In celebration of the eleventh anniversary of my 25th birthday (ha!) I’m going to have a big birthday bash giveaway right here on my blog. On Friday, August 24th, I’ll not only age (gracefully, I hope) one more year, but I’ll also be releasing A Bond of Brothers, the 4th in the Wiccan-Were-Bear series. To celebrate two such awesome things aligning in the universe, I’m going to be giving away a bunch of cool things!
What things, you ask?
EBooks, some fabulous things from Etsy.com, and two (count ’em – two!) gift cards to either Amazon or B&N!!
So watch the blog (or better yet, follow me if you aren’t already), and be sure to comment on the Monday, August 20th post, which will kick off my birthday week, and you might win one of twelve gifts! The contest will run the whole week, ending with winners chosen on Friday, August 24th.
To tease and tempt, because it’s just so dang much fun, here is the official blurb for A Bond of Brothers, and a first peek at my new, fantabulous cover courtesy of my fantastic beta-reader/cover designer/friend and commiserator, Kameko Gay. This may be my fav cover, yet. When you read the story, you’ll know just how damn perfect it truly is!
Shaylee Tannia is a banished fairy with the powers of healing and nature at her disposal. One wintry morning, she stumbles upon an injured and dying were-bear. Saving his life leads to a connection she didn’t expect and the love kindled between them is hot enough to melt the snow. But all is not easy with their newfound love…a brother’s claim threatens everything.
Can she bridge the gap between them or will choosing both be the end of it all? When a demon from her past jeopardizes all she holds dear, will the cost of her freedom be the lives of the ones she loves most? This story contains one pissed off fairy, a were-bear that doesn’t want to share, over-protective mates, a sacrifice of blood and flesh that will melt your heart, and m/f/m interaction.
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If you didn’t see the teaser for A Bond of Brothers at the end of Daeton’s story, it’s here for you now, because I love you all so much. My birthday celebration kicks off on Monday, August 20th, so stay tuned!
Excerpt from A Bond of Brothers:
“Are you the angel that healed me?” He said with a soft smile and a low voice that made the inside of my body go tingly warm.
He frowned slightly, “I remember wings and feeling very warm. I thought I was going to die but then I woke up with you in my arms.”
I smiled. I’d never been called an angel before. “I’m a healing fairy. My name is Shaylee Tianna.”
His smile returned. “I’m Lynk Stalking Horse. Thank you for saving my life.”
“It was the strangest thing. I was hunting and I smelled something that called to me. I don’t really understand it, but I followed the scent and found you. I thought you were a real bear and I was going to help you die quickly. When I touched you, I knew you were a were and I healed you.”
He stared at me for a moment and then he pressed his head to the crux of my neck and took a deep breath. My whole body lit up, shivers raced up and down my spine and I was speechless as my heart tried to pound out of my chest. He moved up my neck slowly, dragging his warm lips up my sensitive skin before crossing my cheek to my mouth.
His plump lips stopped on mine and for a heartbeat I thought because he was a stranger that I shouldn’t kiss him or touch him, but the next heartbeat I wanted to do both of those things. Months of loneliness surfaced like a raw wave of pain, the heated, delicious scent of him surrounded me, and I could no more get up from him than I could have stopped time. Fisting my hands in his hair, I parted my mouth on a moan and he slipped his arms around me, drew me closer, and rolled me to my back. Our tongues touched, that first gentle slide together like two creatures that were made for dark pleasure, and my body liquefied. His hair cascaded around us like a thick blanket as I released one hand from the thick locks and ran my fingers down his back. I traced the contours of his very naked body as he pressed on top of me, feeling the muscles tense and bunch under my exploration.
I was shirtless but still wearing my pants and boots, and when I felt his fingers at the button of my jeans, I let out an involuntary moan. He lifted from my mouth and looked down at me. “Do you want me to stop, Shaylee?”
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See you soon! All the best, R