Hello, I’m Elizabeth Noble. Thank you, Grace for having me here today!
Collared Souls is the fourth in the Sentries series, published by Dreamspinner Press. It’s one of my most favorite among the books I’ve written. I chose it for today because it’s in this book the main characters, Todd and Nick Ruger learn about their past. Details surrounding the events that brought them together and the conspiracy driving those events is part of what they discover. They learn how their society evolved from tremendous natural disasters, morphing into the world of physics and the sentries who guard against preternatural threats.
Fitting together all the pieces required an enormous amount of research, something I always enjoy. Of all the books, this one is the most action-packed with prison breaks, chases and explosions mixed in with conspiracy and surprising revelations.
It seemed so simple, cross a train yard, hop a train and Todd and Nick would be free, on their way home to Elk’s Ridge in Yellowknife. Nothing is ever simple or easy for the Ruger men, however. Captured by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh, Todd is imprisoned, leaving Nick alone and seeking a way to free his mate. Help comes from an unlikely and unexpected ally. Todd’s freedom places the Rugers yet again into the Chancellor’s debt. He sends them on a fact finding mission to the small village of Eldrid, the same village where Nick was raised a slave.
There they discover how past events led to their present society, the origins of sentries and slaves and what made some of them so special. They also uncover a conspiracy spear-headed by Vice-Chancellor Raleigh. An attempt at stopping him isn’t as successful as they’d hoped when old enemies are confronted. The realities of war, and why some people don’t survive, are hard lessons to learn for both Todd and Nick to learn.
Through it all one thing is reinforced over and over—the most important thing each one has is each other.
They’d brought extra canteens of water and had gone through both extra sets by the time they’d reached the entrance to the underground complex. Nick had to smile when Todd stopped and swung off Arenite. He stood, arms crossed over his chest, looking around, frowning.
“Are you sure we’re in the right place?” Todd twisted and looked up at Nick.
Rolling his eyes, Nick sighed and dismounted Obi. “When was the last time I forgot how to get anywhere?”
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About Elizabeth Noble
Elizabeth Noble started telling stories before she actually knew how to write, and her family was very happy when she learned to put words on a page. Those words turned into books and fanfiction that turned into a genuine love of M/M romance fiction. Being able to share her works with Dreamspinner is really a dream come true. She has a real love for a good mystery complete with murder and twisty plots as well as all things sci-fi, futuristic, and supernatural and a bit of an unnatural interest in a super-volcano in Wyoming.
Elizabeth has three grown children and is now happily owned by an adorable mixed breed canine princess and her sidekick, tabby cat. She lives in her native northeast Ohio, the perfect place for gardening and winter and summer sports (go Tribe and Cavs!) and stargazing all year long. When she’s not writing she’s working as a veterinary nurse, so don’t be surprised to see her men with a pet or three who are a very big part of their lives.
Elizabeth received several amateur writing awards. Since being published two of her novels have received honorable mentions in the Rainbow Awards. Her novel Jewel Cave was a runner up in the 2015 Rainbow awards in the Gay Mystery/Thriller category.