Feature Friday for Mistral Dawn’s Taken By The Huntsman with Excerpt and Interview

Today for “Feature Friday” let us welcome the amazing Mistral Dawn and her book Taken By The Huntsman, the first book in the Spellbound Hearts Series.

We will have info about the book and author. A great excerpt of the book and a interview with Mistral.

Make sure to check everything out and go and show her some support  and add the book to your TBR  😉

Happy Reading 🙂 


Discarded and ignored by those around her for most of her life, Cassie is a lonely human woman struggling to find her place in the world and meaning in her life. Cadeyrn is the Erlking, the leader of the Wild Hunt, a hundreds of thousands of years old Fae who has always known his purpose. He has spent his entire long existence tracking the criminals of Fairie and punishing them for their crimes.

While hunting for the murderer of a child who has escaped to Earth Cadeyrn comes across Cassie and realizes that she is the one that the great mother goddess has designated as his soul mate. He kidnaps her and takes her to his fortress in Fairie to protect her from his many enemies. He knows she will be angry and that he’ll have to work to earn her trust, but he finds his task to be even more challenging than he had thought it would be due to Cassie’s difficulty in opening her heart.
Will Cadeyrn be able to convince Cassie that the bond between them is real and earn her love.


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Jumping to his feet, he caused his Anamchara to back up a step. The look in his eyes was dangerous, and she was suddenly unsure of herself. He stalked towards her with all the liquid grace of the predator that he was, and she retreated until she found herself backed against a wall.

She looked up into his face and saw that his green eyes were glowing. Leaning towards her, he put his hands on the wall on both sides of her, caging her within his embrace. Unaccountably, she found herself getting aroused.

Cadeyrn scented Cassie’s growing desire and a snarl trickled from between his lips. He opened his mouth to better catch the scent, and Cassie saw that his canines seemed to have lengthened. She gasped.

The Erlking lowered his face to her neck and inhaled deeply. Cassie ducked her head. Her heart was beating a mile a minute, but she felt an answering throb for each pulse from between her legs. Moisture gathered as her arousal grew, and she rubbed her thighs together. Her breath caught as she raised her hands and put them against his chest. She didn’t push him away.

He skimmed his lips up the side of her throat, teasing her with the tips of his fangs. Breathing into her ear, he whispered, “This is what I mean when I say you enjoy being chased. You are excited to be pursued and aroused by being trapped. Do you dare deny this, when the scent of your desire hangs so heavily on you?”

Hello Mistral.Thank you for taking the time to stop in and chat with us, it is lovely to have you

Hi! Thanks so much for having me here. 🙂

What would you say is your favorite genre to read and why?

My favorite genres are fantasy and science fiction. Bonus points for fantasy and science fiction romance. 😉

What was the best money you ever spent as a writer?

I think it’s a tie between professionally designed covers and professional editing.

If you could co-write a book or series with any author, dead or alive who would it be?

Hm…that’s a hard one. There are so many outstanding authors. I guess, I would have to choose Upton Sinclair. Specifically, I would have liked to sit in on the interviews and tag along on the investigations that his writing was based on. I think we could use more journalists like him today.

Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with bad or good ones?

I do! Reviews, good or bad, are always a wonderful thing. I am appreciative of the good ones and I make note of the things that people say they like about my writing so I can make sure to do more of them in the future. For the bad ones, I think about them and decide if I agree with the criticism, or not. If I do, I make a note to try to do better on those aspects of my writing in the future.

Did or do you ever consider writing under a different pen name and if you so why?

I have. Some of my writing, like Taken By The Huntsman, is very much for an 18+ audience. But I also have several ideas that would be appropriate for a more general audience. I’ve debated publishing my G and PG works under a different pen name, but decided it’s too much to keep track of.

This was fun,again thank you so much for taking the time to chat. 

Mistral Dawn is a thirty-something gal who has lived on both coasts of the US, but somehow never in the middle. She currently resides in the Southeast US, with her kitty cats (please spay or neuter! :-)). Her published books consist of two different series. An adult, fantasy romance series, Spellbound Hearts, which includes Taken By The Huntsman, Bound By the Summer Prince, Captivated By The Winter King, and the novella Intrigue In The Summer Court. And a cyberpunk science fiction series, Petri Dish Chronicles, which includes Rainbow Dreams, Intrinsic Connections, and a short story Childish Things. Currently, she is working on a science fiction satire adventure that will be a stand-alone novel. In the future, Mistral plans to write a third novel in the Petri Dish Chronicles and several more novels and short stories in the Spellbound Hearts series.


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