Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The World of Draconia

Draconia Tales, book three
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Predicted from birth to be mates, Aryana and Fafnir spent their youth running from each other and pursuing their own dreams. Aryana sought power and magic, while Fafnir escaped to explore other lands and to find a love not dictated by cryptic prophecy.

But after Fafnir is captured and magically locked in his dragon form, he returns to Draconia. Ashamed and broken, he hides his true identity from everyone, hoping Aryana will find a spell that will return him to his human self.

The last thing Aryana needs or wants is to find out her mate still lives-for a mated female cannot be a priestess, let alone the High Priestess. Yet his dragon's presence brings out her true abilities. When opposing dreams collide, will love be the victor?

Draconia Tales, book two
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As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily--the ideal Watcher's woman--he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.

As her town's outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won't tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can't overcome her growing attraction to him.

Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher's claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul?

Draconia Tales, book one
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In a world where men can become dragons, Thoren is one of the most powerful. As a shape-shifting Draconi, Thoren wants nothing more than to continue searching for Halfling children, and returning them to Draconia. The last thing he wants or needs is a mate-until he meets Keara, an outcast unaware of the power that lies within her. Keara doesn't know what to make of Thoren or of the magic he practices. She learned early to keep her magic hidden-her witchy red hair and green eyes are burden enough. When Thoren offers his hand in place of a forced marriage with Lord Simon, Keara jumps at the chance to leave her town behind. But she fears Thoren will shun her when he discovers the truth about her abilities. Can Thoren convince Keara she is his lifemate, or will her secret talent be the wedge that drives them apart?
KARILYN BENTLEY'S  love of reading stories and preference of sitting in front of a computer at home instead of in a cube, drove her to pen her own works, blending fantasy and romance mixed with a touch of funny.

Her paranormal romance novella, Werewolves in London, placed in the Got Wolf contest and started her writing career as an author of sexy heroes and lush fantasy worlds.

Karilyn lives in North Texas with her own hunky hero, a psycho dog nicknamed Hell Hound, and a handful of colorful saltwater fish.

When asked, "Why Dragons?"
KARILYN'S ANSWER: I’ve always found dragons fascinating. They’re huge, scaly and pretty much the biggest, baddest things out there. Plus they have wings and can get places faster than walking. My dragons perform magic and turn into sexy men. Who doesn’t want a sexy man flying them places and protecting them from harm? <g>   

Today we have both the author and heroes from Karilyn Bentley's DRACONIA.
ANGI: Thoren, Enar or Fafnir… Do your heroes' names have special meanings?
KARILYN: Yes, they do! Well, two of them do. I made up Thoren's. <g> The name Fafnir means dragon and Enar means fighter in Old Norse. The names fit what is going on in their lives during the stories.

ANGI: What’s your favorite “love” word?
THOREN:  I call Keara Little One.
ENAR: I've always called Lily, Woman. But judging from the looks I'm now getting, I might want to change it to my love.
FAFNIR: My mate. I like the way Ari reacts when I call her that. <grins>

ANGI: What’s your favorite movie of all time?
KARILYN: This is harder than it sounds! I can't narrow it down to just one. I love the original Star Wars series and the Indiana Jones movies. Those are my favorites! And I can't forget the Harry Potter series and anything having to do with Thor. Most Marvel superhero movies. Okay, so I can't count. <g>

ANGI: What do you like best about Draconia?
THOREN:  The magic and sense of community.
ENAR: Friends and acceptance.
FAFNIR: It's home. After you've been locked in a cell for years all you want is to return home.

ANGI: Can you tell us something special about each of your heroes?
KARILYN: I'd love to! Enar tried to take over Thoren's book until I decided to give him his own story. <g> He's tough talking, but is a big softy with his woman. Thoren enjoys doing the housework for his mate, Keara. Fafnir flies across the sky with Aryana when no one is watching.

ANGI: If you were an action film star, who would you be?
THOREN:  Captain America
ENAR: Despite my resemblance to Thor, I'd have to choose John McLane from Die Hard.
FAFNIR: Spiderman. We're both hiding our identities.

ANGI’S GOTTA ASK: What's your favorite scene from all three books?

KARILYN'S GOTTA ANSWER: When Fafnir tells his daughter he's her father (she never realized who he was prior to then). It's not the reaction he expects. 

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UP NEXT for KARILYN: Another Draconia Tales story. This one features Jamie (the boy from the trilogy) and takes place about 20 years after Dragon Lover ends. Jamie's mate is Detective Ruby Parker from Denver. What do you do when the one you love is from another dimension? Stay tuned!

I'm also working on a contemporary fantasy series that isn't a romance, although it does have romantic elements. This series features a nurse empath who discovers a magical bracelet that gives her demon-slaying powers. Needless to say, she's not too happy about her new powers and even less happy to be followed by sexy hunk who may or may not have her best interests at heart. I'm really excited about this series!!

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KARILYN WANTS TO KNOWWhat is your favorite Easter candy?


  1. Thank you for having me back on GLIAS! I love coming here! And to kick off the question, my favorite Easter candy is spiced jelly beans.

  2. Thanks for coming back to visit, Karilyn. My favorite Easter candy...'s been so long since I've had any... Last year about this time, M&M had a special bag: white chocolate with almonds. I think I dreamt it because I could never find another bag. ~Angi

  3. M&M changes their flavors according to the season. :) You're not dreaming, I think I saw that bag last year. :) Yummy!!

    1. I took it to Dreamin' In it might have been my bag. LOL

  4. Hi, Karilyn. I love hearing your dragon lover's thoughts! Congratulations on the new series. My favorite EAster candy is... marshmallow rabbits.

  5. Hi Vicki,
    Thank you for stopping by!! Marshmallow rabbits sound yummy, especially if covered in chocolate! Happy Reading!

  6. Hi Karilyn!!
    I've been down with a virus this week and it gave me a little glorious time to read - I'm reading your Dragon Lover! and I'm enjoying it. Good story! Thanks!

    I LOVE the dragons in your stories. Very fun. I just adore dragons and your books are full of them. YAY!

    Easter candy. Hhhmmm.Well, I'm always willing to chomp down on a chocolate Easter bunny.

  7. anything chocolate

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  8. Hi Kathleen! I'm so glad that you are enjoying Dragon Lover!! You just made my day! I too love those chocolate bunnies. Anything chocolate. Well, almost anything chocolate. :)

    Happy Reading!!

  9. Hi bn100! Thank you for stopping by! I'm with you, I love almost all things chocolate!

    Happy Reading!

  10. Karilyn! Welcome to Get Lost in a Story. I've just added Dragon Lover to my tbr pile. Sounds fantastic.

  11. Thank you Donnell!!! I hope you enjoy!