Monday, August 27, 2018

Excerpt & Giveaway: Magic Born by Rayanne Haines


Magic Born
Rayanne Haines
(The Guardian Series, #2)
Publication date: June 6th 2018
Genres: Adult, Paranormal, Romance
Maria Del Voscova is a powerful witch with a past. When she’s asked to become a member of the elite Guardians she knows she can’t risk sharing the truth about her messed-up family. But we don’t always get what we want. Sometimes, we don’t always know what we want.
Though Mar absolutely knows she doesn’t want Neeren, King of the Parthen. She alone sees the darkness in him and it reminds her too much of the past. She knows better than to fall for his stoic, tortured soul fa├žade.
She’s training to be a Guardian, a shadow; tasked with keeping the balance between good and evil in the world. It’s what she wants—to be better than her family was.
But the past has a way of catching up to Mar and the future has a morbid sense of humor. On her first mission, she’s kidnapped by the enemy she’s been running from her entire life. Thankfully the guardians look after their own. As it turns out, so does Neeren.
As Mar finds herself caught between the past and the future; between blood and bond; between the light and the dark, she realizes her only chance at surviving may be in trusting a man who is the most dangerous of them all.

EXCERPT:
She must be losing her touch. Mar opened the make-shift medical office door, only to be swept up into the thunderstorm gaze of Neeren Simine.
The Parthen Kings eyes swirled green, black, and yellow.
Wicked. Measured.
His six-foot four-inch frame exuded cool masculinity.
Prowess. Sin.
Nonchalance written on every part of his body. He wore tan slacks and a loose white cotton shirt that effortlessly showcased his muscles. His sleeves rolled up above his powerful forearms. His feet were bare. As always.
Show-off.
Mar had been a guest on his island for close to two weeks and only managed to ruffle his feathers a couple of times. She usually pissed people off at least twice per conversation, but with this guy? Nothing. It was unnerving not knowing what he felt. Schooled in the art of diplomacy and secrecy, his face betrayed nothing. He was ice, through and through. She squinted, hoping to decipher something in his high cheek bones. His square jaw. His thick lower lip.
Neeren grinned at her. His yellow eyes remained aloof. “Do you like what you see?”
Mar snorted. Refused to give him the satisfaction of knowing he unnerved her. “Dream much?”
“Double entendres this early in the day, Maria?”
Of course, she hadn't meant it that way. Trust him to pick up on subconscious spilling out.


Author Bio:
Rayanne Haines grew up on a small horse ranch in Alberta. She spent most of her youth re-enacting scenes from Anne of Green Gables to attentive audiences that included pygmy goats and roan stallions. The horses were thrilled. Her father could never figure out why it took her three hours to clean the barn.
Her mother is an avid reader and instilled a love of literature in her at a young age. She has always been fascinated with learning people’s stories.
She has a fondness for mountains and rivers and all the creatures that live within them.
She believes in magic and the search for great love. She loves to write about strong women who will accept nothing less.

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18 comments:

  1. Congratulations on your blog tour Rayanne, I enjoyed the excerpt.

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  2. Having a family who loves to read I always appreciate hearing about another great book. Thank you for the book description and giveaway as well.

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  3. I love the coloring on the cover. Basically screams paranormal. I haven't read the first book yet but am looking forward to reading this series.

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  4. Looking forward to starting The Guardian Series. Thank you

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  5. I love the cover, thanks for sharing!

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  6. I enjoyed the excerpt.

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  7. Magic and an island, sounds like a great mix to me.
    sherry @ fundinmental

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  8. I love the cover and excerpt! This sounds like an awesome read!

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  9. I really like the cover, thanks for the chance.

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  10. Fantasy is right up my alley, & the excerpt has me wanting to check this book out! :)

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