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Interview: Anise Eden (All the Light There Is) ~ Giveaway

 

Hello and Welcome All!

 

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Anise Eden author of All the Light There Is. Hi Anise, thank you for agreeing to this interview. 

 

For those readers not familiar with you, would you please tell us a bit about yourself?

 

Thank you so much, Angel’s Guilty Pleasures, for having me! I’m so excited to be here celebrating the release of ALL THE LIGHT THERE IS, the third and final book in The Healing Edge paranormal romance/suspense series. The first book in this trilogy, ALL THE BROKEN PLACES, was my debut novel, and it is quite a thrill to have the complete series out now for readers to enjoy. 

 

As for me, I love to explore the mysteries of life, wherever they may take me. My writing reflects my fascination with the intersections between science and the paranormal, as well as the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. I am also a huge “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” fan from way back and can quote episodes with the best of them!

 

How did you choose the genre you write in?

 

I’d say that the genre chose me, rather than the other way around. With my first book, ALL THE BROKEN PLACES (The Healing Edge, Book 1), I wrote the book that was in me to write. It wasn’t until later that people who know about genre told me that I was writing paranormal romance/suspense. It turns out that there can be quite a bit of cross-over, as well, between this genre and others, such as fantasy, mystery, and even women’s fiction. I’ve learned that “genre” is not always an exact science.

 

What types of scenes are your most favorite to write?

 

I was surprised by how much fun I had writing the action/adventure scenes in this book, from goose hunting to paintballing. However, I have to say that I most enjoyed writing those scenes between Cate and Ben in which they uncover truths about themselves and their relationship that deepen their trust and strengthen their intimacy. It was delicious to inhabit those moments!

 

What are some books you have enjoyed recently?

 

As a recent convert to historical romance, I am thoroughly enjoying A GOOD DAY TO MARRY A DUKE by the wonderfully masterful Betina Krahn. I was fortunate enough to get an advance copy of this book, which releases in December, and I’m relishing every minute of it!

 

What is your favorite quote?

 

There is one quote that I turn to again and again, both in writing and in life, about the wisdom of following your passions: “Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ― Jalaluddin Rumi

 

Would you tell us a little about the The Healing Edge series?

 

The Healing Edge Series tells the story of Cate Duncan, a psychotherapist who is struggling in the wake of her mother’s suicide. When Cate reaches out for help, she is embraced by The MacGregor Group, a clinic of alternative healers with paranormal gifts. As they teach her more about her role as an empath, skeptical Cate has a hard time accepting what she’s learning, and ends up going toe-to-toe with the clinic’s hard-headed manager, Ben MacGregor, a psychologist and Marine Corps veteran. The story takes on unexpected, exciting twists as the MacGregor Group works to protect Cate from threats, both internal and external, that would seek to harm or exploit those with special abilities.

 

As the last installment in The Healing Edge paranormal romance/suspense trilogy, ALL THE LIGHT THERE IS casts The MacGregor Group in a new and galvanizing role as they uncover a deep web of subterfuge that puts them in the crosshairs. In this crucible of science and spirituality, danger and destiny, the relationship between Cate and Ben deepens, and the MacGregor Group discovers shocking truths about their true potential. ALL THE LIGHT THERE IS ties together the interpersonal connections and larger plots of the first two books, acting as both the culmination of the series and a broadening of the imagination for the future of the MacGregor Group. 

 

 

If you could have given your characters one piece of advice before the opening pages of the book, what would it be and why?

 

I would have said, “Fasten your seatbelts!” because ALL THE LIGHT THERE IS takes them places they never expected to go—including some very treacherous waters.

 

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.

 

Before becoming an award-winning author, ANISE EDEN wanted to be a wildlife photographer. Unfortunately, a strong aversion to large insects, poisonous snakes, and sharks―along with a cat allergy that might well extend to tigers―limited that career option. Also, Anise always roots for the gazelle, and we all know how that usually turns out. Fortunately, Anise’s voracious hunger for reading kept her occupied, eventually morphing into a passion for writing quirky stories filled with heart, humor, and imagination. Anise loves that through writing, she can live out any adventure she likes without the need for antivenom or antihistamines.

 

 

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All the Light There Is 

 

The Healing Edge #3

 

Anise Eden

 

Genre: Paranormal Romance/Suspense

 

Publisher: Diversion Books

 

Date of Publication: September 12, 2017

 

ISBN: 978-1635761641

 

ASIN: 1635761646

 

Number of pages: 290

 

Word Count: 97,770

 

Tagline: Anise Eden brings us the thrilling and romantic finale to The Healing Edge Series, perfect for fans of Karen Robards or Shiloh Walker.

 

Book Description: 

 

Psychotherapist Cate Duncan is done with danger. Her whirlwind weeks of training at the MacGregor Group’s parapsychology clinic, while exhilarating, have also brought one crisis after another. So when their research colleague Skeet offers Cate and her boss-turned-boyfriend Ben some time away at his secluded hunting lodge, even though it’ll be a working vacation, they jump at the chance.

 

But the idyllic Mercier Lodge is teeming with secrets. An aura reader and a telepath who work with Skeet reveal his unorthodox research methods, triggering the MacGregor Group’s suspicions. Then there’s the matter of a tragic death that occurred at the lodge over a year ago, and how it connects to unsolved mysteries from Cate’s past―mysteries she may not be ready to confront.

 

As they delve into Mercier’s unsavory history, Ben and Cate stick close together, trusting in their love for each other to keep them safe. But when a plot separates them, Cate must rely on the MacGregor Group’s paranormal abilities, some surprise allies, and her own determination to track Ben down and crack Mercier’s mysteries before the strange place claims any more victims.

 

  

 

 

 

ParaTrain Internship, Day Six

It’s just a meeting. Nothing to be nervous about. I wiped my damp palms on my skirt and ordered my brain to focus on something else. Like the Jag, I thought. Focus on the fact that you’re finally getting a ride in the Jag.

And not just any Jag—the British 1936 Jaguar SS100 Ben had restored. He’d found the car in a barn in Pennsylvania, sitting on blocks and covered in hay bales. Now, it looked like it had just left the showroom. My fingertips roamed across the soft leather seat as I admired each piece of shining chrome and the deep glow of the wood on the dash. The car’s transformation was a testament to Ben’s workmanship—not to mention to his patience and tenacity when it came to the things he loved. 

The things—and the people, I thought, smiling down at my ring. I hadn’t exactly made things easy for Ben, but now, two gold birds were wrapped around my finger, holding a lustrous piece of Scottish agate between their wings. He’d wanted to give me a tangible reminder of how he felt, a talisman to guard against anxiety and doubt. 

I stole a glance at Ben. He was completely in his element, left hand loosely holding the steering wheel, right elbow propped up on the door. Everything about him was solid and squared-off, from the angle of his jaw to the way he carried his shoulders. These qualities were augmented by his charcoal gray suit and crisp white shirt—worn sans tie, as usual. I marveled that no matter what internal battles he might be fighting, Ben always exuded a quiet confidence.

“Enjoying yourself?” he asked.

“Completely.” I closed my eyes and inhaled my new favorite scent—a mixture of fine wool, cotton, and vintage leather that clung to Ben like an olfactory tattoo. “My mom would have loved this, you know.”

His light brown eyes softened. “You think so?”

“Absolutely.” Every summer when I was a kid, she had taken me to the local car shows. Back then, we could only look, never touch. Riding along with Ben, I felt like a glamorous movie star. I struck my best Hollywood pose, and he smiled.

It was such a pleasure—not to mention a relief—to see Ben relax after the nonstop drama of the past two weeks. There had been too many life-and-death situations, too much tension. And more than anyone, Ben had earned a vacation. With that in mind, after our meeting at the Smithsonian, we planned to spend the rest of the weekend on the Eastern Shore. That evening, we had a dinner date with my mother’s cousin, Ardis, and a reservation at a nice bed-and-breakfast. Sunday’s schedule was still open. I thought we might head to the ocean; I loved the beach in the fall. Or we could take the ferry to Smith Island; wander around St. Michaels, go sailing…. As I considered the possibilities, I nearly forgot to be nervous. 

Then we entered downtown D.C. I sobered as stately suburban homes gave way to modern office buildings and massive structures of chiseled granite. Before long, the Smithsonian office building came into view—ten stories of tinted glass reflecting the cloudless blue sky like a darkened mirror. It took up half a city block. 

Ben caught me biting my lip. “You know there’s nothing to be nervous about, right?”

“I know,” I lied. The truth was, I couldn’t believe we were actually there. It had been less than twenty-four hours since Ben told his mother, Dr. MacGregor, about our group’s experience with the double kheir ritual. Now we were on our way to meet with her world-class paranormal research team—and not just to exchange information. We’d been asked to give a demonstration, as well. 

I had dressed up for the occasion, wearing a dove gray pencil skirt and a wine-colored cashmere sweater my mother had given me one Christmas. Still, I couldn’t shake the feeling that I didn’t belong at the Smithsonian—not as anything more than a tourist, anyway. 

“Well, just in case,” he said, “let me remind you that you have nothing to prove here. None of us do. My mother already told her colleagues what happened with our ritual, and they’re keen to know more. But they don’t have any definite expectations; after all, half of them still think the double kheir is just a myth.” In a conspiratorial tone, he added, “Think of it this way. I know you have a lot of questions. Today, you can ask anything you like.”

“Hmm.” I bit the tip of my finger. “Anything?”

“Sure.”

“Like whether The Da Vinci Code was based in fact? And whether they’re all members of the Illuminati?”

He chuckled as we pulled into the underground parking garage. “If you ask them those questions, I’ll make sure you get a substantial year-end bonus.”

“Deal,” I said, smiling tentatively. I was still getting used to the idea that my new boyfriend was also my new boss. 

Ben was the manager of the MacGregor Group, an alternative healing clinic founded by his mother and housed in a repurposed church. I first met him when my former employer, Dr. Nelson, sent me to the MacGregor Group for treatment. My mother’s recent suicide had left me in pieces, unable to function. As close as she and I had been, somehow I hadn’t seen that my mother was in crisis. Her shocking loss had debilitated me, and I could barely leave my house, let alone return to my job as a psychotherapist. What Dr. Nelson hadn’t told me was that Dr. MacGregor was a psychiatrist who specialized in paranormal gifts, and that instead of “treating” me, she and Ben were enrolling me in ParaTrain, a paranormal skills training program. My first lesson had been to learn the definition of an empath—and that I was one. 

Since then, my life had changed so dramatically that it was unrecognizable. Dr. Nelson, Dr. MacGregor, and Ben had all worked hard to convince me that because I was an empath, the key to maintaining my mental health was to leave my job as a therapist and go to work for the MacGregor Group. The idea of leaving my beloved therapy clients was nothing short of heartrending. But after due consideration and several persuasive paranormal experiences, I had agreed to take their advice. Before I could officially start my new job, though, I had to complete a three-week training program: one week of preparation, followed by a two-week internship. 

My time in ParaTrain had flown by. Although I was starting my final week of the internship, I still didn’t feel anywhere near ready to take on my new role as an empath healer. Before I met the MacGregors, I hadn’t even known that empaths existed, so I was still struggling to find my bearings. And the unexpected romance between Ben and me was keeping me permanently off-balance. Add in the mind-blowing experience we’d had with the double kheir the previous week, and…. Well, I didn’t even know what had happened there, so I was fairly certain that I’d make a fool of myself trying to describe it to the Smithsonian research team. 

That thought had me wiping my palms on my skirt again. “I am nervous, though, about this demonstration we’re supposed to give. The researchers may not have any definite expectations, but surely they’re hoping to see something. And unlike the rest of you, I have no idea what I’m doing.”

“You’ll be fine, Cate,” Ben reassured me as we pulled into a parking space. “Kai’s got it all figured out. He said he has something simple and easy planned, so just follow his instructions. Even if nothing interesting happens, that’s still useful information for my mother’s team. They’re scientists, remember? In an experiment, even a negative result is valuable.” 

I had no reason to doubt Kai. He was a highly capable expert in ancient rituals, among other things. But when it came to the paranormal, I had a track record of unintentionally messing things up. “What if I forget our instructions and start reading people’s emotions?” 

Dr. MacGregor had passed on a request from her project director that we refrain from using our paranormal gifts on the members of the research team without their specific permission. Apparently, they were much more comfortable observing others than being observed themselves.

“The fact that you’re already worrying about that means it’s highly unlikely you’ll forget,” he said. “And even if you do, who’s going to know?”

Only everyone, I thought. My poker face was nonexistent. I buried my face in my hands. “I’m just afraid that I’m going to embarrass myself. And you. And your mother. And disappoint everyone.”

Ben turned off the ignition. I felt him lean towards me and gently tuck an escaped strand of hair into my braid. “That’s not possible.”

His optimism was endearing, if ill-founded. “Oh, I assure you, it’s possible.”

 

 

 

 

 

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Feature Friday: Marked by Jennifer Reynolds with Excerpt and Interview

Today for “Feature Friday” let us welcome the wonderful Jennifer Reynolds and her book Marked, the first book in the Valeterra series.

We will have info about the book and author. A great excerpt of the book plus a interview with Jennifer.

Make sure to check everything out and go and show her some support and add the book to your TBR ;) 

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For ten years, the people of Valeterra have watched a plague sweep across their world, killing nearly every supernatural creature in its path. As scientists from both the human world and Valeterra work on the way to stop the plague, the Valeterrian government is working on the way to repopulate their world with babies born immune to the disease.

In her thirties, single, and a bit of a bigger girl, Valerie has given up on ever finding love. She’s resigned herself to running her bookstore and growing old with only her baby sister. When a strange woman comes to her store with a story full of parallel universes, supernatural creatures, and plagues, and a proposal for how Valerie can help save Valeterra from extinction, Valerie is sure the woman is insane. Valerie’s opinion changes, though, when she loses her livelihood. Sad and angry, she throws caution to the wind and embarks on a journey that she fears will either kill her or break her heart.

Jackson lost his first mate over fifty years ago. He knows his world is in peril. He knows his pack is on shaky ground, but all the alpha wants to do is wallow in his grief. When he discovers that his second mate is a human woman who is also immune to the virus sweeping Valeterra, he has some hard decisions to make. He doesn’t want a new mate. He also knows that he can’t deny his second chance at love and the first real chance his world might have at eventually recovering from so much death.

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~~~Jackson~~~

“Are you sure you want to participate in this experiment, Sir?” my assistant, Stephanie Weems, asked, looking down at the files stacked in front of me on my desk. She looked relaxed, but I could smell anxiety radiating from her. “If I’m going to ask other alphas to do this, I think I should participate, don’t you?” I replied, purposefully leaning back in my chair, trying to look as nonchalant as possible while not eyeing one file in particular. Stephanie’s keen observational skills would notice me doing so if I wasn’t careful. She’d also catch the scent of lust emanating from me if I didn’t calm down. I couldn’t have either. The file and, more importantly, the woman detailed in said file that had made me decide to add my name to the short list of alphas who’d volunteered for the program in question wasn’t on top. I’d purposely buried it inside the stack so that Stephanie wouldn’t know it was what held my attention and so that I would stop looking at the woman’s photo.  

Hello Jennifer. Thank you for taking the time to stop in and chat with us, it is lovely to have you.

 

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

I would say that is a toss-up between hiring Rachel Olsen at No Sweat Graphics to create my covers and doing the Geek Gathering of the South event. I’ve been some amazing people at those events.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

Every so often, I’ll go to Amazon or Goodreads and read my reviews. I usually handle bad reviews all right when it is clear the reader is being honest. The ones that are obvious that the reader did read the book or skimmed it or the ones where the reader’s give low reviews because of inconsequential things drive me nuts.

 

What’s your favorite under-appreciated novel? 

I’m not sure I have one. I think most novels I’ve absolutely loved a large number of people who have appreciated it as well. Now, I’ve disliked many that others like.

 

What does literary success look like to you?

Success to me means, getting a hundred reviews within the first month or a release and not having to spend all of my royalties each month on something book related.

 

Do you hide any secrets in your books that only a few people will find?

I don’t think so. I think certain things are probably funnier to those who know me.

 

 

Jennifer Reynolds is a native of North Alabama. She has a Master of Fine Arts degree from National University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of North Alabama.

She is a multi-genre author who focuses mostly on post-apocalyptic novels with plagues and zombies as their source of destruction and paranormal romances, especially shifters, weres, and ghosts. She does occasionally dabble in other genres such as general fiction, horror, and suspense thrillers.

When she’s not writing, she’s a full-time caregiver of her elderly in-laws, a stay at home wife, an avid reader, and the mother of a seven-year-old kitty named Lilith.

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"Chicago Monumental" springs off the page in television and radio interviews
Chicago Monumental - Larry Broutman

Photographer, author, and historian Larry Broutman has extensive knowledge of Chicago's vast public arts scene and a trained eye for beauty that can only come from many years working throughout the world as a professional photographer. Check out his television and radio interviews about his latest book, Chicago Monumental.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WCIU-TV’s You & Me This Morning

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WGN Radio’s The Steve Cochran Show

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My Followers Asked Me Questions and I Answered

 

A while back I put up a post 10 Quick Things About Me. I asked you my followers to ask me questions. Things you wanted to know about me, the blog, and more….

 

Without further ado here is what was asked:

 

Lara M. asked – Book you’d love to see made into a movie?

 

This is a hard one. I love watching movies, but when it comes to adapting a book into a movie, several key elements get left out, that I as the reader, get disappointed.

 

I’d love to see the Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews turned into a TV show or Movie(s). And, also maybe Slave to Sensation by Nalini Singh.

 

Sarah W. asked – Who is your go to author?

 

I don’t even have to think: Ilona Andrews. Why you might be asking. It’s because each time I pick up one of their books it’s like the very first time reading. I’m giddy, I’m happy, & I have a book hangover.

 

 

Samantha @ The Book Disciple asked – What book do you wish more people knew about?

 

This is tough. I read a lot of new releases. I read a lot of name brand authors, so looking through my list of 5 star reads throughout my years of blogging I’d go with: Waking the Dragon (Vale of Stars, #1) by Juliette Cross & Kissed By A Demon Spy by Sharon Kay.

 

 

 

Mary H. asked – Do you read series or do you prefer to go all over?

 

I liked to read all different kinds of things, wither it’s part of a series or not. As long as it appeals to me I’ll give it a go.

 

Now for series books I prefer to read them in order. Now, this doesn’t always happen. I may pick up a book and not realize it’s part of a series until I finish or I know it’s a part of a series, but the blurb and reviews have said it works as a standalone, so I then jump in.

 

Tammy V. asked – Cover do overs or no? Do you buy all the covers, the originals only, or just your favorites?

 

Oh boy! Covers!! It so depends on do overs or not. I prefer an author to pick a cover and stay with it for that book or a style for a series, but that doesn’t always happen. The author my just deiced they don’t like the cover and change it. Well then I’m not so happy, but if they are signed to a publishing company and it closes it’s doors, well then the author may have to remove the cover and republish with a newer one. That I’m ok with. I can understand they may not have the wrights to that cover and so they have to rebrand.

 

What I dislike is midway through a series an author decides they want to redo the covers and so, they change the covers to the previous releases and the new ones coming out. Well then we have two different editions. The first and the second. An example of this would be Setta Jay’s Guardians of the Realms series. I LOVE the series and the author, but halfway through the series she deiced to change the covers. The new covers are more colorful and I like them. I also like the older simpler ones too. But, now I’ve got half the series in new, while the other half is the old covers. Does this make any sense?

 

 

As for buying originals or favorites. I don’t buy too many paperback/hardcover books now a days. Most of my collection is eCopies and if the covers get changed, the eCopy covers change with it, so I don’t have to think about having the old cover. I’ll have the newest cover.

 

Danielle H. asked – What is your favorite flower?

 

Calla Lily & Hibiscus

 

 

Mary K. @ Dark Thoughts asked – Do you have a special talent?

 

Nope. I can’t tie a cherry steam into a bow or knot with my mouth. I can’t do origami even though I’ve tried. I’m not good at painting. I do love to color in the adult coloring books, but as for a talent sadly I don’t have one.

 

Jen B. asked – How did you meet your significant other?

 

Well that’s a story! I’m a shy person, then and now. I meet my hubby in College. I attended Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College, an all girls school, but by then they where letting males attend too. My hubby was attending Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology it’s the sister school to mine, use to be all male, but is now co-ed. So the schools have dances aka get togethers or mixers (LOL). I was not going to attend the dance at our school, just hang out in my dorm room, but all three of my roommates where like you have to go (pier pressure), so I got dragged along. I’m not much on big groups, so I just ended up sitting around, bored, and along comes this guy and sits at the same table. We introduce ourselves and got to talking. We spent the entire time talking and getting to know each other. And, so one thing lead to another. We dated for 5 years; before we got married and have been married for 10 years now.

 

Liz D. asked – What was your first horse named?

 

I grew up on a farm. My parents breed and raised Quarter Horses mostly; besides a few other breeds later on. I actually got to help with the births (my dad’s a veterinarian) and I also got to nick name all the horses we owned, but my very first horse was a pony that I got on my 8th birthday. I named her Julie.

 

Cali W. asked – What is your favorite holiday? 

 

To be honest. I don’t have one. As a kid I loved Halloween and Christmas, but now as an adult I’ve lost that wonder. Though I’m starting to see it again now that I have a child.

 

Cali W. asked – Favorite place to go? 

 

Grand Cayman. I have such fond memories growing up visiting the Island with my family and cousins. Now though any beach in a warm climate that’s not to over crowed is my favorite place to go.

 

 

 

Cali W. asked – What is your favorite social media site? 


 

 

Cali W. asked – Do you have a favorite super hero/heroine?

 

The Black Widow aka Natasha Romanova.

 

 

Jana L. asked – What is it about The Big Bang Theory that you love?

 

The characters and quirkiness of the show. The nerdiness of the guys and that one person (Amy) has changed their lives and helped them grow a little. It’s also great to see women as scientist. It’s become a fun show, one that I like to watch over and over again.

 

 

Sue @ Crushingcinders asked – Your graphics are beautiful, how do you design them?

 

Thank you Sue. I use Canva to design and create all the banners, teasers, and pictures featured on the blog and social media sites. I have found that Canva is the easiest site for me to understand and put things together.

 

As for all the pictures on the site I take my own photos, I also have bought some graphics and images (like the Angel) off VectorStock, and last I use All The Free Stock website to find free photos. Their is the whole copyrights deal which I don’t understand, so I avoid pulling images off google or other sites.

 

 

Breeny’s Books asked – Tips for newbie bloggers and book reviewers.

 

I put up some tips on the 10 Quick Things About Me page under her comment. This question I feel requires it’s own post and I will be putting one together in the future, but in the mean time you can swing by the 10 Quick Things page and read what I wrote if you like. 

 

 

Well that does it. Wow, now you know a little more about me. I hope you enjoyed!
Thank you to everyone who asked a question!

Have more questions?
Feel free to comment and I’ll put another post together for you.

 

 

I was born and raised in Northern Indiana. I’m an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, dog owner, animal, and book lover. I’m the owner, reviewer, and mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy. My favorite shifters are dragons!

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Feature Friday for Mistral Dawn’s Taken By The Huntsman with Excerpt and Interview

 

Today for “Feature Friday” let us welcome the amazing Mistral Dawn and her book Taken By The Huntsman, the first book in the Spellbound Hearts Series.

We will have info about the book and author. A great excerpt of the book and a interview with Mistral.

Make sure to check everything out and go and show her some support  and add the book to your TBR  ;)

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Discarded and ignored by those around her for most of her life, Cassie is a lonely human woman struggling to find her place in the world and meaning in her life. Cadeyrn is the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, a hundreds of thousands of years old Fae who has always known his purpose. He has spent his entire long existence tracking the criminals of Fairie and punishing them for their crimes.

While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escaped to Earth Cadeyrn comes across Cassie and realizes that she is the one that the great mother goddess has designated as his soul mate. He kidnaps her and takes her to his fortress in Fairie to protect her from his many enemies. He knows she will be angry and that he'll have to work to earn her trust, but he finds his task to be even more challenging than he had thought it would be due to Cassie's difficulty in opening her heart. Will Cadeyrn be able to convince Cassie that the bond between them is real and earn her love.

 

 

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Jumping to his feet, he caused his Anamchara to back up a step. The look in his eyes was dangerous, and she was suddenly unsure of herself. He stalked towards her with all the liquid grace of the predator that he was, and she retreated until she found herself backed against a wall.

She looked up into his face and saw that his green eyes were glowing. Leaning towards her, he put his hands on the wall on both sides of her, caging her within his embrace. Unaccountably, she found herself getting aroused.

Cadeyrn scented Cassie’s growing desire and a snarl trickled from between his lips. He opened his mouth to better catch the scent, and Cassie saw that his canines seemed to have lengthened. She gasped.

The Erlking lowered his face to her neck and inhaled deeply. Cassie ducked her head. Her heart was beating a mile a minute, but she felt an answering throb for each pulse from between her legs. Moisture gathered as her arousal grew, and she rubbed her thighs together. Her breath caught as she raised her hands and put them against his chest. She didn’t push him away.

He skimmed his lips up the side of her throat, teasing her with the tips of his fangs. Breathing into her ear, he whispered, “This is what I mean when I say you enjoy being chased. You are excited to be pursued and aroused by being trapped. Do you dare deny this, when the scent of your desire hangs so heavily on you?”

 

 

Hello Mistral.Thank you for taking the time to stop in and chat with us, it is lovely to have you

 

Hi! Thanks so much for having me here. :-)

 

What would you say is your favorite genre to read and why?

My favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. Bonus points for fantasy and science fiction romance. ;-)

 

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

I think it’s a tie between professionally designed covers and professional editing.

 

If you could co-write a book or series with any author, dead or alive who would it be?

Hm…that’s a hard one. There are so many outstanding authors. I guess, I would have to choose Upton Sinclair. Specifically, I would have liked to sit in on the interviews and tag along on the investigations that his writing was based on. I think we could use more journalists like him today.

 

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

I do! Reviews, good or bad, are always a wonderful thing. I am appreciative of the good ones and I make note of the things that people say they like about my writing so I can make sure to do more of them in the future. For the bad ones, I think about them and decide if I agree with the criticism, or not. If I do, I make a note to try to do better on those aspects of my writing in the future.

 

Did or do you ever consider writing under a different pen name and if you so why?

I have. Some of my writing, like Taken By The Huntsman, is very much for an 18+ audience. But I also have several ideas that would be appropriate for a more general audience. I’ve debated publishing my G and PG works under a different pen name, but decided it’s too much to keep track of.

 

 

This was fun,again thank you so much for taking the time to chat. 

 

 

 

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US, but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US, with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)). Her published books consist of two different series. An adult, fantasy romance series, Spellbound Hearts, which includes Taken By The Huntsman, Bound By the Summer Prince, Captivated By The Winter King, and the novella Intrigue In The Summer Court. And a cyberpunk science fiction series, Petri Dish Chronicles, which includes Rainbow Dreams, Intrinsic Connections, and a short story Childish Things. Currently, she is working on a science fiction satire adventure that will be a stand-alone novel. In the future, Mistral plans to write a third novel in the Petri Dish Chronicles and several more novels and short stories in the Spellbound Hearts series.

 

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