thanks to Diane for allowing me to be on her blog today. I’m here to talk about
my story Avenging Aingeal in the wonderful anthology Mystic Realms. It’s
release day for me and a great time to reflect upon the origins of this story.
always been intrigued about elementals. You know those people who seem to be
able to control the powers of air, water, earth and fire. Most of us are
familiar with them through the X-Men series but there they are considered
mutants and not necessarily a human’s friend.
my stories, yes there will be more to come, they are the world’s only hope from…well…if
I told you that then you’d know the whole story. There is a twist to my tales
but it’s not the normal one seen in urban fantasy books though everyone who has
been saved by a Protector swears they are angels.
in a way they are. But let’s be honest, there isn’t enough of them to go around
and we’ll see that more and more as the series goes on. Now back to the
decided early on I didn’t want a normal elemental so I gave each of them a gift
besides their normal powers. Each of them have the power of electricity. Now
some people would say that should go to the air elemental but in all honesty, the
ability to make electricity lies in every aspect of being an elemental. It’s
generated in the air in storms, it travels through water and earth and fire,
all whom can carry the added punch of electricity. What better way to defend
yourself than to make electric orbs as necessary?
I’d always known what elementals were or what I considered them. I knew they
were of nature but were magical as well. They personify a specific force of
nature and controls all the natural power derived from that element.
I didn’t know were a few things such as the belief in their existence was
almost universal in the realms of ancient religions such as paganism. I also
didn’t realize that they abide in every natural substance known to man such as
trees, rivers, plants, bogs, mountains, minerals, air, clouds and on and on.
didn’t know they are considered a lower type of nature spirit who maintain the
natural harmony of the planet. They are ruled by archangels and are comprised
of gnomes, sylphs, undines, salamanders, elves, water babies, brownies…well…you
get the idea. Almost everything we as authors use in writing fantasy of any
kind are considered a type of elemental. And that was definitely a new concept
I’ve read tons of fantasy books and am a die-hard Tolkien fan but until I
studied the elementals, I never knew they were nearly every character I loved
from those stories. Of course, being a writer, I do twist everything I know or
learn into the weaving of my own tales. That’s what we’re supposed to do but to
read and understand the history, it gives writers that extra edge to tell our
hope you enjoyed this little foray into the background of my story. Now here
are the particulars to the anthology, Mystic Realms, and my tale, Avenging
goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright? While the answers for each
may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you wary.
vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never suspect, this
set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.
don’t be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism of romance in
many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet, soothing, spine
promise…you won’t be sorry.
by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…
Cochran is on a mission to save humanity from itself when suddenly she’s
staring head-on at her forgotten past. Lukas Everhard must bring her up to
speed regarding the real enemy before allowing himself to love her completely.
In learning about her past and mission, Aingeal realizes the best is yet to be
and she will do anything to protect those she loves. For Lukas, Aingeal is the mission.
have some great giveaways going on and hope you’d check them all out. You can
find out all about them at my blog.
and I hope to see you all around in my world.
Award-winning author Lynn Crain writes full-time, weaving contemporary, fantasy, futuristic and paranormal tales, tame to erotic. Her home is in the desert southwest with her husband of 32 years. Readers can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org
or her website at http://www.lynncrain.com
Title of My Book: Avenging Aingeal
Series Title: Protectors of the
Date Published: (Published in
the Mystic Realms anthology)
To my husband, Gordon, for all the years, thick and thin, and never
allowing me to give up on my dream
To my boys, Tom and Kyle, you make my world brighter. To my
daughter-in-laws, Kim and Bianca, you are
so much! And to the grandsons, Joseph and Michael, no, you may be too young to
read this now…but someday you will…you will forever keep me young.
28 (Times Roman
The importance of
family through self-discovery.
: A young woman
with elemental powers must learn who she is before she can help save the Earth.
: Bound by
vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…
Aingeal Cochran is on a mission to save humanity from itself when
suddenly she’s staring head-on at her forgotten past. Lukas Everhard must bring
her up to speed regarding the real enemy before allowing himself to love her
completely. In learning about her past and mission, Aingeal realizes the best
is yet to be and she will do anything to protect those she loves. For Lukas,
eyebrow, I stared at him. No one in this facility could begin to hold a candle
to me and I knew it. Worse, they knew it. “Whatever gave you the idea any one could
kick my butt? Cause I know you can’t.” I sat there and listened to his buddies
all crack up as Jonathan’s ears turned red. Now this
was something I could really get into.
of Lukas Everhard?” The flash of puppy-like adoration almost made me lose it
joking right? Everhard
?” I couldn’t contain myself any longer and
laughed so hard tears flowed from my eyes.
That would be the day.
a bitch who won’t know what hit her.” His face took on a hard edge and if I
hadn’t been so bored, I might have backed away.
just an ass who will.” The orb bobbed in my hand as I stood, dangerously close
to being thrown when something huge grabbed my wrist.
“You know the
rules here. No fighting in the mess hall.”
The object didn’t remove itself from my body.
furious, jerking my arm away, energy in both hands now and was stopped short by
the man who stood before me. I was not a small woman, yet this man dwarfed
me. Slowly, my gaze moved from his chest
to his wide shoulders to his face and stopped there. Ice blue eyes stared at me
without one bit of emotion attached to the look. He’s one cold cookie.
blinked rapidly almost as if I had been hit in the gut. This man was not going
to take my crap in any way, shape or form. While I might be able to fool Darien
somewhat as I had learned since I had arrived, I would never be able to fool
was the fact I felt more aware of him sexually than I had been with anyone
else. Ever. There was a charisma about him which made me want to throw myself
into his arms and beg to be taken. And
it was more than his physical appearance because if truth be told, this man
looked good…the best I had ever seen…again a rarity for me to note. It was as
if he were palpable under my hands even though we weren’t touching. My crotch
tightened once more and I shook my head to clear my errant thoughts.
“Told you.” A
snide voice commented somewhere off to my left.
I turned to
look at my accuser, electricity leaping to my hand yet again. Some days I
couldn’t control it at all. This could be a problem.
front of me, the big man’s forefinger jabbed my chest in a hard push. “You. Me.
In the sparring room immediately.”
I watched as
he walked out the door, all predatory-like and with more purpose than I had
seen anyone in this place have since my arrival. I eyed everyone else and
realized it wouldn’t matter what I said, they were going to see if their man
could best me. Sighing, I also knew I had brought this on myself. Vowing to
make his fall gentle, I shook my head and followed him down the main corridor,
wondering if I should even bother to introduce myself. I ran up to walk next to
him and before I could even start, I was cut off by his raised hand.
bother. I know who you are.” He kept his eyes straight forward.
watched him for a minute. “Yeah, but I don’t know who you are, now do I?”
He stopped in
front of the sparring room door. “And that should make a difference how?”
Shoving it open, he waved a hand. “Ladies first.”
“As if I’d
fall for that one,” I muttered more to myself than anyone.
me, he shook his head. “Look one of us has to go in first. The door isn’t big
enough for us to go side by side.”
said through clenched teeth. This would end bad, I could feel it in my bones.
This book has adult
situations and is meant to be read by those over 18.
(Sometimes if you
have a print and ebook, you will have more than one ISBN.)
Anthology Title: Mystic Realms
Date Published: April 10, 2018
What goes bump in the night? What causes you a fright? While the
answers for each may vary, I promise that these stories will not leave you
From vampires and demons to shifters and creatures that you’d never
suspect, this set will leave you breathless in the best possible ways.
So, don’t be afraid. Come, step inside our realm. Allow the mysticism
of romance in many shapes and forms fall over you like a veil of sweet,
soothing, spine tingling comfort.
We promise…you won’t be sorry.
Secrets of the Hollows (Book 2)
- Nicole Morgan
What’s a girl to do once she falls in love with a demon?
Gabriel thought he’d do anything to earn his way back into Heaven. He
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Avenging Aingeal (Protectors of
the Earth 1) - Lynn Crain
Bound by vengeance, she is humanity’s one hope…
Her Fate, His Mate (Wolves of
Windsor Woods) - Krista Ames
Can she accept all he is and all he stands for?
Sleeping in the Dragon’s Den -
His Hungry Dragon My Curious Desire; His Tattoo Curse My Wet Dreams
Dark Side of the Moon - Laura
Vampire rentboy vs. the world.
Angel Vindicated - Viola
Some sins are hard to avoid...
A Wolf’s Touch - Christine
Can she love him--wolf and all?
Dr. Magic (Vampire Island, Book
1) - Jo Grafford
One more dance with the devil...
Betrayed by her two forced mates, she hides within Vampira.
Love unites them in the mists of time.
Silent Storm - Sadie Carter
Sometimes the monster is the good guy...
Tangled Sin - Georgia Lyn Hunter
She was the light in his eternal darkness...
Seduction’s Scent - C.I. Black
Giving in to temptation threatens everything.
Ghost Mate - D. Anne Paris
She was going to kill him even though he was already dead.
Living on the Edge (Clan Book 1)
- Laverne Thompson
Mate wanted. Dead or alive.
The Warrior’s Curse - M. Elliott
& T. Eden
What comes next may be the end of it all.
Three Days From Hell - Dariel
Can a permanent resident of Third Hell be trusted?
Just Tell Me What You Want -
Her wishes will leave him breathless…