Monday, June 18, 2012

Mysti Parker guest post

Hello my lovelies, we're joined today by author Mysti Parker. She is going to share a really awesome post with all of us. I hope you guys enjoy it!

An Evening with the Cast of Serenya’s Song, #2: Jayden

Setting: The Wasted Witch

Is this seat taken? I’m new in town. Jayden Ravenwing at your service. Could I buy you a

Oh, you have one already. I suppose I’ve lost my touch. I’m not usually one to indulge in
alcohol, but I think tonight calls for something stronger than gingerroot tea. Mmm, now I know
why Barnaby’s Ale is so famous. My partner, Lillyanne raves about The Wasted Witch so often,
I had to see it for myself. It’s my nature to be curious, after all. It’s served me well in my work.

Ah, now you’re curious. Why, I’m just a simple wood-elf and musician, nothing more.
We must be inquisitive, particularly when it comes to music.

Like the singer over there—you’re captivated too, I can tell. As soon as I walked in, her
voice ensnared me. Not to mention her beauty. Raven black hair, blood red lips, skin as ivory as
the piano keys she commands so well.

I know what you’re thinking, but I’m not that man anymore. Not since Caliphany.

See that indentation on my ring finger? I’m surprised there’s even one there. I wore my
wedding band for such a short time. I shouldn’t even be talking about her, but what better place
to share one’s sorrows than a tavern?

Besides, Caliphany’s happy now. Back in Galadin’s arms. The two of them and Mollie—
a family of three, just like they were meant to be.

I know you haven’t a clue of whom I’m speaking. You think I’m angry, but I’m not.
Anger serves no purpose. Neither does self-pity, but here I am, nonetheless, downing my second
mug of ale. And that song—have you heard it before? I swear if I sit here much longer, that dark-
haired angel behind the piano will unearth every secret I have.

In another time, I would have swaggered over there, bowed, and applied my most
charming smile. She would have been in my bed by midnight.

You doubt my prowess? All you have to do is mention my name in Leogard to learn of
all the hearts I’ve left in my wake. Now you’re thinking I’m a shallow cad, and you’re right. I
was, but even as I drifted from one woman’s bed to the next, none of them compared to
Caliphany. Not one. And, as fate would have it, she finally became mine.

What’s that old saying—be careful what you wish for? Have a look at me if you want to
see that idiom in the flesh.

And there’s the final note. Did you get chills, too? I would applaud, but that performance

deserves something more than such a paltry gesture.

Save my seat. I’ll be back shortly.

If you want to see what Jayden has up his sleeve, pick up your copy today at the links below
or leave a comment for your chance to win a Kindle or PDF copy of Serenya’s Song. Winners
will be drawn at the end of the tour (July 9), and ONE winner from all tour stops combined will
receive a signed print copy.

In the fantasy world of
Tallenmere, no one ever said love
was easy... Serenya Crowe may be
a half-elf commoner, but she's no
ordinary woman. With the ability
to interpret dreams, and a birth
defect that forces her to wear
gloves, she’s endured small-town
gossip and the cruelty of her
husband, Sebastian, The Earl of
Summerwind. All she's ever
wanted is to live a quiet life and
raise a family. When she meets the new stranger in town, her world and her heart, are turned upside
down. Wood-elf Jayden Ravenwing is an ex-secret agent who wants nothing more than to
forget matters of the heart. He left the bustle of Leogard and his failed marriage to make a fresh start in
Summerwind. He never planned to fall in love again, especially with the enchanting Serenya Crowe. When a strange portal opens on the Crowe property at the edge of town, Jayden is thrown into an investigation, knowing that if he fails, Serenya and everyone in Summerwind may die. Together, he and Serenya must
overcome an ancient evil, and their own inner demons, to save Summerwind and find the love they've always dreamed of.


Author Bio:

Mysti Parker is a full time
wife, mother of three, and a
writer. Her first novel, A
Ranger’s Tale was published
in January, 2011 by Melange
Books, and is the first in a
fantasy romance series. She
is also the proud writer of
Unwritten, a blog voted #3
for eCollegeFinder’s Top
Writing Blogs award.




Twitter: @MystiParker

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A Ranger’s Tale: Melange Books, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Smashwords

Serenya’s Song: Melange Books


  1. Thanks for hosting me, Jessica!

    1. you are so welcome, anytime! I love meeting new people. You are always welcome on my blog, tour or not.

  2. Great post Mysti! Jayden Ravenwing--A true Elven Scoundrel! What an awesome start for this week's leg of the virtual tour! See you next stop!

  3. Great posting Mysti. Jaden is quite a character. So sure of himself. It was great to get in his mind for a little bit.


  4. Thanks so much Nick and TJ! Let's just say Jayden's dastardly ways may be short-lived. :)

  5. Yay, I'm on tour! And I want a book! (wouldn't mind it in my collection. I bet it would sit wonderfully next to ART :))

    1. Yay! Glad to see you Stef! Congrats on your wedding-you looked so pretty!! ~Mysti

  6. I thought Serenya's Song was even better than A Ranger's Tale, and that's saying something!

    1. Thanks so much, Jenny! That's quite a compliment. :) ~Mysti

  7. Jayden is definitely a bounder and a cad Mysti ;)

    1. I modeled him after the best cad I know--Jack! Hee Hee. Thanks so much for following my tour, my friend. ~Mysti

  8. Oh, Jayden. He's such a handsome one. No wonder he had a way with the ladies... :D

    1. You probably know Jayden better than anyone here, Lindsey! Thanks for hearing him out once more :)

  9. Loved your post, Mysti. Jayden definitely has what it takes to make a ladies heart throb. I enjoyed his role in both books.

    1. Thanks so much, Leona! I think you're right--he just needed the right lady to make it work. :)