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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


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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

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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.


Worldwide Launch of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

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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.

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Russian language and customs are sprinkled…Continue reading


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


Book Trailer Reaches 100,000 Views

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


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


Worlwide launch announced for The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

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

I felt like I was a character in this story!

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Let me start by saying that I am not a person to read medieval books or novels, but this one captured my attention from the very beginning. The content of the story will keep you reading for hours. In my opinion, it is…Continue reading


New Media Kit – Kingdom of Meridian

Media information and details about Shiån Serei, author of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter are now available in the updated media kit. The kit, designed like a magazine, contains author FAQ’s, excerpts from the story and stunning imagery from the fictitious medieval time of the series.  Milestone dates for the book’s launch on Kobo, Barnes & Noble – Nook, Apple iBooks and print options are also included. The Kingdom of Meridian is currently available on Amazon Kindle in eBook and Print versions.

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Sample page from Bee Keeper’s Daughter, Media Kit – featuring a link to the official trailer

Media information and details about Shian Serei, author of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter are now available in the updated media kit. The kit, designed like a magazine, contains author FAQ’s,…Continue reading


Romance Novel Trailer: The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

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


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