My Chat with Ilénè … and Kestriel?

Hello and welcome!

I had plans, but as usual the Elves had other ideas… see what happened earlier today 😀

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I look up from my editing as a knock sounds from my door. Before I have time to respond, the most beautiful woman I have ever seen saunters through the doorway. Wait a moment… I locked that door. This tells me it is another of MA’s characters, which should be interesting at the very least. She is an Elf, I can tell by the pointed ears and the number of weapons she carries like so much jewelry on her. She has dark hair that falls in waves down her back and past her waist, her complexion is luminous, her lips are full and red, her body is firm and toned with curves all in the right places. And she is dressed in some sort of uniform, or at least part of one. This tells me she is definitely a Dark Elven Elite Warrior.

My mystery guest looks at me with a sultry expression and, in a voice that I would kill for, asks. Enikő?

I let the husky, full-throated sound flow through me with appreciation before I answer. I am Enikő. I can tell this woman is used to being in command by the way she quickly takes over.

I am Ilénè, my guest announces in a matter of fact tone, then adds. I have a gift for you. A few friends and I went shopping. We also had something special made up for you. I think you are going to like what is in the box.

Ilénè walks into the room with a rolling gait that I know would make most men’s eyes immediately focus on her hips, and I quickly begin to clear the top of my desk. I get the feeling that anything liquid or breakable better get moved out of the way fast. I am right. I barely manage to get this done when Ilénè places a big box on the top of the desk and over any other paperwork I hadn’t been given time to gather. I hope nothing gets mixed up amongst the papers, especially the manuscript I was working on. The pages of the book under the box aren’t numbered and if they get mixed up it could be a nightmare to figure out.

The moment Ilénè drops the box on my desk she looks at me expectantly. I look at the large garment box, then at the excited gleam in Ilénè’s eyes and ask. If I untie the ribbon, will something pop out at me? I know from reading about Ilénè that she has a fun loving personality. She also hangs around with questionable characters, mainly the Eagle Claw twins. This means anything can happen.

Ilénè chuckles, and promises, This is not a practical joke.

I notice that the bow on top is as much for decoration as anything else. The cover of the box just slips off of the bottom. I place the top of the carton to the side and see what looks like half of a ton of white tissue paper inside of the bottom half. Alright, so I exaggerate a bit, but not by much. It doesn’t take me long to notice that there is a smaller box in the middle. I open it to find a pair of red stilettos. They are gorgeous, but I will kill myself if I ever try to wear them. How do girls walk in them? Give me Birkestocks or barefoot is even better. I look further into the box and then pull out a red costume. I figure it must be a costume, either that or someone forgot to pack part of the outfit into the box.

Ilénè laughs joyously as I look for more pieces to add to the clothing, then speaks. There is no more. We heard you were planning to take a trip to our lands and wanted to make you feel welcome. To do this, we have made you an honorary Dark Elven Elite Guardian. Welcome to the group.

I stammer. I don’t know what to say. Thank you doesn’t seem quite enough to cover it.

A moment later another knock sounds and Ilénè calls out. Come in if your nose is clean, stay out if it isn’t.

An Elven male walked through the doorway and I feel my knees weaken. He is blonde with hair that is every bit as long as Ilénè’s. He is wearing a blue coat with gold buttons and braiding. He is also drop-dead gorgeous.

Ilénè smiles, as the man stiffly walks into the room and she bursts out in laughter at his awkward movements. Enikő, meet my Life Mate, Kestriel.

I smile as I greet him. How do you do, Kestriel. I know he is a High Elf, so I figure I need to be a bit more formal in my greeting.

Kestriel nods at me in acknowledgement, then turns his attention to Ilénè. What did you do to my pants? They are so stiff they threaten to crack if I try to bend. I also can’t get them off.

Ilénè’s smile widens, as she replies. I am not sure. Cambria gave me something to help hold the creases in place.

Kestriel looks at me apologetically, then bellows at Ilénè. Do you have any idea how uncomfortable this is?

Feigning innocence, Ilénè responds. I would have starched them for you, but you weren’t happy about my efforts when I starched your last bit of laundry.

Kestriel grouched. Those were my shorts. I may be wearing that rash they gave me for another week.

Ilénè looks so pleased with her handiwork, as she agrees and asks. Would you like me to kiss it better?

Kestriel suddenly stiffens visibly. Then, with a nod, he picked Ilénè, slung her over his shoulder, and headed for the exit. As he moved forward he bade me farewell, but I could tell his mind was on other things.

Ilénè smiled as she waved goodbye, as she hung upside down across Kestriel’s shoulder, then called out. I will tell Cambria you loved your gifts. In the meantime, I believe I am being taken away to receive my just punishment for deeds I plan to work harder to improve upon. Ilénè then winks.

As the door of my office closes, I can hear Kestriel’s hand connect with Ilénè’s leather clad rear. It is followed by Ilénè’s shriek, then a giggle.

I look down at the red leather outfit that I am still holding in my hands and wonder that it is still there. The same uniform looked stunning on Ilénè, but …

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I hope you enjoyed the ‘chat’, I know I did 😀

Ilénè and Kestriel are from THE WARRIOR, book 4 in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham.

Ilénè is a Dark Elven Elite warrior of repute, one who knows her worth. She has led her father’s elite squad for the last one hundred years, but she is getting tired of the constant drill. She has decided it is time to settle down and have a family. The question is with whom?

Kestriel was raised in the way of the ancient High Elven people, and he serves as one of the Guardians of the Empire. It is an honour and one he appreciates to the fullest. He has no intentions of soiling his hands on an Elven female of questionable repute. Until he meets Ilénè.

The moment Kestriel meets Ilénè, he knows he has met his Life Mate. The trouble with this is that he grew up with the impression that it was the male who should be the aggressor in a budding relationship, not the woman. What is a poor Elven Dragon shifter to do?

My review: 5-stars
I loved Ilénè ever since she appeared in the series. A warrior I admire not only for her skills but the way she treats her close friends. Kestriel was a surprise, a High Elf mated to a Dark Elf? I had to read this story. His patience is what made me love him, she puts him through his paces. They find their HEA, but not without a few bumps. 5-star read as usual, the author puts her signature twists in at the least expected times.

You can read chapter 1 here.

I know you will enjoy it too, I hope you will give the series a chance.

There will be a 3-day event on Facebook to celebrate the release of The Warrior, come and join in! Follow the link. Awesome author and narrator spotlights on August 14 and 15. On August 13, M. A. Abraham will have contests and games from 12pm to 8pm. There is also a Rafflecopter Giveaway ending in 2 days, so make sure you enter.

To celebrate the brand new release. Ms. Abraham is giving away an ebook copy of The Warrior. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments after 3pm on Thursday, August 13, 2020.

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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

Here is the link to Smashwords Elven Chronicles series page.

If you are new to my blog or have missed the chats here on the blog with many of the Elves, see what shenanigans they were up to over the years by following this link, My chats with the Elves.

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My Chat with Talus … and … SQUEEEE

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who dropped by today! SQUEEEEE

Read on and find out…

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I look at my watch as I leave the office and give a groan. Damn, I am almost two hours late for my interview with Talus. This wasn’t supposed to have happened. Something tells me I am going to have to reschedule, if he will even talk to me after this. There are times I hate these rush projects that get pushed onto to me at work.

Without knowing why I should even bother, I walk through the door into my interview studio and stop short. Well hello, handsome, I think as I see an Elf reclining on my couch. He looks so relaxed, so… scratch the following thought….

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Talus? I ask, as he rises to meet me.

Lady Eniko! A crooked grin crosses Talus’ face.

I would have thought you would have given up on my returning a long time ago. I comment and I can’t stop my eyes wonder across his wide chest, then I force them up to meet his amused eyes.

I have learned patience during my wait for my Life Mate. Talus explains. Some of us need more of that than others. You are right about one thing though my time here is limited. I can only stay here for a short time. I can and will offer you a treat though.

I am open to possibilities, as many occur to me. Perhaps a wish? Would he consider taking me with him? Can he travel through time as well as space? I am thinking about Loth, for some reason.

Talus laughs, as he shamelessly reads my thoughts and answers, I am so sorry, those are all answers I can’t give you.

I let my eyes drop in disappointment and they linger as they follow the way his leather pants caress his bottom. A girl has got to love these Elven visits. They don’t even mind when people admire their form, not that this is what I am doing…. Yes, I am, so sue me.

So what treat are you offering? I ask curiously.

Talus hands me a set of leathers and, as I take them from his hands, I notice they are lined with fur. I look at him in question, and he grins anew. If you hurry, we can get in a quick dragon flight. Are you interested?

AM I INTERESTED? I doubt if I have ever changed clothing so quickly before in my life, much to his amusement. As far as I was concerned he could laugh all he wanted, I was going riding on the back of a Dragon. People, eat your hearts out.

An hour later we return to the sight of another Dragon waiting beside my place. I look around to see if anyone else can see him as he sits by the building, but no one seems to notice. Again, I can feel Talus laughing at me from his Dragon form.

While in your realm, we are concealed with a spell. Talus informs me then asks, Would you like to meet my friend?

Duh, you think? I wasn’t about to voice that thought. I would love to.

As I dismount, a glow forms around the two Dragons and I am faced with two drop dead gorgeous Elves. One is Talus, but the other… Oh yes! I am in love.

Lady Eniko, I would like to introduce you to my friend. He has only a moment, but promises to return to speak to you at a later time. Talus is close to laughing as I am sure my mouth is open. This is one seriously hot Elf.

Does your friend have a name? I ask.

The reply is quick, as the Elf we are talking about bows and smiles. I stifle a gasp. MINE! Hands off! MINEMINE!!!

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T’Harris. The gorgeous Elf introduces himself, takes my hand and presses a light kiss on it. He turns to his friend and speaks in a low husky tone. I was sent to bring you back to the Empire, things are happening that you need to know about. We have all been summoned to meetings by both Lariel and King Gerolth. Then turning to me, Lady Eniko, it has been my pleasure. Please accept my apologies for the short stay. Another time perhaps, when you have time and it isn’t so pressing for us.

All I do is nod. As the two Guardians shift back into their Dragon forms, I add, I will make sure I have the time when you do.

A moment later, they are gone. I stand there stunned until I gain the ability to move, then sit down hard on the couch, fanning my face. I really do hate these rush jobs, if it weren’t for them, I would have had so much more time to spend with DRAGONS!!! I wish they could whisk me away too.

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Well? What do you think? Wasn’t this awesome? I do love when the Elves highjack the chats. I never know the surprise they spring on me 😀

Talus hails from “The Priestess“, book 3 of the Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham, releasing on February 20, 2020. If you are not familiar with the series, it is a spin off set in the distant future after the Elven Chronicles and One Empire.

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Britallia hides secrets from her people, even as she leads them as their Princess Priestess. She is an Elf. She keeps her hair in a style that always covers the points of her ears, but she can’t hide what she is from others like her.
Talus is one of the chosen, an Elven Prince who has earned the right to be part of the squadron of Elven/Dragon shifters that guard the Elven Empire. He, like his brethren, have been in Dragon form for too long, and have lost a part of his heritage to the character he becomes.

It takes one look for these two unlikely mates for them to recognize each other for what they are, Life Mates. The question is, can she tame his Dragon, or will she be bound to forever love half an Elf?

You can preorder now or get it on release day, here are the buy links

Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU • Kobo • iBooks • B&N • Smashwords

Read Chapter 1 here

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

My review: 5 stars
Expect lots of changes on both sides of the mountain. Adventure, excitement, with happy moments and not so happy moments, this book will not leave you bored, and don’t forget the signature twists the author likes to throw in. Happy reading!

Look at the beautiful print book cover, Cora Graphics did an amazing job as usual.

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The awesome thing in buying the paperback is that it has a bonus short story included, An Elven Love Song, which is Matrium and Gaylon’s story.

Check out the rest of the books in the series.

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THE GUARDIANS OF THE EMPIRE – 12-book series
( … and whatever short stories I can manage to convince MA to write 😉 … )

A sequel to the ‘Elven Chronicles’ and ‘One Empire’ series.

There are twelve Elves who have proven their worth over the Millennium. They have won the right to shift into Dragons, so they have become Guardians of the Elven Empire. They have won this honor through valor, might and compassion. They are prime Elves, the sons of Kings, but they have been alone for too long, without the hope of meeting their Life Mates. Because of this, they are beginning to lose their identities. They live their lives for duty, as they fly patrols around the borders of the boundary Emperor Lothrariel and his Kings created to keep the Empire safe. But, one day at a time, they are beginning to succumb to their Draconian half. It is time something was done to stop this, and their leader, King Gerolth, has set a plan in place to take care of this problem.

Somewhere in the Elven worlds there are Life Mates for these Guardians, and King Gerolth is determined that they will be found, before it is too late.

The Goddess – book 1 available now!

The Princess – book 2 available now!

An Elven Love Song – novella available now!

More coming and I will be making announcements as I get the news. In the meantime, 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 and get the post directly to your email. 😉

To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of The Priestess 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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My Surprise Chat with Thieron

Hello and welcome!

I got another surprise visit, a good one I have to say. Read on and find out who popped in for a chat.

Bet you thought I wouldn’t arrive in time.

I hear a man’s voice coming from behind me as I insert the key into the lock on the door of my office. My first thought is, is he talking to me? I turn to see a tall blonde drop dead gorgeous Elf. YES! Definitely for me.

I thought M.A. told you I would be arriving at around this time, The male Elf looks slightly apologetic.

It strikes me then that there was supposed to be a conversation between M.A. and I, but I got busy with meetings, then she was busy and, next thing we knew, it was time for me to head for home before the boss thought I was looking for more things to keep me busy. Who would have thought what needed to be discussed was this pressing. She usually gives me more warning than this, the woman can’t keep a secret worth beans.

We never got to discuss much of anything lately. We have been busy, I offer as an excuse. I am having a bit of a problem keeping my mind focused on the conversation I am supposed to be having with this Elf as he is standing barely a foot in front of me wearing nothing but suede pants and a pair of boots. He smells of the deep forest and his hair is hanging in long swathes down to his hips… and what hips they are, tapering down from a very lickable chest… so shoot me… I am a living, breathing female with twenty twenty vision.

Would you like me to come back at another time? He asks.

No, we are good, come inI invite. I then realize how cold it is outside and he is standing before me without a coat on. Not that I mind, but he has to be freezing. It is the next thing I say, You must be half frozen.

This isn’t bad, you should feel what it is like where M.A. lives. That is worth putting on a shirt for. Also, as you two never got to talk about my visit, you won’t know who I am. My name is Thieron.

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I thought as muchI admit. I recognize you from your posters … which is currently hanging up over my bed, I am not about to tell him that though.

I thought about bringing Talus with me, but he is too busy panting after Britallia at the present, Thieron confided.

I read about that, I snicker, as I taken off my coat to hang it up.

When M.A. told me what you said after you read about my treatment at the hands of the Eagle Claw children and their friends, I figured I would come and collect your offer, Thieron announced with a grin.

Collect? What offer? I stop and look at Thieron in surprise. Things are moving too quickly here, I am having trouble keeping up. This has got to be M.A.’s influence, she is always throwing me curves.

Yes! You don’t remember? My hug? Thieron smiles widely as he holds out his arms.

How can I resist? Doesn’t everyone want to hug someone that smells of evergreen trees? No, the physique doesn’t really matter… much.

I wrap my arms around Thieron’s waist and lay my head on his well-defined chest and resist an urge to taste … well … maybe I did manage to sneak a quick flick of the tongue. 😉 He enfolds me in his arms and I sigh. Yes, I definitely love the smell of pine trees.

When he lets me go, he is grinning and his eyes are full of mischief while he passes on a few messages.

Cambria sends her regards.

Cambria? Why? I can’t imagine what she might send to me.

I watch Thieron turn and walk to the outside door. DAYUM he even looks good from behind. He returns with something wrapped in vines and decorated with flowers. Definitely the work of a woman. He drops whatever is tied up onto the floor and I hear a voice give a squeak of protest as it lands hard on the ground. I feel my eyes widen as I ask, Is someone in there?

Thieron chuckles and replies, Unfortunately, I have to take it back with me when I leave or the Dark King won’t be pleased. He is apt to have words with us as it is.

What have the two of you done? I gasp.

Thieron speaks a few words and a young boy picks himself off the floor and launches himself at Thieron as he goes on the attack. He stops as he gets one warning, Cambria told me what spell to use to hang you from the trees as you did to me. Now, be a gentleman and say what you should to Lady Eniko.

The young Elf turns to me, bows and speaks, I am honored to be in your home.

Don’t you feel somewhat contrite about how you and the Eagle Claw children treated poor Thieron? I ask.

The boy smiled smugly winking at me while he declares The Eagle Claws motto says it best, For the King and Elven Empire. Serena is our Princess and it is our responsibility to protect her.

So why have you brought him here? I wonder.

Just to let him know, with an impartial witness, that payback can be brutal, Thieron laughs aloud, as he waves farewell. He picks up the young Elf and walks out the door. I watch from the window, he looks around and turns into a Dragon. As the young Elf turns to run from him, Thieron catches the seat of his pants in his teeth and warns, I wouldn’t thrash about too much if I were you, material has been known to tear and then where would you be? Then took to the air.

I shake my head and chuckle. Never boring around M.A.’s Elves, that’s for sure. I didn’t get to ask him any of my usual nosy questions, maybe next time.

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I hope you enjoyed this visit too.

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Thieron hails from the just released, THE PRINCESS, book 2 in the Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham.

With the help of her sister, Chania, Serena managed to escape from their father. She will not be held captive, not by someone that wants to mate her to one of his prime Dragon shifters, not even if the man is an Elven Prince. She refuses to settle for anyone but A true Life Mate.Thieron returns home from a mission, only to find he has to go out again. This is not what he had planned, and he is not happy about being sent to the Elven Empire to chase down a spoiled Elven Princess who won’t listen to reason.They are both surprised, when they meet face to face to find that they are Life Mates, but it is never that simple with a Light Elven maiden, especially when she has recruited others to help keep her safe.

My review: 5 stars
The series will be epic. “The Princess” was just as good as the previous book with the twists, the humour that the fans are accustomed to from the author. Serena really put Thieron thru his paces but in the end he does get his Life Mate he’s been waiting for and I say it was about time. Poor Thieron! I want to hug him.

Read Chapter 1 here

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Look at the beautiful print book cover, Cora Graphics did an amazing job as usual.

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Buy links: AmazonUS • AmazonCA • AmazonUK • AmazonAU • Kobo • iTunes • B&N • Smashwords

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To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham will gift one of you an ebook copy of THE PRINCESS. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner from the comments after 3pm EST on Monday, March 4, 2019. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Cover Release – Standing in the Light by M. A. Abraham

Hello and welcome!

So excited to be the one to reveal the cover for the next book in the One Empire Series by M. A. Abraham.

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Cover design by Cora Graphics

Just as the yearly Celebration of Light comes to an end, the Kings of the Empire are ordered to travel to the city of Torendal by the Fates. A barely recovered Eden and Gabriel travel to the city as well, for she has been ordered to serve as the voice for the Great Guardian when the time is right.

The Kings wonder what task would take the talents of every leader in the Empire to accomplish, but they don’t hesitate to answer the call. What will their quest be this time, or will it be one? They can’t help but wonder how some of those from the Kingdoms that are in disarray will arrive in time as well. No one knows the answers to any of their questions. The only thing they can be certain of is the sense of destiny that is winding around their conscious beings and whatever awaits them, will catapult the Empire into a new era.

Release date is May 31, 2019.

I had a chance to read the ARC and it was a great read as usual. It was fun to see the next generation of younglings at work and they are even more mischievous than their parents and grandparents were. Those of you who read the Elven Chronicles will remember the good times 😉 I got a kick out of their antics and was commiserating with the now grown children who were missing the good times. It is quite a challenge the Great Guardian is giving the Elves, but I know they are up to the task and I am looking forward to see how they fare in the next books. All in all is a feel-good story, full of hope and a promise of a bright future.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

In the meantime, if you have not read the previous books, you can catch up.

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Buy links for the first 3 books in the series:

Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU

Kobo • iTunes • B&N • Smashwords

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My Chat with Endural… and Eöl and Askandar? o_O

Hello and welcome!

Once again the Elves do whatever they want, they show up and hijack my blog… and I LOVE IT 😀

Read on and see what happened earlier…

I look at my watch to see if I had messed up the time of the meeting, but no, everything was as it should be. Except, my guest isn’t coming like he said he would, or he is very late. Considering who it is and the beliefs of his people, I find this rather shocking. I also have to wonder if King Askandar will allow him to get away with what he has done? That, I can’t see happening.

Sure enough, about the time I decide that nothing is going to happen, I hear a knock at the door. A second one follows immediately after the first, just before I hear the sound of Eöl’s voice and … giggles? From Eöl? Can’t be… I open the door to reveal two Elves sporting grins the size of Canada. This undoubtedly means they have been up to no good.

We come bearing gifts, Eöl snickered, as he led the way into the room.

Sure enough, there is a long cylindrical package made up by a blanket is being carried into the room by Eöl and Askandar. Now what are those two up too? I can hear the muffled sounds of someone trying to talk from within the confines of the material, but I can’t make out the words. I can also tell that whoever is rolled into the center is trying to worm his way free from his bindings.

Please tell me you haven’t hogtied my guest, I tsk.

No problem, Askandar chuckled, We can keep a secret.

I thought Ancient Elves were more serious than this, I gasp at Askandar’s flippant remark.

Askandar and Eöl exchange a look of amusement, and then burst out laughing. Unfortunately for whoever is in the blanket, they lose their grip on him and he hits the floor with a thump.

A moment later, I see Endural roll out of the bedroll, as he begins to brake free from his bonds. As he rips the duct tape from over his mouth, I wince. Even as I grin, I can’t help but admire the view, he is one hot Elf.

While I check out the Elves in front of me, Endural takes a moment to look around to check on where he has been taken. It doesn’t take him long to realize that he is no longer in the Elven Empire. His first words are pretty standard, for a man that has been Elfnapped. Where are we and who do we have the pleasure of meeting? Is she a part of your asinine antics, or another innocent bystander that you two decided to involve?

Endural, Askandar grinned, as he ignored his brother’s mood, I would like to introduce you to Lady Eniko.

I stifle a sigh, as I smile and hold out my hand, Welcome to my studio, Endural.

The pleasure of meeting you goes beyond my powers to express, Endural immediately turns on the charm, as he bows and brings my hand to his lips.

Please, sit down and talk with me, I invite.

What would you like to talk about? Endural wonders. The Eagle Claw wannabee twins standing there, kidnapped me from my work and brought me to you. I have to admit, I am a little lost.

Well, you did agree to do a small interview, as I remember it, I remind him.

Not like this though, Endural waves at the materials they had used to truss him up with.

Granted, I agree, Their methods are rather unorthodox.

As to that, perhaps I can help you a little, I offer. I am not exactly sure how, but I have to admit, I feel a little sorry for the frazzled Elf before me. He has a long time to wait for his Life Mate to grow up. I look at Eöl and can’t help but begin by taking him to task over his comment.

I don’t remember Gabriel and Eden trying very had to keep Endiku away from Ennacas during her formative years, but I rather wonder if this has anything to do with the fact that he is your daughter’s future Life Mate? Are you trying to be difficult?

Probably, Eöl admitted unrepentantly.

I thought so, I smirk. Come with me Endural, I know how to fix their little red wagons.

You would do something like that? All three men chorus together.

I smile smugly and nod, first at Askandar and Eöl, and then at Endural. Askandar and Eöl look at me in disbelief and then Endural, who is wearing the most awestruck look I have ever seen on a man’s face. He tosses a wide smile at the two in front of him as he walks up to me and offers me his arm to escort me out of the room. It would have been perfect, if he wouldn’t have looked back at them and stuck out his tongue.

I didn’t say anything, but I got the impression this was going to be fun.

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We did have a good chat with Endural, lots of laughter too.

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Endural hails from Spirit of the Light, book 2 in the ONE EMPIRE series by M. A. Abraham releasing on January 7, 2019.

The main objective of the quest has been achieved, now the Fates had set the chosen Elves on the second part of the task. Now, it is time to face the journey back home and they are to bring the Kings of this long forgotten part of the Empire to meet with the others at the Counsel of Kings table.

There are hidden dangers to face, things which only the Elves they have found encased in the castle at the far end of the Empire know how to break through. To get home, it will take the combined talents of the Ancients, as well as those of the new generation to get past.

Old Kingdoms will be brought back from the brink of extinction, while Elves from different times and cultures find Life Mates and face the challenges it takes to return to where it all began. In the meantime, those in the established parts of the Elven Empire gather, to celebrate their time of Light and Life.

I love this cover so much, isn’t it gorgeous? Cora Graphics does amazing work.

Read Chapter 1 here.

I am so excited for you to read it, I loved it. Add it to your TBR list on Goodreads!

one of my fave parts: “As they moved apart, S’Larea spoke, even as her eyes blazed white, “The future shines bright, for the Empire has been joined. The past becomes the present. The lands are united. Peace reigns. Our peoples smile. It is truly a time of celebration. Our children know the way of it, for they are our guides and the spirits of the light.”

My review: 5 stars
A fun story where the readers joins back with the group of young Elves selected by the Fates on the journey that started in “Hidden Kingdoms”, and continues in this one. It was intense to say the least, battles, wins and losses, some good news and there are the signature shenanigans too that will bring on a chuckle or ten. I can’t wait for the next instalment.

Buy Links Smashwords (only this so far, but check the author’s website for other sites, they will be added as they come available)

Make sure you read the previous 2 books as the story arc continues throughout the series.

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To celebrate the upcoming release on Monday, January 7th. Ms. Abraham will gift one of you an ebook copy of Spirit of the Light. Sexy Mr. Random will pick the winner on Monday after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Hidden Kingdoms by M. A. Abraham

Hello and welcome!

A new release from M. A. Abraham! CONGRATS MA!

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

Now that the bulk of the work is done, the Oracles have called upon members of the younger generation to go on a Quest. It is time to free the High King of the Ancients at the furthest end of the Empire. To do this, they will have to travel through parts of the empire that everyone thought was nothing more than wild and empty territory. This, however, is not the case. What they are about to find will challenge their skills in many ways.

Come with them as they travel through this perilous land to find out if they can successfully free the Ancient King from his jail. If they do, will they return with him unchanged?

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I am so excited for you to read it, I loved it.

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My review:
5 stars
An exciting new adventure in the spin-off series, One Empire, that leads us Elfanatics further into the Elven Empire, following the select group chosen by the Fates from the younger generation, going beyond the borders and finding the Hidden Kingdoms. The usual twists and humorous bantering between the friends will delight you and keep you reading page after page.

You can read a chapter here.

Make sure you read book 0.5, a short story available in ebook format, Rising from the Ashes, before Hidden Kingdoms.

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Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

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!

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!

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