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!

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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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Download the bundle via BookFunnel and start reading today.

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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 😀

• website • newsletter • Facebook • Twitter • Instagram • BookBub
• Amazon • B&N • iBooks • Kobo • Audible • Goodreads •

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

My Surprise Chat with Thieron

Hello and welcome!

I got another surprise visit, a good one I have to say. Read on and find out who popped in for a chat.

Bet you thought I wouldn’t arrive in time.

I hear a man’s voice coming from behind me as I insert the key into the lock on the door of my office. My first thought is, is he talking to me? I turn to see a tall blonde drop dead gorgeous Elf. YES! Definitely for me.

I thought M.A. told you I would be arriving at around this time, The male Elf looks slightly apologetic.

It strikes me then that there was supposed to be a conversation between M.A. and I, but I got busy with meetings, then she was busy and, next thing we knew, it was time for me to head for home before the boss thought I was looking for more things to keep me busy. Who would have thought what needed to be discussed was this pressing. She usually gives me more warning than this, the woman can’t keep a secret worth beans.

We never got to discuss much of anything lately. We have been busy, I offer as an excuse. I am having a bit of a problem keeping my mind focused on the conversation I am supposed to be having with this Elf as he is standing barely a foot in front of me wearing nothing but suede pants and a pair of boots. He smells of the deep forest and his hair is hanging in long swathes down to his hips… and what hips they are, tapering down from a very lickable chest… so shoot me… I am a living, breathing female with twenty twenty vision.

Would you like me to come back at another time? He asks.

No, we are good, come inI invite. I then realize how cold it is outside and he is standing before me without a coat on. Not that I mind, but he has to be freezing. It is the next thing I say, You must be half frozen.

This isn’t bad, you should feel what it is like where M.A. lives. That is worth putting on a shirt for. Also, as you two never got to talk about my visit, you won’t know who I am. My name is Thieron.

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I thought as muchI admit. I recognize you from your posters … which is currently hanging up over my bed, I am not about to tell him that though.

I thought about bringing Talus with me, but he is too busy panting after Britallia at the present, Thieron confided.

I read about that, I snicker, as I taken off my coat to hang it up.

When M.A. told me what you said after you read about my treatment at the hands of the Eagle Claw children and their friends, I figured I would come and collect your offer, Thieron announced with a grin.

Collect? What offer? I stop and look at Thieron in surprise. Things are moving too quickly here, I am having trouble keeping up. This has got to be M.A.’s influence, she is always throwing me curves.

Yes! You don’t remember? My hug? Thieron smiles widely as he holds out his arms.

How can I resist? Doesn’t everyone want to hug someone that smells of evergreen trees? No, the physique doesn’t really matter… much.

I wrap my arms around Thieron’s waist and lay my head on his well-defined chest and resist an urge to taste … well … maybe I did manage to sneak a quick flick of the tongue. 😉 He enfolds me in his arms and I sigh. Yes, I definitely love the smell of pine trees.

When he lets me go, he is grinning and his eyes are full of mischief while he passes on a few messages.

Cambria sends her regards.

Cambria? Why? I can’t imagine what she might send to me.

I watch Thieron turn and walk to the outside door. DAYUM he even looks good from behind. He returns with something wrapped in vines and decorated with flowers. Definitely the work of a woman. He drops whatever is tied up onto the floor and I hear a voice give a squeak of protest as it lands hard on the ground. I feel my eyes widen as I ask, Is someone in there?

Thieron chuckles and replies, Unfortunately, I have to take it back with me when I leave or the Dark King won’t be pleased. He is apt to have words with us as it is.

What have the two of you done? I gasp.

Thieron speaks a few words and a young boy picks himself off the floor and launches himself at Thieron as he goes on the attack. He stops as he gets one warning, Cambria told me what spell to use to hang you from the trees as you did to me. Now, be a gentleman and say what you should to Lady Eniko.

The young Elf turns to me, bows and speaks, I am honored to be in your home.

Don’t you feel somewhat contrite about how you and the Eagle Claw children treated poor Thieron? I ask.

The boy smiled smugly winking at me while he declares The Eagle Claws motto says it best, For the King and Elven Empire. Serena is our Princess and it is our responsibility to protect her.

So why have you brought him here? I wonder.

Just to let him know, with an impartial witness, that payback can be brutal, Thieron laughs aloud, as he waves farewell. He picks up the young Elf and walks out the door. I watch from the window, he looks around and turns into a Dragon. As the young Elf turns to run from him, Thieron catches the seat of his pants in his teeth and warns, I wouldn’t thrash about too much if I were you, material has been known to tear and then where would you be? Then took to the air.

I shake my head and chuckle. Never boring around M.A.’s Elves, that’s for sure. I didn’t get to ask him any of my usual nosy questions, maybe next time.

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I hope you enjoyed this visit too.

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Thieron hails from the just released, THE PRINCESS, book 2 in the Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham.

With the help of her sister, Chania, Serena managed to escape from their father. She will not be held captive, not by someone that wants to mate her to one of his prime Dragon shifters, not even if the man is an Elven Prince. She refuses to settle for anyone but A true Life Mate.Thieron returns home from a mission, only to find he has to go out again. This is not what he had planned, and he is not happy about being sent to the Elven Empire to chase down a spoiled Elven Princess who won’t listen to reason.They are both surprised, when they meet face to face to find that they are Life Mates, but it is never that simple with a Light Elven maiden, especially when she has recruited others to help keep her safe.

My review: 5 stars
The series will be epic. “The Princess” was just as good as the previous book with the twists, the humour that the fans are accustomed to from the author. Serena really put Thieron thru his paces but in the end he does get his Life Mate he’s been waiting for and I say it was about time. Poor Thieron! I want to hug him.

Read Chapter 1 here

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham will gift one of you an ebook copy of THE PRINCESS. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, March 4, 2019. GOOD LUCK!

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

My Chat with Endural… and Eöl and Askandar? o_O

Hello and welcome!

Once again the Elves do whatever they want, they show up and hijack my blog… and I LOVE IT 😀

Read on and see what happened earlier…

I look at my watch to see if I had messed up the time of the meeting, but no, everything was as it should be. Except, my guest isn’t coming like he said he would, or he is very late. Considering who it is and the beliefs of his people, I find this rather shocking. I also have to wonder if King Askandar will allow him to get away with what he has done? That, I can’t see happening.

Sure enough, about the time I decide that nothing is going to happen, I hear a knock at the door. A second one follows immediately after the first, just before I hear the sound of Eöl’s voice and … giggles? From Eöl? Can’t be… I open the door to reveal two Elves sporting grins the size of Canada. This undoubtedly means they have been up to no good.

We come bearing gifts, Eöl snickered, as he led the way into the room.

Sure enough, there is a long cylindrical package made up by a blanket is being carried into the room by Eöl and Askandar. Now what are those two up too? I can hear the muffled sounds of someone trying to talk from within the confines of the material, but I can’t make out the words. I can also tell that whoever is rolled into the center is trying to worm his way free from his bindings.

Please tell me you haven’t hogtied my guest, I tsk.

No problem, Askandar chuckled, We can keep a secret.

I thought Ancient Elves were more serious than this, I gasp at Askandar’s flippant remark.

Askandar and Eöl exchange a look of amusement, and then burst out laughing. Unfortunately for whoever is in the blanket, they lose their grip on him and he hits the floor with a thump.

A moment later, I see Endural roll out of the bedroll, as he begins to brake free from his bonds. As he rips the duct tape from over his mouth, I wince. Even as I grin, I can’t help but admire the view, he is one hot Elf.

While I check out the Elves in front of me, Endural takes a moment to look around to check on where he has been taken. It doesn’t take him long to realize that he is no longer in the Elven Empire. His first words are pretty standard, for a man that has been Elfnapped. Where are we and who do we have the pleasure of meeting? Is she a part of your asinine antics, or another innocent bystander that you two decided to involve?

Endural, Askandar grinned, as he ignored his brother’s mood, I would like to introduce you to Lady Eniko.

I stifle a sigh, as I smile and hold out my hand, Welcome to my studio, Endural.

The pleasure of meeting you goes beyond my powers to express, Endural immediately turns on the charm, as he bows and brings my hand to his lips.

Please, sit down and talk with me, I invite.

What would you like to talk about? Endural wonders. The Eagle Claw wannabee twins standing there, kidnapped me from my work and brought me to you. I have to admit, I am a little lost.

Well, you did agree to do a small interview, as I remember it, I remind him.

Not like this though, Endural waves at the materials they had used to truss him up with.

Granted, I agree, Their methods are rather unorthodox.

As to that, perhaps I can help you a little, I offer. I am not exactly sure how, but I have to admit, I feel a little sorry for the frazzled Elf before me. He has a long time to wait for his Life Mate to grow up. I look at Eöl and can’t help but begin by taking him to task over his comment.

I don’t remember Gabriel and Eden trying very had to keep Endiku away from Ennacas during her formative years, but I rather wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that he is your daughter’s future Life Mate? Are you trying to be difficult?

Probably, Eöl admitted unrepentantly.

I thought so, I smirk. Come with me Endural, I know how to fix their little red wagons.

You would do something like that? All three men chorus together.

I smile smugly and nod, first at Askandar and Eöl, and then at Endural. Askandar and Eöl look at me in disbelief and then Endural, who is wearing the most awestruck look I have ever seen on a man’s face. He tosses a wide smile at the two in front of him as he walks up to me and offers me his arm to escort me out of the room. It would have been perfect, if he wouldn’t have looked back at them and stuck out his tongue.

I didn’t say anything, but I got the impression this was going to be fun.

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We did have a good chat with Endural, lots of laughter too.

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Endural hails from Spirit of the Light, book 2 in the ONE EMPIRE series by M. A. Abraham releasing on January 7, 2019.

The main objective of the quest has been achieved, now the Fates had set the chosen Elves on the second part of the task. Now, it is time to face the journey back home and they are to bring the Kings of this long forgotten part of the Empire to meet with the others at the Counsel of Kings table.

There are hidden dangers to face, things which only the Elves they have found encased in the castle at the far end of the Empire know how to break through. To get home, it will take the combined talents of the Ancients, as well as those of the new generation to get past.

Old Kingdoms will be brought back from the brink of extinction, while Elves from different times and cultures find Life Mates and face the challenges it takes to return to where it all began. In the meantime, those in the established parts of the Elven Empire gather, to celebrate their time of Light and Life.

I love this cover so much, isn’t it gorgeous? Cora Graphics does amazing work.

Read Chapter 1 here.

I am so excited for you to read it, I loved it. Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

one of my fave parts: “As they moved apart, S’Larea spoke, even as her eyes blazed white, “The future shines bright, for the Empire has been joined. The past becomes the present. The lands are united. Peace reigns. Our peoples smile. It is truly a time of celebration. Our children know the way of it, for they are our guides and the spirits of the light.”

My review: 5 stars
A fun story where the readers joins back with the group of young Elves selected by the Fates on the journey that started in “Hidden Kingdoms”, and continues in this one. It was intense to say the least, battles, wins and losses, some good news and there are the signature shenanigans too that will bring on a chuckle or ten. I can’t wait for the next instalment.

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Make sure you read the previous 2 books as the story arc continues throughout the series.

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To celebrate the upcoming release on Monday, January 7th. Ms. Abraham will gift one of you an ebook copy of Spirit of the Light. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner on Monday after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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

My Chat with Zander

Hello and welcome!

My guest today is quite a character. I have been watching him for a while and so glad to have him here to chat for a bit.

Please welcome Zander!

What is your full name?
I have been known by a couple of names. In the heavens, I am Ruadan, the God of mystery. On Earth, I am just simply Zander Paine.

Do you have a nickname?
A nickname is an endearing name we give to someone who is close to us. It is usually a name associated with a trait, either for their personalities or physical appearance, that reminds us of them. I have stayed away from people most of my life so I’ve never been given one of those endearing names.
It is true, as a biker, I have a road name, Zee. This I gave to myself, and it is used to hide who I am. That is the nature of the criminal world. However, recently, I have let myself become a part of a community. I am with my own kind and a part of the Queen’s personal protection team. I have found lost family and discovered my soulmate, and in opening myself and my heart, I have been given many new names. Some are for who I am, brother, lover, even beast. Some are in the another language, while others are given to get under my skin. And, in all honesty, I love each and every one of them. Especially, the ones mo àilleacht likes to call me, like ollphèist olc meaning bad monster and cowboy.
Those Celtic words sound so delicious on his lips … sigh

What is one word that best describes you?
Mysterious
You can say that again, your story held quite a few surprises.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Unless I’m in my corporate office in Toronto, which is rare, I always wear a version of these jeans, t-shirt, boots and leather jacket, like I have on now.
Oh I do like what I see… a lot 

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
At first, I was surprised she even wanted to write about me at all, but Ms. Maguire did something no one else has ever tried to do. She got me to come out of the shadows and reconnect with my kind. In doing so, I have discovered so much and I am truly thankful to her for that. So, yes, I believe she represented me well.
I am glad she convinced you, I’ve been waiting for your story for a while now.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Any of the sarcastic comments that come out of Paige’s mouth. She has one hell of a sharp tongue, but some of the things she says are seriously belly busting.

What is your favourite dessert?
Silly question, my sweet Pea.

What is your favourite drink?
Beer and bourbon, of course.

What is your greatest fear?
Funny, I never had fears until recently. I mean, I have already died once and been to the burning pits in the Underworld so what is there to fear after that. But now…Now I fear for the safety of our Queen, she is always been challenged. I worry for my sister, my mother, my brothers, but I especially fear that something will happen to my mate, and the first female Alpha, Paige. It keeps me up at night, in fact.

What is your favourite colour?
Does it have to be one? I actually like a mixture of orange, gold, and red…The color of fire.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
People wear clothing when they sleep? How uncomfortable!

What is the perfect romantic date?
A burger and beer in Paige’s kitchen, just us sharing our time together.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish in human form. However, if you swear not to tell Paige, I’ll let you in on a secret. he leans in and whispers… In my true form, that of my beast, if someone was to, say, pet my neck backwards, raising my scales, I’m super ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love the smell of nature with a slight hint of horse. It’s the natural essence of my beauty and it drives me wild.
Horse? It took me a moment to understand what he meant, then I remembered Paige has horses DUH

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Mmm, her confidence. There is nothing sexier.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Absolutely!

What is one word best describes her?
Bad-ass!
That she is! 😀

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, my book is the fourth in the series. What does the future hold? Well, no one knows what Ms. Maguire is thinking and I doubt any of us could even try to figure her out. However, I can tell you she holds all of our secrets and our kind are the biggest myth of all… It’s bound to get darker, wilder, and crazier from here!

I know what you mean, Ms. Maguire likes to tease and she does it mercilessly 😀 Thank you for the visit to my little corner of the blogging world and looking forward to seeing more of you in the future.

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Thank you for joining us today and I hope you enjoyed our chat.

Zander hails from Blessed, book 4 of The Legacy Series by Marianne Maguire.

Secrets, lies, and betrayals are in everyone’s past. They write our histories and define our world. Zander Paine knows this more than most thanks to a second chance September Rae’s Mother blessed him with centuries ago. Zander considers this blessing a curse that left him not quite a supernatural, and not at all who he once was. Alone, he wandered in the shadows spreading the false history of the supernatural- until Queen September is finally born.

After a chance meeting with the Queen, Zander is sent on a mission to Nevada with the High Priestesses to kill a warlock who has been siphoning magical powers. He’s there to prove himself worthy, but a lost family connect has him reliving his past as he tries to help the beautiful she-wolf, Paige Sky, escape her step-father’s claim. When the Queen’s court comes to his aid to help him rescue Paige, the rest of the supernatural community decides to challenge the Queen and her court for their Kingdom.

Zander is determined to show his loyalty, to right the wrongs of his shattered past, and finally atone for his sins, but the odds are not in his favor. When the truth about his mysterious past is finally revealed and the battle begins, will the Queen, her court, and the only woman he’s ever loved, turn their back on him or will he win it all and be truly blessed?

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my review: 5 stars

It took a while to get thru the book and not because it wasn’t good. It is really good, I mean REALLY good. I was savoring it slowly like a good chocolate that melts when it hits the tongue. I knew when I met Zander in the previous stories that he was special and after reading his story I know the author did him justice. He also got a special mate in Paige, she is a kickass heroine. Their encounters are explosive, in and out of bed. Make sure you have a fan handy 🙂 The saga continues and from the beginning there is the usual grip that brings the reader in and holds prisoner to the last page. When is the next book coming, Ms. Maguire? Need more.

The series is a unique take on the paranormal erotica genre mixing vampire, wolf shifter, demon, angel, human and adding suspense, laughter and lots of hot, sexy scenes.

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If you missed my chats with characters from previous books, makes sure you check them out to get an insight into their world. First up was Sabre and then September’s hunks, followed by Lilith, my fave BGF from the series.

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

To keep in touch with Ms. Maguire, give her pages a like. You should like her page on Facebook, she posts sexy shoes and oh-so-yummy-drool-worthy Wet Wednesdays sigh among other sexy posts. Ms. Maguire’s Pinterest is a place worth checking out, make sure you have your drool rag handy though! See Zander’s pic there too. Her website is a wealth of information on the books and the characters, check out the Genealogical Map, so cool! We chatted back in 2015 and I had the chance to meet her in person, she is such an amazing lady.

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One lucky reader will get an ebook copy of “BLESSED”, courtesy of Ms. Maguire. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, December 10, 2018. 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 Ryder

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a recent addition to my BBF collection. Read on and find out who he is 😉

Welcome Ryder!

DAYUM Nicole! You showed me a picture of him but it doesn’t do him justice YUUUUM … I didn’t think I need the fan close by, it is freaking cold outside, but I might have to get my handheld one

What is your full name?
Ryder Storm

Do you have a nickname?
I have plenty in the bedroom, but those shouldn’t be shared publicly.

What is one word best describes you?
Determined.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black t-shirt and blue jeans, sans underwear.
Commando, eh? I grin of course

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Nicole Garcia couldn’t have done a more perfect job. She gets me completely.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My sons Aiden and Caleb.

What is your favourite dessert?
I have been known to indulge in anything peach flavored.

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What is your favourite drink?
Coffee, and I need plenty of it to keep up with my kids.
I made some espresso and my fave hazelnut cookies

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my wife and kids.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Usually a pair of sweats or basketball shorts.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Any date is romantic as long as I have my wife Madison by my side.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Not ticklish at all.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I love anything fruit scented.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her eyes. It’s what attracted me to my wife Madison. She has the most beautiful blue eyes I have ever seen.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do. Madison is the most important person in my life, besides our kids of course.

What is one word best describes her?
There are so many words to describe her, it’s hard to choose just one. If I had to, I would say compassionate. She is the most understanding and caring person I know.
That she is, I enjoyed getting to know her. Loved Tyler too, I want a friend like him.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My book isn’t part of a series, BUT I think I may be making an appearance in one or two of Nicole Garcia’s future books. But you didn’t hear that from me. he winks at me

OOOH good to know, thanks for the tidbit, looking forward to read them.

Thank you Ryder for chatting with me. Hugs to Madison.

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

I met Ryder in Delivered Through the Storm by one of my fave authors, Nicole Garcia.

Madison Moore is a single mother of two young boys. She’s not interested in dating or partaking in meaningless sex. Her only goal in life is to be a good mother and make life as normal as possible for her oldest son who is diagnosed with a learning disability.

When Ryder Storm literally comes crashing into her home and turns her life upside down, she finds herself falling hard. Madison’s denial about her feelings and dismissal of his advancements only fuels Ryder’s determination to make her his. Madison may think she poses a challenge for Ryder, but victory will be his, and when all her defenses are down, he’ll be more than willing to deliver whatever she needs.

I listened to the audiobook narrated by Kai Kennicott and Wen Ross

Here is my review:

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I am in love with Ryder Storm! Definitely going into my BBF collection 😉
I really enjoyed the story, the way it unfolded and more layered were revealed, I didn’t have a choice but to fall in love with Ryder. He is strong, protective, loyal. I am glad that Madison and him met, they help each other in so many ways. I really felt for Madison, her ex was a jerk. Loved the banter between Ryder and his best friend, Keto and family. Madison’s best friend Tyler is awesome and hilarious at times, made me wish for one too 😀 – 5 stars
Quite a few emotional moments and were portrayed well by the narrators. Enjoyed listening to both and the voices they gave to the many characters, the duet style worked beautifully for this story. – 4 stars

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Two lucky readers will receive the audiobook version of Delivered Through the Storm, courtesy of Ms. Garcia. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, November 19, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

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