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Alexis Fleming

Now Available

May 31st, 2014

 Framed and Hung by Alexis Fleming


Publisher: Escape Publishing
Genre : Erotic Romance
eISBN: 9780857991621

Job satisfaction has never been this good…
If there’s one thing Zoe Chandler, Historical Restorations expert, knows, it’s that naked bankers aren’t supposed to look like Greek Gods. Honestly, it’s enough to make any woman pause. Luckily, Zoe is more of a take charge, rush in where angels fear to tread kind of girl, and she definitely has fantasies of rushing towards Jake. But Jake is a man who is all about control, and there’s no way he’s going to let Zoe run this show.
Nude paintings, blackmail, and mind-numbing sexual frustration…will either of them survive this project?

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EXCERPT:
‘Good evening, Lord. I’d ask you how it’s hanging, but I guess I can see the answer for myself.’ A gurgle of laughter accompanied the comment. ‘Now that’s what I call a resurrection.’

Jake jerked his head up and stumbled backwards, catching his balance at the last moment. The open mobile phone in his hand forgotten, he propped his fists on his hips and glared across at the person standing on the back patio. ‘Oi, what the hell do you think you’re doing?’

Damn kids. It was a good thing he’d moved in today rather than wait until the decorating was finished. Otherwise, God only knows what he would have found. Probably a whole group of teenagers shacking up in his mother’s new home.

‘Not exactly what I’d expect from a fine, upstanding banker,’ another voice, definitely female, commented, although a flowering shrub on the edge of the patio hid the person from view.

‘Oh, I don’t know.’ The owner of the first voice tilted her head on one side and stared across at him. ‘Hmm, it is rather…impressive, and it’s definitely upstanding. Well, sort of. Wonder how much incentive it’d need to snap to attention.’

Jake shook his head. What the hell were they going on about? ‘This is private property.’ For the moment, anyway. ‘You’re trespassing,’ he ground out through clenched teeth.

‘If that’s the case, what are you doing here?’ The female hooked her fingers into the top of the skimpy hipster shorts she had on and sauntered towards the edge of the patio. Cocky was how he would have described the attitude she projected. ‘You’re a bit old for squatting, aren’t you?’

‘Old? Old? I’ll have you know…’ Jake let the words peter out. He gritted his teeth and tried to get his thoughts in order. Christ, he was arguing with a kid. She couldn’t have been much more than 16, 17.
No more than five foot two, maybe five three at most, the interloper took the single step down from the patio and strutted over to him, a smile plastered on her face. A tight T-shirt showed off a decent set of breasts — at least a mouthful — and hugged a slender waist.

She’d tied her blonde hair up in pigtails either side of an elfin face, the features delicate, but with a hint of strength in the tapered jaw. Sensual lips curved into an enticing grin that invited you to share the moment with her, as if she held a secret that she just knew you’d enjoy.

Heat swept through him and his lower body tightened in reaction. Jesus, Drew wasn’t far off the mark. He needed to get a life. Here he was, fantasising about a freakin’ teenager, for crying out loud. Hell, he’d turned into a degenerate. Maybe his mother and brothers were right. All work and no play makes Jake a dull boy.

Or at least a twisted pervert.

‘I wish you kids would learn some decency instead of turning up where you’re not welcome. You know you’re breaking the law right now, don’t you?’

‘Decency, Lord?’ As she strutted along the path that led to the spa, she let loose with a hearty burst of laughter. ‘You have the balls to lecture me about decency and you’re standing there starkers? Oh, that’s priceless.’

With a cheeky grin, she allowed her gaze to track downwards. ‘And talking about balls — ’

APRIL CONTEST

April 28th, 2014

This month I’m giving away a lovely garnet pendant.

All you have to do to go in the draw is send me an email through the Contact page on my website and include your postal address. Don’t forget to put APRIL CONTEST in the Comments section. The winner will be announced June 2014.

Good luck everyone.

Winner of the February Contest

The winner of a signed print copy of Emerald Ice is Linda Bass.

Congratulations, Linda, and thank you all for playing.

DECEMBER CONTEST

January 8th, 2014

I have another lovely pendant to give away this month, a 14k white Gold GF Swarovski crystals necklace.

All you have to do to go in the draw is send me an email through the Contact page on my website, including your postal address. Don’t forget to put DECEMBER CONTEST in the Comments section. The winner will be announced early February 2014.
Good luck everyone.


Winner of the October Contest

The winner of a download of the Mistletoe High Collection and a mystery Christmas gift of a Swarovski crystals necklace and bracelet set is Colleen C. Congratulations, Colleen, and thank you all for playing.

Never Too Old!!

January 1st, 2014

I’m not one for New Year’s resolutions, mainly because I forget all about them or can’t keep them. Then I feel pissed off because I failed once again to keep a New Year’s resolution.  So this year, I decided instead to take a look back at the past year to see what I’ve achieved, even without setting resolutions at the beginning of 2013. And the one thing I realised? You’re never too old to learn new lessons.

On the career front I released a Paranormal Romantic Suspense, Hidden Fire, through Escape Publishing on June 1st 2013. I wrote another story called Framed & Hung and had it accepted for publication in 2014. I’ve also started two new stories, a full length and a novella. I’ve been a little frustrated that I’ve been so slow with my writing, but given I had such a long dry period after the death of my husband a little under three years ago, I guess I’ve done okay.

And as to what I’ve learned this past year? Hmm, where do I start?

I’ve learned to change a flat tyre on my car and I can now change the oil on said vehicle myself. Yah me, although I do wish the mechanic at the garage who last changed my tyre hadn’t put those wheel lugs on so tight. Lol

I can now use a nail gun and the electric drill and saw, and can do a lot of the maintenance on my house myself. I’ve learned to pave and now the area around my pool looks a real treat. So many things I never dreamed I’d be able to do. I even conquered my fear of standing high up on a ladder when I decided to repaint my pergola and erect a new cover over it. That worked so well that I then decided to build a shade house for my vegetable garden. Not bad for an old duck.

One of the biggest things I learned was not to feel guilty or wanting when people tell me that after two years I should be over the death of my husband. *snort* What a lot of bull. Walk in my shoes and then tell me that. Grief has its own timetable. I’ve learned I’m stronger than I thought I was. Yes, I still have bad days, but I cope.

So many things I’ve learned to do this past year, both physically and emotionally. I’ve learned the value of good friends, both on-line and off, people who feel more like family now.

But the most important? I’ve learned my children really are my greatest strength. My daughter, who is my best friend and who can read me like a book. And call me on it, even when I think I’m being so smart and hiding my feelings from her. My son, with whom I have the most incredible phone conversations. He challenges me and makes me think outside the box. Lol It’s good for me.
Both kids, in their own way, keep my head pointing in the right direction and make me face reality. I love you two, more than you’ll ever know.

When I look back, I realise this past year hasn’t been a total washout. I’ve learned a lot about myself and hopefully have grown.

What about you? What has this past year taught you?

A new beginning

December 31st, 2013

Happy New Year everyone.

May the next year bring you all you desire.

Remembrance Day 2013

November 11th, 2013

We will remember…

Lest We Forget.

Release Day!!

June 2nd, 2013

I’m absolutely jazzed. Hidden Fire, a Paranormal Romance published by Harlequin Escape Publishing, is finally out. It has been a long time coming, this book, or at least, for me, that’s what it feels like. I guess it has gained such importance for me because it’s the first book released since Brian died. More importantly, Brian helped me with the plotting and planning for it well before he died. I just didn’t get around to actually writing it until well after he’d gone. So this one is for him with my love, but it’s also for you, the reader, for your infinite patience while my head was so screwed up. My thanks.

Blessings to you all.

HIDDEN FIRE

  • Publisher: Escape Publishing - Harlequin Enterprises, Australia Pty Ltd (June 1, 2013)
  • ISBN-13: 9780857990556
  • Paranormal Romance
  • Format: eBook
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An Australian-set paranormal drawing on the Aboriginal Dreamtime in a hot, suspenseful series debut.

Gili Adams is willing to do anything to protect her parents, even travel to Australia in search of the mythical opal, the Dreamtime Fire. But her resolve is tested when she has to enlist the help of anthropologist Morgan Hunt, the Guardian of the opal and the man who once accused her of using her feminine wiles to steal a priceless artefact. She’s faced with an impossible choice: lie to the man she never wanted to lose or risk her parents’ lives.

Nothing can be allowed to stand in her way… not even her own heart.

 

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Ouch!!

April 15th, 2013

I had visions of getting into Chapter 1 of my new story, Blood Stone, today. Huh! Didn’t happen. Instead, I spent the morning at the dentist. Now, I don’t know about you, but this is not my favourite place to visit. In fact, I’m a chicken when it comes to the dentist. But I really didn’t have a choice. Today was the preparation day for a crown I’m having done after I broke the whole side of a tooth off. I can’t believe I broke a tooth eating a carrot stick. *shaking head here* I mean, you try and do healthy stuff and look what happens.  I would have been better to eat the chocolate. lol

So prep is now done and the crown will be fitted in a couple of weeks. Meanwhile, my jaw aches like you wouldn’t believe. I didn’t feel anything while it was being done, but now the numbness has worn of, my jaw is as sore as. I’m guessing it’s only bruising from the dentist pushing down on the tooth, so here’s hoping it subsides quickly. I certainly wasn’t in the mood for writing when I got home. So instead, I spent the day on-line shopping for ribbon, jewelry findings and beads etc so I can make some new, funky bookmarks and bookthongs for the release of my new book, Hidden Fire, when it comes out 1st June.  I’ll post photos when they’re done and let you know how you can score one.

And now I’m taking a couple of pain pills and heading off to bed.

Night all.

~~~~~

HIDDEN FIRE

RELEASING 1st JUNE

ESCAPE PUBLISHING

BLURB

When American Museum Curator Gili Adams’ sleazy boss, Jeremy, threatens her parents and forces her to travel to Australia in search of an opal called the Dreamtime Fire, Gili is willing to face anything to protect her folks, even the evil spirit trapped inside an ancient Persian ring, a ring Jeremy just happens to be wearing. If that’s not bad enough, she has to enlist the help of anthropologist Morgan Hunt, the Guardian of the opal and the man who once accused her of stealing that ring. Now she has no choice: lie to the man she still cares about or risk her parents’ lives. Nothing can stand in her way, not even her own heart.

Morgan isn’t happy to see Gili. Six years ago, she ripped his heart to pieces; he’s not about to volunteer for a repeat performance. Neither will he allow her to waltz off with a gemstone sacred to the aboriginal people. But even with the help of the ancestral ghosts guarding the mine, can he keep both Gili and the fire opal safe from paranormal forces beyond his control? 

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April 2nd, 2013

Exciting news this month. After a long break with writing to get my head back together after my husband Brian died, I’ve finally signed a new contract.

Hidden Fire, a Paranormal Romantic Suspense, has been contracted to Harlequin Escape Publishing. This is a full length book and will release on 1st June this year. That’s why we’ve been so busy with getting the edits done. The editor sent it off today to the assistant publisher for line edits and proofreading, so here’s hoping I haven’t missed anything.
This is releasing as an e-book so will be accessible to everyone. It’s the first of four books in a series and I need to have the next one done and submitted by August latest. So I really will be a busy girl.
Since I spoke to you last, I’ve been in and had Carpal Tunnel and Ulna Nerve Release surgery done. Thankfully, my right hand is almost back to normal. Lol Typing and doing edits with the left hand was an experience, let me tell you.
I don’t have cover art for Hidden Fire yet, but I can leave you with the blurb to tease your senses.

BLURB
When American Museum Curator Gili Adams’ sleazy boss, Jeremy, threatens her parents and forces her to travel to Australia in search of an opal called the Dreamtime Fire, Gili is willing to face anything to protect her folks, even the evil spirit trapped inside an ancient Persian ring, a ring Jeremy just happens to be wearing. If that’s not bad enough, she has to enlist the help of anthropologist Morgan Hunt, the Guardian of the opal and the man who once accused her of stealing that ring. Now she has no choice: lie to the man she still cares about or risk her parents’ lives. Nothing can stand in her way, not even her own heart.

Morgan isn’t happy to see Gili. Six years ago, she ripped his heart to pieces; he’s not about to volunteer for a repeat performance. Neither will he allow her to waltz off with a gemstone sacred to the aboriginal people. But even with the help of the ancestral ghosts guarding the mine, can he keep both Gili and the fire opal safe from paranormal forces beyond his control?

That’s me for the moment. Don’t forget to check out my new contest. It ties in with the new book.

Now I’m going to leave you with two of the people who helped keep my head above water over the last 2 years. My twin grandsons, Xavier and Caleb, born just after Brian died. I swear, the youngest of them, Caleb, is so like his granddad it’s not funny. These guys will certainly keep you on your toes.

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APRIL CONTEST
With Hidden Fire releasing 1st June, I’ve tailored the prize to suit. A lovely pair of sterling silver and opal earrings.

All you have to do to go in the draw is send me an email through the Contact page on my website. Don’t forget to put APRIL CONTEST in the Comments section and please include your Postal Address. The winner will be announced in June, after the release of Hidden Fire.
Good luck everyone.
Winner of the February Contest
The winner of the Sterling Silver Anklet Chain from Hawaii is Lisa Jolicoeur.

Congratulations, Lisa, and thank you all for playing.

Ciao for now and happy reading!

Alexis Fleming

Daring desires…otherworldly seductions

http://www.alexisfleming.net

An author to watch

August 29th, 2012

I’ve just come back from the Australian Romance Writers’ Conference when I met a fantastic new writer. Well, new for me.  I bought this author’s two book and had devoured them within three days.What a great read. I’ll definitely be on the watch for more stories from this author.

JJ Cooper

http://www.jjcooperauthor.com/

THE INTERROGATOR  

 (Taken from JJ’s Website)

According to Greek Mythology, Aphrodite had a wayward eye and a loyal son. When Eros gave Harpocrates a rose to keep quiet about his mother’s little indiscretions, the rose became a symbol for secrecy. This is a story Jay Ryan has never heard — until his hand is nailed to a table and a red rose tattooed onto his wrist.

 Jay is an interrogator with a dark past and a tortured soul; he’s also the keeper of secrets Israeli spies will kill to get their hands upon. Renowned for his skills, he is used to commanding a certain level of respect amongst his peers. Then one day Jay is drugged, tortured, tattooed and accused of rape. He is forced to reveal information that could further destabilise fragile Middle East relations and plunge the entire region into war. They are secrets he has struggled to keep hidden for four years — proof that the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ knew Israeli Mossad agents removed chemical weapons from Iraq before the launch of the 2003 invasion.

After escaping his captors, Jay discovers that he is wanted for crimes he didn’t commit and that his father has been kidnapped by his own intelligence agency. No-nonsense secret agent Sarah Evans and lively retired security guard William ‘Bill’ Hunter join Jay on a quest to get his father back alive and avoid Israeli spies hell-bent on eliminating them all. Together they uncover the truth behind two spy agencies playing a high-stakes game of espionage with a ‘winner take all’ mindset. After Sarah goes missing, Jay must choose between hunting his father’s kidnappers or saving Sarah and exposing Israel’s involvement in the removal of chemical weapons from Iraq.

This story gripped me and wouldn’t let me go until I’d finished the book. Hard-hitting, gritty, intense, full of fast-paced action, conspiracy, intrigue, plot twists that you just don’t see coming. The scary thing is, with all the military details in this story, you can imagine this really happening and that’s part of what made the story so gripping. I could go on and on, but I’d much rather you go read the book. You won’t be sorry. If you enjoy thrillers and conspiracy stories, you will love this book.

DEADLY TRUST

I could rave on about JJ Cooper’s second book, too, but I’m just going to say  “amazing, gripping, unforgetable” and allow the blurb, taken from JJ’s website to say it all.

Former army interrogator Jay Ryan is enjoying the quiet life after leaving the military far behind - or so he thinks. Because old habits die hard and he’s quickly thrust back into the thick of things when a disgruntled scientist, backed by the Australian security industry, develops a weapon of mass destruction - a hybrid strain of Anthrax - to be used to create panic in a population apathetic to crime prevention.

Only one batch of Anthrax inoculations can resist the deadly new strain, and it was given to five military interrogators. One of them was Jay Ryan. When the other four disappear, Ryan is the last interrogator left with the antibodies to defeat the deadly Anthrax strain.

Racing against time and hunted by rogue soldiers, mad scientists and an organisation that operates beyond the law, Ryan digs deep into his past for a chance at a future.

Go check out JJ’s website or catch up with him on Facebook or twitter. This is one author to watch.


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