Blog Guest – Karilyn Bentley!!!!!!


Hi Sasha! Thank you so much for letting me blog with you today. I always enjoy being over here with you!


I’m excited to announce that my newest release, Warrior Lover, is currently available in Kindle only format and will be available everywhere on Friday, April 19th. Woot!! Warrior Lover features Enar and Lily, two secondary characters from Magical Lover, the first book in the series. There is one more book left in this series and I’m busy trying to get it out of my head and onto the page. :)

And how did I come up with the idea for this series, you might ask? Well, I knew I wanted a series as opposed to a single title and I also wanted a common villain in all the books (don’t worry, he gets it in the end!). So then I needed a place and several heroes and heroines. After sitting and thinking a scene popped into my head. And it starred dragon shifters. The story would not work in a modern setting, so it quickly got placed into a different world, one that I like to call fantasy-land. I live there sometimes, so it’s a pretty familiar place to me. :)

As usual for my stories, the beginning changed and morphed into Magical Lover, featuring Thoren and Keara. Enar, though, tried his best to take over the story and I had to write him out of most scenes, since he had a nasty habit of one-upping Thoren. Can’t have that happen, it was Thoren’s book. So I gave him his own story to shut him up. I think it worked out well as his and Lily’s story is my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too!



As a Watcher, a guardian warrior of the Draconi, Enar has never fit in with his kind. When he sees Lily–the ideal Watcher’s woman–he instantly claims her, believing she will bring him the acceptance he craves. Falling in love with her was not part of his plan.

As her town’s outcast, Lily wants nothing more than to escape. When Enar locks a necklace around her throat and declares she belongs to him, she jumps at the chance to leave. Her excitement soon becomes trepidation when Enar won’t tell her what to expect in his world. But even her worry can’t overcome her growing attraction to him.

Soon Lily learns what life as a Watcher’s claim entails, and refuses to submit. To keep Lily, Enar must turn his back on everything he thought he wanted. Will he choose his people? Or the other half of his soul?



“You don’t mind leaving?”

All brawn, no brain obviously. Hadn’t she just said that downstairs?

“That’s right. I want to leave. You want to take me. It works out well for both of us. Now, how much can I take?”

“You do not feel a need to take your entire shop do you?” A small wrinkle appeared between his brows.

“As you noticed earlier, there’s not much to take. I have clothes and personal items. A couple of bags, maybe.”

“One bag. Thoren travels light. Insists we do the same.” He glanced to the bed and back to her, grinning. “Besides, the less time you take packing, the more time we’ll have for pleasure.”

Lily’s whole body stiffened, as blood pounded in her ears. Oh, Goddess, not now. She hadn’t left the town. Now she’d never leave. He’d crush her before she could be free.

He took a swaggering step toward her, cupping her face in his hand. “Don’t be frightened. I won’t hurt you.”

Sure you won’t, look at the size of you.

Bending forward, he placed his lips against hers, pressing gently. And just like that, her nervousness vanished.

Warrior Lover:

Magical Lover:




9 thoughts on “Blog Guest – Karilyn Bentley!!!!!!

  1. Isn’t it funny how characters can take on a life of their own despite the contraints we try and give them! Then again – those turn out to be the most fun stories to tell!

    congrats on new release! Sounds like a winner

  2. Hi Karilyn,
    Sorry, I didn’t see your post until late. I will try to go in and tweet for you. Congratulations on your book. It sounds great.

  3. LOVE IT! Love the excerpt and LOVE fellow fantasy writers! This is on my TBR but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Hopefully very soon!

    Congrats on your release, Karilyn!

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