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Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Portal Guards


Evelyss Nontage is a housekeeper at the Talbert Estate who has been hired to keep order. Her family is also relying on her to learn of the location of a mysterious portal that allows those from the Fringe Line to pass into the human world. For her and her loved ones, it’s a matter of life and death.

Brahm Gushon is an occupant who has been with many of ladies in waiting. He’s tired of them, too. He’s drawn to the solitary housekeeper who has her mind two things. Her duty and her loyalty to the household. No one will break her concentration. Not even him.

Evelyss and Brahm must work through their frustrated feelings to send a deadly intruder back to hell…assuming he doesn’t take both of them with him. It’ll take another leap of faith in each other to overcome the second enemy they don’t see coming.


 Evelyss hurried down the hall. That infuriating man was supposed to bring the girl down. She wasn’t supposed to have to go up and get her. But time was short and those who had already brought down their women were headed into the darkness to patrol the path to the portal before finishing their Sixth Night celebrations.

The entire town of Naya would be there, including just pretty much everyone on staff. Nobody dared miss the rounds of alcohol and fireworks in the street. Sixth Night only happened once a month during the spring, summer, and fall seasons. Everyone worked so hard throughout the region and needed a break, so Sixth Night was the answer to that. Whether you were human or otherwise, old or young, it didn’t matter.

Evelyss wouldn’t be there. This was her night to work before taking the next three days off.

Thankfully, the door was open. Evelyss wouldn’t have to knock and interrupt something that would surely leave her red-faced and upset.

Just as she was about to enter the room, Brahm flew out, tucking his shirt into his pants. He slammed into her so fast and hard that she fell backward, with the full length of him on top of her.

Fury roared inside her. She opened her mouth, ready to light into him, when she noticed something else below his waist. Though it wasn’t standing erect at the moment, there was no missing the warm member that rested against her crotch.

Evelyss gulped. “C-c-can you get off me, please?”  Great. As if that was supposed to sound angry at him for invading her personal space.


My Review

Things I liked:
1.The book was well-written in an easy to follow style.
2.In a harsh environment love flourished anyway.
3.I've never read a book where the hero was a gargoyle so it was fun for me to read this book.
4.The heroine is focused on her goal and is willing to do what she can to achieve it.

Things I wasn't sure about:
1.At first I felt as if I'd been dropped into the middle of a story and didn't know what was going on.

My rating:
I think it was a good short story. If you like fantasy romance I think you'll like this story, but be aware it isn't a feel good, sunshiny story. All in all, I'd give it a 4.

AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Bestselling author Marcia Colette didn’t discover her love for reading until her late teens when she started reading John Saul and progressed to works by Bentley Little, Stephen King and Laurell K. Hamilton. Her reading tastes convinced her to write paranormals where curses cause people to shift into spiders, psychotic and telekinetic mothers are locked away in attics, and murderous doppelgangers are on a rampage. Let's not forget about the hunky werecheetah coalitions who live throughout North Carolina. As long as she can make it believable, that's all that matters.

Born and raised in upstate New York, Marcia now lives in North Carolina with her mom and beautiful daughter. They’re not raising zombies in the backyard. There aren’t any hellhounds living in the den, only a rabbit and a cockatiel. So where she gets her ideas is as much a mystery to her as anyone else.

The best place to find her--when she's not stirring up trouble--is on her blog where she loves connecting with readers.

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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting

MomJane said...

Sounds like an interesting book.

Rita said...

Sounds like a good read.

Anonymous said...

i enjoyed the excerpt

amy bowens said...

Great except! Looking forward to reading this one!

Thomas Murphy said...

I liked the EXCERPT!