One thing I like about hosting guest authors and their books on my site is the fact that I get glimpses into series that are new to me and even into genres I don’t usually read.
This week I’ve got an early sneak peek at Elizabeth Noble’s story Ringed Love, the sixth book in her Sentries series, which is due out on May 23rd from Dreamspinner Press. Reviewers have described the series as an “amazing world, filled with sexy characters caught in horrifying situations.” Which makes me rather interested to go and find out more.
Ringed Love (Sentries #6)
Genre: Scifi, Paranormal, BDSM
Buy at: Dreamspinner Press
New Colorado Protectorate fell with the assassination of Chancellor Clarke. Like many others, Todd and Nick Ruger left the land of their birth and made a home to the north in Yellowknife. Their world was ever changing. The time came to say a sad farewell to some of their friends and loved ones, but they were taken in with open arms by others and in turn offered shelter to yet more. Through the years they remained steadfast in their duty as sentries to protect and defend those that needed it the most.
Time marches on but through it all they hold each other dear and cherish the love they’ve shared. There are still angry ghosts, Windigos and water spirits to contend with. Their lives change, offering them new roles. When the time comes, they do what sentries have done for generations prior and teach others the skills to carry on as sentries. The Rugers lives were rich and their hearts full with their devotion and love for each other. The tradition of the sentries lived on forever. It was the legacy of Todd and Nick Ruger. That was the way it was always meant to be.
Excerpt from Ringed Love by Elizabeth Noble
“Nick. Wake up.” Todd shook Nick’s shoulder.
After finding Todd’s mentor and the most ranking Sentry Jimmy Cantor’s house abandoned and a letter from Jimmy telling them to pack up what they could and burn the rest, they’d taken both of Jimmy’s wagons, hitched the teams, and headed north. They’d gone more than a day with no sleep, so they didn’t travel any farther than necessary. As soon as they found a place to pull off the road and into the woods, they made a camp. Nick didn’t want to overtax the horses; they were pulling heavy loads, and all they transported couldn’t be consolidated to one wagon. Todd didn’t want Nick overtaxed either.
Since nightfall they had taken turns sleeping. Each had two hours awake and two hours asleep. Now it looked as if Todd was going to miss his last shift sleeping.
“Hmm,” Nick rolled over and mumbled. “Someday we’re going to be done sleeping in wagons and on the ground.” He sat up and ran both hands through his hair, then shook his head and blinked at Todd. “What now?”
Putting two fingers to his lips, Todd whispered, “Shhh.”
“Huh?” Nick squinted at him. Todd pointed beyond him to a spot on the other side of the road. Nick leaned over, looked, and sighed. “Any thoughts?”
There was a line of wagons of various types and sizes traveling along the road. Some of the wagons had horses and goats tied behind them. Todd could tell even from this distance many of the wagons were being used to transport entire families.
“Not yet. See or feel anything we can use?” Todd asked.
Nick inched forward and Todd watched closely. He kept one hand between Nick’s shoulder blades and looked over the top of his head.
“Nothing bad, but they’re hiding something. At least some of them are,” Nick said and glanced back at Todd. “Do you—”
Shots rang out. A man on one of the wagons slouched on the bench.
“Crap,” Todd spat. He darted to one of their wagons and pulled a rifle and his handgun from it. Snatching Nick’s knife pouch, he tossed it to him.
“Todd, look.” Nick pointed to a few people scrambling for cover. “How close are we to West Caldera?”
About Elizabeth Noble
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into fan fiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and one tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening, winter and summer sports (go Tribe!). When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.