Please join me in welcoming author Laury Falter to Preternatura today. Laury is dropping by as part of her virtual book tour celebrating the release of her most recent book, Messenger. Messenger was published in early May and is the first prequel to the bestselling Guardian Trilogy – the breathtaking romantic saga about a love that has lasted centuries between a messenger and her guardian.
Laury Falter is a bestselling author of young adult romantic suspense and urban fantasy. She is also an animal rights activist, a sailor, a one-handed golf putterer, and a Colorado River conqueror. She has three series out: the Guardian Trilogy, the Residue Series, and the Apocalypse Chronicles. You can learn more about Laury by visiting her website, on Facebook or by following her on Twitter.
ABOUT MESSENGER: Maggie does not know she is a Messenger. She has never met her eternal lover. She has never survived a Fallen One. All this changes when a Messenger awakens in the Hall of Records only to die moments later, never to return. As Maggie sets out to determine why the Messengers are suddenly beginning to die, she crosses paths with the infuriatingly appealing Eran and their story begins. In this riveting account of Maggie’s first life on earth with Eran, the star-crossed lovers’ romance transpires amidst treacherous enemies, their friends’ resistance, and their own opposing wills. With the odds against her, can Maggie survive long enough to admit the feelings she has so carefully denied?
And now, let’s hear from Laury…
Eran’s account of the first time he met Magdalene
“It was explosive. She fought me, hard…and well,” he paused to chuckle while shaking his head in amazement at the memory. “I’d watched her fight before, but I wasn’t ready for her strength. That part of her originates from her stubbornness. One of my favorite characteristics and it happens to be the core of her personality. It’s what drives her to help others, to put her life on the line for strangers. That’s Magdalene…my Magdalene.”
“I heard about this girl training others like her to survive our enemies. That was impressive. We have powerful enemies.” His gaze fell to the floor in deep reflection. “So when I found her training,” he laughed through his nose, “of course, I was enthralled, completely and absolutely void of any reasonable thought after laying eyes on her. The way her brown hair swung around, catching the wind from her speed, the blaze in her eyes, and those wings. I’d never, and haven’t to this day, seen whiter appendages. She was stunning. So much fury and love was wrapped up in that little frame of hers that I was completely taken from that very second on.”
Slowly, he nodded with certainty. “At that point, I knew. I knew that I’d be her guardian. That beauty, that innocence needed protection, and I was going to see that she got it. Nothing,” he insisted, “would stop me from it. What I didn’t count on was her rejection. I-” One side of his lips lifted in a confident grin. “I’m fairly capable of influencing women. But not her. Magdalene took time, several centuries, in fact. It took countless arguments, coddling of her sensitive ego – don’t tell her I said that – and an incredible amount of patience. The fight, I tell you, is in her blood.”
He drew in a deep breath, as if to let the feeling of her settle over him, while a smile played across his lips.
“I sensed all this on that first sighting. So I kept my distance, looking for a way in to dissolve that stubbornness.” He shrugged. “That was pointless. When we finally did meet, I had a good understanding of who she was, so again I wasn’t surprised by the fight she gave me. What surprised me…,” his eyes turned warm, remembering. “What I’ll never forget, what will stay with me forever, was the passion in her eyes…because it was aimed directly at me.”
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Thanks, Laury. It’s always fun to read the background stories of the characters in books.
In association with Laury’s virtual book tour, there is a tour wide giveaway of one set of all three books in her bestselling Guardian trilogy. If you would like to be entered for your chance to win, leave a comment and then enter using the link below.