Please give a warm welcome to Alexandra Ivy, I am so excited to have her on BLH today! I am a huge fan of Guardians of Eternity series.
The first romance novel I remember reading was
Lord of the Far Island by Victoria Holt
I write romance because
I fell in love with love. The excitement of the first glance, the thrill of discovering a soul mate, the wonder of building a life together.
If I weren’t a romance novelist I would be a
College professor teaching English.
The most romantic place I’ve ever been was
Love at first sight is
The meeting of the minds and then the hearts.
The most romantic movie I’ve ever seen is
Pride and Prejudice
The most romantic gesture I’ve made or witnessed in real life is
My husband surprising me with a trip to New York for our anniversary
The stereotypes or clichés I try to avoid in my writing are
The helpless woman in constant need of rescuing
Are you active in your local RWA chapter?
There is none in my area.
Are you active in any local community based organizations?
Yes. Missouri RWA
Are you involved in any book clubs?
How would you describe your writing style?
Can you think of anyone that directly influenced or inspired it? Horror combined with humor…inspired by Buffy!
TOUR GIVEAWAY DETAILS:
Alexandra is giving away the following prizes on her tour:
GRAND PRIZE: 1 - $50.00 Gift card to Amazon
RUNNERS-UP: 2 - winner will receive a $10.00 Gift card to Amazon or B&N (winners choice) OPEN TO INTERNATIONAL READERS AS WELL. (International winner will get Amazon gift card)
When Darkness Comes (Guardians of Eternity #1)
It's been a hell of a day for Abby Barlow. In just a few hours, she's survived an explosion, watched her employer die, had a startling dream, and now she finds herself in a seedy Chicago hotel with the sexy, unearthly Dante, a man she both desires and fears. For 341 years, Dante has stood as guardian to The Chalice, a mortal woman chosen to hold back the darkness. A terrible twist of fate has now made Abby that woman. Three hours ago, Dante would have used all his charms to seduce her. Now she is his to protect. And he will do so until his very death. A terrifying plan has been set in motion, one that will plunge Dante and Abby into an epic battle between good and evil - and a desperate race to save their love...
IS HE HER MORTAL ENEMY
Lady Shay is the last of her kind. Half human, half Shalott, her blood is a precious aphrodisiac to vampires, who consider it more precious than gold. Though Shalotts are renowned assassins, a curse held over Shay lands her on the slave auction block, where her fate is uncertain
OR THE MAN WHO WILL RISK IT ALL
Viper, the beguiling chief of a deadly vampire clan, can't explain his longing to possess the beautiful Shalott who once saved his life, but now he is free to do anything he wants with her. Strangely, while he desires both Shay-s blood and body, he wants her to surrender willingly.
TO SAVE HER LIFE?
A hidden evil has been stalking Shay since she left the slave market with Viper. It is an evil that endangers the very existence of Viper's kind, and there's no reason he should court such danger just to protect a Shalott. But the love he feels for Shay is enough to make him willing to go to hell and back if it means spending an eternity with her in his arms.
Darcy Smith always sensed she was different from everyone else - if only she knew how different. Possessing a secret strong enough to end an entire race of demons, Darcy unwittingly becomes a pawn in an epic battle between the vampires and the weres as she discovers a new world filled with ecstasyand dark passions...Consumed with lust for Darcy, Styx - the Anasso of vampires - will do everything in his power to keep her out of the lair of Salvatore Giuliani, the deadly leader of the weres. But protecting the woman he loves could cost Styx the ultimate price...Salvatore Giuliani knows time is running out for the weres. Pushed to the brink of extinction, he will stop at nothing to make Darcy his ultimate conquest and queen - for she alone holds the key to his survival. But which of these men can Darcy truly trust? For all it takes is one bite to plunge her into a lifetime of servitude - or a lifetime of pleasure…
Two hundred years have passed since Anna Randal gave herself to Conde Cezar in a night of relentless passion. Since then, Anna has become filled with unearthly power she can't begin to comprehend. And the sexy, charming vampire responsible has eluded all of her efforts to track him down, until now...
Cezar's blissful encounter with Anna cost him two centuries of penance. But one thing hasn't changed...his body's response to her is as urgent as ever. Now, commanded by the Oracles to keep watch over Anna, Cezar finds himself torn between his need to protect her...and to possess her...
Someone wants Anna dead. And as an ancient enemy prepares to wage a terrifying battle, Anna must decide whether to succumb to a dark, burning desire...and accept a destiny that could change the world forever...
The Guardians of Eternity are vampire warriors without equal, bound by their loyalties and sworn to protect their charges from every danger...except those posed by their own hungry desires...
A scarred recluse, Jagr makes no secret of his disdain for others' company. But now, as a member of Chicago's powerful vampire clan, he has certain obligations to fulfill. The latest: track down a missing were pureblood and return her to her sister. The problem: Regan Garrett has no intention of complying. And though Jagr agreed not to harm an inch of this stubborn female's distractingly tempting body, he'll gladly kiss her into submission, awakening an urge he hasn't felt in years. Hell, in centuries...
Regan vowed never to be at the mercy of another man. That goes double for arrogant, steel-muscled vampires with eyes of ice. All Regan wants is revenge against those who imprisoned her. She doesn't need an ally. She certainly doesn't need a mate. But soon Regan will have to choose, between a lust for vengeance, and a passion as dark and dangerous as the night...
He Would Do Anything to Claim Her
Salvatore Giuliani is not a happy werewolf. It's his duty as leader to track down the pure-blood females who can keep his people from extinction. But the moment he catches scent of Harley, a pure-blood held by a pack of mangy curs, his savage need for her obliterates all other instincts. And the only thing worse than being captured is finding that beautiful, independent Harley defiantly refuses to become his mate.
And Everything to Keep Her
Harley has been taught to distrust all Weres, especially their arrogant king. She won't be used for breeding or bonded against her will, not even to a man who makes every nerve tingle with awareness. Yet Salvatore is her key to saving the family she never knew she had—if she dares to succumb to his dark, predatory desire, and face a vicious enemy sworn to destroy them both. . .
Tane is a Charon, sworn to hunt and kill rogue vampires. His new assignment seems like a waste of his talents…until he catches up with the Jinn he's been sent to capture. Half human, half demon, Laylah has a vulnerable streak that strikes right through to Tane's cold heart. He should be furious when she uses her powers to bind them together, preventing him from dragging her before the Commission. Instead he welcomes any reason to stay close enough to touch, to taste, to seduce…
Laylah doesn't know why she was chosen to protect a child who may be the catalyst in a war between good and evil. But the mysteries of her past pale compared to the dangers approaching. Tane is devastatingly strong, breathtakingly sensual. And Laylah will have to trust in every ounce of that strength, because her enemies are drawing near, eager to destroy them both…
The Sylvermysts have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her—or to resist her…
Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal—and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their first encounter, she knows that what's between them is more dangerous than simple lust. And as they unite to thwart a terrifying prophecy that will mean the end of his clan and of the world they know, she will risk everything to fulfill her destiny by his side…
The Guardians of Eternity are embroiled in an epic battle for survival. They are as dangerous as they are sensual—and their lustful appetites are legendary...
Her Visions Lead Her To Danger
Beautiful Cassandra is a Were, a prophet both vulnerable and defiant, blessed with visions that portend the fate of the world. A rare and delicate creature, Cassie must be protected at all costs. Enter Caine, a powerful cur turned pureblooded Were whose recent tangles with a demon lord have left him in serious need of redemption. Caine is duty-bound to keep Cassie out of danger—and that means resisting his potent urge to seduce her.
And Only He Can Save Her
As Cassie's mysterious visions lead them in and out of danger, Caine believes he has found his true mate, the woman with whom he is bound for all eternity. Cassie is both charmed and frightened by Caine's magnetism, and unsure if he—or her feelings for him—can be trusted. But Cassie can't afford to doubt Cain now. A deadly enemy bent on destruction is closer than they realize—and only they can keep chaos from ruling the world.
Just released on March 26, 2013
Gargoyles do not admire difference--and Levet is undeniably different. Of miniscule stature, rather beastly looks, and with fragile, delicate wings, even his family has shunned him, banished him from his beloved Paris. That he is the only gargoyle ever to help defeat the Dark Lord and his hordes of minions makes no impression. But now Levet has come home, determined to be restored to the official Gargoyle Guild. To do so, he must confront the most feared gargoyle in all of Europe. The one who tried to kill him as a child: his own mother. . .
With few allies, Levet's survival may depend on the aid of two strangers: Valla, a beautiful but damaged nymph, and Elijah, the fiercely possessive, love-struck vampire clan chief to whom she can't quite surrender--unless Levet has something to do with it. . .
THE SEARCH FOR A TRAITOR
As the demon world celebrates the defeat of the Dark Lord, the vampire Santiago’s mood remains bleak. He still yearns for the sensual, raven-haired Nefri, who has inexplicably disappeared. But brooding for Nefri is a luxury that Santiago does not have. His traitorous sire, Gaius, is unleashing a violent scourge upon the mortal world, and Santiago must stop him before it’s too late...
LEADS TO A DANGEROUS SEDUCTION
To her dismay, the all-powerful Oracles have sent Nefri on her own mission to find Gaius, and failure is not an option. Nefri’s search leads her to the vampire’s abandoned lair—and straight into Santiago’s path. It’s clear Santiago intends to seduce her, but then an ancient, banished evil reappears, threatening to thrust the world into a madness it cannot survive...
Alexandra Ivy is the New York Times bestselling author of the Guardians of Eternity series, the Immortal Rogues series and the Sentinels.
Alexandra graduated from Truman University with a degree in theatre before deciding she preferred to bring her characters to life on paper rather than stage. She currently lives in Missouri with her extraordinarily patient husband and teenage sons.
Alexandra Ivy's DARKNESS AVENGED Blog Tour Schedule May 27 - June 9
5/27-The Jeep Diva (interview & review)
5/27- Under the Covers (guest post)
5/28- Books-n-Kisses (interview)
5/28- Musings From An Addicted Reader (series spotlight) http://musingsfromanaddictedreader.blogspot.com/
5/29- Cocktails and Books (interview)
5/30- Books, Books & More Books (series spotlight and review) http://booksbooksmorebooks.blogspot.com/
5/30- Mad Hatter Reads (guest post)
5/30- Vampires, Werewolves & Fairies Oh My! (series spotlight) http://vampireswerewolvesfairiesohmy.blogspot.com/
5/30- Scenes From A Chaotic Mind (series spotlight)
5/31- Book Lovin Mamas (guest post)
5/31- Bookin' It Reviews (series spotlight)
6/01- Book Lovers Hideaway (guest post)
6/01- Page Flipperz (series spotlight)
6/02- Wicked Readings by Tawania (series spotlight) http://www.wickedreadingsbytawania.blogspot.com/
6/02- Froggarita's Bookcase (interview & series spotlight)
6/03- The Reading Cafe (guest post, series spotlight & review)
6/03- Redheaded Bookworm (series spotlight)
6/04- Paranormal Haven (guest post)
6/04- Darker Passions (series spotlight)
6/05- Romance Junkies (interview)
6/05- A Total Book Nerd (interview)
6/06- Jocelyn Dex Blog (mini interview & book spotlight)
6/06- All The Fun Starts After Dark (series spotlight & review) http://allthefunstartsafterdark.blogspot.com/
6/06- Urban Girl Reader (series spotlight)
6/07- I Smell Sheep (guest post)
6/08- Book Monster Reviews (guest post)
6/08- Literal Addiction (guest post)
6/08- United by Books (interview)
6/09- GraveTells (guest post)
6/09- Riverina Romantics (series spotlight)