My Chat with … The Three *le sigh*

Hello and welcome!

As promised here are the chats with The Three. You keep seeing this nickname and as you read the book you will know why.

Here we go. Please welcome Blade, the Fae, Ethan, the dragon and Raith, the vampire.
Oh my! Have to start the fan on high speed. Am I having a hot flash? They are so gorgeous. Tarah! A warning next time, eh?

What is your full name?
Blade Tyrion
Ethan Bordeau
Raith Vanderkoff

Do you have a nickname?
Ciarah calls me the Lollipop man, because I have a penchant for licking sweet things.
No.
Leilah calls me Mr. Greek God Asshole. The witch has no sense of humor.

What is one word best describes you?
Hmm
I would say diplomat.

Fire.
Disciplined.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Dark slacks, navy blue button down shirt, leather jacket and black boots.
I’m on the way to the sparring gym where I teach martial arts, so I’m wearing sweats, t-shirt, hoodie and tennis shoes.
Blue jeans and a white button down shirt.
DAYUM they all look edible. Where is my drool rag?

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I, do, indeed. Tarah and I are close friends. She was very careful to tell my side of our story very carefully.
Tarah is very precise. She stayed true to my fire nature and portrayed by nature as protector quite well.
I suppose so. She, like Ciarah, has a mind of her own.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Seeing my love Ciarah best one of us five, in particular, Raith, one of the oldest vampires in existence.
Ciarah besting the medieval warriors sent to arrest her and the other women accused of being witches.
What is there to laugh about?
I just want to hug him, so jaded, it breaks my heart.

What is your favourite dessert?
Why, Ciarah, of course. Of course… Lollipop man 😛
Cherries jubilee lit by my own fire and fed to me by Ciarah.

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Never had those before, will have to try them. I bet they would taste great with ice cream.
Chocolate eclairs.
Yum I do love those too

What is your favourite drink?
Sweet lemonade.
Whisky.
Bourbon.

What is your greatest fear?
That we will lose Ciarah—again.
Not that we will lose Ciarah. We always lose her—eventually. When, is my greatest fear.
That Ciarah will once again control our lives.

What is your favourite colour?
Sky blue.
The deep blue of a hot flame.
Red,

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Need you ask?
I guess not 😛
In winter, sweat pants. In summer, nothing.
Nothing. Vampires run hot.
They do? Hmm I wonder if I can touch him. I always thought vampires would be cold to the touch.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A moonlight picnic beneath the old oak on the property of a castle we five shared with Ciarah. le sigh
Roasting marshmallows over an open fire with Ciarah.
Romance is for the young and inexperienced.
Jaded much? I hope he lightens up a bit.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
That is something you will have to find out personally.
Is that an invitation? Not sure I should try, Ciarah might turn me into something slimy.
Dragons aren’t ticklish.
Vampires aren’t ticklish. I would advise you not test that theory.
I would not dream of it.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Roses. It’s the soap Ciarah has favored over the centuries.
The smoky scent of wood burning. Making love with Ciarah in front of a fire burning in a large hearth.
Crisp winter air. Memories are dangerous. I know that very well, memories…

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
The strength in her eyes.
Her warm smile.
Intelligent eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Oh yes. The same woman who has been in my life for millennia. We have known her in many incarnations and as many names. We first knew her as Ciarah. Today, she is Leilah Crowe.
Leilah, street witch, High Potential. The woman who has come in and out of our lives for thousands of years. The woman that binds us five together.
Ciarah has returned. But I will not allow her to become the focus of my life as she has been in the past. She betrayed me.

What is one word best describes her?
Indominable.
Magnificent.
Impetuous.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Oh, yes, Reckless Witch is the first book in the Illumina Academy Reverse Harem series. There is a great deal in store for the readers of the Illumina Academy series. Leilah is on a direct course with her destiny. A destiny none of us could have conceived.
I feel something in the wind. The other two men who make up the five who have loved Ciarah for as long as we can remember, gargoyle Matthias James and wolf Caleb Dakota, know she has returned.
I fear there is much more in store for all of us. Where Ciarah goes, trouble follows.

I am so happy to have met you and looking forward to follow your journey. By the sounds of it, it will be dangerous and hope in the end you will be reunited with your Ciarah for good. Come for a chat again soon.

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Well? What do you think? Will you give them a chance to burrow themselves in your heart like they did in mine? I hope so.

If you missed My Chat with Leilah / AKA Ciarah, check it out. I do love her, she is quite a character and a kick-ass heroine.

Book 1 in a brand new series Illumina Academy, by one of my fave authors, Tarah Scott. I have quite a few book boyfriends among her books, check out the archives. With this new series I am adding The Three for sure, maybe 5 😉

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Five men are bound throughout eternity by one woman: Ciarah.

In the post-Shadow War era, street witch Leilah Crowe returns to New York to investigate why her dead grandmother has been convicted of consorting with their ancient enemy, The Shadows. When Raith, one of Margidda’s oldest and most ruthless vampires, tries to draft Leilah into the famed Illumina Academy, Leilah refuses. Raith’s right-hand man Ethan Bordeau, an ancient dragon, is sent to mark Leilah with his sigil, which forces her to comply.

Illumina Recruiter Ethan Bordeau is shocked to learn that the newest Illumina High Potential he is sent to recruit is none other than the woman who keeps appearing in their lives throughout the centuries. The woman none of them can live without.
Until now…

Raith no longer wants Ciarah in his life.

Ethan must protect her at all costs, even against Raith, if necessary.

Fae playboy, Blade Tyrion, will love her no matter what.

Wolf shifter Caleb Brennan and Gargoyle Mattias Silanus have been missing for decades. Without them, the fragile balance that holds them together is lost and they could destroy one another.

Read an excerpt on Amazon, the scene is quite intense. Will Raith save her or will he let her die?

My review: 5 stars – read it in yesterday’s post,

Next book will be “Rogue Witch“, release date is posted as February 15, 2021. gasp eeek

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She sold her soul and now she wants it back…

Condemned by her peers for her grandmother’s crime of treason, street witch Leilah Crowe’s very identity is brought into question, as well as exactly who holds the pink slip to her soul.

Her world further spirals when wolf Caleb Dakota and gargoyle Matthias James enter her life. Her love-hate attraction to vampire Raith Vanderkoff, dragon Ethan Bordeau and Fae Blade Tyrion were confusing enough. How is it possible to love five men—men who are willing to share her…men who would go to Hell and back for her?

But it may be Leilah who must find a way into Hell to reclaim her own soul and save them, along with the Academy that has branded her a murderer and a traitor.

The Illumina Academy series will have 4 books:

  1. Restless Witch – March 3, 2020
  2. Rogue Witch – February 15, 2021 ( fingers … and toes 😉 crossed it will be sooner)
  3. Outlaw Witch – TBA
  4. Shadowborne Witch – TBA

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out Ms. Scott’s books: Website • Goodreads • Amazon • B&N
You can connect with her on Facebook • Twitter

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Scott is offering an ebook copy of Reckless Witch. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on today and yesterday’s posts after 3pm EST on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. GOOD LUCK!

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

My Chat with Talus … and … SQUEEEE

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who dropped by today! SQUEEEEE

Read on and find out…

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I look at my watch as I leave the office and give a groan. Damn, I am almost two hours late for my interview with Talus. This wasn’t supposed to have happened. Something tells me I am going to have to reschedule, if he will even talk to me after this. There are times I hate these rush projects that get pushed onto to me at work.

Without knowing why I should even bother, I walk through the door into my interview studio and stop short. Well hello, handsome, I think as I see an Elf reclining on my couch. He looks so relaxed, so… scratch the following thought….

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Talus? I ask, as he rises to meet me.

Lady Eniko! A crooked grin crosses Talus’ face.

I would have thought you would have given up on my returning a long time ago. I comment and I can’t stop my eyes wonder across his wide chest, then I force them up to meet his amused eyes.

I have learned patience during my wait for my Life Mate. Talus explains. Some of us need more of that than others. You are right about one thing though my time here is limited. I can only stay here for a short time. I can and will offer you a treat though.

I am open to possibilities, as many occur to me. Perhaps a wish? Would he consider taking me with him? Can he travel through time as well as space? I am thinking about Loth, for some reason.

Talus laughs, as he shamelessly reads my thoughts and answers, I am so sorry, those are all answers I can’t give you.

I let my eyes drop in disappointment and they linger as they follow the way his leather pants caress his bottom. A girl has got to love these Elven visits. They don’t even mind when people admire their form, not that this is what I am doing…. Yes, I am, so sue me.

So what treat are you offering? I ask curiously.

Talus hands me a set of leathers and, as I take them from his hands, I notice they are lined with fur. I look at him in question, and he grins anew. If you hurry, we can get in a quick dragon flight. Are you interested?

AM I INTERESTED? I doubt if I have ever changed clothing so quickly before in my life, much to his amusement. As far as I was concerned he could laugh all he wanted, I was going riding on the back of a Dragon. People, eat your hearts out.

An hour later we return to the sight of another Dragon waiting beside my place. I look around to see if anyone else can see him as he sits by the building, but no one seems to notice. Again, I can feel Talus laughing at me from his Dragon form.

While in your realm, we are concealed with a spell. Talus informs me then asks, Would you like to meet my friend?

Duh, you think? I wasn’t about to voice that thought. I would love to.

As I dismount, a glow forms around the two Dragons and I am faced with two drop dead gorgeous Elves. One is Talus, but the other… Oh yes! I am in love.

Lady Eniko, I would like to introduce you to my friend. He has only a moment, but promises to return to speak to you at a later time. Talus is close to laughing as I am sure my mouth is open. This is one seriously hot Elf.

Does your friend have a name? I ask.

The reply is quick, as the Elf we are talking about bows and smiles. I stifle a gasp. MINE! Hands off! MINEMINE!!!

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T’Harris. The gorgeous Elf introduces himself, takes my hand and presses a light kiss on it. He turns to his friend and speaks in a low husky tone. I was sent to bring you back to the Empire, things are happening that you need to know about. We have all been summoned to meetings by both Lariel and King Gerolth. Then turning to me, Lady Eniko, it has been my pleasure. Please accept my apologies for the short stay. Another time perhaps, when you have time and it isn’t so pressing for us.

All I do is nod. As the two Guardians shift back into their Dragon forms, I add, I will make sure I have the time when you do.

A moment later, they are gone. I stand there stunned until I gain the ability to move, then sit down hard on the couch, fanning my face. I really do hate these rush jobs, if it weren’t for them, I would have had so much more time to spend with DRAGONS!!! I wish they could whisk me away too.

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Well? What do you think? Wasn’t this awesome? I do love when the Elves highjack the chats. I never know the surprise they spring on me 😀

Talus hails from “The Priestess“, book 3 of the Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham, releasing on February 20, 2020. If you are not familiar with the series, it is a spin off set in the distant future after the Elven Chronicles and One Empire.

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Britallia hides secrets from her people, even as she leads them as their Princess Priestess. She is an Elf. She keeps her hair in a style that always covers the points of her ears, but she can’t hide what she is from others like her.
Talus is one of the chosen, an Elven Prince who has earned the right to be part of the squadron of Elven/Dragon shifters that guard the Elven Empire. He, like his brethren, have been in Dragon form for too long, and have lost a part of his heritage to the character he becomes.

It takes one look for these two unlikely mates for them to recognize each other for what they are, Life Mates. The question is, can she tame his Dragon, or will she be bound to forever love half an Elf?

You can preorder now or get it on release day, here are the buy links

Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • Kobo • iBooks • B&N • Smashwords

Read Chapter 1 here

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

My review: 5 stars
Expect lots of changes on both sides of the mountain. Adventure, excitement, with happy moments and not so happy moments, this book will not leave you bored, and don’t forget the signature twists the author likes to throw in. Happy reading!

Look at the beautiful print book cover, Cora Graphics did an amazing job as usual.

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The awesome thing in buying the paperback is that it has a bonus short story included, An Elven Love Song, which is Matrium and Gaylon’s story.

Check out the rest of the books in the series.

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE EMPIRE – 12-book series
( … and whatever short stories I can manage to convince MA to write 😉 … )

A sequel to the ‘Elven Chronicles’ and ‘One Empire’ series.

There are twelve Elves who have proven their worth over the Millennium. They have won the right to shift into Dragons, so they have become Guardians of the Elven Empire. They have won this honor through valor, might and compassion. They are prime Elves, the sons of Kings, but they have been alone for too long, without the hope of meeting their Life Mates. Because of this, they are beginning to lose their identities. They live their lives for duty, as they fly patrols around the borders of the boundary Emperor Lothrariel and his Kings created to keep the Empire safe. But, one day at a time, they are beginning to succumb to their Draconian half. It is time something was done to stop this, and their leader, King Gerolth, has set a plan in place to take care of this problem.

Somewhere in the Elven worlds there are Life Mates for these Guardians, and King Gerolth is determined that they will be found, before it is too late.

The Goddess – book 1 available now!

The Princess – book 2 available now!

An Elven Love Song – novella available now!

More coming and I will be making announcements as I get the news. In the meantime, sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. You can also sign up to my blog and get the post directly to your email. 😉

To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of The Priestess to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on release day after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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

My Chat with Elijah … again ;)

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited one my BBF is visiting again. Ever since I heard his book was coming out I was so excited and he didn’t disappoint.

Hello, Eniko. I’m Natasza Waters. Currently, my nose is buried in Dixie Under Siege, so I thought I’d ask Lt. Elijah Bach to visit with you and your readers. He’s a veteran Navy SEAL and the hero in my newest release called Cricket Under Fire.

Please welcome Elijah!

DAYUM Natasza! I know I meet him before but … DAYUM … DAYUM … where is my fan?

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Do you have a nickname?
For sure! All special operators have a team name. Sometimes, they’re off the wall and a result of a characteristic or skill. My instructor on BUD/s tagged me with the name Crux. If you read Cricket Under Fire, you’ll learn why.

What is one word that best describes you?
Depends who you ask. he says grininng Ask one of the team guys and he’ll probably tell you I’m a hard-liner. When we’re tasked on a mission, the squad wants it to go as planned, doesn’t always happen that way. As a lieutenant of Alpha Squad, I have expectations, but I know my men and their abilities. They set the bar pretty high.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Ran ten miles with Mace and Tinman this afternoon. Came home, took a shower, then slipped on a pair of drawstring sweatpants… and that’s about all. he winks

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She gets Bravo Zulus from me. SEALs wear a uniform and fight for Uncle Sam, but we’ve all got a little good, bad and ugly inside us. The squad’s CPO Mason Briggs says it best. “We’re just blood and bone.” Until Rayne came to work at Base Command, I tended to keep my relationships short n sweet. Miss Levy changed all that.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Team guys are always yanking on each other’s chains. Gotta be that way to de-ice ourselves from warfare. During Mission: Tropic Tango, where Rayne and I partnered up, I made a rookie mistake. The guys ribbed me about it. he chuckles I deserved it.

What is your favourite drink?
I’ll drop by Breakers bar with the rest of Alpha Squad to throw back a couple brews.

What is your greatest fear?
Once I knew Rayne felt the same about me as I did about her, my fear of losing her skyrocketed. Falling in love with someone has an effect on a man. I’ve seen a lot of things overseas most people haven’t. Yeah, he shakes his head think a little fear keeps us centered. It’s natural, and maybe I’m a little obsessed of my forever gal, but I just want her to be safe.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Elijah chuckles Although not always the case, it’s not the place that makes a date romantic but the woman you’re with.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
That’s an easy one. The smell of home. There’s no place I’d rather be. Think any SEAL will tell ya that family comes first after Uncle Sam is finished with us.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Hmm, good question. Had a lot of years being a card-carrying bachelor. As cheesy as it sounds, when I saw a woman laugh or a gal with a beautiful smile, that always drew my attention. Reminds guys like us that not everything in this world is evil.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
It’s no secret Rayne Levy is the woman who stopped me dead in my tracks. Like most single guys, I had a tendency to keep things simple. When Rayne was hired by base command, Nina, her trainer, got in my face and told me to steer clear of Rayne. SEALs have high-octane professions. Takes a special woman to rein us in. From our first encounter, I had no doubt Miss Levy was special. Smart. Sweet. I loved the way she looked at life. I couldn’t ignore how she looked at me. And I sure as hell couldn’t get her out of my head. For three months, I kept my distance, then a mission brought us together. It didn’t take me long to realize Rayne was the woman I wanted to build a white picket fence with.

What is one word that best describes her?
Real. She’s down to earth. Smart. Caring. Sexy. Brave. Inquisitive. Guess that’s a whole lot more than one word, but she’s all of those things.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Think Natasza is working on Dixie Under Siege which will be the second book in A Warrior’s Passion series. Dix owns the new coffeehouse in Coronado called the Erotic Bean. Commander Josh Hunter assumed Ghost’s role at NAB, found out that someone is stalking her. Problem is years ago, Dix and Josh were engaged. I know Josh, he’ll catch the guy, but I also think he wants to mend some fences with his ex. But he’s gonna have firefight on his hands.

So excited to see you again, learned a few more things since last time. Thank you for the chat.

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I hope you enjoyed the new chat with Elijah. If you missed the last one, you can check it out here. I rather enjoyed being Cricket for a few LOL

Look at this delicious cover, and I promise you the story is too 😉

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As he mentioned, he hails from Cricket Under Fire, book 1 in the A Warrior’s Passion Series by one of my fave authors, Natasza Waters.

Military Romance – Rayne Levy’s new career is about to take an explosive turn.

Rayne’s excited about her future. Hired by NAB Coronado as a tactical analyst at Base Command, she’s up for the challenge. On her first day, she meets Lt. Elijah Bach, a rugged Navy SEAL with a sizzling reputation. His men respect him, but Rayne’s training officer warns her that the handsome warrior and proverbial bachelor is a boatload of trouble. 

Tasked on Operation: Tropic Tango, Elijah is partnered with Rayne. Her inexperience isn’t the problem. She’s intelligent, tenacious and determined to prove herself. For six months he’s struggled to keep his distance. From the sidelines, he’s watched her confidence soar. Now, they’re thrown together on a mission. Concealing his hunger is one thing. Defying the slow-burn of desire is another, but when Rayne walks too close to the flames, his control unravels, and so does his ability to resist what he wants most.

Check out the trailer

My review: 5 stars ( I wish I could give more)

It is sooo goooood to be back in this world.
I really enjoyed reading Rayne and Elijah’s story, they fit so well. Their story is suspense, adventure mixed with hot scenes and some laughs too. It was great to see again the couples from the previous series, love their close-knit group and how their ladies match their men so well, they protect their own…. together.
I am looking forward to more… and hopefully soon.

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My Chat with Drew

Hello and welcome!

One of my newest BBF agreed to chat with me and I am so excited. I met him in September and you might remember I posted about the audiobook, if you missed it, check it out here.

Please welcome Drew!

What is your full name?
Really? My full name? I don’t usually share that information with strangers, but since this is an interview, I’ll tell you. It’s Andrew Niles Whitney. I know, it’s a horrible name.

Do you have a nickname?
That’s easy, it’s Drew. I’ve had a few other nicknames, but Drew is the most public-friendly if you know what I mean.

What is one word best describes you?
My friends would say it’s reliable. But my family would probably say it’s smartass. Wait, is this blog for mature audiences only? If not, let’s just go with reliable.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
What do you want me to be wearing…? Okay, just kidding.
It’s my day off, and it’s sweltering in Sacramento today. Because of that, I’m barefoot and wearing khaki cargo shorts with a faded blue t-shirt.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
For the most part, I do. I’m not happy about that whole lying thing, but I was trying to get the girl and get our happy ending. I wouldn’t usually lie like that for any reason, but I was afraid of losing Emily. I took desperate measures, but that’s a testament to how much I love her. Sometimes you have to do what you have to do. Unfortunately, it almost lost me the girl. All in all, I’d say it was an honest portrayal of who I am. If anything, readers got to see the best and the very worst of me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Ha! This is a great question. My kids make me laugh out loud pretty regularly. They’re complete goofballs most of the time. I try to make them laugh too, but sometimes they just don’t get my dad jokes.

What is your favourite dessert?
Pie. I love pie. Any kind too, I’m not picky. I’m also a big fan of fruit for dessert. I think I picked that up after spending so much time in Hawaii.

What is your favourite drink?
I’m a beer drinker. That is if you mean alcoholic drinks. Outside of alcoholic beverages, I love coffee, and I always have a bottle of water on me.

What is your greatest fear?
This question hurts to think about. As a widower, I’ve already lived through one of my greatest fear. But I always worry about something happening to one of my kids.

What is your favourite colour?
Let’s see… what is my favorite color? I’m not sure. It’s been a long time since someone has asked me that. I guess if I had to pick, I’d say I love greens and blues, sort of like the colors of the ocean.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Before kids, I didn’t wear anything to bed. But with kids in the house, I can’t sleep in the nude. You never know when a little kid is going to sneak in and crawl into bed with you. Since becoming a dad, I sleep in cotton pajama pants. If it’s cold, I’ll add a t-shirt too.

What is the perfect romantic date?
If I’m being honest, my perfect romantic date includes lots of sex. Dinner is an excellent addition too that perfect date, but sex is always at the top of my ‘perfect date’ list.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish. Seriously, why would you think I’m ticklish? Just don’t touch my knees or run your fingers down my inner thigh, and we’ll get along just fine.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Oh, good question! I LOVE the smell of fresh-baked cookies. When I was a kid, my mom was always baking something, and I miss the smell of baked treats. I can’t bake. I manage to cook regular meals for the kids and me, but baking isn’t something I’ve temped yet.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’m a leg man. If I’m not close enough to see a woman’s eyes, it’s her legs that will usually catch my eye. But I love a pair of beautiful, soulful eyes. I can usually learn a lot from someone’s eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do have someone in my life. Emily and I are living together and raising our daughter together. We’re engaged and planning our wedding. I’m happier than I’ve ever been, and I believe she is too.

What is one word best describes her?
I’m not sure I can describe her in one word. She’s… everything. She’s perfect. Okay, maybe not perfect, but she’s perfect for me. She’s feisty. She’s smart. She’s complicated. She’s charming, kind, and she has no idea just how special she is. She keeps me on my toes, that’s for sure. Okay, if you’re forcing me to choose one word, that word is captivating.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book is the second in a series. Each story is a standalone. Book one is about Emily’s brother. If you think she’s a little crazy, wait until you meet him. Book three is about Mike Murphy and Rachel Williams. Mike and Rachel were high school sweethearts who lost their way. She’s been hiding something from him for fourteen years, but now it’s time for the truth to come out.

Thank you Drew for joining me and answering my nosy questions. Hugs to Emily, lucky woman! Looking forward to listen to Mike and Rachel’s story too.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. I sure did 😉

Drew hails from Accidental LiesAn Unputdownable, Steamy, Sexy Contemporary Romance Novel – book 2 in the Accidental Love Series by Dana Mason.

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It was only meant to be a vacation fling….

Three blissful weeks on the beautiful island of Maui are exactly what I need…. Hula dancers, Mai Tais with cocktail umbrellas, and golden beaches – what more could I want?

Then I see her, and I realize she’s exactly what I want.

She was locked outside of her hotel room, all buttoned-up in a suit definitely not appropriate for a vacation, and wearing a fierce take-no-shit stance. But I couldn’t help noticing the pain behind her eyes….

Four Mai Tais later, the chemistry between us is hotter than the Hawaiian sun, and we decide to spend the rest of our vacation unwinding, undressing, and getting to know each other a little better….

We have just two rules:

1) No talking about our lives outside Maui.
2) This is just a vacation fling.

That means I can’t tell her about the heartbreak that haunts me, and the secret I have back home. It means I can’t ask her about the sorrow in her eyes, and why she has such a wall up – a wall I’m determined to bring crashing down.

When the sun sets on our trip, can I say goodbye to this gorgeous blue-eyed beauty? Or am I going to be tempted to break the rules?

And if I do decide to be a rule-breaker, will she even want me when she finds out who I really am?

This is a full-length, standalone romance with some hot-under-the-collar action, no cheating, and a guaranteed HEA. For fans of R.S Grey, Whitney G., and Vi Keeland, Accidental Lies features a hot AF alpha and a sizzling will-they-wont-they love story that will have you totally addicted!

My review: audiobook edition – 5 stars

What a great story! I fell in love with Drew from the first, no wonder Emily fell for him. Their chemistry is off the charts. The journey to HEA is not easy, with unpredictable twists, at times I wanted to jump in and shout JUST SAY IT !!! LOL
They both need healing from losing their spouse and I am glad they work it out in the end, they are perfect for each other. The ending is sweet, got me tearing up. A great second chances contemporary romance that I recommend with 5 stars.
The experience was made even better by the voice of one of my fave narrators, Ms. Navarro performs with passion. I love listening to the many characters she brings to life.

I found this series through Ms. Kelsey Navarro, who is my newest voice crushes, added to my “eargasm’ list. Thank you Kelsey ❤
Check out Kelsey Navarro’s website,  FacebookTwitter

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I listened to book 1, Accidental Groom and gave it 4.5 stars

My review:
Accidental?
A good romance mixed with drama, smexy scenes, a few laughs, it ends in HEA but what a ride! The story evolves and as I got to know them, Mac and Kelley are more than they appear. They are great together, their chemistry is hot and they help each other on the healing path from their troubled pasts. It touches some sensitive topics and the author handled them so well. The secondary characters are really helpful and some do elicit strong emotions. – 4 stars
Ms. Navarro is a storyteller and such a pleasure to listen to how she brings the characters and their emotions to life. Love the voices she gives them. – 5 stars

Book 3, Accidental Secrets will be released on December 5 in ebook. Hope the audio will be released shortly after and Ms. Navarro is narrating it.

Author Bio

Dana Mason started writing about ten years ago after being overwhelmed by a story that wouldn’t let her sleep until she wrote it down. The story, Dangerous Embrace, was published in 2012 and won Best Mystery/Suspense from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards in 2014. Dangerous Embrace is the first book in her Embrace Series. The second book in the series, Precious Embrace, was Runner-Up for Best Hero from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards that same year. Her third book, Broken Embrace, was awarded Best Indie Book in 2015 in the Romance Category.
Dana loves turning your worst nightmares into happy endings. She lives in Northern California with her husband, children, and her writing companion and mighty protector, Mia the Chihuahua.

To see Ms. Mason’s complete backlist, and keep up to date, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi – websiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads

Tell me, do you believe stuff happen by ‘accident’ or they happen for a reason? I am in the latter category.

One lucky reader will get ebook copies of Accidental Groom and Accidental Lies, courtesy of Ms. Mason. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, October 21, 2019. Good luck!

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

 

My Chat with Albert – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 8

Hello and welcome!

Enjoy the chat with my next guest.

What is your full name?
Albert Cowden

Do you have a nickname?
Sometimes I’ve been called “Doc” by close friends.

What is one word that best describes you?
Complicated

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A blinding-white Oxford shirt, jeans, and sandals.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes and no. She understood my longing to find the love of my life before it was too late, and she realized how frustrated I was with everybody hovering around me as if I were an invalid—which I’m NOT—but I don’t think she truly understood the complicity of my nature. Her readers will, though. Some will recognize themselves in me.

What makes you laugh out loud?
When Rose and I were fooling around, she’d push me away, giggling, afraid we’d get caught, but then she’d tilt her chin in that funny way with a smile that lit up her eyes, and I knew then and there we’d be together again soon. I had to be patient!

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple crisp—the kind my wife Jean makes. The buttery crust melts in my mouth. Although she overcooks chicken sometimes, Jean prepares mouth-watering meals and desserts for our family.

What is your favourite drink?
I enjoy a chilled glass of Chardonnay while sitting on the porch watching the sun come down over Silver Birch Bay.

What is your greatest fear?
Dying before righting the wrong that has haunted me for decades.

What is your favourite colour?
Kingfisher-blue. My granddaughter, Lauren, says my eyes are kingfisher-blue, but that’s not why I like the colour best. Kingfishers remind me of the cottage. I often see one perched on a tree before it plunges headfirst into the bay after a fish. But the belted kingfisher also eats amphibians, insects, small mammals, and reptiles. Although you asked about colour, I couldn’t help myself from digressing about this specific bird because my science brain never shuts off.
Kingfisher-blue? Doing a quick web search… aaah…

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What is the perfect romantic date?
I’d take the boat—the Cobalt, not the runabout— with Rose across the bay to the island. We’d sit on one of the large flat rocks on the northside of the island, where there aren’t many people, if any, and share a picnic of wine, smoked gouda, or another exotic cheese, and salty crackers (not the kind that tastes like cardboard). Later, warmed by both the wine and sun, we’d peel off our clothes and go swimming, then, well . . .
Smoked Gouda is my fave cheese YUM

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish on my neck or under my arms or even on my feet, which are common places for people to feel ticklish, but I am somewhat ticklish along my spine when the touch is exceptionally light. I like a soft touch, and I like tickling others in fun.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The aroma of cornbread just out of the oven is my favourite smell. It reminds me of the first time I went to the reserve, which was when the chief’s wife served Rose and me tea with cornbread. I smothered my portion in butter and honey. Delicious!

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I assume you expect me to say that what catches my eye about a woman is her smile, her figure, or her eyes. But what draws my attention to a woman most is her demeanour, especially one that’s warm, positive, accepting of me and herself —not needy. I can see this in her body language and face.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Hmm . . . Maybe.

What is one word that best describes her?
Captivating

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Readers can expect to see some of the characters from Moonshadow in future novels. They’ll be surprised by the settings and circumstances in the new books, however. Surprises will be the norm.

Thank you Albert for chatting with me. Looking forward to reading your story.

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Did you enjoy the chat with Albert? He is the hero in Moonshadow by Joy Lynn Goddard with Daniel Pike.

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Check out the trailer on youtube

Author Bio

Joy Lynn Goddard is one of Canada’s top novelists in the young adult genre. Drawing from her experiences as a teacher, she has written a picture book, a middle-grade novel, and five coming-of-age novels, beginning with the award-winning Daredevils. While engaged in sports and adventures, her characters face issues that are relevant today–cyber-bullying, peer pressure, blended families, mental illness and more–which have inspired readers of all ages. A former journalist, she had numerous articles and short stories published and more recently teamed up with her husband Dan to write an adult anthology, a parody based on the real estate industry. Moonshadow, her latest collaboration with Dan, is also adult fiction. Next, they will be writing a murder mystery about the wine industry. They live in Guelph and Belleville, ON, where she writes and teaches, he’s in sales and volunteer work and they spend time with family.

Follow Ms. Goddard on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

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Come back tomorrow for part 9 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with James – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 5

Hello and welcome!

Thanks for joining me on Day 5 of the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

Please welcome today’s guestuhmguests?
This should be interesting.

What is your full name?
James Matthews

Do you have a nickname?
James: Nope
Mac raises his eyebrow What do you mean no? I’ve given you a couple of them.
James glares at Mac Correction, no appropriate nicknames

What is one word best describes you?
I’d say that I’m pretty loyal

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Honestly? I just got off a rather long day shift so I’m still wearing my after work baggy black t-shirt and a pair of grey sweats that have a splattered bleach stain on my left pant leg.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I really hope so! She’s still working on it currently and hasn’t finished it quite yet.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I’m always up for a good comedian or messing around with my coworkers when there isn’t a dire situation.

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple crumble

What is your favourite drink?
Let’s see… For alcohol it would have to be just straight rum on ice. For other drinks it would have to be anything peach related.

What is your greatest fear?
Being cheated and left…again

What is your favourite colour?
Hmmm…  probably blue

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
When I sleep alone, probably just boxers. When I’m sleeping with my partner I don’t wear anything, mostly because it becomes annoying when he gets all touchy-feely.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Our first one
Mac pipes in Really…? Out of all the dates that I took you on that one was your favourite? We literally just went to dinner at an Italian restaurant and then solved a murder.
Yeah, so?
Mac: ... Okay, I’m good with that…

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
James glances nervously to Mac who is now sitting on the couch beside him Very ticklish, but mainly on my ribs.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
James looking at Mac Just don’t laugh… it used to remind me of you when we were in high school.
Mac: Me?
James: Yes you, I used to smell Aloe Vera.
Mac: Seriously?
James blushing Yes… Hey! You promised you wouldn’t laugh!
Mac: I never promised anything Mac chuckles as James swats at him

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Ummm, well with my ex-wife it was the fact that she wanted me more than anything else. But I guess with other females it was always their eyes and the way that they held themselves when they walked.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
James: Y-yes well sort of. Mac? Are you going to say hi now that you sat in for most of the interview?
Mac: Hello! I’m Mackenzie and I’m-
James: Okay I think that’s enough out of you!

What is one word best describes him?
It would have to be annoying

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It is and it isn’t. It’s a single book that’s a mini series within the covers. Each chapter is its own story but it’s also in chronological order.

Thank you so much James … and Mac for stopping by today. I am looking forward to reading your stories.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat with James and the surprise guest, Mac. They hail from “The Raven’s Nightingale” by Caitlyn Fournier.

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Follow Ms. Fournier on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

Author Bio

I go under the names C. B. Fournier and Caitlyn Fournier in my writing, and I’ve been writing every since I was very young. I used to write Fanfiction, then I moved on to short stories and poems, and now I’m working on writing novels. Currently a resident of Ontario, Canada.

I write books and stories that all have romance in them in one way or another. I’ve written Young Adult romances, LGBTQ+ romances, fantasy romances, and paranormal romances, all usually with darker or slightly taboo aspects in them.

I’m also a bit of an artist as I paint, sketch, and occasionally make necklaces to help inspire my writing.

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Stop by tomorrow for part 6 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Gemini, Yvonne and Justice – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 3

Hello and welcome!

Did you enjoy day 1 and 2 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle ? I hope so and I am so glad you joined me again

Welcome to day 3, and today we have not one, not two, but three guests and I am so excited!

Gemini is a Vampire from Ancient Rome. Wealthy and educated. Emotional, impulsive, warm, loving. Centuries old yet looks like he’s 18.

Yvonne is Gemini’s human lover/partner. Artist and teacher. 35. Serious, talented, nurturing.

Justice is Gemini’s and Yvonne’s new lover. 19. Irresponsible, passionate, needy. Intelligent though uneducated.

They take seats on the large comfortable sofa across from me. Justice sits between Gemini and Yvonne, snuggling into Gemini. Yvonne wraps her hand around his.

Welcome! Welcome!

Gemini: It’s wonderful to meet you, Eniko. What a beautiful name.
Thank you!
Yvonne:
Yes, it’s lovely.
Thank you!
Justice: Hey. This is pretty cool. I’ve never been interviewed before.

Thank you for joining me today. I will be asking you some questions and hope you will answer them, my readers are very curious bunch.

Do you have a nickname?
Gemini glances at Yvonne
Yvonne: Yes, he does.
Justice: It’s Gem. And he nodding at Gemini calls her Von. I don’t really have one, though.
Gemini smiling Would you like one?
Justice: Sure.
Yvonne: Don’t we call you sweetheart?
Justice blushing Okay. Yeah. Stop it.
Gemini: Stop calling you sweetheart?
Justice: No. Stop embarrassing me.
Yvonne: Never. It’s such fun. lifts Justice’s hand and kisses the back of it

What is one word that best describes you?
Justice: Ooooh, actually can we pick a word to describe each other?

Sure, have at it.
Gemini pointing at Justice and smirking Upstart.
Justice pointing at Gemini Elitist.
Yvonne is laughing while pointing at both Concupiscent.
Gemini laughs loudly
Justice:
I’m kind of scared to ask…
Gemini: Horny.
Justice nods Okay.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Gemini looks down at himself Dark jeans and a grey sweater. Dress shoes. Watch. The usual.
Justice: Ripped jeans and a Twenty-One Pilots t-shirt. glances at Yvonne and Gemini, then whispers No underwear.

Yvonne feigning shock Justice, really. We can’t take you anywhere.
Justice smirks You just can’t undress me anywhere.
Yvonne winks at Justice We’ll see about that.

Gemini’s eyes travelling over Yvonne slowly Yvonne is wearing a chartreuse dress that I am very fond of as it shows off her assets very nicely.
Justice: Her ass?
Gemini: Assets. All of them.
Justice gazing at Yvonne with affection I have to agree.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Justice: Huh. Mostly. I come off as very young though. Younger than I am.
Gemini: Compared to me you are extremely young.
Justice: Then maybe you shouldn’t be fucking me, old man.
Yvonne laughs
Gemini: I have the body of an eighteen-year-old. So, we’re good.
Justice: Your body is younger than mine. Which is pretty mind-blowing.
Yvonne: Well, not really. It just looks like it is. You bastard.
Gemini: Yvonne, you don’t have anything to complain about. You are stunning.
Yvonne winks Should have seen me at eighteen.
Gemini: Perhaps I did.
Yvonne laughs You wouldn’t have been able to hold yourself back for all those years, trust me.
Justice turns to me This is how they are all the time. Talk about ass kissing.
Yvonne and Gemini raise their eyes at Justice
Justice snorts

What makes you laugh out loud?
Justice: Talk about ass kissing.

What is your favourite dessert?
Gemini: Justice.
Justice: Very funny.
Gemini: And true.
Yvonne: Justice covered in chocolate.
Justice blushes You guys. Seriously.

What is your favourite drink?
Justice and Yvonne stare pointedly at Gemini
Gemini shrugs Same answer. Although Yvonne comes in a close second. I am a vampire.
Yvonne: Mine is sangria.
Justice: Coke.

What is your greatest fear?
Gemini looks down, clears throat I can’t talk about that. Next question.
Justice and Yvonne both watch him
Yvonne smiling sadly Next question.

What is your favourite colour?
Gemini: Blue.
Yvonne: Red.
Justice: Right now, it’s chartreuse.
Yvonne: Darling. leans in and kisses him on the cheek

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Gemini and Yvonne both laugh
Justice: Each other?

What is the perfect romantic date?
Justice: Oh God, oh God! That time you guys took me to that movie, I can’t even remember what movie it was because I couldn’t pay attention to any of it!
Gemini: It was a Spanish film. I can’t remember either.
Justice: We sat in the back row and they…all through the movie their hands were all over me. It was fucking awesome. And kissing and … fuck. For, like, two hours.
Yvonne: Then we took you to the rooftop garden at Jennifer’s building. She was kind enough to let us up there. And keep everyone else away.
Justice: You drove me insane
Gemini: It was excruciatingly lovely, teasing and tormenting you for so long.
Justice: They finally, uh, you know, finished me. I saw stars. And not just because we were on a rooftop.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Gemini: No comment.
Justice and Yvonne both laugh

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Yvonne: Fresh cut grass. Childhood.
Justice: Pot. Sex and happiness.
Gemini: Justice. Home.

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Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Gemini: This is a free story that covers how I met Justice and rescued him from an, ahem, deadly situation.
Justice: He saved my life.
Yvonne: He brought you home.
Gemini: The next story involving the three of us is also free. It’s called Aeternum and is available on Elizabeth’s author page at Prolific Works. I believe these two stories will eventually be the beginning of a novel called Diamond Dogs. I apologize in advance for the graphically erotic nature of Elizabeth’s stories. She enjoys portraying our encounters in great detail glances at Justice and Yvonne. Although I can’t say I blame her.

I am looking forward to reading your story. I really enjoyed chatting with you, thank you for joining me today.

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Quite a fun trio, don’t you think? I am so looking forward to reading their story, titled Fangs written by Elisabeth Lister.

Follow Ms. Lister on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, find other links on the website.

Elizabeth identifies as non-binary and bisexual and seems destined to write from the male point-of-view to push the boundaries of gender and sexuality. She has published fourteen novels/novellas/shorts and lives in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada with her husband and two children. Her first novel, Beyond the Edge, received an Honorable Mention for excellence in SM/Kink/Fetish writing from the NLA-International.

Ms. Lister had a new release not long ago, check it out, sounds like a good story,  POWER TOOL, M/M contemporary/erotic romance/soft kink/graphic/enemies-to-lovers

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Come back tomorrow for part 4 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Diealnor – KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle – day 2

Hello and welcome!

Did you enjoy day 1 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle ? I hope so.

Welcome to day 2, my guest is somebody very new to me, wish me luck 😉

What is your full name?
Diealnor ip Orfan dua Tramki – it’s a mouthful, I know. I swear, I didn’t choose it, it was forced on me.
I am not even going to try to pronounce that.

Do you have a nickname?
Diea…like idea…only…not.
Now that is better.

What is one word best describes you?
Alone. My name makes me an outcast amongst my people, and really everyone. My family, well, they weren’t good men and I’m tainted by their blood so I must not be good either. Most people stay away from me because of it.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
The author portrayed me as being hopeful. I left my homeland to escape the persecution I faced there, hoping that in a new land, if I lied about who I was, I could escape my past, but I know that’s not true. People always find out. I wasn’t hopeful when I fled. I am now though, so…I guess…yes, to my author.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Bubbles. Don’t share that and I will deny it if questioned. But they tickle against your skin when they pop and they make children forget the world around them for a few moments to chase after the shimmering ball of soapy air. They are magical and laughter is a wonderful form of magic.
SHHH don’t tell him I revealed his secret, but isn’t he sweet? AWWW

What is your favourite dessert?
What’s dessert? I eat berries after most meals. Does that count? And the baker in the city makes cinnamon rolls for breakfast.
Cinnamon rolls can be dessert, so can berries.

What is your favourite drink?
Mead, though I’m more used to just water. Humans brew good mead though.

What is your greatest fear?
That I will turn into a monster like my father and brothers and the world will turn against me like it did against them, deservedly so.

What is your favourite colour?
Silver, like Sagila’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Why would you wear anything when you go to sleep?
I know, right?

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her spirit. There’s something about a shining soul that entrances me, draws me close like a moth to the flame. Strength and kindness shine out of someone like a gift waiting to be claimed, but that claiming is not a thing of taking. It has to be earned and given in return.
I am already falling in love with him…

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Sagila. She’s the most perfect creature I’ve ever met. She never turned from me, not even when she learned my name; she stood close. I never thought to love myself, nor for someone to love me. It is a gift beyond measure and I will cherish it for an eternity.

What is one word best describes her?
Strong. She fled an abusive relationship and had to start over on her own, bereft of money or family or friends. Yet it didn’t break her, and it didn’t dim her spirit. She worked hard to give herself a life of her own choosing. She is my inspiration and my strength. It is my honor to offer my own as a meager protection for her safety now.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
I suppose… I am the start of the future. My grandson is to be a prince, someone the world will want to destroy, who will have to trust in fate and love to thrive. He will be charming and true and change the world with the way he lives. He will be a king like no other before him, and his children will be the only hope of my – of all – peoples.

Thank you Diealnor for chatting with me, hope you will return one day in the future with updates.

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So? What do you think? Will you enjoy reading Diealnor’s story? I am looking forward to reading it. He hails from The Elf and the Shoemaker by Andi Lawrencovna.

Thank you Andi, for sending my future BBF (book boyfriend) for a chat 😉

Follow Ms. Lawrencovna on Facebook and Twitter to stay up to date, other links to social media sites can be found on the website.

Andi Lawrencovna lives in Northeast Ohio where she was born and raised. She has spent nearly her entire life in the same area, minus the semester she spent studying abroad in England. Though she has not gone back recently, her lifelong goal is to open a pub in one of the small little towns in the Cotswold’s and shear sheep in the backyard during the slow hours of the day. Or, barring that, write about a pub keep with sheep who gets abducted by trolls or enspelled by a siren. Either path works for her.
She recently finished her MFA in creative writing from a low residency program out of state. Her mad-schemes of world pub domination currently are on the back burner while she endeavors to pass on her love of literature and writing to local area writers groups and panels.

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Come back tomorrow for part 3 in the “Discover new worlds” for the KaLiCon Reader’s Bundle.

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Discover new worlds – KaLiCon style – intro

Hello and welcome!

As I make the final preparations for my trip to RTC in a few days, my thoughts turn to KaLiCon in October. I will be returning, as ‘bossy’ PA to Mary Ann (M. A. Abraham) I look forward to it, planning a few surprises for the Elven Games v2.0 😉

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Andi Lawrencovna came up with this great idea and a few of the authors signing at KaLiCon 2019 joined her to make anthology, where each share a short story, giving the readers a chance to get to know their writing styles and the worlds they created. It will release August 1 and will be available FREE until the event starts. How awesome is that?

I invited their heroes, heroines for a chat and starting August 1, 2019 I will have them posted here for you to enjoy, one each day, give you a little more than the books and have fun while doing so.

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

My Chat with Malachi

Hello and welcome!

Oh you will like my guest today. Met him a few months ago and he is my fave from the series. Read on and find out why 😉

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Malachi Whitetail

Do you have a nickname?
People call me Mal, and probably plenty of other things, but those are best left unmentioned.

What is one word best describes you?
Only one? My wife would probably say broody, but I think laid-back would be more appropriate.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Seriously? I dunno—jeans, a black tee, some boots. Same thing every day.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
hmmm Overall I guess so, although there were some scenes where she left me raw and bleeding. I don’t do emotion well and she had me inside out. That was tough, but since everything ended up the way it did, I can’t really complain. She did okay.

What makes you laugh out loud?
The shit my boy, Asher, gets into.

What is your favourite dessert?
My wife, Kim. If she’s not there, apple pie, but in a pinch I’ll take a beer.

What is your favourite drink?
Beer

What is your greatest fear?
Running out of beer

What is your favourite colour?
Black

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Is that a trick question?
No, do you want me to guess? he smirks

What is the perfect romantic date?
A night at home with my wife, the kid and our Great Dane, Boo, stayin’ over at my brother’s.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
You touch me and you stand to lose a limb. That’s how ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Vanilla. It always reminds me of my wife. She has this shit she puts on her hair after she washes it, making it smell like fresh baked cookies.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Used to be tall, thin, tits and blonde. That is until I met short, lush, tits and dark. I haven’t looked since then.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Two somebodies actually: my wife Kimeo, and my boy Asher.

What is one word best describes her?
My wife? Impossible to describe all that she is in one word. In fact, I’m not sure there are enough words in existence to describe her. She’s my world.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, the Cedar Tree series. They’re basically standalone books and everyone working for GFI got their story written. I had to wait six books for my turn, but I first appeared in the third one, Against Me. That was my brother Caleb’s story, and I wasn’t in a very good place in my life back then.

After me it’s the youngest member of the team, Neil’s turn. He may be young, but after learning about the things he endured overseas, it’s obvious why he’s mature well beyond his age. Stands to reason he’d be drawn to an older woman, and Kendra is just perfect for him.

I really enjoyed getting to know you and Kimeo. Thank you Mal for chatting with me.

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the chat.

As Malachi mentioned, he hails from “Like Arrows”, book 6 in the Cedar Tree Series by one of my fave authors, Freya Barker.

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An assignment has just turned interesting for GFI investigator Malachi Whitetail. When a shy, mousy woman walks into his local diner, it takes him a minute to recognize her as an employee of the real estate office he’s been monitoring. Not a believer in coincidence, Mal decides a closer look at the short brunette might be warranted. It will be the first, but certainly not the last time, he finds himself coming to her rescue.

Kimeo Lowe leads a pretty quiet existence, which is why, when she ends up a witness to a crime, her curiosity into her boss’s suspected shady dealings gets kicked into high gear. She may not be the most sociable of people, but she’s always been independent and industrious, so when an opportunity to dig a little deeper arises, she doesn’t think twice. It would seem that this time she’s bitten off a bit more than she can chew, and when a freakishly tall Native American Adonis intervenes not just once, she decides sleuthing may be best left to professionals. But it’s a bit too late.

Just when life has settled into a comfortable routine, Kim finds herself dealing with not just one, but two threats on her life. With every turn there are new challenges to face, and Mal is not about to let her face them alone. Not even when he turns out to be no match for her most dangerous enemy.

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I listened to the audiobook and what an amazing experience it was, enjoying Tanya Eby and Noel Harrison’s voices. It was a 5-star listen for me. The story is a mix of romance, suspense, mystery, a bit of drama, some hawt sexy scenes too and makes for an interesting 10 hours. I love how Ms. Barker characters are so relatable, with real issues and hangups…. yes Mal can be a jerk at times, but Kimeo puts in his place and we get to know the real him. They do get their HEA, but the road taking them there is quite trying.

Here is a audio clip for your enjoyment

You can also read an excerpt on Ms. Barker’s website.

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If you have not read / listened to the series, I urge you to give them a try, you will not be disappointed.

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Freya Barker inspires with her stories about ‘real’ people, perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy.

She is the author of the Cedar Tree and Portland, ME Series, the Northern Lights Collection and the Rock Point Series. She is also co-author of the SnapShot Series.

To see Freya’s complete backlist, and keep up to date, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀

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