“Elven Chronicles” Celebration – part 4

Hello and welcome!

Today is the fourth of the 6 posts leading to the release of the last book in the Elven Chronicles, Kings of the Empire by M. A. Abraham on February 16, 2017. See my post with the preorder links.

It has been a few years since the series started and I along with the many fans of the Elven world have been emotionally connected to one character or another, cheered with each triumph and wept at each loss they suffered in the battle with the demon horde.

One thing that stayed constant is their absolute love for their Life Mates and I am sharing the bonding scenes in each book which are my fave in all the books.

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YOU ARE MINE, I AM YOURS, TOGETHER WE ARE ONE

Book 7 is…

LUTHIEN’S SONG

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There are two couples bonding in this book… an emotionally powerful story

KING INGWËR of the Grey Elven Kingdom mated to NÁTULCIEN, a Daughter of the Sun…

    “… as our family is with us, I suggest we complete our bond now.” Nátulcien decided.
    Ingwër’s smile widened as he took her hands in his and spoke. “My love, my soul has waited for you to be completed, I seek to speak the formal words of bonding with you. Is this also your desire?”
    “It is.” Nátulcien confirmed.
    “Nátulcien, you are my heart’s desire, the reason for my life and the light of my soul. I am yours.” Ingwër answered.
    “Ingwër, for you, I hold the light. May it burn forever bright in its guidance of yours, for you are he for whom I was created. Ingwër, I am yours.” Nátulcien promised.
    “I bring you honor, as I give the same to you and your faith in my love. Your presence is a gift the creator has granted to me and mine. I will guard your light and our love will make your essence stronger through this joining. Nátulcien, you are mine.”
    “Share my eternity as I will yours. Ingwër, you are mine.” Nátulcien spoke firmly.
    As they spoke, they grew closer, never once losing eye contact or releasing their handhold. As one, they spoke the final words. “Together, we are one.”
    Ainariël and Ailumn leaned back against their Life Mates and smiled as they watched the union between Ingwër and Nátulcien. They were happy for them. As far as they were concerned, there was nothing more important in an Elf’s life than the moment they were bonded with their Soul Mate. It was a defining moment and one that completed them through eternity. This was their belief, the foundation of their lives. They had found their Life Mates early in life, their father had needed to wait for his for some reason only known to the creator. They watched as the newly joined couple exchanged a passionate kiss and when the two drew apart Haldemir teased.
    “I bet the first child will be a boy.”
    Vandamir, to be obstinate, disagreed. “A girl.”
    Nátulcien blushed as she smiled and answered. “I am a Daughter of the Sun, just like Lúthien. We can only produce female offspring.”

GOLRADIR, former King of the Free Lands mated to LÚTHIEN, a Daughter of the Sun…

    As Lúthien stood before Golradir, he reached for her and quit singing so he could speak. The children continued to chant as they formed a ring around them. They smiled happily as they held hands and skipped around and danced in the morning light.
    “Come dance with me in sunshine my love. Share with me this moment and I will bring light and happiness to your soul.” Golradir repeated the words she had spoken to him the first time they had danced in the meadow.
    As Lúthien drew closer to Golradir, he took her into his arms and danced as they had many times before and she smiled into his eyes as he raised his voice to rejoin the song the children were still singing. She didn’t hear the voices of the adult Elves as the parents of the children added their voices to their offspring, and neither heard when more voices joined them, until the entire forest rang with the sound of the ancient Elven love song.
    Round and round Golradir whirled Lúthien as they laughed into each other’s eyes and he held her closer until she was pressed tight against him and his arms encircled her waist possessively. As she stretched up to kiss his lips lightly she replied.
    “I would dance with you in sunlight for all eternity.”
    “Your wish is my dream come true.” Golradir admitted as he stepped back slightly to take her hands in his so he could lift her fingers to his lips to deliver a tender kiss.
    Without breaking eye contact, Golradir spoke. “Come speak with me the words of bonding and I will share my life and love with you. Lúthien, I am yours.”
    “In sunshine I will bathe your soul and together we will share our light and love. Golradir, I am yours.” Lúthien spoke in response.
    “In your light I have found reasons for living. Lúthien, you are mine.” Golradir sounded the words that signaled the next stage of the bonding ceremony and his heart skipped a beat it felt so full.
    “In your love I have found completion. Golradir, you are mine.” Lúthien answered.
    As one they spoke the final words. “Together, we are one.”
    Golradir quickly lowered his lips to Lúthien’s and kissed her until they were both laboring for air. When he broke off the kiss, he grinned when the sound of other voices filtered through the haze he felt surrounded them and he spoke.
    “Lúthien, you have made me the happiest Elf in the world.”
    “Really?” Lúthien grinned back as she teased. “I think I know of a few ways of improving on that.”
    Those who could hear them laughed, sounding as if they knew something Golradir didn’t when he looked at Lúthien in askance at her statement.
    Lúthien smiled wider as she broke the news she had hoped to tell Golradir privately, but knew everyone else had already guessed.
    “You see the extra bright glow that seems to beam from me?” Lúthien asked.
    “Yes,” Golradir answered as he wondered what this was about. She had worn that extra light for a while he had noticed.

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and book 8 is…

FOR THE KING AND ELVEN EMPIRE

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There are no Life Mate finding each other in this boo, but there are lots of surprises…

Elendil, Gabriel, Eden, and their children are accompanying King Elrohir and his bride to the High Elven Kingdom, by invitation of his father, King Silas. What started off as a simple trip turns into a nightmare, as the children disappear while working in the forest. Eden and Gabriel are frantic. Where are their children? Why can’t they touch their life forces? They join their talents and go on a search, calling in every resource they can, but get no results. They reach out to the Empire for help, but that is quickly brought under control when Lothrariel arrives. Unfortunately, he didn’t get there quickly enough.

At Gabriel’s command, the Kings and Queens lead their armies into the High Elven Kingdom, but it is not Gabriel who will take command; it is Lothrariel. He has regained his ancient powers and searches for answers, but a power as ancient as his has hidden the answers. Who has done this? Why?

With their parents away, the children of the Light Elven Kingdom work behind the scenes to regain the freedom of their friends. There is only one Elf who can reach the children where they are; S’Larea. When they are finished, will the High Elven Kingdom be the same?

here is my review

Just when I thought the Elven Chronicles series cannot get better, M. A. Abraham surprised me yet again. Another amazing story that shows us that there is no greater power than the power of love, the love of a parent that will move heaven & earth to rescue a child in danger, the love of a Life Mate who will bring down ANY obstacle standing in the way of reaching their soul mate or the innocent, but fierce love of children that will reach past all imaginable bounds to help their loved ones. This story brought up a whole spectrum of emotions, but the happy feeling lingers long after.

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Here is your chance to grab the next two books in the series at a very low price for a limited time.

Check out this awesome trailer for the series, created by Wicked Muse

There is a Thunderclap campaign for the KINGS OF THE EMPIRE release day, your support and shares are appreciated.

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Thank you for joining me in the celebration and I hope to see you next Sunday.

Also there will be a release party on FB on February 15-16 to celebrate the release of the “Kings of the Empire”. Come join in!

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

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My Chat with the Eagle Claws !

Hello and welcome!

I am preparing for a visit from the Elven Empire and I am a bit nervous and a whole lot excited. I have a feeling my chat will be highjacked again. Remember the other chats? Those Elves are mischievous and a hoot, I always enjoy their visits.

If you missed the previous chats, here are the links:

My surprise visit to …

My Chat with Liessen … and … Eöl ???

Surprise visit… a secret is revealed 😉

My chat with Torrent… and Marious?

My chat with Eden and Gabriel…

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I am puttering around, checking the refreshments and the munchies are ready. I am not a big baker, but I made something yummy for them, my fave… brownies. They smell heavenly.

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Meanwhile… just outside…

“What do you sense?”  Jerrol asks Ennacas.

“She is in the house, but not the interview room,” Ennacas reports.

“Time to move,” Jerrol decides, before turning to Gildren and Timorean and asks, “Is the prisoner secured well?”

“I think so,” Timorean replied.

Eärwen looks at the twinkle in their prisoner’s yes and, felt she could argue that point, but that would be a waste of time and energy.  They were only going to release him in a few moments anyway.  Instead, she slips past her siblings to open the door to the interview room, so she can scout the area out visibly.  Ennacas is right, the room is empty.  She sends her sister a thumbs up signal, to confirm her reading, as well as congratulate her, and Ennacas smiles back smugly.  Eärwen rolls her eyes and turns her attention back to the room.  She takes a sniff of the air, and freezes.  She only takes a moment to send another signal to her siblings, telling them to hold back.  She needs to investigate matters better.  Eniko, it seems, has set a trap for them, and she has baited it well… double chocolate fudge brownies.  That is not to be taken lightly.

“I think it is a trap, I am headed in to check this out.  If it is safe, I will let you know,” Eärwen assures her siblings.

They nod in unison and watch Eärwen disappear through the door.  She smiles, as the door snicks shut behind her.  Brownies, and her siblings fell for that, BONUS!  It takes her two seconds to cross the room to where the plate of brownies sits.  She takes a deeper whiff of the goodies and comes close to dancing; they are still slightly warm, with the thick chocolate icing close enough to melting to drip.  Their hostess is one of the good ones.  She quickly stuffs a piece into her mouth and only finds time to grab another two, before Jerrol opens the door to check on his sister.

“Brownies!”  Jerrol’s voice bursts through the silence, to cause Eärwen a moment of surprise, she jumps slightly and, almost chokes on the crumbs in her mouth.

Eärwen just grins, as she stuffs another brownie into her mouth, while she greets Jerrol, “I was just checking them out. What if they were drugged?”

“You are so busted Eärwen,” Gildren declares, as he leads the rest of their siblings into the room.  “How many have you eaten already, two, three?  You have chocolate on your face and hands, you are a mess.”

“And you are jealous,” Eärwen answers, as she gives them an unrepentant smile.

“You are so dead, sister,” Galadriel warns her.  “To think you could do something like this and get away with it.”

“Yup,” Eärwen thinks to herself, “And proud of it.”  She doesn’t tell them that she can feel Eniko headed towards the door with another tray of brownies, because her mouth is too full to talk.  Nothing tastes like warm brownies.  She shrugs off the matter, they will find out in a minute anyway, so it doesn’t matter….

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Then I walk through the doorway between the kitchen and the interview room, and I am so close to bursting out with laughter, as six sets of eyes focus on me.  I haven’t seen such guilty looks since the last time they were here.  There isn’t a brownie left on the plate, a clean set of hands, or a face that isn’t smudged in the crowd.  Which was why I served them warm, with extra thick icing.  I smile, and shake my head.

If Eden and Gabriel could see their children now.

The guilty expressions turn to ones of sheepishness, as Jerrol, who is the only one capable of speech at the moment, finishes swallowing and comments.

“You make extraordinary brownies and they are worth running laps for.”

I don’t even try to hide my grin, as I set down a large tray, filled to capacity with more brownies.

Eärwen grins widely, as she swallows the last of what is in her mouth, and speaks.

“You are one of the good ones, and we have brought you a present.”

I mentally shake my head, seeing their chocolate stained clothing.  I am willing to wager those were their Sunday best.  Eden would fry their little pointed ears, or join them, one never knew for sure with her.  I watch as Ennacas runs out of the door, to return with a dark haired Elf, and my smile falters.  What is the meaning of this?  Why have they restrained this man with their father’s rope?

“We brought Felcor to meet you,” Galador announced.

Did he have to be restrained?  I ask.

“It is for your protection, he can be dangerous,” Eärwen replies, as she helps herself to a couple more pieces of brownies.

“You keep eating like that and you are going to get fat,” Ennacas declares, through a mouth filled with brownies.

“Do I look like I care?”  Eärwen sniffed back, as she bit into another brownie.

They boys weren’t paying attention to their sisters.  They were watching Felcor’s hands, as they began to glow.  A moment later the rope fell and, all thoughts of the sweets were forgotten, as the children scrambled to form a battle line, between me and Felcor.  They would protect me with their lives, for I was a friend, and they weren’t so sure where he stood yet.

Felcor spoke a few words and, the rope they had tied him with, lengthened, as it flew at the young Eagle Claw children.  A moment later they were lying on the floor, while they squirmed to gain release from the rope.

Felcor smiles at me and, in a smooth baritone, asked, “Are you interested in taking a walk with me in the woods?”  He then holds out a hand to me.

I look at the amusement, written across his face, that he didn’t attempt to hide, and the robes he is wearing of a High Elven Priest, and I wonder about his real station in the Empire.  Before I could ask, he gave me the answer to my question, even before it took form in my mind.

“Yes, I am a High Priest, and no, that does not mean abstinence.”

I laugh, as I take the offered hand, and then watch while he transfers the few remaining brownies to the smaller plate.  As we walk out of the building, side by side, the plate follows us, and Felcor assures me that the children will be safe.

“Eden and Gabriel are on their way to collect their babies.  They should arrive momentarily.”

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Thank you for joining me and I hope you enjoyed the chat! You see what I mean? They are a hoot and I never get tired of their antics. Did you check out the previous chats? See the links at the beginning of this post.

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Felcor hails from “For The King and Elven Empire”, book 8 of The Elven Chronicles, a great series by M. A. Abraham, release date is June 16, 2015.

Elendil, Gabriel, Eden, and their children are accompanying King Elrohir and his bride to the High Elven Kingdom, by invitation of his father, King Silas. What started off as a simple trip turns into a nightmare, as the children disappear while working in the forest. Eden and Gabriel are frantic. Where are their children? Why can’t they touch their life forces? They join their talents and go on a search, calling in every resource they can, but get no results. They reach out to the Empire for help, but that is quickly brought under control when Lothrariel arrives. Unfortunately, he didn’t get there quickly enough.

At Gabriel’s command, the Kings and Queens lead their armies into the High Elven Kingdom, but it is not Gabriel who will take command; it is Lothrariel. He has regained his ancient powers and searches for answers, but a power as ancient as his has hidden the answers. Who has done this? Why?
With their parents away, the children of the Light Elven Kingdom work behind the scenes to regain the freedom of their friends. There is only one Elf who can reach the children where they are; S’Larea. When they are finished, will the High Elven Kingdom be the same?

For those of you new to Miss Abraham’s books, I hope you will give them a try. I promise, you will not regret it, and her loyal readers will agree with me.

To keep up with the series or find all the books by M. A. Abraham, check the links below:

• websiteFacebook Author PageAmazon • Barnes & Noble • GoodreadsblogTwitter

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Join us on Facebook for the release party on June 15 and 16, a laid-back event filled with lots of fun and prizes. The page is live and we already have many visitors and the contests start even before the event begins. See you there!

Now onto the QUESTION

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What is your fave dessert?
Mine is anything with chocolate, especially brownies YUM

Ms. Abraham has graciously offered one lucky commenter, that will be chosen by Sexy Mr. Random, an ebook copy of the “For The King and Elven Empire”. The comments will stay open until 3pm EST on Monday, June 15, 2015. Good luck!

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