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Thursday, March 22, 2012

18 & Over Book Blogger Hop

A big thank you to Laurie at Bitten by Paranormal Romance for organizing this super hop!

For this steamy occasion, I'm going to give you a sultry sample of the budding romance in my new epic fantasy romance release, Seeking a Scribe: Enchanted Bookstore Legend One.

Lyra McCauley is a writer and loves fantasy novels, but until she opens a selection from bookstore owner Cullen Drake, she has no idea he’s a wizard character who lives a double life inside that volume…or the story’s magic will compel her from the edge of depression to adventure, danger, and love. 

His gift to Lyra, the Book of Dragonspeir, was actually her copy, misplaced years ago. Lost in her pain following divorce and death, she fails to recognize him as her childhood playmate from the fantasyland. Friendship builds anew. Attraction sparks. But Lyra doubts whether a wizard is capable of love. She’s torn—should she protect her fragile heart or risk new love? 

Opening the book’s cover, she confronts a quest: save Dragonspeir from destruction by the Black Dragon before he utilizes power of August’s red moon to expand his strength and overthrow the opposing Imperial Dragon. Lyra accepts the challenge, fearing Cullen will perish if evil wins. Along with magical animal guides, Cullen helps her through many perils, but ultimately Lyra must use her own power…and time is running out.

Reviewers' Comments:
"5 stars--Cullen Drake, A Bookstore Owner And A Wizard From Dragonspier Had Been Sent By The Imperial Dragon To Seek Out A New Scribe Foretold To Write The Greatest Book Of His World's Existence And Found The Ten Year Old Lyra In A Hospital Fighting For Her Life. When She Read From The Dragonspier Book, He Had The Power To Transport Her To His World Where She Thrived, But He Lost Track Of Her For Twenty-Five Years. Now. Fate Had Had Brought The Young Girl He Remembered Loving And Waiting To Love Back Into His Life. She Had The Power To Fight The Black Dragon And Keep Evil From Taking Over His World, But Was She Strong Enough So All In His World Wouldn't Die?

Wow, Be Prepared For A Fantastic Story As Lyra Learns She Came From A Long Line Of Scribes And Learns So Much About Who She Is!!" ~Linda Bass 

“Fantastic Characters! Well written with relatable personalities and love-able attitudes. The Plot flowed well, and the pace was good. I found the writing style great, with well written out world settings. I loved the originality of this story. Lyra is the only one to defeat the black dragon and the story really draws you in, making you feel as it it is you who must complete this. You've gotta read this!
My Rating 5 stars!” ~Melissa, WereVamps Romance Reviews

"5 stars--The settings are as breathtaking in one reality as they are real in the other. Ms. Moore has a flair for description, you can practically feel the heat of the dragon's breath on your skin. She makes the leap between the two worlds seamlessly. Her characters transition in the blink of an eye and are as real as your next door neighbor...if your neighbor is a wizard! This author is one to watch." ~Lynn Marie

And now for that tempting excerpt:
Cullen reached in front of her, presenting a pewter cup. “Be assured, I will find a way to protect you.”
She gladly accepted and quenched her thirst. While he followed suit, Lyra stood and examined nearby flowers where the three fairies played.
They darted back and forth to Cullen, whispering in his ear.
He nodded and pointed in various directions.
Lyra couldn’t decide what he directed them to do.
One whorl of blossoms somehow noticed her presence and cast sprays of sparkles toward her. The vanilla scent wafted around her nose and drew her closer. Tempted, she reached her hand out to touch the flower, and fifty or so tiny clusters pulled closed before her fingers grazed their petals. When she withdrew, they reopened. If she leaned away, the whorl squirted its perfume far in her direction. Lyra laughed at its game.
“It seeks your attention,” Cullen chuckled. With a pocketknife he cut the elusive stem. The flower recoiled, clamping tight. He presented it to her. “Its behavior told me it belonged to you.”
“It isn’t much use now.”
“You are mistaken, my lady.” He grinned and gently took her hand. “Follow me.”
The sly look on his face piqued her interest. She followed him around a small stand of trees, their weeping branches heavy with sky blue blossoms. Within the secluded grove they stood facing each other.
He touched the clenched whorl on the back of her hand. To Lyra’s surprise, it opened and sprayed. The corners of his mouth drew into a wider grin as he trailed it along her bare shoulder, across the curve of her collar bone, causing her to shiver in delight. The flower obliged and scented her skin. He lifted strands of long, golden hair aside and continued, tickling the delicate skin along one side of her neck. Then, the tip of his tongue glided over the vanilla path.
She jumped slightly, moaned, and elongated her neck for him to caress. Her hands rested against his chest and traveled along the definitions of his firm muscles.
His tongue journeyed across her neck, jaw, and mouth. After a gentle brush, he parted her lips.
Lyra tasted the flower’s sweet vanilla from his kiss. In the next moment, she understood why he selected that blossom. A pleasant rush of electricity flooded her mind and heightened her senses. The feeling of his mouth on hers caused her entire body to tingle wildly.

Purchase at Amazon for only 99 cents! 

CONTEST: Use the Rafflecopter widget below. Up to four chances to win! Thanks lots for participating! For some odd reason, the Rafflecopter shows up on the url for this post, but not on the main blog url. If you are having difficulty viewing the contest form, click on this link to access just this one post:

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Marsha A. Moore is a writer of fantasy romance. The magic of art and nature spark life into her writing. The first of her epic fantasy romance series, ENCHANTED BOOKSTORE LEGENDS, is now available--SEEKING A SCRIBE. She has also authored the Ciel's Legacy series, fantasy romance with fast action mermaid/pirate storylines: TEARS ON A TRANQUIL LAKE and TORTUGA TREASURE.  For a FREE ebook download, read her historic fantasy, LE CIRQUE DE MAGIE, available at Amazon and Smashwords.


Rosalie Skinner said...

Another great excerpt Marsha... I couldn't find the Rafflecopter widget. Still.. great to learn more about 'Seeking a Scribe'. You had me hooked from the title.

miki said...

I love the excerpt. thanks you for this opportunity to win

all the best

Marsha A. Moore said...

Rosalie--I wonder if you need Java or other software to see Rafflecopter. It shows to me and others have signed up on the widget.

Miki--Thanks! Glad you liked it.

Gwen LTP said...

Thanks for the giveaway - love this cover!

Marsha A. Moore said...

Gwen--Thanks! I'm very proud of the artwork since I did it myself. :-)

Kimberly, Bakin' Goddess said...

Just as Rosalie said, I couldn't find the Rafflecopter form but I love the precipice of the book and all your Magical Monday posts! Going right now to follow your blog.

Blazesandbubbles AT gmail DOT com

Marsha A. Moore said...

Rafflecopter mystery solved! The widget appears on the page url, but not the main blog url. If you have not found the Rafflecopter widget to sign up for the contest, use this url (I also added it to the post with directions.)

I can't explain why the html for Rafflecopter is so sensitive.

Susan W. said...

Love the excerpt! Thanks for the giveaway!

Lori Z. said...

Nice excerpt. I'm putting this book on my wish list.

Thanks for joining the blog hop.


Tina B said...

Congrats on your new release, Marsha! It sounds like a great read. :) Thank you for the opportunity to read it!

Sherry said...

Great excerpt and cover. Thanks for the giveaway.

Eva's Flowers said...

Awesome excerpt, thanks for sharing and for being part of such a great Hop!


bn100 said...

I enjoyed the excerpt. The book sounds very good.

Krysykat said...

Great excerpt, thanks for the chance to win :)

Shadow said...

Thank you for sharing and for the giveaway!

Marsha A. Moore said...

The winner is...Lori Z! Congrats to Lori!

Thank you all for participating!

If you get a chance to read Seeking a Scribe, drop me a note to let me know what you thought! I'm having such a great time writing this series, I'm thrilled to be able to share it.

Tina B said...

Congrats, Lori!