Hiya peeps! We have Elizabeth Silver and Jenny Urban visiting today with their new release In His Majesty’s Service, we have a brilliant guest post from Jenny, a great excerpt and an awesome giveaway, so check out the post and leave a comment to enter the giveaway! <3 ~Pixie~
In His Majesty’s Service
Elizabeth Silver & Jenny Urban
Everyone in the Drion Collective knows that finding your match—the one person in existence with the same soul mark as yours—is the best thing that could ever happen. But the last thing Lord Anders Hawthorne is thinking about when he boards a ship to Drion for the king’s funeral is finding his soul mate.
Captain Zachary O’Connell has the perfect life—his ship, the stars, and no emotional entanglements. When heat sparks between him and Lord Hawthorne, Zach gleefully dives into a no-strings arrangement. He doesn’t expect it to last beyond arrival at Drion, any more than he expects trouble along the way.
Trouble quickly finds them, however, and it soon becomes clear that Lord Hawthorne is not only not who he says he is, but also that he’s the target of a deadly plot. With danger all around them, Zach and Anders must work together to save the Collective. Meanwhile, Zach must come to grips with losing everything he always thought he wanted, to have the one thing he never dreamed he needed.
Blurb: Reserved, bookish Ben isn’t looking for a relationship. Then he meets Niall, a gorgeous stranger with a knack for avoiding direct questions, and tumbles headfirst into love. Niall is perfect in just about every way, right up until he leaves town for a short trip…and vanishes off the face of the earth.
A magical being trapped in his own realm, Niall has to fight to come back to this world for the chance to be with Ben. But by the time he gets back, more than a year has passed, and Ben refuses to believe Niall’s story of Fae and magic.
With only a month to woo Ben back and earn a chance at staying here permanently, Niall is willing to try anything to be with the man he loves. Then Niall’s world spills over into ours and puts Ben’s life in danger, forcing them work together to save Ben before their stolen time comes to an end.
Review: Ben is a teacher of folklore and very reserved in nature, whereas Niall is fae. In the fae’s life they are given one year to go to the human world and see whatever they want. Time is different in each world, where three days here is about a year in Niall’s world. They are immortal creatures that love to play pranks and jokes.
When Niall comes across to the human world he is finding it a bit boring. That is until he comes across Ben striding out of the water. His heart takes a beat and he wants whatever he can get with this man, however going home to inform his family that he wants to stay with Ben leads into disaster. Disaster meaning he was gone from the human world for almost a year. Ben has no need for a man like that, but then again he has no real clue what Niall truly is. Then the huntsman catches his scent and the paranormal world is brought right out into the open.
I came across these authors at different times, having read a book or two by these women made me decide to give this story a chance. However I have got to say that it was one hell of a weird story. It starts off a bit fast and things are moving at a great pace, but then it felt like they rushed the rest of it. It doesn’t make the story change but it just made it feel off. I am still not too sure I liked it or not, but will reserve judgment for a later time. I can’t imagine these two worlds in this way and I am not a big fan of the fae, but I did get a kick out of them
So I am off to read book two in this series and hope to see these two in the next story even if it is just a peek.
Blurb: Dominic Taylor and Matt Harris have been friendly rivals – with occasional benefits – for a few years. With the downturn in the economy, though, Matt’s business is struggling. Dom, whose company is doing well, offers Matt a bet that could help save Matt’s company. But the terms of the bet would literally put Matt’s ass on the line and change the dynamic of their friendship.
As the deadline approaches, they graduate from making out to making love, raising the stakes as they each come to terms with what they really want, and what really matters.
No matter who wins, there will be no going back for either one of them. Because the winner takes all.
Review: I absolutely loved this story. Great story line and wonderful characters. Dominic has wanted Matt since he has known him. He offers to help Matt when Matt’s company looks like it would be folding. The help actually comes in the form of a bet. If Matt can convince his board to sell to Dominic, Dominic get’s Matt for one week.
Winner Takes All caught my attention from the moment I started reading and kept it till the end. Dominic and Matt are pure magic together. Dominic could teach classes in seduction. Poor Matt didn’t stand a chance. Not that he really wanted one. But, it was fun to watch him struggle with his attraction to Dom…and really, really hot.
I loved that it wasn’t a short story or a long story, it was the perfect length. I would re-read this story many times over.