Hidden Kingdoms, Chapter I

Hello and welcome!

I am excited to share Chapter 1 of the upcoming release from M. A. Abraham.

HIDDEN KINGDOMS is book 1 of the One Empire series, the spinoff from Elven Chronicles and releases November 6, 2018. The beautiful cover was created by talented Cora Graphics.

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It has been several years since the Elves created the boundary that keeps them safe from the rest of the world. They have been busy rebuilding the lands the Drazon destroyed in the war and developing new ones.

Now that the bulk of the work is done, the Fates have decided it is time to tell them about the second portion of the Elven Empire and send then into the uncharted wilds on a quest. They are to find the Hidden Kingdoms and begin the restoration of the Empire as it was in the days of the Ancients. How are they to do that? All knowledge of those days have been lost to time, or has it?

The sons of King Liessen, Marious and Gabriel are amongst those that have been chosen and, as they venture away from their homes, they find more than anyone expected, for there are Elves of different colours and cultures living beyond their world. It makes them wonder what is in store for them, as well as why they have remained hidden for so long?

Click on this link Hidden Kingdoms, Chapter I and read on.

Preorder links : iBooksSmashwordsKobo and more coming soon.

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Make sure you read the short story, Rising from the Ashes, before Hidden Kingdoms.

Continuing from where the Elven Chronicles left off. We bring you the ONE EMPIRE SERIES.

The Drazon is dead, and the Demons have been eradicated from the Elven Empire. Now the Elves can begin anew, and this is exactly what they are about to do. Their lands are scarred by the war, their original Kingdoms fragmented and their people are in need of healing as much as the world around them. The boundary has been raised, to separate the Elven Empire from the rest of the world, and they settle down to work.

The new era starts with the Elven Kingdoms uniting as the One Empire, Life Mates are found, relationships cemented, and peace reigns. There is no better time to rebuild their world, and raise a family. First, the men who took advantage of Gabriel and Eden’s spell must convince their Life Mates that what they did was not such a bad thing. That could take a while, especially for any Male Elf who is bonded to a Light Elven Female.

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 Chania!

Hello and welcome!

As you know I am an Elfanatic and I was the happiest when I found out that the Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham does not stop with the last book, Kings of the Empire, number 12 in the series released in February of 2017!

There is one spinoff that started in December with the release of Rising From the Ashes, book 1 of the One Empire series, continuing from where the Elven Chronicles left off. I hope you gave it a try, if not, check out my post with my review, I know I will change your mind 😉

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The second spinoff is the Guardians of the Empire series, and the first book, The Goddess, released on February 4, 2018.

My guest today is the heroine is THE Goddess 😀 SURPRISE!!!

Please welcome Chania!

I do a double take as one of the most gorgeous Elven females I have ever seen walk through the doorway and begins to pace in my interview room. She doesn’t look happy about something.

Chania?

Right now I am not so sure if I want to be Chania, but yes.

Is something wrong?

Nothing a good smack to the side of a lunk head won’t fix. Chania adds, even as she heaves a deep sign and carries on. Oh, I know I wouldn’t come here to vent, but sometimes I find men can be so close to being brain dead I can barely tell the difference.

Boy, do I know where you are coming from. I remark, even as I feel somewhat shocked by Chania’s words. Had she not bonded with Daeron yet? I thought that was a border that had already been crossed.

You would have thought that smack I gave him across his head with my Dragon’s tail would have kick started his brains, but maybe that is impossible. Chania continues to rant.

Alright, I remember that. I don’t say it, but I think, most men have hard heads.

You know what is even more frustrating? My Dragon has the hots for his, the hussy Chania snorts, belying the impression I always had that gorgeous women don’t act like this or have trouble with men.  I mean, lets be truthful here. The woman is drop dead gorgeous and probably deserves a man that isn’t up for twit of the year.

I thought all Life Mates loved their mates, doesn’t Daeron feel the same for you as you do for him?

Chania plops herself on to the couch as she heaves a sigh He is going to drive me crazy. First he treats me like I don’t exist. Then, when he notices me, he is like a heat seeking missile and yes, he is enough to make a girl want to permanently lose her underwear, but you have never seen anyone so clued out. Most men are like that, aren’t they?

Yes, they are. Don’t get me started!

My sister isn’t helping matters at all either. Of course, she has her own problems coming up, but that isn’t for a while yet. She told me to suck it up because it is already too late for me to change things. Worse thing is, she is right. How do you train a man to behave when all you really want is for him to jump your bones? Damn, but that man is hot, despite his hollow head. Chania huffs

So, what are you planning?

Payback. He thinks he is so great. I have news for him. I will see him grovel before I take him back. Chania decides

You think he will? I wonder.

Chania gives me a smug smile as she replies He will if he knows what is good for him and something tells me he definitely does.

So, what are your short term plans?

Chania grins as she softly purrs, It is time to start teaching that Dragon how to treat a lady and I don’t mean my Dragon, she would only jump on him, the tart.

Oooo, that sounds devious. Are you going to give us an insight about how you intend to do this?

With a devilish chuckle Chania replies, Well, there are a few ideas floating around in my head. The first one runs along the line of killing him with kindness.

And the other? I ask. Yes, I am as curious about this as a cat.

Well… I believe a Dragon can be starved for affection, especially if he sees something he wants badly enough. Chania grins evilly.

You think it will work?

If not, I will hit him on the side of the head with my tail again. Chania declares.

I thought you said your Dragon was a hussy and would jump his Dragon’s bones. I am trying to figure this out.

Yes, but I think I can handle her, probably better than him. Chania worries.

Why do you say that?

Chania sighs as she admits, Because brain dead or not, he is hotter than his Dragon.

Yeah, I can see where that could be a problem. I agree.

What is a girl to do?

Well…. good luck and many blessings! I wish her as she leaves, but she doesn’t answers. I hope they work it out, if Daeron doesn’t behave I could help with the smacks upside the head 😉

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Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat. As usual as with all M.A.’s characters, the chat didn’t go as planned, but I did enjoy it immensely because it is a surprise every time LOL

As I mentioned at the beginning, Chania hails from The Goddess, book 1 in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham. If you read the Elven Chronicles, I am sure you already know that this is going to be an awesome series. If not, I urge you to try it, you will become an Elfanatic in no time 😀 I had Daeron, her mate, pop in for a surprise visit, check it out here if you missed it. It was quite entertaining 😉

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Chania has lived most of her life in seclusion. She was placed amongst the humans that had once come to the aid of her ancestors, many millenniums before. She kept secreted by the head priestess, and revered as a Goddess by the people. She knows she is not what they think she is. She is an Elven Princess in hiding, and content to stay that way.

Daeron is an Elven/Dragon shapeshifter, who has served as second in command of the Guardians of the Elven Empire for a long time. He comes from a long line of Kings, and has proven himself worthy of his position of life. He is a proud, noble, Golden Dragon, when he is not an Elf. He is not so pleased with the sudden match making ambitions of his leader though, especially when he has been singled out to be mated with one of the leader’s daughters. He is not about to give in without a fight. He will not be used in this manner, not by anyone.

Captured by her father’s guardians and forced to his side, Chania, learns her fate. She is no happier about their upcoming nuptials than Daeron. They recognize the Life Bond they share, but under the circumstances, refuse to allow it to dictate their future. Can they fight an attraction that no Elf has ever been able to deny?

Read Chapter 1 on the author’s website.

Here is Daeron, Chania’s Life Mate. He is on the inside cover of the ebook.

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My 5-star review
Elves AND dragons? COUNT ME IN! A 5-star start to this new series that takes us into the Elven Empire in the far future. Ms. Abraham’s fans of the Elven Empire Chronicles will really enjoy this new era. Despite being a grouch, I liked Daeron, well… most of the time, he behaved really bad for a few but he got knocked-off a few pegs by his Life Mate, Chania, a feisty one that put him thru his paces and made him work for everything. Great secondary characters, I am looking forward to their stories too.

To give you a taste of what is coming, here is the cover for The Princes, book 2 in the Guardians of the Empire series, it is Chania’s sister, Serena and her Life Mate, Theiron, who is Daeron’s brother.

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Sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter. To keep up with the series or check out the other books by M. A. Abraham, you can also check the links below.

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One lucky reader will receive an ebook copy of THE GODDESS from Ms. Abraham.  Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm on Monday, February 12, 2018. GOOD LUCK!

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

Rising from the Ashes – NEW RELEASE

Hello and welcome!

I am so excited for this new release! CONGRATS M. A. Abraham!

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Continuing from where the Elven Chronicles left off. We bring you the ONE EMPIRE SERIES.

The Drazon is dead, and the Demons have been eradicated from the Elven Empire. Now the Elves can begin anew, and this is exactly what they are about to do. Their lands are scarred by the war, their original Kingdoms fragmented and their people are in need of healing as much as the world around them. The boundary has been raised, to separate the Elven Empire from the rest of the world, and they settle down to work.

The new era starts with the Elven Kingdoms uniting as the One Empire, Life Mates are found, relationships cemented, and peace reigns. There is no better time to rebuild their world, and raise a family. First, the men who took advantage of Gabriel and Eden’s spell must convince their Life Mates that what they did was not such a bad thing. That could take a while, especially for any Male Elf who is bonded to a Light Elven Female.

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My fave scenes in all the Elven books are the bonding scenes… Here is the one from “Rising from the Ashes” by M.A. Abraham.

“Séreméla, from the moment I saw you, I knew you were meant to be mine. You became the center of my world, the light of my soul. I reach for what my heart cannot help but yearn for and my heart cannot function without. Séreméla, I am yours.”

“Séreméla’s eyes met Åndorin’s, as he spoke, and she sought the golden thread she knew she would find, the one that would bind them forever more. It shone brightly, and the strength it revealed was astonishing. This was not something she could ignore, not that she wanted to. She held his gaze with hers, as she spoke.

“Even when we were battling the enemy, I could feel your presence, the love you felt in your heart surrounded me, and the strength of who you are held me close. I cannot deny what my soul needs anymore than my body can stop breathing the air it needs to survive. Åndorin, I am yours,” Séreméla declared.

“Séreméla, you who are the blood of my heart, and the light of my soul, I will always hold your words close within my memory, for you are mine,” Åndorin promised.

“Åndorin, forever you are mine,” Séreméla answered.

They then spoke the final words of bonding, “Together, we are one.” As they finished, they sealed their vows with a kiss.”

MY REVIEW – 5 stars

Like the many Elfanatics out there, I was so happy the stories from the much loved Elven world were not over. After so many centuries of battle and struggles, the time for peace is here. But there is so much to do to restore the Empire and as in the past, the many kingdoms come together and work side by side to make sure it gets done.

Many of the characters we came to love are making their presence known, along with many new ones. There is laughter, there is heartache but there is also hope as many of the new Life Mate pairings make their way to where they can make their mark, like Séreméla and Åndorin who start a movement that spreads like wildfire and gets everybody mobilized and eager to help with what they can.

An exciting beginning into the new era of the Elven Empire. Looking forward to more.

 

I hope you give this new series a chance. I promise, you will not be sorry.

There is a giveaway on The Reading Café blog, where you can read their review too.

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

My Bday Surprise!

As I trudge down the walkway towards my workplace, I reflect on how this is supposed to be my birthday. No one should have to go to work on the anniversary of the day they were born. It should be declared a national holiday for at least one, right? No such luck. Well, there is no help for it; bills need to be paid, so in I go.

Halfway into the building it begins to sleet and I race the last few steps towards the entrance of the building before I get wet. As I close the door behind me, I lean back against it and give a sigh of relief. I made it before any harm was done. It seems this is not going to be my day. I can only imagine the workload that is waiting for me. It is then that I notice that a puddle of water surrounds the cubicle that I call my office. I want to cry. There is water raining down from the ceiling, onto my chair and the floor that surrounds it. Luckily, that does not include my computer, or the tasks that were piled up beside it for me to do. Those things are safe, which means I will be able to work, but from where?

Eniko,” my boss’ assistant waves to me from the other end of the building to catch my attention.

I frown, but say nothing, as I have found it is something safer that way. I might be feeling borderline schizoid today, but I am not quite ready to blow quite yet. I walk to where she is standing, and she smiles nervously at me, as she points to the door of an actual office that no one ever uses.

You will be working in here today because of the water problem over your work area.”

What else can go wrong is the first question I ask myself. Well, maybe out of sight will mean out of mind will play a factor with the staff and I will actually get some work done. I am about to find out. I open the door ever so slightly, poke my head into the room, and do a double take. The room is partially hidden by a screen of flowering vines that strikes a memory in me of another place and time. There is soft music flowing through the air, and the scent of pine mixed with that of the exotic flowers. I grin and wonder if anyone else knows about this. I check, looking from one side to another. No one is watching to see what I am doing, or for a reaction from me. They are more concerned with the leak in the ceiling where I would normally work.

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I walk up to the flowers and close my eyes in ecstasy as I take a deep breath in to catch their fragrance. It is heavily mixed with pine, but the sense that I have smelled them before lingers in my mind. Ah yes! Star Flowers! Remember where I smelled them before? Check it out here.

I stand straight, remove my coat and stop short, as someone from behind me covers my eyes with a hand. I gasp loudly, as I am pressed back against a chest that feels like marble. My coat falls from my fingers, as a soft baritone voice flows through my mind, and the touch of breath tickles my ear.

You must not peek, my lady, or you will ruin your birthday surprise.

I feel suddenly giddy, as I wonder who could have arranged this so neatly, and for some reason I am not at all frightened. I can tell this person will not hurt me. I smile as he guides me around the wall that hid the rest of the room, and I get the impression we are not alone. We come to a stop, and he once again whispers against my ear. “Brace yourself, it will seem very bright in the room at first. You will take a few moments to get used to the difference. If you feel you need extra support, know I am here for you. All you need to do is say something and I will come to your aid.

It may be for the best if you don’t go too far,” I agreed.

The man takes his hands away from my eyes and, he is right, I am momentarily blinded by the sunlight in the room as it shines brightly through the windows. There is only forest out there though; again I can only wonder how that happened. I turn to ask, but the words die on my lips as I take in the scene before me. The walls are a light blue marble, the furniture rich and so comfortable looking. There are potted plants everywhere, looking like they were place indiscriminately around, yet they belonged where they sat. I look further and there is a man reclining on a couch in an alcove, as he watches me. Then he smiles widely as if inviting me closer.

Welcome Eniko, and Happy Birthday. We were told from a reliable source that this is a very special day for you,” the man on the couch addresses me. Something tells me he isn’t what he appears to be. He has done something to disguise his body, but not by much.

His hair is blond, his eyes a greyish blue, his chest… Oh yes, his chest… it is naked to the eyes, and I feast upon it. He is wearing trousers and a cape that is clamped at his throat with a jewelled catch. His arms are decorated with golden cuffs, decorated in Elven scroll. That is what I am sensing about him, he is an Elf, but his ears are missing their points. I wonder why.

Come sit with me, my name is Alexyndhe, and I will remove the glamour I placed on my ears, so you know what is real, and what is not.” He spoke.

Within moments the points appear on his ears, and I find myself drawn to him. I sit on the couch beside him and reach out to touch the edges of his ears. “They are real,” I breathe out in awe.

I look at Alexyndhe and his eyes are closed, even as his lips are parted as if in ecstasy. He sighs softly as I remove my hand and his voice rumbles with passion as he makes his objection known. “Don’t stop, your touch is like the softest of silk. It is sweet, and my soul yearns for more of the same.

The second Elf comes laden with glasses and a carafe filled with wine, and then places it all on a small table before us. His voice is smooth and warm , “My name is Cyran. Is there anything else we can do for you on this day?

Anything?” I can hear a slight squeak in my voice, and it has a wobble to it that doesn’t belong to me. Cyran is slightly darker than the first, his eyes are green, and his dark hair flows over his shoulders in silken sheaths. I feel a need to touch it, to feel the texture run over my fingers.

As my hand reaches for him, he steps closer, and my fingers come into contact with the skin on his chest. He feels like he is made of marble, just as I thought Alexyndhe’s chest was when I saw it. I look back at the light Elf and he takes my second hand into his, to place it upon his chest, as he smiles gently and speaks in a quiet manner. “On this day, anything you want can be yours.

Anything?” My voice quivers, and it sounds breathless even to me as I repeat the word in a questing manner.

Anything,” Cyran confirms. “We are at your command, and your wish is our desire.

Am I glad I went to work today!

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Don’t ask what happened next, because I don’t kiss and tell. Besides… I know you have good imaginations and you know me 😉

My many thanks to the reliable source, you know me too well XOXO

Can you guess who was the reliable source? Tell me in the comments and you are entered to win a $5 Amazon GC, my gift to you. Sexy Mr. Random will let me know who wins after 3pm EST on Sunday, November 26, 2017.

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

Gabriel is 5 years old! YAY

Hello and welcome!

Today we celebrate 5 years since ‘Gabriel’, book 1 of the Elven Chronicles was released to the world.

CONGRATS M. A. ABRAHAM!

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5 years later and 12 full novels & 9 short stories make up the Elven Chronicles! An epic series you should not miss!

For this occasion I asked a few of the fans of the series to share with me their impressions of Gabriel.

But first I would like to introduce Gabriel to those of you who have not met him yet.

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Gabriel Eagle Claw is the High Lord General of the Combined Elven Armies in the Elven Chronicles by M. A. Abraham. He plays a big part in the series and is adored by many. I came to really-really like him, especially after reading the last book in the series, “Kings of the Empire” released last month.

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His Life Mate is Eden, a powerful Tratchar, a special title held by Elves of extreme power focused on the health and welfare of the Great Guardian and the Sentinel Trees of the Elven Empire.

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Here is my impression of Gabriel when I first read it, way before it was published, sent in an email to MA…

Date: Sun, 29 May 2011 09:11:33
Subject: Gabriel

Hello Mary Ann!

I finished Gabriel and I am looking forward to getting Marious. You have a wonderful imagination and it should be shared with a lot of people, but I am glad you decided to share with me. I think the story is wonderful, lots of twists and turns, unexpected surprises…. I loved it because it had a range of emotion triggers, especially the humour, and I find it an easy reading, just enough descriptions without getting boring.
In the end I found myself hungry for more. I hope you will continue the story line.

I would love to read any of your stories.
Hugs

The response I got: “I am working on Marious and there are 3 others that follow”

Here is my review for ‘Gabriel’

5 stars – I am definitely an Elfanatic!

I haven’t read too many books of elves and the ones I read were portraying elves as evil or at least not very nice. Gabriel’s book opened another world which portrays elves in a totally different light, as any other supernatural beings, with the good and the bad. I really enjoyed the book, with its complex and varied characters and at the same time easy to read, just enough descriptive scenes without getting overwhelmed. I look forward to the next ones in the series. I highly recommend the book, even if you are not into elven books.

You can check what other people had to say about it since it released on line in reviews left on various portals.

From the author:

The idea of Gabriel popped into my head about 2 weeks after my mother died. For whatever reason I picked up a pen and started to write.

It had never been my intention to write more than Gabriel‘s story, but by the time it was finished, ‘Marious’ Story’ had been born, ‘King’s Champion’ took flight when Serenity showed up on the scene.  Gabriel, as a character kept growing until he seemed to grow bigger than life to me.  It was something I felt that only an Elf could do.  In many ways, I felt that the expectations that others had of him were enough to bring anything less than the strongest of men to their knees.  Bringing him to life, along with the others who surround him was quite a trip.  Keeping him humble was a challenge.  

The impressions from the fans of the series:

“This was my first foray into the Elven world and I was astonished how much I loved it. What a wonderful and intriguing story this is and I loved the characters. Gabriel became my Elven book boyfriend! Oh and Eden, what a beautiful spitfire she is but a very loyal soul! I couldn’t wait to read the next intriguing story – I was hooked.” ~ Betty ~

“I was pulled into this world and loved the characters and the world Mary Ann built for them, and didn’t want to leave it. At first I was pulled more to Marious in the story but by the end I was in love with Gabriel, he and Eden have remained my favorite couple through out the series. I had a very hard time reading another book after this one, and had the same problem with each of the books following. I would love to live there. Have reread it many times.” ~ Emily ~

“This is a genre I don’t generally read, but decided to venture out…Now I know why I was waiting for the perfect book & in Gabriel I found it, I was transported to a world so fantastic I never wanted to come back. Also discovered a new found love of Elves 🙂 This is a wonderfully written tale, with moments so touching brought tears to my eyes….But every emotion is played on. If you read nothing else, Read this. 🙂

Gabriel stayed with me, the perfect dream man, his bravery, loyalty, & his great love for Eden, his life mate & their children…What a wonderful pair… Eden was so stubborn, but loving, willing to give all if need be… They complemented teach each other perfectly, this is a series I hate to see end but they will always have a special place in my heart. I can’t thank Mary Ann enough for the emotional journey these books brought for me. Gabriel’s story will always be very special to me.” ~ Liz ~

“I have known Mary Ann before she had any thoughts of publishing her works. I first met her in Christine Feehan’s site, which was a wonderful place to meet many people who had the same enjoyment of reading and the author. I learned upon our many talks about her love of writing and her thoughts about not trying to publish her books, which I gathered were many over the years. Becca and many of her friends pushed Mary to self publish, which she eventually did. That is where it all began with Gabriel and the start of the Elven Chronicles.

Sandy and I started our own blogging site for book reviews in January of 2012, and we were happy to feature a new author, M.A. Abraham. 5 years later, we have followed and supported Mary throughout her career as a novelist, and now though it has been a joyous journey, the first arc of the Elven Chronicles has come to a close with Kings of the Empire. I thought I would give my thoughts on this series, which includes 12 novels and many novellas.

When I started this series with Gabriel, it was a new world created by M.A. Abraham, with Elves, warriors and a sweet romance between Gabriel and Eden, who would continue to play a major part of this series the entire way. Little did I think after the first book how much Gabriel, Eden and all those elves we met along the way would become part of our family. My final comment on my review of Gabriel: ‘M.A. Abraham is a fresh and interesting new author, with a wonderful imagination.’  Wow, I had no idea how true this would be as each new book was published.

In my later reviews, I had noted many times about Mary’s wonderful imagination creating all her stories, besides the Elven Chronicles; as well having a wonderful sense of humor. By the time we got to the 4th book, I can see a change in Mary’s writing as she was evolving into more serious stories, with tense, exciting action, added to her blend of humor & wonderful romantic couples. Each book just kept getting better and better. In the last book, Kings of the Empire, I think this comment says it all:

‘M.A. Abraham blows us away with a wild, non stop, thrilling, exciting finale that wows us with her seamless flow, especially with the main characters, both new and those who have been with from the start. Thank you M.A. Abraham for bringing us into your world of Elves, and your wonderful characters we have come to love.’

I am proud to call Mary Ann my friend, and an author I will always read. Thank you, Mary, it has been a fun wonderful ride with you and I look forward to being with you on your next journey.” ~ Barb
, The Reading Cafe ~

“I’ve read many of M.A.’s works and enjoyed each one.

‘Gabriel’ happens to be one of the first works of this author I read. I enjoyed the escape it allowed me and all of the magical sweetness.

Elves are not easy to write about. They’re rather complex beings with unpredictable personalities. Creating a world the characters as M.A. has done, and with such vivid imagination, is not easy yet she did it for not just one book but an entire series.

I’ll say that many will be turned off from the overconfidence most elves project. But given the proper chance, I feel they’d find themselves rather enjoying themselves and the unity they show as they progress further into the pages. I’d recommend ‘Gabriel’ to any reader’s out there looking for something different.” ~ A.R. Von ~ author of Wunder Series

“It was such a beautiful world you’ve created M.A. And I think thats what Earth should have been =D “ ~ Al ~

“This is my first book about Elves and I was not disappointed. I didn’t know what to expect, but Ms. Abraham painted a beautiful picture in my mind with her words of Elves, beautiful villages and woodland forest. I was taken on an enchanted journey, were I met amazing an sometimes funny Elf characters, that I wanted to know more about. I felt like I was actually there in the story watching Gabriel and Eden’s love develop and grow. What a wonderful couple. Their are a few twist and surprise’s in the story that I didn’t see coming and at time I was wondering how is Ms.Abraham going to pull it all together, but she did!! This is a very well written story. WELL DONE MS. ABRAHAM!!! I highly recommend this book and I can’t wait for the next book in The Elven Chronicles!!!” ~ Edwina ~

“I enjoyed this book quite a lot. It’s a great fantasy, one that I recommend to anyone who loves the genre, and one that I definitively want to read the next book from.” ~ Mel, Journey with Words

” The feeling of a new world, of powerful beings with an unknown and interesting possible destiny, AN AMAZING MAIN COUPLE, lot of romance, a superb plot and much, much more. I will definitely keep reading this series, actually I’ll start next book right away.” ~ Valee ~

“This by far is one of the best Elven stories I have read in quite awhile. Gabriel sets out on a mission to find a mate for his king. instead he finds the beautiful Eden who is wild., lovely and happens to speak with trees! If you love Elves., this is a story for you. The style of Ms Abrahams writing will keep you addicted and wanting more. on to book two I go.” – Rose ~

Notes the author received:

“The first comment I got from anyone not involved, was that she read it as a favour, because she was a friend. She felt she owed me an apology for thinking I couldn’t tell a story at the time. She said she changed her mind quickly.”

If you have not read the Elven Chronicles yet, now is a good time to start, book 1 is FREE for a limited time! Buy links on the website!

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Help me congratulate Ms. Abraham on her 5-year BOOKVERSARY in the comments to be entered to win the Gabriel poster, notebook and an EC pen. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner Sunday, March 19, 2017 after 3pm.

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

My surprise Chat with Daeron, the grouch! …sheesh

Hello and welcome!

I had a surprise visitor earlier today…  from the future no less. Read on!

I sit in my chat room, writing in my blog planner, and my thoughts turn to the Elves I learned to love over the years.  Remembering the old days when nearly anything could happen in this room, while M.A. Abraham wrote the Elven Chronicles.  Well, I guess that is about to change, now that the series is over.  I have to admit, I am going to miss those characters, even if we will get glimpses of what their lives are like in EC: One Empire, starting with the novella “Rising from the Ashes”, which will release December 10, 2017.  So, now what can I expect?

As I close my book, the door of the interview room flies open and crashes against the wall behind it with a loud boom.  A moment later an Elf I have never seen before walks through the doorway, or rather, he storms through the door.

Eniko?

Yes I answer uncertainly.  I don’t know what to think of him, although he has to be one of the most gorgeous Elves I have ever seen, and I have to admit, I have seen some prime Elves.  His gruff manner and angry expression is enough to put any person off though.

I read in the archives that you used to interview my predecessors.  The Elf growled.

Ouch, what a grouch!  Should I answer, or just throw him out?  He is so mad there is smoke coming out of his nostrils.  Wait a moment; I have never seen that before.  Who is this character?

I don’t get a chance to ask; as he barrels into the topic he wants to discuss, before I can find out what he is talking about.

I am Daeron, second in command of the Guardians of the Empire.  I am here on behalf of the other eleven members of the Elven/Dragon squad to see if you can help us stop our leader from getting carried away with his plans.  You see, he has these two daughters and he is obsessed with finding mates for them from amongst the Guardians.  I admit, some are a little more enthusiastic about that idea that I am, but someone has to talk some reason into his head.  He has brought the first girl to our home headquarters, and although she is beautiful, I would rather forego the pleasure of her company.  To begin with, I don’t think any man should be forced into this type of situation.  It isn’t fair, or healthy.  The girl doesn’t seem too pleased that she is being put into the limelight either.   She is a timid little thing, no fit consort for an Elven/Dragon shifter.  Daeron  snarled.

I thought Elves couldn’t force a Life Mate bond,  I speak mildly, with the idea that if I don’t panic or show signs of doing so, I might get out of this alive.  Alright, I have to admit I am enjoying the Elf candy, but does he have to be so surly?  As I think this, I can’t help but check out the man who stands before me.

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Long beautiful blond hair that falls to his waist.  Check.  A face that would make an angel weep.  Most definitely.  A body that would make most men kill for, oh yeah… I do a double take over that chest and give a inward sigh.  And, he is wearing a pair of leather pants that are nearly as tight as those Liessen used to wear.  Leather is my weakness, too bad he needs an attitude adjustment.

We can’t, and King Gerolth won’t force anyone into a relationship, not really, but he can sure make life miserable for anyone who wants to try to fight him on this.  Daeron growled.

Suppose you sit down and tell me what this is all about, starting from the top, so I can have an insight to what your problem is all about, I suggest.

Great, another talker, typical female,  Daeron snorts.

Great, another crabby man coming to me for advice, I return, although I am not sure where I am getting the courage from.  Then again, Daeron sounds desperate, so maybe I am not so far off the mark.

Daeron sits on the visitor’s couch, puts his dusty boots up on my newly polished coffee table, and begins.  The first Guardian was Altarian, who lived to a ripe age of 25000 years.  Gerolth is his son, and he can be a pain, if you know what I mean.  Those of us who serve under him have always considered him to be a very reasonable, and sensible, character.  But, since he found his Life Mate, he has been unbearable, especially since he managed to locate his twin daughters as well.

I thought Life Mates couldn’t live apart, my brow creases as I think about that little rule.  I am sure I am right.

Usually they can’t, but she hid behind the veil, and it served as a buffer.  He could tell she was alive, even if he couldn’t see her.  He also knew that she was close by, so the need to tear the world apart didn’t interfere with his thinking capacity.  It sure made a difference when they returned to his world.  That was when he got ideas about matching them with members of the Guardians, though rumor says this idea isn’t a new one.  The last thing I need is a Life Mate right now.  I am comfortable with the way things are, Daeron  stated.

I thought all male Elves wanted to meet their Life Mates.  That they thought it was a priority, something that would complete them and bring them happiness.  I returned.

I am not merely an Elf.  I am a Dragon shifter.  I, along with my eleven brethren, are amongst the prime warriors in the Empire.  Let me rephrase that.  I was one of the prime warriors, now I am much more, for my Dragon has come out.  We have no need for a mate.  We are perfect as we are, Daeron bragged smugly.

Not conceited either, are you?  I asked.

I could smell the smoke as it came out of his nose at that comment.  By now, I knew that Daeron wouldn’t harm me.  Under that veneer, he was vulnerable, and that was what he was fighting to protect.  He is lucky he never got to meet Serenity or her girls.  They would have trimmed his wick.

I can see, I am not going to get any help from you.  Trust women to group together against men when the time comes, Daeron grumbled.

You were the one to come to me, as if I can do anything.  I don’t know the Elves you are talking about.  Also, did it ever occur to you that Gerolth’s daughters might not be interested in you?  I suggested.

The look of surprise on Daeron ’s face was priceless.  He blinked at me in disbelief, and then snorted, as he commented.  What is not to like?

Oh, I can think of a few, beginning with your surly attitude.  You ever think she might be of the opinion that she can do better elsewhere?  I ask.

Not likely, but then what would you know, Daeron snorted.  Then he got up from the couch and grinned; as he tossed me such a wickedly suggestive glance that it made me blush profusely.  

I can’t believe that I did that.  I am well past schoolgirl age, but I have the feeling that he could make me feel young again, if he put a little effort into it.  

Daeron’s smile widened, as he cupped my chin in his hand and looked deeply into my eyes.  With a voice made for satin sheets and dark sultry nights, he purred  You have no idea what an Elven/Dragon shifter can make you feel, or want to do.  Dream well, my Eniko, for you never know who will come to you in the night and how well loved you will feel when you wake.

Daeron then turned, and walked back out through the door he entered.  I blink, lost in the thoughts his suggestion created in the back of my mind.  Damn, I need a shower.

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Hope you enjoyed the unexpected visit. Despite him being a grouch, I kinda liked Daeron but I am looking forward to see him knocked-off a few pegs by his Life Mate, and knowing Ms. Abraham, she will be a feisty one that will put him thru his paces and make him work for everything bwahaha

Daeron hails from “The Goddess”, book 1 in the “Guardians of the Empire” series, the 2nd spin-off series after the Elven Chronicles, releasing February 4, 2018.

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Now you have an idea what we have to look forward to 😉 The beloved Elven stories M. A. Abraham entertained us with for so many years are not over with the end of the Elven Chronicles. Lots more to look forward and I for one I am very excited. I got a glimpse in both spin-off series and SQUEEEEE I can’t wait till you can join in the new adventures.

Stay tuned there will be something awesome coming your way soon here on my blog. Check back or better yet, sign up to get my posts in your inbox 😉

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Happy visit, sad goodbye

Hello and welcome!

Today is a happy/sad day for me… read on and find out why.

The moment I entered my studio, I could feel his presence.  He didn’t need to face me, for me to know who he was.  No one could fill a room with power the way Loth could, not Liessen, Daroth, or any of the other Elven Kings.  Not even the legendary Gabriel had that effect.  He knew I could sense him, and even without turning to face me, as I swung to look in his direction, I could tell he was smiling.

I knew you were here.  I told Lothrariel.

I didn’t doubt it for a moment, my beauty.  I would never try to hide my presence from you, not even if I could.  Our friendship has never been about games.  We have no need for those.  Come, sit with me by the fire, so we can talk and spend a little time together.  Lothrariel invited.

Fire?  I have no fireplace in this room.  Yet, as I look past him, I note the signs of one in the background.  There is more going on here that I don’t understand, and would like answers to.  Our relationship might not have been about games, but there was always a degree of mystery to it, as well as a sense of closeness that couldn’t be denied.  The first thing I wanted to know was where the sense of space was coming from.  This room wasn’t this large before.

No, my lady, your room is not very big, although it is charming enough.  The fireplace that you see is in my home, which is beyond the portal that I opened so you could cross into my world.  Will you come to me?  Lothrariel asked.

I smile, as Loth holds out a hand towards me, to offer his assistance, as he beckons me forward.  I move towards him, place my hand in his, and he smiles, as he notes that it is trembling.  He reassures me with his eyes that there is no danger, and nothing for me to fear, even as he escorts me across the boundary that separates our worlds.  He speaks, and his words flow around me like water, softly touching my mind like the fluttering wings of a butterfly.  I am transformed, as a dress made of gossamer in deep red covers my body, and I feel like I am floating on air.

What has happened to my winter coat that I was wearing only moments before? 

You will not need your coat here.  My home is comfortable and warm.  The fire will drive the chill from your bones, as you sit with me by the fire and ask your questions.

I can smell the fragrant scent of burning pine, hear the crackle of the flames as they dance around the logs that never seem to deteriorate.  I step closer and feel the heat from the blaze on my skin and wraps around my mind with its invitation to make myself comfortable.  It feels so good.

Within moments, I am sitting on a large comfortable seat for two.  I am holding a snifter of warmed brandy, as I relax against Lothrariel’s reclining body.  I look into his face and drown in the depths of his eyes, as I fight to remember why I came.  There was something important that I needed to ask him, but I can’t remember what.  Ah yes, there have been rumours about him and those who I have come to love in the Elven Chronicles.

I hear that you are taking your people away.  That you do not intend to return to my world.

That isn’t quite the way it is.  I am taking my people from this world, that is true, but we will return.  I have no intention of forsaking you.  We will continue to send you news about us, as we rebuild the Elven Empire, and get to know those who have come to join us.  Lothrariel explained.

Will it be so difficult that you must leave?  I ask sadly, my eyes tearing up.

My lady, do not cry, I could not bear that.  Our lands are vast, and there are surprises awaiting our attentions.  We are not as alone in this part of the world as we thought we would be.  You will find this out, as members of our people travel through what we thought were uncharted, and uninhabited lands.

Can you tell me more?  I was intrigued, despite everything.

That is not my intention, at least not yet.  I have only brought you into my home to assure you that we have not deserted you.  Lothrariel softly stated.

Then why are you going?  I don’t understand. I admit, I am puzzled by all of this.

I would shield you from the world that surrounds you, if only for a while.  I surround you with comfort, the serenity of my home, and the safety of the Elven Empire.  You are tired, rest.  Your soul thirsts for the peace your world lacks, rest easy in the knowledge that it exits here.  Relax, and dream of life as it should be lived.  I tell you that those who do not dwell in our world are not forgotten.  They are always welcome to visit, even for a short time, as we build, live, love, laugh and dwell in the arms of the Empire.

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I don’t remember much after that except the sense of well-being and serenity. I hope you enjoyed it, because I sure did. 😉

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Lothrariel, the Elven Emperor, hails from The Elven Chronicles series by M. A. Abraham. A series that I adore and was fortunate enough to be along for the journey from conception to publishing.

I didn’t really like Elven books before this series, but the world that Ms. Abraham has opened for the readers is amazing and I wish I could go in and never return, and many times I loose myself among the Elves while following their life story.

Read them yourself and you will see why I love the series so much, follow the various characters, each finding their Life Mate and happiness. Of course their life is not easy, they fight against an enemy that is formidable and cunning. Amid all the strife, the author can weave in humour and lighthearted banter that make the books very light and enjoyable. The love is palpable in the story and the bonding scenes are heart melting, the words that the Life Mates speak to each other and joins their life forces.

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I have mixed feelings about the last book of the Elven Chronicles, “Kings of the Empire”. On one hand I am looking forward excitedly to see the end of the Drazon, the ultimate evil in the Elven world who plagued the lives of so many generations of Elves and the reunification of all the Elven Kingdoms. On the other hand, I am feeling sad because my love, Lothrariel, my Elven book boyfriend, will be finally claimed by his Life Mate, S’Larea, but I will keep him mine in my heart forever; also with this book the Elven Chronicles comes to and end ;(

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For those of you who follow the Elven Chronicles, do not despair. This series will end, BUT there will be more Elven stories coming and I have to tell you, they will be awesome. One is EC: One Empire with the first book “Rising from the Ashes” releasing December 2017 and the other is The Guardians of the Empire series with the first book “The Goddess” releasing February 2018. You’ll have to thank in part M. A. Abraham’s Elven Elite Squad, the author’s street team, they voted for more to be written. They ROCK!!!

Sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. You can also sign up to my blog, I will have all the news too 😉

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

• website • Amazon • Barnes & Noble • Goodreads

One lucky reader, chosen by Sexy Mr. Random from the comments on this chat, will win a signed copy of the “Kings of the Empire”, to be announced after 3pm EST, Thursday, February 16, 2017, the release day of this book. 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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“Elven Chronicles” Celebration – part 6

Hello and welcome!

Today is the 6th and last post leading to the release of the last book in the Elven Chronicles, Kings of the Empire by M. A. Abraham on February 16, 2017.

I along with the many fans of the Elven world have connected to one character or another, cheered them with each triumph and wept at each loss they suffered in the battle with the demon horde… or laughed at their antics.

One thing that stayed constant is their absolute love for their Life Mates and I am sharing the bonding scenes in each book which are my fave in all the books.

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YOU ARE MINE, I AM YOURS, TOGETHER WE ARE ONE

Book 11 is…

INTO THE DEMONS LAIR

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I really enjoyed reading this book and the cover is beautiful, fits their story. Their journey is not easy, full of danger and were some tense moments where I sat up and was chewing my nails… and then there are the lighter moments for which Ms. Abraham is known for, where the tension is broken and I found myself laughing out loud. I was so happy for Larien when it was revealed that Rothliel is her Life Mate, a very well-matched couple in every way.

    As they lay, looking into each other’s eyes and exchanging silly grins, he spoke.

    “Larien, you are mine.”

    Larien’s smile widened, as she ran a fingertip lightly over his lips and responded.  “Rothliel, you are mine.”

    “Larien, I am yours,” Rothliel purred smugly, deep in his throat.

    Larien’s response surprised him, as she grinned and admitted.  “You most certainly are,” She then added, after a moment of hesitation, “Rothliel, you are mine.

    They exchanged a long kiss, that threatened to reignite their passions, and then, in one voice, finished.  “Together, we are one.”

    Neither Rothliel nor Larien thought about the war, for the few hours they were left alone.  There was no one there to remind them that things were not as they should be in their world.

Larien’s sister, Alyssa finds her Life Mate too in this book, but like all Eagle Claw women, she is not easy to succumb to the bond yet LOL Be prepared for a few surprises especially one that reveals something that nobody knew about in the Elven Empire and that brings hope that the Elves will be triumphant over the Demon Horde. Happy reading!

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And now onto the conclusion of the series, book 12, releasing on February 16, 2017.

KINGS OF THE EMPIRE

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This book brings happy and sad emotions for me, happy because we finally find out the outcome of the war against the demon horde and sad because it is the end of the series and my ultimate book boyfriend, Lothrariel finally bonds with his Life Mate, S’Larea…
It is a huge book with lots of happenings but I am convinced that you will not be able to put it down…

AN EPIC ENDING TO AN EPIC SERIES.

    As Lothrariel wrapped his body around his Life Mate’s, S’Larea raised her eyelids to look into his eyes, and gave a small smile of satisfaction, as she repeated their bonding words.

    “Lothrariel, you are mine.”

    They were words Lothrariel was sure he would never tire of hearing, and he repeated his.  “S’Larea, you are mine.”

    “Lothrariel, I am yours,” S’Larea murmured.

    Lothrariel looked into S’Larea’s softly glowing eyes, so filled with her love, and smiled, as he answered.  “S’Larea, you are mine.”

    “Together, we are one,” they breathed as their lips touched and blended.

on sale for $5.99 until February 17, 2017 – pre-order links

Here is your chance to grab the these two books in the series at a very low price for a limited time.

Check out this awesome trailer for the series, created by Wicked Muse

There is a Thunderclap campaign for the KINGS OF THE EMPIRE release day, your support and shares are appreciated.

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A RAFFLECOPTER giveaway is set up, running until the release day! Good luck. Click here!

There is a release party on FB on February 15-16 to celebrate the release of the “Kings of the Empire”. We will have pre-event postings and giveaways, come join in!

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Thank you for joining me in the celebration and I hope to see you next time.

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

“Elven Chronicles” Celebration – part 5

Hello and welcome!

Today is the 5th of the 6 posts leading to the release of the last book in the Elven Chronicles, Kings of the Empire by M. A. Abraham on February 16, 2017. See my post with the preorder links.

I along with the many fans of the Elven world have connected to one character or another, cheered them with each triumph and wept at each loss they suffered in the battle with the demon horde… or laughed at their antics.

One thing that stayed constant is their absolute love for their Life Mates and I am sharing the bonding scenes in each book which are my fave in all the books.

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YOU ARE MINE, I AM YOURS, TOGETHER WE ARE ONE

Book 9 is…

TRATCHARS

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The couple bonding in this book had a long time to wait until they were able to finally become Life Mates… and she had to learn the hard way that some rules are not meant to be broken.

    Ennacas swallowed and bowed to the stronger will.  She knew the Great Guardian was right and it was only a matter of time before she would give in anyway.  She also couldn’t think of a more fitting place for them to say their words of bonding than in front of the Free Land’s Talisman. 

    Endiku and Ennacas moved to face each other and, while they were still kneeling, they joined hands as they exchanged glances.  Ennacas looked contrite and Endiku looked sympathetic.  There was no smugness in either of their expressions, and this was something Ennacas decided she could accept.  Endiku spoke first.

    “From the moment my eyes met yours, I have loved you.  Ennacas, you are mine.”

    “I have waited my whole life for this moment,” Ennacas admitted, before adding.  “Endiku, you are mine.”

    “Ennacas, I am yours, body, mind and soul.  I place all that I am in your keeping.”  Endiku moved to the next stage.

    “You humble me with your gift, my heart swells with pride that you would place such faith in me.  I will never bring you shame, I will fight by your side, I will guard your back.  I will be true to the trust you have placed in me and in return I give you everything that encompasses who I am, and place it under your protection.  Endiku, I am yours, and will remain so throughout eternity.”

    As one they continued, “Together, we are one, may we never be parted.”

    Endiku lowered his face to Ennacas’ and kissed her, long, lingeringly and with all the sweetness he felt for his love.  As their lips parted he gave her a promise.  “I will make up for last night later.”

    Ennacas, with eyes that sparkled mischievously, replied.  “Promises, promises, I think you are stuffed with hot air.”

    “You may find that the wait was worth the effort,” Endiku teased.

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and book 10 is…

EARWEN’S SONG

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Make sure you stock up on tissues… This story is vying for first place with “Return of the Legend”, book 5, for me. I’be been wanting to read Eöl’s story from the time he appeared in the series, larger than life warrior, protector, with a dry sense of humour that made me crack up. I am glad fate choose Eärwen for his Life Mate. I hope you will take the journey with them, it is worth it.

    “I don’t deserve you,” Eöl declared.

    Eärwen chuckled, as she responded, “I know, but your are stuck with me anyway.”

    “Eärwen, you are mine,” Eöl spoke formally.

    “Eöl, you are mine,” Eärwen responded.

    “Eärwen, I am yours,” Eöl replied.

    “Eöl, I am yours,” Eärwen agreed.

   “Together, we are one,” they finished.

    “About time,” Eden spoke, as she walked into the room with their baby nestled in her arms.

    Eärwen’s expression grew soft and tender, her eyes glowing with love, as she held out her arms to take the child from her mother.

    As Eden settled the baby into the cradle of his mother’s arms, she smiled, as much at the look on Eöl’s face as the overall picture they made together, nestled in her daughter’s bed. [….]

    “Eöl, I would like you to meet our son.”

    “Our son,” Eöl echoed in wonder.

     Eöl was completely oblivious to the steady stream of tears coming from his eyes.  A son, they had created a miracle and he hadn’t even known about it.

99c until February 4, 2017 – buy links

Here is your chance to grab the these two books in the series at a very low price for a limited time.

Check out this awesome trailer for the series, created by Wicked Muse

There is a Thunderclap campaign for the KINGS OF THE EMPIRE release day, your support and shares are appreciated.

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A RAFFLECOPTER giveaway is set up, running until the release day! Good luck. Click here!

There is a release party on FB on February 15-16 to celebrate the release of the “Kings of the Empire”. We will have pre-event postings and giveaways, come join in!

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Thank you for joining me in the celebration and I hope to see you next Sunday.

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

“Elven Chronicles” Celebration – part 4

Hello and welcome!

Today is the fourth of the 6 posts leading to the release of the last book in the Elven Chronicles, Kings of the Empire by M. A. Abraham on February 16, 2017. See my post with the preorder links.

It has been a few years since the series started and I along with the many fans of the Elven world have been emotionally connected to one character or another, cheered with each triumph and wept at each loss they suffered in the battle with the demon horde.

One thing that stayed constant is their absolute love for their Life Mates and I am sharing the bonding scenes in each book which are my fave in all the books.

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YOU ARE MINE, I AM YOURS, TOGETHER WE ARE ONE

Book 7 is…

LUTHIEN’S SONG

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There are two couples bonding in this book… an emotionally powerful story

KING INGWËR of the Grey Elven Kingdom mated to NÁTULCIEN, a Daughter of the Sun…

    “… as our family is with us, I suggest we complete our bond now.” Nátulcien decided.
    Ingwër’s smile widened as he took her hands in his and spoke. “My love, my soul has waited for you to be completed, I seek to speak the formal words of bonding with you. Is this also your desire?”
    “It is.” Nátulcien confirmed.
    “Nátulcien, you are my heart’s desire, the reason for my life and the light of my soul. I am yours.” Ingwër answered.
    “Ingwër, for you, I hold the light. May it burn forever bright in its guidance of yours, for you are he for whom I was created. Ingwër, I am yours.” Nátulcien promised.
    “I bring you honor, as I give the same to you and your faith in my love. Your presence is a gift the creator has granted to me and mine. I will guard your light and our love will make your essence stronger through this joining. Nátulcien, you are mine.”
    “Share my eternity as I will yours. Ingwër, you are mine.” Nátulcien spoke firmly.
    As they spoke, they grew closer, never once losing eye contact or releasing their handhold. As one, they spoke the final words. “Together, we are one.”
    Ainariël and Ailumn leaned back against their Life Mates and smiled as they watched the union between Ingwër and Nátulcien. They were happy for them. As far as they were concerned, there was nothing more important in an Elf’s life than the moment they were bonded with their Soul Mate. It was a defining moment and one that completed them through eternity. This was their belief, the foundation of their lives. They had found their Life Mates early in life, their father had needed to wait for his for some reason only known to the creator. They watched as the newly joined couple exchanged a passionate kiss and when the two drew apart Haldemir teased.
    “I bet the first child will be a boy.”
    Vandamir, to be obstinate, disagreed. “A girl.”
    Nátulcien blushed as she smiled and answered. “I am a Daughter of the Sun, just like Lúthien. We can only produce female offspring.”

GOLRADIR, former King of the Free Lands mated to LÚTHIEN, a Daughter of the Sun…

    As Lúthien stood before Golradir, he reached for her and quit singing so he could speak. The children continued to chant as they formed a ring around them. They smiled happily as they held hands and skipped around and danced in the morning light.
    “Come dance with me in sunshine my love. Share with me this moment and I will bring light and happiness to your soul.” Golradir repeated the words she had spoken to him the first time they had danced in the meadow.
    As Lúthien drew closer to Golradir, he took her into his arms and danced as they had many times before and she smiled into his eyes as he raised his voice to rejoin the song the children were still singing. She didn’t hear the voices of the adult Elves as the parents of the children added their voices to their offspring, and neither heard when more voices joined them, until the entire forest rang with the sound of the ancient Elven love song.
    Round and round Golradir whirled Lúthien as they laughed into each other’s eyes and he held her closer until she was pressed tight against him and his arms encircled her waist possessively. As she stretched up to kiss his lips lightly she replied.
    “I would dance with you in sunlight for all eternity.”
    “Your wish is my dream come true.” Golradir admitted as he stepped back slightly to take her hands in his so he could lift her fingers to his lips to deliver a tender kiss.
    Without breaking eye contact, Golradir spoke. “Come speak with me the words of bonding and I will share my life and love with you. Lúthien, I am yours.”
    “In sunshine I will bathe your soul and together we will share our light and love. Golradir, I am yours.” Lúthien spoke in response.
    “In your light I have found reasons for living. Lúthien, you are mine.” Golradir sounded the words that signaled the next stage of the bonding ceremony and his heart skipped a beat it felt so full.
    “In your love I have found completion. Golradir, you are mine.” Lúthien answered.
    As one they spoke the final words. “Together, we are one.”
    Golradir quickly lowered his lips to Lúthien’s and kissed her until they were both laboring for air. When he broke off the kiss, he grinned when the sound of other voices filtered through the haze he felt surrounded them and he spoke.
    “Lúthien, you have made me the happiest Elf in the world.”
    “Really?” Lúthien grinned back as she teased. “I think I know of a few ways of improving on that.”
    Those who could hear them laughed, sounding as if they knew something Golradir didn’t when he looked at Lúthien in askance at her statement.
    Lúthien smiled wider as she broke the news she had hoped to tell Golradir privately, but knew everyone else had already guessed.
    “You see the extra bright glow that seems to beam from me?” Lúthien asked.
    “Yes,” Golradir answered as he wondered what this was about. She had worn that extra light for a while he had noticed.

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and book 8 is…

FOR THE KING AND ELVEN EMPIRE

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There are no Life Mate finding each other in this boo, but there are lots of surprises…

Elendil, Gabriel, Eden, and their children are accompanying King Elrohir and his bride to the High Elven Kingdom, by invitation of his father, King Silas. What started off as a simple trip turns into a nightmare, as the children disappear while working in the forest. Eden and Gabriel are frantic. Where are their children? Why can’t they touch their life forces? They join their talents and go on a search, calling in every resource they can, but get no results. They reach out to the Empire for help, but that is quickly brought under control when Lothrariel arrives. Unfortunately, he didn’t get there quickly enough.

At Gabriel’s command, the Kings and Queens lead their armies into the High Elven Kingdom, but it is not Gabriel who will take command; it is Lothrariel. He has regained his ancient powers and searches for answers, but a power as ancient as his has hidden the answers. Who has done this? Why?

With their parents away, the children of the Light Elven Kingdom work behind the scenes to regain the freedom of their friends. There is only one Elf who can reach the children where they are; S’Larea. When they are finished, will the High Elven Kingdom be the same?

here is my review

Just when I thought the Elven Chronicles series cannot get better, M. A. Abraham surprised me yet again. Another amazing story that shows us that there is no greater power than the power of love, the love of a parent that will move heaven & earth to rescue a child in danger, the love of a Life Mate who will bring down ANY obstacle standing in the way of reaching their soul mate or the innocent, but fierce love of children that will reach past all imaginable bounds to help their loved ones. This story brought up a whole spectrum of emotions, but the happy feeling lingers long after.

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Here is your chance to grab the next two books in the series at a very low price for a limited time.

Check out this awesome trailer for the series, created by Wicked Muse

There is a Thunderclap campaign for the KINGS OF THE EMPIRE release day, your support and shares are appreciated.

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Thank you for joining me in the celebration and I hope to see you next Sunday.

Also there will be a release party on FB on February 15-16 to celebrate the release of the “Kings of the Empire”. Come join in!

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

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