Exclusive Excerpt and Giveaway: Werewolf’s Tale and a Druid’s Sword by Lexi Ander (I.O.N. Book 2)

Blurb:
After he’s kicked out for being gay, still reeling from being abandoned by the man he loves, Jude goes to live with his brother Beck, who thankfully is more than happy to take him in. But Jude has other secrets he’s yet to share, for fear that even Beck will reject him, leaving him well and truly alone.

Then he draws the attention of werewolves, and discovers that everything he thought he knew about Levi, the man who abandoned him, is a lie. But one lie leads to another, ending in a vast conspiracy that threatens to destroy everything Jude loves—and that doesn’t even begin to include the challenges that Beck is facing.

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Book Blast and Giveaway: Ruby Red Booty Shorts and a Louisville Slugger by Lexi Ander (I.O.N. Book 1)

Blurb:
Eager to escape the shadows of a tragic loss, Diego built a new life with his best friend, Beck. When he finally decided one night to admit that he’s in love with Beck, that new life takes a new, hot and happy turn. But happiness is easily shattered, as he’s learned all too well, and this time it’s ruined by the arrival of a mysterious package and then men bent on violence.

Memories of a dead brother and an untouchable drug lord rise inevitably to the surface, and Diego dreads that the man he loves is mired in the world that Diego tried to escape. But Beck’s secrets aren’t so simple, and neither is the world in which Diego has been living…

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Exclusive Excerpt, Guest Post and Giveaway: Dragon’s Eye by Lexi Ander (Sumeria’s Sons Book 5)

Blurb:
In the wake of birth and betrayal, Ushna takes the God Ashur to Tristan in a last desperate bid to save Tristan’s life—and is helpless to do anything but watch as Ashur instead buries him in a grave. Though he has no desire to go on living, having now lost Brian and Tristan, Ushna has no choice. Not only do their children need him, the mysterious Simurgh has come out of hiding and forces him to continue on—for there is much to do and little time to do it, especially with treachery and danger closing in on them from every side.

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Surrounded by Crimson by Lexi Ander (Sumeria’s Sons Book 4)

Blurb:
Tristan has agreed to bond with Ushna but there is still much to do and returning to Tribe Enkidu puts everyone on edge. Tristan is being stalked like prey all the while fighting depression as he mourns the loss of Nikita and enduring a battle of wills with the Elder Council over his birthright. The pleading of his adoptive daughter only adds still more stress to the situation.

Stumbling onto a secret prison while searching for Ushna leads Tristan to risk everything to free a lost God. But breaking the tie to his Flame has more repercussions than Tristan knew and the assistance of a forgotten Goddess and a centuries old lover may not be enough to save him.

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Interview and Giveaway: Valespian Pact Series by Lexi Ander (Audiobook Narrated by Michael Stellman)

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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.

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Review, Guest Post and Giveaway: MCB Quarterly Volume One

Blurb:
The Quarterly is an eMagazine of LGBTQ fiction – of all kinds. This volume features four short stories: Facsimile by Mina MacLeod, Leash on Love by Beany Sparks, Man of the House by Brigid Collins, and Avalon by J. Scott Coatsworth. It also includes an Author Interview with Lexi Ander, talking about writing gay science fiction, and a Featured Artist section about the multitalented Catherine Dair. And our very own Angel Martinez offers an Op-Ed on “When is an Author not an Author?”

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Guest Post and Giveaway: Dreams of the Forgotten by Lexi Ander (Sumeria’s Sons Book 3)

Blurb:
For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he’s plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking…

And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.

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Shanna Reviews: Sumeria’s Sons Series by Lexi Ander

Blurb:
Twin Flames (Book 1)
A Lycan descendant of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, Tristan is not as extraordinary as his ancestors. He is an average warrior, unremarkable throughout. But this fact does not trouble him because he has found his Twin Flame, the one person destined to be his, who will love him unconditionally, life after life.

Then his Flame betrays him, leaving him shattered and dying. Brokenhearted, Tristan dissolves the sacred bond and leaves. His best friend, Ushna, accompanies him, vowing to guard and protect him, and Tristan slowly comes to realize that love does not require a sacred bond.

But if he hopes to keep the love he chooses, they will first have to survive ancient secrets, lies, mythical creatures, and the return of absent gods…

Note: This book was previously released by another publisher. It has been revised and re-edited for release with Less than Three Press.

Blurb:
Songs of the Earth (Book 2)
Thrust into the role of Prince of the Lycans, Tristan strives to find his footing in a life suddenly rife with secrets and lies–and danger. Betrayed by a Goddess meant to safeguard him, desperate to protect his consort and their growing tribe, he can only prepare for the worst and struggle to hope.

And then the worst comes to kill them…

Blurb:
Dreams of the Forgotten (Book 3)
For Tristan and Ushna, nothing comes easy and with each passing day the challenges grow and the dangers multiply. The safe home they are building for their family and tribe is threatened from all sides, and the peace they seek is being torn apart by enemies and internal strife. Tristan dares not reveal his condition to any but those closest to him, all the while he’s plagued by dreams he cannot remember upon waking…

And over all of it hangs the knowledge that his time with Ushna is running out. Because Ushna already has a Flame awaiting rebirth, and though Tristan would die to protect that bond, he constantly struggles against his beast who demands they bind Ushna to their side.

Review:
I have to say that that I expected quite a bit from these books. I was really excited by the premise but the author was unable to weave together all the disparate parts of her world and her tale into a coherent whole. There was just too much going on, we have gods, then epic lovers, then reincarnated soul mates and so on.  It just got to be too much to keep track of, the main love story Tristan and Ushna is the only thing that kept me going. But even that was wrought with so much myth it was hard to follow all the twists and turns of their history. The premise is great and the love story is epic, I just think that the execution was a little rushed and a whole lot under developed. This is such an promising story that I  think with a little polish it would be amazing epic. There are glimpses of this brilliance but as a whole it just doesn’t come together. The reason that I reviewed these books as a whole, is because they can’t truthfully be separated from each other, and they don’t stand alone either.
Stars:
Three

About Lexi:
Lexi has always been an avid reader and at a young age started reading (secretly) her mother’s romances (the ones she was told not to touch). She was the only teenager she knew of who would be grounded from reading. Later, with a pencil and a note book, she wrote her own stories and shared them with friends because she loved to see their reactions. A Texas transplant, Lexi now kicks her boots up in the Midwest with her Yankee husband and her 80 lbs. puppies named after vacuum cleaners.

Author Contact:
Website: http://www.lexiander.com
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LexiAnder
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lexi.ander.9

Where To Buy:
Twin Flames:
Less Than Three Press | All Romance | Amazon | Barnes & Noble | Bookstrand

Songs of the Earth:
Less Than Three Press | All Romance | Amazon | B&N | Bookstrand

Dreams of the Forgotten:
LT3 Press | All Romance | Amazon