Saturday, April 13, 2013

Bound Blog Tour: Character Bio (Gryphon & Maela) & giveaway

We thought it would be a great idea for you to get to know the characters from the “Eternal Guardian” Series as “Bound” book 6 was released on March 26, 2013! Each Guardian has own unique gifts, personality and characteristic! Meet Maelea and Gryphon from “Enslaved” (bk 5). This tour is hosted by Enchantress of Books Blog Tours.
Bound (Eternal Guardians #6) by Elisabeth Naughton
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TITUS—To most his gift seems like a blessing, but for him it’s a curse the other Eternal Guardians—those who protect the mortal realm from threats of the Underworld—seek to exploit. One he would gladly trade for the chance to be free…

Obsessed. Her touch is like a drug. From the moment he met her, Titus knew she was different. Even dangerous. Yet though his guardian brethren are convinced Natasa is working for Hades, Titus can’t stop thinking about her. Can’t stop fantasizing about her. Can’t stop craving the one thing he knows could lead to the downfall of his world.

Possessed. Faced with stopping Natasa or joining in her quest, Titus falls to temptation and is thrust into a world of lust, deception, and deadly treachery designed by the gods. Her touch—only hers—frees him from his bonds, but desire may just condemn him. Because before the end he’ll have to decide which is more important: duty and honor to those he took an oath to defend, or a woman who could very well be the biggest curse to them all.

Enslaved (Eternal Guardians #5) by Elisabeth Naughton
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After being rescued from the Underworld, Gryphon is plauged by strange voices and an evil foreboding. He believes that his only hope for salvation is to track down the goddess who cursed him...until he meets Maelea. 

A prisoner with no bars, Maelea encounters Gryphon on her quest to find Olympus. He's about to test her loyalty to the gods, and she's ready to find out if he still has a heart worth saving...

Character Bio
NAME: Maelea
POWER: Can sense energy shifts on earth
FOREFATHER: Daughter of Zeus & Persephone 
HAIR: Black, long 
EYES: Black 
HEIGHT: 5’7 
WEIGHT: 115lb 
AGE: 3142 
PERSONALITY: Reserved. Watches everything around her. Feels like an outsider. Doesn’t let herself get attached to anyone because she knows she will outlive them. 
MATE: Gryphon 
BIO: Has been in hiding for years-from Hades' wrath. 
BOOK: Enslaved 
QUOTE:  “I’m used to being alone, Gryphon. I’ve been alone a long time. Love is nice but it’s fleeting. I know for a fact it doesn’t last. Heartache and pain? They last. They’re the only things that endure.” 

NAME: Gryphon
BREED: Argonauts
POWER: Can freeze enemies with his eyes
CHARACTERISTICS: Orpheus’s younger brother
HAIR: Blonde
EYES: Light Blue
HEIGHT: 6’5”
AGE: 174
PERSONALITY: Used to be a playboy, jokester, everyone’s friend. After his time in the Underworld he is reserved, quiet, twitches and hears voices. The other guardians view him as unstable.
MATE: Maelea
BIO: Honorable, loyal, dependable…tainted. He was the ultimate warrior before imprisonment in the Underworld changed him in ways he can’t ignore.
BOOK: Enslaved
QUOTE: “Sotiria,” he whispered, framing her face with his hands, brushing his thumb over her own tear to wipe it away. “I have only ever just wanted you. I used to dream of you. Of the one person who would touch my heart and make me whole. I just didn’t expect her to show up when I was half the man I used to be. Orpheus may have saved my soul from the Underworld, but you…you saved me from myself. I will always, always just want you.”

About the author: 
Elisabeth Naughton

I was never one of those people who knew they wanted to be an author at the age of six. I didn’t have imaginary friends. I didn’t write stories in my journal or entertain my relatives by firelight after Thanksgiving dinner. For the most part, I was just a normal, everyday kid. I liked to read, but I wasn’t exceptional at it. And when my teachers complimented me on my writing abilities, I brushed them off. I did, however, always have a penchant for the unique and absurd. And as my mother told me all throughout my childhood, I should have been an actress—I was a drama queen before my time.

Years ago, my husband bought me Scarlett: The Sequel to Gone With The Wind. If you ever saw the book, you know it’s a long one. I sat and read that thing from cover to cover, and dreamed of one day being a writer. But I didn’t actually try my hand at writing until years later when I quit my teaching job to stay home with my kids. And my husband? After that week of reading where I neglected him and everything else until I finished Scarlett, he vowed never to buy me another book again. Little did he know I’d one day end up sitting at a keyboard all day drafting my own stories.

My writing journey has not been easy. I didn’t just sit down one day, decide I was going to write a book and voila! sell my very first attempt. As most authors will probably agree, the path to publication is filled with hours of work, pulling all-nighters I thought I’d given up in college, sacrifices, rejections, but a love I discovered along the way I just can’t live without. Instead of a big, thick book to read by lamplight (I do read much smaller ones when I get the chance), I’ve traded in my reading obsession for a laptop. And I’ve never been happier.

I’m one of the lucky ones. I have a wonderful family and fabulous husband who put up with my writing—and obsessive personality—even when life is chaotic. More than once my kids have been late to swimming or baseball because I needed just five more minutes to finish a scene. Their support and encouragement mean the world to me. I also have amazing friends and a support network I couldn’t survive without. So to all of you out there who have encouraged me along the way, sent me emails and fan letters, phone calls and congratulations, I just want to say, thank you. You make this whole writing gig that much more enjoyable. I truly wouldn’t be here without you.

The author is giving away: 
1 ebook copy of “Bound”
Character Trading Cards 
1 Eternal Guardian Bookmarker
1 Eternal Guardians Drink Coaster 
1 Eternal Guardian logo Temporary tattoo 
1 Bound Car Charm
1 Bound Keychain 
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  1. Wow what a powerful quote, so much emotion! I can't wait to get started reading. This tour was a great idea.

  2. I love the bios!! Want more!!! :)

  3. I love the bios!! Want more!!! :)

  4. Ahhhh Maela, I really liked her character. Remember loving that book!

  5. The Eternal Guardians is a wonderful series. Titus's book is fab! I think I am in love with Zander but I have to say Gryphons book really hit me emotionally. The entire series is exciting. I can not wait to see what happens next!

  6. Ilove this series!! Demetrius does it foe me though all the Guardians are worth reading about! If you haven't read this series your missing out!!

  7. Can't wait,hope there is more to come..

  8. Those were great bio's, especially the quote.

  9. ENSLAVED was a beautiful and heartbreaking story. The hot smexing between Maelea and Gryphon was enough to scorch the pages! But their journey of realizing they were made for each other was splendid!

  10. If I could pic a book series to live in, this would be it. No doubts, no hesitations.

  11. I enjoyed reading the bios. I just got the first book so I'm looking forward to the series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  12. This is great getting all the bios on the different sites. Thank you!