Sunday, March 13, 2022

The Elusive Sun by Rebecca Hefner - Audio Book Tour



Author: Rebecca Hefner

Narrator: Devon Wilcox

Length: 9 hours 22 minutes

Series: Etherya's Earth, Book 2

Released: Oct. 1, 2019

Publisher: Rebecca Hefner

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Lila, a high-born aristocrat of the Vampyre kingdom, was betrothed to Sathan, King of the Vampyres, for a thousand years. The betrothal, declared by the goddess Etherya, was deemed unbreakable. Although she cared for Sathan, and loved him as her king, secretly her heart yearned for his brother. When Sathan falls for another, Lila ends the betrothal, terrified at what her life will become now that she won’t be queen. Latimus has loved Lila since they played together on the grassy riverbank as children. Knowing that his brother was the better man, he never begrudged his betrothal to the woman he secretly loved. Now that Sathan has married another, Latimus becomes aware of Lila’s feelings. Determined to push her into the arms of a worthier man, he believes that a war-torn army commander such as he could never offer her the life she deserves. As the war against the Deamons rages, Latimus fights for his people, protecting them against the evil Dark Lord Crimeous. When Lila suffers a brutal attack, Latimus is shaken to his core. Determined to avenge her, he acknowledges the emotion that has always burned for her in his blackened heart. But Lila has moved on and as the war ensues he worries that it might be too late to claim her.... The Etherya's Earth series is best listened to in order, so that the listener can enjoy the evolution of the characters. After all, the author loves a good twist and wants the listener to uncover them organically. However, listeners of romance rest assured that each book has its own featured hero/heroine and HEA.
Check out the Etherya’s Earth Box Set, only at Chirp!

 USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Hefner writes steamy paranormal and sci-fi romance as well as contemporary romance under the pen name Ayla Asher. Rebecca is a huge science dork who loves karaoke and she'll probably try to make a TikTok with you if she ever meets you in person.

 Devon Wilcox has loved manipulating his voice to sound like different characters since he was a kid. Rebecca chose him for this series because of his deep, magnetic voice and his talent expressing multiple character emotions.
Author Rebecca Hefner’s favorite books (and their inspiration for Etherya’s Earth)
  1. Dark Lover by JR Ward. This is the book that started my love of paranormal romance. I read it years ago and always knew I would write a vampire book one day. When Miranda and Sathan appeared in my head, one of the first visions was Sathan biting her neck and the Vampyres of Etherya’s Earth were born.
  2. Valley of Silence by Nora Roberts. The entire Circle Trilogy is one of my favorites and I think it’s one of the best paranormal series ever written. Queen Nora does a fantastic job of carrying the story arc across three books while still giving us a satisfying love story in each novel. The ending of Valley of Silence definitely inspired Book 5 in the Etherya’s Earth series, The Impassioned Choice.
  3. Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas. Who doesn’t love a reformed rake? I fell in love with Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent, in the Wallflower Series, as most romance readers did. He starts out as the villain and eventually reforms to be the hero in Book 3 of that series. Darkrip from The Darkness Within has a similar trajectory from villain to hero and I absolutely adore writing reformed anti-heroes.
  4. Beyond Control by Kit Rocha. The Beyond Series is one of my absolute favorites. Lexie is such a kick-ass heroine and reminds me so much of Miranda from The End of Hatred. They both fight misogyny and tyranny while having some hot, steamy times with sexy alpha males. What more can a reader ask for?
  5. When He Was Wicked by Julia Quinn. This is hands-down my favorite book of the Bridgerton Series. It’s smokin’ hot and the man is in love with the woman from the beginning, which is a nice reversal. Latimus from The Elusive Sun is in love with Lila for centuries before he finally pushes his fear aside and truly believes he can bond with her. Of course, she’s done waiting and he worries it might be too late…but his attempts to win her love are so achingly sweet and poignant.
  6. Crave by Kat Kinney. The characters in this story have some great internal dialogue and it’s really funny! Although PNR can be dark, I love the lighter moments. Heden from The Impassioned Choice is hands-down the funniest character in Etherya’s Earth and I loved writing his funny quips and one-liners.
  7. Reckless at Heart by Zoe York. This book has older characters than you see in some romance novels and as an author in my 40s, books with more mature characters really call to me. Two Souls United has a 65 year-old heroine and a 43 year-old hero. Not only is it a reverse age gap romance but it showcases two later-in-life characters falling in love.
  8. Cherishing the Goddess by Lucy Eden. What a great enemies to lovers story! I’m a sucker for enemies to lovers, as seen in The Dawn of Peace and The End of Hatred, and I devoured Lucy Eden’s book in one evening!
  9. Love, Again by April Berry. This book made me laugh out loud at the steamy scenes. It was so poignant how the hero and heroine communicated and reminded me of Heden and Sofia the first time they have sexy times in The Impassioned Choice.
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