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Reading in Bed With Alexis Anne: Episode 1

Last year I decided it would be a lot of fun to lure my favorite authors into my favorite reading space: my bed. So this summer while I had my writing group trapped in a house with me I did just that! In this first episode I give you a quick update on me and then Lindsay Emory crawls into bed with me, flashes some leg, and reads us the first chapter of her brand new release, The Royal Runaway!

Things to know about this episode:

  • We flash many legs

  • She reveals a secret about how the book came to be!

  • We discuss how to pronounce her Dreidish words (hint, I get them all wrong!)

  • We get to hear the first chapter from the author herself!

  • We both wear crowns

You can connect with Lindsay on her website LindsayEmory.com and on your social media platform of choice! (I love her Instagram!) The Royal Runaway is out now, so grab a copy!

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My Shelf Monday: Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker!

IMG_3602Hey gang! Guess what? My Shelf Monday (#MyShelfMonday) is back for the next few weeks! I've missed this segment of my blog and I'm so happy to have a bunch of great books to share with all of you! First up is Personal Geography by Tamsen Parker! The first book in a three book series, Personal Geography is romantic, suspenseful, and pretty much everything I look for in a romance. I relate to the heroine, I want the hero to be real, and I desperately want their happily ever after.

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Tamsen did a great job of leaving me wondering where things were going, all while weaving a very interesting tale. These characters are dynamic and different from your normal heroine/hero combos. Things I enjoyed about this book and series:

  • Beta dominant hero! Yes, you read that correctly! Our hero, Cris, is a dominant, but he's also a beta (which in the land of Alexis Anne is equivalent to finding gold.) For more on the breakdown of Alpha/Beta/Gamma characters check out Dear Author, Olivia Kelly, or my personal favorite by Suzanne Brockman.
  • Dueling personalities = finding your person = finding yourself along the way. I have serious soft spots for people with dueling personalities. In this case we have Cris, the dominant beta, but we also have India, the strong independent woman who lets it all go in the playroom to be a submissive. She has to have both as she navigates her life or nothing makes sense. It's in the course of navigating these personalities that Cris comes into her life, helping her see herself in a new way, and putting together puzzle pieces of her life that she has been unable to piece together before now. He doesn't do it for her, but he is integral in helping her over the wall she's put up in her life. This is my crack.
  • Interesting characters. Nuff said.
  • Sexy times that are well researched and demonstrate a careful and respectful attitude toward sex, power dynamics, and BDSM. Really, I can't say enough about how well researched this book is. Yes, there as stuff that made me hide the book under the bed. Yes, these are flawed characters who make bad decisions from time to time, but Tamsen carefully walks us through the steps of psychology and action.
  • Enough fantasy to let go and enjoy, mixed with enough reality to make me feel connected to the characters ands story.
  • Cris's house in Hawaii. WANT!

Now for the fun! I have this paperback copy Personal Geography up for grabs! To enter to win, simply comment with your favorite season (Fall, Winter, Summer or Spring) on this blog post, the Facebook post, Twitter, or Instagram. One random winner will be selected from the entrants on Tuesday, September 8th, 2015.

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