Cover Reveal – Blood Vows – Surprise Chat with the twins DAYUM

I hadn’t even had a chance to get out of my vehicle when a couple of men walked up to the side of the car, and boy were they easy on the eyes. I haven’t seen bodies on men like these since I met Thorn. Bite me, but I couldn’t resist the temptation to check them out. Tall, dark, and handsome… triple check. Eyes you could get lost in… check. Shoulders like a linebacker… yup, and double yup. Abs you could use as a scrub board… and then some. Narrow hips, large hands… gotta love a man with large… hands.

“Lady Enikö?” A deep rumbling voice spoke from outside of the window. Did I dare roll down the window and talk to these men? They exuded danger from every pore.

I sigh, might as well, I take one more discerning look at them and my hands begin to itch. Ahem. Right. Talk, no touching.

Anyway, I have to get out of the car anyway, so I open the door and exit as I ask, “Who wants to know?”

Both men bow as they introduce themselves.

“I am Lyon.”

“And I am his brother, Dyon.”

“We hale from the story of ‘Blood Vows’ your friend is writing at the moment and have a few questions.”

“I am not sure I can help with those, M.A. hasn’t given me much insight into the story beyond saying she is past the middle of the book.”

“And she just threw me a curve, just when I felt I had reached my objective.” Lyon grumbles.

“Yes, she tends to do things like that.”

“Could you get her to make things a little easier on my brother?” Dyon asks.

“I don’t know if that is going to help,” I admit.

“I can make it worth your while,” Dyon suggests with a purr to his voice.

Thoughts of satin sheets and sweaty bodies run through my mind and I correct myself. Down girl, remember, Athïan. “Sorry,” (boy am I sorry, and in more ways than one). I am surrounded by too much testosterone. “I am already taken.”

Lyon snickers at Dyon and I get the impression he would stick his tongue out at his brother given the chance and the right place. To me he bows and speaks, “Well, at least consider helping me. Kayla has not been an easy person to win over, and I would like to keep her to myself, not allow others to steal her from me.”

He hands me an envelope, then they leave. I check out how they look walking away from me too. Dyon looks over his shoulder, and winks.

I open the envelope and … SQUEEEE

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If your thought was ‘DAYUM’, we think alike 😜 Those two would make a gal forget her name if she lets her guard down.

Lyon and Dyon hail from the WIP of M. A. Abraham and what I told the gorgeous men is true, she didn’t tell me much and my hands are itching to get my hands on the finished story. From what I read so far, I think it will be one to rival ‘Aura’, which you might know it is my fave from the author’s standalone stories.

I am happy to show you what Lyon handed to me. It is the cover of ‘Blood Vows’ and you see it here first.

Brother and sister, they made promises and would honor their dying father’s last wish.
Kayllan
The young Prince who became King at an early age. Unknown to anyone, he made a pact with his best friend, a blood vow not even death could break.
Kayla
Born twice royal, she will become Queen, trained to rule a nation, also to become some man’s wife. She never expected to make promises to a dying brother. She would do as he decreed, and do so proudly, but she didn’t know the full extent of it all.
Lyon
First born in his lands, he rules as King, and he has vowed to protect Kayllan’s sister, to marry her and rule at her side if Kayllan dies early. He never expected her to be a beauty, she astounds him with her inner strength.
She knows nothing of his vow to her brother, but he vows she will, and then she will be his.

Isn’t it beautiful? Created by Cora Graphics, whose talents are known all over the world. I know it will fit the story well.

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Surprise visit from 2 gods *gasp*

Hello and welcome!

As the title discloses, I did have 2 gods visit last night. Read on to find out who 😉

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I could hear the sounds of male laughter coming from the end of the hallway as I exited the elevator, and I smiled. I didn’t know where it was coming from, but I was certain someone in the building wouldn’t be happy to hear how loud it was. I could think of some neighbours and I hope they were irritated by the raucous laughter.

As I got closer to home it seemed like the noise was coming from my place. Impossible. No one was home. I hear my cellphone ring and I answer, it’s my upstairs neighbours.

“Do you think you can hold down the racket? Some of us like to rest when we get home from work.”

“Wrong neighbour, I am just getting home from work now.” I hang up.

Despite saying this, I have to admit it sounds like there’s a party happening on the north other side of the door as I insert the key and open it.

Oh. My. I am not going to complain, especially if my apartment is left in this condition. I look around at the open room concept and sigh. Good Housekeeping magazine, eat your heart out. Not only does my house look like it belongs in a photoshoot, but in the living room there’s two of the most drool worthy men I have ever seen.

They sense my appearance, turn to me, and smile. I stifle a moan. They stand and introduce themselves.

I am Sagan, and this is Riel, my brother.

I am Eniko, and… I look around, still stunned.

The smiles on their faces widen.

We hope you don’t mind our redecorating your apartment. We will put it back before we leave. Oh yes, we also brought some wine from our home planet to share with you. Unfortunately we can’t leave that behind either.

Why not? I am getting the short end of the stick here. This isn’t fair.

If the management saw this, you wouldn’t be able to afford your rent. If someone saw the bottles, you would have even worse trouble.

So, come join us, relax and enjoy this while you can.

I have a mischievous thought run through my head, Can we continue to bug the neighbours without letting them know where the noise is coming from?

Even better, they can come see this for themselves. They will then go report what they saw. By the time the powers that be come to investigate, everything will be back to normal. It will make everyone think they are on something.

I can’t help but smile, what a diabolical plan. I walk into the room to join them and the two wing chairs turn into a cozy couch. Sagan reaches out to hand me a golden goblet of wine, and the fragrance of a freshly prepared meal comes from the kitchen area. A glass centrepiece glows, lit within by a candle that smells heavenly. It is decorated with star flowers. I can hear the sounds of an Elven choir in the distance. I accept the goblet and Sagan pats the spot between him and his brother.

We will set the atmosphere, and then leave you and Athiän to enjoy your time together. Until he gets here, however, we can enjoy ourselves. So, I ask you, which of we looks the hottest?

What a hard question, and I am not willing to pick between them, they are both gorgeous. I also know certain Goddesses that will have my hide if I would even think to hit on their men. And besides Athiän is coming SQUEEEE

Wait! How do you know about Athiän?

I get twin male laughs in answer as they disappear from my living room. Then Athiän appears in their stead and takes me into his arms. Use your imagination to figure out what happens next 😉

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So? What do you think?

Sagan and Riel hail from “The Temple / The Fortress” by  M. A. Abraham released today!

CONGRATS Ms. Abraham!

“The Temple” was part of an anthology and now republished as a duet with a continuation in “The Fortress”.

cover designed by me 😉

The Temple

Ele is a powerful goddess in her own right, so she doesn’t worry about her safety as her sisters think she should. She is beautiful in ways that catches the wrong type attention. In order to keep her safe, her sisters blackmail a god from another world to take Ele into his care.
Sagan is a warrior god on his planet and every bit as powerful as Ele. He is also the epitome of what every woman thinks a god should look like. Without seeing Ele, he promises to keep her safe and keep his distance. After seeing Ele, he doubts if he can keep his word.

The Fortress

As Ele welcomes her sisters to her new home, Sagan senses a familiar disruption in the ether on his planet. It doesn’t take him long to discover the reason, or to meet the twin he never knew existed before this.
As a god of chaos, Tash, is intent on creating discord wherever he goes. Telling Riel who he is was supposed to cause a war between brothers, instead Riel bonds with Sagan. He then takes a look at one of Ele’s sisters and falls in love. This isn’t anything Tash will allow to go unchallenged. He will go to any length to get his way despite the odds.

the original covers I created for the two stories

My review for “The Temple”: 5 stars
A different type of story than what I am used to from the author, jokingly told her… Not bad for not having Elves in it  😛 All joking aside, it was engaging, and it has a HEA, very important! Sagan is a hero that grows on you, he wins Ele’s heart and she tames him, capturing his heart and soul. Their journey has twists and at times I didn’t think they will make it, but they do! YAY

My review for “The Fortress”: 5 stars
The blurb you read on this one doesn’t even cover a fraction of the happenings in this story. So much is happening and so interesting as the story unfolds, more twists that the usual from the author. There are Ele and Sagan who you meet in the first story, then we meet the sneaky Tash, I wanted to smack him many times. Then the surprise reveal of another one, the plots and schemes only deities are capable of. This story will keep you engaged even if you are not into this type of story. The end is happy in many ways, a few more surprises, and all get what they deserve.

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Add it to your Goodreads TBR list. Read Chapter 1 here.

Sagan came for a visit before, in 2020, check it out here.

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know who Athiän is. If not, follow this link and this link to find out more 😉

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My Chat with Tyndal!

Hello and welcome!

I was surprised by today’s guest and I can’t wait for you to meet her. Read on!

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Special delivery, a muffled woman’s voice sounds through the door.

A moment later there is a knock that sounds like it was done with the toe of a shoe. Does it make sense? No. But I am beginning to get used to things like this, it comes from being associated with M.A.

I open the door and a gorgeous blonde shoves a huge bouquet of fragrant yellow roses into my arms as she breezes through the doorway.

So glad I didn’t have to do that twice. You have any idea how bulky a could dozen roses are? Not to mention the other gifts that were sent to you from those who know you at home.

Gifts? Others? Who? What? I don’t understand.

I don’t need to say a thing.

I am Tyndal, and I know you haven’t met me yet, but I have heard a lot about you.

Actually, I grin as I bury my nose in the flowers. I have heard quite a lot about you in the past, and I expect to hear more about you in the future.

Which is why I came to see you. I want to clear this up before any of it begins to take place. To have that happen, we have to light a fire under M.A.’s butt or she will never get anything done. Any ideas?

I watch, as Tyndal seems to have taken possession of my home. She reaches into the cupboard and pulls out the largest vase I possess, even as she motions for me to bring the flowers to her. It only takes her a few moments to prep them to go into the water. As she puts the finishing touches on the placement of the blooms, she adds,

Rhys picked these from our garden only this morning. It is why they smell so good and look so fresh. He said they would fit the theme and you would love that.

Theme? Theme for what? I still haven’t found my voice. It doesn’t seem to matter.

I thought you would like these.

Tyndal hands me a box that has to weigh no less than five pounds. I open the top and a golden sheet of film floats into the air. Inside the bottom is layer after layer of truffles nestled in golden wrappers. Have I ever mentioned how much I like truffles?

I look up at Tyndal as she places the vase on my cluttered table, and as she turns to pick up a stack of white boxes that are tied in tiered fashion together.

Without missing a beat, Tyndal continues to talk as she pulls the bow that keeps the packages in place. She then pulls several plates out of the cupboard, and places each of the contents of the boxes onto their own platters.

Lemon meringue tarts. Lemon slices, Lemon chiffon cake, and not to be outdone, Lemon cheesecake with a blueberry garnish. The girls thought you would like a few treats. And yes, they can be frozen if there are too many.

I finally gather my wits enough to speak, I am overwhelmed. To be honest, I thought that now that the Daughters of the Valley Trilogy is over that I wouldn’t be hearing anything more from the other side.

Who said anything is over?

Tyndal asked.

Well, I assumed, since it’d been forever! I exclaim.

As Tyndal helped herself to a bottle of cold water, she waves a forefinger at me and replies,

Never assume. Nothing is over. In fact, now that the boys are home, things are just beginning to warm up. I have to admit, they are some of the most broody men I have had the misfortune to hang around with. They weren’t that way when they were here. Well, maybe Lucifer was, but he has taken his frustration to a whole new level. I swear, that man needs to get laid. But there is hope for him, as you will find out when M.A. gets caught up with her backlog. You really need to ride that woman’s butt to get her motivated. The ‘Sons of the Valley’ will never get written if she continues to mope the way she does.

Tyndal looks at her watch and sighs,

I have to run, it was nice talking with you. Do you mind if I take the bottle with me? Thank you, and see you again, perhaps next year. Or, if I can’t make it, perhaps I will send Lucifer… that should be lots of fun… black roses, dark chocolate truffles, Devil’s food cake.

Tyndal laughs, and moments later she is gone. Behind her she leaves the fragrances of lemon pastry, Yellow roses, and expensive chocolate.

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Hope you enjoyed the chat as much as I did.

Tyndal hails from ‘Tyndal’ a novella from the the ‘Daughters of the Valley’ series by M. A. Abraham.

As Angelika’s godmother and a member of an organization called “The Angels”, Tyndal has followed in her family’s footsteps in the outside world. Their place is to make the world a better place to live. Her time to continue her work has come to an end. In helping Angelika Leanne return to her home world, she has made a deadly enemy, one that will do whatever it takes to learn her secrets.

When Tyrus receives news that Tyndal has been injured, he goes to her rescue, his friend, Rhys, follows him. To Rhys’ surprise, he falls in love with the woman he is about to meet. They, however, come from different worlds. Or do they?

Read Chapter 1 here.

Daughters of the Valley series by M. A. Abraham.

If you have not read them, you should. If you missed my chats with my BBFs from the series, check them out here.

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Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review: 5 stars

I was so excited when I heard that Tyndal will be getting her story as I fell in love with her character since she appeared in the ‘Daughters of the Valley’ series.
The author didn’t disappoint in giving Tyndal the take-charge-independent-fearless traits she is known for giving her heroines. I am glad she is not alone anymore, she found her mate in Rhys, but their journey to HEA is dangerous and lots of surprises, some good, some bad, are thrown their way, and the readers’ too 😉
Will also get to know more about the Angels organization that Tyndal is part of.
I sure enjoyed the read and I am looking forward to the next adventure in the Valley and hopefully will get to meet more Angels.

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So there will be another trilogy with the Sons of the Valley SQUEEEE as my guest confirmed and here is a small excerpt from her book that made me think there will be more.

“Did you think your people were the only ones with secrets? Those you will be privy to are not only going to shock you, but make you question what you thought you knew about your world. Not everything is how it seems. Keep that in mind and know there are more hands at work here than it seems.” Lucifer told Tyrus.

“Are you talking about the underground organization of people living in the world that comes from other dimensions? If so, we have known about them for a long time already,” Tyrus informed Lucifer. “We have a connection to a few and even know that there isn’t one Angel that didn’t originate from beyond one of the portals.”

Lucifer grinned as he commented, “Someone has been talking.”

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NEW RELEASE! Fire Bonded

There is a slight noise outside of my door, something I think is rather weird as it is the middle of the night. I rub the sleep out of my eyes, and despite my common sense telling me to ignore whatever is happening, I have a feeling that it is important that I don’t. I open the door, and there is a package sitting there. For me? There is also no sign of anyone who would be the delivery person… no surprise there, couriers tend to hit and run. But, not in the middle of the night.

Picking up the box, I bring it into the apartment to see who it is from. All it has on it is my name in bold Elvish scroll. Dozens of questions crowd into my mind.

I read the lettering on the side, it tells me to put the package on its side with the opening facing me. I do this, then unfold the flaps on the box to look inside. There is nothing. Well, not totally nothing, it looks like a scene from a forest inside. I smile. This has to come from Athïan. Yet, there is no sign of starflowers inside, not by sight or smell. A single sentence appears out of nowhere.

I speak the word and a strange glow enters the room. I am suddenly in the box, or so it feels. The woods surround me, and I am in awe of what I am seeing. It has the look of the Elven Empire, and the feel of it, yet I know I am somewhere entirely different. Where am I?

As I touch the flowers that surround me, 18 elves seem to appear out of nowhere. They look friendly, and 14 are vaguely familiar.

We thought it would be easier to bring you here than to all crowd into your apartment. There are so many of us. The first Elf speaks.

We wanted to thank you for bing such help, and to give you a present, one of the women add.

Athïan? I can’t help but wonder if he put them up to it as he has played such a big part of this type of thing in the past.

One of the women gives a shake to her head to let me know this isn’t the case. Not this time. This time it is only us. You see, it was your spirit that we felt guiding our actions through parts of our quest. We wanted you to know that although the journey has been perilous, the end was worth fighting for. We are happy in a way we never have been.

A basket floats across the distance between us to land at our feet. It is full, I can tell by the way it bulges, but I can’t see what is in it. I bend to open it, so I know what I have been given, but I am warned away. It is not to be opened in this world, but in mine.

We will be leaving now, One of the Elves in the group warns.

But I don’t have any answers, I cry out. Surely you won’t leave me not knowing what is going on.

They laugh as one assures me, Of course we would, for now. We may never meet again, but there will be others. We will not forsake you or yours. As quickly as they appeared, they are gone. I am no longer in the box, but there is a basket before me. It says,  ‘Do no open until Christmas’Do I dare? My hands itch, but my mind hesitates. These are Elves I am dealing with, and most of them are either Eagle Claws, or others who are related to them. Do. I. Dare?

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Can you guess if I did? Can you guess what’s in it?

Anyway… 4 of the Elves I met are from book 4 of the Elven Sentinel Series by M. A. Abraham.

Lyra and Raine live on a mountain, next to a ski resort where they teach snow sports on a daily basis. It’s a perfect foil for two Ice Elves who are Guardians of the last portal. Things get interesting when Telion and Riven arrive to escort the two women who are their Life Mates to the Elven Empire. There they find that not only is the portal weak, but inaccessible. As things turn from bad to worse, they are left with no choice but to travel to the deep north to find Pianth.

They are about to find out this is the least of their concerns, for even when they finish with their task, they learn the Elven Empire is preparing to go on a move that is bonded by fire.

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list. Find the buy links here.

My review: 5 stars

The series has been great so far and this last book is no different. I love reading the stories Ms. Abraham weaves, especially the ones that have Elves in it 😉 This one is a short ones as were the other 3 in the series, but didn’t feel short as it packs a punch with the two couples trying to get to their destination and out of the human world before is too late. A perilous journey to say the least and one vengeful greedy woman on their heels. I loved the ending and I am sure you will too, as it hints at things to come and being an Elfanatic, I can’t wait!

CONGRATS to M. A. Abraham!

The Elven Sentinel Series

Book 1, Earth Bonded released March 23, 2021.

Book 2, Water Bonded released June 22, 2021.

Book 3, Air Bonded released September 21, 2021.

Book 4, Fire Bonded released today, December 14, 2021.

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The series is also a part of… Romantically Seasonal, a brand new multi-author, multi-book, multi-series set! Love can happen to anyone, anywhere, and in any season. It’s Romantically Seasonal… Three amazing authors have written stories based on love for each of the seasons, but with a unique voice! Each book is a standalone with a separate releases from C. A. KingM.A. Abraham and Shaunna Rodriguez .

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To celebrate the release and conclusion of this series, Ms. Abraham is giving away the 4 ebooks in the Elven Sentinel series. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a lucky reader from comments on the 4 posts for the 4 book releases on this blog on Wednesday, December 15, 2021. Find them by clicking on the tags below the post and make sure you comment on each blog post to increase your chances. Good luck!

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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!

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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!

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