Inheritance: Masters of Valor Book 3

I did not believe it when they said you can hear the sword sing … I should have. My life changed forever the day I acquired the sword.

Telling anyone you are a dragon shifter is difficult, telling your lover – nearly impossible. I have been hiding for years after escaping my origin clan and their plans for me. When the first dragon showed up I thought I had been found. But now that he is dead, I hoped he never had the chance to tell anyone where I was living. I was wrong.

Gillian was everything I could ever want from a woman. I knew she was meant to be mine, now I just need to convince her. I feel like she is keeping something important from me.

The odds are not in our favor – four humans against a whole clan of dragons.

Can we save Gillian when she is taken by her origin clan, even with the swords?

The Reviews!

Reviewed in the United States on June 10, 2022
I would strongly encourage anyone reading the Masters of Valor series to read the Prophecy prequel, which sets up this series. It will help the reader understand the four main male characters, Gabriel Watson, Tristan Crawford, Bennet Greyson, Ford Montgomery, and the magical swords, Courechouse, Clarent, Arondight, and Caliburn. I would also say that because these books are told in chronological order, you should read them as such.

The third book will focus on two main characters, Ford Montgomery and Gillian Millhouse. She is the owner and operator of the Page and Quill B&B; Ford is a construction contractor. These two have danced all around their feelings for one another. She is sassy, a former Marine, and carrying a deep secret.

The story’s plot will have more about how Ford acquired the fine sword, Caliburn, and include scenes of how he must use it to defeat dragons. It also continues from the previous story, where a fire has damaged Gillian’s B&B, and she, along with Ford, are staying at White Falcon Manor, the home of Anne and Gabe. A big part of the story will involve the newfound relationship between Ford and Gilly and throw in a murder, dragons, and secrets.

“You have to believe, my friend. The world is full of unbelievable things if you just open your eyes to it.”

The story has the good, the bad, and the evil in the world. Eventually, the truth about Gillian being a dragon shifter will be revealed. She has been in hiding for years, going into the Marines when her Alpha father has arranged a union with Darius. After a nightmare of her capture and the destruction she inflicted upon the enemy, she was ready to separate from the military. Still, she refused to return to the west coast and her origin clan. She wandered until she found Rackham’s Roost, met Faith Goody, and decided to settle, making a peaceful life. But that peace was destroyed by Wyvern, Richard Davenport, and Sheriff Larsen. Will Gillian need to leave and find a new safe location? What will happen when her closest friends, and now a man she has feelings for find out what she is?

I love the fast-paced, action-packed, mystery-suspense supernatural story. With each story, more details come to light. It is far from over, and what will happen when Anne learns about Gillian? Will they all blame her for an invasion of dragons? Or will they be willing to join her in fighting against them? I love the chemistry between Ford and Gillian together when they finally stop fighting their feelings and embrace them instead.

“Some women dream of being rescued from a tower. You slayed an actual dragon for me.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Dragon Shifters! Mystery! And Romance!
Reviewed in the United States on June 9, 2022
I thought this book would be a good one after how the previous book - Deception - ended. I loved this story so much. Gillian and Ford are meant to be together...even though it takes some time to get there. Unbeknownst to all Gillian's friends, she is a dragon shifter and the experience with dragons has not been good for the 4 warriors and their mates as they settle in their new community. But as most anyone knows, you cannot hide secrets such as this for too long before they are found out. By the time Ford does find out about Gillian it may be too late. This is a a very suspenseful story that began in the very first book and it grew along with the mystery. The connection between Ford and Gillian is quick to grow and a love like theirs is soon at risk. But there was a reason Ford and his friends have their swords. It was meant to be. It was a very good book. I enjoyed it a lot. I hope to here how they are doing in future books of this series (much like the author has done in previous ones) They are the best. So while you are sad to see the story end, you get updates on them in other books. Well worth reading! But I strongly recommend you read the previous books in the series first as each book builds upon the previous one. So good.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
5.0 out of 5 stars Exhilarating!
Reviewed in the United States on June 11, 2022
Ford Montgomery, part of the Steel Knights investigation based in Rackham’s Roost, won the sword Caliburn at an auction in London. Caliburn, the last of the four magical swords wielded by the Knights of the Round Table, has found its rightful owner in the present day.
Gillian Millhouse , a purebred drakaina, and decorated Marine, has found the perfect place to heal from her traumatic experiences at the hands of insurgents. She has found peace and comfort in building up her business, the Page and Quill B&B, in Rackham’s Roost. None of her friends know she is a dragon shifter and although very attracted to Ford, she is very concerned that he will reject her when he discovers she is a drakaina. To add to her stress, she believes that her clan of origin has discovered where she is and will force her to return to Crater Lake, Oregon to fulfill her responsibilities as a mate to the Alpha.
The ongoing mystery of the whereabouts of Blackburn’s treasure as well as the unsavoury plot behind Wyvern’s and Davenport partnership is finally resolved. A dramatic and impressive ending to the series.

Deception (Masters of Valor Book 2)

When I found the sword it came alive in my hands. It has been quiet since then … until the dragons arrived.

I wanted Paige from the first time I met her. When lunch ended in her arrest I knew had to protect her. She was arrested for embezzlement but there is more going on here. I always believed follow the money and find the culprit. But when her father gets involved and the dragons show up, it appears there is more than money involved.

I left my family and the cult they led years before. Hiding in plain view at the bank. Keeping my head down and remaining in the background, until I was arrested. My father has promised me to one of his partners and he means to force me into marriage with a man I don’t know or want.

Evil thinks it will win but it doesn’t know about the sword. Can the sword and I protect Paige from the cult that thinks it owns her?

The Reviews!

Rhonda Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars enthralling
Reviewed in the United States on May 10, 2022
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"Once known as the Knights of the Round Table, fate had forced their hand and they’d watched their chance to be the defenders of the Light slip away. Thirteen original swords had been forged for those who sat at King Arthur’s table. Now, only four remain; four new heroes would rise to find and wield them in the cause of the Light."
James, Delta. Illusion: A Supernatural Fantasy Romance (Masters of Valor Book 1) (p. 5). Kindle Edition.

'Deception' is the second book in Delta James' "Masters of Valor" series. This storyline is so enthralling it pulled me in immediately and moves so fast that I finished before I was ready. If you've been waiting for the story about Bennet Greyson, aka Ben, and the Arondight Sword, the unfading light of the lake, had once been wielded by Lancelot—yeah, the guy that cheated on his best friend with his best friend’s wife, then you're in for a real treat. He's one of the Marine Raiders who would make the pack while in the Middle East. All the swords have been found. Their team has been assembled and they've relocated to Rackham’s Roost, North Carolina to establish their businesses and keep their vow to protect the innocent. We've known that Ben has an inordinate amount of knowledge when it comes to antiques but now we find out he also has a law degree and is licensed to practice all along the Eastern Border. That comes in handy, trust me. Another fair newcomer to the area is Paige Davenport. She's the assistant manager of the local bank. Ben noticed her right off and even though her attire is rather dowdy and plain the fact that she wears open-toed stilettos peaks his imagination! Unfortunately, Paige is keeping secrets of her own from everyone in the town. At least she did until she was arrested for embezzlement of bank funds. The twists and turns in this storyline are amazing! And if you thought we were finished with Wyvern, you'd be wrong. We now have more than one dragon to contend with and a parent who is as evil as Snidely Whiplash (ok, my age is showing). It’s a remarkable storyline and I can't wait for the next one.
5.0 out of 5 stars ‘ODD’ WAS THE ORDER OF THE DAY
Reviewed in the United States on May 6, 2022
I would strongly encourage anyone reading the Masters of Valor series to read the Prophecy prequel, which sets up this series. It will help the reader understand the four main male characters, Gabriel Watson, Tristan Crawford, Bennet Greyson, Ford Montgomery, and the magical swords, Courechouse, Clarent, Arondight, and Caliburn. I would also say that because these books are told in chronological order, you should read them as such.

The second book will focus on two main characters, Bennett ‘Ben’ Greyson and Paige Davenport. Ben is one of the newcomers to the area, four former Marine Raider, like Gabe, Triston, and Ford. The four men have plans to work together, opening several businesses, including Refuge, a lifestyle club, and Steel Knights Investigations. Ben also is into antiques and comes from a prestigious family. Paige is the assistant manager of the local bank, but she is the daughter of a powerful man. Her life will be turned upside down when she is accused of embezzlement and arrested.
Sara B.
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Fantastic Book in the Series
Reviewed in the United States on May 7, 2022
Another fantastic read in this spin-off series. The storyline focuses on Ben and Paige - their journey to becoming a couple and the fake embezzlement charges she faces.

This is a fast-paced and quick read. Favorite couples Gabe & Anne, and Tristan & Goody are heavily involved in the storyline as is potential couple Ford & Gillian. It is fun to watch Anne bonding and forming a strong friendship with Goody, Paige and Gillian. These ladies are happily in love with their men and willing to be a bit naughty together sparking their Doms’ to provide some punishment.

This book picked up where the prior book left off and ends with the overall story and mystery left unsolved. The storyline will pick up in the next book focusing on Ford & Gillian.

I definitely recommend this series, but definitely start with the first book - preferably start with Masters of the Savoy. The Savoy series starts with Sage Matthew’s relation with Roark and it’s her home Anne & Gabe have purchased, and her erotic books are frequently mentioned by characters in this series.

I’m excited for the next book in this series now that we’ve had a hint at what Gillian has been keeping secret.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.

Illusion (Masters of Valor Book 1)

From the moment I saw the sword, I knew my life would never be the same. The first time I picked it up it vibrated, hummed, and shocked me. Since then nothing … until now!

A powerful, real estate developer has been buying up land in the area and wants my business. He refuses to take no for an answer. My bakery, Goody’s Goodies, has been in the family for more than a century, it is the only thing I have left of my grandmother. I will not sell. But his threats are becoming real and people are dying.

I have been searching for the mystery woman I scened with in a club in New York. I knew she was mine but was called away just before she was unmasked. Imagine my surprise when she shows up at the B&B next door to my planned lifestyle club, The Refuge. She has drawn the fury of a very old and dangerous shifter.

This is not the first time I have met up with this evil. It is time for the sword to awaken for it is said the sword can kill a dragon.

Can we eliminate him before he turns everything Goody loves to ashes?

The Reviews!

	Denise DeCrescito (From In Here)
5.0 out of 5 stars A fast-paced start to a great new series
Reviewed in the United States on April 30, 2022
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“Fate has a way of leading us to where she wants us to be.”

Once again, author Delta James gives us a story that combines elements of romance, fantasy, real history, creative history, action, adventure, and just the right amount of spice to make a perfectly delicious book. “Illusion” is the first book in the ‘Masters of Valor’ series, which is a spin-off series from the ‘Masters of the Savoy’ series. There is a prequel called “Prophecy” which sets up this series, but this book is so well written that I think you can follow everything even if you haven’t yet had the pleasure of reading the prequel.

“Illusion” begins in New York, where Cynthia ‘Goody’ Goodson is a successful pastry chef. She arrives home early one night and discovers her boyfriend in a situation that explodes everything she thought they had together. She’s still a member of a lifestyle club although she hasn’t been there in a long time because her boyfriend wasn’t into it. She calls to ask if she can book a room there for a few nights and a session with a Dominant so she can clear her mind. Sometime later, a death in the family has Goody relocating to North Carolina to settle her beloved grandmother’s estate, which includes a bakery that’s been in the family for generations.

Tristan Crawford is a renowned treasure hunter of lost ships. He happens to be at his lifestyle club in New York when asked to scene with a blindfolded submissive. They have an amazing session together, then he’s interrupted by an emergency call from a friend and abruptly leaves. He’s happily surprised to meet her again in North Carolina, and excited that the unusually perfect chemistry between them is as powerful as it was in New York City. Tristan and Goody have a second chance at love in this romance with strong paranormal elements, and they make the most of it.

This is a fast-paced, action-packed story that kept me involved from the first paragraph to the last. The main characters are compelling, and I really wanted them to get their happy ever after. Also there are BDSM elements in the book, Tristan comes across as particularly sensitive and romantic, not hard-edged. The villains are horrible, and their treachery runs deep. There are a lot of characters in the book but it never gets confusing, and as a reader you’re aware that most are characters that will be recurring in the series. As usual with books by this author, I’m very much looking forward to the next story!
5.0 out of 5 stars SHE WAS HIS NORTHERN STAR
Reviewed in the United States on April 25, 2022
I would strongly encourage anyone reading the Masters of Valor series to read the Prophecy prequel, which sets up this series. It will help the reader understand the four main male characters, Gabriel Watson, Tristan Crawford, Bennet Greyson, Ford Montgomery, and the magical swords, Courechouse, Clarent, Arondight, and Caliburn.

Masters of Valor is a spin-off series from the Masters of the Savoy series where present—history—and paranormal collide. In that series, Gabriel ‘Gabe’ Watson, head of security at the Savoy, will meet Anne Boelyn, who has escaped the veil and her prison between light and dark at the Tower of London. The following stories will share how Tristan, Bennet, and Ford find their swords and how they use them to fight evil.

This story begins in New York, where Cynthia ‘Goody’ Goodson is a highly sought-after pastry chef known for her baking. She will come home early, catch her live-in boyfriend cheating on her, and learn their years together as a couple was a farce. As a Midnight Caller BDSM club member, she will go there for the night and ask for a session with a Dom—while she remains blindfolded. The night is one for the books—but he gets a phone call and must leave. Several months later, her grandmother dies, and she must go home to Rackham’s Roost at the Outer Banks of North Carolina. It is time to return to her roots, and Goodson’s Bakery is renamed Goody’s Goodies.

“Fate has a way of leading us to where she wants us to be.”

Tristan Crawford comes from old money, but his family considers him the black sheep, except when he makes news as a famous treasure hunter of lost ships. He will be in New York and at Midnight Caller when asked to scene with a mystery submissive who chooses to be blindfolded. They have an incredible scene—and he plans on enjoying her more until he gets a call for help from one of his friends and must leave. What a surprise to come to the Outer Banks and meet up with his mystery lady. The story will share how Tristan finds his treasures and makes his fortune, leading him to the second sword, Clarent, the Sword of Blood Peace—the sword that slew King Arthur.

I love the fast-paced, action-packed, mystery-suspense supernatural story. What isn’t to love, two strangers, one magical night, months later, reconnection, and the erotic chemistry are as strong if not stronger than their one night at Midnight Caller. Tristan and Goody are the yin to the others yang. Throw in several critical people, a few troublemakers, and an evil dragon! You have the good, the bad, and the ugly all collide.

“He was insane; he was obsessed; he was hers.”

Tristan: Cynthia Goodson, love of my life, holder of my heart and soul, the only woman I ever wanted to sail off into the sunset with, will you marry me? Sweet thing? I’m waiting.
Goody: You don’t really think I’d turn down my very own knight in shining armor, now do you?
Tristan: The appropriate answer is yes.
Goody: Then if that’s what you need to hear, yes, yes, a thousand times yes. I would rather slay dragons with you than own and operate a five-star Michelin restaurant.

“It was as if each supplied the missing piece to the other that had always been missing.”
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, Magical New Series!
Reviewed in the United States on April 21, 2022
Tristan Crawford is one of the four comrades who found themselves in a cave trying to escape their enemies. A spectre appeared rising from the pool of water in the cavern with a sword called Courechouse and told them about the four magical swords Courechouse, Clarent, Caliburn, and Arondight. Tristan is the Master of the magical sword called Clarent, the Sword of Blood Peace, the sword that slew King Arthur. After leaving the Raiders, Tristan becomes a treasure hunter and eventually found Clarent in a shipwreck at the bottom of the ocean.
Cynthia Goodson aka Goody works under a celebrity chef in New York. To overcome the betrayal of coming home to find her boyfriend with one of his co-workers in bed together, Goody, decides to seek comfort at BDSM club. She asks that she be blindfolded for the session. Tristan is her mystery Dom for the night and there is a deep connection between them. Unfortunately, Tristan get unexpectedly called away and Goody leaves the next morning so neither of them know who was their partner.
Fate intervenes.
The previous year, Goody moved back to Rackham’s Roost in North Carolina. Her grandmother left her the small town bakery that had been in her family for generations. Goody has successfully expanded the business but is still dreaming about her ‘mystery Dom’ Tristan is now back in the Outer Banks of North Carolina, close to Rackham’s Roost, having joined his four comrades in their business. They always said that they would come together and form Steel Knights Investigations after all the swords had been found. The perfect first case for Steel Knights Investigation is to probe into Faith Goodson’s, Goody’s grandmother’s, unexpected death.
Another delightful book and the beginning of an amazing series by Delta James.

Prophecy: (Masters of Valor)

Absolutely lovely to follow Gabe and Anne to the New World. Learning more about Gabe’s friends is something that I’m looking forward to!

Reluctant Retiree

We’ve assembled the other swords. Are you with us?

That message changed everything. Reminding me of an oath I made years prior. An oath I am honor-bound to fulfill.

Many years before, my team and I were pinned down by the enemy, hunkered down in a cave trying to make it through the night. An apparition appeared with an unbelievable prophecy about four swords.

“It must not fall into the wrong hands. Those who would turn it to evil would have little trouble defeating the weapons of your world. You are Warriors of the Light. The other three swords, Caliburn, Clarent, and Arondight, will find you. The swords are charged with the powers of light and darkness. Take care that they do not fall into the hands of the Lady of the Lake.”

He gave me one of four remaining swords from the Knights of the Round table, Courechouse. It has hung dormant on the wall over the fireplace in my Soho loft until recently.

We made an oath to honor the prophecy when and if it came true. The unbelievable has happened and it is time for us to take up our swords and meet our destiny.

Prophecy by USA Today Best Selling author Delta James is the thrilling prequel to the Masters of Valor series.

Rhonda Hicks
5.0 out of 5 stars giddy with anticipation
Reviewed in the United States on March 12, 2022
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Coming straight off the heels of "Masters of the Savoy", Delta James has continued the magic with her first book, 'Prophecy', in a brand new series called "Masters of Valor". We follow Gabe and Anne as they leave England and immigrate to the Eastern shore of the United States where they and three of Gabe's military buddies intend to fulfill a solemn oath they'd taken when on a mission in the Middle East. The groundwork has been laid, the property bought, and secrets have been shared. What Fate and Ms. James have in store for these four men has me giddy with anticipation. I can't wait.
5.0 out of 5 stars 4.5 Stars!
Reviewed in the United States on March 13, 2022
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So excited about this off shoot of the Masters of the Savoy series. A short intriguing prequel, that provides a good deal of information. It can easily be read in one sitting.

I don't think you would have to read Masters of the Savoy series to enjoy this one. But, I do think if you pass on it, you will be missing out on some pretty entertaining reading.

I enjoyed getting to revisit Gabe and Anne, while being introduced to a group on new characters in the US. 4.5 stars for this one.
	Marlene D.
5.0 out of 5 stars A prequel to a new series by Delta James
Reviewed in the United States on March 9, 2022
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In this prequel, Gabriel Watson and his wife Anne leave London and the Savoy to go to America, having purchased Sage Matthews house in the Outer Banks. He had been in contact with the former members of his regiment who have found their swords formerly owned by knights of the round the reader gets a peek into the men and what they may be up against...
Cheralyn R. Quinn Army Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars NEW BEGINNINGS PROPHECY
Reviewed in the United States on March 5, 2022
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Here we learn how Gabe and his friends learn about the swords as Sir Percival gives him his!! We follow Ann and Gabe to South Carolina's outer banks to Sages old home and the beginnings of Steel Knights Security!! It is fast paced and I can't wait for the next book y'all!! You need to read this it's that GOOD !!!!!!
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