NEW RELEASE! Dissecting Meredith by Freya Barker

Congrats Freya Barker!

Title:Dissecting Meredith (Police and Fire: Operation Alpha) (On Call, #6)
Author: Freya Barker
Genre: Romantic Suspense
Release Date: March 9, 2021

Hosted by: Buoni Amici Press, LLC.

Since taking over the county coroner’s office, Meredith “Doc” Carter has been working hard to gain the respect of both her peers and local authorities. Reporting the circumstances surrounding the death of a loved one is often a thankless part of her job. Still, those are the easier cases. Random body parts turning up are substantially more troublesome, and when the facts don’t line up Meredith reaches out to entomologist, Casey Shea for answers.

Detective Jay VanDyken has admired Doc from the sidelines. His recent promotion comes with the added benefit of dealing directly with the silver-haired forensic pathologist, an opportunity he doesn’t plan on wasting. The discovery of partial remains have Jay and Meredith working closely together, but breaking down the pieces to build their case is not the only challenge. Their developing relationship has its own share of problems.

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USA Today bestselling author Freya Barker loves writing about ordinary people with extraordinary stories.
Driven to make her books about ‘real’ people; she creates characters who are perhaps less than perfect, each struggling to find their own slice of happy, but just as deserving of romance, thrills and chills in their lives.
Recipient of the ReadFREE.ly 2019 Best Book We’ve Read All Year Award for “Covering Ollie, the 2015 RomCon “Reader’s Choice” Award for Best First Book, “Slim To None”, and Finalist for the 2017 Kindle Book Award with “From Dust”, Freya continues to add to her rapidly growing collection of published novels as she spins story after story with an endless supply of bruised and dented characters, vying for attention!

My Chat with Anders!

Hello and welcome!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Surprised by my Life Mate ❤️️

Hello and welcome!

Oh did I have a surprise yesterday… read on!

I wasn’t sure what I had expected, but it certainly wasn’t to be surprised at work on the Friday before Valentine’s Day by the deliver of two dozen of the most beautiful roses I ever seen. A handwritten note accompanied them …

Eternity for us begins in a few short days, my one and only true love.

Now what is a girl to think? Was it meant to be ominous? Should I be afraid? Or should I look forward to what was about to come with great anticipation? I have to admit the red-tipped white roses were definitely original, and I wondered at the meaning behind them. They smelled divine though, and nothing like the hothouse flowers found at most florists.

Sneaking away from work a few moments early, I arrived back at my apartment with a sigh. I was looking forward to an evening of relaxation, and this being a Friday, I could make myself comfortable without having to concern myself with going to work tomorrow. I thought about what I was going to make for dinner and what to do after on the elevator ride and walking down the hall, and was about to put my vases of flowers onto the ground when the door opened before me. It was my son.

Mom, I think you better get in here.

I was afraid to think about what could be wrong, although, with the way things were going anything was possible. I entered the apartment and almost dropped the vases. There was a golden glow on the perimeter of the apartment, and it didn’t resemble the home I had left in the morning. Where there should have been the interior of my apartment, there were multiple rooms that opened into a clearing in a forest. There were flowers everywhere; even the trees were in bloom, being fruit trees of various types. The aroma of cherry and orange blossoms seemed predominant. Dotting the landscape were rock gardens that held my favourite flowers and all were in bloom in various shades or red, pink, and white. To the side was a patio with a garden swing tucked into a private corner and surrounded by trees.

I surveyed it all, then turned my attention to the interior.  There were flowers everywhere, I moved forward to touch one and then buried my face in it, as my son quickly took the vases of roses from me. These were Starflowers, and they were growing is wild abundance throughout the rooms.

My son spoke as I drank my fill of the essences of the flowers, There is more Mom. He led me to a balcony where a table was set up and a full meal awaited. It was set for two, and there was a note set to the side of my plate.

For you, my love, I would do much more, but that must come later. This has been set up for your enjoyment until we can be together. No one but you and your son can see the things you do here. When we are one, this will cease to exist, and your son will not remember this place. Know that what will seem like days to you will feel like an eternity to me. Accept this gift as a token of my love. I await the day I hold you in my arms.

Your true Love.

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So? What do you think?

My very own Life Mate is coming in a few days and you can find my story in To Love An Elven Lord, book 1 in the “To Love An Elf‘ series by M. A. Abraham. I am so excited SQUEEEE

Cover by SEELK DESIGN

Faced with life on her own now that her son is getting married, Enikő is not prepared to face the emptiness that looms before her. Can she face a life where there’s little more for her to do than sit on her porch, read or listen to her favorite books and maybe watch the rest of the world pass her by?

Athïan has come to meet the woman he has been told is his Life Mate. Can it be true? If so, can he persuade her they were meant to be? It isn’t going to be easy with her best friend trying to sabotage every effort he makes.

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

The story will be part of an anthology, The Book of Love, A Multi-Author Interlude (TWIST OF FATE 2021).

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

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

Twist of Fate 2021 Multi-Author Interlude includes stories from Shaunna Rodriguez, Carrie Weston, Crystal StClair, Margaret Malory, M.A. Abraham, and K.T. Brown.

Buy links here.

Hope you enjoy my story along with the other ones in the anthology. Come back and let me know.

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Covers Release and other news

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited to share these news.

My fave author has joined another author’s world and asked me to do the covers. I am so excited! The premise is awesome, the stories will be awesome, I already edited the first one and is onto the next person in line to go through it.

So here they are … my creations!

The Elven Sentinel Series

by M. A. Abraham

Book 1 – SPRING – releases March 20, 2021

As Tarik and Joran wake, visions overtake them, showing them where to find their Life Mates. The only trouble is, they are not in the Elven Empire, but living outside its boundary, the human world, a place forbidden by imperial command for them to go. However, Joran and Tarik can feel danger stalking their mates, something a male Elf is compelled to act upon.

Sage and Sahara own and operate a bookstore called The Book Aerie, where they serve the Elven Empire unknown to few. Up until when a stranger entered the building reeking of malice, it had been a peaceful existence. Now the sisters are being stalked by an ancient enemy intent on discovering their secrets.

As the danger intensifies, Joran and Tarik break the imperial command and cross to the other side, for laws or no laws, they will die before they let harm come to the women that are their other half. Little they realize the wheels of motion that they are about to set off.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Book 2 – SUMMER – releases June 20, 2021

As Hawk and Adriel settle into their search for two Sentinel Guardians known to be in the coastal area, they join a game of volleyball on the beach. Little do they know they are about to meet their Life Mates. They are also the Guardians they had been sent to locate and take to the Elven Empire.

Caia and Thea guard one of the last three remaining portals that allow passage from one side of the Boundary to the other. Caia and Thea know they are being hunted by an ancient foe, but they refuse to leave their posts, not even by imperial command from the emperor.

While the Life Mates begin to get to know each other, the enemy is closing in. As this happens, new information comes to light, and the services of higher powers are called in to help.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Book 3 – AUTUMN – releases September 22, 2021

Jenna, Julia, and Alissa are three orphans who were taken in by an elderly couple. The land they live on has been theirs for centuries, it is where they have stood guard over one of the last few portals in existence. They can see the nimbus that marks its location from their farmhouse, and like the others of their calling, they refuse to leave it untended.

Riehl, Goldier, and Falcon know what and who they are looking for. Disguised as apple pickers, the Elven males arrive to find their Life Mates being held at gunpoint. The weapons the enemy is using is beyond their experience and they will have to handle the situation with great care and without exposing their Life Mates to even more danger.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Book 4 – WINTER – releases December 21, 2021

Lyra and Raine live on a mountain, next to a ski resort where they teach snow sports on a daily basis. It’s a perfect foil for two Ice Elves who are Guardians of the last portal. Things get interesting when Telion and Riven arrive to escort the two women who are their Life Mates to the Elven Empire. There they find that not only is the portal weak, but inaccessible. As things turn from bad to worse, they are left with no choice but to travel to the deep north to find Pianth.

They are about to find out this is the least of their concerns, for even when they finish with their task, they learn the Elven Empire is preparing to go on a move that is bonded by fire.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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These books will be part of C. A. King‘s Romantically Seasonal world. Below are the icons for each season, created by Fantasia Cover Designs.

Various authors will join the world and release a book each season celebrating romance. I am hoping I will get the chance to show them to you in other posts.

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So what do you think? Are you as excited as I am? I AM SOOOO EXCITED!!!

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

NEW RELEASE! Sinners and Saints Anthology is here!

Hello and welcome!

Remember all the chats I had recently with my BBF and BGF from the Sinners and Saints Anthology?

Well… today is the day when you can jump into the stories. I can’t wait!!!

The much-anticipated release of Sinners & Saints Anthology is FINALLY HERE!! I’m thrilled to announce this impressive lineup of award winning, best selling, and up and coming authors as they’ve come together to compile a multi-subgenre romantic collection. From romantic fantasy, to romantic drama and everything in between, the Sinners & Saints collection offers something for everyone! There are 17 authors total bringing to the table 17 novellas that are sure to leave you feeling hot, shocked, and perhaps even craving a little sin of your own. Not only that, but there are some pretty cool pre-release purchase incentives, and an Amazon giveaway that will CONTINUE THROUGH RELEASE WEEK! (incentives available until Jan. 17th)

BLURB:

Sometimes it takes a Saint to love a Sinner.

There’s something for everyone in this collection of 17 romance stories from today’s USA Today bestselling, award-winning, and rising star authors. From reluctant billionaires to displaced gods, century old vampires to young lovers just about to graduate high-school, love strikes where it will, and who’s to say a Sinner is any less deserving of happiness than a Saint?

Let us tempt you to take a walk on the wild side, unleash a little bit of the sinner inside you to find that romance you’ve always been waiting for.

These original stories are packed with unforgettable characters, amazing romances, and intense emotion that will leave you on the edge of your seat waiting for more. From sweet to sultry, these stories will have you reading long into the night.

Fans of Mary Higgins Clark, Stephanie Meyer, Danielle Steel and Suzanne Collins won’t wait to misbehave for Sinners & Saints.

Don’t miss your chance to get this set before it’s gone! The sins will stack up and the saints won’t stay forever, so make sure to grab your copy of these 17 titillatingly delightful stories when you scroll up and one-click today!

With stories from: Shaunna Rodriguez (AW), M. A. Abraham, Hannah Earl, AnnaMarie Gardner, Deborah Garland, Madison Granger, BK Harrell, Angelina Kerner, CA King (USAT), Darlene Kuncytes (AW), Megan Kuykendall, Andi Lawrencovna, Didi Oviatt, Crystal StClair, SE Winters, Tricia Daniels and Payne Craven

PURCHASE LINKS

AmazonB&NApple

NOW FOR INCENTIVES: The Sinners want to thank all you Saints for ordering SINNERS & SAINTS on Nook and Apple, so they’re giving thank you gifts!! (available until Jan 17th)

It just takes 2 easy steps!

1. Order the anthology from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon

2. Go to https://ahupie1.wixsite.com/saintsandsinnersset & claim the #FREE #bonus

NEXT UP: Follow Sinners and Saints authors for your chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card!!!!  Winner will be chosen at random Jan 17th!

For a chance to win click on the Rafflecopter.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: The Authors of the Sinners and Saints Anthology would like to extend a personal invitation to everyone reading this to join them on their Facebook party page, for all of release week there will be loads of excitement!

If you missed my chats with the gals and guys from the anthology, or you want to refresh your memory as you read the stories, you can check them out here.

Hope to see you at the party today, starts at 1pm EST and ends at 10pm EST!

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Hello and welcome!

First I would like to wish you and yours…

Happy New Year

Boldog Új Évet

Bonne année

Hauʻoli makahiki hou

Frohes neues Jahr

Blwyddyn Newydd Dda

Felice anno nuovo

¡Feliz año nuevo!

Gott nytt år

Gelukkig nieuwjaar

Maligayang bagong Taon

Photo by Javon Swaby on Pexels.com

Sending positive vibes and healing hugs to those who are sick.

Keeping those who lost loved ones in my thoughts, there are no words that can comfort, but I know time is a great healer. I know it helped me by remembering the good times.

I love the song, REMEMBER ME beautifully sang by Josh Groban…

Remember
I will still be here
As long as you hold me
In your memory

I am that warm voice in the cold wind
That whispers
And if you listen
You’ll hear me call across the sky

We were all affected in some way, I know many are affected mentally including me and I consider myself a strong person, a survivor and I have to believe it will be better, that there is hope yet.

Here is to a way better year filled with happy moments, great books, health and love!

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

Merry Xmas!

Hello and welcome!

Would like to wish you and yours a happy, bountiful Christmas holidays.

Hope you got some time off, indulging in some good food, drinks and a good book.

For those of you who have to work, THANK YOU!

If you are not celebrating Xmas, celebrate life and toast your loved ones, hug them if you can,
call them if you can’t. Life is short and too many good ones leave us too soon.

I appreciate all of you for being here and cheering me on in doing what I love spreading the word about my BBF and BGF in the books I love and the authors dreaming them up.

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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 Rachel – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 16

Hello and welcome!

I have another heroine from the anthology, check out our chat!

Welcome!

What is your full name?
Rachel Thutchet

Do you have a nickname?
Rach

What is one word best describes you?
Photoshop guru

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
You caught me after my swim team practice so I’m wearing my team swimsuit and a beach towel.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
About. She’s a little too old to understand me perfectly since I’m 18, but hey, I’m good.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Kevin, my best friend Kathy and the swim team.

What is your favourite dessert?
Tiramisu. I blame the author. All of her characters love Tiramisu.
Mine too YUM

What is your favourite drink?
Cherry coke.

What is your greatest fear?
Getting last place in a swim race. Well, that’s second. Confessing to Kevin. That was my biggest fear for years.

What is your favourite colour?
Royal purple.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nightdress. I hate pajama pants. Too long.

What is the perfect romantic date?
The place where I had the most fun with the guy of my dreams.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not. No. I’m not. Not. No.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Clean laundry.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
How he treats others.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Well, you have to read my story to find out.

What is one word best describes him?
McFly.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
No. My story is my own. What you read is what you get.

Thank you for chatting with me, I am looking forward to reading your story too.

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Rachel’s book is Yearbook’s Love Letter by Angelina Kerner, a new author for me.

Yearbook’s Love Letter: It’s time to confess to a secret love, but will her letter in his yearbook be enough to bring them together?

Author Bio

Angelina Kerner is an author of paranormal and lighthearted romance. She’s the wife of a photographer/physicist, and the mother of a cute little toddler, but she’s also been a dancer, a psychologist, an anthropologist, a geographer, a dreamer, and an adventurer. She does her best writing while being bothered by her cats, taking care of her son, in dressing rooms while waiting for family to try on clothing, and at home in sunny California. Angelina loves to play goddess-dragon matchmaker, transporting readers to a place where young goddesses have lovable flaws, the Fates plan to dethrone, the universe is endless and untamed, and dragons roam free! She also loves to write carefree romance where one can finish reading with a smile.

Links

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Preorder now!

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.

There is also a Rafflecopter giveaway going on now,
for a $50 Amazon GC !!!!
Click on the logo below and it will take you to it.

This concludes the chat series for the anthology. Hope you enjoyed them and will come back to tell me how you liked the stories after the release day, January 12, 2021! I can’t wait to dive in!

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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My Chat with Lainey – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 15

Hello and welcome!

We have another heroine showing up for a chat. Check it out.

What is your full name?
Hey there! My name is Lainey Pickett! waves

Do you have a nickname?
Well my twin sister calls me a lot of things- mainly late 😂 otherwise I’m a fairly clumsy witch…. shhhh

What is one word best describes you?
Amazing? Crafty definitely.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Let’s see, my blonde hair is down and just to my shoulders. I’m wearing casual denim jeans that are worn by design. I’ve got on my blue and white Cross Trainers and a navy blue shirt.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Oh yes! I think Shaunna is worthy of every award she’s brought in. Granted the idea for me was hers but I owned the book baby! Right here! I weaved a magical spell and girl had no idea what hit her… blows on fingers

What makes you laugh out loud?
Mainly my sister but truthfully, we own a magic shop and I cannot tell you the blown spells we’ve watched come through the door. Hair on fire, transfiguration gone wrong. Love potions literally blown up and bad, brothers turned to toads… yup it’s a laugh a second at the magic shop.

What is your favourite dessert?
Anything with chocolate and whipped cream.
Yes, chocolate is the best.

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee of course
Viennese Cappuccino?

What is your greatest fear?
Ooh let’s see…. losing my magical powers?

What is your favourite colour?
Pink! Well wait – Tiffany blue!

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
It depends on if I’m alone or not 😜 I’ve got a new boyfriend! The man I’ve waited my whole five hundred years for! So nothing if he’s with me. Otherwise shirt and panties.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Nothing expensive. I’m a casual kind of girl. Flowers are nice but I say pizza and movies and a bottle of wine.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Ooh I’m not

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Leather – I have no idea but I love vanilla too

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Totally his shoes, then his eyes and his personality.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
YES!!!

What is one word best describes him?
OMG to die for gorgeous and perfect in every single way. Tall, blue eyes, laid back and brilliant.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Yes! It is totally a part of a series!!! It’s a part of The Magic Touch Series! There’s more murder, mystery, magic, laughs and romance to come in each spellbinding book!

Thank you Lainey for chatting with me, looking forward to reading your story.
Thank you for having me!!! Mwah 💋 I can’t wait to go on adventures with all of you!

I’d like to thank my favorite author, Shaunna Rodriguez for bringing me to life and Eniko for interviewing me today! Eek! My 15 of fame! No one is gonna believe it! I’m famous!!!!!
LOL you are too funny! You are most welcome!

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So what did you think?

Lainey’s book is “The Velvet Witch” by Shaunna Rodriguez.

Lainey Pickett & her sister Kourtney know a thing or two about magic their skills in not only finding the body of a missing girl who is presumed dead, but her murderer, will put all their skills to the test…. including survival.

Author Bio

Shaunna Rodriguez is an award winning, best selling author. She has written multiple books in every genre and tries to release a new one often. Her hobbies include reading, writing, crocheting, traveling the world and spending time with friends.

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Preorder now!

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 # 16 !

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