Cover Reveal – Hidden Treasures by M. A. Abraham

Hello and welcome!

I am excited to reveal the cover I created for book 2 of the Drakaina series. I hope you like it.

They are hunted from the moment of their birth, their parents, and all of the Drakes will fight to the death to protect them.

Sequestered on an island with the young girls, Nonnie teaches these Hidden Treasures.

They will grow powerful as they age, enough to challenge the world, and their mates, as they forge new paths into the future for their people.

For they are Drakaina, and they will survive.

If you read ‘Vengeance Has A Daughter‘, you know this book will be another exciting journey in the Drakaina’ lives’s world. Or maybe you listened to it? If you didn’t, what are you waiting for? Narrated by Jennifer Blom who did an amazing job.

I guess it is so much easier to create a cover when you read the story and I can tell you that it is a great read and loooove the ending. I can’t wait for the audiobook! There will be an audiobook, right Ms. Abraham?

I do not have a release date yet, but will make sure you are informed and maybe will get to chat with somebody from that world 😉

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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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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Until next time, happy reading / listening!

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 😉

To celebrate the new release, one reader will be selected to receive an ebook copy of the “The Temple/The Fortress”. Winner will be selected from the comments, shares will receive extra entries, mention where you shared in your comment. Good Luck!

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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!

Surprised by visitors from Tantalus

Hello and welcome!

Read on my surprise visit I got yesterday.

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A knock on my door gives warning that I am about to have guests, and considering the time of the day, I assume it isn’t just anyone. I open the door and can’t stop the squeal of delight I give. “Kyllan!”

It has been ages.

I quickly open the door wider to allow Kyllan to come in, and note that he is being followed by an Elf, or someone I assume is an Elf. What is this about?

Kyllan opens his arms and invites me in for a hug, which I am more than glad to accept, as well as return. It has been entirely too long since we have met, Eniko. I am glad to see you again.

I agree, I reply, as I watch the man behind Kyllan. The Elf is gorgeous, but not the way Loth is. He is cheeky though, as he smiles at me before winking.

Kyllan catches the wink and frowns as he turns to make the introduction. “This is the newest member of our Tantalarian planet, or at least should I say the newest of many whom I have gotten to know about. I have come here to solicit your help. His name is Raven.

I hold out my hand to shake Raven’s and he smiles openly as he bows, takes my hand in his and presses a kiss to my knuckles. What a charming friend you have, Kyllan. You didn’t mention that we were travelling to meet such a gracious and charming lady.

I clear my throat, recognizing an act when I see one. Raven’s actions make me wonder what is going on here. I know how to play this though. Welcome to my home, Raven. Please come in, can I get you two some refreshments?

Kyllan smiles and answers with a smile that tells me he is amused and can see right through me. I frown at him and send him a thought, It isn’t polite to peek.

Kyllan replies, “You are broadcasting.In a more vocal manner, he adds, You know what I like.

I definitely do, but how about your friend, Raven? I wonder.

Raven’s eyes narrow slightly as he also smiles and answers, I prefer my water as fresh from a spring stream as I can get it.

I falter for a moment then nod, I can see what I can do, but distilled is probably as close to that as I can get.

Raven replies, I am sure it will be perfect, coming from you.

The man is up to something. He is being too obviously charming. I toss Kyllan a quick glance and send him a question, What is this all about?

Kyllan quells a grin as he answers me telepathically, I am not sure, I was hoping you could help me ferret the answer out of Raven.

As I place the bottles of cold water before Kyllan, Raven, and myself, I begin my interrogation, I am assuming that as you are with Kyllan, Raven, that M.A. had something to do with you meeting each other.

Raven gives no indication that he knows what I am talking about, M.A.?

Alright, now I know for sure I am being stonewalled. M.A. Abraham, the one who writes about Tantalus?

Ahh,Raven gives a nod of recognition, then takes a drink. I know of her, and yes, she did introduce Kyllan and I. However, she didn’t mention much about anyone from Earth. I assume we are on the planet Earth. Kyllan didn’t tell me where we were heading, but I know something about this system. The Phoenixes tell us much about the different world that surround Tantalus.

I reply, I am assuming she hasn’t done a lot of talking about you to anyone else though. Can you tell me why?

As I talk to Raven I can’t help but appreciate the view, shoot me, I am still breathing and he is stacked. He is also the polar opposite to Loth in coloring, having dark chestnut hair, bright blue eyes, and the type of physique a woman can appreciate. Oh yes, he is also dressed in leather from top to bottom.

Raven gives a shrug as he answers, The Phoenixes only tell what they want a person to know. I cannot tell you much more than that.

It looks like Raven is going to be a tough nut to crack. I ask, How long have you known about Tantalus and the Phoenixes?

Raven is open as he answers, All of my life.

I have to ask, Why is it that no one on Tantalus has mentioned you before?

Raven is vague in his response. We just met, so I assume the Phoenix didn’t tell them about us.

Would you like to fill us in on what we have been missing?I ask as I watch Raven drink the water and sigh. How do Elves make even the simplest things look sexy?

Raven finishes off the bottle and replies, You can ask, but I have no intention of telling you any more at this time than I did Kyllan. You can read about how we get to meet in ‘People of the Phoenix’ though. Perhaps the story will provide you with the answers you are seeking.Raven then shrugs as shoulder as he adds, Then again, perhaps it won’t. I do believe we have to leave now though. The mothership will be coming around again and we can’t afford to miss it. Am I right Kyllan?

Kyllan frowns and replies, Unfortunately, you are. I am sorry I can’t stay longer, but we can’t afford to leave Tantalus visible for any length of time. I am sure you understand, Eniko. I will return at a later date though.

As I stand, I answer, I will hold you to that promise.

This time Kyllan walks out onto my balcony, wraps his arms around Raven, and as he jumps into the air he spreads his great wings and takes to the sky. Kyllan and Raven are gone for now, but I can be sure they will be back, and I will be waiting to find out what this is about.

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Well? What do you think? Did it pique your interest?

If you read my posts before, you know Kyllan hails from the Tantalus series by one of my fave authors, M. A. Abraham.

Raven hails from “People of the Phoenix“, book 0.5, the intro in the new spin-off series “Tantalus United“, continuing the saga from the Tantalus series.

As Tantalus begins to come back to life from the ice age it went through, the population of Tantalus labour to create their idea of Utopia. They don’t realize there is more to this land than what they know.

Trysuil is haunted by a feeling of being excluded by the Phoenixes, something that should not be happening. He is the Adjudicator, he should be a part of what is going on in this developing world.

Under the command of The Great Phoenix, the favoured people of the Phoenix travel the girth of the planet to return to their homelands. It is time they were introduced to their new neighbours and returned to the outside world. They have lived in Sanctuary for long enough.

The ways are challenging and the tests they face, as they search for their identity to retake their place on the planet are many. Will they be able to reach their goal when so many obstacles stand in their way?

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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My review: 5 stars

My dream became true, my two favourite worlds created by Ms. Abraham combined, I actually squealed in excitement when I found out. Elves are on Tantalus! YAY

The Elves have been on Tantalus, relocating to a better region and go through many trials getting there. Being shielded by the Phoenix, they remain a mystery that frustrates the rest of the Tantalus population, The Great Phoenix is not being forthcoming which made me question it for a while.

Being the giving type, all those living on Tantalus unite and jump in to help when is needed. Went through many emotions while reading this story, it had a good ending. Left me curious how the new world of Tantalus will progress going forward.

If you like fantasy and sci-fi genres, I recommend this story with 5 stars.

CONGRATS to M. A. Abraham on the new release!

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To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham will gift one of you with the ebook copy of ‘People of the Phoenix’. Tell me in the comments which one would you choose, if you had a choice, an Elf or a winged Tantalarian, for a Life Mate? Sexy Mr. Random will pick a name tomorrow after 3 pm, November 23, 2021. Good luck!

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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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Become an Elfanatic!

Hello and welcome!

If you have not read the Elven Chronicles… and why not, I ask you? … now is the time to jump in, M. A. Abraham has put the whole series on sale!

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FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE MONTH I HAVE PLACED THE ELVEN CHRONICLES ON SALE. IT WILL START WITH SMASHWORDS AND EXPAND FROM THERE. THIS IS THE FIRST LINK.

FOR THOSE THAT ARE CLOSED IN, MAY THIS HELP YOU ESCAPE FOR A WHILE, EVEN IF IT IS JUST MENTALLY.

MAY WE ALL GET THROUGH THIS TIME SAFELY. via Surprise sale

Here is the link to Smashwords Elven Chronicles series page.

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

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

Hello and welcome!

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

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Cover design by Cora Graphics

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

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

Release date is May 31, 2019.

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

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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

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Buy links for the first 3 books in the series:

Amazon US • Amazon CA • Amazon UK • Amazon AU

Kobo • iTunes • B&N • Smashwords

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My Chat with Endural… and Eöl and Askandar? o_O

Hello and welcome!

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

Read on and see what happened earlier…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Granted, I agree, Their methods are rather unorthodox.

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

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

Probably, Eöl admitted unrepentantly.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Read Chapter 1 here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hidden Kingdoms by M. A. Abraham

Hello and welcome!

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

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

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

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

Buy Links

Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UKAmazon AU

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

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

You can read a chapter here.

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

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