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Release Day!!

Sunday, 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!!

Monday, 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.

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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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Tuesday, 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

New Contest

Saturday, February 11th, 2012

My webmistress is in the process of getting this up on my Contest page on my website, but I thought I’d give you a heads up here on the blog.

FEBRUARY CONTEST

Okay, I’ll admit to being a lousy photographer and these things were hard to photograph. They kept swinging in the breeze coming in through the window, so here’s hoping you can get a reasonable idea of what they look like.

This month it’s Crystal Suncatchers up for grabs. I’ll be choosing two winners this time. 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 FEBRUARY CONTEST in the comments section, along with your POSTAL ADDRESS. The winner will be announced the beginning of April.
Good luck everyone.

Winner of the November Contest

The winner of the promo pack is Patricia Kasner.
Congratulations, Patricia, and thank you all for playing.

Alexis

Alexis Fleming

Daring desires…otherworldly seductions

http://www.alexisfleming.net

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Two weeks to go!

Friday, January 13th, 2012

Through a comedy of errors, my latest contest didn’t get up on my website, but there’s still time to enter if you’re interested. The contest will run until the end of January.

As you can see, it’s a bit of this and that for this month’s contest. A print copy of the Passionate Peridot anthology from Ellora’s cave. An Aussie notebook and pens, Aussie coin purse and key ring, a little clip-on koala, and matching necklace and earrings made by Yours Truly.
To go in the draw, send me an email through the Contact page on my website. Don’t forget to put NOVEMBER CONTEST in the comments section, along with your postal address. Because of this surgery I’ve just had, I won’t be able to drive until the end of January. Because I won’t be able to get to the post office, the winner won’t be announced until early in February 2012.

Good luck everyone.

Winner of the September Contest

The winner of the garnet necklace is Julie Scharff.

Congratulations, Julie, and thank you all for playing.

New Contest on my Website

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

 

SEPTEMBER CONTEST

 

I finally managed to get a reasonable photo of the garnet and crystal pendant I wanted to give away last month. It’s not a fantastic photo, but will at least give you some idea what the pendant looks like.

 

The Certificate of Analysis of the stones says the following:-

Genuine Garnet and Crystal Pendant.

Stone Description: 3 Genuine Garnets 4 mm, 5mm and 6mm

Stone Cut: Round

Garnet Weight: 1.90 Total Carat Weight

 

To go in the draw, send me an email through the Contact page on my website. Don’t forget to put SEPTEMBER CONTEST in the comments section. The winner will be announced early in November.

 

Good luck everyone.

 

 

Winner of the July Contest

 

The winner of a download of one of my eBooks is Titania 
 

Congratulations, Titania, and thank you all for playing.

 

 Alexis

 

Alexis Fleming

Daring desires…otherworldly seductions

http://www.alexisfleming.net

 

A Big Surprise

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Honey Trap, published by Ellora’s Cave, has now been released in print, in an anthology called Going Down Under. I didn’t know it was coming out so it was a big lift at a time I desperately needed one.

 

Line: Breathless,Moderne,Twilight
Series: Going Down Under
Book Length: 318 pages
Book Type: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Ellora’s Cave Publishing
ISBN: 9781419963773

Honey Trap Alexis Fleming

Seductive scents…torrid suspense…

For Australian scientist Kyla Harris, danger is not her middle name, but when she invents cologne that acts as an aphrodisiac, she becomes embroiled in a CIA case. Sexy American agent Logan Matthews is assigned as her bodyguard when someone tries to steal her sensual formula. Kyla finally has the edge in the war of the sexes and Logan Matthews is her target. A little fun in bed…on the desk…in the Aussie bush—what better way to test her cologne?

It’s just a shame Logan’s only reacting because of the formula…or is he?
Ningaloo Nights Tracy Cooper-Posey
New York cop Sherry Abandonato cashes in her savings and dashes to Ningaloo in remote northwest Western Australia to find her sister who disappeared ten days ago. The only one with the skill to guide her to Derremawan is Mason Hayward, once an official guide with a reputation for getting people out of trouble, but now the town’s bad man.

In a searing afternoon of unexpected passion, Mason strikes a bargain. He’ll get her to Derremawan, if she agrees to go there with him unconditionally, on his terms and his conditions.

Sherry is astonished to find herself agreeing to the insane bargain, and worse, responding positively to the idea of three days of Mason Hayward dictating terms out under the Australian sun.

Timeless Wrath Lexxie Couper

Beatrice “Ricki” Sullivan is every man’s fantasy. Drop-dead gorgeous, she exudes a sensuality none can ignore. More than just a stunning face and body, she’s intelligent, kind, gentle…and madly, inexplicably in love with Evron, a man she’s known mere hours.

Evron McKenzie is troubled, struggling with undeniable anger that scorches through his veins. And the irrational feeling he is someone else, something more. Someone rich, powerful…someone to fear. But in Ricki’s arms, Evron may have finally found his place in the world. At last he is at peace.

So who is the seductive redhead who invades Evron’s dreams? Why does she urge him to touch a mysterious sculpture—a sculpture that seems to radiate death and sin? How can she make him hornier than he’s ever been in his life with just a look, and at the same time turn his anger into bloody, murderous rage? And, more frighteningly, why can’t he resist her?

Link to Book
Read an Excerpt of Honey Trap

New Contest on my Website

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

DECEMBER CONTEST

Everyone likes goodies at Christmas, so this mouth I’m giving away a promo pack containing mouse pad, tote bag, luggage tag, pen, note pad, sticky notes, postcard and bookmarks. I did have a few other things like Ellora’s Cave playing cards etc in there as well, but unfortunately, had to remove them. The Australian Postal Service, in their great wisdom, has added an extra Ten Dollars to the normal cost of posting anything over 450 grams to the US. So from now on, I’m going to have to break my parcels up so they don’t weight over 450 grams. Maybe next time I can do the playing cards.

For this month though, to go in the draw, send me an email through my Contact page on my website. Don’t forget to put DECEMBER CONTEST in the comments section, along with your postal address. The winner will be announced early in January.
Good luck everyone.

Winner of the November Contest

The winner of a download of Stud Finders Incorporated is Colleen Conklin

Congratulations, Colleen, and thank you all for playing.

New Contest

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

I’ve just sent the info to my web mistress to be posted on my website so it’s not going to appear for a couple of days. But I wanted to let you know I have a new contest opening for the month of October.

This month I actually managed to find a little time to do something I love. Well, other than writing, that is. If I want to relax, I make jewelry. So this month I’m giving away a gold snake chain and faux pearl necklace to one lucky winner.
Send me an email through my Contact page on my website with your postal address included. Don’t forget to put OCTOBER CONTEST in the comments section. The winner will be announced early November.

Good luck everyone.

Winner of the September Contest

The winner of a print copy of Project: Man is Jody Faltys.

Congratulations, Jody, and thank you all for playing.

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Strange Occupations

Monday, October 4th, 2010

I was working on an interview a few days ago and one of the questions I had to answer was what jobs I’d held in the past. It got me thinking about some of the strange and wonderful occupations out there. Not that I’ve had a lot of jobs. I started out working as a telephonist in a telephone exchange. This was back in the olden days when calls were connected by the telephonist grabbing a cord and plugging it into the hole corresponding to the number asked for. Looking back now, it’s a good thing it was a small exchange out in western Queensland here in Australia. Many more subscribers and I wouldn’t have been able to find the right hole.  Tough when you can’t find the right hole to fit something into, yes?

I’ve worked for the Army, driven 58 seater buses as part of my job as procurement and transport officer for an international boarding school, sold used cars, been a temp for an employment agency which involved going out to businesses that needed an office worker while someone else was on holidays, worked in a nursing home. But by far the funniest job was waitressing. Not that there’s anything funny about waitressing. It’s damned hard work. But at the time, I was working for the army and needed a second job because I was saving for a trip overseas. The restaurant was called Dirty Dick’s and had a medieval theme. All the female staff work long black skirts split clear up to the top of the thigh on one side. Fishnet stockings and high heels. White peasant blouse and one of those waist cinchers that pushed your boobs up until they almost spill out of the top of the blouse.

This night in particular I was carrying a large serving bowl of soup to the table and as I leaned over to place it on the table, the man on the end slid his hand into the slit in my skirt and groped me between the legs.  Now remember I was only 18 at the time. Today, my reaction may well be different. lol Anyway to cut a long story short, I upended the bowl of soup on his head. Needless to say, my boss wasn’t happy and neither was the customer. The boss sacked me for not being friendly enough to the customers. I mean, come on! I might have been dressed as a serving wench but that didn’t mean I had to play the part to that degree. I was pissed as hell at the time, but I can laugh about it now. In retrospect, it was funny to see that guy sitting there with soup running down his face. Thank God it was a cold tomato soup. lol

So what about you? What’s the funniest or strangest job you’ve ever held?