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Guardian of the Deep is the G in A-Z

Thanks, CHRYS N. JAY!

Fellow author Chrys N. Jay performs marvels this month with the A-Z blog challenge. I blog only 2-3 times per week— can you imagine producing a post every day? Kudos to her! I am so in awe of her commitment and dedication to this blog project. My paranormal fantasy romance Guardian of the Deep is featured there as the G of A-Z. I am pleased to share Sam and Layla’s love story with you. If you are intrigued by the idea of a succubus and dark guardian falling in love, pop over to the site of CHRYS N. JAY!

Meanwhile, Marigold minds the house here. 

Cheers & Happy Reading!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic in Romance

 

 

Tuesday Tales: Demoness Dreams 10-7-2014 by Flossie Benton Rogers

Tuesday Tales is a weekly blog featuring diverse authors who post excerpts from their WIPs based on word and picture prompts. Today’s word prompt is short. This week we switch to a work in progress entitled Demoness Dreams. Please visit the other fabulous authors at Tuesday Tales.

Tossing down her satchel, Neva sank cross legged to the ground. Bending forward, she threaded her fingers through a lush patch of purple wildflowers sprouting through the carpet of pine needles. The short, slender stalks were soft and warm from the late afternoon sun. Ooh, what tiny blossoms but ornately formed, and so perfect.

A bird’s stuttered caw drew her attention. Her gaze traveled up to the panorama of tall pines dancing beneath a pristine sky. She lifted her arms to the heavens and drew in a deep breath, the glorious view and crisp woodsy fragrance swelling her heart. Though she loved scented candles, nothing manufactured could stimulate the senses like the out of doors. All of the senses. If she could capture on canvas a fraction of the feeling she had right now, she’d die happy.

Some people considered nature merciless and cruel, but to her it was soul soothing and a needed solace from her menial job at a local store. A wry smile tugged at her lips. Even a starving artist had to keep a roof over her head. But she needn’t worry about that right now. She had two whole hours just to laze away and paint. A pleasurable sigh escaped her, as she unzipped the satchel and removed a blank canvas, brushes, and a tub of acylics.

Soon the rectangular white board was undergoing metamorphosis into whirls and splashes of cerulean, emerald, lavender, and violet. Mixing the colors with first white and then black on a paper plate, she managed an array of interesting shadings.

Acrylics were great because they were vibrant and dried fast. If she didn’t like the outcome, she could paint right over the picture. Pursing her lips, she held the board at arm’s length and surveyed the jumble of colors. Hmm, not too shabby. Of course the effort didn’t meet her highest expectations—her paintings never did—but she marveled at the way the purple hues stood out in the sea of blues and greens.

The painting was almost dry, and she swooshed it back and forth in the air to hurry the process.

Caws shrieked above, and she looked up, startled. Two crows fought in mid air, lunging toward each other and pecking. A spike of black floated down and landed on an ice blue section of the painting, sticking to its tackiness. Her heart beat faster at the strange sight. The black feather transformed the art work, adding a different quality. No longer serene, no longer soothing. The painting now held a breath of the macabre.

The strange thing was, she really liked it.

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Cheers & Happy Reading!
Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Fantasy Romance

 

 

 

Torchy Tuesday: Mind Your Goddess

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With book 4 in the Wytchfae series, Time Singer, coming out soon, I am doing a shout out for book 3, Mind Your Goddess. I had a lot of fun going back to the Roaring 20s with the goddess Epona and her dark guardian Eshigel. I also enjoyed creating Epona’s sunlit abode and Eshigel’s dim underground domain adjacent to that of the ghoulish Grims.

Readers of book 2, Guardian of the Deep, and book 1, Wytchfae Runes, will be pleased to see Bane and the irrepressible Kelly O’Day make brief appearances in Mind Your Goddess. To me, the best part is seeing Epona and Eshigel work hard to manage their differences and tumultuous past baggage. Mind Your Goddess is a dark fantasy paranormal, but the romance is paramount.

Having loved mythology and fairy tales all my life, I’m thrilled to be able to write stories that allow me to explore new mythological themes. In the Wytchfae world, faeries, witches, ghosts, goddesses, dark guardians and many other unusual beings live in dimensions parallel to ours. Wytchfae, or earth witches with a smattering of fae blood, form the link among the various worlds. It’s a reality dear to my heart, and I’m over the moon to be conjuring the magic with paranormal romance.

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Happy Reading!

Flossie Benton Rogers, Conjuring the Magic with Paranormal Romance

 

Bee’s Knees Cocktail for Release Day

I can’t believe that my third book comes out today! I am on author and friend Catherine Green’s blog today talking about Mind Your Goddess – Wytchfae 3.  http://spookymrsgreen.wordpress.com/2013/12/13/guest-author-feature-mind-your-goddess-wytchfae-3/

 

You can take a peek and see the opening paragraph as well as a teaser paragraph. Nothing like whetting the appetite for the sexy hero! The dark Guardian of the Between, Eshigel, made his first appearance in the first book of the series, Wytchfae Runes, as did the heroine, the Goddess Epona.

To celebrate release day, as well as to honor Vintage Friday, put on your flapper dress and enjoy this delicious cocktail from the Roaring Twenties. Bee’s knees is 1920’s slang for exquisitely wonderful.

BEE’S KNEES COCKTAIL

Pour into a cocktail shaker 2 oz. gin, 3/4 oz. honey syrup (mix half ounce honey with half ounce water), 1/2 oz. fresh lemon juice. Shake well and pour into a chilled cocktail glass.

Does a Snake Have Hips?

Are you the bee’s knees or the snake’s hips? Fellow Secret Cravings author and friend Jillian Chantal is hosting me on her blog today to talk about my newest book, Mind Your Goddess, and to share a some Roaring 20’s slang! http://jillianchantal.com/2013/12/12/special-guest-flossie-benton-rogers-shes-the-bees-knees/

You Won a Sexy Merman

Congratulations to my three winners in the Secret Cravings Publishing blog hop to benefit Wounded Warriors: Mae, Tabby, and Laurie! The eBook format of their choice for Guardian of the Deep – Wytchfae 2 has already been delivered. I hope they enjoy the story of forbidden love in the fae realm. Fire (succubus) + water (undersea guardian) = STEAMY.

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Hump Day Hook

RoseQuartzA ravishing Goddess. A dark Guardian on a rampage.

Welcome to the 12th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. Find a list of splendid HDH authors here. Everyone would love a comment and for their post to be liked and tweeted. Join the HDH Facebook page.

The following is from the unedited MIND YOUR GODDESS – WYTCHFAE 3, scheduled for a November release from Secret Cravings Publishing. The hero Eshigel and heroine Epona played supporting roles in the first Wytchfae book:

Her lover waited for her in the flickering torch light. Black hair curled over a warrior’s shoulders, and glittering eyes promised her the stars. The scent of his heated skin shallowed her breath and ignited a lick of flame low in her belly. In desperation she clutched the rose quartz pendant between her breasts, warmth for her icy fingers.

Here is the actor I see when I picture the hero of the story, the dark Guardian, Eshigel. http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0597388/?ref_=sr_1

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Welcome to the 11th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. Find a list of splendid HDH authors here. Everyone would love a comment and for their post to be liked and tweeted. Join the HDH Facebook page.

The following is from the unedited Guardian of the Deep – Wytchfae 2, scheduled for a June release from Secret Cravings Publishing. The Succubus Layla is concerned for Samael, whose mind has been demon zapped:

“You called me that name once before. Down by the river. It’s not my name, but it’s close.” Pulling away, he frowned down at her. “Maybe you’d better explain.”

Layla squeezed her eyes shut. If only she hadn’t slipped up with his name. How in the world would she explain calling him Samael? Relying on her gut feeling, she dropped her hands, inhaled deeply and then opened her eyes and deepened her dimples into a smile. “Some say I have strong intuition, that’s all, Sam, but half the time it’s wrong. I was close though, wasn’t I?” 

He didn’t answer.

See the inspiration for Samael here, and for Layla here.

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Author Interview & Hump Day Hook

SPECIAL NEWS: Daisy1AToday I am interviewed at JBP Book Reviews. Stop by and pet my 14-year-old Basset hound, Daisy Josette! 

Aliciabeach2HUMP DAY HOOK: Welcome to the 8th Hump Day Hook of 2013. In this blog hop, each author posts one paragraph from a book or WIP. This week you can find us at the HDH page on Facebook.

This snippet is from the unedited Guardian of the Deep (Wytchfae 2), scheduled to be published in June: 

“Samael.” Damn it, her voice shook.

He halted the stallion within a few feet of her as she lay sprawled in the shallow water. She flinched at the look he tossed her from beneath his wide-brimmed Stetson. It wasn’t the heated gaze he usually gave her, the one that melted her insides and made it hard to breathe. No, this was the distant stare of a stranger. A cold stranger with her lover’s face.

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