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Friday, August 12, 2011

Sweet Saturday Samples: Mists of Eria (Fantasy Romance)

Welcome to another week of Sweet Saturday Samples, where authors share clean excerpts of their works!

This week, my G-rated lines are from Mists of Eria, a work in progress (WIP) fantasy romance. Since there will be sensual and fully-consummated love scenes in the story, the book has an overall rating of R.

Mists of Eria:

But as the few intertwined strands of auburn hair came to rest upon his hand, the remembrance of another such occasion sprang up. A chill of horror danced down his spine.

Memory and dream merged. Rising up before him in his mind was the dreamscape of the woman’s red hair spread across his pillow, along with the memory of a young girl’s hair. Once before, the veil had taken a plait of auburn hair, allowing it to float through the rift and wrap around his hand. Even though that incident had occurred a decade ago and the girl had been but an adolescent, he now arrived at a logical conclusion, one his mind rebelled at. But his assumption made sense. It was so simple, so elegant, so wrong.

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If you liked my sample, you might be interested in my published works. Check them out below!

Through the Rabbit Hole (a sweet romance novella):

Social worker Natalie Danvers never thought she would fall head first into her very own dimensional tear — straight into a fey lord’s lap. The handsome but infuriatingly vague Lorh insists she’s stuck in his land for three weeks and that only she can discover the reasons behind her appearance in TirAnn. Natalie’s convinced this is all nonsense until forgotten memories of Lorh and his siblings resurface and collide with reason. Just who and what is she to Lorh and his family?

Available at (clickable links):

Astraea Press


Barnes and Noble

All Romance

Captive, a sensual short fantasy romance

Emma finds herself at the mercy of someone who shouldn't even exist -- in a reality far removed from her own 21stcentury world. Even though her Elvin captor, Cian, is mysterious and handsome, she determines to keep herself aloof and return home.

This soon all changes as he wages a seductive war on her defenses that challenges everything she’s believed about love and life.

Available at (clickable links):

Books to Go Now


Barnes and Noble


Casea Major said...

I love this sample, Lisa. I don't remember this but his voice here makes me remember why I loved him so much in the beginning. I need to reread!

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Casea! I may have actually changed this part of the story since you last read it.

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Great sample. Need to

Sherry Gloag said...

Very intriguing :-)

Lindsay said...

Love this sample from the story.

Jenna said...

I'm sensing the connection here, but could be several possibilities. I definitely need to know more! Great sample.

Lisa Kumar said...

Definitely a connection there and probably the one you're thinking of, Jenna! Glad you enjoyed it.