Monthly Archives: July 2021

Love is the ultimate adventure

Please welcome Lyndi’s Adventurous Friend Kayelle Allen!!

Thank you for letting me hang out with your readers! I’m excited to have a re-release of Alitus, Tales of the Chosen. It’s book two in the series, and happily for readers, book one is permafree. Wulf is available on all retailers.

They say cheaters never win and winners never cheat. But when you’re addictive and no one must touch you, sometimes you have to break the rules.

Alitus – Tales of the Chosen

How is this ever going to work…

Ordered by the Empress to find out if the lover of a friend is having an affair, Alitus investigates. As Minister of Imperial Intelligence, Alitus has access to every camera and remote in the empire. Which is a problem, because Wulf’s affair is with Alitus.

As a Better, an enhanced human, Alitus can touch no one — his pheromones are addictive. Isolated and under scrutiny, he keeps his affair with Wulf secret, because Wulf belongs to another, a powerful man allied with the empress. When the man asks the empress to investigate, Wulf’s relationship with Alitus could be exposed. Complicating matters, the empress reveals her immortality, and requires Alitus to prove his loyalty. Her test throws him straight into Wulf’s arms, right in front of the empress and Wulf’s lover. Hiding what he and Wulf are to each other has taken discipline and denial.

Now, it will take a miracle…

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/alitus-chosen

Excerpt – Alitus

Wulf let himself into the apartment and double-locked the door. Although his tenant had brought in her own furniture, the layout remained the same, and he could find his way around blindfolded. He pulled off shoes and set them aside to protect the new carpet. He’d had it installed last week, which was the least he could do, considering he’d been the one who’d ruined it. Who knew body paint could do so much damage?

It was kind of her to let him use it when she was out of town. Where else could he go?

Emptying his pockets onto an antique table in the foyer, Wulf shrugged out of his jacket and headed for the bedroom. When he opened the door, the heady scent of peaches wafted to him. Candles lit the sumptuous bedroom, illuminating the warm, inviting colors. A woman’s room, soft, appealing, strong.

At the foot of the bed stood a serving cart draped with linen. A silver bucket of ice held an open bottle of his favorite black vodka, and to one side, a single martini glass with a white chocolate truffle inside. Bottle and glass in hand, Wulf followed a trail of petals from the ornate iron bed to the open bathroom door.

There, in a tub of bubbles, lounged his blond and beautiful lover. With a faint blush, Alitus rested his head against the tub. The bathwater’s steam rose around him.

The sight made Wulf’s breath catch. Damp and curling, tendrils of Alitus’s pale hair clung to his jaw and throat. He looked innocent, but the ocean-blue gaze was far from it.

Wulf fought the carnality threatening to overwhelm him. He almost broke the fragile glass stem. “It was so hard tonight, seeing you at the palace and having to pretend you weren’t the most important person in the room.”

“Same here.” Alitus gave him a lazy smile, and trailed a wet fingertip along the edge of the tub. “When you defended me, and then looked my way, I feared every person in the room would know we were lovers.”

Wulf – Tales of the Chosen

Luc protected Wulf from harm, but endangered his own son. Now, it’s beyond protection. It’s personal…

This book is permafree on all retailers. Grab Wulf and begin your journey…

Universal Link https://books2read.com/wulf-chosen

Alitus, Tales of the Chosen

Erotic Gay Science Fiction Romance

Alitus is addictive. He can touch no one. But how long can he deny his heart?

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Releasing Aug 20, 2021

Jawk, Tales of the Chosen

Erotic Gay Science Fiction Romance

Easy mission. All he has to do is seduce the most powerful and feared man in the Empire. And then betray him…

Universal Buy Link https://books2read.com/jawk-chosen

Ready for a binge read? Pick up Wulf for free, then get Alitus and pre-order Jawk. Your weekend just got hotter!

About Kayelle Allen

Meet Kayelle Allen, writer of immortal gamers and warriors who purr. She is the author of multiple books, novellas, and short stories. She’s also a US Navy veteran and has been married so long she’s tenured.
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Bread for a Viking table

Release date: June 30, 2021

Publisher: The Wild Rose Press

Genre: Historical Scottish Viking Paranormal Romance

Please welcome Lyndi’s Adventurous Friend Mary Morgan!

Hello Lyndi! I’m delighted to be on your blog today. Thank you for allowing me to share a wee bit about my new release, RORIK, The Wolves of Clan Sutherland, Book 2…

Bread for a Viking Table

I’m a research geek when it comes to writing my stories. I get giddy when I have to look up anything—from historical herbs, landscapes, naming a character, and food. During my research into Viking foods, I found out what they used as a leavening agent in their breads. I have shared my love of cookbooks with my readers, but I also have another valuable reference source for medieval recipes and techniques. YouTube videos!

Do you ever wonder how a medieval person made cheese? Or what about breads? How did one heal a broken leg? What about medieval weaponry (Sorry, I have a fascination with swords)? There are tons of books and internet sites, but a YouTube video is often times the best for me. I’m able to visualize the process, instead of merely reading about the history of a particular item.

It was customary for the Vikings to eat two meals per day—one in the morning and one in the evening. They ate with their fingers from flat wooden trenchers, or used wooden bowls for porridge, soups, and stews. The Vikings also used antlers and bones that were fashioned into spoons and forks.

A bit of trivia about the antlers they used: Since they didn’t have baking soda, baking powder, or yeast, they did have another leavening agent—reindeer antler salt. The oil is distilled from the antlers and from there salt was created.

This dense bread is an easy version of Viking bread. It’s delicious warm from the oven with butter and/or honey spread thickly over a slice. Or rip off a portion—Viking style.

Skål (Cheers)

Viking Bread

Ingredients

3 cups whole wheat flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

2 cups water

3/4 cup rolled oats

3 tablespoons rolled oats (to sprinkle on top)

Honey and butter

Instructions

Whisk all dry ingredients together and then add the water.

Stir everything with a wooden spoon until it comes partially together.

Knead the dough with damp hands.

Form the dough into a round disk (approximately 8 inches across). Place bread on baking stone or a greased baking sheet.


Lightly brush the top with water and sprinkle the reserved oats on the top. Put into a cold oven.

Turn on oven to 375 degrees and bake for 1 hour.

Cool slightly and then spread with butter and/or honey.

Book Trailer for RORIK: https://youtu.be/8SeTVgZP358

Blurb:

The Dark Seducer is known throughout Scotland as a man who charms many women into his bed. Pleasure is his motto as he obtains information for his king. Yet Rorik MacNeil harbors one secret buried beneath his heart of steel. An unfulfilled conquest plagues both man and his inner wolf, and Rorik would rather suffer death’s sharp blade than confront his greatest fear.

As the Seer for the Orkneyjar Isles, Ragna Maddadsson confronts an unknown destiny when she travels across the North Sea to Scotland. In her quest to deliver a message from a powerful vision, she fears the warrior will not listen. If Rorik ignores her warning, Ragna must find a way to forestall his impending death. If unsuccessful, she risks having her heart cleaved in two. 

To unravel their true fates, Rorik and Ragna must trust in the power of the wolf.

  

Buy Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093Y2FG9K/

Amazon CA: https://www.amazon.ca/Rorik-Wolves-Clan-Sutherland-Book-ebook/dp/B093Y2FG9K/

Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Rorik-Wolves-Clan-Sutherland-Book-ebook/dp/B093Y2FG9K/

Amazon: AU: https://www.amazon.com.au/Rorik-Wolves-Clan-Sutherland-Book-ebook/dp/B093Y2FG9K/

Barnes & Noble: https://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rorik-mary-morgan/1139405450

Apple Books: https://books.apple.com/us/book/rorik/id1566954806

Excerpt:

“Have you been eating the fresh berries in the meadow, Ragna?” asked the male voice behind her. The man rolled her name off his tongue, sending shivers down her back. She knew him well, often staring at him while she traveled into the nearby village of Kirkjuvágr.

Doing her best to compose herself, she wiped the palms of her hands down the front of her gown and turned around. “I have yet to find any. Why do you ask?”

Rorik stepped forth from the shadow of a tree. His smile came slowly as he approached her.

She tried to control the fierce beating of her heart as the man loomed over her with a dark and hungry gaze.

“Your lips are as red as the berries that grow in abundance in the meadow,” he stated softly.

“’Tis only an apple I have been eating.” Unable to move away, Ragna studied the man’s features—from his deep green eyes to the dimple hidden within the dark facial hair covering his chin. To suppress the urge of twining her fingers into his long ebony hair, she dug her fingers into her gown. She thought the warrior had to be chiseled from the Gods.

Rorik lifted his hand and gently pressed his thumb against her bottom lip. “Beauty.”

An ache grew within Ragna. His nearness made her weak and without breath. When his hand slipped around her waist, she collapsed into his embrace, placing her palms against his broad chest. “What are you doing?”

“I want to taste your lips, Ragna. I have thought of nothing else these long summer days.”

She tried to breathe, finding it difficult within his strong embrace. “Why me?” she blurted out on a gasp.

He lowered his head near her ear. “Why not you?”

About the Author:

Award-winning Celtic paranormal and fantasy romance author, Mary Morgan resides in Northern California with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.

 
Mary’s passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. Inspired by her love for history and ancient Celtic mythology, her tales are filled with powerful warriors, brave women, magic, and romance. It wasn’t until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling by writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.

If you enjoy history, tortured heroes, and a wee bit of magic, then time-travel within the pages of her books.

Connect with Mary at these places:

Website/Blog:  https://www.marymorganauthor.com/

Amazon Author:  http://www.amazon.com/Mary-Morgan/e/B00KPE3NWI/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/

Twitter:  http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor

Goodreads:  http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan

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BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/mary-morgan

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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mary-morgan-2634a77a/

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