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The Zodiac Collector
by
Laura Diamond

For almost-16 year-old Anne Devans, the annual Renaissance Faire means three things—her dad spending weeks in the smithy, her bipolar mom doing some manic costume making, and another ruined birthday for her and her twin sister, Mary.

This year, Anne wants things to be different, and she’s going to do things her way.

On the eve of the Faire, Anne (along with a reluctant Mary) conjures up a spell that will make their 16th birthday party a whirlwind event. Little do they know that it’s a literal request.

After the mini tornado in their room subsides, the girls realize they’ve invoked the power of the Gemini Twins, Castor and Pollux. That’s the good news. The bad news is they also caught the attention of a sorceress named Zeena who has been collecting children born under each Zodiac Sign to enhance her power. Once she captures Anne and Mary, Gemini twins, the entire Zodiac—and the world—will be hers.

Anne leads the fight against Zeena, but her one-sided decisions could throw them into a world so far from home, even the Renaissance Faire would seem like a brilliant vacation. Between managing their new Zodiac powers, dodging their manic mother and trying to stop Zeena, they’ll get a 16th birthday they’ll never forget.

Book Details:

Young Adult Fantasy/Paranormal

Paperback, 328 pages

Published by Spencer Hill Press

Publication Date: September 23, 2014

Advance Praise

“I knew this novel was promising when I read the blurb on Goodreads, and it far surpassed my expectations. A dystopian with mounting suspense, tons of conflict, and an interesting theme, this novel was hard to put down! Anything but predictable, Laura Diamond had me guessing what was going to happen next, throughout!” ~April Wood, blogger of A Well Read Woman

About Laura Diamond

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“Laura Diamond is a board certified psychiatrist and author of all things young adult paranormal, dystopian, and horror. She’s a lucid dreamer, meaning she can direct her dreams while they’re happening. When she’s awake, she pens stories from her dreams and shares them with her readers. Laura has many published titles including the Pride Series (New Pride, Shifting Pride, soon to be re-released, and Tsavo Pride), the Endure Series (Endure and Evoke, soon to be re-released), The Zodiac Collector, a novella Sunset Moon in the Lore anthology, and several shorts stories. When she’s not writing, she is working at the hospital, blogging at Author Laura Diamond–Lucid Dreamer, and renovating her 225+ year old fixer-upper mansion.”

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Prophecy
The Calypso Series
Book One
by
Julie Lindsey

On the other side of death, is destiny.

Callie Ingram is spending her senior year focused on one thing: swimming. Her skill as a competitive swimmer is going to secure a scholarship and her future, or so she hopes. She has big plans, and Liam Hale, her gorgeous new neighbor, isn’t going to affect them. But when Callie sees Liam beheading someone, she learns his family has a secret that will change everything. The Hales are Vikings, demi-gods who’ve been charged by The Fates to find their new destined leader.

Callie’s caught in the middle of a budding Norse apocalypse, in love with Liam Hale and desperate to protect her best friend—who the Hales believe is marked for transformation. Putting the clues together as fast as she can, Callie discovers she has the power to rewrite destiny, for herself and all humankind.

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Excerpt

“Come on in.” The look in his eye stirred something in my middle, as if he’d issued a challenge.

I dove in. Under water, my hazy mind cleared. My limbs felt alive. I broke the surface rejuvenated. “Oh my goodness. I feel amazing.” I blinked salt water from my eyes.

“I’m glad.” Liam treaded water, closing the space between us slowly.

My fingertips traced the white scars on his chest. “Do you mind?” I glanced into his eyes, barely able to break focus on the luminous lines over his chest. They called to me. Whether because their shape was so familiar or because it broke my heart to think someone had carved into him this way.

“No. I don’t mind.” His breath shuddered over the words. “How do you see the runes?” His fingers encircled my wrist, stopping my hand against his skin.

“It’s the same one on the tombstones. Why’d you do this?” I flattened my palm over his heart. “Was it because your father died?” I bit my lip and shut my eyes. He hadn’t told me about his father. “I researched you online and I read about your dad. Was that the reason you moved?”

Liam released me. “You see the runes on the tombstones as well?”

“Yes.” Discussing his dad’s death, his move, and his scar were apparently off limits. I swallowed my irritation as I tallied up the things we couldn’t talk about. Fine. Maybe I could figure out what the rune meant without his help. “I grew up wandering the cemetery, collecting acorns and buckeyes. Mom took me for picnics when I was young. The kids played there in grade school. When they stopped, I kept going. It’s my quiet place. I think there and walk Chester there. I have chalk rubbings of almost all the stones.”

His eyes widened.

“The runes never come through. They’re smooth.”

Liam blinked, unspeaking.

“Did you do this to yourself?” I touched his scar lightly.

“No.”

My eyes flashed to his. I hated this option worse than any other. “Who did?”

His soft green eyes darkened. “I will answer your question on one condition.”

My heart jumped. “Okay.”

Liam lifted a palm to my cheek. Watching me closely, he slid his other hand to the back of my neck, cupping my head and bringing me closer in the warm salt water. He brushed his thumb over my lips and lifted my chin with his fingers. “Still okay?”

I nodded, hoping I wouldn’t forget how to swim or breathe.

His lips whispered against mine with feather light pressure, testing me.

The dusting of his lips ignited something inside me and worry washed away. I inclined my chin, pressing my mouth to his, savoring the electricity flowing through my veins. Liam’s lips parted. “And now?”

I draped my arms over his broad shoulders and curled my fingers into his hair. “Still fine.”

Callie’s in good hands, I promise….you know, in case you were worried for her. I hope you enjoyed the teaser and will consider reading more about Liam and Callie. You can find them on where digital books are sold.

About Julie Lindsey

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Julie Anne Lindsey is a multi-genre author who writes the stories that keep her up at night. She’s a self-proclaimed nerd with a penchant for words and proclivity for fun. Julie lives in rural Ohio with her husband and three small children. Today, she hopes to make someone smile. One day she plans to change the world.

 
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The Bird With The Broken Wing
by
D L Richardson

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Rachael is a guardian angel who finds herself trapped in Purgatory with Ben Taylor, a young soldier she was assigned to watch over. She knows the terrible secret that's keeping him trapped in limbo but can't understand why she got dragged into Purgatory with him when he died. Desperate to set his soul free, Rachael uses counseling sessions to guide Ben into a state of self discovery. It's been ten years now, and they're both still trapped in limbo. It's not until the appearance of a feisty teenager Jet Jones that Rachael comes to understand how her attempts to get Ben to unleash his dark secret have unleashed one of her own. And this secret is bad news for angels like her who have made a terrible mistake.

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D L Richardson is celebrating the coming of spring in Australia by giving away to one lucky reader a signed copy of her first published novel The Bird With The Broken Wing. “It is a YA fantasy about a guardian angel who finds herself in a predicament,” says the author. “Each of my YA novels feature stories about second chances. I think kids are expected to grow up perfect and that just isn’t the case.” The contest is open to international readers and runs for all of September and October 2014.

Enter now to win the book that Jean Book Nerd said was “truly a beautiful and inspirational story”. And don’t forget to share the giveaway with your friends.

Can’t wait for the contest to be over to read the book? You can download the ebook immediately and it’s now reduced to $0.99 with stunning new covert art. It’s available at most online retailers.
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About D L Richardson

D L Richardson writes anything that fits under the genre of speculative fiction. She loves fantasy, horror, paranormal, science-fiction, and time travel. She has three young adult teen novels published and one short story anthology. Her first two YA novels The Bird With The Broken Wing and Feedback were best sellers at OmniLit. Her third YA novel Little Red Gem was runner up on Paranormal Books for the Best Standalone YA Book 2013 and the book trailer was featured on USA Today website. She lives in a coastal town in Australia with her husband and dog. Her other interests are playing the piano and guitar.

To learn more about D L Richardson, visit:

Email: dlrichardsonbooks@bigpond.com 
Blog:  dlrichardsonwrites.blogspot.com
Website: www.dlrichardson.com   
Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pages/D-L-Richardson/223019004391960?ref=hl  
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Law of Attraction
by
Darlene Fredette

Sweet Contemporary Romance
Release Date: October 01, 2014
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Sweetheart Rose Line
Determined to win back Christina, Steven will take the law into his own hands...even if he has to play dirty.

Lawyer Christina Crawford has a successful career and stable financial future, but is it enough?  Her world is disrupted when a routine divorce case means working with a man she never expected—or wanted—to see again.  During their first meeting, she can't deny a connection still exists.  Her head warns her to run, but her heart yearns to stay.

Steven Mitchell is ruthless in the court room, but outside those doors, his easy charm, good looks and unlimited stream of female companions gives him an unscrupulous reputation.  Six years ago Christina saw beyond his façade, but the emotions she evoked scared him and he pushed her away.  Now he wants a second chance and he is determined to get her back...even if he has to play dirty.

Excerpt

Heart pounding in her chest, she closed the door behind him. Wearing her best business face, she returned to this disastrous meeting and sat. Christina drew in a deep breath, and a measure of control was restored. She picked up her pen and flipped open the case file. “So, according to these documents, your client is contesting the divorce?”

Steven reached across the table and snatched the pen from her hand. “What’s the rush, Christina? We haven’t seen each other in years. There’s a lot of catching up to do.”

She clenched her teeth together, barely parting her lips as she spoke. “We have nothing but this case to discuss.”

“Come on, don’t be like that.” He leaned back in his chair, frowning. “You’re not still holding a grudge, are you? What happened was so long ago. I hoped we could start fresh, as friends.”

“Are you freaking serious?” She glared an icy stare. Forget a slow death by high heel. She’d get more pleasure strangling him with her bare hands. “You accused me of misconduct, had me fired, and now you want to be friends?” Her heart thumped a rapid beat in her ears. “You’re out of your mind.”

My Review

I just finished reading Law of Attraction. LOVE IT! The pacing is strong, the relationships are involved, and the tension builds. I was a little disappointed when it was over, because I really enjoyed the characters!
                                                                                              ~ Dani-Lyn Alexander

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About Darlene Fredette

An avid reader since childhood, Darlene loved to put a pencil to paper and plot out stories of her own. She writes heartwarming contemporary romances with a focus on plot-driven page-turners. When Darlene isn’t writing, editing, or reading, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughter, and Yellow Lab.

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Be sure to drop by my web site during the month of October to enter an awesome giveaway to celebrate the release of Law of Attraction!
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I'm happy to have Ally Shields on my blog today as she discusses her newest release, Cross Keys!

Thank you so much for hosting me and my new urban fantasy release today! I'm thrilled for the opportunity to tell you a little about my book and to share a Cajun recipe, one of several I brought back from New Orleans while researching the book. (If you look around the blogs listed at the end, you'll find eight more recipes!)

Happy reading...and sampling of the Cajun cuisine. :)

Cross Keys
An Elvenrude Novel
by
Ally Shields

Conspiracy, murder, and magic…and the death of all they hold dear. 

When the first wanderer—a common elf who isn’t authorized to use the portal—is spotted on the streets of New Orleans, the king assigns Kameo Ryndel to assist in the elf’s capture. But before she can intervene, humans with guns shoot the wanderer and steal his body. When Seth Lormarc, an Elite elf from a rival guild, appears at the scene, Kam suspects he is involved. 

Seth Lormarc is in New Orleans to find out who was behind the portal breach, and his best lead is the intriguing Kam Ryndel. When he stakes out her apartment and finds her sneaking out in the middle of the night, dressed in black and leaping to the top of the nearest building, he knows there’s something unique about the beautiful elf. That kind of feat requires magic. Ancient magic. 

As their paths cross during their investigations, they develop an irresistible attraction, although there’s little time for romance. The portal breach is tied to an illegal smuggling operation that has come to the attention of the human CIA. But the stakes are raised when Kam and Seth discover a band of conspirators and a rebellion deep in Elvenrude that promises nothing except destruction of their world.

Genre: Urban fantasy/Paranormal romance

Rating: PG-13

Available Now!

Pre-release Book Trailer on Youtube:   http://youtu.be/2GgI4-50QfA

Recipe!

One of my favorites was -

Breakfast Beignets (2 dozen)

3 1/2 C all-purpose flour

1/2 pkg dry yeast

1/4 C sugar

1/8 C butter

1/2 C evaporated mile

1 C water

1/2 tsp. salt

1 egg

1/2 lb. powdered sugar

Warm water and place in bowl. Add yeast, stir. In separate container beat egg, add milk, sale and regular sugar, blend, add to water and yeast. Beat in half of the flour. Add shortening, beat again, and blend in remaining flour.

Chill, covered for 5 hours. Roll dough on floured surface until 1/8 inch thick. Cut into 1 1/2 - 2 inch squares and drop into deep fryer at 360 degrees until light brown.

Drain and roll in powdered sugar. Enjoy!

About Ally Shields

Ally Shields was born and raised in the Midwest, along the Mississippi River, and considers herself a "river rat." The setting and folklore of the river regions are often incorporated into her urban fantasy books. After  a career in law and juvenile justice, she turned to full-time writing in 2009, and Awakening the Fire, the debut novel in her Guardian Witch series, was released by Etopia Press in September 2012. There are now six published books in that series. Cross Keys is the first novel with all new characters.

When not writing, reading or spending time with family, she loves to travel in the US and abroad. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.

Contact Ally!

Special Thanks to the following bloggers who are spotlighting this release during the next few days (eight more Cajun recipes on their blogs!)(dates of post may vary due to time periods, etc.):

Oct. 3:  AJ Locke, Kirstin Pulioff, Linda McLaughlin, Margay Roberge, Marie Carhart, Shannon McRoberts, Stephanie Stamm, EE Carter, Susan Taylor, Anne Lange, Kath Boyd Marsh, Dan Levinson, Michelle Browne, Sue Roebuck, Chris Redding

Oct. 4:  Carmen Stefanescu, Stacy Juba, Lindsey Loucks

Oct. 6:  Rebekah Ganiere

Oct. 7:  Antonia van Zandt

Oct. 8:  Dani-Lyn Alexander

Oct. ?:  Theresa McClinton

 
 

Chasing the Sun
by
Sasha Abernathy

Hunted by Chaos. Protected by Death. Guided by Fire. Terran is now the key to a world she never knew existed.
For Terran, life was simple – until she meets the new art gallery owner, Aiden.

Through him, she finds herself surrounded by terrifying nightmares and gods. When an ancient evil threatens to escape and unleash all Hell, Terran must dive into a world she never knew existed to save them all…even if that means giving up her life to do it.

Available October 21, 2014 via:

Amazon, Smashwords, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.

Excerpt

"Aren't these Aiden’s pieces?" Micah had caught up to me and seemed as perplexed as I did.

"Yeah, I guess so.”

“Who would have thought he'd donate his work?" Micah commented and then lost interest, walking away as she saw someone she recognized.

I stayed, staring in shock.

"Don't look so surprised. Your friend Jon's charity is truly for a good cause."

I shouldn't have lingered. By now I should have known to avoid anything having to do with Aiden. Many of the contributing artists were here to help promote their pieces so I should have known. But somehow he always caught me off guard.

"Actually, I'm surprised you have a heart at all." My disdain oozed off my words as I gave him the biggest scowl I could muster.

However ugly I thought his attitude, I couldn't say the same about his appearance. Aiden cleaned up nicely in his all-black tuxedo. His hair had been gelled down, but you could still see the natural wave of it. His tux looked as if it had been custom-made, which made me curious. How many black-tie events did he go to in order to have purchased a custom tux?

But, who cared? With my shoulders back, chest raised, and chin up I turned my head, grabbed my dress on the sides and walked away. Screw him.

I got about three steps away before I heard him.

"You look beautiful," he said to my back. It stopped me, my heart thumping loud in my chest. An immeasurable amount of time had passed since someone besides my friends had told me I was beautiful. I could feel him staring at me, but I didn't move. I only stood there, frozen.

"Terran," His voice was soft with yearning. It was then that I gained enough courage to walk away. I had already made up my mind about him. He was too complicated and I was tired of the ups and downs of his mood. This man would break my spirit, at least what little of it I fought to keep.

About Sasha Abernathy

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Born in Germany to a Puerto Rican mother and All-American Military father, who saw fit to give her a Russian name, Sasha Abernathy has always loved storytelling and travelling. Raised in Oklahoma, but eventually moving everywhere from Alaska to Spain, Sasha has finally settled in the beautiful state of Colorado. With her loving husband, two wild sons, and neurotic labradoodle, Sasha is surrounded by way too much testosterone and escapes through her mysteriously whimsical and romantic novels.

To learn more about Sasha, visit:

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Hi everyone! I was invited to participate in this blog hop by Kristi Rose. You can read her post here www.kristirose.net

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First a bit of info about Kristi:

Kristi Rose was raised in central Florida on boiled peanuts and iced tea.  She’s lived by an active volcano, almost fallen off a mountain, and eloped in Arkansas. Today, as a proud military wife and mother of two, she’s been lucky enough to travel the world. No matter where she is, she enjoys watching people and wondering about their story? That’s what Kristi likes to write about: everyday people, the love that brings them together, and their journey getting there. Kristi is a member of RWA.

For more information, including where to find her other novels, please visit her at http://www.kristirose.net/

Thank you, Kristi, for the invitation!

This week it's my turn, and I have chosen to introduce you to Jackson Maynard, The Reluctant Prince.

What is the name of your character? Is he fictional or a historic person?  Jackson is a fictional character, who is the Prince of Cymmera, the oldest son of the king, first in line to ascend the throne...if he lives long enough.

When and where is the story set? This YA Fantasy is set in the present time, in both the human realm and the Kingdom of Cymmera.

What should we know about him? Jackson is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer. He has trained for hundreds of years to become a warrior for his kingdom.

What is the main conflict? What messes up his life? Ryleigh Donnovan! His final test before being ordained is the acquisition of the human girl, Ryleigh Donnovan. When he fails to achieve that goal, he is accused of treason and banished from Cymmera. If he doesn't prepare an acceptable defense before his trial, he will be found guilty of treason and banished permanently or executed.

What is the personal goal of the character? Jackson's main goal is to become a Death Dealer and help save his dying kingdom.

Is there a working title for this novel and can we read more about it? Reluctant Prince will be released by Lyrical Press/ Kensington on November 3, 2014. It is available for pre-order at:
Amazon
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And Available now on:
Net Galley
Reluctant Prince
Kingdom of Cymmera
Book One

Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

Next stop on the Blog Hop, Jamie Rae, on October 6th!

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JAMIE RAE is a New Adult and Young Adult author. She writes with one goal in mind - to create a story with a positive message that will stay with the reader long after they've finished reading.   Jamie is an avid reader and loves discovering stories with a great hook! She will not eat, sleep, or speak until she reaches the end. The Harry Potter years weren't pretty!! Convinced that her Hogwarts letter was lost in the mail, she keeps a watchful eye for owls hoping her children will have better luck!   ​In her other life, Jamie Rae is an orthodontist, and literary agent. She keeps her heart overflowing with love as a mother of three and has perfected the art of nomadic living as a military spouse and Air Force veteran. Jamie has a passion for critters of all shapes and sizes and you can often find her sneaking them into her own home or volunteering for rescues. 
Blog-http://jamieraewrites.wordpress.com

 
 

Congratulations, Tammy Dougherty VanScoy for winning a $25 Amazon Gift Card. Thank you to everyone who participated!

Thank You for Joining Me for the Cover Reveal of
Reluctant Prince
Kingdom of Cymmera Book One

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Betrayal lies cloaked in shadow.

Seventeen year old Ryleigh Donnovan is certain her life is cursed. Nothing ever goes smoothly, and her first job interview is no exception. An earthquake rocks the building, sending Ryleigh on a frantic search for her younger sister, a search which lands her in the hospital. Terrified they’ll push her for answers she can’t afford to give, Ryleigh flees with a mysterious stranger.

Jackson Maynard is about to be ordained as a Death Dealer, a warrior for the Kingdom of Cymmera, but first he must pass one more test. When he fails to acquire the human girl the prophet has chosen, he’s forced to stand trial for treason. Banished from his realm, he seeks out the girl from the vision, Ryleigh Donnovan, and together they embark on a journey to save his dying kingdom.

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Advance Praise for Reluctant Prince

"A gorgeously wrought fantasy realm with a heroine who will make you cheer!" ~Wendy Higgins, NYT and USA Today bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy.

"Reluctant Prince grips you from the beginning and won't let go...fresh and engaging."  ~ Ally Shields, author of the Guardian Witch series.

"A thrilling ride on a rollercoaster of danger that'll keep you gasping for breath with every turn of the page."  ~ Laura Diamond, author of The Zodiac Collector.

"Dani-Lyn weaves a tale of family bonds, untapped abilities and an alternate world of fantastic wonders, all discovered by a courageous heroine and a swoon-worthy hero I want to see again and again!"  ~ Contemporary Romance Author, Theresa DaLayne.

“Reluctant Prince takes readers on a heart pounding journey through the realms. Fantastical world building and a captivating hero keep pages turning to the end.”  ~ Julie Anne Lindsey, author of Prophecy and Deceived

Excerpt

Jackson clutched the stone wall of his chamber and gasped for air. What had just happened? He had returned to Cymmera, of that he was certain, but how? He hadn’t accessed the gateway. At least he didn’t remember opening it. A vision of her assailed him, beat at him, reminded him that he’d failed.

Oh, man. He was in trouble. He pushed away from the wall.

Images of his target taunted him.

He shoved a chair aside and tore through the pictures scattered across the table in a desperate search for salvation. There. He pulled the shot from the mess but found only condemnation. The long blond hair flowing behind her in the snapshot had not been visible to him, but there was no mistaking the deep blue of her eyes.

The pounding of a fist against the heavy wood door released him from whatever spell she’d cast.

“Jackson.” Another loud thud punctuated his name.

He struggled to get his bearings, tried to slow the racing of his heart. “Yeah, one minute.”

“Now. Your father wants to see you, immediately.”

Kai, his father’s most trusted warrior. He was in more trouble than he’d originally thought. Was it possible the king would sentence him to death for ignoring a direct order? Surely not without offering him a fair trial, or at least granting him the opportunity to explain. But what could he say? What explanation could there be for failing to deliver the girl? None.

“I won’t knock again.” The warrior would soon break down the door and drag him before the throne.

He crumpled the offending photo, the evidence of his disgrace, into a ball. Instead of tossing it in the trash as he’d intended, he shoved it into the small leather satchel he wore at his waist. With a deep breath, he released the latch and pulled open the door.

“Come.” Kai turned his back on him and strode purposefully down the corridor, their footfalls echoing through the silence of accusation.

The thought of escape taunted him, but he would never make it out of the castle. He had only recently completed his warrior training under Kai’s watch and would be no match for the seasoned soldier. Besides, Kai was a stickler for the rules. If he tried to run, the warrior would surely take him down, protégé or not.

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