Please help me welcome author Maya Tyler, and check out her latest book, A FAIRY'S QUEST. Welcome, Maya! Tell us about magic, and your newest book.
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THE WORLD NEEDS MAGIC
What the world needs now is magic. Even in the darkest days of human history, somehow we persevere. We are a resilient species who can believe in something bigger than ourselves. See a broader picture. A future beyond the now. Whether it’s religion or nature or science. Maybe it’s the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Maybe it’s magic.
For centuries, magic was the explanation given for anything beyond the comprehension of the current contemporaries. And magical creatures, like fairies, were as often blamed for misfortune as they were credited for good fortune.
A few years ago, I embarked on a magical journey of my own. The Magicals Series was born. The first two books featured vampires and wizards. And my latest release, A Fairy’s Quest, features—you guessed it—fairies.
Do you believe in magic?
A 1990’s McDonald’s commercial featured a song with that title. I still remember the lyrics. It banked on the hope that children believe in magic, ergo, a visit to McDonald’s would be a magical experience. This wasn’t the only McDonald’s commercial to incorporate a magical theme. An ad from 1985 entitled “Disappearing Burgers” portrayed the Hamburglar, with a magic kit, using magic tricks to steal the burgers and Ronald bringing them back with a magic trick of his own.
I believe in magic. Not just the kind magicians perform, but the magic you can find anywhere. It’s the sunshine after the rainstorm. Spring after a long, cold winter. Day following night. I equate magic with hope. And, after the year we had—and are still having—with the COVID pandemic, a little hope is just what the world needs.
A FAIRY'S QUEST
Author Maya Tyler is excited about her upcoming paranormal romance novel, A Fairy’s Quest, Book Three in The Magicals Series, coming from Tirgearr Publishing on April 6, 2021. A Fairy’s Quest is available for pre-order now.
The Magicals Series
New York had Broadway. LA had Hollywood. Chicago had magic.
During the Golden Age of Magic, descendants of The Anunnaki sought refuge in the City of Magic.
Five years ago, fairy princess Alina Lehrer played the role of dutiful daughter until, in a single act of rebellion, she broke her arranged marriage agreement with David Laurent and destroyed a powerful alliance between their families. She fears her mother will hold it against her until she fulfils her familial duty—to reclaim the fairy crown that had been stolen from them more than a century ago.
Now, the usurper to the throne is dead, thus ending the fairy-wizard feud. It is time to reclaim the throne, and ultimately the stolen crown. But happily-ever-after seems as far away as ever for Alina. She is still heartbroken after the rejection of her first love and is still healing from a near-death trauma. She must push aside her personal feelings and find a way to confront her demons in order for her to complete her quest.
Rylan Jackson, codename Orion, has an impeccable record as a trained assassin for The Royal Court of Fairies. As The Court's most trusted asset, he always gets the job done. Until his target is Alina, the one woman he can’t resist.
Fate has placed Alina and Rylan on opposing sides in a world of deception and betrayal. Where truth is ambiguous. Where loyalties war with affection. Where there are no coincidences.
But Alina has the power to change her destiny and soon learns Fate is not set in stone.
Maya Tyler is a multi-published author of paranormal romance novels and blogger at Maya’s Musings. An avid reader, Maya writes the books she loves to read—romances! Her paranormal romances come with complex plot twists and happily-ever-afters.
When she’s not writing, she enjoys hanging out with her family, reading, listening to music, practicing yoga, and watching movies and TV.
You can find Maya on the web at the following locations:
I’m going to Paris, the city of love. Maybe I’ll even have a passionate love affair.
Alina jerked her head up at the sound of the stranger’s lilting French accent. “Hello.” Hello, handsome. Did my imagination conjure this hunk?
“First trip to Paris?” His pronunciation of “pah-rhee” rolled off his tongue like
“Yes.” Alina twisted in her seat to get a better look. Her perceptive eyes sized up
her companion. He was a gorgeous specimen of a man. Dark brown, shaggy hair. Hypnotic brown eyes. Strong jawline. Just a hint of stubble, like he had shaved that morning. Stop staring. “What gave it away?”
“The guidebook in your tote?”
“Yeah. That’ll do it.”
“Business or pleasure?”
Alina flashed him a suspicious “you’re a stranger, I’m not telling you anything” look.
He threw his arms up in mock defeat. “I am Rylan Jackson.” He extended his hand.
“A—” Wait a minute. I don’t need to give him a real name. It’s a good time as any to try on a new persona. “Allie.” She picked an alias, not so different than her real name, before reaching out to shake his hand. His hand was warm, rough, like he used his hands to make a living. Touching him sent a buzz of awareness swirling through her body.
“Now, we are friends, oui?”
His sultry smile disarmed her objections to the friendly conversation. It can’t hurt to flirt a little while I wait for my flight. It’ll be good practice.
“I suppose.” Alina ran her fingers through her hair. “What brought you to Chicago?”
He emphasized the word, rolling off his tongue like a promise. The air around her heated up, almost to the point of stifling. Oh, my. Resisting the urge to fan her face or pull at her collar, she took a sip from her water bottle. I have no words.
“Now, you. Are you traveling for business or pleasure?”
“I guess… pleasure. I needed to get away for a few days.”
“And you plan to take in the sights? Oui? The Eiffel Tower? The Louvre Museum? Versailles, perhaps?”
“That’s the plan.”
“Do you need a guide?”
“Thanks, but no thanks. I’ve seen that movie, and I know how it ends.”
“Girl goes to Paris. Meets guy at the airport. Girl gets kidnapped and sold as a sex slave.” Her cheeks flushed an impossible shade of red. “Not that I’m insinuating—”
“You are smart to be wary of strangers.” His face hardened, turning his chiseled jaw into pure stone. “I should not have suggested—”
An announcement over the PA system listed several delayed flights.
Alina glanced at her ticket and rolled her eyes. “Looks like we’re gonna be here for a while.”
“Would you join me for a café?”
I don’t know him. I should say no. She bit her bottom lip in consternation. Come on, Alina. It’s just coffee… What’s the harm?
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