Hello and welcome!
You would not believe what happened to me last night! Read on and find out.
With my son at a sleepover, I was finding myself at a loss for something to do. With the thought of doing as little as possible, I shut down the computer, stretched out on the couch and thumbed through a list of movies I didn’t feel like watching. This wasn’t getting me anywhere. Perhaps I should read or listen to a book, but even that didn’t appeal to me. So, what was I going to do?
A light knock on the door settled my problem. Entertainment had arrived!!! Hopefully. I went to the door and open it and would have squealed in shocked delight, if a hand hadn’t shot out to cover my mouth to stop me. MARIOUS!!! The moment Marious removed his hand, he lifted a finger to his lips to signal for silence.
Marious grinned as he whispered. I have a surprise for you.
I was so excited I could have bounced. What did you bring me?
Marious chuckled as he instructed. Close your eyes and back into the apartment. I will show you in a moment.
Dare I hope? I could feel my inner-self wiggle in excitement.
I take a step back and hear the sounds of people entering the entrance area, before the door closes and the lock gives a click.
You can open your eyes now. Marious allows.
I can hear the smile in his voice and know this is going to be good. I open my eyes and notice a man that bears a strong resemblance to Marious in front of me. I look at the two of them and smile. There is a strong connection to Gabriel between them too. With a light teasing manner I comment. So it is true that the Eagle Claw lineage breeds true.
Marious and the Elf I believe to be his father laugh, then Marious answers. You know it. This is my father, Lorenth.
I quickly offer my hand in greeting, and Lorenth bows over it, before tucking it into the crook of his arm and escorting me into my living room.
I understand you are interested in hearing certain things about my illustrious brother that only we would know. Lorenth chuckled.
I am immediately interested. My readers would certainly be interested in knowing more about him.
Lorenth laughed and a dangerously amused glint appeared in his eyes. You know my stick in the mud brother used to have little or no sense of humor at all? Nor did he give me any credit for adding on to his extensive education about the members of the female sex. I had him tutored by the best.
I raised an eyebrow at Lorenth and asked. Dark Elven Squad members are the best?
Lorenth smirked as he answered, For what Gabriel needed to know, there are none better. He learned to appreciate his gifts after a few ambushes. Of course he would never admit that in public.
I smiled as I ask, You sure about your facts?
Lorenth grinned and asked, Which of many are you asking about, the Dark Elven Elite Squad? I checked them out personally during my formative years. I man needs to know how to treat a woman in bed. I am sure Eden appreciated his technique.
I doubted it, but hey, what do I know. Then again, considering how these Elven men are built, how could Eden not?
Lorenth smiles as he watches me for a few moments, then offers. If you are interested, I can send one of the Dark Elven men to teach you a few lessons for when you meet your own Life Mate. It makes life very, very interesting.
Marious clears his throat and taps his father on the shoulder. I think you are getting carried away, Dad.
Lorenth shrugs and brushes the matter off. Depends how agreeable Enikő is. Then he turns to me, What do you think? Would you like to get lessons from a Dark Elven male? I can promise you that you would be still smiling in the morning, much as the girls used to put a smile on Gabriel’s face. He was such a sourpuss.
I laugh and reply. As tempting as that sounds, I think I better forego the pleasure. But what is this about a Life Mate of my own?
Marious sighs and mumbles, Sagan is going to kill you.
Sagan? I can’t help but wonder what the alien god has to do with this. I open my mouth to ask and I hear pounding on the door, followed by a voice much like Lorenth. Lorenth, are you in there spreading lies to our friend?
Marious grins maliciously as he opens his mouth to answer. Lorenth gives him a warning look and his smile turns smug as he mouths a reply. You are so busted, Dad.
Lorenth shoots Marious a look of knowing and replies. You ratted me out, you miserable fink. You are such a dead Elf.
Marious chuckles as he replies. Bite me. He then called out. In here Uncle Gabriel, I tried to stop him, but you know Dad.
The door flies open and Gabriel walks through. There is s menacing look on his face. The last time you did anything like this I spent three days dangling from a tree. I am not going to let you get away with it again.
Marious murmured from the side of his mouth at his father. Busted, big time.
Lorenth doesn’t look like he cares much as he smiles at Gabriel and spreads out his hands. We have barely had time to say hello.
You told her about the Elite guards, didn’t you? Gabriel growled.
Me? Lorenth asked innocently.
A moment later, Gabriel slung Lorenth over his shoulder and walked out of the room with him. Marious snickered as he watched the two brothers walk out of the apartment. I look at Marious and ask. What is going to happen?
Marious laughed and answered. The last time Dad pulled something like this, Gabriel told him that he was going to tie him to the underside of the back end of a horse.
I nearly choke at the image that brings up, then look up at Marious with an incredulous expression. Gabriel isn’t serious.
Marious laughs as he walked out of the apartment, and before he closed the door, he promised. I will send pictures, although don’t expect them to last long before they disappear. If Gabriel finds out about those, Dad will have company.
As you probably know by now, the Elves are unpredictable and I never know when and how they will come by. I love every minute of their shenanigans.
Check out book 1 in the Elven Legends series by M. A. Abraham releasing October 20, 2020 and find out about Gabriel and Lorenth.
The moment Gabriel’s father, Tyrian, looks upon his son he knows the child is destined for greatness. It is something he is determined to train him well for, as he knows the Fates never give gifts of this magnitude without a reason.
Danaë, Gabriel’s mother knows her mate well enough to fear for the way he will teach their son. Tyrian isn’t the only one aware of the heavy hand of the Fates. She does as well and is determined to shield him from the harsh road he will be forced to travel. It is a dream that will be denied when she is killed in battle when Gabriel is only six.
It is the beginning of Gabriel’s climb to power and how he comes to be known as the fiercest warrior in the Elven lands. He is both feared and respected by friend and foe alike. In war Elven Warriors shout their battle cry, ‘Eagle Claw’ as they race to attack their enemies. Their enemies quake at the sound as they know who they will soon face. He is Gabriel, High Lord General of the Combined Elven and Fae Armed forces, and he has no equal in the land.
You can read Chapter 1, click here.
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Gabriel is one of the most favoured characters in the Elven Chronicles and his followers will be delighted in learning more about him and his past.
If you are not a fan yet of Ms. Abraham’s Elven stories, I hope you will give the series a try and become one too.
My review: 5 stars
I really loved the book and finding out more about Gabriel, it really gives a better understanding of him. I cried reading how he cared about his men after the battle, when he stopped and talked to the dying Elf. Loved seeing Marious again, he was my first love in the Chronicles. Spending time in the Elven Empire is like going home.
To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of ‘The Eagle Claw Legend’ to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on release day after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!
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