in the tower of the wizard king

.@MySexySaturday #MSS160 #MySexySaturday – September 24

Welcome to #MSS160 where we’re putting sexy into Saturday! This week is from my new release, IN THE TOWER OF THE WIZARD KING! She could admit she never had a steady boyfriend because no one measured up to Sean. And the worst part was she didn’t even know why. All she knew was she wanted to belong to him. “Aoife?” “Yes?” “I’m going to kiss you now.” Her pulse fluttered and heat pounded through her the moment his mouth landed on hers. His lips, so soft, caressed hers. His tongue, so wet, tasted hers. Fireworks exploded. Confetti tossed. Balloons released. Every nerve-ending stood up and cheered. It was everything she ever imagined and more. It was everything she ever dreamed and more. It was everything she ever wanted and more. As his mouth moved over hers, it was slow and thoughtful as he took his time. As though they had all the time in the world. His tongue parted her lips once again in a soul-touching stroke, causing the pit of her stomach to churn in a wild swirl. It was a kiss to assuage her aching soul. And when he raised his mouth from hers, she yearned for him to kiss her again. Blurb: In the Age of Wizards, Time is a commodity more valuable than gold. When Aoife (EE-fa) stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic, it calls to her with an ancient magic. Inside she finds a stairway leading into darkness and cannot resist stepping onto…

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Top 5 Images that Inspired #WizardKing

Ever wondered where I found inspiration for IN THE TOWER OF THE WIZARD KING? Today, I’m going to show you! This story found me, latched on to me and wouldn’t let go. I’m a fan of Pinterest so when I started writing this book, I created a board for inspiration. Image #1 One of the things that inspired me the most was pictures of gardens. I’m not sure why—gardens don’t play a huge role in the story but something about them captivated me. When I saw this image, I knew I had to include a hedge maze in the story somewhere! Image #2 One of the items featured heavily in the story is the Time Sphere. What is a Time Sphere you ask? It’s a magical—dangerous!—object that allows time travel to the past or the future. I was inspired by this photo to bring the Time Sphere to life in the story. Image #3 In one part of the story, the heroine, Aoife (EE-fa), discovers an old steamer trunk in the attic. When she opens it, there’s a portal to Faery inside. I imaged it would look something like this. Image #4 The Ivory Wood features heavily in the story too as the place where the Time Sphere can be found. I searched for specific images that made me think of Ivory Wood. When I stumbled across this photo, I knew it was perfect. Image #5 And, lastly, the title is In the Tower of the Wizard King, so naturally…

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Release Day of #WizardKing is Here!

So excited! The book is officially out today! Grab your copy now! I will be doing giveaways in my newsletter so if you haven’t signed up, do it now! In the Age of Wizards, Time is a commodity more valuable than gold. When Aoife (EE-fa) stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic, it calls to her with an ancient magic. Inside she finds a stairway leading into darkness and cannot resist stepping onto that first stair. It leads her to dark truths her mother never wanted her to uncover and love so powerful she walks through time to save it. Her magic is dormant. When Aoife Burke rushes home after the unexpected death of her father, she discovers her mother has vanished amidst inexplicable circumstances. She returns to her childhood home to search for clues of her mother’s whereabouts but another shock awaits her. Sean O’Connell, the object of her girlhood crush, has purchased the family home. She senses Sean is hiding something from her, refuses to let her inside and does everything he can to keep her out. A determined Aoife breaks inside and stumbles upon an antique trunk in the attic. When she opens it, instead of the normal musty clothes and ancient letters, she finds a stairway leading into darkness. It calls to her and she cannot resist stepping into the trunk and onto that first stair where it leads her to magical truths her mother never wanted her to discover. His magic is dangerous. Sean…

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Your Handy Pronunciation Guide to #WizardKing

Release day is almost here (tomorrow!) and I’m quite excited about the prospect. I can’t wait for this to hit readers’ hands! I realize I use a lot of strange names (Celtic origin) so to help with that, I’ve provided you this handy pronunciation guide. See how much I love my readers? I don’t want you NOT reading the book because Aoife’s name is so hard to figure out. Plus this is a hand little guide to all the people and places of the land. Now without further ado, here’s the guide to all things Wizard King. PEOPLE: Aoife (EE-fa) Burke Sean (SHAWN) O’Connell Fiona (FEE-o-nuh) – Aoife’s mother Niall (NEE-ull) – the “Wizard King” and ruler of Illyia Deaglan (deck-LAN) – Niall’s father Cian (KEE-an) – Ruler of Anatolia Sunnie – Aoife’s half-sister Liam Burke – Aoife’s step-father Caleb O’Brien – Sean’s partner Queen Siobhan (shiv-AWN) – Queen of Anatolia King Ardan – King of Anatolia Hugh – Fiona’s father Bryant – Deputy Director of the Inter-dimensional Portal Protection Agency Einin (a-NEEN) – Fiona’s mother Winnie – Fiona’s handmaiden PLACES: Anatolia, Cian’s kingdom Illyria, Niall’s kingdom Cliffs of Mhothair (MO-air) – where the Towers of Illyria are located Lambridge Castle – home of Prince Cian Brookdale – Human realm, where Aoife hails from PREORDER BUY LINKS: Amazon | iBooks | B&N | Kobo

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In the Tower of the Wizard King #TuesdayTeaser 5

It’s release week! Can’t believe it’s here already and I’m super excited to have the book finally out. Here is today’s final teaser to whet your appetite! If you want to learn more about the book, I’m blogging over at The Romance Studio today! Click here. There’s also an except posted here! EXCERPT: His pupils expanded and his eyes turned black, a shadow of rage creasing his features and changing him from handsome to frightening. Her hand landed on her dagger as she whipped it out as quickly as he gave the signal to his men to charge her. She flung the dagger at the first one on her left. It hit him square in the chest. He staggered backward, his hand clasping around the hilt. The other three had drawn their swords but she was much faster than they could even hope to be. It was something she had taught herself over the years—a way to control her magic and fuel her body with it. She had discovered, quite by accident, she could speed up her movements which certainly came in handy when faced by three royal guards who meant business. In a second, she had the bow in her hand and an arrow nocked against it. She fired the first round then reloaded. She killed the third guard. One more and the fourth one was dead at her feet. She nocked another arrow and this time pointed it at Niall, holding the string taut. Niall hadn’t even moved…

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