My Chat with Alec

Hello and welcome!

Do I have a treat for you today! My guest is one of my BBFs I collected recently and he is something else LOL read on and find out why.

Welcome!

What is your full name?
Alec Xavier Cavanaugh.

Do you have a nickname?
Mr. Phantom.

What is one word that best describes you?
Unique.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Jeans and a faded t-shirt. I don’t dress up often.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She did indeed.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Corny or smart-assed jokes.

What is your favourite song?
Bryan Adams – (Everything I do) I Do It For You.

What is your favourite movie?
Princess Bride.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing those I love.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Rose petals, a candle light dinner, and snuggling while watching a good movie.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very much so. Sides, underarms, feet… Will this information be used against me later? he laughs

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
For this one, I’ll need you to close your eyes and imagine a still lake overlooking the serene mountains in the distance. The smell of fresh air. Reminds me of home.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Eyes and smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I sure do.

What is one word that best describes her?
Exquisite.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Stand alone. That just means people can read it over and over. he smirks

Thank you Alec for chatting with me. Well will see about that. I bet that if us readers will ask for more, Ms. Healy will give us more. Pretty pleeeeeeze… with a cherry on top!

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So what did you think?

Alec’s book is AlecPhantom by Dani Healy, a new author for me.

“To have the strength to overcome life’s obstacles, you first must have faith that something better is just around the corner.”

Some secrets are meant to tear us apart, but what if one could bring us closer together?

In the early spring of 1998, Scarlett Mitchel fell for a guy she met online. A guy whose face she has never seen, but whose voice melts her heart. She just can’t understand why he doesn’t want to meet face to face.

That’s because Alec Cavanaugh has a secret. One that he refuses to give up so easily… until Scarlett gives him an ultimatum. Either the secret goes, or she does.

Rated 17+ for adult related themes/brief sensual content

My review – 5 stars

– Up till 2am
Well Ms. Healy, I blame you for being up so late.
My first from the author and I started it thinking I will read a few pages before sleep. Well… I could not stop reading! Love the style of writing, it was so easy and light for the first half, the story grabbed me from the first page and with each page found myself more invested. Loved the chemistry between Scarlett and Alec. Their story is intense but the reward at the end is so good. I laughed, I cried, I shouted at them to not be stubborn. Brought back quite a few memories, dial-up internet and the songs mentioned in the story. I recommend this story with 5 stars. Looking forward to more, I hope more characters will get their HEA too.

I love discovering new authors and their worlds, and I am glad I found Ms Healy’s. I love her style of writing and will be checking out more of her books.

Author Bio
Hi there, I’m Dani!

starts singing my theme song In West Broward County, I was born and raised…at the pool is where I spent most of my days…rockin’ out to music and breakin’ the rules…chillin’ with my besties in and out of school…but then a couple ideas popped in my head…they started makin’ trouble, that’s what I said…I published one little book and my mom yelled, “Yay”…she said, “Go and write another one…live, laugh, love, pray!”

Okay, now that that’s out of my system, let’s get serious lol I was born and raised in sunny southern Florida. My love for writing started at a very young age with poetry and song lyrics, but it wasn’t until 2010 that I tried my hand at writing a novel. I’m a writer, gamer, music lover, movie watcher, tackle hugger…where was I going with this? lol

I strive to take my readers through all the twists and turns that come with the emotional states of love and loss, but I also want to make people laugh and allow them to escape reality for a little while. I appreciate you taking the time to read my bio, and I hope you enjoy falling in love with my characters as much as I have hugs

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My Chat with Patrick – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 8

Hello and welcome!

Do I have a treat for you today? One of the heroes of the anthology is chatting with me. Check him out!

Welcome!

What is your full name?
Patrick O’Nally

Do you have a nickname?
You can call me Shamrock, everyone else does.

What is one word best describes you?
Free

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Jeans and a muscle shirt.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Spot On!

What makes you laugh out loud?
Pretty much anything, as long as I’ve had a few pints.

What is your favourite dessert?
Believe it or not, Cherry Jello. I love the stuff.

What is your favourite drink?
A cold brew on a hot day.

What is your greatest fear?
Growing old.

What is your favourite colour?
Green!

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Zip. Nadda.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I haven’t quite figured that out yet. It doesn’t stop me from trying, though.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Those are trade secrets.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Freshly cut grass, takes me back to my childhood.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Any woman can catch a man’s eye. Keeping it is the hard part. That takes something special.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I’m still available.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
You’ll have to read it and find out.

You are such a tease LOL Thank you Patrick, for joining me on the chat. Looking forward to reading your story.

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What do you think? I think he is a mischievous one LOL

His story is Shamrock And Clover: Fields Apart by one of my fave authors C. A. King, and available exclusively in Sinners and Saints Anthology.

A Shamrock has three leaves.

A Clover can have more.

Faith, hope, and love are standard.

But luck is always number four.

He’s a sinner when it comes to love; she’s a saint. They’re both searching for the elusive fourth leaf and a little luck. If they meet in the middle, they might just find it and each other.

Shamrock & Clover is a sweet Romantic Comedy chronicling the journey of one unlikely couple in their search for love

Author Bio

USA Today Bestselling & Award Winning Author, C.A. King, was born and raised in Halton County. She currently resides in Brantford Ontario, Canada with her two sons.

After the loss of her loving parents and husband, Ms. King was devastated. She decided to retire from the workforce for a year or two to do some soul searching. It was during this time that writing became her passion. She found she was able to redirect her emotions through her writing and in 2014 decided to publish some of her works.

I need to thank everyone for being so wonderful. It’s amazing when someone reads your work and enjoys the story. I already have people waiting for future books to be released.

Carol Ann King is proud to have her name join the list of Canadian born authors. She hopes her writing will help inspire another generation of Canadians to continue adding to the literary heritage and rich culture Canada already has to offer. Her books in The Portal Prophecies series are fictional fantasy stories based on opening the door to possibilities.

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Call it an allergy or a family curse, either way it boiled down to the same problem: Julietta Romero couldn’t go within six feet of mistletoe.

Forty-eight weeks, from January to the beginning of December, were spent filling the position as a top executive at a prestigious marketing firm—a five-year running record without a single incident. As long as she continued taking all her vacation hours all at the same time, nothing would change. Then, the worst scenario happened: with only a handful of days left before her flight, she found herself working round the clock on the firm’s biggest deal yet, and her boss wasn’t letting her leave until it was signed, sealed, and delivered.

Luke Winslow was in love with women, parties, and the holidays, and not necessarily in that order. Taking over one of his father’s companies didn’t fit into any of his plans, nor did a relationship that lasted longer than a roll in the sheets. There wasn’t a single person who had made him want to settle down and be serious, that was until she fell into his arms… several times. Now, he’ll do anything possible to stop her from escaping his charms, including holding off putting his John Hancock on the business deal his father instructed him to close.

It’s up to the magic of the season to bring this unlikely couple together with a little help from a pair of High Heels and Mistletoe.

This book is also a part of…. KISSES UNDER THE MISTLETOE!!!!
Read 9 holiday full length stories from 9 of your favorite authors in this fantastic holiday collection. Each book is a standalone and sold separately by each individual author. Follow their amazing characters as they find their true love under the Mistletoe. Some tales are steamy hot, others naughty sweet, but oh…they are all soooo good!

KISSES UNDER THE MISTLETOE features:
Tara L. Ames – SEAL Unwrapped
Alyssa Drake – Mistletoe Hopes
Bella Emy – Fighting For Us
C. A. King – High Heels And Mistletoe
Shannyn Leah – My Big Fat Fake Mistletoe Kiss
Erin Lee – Crazy For Christmas
Ellie Masters – Hawke: Christmas In Paradise
Samantha Morgan – Santa’s Letter
Victoria Pinder – A Scot For Christmas

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My Chat with Lorenth… and Marious…. and Gabriel ?

Hello and welcome!

You would not believe what happened to me last night! Read on and find out.

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With my son at a sleepover, I was finding myself at a loss for something to do. With the thought of doing as little as possible, I shut down the computer, stretched out on the couch and thumbed through a list of movies I didn’t feel like watching. This wasn’t getting me anywhere. Perhaps I should read or listen to a book, but even that didn’t appeal to me. So, what was I going to do?

A light knock on the door settled my problem. Entertainment had arrived!!! Hopefully. I went to the door and open it and would have squealed in shocked delight, if a hand hadn’t shot out to cover my mouth to stop me. MARIOUS!!! The moment Marious removed his hand, he lifted a finger to his lips to signal for silence.

Marious grinned as he whispered. I have a surprise for you.

I was so excited I could have bounced. What did you bring me?

Marious chuckled as he instructed. Close your eyes and back into the apartment. I will show you in a moment.

Dare I hope? I could feel my inner-self wiggle in excitement.

I take a step back and hear the sounds of people entering the entrance area, before the door closes and the lock gives a click.

You can open your eyes now. Marious allows.

I can hear the smile in his voice and know this is going to be good. I open my eyes and notice a man that bears a strong resemblance to Marious in front of me. I look at the two of them and smile. There is a strong connection to Gabriel between them too. With a light teasing manner I comment. So it is true that the Eagle Claw lineage breeds true.

Marious and the Elf I believe to be his father laugh, then Marious answers. You know it. This is my father, Lorenth.

I quickly offer my hand in greeting, and Lorenth bows over it, before tucking it into the crook of his arm and escorting me into my living room.

I understand you are interested in hearing certain things about my illustrious brother that only we would know. Lorenth chuckled.

I am immediately interested. My readers would certainly be interested in knowing more about him.

Lorenth laughed and a dangerously amused glint appeared in his eyes. You know my stick in the mud brother used to have little or no sense of humor at all? Nor did he give me any credit for adding on to his extensive education about the members of the female sex. I had him tutored by the best.

I raised an eyebrow at Lorenth and asked. Dark Elven Squad members are the best?

Lorenth smirked as he answered, For what Gabriel needed to know, there are none better. He learned to appreciate his gifts after a few ambushes. Of course he would never admit that in public.

I smiled as I ask, You sure about your facts?

Lorenth grinned and asked, Which of many are you asking about, the Dark Elven Elite Squad? I checked them out personally during my formative years. I man needs to know how to treat a woman in bed. I am sure Eden appreciated his technique.

I doubted it, but hey, what do I know. Then again, considering how these Elven men are built, how could Eden not?

Lorenth smiles as he watches me for a few moments, then offers. If you are interested, I can send one of the Dark Elven men to teach you a few lessons for when you meet your own Life Mate. It makes life very, very interesting.

Marious clears his throat and taps his father on the shoulder. I think you are getting carried away, Dad.

Lorenth shrugs and brushes the matter off. Depends how agreeable Enikő is. Then he turns to me, What do you think? Would you like to get lessons from a Dark Elven male? I can promise you that you would be still smiling in the morning, much as the girls used to put a smile on Gabriel’s face. He was such a sourpuss.

I laugh and reply. As tempting as that sounds, I think I better forego the pleasure. But what is this about a Life Mate of my own?

Marious sighs and mumbles, Sagan is going to kill you.

Sagan? I can’t help but wonder what the alien god has to do with this. I open my mouth to ask and I hear pounding on the door, followed by a voice much like Lorenth. Lorenth, are you in there spreading lies to our friend?

Marious grins maliciously as he opens his mouth to answer. Lorenth gives him a warning look and his smile turns smug as he mouths a reply. You are so busted, Dad.

Lorenth shoots Marious a look of knowing and replies. You ratted me out, you miserable fink. You are such a dead Elf.

Marious chuckles as he replies. Bite me. He then called out. In here Uncle Gabriel, I tried to stop him, but you know Dad.

The door flies open and Gabriel walks through. There is s menacing look on his face. The last time you did anything like this I spent three days dangling from a tree. I am not going to let you get away with it again.

Marious murmured from the side of his mouth at his father. Busted, big time.

Lorenth doesn’t look like he cares much as he smiles at Gabriel and spreads out his hands. We have barely had time to say hello.

You told her about the Elite guards, didn’t you? Gabriel growled.

Me? Lorenth asked innocently.

A moment later, Gabriel slung Lorenth over his shoulder and walked out of the room with him. Marious snickered as he watched the two brothers walk out of the apartment. I look at Marious and ask. What is going to happen?

Marious laughed and answered. The last time Dad pulled something like this, Gabriel told him that he was going to tie him to the underside of the back end of a horse.

I nearly choke at the image that brings up, then look up at Marious with an incredulous expression. Gabriel isn’t serious.

Marious laughs as he walked out of the apartment, and before he closed the door, he promised. I will send pictures, although don’t expect them to last long before they disappear. If Gabriel finds out about those, Dad will have company.

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As you probably know by now, the Elves are unpredictable and I never know when and how they will come by. I love every minute of their shenanigans.

Check out book 1 in the Elven Legends series by M. A. Abraham releasing October 20, 2020 and find out about Gabriel and Lorenth.

The moment Gabriel’s father, Tyrian, looks upon his son he knows the child is destined for greatness. It is something he is determined to train him well for, as he knows the Fates never give gifts of this magnitude without a reason.

Danaë, Gabriel’s mother knows her mate well enough to fear for the way he will teach their son. Tyrian isn’t the only one aware of the heavy hand of the Fates. She does as well and is determined to shield him from the harsh road he will be forced to travel. It is a dream that will be denied when she is killed in battle when Gabriel is only six.

It is the beginning of Gabriel’s climb to power and how he comes to be known as the fiercest warrior in the Elven lands. He is both feared and respected by friend and foe alike. In war Elven Warriors shout their battle cry, ‘Eagle Claw’ as they race to attack their enemies. Their enemies quake at the sound as they know who they will soon face. He is Gabriel, High Lord General of the Combined Elven and Fae Armed forces, and he has no equal in the land.

You can read Chapter 1, click here.

Pre-order links found here.

Gabriel is one of the most favoured characters in the Elven Chronicles and his followers will be delighted in learning more about him and his past.

If you are not a fan yet of Ms. Abraham’s Elven stories, I hope you will give the series a try and become one too.

My review: 5 stars

I really loved the book and finding out more about Gabriel, it really gives a better understanding of him. I cried reading how he cared about his men after the battle, when he stopped and talked to the dying Elf. Loved seeing Marious again, he was my first love in the Chronicles. Spending time in the Elven Empire is like going home.

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

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My Chat with Chase and Kayla – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 6

Another double treat for you from the Sinners and Saints Anthology.

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Chase Nelson
Kayla Quincy
Oh I love that name… KAYLA

Do you have a nickname?
Chase blushes and looks down at his hands a small smile on his lips Kayla calls me Fluffy stupid i know but I like it. It’s how I knew she accepted all of me.
I don’t have… I take that back… firecracker! Chase calls me that when I get all fired up over something.

What is one word best describes you?
Just one word? I would have to say Primal. I feel the call of the wild all the time since I became an anchor.
I would say determined. I never back down. When I decide to go for something, I go all the way and put everything into it.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I like comfortable. I’m in my favorite faded jeans a black and blue plaid flannel button up long sleeve shirt and hiking boots.
I am wearing a black free flowing skirt that comes down to my ankles it has a bright blue butterfly on the left side on the bottom, a white silk button up shirt and Black sandals.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She did an ok job. I think I would have been a little smoother around Kayla. Kayla seems to think Megan got me just right.
I think Meg did alright. I think she should have given me a bigger salary.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I have to work really hard at not laughing when Kayla tries to help around the cabin. She is a city girl through and through. So, country living, and chores are a bit awkward for her sometimes.
I love watching Chase and Teddy when they are in wolf form. They act like pups. It is the cutest thing.

What is your favourite dessert?
Key lime pie is my weakness. Sweet and tart and so easy to make.
Oh god… best desert? Chase is such a good cook. I guess I would have to say egg custard pie. I know it sounds weird since I am from the city but the first time, I ate it… it just melts in your mouth.

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee! I need my coffee otherwise my inner wolf looks like a sweet puppy compared to my human side without coffee.
Sangria. It’s light and fruity.

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I love Sangria too, especially the fruit LOL I just found this recipe for Blood Orange Sangria YUM

What is your greatest fear?
I worry all the time that I will give in to my primal instincts. It’s alien to me this power became a part of me when Sam grounded me to the earth, and I became immortal. I have no idea what I will become if I give in to the power inside.
I am terrified of being trapped or buried alive. Just the thought of it sends my blood pressure soaring.

What is your favourite colour?
My favorite color is blue. The sky, the lake, the color of Kayla’s eyes… Yeah blue is definitely my favorite color.
I love white. The snow in winter and the color of Chase’s fur. Its just so pure and calming.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing usually but if we have guests over, I will sleep in a pair of grey sweats.
I usually wear an oversized shirt or a set of Pajamas if it’s cold.

What is the perfect romantic date?
I haven’t been on a real date in seventy years. I have been stuck in the forest. So, I’m a bit rusty. I guess a homecooked meal, a long hike to see all the scenic spots and dancing under the stars.
I think a perfect date would be going out and having a nice candlelight dinner, going out dancing, then maybe a walk in the park after dark talking hand in hand.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not ticklish. Why? What did Kayla tell you?
I didn’t say anything she laughs Yes, I am ticklish everywhere.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Cinnamon. It’s spicy and smells like home.
I think my favorite smell is the bathroom right after Chase finishes a hot shower. His soap and cologne are heavy in the air. It reminds me of the woods at the cabin after a heavy rain and the night life of the big city. It’s really hard to explain.

I look at Kayla and ask – When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His shoulders I love broad shoulders, then his eyes you can really tell a lot about what a man is like by looking in his eyes.

I look at Chase and ask When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
What do I notice first…? Her scent would be the first thing I would notice then her eyes you can tell a lot about a person by looking into their eyes. A woman’s voice she has to have a sexy voice. Then I would look the rest of her over.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yeah, Kayla she is amazing beautiful and smart. She’s a short firecracker. Not to mention the most determined reporter I have ever met.
I do now, Chase is the first guy I have had a real relationship with. I’ve dated and had fun but my career has always come first. With Chase I don’t have to choose he supports my being a reporter and wants to see me succeed.

What is one word best describes him? I ask Kayla
The one word that come to mind is natural. He just seems to fit no matter where or who he is with it all seems to come so natural to him.

What is one word best describes her? I ask Chase
Bulldozer. When she gets ahold of a story or she thinks one of her friends are in trouble she will push through anything to get to what she wants or needs to get things done.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, our story is the first in The Hunter’s Series. Kayla answers. then Chase continues Hunters are trying to destroy the paranormal world of shifters, witches, and other mystical creatures. We have to take down the organization and save everyone we can.

It was a pleasure meeting you both and I am looking forward to reading your story.

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Well? What do you think? Did the chat pique your curiosity? Sure did mine.

Their story is A Solstice to Remember by Megan Kuykendall, a new to me author.

Chase is a wolf-shifter and the leader of an elite team of witches and shifters that protect the supernatural people from the Hunters. When they finally catch up to a siren that is killing young witches, he sacrifices his freedom to trap her in a cavern in the Smokey Mountains Reserve. He has spent the last 75 years not being able to go more than 10 miles from the cavern.

Kayla works for a small paper. She has a shot at becoming the new travel writer if she can nail this latest story. She is headed to the Smokey’s to learn about a sleepy little town that has great fishing and hiking and oh yeah, a wolf that saves people but only on the Winter Solstice. Not that she really believes it. She will stop at nothing to get her story.

The Solstice is only a couple days away when Kayla mistakes Chases home for her cabin. She ends up getting tangled up in the fight to find a way to finally destroy the siren and free Chase from his prison. Will she stay when she finds out that supernatural creatures exist, and she is falling for the Solstice Wolf? Or will this beauty run from her beast?

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I am an avid reader. I love to garden and take hikes in the mountains. I love to write you never see me with out a notebook close by. I enjoy meeting new people. I people watch all the time. Simply put I am just a happy southern girl having fun and doing what I enjoy.

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The amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all! You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

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My Chat with Frederick and Amelia – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 5

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a double treat for you. Read on and meet them.

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Frederick… and whatever last name is acceptable for the time period.
Amelia… and whatever last name my husband has at the time.

Do you have a nickname?
Fred.
People try to give me a nickname, but I don’t really like them. I like it when Fred calls me “Miss” though.

What is one word best describes you?
Valiant.
Persistent. Although Fred would say I really mean stubborn.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Dark jeans, tight black shirt with a v-neck sweater overtop, and a newsboy cap.
Stretchy comfy jeans, a tank top and a loose-neck sweater overtop.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Perhaps, however I think she could have described my svelte body and dashing good looks more.
Sure. It’s a bit embarrassing to remember how timid I was in my youth before Fred and I were together, but she got my personality just right.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Listening to young women talk on the phone when they think I can’t hear them. They share the most awkward conversations while riding the bus because they forget that I exist.
When Fred tries to fit in with young people in the world and he uses the phrases wrong.

What is your favourite dessert?
Warm rhubarb pie. They make it with strawberries nowadays but my Mom used to make it with just rhubarb when I was young. It’s one of the last things that brings back her memory.
I love rhubarb & strawberry pie, my fave pie actually.
Definitely Indian Pudding! Warmed up with a dollop of ice cream on top. Yum! Best comfort food ever.
I will have to look that up, never heard of it.

What is your favourite drink?
I wasn’t a big drinker in my younger days, but I’ve come to appreciate a good old “Old Fashioned” when I take time to go to the bar. Otherwise sweet tea works just fine.
I made a few of those in my days working as a bartender.
I don’t really drink. I like sweet tea, mostly. If I feel like having a drink, we go to the bar and I ask them to make me a chocolate martini or something sweet and fancy. I don’t usually finish the whole thing before Fred is carrying me to the car.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing Amelia.
Losing Fred.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue.
Emerald Green.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing if possible. But sometimes pajama pants.
I have a long cotton tshirt that is my favorite. It’s long enough that I don’t feel obligated to wear panties while walking around the house before bedtime. I just don’t feel comfortable sleeping naked.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Going to a putt-putt course and ending with ice cream and then cuddling at home.
Anything that is a surprise.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Nowhere.
Don’t let him lie to you. He’s ticklish on the arches of his feet. I’m ticklish just about everywhere.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Amelia. She always smells like fresh laundry and pencil shavings.
The salty smell of the sea. Or caramel. 

When you look at a man what catches your interest? I ask Amelia.
Everything about Fred. But mostly his eyes. Men these days don’t really have that sparkle in their eyes anymore like they used to… not like Fred.

I turn to Frederick and ask When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’m a people watcher. Every woman catches my interest. There’s only one that has ever caught my heart.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes, Amelia.
Yes, Fred.

I look at Amelia and ask What is one word that best describes him?
Stubborn. And of course brave.

Then I turn to Frederick What is one word that best describes her?
Stubborn, but smart as a whip and more beautiful than any jewel.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It seems like every year with Amelia is a new chapter in our lives, every era is a new series.
The future is one thing I can never predict, but I can say we have lived many many series in our history together. I guess we will just have to wait to see if the author decides to keep writing the next part.

Thank you both for spending time with me, looking forward to reading your story.

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Hope you joined the chat and will read their story too.

Their story is Beware the Blue Moon by S. E. Winters, a new author for me.

It is said to beware a full moon, for it can make people crazy. But what about love? Especially a love that comes only once in a blue moon?

Listen to a tale, told by a simple man driving a bus, to a studious woman heading home at the end of a long day, of a love so epic that the tale has been handed down for generations along the shore. It begins like all others with a man who fell in love with a girl who lived with a protective father, and the need to prove his worth.

Unfortunately, this tale ends in screams and blood, but the simple man’s story continues long after the bus ride ends. Will you be brave enough to hear the rest?

Author Bio

S.E. Winters (a.k.a. “Snow”) is an author, mother, wife, and curious individual. No topic is left unexplored in her mind, and what happens as a result is anyone’s guess. Branching off from her romance writing duties (as Raven Genevieve), S.E. Winters decided to dip her toes in the waters of the mysterious, paranormal, possibly macabre, and even horrible. I mean, what good is having nightmares if you can’t do anything with them after you wake up?

Raven Genevieve is inspired by life and the women she sees for her romance novels. Feeling that the world needed to change its approach to love, she started writing to get thoughts out of her head, and what happened was a story inspired by herself and every woman that she had ever met. Now she continues to write stories that include all the things that women experience in real life, including sex and love.

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Preorder now!

So the amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all!
You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 6 !

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

My Chat with Karl – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 4

Hello and welcome!

I am happy to introduce my next guest , he comes form a very interesting world. At least from the glimpses I managed to sneak into it.

Please welcome Karl.

What is your full name?
My true name is Kgosi Kerneels Nyuesi which translates to something similar to Chief Kingly Black. He laughs, I know it’s not so pretty in your American language. But as a Black Rhino Shifter It is important to our people to have names that encompass who we are.

Do you have a nickname?
Well actually yes. My nickname and the name I go by is Karl. When I was a little one my best friend couldn’t pronounce my name and called me Karl. It stuck and I find it much easier to use.

What is one word that best describes you?
Warrior, I protect and care for my people. They are my family, and I will do anything to keep them safe.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I have worn today what we traditionally wear in my village. The men do not wear much more than a Kente loincloth. Kente is an African cloth that we weave with bright colors and shapes. I have noticed that you like to admire mine. he winks at me
busted Don’t blame a gal for looking I grin at him unrepentantly

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She has done an amazing job capturing me and my Rhino also approves of how she portrayed him.

What makes you laugh out loud?
I know it is silly but I love Dad jokes. Like “Did you hear about the circus fire? It was in tents.” Has me in stitches every time.

What is your favourite dessert?
Hertzoggies are my absolute favorite. They are jam-filled puff pastry tartlets that are sprinkled with coconut.

Oh these look yummy I say after a quick internet search

What is your favourite drink?
I will drink any kind of beer available.

What is your greatest fear?
Poacher’s taking away all that I love.

What is your favourite colour?
Jade Green, the eye color of the woman of my dreams.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
smirking, he says A blanket.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A picnic on the small mountain near my village, facing the sunset. Just me and the one I adore.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
No one has ever tried to tickle me. This is something I must explore further. Are you ticklish?
I don’t think you want to find out I laugh it didn’t end well for anybody who tried

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My mother used to make me Fish Curry and Rice. It is my favorite meal and now that she is gone, Nkuku makes it for me. Nkuku is my grandmother you will meet her in the book. The smell reminds me of my mother, I miss her so much.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
What always catches me first is if they can hold my gaze. Eyes are what I look at first.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I have found my mate, but it is complicated. She is amazing, but also imprisoned for her bad deeds. I hope I can help her find the good in her before it is too late.

What is one word best describes her?
Stubborn, but she is also so elegant and firey. Being away from her makes my heart ache.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It is part of the Endangered Mates Series. There is so much to explore. Check it out and you won’t be disappointed.

Thank you Karl for chatting with me and I am looking forward to reading your full story and the next ones in your world.

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So? What do you think? Did it peak your interest? I hope so.

His story is Crash My Redemption by Payne Craven, a new author for me.

Love Hard. Stay Strong. Save Them. Endangered Mates.
Nadine Walker has been a sinner for as long as she can remember. She usually gets away unscathed, but this time is different. She has done something that she actually regrets, and now she is imprisoned for it.
Karl Nyeusi is the new Chief of the Black Rhino Crash and everything seems to be going well. Then a fiery redhead ended up in his village and gave one of their own to a psychotic poacher.
Now Nadine is his prisoner, but Karl can’t stop checking in on her and guarding her. What is it about her that he can’t stay away from?
Can she find redemption in the safety of his arms and can he find a way to let her in, or will she return to her old ways never to find love again?

To know more about Nadine’s transgressions read book 1, Crash My Heart.

Love Hard. Stay Strong. Save Them. Endangered Mates!

Seraphina Moon is the last white rhino shifter. Orphaned when she was a child, she was sent to live with a crash of black rhinos for safety, but even they don’t know what she truly is. When she was old enough, she left the Crash behind and moved to Seattle to become an event planner.

But even the best events can get off course when a little romance drops in the picture, and Jaime Fierce, a matchmaking librarian, is set on matching the beautiful Seraphina with the mate of her dreams.

Tantanka “Tank” Oxendine, a hunky bison shifter, is looking for his mate, and his friend Jaime Fierce is only too happy to find the perfect woman for him. He just never expected the event planner in charge of his “Save the Endangered Animals Fundraiser” would be the woman his matchmaker picked out.

Not everything can be scheduled though, and when a known poacher crashes Tank and Seraphina’s party, all hell breaks loose.

Can Seraphina and Tank find a way to stop Richter before he places them in his collection, or are their species doomed when looking down the barrel of a poacher’s scope?

Book 2 in the series, Crash My Soul is also on preorder, you might want to check that too.

Love Hard. Stay Strong. Save Them. Endangered Mates.

Deja Hyde is the only pygmy hippo shifter she has ever heard of. Born into a group of full-sized hippo shifters, she has always felt like she does not belong. When she turned 18, she left her family and went to Seattle for college. Now age twenty-five, she is the event coordinator at the Fremont Foundry.

Who knew going to a wedding would put her love life into the hands of Jaime Fierce? And boy does the matchmaker have plans for Deja.

Two very hunky plans that is.

Xavier Montgomery, a giraffe shifter and Cyrus Weber a lowland gorilla shifter have loved each other since they were teens. They have hidden their relationship from their crew because they are waiting for their third. A special woman who can handle two big and strong men that will spoil and love her. Jaime sinks his teeth into them and tells them they will meet their mate very soon. They cannot wait.

Unfortunately, a poacher is skulking around. He has his eyes set on the two newest members of the crew, twin babies Atticus and Abrielle. Deja, Cyrus, and Xavier’s love is put to the test when they are sent on a manhunt. Will they rescue the babies in time, or will their love fail when the babies become another notch in the poacher’s belt?

Author Bio

Payne Craven is a poet and a paranormal romance writer. Her books have sexy and badass shifters that are not your average animal. They are all endangered or extinct animal species. She lives in the Pacific Northwest on a Horse Ranch, in a mini home that her husband built. Spending a lot of time at home, she is surrounded by love from her handsome husband Tom, sweet daughter Wynter, and their four rescue cats. Payne is also a licensed hairstylist, and esthetician. When she has free time, Payne enjoys cooking with her daughter, playing games, crafting, and reading. Payne is a nerdy, geeky goth at heart. Zombies and bright green are a few of her favorite things. In fact, she loves zombies so much, she had a zombie wedding. How awesome is that?

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Preorder now!

So the amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all!
You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 5 !

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

My Chat with Amelia and Demetrius – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 3

Hello and welcome!

My guests today are very interesting and reading their story, I have to say that they are one of my fave couples so far. Read on and find out for yourself.

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Amelia Elizabeth Morgan
I was born Alexander Demetrius Matteo. I have used many names over the years.
DAYUM Madison! You could have warn a gal! He is scrumptious YUM
and she is so gorgeous.

Do you have a nickname?
My family calls me Mealy. she blushes My little sister had trouble saying my full name and it kinda stuck. But I prefer Amelia.
I have been called Alex, but I currently go by Demetrius.

What is one word best describes you?
I would think focused would best describe me. I’ve had to be to get what I’ve wanted. 
Patient. I’ve had several lifetimes to develop the trait. 

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
My wardrobe consists of 98% scrubs. Along with nursing clogs, it’s about all I wear.
I prefer casual business attire. More often than not, I wear button-down silk shirts, slacks, and loafers.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Without a doubt. She knows exactly how I think. 
She was disturbingly accurate.

What makes you laugh out loud?
It has to be outrageous to make me laugh out loud, I’m pretty quiet.
I tend to be overly serious at times, or so I’m told. glances at Amelia, who is smirking at his response Though I do enjoy Amelia’s snarky comments, which has made me laugh a time or two.

What is your favourite dessert?
As long as it’s chocolate, it’s my favorite.
I’m not one for sweets, though I remember my mother making bougatsa when I was a young boy. We didn’t get the sweet pastry often but I enjoyed the custard filled dough.

Bougatsa? Hmm I do a quick web search
AAAAH Looks yummy. I make a similar pastry but with cottage cheese.

I had galaktoboureko a long time ago. Greek cuisine has some tasty phyllo pastries.

What is your favourite drink?
Margaritas on the rocks
raises an arched brow A+
Sorry Demetrius, forgot LOL

What is your greatest fear?
Losing my family
Spending an eternity alone

What is your favourite colour?
Blue looking down at her scrubs and laughs What can I say?
Black, it blends well with the night. 

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
I used to love wearing a cami and shorts but Demetrius prefers I wear lingerie with a little more lace and satin. I’m not complaining. It’s a win-win. 
Nothing, it saves times. he respond giving Amelia a sexy leer

What is the perfect romantic date?
I used to think a candlelit dinner and a movie was perfect. Demetrius has shown me romance in the simplest and grandest of ways. They’re all perfect.
Walking under the stars along a quiet beach or sharing a glass of wine in front of a roaring fire.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
A little, just my ribcage
Not at all he says folding arms across his chest 

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Fresh baked cookies. I spent a lot of time with my mom in the kitchen when she was cooking or baking. Those are my best memories.
A breeze over the open sea. It reminds me of working as a youth in Greece with my father on his boat.

I turn to Amelia and ask When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His smile. Demetrius has the cutest dimple when he smiles.

Looking ant Demetrius When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Her eyes and smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes
Finally

What is one word best describes him? I ask Amelia
Mysterious

What is one word best describes her? I ask Demetrius
Layered

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
No, our story is considered a standalone. 

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I hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did. They are so perfect for each other.

Their story is Awakening of Amelia by Madison Grange and will be part of the Saints & Sinners Anthology releasing January 12, 2021.

Determined to make changes in her life, Amelia Morgan never expected to find herself as a hospice nurse in a secluded cliffside estate overlooking the ocean. Spending her days listening to tales of her patient as a young woman, Amelia is swept up in the story of Audrey’s first love.

Pulled to a place he left years ago, Demetrius Matteo confronts his past only to find himself drawn to the young nurse caring for his old love. She reminds him of Audrey in her youth, but she is so much more. Conflicting feelings keep him in the shadows, where it is safer for everyone involved.

Can Demetrius give Amelia the one thing he couldn’t bring himself to give Audrey? Does Amelia love him enough to accept his darkest secret? When Amelia’s life is threatened, perspectives are changed forever.

My review: 5 stars
It starts as the usual contemporary story and then the reader is slowly drawn into the paranormal world. I loved the premise and the ease how the author introduced the different characters. Audrey is a hoot! You know the type of spunky grandma full of stories? That is her. Then there is Demetrius LE SIGH loved how gentle he was with Amelia and let her come to terms with entering his world. HEA at its best. Ms. Granger is a new author for me and now that I got a taste of her writing, I will have to check out her other books.

Author Bio

Madison Granger is a free-spirited late bloomer. She stubbornly lives by three beliefs: dreams can come true, never give up, and you’re never too old to try new things. She is living proof of all three adages, vowing she isn’t done by a long shot.

As a girl, she entertained her friends with stories of knights in shining armor coming to rescue the fair princess with a happy ever after. Or maybe it was their favorite rock stars falling madly in love with their giggling pre-teen selves. Either way, the stories kept them coming back for more. Today, Madison has changed brave knights and rock stars to shapeshifters and werewolves, but the happy ever after remains.

Her love of books never wavered through her life. Not ever finding the one book that told it just right, Madison decided to write it herself. The Kindred series is her “heart story,” and she’s only half done.

In between the ongoing saga of the Kindred, Madison manages to calm her muse by writing other stories. She’s now adding Urban Fantasy to her repertoire of Paranormal Romance.

Madison lives in southern Louisiana and enjoys reading, cheering on the New Orleans Saints, and spending time with friends and family.

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Check out Ms. Granger’s latest release, Deuces Wild , book 5 in The Kindred Series. Click on the cover below to get the links.

“The time is close, but not yet at hand. When the last of the noble guardians claims his mate, a reign of peace and prosperity will begin.”

Logan and Lucas Ferguson have met their Promised Souls. The wise woman’s prophecy is now complete. It should be smooth sailing from now on, right? Unfortunately, the twins haven’t claimed their mates yet. And it’s harder to accomplish when both parties aren’t accounted for.

Lucas is M.I.A. No one has seen him, and he didn’t leave a very detailed note. Not even Rhona’s visions can lock on him. Time is passing and the Kindred have nothing to go on to find him. It doesn’t bode well for the Elite Guardian.

To complicate matters, forest fires are sweeping through the Smoky Mountains, threatening to destroy the homes of all who live there. As the Kindred battle to save their homes, they discover they must also venture into a different realm in order to rescue one of their own.

Sounds like a good story, doesn’t it? Love the cover!

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Preorder now!

So the amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all!
You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 4 !

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

My Chat with Tucker

Hello and welcome!

Oh do I have a surprise for you today. My next guest is one of the modern warriors is so easy to fall love with.

As I couldn’t see Tucker in person, I asked Sharon to ask him my questions and send me his answers. I was surprised with an audio recording SQUEEEE

Happy listening 😉

Thank you Tucker for answering my questions and thank you Sharon for making this possible.

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Well, what do you think? Did you enjoy the chat? How about the format? I think it was so much more enjoyable hearing my newest BBF answering my questions.

As he mentioned, Tucker hails from The Bone Frog Brotherhood series by Sharon Hamilton. Aren’t these covers yummy?

Older SEALs, silver-haired, but still prime time.

This series chronicles the relationship between Brandy and Tucker, who meet on New Years Eve, at a SEAL wedding. Tucker has been out of the teams for nearly ten years, but reluctantly attends this wedding. He misses his former teammates and the Brotherhood that they share. There he meets Brandy and their instant chemistry continues through all the books in this series, from their wedding, to their eventual new family and home remodel. Tucker remains one of the “Senior” members, one of the most respected “older guys” on SEAL Team 3, but he can still out press and sometimes outrun any of the younger ones.

The voice giving life to Tucker is one of my ‘eargasm’ narrators whom you probably saw me mention on my blog many times, the The Pirate Storyteller, JD Hart! THANK YOU!

He is the voice that brings all Sharon Hamilton‘s characters to life. I love it when he whispers in my ear 😀

My review: 5 stars
It is so good to be back in Ms. Hamilton’s SEAL world. This time with the older generation. It was great seeing all the characters I came to love in the other series make an appearance in Tucker’s story. And what a story it is. Spanning 5 novellas, the listener (or reader) is following along his journey to HEA, well deserved. He found Brandy when he least expected, just as she found him, that night changed both their lives. Their chemistry is felt throughout and I think intensified throughout the 5 books. I love how vivid the scenes are, being at home or on a mission and it touches so many issues military families deal with while on active duty and after.
Mr. Hart did an awesome job as usual, the various characters got their own voices accentuating their temperament, adding the emotional touch for each scene as needed. One of the best one so far.
Thank you Ms. Hamilton and Mr. Hart for the very enjoyable hours listening to Tucker and Brandy’s story. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

I hope you will give the series a try, available in ebook, print or audio, follow the link from Sharon Hamilton’s website. While there, check out the other series too, I am sure you will find your next BBF there too 😉

You can also check out all JD Hart’s work on his website. He creates the audio samples and the awesome book trailers too, see youtube.

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

My Chat with Sagan – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 1

Hello and welcome!

Today starts a series of chat with characters from the upcoming anthology Sinners and Saints, a collection of stories I am looking forward diving in.

Read on to find out how I met my first guest…

A crash of the door opening diverts my attention from the papers I am working on. I look at the open doorway and wonder how it got open. There is no one there. Not only that, but I distinctly remember locking it. This doesn’t make any sense.

As I stand to go to close the door and relock it, a dark haired, blue eyed man walks through and I freeze. My mind doesn’t though. Nor do my eyes as they slowly trace every line of his body from top to bottom. One part of my mind drools, despite the other side warning me that he could be dangerous. This is break and entry, although there is nothing wrong with the door. No, the drooling side of my brain argues, no criminal looks like this. The man’s body is made of granite and he has the face of an angel. I realize I am holding my breath and I let it out on a sigh. I don’t know whom this person is, but his body should be declared illegal. I think to myself, be still my beating heart.

The man with a body that could put a Greek god to shame crosses his arms over a well-honed chest I mentally slap my hands away from. He then drawls. I believe we have an appointment, Eniko.

Appointment? Appointment? What appointment? He knows my name, so I should have some idea who he is, right? I look closely at him and two words form in my mind, Oh my. They aren’t the right ones for the situation and I thank the Fates that I don’t say them out loud. I see the look of expectation on his face and search my mind for something to say. I swallow and manage to squeak out a question, Who are you?

Sagan. He says the word as if it should mean something to me.

Suddenly the name strikes a bell in the back of my head. We did have an appointment, but that was five months ago! I feel a touch of indignation, he might look like he walked out of a wet dream, but he stood me up for one of my appointments. He suddenly doesn’t look that good. Then he moves and I notice he is wearing leather. Damn, but I love leather.

With no regard for propriety, Sagan shrugs off my sudden shock and walks further into the room. The pants move with him like they are a part of his body. DAYUM

I was busy at that time. I had something very important to take care of. Sagan speaks as he sits down on my couch and crosses those long well shaped legs.

I inhale deeply as the scent of leather wafts through the air with his every movement. I so do love leather. Especially when it is surrounding a bitable… I mean lickable… I mean… never mind what I mean. To try to get myself under control I say. It must have been very important to have kept you busy for five months.

Sagan looks suddenly uncomfortable and then admits. I was looking for my lost love. Ele.

I give another sigh. Figures. The man is already involved, just my luck. I continue on. I am to understand by your presence that you found Ele?

Sagan smiled widely and gave a curt nod. I did and I will never allow her to leave my side again.

You could have at least sent me a message to let me know you weren’t coming. I complain. I can’t help it. The man is a keeper and when we are through talking he is going to walk out the door and I will probably never see him again.

Sagan smiles and I watch helplessly as he reaches for me to pull me onto his lap. His voice caresses my senses like the finest velvet. That is alright, fair lady. Five months ago you would not have liked me at all. I am much more civilized than I was then. But to try to make amends for my thoughtlessness, I will send you a surprise.

Only a part of my mind is on what Sagan is saying, the other part is imagining what it would be like to run my fingers through his silky dark hair and down his rock hard abdomen, I mean chest. I hope I didn’t say that aloud. Sagan gives a throaty laugh and I blush. I never blush.

Sagan doesn’t wait for me to reply. He lifts me off of his lap, and smiling widely, he says, I think I know what will make you happy. I will send you that surprise when I get home and remember to.

I ask. What if I don’t like surprises?

Sagan laughs in amusement and assures me. You will like this one.

Aaaargh… Sagan is soooo arrogant. So tell me, how can you be so sure of yourself?

Simple, Sagan replies. I am a god. We know these things. He then rises to his feet and disappears.

I give a huff as I talk to myself in the emptiness of the room. Gods are so full of themselves.

Sagan’s voice suddenly sounds in my mind. You need not worry that I will send you a god. Most of them are fools anyway.

Unlike you? Without Sagan standing in front of me to make me nervous I can be as sarcastic as I feel at the moment.

They are definitely not like me, Sagan replies. Ele knows how lucky she was that I found her. She is happy at my side.

I roll my eyes at Sagan’s arrogance, then remember how he looked in those leather pants. Alright, I admit. Ele probably does and is, I will admit that much. But he is still extremely full of himself.

I blush again as I hear Sagan’s laughter and his renewed promise. I will send you something very special.

There is silence after that and I know this time Sagan is gone for sure. I race to my desk to write everything down before I forget it. I have actually interviewed a god! My mind then lingers on how those leather pants clung to him and I sigh as a crystal vase with two-dozen perfect sunset roses appear on my desk. How did he know? The smell of leather is quickly erased by the fragrance of these beautiful flowers. I smile as I remove one from the vase and wonder what Sagan is going to send me.

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Hope you enjoyed the ‘chat’ with Sagan, I sure did and I have to tell you his story is really good 😉

He hails from M. A. Abraham‘s story, The Temple, which will be part of the Saints & Sinners Anthology releasing January 12, 2021.

Ele is a powerful goddess in her own right, so she doesn’t worry about her safety as her sisters think she should. She is beautiful in ways that catches the wrong type attention. In order to keep her safe, her sisters blackmail a god from another world to take Ele into his care.
Sagan is a warrior god on his planet and every bit as powerful as Ele. He is also the epitome of what every woman thinks a god should look like. Without seeing Ele, he promises to keep her safe and keep his distance. After seeing Ele, he doubts if he can keep his word.

Cover designed by me, it is simple and I think it fits the story. Let me know after you read ‘The Temple’ 😉

You can read Chapter 1 on the website.

My review: 5 stars
A different type of story than what I am used to from the author, jokingly told her… Not bad for not having Elves in it 😛 All joking aside, it was engaging, and it has a HEA, very important! Sagan is a hero that grows on you, he wins Ele’s heart and she tames him, capturing his heart and soul. Their journey has twists and at times I didn’t think they will make it, but they do! YAY

Author Bio

Greetings!

My name is M. A. Abraham and although I write mainly Fantasy, mainly of Elves and Winged aliens, I have also released a few Historical Romances, Contemporary Romances and Sci-fi Romances.

There are times, however, when I swear the main characters have taken over my life. Perhaps it is their worlds I am attracted to.

As my website statement reads:

For those of you new to Miss Abraham’s books, give them a try. I promise, you will not regret it, and her loyal readers will agree with me.

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

• website • Facebook • Twitter • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Audible • Goodreads • blog • BookBub

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Preorder now!

So the amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all!
You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
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My Chat with Quinn

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to introduce you to a new BBF I acquired recently.

Please welcome Quinn!

What is your full name?
Quinn Connelly

What is one word that best describes you?
You’d probably suspect as a vamp I’d say bloodthirsty. I’m a Biological vampire, which means I’m half human, but the vamp is dominant. I’ve lived for a few centuries. Every new life I’ve created for myself, changes me. As the owner of Vyro Creek and living as a rancher, I’d say the best word is ‘intense’.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
When I’m working at Vyro Creek, I wear trousers and stovepipe boots. It’s a throw-back from the 1800’s while working on the Transcontinental Railroad. But don’t get me wrong, I like my Wranglers. Yet, if a woman prefers I wear nothing, I love to make her happy.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Natasza envisioned a hero cross between the Witcher and Cullen Bohannon from “Hell on Wheels”. Gritty, harsh, but has his compassionate moments.

What is your favourite drink?
That’s a loaded question for a Vrykolakas, what humans commonly call a vampire. (Grin)

What is your greatest fear?
The Second Blood rebellion is gathering steam. There have been others in the past, but this one is far more serious. Vamps don’t normally fear much, but humans, let alone my favorite human, is in serious danger.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
I don’t sleep. My mind is on other things when I’m in the bedroom, and it doesn’t require clothes.

What is the perfect romantic date?
My brothers and I choose to live among humans. In practice, our kind doesn’t date, but when I met Ariana, she ignored me. Sure, I could have swept into her bedroom at night and taken what I wanted the old-fashioned way. But times are changing, and they’ve changed for my species as well. Unwittingly, Ariana demanded my attention and respect. I had to have some ‘alone time’ with her and suggested we take the horses out for a ride on her ranch. Let’s just say things got intense when an unexpected microburst forced us to seek cover. That was the first time she learned what I was and the true meaning of erotic pleasure.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
For a Biological vamp as old as I am, I’ve come across many pleasing scents. But without a doubt, Ariana stopped me in my tracks. Initially, I restrained my instincts to satiate my thirst. Unless you’re immortal, it’s hard to describe what the rich, intoxicating aroma of blood smells like to us. For my species, it strikes us similar to the peak of sexual release to a human.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
I’ve learned over the centuries that beauty doesn’t mean much. The Vrykolakas dens satisfy the darkest desires for males who don’t have wives or blood slaves. And I’ll admit that I, like others of my species, have ventured inside the walls to relieve my instincts. But I’ve learned the depth and passion of a woman is a huge turn-on and only human females possess this quality.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Ari Holland and her two friends bought the neighboring ranch to Vyro Creek, which belongs to my clan. My initial interest was to protect her against the vamp rogue attacks that increased in our backwater town of Saguaro Gulch and across Arizona. Yet, something odd happened when we met, and it changed everything.

What is one word that best describes her?
Committed. To her ranch. She’s not afraid of hard work, but she tried to accomplish the impossible task on her own. She doesn’t want my help, but I give it freely because I want her to succeed. The closer we become the more I realize, I want to spend eternity with this woman.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Arizona Lightning is Book One of the Vyro Creek Series. Arizona Thunder will be out shortly, followed by Arizona Squall. Readers will find the depth of the True Blood Series; the passion of the Black Dagger Brotherhood saga, and the suspense of the Dark-Hunter novels rolled into one. Natasza’s goal is to immerse readers in a new world of tension and romance.

Thank you Quinn for chatting with me and I am looking forward to read what happens next. I hope you and Ari will figure out a way to get your HEA. Knowing Natasza’s other works, I am sure she will 😉

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Well, I hope you enjoyed the chat as mush as I did and you will give Quinn a chance to steal your heart as he did mine.

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As he mentioned, his story is the Arizona Lightning, book 1 of the Vyro Creek Series by Natasza Waters.

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Three women fed up with the hustle of Los Angeles take a leap of faith. They land in a world of rebellion and immortals. The first, they can do without, the last, they can’t resist.

Ariana, Lynn, and Tess can’t turn down the steal of a deal on a dilapidated ranch in Saguaro Gulch, Arizona. The moving boxes are barely unpacked when visitors drop by. Three immigrant brothers from Ireland own the neighboring ranch named Vyro Creek.

While Tess and Lynn are infatuated by the bachelors, Ari isn’t as overwhelmed by the rugged cowboys with cut jaws and piercing blue eyes. There’s something distinctly unsettling about the oldest brother, Quinn Connelly.

After nightfall, a ruckus in the decrepit barn sends Ariana to investigate. When the threat is gone, so are her memories of the predator.

The desert is a rough and parched landscape. But Ari and her friends learn it’s not just the wildlife that’s hot and thirsty.

My review: 5 stars

I have to say I was surprised, and excited, when I saw Ms. Waters was releasing a paranormal book. I love her style of writing and I knew this one will be good too. Reading this story is not just reading, but getting immersed in a world that is old but new at the same time, with a new twist that made it into something exciting. I could not stop, read well into the night, needing to know what happens next. Quinn is lovable despite his sometime stubborn attitude, and he met his match in Ariana LOL those two can make fireworks. I wish they would make up their minds and see that they belong together. The story has an almost cliffhanger ending, but not really. Love the world building and how the layers are revealed slowly throughout the story. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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