Archive | February, 2013

Semper Fae and an Exclusive Excerpt

7 Feb

Semper Fae and an Exclusive Excerpt 

 No one is a minor player in his own life. We all play our own leading roles. The different with fiction is simply a matter of where the authorial lens focuses. A character with a smaller part unwisely catches the writer’s eye. The inner eye swivels and now this unfortunate is the focus of relentless attention. Suddenly, the author feels the need to dissect, to dig. The character’s previous anonymity drive privacy lies in ruins.

 But it can sure be great story fodder.

Such is the case for Zachary Morrison, retired Marine, formerly stationed at a secret government installation, who first appeared as a necessary but secondary character in the second Endangered Fae novel, Diego. He was too intriguing, held too many possibilities. He probably doesn’t thank me for it, but this latest story is his.

 Semper Fae: Endangered Fae #3

Available on Amazon, B&N, All Romance and Smashwords

M/M Fantasy

By Angel Martinez

 

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 Blurb:

 Zack thought he had a strange job before. Working as a Marine medic in a secret government installation was odd, but working as a human liaison to the fae and as the personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he’s pretty damn sure he’s fallen in love with his boss, and things are close to unmanageable. 

Of course, around the fae, a man learns never to say ‘things can’t possibly get any worse.’ Unexplained events have begun to plague the human world. Strange sightings, spontaneous explosions of magic, and odd bends in reality crop up. When Finn falls terribly ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack one night, things quickly slide into disaster.

  Just for Diamonds and Divas (and don’t forget, comments put you in the drawing for the grand prize – 9 books!) and excerpt never shared previously:

 Excerpt:

After Faolchú had carried Finn to the sunken garden tub down the hall, the upstairs quieted again. Occasional splashes drifted to Zack and the soft rumble of Faolchú’s voice, but these were peaceful sounds. He found his eyes sliding shut and wondered if Eithne had done something to make him sleep. Probably. Unconscious was one thing, but the body needed real sleep to heal.

 Maybe Diego would have less evasive answers when he came upstairs after work, or maybe Lugh was due in soon. Lugh. He’d clop up the stairs, his hooves ringing on every step. He’d be wearing the royal dress uniform he put on for state occasions, the one with the waist-length jacket with all the gold buttons, so tight across his huge, ripped chest. He’d have that heart-melting smile turned on full power. He’d unbutton the jacket slowly and then the white dress shirt underneath, leaving them both on and hanging open to frame his gorgeous pecs and that bounce-a-racquetball-off-it abdomen.

 Zack chuckled at himself when he realized his little fantasy had gotten him hard as hell. With thoughts of Lugh climbing into bed with him, wrapping those powerful arms around him, he drifted off to sleep.

 At first, the fantasy carried over into his dreams. Lugh seized his mouth in a ravenous kiss, his tongue plunging hard into Zack’s mouth. Huge hands slid down to cup his butt. Zack moaned into the erotic assault, grinding his painfully hard erection against Lugh’s stomach.

 Fear stiffened Zack’s spine when the dream shifted suddenly. Lugh’s tender murmurs deteriorated into snarls. The face trying to kiss him no longer belonged to the prince, its features distorted by rage or madness. Zack tried to shove the stranger away but now claws dug into his back. His heart raced and he cried out as the thing holding him snapped at him with jagged, dagger-long teeth.

Heat surged through him. His skin burned and itched as if a thousand electrified spiders raced over his body. He roared and slammed his fist into the thing’s chest. His knuckles tore through skin. Bone cracked as its sternum splintered. Zack reached inside and an unholy triumph gripped him as he ripped its heart from its chest. The heart beat against his hand, the heat searing his palm. He stared at it, watching each chamber pulse in succession, the scent of blood filling his head. A sudden hunger raced through him. He would have his enemy’s strength if he ate his heart. His jaws ached as he opened his mouth to sink his teeth into the pulsating muscle.

 “Zack?”

 The soft voice jerked his gaze up to the face across from him. It wasn’t the stranger and it wasn’t the beast. It was the girl from the park. He had ripped her heart out.

 He dropped the heart and screamed.

 

The wonderful Angel Martinez!

3 Feb

Endangered Fae Rides Again!

Stay with me…there’s a giveaway at the end of this ramble…

It was an innocent thought, the kind that authors get when they’re looking for a new idea for a standalone story.

I want to write a fantasy with a non-human character, but I want something different.

No elves, no sprites, none of the traditional fantasy fodder would do. Of course, this allowed me to do one of my favorite things: troll through folktales and myths. Didn’t take long this time. The pooka jumped up and smacked me in the face. Finn was born.

He’s been with me a number of years now, peering over my shoulder as I write, a character more real to me than many humans I meet in the non-fiction world. (You’ll get to have some time with Finn himself later in the blog tour.)

It really was supposed to be a standalone, one-time book. Seriously. It was. Four stories later, we’re still at it and planning the next one. Some worlds are planned. Others grow organically in the strange soil of the writer’s brain. This one is a dang weed.

A bit of a rundown on the Endangered Fae series so far:

Finn: Endangered Fae 1

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Finn wakes to a poisoned world, lost and starving, but a man comes to save him, a white light in the darkness. Can a centuries old pooka find what he needs with a heartbroken, modern man?

 Finn’s Christmas: Endangered Fae 1.5

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Canadian winters can be tedious. The cold, the snow, the hibernation… Finn has his reasons for wanting to escape the long sleep this year. Agonizing over the perfect gift for Diego has him turning mental circles, if he can only keep his eyes open long enough to make it work.

Diego: Endangered Fae 2

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Diego and Finn’s peaceful life in Montana shatters when Diego unwittingly rips a hole in the Veil to the Otherworld. Navigating ancient feuds, they find some of the fae are dying. Mysterious prophecies, government agents, what else could go wrong?

 And the newest addition, released 1/21/13:

 Semper Fae: Endangered Fae 3

 

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Zack thought he had a strange job before. Marine medic in a secret government base was odd, but personal assistant to a sidhe prince is downright bizarre. Throw in the fact that he’s fallen in love with his boss, and things reach unmanageable when Finn falls terribly ill and a monstrous creature attacks Zack one night. Lycanthropy and loose cannon mages conspire to make a hellish mess out of things – but the real peril begins when Diego loses an important piece of his mind.

 My poor boys…authors are so mean. Oh, yes, I mentioned a little giveaway, didn’t I?

For a signed, print copy of Finn (which includes both Finn and Finn’s Christmas as an added bonus) leave a comment below and tell me either:

  • Who’s your favorite Endangered Fae character and why or
  • If you haven’t read the series yet, who’s your favorite character out of traditional myth/ folktale?

Don’t forget to leave me an email contact or I won’t be able to send your prize if you win the random drawing!

 

About the author: Angel Martinez writes both kinds of M/M romance—Science Fiction and Fantasy. (Really, what else is there? LOL) For more info on Angel and her work, please visit:

 

The Website: Erotic Fiction for the Hungry Mind

The Facebook Author Page: Angel Martinez

The Goodreads blog: Angel Martinez

 

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