Hello and welcome to Weekend Writing Warriors Blog Hop. I missed last week because I was in Seattle channeling my fae self at Mythic Worlds, a delightful playground for authors, artists, wisdom workers and anyone who likes to dress up. I highly recommended it, but I did have time to feel sad Sunday morning that I was missing all the fabulous fiction on WWW.
This week I’m celebrating the release of Blood of Salar this Tuesday, March 3. I’ve posted a few snippets from the beginning of Blood here and here, so I decided a pull a scene from farther along in the story. Jamil’s devotion to M’lan is challenged when the monk’s powers grow and spiral out of control. Jamil finds himself in a fight for not only his life, but M’lan’s as well.
“M’lan,” Jamil whispered hoarsely. “I’m not your enemy.”
“Come to me,” M’lan said, the metallic ring in his voice echoing against the cavern’s walls.
Despite the pain, Jamil willed himself to crawl upward until he could stretch out on M’lan again. Everywhere they touched, searing cold bit and tore into Jamil’s skin. M’lan’s fingers inched downward until they held Jamil’s biceps. Jamil’s muscles trembled, and sweat dripped from him as he resisted the serpent’s energy.
“You’re in my way, Major,” M’lan said.
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?