Today I am so pleased to welcome Jocelynn Drake to Joyfully Jay. Jocelynn has come to talk to us about her latest release, Breath of Life. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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“Fine,” Octavia started, her voice a sharp stab of sound. “You were sent to Caspagir, and the royal family is willing to vouch for you. And I greatly appreciate you taking the time to strengthen the alliance between our two countries, but I’ll be taking over the communications between Erya and Caspagir going forward. It’s over, Caelan.”

“Excuse me,” Caelan gasped. It felt like he’d been kicked in the chest. He suddenly couldn’t drag in a full breath. How…how could this even be happening?

“It’s over. The time of the monarchy and the great Talos family is over. Queen Amara’s death was unfortunate, but it has opened the door for new opportunities. It’s time for leaders who are elected by their people and who will listen to them. Who will take into account what is best for them.”

“And as chancellor, you’ll be stepping into that new leadership role for how long?” Rayne snapped. “Or are you simply planning to shift Erya from a benevolent monarchy to a dictatorship?”

“Erya will have new elections as soon as we have finished dealing with the Empire. We’re already in negotiations—”

“What about the Godstone?” Caelan demanded in a low, harsh voice. “The Talos family was more than simply the monarchy of Erya. We were first and always the Guardians of the Godstone.”

A new crackle of electricity zinged through the air, raising the hair on Caelan’s arms. The bright sunlight through the windows dimmed, and the room grew darker as clouds started to fill the sky. Even Rayne noticed Caelan’s growing lack of control. His advisor looked over at him, but he said nothing. Maybe he was hoping Caelan would destroy this woman with a bolt of lightning for even saying the horrid things that were coming out of her mouth.

“As I was saying, I’ve begun negotiations with the Empire to give them the Godstone.”

“What?” Rayne and Caelan cried in unison.

“The Godstone is a relic of a bygone past and does not represent the new Erya that is being built. If New Rosanthe wants a chunk of useless rock so badly, they can have it.”

“You don’t even know what the Godstone is!” Rayne cried, losing his rigid composure. “You’re giving the Empire a goddess!”


breath of life coverThe Godstone Saga, Book 2

Caelan wants his throne back.

The bargain has been struck, and it’s time to return home.

But the situation is worse in Erya than he previously suspected.

Now he has to fight for his birthright, and maybe get a little revenge in the process.

Breath of Life is the second book in the six-book Godstone Saga fantasy series and is not a standalone. The story contains explosions, gods with secret plans, hidden romance, a prince set on revenge, magic, and lots of delicious angst.


Jocelynn DrakeNew York Times Bestselling author Jocelynn Drake loves a good story, whether she is reading it or writing one of her own. Over the years, her stories have allowed her to explore space, talk to dragons, dodge bullets with assassins, hang with vampires, and fall in love again and again.

This former Kentucky girl has moved up, down, and across the U.S. with her husband. Recently, they’ve settled near the Rockies.

When she is not hammering away at her keyboard, she can be found walking her dog Ace or playing video games. She loves Bruce Wayne, Ezio Auditore, travel, tattoos, explosions, and fast cars.

She is the author of the urban fantasy series: The Dark Days series and the Asylum Tales. She recently completed a gay romantic suspense series called The Exit Strategy about two assassins falling in love and trying to create a life together as well as a paranormal romance series following a family of vampires called the Lords of Discord.

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