Sten & Errisa … surprise!!!

Hello and welcome!

If you are following this blog for a while, you know that I get the most unexpected visits and they are usually from one of two places, the Elven Empire or Tantalus. Not that I am complaining, far from it, I really enjoy myself every time and I hope you do too.

Keep on reading to find out what happened earlier today.

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I look up from my desk when a sudden cool wind distracts me from the edits I am working on and notice a man ushering a gorgeous looking woman through the doorway of my office. They are both wearing capes and have most of their faces hidden from view, but I can tell she is drop dead gorgeous, and he is enough to make a woman kill for possession. DAYUM the cape can’t hide his physique, but  I want to see more, much more.

Eniko? A deep voice enters my mind, telling me this is another alien from Tantalus, but there are no wings on these two.

I nod quietly and he smiles as he adds, I needed to make sure I had the right place and the right person.

The couple removes their capes and I can feel the drool collect in my mouth. I also catch the whimper that threatens to escape from my throat.

I am Sten, and this is my fiancée, Errisa he quickly introduces them both.

I can’t believe I am looking at these two. I happen to recognize them from one of the stories I read and I give a sigh of appreciation, along with a huge smile, as my mind thinks, how often does anyone get a chance to interview a merman and his mermaid Life Mate? I am talking about reality here, not one of those fake shows that you can tell have been formatted to suit the storyline.

Who sent you? Did they stick around long enough for me to thank them? Can I ask you questions? Hear your Siren voices? adding deep in my mind ‘jump your bones?’ I hope I am not rattling too much and you don’t read my mind, Boy, do I hope you aren’t reading my mind. I have never met a Siren before and I am suddenly feeling shaky.

Errisa immediately rushes to get some water for me as she hums a light song that I find soothing. It feels so good I can only wonder if she added something to the water. I turn to ask her, she smiles and speaks with a light melodic voice. I only took the impurities out of the water. You will feel better in a few moments, she assures me.

What can I do for you? I am game to offer you an assortment of services, I continue to speak without engaging my mind.

Sten grins, and I have a suspicion he has plucked the thought out of my mind where I considered a wish to jump his bones. I feel my face go up in flames and Errisa rushes to get more water, in hopes this might help my condition. Nope. But some ice might help to cool my cheeks. Sten only watches me with a grin on his face and chuckles. The cad!

I will be alright, I speak. I know it is a lie, but I have to do something, other than pretend to recover. Sten isn’t helping as he folds his arms across that incredible looking chest and continues to watch Errisa and I. What can I do for you?

We had hoped you could help us find a place where we can hide from Echoe and Vikor. They are hounding us to death. Sten explains.

I can’t help the nervous giggle that comes out of my mouth, as I remember Errisa’s sister and her husband’s actions. They still making your life interesting?

Something tells me you were told too much about what went on, who should we blame for that? Errisa asked.

I won’t tell, I replied, adding in my mind ‘Do your worst, I won’t rat out my friend.’

I see, I think we should make a little social call to our writer friend, Errisa suggested to Sten.

Perhaps she can help create a safe zone for the two of you. I add.

I can tell Sten is considering both ideas. In the meantime, I ask, Would you answer some questions? You are the first Sirens I’ve have met.

Sten frowns, as he wraps his cape back around his gorgeous body and then helps Errisa with hers. Then he comes close to forcing her out of the room. He stops, looks at me and comments, I am sure you are right, but we are leaving anyway. We have a writer to throttle… errr… I mean talk to.

Don’t hurt her, I call out. She hasn’t finished writing all the books pertaining to your series yet.

Sten stops and asks, This is important to you?

I reply, Probably to you too.

You do know she doesn’t deserve you, Sten declares.

I know, I can’t help but grin, But, she is stuck with me anyway.

As we are with her, Sten points out.

You won’t consider doing an interview? I can only hope and ask again.

Perhaps sometime in the future, Sten states, then escorts Errisa out of my office and they are gone.

In my mind I shout very loudly in hopes they hear me, That is totally unfair.

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Well, there you have and I hope you enjoyed it. I did, despite leaving me frustrated. I know, I am greedy, I always want more… more information… more time… more… more… more … 😀

Sten and Errisa hail from the Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham, their novella, THE SIREN CONNECTION will be releasing on September 18, 2018. I hope you will join them and find out how bad Echo and Vikor are, they made me so mad at times, I wanted to smack them, how much interference they ran between Sten and Errisa.

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The oceans of Tantalus are teaming with Aquarians, the dangerous, predatory mammals that feed off anything that lands in their territory. What is strange about them is that they are avoiding the part of the ocean, close to the shoreline where Trysuil is planning to build the city of learning for the future generations. His question is, why this area? What is keeping them at bay?

As the water is no place for a winged man, Kyllan turns to his friends, the Sirens. They will soon get to the bottom of this, but it will come at a cost to the Tantalarians. The Sirens take one look at Tantalus and the sight of all that water feels like home. The home they knew on Mars never called to them in the same way and they know it is time to move on.

Read chapter 1 here.

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My Chat with Cassie!

Hello and welcome!

I have few BGF (book girlfriends), usually is the hunks that grab my attention.

One of the few joined me for a chat today and we are celebrating.

Welcome Cassie!

What is your full name?
Cassie Wilson

Do you have a nickname?
I guess Cassie is technically a nickname, but no one has ever called me Cassandra. Except my mom when I was in trouble as a kid.

What is one word best describes you?
Energetic. Positive. Passionate.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m going to work at the Flatiron Five club tonight, so I’m wearing my fave dancing shoes. They’re black leather thigh-high boots with spike heels and I think they go perfectly with my little black, short dress. It drives Reid crazy when we meet again at the beginning of our story, because he can’t see exactly where the boots end. I’m going with that. I’ve twisted up my long blonde hair and painted my nails red, to match my lipstick. It’s going to be hot at the club tonight!

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes. She made me share a big secret with Reid, one I’ve been keeping for a very long time – even though I didn’t like it at the time, I felt better afterward. Lighter. Maybe it was time to let that old stuff go.
That was quite a secret, I am glad you were able to share it, I know it helps.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Reid. He makes all these one-liners, deadpan, and cracks me up every time.

What is your favourite dessert?
Something sweet and thick, like chocolate syrup, but I don’t want it on ice cream.
I like how you think LOL

What is your favourite drink?
Something fizzy – like sparkling water, or champagne.

Muscateller-glasses

Champagne is mine too, here is my fave sparkling wine, had a bottle chilled to celebrate today. Last year’s crop was pretty good.

What is your greatest fear?
It was going back to Montrose River, the town I couldn’t wait to leave. I guess I need a new fear now.

What is your favourite colour?
Red. Or black. Or both together.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing.

What is the perfect romantic date?
One that ends with great sex.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Ha! Of course, I am, but I’ll never tell where!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Fried chicken from Pappy’s in Montrose River. It used to make me think about hanging out with my friend, Tori, at my uncle’s garage and eating take-out in the summer, but now it makes me think about jumping Reid in Tori’s kitchen.
That scene is really hot!

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes. His hands. His smile. The way he looks at me.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Reid Jackson.

What is one word best describes him?
Unexpected. she winks
You can say that again!

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Some Guys Have All the Luck is book 4 in the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances by Deborah Cooke. Book 5 will be Going to the Chapel, will be published September 27, 2018 and book 6 will be Bad Case of Loving You, to be published January 22, 2019. It’ll be Theo’s book and I’m looking forward to learning more about his unrequited love. I also have the first tattoo that Chynna gave away at F5 and which launched the Secret Heart Ink series. I guess hmm I have the tattoo that proves her right, that this tattoo given on a full moon brings love to the person who wears it.

I am excited by what is coming! Thank you Cassie for dropping by, I really enjoyed your story and the chat. Maybe you can put a good word in to Chynna and she will agree to come for a chat.

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As Cassie mentioned she hails from the Flatiron Five Series by Deborah Cooke and Some Guys Have All the Luck is her story, which released today.

CONGRATULATIONS Ms. Cooke!

Adding Reid to my BBF list, Ty has competition for number 1 spot in the series now, or maybe I am taking both. Remember Ty? He chatted with me back in December 2016, if you missed it check it out here.

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Cassie has everything she wants…
Cassie Wilson’s life is pretty much perfect, with a dream job, great partners—and the freedom to do whatever she wants whenever she wants. The last thing she wants is to go back to Montrose River, the town she couldn’t wait to leave, and revisit the past. But when her oldest friend asks her to be a godmother, Cassie sees an opportunity to make a difference in Emily’s life. Maybe teaching Emily to dream big will be her legacy. Besides, one weekend in the Midwest won’t kill her. She’ll be back in Manhattan so quickly that they won’t have time to miss her at Flatiron Five.

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Reid knows what he wants…
Reid Jackson is convinced that luck has to be made. Keeping his eyes open has been the secret to his success, along with a lot of hard work. He might have come from the wrong side of the tracks, and he might have a reputation of being bad to the bone, but he’s built success after a major setback. When Cassie Wilson comes breezing back into town, Reid is ready to find out if she really is different from everyone else. Cassie is everything he imagined. She turns his expectations inside out—and shakes up his life. When Cassie decides she wants more than a fling, Reid knows he’s not the man she wants him to be—can Cassie change his mind and convince him to hope for more?

My review: 5 stars

Loved this new story, it has the usual smooth flow and the organic unfolding of the story I love in Ms. Cooke’s books. 

I really enjoyed learning more about Cassie and her past, she has quite a story. To carry that secret for so long… WOW
Reid is such a lovable guy and he came so far despite his childhood. Loved the chemistry between them, hot and sweet and real without the angst and drama so prevalent these days.

It is true in real life too, we only get to know somebody as far as they allow us to see or sometimes as far as we are willing despite having all the clues in front of us.

I can’t recommend this series enough.

Book 1, ‘Simply Irresistible‘ is on sale for a limited time.

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My Chat with Aura

Hello and welcome!

Since the book is coming out in audio format, I was thinking it would be perfect to ask one of my fave book girlfriends, Aura, to come for a chat. But how will I do that? How can I contact her? She is back in time, somewhere in the 10th century, reunited with her love, Thorn. Remember him? He was my guest here a few years back. If you missed it, check it out here.

Turns out that if wished hard enough, they do come true 😀

Read on to see what happened earlier today…

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As I walk towards my office, I can see someone knocking at my door.  She is covered in a deep, dark red, full-length cape with fur trim that is totally out of sync with our time.  It is also something I think is absolutely gorgeous.

Excuse me, I call out, as I approach the lady, can I help you?

The lady turns, looks at me enquiringly for a moment, and then smiles.  I don’t know who she is, but I smile back, mainly because the expression on her face is so filled with happiness.  I am a little surprised when she seems to know of me, calling my name.

Eniko, I am Aura, and I would like to thank you for the time you spent interviewing my husband, Thorn.  He was quite impressed with you at the time.  He says you are a real lady.  Aura spoke.

Oh Do I remember Thorn!!! 😉

I am honoured he would think so.  Please come into the studio where it is warm, I will make some tea, or would you rather have coffee?  It is cold outside.

Tea would be fine. Aura smiles wider.

I unlock the door and we enter.  The first thing I do is take her cape to hang it up… I know, but it is red, and I have to at least have an excuse to touch it.  I also find it heavy, and find that it is lined with fur, no wonder the cold wasn’t bothering her.

Aura watches me and laughs, as she admits, I did the same thing when Thorn gave it to me, it is so soft and warm.  He says he has to take care of me so I won’t try to disappear on him again, as if I would.

I want that dress! I blurt out, even as I slap my hand over my mouth to stop myself from saying the words.  Too late.

Aura is wearing a dress to match the colour of the cape.  The collar is slightly scooped from shoulder to shoulder, the sleeves are belled, there is a braided belt in black leather that winds loosely around her waist to tie in front and fall to the hem of her belled skirt.  The edges of the gown are embroidered in black thread, and it looks heavenly on her.

You have come a long way. I comment.

I can’t stay long, Thorn will miss me if I do, and he definitely won’t take kindly to my coming back to this time, but I had to at least meet you and let you know that you are thought of fondly in our home.  Aura spoke.  You would be surprised how many people take Thorn for granted amongst those that live in our time.  He is so well known for his fairness and leadership ability that he is in constant demand.  When he is gone, my world is empty, so I understand why he hates it when he arrives to find me missing, even if I am on the grounds collecting herbs for the kitchen, or teaching the children.

You are happy then? I ask, as I place a cup of tea before her.

I have never known happiness like I have with Thorn.  I would never have believed it existed before him.  He is everything I could ever want or need.  Aura admits.

What is it like to live in the time you do, after having known the luxuries of the modern world?  I wonder out loud.

You get used to it.  Sure, there are things I would like to have, but I have learned to do without. Aura states.  There are also things that I don’t miss at all, and before you think of luxuries, those I don’t miss at all.  It is a simple life, but it is ours and as long as Thorn is there for me, that is what is important to me.

There is silence for a while, and I feel the yearning building in my heart.  She looks so happy, so pleased with her lot in life.  She is also gorgeous, more than I imagined she would be, despite the callouses on her hands.  It gives me the feeling that despite the hard work, she feels she has the best of both worlds. 

As a thought runs through my mind, I grin and ask, You don’t think you could find a way to take me back with you, please?  You sound so content, so happy with your lot in life.  I think I might like to experience this too.

Aura smiles and shakes her head, even as she answers, It is not possible, nor is the life I am living for everyone.  The only thing that binds me to that time is my family, and the love of the man that prayed for it to happen to make his wish come true.  I have to admit, there are still times I have trouble with that, but I have learned to accept it.

As Aura stands to leave, I have to know one question about that gorgeous hunk of hers, Is Thorn ticklish?

Aura smiles and winks, then after donning her cape, she walks out the door.

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I wish I could have gone with her. Would you?

As I mentioned earlier, the audiobook format of Aura by M. A. Abraham was released today and I hope you will give it a chance. It is my fave standalone from Ms. Abraham’s books. Narrated by Paul Woodson, one of my fave voices I listen to with delight every chance I get, I am sure it will provide many hours of listening enjoyment. If you missed my chat with Mr. Woodson, you can check it out here.

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Aura is her mother’s love child, a living memory of the biggest mistake she ever made, and she never lets Aura forget it. Shunned by her mother, dismissed by her stepsisters, Aura drifts through life. She has little to sustain her miserable existence but her dreams. Until fate takes a hand and tosses her far into the past, a past she must learn to survive in. Alone with nothing but a couple of pets Aura learns what it is like to be on her own. She learns how to make a life for herself in a time where she does not belong. Or maybe she does.

Thorn is the right hand man of the Duke Vernon. He is a warlord, a great warrior and leader. He also has a belief that somewhere in the world his soul mate waits for him. Each day he prays for the guidance that will bring her to his attention, but when it does, will he know her? Will he accept that she is the one who is meant for him?

Aura finds a knight beaten and left for dead and she nurses him back to health. It is the first time Thorn meets her, but not the last. A year later they meet again, by then she is a favorite of the Duke Vernon because of her knowledge. Vernon wants to keep her close because of what she knows. Thorn wants to keep her closer but for other reasons. Here is the woman he has searched for, his soul mate. Can he hold on to her, or does fate have other plans?

My review of the book from 2013

5 stars loves transcends time and place

I really enjoyed M.A. Abraham’s story, Aura. It is very powerful and deep tale of a young woman, Aura, who is very unhappy due to the lack of love she craves from her mother which is never freely given. This has repercussions in her dealings with facing her soul mate. She finds him in the distant past where she is transported back in time from the cave she takes refuge from the hurt heaped on her yet again by her Mother. She adapts and grows as she did all her life, she is strong, witty, but afraid to believe that love does exist.
Thorn is a highly respected warlord, a very strong and proud warrior, also very warm and caring. He has dreamed about his soul mate for some time and those dreams come true when he meets Aura. Despite the rough beginning, their relationship blossoms into love. Makes us believe that you have to really believe in something, never let go of the hope you hold strong, and only then it will become reality.
I strongly recommend this book, it is a journey of two people who complement each other and together they are whole. A story showing that loves transcends time and place.

Here is a short clip from the audiobook

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My Chat with Chania!

Hello and welcome!

As you know I am an Elfanatic and I was the happiest when I found out that the Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham does not stop with the last book, Kings of the Empire, number 12 in the series released in February of 2017!

There is one spinoff that started in December with the release of Rising From the Ashes, book 1 of the One Empire series, continuing from where the Elven Chronicles left off. I hope you gave it a try, if not, check out my post with my review, I know I will change your mind 😉

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The second spinoff is the Guardians of the Empire series, and the first book, The Goddess, released on February 4, 2018.

My guest today is the heroine is THE Goddess 😀 SURPRISE!!!

Please welcome Chania!

I do a double take as one of the most gorgeous Elven females I have ever seen walk through the doorway and begins to pace in my interview room. She doesn’t look happy about something.

Chania?

Right now I am not so sure if I want to be Chania, but yes.

Is something wrong?

Nothing a good smack to the side of a lunk head won’t fix. Chania adds, even as she heaves a deep sign and carries on. Oh, I know I wouldn’t come here to vent, but sometimes I find men can be so close to being brain dead I can barely tell the difference.

Boy, do I know where you are coming from. I remark, even as I feel somewhat shocked by Chania’s words. Had she not bonded with Daeron yet? I thought that was a border that had already been crossed.

You would have thought that smack I gave him across his head with my Dragon’s tail would have kick started his brains, but maybe that is impossible. Chania continues to rant.

Alright, I remember that. I don’t say it, but I think, most men have hard heads.

You know what is even more frustrating? My Dragon has the hots for his, the hussy Chania snorts, belying the impression I always had that gorgeous women don’t act like this or have trouble with men.  I mean, lets be truthful here. The woman is drop dead gorgeous and probably deserves a man that isn’t up for twit of the year.

I thought all Life Mates loved their mates, doesn’t Daeron feel the same for you as you do for him?

Chania plops herself on to the couch as she heaves a sigh He is going to drive me crazy. First he treats me like I don’t exist. Then, when he notices me, he is like a heat seeking missile and yes, he is enough to make a girl want to permanently lose her underwear, but you have never seen anyone so clued out. Most men are like that, aren’t they?

Yes, they are. Don’t get me started!

My sister isn’t helping matters at all either. Of course, she has her own problems coming up, but that isn’t for a while yet. She told me to suck it up because it is already too late for me to change things. Worse thing is, she is right. How do you train a man to behave when all you really want is for him to jump your bones? Damn, but that man is hot, despite his hollow head. Chania huffs

So, what are you planning?

Payback. He thinks he is so great. I have news for him. I will see him grovel before I take him back. Chania decides

You think he will? I wonder.

Chania gives me a smug smile as she replies He will if he knows what is good for him and something tells me he definitely does.

So, what are your short term plans?

Chania grins as she softly purrs, It is time to start teaching that Dragon how to treat a lady and I don’t mean my Dragon, she would only jump on him, the tart.

Oooo, that sounds devious. Are you going to give us an insight about how you intend to do this?

With a devilish chuckle Chania replies, Well, there are a few ideas floating around in my head. The first one runs along the line of killing him with kindness.

And the other? I ask. Yes, I am as curious about this as a cat.

Well… I believe a Dragon can be starved for affection, especially if he sees something he wants badly enough. Chania grins evilly.

You think it will work?

If not, I will hit him on the side of the head with my tail again. Chania declares.

I thought you said your Dragon was a hussy and would jump his Dragon’s bones. I am trying to figure this out.

Yes, but I think I can handle her, probably better than him. Chania worries.

Why do you say that?

Chania sighs as she admits, Because brain dead or not, he is hotter than his Dragon.

Yeah, I can see where that could be a problem. I agree.

What is a girl to do?

Well…. good luck and many blessings! I wish her as she leaves, but she doesn’t answers. I hope they work it out, if Daeron doesn’t behave I could help with the smacks upside the head 😉

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat. As usual as with all M.A.’s characters, the chat didn’t go as planned, but I did enjoy it immensely because it is a surprise every time LOL

As I mentioned at the beginning, Chania hails from The Goddess, book 1 in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham. If you read the Elven Chronicles, I am sure you already know that this is going to be an awesome series. If not, I urge you to try it, you will become an Elfanatic in no time 😀 I had Daeron, her mate, pop in for a surprise visit, check it out here if you missed it. It was quite entertaining 😉

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Chania has lived most of her life in seclusion. She was placed amongst the humans that had once come to the aid of her ancestors, many millenniums before. She kept secreted by the head priestess, and revered as a Goddess by the people. She knows she is not what they think she is. She is an Elven Princess in hiding, and content to stay that way.

Daeron is an Elven/Dragon shapeshifter, who has served as second in command of the Guardians of the Elven Empire for a long time. He comes from a long line of Kings, and has proven himself worthy of his position of life. He is a proud, noble, Golden Dragon, when he is not an Elf. He is not so pleased with the sudden match making ambitions of his leader though, especially when he has been singled out to be mated with one of the leader’s daughters. He is not about to give in without a fight. He will not be used in this manner, not by anyone.

Captured by her father’s guardians and forced to his side, Chania, learns her fate. She is no happier about their upcoming nuptials than Daeron. They recognize the Life Bond they share, but under the circumstances, refuse to allow it to dictate their future. Can they fight an attraction that no Elf has ever been able to deny?

Read Chapter 1 on the author’s website.

Here is Daeron, Chania’s Life Mate. He is on the inside cover of the ebook.

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My 5-star review
Elves AND dragons? COUNT ME IN! A 5-star start to this new series that takes us into the Elven Empire in the far future. Ms. Abraham’s fans of the Elven Empire Chronicles will really enjoy this new era. Despite being a grouch, I liked Daeron, well… most of the time, he behaved really bad for a few but he got knocked-off a few pegs by his Life Mate, Chania, a feisty one that put him thru his paces and made him work for everything. Great secondary characters, I am looking forward to their stories too.

To give you a taste of what is coming, here is the cover for The Princes, book 2 in the Guardians of the Empire series, it is Chania’s sister, Serena and her Life Mate, Theiron, who is Daeron’s brother.

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One lucky reader will receive an ebook copy of THE GODDESS from Ms. Abraham.  Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm on Monday, February 12, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Faye

Hello and welcome!

I can’t wait to introduce one of my newest book girlfriends… yes I have those too 😉 What did you think I have only book boyfriends? In the book, world I swing both ways 😛

Now that I shocked you well enough, please welcome Faye 😉

What is your full name?
Faye Black

Do you have a nickname?
Yes. Fairy.

What is one word best describes you?
Unfuckwithable.
LOL I know … and the guys know that too, it is funny to see how they are going out of their way not to piss you off 😀

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black skinny jeans, crop top and boots.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes, I do. Although I’m sure there is much more she could tell.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I like dry, sarcastic humour. I like to think I’m pretty hilarious myself. 

What is your favourite dessert?
Chocolate brownies.

What is your favourite drink?
Coke.

What is your greatest fear?
To lose my family.

What is your favourite colour?
Black.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A silk nightie.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I don’t need any fancy shit. Just Dex.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I tell everyone I’m not ticklish at all… but the truth is I am, under my feet. Don’t tell anyone.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Dex’s cologne.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
I think when you look at someone and feel that chemistry and connection, nothing beats that.
So true

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, the love of my life.

What is one word best describes him?
Badass.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes. The Wind Dragons MC series! All of the books are out now, but I do make an appearance in Seducing the Defendant
Oh that is the 2nd book in the Conflict of Interest series, the series is on my TBR list.

Thank you Faye for chatting with me, please say hello to everybody for me.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. I invited Faye not only because all the hunks in the series are so yum that I could not choose, but I also love her, spunky and hilarious with her comebacks. I am so glad she got the better brother, Dex is a sweet man, lovable, despite his sometimes rough alpha tendencies.

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I met her first in Dragon’s Lair, book 1 in the Wind Dragons Motorcycle Club series by Chantal Fernando and she plays an integral part throughout the series.

When I found my boyfriend cheating on me, I did something stupid.

Or should I say, someone?

Because of that mistake, I’m now stuck in a world I don’t belong in.

I’m a law student. They’re criminals.
He’s the Vice President of a MC. I’m a good girl with strict upbringing.

He’s my ex-boyfriend’s brother.
And I’m screwed.

It is not a dark romance and I enjoyed it a lot. I listened to all the audiobooks, the 6 full novels are available on Audible (part of the Romance package) and the short stories are only available in ebook format, and they are on my Kindle. You can read my reviews for the audiobooks here under ‘seelk’. Narrated by the talented Eva Christensen and Sebastian York, it would be hard not to fall in love with these stories and their characters. I hope you will give them a try.

To learn about all the books and keep in touch with Ms. Fernando, check out the website,  the social media links below and if you chat with her, say hello from me 😉

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My Chat with Phoenix

Hello and welcome!

My guest today is a firecracker I met recently, she is petite, but don’t get on her bad side. She doesn’t take any BS from any overbearing men LOL love her for it.

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Phoenix Grace McKay. Ooops, Phoenix Grace Valenti. I forgot I’m married now.

Do you have a nickname?
Yes, Phe.

What is one word best describes you?
Definitely outgoing.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My favorite pink Barbie shirt, black skirt, and hot pink heels.
Those are gorgeous, let me take a picture.

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Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I think Nicole Garcia did an absolute PHE-nomenal job describing me to a T. She gets me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My best friends Gio and Josh. Although, most of the laughs are at my poor husband Nico’s expense. But, we’re family so it’s all in good fun.

What is your favourite dessert?
Butter pecan ice cream. Or fresh fruit.

What is your favourite drink?
Orange juice.

What is your greatest fear?
Being alone.

What is your favourite colour?
Pink of course.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nico’s old college t-shirt from like a billion years ago. Don’t tell him I said that.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Nico and I have had many of these. I love when it’s just the two of us snuggling on the couch watching horror movies for hours.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m very ticklish, everywhere. My stomach, my feet. Nico loves to torture me by holding me down and tickling my neck with his beard.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of Nico’s cologne. It doesn’t really remind me of anything, it just makes me tingle all over.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His hands. I love a man with big strong hands.
Me too…. soft, limp hands UGH shudder

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Boy, do I ever. My house is always full of people. Besides my amazing husband Nico, I have three beautiful children; Domenico Jr., Bella, and Apollonia Grace. Triplets sure keep you busy. Then there’s Gio, Josh, and my ex- bodyguard Derrick who is also a permanent part of our family.

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What is one word best describes him?
What one word describes Nico? I have to say loving. That big grizzly bear of a man may seem hard on the outside, but he’s all soft and gooey on the inside. He has the biggest heart of anyone I know.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes! There are going to be four more books in my series and Nicole also tells me there will be a spin-off series as well. Though she won’t tell me who it will be about. Hmm, maybe she knows I have a big mouth and will wind up telling everyone. I’m not a very good secret keeper. Unless I have been sworn to secrecy.

What I can tell you about the Decadent series is we will get to meet Gio and Raven, Raven’s best friend Mercedes, one of Gio’s friends Rafael, and I really hope Derrick will finally give in to Josh’s advances because we all know there is a definite chemistry there.

Oh I am so excited, I was hoping will get to see Gio find his HEA, also Josh gets Derrick. Now that is a yummy picture LOL

Thank you Phe for spending time with me, hugs to the triplets and say hello to the guys.

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed our chat.

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Phe is the my book GF from Decadent Dreams by Nicole Garcia. I listened to the audiobook and really enjoyed it, a 5-star story. Read my review here. Great story, a mix of sweet, suspense, LOL moments and hot scenes. Loved the overall feeling this book left me with, content.

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My dreams haunt me. I feel as if I am falling into a pit of impending doom, but even that has not prepared me for the roller-coaster of emotions that flood over me when I’m near Phoenix. I have to keep my distance from her. I need to. It’s the only thing I can do to keep from getting hurt again. Staying away from her proves to be a much harder task than I could have ever imagined. She’s not only my assistant, but she’s half my age. She gets under my skin and irritates the shit out of me, yet one smile, one laugh, and I’m melting into a puddle at her feet. Falling in love with her is a bad idea, a very bad idea, because she just may be the one person who breaks my heart for good this time.

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Nico is my boss. He’s demanding, bitter, brooding, and a downright bully at times. But, all that doesn’t deter me from him at all. I can see the kindness and compassion in his eyes. I know the secret he’s keeping from everyone and why he’s so guarded with his heart. I don’t care about his secret, nor do I care that he’s twice my age. What matters is the undeniable attraction we feel for each other. If only he can just let go of the past and see what’s right in front of him.

Due to strong language and sexual content, this book is not intended for those under the age of 18.

To learn about all the books and keep in touch with Ms. Garcia, check out the links below and if you chat with her, say hello from me 😉

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A new release is coming on November 30, 2017 that I am looking forward to called  Delivered Through the Storm. Check it out!

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One lucky reader will receive an ebook or audiobook (winner’s choice) of Decadent Dreams, courtesy of Ms. Garcia. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, November 13, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Lilith !

Hello and welcome!

Oh you will love the awesome guest I am chatting with today. I met her a few years ago, but now she is back to tell her own story. She is gorgeous, funny, sweet and sassy and I love her so much. Check out the chats with other characters from the series here and here.

Please welcome Lilith!

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What is your full name?
Hi everyone, I’m Lilith Dale, High Priestess and Moon Goddess. It’s a pleasure to meet you all and thank you, Ms. Eniko, for coming to Nevada today.

Do you have a nickname?
Yes, and like most of my friends, Ms. Eniko, you can call me Lil.
I have to confess, that used to be my only nickname, but just recently, I seemed to have acquired a few more.
One, my brother gave me. It’s actually a road name, Sunshine. It’s not as tough as most of the bikers I met, but I think it suits me. The bikers think its for my sunny disposition, but little do they know I can actually blow them all up, which kind of puts a fun spin on the saying, blowing sunshine out your ass. I can literally make that happen, so I’m kind of bad-ass myself.
The next names are from Samuel, he calls me Lily-girl, Lily, or Flower. As a witch, lilies and flowers have many meanings. Sam doesn’t know this, he just likes the names because they are sweet and that how he sees me. How could I not fall for that.
The last few names are from Lazarus, and let me tell you, when he calls me Little Dove, Bird or Gem, it makes my heart flutter. But when he calls me his Goddess, phew, I need a fan because that is serious panty dropping stuff.

What is one word best describes you?
I think my brother nailed it with his nickname… Sunshine. Don’t you think?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Oh, this is one of my favorite style dresses from the fifties, a black rock-a-billy dress with a puffy skirt. It has a teardrop neckline with a red bodice, to showcase what nature gave me, of course. I paired it with a red belt and matching Mary Jane shoes.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Oh, my, yes! I know I can be complicated at times, but Ms. Maguire did a terrific job of showing my personality without it coming across as too snarky or crazy.
I don’t think you could be snarky or crazy, even if you tried. But I like your sass… and your sense of humour.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I love a good comeback or tease, especially if it’s directed at me. I mean, if you can’t laugh at yourself then you need to get off your high horse. People are just to darn serious these days, light up, I say!

What is your favourite dessert?
Well, I know Ms. Maguire put it in the book and I don’t want to give it away. I’ll just say this, they are an old classic and so good… Darn, now I want one. I must ask Marty to bake me a batch when we get home. Goddess knows, no one in this damn desert would know how.
Oh yes I remember, love that combination…. those sound so yummy, will have to try them one day. Maybe you will share some with me next time we meet.

What is your favourite drink?
I seem to be drinking an awful lot of Jack Daniels and Coke lately. I also love a nice shiraz, and some bourbons are quite delightful too. It depends on who I’m with as to what I drink, and like the people, I have many favorites.

What is your greatest fear?
I used to selfishly fear being alone the rest of my life because I would never find true love. Now that I’ve grown up, so to speak, and have my eyes open to reality, I worry greatly for my friends and family. Our world is a dangerous place, we get challenged and threatened almost daily. If something happened to one of my loved ones… Well, I’ve already gone down that road and it wasn’t pretty, let’s just leave it at that.

What is your favourite colour?
As a witch, I am very attuned to color, it is how I view the world. Every shade holds a different meaning, picking just one shade, one color, would be impossible. I simply cannot choose one.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Oh, what a naughty question, Ms. Eniko, and rather personal. Well, if you must know, I prefer to sleep draped in the warm flesh of two rather handsome men.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A moonlit evening in the forest, laying on a blanket as we stargaze and share silly stories.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Please don’t tell anyone this but, my feet are extremely ticklish. We are talking snot-giggles, if you touch them.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love a late spring foggy morning in the forest, when the Earth is warmer than the air and it causes a mist to rise. That humid scent all around, mixing with the many smells of nature, that is home to me. As nature is being reborn from a winter slumber, so too do I feel the possibilities and new beginnings of life being reborn within myself.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
The eyes, always. They are the windows to our souls and with just one look, you can uncover so much about a male. His strengths and weaknesses, his pain and pleasure. Most importantly, if it is the right male, one who truly loves you, he will show you not only his history, but also his heart.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, very much so!

What is one word best describes him?
Him? How about them? For the first, I would say, complicated. For the second, I would say, challenging, but in a good way.
You are so lucky Lil! sigh

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?

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Yes, my book, Bequeath, is the third in the series. As for what is to come, I can’t answer for Ms. Maguire, but I will say, she isn’t close to being done with us.
We are currently still in Nevada cleaning up many loose ends, and unfortunately, making new ones. Such is the case, in our Underground Otherworld. Until we can find peace for the supernatural, I think Ms. Maguire has her work cut out for her, so I suspect you will have many more adventures with us.
I will give you a hint to the next book, September told me you all love to be teased… The title is Blessed, it takes place in Nevada, and is the story of one male, and what I hope will be his one mate because I do like her, it’s looking kind of rocky at the moment, though, but she does have a strong independent spirit LOL he’s in so much trouble and you will learn more history, even some secrets from our world, as we take you on another adventure. Oh, and I hear it’s blazing hot with scenes that would make even the Queen and her men blush. I won’t say anymore as I wouldn’t want to upset our author, she kills people for a living and I do not want to be on that end of the pen.

Oh I am so looking forward to reading Blessed. Thank you so much Lil for spending time with me. Say hello to your oh-so-yummy men, you lucky gal.

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Thank you for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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As she mentioned, Lilith is hailing from Bequeath, book 3 in The Legacy series by Marianne Maguire.

Lilith Dale has spent over three-hundred years wandering alone, in search of the answers to her past, while seeking out her most secret desire…to find true love.

Being a witch with great powers and unique gifts has made fitting in with other supernaturals almost impossible, especially when the coven’s strict rules have her doubting her every action. It’s not until Lilith finds a place at Queen September’s side in the Underground Otherworld that she finds contentment and new purpose to her life as the court’s spell caster.

But life in the court is never simple or easy…

Lilith soon finds herself on a Royal mission to stop those responsible for the brutal murders of magical beings. While she accepts the challenge given to her by her Queen, she struggles with visions that show her own death as the outcome.

Will Lilith choose to cross into the fade for the answers she seeks, and for the hearts of the two men she loves, or will she Bequeath her magic and let fate decide her future?

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Lilith is my fave female character from the series and I was so happy to hear that she will get her own book. She is funny, sassy, sweet and loyal to the core. And after all this time she finally finds her HEA with, not one, but two men, lucky gal. “Bequeath” is a great addition to the series I came to love, where we find out more who Lilith is, her powers, about the workings of the Court and delve deeper in the Otherworld. I highly recommend it and the series.

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If you are new to the series, although the books can be read as stand-alones, I recommend you start at the beginning to understand better how the world evolves and how characters get involved.

To keep in touch with Ms. Maguire give her a like and if you chat with her, say hello from me. You should like her page on Facebook, she posts sexy shoes and oh-so-yummy-drool-worthy Wet Wednesdays sigh among other sexy posts. Ms. Maguire’s Pinterest is a place worth checking out too, make sure you have your drool rag handy 😉 Check out my chat with her in 2015. I had the chance to meet her in person and in addition of writing these yummy stories, she is such an amazing lady.

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One lucky reader will get an ebook copy of “BEQUEATH”, courtesy of Ms. Maguire. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, May 15, 2017. Good luck!

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My Chat with Gertrude

Hello and welcome!

Guess who I have here chatting with me?  A lady I met a few times in her adventures with the pocket watch.

Please welcome Gertrude!

What is your full name?
Gertrude. That’s it. One name, like Cher or Beyonce. But I’ve been around since the dawn of time, so I’m the original.
You sure are LOL

Do you have a nickname?
No. I’m simply Gertrude.

What is the one word that best describes you?
There isn’t one word. People often like the word “angel” but human languages are limited at best. I’m an immortal spirit with a job to do, choose the word that works best for ye.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Well, I’ve just told ye human languages are limited, but as far as is possible, Ceci has managed quite nicely.

You have the ability to go back and forth in time. Do you have a favourite era?
I exist outside of the boundaries of time and space so I can be where and when I need to be at any moment. And as to a favorite era, oh, my precious lass, that would be like asking a mother to choose her favorite child.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Now that’s an interesting question. What I’m wearing depends more on ye then me. If ye’re reading this on a beach, I’m probably wearing a broad brimmed hat and a bathing suit under a beautiful batik cover-up. If ye’re curled up next to a fire on a cold night, I’m probably wearing a pair of comfortable trousers, a cozy sweater and fuzzy slippers. If ye meet me in a medieval market, I’m likely to be wearing a dark cloak with lots of pockets. So, ye tell me, what am I wearing?
This is what I see.

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You are shrouded in mystery and I think that is your allure. Why do you choose to appear as an older woman?
To accomplish the work I need to do, I must assume a form that can communicate with humans and appear nonthreatening. I must also be perceived as wise and believable. This form suits my sensibilities. However the variety and form ancient spirits choose to take is unlimited.

What makes you laugh out loud?
The responses I sometimes get when I offer the pocket watch to someone who doesn’t quite believe. Some of ye may remember the sweet lass who wanted me to seek the help of a mental health care professional.
I guess you can’t blame her, in today’s society we are conditioned not to believe what we cannot touch or understand.

What is your favourite dessert?
Rhubarb crumble.

What is your favourite drink?
That depends on where I find myself. I do love an exquisite cup of Chinese tea, but if it’s a warm day, I prefer it iced. Sometimes a cup of hot chocolate is just the ticket and other times an iced mocha is perfect. Of course if I am chatting with Ceci about my adventures lemon drop martinis are in order.

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Oh I heard about Ceci’s Lemon Drop Martinis and I wouldn’t mind trying it one day. I’ll have to ask her for the recipe.

What is your favourite colour?
Green. The color of trees and grass…it’s the color I associate with life.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My favorite smell is a baby’s head. It’s the aroma of new life and unlimited possibilities.
Oh I love that smell too, innocence and sunshine.

For the readers who have not met you, what is the one advice you would give them?
Keep an open mind. Be willing to listen. Don’t judge. These three simple things may open new worlds for ye.
Very wise advice!

What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
I have never been in the business of predicting the future. I will continue doing the work I was created to do and I suspect Ceci will continue to tell ye about it. I do know Ceci is revisiting Duncurra, the place where she started. Her next book will be about that young Tomas who ye met first in Highland Solution. After that I expect she’ll tell ye another of my stories.

Thank you so much for chatting with me. I am looking forward to read more of your adventures.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

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Gertrude is hailing from one of my fave series, “The Pocket Watch Chronicles” by Ceci Giltenan.

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The newest installment, “The Choice” released today. I can’t wait to get lost in the story!

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It includes two complete, full-length novels.

Sixty days in another life, another time…it’s tempting. Now the decision to accept the pocket watch is yours. What choice will you make?

Sara Wells is in Venice, preparing to leave on a fourteen day cruise to Greece, when Gertrude offers her the pocket watch.
Will she take it? You choose.

If you accept the watch, Sara will travel to eighteenth century Venice where she meets a young Scottish expatriate who owns a small ship building company. Will their love for each other be enough to overcome all obstacles?

If you refuse the watch, Sara will remain in the twenty-first century, where she will encounter a traveler from the past and more intrigue than she can pack into the books she writes.

One choice, two souls, two different happy endings.

Read Chapter 1 here.

Books 1 and 2 of the series available in audiobook format too, narrated by one of my fave voices, Paul Woodson. You can listen to book 3, “Once Found”, on youtube on the Duncurra Channel! How cool is that? Check it out!

Would you accept the pocket watch from Gertrude? I so would.

Follow Ceci Giltenan on Facebook ~ Twitter , also on her website to keep up to date on her amazing books.

Books are listed on Goodreads, and go check out the author page on Amazon and give it a like.

One lucky reader will win an ebook copy of any of The Pocket Watch Chronicles (winner’s choice), courtesy of  Ceci Giltenan. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, May 1, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Alec and Leona!

Hello and welcome!

To change things up I invited a couple for a chat, grab your coffee, tea or a glass of wine and join us 😉

Welcome! Welcome!

As they sit across from me, I look at them and think they are such a beautiful couple. I can’t wait to know their story.

What is your full name?
I be Alec Bowie, Chief of Clan Bowie. My wife be Leona MacDowall-Bowie.

Do you have a nickname?
I’m a Highlander. We do no’ do nicknames.
He calls me sweetin’, or his love. Depending on what he’s done lately to annoy me, I call him Alec. Unless he’s in trouble then I can no’ repeat in front of polite company all that I might call him.

What is one word best describes you?
Strong.
Stronger. I have to be in order to keep from stranglin’ him.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I really do no’ see why that be important.
Be nice, Alec and play along. She sighs He be wearing a dark blue tunic and black leather trews. I be wearing a green gown with pretty blue stitching on the sleeves and bodice.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
No. She made me look like a stubborn fool.
But ye were a stubborn fool, Alec. But ye have much improved since then. Leona smiles fondly at him. Alec returns her smile with one of his own. Then turning to me, she says softly It oft makes me weak in the knees, that dazzling, mischievous smile of his. 

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Derrick broke young Waldon’s arm, that was hilarious.
No, Alec, ‘twas no’ hilarious. ‘Twas necessary, but no’ hilarious. 
Alec starts to reply, but one look into Leona’s eyes is all it takes to soften his gaze.

What is your favourite dessert?
Alec looks at his wife with a devious smile.
Leona burns red to the roots of her hair giving me an inkling of what he is thinking.
Me wife’s sweet cakes.

What is your favourite drink?
Whisky.
Cider.

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve already faced it. The thought of losing me wife.
You will never lose me again.
Aye, I will no’ because I command ye never to die.
Leona rolls her eyes at him, but says nothing else.

What is your favourite colour?
I’m fond of olive green and pale blue.
Leona blushes I’m rather fond of dark brown.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Alec clears his throat before answering. My fur.

What is the perfect romantic outing?
Alec stars blankly at me
We be workin’ on that.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am a Highlander. We are no’ ticklish.
His feet.

What’s your favourite smell?
Anythin’ me wife cooks.
Alec’s soap.

When you look at a woman / man, what catches your interest?
I have no’ looked at another woman since I married Leona. And if she were to look at another man, I’d slice his throat, disembowel him, and leave his innards for the scavengers to feast upon.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Leona, and only Leona.

What is one word best describes her/him?
She be a verra givin’ person. And quite bonny. I can no’ describe her in only one word.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Suzan says there might be an entire new series spinning off from The Bowie Bride. She’ll know more in 2018.

Thank you Leona and Alec for spending time with me.

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Thank you for joining me, hope you enjoyed the chat.

Leona and Alec hail from The Bowie Bride, book 2 of The Mackintoshes and McLarens series by Suzan Tisdale, to be released April 18, 2017.

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Alec Bowie never wanted a wife. He never wanted a hearth and home. And he most assuredly never wanted to be chief of his clan. But much to his vexation, he finds himself in possession of all three.

His desire for peace and to protect his clan are stronger than his desire to remain free and untethered. He agrees to the marriage in the hopes his wife will bed him only long enough get with child then leave him the bloody hell alone.

Leona MacDowall — or Leona ‘Odd Eyes’, Leona the Witch, or Leona ‘The Devil’s Spawn’ depending on to whom you speak — is all too happy to volunteer to marry the Bowie Chief. Though the clan Bowie’s reputation as murderers and thieves precedes them, she believes life with Alec more palatable than living the rest of her life untouched, unmarried, and under the hateful rule of her spiteful father.

But nothing turns out the way they expect. Alec doesn’t know if he can keep to his original plan of leaving his wife alone after he gets her with child. Leona is beginning to suspect she might not get the happy home she’s always wanted. And worst of all, someone’s set on murdering Leona — and might just succeed before anyone’s dreams can come true.

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Ian’s Rose is available to purchase and Brogan’s Promise releases on June 27, 2017.

If you missed my chat with Ms. Tisdale you can read it here.

To read more about all her books and keep up to date with Suzan Tisdale’s news, see links below.

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Find her books at all major portals Amazon, iBooksB&N, Kobo, and Audible

Two lucky readers, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will be announced after 3pm, EST, Monday, April 17, 2017. GOOD LUCK!
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My Chat with Grandma Kate *squeeee*

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a wonderful lady who I met a while ago and she is my hero. I want to be her when I grow up 😉

Please welcome Grandma Kate!

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What is your full name?
I was born Katherine Marie Wesley, in northern Virginia in 1921. When I was twenty-two years old, I became Katherine Wesley Benedict. She leans forward, smiles and pats my hand. But you can call me Grandma Kate, dear.

The sound of movement from behind catches my attention.

This is my daughter-in-law, Bernice. She’s been kind enough to bring us tea as well as some of the wonderful pecan cookies that our Anna makes.

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Anna just dropped these off this morning, Bernice says. They’re a particular weakness of mine. She sets everything out and then nods to Kate. Bernice looks at me, laying her hand on my shoulder in a motherly way, and says, Enjoy. Then leaves the room, wheeling the cart out.

I continue with my questions… Oh those cookies are goooood YUM

Do you have a nickname?
Well… Grandma Kate is blushing My Patrick loved to call me ‘angel’. Gerald, mind you, could say ‘baby’ with such passion. She looks off to the distance for a moment before meeting my gaze once more. Now, I suppose, you could say that ‘Grandma’ is my nickname. It’s what most everyone calls me. And I must confess that of all the roles I’ve enjoyed in my life, next to wife, of course, I like being a grandmother—and a great-grandmother—the best.

What is one word best that describes you?
Grandma Kate thinks for a moment. Nurturing. Nothing is more important to me than the members of my family. Of course, not all of them have the last names of Benedict, Kendall, or Jessop. Often in life, the only family we have is the one we either are born into or marry into. Isn’t it so much nicer to decide that some of the dear souls we encounter along the way are family, too?

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Kate grins. I’m wearing a tee-shirt and a pair of yoga pants. I was just finishing up my daily exercises when Henry dropped you off. By the way, I do hope the helicopter ride from the airport in Dallas was a pleasant experience for you.
Oh yes, it was! Thank you! Henry is such a charmer 😀

What makes you laugh out loud?
Oh, any number of things. Laughter is so important. Did you know that it’s physically impossible for your body to grow ulcers and produce laughter at the same time? Trust me on this, I used to be a nurse. She pauses to take a sip of her tea. There is joy all around us, Eniko. Joy is the foundation of happiness and laughter and do you know the best thing of all? We’re each of us capable of creating joy whenever we want to. We simply have to choose to do so.

What is your favourite dessert?
I have to admit I’m awfully partial to my granddaughter, Tracy’s cream puffs. My, but she has a very fine hand with pastries and desserts, and those are her very best. I don’t indulge in a lot of sweets, but those cream puffs? Heavenly. Why, even my dear friend Grace Warner from over in Divine will come to Lusty, from time to time, to get some of those cream puffs for those handsome husbands of hers.

What is your favourite drink?
I like my coffee, and I like my tea—both what you up North call “iced tea”, as well as hot tea. I’ve been known to drink the occasional glass of wine or bottle of beer. But most usually, it’s coffee with breakfast and sometimes after supper—and tea the rest of the day.

What is your greatest fear?
I can’t say I have any real personal fears at this point in my life. Except, perhaps, for this one. I would hate for anyone in the family to doubt, for even one moment, their value, their worth or the fact that they are loved. Oh, there’s so much anger in this world, isn’t there? And not to mention a distinct lack of civility lately. Some people who feel less than mistakenly believe they can make themselves feel more important if they diminish others. But that has never worked, has it? I’m particularly proud of the fact that attitude is completely absent in my family.

What is your favourite colour?
Both of my husbands, my Gerald and my Patrick, had eyes of nearly the same shade—a soft, dreamy brown. Their eyes were, and remain, my favorite color.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Sweet girl, the romance comes, not from the what, but from the who. The perfect romantic date is being with the one—or the ones—you love. You don’t need fancy restaurants, or grand, lavish expensive gestures. You only need heart. You only need the pure desire to spend time together. Those can be moments that take your breath away! And when you recall those romantic dates, as you get older, it’s the who—and the words, the touches, the emotion in those moments that you remember.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Oh, I’ve so many! Aren’t the olfactory senses a marvelous memory bank? Have you ever strolled down a street, or entered a room, and suddenly, you smell something—and a feeling of comfort comes over you?  You don’t know why, but that aroma, that scent, seems to stir some distant, half buried memory within you.

 I love the smell of bacon frying in the morning, although I rarely eat it anymore. Even though I’ve been in Texas for most of my life, I can still recall the scents from my mother’s garden, when I was a girl. In the part of Virginia where I grew up, lilacs weren’t overly common, but my mother had two great trees that she loved dearly. She also had lily-of-the-valley planted in the shady corners of our yard. And in the spring, the two scents, combined…growing up that was my favorite smell of all.

What are the most important traits in a man?
Honesty, integrity, charity. These three, in my mind, are absolutely the most important traits any man can possess. An honest man will never lie. A man of integrity will always strive to do the right thing. A man with charity in his heart will never belittle another and will, instead, go the extra mile when and where there is need. A man who possesses these three traits will never doubt his own worth, and therefore will never belittle another person to try to make himself feel big at someone else’s expense. A man who possess these three traits will be a blessing to the woman he loves, and the children they share.

What would be the most important advice you would give women?
Know and believe that you are beautiful, just as you are. It’s not the skin that is beauty, nor is it the hair, nor is it bone structure. It’s not the weight or the circumference of your middle. All those things, at their base, are matters of genetics, really. True beauty comes from the heart. Our society puts far too much emphasis on outward appearance and not nearly enough on the light within. The greatest damage this causes is that women especially, and beginning when we’re just young girls, tend to feel as if we don’t quite ‘measure up’.

Every woman is beautiful in her own, unique way. So I say to every single woman reading this: know your own value; embrace your own beauty. Be your own champion and your own best friend.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Oh, my. That’s a question, isn’t it? Imagine my surprise when I first met Morgan—or Cara, if you prefer—and realized that she knew me so well. It didn’t take me long to understand that her intentions were for the good. She wanted to tell my story, and the stories of so many of those I love, to show women, and yes, men, that they aren’t alone in the challenges they face, or the emotions that can sometimes cripple a good heart.

She wanted to show that obstacles can be overcome, and that achieving your heart’s desire is possible. Her faith in love, in the reality of it, the possibility of it, is astounding. You only need to believe—and then step out on faith.

So yes, she’s done a damn good job so far.

I know you have so many fans in the reader community, can you tell us a little of your story for those who do not know you?
First, let me say, I’m quite astounded to know how many readers love me! That is a blessing I never expected to be mine.

 As to my story, I would have said, it wasn’t particularly unique, and yet—and going back to women and their own self-perceptions—I know that in some ways, it is. I was born in 1921, as I said, just after the first Great War. It was a transformative time. The world had not only suffered horrible losses in global battles, but swiftly on the heals of that conflict, was the first great pandemic—The Spanish Flu. That pandemic killed more people than did the war itself—estimates range from 20 to 40 million people died from that horrible disease!

With those two facts as the ‘bedding in my crib’ if you will, is it any wonder I wanted to be a nurse? And of course, after Pearl Harbor, I immediately joined the Army Nurse Corps. My mother wasn’t pleased. She wanted me to marry a socially prominent man and live a socially prominent life. I don’t blame her for that. She was, as we all are, a product of her times.

The big turn my life took happened because of the most seeming inconsequential of decisions. That decision, in this case, was attending a USO sponsored dance one Saturday night. I loved dancing, and there weren’t that many young women attending them, per se. I thought at the time that dancing with a few of our brave young men who would soon have to face the horrors of war, was the very least I could do.

Grandma Kate stares off into the distance for just a moment. Her voice takes on an almost dreamy quality. I can still hear that song. I can close my eyes, and the scene is right there before me, Glen Miller’s Pennsylvania 6-5000 performed by the local orchestra, the music slightly muted by the closed doors of the hall. I’d stepped out for a breath of air. The night was warm, peaceful. And then two men stepped out of the hall to join me—two Majors, and brothers, at that. Apparently, they’d had their eye on me, both of them, for a couple of weeks!

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Grandma Kate meets my gaze. That was the moment that changed everything, that began a series of events that have brought me here. Their grandmother, Sarah Carmichael Benedict, unbeknownst to me at the time, pulled a few strings, and I found myself promoted, and installed as the Nurse Administrator of a convalescent home in a small town in Texas with the unlikely name of Lusty. Grandma Kate’s smile grows. Oh, those two flyboys wooed me, and yes, they won me. We had a wonderful marriage, a wonderful life. We shared five children—eight, including their spouses; and so many grandchildren and great-grandchildren that I need a chart to keep track of them all. Her smile is huge. How grateful I am for the life I’ve been given!

What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Morgan has shared a few tidbits with me, of course, but I have given my word to not divulge too much. I will tell you that she’s promised to keep writing stories of Lusty, Texas for as long as her readers want to read them.

I was actually the one who suggested that her readers might also be interested in learning more about some of the very fascinating men and women who belong to the Lyon’s Den, that club owned by Christopher Lyons. What an interesting man he is. She leans forward. I may be in my nineties, but I know more than a thing or two, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with anything that people who love and care for each other wish to do together in private. Sitting back she continues. It seems that handsome Ramon Estevez and that very charming Clint Parrish aren’t the only law enforcement officers who belong to Christopher Lyon’s club. And, oh, what adventures some of them are going to have!

I’ve been trying to get the map to Lusty from Ms. Morgan for a while now, with no success, would you share it with me? 😉
Now, Eniko, Morgan has given you every hint as to how to find Lusty. She did promise not to divulge our exact location—we are entitled, to our privacy, after all. But if you read her books faithfully, and if the need is great, you’ll find us.  Lusty is right here, waiting for those who need her the most. All you really have to have, is faith.
I WISH I WISH I WISH sigh

Thank you Grandma Kate for taking the time to chat with me, I absolutely loved it. Looking forward to seeing you again 😀

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Well… what do you think? I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

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If you didn’t read the Lusty, Texas Series by Cara Covington yet, I hope you will. Many of the fans will tell you the same, the stories are amazing. Grandma Kate is an icon in the Lusty stories and loved by all.

Cara Covington is the pen name of Morgan Ashbury,  has many published books under both names. I love all the books I read so far and I totally recommend them, the wonderful world she created where life happens, but love always wins. If you missed my chat with her in March, 2015, check it out here.

To get in touch, keep up to date, check out the websiteblog , also Cara Covington Facebook • Morgan Ashbury Facebook and say hello from me.
Here are the links where you can check out the books:
Cara Covington – Bookstrand • AmazonGoodreads
Morgan Ashbury –  Bookstrand • AmazonGoodreads

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To start you on your reading journey, Ms. Ashbury is giving away two ebook box sets to two lucky readers, The Love Under Collection, Volume 1 and Magic and Love Box Set. Chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, the winners will be announced after 3pm EST, Monday, November 7, 2016. GOOD LUCK!

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