Many thanks to author Mary Calmes, who has graciously donated an ebook copy of her new paranormal m/m romance, The Guardian, for me to give away to one lucky reader!
Jude Shea’s life is turned upside down when he rescues a dog he names Joe. Even though Jude has enough trouble taking care of himself – he doesn’t even have a job – he can’t resist the animal that needs him. Then one night, a man shows up on his doorstep looking to claim Jude’s new companion. As they run from a surprise attack, Jude finds out that “Joe” is not what he seems.
Eoin Thral is a guardian from an alternate dimension, and once he leads Jude through the veil that separates their worlds, he transforms into a handsome hulk of a man known for his fighting skills, not the capacity for love. Jude finds himself immersed in Eoinâ€™s world, and he’s faced with the fight of his life to secure a happy future for them both.
Here’s what Mary has to say about herself:
My name is Mary Calmes and I have been writing since I was in the seventh grade. One of my first stories eve was about Demetrius and Konor, two big strapping gorgeous knights and while it was not historically accurate in any way, hello, seventh grade, the one thing that became glaringly obvious was that the guys liked each other more than the damsels in distress they were trying to save.
“Boys donâ€™t sleep in the same bed when they’re grown-ups,” my mother said when I read it to her.
“Men donâ€™t talk nice to each other like that,” my step-father said that night.
They do in m/m fiction which I was destined to write.
I tried really hard to write a female lead but it just left me flat. I read all kinds of different books and I have favorite writers in every genre but I can only write about men. The dynamics between two men are more interesting to me and as a woman, I like men and the idea of two men together, two beautiful men… I donâ€™t understand the question.
When people tell you that theyâ€™ve enjoyed something youâ€™ve written, there really is no greater feeling. I have technically written four books, Change of Heart, The Guardian, a new book to be released by Dreamspinner this spring, and A Matter of Time). Even though A Matter of Time was broken up into four books, it was written as one and thatâ€™s the way I think of it.
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“Mom! We talked about this! No more photos!! Stop!” -Chaos
41 thoughts on “Ebook Giveaway: The Guardian by Mary Calmes [CONTEST CLOSED]”
Sometimes a kitty just needs to sleep undisturbed!
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Heh. Chaos. At least your Mom’s got the funky filtering going on when she takes your picture.
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i always wondered what it would be like if Sean Penn came back as a cat
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Please enter me.
Chaos, Your mommy just cant resist that sweet sleeping kitty face… especially if you sleep with your tongue sticking out like mine do!
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Chris- The person who thought up spam must be the same one who invented hornets and wasps.
But Chaos, your public needs you!
Chaos is camera shy now! LOL! I thought he was a ham for camera. 😉
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Poor Chaos. He’s being stalked by the paparazzi. Catarazzi?
Don’t put me in the drawing – I just bought this book!
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Please enter me in the contest. 🙂
Chaos, if your Mom doesn’t take your picture how are we going to see your cute face?
That is the cutest picture ever! I lvoe ti. You need to frame it!! Hey, revenge of the potholes as you predicted, though I can’t recall what. ! It’s terrible.
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awww, cute sleepy Chaos!
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I feel your pain, Chaos. She’s making you look cute and adorable.
I <3 you!! Count me in!
Oh! Enter me =D This looks like a really good book. =)
Poor Chaos. No rest for the wicked, I guess! 😉
(And you guessed it – I’m bowing out of this contest…)
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Enter me please, this book looks great.
sounds interesting.please count me in
Give it up, Chaos. She’s gonna take photos of you from now until you cross that multi-colored bridge in 40 or 50 years.
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Please don’t enter me – I just stop by to say hi to the kitties…
How cute is Chaos…
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As usual, I’m entering the contest.
Enter me in please.
It’s tough always being hounded by paparazzi.
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Please enter me
This has become a sickness, I tell you.
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Hey, Chris that book sounds right up my alley, I love fantasy books. Please enter me in the drawing.
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Sounds great, I’d love to read this book!
please enter me!
the level of paparazzi photos in your house seems horrible – you should get a better guard system Chaos.
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sweet kittie pic…I’m loving the book blurb.
Book looks good and the odds are pretty good, too!
Please enter me in the contest.
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I recently read Mary Calmes book Change of Heart that I absolutely fell in love with. I would love to enter this contest. Thanks
I would love to win this book!
I am entering the contest.
Put me in for the book drawing. Sounds like an interesting read.
Love the kitty shot. *g*
Late to the party since I read the excerpt. Pick me, pick me. 😛
Please enter me in the contest. I have read all of your other books and loved them. I would love to see Jory in another book down the road.
I’ve missed this earlier. Don’t know how that could happen, since I’m over here all the time 😉
But I just bought me the Matter of Time series and saved the paranormal books for later. Maybe I’ll be lucky and win this one…
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Love the sound of this book’s blurb – please enter me for the draw, thanks.
I have two black cats that look alot like yours 🙂
I have loved all of Mary’s books – the Matter of Time series and Change of Heart – so would love a shot at this one.
I love that pic of your kitty! meow… 🙂 Anyways can you enter me please?
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