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10.29.2010

Welcome Author Alexis Morgan & Giveaway


Parajunkee's View would like to welcome Alexis Morgan to the Halloween Mayhem.

Ms. Morgan is the faBOOlous author responsible for the  smoking hot books, Dark Warrior Untamed & Dark Warrior Unleashed. Ms. Morgan along with Pocket Books have graciously offered up one of Parajunkee's View readers an autographed copy of Dark Warrior Unleashed. See below for details.

Other places to find Alexis Morgan: Web  |  Blog

Now let's give Alexis Morgan the floor...

I’d like to thank the Parajunkee for offering me the opportunity to share the story about how the Talions came into my life.  I was reading a book about female warriors from the past.  Although the author recounted stories from different parts of the world, one in particular struck me as interesting.  The archeologists carefully excavated the grave of a woman who had been buried with an interesting mixture of artifacts, some clearly because she was a woman, but others that would normally belong with a warrior.  Obviously, she was both.

As they talked about what they thought her life would have been like, it struck me that despite our very best efforts, we’d never get the chance to really know who this particular woman was.  Such things as the sound of her laughter, the color of her eyes, the way she smiled, and the sound of her voice will forever be a mystery to us.   Even more important, we’ll never know the identity of the people who had buried her with such care. 

That led me to wonder if there had been a man in her life, one who’d truly loved her.  If so, how would he feel about her being studied, even it was being done with great respect?  Of course, for him to know about it, he’d have to still be around a thousand years after her life had ended.   From there, I wondered how a Viking warrior could have survived for ten centuries.  As it turned out, he and others like him had evolved into a separate humanoid species I called the Kith, one with special powers—specifically the ability to absorb the life energy of the normal humans around them.   Since it would take a certain number of humans to support the Kith population, this group of Vikings travelled the world looking for new homes.  
   
That was when Ranulf Thorsen appeared in my head:  tall, fierce, redheaded, and world weary after serving his people for centuries.  I spent a lot of time thinking about the details of his life, but especially about kind of car he’d drive.  I settled on a cream colored Packard with red leather interior that he’s babied since the day he bought it back in 1940.  

So that’s how it all started.  I really love world building—starting with a single question like “Who loved this woman?”—and then watching it all unfold.

Dark Warrior Unleashed

o   Available Now!
o   ISBN: 9781416563426
o   Format: Mass Market
o   Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)

The rough and rugged Talions, sexy warriors who stop
at nothing to deliver justice, star in this steamy new
paranormal series from Alexis Morgan.
He's on a mission to annihilate the enemy.
 
A Talion enforcer, Ranulf Thorsen has served his people for a thousand years, delivering the eye-for-an-eye justice by which his kinsmen live. Weary of the centuries-long fight, the fierce warrior with icy blue eyes has secluded himself on a mountain far from the chaos of the modern world below. Now he's been summoned to face the most dangerous battle of his life -- and the fate of his people is on the line.

But when he meets the beautiful woman
he has sworn to defend... 
 
Ranulf and his bitter rival, fellow Talion Sandor Kearn, must find the rogue Kyth who set a violent fire in a nightclub. The near-deadly blaze's unlikely heroine, Kerry Logan, is also a Kyth, possessing the ancient Nordic people's unique ability to manipulate human energy. She just doesn't know it yet.

...who will protect his heart? 
 
Kerry finds more than comfort in her warrior's embrace, and Ranulf hungers to both defend and claim the petite powerhouse for his own. But with time ticking away and their lives on the line, will Kerry believe the wild tale he's telling her, and master her powers...before it's too late?


Dark Warrior Untamed

o   Available Now!
o   ISBN: 9781439175927
o   Format: Mass Market
o   Price: $7.99 ($9.99 CAN)

In Alexis Morgan’s electrifying new Talion adventure, a sexy warrior fights to save his headstrong lover from the crossfire of an evil plot to overthrow the Kyth’s leader. 

He questions everything. No one thought Chief Talion Greyhill Danby would report to work so soon after wrapping up his affairs in London. Then again, he didn’t expect to find a beautiful spy with a major attitude in his new office. Clearly the Kyth’s Grand Dame doesn’t trust him to do his duty—to protect her.

She fears the truth. Piper Ryan isn’t keen on the arrangement, either. Matching wits with an ancient warrior isn’t in her administrative job description. But sharing space with the red-hot head of security could have unexpectedly tempting benefits . . . if he doesn’t dig into her secret past.

Opposites always attract. When threatening e-mails result in danger, the fiery sparks between Piper and Grey grow scorching hot. They must defend the throne from a deadly invisible attacker, but will their raging desire keep them together . . . or will their burning suspicions tear them apart?

See where it all began!! Enter for a chance to win an autographed copy of the first book in the series: Dark Warrior Unleashed

Courtesy of Pocket Books






Contest Deets:
One (1) winner will receive an autographed copy of 
Dark Warrior Unleashed
Deadline Oct 31st 11:59 CST ;)


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Following is not required but is appreciated!
US only

Comment to win. Answer the question: What would your perfect, immortal warrior drive?

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73 comments:

Jamie said...

Thanks for this contest! And I must be honest, my perfect warrior wouldn't need to drive...he'd just use his awesomely sexy wings to carry us where we needed to go! (or a Harley, you know, for the contest's sake!)

RKCharron said...

Hi :)
Thank you for introducing me to Alexis Morgan's writing. It was an interesting post, having a peek into the creation.
All the best,
RKCharron
PS - DO NOT ENTER ME IN CONTEST (Non-US)

debbie said...

Maybe drive the silver ashton martion that james bond drove that just sold for 4 million? LOL. I see him in a sleek,black expensive sports car.
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Bethie said...

Thanks for the giveaway. He would drive a motorcycle.

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Alexis Morgan said...

Yeah, the motorcycle image works for me, too. I also considered a classic muscle car for Ranulf, but one of my Paladin heroes already drives a Chevelle Malibu. I like westerns and medievals, too, so stallions are a nice mode of transportation.

Alexis

ParaJunkee said...

What is it about a guy on a horse?? LOL I guess it brings us back to those Knight in Shining Armor memories that Disney put in our heads. The motorcycle is just stemming from the horse.

Must be the South coming out in me, but my hot boys always have trucks, or something like a Hummer. I've been desensitized from sleek sports cars - I automatically assume it is an older balding guy ;) If you see a young good looking man I assume it's stolen.

Ammy Belle said...

Hm ... my perfect warrior would drive ... a motorcycle. Or a two seater of some kind - something sexy like that ...Mmmm

Thanks for the contest and the interview! Much appreciated! :)

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Steph said...

My super warrior dude is my husband and he drives a Volvo, but, I think his dark warrior side drives my car, Range Rover, or the new XK Jag., Maybe an Aston Martin.


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Alexis Morgan said...

I also like the guys who can poof in unexpectedly--I'm thinking Z and V from the Black Dagger Brotherhood or Vane from Sherrilyn Kenyon's series.

Paige Maddison said...

HI Alexis!!!!! Wow heheh mine would drive a Shelby Cobra 1965!!!!!.....nummy! Black with black and silver race stripe.... mmmmmmm... ok I'm back! I love Alexis books, and I sugest them to everyone I see reading a book!!!!!!

Danielle, Pocket After Dark said...

Oh man! There are so many possibilities! I'd say my warrior would drive some sort of hot vintage car--maybe a 'stang...AND he'd have a horse...he's gotta look hot as heck in a cowboy hat ;)

Alexis Morgan said...

Paige--yeah, that would work for me, too. When I was trying to decide on a car for Ranulf, my dh and I went to a car museum in Tacoma, WA. Lots and lots of great vintage cars of all kinds. It was so hard to choose! I'm rather fond of Morgan's, too. I love that Ducky on NCIS drives one.

Megan said...

My perfect immortal warrior? MM, a scotsman, with kilt and claymore and sexy accent.

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Tore said...

My perfect immortal warrior does not need to drive any vehicle. He just needs to be charming, handsome, caring and protective of me. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

justpeachy36 said...

My perfect immortal warrior would have to own a Harley LOL!

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Delilah said...

My perfect warrior? Two letters.... DJ. Sexy, computer genius, knows how to wield a sword, and knows that sometimes slow is good.

samantha.thomson said...

Oh a Hummer - for sure.
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Melissa (Books and Things) said...

A Harley, or Indian perhaps. Maybe a custom bike? Hmm....

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throuthehaze said...

He would drive a classic GTO (black or grey)

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nightsmusic said...

I'm with D on this one...DJ is a perfect example. As to what he'd drive...my '69 Nova SS bb, my old '68 Shelby, my hemi 'Cuda?...too many great cars and a really hard decision!

Great post btw ;o)

Judy said...

He could drive anything he wanted:) I can see those two on the covers of your book (HOT) on a Harley!!

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Robin K said...

I jeep or a hummer :)

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Alexis Morgan said...

D & NM--DJ drives a truck, but I'm sure it's a dandy!

I like a nice black Escalade, too. Or a sleek, older Jag.

So many choices!

Alexis

ParaJunkee said...

I'm loving on the classic GTO - I'm not a big car buff but I'm hot for the Chevy Impala that Dean & Sam drive in Supernatural. Something like an old muscle car. I once accepted a date from a guy just because he had a 67 Mustang in cherry condition. Unfortunately the guy didn't live up to his car.

Anonymous said...

My immortal warrior would drive either a pickup turck like a dodge dakota oor gmc serria. I would like to be entered into the contest butnot sure if you include apo address as part of the us. If not its okay I already have acopy of Dark Warrior Unleashed. I have all of Alexis Morgan's books.

Carrie

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Paranormal Haven said...

I'm with you ParaJunkee! My immortal would be driving a car like Sam and Dean!! That or something with power.


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Alexis Morgan said...

Carrie--Yes, ma'am as far as I'm concerned, an apo definitely counts! And I agree with the truck--several of my guys drive them--DJ and Lonzo for sure.

Alexis

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Alyssa@Teens Read and Write said...

Hmmm, I'm thinking a hot sports car. No need to enter me, I'm just wondering how to get these covers as posters for my wall.

stacey said...

My Perfect Immortal Worrior Would Drive a Hummer some times and a Motercycle Other times.
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Jennifer said...

I think he would have to have an awesome Harley Davidson motorcycle. If he happened to have a super hot sports car that wouldn't be bad either.

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Barbara E. said...

My perfect, immortal warrior would drive a Mercedes-Benz M-Class Hybrid - because he's not only hot, but he cares about the environment too. :D

Danielle @ Romance Book Junkies said...

What a fun question. My immotal warrior would drive a motorcycle but he would also need something like a Lexus when I'm riding with him because I'm terrified of riding motorcycles. hehe

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Carmel said...

An old muscle car for sure! However, I must admit that Sam and Dean's car is nice! But I'm not sure if the car would be as hot on it's own without the men... LOL

I can't participate in the contest but great post by the author. It was neat to see how her ideas grew from a single question.

Heather said...

He wouldn't drive a car... he'd ride a black Andalusian. *drool*

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Wenj said...

Seriously, I would want him to drive a Camaro. The new ones are super hot and I just love a guy in a touchable car. Something about expensive ones set me on edge a bit. Over compensation and all that. But a guy who drives a Camaro, *drool*.

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JenM said...

Okay, a tall, red-headed warrior? Yum, sign me up. I think he'd have to be riding a Harley. What a sight that would be.
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yllektra (force-oblique) said...

Not eligible to enter, but that is one kickass giveaway! :)
Good luck to everyone who entered!

Alexis Morgan said...

I like the idea of a Camaro--and maybe an old Firebird with that great decal on the hood. I love the way a physical object, whether it's a vehicle or a personal possession, can reveal so much about a character.

I've had a great time hanging out here--

Alexis

Cindy said...

I see my perfect warrior riding on a badass Harley, all the bells and whistles...Warriors have the ability to move in and out of tight places and a bike would surely aide him in doing so.
I really enjoy Alexis' series!!
Cindy

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Jules@OneBookShy said...

I would think that mine would drive a Ford F350 King Ranch truck! (He'd have to be able to pull my horse trailer after all...)

Thanks for the great guest post and giveaway!
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