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Tuesday, November 6, 2012

A Free Story, A Giveaway & Wandmaker Pt 6.

I have a free b-day story at Amber Kell's blog about a young man celebrating his 18th birthday at a Bowie concert in Amsterdam. Please drop by to read and enter my book giveaway!

Amber Kell's Blog


WANDMAKER #6

Cebrus matched Silvan’s frown. “What are you talking about?”

“You, you are barely tall enough to reach my shoulder. A little guy like you shouldn’t be running around all alone. Someone could snap you in two and stuff you under a boulder.”


Laughter burst from Cebrus. “You think I’m that easy to kill?” 


If the prince weren’t so sexy Cebrus might seriously have considered punching Silvan, but his genuine concern made him laugh.


“It’s not funny. It would be better if you stayed here permanently. Yes I’ll recommend to father that you are given a post.” Silvan said as if he’d solved the problem and Cebrus would accommodatingly fall into line.


“I hate to ruin your planning of my life but I’m fine. I’m only going to stay a few weeks to help out anyone who requests and then move on. I have a quest,” he argued.


“A quest?” Silvan raked Cebrus up and down with his hot gaze. Cebrus almost volunteered to strip so the prince could see everything but decided that might be a bit inappropriate.
 

“Yes, I’m searching for the Mallif tree.”

Silvan’s mouth dropped open. “But they are a myth?”


Cebrus shook his head. “No. My great uncle had a wand made out of Mallif wood. It’s real.”
Mallif wood had legendary properties. Rumor stated that any wand made with Mallif wood could contain the user’s magic even past their death.


“What happened to your uncle’s wand?” Silvan asked.


“His wife burned it at his death so no one could know its secrets.” Cebrus still hated his great aunt for that act even though she’d died five years ago. They could’ve learned so much from it.


“Is it true what they say about it?” Silvan asked, his eyes focused as if he could sear the truth from Cebrus’ soul.


“That it keeps its owner’s magic?”


“No. That it can be wielded by wand makers. Is it true?”


Cebrus hesitated, struggling if he should tell the truth. The look in Silvan’s eyes told him the prince would find out one way or another. “Yes. Mallif is the only wood that wand makers can use to perform magic.”


In general wand makers only transferred magic for people. They were immune to it and couldn’t do more than move it from place to place acting as conductors. However, Mallif wood gave them the skill to create magic of their own. The wood died out due to a fungus that killed all known trees. However Cebrus had heard of a grove to the east but couldn’t find anyone to corroborate that story. 


“What will you do if you find a tree?”


Ahh, that was the question. What would he do indeed?

 

81 comments:

  1. It was a good story. But is Amber's blog story going to be posted on your site?

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  3. Whooo yooo found it, and of course amazing as always. Is the prince gonna try and go with him ya think? What is going to happen is it going to be cold and they need to share body heat...lol

    Cinders

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  4. I loved your story and now going to hop around on your site to check it out..thank you for the story on Amber site..

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    1. Thanks! Feel free to keep a watch on that is going on here... I'll have more free stories.

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  5. oh goody wonder what hes going to do with the wand

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  6. Woohoo! I can't wait for more! I wonder whats going to happend between these to & I bet hes going to want to go with him on his quest!

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  7. I can't wait...I wonder if the prince is going on his quest too.

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  8. getting better and better, can't wait for more

    Elizabeth (elfsprt@aol.com)

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  9. Can't wait to see if the prince joins the quest or not.

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  10. It's so nice getting a piece everyday. Sorry about your headache...

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  11. I hope the prince joins the quest
    ~Amanda V

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  12. Such a tease I need moreeeeee lol

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  13. THANKS FOR POSTING. I CAN'T WAIT UNTIL TOMORROW!

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  14. Ooo I wasn't expecting that twist, I love it

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  15. Another good installment....can't wait for more..

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  16. ooohhhh I am really liking this one...wonder what happens next.

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  17. It is really good, what is his wish? the prince??? can't wait

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  18. Perhaps the prince will help him with his quest:)

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  19. Great story so far!

    gisu29(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  20. I love how the Crown Prince decided that Cebrus was too "little" to travel by himself.

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  21. I am liking this story more each day..

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  22. Another great entry and I wonder what he will do once he finds it.

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  23. Interesting installment. Guess he needs to figure out what he would do when he finds the tree.

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  24. So short but so good.

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  25. ooooohhhhh awesome!!!!!!!

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  26. Addictive.....can't wait for tomorrow's fix! ;)

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  27. Love this! Can't wait to read more :-)

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  28. Love this story so intriguing!! Cebrus should have stripped for the Prince. Using think it would have been inappropriate at all. ;)

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  29. Yes what will he do indeed. Love it. Thanks Amber

    Krista

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  30. Oh I really like the thought of Cebrus having magic. I really hope he finds the tree.

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  31. Ooh, I'm sensing that a certain prince wants to join him on his quest... Can't wait to see what happens!

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  32. Add one more to the quest......I hope he is successful in finding the tree and finding true love....

    Thank you SA for hosting.......A continued Happy Birthday celebration my Queen....

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  33. Another great installment. can't wait to see what he decides to do & how there relationship develops. eagerly waiting for more

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  34. I like the idea of Cebrus getting his own magic. :) Thanks, Amber and S.A.

    -berryblu

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  35. So good. I think it would be fun if Cebrus could weld his own magic.

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  36. I hope the wand maker continues to play hard to get and makes the prince work for him... I wonder if the prince will go on the quest and what will happen when and if they find the tree. Great installment...

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  37. All the birthday stories have been a treat so far! It's been fun hopping from blog to blog, too...

    --Trix

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  38. I love this story Thank you Amber and SA Garcia

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  39. Definitely great to come home to after standing in line to vote.

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  40. Thank you SA Garcia for hosting Amber's birthday story.

    @ Amber - Well, I see why the quest is so important to him now... *chuckle* I have a strange feeling the prince will help him look. ;)

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  41. looking forward to reading more, thank you!

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  42. This is getting better and better.

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  43. I'm looking forward tomorrow...will Silvan help on Cebrus' quest???

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  44. so he's on this quest for this tree but doesn't know why. . hmm. .

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  45. Well, now we know what Cebrus' quest is. It'll be interesting to see how things continue.

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  46. ahh so thats his quest, very worthwhile

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  47. I am loving November.
    Lillian

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  48. ONe good question. What will he do? Great story indeed.


    zeneidaypaco@comcast.net
    zeneida

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  49. Loving it!!! Can't wait for more
    Danielle
    Daniellev.danielle@gmail.com

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  50. oooh!! so compelling!!! Ahh!! I'm super excited! lol...


    Judi
    *aka*
    arella3173

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  51. This can only get better.

    --Lynn.C

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  52. Loving this story. Thank you Amber and SA.

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  53. Ah ha! The plot thickens. Keep up the good work Amber.

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  54. And now the hints of something more began. Of course these hints also keep all of us coming back for more.

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  55. Another great installment, Amber, thanks! Can't wait to find out Cebrus' plan and what Silvan will do!

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  56. Lovely. It just keeps getting better and better.

    H.B. :)

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  57. Indeed!

    waiting is killer D= but yay story

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  58. Hey, feel free to follow my blog! The action will pick up.

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  59. Getting more interesting every installment..yeahh.

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  60. Love this story! Looking forward to
    what happens next.

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  61. I really am enjoying Amber's story - SA, thanks for being a host and a guest for the birthday celebration, I liked your story on Amber's site as well and what a way to honor a friend!

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  62. This story is getting better and better!! *-*

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  63. I love this story it gets better every day

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  64. Oh damn, Garcia! This was just too sweet! I've gotta find the rest of the story. Will you guide me there, please?!?!
    Loved it!

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