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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.
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.
Until next time, happy reading / listening!