Exciting things coming soon!

Hey there, Ryders! Alexa here with another update.

The first three books of the Panthera Chronicles are now available at a discounted rate as part of a box set! I always love making box sets: this one has over 243,000 words to keep you satisfied. This set contains all of Troy and Andi’s story, and will get you prepared for the series as it continues on. Politics, sexy times, and assassins, galore!

Work is progressing on Eli’s book, Conflict of Interest. I haven’t revealed the cover yet, but the header picture gives you a pretty good hint at what we’re looking at. My beta readers have really been enjoying this one, and this is by far the book that’s been the most fun for me to write in my career as an author. Counting my fantasy pen name, this will also be my tenth book written total, so it feels rather special to me as I enter the double digits.

We have a release date! On or around August 31st, depending on Amazon, you all shall have a book! And it’s a steamy one, guys. Honestly. These two are horn dogs in all the best ways. I’m barely half-way done with the book yet and there’s already been… uh… five steamy scenes so far? I can’t wait to share it with you.

While we’re here, I can share Conflict of Interest’s blurb with you. When I reveal the cover, I’ll share an excerpt or two as well.

It’s not every day you’re given a second chance, and Eli isn’t about to waste his.

Born the second child of the Panthera ruling family, his sole duty is to protect his sister and her reign. So far, he’s done a piss-poor job of it, but all of that’s about to change. Eli’s been handed a way to track his sister’s would-be assassin and he’ll follow her anywhere, even into the forbidden Human territories. 

The penalty for trespassing? Death.

Brenna serves her brother and their Pride as spákona, though the Lioness considers her visions of the future a curse, not a gift. If it weren’t for a vision that linked her Pride’s survival with that of their age-old enemies, the Panthers, she wouldn’t bother with the lesser cats at all. But even her foresight can miss things, and when her brother orders her to join the team hunting Andi’s assassin, Brenna finds there’s more to lose than just her life on this trip.

The Pantheran prince hunts not only a killer, but Brenna’s heart.

After Conflict of Interest, I have a few ideas of where to go next. We could head over to the Pride’s lands and start the Leonis books, we could continue in Panthera to Sasha and Lita’s book, or maybe work both ways, with a novella starring Tobias coming out. Who doesn’t love a silver fox?

Either way, I’m hoping for another release in November, but life being what it is, who knows? I’ll be temporarily moving from part time at my day job to full time to cover a co-worker’s maternity leave, so busy times are afoot! What an exciting time to be alive.



All the Things

Hey there, Ryders!

So. I promised you the next book here in March. I figured I’d go ahead and let you know what’s going on in my neck of the woods.

My adorable Great Dane puppy, Kyla.

First of all, I brought home this adorable distraction January 28th. Everyone that has met her has assured me it most certainly is a crime to attempt to get up, write, or work when this little angel has fallen asleep in my lap. It’s not my fault. Honest. Super cute. Much soft. Like velvet.

Ahem. Right.

In any event, last week was a really trying week. I had a surgery scheduled for March 12th, but changing jobs and insurance hassles and everything being what they are, I was in jeopardy of not only having to reschedule my surgery but perhaps changing doctors and not getting approved for said surgery in the first place by a different doctor. Cue massive levels of stress. I was going to work on that on Monday.

Then my sink sprung a leak and flooded my house with about an inch of water. Did I mention that last week was really rough? There’s nothing like pulling out your silverware drawer and setting it on your table and just watching the water drip out of it to throw you into full-on despair. It took me three days, but my house is nice and dry and back to normal. I think water parks are forever ruined for me now, though.

I wrangled with the insurance gods Thursday, and won. Huzzah!

Then, Friday happened. Friday, I found out my mother, whom I share a number of health issues with, was diagnosed with breast cancer. We’re waiting on results to come back, but we’ve caught it early; they’re only thinking Stage 1 or 2. And yes, Stage gets capitalized, because Cancer sucks. But my mom’s a fighter, so I’m sure we’ll get through this.

Needless to say, stress is the #1 killer of creativity, and cleaning up after a house-training puppy doesn’t make one feel very sexy, so I’m now dreadfully behind on Lesser Victory, the last book of Troy and Andi. However, I do have pretties for you to look at!

The surgery I’m having is pretty invasive, and I’m going back to work sooner than I really should, because, you know, money is helpful to feed a growing Great Dane puppy. I’m not really sure what it’s going to do for my writing schedule. I’m planning on starting back up again about five days after surgery, which is the time I should be weaned off of the pain meds if all goes well. Writing while intoxicated is not good writing, darlings.

With luck, I should finish writing Lesser Victory in March, which will line us up for April publication. The first five chapters have already been through my editor, who plans on editing in chunks as I get them to her. That’ll lessen the amount of work, and, therefore, time required after I finally type ‘The End.’

After that, I’ll give you guys a choice: do you want to see book 1 of the Leonis Chronicles, following Chase and his Pride, or would you rather see Eli’s book? I can’t quite say who his partner is yet, because you guys haven’t met her. She makes her debut in Lesser Victory, and spoilas! Let me know in the comments below, or shoot me an email or some love on Facebook.

PS: I’ve already written the first chapter of the Leonis Chronicles. The first book doesn’t have a title yet, but that’s semantics ^-~

T-1 Month and Counting!

We have 25 days to go until launch, and that means I’m getting pretty excited! Work is progressing on book three, so all of Troy and Andi’s story will be available for you in the month of February. Exciting! A Queen’s Trust will also be featured on a book blitz through Xpresso Book Tours, so keep your eyes open for that, as well. If you have a book blog and would like to sign up, click here.

Status report wise, A Queen’s Trust is fully edited and formatted and uploaded for preorder. Royal F*ckup, book 2, is fully written, with edits to be completed next week. Formatting is a breeze, then it’ll be up and ready. Lesser Victory is still very much in the production stages, but coming right along.

For those of you wanting a taste of Troy and Andi, here’s an excerpt from Chapter 23 of A Queen’s Trust: