Saturday, November 18, 2017

Book Spotlight ~ Silent Meridian

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SILENT MERIDIAN
Elizabeth Crowens
Silent Meridian
Series: The Time Traveler Professor Book 1
Genre: Speculative Fiction, Gaslight Fantasy, Alternative History
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication Date: May 15, 2016
A 19th century "X" Files meets H.G. Wells's "Time Machine" featuring Arthur Conan Doyle and partner
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.
Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.
SILENT MERIDIAN reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.

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Book Excerpt

Take an inside look at Silent Meridian with this thrilling excerpt!
Edinburgh, 1898
Scotland was just barely crawling its way out of the nineteenth century. I was a naïve, but ambitious student studying music at the University of Edinburgh hurrying over to meet Arthur Conan Doyle, the man who would change my life forever.
“John Patrick Scott, sir,” I said as I approached Mr. Doyle, who was already seated at a back corner table where he hoped he wouldn’t be recognized. He had picked the Deacon Brodie, the pub that inspired the Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.
I extended my hand to greet him and removed my rain-soaked hat, while my overcoat slipped out of my hands and fell on the floor by accident. It was still hard to believe that good fortune had finally brought us together, but we were both nervous.
“The pleasure is all mine.” Doyle responded like a father to his son.
“Mr. Conan Doyle, or should I call you Doctor Doyle?” I said unsure how to address him.
Doyle scrutinized me from top to bottom as he signaled the waiter. “John, call me Arthur,” he said casually, ignoring the tension I couldn’t control.
“Sir, I’m so honored that you agreed to discuss this matter. Perhaps you can enlighten me in a way that I’ve failed to comprehend.”
I wanted to ask him about my unusual turn of events straight away but he caught me off guard and was dead set on pulling me into the swift current of an unexpected conversation.
“Can I assume you believe in the transmigration of souls?” he asked.
“Until now, I haven’t given it a lot of thought,” I said, unsure as to which direction he was leading.
“Did you ever read those books about that Swiss doctor who felt his body and soul had been taken over by a Benedictine monk? That presented a curious case. He claims that he was approached by the spirit of an elderly monk before he died, and that the monk needed to rent his body to continue his spiritual mission.”
“Rent?” I choked in disbelief.
“We truly don’t take anything with us when we pass on, do we? This monk knew that he was dying, and therefore had to replace his physical body with something more youthful and vital.”
“That’s incredible. It debunks the theory that you have to die and be reborn as an infant to carry on your spirit,” I said.
Mr. Doyle had the tinge of excitement in his voice.
“John, here’s another instance. I’ve had my suspicions about a famous musician who had an obsession about a notorious and controversial mystic. You’d surmise by his overwhelming attraction to that person that he might’ve been him in a previous lifetime, but facts were clear that he was born three years before the mystic died. My understanding is that the mystic knew he didn’t have long in his present incarnation. Therefore he made plans for some sort of partial soul transference while he was still alive to imprint his essence upon the child. That would’ve allowed him to carry on and accomplish unfinished business that couldn’t have been executed otherwise. Essentially he had the ability of being two places at once.”
“Sounds more like Spiritualism,” I replied.
“Honestly, John, I don’t think there are any steadfast rules when it comes to this matter. That’s what makes it so intriguing.”
I sensed he had a secret agenda.
Doyle reloaded his churchwarden pipe with fresh tobacco and continued, “This is not at all like anything you’ve ever read from H.G. Wells or Jules Verne. We’re poking holes in every treatise written on the subject— the idea of being able to reincarnate a part of yourself while you are still alive into another soul.”
Our conversation was quickly becoming like a speeding train ready to jump the tracks. Realizing this, Doyle slowed down the pace and took a deep breath. He carefully composed his next statement.
“Fiction it may seem to be but it’s not hocus pocus. Don’t you also find it strange that you somehow found yourself initiated into a mystical order on a commuter train bound from London to Edinburgh when the instigators kept on mistaking you for me? There are no accidents.”

About Elizabeth Crowens

Elizabeth Crowens
Elizabeth Crowens is the pen name author of SILENT MERIDIAN, an alternate history/ 19th century “X Files” alternate history novel published by MX Publishing in London. Recently she won First Prize in Chanticleer Review's Goethe Award for Turn-of-the-Century Historical Fiction, is on the short list of finalists for Chanticleer’s 2016 Cygnus Awards for Speculative Fiction, Paranormal and the Ozma Award for Fantasy Fiction and received an Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train’s fiction short story contest for Emerging Writers. She has also published a variety of non-fiction articles and is currently writing a column called The Poison Apple in the World Fantasy and Alfie Award-winning publication, BlackGate.com.
Recently, she participated on panels at The World Fantasy Convention, MidAmericon II/Worldcon, Lunacon, Heliosphere, the Writer's Digest Conference, Queens Book Festival, Philcon and was also interviewed for the radio show, Hour of the Wolf. A Pocketful of Lodestones, the sequel to Silent Meridian is awaiting a publication date. Current work-in-progress is Dear Mr. Hitchcock, a psychological/domestic suspense novel/series.
A 15-year veteran of the film industry in Hollywood, she’s also an alumnus of Algonkian workshops and the Gotham Writer’s Workshop and a member of the Horror Writers Association, Historical Writers of America and Mystery Writers of America. An active Sherlockian, she’s lectured on Arthur Conan Doyle, belongs to several Sherlockian scions, and is an independent scholar on Eastern and Western mysticism and Jungian psychology. A blackbelt in martial arts, she’s lived in Japan. Currently, she lives in New York City.
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

WRITERS WRITE... WRITING PARTNERS FEUD ~ EVEN AN ARMADILLO NEEDS LOVE




 
The singular most important emotion a human spirit craves is to be loved. It seeks it out. It needs it. It craves it. Walk into any book store and check out the romance section, it dominates. There is a reason for that which isn't just about sensual romance. It goes back to that basic need that we long to be loved. There are many romances that play down the aspects of sexuality, take that of a story about a boy and his armadillo, a generational family saga, even a story about war, all play the emotional gambit yet somewhere in each, you will find love, be it for a pet, a child, or your country.

The further we are from love, of feeling loved, of being loved, the more isolated we become, cynical sometimes, and at its worse a life without being loved can poison the body. The closer any emotion comes to love, the more that emotion vitalizes and nourishes the body. Negative emotions seep into our spirit and spread emotional distress that could actually make us ill. Therefore, it is empathically accurate to say that love can cultivate well-being, and in well-being there is joy.

The human spirit constantly searches for that connection, that cannot be found in a new electronic toy, although, one wouldn't mind having that, or a cruise, or a piece of pecan pie. Ok, maybe, the latter is true love. Seriously, no material or emotional love in this world can touch us, encourage us, protect us, fulfill us, strength us, bless us, provide for us, care for us, feed us, house us, clothe us, or heal us like love that comes from inside us, love that we wish to share.

As authors, we choose to share our love with the world though our writing. In some of our books from Champagne Books, starting with KILLER DOLLS, the love is more mature, more dynamic, more intense, that snap that comes with instant attraction all centered around the possibility of loss and death. Whereas, in SNAKE DANCE, the love is fresh, new, just as instantaneous but with a connection born from something mystical. CHASING GRAVITAS cuts into the ache and desires of the heart, a yearning that might not be realized, a mysterious truth that might destroy. Yet, in each of these stories there is one truth, the characters have a basic to love. It isn't just the sexual attraction, or the culmination of that passion, but about the real reasons one loves, about see the soul and knowing that soul melds perfectly, that the yin of one cannot exist without the yang of the other.

Some say the romance genre is just a disguise for soft porn. We strenuously disagree, reading romance is partnering with love, championing it, recognizing the fact that love will win out, every time. Maybe, that isn't always the truth of reality, but dang, isn't it wonderful that there is a place where we can play and know for certainly happily-ever-after does exist?

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Guest Author Day with Kellie Kamryn

Welcome author Kellie Kamryn today to the Reading Nook. I was thrilled to have her sit down with me to talk about their latest book, Vows, Sex and Other Ways to Celebrate Love.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?
I’m Kellie Kamryn – award-winning author, mom to four, martial artist, gymnastics coach, and voice actress. I’m busy building a multitude of things, but they all go together creatively and I’m blessed to have a partner who supports me and understands the challenges of raising my kids along with everything I do.

What started your interest in writing?
I’ve always journaled my whole life, and wrote short stories and poetry for myself. An avid reader, I’ve always wanted to write books and be published, so one day I decided that if I didn’t do it, no one would do it for me!

What is your book(s) about?
My current book is the fifth and final in an erotic comedy series. This one is a reunion of sorts. We find out what each couple in the previous books is up to, finally meet good old mom and dad, and find out how everyone celebrates the love in their lives.

What are you currently working on?
Currently, I’m working on a historical piece with a writing partner. Christmas will see another erotic romance piece released which features Santa Claus and his naughty toy workshop. In the New Year, a brand new series—Brokenhead Hearts—will see the first book published which is titled: Menagerie a Trois. I’ve also got some books that I’ve received my rights back to and I’d like to see them re-released again.

How long did it take you to get your rough draft finished on your latest release?
I can write a rough short story draft in a week if I make time to write every day. This one probably took a month to write, edit, tweak, and then submit. 

What do you do when you’re not writing?
I train and teach martial arts, teach Kindergym, act for voice over projects and on film sets, spend time with my kids and take them to their activities. I do a lot, but I love all I do!

Are any of your characters like you?
There’s a little bit of me in the characters I write. I don’t model any characters after myself, but I put emotions I’ve worked through I put into the dialogue between characters. I empathize with them and their struggles. The way they work out their problems would be a way in which I would conduct my life. 

If you write a series do you reread your previous books before you begin the new one?
Yes! I keep notes, but I do have to skim through and make sure I’ve got the names right, physical descriptions, etc. The first three books were previously published, so I knew them the best. The fourth book was a complete re-write so it was brand new with an added character. This fifth book was always an idea until I finally wrote it a few months ago, so I wanted to go back and make sure I was true to who the characters were.

Is there anything you wish to say to your readers?
Thank you for buying my books. It’s always awesome to get a sales report and know that even a few people are purchasing. I love to get reviews just to know what people think of my work, so I encourage people to leave one if they feel up for it. Really it’s a big thank you for checking out my work. I appreciate each and every person who reads one of my books!

For readers who haven't tried your books yet, how do you think your editor or loyal readers would describe your books?
My editors always give me compliments on my books and let me know how much they’ve enjoyed it. I love working with them, and it’s great to hear that something I thought was funny actually made them laugh. It’s a comedy series so that’s important to know that I’m not the only one who thinks it’s funny! It’s great to have their support and that of eXtasy Books for publishing my work. I’m glad my books have found a great home with them. To new readers – if you enjoy laughing, hot sex, and lots of heart, then I feel you’ll enjoy this series.




Title: Vows, Sex, and Other Ways to Celebrate Love
Genre: Erotic Contemporary Romance

Series: The Harders Book 5
Publisher: eXtasy Books

Blurb:
Love, laughter, and sex—the best ways to celebrate life.
The Harders don’t need monkeys, vegetables, chocolate, or sex toys to bend a few well-laid kinks into their party plans. When the couple of the hour is a no-show, the siblings worry that their good intentions will have been for naught. Count on good old mom and dad to add a few surprises of their own, mixing a cocktail of love and laughter that no one will soon forget. Get ready to celebrate love Harder style.

 Excerpt:

Note from the author: This excerpt is from the chapter where we get to meet good old mom and dad. In all the other books, they were background characters who get their chance to shine. My editor enjoyed how I wrote their love story into the book. Please enjoy:

Harriet pressed a hand to her heart as tears welled up in her eyes. Early on in their pre-marriage relationship, Harry had given her the nickname Angel, and it had stuck. It was one of the things she cherished about the love and support they gave to each other. Harry took her face in his hands and kissed her forehead. “The kids will get over it, like they always do.” She sighed again. “But maybe this is the one time where we should have stayed out of it. They were trying to do something nice for us.” He looked her square in the eye. “And you know why we decided to do what we did. Don’t second-guess yourself. We are a family. We wanted a family celebration. We wanted all of them to celebrate the love they found—which came from the foundation we built.” Harriet toyed with the top button of his dark-green dress shirt. “Yes, you and I agreed, but maybe we should have included them in on the plan.” Harry pulled her into a hug and rested his chin on the top of her head. “Then it wouldn’t be a surprise.” Harriet chuckled. “True.” Harry pulled back to look into her face. “Besides, ever since we began to live apart, they haven’t taken the time to understand why we chose to do what we did. We both know it’s why they planned the surprise anniversary party—to bring us closer together.” They laughed in unison. Harriet stared down at the floor between them for a moment before looking back up into his eyes. “I wish they could understand the freedom we are giving each other, and how much we do see each other.” Harry kissed her cheek. “And that’s what today is all about.” “I know.” Harriet turned as the florist brought out the last bouquet. “Perfect.” Harry released her and picked up a red rose corsage from the counter. He turned Harriet toward him again and pinned it to her dress over her left breast. “Gorgeous. I’d marry you all over again in a heartbeat, Angel.” She beamed at him. “Ditto.” The

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Author Bio:
Winner of the RONE (Reward of Novel Excellence) Award for Best Erotica 2012, Kellie Kamryn has many 5-star reviews from sites such as Night Owl Reviews for her work in contemporary romantic fiction. In 2013, one of her novellas was nominated for Best Novella for the RONE Awards. In addition, she is a workshop presenter, and an online columnist for The Aquarian Online. All of Kellie’s books contain a lot of heat balanced with an abundance of Heart. With fourteen books and two anthologies to her credit since 2011, most days she can be found channeling her heart’s desire into writing stories and poetry that sweep readers away into other worlds. When her muse requires a change in scenery, she funnels her creative energy into bringing many a tale to life through her work as an audio narrator. And when her body demands attention, you can find her in the gym jumping on the trampoline in between teaching Kindergym classes, or training and co-teaching Baguazhang (Bagua) as self-defense to women/families, and for health and healing to individuals on the Autism spectrum. 

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Welcome Nicki Greenwood

Please give a warm welcome to Ethan Sutter from Fire by Nicki Greenwood today as we sit down and see what makes him/her tick.

What’s your favorite thing to do when you’re not saving (the world, clients, your mate)?

Fixing things, ‘cause I’m good at it. I had a tough childhood until I came to live in foster care with the Rathbones at their ranch. I learned a lot about hard work there. I didn’t appreciate it then, but I realize now how much I needed that.

What is it about your love interest, Gypsy Ronan, that makes you crazy in a good way?

Her hair is amazing, just this beautiful, long, curly black hair that makes me want to throw her in bed. She’s also really smart about people, and she’s not afraid to tell them how she sees them.

Do you sometimes want to strangle your writer? Thrash her/him to within an inch of their life? Make them do the stupid crap they make you do?

I’d like to see her run into a burning building! I know chicks dig scars, but this is getting ridiculous. Can I just skip to the end where everybody’s happy?

Favorite food?

Farm-raised steak from Montana. Nobody does it better, and nobody ever will.

Tell me a little bit about your world. What are your greatest challenges in that world?

I think dealing with everything I grew up with before getting to Hope Creek has been my biggest hurdle. It took a long time to learn that not everyone is heartless. Part of me will always be re-learning that, every day. It’s a process, but I’m still kicking.

Describe yourself in four words.

Too stubborn to die.

What do you do for a living?

It took me a while to figure that out, but I want to open a mechanic shop. Nothing fancy, just somewhere I get to do something I’m good at.

What do you fear the most?

That I’ll never be a good husband or father. But that’s what hope is for. As long as I’m breathing, I get a chance to do it right.

Thank you Ethan Sutter for joining us on 'Meet the Character' day here at Dawn’s Reading Nook Blog. You can find all of Nicki Greenwood books at their website.


Fire
The Elemental Series Bppk 4
The Wild Rose Press

Is love worth the risk of getting burned?
Ethan Sutter is good at running, but he can't outrun himself. Rootless and reckless, he prowls the country, able to abandon everything except his hated Fire Elemental power. Then he lands in Pickering, Vermont, out of gas and out of options, and meets New Age curio shop owner Gypsy Ronan, an even bigger misfit than he is.
Gypsy knows Ethan is trouble. However, none of her tarot cards or tea leaves could have prepared her for their undoubtedly dangerous mutual attraction. More shocking still is the discovery that he possesses an incredible power, and he wants her help getting rid of it.
Ethan needs a normal life. He's sure a woman like Gypsy couldn't be part of it, but she sets his blood smoldering. Gypsy knows there's more to Ethan than he admits, even as she fears for her heart.

Excerpt from FIRE

This close, Gypsy couldn't help breathing Ethan's scent—a pleasant blend of sawdust and something smoky that strummed her nerve endings in a constant chord of awareness. And then she was right back there with him on her living room rug, wondering what would have happened if they hadn't been interrupted. Her knees turned to water. "Please," she whispered, unsure what else she meant to say.
"Please...?" he prompted, his husky voice wrapping around her. His body heat drifted against her exposed skin, or maybe she was imagining it.
Desperate, she fumbled for her last shred of willpower. "Pickering needs good men like you."
"Am I?" He canted his head. "A good man?"
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About the Author
Nicki Greenwood graduated SUNY Morrisville with a degree in Natural Resources, which of course has nothing to do with writing novels. She has also worked in a bakery, an insurance agency, a flower shop, and a doctor's office, which have nothing to do with writing, either. She did spend an awesome two years as an assistant editor for a publisher, and now does freelance editing on the side. Nicki still holds down a day job, which manages to get her out of the house once in a while. Since 2010, she has written eight novels, including the award-winning Gifted Series.
Nicki lives in upstate New York with her husband, son, and assorted pets. If you can't find her at her computer, you can always try the local Renaissance Faire.
Website: http://www.nickigreenwood.com
Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00BAB3CFS
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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Book Spotlight & Giveaway~ Once Upon a Maiden Lane by Elizabeth Hoyt


Discover the world of Elizabeth Hoyt in their new release, Once Upon a Maiden Lane and don't forget to enter the giveaway at the end of the post for a chance to win one of 15 e-copies of Wicked Intentions.


ONCE UPON A MAIDEN LANE by Elizabeth Hoyt (November 14, 2017; Forever Yours Ebook; $1.99; The Maiden Lane Series #12.5)

A stand-alone novella from New York Times bestselling author Elizabeth Hoyt!

Miss Mary Whitsun is far too intelligent to fall for the rakish charms of a handsome aristocrat. But when the gentleman in question approaches her in a bookshop, mistaking her for his fiancée, Lady Johanna Albright, the flirtatious encounter only raises more questions. Could Mary, a servant raised in a St Giles orphanage, actually be Lady Joanna's long-lost twin sister? If so, Mary has been betrothed since birth---to the rakishly handsome artistocrat himself . . .

Henry Collins, Viscount Blackwell, is far too intrigued by Mary to let her go so easily. He's drawn to her sharp mind, indomitable spirit, and the fiery way in which she dismisses him---ladies simply don't dismiss Lord Blackwell. But as Mary makes her first hesitant steps into society, she can't help but wonder if she truly has a place in Henry's world---or in his heart.

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Elizabeth Hoyt is the New York Times bestselling author of over seventeen lush historical romances including the Maiden Lane series. Publishers Weekly has called her writing "mesmerizing." She also pens deliciously fun contemporary romances under the name Julia Harper. Elizabeth lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, with three untrained dogs, a garden in constant need of weeding, and the long-suffering Mr. Hoyt.

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Discover Rock Solid by Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde/Giveaway

Carly Phillips and Erika Wilde
Rock Solid
Book Boyfriend Series Book 4
Release Date Nov. 14, 2017


Blurb:
Connor Prescott doesn't do one night stands (yes, ladies, he's an anomaly) so when he meets a beautiful woman during a snowed in night at the airport who wants to forget her heartache, he makes an exception. Their night together is incendiary, and by morning Connor wants more . . . except his sexy stranger is gone. He's pretty sure he'll never see her again, until three and a half years later she finds him, and changes his entire world with three little words . . You're a daddy.


About the Authors:
 

Carly Phillips After a successful fifteen-year career with various New York publishing houses, and over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels published, N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips is now an Indie author who writes to her own expectations and that of her readers. She continues the tradition of hot men and strong women and plans to publish many more sizzling stories. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She's a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she's a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers.


Erika Wilde Erika Wilde (aka Janelle Denison (http://www.janelledenison.com/)) is the USA Today bestselling author of over 50 contemporary romances for multiple print publishers. So, why the new pen name? As Janelle Denison I’ve always written sexy books, but lately my writing has taken on more erotic elements that I wanted to keep separate for readers because not everyone likes their reading material on the spicier, kinkier side of romance.   However, please be assured that even as Erika Wilde, you will still get an emotionally layered story with characters you’ll care about and fall in love with.   That is always my goal, whether I’m writing straight contemporary romances, or more erotically charged stories. Currently, I’m working on The Marriage Diaries and making sure that Dean and Jillian enjoy exploring the more erotic side to their marriage.  The series will be on-going, with no foreseeable ending as of right now, for as long as readers want to be voyeurs to Dean and Jillian’s sizzling new relationship. I’m also planning a spin-off series in the future, featuring the hot military men that work security for Dean at Noble and Associates.  Sign up to receive my newsletter for updates and news!


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Release Date:  11/14/2017

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Cover Reveal: Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire/Giveaway


Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire 
The Sempervian Saga (Book 2)
by Kayelle Allen
BLURB: 
Humans created the Ultras, a genetically enhanced race, to defend mankind. Instead, Ultras became their greatest threat. With the help of traitors, humans captured half a million of the immortal warriors.

Exiled to an alien world with no tech, no tools, and no resources, their leader, Pietas, must protect his people, find food and shelter and unite them. But before he can, he must regain command from a ruthless adversary he's fought for centuries--his brutal, merciless father.

Ultras are immortal, and no matter how they die, they come back. Reviving after death isn't all it's cracked up to be. Some wounds heal instantly and a few take time, but battered and broken trust? Immortals may heal, but a wound of the heart lasts forever.

Genre: Science Fiction with romantic elements
Rating: PG13 for violence, no profanity or explicit content
Cover artist Brumae DeviantArt https://brumae-art.deviantart.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Brumae

Excerpt: 
In this scene from Bringer of Chaos: Forged in Fire, Pietas and the search party sent to find him have stopped their upward mountain trek for a short break. Prior to their reunion the previous day, Pietas had spent a year in confinement, hands bound behind him. He'd been starved to the point of death, but because he's immortal, he could not die. Although he's healed since, the brutality left a lasting toll on his once robust physical body. As they prepare to get underway, he unwittingly reveals the impairment.
Wincing, Pietas stretched to ease cramps in his back.
His sister stood. "Tas!" she called up to him. She'd started using her childhood name for him since they'd reconnected the day before. "Are you hurt?"
A quick telepathic scan from Joss swept over him before he realized it was there. Pietas had still been a teenager when she'd trained him to shield his mind from those with her gift. Not that he'd ever been able to block her. She was far too powerful, but today, she'd read him with no more difficulty than a hunter spying trail signs. He'd been near no Ultra telepaths for over a year.
His affinity with Six had made him careless and he'd neglected the basic lessons Joss had taught him.
It wasn't a lack of trust. Trust had never been an issue with Joss.
He treasured her, but he ought not to have been so unguarded and open. Vulnerable.
"Pietas." Joss stood. The waves of emotion he picked up from her held love and concern in equal measure. And a bit of disappointment. "You're injured."
He ducked his head like a schoolboy who'd forgotten his lessons. Admit mortals had damaged him? Never. Neither would he lie about it. He'd take better care to hide the pain.
"Don't worry about me." Whistling, he circled a finger in the air. "Let's go! Long climb ahead." He leaped down from the rocks. "Joss, you lead." Last thing he wanted was her behind him, using him as an object of focus.
What telepaths focused upon, they controlled.


Bringer of Chaos: The Origin of Pietas 
The Sempervian Saga (Book 1)

Why should Pietas end the war with humans?
His people are winning, yet they insist on peace talks. The Ultra people want to grant humans a seat on the Council. Pietas ap Lorectic, Chancellor of the High Council, War Leader and First Conqueror, disagrees. What's best for mortals is oppression, control, and if necessary, elimination.
Pietas seethes with rage at the idea of human equality. Humans might have created Ultras, but the creation has far surpassed the creator. Humans die. Ultras are reborn, no matter how grievous the injury. They have no equals.
His people permit him no choice. He must attend these insipid peace talks on Enderium Six and what's worse, be polite. To humans.
When a human special ops warrior is killed in battle, he's resurrected in a secret process and inducted into the Ghost Corps. He's given enough strength to perma-kill immortal Ultras. Ghosts are the most hated and feared of warriors.
When the ghost entraps and captures Pietas at the peace talks, the two begin a long journey toward Sempervia, an isolated and forgotten world. Once there, Pietas is marooned and the ghost abandoned alongside him. The two must either fight to perma-death, or join forces to survive.

As Pietas comes to trust the human, an unlikely and awkward friendship begins. Until he discovers how ghosts are resurrected...



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Kayelle Allen writes Sci Fi with mythic heroes, misbehaving robots, role playing immortal gamers, and warriors who purr. She's a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she's tenured. https://kayelleallen.com Twitter https://twitter.com/kayelleallen Facebook https://facebook.com/kayelleallen.author Join the Romance Lives Forever Reader Group Download four free books and get news about books coming soon. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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