Sunday, April 28, 2013

Birthday Bash Day 28 - Amber Kell

For the first guest of the day, here's Amber Kell!

Amber, thanks so much for stopping by. So, how did you get started writing?
I’ve always been a writer.  As a child I would sit in my room reading and writing stories.

Now, most of your books are paranormal romances. What drew you to writing about paranormals?

I’ve always liked to play what if. What if that person really turned into a werewolf? What if that dog turned into a person? What if magic was real?

What is your greatest inspiration?

I don’t know that I have one inspiration. I get ideas from all kinds of things I encounter in everyday life.

What’s the one genre you haven’t written in yet that you’d like to?
Steampunk. I’ve always thought it a fun genre but I haven’t written it yet.

Are there any genres you won’t read or write in? Why?
I won’t write hardcore BDSM. I don’t understand the mindset and culture enough to give it proper respect.

So, what are you working on right now? Got any releases planned, or still writing?
I’m working on a lot of things right now. My next Thresl book, the next in my Banded Brother series and of course several new projects.

Alright, one last question. Do you have a favorite memory from your 21st birthday?
Nope. I can’t say I had a particularly memorable 21st birthday but I’m always thankful to make it another year.

Book two in The Thresl Chronicles Series.

When fate spins two lives into turmoil, rising above their issues may be the only way to find true love.

Prince Bleine always had female mates before. As a Thresl he’d never been given a choice. The animal within chose who it chose. However when his brother-in-law Kreslan mates Bleine to a man in order to save his life, Bleine quickly learns to adapt and that what he's always thought he wanted isn’t exactly what he needs.

Sarler left his home planet to escape their restrictive ways. Interested in pursuing his interest in men, he had been unsure how to start. When he is inadvertently bonded to Prince Bleine, he is struck by how little he understands about handsome princes or life at court.

Secrets and mysteries surround them. Can they discover everything about each other while keeping their enemies at bay? When Sarler is injured, he realises he has to take a chance if he ever hopes to find love with the prince of his dreams. Can he convince Bleine that he sincerely wants to give their relationship a try, or has he waited until it’s too late?

Bleine bit his lip to hold back a shout as his orgasm tore through him. Cum splattered across the sheets and dripped down his fist in long, sticky strands as the stench of sex filled the room without the happy afterglow of a partner to cuddle with afterwards.

While gulping in air in fast desperate breaths, Bleine blinked to clear his vision. He grabbed for the box of tissues he now kept on his bedside table. His nightly releases had ruined more than one washcloth so he’d moved on to disposables. Tendrils of dream memories wafted through his mind. Bleine licked his lips, trying to recapture the lingering, imaginary taste of his mate. The sweet flavour of honey still coated his tongue as if he’d just kissed his mate Sarler after eating a sticky bun. His heart, empty and aching, beat sluggishly as the hollow feeling expanded to wrap him completely in despair. Without his bonded, it was almost as if he’d ceased to exist and wandered as a shadowy figure in his own life.

A peek at the wall clock revealed it was still several hours before morning. He wondered if Sarler was sleeping well. The process of bonding to mates went easier when going from Thresl to human form. Since Bleine had been human when he’d met his bonded, the process of joining souls had taken longer. It might take forever if he couldn’t coax Sarler to stay the night in his bed. Three days had passed since they’d bonded and already he could feel his mind beginning to unravel. If they didn’t have sex soon, without a human to anchor him, Bleine would descend into madness. No one knew how close he skated to losing his identity. He wouldn’t pressure Sarler into a deeper bond or reveal his troubles to his brother.

Vohne had enough issues trying to arrange a bonding ceremony with his fractious mate. Already they’d pushed back the wedding a month in order to get everything together and allow time for guests to arrive from around and outside the galaxy. A coveted invitation to the Thresl king’s wedding could make a political career, so invitees had to be chosen with care.

During his waking hours, Bleine spent his time focused on finding the betrayers—the group of people plotting against his brother, the king. Only when sleeping did images of Sarler haunt him. Beautiful Sarler. With his pale hair and sweet grey eyes, he reminded Bleine of the picture of a wood sprite he’d seen in a storybook as a child. His mother had used to read to him stories of forest dwellers who bonded with the wildlife and lived in peace. He’d been enchanted with the idea as a boy and had often searched for sprites when he had gone camping.

He’d never found one, of course. Sarler was the closest he’d ever come. Unfortunately, he was having as much luck capturing him as he had done catching a forest sprite as a child.

"Fuck!" he growled. Discontent radiated through him. He wanted to wake up beside Sarler, not all alone with no one for company but his own hand.

Damn Kreslan.

Bleine sighed. As much as he wanted to blame his brother’s mate, he couldn’t. If Kreslan hadn’t interfered… Hell, he’d be dead. Kres had saved Bleine’s life by finding him a bondmate as soon as Bleine had broken free from the cryo-pod. The scheming bitch who’d shattered his tube hadn’t counted on Kres’ quick action to find him a fast replacement.

Fortunately, unlike his brother, Bleine could re-bond. If Kres died, Vohne would quickly follow. A cryo-chamber couldn’t save the king if his one and only mate lost his life. The same as hundreds of years before, Kres and Vohne would reincarnate together.

One advantage to not being the true king was that Bleine’s mates didn’t reincarnate. Sadly, it also led to him choosing the wrong people to bond with. Unlike Vohne, Bleine’s choices weren’t fated to be his perfect match. His first bonded had died in the Great Purge, killed by a fanatic while Bleine had been out fighting. His second bonded had tried to kill Vohne…and now his third didn’t want him. So far, his record hadn’t been stellar.

Sarler, his current bonded, was actively avoiding Bleine.

He didn’t know what to do to get his bondmate’s attention. Even though his patience was failing, becoming a stalker wasn’t on his ‘to do’ list.

The fact that Sarler had never had sex with a male added to their complications. Although Bleine had always bonded with females, the Thresls as a species didn’t discriminate between male and female partners. They chose the person, not their sex. Bleine worried that Sarler didn’t have the same outlook. Humans sometimes weren’t as flexible with their sexuality. If Sarler fixated on Bleine being a male instead of a preferred female, they wouldn’t ever become closer.

He didn’t know if it was because he had bonded with an empath, but Bleine woke up every morning coated with his own spunk and aching for the touch of someone he barely knew. He had hoped that Sarler’s empathic powers might make it harder for him to resist the bond, to resist Bleine. So far that hadn’t proved to be the case.

For more information about my books visit:

Amber is giving away a $25.00 GC. Leave your email with your comment by Friday, May 3 to enter.

Also, don’t forget to enter the grand prize giveaway!


  1. I have not read these series as yet but I have read your others. Love them so very much.
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  2. Happy Birthday Emily Wells!!!!

  3. This is one of my favorite series by Amber Kell. I adore the first two books...can't wait for the next.

  4. Happy Birthday to Amber's host first off. I have read both of the Thresl books and can't wait for the next, love your books Amber.

  5. I luv all your books!

  6. I am so waiting for your next books in your series you have started!!

    jrobe 10689 at aol com

  7. I haven't read this yet but I loved the first in the series. But I haven't found a book of Amber's that I didn't love but I must be one of her deluded fans!

  8. Happy Birthday Emily Wells!!

    I love the Thresl Series and can't wait for the next book.

  9. Happy Birthday Emily!!!

  10. happy birthday. thanks for the review.
    sohnesorgen at

  11. Very intriguing excerpt--fun interview, too!

    Trix, vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

  12. Love this but need more moon pack. Vonna1970@gmail. Com

  13. Happy Birthday Emily! Wishing you a day full of fun and wishes that come true. Thanks for having Amber here, I love this series. But I love all of Amber's books.

    goaliemom0049 (at)

  14. Happy Birthday Emily!

  15. Happy Birthday Emily! Love your work Amber (psst more Moon Pack please) ;-)

    wendynjason04 at gmail dot com

  16. Happy Birthday Emily! You are having a lot of great authors as guests. I love Amber's books and have most of them.

  17. Happy birthday Emily. Wishing you all the best.

    love your books Amber...can't wait for Jonathan's.

  18. Happy Birthday Emily!! I Hope you have an awesome day =D Thanks so much for having Amber over.

    humhumbum AT yahoo DOT com

  19. Hi Amber: Happy Birthday Emily

  20. Happy Birthday Emily. Hope you'll celebrate it with all the people you love ^^

    nonexicted at yahoo dot com

  21. I loved your books! I can't wait for your next thresl book!

    Deborah H

  22. Sounds like a great series :)

    eripike at gmail dot com

  23. Awesome excerpt,thanks for the great giveaway.


  24. Poor lovesick Bleine! I can't wait to read these. Thanks!
    brendurbanist at gmail dot com

  25. Happy Birthday Ms Emily. Amber, could we get at least a short story with more backstory on the Banded Brothers? I really want to know more about how they got to where they are now.

  26. happy birthday emily. cant wait for the next book in the series.

  27. Sounds like an interesting series.

    strive4bst(AT) yahoo(Dot) com

  28. Many Happy Natals days in the future as well as this one, Emily.
    Thank you for hosting Amber, whose books I have many of.

  29. Happy Birthday Emily Wells!!!!

  30. Great excerpt! Def. have to read this one!

  31. loved the first book and hoping to start reading the sceond today. Happy birthday Emily, have a great one


  32. Sounds like a fun read, thanks. And happy birthday Emily.

  33. Love this series. Looking forward to the next book.

  34. First off happy day of your birth to Amber's host. Looking forward to next book I. This series.

  35. I loved the first in this series and cant wait to read this one.

    Happy Birthday Emily!

  36. Happy 21st Birthday to you emily~
    And i just love thresl ;)

  37. Happy Birthday Emily!

    love this series, Amber!

    kimwhaley at gmail dot com

  38. Great interview and excerpt!


  39. Happy Bday, E! Thanks so much Amber for posting in the celebration!
    OceanAkers @