Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Guest Blog & Giveaway - "Daybreak for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #4)" by Anna Mayle

Ladies and gents, today we're happy to have Anna Mayle on our blog. She's generously offered up an ebook copy of her new release, Daybreak for a Stolen Child, to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave your name and email address in a comment after you read the post. 

Now, without further ado, here is Anna... 

"Come away oh human child, to the waters and the wild with a faerie hand in hand…"

William Butler Yates wrote possibly the most recognizable piece about the Fae tempting children away in his poem Stolen Child.

The poem does not, however, touch on the other instances where a child may be taken by the Fae. Instances when the child has no say, and the Fae leave something of their own in its place.

When I was told Resplendence Publishing was looking for a horror based romance story, my first thought was, "what is terrifying, sexy, and possibly redeemable?" The answer came quickly.

Tinker Bell, the Fairy Godmothers, Fae have been given a good name in popular cartoons, but the real legends, the folklore I grew up on…those were much different stories. "We don’t call them the Fair folk because we’re fond of them. We call them so kindly because they scare us," I can’t remember who told me that, but it is very true. Stories of people put to sleep for a hundred years, drunk and lost to time, stolen away, and those are the Fae being friendly. Imagine what they might do if they were angry with you. The reason the Fae are so frightening is because they are not human, not at all. There is no way for us to measure the way they think or how they may react in one situation or another. They are beings wholly alien to us unless they choose not to be.

Because of their fluid and changing nature, it was very fun to write the Stolen Child books.

Bedtime Stories for a Stolen Child was meant to be a single story, no sequels or series. But, when it was released, a lot of people wanted more. My first ending was too dark and I was asked to change it before the release, the new ending was still very much Happy-For-Now and many people, my editor included, wanted to know how their story would end. She suggested a bookend series; two stand-alone stories in the middle and the conclusion of Bedtime Stories as the fourth and final installment. In Lullaby For a Stolen Child we delved deeper into the darkness. In Dreams of A Stolen Child we found a bit of light and now, two years after our journey began, Daybreak is finally finished.

The Blurb

Nearly a year since the nightmare at the cabin. Life for Daniel and Leinad hasn't gotten easier, but at least there is something to say for familiarity. They fight, they threaten, but they love each other and in the end, that should be enough. 
It isn't.
When the shadows start stealing closer, and the past begins catching up to them, how long will the two lovers have before the Fae in Daniel emerges, and before Leinad has to face his own demons once again? Until the harsh light of reality engulfs the fragile world they've built for themselves?

How long will it be until daybreak?

The Excerpt:

"Daniel." The soft, trilling voice sent shocks of agony straight to his temples.
A thick band of tension tightened around his head. He closed his strange new eyes and begged silently for it to stop.
"Daniel," Leinad whispered again. The words were barely there, breathy. The soft, downy inside of his lover’s wings folded around him from behind, and he sighed as Leinad lowered both of them carefully to the bed. "Do not fight it. Don’t try to understand it. Whatever it is you see, it is not something humans are meant to process. You do not think like a Fae. Trying to grasp their worlds and ways will hurt you."
"My head is killing me," Daniel mumbled.
Leinad nodded against his shoulder and rested his face in the curve of Daniel’s neck. "I know."
"Reading my mind now?"
Leinad chuckled. "You squint when you get headaches."
Daniel tried to smile, but it felt brittle and impossible upon his lips. "I can’t… I’m terrified, Leinad."
A soft mouth moved against Daniel’s neck, softer feathers caressed his chest, belly, thighs. "I am here."
Long, tapered fingers slid slowly around his sides, teased their way to brush over Daniel’s chest and pulled him back harder against his partner. Daniel could feel Leinad’s interest pressed insistently against his tailbone. One talon tipped finger flicked the delicate nub of a nipple. Daniel gasped, Leinad moaned and nipped at the tender skin of Daniel’s neck.
"What are you doing?" Daniel asked stupidly. When did my mind and mouth lose their connection?
"I’m making you forget," Leinad said calmly, and rolled his hips into Daniel’s ass. "I’ll make you forget your own name."
"I already have." Daniel choked.
Leinad’s motions stilled. "Damn you Daniel. The other Fae weren’t nearly as difficult to interest."
"I don’t remember being Fae."
The wings opened and Daniel yelped in surprise. Leinad grabbed, twisted, and straddled him all in quick succession until Daniel stared up at Leinad from his back. The cruel curve of his beak, wide golden eyes, round and knowing in a pale white face, filled his vision. Feathers flowed over his head and shoulders like hair. The hands holding him down were talon tipped and deadly.
Daniel’s cock danced at the proximity of the dangerous creature. It thickened, lengthened, the blood rushed into it in an attempt to make it hard enough to tear through the linen slacks the creature wore. Again, one taloned hand flexed, a deadly claw teased his nipple. Daniel squirmed and moaned. He needed pressure, friction, flesh. He needed Leinad, in all his terrifying glory.
"You feel it too, don’t you." It was a statement, not a question. "The consuming pull, the want, your body craves mine as if you were made for me, of me. No matter what happens, you belong to me, my creature. So lie back and give yourself up to me. Fear me, need me, only focus upon me." Leinad punctuated his command by rolling his hips and opening his fly to free his rapidly hardening need from the confinement of his pants.
Daniel trembled, a familiar yet strange moistness seeped from his puckered entrance as his body prepared itself. His anus opened and closed again and again, begged to be filled, to be brutalized, to be taken, owned, claimed. It knew its master just as his dancing cock did, just as Daniel himself did. Leinad glowed gloriously and Daniel wanted nothing more than to be the vessel to his need. He arched his hips up, and closed his eyes at even the slight friction that earned him. Without the strange visual world to distract him, the sensations were doubled and then some, and he keened at their strength.
"There, now you are ready for me, aren’t you."
"Yes," he whimpered. "Oh yes, please."
"Please?" Leinad cooed. "You want me to please you, do you not?" He took Daniel’s hand and brought it to his huge, thick cock. The veins stood in stark relief against the magnificent shaft and the mushroom head leaked a thick, clear liquid that coated its length and pooled between them, made them slide smoothly against one another. "You want me to tear you open and live inside you, move in and out until you aren’t sure which you want more, the pleasure or the pain."
"Yes!" Daniel begged and writhed for more, for the action those words promised. "Please fuck me."
"I’ll fuck you into forgetting. Then I’ll go deeper. I’ll penetrate straight to your soul and saturate it with my seed. Body. Mind. Soul, all mine. You hear me? You’re mine!"
"Yes, sir." Daniel trembled. Leinad stood and stripped quickly. Daniel didn’t even have time to feel guilt over the multitude of bandages revealed before Leinad was back. He tore Daniel’s pants from his body, scooped Daniel’s legs up to rest on his shoulders and surged forward until Daniel was bent nearly in half, begging in shallow, panting breaths, his opening wide and wanting. "Please Leinad. Please don’t be cruel to me, not now."
"Never," the creature promised and thrust with one hard jab, burying himself deeply into Daniel’s core.
Daniel cried out in perfect, blissful agony. "More!"
Leinad thrust again, and lights danced in the blackness behind Daniel’s eyelids.
"Mine. Say it," Leinad ordered.
"Yours, I am yours. I am yours!" he sang brokenly while Leinad plowed into him again and again. Daniel might as well have been praying, for the worship he could hear in his own voice. The thickness inside of him was unrelenting, claiming, unyielding. He had no time to relax, to calm or think, barely time to breathe.
The speed behind those deep thrusts increased, and he was bent so far that his knees met his ears while Leinad blanketed him with his weight and rode him hard, wet and wonderful. A scream built inside of him, but he had no breath to give voice to it. Leinad pounded into him so hard that he slammed into the bed. It still wasn’t enough. Daniel reached down to grasp his own cock, but the force inside of him shook. Leinad’s cock rattled like a snake against his prostate and before his fingers even closed around himself he was coming, twisted and covered and owned. It wasn’t romantic, but it was love, thick and hot inside of him. It bent him, twisted his soul to its bidding. "I love you," he breathed.
Leinad came and pulled out at the same time. His semen coated Daniel’s legs and crotch as he retreated to the far side of the room and stared at him with those wide, inhuman eyes.
"Damn you, Daniel." He choked. "You weren’t supposed to say it."

Visit Anna on Goodreads or over at Resplendence Publishing. Daybreak for a Stolen Child releases today! If you can't wait to read it, you can purchase it and the previous books in the series directly from Resplendence. Both the link and the banner above will take you to Anna's author page on their site, and you can check out all the books on the right side.

~*Contest closes at 9PM CDT, Sunday, April 8th. You must be at least 18 years old to be eligible to win. Your comment serves as your confirmation that you're of legal age. As always, winner will be chosen by random drawing and contacted via email. Winner will have 48 hours to reply to our email, or another name will be chosen. If you are the winner, please respect the author's intellectual property and do not duplicate or share the book with others.*~ 


  1. Oh, I am really looking forward to this one! :) *waves at Anna*

  2. Sounds exciting I wanna read it.

  3. Wow! that just went on my "must-have-grabby-hands" shelf! ;)


  4. please please please!! I really want this one!
    meghan [at]spamcop [dot]net

  5. The book sounds wonderful and the cover is HOT!

  6. me too please.

  7. I felt so bad for Daniel when he lost his family and the sense of self. Honestly I didn't see him with Leinad in a long run. This excerpt gives me some hope. I don't see them happy-snappy or even peaceful, but I hope they find some kind of equilibrium.


  8. Wow, this series sounds like a heart-wrencher... but in a good way. Count me in.


  9. Oh I cannot wait for this one. Please count me in.

  10. Hello Anna,

    Thank you to Babes in Boyland for having Anna Mayle as your Guest today & Thank you to Anna for taking the time out of your busy day to spend with Us & sharing your Guest Post & Giveaway -"Daybreak for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #4)"

    Thank you for sharing the background for your Stolen Child Series & Congrats on your new release of "Daybreak for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #4)". I already went to Goodreads & put this Series on my “to read” list because this is going on my “TO BUY” list when I order eBooks next:

    Bedtime Story for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #1)
    Lullaby for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #2)
    Dreams of a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #3)
    Daybreak for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #4)

    I just LOVE M/M Erotic Fiction & the Paranormal…..& WoooHooo what ‘s not to LOVE about this Series??? It has ALL the sub-genres to Pump Up The Heat ;) M/M Paranormal Erotic Romance with a twist of Dark Fantasy & BDSM. Ohhhhh Yessss, sign me UP, Anna you have yourself a new Fan!!! :)

    OMG that posted Excerpt was soooooo Smokin’ Hot!!!! I can’t wait to read Daniel and Leinad's Story. You had me so captivated & drawn into that drool-worthy, panty-melting, Scene Leinad takes Daniel for the first time. *Swoony Sighs* If I may quote from your Post, just in case someone didn’t read the entire Excerpt, OMG did you miss out...

    "....Again, one taloned hand flexed, a deadly claw teased his nipple. Daniel squirmed and moaned. He needed pressure, friction, flesh. He needed Leinad, in all his terrifying glory.

    "You feel it too, don’t you." It was a statement, not a question. "The consuming pull, the want, your body craves mine as if you were made for me, of me. No matter what happens, you belong to me, my creature. So lie back and give yourself up to me. Fear me, need me, only focus upon me."

    Leinad punctuated his command by rolling his hips and opening his fly to free his rapidly hardening need from the confinement of his pants...."

    Whewwww someone please pass me a glass of ice water & I’ll just pour it over my head because that was HAWT!!!!! Thank You sooooo much Anna for giving Us such a Tasty Treat from your new release.

    I would very much appreciate the opportunity to be considered in your very generous giveaway of an ebook copy of "Daybreak for a Stolen Child (Stolen Child #4)". Thank You.

    Take Care Anna & Happy Easter,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)
    paranormalromancefan at yahoo dot com

  11. I love this series! Can't wait to read the final installment :-)

    smaccall AT

  12. I must be living under a rock to have missed Anna Mayle and her works. Daybreak for a Stolen Child sounds great.

    Tracey D
    booklover0226 at gmail dot com

  13. That was good :) Count me in for the giveaway, please.


  14. WOW!!! I cannot wait to read this one!!