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This fabulous read is the first in a series of three books. The fallen angels series revolves around the life of Kai of Darkmide – a former slave, now a feared warrior. AMAZON BUY LINK

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Summer reached its peak and in the early mornings, a breeze brought fresh, cool air. Although by mid-morning, once the sun woke from slumber, the heat returned. Struggling crops thirsted for water and waited for the rains that would end their torment. Tempers flared, and every day brought another matter causing unease. It posed an issue for Kai of Darkmide, leader of the people in Blackhill.

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Kai rose from his seat, leaving the comfort and shade under the terrace to step out into the courtyard. Folding his arms across his muscular chest, he assumed a menacing stance. People gathered and raised their fists in temper. His eyes, under furrowed brows, studied the crowd, looking for the cause of the disturbance. Instances of unrest had doubled recently, and this morning promised to be no different. With his head raised to the breeze, he closed his eyes and drew in a long breath.

Standing six feet seven, Kai was a wall of muscle, covered in tanned skin that glowed beneath the morning sun. He was a rare breed. Handsome despite the scars across his chin and brow, his features were stunning. The mesmerizing stare from his deep green eyes pierced through to the soul. Dark blonde hair fell past his shoulders and a few small sections were braided and fastened by leather threads. It was highlighted with silver and gold strands that, when caught by the gathering breeze, shimmered in the sun’s rays like a sea of gems. On his massive arms, Kai wore large, ornately decorated bands of gold, fashioned especially for him by the smiths of Darkmide.

Described as commanding and majestic, Kai stood out in a crowd. Anyone who’d ever met him could see that mere words failed to capture the true effect of his presence. His breathtaking appearance made women sigh with flushed cheeks, but his frosty manner deterred their advances.

The crowd parted, making way for his friend and right-hand man, Sabe. Shorter than Kai by a few inches, Sabe was black haired with deep brown eyes. Handsome and full of wit, he made a stark contrast to Kai.

Watching Sabe move forward, Kai remembered his first meeting with his most trusted companion and his sister, Kiera.

Four years ago, after escaping the fighting pits of Darkmide and the slavers who ruled there, Kai and a few other rebelling slaves attacked a prison camp. Placed just outside the city, the camp housed the slaves for the gold mines. Kai went there to try to find a comrade slave who had killed a brutal master. Immediate death should have followed, but wanting to take advantage of the slave’s strength and stamina, the slavers spared his life. His punishment was to do the dangerous, backbreaking work of harvesting gold. Kai’s dreams of freeing him turned to dust when he found his brave friend, Lorne, had perished in a mineshaft collapse just days earlier. Disheartened he’d arrived too late, he moved swiftly to leave, but he was halted by a cry for help beneath his feet as he trampled over a covered pit. Something about the desperate plea made Kai stop and listen. He looked at the grate, and greeted with slender fingers, curiosity overcame him and he crouched to look into the pit. Piercing brown eyes stared up before the woman moved away to allow her brother to speak. The man begged Kai to free him and his sister. In a silver-tongued manner that Kai would become familiar with, Sabe promised their loyalty in exchange for Kai’s help. In addition, he promised the loyalty of a group of skilled fighters to aid his cause. Though at the time it had felt like a moment of ill-advised weakness, Kai never since regretted his decision to rescue Kiera and Sabe. They had proven their dedication many times over in later battles, and Kai knew they would follow him to the ends of the earth; gladly laying down their lives to save his.

“Make way, coming through!” Sabe called, dragging two men behind him by a lead rope.

He gave a final tug when he reached the center of the yard and they stumbled forward. Bound hands broke their fall, and they scrambled to their knees with lowered heads. Sabe untied the lead rope and cast it aside before facing the crowd.

“Gather round friends, move in closer.”

Hesitantly, the crowd conformed; they preferred to keep their distance in matters of discipline. Mischief lurked in Sabe’s eyes. He knew how this event would end, and having the crowd involved excited him.

With a grin, he turned to face Kai and whispered close. He looked at the prisoners before gazing to the crowd. Sabe filled Kai’s ears with the details, and then slapped his hand on his large shoulder when he moved forward.

The crowd hushed when Kai’s hands moved to rest on the fighting knives sheathed on his hips. They were his favored weapons of choice, forged for him personally. The cool touch of metal caused his fingers to squeeze and tighten. Inquisitive eyes stared at his poised form. Pausing before he took a few more paces, he searched the crowd.

People averted their stares and looked at their neighbors or the ground, anything other than Kai; his scowl proving too intimidating to confront.

He studied the men at his feet, and they shook and trembled in fear with their heads lowered as he sneered in disgust. He detested cowardice.

Kai addressed everyone. “Do your bellies ache with hunger?”

His voice, loud and deep, filled the courtyard. Mumbling started until eventually the crowd found their voices. Shouts echoed from the rear before others joined in gaining volume every second.

“No! Never!”

“Do you have shelter and clothing?”

Kai listened, cocking his head to the side, letting words fill his ears as they voiced their reply.

Circling the men slowly, Kai paused behind one of them and slammed his foot against his back. The man lurched and landed face first into the dirt. His open mouth filled with dust, and he coughed and spluttered before words broke loose.

“We were going to share the money!” A shaky voice mumbled against the ground.

Kai had a menacing glint in his eye; disgusted by the pathetic wreck at his feet, he sneered. Hissing, he drew in a breath before his foot slammed flat onto the figure and pinned him to the floor. The man could barely move and gasped for air.

Sabe stepped forward and tossed a purse to Kai. Quickly snatching it from the air, Kai showed the evidence to the crowd while he gave the second man a sideways glance and smirked.

A worried look spread over the thief’s face as he peeked over to his ally. He began to cry.

“Get up!” Kai snapped after he’d released him from the weight of his boot on his back.

He didn’t move.

“NOW!”

After a swift warning kick, he scrambled to his feet, squeezing his eyes shut in fear of another blow.

Irritated by the other man kneeling at his feet, Kai crouched in front of him and emptied the purse. Coins fell to the ground.

“They sold our grain for their own profit!” Kai’s voice thundered across the courtyard.

The crowd gasped, and then, “Bastards! Kill them!” Voices called from all directions. Aggressively punching the air, they demanded justice.

Sabe watched as Kai circled the thieves. He noted the wildness in his eyes and stepped back, retreating to join the other warriors who gathered under the shade of the terrace. The rabid expression Kai possessed unnerved Sabe. He’d seen it before and it would be unwise to stand between Kai and his prey.

Keeping law and order had been no easy task, especially for Kai. Having spent more years as a slave than a free man, he could only use his experience to guide him. Trying to find a balance, he made many people happy, giving them stability. But, as with everything in life, there were exceptions.

Kai marched toward Saul and Maika, two trusted warriors who stood by Sabe’s side under the terrace.

“Your swords, give them to me.”

Surrendering their weapons, the warriors watched as Kai held them high and turned to show the crowd. He let out a roar and then stepped toward the thieves. Cutting their bonds, he presented the weapons.

“Take them!” His patience ran low when they hesitated. “I’m giving you a chance to defend yourself. TAKE THEM!”

Gingerly, one hand took a sword. Kai smirked. The other man whined and pleaded for mercy, but his hands remained by his sides. Blaming his partner for the plan, he whimpered like a wounded dog.

Kai shook his head in disbelief and he leaned in close.

“Ask your people! They are the ones you cheated!” He pointed to the crowd, “Ask them to forgive you!”

Fear clouded the man’s face when Kai’s blood-red eyes and razor sharp teeth grew nearer. The man screwed his eyes tightly shut in and cowered.

Out of the corner of his eye, Kai saw the armed man take up a fighting stance. Reeling backwards, he drew his long knives and, snarling like a wild dog, he stared down his opposition.

“COME ON!”

Crouching low, Kai’s flexed muscles looked impressive, and he appeared as a savage animal baring his teeth in a predatory grin. Gasps erupted from the courtyard when a guttural growl bellowed from deep in Kai’s chest.

The armed thief took on a determined posture, ready to go out fighting. Kai accepted this; he never enjoyed killing in cold blood, preferring a fight rather than a massacre. The tension grew when Kai’s opponent raised his blade and thrust. Deflecting it easily, Kai laughed at the weak attempt.

“You’ll have to do better than that!”

His arms relaxed, giving his foe an opening to strike at his body.

Seeing an advantage, his opponent struck again. This time, Kai swung his arm around the side and caught his opponent across the shoulder. Blood seeped from the injury.

Stumbling to his knees assuming a more severe wound, the man whined. Kai grunted and relaxed his arms by his sides; upset his opponent hadn’t lasted longer, he turned to Sabe, scowling disappointedly.

“It’s not my fault!” Sabe rolled his eyes before his expression suddenly changed to one of concern. “Look out!”

Kai spun on his heels and leaned backwards. His arms opened wide as he avoided the sword thrust at him from his supposedly disabled opponent. The crowd gasped.

“Coward!” Kai spat.

He stepped forward slowly, angling his head from side to side, he focused on his prey. Then he attacked. Pivoting, arms outstretched, his knives sliced through the air like a propeller across flesh and bone. Blood sprayed everywhere. The man stumbled and sank to his knees. Calls from the crowd for Kai to finish him rang through the yard.

Wounded hands reached to hold the gaping wound in his throat, but a knife arrived first. The people cheered louder when his head spun through the air before finally landing next to his fallen corpse.

Raising his blood-soaked knives into the air, Kai saluted the roaring crowd, but his moment of victory diminished when the remaining thief tried to run. He managed only a few yards before one of Kai’s knives hindered his escape. It spun and sliced across the runaway’s thighs, cutting the arteries on both legs, showering the crowd with blood. He fell to the floor and screamed, but all calls for mercy faded into the cheering crowd, unheard.

“You should have run faster!” Kai laughed.

Blood soaked into the dry soil around the crying man, rapidly changing the color as it thirstily absorbed the moisture. Some covered their mouths in shock, while others laughed. The ones nearest the front regretted the charming words from Sabe when they’d first arrived; next time they’d stay at the rear. There was a brief silence as they watched Kai stride forward and drag the man up by his hair. He ignored the screams for mercy and rested his knife across his victim’s throat, while looking to his audience for his next move.

A voice called out, then another. “Finish him! Kill the pig!”

Those nearest caught the initial shower of blood when the knife-edge sliced through his throat. Quickly and without hesitation, Kai ran it down his chest and stomach, opening him up. Some managed to turn away; the grisly finale was too much for their weak stomachs. The most squeamish vomited. Kai pushed the body forward, letting it fall to the earth. Placing his long knife to the bloody corpse, he lectured the crowd.

“This here…” pointing with his knife, “… Is what happens to thieves.”

Kai spat over the body then shouted to Sabe. “Hang the bodies on the wall by the gate.”

He recovered his other knife from the floor before giving the crowd one last salute. Quickly sidestepping the bloody bodies, Kai felt nothing but loathing and contempt.

Kai joined Sabe and the other warriors, and handed his swords to a young boy who was waiting to take them for cleaning. He grinned when the boy gasped at the blood covering the steely blades.

Sabe followed Kai to shelter beneath the terrace. Fresh water in a large bowl waited on a nearby table. Reaching behind his neck, Kai tugged at the back of his shirt and pulling it over his head, cast it to the side.

Sabe stared at the scars that covered Kai’s back and winced. No matter how many times he saw them, he cringed, and wondered what else Kai had endured at the hands of the slavers. The scars spread from the top of Kai’s muscular shoulders to below his waist; red and swollen in some places where the whip cut deep. He couldn’t imagine what pain he’d lived through; they reminded him of how thankful he was to Kai for freeing him and his sister.

Wetting a cloth in the basin, Kai wiped away the blood and sweat. After grabbing a fresh, dry cloth, he turned and watched Sabe, who had made himself comfortable at the table.

“Not a good start to the day, but eventful at least.” Sabe chuckled as he casually rested his boots on a stool and, crossing one foot over the other, poured wine from a pitcher on the table. “And there I was, thinking it would be a quiet morning.”

Swapping the drying cloth for a clean shirt handed to him by the craggy hands of the house worker, Kai kicked the nearest chair out from under the table and sat heavily with a grunt. He blew out a long sigh while he searched for the opening of his clean shirt.

“I hope this isn’t going to be a regular morning event.” He threaded his arms through the shirt and pulled it over his head.

“I thought you liked excitement,” Sabe chuckled. “Anyway, I’m sure it won’t happen again. Well, not for a week at least,” he said, laughing.

“We need rain. The heat is turning everyone mad.”

Kai guzzled the wine then slammed the goblet on the table. “It’s too hot for this work. I think we’ll just hang them up next time, let them bake in the sun on the outside wall.”

Cautiously, Sabe smiled. Right now Kai was joking, but in the future, that would be another matter.

“How did you catch them?” Kai asked.

“They were stupid as well as cowardly. I overheard them bragging in the tavern last night.”

Sabe leaned over and reaching for a plate, he drew it closer to pick up a piece of salted pork. “They’d already stolen the grain; they were going to meet with the buyer from Longmeadow later that night.” His fingers poised at his mouth. “I let them make the sale before having them dragged to the cells.”

Eating the pork overwhelmed his senses and he lost his train of thought briefly. A glare from Kai, awaiting the details, made him swallow. Taking a quick sip of wine to wash it down, he continued.

“I sent a couple of men to take care of the buyer from Longmeadow. He won’t be continuing with nightly purchases in the future.”

“Put a couple of men to watch the grain store, in case anyone else has the same idea,” Kai said dryly.

Still chewing, unable to speak, Sabe carried his reply with a nod. Across the table, he spied a large fruitcake, and stabbed it with his knife to drag it nearer.

The gruesome events of the morning had not affected their appetites. They gorged themselves heartily, enjoying the buffet laid out before them.

I have to say though, Kai…” His elbow leaned on the table swirling his knife. “I’m excited about meeting your future bride.” Taking a bite of cake, he eyed Kai with a smirk.

Kai scowled. “Are you sure I agreed to this? Was I drunk?”

“Probably.” Sabe snorted.

Kai shook his head slowly. “This is going to be a disaster, and if she resembles a cow’s arse in any way, I swear I’ll pay your sister to slice off your balls.”

“Whose balls am I slicing off?”

Kiera appeared from the courtyard wearing tight doeskin trousers and a white tunic. Kai’s eyes raked over her body. Shuffling in his seat, his pants suddenly became uncomfortable. Once aware of the snug fitting fabric around her breasts, a man would need to be blind not to stare. Although he admired her physical attributes, Kai kept his thoughts to himself. He didn’t want to create any complications by bedding the sister of his friend.

Kiera pulled out a chair and joined them at the table. Silken black hair cut to her shoulders and her intense dark eyes made all men fall to their knees; sometimes clutching their crotch screaming in agony while she stood with their testicles skewered on her sword. Untouched, Kiera intended to stay this way. There was only one man she would consider taking to her bed, but he’d never asked.

“Kai was just commenting on how much he’s looking forward to meeting his betrothed.”

Kiera tried to hide a grin and lowered her head.

Growling under his breath and throwing his knife down, Kai slammed his hands on the table.

“I’m glad you two find this amusing.”

“Don’t worry. I’m sure you’ll adore her.” Sabe chuckled. “The envoy assured me she’s a rare beauty.”

Kiera giggled as Sabe cast a sarcastic glance. Lowering her head, she tried to suppress her fit of giggles.

Kai shook his head and growled under his breath. Cradling his face, he rested his elbows on the table.

“You don’t have to marry her. You can say no.” Kiera grimaced and sat back in her chair. She gave Kai a hopeful smile when his hands fell to the table. Hating the idea of Kai marrying, Kiera would be the first to celebrate if the kings’ daughter did indeed look like the back end of a cow.

“Remind me again why I’m doing this?” Kai asked.

Sabe grinned. “You need a good woman to make an honest man of you and you need a son… and because their excess food will be sent to us by order of King Garlan.” He looked to the ceiling while he thought further, “And they’ll supply more weapons…”

“Okay, I get it.” Kai interrupted with a raised hand then wiped the sides of his mouth with his thumb and finger. “Let’s get this over with.” Rising from the table, he addressed Kiera. “I want to be at Littlewood early. We’ll leave mid-morning tomorrow, rest for the night a short distance away before continuing the following morning.” His eyes locked with hers as she frowned.

“Why so early?” Kiera shrugged her shoulders. “The journey will take only a day.”

“I don’t trust Garlan.”

Sabe sat up in his chair, pulled his shirt straight, and thought for a moment.

“I doubt he’d be stupid enough to try anything. The envoy said he’s keen to join forces with us. It seems he’s got some trouble brewing.” His tone was serious. “He’s afraid of losing his throne. Someone from Stonegarth in the Highlands is gathering forces and has eyes on his crown.” Sabe started picking at his fingernails with his knife. “Garlan thinks he’ll look elsewhere when he discovers his only daughter is married to the leader of the most feared army throughout Middenland and Wild Plains.” He completed his manicure and raised his brow with a grin. “And of course he’d be right.”

Kai laughed.

“He’s not well liked by his subjects. They see him as a sniveling coward, marrying his daughter off to a barbaric… to someone without royal blood, just to join forces with a stronger force.” Sabe recovered his words quickly, and raised his hand to gesture an apology.

“My thoughts exactly, and no offense taken. I know what I’m not.”

 

 

 

Sneak Peek – urban fantasy – Blood Brothers

I’m still working on the 2nd book in the Blood Trilogy and if you’ve already read Blood Ties, then this is the next book for you. Blood Brothers continues where we left off and things between Keagen and Ghost are starting to heat up.

I know, I’m bad….teasing you with this little snippet!

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Keagen’s dark eyes glowed with wicked warmth as he smoothed is palms across her silky skin. Both hunters studied one another closely. The growing bulge beneath Keagen’s sweats conveyed he liked what he saw… and felt. This bundle of hotness with crazy hair and ever-changing eye color drove him nuts. For the past week they’d sparred and teased one another to the point of insanity, and yet neither would make a move. Until today. Surprised at Ghost’s shameless teasing, he wasn’t about to let the opportunity escape. Sliding his hand up her back to grab a handful of soft hair, he tugged gently as he leaned in for a kiss. He sealed his lips over hers. A shock flew straight to his already hard cock, exciting him further. The need for something warm and wet grew urgent, and tasting the woman whose scent drove him crazy was all he could think about.

Her body relaxed against the powerful man. Unwilling to resist any longer, Ghost was ready to move along to the next level. Keagen proved himself her equal, although she’d be damned if she ever told him. She knew she wouldn’t be happy giving herself over to anyone with lesser qualities. Strong, fierce, and despite his work as a hunter for Solgen, he showed he was capable of tenderness and caring.

You can get hold of the first book from Amazon

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Valentine’s Special Offer

Happy Valentines Day!!!! 🙂  In celebration of the holiday dedicated to love, I’ve discounted one of my favorite love stories, Taken By The Huntsman, to only 99 cents! 🙂  So if you haven’t already read it, hurry and get it now!  The sale is only good for today. 😉  Don’t know where to find it?  No problem!  You can get your copy here:

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Now, just to whet your appetite and give you a taste of the romance that’s in store, here’s a little peak:

Cassie smiled and ran her fingers gently over his cheek and into his hair. Cadeyrn pulled her closer, and she felt the hardness of his body against hers. Leaning down, he kissed her with a passion that left her breathless. His lips were soft and gentle against hers, almost chaste. Until he pulled her closer and deepened the kiss, tracing his tongue along her lips until she opened to him, tasting her mouth thoroughly.

She moaned into his mouth and ran her hands over his broad shoulders and swollen biceps. Grabbing his bulging muscles, she used the leverage to try to pull herself closer still.

Cadeyrn groaned and pulled back. He looked down into the liquid blue eyes of his Anamchara and saw the passion and desire of a woman who knew exactly what she wanted.

“Cassie, tell me simply. Will you allow me to take you to bed this night? Yes or no?”

Holding his breath, he waited for the answer. He would abide by her decision regardless of what it was. Though, he was pretty sure she was as ready to take their relationship to the physical level as he was, he didn’t want to rush or pressure her. But he was desperate for her to say yes.

Looking up at him with a teasing smile, she answered, “Oh, yes. I want you to take me to bed and show me what kind of skills a male can acquire with hundreds of millennia of practice.”

Cadeyrn growled deep in his throat. His eyes were glowing, and he felt his canines lengthen in his mouth. “Female,” he said, in a voice that had gone rough and gravely. “You know not what you ask for. But I will give it to you anyway!”


Thank you all for stopping by, and don’t forget to check back tomorrow for the next installment of Mistral Dawn‘s Musings! 😉

Last Chance 99c deal Blood Ties

There’s a few hours left before Blood Ties is back to full price of $3.99. Get your copy for just 99c now!

Urban Fantasy Blood Ties is a fast-paced, paranormal romance book with lovable characters and a great story.

K 3 4 G E N is no ordinary man. He’s enhanced with lycan DNA from Gabriel, a former prisoner at Solgen Laboratories. Dr Keller, the scientist behind the genetic experiments has no loyalty to his creations. He’s replacing his top hunter, K 3 4 G E N for a better model. She’s faster, highly intelligent, utterly kick-ass, and shBlood Ties Urban Fantasye’s got a secret genetic enhancement that puts her at the top of the class.

Check out this new urban fantasy today. You can read snippets and reviews on the Blood Ties link to another page on this site.

Book Sale! Fallen Angels Series 99 cents!

One day only sale for Demon Within, Angel Within and Ascension Within – Fallen Angels Series. Each book is just 99 cents

10th February is SALE DAY for the Fallen Angels Series!

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Get all three books in the series for  just $2.97!! and……..

Blood Ties is also 99 cents until 11th Feb!! It’s crazy sale time on books by Julie Nicholls! Read more about Blood Ties

ONE DAY SALE! for Urban Fantasy & Paranormal Romance books!

Fallen Angels Series Good Read of 2015

I’m pleased that my Fallen Angels series is in Grandma Peachy’s top list of best books for 2015. A great honor and I hope after checking out her blog, you’ll see all the other fabulous books she’s read and reviewed last year.

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The first I read is an epic paranormal romance series, Fallen Angels, by Julie Nicholls. Other than my daughter’s books I really had not read much paranormal anything, let alone romance in this genre. My resident author was stoked about this author and convinced me that I should at least read her books.  Yes, these are  romance books and yes there were

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some very steamy scenes in the series, but, there was so much more to the stories. Epic, I’m not sure that the series is billed as epic, but to me the series is just as epic as any I’ve read.  Angels and demons, political power struggles, intrigue and battles. Full of action and adventure, love, lust, magic and myth.  I loved this series and am looking forward to reading more by this author in the coming year.

Fabulous! Thank you so much Grandma Peachy! Mwuah!

CAPTIVATED BY THE WINTER KING-PARANORMAL ROMANCE

Captivated by the Winter King is the latest installment from Adult Fantasy Romance/Paranormal Romance/Erotic Fantasy Romance author, Mistral Dawn.

Have you checked out Mistral Dawn’s latest book, Captivated By The Winter King?  If not, what are you waiting for? 😉  Just in case you need a little incentive, here’s a small taste of what waits for you. 🙂

Excerpt From Captivated By The Winter King: Paranormal Romance

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Narrowing her eyes, she stalked towards him and poked him on his chest. “You did that on purpose, didn’t you? You’re trying to distract me. It won’t work.”

His smile sharpened and he leaned down to whisper in her ear, “I bet I could distract you if I really tried.”

Glaring at him, she backed up to the bench where she had left her supplies. She picked up a pair of elbow-length, leather gloves and slid them up her arms. After pulling the material tight over her fingers, she took the bottle of lube she had brought and walked back to Ankou. It was the fiery lubricant she had learned was his favorite, and the gloves allowed her to use it in ways she hadn’t been able to before.

Want to read more?  You can find it on Amazon here: Captivated by the Winter King. Have a sneaky peek of this paranormal romance before you buy.

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Spellbound Hearts series too!

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Taken By The Huntsman (Paranormal Romance Guild’s First place reviewers choice award 2015)

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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 Faerie 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?

You can check out tasty morsels from Mistral Dawns Blogspot on the following links for Taken  by the Huntsman

http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2015/02/flashbackfriday-excerpt-from-taken-by.html

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Bound By The Summer Prince

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Bound by the Summer Prince

The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his people, even though he is struggling with his own feelings of pain and anger over his father’s treachery, he goes for a walk in a forest near the palace to try to clear his head and determine how best to choose a female to rule beside him.

While walking Uaine discovers a human female running loose in Fairie, which is against the most basic tenets of Fae law. Furious at one more problem he must deal with, he takes her prisoner and locks her in the dungeon; only to discover later that she is his soul-mate. The magical bond between them means they are meant to be together forever, but humans can’t feel the magic of Fairie. Will Uaine be able to win her heart and convince her that she can trust him to keep her safe from all the dangers of Fairie…including himself?

Roni is a human con woman and petty thief. Having run afoul of the local crime syndicate in the city where she is staying, she finds herself running for her life. Trouble is no stranger to her, but when she falls through a hole in a wall and finds herself in a world with carnivorous trees and rocks that eat people she realizes she may have found more of it than she can deal with. Rescued/arrested by the prince of the Summer Court, it doesn’t take long for her to formulate a plan to use him to get herself home. Unfortunately for her, she soon finds that her heart, which she had thought long ago turned to stone, has begun to feel the love she has been playing at. Will she be able to overcome a lifetime of caution and allow herself to follow her heart? Can a criminal love a cop?

Learn more about this paranormal romance, Summer Prince and see more sneaky peeks from Mistral’s site Bound by the Summer Prince

http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2015/02/booklaunchparty-for-bound-by-summer.html

http://mistralkdawn.blogspot.com/2015/03/smoldering-saturday-excerpt-from-bound.html

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Review for Bound by the Summer Prince

Intrigue In The Summer Court

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Intrigue in the Summer Court

Jillian knows something bad is going to happen! She has been a loyal adviser to the throne and friend of the queen, Briallen, for thousands of years, and now Roni and Uaine’s wedding and coronation are to take place in just a couple days. The Summer Court will have a new king and queen, who, it is hoped, can repair the damage and heal the schism the late king created.
But Jillian can’t shake the feeling that trouble is brewing. Many of the Summer nobles aren’t happy about the changes that are taking place in the Summer Court, and many of the other Fae just aren’t too sure about having a human on the throne…even if she has been blessed by the goddess. When Angelica, the leader of the Pixies, comes to her with news of a plot to murder the prince and princess, Jillian’s suspicions are confirmed. Will the two of them be able to unravel this conspiracy in time to save the royal couple? Or will prejudice prevail, and the hope for peace in Fairie be lost forever?

*This is a novella and is number 2.5 in the series. Taken By The Huntsman is the first book in the series, and Bound By The Summer Prince Is the second book in the series

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Captivated By The Winter King

Kate is a woman on the run. After years of being physically and emotionally abused by her fiance, she’s finally had enough. But leaving might be even more dangerous than staying, so she needs to get as far away as she can as fast as possible. A late night, desperate drive through the pouring rain ends suddenly when a cat appears in the middle of the road. While trying to avoid the half-drowned creature, Kate loses control of her car and crashes through a portal to Fairie.

Mistral Dawn Captivated by the Winter King
Mistral Dawn – Captivated by the Winter King

Ankou is a fallen God of Death and the king of the Winter Court of Fairie, and he’s facing pressure from every direction. The magic of the Court is out of balance due to the centuries-long lack of a queen. He is harried constantly by the Court nobles who want him to either step down or take a mate. All the duties of a ruling pair rest squarely on his shoulders. And added to all this is a soul-crushing loneliness. His existence stretches back hundreds of millennia, and in all that time he has never found the one person who could warm his lonely heart. He is exhausted and discouraged, and the last thing he needs is to go tearing off into the night on a fool’s errand. But one of his lingering god powers is the ability to sense the right course of action to follow, and his instincts are screaming at him to go to a particular place in the forest of the Winter kingdom and wait. Imagine his surprise when he finds the one he has been waiting for his whole life!
Using a careful blend of patience, seduction, and domination, the Winter king tries to win his soulmate’s love. Feeling safe and valued for the first time in her memory, Kate explores her new freedom by agreeing to try the BDSM games her lover suggests. As she experiments with both domination and submission, she learns just how liberating surrender can be. Will Ankou be able to convince Kate that she can trust him with her feelings as well as her body? Will Kate find a way to overcome the trauma of her past and open up her heart to accept the love that is offered to her? Can these two broken people find a way to fit all their disparate pieces together into a stronger, united whole? You’ll have to read to find out!

**Trigger Warning: please note that this story contains depictions of domestic violence and other forms of familial abuse. If these types of situations cause you distress, this may not be the story for you.

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PARANORMAL FANTASY ROMANCE ANGEL WITHIN SNEAK PEEK

Here is a sneak peek from Angel Within, Paranormal Fantasy Romance.

This is the 2nd book in the Fallen Angels, Demon Within is the first and both these books are available in eBook, paperback and audio book and FREE on kindle unlimited

 

Angel Within paranormal fantasy romance
2nd book in the Fallen Angels paranormal fantasy romance series

This fantasy  romance series has a bit of everything. Fighting, magic, humor and hot sex. The stories for each book are individual, but it is advisable that you start with Demon Within, as important details/secrets come to light at the end of the novel.

Angel Within

Sabe frowned, and hoped to learn of the joke between Kai and Beros as Kai chuckled.

Kai stood up, and dusting off his pants, scanned the camp. “Where will I sleep?”

“With me.” Sabe grinned and left the warmth of his blanket, and Nissa’s body, to stand by his side. He slapped his shoulder, “But don’t worry, you’ll not be getting a goodnight kiss.”

Everyone laughed as Kai shoved at his friend. “I’m pleased to be respected among my friends.” Kai grinned wide. “You’ll do as your king commands; else I’ll have you flogged.”

Laughter rang around the fire once more, as the banter between Sabe and Kai continued, raising their spirits. The somber mood over the last few weeks had lingered for too long. Too many warriors fell to their death, and it was time to bring happier times forward.

“Until the morning then.” Kai pulled at Sabe’s arm as he attempted to say goodnight to Nissa, “Come on. I need my boots removing!” He chortled.

They’d brought only four tents. Nissa and Kiera occupied one, Sabe and Kai the other, while Jace, Nazar, Beros, and Maika used the others. The warriors often slept under the stars, and had makeshift shelters using canvas and the surrounding trees.

Kai removed his shirt, just as Sabe entered the dwelling.

Grinning at the claw marks on Kai’s back, Sabe couldn’t resist a tease, “I’m glad Nissa can’t see what her queen does in the bedroom. I’d be ripped to shreds!”

Kai grinned and turned to face his friend, showing the rest of his freshly scarred body.

Sabe grimaced with a hiss. “Is this a new game you’re engaging in?”

Frowning, Kai ran his fingertips over the wounds. The memories of his night with Eloise seemed distant. His recollection of the passionate manner in which his wife caused him harm faded quickly.

“This isn’t usual; I have no idea what made Eloise so…”

“Vicious?”

Sabe leaned in for a closer inspection and winced. “Imagine what damage she would have caused if you’d been gone for a week!”

They laughed and made ready for their beds. Kai was still tired, despite not rising until the afternoon.

Groaning as he lay back, he rested his arms behind his head. He turned to his friend with concerned thoughts. “Will you be alright tomorrow?”

“Of course, why wouldn’t I be?”

“It’s been a few years since… well, after what Tigan attempted. I’m just worried you might not be able to resist the temptation to kill him.”

The thought had crossed Sabe’s mind, and he knew Kiera would be equally satisfied if he did. “He deserves it, but you can count on me. I’ll do whatever you command.”

Lifting his head off the makeshift bed, Kai turned to his friend. “I’ll give no commands.” He scowled, “Nothing has altered between us, despite my title.”

He puffed out as he lay down. He never asked to be king, if he’d had his way, he and Eloise would have remained at Blackhill.

“I’ve always followed your lead, and I’ll continue. We’ll watch how it unfolds and you can decide the best course of action. Agreed?”

Kai sighed, “Agreed.”

“We’re settled then. Now unless you want me to tuck you in and kiss you goodnight, go to sleep.”

Sabe ducked as Kai’s boot flew through the air.

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Blood Ties Urban Fantasy receives another 5* review. Check it out via the link for Amazon Reviews

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on January 18, 2016
Kaegen is a genetically engineered superhuman. Gabriel is a werewolf. They both have been subjects in an illegal, undocumented laboratory and victims of the sadistic Dr. Keller. Gabriel escaped at the first opportunity, but Kaegen was turned into a weapon by the evil scientist, and he was sent to find Gabriel and bring him back to a cage. And that’s just where the action starts! 🙂
I read this book in one sitting! Once I got started, the fast-paced action sucked me in and kept me on the edge of my seat. The romance and sexual tension between the characters was great, and the sex scenes were super hot! This story is just getting started, and I can’t wait for the next book! 🙂

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Keagen sauntered into the first bar he came across. It was dark and dingy and only two other people took up space at the bar. Scanning thoroughly before pulling out a stool, there was a sudden rush of blood to his cock when the pretty bartender greeted him with a smile.

“Hey, stranger, what can I get you?”

“Now you’re asking.” Keagen grinned. “Coffee, please.” He couldn’t help notice her scent and smiled. She had to be the girlfriend. If he dropped in, that would make for an interesting meeting.

Lyssa poured the tall, dark, and extremely handsome punter a mug of coffee.

“Are you new in town, or just passing through?” Furnishing him with a cheery smile and wide eyes, she couldn’t resist a flirt. Aside from Gabriel, he was the only other good-looking man she’d set eyes on.

“Oh, I’m here to check on family.” He sipped his coffee while glowering over the rim at Lyssa. Noticing pert breasts with peaked nipples, his cock thickened under the restraints of his jeans.

“You have family? Here?” Raising both brows, Lyssa wondered who in Dewburn Falls had relatives this hot. “What’s your name?”

Keagen breathed deeply before pursing his lips. He wasn’t up for sharing right now, although he was sure he could fob her off with a line. “I’m adopted, so my name wouldn’t be familiar to you, but you can call me Keagen.” He leaned against the counter. “What’s your name, princess?”

“Lyssa.” She beamed. She liked the way he smiled. He was utterly delicious in a wicked ‘I’ll rip out your heart’ kind of way.

“That’s a pretty name for a pretty lady.” He flashed another dazzling smile. “Are you spoken for, or may I ask you out to dinner?”

Blushing, and suddenly feeling cornered, Lyssa grimaced. “Yeah, I’m kind of involved with someone, but thanks for asking.”

“Well I guess I’ll have to eat alone, then.” Keagen thought for a moment. She had to be involved with his prey. He snapped his head toward the door and watched another young and attractive female move closer. His brow arched. Dewburn Falls had much to offer. His nostrils flared as the scent drifted his way. Wolf. Another one. There’s no wonder he’d moved here; there’s wall-to-wall pussy. Well, sort of.

Lyssa smiled. “Hi, Sally. How’s it going?”

“Don’t ask.” Sally sidled behind the bar and grabbed a beer from the freezer. “I know it’s your night off, but I have a problem at home, and I wondered if you’d come back and work the last couple of hours for me? I’ll work your full shift tomorrow night. Would you do that, hon?”

Lyssa sighed. She hated working two shifts in one day. However, Sally had swapped with her in the past last minute. “Yeah, sure.”

“Thanks, doll. I’ll square it with the boss.” Sally gALTERNATECOVER with FWP logo FBlanced at the customer and sighed. Noticing his eyes focusing on her larger than average breasts, she smirked. “You need a refill hon?” She sauntered closer and gave him a better view as she leaned across to fill his mug. “Not seen you in town before. You planning on staying long?”

“Depends.” Keagen slowly licked his lips.

“On?”

“Whether there’s anything interesting enough to keep me.” He smoothed the flat of his hand over his hair. He’d tied it up in a man-bun, but a few stragglers had broken free.

Lyssa rolled her eyes as he flirted with Sally. Only two minutes earlier, she was a princess. Shaking her head, she should have known. Hot men like him don’t wait around, and if someone’s unavailable, they move on fast. No harm done. She was only flirting anyway, but it still annoyed her that she’d fallen for his charms.

The unmistakable honk of Gabriel’s horn outside made her squeal. He never let her down and always kept his promises. He restored her faith in hot men; they weren’t all cut from the same cloth.

“Okay, hon. I’m outta here.” She winked at Sally, then bolted for the door and yelled over her shoulder. “Have fun.”

Keagen’s eyes narrowed. Interested to know who the hottie was dating and if his suspicions were correct, he jumped off the stool and made for the door after throwing $10 on the counter.

A beaten-up truck pulled away and headed off down the street before turning right on a road leading out of town. That had to be him. Keagen ran to his car and followed the direction of the truck, keeping a safe distance. He didn’t want him spooked.