Life With Dragons
Last time's excerpt was about the birth of Einarr on the dragon homeworld of Aberforth. The dragons are at war and the Feohtere dragons are attacking the hut dwellers. Einarr's father, Ennien is the companion to Zavat, a fierce dragon who fights against the Feohteres.
Einarr and his parents leave their small village and wander through the forest. Ennien has done this to protect Einarr. Einarr's been prophesied to be the one to end the dragon war, but along the way both his father and mother are killed by dragons leaving Einarr at 13 years old to fend for himself.
The years pass and he meets a girl and falls in love, but her fate is no better than his parents. Einarr is now an adult and Zavat is finally able to track him. Zavat comes to rescue Einarr, but Einarr has no love for any dragon.
I mentioned that I'm spending this week spotlighting authors and having guest posts. Well, today is one of my favorite authors and friends, Mark R Hunter. I've known Mark for many years through author groups and really enjoy his friendship. He has a quick wit and is a talented author. I've read his Romance books and they're on my 'favorite reads' shelf.
Mark sent me three guest posts to choose from, and I couldn't decide which I liked, so you're going to see him two more times on my blog.
Mark is a fireman, humor columnist. author of several books, and all-around nice guy to know. He's married to a very talented woman who supports him in his career (and I tell him often, he's lucky to have her). His latest book is 'Hoosier Hysterical', a book, as he says, about how the west became the midwest without moving at all. (Mark is a naturally talented humorist, can you tell?).
Here's Mark's first guest post:
I just finished reading 'A Time for Everything' by Mysti Parker. I won this book in an Eary Revewer program and I absolutely loved it.
The book is a historical romance set after the Civil War, and it just made the book more intriguing to me.
The story is about a young woman named Portia who not only loses her husband to the war, but loses her 2-year-old daughter to Typhoid. Lost and grieving and living with her brother-in-law's family, she decides the best thing for her is to start a new life.
She accepts a position as teacher of a young boy in the home of Beau Stanford. Beau lost his wife during the war. He lives with his father, his friend Harry (raised with him so they're like brothers) and two servants.
Being a romance pretty much tells you what's going to happen to Portia, but the book also has a lot of action to it.
Ms. Parker builds her story and characters well. As I read the book, I felt I was right there with the Stanfords and Portia, and isn't that o…