My Chat with Elijah!

Hello and welcome!

Before we start I think I should warn you… ice water and an industrial fan is needed.

And now that you’ve been warned, let’s do this.

I met my next guest a few days ago and I still get shivers down my body… the good kind, no worries 😉

Please welcome Elijah!

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he saunters in and… DAYUM Natasza! I know you warned me but… double DAYUM

What is your full name?
Hey Eniko, thanks for having me on your blog. My name’s Elijah Griffon Bach. I’m a Special Warfare Operator with the Navy SEALs. Last year I received a new assignment as lieutenant of SEAL Team One, Alpha Squad. I had big shoes to fill after Captain Patrick Cobbs was killed in action.

Do you have a nickname?
Sure! All SEALs have a team name. It usually isn’t something cool like you hear in the movies, but instead from something stupid we did in training or on a mission. My BUD/S instructors gave me the name Picasso and it doesn’t have a damn thing to do with painting either.

What is one word that best describes you?
Yeah, well, I’ve heard through the grapevine my men call me a hard-ass. Maybe I am, but it’s because I want my team to come home from a mission the same way they left: walking on two legs with all their body parts. Although I shouldn’t admit this, I guess I might’ve had a bit of reputation as a man-whore with the single ladies in San Diego. Had my reasons… until recently.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m sitting here on your comfortable leather couch in work dress. Officers normally wear this when they’re on duty at the base, but when I’m off duty, I love my Levis and a comfortable Tee.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Elijah chuckles Yeah, suppose she did. I had a bad habit of only spending a few hot, sweaty hours with a girl when I was off duty. Natasza knows all my secrets. Probably realized it was time for me to get my shit together and why she set Cricket and I up on the mission in Hawaii.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My girlfriend, Cricket. She calls my bluff all the time. She also calls me an asshole when I deserve it, but for some reason it makes me laugh. Guess it’s because she’s caught me red-handed.

What is your favourite dessert?
Hmm, gonna have to be the same answer. My girl, Cricket. She’s my favorite after dinner desert any day of the week.

What is your favourite drink?
Beer. Not very suave, but I’m a down-to-earth kinda guy. Love BBQ’d hot dogs and hamburgers too.

What is your greatest fear?
Elijah’s naughty smile slips into meaningful thought In my line of work danger sits high on the totem pole. SEALs are trained to ignore their fear. Doesn’t mean we don’t have it, but I’m always concerned I’ll make the wrong decision on a mission, putting my team at risk. That can have devastating results.

What is your favourite colour?
the smile returns and he nods Have to say the color of my girl’s hair. I love threading my fingers through it.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
he laughs A SEAL is always prepared, and I’m always prepared. Not a damn thing.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Before, I would have said a few drinks and a few condoms. he laughs Now, if I’m not deployed on a mission, then Cricket and I spend our time at home. Dinner. A walk on the beach and then the rest of the night is “R” rated.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Sweet Jesus, woman, you want me to give away all my secrets. Not very ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Something Cricket wears. She won’t tell me what it is, but I know I’m home when I walk into that woman’s arms and I spend a lot of time investigating every inch of her to remind myself I made it back alive.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her eyes. Definitely, her eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do, but if your readers want to know who she is, they’ll have to play Natasza’s online game to find out how we met.

What is the one word that best describes her?
Real. Beautiful. Honest. Faithful. One word isn’t enough. SEALs are away on missions for most of the year. Takes a special kind of girl to love one of us.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
I’m not part of any book yet. Least Natasza hasn’t put me in one. My story was created for Nat’s readers to have a little fun. She’s got a big giveaway for the month of May. It’s kinda cool. The reader steps into the story and becomes a character.

What is the deal with this online game I keep hearing about?
You can check it out at the link below. Nat’s cooked up an online game for suspense lovers. You launch from her website once you sign-up for her newsletter. That’s how you’ll find out who wins the giveaways. The reader is the heroine of the story, and you run a mission with my team of SEALs. Anyone can play.

I did play it and I couldn’t stop, it was great imagining I was Cricket. Thank you so much Elijah for chatting with me and hope to see you again, in your own book.

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Well? Did you enjoyed the chat? I know I did 😉

I am a big fan of Ms. Waters books and I hope you will give them a chance.

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As he mentioned, Elijah hails from the game which anyone can play! For more details go to Natasza Waters‘s website and sign up to the newsletter to get the password to start the game.

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You’ve read romantic suspense, but have you ever been part of one? Tighten your boot laces. Join the mission online. Meet the Navy SEALs from the award-winning series A Warrior’s Challenge. Open for the month of May!

I am a fast reader and it took me just over an hour to complete the missions in the game Elijah mentioned and let me tell you it was very entertaining, suspense mixed with some panty-melting hawtness, I am fanning my face just thinking about it. While searching for the passwords to get to the next levels, I got to learn a few interesting things related to the SEALs. I hope you will join in too.

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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.

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You should check out the other stories too, the stand-alones.

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

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One lucky reader will receive an ebook of Code Name: Ghost, book 1 in the Warrior’s Challenge Series.

Kayla is intent on leaving her past north of the border. Hired as a Canadian liaison by the US Navy, she finds the Coronado SEALs tough but amiable. Their Commander is another matter. With eyes like blue steel and a body carved from it, Kayla resists the hungry attraction between them for good reason.

Navy SEAL Commander Thane Austen (Ghost) treats his women like his missions: in, out and gone. Returning from deployment to find Kayla is his new tactical specialist poses a challenge, one he’s never faced. When the defiant beauty with haunted eyes becomes a serial killer’s target, the Commander has the excuse he needs to close ranks around her. Fear is a word unknown to the legendary SEAL until he realizes love can be as dangerous to a warrior as combat. Convincing Kayla to surrender to him and catching a killer is a mission he won’t fail.

Sexy Mr. Random will let us know the winner’s name after 3 pm on Monday, May 22, 2017. Make sure you comment below. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Leontide

Hello and welcome!

As usual when I invite one of M. A. Abraham’s hunks, they have to do their own thing, and forget about answering my questions. But… I AM NOT COMPLAINING 😉

Read on about my newest adventure…

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I shut down my computer and again it is way after quitting time. It has been a hellish day and the rush requests haven’t quit all day. I want to go home, grab a bite and loose myself in a book, my usual escape from reality.

I rush to the exit, open the door, and step into the arms of a man that hadn’t been there only a moment ago. I swear it is true, he appeared out of nowhere. Oh yes, did I mention he has abs that were made in Heaven, with the white wings to match? I look up… and up … and up …. and I can’t contain my smile …

KYLLAN!!!!!!

I blush and stammer,So sorry, I didn’t see you there.

Kyllan chuckles, I know he has heard my thoughts and my blush deepens. I don’t know why I even try when I know they are sensitive to thought patterns.

Timing is sometimes everything, Kyllan replies.

Yes, it most definitely is, I respond, with a sheepish grin. I mean, what is a girl to do or say?

I have brought you a guest, if you don’t mind, Kyllan announced. The Siren Elder, Leontide. I believe you have heard of him.

Yes, I had, and yes, I am curious. As Kyllan moves aside, to allow me to see Leontide, I am expecting an elderly gentleman to appear before me. Hot damn. These aliens need to be labeled with warning signs: ‘Danger ladies, can cause overloading of Human circuits.’ I nearly break into a sweat.

You are Leontide? I stammer. I never stammer!

At your service, Leontide answered with a bow of greeting.

He thought that he would bring you a surprise, Kyllan chuckled.

As if this isn’t surprise enough, he has the physic of someone around twenty-five years old. How do they keep themselves in this kind of shape? I am both jealous, as well as running on hormone overload.

It is all the swimming and flying we need to do to live, which is something I thought you might enjoy. This is why I have come, as well as to meet you. Kyllan is always talking about you, and for him to be impressed by a Human, I thought you had to be something special.

They certainly weren’t in the back of the line when it came to handing out charm. I look at Leontide’s sparkling eyes, and I know there is more to this than he is telling me. All right, I will bite, and anything he offers actually. Where did that thought come from? He is also talking about swimming, and although it isn’t really the right time of the year, I am curious.

You needn’t worry about the temperature of your lakes, we know it is cold and will take precaution. I have brought someone to keep you warm and safe in the water. Leontide assures me.

Warm and safe in the water? There was ice in that water only a week ago, I exclaim.

You will find that is immaterial to us, Leontide informs me.

My thoughts were, ‘maybe immaterial to them, but I will freeze my bootie off.’

Allow me to introduce you to Sailon. He is one of our people, about your age. With your permission, he will show you the wonders of you oceans, or at least some of them. Leontide offered.

Sailon stepped out from behind Leontide and smiled. I could have cried. The temperature of the outside world also just spiked at fifty degrees Celsius. Yes, I could use a cold swim right about now, although the lake might not be cold enough. He is not only built like a surfer, but his blond sun kissed hair over a well-tanned face makes him look like a model for one. I am dying here, but I may go happily.

Sailon smiles, as he holds out his hand and purrs, I can’t think of an expression close enough to cover that sound, this will have to do. Name your pleasure.

I take a deep breath, clear my throat and bless the day I told my son he could have a sleepover at his friend’s. I am going to Heaven.

I will be near, if you need me, Leontide teased.

I am remembering Sten and Errisa, as I think, ‘Hopefully not too close.’ Then I answer him, I have always wanted to go to the South Sea Islands.

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Our pleasure is making you happy, Kyllan will transport us, but we can’t be gone for long. Despite that, we will make sure your time with us will be pleasurable. Leontide assured me with a wink.

Ta-Ta people, we are off, see you when I return.

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Well, what do you think?

When my chats are hijacked my adventures are always oh-so-satisfying, don’t you think?

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That gorgeous hunk on the cover is The Tribunal Elder, KYLLAN sigh

You will meet the Siren Elder, Leontide in INTERCESSION, book 4 in the Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham, releasing on May 10, 2017. He is such a character, funny, with a mischievous streak that will have you laughing.

The Tribunal Elder has lived through more millenniums than he cares to think about. He is not the type to shirk his duties. He is a force to reckon with; yet he is known to be a kind man. To settle a dispute between the Martians and the Human, he will travel to Mars. Before he returns home, this problem will be settled, one way or another.

The message from the Martians is clear, remove the settlers from the surface of their planet, or they will die. The Tribunal Elder soon discovers there is more to this than those who are in command know about, for the act that precipitated this action had multiple events. Someone is working in the background, manipulating forces, to create a power struggle between the two species.

Will he allow the Tantalarians be pulled into a conflict that they have and want nothing to do with?

Read Chapter 1 here and find the pre-order links are here.

My review:
“This book brings a major twist in the series, that I didn’t expect. An exciting continuation of the series where we find out more about Tantalarian history, a conflict on Mars and a positive outcome for all involved. I recommend it with 5 stars.”

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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 Wee William

Hello and welcome!

My guest today is Wee William… again … since he came to see me on my other blog site years ago, and I thought I should bring him over.

oh he is just walking in… I know I am staring, but can’t help it… I was doing that last time too LOL

WEE WILLIAM!

I know I should look away, but I can’t… OMG am I blushing? I forgot that he is soooo …. BIG …  all over!!!

Here is a towel to dry off. Please have a seat here by the fire.
Let’s get started before I melt
Is it hot in here?

What is your full name?
William of Dunshire

Do you have a nickname?
Wee William
Don’t let his nickname fool you, there is nothing wee about him… clearing my throat…

What is one word best describes you?
BIG
I agree with that!!!

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Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I just got out of the loch, lassie. I’m wearin’ water.
Don’t I know it…. sigh…. I want to be the water drops…

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Aye, she did. Although I do no’ believe I’m as stubborn as she thinks I be.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Sarcasm

What is your fave dessert?
Whatever me wee wife makes.

What is your greatest fear?
That something bad I canna control will harm me wife or me bairns.

What is your fave colour?
Gray-blue – me wife’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Me skin.

What is the perfect romantic date?
’tis 14th Century Scotland here, lassie. We dunna date much. But Nora and I do like to take walks around the loch. And occasionally, when the nine little ones get a wee loud, we sneak off to the barn.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Wee William of Dunshire, ticklish? Nay, lassie. Just do no’ touch me bare feet.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Lilacs and bread. Reminds me of Nora.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
If Nora catches me lookin’ at another woman, she’ll beat me about the head with me own broadsword. I only have eyes for Nora.
Lucky Nora…

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Aye, Nora.

What is one word best describes her?
Brave.

Can you tell us a bit about what the future holds for the readers of the series?
The Clan MacDougall series is finished. But, it has spawned several other series, the Clan Graham series, the Clan McDunnah series. The Mackintoshes & McLarens series has started with the first book released in 2016, the 2nd one coming in April 2017.

I am so looking forward to reading the new series. Thank you so much Wee William for taking the time away from your family, but please next time take pity on my heart and wear something, ok?

He laughs and his booming voice gets the windows vibrating and he winks as he is walking away… what a sight… just as beautiful as the front… sigh

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Thank you for joining Wee William and I today, he is my favourite from The Clan MacDougall series by the awesome Suzan Tisdale.

This is the old cover, from when I read it back in 2014… time flies!

Since then I’ve listened to the audio version too, narrated by Brad Wills and I loved it *sigh* which I think you can tell from my review 😉
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The whole series got a cover remake, what do you think?
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You can also check the chat we had in February 2015 here, in case you missed it.

Three lucky readers, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, will win an ebook copy of “Wee William’s Woman“. The contest will close at 3pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. GOOD LUCK!

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My surprise Chat with Daeron, the grouch! …sheesh

Hello and welcome!

I had a surprise visitor earlier today…  from the future no less. Read on!

I sit in my chat room, writing in my blog planner, and my thoughts turn to the Elves I learned to love over the years.  Remembering the old days when nearly anything could happen in this room, while M.A. Abraham wrote the Elven Chronicles.  Well, I guess that is about to change, now that the series is over.  I have to admit, I am going to miss those characters, even if we will get glimpses of what their lives are like in EC: One Empire, starting with the novella “Rising from the Ashes”, which will release December 10, 2017.  So, now what can I expect?

As I close my book, the door of the interview room flies open and crashes against the wall behind it with a loud boom.  A moment later an Elf I have never seen before walks through the doorway, or rather, he storms through the door.

Eniko?

Yes I answer uncertainly.  I don’t know what to think of him, although he has to be one of the most gorgeous Elves I have ever seen, and I have to admit, I have seen some prime Elves.  His gruff manner and angry expression is enough to put any person off though.

I read in the archives that you used to interview my predecessors.  The Elf growled.

Ouch, what a grouch!  Should I answer, or just throw him out?  He is so mad there is smoke coming out of his nostrils.  Wait a moment; I have never seen that before.  Who is this character?

I don’t get a chance to ask; as he barrels into the topic he wants to discuss, before I can find out what he is talking about.

I am Daeron, second in command of the Guardians of the Empire.  I am here on behalf of the other eleven members of the Elven/Dragon squad to see if you can help us stop our leader from getting carried away with his plans.  You see, he has these two daughters and he is obsessed with finding mates for them from amongst the Guardians.  I admit, some are a little more enthusiastic about that idea that I am, but someone has to talk some reason into his head.  He has brought the first girl to our home headquarters, and although she is beautiful, I would rather forego the pleasure of her company.  To begin with, I don’t think any man should be forced into this type of situation.  It isn’t fair, or healthy.  The girl doesn’t seem too pleased that she is being put into the limelight either.   She is a timid little thing, no fit consort for an Elven/Dragon shifter.  Daeron  snarled.

I thought Elves couldn’t force a Life Mate bond,  I speak mildly, with the idea that if I don’t panic or show signs of doing so, I might get out of this alive.  Alright, I have to admit I am enjoying the Elf candy, but does he have to be so surly?  As I think this, I can’t help but check out the man who stands before me.

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Long beautiful blond hair that falls to his waist.  Check.  A face that would make an angel weep.  Most definitely.  A body that would make most men kill for, oh yeah… I do a double take over that chest and give a inward sigh.  And, he is wearing a pair of leather pants that are nearly as tight as those Liessen used to wear.  Leather is my weakness, too bad he needs an attitude adjustment.

We can’t, and King Gerolth won’t force anyone into a relationship, not really, but he can sure make life miserable for anyone who wants to try to fight him on this.  Daeron growled.

Suppose you sit down and tell me what this is all about, starting from the top, so I can have an insight to what your problem is all about, I suggest.

Great, another talker, typical female,  Daeron snorts.

Great, another crabby man coming to me for advice, I return, although I am not sure where I am getting the courage from.  Then again, Daeron sounds desperate, so maybe I am not so far off the mark.

Daeron sits on the visitor’s couch, puts his dusty boots up on my newly polished coffee table, and begins.  The first Guardian was Altarian, who lived to a ripe age of 25000 years.  Gerolth is his son, and he can be a pain, if you know what I mean.  Those of us who serve under him have always considered him to be a very reasonable, and sensible, character.  But, since he found his Life Mate, he has been unbearable, especially since he managed to locate his twin daughters as well.

I thought Life Mates couldn’t live apart, my brow creases as I think about that little rule.  I am sure I am right.

Usually they can’t, but she hid behind the veil, and it served as a buffer.  He could tell she was alive, even if he couldn’t see her.  He also knew that she was close by, so the need to tear the world apart didn’t interfere with his thinking capacity.  It sure made a difference when they returned to his world.  That was when he got ideas about matching them with members of the Guardians, though rumor says this idea isn’t a new one.  The last thing I need is a Life Mate right now.  I am comfortable with the way things are, Daeron  stated.

I thought all male Elves wanted to meet their Life Mates.  That they thought it was a priority, something that would complete them and bring them happiness.  I returned.

I am not merely an Elf.  I am a Dragon shifter.  I, along with my eleven brethren, are amongst the prime warriors in the Empire.  Let me rephrase that.  I was one of the prime warriors, now I am much more, for my Dragon has come out.  We have no need for a mate.  We are perfect as we are, Daeron bragged smugly.

Not conceited either, are you?  I asked.

I could smell the smoke as it came out of his nose at that comment.  By now, I knew that Daeron wouldn’t harm me.  Under that veneer, he was vulnerable, and that was what he was fighting to protect.  He is lucky he never got to meet Serenity or her girls.  They would have trimmed his wick.

I can see, I am not going to get any help from you.  Trust women to group together against men when the time comes, Daeron grumbled.

You were the one to come to me, as if I can do anything.  I don’t know the Elves you are talking about.  Also, did it ever occur to you that Gerolth’s daughters might not be interested in you?  I suggested.

The look of surprise on Daeron ’s face was priceless.  He blinked at me in disbelief, and then snorted, as he commented.  What is not to like?

Oh, I can think of a few, beginning with your surly attitude.  You ever think she might be of the opinion that she can do better elsewhere?  I ask.

Not likely, but then what would you know, Daeron snorted.  Then he got up from the couch and grinned; as he tossed me such a wickedly suggestive glance that it made me blush profusely.  

I can’t believe that I did that.  I am well past schoolgirl age, but I have the feeling that he could make me feel young again, if he put a little effort into it.  

Daeron’s smile widened, as he cupped my chin in his hand and looked deeply into my eyes.  With a voice made for satin sheets and dark sultry nights, he purred  You have no idea what an Elven/Dragon shifter can make you feel, or want to do.  Dream well, my Eniko, for you never know who will come to you in the night and how well loved you will feel when you wake.

Daeron then turned, and walked back out through the door he entered.  I blink, lost in the thoughts his suggestion created in the back of my mind.  Damn, I need a shower.

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Hope you enjoyed the unexpected visit. Despite him being a grouch, I kinda liked Daeron but I am looking forward to see him knocked-off a few pegs by his Life Mate, and knowing Ms. Abraham, she will be a feisty one that will put him thru his paces and make him work for everything bwahaha

Daeron hails from “The Goddess”, book 1 in the “Guardians of the Empire” series, the 2nd spin-off series after the Elven Chronicles, releasing February 4, 2018.

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Now you have an idea what we have to look forward to 😉 The beloved Elven stories M. A. Abraham entertained us with for so many years are not over with the end of the Elven Chronicles. Lots more to look forward and I for one I am very excited. I got a glimpse in both spin-off series and SQUEEEEE I can’t wait till you can join in the new adventures.

Stay tuned there will be something awesome coming your way soon here on my blog. Check back or better yet, sign up to get my posts in your inbox 😉

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Happy visit, sad goodbye

Hello and welcome!

Today is a happy/sad day for me… read on and find out why.

The moment I entered my studio, I could feel his presence.  He didn’t need to face me, for me to know who he was.  No one could fill a room with power the way Loth could, not Liessen, Daroth, or any of the other Elven Kings.  Not even the legendary Gabriel had that effect.  He knew I could sense him, and even without turning to face me, as I swung to look in his direction, I could tell he was smiling.

I knew you were here.  I told Lothrariel.

I didn’t doubt it for a moment, my beauty.  I would never try to hide my presence from you, not even if I could.  Our friendship has never been about games.  We have no need for those.  Come, sit with me by the fire, so we can talk and spend a little time together.  Lothrariel invited.

Fire?  I have no fireplace in this room.  Yet, as I look past him, I note the signs of one in the background.  There is more going on here that I don’t understand, and would like answers to.  Our relationship might not have been about games, but there was always a degree of mystery to it, as well as a sense of closeness that couldn’t be denied.  The first thing I wanted to know was where the sense of space was coming from.  This room wasn’t this large before.

No, my lady, your room is not very big, although it is charming enough.  The fireplace that you see is in my home, which is beyond the portal that I opened so you could cross into my world.  Will you come to me?  Lothrariel asked.

I smile, as Loth holds out a hand towards me, to offer his assistance, as he beckons me forward.  I move towards him, place my hand in his, and he smiles, as he notes that it is trembling.  He reassures me with his eyes that there is no danger, and nothing for me to fear, even as he escorts me across the boundary that separates our worlds.  He speaks, and his words flow around me like water, softly touching my mind like the fluttering wings of a butterfly.  I am transformed, as a dress made of gossamer in deep red covers my body, and I feel like I am floating on air.

What has happened to my winter coat that I was wearing only moments before? 

You will not need your coat here.  My home is comfortable and warm.  The fire will drive the chill from your bones, as you sit with me by the fire and ask your questions.

I can smell the fragrant scent of burning pine, hear the crackle of the flames as they dance around the logs that never seem to deteriorate.  I step closer and feel the heat from the blaze on my skin and wraps around my mind with its invitation to make myself comfortable.  It feels so good.

Within moments, I am sitting on a large comfortable seat for two.  I am holding a snifter of warmed brandy, as I relax against Lothrariel’s reclining body.  I look into his face and drown in the depths of his eyes, as I fight to remember why I came.  There was something important that I needed to ask him, but I can’t remember what.  Ah yes, there have been rumours about him and those who I have come to love in the Elven Chronicles.

I hear that you are taking your people away.  That you do not intend to return to my world.

That isn’t quite the way it is.  I am taking my people from this world, that is true, but we will return.  I have no intention of forsaking you.  We will continue to send you news about us, as we rebuild the Elven Empire, and get to know those who have come to join us.  Lothrariel explained.

Will it be so difficult that you must leave?  I ask sadly, my eyes tearing up.

My lady, do not cry, I could not bear that.  Our lands are vast, and there are surprises awaiting our attentions.  We are not as alone in this part of the world as we thought we would be.  You will find this out, as members of our people travel through what we thought were uncharted, and uninhabited lands.

Can you tell me more?  I was intrigued, despite everything.

That is not my intention, at least not yet.  I have only brought you into my home to assure you that we have not deserted you.  Lothrariel softly stated.

Then why are you going?  I don’t understand. I admit, I am puzzled by all of this.

I would shield you from the world that surrounds you, if only for a while.  I surround you with comfort, the serenity of my home, and the safety of the Elven Empire.  You are tired, rest.  Your soul thirsts for the peace your world lacks, rest easy in the knowledge that it exits here.  Relax, and dream of life as it should be lived.  I tell you that those who do not dwell in our world are not forgotten.  They are always welcome to visit, even for a short time, as we build, live, love, laugh and dwell in the arms of the Empire.

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I don’t remember much after that except the sense of well-being and serenity. I hope you enjoyed it, because I sure did. 😉

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Lothrariel, the Elven Emperor, hails from The Elven Chronicles series by M. A. Abraham. A series that I adore and was fortunate enough to be along for the journey from conception to publishing.

I didn’t really like Elven books before this series, but the world that Ms. Abraham has opened for the readers is amazing and I wish I could go in and never return, and many times I loose myself among the Elves while following their life story.

Read them yourself and you will see why I love the series so much, follow the various characters, each finding their Life Mate and happiness. Of course their life is not easy, they fight against an enemy that is formidable and cunning. Amid all the strife, the author can weave in humour and lighthearted banter that make the books very light and enjoyable. The love is palpable in the story and the bonding scenes are heart melting, the words that the Life Mates speak to each other and joins their life forces.

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I have mixed feelings about the last book of the Elven Chronicles, “Kings of the Empire”. On one hand I am looking forward excitedly to see the end of the Drazon, the ultimate evil in the Elven world who plagued the lives of so many generations of Elves and the reunification of all the Elven Kingdoms. On the other hand, I am feeling sad because my love, Lothrariel, my Elven book boyfriend, will be finally claimed by his Life Mate, S’Larea, but I will keep him mine in my heart forever; also with this book the Elven Chronicles comes to and end ;(

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For those of you who follow the Elven Chronicles, do not despair. This series will end, BUT there will be more Elven stories coming and I have to tell you, they will be awesome. One is EC: One Empire with the first book “Rising from the Ashes” releasing December 2017 and the other is The Guardians of the Empire series with the first book “The Goddess” releasing February 2018. You’ll have to thank in part M. A. Abraham’s Elven Elite Squad, the author’s street team, they voted for more to be written. They ROCK!!!

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, I will have all the news too 😉

To keep up with the series or check out the other books by M. A. Abraham, you can also check the links below.

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One lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments on this chat, will win a signed copy of the “Kings of the Empire”, to be announced after 3pm EST, Thursday, February 16, 2017, the release day of this book. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Cailean!

Hello and welcome!

I met my next guest a few days ago and …. Just keep reading 😉

Welcome! Welcome!
where is my ice bucket?  … he is soooo… YUM 

What is your full name?
Cailean Ross

Do you have a nickname?
Cailean the Champ. The by-name hails from my champion knight status on the tournament and Highland Games circuit, namely the hugely popular Heatheredge Gathering in Scotland’s far north.

What is one word best describes you?
Dedicated.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Aye, well… As you’ve caught me at the start of EDGE OF YESTERDAY, I’m in my most resplendent medieval reenactor gear. I was just heading for the joust, so I’m mailed, plated, and helmed in shining armor. As I’m proud to be a Scot, I’ve also slung my Ross plaid about my shoulders. And, of course, I’m carrying my trusty sword, Triumph.

I dinnae like to boast, but I’ve been drawing the eyes of the ladies here at the Gathering. A shame none of them appeal to me, lovely as they all are. I’d rather have a fine and braw medieval lass, but they are thin on the ground in modern-day Scotland.

Do you think the authors portrayed you accurately?
He grins For the most part, aye. It wasnae always easy accepting the mores and such of medieval Scotland – after all, how many men these days have an overlord who pretty much rules everything ye do? Good thing I liked and respected the one the authors chose for me. Otherwise, I might have walked off the page.

So, aye, Tarah and Sue-Ellen did me proud. Their pens gave me my head for the most part, with them just following along, scribbling away as I went about my business.

If I could change anything, I’d request potatoes in the story. Damn, I missed my tatties! But spuds didn’t exist in medieval Scotland, and so… I did without.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My lady’s brother asking if I can sit a horse or swing a sword. He chuckles shaking his head He only asked once.

What is your favourite dessert?
Millionaire Shortbread, which sadly also doesnae exist in medieval Scotland.
I have to search that... searching on the weboh they look yummy

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What is your favourite drink?
Anything but medieval cider. He shudders
I remember your first experience with cider 😀

What is your greatest fear?
Now he really laughs I would say my mother-in-law, but as she is indeed a formidable and very powerful woman, I’ll no’ risk her seeing this interview and getting annoyed. I’d like to keep my head on my shoulders.

What is your favourite colour?
The shining silver steel of my sword.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Cold Highland air and my lady’s attentions.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Aye, well… I wouldn’t mind taking my love, Lady Julianna, to modern-day Heatheredge for a pub lunch at the town’s cozy tavern. Then I’d drive her north to Durness on Scotland’s rugged northern coast for a few days of long walks across the beaches and cliffs there. Privacy with her, see you? There is no’ much of that in medieval Scotland.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A champion knight is ne’er ticklish, lass. No’ in this time, nor in the auld days.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Peat smoke on a chill autumn day. And if I have to tell you what it reminds me of, you’ve never been to the Highlands.
Unfortunately I have not, but it is on my bucket list.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Hey, her looks. I’m a man, after all. But what really matters, what keeps me looking, is what comes out of her mouth. It’s a strong and smart woman that fires my blood. I’m blessed to have just such a spitfire in my beloved Julianna. She’s smart as a whip and bold as they come. God, I love her!

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I sure do. My lady wife, Julianna. Though, in truth, I don’t have her quite yet. As I understand this romance-novel-hero deal, you readers have to first read my book before I can truly claim her. We have to reach our happy-ever-after ending and all – and do so in public! Before readers’ eyes. I did have a chuckle at that part, you were quite embarrassed 😀

Did you hear that? I don’t think that is really fair. I want her now, see you? So get reading, lassies! Grab a copy of EDGE OF YESTERDAY, read on, love the book, and make me a happy man.

What is one word best describes her?
Daring.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, EDGE OF YESTERDAY is book one of Tarah Scott’s and Sue-Ellen Welfonder’s co-authored EDGE series. These are Scottish time travel romances. There will be lots more “EDGE OF..” books coming, so readers can get ready to spend lots of exciting times in Heatheredge, Scotland, the fictitious Highland setting of the series.

I’ll add that the location is based on a real place known to the authors. I’ll also vouch that readers will enjoy their time there. After all, how can they not when I’ll be there to greet them?

I sure did enjoy myself. Thank you Cailean for chatting with me, say hello to Lady Julianna for me.

Now, thank you for having me, dear lady. It’s been good to have a blether with ye, as we Scots say. But I need to get back to my Julianna now. She knows I love her, but she might no’ like me spending too much time with all your lovely modern-day lady readers.

So I’m away… See you at the Edge, ladies!

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Thank you for joining us and I hope your had fun, I know I did 😉

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As Cailean mentioned he hails from book 1 of the Edge Series, Edge of Yesterday by two amazing authors, Tarah Scott and Sue-Ellen Welfonder.

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Two of Scottish romance’s most loved authors have joined pens to write a thrilling new time travel series filled with passion, danger, and intrigue. These never-before-published novels will sweep you to Scotland’s Highland Heatheredge, where magic is real, time is relevant, and there is no escape from desire…

Men are disappearing in the Highland crofting village of Heatheredge. The authorities suspect foul play, but without signs of violence—or bodies—they can’t prove a thing.

World champion swordsman Cailean Ross is living the fantasy of a lifetime as the victor of Heatheredge’s medieval reenactment Gathering. But when the fantasy turns into reality, swordplay becomes a fight to the death and he finds himself among the ‘missing’ statistics.

Julianna Mackay flees a man she fears is an evil wizard and literally runs into handsome Cailean Ross. Cailean defends Lady Julianna from her attackers. Together, they set out in search of the key to a six-hundred-year-old curse that can only be broken in medieval Scotland.

When the veil of time is lifted, Cailean and Julianna find that love may not be enough to save them or those they hold dear.

Releasing December 27, 2016

Preorder at AmazonKobo • other distributors coming soon!

Excerpt (+18 please)

“Is my company so abhorrent that you must flee?” she asked.

“On the contrary your company is too pleasing.”

She dropped her gaze in a clear attempt to hide her expression but Cailean could see she was pleased.

“Then stay,” she said.

“If your brother catches me here, he will try to kill me.”

She snorted. “Lennox knows I am a woman grown, and I am no maiden. I can do as I please.”

“That doesnae mean he would want me dallying with you.”

“Dallying?” She lifted her brows. “Ye think well of yourself, sir.”

“Dallying isn’t what ye had in mind?” he asked.

Her eyes darkened. Yes, this woman was trouble. She started toward him. He straightened from the wall and remained perfectly still until she stopped in front of him.

“I am no idiot,” she said. “I have seen the way you look at me.”

Trouble, trouble, trouble.

But he wasn’t going to take the bait. He stared but said nothing.

“Ye find me pleasing to look upon,” she said.

“I have eyes,” he said, then cursed his tongue. Give the woman inch and she would take a mile.

She stepped closer and before he could move she placed her hands on his chest. “You want to know what it is like to kiss me.”

It wasn’t a question.

She slid her hands up his chest and over his shoulders, her fingers brushed his flesh and tickled the sensitive hair at the back of his neck. His cock began to lengthen.

“Julianna,” he said, but she was pulling his head down.

Their lips touched and Cailean felt his surroundings slip away. Her mouth, warm and soft, melted beneath his. Her breath was sweet with the taste of rosemary and mint. Lightly, her tongue flicked at his lips. Cailean sucked her tongue into his mouth. She pressed close and her hard nipples poked into him. Cailean gripped her shoulders and crushed her to him. Julianna speared the fingers of one hand into his hair and tugged as she nipped at his lips. Heat flashed through him. She abruptly pulled back and Cailean jarred. Julianna backed him toward the bed. Leaving would have been the better part of valor. But a kiss or two wouldn’t hurt…

“Your brother will never forgive me,” he said.

“Then we willnae tell him.”

The backs of his legs bumped the wood frame of the bed and he fell onto his arse. His cock jerked when she knelt in front of him. Sweet God, she wasn’t going to… She kept her eyes on his face as she reached toward his…belt. Laughter appeared in her eyes as she unbuckled his sword belt. The woman was a tease—and knew it. She grasped the sword and pulled the belt from around him, buckled it, then hung it over the small post at the foot of the bed. Julianna rose, hiked up her dress, and straddled his lap. She reached beneath her skirt and shoved his kilt up to his waist. He held his breath as her velvety soft skin made contact with his thighs.

“God have mercy,” he breathed, and she laughed as her mouth descended onto his.

Cailean kissed her back and wondered if he’d ever truly kissed a woman before today. He’d known beautiful women, had cared for one or two, but Julianna took his breath away.

Her soft belly bumped his engorged cock and a spasm of pleasure pulled his bollocks so tight he grimaced in discomfort. Bloody hell, he wanted the woman. Her mouth moved on his and this time she sucked his tongue into her mouth. Cailean grasped the hairnet she wore and pulled it from her hair. Two long braids tumbled free. He took one braid and worked it loose until the thick tresses filled his hand. He drew a fistful of the hair to his nose and breathed deep.    

She began to rock her mons against his erection. He drew a sharp breath when her soft curls tickled the underside of his cock and bollocks. Cailean gritted his teeth against the compulsion to orgasm. He hadn’t embarrassed himself in that way since he’d been a lad of nineteen. He broke the kiss, then tugged down a sleeve of her dress and revealed one perfect breast with a light pink areola. He ducked his head and took the nipple in his mouth. Her skin tasted slightly salty and felt like velvet. He flicked the nipple with his tongue. She gasped and rocked harder. Each bump against his member sent pleasure rocketing through him. She hadn’t lied when she said she was no maiden. The woman knew what she wanted—and he liked that. So much for the submissive wilting medieval woman.

Cailean twisted and rolled Julianna onto her back. He shoved his hands beneath her arse and scooted her fully onto the bed. Her loosened hair framed her face like spun gold. Cailean brushed his lips against hers. She stilled and satisfaction shot through him. She wasn’t afraid to ask for what she wanted, but she hadn’t expected tenderness…and maybe a little more?

He kissed her again and covered a breast with his palm. Julianna slid her arms around him and hugged him close. Cailean gently rocked against her. It would take every ounce of determination he had not to come before he pleased her, but he would do it. She arched her hips. What would she do if he slipped a finger into her wet heat? His heart pounded. God help him, if he touched her sex he might not be able to keep from driving inside her like a beast. 

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My thoughts – 5 stars
To the authors: I haven’t done any cleaning and is all your fault 😛

I couldn’t stop reading, I could not put it down, the whole time I was in suspense waiting to see what happens next, loved the buildup, the story is amazing. The characters mesh well, loved the interactions between Cailean and Julianna. Made me laugh thought how long it took Cailean to realize he was not in his time anymore, it created quite a few interesting moments for him. The ending was surprising… a good one, I promise 😉

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There is a release day party on Facebook on Dec. 27, 4pm – 10pm, hope to see you there!

One lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments on this chat, will win an ebook copy of Cailean and Julianna’s story, to be announced after 3pm EST, Wednesday, December 28, 2015. GOOD LUCK!

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My Chat with Ty

Hello and welcome!

I’ve been waiting with much anticipation since I heard about his story and now that I read it, I had to invite him for a chat. My knees are trembling… OH MY! … sigh … too bad he doesn’t have any brothers, those eyes DAYUM … my fave colour

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Please welcome Ty!

What is your full name?
Tyler McKay

Do you have a nickname?
My friends call me Ty. My sisters sometimes call me Ty the Tiger, but I let them live.

What is one word best describes you?
Principled.
That you are, I am impressed how much.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
A navy Ermenegildo Zegna suit, and white shirt with French cuffs and gold cuff links – a graduation gift from my grandfather. They have my initials engraved on them. I don’t much do casual, even business-casual. I’m also wearing a silk tie that Amy picked for me. It’s a little more colorful than I would have chosen myself, but I’m taking her out for dinner tonight and she’ll like if I’m wearing it. Pleasing Amy is very big for me. Stepping out of my comfort zone has proven to be a big part of pleasing Amy, but it’s totally worth it.
A little colour is good for you 😀

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I don’t think I’m quite as bossy as Deborah made me sound. I did get that exasperated with Amy, though. That part was all true, every single word. My car is never going to look right again, and it’s my own fault.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Being surprised. That can make me laugh or it captures my interest. Amy did both the first time we talked, which explains a lot.

What is your favourite dessert?
I don’t have much of a sweet tooth. I was always a meat-and-potatoes kind of guy, but Amy’s homemade pasta is changing my thinking very quickly.

What is your favourite drink?
Red wine.

What is your greatest fear?
I don’t have many fears. I was raised to see fear as a challenge, and to address it with my choices. So, if I were – just for example – afraid that this relationship with Amy might not continue to be as incredible as it’s been so far, I’d make every effort to keep that from happening. I think relationships need to be nurtured, and that partners need to be appreciated. My parents do that for each other, and Amy’s parents apparently did that (I would have liked to have met them) so we both are committed to talking and sharing. I’ll never take her for granted, and that’s a big part of what undermines fear.

What is your favourite colour?
I’ve become unexpectedly partial to tangerine. Just catching a glimpse of a dress in that color – especially if it’s a puffy bridesmaid’s dress – makes me smile.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing. What do you wear? he winks
Wouldn’t you like to know I say with a grin

What is the perfect romantic date?
I used to think it was one in which everything went according to my plan. The thing is that while it’s satisfying to organize something well, it can also be a bit dull. I didn’t realized that until Amy and I started our fake date plan – I was never entirely sure what was going to happen and that actually increased my interest in seeing her. She challenges my expectations and I like that, I like it a lot.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
As if I’d admit anything that will make me vulnerable.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I like how women smell. I like how the scent of a woman’s perfume (if she wears any) and her soap and whatever other products she uses all blend with her own scent to create a distinctive and personal scent. In particular, I like how Amy smells. I could find her in the dark.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I read mysteries and thrillers, so I’m intrigued by a woman who can’t be understood at a glance. Amy, for example, used to dress very plainly. It was probably easy for people to overlook her, but I noticed that she had a quiet confidence, and also that she was quite pretty. After we were in the elevator alone together and she was too flustered to remember to push the button for her floor, I knew she’d noticed me. After that, I paid attention. I saw that she read a lot, just like me. I noticed that she always brought her lunch to work, just like me. I saw that she bought herself a coffee only on Fridays and I wondered why. Why one? Why only on that day? Because we’re both readers, I thought of Amy when I decided to take a fake date to my sister’s wedding. Because she chewed me out for my assumptions the first time we talked… and quoted Anaïs Nin to me! I had to know more – which is why that fake date led to an engagement of our own. She wasn’t like any other woman I’d met before, so I had to know more.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Amy, my own enigma. We’re getting married soon.
I hear, congrats to you both!

What is one word best describes her?
Unexpected.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Simply Irresistible is the first book of the Flatiron Five series of contemporary romances and romantic comedies by Deborah Cooke. Next up is Addicted to Love, which is my friend, and partner, Kyle’s book. Kyle is the high king of one-night stands, so I’m not convinced that Deborah can lead him to a happily-ever-after, but maybe and I say this with some doubt, it’s only a question of Kyle finding the right woman. Maybe.

Thank you so much Ty for chatting with me, I really enjoyed your company and I am looking forward to read how things progress in the next books. Hugs to Amy.

I give him a quick hug… hey… I couldn’t resist feeling up his hard body… I know, I know, I am shameless 😛 … and those eyes? Le sigh!

As I close the door after Ty, I hear …

Pssst – this is Deborah. It’s actually a question of Kyle having a second chance with the woman he already knows is the one for him. She married someone else, so he knows that a relationship with any other woman has no future for him. Lauren is Ty’s sister, though, and Ty knows nothing of either the night Lauren and Kyle shared once-upon-a-time, or the fact that Lauren has turned to Kyle for pure pleasure after the end of her marriage. Don’t tell Ty. He’ll be shocked that his favorite sister would do such a thing.

Great timing Deb, Ty just left. Thanks for sending him over for a chat. I am sure Ty will get over it and be happy for his favourite sister. I can’t wait for Kyle and Lauren’s story. I can’t believe I have to wait for 6 months to read it o_O

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Thanks for dropping by and I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

As Ty mentioned, he hails from “Simply Irresistible”, book 1 in the Flatiron Five series.

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Tyler McKay has had enough…
Going to his fourth sister’s wedding without a date will only encourage his female relations to “help” him find romance. Ty’s ready to wait for Ms. Right and is busy enough as the finance guy for F5. When he learns that the cute woman who works in his building is in the same predicament, he’s sure that fake dates are the perfect solution. She agrees, but Ty soon realizes that there’s far more to Amy than meets the eye. When she enrolls in a bondage class at F5, he finds himself taking a disguise as dangerous Matteo to keep her safe. How far will he go to win the heart of a woman he finds…simply irresistible?

Amy Thornton can’t get enough…
Amy can’t resist another romance about a hot hero and the woman who steals his heart away with naughty games. When she decides to write her own book, she knows she needs to do research. Her fake date, Tyler, is gorgeous but too nice to play naughty games—unlike Matteo, Amy’s mysterious personal instructor at F5, who plays them so well. When Amy has to choose, will she pick the nice guy or the promise of the forbidden pleasures she finds…simply irresistible?

Download the first chapter free from Ms. Cooke’s online store! The buy links are there too 😉

My review: 5 stars

I think I am in love … I really enjoyed Ty and Amy’s story, the way it unfolds, with small detours that seem big at the time. What I liked the most is that Ty is a nice guy, no dark past, no scars or emotional baggage and that is refreshing. The excerpts from the book Amy is writing are from an actual book which I read and enjoyed, another novel idea I love, having two authors collaborate this way. I can’t wait for Kyle’s book. Thank you Ms. Cooke for an awesome read!

Maybe you remember I posted a while ago that this series is connected to Ella Ardent‘s Euphoria series. With Tyler’s encouragement, Amy decides to follow her dream of becoming a writer. She begins to write an erotic fairy tale called Her Dark Prince. I read that one too… Amy you naughty girl LOL…  and I am hoping I can get Lothair to come for a chat 😉

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One lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments, will win a signed print copy of “Simply Irresistible” courtesy of Ms. Cooke (can I enter too? 😀 ). Comments will stay open until 3pm, EST, Monday, December 12, 2016. GOOD LUCK!

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Unexpected Tantalarian visitors

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who just stopped by! It was a surprise.. an awesome one. Read further and I’ll tell you what happened a few hours ago. Go on, you’ll love it.

What is that noise? I can’t help but wonder if I am hearing things, or dreaming, as the sound of giggling comes from the other room. It is the middle of the night, and I am reluctant to admit I am uneasy about going to check on things. I quickly push that feeling aside, as I attribute it to a bout of rampant imagination.

Setting the nagging suspicion that I am not alone aside, I enter the chat room, where I entertain my guests. I can hardly believe what I am seeing. There are two winged people in the room, and no, they are not paying attention to me, as one tickles the other. I can’t help but laugh, for their horseplay and the sound of their laughter is contagious. They are immediately alerted to my presence and they become more guarded, although the smiles they were wearing earlier remain in place.

Eniko? The dark haired male asks, as he bows deeply in greeting.

The sound of that rich baritone in my mind sends goose bumps all over me.

I have a feeling I know who this is, especially as there is a red haired winged female by his side. Together this couple makes quite a contrast to each other. His wings are very black, so much so that they seem to have a blue sheen to them. Her wings are so white, they gleam.

I have to work at taking my eyes off their wings, and I get the feeling they realize this, as they tuck them away behind them, to help out. That was when I saw his very naked and well-defined chest. Oh yes, a woman could die happy pressed against that. I nearly blurt out the first thought that crashes through my mind, and only stop in time to prevent verbalizing them. It isn’t quick enough to prevent these two from reading them though. The female is the first to begin teasing, and she is outrageous.

Really Eniko? That is all you can think to say? Hallelujah? I am Adele, and this is my mate, husband, Terec. We bring you greetings from Tantalus.

There is no sense trying to hide my thoughts from them, and their names tell me exactly who they are, as well as where they came from. I respond as well as my shock will allow me to, as I return their bows, while my eyes continue to stray he, I mean, they, present such a splendid sight as a couple… I am in such trouble. Both are wearing their ceremonial garb and, while Adele looks fabulous in hers, Terec makes me want to race for my drooling towel. That chest should be outlawed, and probably would be in he lived on Earth. So unfair, I want to go to Tantalus, even for a little while. I can barely stop myself from teasing him. You know the saying, never trust a redhead, they have wicked tempers.

I don’t mind if you tease and, it is alright if you look, after all, we have eyes for a reason. Right? Adele gets the ball rolling.

I like her.

Be good Adele, poor Eniko is having a difficult enough time controlling her thoughts without your help, Terec warns his mate.

You are such a spoil sport, Terec. Perhaps I should allow her to do some of what is going through her mind. Eniko, you would find his wings are definitely as soft as you suspect. Especially on the underside, and he is very ticklish, as you get closer to the inside ridges. He likes it when you… Adele got no further, as he interrupts.

I am sure Eniko isn’t interested in the details.

But I am, is my thought, even as Terec clears his throat. I would like to know as much as possible, and more, if I could get away with it.

Terec, behave, Adele admonished him, before adding. We are here for a reason, not to embarrass our hostess. If you can’t keep your thoughts to yourself, I will definitely allow her to fondle your pearls. You know how Eniko loves black pearls.

Terec’s eyes bulge, as my face burns, and I am sure it looks as hot as it feels. Red generally suits me, and yes, it is my favorite color, but not when it covers my face. Right about now, I would rather just find a hole to hide in.

Adele realizes she has taken her joke a touch too far, and moves to my side, to wrap a wing around my shoulders. She is immediately contrite for the blunt teasing remarks, and lets me know.

You must forgive my crude form of teasing. I love to get reactions from people, and tend to get carried away.

I am surrounded by the downy softness of the interior of her wings, and can only wonder if Terec’s are the same. The thought barely crosses my mind when his wings surround the both of us and, while they are not as comfortable as Adele’s, they are definitely worth dying for. Then again, so is the body that is pressed up against mine. That man is so hot.

Be good, Adele warns me. There is only so much of my man I am willing to share.

Quite understandable, I agree, as I put a little distance between Terec and I. Sigh, such a shame.

We come bearing an invitation from Kyllan. He requests the honour of your attendance at an evening get-together in approximately three months from now, in your time. If you are interested, he will provide transportation, Terec passed on the message they had been sent to deliver.

AM I INTERESTED? Three months from now? Do I have to thing about that? Snort.

Mentally listing the pros… Kyllan, maybe with a red bow wrapped around his hips? Something to consider, no matter how unlikely…. cons – hmmm, cons?

Adele laughs out loud, as she responds to the pictures that cross my mind.

We will pass your messages on to Kyllan that you are considering the matter, and how.

Terec and Adele don’t stick around to chitchat further. They leave.

I follow them outside, into the darkness, and watch as they fly off together. A few moments later, I hear the sound of deep laughter, and know Kyllan has received my thoughts. It is definitely time to go back into my rooms.

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Hope you enjoyed reading about my little adventure and you have to agree, it is never dull around me LOL if the Elves don’t highjack my chats, now I have Tantalarians popping in at all hours, but… I AM NOT COMPLAINING … nope, no way! I am having too much fun 😉

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Adele and Terec hail from “Hunter’s Challenge”, book 3 in the Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham. If you have not read them, I urge you to do so, they are very entertaining. “Hunter’s Challenge” is releasing tomorrow, October 1, 2016! YAY

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The entity who has been called the ‘Witch Hunter’ is focusing on those who have psychic powers. He has issued an edict to the Tantalarians, demanding that they bow to his will. He has challenged the wrong people, though he doesn’t seem to realize it.

One Tantalarian, in particular, feels he has an axe to grind with this ‘Witch Hunter’. This entity has mentally attacked Terec, and singled out the woman he loves to use for his own nefarious purpose. He will not rest until his foe is dead, the game lines have been drawn, the war is on. He might be a young warrior, but he will protect his own. He has nothing to lose but his life, for until the one he loves is safe from the madman, he will stop at nothing.

Adele, a young Earthling, falls in love with the young Tantalarian Hunter, Terec, at first sight and is determined she will have no one else. One of the Phoenixes connects with Adele, creating changes in her, both mentally and physically, that no one expected.

Adele, agrees with Terec’s decision to go after the ‘Witch Hunter’, although she knows how dangerous his plans are and she is prepared to fight at the side of the man she loves.

You can read Chapter 1 here. And the buy links are here.

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There is a 2-day party on Facebook starting at 10am EST, hope you will join us and celebrate the release of the book. Many awesome guest spotlights, giveaways and fun.

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Rafflecopter giveaway is set up with awesome prizes for 2 lucky readers, a Kindle Fire with the 3 Tantalus ebooks and a signed “Hunter’s Challenge” paperback. It ends in less than 24 hours.

To celebrate her new release, Ms. Abraham is gifting an ebook copy of “Hunter’s Challenge” to a lucky reader. Comment on this post and tell me if you think there is other intelligent life outside our universe. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner’s name at 10 am on Sunday, October 2, 2016. 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 Hugh

Hello and welcome!

It’s been a while, but I am back and have I a treat for you today?

Read on 😉

What is your full name?
Hugh MacIain MacDonald, 13th Chieftain of Glencoe

Do you have a nickname?
None that I’d own up to, lass.

What is one word best describes you?
Protective.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Och, ye’d think we were about to have a gathering with all this blather about my costume. Bloody hell, I’m wearing nothing special. Just a shirt, doublet, and kilt in the MacIan tartan…With all the usual accoutrements—I’ve a sword at my hip, a dirk at my belt and daggers in my hose and up my sleeves. But ye needn’t fear me, lass. The weapons are to fend off any unwanted visitors.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
If she didna, I’d hang her by her thumbs.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Campbells when they are hanging by their thumbs.

What is your favourite dessert?
Apple tart. Especially when ’tis topped by a wee bit ’o cream.

What is your favourite drink?
Whisky. No finer spirit hath man ever made.

What is your greatest fear?
Another attack like the one in the Coe.

What is your favourite colour?
Wisteria blue like the color of Charlotte’s eyes.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
grins Wouldna ye like to ken, lass?
Yes, I would 😀

What is the perfect romantic date?
I like to surprise a lass when she’s not expecting to see me. Then take her to the height of Ben Nevis and watch the Northern Lights illuminate the sky as we share a bottle of French champagne beneath the warmth of a woolen plaid.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
My feet—but ye canna tell a soul, and remember I’m armed.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Wildflowers remind me of my true love, Charlotte. Mm. I can smell a bouquet of lavender and roses now.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I suppose it is different with every lass—but a pair of lovely eyes always makes me melt like warm cream butter.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Och, aye. Have you read The Fearless Highlander? Make no bones about it, Miss Charlotte is the woman for me.
Lucky lady!

What is one word best describes her?
No one mere word could describe my Charlotte…except perhaps, rapturous.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Aye, The Fearless Highlander is the first in The Highland Defender Series and is followed by The Valiant Highlander. After that, these books are changing publishers and the series title will be altered to Lords of the Highlands. Hachette/Grand Central/Forever is releasing The Highland Duke on March 28, 2017 followed by The Highland Commander on May 30th and then The Highland Earl (working title) in October.

Amy’s books are on my auto-buy list. Thank you for spending time with me! Sending my regards to Miss Charlotte.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did. Thanks for joining us.

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As Hugh mentioned, he hails from The Fearless Highlander by Amy Jarecki and is the first in the series.

Heir to the most notorious clan in the Highlands, Hugh MacIain hides his identity while imprisoned in the bowels of Fort William’s hell. Aye, this braw warrior has endured horrors that should have seen him dead, though now it appears it’s the bloody flux that will send him to Satan’s fire.

Optimistic, competent, and captivating, Charlotte Hill takes pity on the fevered prisoner sprawled atop a cot in the fort’s surgery. When finally the Highlander opens his eyes, he seizes her heart with a pained stare. Truly, this is no commoner – but in 1692, a warrior loyal to the Jacobite cause and the daughter of a government colonel may as well be worlds apart.

After his escape, Hugh snatches his chance to woo the lass, until disaster strikes. While war and lust for vengeance force Charlotte further from Hugh’s arms, the couple’s romance seems aimlessly adrift on the open sea. Before they sail too far apart, can the tender love of an English lady coax a determined Highlander from his path of revenge?

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I listened to the audiobook and just WOW

5stars
Wow! What a story! It was one of the best I’ve listened to so far. Ms. Jarecki writes her tales in a way that touch the soul while giving the reader a wee bit of a history lesson. I loved how it grabbed my attention and I couldn’t wait to get back to it. The main characters, Hugh and Charlotte, are so well suited despite their many differences and they show that love is indeed a powerful force, compassion is never to be dismissed. Loved the HEA ending, as usual the author doesn’t leave the reader with questions. Looking forward to the next one.

This is the first of Mr. Froomkin’s narrations I listened to and it is exceptional.
His voices are many, I never had to wonder who was speaking and the most important thing for me is that I didn’t just hear the words, I felt them, every emotion, sigh, cry, anger, joy, love. I got lost in the story. My fave was the voice he gave Hugh, also his Father’s and Charlotte’s come in close second. Thank you for a most pleasant experience. You’ve got a new fan! 😀

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The second book in the series, “Highland Defender” is waiting for me on my iPad and I can’t wait to start listening to it, Joel Froomkin’s voice is amazing.

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Ms. Jarecki just released  cover for The Highland Duke, book 1 in the Lords of the Highland Series, carrying on from the Highland Defender Series and taking place in the first Jacobite uprising. Isn’t it gorgeous?

Lord George Gordon has much at risk and more to hide. He shouldn’t have been so cavalier, riding into battle with his cousin. But hindsight has a way of making men wise. When a musket ball lodges in his thigh, he has no choice but to trust the healer who finds him.

Akira Ayres isn’t so certain about the mysterious wounded Highlander. Though he’s a Jacobite, she cannot let him die. When they’re hunted by a murderous captain, the pair must flee. But Akira isn’t about to race away with the brutish Highlander barking orders. She has three sisters who depend on her income for food and shelter.

Bleeding and weak, His Grace needs her more. When he promises her payment, Akira agrees to help him home. Aye, the Duke of Gordon may be a rake, but he could very well lose his hardened heart to a Gypsy rose.

Publication date is March 28, 2017 and available for pre-order now through all online book retailers.

Ms. Jarecki loves hearing from her readers and can be contacted through her website. She can also be found on Facebook and Twitter. If you do chat with her, say hello from me 😀

Check out the books and keep up to date: AmazonB&NiBooksAudibleGoodreadsnewsletter.

If you missed my chat with Ms. Jarecki last October, check it out, and I had couple of her hunks for a chat: William on July 8, 2016 and Calum on July 17, 2015 YUM

To start you on the journey into the series, Ms. Jarecki is giving away the audio version of “The Fearless Highlander” to one lucky reader. The winner will be chosen from the comments by Sexy Mr. Random after 3pm EST on Monday, September 19, 2016. GOOD LUCK!

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