My Chat with Tyndal!

Hello and welcome!

I was surprised by today’s guest and I can’t wait for you to meet her. Read on!

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Special delivery, a muffled woman’s voice sounds through the door.

A moment later there is a knock that sounds like it was done with the toe of a shoe. Does it make sense? No. But I am beginning to get used to things like this, it comes from being associated with M.A.

I open the door and a gorgeous blonde shoves a huge bouquet of fragrant yellow roses into my arms as she breezes through the doorway.

So glad I didn’t have to do that twice. You have any idea how bulky a could dozen roses are? Not to mention the other gifts that were sent to you from those who know you at home.

Gifts? Others? Who? What? I don’t understand.

I don’t need to say a thing.

I am Tyndal, and I know you haven’t met me yet, but I have heard a lot about you.

Actually, I grin as I bury my nose in the flowers. I have heard quite a lot about you in the past, and I expect to hear more about you in the future.

Which is why I came to see you. I want to clear this up before any of it begins to take place. To have that happen, we have to light a fire under M.A.’s butt or she will never get anything done. Any ideas?

I watch, as Tyndal seems to have taken possession of my home. She reaches into the cupboard and pulls out the largest vase I possess, even as she motions for me to bring the flowers to her. It only takes her a few moments to prep them to go into the water. As she puts the finishing touches on the placement of the blooms, she adds,

Rhys picked these from our garden only this morning. It is why they smell so good and look so fresh. He said they would fit the theme and you would love that.

Theme? Theme for what? I still haven’t found my voice. It doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought you would like these.

Tyndal hands me a box that has to weigh no less than five pounds. I open the top and a golden sheet of film floats into the air. Inside the bottom is layer after layer of truffles nestled in golden wrappers. Have I ever mentioned how much I like truffles?

I look up at Tyndal as she places the vase on my cluttered table, and as she turns to pick up a stack of white boxes that are tied in tiered fashion together.

Without missing a beat, Tyndal continues to talk as she pulls the bow that keeps the packages in place. She then pulls several plates out of the cupboard, and places each of the contents of the boxes onto their own platters.

Lemon meringue tarts. Lemon slices, Lemon chiffon cake, and not to be outdone, Lemon cheesecake with a blueberry garnish. The girls thought you would like a few treats. And yes, they can be frozen if there are too many.

I finally gather my wits enough to speak, I am overwhelmed. To be honest, I thought that now that the Daughters of the Valley Trilogy is over that I wouldn’t be hearing anything more from the other side.

Who said anything is over?

Tyndal asked.

Well, I assumed, since it’d been forever! I exclaim.

As Tyndal helped herself to a bottle of cold water, she waves a forefinger at me and replies,

Never assume. Nothing is over. In fact, now that the boys are home, things are just beginning to warm up. I have to admit, they are some of the most broody men I have had the misfortune to hang around with. They weren’t that way when they were here. Well, maybe Lucifer was, but he has taken his frustration to a whole new level. I swear, that man needs to get laid. But there is hope for him, as you will find out when M.A. gets caught up with her backlog. You really need to ride that woman’s butt to get her motivated. The ‘Sons of the Valley’ will never get written if she continues to mope the way she does.

Tyndal looks at her watch and sighs,

I have to run, it was nice talking with you. Do you mind if I take the bottle with me? Thank you, and see you again, perhaps next year. Or, if I can’t make it, perhaps I will send Lucifer… that should be lots of fun… black roses, dark chocolate truffles, Devil’s food cake.

Tyndal laughs, and moments later she is gone. Behind her she leaves the fragrances of lemon pastry, Yellow roses, and expensive chocolate.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

Tyndal hails from ‘Tyndal’ a novella from the the ‘Daughters of the Valley’ series by M. A. Abraham.

As Angelika’s godmother and a member of an organization called “The Angels”, Tyndal has followed in her family’s footsteps in the outside world. Their place is to make the world a better place to live. Her time to continue her work has come to an end. In helping Angelika Leanne return to her home world, she has made a deadly enemy, one that will do whatever it takes to learn her secrets.

When Tyrus receives news that Tyndal has been injured, he goes to her rescue, his friend, Rhys, follows him. To Rhys’ surprise, he falls in love with the woman he is about to meet. They, however, come from different worlds. Or do they?

Read Chapter 1 here.

Daughters of the Valley series by M. A. Abraham.

If you have not read them, you should. If you missed my chats with my BBFs from the series, check them out here.

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Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review: 5 stars

I was so excited when I heard that Tyndal will be getting her story as I fell in love with her character since she appeared in the ‘Daughters of the Valley’ series.
The author didn’t disappoint in giving Tyndal the take-charge-independent-fearless traits she is known for giving her heroines. I am glad she is not alone anymore, she found her mate in Rhys, but their journey to HEA is dangerous and lots of surprises, some good, some bad, are thrown their way, and the readers’ too 😉
Will also get to know more about the Angels organization that Tyndal is part of.
I sure enjoyed the read and I am looking forward to the next adventure in the Valley and hopefully will get to meet more Angels.

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So there will be another trilogy with the Sons of the Valley SQUEEEE as my guest confirmed and here is a small excerpt from her book that made me think there will be more.

“Did you think your people were the only ones with secrets? Those you will be privy to are not only going to shock you, but make you question what you thought you knew about your world. Not everything is how it seems. Keep that in mind and know there are more hands at work here than it seems.” Lucifer told Tyrus.

“Are you talking about the underground organization of people living in the world that comes from other dimensions? If so, we have known about them for a long time already,” Tyrus informed Lucifer. “We have a connection to a few and even know that there isn’t one Angel that didn’t originate from beyond one of the portals.”

Lucifer grinned as he commented, “Someone has been talking.”

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of ‘Tyndal’ to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on Monday, March 28, 2022 after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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

Audiobooks to listen to: The Hunter and the Heiress

Hello and welcome!

I was so happy to be back in Claire Delacroix‘s Blood Brothers world. I just finished book 2 in the series, The Hunter and the Heiress. I hope you give it a chance, reading or listening to it.

Nothing could be further from Amaury de Vries’ expectations than joining his half-brother’s company of mercenaries, in the wilds of Scotland. A knight and a champion at the joust, he expected to inherit a holding – until the man he has known as his father revealed a terrible truth, and disavowed him. Left with nothing, Amaury rides to Kilderrick, where he loses his heart to a beautiful noblewoman in the forest. A practical man, he knows he has no right to court the lady, but when she is abducted, Amaury follows, determined to fulfill his knightly duty by aiding a damsel in distress.

Elizabeth d’Acron has been a pawn and a prize, pursued for her father’s wealthy holding, and wants only to be desired for herself. Seized again, she vows she will surrender to no man – even the handsome knight who comes to her rescue. And truly, there could be no one more vexing than this confident yet inscrutable man, so concerned with duty that he could be wrought of stone. But Elizabeth soon learns that she can trust Amaury to defend her at any cost. She does not expect the seductive fire, awakened by his touch, much less his conquest of her wary heart – but has she fallen in love with a man whose affections are already claimed?

Snared between duty and passion, Amaury finds himself beguiled by the lady who challenges his every expectation, but knows he has little to offer her. But when Elizabeth is threatened by a former suitor who will not be refused, Amaury risks his all in her defense, hoping it will be enough. But can he intervene in time? And will love alone convince Elizabeth to place her hand in his for all time?

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review:

Story – 5 stars
Performance – 5 stars

So happy to be back in this world. Amari really surprised me and I should have known the author will not let him be what he appeared in the first book. I loved his conviction of doing the right thing even if it is not what he planned and Elisabeth didn’t make it easy on him. At times I wanted to smack them both for not speaking out and only guessing what the other felt. Lots of twists and the author didn’t let me guess who was the real villain as usual. Loved, love, loved the ending! So happy I could burst!

Timothy Campbell is on my ‘eargasm’ list from the first book, and he really outdid the last one. Looking forward the next one, hopefully soon.

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About the author

Bestselling and award-winning author Claire Delacroix has published over seventy novels and novellas. Her first book, Romance of the Rose was published in 1993. She is USA Today and nationally bestselling, and her medieval romance, The Beauty, was her first book to land on the New York Times List of Bestselling Books.

Claire Delacroix is a pseudonym used by Deborah Cooke for her historical and fantasy romances. Deborah also publishes contemporary and paranormal romances as Deborah Cooke and has written as Claire Cross.

Check out the website for more info and links to social media.

About the narrator

Tim Campbell is an award winning actor and singer who lives in Los Angeles, CA. He works primarily in audiobook narration and voice over and has narrated hundreds of titles spanning almost every genre. He has won or been nominated for almost every major award in the audiobook industry, including most recently a 2018 Audie, a 2019 Audie (nom), a 2019 Voice Arts Award, and several Independent Audiobook and Audiofile Magazine Earphones awards. Career highlights include Moby Dick (Brilliance Audio), Labarynth (Catherine Coulter), The Phantom of the Opera (Brilliance Audio), The Joe Dillard Legal Thrillers (Tim Campbell/Audible Studios), The Unhuman/Inspector Hobbes series (Findaway), The Mountain (HighBridge) and various short stories and novellas by Neil Gaiman, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Mary Shelley, Rudyard Kipling, HG Wells, Jules Verne, Ken Liu, Helen DeWitt, and many many others. He lived and trained in the UK and Germany, narrates as both an American and a Brit, and has studied performance diction in German, Italian, French, Spanish and Japanese, and Latin. He specializes in accents, dialects, and character work and holds three degrees in theater and music as well as graduating from the esteemed two year Great Books Colloquium of Pepperdine University.

In his other, musical life, Tim sings regularly with the LA Master Chorale, Los Angeles Opera, and in studio sessions for TV and Film. Highlights include principal ensemble in Candide at LA Opera, Courfeyrac in Les Miserables at Fresno Grand Opera, Jud in Oklahoma with Cabrillo Music Theater, and Anthony in Sweeney Todd with Pacific Opera Project and singing on the soundtrack for Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker and films such as Creed 2, Venom, and many others.

Check out the website for more info and links to social media.

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In case you missed it, check out my review for the first book in the series, The Wolf and the Witch.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Together We Stand – anthology – preorder now!

Hello and welcome!

I would like to share a preorder that is for a great cause. I hope you will order and share so lots of funds are raised and the goal is met.

All proceeds from the sale of Together We Stand will be donated to the Red Cross to provide relief to the people of Ukraine.

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The pre-order price is US$0.99, which will rise to US$4.99 on the release date of August 24, 2022.

Get ready to experience tales of horror, loss, persecution and unfair struggles, leading to new lives, new romances and, most importantly, well-deserved ‘happily-ever-after’ endings.

The project was launched with the following mission statement: “We are the ones who walk barefoot through hell, making it out the other side with nothing left except sheer will and a whole lot of grit in our pockets. By losing everything, others hailed us as beacons of hope. Our journeys were by no means glamorous. Each of us left an important part of ourselves behind so that we might start anew. We are the survivors. This is our chance to grab happiness by the horns and make it our own.”

Readers are advised that the works may contain descriptions of MM/FF relationships, as well as potentially triggering situations.

Authors contributing to the anthology –

C.A. King

JA Lafrance

A.L. Morrow

AM Cosgrove

Katia Kozar

TL Mayhew

C.L. Collier

A.N. Waugh

Ryan Grey

Rose Bak

Jordan Leger

A.M. Roark

KL Fast

MK Moore

Zorha Redwolf Edwards

Emery LeeAnn

Pandora Snow

R.G. Angel

Skye Callahan

Crystal St.Clair

M.A. Abraham

Merrie Destefano

Jodi Fahey

Sky Purington

Tricia Daniels

Cedar Rose

All proceeds from the print and digital sales of this book will be donated to organizations providing relief to the Ukraine. For more information about the Together We Stand project, visit the website.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Lyndy

Hello and welcome!

I am chatting with my first BGF from the Kaleidoscope Hearts Volume 4.

What is your full name?
Lyndy (Loftin) Heller

Do you have a nickname?
Lynd or Lyn

What is one word best describes you?
Honest

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Green T-shirt and jeans

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Absolutely

What makes you laugh out loud?
My sisters Scarlette and Poppy

What is your favourite dessert?
Anything sweet. I have a bit of a sweet tooth

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee

What is your greatest fear?
Loosing the ones that I love

What is your favourite colour?
Purple

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Night gown or nothing

What is the perfect romantic date?
Going to the falls behind the castle with my husband Luca.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very and everywhere

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Outdoors by the waterfalls and it reminds me of Luca

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, my husband Luca

What is one word best describes him?
Buff

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Opalla was my debut book. And there are four books in the series.

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Lyndy hails from Blizzard of Love by Jennifer Daniels.

Driving home from her twelve hour shift in the ER, Hazel Thomas can not see a thing. That is until her ex, Trent Maxwell pulls up behind her. Will she ever escape the storm ranging from the weather or the one from her heart?

JENNIFER DANIELS lives in Upstate, NY with her husband and son. She enjoys spending time with her family, fishing, camping, kayaking, and being on the water. Jennifer is a former nurse and for several years was very active with her local volunteer fire and rescue department. She is a paranormal/fantasy junkie, loves to read most things in those genres and is a binge-watching Hallmark Channel fan. Writing was never on her radar until her son shared with her that he wanted to write a book. So, together they began and that was when Jennifer decided to give it a try on her own. And that was how the Opalla Series was born.

Get your copy FREE at – Amazon US – Amazon CA – D2D for a limited time.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

My review
Blizzard of Love” by Jennifer Daniels is a short, sweet 2nd chance love story. No angst, no tears and sometimes we need just that. – 4 stars

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Lord Grant

Hello and welcome!

Meet one of the heroes from Kaleidoscope Hearts Volume 4. Read on to find out who he is 😉

What is your full name?
Lord Grant Langston Henry Ashworth

Do you have a nickname?
I better not have

What is one word best describes you?
Oh, my dear, one word could never describe me.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A black, high thread count, wool tuxedo, immaculately starched white silk shirt, gold cufflinks, and a smile.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She did her best. Honestly, though, do you think any writer portrays their characters the way the characters want?

What makes you laugh out loud?
Watching children playing.

What is your favourite dessert?
Decadent chocolate cake filled with fresh raspberry jam.

What is your favourite drink?
A very dry, very aged Krug champagne.

What is your greatest fear?
Being forgotten when I die.

What is your favourite colour?
The color of my love’s hair… cinnamon with a touch of gold.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Come now, do you actually think I will reveal this?

What is the perfect romantic date?
One where I can surprise the woman I love.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not, but I am a good tickler!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The forest after a good rain. Reminds me of my grandfather’s pipe tobacco.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
The way she carries herself. I guess you could say her confidence. Her smile. Her ability to put others at ease.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, I most certainly do.

What is one word best describes her?
Ravishing

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
This is only the beginning of my story. Since my writer saw only a photo and formed this short story, I have so much more for her to share. It may be awhile though.

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Well what do you think? Would like to meet him? I hope you will.

He hails from They Danced All Night by Grace Augustine, a new-to-me author.

A thirtieth birthday filled with dancing and surprises.

Editor and internationally known author, GRACE AUGUSTINE, was raised in Montana. Her hobbies include music, acrylic painting, container planting, and old romantic movies. She resides in Iowa and is the mother of two adult sons and an adorable feline.

Get your copy FREE at – Amazon US – Amazon CA – D2D for a limited time.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

My review
They Danced All Night” by Grace Augustine is a short story indeed, so much potential. I am left to imagine how Grant and Annabelle managed to keep their relationship a secret. I would have liked to know a little more about them and maybe a glimpse into what comes next. – 3 stars

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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