Happy Release Day Playing with Magic!! #newrelease #dark #erotic #fantasy #eartg #kindle

Playing MagicToday Playing with Magic is out! Continue one with Autumn, the element of Earth and her cousin Anatha, element of fire.

*Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations. Dark Erotic Fantasy, Menage- M/M/F, M/F, M/M*

Autumn is having new disturbing dreams. They have all left the mall, and have found a small town to live in. Life has mellowed out. Or so she thought. Autumn’s parents tell her a secret they have been holding since she was little. This one secret turns her world sideways. And then Rowan and River tell her they would like to go to Florida to see about their families. Turning her world upside down.

With her secret out in the open. Autumn and Anatha discover they each have a twin, and are given the opportunity to go with them to Fontane, a magical town where they were raised. Autumn thinks by going along she can stop the dreams and protect her guys. Being with their brothers feel right, but Autumn longs for both her men while a handsome witch ignites Anatha’s passions. But Fontane is ran by elders and the stars, and the elders will do whatever they can to make sure the elements fulfill their chosen path.

One thing after another goes wrong for all of them starting with a visit from a hellhound, a trip to jail, cannibals, sexy strangers, and a zombie cult. Will they survive to see their friends and families again? Or will Autumn’s dream come true?

playingwithmagicbanGet it here: http://www.amazon.com/Playing-Magic-Elemental-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00V2D452S/

Haven’t read Awaken the Elements book 1 in the Elemental Trilogy Now is the perfect time to get it! Today only it is .99. And you can start from the beginning.

*Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations. Dark Erotic Fantasy, Menage- M/M/F, M/F, M/M*

Autumn has tried all her life to be normal, and it worked mostly. But Autumn is not normal. She doesn’t know exactly what she is or why she is so different. She does know that she can make plants grow without water or dirt, she can talk to trees, and when she is mad she can make the earth move around her. There is one other person who is different like her, Anatha, her cousin. But the two have never really gotten along.

As a virus sweeps the globe, making people seek government sanctioned safe houses. Autumn and Anatha’s family find themselves in an unlikely safe house. But they are not alone; there are friends, ex-friends, ex-boyfriends, a reunited boy band, and a wannabe rapper. Friendships grow and jealousies run crazy, as two men spark a passion in Autumn she had never felt before.

During their first summer, Autumn and Anatha, perform a summer solstice ritual which awakens the magic inside them, leading them on the path towards their destiny. But first they need to learn to control the magic that is in them as well as learn to get along, or they will destroy everything around them.

Get it here: http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Elements-Elemental-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00IFV9RCS

giveaway

But I am also doing a fun giveaway to celebrate the release of Playing with Magic and giving away a signed copy of Awaken the Elements and some other books, plus a grand prize $25 amazon gift card!

Click on the link and just complete the tasks, and your entered!

http://www.rafflecopter.com/rafl/display/0e6394be30/?

 

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I am celebrating 2 new releases with a bunch of GIVEAWAYS! #newrelease #celebrating #giveaways

playingwithmagicbanMonday is the release of the second Elemental Trilogy book Playing with Magic. It is a dark erotic fantasy. Not for everyone, but if you like fantasy that is dark and erotic check our Awaken the Elements book 1 which will be .99 on release day this Monday!!

Playing with Magic:

Autumn is having new disturbing dreams. They have all left the mall, and have found a small town to live in. Life has mellowed out. Or so she thought. Autumn’s parents tell her a secret they have been holding since she was little. This one secret turns her world sideways. And then Rowan and River tell her they would like to go to Florida to see about their families. Turning her world upside down.

With her secret out in the open. Autumn and Anatha discover they each have a twin, and are given the opportunity to go with them to Fontane, a magical town where they were raised. Autumn thinks by going along she can stop the dreams and protect her guys. Being with their brothers feel right, but Autumn longs for both her men while a handsome witch ignites Anatha’s passions. But Fontane is ran by elders and the stars, and the elders will do whatever they can to make sure the elements fulfill their chosen path.

One thing after another goes wrong for all of them starting with a visit from a hellhound, a trip to jail, cannibals, sexy strangers, and a zombie cult. Will they survive to see their friends and families again? Or will Autumn’s dream come true?

fallingstarsbannerAlso this weekend I am celebrating the release of Falling Stars by my really awesome friend Krys Janae. This is the sequel to my Seeing Stars. We have dubbed it the Starstruck Series. Krys loved Alisa so much she had more she wanted to do with her. So Alisa lives on, and the story is HOT and fun and sad. But if you haven’t read Seeing Stars Tuesday is the day to get it for FREE!! Just for Tuesday!

Falling Stars:

You met them in Seeing Stars, and now they’re back. After celebrating the success of their movie Gateway and a leapFallingStarsSmallerWebUse into wedded bliss, Alisa and Logan Rider separate for a few months as they each venture into their own new thing: Logan is cast in a high-budget action film which is the stepping stone into the next chapter of his stardom, while Alisa has become a writer on the TV show Family Insurance, showing great interest in not only producing the show but casting as well. Since Logan will be busy with his movie, the studio hires Evan Gable, an up and coming director in the independent market, to help on the Gateway sequel.

Alisa’s first impression of Evan leaves a sour taste in her mouth, but when she is sent on a scouting trip to New York City with him, she sees a different side of him. Feelings begin to develop, but Alisa is determined to keep him at a safe distance. She’s in love with her husband, Logan.

When she gets back to Los Angeles, Alisa discovers a terrible secret her husband has been hiding, leaving her an emotional mess. She thought she had it all. She thought she was finally content. After finding her Prince Charming, and expecting a happy ending, Alisa becomes torn between loving him and leaving him. Can she forgive him a second time?

Falling Stars is the sequel to Seeing Stars by Ellie Potts.

So to CELEBRATE!!

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Grand Prize is a $25 Amazon Gift Card!

1 Paperback Copy of Awaken the Elements

1 Paperback Copy of Seeing Stars

1 Paperback Copy of Blood Witch

1 Paperback Copy of Space Rebels

To enter check out the Rafflecopter here:

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The Question this weekend- How do you like your romance? Hot and Steamy, sweet, historical bodice ripper, down and dirt?

Snippet Sunday with the first Chapter of Playing with Magic! #preorder

Playing Magic

You can PRE-ORDER Playing with Magic!!! Link coming soon!

Chapter 1

Autumn ran around in the darkness, her heart thumping in her chest with worry.

Lost.

Stop, she told herself. Where are you?

She stopped to look around, straining her eyes in the dark. She could see nothing but thick blackness surrounding her.

Don’t look with your eyes, her head told her.

She closed her eyes and reached out with her magic. She sensed she was not outside. She felt as if she was in something … but what? She reached out, further searching for Earth life.

“It’s all long dead,” a voice said behind her.

“If only we had heeded their warning,” another voice said beside her. It sounded familiar. “It was your choice.  Death would have been better.”

She heard soft weeping in the darkness, “I should have listened.” Autumn held her breath and felt her heart sink into her stomach. She knew that voice. The weeping continued, and she wanted the voice to speak again. Her ears must have been playing tricks, because it couldn’t be.  She wanted to be wrong. She needed to be wrong.

“It’s my fault,” the voice sounded in the darkness.

Her voice: older, sadder.

Her hand covered her mouth. “No.” Her knees felt weak beneath her.

“Yes,” a voice replied so close to her ear that she could feel a warm breath on her neck. Rot enveloped her senses, and her stomach heaved. “You killed us, locking us in a prison.”

She knew this voice too and shook her head. “You’re okay,” she said weakly as something slimy grabbed her arm tightly. The touch of rotting skin against hers made her want to scream.  She didn’t want to see who the hand belonged to.

Slowly she turned. She wanted to close her eyes, but they wouldn’t cooperate. At first she couldn’t comprehend what she was seeing, and then the figure came into focus. Dingy black hair and dead brown eyes stared at her; not cold, but dead. The face she had been so used to seeing every morning since they’d been together. She shook her head, stepping back.

“No, no,” she repeated over and over again and took another step back. She walked into something fleshy.

She turned her head, and the corpse smiled, his teeth, broken and black. She had seen those teeth before, in a dream. “You did this,” River accused.

“You did this to us all.” Rowan raised his black, rot-filled, hand and moved it closer so she could see better. “Look what we’ve become because of you.”

Laughter filled her head. It wasn’t Rowan’s laughter but a cold laughter she’d heard before. Light engulfed the darkness, and she saw she was standing in a cave. The people who belonged to the voices were gone, but zombie Rowan and zombie River stood still, watching her with their dead eyes.

“It’s not really you; this is just a dream,” she whispered, close to tears, willing herself awake.

“Are you sure?” Arawen asked, his voice low and sensual as he walked out of the shadows.

“Go away!” She yelled.

“You speak so to your king?” He walked to her reaching out, touching her hair, petting her as if she were a dog. “You’re God, your only hope of living.” His silver eyes penetrated hers, and she could feel the stirring of magic inside her.

Calmness filled her as he continued. “You are not my god,” she said placidly.

“I will be, my element of Earth. You will help me live.” He wrapped his hand in her hair and tugged gently.

She called for her energy, and as he tightened his grip, she declared, “This is not real!”

“But it is, or will be.” Arawen bent towards her neck. She knew as soon as his lips touched her, whatever magic he was using would seal a spell. “You should give in, my pet, and help me freely.”

She released her energy, and the living pulse of green light flared brightly. Her magic pushed Arawen away with such force, he took a handful of her hair as he hit the cavern wall.

“No!” She ran into the darkness. Darkness was better than being in the light with the undeads: Rowan, River, and the King of the Underworld.

His voice followed her, laughing, “You will.”

 

****

With Arawen’s vision over, he knew Earth had awaked. “My, my, it seems my little witch is getting more powerful every day.”

He sat with his bare leg draped over an arm of the throne, staring off into space. His thoughts troubled him. I have to get to them, but how? He thought of the witch’s friends, and an evil smile appeared on his handsome face.

“Orran!” He called as he scooted to sit normally.

The short, red, hunter tunic moved with him as if part of him, barely flashing anything hidden underneath. The little creature of his bidding ran up to him, bowing his head to the floor. Orran, his best slave, stood three feet tall. He looked at its clothes with disgust, if you could call them that. They looked more like rags. Filthy dirt-colored rags that barely hid any of his body.

“Yes, Master,” Orran said in a thick slithering voice as he dropped to his knees in front of the throne.

“Call the hounds.”

Fear from the other slaves ran through the room, lighting his body on fire. He fed off of it. He licked his lips. It almost made him dizzy, buzzed, like after drinking good mead. How he missed the pleasures of the real world. When he took over the Earth he would drink, eat meat like a glutton, release himself in a harem of unwilling flesh, and make bodies bleed.

“B-but, Sir.” He paused, his eyes dropping to the floor. “The hounds have not been called since the days of old.”

His mood shifted, and he glared down at the fairy. All of the other slaves in the room felt the change and slunk into the shadows. “Did I ask for a history lesson?”

Orran smashed himself to the cavern floor. “No, Master, I’m sorry, so sorry. I shall call the hounds!”

Arawen waited a few seconds. “Well, what are you waiting for?”

Orran jumped to his little hairy feet. He turned and let out a high-pitched whistle that the king could not hear, but the other fairies did. His smile returned as he watched them wince and squirm, looking around, waiting to see where the hounds would enter.

Loud howling could be heard as the doors to his room burst open, and four giant white dogs bounded in. They paused, sniffing the air and growling as pools of drool puddled at their feet. They advanced towards the fairies, making them shrink into the walls.

“Welcome, my friends,” Arawen said loudly, greeting the dogs. The lead dog walked up to the god, growling, stopped and looked up at him, waiting. He reached down and stroked its red ears.

“I have a job for you. Regretfully, it is work for only one, but I will let you all out to play when the task is done.” He bent over, whispering into the dog’s ear. The dog howled loudly, showing it understood, and ran to the large oak door. Arawen’s head fell back as he let out a belly laugh.

“Orran, let my dogs play. They will need a handful of evil souls to chase, and when the other comes back I want to know.” He slouched back in the throne, eyes rolling up to the ceiling. “It will be fun to hunt on the surface once more.”

 

****

Stefan sat up in bed, covered in sweat. “What a dream,” he said out loud. He looked around his room, waiting for something spooky to jump out at him.

Fuck this, he thought.

Tomorrow he was going to ask Autumn for a nightmare cure. He lay back and tried remembering his dream. He felt hungry.

Playing with Magic is almost here!! #comingsoon #newrelease

Playing MagicI will have a release date set this weekend! Yay!

*Mature 18+ for explicit adult situations. Dark Erotic Fantasy, Menage- M/M/F, M/F, M/M*

Autumn is having new disturbing dreams. They have all left the mall, and have found a small town to live in. Life has mellowed out. Or so she thought. Autumn’s parents tell her a secret they have been holding since she was little. This one secret turns her world sideways. And then Rowan and River tell her they would like to go to Florida to see about their families. Turning her world upside down.

With her secret out in the open. Autumn and Anatha discover they each have a twin, and are given the opportunity to go with them to Fontane, a magical town where they were raised. Autumn thinks by going along she can stop the dreams and protect her guys. Being with their brothers feel right, but Autumn longs for both her men while a handsome witch ignites Anatha’s passions. But Fontane is ran by elders and the stars, and the elders will do whatever they can to make sure the elements fulfill their chosen path.

One thing after another goes wrong for all of them starting with a visit from a hellhound, a trip to jail, cannibals, sexy strangers, and a zombie cult. Will they survive to see their friends and families again? Or will Autumn’s dream come true?

Sunday Snippets are Back! Playing with Magic #sundaysnippet #comingsoon

Playing MagicPlaying with Magic the second Elemental book will be out this month. This one is just as dirty as the first possibly dirtier so be warned 😉 But here is a not dirty snippet!

Stefan smelled the cooking meat, and his stomach cramped up. It grumbled loudly, and he looked around, seeing if anyone noticed. The hunger grabbed his body, squeezing it painfully. His hands were shaking violently, so he put them on his legs, hiding them under the table. Finally the dark presence in his body surfaced, making him lose control. His eyes went to River’s arm then he looked left, then right, and when he was sure no one was watching, he bent down and licked it.

River jumped up. “Ah gross!” He wiped at his arm. “Why did you do that?” He shouted, rubbing his hand on Stefan’s shirt.

A growl escaped his lips, and there was vibrating his chest. He rolled River’s taste inside his mouth with his tongue and liked how he tasted. His eyes shot to him; staring, watching his prey. Drool dribbled down his chin as he growled again.  He moved onto the bench and pounced on River. They rolled around on the ground, while River screamed, pushing Stefan’s snarling snapping teeth away from his neck.

“Stefan, what the hell are you doing?” Autumn wanted to help, but the thought of his aura sucking her empty made her hesitate.

“Help!” River screamed.  “Helllllp!”

“What is wrong with him?” Anatha asked her brother.

“I don’t know,” he replied with a hesitant smile.

Adair made a weird squeaking noise and jumped at Stefan’s head. Stefan’s red eyes went to the monkey. He licked his lips, untangling himself from River. Walking on his hands and feet, he chased after Adair. River and Rowan watched Stefan run around in a circle as he barked at the air. They exchanged confused glances and went back staring at their friend.

“Umm,” Linden said as he put down a bowl of salad. He watched Stefan. “I think Stefan’s finally snapped.”

Drake walked up with Envy. “What did we miss?” He watched Stefan.

Aarawn walked over to Mabon. “You get his arms, and I’ll get his feet.”

“I’ll help,” Rowan said.

The three spread out around Stefan, who was still chasing Adair. “Now,” Mabon said as he and Rowan grabbed his arms as he ran by. They pulled him to the ground. Aarawn grabbed his feet.

“It’s about time,” Adair said, leaning against the picnic table, breathing hard. “Angel should have been here. He would have enjoyed watching me get chased.” He wiped his monkey paw over his furry forehead. “I’m not cut out for this kind of exercise.”

Stefan snarled at them, whipping his head left to right as he snapped his teeth at the guys. Rowan cringed, almost letting go. Autumn came over with a small bag. She got to her knees and poured the contents of the bag in her hand.

“Sand?” Mabon asked, fighting with Stefan.

“Earth.” She looked down at Stefan and sprinkled some on his forehead. “Trap of sand, trap this bane and evil will.” She sprinkled more. “Trap of sand, I place a bind upon Stefan.” His body went immobile in their hands, and he looked up at her.

“What happened? What’s happening to me?”

She stroked his head. “I don’t know.”

“You, my friend, are possessed,” Aarawn replied.

“Can we let him go?” Rowan asked.

“Yeah, he’s okay for now.” Autumn felt the darkness ease around Stefan. Hiding?

They let him go and gave him room to sit up. “Possessed by what?” he asked, rubbing his head. Hunger still gripped him but controllable now.  His eyes widened as he looked over at Adair, and then River. He got to his feet, wanting to apologize.

“I don’t know, but we have to find out,” Mabon said, watching him go over to the picnic table.

River moved over, making a cross with his fingers. “Away, evil demon!”

“I think that only works for vampires.” Drake shook his head, trying not to laugh.

“He tried to bite me!”

“Actually, it looked like he was going to eat you,” Aarawn pointed out. River shuddered and got up, walking to the other side of the table.

You can get book one Awaken the Magic on Amazon!

http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Elements-Elemental-Trilogy-Book-ebook/dp/B00IFV9RCS

Updates!! #event #tularescificon #newrelease

scificonSorry I have been MIA. There were some work changed at my day job, some health issues and more. But most importantly I have been getting stuff ready for my first convention table! I am nervous and excited all at the same time. The best thing is not only will I be neighbors with the talented Author JD Nelson, but across the way will be Krys Janae. So if you are in the Southern California area looking for a fun weekend thing to do you should come say HI!

Check out the fun stuff/people/fan tables at the website!

http://www.tularescificon.org/2015/index.htm

Now for some great updates. Playing with Magic the second Elemental Trilogy has a release date 3/17/14!!

Playing MagicAutumn is having new disturbing dreams. They have all left the mall, and have found a small town to live in. Life has mellowed out. Or so she thought. Autumn’s parents tell her a secret they have been holding since she was little. This one secret turns her world sideways. And then Rowan and River tell her they would like to go to Florida to see about their families. Turning her world upside down.

With her secret out in the open. Autumn and Anatha discover they each have a twin, and are given the opportunity to go with them to Fontane, a magical town where they were raised. Autumn thinks by going along she can stop the dreams and protect her guys. Being with their brothers feel right, but Autumn longs for both her men while a handsome witch ignites Anatha’s passions. But Fontane is ran by elders and the stars, and the elders will do whatever they can to make sure the elements fulfill their chosen path.

One thing after another goes wrong for all of them starting with a visit from a hellhound, a trip to jail, cannibals, sexy strangers, and a zombie cult. Will they survive to see their friends and families again? Or will Autumn’s dream come true?

One more bit to add look for the Cover Reveal of Falling Stars the sequel to Seeing Stars. My good friend Krys Janae read Seeing Stars and had questions so I let her write the sequel. Falling Stars takes you into Alisa’s world in Hollywood. I can tell you there were some turns I didn’t expect, and an ending that will make you go WTF?!? In a good way. I can say this maybe in Hollywood there are no happy endings.

Sunday Snippet: Playing with Magic

Playing Magic“It is a town with people!” Rowan shouted back to the others.

“Maybe we shouldn’t stop,” Jaime said.

A man dressed in ragged jeans and a torn shirt flagged them down. Rowan pulled over. Drake rolled his window down.

“Hello good souls,” the man said. “I see you have a driveable vehicle. Where, may I ask, are you heading?” He leaned in a little to see the other faces peeking from the back. Drake moved his head away because the man stunk like road kill.

“We’re heading to Florida,” River said over Drake’s shoulder.

“Florida,” the man said and he went still as if thinking. “Would you all like to come be dinner guests? We don’t get many people for dinner.”

“Sure, sounds good. We haven’t had a good dinner since we left,” River said as Rowan elbowed him frowning.

So yes here was finally a living uninfected person but the world had changed and they can’t be sure of too many people. A crazy army had swept through the mall they lived in breaking River’s arm but not killing anyone else. They did find the body of a young girl in the funhouse which disturbed them. But the people who survived without a safe house had to be a little off. Something didn’t feel right to Rowan.

“How many people do you have in here so we can prepare for you all?” the man asked. Rowan was getting a very creepy vibe from this man. Maybe it was the airy way he spoke, his torn cloths and the sunken eyes that didn’t look healthy.

“Six, and two babies,” Drake said.

“Babies, hmm,” the man said to himself. He turned his hazel eyes to Rowan. “You park right up there at the town hall. We will be waiting in the building for you.” He smiled and walked off.

Rowan turned in his seat. “I don’t know guys. Something doesn’t feel right.”

Linden smacked his shoulder hard. “Come on. It’s just some friendly people who haven’t seen people in a while. We can totally understand that.”

“Maybe, Rowan’s right,” Jaime said looking at the town hall.

River gave them all a hostile look. “He’s not, let’s go,” he told them between gritted teeth. He opened the door and jumped out to the ground, and then slammed it hard enough to shatter something in the back. One of the babies woke up screaming, waking the other which joined in crying.

The town looked like it had seen better days. Windows were boarded up and a few of the buildings down the street looked charred. The road looked warn and used, and River saw no cars around. He heard just the sound of a rusty metal wind chime. No children laughter like back home, no sounds of people living. It made him homesick. He would give anything to be at home at that moment with Rowan and Autumn. Having dinner and talking about what they had done throughout the day.

“Look maybe we should check it out, but just in case leave the ladies in here,” Drake said.

“Or I can just stay right here,” Rowan said.

“If I’m going, you’re going,” River replied at his window.

Linden tapped his foot impatiently on the sidewalk waiting for the others to come out. When they got out, he looked back in the Winnebago. “Where are the others?”

“They’re not really hungry,” Drake said.

River shook his head and reached for the doorknob to the town hall, and pulled it open. If he thought the heat was bad outside, the inside was five times as bad. And the smell.

“What is that awful smell? Hopefully not dinner,” Linden said behind him holding his nose.

There were twenty people sitting before a platform. The man who greeted them smiled. “Welcome to our home,” he said shouting at them. “We’ve been waiting for dinner.”

Rowan’s eyebrows went up. “Umm,” he said. That so did not sound right, his brain said in a whisper. One thing he had learned in the past six years was that you are allowed to be scared, but showing it could cause the wrong people to notice.

Linden removed his fingers from his nose, and clapped his hands together. “Great so have I,” he said. The people were getting out of their seats and walking closer.

River started to feel a little nervous. “So what are we having?” The people all smiled at him as they walked closer. “Okay maybe its outside,” he said walking backwards to the door brushing against Rowan.

“See,” Rowan said in a whisper, “this is not right.”

(Coming Soon!!)

Playing Witch Magic (Book 2 of the Elemental Trilogy) Cover Reveal!! #Coverreveal

Playing Magic

Here it is!! Isn’t it sexy and perty? 🙂

Playing With Magic **Dark Erotic Fantasy**

You can play with magic, but controlling it might get you burned…

Life has been getting back to semi-normal, as everyone was starting to enjoy their new life. Okay yes, cousins, Autumn and Anatha found out they were elemental witches, and yes they spent a few years in a safe house as what can only be described as a zombie outbreak occurred. But Autumn, River and Rowan had settling in with each other, and Anatha and Jaime were getting serious. But the dreams started, and then a big secret was dropped…

This secret will take Autumn and Anatha by Storm, the nickname for their twin brothers. They journey to a magic town where they were born, and with the help of family and new friends lean that they have a destiny already set before them. One that was created years before they were born. It was written in their stars, and certain people will kill to make it happen. Will they save the world they know and the people they love, as they have no choice but to battle witches, monsters, cannibals and a crazy cult.

Coming in October!!

Sexy cover thanks to the amazing Dakota Trace, great writer and artist! Check out her work here: http://www.dakotatrace.net/

And Don’t forget to Read how it all started in Awaken the Elements!

awakennewprint.Autumn has tried all her life to be normal, and it worked mostly. But Autumn is not normal. She doesn’t know exactly what she is or why she is so different. She does know that she can make plants grow without water or dirt, she can talk to trees, and when she is mad she can make the earth move around her. There is one other person who is different like her, Anatha, her cousin. But the two have never really gotten along.

As a virus sweeps the globe, making people seek government sanctioned safe houses. Autumn and Anatha’s family find themselves in an unlikely safe house. But they are not alone; there are friends, ex-friends, ex-boyfriends, a reunited boy band, and a wannabe rapper. Friendships grow and jealousies run crazy, as two men spark a passion in Autumn she had never felt before.

During their first summer, Autumn and Anatha, perform a summer solstice ritual which awakens the magic inside them, leading them on the path towards their destiny. But first they need to learn to control the magic that is in them as well as learn to get along, or they will destroy everything around them.

 http://www.amazon.com/Awaken-Elements-Elemental-Trilogy-Ellie-ebook/dp/B00IFV9RCS

Playing With Magic- Tease

Chapter 1! (unedited)

Chapter 1

Autumn ran around in the darkness, her heart thumping hard in chest with worry.

 Stop, she told herself, where are you?

She stopped looking around, straining her eyes in the dark. She could see nothing but thick blackness surrounding her.

Don’t look with your eyes, her head told her.

She closed her eyes and reached out with her magic. She sensed she was not outside, and knew she was in something, but what? She reached out further searching for earth life.

“It’s all long dead,” a voice said behind her.

 “If only we listened to their warning,” another voice said beside her. It sounded familiar. “It was your choice, and death would have been better.”

She heard silent weeping lost in the darkness. “I should have listened.” Autumn held her breath, and felt her heart shrink into her stomach. She knew that voice. The weeping continued, and she wanted the voice to speak again. Her ears must have been playing tricks, because it can’t be.  She wanted herself to be wrong.

“It is my fault,” the voice said through the darkness.

 Her voice, older, sadder.

 Her hand went to her mouth. “No.” Her own voice muffled by her hand. Her knees felt weak underneath her.

“Yes,” a voice replied so close to her ear that she could feel warm breath on her neck. Rot swelled her senses, and her stomach heaved. “You killed us, and locked the rest of us in a prison.”

 She knew this voice too, and shook her head. “You’re okay,” she said weakly as something slimy grabbed her arm tightly. The touch of the rotting skin against hers made her want to scream but she didn’t want to see who the hand belonged to.

Slowly her head turned. She wanted to close her eyes, but they wouldn’t listen to her. At first she couldn’t understand what she was seeing, and then the figure came into focus. Dingy black hair and dead brown eyes, not cold, but dead. The face she had been so used to seeing every morning since they’ve been together. She shook her head stepping back.

“No, No,” she repeated over and over again and took another step back. She walked into something fleshy.

She turned her head and the corpse smiled. His teeth broken and black, she had seen those teeth before in a dream. “You did this,” River said.

“You did this to us all.” Rowan raised his black rot filled hand and moved it close to her so she could see better. “Look what we’ve become because of you.”

Laughter filled her head, it wasn’t Rowan’s, but a cold laughter she had heard once before. Light lit the darkness, and she saw she was standing in a cave. The people who belonged to the voices were gone, but zombie Rowan and River stood still watching with their dead eyes.

“It’s not you, this is a dream,” she whispered close to tears trying to will herself to wake up.

“Are you so sure?” Arawen asked, his voice low and sensual, as he walked out of the shadows.

“Go away!” She yelled at him.

“You speak so to your king?” He walked to her, and reached out touching her hair, petting her, as if she were a dog. “Your God, your only hope at living.” His silver eyes penetrated hers, and she could feel the stirring of magic.

Calmness filled her as he continued. “You are not my god,” she said placidly.

 “I will be my element of Earth. You will help me live.” He wrapped his hand in her hair and tugged gently.

She called for her energy and as he tightened his grip. “This is not real!”

“But it is, or will be.” Arawen bent towards her neck. She knew as soon as his lips touched her whatever magic he was using would seal a spell. “You should give in my pet, and help me freely.”

She released her energy, the living pulse of green light flared brightly. Her magic pushed Arawen away with such force, he took a handful of her hair as he hit against the cavern wall.

“No!” She ran into the darkness. Darkness was better than being in the light with the zombie Rowan, River and the King of the Underworld.

His voice followed her laughing. “You will.”

 

****

With Arawen’s vision over he knew Earth had awakened from her dream. “My, My. It seems my little witch is getting more powerful each day.”

He sat with his bare leg draped over one of the throne arms staring off into space. His thoughts troubled him. I have to get to them, but how? He thought of the witch’s friends, and an evil smile lit his handsome face.

“Orran!” He called as he scooted to sit normal.

The short red hunter tunic moved with him as if it was part of him, barely flashing anything hidden underneath. The little creature of his bidding ran up to him, and bowed his head to the floor. Orran, his best slave, stood three feet tall. He looked at its clothes with disgust.  If you can call them that, they looked more like rags. Filthy dirt colored rags that barely hid any of his body.

“Yes master,” Orran said in a thick slithering voice as he dropped to his knees in front of the throne.

“Call the Hounds.”

Fear from the other slaves ran through the room lighting his body on fire. He fed off it. He liked his lips. The feeling almost made him dizzy, like having some good mead. How he missed the pleasures of the real world. When he takes over the earth he would drink, eat meat, release himself in a harem of unwilling flesh, and makes bodies bleed.

“B-but sir.” He paused eyes dropping to the floor. “The hounds have not been called since the days of old.”

His mood shifted, and he glared down at the fairy. All the other slaves in the room felt the change and slunk into the shadows. “Did I ask for a history lesson?”

Orran smashed himself to the cavern floor. “No master, sorry, sorry. I call hounds!”

Arawen waited a few seconds. “What are you waiting for?”

Orran jumped to his little hairy feet. He turned and let out a high pitch whistle that the King could not hear, but the other fairies did. His smile came back as he watched them wince and squirm as they looked around waiting to see where the hounds would enter.

There came loud howling as the doors to his entrance room busted open and four giant white dogs bounded in. They paused sniffing the air, growling, as huge pools of drool puddled at their feet. They advanced towards the fairies making them all shrink into the walls.

“Welcome my friends,” Arawen said loudly greeting the dogs. The head dog walked up to the god, growling, it stopped, and looked up at him. He reached down, and pet its red ears.

 “I have a job for you. Regretfully, it is work for only one, but I will let you all out to play when the ones task is done.” He bent over whispering into the dog’s ear. The dog howled loudly showing it understood, and ran to the large oak door. Arawen laughed watching the dog leave. “Orran, let my dogs play. They will need a handful of evil souls to chase, and when the other comes back I want to know.” His eyes rolled up to the ceiling. “It will be fun to hunt on the surface once more.”

 

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Stefan sat up in bed covered in sweat. “What a dream,” he said out loud. He looked around his room, waiting for something spooky to jump out at him.

Fuck this, he thought.

Tomorrow he was going to ask Autumn for a nightmare cure. He lay back, and tried remembering his dream. He felt hungry.