Wow! Action packed from the first page!
Wow! Action packed from the first page!
From the very first page I was hooked! The first chapter really was packed with so much action. So, long story short, I hope this makes it to film. I really loved how this book was written with short…Continue reading
Romance Novel Video Trailer
Enjoy the latest trailer for the Bee Keeper’s Daughter, Volume I on the Kingdom of Meridian series. If you’re new to the story, here are the details:
About The Bee Keeper’s Daughter
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.
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 skill acquired in her childhood and every lesson…Continue reading
Video excerpt from ‘Fireflies on the Volga’ chapter 9 of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, by Shian Serei. The Volga is one of Russia’s primary waterways, setting the backdrop for the first half of this medieval tale where a beautiful young woman must journey alone in a dangerous world.
Available in print or eBook on Amazon.com, Aurous.us/bkd
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