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!

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

Together We Stand – Anthology Cover Reveal

Hello and welcome!

I am happy to be part of the cover reveal event. Together We Stand Anthology – Great stories for a great cause coming your way soon. For now here is the cover! TA DA

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Genre: Multi-Genre Romance for Charity

Release Date: August 1st, 2020

Cover Design: Geri Glenn

Model: Cassia Brightmore

Photographer: LJ Photography

As the entire world is impacted by COVID-19, a group of talented Canadian authors and authors with Canadian roots have come together to bring you short stories in multiple genres, each one surrounding essential workers.

All proceeds from this anthology will be donated to a Canadian charity that provides relief during the pandemic.

Join 30 True North authors and allow yourself to be captivated from a social distance.

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About

Geri Glenn – USA Today Bestselling Author of sexy bikers and the strong women that bring them to their knees.

C.A. King – USA Today Bestselling Author. Bringing fantasy worlds to life one word at a time

Cameron Allie – Author of warm and fuzzy romance

V.J. Allison – Small town romance with a twist

Cassia Brightmore – Dark romance author of twisted characters you love to hate

AW Clarke – Speak softly, ride loudly, write with passion

Jane Colette – Flirty-funny-filthy love stories for people who think too much

Michelle Corchis

Allison Cosgrove – Author of murder, mayhem and love

Tricia Daniels – Award winning author of love stories beyond the limits of time

Carey Decevito 

Brianna Galway – Romance reader turned author

Gillian Jones – Author of romance that sometimes hits you in the feels

Andrea Joy – Makes naughty look so good

Jean Kelso – Living between the pages with lots of love. Live everyday, love hard, and laugh lots

Bethany-Kris – Unapologetic romance

JA LaFrance – Author of sassy, strong women

C.J. Lazar

Sue Langford – Empowerment/realistic romance – empowering real women in the real world

K Logan – Love on the water

Leah Negron – Author of chaos and  havoc, romantic suspense, and edge of your seat thrillers. Where chaos comes with a price and everything you can imagine is real

Lorne Oliver – Author of Faryn Steel thriller, Alcrest mysteries, Sgt. Reid series killing people with no apologies

DD Prince – Author of dark, dangerous and deliciously addictive romance

Jennifer Rose

Crystal St. Clair – Stories written from the heart. One enchanted word after the another.

P. Stormcrow – Sexy romance that twist the tropes and challenge the norm

Kadian Tracey – Interracial stories with a plus size twist

J.M. Walker – Stories worth losing sleep over

Scarlett Wells – Romances to get lost in

Tracy Willoughby – Reader with a dream

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My Chat with Lucifer and Westmancott

Hello and welcome!

Oh I have something that will delight you… and probably puzzle you too 😉

Read on to find out why.

I rush through the entrance of my home and notice a pile of mail sitting on the stand. Probably bills and a package is my first thought. Do I want to look at them? Do I just ignore them? I better not. This means I am going to crack the seal on the box first. I look at the return address and squeal. I know who sent me this and it will be chocked full of goodies. Did I ever tell you I love books? Audiobooks? Well, I am.

I check out the rest of the pile. Flyers. More flyers. A few envelopes that I place into a pile off to the side. Then I noticed one that doesn’t fit with what I usually get in the mail. It is a heavy, cream coloured envelope. There is even embossing on it and it is closed with sealing wax that bears the crest of an Angel in the centre. I grin as I think, “Aren’t we fancy.” I can even tell whomever addressed the missive did so with a fountain pen. I am in love already. I look closer at the stamp of the Angel and notice the letter “L” in the middle. It is a pity I am going to have to break this seal to see what is inside.

Written on a heavy cream vellum sheet that I draw our from inside of the envelope is:

You have been granted an interview
with the Angel Lucifer and Wm. Westmancott.
We will arrive on May 17, 2020 ,
at precisely 7 pm.
Thank you for the invitation.

I glance quickly at the clock and groan as I curse the postal services for taking forever to deliver this. I only have an hour to prepare. What is even worse, I have to really think to remember who these people are. When I do, it sends me diving into my closet.

Three quarters of an hour later, I walk into my studio. At precisely the given time, I hear a solid rap on my door. Showtime. I brace myself, open the door, and my jaw drops to the floor. Standing before me are two handsome men in the most amazing suits I have ever seen. One is slightly older, the other looks to be approximately thirty.

Enikö, I presume. I am Lucifer, The younger man speaks with an accent that has a hint of British hidden in its depth. This gentleman is Wm. Westmancott. I believe you were curious about his work.

Remembering my manners in time, I smile then welcome them. Please come in. Can I get you anything before we begin? Coffee? Tea? Water? Something a little stronger?

That would be nice, Wm. Westmancott replies. Do you happen to have some bourbon on hand?

The high-class British accent flows through his lips so smoothly, I can tell is has been cultivated especially for dealing with the finest in the land. It takes me a few moments, but I eventually find a small bottle of bourbon I must have rifled from somewhere in the past. I mean like really, who drinks bourbon?

Water will do for me, The man called Lucifer answers.

As the two men find a seat, I get their drinks and sneak glances at them. You just have to love a man in a suit, especially when they fill them in so nicely.

While I serve their drinks, I ask. So Mr. Westmancott, what made you decide to become a tailor?

I enjoy my work. I believe there is nothing more presentable than a well dressed man. Wm. Westmancott states.

I could not agree more. I understand you made the suits for the gentlemen in ‘Angelika Leanne’. I prod.

It paid well.

Have you ever made a suit for a woman? I couldn’t help but wonder.

A few times, but it is not my specialty. I am not often approached by women to create for them. Wm. Westmancott answers.

Your work is exquisite, I reply with unfettered admiration. Do you mind if I touch? My hand automatically strays towards Lucifer. Damn, but that man is drool worthy.

Lucifer laughs as he comments, I thought that was meant for our tailor and his suit, not mine.

I blush slightly, but refuse to voice my thoughts. His is the better fit. Instead I comment. You were closer. Granted, I had to cross the floor to make it seem that way, but who is paying attention. Right?

I am not as available, Wm. Westmancott states with a grin. He knows Lucifer doesn’t like being touched.

No one asked you for a commentary, Lucifer snarls.

All of this because I was curious about the fabric? I wonder.

My pardon, Enikö, Lucifer replies. I am solitary by nature.

Grouch by character, Wm. Westmancott snorts.

And ready to cancel my orders from you if you keep it up. Lucifer states.

As Lucifer speaks his phone rings and he answers. A moment later, he looks at me, bows and apologizes. We must leave, I have an emergency. A good friend of mine is in trouble and needs help. Another time perhaps. One without the tailor.

Wm. Westmancott gives me a wink and they are gone. I am left standing there wondering what just happened. I didn’t get the chance to ask any of my usual questions. But Lucifer did say here will be another time.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat. As it happens with MA’s characters, they side-tracked me. Maybe next time… when I get Lucifer to myself 😉

The two hail from the Daughters of the Valley series by M. A. Abraham.

If you have not read them, you should.

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The last one releases May 20, 2020 and I cannot wait for you to read it.

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Angelika moved to the land beyond the portal when she was only sixteen and has lived with Tyndal for four years. She has been successful, but misses her people as well as her home world. Despite this, she is happy in her work.

With the intention of bringing Angelika back home to the Valley, Ravel and his brother, Rafe, journey to the outside world. She is needed at home, it is time for her to take her place in their society. It is Rafe’s hope that he will catch her interest and return as his wife. It is, however, not to be, as with one kiss, Ravel realizes that she belongs to him. He will fight anyone that gets in his way, even his brother. How can he get her to come back willingly though?

Forced to go to Ravel’s help, Angelika’s family travels to Tyndal’s home and the fun begins. It takes the female members to track her down, and then, much to the dismay of the men, they decide to indulge in their idea of having a good time before they leave for home. The problem with this is that it does not involve the men. How are they to not only find their wives, but get them to go home peacefully after they have been allowed to run wild in this world?

My review: 5 stars

Being Merika’s granddaughter and Teryka Rose’s daughter, Angelika Leanne inherited many of their qualities … and faults too LOL Stubborn is high on that list, but in a good way. She stands for what she believes in and does everything to realize her goals. She finds her HEA too but poor Ravel is put through the wringer, as many men of the Valley were before him. Got to see the characters from previous books make an appearance. Tyndal had a big role in this book, she is one of my fave BGF from the series, I hope she gets her story too.
A great finish to the trilogy, M. A. Abraham took me on an adventure that spans three generations in two worlds and makes me wish I was in the Valley too.

I heard that there will be another trilogy with the “Sons of the Valley” SHHH it is a secret yet 😉

Read Chapter 1 here.

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Sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of ‘Angelika Leanne’ to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on release day after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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

 

 

KaLiCon game

Hello and welcome!

This post is for a contest that will be announced at 10am EST during ‘Elven Games 2020’ held by M. A. Abraham at the KaLiCon Virtual Event. Hope to see you there.

The Tantalarian Run

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Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate. Lots of authors, games, prizes and live readings.

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KaLiCon 2020

Hello and welcome!

If you follow my blog and seen my posts, you know I love going to book signings. Unfortunately because of the existing situation, they are cancelled for the foreseeable future. So I was excited to see that KaLiCon will be held, but in a new innovative way.

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A Completely FREE VIRTUAL EVENT
KaLiCon is a Canadian event with a twist, gathering lovers of books of every genre together to bring books to life!

For more info check out the event page on FB.

Join the KaLiCon Booklovers Convention group on FB to participate.

Here are the authors attending, doing take-overs, live chats, and lots of games. Of course I will be there too, helping M. A. Abraham out with the Elven Games, although we will not have the ‘audio chairs’ or ‘pin the tail on Andress’, but we have good imaginations, will have you laughing and running around in no time 😛

Check the links, maybe you will find something new you like to read.  Lots of my fave will be there too, those ones have ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐. Looking forward to discover new ones to love, I have a few I have my eyes on already.

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NEW RELEASE! Darkness Rising anthology

Hello and welcome!

DARKNESS RISING IS LIVE!!!

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Light can be found in the darkest of times.

Witches, Vampires, Fae and more fight back against the dark magic and mythos threatening their worlds in this limited edition collections. 20+ stories from bestselling and award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance authors!

Own the dark! One click your copy of this limited edition anthology before it’s gone forever!

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Authors are Becca Blake, Koko Brown, S.C. Stokes, Jennifer Ann Schlag, JJ King, Maya Daniels, Jess Reece, Tempi Lark, Rachel Rawlings, Emmy Gattrell, Jayelle Morgan, Cayce Poponea, Zoey Indiana, Tiffany Ransier, Carly Marino, Mimi Milan, Dylan Quinn, Rosie Wylor-Owen, Shannon McRoberts, Emily Cyr, Scarlett Kol, James Ransier, Caia Daniels, and one of my faves and the reason I bought this anthology C.A. King.

I love anthologies because I find new authors that can become a favourite. It is waiting for me on my tablet, will let you know what I think.

Give it a chance. Enjoy!

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 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:

website • Newsletter • FacebookAmazon • B&N • Kobo • Goodreads

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!

Become an Elfanatic!

Hello and welcome!

If you have not read the Elven Chronicles… and why not, I ask you? … now is the time to jump in, M. A. Abraham has put the whole series on sale!

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FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH I HAVE PLACED THE ELVEN CHRONICLES ON SALE. IT WILL START WITH SMASHWORDS AND EXPAND FROM THERE. THIS IS THE FIRST LINK.

FOR THOSE THAT ARE CLOSED IN, MAY THIS HELP YOU ESCAPE FOR A WHILE, EVEN IF IT IS JUST MENTALLY.

MAY WE ALL GET THROUGH THIS TIME SAFELY. via Surprise sale

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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 😉

RecklessWitch.jpg

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.

RogueWitch.jpg

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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