A candid note from Xander, Fire Elemental and the hero of Touch of Fire (A Magic, New Mexico Kindle World story)
So, you think your family is messed up? Achilles was my brother. Seriously. Unfortunately for the rest of us born to the same mother over the centuries, Achilles’ dad tied her up while she was sleeping, forced her to marry him, and then stopped her before she could make Achilles fully immortal. Since her previous six sons had already died, this move really pissed her off.
So, what did mommy dearest do? She cursed all of her male offspring, for all eternity – which wouldn’t be a big deal if she weren’t an immortal goddess who enjoys seducing mortal men…
My name is Xander, and I’m just one of many sons born to her in modern time. We boys aren’t immortal, not by a long shot, but we are cursed with three things:
One – we carry an elemental power within that we must learn to control at an early age (or die). My curse is fire, but I’ve met some of my other brothers and they all share the other elements – earth, water and air.
Two – we can’t fall in love until our mother decides to take pity on us and cast a magical spell to draw our mate to us. An irresistible spell. A spell the poor women can’t resist, no matter who they are, where they are, or what they’re doing. The magic calls and they’ll come to us.
Three – we have to convince our magically summoned mates to fall in love with us and choose to stay. They leave us…not a damn thing we can do about it. We can’t even follow our mates if they run because mother’s spell ties us to the exact place the magic was cast.
So, you see my problem? Mother took pity on me and Kayla Evans detoured into the small town of Magic, New Mexico. I’ve only got a week to convince Kayla to fall in love with me. Trouble is the magical creatures in this town won’t leave her alone. A vampire tried to have her for dinner. A local witch cast a spell on her so now she’s talking to animals. The werewolves think she’s hot (she is). And a homeless fairy princess decided to give birth to triplets practically in my Kayla’s lap.
Throw in my annoying brother, an air elemental who got shot down in his dragon form over Area 51, and I’m fighting for my love life here people. Give a Fire Lord a break, would ya?
And if not? Well, I’ll take whatever I can get – no matter how many kisses I have to steal.
Kayla Evans is mine…she just doesn’t know it yet.
Be sure to come back to read more about Xander and TOUCH OF FIRE, A Magic, New Mexico Kindle World story by Michele Callahan on Wednesday’s Karen’s Killer Book Bench. Happy Reading!
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