Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ice Dragon Tales by Hurri Cosmo - Book Toou

The Servant Prince – Amazon / Smashwords / B&N / Kobo

M/M Romance 

Date Published: February 2017

Prince Joron of Blade Rain was kissed by a man he had no idea was King Aric of Claymoor Doom. Of course King Aric had no idea the one he kissed was even a man since Joron was dressed as a woman. Disguised to escape the newly crowned king of Blade Rain who just happens to be Joron's brother, Joron is swept off his feet by Aric when he is rescued by him from an assault. Aric is also swept off his feet by the beauty of the "woman" and that one amazing kiss. Aric, who is led to believe the beautiful woman he kissed is actually the princess, immediately goes to the king of Blade Rain and offers for the princess’s hand in marriage and his offer is accepted. Unfortunately, King Aric is now betrothed to Liarta, Joron’s sister. But an emergency has King Aric racing home without finding out the mistake he has made and now Joron must ride to Claymoor Doom to renegotiate the offer since Liarta is in love with someone else and does not want to marry King Aric.

Imagine Aric’s surprise when he discovers the Prince is the one he thought was the Princess! So Aric does the only thing he can think of. He will release Liarta from her obligation of marriage, but only if Joron takes her place... in the marriage bed.

The Servant King – Amazon / Smashwords / B&N / Kobo

Things are going well for King Aric. He had Joron safely hidden away. Diagus, although a continuing threat to Joron, had left his castle empty handed, and the Cetin Gang was headed for his dungeons. He should be thrilled but – something was not right. He could feel it.
Sure enough, when he returns to Claymoor castle, he finds Joron has been kidnapped and he must ride immediately to rescue him. And knowing the culprit, it was not going to be an easy task. However, Aric has a trump card; a letter from a dead king. Seemingly nonsensical at first, it now points a finger directly at a murderer and Aric is convinced Joron is next. Somehow he has to find him and get Joron back into his protective arms before it’s too late.
Unfortunately, there are other huge pitfalls just waiting in the shadows. It turns out Joron is the true king of Blade Rain and Aric's long dead wife miraculously returns to claim Aric as her own. Between all the lies, murders, and life altering revelations, is there hope for these two at all? 

The Servant Crown – Amazon / Smashwords / B&N / Kobo

King Diagus of Blade Rain is in a bind. He is duty bound to produce a royal heir and the only way he knows that can happen is if he beds a woman. Definitely not his idea of Happily Ever After. In fact, far from it. Except instead of walking down the aisle with the princess he has arranged to marry, Diagus is off in the wilds of Claymoor Doom. But there’s a good reason. Rumor had it there was someone near Gray Valley with Diagus’s stark blue eyes. A possible relative and therefore an heir? Was there a chance he might not have to marry a woman, after all? Regrettably, Diagus finds no one matching the rumor’s description. What he does find is a heinous, black magic plot for murder and Diagus is the next on the list.

Tama’s pregnant sister claimed to be carrying the child of a king. Not just any king. The mighty king of Blade Rain. She was determined to get out of the very poor house of Hilman and into the lap of luxury. But fate had its own agenda. Sadly, Tama must raise his nephew all by himself after his sister unexpectedly dies in childbirth. It’s not a problem, though. He loves Aydin as he loved his sister – with all his heart.

However, Tama’s lazy and abusive father, Beourn, is angry and extremely disappointed. Being the grandfather of a crown prince, he was looking forward to moving to the castle and living a life of extravagance. With his daughter’s death, that was no longer possible. So, he does the unthinkable. He kidnaps Aydin with the intent of selling him to the rich and powerful king. Tama is stunned he would do such a thing and chases after Beourn to rescue Aydin.

But he doesn’t get far before he is confronted with a beautiful man being viciously attacked. Of course Tama has to help. If he doesn’t the man will surely die. Except Tama quickly learns the man is far more than just someone in trouble. In fact, the man is a king and will change Tama’s life. Forever.

Aric waited for the answer, but truly no longer needed it. What the hell was it he was feeling? Was this jealousy? He was feeling jealous? Again, this was a first for him. So, it was the brother who had made those kiss marks. The damn pervert. He closed his eyes for a moment in thankfulness Joron had escaped that castle before he had actually been violated.
“Fine.” He growled. “I understand. I know what the bastard is after. Did he already touch you? Hurt you in any way?”
Joron looked up at the king, shocked again.
“Yes! Yes, damn it, I know. Now answer the question.”
Joron shook his head. “No…not really. He didn’t get far but…”
Hot emotions ran through Aric’s brain and body. He steeled himself before he lost control. What the hell did this man do to him?
“I will not allow it! Do you hear me?”
Aric was totally amazed at the rage he was feeling. He had never felt this possessive before. He pulled Joron into a violent kiss, thrusting his tongue as deep as he could get it, reaching for something—anything—that could capture this man’s heart, keep him in his arms. Aric felt desperate again, like somehow Joron was slipping from his grasp. He squeezed him closer.
He suddenly needed Joron under him, needed to be inside of him. Letting go of Joron he strode quickly to the door, opened it, and stepped out. Aric closed it behind him, then grabbed a guard and told him everything to tell the group leaving for Blade Rain. If he didn’t do it at this moment, it had the chance of not getting done at all. He had to do some heavy thinking about the immediate future because he was sure now it would become volatile. It was difficult to understand a man having these types of feelings toward his own brother, but he knew how lost he himself had become in this young prince. He could hardly blame anyone.
However, there were things he was going to have to know, more than what he had been able to pull from Joron. More than he would ever obtain from Joron. He sent the guard on his way, making sure he not only knew exactly what to tell the leaving detail, but to also strengthen the guard all around the castle.
Training would have to start immediately after more men were found to fill the role of guard. Until then, he would work his people overtime to protect his man. He started to consider an inside room, one without windows at all, but he needed to be careful because to hold Joron basically a prisoner, even if it was for his own good, would never work. He stepped back into the room, locking the door.
Aric walked toward Joron, reading confusion in his expression, mixed with fear. No, that was not something he wanted this young man to feel, from anything or anyone, but most of all him. Then those beautiful eyes cast their gaze to the floor. Ahhh. Does he think I would be disgusted with him? Did Joron believe he would be that shallow? Aric would show him exactly what he was feeling…again. Aric walked right up to Joron and swept him up into his arms, hardly slowing down. And like he had done the night before, he carried him to the bedroom, his gaze never leaving Joron’s. He gently laid him on the bed and unbuttoned the too-big tan shirt.
Aric kissed and licked that pale, perfect skin, smelling the soap mixed with what he already identified as Joron’s personal scent. It was a heady, sexy scent Aric knew was already burned deep into his brain, into his very being.

I live in Minnesota where I holds tight to the idea that here, where it’s cold a good part of the year, I won’t age as fast. Yep, I avoid the truth as much as I avoid mirrors. But one of the reasons I love writing is reality doesn’t always offer up a “happily ever after” and being able to take control of that is a powerful lure. Being a happy ending junkie, writing just makes them easier to find. Oh, I doesn’t mind “real life” and I do try to at least keep it in mind when I write my stories, but I truly love creating a wonderful couple, knowing they will fall in love and have their HEA. Every - single - time. And, of course, that is exactly the reason I love reading this genre, too. Give me a glass of red wine, some dark chocolate, and my computer, whether I am reading or writing, and I will entertain myself for hours. The fact I actually get paid to do it, is Snickers bars on the frosting on the cake.
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