Hunter (Magio-Earth Novella) by Joanne Wadsworth Free January 28, 29, 30, 2014 on Amazon

Hunter by Joanne Wadsworth will be free during January 28, 29, and 30th! This is such a great story, and short enough for you to read during your lunch break!

Here’s my review:

Filled with loads of steam worthy moments, Hunter is exciting; unforgettable and charming. Hunter is a must read for those of you who love this series as much as I do. Once the hunter sets their sight on the hunt, nothing can get in their way…even the call of a soul-bound mate. Here we have another Peacian vs. Dralion love story. Fierce and captivating, Joanne Wadsworth creates action packed scenes adding, of course, possible fatal situations to keep the heart pumping until the end. Hunter can be read as a standalone, but will be more fun to read as part of this addicting series…one of my favorite couples make an appearance as well! Below is a full list of each book.

Protector (Magio-Earth, #1)
Warrior (Magio-Earth, #2)
Hunter (Magio-Earth, #2.5?)
and coming soon this next year is Enchanter (Magio-Earth, #3)

 

Hunter

HUNTER (Magio-Earth Novella)

To love and protect…across worlds.

Nineteen-year-old Lieska Alura, a Dralion warrior from the planet Magio, calls an Australian Outback station her home away from home. Hounded by her skilled hunter senses, she is on a mission to track down one man, her soul-bound mate.

Peacian protector and hunter, Cole Cyrano, is driven by his soul’s demand to find his mated one, a woman he knows is his enemy. Dralion and Peacio are at war, and he ignores his soul’s call. Except Lieska shows up during a fierce training session inside his protectors’ arena, and his soul demands he protect her.

Completely, yet impossibly matched, they decide to renounce their bond, only not all goes as planned when Lieska receives word bushfires rage across her Outback station. She leaves, and now nothing can keep Cole from the hunt. He joins Lieska in driving the station’s cattle toward the mighty river, and the chase is on…against both nature and each other. Can the mated pair find their place together in a world at war?

A Young Adult, New Adult Fantasy Romance

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HUNTER

Free 28th, 29th, 30th January 2014

(Tell all your friends to grab a copy)

Free at: Amazon Kindle

 

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Hi, and thank you so much for having me on your blog today, Angela.

HUNTER is a story which will take you deep into the Australian Outback and across those great

plains. This is a stand-alone novella within my fast-paced YA/NA fantasy romance line, where across worlds, soul-bound mates battle against both love and land.

I brought my heroine from HUNTER with me today. Lieska’s a warrior hunter from Dralion, and is soul-bound to Cole, a protector from the enemy nation.

Joanne: Hey, Lieska. Thanks so much for taking the time to come and sit with me over here at Angela’s. So, I’ve got to ask. You and Cole? How is it being soul-mated with him?

Lieska: Since he’s a hunter like me, it’s been a blast of who can out-chase the other first. He’s super speedy, but I love every minute of our hunts. Cole’s incredibly smart, funny, caring, sexy— Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said all that. His hunter senses will be on fire if he catches a whiff of any of this stuff. No one here at Angela’s can whisper a word of what I just said. *smiles nicely at everyone*

Joanne: Gotcha. I’m sure we can all do that. So, looking back at that first day you met Cole inside his protectors’ arena, do you have any regrets about walking in? And what about confronting him?

Lieska: I just wish I could have kicked some protector butt before I met Cole. That would have been fun. And confronting Cole? I’ll never regret that. Heck, he kisses like a—

Cole: *marches in and runs his gaze over Lieska* My ears are burning. I wondered where you’d gotten to.

Lieska: I see you hunted me down again.

Cole: I found something of yours to track you with, and I couldn’t help myself. I love the chase. *pops a kiss on her nose as he sits* So, what are we all up to?

Joanne: We’re just hanging here at Angela’s. She said we could drop by, so we have. Not sure where she’s gotten to though, probably work or running the kids around. You wanna track her down for us, Cole?

Cole: Hah. You just want to get rid of me so you two can keep nattering. Nope, I’m staying. *crosses his arms*

Lieska: Stubborn hunter. *tweaks Cole’s chin*

Joanne: Alrighty then, well if you’re staying, then let me ask you a question, Cole. What’s it like being soul-bound to your sworn enemy?

Cole: It’s agonizing to keep the secrets I have to. Most of my fellow protectors would slice and dice me if they ever found out I’d accepted the mated bond with Lieska, but we’ve got Hope and Silas on our side, and Faith and Davio. They’re mated enemies like us, and it helps they know exactly what we’re going through. And being soul-bound with Lieska is incredible. I can’t give her up, not now, not even with all the problems we’ve still to face.

Joanne: Those guys are great. In the next book in this series they’re right there in the mix with Silvie and Guy as they undertake their journey. Things get pretty heated, but— Um, I probably shouldn’t go on about Enchanter since the third book doesn’t release until the summer. I better zip my lips.

Lieska: Gee, you are such a tease. You’ve gotta tell us what happens.

Joanne: Nope, I’m not spilling another word. Go and hunt down Hope and Faith if you want more goss. They’re in the story. They know it all.

Lieska: Oooh, did you just dare me? We hunters love a dare. *tugs Cole to his feet* Come with me. I’ll need your extra senses to catch them.

Cole: *grinning* See, this is why I love you. Let’s hunt. *they teleport away*

Joanne: Hey, come back here you two. We’re in the middle of an interview. Unbelievable. Oh, well I guess that’s it from us. Thanks for joining in. I hope you race out and grab your FREE copy of HUNTER and track down Lieska and Cole and discover more about their story.

HUNTER is the perfect short story to get you started on the series, and likely hooked. Full-length novels, PROTECTOR and WARRIOR are available, and ENCHANTER (book three) is coming real soon.

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HUNTER

Free 28th, 29th, 30th January 2014

(Tell all your friends to grab a copy)

 

Free at: Amazon Kindle

 

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Here’s an excerpt from Hunter to tempt you:

Chains cranked, and the solid paneled iron gates at the entrance rolled open. This was what I’d been waiting for. Finally I’d be able to see inside the three-story high open-aired arena. It was a beauty with its ancient circular architecture.

“Wow. Do you see that?” Hope whispered to me from where we hid in a bush.

I shoved the brush farther aside, and we both poked our noses in. The protectors’ arena was close in size to our fighting force’s in Dralion. Their blocked seats were layered back and up and able to hold thousands of spectators. Groups of protectors trained on the central sandy floor with swords and spears and axes, with likely more beyond. Some of the men wore red tunics with leather-flapped skirts, and they lunged and parried, as accurate with their brutally sharp weapons as any warrior would be. The women trained in their battle leathers. So close. This was the chance I’d been waiting for. It had definitely been right to bring Hope. Hopefully she’d be able to help me keep a level head.

“Let’s go.” I gripped Hope’s hand and ’ported us. Everything darkened as I made the short jump through space.

Hope wobbled as we arrived near the wall. “Lieska, what the heck are you doing?”

“You saw the gate open. It’s an invitation I can’t turn down.” I plucked the sides of my hip-hugging black leather pants. “Look at us. I’m dressed no differently to any of the protector women, and you’re completely unassuming in jeans and a t-shirt. Except for this. The Stetson has to go. It screams Earth.” I nabbed it and tossed it behind a flax bush growing beside the wall. “Now no one’s going to suspect we’re from Dralion unless we announce it. We’ll be normal people, not catching a second glance.”

“Geez, I hate how my own words come back to bite me.” She shook her head. “Just make sure you don’t announce our arrival your way. No throwing any daggers at the protectors, because that would be announcing it, in case you weren’t aware.”

“I’m aware, and I’ll try and keep them sheathed, maybe.” I couldn’t stop from rubbing my hands together. Finally I’d have a chance to sort this problem. The hunt was on. I strode in and the breeze lifted my long brown locks and swept strands across my face. Two men battled close by and one of the men’s blade’s struck flesh and bone. Blood spurted in a wide arc. My blood thrummed to join the fight. Oh yeah. I wish I’d been the one to inflict that wound. The injured man grasped his arm, holding the edges closed. His blood ceased running and his skin began to knit together. A fast-healer. Damn. What a shame.

“Ew.” Hope puffed as she caught up. “Are your senses still on fire?”

“Burning bright. So stay close in case I need to ’port us out of here quick.” I followed the safety rail around the perimeter. My senses flared. There. A man in black jeans stretched as if readying himself for training. The denim molded his butt. Mm-mmm.

He selected a two-handed sword from the rack and twirled it in a precise figure eight. Slowly he built up speed, and moved through a series of fluid training moves. He held the battle skills, and only those who had such an affinity for their weapon did.

“Is that him? The one you’re after?” Hope hauled me to a stop.

“Yes, and it appears he needs a battling partner. Wait here.”

“I’ll wait provided you agree not to kill anyone.”

“We’ll see, just don’t draw any attention to yourself.”

“Huh, I can’t believe you’re telling me not to draw attention to myself. Hello. Give yourself your own pep talk.” With a harrumph, she snuck under the railing. She plopped onto the wooden bench and grasped the edge under her knees, squishing her knuckles.

“I would take my own advice, except I don’t think I’m up for listening. That’s why I have you.” She was one of my best friends, even though she’d accepted a protector as her mate. I could deal.

Stroking the hilt of my ever-present side sword, I walked toward the one my senses had flared on.

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Where Romance Meets Fantasy and Adventure…

Reading romance books captivated Joanne Wadsworth as a teenager, particularly when she tucked herself into bed at night and continued to dream those stories as she slept. She’d visualize the direction, taking the hero and heroine on an adventure unparalleled to what she’d read. Today she is devoted to writing romance, bringing her imagination to life within the lines of young adult, contemporary, and historical Highlander.

Born in New Zealand, Joanne works both as a writer and a financial controller, all while keeping up with her four energetic children and dreamy husband.

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Jen Wylie’s Character Interviews for: Broken Prince

Jen Wylie’s interview doesn’t need an opening. Yes, it’s that good. Enjoy! Image

 

Aro opened her eyes wide. “What’s going on?”

“We’re being interviewed.”

She blinked at Kei and then turned to the strange woman ushering them into an un-used cabin.

“Sit down, y’all. We’ll be ready in just a minute.” The woman gestured to chairs set before a table with a strange thin box on it. “My name is Angela,” she said as they sat. “Hold still while I clip these on.”

“Wait, what are these? What is that?” Aro gestured to the strange box. “What is going on?”

Kei grinned and elbowed her. “Do you want to see Prince?”

She stared and then abruptly closed her open mouth.

“Okay then! Let’s get this fired up, hopefully Prince is ready.”

“What does that even mean,” Aro whispered to Kei. He just shook his head and they watched as the woman did something near the base of the box, it suddenly lit up, and clicking sounds ensued.

A moment later Prince appeared and Aro gasped and then leaned forward eagerly. “What sort of magic is this?”

Angela slapped her reaching hand away. “Don’t touch. Can you hear us, Prince?”

“But he’s not here,” Aro grumbled. “Is he?”

“Yes, I can,” Prince answered.

“Prince!” Aro flung herself forward again, but this time Kei caught her arms and held her back in the chair.

“Alrighty, we don’t have a lot of time, and we’ve a number of questions to get through. So let’s get started, shall we?” Angela beamed at them all. “This is so exciting!”

Aro tapped her temple. “Can he hear me?”

“No, dear. Let’s start with you, Prince Shael, in case you’re called away. First question. What was it like when you finally made it home? Was there a special someone waiting for you?  Was a party thrown in your honor?”

He frowned. “That is three questions.”

“Oh yes, so it is.” Angela smiled at him brightly. “Can you see us all?”

“Yes.” He let out a deep, weary sigh. “Everything has been rather busy. Much has changed, more so than I thought. I have been regaining my strength. Yes, I was specially welcomed back to court.” He paused a moment. “My family was waiting.”

“Do you miss the death-thrilling adventure of being out with Aro and the gang?”

“I did not find our travels overly thrilling. I miss…” he trailed off, turning his gaze to Aro.

“I miss you, too,” she said quietly.

“Aww that’s so sweet! Next question! How did you feel when Kei was able to save Aro? Does their ‘bond’ affect you?”

Prince closed his eyes for a moment, clearly irritated. “That is two questions.” His gaze returned to Aro and noticeably softened. “He did not save her. She saved herself. Aro is a very strong…young woman.” He looked to Kei. “As for their bond. I do not care for it, or how they hid they had two–”

Aro straightened angrily. “We didn’t hide–”

“However,” Prince continued, frowning slightly at her interruption. “It has saved her life and he uses it to protect her. I cannot fault that.”

“I don’t need protecting,” Aro muttered, falling back in her chair and crossing her arms.

“Yes you do,” both Prince and Kei said at once. Kei snorted. Prince scowled.

Angela grinned and raised a finger. “Next! Since you are back home, is your magic back and recharged, so to speak? Will you be able to have another charm created in order to leave your land? If so, would this be something you’d be willing to do? If yes, why would you consider leaving the safety of your homeland?”

Prince stared at her and then shook his head slightly. “It will take some time for me to recover fully. As for the rest…I do not know at this time.”

Aro’s quiet gasp drew all of their attention. Turning her head, she avoided everyone’s gaze.

“Let’s move on to Kei then.” Angela shifted in her chair to face the Fey. “The Prophecies center around you and Aro directly. How do you feel knowing you two will be in this together?”

 He reached over and took Aro’s hand. “I will always be by her side.”

Angela looked at him expectantly. “And… how do you feel about that?”

His brows drew down in confusion. “It is the choice I made.”

“We’re best friends, more than that,” Aro added.

“But are you happy?”

Kei tilted his head to the side. “Of course.”

The woman rolled her eyes and let out an exasperated sigh. “Okay, you’ve met a few other Fey during your adventure, and have seen them change from their crazed state to being sane again. Were you like them?”

“Sometimes,” he said quietly.

“What is the fury like?”

He frowned. “It is…uncontrolled feelings. Anger. Fury. The need to fight. A desire to kill.”

“Aro, when you took the fury from the Fey, did you feel this as well?”

She nodded hesitantly. “It is hard to describe. It’s frightening, and wild. But you also have a feeling of such power, like nothing can hurt you. Nothing can stop you.”

“You’ve been through so much, and at such a young age. Where do you find the strength to keep moving forward?”

Aro looked over at Prince and smiled and then looked to Kei. “From my friends. They need me, and I need them. They have taught me so much. I go on because I’m still needed, there is still so much more in life I want to do. As long as I have them, everything will be fine.”

“You’ve seemed to have tapped into a power source since you and Kei have bonded. We’ve seen this after you’ve healed Kei and the other lost fey. Do you feel different? If so, can you describe it?”

Aro bit her lip. “They give me power and I let it go. I don’t feel different most of the time, other than my eyes changed, after they gave me so much when I healed. I can see better now, and further away.”

“You’re faster,” Kei added quietly.

She shrugged. “Maybe.” 

“Last question, since it looks like Prince has to go shortly. The prophecies talk about you being a queen? How does that fit with the feelings you have for Prince, considering he is an elf?”

Aro stared at her, a flush of pink rushing across her cheeks. “I…I…” She cleared her throat. “The thought of being a queen rather frightens me. I don’t know how to be a queen.”

“I am here for you,” Kei whispered. “You know that.”

“I know…and I’ll do what I need to, to help the Fey. But that doesn’t mean the idea doesn’t scare me.”

“Should that time come, she will be older. I am certain she will have no difficulty with it,” Prince added.

Aro looked over at him in surprise. “Will it matter?”

A pained look crossed his face and he looked away. “I must go now.”

She stood abruptly. “Wait! I still have so much to ask you.”

“Be safe, my Arowyn.”

Prince disappeared.

Aro whirled around. “Bring him back!”

Angela stood and shook her head. “I can’t do that.” She grinned. “Thank you for the interview though! I’m sure the fans will love it!”

Kei stood, looking at her in confusion. “What?”

The woman pulled whatever she’d clipped on their shirts off and stuck the pieces in her pocket and then turned and folded down the box.

“Wait! I want to talk to Prince again!”

“Sorry, I have to get going too. More interviews to do! You two go and have an adventure! Don’t die, and,” she picked everything up and turned to Aro, “you just have to have a happily ever after!”

“I don’t have any idea what you’re talking about,” Aro yelled in frustration.

The woman was gone.

“What just happened?”

Kei shook his head and ran his fingers through his hair. “I don’t know. Maybe the wine at dinner was bad?”

 

Ha! Jen Wylie is absolutely amazing. I hope y’all enjoyed her interview….she even added ‘y’all’ to my part when writing this. LOL Also….Don’t forget to come back tomorrow for the final set of character interview from Hope’s Decree. Below are Jen’s links and a blurb from Broken Prince! 

Links

E-mailJenniferW2mail@gmail.com

Websitehttp://www.jenniferwylie.ca

Bloghttp://jlwylie.wordpress.com/

Twitterhttp://twitter.com/jen_wylie

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4499919.Jen_Wylie

BLURB

Sometimes, when you’re broken, you can heal on your own. Sometimes, you need the help of your friends, your family, and the people you love. Keeping those pieces together when the world seems intent on ripping you apart is the greatest challenge of all. Especially when the ones you love, the ones who hold you together, start falling apart themselves. Arowyn and her family continue on their journey to return the Elven Prince, Shael, to his homeland before he fades and dies. A journey full of triumph and horror, love and sorrow, rips them apart with every fighting moment, and yet brings them together as a family. They don’t allow the prophecy to rule their lives. Some don’t believe, some don’t care. Prophecies aren’t written in stone. Events can change. People can change. They are only words. From besieged cites, to the elusive Were and wild Fey, nothing quite prepares them to face their deadliest of enemies, one they didn’t know existed.

Reviews 

 

“Broken Prince is a story about love and hope, loss and pain, facing the odds and not giving up. I couldn’t put it down!” Wendy Knight, Feudlings

“Filled with fantasy, non-stop action and suspense, Broken Prince is a heart-achingly romantic read that had me flipping the pages, needing to know what would happen next to Aro and her boys. The end is bittersweet and perfect, and I need the next installment now!” Trisha Wolfe, Of Silver and Beasts

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Sean Hayden’s Character Interview from My Soul to Keep

Today we have Connor, Clarisse, and Caelyn from Sean Hayden’s My Soul to Keep (another bunch of fun characters). Be sure to read till the end for a short blurb.

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

Connor

Angela: Since becoming one of the (big, bad, soul suckers) Fallen, do you feel differently about humanity? You and Caelyn fight constantly, but you can tell you love each other (I think). Now that she’s a vampire, do you feel differently toward her? Do you ever wish you hadn’t said the oath?

Connor: Actually, I do. I’m jealous of them. I miss being human and not having to deal with all this crap.

Life was a LOT simpler a year ago. The only thing I worried about was finding the time to play video games.

Yes. I do love my sister, but if you tell anyone, I will hunt you down and make an extra arm sprout from your forehead. As for being a vampire, I feel guilty, but I don’t feel any different about her. She’s still my sister. She sucks, but it beats the alternative. I wouldn’t care if she were a werewolf. I might buy her a flea collar, but family is family.

As for the oath, if I could go back in time and smack the crap out of myself for even writing it down, I would. There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t regret that one.

Angela: Since you two exchanged hearts, literally, do you feel different? More human? Slower? Your weapon of choice are two twin blades, oddly similar to Lucifer’s. Another thing, when you created the Vampire kid, before he turned crazy psycho, Clarisse mention the amount of power you were able to conjure. Do you have an explanation for the extra jolt of power or the similarity of yours and Lucifers blades? Jessica’s father is a Chosen and didn’t hide his dislike for you. However, the two of you worked together nicely. Do you think this may be a start to a new era, between the Fallen and Chosen?

Connor: Since we exchanged I love needlepoint, gardening, and My Little Pony…

Yeah. I’m just kidding. Don’t print that.

Actually, the answer is no. When I said it, that I’d give her my heart, and she said it back…time sort of stopped and there was a huge clap of thunder. That was about it. No feeling different, no nothing. It kept her alive and that is all that matters to me.

HA! My weapons of choice are hardly a choice. They just appear when I call them. Personally, I think they’re pretty bad-ass, but they do cause me a lot of grief. Whenever any of the Fallen or Chosen see them…they have a tendency to freak out a little because they DO look like you-know-who’s.

When I turned Brett into a vampire, the magic just flew into him and instantly transformed him. I don’t know how it happened or why it happened. All I do know is they won’t let me grant any more wishes. The ONLY thing I can think of is maybe it’s because they made me a Fallen? They’re not sure either. As for my blades looking like Lucifer’s, I’m just gonna chalk it up to another of life’s grand schemes of getting back at me for something.

Nicely? Don’t let him here you say that. He might put YOU through a wall. He’s about as nice as a rabid porcupine. And he scares me. No. The only reason we REMOTELY got a long is because of Jessica. Not that she’s healed, the novelty of my help has sort of worn off. Things are getting back to normal…for us.

As for a new era? Not likely. The Fallen have their moments, but the Chosen are a bunch of stuck up asshats. They’ll never get along…

Clarisse

Angela: Do you get bored or tired of your job as a Fallen? Have you ever wanted to warn someone not speak the sacred soul stealing oath? What is your life like outside of taking souls? You’ve posed as a teenager for some time, does that get old? Do you think Connor will learn to become a good Fallen soul taker…person? Are you angry he outsmarted you?

Clarisse: Bored? I don’t think so. Imagine this human, unlimited power with an eternity to enjoy it. I do what I want, when I want, and how I want. Who would get bored with that?

Why would I warn someone? Humans have wants and we have needs. They get what they want and we get what we need. Would you warn a fish not to eat the worm you placed on the hook? Geesh. You ask some stupid questions. Are you related to Connor?

Yeah, looking like a teenage girl for eternity is an absolute horrid fate! I would MUCH rather wither, grow old, and eventually move into a nursing home. Are you SURE you’re not related to Connor?

Do I think Connor will make a good Reaper? I hope so. He sucked as a Seeker. Making crazy ass vampires does NOT look good on a resume.

Let’s get one thing straight, mortal. The worm did not outsmart me. He didn’t win. He didn’t pull one over on the Fallen. He thought he saw a way out of his predicament, but it wasn’t. He stepped out of the frying pan directly into the lava pit. Ask HIM if he thought he made a wise choice.

Caelyn

Angela: Now that you are one of the ‘undead’ do you feel any different? Are you glad to be alive, so to speak? Do you think you will sparkle when in the sunlight? (LMAO)

Will you continue going to school as if nothing has happened? What is your appetite like now? Can you eat regular food or is it strictly the red liquid stuff? How do you feel about being stuck as a teenager for the rest of your life?

Caelyn: Of course I feel different. I live off of blood and sunlight burns. WTH kind of question is that?

Angela: *rolls eyes*

Caelyn: Did you just ask me if I was happy to be alive? Seriously? Connor, I think I found your lost twin!

Angela: *shakes head*

Caelyn: Do I think I’ll sparkle in the sunlight? No. But I’m pretty sure you’re going to bleed after this interview.

Angela: *laughs out loud* Sorry, you’re right. I was thinking of a happy, loving type vamp with the sparkling. *waves hand toward Caelyn* You’re obviously more like the old and unoriginal vamps. Nothing new or exciting about you…being a vampire. Got it. *winks* And what about school?

Caelyn: I was all set to drop out of school and become a carnie. Maybe run the tilt-a-whirl or the gravitron. OF COURSE I’M STAYING IN SCHOOL. Only morons don’t finish school. Did YOU finish school?

My appetite? For blood or food? Because I like my blood hot and I can’t eat food. I want blood when I wake up and all day and all night. It never stops. It’s sucks, but so do I.

The immortality thing is pretty cool, but I’m not an idiot. There is plenty of stuff out there that can kill me. The fact that I’ll stay young until that happens… That’s pretty cool.

Angela: Yes, you being around forever is Awesome. 

This was such a fun interview. Thanks Sean for allowing your characters to hang with me today. 

Did ya like the interview? Find it funny? Haven’t read My Soul to Keep? Then you HAVE to pick up Sean’s book….you will NOT be disappointed.  😀

Find more about the crazy, fun, and entertaining Sean Hayden by following the links below!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/shaydenauthor

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/4634239.Sean_Hayden?from_search=true

Website: http://www.seanhayden.org

My Soul to Keep (Rise of the Fallen, #1)

My Soul to Keep

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/13636646-my-soul-to-keep

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/My-Soul-Keep-Rise-Fallen-ebook/dp/B0080N68AA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1383883631&sr=1-1&keywords=My+Soul+to+Keep+by+Sean+Hayden

~Blurb~

Ever have one of those bad ideas just pop into your head? You know the ones. They seem like a great idea at the time, but if you had stopped to think about it a moment…

I’m talking about those ideas where you just seize the moment and do what your heart tells you to. Then, after the dust settles and you get bandaged up, your parents say, “What the hell were you thinking?”

“But, Dad, I wasn’t!”

I had one of those moments.

I guess if you want to be technical, I had a whole chain of those moments leading up to the big bang moment. The problem was I didn’t have anyone standing around saying, “What the hell were you thinking?”

The moral of this story?

There are several.

First, stores don’t sell black candles for a reason. They’re bad news. If you happen to come across one in the mall that sells questionable items…walk away. Trust me on this one. Black candles are bad.

Second, always know what you want out of life. Coasting along, not caring about anything will get you into trouble. Maybe more than you can handle.

Lastly, if someone offers to grant you your fondest wish, wish for something you really, truly want. Wish for something that will make the world a better place or you a better person. Never ever wish to be a monster

Character Interviews from Joanne Wadsworth’s: Warrior

Thanks for coming back today for more amazing, fun interviews. Today we have characters from Joanne Wadsworth’s Warrior. Say hello to Hope, Silas, Faith and…. wait for it…. wait for it…. um, not gonna tell ya. Keep reading and you’ll see who our special guest is. Also!!! Joanne has given us a quick excerpt from Warrior which has been posted at the end of the interview. So, without further adieu…

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Hope

Hope: Wow. Can I just say how super thrilled I am to be here, Angela. Your blog is fabulous and I’m a huge fan of your new release Hope’s Decree. You named your book after me, right? *wink, wink*

Angela: *Blushes* Thank you so much, Hope. I’m so glad you liked Hope’s Decree. You’ll have to come back this coming Sunday to learn more about my characters. As far as the title, um, yeah, sure. *wink* I’m so glad you decided to come hang out with us today. With that, let’s get started. *clears throat* Can you explain what life was like growing up, knowing your mum and twin sister lived on Earth, and were unable to meet them?

Hope: Sure. I guess I should explain my dad just couldn’t speak about my mum. I knew I had a mum on Earth, just no idea where. I have a complicated family. My grandfather, King Donaldo, rules Dralion, and he was after blood when he heard my dad had married an Earthling. Dad saved my life the day I was born by bringing me back to Dralion, but he paid a huge price. He was forced to leave my mum and twin sister behind. I actually had no idea I had a twin. When I first heard about her, it threw me. Big time.

Angela: Once you and Faith finally met, did y’all have the infamous ‘twin’ connection?

Hope: Did we ever. On my planet Magio, family members are blood-bound. We have an affinity for each that’s as strong as the soul-bound matches which can occur. Our ties are tight, and they cement quickly. The second I met Faith, I felt a wrenching pull toward her. It was as if we’d never been separated.

Angela: The first time you, Faith, and both parents were together; was it everything you thought it’d be?

Hope: It was everything and more. I can’t believe how incredible my mum is. It’s no wonder Dad fell in love with her. He remained loyal to her for eighteen years until it was possible for them to come back together again. And now I have a family. It’s all I’ve ever wanted, but never knew was missing.

Angela: You and Silas? How has being soul-mated with him been for you? *wiggles brows*

Hope: He’s a pain in the butt, but I’m getting him in line. LOL. Actually, he’s incredible. He’s smart, funny, caring, sexy— Oh, maybe I shouldn’t have said that. Angela, when you go to interview Silas, please don’t tell him I said any of that. He’s got the biggest head and any compliments just inflate it further. None of your followers are allowed to whisper a word either. *smiles nicely at everyone*

Angela: Looking back at the beginning of your rocky relationship, do you have any regrets?

Hope: Hmm, I don’t think so. Everything happened for a reason.

Angela: You and Silas have to mind-merge every three days, how has that affected you two?

Hope: It’s kinda cool mind-merging with Silas. Once I’ve formed the connection and linked into his mind, I just settle back as if wrapped up in my favorite blanket. That big head of his is very handy since that’s where my mind hangs out a lot of the time.

Angela: Hmmm. Can we expect to hear wedding bells in the near future?

Hope: I’m not sure how that would be possible. Silas might be my soul-bound mate, but he’s from the enemy nation. My grandfather has no knowledge of our relationship, but if he knew, I imagine all hell would break loose.

Angela: Do you find it odd you and your sister have mated with your families’ rival?

Hope: We can’t choose who we’re mated to. Our soul-bonds are actually created at birth, but it’s not until we reach eighteen that we find each other. The male is driven to search for his female once both reach adulthood.

Angela: Have you learned more about your Sol heritage?

Hope: I’m learning more all the time. It’s a dream to have so much family.

Silas

Angela: Being a Protector, what has being soul-bound to your sworn enemy been like?

Silas: Hey Angela, thanks for having me over. *sits down* That’s a tough question. I’d have to say rough and agonizing to start with. Now though, it’s a different story. Being soul-bound to Hope is incredible, even with all the problems we still face.

Angela: It’s no secret the ill feelings shared between you and Faith. Considering Hope and Faith are twins, did that pose as a problem? If so, how were you able to overcome it?

Silas: What do you mean ill feelings toward Faith? C’mon, Faith and I are like…ah, okay, Faith and I don’t get along. At all. We have like a rival sibling relationship. Hope thankfully gets that. *wipes brow*

Angela: Have you met Hope’s parents? And do they approve of your relationship?

Silas: I’ve never met either of them, and I imagine they’d wish for anyone other than their sworn enemy as their daughter’s mate. But Hope’s lucky. Her dad had to live without his wife and mate for eighteen years. He’d never inflict that kind of pain on Hope or Faith.

Angela: When you left Hope in the Sol compound, can you share how leaving her affected you?

Silas: I couldn’t sleep or eat. The pain of our separation was unbearable.

Angela: The Warrior prisoners your people keep, have you or Davio considered freeing them?

Silas: We’d never release the warriors we imprison. Hope’s grandfather, King Donaldo Wincrest, rules Dralion with an iron hand. If we released his warriors, they’d just come back and attack us again.

Angela: Have you spoken with Maslin since the deadly fight went down between you two? Does him being blood-bound with Hope bother you?

Silas: I’ve not spoken with Maslin since that deadly fight. I should for Hope’s sake since they are blood-bound, but he tried to take my girl from me. *strokes the hilt of his side sword* That grates, bad.

Faith

Angela:  Hi Faith. Thanks for coming! You’ve taken on a lot these last few weeks. First being mated to a (once upon a time), domineering jerk, Davio. Then you learn you have a direct lineage to hate Davio, considering your dad is the Prince of Dralion. Not long after facing a close call with death, you discovered you had a twin sister, Hope. Any other surprises we don’t know about?

Faith: Hey Angela. What a great place you have. Thanks for inviting me over to your blog. I love that question. Davio was a jerk in the beginning, yes. And completely impossible, but in saying that, he’s also my Mr. Impossible. LOL. Yeah, it’s a little crappy at times being soul-bound, but we worked things out in the end. Now I’m busy retraining him into being the best soul-mate ever. It could take me a while, but I’m up for the challenge. You asked about any other surprises? Absolutely. You’ve no idea what’s about to happen to my best friend. Silvie’s story is told in Enchanter, and things get really hot. Hot. Hot. You don’t want to miss what goes down— Oh, here’s Davio. *pats seat beside her* Come chat to Angela, Davio. I was just talking about Silvie.

Davio: Nice to meet you, Angela. *sits and holds Faith’s hand* What about Silvie? What’s my cousin done now?

Faith: I was saying how things get hot in Enchanter.

Davio: Hot is right. Silvie has a skill which hasn’t been seen in generations. She really gets things heating up.

Angela: Faith, have your, um, not so nice feelings for Silas changed since he and your sister are soul-bound?

Faith: Silas is a pest, but for Hope’s sake I’m going to try and get along with him better.

Davio: *stares at Faith* What? I’m sorry, but did you say you’re going to try? *chuckles* I so have to tell Silas that. He’ll never believe his good fortune.

Angela: Faith, have you learned more about your Sol heritage?

Faith: Not me, but Hope has. I’ve been incredibly busy getting into trouble, which you’ll find out all about in Enchanter.

Davio: *frowns* What kind of trouble? I haven’t heard about any trouble.

Faith: *taps Davio’s nose* And you’re not about to either, my mate.

Angela: Faith, anything new news between you and Davio we should know about?

Faith: There is never a dull day when we’re together. Let me just say that. *grins* 

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WARRIOR

Silas extinguished the lamp, and moonlight filtered through the tiny square window. He rolled to his side, facing me. “We’ll stay close. I can’t dismiss the mated bond. Our souls call to one another and it’s strong.”

I felt it too.

“I can’t keep my distance from you, Hope. That would result in your death.”

“Yeah, but yours would result if my grandfather, Donaldo, ever found out about you. The need to protect goes both ways.”

A low growl rumbled from his throat. “It sounds like you’re arguing with me.”

“I’m pointing out the facts. Alexo keeps the knowledge of Faith’s relationship with Loveria a secret.”

“We don’t have their kind of relationship.”

“So this is a non-relationship?” I smiled. That actually suited me.

“Yes.”

“Okay, honey. I got it.”

He pulled me to him. “I have no idea why, but I like you. You have a smart mouth.”

I snuggled closer, resting my cheek against his chest. “Mmm-hmm. So do you.”

He let out a slow breath and it fanned over the top of my head. “I still want to kiss you.”

“Hell, no.” I grinned to myself.

“Are you repeating my earlier words?”

“Yes, I am.” He rolled me, coming up over top. My heart raced. “Don’t–”

His kiss was potent as he claimed my mouth.

I had no response. I was lost, hypnotized as we shared breath and a moment more special than any in time.

He cupped my face in his hands and stroked my cheeks, his thoughts escaping for the first time.

I read them so clearly within the merge.

He wanted this moment to last.

My heart soared and my soul called to his on the deepest level. “We are in a world of trouble,” I murmured against his lips.

His hold tightened, intoxicating me. Then he eased away an inch, maybe two. “You have the most beautiful spun-gold hair. It catches even the moonlight and glows like silk.”

I cleared my throat. “I know I just said trouble. You should stick to your side of the bed in this non-relationship.”

A wicked grin widened his mouth. “I could drown in the brilliant violet of your eyes.”

“Do I need to slap your face?”

He laughed. “Yes.”

I pushed him away, trying to get my heartbeat to slow. “Go away.”

He rolled into me, held me close. “I’ll be good. Just keeping you warm. It’s my right.”

I curled up, squeezing my eyes shut. “I can’t believe I’m sharing a bed with you. Do you snore?”

“Terribly. I’m also a bed-hog.”

I heard the partial lie, but to which half of that statement? “Hmm, since I’m squished between you and the wall, I’m picking you’re a bed-hog.”

“You feel all warm and soft. I’m not going anywhere.” He nuzzled my hair and yawned. “Go to sleep. You’ll need your rest if you want to be on your toes tomorrow.”

I didn’t doubt it. The minutes ticked by, and I slowly relaxed. My soul-bound mate lay beside me. For one night, or perhaps for more? I had no idea.

Character Interview from The Lady Astronomer by Katy O’Dowd

Today we welcome Katy’s crazy crew from The Lady Astronomer. Sit back and enjoy the show, folks 😉

The Lady Astronomer

Angela: what is it about astronomy you love most? If you could be a constellation, which would it be?

Freddie: Well hello dear Mrs. McP! And how very nice to meet you and to be asked my opinion on anything! Do you know, not only do my siblings Lucretia and Al tell me that I do tend to waffle on a touch, they also have the complete temerity to stop listening to me and walk off to do their own thing. How very dare they! Anyway, what was it that you were asking? Ah yes, what do I love the most about astronomy? Why, charting the night skies, being an explorer in the dusky depths, oh to have a ship that would bring me nearer – it is something I am working on. As for what constellation I could be? Hmmm. I’d choose to be all of them if I was being completely honest, but I suppose if pushed I would pick Pegasus, as he romps amidst the inky starlit sky. Ah me.

Angela: what is it like working Lucretia?

Freddie: Well, Lucretia you see is a very demanding girl, oh yes indeed, and as the eldest of the family it somewhat falls upon me to take the lead…  pardon me for a second, won’t you? Lucretia! Is that you laughing?!

Anyway, where was I? Ah yes, she is a great worker and we compliment each other’s skills to perfection. Excuse me again, she appears to be choking…

Angela: Lucretia, what is it like working with Freddie? Lucretia, can you tell us about your hats and why you enjoy making them?

Lucretia: You’ll have to give me a moment, I can’t seem to stop laughing…

Freddie, despite his scattiness is one of the most intelligent men I have ever met – he has left the room briefly otherwise I would never, ever say that within his hearing, his head is quite big enough as it is! Oh, here, he’s back with some tea for us.

And speaking of heads, hats. I don’t actually make them any more, as I’m spending all of my time working with Freddie at the moment. But I did love making them, until the matrons who were requesting them were getting more outlandish with their requests – I mean to say, if someone sees them and asks where they got the hat from, I do have a reputation after all.

Angela: Can you each talk about your experience with the Clockwork Court?

*complete silence from the sibs*

*Freddie reaches over and takes Lucretia’s hand, her monoscope is looking suspiciously steamed up*

Freddie: I’ll answer for both Lucretia and I – it was the most terrible time, yet something wonderful has come out of it: we have been charged with another commission by the King himself! Ah, no, I can’t say more, that would be telling.

Angela: Freddie, do you plan to make more telescopes?

Freddie: Oh yes! We will never stop – and the orders have been coming in thick and fast.

Angela: Did you feel pressured by the king to make the forty foot telescope?

Lucretia: I think Freddie did feel incredibly pressurized, but he loved it even though it has given his grey hairs where there were none before.

Freddie: I say, dear girl! What grey? I must off and have a look in one of my telescope’s mirrors! Lucretia, come with me and point out the offending locks! Mrs. McP, we shall leave you in the capable hands of Orion and Leibniz.

Angela: Leibniz, I believe you are a great knitter?

*the lemur scowls and knits*

Angela: And Orion, how does it feel to be clockwork now?

*the owl has wound down and cannot answer*

*Lucretia comes back into the room, picks up the lemur and winds up her owl*

Lucretia: Freddie is in a lather over his hair – can I be of assistance in translating for you? We don’t actually communicate in words, as such, but I know my lemur and owl quite well.

Angela: Please – I was asking Leibniz about his knitting and Orion about being clockwork, but I’d be really interested to know about how they get on.

Lucretia: Oh, they love each other.

*Lucretia is smiling – and how is she to know that the lemur and the owl can talk to each other perfectly well thank you very much?*

Leibniz: Hooty McOwlFace!!

Orion: Monkey!!

*tea cups fly as the lemur and owl tussle*

*Lucretia stands to separate the two*

Lucretia: Thank you Mrs. Mc P, for your time, I’d better… oh dear…

There you have it. I hope you enjoyed today’s interview. Be sure to check out tomorrow’s post.

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