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review 2019-01-05 02:03
BRAT and the Kids of Warriors
BRAT and the Kids of Warriors - Michael Joseph Lyons
Siblings Jack, Queenie and Rabbit McMasters are moving again.  As military Brats, they are used to leaving everything and starting over. This time, however, the family is moving overseas.  With the end of World War II,  their dad has been stationed in Germany to help prevent the outbreak of another war.  Now Jack, Queenie and Rabbit are on a seven day journey on the USS Upshur, with the intent of exploring every nook and cranny.  When the McMasters arrive in Germany, they find a different world in Cooke Barracks and must adapt to being the new kids once again.  Living in West Germany, the siblings quickly realize how far the effects of war have reached.  They learn about the Iron Curtain, the new Communist threat as well as how to speak some German.  While they are busy uncovering imaginary threats in the woods, they might have uncovered a real spy. 
 
This adventurous Young Adult novel will resonate best with those who have been military Brats themselves.  Each of the siblings has a very distinct personality, yet each is determined to explore as much as they can.  Their adaptability and sense of duty shone through.  For me, the book felt split in two between their time on the Upshur and their time in Cooke Barracks.  The time exploring the Upshur was fun and gave background for the siblings and parents, but took up a large portion of the book for not having that much plot.  For me, the excitement began in Germany when the siblings met their nanny who told them of her time on the other side of the Iron Curtain.  From here, we are catapulted into the time period and the very real dangers it presents.  Near the end, the suspense intensifies and the siblings and their friends believe they have uncovered a suspicious person in the Barracks and we are left with a cliffhanger ending. Overall, an amusing and adventurous young adult historical fiction that looks into the lives of children living as military Brats.
 
This book was received for free in return for an honest review. 
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text 2018-12-31 06:43
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review 2018-12-17 11:10
Holiday Extravaganza Blog Tour & giveaway with Guest Posts, Excerpt & 5 STAR New Release Review! Trial of a Warrior (Legends of the Fenian Warrior #3) Mary Morgan!

 

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Hello, everyone! Today we are participating in the Bewitching Book Tours Holiday Extravaganza! I have a spotlight, review and some special holiday features for you today as I shine the light on Mary Morgan’s Trial of a Warrior! Let’s get started and be sure to enter the giveaway!

 

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ABOUT THE BOOK!

 

Trial of a Warrior
Legends of the Fenian Warriors
Book Three
Mary Morgan
Genre: Time-Travel Fantasy Romance
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press, Inc.
Date of Publication: December 12, 2018
ISBN: 978-1-5092-2359-6
ASIN: B07JGMH8XS
Number of pages: 386
Word Count: 92628
Cover Artist: Debbie Taylor

 

Tagline: Will the burning embers of their past love spark a reunion or destroy a future?

 


Book Description:

 

"You met them in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their legends!”

 

A warrior sentenced to die.

 

On trial for breaking a supreme Fae law, Fenian Warrior, Liam MacGregor has no regrets. He is prepared to accept his sentence—even if it means his death. However, freedom comes in an unexpected manner, and brings with it certain dangers as he travels through the Veil of Ages.

 

A princess honor-bound to remain hidden.

 

Princess Abela might be a priestess and the daughter of royalty, but that doesn’t prevent her from doing the unimaginable. She sacrifices duty and honor to set free the man who captured her heart so many years ago. No matter the severity of his crimes, she cannot let Liam die.

 

A rescue that will bring about a war and divide a kingdom!

In their quest to secure a treaty to forestall Liam’s death sentence, they must fight their desires for one another, as well as the Fenian Warriors sent to capture them.


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Fantasy comes to life in this sensational fairytale romance where the characters are strong, convincing and steal the hearts of readers. Liam and Abela are characters that are easily connected to and they draw readers into their story. The romance between them is the stuff of fairytales and dreams as they both have hidden their feelings down deep due to the direction their lives have taken and readers can’t help but become completely taken with them both as they set out to change their world and forge a new path. The attraction sizzles between them but their road is fraught with danger and emotional turmoil which keeps readers in suspense throughout their adventure.

 

The plot is fast paced and full of twists and turns that adds to the intense emotions and thrilling excitement of the story which keeps readers glued to the pages. The story is further enhanced by betrayals and the ‘race against time’ factor that holds Abela and Liam’s quest in its grasp also has Abela’s life hanging in the balance. This romance captures the hearts of readers and has them fully engaged in the story both emotionally and adventurously and the author’s wonderful story telling gift ensures that readers can easily imagine each and every scene while visiting this fascinating world.

 

 

 


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Author's Book Page -
https://www.marymorganauthor.com/trial-of-a-warrior

 

 

 

 


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/42385812-trial-of-a-warrior

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/trial-of-a-warrior-by-mary-morgan

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030616

 

Romance.io - https://www.romance.io/books/5c0f61e801dbc864fb95e29b/trial-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/trial-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/book,13993712

 


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Author - https://www.marymorganauthor.com/fenian-warriors

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/237934-legends-of-the-fenian-warriors

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JLQ9YVN?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

1 Quest of a Warrior
2 Oath of a Warrior
3 Trial of a Warrior

 

 

Legends of the Fenian Warriors follows The Order of the Dragon Knight series

 

Goodreads - https://www.marymorganauthor.com/order-of-the-dragon-knights

 

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon – https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07JGMH8XS/

 

B&N – https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/trial-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/1129784209?ean=2940161545003

 

iBooks – https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/trial-of-a-warrior/id1441254175?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/trial-of-a-warrior

 

WRP - https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/6349-trial-of-a-warrior.html

 


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The Holiday Feature for the day is…

 

Mary Morgan is going to going to take readers to a 13th century Scotland Midwinter Feast!

 

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Come journey with me as I whisk you away to 13th century Scotland for a Midwinter’s feast. We shall arrive at Urquhart Castle on the banks of Loch Ness.

This is the home of the Clan MacKay—the Dragon Knights. Their bloodline is steeped in ancient Celtic mythology. Though they respect the new religion that has swept across their land, the Dragon Knights continue to honor the old ways. Midwinter is a celebration of light and warmth here within the walls. The doors have been left open for all to enter in peace. Once you step inside, you are drawn to the holly boughs with ivy, bay, crimson-berried yew and fragrant bunches of rosemary.

 

The torches cast a welcoming light as you proceed onward. As we enter the Great Hall, you are met with boisterous laughter and gaiety. A bard is recanting the tale between the aging Holly King (representing the darkness of the old year), and the young Oak King (symbolizing the light of the New Year). Some of the older lasses have chosen to weave a sprig of holly onto their gowns and they nod at you in passing.

 

Candles illuminate the hall in a soft glow as you make your way toward the feasting tables. The Dragon Knights and their wives are seated at a longer table near the hearth. Ale and mead are flowing, along with the tempting dishes you survey as you take your place. You are tempted by the trencher of wild boar stuffed with onions and cabbages to your right. Or maybe you would prefer the spiced apples and damson tarts.

 

 

Afterwards, the minstrels begin to play a lively tune and a few of the couples grasped hands to join in the merriment.


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Mary Morgan is also going to share the modern day version of the recipe for Damson Tarts!

 

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PLUM TARTS aka…DAMSON TARTS***

 

2 cups all purpose flour
3/4 cup finely chopped almonds

3/4 cup light brown sugar, lightly packed

12 tablespoons cold unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), cut into small pieces

1 egg yolk

2 pounds firm, ripe plums, pitted and quartered lengthwise

 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees

 

Combine the flour, almonds, and sugar in a large bowl. Add the butter and the egg yolk. Mix by hand or with an electric mixer, until crumbly.

 

Press 1 1/2 cups of the crumb mixture in an even layer into the bottom of a 9 1/2-inch springform or tart pan. Arrange the plums in the pan, skin side down to form a flower pattern; begin at the outside and work your way in.

 

Sprinkle the rest of the crumb mixture evenly over the plums. Bake the tart for 40 to 50 minutes, or until it’s lightly browned and the plum juices are bubbling.

Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes. Remove from pan and transfer tart to flat plate.

 

Serve with a dollop of whipped cream.

 

 

***Damson: A small fruit with vibrant, dark blue skin and a strong sour flavor. Damsons are similar to plums. They have a large stone (pit) and are often juicy, but tend not to be eaten raw due to the tartness of their flesh.


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Add to put a cherry on top of the delicious sounding Damson Tarts – Here is an EXCERPT from Trial of a Warrior!

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A tremor of longing to be kissed filled Abela. She should flee this instant, but her feet refused to listen to her mind.


Liam reached out and tucked a stray curl behind her ear. His finger trailed down the side of her neck, and she shuddered. “You have not answered me.”


“Yes,” she replied rapidly.


The smile in his eyes contained a sensuous flame, and she was drawn to him. A soft breeze billowed around them. She ached to press her mouth against his. Just one kiss.


As if reading her thoughts, Liam cupped her chin and stroked his thumb over her bottom lip. “Your mouth begs to be kissed, princess.”


She swallowed and did the unthinkable. “Then kiss me, Liam MacGregor.”


His groan echoed around them as he took possession of her mouth. The kiss sent the pit of her stomach into a wild swirl of delicious sensations. Abela’s body yearned to touch him, so she wrapped her arms around his neck. The contact of his skin against her chest ignited a burning desire for more.


Liam grasped her firmly around the waist with one arm and deepened the kiss. When his silken tongue sought entry, she opened fully to the seduction, tasting wine, apples, and his own scent. His moan resonated deep within her, and she found her body responding to a rhythm as old as the land they lived upon.


Never did Abela imagine the power behind a kiss—seductive, enchanting, shattering, and she craved more.


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1 prize package: A signed print copy of TRIAL OF A WARRIOR, Scottish jeweled bookmark, and postcards of all of Mary’s books. (US and Canada only)

 

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/ba112ffc1823/

 


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Award-winning Celtic paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

 

Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling--writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

 

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.

 

 

 

WEBSITE: http://www.marymorganauthor.com

 

BLOG: http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

 

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor

 

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/

 

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/mary.morgan.564

 

GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan

 

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/

 

PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/marymorgan50/

 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/marymorgan2/

 

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-morgan

 


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Thanks for joining us, Mary Morgan, I really enjoyed the 13th century Midwinter Feast and I have plans to make the Damson Tarts for my holiday parties!

 

 

I hope you enjoyed our Holiday Extravaganza and I hope you found a new book to put in your stocking! Have a Magical Holiday Season & good luck on the giveaway!

 

 

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review 2018-12-17 11:00
5 STAR REVIEW! Quest of a Warrior (Legends of The Fenian Warriors #1) Mary Morgan!

 

Today Since I shared the 3rd book in the series in another post today, I am also going to share my review of Quest of a Warrior - the 1st book in the Legends of the Fenian Warriors series by Mary Morgan!

 

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"You met them in the Order of the Dragon Knights. Now, journey to the realm of the Fae and witness their legends!"

 

Fenian Warrior, Conn MacRoich has traveled the earth for thousands of years, guarding the realm between mortal and Fae. His deeds are legendary. Yet, one mistake will force him on a journey to fix a broken time-line. However, on Conn’s quest, he must face a human female who will eventually bring this ancient warrior to his knees.

 

When Ivy O’Callaghan inherits her uncle’s estate, she never imagines there will be more secrets to unravel, including the one she hides from the world. With the help of a mysterious stranger, she learns to trust and step out of the shadows. However, nothing prepares Ivy when she learns Conn's true identity.

 

As the loom of fate weaves a thread around the lovers from two different worlds, will the sacrifices they make lead them to love? Or will their secrets destroy and separate them forever?

 

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Having met the Fenian Warriors in the Order of the Dragon Knights series, I was quite excited that readers were finally going to get to know them better and hear their stories. And now that I have read the first book in the Legends of the Fenian Warriors series, I have to tell you that it surpassed my expectations. Mary Morgan brings her worlds to vivid live with well written words and a gift for spinning a tale that makes readers believe in the unbelievable and easily draws them into the worlds she brings to life. Conn MacRoich and Ivy O’Callaghan are two of the most strong, vibrant characters that I have ever read as they try to unravel secrets, right wrongs and deny a sizzling attraction that heats up the pages. The romance between the two is smolders with passion and adventure as they captivate readers with their strength and depth.

 

Elements of danger and magic add a mysterious ambiance to the story which has a fast paced plot and flows smoothly through the events that take place ensuring that readers can’t put the book down for fear that they might miss one second of this the thrilling suspense and intriguing tale of lovers separated by worlds but linked by the fates. Conn’s struggle between his quest and his feelings for Ivy add to the depth of the story and make it easy for readers to believe that heroes really do exist and guarantees that readers want to get to know more of the Fenian Warriors.

 

 

 


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Author's Book Page -
https://www.marymorganauthor.com/quest-of-a-warrior

 

 

 

 

 


Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35064171-quest-of-a-warrior

 

BookBub - https://www.bookbub.com/books/quest-of-a-warrior-by-mary-morgan

 

BookLikes - http://booklikes.com/quest-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/book,13993713

 

Romance.IO - https://www.romance.io/books/595499103ffdba61471adba7/quest-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan

 

Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030618

 

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Author - https://www.marymorganauthor.com/fenian-warriors

 

Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/series/237934-legends-of-the-fenian-warriors

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JLQ9YVN?ref=series_rw_dp_labf

 

 

1 Quest of a Warrior
2 Oath of a Warrior
3 Trial of a Warrior

 

 

Legends of the Fenian Warriors follows The Order of the Dragon Knight series

 

Goodreads - https://www.marymorganauthor.com/order-of-the-dragon-knights

 

 

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AVAILABLE in print or ebook

 

Amazon - https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Warrior-Legends-Fenian-Warriors-ebook/dp/B072HPBMDM/

 

Audible - https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/Quest-of-a-Warrior-Audiobook/B07B8VKD3X

 

B&N - http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/quest-of-a-warrior-mary-morgan/1126404360/

 

iBooks - https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/quest-of-a-warrior/id1231868317?mt=11

 

Kobo - https://www.kobo.com/us/en/ebook/quest-of-a-warrior

 

WRP - https://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-titles/5086-quest-of-a-warrior.html

 

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Award-winning Celtic paranormal romance author, Mary Morgan, resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

 

Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling--writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

 

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.

 

 

 

WEBSITE: http://www.marymorganauthor.com

 

BLOG: http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog

 

TWITTER: http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor

 

FACEBOOK AUTHOR PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/

 

FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/mary.morgan.564

 

GOODREADS: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan

 

AMAZON AUTHOR PAGE: http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/

 

PINTEREST: www.pinterest.com/marymorgan50/

 

INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/marymorgan2/

 

BOOKBUB: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-morgan

 


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Thanks for visiting and I hope you enjoyed looking into the Legends of a Fenian Warrior!

 

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Book Blitz & Giveaway with Excerpt! April in Atlantis (Poseidon’s Warriors #4) Alyssa Day!

 

 

 

 

April in Atlantis 
by Alyssa Day 
(Poseidon’s Warriors #4) 
Publication date: November 5th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance


Synopsis:


She’s Poseidon’s first and only female warrior…
When April, Poseidon’s first-ever female warrior, meets Pine–“don’t call me a werewolf” — prince of the European wolf shifters, she saves his life and then gives him the finger, because the sound of his sexy Scottish accent when he said “I think I’m in love, lass” gave her shivers in places shivers had no right to be. She’s a warrior, not a werewolf groupie. But now she’s trapped between the werewolf who wants her and the werewolf who wants her dead.
He’s Europe’s werewolf prince…


Pine wanted April the moment he saw her, just before she saved his life. Then he knew he must make her his. But the appearance of his long-lost and presumed-dead twin complicates Pine’s plans, and this time it’s April’s life at stake. Together, April and Pine are so much stronger than they are apart, but the heat between them may be enough to burn down the world.


Can two such unlikely allies find their way past danger to love? Or will mutual seduction be the beginning of the end?


Warning: This book contains magic, Atlantis, Poseidon, warriors, a wolf shifter, an evil twin, archery, wolf cubs, Europe, Scotland, Scottish accents, a king and queen, sibling rivalry, a black sheep, bad boys, paranormal romance, fantasy, matchmaking, laughter, danger, kisses, and a happily ever after. Read at your own risk!


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Goodreads - https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/38618992-april-in-atlantis


Riffle - https://www.rifflebooks.com/books/1030077

 


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April in Atlantis is the fourth book in the Poseidon’s Warriors series

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/2399801-poseidon-s-warriors

 

 

.1 Halloween in Atlantis
.2 Christmas in Atlantis
1 January in Atlantis
2February in Atlantis
3 March in Atlantis
4 April in Atlantis

 

 

5 May in Atlantis


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This series is a follow up to The Warriors of Poseidon series

 

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/series/42317-warriors-of-poseidon

 


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April in Atlantis is AVAILABLE in ebook


Amazon: https://amzn.to/2ScPg0P

 

B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/april-in-atlantis-alyssa-day/1129791687?ean=2940161689615

 

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/april-in-atlantis/id1358113041?ls=1&mt=11

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/april-in-atlantis

 

 

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You can also grab book 1 - January in Atlantis - for FREE!

 

Amazon: https://amzn.to/2P7jzUC


B&N: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/january-in-atlantis-alyssa-day/1127740890?ean=2940158867743

 

iBooks: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/january-in-atlantis/id1300276595?mt=11

 

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/ca/en/ebook/january-in-atlantis

 

 


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EXCERPT 2, April in Atlantis by Alyssa Day


Atlantis, the war room adjacent to the throne room, April 1st…

April stalked back and forth past the scarred wooden table that dominated the room, fists clenched at her sides, muttering creative suggestions under her breath in ancient Atlantean as to what the king and Denal could do with their idea. She'd expected to be kicked off the team after she'd been so rude to the man she'd only later found out had been an actual freaking prince. Instead, they'd hit her with this.


King Conlan, tall, dark, and gorgeous in that uniquely Atlantean royalty lineage way, leaned back in his chair and raised an eyebrow. "I'm not sure the throne would fit up my ass, and if Cerberus ripped my arms and legs off, my wife and son might be rather annoyed with you."


She froze. "You heard that?"


Denal, one of the king's elite fighters and now the leader of her team of Poseidon's Warriors—or Denal's Desperate Dozen, if you hung out in taverns for any time at all—blew out a sigh and shoved his hands into the pocket of his faded jeans. "You see, Conlan? Hopeless. This is a terrible idea. Also, April, I know you haven't spent much time around royalty--"


"Try none."


He continued as if she hadn't spoken. "But a little respect might be nice. Or I'll take you to the training grounds and kick your ass."


She scowled. Unfortunately, this was a threat that carried some weight. Denal had been a warrior for longer than she'd been alive, because Atlanteans lived very long lifespans. He was unbelievably hot, in that "look at me and I'll kill you" feral kind of hot way, but she hadn't the slightest interest in bedding him. She just wanted to impress him.


To impress the king.


Great start, fool.


She abruptly knelt and inclined her head. "My apologies, your highness, if I have offended you. Well, of course I offended you. Gah. I mean, the throne up your ass thing might have come across worse in translation…"


She smacked her forehead. After muttering dire insults to the king, she was now questioning whether he could understand ancient Atlantean, the language of his royal ancestors.

 

Maybe she could stab herself in the kidney next and get the pain over with faster.


Conlan laughed.


He laughed?


"April. For Poseidon's sake, get up. And if you call me 'your highness' again, I'll be the one kicking your ass on the training grounds. My sword play is a little rusty these days, but I can take on a youngling like you."


She leapt to her feet, a hot rush of denial searing up her throat, ready to boil forth in a mass of words, when her brain kicked in: He'd said a youngling.


Not a female.


She was a youngling, compared to his five hundred or so years, so it would be ridiculous to be offended, and she was getting tired of looking for offense from every corner. She'd made it—she'd been accepted into Poseidon's Warriors, even if on a misfit kind of team.


"Look." Denal strode over to her and poked her in the shoulder. Hard. "Try not to be a jerk. I'm telling you, as the head of this insane team of misfits, that you're going to be an ambassador to the wolves."


She refrained from poking him back and gave herself a hundred points for her massive amount of restraint. "For how long?"


"A year." Denal studied her face and then glanced at the king, whose face was impassive. This was Denal's decision, then.


"Six weeks," she countered, without much hope, but it was fun to watch that nerve in Denal's jaw jump.


"Six months, and if you argue with me again, it's going to go back to a year," he said, his eyes narrowing.


"I'll take it."


"Good call."


The king stood up and stretched. "I have politics to play, crushing boredom to endure. Or maybe I'll go chase my son around the garden for a while.


April, do a good job. If you put me in the middle of the wolves' civil war, we're going to have a problem."


His eyes darkened, and the genial king façade disappeared, so that April saw the dangerous predator lurking beneath. Conlan had been a fierce warrior for hundreds of years before he took the throne, and she could tell that nothing had changed.


"Yes, your highness," she stammered, taking a step back.


Conlan's face lit up with a huge grin. "You did it! I warned you. Now you can meet me on the training grounds in an hour for a bout. You'd better warm up your sword arm, warrior, because I'm not holding back."


Denal groaned. "Don't hurt my newest team member, Conlan. Do you know how hard it is to find good fighters?"


April blinked. He thought she was a good fighter?


"It's not hard at all," the king said, his calm voice completely at odds with his narrowed eyes. "Or else somebody at the younglings' training academy needs to lose his or her job."


Denal raised his hands. "Fine. It's not hard to find good fighters, but it's hard to find people with the skills and temperament to be one of Poseidon's finest, as you well know."


He thought she had the skills and temperament to be one of Poseidon's finest?


April swallowed. This meeting hadn't gone at all like she'd imagined. She'd thought she was going to be booted off the team. Instead, she found out she was one of Poseidon's finest, who was going to be an ambassador to the European wolves, after she sparred with the king.


She needed a drink.


Conlan pointed at her. "One hour. Be there or I'll track you down."


She nodded to them both and then walked out of the room. Maybe she'd have that drink after her sword fight…


With the king.


Of Atlantis.


In one hour.


She started running.

 

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Alyssa Day is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than forty novels filled with kissing, laughter, mystery and magic. Alyssa's paranormal series include the Poseidon's Warriors and Cardinal Witches paranormal romances and the Tiger's Eye Mysteries paranormal mysteries. In an Alyssa Day book, the good guys (and gals!) always win and happily ever after always prevails! 

 

Alyssa's many awards include Romance Writers of America's prestigious RITA award for outstanding romance fiction, and the RT Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Paranormal Romance novel of 2012. Her books have been translated into a zillion languages but she's still holding out for Klingon.

 

 

Website - https://alyssaday.com/

 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/authoralyssaday

 

Twitter - https://twitter.com/alyssa_day

 

InstaGram - https://www.instagram.com/authoralyssaday/

 

Facebook group -
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DayDreamersAlyssaDay/

 

 

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THANKS FOR VISITING!

 

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