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Grandma Pearl and Her Mob of Emus

It is funny how some things just come to you. I knew it was time to write Grandma Pearl’s story and I needed a pet that could capture the heart of a dragonling yet fight beside a warrior. I found that in my mob of emus.

They often say write about something you know. Well, I’m no expert on emus, but it helps that we pass by a friend’s house that raises them. The stories Tom has told us about his attempts to raise emus for meat which quickly turned to them all having names and being pets has amused me for years. When I wrote The Dragonlings’ Very Special Valentine and The Great Easter Bunny Hunt, I knew I not only had to write Pearl’s story, I also needed to include the very unusual eggs that were brought back to Valdier from Earth.

Pearl’s Dragon brings all the characteristics I love about science fiction romance into a wonderful story of love, hope, action, adventure and more than a few laughs as she and Asim learn that life when you are older can be very, very fun!

In Pearl’s Dragon, we get to meet the unlikely heroes who are as protective of their dragon friends as the dragons are of them. A clutch of eggs from Earth, a misunderstanding, love between an old dragon and his true mate, a couple of mischievous younglings, poachers, and a lesson in how to be the perfect mate come together in Pearl’s Dragon: Dragon Lords of Valdier Book 10.

Excerpt from Pearl’s Dragon:
“Three and a half months old and they are already a pain in my backside,” Asim growled.
“You know you love them,” Pearl teased, rubbing the head of one of the emus.
“They love you. They follow you around like that damn chicken of Tina’s follows her. I swear there is something wrong with the creatures on your world,” Asim grumbled.
“Well, I’m not the only one they bonded with,” Pearl chuckled, watching another emu tilt its head to look up at Asim.

Pearl’s Dragon is available now at these stores:
Amazon UK
Amazon Canada
Amazon Australia
Amazon France
Amazon Germany
Amazon Japan
Google Play 

Asim Kemark has lived a long, lonely life. It is only his pledge to his former king and to Mandra Reykill that keeps him, his dragon, and his symbiot from going crazy. He has given up on ever finding his true mate and devotes himself to caring for the wide assortment of creatures on Mandra and Ariel’s mountain retreat. The last thing he expects when he visits the palace is to lose control of his dragon and his symbiot when they sense their true mate. Before he knows it, he has kidnapped her!

Pearl St. Claire is enjoying a new adventure – learning to live on an alien planet. As a mature woman in her sixties, she thought she had experienced just about everything life could throw at her – only to discover she really hasn’t experienced anything yet! She is both amused and exasperated when one of the dragon-shifting aliens kidnaps her, believing she is his true mate.

Life is no longer boring or lonely as Asim courts the spirited human woman who has enchanted him, but he isn’t the only one who has noticed Pearl or the unusual animals under his care. When poachers attack, determined to steal the exotic creatures under his protection – including Pearl and a new clutch of alien eggs from Earth – he will do everything he can to protect them. Can one dragon keep the most precious creatures under his care safe, or will he lose the biggest battle of his life?

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A special bonus story! First time available in stores!

The Great Easter Bunny Hunt: A Dragonlings of Valdier short story!
Alien eggs can only mean one thing – an adventure!
A pile of unusual eggs leads to an exciting Easter egg hunt for the kids and the adults alike in this delightful holiday tale. The children must work together to recover Jabir’s coveted eggs after the Great Easter Bunny is caught taking them away. Can the Dragonlings and their besties save the day?


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For anyone who sends me their receipt for Embrace the Romance, I will send you a free copy of my story from Pets in Space 1 – A Mate for Matrix. You cannot get A Mate for Matrix anywhere.

Send your receipt to Offer ends November 11th.

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Magic New Mexico Game

Don’t Just Talk Like A Pirate! Be A Pirate and Find the Magic, New Mexico Treasure!

Magic, New Mexico Kindle World #3 releases on September 19th, which is also Talk Like A Pirate Day! What a better day to kick off a treasure hunt than when we are all talking like the pirates we are lol.

Visit each author in the Magic New Mexico Kindle World #3 to find your next clue to the grand prize.

You need to visit each author in the Magic New Mexico Kindle World #3 to find the next clue to the grand prize. Collect all the clues and go in the draw for Magic treasure!

On each author’s Kindle World book page, there is a map of Magic, New Mexico (see map below). On that map, is a letter or letters or symbol that is specific to that author. Check out the lower right hand corner. Near the treasure chest. Write down the letter or symbol for each author. Make sure you record the code in the order of authors below so that you get the correct codeword.

That’s it! Easy peasy. Each letter will create part of the code you need to enter into the giveaway.

Download your Treasure Card to record your clues. Once you have collected all the clues, go in the entry.

Visit all the authors as there may be surprises for you along the way. 😉

M.L. Guida – Touch of Madness


Enter the Giveaway Above or At:

The game opens on September 19th at 6am (Orlando time) and closes at 6pm on September 30th (Orlando time).

Here’s an example of the map from Tianna Xander’s page:

(BTW ‘?’ is not the secret code for Tianna. You will need to visit her page to find out what it is).


Grandma Pearl Trading Card 1

Grandma Pearl Trading Card 1

Grandma Pearl Has Met Her (Dragon) Match!

“There was no denying that she was on an alien world. If the high purple grass, unusual plants, and even stranger males running around in the shape of dragons and tigers wasn’t enough to convince her, nothing would.”

Pearl’s Dragon
A Novella in the Dragon Lords of Valdier Series

A Part of the Embrace the Romance Anthology
Out October 10th
Preorder here:

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