My Chat with Ilénè … and Kestriel?

Hello and welcome!

I had plans, but as usual the Elves had other ideas… see what happened earlier today 😀

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I look up from my editing as a knock sounds from my door. Before I have time to respond, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen saunters through the doorway. Wait a moment… I locked that door. This tells me it is another of MA’s characters, which should be interesting at the very least. She is an Elf, I can tell by the pointed ears and the number of weapons she carries like so much jewelry on her. She has dark hair that falls in waves down her back and past her waist, her complexion is luminous, her lips are full and red, her body is firm and toned with curves all in the right places. And she is dressed in some sort of uniform, or at least part of one. This tells me she is definitely a Dark Elven Elite Warrior.

My mystery guest looks at me with a sultry expression and, in a voice that I would kill for, asks. Enikő?

I let the husky, full-throated sound flow through me with appreciation before I answer. I am Enikő. I can tell this woman is used to being in command by the way she quickly takes over.

I am Ilénè, my guest announces in a matter of fact tone, then adds. I have a gift for you. A few friends and I went shopping. We also had something special made up for you. I think you are going to like what is in the box.

Ilénè walks into the room with a rolling gait that I know would make most men’s eyes immediately focus on her hips, and I quickly begin to clear the top of my desk. I get the feeling that anything liquid or breakable better get moved out of the way fast. I am right. I barely manage to get this done when Ilénè places a big box on the top of the desk and over any other paperwork I hadn’t been given time to gather. I hope nothing gets mixed up amongst the papers, especially the manuscript I was working on. The pages of the book under the box aren’t numbered and if they get mixed up it could be a nightmare to figure out.

The moment Ilénè drops the box on my desk she looks at me expectantly. I look at the large garment box, then at the excited gleam in Ilénè’s eyes and ask. If I untie the ribbon, will something pop out at me? I know from reading about Ilénè that she has a fun loving personality. She also hangs around with questionable characters, mainly the Eagle Claw twins. This means anything can happen.

Ilénè chuckles, and promises, This is not a practical joke.

I notice that the bow on top is as much for decoration as anything else. The cover of the box just slips off of the bottom. I place the top of the carton to the side and see what looks like half of a ton of white tissue paper inside of the bottom half. Alright, so I exaggerate a bit, but not by much. It doesn’t take me long to notice that there is a smaller box in the middle. I open it to find a pair of red stilettos. They are gorgeous, but I will kill myself if I ever try to wear them. How do girls walk in them? Give me Birkestocks or barefoot is even better. I look further into the box and then pull out a red costume. I figure it must be a costume, either that or someone forgot to pack part of the outfit into the box.

Ilénè laughs joyously as I look for more pieces to add to the clothing, then speaks. There is no more. We heard you were planning to take a trip to our lands and wanted to make you feel welcome. To do this, we have made you an honorary Dark Elven Elite Guardian. Welcome to the group.

I stammer. I don’t know what to say. Thank you doesn’t seem quite enough to cover it.

A moment later another knock sounds and Ilénè calls out. Come in if your nose is clean, stay out if it isn’t.

An Elven male walked through the doorway and I feel my knees weaken. He is blonde with hair that is every bit as long as Ilénè’s. He is wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and braiding. He is also drop-dead gorgeous.

Ilénè smiles, as the man stiffly walks into the room and she bursts out in laughter at his awkward movements. Enikő, meet my Life Mate, Kestriel.

I smile as I greet him. How do you do, Kestriel. I know he is a High Elf, so I figure I need to be a bit more formal in my greeting.

Kestriel nods at me in acknowledgement, then turns his attention to Ilénè. What did you do to my pants? They are so stiff they threaten to crack if I try to bend. I also can’t get them off.

Ilénè’s smile widens, as she replies. I am not sure. Cambria gave me something to help hold the creases in place.

Kestriel looks at me apologetically, then bellows at Ilénè. Do you have any idea how uncomfortable this is?

Feigning innocence, Ilénè responds. I would have starched them for you, but you weren’t happy about my efforts when I starched your last bit of laundry.

Kestriel grouched. Those were my shorts. I may be wearing that rash they gave me for another week.

Ilénè looks so pleased with her handiwork, as she agrees and asks. Would you like me to kiss it better?

Kestriel suddenly stiffens visibly. Then, with a nod, he picked Ilénè, slung her over his shoulder, and headed for the exit. As he moved forward he bade me farewell, but I could tell his mind was on other things.

Ilénè smiled as she waved goodbye, as she hung upside down across Kestriel’s shoulder, then called out. I will tell Cambria you loved your gifts. In the meantime, I believe I am being taken away to receive my just punishment for deeds I plan to work harder to improve upon. Ilénè then winks.

As the door of my office closes, I can hear Kestriel’s hand connect with Ilénè’s leather clad rear. It is followed by Ilénè’s shriek, then a giggle.

I look down at the red leather outfit that I am still holding in my hands and wonder that it is still there. The same uniform looked stunning on Ilénè, but …

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I hope you enjoyed the ‘chat’, I know I did 😀

Ilénè and Kestriel are from THE WARRIOR, book 4 in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham.

Ilénè is a Dark Elven Elite warrior of repute, one who knows her worth. She has led her father’s elite squad for the last one hundred years, but she is getting tired of the constant drill. She has decided it is time to settle down and have a family. The question is with whom?

Kestriel was raised in the way of the ancient High Elven people, and he serves as one of the Guardians of the Empire. It is an honour and one he appreciates to the fullest. He has no intentions of soiling his hands on an Elven female of questionable repute. Until he meets Ilénè.

The moment Kestriel meets Ilénè, he knows he has met his Life Mate. The trouble with this is that he grew up with the impression that it was the male who should be the aggressor in a budding relationship, not the woman. What is a poor Elven Dragon shifter to do?

My review: 5-stars
I loved Ilénè ever since she appeared in the series. A warrior I admire not only for her skills but the way she treats her close friends. Kestriel was a surprise, a High Elf mated to a Dark Elf? I had to read this story. His patience is what made me love him, she puts him through his paces. They find their HEA, but not without a few bumps. 5-star read as usual, the author puts her signature twists in at the least expected times.

You can read chapter 1 here.

I know you will enjoy it too, I hope you will give the series a chance.

There will be a 3-day event on Facebook to celebrate the release of The Warrior, come and join in! Follow the link. Awesome author and narrator spotlights on August 14 and 15. On August 13, M. A. Abraham will have contests and games from 12pm to 8pm. There is also a Rafflecopter Giveaway ending in 2 days, so make sure you enter.

To celebrate the brand new release. Ms. Abraham is giving away an ebook copy of The Warrior. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments after 3pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

NEW RELEASE – Together We Stand Anthology

Hello and welcome!

Great stories for a great cause!

Genre: Multi-Genre Romance for Charity

Release Date: August 1st, 2020

Cover Design: Geri Glenn

Model: Cassia Brightmore

Photographer: LJ Photography

As the entire world is impacted by COVID-19, a group of talented Canadian authors and authors with Canadian roots have come together to bring you short stories in multiple genres, each one surrounding essential workers.

All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to a Canadian charity that provides relief during the pandemic.

Join 30 True North authors and allow yourself to be captivated from a social distance.

AMAZON    iBOOKS    KOBO    NOOK

ENTER GIVEAWAY HERE

Geri Glenn USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy bikers and the strong women that bring them to their knees.

C.A. King USA Today Bestselling Author. Bringing fantasy worlds to life one word at a time

Cameron Allie – Author of warm and fuzzy romance

V.J. Allison Small town romance with a twist

Cassia Brightmore – Dark romance author of twisted characters you love to hate

AW ClarkeSpeak softly, ride loudly, write with passion

M. Jane Colette – Flirty-funny-filthy love stories for people who think too much

Allison Cosgrove – Author of murder, mayhem and love

Tricia Daniels – Award winning author of love stories beyond the limits of time

Carey Decevito

Gillian Jones – Author of romance that sometimes hits you in the feels

Andrea Joy – Makes naughty look so good

Jean KelsoLiving between the pages with lots of love. Live everyday, love hard, and laugh lots

Bethany-Kris – Unapologetic romance

JA LaFrance Author of sassy, strong women

C.J. Lazar

Sue Langford – Empowerment/realistic romance – empowering real women in the real world

K Logan – Love on the water

Leah Negron – Author of chaos and  havoc, romantic suspense, and edge of your seat thrillers. Where chaos comes with a price and everything you can imagine is real

Lorne Oliver – Author of Faryn Steel thriller, Alcrest mysteries, Sgt. Reid series killing people with no apologies

DD Prince – Author of dark, dangerous and deliciously addictive romance

Jennifer Rose

Crystal St. Clair

P. Stormcrow – Sexy romance that twist the tropes and challenge the norm

Kadian Tracey – Interracial stories with a plus size twist

J.M. Walker – Stories worth losing sleep over

Scarlett Wells – Romances to get lost in 

Tracy Willoughby – Reader with a dream

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My Chat with S. Hamil

Hello and welcome!

Today I would like to introduce you to Sharon Hamilton‘s ‘twisted’ sister. When I read that first time in her newsletter, it made me crack up.

Please welcome S. Hamil!

Do you have a nickname?
LOL. I once had a boyfriend who called me “HotLips” from Mash. Yes, I admit to being a little sexually repressed growing up in a conservative church-going household. I wasn’t allowed a lot of things. When I began dating, well, let’s just say the whole world opened up for me. I think I have the Minister’s Daughter syndrome.

What is one word best describes you?
I’m driven, compassionate, care about people and my readers, love exploring emotional trails and shadows, looking for clues. I’m curious, positive, and never want to act my age.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I guess clothing mishaps, unintended circumstances happening to people who try to control everything… Just daily little things that make me smile. I don’t like bullies, big mouths, braggarts or insincere people. It hurts me if I forget someone, but even something painful can cause me to laugh. Like someone falling down in the cafeteria at school, spilling their lunch. That almost made me pee. (Don’t ask).

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of fresh, red roses. I love So. African lilies, lavender, vanilla and the “cotton” scent in air fresheners.Favourite place to spend time in.
I love bustling coffee shops. Love bakeries and donut shops (the smell), love movie theaters and sometimes I spend all day trying to see as many as I can! Love buttered popcorn. I love live plays and musicals, love the symphony, art galleries and cruising. I especially love the long ones that go across the Atlantic.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
BDSM and anything too graphic when it comes to women’s pain or children being raped. No way. I don’t care if it’s true or not. Not in my library.

Writing! What started it?
My house burned down in 2008 and I was put up in my apartment for 18 months. My husband had to stay at the house because of our animals. After 40 years almost of marriage, I was suddenly alone again. I watched all the TV I could stomach, then read until I got tired, and then started to write. And I never looked back nor went back to my previous job again.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
Interior Decorating, I’d own a nursery, I’d be a permanent author-in-residence on The World ship. A beachcomber and searcher of shells.

Audiobooks! What started them?
Amazon actually helped and paid for my first one, helped show me the process.

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
True Love Heals In The Gardens Of The Heart. I believe in true love, and that it brings out the best in us all, and it heals powerfully.

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
Women who want to escape, who also want to celebrate heroes, either dark beings who do good things or military heroes. This applies to both pen names: S. Hamilton and Sharon Hamilton.

Why the switch / the new name?
My Amazon page was getting so stuffed with SEAL books, which require a different branding, that the paranormals were getting sent to page 3 or 4, so readers were never seeing them. Not everyone comes to my website to look over what my series are.

So, I added S. Hamil as a primary author, and thereby created a separate Amazon page so readers could see other books my paranormal readers bought. Not just the SEAL books.

I’ll always continue to write SEALs. I’m not giving up one to do the other, but I’m asking for help in building up the other. They are such distinctive genres, that I wanted to give them a little wall of separation. And I didn’t want to fool readers into thinking they had to re-purchase my books when they already had bought them before. So S. Hamil was created!

What is next in your writing?
I’m doing a billionaire bachelor SEAL, I’m also writing a rom-com older SEAL, more Silver Fox SEALs, and spinoffs from my original SEAL Brotherhood series. As S. Hamil I have another series I want to launch: Paranormal Warriors, former SEALs immortalized. Coming 2021. Will be my first big venture into this.

Paranormal Warriors? Oh that sounds so good, I am looking forward to plunge into the new world. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule and chat with me.

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Well, there you have it. Hope you enjoyed and will give the Amazon page a like and do check the website out. Lots of interesting things to see and read. The blog posts are entertaining too.

If you missed My Chat with Sharon Hamilton in 2015 (wow that was a long time ago), check it out here.

Here are the links where you can check out the books and follow Sharon Hamilton and her ‘twisted’ sister!
LOL still giggling over that one

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All books are available in audio format too, so if you like to listen then head to Audible, you will love JD Hart‘s smexy voice whispering in your ear 😉
A few audio codes are available for the PNR series audiobooks, UK and US, so make sure you request it in your comment and I will pass along your interest.

To start you on your reading journey, two lucky readers will be gifted by Ms. Hamilton, one signed book each, winner’s choice from either “The Guardian Series” (except the newly released “Redemption” not in print or audio yet) or “Golden Vampires of Tuscany Series”.

The winners, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, August 3, 2020. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Quinn

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to introduce you to a new BBF I acquired recently.

Please welcome Quinn!

What is your full name?
Quinn Connelly

What is one word that best describes you?
You’d probably suspect as a vamp I’d say bloodthirsty. I’m a Biological vampire, which means I’m half human, but the vamp is dominant. I’ve lived for a few centuries. Every new life I’ve created for myself, changes me. As the owner of Vyro Creek and living as a rancher, I’d say the best word is ‘intense’.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
When I’m working at Vyro Creek, I wear trousers and stovepipe boots. It’s a throw-back from the 1800’s while working on the Transcontinental Railroad. But don’t get me wrong, I like my Wranglers. Yet, if a woman prefers I wear nothing, I love to make her happy.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Natasza envisioned a hero cross between the Witcher and Cullen Bohannon from “Hell on Wheels”. Gritty, harsh, but has his compassionate moments.

What is your favourite drink?
That’s a loaded question for a Vrykolakas, what humans commonly call a vampire. (Grin)

What is your greatest fear?
The Second Blood rebellion is gathering steam. There have been others in the past, but this one is far more serious. Vamps don’t normally fear much, but humans, let alone my favorite human, is in serious danger.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
I don’t sleep. My mind is on other things when I’m in the bedroom, and it doesn’t require clothes.

What is the perfect romantic date?
My brothers and I choose to live among humans. In practice, our kind doesn’t date, but when I met Ariana, she ignored me. Sure, I could have swept into her bedroom at night and taken what I wanted the old-fashioned way. But times are changing, and they’ve changed for my species as well. Unwittingly, Ariana demanded my attention and respect. I had to have some ‘alone time’ with her and suggested we take the horses out for a ride on her ranch. Let’s just say things got intense when an unexpected microburst forced us to seek cover. That was the first time she learned what I was and the true meaning of erotic pleasure.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
For a Biological vamp as old as I am, I’ve come across many pleasing scents. But without a doubt, Ariana stopped me in my tracks. Initially, I restrained my instincts to satiate my thirst. Unless you’re immortal, it’s hard to describe what the rich, intoxicating aroma of blood smells like to us. For my species, it strikes us similar to the peak of sexual release to a human.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’ve learned over the centuries that beauty doesn’t mean much. The Vrykolakas dens satisfy the darkest desires for males who don’t have wives or blood slaves. And I’ll admit that I, like others of my species, have ventured inside the walls to relieve my instincts. But I’ve learned the depth and passion of a woman is a huge turn-on and only human females possess this quality.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Ari Holland and her two friends bought the neighboring ranch to Vyro Creek, which belongs to my clan. My initial interest was to protect her against the vamp rogue attacks that increased in our backwater town of Saguaro Gulch and across Arizona. Yet, something odd happened when we met, and it changed everything.

What is one word that best describes her?
Committed. To her ranch. She’s not afraid of hard work, but she tried to accomplish the impossible task on her own. She doesn’t want my help, but I give it freely because I want her to succeed. The closer we become the more I realize, I want to spend eternity with this woman.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Arizona Lightning is Book One of the Vyro Creek Series. Arizona Thunder will be out shortly, followed by Arizona Squall. Readers will find the depth of the True Blood Series; the passion of the Black Dagger Brotherhood saga, and the suspense of the Dark-Hunter novels rolled into one. Natasza’s goal is to immerse readers in a new world of tension and romance.

Thank you Quinn for chatting with me and I am looking forward to read what happens next. I hope you and Ari will figure out a way to get your HEA. Knowing Natasza’s other works, I am sure she will 😉

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the chat as mush as I did and you will give Quinn a chance to steal your heart as he did mine.

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As he mentioned, his story is the Arizona Lightning, book 1 of the Vyro Creek Series by Natasza Waters.

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Three women fed up with the hustle of Los Angeles take a leap of faith. They land in a world of rebellion and immortals. The first, they can do without, the last, they can’t resist.

Ariana, Lynn, and Tess can’t turn down the steal of a deal on a dilapidated ranch in Saguaro Gulch, Arizona. The moving boxes are barely unpacked when visitors drop by. Three immigrant brothers from Ireland own the neighboring ranch named Vyro Creek.

While Tess and Lynn are infatuated by the bachelors, Ari isn’t as overwhelmed by the rugged cowboys with cut jaws and piercing blue eyes. There’s something distinctly unsettling about the oldest brother, Quinn Connelly.

After nightfall, a ruckus in the decrepit barn sends Ariana to investigate. When the threat is gone, so are her memories of the predator.

The desert is a rough and parched landscape. But Ari and her friends learn it’s not just the wildlife that’s hot and thirsty.

My review: 5 stars

I have to say I was surprised, and excited, when I saw Ms. Waters was releasing a paranormal book. I love her style of writing and I knew this one will be good too. Reading this story is not just reading, but getting immersed in a world that is old but new at the same time, with a new twist that made it into something exciting. I could not stop, read well into the night, needing to know what happens next. Quinn is lovable despite his sometime stubborn attitude, and he met his match in Ariana LOL those two can make fireworks. I wish they would make up their minds and see that they belong together. The story has an almost cliffhanger ending, but not really. Love the world building and how the layers are revealed slowly throughout the story. I can’t wait to read the next one.

Check out the trailer…

Buy links – Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • iBooks • KoboB&N

To learn about all the books, and keep in touch with Ms. Waters, follow the links.

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My Chat with Mike

Hello and welcome!

This chat has been in the works for a while and I am glad that I can present it to you today.

Please welcome Mike!

What is your full name?
Michael Edward Murphy

Do you have a nickname?
Just Mike but sometimes my family calls me Mikey

What is one word best describes you?
Wow. I only get one word…? Humm… I guess I’d have to say driven. I’m driven.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m a personal training so most of my clothes are workout clothes. Right now I’m only wearing swim trunks since I just got out of the pool.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yeah, I think she did well. I was a career driven, single guy who worked a lot and had some serious issues with my family. Now I’m happily living with the love of my life and I’m a dad. I’ve also reconciled with my family.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My daughter. She’s truly funny and I love hanging out with her. Some of the things that comes out of that kid’s mouth. She surprises me with her cleverness every day.

What is your favourite dessert?
I’m not a huge fan of sweets. I usually eat fruit for dessert, but if I had to pick, it would probably be strawberry shortcake.

What is your favourite drink?
I drink a lot of water, but when I need a pick me up, it’s coffee. When I’m taking the night off and need an alcoholic beverage, it’s usually beer or fine whiskey.

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve lived through losing the love of my life and losing my brother, I’m not sure there’s anything I can’t handle. But to lose Rachel again might kill me, and now, the thought of anything happening to my daughter scares the hell out of me.

What is your favourite colour?
Green.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Boxers usually or boxer briefs only. I see no reason to wear much else to bed.

What is the perfect romantic date?
That’s a good question. I don’t think I’ve given this much thought. I guess it would have to be hiking the hills with my girl and a healthy picnic lunch. That’s a great day in my book.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I refuse to answer this question. No one should ever try to tickle me.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I really like citrus smells. Orange, lemon, lime. They’re refreshing and clean smelling and remind me of summer.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Usually, it’s her eyes that first catches my attention. I also love a nice smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do. I’m back with my high school sweetheart and I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

What is one word best describes her?
Despite what we’ve been through, I’d have to say honest. Don’t let the title fool you, Rachel is the most honest person I know. She also deserves two words. She’s honest and kind.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
This book is the last in a series. If a fourth book is written, it’ll be next year and will probably be Rebecca’s story. She’s Emily’s best friends from Accidental Lies.

Thank you Mike for taking the time to chat with me. I hope there will be a next book.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat.

Mike is one of my book boyfriends from the Accidental Love Series by Dana Mason.

His book is the ‘Accidental Secrets‘.

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She’s been hiding something from him. Until now…

Her
He was my childhood sweetheart.
Then it all went wrong, and my mom tore us apart.
Ever since then, I’ve kept my secret.
I haven’t had a choice.
Fourteen years later, just thinking about him makes my stomach flip.
I still remember his citrus smell, the way he used to gently hold my hand.
And then…it turns out he’s living in the same damn town.
But he’s not the Mike I remember.
He’s dark and dangerous, covered in ink.
He’s completely and utterly mouth-watering.
His whiskey-colored eyes blaze as he catches sight of me.
And it’s just a matter of time before he finds out the truth….
The question is, will he forgive me?

Him
She was my ride or die.
And she left without even saying goodbye.
Left me with nothing but a broken heart.
Since then, I’ve struggled to get close to anyone.
It’s pathetic – who else clings to their high school love?
And then, all these years later, I see her.
But Rachel’s not how I remember.
Her wavy, raven hair frames her sexy sea blue eyes.
Her perfect hourglass figure has curves in all the right places.
She’s pin-up girl hot. And I refuse to let her get away this time.
Next thing, we’re in suite 108.
I’m unbuttoning her blouse, tasting every inch of her.
She’s screaming in pleasure.
She’s begging for more.
Everything’s perfect.
Except for one thing…
She’s hiding one hell of a secret.
And when I find out what it is, do I have it in me to forgive her?
Or will I be the one walking away without a goodbye this time?

My review – audiobook edition – 5 stars

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WOW I thought the last book was so good, I love Drew, but… this one stole the limelight. Ms. Mason, my heart broke and mended again, to repeat the process again and again. I love Mike and the way he loves Rachel. Her story broke my heart and her mother reminds me of a family member that caused so much heartache UGH I did let loose a few choice words while listening in the car LOL
A well deserved happy ending for the 3 of them, left me grinning. Another great story in the series, my fave for sure… until the next one that is… I hope there will be a next one.
Ms. Navarro is on my ‘eargasm’ list and she does this story justice. Love listening to the voices she gives to the characters and how she gives their emotions life.

I found this series through Ms. Kelsey Navarro. Thank you Kelsey ❤
Check out Kelsey Navarro’s website,  FacebookTwitter

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If you missed the chat with my other BBF from the series, Drew in ‘Accidental Lies’, check it out here.

Author Bio

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Dana Mason started writing about ten years ago after being overwhelmed by a story that wouldn’t let her sleep until she wrote it down. The story, Dangerous Embrace, was published in 2012 and won Best Mystery/Suspense from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards in 2014. Dangerous Embrace is the first book in her Embrace Series. The second book in the series, Precious Embrace, was Runner-Up for Best Hero from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards that same year. Her third book, Broken Embrace, was awarded Best Indie Book in 2015 in the Romance Category.
Dana loves turning your worst nightmares into happy endings. She lives in Northern California with her husband, children, and her writing companion and mighty protector, Mia the Chihuahua.

To see Ms. Mason’s complete backlist, and keep up to date, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi – websiteFacebookTwitter • Goodreads

Tell me, do you believe in 2nd chances?

One lucky reader will get all 3 ebooks of the Accidental Love Series, courtesy of Ms. Mason. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, July 13, 2020. Good luck!

Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Together We Stand – Anthology Cover Reveal

Hello and welcome!

I am happy to be part of the cover reveal event. Together We Stand Anthology – Great stories for a great cause coming your way soon. For now here is the cover! TA DA

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Genre: Multi-Genre Romance for Charity

Release Date: August 1st, 2020

Cover Design: Geri Glenn

Model: Cassia Brightmore

Photographer: LJ Photography

As the entire world is impacted by COVID-19, a group of talented Canadian authors and authors with Canadian roots have come together to bring you short stories in multiple genres, each one surrounding essential workers.

All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to a Canadian charity that provides relief during the pandemic.

Join 30 True North authors and allow yourself to be captivated from a social distance.

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About

Geri Glenn – USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy bikers and the strong women that bring them to their knees.

C.A. King – USA Today Bestselling Author. Bringing fantasy worlds to life one word at a time

Cameron Allie – Author of warm and fuzzy romance

V.J. Allison – Small town romance with a twist

Cassia Brightmore – Dark romance author of twisted characters you love to hate

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My Chat with Lucifer and Westmancott

Hello and welcome!

Oh I have something that will delight you… and probably puzzle you too 😉

Read on to find out why.

I rush through the entrance of my home and notice a pile of mail sitting on the stand. Probably bills and a package is my first thought. Do I want to look at them? Do I just ignore them? I better not. This means I am going to crack the seal on the box first. I look at the return address and squeal. I know who sent me this and it will be chocked full of goodies. Did I ever tell you I love books? Audiobooks? Well, I am.

I check out the rest of the pile. Flyers. More flyers. A few envelopes that I place into a pile off to the side. Then I noticed one that doesn’t fit with what I usually get in the mail. It is a heavy, cream coloured envelope. There is even embossing on it and it is closed with sealing wax that bears the crest of an Angel in the centre. I grin as I think, “Aren’t we fancy.” I can even tell whomever addressed the missive did so with a fountain pen. I am in love already. I look closer at the stamp of the Angel and notice the letter “L” in the middle. It is a pity I am going to have to break this seal to see what is inside.

Written on a heavy cream vellum sheet that I draw our from inside of the envelope is:

You have been granted an interview
with the Angel Lucifer and Wm. Westmancott.
We will arrive on May 17, 2020 ,
at precisely 7 pm.
Thank you for the invitation.

I glance quickly at the clock and groan as I curse the postal services for taking forever to deliver this. I only have an hour to prepare. What is even worse, I have to really think to remember who these people are. When I do, it sends me diving into my closet.

Three quarters of an hour later, I walk into my studio. At precisely the given time, I hear a solid rap on my door. Showtime. I brace myself, open the door, and my jaw drops to the floor. Standing before me are two handsome men in the most amazing suits I have ever seen. One is slightly older, the other looks to be approximately thirty.

Enikö, I presume. I am Lucifer, The younger man speaks with an accent that has a hint of British hidden in its depth. This gentleman is Wm. Westmancott. I believe you were curious about his work.

Remembering my manners in time, I smile then welcome them. Please come in. Can I get you anything before we begin? Coffee? Tea? Water? Something a little stronger?

That would be nice, Wm. Westmancott replies. Do you happen to have some bourbon on hand?

The high-class British accent flows through his lips so smoothly, I can tell is has been cultivated especially for dealing with the finest in the land. It takes me a few moments, but I eventually find a small bottle of bourbon I must have rifled from somewhere in the past. I mean like really, who drinks bourbon?

Water will do for me, The man called Lucifer answers.

As the two men find a seat, I get their drinks and sneak glances at them. You just have to love a man in a suit, especially when they fill them in so nicely.

While I serve their drinks, I ask. So Mr. Westmancott, what made you decide to become a tailor?

I enjoy my work. I believe there is nothing more presentable than a well dressed man. Wm. Westmancott states.

I could not agree more. I understand you made the suits for the gentlemen in ‘Angelika Leanne’. I prod.

It paid well.

Have you ever made a suit for a woman? I couldn’t help but wonder.

A few times, but it is not my specialty. I am not often approached by women to create for them. Wm. Westmancott answers.

Your work is exquisite, I reply with unfettered admiration. Do you mind if I touch? My hand automatically strays towards Lucifer. Damn, but that man is drool worthy.

Lucifer laughs as he comments, I thought that was meant for our tailor and his suit, not mine.

I blush slightly, but refuse to voice my thoughts. His is the better fit. Instead I comment. You were closer. Granted, I had to cross the floor to make it seem that way, but who is paying attention. Right?

I am not as available, Wm. Westmancott states with a grin. He knows Lucifer doesn’t like being touched.

No one asked you for a commentary, Lucifer snarls.

All of this because I was curious about the fabric? I wonder.

My pardon, Enikö, Lucifer replies. I am solitary by nature.

Grouch by character, Wm. Westmancott snorts.

And ready to cancel my orders from you if you keep it up. Lucifer states.

As Lucifer speaks his phone rings and he answers. A moment later, he looks at me, bows and apologizes. We must leave, I have an emergency. A good friend of mine is in trouble and needs help. Another time perhaps. One without the tailor.

Wm. Westmancott gives me a wink and they are gone. I am left standing there wondering what just happened. I didn’t get the chance to ask any of my usual questions. But Lucifer did say here will be another time.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. As it happens with MA’s characters, they side-tracked me. Maybe next time… when I get Lucifer to myself 😉

The two hail from the Daughters of the Valley series by M. A. Abraham.

If you have not read them, you should.

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The last one releases May 20, 2020 and I cannot wait for you to read it.

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Angelika moved to the land beyond the portal when she was only sixteen and has lived with Tyndal for four years. She has been successful, but misses her people as well as her home world. Despite this, she is happy in her work.

With the intention of bringing Angelika back home to the Valley, Ravel and his brother, Rafe, journey to the outside world. She is needed at home, it is time for her to take her place in their society. It is Rafe’s hope that he will catch her interest and return as his wife. It is, however, not to be, as with one kiss, Ravel realizes that she belongs to him. He will fight anyone that gets in his way, even his brother. How can he get her to come back willingly though?

Forced to go to Ravel’s help, Angelika’s family travels to Tyndal’s home and the fun begins. It takes the female members to track her down, and then, much to the dismay of the men, they decide to indulge in their idea of having a good time before they leave for home. The problem with this is that it does not involve the men. How are they to not only find their wives, but get them to go home peacefully after they have been allowed to run wild in this world?

My review: 5 stars

Being Merika’s granddaughter and Teryka Rose’s daughter, Angelika Leanne inherited many of their qualities … and faults too LOL Stubborn is high on that list, but in a good way. She stands for what she believes in and does everything to realize her goals. She finds her HEA too but poor Ravel is put through the wringer, as many men of the Valley were before him. Got to see the characters from previous books make an appearance. Tyndal had a big role in this book, she is one of my fave BGF from the series, I hope she gets her story too.
A great finish to the trilogy, M. A. Abraham took me on an adventure that spans three generations in two worlds and makes me wish I was in the Valley too.

I heard that there will be another trilogy with the “Sons of the Valley” SHHH it is a secret yet 😉

Read Chapter 1 here.

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of ‘Angelika Leanne’ to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on release day after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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KaLiCon game

Hello and welcome!

This post is for a contest that will be announced at 10am EST during ‘Elven Games 2020’ held by M. A. Abraham at the KaLiCon Virtual Event. Hope to see you there.

The Tantalarian Run

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Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate. Lots of authors, games, prizes and live readings.

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KaLiCon 2020

Hello and welcome!

If you follow my blog and seen my posts, you know I love going to book signings. Unfortunately because of the existing situation, they are cancelled for the foreseeable future. So I was excited to see that KaLiCon will be held, but in a new innovative way.

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A Completely FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
KaLiCon is a Canadian event with a twist, gathering lovers of books of every genre together to bring books to life!

For more info check out the event page on FB.

Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate.

Here are the authors attending, doing take-overs, live chats, and lots of games. Of course I will be there too, helping M. A. Abraham out with the Elven Games, although we will not have the ‘audio chairs’ or ‘pin the tail on Andress’, but we have good imaginations, will have you laughing and running around in no time 😛

Check the links, maybe you will find something new you like to read.  Lots of my fave will be there too, those ones have ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Looking forward to discover new ones to love, I have a few I have my eyes on already.

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NEW RELEASE! Darkness Rising anthology

Hello and welcome!

DARKNESS RISING IS LIVE!!!

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Light can be found in the darkest of times.

Witches, Vampires, Fae and more fight back against the dark magic and mythos threatening their worlds in this limited edition collections. 20+ stories from bestselling and award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance authors!

Own the dark! One click your copy of this limited edition anthology before it’s gone forever!

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Authors are Becca Blake, Koko Brown, S.C. Stokes, Jennifer Ann Schlag, JJ King, Maya Daniels, Jess Reece, Tempi Lark, Rachel Rawlings, Emmy Gattrell, Jayelle Morgan, Cayce Poponea, Zoey Indiana, Tiffany Ransier, Carly Marino, Mimi Milan, Dylan Quinn, Rosie Wylor-Owen, Shannon McRoberts, Emily Cyr, Scarlett Kol, James Ransier, Caia Daniels, and one of my faves and the reason I bought this anthology C.A. King.

I love anthologies because I find new authors that can become a favourite. It is waiting for me on my tablet, will let you know what I think.

Give it a chance. Enjoy!

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