Well Hey! It’s Been A While…

Just wanted to say hi,

I know I’ve been missing in action, but the FB groups…( we’re doing the 25 days of Christmas, giving away over 60 Free E-Books from some of the hottest authors in the Biz) the new catering gig…and the teaching has kept me quite busy.

I promise to show some love every chance I get, and thank you to my faithful few who continue to read the post.

I will definitely be updating soon, especially since the new books are about to hit the scene. Hidden Shadows is already out, for those of you looking for the next installment to the TBMD Series.

Have an Awesome Day Guys!

Catch Ya soon

Marvelous…Wonderful and Entertaining…

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

So,

Due to the fact that I write this blog, I am always solicited by Publishing companies looking to feature authors. I have posted some good ones, but every now and then you find that“Absolute Gem,” and just want to share it.

I found exactly that in Tessa Smith McGovern’s awesome little book ” Cocktails for Book Lovers.”

It is chalk full of these amazing drink recipes, but the awesome part about it is that these are actually featured drinks, that Many of the Greats partook in, while they sat down to pen some of the most prolific works in history.

Now, I am secretly a Jane Austen fan.

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I’m okay with her regular works like Sense and Sensibility,

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Pride & Prejudice, pride (2)

(especially since I’m still waiting for my Mr. Darcy…to softly utter in my ear as we make …well…you get it lol… “Ye have bewitched me body and soul,” lol) but I am more inclined to favor her less known works like,

” A Room of Our Own,” because domesticality was never my strong point.

However, anyone would love to sit down and pick her brain if they could, while sipping on “Miss Austen”s Delight made from:

1oz Gin
1oz Malmasey
2 Maraschino cherries

Equally, not only does Ms. McGovern give you these fabulous drinks, but she also depicts a brief bio capture, to give a little information about the author; encase you’re not like freaks like me who live, teach and breathe literature lol.

This book I highly recommend, because not only are the drinks Delicious, (believe me, I’ve tried a few already lol) but it gives you an insight into the author’s lives, that you might otherwise have never known.

Ms. McGovern features well known authors like;

Anne Bronte
Kate Chopin
Charles Dickens
William Faulkner

Yet, also gives you a taste, (yes pun intended), of some of the most delicious beverages I’ve seen in ages.

Just try Elizabeth Taylor’s, one of the Original Diva’sElizabeth (2)

Pear Smash…

Not only will you be giddy from the alcohol, but the fact that you are sipping nectar from the Book Goddesses & Gods lol.

Try I today, I promise you’ll just love it like I do 😉

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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….

It’s been awhile…

S0ooo,

I’m back after a few months. I’ve had a bit of drama in my life ( I.e. cheating, lying, untrustworthy incredible hot ex boyfriend) so I’ve been away. I swear the greatest gifts you can ever give your significant other is loyalty, trust and faithfulness; these are like the finest, rarest spun silks. I’m a bit melancholy because of that dirty &^%$#$%*&^$#, haha, so if I digress; someone just point it out to me. I seriously need to get rid of my passion for half white/ half Hawaiian men! Lol. If anything, I can say it fueled my interest in a new Contemporary book hahaha!

Thus is the life of a writer. 

Besides my life’s drama, I also just found it hard to write of late. My teaching job has been so hectic lately with that gov shut down, new rules and regulations, and massive amounts of fed funding being cut; I haven’t known if I was coming or going lol. But I’m back to writing.

Historical Romance News…

My newest in the Historical genre will be A King among Thieves, set in 1600’s Scotland. Symphony has been the hand servant to the king, however he was a bit frisky; and now she is pregnant with his newest surviving heir. It doesn’t 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 looked 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 tale end of the 1790s as well I was able to add a bit of piracy here too. Wooho just fun.

It’s Julia’s 18th birthday, and all she wants 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 if she was mulatto, she was Julia’s best friend!

William Aldridge knew after ten years in New Gate, his life needed a change. When he boarded the Marry Ellen he had no idea 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.

These are expected to be due out in the middle of January 2014.

Paranormal…

 

Next is book 12 Hidden Shadows of the T.B.M.D series. Finally Nia’s premonition comes true, and its 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. HS is expected to be released next month.

As well, Gata; Daughters of Light from the A Lite Farie Tale series should be rearing it’s head in Jan as well. 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…

On the Contemporary note Sands & Spirits.

All  Sora wanted was a year of freedom from tenur, 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. But the icing on the cake is British Anthropologist Forester Cummings; just those baby blues of his alone, could have her doing things she’d sworn off from doing for a long while.

The next installment of 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!

Both will arrive at the end of Jan 14, so stay tuned for the news on them.

On Sale…

Also, this month Fire & Ice, Mendacity are on sale for $1.99 @ amazon, so check them out. Grave Reviews; Hannah is on sale for $2.99.

Review Friday…

Stay for my newest reviews on some awesome new authors….

Midnight Fire by Melody Anne

Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd

Dark Season: The Last Vampire by Amy Cross

Just One Taste by C.j Ellisson

Conquest: My Vampire Lover by Riley J. Ford

The Wolf Ring by Meg Harris

If you would like me to review your book, then post it; just send me a shout out to let me know. You can send ebooks, copies, pdfs; to infantealexandria@yahoo.com just put book review in the subject box

Stay Tuned peeps, for the great authors 🙂

 

Them VMA’S…We Can’t Stop…Laughing

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series…

So, I’m sure by now, er’body and they mamma has seen the VMA’S, or at least clips of what actually went on. Gaga was her normal self they say, but the actual show kicker, and the winner in “Ratchetness of the Century,” Award goes to Miley Cirus.

I could not stop laughing!!!

I swear!

The first thing I thought was, “OOH Gurl…No,”


I understand that er’body needs a lil Twerking now and then, but come on gurl, what is wrong with you?

I didn’t actually watch the show, but since I subscribe to most of the popular social sites, I have been bombarded by images of it. The audiences’ reactions are classic, and I just had to put some of them up, encase you guys haven’t seen them.

I could not stop laughing at the Smith family faces. They went from wtf…to disbelief…to Ewww…and finally OMG!

I would sure like to see what Paula Patton thought of Robin and Miley’s performance…

Someone Twitted…

” Alan & Billy…come get yo kids!” 

 

 I mean, c’mon she had to know it was just “Nasty,” lol. I’m all for white girls getting they twerk on, and any other nationally for that matter, but if people are looking at you…like you are living outside yo mind…then there’s a problem, and she should have called it quits after that…

I hate Taylor’s Smith’s music… but I have to agree with her and Selena, this is just ratchet…

   And this was classically funny! If Drake can’t believe it! Then it must be bad when even rappers shake their heads in disbelief…

    To me, “Twerking,” itself is just nasty….I see no dance value in it, but hey…that’s just me.

At least with normal people, there are some consequences fo gettin yo twerk on…hahahaha!

   The whole idea of the dance is…

I may write Paranormal, Contemporary and Historical with a slightly erotic element, but it is done tastefully. There is nothing tasteful about Twerking… and its sad that our young women of today have less and less respect for themselves…

How can you expect men to respect you…when you don’t Respect Yourself…

Anyway….

On to Happier and less ridiculous things…


Next week Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Bennet…

New Book Reviews…so stay tuned…


🙂 Have an Awesome Day!!

Interview with Marianne Petit…

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series…


Well hay guys!


Since the interviews are going so well on the websites… I’ve decided to feature a new author every week on my blog as well. We caught up with Marianne Petit, and she took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to stop by and chat with us for a bit.

Awesome, we’re totally excited to have her…

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     Marianne Petit is a former President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Her love for writing stems back to high school. She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and historical romances, and at the age of fifteen, she wrote a short story for children, as well as numerous works of poetry. Marianne’s love of history stems from her father, Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced her writing interests.   As well, she is the former President of the Melville Lions club, a service organization, which raises money for the less fortunate – especially the sight and hearing impaired.  To Marianne’s credit, Newsday as well as several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit . She was also featured in a TV interview for her time travel novel, A Find Through Time. 

Marianne loves to ski, raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the theater. She lives on Long Island and has been happily married for 34 years. She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a new grandson. 

Interview…


Alexandria: So, Marianne, tell us what inspires you to write paranormal stories?
 

Marianne: What inspires you to write paranormal stories? 

Alexandria: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you? 

Marianne: I wish I could say yes, but sadly no. My sister, on the other hand, has had many experiences. 

Alexandria: If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be? 

Marianne: Hmm…well, since my fantasy, Amulet Of Darkness just came out and is still on my mind, I’d say a deity with powers. 

 Alexandria: How was your publication experience? 

Marianne: Getting published took tooooo long, with way too many rejections, but when you hold your book and see your cover and name it’s worth all the heartache. 

Alexandria: Can you give me one of your ‘aha moments’? 

 Marianne: When I realized what was missing from my life….writing and telling stories. 

Alexandria: When did you first decide to write your first book? What was it like? 

 Marianne: When my father died suddenly I decided life was too short not to fulfill your dreams, so instead of just saying” one day I am gonna write that book,”  I went and found a writers convention and dove right in. Best thing I ever did! 

Alexandria: Did you have support from your friends and family? 

Marianne: My husband supported me from the beginning and is my biggest fan.  The women in my critique group, who are my dear friends, keep me going. 

Alexandria: What is the biggest influence on your writing? 

Marianne: When I was young, I read historical romances and I decided I wanted to write with that genre in mind. I love researching American history so my first book, A Find Through Time, stemmed from those historical books. 

Alexandria: What obstacles do feel new authors have yet to overcome? 

Marianne: Getting over rejections and pushing forward no matter what others say about your work. 

Alexandria: How do you connect with your African American, Native American, Latina and other ethnic readers? 

Marianne:  Well, when I wrote my time travel a Native American woman critiqued the story and thought I was also Native American, so I guess I did ok. 

Alexandria: How do you find the time to write?

 Marianne: I am lucky; writing is my job and my passion so it’s not difficult for me.

 Alexandria: What advice do you have for other authors who want to begin writing in your genre? 

Marianne: You have to love your plot and characters no matter what genre you’re writing, and read the kind of stories you want to write so you have a feel for how that genre plays out. Also, join a critique group and be willing to take advice and make changes when more than one person makes a suggestion.

Alexandria: And Lastly Marianne, what is your favorite book and why? 

Marianne: I have to be honest, I don’t have a favorite. I have read so many good books by wonderful authors. But, my favorite genre is historical westerns especially Native America love stories with a dreamy hero! 

Alexandria: Now, to the New book, tell us about it.

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 Marianne: 

Amulet of Darkness

In a land where creatures shape-shift, a blind man sees, and where believing in your gut instinct can save a life, a Herculean hero matches wits with a beautiful huntress.
Cyrenne’s life is pledged in servitude to the deity of the forest. She believes in obeying the deities, remaining chaste and that her abilities, as a warrior, are better than any man. When she catches the attention of the Storm Deity, and refuses his offer of immortality, he punishes her by besetting fear upon her. Her comrades die when she is unable to fight. She swears she shall not return home until she proves herself worthy and she sets out on a journey of redemption.
Gareth has always hated the Upland deities. He has no use for a woman dedicated to them, and who looks better in armor than most men do. He believes his gut instinct is always right, the deities are always wrong and a woman’s place is in the home, any home but his. When the spirited woman with the iron resolve saves his life, they set out on a journey that takes them through uncharted territories where love teeters on the edge of danger. 

Sounds just awesome Marianne, we had a blast chatting with you, and feel free to stop by any time!!

Thanks a Bunch 🙂 

Also by Marianne Petit: 

 rebecca ghost and…a find thru time

 You can Find Marianne Petit @ http://www.mariannepetitbooks.com/

Amazon.com, so check out these cool reads.

 

Next Week…

Interview with Richard Stephens & Salty Tails…

On Contemporary Romance w/Flava http://www.contemporarylove.webs.com

Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Barrett.

Well Hay!!!

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.

This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series…

 

So,

 I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, and for all my faithful subscribers I am soo sorry.

I’ve been having some family issues with my 70 year old mother, it’s time to look for assistant living, and it’s been utterly trying. But on to happier things. This week’s Reviews!!! Yeah!

Side note: I will never trash an author, even if I didn’t mesh with their work. I have love for my fellow authors, and people just do not understand how hard it is to write, and envelope your audience into your world. If I didn’t mesh with a book, I will tell you, but please check it out for yourself, because as my father used to say, “Las opiniones son como los culos, todo el mundo tiene uno,” translations, lol, opinions are like assholes, er’ body got one 😉

 I have some juicy tidbits for you guys, and I am quite sure you’ll love them.

The first in our line up today follows: I was extremely surprised Lol.

 

Paranormal Fantasies: A Promotional Collection of 14 Erotic Supernatural Stories

Annabel Bastione, Brandy Corvin , Adriana Rossi, Cassandra Court, Jessi Bond, JJ Collins, Layla Cole, Lorelai Phoenix, N.S. Charles, Polly J. Adams.

  Paranormal Fantasies This is a collection of 14 juicy little short stories, which will delight, surprise and amaze you. Now, being a novice in the Erotica world, I must say, I couldn’t help the blushes. I sat reading this while I was waiting for a doctor’s appointment, and the guy across from me kept staring at me. It was hysterically funny, because I could tell that he certainly had a clue as to what I was reading, and when he got up to go in to see the doctor, he gave me a little smile.

Anyway, the collection has some very well written shorts, and if I had to say what my favorite was, it would be Blood and Black Leather, by Cassandra Court. I’m not well versed in the BSDM genre, my only other reads being Eden Conner’s Wildly Inappropriate, and V.L. Lewis’ Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, but I will definitely keep an eye out for more in this genre. I loved it. This collection is full of erotic fun, from BSDM, to M/MMFMM/M/M/M/M and then some. If you want a tawdry little read before bed time, this is where it’s at; and I say tawdry in a hella good way. You can best believe my 6’4 Hawaiian & White Hunk of a man was pleasantly happy that night! 

Lol.Check it out guysJ

 

Summons: A Goblin King Prequel: Novella (Shadowlands) [Kindle Edition]

Shona Husk

 goblin king I tried this one, because it was free on Amazon, which I am just loving the free-ness lol. However, I had a hard time with it. I actually didn’t finish it. I won’t actually review it, because my opinion shouldn’t sway anyone from what they think might be one of the best reads they’ve had in a long time. Unfortunately, we just didn’t mesh. But I do invite you guys to read it for yourself, you might actually love it, then we can chat about it, and you can tell me what you liked about the book, so I can give it another chance. 

Fatal Deception [Kindle Edition]

By S.R. Burks

fatal deception I liked it, however I was a bit stuck on this one as well. It started out with a bang, but I sorta got stuck like I said. I won’t review it, because it could just be me, but like I said above, please read it guys, because it might truly be an awesome read just out there waiting; and then we can talk about it.

 

 Dark Wolf Rising (Harlequin Nocturne) [Kindle Edition]

Rhyannon Byrd

 dark wolf rising  I really liked this one, it had action, a great love interest in the two main characters, even if Chelsea could be stubborn as hell, and a bit annoying at times. I loved Eric. He was a wolf, a girl could sink her teeth into. I also liked the fact that this is a series, and we get to see the entire Blood Runners’ stories, and how they came to be in the next installments of the books. The story was very interesting, compelling, even if Chelsea Smart made me want to pull my hair out, I still couldn’t put the book down! 

Bravo Ms. Byrd, and I can’t wait for Mason’s installment. The classic thing here, is I never read Harlequin, and actually make fun of it in my book, Midna’s Farie Tale lol, but I won’t be doing that any more, and it is totally because of Ms. Byrd’s awesome book.

 Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 1)

by Felicity Heaton

 her dark angel  Okay, so I had heard so many good things about this book, and really wanted to read it. It started with some interest, however, fell short of what the author was aiming for. That is totally my fault that I didn’t get her concept. I won’t review it, because maybe it’s me, and not actually the book. You guys check it out, and let me know as well.

 

 Next week…

Next on my list of Reviews…

Coming soon…

 Paranormal:

The Wolf Ring by Meg Harris

the wolf ring 

My Vampire Lover by Victoria Embers

 My vamp lover 

Dark Season by Amy Cross

 dark seasons 

Contemporary: 

Billionaire Boy’s Club by Simone Holloway

 billionairs boys clun 

Blue Collar Boys: Service Calls by Aria Hawthorne

 blue collar boys 

Dapper Carter’s Eight Rules of Dating by Alan Mitchell

book cover daper 

Paranormal Faè:

 

The Glass Wall – ( The Glass Wall Series – Book 1) by Madison Adler and Carmen Caine

 the glass wall 

Sneaker, Sandals, & Stilettos: Fairy Tales for the Well-Heeled Princess by Natasha Deen

sneaker

Also, author interviews still going on at the websites, so check out some awesome authors there as well. Working on Hidden Shadows as we speak guys, and it should be out before Christmas, as well as two new historicals, and one new contemporary.

 

Happy Reading…

Until Next Week….:)