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Monday, November 8, 2021

Of Tails and Mistletoe by Natalina Reis 💕 Guest Post, Book Tour, Freebie Offer and $10 Gift Card Giveaway 💕 (M/M Crhistmas Paranormal Romance)

Their Christmas wedding is all the ex-detective can think of

In this Christmas novella in the Of Magic & Scales series, the usual cast of zany but lovable characters is back to love and to hold the clueless groom on his way to married bliss. With or without the mistletoe.

Aiden Mercer is about to become Naël Fouchard's husband. Their Christmas wedding is all the ex-detective can think of now that his life has settled into a comfortable routine and no one is threatening his life or that of those he loves.

But whose bright idea was it to put him in charge of finding a venue for the wedding? Or to give him a case of mertail-napping to solve?

The “Of Magic & Scales” series is set within about a nine months’ time span which in itself—however accidental—is pretty telling. Aiden’s and Naël’s love story sprouts and blooms within the same gestational time frame it takes a human child to be born. Some people don’t believe in quick romances, but if it only takes nine months to grow a human being, why wouldn’t that be long enough for a romantic relationship?

Even so, after I wrote the third book in the series I felt as if I still needed to wrap everything up in some kind of pretty, romantic bow—however metaphorically. Thus “Of Tails & Mistletoe” was born.

Because, unlike most people, I always favored small, simple weddings, I projected that into Aiden’s personality. I wanted to give him a beautiful, magical wedding that was also simple and intimate. I must confess that as a pantser (a writer who does not plan her stories in advance) I had no idea where this wedding was going to take place. I just followed my characters in their search for the perfect wedding venue. I think we found it and I do hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did writing it. I may have thrown a little surprise at the end too. Like a cherry on the top.

You’re hereby cordially invited to the wedding of the year.

No formal wear required. Or shoes for that matter.

Come enjoy the salty air, the warm sand, good friends, and the magic of love in the last book of this series.

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If I heard Jingle Bells one more time that morning, I was going to summon my fireballs—no dirty pun intended—and destroy the mall’s PA system. My soul mate and all-around hot guy, Naël was annoyingly undisturbed by the incessant hammering of peppy Christmas music as he wandered from store to store, his collection of giant shopping bags multiplying by the minute. I gingerly carried my one and only bag, a tiny red number where a piece of simple jewelry hid—my Christmas gift for Cristina.

My merman scanned me with suspicion in his big brown eyes. “Is that all you are going to buy?” he asked, pointing at the miniature bag in my hand. “No more Christmas gifts? What about something for the baby?”

I shrugged. “I’m ordering gift cards online for everybody else and the baby isn’t due for months,” I declared, sniffing the air to locate the nearest coffee stall. “You are marrying me. Why would you need another gift?”

Naël barked a laugh and drew me in for a hug. “True, sweetheart. Who needs gifts when I have you in my bed every night?”

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With a serial killer on the loose, the baffling mystery of Aiden’s past, and their tenuous budding romance, Aiden and Fouchard tread through a world of magic and myth on padded shoes, terrified to stir up something neither can control or defeat.

Aiden Mercer’s life now centers around lounging on the sunny beaches of his adopted country with a beer in one hand and a coffee in the other while admiring the local male population. After a rough life as a respected detective in DC, playing it cool shouldn’t be too hard, right? With the magical community on his case and dead bodies piling up around town, the responsibility of finding their killer seems fated to fall on him and deny him of his easy living.

Then there is Naël.

Cantankerous merman Naël Fouchard's life is focused on bringing up and protecting his little sister. When DNA found at the scene of the murders mark him as the prime suspect, Naël seeks out the help of Aiden, whose reputation as a detective grossly belies his lazy lifestyle and apparent lack of ambition.

The chemistry between the strong, stoic Naël and the easygoing Aiden is undeniable, no matter how many walls Aiden builds.

If this unlikely pair can’t come to terms with their feelings for each other long enough to catch the killer, their emotional turmoil might yet allow the murderer to kill them instead.


Monks, magic, and mermen, oh my! The cast of supporting characters from Natalina Reis's "Of Magic and Scales" are back and stronger than ever, and so are the pop culture references and silly jokes Aiden likes so much. As Aiden and his new family are joined by an unexpected antagonist that may yet prove to be their undoing, will their (un)domesticated new life as a couple be turned upside down?

Aiden Mercer’s life has changed dramatically since his days of being a man-whore, where he spent most of the time either running his coffee shop in sunny Portugal or man-watching at the beach. He now has Naël, a cranky merman to love and to hold, and his sister, Vee, and friends to care for. Life is good.

But life never seems to stop surprising the American ex-detective. A mysterious order of monks, a mermen poacher, shocking revelations about his parentage—and whoever is hunting him down—turn Aiden and Naël's summer into one to remember. Or maybe one they'd rather forget.


As if having a powerful druid and a goddess for parents doesn't suck enough, throwing a vengeful god into the fray certainly doesn't do Aiden any favors.

Aiden Mercer's summer has been interesting—if by interesting you mean life-threatening and heartbreaking that is. With fall fast approaching, he’s looking for a quiet time in the arms of his boyfriend, Naël, the handsome merman.

Alas, life never quite goes the way you plan it, does it? Unless Aiden finds a way to stop the wicked god Baburaj and his mother, Jhanvi from achieving their devilish goals, pain and destruction will hover over him like a starving vulture.

In the third and final book in the Of Magic & Scales series, the familiar cast of zany but lovable characters is back, and they are bringing reinforcements for what promises to be an epic and sexy ending. Join Aiden, Naël, and their circle of magical friends in their final adventure.

**No magical creatures were harmed in the writing of this book**


Author of We Will Always Have the Closet, Desert Jewel, and Loved You Always, Natalina wrote her first romance in collaboration with her best friend at the age of 13. Since then she has ventured into other genres, but romance is first and foremost in almost everything she writes.

After earning a degree in tourism and foreign languages, she worked as a tourist guide in her native Portugal for a short time before moving to the United States.

She lived in three continents and a few islands, and her knack for languages and linguistics led her to a master’s degree in education. She lives in Virginia where she has taught English as a Second Language to elementary school children for more years than she cares to admit.

Natalina doesn’t believe you can have too many books or too much coffee. Art and dance make her happy and she is pretty sure she could survive on lobster and bananas alone. When she is not writing or stressing over lesson plans, she shares her life with her husband and two adult sons.


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    1. Always happy to share your work! I enjoyed the guest post on Hot Tree, and VERY cool idea about making a cookbook on-theme with the series!


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