Blog Tour: Winter's Bride by Nellie C. Lind

WintersBrideTour Winter's Bride by Nellie C. Lind The Elders of the Seasons #1 Publication Date: August 18, 2015 Genres: Erotic, Fantasy, Romance
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Synopsis: The Winter Lord is a man like no other. He rules the world together with the Summer Lady, the Autumn Lord and the Lady of Spring. That alone says that the Winter Lord is the wrong man to fall in love with, but Dawn loves him anyway.
The last thing Dawn expects is to be placed inside the Winter Lord's prison because of a minor dispute. When he visits her and asks her to marry him, Dawn knows that nothing will ever be the same again. Her entire world is put into a spin, but soon, she realizes that things aren't as they should be. The Winter Lord is hiding something, and when the truth is revealed, she understands that only one thing can save her life ... Love.
This is a passionate and erotic love story for adult readers. It takes place in a magical fantasy world where the Elders rule the seasons.
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What people are saying about Winter's Bride....

"This is the lyrical, romantic and erotic story of two very interesting people, from two very different worlds. Can they bridge the gap between his reality and hers? Can love be the force that binds two people and changes two worlds forever? Can this awesome force change centuries-old traditions and culture? This is a wonderfully magical evocation of how two lives can come together and change destiny itself and it will keep you turning the pages to see what becomes of Dawn and her love for Audren and what it is that he feels for her ... the very forces of nature combine to weave this story of profound love in a tapestry of magic, intrigue, and passion." - Jennifer K. Brock Add to Goodreads

About Nellie C. Lind

Nellie C. Lind
Nellie C. Lind lives in Sweden with her son, but she was born in Poland. Writing has always been one of her greatest interests. Today she runs the publishing house Sense of Romance for a living. She writes passionate paranormal romance, fantasy and science fiction books for adult readers. You'll find all sorts of beings in her stories, for instance, angels, vampires, gods, and elves. You'll also find everything from short stories to novels among her books. Keep an eye open for upcoming releases!
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EXCERPTS: Winter’s Bride by Nellie C. Lind



Silence had never been as deafening as it was now. The waiting had never been as long as it was now, and the knowledge of what was to come made the Winter Lord wish for sweet oblivion. Any minute now, he would know. He would know what his future held. He would know what he would have to do, what he would be forced to do. It was his turn, and there was no one who could, or would, do it for him.
The world outside his window looked peaceful. Bellow the hill, in the distance from the castle, was the town Evermore. It flourished with life, beauty and good health. The people who lived there were happy and pleased. His kind always made sure of that. In return, the people obeyed their laws and received their protection from harm and poverty. No one from another town or another city was allowed to enter without permission. Traveling merchants could put up their goods outside the town on the marketplace. Only those who lived in Evermore were allowed to put up their goods for sale inside the high town walls. The marketplace was always a busy place during the day, and people enjoyed going there. His guards were always there, keeping an eye on everyone and everything, but it was rare that something happened.
From where he stood, on the balcony of his room, he saw people move around in the town. They headed in different directions, minding their own business, and he knew that he would soon change the life of one of them. A woman, who was still unaware of it, would soon become his. He didn't know which woman, but thankfully, he could choose this time.
He turned around and took a deep breath before he entered his room. He didn't want to think about it. He didn't want to do it, but there was no other way. Not for his kind.
His room was big but plain. Unlike the Lady of Spring, he preferred simple things. He didn't need every wall decorated up to the ceiling. He had a working area, a king size bed, a wardrobe and a few plants here and there to bring color to the bright room. That was enough. More wasn't necessary.
He stood in the middle of his room with his gaze fixed on the floor. He waited. He barely dared to think.
There was a knock on the door. He raised his head and prepared himself.
“Enter,” he said and the door opened.
A middle-aged man with a short, white beard, and white hair entered. He was dressed in a light brown robe with silver sleeves. A belt was tied around his waist, and several leather pouches were tied to it. He was the medic and one of the few humans who had been given an unnaturally long life. His job was to make sure that the Elders well-being was taken care of. In return, he received everything he pointed at.
“My Lord,” the man said and bowed.
The Winter Lord nodded and looked the man in the eyes. “How is she, Algar?”
Algar's short silence didn't promise good answers.
“The Summer Lady is dying, My Lord.”
When the Winter Lord heard those words, he closed his eyes. He knew what Algar's words meant. He remained still, and allowed it to sink in.
“How long does she have?” he asked while turning toward the balcony. His blue gaze fixed on the town in the distance.
“A few years, My Lord.”
An ounce of fear crossed his heart, but he didn't allow it to set. “That doesn't give us much time. Why wasn't this discovered sooner?” His voice was calm and gentle as usual, but his words were serious.
“The Summer Lady didn't want to worry you, My Lord.”
He sighed. “Of course not.”
The Winter Lord entered the balcony again. The chill was in the air. Autumn would soon turn into winter. That meant it was his turn to rule soon.
“What are you going to do, My Lord?”
The Winter Lord didn't look away from the town when he answered Algar's question. “The only thing I can do. I'm going to find a bride.”


The double glass doors to the restaurant opened and Dawn thought her heart would burst when she saw who exited the restaurant. The Winter Lord himself. She stood several feet away from the entrance but close enough to know that she had never been this close to him before. The last time she had seen the Winter Lord was almost six months ago. He had been far away from her then, riding on a horse and disappearing from her sight after just a few seconds, but this was completely something new.
He looked better than she remembered. He was the tallest and most noticeable person among all the people who stood outside the restaurant. They all smiled at him, and he smiled back. Two guards from the castle stood beside him, and Dawn noticed more guards a few steps away. The Winter Lord's light blue hair hung down his back, and there was a sudden chill in the air. Dawn knew it came from him. He was the Winter Lord after all, and he brought winter to the people. He was dressed in white pants and long white boots. His muscular upper body was dressed in a light blue tunic, and on top of that he had a white knee-length, long coat on. It made him look like the Lord he was, and all Dawn could do was stare. He had her completely mesmerized. She was unable to move, unable to breath, unable to do anything.
He talked with a man who stood in front of him. The man laughed at something the Winter Lord said, and the Winter Lord smiled, but there was something sad about his smile. He had the most beautiful smile she had ever seen, and she knew what it looked like when he was happy. This time, there was a difference.
Then the least expected thing happened.
He turned his head, and his gaze locked onto hers. Dawn gasped and thought her knees would give way beneath her. He looked at her! He actually looked at her! That had never happened before, and it almost made her panic. Her head told her to run, but she stood frozen. His breathtaking eyes kept her locked in place.
It became quiet around him, and the people who stood near him turned their heads to see what he looked at. She suddenly felt like she stood on a huge stage where the whole world watched her.
Even if it wasn't warm outside, she felt her cheeks turn hot. She clenched her hands and had no idea what she should do, but she was unable to break eye contact with him. Her heart beat like crazy. Her body burned with desire. The fire she always felt for him came alive in a way it had never done before.
He was so close ... All she had to do was walk up to him and put her hand on his cheek to touch him. But Dawn knew the guards wouldn't let her. They wouldn't hurt her, but a maneuver like that wasn't allowed. Just imagining it made her realize how crazy a thought like that was, and she shook it off.
The Winter Lord never looked away from her. It was almost as if he knew something. Dawn knew that the Elders had magical powers. She had seen some of his during the years. She had always enjoyed watching him turn autumn into winter, but she knew he also had another ability. He could read her mind. With one touch, he would know everything she had ever dreamed about or thought about in her entire life. That was also why he was the judge among the Elders. No one could hide anything from him.
It would destroy her if he found out how she felt about him. She was well aware that her love was doomed, that it would never happen. That was why she didn't want him to know. There was no point in him knowing if a relationship between them was impossible. She would keep dreaming from a distance and hoping that she would one day be able to forget him and move on.
The Winter Lord moved toward her. Dawn tensed and couldn't believe this was happening. He walked straight toward her while the people outside the restaurant watched him curiously. He stopped just a few feet away from her, and she felt herself drown in his deep blue gaze. Her head spun.
“What's your name?” he asked.

Excerpt #3:

“My L ... I mean, Audren. About what happened yesterday ...”
“Yes, I came here to talk with you about that. As you know, I am the judge of this town, and if a law is broken, I judge.”
“Yes, I know ...” Her nervousness awakened within her again. “But I don't understand why I'm here. I didn't do anything.”
“Can you tell me what happened?”
“Well, after our meeting, I looked for my brother Eric. It took me a while to find him, and when I did, he was arguing with Mira. She had broken our mother's milk bottle, and I told her that she had to repay it. She went crazy and pushed me against the building, and that was when the guards showed up. They arrested us, and here we are.”
“I see. If you think about this from the guards point of view, what do you see then?”
Dawn gave it a thought, and when it hit her, she sighed. “They thought I was in danger.”
“Exactly, and the only way to figure out what was going on was to take all of you here and let me judge you. I have already spoken with Mira and your brother. Now it's your turn. Eric has been sent home, but Mira will stay here a few more days to reconsider her actions. A healer will help her with her anger issues.”
“I have already told you what happened. I don't know what else I can give you.”
A glow in white and light blue colors surrounded his hand. The colors swirled around his hand in slow and harmonic movements. A cold chill went through Dawn when she saw it. She knew what it meant.
“Give me your hand, Dawn.”
Dawn fled from the bed with a squeak and pressed herself against the stone wall as far away from his as possible. Surprise filled his marvelous eyes.
“This isn't going to hurt, Dawn. There will only be a tingling feeling.”
Dawn didn't listen. “Please, don't read my mind. Please, I beg you.”
He got up from the bed and approached her. “Dawn ...”
“Anything, but that, My Lord. Isn't reading Eric's and Mira's minds enough?”
Her desperation rose. He couldn't find out how she felt about him! If he did, her entire world would collapse. He would never be hers, so there was no need for him to know. But if he found out and turned her down, it would break her heart. It would destroy her.
“No,” he said. “I need to see the whole picture, and you don't need to worry. Whatever secret I will see, will remain yours.”
She shook her head and couldn't hold back her tears. “You don't understand. You will find out everything about me ...”
“Yes, that's how this works, Dawn.” He stood in front of her with so much understanding in his beautiful eyes that it made her cry even more.
He raised his hand toward her face and dried away her tears with his thumb. Her body trembled, and she didn't know what to do with herself. She was stuck. The door to the cell was behind him. She hadn't heard him lock it, but she doubted she would reach it before he caught her.
“Everything is going to be all right,” he assured her.
Dawn could only watch as he grabbed her hand. There was nothing she could do to stop him. When she felt the tingling feeling he had mentioned, she closed her eyes and hoped that everything would be over fast. His hand was warm, his touch was firm but gentle. She had no idea what went on inside of him, but silence surrounded them for several minutes.
Eventually, she dared to open her eyes and look at him. She didn't know what to expect when she met his gaze. She assumed he knew everything now. Her love, her devotion, her desire and passion for him was probably no longer a secret.
Yes. He knew.
It was written all over his face.


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