It is my privilege today to share with you writing from an associate, a wonderfully lovely lady Madison Granger. Madison is debuting with Eclectic Bard Books in 2016. She has given me the honors of sharing her cover reveal for Phoenix Rising.
Phoenix Rising– blurb:
Torie Masters is a curvy, middle-aged, divorcee with a normal job and family life. Her penchant for paranormal romances leaves her longing for the day she will meet the man who will sweep her off of her feet. She’s been dreaming a long time.
Quinn McGrath is Liege Lord to a centuries old clan of shapeshifters known as The Kindred. All have been promised a destined mate by the Goddess. He has all but given up finding his.
Sparks fly when Quinn meets Torie. Could his ‘Promised Soul’ finally be real? The eternal mates might not stand a chance as man and nature work against them. From assassination attempts to a devastating hurricane, their future is put to the test across the globe. Is their bond strong enough to see them through to forever?
Buy Links: Will be available April 2016
Here’s a brief excerpt. This is unedited, but I think you’ll get a good idea of Ms. Granger’s style.
Gazing up into blue eyes filled with emotion, she reached up to caress the nape of his neck, pulling him closer for a kiss. She tentatively pressed her lips to his. Quinn sat quietly, letting her take the lead. Emboldened, she increased the pressure, sliding her tongue into his mouth. With a groan he tightened his hold on her. Returning her kisses, their tongues danced back and forth. His large hands roamed up and down her sides, cupping her breasts.
Breathing heavily, he growled huskily, “Mo cridhe, tell me you want me. For the love of all the gods, tell me.” His eyes darkened to the color of teal. Passion overtaking the warrior, he trembled with need for this captivating woman that could enflame his most ardent desires.
She could feel the hardness of him as he pulled her into his lap. Torie sat up, straddling him. She sensually ran her tongue along his bottom lip, nipping gently until he groaned against her mouth. She kissed Quinn deeply, demanding, her tongue savoring his very essence. Grinding her body against him seductively, wantonly, her clothing barring her from what she truly wanted. She wanted to feel his body against hers, wanted to know the pleasure of being skin to skin.
Quinn kissed her on her eyelids, her mouth, the side of her neck, lowering his mouth to her breasts. He cupped her, squeezing gently, kissing her through the fabric of her shirt.
“I need you, Torie. I love you so much, please say yes.”
With a throaty moan, she whispered, “Yes, Quinn. Make love to me. Make me yours.”
No other words were needed. He picked her up, striding to the bedroom. Putting her down gently, he stood before her, cupping her face, raining gentle kisses everywhere his lips could find soft flesh. Slowly, he removed her shirt and unclasped her bra, letting her breasts free. He replaced the cups with his hands, squeezing, gently pinching her nipples, lowering his head to suckle one breast, then the other. Torie threw her head back and moaned from the sheer pleasure of it all. She didn’t know what the future held, but as long as it held Quinn she was going to be there.
As he continued his gentle ministrations on her breasts, he reached down and unzipped her jeans, sliding them down. When they got to her knees, he sat her down on the edge of the bed and removed her shoes, jeans and panties. Picking her up, he pulled the covers back on the bed and laid her down gently.
“Not fair,” she complained in a sultry voice. “You’re still partially dressed.”
“Not for long,” slipping his pants off once more. This time when he turned to her he was fully aroused. And that part of him was as impressive as the rest of him. His erection stood out proudly, demanding attention.
She had always been self-conscious about her own body’s imperfections, now she had doubts flooding her mind. He was truly a beautiful man, what could he possibly see in her? Would she disappoint him? She grabbed the corner of the duvet as if to cover herself, but Quinn, always attuned to her wants and feelings, stopped her.
“No, leannan, do not cover yourself. You are beautiful, every delectable inch of you. Let me feast my eyes and my mouth on you. Let me make love to you and show you how desirable you are to me.”
He lay down next to her on the bed, taking her in his arms. Quinn kissed her face and her lips with a passion unbridled. His hands were everywhere, leaving trails of flames across her body. She moaned into his mouth, running her hands up and down his strong arms, gently raking him with her nails. His kisses started going lower, over her breasts once again, down her rib cage and around her navel. Licking and laving her until she was squirming with need.
“Quinn, please, I want you.” she gasped.
“Not yet, a luaidh, not yet… I am just getting started.”
With a groan, Torie thought she just might explode.
Are you ready for the cover reveal?
Madison Granger is a free spirited late bloomer that stubbornly believes dreams can come true, never giving up and you’re never too old to try new things.
At age 30, she got her first horse and went on to become a three time National Champion in the show ring.
While having a love for books all of her life, Madison had never tried her hand at writing. After having a story in her head for 3 years and with the encouragement of two dear friends, she wrote her first book, and is on her way to creating a series for her beloved Kindred warriors.
Madison lives in southern Louisiana, sharing her home with her daughter, son-in-law and precocious granddaughter. She was also adopted years ago by a Himalayan cat that insists on being fed regularly.
Madison works full time as a legal receptionist, but manages to find time to write. When not working or writing, Madison enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.
Coming Soon: MadisonGranger.com
Her release date will be April 6, 2016. Be sure to follow her and catch any new information!
Thank you Madison for allowing me to share this on Quotidiandose!
Write on my friends, write on!