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About the author:
Not who everyone thinks she is.
The product of someone’s imagination.
The end result of a lifetime wishing to get out.
Do not buy the lie.
If you live in fear, you give up freedom.
Taking the risk and making the leap.
Too much of anything is a bad thing.
Innuendo floating on the mist that rises above the water.
Walk away and leave it all behind.
Telling the story that haunts a fantasy.
Catching a dream.
She does not exist.
What inspired you to write your book?
I had written A Pack Forms and The Council, but the magic that Fox shared needed to build a full kingdom. Luke needed more people to protect Eli and grow the pack. Peter Elliot was still causing problems in the immortal realms and all my friends wanted to know about the vampires that Fox had mentioned in The Council. It took me a while to write the manuscript on Book three, but once I had it, and my circle of readers had grown to a few more people, I knew I was on to something. When this book was a finished outline manuscript, I began investigating publishing seriously, but I knew nothing about it and could not even understand the jargon to 'pitch' the books to a publisher. A friend suggested that I self publish and then immediately asked "What happened to Ryker? You left him like dead!" So I began writing book 4 and got tangled up in Kindle publishing knots for awhile.
Here is a short sample from the book:
“What seems to be the issue?” He spoke to her as he handed her the cup of tea.
She looked up at him as she took the cup. He felt her tremble when their fingers met. Mihaela smiled her thanks at him. He wanted her to tremble for his touch again. He almost groaned.
“I miss my books. I had a library of reference materials at Cioara. They are all gone, burned away by the fools who destroyed my home. I will have to begin the search for more. I think this spell may work, but I will need to draw it in blood to find out. It’s a bit frustrating. I do not wish to do it unless I am sure that it will succeed.”
“Have you spoken with Artie and Fox to see if they can help you locate copies of the books you need?” He asked. She nodded.
“They are researching it. I did find some information on an obscure website that I shared with them. Fox promised to try and find out more about the site owner. If Draoithe could contact them, we may find something better.”
She sighed as he sat down next to her. She set her tea cup on the coffee table. Her slender hands stacked all her papers up and placed them inside a folder.
“I think I will put it away for awhile. If I come back to it later, maybe I will see it more clearly.” She looked up at him and smiled. Her full attention was focused on him. He set his coffee mug down on the table as well. Then he lost control.
She was beautiful, and she was so close. Peaches and honey scented air moved between them. He leaned down close to her face. He heard her breath catch as her lips parted. He was drawn into her. Her eyes closed in anticipation of the kiss. His lips touched hers. She groaned into the kiss.
He wanted to taste her, feel her. His tongue slipped into her mouth, and he deepened the kiss. Her hand found the back of his neck, and she pulled him down tighter into the kiss. She was kissing him back. Her tongue slid into his mouth gliding along his own. It was soft and delicate as it probed his mouth.
He put his arms around her and pulled her close. She molded her body to his. She was all soft curves against his hard angles. Her hair fell across his face as he kissed her long and deep. Strands of silk caressing his cheek. He was more alive than he had ever been. He was hard for her.
His right hand moved up her back and tangled in her silky black locks. Kallik wanted to hold her close like this always. He could not let her withdraw. The bear in him rumbled softly at the connection with his mate. She responded by stroking his neck as the kiss went on. She grasped at his arm. She did not want to let him go either.
Time stopped while the kiss lingered. Finally, he lifted his head and looked into her black eyes. She smiled as she caught her breath. His mate was beautiful. His bear wanted her. His usual self-control had been mauled by the animal nature.
She studied him for a moment and then grew still. She turned her thoughts inward. He could see her thinking. Mihaela frowned a bit. She looked sad, and the spell that had taken Kallik vanished. Mihaela pulled back away from him.
Kallik blinked. The one woman he wanted to be with was about to withdraw from him. She shifted her body further down the couch from him. He did not try to stop her. He was in the wrong. He had no right to kiss her. But it hurt the same as if she had refused him. He rumbled low at the anguish.
“I am sorry. I was not thinking. I didn’t mean to trap you into kissing me. My feelings must have gotten the better of me. I have never been attracted to another as I am to you. I know you seek your mate. Please forgive my indiscretion, don’t withdraw your friendship from me because I am weak. It will not happen again. I’m sorry.”
She whispered hoarsely, and then she fled the room and the house.
Kallik groaned and dropped his head into his hands. He had kissed her, and she felt guilty? She had apologized to him. He was beyond angry with himself. How could he be so careless?
She was a vampire. She had deliberately tried to seduce him once. It had nearly been successful. He wanted her. She was his mate.