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The Kingdom of Meridian

The Kingdom of Meridian, written by Shiån Serei, is a romantic saga taking place in medieval time across multiple continents.

About the Meridian Romance Novels

The story begins in the city of Rostov, Russia and continues through the series into England, France, Japan and other countries. Meridian is set against the historic backdrop of the medieval age, intertwining geography, customs and culture with rich characters and adventurous plot turns.

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.

Romance novel bee keepers daughterBook info: https://kingdomofmeridian.com

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


Shiån Serei interviewed on Artist First Radio Network

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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.

The interview was broadcast on…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.

Romance Novel Language References

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


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


Fireflies on the Volga

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


Interview with Shian Serei, Author of The Bee Keeper’s Daughter

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Aurous Publishing is delighted to introduce and familiarize fictional romance fans with author Shian Serei. Shian has agreed to a brief introductory interview as the launch of his first book, The Bee Keeper’s Daughter, goes out this week on Amazon.

AP: You grew up in Great Britain but the story begins in Medieval Russia, how did you prepare for writing an epic tale that was beyond anything familiar to you?

SS: Well, the great part about fiction is you can fill in the blanks with whatever you like, as long as it’s reasonable. I wove the story from what I knew of the Russian language, culture, and my experiences while on trips in Moscow and other cities.


AP: What was your intention for the reader, when you decided…Continue reading


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