Phoenix Rising Is Live!

I am very happy to announce that another of my Eclectic Bard Family has a book released! Congratulations Madison Granger!  This paranormal romance  is available now on Amazon!

Phoenix Rising cover

Phoenix Rising cover


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?



Gazing up into blue eyes that darkened to teal as they smoldered 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 and returned her kisses. Their tongues danced back and forth. His large hands roamed up and down her sides, moving to cup 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 with passion and he trembled with need.

She could feel the hardness of him as she moved 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 him deeply, demanding, her tongue savoring his very essence. Grinding her body against him seductively, wantonly, her clothing barred her from what she desired. She wanted to feel his body against hers, to know the pleasure of being skin to skin.

Quinn kissed her on her eyelids, her mouth, and the side of her neck, before 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.”

She whispered through a throaty moan, “Yes, Quinn. Make love to me. Make me yours.”

No other words were needed. He picked her up, strode to the bedroom and put 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, setting her breasts free. He replaced the cups with his hands, squeezing, gently pinching her nipples, then lowering his head to suckle one breast, then the other. Torie threw her head back and moaned from sheer pleasure. 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 oral ministrations of 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 and laid her down gently.

“Not fair,” she complained in a sultry voice. “You’re still partially dressed.”

“Not for long,” he retorted, slipping his pants off once more. This time when he turned to her, he was fully aroused. That part of him was as impressive as the rest. His erection stood out proudly, demanding attention.

She had always been self-conscious about her own imperfections. Seeing him, doubts flooded 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, 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 laid down next to her on the bed, taking her in his arms. He kissed her face and her lips with a passion unbridled. His hands went everywhere, leaving trails of flames across her body. She moaned into his mouth, and ran her hands up and down his strong arms, gently raking them with her nails. His lips moved lower, over her breasts, down her rib cage, and around her navel. He licked and laved her until she was squirming with need.

“Quinn, please, I want you,” she gasped.

“Not yet, mo runag, not yet… I am just getting started.”

With a groan, Torie thought she just might explode.


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Phoenix Rising 

Author Madison Granger

Author Madison Granger

Author Bio:

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 other than an occasional article for a horse magazine or a personal blog on MySpace. After having a story in her head for over three years, in the later part of her life, she has written her first book.  She is now well on her way to creating a series for her beloved Kindred warriors.

Madison lives in southern Louisiana. Working full time as a legal receptionist, she still manages to find time to write. When not working or writing, Madison enjoys reading and spending time with friends and family.

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It’s always a joy to share  my author friends’ work!  I hope you enjoy this delightful tale!

Write on my friends, write on.




A to Z Challenge – D



D- Driving

It seems that I spend a lot of time on the road driving. Aside from daily trips,  there are the long hauls down the Interstate to where my daughter is attending college.

Dancing dolls

Dancing dolls

D- Dancing

Both of my girls were in dance, but there isn’t any recital picture or  group picture that warms my heart like this one. My little doll dancing at my niece’s wedding in her flower girl dress. Precious memories!

recital picture or  group picture that warms my heart like this one. My little doll dancing at my niece’s wedding in her flower girl dress. Precious memories!




D- Dog

My faithful buddy, companion, and gorgeous girl Ginger! She’s like me,  showing her age now.  She’s starting to get grey on her muzzle and moves slower than she used to.

What delightful D words come to your mind?

Write on my friends, write on!