Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Paranormal Love Wednesday- WIP Sequel To The Ferae



An Excerpt To My Sequel 'Blood Bond- The Ferae'

Evan Roberts sat down on the bench in the Beautiful Gardens.  The honking of cars along with sounds of people starting their day filled the air.  He opened a plastic bottle and drank the umber colored liquid inside.  The tea, felt cool refreshing on his tongue.  It quenched the harsh thirst his body had built in such a short amount of time.  He checked his watch.  Despite it being 7 am in the morning, the heat was already climbing.  But that was to be expected in downtown Erbil.  The kurdish city, nestled deep in the heart of Kurdistan felt like a slice of paradise in a sea of strife.  

Though the entire region was tearing itself apart, the Kurd's managed to carve out bit of  peace and prosperity for themselves.  But it, like most places in the middle east, was mostly devoid of their kind.  Driven out by those who feared them and did not understand their ways, all of the remaining Ferae enclaves collapsed under the weight of centuries of hunting, bringing the native Ferae presence down to zero in the region.  

Not an unfamiliar story for their people, it still broke his heart whenever he heard of the people being wiped from existence within a region.  For entire generations of families to live together under one roof, the Ferae way of living did not mix will with the expected standards of culture. They tried using the typical explanation of the Beta male being the uncle, but that did not fly when he never married and had a family of his own.  And no alpha in his right mind would allow his husband to marry another, thereby severing their bond and tearing the family apart.  It just wouldn't happen. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Disney Princesses Speaking In Their Native Language




I got this from my friend Clare Dargin.  She and I had an interesting discussion regarding these fairy tales.  One of the many insights we gained was that Disney is a great purveyor of romances.

Though their source material may not have always had an HEA or Happily Ever After i.e. The Little Mermaid, but once they (Disney) get their hands on it-- it is transforms and receives an amazing Happily Ever After often more grand than the books we romance writers normally author.

Also, the author of this video added a character from Hercules I was not familiar with, it was a nice touch! But Clare pointed out that the author or the singer probably didn't have the language as historically accurate as they'd hoped because she (Clare) wasn't sure if the character was singing modern Greek which is different from classical Greek or Koine Greek which may have been spoken during that time.  So that's where my knowledge about the whole Greek discussion ends...any more questions on that and you'll have to ask Clare.

You know it's all Greek to me.

Plus it was so cool to find out that The Frog Prince story was based on the life of a real person and that it was an original piece of literature according to the video's author.  Not sure what he/she meant by that because I thought it too had been a folk tale but I guess not!

So it was very informative!  I loved this video! I hope you liked it too.

P.S. strangely absent was Pocahontas....  And what did he/she mean in the video when they stated that of all the princesses, Disney considered Snow White 'the purest'?  She's the youngest I think--- 14 but what were the others doing in between scenes?  I'm just sayin'.

K!  Bye!


Sunday, February 22, 2015

Dangerous Reality, Book 1 of The Bent Zealots MC by Layla Wolfe

Keep your lovers close—and your enemies in bed.


TURK

My club sent me to track him down.  And when my mission was over, I never wanted another one again.  When I found him, I kicked the crap out of Havelock Singer.  I issued the mightiest beat down of all time.  Problem is, we’re evenly matched.  We’re equals in every way, and when we finished whaling on each other, exhausted, we fell into each other’s arms.

It’s been the ride of my life.  But loving another man in the MC world is a risky business.  As if our business isn’t already brutal and ruthless enough, Lock’s sergeant-at-arms Stumpy blackmails us into doing some of his dirty work, or be exposed for what we are—a couple of deviants.

This run into the Indian reservation is sleazy and beneath us, but now I’m cornered, and I’ll do anything to keep my sweet Master Lock from being lynched by his club.

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LOCK

When that kingpin Carmine Rojas got a load of my beautiful stallion Turk Blackburn, he’d stop at nothing to have him.  It’s my fault we’re in this situation.  I should’ve kicked Turk’s ass and sent him packing back to The Bare Bones.
 
I can hear my destiny calling me.  Either I’ll slink back to my club like a slimy bounty hunter with no morals—and no respect from anyone in my own backyard—or I’ll step up to the plate and be the lion of the day.
Either way, we’re screwed. Our clubs are going to hound us underground or into another country before we escape this mess—if we don’t die trying.

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https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23879399-a-dangerous-reality

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Publisher’s warning:  This book is not for the faint of heart.  It contains scenes of gay sex, consensual BDSM, illegal doings, dubious consent, and man-on-man violence.

A Dangerous Reality, January 2015

Bad to The Bones, September 2014

Stay Vertical, May 2014

The Bare Bones, March 2014

Author Blog-  http://laylawolfeauthor.blogspot.com/