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Luka: He was born from the love of two magical beings when the ancient oaks in the grove were mere saplings. He appears a man in his prime, virile, skin dark as his beloved oaks, wise and powerful, wanting only to live in peace with his lover bartering his herbs.
Rhys: Rescued by Luka from imprisonment and torture at the hands of the sorcerer. Fair skin and hair, brave and beautiful, Luka’s lover. He aides Luka on his quest to bring hope back to the world.
Aethan: The dark sorcerer who wishes to take hope from the earth, keep it for himself, have the world and all it holds at his feet, doing his will for the treacherous promise, the faintest glimmer of hope in their lives.
Lorin: Rhys’s cousin and half-brother. The son and servant of Aethan, aiding him in his designs against Luka.
GENRE: mm romance/fantasy
He missed his lover, though he’d been the one to send him away. Luka had wanted him to find a better life than he could offer, a solitary witch bartering his potions. And he had wanted Rhys safe from his enemies. But he may as well have cut out his own heart when Rhys had left.
Luka sipped his tea, enjoyed its comfort, then heat flushed his skin as he recalled his dream last night, the feel of Rhys in his bed. Rhys had been tender and passionate and welcoming. Luka had cried in his arms, overwhelmed with the joy of it. Had wept again on waking to find himself alone on the hearth, Rhys across the room, reading a book in the morning light spilling through a window, as far away as the years that had separated them.
A bird fluttered past, calling his attention, and Luka’s spirit flew with it, soaring into the sky. The rush of air exhilarated him, and he dropped with a smile back into his body. After hastily setting aside his tea, he pulled a crystal from a pocket and held it up to the faint winter sunlight. He marveled at the earth reflected in glass. Focusing his gaze, his essence slipped easily into the encapsulated world and flew along the pathways, flitting between trees and brush. He scampered with a family of squirrels along a branch, leaping with wild glee from limb to limb.
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About the Author and Where to find them:
Dianne is the author of m/m romance, paranormal suspense, fantasy adventure, the occasional thriller, and anything else that comes to mind. She lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. She says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee warming her hands, which kindles her imagination.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
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