Heart's Blood

Heart's Blood by Jeffe Kennedy

Publisher: Brightlynx Publishing

Date Published: Mar 2016



A Twelve Kingdoms novella

A dark fairytale retelling of a princess robbed of rank, husband and even her name.

Nix is nothing. The Princess Natilde—her former waiting woman—attacked her on the journey to wed Prince Cavan, stripping her of everything and taking her place. With no serving skills, Nix becomes a goose girl. Perhaps if Nix keeps her promise never to reveal who she really is, Natilde won’t carry out her vile threats. Prince Cavan entered his arranged marriage determined to have a congenial, if not loving relationship with his future queen—for the sake of both their kingdoms. But, his wife repels him more each day and he finds himself absurdly drawn to the lovely Nix.

With broken vows, anguish and dark secrets between them, Cavan and Nix struggle to find the magic to restore what’s gone terribly wrong… if it ever can be.


Heart’s Blood shares the sweet romance between two souls. (…) Their love filled me with optimism and happiness.”

~That’s What I’m Talking About

“Jeffe Kennedy has the awesome ability to build very realistic characters, and that includes villains, antagonists. You feel the burning desire to choke them to death, lol. I surely felt it.”


“(Heart’s Blood) was an interesting blend of coarseness and fantasy, gentle love and lust, betrayal and honor. I definitely want to read the other stories in the Twelve Kingdoms series, now.”

~Delighted Reader

“I loved the contrast of the innocence of Nix and Prince Cavan pitted against the evil of Princes Natilde. Well told with a heavy fairy-tale feel.”

~I Smell Sheep

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