Soon to be Released…

Author Alexandria Infante.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

Hello Everyone!

I’m excited about the soon to be released A Queen Among Thieves…
This Book was awesome to write, and the fact that I got to write about Pirates was the icing on the Cake…

So, I thought I’d show you a lil Preview of the Cover & a Small Excerpt from the Book 🙂
This is what we’re going with for the cover, however this is not the finished product.

queen small

Hope You Enjoy 😉

Excerpt…

Grey Dawg’s

Tavern…

Bànach stumbled away from the stand, then nearly staggered into the barmaid. She gave him a sultry smile; however his intellect was attuned to someone else.

“It is with great sorrow, thá alas Ah must bid ye dawgs adieu.” he said, grinned, then walked from the establishment ignoring their mockery.

Wud she ever have him?

She appeared to fancy him as much as he did her?

Bànach frowned; he would never in a million years discern the intelligence of women.

He stumbled up the walkway, yet was taken back as he distinguished her seated on the veranda. She smiled slightly, and his breath caught, because he had yet to recall an instance where he had ever seen her without the long plait down her back.

He swallowed hard.

It was as if just the very sight of her completely sobered him.

He could not ever remember coveting a woman so wickedly in his life.

She had donned the attire he had given Mileta, however as she rose to greet him Bànach felt like striking himself, because the visage of her standing would forever be imprinted on his psyche.

“My lady.” he called softly and she lowered her eyes, then smiled slightly.

“My lord. How was your night? I see you have indeed indulged?” I said with a slight giggle, because I could quite perceive that he was intoxicated.

“Had Ah know my lady wud be here, Ah might have nó sustained in my merriment.” he said softly, and I declare, my insides turned to pottage. The deep timbre of his voice seemed to caress every inch of my body. He looked down, and I seized that moment to close my eyes and saver the sentiment.

When I opened my eyes, he was gazing directly at me now, as a slight grin graced his handsome features.

“Is my lady troubled by this heat?” he asked, however even I could see the reflection in his eyes, and it was due to another kind of heat all together.

I felt my face turn crimson, as I nodded and moved toward the veranda swing. He followed suit; however he made no movement to sit.

“I would suppose that he…pardon…the heat has…just the close proximity of it, sends my body into a tailspin.” I uttered, gasped, then looked up quite shocked that my intelligence had actually spilled forth those thoughts.

“Humm, it has been known to do thá. Yet, Ah expect the proximity isna as close as some wud fancy it to be, given thá we have grown quite accustom to the cold in his majesty’s courts. Ah directly wud be akin to appraising the heat.” he returned, and my eyes flew to his face.

I observed that same rakish grin.

I immediately rose, and tarried near the edge of the veranda, leaning against the banister.

He ventured nearer to me, and my heart felt as though it would bound from my chest.

“Yet, my lady finds everythin else to her likin?” he questioned, and I concentrated on my hands.

My world, he would have me swooning yet.

“Yes, and you are too benevolent in your munificence.” I stated, then glanced up, however before I could utter another word; his head dipped, and his lips took mine.

It was the most… astounding sensation; I had come to know in all of my 25 years!

His hand caressed the side of my face, cleaving my lips to his; and as he deepened the kiss, I felt it’s magnitude in places I had given in to once, yet it was nothing parallel to this.

He suddenly lifted me, and placed me on the plank of the veranda.

As his hand traveled up the length of my thigh, I give word; he may possibly have contracted me to pledge my life to him, and this very passion fittingly then and there.

“My lord…my lady?” Mileta called and I gasped.

He instantly placed me on my feet, turned away, ran his fingers through his hair, then commenced to allow his breathing to return to normal, with great effort.

“My lady’s bath is ready.” Mileta returned, and I noticed the frown on her face as she glared at Bànach.

“Thank you.” I returned bowing, then hurried into the dwelling, refusing to glimpse back.

Had I lost all wits and intellect about me?

I had nearly given myself to him, with no notions as to who he truly was!

I would indeed reframe from him for the duration of my sojourn here.

***

“Might I ask…what it is my lord perceives himself doin?” Mileta solicited, the frown on her face increasing.

“Ye can demand riposte, however the notion of a scheme flees me. Ah canna reflect directly when Ah am about her. The very fact thá Ah have been ensnared in a compartment with her for eight weeks now, has dulled my gentlemonly weys, and it is as though the very thought of her not being in close proximity, causes me to cease to breath.” Bànach wailed, and Mileta smiled slightly.

She certainly fancied the notion that he was finally over his dead wife.  Equally, if what she had just witnessed was true, then the young illegitimate queen felt the same.

“Might I put forward that in prospect ye take her hand, before ye introduce her to your manly parts.” Mileta mocked, he wrinkled his nose at it, then wasn’t able to contain his laughter.

“It is what Ah desire, however Ah needed to affirm thá she indeed had sentiment for me, ań not merely as her protector. Ah wud even suppose to go so far as to imply thá Ah am implicitly in love with her at present.” he laughed harshly, and Mileta placed her hand on his shoulder.

“And that is a fine notion, and a well liked sentiment; however, chastity pervades that you take her hand Bànach. You cannot allow the image of what I just witnessed to prevail any longer, least men on this island get notions that require a sword to defend.” Mileta declared, nodded, then left him to his devices.

Bànach gazed up to observe the deep red glow of a cigarillo, then walked to the edge of the veranda, however, by the time he reached it the glow had disappeared.

His frown deepened as he glimpsed her bedchamber window.

He wud have to find some wey to breach the subject with her.

Equally, the fact that someone was watching them meant either the Duke had gotten wind of their midnight departure and sent his guards, or someone on this island recognized him as the king’s guard, and not who he truly was.

Bànach sighed, removed his waistcoat, then opened the veranda door.

He would make sure to charge the servants to latch the doors and windows this night, as well as sleep with his blade.

He walked up the stairs, then rapped on her door.

She gasped as she opened it, then cast her eyes downward.

“Strange goins on here at present, so I shall tarry in my lady’s room this night.” He stated, she gasped, then frowned.

*

I looked up at him, and I was immediately drawn into the image of his kiss.

My breath caught, he gave me a lopsided grin, then titled his head to one side.

I moved away from the door, and he entered.

“I shall slumber as we have for the last eight weeks my lady, despite the kiss.” he grinned, and my eyes narrowed as I placed my hands on my hips.

“And has my lord lost his wits, to presume that I would allow such to occur again?” I stated, my chin raising a notch.

“Is it ma ledy’s purpose to condition thá she did nó desire, nor wull my kiss?” he countered, smiling, and I glared at him. I observed that when he derided me, the pronouncement of his speech was yet again. Just the softness sent quivers down my spine, and I indeed wished to throw myself into his arms.

Yet, these were notions that I would never declare to him!

“I did not.” I replied, and my chin rose a bit more.

“Hummm, yet, am Ah to imagine the kiss wus fictional? For it seemed true to me?” he stated wiggling his brow, and I had a supreme desire to strike the smirk from his face.

“It was a slip of composure. I am not now, nor have I ever been lured to my lord in that manner.” I stated, then turned towards the looking glass.

He snatched me around, lifted me, then sat me on the bureau, placing himself between my thighs. He ran his fingers through my hair drawing it to one side, traced the path of my neck slightly with the tips of his fingers; and the traitorous sigh escaped me before I could smother it.

“Ań wud it matter, if Ah were to declare thá Ah am quite drawn to ye?” he whispered, as he lifted my chin, then traced the path of my lips with his finger, and I noticed he drew his own tongue across his lips.

“Not in the least.” I vowed, a bit too breathless, and wished my faithless heart would cease to slam against my chest.

“Humm.” he murmured, as he caused the night dress to rise slightly, and as his hand touched my thigh, I would vow that it scorched the very skin that it came in contact with.

He drew my hair completely around me, causing it to shroud my view, then commenced to place his nose at the nape of my neck, deeply inhaled, and the sensations he sent through my body, plummeted to regions I was not accustom to.

“Ah think ma ledy doth protest too much.” he chuckled in my ear, then his lips sank to the curve of my neck, and the moan escaped me of its own accord.

“And my lord imagines too much of himself.” I stated, then jostled him from me as I leaped down from the bureau.

His face registered his shock, yet he chuckled and that grin graced his features once again.

He had taken my refusal as a challenge, and I could clearly distinguish that.

“It is well. Ah shall tarry here for the night, ań if my lady can muster the strength to maintain her hands from me, Ah shall stand watch.” he countered with a wink, grinned, then removed himself from the room.

I frowned at the door, then had the notion to latch it, barring his entrance. However I was well aware of his precautions from the previous months, therefore I knew if he was as such, it needed to be done.

However, I did recognize that it would be one hellicious slumber for me this night as he returned, void of shirt, hair untied, barefoot with a devilish smile.

My lady parts screamed to be taken by him, yet my intellect gave me fair warning, that he was a rake, and a devilish one at that.

“Ań whaur does my ledy require thá Ah slumber?” he mocked, and the look I dispatched his way caused him to throw his head back and laugh.

Hades was not to be an option, so I merely glared at him.

“I daresay thá I never discerned ye to be as such. Each time I observed ye in his majesty service. How truly amusing for me.” he stated, removed the coverlet from the divan, as well as several cushions, then commenced to make himself a divan on the floor. He prostrated himself grinning at me, and I sighed with annoyance.

This was an elevation of him that I had not imagined, and secretly, I was elated to witness it! He had yet to ever speak to me as such, so I had no notions that he was truly Scotts.

However did he come to be in the King’s services? I wondered.

Nevertheless, I would never affirm that for him.

I frowned, then turned for my divan tossing the remaining coverlets on top of his head.

“If ma ledy wishes to bed down with me, she merely has to ask, the removal of the extra coverlets is not required.” he said muffled through the coverlets, and I sighed, then threw myself onto the divan.

Slumber would not come easy this night!

I thought as I blew out the wick, then lay myself to slumber.

I caught sight of the rise and fall of his enthralling chest, the tight muscled arms, and my mine conjured up the most illicit of images.

I gasped without realizing, and his head lifted off the cushions to glance my way.

“Is my lady well?” he asked with concern, and I sighed.

“Yes, all is well, you may slumber.” I returned, heard him sigh as well, then lay down once again.

***

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Hey There Big Spender…

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn & A Lite Farie Tale Series…

So,

It’s been a while since I posted, been really busy; sorry guys :(. 

Well I started working on the new books, and well it’s been crazy. I recently revamped A Lad’s Trouser’s, because I was getting feedback from some of the fans on how they liked the story, but wished it was in true form; so I took the weekend to revamp it, and it is now in 1800’s form. I must admit I had fun doing it as well. I got a sad review for A Slow Time to Love, but I’m getting used to it. I also realized yesterday that the pdf’s I offered for free on Bookie’s Christmas party may have been the old unedited pdfs, and this may be the reason for the review. I’m going over the book now, and if so, I’ll contact Bookie and offer the new true ones to the readers who got them as gifts.

Anyway… on to happier news.

I have six new books I’m working on, and thought you guys would like some tid bits;

Historical Romance Update…

My newest in the Historical genre will be A King among Thieves, set in 1600s Scotland. Symphony has been the hand servant to the king for many years, however he was a bit frisky; and now she is with child his newest surviving heir. It does not matter that she is mulatto, Symphony still carries an heir to the throne; and the Duke of Lochlier will stop at nothing to make sure Mary, King John’s legitimate child inherits the throne; even if it means getting rid of Symphony and her illegitimate heir. Before his death the king entrusted his knights-men Kendrew Bànach to protect his heir at all cost. And what better way to protect her than an introduction to Black Shamus and his crew. 

Kendrew has been in faithful service to the king for the last ten years, however with the threat of another war…he longed for the highlands. The king gave him charge of his hand servant, and as he gazed into her beautiful cinnamon eyes, he knew that only death could keep him from protecting her and her unborn child.

 Yea…I’ve got a mean thing for those Scotts. What I wouldn’t do for a hot Scotsman with an amazing body! Hahaha! The accent alone could make me…well never mind… I’m sure you get it lol.

 The next is Shards of Grey set in 18th century England, and because I’m using the tail end of the 1790s as well I was able to add a bit of piracy here too. Wooho just fun.

 It is Julia’s 18th birthday, and all she desires is a holiday in England. However, she must be chaperoned; and the very idea of Mrs. Tilling’s dreadful daughters Leuticia and Millicent chaperoning her is cause for the vapors. This leads Julia to entreating her father to allow her to take Absel, her childhood friend along. It didn’t matter that she is mulatto, she is Julia’s best friend!

William Aldridge knew after ten years in New Gate, his life needed a change. When he boarded the Marry Ellen  bound for America, he never imagined in a million years that it would be ravaged by pirates, nor that he would met the most beautiful woman he had ever seen; and the fact that she was a slave…didn’t matter one bit to him.

 Paranormal Update…

 Next is book 12 Hidden Shadows of the T.B.M.D series. Finally Nia’s premonition comes true, and it’s anybody’s guess who survives it. It should have been out in the beginning of the summer, but you guys know how we writers are; we get sidetracked with other projects lol, and I put out Napoleon’s Gift instead lol.

 Gata; Daughters of Light  

the fourth installment of the A Lite Farie Tale series will be next.

 With the new births, and Dagdha venturing back and forth between the two world, an ancient prophecy even the king didn’t know about has begun. Will Bekan wake from his comma, and if he does is he the reincarnation of Lokie; or has Lyra’s love for him saved him.

 Contemporary Update…

Sands & Spirits.

All Sora wanted was a year of freedom from tenure, academic projects, and the snootiness of the department. When Mina surprises her with a trip to Egypt, not only is she surprised, but ecstatic as well. However the icing on the cake is British Anthropologist Forester Cummings; just those baby blues of his alone could have her digging up things she’d sworn off doing for a long while.

 The next installment  

Grave Reviews; Meghan.

Although Meghan knew Hannah from college and they had been best buds, she hadn’t heard from Hannah since she took the job with the New York Times; so why would the detective show her Hannah’s picture and ask her if she knew Hannah. Meghan had nothing to do with the review world, but the severed ear in the box; said she was in it now! And remember guys, you can find all of my books on Amazon.com from $2.99 and up 🙂

Have an awesome Sunday….

Free All Day Monday, January 27th on Amazon.Com

Everyone Likes Free stuff, and so in honor of “Free Stuff” lol.

I’m offering my book Midna’s Farie Tale; Kailen free!

midnas farie tale

http://www.amazon.com/Midnas-Farie-Tale-Lite-ebook/dp/B008W73V2C/ref=sr_1_5?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1390772353&sr=1-5&keywords=Alexandria+Infante

A Lite Farie Tale Series

Interracial Paranormal Romance
Interracial Woman/White Male
Book 1

Blurb:

Midna knew there was something different about Det. O’Crinnilan from the moment he helped her up from the ground. 

From the way the accent seemed to come and go, to the way her senses seemed to be on overdrive every time he came anywhere near her. 

And Good lawd! 

Those amazing eyes of his. 

But she never would have guessed in a million years that he was a fricken fairy. 

Reviews…reviews…reviews…

Author Alexandria Infante

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

So,

I promised reviews, so now you have them. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had some time to read some interesting reads, and I truly enjoyed myself with many of them. I’m only doing five today, them I’ll hit the next five next Friday.

Drum Roll Please……….

The first is Dark Wolf Rising by Meg Harris

dark wolf risingBlurb: Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister. Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she’s ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it’s discovered that Chelsea’s sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric’s woman for all eternity…if they survive.

This lil diddy was cool to read. Although I am sooo not a fan of Harlequin anything, this was a good read. liked the tension between Eric and Chelsea, but at times I wanted to slap the crap out of Chelsea. She was head strong, but very naive at the same time. Good read 

Dark Season by Amy Cross

dark season Blurb: When Sophie Hart is rescued from a mugging by a mysterious, silent vampire, she discovers that she is part of a dark prophecy. Patrick is the last vampire on Earth, having killed the rest of his species at the end of a bloody war, and he has plans for Sophie. But will she survive?

Very good read, I’m just upset at the end. I didn’t like the abruptness of the ending. I can’t wait for book 2, but I’m still annoyed with how it ended. I don’t usually read books where the characters are in their early 20s, but this was a good book, and I will be downloading the 2nd book for Black Friday lol.

  Vampire Vacation: Just One Taste by Cj Ellisson

just one tasteBlurb: Meet Vivian. She’s a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot — a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true. Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests. Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn’t easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

So this book was good too. I noticed that the author changed the cover and title, so I was confused for a bit, and had to literally go search my kindle for it again to make sure that I had the right information. I liked what I read, but unfortunately it was passed off as a free excerpt, but amazon gives the impression that its the whole book for free. I haven’t downloaded the second part, because although I liked the characters, I’m really not expecting myself to buy the next installment. Don’t get me wrong, it was a very interesting story, it just didn’t pull me like I expected it to.

  Midnight Fire by Melody Anne

midnight fireBlurb: Phoenix Light’s world collapses around her when her dad rushes in the house and switches on the television to see enemy soldiers are taking over their world. Luckily, her father knew an attack was imminent and he built a vast shelter in the mountains for their family, and thousands of others. What the people on earth don’t know is the war is much more than a human take-over. The forces of good and evil are battling and the humans are their pawns. Jayden, A Dark Angel, is a servant of Vyco and sent in to lead the survivors to their death, but the first person he meets is Phoenix and he finds he can’t destroy her. Jayden and Phoenix fall in love in spite of the battles around them and lean on their friends and family along the way. Jayden has to make the decision to choose good or evil. Will Phoenix stay human, or become immortal and join Jayden? Can she give up her friends and family? Will she have to choose?

I kinda wasn’t feeling this one. 

I’m not really into the teen young adult thing, so that’s all I’m gonna say.

 

Next weeks Reviews:

A Cajun Werwolf Christmas

Dane

Pack Mistress

Dark Creations

The One You Love


Happy Reading, and relax, read, and enjoy this Holiday season…:)

Is it Just Me :(

Hey everyone..

How was your weekend?

So, I was doing some more perusing lol, and happened upon this very interesting article written by Sharon Cullars, journalist for the EVANSTON & SKOKIE bulletin post, and thought I’d let you guys weigh in on what she was saying. I agree completely, and nearly wrote the same article for another post in the beginning of the year. Sharon is also a paranormal IR author; so I wanted to see what you guys think, authors and readers. This has been an ongoing topic, because it seems like America seems to think that because of shows like “Scandal” IR Romance authors just started to write. This has been a genre for years before “Scandal” came about, and it peeves me a bit that people seem to think that we IR authors “Jumped on the Bandwagon”.

What do you think?

Sharon writes:

In addition to the visual media now depicting interracial couples as “normal” (thanks largely in part to Shonda Rimes and her stable of shows), there is also a burgeoning genre in literature that only a few seem to know about. Namely, interracial romance novels.

At least one mainstream romance reader in the comments section of a romance book blog seemed taken aback by what she mused was a growing proliferation of romance novels depicting white heroes and black heroines in love matches. She stated:”I’m seeing a lot of white male/with black female genre books out there. Is this the new genre replacing werewolf/MM? I believe in love who you want to love but it worries me when writers jump on a bandwagon and flog it to death…”

Sharon: In other words, the commentator seemed to be suggesting that interracial romance literature is a fad, something temporary.

Her sentiment also seemed to imply that the pairing was an outlier trope.Note her comparison of interracial human relationships to non-human tropes like werewolves. She may be “disturbed” by the “new genre”, but what she is actually witnessing is simply a sign of the times. As more people cross racial lines to love and marry, they, too, want to see themselves reflected in the media, including literature. That certain readers still see interracial relationships as somehow outside the “norm” is unfortunate. However, the times are a-changing and these folks will need to change along with them and relinquish their myopic views of who can and should love one another.

The Winner is???

Winner of the Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn Series Contest Nyclocs.

I hope you totally enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed writing it!!! Congratulations to Nyclos,and to check out more contest and giveaways and the latest on the Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn Series, Trailers, Next Books in the series and updates, check out the site @ http://www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin

Excited

Very excited today,

Just finished two new interviews, one with Jagged Edge, EPIC BLOG INTERVIEW,( posted on 1/6/12) and it was so much fun. I was surprised at my answers to the interviewers questions, but it was great just the same. I’ll let you guys know when the interview goes up so you can check it out, and see how much you truly know about me, tee-hee!
Love y’all.
Oh, p.s. the contest for the free digital copy of Teaching between Midnight and Dawn is still going strong (www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin. got to shout outs) The contest end date is Dec 23rd, so get your shout outs in by then if you want to win. By leaving a shout out, you’re automatically entered for a chance to win. If you have vamp and werewolf fans as friends, this would be the perfect holiday gift from you.
Thanks a bunch