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It is a beautiful spring day and I am out for a walk when I notice a man heading my way. My mind immediately takes note of his appearance. So shoot me, I have eyes to see, and they are definitely enjoying the view. This is male nature at its finest, considering the age of the subject. 😉 He is wearing a suit too, have I ever mentioned that I love men who are dressed well? Well, it is true. He is what everyone calls a silver fox, and he wears the look so well.
As we approach each other on the sidewalk, he smiles at me. I return his smile and he stops. With a slight nod, he addresses me… I like him even better as his voice is rich as hot chocolate and slightly accented.
Good morning, Eniko. I hope you are enjoying your day so far.
I stop. How do you know my name?
A twinkle in the man’s eyes accompanies his comment. I was told you would be the prettiest lady I will find outside enjoying the weather. I knew you the moment I saw you.
I chuckle. Are you flirting with me?
I couldn’t resist. My name is Ranish, you might have heard of me. I am Kaina’s uncle. I thought it might be a good idea to come and tell my story before the book is released so that I am not blamed for leaving her alone for all of those years.
I really don’t want to go inside, as it is such a beautiful day. I definitely have heard of you. In fact, I have read about you.
Ranish smiled as he offers me his arm in a gentlemanly fashion, so we can walk together. I know where there is an outdoor café not far from here. Allow me to get you some coffee, and perhaps something sweet to go with it.
I accept. You have a deal. I mean, what can it hurt, right? We are in public, in the open, so what is going to happen beyond us getting coffee.
I looked for Kaina for a long time before I found her, Ranish began. “It bothered me that I couldn’t find her, yet something kept nagging at me that I was missing someone important. In the beginning I thought it was my sister, Mysteria. You would have had to know my sister to understand why I loved her so much. Mysteria was more than beautiful, she was magical. Her laughter could brighten up the darkest day, and she loved life to the fullest. I totally understood why Trace fell so hard for her. Our people tend to do these things when we meet our mates, but Trace was so in love with his Mysteria he could hardly think straight. Their love knew no bounds, their sons were their pride, and to have a daughter about to be born to them was a dream come true. Unfortunately, they never got to live it. I can’t say I was too surprised to learn that my sister told her daughter to seek vengeance though. Mysteria, for all of her beauty, charm, and spirit could be like that. It was the Dragon in her. It is a part of our natures.
That is why Kaina acted like she did?
Ranish laughed, as we reached the café and found the perfect table waiting for us as if he had reserved it. Kaina is her mother’s daughter in every way possible. Beautiful, with a bubbly personality that reminds me of sparkling champagne. I couldn’t love her more, but she is stubborn. Our Kaina took her mother’s instructions literally and shut those who would have helped her out. That is now ancient history, for it happened a long time ago, but inside of Kaina, that person still lives. Woe betides anyone who would hurt one of hers. And we love her all the more for this, because we are Dragon, and this is the way we are.
Ranish motions towards a server and he appears moments later with the most decadent espresso coffee and the deepest, darkest chocolate cake I have ever seen. I am in heaven. How did he know? We enjoy our lunch, if you can call it that together in silence after this. When we are finished, Ranish rises, bows, takes my hand and presses a kiss to my knuckles. It is time for me to leave. Know that Kaina has finally found peace and happiness, and she is making Strafe’s life interesting. I love how she keeps him hunting. His Dragon has found a piece of heaven in his mate. We should all be so blessed.
I couldn’t believe Ranish was leaving. That is it? You are leaving me now?
Ranish chuckles and answers, You won’t be alone for long. Expect someone younger and infinitely more powerful. I bid you adieu, my lady. Until we meet again.
I hope we do, and I really do. I wave to him and feeling a bit sad.
I hope you enjoyed the chat.
Ranish is one of the main characters in Vengeance Has A Daughter, book 1 of the Drakaina Series by M. A. Abraham, releasing April 20, 2021.
She was born to right a wrong and to serve justice. Torn from her deceased mother’s womb she knows what is expected of her even before she takes her first breath. Her quest for vengeance starts as a child and determined to see her task to the end, she acts as opportunities present themselves. She is Naranda, daughter of Mysteria and Trance, last of the Royal line of Dragon.
Strafe is the strongest of the Drakes, the bravest and the one everyone looks towards to rebuild their empire. To do this he brings Ranish to his side to advise him, for he was closest to the throne before the Royal line was decimated. With Ranish comes news of a hidden daughter of the House of Dragon, and Drakaina hiding from both man and beast to stay safe. In helping Ranish to find his niece, Strafe becomes guardian to hundreds of orphaned Drakaina that only reluctantly pay him homage. To them, Naranda is their beloved Queen, for she alone is of Royal blood.
In a bid to strengthen the power of the throne and, to do the right thing, Ranish hopes to bring these two powerful Dragon shifters together to create a lasting dynasty. Can he do it? Will they take one look at each other and see only an enemy? Or, will they find a love that has been missing in their lives since the days when Mysteria and Trance lit up the skies with theirs?
Read chapter 1 here where you can also find the BUY LINKS to preorder.
Vengeance Has a Daughter is nothing like anything the author has written before. An epic story that will have the reader immerse themselves and not come up for air until the end. A 5-star read.
Check out the trailer created by one of my fave narrators, Brian Callanan, who narrated the Tantalus Series by M. A. Abraham.
I hope you will give it a chance, Ms. Abraham created a new world that is worth exploring and I for one look forward to the next book with great anticipation.
It will be also available in audiobook format soon, narrated by the very talented Jennifer Blom. I fell in love with her voice the moment I heard the audition, she stood out from the many we received. I am glad she agreed to tell the story and will be doing the next in the series too when the time comes.
There is a release party on Facebook if interested, join here. There will be giveaways, author appearances and more.
Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter contest, there will be 3 winners for a HC book, an audiobook, and an ebook. GOOD LUCK!
To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on release day, April 20, 2021.
Until next time, happy reading / listening!