Unexpected visit from Tantalus

Hello and welcome!

Earlier today… as I was writing in my journal … YES! don’t judge! I still write by hand on paper, in a notebook, not as much as I used to and my handwriting suffered for sure. That story is for another day though… ok… where was I? Ah yes! Sitting in my comfy chair, writing in my notebook …

Are you busy? A soft, melodious male voice flows through my mind.

I can tell whoever is contacting me hails from Tantalus, but I have never heard this voice before. I am curious to find out what kind of surprise awaits me.

I am never too busy for my friends. I respond.

I will be brining some special people with me, if you don’t mind. The voice returns.

The more the merrier. You do realize I will be asking questions when you do. I tease.

I can hear the smile in his voice as he responds, We would be surprised if you don’t. You may be even more surprised with some of our answers. There are many changes happening on Tantalus and, although we can’t fill you in on all of the details, we can leave hints about what some of them are. The voice teases me back.

I can feel whoever contacted me leave my consciousness and I shout, You can’t tell me something like that and then leave me in limbo, get back here.

There is no response. NONE! As I pace the room, I swear I can feel my blood pressure rise and I want to hit someone. How dare he leave me hanging like this? You wonder why I hate cliffhangers so much? This is a prime example.

When I think I am about to blow a gasket, I hear a soft rap on my door. He is here, I can feel him, and boy have I got a few words to say to him.

I open my mouth with the intention of speaking my mind as I fling open the door, and then freeze. DAYUM!!!

Hello Eniko, I am Kyran.

I am Kystan, and it looks like Trysuil was right about you.

Trysuil? Right? Okay, so I sound brain dead, but DAYUM …. great mounds of Angel flesh!!! They are Kyllan’s sons, I can tell they are, they look like a younger version of him. Somehow, I find my misplaced wits and ask. What is Trysuil right about?

Your reaction to our presence. He sent us to fly you up to the ship. Would you like us to hold you in our arms? Or, would you rather ride on the platform?

I can’t help but grin or stop the words that flow unchecked from my mouth, nothing new there, right? Your arms are for me. M.A. would have chosen the platform. She is such a scaredy cat 😛

Who would you like to fly you?

Do I get to choose? I ask. Perhaps I could be the one in the middle, I think I would like that.

Interesting byplay on words, considering what you are thinking. Kyran snickers.

So bite me, right here, I don’t even think as I motion towards the spot I am thinking of with my hand. I am not even aware of the fact that I have spoken aloud, or that I am already blurting out the rest of my thoughts, Can I lick you, to see if you are real or if I am dreaming?

I thought that phrase was pinch me, to see if I am dreaming, Kystan wrinkles a brow as he considers the matter.

It is and I am willing if you are. I answer with a grin. All right, so I am flirting outrageously, but I can’t seem to stop myself.

Within moments Kystan whisks me into his arms and we are off to… who cares where… I am clinging tightly to his shoulders OH MY!!! I hope it will take long. A small opening appears ahead of us and we land inside their ship where Trysuil is waiting to greet me.

Welcome to Tantalus, Eniko.

Damn, he is hot. I allow my thoughts to flow through my mind and watch as he smiles slowly enough to make my blood heat up. He spreads his wings wide, so flames can ripple freely amongst them. I watch and give an excited squeal of delight. I can’t believe the Adjudicator has come to see me. Where is Alena, his lucky mate? I wonder if the Tantalarian Females realize how good they have it. They not only have men that are handsome enough to make a gal drool, but they are treated like precious dolls. I want one for my own.

Can I go back to Tantalus with you? I ask.

Trysuil shakes his head as he answers, You have important work to do here, but we have heard so much about you from Kyllan that we felt we should come see you for ourselves. We also have brought someone to show you, although this part of the story has yet to be told, as is Kystan and Kyran’s.

So far I am not complaining about a thing, I reply.

I would introduce you to my mate, Alena, Trysuil speaks, as he turns slightly to wind a wing around someone approaching him. There is so much love and pride in his face as he speaks that I can’t talk past the lump that forms in my throat. This is how love should be between two people!

Alena is covered by one of Trysuil’s wings as she comes forward. He unfurls it and I can see she is holding a small bundle in her arms. She is also glowing with happiness in a way that makes me glad I am wearing sunglasses. She is so beautiful. Are there Tantalarians that are not drop dead gorgeous?

We wanted you to be the first human to see our son, Alena’s voice is light and airy, and she unwraps the child from its little blanket.

My eyes grow wide, then misty as I see the perfectly formed little cherub being revealed. I reach for the baby and then stop. It is not my place to take a child from its mother. Besides, Trysuil might object and then he would fry my hide. Not a good thing.

Alena smiles wider and moves close, so she can place the baby into my arms. I feel tears running down my cheeks as I touch his soft skin and downy feathers. He smiles at me and I coo at him.

His name is Tyrell, Alena speaks while she watches her son with a tender expression. He is our miracle.

He certainly is that, as are all children, I agree, as he begins to fuss.

Alena is immediately there to reach out and hug her child to settle him. It is everything I can do to give him back to her, babies are so precious.

I look at Trysuil and ask, So what can we expect in the future?

Much! comes the answer Our world is coming into its own now and those that were hidden are almost ready to come back out into the world and out of their sanctuary. First, we must come to this world, so we can help those in need here.

When will we get to know more about the future? I want this information now, not in a couple of years from now.

Patience, Eniko. One story at a time, you have a much better idea now what to expect from us later, when People of the Phoenix releases. Until then, we will work to sever our ties with this planet.

Does that mean I will never see you again? I worry.

I give you my word, I will not forsake you, Trysuil promises wrapping his wing around his family.

I heave a great sigh as I watch him leave the room. I am already beginning to feel abandoned.

Kyran and Kystan wrap their wings around me and I am nearly smothered in wings and the heavenly scent of male Tantalarian bodies. I grin as I realize I forgot to even check to see what they were wearing. And here I am, sandwiched between Kyllan’s sons. I have to admit, I definitely don’t feel alone at this moment.

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That was bliss even though it was fleeting encounter and I didn’t get to ask many questions. We got glimpses of the distant future that I even didn’t know about, how cool is that? It was disconcerting at the beginning hearing the voices in my mind, but I like it! I would want that power too.

You get to meet Trysuil in The Phoenixes Choice, book 5 in the Tantalus series by M.A. Abraham.

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Kyllan has come home to find several surprises waiting for him, one in the form of a man he had thought dead. Trysuil is most definitely not lost to their people, and he couldn’t be happier. His daughter, Alena, is ecstatic, for her love has been returned to her.

The Phoenixes saved Trysuil from what would have been a certain death, for he had more potential than anyone could have imagined. They kept him in a state of suspended animation, until the time was right, with the knowledge that their world was about to go through many changes in the future. In his new position of power, he will be known as the Adjudicator. He only answers to the Phoenixes; he is their judge and jury.

Those who have gotten to know Kyllan respect and admire him as a good leader of uncanny foresight and abilities. As they get to know Trysuil, they find out that he is fair, just and a man of vision. He will not abuse his position. He would rather help those who have come to live on Tantalus build a future for the generations that are to follow, but he can bring down the might of the Phoenixes to bear on them, if there is a need.

Read Chapter 1 here.

Releasing on April 17, 2018. Here are the buy links:

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Did you know book 1 in the Tantalus series is out on audio too?

Book 2 is in production right now and I can’t wait for you to hear it. Brian Callanan‘s voice is perfect for the series.

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To celebrate the release of the new instalment one lucky reader will get an ebook copy of The Phoenixes’ Choice, courtesy of Miss Abraham. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a name after 3 pm on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

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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My Chat with AR Von

Hello and welcome!

Today I have a lady who I met before she became a famous published author. She is awesome and a riot, we shared many giggles over the years…. and she actually made me like zombie books… well.. almost-zombie actually 😉 I even had Pete, my “6 foot 3, and built like a well-oiled machine” hunk book boyfriend, for a chat over on my old blog. Will have to get him over to this one soon and have Tank join in too 😉

Please welcome AR Von!

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A.R. was born and raised in Bronx, NY and is the oldest daughter of two girls. She holds an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science and Information Technology, which was only briefly used.

She’s a mother of two entertaining teen boys (as well as a lovely fawn Chihuahua, whom she considers her furry daughter.) She’s also a wife to a delightfully handsome and amazingly funny man-beast. She loves anything dragon and fantasy related. In her free time she enjoys exercising, listening to music, hiking, cooking, dancing and writing. She also loves a great adventure in and out of a book!

She writes to free her mind of its constant wondering and priceless clutter. She thrives on the fact she can share some of it with readers that have the same passion for a great story.

She also loves to hear from her reader’s and chat away, so feel free to reach out to her any time.

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Her books are varied genres, my fave is the Wunder series, the almost-zombie series I mentioned above. Love the trailer made by the talented Leanore Elliott at Wicked Muse Productions.

And now onto the grilling… err… I mean chat…

Do you have a nickname?
‘Babe’ from my hubby and ‘mama dukes’ from my boys and ‘hey, hey you’ from strangers

What is one word best describes you?
Determined

What makes you laugh out loud?
Anything spontaneously funny … my pets get me almost daily.

What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Evergreen trees, the scent reminds me of the peace and family gathering I once experienced during the holidays when I was little. Boy do I miss those days sigh

Favourite place to spend time in.
The beach, when I can get there. At home, it’s my “dragon den” that you’ll find me in most.

Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
Most historical non-fiction, I’m sorry for those fans of the genre, but what I’ve read has been truly depressing and puts me to sleep zzz

Writing! What started it?
Poetry! I started off at about 5 or 6 writing poetry for my mother. She once was my sun, moon and stars.

If you could choose another career what would it be?
I have two I’ve thought of in the past, drill sergeant or a female wrestler. I just love the thrill of either one LOL

Audiobooks! Any plans to have any of your books in audio format?
Maybe once more people request them from me. So far, I’ve had none.
I would love to hear Pete’s voice sigh

Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
Some does. One example is my based on a true story short: Listen, Just Once. It gives a look inside of an abused child’s mind, how she deals with it and how much she was “listened to”. I wrote it with hopes to give some out there holding in their past, or their present inside to let it out, raise their voice and move forward in life. Life is too short, and that’s too much pain to hold onto to truly live a happy life. I honestly hope the story helped even one person

Who is your intended audience and why should they read your books?
Wow, I say my aim is for a diverse audience as I’ve written a few genres to date. Yes, most is paranormal, but I also have erotic, erotic thriller, contemporary romance and am adding on to the list as we speak ;)
 The reason why I do this? Well, why should I only allow my mind to express one single thing when it’s packed with so much to offer so many? I just can’t bring myself to do it and hope my readers find enjoyment in the variety that’s offered to them.

What is next in your writing?
I have a few in the works and I just released a paranormal romance titled Reap What You Sow.

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Yes, it sounds like it may be frightening and gory, but it’s not. It’s a sweet—different type of paranormal romance that also helped me to express one of my loves … you’ll have to read it to see for yourself hee hee
You are such a tease!!

Thank you so much for having me! I always feel at home in your company hugs

It is always a pleasure chatting with you Ava! I will be waiting for Pete and Tank to drop by 😉 Say hello to Wunder for me!

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Thank you for joining me today and I hope you enjoyed the chat.

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To keep in touch with Ms. Von and check out all her books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀

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GIVEAWAY
Four lucky readers, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments, will win…

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2 winners win a wish bracelet/signed bookmark combo

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2 winners win an ebook copy of their choice of either the contemporary romance Jailhouse Rock or the erotic paranormal romance, Envy’s Curse.

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

Elven Chronicles’ Celebration of Life 2015 novella

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It has been three years since Branith has been home and a few of the Princes from the Free Lands have come with him. Things have changed and they are all quick to note the obvious ones. The young girls he remembered as cute little toddlers and scamps are developing curves, and he is suddenly feeling very protective. Where did that come from?

As Elves gather for the celebration, Daroth finds his Kingdom is being invaded by what seems like every high-ranking Elven family in the Empire. There are toddlers everywhere! He would ask where they all came from, but their ages point at only one possible answer: their conceptions can be traced back to the time when Gabriel and Eden conjured their spell in the High Elven Kingdom. It reminds him of when their children were toddlers, and with that in mind, he is ready to enjoy the party.

Can it be that simple?

 

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The Crusader’s Heart

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Today Wulfe and Christina’s story is available!

The Crusader's Heart by Claire Delacroix, a medieval romance and #2 in the Champions of Saint Euphemia series.A valiant warrior sworn to the order of the Knights Templar for life, Wulfe resents being dispatched on a quest to Paris just when the Latin Kingdoms are at their most vulnerable. He is determined to fulfill his duty as quickly as possible and return to fight for justice—but the courtesan he defends in Venice is resolved to remain at his side. The alluring and perceptive Christina will not be left behind, and soon Wulfe finds himself forced to choose between his vows and his heart…

First Chapter of Integration

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Read the first chapter in the newly released INTEGRATION, book 2 of Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham. Then go and get it at your fave store, find links here

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There were eight of them in total, all teenaged Human females stretched out in the grass. They were hidden in the rocks, close to the summit of a foothill, watching the young, winged Tantalarian males play an aerial game with a ball far overhead. Not one girl was standing guard to make sure they weren’t about to get caught, and they were getting frustrated by the lack of technology at their disposal. The Tantalarian men were too far away to see clearly without a really good set of binoculars, or a telescope. They had neither; although one did have a weak set of binoculars that they took turns trying to focus to get a clearer view.

“Jean, can’t you find something better to use than these binoculars? They are barely functional. Damn, this is frustrating.”

“If you aren’t satisfied with what we have, I know six others girls…

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My first Thunderclap :D

Hello and welcome!

Please help me make a THUNDER for M. A. Abraham. It is my first one, so I need all the help I can get 😉

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Releasing October 6, 2015!

INTEGRATION, book 2 of Tantalus series by M. A. Abraham

As the inhabitants of Tantalus work together to create a new home, the Arc Royal travels closer to the planet. No one is surprised to find out that the man that they call the Witch Hunter is on board and in command, although not visibly so. He doesn’t wait very long to make his presence known.

The Tantalarians continue to do what they can to help their new neighbors, including guarding those in need from danger. While this happens, new friendships develop, old ones strengthen and the two species begin to form more meaningful bonds. That doesn’t stop those who will not accept change to cause trouble for the others. The Witch Hunter is in the background adding to the animosity and the confusion.

Lieutenant Nobel greets her sister, but her sister’s eyes are glued on Synric, not her son, as Julia thinks they should be. Synric is not very pleased with the sudden attention, but his actions speak louder than words. She doesn’t know that he has been ordered to befriend her sister and it makes her wonder, is the man she is falling in love with what she believes, or is she making a mistake by trusting him?

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Surrounded by the Light beginning to show up for pre-order

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Upcoming novella in the Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham, releasing November 17, 2015.

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