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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Drinking and Winning Give Away Hop

It's a Blog Hop month for me. I hope you have enjoyed all of the Blog Hops so far, I sure have had fun being apart of them and meeting all of you wonderful readers and for those who chose to follow me I want to thank you big time. I'm tickled you like my blog enough to keep tabs on what's up with me.
I will be giving away a PDF copy of Beloved Wizard: Knights of Excalibur One. Just leave me a comment to enter. I like to keep it as easy as possible with so many wonderful authors for you to visit. Oh, before I forget, my drink to sip while reading this novella is called The Avalon. Kind a fitting don't you think?

Arthur and his Knights are back and ready to kick ass!
Merci Tramaine is not happy to be called back into service by her old boss Arthur, especially when she is charged to find her missing ex lover. Drake Monroe is Merlin reincarnated, with his powers bound by the Goddess Nimue he has become a skilled fighter, but no match for Nimue who kidnapped him determined to destroy him forever.
The bloodline of Morgan Le Fey taints Merci keeping her on the edge between light and dark, the Goddess’s wicked trap springs shut leaving both Drake and Merci racing against the clock. Passions ignite once again, but are they too late to plan a future or will they be torn from each other?
This time for eternity.

Suck it up. He dumped you, remember? Yeah, she remembered he broke it off without a backward glance. Leaving her bleeding inside, leaving a hole in her that beat a constant reminder, no matter how far she ran, how hard she tried to escape the pain. Weak, that’s what she was and she hated herself for it.

She kept him in her peripherals, quelling her relief when he rose unsteadily to his feet, not giving Nimue any warning of Drake’s unsteady progress, his closing the distance between them. If he could move, he could fight. She had to come up with something to keep Nimue distracted and she knew the best way to accomplish this would be to feed her ego.

Have to keep her talking, she chanted to herself. “Well, you see that’s the problem, Blondie. I have no wish to be the next greatest anything. I like me just the way I am. I mind my own business and no one gets into my shit. Nice, quiet and uncomplicated.”

Color rose on Nimue’s fair complexion. She’d just crossed the line, but couldn’t seem to care, even if the goddess could squash her like a bug. The only thing that mattered to her was Drake’s tall form moving ever closer toward them.

Merci’s focus on Drake’s approach slipped to full on attentiveness for a split second. In the next, Nimue grabbed her upper arm in a punishing grip, whirled her around to face Drake. Nimue flung her hand out and Drake flew back like a puppet on a string, crashing into the far wall of the warehouse with a sickening flesh-meet-cinderblock thud. He lay crumpled amidst the debris like a puppet with its strings cut.

Something snapped within Merci. Her blood scalded her veins. The taste of ash filled the back of her throat. Rage, cold and biting, filled her, coloring her vision in a red haze. Drawing energy from the earth, she channeled it up through her body, willing it to form. Her hands glowed, magic as hot as a stream of lava engulfed her. Her skin stung like the bite of a thousand fire ants as a small burst of electricity arched over her arms, snapping with pent up energy. The stench of ozone, hanging like a heavy cloud in the still air, filled the area. The force arched into Nimue, dropped her to the floor. Merci offered a feral smile while Nimue wreathed in pain against her magic. She bent down close enough for Nimue to hear her. “Since you don’t know me, I will explain this to you. You don’t fuck with what is mine. Drake, is mine.”

The Avalon:
- 3 parts vodka
- 1 part banana liquer (pisang ambon)
- 6 parts  apple juice
- 1 1/2 parts lemon juice
- 1 1/2 parts lemonaide


  1. Hey!! I'll have one of those!! :) Great excerpt!

  2. Yummy! I'll have the man and the drink. Sounds great! Thanks for the post. :)

    divajefferson at yahoo dot com

    -Diva J.

  3. Thanks for keeping the entry simple! I've been wanting to read one of your books.

  4. Drinks sounds good, but the book sounds even better.
    Thanks for the chance to win it.

    koonie2888 at yahoo dot com

  5. Blog Hopping! Woohoo!

    What a great way to discover new authors/blogs and visit with old friends. Everybody wins this way! LOL

    I'm copying all the drink recipes to try later. LOL

    Thanks for being part of the hop and for the chance to win such a fantastic prize! <^_^>


  6. Thanks for the chance to win this book.

  7. Ooh, sounds like a good book! Thanks for the giveaway!


  8. I like the book, i am intrigue this one because the title and cover book. Must have it. I don''t drink any when read, maybe a sip coffe, but usually i forget about drink.

  9. Love the excerpt! Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway.

  10. Sounds like a good book. Thanks for the giveaway.
    sstrode at scrtc dot com

  11. Love the cover! Sounds like my kind of novella! Thank you for the giveaway.

  12. Thanks for the chance to win this book. Great excerpt.

    Joanne B

  13. Ooh, vodka is my drink and I love banana too! I will definitely have to try this out! thanks so much for your giveaway!
    Lmackesy at gmail dot com

  14. Great excerpt! The book sounds very good. Thanks for the giveaway.


  15. Sounds yummy!! The excerpt was awesome too! I need to keep reading!
    bournmelissa AT hotmail DOT com

  16. I loved both the excerpt and the recipe which I'll try very soon.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  17. You had me briefly until you mentioned banana liquor, but the rest sounds like a good drink. Thanks for participating.

  18. Great excerpt. Thanks for the chance.

  19. Wow that was fantastic I have to read this book I love the excerpt and that cover is gorgeous.

  20. Thanks for the excerpt. I love following your blog through Facebook and email.

  21. Your book sounds great! That drink sounds yummy too! Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

  22. I need to try the Avalon. It sounds so yummy! And your story sounds awesome! Great blurb. I love Excalibur stories! I have added it to my TBR! Thank you for the giveaway and participating in the HOP. :)

    trb0917 at gmail dot com

  23. I love all the new drink recipes I am getting :) Thanks for the chance to win.