Today I am so pleased to welcome M.L. Eaden to Joyfully Jay. M.L. has come to talk to us about her latest release, The Dragon’s Lance. She has also brought along a great giveaway. Please join me in giving her a big welcome!

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When I slid my hands across his stomach, his scales surfaced for a moment, then faded again. Fascinated, I let my hands drift along Xavior’s body, amused not only with his scales but how erect he was from my touch.

“You’re being playful.” Xavior said softly, as he smiled.

“It’s your scales. They seem to be chasing my fingers.” He opened his eyes, and I demonstrated for him.

“That’s unusual.”

“Why? Isn’t that your dragon side responding?”

“Yeah, I guess, but I’ve never responded to someone’s touch like that before. It feels . . . it feels like you’re caressing me and my dragon form at the same time.”

“Do you want me to stop?” I was concerned that I had inadvertently caused something to happen he didn’t like.

“No, I like it.” He relaxed a little, but not enough.

I gently turned him around so I could look him in the face. “It’s alright to be scared. We’re both in pretty unfamiliar territory at the moment.”

Xavior’s face changed. Something I said alarmed him. His eyes widened as his mouth opened slightly before he spoke. “How did you know I was scared?”

I closed my eyes and focused. “You’re a little scared, but concerned, aroused, and the slightest bit hungry, but I can’t tell if that’s because you’re aroused or actually hungry.” I opened my eyes to look at him.

“Both.” He reached up and touched my face. “Adoration, concern, a tiny bit of fear, and an ocean of lust.” Xavior’s eyes widened. “That happened much faster than I expected it to.”

“What happened?” I pressed his hand to my face.

“It seems we can sense each other. At least to some extent. It’s part of what the connection provides. I expected it to take days, maybe even weeks.” He shook his head slightly.

“Are you sure that’s what it is?” I asked.

He nodded. “Unless you had some kind of empathic abilities before now, yeah, I don’t know what else it could be.”

I chuckled. “No backing out. You’re mine, asshole.”

Xavior dropped his hands and wrapped his arms around my waist. “The same goes for you too, asshole. No turning back.”


dragon's lance coverThe Saint George Chronicles, Book 2

After Xavior’s phoenix episode, Gregor and Xavior find themselves with an unexpected two week vacation. Xavior takes Greg to one of his favorite vacation spots, an exclusive resort which creates an accessible and inclusive environment for magical species and their guests.

Amid questions about their future, secrets about their past, and complicated personal histories, their love leads them to take the final step toward forming their pheromone connection. It adds a new dynamic to their relationship, which swings from exciting to overwhelming more than either of them would care to admit.

As they navigate this new phase of their relationship, Xavior finds himself pulled back into a world he left behind involving his ex-fiance and her lover. With several close calls, including an accusation of murders, and their lives at stake, will they find the answers in time? Or will Greg and Xavior make the ultimate sacrifice?


M.L. Eaden avatarM.L. Eaden works by day in the tech industry, but at night, she reads books, writes stories, throws axes, and is an avid gamer with a current addiction to Azul. Originally from the sunflower state, she migrated to one with a lone star—and more sun and tries desperately to keep up with two adorable cattle dogs that still act like they are five years old instead of the seniors their vet says they are.



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