Hello and welcome!
Today starts a series of chat with characters from the upcoming anthology Sinners and Saints, a collection of stories I am looking forward diving in.
Read on to find out how I met my first guest…
A crash of the door opening diverts my attention from the papers I am working on. I look at the open doorway and wonder how it got open. There is no one there. Not only that, but I distinctly remember locking it. This doesn’t make any sense.
As I stand to go to close the door and relock it, a dark haired, blue eyed man walks through and I freeze. My mind doesn’t though. Nor do my eyes as they slowly trace every line of his body from top to bottom. One part of my mind drools, despite the other side warning me that he could be dangerous. This is break and entry, although there is nothing wrong with the door. No, the drooling side of my brain argues, no criminal looks like this. The man’s body is made of granite and he has the face of an angel. I realize I am holding my breath and I let it out on a sigh. I don’t know whom this person is, but his body should be declared illegal. I think to myself, be still my beating heart.
The man with a body that could put a Greek god to shame crosses his arms over a well-honed chest I mentally slap my hands away from. He then drawls. I believe we have an appointment, Eniko.
Appointment? Appointment? What appointment? He knows my name, so I should have some idea who he is, right? I look closely at him and two words form in my mind, Oh my. They aren’t the right ones for the situation and I thank the Fates that I don’t say them out loud. I see the look of expectation on his face and search my mind for something to say. I swallow and manage to squeak out a question, Who are you?
Sagan. He says the word as if it should mean something to me.
Suddenly the name strikes a bell in the back of my head. We did have an appointment, but that was five months ago! I feel a touch of indignation, he might look like he walked out of a wet dream, but he stood me up for one of my appointments. He suddenly doesn’t look that good. Then he moves and I notice he is wearing leather. Damn, but I love leather.
With no regard for propriety, Sagan shrugs off my sudden shock and walks further into the room. The pants move with him like they are a part of his body. DAYUM
I was busy at that time. I had something very important to take care of. Sagan speaks as he sits down on my couch and crosses those long well shaped legs.
I inhale deeply as the scent of leather wafts through the air with his every movement. I so do love leather. Especially when it is surrounding a bitable… I mean lickable… I mean… never mind what I mean. To try to get myself under control I say. It must have been very important to have kept you busy for five months.
Sagan looks suddenly uncomfortable and then admits. I was looking for my lost love. Ele.
I give another sigh. Figures. The man is already involved, just my luck. I continue on. I am to understand by your presence that you found Ele?
Sagan smiled widely and gave a curt nod. I did and I will never allow her to leave my side again.
You could have at least sent me a message to let me know you weren’t coming. I complain. I can’t help it. The man is a keeper and when we are through talking he is going to walk out the door and I will probably never see him again.
Sagan smiles and I watch helplessly as he reaches for me to pull me onto his lap. His voice caresses my senses like the finest velvet. That is alright, fair lady. Five months ago you would not have liked me at all. I am much more civilized than I was then. But to try to make amends for my thoughtlessness, I will send you a surprise.
Only a part of my mind is on what Sagan is saying, the other part is imagining what it would be like to run my fingers through his silky dark hair and down his rock hard abdomen, I mean chest. I hope I didn’t say that aloud. Sagan gives a throaty laugh and I blush. I never blush.
Sagan doesn’t wait for me to reply. He lifts me off of his lap, and smiling widely, he says, I think I know what will make you happy. I will send you that surprise when I get home and remember to.
I ask. What if I don’t like surprises?
Sagan laughs in amusement and assures me. You will like this one.
Aaaargh… Sagan is soooo arrogant. So tell me, how can you be so sure of yourself?
Simple, Sagan replies. I am a god. We know these things. He then rises to his feet and disappears.
I give a huff as I talk to myself in the emptiness of the room. Gods are so full of themselves.
Sagan’s voice suddenly sounds in my mind. You need not worry that I will send you a god. Most of them are fools anyway.
Unlike you? Without Sagan standing in front of me to make me nervous I can be as sarcastic as I feel at the moment.
They are definitely not like me, Sagan replies. Ele knows how lucky she was that I found her. She is happy at my side.
I roll my eyes at Sagan’s arrogance, then remember how he looked in those leather pants. Alright, I admit. Ele probably does and is, I will admit that much. But he is still extremely full of himself.
I blush again as I hear Sagan’s laughter and his renewed promise. I will send you something very special.
There is silence after that and I know this time Sagan is gone for sure. I race to my desk to write everything down before I forget it. I have actually interviewed a god! My mind then lingers on how those leather pants clung to him and I sigh as a crystal vase with two-dozen perfect sunset roses appear on my desk. How did he know? The smell of leather is quickly erased by the fragrance of these beautiful flowers. I smile as I remove one from the vase and wonder what Sagan is going to send me.
Hope you enjoyed the ‘chat’ with Sagan, I sure did and I have to tell you his story is really good 😉
He hails from M. A. Abraham‘s story, The Temple, which will be part of the Saints & Sinners Anthology releasing January 12, 2021.
Ele is a powerful goddess in her own right, so she doesn’t worry about her safety as her sisters think she should. She is beautiful in ways that catches the wrong type attention. In order to keep her safe, her sisters blackmail a god from another world to take Ele into his care.
Sagan is a warrior god on his planet and every bit as powerful as Ele. He is also the epitome of what every woman thinks a god should look like. Without seeing Ele, he promises to keep her safe and keep his distance. After seeing Ele, he doubts if he can keep his word.
Cover designed by me, it is simple and I think it fits the story. Let me know after you read ‘The Temple’ 😉
You can read Chapter 1 on the website.
My review: 5 stars
A different type of story than what I am used to from the author, jokingly told her… Not bad for not having Elves in it 😛 All joking aside, it was engaging, and it has a HEA, very important! Sagan is a hero that grows on you, he wins Ele’s heart and she tames him, capturing his heart and soul. Their journey has twists and at times I didn’t think they will make it, but they do! YAY
My name is M. A. Abraham and although I write mainly Fantasy, mainly of Elves and Winged aliens, I have also released a few Historical Romances, Contemporary Romances and Sci-fi Romances.
There are times, however, when I swear the main characters have taken over my life. Perhaps it is their worlds I am attracted to.
As my website statement reads:
For those of you new to Miss Abraham’s books, give them a try. I promise, you will not regret it, and her loyal readers will agree with me.
To keep up with the series or check out the books by M. A. Abraham, check the links below.
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