Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Releases/Tummy Tremors

You probably know about the Alaska Heat Wave…we’ve got 4 authors with new releases within about 10 days. Two debut authors (Kianna Alexander and Juniper Bell) and two of us who’ve done this before (Shea McMaster and me!).

Soon it will be my turn.

Maxwell’s Fall
comes out August 26 from Ellora’s Cave (don’t you love the slick bit of shameless self-promotion I nudged in there unnoticed?). Maxwell’s Fall will be my 24th story Ellora’s Cave has published and you know, my stomach still gets in little knots on release day. For some reason, I assumed it would become old news…ho-hum, another book came out today. Hasn’t happened yet. Each time I have a new release, I sit at my computer waiting for people to write and say they bought it, read it in one sitting and loved it. (It’s my fantasy and I like to dream big!). Or, heaven forbid, they write to say “it’s not as good as _______” (insert book title here).

That’s the part that makes my stomach tremble. Okay, it hasn’t happened (yet!) but I’m an author. I think we’re insecure by nature. It’s part of the job description, right?

Which means that most authors are probably sitting at the computer on release day wondering who is buying their book and what will they think. So I guess I’ll just join the crowd…tap, tap, tapping on my keyboard waiting for the world to respond.

Don’t forget…Maxwell’s Fall comes out on Wednesday (I’m not even trying to slip that one by you). It’s a sequel to New Year’s Kiss and Summer’s Caress, m/m/f werewolf romance. You met the twins in Summer’s Caress. Max goes to Alaska to check on his brother (Jax) and winds up involved with his brother’s woman. And best friend. It’s really quite fun. Go to for more information or check it out on the Coming Soon page of Jasmine-Jade. (

And don’t forget to sign up for the Alaska Heat Wave contest. You could win a free ebook from one of the four authors. Send an email to to enter! And check out Maxwell’s Fall on Wednesday!

Have fun!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Happy Release Day!

Happy Release Day!

How hot is the Alaska Heat Wave? So hot, you might find yourself lounging on a pink sand beach, diving into turquoise water, doing naughty things with a sexy stranger! You might take a trip to beautiful Cat Island, where you encounter a mysterious man who calls himself the “Extremist.” Who is he, and why can’t you resist him? How does he manage to push your boundaries and bring out a sensual side you never knew existed?

Only one way to find out: Enter the Alaska Heat Wave contest for a chance to win The Extremist, a debut novella by Juniper Bell. Or you can visit her Web site for a blurb, excerpt and a buy link. The heat is on. Crank up the air conditioning and let the Extremist push your boundaries...

And that’s not all… What an amazing day for AKRWA. It’s also the release day for Six Foot Hero by Shea McMaster, the sweeter side of Morgan Q. O’Reilly. Sometimes a woman needs a hero. For Nicole Dahl, a vacation in Alaska brings unexpected trouble, and only one man can help her, a hero who’s six feet and smokin’ hot. You can find a blurb, excerpt and buy link here.

We’ll give you a couple days to cool off, but temps will rise again on August 20 with Kianna Alexander’s debut novel Skye’s the Limit. So enter the Alaska Heat Wave contest now and join the fun!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

New Releases Begin Tomorrow!

The heat in our Heat Wave is about to go up a few dozen degrees!

Tomorrow kicks of the first two of four new releases for AKRWA authors and we couldn't be more excited!

First up is Debut Author Juniper Bell and her novella The Extremist. Be sure to check out the excerpt on her website and then follow the link to Liquid Silver books. The Buy link will be live tomorrow, Monday August 17, 2009.

Also releasing tomorrow is the re-edited, improved, with a new publisher, Six Foot Hero by Shea McMaster, the sweeter side of Morgan Q. O'Reilly. An excerpt is now up at Lyrical Press, and the Buy link will be live tomorrow as well.

And if you want a chance to get these books and two more for free (the Grand Prize), or one of the four new releases (Four second place winners), send an email with your name to

Welcome to the hotter side of Alaska. Find out why our volcanoes like to pop off every once in a while.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Hi, all
Thanks for coming to the grand opening of our new blog. We're glad you stopped by. We are the Alaska chapter of Romance Writers of America, a diverse group of wordsmiths who write everything from erotica, to sci-fi, to suspense and historicals. And through it all, we laugh together, crochet together, and support each other.
August is an exciting month for us, as we have four new releases coming out in a ten day span! All that toiling away at our computers paid off, and now you, the reader, can reap the benefits. Below you will find the information about our current contest. Good luck, and happy reading!

It's an Alaska Heat Wave!

Enter to win one of the four new releases!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive a copy of all four books.

Four more will win one of the four books in a random drawing.

Send your name to

You may be added to the mail lists of the four authors and AKRWA, but you may unsubscribe at anytime. Names will be drawn randomly from all entries.

Contest begins August 10 and ends August 31, 2009

Brought to you by

The Alaska Chapter

of the

Romance Writers of America

AKRWA is a non-profit organization and reaps no monetary reward from this contest

Kianna Alexander