With: Nina Crespo
- Thane, Reid, Mace, Colby and Wes served together as Army Rangers. The team was facing death when Dalir, an ancient warrior, gave them a second chance at life and tasked them to save the world.
- Dalir was banished from his home world, Alandia. He has many special abilities, but he shares one of them, time travel, with the team. They call it phasing.
- For the team, Dalir’s gift comes with sacrifices. They can never see their family or friends, outside of the team, again. They can only travel forward in time. Once they leave a time line over an extended period, no one they came in contact with remembers them.
- The band, Thane’s Redemption, was formed by the guys as an outlet from the stress of their quest to save the world. It also gives them something to do between missions.
- Dalir’s Salvation is Dalir and Ari’s story. The book gives insight into Dalir’s past. It also allows readers to catch up with Thane and Celine from Thane’s Redemption, as well as, Reid and Lauren, the couple in Reid’s Deliverance.
- You’ll experience more enjoyment if you read the books in order. Thane’s Redemption is the intro novella to The Song series.
- The Song trilogy is complete, but in my mind, there’s more story to tell, perhaps in Alandia. Mace, Colby, Wes and Ronan, Dalir’s second-in-command in Alandia, deserve happily-ever-after, too.
Excerpt: Dalir’s Salvation, The Song 3
Ari slipped her keys into the large, beige purse hanging on her shoulder. She released an exasperated exhale. “I don’t need a babysitter.”
The hell she didn’t. She should have realized her limitations and let someone else climb the ladder for what she needed.
“If it makes you feel any better, you’re doing me a favor.” Brooke laid her backpack on the yellow couch. “I have an important paper to work on for my history class. My roommate doesn’t understand the definition of quiet, and I hate studying late at the campus library on weekends. Besides that, Celine would kill me if I didn’t take care of you.” The twenty-two-year-old, college junior smiled as she flipped her brown hair. “I’m staying.”
“So am I.” Dalir stood in front of Ari.
Her jaw tightened as she gave him a withering stare. “In that case, you’re welcome to stay, Brooke. I’ll make up the guest bedroom.”
“No need. Just tell me where to find a pillow and blanket. I can crash out on the couch. Not that I’ll be getting much sleep. I have a lot to do.” Brooke straightened the hem of her white T-shirt over the waist of her skinny jeans. She shooed Ari toward the hallway. “I’ll work on dinner while you get cleaned up.”
“I didn’t make it to the store this week. Just order pizza. The menu is on the side of the fridge.” Ari stalked away. The mid-thigh length of her dress and her high heels emphasized Ari’s toned legs. Her hips swayed with every step.
Awareness flared. Dalir tamped it down. He needed to know what was going on. She had to stop blowing him off.
He phased down the hall and blocked her path into the bedroom. “It won’t work. I know you can hear and see me, Little One. Talk to me.”
Ari maneuvered past him. The chain shoulder strap on her purse jangled when she dropped it on top of the natural wood dresser. She slammed the door. “One. You do not boss me around. Two. I got stuffed into a space the size of a soda can because I talked to you, so as far as I’m concerned, we’re done communicating. And three,” she advanced on him, “call me Little One again and you’ll regret it.”
Difficult. Mouthy. She was definitely friends with Lauren and Celine. “I’m not leaving, Little One, until I get answers.”