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Interview with an Author Featuring Kim Alexander

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Kim Alexander! Best selling author of the New World Magic and The Demon Door series.

Hi Kim! Tell us a bit about yourself.

Okay! I’m originally from Long Island NY, but I spent my growin’ up years in Fort Lauderdale, back when it was the center of the world for hot trash during Spring Break. I went to the University of Miami and majored in Communications, which qualified me for a job at Radio Shack. Instead, I went to work at a bunch of radio stations up and down the Florida Keys, and I finally settled in Key West, where, according to the police report, I had a great time. After that it was off to Washington D.C. where I do not work for the Feds (neither do any of my friends–D.C. is a real city with real people!) I worked at Sirius XM Radio for many years, helping to program Book Radio, where my only job was to read books and interview authors, and go to places like Comic Con. Did I like my job? <sob> it was okay...All good things came to an end with a generous severance package, and for the last seven years I’ve been writing full time. I live across the street from the National Zoo– I can see into the Children’s Zoo from my window, and we can hear the lions and monkeys! I have a fabulous husband, two weirdo cats, and despite <flails around at, well, everything> life is pretty good. (I sure wish the zoo would reopen, though.)

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Yes, I began writing stories about animals when I was just six or seven. It never occurred to me it could be an actual job until fairly recently.

What time of the day do you usually write?

Because I am desperately lazy, I wake up late and usually write from noon to four or five. I find diminishing returns after that, and usually have to do a lot of repairs. And even though it doesn’t involve sitting at my desk, I do a TON of work while I’m waiting to fall asleep. Something about that relaxed state allows dialogue to flow, and I just do my best to remember it the next day. Pages I write in my head at night are almost always the best parts of my books.

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

Oh, you mean the all important staring-out-the-window phase? A lot. But I find that I learn so much once the actual writing has begun, and I start to ask the interesting ‘what if’ questions, which you really don’t know until you learn more about the characters. I guess that makes me a world building pantser?

Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

I had just completed my epic fantasy series The Demon Door, which ran four books and something like 455,000 words. It had over 40 named characters, two vastly different worlds, and two timelines (NOTE: DO NOT DO THIS.) My follow up was Pure, a first person, contemporary, fast paced paranormal romance, which felt like a cool drink of 35,000 word water. Of course, the follow ups to Pure keep getting longer–I can’t help myself!

Who is the author you most admire in your genre?

Too many to name, and I’ve gotten to meet and interview so many of them. But I have to mention Peter Beagle (see question 7!) I was working at Wonder Con in San Francisco waaaay back in 2011, doing my author interviews. To my amazement and delight I managed to score a few minutes with Peter. Five minutes before our meeting, I got a call that my mom, who had been quite ill, was going into hospice. I was on the opposite coast and there was no way to get a flight, so I stayed. I told him what happened (because I was obviously distraught) and he put his hand over mine and told me she knew I would be there soon. I have so much love for him, not only for his immense talent, but his kindness.

Favorite book when you were a kid.

Funnily enough, it was The Last Unicorn. I’ve said elsewhere I have the copy I got when I was a kid, from like 1968. It’s utterly in tatters but I pretty much have it memorized. This book (along with the tapestry of The Unicorn in Captivity) became the inspiration for Pure.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

That they are all reasonably priced and available now! Also I did the narration for Pure and The March Effect, and I’m very proud of them. And when I say I would love to hear from you (YOU!) about my books, other books, cats, food, gardening, etc, etc, I am not kidding. Let’s chat!

Thank you Kim Alexander for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her books today!

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‘A unicorn walks into a bar….’
That is not a joke.
Look, I’m a bartender, I have nothing to do with the xenos. I don’t care if it’s an elf or a vampire–as long as they don’t bother me, I steer clear. I have my reasons–you can see them in the scars on my neck.
I never wanted to get involved. But my life changed for the second time when I saved the life of a unicorn. I made an enemy of something old–old and evil, and whatever it was, it’ll be back for another try. I also made a friend when I decided to help March. He’s only been a human man for a day. I’m responsible for him now. He’s my friend…and maybe something more. Maybe a lot more.
It doesn’t matter to me that he isn’t magical anymore. I don’t care if he’s not PURE.
But he does.
From best-selling author Kim Alexander, a modern fairy tale of magic, love, and redemption.

Kim Alexander grew up in the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten rum-soaked years as a DJ in the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an angry fish, and her extremely patient husband who tells her she needs to write at least ten more books if she intends to retire in Thailand, so thank you for your patronage.

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Elemental Enchanters Series

By Carrigan Richards

~Synopsis~

Falling in love isn’t the only problem for Ava Hannigan.

When seventeen-year-old Ava discovers that she can breathe underwater, she’s disappointed. She wanted to be normal and dreads the day of her initiation into one of the most powerful covens of Elemental Enchanters. She has fallen in love with a human, which is forbidden, but she has such a strong connection with Peter, the only other person who knows what it’s like to grow up motherless.

Ava and her friends never expected to be caught up in the middle of a three-hundred-year-old war. Devon wants revenge against the humans for killing his master. Xavier, a ruthless witch, is building an army for Devon by spellbinding several students into becoming dark Enchanters. After Xavier realizes Ava and her friends are Elementals, Devon will stop at nothing to have their power. Xavier threatens Ava, attempting to coerce her to join them, but when she refuses, he kidnaps Peter.

Ava must seek help from her coven to defeat Devon and accept her life as a witch in order to save Peter and protect the humans.


Holiday Books To Read!

Hello and Happy Holidays!!

I have put together a list of holiday themed books for you to enjoy all cozy by the fire.

The best part is they are all on sale for $0.99! 

Enjoy and Happy Reading!

Christmas on the Rocks

by Michelle Dare

~Synopsis~

Shaine

It’s Christmas in Cringle Cove. Somebody save me.

This place makes me crazy with all the decorations. But one thing makes being here even worse: my ex-boyfriend. In fact, he makes me regret ever leaving the house.

One wrong step and I fall—hard. Who’s there to save me? None other than Max. Seeing him again brings back so many memories. One, in particular, brings tears to my eyes—the day I ended us.

He’s all I think about. All I see. And he wants me back.

However, returning to Max means choosing a road I never thought I’d take again.

Maxton

I always know when Shaine’s home on break from college. Every part of my being goes on high alert the second she enters Cringle Cove. She was once mine, but not anymore.

That is until I find her on the ground in pain. Ice happens.

With her suddenly near, I have to fight the constant urge to wrap my arms around her and kiss her. We aren’t the same people we used to be.

We have a lot to work through. Hearts to mend. If Shaine is my Christmas gift, it’ll be worth all the pain.

This will be one long week.

 

Winter Games

by Victoria Renteria

~Synopsis~

He was an Olympic Gold Medalist. 

She was his best friends sister. 

Together, they started a love affair that would shock a nation. 

Brooklyn Myles was returning to her hometown after college with no clear direction in life—but she gets more than she bargained for when a cruel twist of fate sends her long-time crush calling.

Hayden Jaxon had a competitive snowboarding career, six gold medals, and women falling at his feet—except, it wasn’t enough. He wanted more, and his heart wouldn’t settle for anyone but her.

Can Brooklyn survive her brother’s best friend? Or will she be another victim of his winter games?

What the Elf?

by Kate Benson

~Synopsis~

Abby
After my sister and I lost our parents, life has been up in the air.
The only thing we’ve been able to hold onto is our pact to spend every Christmas together, avoiding it like the plague.
That’s exactly what I’m doing when a deliciously dimpled man introduces himself the first day I arrive in Cringle Cove.
There’s nothing wrong with making a friend, right?
Until our easy friendship turns into a hellacious crush and a favor bred from nightmares.
For the first time ever, I’d kill for a Christmas miracle.

Dex
For someone who loves everything about the holidays, mine are sure getting off to a terrible start.
The worst part?
I promised my ex I wouldn’t tell a soul we’d ended things until we’re far away from Cringle Cove.
At least I’m in the most festive town in the country.
If everything else goes to hell this week, I’ve got that.
I’m hiding out in a coffee shop when I see Abby.
She’s awkward, sarcastic, and obviously miserable here.
I’ve never wanted anyone more.
Keep a promise to your ex in exchange for a happy holiday?
What the elf was I thinking?

What the Elf? is a multi-POV standalone with content intended for mature readers.

 


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Unseen Trials: An Unseen Factions Novel

By Katy Rose & A.G. Belle

~Synopsis~

**A reaper, a warlock, a titan, a vampire, and a shifter walk into an arena….
No this isn’t a joke it is my life as of last night.**
For over a century I had been fine with just existing, however fate had other plans….
Now I am headed on a mission to complete my family’s legacy. Compete in the Unseen Trials and become a Faction Authority. Sounds simple enough. Until feelings and mates get involved. Will we learn to work together to accomplish our tasks and ride to glory, or fall and lose everything? Only one way to find out….
All love goes through trials…

UNSEEN TRIALS is an 65,000+ in length Reaper Reverse Harem Epic Fantasy Romance with some steamy scenes. This book deals has adult sexual scenes and language. Recommended for 18+ Audiences.


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The Dead Boy’s Club

By Rue Volley

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“This is a STANDALONE paranormal young adult book that will transport you back to when you first fell in love with the genre. For fans who love Beetlejuice, Twilight, The Addams Family, and Goosebumps.”  The only good club is a dead one.  Fifteen-year-old Harper J. Ellis lives in Juniper Hollow, a hotbed for paranormal activity. Here the dead outnumber the living ten to one, and strange occurrences are a way of life. Most of the residents choose to ignore the odd quirks of the small Victorian town.

But not Harper.

She’s perfectly content to spend her days in the graveyard, reading paranormal romance books at the foot of a tombstone. Like many girls her age, she obsesses over boys. However, it’s her taste for all things strange and unusual that prompt her to start a club.

A pulse isn’t required, but a flair for ghoulish fun is.

Care to join?


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Pieces of Me 

By Carrigan Richards

One second. 

Seventeen-year-old Corinne has everything. Her life. Family. Friends. Boyfriend. But in that one second, she loses it all. Now she’s left with harrowing nightmares. Hallucinations. And panic attacks that seem to come out of nowhere. She tries everything to take the pain away, but there’s only one option she sees as a true way out.

When Corinne is sent to live in a psychiatric institution, she doesn’t want to talk. It’s pointless. They can’t help her. But slowly Corinne opens up and wants to remember what it’s like to be happy so she begins reliving her past life to her doctor. She knows she can’t live in the past, but she sees no future and is faced with the hardest decision of her life.


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Juliette had never felt so torn in her life. Torn between two men.

The man she has loved almost her entire life, and her desire for a man she hardly knew.

 

She knew the difference between right and wrong. Wanting him was every kind of wrong imaginable, and no matter how hard she tried she could not justify her desire for him. So the answer was simple.

 

There was no doubt about what the right thing was for her to do. The only problem is, he’ s not letting her go that easily.

 

 

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With a move of his hand, he brushed over the swell of her breast. Both of them moaned at the same time as their need exploded to new dangerous, uncontrollable heights. His lips were moist and warm, and his kiss was hard and heady. It woke feelings inside her she never knew existed. It was carnal desire in its purest form, something she had never experienced before. The way he kissed her, the way he touched her, and the way she reciprocated with the same amount of heat. It was passionate, it was amorous, and it was…disastrous.

“Knox…” she managed to whisper while he continued to ravish the skin below her ear.

“Don’t,” he said breathlessly. “Don’t you dare fucking say it.” Kissing his way up her neck, he stopped, and his lips hovered over hers. The warmth of his breath moved across her lips, and she shivered.

“Don’t you dare tell me to stop, Duchess, because there is no way in hell I would be able to.”

 

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Cameron Taylor is young, handsome, obscenely rich, and a rock music God. He is also a train wreck, and has only known privilege his entire life. Unscathed by his lifestyle of partying with a healthy dose of womanizing, his world is about to come crashing down around him when he comes face to face with the woman he thought only existed in his dreams.

Upon discovering she is not merely a figment of his imagination, Cameron can’t shake an unrelenting feeling of fate and destiny stepping into his life. He stops at nothing to discover who the woman from his dream is, and what significance she holds. Focused only on his new obsession, Cameron redirects his energy from the music party scene to the new love of his life, Sarah Thurston.

Unaware this “angel”, is the center of his life being turned upside down, Cameron soon finds himself forced to keep his relationship a secret, and through a bizarre turn of events, winds up arrested. Once on top of the music world, he now finds himself having to choose between his bandmates and woman he hardly knows.

Following several strange and unforeseen turn of events, Cameron finds himself at the precipice of his life. Has he really fallen this far, this fast? And can anything save him, or have his poor choices finally caught up with him?

The answer may lie within a source he never considered before…

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Jennifer is a Registered Nurse who went rogue. As good as she was at starting IV’s, she enjoys writing the down the stories in her head even more. Most of the time the characters won’t shut up until she has them down on paper.

Jennifer can often be found with a glass of red wine or prosecco in front of her computer. When she’s not creating, she enjoys being outdoors hiking, bike riding, snowboarding, and camping.

Jennifer has a very dry sense of humor, and should never be taken too seriously. She loves to hear from her fans, and even those who aren’t and would love to hear your opinion on her books.

Jennifer writes romantic suspense/thrillers including: A Shot in the Dark, Into the Light, The Surrender Trilogy including Surrender, Shattered, and Saved and her newest release, Wrecked.

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Kasi Markson has been in the public eye since she was a small child. Her father is the founder of Markson Aviation, a top name in the private jet industry. When her parents go through a public divorce battle, she is shoved into the spotlight. Now in her late twenties, she lives a comfortable life, but likes to keep the media at a distance.

Radek Cole is a retired Air Force officer who agrees to a last minute job. He flies the rich and famous around the country in their private aircraft. Kasi needs a pilot for her upcoming trip and Mr. Cole comes highly recommended. Little does she know that one encounter would change everything.

Kasi has an immediate and intense attraction to her new pilot and is used to getting what she wants. Initially, he turns down her advances, but her skills of persuasion are no match for him. Unfortunately, the media won’t leave them alone. What Kasi doesn’t know is that she isn’t the only one who has a public past.

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Can one phone call change everything? For Kasi Markson and Radek Cole, it does.

The day Kasi receives a call from an unexpected person, her world shifts. That one call puts into motion a series of events that brings old friends back into her life and opens up a wound she tried hard to bury.

Kai Sabata is the lead singer of the rock band Stars and Lies. When he shows up on Kasi’s doorstep with his bandmate, Lee, secrets are revealed, relationships are forever changed, and the media has once again focused their attention on her.

After all that she has been through, Kasi knows she can’t fight the battle alone. Radek is the one man who sets her body aflame and makes her feel loved like never before. His decisions leave her wondering if she truly knows the man she shares her bed and heart with. Will he stand beside her and fight, or leave her when she needs him most?

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Michelle Dare is a Jersey girl living over the border in Pennsylvania. She started out as a reader, then became a book blogger. She loves the book community and thought she’d try her hand at writing. She writes romance.

She is a married mom with two wonderful children and a German Shepherd that she considers her third child. She is a lover of books, music, and movies. Her favorite band is Maroon 5 and has too many favorite movies to list. Paranormal romance is her favorite genre to read.

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