Episode 84 Interview with Fantasy Romance Author Kimberly Lemming

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Welcome to A Reader’s Book Corner!

In today’s episode I had the pleasure of speaking with Fantasy Romance Author Kimberly Lemming. She had the best bio and I had to share it:

Kimberly Lemming is on an eternal quest to avoid her calling as a main character. She can be found giving the slip to that new werewolf that just blew into town and refusing to make eye contact with a prince of a far-off land. Dodging aliens looking for Earth booty can really take up a girl’s time. But when she’s not running from fate, she can be found writing diverse fantasy romance. Or just shoveling chocolate in her maw until she passes out on the couch.

We discuss what lead her to becoming a writer, her love for romance, her Mead Mishap series, her writing process and more.

Connect with Kimberly Lemming at https://www.kimberlylemming.com/

Purchase the Mead Mishaps series on Amazon

If you would like to suggest an indie book or author to be featured feel free to contact me at tabeasley@arbookcorner.com

Until next time,

Happy Reading!

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Sneak Peek of A Glimpse of Music by Sydney Winward

The breeze whispered through the few leaves remaining glued to the trees as winter approached on autumn’s wing.

Her blistered hands ached at the reminder. Chopping wood proved to be too difficult for her small frame. But she had to try again. She had no choice if she wanted to keep her daughters warm during the winter.

By the time they reached the path leading to the house on the outskirts of the small village they now lived in, her entire body ached from the protesting muscles in her arm to the screaming pain of her leg. 

And then she stopped short when she spotted the house.

Dread tightened in her stomach as her gaze rested on the red paint plastered on one side of the wall, dripping down gray stone like streams of blood.


Fear slammed into her heart as she stared at the house for a long minute, waiting for someone to rush out of the trees with weapons drawn.

The property remained quiet. Eerily quiet.

“What does that say, Mama?” Maisy asked inquisitively. She began spelling it out. “M-U-R—”

“Nothing!” She quickly turned her daughter away and grabbed her hand, cautiously approaching the house. They passed through the wooden gate connected to the property’s waist-high stone wall. They walked across crisp grass and wilted wildflowers and finally stopped before the arched wooden door of the small, two-story structure. Her fingers shook as she wrapped them around the door handle and turned.

It was locked.

Relief escaped on her sigh as she unlocked it with the key and ushered her girls inside. To Maisy, she said, “Get your little sister supper, will you? I’ll be inside in a minute.”

Or a few…

Her gaze despondently turned to the dripping red paint. Last week, her cow had been stolen. And this week, it was defacement.

Ignoring her protesting leg, she gathered a scrub brush, soap, and water before kneeling on the cold ground. She began to clean.

Red bled into red, quickly tainting the bowl of water. The scrub brush oozed paint like a bloody wound. Her leg throbbed against the cold, brittle ground. An unforgiving chill shivered down her spine.

But she did not cry.

And she did not curse.

She deserved this. But her daughters did not.

A Glimpse of Music

Sunlight and Shadows Book 3

by Sydney Winward

Genre: Historical Fantasy Romance

If fate gives you a third chance, would you take it?

Joel Harrington has been in love with the same woman for as long as he could remember. But he had to watch her court his best friend, and then marry his king. Now that she’s once more unattached, he refuses to let her slip through his fingers for a third time.

Darkness torments Nyana’s memories, and even after her cruel husband is killed, he still haunts her from the grave. When her past refuses to leave her alone, it puts not only her, but her daughters in danger. She has no choice but to lean on the man she has called a friend for the past eight years, a friend whose charms she tries hard to resist.

But along with the growing threat to her family, she keeps an even more dangerous secret—a secret that could change her life forever.

This book is part of the Sunlight and Shadows series, and each can be read as a standalone with their own happily ever after.

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Sydney Winward is a fantasy and paranormal romance author who dabbles in the occasional historical fiction. She loves building complex worlds filled with magic, strong characters, and emotional stories that can make you laugh and cry.

Sydney is the author of The Bloodborn Series and the Sunlight and Shadows Series. When she’s not writing, she’s reading, thinking about stories, or going on adventures with her children. She lives in Utah with her husband and three amazing kids.

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Book Spotlight: The Shadow Elf’s Rescuer by Elisa Rae

The Shadow Elf’s Rescuer

Elves of Eldarlan Book 2

by Elisa Rae

Genre: Fantasy Romance

In a world full of elves, woodwose, gargoyles, and brownies, shadow elves are the most feared. Casimir, brother of the elven king’s spymaster, is constantly reminded of this reputation in his service to his brother and his king. Now, dying slowly at the hands of a crazed magus, he holds no hope of rescue. Who would risk their life for a nightmare like him?

Veta lives to protect her younger half-brother, so when their village is raided, she exchanges her life for his. Dragged into a magus’ horrifying workroom in the depths of his fortress, she comes face to face with a nightmare, a shadow elf. However, tortured and dying, he clearly poses no danger. That is until he offers her a bargain.

The Shadow Elf’s Rescuer is a light, fantasy romance novella with a romance between an attractive and intense warrior elf and a courageous human girl. It features forbidden friends to lovers, kidnapping, peril, and an accidental bond.

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A reader of fairytales and folklore, Elisa Rae loves a happy ending. Noblebright characters, dastardly villains, and chemistry between characters delight her. When she isn’t writing, she loves to watch superhero movies and literary dramas.

Elisa Rae is the pen name of Rachel Rossano.

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Sneak Peek of Horoscopes and Oaths by Rhiannon Lee

I wrapped an arm around him and pulled his head into my lap. “Gathering forces must be tough work, huh?” I asked.

 He mumbled something I couldn’t make out and nodded his head. The poor thing. I stroked his hair and kissed the side of his head, earning me a hair in my mouth for my kindness. He seemed so peaceful; I was trying desperately not to draw attention to myself while I attempted to extract the stupid thing. I worked it around with my tongue until it was resting on my lower lip and then tried to push it out of my mouth with a puff of breath.

 Gilly looked over at me and cocked an eyebrow. I shook my head and frowned, then shh’ed her as quietly as possible. The hair was still lodged. Apparently, I had only managed to work part of it forward, the other half was wedged between my skin and molars.

 She went back to eating, and I went back to trying to get the dumb hair out of my mouth. Every few seconds, she would glance up with a smirk. I rolled my eyes.

 Cain was making soft breathy noises. Obviously, he had fallen asleep. Then he rolled over and stretched. His face was now pointed up at me, but his eyes were sealed shut. I now had no hope of dislodging myself from under him without waking him. Great.

 If anyone ever wrote a book about me, I hoped they would leave the part about the glorious and brave queen of hell getting trapped under her lover with a hair stuck between her teeth. Knowing my luck, they’d write about it in great detail. I let out a huff, fluffing my bangs upward, and felt the hair slide further back against my throat.

 I gagged but tried to repress it as much as I could. My eyes watered through my struggle. Finally, at my wit’s end, I gingerly moved one hand from under Cain and fished for the culprit threatening to wake my sweet dear companion.

 Gilly was nearly in hysterics, at least as much as possible while trying to be quiet. I side eyed her while I desperately tried to grab the hair from the back of my mouth.

 I finally felt it and pinched it between two fingers. Victory! As I was retrieving it, it slipped, and I lost it, but at least I knew where it was now. I found it again and pulled. Just as I pulled it all the way out, the damn door opened a third time.

Bohden barged in. “We are ready!” he announced, pulling Cain from his slumber with a start.

The sleeping man sat straight up, catching my chin. My jaw cracked against his head and pain shot through my face. “Motherfuc…” I hissed. I tasted iron.

Horoscopes and Oaths

Queen Lucy Book 4

Lucy must prove herself to the people of Hell for a second time. And things are not just where she left them. If that doesn’t make things difficult enough, Cain and Bohden don’t remember her and she learns that reclaiming the rest of her men won’t be as easy as she hoped.
With her world falling apart, she must march an army across hell to defeat Abaddon once and for all. But will there be enough time to reunite her family, or will she lose part of her heart forever?

This is the epic conclusion to the Queen Lucy series. It contains adult situations and language, and a fair share of hilarity. A why choose romance adventure!

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Hellfire and Kittens

Queen Lucy Book 1

by Rhiannon Lee

Genre: Reverse Harem Fantasy Romance Adventure

Hell is just a place on earth, right? For Lucy, this couldn’t be any closer to the truth. Stuck working in another dead-end job in another unremarkable city, Lucy’s adapted to life on the run by arming herself with a smokescreen of snarky humor. Sometimes though, her filter-less sasses land her in hot water, especially when it comes to triggering her unruly magic.

After a trip to the pound, where a small, scrappy black cat befriends her, a rapid series of events thrusts Lucy—literally—into the complicated world of Hell.

Lucy will need to learn to rely on others and use the help offered to her by an alluring demon and a ragtag team of misfits in order to save Hell before it’s ripped apart by all manners of depraved, ruthless enemies.

The Queen Lucy series is a fantasy romance adventure with a reverse harem theme.
** This series contains explicit language and adult situations. **

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Hexes and Wolves

Queen Lucy Book 2

Like greeting an old friend, if that friend is a slap across the face from reality, Lucy launches herself headfirst into a new series of challenges that come with the territory of being the Queen of Hell.

On top of being pulled every which way by royal duties and rules, and a conflict simmering just below the surface of Hell’s five realms, Lucy must also juggle a newfound romantic life she couldn’t have previously imagined. As her love for Cain grows, the arrival of a mysterious stranger throws a wrench in her initial plans. And of course, he’s not the only one who has their eyes set on the vivacious queen.

The uncertainty of Lucy’s future increases as a lurking threat begins to rear its head. Can Lucy figure out the key to keeping her world intact while also opening her heart to the love of all the men in her life before it’s too late?

The Queen Lucy series is a fantasy romance adventure with a reverse harem theme.
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Hijinks and Demons

Queen Lucy Book 3

On the scale of being caked by a minxle to foiling assassinations, everything should have prepared the Queen of Hell for waking up to a handsome stranger, right? After Abaddon ran away with this tail firmly tucked, and Lucy could finally catch her breath, she was prepared to start a new life with the men and family she loved most. But letting her guard down was her first mistake.

In a race against her own future, Lucy must trust her instincts now more than ever. And if she wants to stand a chance at restoring Hell and her reign, she also needs to tread carefully around familiar faces. If there is one thing she knows all too well, it’s that not everyone is as they seem.

The Queen Lucy series is a fantasy romance adventure with a reverse harem theme.
** This series contains explicit language and adult situations. **

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Rhiannon Lee lives in the Appalachian hills of West Virginia where she loves to spend time with her family, friends & her rambunctious orange tabby named Chicken Nugget.

Addicted to music, obsessed with books and highly dependent on coffee, she spends her free-time trying to play with squirrels, consuming sci-fi and fantasy movies, and making art.

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