I am shelving my books after receiving another box full of them from my awesome friend while listening to an audiobook when a soft knock interrupts. I frown… now what? I thought I would have the day to myself.
The chagrin I had felt at the thought of unheralded visitors turns to one of glee as I open my door to reveal two beautiful Elven men, and they have their mates beside them. Yes, I know, I mention the women second, but hey, the eye-candy is so drool worthy. Just my type, tall, good-looking, and male. Elves has such an advantage over the rest of us. So not fair.
As I smile, I tease, Hi, are you here to take me with you to the Elven Empire?
I get no answer, other than laughter, then one speaks. We came to bring some of the last Portal Sentinels home to the Empire. I am Hawk, my friend is Adriel, and we wanted you to meet our Life Mates before we left your part of the world. Please meet Caia and Thea.
I step aside and invite them in, Please, enter. Perhaps I can interest you in some tea, coffee, cake, cookies, or an adoption.
Caia cocked her head a bit as she allowed Thea to enter first and asked, Adoption?
Yes, I reply, I am an honorary Elf looking for a way home too.
Thea and Caia laugh. We understand and don’t blame you for wanting to go home. It isn’t always possible though.
Thea then holds up a bakery box and says, I was sent with a message from Gabriella. She says she will see you soon, and has sent you something you might like.
As Thea puts it down, I take a peek through the cover, Black Forest Cake.
Adriel comes up behind me, and placing an arm across my shoulders, he offers me another box. As he does, he leans over and whispers into my ear, Cherry Cheese Cakes with toasted coconut garnish around the sides, it is to die for, just as you are.
My eyes grow wide, and shoot up to him, I didn’t think male Elves spoke to others like that after they were bonded.
Caia rolled her eyes, Once a flirt, always a flirt. Don’t listen to them. They are all promise and no delivery. Well, except to us. But you know all about that.
As Caia spoke, Hawk’s expression went blank, a moment later he explains. We have to go, time is running out for us. I am sorry we couldn’t spend more time with you, leaving so fast wasn’t something we had thought to do. Perhaps we will meet again in the future.
They didn’t even leave through the door, but used a portal that suddenly appeared before them. I admit, I was tempted to jump through with them.
So what do you think? Should I have jumped after them? Maybe I could have surprised Athïan 😉
If you don’t know who these are is because their book just released an hour ago.
CONGRATS to M. A. Abraham!
They hail from Book 2 of the Elven Sentinel Series by M. A. Abraham.
As Hawk and Adriel settle into their search for two Sentinel Guardians known to be in the coastal area, they join a game of volleyball on the beach. Little do they know they are about to meet their Life Mates. They are also the Guardians they had been sent to locate and take to the Elven Empire.
Caia and Thea guard one of the last three remaining portals that allow passage from one side of the Boundary to the other. Caia and Thea know they are being hunted by an ancient foe, but they refuse to leave their posts, not even by imperial command from the emperor.
While the Life Mates begin to get to know each other, the enemy is closing in. As this happens, new information comes to light, and the services of higher powers are called in to help.
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Book 1, Earth Bonded released March 23, 2021 and is available at your favourite e-store.
As with Earth Bonded, I enjoyed reading Water Bonded too. I recommend with 5 stars. In her usual unforgettable style, Ms. Abraham brings us into the world of her beloved Elves, but with a twist… it all happens in the human world. As the Elves get ready to leave the Empire grounds (see the Guardians of the Empire series 😉 ), they have to make sure they are not leaving anybody behind and they find some in unexpected places. I can assure you, it will be an interesting, funny, suspenseful ride as Hawk and Adriel find and help the Sentinels they go to retrieve.
The series is also a part of… Romantically Seasonal, a brand new multi-author, multi-book, multi-series set! Love can happen to anyone, anywhere, and in any season. It’s Romantically Seasonal… Three amazing authors have written stories based on love for each of the seasons, but with a unique voice! Each book is a standalone with a separate releases from C. A. King, M.A. Abraham and Shaunna Rodriguez .
Until next time, happy reading / listening!