A surprise walk into the past

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe just happened to me yesterday. Read on!

The ambience that surrounds an arched doorway made of leafy vines beckons to me from the middle of a hedge while I am taking a walk and I can’t figure the attraction. As I look around, I notice no one else seems to be able to see it. This can mean only one thing, I am getting an invitation to visit the Elven Empire. I look around to see if anyone is paying attention to this area, or me but no one is. So, as I walk past the spot, I quickly step through and into the most beautiful setting I could imagine. There are star flowers lining the side of a walkway, cherry trees in full bloom to the side, massive oaks and sentinel trees reaching high into the sky, flowers of every color imaginable, and in the middle of it all is a massive fountain with statues of a wolf family in the middle. Beside it stand a man and a woman embracing.

It takes a moment for whomever these people are to notice me standing awkwardly watching them. There is so much love surrounding them, not only just between them but in everything that surrounds them. It is as if whatever has been done in this setting has been carefully planned to show how much they care. It fills my heart to near bursting with yearning. I give a sigh and feel the presence of another, Athïan. My love is also here.

I want you to meet a friend of mine, and a friend that you didn’t get to meet in person from your world, Fran and Geraint. Athïan speaks as he takes me into his arms to exchange a very satisfying kiss. I have been missing you.

As I have you, I admit.

I then notice that Fran and Geraint are watching us, and I smile.

The moment they know that our attention is on them, they come forward, and Geraint speaks. Welcome to our home. Enikő, I would like you to meet Fran, she has wanted to meet you for a while now, but we have been rather involved.

Fran smiles at me and I can see that she is truly happy. I used to wait to see what you were going to post next. You were always so full of life it lifted my spirits.

We all loved getting wolf pictures for you, it was almost like a contest who could get the best. I miss chatting with you and miss your ‘Fran-speak’. I admitted while hugging her. Sorry we didn’t meet as we hoped.

Geraint has made sure I don’t need pictures anymore. Fran follows her comment with a huge smile as eight half grown wolf puppies’ swarm around her legs.

Geraint smiles fondly as he comments. The Fates have been kind to give me a Life Mate that loves the same things I do. I don’t know what I would do without my love.

Fran looks lovingly at Geraint and adds, Or I without mine. And, I understand that you are one of the reasons this has come to pass. I want to thank you. I can’t imagine being happier, and maybe one day we will get to spend more time together.

The smile I am wearing wanes as I reply. You mean this is over?

It is not time for you to leave your part of the world, but it will come. You must realize that you are out of time here, this is in your past and you can only spend a few moments. Athïan explains.

I sigh, as I understand what they mean. In real time Athïan and I haven’t even met yet. But, we will, and this is what counts.

As I give and receive hugs from everyone, and take a moment to pet the wolves, Athïan gathers an armful of Star flowers, and when I am finished, he gives me one last kiss before I have to leave.

I then walk back into the world I live in and wonder at what had just happened. Was it real? Was I imagining everything?

I continue to walk as I realize it couldn’t have been, for in my arms there are dozens of fragrant blooms that weren’t there before, and I smile.

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I hope you enjoy my adventures.

Fran and Geraint are hailing from “To Love and Elven Healer“, book 2 in To Love A Elf series by M. A. Abraham. Their book just released on April 20, 2021 and I have to tell you, it is an emotional story especially because it is dedicated to a dear friend who we lost a few years ago.

In memory of the Wolf Lady!

Geraint, an Elven Healer has been told his Life Mate is in the Human world. He has come too late, for Fran has been dead for several years already. This will not deter him from claiming the love he was born to cherish and protect. With the help of an Elven wizard, he plans to travel back in time for her.

Fran has just been told she has cancer. She faces her bleak future stoically, determined to do what she feels best for her children. She hadn’t counted on Geraint coming into her life. As determined as she is to live her last days for her children, he is to hold her to his heart and in his arms. To do this, she must agree to leave her world for his.

Is it really possible? To those who believe with all their heart and soul anything is possible.

Read chapter 1 here !

The story is part of Spring Fling 2021 (Twist of Fate), an anthology including stories from C.A. King, Shaunna Rodriguez and A.E. Clint.

Some will win and some will lose. Only a twist of fate will tell the tale.

Spring is in the air and so is romance. New love will bloom, but will it last or will it fade like a flower? Is it a no strings attached fling, or will there be undeniable feelings?

The sky is blue, flowers are in bloom filling the air with tantalizing scents of Spring and love. Sometimes all it takes is a little nostalgia and the brush of a hand, the scent of a woman or his warm breath against her neck; to spark a flame.

Can an assistant finally catch her boss’s eye? Will the guy finally get the girl his heart is longing for? So many questions, So many possibilities.

What better time to have a fling than in Spring?

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The series is about Elves searching for their Life Mates and finding them in the human world.

Book 1. To Love An Elven Lord is my story, I got my very own Life Mate ❤

Raith is tasked to look for Life Mates in the human world. The moment he sees Enikő he knows she was the one he had been sent to find for Athiän. The first thing Raith did was to send for his friend.

Enikő’s meets Athiän at her only child’s wedding and the attraction is strong and real. The only problem is, he is half her age. She doesn’t want to come across to the world like a cougar, yet she can’t keep her distance.

Athiän is a High Elven Lord in charge of a vast area deep in the wilds of a mountain range. Athiän has searched the Elven Empire over for his Life Mate but she is not there. He knows he has one. Then Raith summons him, Athiän’s Life Mate has been found. The moment he looks into her eyes, he knows it is true. Only question is, can he persuade Enikő that their love is real?

Read Chapetr 1 here !

It is part of THE BOOK OF LOVE: A Multi-Author Interlude (TWIST OF FATE 2021) alongside stories from Shaunna Rodriguez, Carrie Weston, Crystal StClair, Margaret Malory, and K.T. Brown.

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

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

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There will be a few more of the Elfanatics chosen to find their Elven Life Mates. Once the covers are created for them, they will be revealed here on the blog.

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

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Kaina

Hello and welcome!

Continuing from yesterday… if you missed it, go read it first 😉

I just had enough time to straighten up the apartment a little, set up the espresso machine, and change before Kaina rapped at the door. I have to admit, she was nothing like I expected. Sure, Kaina was every bit as drop dead beautiful as Ranish had told me, but she didn’t put on airs as I thought she might. After all, Kaina is a Queen.

Kaina breezed through the door wearing an ordinary pair of jeans and a tee shirt that read, “Bite me”. There was nothing ominous about that. I will only admit to a slight twinge of jealousy that she has a figure that men would drool over.

As Kaina stopped before me, she handed me another cake box, Tiramisu. I hear it is your favorite.

Alright so I must have whimpered a bit, the box even bears the autograph of the chef who made it.

Kaina smiled and commented. I will take that for a yes, which is good because I had it brought in by special jet.

I blink and admit. You are nothing like I thought you might be.

Kaina gives a snort. Those two oversized lizards got to you first, didn’t they? I can’t say I am surprised. They must have heard from the chef that I was having this made for you. I wondered why the plane was late. Well, I will fix that when I get home.

I can’t help but giggle at the wicked look of glee that crosses Kaina’s expression. You are not at all like you were in the book.

Waving that matter aside, Kaina admitted. That was business. I had been given a job to do. Men don’t understand that unless it pertains to them. The moment they think it is something a little messy they have this idea that we can’t handle it. Well, I have news for them. We are good for more than bearing their children and changing diapers.

I totally agree, and as I say so, I pull the cake out of the bag, only to notice that there is also a bottle of Chateau Lafite carefully wrapped and covered in the bag. I give Kaina a wide-eyed look and she smiles. I mooched it from Ranish’s private stock. That man won’t miss it. But it will drive his dragon crazy to try to figure out who took it from his hoard. I rather like the idea of tweaking the dragon’s tail every now and then. It makes life interesting.

You were nothing like this in the book, I comment.

Would you be if you had a score to settle? Kaina asked, as she took the bottle out of my hands, dragged out two crystal wine glasses out of the bag, set them on the table, and popped the cork. So, which cake are we going to start with?

I was afraid Kaina would ask that question. I am not sure. As a hostess I should offer you your favorite cake, not mine.

Kaina shrugged, That settles it then, we will cut large pieces of both and work our way through what we can, while we can, and enjoy the wine.

I am going to be too drunk to waddle, I mumble as I dig out a couple of plates and cutlery. No matter, I will work it off. Do you often indulge yourself like this?

You only live once, Kaina points out.

How do you stay so slim? I wonder.

I have a high metabolism, I am Drakaina. Kaina points out as I cut into the first cake. Remember, don’t be stingy or the men might come back looking to finish off the cakes. They have a bigger sweet tooth than Santa Claus.

For curiosity sake, why didn’t you go to your uncle when he offered to help in the beginning? I wonder.

Kaina holds the glass up to the light to check the color of the wine, and answers. Like I was going to trust him at the time? Not a chance. I might know better now, but I still like to handle my own problems. What I did, I did for my family, and although I know he is family now. I wasn’t so certain then. As for Strafe, lets just say it was a good thing we didn’t meet earlier or there would have been scales flying. He can be such a despot.

I laugh and raise my glass to exchange a toast with Kaina, Here is to despots that look like the two I just met.

Kaina giggles as she adds, You should see them in leather pants. Be still my beating heart. I will send pictures some day.

I look at Kaina and with anticipation ask, Promise?

Kaina winks and answers, You have my word on it. Enjoy the view.

We are going to get along just fine.

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Hope you enjoyed this chat and the 2 previous ones.

Kaina is the main character in Vengeance Has A Daughter, book 1 of the Drakaina Series by M. A. Abraham, releasing today, April 20, 2021.

She was born to right a wrong and to serve justice. Torn from her deceased mother’s womb she knows what is expected of her even before she takes her first breath. Her quest for vengeance starts as a child and determined to see her task to the end, she acts as opportunities present themselves. She is Naranda, daughter of Mysteria and Trance, last of the Royal line of Dragon.

Strafe is the strongest of the Drakes, the bravest and the one everyone looks towards to rebuild their empire. To do this he brings Ranish to his side to advise him, for he was closest to the throne before the Royal line was decimated. With Ranish comes news of a hidden daughter of the House of Dragon, and Drakaina hiding from both man and beast to stay safe. In helping Ranish to find his niece, Strafe becomes guardian to hundreds of orphaned Drakaina that only reluctantly pay him homage. To them, Naranda is their beloved Queen, for she alone is of Royal blood.

In a bid to strengthen the power of the throne and, to do the right thing, Ranish hopes to bring these two powerful Dragon shifters together to create a lasting dynasty. Can he do it? Will they take one look at each other and see only an enemy? Or, will they find a love that has been missing in their lives since the days when Mysteria and Trance lit up the skies with theirs?

Read chapter 1 here where you can also find the BUY LINKS.

Check out the trailer created by one of my fave narrators, Brian Callanan, who narrated the Tantalus Series by M. A. Abraham.

I hope you will give it a chance, Ms. Abraham created a new world that is worth exploring and I for one look forward to the next book with great anticipation.

It will be also available in audiobook format soon, narrated by the newest addition to my ‘eargasm’ list, Jennifer Blom. Listen to the sample below.

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

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Ora – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 14

Hello and welcome!

Today I have another heroine from the Sinners and Saints anthology chatting with me and she is very interesting. Read on!

What is your full name?
Ora

Do you have a nickname?
You can just call me Ora. It’s better that way for me if you don’t know the rest… besides, most people don’t like half-breeds from… never mind you don’t need to know that either.

What is one word best describes you?
The word I would use to describe me? Or the word Dio would use to describe me? No, wait, it’s the same…thief.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Brown leather trousers and a white shirt. Nothing fancy. I left my coat in my room, it’s the only truly flashy thing about me. Red with gold embellishments. If my mother could see it, she’d have a cow. Red doesn’t blend in well with the forests of my homeland. It’s not real great for a thief either, but… everyone has their vice, I suppose.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
No. She made me nicer than I am. I mean, sort of. I deserved worse, and she gave me better. Dio would probably agree with my assessment.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Laughter is just a mask you show to people to make them think you’re normal. Smiles, grins, guffaws and snorts, people get uncomfortable if you don’t do those things. I laugh when others laugh. It helps me blend in.

What is your favourite dessert?
Figs. And before you ask, no, not figgy pudding or fig cookies or pie or whatever. Just figs. I stole one once from a noble’s garden. He had the tree in a pot that he claimed was his pride and joy. Everyone in the city came to beg him for one of his little treats, and he’d charge them three silver pieces for a fig barely big enough to take a bite from. Oh, well, so, I should say I stole the fig tree, and then ate a fig from it. What was the question again?

I can’t help it, I laugh, she cracks me up I love figs too, especially freshly picked form the tree.

What is your favourite drink?
Ale. Give me a good, strong draught of ale, doesn’t matter what kind, and I’m happy.

What is your greatest fear?
Pass. I didn’t tell you my name so you couldn’t use it against me. Do you really think I’d tell you my fear? she laughs Look at that, you made me laugh out loud. I guess there is another answer to that question.

What is your favourite colour?
Red. Burgundy. Crimson. Any variation thereof. Red is my favorite color. Or black.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
What do I wear when I go to sleep? Sorry. Personal questions put me on edge. Yes, I know, Dio, I’m being a brat. Shut it. Where was I? Right. Uhm, I suppose bedclothes? Nothing? I mean, half the time I sleep in the trees hiding from one caper to the other so… whatever I was wearing during the day is what I wear at night, I guess.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Dark stone hallways. Massive locked gate at the end. A pair of lock picks and the threat of discovery at any minute. One candle, flickering, while we work at opening the door that keeps us from all the treasure within. Breaking through and finding a pile of gold to lie down upon and — That’s not normal, is it?
I guess 😀

Damn and blast. I meant to say dinner, and flowers, and, uhm, figs.
You are too funny, either is good, whatever makes you happy 😉

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
I’m not ticklish. Ticklish is a human reaction to an undefinable threat. I know what threatens me. And never once has anyone used “tickling” to try and make me crack… Dio says my feet. Bloody shut up, Dio!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Bergamot and thunderstorms. Curled up in a bed with… he… who I don’t like at the moment… tucked in close around me while the wind howls and the rain pelts outside.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
… Dio … I don’t know what else to say. He’s just …. she looks at him you’re just… everything.
awwwweee

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Diorlin Alawastas… I probably shouldn’t have told you his whole name, but this is just between us, right?

What is one word best describes him?
… thief …

Is your book part of a series?
Nope

Thank you Ora for chatting with me, thanks Dio for tagging along. I am so looking forward to reading your story.

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Would you agree with me that this is another chat that piqued your curiosity? I can’t wait for the anthology to release.

Ora hails from The Raven Thief by one of my fave authors, Andi Lawrencovna.

Once Upon a Time…

No, not once upon a time, because this is no fairy tale, and a thief doesn’t deserve a Happily-Ever-After.

This is the story of a woman who thought she could have whatever she wanted without consequences, and in the stealing, lost the one thing she wanted most.

It’s the story of the man she left behind, who could never let her go.

Only this time, if he fights to stay with her, it could mean more than just their deaths, but that of their world.

Orali never thought that Diorlin would agree to work with her again, and even if he did, that he would never feel the way he had in the past for her, or that her feelings wouldn’t have changed either.

If only love were enough to fight against the power of The Raven Thief. 

Author Bio

Andi Lawrencovna lives in Northeast Ohio where she was born and raised. She has spent nearly her entire life in the same area, minus the semester she spent studying abroad in England. Though she has not gone back recently, her lifelong goal is to open a pub in one of the small little towns in the Cotswold’s and shear sheep in the backyard during the slow hours of the day. Or, barring that, write about a pub keep with sheep who gets abducted by trolls or enspelled by a siren. Either path works for her.

Her mad-schemes of world pub domination currently are on the back burner while she endeavors to pass on her love of literature and writing to local area writers groups and panels.

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Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 15 !

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

To Love An Elf Series – Cover reveal x 2

Hello and welcome!

I AM SOOO EXCITED I could burst EEEEP I don’t know how I resisted waiting this long LOL

I am so happy to reveal the covers that I designed for the first two books in a new series by one my fave authors, M. A. Abraham.

The series is about the Elves finding their Life Mate in the human world. Guess who gets their very own Elven Life Mate ? ME. Yes! ME 😀 SQUEEEEEE

To Love an Elven Lord

book 1 of the To Love An Elf Series

Raith is tasked to look for Life Mates in the human world. The moment he sees Enikő he knows she was the one he had been sent to find for Athiän. The first thing Raith did was to send for his friend.

Enikő’s meets Athiän at her only child’s wedding and the attraction is strong and real. The only problem is, he is half her age. She doesn’t want to come across to the world like a cougar, yet she can’t keep her distance.

Athiän is a High Elven Lord in charge of a vast area deep in the wilds of a mountain range. Athiän has searched the Elven Empire over for his Life Mate but she is not there. He knows he has one. Then Raith summons him, Athiän’s Life Mate has been found. The moment he looks into her eyes, he knows it is true. Only question is, can he persuade Enikő that their love is real?

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The second book is dedicated to a dear friend who we lost three years ago, she was one of the biggest Elfanatics from the very beginning, The Wolf Lady, and she will also find her Life Mate in…

To Love an Elven Healer

book 2 of the To Love An Elf Series

Raith who is tasked to look for Life Mates in the human world makes a second connection, although the situation is very complex.

Fran is an elderly woman, which is not the issue. She loves her children and is reluctant to leave them for what she thinks is an illusion, and she is dying of cancer.

Geraint is a Wild Elven Healer who rescues orphaned wolf pups and lives in the wilds of the Elven forest. Geraint receives a message that Raith has found his Life Mate, and doesn’t stop to think of the difficulties involved. To win Fran’s heart, Geraint is willing to do anything.

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There will be a few more of the Elfanatics chosen to find their Elven Life Mates. Once the covers are created for them, they will be revealed here on the blog. I do not have release dates yet for the books, but I will share as soon as I know.

Stay tuned!

Sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. You can also sign up to my blog and get the news directly in your inbox. 

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

Sneak peek into ‘An Elven Love Song’ – Chapter I

Sneak peek into An Elven Love Song by M. A. Abraham

read Chapter I via ‘An Elven Love Song’ Chapter I

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Awesome news from Tantalus!

Hello and welcome!

Happy New Year! I hope your holidays were merry.

I had a relaxing week off and put quite a dent in my TBR pile, especially the audiobook one.

Now onto the awesome news from Tantalus!

I am having a great time listening to an audiobook in progress as it is finished chapter by chapter. The book is First Contact, book 1 in the Tantalus series by M.A. Abraham.

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Twenty ships have left the gravitational field of the Earth with the intention of colonizing Mars. Each is independent of the other and set to become domed cities upon landing. The mission is simple: go forth to develop the new planet, make it an extension of our home. Well, it sounded simple.

No one expected life on Mars to be easy, they are pioneers and that is a type of life that comes with dangers. What they didn’t expect was for the settings of one of the ships to be off enough to miss their landing, to miss the very planet they were meant to settle.

Even more astounding was to find another planet within a three-week travel period that lies in the shadow of the red planet. It is where they will land, where their ship will unfold to become a domed city. Where life is dangerous in a hostile land and they find unexpected help. The indigenous winged people of the planet don’t live on the surface of the planet, they live in cities in the clouds, but they are willing to extend a welcoming hand to those who have come to their land, as well as teach them what they can to survive. Their relationship begins with three words.

“Welcome to Tantalus.”

I AM SO EXCITED and I can’t wait for you all to hear it when it releases soon, I do not have an exact date, but you can bet I will share it when the date is set.

The talented Brian Callanan is the one narrating it, he chatted with me back in October. If you missed it, you can find it here. It is such a pleasure working with Brian, he has an uncanny ability to capture the many characters’ temperaments and quirks and the progress is swift. I am hoping he will be narrating the whole series. I love his various voices, male and female, young or old, the colourful nuances, the way I can hear the emotions behind the words.

I will have a trailer for First Contact audiobook to share soon. Until then you can check out his voice on Audible or ACX.

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

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.

99c until February 4, 2017 – buy links

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.

bondingwords-banner

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.

99c until February 4, 2017 – buy links

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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