This week on My Sexy Saturday, we’re exploring the theme “My Sexy Addiction”, with these lines from the song “Addicted to Love” for inspiration ~ Might as well face it, you’re addicted to love. Doesn’t that apply to all of us who love romance? It certainly applies to the main characters in my new m/m fantasy novel, Blood of Salar (release date March 3). In the case of this fantasy world, their love for each other is not only entrancing, consuming and dangerous, but it is necessary for their survival. My sexy seven is from a scene where they finally begin to accept this truth.
“You are my anchor in this sea of magic,” M’lan said.
“So it appears.” Jamil sat up, straightened his clothing, and looked around for M’lan’s. “Maybe that’s what the mages of old were missing.”
“Love?” M’lan whispered. He appeared so fascinated by this theory, eyes wide, that Jamil’s heart clenched.
“Someone to put them in their place,” he said gruffly.
M’lan got up on his knees, took Jamil’s face in his hands, and kissed him—a deep, warm kiss rough with the force of ownership. He pulled back.
“You must never leave me,” he commanded.
Again, Jamil thought of his dream, of the imprisonment he feared. But this, this bondage he could endure. Gladly.
Here’s the blurb for Blood of Salar, Release date March 3:
M’lan, headmaster of the order of Ka’alar and Jamil Jarka, king’s assassin, find their impossible love challenged to the utmost as a rebellion sweeps them apart, sending Jamil on a dangerous mission to assassinate the rebel leader, General Charvat. Unknown to anyone, Charvat is on his way to the temple to exploit the headmaster’s magical abilities.
When the rebel army arrives, M’lan is thrust into a struggle against political and sexual dominance as Charvat attempts to break his resistance. Violence and death mount, awakening within M’lan both the powers of destruction and the desire for revenge.
On the trail of his prey, Jamil begins to question his devotion to M’lan as his once innocent lover transforms into a mage and invades the assassin’s thoughts and dreams. The closer Jamil draws to M’lan, the more he puts his life and his very soul at risk. Jamil soon realizes that his lover might prove to be more deadly than the man he was sent to kill.
A final confrontation between assassin and monk might destroy them both, but Jamil is relentless in his determination to rescue M’lan, knowing that only his love can master the mage.
- Author:Alexis Duran
- Series:Masters and Mages
- Genre:LGBTTQ, Fantasy & Paranormal
- Cover Artist:Fiona Jayde
- Prev Book:Masters and Mages 1: Touch of Salar
- Available for pre-order at Loose Id
FYI, I’m participating in the Cold Nights…Hot Reads Blog Hop. There are a bunch of chances to win cool giveaways, including the grand prize of $125 Gift Card! I’m giving away a copy of the first book in the Masters and Mages series, Touch of Salar. Check it out, warm up your tootsies by the heat of some steamy reads, and win stuff. What’s not to like?