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Irresistible Indigo by Jessamyn Kingley: Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Exclusive Excerpt from Irresistible Indigo

by Jessamyn Kingley

“Aleksander told me you saved Dra’Kaedan’s life,” Mac told his mate.

“No, I didn’t do that,” Idris insisted. “I helped Chand and Dre’Kariston. They saved his life.”

Chander lifted his head from the book he was reading. “That’s a bunch of bullshit. We had seconds to get the dust from the Cwylld rocks out of his chest. You’d already figured out how to use your magic to do so, despite not knowing even the most basic of spells. If it weren’t for you, we might’ve lost him.”

“You saved me too,” Renny said. “You got the dust out of my arm. I would’ve died without you.”

“Sounds to me like you’re a hero, Idris,” Mac remarked.

“That’s exactly what he is,” Dra’Kaedan responded.

“He’s terrible at taking credit for the good stuff he does,” Delaney told Mac.

“Don’t tell my mate I’m terrible at stuff,” Idris said crossly. “I’m trying to get him to like me.”

“All they’ve told me is that at your core, you’re a modest person. There’s nothing wrong with that,” Mac told him.

“Don’t worry Idris, it’s impossible not to like you,” Delaney assured him. “Though I’m your best friend, so I’d probably lie and say you were cool even if you were a shithead since he’s your mate.”

Idris patted Delaney’s back. “You’re a good friend.”

“I think I should take you and your best friends out for burgers and beer,” Mac announced.

Duff’s brows drew together in confusion. “I can’t drink.”

“You get root beer,” Mac responded.

“But I hate root beer. It tastes like ass.”

“So does juice,” Chander threw in.

“What kind of juice?” Idris asked. “I like orange. It’s pretty good.”

All juice,” Chander retorted.

“Bunch of picky-ass people,” Mac said. “Duff gets a sippy cup of milk since he doesn’t like root beer.”

“If I’m drinking out of a sippy cup, you better make sure I get crayons and shit like they give to little kids.”

“I’ll buy you a damn coloring book,” Mac replied.

“I don’t want a lame one.”

“Get one with unicorns,” Dra’Kaedan suggested. “And dragons.”

“Dragons are a given,” Mac said.

“Should Duff and I really be going on a date with you and Idris?” Delaney asked.

“No worries, Del. Idris and I will go out alone as well, but it’s important we all get to know one another since I’m the one in charge of protecting your ass,” Mac replied.

“I think your mate likes me. He called me Del, and he’s talking about my ass,” Delaney teased Idris.

“I want him to like you guys,” Idris assured his friend.

“Del does have a nice ass,” Dra’Kaedan remarked.

“If I said that, I’d be set on fire,” Brogan grumbled as he took an empty box from Dra’Kaedan.

“All right, sweetheart. Give me some books, so Victor will stop glaring at me like I’m not doing anything,” Mac told Idris.

Idris handed him a stack from the box he’d opened. “These are more necro ones.” He grew a little warm at the term of endearment and Mac’s handsome smile.

“Hey, Chand. This scroll mentions demons,” Dre’Kariston called out. Chander dropped the book in his hand and raced over to the warlock’s side. There was little information in their world to be found on the demonic blood in Chander’s veins, so he had to be excited about the prospect of learning something new.

“I can only read portions of this,” Chander said.

“A language you don’t know? It must be something very obscure,” Vadimas observed as he joined the men reading the scroll.

“Do you think it could be a demonic language?” Chander asked.

“I suppose it’s a possibility, but I don’t know for sure,” Vadimas remarked.

“I don’t suppose you can read demonic,” Mac teased Idris.

“No, Del’s the world’s only dark wizard,” Idris responded and hoped his friend didn’t mind the nickname Mac coined for him.

One black brow rose in amazement. “The only dark wizard. Are you serious?”

“Yes,” Vadimas answered from across the room. “We’re quite proud to have the first wizard interested in a new vein of magic. He’s had to blaze his own path and invent an entirely unique way of using his power. Between him and the extraordinary speed Idris has reached Arcanist, the Spectra Wizardry has a great deal to be proud of.”

“It’s because the leader of the wizards is amazing,” Delaney said to Mac.

“That’s an opinion, not a fact,” Vadimas retorted. “Most importantly, I will soon have two remarkably accomplished wizards helping me lead our people.”

“Honestly, I’m still astonished one of those incredible men is my mate,” Mac replied. Idris grinned at him. He wanted a reason to be close to him, so he walked over and petted Roger, who didn’t budge from Mac’s shoulder. He wished he could be as close to Mac as his familiar.

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Cover Reveal: Irresistible Indigo by Jessamyn Kingley

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Irresistible Indigo

by Jessamyn Kingley

A young wizard, a noble duke, and the potion that changes D’Vaire forever.

Since arriving at the Draconis Court of D’Vaire at the age of sixteen, Idris has done everything he can think of to make his new family proud of him. After five years of challenging work, he is finally poised to reach the highest rank within the Spectra Wizardry. The only glaring thing missing is his mate. While he may be young, Idris wants to share his heart with his other half, so he asks Fate to send him a nice dragon who will be kind to him and his familiar. He does not want to be demanding but Idris knows without him he won’t be complete.

Duke Macardle “Mac” Stenetdraconis’s days are centered around his amazing grandparents who raised him. When his grandfather suggests he apply for a new duke position at Court D’Vaire, he is intrigued. It is a place that has opened its doors as a sanctuary and he’s drawn to the idea of helping others. When he arrives, he finds himself with a small dragon familiar on his lap. Minutes later, the owner of that familiar saunters through the door and Mac’s heart is instantly hooked on the irresistible wizard. Determined to make Idris his, the pair soon find themselves tested by life. Their love turns out to the anchor Mac cannot do without while Idris opens the door to a new future for his family.blogger_bee_trans

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Honorary Blogger Jessamyn Kingley: Why the Decision to Release With a New Title and Cover? + Excerpt & Giveaway!

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Why the Decision to Release With a New Title and Cover?

by Jessamyn Kingley

It all started with the cover. I first published Book 1 in 2015 and the second book, Sentinel’s Dagger, wasn’t released until 2017. I used the same cover artist, but she chose a different look and feel when she designed Book 2. I was in love with it and she has carried that theme through the next six books I published. It was automatic that when I re-released it I would have her design something that fit in with the entire D’Vaire series to make them cohesive. I also realized I had published eight stories centered around a home ruled by a dragon shifter and I hadn’t picked a cover that showed their majesty.

With the decision made to redo the look, I couldn’t help but consider the title. It was originally called Grand Redemption which I can honestly say never seemed like the perfect fit. I struggled with naming it and though I have with others none so intensely as Book 1. Grand was supposed to reflect Dra’Kaedan’s title and the word redemption referred to many of the different things going on in the story. However, none of that redemption was fully realized in the first book. There are story arcs that have carried over for some characters up to twelve stories while others are still waiting for it. Redemption is only beginning in the book. So, since I had the opportunity to consider other options I seized it. I wanted something that spoke of not only Dra’Kaedan and Brogan but the series as a whole. Dra’Kaedan’s Coven was the answer to that, I didn’t even have to consider other choices. I just wish I had thought of it the first time around. If I had, there’s no way I would have changed it!

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Book Review: Dra’Kaedan’s Coven by Jessamyn Kingley

Reviewed by Nikyta

Title: Dra’Kaedan’s Coven
Author: Jessamyn Kingley
Series: D’Vaire #1
Heroes: Ayden & Brogan
Genre: M/M Fantasy
Length: 287 pages
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: August 30, 2018
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads

Blurb: Dra’Kaedan of Leolinnia was born with a mark of Fate proclaiming that someday he would be the Grand Warlock. Standing in his way is Carvallius of Mallent who is desperate to rule the warlocks. His granddaughter Latarian has little magic so Carvallius concocts a plan to kidnap Dra’Kaedan to steal his power. After carving spells into Dra’Kaedan’s back, he begins life anew as Latarian’s familiar whom she calls Ayden. With no memory of his past, the pair are shuffled off to a cottage while Carvallius enlists the help of a brutal elven tribe to rob Dra’Kaedan of his future title. The tactic backfires, and the Coven of Warlocks is destroyed.

Minutes after Brogan shifts into a dragon for the first time, his best friend is banished from their court. Loyal to the core, Brogan follows Aleksander through the castle gates of their old home. Fate turns Aleksander into a king and Court D’Vaire is established. Considered cursed by dragonkind the D’Vaire’s are ostracized. After six centuries of loneliness Brogan leaves his family desperate to find his mate. He has no idea Fate has intervened and sent his other half right to Aleksander’s doorstep.

As a familiar Ayden struggles between a voice inside him that insists he is something more and Latarian’s stringent set of rules. He finds himself torn as he and Brogan try to find common ground. Can the pair find love and will Dra’Kaedan find out his true destiny before it’s too late?
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