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"The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge." Albert Einstein




Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sweet Saturday Samples

Welcome to Sweet Saturday Samples! My sample is from Bound by the Mist, a full-length fantasy romance that's coming out in Feb.

The setup: our heroine, Cal, has just awakened in a room of mist, where she meets someone unexpected.



All too soon, reality crashed down, hard. Panic followed behind like a close friend. If there had been walls, they would've been closing in on her, crushing and suffocating her. Oh, god. Oh, god.

“My lady, who are you, and what are we doing here?” An elegant sounding voice icily cut into Cal’s thoughts, disrupting her comforting mantra and returning her to the mist.

The voice, it was...it sounded....

She froze before she jerked around. In spite of the mist, she instantly recognized that noble face and bearing. That hair, there was no mistaking it.

Arctic air infiltrated her veins, and she felt her features go slack.

Thinking to clear her eyes, she rubbed them. The reason for all her therapy still stood in front of her, the very same one from her dreams, from the glen. Her throat strangled any words that tried to form. But he’d demanded an answer from her, along with her name. Even though old tales concerning the power of names blared in her head, she couldn’t resist his pull.



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Bound by the Mist Blurb


A magic that's fading

Relian has lived a life that hasn’t changed in millennia, and he likes it that way. As Prince of the Erian people, he has his conscripted duties. And a human, even one as desirable as Cal, does not fit into them. But as the enemy darkindred knock on the borders and the magic of his people fades, he might just have to find room.

A love that's binding

College Student Cal Weston spends a good portion of her time trying to keep people from thinking she's crazy, including herself. And with good reason. But her carefully constructed reality is turned upside down when she discovers that Relian, the seductive elvin prince who has been starring in her sensuous fantasies, isn’t merely a myth and his magical kingdom really exists. Now she’s bound to an elf and stuck in a land where no one, least of all Relian, is willing to spill any answers about the truth of her arrival.

Two people, two worlds meet in the mist

Even as love grows between them, can they lay aside their differences to embrace a life together?

24 comments:

Lia Davis said...

Great sample! I can't wait for release day.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Lia!

I know you have some release dates coming up in the future, so let us know when they are!

Carrie Ann Ryan said...

Oh nice sample!!

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Carrie!

D'Ann said...

Oh, very nice!

Lisa Kumar said...

Thank, D'Ann!

Jennifer Lowery (Kamptner) said...

Really good sample! Left me wanting more! Thanks for sharing!

Tammy said...

Nice! Thanks for sharing...

Stacey Brutger said...

Nice sneak peak! I'd read more. :)

Sandy N. said...

Good description of Cal's reaction to Relian. I'm looking forward to learning more about this world you've created and how it clashes with Cal's reality.

Lisa Kumar said...

Jennifer--Glad it grabbed your interest!

Tammy--Thanks for stopping by!

Stacey--Glad it didn't scare you away, lol!

Sandy--Thanks! It's definitely a learning experience for Cal--and Relian.

Brenda said...

Holy smokes, awesome sample. I'm so excited for your release. Do you know what day in Feb? I would love to mark it down so I can buy it as soon as it comes out.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Brenda! I never know which lines to share. I like them all! Glad to know they grabbed your interest.

I'm just waiting on the cover art, then I'll put the story up on Amazon and B&N. I can't wait!

Brenda said...

Please, as soon as you know, can you let me know? I'm serious, I want to buy this book!!!!

Lisa Kumar said...

Brenda--Will do! Lol, it's great to know I will make at least one sale! That really makes my day knowing that someone is waiting for my book to come out! Thanks for offering your encouragement and kind words!

SherryGLoag said...

Enticing sample, so want to know more. Best wishes with your release.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks for stopping by, Sherry!

Casea Major said...

I love this scene. Can't wait for the cover. Congrats on the upcoming release.

Lindsay said...

Great sample to tease us with.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Casea! This is one of my favorite scenes, too.

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Lindsay!

carrieannebrownian said...

Great sample! It really made me want to read more.

Jenna said...

I can hear his voice so clearly in just that one sentence! Can't wait to see how she replies. Great sample!

Lisa Kumar said...

Thanks, Jenna! Glad his voice came out so strong. While characters can be so vivid and 'alive' in my mind, I always worry if I'm accurately conveying that on the page.