Note: I have two posts today. The one you are reading now and a review of Twice Tethered. I hope you enjoy them both.
I dream of flying. Really, I do. I am sure I am not the only one. Maybe you are reading this and nodding your head. Maybe that is why we enjoy books about dragons and space ships and other flying entities. Including those in Sabine Priestley’s new book Twice Tethered. I am so pleased to welcome her to Whiskey With My Book today. It seems we have something in common…..
Guest Post by Sabine Priestley
It’s great to be back on WWMB, always a pleasure! It’s been a long time coming as 2016 was a horrible year for me. You don’t want to hear it, and I’m not dishing, suffice to say I’m seriously glad it’s over. Life has it’s ups and downs for everyone and I’m no exception. The silver lining (and I am always a silver lining kind of girl) is that my writing has become deeper. Pain is growth if you learn from it and I’ve learned a lot.
I’ve got a number of new books releasing this year and I’m totally stoked!
First on deck is my new UF series Tethered Wings. I loved creating this world and truly it has kept me sane (ok, sane may be a stretch, but work with me here). I have to credit my friend Juliette Cross for sparking this series as it was conceived when I was reading her Night Wing books.
For as long as I can remember I have wanted to fly. I spent hours as a child in imaginary worlds where I either had the ability to fly or I was riding a winged horse or a dragon. I’m a lucid dreamer and I can tell you that flying dreams are the bomb! I’ve soared down rivers, over mountains and even through the rings of Saturn.
It wasn’t difficult for me to imagine a race of human like people that had wings. They live together with humans for the first time in a country called Vega. Twice Tethered is book one of the series. As I was working on book two, Vega Falling something odd happened. Odd and seriously cool. I can’t tell you though, because it’s a major spoiler. Book two comes out August 1st so you won’t have to wait long!
One last thing. Me and some crazy author friends are reaching out to you, the readers. Seriously, we want to know what you’re looking for. What do you want to read? What do you want more of? The page is still a work in progress but, you can check it out here: Tell Us What You Want.
About Twice Tethered, Book 1 in the Tethered Wings Series
2016 Beacon FCRW Finalist!
She had no words. He was playing her like an instrument. Orchestrating a symphony unlike any she’d ever experienced.
In a country called Vega, winged sensari and humans live and work together for the first time.
Priya Desai wanted nothing more than to launch her career at Genetic Realms engineering, but one night with CEO Morgan Steele changed everything, including her humanity.
Morgan is duty bound to help Priya through the transformation—an intensely physical process which brings both pain and pleasure.
As his enemies fight to destroy his company, and political tensions rise, the two must find the truth: Did someone engineer the transformation in her, or did he really tether twice?
Excerpt from Twice Tethered
“What do you think you’re doing?” Morgan Steele inserted himself between her and Seth.
That explained the pleasure coursing through her.
Morgan wore jeans and a half-unbuttoned shirt. A short gold chain rested around his neck. His fingers brushed hers igniting a full-on body buzz.
“Piss off, Steele,” Seth said, straightening his collar.
Morgan scanned her from head to toe, upping the buzz quota. There was no missing the sparks in his eyes. “Are you all right?”
She nodded and stepped close enough for the heat of his body to radiate up her arm.
He placed a possessive hand on the small of her back, his thumb stroking. The bolt of electricity from his touch was almost painful. Almost.
“Beat it, Seth.”
“It’s a free world, Steele.”
“It’s my club. And since when do Mandoris believe in freedom?”
Ugly red blotches spread across Seth’s face. He sneered at Priya before whirling around and launching off the platform.
A low growl rumbled through Morgan. Felt more than heard. When he turned his attention back to her, she couldn’t move.
His expression shifted from anger to hunger as he scanned her from top to bottom and back again. “Tanzar Farornath.”
She started to ask what that meant, but when the heat of his hands slid onto her hips all she could do is breathe him in. Mountains and rain. She wanted to lose herself in that smell.
He was gliding his thumbs in tiny circles and it did things to her insides. His breath was hot on her skin.
“What are you doing here?” Her voice shook with more than adrenaline from the encounter with Seth.
She knew that. She couldn’t take her eyes off his mouth. If she leaned forward just a hair…
He beat her to it, tilting his head at the last moment and brushing his lips across her ear. “The image I keep seeing in my head…” He leaned back and gazed into her eyes.
Her heart slammed into her chest as the scene burned brightly in her mind. She swore she felt him pulsing inside.
He nodded. “I thought so. Is that what you want, Priya?” His voice was low and gravelly, he made her name sound exotic.
Pleasure rippled through her in waves. Her hands were flat on his chest and the beat of his heart matched her own. Her brain battled with a response. Hell yes that’s what her body wanted, but what could she say? She didn’t want to lose her job. “I don’t think we should…”
His lips brushed against her neck just below her ear and a cacophony of sensation inundated her senses.
“We definitely should not.” He bit down on her shoulder.
The pleasure became an intrinsic part of her. Hot. Pulsing. “Oh, fuck, Morgan.”
Surrendering, she wrapped her arms around his neck. He devoured her. Demanding. Hungry. So very hungry.
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About the Author
Sabine grew up consuming Science Fiction, Fantasy and Romance novels (there was a brief bodice ripper period, but we won’t go into that).
She wanted to be an astronaut and travel the stars looking for aliens. She ended up an Electrical Engineer and Cultural Anthropologist. She’s a geek with heart.
Seriously disappointed we’ve yet to establish so much as a moon base, she’s encouraged by the recent developments by superstars such as Elon Musk, Sir Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos, among others.
She’s a travel addict, beach-loving, stargazing disruptor.
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