Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Release Day Blitz & Giveaway ~ The Highlander by Kasia Bacon

Book Title: The Highlander (The Order series #2)
Author: Kasia Bacon
Cover Artist: Marek Frankowski
Release Date: August 31 2017
Genre/s: Fantasy/Paranormal M/M Romance
Length: Words: 16K No. of Pages: 65

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I, Lochan of the famed Féyes clan, know all about fighting.

As a half-breed Elf, I have struggled against prejudice and feelings of inadequacy.

A recluse by nature, I have battled my aversion to touch and interaction with others.

To become an assassin of The Order, I have learnt to overcome the limitations of my mind and body.

But denying the power Ervyn Morryés holds over me might be the one fight I lose. The truth is—damn it all—the relentless Highlander brings me to my knees.

Note: This novelette is the second in the Order Series and not a standalone installment. Reading The Mutt is crucial for its full enjoyment.



I knew my insomnia worried him. Elven Army regulations regarded bedtime as a serious matter. A soldier's body—well-honed, fed and rested—served as their primary weapon. A tired soldier made errors. And errors claimed lives.
To escape further scrutiny, I backed towards my cot and hopped under the blankets.
Of course, Ervyn took it as an invitation. Not that he ever acted as if he needed one. He shrugged out of his heavy leather jerkin and pulled off his boots.       
“Come now.” In the near darkness, I heard a smile in his voice. “Let me tuck you into bed, mu'hrōnye.”
He’d fallen into the habit of calling me that. I asked the meaning of it once, but he simply laughed and distracted me by biting on the shell of my ear.
Ghor still hadn’t stirred. For once, I didn’t mind his snoring.
The narrow cot made for a tight fit for Ervyn and me.       
Something else felt tight, besides. The crotch of my trousers.       
Ervyn’s hand immediately rose to brush my cheek and jaw line. “I missed you,” he murmured.       
My pulse jumped a notch.       
He tended to say things like that, nonchalant, as if betraying one’s thoughts cost nothing. His impulsivity meant he rarely bothered to conceal his wants and intentions. Such a barefaced approach shocked the hell out of me, although I partly admired, partly envied his readiness to show emotion.     
My eyes slid closed at the warm, rough feel of his thickened fingertips: the draw hand of the archer. Somehow this heightened my pleasure. The smell of pine needles, leather and horses hit my nostrils.
His thumb skimmed my bottom lip.
I moaned, already so aroused I could kill with my hard-on. Which, in fairness, would be a handy skill to have for an assassin.

Mountain Forest Covered By Fog

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The only downfall to this book is that it's too short!! :D

A follow up to The Mutt, which is told in Ervyn's POV about meeting Lochan Féyés
Lochan is a half breed, half human/half elf,  assassin and part of the Queens Guard. Ervyn feels a strong pull to Lochlan and decides to just go for it, inserting himself into the reclusive Lochlan's life. 

Ervyn decides to try out for the Assassin's Guild Archer, but he doesn't tell Lochan his plans which will make for an interesting twist in The Highlander...

The Highlander is told in Lochan's POV and it is months after The Mutt ends.
Ervyn, this conundrum of an Elven warrior. So fair-haired for a Northerner. The story of his mom and dad is one of intrigue. 

Lochan is having trouble with his feelings for Ervyn. Still unaware of Ervyn's secret plan, Lochlan knows he will be taken away on a secret assignment for 5 years and decides that distancing himself from Ervyn is his best bet. Although it makes him feel like a coward, he feels he best let Ervyn to his assumptions. It will make saying goodbye easier. 

Lochlan just needs to wait for the tournament to end so he can take the winning Archer and go. While he is waiting, he gets asked to go hunting for the cooks. Lochlan almost misses the Archer trials, thankfully he doesn't, or he and Ervyn would have missed an epic opportunity. 

All I can say as that these two books, though short, are fantastically written and I can not WAIT for The Elven Vice. We'll get caught up in an Elven world. So many territories, so many races of elves, I simply need this next book!

Meet the Author

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A linguist and an avid reader with a particular fondness for fantasy and paranormal genres, KASIA BACON lives in London with her husband. When not tearing her hair out over a translating project, she writes stories about the shenanigans of emotionally constipated assassins and sexy Elves.

Otherwise, she can be found shaking her loins at a Zumba class, binging on anime or admiring throwing knives on Pinterest. She has a mild coffee and lemon tart addiction. A lover of MMA and Muay Thai, she also enjoys nature and the great outdoors. She dreams of becoming independently wealthy, leaving the city and moving into her wooden mini-manor—located in the heart of stunning forests resembling those of the Elven Country depicted in her tales.

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