My Chat with Ilène … and Gabriella and Cambria?

Hello and welcome!

Another… UHM … surprise visit from the Elves, I LOVE IT! Read on to find out the shenanigans they cooked up again.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I can’t believe my eyes. I am standing in the middle of my living room, wearing Christmas PJ’s, eating a sandwich, and generally looking frumpy when the door bursts open and Ilénè walks, or should I say struts, through the doorway and strikes a pose. I have arrived.

Suddenly I feel like Phyllis Diller in comparison. Ilénè should be outlawed, especially dressed in a red gown that looks like half of it was forgotten on the cutting table. She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in it anyway. ‘Yup,’ I think to myself, ‘She has definitely arrived.’ Sigh.

Without losing a beat, Ilénè continues. I have brought you something to make your day. Wait until you see them.

I could have groaned as I think, ‘Not another Elite Guard costume. I still have barely gotten the nerve collected to pull the other one back out of the closet from the last time Ilénè visited.’ I am not about to tell her that though.

As I bend to put my sandwich down, Ilénè waves my awkwardness away and continues. Please, continue with your lunch. She then looks at my slippers and smiles. When I look down at my feet she giggles and admits, I was looking for the pink bunnies with the beady eyes, but you don’t have them. Would you like a pair?

I must look horrified by the idea and Ilénè gives a sigh. I guess not. You are no fun at all.

I can’t help but look like I have been struck by lightning. Whatever Ilénè has been eating must be causing her euphoric mood, I wonder if she has more. I could use some of that for myself. I also wonder if it would help me look more like her.

Anyway, Ilénè continues. I thought I would bring the Eagle Claw twins to help make your day. Have you met Cambria and Gabriella yet?

My eyes grow large as I ask, You mean THE Cambria and Gabriella Eagle Claw from ‘The Legacy’?

Ilénè looks suddenly abashed. I guess I should have brought them here sooner, they are adults now and ready to meet their own Life Mates. Anders and T’Harris are so dreamy, not as much as Kestriel, but still nice. I might bring those two here at a later date if I can pry them away from their Life Mates. You are the type to really go for T’Harris. He is pure gentleman with a touch of drop-dead male thrown in. Well, more than just a touch, but don’t tell Kestriel or Gabriella I said so. Anyway, here they are, Gabriella and Cambria.
If you only knew how much T’Harris IS my type.

As Ilénè introduces them, two nearly identical Elven females walk through the door. I can tell which one is which though. Cambria is dressed in green and Gabriella in red. They are both absolutely beautiful, and I can tell they are equally deadly in their own way.

With a slight bow, I welcome them to my home. Please come in.

Cambria looks devilish as she replies, As it is so close to Christmas, we have brought you gifts. This is from an Elf who goes by the name Athïan, he says you will get to meet him in the future and he is looking forward to it. He says I am to tell you he picked each bloom personally, and they are the best of the lot. Cambria hands me a huge bouquet of Star Flowers, and they look as well as smell heavenly. I move quickly to find something to put them in and Cambria conjures a cut glass vase for me. It only takes a moment for me to put them in water, which Cambria insists on purifying.

Gabriella watches the proceedings with collected amusement. When things settle again, she holds out a package that is about as long as my hand and forearm together. I think you may need this, but watch how you use it.

I rip open the wrapping and find an Elven knife and it is exquisite. How did she knows I love knives? As I am about to touch the blade in pure wonder, Gabriella warns, Be careful, the edge is extremely sharp.

I give a fixated nod of understanding, even as I watch blood pool in the palm of my hand from a tiny cut on a finger.

Gabriella looks embarrassed, while Cambria touches the cut to heal it. I told you not to make it that sharp. I doubt if she did much more than barely touch the edge.

Gabriella defends herself. I didn’t think it was THAT sharp. I have much sharper ones in my arsenal at home. I am sorry Enikő. She then turns to Cambria and Ilénè and warns, You better not breathe a word of this to Athïan, I have enough problems with that Elf. He is so full of himself.

You have bigger worries than Athïan coming up, Gabriella, Ilénè reminds her. Your story is about to come up, but first we deal with Cambria’s. A thoroughly Elven look enters Ilénè’s eyes and she smiles at her friends as she quietly confides in me. You will feel much better about how you look right now in a year from now if you see them again. She then runs her hands down her svelte body and purrs, Of course I will be the one with the curves all in the right places.

My eyes grow large as I look at Ilénè, and she gives a smug grin as she whispers, You already know that Eagle Claws breed like rabbits, but you will learn more about these two at a later date.

Gabriella looks daggers at Ilénè, as does Cambria, and Ilénè heads for the door. It is time for me to leave. Enjoy the rest of your visit. Ta-ta.

There is no rest of the visit as Cambria and Gabriella tear off after Ilénè, only the sound of threats coming from the twins, and the sound of Ilénè’s laughter. Before it goes quiet, I hear Ilénè’s voice in my mind, They are so much fun when they are like this.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As you can see, the Elves did their usual whirlwind entry and exit, leaving me bewildered and amused at the same time. I should be used to them by now, but nope… and I love every minute of it. Ilene visited me before when this book was part of the KaLiCon 2019 bundle, a present from few of the authors participating in the event. If you missed that chat, check it out here. You can also read an excerpt there too 😉

You will get to see more of their escapades in a new novella in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham , The Legend, releasing December 20, 2020.

A short story from the Elven Empire where I would love to move once M.A. convinces one of the Elven Mages to open a portal for me 😉

cover designed by me 😉

Born with the same talents as her illustrious ancestor, the High Lord General Gabriel Eagle Claw, Gabriella grows into her powers. It is not an easy road for the young Elven girl to walk, for as Gabriel’s father had expected great things from his well endowed son, so does her father expect the same things from her.

Cambria is Gabriella’s twin and partner in crime. She is a Tratchar with as much talent as her ancestress, Eden. With her best friend at her side, Ilénè, the Dark Elven Princess, they seek to ease the path that has been set out for them.

This is a coming of age story of how the Legacy of the Eagle Claw family that was missing from the Eagle Claw lineage returns. It is a symbol of power and might no one in the Empire has seen since Gabriel commanded the Combined Armed Forces.

Buy Links
Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UKAmazon AUB&NKoboiBooksSmashwords

My review: 5 stars
It was a great peek into Gabriella’s childhood and have a better understanding on why she is the way she is as an adult. The three friends are a hoot. I recommend it with 5 stars and not just for the ones following the GOTE series, as it can be read as a standalone too. A new reader would get a taste of the amazing stories the author can spin.

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

To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham will gift one of you with the ebook copy of The Legacy. Tell me which cover of the series is your fave. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on release day, December 20, 2020. Good luck!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

websiteFacebookTwitterGoodreads

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Audiobook to listen to: La Vie en Rose

Hello and welcome!

The audiobook I want to share about today is a not-to-be-missed story

La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink

By: Lydia Michaels

Narrated by: Brian Callanan

Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and – of course – falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls.

Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only a smile. That he doesn’t realize his charm makes him all the more enchanting. Determined to save Emma the pain of her breakup, he steps in as a friend, but soon finds himself wanting more.

She was just a girl, but she somehow winds up being the strongest woman he’s ever known. Losing her is not an option and when life can’t be tied neatly in a pretty little bow, he holds tight to all that he loves most in this world – his Emma. His hero.

Sometimes the greatest scars are worn on the inside.

Isn’t the cover beautiful? I love it!

The story and the voice telling make it …

a must listen

I picked up this book because I love Mr. Callanan’s voice and I am glad I did.
It starts out like any other story, character intros, showing the dynamics between the main characters. I was zoning out a bit in the beginning at the very detailed scenes, BUT… am I glad the author did that because the twist in the story is major, I mean life-altering major, I did not expect and what happens after is very detailed and eye-opening for somebody who has not gone thru that. It is about love, loyalty, friendship, family, what it means to have those when you need them the most. The book has crazy LOL moments, steamy dirty-talk scenes, and tear jerker ones too.
It ends well, but have tissues ready. Emma and Riley’s wows are just beautiful, the nicknames for each other cracked me up. It put me thru the emotional wringer, but OH SO WORTH IT !!!
I think this is the best I heard so far from Mr. Callanan. He outdid himself in every way, the various voices, the emotions, the passionate delivery made this an enjoyable experience.

Overall – 5 stars • Performance – 5 stars • Story – 5 stars

It has been almost 3 years, December 18, 2017 to be exact WOW time flies since I listened to it, but I still remember the feeling of contentment when finished.

There is a sale on right now, so hurry and get it HERE.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Audiobooks to listen to: Loverboy

Hello and welcome!

I just finished an ARC of this audiobook I was lucky to get from one of my fave authors, Sarina Bowen, and I had to tell you about it even thought the release date is December 1, 2020. I was part of the cover reveal too, if you missed that, you can find it here.

CREDITS: Photo by Wander Aguiar, Design by Hang Le

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.

Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company.

Not that I can tell her.

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten…

Audiobook narrated by Joe Arden and Vanessa Edwin, with special appearance from Emma Wilder.

Check out the audio excerpt on YouTube

Gunner goes under cover… as a barista. He’s had easier days! 🙂 Joe Arden’s voices are sublime ❤

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Here is another audio teaser, with Vanessa Edwin‘s voice… Kisses on a street corner?

… and another one where Posy wakes up. And she’s not in her own bed…

Preorder links are here.

Author Bio

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list thirteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

To keep in touch with Ms. Bowen and check out all her yummy books, check out the links to social media.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

My review – 5 stars

I loved all of Ms. Bowen’s books I listened to so far, and ‘Loverboy’ is no exception.

A great mix of sweet love story, second chance angst, suspense, some comic relief and of course HEA ending. Posy’s inner voice cracked me up and was well voiced. Loved Gunnar’s protective alpha, charming flirt and sweet gooey heart. Great secondary characters, Duffy was one of them, funny and sweet, smart ass young man. Scout piqued my interest too. I hope they get their story too.

Loved loved the voices giving life to the characters in this great story. Joe Arden is on my ‘eargasm’ voices list, same with Emma Wilder. Vanessa Edwin is a new voice to me and will have to add her to my ‘to listen more from’ list. Checked her backlist, I added quite a few onto my TBL wish list already.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Twelve Days of Christmas in a Highlander’s Arms

Hello and welcome!

A great set of Medieval historical romances released recently. I am still reading it, but from what I read so far, I highly recommend it.

On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Twelve Highlander heroes, brave and true.

Honor-bound and sworn to protect, they’re about to meet their match in twelve feisty heroines.

Amidst the wild Scottish mountains, the snow is falling deep, but twelve heart-warming stories of love await–one for each day of Christmas.

Discover an embroidered partridge fuelling revenge, two turtle doves sealing an ill-fated match, a feathery Yuletide tale, the betrothal of a reluctant songbird, five golden rings forged in forbidden love, a pet goose who represents a second chance, a swan taking flight, a dairymaid with murder on her mind, nine ladies dancing in the moonlight, a duty-bound laird and a wayward lady, a beautiful piper, and a ghostly drummer playing matchmaker.

Curl up with these passionate tales, filled with intrigue, adventure and the magic of Yuletide.

Available for a limited time only, make these Highlander heroes your own festive treat.

Loving Her Highland Enemy – by Samantha Holt
A revenge-obsessed lass keeps a depiction of her clan’s partridge close to her heart in this passion-steeped enemies-to-lovers Yuletide tale.

Highland Dove – by Elizabeth Rose
Will Duncan MacLean be able to escape the English prison in time to fulfill his promise of marrying Mari Stewart on Hogmanay, before she weds another?

The Kitchen Maid’s Tale – by Hildie McQueen
Riding in the back of a cart down the center of the village could be quite embarrassing. Riding in the back of a cart, in a cage with three chickens, was mortifying.

Brenna’s Yuletide Song – by Cathy MacRae
Humor abounds in this rollicking tale of a pampered merchant’s daughter and the Highlander she must marry.

Ringing in Yule – by Sky Purington
Will years of forbidden love remind Tavish and Nessa what’s at stake before she marries another?

Highlander’s Christmas – by Mariah Stone
A secret child. A pet goose. And an unlikely couple who could get a second chance at love this Christmas—if he doesn’t kill her father.

Highland Swan – by Anna Markland
Dr. Pendray must save his patient’s life, though it means losing the woman he loves.

The Lady’s Guide to a Highlander’s Heart – by Emmanuelle de Maupassant
Disguised as a simple dairymaid, Lady Flora Dalreagh sneaks into the home of the warrior she believes murdered her father, intent on revenge.

The Laird’s Midnight Dancer – by Ashe Barker
A sacred stone circle, moonlight, and a bewitching midnight dancer to bring a laird to his knees…

An Angel at the Highland Court – by Celeste Barclay
A laird who fears making a mistake, and a lady whose made one mistake after another…innocence and experience, fire and ice make for one steamy Christmas.

The Piper – by Lily Baldwin
A battle-wounded laird whose sight has been stolen is soothed by the music of a beautiful piper who also bears scars of a tragic past.

Scot Under the Mistletoe – by Caroline Lee
A ghostly drummer turns out to be very much flesh and blood in this hilarious Yuletide romp featuring a second-chance romance, a mysterious little plant, and more than a few Henrys.

Universal buy link

There is a $25 gift card giveaway to celebrate the launch, click HERE. Winner chosen at the end of October.

My review for The Piper by Lily Baldwin

A short but potent story that had me in tears at times, sometimes in sadness as my heart was breaking for both Cait and Ewan and their struggle, but also in joy on how they overcame their injuries and found their HEA with each other. One of my fave quotes from this story: “I don’t even feel dented anymore. I feel full and sumptuous and perfect.” and alludes to a saying that the cook told Cait. Well woven tale that will stay with me for a while. – 5 stars

I hope you will give these stories a go and maybe discover a new author or two. I know I will.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

Audiobooks to listen to: The Subway Girl

Hello and welcome!

I just finished this audiobook and wanted to share with you. Lisa Becker is a new-to-me author and I am glad I got to discover her work. I will check her other books out for sure.

Swoon-worthy and sizzling romantic comedy about love and fate…and now, award winner for romantic comedy of the 2020 American Fiction Awards.

The Subway Girl combines witty humor, sizzling chemistry, likable characters, funny banter, and heart-swooning moments into a story of unexpected love and fate.

A hopeless romantic.

A cynical web show producer.

An unscrupulous camera operator.

A sleazy businessman.

An aspiring actress.

A womanizing best friend.

A scheming ex-girlfriend.

A commitment-phobic roommate.

An unlucky-in-love buddy.

These lives intersect when an average guy is awed by a mystery woman on a crowded New York subway and vows to meet her.

Here is a sample you can listen to…

For more info follow the links – Lisa BeckerErin Mallon

My review: 5 stars

I love the book, I laughed, I cried, it broke my heart then put it back together. I do believe in fate and is true that Ryan is a rarity. I am glad that he found his ‘the one’ with Angie, they complement each other in many ways and their chemistry is palpable. Loved the movie references and the quotes…. Love this one: “The rearview is smaller than the windshield.”… My heart was breaking while following their journey to HEA, how callous some of those around them were. He had great friends though, loved his family and their closeness. His sister was a hoot. My first book from Ms. Becker and I thoroughly enjoyed. – 5 stars

Ms. Mallon is one of my ‘eargasm’ voices and she did an excellent performance as usual giving each character their voice base on their temperament and state of mind. I love listening to her voices, male and female alike. I especially liked Ryan’s and Angie’s voices. – 5 stars

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

My Chat with 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. 

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

websiteFacebookTwitterBookBubAmazonGoodreads

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!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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 # 2 !

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

NEW RELEASE! Arizona Thunder by Natasza Waters

Hello and welcome!

I would like to tell you about a book I just read, it was released yesterday and I think you love PNR you will love it too.

If you remember I had Quinn, one of the main characters from book 1 for a chat recently, if you missed it check it out here.

Congrats to Natasza Waters for the release of book 2 of the Vyro Creek Series!

In a sleepy, backwater town, three handsome brothers own the biggest spread in Arizona, known as Vyro Creek. The Connellys are ranchers by day. At night, Quinn, Connell, and Donnor patrol the desert, searching for illegal breeding nests, and rogue vampires. Not only to keep the county safe but the three intriguing women who live in the neighboring LariaT Ranch.
Although born half-human and half-vampire, Ari is the first woman who makes Quinn’s immortal heart beat. Together, they ignite an unforgettable passion. He’s ready to spend eternity with her until forced to make a decision and sacrifice what he wants most.
Unannounced, a threat rides into town on a dark horse. The Second Bloods’ rebellion gains strength, and the woman Quinn loves becomes a target. When all hell breaks loose, he’s captive behind impenetrable bars, but if not restrained, he’ll end her life.

My review: 5 stars

I thought book 1 was good, but this one is so much more. Intense, lots happening, and the twists … oh boy! Be ready for those because they will have you hopping. I loved how I got immersed even more in the story of the Connelly brothers and learning what the Connelly Clan represent in their world. I love Quinn even more for sacrificing himself for the greater good, but sad for him and Ari for what they are going through. Then seeing Connell and Lynn dance around each other GAH I wanted to shout at them LOL but both couples finally get it together. Cian is slowly becoming my fave though, he is quite a character and there is more to him than what he shows the world, and he means well even though his methods are questionable. As for Donnor, I have a feeling his hands will be full with Tess soon enough.
One of my fave characters is Lady Claudette, she is kickass and all kinds of awesome while being a lady at the same time, the bond she shares with her mate is a love story in itself. I hope we get to read their story too.
Well done Ms. Waters. Ready for the next story 😀

Check out the trailer

Buy links – Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • iBooks • Kobo • B&N

To learn about all the books, and keep in touch with Ms. Waters, follow the links.

website • Facebook • Twitter • Goodreads • youtube •

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

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 432 other followers

Follow SEELKs fire & ice on WordPress.com

past chats

March 2021
M T W T F S S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031  

Blogs I Follow

Ella Ardent

Passion, Romance and Happily-Ever-After

The Ageless Gods

Poetry to Honour the Gods

Perditus

Just a few rambling pieces of poetry

Sweet & Spicy Reads

Avid Readears • Romance Bloggers • Book Lovers

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

Heather Rainier

Erotic Romance Author

Angel Reviews

My honest reviews always.

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

Author T.M. Witko

Multigenre author of Adult Romances, Crime Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Paranormal Young Adult, and Native American Fiction

The Dragonfire Novels

Bestselling Paranormal Romances Featuring Dragon Shifter Heroes by Deborah Cooke

Bryn Donovan

tell your stories, love your life

Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

Audiobook Creation Exchange

The Hatters

Bookish Ramblings from the slightly insane.

Crimson Quintessence

Freewill writer dancing to the beat of my drum, outside everyone's box.

Alexandria Sure

Coffee. Cocktails. Complex Characters.

Dragons of Incendium

Paranormal Romance series by Deborah Cooke

Evangeline Anderson

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Delilah Devlin's Collections

Erotic Romance for Women

Mary's Ménages Reviews & Promos

♂♀♂ Another way to Review Erotic Ménage Romances...

Terry Brooks

Author of Shannara, Landover, Word/Void, Street Freaks, and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Mile High Book Club

The Only Carry-On You Need Is A Good Book

Saucy Southern Readers

professional, honest, and timely book reviews

Duchess of Romance

Romance books, historical romance, authors and book reviews

Charlotte Howard - Romance Author

All you need is tea and a good book.

Crazy Lady's Book Blog

Awesome Authors, Badass Books, and Updates

Sarcastica

Personal blog of a person.

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

Sizzling Romantic Suspense around the world melding fact and fiction together with steamy love

Rosanna Leo

Happily ever after, guaranteed.

The Cheeky Wench

Suzan Tisdale. Author. Storyteller. Cheeky Wench.

Ceci Giltenan, Author

Characters with character

Self-Publishing Roundtable

Interviews and blog posts to help you succeed in Self-Publishing. For indies, by indies.

Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

Sharing the experience of living a thousand lives and creating new ones

Deborah Cooke & Her Books

USA Today Bestselling author Deborah Cooke writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance; she also writes medieval romance as New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix.

WELCOME

books, friends, giveaways...& don't forget the hot heroes

M. A. Abraham

Visit the worlds of author M.A. Abraham

SEELKs fire & ice

Books are my passion!