Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Custodian by Montana Ash

Elemental Paladins
Book Five
Montana Ash

Genre: Paranormal/fantasy romance

Publisher: Paladin Publishing

Date of Publication: January 20th, 2017

ISBN: 978-0-6482396-1-1

Number of pages: 310
Word Count: 81,328

Cover Artist: LKO Designs

Tagline: Ancient knights … with a modern twist!

Book Description:

Max has finally found everything she never dared dream of; family, friends, and love with a man who does terrifying things to her independence. She has more to lose than ever before. With lines being drawn in the sand and sides being chosen, the future from her nightmares seems set in motion. Max is terrified – feeling the weight of her Order’s lives on her shoulders. But she’s also resolute, because she’s calling do-over on their entire society!

Ryker had been a miserable bastard for years before Max stumbled into his life and turned his whole world upside down. Months ago, she arrived and offered him everything he swore he would never want or need. Now there was no question; he was blissfully whipped. But who would have thought that winning Max’s heart wasn’t the real fight?

With the rot at the centre of their society uncovered and the hidden threat identified, Max and Ryker must unite all – wardens, paladins, rangers, and chades – if they are to defeat their common enemy.

But hey, with a Goddess on their side, how hard can it be?   

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"We totally
crushed that. High five," Max wheezed out, holding her hand up.
Despite his
exhausted and satiated state, Ryker laughed, raising his hand high enough to
give her a companionable slap before grinning at her.
Max asked.
Ryker shook his
head, "Nothing. It’s just you. You are so awesome."
Max snorted,
stretching languidly and causing his idiotic body to stir once more, "I
could have told you that.”
"I know you
could. But it loses a little something when you say it yourself," he
informed her.
Max rolled her
head to look at him once more, "I've never found that to be true.”
Her words caused
him to snort out another laugh, "Why doesn't that surprise me?"

The shock of
seeing so many bodies had reality returning swiftly and the ramifications of
what she was about to do had bile rushing to her throat. “This can’t be why I
was made,” Max whispered, turquoise eyes desolate as she watched the writhing
mass of evil bodies in the distance. She didn’t see Ryker move but he was
suddenly in front of her, cupping her face in his large hands. His russet eyes
held hers captive as he spoke;
“It’s not. You
were made for me.”
His lips brushed
hers, once, twice, and a third time. The kiss was soft and sweet as if they had
all the time in the world. Max was still a little out of breath when he pulled
back, despite the leisurely pace. She stood up on her toes so she could wrap
her arms around Ryker’s neck, smiling and shaking her head; “How does the man
who called me a liar and told me I looked like shit, always know the exact
right thing to say now?” she asked, absently playing with the hair on his nape.

Ryker grinned,
“I’m complicated.”

About the Author:

Montana is an Aussie, self-confessed book junkie. Although she loves reading absolutely everything, her not-so-guilty pleasure is paranormal romance. Alpha men – just a little bit damaged – and feisty women – strong yet vulnerable – are a favourite combination of hers. Throw in some steamy sex scenes, a touch of humour, and a little violence and she is in heaven! She is a scientist by day, a writer by night, and a reader always!

Fangirling group – Montana’s Maniacs-

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Twitter @ReadMontanaAsh

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Interview with Montana Ash
Where do you get inspiration for your stories? My stories just pop into my head. They are literally just my daydreams. I have dozens of them – lol. However, I do write what I like to read and watch, and that is paranormal/fantasy romance.
How did you do research for your book? I don’t really do a lot of research, to be honest. As I write, if I am unsure about something, I just look it up at the time. Or if I want to confirm anything, I do it on the spot. Not a lot of pre-research.
Do you have another profession besides writing? Yep. I am an embryologist and genetic counsellor in my other life.
If you could go back in time, where would you go? To see the dinosaurs for sure! How cool would that be? I would love to know if Jurassic Park got anything right ;)  

What is your next project? I am currently working on book one in the Reluctant Royals series – Reluctant King. It is about King Abraxis, otherwise known as General Brax, as he prefers it. The female lead is an angel assassin called Sabre. I also promise that book six in the Elemental Paladins series is in the works too ;) It is called Revolution.


  1. Absolutely loved Custodian. A fantastic addition to the Elemental Paladins series. Can’t wait to read what this author has in store next for Max, Ryker and the rest of her Knights

  2. I’m completely hooked on the Elemental Paladins series
    I absolutely loved Custodian.
    An amazing addition to the series
    Can’t wait for more