This week I’m joined by Jessamyn Kingley with her new book, Dra’Kaedan’s Coven. Read on for a Guest Post and an Exclusive excerpt PLUS details of a special offer to pick up the book for only 99c!
I’m new to this and I tend to scurry away from any light shined one me so bear with me. It’s difficult for me to tell you all about me. First, I don’t think my life is all that interesting and I always want it to be about the books. I write fantasy and paranormal and for that I blame my penchant for video games. I’ve tried creating normal characters, but someone always decides they need magic or glowing daggers which is how my series started.
I built an entire world in D’Vaire where at the flick of a wrist a sorcerer can cast a spell, or a man can shift into a beast. They live alongside humans but so far, they have little to do with them. The humans don’t want them around which forced the Council of Sorcery and Shifters into treaty negotiations. No Council member can step foot into a human building without permission and most of them don’t want to anyway.
It’s impossible to say how many books the D’Vaire series will wind up with. Right now, the list is long, and I have no plans to venture outside their world anytime soon. I’ve always thought that for me to write well I need to choose stories that entertain me. And I can assure you I adore every one of these guys. I fall in love while I craft their stories and with some luck somewhere out there is someone who will do the same.
This book is more than a simple re-release of Book 1. It’s been given a complete overhaul and I am happy to present Dra’Kaedan and Brogan’s story to you as I believe it was meant to be. A crazy warlock turned familiar and a dragon shifter who is a bit wary of magic but drawn to his fated mate nonetheless. Originally it was titled Grand Redemption but when I began this project I knew I needed a new cover. The other seven books have a specific feel to them that the first one lacked, so it wasn’t a question about a new look. With that hurdle jumped, I thought about the title and realized it didn’t truly fit the story. So, after very little thought I came up with Dra’Kaedan’s Coven which I truly feel it should have been from the start.
I gleefully tore this book apart and reworked the story, so it suited this special couple who are so integral to the series. Dra’Kaedan also happens to be one of my favorite guys in the D’Vaire world. He’s a delight to write for and I can’t help but find a way to work him into all the D’Vaire books! I hope you enjoy this new version of the story and that you want to stay in the world of D’Vaire for a long time.
Brogan was stunned by Ayden’s invitation to move in together, but he recovered quickly. After all, it was exactly what he wanted. Ayden was the center of his world and the closer they grew the better. Unfortunately, they’d walked into his bedroom and quickly discovered that if they wanted to get this done efficiently, it was going to take more than two people.
“This room really is hideous,” Ayden muttered as he surveyed the space. He pulled open the door of the closet and sighed. “For Fate’s sake, how much shit do you have shoved in this closet?”
“I’ve just been tossing crap in there in between trips.”
Ayden turned and when their eyes met, the familiar’s were full of exasperation. “This is going to take forever.”
“No, it’s not,” Aleksander said as he appeared in the doorway with the other D’Vaires minus the witch who was probably parked in her spot on the sofa.
“Oh, thank goodness, the cavalry’s here,” Ayden replied. “We’re going to need to stage an intervention. I think Brogan’s a hoarder.”
“Wow, that closet is almost stacked to the ceiling,” Blodwen remarked as the necromancer walked over and stood next to Ayden.
“Brogan, have you thrown away anything in your life?” Noirin asked.
Brogan twisted his lips in annoyance. “I’ve been gone most of the last few years. I’d come home and toss my crap in there before heading out again.”
“If there’s any dead animals in here, I’m gone,” Blodwen said as she reached out to gingerly poke a small box.
“We’ll make one of these dragons eat it,” Ayden promised.
“Here’s the thing, Squirt. Dragons aren’t really big on eating vermin,” Aleksander commented. “Are we saving all this shit?”
Ayden whipped around to face Brogan. “Are we? I mean, you can’t want all of this, right?”
“No, not all of it. I need to go through it,” Brogan responded.
“Take a seat on the bed, Brogan,” Noirin directed. “I’ll grab some garbage bags. We’ll hand the stuff to you, and you can ditch or donate whatever you don’t want to keep.”
Brogan did what he was told without an argument because Noirin wasn’t a woman easily ignored, and he appreciated all their help. “Sure, let’s get started.”
Aleksander reached over the heads of the two magickind in front of the closet, grabbed a box and passed it to Brogan. After Brogan opened it, Aleksander leaned down so they were at eye level. “It’s also your responsibility to snack on any creepy crawlies we find.”
“Fuck off,” Brogan retorted with a glare at his best friend.
“We know the clothes are being moved, right? Ayden, let’s start emptying this dresser,” Blodwen suggested. As the pair moved to the tall highboy, Brogan cringed a little on the inside.
When Ayden exploded, Brogan wasn’t surprised. “I can’t even—” he yelled then toppled back onto his ass. He’d tried to open a drawer that was so stuffed it wouldn’t budge an inch.
“Oh dear,” Blodwen muttered as she helped Ayden up. “Are you okay?”
“I’m fine,” Ayden snarled as he scowled at Brogan. “I’m considering accidentally setting this room on fire.”
“It’s not an accident if you announce it before you do it,” Brogan bravely pointed out.
Ayden’s eyes narrowed in irritation. “Perhaps I can distract you, and then you’ll believe it was an accident.”
“It’s possible,” Brogan responded as he waggled his brows. “There’s quite a few things you could do that would blow…my mind.”
The familiar smirked. “Maybe later.”
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Dra’Kaedan of Leolinnia was born with a mark of Fate proclaiming that someday he would be the Grand Warlock. Standing in his way is Carvallius of Mallent who is desperate to rule the warlocks. His granddaughter Latarian has little magic so Carvallius concocts a plan to kidnap Dra’Kaedan to steal his power. After carving spells into Dra’Kaedan’s back, he begins life anew as Latarian’s familiar whom she calls Ayden. With no memory of his past, the pair are shuffled off to a cottage while Carvallius enlists the help of a brutal elven tribe to rob Dra’Kaedan of his future title. The tactic backfires, and the Coven of Warlocks is destroyed.
Minutes after Brogan shifts into a dragon for the first time, his best friend is banished from their court. Loyal to the core, Brogan follows Aleksander through the castle gates of their old home. Fate turns Aleksander into a king and Court D’Vaire is established. Considered cursed by dragonkind the D’Vaire’s are ostracized. After six centuries of loneliness Brogan leaves his family desperate to find his mate. He has no idea Fate has intervened and sent his other half right to Aleksander’s doorstep.
As a familiar Ayden struggles between a voice inside him that insists he is something more and Latarian’s stringent set of rules. He finds himself torn as he and Brogan try to find common ground. Can the pair find love and will Dra’Kaedan find out his true destiny before it’s too late?
Jessamyn Kingley lives in Nevada where she begs the men in her head to tell her their amazing stories which she dutifully writes it all down in what has become a small mountain of notebooks. She falls in love with each couple and swears whatever book she wrote last is her absolute favorite.
Jessamyn is married and working toward remembering to start the dishwasher without being distracted by the scent of the magical detergent. For personal enjoyment, she aids in cat rescue while slashing and gashing her way through mobs in various MMORPGs. Caffeine is her very best friend and is only cast aside briefly for the sin better known as BBQ potato chips.
Visit her website at: www.jessamynkingley.com
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