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Book One in the Guardians series
Sometimes, a mysterious stranger can be your saving grace. When Siobhan Whelan finds herself at the end of her rope and a step away from the Here After, only the kind actions of a late night Good Samaritan stop her untimely exit. As she opens her eyes, she finds herself face to face with the most gorgeous man she has ever seen and her world turns inside out.
Malakai Vadim, Guardian Warrior, has been fighting the dark forces of the Rogue Warriors for nearly seven centuries. But after fate sent him to find a beauteous pixie on Suicide Bridge, his life has new purpose. Now, Kai discovers that his ancient enemy has his evil gaze fixed on the woman who has called to his soul as no other has. Is he strong enough to save her again? Can his love save them both?
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Book Two in the Guardians series
Kidnapped and tortured for days, grad student Calliope Vandeen is sure her pleas for mercy have fallen on deaf ears. But when she hears a seductive voice in her head, followed by a towering warrior straight out of her ancient history textbooks, she begins to believe in fairy tale endings. Swept into a world of living heroes with magical powers, Cal must call upon her deepest wells of strength…if her captors have left anything alive within her.
Galen Alexiou is one of the oldest Guardian Warriors, serving the cause for almost 2,500 years. Never once did he think he would find his spiritmate, much less that she would call to him across the Void. But when he hears the voice calling for help, he realizes that not only is she real, but she’s in deadly danger at the hands of Rogue Stefan de Coldreto, an ancient enemy with a ruthless gift. With this mysterious young beauty in his hands, he must learn how his enemies found the female who holds the key to his salvation, and destroy this evil before it claims both Calliope’s life, and his very soul…
Tessa McFionn is a very native Californian and has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Northern California and Orange County, only to return to San Diego to work as a teacher. Insatiably curious and imaginative, she loves to learn and discover, making her wicked knowledge of trivial facts an unwelcomed guest at many Trivial Pursuit boards. She also finds her artistic soul fed through her passions for theatre, dance and music, as well as the regular trip to The Happiest Place on Earth with friends and family.
Jillian: Is there a playlist you’d recommend for reading your latest release?
Tessa: Ooh. I love to listen to music as I write. Each character has a different soundtrack. In my latest book, Spirit Bound, I listened to a very ecclectic mix of heavy metal and electronica. Disturbed and Tiesto were huge influences in my story. My boys tend to listen to the hard stuff.
Jillian: What sound or noise do you love?
Tessa: My favorite sound is the surf. Oddly enough, I don’t like the beach that much. I know, and to be a native Southern Californian, that’s practically a stoning offense. I do hit the beach at night and usually during the winter. But I do have a recording of the surf on my phone and listen to it when I need a recharge.
Jillian: Describe your favorite kind of hero to read/write?
Tessa: I love a hero who refuses to give up on love. He doesn’t necessarily have to have had a horrible past, but he needs to have a caring heart and a fiercely protective streak. Gotta have a strong female to balance him out and to bring out all the good in him.
Jillian: Be honest, when reading 1st person...do you miss the hero’s POV?
Tessa: Oh gods yes!!! I want to know what’s going on in his mind, not to mention any other characters. I feel that while in real life, we can’t know what others are thinking, fiction is always so far from real and I wanna know what is going on in everyone’s mind!
Jillian: What do you do to unwind and relax?
Tessa: My favorite way to reconnect is gonna sound a little strange. But for me, the best unwind day is spent at Disneyland. My husband bought me an Annual Passport for my birthday about four years ago and I just can’t imagine not having one. I love a play day at the House that Walt built!
Jillian: Do you read reviews of your books? If so, do you pay any attention to them, or let them influence your writing.
Tessa: I do. I check Amazon and Goodreads regularly to see if I have any new responses. I make it a point to say thank you for every review I receive, even the odd ones. I listen to the feedback, but I don’t change things because someone didn’t like a character or event.
Jillian: What’s your favorite kid joke?
Tessa: Oh I have to do this one! Worst joke ever! Why are elephants big, gray and wrinkley? Because if they were small, round and white, they’d be aspirins.
Tessa has a question for commenters: Who is your favorite superhero? Tessa has giveaways for two lucky commenters. One prize is an ecopy of Spirit Fall, the other is an ecopy of Spirit Bound, both prizes include a swag pack! Remember to leave your contact information in comments for a chance to win one of the prizes. Winners will be chosen by Randomizer.
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