While My Soulmate Slumbers
The Lost Lunason Series Book 1
by Stacie Sultrie Genre: RH Paranormal Romance
When the love of her life sacrifices himself to protect her from the ultimate evil, Cassia Lunason plunges herself into an enchanted slumber. After two hundred years of blissful dreaming, Cas wakes up to discover that the world has become a very different place. Cars zoom down the streets, lights come on with the flip of a switch, and enchantresses take more than one mate.
Not only does the powerful enchantress need to learn how to navigate the new world, Cassia soon realizes one very important thing - her soulmate is still alive. With the help of her familiar, a majestic white wolf with the ability to speak telepathically, Cassia struggles to reach her lost love. Along the way, Cas is distracted by a handsome man who will stop at nothing to help her get her beloved back.
Will Cassia reach her lost love in time?
Is the evil her soulmate sacrificed himself for truly destroyed?
Can her newly kindled friendship stand up to the scrutiny of her familiar?
Turn the page to see how Cas deals with the multiple men in her life while struggling to get the one man she has always loved back.
**This is a slow-burn reverse harem romance. The action slowly builds throughout the series, and the main character has more than one love interest. Though book one is relatively mild, the following books in this series include explicit language, graphic scenes, and some BDSM action. This series is not recommended for readers under 18 and may be a trigger for some.
"I'm sorry, but I really must leave." Before he could reply a gigantic splash sounded behind her, and a defining roar split the night. Cassia turned toward the fountain as a flash of white flew snarling past her. "Brax!" Cas screamed, "No! Wait!" She realized her warning came too late as she watched the massive white wolf tackle the enchanter and release another terrifying growl. He stood on the man's chest dripping spittle from his ferocious fangs as he snarled. "Braxton, please," Cas coaxed, "it's okay, he's not a threat.” But I felt your panic, Braxton replied. I sensed your distress! What has he done? Why are you shedding tears? His mental voice was loud, angry, and more threatening than she’d ever heard it.
Cassia walked up to her savagely magnificent wolf and bent to be eye level with the animal. It's okay, Brax, she assured him through their link. Cas placed her hand on his head and continued to try and calm him. This man has not harmed me, nor do I believe he ever would. This enchanter is not the reason for my tears. Please let him up.
Braxton let loose one more vicious growl, his maw dangerously close to the enchanter’s face, and cautiously stepped off of the man. He trotted to Cassia's side and rubbed his snout on her hip. Braxton had relaxed a bit, so his voice was quieter when he asked, What happened?
The Lost Lunason Series Book 2
Follow Cas and her three powerful protectors in this exciting paranormal tale of magic, shifters, and soulmates.
Cassia, the most powerful enchantress born in centuries, is so busy living her happy new life that she doesn't realize people are searching for her. While Cas spends her time bonding with the boy next door, the soulmate she doesn't remember exhausts every option on his hunt to find her.
Unfortunately, he isn't the only one hunting...
An evil from her past is back with a vengeance and will do everything imaginable to destroy Cassia and her mates - including feasting on unsuspecting humans and tormenting the other enchanted.
Can Cassia's true love find her before evil destroys them all?
Will Braxton finally risk everything and reveal his secret?
Book 2 of The Lost Lunason Series really heats up and will leave you begging for more!
This is not a standalone and should be read after "While My Soulmate Slumbers."
"Jordan!" Cassia's entire face turned red, but she didn't try to move away.
"Hmm? What's the matter," Jordan asked, "don't you like to feel what you do to me? What did you think would happen when you came out here dressed in that?"
Cas peered up into his eyes and put one arm around his neck. She used her pointer finger on the other hand to make a ‘come here' gesture, and Jordan instantly obeyed. He lowered his head assuming she wanted to kiss him, but Cas turned her face at the last minute. She pulled him lower so she could whisper in his ear, "I thought that it would be so much fun to tease you!" She disappeared in a cloud of green and Jordan fell face first into the water.
"Oh, Sweetness," Jordan said, standing upright. "You are in so much trouble!" He searched the nearby area but found no sign of the little enchantress. "Come out come out wherever you are,” he called. Jordan turned and searched the horizon wondering if she had ported further away than he'd assumed. Suddenly, a gigantic wave came barreling toward him, crashing into him and knocking him in the water once again.
Jordan stood up sputtering, and the first thing he heard was Cassia's uncontrollable laughter coming from the shore. He glanced in her direction in time to witness her fall to her knees in the sand, holding her belly in hysterics. Jordan ported to her before Cas had an opportunity to move, and swiftly pinned her to the ground with his muscular torso. He locked her wrists above her head and straddled her waist, dripping water into her doe-eyed face. "Gotcha," he said, and leaned down to kiss her.
The Lost Lunason Series Book 3
Just when she thinks it’s safe to concentrate on her relationships, Cassia’s world is turned upside down once again.
The most dangerous enemy of the enchanted is on the loose and nobody is safe.
Celestia has made the ultimate sacrifice for her sister, unfortunately, this is the worst time for her to be so vulnerable.
Secrets are revealed that leave Cas wanting more than just answers, and her three muscular mates hope to giver her everything she desires.
If you thought Chasing Cas was hot, you won’t believe the action in book three!
He noticed his own body quake as he slowly slipped a finger inside of the woman he’d wanted for so long, and growled when he felt the heated sides of her entrance clench around his digit. Braxton deliberately wiggled his finger and was satisfied when Cassia began to moan and writhe from his touch. He took her nipple into his mouth, twisting his tongue around the extended peak while Jordan continued to devour Cassia’s lips. He gradually slid another finger inside of her heated hole and nipped her soft skin as Jordan increased the pace. Cassia’s hand gripped his oversized organ when she found a release, breaking free of Jordan’s kiss and yelling in the throes of her passion.
Braxton loved the way her body clenched and unclenched around his fingers, and couldn’t wait to feel the sensation around his monstrous member. He rolled onto his back and roughly gripped her waist, pulling Cas away from Jordan’s grasp and centering her on top of his own body. Braxton moved her back and forth a few times, feeling her juices run across the length of his organ, attempting to excite her even more. He was finally going to unite with his mate in the way he’d needed to do for so long, but he wanted her in a frenzied state of lascivious need before he did. Brax poured all of his desire into the bond and sensed her own heightened emotions connecting back to him. Cassia’s body was demanding his in a way that he’d never known possible - hungry for his touch, thirsty for his kiss, and craving his cock.
Jordan inched closer to them both, and Braxton’s desire mounted when the enthralling enchanter reached for Braxton’s hair, pulling his face toward Jordan’s own. Jordan violently took his lips, his tongue demanding entrance into Braxton’s mouth. Braxton felt Cassia’s passion pound against the bond and knew that she was excited by this new turn of events. He wasted no time giving into Jordan’s command and kissed him back with zealousness. Jordan broke the kiss and allowed Braxton’s head to fall back onto the bed, “I’m in charge here, Wolfie.”
Braxton didn’t bother to argue because it didn’t matter to him who was in control. All he wanted was to experience this intimacy with his mate for the first time. He pulled her face down to his while Jordan positioned himself behind Cas. Braxton kissed her passionately, enjoying the taste of his precious little wolf. As Jordan reached around her side and began to play with her little nub, Brax felt the brush of Jordan’s fingers against his manhood and let out a low moan.
She wriggled at the touch, her hot mound sliding against Braxton’s shaft as she continued to pour her emotions into the bond. Braxton, she called through the link, please. “I need you,” Cas whimpered, and Braxton positioned the head of his cock at her entrance. I love you, Little Wolf, he told her, as he felt the tip of his member begin to stretch her heated core. He was going to enter her as slowly as possible, to feel every inch of his shaft enveloped by her heat, knowing that they would both remember this moment for eternity.
Stacie Sultrie was born and raised in the United States and currently lives in a tiny Midwestern town. She has a loving and supportive husband who always encourages her to follow her dreams. Stacie has an amazingly athletic son that habitually hauls the family around the Midwest for sporting events. She also has two darling dogs that stay up late with her while she works on her books. Stacie is a stay-at-home mom, has earned her bachelor's degree in psychology, and plans to continue writing while pursuing a master's degree. She enjoys watching her son play sports, is an avid reader, and has a myriad of artistic hobbies. Stacie has always appreciated horror, paranormal, and romance books, but after reading her first reverse harem, was hooked on the genre. She hopes to publish a book every two or three months, and is grateful to everyone that supports her!
What makes a good story?
I love to read! I’ve been reading as long as I can remember, and as a child, I even had a reoccurring nightmare about losing my favorite book (Tell-tale Tiger). I’m a sucker for the paranormal because, c’mon, who doesn’t want to believe that magic exists? I also get all swoony for a good romance, and when I discovered the reverse harem genre, I was hooked.
After reading over a hundred books in the genre, I discovered a few common themes. The first is a “weak” human woman that only becomes powerful because of a man. The second theme is a “nothing special about me” kind of girl that magically turns into a beloved princess. Though I love both of those ideas, I really wanted to do something original with my series.
Of course, I also want to please my readers, so I definitely stick to some traditional paranormal romance themes. There’s magic, a common goal of defeating evil, sexy scenes, and some interesting plot twists in The Lost Lunason Series. The characters grow throughout the series and face obstacles that inevitably strengthen their relationships and their abilities. I think that those traditional plot points are critical to a good book. However, I believe that the most crucial aspect of a great story is having believable characters that a reader can connect with, and I try to create that in my books.
If you could spend time with a character from your book whom would it be? And what would you do during that day?
If I could spend time with only one character from my series, I think it would be Jordan. He is one of my favorites because he’s a tattooed party boy that never takes anything seriously. Jordan is pretty immature in the beginning, but he grows up a lot throughout the series. However, even as he matures and begins to take things seriously, he still likes to have fun. He is utterly devoted to Cas, but if I could steal him away for just one day, I certainly would!
We would start the day with a ride on his bike, and I’d make him let me drive, of course. Perhaps we’d ride to a nearby town where we would eat a delightful meal before heading back home. We’d relax by the fire and listen to our favorite music while I took some time exploring his tattoos. Then I’d let him work his magic on me, I’m a sucker for a dominant man… After that, I’d take him skinny-dipping. The man’s obsessed with it! Oh, and don’t tell my hubby! If he asks, make sure you tell him I wanted to spend my day with Cas!
What is your favorite part of this book and why? What did you edit out of this book?
My favorite part of the series is the ending of book two because it is fantastic! Sorry, no spoilers! I was literally dancing around my living room when the idea came to me, and I am thrilled with the finished product. The ending of Chasing Cas wasn’t my original idea, but my characters made demands, and I obeyed. I had to edit out the original ending and go back through the entire book to make changes that would support my new vision. I think that it turned out great and really added some extra excitement to the story, but I’d love to know what readers think about the ending!
What are some of your pet peeves?
I really only have one pet peeve, and that’s when people chew with their mouth open or smack their food. It drives me so crazy that I can’t even go to the movies! It feels like no matter where we sit there is always someone chomping their popcorn in my ear. When I was younger, I even broke up with someone I really liked because of how he ate. He was chewing his hot wings with his mouth wide open, tearing the meat from the bones and letting the sauce drip down his face. He smiled at me with gristle stuck between his front teeth, then proceeded smack his food. It was too much! Other than that, I’m pretty easy going.
What is something unique/quirky about you?
I throw balls in the house! I really believe that children experience everything with a passion that adults can barely remember and rarely grasp. When my child becomes an adult, I want him to look back on his youth and reminisce about the magic of being a kid. When my son was younger, we would play pirates and jump from couch to couch (ships) with plastic swords. When we refinished our hardwood floors, we broke them in with rollerblades and hockey sticks. Don’t get me wrong, we love to play outside when the weather permits, but we’ve thrown everything in the house from tiny bouncy balls to regulation size footballs that I can barely fit my hand around. My son is a teenager now, but we still play sports together regularly, and our current favorite indoor game is Monkey In The Middle. We toss the tennis ball back and forth while our dog tries to snag it out of the air. I’ll admit, we have broken a few things over the years, but how important is a candle or a vase compared to memories that will last a lifetime? Most parents tell their kids not to jump on the bed, but I say, “I bet I can jump higher!”
Tell us something really interesting that's happened to you!
I use lottery tickets as bookmarks because I hope that some of the magic will transfer to my card. So, whenever I get a new book, I buy a ticket and stick it between the pages. When I finish the book, I scratch the ticket. One night, after finishing Duma Key (I’ll never forget the book), I anxiously scratched my card. I won $10,000! That was about ten years ago, and I haven’t won big ever since, but it was a really unique experience, and I took my family on a great vacation!
What can we expect from you in the future? Did you learn anything during the writing of your recent book?
I did quite a bit of research for The Lost Lunason Series. I wanted my flashes in time to be believable, and when you have a character that is basically jumping two centuries into the future, it’s important to make her reactions believable. I have learned so much through my writing journey, and I feel like I grow as an author with each book. I’ve learned new words like caementicium (Roman concrete), and I learned a lot about the past. For example, when was cement invented? When did they start calling a couch a couch? My writing has definitely improved since my first book, and I hope I will continue to grow as I write.
I’m really excited about my next series, but I haven’t picked out a title yet. I’ve already done some research and have a detailed outline, but I’m currently researching Irish folklore and the story of Bridget Cleary. This will be another reverse harem, and it’s going back to the traditional Irish lore about changelings. The story will be about the Fae, have longer chapters, and more men for my MC’s harem!
What is your writing process? For instance, do you do an outline first? Do you do the chapters first?
I always create a very detailed outline so I stay on track and don’t lose focus. However, as soon as I start writing, my characters convince me to do things differently. Usually, it’s just small changes that really don’t transform the story too drastically, but occasionally one of my characters makes a demand that I can’t comply with. For example, when I was a few chapters into Claiming Cassia, one of my characters insisted on turning evil! We argued back and forth for over a week, and in that time I didn’t write a single word. In the end, it was too big of a change and I would’ve had to write another book, so she lost the argument. I was worried that my readers might be upset if I prolonged the series, so I stuck with my original outline. If I could change anything about my latest book, it would have been to listen to my character. If she really wanted to be evil, who was I to stop her?
Where were you born/grew up at?
I was born and raised in a tiny town in the Midwest. When I say tiny, I mean it is an hour drive to get to a Walmart! If I wanted to go to an actual mall, well, we’re talking three hours to the nearest food court! Needless to say, I couldn’t wait for my chance to break free. I’ve lived in a few different states, but I missed the small town atmosphere of my childhood. I moved back home, and, though I miss the anonymity of the bigger cities, I love that I live in a place where people wave to strangers and neighbors still borrow a cup of sugar. As an author, however, the familiarity of a little town can be a horrible thing!
My parents and my in-laws regularly volunteer at their respective churches. My husband’s job involves working closely with the local community, and I am working toward a career as a clinical psychologist. My son’s graduating class size will only be about 60 kids, and everybody knows everything about everyone else. What nobody knows, however, is that Stacie Sultrie lives in their close-knit community! Until I started writing, I never really understood why authors use a pen name. When I started scribbling explicit sex scenes, however, I needed a way to keep my everyday life separate from my writing. I’m close to publishing my fourth book, and I haven’t even told my family that I’m an author! My amazingly supportive husband is the only one that knows that I am Stacie Sultrie. It is difficult sometimes to keep the secret from the people closest to me, but it’s also a lot of fun. I have this whole other life that even my closest friends don’t know about. I also think that it ensures that I stay down to earth - I’m writing because I have a story to tell, not because I need recognition.
If you knew you'd die tomorrow, how would you spend your last day?
I think that if I knew I was going to die tomorrow, I would spend as much time as possible with the people I love most. I’d take time to let my family and friends know that I love them, but I’d want to spend the majority of my day with my son and my husband. I’d probably want to enjoy a hike and a picnic so that we could turn off the noise of the rest of the world and talk about life. I wouldn’t tell my family I was dying, but I would give my son advice on life, love, and how to be a good man. I’d make sure that my last day would be a happy memory for my loved ones. Then, I’d eat gluten!
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