Ahhhhhh WE LOVE mermaids!!!! So many of us wanted to be mermaids (or at least pretend we are when life gets overwhelming), and mermaids are near and dear to my heart. In fact, my friend R sent me a GORGEOUS knitted mermaid tail recently (SO cozy… it’s like a blanket… but it’s a full-on tail!!) but they’re special to me, also because of where I live.
Not only do we have the Weeki Wachee Springs State Park here (with the daily, “real-life mermaid” shows – in fact, even Paris Hilton trained to be a mermaid there, for her reality show way back when), but we ALSO have manatees here, which is suspected to be what Christopher Columbus and his men were seeing, and thinking were mermaids. *ahem* *blink blink*. 😉
So it is my absolute pleasure to present to you author D.B. Sieders (this week’s newsletter sponsor!!) and her gorgeous paranormal series. In fact, she’s sent over a FIVE FUN FACTS about it! P.S. You can get the whole series, bundled at an
AMAZING price!! ➔ The Southern Elemental Guardians Complete Series Bundle
Five Fun Facts About The Southern Elemental Guardians Series
2.) These ain’t your childhood fairytales. You won’t find overly simple magical kisses or healing…encounters that miraculously erase their problems. These characters work hard for their HEAs!
3.) European mermaid lore, Native American legends, and Deities from the African Diaspora are the basis for these stories. Mixes them with the modern world of the American South, and let the magic come alive…and the magic comes alive in these stories!
4.) A giant talking Catfish and a snarky Sylph Prince steal every scene in which they appear. The Sylph started out as a subplot in Book 1 and talked me into giving him his own story in Book 3. Catfish Jack’s story will be coming soon. That’s right. Bruce and Catfish Jack were so persuasive that I’ve had to write a book for each of them!
5.) Right now, you can get the entire series, 4 full-length novels and 2 novellas, in an eBook box set for only $3.99! Binge away while I write the next two novels in the series, scheduled for release in 2019!
Southern Elemental Guardians Six Book Paranormal Romance Bundle *** A deal of mythic proportions! ***
“A brilliantly clever series with a unique blend of Southern humor and mythology” from award-winning author D.B. Sieders. Southern Elemental Guardians has everything you love in a paranormal romance series: incredible world-building, a fresh and modern take on myth and legend, characters that leap off the page with humor and heart, and red hot, steamy romance!
Follow the Southern Elemental Guardians as they meet and fall in love with humans, half-breeds, demigods and more. Thrilling adventures set in fantastical worlds hidden in the nooks and crannies of our reality, our heroes and heroines face extraordinary circumstances to find out what they’re made of while finding true love along the way”
- Making Waves: A Southern Elemental Guardians Novella (0.5)
- Lorelei’s Lyric (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1)
- Crosscurrents (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 2)
- Three Wishes: A Southern Elemental Guardians Novella 2.5
- Firestorm (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 3)
- River Spell (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 4)
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NOW FOR THE GIVEAWAY 😀 !!
The author is giving away:
- A mermaid necklace and matching earrings, Espionage mermaid nail kit, signed paperback copy of Lorelei’s Lyric (Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1)
How to enter for a chance to win it? Just leave a comment below (or better yet, tell us about your favorite shifter – either a specific character, or the shifters that you love to read about most) and by 10pm EST, Sunday March 10th 2019, I will randomly select one lucky commenter as the winner.
Also, while not necessary to enter, it would be awesome if you’d share this giveaway on Twitter or Instagram, or Facebook.
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 prize will be sent to the winner directly by the author.
Giveaway open to the US!!!
Text Excerpt from Lorelei’s Lyric, Southern Elemental Guardians Book 1
Ignoring his bandmate, the man, presumably Vance, slung his guitar strap over a broad shoulder, nodded to the drummer, and then played a series of powerful chords that kick started the band into what promised to be a fast-paced rock-and-roll ride straight to ecstasy. Lorelei grabbed Ilsa’s hand and squeezed it in gratitude. They’d sampled jazz, blues, and a fair bit of rockabilly country on their travels, but the music filling her ears and quickening her pulse—this was pure rock.
Then the man in black started to sing.
His powerful voice reached out through the microphone and wrapped her body in a commanding grip she felt all the way to her toes. His rugged, masculine features alive with passion, he sang with a tightly leashed fury that held the audience in a state of awe. And the way he played? His guitar strokes seemed to trail over her skin.
“Wow!” Ilsa shouted over the music.
Lorelei, still captivated by the man and his music, could only manage a small nod in response.
“Hello? Lorelei? Better close your mouth before you start drooling.”
“He’s amazing! He could be part Nix!”
“Well he sure seems to have cast a siren spell on you! You can thank me later when you’re done gawking.”
That may take a while, ‘cause I think I could stare at him all night.
The band transitioned seamlessly from fast and furious to a slower, more sensual ballad that showcased the lead singer’s sexy voice and sexier stage presence.
There’s this place I go
When I’m feeling low
And the world’s closing in around me
The place where we first met,
Oh, just one sweet sunset
And I can breathe so free and easy
When she managed to tear her gaze away from him and glance around the room, she realized she wasn’t the only one affected. Almost every woman looked on with admiration, hunger, or outright lust. The men in the audience didn’t seem to mind, since the music also made their ladies sway, shimmy, and gyrate to the seductive beat while they got to enjoy the view. Plus, they were all enraptured by the music.
It was pure magic.
She turned her focus back to Vance. He’d slowed his movements to match the pace of the music, which allowed her to get a really good look at him. Like the lead guitarist, his arms were well-muscled. His strong left hand held the guitar’s neck in a powerful grip while the long fingers of his right stroked and caressed the strings. The tight black shirt he wore, now damp with sweat, accentuated a muscular chest and torso that tapered down to a trim waist. In truth, he looked a bit too thin, but that only added to the hungry and impassioned look that made his performance all the more compelling. A mop of jet-black hair framed his handsome face. Looks, charisma, and that amazing voice—the man had it all. And his words resonated with the deep longing within her.
The road’s been long and lonely
I yearn to rest my weary head
The only peace I’ll find,
Outside a box of pine
Is where we once shared a bed
The bittersweet twinge of envy she always felt in the presence of human musicians tugged at her just then. Mortal man Vance, you don’t know how lucky you are. Your songs are a gift of pure pleasure and joy. Like all her Nixie kin, Lorelei possessed a stunning voice. She loved singing more than anything else in the world. She knew and could sing thousands upon thousands of songs in at least two-dozen languages.
And if she sang any of them long enough, someone would die.
“Wanna stay for the rest of the show? I’ll just bet we could wrangle an invitation backstage if we work our way up front and center.”
Ilsa laughed. “I asked if you want to hang around and see about hooking up with Mr. Tall-Dark-and-Musical.”
Probably not a good idea. This guy could definitely get me in trouble. “Nah, that’s okay. How about we hit the Wildhorse next and see if we can snag a couple of cute dance partners?”
“You sure? He’s checking you out.”
She looked back toward the stage and locked her gaze with Vance’s. For all the joy and passion he poured into his performance, the look in his eyes was…haunted. That soul-deep longing she’d heard in his first song shone through his blazing green eyes, calling to her and begging her to make it right.
Oh, this is home to me,
And you’re the only thing I see
You may be long gone
But I still feel you there
Ever young and strong
And I’ll find a way to go on and on
In the love we used to share
This is home.
While she still had the will to walk away, Lorelei tore her eyes away from him and turned back to Ilsa. “I’m sure. It’s definitely time to go.”