March 13, 2012

The Rival a Stand Alone Victor Standish Novel

THE RIVAL, a stand-alone Victor Standish urban fantasy.

Victor Standish. Some call him the young Indiana Jones of New Orleans. Others call him the teen Ulysses of the French Quarter. The undead and worse spit his name as if it were a curse. Their cornered victims breathe the name as if it were a prayer.

Victor says, “I’m no hero, certainly no saint. I’m just me.”

Alice Wentworth, the Victorian ghoul of his heart, raises an eyebrow. “Sometimes that is entirely too much.” She hugs his arm, murmuring, “Sometimes it is just right.”

Discover Victor’s childhood crucible of zombies and betrayal in Detroit that forged him into the legend he is. Watch Alice and Victor go to the New Orleans of 1834 to save the Crescent City of the present.

The challenges are unique:
Keeping the younger version of his adopted father, Samuel McCord from meeting the eerie Empress of the Jade Mask to prevent Victor’s never being born. To keep the young Edgar Allan Poe from sweeping Alice off her feet and into the poet’s arms.

The undead Abigail Adams, the revenant Empress Theodora, the all too alive President Andrew Jackson, and the voodoo demigods of Legba and Erzulie provide near-impossible odds. Victor laughs, “Impossible just gives birth to legends.”

Read this stand-alone chapter in the ongoing LEGEND OF VICTOR STANDISH.

Early praise for the urban/historical fantasy, THE RIVAL:
“Holy action! THE RIVAL dives right into the adventure straight off the bat and doesn’t stop ‘til the finish. Great voice, fun humor laced throughout, combined with lovely emotion. Wonderful themes presented and tied in nicely at the end. Roland Yeomans is definitely an author to watch!”—Morgan Shamy

I'm having a cover-love moment here. Did a sneak peek and I'm loving it so far, Mr. Shamy wasn't exaggerating when he said Holy action!, because that's what Victor's world is like. Non.Stop.Action. 

If you love Sherrilyn Kenyon's Nick Gaultier, you'll be enamored with Victor Standish! Victor has a dry sense of humor that comes from not taking the trials of life seriously no matter how extreme the circumstances are. And I love that attitude whether in real life or make believe. I love his acid comebacks and how much he loves Alice Wentworth, his Victorian ghoul girlfriend. The prologue alone with hints of Homer and his opus, The Odyssey, will keep you glued.

The Rival is available in Amazon so go get your copies!


  1. Oohhh, this book sounds so intriguing! There aren't many stand-alones coming out nowadays (everything is a part of a series!), so it's really cool that this is a book of its own! :) And I LOVE dry humor and acid comebacks because they make everything tons more fun, so I can already tell that Victor is going to be an awesome character that I'll love to read about! ;)

    Thanks so much for sharing this, Braine! :)

    1. Mimi, I think you'll chuckle at Victor and thrill a bit to his world and his take on his enemies and loves. You don't have to have read any of his prior books to begin this one. Hope you'll give it a try! Roland

  2. Hi Cimmaron & Braine :)
    Thanks for sharing. This looks so cool, and I LOVE the cover!:)

    1. I hope you try the free sample out. I think you'll like Victor and his world, Roland

  3. I love being introduced to books and authors that are new to me. I had never heard of this one and it sounds great fun. Snappy cover too!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. Thanks, Sophia! Didn't Leonora Roy do a great cover for me?


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