SYS: Did I Mention…

Available 12/17 @ BN.com, Bookstrand, and AllRomance eBooks

that my new short, “Masquerade,” is currently out now?  You can buy it from Barnes and Noble, AllRomance eBooks, Bookstrand and of course Amazon.  It would make a great gift for all those pervs in your life that will be getting Kindle Fires for Christmas.  I you don’t believe me, you can always take Queen Tutt’s word for it…

“I loved the surprising ending and loved the smooth writing. I look forward to reading more from this author.”— Ronda Tutt, Queentutt’s World of Escapism

And she’s a queen.  So she should know.

But seriously, I loved writing this piece.  It came so easily to me and I hope that the smooth flow of the words comes through in the piece itself.  I think I mentioned earlier that this story is kind of personal for me, so I wanted to make it the best I could.

At any rate, I thought I’d end the blog hop entries with a couple of shout outs to some great friends in the writing world who have also released some fabulous work that would be great for curling up in a chair with your Kindle.

1.  Blood Doll by Siobhan Kinkade– Siobhan is my dearest friend and I got to see this short from the conception of the idea through the finished product.  It is definitely worth the $3.99.  Take a look at the BLURB:  Lana Roberts has come to Boston searching for her twin sister, Sarah. The last place Sarah was seen is an underground club called The Mausoleum. Not realizing what she has gotten herself into, Lana enters, only to find herself in the company of a seductively frightening vampire named Christian Sterling – the only creature in the place that wants to help her. But there’s one problem.  Lana is still human.  If she goes back into The Mausoleum, she’ll be killed, but Christian has a plan…if he can only convince her to go along with it. Can a pair of Halloween costumes, the sexy stranger she has found herself falling for, and a little bit of unorthodox behavior save the day? And just how long can Lana keep telling herself she doesn’t want him?

2.  Shattered by Cassandre Dayne– Another dear friend, Cassandre teaches me something about writing every time I read one of her stories.  They’re hot, but without sacrificing plot or romance.  You can tell that she’s passionate about her work and that makes her a great author.  Take a look– Movie star Hunter Reynolds knew a thing or two about the ladies but he didn’t crave them. Instead, he enjoyed the company of men and while he adored Taylor, his live in lover and best friend, they weren’t in love and Hunter refused to be seen in public with him. After all, Hunter’s fans believed he was straight. When he was brutally attacked, he was uncertain he would ever work in Hollywood again and his doctors weren’t sure they could repair the damage. Angry and bitter, Hunter pushed everyone out of his life including Taylor. Sadly, Hunter was merely the latest victim in a series of horrific crimes targeting gay entertainers. Macgyver Donovich was a reporter for the LA Times who’d written stories on each one of the victims and was anxious to talk with Hunter. From the moment he met the rough-hewn man who exuded sexuality along with chocking self loathing, MacGyver was fascinated. Determined to get to the bottom of the attacks, Mac wrote a series of edgy columns in an attempt to egg on the perpetrator. Entering into a pact to fight back, both Mac and Hunter realized it was only a matter of time before the assailant struck again. As they grew closer by their respective haunted pasts, a series of new threats were issued and both men were forced to confront their demons. As the race to find the attacker continued, Mac and Hunter finally discovered what they’d been missing in life–love. But was it simply too late?

3.  Paw Prints by Rebel Writers With a Cause — I was so pleased to be a part of this project, as I am an avid animal lover.  And no… that has nothing to do with shape-shifting.  Anyway, check this one out!  What happens when twenty five writers get together with a story idea geared toward helping better one small corner of the world? Meet Kylie Wright and Buster and find out this December in Paw Prints, a brand new story created by Rebel Writers with a Cause.  Buster was a bait dog, the kind used to teach others like him to fight to the death. Left for dead on the side of an empty country road, Kylie Wright finds him and sets into motion a whirlwind of events that offer both she and Buster a second chance at life. With his new master and a handsome vet tech, Jason, at his side, Buster might have just found his very own Shangri-La. That is if the people who abused him, the very same people threatening both Kylie and Jason, can be brought to justice. Will Buster finally have the life and family he deserves or will fate deliver each of them at the feet of the cruel men running the death pit?  Rebel Ink Press supports the mission of The Humane Society of the United States and a financial donation will be made to help support their cause. Your support of our project is greatly appreciated and it is our sincere hope you’ll help us spread the word regarding this worthwhile cause.

4.  Three Fur All by Crymsyn Hart– Aah Crymmie.  Yet another of my writing partners.  This chick is so damn creative that she scares me sometimes.  Her newest release is by far one of the sexiest shape-shifter books I’ve ever seen.  It will probably burn up your eReader, but you’ll be begging for more.  Here’s the blurb:  October has escaped from her kidnappers only to run into the arms of two sexy men who help her recuperate. She finds herself falling for her handsome heroes.  Mika and Elliot know not to get involved with October because she’ll return home once she heals. As much as they fight their growing attraction, the more they desire her.  But there is also another who craves her. Her captors haven’t let her out of their sights and soon return for her. Together Mika and Elliot must risk everything to save the woman they love before everything explodes around them.

5.  Ghosts of the SC Upcountry and others by Talmadge Johnson– OK, this one is NOT a romance novel, boys n’ girls.  But it has a special place in my heart because it was written by my best friend in the entire world– Tally Johnson.  His folklore and history blends together so nicely in this non-fiction book that will keep you on the edge of your seat.  And the best part is– he’s got 2 others just like them for different parts of the state.  Read his blurb.  I defy you to NOT want to read this book.  With a history that stretches back to the earliest years of America, it comes as little surprise that the Upstate region of South Carolina is home to many ghosts and to hundreds of intriguing legends. In Ghosts of the South Carolina Upcountry, librarian and folklorist Tally Johnson introduces us to some of the area’s most colorful specters, from Major Ferguson, a British officer in the Revolutionary War who still haunts the grounds of his last battle at Kings Mountain, to the “Hound of Goshen,” a demon dog who has been chasing passersby in Union and Newberry Counties since the mid-nineteenth century. Among these stories Johnson weaves the local lore and history of thirteen upstate counties, drawing upon sources as varied as historic records, newspapers and personal interviews. Following Tally’s footsteps as he tours the Upcountry, the willing participant on this spooky journey can visit places like Foster’s Tavern in Spartanburg, where the sounds of ghostly piano music and horses trotting on the roof can be heard, and a bridge in Gaffney where the victim of a nearly forgotten serial killer continues to make her presence known today. While there are numerous books re-telling the same ghost stories of the Carolinas and even more focusing on the Lowcountry, very few tales from the Upcountry have ever been published. Even longtime residents familiar with the legends of this history-rich region will be thrilled—and certainly chilled—to discover that they have far stranger and spookier neighbors than they had ever imagined.

Alright folks.  That’s all she wrote for tonight.  Don’t forget to stay tuned tomorrow as I will be announcing the big winner of the copies of Hellsong and Second Skin.  And feel free to shoot me an email @ lexxx(dot)christian(at)gmail(dot)com and let me know how you liked the book. I’ll be glad to use your quotes to shamelessly promote myself!  Love you all and Happy Holidays!

SYS: Excerpt from “Masquerade”

Available 12/17 @ BN.com, Bookstrand, and AllRomance eBooks

Good morning, boys n’ girls!  It’s a glorious day and I feel the need to sing:

“Happy release day to me!  Happy release day to me!  Happy release day to mee-eeeeeee… Happy release day to me!

That’s right, today is the day that my very first release with Rebel Ink Press hits the eBook outlets. I’m more excited than a Pointer Sister at an all night disco.  “Masquerade” was really an experiment to start with.  I had the idea while on the road home from Louisville, KY last summer.  It just came upon me all at once like a nasty flu.  I wrote it in a couple of weeks– very unusual for a slow writer like me.  Let’s just say I was very inspired.  Anyway, take a look at the blurb and the excerpt to follow….

“What’s your fantasy?”

Blythe McLachlan had the perfect life until the night he said those three little words that could make or break a relationship. When Blythe tells her husband about her fantasy of a hot menage, he’s less than pleased. But when he drops her off at a mysterious masquerade ball, she finds that the boundaries of love can be crossed and rules are made to be broken.

EXCERPT:

 

Before she could think of another protest, he kissed her fully on the mouth.  Her instinct was to pull away, but he held her fast between his body and the wall, restricting her movements so that all she could do was writhe against him.  His lips caressed hers gently, nibbling first one then the other before teasing them open with the tip of his tongue.  To her great surprise, she relaxed and opened to him, then eagerly played along.  Her tongue swirled against his, tasting the subtle hints of alcohol and tobacco.  His flavor only excited her more and she shamelessly surrendered, rubbing her center against his hardened cock.  He broke the kiss, drawing a disappointed whimper from her throat.  She reached for him with her mouth, trying to find it in the darkness of their little corner.

“Patience is a virtue,” he whispered, pushing her backward with a gentle hand around her throat.  Instantly his lips kissed lightly across her collarbone, lingering in the tiny cup formed at its center.  Ever so softly he traveled down her front weaving a maze of burning kisses, then nudging the loose fabric encasing her breasts aside to kiss around the swells of each breast.

Her nipples were so sensitive that the smooth silk scraped against them like fine grained sandpaper.  It was almost painful until he freed them with a gentle tug then captured one of the swollen buds between his lips.  She moaned with the delicious agony as he suckled at first one and then the other, tugging the prickled flesh against his teeth.

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Alright, your mission– should you choose to accept it– 1.  Leave me a comment and hence get a chance to win two FREE eBooks that are hotter than Christmas in July.   2.  Go and give some comment lovin’ to the other SYS Blog Hop Participants.  and 3.  Go buy yourself a copy of “Masquerade” from All Romance eBooks, Barnes and Noble.com or Bookstrand.

SYS Hop: Hey out there!

So I was just wondering how you were enjoying all this hopping around?  Everyone feeling all Christmasy?  I hope so.  I’ve just arrived home from my LAST DAY OF SCHOOL UNTIL JANUARY 3RD!!  For two whole weeks I get to pretend that I’m a real writer that can write every day and stay up late drinking coffee while hunched over a computer.  Perhaps I’ll even start some silly free read.  Go ahead… encourage me.  Later tonight I’ll be posting some bits n’ bobs from my short “Masquerade” that will be going LIVE tomorrow (12/17).  So stay tuned for that.  I’m having a hard time picking a favorite spot….

In the meanwhile, enjoy all those blog hoppers by clicking the SYS button!

Presenting… Alexandra Christian

I thought I’d start this crazy blog party with a little introduction.  My name is Alexandra Christian, or Lexxx if you like (yes, those three Xs are on purpose), and it’s lovely to see you all today.  I’m an author of mostly paranormal erotic romance and horror.  In case you don’t know what that means, I write about not-so-nice girls getting it on with out of this world heroes.  Vampires, werewolves, selkies, angels and demons– and that’s just recently!  My first novel, Hellsong, was published just over a year ago with Sugar and Spice Press and ever since, I’ve been working my sweet Southern ass off to churn out as much sin and debauchery as I can. 

A while ago, I christened myself The Southern Belle from Hell and I think it’s a title that suits me well.  I live in a small town in South Carolina– incidentally, it’s the same town I’ve lived in my entire life.  The rich Southern culture, fried foods and a healthy dose of superstition have colored my personality and my writing style. I have an extremely tolerant husband, also an author, who is the epitome of the Southern male with his buttery thick accent, laidback swagger and simple sweetness that makes women of all ages swoon.  Of course, how we ended up together is a miraculous wonder.  I’m a closeted goth schoolteacher and when we go out, he looks like my chaperone, but it works!

 

I think I’ve always been a writer.  As a child, my favorite thing was to create these intricate dramas for me and my friends to act out.  I was reknowned in my neighborhood for playing Pretend.  This led me early in life towards being an actress– which i pursued for quite some time.  And from time to time, I still long for the stage and make myself available to the local community theater.  In high school and college, I began to dabble in earnest with writing.  I joined some online writers’ groups and managed to meet two of my best friends in the world writing fan fiction.  Once I became addicted to the positive feedback, I decided that come Hell or Hiawatha (as my husband says), I was going to be a writer.  It also helped that I had my big sister, who at that time was in the midst of getting her own writing career started, harping on me to write something original.  I finally started taking her advice and a few years ago, I met author Dahlia Rose who encouraged me to try the eBook market.  And the rest, as they say, is history. 

Now I know I said earlier that I was an author of PARANORMAL erotic romance.  So of course my next release has nothing to do with the paranormal.  Unless you count the number of orgasms… It’s a contemporary romance short from Rebel Ink Press entitled “Masquerade.”  Check out the blurb…

 “What’s your fantasy?”

 Blythe McLachlan had the perfect life until the night he said those three little words that could make or break a relationship. When Blythe tells her husband about her fantasy of a hot menage, he’s less than pleased. But when he drops her off at a mysterious masquerade ball, she finds that the boundaries of love can be crossed and rules are made to be broken.

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Don’t forget to leave a comment, as I will be choosing a lucky commentor to receive copies of my previous works, a novel Hellsong and a short story, “Second Skin.”

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 To stay up to date on my ramblings and debauchery: 

The Southern Belle from Hell:   https://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/alexandra.christian1

Fan Page on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lexxx-Christian-The-Southern-Belle-from-Hell/245839382102904

And don’t forget to check out the rest of the “Stuff Your Stockings” authors.

 

Thursday Night Naughtyness

So I realized I haven’t posted in a while, so I thought I’d give all of you a bit of a nudge before the real fun begins tomorrow.  Yes, ladies and germs, tomorrow heralds the beginning of the “Stuff Your Stockings” Blog Hop!  We’ve been waiting for a while and it’s finally here!  Kind of like Christmas…

This weekend is also very special because my newest work, a little thing I call “Masquerade” will be dropping into eBook dealers near you on Saturday morning (12/17).  This story is quite special for several reasons:

1.  It’s my first release with a new publisher, Rebel Ink Press.  I first heard about RIP last February when I met one of my writing sisters, Cassandre Dayne, at MystiCon.  She raved about them and after careful consideration, I decided I should trust them with my babies.  I figured, if they had taken such good care of Cass, whom I respect and admire so much, surely they would be a good fit for me.  And so far, so good.  We’re like a little family of writers and it’s awesome!

2.  It’s my first non-paranormal story.  Most of the time I stick to all things spooky and

Available 12/17 @ BN.com, Bookstrand, and AllRomance eBooks

dark.  This story is dark, but not because there are vampires or werewolves lurking in the bushes.  It just came upon me suddenly, like a case of chills and fever.  My muse would not shut up, so I felt compelled to write it.  And so far, it’s working.

3.  The subject matter is a personal fantasy of mine.  I like to think that in my old age,  I’ve become pretty adventurous in many ways.  This story spoke to  my muse so freely, I think, because there’s a lot of myself in Blythe MacLachlan.

Alright, enough babbling.  I have to go get some blogs up for tomorrow’s blog hopping.  Be sure to come by and see all us authors on the “Stuff Your Stockings” trail.  We’ll be glad to see you and most of us have prizes up for grabs for all you lucky commentors.  I will be giving away a copy of my previous works:  a novel, Hellsong and a short, “Second Skin.”  And they’re really good, if I do say so myself….

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“Masquerade” comes out on December 17th and can be purchased through Amazon, All Romance eBooks, Bookstrand, and Barnes and Noble.

To stay up to date on my ramblings and debauchery:                                     

The Southern Belle from Hell:   https://lexxxchristian.wordpress.com/

Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/alexandra.christian1

Fan Page on Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Lexxx-Christian-The-Southern-Belle-from-Hell/245839382102904