To Mate a Soldier by Ceri Grenelle
Series: The Lost Alphars Series Book 2
Love can push the most hardened warrior to the edge of controlâ€¦
The Lost Alphars Series, Book 2 Â
Lottie Braddock hasÂ let everyone believe she’sÂ a widow wasting away from mate sickness. In reality, she struck aÂ devil’s bargain to conceal her young son’s true identityâ€”a protection spell that feeds on her life force.
She plans to take one secret regret to her graveâ€”until that regret crashes through her clinic door with one of her children in the throes of a premature shift. Desperate for more time, she sets out to find that devil once again and plead for her life.
Jeremiah Quinn, head soldier of the North American Weres,Â doesn’t take orders from anyone. But damned if he’s letting the ailing, fragile Lottie make this journey alone. He’s known for years she is his mate, and he’s through letting her push him away.Â
Come hell or high Magic, he refuses to let her go without a fight. For her life. For her love. For the love of her sons. Even if saving her soul means sacrificing his own.
Warning: Contains a healer who’s sacrificed all she has for her family and a steadfast soldier who isn’t afraid to prove he’s been a part of that family all along
Ceri Grenelle’s Top Five supernatural movies
Most people, at some point in their lives, have experienced some element of the supernatural. Whether it be whispers in the wind or just an unbelievable string of coincidences. The supernatural is all around us, at least that’s what I like to think. And there are few genres that can titillate our senses and spark our imagination better than paranormal romance.
In honor of my new paranormal romance release, To Mate a Soldier, I have a list for you! Presenting my top five supernatural movies. I live for vamps, werewolves and witches, and am somewhat of a movie buff in addition to being a writer. My tastes are quite erratic so for the sake of this list, today supernatural shall encompass all things either paranormal, fantasy and science fiction.
Hold on to your lucky charms(not the cereal), because some of these picks might surprise you, and if you haven’t seen them yet, hop on Netflix or whatever viewing platform you subscribe to and enjoy the ride.
- Howl’s Moving Castle
It wouldn’t be a Ceri Grenelle list without some anime. Taking the number one slot is a brilliant and sweet romance that proves a person is more than what they appear. Emotionally stunted wizards, mysterious enchantments, and snarky fire demons. What more can a gal ask for?
If you haven’t seen this movie yet, oh boy, jump into the wormhole with me. Not only is this a throwback to the eighties starring a young Jake Gyllenhaal, but it’s also a psychological, trippy ride. Time travel, weird dudes in creepy bunny costumes, and a dash of teen angst. Step through the cellar door and hold onto your hats.
This movie came out in 2011 and was highly underrated. Ewan McGregor and Eva Green live in a world besieged by an odd plague. One by one their senses disappear, and through it all they fall in love. Love is more than just blind in this movie.
Based on the wonderful Neil Gaiman novel, follow Tristan as he ventures over the Wall and into a mystical land to bring back a fallen star for the girl he desires. When he discovers the star is actually a living, breathing woman, well…their trip back to the wall is anything but boring. Oh…the best part of this movie? Robert De Niro in a tutu. ‘Nuff said.
5. Galaxy Quest
This is one of my all-time favorite movies. A group of actors who made names for themselves on a show very much like Star Trek now spend their jaded later years at conventions, mingling with fans they neither care for nor understand. But when the crew of the TV show is transported to a replica of their ship…in real life outer space, they have to work with each other and their new alien comrades to fight the evil General Sarris. Sigourney Weaver, Tim Allen, and the late, great Alan Rickman are brilliant in this movie.
About the Author
I’ve always had an active imagination. An imagination that usually took form in the way of zoning out in the middle of conversations. I eventually decided it was time to share my daydreaming with the world and began to put my musings on paper. It started with Harry Potter fanfiction and grew from there. I am currently living it up in Northern California after a big move from New York City. And by living it up I mean staying home with my cats, obsessively watching episodes of my favorite TV shows, all of which are extremely geeky, and simultaneously reading the next book on my reading list. I do all this while trying not to pig out on unhealthy snacks. As you can tell, I lead a busy life.