Thanks for hosting Dragonstone on your blog today. You really host some amazing books here. I love your site. I’ve invited Mia Ansgar and Kort Elias with me from Dragonstone for an interview. Mia, where’s Kort?
Mia looks toward the window with nervous tension written all over her lovely face. She tucks a strand of long blonde hair behind her ears, and her green eyes dart back to me, then up at the window. “Kort should be here any minute. He’s trying to get Magnus settled outside.”
I snap my head toward the window. “Magnus, the dragonlet? He’s only three days old, right?”
Mia nods, and tries to keep from wringing her hands. “You said Laurie had some questions to ask us, right Paula?”
I give her my full attention. She looks lovely in her purple dress. “Yes. I did. Tell us a little about yourself, Mia. How did you come to discover a baby dragon?”
“Magnus found me. Well, that’s what Kort said, anyway.”
I nod, and jot down some notes in my journal. “Kort is a prince from the land of Chalvaren, right? An Elven Prince?” I look up pointedly at Mia. She adjusts her hair, and tries to cover her ears. It doesn’t really work. It’s painfully clear that Mia is an elf as well. I look at my notes. “Another question, then. Who’s your favorite author?”
Green eyes stare at me with curiosity, and Mia smiles. Before she can answer, a blood-curdling scream imitating a roar rattles the windows. Mia leaps to her feet, and we collide on our way to the window. “Oh my goodness,” she says. “Look at that…”
I stare out the window, and my mouth drops open. Magnus, a black dragon about the size of a Clydesdale, has toppled Kort onto his behind. Kort, handsome and blonde, holds a leather bridle in his hands. Magnus apparently isn’t having any of it. “Is he going to eat him?” I ask.
Mia laughs nervously. “I hope not. If you’ll excuse me, I think my Prince needs me to help him with dragon training. Gotta run!”
“But what about our interview with Laurie…?”
Before I finish the sentence, Mia slips outside to intervene in the chaos. I watch from the relative safety of the window. Kort stands up. Magnus sees Mia coming, and spreads his wings wide, toppling Kort again. Kort proceeds to shout obscenities, and thrusts the bridle in the air. I feel a smile tickling my face.
I watch them. Mia takes the bridle from Kort’s hands, and Magnus eases to her side for a simple pat, nuzzling her, his amber eyes wide with appreciation. She slips the bridle over his snout, and he stands tall and proud beside her. I chuckle as I realize the real story is happening right before my eyes.
Thanks so much for stopping by today and giving us this amazing glimpse into your world. It's been wonderful meeting you, Paula and Mia. Give my love to Kort! He'll have his hands full with Magnus, looks like! (I watch Mia... Mia and Magnus look so cute together!)
Prequel to A Kingdom of Chalvaren Romance
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Publisher: Boroughs Publishing Group
Date of Publication: May 12, 2013
Number of pages: 39
Word Count: 15,630
Elf prince Kort Elias journeys to a new world in search of a stolen royal dragon egg and discovers a lost elven princess, a prophecy, and danger; and only true love--and an erotic magic he's never experienced--will set them free.
About the Author:
Paula Millhouse grew up in Savannah, Georgia where Spanish moss whispers tales in breezes from the Atlantic Ocean, and the Intracoastal Waterway. As a child Paula soaked in the sunshine and heritage of cobblestones, pirate lore, and stories steeped in savory mysteries of the south. She’s a member of Romance Writers of America, the Fantasy, Futuristic, & Paranormal chapter, the Mystery/Suspense chapter (Kiss of Death), and a member of Savvy Authors.
In the southern tradition of storytellers, she loves sharing the lives of her characters with readers, and following her muse on the quest for happily-ever-afters in thrilling romantic fiction.
She lives with her husband at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains with their pack and pride of furry babies.