Latest Posts

Kings & Queens by Anarie Brady & Jae El Foster - Book Tour + Giveaway

By 3:00 AM , , , , , , , , , , ,

Kings & Queens
by Anarie Brady and Jae El Foster 


GENRE:  Romance



As I Follow - Blurb by Anarie Brady

Princess Orla must first learn to follow if she is to lead her homeland once her evil step mother is 
dethroned. Who better to teach her than Prince Darcy, the leader of the rebellion against Queen 
Ena and a strict but fair Dominant who would love nothing better than to take the beautiful Orla in 
hand and return the kingdom of Athas to its former glory.

The Man With the Kind Eyes - Blurb: by Jae El Foster

Bridgette Mahoney just wanted a better life for herself and the people suffering under a corrupt 
president. What she gets is nominated to be Queen of the country whether she wants the position 
or not.



As I Follow, So Shall I Lead excerpt:

“Princess, might I have a word?” a deep voice startled her out of her thoughts.

“Prince Darcy!” she squeaked, jumping to her feet. “Of course.”

“Shall we take a walk? I understand you have only seen this room of the Chateau. 
I’d like to give you a tour,” he said, holding his hand out to her.

Hesitantly she reached out her own hand and nodded. Ever since Gala shared some of her 
experiences in the Chateau’s training rooms, Orla had been curious. Actually, she had been dying to 
know more. While Gala had not gone into details, she had spoken of the feelings evoked by some 
of her sessions. Orla longed to experience such feelings of freedom, power, and something 
indescribable. During the past few weeks, she had witnessed the beauty of a woman kneeling 
before a man, the protective gentleness in the eyes of a dominant, and the glow of pride when 
a dominant praised his submissive. Orla felt a tingle deep within her body and had to admit that 
she longed for such feelings as well.

“Do you understand the dual nature of this facility?” Darcy asked as he led her down an ornate hallway.

“I believe so,” she answered. “The Chateau trains people in the arts of dominance and submission. 
Submission primarily, because, according to Gala, every good dominant understands what it is like 
to be a submissive.”

“That’s right.”

“People pay handsomely for the privilege of coming here to learn. The tuition then pays for the training 
of warriors who are in resistance to Queen Ena. They wish to overthrow her and place me back on 
the throne,” Orla said quietly.

“Indeed. Orla, it was your father’s last wish that you also be trained,” Darcy stated. 
“I am more than willing to help you learn how to become an effective ruler, but to become an applicant, 
you must yourself request it. We do not force anyone here. We abide by the dictums of Safe, Sane, 
and Consensual.”

Orla stopped walking and turned to face Darcy. “I understand and greatly respect you for following 
those dictums. Over the past few years, I have had no choice in what I wear, what I eat, when I speak, 
what I do, not even when I sleep. I’m ready for freedom of choice. My father also taught me that 
freedom is possible only when everyone agrees to follow certain guidelines. I don’t know if I’m ready 
to consent to this training yet, but let’s finish the tour and then I’ll decide.”

Darcy smiled and Orla breathed a sigh of relief. Despite Gala’s assurances, she hadn’t been sure 
that Darcy would respect her decision.

“Princess, I see you are wise as well as cautious. Both excellent characteristics in both a ruler and 
a submissive. Shall we continue?” he asked before tucking her hand into the crook of his arm.

Orla’s eyes widened and her heart began to beat erratically as Darcy showed her every room of the 
Chateau. First, there was the Medical Room where applicants were given a thorough medical exam 
to determine their overall fitness. “No one is excluded because of a physical difficulty,” he explained, 
“but it is essential that a primary be intimately familiar with any limitations. For example, if an applicant 
has respiratory difficulties, then the primary knows never to engage in breath play and to be very, 
very cautious about gags.”

“Good to know you take safety seriously,” Orla commented.

“It’s the first S of our motto – Safe, Sane, and Consensual.”

The Power to Rule
Guest Blog Post by Jae El Foster

I often write of royalty, as displayed in my Kings & Queens contribution ‘The Man with the Kind Eyes.’ Yet, even in a story where a royal title is thrust upon the most desirable candidate, a title of king or queen is one that strikes a call of warning.
Whether writing about King Ana’horaura – a most gentle and sensual king – in my upcoming release Restive, or about King Horace – who is ruthless for the sake of being ruthless – from ‘To Adventure’ in Enchanted Fairy Tales, and even with Queen Bridgette in ‘The Man with the Kind Eyes,’ one constant character trait flowed through them all. None of them were perfectly suited to lead an entire people.
King Ana’horaura, with all of his wonderful qualities, lives in a peaceful land and has never experienced violence or conflict, which means he is ill prepared if such a thing should arrive. King Horace is as vile a man as one could imagine. His lack of compassion and sensitivity could lead his people to their own destruction, or it could lead them to overthrow his throne. And Bridgette – my unlikely and most favorite of my royals… all she wanted to do was free her people, and now she holds an immense amount of power that seems to be spiraling out of control.
This spiral, you see, is caused by everybody behind the scenes. It brings with it confusion and detachment from one’s place, and it allows authoritative decisions to be made so swiftly that one often doesn’t realize it is happening. Manipulation – whether for good or bad – is the strongest hand of politics.
Let’s say I somehow became King of a nation. Or, if the crown is more attractive, Queen of a nation. I’m not picky. How would I decide what to build laws against and which laws to tear down? It is an impossible task to please all people, any of the time. When I cater to one group, another group will cry out against the tyranny. The only way to have control would be to have total authority. So many rules and laws and punishments and people who are made examples of… there would be no quality of life for the citizens. There would be no joy, no free will, and no excitement. Example: Those people don’t like these books, and these people don’t like those books, so we just won’t have books. That way, no one can gripe over someone else’s reading selection.
That, in my opinion, is no way to live.
Whereas I admire strong leaders who can rule over people with their magical hand, I do not feel I could be such a ruler. It is a daunting task and one that I would have to pass on to the people as I relinquished my title.
I am too much of a rebel to ever truly follow or lead. History has shown that the King’s or Queen’s beliefs in the past were the beliefs that were expected of their people. I believe that if we were not meant to have freedom of thought, choice and belief, we would not have the ability to conjure those ideals. We are meant to be free-thinkers – intellectuals – to lead the world to brighter futures. We are meant to aspire and to inspire. Having said this – we have one chance assured in which to accomplish all of the brilliant, wondrous things that we can do in this life. We are but a moment in time. Let go of your inhibitions, your fears, and your self-doubts. Embrace your dreams, trample over your obstacles, and grab your place in history. Everything that we do, here and now, will dictate how we are remembered and respected in the future. Never let anybody hold you back from an accomplishing goal that is within your reach. Be your own King or Queen. Rule your life to your beliefs and your goals, and be the person that you were always meant to be.
Putting all of that aside, I will gladly be a Prince anytime. Or a Princess… if the crown is more attractive.

Jae El Foster


AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Anarie Brady writes hot, happily ever after love stories filled with strong men and strong women 
who choose to submit to their own desires. She also loves scratching her chinchilla in all his itchy 
spots, sipping tea, and savoring whiskey. She absolutely adores hearing from fans, so don’t be shy!

Jae El Foster is an author with whom you question going to bed with at night, but you dare to venture 
beneath the sheets with him anyway. As the venture concludes, you are perhaps romanced by it, 
or perhaps you are frightened by it. Don’t worry, because you are always satisfied by it. 
Despite the title or genre of the book, Jae El sets out to please you with climatic and unexpected 
conclusions that will make you tremble with emotion. Hop aboard the Jae El train and give it a good 

Buy Links:



The authors will be awarding a $25 Amazon or B/N GC to a randomly drawn winner 
via rafflecopter during the tour.

blog header Goddess Fish w url copy.jpg

You Might Also Like


  1. Good morning and thank you so much for hosting us today! We're very excited to be here and I'll be checking back all day long to answer questions and meet the visitors!

  2. Very thought-provoking piece, Jae El. Good luck with your tour! And thanks again, Ms. Jasmine.

  3. Thank you, Rita! I hope you're having a great day!

  4. In honor of the blog tour and in respect to the upcoming sequel to this book, I invite all of those NOOK lovers out there to take advantage of a special offer. From now until Saturday only, my 2012 paranormal romance hit "Restless" is FREE on B&N NOOK! If you haven't read it, you don't want to miss out! And if you have read it - or do read it - please leave a review and let other readers know what you thought!

    Get your free copy HERE:

  5. Also, for those interested in a Behind the Scenes look at the writing process of 'The Man with the Kind Eyes' - my contribution in 'Kings & Queens,' check out my essay on it here:

  6. Before the day slips away from me, I wanted to stop back by and once again thank Jasmine and Jazzy Book Reviews for hosting us on today's stop for our book promotional tour! Both Anarie and I certainly appreciate your courtesy, kindness, and generosity!

    Thanks again to Goddess Fish Promotions also, for without those wonderful people, this tour would not be.

    Don't forget to hunt Anarie and me down on Twitter, check out the websites, and subscribe to our newsletters! Newsletters are free and I only bug people once a month through them! lol

    Do Good Things!

    ~ Jae El

    1. You're very welcome! I'm always happy to host authors on my blog. :) Best of luck with your book!


Please try not to spam posts with the same comments over and over again. Authors like seeing thoughtful comments about their books, not the same old, "I like the cover" or "sounds good" comments. While that is nice, putting some real thought and effort in is appreciated. Thank you.