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Hello readers, please help me make welcome for another time Ms. Shea Balik who’s here to share juicy tidbits about her latest release with us.

About Shea

Shea Balik has always had a vivid imagination with stories running around in her head.  Often her stories are taken from observations of other people with her own spin. Traveling is one of her favorite ways of fulfilling her passion of people watching.  You never know, one day you may spark her imagination for her next book. Whether at home or traveling she is usually in front of her computer writing or curled up with a good book.

Here’s her newest release:

Mating Forged in Fire

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Blurb:

Maui Knight can’t believe he’s found his mate when he saves Ian Carmichael from the psy labs.  The need to keep his mate safe has Maui denying Ian’s request to go get his sister away from Ian’s father.  Maui hadn’t counted on Ian’s determination to save his sister from their father’s dishonorable intentions.

Ian runs from the safety of the Alliance Territory in order to bring his sister back with him.  From the moment he entered his childhood home things go horribly wrong.  He saved his sister but managed to get recaptured by the psy.  The last time he’d been imprisoned by the psy they had tortured him, this time they took that torture to a whole new level.  What’s even worse is they’ve changed him.

 

Story Excerpt

“My real name is Ignatius Archibald Nicodemus Carmichael,” Ian quietly said.

Ian’s body slightly tensed as if bracing himself for Maui’s reaction. What Maui couldn’t understand was what he was expecting. Considering many of the older paranormal world had been raised in human labs with no names given to them, they had been allowed to name themselves when they’d been freed.

Not having experience with names, they all floundered to find a name so many had the strangest names. He was just one example. Maui. He’d taken the name after the Hawaiian God of fire. Since he was a fire mystic he felt it fit but he knew the name was considered strange. Still he could imagine in the human world Ian’s full name was not easy to deal with.

He continued to rub Ian’s back but he gave the hand that was gripping his a little squeeze of understanding. “That had to be a hard name to grow up with.”

A bark of laughter erupted from Ian’s body. “You have no idea. I was teased, bullied, and pushed around. Most days I cried myself to sleep at night wishing I was anybody but who I was, praying to the Gods to change my life, but every morning I woke up having to face another day of hell.”

Maui wished he could go back in time to save his mate that pain but he knew it made the man into who he was today, which to Maui was everything he’d ever hoped for in a mate.

“I didn’t know how to stand up for myself, nor did I want to.” His body gave a slight shudder before saying, “I just wanted to be like the other kids, ya know?”

Maui nodded his head against the top of Ian’s even though he really didn’t as his own childhood had been spent in a human laboratory.

“When I was seven I asked my teachers to call me Ian. It took another year or so before it really caught on but eventually most people forgot what my real name was. My parents, especially my mom, refused to call me by my nickname but because we were relatively poor they both had to work long hours, so they weren’t around my school or friends too often.”

Ian relaxed into Maui’s embrace as he told his story, which Maui took as a sign of trust. Ian’s hand rested against Maui’s chest gently petting him as he talked. “My mom died when I was sixteen.”

Damn that was rough. Wrapping his little angel tighter in his embrace he offered what comfort he could. “I’m so sorry, angel.”

Maui wasn’t sure Ian heard his words as he continued his story. “That was when things changed. I finally understood what my mother had been telling me about wanting a name I had to live up to. So I decided I would do whatever it took to live up to the name she gave me when I was born.”

With each word Maui’s heart kept breaking for his sweet mate. With a gentle kiss to the top of Ian’s head, Maui asked, “What does your name mean?”

“Well basically the name means to be fiery, bold, and to be a victory for others, which I still don’t exactly get. I could do the first two names and with each day I did exactly that, going after what I wanted and never backing down from someone just because they were bigger or stronger than I was,” he said with just a hint of pride in his voice.

“It fits you perfectly then. I’ve never met anyone who was as determined as you to live life by your own rules. It was what caught my attention first. Everyone else just put on the masks we gave but you stood up for yourself, not allowing anyone to dictate to you.” Even if it could have gotten the man killed, Maui had been impressed at Ian’s resolve to not back down.

Ian sat up to look into Maui’s eyes. “I thought you said I almost got myself killed by questioning you?”

Maui reached up his hand to sweep back a few strands of hair that were blocking those breathtaking blue eyes. “You did but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t captivated by your bravery. Based on the expressions of the others we were probably downright terrifying, especially since we killed the psy guarding you before your very eyes. But you didn’t back down.”

Maui’s thumb caressed Ian’s jaw as his hand held onto Ian’s neck. “You were absolutely stunning as you stood up to me.”

 

Adult Excerpt

“My real name is Ignatius Archibald Nicodemus Carmichael,” Ian quietly said.

Ian’s body slightly tensed as if bracing himself for Maui’s reaction. What Maui couldn’t understand was what he was expecting. Considering many of the older paranormal world had been raised in human labs with no names given to them, they had been allowed to name themselves when they’d been freed.

Not having experience with names, they all floundered to find a name so many had the strangest names. He was just one example. Maui. He’d taken the name after the Hawaiian God of fire. Since he was a fire mystic he felt it fit but he knew the name was considered strange. Still he could imagine in the human world Ian’s full name was not easy to deal with.

He continued to rub Ian’s back but he gave the hand that was gripping his a little squeeze of understanding. “That had to be a hard name to grow up with.”

A bark of laughter erupted from Ian’s body. “You have no idea. I was teased, bullied, and pushed around. Most days I cried myself to sleep at night wishing I was anybody but who I was, praying to the Gods to change my life, but every morning I woke up having to face another day of hell.”

Maui wished he could go back in time to save his mate that pain but he knew it made the man into who he was today, which to Maui was everything he’d ever hoped for in a mate.

“I didn’t know how to stand up for myself, nor did I want to.” His body gave a slight shudder before saying, “I just wanted to be like the other kids, ya know?”

Maui nodded his head against the top of Ian’s even though he really didn’t as his own childhood had been spent in a human laboratory.

“When I was seven I asked my teachers to call me Ian. It took another year or so before it really caught on but eventually most people forgot what my real name was. My parents, especially my mom, refused to call me by my nickname but because we were relatively poor they both had to work long hours, so they weren’t around my school or friends too often.”

Ian relaxed into Maui’s embrace as he told his story, which Maui took as a sign of trust. Ian’s hand rested against Maui’s chest gently petting him as he talked. “My mom died when I was sixteen.”

Damn that was rough. Wrapping his little angel tighter in his embrace he offered what comfort he could. “I’m so sorry, angel.”

Maui wasn’t sure Ian heard his words as he continued his story. “That was when things changed. I finally understood what my mother had been telling me about wanting a name I had to live up to. So I decided I would do whatever it took to live up to the name she gave me when I was born.”

With each word Maui’s heart kept breaking for his sweet mate. With a gentle kiss to the top of Ian’s head, Maui asked, “What does your name mean?”

“Well basically the name means to be fiery, bold, and to be a victory for others, which I still don’t exactly get. I could do the first two names and with each day I did exactly that, going after what I wanted and never backing down from someone just because they were bigger or stronger than I was,” he said with just a hint of pride in his voice.

“It fits you perfectly then. I’ve never met anyone who was as determined as you to live life by your own rules. It was what caught my attention first. Everyone else just put on the masks we gave but you stood up for yourself, not allowing anyone to dictate to you.” Even if it could have gotten the man killed, Maui had been impressed at Ian’s resolve to not back down.

Ian sat up to look into Maui’s eyes. “I thought you said I almost got myself killed by questioning you?”

Maui reached up his hand to sweep back a few strands of hair that were blocking those breathtaking blue eyes. “You did but that doesn’t mean I wasn’t captivated by your bravery. Based on the expressions of the others we were probably downright terrifying, especially since we killed the psy guarding you before your very eyes. But you didn’t back down.”

Maui’s thumb caressed Ian’s jaw as his hand held onto Ian’s neck. “You were absolutely stunning as you stood up to me.”

Leaning forward, Maui placed his lips a breath away from Ian’s giving the man a moment to pull away if he wanted. Relieved when he didn’t, Maui closed the remaining distance to kiss those plump red lips. As his mouth touched Ian’s a jolt of pleasure shot through his body, as if the physical contact confirmed theirconnection as mates.

Ian gasped, clearly having felt it also, Maui took full advantage of his angel’s lips parting to thrust his tongue deep within the recesses of Ian’s mouth. Ian’s flavor burst across his taste buds causing Maui to crave more. His thumb gently pushed down on Ian’s jaw to open him further to Maui’s exploration.

It was as if he couldn’t get enough of his angel. Maui devoured every inch of Ian’s mouth. His cock jerked at the feel of his tongue being sucked on like Ian couldn’t get enough. With both hands he tilted Ian’s head until it was at the perfect angle to delve deeper.

 

If you like what you’ve read so far, go check it out here:

http://www.bookstrand.com/mating-forged-in-fire

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