My Chat with Anders!

Hello and welcome!

I have a surprise visitor and I wanted to share with you.

I hear a light knock on my door and open it just as anther is about to be added to the first one. The first I notice is that the person standing before me has very long grey hair, the second is that he isn’t human. He is an Elf… and what an Elf.

When I don’t say anything, he begins. Eniko? Cambria sent me here, I also brought you a present from Athïan.

As this gorgeous Elf presents a huge bouquet of starflowers I give an excited squeak. Athïan never forgets.

I hold my arms out and they are suddenly filled with hundreds of freshly opened blossoms, and the whole house is filled with their fragrance.

With a smile so wide it threatens to stretch my cheeks even more, I invite this unknown Elf into my home. Come in, any friend of Athïan’s is a friend of mine.

To make things easier, he introduces himself, I am Anders, Cambria’s Life Mate. I believe you have met her.

I nod, I definitely have, and she must be ecstatic that the Fates chose you for her.

Ander’s laughs, I assume you approve. Cambria and Athïan told me what to wear. As Anders says this, he turns to show off his perfect physique, and I give a sigh. He has on the tightest pair of leathers. Did I hit it lucky with Athïan or what? He knows exactly how to make a girl smile, even when he isn’t with her in person. Not going to talk about the time we spend together… a girl doesn’t tell… right?

As I put the flowers into vases, I ask. Did they have other messages for me?

Not really, Anders admitted. Although, Athïan says that if you are interested, I am to bring you for a visit for the weekend.

I stop in the middle of putting the last of the flowers into a vase and stare at Anders as I quickly ask, When do we leave?

As soon as you get home on Friday. Everyone realizes that you live a double-life for now. Athïan isn’t terribly happy about it, but he says the two of you will have lots of time to spend together in the future. But that doesn’t mean it will ever be enough. Anders explains.

I am ready to leave when you are, I declare. Besides, I want to see what is going on in the Empire. Call me nosy.

Anders laughs, No wonder Athïan looks so happy all of the time. But you can’t go now, you have a workweek to finish.

Oh, I pretend to feel suddenly ill. I can’t go to work. I need the touch of Athïan’s healing hands.

Anders offers, I can take care of anything that ails you, unless that is of a personal nature, then that is up to Athïan.

I reply. My problem is definitely something that only Athïan can fix.

Well, in that case, I guess the sooner we leave, the quicker you will feel better. Do you need time to pack before we leave? Anders wonders, as I head for the door.

I grin at Anders as I reply. All I need, Athïan can provide.

Anders doesn’t question what I am talking about, or my motives. He is only too happy to leave now, for it means he will be back with Cambria that much sooner.

Wasn’t that sweet? So I will keep this short as I am out the door now and don’t worry if you do not hear from me till after the weekend. I will be very busy 😉

Lead on my galant messenger, I am ready for some hugs from my Life Mate.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Anders hails from The Tratchar, book 5 in The Guardians of the Empire by M. A. Abraham and is releasing tomorrow, March 5, 2021.

Cambria is a highly powered Tratchar, and her task is to take care of the Sentinels, in the same way her ancestors did, many millenniums before. She is good at her job and proud of what she does. She is also deadly as she is beautiful.

Anders isn’t one of the elite among the Guardians of the Empire, but he is happy to be numbered among them. To him, it is a point of pride. For, although he is one of the younger dragon shifters, he figures he has lots of time to develop.

All thoughts of his status, however, disappear into the mist when he sees a pretty young Elven female create a tree out of a seed she holds cupped in her hands. He watches in awe, as the small tree forms, and then loses all that he is to her as their eyes meet, for she is his life mate, and he can tell she is as aware of what he is to her as he is to her.

You can read Chapter 1 here. Find buy links here. Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Check out the beautiful paperback cover. It pops, doesn’t it? I love it! Amazing work, Cora Graphics!

My review: 5-star
A great addition to the series showing us how things are progressing in the Valley and the Guardians finding their Life Mates. Cambria and Anders are so good for and with each other. A few surprises await the reader, I know it will be well received.

I hope you will give it a try. I really enjoy the series, but then again I always feel good when I visit the Elven Empire.

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Until next time, happy reading / listening!

My Chat with Ilène … and Gabriella and Cambria?

Hello and welcome!

Another… UHM … surprise visit from the Elves, I LOVE IT! Read on to find out the shenanigans they cooked up again.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

I can’t believe my eyes. I am standing in the middle of my living room, wearing Christmas PJ’s, eating a sandwich, and generally looking frumpy when the door bursts open and Ilénè walks, or should I say struts, through the doorway and strikes a pose. I have arrived.

Suddenly I feel like Phyllis Diller in comparison. Ilénè should be outlawed, especially dressed in a red gown that looks like half of it was forgotten on the cutting table. She is absolutely drop-dead gorgeous in it anyway. ‘Yup,’ I think to myself, ‘She has definitely arrived.’ Sigh.

Without losing a beat, Ilénè continues. I have brought you something to make your day. Wait until you see them.

I could have groaned as I think, ‘Not another Elite Guard costume. I still have barely gotten the nerve collected to pull the other one back out of the closet from the last time Ilénè visited.’ I am not about to tell her that though.

As I bend to put my sandwich down, Ilénè waves my awkwardness away and continues. Please, continue with your lunch. She then looks at my slippers and smiles. When I look down at my feet she giggles and admits, I was looking for the pink bunnies with the beady eyes, but you don’t have them. Would you like a pair?

I must look horrified by the idea and Ilénè gives a sigh. I guess not. You are no fun at all.

I can’t help but look like I have been struck by lightning. Whatever Ilénè has been eating must be causing her euphoric mood, I wonder if she has more. I could use some of that for myself. I also wonder if it would help me look more like her.

Anyway, Ilénè continues. I thought I would bring the Eagle Claw twins to help make your day. Have you met Cambria and Gabriella yet?

My eyes grow large as I ask, You mean THE Cambria and Gabriella Eagle Claw from ‘The Legacy’?

Ilénè looks suddenly abashed. I guess I should have brought them here sooner, they are adults now and ready to meet their own Life Mates. Anders and T’Harris are so dreamy, not as much as Kestriel, but still nice. I might bring those two here at a later date if I can pry them away from their Life Mates. You are the type to really go for T’Harris. He is pure gentleman with a touch of drop-dead male thrown in. Well, more than just a touch, but don’t tell Kestriel or Gabriella I said so. Anyway, here they are, Gabriella and Cambria.
If you only knew how much T’Harris IS my type.

As Ilénè introduces them, two nearly identical Elven females walk through the door. I can tell which one is which though. Cambria is dressed in green and Gabriella in red. They are both absolutely beautiful, and I can tell they are equally deadly in their own way.

With a slight bow, I welcome them to my home. Please come in.

Cambria looks devilish as she replies, As it is so close to Christmas, we have brought you gifts. This is from an Elf who goes by the name Athïan, he says you will get to meet him in the future and he is looking forward to it. He says I am to tell you he picked each bloom personally, and they are the best of the lot. Cambria hands me a huge bouquet of Star Flowers, and they look as well as smell heavenly. I move quickly to find something to put them in and Cambria conjures a cut glass vase for me. It only takes a moment for me to put them in water, which Cambria insists on purifying.

Gabriella watches the proceedings with collected amusement. When things settle again, she holds out a package that is about as long as my hand and forearm together. I think you may need this, but watch how you use it.

I rip open the wrapping and find an Elven knife and it is exquisite. How did she knows I love knives? As I am about to touch the blade in pure wonder, Gabriella warns, Be careful, the edge is extremely sharp.

I give a fixated nod of understanding, even as I watch blood pool in the palm of my hand from a tiny cut on a finger.

Gabriella looks embarrassed, while Cambria touches the cut to heal it. I told you not to make it that sharp. I doubt if she did much more than barely touch the edge.

Gabriella defends herself. I didn’t think it was THAT sharp. I have much sharper ones in my arsenal at home. I am sorry Enikő. She then turns to Cambria and Ilénè and warns, You better not breathe a word of this to Athïan, I have enough problems with that Elf. He is so full of himself.

You have bigger worries than Athïan coming up, Gabriella, Ilénè reminds her. Your story is about to come up, but first we deal with Cambria’s. A thoroughly Elven look enters Ilénè’s eyes and she smiles at her friends as she quietly confides in me. You will feel much better about how you look right now in a year from now if you see them again. She then runs her hands down her svelte body and purrs, Of course I will be the one with the curves all in the right places.

My eyes grow large as I look at Ilénè, and she gives a smug grin as she whispers, You already know that Eagle Claws breed like rabbits, but you will learn more about these two at a later date.

Gabriella looks daggers at Ilénè, as does Cambria, and Ilénè heads for the door. It is time for me to leave. Enjoy the rest of your visit. Ta-ta.

There is no rest of the visit as Cambria and Gabriella tear off after Ilénè, only the sound of threats coming from the twins, and the sound of Ilénè’s laughter. Before it goes quiet, I hear Ilénè’s voice in my mind, They are so much fun when they are like this.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

As you can see, the Elves did their usual whirlwind entry and exit, leaving me bewildered and amused at the same time. I should be used to them by now, but nope… and I love every minute of it. Ilene visited me before when this book was part of the KaLiCon 2019 bundle, a present from few of the authors participating in the event. If you missed that chat, check it out here. You can also read an excerpt there too 😉

You will get to see more of their escapades in a new novella in the Guardians of the Empire series by M. A. Abraham , The Legend, releasing December 20, 2020.

A short story from the Elven Empire where I would love to move once M.A. convinces one of the Elven Mages to open a portal for me 😉

cover designed by me 😉

Born with the same talents as her illustrious ancestor, the High Lord General Gabriel Eagle Claw, Gabriella grows into her powers. It is not an easy road for the young Elven girl to walk, for as Gabriel’s father had expected great things from his well endowed son, so does her father expect the same things from her.

Cambria is Gabriella’s twin and partner in crime. She is a Tratchar with as much talent as her ancestress, Eden. With her best friend at her side, Ilénè, the Dark Elven Princess, they seek to ease the path that has been set out for them.

This is a coming of age story of how the Legacy of the Eagle Claw family that was missing from the Eagle Claw lineage returns. It is a symbol of power and might no one in the Empire has seen since Gabriel commanded the Combined Armed Forces.

Buy Links
Amazon USAmazon CAAmazon UKAmazon AUB&NKoboiBooksSmashwords

My review: 5 stars
It was a great peek into Gabriella’s childhood and have a better understanding on why she is the way she is as an adult. The three friends are a hoot. I recommend it with 5 stars and not just for the ones following the GOTE series, as it can be read as a standalone too. A new reader would get a taste of the amazing stories the author can spin.

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

To celebrate the release, Ms. Abraham will gift one of you with the ebook copy of The Legacy. Tell me which cover of the series is your fave. Sexy Mr. Random will pick a winner from the comments after 3pm EST on release day, December 20, 2020. Good luck!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

My Chat with Talus … and … SQUEEEE

Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who dropped by today! SQUEEEEE

Read on and find out…

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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

Talus.jpg

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

Lady Eniko! A crooked grin crosses Talus’ face.

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

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

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

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

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

So what treat are you offering? I ask curiously.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Does your friend have a name? I ask.

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

Tharris.jpg

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

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

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

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

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

3 Britallia-Priestess-cover

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

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

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

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

Read Chapter 1 here

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

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

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

cover-pb.jpg

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

Check out the rest of the books in the series.

GOTE-logo-4web.jpg

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

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

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

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

The Goddess – book 1 available now!

The Princess – book 2 available now!

An Elven Love Song – novella available now!

More coming and I will be making announcements as I get the news. In the meantime, sign up to Ms. Abraham’s blog and follow her on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date. You can also sign up to my blog and get the post directly to your email. 😉

To celebrate the new release, Ms. Abraham is offering an ebook copy of The Priestess to one of you. Sexy Mr. Random will choose a winner from the comments on release day after 3pm EST. GOOD LUCK!

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

Enter your email address to follow this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 428 other followers

Follow SEELKs fire & ice on WordPress.com

past chats

October 2021
M T W T F S S
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Blogs I Follow

Ella Ardent

Passion, Romance and Happily-Ever-After

Sweet & Spicy Reads

Avid Readears • Romance Bloggers • Book Lovers

kirilson photography

the stories behind the pictures, and vice versa

Ailish Sinclair

Stories and photos from Scotland

Heather Rainier

Erotic Romance Author

Angel Reviews

My honest reviews always.

Thought Catalog

Thought Catalog is a digital youth culture magazine dedicated to your stories and ideas.

Author T.M. Witko

Multigenre author of Adult Romances, Crime Fiction, Mysteries & Thrillers, Paranormal Young Adult, and Native American Fiction

The Dragonfire Novels

Bestselling Paranormal Romances Featuring Dragon Shifter Heroes by Deborah Cooke

Bryn Donovan

tell your stories, love your life

Audiobook Creation Exchange Blog (ACX)

Audiobook Creation Exchange

The Hatters

Bookish Ramblings from the slightly insane.

Crimson Quintessence

Freewill writer dancing to the beat of my drum, outside everyone's box.

Alexandria Sure

Coffee. Cocktails. Complex Characters.

Dragons of Incendium

Paranormal Romance series by Deborah Cooke

Evangeline Anderson

New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author

Delilah Devlin's Collections

Erotic Romance for Women

Mary's Ménages Reviews & Promos

♂♀♂ Another way to Review Erotic Ménage Romances...

Terry Brooks

Author of Shannara, Landover, Word/Void, Street Freaks, and Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Mile High Kink Book Club

The Only Carry-On You Need Is A Good Book

Saucy Southern Readers

professional, honest, and timely book reviews

Duchess of Romance

Romance books, historical romance, authors and book reviews

Charlotte Howard - Romance Author

All you need is tea and a good book.

Crazy Lady's Book Blog

Awesome Authors, Badass Books, and Updates

Sarcastica

Personal blog of a person.

Rants and Raves by KaLyn Cooper

Sizzling Romantic Suspense around the world melding fact and fiction together with steamy love

Rosanna Leo

Happily ever after, guaranteed.

Your Cheeky Wench

Suzan Tisdale. Author. Storyteller. Cheeky Wench.

Ceci Giltenan, Author

Characters with character

Self-Publishing Roundtable

Interviews and blog posts to help you succeed in Self-Publishing. For indies, by indies.

Booktalk with Eileen: Journaling a Journey -- Learning the Art of Crafting a Novel

Sharing the experience of living a thousand lives and creating new ones

Deborah Cooke & Her Books

USA Today Bestselling author Deborah Cooke writes paranormal romance and contemporary romance; she also writes medieval romance as New York Times bestselling author Claire Delacroix.

WELCOME

books, friends, giveaways...& don't forget the hot heroes

M. A. Abraham

Visit the worlds of author M.A. Abraham

SEELKs fire & ice

Books are my passion!

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

WordPress.com News

The latest news on WordPress.com and the WordPress community.