Who Is Mistral Dawn?

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)) where she works as a hospital drudge and attends graduate school. Taken By The Huntsman is her first effort at writing fiction and if it is well received she has ideas for several more novels and short-stories in this series. Please feel free to visit her on FaceBook or drop her a line at mistralkdawn@gmail.com

Monday, September 21, 2015

#RRBC #Book & #Blog #Party #Stop!! :-)



Hey Everyone!! :-)

The Rave Reviews Book Club has gotten together and organized a blog tour that's continuing through the entire month of September.  And guess what?  Yours truly is being featured today!!! :-)  Every blog on this tour is sponsoring a daily prize giveaway.  Here's what I'm offering as prizes today:

Grand Prize:  1 $5 Starbucks eGiftcard: Winner: C. S. Boyack

3 Runners Up:  1 copy of 1 of my stories (winners' choices) for 3 people:  Winners:  Gwen Plano, Renae Lucas-Hall, Peter Wendt

# Of Winners For This Stop: 4

If you'd like to enter to win one of these prizes, you must comment below.  The tour organizers will let me know who the winners are tomorrow, and I'll contact you to send you your loot! :-)  You don't have to be a member of RRBC to be eligible to win (though you might want to think about joining ;-) ), so feel free to comment no matter what! :-)

I'd like to take this opportunity to tell you a bit about my books.  I've published two novels and one novella all in the same fantasy, romance series.  The series is mainly set in the realm of Fairie, and each novel focuses on a different couple.  The novella, Intrigue In The Summer Court, is a sort of bridge story, and brings some old friends together.  It's number 2.5 in the series.  The first book in the series, Taken By The Huntsman, focuses on the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, and his human soulmate Cassie.  The second book, Bound By The Summer Prince, focuses on the Prince of the Summer Court of Fairie and his human soulmate Roni.  I'm currently working on the third novel in the series, which is as yet untitled, and it focuses on the King of the Winter Court of Fairie and his human soulmate Kate.  You can read the first chapter of the story here: WIP First Chapter.  Once the book is published, I'll compile the posts on a page like I have for Taken By The Huntsman here Blog Page For Taken By The Huntsman, Bound By The Summer Prince here Blog Page For Bound By The Summer Prince, and Intrigue In The Summer Court here Blog Page For Intrigue In The Summer Court.  If you'd like to know when my third book becomes available, please click on the yellow "Follow" button on my Amazon Author Page here:  Mistral Dawn's Amazon Author Page.  To read more about each story individually, look below! :-)



Discarded and ignored by those around her for most of her life, Cassie is a lonely human woman struggling to find her place in the world and meaning in her life. Cadeyrn is the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, a hundreds of thousands of years old Fae who has always known his purpose. He has spent his entire long existence tracking the criminals of Fairie and punishing them for their crimes.
While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escaped to Earth Cadeyrn comes across Cassie and realizes that she is the one that the great mother goddess has designated as his soul mate. He kidnaps her and takes her to his fortress in Fairie to protect her from his many enemies. He knows she will be angry and that he'll have to work to earn her trust, but he finds his task to be even more challenging than he had thought it would be due to Cassie's difficulty in opening her heart.
Will Cadeyrn be able to convince Cassie that the bond between them is real and earn her love?


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The Summer Court is in an uproar. The king has just been executed for unpardonable crimes, and the queen is prostrate with grief over his loss. This leaves the Summer kingdom bereft of true leadership; a problem which is compounded by the fact that the laws of Fairie require balance to be maintained by having a male and a female ruler for both Season Courts at all times. Uaine, the Summer prince, is the only one who can put things right, but he is without a mate. Knowing that he must take a bride quickly, for the sake of his people, even though he is struggling with his own feelings of pain and anger over his father's treachery, he goes for a walk in a forest near the palace to try to clear his head and determine how best to choose a female to rule beside him.
While walking Uaine discovers a human female running loose in Fairie, which is against the most basic tenets of Fae law. Furious at one more problem he must deal with, he takes her prisoner and locks her in the dungeon; only to discover later that she is his soul-mate. The magical bond between them means they are meant to be together forever, but humans can't feel the magic of Fairie. Will Uaine be able to win her heart and convince her that she can trust him to keep her safe from all the dangers of Fairie...including himself?
Roni is a human con woman and petty thief. Having run afoul of the local crime syndicate in the city where she is staying, she finds herself running for her life. Trouble is no stranger to her, but when she falls through a hole in a wall and finds herself in a world with carnivorous trees and rocks that eat people she realizes she may have found more of it than she can deal with. Rescued/arrested by the prince of the Summer Court, it doesn't take long for her to formulate a plan to use him to get herself home. Unfortunately for her, she soon finds that her heart, which she had thought long ago turned to stone, has begun to feel the love she has been playing at. Will she be able to overcome a lifetime of caution and allow herself to follow her heart? Can a criminal love a cop?

*This Book Is Free Through Kindle Unlimited


Jillian knows something bad is going to happen! She has been a loyal adviser to the throne and friend of the queen, Briallen, for thousands of years, and now Roni and Uaine's wedding and coronation are to take place in just a couple days. The Summer Court will have a new king and queen, who, it is hoped, can repair the damage and heal the schism the late king created.
But Jillian can't shake the feeling that trouble is brewing. Many of the Summer nobles aren't happy about the changes that are taking place in the Summer Court, and many of the other Fae just aren't too sure about having a human on the throne...even if she has been blessed by the goddess. When Angelica, the leader of the Pixies, comes to her with news of a plot to murder the prince and princess, Jillian's suspicions are confirmed. Will the two of them be able to unravel this conspiracy in time to save the royal couple? Or will prejudice prevail, and the hope for peace in Fairie be lost forever?




***Please note, all of these stories contain adult material that make them unsuitable for those under the age of 18.  

Thank you so much everyone for stopping by!!! If you are interested, I'm currently running a poll to help me choose the title for my third novel.  You'll find it on the side and towards the top of this page.  I'd love it if you would all weigh in and let me know what you think. :-)  Also, don't forget to comment below so you can be entered to win a prize, and please take a moment to check out the other blogs on the tour!! :-)  You can find them here: RRBC Blog Tour Blog List.


70 comments:

  1. Nice post. And your site, with its theme and colors, looks so perfect for your genre! Enjoy your tour day!

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  2. Hi Mistral, I have one of your books, the "Intrigue in the Summer Court" on my Kindle. I will be looking forward to reading it soon. Have a great party today.

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    1. Thank you so much, Joy!! I hope you like it! :-)

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  3. I haven't read many faerie books, but I have read the Merry Gentry series by LKH, and I LOVE those books! 😍 So I'm definitely going to have to check yours out! 😁

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    1. Thank you, Yvette! :-) LKH is one of my favorite authors! :-)

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  4. The covers are great! I've decided I'll need to read these books - once I reach 18 lol.

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    1. Ha! Thank you, Gordon. Yes, once you reach that magic number, please check them out. ;-)

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  5. I love the book covers, Mistral! And I adore the background on your blog :) Very best of luck with everything! :)

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    1. Thank you, Harmony!! :-) The covers for Taken and Bound were created by Erin Dameron-Hill and the cover for Intrigue was created by Julie Nicholls. Both artist are totally awesome and wonderfully talented!! :-)

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  6. Intriguing covers and story lines, Mistral. Have a great blog party today!

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    1. Thank you, Traci!! I was lucky to find talented cover artists. :-)

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  7. Love your site. HAve fun with the block party!

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  8. Awesome covers, Mistral. Have a great day at the party!

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  9. Very interesting fantasy romance story lines! Good luck today!

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    1. Thank you, Rebecca! I've had a lot of fun writing them. :-)

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  10. Beautiful site. I like the fact that your covers actually capture a piece of the story (or at least what I think is a piece). Very nice visit.

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    1. Thank you, John! Yes, both artists are extremely talented! :-)

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  11. Hi Mistral, your site is visually excellent as are the covers of your books! Now I've understood you have to be 18 to read these books they seem even more interesting! Hmm that last sentence my be open to misinterpretation! What I mean is that I like the idea of adult fantasy. That sentence is no better. I give up and will just wish you all the best!

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    1. Ha! Thank you, Bill. Yes, they are very much fantasy stories intended for adults. :-)

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  12. That look on Roni's face is perfect. Great looking blog too.

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    1. Thank you!! I know I gave Erin a challenge with finding a multiracial, plus-size model, but she did a fantastic job as always. :-)

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  13. I must echo the other visitors and say that I like the appearance of you blog very much! I found your covers and book blurbs so attractive that I'll have to check out this series! Have a great party today!

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    1. Thank you so much, John!! I hope you enjoy them! :-)

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  14. Who says fantasy can only be for kids?! ;-) Our friend, Robin Chambers say his Myrddin's Heir series is for all children aged 10-110 years old, so what's the problem with pushing the lower limit up by 8 years or so! :-D
    Faerie is my favourite place, even before Faerie Tale (by Raymond Feist which is most certainly NOT for tender eyes being a full-out horror fantasy), so it's great to keep pushing at the deeper, darker recesses of the genre as it speaks to our ancient, instinctual urges, which is no bad thing as we spend way too much time in our heads and not enough with our senses in this hi-tech world. Thanks for opening your atmospheric doors today, Mistral - AND have a FANTASTIC time at your party!

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    1. Thank you, Jan!! Yes, I agree that fantasy is a genre that is perfect for all ages. It's been my favorite since I discovered Tolkien at age ten. I still love my fairy tales, they're just a little dirtier now. ;-)

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  15. I have been 18 for a while now so I believe this won't hurt me. I'm going to purchase Taken By The Huntsman today! Your site is lovely. Very mystical and conducive to romance.

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    1. Thank you so much, Linda!!! I really appreciate that! I hope you enjoy it! :-)

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  16. Good looking site, Mistral. Though I'm not a romance reader, your covers do look the fantasy steamy part and I hope you do well with them. Have a great PARTY day :) - PeterW

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  17. Hum-a-na, Hum-a-na, Hum-a-na. Feel The Summer Heat. Your covers do tell a story. Thanks for all the work you do for the group, too.

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    1. Thank you, Larry! :-) And you're welcome. You know I also offer author interviews, announcement posts, etc. on this blog, right? The details are under the tab "How To Get An Interview On My Blog" at the top of this page. :-)

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  18. Thanks for inviting me to your party. Very intense graphics set the mood.

    Have a super day!

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  19. Hey, Mistral. Fabulously imaginative blog, glorious colours, and brilliant book covers. I wishyvou every success with your books and hope you have a great blog party.

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  20. Wonderful blog post. I love your website and book covers! They compliment each other perfectly.

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    1. Thank you, Lizzie!! And thanks for stopping by! :-)

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  21. Hi, happy tour day! I love your blog, & your book covers are so eye catching! I hope you enjoy you day on the tour. 😃

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  22. Hello, blog-party mate! Gosh, I posted a comment in the wee hours this morning but it looks like it didn't post. So sorry! Wishing you all the best today - what a great post, esp. with the covers and wrap-around excepts from each book. Great work! Congratulations and enjoy today! (Thanks for the tweet too!)

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    1. Ha! The vagaries of the internet. ;-) Thank you, Lisa, and congratulations to you too!! :-

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  23. What a fun party! I'm in awe of your creativity and your ability to write/publish while you work! Amazing.

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  24. A lovely site and great party post! Enjoyed learning more about you and your books! :)

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    1. Thank you!! And thank you so much for stopping by!! :-)

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  25. Steamy in here! My specs have fogged like entering a kitchen on a cold day ;-)

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  26. Hi Mistral, I hope you're having a wonderful day! Your stories show you have a wonderful imagination and I'm not surprised your books are very popular.

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    1. Thank you, Renae! That's kind of you. :-)

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  27. I just KNEW this would be a bit steamy, what with that "Content Warning" at the entrance. I'm glad I pulled back the curtain and wandered inside. This is a great blog block party going on over here! I love the color scheme and stars in the background. Cool. Best wishes on your blog day, Mistral!

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad I didn't scare you off. ;-)

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  28. Great blurbs of your books, Mistral! I had to see which one I've already purchased. I have "Taken by the Huntsman" and "Intrigue in the Summer Court" already in my TBR list. Your blurbs are so enticing that I believe they will be moving up the list fast.

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    1. *hugs*!!! Thank you, Kim!! I really appreciate all your support!! :-)

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  29. Wow, very intriguing scheme on your site and a great array of books.

    Want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support of me and #RRBC on social media.

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    1. Thank you, Maurice, and you're most welcome! :-)

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  30. Fantastic blog party! Love your post and the opportunity to learn more about you and your work. Intriguing indeed! Also, I just have to say your support for RRBC is truly inspiring! Cheers :)

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    1. Thank you, Natalie!! I appreciate you dropping in! :-)

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  31. Hi Mistral! Thanks very much for hosting us all from the RRBC BTSBBParty! Love the background graphic on your blog site too...

    Good luck with your books!

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  32. Great post and site. The color scheme is wonderful!

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  33. Hi, Mistral! Your starry background and colorful book covers are so fitting for your genre! I'm generally not a fantasy fan, but your blog has made me curious. I plan to explore the Fairie kingdom in one of your books! I hope your blog tour was everything you had hoped. I'm entering the contest just in time!

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    1. Glad you could make it, Rosie. Thank you so much!! I hope you enjoy them! :-)

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  34. Great idea to have a poll for your book title. Look forward to hearing which one comes up trumps!

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    1. Thank you, Kathy!! I'm looking forward to finding out too! :-)

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  35. Hi Mistral, gorgeous site and beautiful book covers! I love good fantasy and hope to get to yours soon. Have fun on the tour.

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  36. Thank you, Micki!!! I hope you enjoy them. Thanks so much for stopping by!! :-)

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