Royal Haze | Podium Audio

The Painted Daisies

Royal Haze

Book 5

By: LJ Evans

Performed by: Antonio Amato, Zara Eden

Released: November 28, 2023

Language: English

Format: Multi-cast

Duration: 13 hr, 23 min

I pledge allegiance to her and only her.
Singer and lead guitarist Nikki Rani will do whatever it takes to keep her mom and her band safe, even if it means keeping secrets about her friend’s murder. She failed her loved ones once and won’t be taken in again by a ridiculous story.
There are no fairy tales in her future—especially not with a broody stranger who’s more likely to offer heartache and pain than redemption.
D’Angelo Castelli has been raised for a singular purpose―to protect the monarchy. He’s dedicated two years to hunting the people trying to bring it down, and now he has mere days to retrieve the woman key to saving it all: Nikki Rani.
As the clock ticks down, D’Angelo makes one last desperate move to save his country and reveal a murderer. He thought he was prepared for everything. He was ready to torture, steal, and kill to defend the world he believed in.
What he wasn’t prepared for was her.
Royal Haze is the stunning conclusion to the Painted Daisies series.



LJ Evans



Antonio Amato

Lover, logophile, lexophile and linguist, Antonio has translated his loves for performing and reading into a career of storytelling. He has studied French, Italian, German, Classical Latin, a little Russian, a bit of Spanish, some Klingon, and even a semester of Ancient Greek. Antonio sang leading bass-baritone roles with opera companies in Europe and the U.S. for a decade, has appeared Off-Broadway in musicals and plays in NYC, and has voiced hundreds of characters in videogames, books, movies, TV shows, and commercials. A native of the Boston area, he is a graduate of New York University, and lives (and loves) in Los Angeles.



Zara Eden