Monday, October 11, 2010

Celebrating A Sexy New Fantasy From The Pen Of Sam Cheever

Today we're celebrating the release of MONAD CHRONICLES: GUARDIAN, Book One in Sam Cheever's new fantasy series - The Monad Chronicles.

Sam writes fast paced fantasy and romantic fiction with feisty characters who deal with life's little challenges in unique and often hilarious ways. As a reader Sam is very impatient. She quickly loses interest if a story doesn't have a good pace and snappy dialogue. Sam's inability to focus in a backwash of human angst and subtleties works out well for her readers, since she writes the way she likes to read.

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MONAD CHRONICLES: GUARDIAN Book 1 in the Monad Chronicles series by Sam Cheever

Nuria, Warrior Monad Third Level is a protector of the magical realm. She occasionally works with guardian angels when the human realm is in danger. When Nuria is called to help a guardian save a human woman from a demon, she isn’t prepared for the woman to turn on them and send the guardian to the Elysian Fields for all eternity. Now Nuria’s on the hot seat with the gods of Olympus, and to earn her way out of trouble she’s been given a task.

It appears there may be a plot to take over Olympus, and the gods suspect a human named Ian Lavelle is at the heart of it. So they send Nuria to Earth to find, question, and destroy the sexy and elusive Ian. There’s only one problem... Ian Lavelle is much more than he seems. And there’s a very good chance he may just be too hot for Nuria to handle!


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  1. Morning Sam - super congrats on the new fantasy series!!!

    Tell us all about this new world you have created and about the series - how many books and how they connect.

    Geat cover! I'm off to read the excerpt and can't wait to hear all about the new book!

    Hope it's a big hit for you!

  2. Btw, I know you were at EC's Romanticon this past weekend - did you have fun??

    I'm so bummed out I couldn't be there again this year - had such a blast last year!

  3. I thought the excerpt was so good and I think this sounds like a very good series. Will you have to read the series in order? Will they be stand alone reads?

  4. Hey DeNita! Sherry! I don't have a definite number planned for the series, I'll probably do 3 and then decide if it makes sense to do more. Number 2 is under my fingertips right now!

    My Monads are spirit warriors who have been constrained by the Gods of Olympus to protect magical entities. Sometimes, as in Guardian, they work with guardian angels to protect the human realm as well. In Guardian that backfires big time on Nuria!

  5. Here's another little taste of the book:

    “We need to get rid of the binding charm you’ve placed on me.”
    My gaze jerked to his. I shook my head. “Not happenin’, Elfaery.”
    His eyes narrowed. “Very funny.”
    I grinned at him. “It’s better than half breed isn’t it?”
    He just shook his head. “If you don’t remove the bind Aubrie will use it against me.”
    I sipped the amber liquid. It was very sweet, with a small tang. I licked my lips. “Mmm, what is this?”
    Ian looked at his glass and set it down. “Ambrosia.”
    I took another sip. “I like.”
    “Take it easy on that stuff. It tastes like nectar but it’s extremely potent.”
    I took another sip. “I can handle it.”
    Ian’s brown eyes took on a speculative glint but he didn’t respond. He walked over and sat down beside me on the divan. “You do know how to remove the bind don’t you?”
    I blinked. “Huh?” I took another sip. “Mmm. Dat’s good.”
    Ian grabbed my hand before I could slug back another mouthful of the ambrosia. “The bind you put on me…we need to remove it. The sooner the better now that Aubrie knows about it. You can remove it right?”
    I grinned at him. He was very pretty. “Of course not.”
    “You’re pretty.”
    His gaze jerked up and he grinned. “That didn’t take long.”
    I blinked. “What didn’t?” He was damned pretty. Suddenly I wanted a little taste. My gaze focused on his lips. They were full, and looked very soft. Maybe just one little nibble. I leaned closer, my eyes fixed on his mouth. I lost my balance and fell forward, catching myself with a hand on his leg before I landed face first in his crotch.
    Ian gasped. “I’d prefer you not use that particular part of my body as a crutch.”
    I looked down and blinked. My hand was cupping the pretty bulge at the juncture of his muscular thighs. “Oops!”
    I started giggling.
    But I didn’t remove the hand.
    Finally Ian pulled my hand away from his family treasury. “I told you to go slow with that stuff.”
    “I am going slow. I only wanted a taste.”
    He frowned at me. “Maybe we should put you to bed for a while.”
    I purred, waggling my eyebrows at him. “Oh yeah. Let’s go to bed. I want a taste.”
    He shook his head and stood, pulling the glass out of my hand.
    I held on so hard he nearly had to break the glass to pry it out of my fingers.
    He set the pretty crystal, which was nearly empty, on the floor and, before I knew what he was planning, scooped me up and threw me over his shoulder.
    “Whee!!!” I screamed, laughing. “A shoulder ride.” My head bounced as Ian carried me away. I didn’t know where I was going and didn’t really care. Those firm round things under my nose were pretty too. I wondered how they’d feel.
    I reached down and cupped them, one in each hand. “Nice buns.”
    The buns twitched as if they were trying to shrug off my hands. “Hey, take it easy on the buns.”
    I started rubbing them with the palms of my hands in a circular motion. “Sissy girl. I just wanted a touch.”
    Suddenly the shoulder holding me dipped and I was flying backwards. When I hit the bed I sank into it a good five inches. I laughed happily, clapping my hands. “Soft. Like a cloud. I half sat up, narrowing my eyes at Ian so that he’d stop wavering. He was a very wavery sort of guy. “You ever been in a cloud, Elfaery?”
    He shook his head. “No, drunkin’ spirit. I’ve never been in a cloud.”
    I flopped backward again, nestling myself more deeply into the bed. “Ver…purty. Clouds.”
    “Mmm hmm. Let’s get you turned around now so I can cover you…”
    I reached up and grabbed his shoulders, yanking him down on top of me. He landed on my stomach with a grunt. “You’re a cloud. Purty man.”
    Ian’s face was inches from mine. His lips turned up at the ends. “I’m no damn cloud, drunkin’ spirit.”
    I wrapped my legs around his butt and lifted my hips, grinding myself into him. “No, you have hard parts.” I giggled at this.
    Ian moaned. “And you have very soft parts, Monad. If you know what’s good for you you’ll stop that right now.”
    I opened my eyes wide. “Right now? What if I don’t?”
    “I’ll do this…” he growled out before lowering his lips to mine.

  6. You know how much I like this one, Sam...need it say more...(g)


  7. LIZZIE!!!! How you doin' today lady? Thanks for stoppin' by!

  8. Congratulations on the new series. Thanks for the interesting excerpts. It looks like a good series.

  9. Hi,

    Congrats on the new series, gonna be great I know!!!!

    So, what would surprise me if I took a peek in your cupboards???

    in Germany

  10. Congratulations on the new series. I jumped to the blurb first and thought it was strange, I never noticed you wrote fantasy and I've visited your website many times. Then I saw it was a new series. Good luck!

  11. Hey Anne!

    When I first read your comment I thought you were saying the blurb was strange. Har! Don't scare me like that, girl!!!! #:0) I've actually written a couple of fantasy series. They're listed on my Series Book page. Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Hey Valerie from Germany! #:0)

    I'm so glad you dropped in. Isn't it like the middle of the night there? Keep in mind that ten o'clock is the middle of the night for me! Snort!

  13. Awesome cover Sam congrats on your release looks like a great read will be adding it to my must buy list .

  14. Congrats on the new series! Sounds awesome.

    kissinoak at frontier dot com

  15. Sam, congrats on the new series! I can't believe how you can keep all your fabulous books coming! Yay, us! ;)

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  16. Loved, loved, loved the excerpt!!! Super excited about this new book and I'm so glad it's a series.

  17. LADIES!!!!

    Thank you so much for dropping in! I'm glad you liked the excerpts and I do hope you'll check the book out. ttys!

  18. congrats sounds great thanks and good luck :)

  19. good luck with your book - will look forward to reading it!