<— FANTASY ROMANCE LOVERS… REJOICE!! THE SERIES FINALE IS LIVE! Yet another brand new installment in her latest Fantasy Romance series (they must be read in order for full effect – and this is the series finale, so if you’ve been waiting to devour the entire series in a row, it’s READY!!! 😀 !!!), and she is celebrating by sponsoring today’s newsletter, giving us a peek behind her inspiration, and excerpt & giving away a signed copy of The Revelation of Light and Dark (Chronicles of the Stone Veil Book 1) right here!
Let’s start off with a special note from Sawyer to us:
The Chronicles of the Stone Veil is a series that I’ve wanted to write for years. The first books I ever published were in the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genres, and I’ve wanted to return there ever since. When I sat down to plot this series, it was my assistant and I in my dining room, surrounded by easels of sticky poster sheets, deciding how to lay out the series. Let me tell you…I forgot just how much work paranormal can be!
Titles, names, powers, where to set the story, the time period, heroes, villains—the list just goes on and on. It took us the better part of a week, sitting in my dining room, ordering DoorDash and just…plotting. Planning. Scrapping and starting over. And it was 100% worth it.
This series evolved as I wrote, and it is one of my favorite stories to date. The love between Finley and Carrick is just so…monumental. I can’t describe it without giving too much away, but man. You’ve never experienced a love quite like theirs. And their friends and allies made it a true ensemble cast. You can’t help but root for all of them and feel betrayed when someone you think is a friend turns out to be foe.
This story is complete with the release of The Rise of Fortune and Fury, and I hope readers who may not have ever tried this genre will give this story a chance. I promise to deliver an HEA that will make your romantic hearts swoon!
And now… an excerpt:
“Ready to try to contact Zora?” Boral asks.
As decided, we’re going to try to make things easier by seeing if Zora will agree to a meeting before we go searching for her.
I nod and take a deep breath. Boral, Carrick, and Maddox face me, expressions guarded. I let the air out and prepare to close my eyes, but movement behind my companions startles me.
My eyes flare wide as a huge Dark Fae stands there, dressed head to toe in forest green leather and sporting massive wings folded behind his back but which I can see the rounded crests over his shoulders. The feathers are inky black and so glossy, they shimmer with a bluish color. I quickly duck my head so the hood shadows most of my face.
Boral, Carrick, and Maddox, reading my facial expression, immediately wheel around with their weapons drawn to face what surprised me.
The Dark Fae doesn’t even twitch but merely crosses his arms over his chest and plants his legs wide. He’s between us and the entrance to the city, and his message is clear.
We’re not going in.
“Who are you?” Carrick demands of the fae, but honestly… I only have half an ear on him. I’m fascinated with the fae’s wings. I thought they had all been stripped when they were tossed from Heaven.
I’m also fascinated by how uncannily gorgeous this winged man is. He’s got dark blond hair that’s cut extremely short to his scalp all the way around and has the perfect amount of facial scruff to make him look roguish. His blue eyes are dark as denim, yet seem cold as ice. While his entire body is covered in leather, I can tell by the bulges here and there that he’s incredibly muscular and from the way he stands facing off with two demi-gods and another Dark Fae, that he’s confident in his abilities.
“My name is Amell,” the Dark Fae answers in a deep, mellow voice that has just a hint of gravel to it, making him sound sexy and dangerous at the same time.
Enough, Finley, I scream internally. Quit drooling over the evil Underworlder.
“I am the ruler here,” he continues, arms still crossed over his chest. “You didn’t possibly think you could come through the veil and not be noticed?”
Amell leans slightly over to look past Carrick and lock eyes with me. “Especially bringing a human with you.”
“We had hoped we wouldn’t be noticed,” Maddox quips, giving Amell a wink.
His message is clear. He’s not intimidated in the slightest by a Dark Fae, even if he is the ruler here.
“I assume you are ruler in your queen’s absence,” Carrick says to Amell, and that catches the fae by surprise. Carrick seizes on it. “Yes, we know Kymaris is in the Earth realm.”
“And what do you hope to gain by coming here?” Amell asks defensively, his arms now uncrossing and hanging loosely to his side, where he has a huge sword attached to his hip. He refuses to answer Carrick’s assumption he’s covering for Kymaris while she’s off conquering our realm.
Carrick and Maddox exchange a glance. It’s a hesitation that tells me they can’t quite decide if they want to be upfront or take the Dark Fae out.
They could easily do it between them, but would that bring more?
Do others know we were here already?
Boral instinctively inches closer to me, and the tension emanating from Carrick and Maddox is palpable.
Without much thought to what the consequences might be, I step forward, twisting slightly to move past Boral and push my way in between Carrick and Maddox. The men don’t try to pull me back, but both put their hands near their weapons.
Tipping my head back to look at the Dark Fae, I lift my hands and pull my hoodie back to reveal myself. “I’m here to find my sister, Zora. Perhaps you know where she is?”
Amell’s face goes almost paper white as he takes me in. His eyes move over me, focusing on my eyes for a moment before he reaches out to touch a lock of my hair.
Carrick emits a low growl that stops Amell’s hand from moving any closer, and it falls back down to his side.
“Red,” Amell murmurs in amazement. “Yours is red, and hers is white.”
“You know Zora?” I exclaim with excitement. “Can you take me to her?”
Now for the giveaway!
The author is giving away a signed hard cover copy of The Revelation of Light and Dark (Chronicles of the Stone Veil Book 1)
How to enter for a chance to win it?
Just leave a comment below, and by 10pm EST, Sunday May 9th, 2021, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
The winner will be contacted and will have 48hrs to respond confirming their mailing address, so if you are picked, do not delay or you will lose your chance. The signed book will be sent to the winner by the author.
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