Book Blast and Giveaway

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Hi! It’s promo time here in Alexis Land.  Today my book blast is going on, along with a giveaway of the first two books in the Masters and Mages series.  Click the link to find the list of fun blogs where you can enter to win and read the steamy excerpt.  Enjoy!

Masters and Mages 3: Curse of Salar Book Blast and Giveaway

To learn more about the series, visit my Masters and Mages page.

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Weekend Writing Warriors ~ Shadows and Contrasts

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Welcome to another edition of Weekend Writing Warriors.  We’ve had a blessed bit of rain here in Oregon, which makes for a lovely cool Sunday morning to snuggle up with some fabulous snippets of fiction.  This week I’m continuing to share from my new release, Betwixt and Between, an m/m contemporary fantasy set in Seattle.  Our hapless hero Ian has encountered a magical being at the Pike Street Market. Although sensing the man is dangerous, Ian just can’t walk away.  This is a little bit after last week’s snippet.

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Ian waited until the musician entered into a very complicated set of notes before lifting the camera and snapping off a rapid succession of shots. Good thing he’d put in the high-speed film, as the stairwell was full of shadows and contrasts. One beam of sunlight snuck in around a cement beam and lit the violin player like a spotlight. Ian held the viewfinder to his eye and zoomed in. He focused on the creature’s eyes, which suddenly bored straight into his soul.

Instantly, Ian lowered the camera, but the mental image of the jewel-chip eyes took on a life of their own. Like blue flames, they danced across his vision and lodged in his memory.

Shit. He’d been zapped with some kind of spell for sure.

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My Book Blast Giveaway is still live! Check out a blog or two for chances to win a $10 Loose Id gift card.  For a great place to start, check out Molly Lolly’s four star review!

 

Betwixt Book Blast

 

 

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This post is part of an ongoing blog hop hosted by Weekend Writing Warriors. Every Sunday, participating authors post eight to ten sentences from a published work or perhaps their current work in progress. Then we hop to our fellow warriors’ blogs and check out all the fabulous fiction that’s happening! I heartily invite you to participate as a reader, writer, or both. It’s a great way to discover your next favorite book. Click here or use the address: http://www.wewriwa.com

My Sexy Saturday ~ A Wish Away

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Happy 100th, My Sexy Saturday! Thanks for letting me play along every week on this amazingly fun blog hop.  This week’s theme is We’re Sexy Hot and in honor of this special anniversary, I’ve decided to post something a little racier than I normally put on this blog. So be warned, or inticed, whichever suits your fancy.

This snippet is from Betwixt and Between, my new release from Loose Id.  A svarta, by the way, is a dark elf.

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The elf grinned, lips slick with Ian’s precum. Ian rolled his head to the side to look at anything other than that achingly sexy smile, but he couldn’t bring himself to let go of the elf’s hair or even try to push him away. He was only a wish away from losing control and probably losing himself forever. If only he could come and get a moment’s relief.

As if sensing his thoughts, the svarta put his teeth on the tip of Ian’s cock and bit down slightly. It was enough to send Ian’s climax whimpering in retreat.

“Please—” Ian gasped, hating his weakness.

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Don’t forget to check out the other sexy snippets at My Sexy Saturday Blog Hop.  And hey! My book blast contest is live for a few more days. Enter for chances to win a $10 Loose Id gift card.  Here’s a good place to start –  Molly Lolly gave Betwixt a great review!

Betwixt Book Blast

 

Book Blast and Giveaway

Hey, it’s book blast day! Promo time for my new release, Betwixt and Between.  I’m giving away a $10 Gift Card for Loose Id, so stop by one or two or all of the blogs on the list for a whole bunch of chances to win.  Visit Pride Promotions for the list of links and the first rafflecopter.

Betwixt Book Blast

 

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cover art by April Martinez

Blurb:

Obsessed with magical creatures since childhood, tabloid reporter Ian Evers never experiences satisfying proof that the magical realm actually exists until he falls into an entrapment spell set by a handsome but dangerous elf.  Barely escaping with his soul intact, Ian is able to undo the hex, but he can’t escape the very real infatuation he’s developed for the fierce elf.

Ezekiel Stormshadow is a svarta, a dark elf who serves the queen of the dark realm. The realm of darkness needs the power of light to survive, and while hunting the last few magical beings on earth, Ezekiel discovers Ian, a light elf who’s unaware of his true nature and ripe for the plucking.  Their brief encounter awakens a great hunger in Ezekiel, and he’s determined to feast on the light elf’s power and body before the queen intervenes and claims Ian for herself.

Driven apart by the ancient imbalance between the dark and light realms, an evil queen starved for power, and their fear of each other, Ian and Ezekiel are relentlessly drawn together even though their union might destroy them both.

Virtual Blog Tour Starts Today!

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Hey friends, fans, and random internet wanderers, today is the start of my Blood of Salar book blog tour. I’ll be visiting several blogs this week and answering a whole bunch of questions.  Every  stop provides an opportunity to enter a giveaway for a Loose Id Gift Card and copy of Touch of Salar, Book 1 in the Masters and Mages series.  This is a separate giveaway from the book blast of last week, so feel free to enter again!

I’m over at The Hat Party today, a great place to join the tour.

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Tour Dates & Stops: March 16 – 20, 2015
16-Mar
Rainbow Gold Reviews
The Hat Party
Love Bytes

17-Mar
MM Good Book Reviews  (With a 5 Star Review!)
Amanda C. Stone

18-Mar
Molly Lolly
Kimi-Chan

19-Mar
Inked Rainbow Reads

5 Star Review at Inked Rainbow Reads

BFD Book Blog

20-Mar
Prism Book Alliance  (In which I discuss the Ten Authors I most admire)
Velvet Panic
Up All Night, Read All Day

Contest open until the 27th.

 

Winner Announced and oh, by the way…

Good morning!  This is a quick post to announce the winner of my Cold Nights…Hot Reads Giveaway.

Shadowluvs2read is the winner of a copy of Touch of Salar!  Touch of Salar is Book 1 in the Masters and Mages series, which brings me to my second announcement-

Today is release day for Blood of Salar, Masters and Mages Book 2!  Yipee! Confetti and stuff.

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Here’s the blurb:

M’lan, headmaster of the order of Ka’alar and Jamil Jarka, king’s assassin, find their impossible love challenged to the utmost as a rebellion sweeps them apart, sending Jamil on a dangerous mission to assassinate the rebel leader, General Charvat. Unknown to anyone, Charvat is on his way to the temple to exploit the headmaster’s magical abilities.

When the rebel army arrives, M’lan is thrust into a struggle against political and sexual dominance as Charvat attempts to break his resistance. Violence and death mount, awakening within M’lan both the powers of destruction and the desire for revenge.

On the trail of his prey, Jamil begins to question his devotion to M’lan as his once innocent lover transforms into a mage and invades the assassin’s thoughts and dreams. The closer Jamil draws to M’lan, the more he puts his life and his very soul at risk. Jamil soon realizes that his lover might prove to be more deadly than the man he was sent to kill.

A final confrontation between assassin and monk might destroy them both, but Jamil is relentless in his determination to rescue M’lan, knowing that only his love can master the mage.

Info:

Not up at Amazon yet, but should be any time now. Leave a comment if you’d like me to send you the link when it shows up, or contact me via twitter or FB.

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