A Question of Counsel

The Republic series, #1

by Archer Kay Leah

A Question of Counsel - Archer Kay Leah
Part of the The Republic series:
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ISBN: 978-1-9992029-3-4
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ISBN: 978-1999202958
Size: 5.00 x 8.00 in
Pages: 528

Life hasn't been easy for Aeley since she arrested her brother, and her role as a political leader leaves her feeling isolated and lonely. Days before her brother's trial, she meets Lira, a quiet and modest scribe who makes Aeley want more than just a professional relationship.

When she attends the trial and leaves with a marriage contract, Aeley doesn't know what to do. She must choose one of two brothers, marrying into a family she doesn't know. Then she discovers that Lira is part of the same family—a sister to Aeley's suitors and the family's disgrace. And not at all opposed to an intimate relationship.

Except random acts of violence against her people test Aeley's ability as a leader, and a web of lies and deceit threaten not only her chance at happiness, but her life...

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Pairings: F-F
Heat Level: 3
Romantic Content: 5
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Lesbian
Protagonist 1 Age: 26-35
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Arranged Pairing, Death of Parent
Word Count: 115,000
Setting: Republic of Kattal
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Same Universe / Various Characters


Content notes, warnings, and disclaimers:

A Question of Counsel contains some explicit content, all of which is meant for adult readers.

This story touches on several serious matters, including mental health issues, domestic abuse and violence, and depictions of emotional and physical situations that could bother some readers. This includes references to the recent loss of a parent due to terminal illness, grief, depictions of PTSS/PTSD (post-traumatic stress syndrome/disorder), anxiety attacks, and the use of alcohol as a coping mechanism resulting in mild alcoholism. The references to domestic abuse and violence include psychological, emotional, physical, and verbal abuse, as well as references to exploitation.

This story also contains violent situations, a kidnapping, references to human trafficking and the trafficking of children, non-consensual touching and sexual harassment, and references to the deaths of family members. Finally, this story includes references to homophobia, bigotry, and depictions of misogyny.

Please note the story uses gender-neutral pronouns for certain characters (vem, vir, ne, they, them, their, hir, and hirself). These are not mistakes: they are the chosen pronouns of those characters.






About the Author

Archer Kay Leah was raised in Canada, growing up in a port town at a time when it was starting to become more diverse, both visibly and vocally. Combined with the variety of interests found in Archer’s family and the never-ending need to be creative, this diversity inspired a love for toying with characters and their relationships, exploring new experiences and difficult situations.

Archer most enjoys writing speculative fiction and is engaged in a very particular love affair with fantasy, especially when it is dark and emotionally charged. When not reading and writing for work or play, Archer is a geek with too many hobbies and keeps busy with other creative endeavors, a music addiction, and whatever else comes along. Archer lives in London, Ontario with a non-binary partner who loves video games, composing music, and all things out there in the vast space of the universe.