Archive for April, 2013

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

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