Monday, January 19, 2015

Guest Post & Giveaway ~*~ Unexpected Eden by Rhenna Morgan

Hey, everyone! Thanks for joining me here at Illustrious Illusions today!

Ever since Unexpected Eden released at the end of December, pretty much all of the posts and questions I’ve answered have been centered on the topic of Eden—everything from the race that lives there (Myrens), their amazing powers, and the spectacular visuals a visitor could expect to find.

Well, the heroine, Lexi Merrill, might have found out she’s a lost Myren and landed herself a permanent resident card in paradise, but that doesn’t mean she still doesn’t love lots of things about the human realm. So, when she found out I was visiting today, she suggested I talk about something on our side of the portal instead of leaking yet more secrets from the land of creation.

Now, Lexi was a bartender long before she met Eryx. I figured, four years schlepping drinks had to have built a pretty impressive drink repertoire, so I asked her, “Which drink best represents your life since meeting Eryx?”

I should have expected the answer. Our Lexi’s a sharp gal and never misses a quick comeback.

Here’s what she gave me…

The Alice in Wonderland

She actually shared a few options—one for those of you more focused on gettin’ down to business, and one for those of you who like to sip and enjoy.

The Shooter

1 ounce Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur
2/3 ounce (or 20 ml) of chilled Reposado Tequila

·      Pour the Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur in a shot glass.
·      Position a spoon over the top of the shot glass and poor Reposado Tequila over the back.
·      Salute your friends & tell them you’ll see them on the other side.
·      Chug.

The Sipper

1 ounce Southern Comfort
1 ounce Amaretto Almond Liqueur
1 ounce Grand Marnier Orange Liqueur
1 Orange Wedge

·      Mix all four together in shaker with ice.
·      Shake well. (Lexi recommends adding a few dance moves to increase tips.)
·      Strain into an ice filled rocks glass.
·      Garnish with orange wedge.
·      Sip your way into a whole new world.

So, there you go! Two otherworldly options from a woman who’s taken her own trip down the bunny hole. I hope you’ll pick up a copy of Unexpected Eden so you can join in the fun and romance too.

See you in paradise!



Unexpected Eden
The Eden Series # 1
By: Rhenna Morgan
Released December 29th, 2014
Lyrical / Kensington


Most people believe Eden no longer exists. Lexi Merrill’s about to learn they’re wrong. A hard-working bartender with a self-sufficient backbone and a wary nature, she knows pickup lines like a second language. So, when Eryx Shantos barges into her world with too-smooth words and a body to back it up, she locks up her libido and vows to keep her distance.

Eryx has other ideas. As king of the Myren race, Eryx is duty-bound to enforce the laws preventing exposure of their existence to humans. Yet The Fates have led him through his dreams to Lexi, a temptation he doesn’t want to resist. The question is, is she Myren, or human - which makes her forbidden fruit?

When Eryx’s nemesis tags Lexi as his next target, Eryx insists on taking her home where he can keep her safe. Lexi had no idea “home” would mean the one-and-only land of creation…or that she’d trigger a prophecy that could doom her newfound race.

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Author Info
Rhenna Morgan writes for the same reason she reads—to escape reality.
Yes, her life rocks—two beautiful little girls, a great husband, a steady job, and the kind of friends that would take you out back if you hurt her. But, like most women, she’s got obligations stacked tight from dusk to dawn. So, when the world gets her down, she slips into something…less realistic.
Romance is a must. So is a steamy romp (or four). Nothing thrills her more than the fantasy of new, exciting worlds, strong, intuitive men, and the sigh of, “Oh if only that could happen to me.”
So, if you’re picking up one of her books, expect portals into alternate realms and men who’ll fight to keep the women they want. Romantic escape for the women who need it.

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Grand Prize: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card, Print or eBook copy of UNEXPECTED EDEN, Eden Series Tote Bag, Coffee Mug, Pen/Stylus and Post Its.

Runner Up: $25.00 Amazon Gift Card and eBook of UNEXPECTED EDEN

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  1. Thank you so much for hosting me today!

  2. Thank you for hosting today! YUMMY Drinks! I am sooo making these!

    1. Be sure and leave a note for your family before you have one. Who knows where you'll end up.