Monday, June 15, 2015

Cocktails & Characters with Cecily Magnon, Author of Dark Skies


I'm excited to welcome author Cecily Magnon to the blog today. She is sharing her Cocktail & Characters list for Dark Skies.


Cocktail & Characters for
Dark Skies by Cecily Magnon

Cocktails & Characters (for the secondary characters)
Choose 3 or 4 of your secondary characters tell what their favorite cocktail is and why.

Caleb is Jarron's best friend. His favorite cocktail would have to be a Brain Hemorrhage. He's got uber telekinetic powers and can blow things up with his mind. He finds it funny, that the drink actually looks like a brain.

Anya is the Oracle for the Order of the Anakim. She's fun, bubbly, and a little bit quirky just like her favorite drink, Mimosas made with fresh squeezed orange juice and garnished with strawberries. She loves oranges and uses the left over peels in her potpourri mix and for chocolate dipped orange peels. She doesn't believe in wasting anything.

Gina is Ellie's best friend. Her favorite cocktail is a shot (or  several shots) of B-52. She's a scientist like Ellie and she loves the creamy, rich, pretty, layers that form from the liqueurs. Gina also doesn't mess around and when it's time to have fun, there is nothing like a quick shot to get things started.

Kash is one of the four High Guardians. He's big, strong, and uses Earth Elemental powers. He's broody and serious. Cocktails?! Um, no.  Give him an ice cold beer any day. He's about simplicity and getting the job done. He doesn't have time for cocktails.


Dark Skies
Order of the Anakin #2

Cecily Magnon

Paranormal/Fantasy w/ Romantic Elements
12 Angels Publishing
November 28, 2014


Passions are erupting.
Cryptic alliances are forming.
Armies are gathering.
And the fabric between good and evil is slowly tearing open.

Time is running out on Elysa and The Order of the Anakim. A gathering gloom hangs heavy over their mystic realm as the demon hordes measure a final deathblow in their age-old struggle. Step by step, the demons murder, capture, and conjure their way to a realm unified by utter darkness. Their ruthless queen Ashtaroth, guided only by ambition and her voracious thirst for carnal pleasures, masterminds their rising tide of evil.

The Order must unify its splintering members to meet the defining challenge of their history... or pass forever into oblivion.

But in a world where magic, warfare, and sinister prophecies rule the day... in the night, vile enemies may seek the warmth in each other's touch.

At this vital juncture, Elysa's passion is lured by a wicked voice both arousing and terrifying. If the love between Elysa and Jarron is eternal, it will have to overcome pressures seen and unseen and withstand the crush of an all-out attack by demon forces.

Darkness is bleeding its treachery into our world and Elysa and The Order of the Anakim must find a way to combat the gathering doom.

Dark Skies will sweep legions of fantasy fiction fans into Elysa Amalfi's thrilling and treacherous world of the supernatural.

Excerpt

The days were melting into each other and Ellie felt like she'd lived a lifetime in just these few weeks she'd been with the Anakim. She'd found out she was descended from angels, she'd met an amazing man, and her friend was going to join the ranks of the Wiccans to help in their fight.

She'd always thought stuff like this only happened in the movies. That nothing like this really existed except in the creative minds of storytellers. But here they were, she and Jarron, driving into the city to pick up Gina and permanently close down her apartment.

Gina had been house sitting for her for the last three weeks, but now that they were both going to be with the Anakim, there was no longer any reason to hold onto it. The apartment had been her place since her mom disappeared, and was where she'd put together a new life for herself. Letting it go was letting go of the past to allow room for a new beginning she was strongly forging with The Order of the Anakim.

It was bittersweet.

She looked at the driver's side of the SUV and studied Jarron's profile -- the chiseled jaw, the pout of his lips, the perfect slope of his nose, and those eyes… He could stare down a demon during battle and, in their private moments, lock onto her gaze, making every fiber of her being melt into goo. He owned her and he didn't even know it. Her heart beat wildly when he caught her staring and threw her one of his half-cocked smiles. That smile was her undoing.

He reached over and grabbed her hand, squeezing it lightly before returning his eyes to the road. "We should be at Gina's in a few minutes." He slowed the car to a stop, waiting for the traffic light to change. "Are you okay?"

Ellie nodded, but she wasn't sure how she was feeling. There was too much going through her mind… some good, some bad. "It's been a lot to take in these last few weeks."

He shifted his hand, twining his fingers with hers as he drove to Ellie's apartment. Jarron pulled into a parking spot at the apartment's lot and turned the engine off. He turned in his seat to face her and kissed the tips of her fingers. He didn't say anything, just looked at her. His eyes were so bright, one green and one blue, drawing her in and ensnaring her within the safety of his heat and light.

"Thank you for coming with me to do this." She had to look down for a moment to release the breath she'd been holding. He did that to her. He made her forget to do even the simplest thing like breathing.

He leaned towards her, his cocky smile returning as he angled for her lips. His heat drew her in, warming her cool energy and making her bubble with pleasure. She surrendered to him, giving back as much as he was taking, deepening their kiss.


Gathering Storm
Order of the Anakim #1


Sarah Amalfi and her best friend Samantha are headed to Tijuana looking for some summer fun after their high school graduation... but there's something far more sinister looming over this road trip than an innocent shopping trip at Tijuana's famous market place... 
Warnings from strangers, a vicious attack by a shadowy assailant, a charismatic stranger named Will... What do they want with Sarah? Sarah is forced to consider that there was nothing chance about her meeting with Will, but how can she accept the fantastic possibilities that Will presents to her? A hidden realm within our own, governed by cryptic magic, ancient alliances, demons... and passion beyond her understanding The truth comes hard and fast in this riveting prequel to the romantic supernatural awakening of Gathering Storm!



Prelude to a Storm
Order of the Anakim Prequel

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Sarah Amalfi and her best friend Samantha are headed to Tijuana looking for some summer fun after their high school graduation... but there's something far more sinister looming over this road trip than an innocent shopping trip at Tijuana's famous market place... Warnings from strangers, a vicious attack by a shadowy assailant, a charismatic stranger named Will... What do they want with Sarah? Sarah is forced to consider that there was nothing chance about her meeting with Will, but how can she accept the fantastic possibilities that Will presents to her? A hidden realm within our own, governed by cryptic magic, ancient alliances, demons... and passion beyond her understanding The truth comes hard and fast in this riveting prequel to the romantic supernatural awakening of Gathering Storm!

About the Author

Cecily Magnon is from the fertile valleys of northern California, where she lives with her husband and kids, and gets inspired by the diversity, beauty, and bounty of the people and of the land around her.

A self-proclaimed nerd girl, Cecily has had a fascination with all topics outside of the norm since she was a little girl. Things of fantasy, magick, sci-fi, the supernatural, and day dreams are the juice that nourishes her imagination and infuse into her writing.

According to Cecily, there is no such thing as “ordinary” when you believe and you see that the everyday is filled with magick. 

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