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Hope Restored Release Day

Hope Restored, the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, released today from Ellora’s Cave and is topping the EC’s top rated list. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story.  Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

Buy Links

Ellora’s Cave (Excerpt Available)

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

Kobo

All Romance (Excerpt Available)

Brooding demigod anyone? #coverreveal

And so my non-writing life has been packed to the max, taking on that almost nonsensical level of busyness that marks the 21st century where the digital product has taken its role in the pantheon of gods.

Somewhere, somehow, stealing five minutes here and five minutes there, I completed the third and final novella in my Divine Temptation Series, Hope Restored. For those who’ve read Thirteen Nights and/or Life Reignited, this is Marta’s story. Its about time, don’t you think? Everyone deserves their happy ending.

Marta’s hero is Paean, the brooding, exiled demigod, proudly displayed on the cover.  Their story releases from Ellora’s Cave on July 24rth. I hope you pick up a copy. HopeRestored_MSR

Blurb

Marta, an Amazon warrior, is going insane. Born an empath, she cannot block the emotions of others. As the Greek gods she serves go mad from the loss of their powers in the modern world, they are dragging her down with them. Her only hope—find Paean—the demigod of healing, banished centuries ago from Olympus for crimes long forgotten.

Paean wanders the earth an empty shell. Stripped of his powers, cursed with immortality and the relentless carnal hungers of a god, he finds escape only in his music. Until Marta finds him. Her love-making restores his magic and her courage gives him something to believe in again.

When the Roman gods attack and weaken the Greeks, the Olympians wants Paean back. They will do whatever is necessary to keep him there.

What are you thinking?

Dating in DC: Using a City as a Story’s Backdrop

My latest release, Thirteen Nights, takes place in Washington, DC, where I live. Using the amenities as part of the story can be a lot of fun. Personally, I think it also helps to make the US capitol city more accessible. It’s not just a place of governance, although that is an inevitable part of the landscape, but it’s also a city where people live, work and play. Come explore my city with me using snippets from the book and photos.

The White House

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One of the mains streets to drive into and around Washington, DC from the North is 16th Street.  The street actually ends at the Lafayette Park which a block-sized park in front of the White House. On a clear day or night, driving down this road, DC’s most famous residence can often be part of your view. In this snippet, Tai is picking up Annie to out on a date with Tai, which is not really permitted in the Thirteen Nights right. (NB: Tai has a way of getting what he wants).

Fortunately—or not—the slit on her skirt allowed her easy access on the Ducati. He jacked into high gear, hoping that if he went fast enough no one would have the chance to drool over her extraordinary legs. Speeding down Sixteenth Street, with those lush breasts pushed tight against his back, he barely noticed the grandeur of the White House, which marked the end of the road.

Rock Creek Park

In the book, the warriors need to be close to nature, even when in cities. Rock Creek Park, a 1700 acre park in that takes up a good chunk of DC Northwest quarter, gives them opportunity to do so. Watch how Annie and Tai take full advantage.

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Riding Horses.

He hopped on Frack, a black stallion that stank of power and arrogance, and sped off, knowing she’d follow. The warrior races learned to ride as soon as they could walk. The night wind against his face, the scent of pine in his nose, calmed his soul. And the woman catching up to him was becoming his heartbeat.

The dull whoosh of a branch ticked his ear up, the only clue that Annie passed him. “Follow me,” she yelled.

Anywhere. He couldn’t tell her that, yet.

Running on the trails.

 She needed to move. “Let’s run.” He had come in a tracksuit as she requested last night. The part of her that was pure warrior needed to test his physical skills, know he could take her on, give her a real fight. It was a fair question to ask about the man who might father her child, even if that wasn’t why her heart wanted to know.

They ran the first five miles at a leisurely eight-minute mile along the paths in Rock Creek Park. She was content to feel motion in her body, the wind against her face, the ground against her feet. The Hunter’s moon provided a soft, dusty light but it was sufficient for their superior eyesight.

Without skipping a beat, Annie body-slammed Tai, but found herself on the ground, no prey beneath. Sleek and graceful as a jungle cat, Tai leapt forward into a forward roll and escaped. Her shoulder ached where it crashed into a rock.

The National Gallery of Art Ice Skating Rink and Sculpture Garden

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Tai takes Annie on a date to the outdoor ice skating rink at the National Gallery, followed by a walk through outdoor sculpture garden. Here are the three sculptures referenced in their talk.

ANNIE: “So explain this to me.” She pointed to a giant concrete and metal sculpture with a red circular bottom, long blue fringe and a metal center that joined the two.

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TAI: “It’s a different lens to look at the past. A typewriter eraser holds little value now, but was once in daily use. Turning such a small thing into art forces us to ask if an attachment to the past holds us back, limits us.” He had to make her see, make her question. The crease along her brow suggested she was thinking about it. “Let me show you my favorite.”

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ANNIE: “I think this is my favorite,” she said in front of a structure made of stacked metal chairs that formed a ladder to the sky. “Using commonplace things to create something remarkable—new, larger than life.”

He just had to kiss her for that,

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I hope you enjoyed the whirlwhind tour.  What city do you want see in a romance novel and why?

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If the book interests you at all, here are the buy links.

Ellora’s Cave:  http://www.ellorascave.com/thirteen-nights.html

Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GXDNHNA?ie=UTF8&tag=httpwwwgoodco-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00GXDNHNA&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

All Romance: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-thirteennights-1370430-340.html

Kobo: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/thirteen-nights

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18996479-thirteen-nights

Barnes and Noble       http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/thirteen-nights-sabrina-garie/1117655855?ean=9781419941764

Thirteen Nights Releases Today, December 6 #Romance #Fantasy #Myth


THIRTEEN NIGHTS

IS NOW AVAILABLE FROM

ELLORA’S CAVE

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Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progress

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Buy Links:

Ellora’s Cave

Amazon

Kobo

Goodreads

Thirteen Nights Button 300 x 225 Dec and Jan

Details on the Blog Tour Coming Soon.

Winners: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop (and my favorite costume)

wicked warriorsCongratulations Winners

Thanks everyone for visiting my blog during the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever? 

First my favorite costume.  Some friends of mine in college–a couple–dressed as an M&M and an M&M with nuts.  Thinking about that still makes me small.

Now for the Winners:

Pam won a copy of Next Move.

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Krysta won a copy of Fires of Justice.

 

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Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Come Over and Play: Wicked Warriors Halloween Hop

wicked warriorsHappy Halloween

Welcome to the Wicked Warriors Halloween Blog Hop hosted by Angela Knight and BTS E-Mag.  I’m so glad you could join us.  The Grand Prizes are 1 Kindle Paperwhite and 5 autographed copies of Unbound…so there will be 6 winners!! You can link to the Rafflecopter using the link below.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

On my site, I am giving away one e-copy of Fires of Justice and one e-copy of Next Move to two commenters who answer the question what has been your favorite halloween costume, ever?  Could be yours, a friends, or just some random folks you saw on the street. Please remember to leave your email.  And also remember to visit all the other wonderful authors participating on the hop here.

Before you go, let me introduce my warrior couple. Coming soon from Ellora’s Cave. Thirteen Nights, Divine Temptation, Book 1.

Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progressthirteennights_msr

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Thirteen Nights Cover Reveal: Warning-Its Sexy. Very Sexy.

Cover Reveal

Thirteen Nights

Book 1: Divine Temptation Series

Designed by Kelly Martin at Ellora’s Cave

Coming soon to an e-reader near you.

Yes, there is a scene with a rose.

It’s HAWT…and sweet. Like the book.

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Thirteen Nights Blurb in Progress

Annie’s always been different. An empathic Amazon, she hides her emotional anomaly beneath her legendary fighting skills. To avoid passing on her genetic disorder, she’s always avoided the Thirteen Nights Ritual—the annual breeding rite among the warrior races of the Greek Pantheon. Only months away from 30, she is now duty-bound to participate. When she meets Tai, a half-human warrior who revs her up beyond legal limits and nurtures the gentleness she’s had to keep secret, thirteen nights of pleasure don’t seem nearly enough.

As a half human, Tai has survived by being faster, more lethal, and a whole lot smarter than his brethren. While the male warriors accept him for his achievements, the Amazons have never given him a second look. Until he meets Annie, whose smile is warm and real and whose body shudders with desire—for him. Determined to have her, he hacks into the Thirteen Nights database and rearranges the pairings to make Annie his breeding partner. Together, their strength and tenderness combust into pure love.

But Tai’s actions are forbidden under Amazon law, subject to a death. To stay together and alive, they must take on the Greek Pantheon and win.

Divine Temptation:  Series Description

The ancient gods live hidden among us. Their powers are waning, stripped away by modern life. To survive, the pantheons shun the mortal world.  Rebels, called game-changers, challenge the rules and join with humans.  Passion, they’ve discovered, creates its own kind of magic.  And they want more.

Dying Magic, Dead Land on #SneakPeekSunday

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Hi there. I’ happy to participate on another Sneak Peek Sunday. Is this excerpt from my paranormal novella Fires of Justice, Calista is coming to terms with the truth of her parents. You can read the snippets from all the other wonderful writers here.

In the morning they recharged their magic and borrowed Ledo’s truck, driving two hours on unpaved roads through a forest that degenerated exponentially each mile they covered. Barren tree branches pockmarked by age and disease scratched at the truck windows. Smoke hung heavy in the air and the stench of decay wafted from circles of scorched earth, choking them, forcing tears to their eyes.

“There’s been no life for miles. The pattern of burnt circles gets smaller as we get closer, the land more desolate.” Calista covered her nose with a handkerchief, trying to escape the fetid odor.

“The circle pattern ends at the contaminated node. The destruction of the land, life and magic began at that point and emanated outward.”

“My parents did this, didn’t they?”

“Yes, Callie, they did.”

Thanks for dropping by. Hope you enjoyed it.

Sabrina


Sabrina Garie is on a journey to create the most kick-ass heroine in romance fiction. You can meet the first heroine in Fires of Justice at Elloras Cave, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.