A surprise walk into the past

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe just happened to me yesterday. Read on!

The ambience that surrounds an arched doorway made of leafy vines beckons to me from the middle of a hedge while I am taking a walk and I can’t figure the attraction. As I look around, I notice no one else seems to be able to see it. This can mean only one thing, I am getting an invitation to visit the Elven Empire. I look around to see if anyone is paying attention to this area, or me but no one is. So, as I walk past the spot, I quickly step through and into the most beautiful setting I could imagine. There are star flowers lining the side of a walkway, cherry trees in full bloom to the side, massive oaks and sentinel trees reaching high into the sky, flowers of every color imaginable, and in the middle of it all is a massive fountain with statues of a wolf family in the middle. Beside it stand a man and a woman embracing.

It takes a moment for whomever these people are to notice me standing awkwardly watching them. There is so much love surrounding them, not only just between them but in everything that surrounds them. It is as if whatever has been done in this setting has been carefully planned to show how much they care. It fills my heart to near bursting with yearning. I give a sigh and feel the presence of another, Athïan. My love is also here.

I want you to meet a friend of mine, and a friend that you didn’t get to meet in person from your world, Fran and Geraint. Athïan speaks as he takes me into his arms to exchange a very satisfying kiss. I have been missing you.

As I have you, I admit.

I then notice that Fran and Geraint are watching us, and I smile.

The moment they know that our attention is on them, they come forward, and Geraint speaks. Welcome to our home. Enikő, I would like you to meet Fran, she has wanted to meet you for a while now, but we have been rather involved.

Fran smiles at me and I can see that she is truly happy. I used to wait to see what you were going to post next. You were always so full of life it lifted my spirits.

We all loved getting wolf pictures for you, it was almost like a contest who could get the best. I miss chatting with you and miss your ‘Fran-speak’. I admitted while hugging her. Sorry we didn’t meet as we hoped.

Geraint has made sure I don’t need pictures anymore. Fran follows her comment with a huge smile as eight half grown wolf puppies’ swarm around her legs.

Geraint smiles fondly as he comments. The Fates have been kind to give me a Life Mate that loves the same things I do. I don’t know what I would do without my love.

Fran looks lovingly at Geraint and adds, Or I without mine. And, I understand that you are one of the reasons this has come to pass. I want to thank you. I can’t imagine being happier, and maybe one day we will get to spend more time together.

The smile I am wearing wanes as I reply. You mean this is over?

It is not time for you to leave your part of the world, but it will come. You must realize that you are out of time here, this is in your past and you can only spend a few moments. Athïan explains.

I sigh, as I understand what they mean. In real time Athïan and I haven’t even met yet. But, we will, and this is what counts.

As I give and receive hugs from everyone, and take a moment to pet the wolves, Athïan gathers an armful of Star flowers, and when I am finished, he gives me one last kiss before I have to leave.

I then walk back into the world I live in and wonder at what had just happened. Was it real? Was I imagining everything?

I continue to walk as I realize it couldn’t have been, for in my arms there are dozens of fragrant blooms that weren’t there before, and I smile.

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I hope you enjoy my adventures.

Fran and Geraint are hailing from “To Love and Elven Healer“, book 2 in To Love A Elf series by M. A. Abraham. Their book just released on April 20, 2021 and I have to tell you, it is an emotional story especially because it is dedicated to a dear friend who we lost a few years ago.

In memory of the Wolf Lady!

Geraint, an Elven Healer has been told his Life Mate is in the Human world. He has come too late, for Fran has been dead for several years already. This will not deter him from claiming the love he was born to cherish and protect. With the help of an Elven wizard, he plans to travel back in time for her.

Fran has just been told she has cancer. She faces her bleak future stoically, determined to do what she feels best for her children. She hadn’t counted on Geraint coming into her life. As determined as she is to live her last days for her children, he is to hold her to his heart and in his arms. To do this, she must agree to leave her world for his.

Is it really possible? To those who believe with all their heart and soul anything is possible.

Read chapter 1 here !

The story is part of Spring Fling 2021 (Twist of Fate), an anthology including stories from C.A. King, Shaunna Rodriguez and A.E. Clint.

Some will win and some will lose. Only a twist of fate will tell the tale.

Spring is in the air and so is romance. New love will bloom, but will it last or will it fade like a flower? Is it a no strings attached fling, or will there be undeniable feelings?

The sky is blue, flowers are in bloom filling the air with tantalizing scents of Spring and love. Sometimes all it takes is a little nostalgia and the brush of a hand, the scent of a woman or his warm breath against her neck; to spark a flame.

Can an assistant finally catch her boss’s eye? Will the guy finally get the girl his heart is longing for? So many questions, So many possibilities.

What better time to have a fling than in Spring?

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The series is about Elves searching for their Life Mates and finding them in the human world.

Book 1. To Love An Elven Lord is my story, I got my very own Life Mate ❤

Raith is tasked to look for Life Mates in the human world. The moment he sees Enikő he knows she was the one he had been sent to find for Athiän. The first thing Raith did was to send for his friend.

Enikő’s meets Athiän at her only child’s wedding and the attraction is strong and real. The only problem is, he is half her age. She doesn’t want to come across to the world like a cougar, yet she can’t keep her distance.

Athiän is a High Elven Lord in charge of a vast area deep in the wilds of a mountain range. Athiän has searched the Elven Empire over for his Life Mate but she is not there. He knows he has one. Then Raith summons him, Athiän’s Life Mate has been found. The moment he looks into her eyes, he knows it is true. Only question is, can he persuade Enikő that their love is real?

Read Chapetr 1 here !

It is part of THE BOOK OF LOVE: A Multi-Author Interlude (TWIST OF FATE 2021) alongside stories from Shaunna Rodriguez, Carrie Weston, Crystal StClair, Margaret Malory, and K.T. Brown.

In a world where fate often has a twist on love, life, and the paranormal where worlds are within worlds; some will win, and some will lose. Only a twist of fate will tell the tale.

Blind-dates, the geeky guy gets the girl, sexy, sweet, seductive, molten hot, heart-racing, nail-biting, edge of your seat, romance, chaos, with drama because there must be drama in any relationship, and a slow-burn that is anything but vanilla. Award-Winning, Bestselling, and up-and-coming authors bring you stories tailored to the most romantic month of the year, February. Not everyone will be lucky in love or life and not everyone is who they claim to be….

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There will be a few more of the Elfanatics chosen to find their Elven Life Mates. Once the covers are created for them, they will be revealed here on the blog.

Make sure you sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Strafe

Continuing from yesterday… if you missed it, go read it before reading this one 😉

After Ranish left, I sat back down and the waiter who had served us returned with another espresso. I am going to be wired for the next week, but it tasted sooo good I don’t refuse it. As I lift it to my lips to taste, I am approached by another man, this one is considerably younger and when I check him out … clearing throat… my jaw almost drops. In an impossibly deep accented voice he talks as he gives me a drop dead smile.

I have come to keep you company for a short time now that Ranish has left. Before we decided to come to you, we talked about this. We feel that before Kaina comes to talk to you, we need to tell you our sides of the story. In this case there is three sides. Mine is entirely different. I am Strafe.

I answered. From what I read, you never got to meet Kaina until she was almost at the end of her quest.

Strafe smiled in remembrance as he spoke. My Namanda. Kaina was as slippery as an eel while we were hunting for her. Those were the days. She can still be that way, but now I know how to find her.

I hear a rumor that she has something that will drive you crazy, I snicker.

Strafe laughs, a sound that was wickedly suggestive, as he confided… I have heard the same thing. But I have news for her, I have the antidote.

I was surprised. You do?

Strafe grinned and nodded. I have to stay one up on my mate if I don’t want to go through some of what I did before. The one thing I learned while hunting for Kaina is that she is canny. I realize she needed to be to survive all those years ago, but it wasn’t necessary. All Kaina needed to do to get her task accomplished was to reach out to us. We would have come to her.

Your meeting with her for the first time was quite, I paused and added, Interesting!

This time Strafe frowned. That was more frustrating than interesting. I could barely walk straight for weeks after I first saw her. I couldn’t get her to the altar fast enough, and Ranish enjoyed the show every step of the way.

I laughed. Your dragon loved every minute too, don’t lie, I can tell.

Strafe snorted, The randy beast nearly killed me with his demands. It didn’t help that Kaina was insistent that she finish her task before we cement our alliance.

Sounded to me like all of your friends and brethren enjoyed the show. I reminded Strafe.

Strafe grinned and replied. They got their own comeuppance each in their own turn. Drakaina are not easy on their mates, no matter what it looked like.

If it is so difficult, why did you pursue Kaina? I asked.

Strafe’s expression turned fierce as he replied. Because she is mine.

I assume I will get to meet Kaina soon from what you were saying earlier. I pressed for information.

In a few hours. We thought we would defend ourselves and tell our sides first. Kaina will be all excuses, but the truth is, she wanted to fight this battle on her own. It wasn’t our fault she refused our help. But no matter what, it all came together at the right time. Strafe decided.

And her decision at the end? I asked.

Strafe laughed as he rose to leave. Her decision was pure Drakaina. As much as our women hate to admit it, they can be even less forgiving than we are. Never forget that when dealing with one of our women, not if you want to sleep at night.

As Strafe left, I watched him walk away, He looked as good walking away from me as he had coming towards me. There are times I really love my job.

As I rise to leave, the server steps up with a cake box and hands it to me. When I look at him in question, he answers. Ranish said you would need this when Kaina comes to see you. It is her favorite cake, and you seemed to like it too. There will be an espresso machine waiting by your door with the flavors you enjoyed here. You are also not to concern yourself with the bill, it has all been taken care of.

I look inside of the bag and there is a four layer chocolate cake like the one I slavered over earlier. I wonder how soon before Kaina gets to my place. I need to set that machine up quickly. As I grab the handles on the bag and head for the sidewalk, a limousine pulls up beside me and the driver gets out to open the door. Eniko, I was told to take you home. If you walk you will never get there on time.

Ah yes, there are certainly days when I really, really love my interviews.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat.

Strafe is one of the main characters in Vengeance Has A Daughter, book 1 of the Drakaina Series by M. A. Abraham, releasing April 20, 2021.

She was born to right a wrong and to serve justice. Torn from her deceased mother’s womb she knows what is expected of her even before she takes her first breath. Her quest for vengeance starts as a child and determined to see her task to the end, she acts as opportunities present themselves. She is Naranda, daughter of Mysteria and Trance, last of the Royal line of Dragon.

Strafe is the strongest of the Drakes, the bravest and the one everyone looks towards to rebuild their empire. To do this he brings Ranish to his side to advise him, for he was closest to the throne before the Royal line was decimated. With Ranish comes news of a hidden daughter of the House of Dragon, and Drakaina hiding from both man and beast to stay safe. In helping Ranish to find his niece, Strafe becomes guardian to hundreds of orphaned Drakaina that only reluctantly pay him homage. To them, Naranda is their beloved Queen, for she alone is of Royal blood.

In a bid to strengthen the power of the throne and, to do the right thing, Ranish hopes to bring these two powerful Dragon shifters together to create a lasting dynasty. Can he do it? Will they take one look at each other and see only an enemy? Or, will they find a love that has been missing in their lives since the days when Mysteria and Trance lit up the skies with theirs?

Read chapter 1 here where you can also find the BUY LINKS to preorder.

I hope you will give it a chance, I look forward to the next book with great anticipation.

It will be also available in audiobook format soon, narrated by the very talented Jennifer Blom.

Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter contest, there will be 3 winners for a HC book, an audiobook, and an ebook. GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on release day, April 20, 2021.

Make sure you sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Ranish

Hello and welcome!

Do I have news for you! Read on what happened yesterday…

It is a beautiful spring day and I am out for a walk when I notice a man heading my way. My mind immediately takes note of his appearance. So shoot me, I have eyes to see, and they are definitely enjoying the view. This is male nature at its finest, considering the age of the subject. 😉 He is wearing a suit too, have I ever mentioned that I love men who are dressed well? Well, it is true. He is what everyone calls a silver fox, and he wears the look so well.

As we approach each other on the sidewalk, he smiles at me. I return his smile and he stops. With a slight nod, he addresses me… I like him even better as his voice is rich as hot chocolate and slightly accented.

Good morning, Eniko. I hope you are enjoying your day so far.

I stop. How do you know my name?

A twinkle in the man’s eyes accompanies his comment. I was told you would be the prettiest lady I will find outside enjoying the weather. I knew you the moment I saw you.

I chuckle. Are you flirting with me?

I couldn’t resist. My name is Ranish, you might have heard of me. I am Kaina’s uncle. I thought it might be a good idea to come and tell my story before the book is released so that I am not blamed for leaving her alone for all of those years.

I really don’t want to go inside, as it is such a beautiful day. I definitely have heard of you. In fact, I have read about you.

Ranish smiled as he offers me his arm in a gentlemanly fashion, so we can walk together. I know where there is an outdoor café not far from here. Allow me to get you some coffee, and perhaps something sweet to go with it.

I accept. You have a deal. I mean, what can it hurt, right? We are in public, in the open, so what is going to happen beyond us getting coffee.

I looked for Kaina for a long time before I found her, Ranish began. It bothered me that I couldn’t find her, yet something kept nagging at me that I was missing someone important. In the beginning I thought it was my sister, Mysteria. You would have had to know my sister to understand why I loved her so much. Mysteria was more than beautiful, she was magical. Her laughter could brighten up the darkest day, and she loved life to the fullest. I totally understood why Trace fell so hard for her. Our people tend to do these things when we meet our mates, but Trace was so in love with his Mysteria he could hardly think straight. Their love knew no bounds, their sons were their pride, and to have a daughter about to be born to them was a dream come true. Unfortunately, they never got to live it. I can’t say I was too surprised to learn that my sister told her daughter to seek vengeance though. Mysteria, for all of her beauty, charm, and spirit could be like that. It was the Dragon in her. It is a part of our natures.

That is why Kaina acted like she did?

Ranish laughed, as we reached the café and found the perfect table waiting for us as if he had reserved it. Kaina is her mother’s daughter in every way possible. Beautiful, with a bubbly personality that reminds me of sparkling champagne. I couldn’t love her more, but she is stubborn. Our Kaina took her mother’s instructions literally and shut those who would have helped her out. That is now ancient history, for it happened a long time ago, but inside of Kaina, that person still lives. Woe betides anyone who would hurt one of hers. And we love her all the more for this, because we are Dragon, and this is the way we are.

Ranish motions towards a server and he appears moments later with the most decadent espresso coffee and the deepest, darkest chocolate cake I have ever seen. I am in heaven. How did he know? We enjoy our lunch, if you can call it that together in silence after this. When we are finished, Ranish rises, bows, takes my hand and presses a kiss to my knuckles. It is time for me to leave. Know that Kaina has finally found peace and happiness, and she is making Strafe’s life interesting. I love how she keeps him hunting. His Dragon has found a piece of heaven in his mate. We should all be so blessed.

I couldn’t believe Ranish was leaving. That is it? You are leaving me now?

Ranish chuckles and answers, You won’t be alone for long. Expect someone younger and infinitely more powerful. I bid you adieu, my lady. Until we meet again.

I hope we do, and I really do. I wave to him and feeling a bit sad.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat.

Ranish is one of the main characters in Vengeance Has A Daughter, book 1 of the Drakaina Series by M. A. Abraham, releasing April 20, 2021.

She was born to right a wrong and to serve justice. Torn from her deceased mother’s womb she knows what is expected of her even before she takes her first breath. Her quest for vengeance starts as a child and determined to see her task to the end, she acts as opportunities present themselves. She is Naranda, daughter of Mysteria and Trance, last of the Royal line of Dragon.

Strafe is the strongest of the Drakes, the bravest and the one everyone looks towards to rebuild their empire. To do this he brings Ranish to his side to advise him, for he was closest to the throne before the Royal line was decimated. With Ranish comes news of a hidden daughter of the House of Dragon, and Drakaina hiding from both man and beast to stay safe. In helping Ranish to find his niece, Strafe becomes guardian to hundreds of orphaned Drakaina that only reluctantly pay him homage. To them, Naranda is their beloved Queen, for she alone is of Royal blood.

In a bid to strengthen the power of the throne and, to do the right thing, Ranish hopes to bring these two powerful Dragon shifters together to create a lasting dynasty. Can he do it? Will they take one look at each other and see only an enemy? Or, will they find a love that has been missing in their lives since the days when Mysteria and Trance lit up the skies with theirs?

Read chapter 1 here where you can also find the BUY LINKS to preorder.

My review:

Vengeance Has a Daughter is nothing like anything the author has written before. An epic story that will have the reader immerse themselves and not come up for air until the end. A 5-star read.

Check out the trailer created by one of my fave narrators, Brian Callanan, who narrated the Tantalus Series by M. A. Abraham.

I hope you will give it a chance, Ms. Abraham created a new world that is worth exploring and I for one look forward to the next book with great anticipation.

It will be also available in audiobook format soon, narrated by the very talented Jennifer Blom. I fell in love with her voice the moment I heard the audition, she stood out from the many we received. I am glad she agreed to tell the story and will be doing the next in the series too when the time comes.

There is a release party on Facebook if interested, join here. There will be giveaways, author appearances and more.

Make sure you enter the Rafflecopter contest, there will be 3 winners for a HC book, an audiobook, and an ebook. GOOD LUCK!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on release day, April 20, 2021.

Make sure you sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Anders!

Hello and welcome!

I have a surprise visitor and I wanted to share with you.

I hear a light knock on my door and open it just as anther is about to be added to the first one. The first I notice is that the person standing before me has very long grey hair, the second is that he isn’t human. He is an Elf… and what an Elf.

When I don’t say anything, he begins. Eniko? Cambria sent me here, I also brought you a present from Athïan.

As this gorgeous Elf presents a huge bouquet of starflowers I give an excited squeak. Athïan never forgets.

I hold my arms out and they are suddenly filled with hundreds of freshly opened blossoms, and the whole house is filled with their fragrance.

With a smile so wide it threatens to stretch my cheeks even more, I invite this unknown Elf into my home. Come in, any friend of Athïan’s is a friend of mine.

To make things easier, he introduces himself, I am Anders, Cambria’s Life Mate. I believe you have met her.

I nod, I definitely have, and she must be ecstatic that the Fates chose you for her.

Ander’s laughs, I assume you approve. Cambria and Athïan told me what to wear. As Anders says this, he turns to show off his perfect physique, and I give a sigh. He has on the tightest pair of leathers. Did I hit it lucky with Athïan or what? He knows exactly how to make a girl smile, even when he isn’t with her in person. Not going to talk about the time we spend together… a girl doesn’t tell… right?

As I put the flowers into vases, I ask. Did they have other messages for me?

Not really, Anders admitted. Although, Athïan says that if you are interested, I am to bring you for a visit for the weekend.

I stop in the middle of putting the last of the flowers into a vase and stare at Anders as I quickly ask, When do we leave?

As soon as you get home on Friday. Everyone realizes that you live a double-life for now. Athïan isn’t terribly happy about it, but he says the two of you will have lots of time to spend together in the future. But that doesn’t mean it will ever be enough. Anders explains.

I am ready to leave when you are, I declare. Besides, I want to see what is going on in the Empire. Call me nosy.

Anders laughs, No wonder Athïan looks so happy all of the time. But you can’t go now, you have a workweek to finish.

Oh, I pretend to feel suddenly ill. I can’t go to work. I need the touch of Athïan’s healing hands.

Anders offers, I can take care of anything that ails you, unless that is of a personal nature, then that is up to Athïan.

I reply. My problem is definitely something that only Athïan can fix.

Well, in that case, I guess the sooner we leave, the quicker you will feel better. Do you need time to pack before we leave? Anders wonders, as I head for the door.

I grin at Anders as I reply. All I need, Athïan can provide.

Anders doesn’t question what I am talking about, or my motives. He is only too happy to leave now, for it means he will be back with Cambria that much sooner.

Wasn’t that sweet? So I will keep this short as I am out the door now and don’t worry if you do not hear from me till after the weekend. I will be very busy 😉

Lead on my galant messenger, I am ready for some hugs from my Life Mate.

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Anders hails from The Tratchar, book 5 in The Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham and is releasing tomorrow, March 5, 2021.

Cambria is a highly powered Tratchar, and her task is to take care of the Sentinels, in the same way her ancestors did, many millenniums before. She is good at her job and proud of what she does. She is also deadly as she is beautiful.

Anders isn’t one of the elite among the Guardians of the Empire, but he is happy to be numbered among them. To him, it is a point of pride. For, although he is one of the younger dragon shifters, he figures he has lots of time to develop.

All thoughts of his status, however, disappear into the mist when he sees a pretty young Elven female create a tree out of a seed she holds cupped in her hands. He watches in awe, as the small tree forms, and then loses all that he is to her as their eyes meet, for she is his life mate, and he can tell she is as aware of what he is to her as he is to her.

You can read Chapter 1 here. Find buy links here. Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out the beautiful paperback cover. It pops, doesn’t it? I love it! Amazing work, Cora Graphics!

My review: 5-star
A great addition to the series showing us how things are progressing in the Valley and the Guardians finding their Life Mates. Cambria and Anders are so good for and with each other. A few surprises await the reader, I know it will be well received.

I hope you will give it a try. I really enjoy the series, but then again I always feel good when I visit the Elven Empire.

Make sure you sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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.

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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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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?

Author Bio

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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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 !

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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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