Lexi Ander

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Thank you for taking some down time and spending it with us. Let’s start this off with a beverage. We have coffee, tea, some sort of juice (I think it’s been in here a few weeks) and soda. What would you like?

 Lexi: Thank you for having me!! I would love some coffee with some sugar and fat free creamer. Mmmm. Thank you.

Can you tell us a little bit about yourself?

Lexi: Let’s see, my favorite foods are Mexican and Indian, I’m terrified to swim in the ocean, and I would love to live someplace with lots of snow. I want a snowmobile. J Although, convincing my husband to move to a cold location maybe a little difficult.

When you received news that your manuscript had been accepted what were the first words that fell from your mouth?

Lexi: “Oh my God! They took it.” Alpha Trine is very different, so I was stoked the manuscript was accepted.

What forces brought you over to the MM Genre and what made you want to write it?

Lexi: I used to read a lot of ménage, MFM. I always thought it strange that two men were so focused on the woman. They would be best friends with this unshakeable bond and yet never touch each other sexually. When I finally found my first MMF ménage I loved it—and wondered why the female was necessary. After that, the search was on for a romance that didn’t include a woman.

Would you care for some cookies? We have chocolate chip, peanut butter, oatmeal with or without raisins and a package of mystery ones. We have cake too. Your choice.

Lexi: Oh! Oh! Oh! Can I have a slice of Black Forest cake? That would be so awesome!

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How many hours a day do you spending writing?

Lexi: It varies. If I’m on a roll then I can spend upwards to 12 to 16 hours. On average, around 8 hours and on my really slow days about 5.

Do you write right through or do you revise as you go along?

Lexi: Well, the first draft is always hand written. At about 10k I’ll type it up but revise as I go before I write the next section.

When it comes to plotting, do you write freely or plan everything in advance?

Lexi: Both, it depends on the story. On longer stories or series, I’ll keep a loose outline of what needs to be accomplished but I don’t outline each chapter.

Of your characters do you have a favorite and why?

Lexi: Believe it or not, in Alpha Trine the geeky side of my loves a side character, the Orion named Rhee. He’s not even remotely humanoid but sort of like an armor plated octopus. A serious badass. If I thought anyone would be interested, I would write him a romance. But I acknowledge the fact I’m probably the only one who likes Rhee that much. Now, the romantic human in me adores Zeus. He’s a different species from his family and his people but he loves them completely. He’s a man of honor who isn’t afraid to lay his life on the line. When he chooses to love, he loves completely.

Writers often go on about writer’s block. Do you ever suffer from it, and what measures do you take to get past it?

Lexi: I haven’t suffered writer’s block, so far. On the other hand writer ADD…

Do you have a particular spot in your house that you call your comfy zone? (The place where you write.)

Lexi: The big chair in the loft is my favorite place. My husband calls it “the nest”.

When you’re in the mindset to write, do you put a sign up that warns others not to disturb you while at work?

Lexi: No, I just snarl when the husband asks the same question three times in a row because I didn’t answer.

How would you describe your sense of humor? Who and what makes you laugh?

Lexi: Oh, my sense of humor. It’s all over the place from dark and morbid to Monty Python puns.

What is the most frequently asked Lexi question?

Lexi: I don’t know. The one that pops in my mind is, “When is the next one coming out?”

What are you working on now?

Lexi: Freebie for GoodReads LHNB event of a historical Scottish laird and book two in the Valespian Pact, Striker.

Writing is obviously not just how you make your living, but your life-style as well. What do you do to keep the creative “spark” alive – both in your work and out of it?

Lexi: Coffee table books. I’m obsessed with the oversized books with topics that range from lost civilizations, obscure mythologies and legends, or source books. I also read outside my genre, usually non-romantic urban fantasy.

What kind of books do you like to read outside of the MM Genre?

Lexi: Jim Butcher’s Dresden Series, Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series, some Dean Koontz or Jamie Hoag to name a few.

Pick one: Scientist, Astronaut, Retail, or Horse Trainer-

Lexi: Horse Trainer

Aside from writing, what else do you enjoy doing?

Lexi: Reading and gardening

Any special projects coming out soon we should watch for?

Lexi: Working on a new idea, Druids of Sanctuary, an alternate universe urban fantasy. I’m also working on the world my short story, The Awakening of Amanra, is based in.

Can you please tell us where we can find you on the Internet?

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lexi.ander.9

Website: http://www.lexiander.com/

Blog: http://lexiander.blogspot.com/

Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/lexiander1

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LexiAnder1

It was a pleasure having you here with us today. Please come by and let us know how you’re doing from time to time.  Thanks!!

The Valespian Pact, Book 1: Alpha Trine by Lexi Ander


Title: The Valespian Pact, Book 1: Alpha Trine
Author: Lexi Ander
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Pages: 156
Characters: Zeus, Dargon, Alpha
POV: 3rd
Sub-Genre: Science Fiction, Romance, Series
Kisses: 5


Blurb:

The sole survivor on a science vessel adrift in deep space, Zeus was adopted by the Emperor and Empress of the Mar’Sani, though he is both human and blind, and seen by most as unfit to join the royal family. Though they were able to repair his vision, Zeus does not trust his eyes and the nobles of his parents’ court refuse to ever trust a frail human.

Dargon Kal-Turak, along with his symbiote and lover Alpha, command one of the most dangerous ships in the stars. Narrowly escaping a trap, they dock in a space port to make repairs, but find that the Psionics hunting them are closing in fast. In desperation they kidnap the port Master Mechanic, unaware that the man they’ve brought on board is more than he seems, and will bring far more upheaval to their ship, their lives, and the stars than any of them could have imagined.

Review:

When I started this book, I didn’t quite know what to expect. I knew it was a science fiction/romance and that’s about it. As many of you probably already know, I love all types of romances, and well-written science fiction ones seem to really stick with me for some reason. Writing this type of theme can’t be easy because of all of the world building the author has to do and yet, they still have to be able to make us relate to beings that aren’t always easy to identify with. But I’m thrilled to say that Ms. Anders did a great job at pulling this reader into the complex, interesting worlds that she created. AND she still managed to write a book with characters who not only were unique and well-written, they were also likeable men that I really enjoyed reading about.

The tricky thing about writing a review for a book like this is to not give anything away, so I’m going to tread a little lightly on the description of the book. The blurb does an outstanding job at describing the story, so I thought I’d write about why I loved this book and why I recommend it.

As I mentioned earlier, I really loved the characters in the book. Although Zeus and Dargon (and Alpha) are the main heroes, this story is filled with many descriptive and fascinating characters that kept me glued to the story itself. Both Zeus and Dargon have issues they must work through. Zeus has a questionable heritage that kept me guessing and Dargon has his own interesting quirks that are revealed as the story continues.

What I liked about Zeus was his devotion to his family. He has a lot of honor and strives to live his life to make his family proud of him. Although he isn’t blood related to them, it doesn’t matter. He loves and is loved by them as if he truly was part of their fold. When Zeus loves, his love is an unconditional one. He is a fighter, but there is also a softness about him that makes him easy to relate too. Most of the time, Zeus never does anything without thinking things through. Even when he and Dargon begin to form their relationship, he is determined to make sure that this is the right thing for all of them. I loved his zest for life, his intelligence and his drive to do the right thing.

Although I loved Zeus, Dargon was a very interesting character that intrigued me almost as much as he did Zeus. He’s a fighter and he is also determined to do what is right. Although he wasn’t crazy about his attraction toward Zeus at first, I enjoyed watching him fall crazy in love with him. The other thing about Dargon that fascinated me was his symbiote companion, Alpha. You’re really going to have to read this book to truly understand their relationship. Because of their bond, where Dargon goes, Alpha will always be with him. They are best friends, lovers and because of their connection, will always be together. The thing about Alpha is: He’s not really physically with Dargon. It’s more of a spiritual thing…have I confused you? Probably. But since I don’t want to give anything away, you’ll HAVE to read this book to see what I’m talking about.

If you’re a follower of this site, you already know that I’m not a menage fan. I normally avoid them at all cost. This has always been a personal preference of mine, and although Dargon and Alpha are already together and bring Zeus into their lives, it didn’t read as a typical threesome/menage relationship. There was something very sensual and soulful that formed from the bond they formed together. I really loved it, so I urge any of the other readers who do NOT like menage based romances, to give this one a try. Believe me when I say there is something very special about these men being together. I thought their relationship was beautiful, sexy and I couldn’t help but really root for them to work through all of the obstacles between them and work it out.

Because this is the first book in The Valespian Pact series, there are many unanswered questions at the end of the book. When I finished reading it, I found myself immediately hoping that Ms. Anders would put my out of my misery and publish the second book in the series soon. In the end, I feel very invested in this story and the people it’s about, so I can’t wait to read more about them.

Alpha Trine is a well-written, adventurous and very sexy romance from start to finish. I can’t wait to see what Ms. Anders has in store for both her characters and her readers next! This story had everything I love about reading romance and more, so it is a very easy book to recommend.

Highly Recommended!

Reviewed By: Gabbi

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Twin Flames by Lexi Ander–Now in Print

Tristan Janick is a Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, an average Warrior of Anat. He has found his Twin Flame, the one person who’s supposed to love him unconditionally. Betrayed, broken, and dying, he dissolves the sacred bond and leaves.

His best friend, Ushna, vows to guard and protect him, always close but never touching. Waking up from his half-life after a hunt gone badly, Tristan realizes he’s in love with Ushna and sets out to seduce him.

Ancient secrets and lies are revealed, setting off a chain of events that tests not only Tristan and Ushna’s love, but challenges their ability to stay alive when creatures of myth awaken, and absent Gods walk the Earth once again.

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Release Date: 09/07/2013

Genres: Action/Adventure, Cowboys, Fantasy, Gay, Paranormal/Alternate World, Romance, Suspense/Mystery, Werewolves

ISBN: 9781622320271

Word Count: 39900

Page Count: 224

Cover Artist: Lee Tiffin

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Dreams of the Forgotten by Lexi Ander–Now in Print

As Tristan and Ushna build a secure infrastructure for their rapidly growing tribe and family, Tristan is plagued by dreams he barely remembers. Factions and enemies threaten to destroy the peace they wish to build, even as Tristan keeps his condition under wraps from all but those closest to him. Amidst it all, Tristan struggles against the urge to bind Ushna to him because Ushna already has a Flame waiting for rebirth. Tristan would do anything to protect that bond, even if it means losing Ushna in the next lifetime. Unless, he remembers his dreams of the forgotten.

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Release Date: 09/07/2013

Genres: Action/Adventure, Cowboys, Fantasy, Gay, Menage, Paranormal/Alternate World, Romance, Suspense/Mystery, Werewolves

ISBN: 978-1-61495-983-0

Word Count: 63000

Page Count: 348

Cover Artist: Lee Tiffin

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Songs of the Earth by Lexi Ander–Now in Print

Tristan Janick, Prince of the Lycan race, wades through a life of lies and secrets. Hurt by a Goddess who is supposed to protect him, Tristan learns a valuable lesson in trust. Desperate to protect his consort, Ushna, from a growing number of dangers, he prepares to face the worst even as he hopes for a safe future for his family. When a murderer escapes and targets Tristan and Ushna, their small tribe must come together and make a stand.

 

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Word Count: 49400

Page Count: 270

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Surrounded by Crimson by Lexi Ander

The day is drawing close for the birth of heirs of the Wolf Throne but Tristan and Ushna have to leave the safety of their ranch and travel back to Georgia and Tribe Enkidu to attend the trial of Craig Stoler’s followers. Tristan claims his birthright before the Council of Five and demonstrates he power before the elders. An attempt on Ushna’s life makes Tristan reevaluate his stance on claiming and they plan to leave for home sooner than anticipated for the longer they stay in Bahbelle, Georgia, the more danger gathers around the royal couple. There are those plotting and planning how to kill Tristan and steal his family. Even the assistance of a Goddess might not save him.

CONTENT ADVISORY: As part of a series, this title has a HFN ending.

Release Date: 5/18/13

Cover Artist: Lee Tiffin

Genres: Action/Adventure, Cowboys, Fantasy, Gay, Menage, Paranormal/Alternate World, Romance, Suspense/Mystery

ISBN: 9781614959373

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Never Again by Edward Kendrick
Blurb:

During the Civil War Joseph Moncure, shifter and newspaper owner, lost the only man he ever loved and he vowed it wouldn’t happen again.

Cal Gilbert, a homeless veteran of the Iraq War, found a purpose in life when he created ‘Rebuild NOLA’, an organization which refurbishes derelict houses for the homeless.
Joseph, tired of purveying the news, decides it’s time to find somewhere else to channel his time and energy. When he learns about ‘Rebuild’ he joins the organization, despite the instant antipathy between him and Cal.

Antipathy turns to grudging respect then friendship between the two men. Now Joseph must decide if he can once again allow love into his life after swearing ‘Never Again’.

Excerpt:

“Joseph, you cannot continue like this. For one thing it is quite unhealthy and…”
Joseph rounded on his sister, eyes blazing in anger. “You do not tell me what I can and cannot do.” He returned his gaze to the wooden coffin that held the remains of the man he had loved with all his heart and soul.
“I warned you. Didn’t I warn you? Never fall in love with a human. It can only end one way. They are fragile. They die. Naturally or unnaturally, they die and leave us behind to grieve.”
Now, his look baleful, he returned his attention to her. “How does one stop one’s heart from loving, Elizabeth?”
Seeing the pain he was in even though she couldn’t understand it, she said gently, “You don’t place yourself in the position to meet anyone who is not”—she spread her hands, searching for the right words—”who would not be right for you.”
He scrubbed a hand over his face to wipe away the tears. “Would you have me live in seclusion? I doubt that is possible with the war being waged around us. The humans are everywhere. Besides, my job…”—he ran his fingers over the coffin—”my job requires me to interact with the humans.”
“By all that’s holy, Joseph, sell the damned paper. There are more than enough people who would love to own it, to use it to follow their own agendas for reporting the war.”
“Precisely. Their own agendas. I make certain it tells the whole story, the true story of the war.” He bowed his head over the coffin, whispering, “I promised him I would, just as he promised he’d…”—a sob wracked Joseph’s body—”he promised he’d return. I should never have allowed him to cover that battle. I should have… have sent someone else. Anyone else but him.”
Elizabeth stepped behind him and wrapped her arms around his shoulders. “He would have hated you for doing that—for trying to protect him.” She pressed a kiss to the crown of his head. “For a human, he was insanely daring.”
“He was,” Joseph whispered. “It was one of the reasons I loved him. He would dare anything. He dared to be with me, to love me, in spite of what I am.”




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Title: Araton’s Destiny (Celestial Justice 1) by Serena Yates

Blurb:

What if you’re a guardian angel and fail to do your job?

Araton has been a guardian angel for less than a century when a moment of distraction causes his human charge to be hit by a car. He expects to be punished – and is surprised to find out there is room for leniency – and even a new job. Will he be any better at being a Christmas angel?

Jake is a former pro-football player whose knee injury has prevented him from fulfilling a lifelong dream. He turns his attention to extreme sports instead. When he falls into an ice cave during a solitary trip just before Christmas he believes it is the end of the road for him. Nothing short of a miracle will save him…

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Unforgettable
By
Lee Brazil

Ian Kerr dreams of the blue-eyed gaze that met his in a strange, still moment on the field of battle. Brodick MacFarland, young and inexperienced, yet old enough to fight for his clansmen, saves a wounded man left for dead by his kin. Now, five years later, Brodick is a trained physician and an adult who knows his own mind. Fortunately for Ian, the clash between the clans still rages on, leaving Brodick fair game. Will Brodick come with Ian of his own accord or will this educated warrior continue to evade capture?

EXCERPT

Thunder awoke Ian Kerr from a restless sleep haunted by troubled blue eyes. He wanted to reach out to the owner of those eyes, tell the man that it would be all right. “All right,” he mumbled, forcing heavy lids up. His head felt thick and his vision blurred.

Lying still, he forced himself to assimilate his surroundings as his head and vision slowly cleared. The floor beneath him was earth, the wall he lay against as well. A fire crackled nearby, providing warmth and a dim flickering light. His belly rumbled loudly, echoing the thunder.

Last he’d known, his brother Andrew, and Agnes MacFarland had left him to cover their retreat. How had he come to lie in an abandoned shepherd’s bothy? Still, it was out of the storm that raged outside, and for that he was grateful. A savory scent lingered in the air, and Ian shifted upright to find the source of that enticing odor.

“Ahh” Agony seared his chest, and he clutched at it, marveling as his fingers found a neat row of stitches. The pain jolted his muddled brain and memories fought slowly to the surface. “The battle…” The damned MacFarlands had left him to die on the roadside when one of their untrained whelps landed a lucky blow with sword he’d been scarce able to lift.

“Aye, easy there.” The soft burr drew his gaze to a thin man in a MacFarland tartan kneeling near the small fire. The youth filled a bowl with pottage and crossed the small space between them. The voice was familiar, the figure strange.

“Where am I?”

“Boden’s old place. I couldna get ye any further from the road. Wasna safe to take ye to the farm.” When the youth knelt and offered him the bowl, Ian was struck by deep blue eyes, the steely blue of the sky before sunset, set in a fine boned face, beardless, thin, fragile nearly, and very familiar.

“Ye’re a MacFarland.” He reached automatically for his blade, though the stripling was hardly threatening in his appearance. Memories stirred of the recently fought battle. Those were the eyes from his dream… “I remember ye from the fight. Ye were in Andrew’s bride’s guard.”

Laughter lurked in the blue eyes before the youth ducked his head. “I’m Brodick MacFarland. Agnes is my sister.” His cheeks flushed slightly, though it could have been a trick of the flickering fire.

Brodick returned to the fire and filled another bowl of pottage for himself. Ian surveyed him cautiously. His instinct said the other man was no threat…but their families were at war. “Ye fetched the doctor for me?” Silently, he ate a few bites of pottage, studying the slim figure, the thin chest and wiry arms. This was no warrior, though he could plainly see the man wasn’t as young as he’d first thought.

Brodick met his gaze again. “I sewed ye up meself. I’m a student at Aberdeen. I’m sorry if ’tis no’ perfectly done. But I didna dare let anyone know you lived.”

Ian nodded. “Why?” This youth hadn’t participated in the mild battle; Ian’s injury had been caused by a startled looking stripling who’d vomited into the heather and thistle at the roadside immediately afterward. Ian’s clansmen had left him, their need to escort Andrew’s bride to safety most urgent. He caught a sidelong glance from Brodick, and something in the darkening gaze sent a flicker of heat to his groin. Clan MacFarland was known for beauty in a land where brawn was prized, Ian wouldn’t have been so smitten with the sainted Agnes, but this one was different…special. Where the other MacFarlands shared his creamy pale skin and plump rosy lips, instead of the deep auburn hair the rest of the MacFarlands sported, this one had been graced with a wild mane of black curls, cropped at the shoulder. Ian’s fingers itched to bury themselves in those curls, to test their silky appearance with his fingertips.

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Blurb: 

The day is drawing close for the birth of heirs of the Wolf Throne but Tristan and Ushna have to leave the safety of their ranch and travel back to Georgia and Tribe Enkidu to attend the trial of Craig Stoler’s followers. Tristan claims his birthright before the Council of Five and demonstrates he power before the elders. An attempt on Ushna’s life makes Tristan reevaluate his stance on claiming and they plan to leave for home sooner than anticipated for the longer they stay in Bahbelle, Georgia, the more danger gathers around the royal couple. There are those plotting and planning how to kill Tristan and steal his family. The assistance of a Goddess might even safe him.