I still can’t believe I got an invite to Lori Foster’s Reader Author Get Together. It was even more amazing than I hoped it would be, as you can tell by this video right here, I had a good time!
I also enjoyed the power of being a Queen for the day.
It’s really amazing how many people will jump into action to help you when you’re wearing jewelry on your head!
***Funny story moment! A couple of weeks ago during the Royal Wedding I drooled over Lindsay Emory’s gorgeous crown. I decided I needed a crown (why didn’t I have a crown??) and since I needed a costume for our Alice in Wonderland themed breakfast, I should get a crown! I spent two days saving crowns on Amazon and finally decided on this one. Here is a picture of Lindsay in her crown. I BOUGHT THE SAME ONE AND I DIDN’T EVEN KNOW IT!
(Isn’t she gorgeous!?)
But I digress. Here are some more fun pictures from RAGT18! The readers were so incredibly warm and welcoming. The other authors were equally sweet and great to hang with. Violet Howe and Sloane Savage did an amazing job of organizing our breakfast! I hope to be back next year.
In keeping with our Read What You Love theme we’ve got more sales and good news for you, book lovers! First off: MY VERY GOOD FRIEND LINDSAY EMORY IS IN ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY!
Her upcoming book, The Royal Runaway is listed as one of their top books to read and I am so proud of her and this book! It’s amazing! You can see the article here.
Now, onto the sales! (*As always, these prices are good at the time of posting and you should always verify before purchasing!)
7 Dirty Lies is on sale for 99¢ through WEDNESDAY 5/23 ONLY!
Take the Lead is on sale for 99¢ through TODAY (5/21) and $1.99 from 5/22-5/25
And the sequel, Dance With Me, is on sale for $1.99 through 5/25 as well!
Linger is 99¢!
Are you signed up for my newsletter? Starting tomorrow and every Tuesday after I’ll be releasing a new episode in my brand new serial, Reckless Kiss! Sign up here.
We here at Alexis Anne believe you should read what you love, but book hoarding, while amazing, is also expensive. So this week we’re bringing you a selection of books that are free or on really amazing awesome-sause sale. Get your one-click fingers ready and #readwhatyoulove!
*please remember that these prices were good at the time of posting and to double check before purchasing!
Tease by Alexis Anne: FREE!
Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker: FREE!
Also by Tamsen (and several other amazing authors):
Rogue Hearts by Various Authors: 99¢ through 5/17
Caged in Winter by Brighton Walks: FREE!
Taking Chances by Aria Glazki: 99¢ through 5/13
Loving the Secret Billionaire (an Alexis Anne top pick for reclusive billionaire crack!): 99¢
Bad For Her by Chrisi Barth: 99¢ through 5/20
Resisting Santa by Lindsay Emory (a Mistletoe Key book!): CRAZY PAPERBACK SALE! Only $3.12! I have no idea how long this will last!
Happy reading! I’ll be back soon with more great deals. In the meantime…
And if you haven’t yet, now is a great time to sign up for my newsletter. Starting next week I have a brand new story releasing every Tuesday! (And if you sign up now you’ll get the link to the story I just finished! Bonus!)
Today is the day, dear readers! Zoe, my quiet writer, gets her happily ever after with Erik, my quiet leader. They complimented each other in ways I didn’t expect when I first started writing, but that’s part of the fun of writing. No matter how well thought out your characters are, no matter how much you’ve plotted, once the words start flowing they take all your preparation and create something all on their own.
Please check out the blurb and then grab yourself a copy! And please let me know what you think when you’re done! Last Fall is available in ebook (with the cover you see above) and in paperback.
“Last Fall was a simply gorgeous slow burn of a romance! Erik is a caregiver by nature and his patience waiting for Zoe to become comfortable in her own skin and with him was breathtaking. As a reader, you know he wants so much more, but he places her well being first at every turn. I also really enjoyed watching his interactions with the team and his family . . . he really is a great big old Papa Bear!
Zoe’s character is beautifully broken. She left an abusive situation and created a new life for herself. She’s got amazing friends and a very successful career, but is completely gun shy when it comes to going back into a relationship – especially with an alpha male of any kind. She refuses to feel owned or controlled again in any way, and rightfully so. Watching her learn to trust and open up to her feelings for Erik is like watching a flower bloom. This couple works so well together that even though it’s a slow burn, it’s an amazing tale as they find their way to one another.
I also want to give a shout out to Alexis Anne for the book’s ending. When Zoe needs Erik more than ever, she gets so much more than she ever could have imagined – it is like something Zoe would have written in one of her own romance novels!
5 stars for this completely heartwarming romance!”
My dark, dirty, sweet, reclusive billionaire is on sale for the holidays!
Cosmopolitan (yes *the* Cosmo) called it “Very erotic” when they featured it on their website! Check out what readers are saying:
“This story has soooo much, and kept surprising me! A secret affair (with lots of sex), dirty & complicated, but also an intensely sweet & deep romance.”
“Awesome storyline with fantastic characters, love, heartache, hot sex, violence and one heck of happy ever after you must read.”
“This book was SO well written. Alexis Anne knew these characters inside and out and portrayed them beautifully. One of the most satisfying reads ever!”
Amazon AU: http://bit.ly/1kwxswm
Amazon CA: http://amzn.to/1MljU1v
Amazon UK: http://amzn.to/1iFInm0
Want more? Of course you do!
Check out these great books on sale, too!
A Time to Fall by Jess Vonn (Free in KU)
The year is winding down and I’m looking ahead at 2018. Authors are always thinking about their next project and that’s the topic of my Friday chat this week.
So what will 2018 hold in romance? I’m hoping a new wave of romantic comedies that focus less on falling in love as the solution to life’s problems and more focus on an improbable journey. One filled with laugh-out-loud but relatable moments, reminding us all of our humanity, and in the end, make us all really happy.
I want the warm fuzzies, but without the sickening sweetness of too much fluff. Maybe I’m an outlier. There’s certainly a massive following for the Hallmark channel. And there’s nothing wrong with the fluff. If you like your romances fluffy, more power to you!
But I like mine with some reality thrown in. I want to feel like just maybe this could really happen if the right ingredients mixed together. I want to relate to the characters and see myself reflected back at me. I’m not sweet or fluffy, but I do love a feel-good romance filled with funny moments.
Dear 2018, can I have that, please?
I have so much to tell you guys so instead of burying you under a pile of information I’m going to break it down into a BEST OF NOVEMBER list! Woot! Let’s get started!
Summer Heat is FREE!
For a limited time I’ve made Summer Heat free! Why? Well, I’m playing around with some behind the scenes stuff on the business end. You’ll see that the book is now listed as Book 1 in the Wild Pitch Series, a spin-off of the Storm Inside series.
Nothing has changed. The book is still #5 in my mind, but Summer Heat, Night Games, and the upcoming Last Fall (Zoe’s book) can also be considered their own little series, so I’m testing out having these three books as a spin-off. Basically I’m making it less intimidating for readers who haven’t tried the series.
So if you haven’t grabbed the book yet…do it now! And then join my reader group on Facebook! We’re doing a read along! I’ll be in there everyday to answer your questions, share fun facts about the book, and give away some prizes!
Mistletoe Key: a Hallmark movie you can read!
The holidays are fast approaching and a lot of us are ready for some Christmas cheer right now! Guess what? We have that for you! My writing group decided to start a “World” where we could each bring our talents and flair to the page. Thus, Mistletoe Key was born: a tropical island where Christmas is celebrated year round!
Lindsay Emory kicked us off with her funny, sweet, holiday book, Resisting Santa! Next week Alexandra Haughton brings us Blue Christmas, and then this spring Julia Blake and I will bring you two more installments! (And I’ll have a sneak peek of mine in just a couple of weeks!)
Get Resisting Santa now!
You want more? Okay. I can do that! Here are some holiday freebies for you to enjoy!
Allina Hemphill’s been (unsuccessfully) set up by her parents too many times, but when her mother’s scheming puts Blane Douglas in her sights on Christmas Eve, she finds she’s more than happy to steal a kiss under the mistletoe.
This Christmas, Mollie Embry feels like a misfit toy. When her parents announced their divorce over Thanksgiving leftovers, it rocked the foundation of her life—even though she’s almost thirty, not six. By refusing to take sides, she finds herself with nowhere to go for the holidays. Which is fine by her because the magic of the season has lost its sparkle.
Reluctantly, Mollie agrees to join her best friend’s little family celebration—it’s better than spending Christmas alone. But when their party grows by an unexpected number at the candlelight Christmas Eve service, it’s a blast from the past who just might be able to help her put the spark back in the season of love.
My Favorite Book This Month
I’ve binge-read all of Autumn Jones Lake’s books this month. All. Of. Them. It started with Bullets and Bonfires. Her video ad totally hooked me in. Hot alpha cop? With a crush on his childhood BFF? Who needs his help (but doesn’t want it?) SOLD. And then I had to read everything. This month she released a two-part story that I devoured. These two books are my favorite in the series and I think you all will love them. Autumn writes about sweet alphas who love and respect their women. While most of her books take place in an MC, it’s the kind of MC we’d all want to be part of (if we wanted to be in an MC.)
Check out Bullets and Bonfires
All of my other favorite things…
This month I’m crushing on:
MOVIES: Thor: Ragnorak. It was amazing and fun and the soundtrack is awesome!
TV: The Expanse (watch Season One on Prime) it’s a scifi, but it’s a mystery, but it’s kind of a western, and in season 2, a little bit of a horror. It’s amazing!
MUSIC: Imagine Dragons. We’re taking our oldest to his very first concert! Ahhhhh!
PODCAST: Lindsay Emory created a book club you can listen to! She has an amazing lineup of guests. Check out Women With Books!
I’ll be back real soon with more excitement! There is a lot happening right now! Including that Mistletoe Key short preview I promised at the top…stay tuned!
Hello lovely readers! Have you missed me? Now that I’ve reached the end of my current writing spring I hope to be around on the blog again! But before we get ahead of ourselves lets celebrate 7 Dirty Lies! Here’s what early readers are saying:
“Falling in love has never been so wickedly good.” – Isha Coleman
“5 stars for 7 Dirty Lies. I have discovered a new favorite author in Alexis Anne!” – The World Was Hers For the Reading
“I have fell in love with Alexis’s style of writing and she has weaved me in her web….one-click now!” – Vicky, Goodreads Reviewer
“If you are looking for sexy romance this is your book, series and author!” – Rockstar Book Muse
Lily Lawrence (Elizabeth’s little sister) finds love when she least expects it…
It was right out of one of my movies:
Tropical island, sexy single man, two hot nights of nameless passion.
Except instead of falling into each other’s arms, we went our separate ways, never to be seen again.
Of course I thought about him all the time. The way he laughed, the way he saw right through me, the way he took no shit as his strong hands roamed my body. If there was one night I could repeat, it would be that one.
I never expected to see my mystery man again.
Fast forward to my new movie set and the handsome property owner. Yep, same guy. Same sexy, sexy guy. Our chemistry is still off the charts but there’s one tiny problem: he doesn’t trust me.
Okay, so I skipped a few important details. I don’t blame the guy. But they were just little white lies. Unfortunately if I want that movie-perfect ending I’m going to have to set the record straight…and hopefully have a little fun in the process.
“There were so many scenes I found to be epically stunning in this book. That first meeting, waterfall scene, the barn scene, the office scene, the beach scene near the end, the epilogue… but even more than that the perfect symmetry between the love story between our two protagonists and the love story Lily is performing as leading lady of her current film was pure, literary genius. I loved it.” –Katy and Zetti’s Book Ramblings
Get Night Games Now!
Wes and Carrie are finally here! A little twist on my usual second chance story in the series, these two have a very special place in my heart! I hope you enjoy it!
Baseball’s biggest player is about to get played…
I love women and women love me. It’s not my fault I’m irresistible.
Okay, I may be a little cocky too. All I have to do is post a picture of myself shirtless with my cat, Snickers, and the women flock to me. A selfie, a smile, and I have them in bed—but never in a relationship.
Until Carrie entered the game.
She may not know it, but she owns me. And I’m not letting her go.
What do you get when you throw two relationship-phobic party animals with great big gooey hearts together and make them fall in love? Night Games of course! Because we wouldn’t want Wes and Carrie to fall in love without torturing each other first, now would we?
The latest stand alone in The Storm Inside series is pretty straight forward. We have Wes Allen, the sexy internet sensation of a star catcher for the Jacksonville Waves. He loves women, pranks, and being the center of attention. In the other corner we have Dr. Carrie Anne Walker. Super professional surgeon to the St. Pete Mantas, party girl by night, badass by day. She takes no shit and has fun making people squirm.
And what do two fighters do when they start to fall in love? Play games instead of feel their feelings of course! But as the stakes get higher, the games get dirtier . . . until there are no take-backsies!
Baseball’s biggest player is about to get played.
I love women and women love me.
It’s not my fault I’m irresistible. Okay, I may be a little cocky too. All I have to do is post a picture of myself shirtless with my cat, Snickers, and the women flock to me. It probably helps that I’m good with my bat and balls.
A selfie, a smile, and I have them in bed—but never in a relationship.
Until Carrie entered the game.
She may not know it, but she owns me. And I’m not letting her go.
I’m a professional. No, not THAT kind of professional. I’m an orthopedic physician for the St. Pete Mantas and my job is everything. I love the game and I love my players … but I never fall in love with any of them. Especially not players like Wes. Especially Wes.
He thinks life is one big game.
One sexy, romantic, and sometimes sweet, game that’s left me confused and little bit worried…
I may have actually fallen for the ultimate player.
I’ll have to beat him at his own game if I have any shot at walking away with my heart intact.
*Cover design by the fabulous Lexi at Romanced By The Cover!