Author Spotlight: Lisa Kumar

Title: Bound by the Mist 
Author: Lisa Kumar
Publisher: Indy
Series: Mists of Eria
Release Date:January 24, 2012
Romance, Fantasy
Size: 434 KB

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A magic that’s fading

Relian has lived a life that hasn’t changed in millennia, and he likes it that way. As Prince of the Erian people, he has his conscripted duties. And a human, even one as desirable as Cal, does not fit into them. But as the enemy darkindred knock on the borders and the magic of his people fades, he might just have to find room.

A love that’s binding

College Student Cal Weston spends a good portion of her time trying to keep people from thinking she’s crazy, including herself. And with good reason. But her carefully constructed reality is turned upside down when she discovers that Relian, the seductive elvin prince who has been starring in her sensuous fantasies, isn’t merely a myth and his magical kingdom really exists. Now she’s bound to an elf and stuck in a land where no one, least of all Relian, is willing to spill any answers about the truth of her arrival.

Two people, two worlds meet in the mist

Even as love grows between them, can they lay aside their differences to embrace a life together?


Cal gritted her teeth. The cheap strobe light that flashed in one corner of the room sent pin- pricks of pain through her eyes. She should’ve never let Maggie and some other friends talk her into coming to this house party. But it was Friday, and she made it through the week without any strange occurrences. Well, except for the bracelet that wouldn’t come off, no matter what she tried or used on it. A blowtorch probably wouldn’t harm a hair on its head.

She smiled wryly. She hadn’t exercised that option yet. But she’d tried many others, much to her detriment.

Once the shock of the bracelet’s appearance had worn off, anger had won out over any guilt. She’d attacked the offending piece of jewelry with scissors, only to become furious when they failed to make a cut. In her fervor she accidentally nicked her wrist more than once before finally admitting defeat, at least for the time being. She’d had to leave it be since she didn’t want to injure herself beyond repair.

She fingered the bracelet through the long-sleeve shirt she wore to cover up the scratches. Frowning, she yanked her hand away. If only she could tear her thoughts away so easily. While dreams didn’t haunt her as before, her mind definitely flouted her control. She thought about him all the time. Damn, had she been naive enough to think she could come and celebrate her “normal” week when she wasn’t normal at all? Not that she was into the party scene, but she—like any red-blooded girl—enjoyed the attentions of good-looking young men. Never had so many shown an interest in her before, but she couldn’t muster up the slightest bit of interest in any of them. They weren’t…Relian.

She fought off another set of persistent hands. God, she needed to find Maggie and return home, with or without her. The lights, the music, the guys – her nerves were cracking. When she’d freed herself, she stalked through the throng of people. Out of the corner of her eye, she thought she saw Maggie’s light golden-brown hair.

Turning to go in that direction, Cal stumbled to a stop.

Just ahead of her, slightly off to the left in a corner, was a familiar soft mist. Like a marionette on a string, it drew her. When she neared, just discernable were tumultuous gray eyes that glared in a pinched face.

Cal shook her head at the accusation in his gaze. “I didn’t ask for this.” She didn’t know if she meant the party and the over-eager guys, or him and his crazy world of dreams and mists.

“I’m sorry.” Her apology came out a whisper. Turning, she shoved through the crowd toward the exit.

About the Author

Lisa Kumar is a wife, mother, and romance writer who grew up in small-town Indiana. She now resides in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and son, who are used to sharing her attention with her laptop. When not spinning tales of romance and fantasy, she can be found with her nose buried in a book, or more accurately, her e-reader. Her scholastic background is in psychology, which enabled her to get low-paying jobs in the human services sector. Needless to say, she’s now writing full-time. 


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    • Casea Major on February 13th, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Congrats on the release, Lisa. Aine, great site!

    1. Thanks Casea!Thanks for dropping in 🙂

      1. You do have a beautiful site, Aine. Thanks so much for spotlighting me!

        1. My pleasure, Lisa.
          Just love your cover and the excerpts I’ve read!

    2. Thanks, Casea!

  1. I liked the story – a new magical place – and a passionate love story.

    1. Thanks, Daryl! Glad you liked the story.

    • Brenda on February 13th, 2012 at 9:12 am

    Bound By the Mist is a fantastic story. I fell in love with her characters and felt their emotions.
    This book is seriously a must red.

    1. Aw, Brenda, thanks so much! Your support means a lot to me.

        • Brenda on February 13th, 2012 at 2:57 pm

        Lisa, I honestly loved your story. And I will sing its praises from the tops of mountains even though I’m afraid of heights.
        There have been many books I liked, many I didn’t, but only a handful of books where I fell in love with the characters, the world, and the emotions. And your book is one that I fell in love with. And I know others will feel the same way as I do.

    • Marika Weber on February 13th, 2012 at 9:33 am

    Great excerpt Lisa. 🙂 Congratulations on the release. Of all the paranormal characters out there, I’m really getting hooked on elves.


    1. Thanks, Marika! I love reading about the fae and elves, too. They’re still not as popular as werewolves or vamps, but they’re starting to catch up:)

  2. Wonderful interview and loved the excerpt! Thanks for sharing and congrats on the release!!

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! Glad you liked the excerpt!

    • D'Ann Linscott-Dunham on February 13th, 2012 at 9:57 am

    A super book! I hope all fantasy lovers will find it!

    1. Aw, thanks, D’Ann!

  3. Congrats on the release! Wishing you many many sales.

    1. Thanks, Lia!

  4. Nice excerpt, looking forward to reading more. And it’s a fantasy romance, right up my alley!

    1. Thanks, Sheri!

    • DiDi on February 13th, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Love the excerpt, I will have to look this one up =)

    1. Thanks, Didi! Glad you liked the excerpt.

  5. Congrats on your release!! Awesome!!

    1. Thanks, Martha! I’m very excited.

  6. Great excerpt, really left me hanging at the end. Relian sounds very mysterious and sexy.

    1. Gotta love her writing, huh?!
      Thanks for stopping in 🙂

      1. Thanks, Toni and Aine! Excerpts are so hard to pick. Glad this one was winner.

  7. Congratulations on your release!

    1. Thanks, Stacey!

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