Ack. It's Monday again. And for the most part, Mondays suck the big freaking kumara.
Another. Whole. Week. before the weekend arrives. *really sad face*
I dislike Mondays with a passion I usually only reserve for dragging my butt to the gym. Which kinda means double dislike on my part, because I usually go to the gym on Mondays. Sigh....
So, because I figure I'm not the only one who needs cheering up, I thought I'd give one Dark Side DownUnder commenter a chance to read my new release for free.
It’s called, FROM THE ASHES, and it's my first novel-length release -- excuse me while I run round the room waving my hands in the air like a numnit.... Okay. Back now. (If only that could count as my exercise for the day!)
And just in case you didn't figure it out from the cover, in the interests of full disclosure, FROM THE ASHES is a SFR (speculative fiction romance) of the erotic persuasion. Wouldn't want any of you to get a rude shock ;-)
Here’s the blurb:
Calista’s a freelance space courier recovering from a disastrous marriage during which her ex tried to sell her as a slave. Sure, she’s emotionally damaged, but you should see the state of her ex! She’s also an expert pilot who can illegally reprogram and augment all manner of tech. She’s been ripping off the system and flying under the radar her entire life…. Until now.
Asher’s her “cargo”, the mouthwateringly gorgeous Phoenixae alien who accidentally hatched from the egg she was transporting, and bonded with her. He’s been bred as a sex slave and he can read her mind. Which wouldn’t be so bad if 1) she didn’t abhor slavery and everything it represents, 2) she wasn’t horny as hell, and 3) he wasn’t doubly tempting because of his extra er, male parts! Oh, and then there’s the small issue that if Asher is killed and his body burnt, he can be resurrected. He’s one hot commodity that illegals will kill to possess.
Take one sex-deprived space courier who’ll risk everything to save an alien from a life of slavery. Add one mouthwateringly hot alien sex-slave who knows her deepest desires, feels her pain, and lives to please her in every way. Mix with a ruthless ex-husband intent on vengeance. And stir in a sadistic Libertine noble who will do anything at all to get his hands on a Phoenixae.
From the ashes, an unexpected hero will rise…. And he’s full of surprises!
So if you'd like the chance to win an electronic copy of FROM THE ASHES, please leave a comment and:
Tell me what's special about Asher, the hero of From The Ashes.
Hint: it's all in the blurb ;-)
Using an incredibly complicated scientific method -- namely, sticking bits of paper with all the names written on into my Akubra hat and getting one of the kids to draw one out -- I'll choose one commenter.
Giveaway offer closes 15th December.
I'll post the giveaway winner here at the Dark Side -- oh, and don't forget to leave your email address so I can contact you.
To read an excerpt of From The Ashes, please click here.
To purchase a copy of From The Ashes, please visit Maree's website,
or Maree's Red Sage Publishing author page.