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

Hello and welcome!

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

Welcome! Welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes
Finally

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Author Bio

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Preorder now!

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

It just takes 3 easy steps!

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

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

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 4 !

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

My Chat with Tucker

Hello and welcome!

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

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

Happy listening 😉

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hello and welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

You can read Chapter 1 on the website.

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

Author Bio

Greetings!

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

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

As my website statement reads:

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

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

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

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Preorder now!

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

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My Chat with Ilénè … and Kestriel?

Hello and welcome!

I had plans, but as usual the Elves had other ideas… see what happened earlier today 😀

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I look up from my editing as a knock sounds from my door. Before I have time to respond, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen saunters through the doorway. Wait a moment… I locked that door. This tells me it is another of MA’s characters, which should be interesting at the very least. She is an Elf, I can tell by the pointed ears and the number of weapons she carries like so much jewelry on her. She has dark hair that falls in waves down her back and past her waist, her complexion is luminous, her lips are full and red, her body is firm and toned with curves all in the right places. And she is dressed in some sort of uniform, or at least part of one. This tells me she is definitely a Dark Elven Elite Warrior.

My mystery guest looks at me with a sultry expression and, in a voice that I would kill for, asks. Enikő?

I let the husky, full-throated sound flow through me with appreciation before I answer. I am Enikő. I can tell this woman is used to being in command by the way she quickly takes over.

I am Ilénè, my guest announces in a matter of fact tone, then adds. I have a gift for you. A few friends and I went shopping. We also had something special made up for you. I think you are going to like what is in the box.

Ilénè walks into the room with a rolling gait that I know would make most men’s eyes immediately focus on her hips, and I quickly begin to clear the top of my desk. I get the feeling that anything liquid or breakable better get moved out of the way fast. I am right. I barely manage to get this done when Ilénè places a big box on the top of the desk and over any other paperwork I hadn’t been given time to gather. I hope nothing gets mixed up amongst the papers, especially the manuscript I was working on. The pages of the book under the box aren’t numbered and if they get mixed up it could be a nightmare to figure out.

The moment Ilénè drops the box on my desk she looks at me expectantly. I look at the large garment box, then at the excited gleam in Ilénè’s eyes and ask. If I untie the ribbon, will something pop out at me? I know from reading about Ilénè that she has a fun loving personality. She also hangs around with questionable characters, mainly the Eagle Claw twins. This means anything can happen.

Ilénè chuckles, and promises, This is not a practical joke.

I notice that the bow on top is as much for decoration as anything else. The cover of the box just slips off of the bottom. I place the top of the carton to the side and see what looks like half of a ton of white tissue paper inside of the bottom half. Alright, so I exaggerate a bit, but not by much. It doesn’t take me long to notice that there is a smaller box in the middle. I open it to find a pair of red stilettos. They are gorgeous, but I will kill myself if I ever try to wear them. How do girls walk in them? Give me Birkestocks or barefoot is even better. I look further into the box and then pull out a red costume. I figure it must be a costume, either that or someone forgot to pack part of the outfit into the box.

Ilénè laughs joyously as I look for more pieces to add to the clothing, then speaks. There is no more. We heard you were planning to take a trip to our lands and wanted to make you feel welcome. To do this, we have made you an honorary Dark Elven Elite Guardian. Welcome to the group.

I stammer. I don’t know what to say. Thank you doesn’t seem quite enough to cover it.

A moment later another knock sounds and Ilénè calls out. Come in if your nose is clean, stay out if it isn’t.

An Elven male walked through the doorway and I feel my knees weaken. He is blonde with hair that is every bit as long as Ilénè’s. He is wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and braiding. He is also drop-dead gorgeous.

Ilénè smiles, as the man stiffly walks into the room and she bursts out in laughter at his awkward movements. Enikő, meet my Life Mate, Kestriel.

I smile as I greet him. How do you do, Kestriel. I know he is a High Elf, so I figure I need to be a bit more formal in my greeting.

Kestriel nods at me in acknowledgement, then turns his attention to Ilénè. What did you do to my pants? They are so stiff they threaten to crack if I try to bend. I also can’t get them off.

Ilénè’s smile widens, as she replies. I am not sure. Cambria gave me something to help hold the creases in place.

Kestriel looks at me apologetically, then bellows at Ilénè. Do you have any idea how uncomfortable this is?

Feigning innocence, Ilénè responds. I would have starched them for you, but you weren’t happy about my efforts when I starched your last bit of laundry.

Kestriel grouched. Those were my shorts. I may be wearing that rash they gave me for another week.

Ilénè looks so pleased with her handiwork, as she agrees and asks. Would you like me to kiss it better?

Kestriel suddenly stiffens visibly. Then, with a nod, he picked Ilénè, slung her over his shoulder, and headed for the exit. As he moved forward he bade me farewell, but I could tell his mind was on other things.

Ilénè smiled as she waved goodbye, as she hung upside down across Kestriel’s shoulder, then called out. I will tell Cambria you loved your gifts. In the meantime, I believe I am being taken away to receive my just punishment for deeds I plan to work harder to improve upon. Ilénè then winks.

As the door of my office closes, I can hear Kestriel’s hand connect with Ilénè’s leather clad rear. It is followed by Ilénè’s shriek, then a giggle.

I look down at the red leather outfit that I am still holding in my hands and wonder that it is still there. The same uniform looked stunning on Ilénè, but …

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I hope you enjoyed the ‘chat’, I know I did 😀

Ilénè and Kestriel are from THE WARRIOR, book 4 in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham.

Ilénè is a Dark Elven Elite warrior of repute, one who knows her worth. She has led her father’s elite squad for the last one hundred years, but she is getting tired of the constant drill. She has decided it is time to settle down and have a family. The question is with whom?

Kestriel was raised in the way of the ancient High Elven people, and he serves as one of the Guardians of the Empire. It is an honour and one he appreciates to the fullest. He has no intentions of soiling his hands on an Elven female of questionable repute. Until he meets Ilénè.

The moment Kestriel meets Ilénè, he knows he has met his Life Mate. The trouble with this is that he grew up with the impression that it was the male who should be the aggressor in a budding relationship, not the woman. What is a poor Elven Dragon shifter to do?

My review: 5-stars
I loved Ilénè ever since she appeared in the series. A warrior I admire not only for her skills but the way she treats her close friends. Kestriel was a surprise, a High Elf mated to a Dark Elf? I had to read this story. His patience is what made me love him, she puts him through his paces. They find their HEA, but not without a few bumps. 5-star read as usual, the author puts her signature twists in at the least expected times.

You can read chapter 1 here.

I know you will enjoy it too, I hope you will give the series a chance.

There will be a 3-day event on Facebook to celebrate the release of The Warrior, come and join in! Follow the link. Awesome author and narrator spotlights on August 14 and 15. On August 13, M. A. Abraham will have contests and games from 12pm to 8pm. There is also a Rafflecopter Giveaway ending in 2 days, so make sure you enter.

To celebrate the brand new release. Ms. Abraham is giving away an ebook copy of The Warrior. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments after 8 pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

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 Quinn

Hello and welcome!

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

Please welcome Quinn!

What is your full name?
Quinn Connelly

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

My review: 5 stars

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

Check out the trailer…

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

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

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My Chat with Mike

Hello and welcome!

This chat has been in the works for a while and I am glad that I can present it to you today.

Please welcome Mike!

What is your full name?
Michael Edward Murphy

Do you have a nickname?
Just Mike but sometimes my family calls me Mikey

What is one word best describes you?
Wow. I only get one word…? Humm… I guess I’d have to say driven. I’m driven.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m a personal training so most of my clothes are workout clothes. Right now I’m only wearing swim trunks since I just got out of the pool.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yeah, I think she did well. I was a career driven, single guy who worked a lot and had some serious issues with my family. Now I’m happily living with the love of my life and I’m a dad. I’ve also reconciled with my family.

What makes you laugh out loud?
My daughter. She’s truly funny and I love hanging out with her. Some of the things that comes out of that kid’s mouth. She surprises me with her cleverness every day.

What is your favourite dessert?
I’m not a huge fan of sweets. I usually eat fruit for dessert, but if I had to pick, it would probably be strawberry shortcake.

What is your favourite drink?
I drink a lot of water, but when I need a pick me up, it’s coffee. When I’m taking the night off and need an alcoholic beverage, it’s usually beer or fine whiskey.

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve lived through losing the love of my life and losing my brother, I’m not sure there’s anything I can’t handle. But to lose Rachel again might kill me, and now, the thought of anything happening to my daughter scares the hell out of me.

What is your favourite colour?
Green.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Boxers usually or boxer briefs only. I see no reason to wear much else to bed.

What is the perfect romantic date?
That’s a good question. I don’t think I’ve given this much thought. I guess it would have to be hiking the hills with my girl and a healthy picnic lunch. That’s a great day in my book.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I refuse to answer this question. No one should ever try to tickle me.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I really like citrus smells. Orange, lemon, lime. They’re refreshing and clean smelling and remind me of summer.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Usually, it’s her eyes that first catches my attention. I also love a nice smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I do. I’m back with my high school sweetheart and I’m happier than I’ve ever been.

What is one word best describes her?
Despite what we’ve been through, I’d have to say honest. Don’t let the title fool you, Rachel is the most honest person I know. She also deserves two words. She’s honest and kind.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
This book is the last in a series. If a fourth book is written, it’ll be next year and will probably be Rebecca’s story. She’s Emily’s best friends from Accidental Lies.

Thank you Mike for taking the time to chat with me. I hope there will be a next book.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat.

Mike is one of my book boyfriends from the Accidental Love Series by Dana Mason.

His book is the ‘Accidental Secrets‘.

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She’s been hiding something from him. Until now…

Her
He was my childhood sweetheart.
Then it all went wrong, and my mom tore us apart.
Ever since then, I’ve kept my secret.
I haven’t had a choice.
Fourteen years later, just thinking about him makes my stomach flip.
I still remember his citrus smell, the way he used to gently hold my hand.
And then…it turns out he’s living in the same damn town.
But he’s not the Mike I remember.
He’s dark and dangerous, covered in ink.
He’s completely and utterly mouth-watering.
His whiskey-colored eyes blaze as he catches sight of me.
And it’s just a matter of time before he finds out the truth….
The question is, will he forgive me?

Him
She was my ride or die.
And she left without even saying goodbye.
Left me with nothing but a broken heart.
Since then, I’ve struggled to get close to anyone.
It’s pathetic – who else clings to their high school love?
And then, all these years later, I see her.
But Rachel’s not how I remember.
Her wavy, raven hair frames her sexy sea blue eyes.
Her perfect hourglass figure has curves in all the right places.
She’s pin-up girl hot. And I refuse to let her get away this time.
Next thing, we’re in suite 108.
I’m unbuttoning her blouse, tasting every inch of her.
She’s screaming in pleasure.
She’s begging for more.
Everything’s perfect.
Except for one thing…
She’s hiding one hell of a secret.
And when I find out what it is, do I have it in me to forgive her?
Or will I be the one walking away without a goodbye this time?

My review – audiobook edition – 5 stars

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WOW I thought the last book was so good, I love Drew, but… this one stole the limelight. Ms. Mason, my heart broke and mended again, to repeat the process again and again. I love Mike and the way he loves Rachel. Her story broke my heart and her mother reminds me of a family member that caused so much heartache UGH I did let loose a few choice words while listening in the car LOL
A well deserved happy ending for the 3 of them, left me grinning. Another great story in the series, my fave for sure… until the next one that is… I hope there will be a next one.
Ms. Navarro is on my ‘eargasm’ list and she does this story justice. Love listening to the voices she gives to the characters and how she gives their emotions life.

I found this series through Ms. Kelsey Navarro. Thank you Kelsey ❤
Check out Kelsey Navarro’s website,  FacebookTwitter

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If you missed the chat with my other BBF from the series, Drew in ‘Accidental Lies’, check it out here.

Author Bio

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Dana Mason started writing about ten years ago after being overwhelmed by a story that wouldn’t let her sleep until she wrote it down. The story, Dangerous Embrace, was published in 2012 and won Best Mystery/Suspense from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards in 2014. Dangerous Embrace is the first book in her Embrace Series. The second book in the series, Precious Embrace, was Runner-Up for Best Hero from eFestival of Words Best of Independent eBook Awards that same year. Her third book, Broken Embrace, was awarded Best Indie Book in 2015 in the Romance Category.
Dana loves turning your worst nightmares into happy endings. She lives in Northern California with her husband, children, and her writing companion and mighty protector, Mia the Chihuahua.

To see Ms. Mason’s complete backlist, and keep up to date, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi – websiteFacebookTwitter • Goodreads

Tell me, do you believe in 2nd chances?

One lucky reader will get all 3 ebooks of the Accidental Love Series, courtesy of Ms. Mason. The winner will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, July 13, 2020. Good luck!

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My Chat with Lathir and… Rónán?

Hello and welcome!

Do I have a treat for you today. Read on and see for yourself.

Please welcome Lady Lathir and Sir Rónán!

What is your full name?
Rónán O’Connor, I am a Knights Templar
Lady Lathir McConaghy of Wynshire Castle

Do you have a nickname?
Both shake their head

What is one word best describes you?
Protector.
Determined.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes.
Yes.

What is your favourite dessert?
Baked apples.
Honey and butter on toasted bread.

What is your favourite drink?
Ale.
Wine.

What is your greatest fear?
Failure to protect those I’m charged to care for or love.
Losing those I love.

What is your favourite colour?
Red.
Emerald.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing.
A gown.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am not ticklish.
Very ticklish on the bottom of my feet.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
The sea; to me the scent of the sea represents freedom.
Baking bread; the scent of baking bread reminds me of when I was young and would help my mother in the kitchen.

Looking at Lathir I ask, When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His confidence.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest? I ask Rónán.
Her intelligence

Do you have somebody in your life now?
They look at each other and smile.

What is one word best describes him? I ask Lathir
Formidable.

What is one word best describes her? I ask Rónán.
Determined.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It is Lathir who answers, Forbidden Realm is the fifth book in The Forbidden Series.

Thank you for joining me for a chat. I really enjoyed your story and wish you many blessings.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat.

As they mentioned, Lady Lathir and Sir Rónán come from Forbidden Realm, the 5th book from The Forbidden Series by one of my fave authors, Diana Cosby. Releasing April 14, 2020.

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For the price of honor, he must walk away from the woman he loves…

Orphaned young, a childhood of loneliness and brutality led Sir Ronan O’Connor to join the Knights Templar and vow never to return to Ireland. But now a mission to transport a cache of Templar armaments for King Robert the Bruce forces the knight back to his homeland. Under his protection on the journey is an Irish nobleman and his daughter, Lathir McConaghy. Trained in combat, Lathir will bend to no man . . .

After the death of her betrothed in battle, Lathir guards her heart fiercely. Until an attack at sea forces her and Ronan to rely on each other for their survival. In the storm-filled days adrift at sea, a passionate bond forms between Lathir and the fierce warrior. In a realm torn by treachery and turmoil, they fight for their future even as secrets threaten to destroy their mission, and any chance at love.

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Read an excerpt here, where you will find the buy links too. Although the stories are connected, you can read them as a standalone too.

My review: 5 stars

I knew from previous reads that Ms. Cosby is an amazing writer, but I think this is my fave so far. I loved that Lathir is determined, stubborn, independent, and not in an insufferable way either, she is courageous and can take care of herself knowing the use of a blade. As I read the story I fell in love with her more and more. With Ronan was insta love for me, his quiet command, loyalty, powerful without being overwhelming, his soft heart. They are quite a match, but their road to HEA is hard and life threatening. The ending though steals the show, I can’t tell you because it would be a spoiler but… Many wrongs are righted leaving me with a happy heart. WOW I am still grinning even hours after it. It was perfect.

To keep in touch with Ms. Cosby and check out her other books, follow these links:

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Ms. Cosby is not only a gifted writer, but also an amazing photographer. Check out her Facebook page where she posts the beautiful photos she takes.

Also check out the previous chats I had with my BBF from her books and with the author herself.

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A signed copy of His Destiny, book 4 in the bestselling MacGruder Series could be yours, courtesy of Ms. Cosby. Sexy Mr. Random will select the winner from the comments on this post after 3pm on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Open to US and Canada. Good luck!

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

My Chat with … The Three *le sigh*

Hello and welcome!

As promised here are the chats with The Three. You keep seeing this nickname and as you read the book you will know why.

Here we go. Please welcome Blade, the Fae, Ethan, the dragon and Raith, the vampire.
Oh my! Have to start the fan on high speed. Am I having a hot flash? They are so gorgeous. Tarah! A warning next time, eh?

What is your full name?
Blade Tyrion
Ethan Bordeau
Raith Vanderkoff

Do you have a nickname?
Ciarah calls me the Lollipop man, because I have a penchant for licking sweet things.
No.
Leilah calls me Mr. Greek God Asshole. The witch has no sense of humor.

What is one word best describes you?
Hmm
I would say diplomat.

Fire.
Disciplined.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Dark slacks, navy blue button down shirt, leather jacket and black boots.
I’m on the way to the sparring gym where I teach martial arts, so I’m wearing sweats, t-shirt, hoodie and tennis shoes.
Blue jeans and a white button down shirt.
DAYUM they all look edible. Where is my drool rag?

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I, do, indeed. Tarah and I are close friends. She was very careful to tell my side of our story very carefully.
Tarah is very precise. She stayed true to my fire nature and portrayed by nature as protector quite well.
I suppose so. She, like Ciarah, has a mind of her own.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Seeing my love Ciarah best one of us five, in particular, Raith, one of the oldest vampires in existence.
Ciarah besting the medieval warriors sent to arrest her and the other women accused of being witches.
What is there to laugh about?
I just want to hug him, so jaded, it breaks my heart.

What is your favourite dessert?
Why, Ciarah, of course. Of course… Lollipop man 😛
Cherries jubilee lit by my own fire and fed to me by Ciarah.

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Never had those before, will have to try them. I bet they would taste great with ice cream.
Chocolate eclairs.
Yum I do love those too

What is your favourite drink?
Sweet lemonade.
Whisky.
Bourbon.

What is your greatest fear?
That we will lose Ciarah—again.
Not that we will lose Ciarah. We always lose her—eventually. When, is my greatest fear.
That Ciarah will once again control our lives.

What is your favourite colour?
Sky blue.
The deep blue of a hot flame.
Red,

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Need you ask?
I guess not 😛
In winter, sweat pants. In summer, nothing.
Nothing. Vampires run hot.
They do? Hmm I wonder if I can touch him. I always thought vampires would be cold to the touch.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A moonlight picnic beneath the old oak on the property of a castle we five shared with Ciarah. le sigh
Roasting marshmallows over an open fire with Ciarah.
Romance is for the young and inexperienced.
Jaded much? I hope he lightens up a bit.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
That is something you will have to find out personally.
Is that an invitation? Not sure I should try, Ciarah might turn me into something slimy.
Dragons aren’t ticklish.
Vampires aren’t ticklish. I would advise you not test that theory.
I would not dream of it.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Roses. It’s the soap Ciarah has favored over the centuries.
The smoky scent of wood burning. Making love with Ciarah in front of a fire burning in a large hearth.
Crisp winter air. Memories are dangerous. I know that very well, memories…

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
The strength in her eyes.
Her warm smile.
Intelligent eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Oh yes. The same woman who has been in my life for millennia. We have known her in many incarnations and as many names. We first knew her as Ciarah. Today, she is Leilah Crowe.
Leilah, street witch, High Potential. The woman who has come in and out of our lives for thousands of years. The woman that binds us five together.
Ciarah has returned. But I will not allow her to become the focus of my life as she has been in the past. She betrayed me.

What is one word best describes her?
Indominable.
Magnificent.
Impetuous.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Oh, yes, Reckless Witch is the first book in the Illumina Academy Reverse Harem series. There is a great deal in store for the readers of the Illumina Academy series. Leilah is on a direct course with her destiny. A destiny none of us could have conceived.
I feel something in the wind. The other two men who make up the five who have loved Ciarah for as long as we can remember, gargoyle Matthias James and wolf Caleb Dakota, know she has returned.
I fear there is much more in store for all of us. Where Ciarah goes, trouble follows.

I am so happy to have met you and looking forward to follow your journey. By the sounds of it, it will be dangerous and hope in the end you will be reunited with your Ciarah for good. Come for a chat again soon.

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Well? What do you think? Will you give them a chance to burrow themselves in your heart like they did in mine? I hope so.

If you missed My Chat with Leilah / AKA Ciarah, check it out. I do love her, she is quite a character and a kick-ass heroine.

Book 1 in a brand new series Illumina Academy, by one of my fave authors, Tarah Scott. I have quite a few book boyfriends among her books, check out the archives. With this new series I am adding The Three for sure, maybe 5 😉

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Five men are bound throughout eternity by one woman: Ciarah.

In the post-Shadow War era, street witch Leilah Crowe returns to New York to investigate why her dead grandmother has been convicted of consorting with their ancient enemy, The Shadows. When Raith, one of Margidda’s oldest and most ruthless vampires, tries to draft Leilah into the famed Illumina Academy, Leilah refuses. Raith’s right-hand man Ethan Bordeau, an ancient dragon, is sent to mark Leilah with his sigil, which forces her to comply.

Illumina Recruiter Ethan Bordeau is shocked to learn that the newest Illumina High Potential he is sent to recruit is none other than the woman who keeps appearing in their lives throughout the centuries. The woman none of them can live without.
Until now…

Raith no longer wants Ciarah in his life.

Ethan must protect her at all costs, even against Raith, if necessary.

Fae playboy, Blade Tyrion, will love her no matter what.

Wolf shifter Caleb Brennan and Gargoyle Mattias Silanus have been missing for decades. Without them, the fragile balance that holds them together is lost and they could destroy one another.

Read an excerpt on Amazon, the scene is quite intense. Will Raith save her or will he let her die?

My review: 5 stars – read it in yesterday’s post, My Chat with Leilah.

Next book will be “Rogue Witch“, release date is posted as February 15, 2021. gasp eeek

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She sold her soul and now she wants it back…

Condemned by her peers for her grandmother’s crime of treason, street witch Leilah Crowe’s very identity is brought into question, as well as exactly who holds the pink slip to her soul.

Her world further spirals when wolf Caleb Dakota and gargoyle Matthias James enter her life. Her love-hate attraction to vampire Raith Vanderkoff, dragon Ethan Bordeau and Fae Blade Tyrion were confusing enough. How is it possible to love five men—men who are willing to share her…men who would go to Hell and back for her?

But it may be Leilah who must find a way into Hell to reclaim her own soul and save them, along with the Academy that has branded her a murderer and a traitor.

The Illumina Academy series will have 4 books:

  1. Restless Witch – March 3, 2020
  2. Rogue Witch – February 15, 2021 ( fingers … and toes 😉 crossed it will be sooner)
  3. Outlaw Witch – TBA
  4. Shadowborne Witch – TBA

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out Ms. Scott’s books: Website • Goodreads • Amazon • B&N
You can connect with her on Facebook • Twitter

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Scott is offering an ebook copy of Reckless Witch. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on today and yesterday’s posts after 3pm EST on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. GOOD LUCK!

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

My Chat with Leilah!

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to reveal to you the chat I had with Leilah.

As I couldn’t get her to sit with the hunks present, as she refused to be in the same room with them, my chat with her is separate from The Three, as she calls the 3 men (at the moment) in her life.

Leilah Crowe is a Street Witch when I got to meet her at first, then as I read the story found that she is so much more.

I love your first name, Leilah. What is your full name?
Leilah Miriam Crowe

Do you have a nickname?
God, no.

What is one word best describes you?
Me? I guess that depends who you ask. My grandmother called me determined. Blade would probably say I’m tough. But if you ask Raith, he’ll likely say the one word that describes me is irresponsible.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black bra, fishnet top, leather skirt and leather boots.
I do like those boots. Kick-ass indeed.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She did, which caught me off guard. Aside from my familiar Stony, I didn’t think anyone knew me so well.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Seeing my familiar Stony, who is a pig, take in Raith Vanderkoff. That was hilarious!

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What is your favourite dessert?
Chocolate ice cream.
So is mine. Let’s have some now.

What is your favourite drink?
Tequila

What is your greatest fear?
I can’t talk about that. No one knows. Not even Stony.

What is your favourite colour?
Tanzanite.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Panties and a t-shirt.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A quiet night cuddling on the sofa and watching TV.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I am ticklish on my stomach and knees. But don’t tell!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
My favorite smell is cinnamon rolls baking. They remind me of Grams. Though it’s best I don’t think of her.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
The way he moves.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
No—yes. Not exactly. There are three men. They have all…captured my attention. I call them The Three.

Three! Do tell! What is one word best describes them?
Blade is cunning, Ethan is ferocious, Raith is cruel.
Really? Hmmm… that is not how they appear to me, but then again, I do not know your whole history… yet.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes, this is the first book in the series where I, at last, meet my destiny.

I really enjoyed this book but I have to say the author is a bit cruel to leave me in suspense like that. Cliffhangers are not my fave.

Thank you Leila for your time and I am so looking forward in finding out where you are at in the next story.

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

Leilah hails from Reckless Witch , book 1 in a brand new series Illumina Academy, by one of my fave authors, Tarah Scott. I had a chat with her a few years back and I have quite a few book boyfriends among her books, check out the archives. With this new series I am adding 3 more for sure, maybe 5 😉

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Five men are bound throughout eternity by one woman: Ciarah.

In the post-Shadow War era, street witch Leilah Crowe returns to New York to investigate why her dead grandmother has been convicted of consorting with their ancient enemy, The Shadows. When Raith, one of Margidda’s oldest and most ruthless vampires, tries to draft Leilah into the famed Illumina Academy, Leilah refuses. Raith’s right-hand man Ethan Bordeau, an ancient dragon, is sent to mark Leilah with his sigil, which forces her to comply.

Illumina Recruiter Ethan Bordeau is shocked to learn that the newest Illumina High Potential he is sent to recruit is none other than the woman who keeps appearing in their lives throughout the centuries. The woman none of them can live without.
Until now…

Raith no longer wants Ciarah in his life.

Ethan must protect her at all costs, even against Raith, if necessary.

Fae playboy, Blade Tyrion, will love her no matter what.

Wolf shifter Caleb Brennan and Gargoyle Mattias Silanus have been missing for decades. Without them, the fragile balance that holds them together is lost and they could destroy one another.

My review: 5 stars

I am in love with this new world that Ms. Scott created. It has hot heroes, more than one, a heroine that kicks ass and asks questions later, which lands her in more than a pickle,  magic, suspense, mystery, adventure, slow burn intensity hints at scorching heat to come. The Three that we meet in this first book are so different, but compliment each other. One thing I didn’t expect is the not-quite-but-sort-of-cliffhanger ending, so not the author’s style. You are a cruel mistress, Ms. Scott, for leaving us and The Three hanging like that. I am giving it a 5-star despite that, because I know it will be worth the wait and this first book gave me enough to fuel my imagination until the next one releases.

Next book will be “Rogue Witch“, releasing February 15, 2021.

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She sold her soul and now she wants it back…

Condemned by her peers for her grandmother’s crime of treason, street witch Leilah Crowe’s very identity is brought into question, as well as exactly who holds the pink slip to her soul.

Her world further spirals when wolf Caleb Dakota and gargoyle Matthias James enter her life. Her love-hate attraction to vampire Raith Vanderkoff, dragon Ethan Bordeau and Fae Blade Tyrion were confusing enough. How is it possible to love five men—men who are willing to share her…men who would go to Hell and back for her?

But it may be Leilah who must find a way into Hell to reclaim her own soul and save them, along with the Academy that has branded her a murderer and a traitor.

Add them to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out Ms. Scott’s books: Website • Goodreads • Amazon • B&N
You can connect with her on Facebook • Twitter

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Do come back tomorrow for the chats with the The Three, the Fae playboy, Blade Tyrion, the dragon, Ethan Bordeau and the vampire, Raith Vanderkoff.

To celebrate the new release, Ms. Scott is offering an ebook copy of Reckless Witch. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on today and tomorrow’s posts after 3pm EST on Wednesday, March 11, 2020. GOOD LUCK!

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

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