November 10, 2014

Guest Promo (LXVIII)

It's my pleasure to host today another great author and cyber friend, Flossie Benton Rogers, who shares with us her latest release. So, let's give her a big hand and don't hesitate to enter in the Giveaway to win nice prizes offered by the talented writer!

Lord of Fire – Wytchfae 5 by Flossie Benton Rogers

Paranormal Fantasy Romance

Hi Carmen, it’s Flossie Benton Rogers here. I’m thrilled to be visiting and to be offering an exciting GIVEAWAY for your readers. Thank you for featuring Lord of Fire on your blog. First, I must tell you how much I enjoy reading your wonderful blog. Your posts are interesting, and the site has introduced me to numerous authors with fascinating books. My “To Be Read” pile has increased substantially! I have also begun reading your mesmerizing book, Shadows of the Past. I couldn’t resist, even though I’m in high gear with NaNoWriMo.

Today I thought I’d start off by mentioning some of the beings from the Wytchfae series that are based on classical mythology:

SKADA - The sorceress Skada from Wytchfae Runes got her name and determination from the Nordic giantess Skadi, who loved the snow but married a man enamored of the beach. Eventually, they parted amicably, as neither could tolerate the other’s habitat.

POSEIDON – The Greek god Poseidon is mentioned in Guardian of the Deep as the patron god of the hero Samael. Their connection comes not only fromtheguardianship of the sea but also from their deep affinity to horses.

EPONA – The heroine in Mind Your Goddess is inspired by the Celtic horse goddess Epona, who was the only Celtic deity worshipped by the Romans. She was the beloved patron goddess of Roman soldiers.

TUATH – The ancestry of the heroine Seraphina in Time Singer is based on the Tuatha de Danann, an ancient tribe who inspired the Celtic lore regarding the Shining Ones or fairies. The hero’s tribe, the Firbolg, were enemies of the Tuatha de Danann.

RAJIL – The powerful head of the elite Helios Brigade has a twofold origin. First, his name is akin to the angel Raziel, which has variant spellings. He is keeper of the arcane mysteries. Second, Rajil is inspired by the glorious Egyptian sun god Ra.

Readers. I hope you’ve enjoyed getting a taste of how classical mythology weaves its way through the Wytchfae world.

Lord of Fire – Wytchfae 5

Blurb:When The Hawk meets his Wytchfae, the result is spontaneous combustion.

Garnet McAnna chases the demon responsible for attacking and enslaving innocent fae familiars. She never expected to run headlong into a mesmerizing stranger known as The Hawk. Nor did she anticipate the way his masculine power kindles a womanly flame within her.

Exiled from an elite warrior's brigade, Lord of Fire Gabriel Hawk guards his heart and his solitude. He wants nothing to do with the world of men or the realm of fae. Then a beautiful Wytchfae bursts into his life, stirring desire and sparking need. Garnet is on a dangerous mission, and he can't let her face the evil alone. What else can he do but fight beside her? When she disappears, he raises hell to find her. Will he be too late? Will darkness conquer this couple or will love burn their souls into one?

First Line Teaser: She’d catch the demon tonight if it killed her.

Memorable Quote: “Garnet McAnna, you’re the hottest woman in thirteen worlds.”


Lost in her thoughts, Garnet ran up against something hard and springy, and a sharp point pricked the soft flesh of her thumb. She squeezed off the pain with her other hand.

Damned barbed wire.

She had already made it to the fence line and hadn’t even realized it. Sucking in a deep breath, she cleared her mind to concentrate on the task at hand. She had to edge around the boundary to the north side of this large piece of private property to gain access to the portal. Then she’d hunker down in the bushes and wait on the demon Borros.

Moving swiftly again, she cut a wide swath away from the metal fence. Snorting sounds came from within one of the corrals she had noted early this morning when she skirted the property. Horses and a few cattle had grazed within.

Bearing around the corner to head north toward the portal, a splash of incandescent green appeared and then disappeared in front of her. Startled, she blinked and reached into her coat pocket for the revolver. The weapon lay cold and substantial in her hand. She stilled her body to a midnight silence.

The eerie green reappeared and dashed around her body without spotlighting her in any way. It formed a mysterious elongated glow. She clamped down harder on the gun handle to stop her hand from trembling, while shifting positions to keep the phenomenon in front of her.

Her mind tumbled over possibilities. The light couldn’t be swamp gas, as it seemed to proceed purposefully. Its movement created a slight whirring sound. A will ’o the wisp? Somehow she thought not, but what was it?

The presence darted behind her.

Before she could turn, a warm, corporeal hand covered her own and relieved her of the weapon. Whirling around, she came face to face with—a man.

A gasp escaped her lips. With his substantial height, he towered over her. A faint greenish residue of light illuminated him enough so that the fierce scowl on his face caused her heart to thump into overdrive.

She swallowed, fingering the sheath of one of the knives in her pocket. Damn it, next time she’d bring a backup piece. She forced herself to speak, but despite her efforts, her voice rasped. “Give me back my weapon.”

His sonorous growl reminded her of a feral animal. “Not so fast. What the hell are you doing sneaking around my property with a firearm in the middle of the night?”
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Flossie Benton Rogers is the author of the Wytchfae paranormal romance series. She is Sagittarius with a Libra ascendant and Taurus moon, or a 5th generation Floridian and freedom loving mystic. She pursues her passion for mythology by writing romances with fairies, goddesses, ghosts, angels, demons, and other magical beings. The Wytchfae world brims with dimensions parallel to our own. Some are welcoming, others dangerous and forbidding. Through the darkest night and the fright of unchained chaos, love will always shine.

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  1. Carmen, thanks so much for having me here today. It's a real treat!

    1. Most welcome, Flossie!
      I feel honored to have you here.

  2. Hi, ladies. So nice to see you both here together! LORD OF FIRE is definitely on my TBR (as is SHADOWS OF THE PAST, Carment). Looks like NaNoWriMo is going south for me, so I will have plenty of time to read. And having read all of the other Wytchfae novels, I know Flossie always tells an intriguing and beautifully written tale!

    1. Aww, thank you, Mae. I love hanging out with two talented and caring people like you and Carmen. Blessings to you both.

    2. Thanks for stopping by!
      And glad to hear you'll read Shadows... I can hardly wait to hear your opinion.


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