Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Elves, Dragons and Sinister Plots


The Sword of Light is missing. 
Innocent Fae nobles are slaughtered. 
And now someone wants Princess Elyne’s head.

ONLY FOR A KNIGHT
Realm of Honor, Book Two
Ellora's Cave Blush

After saving her love, Princess Elyne returns to the Otherworld by order of her mother. But it’s not the homecoming she expects. Furious Elyne has meddled with humans, the queen imprisons her and strips away her magic. The only way Elyne can get it back is to perform one selfless act.

When Queen Maeve sends Derron to find the Guardian of the Sword of Light, he can’t leave without releasing Elyne. After all, she altered time to save his life. But freeing the princess comes with a steep price—he must take her with him on this dangerous quest. And the two must deal with feelings of past hurt and the love growing between them.

Their search becomes more than a pursuit for the missing Guardian as Lord Kieran rises to dominate the Unseelie court. He will stop at nothing to gain control of both the Otherworld and the human realm. Even with the help of Elves, dragons and their human friends, the odds are stacked against Derron and Elyne.

EXCERPT

An Excerpt From: ONLY FOR A KNIGHT
Copyright © MICHELLE MILES, 2012
All Rights Reserved, Ellora's Cave Publishing, Inc.

“Best way to kill a man, princess. How does it feel?”
Splendid. Though she was certain he meant the dagger in her hand. “It feels 
like a dagger.”
He chuckled and released her. “You’ll need this too.” He untied the sheath 
from his thigh. “But a lady, nay a princess, shouldn’t keep that in plain 
sight.”
“Why not?”
“She is more lethal with a hidden weapon.”A mischievous light twinkled in his eyes, making her heart do a quick kathunk in her chest. Derron knelt at her feet, his gaze still on hers. When his 
hand went up her skirt and rested on her calf, she nearly came undone. 
Slowly, he slid his hand along her leg, pushing up her skirt to reveal an 
expanse of creamy white skin. Her heart throbbed, pounding wildly in her 
chest and ears. Her breath caught in her throat.
Elyne watched as he tied the sheath to her thigh in the same manner. She’d 
swear she could still feel the warmth of his skin on it as he secured it in 
place.
“There. The dagger?” He held his hand up for it.
She placed the pearl hilt in his palm and he deftly slid it into the sheath. All 
the while keeping his hands in constant contact with her leg.
“That should do it.” Derron rose to his full height.
He had two inches on her, his hair brushing his forehead as he gave her a 
wicked smile. He knew what he was doing and he liked doing it. She liked 
him doing it. Why did he touch her so intimately when they’d been at odds 
for so long? He’d gone to the court to have their betrothal broken and now 
this?
“Feel better, princess?”
“I—”
But that was as far as she got when an arrow went zooming between them 
and buried in the ancient oak beside her head.


ALL ABOUT MICHELLE MILES

Michelle Miles is the award-winning author of fast-paced, fun-filled
paranormal, fantasy and contemporary romances. She is the author of the
Ellora's Cave epic fantasy romance series, Realm of Honor which includes
her latest book, Only for a Knight, the second in the series set in the Celtic
Otherworld.

Currently, she is writing and publishing her Guardians of Atlantis series
about the sexy men of Atlantis and the women who love them. She is also the author of the Coffee House Chronicles, a contemporary romance series set in and around a coffee house, as well as an action-adventure series The Adventures of Ransom and Fortune. She is a member of Romance Writers of America®, PAN Liaison of the Dallas Area Romance Authors chapter and member of the Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal chapter. Her work has placed in the highly-acclaimed Writer's Digest Writing Competition and the Stroke of Midnight Contest sponsored by the Passionate Ink chapter. She is also a contributor of the charity paranormal anthology, Entangled, which has donated over $10,000 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

FINDING THE ANSWERS
ANGI: How often to you get lost in a story?
MICHELLE: As often as possible! When I finish a book, I immediately start a new one. I love a good story that pulls me in, hooks me and keeps me in the pages until the end.

ANGI: What’s the first book you remember reading? 
MICHELLE: Great question! As a young adult, I remember reading two books that have stuck with me: The Forgotten Beasts of Eld by Patricia McKillip and Road to Paradise Island by Victoria Holt.

ANGI: What’s your favorite fairy tale?
MICHELLE: Cinderella. She has great shoes.

ANGI: What’s your favorite cartoon character?
MICHELLE: Tom & Jerry – especially the one where they’re chasing each other and trying to be quiet so they don’t wake up the puppy. And Jerry puts those bicycle horns on Tom’s feet and when he runs it makes that honking sound. That slays me. *wipes tears from eyes*

ANGI: What do you like about the hero of your book?
MICHELLE: He’s sexy (duh), great with a sword and he would do anything to save his princess, even die for her. They have a very tumultuous relationship, so they go through a lot to get their HEA. It’s worth every minute, though.

ANGI: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
MICHELLE: I love to write to the music from TWO STEPS FROM HELL. If you haven’t heard them, check them out on iTunes.

ANGI: Where do you read and how often?
MICHELLE: As often as I can, on my Nook, and wherever I can. I’m a sucker for a good story.

ANGI: Fairy Tale or Action Adventure?
MICHELLE: Both! I look for books that combine both.

ANGI: What was the first story you remember writing?
MICHELLE: It was a horrible science fiction about a girl who walks through a mirror and is transported to a space ship where she’s caught in an epic battle of good vs. evil. I hand wrote it on notebook paper, front and back. I think it ended up with over 200 sheets. I have no idea where it went, sadly.

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
MICHELLE: Raiders of the Lost Ark
ANGI: Oh but of all of the Indiana Jones movies, I gotta go with THE LAST CRUSADE... "Aaaahhh Venice." "Go through them? Are you crazy?"  LOL

ANGI: What is your biggest vice?
MICHELLE: Cupcakes. Red velvet ones.

ANGI: How is it working with hot guys and sexy women all day?
MICHELLE: Best job in the world!

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: Okay Michelle, I know you're a native Texan…so how is it that you love hockey more than Football or Baseball? Where did this love begin?
MICHELLE'S GOTTA ANSWER: HA! I am a native Texan and grew up on both football and baseball. I think my distaste with football came with the whole Jerry Jones/Tom Landry debacle – true Cowboys fans NEVER forget, Jerry. It’s all been downhill since then. ;) I started watching the Dallas Stars when they hit town in the early 90s and followed them religiously, especially the Cup year (1999 in case you were wondering). I knew every stat and everything about that team that year. Joe Nieuwendyk was my favorite player and MVP. I have a signed jersey and had a total swoon fan-girl moment when he signed it for me. My hubby is a Rangers fan so we watch a lot of baseball, which is great because it’s off season for hockey. Incidentally, 
Gentry is my favorite Ranger.

FIND MICHELLE:
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UP NEXT for MICHELLE: 
A KNIGHT TO REMEMBER
Realm of Honor, Book Three
Ellora's Cave Blush

PREVIOUS RELEASE by MICHELLE
ONE KNIGHT ONLY
Realm of Honor, Book One 
Ellora's Cave Blush


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MICHELLE WANTS TO KNOW: Do you have a favorite sport? What made it your favorite?

27 comments:

  1. Mine is hockey too! My husband got me into it. My favorite team is Detroit... Heartbreaker this season when they lost...

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    1. Hi, May! Thanks for stopping by! Always nice to meet a fellow hockey fan :)

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  2. Whoa! What an excerpt. Love it, Michelle, your writing always draws me completely in. Welcome to Get Lost in a Story!

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    1. Aw, thank you, Donnell! I'm so happy to hear that :) Thanks for having me today!

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  3. WELCOME TO GLIAS, Michelle !
    My favorite sport? Most of the time it's baseball/softball. I'm not stats-crazy, but I love how many games they play and even with the same players, how every game is completely different.

    GO RANGERS!
    ~Angi

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    1. I'm not big on stats either but I do love to watch :)
      Thanks so much for having me today!

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  4. Hi Michelle, so glad you came to visit today. I was never a hockey fan until my son played it through his school years. Now, I enjoy it and at least understand the rules! I have to say, though, that you can thank us up here in Minnesota for your passion. Your Stars were our Minnesota North Stars and there are people up here who (despite our new love affair with the Minnesota Wild) have never forgiven the Stars for leaving!

    My game is baseball, hands down. Haven't much time for football mentality but baseball, despite all it's internal issues, is still a sport that takes precision skill and lots of quick thinking. I love the finesse!

    Love your book premise too--can't wait to pick it up and check it out! Best of luck.

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    1. I remember well when the North Stars moved down here. We were SO HAPPY to finally have hockey. :) And I've been watching them ever since. Love them.

      Thanks for having me here today! And hope you enjoy the book!

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  5. Love reading the excerpt! My favorite sport is archery. My husband dabbled in it before we met (52 years ago) and we took it up as a family sport when our first children were little. My husband and son and his family are still very active. They shoot in leagues and tournaments and all of us have won many titles.

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    1. Lilsis, I would LOVE to learn how to do that. How cool is that!

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  6. I love hockey, my favorite team is the San Jose Sharks. Maybe one day they'll win the Stanley Cup.

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    1. Hockey is a great sport, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by!

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  7. I'm a diehard Cowboys fan, but I love the Rangers and the Stars as well. I like Gentry but Murphy is my guy. He always comes through, although Gentry is better looking!! I'm fast becoming a Profar and a Baker fan.

    I love the excerpt and can't wait to read this one.

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    1. Hi, Liz! I used to be a diehard Cowboys fan but Jerry Jones ruined that for me, sadly. Murphy is one of my favs, too! But Gentry just a cutie and he can run like the wind! :)

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  8. Hi, sweet friends! I love Michelle's books and I don't read much fantasy. I adore Ranger baseball and still miss Pudge.

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    1. Amen Sister! on all of the above !
      ~Angi

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    2. Thanks, my friend :) You're too kind. I love my elves and dragons!!

      And me, too! But he's in the Rangers Hall of Fame :)

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  9. I'm a football fan all the way, but don't hate me . . . I don't like the Cowboys. I've lived in Texas for a long, long time but I'll always be a loyal Miami Dolphins gal.

    These stories by Michelle are wonderful. If you have delved into the Realm of Honor yet, what are you waiting for!

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    1. Hi, Kathy! Thanks for stopping by :) As long as you're not a Redskins fan, it's all good. LOL!

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  10. I love everything fantasy and this sounds terrific.

    Uh, sports. Playing, would you believe Dodgeball? I was a champ. Watching, I prefer baseball and wrestling. (College, not Pro.)

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    1. Hi, Clover! I hope you enjoy the book :) I think Dodgeball qualifies as a sport! My middle-school son might disagree with that, though. LOL!

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  11. uh oh - sports- I think I'm allergic to sports - lol- but if bowling counts - then that's my answer. lol

    now if we can consider shopping an athletic event - I'm so there!!

    Chris Keniston

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    1. Hi, Chris! thanks for stopping by! I do believe bowling counts. Plus it's super fun!

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  12. Love the excerpt! I used to be a hockey fan, but now I just watch what the Hubster has on TV, which is usually Nascar. :) By watch I mean walk by and glance at what is on. I do love the Olympic games, especially the swimming. :)

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    1. Hi, Karilyn! I *LOVE* the Olympics! It always makes me happy during those years. I enjoy the diving during the summer games and I love watching the downhill skiers. Can't wait for the games next year. :)

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  13. Thank you to everyone who stopped by today! I'm sorry I'm so late in replying. I have an evil day job and commenting on the iPhone doesn't work so well. :) I appreciate you all!

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  14. I love tennis; but watching not playing. The closest I've gotten to playing it is suffering from tennis elbow :p

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