Updates: What Have I Published So Far and What Am I Writing Now

Gosh, it seems I can never keep this blog up to date and posting regularly like other writers. Just when I got myself started, I’d silently disappear into the night again like a ninja after a few posts. LOL!

So anyhow, it has been a while, and I thought I better do an update as to what I’m up to in my life as a writer.

So far, four volumes of Chained to You serial light novels has been published. I have received numerous emails from readers who love the series and cannot wait until volume 5 and 6 are due to be out in 2017. As an author of this particular series, I would like to say thank you very much for loving my books. It means a lot to me. ^_^

Currently, Volume One of Chained to You: Bounded is FREE to download: Please go to my official romance website here to get your copy. It is under the featured section. Or just click on the images below to go straight to Amazon. ^_^

Next, the Sakura series. I have revised and republished the first three books on Amazon only for now. Those three books will be available in other ebook stores such as iBooks, B&N, Google, and Smashwords in early Feb of 2017. Please check out my official site here for more info. This series, too, I get numerous emails from readers. Once again, thank you very much for loving the series. ^_^

 

Now, for Romance of the Nine Kingdoms. This is my fantasy romance series. The first one, A Demon’s Wrath, which is book one of the Demon King Trilogy, will be re-publish in Feb 2017. Previously I did plan to keep it until maybe the end of 2017 after I have book 2 done, which is A Demon’s Bride. However, I’ve since changed my mind and will re-publish it again in Feb 2017. It will be available on Amazon, iBooks, and Google. Once again, I get a few emails from readers about this one in regard as to when I’ll be publishing book 2. Despite that I love writing fantasy romance, I must apologize in that it takes longer for me to get the book done because of the world building, the magic, and the conflicts etc. It’s a bit more complicated than writing the sweet contemporary romance. Furthermore, this particular sub-genre of romance doesn’t sell as well. Only a small group of people are into it. But nonetheless, I will continue to write the series, though a bit on the slow side. ^_^

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And last but not least, my young adult. Finally! Good Lord, finally, I have nearly finished with the first book. I have planned to write the YA series for ages, but I just never have the gut to get started. Why? Because I know it’d be a shit load of work with research, world-building, imagination, and loads of mysteries I have to make up and then solve in an interest, yet logical way. The twist and turns in this series are enough to drive me insane already. I will tell you that I have headaches every time I finished a chapter and then I have to go back and read it like a hundred times to see if it make sense.

So what is the series of this YA called that I’m so psyched about?

The series is called The Elixir of Immortality, part of The Blood Alchemist Chronicles. Volume One: An Intended Murder will be out in Feb 2017 on Amazon only. I’m testing it out to see how far it can go. It is a completely different field from my romance genre, although there is still romance involved. Me, haha, I cannot stay away from writing romance, even in a fantasy mashup with mystery young adult type books.

Below is the first book cover of The Elixir of Immortality, An Intended Murder. I’m currently working on my YA website, which will be done, I hope, by Jan 2017.

Meanwhile, here’s the blurb of the book. I will start posting a few chapters soon once I’ve received my MS back from my editor. ^_^

The Elixir of Immortality: An Intended Murder

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When seventeen-year-old Daniella Romano masquerades as the son of a low-ranked Chinese lord and waltzes with her comrades into the Earl of Middlemarch’s birthday party to assassinate a high demon, her revenge plans turn sour. There, Daniella meets Zach—a Greek god if she ever saw one—who suspects she is an imposter and will not let her escape his sight. Amidst the exuberant atmosphere, a man shoots the powerful king of Darnia, Daniella incidentally witnesses another influential lord slaying the culprit, and her friends are captured, ultimately becoming the prime suspects in the case of treason.

Now it is up to Daniella to use her wit, wiles, and skills as a blood alchemist—an inherited ability to control and transmute blood into powerful weapons—to save her friends.

Set in an alternative world of Britannia during the reign of Queen Victoria, The Elixir of Immortality is a mashup of fantasy, mystery, and romance.

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Dark Billionaires Heroes Characteristics According to Alexia (me!)

So here I am, using my Direct Officer/7 Killing and keeping myself disciplined, updating this blog regularly. LOL! We’ll see how long I can keep this up, eh?

Sorry if you don’t know what DO (Direct Officer) or 7K (7 Killing) means. These are bazi terms used to describe the type of gods (there are ten of those). Please note that the term gods in itself in bazi have no relation whatsoever to religion. The Chinese in olden days were very romantic in that they used all sorts of flowery words to name things, and in this case Gods in describing the yin and yang polarity of the elements and their stars and representation.

DO and 7K are influence stars, and in terms of actions, they represent such things as routine, discipline, and organization as well as the confidence in taking charge. Some people have these prominent in their chart, so it’s easy for them to use this side of their character. Whereas I, on the other hand, have the DO so deep inside my hidden stems that even I don’t know I have it. So I need to consciously use it to bring it out. Then of course in terms of bazi, one prefers to have either a DO or 7K in their chart rather than both, as this means the person in question has confusing characters. To be an honorable general? Or a tyrant warrior? Using a boss as an example, a DO boss is kind and understanding, but stern. The 7K boss, on the other hand, is a tyrant and will literally f**k you up just to get the job done. Okay, I think that statement is a bit over exaggerated, but nonetheless true. I personally do not have any 7K in my chart, but will be going through it in the next 10 years luck pillar. Muahahahaha… I will become an awesome dictator! Or not. I’d rather read some cute yaoi manga than boss people around. ^_^

So why am I bringing the influence stars up in this blog post?

I’m not ashamed to say that learning bazi has been invaluably helpful to me, not only in my own life in guesstimating as to what is likely to happen in the next five to ten years, but in creating characters for my books as well.

If you’ve read some of my books, you’d probably guessed that the heroes have a lot of influence stars in their bazi chart, that’s if they have a chart to begin with. LOL! This of course, along with a heavy dose of Indirect Wealth, them being businessmen and making shit loads of money, and of course, strong resource. You can’t get to the top without help, right?

In terms of the Dark Billionaires heroes; James, William, Scott, Eric, Tory and Mark, in my opinion, I made them have more of a 7K than a DO personality. Yes, they are notoriously dark, dangerous, and uh-hum, sexy. Their business is mainly underground, dealing a lot with illegal shits. They rule the market and will f**k anyone who dare to cross them. If you have already read Chained to You Vol. 3: Trapped, you’ll know what I mean. These men kill a lot of people, and in this particular volume, it is to save Andy, Matt’s lover, who has been kidnapped by the Mexican. Andy is Mia’s younger brother, and yeah, I made him and Matt gay. Come on, people, I love yaoi (boys love) and will be writing such genre now and again. So please NOTE: do not be surprised to see some yaoi series coming out with my name slapped on the front cover of the books in the near future. LOL! (Hint: Chained by Fate starring Matt and Andy). ^_^

Chained to You Vol. 3: Trapped

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So if you enjoy reading about hot, rich men with strong 7K personalities, ready Dark Billionaires. The manga pictures below are what I personally imagine what James in the Chained to You Serial looks like. These pictures are of Ryuichi Asami in Viewfinder, which were drawn by my favorite manga artist and author Yamane Ayano. ^_^

Certainly, one of the picture reminds me of a little scene in Chained to You Vol. 4: Entwined, which will be coming out in October.

Please Note: The passage below has not yet been professionally edited. I apologize for any errors. ^_^

Chained to You Vol. 4: Entwined

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James immediately dismissed the thought about love and Mia Donovan from his mind and came to sit on the couch. He made himself comfortable and crossed one leg over the other as he leaned back against the leather seat. Sitting there in that dominating position in his three piece suit, he was fuckingly powerful, highly dangerous, and awesomely sexy.

“Strip for me, Mia,” he demanded, his tone deep and hard with an intense erotic edge.

Gosh! Is it just me or is it hot in here? ^_^

Dark Billionaires Series Vol. 1- Chained to You: Bounded Release

Hey, guys. So it’s finally here. May 24th is the released date for Chained to You: Bounded. I hope you guys are excited. This new series is dark, hot, and definitely sexy. A word of caution. This series isn’t like my Falling for Sakura and Kiwi Brides Series where they are sweet, funny, and heartwarming with a sense of fairy-tale taste to them. The Dark Billionaires Series is dark and deals with the human conditions. I can’t say any more than that most of the main characters in the series have shitty past and they do their best to come to terms with. But of course, the series is a romance and will mostly deal with the romantic relationship between the heroes and heroines. And yes, lots of steamy, sexy scenes where you’d wonder what the hell is wrong with this author and why she’d write stories like that.

Dark Billionaires Vol. 1 – Chained to you: Bounded is available on Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google, Kobo, and Smashwords.

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Here’s what Dark Billionaires Vol. 1 – Chained to You: Bounded is about.

Dark. Powerful. Dangerous.
James Maxwell is a billionaire elite who rules Las Vegas City with an iron fist.

You’re definitely worth two million, Mia. Think about it. Two million. Five years. Your brother will go free. It’s a contract.

These are the words of the gorgeous billionaire James Maxwell, the man who makes my heart race and my body tremble with longing. I want to refuse his proposal, but how can I? My brother owes him two million, and as dirt poor as we are, there’s no way we can find that much money to repay him. What’s worse, I think I’m falling in love with the man who thinks I’m just his mistress.

My name is Mia Donovan, a twenty-two-year-old, small town girl working as a kitchen hand to make ends meet. My world is changing—both for the better and worse. James Maxwell, a gorgeous billionaire with beautiful Prussian blue eyes, is the man behind this. He makes my heart flutter and my knees weak. When he kisses me, my world melts into a pool of exotic sensation. But his world is dark and dangerous, and being with him is a risk both to my life and my sanity.

This is our story.

Chained to You: Bounded Excerpt
First Meeting

Mia POV

An angry, long, loud beep blared from the distance. Tires screeched against asphalt. I lifted my head, and my eyes rounded with dread. Panic seized me the moment I saw the car heading toward me. I reacted by staggering back, just in time, as the vehicle came to a sudden halt inches from me.

I fell on my backside, my heart pumping loud and fast. I was still paralyzed with fright when the door of that expensive car opened. Shiny black shoes landed on the pavement, followed by clean black trousers.

I watched, suddenly fascinated as that pair of shoes came my way. They stopped right in front of me, as if waiting patiently for me to lift my head. And I did. My eyes slowly drifted up to the long legs trousers and then to the slim waist and expensive-looking pale-blue shirt and dark jacket, and then… My breath was taken away the moment my eyes met his.

Strong, aquiline nose, deep-set eyes, prominent jawline, and dark hair—this was the type of face found in fashion magazines. The male models in ads for perfume and expensive suits. The type that was out of my reach. The rich, expensive type that every girl drooled over and dreamed of dating.

He was the type that scared the shit out of me, and he was doing so right now. My breathing became shorter and faster. At that moment, I just wanted to run. My legs, however, seemed to have become numb, and I couldn’t command them to move.

The handsome stranger made my condition worse by coming down to one knee. I was surprised he actually allowed those expensive, clean trousers to touch the dirt.

When he faced me, I swallowed.

Prussian blue. The color of his eyes. Dark yet bright, with an ominous feel to them. A shade of blue that had fascinated me since I was a child. It was the shade of the sky I’d seen when I opened my eyes that day many years ago, my whole body aching in agony and my bones broken. The sound of sirens and people shouting, asking me if I was all right. I’d never been all right. I was dying from a car accident. And they asked me, a child of twelve, if I was all right.

I flicked my mind back to the present, to the man in front of me, and bit my dry lip. I subconsciously licked them—a mistake. His Prussian blue eyes drifted to my lips, and suddenly, my whole body reacted in a way it had never reacted before.

It flared with heat and delicious sensation coursed through me, making me almost breathless. I was trembling more fiercely than I had when I’d thought the car was going to hit me. My whole body trembled beneath his stare, at the sudden electrical sparks that charged and pulsated between us.

He narrowed his eyes—against the glare of the sun or a knowing sign, I didn’t know which. When he grinned at me, one that would take any girl’s breath away, I knew it was the latter. He was way too handsome for my peace of mind. It was a crime for such a man to exist. He was too much.

“Are you all right?” he asked, his voice timbre deep.

A thrill rushed down my spine. I tentatively nodded and wished he’d just up and go.

He didn’t, which both angered and pleased me at the same time. At that moment, I didn’t understand my own feelings. Yes, I wanted him to leave me alone, but at the same time, I didn’t want him to go.

He surprised me by wrapping one large, strong hand over my arm. I jolted at the touch, and my whole body went into a frenzy of sensation, a whirlwind of heat.
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James POV

James came to stand before her, concerned she might be hurt. Slowly, he watched her drift her gaze up his legs and then finally to his face. The moment he saw her fully, his gut churned into a delicious twist of sensations. Large, frightened eyes gazed up at him. Her face was flushed and delicately pretty. Long, tangled braided hair rested haphazardly over one shoulder. The longer he looked at her, the more he was convinced he’d seen her somewhere before. Then it hit him! Andy Donovan. Fucking hell! She looked like Andy Donovan. This had to be his sister.

He couldn’t believe Andy’s sister was this young. She didn’t look much older than twenty. Her email suggested otherwise, though. Short and to the point with a no-nonsense fucking about the bush way. From the email, he thought she was in her late thirties, armed with two million dollars.

He was wrong. He knew the moment he met her eyes this girl didn’t have two hundred dollars in her wallet, just like her brother.

Crouching down to one knee, he looked closely at her. Then she had to go and lick her lips. His gaze was drawn to the glistening plump flesh, and a surge of desire rushed through him. Oh shit! Not a good first impression. Nothing good was going to come out of this. The girl looked like she needed a good ravishing, on those lips and maybe a lot of other places on her body.

To distract himself, he asked, “Are you all right?”

When she didn’t respond, he wrapped one hand over her arm. Electrical sparks charged between them, and he felt the wind knocked out of him. Sparks!

Fuck! He felt sparks for Andy Donovan’s sister.

His hand tightened on her slender arm as he felt a sudden, overwhelming yearning rush through him. He slammed down the urge as quickly as it came. Slowly, he guided her up, his gaze hot on hers. Then he took a step back, refusing to think about the attraction that was slowly inching its way back to the surface.
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Dark Billionaires Vol. 1 – Chained to you: Bounded is available on  Amazon, iBooks, B&N, Google, Kobo, and Smashwords.

Dark Billionaires: Chained to You Serial Update

As always, when I plan to do something, it goes haywire. Yes, my dear readers, my attempt at releasing Chained to You serial this month has hit a brick wall. Yikes! Chained to You Vol. 1: Bounded was meant to be released this March 30th, but unfortunately, things got delayed, and now the release date is April 25th.

I’m really sorry guys. I know you’re really looking forward to reading it. Of course I don’t expect anything to go smoothing for me this year, as with quite a few numbers of people I know. Bing Shen (Fire Monkey), despite popular believe that it’s an awesome monkey king, isn’t nice to me. Okay, so it’s there that I go rampaging about bazi once again. You see, the Shen Monkey clashes with the Si Snake in my month as well as day pillars! Yikes! Month pillar represents my career and day pillar represent my immediate family. So as you can see, lots of drawbacks in those areas. Double whammy. So yes, things will not go smoothing according to plan where my work is concerned. Not to mention the fact that the Shen Monkey (metal element) will hinder my Si Snake (fire element) which represent my output as in works and products. See? Lots of drawback where my writing is concerned.

Anyways, on to the good news then. Chained to You: Bounded is now up for pre-order on Barnes and Noble, Google, and Kobo, which weren’t available before.

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iBooks | B&N | Google | Kobo | Smashwords

Ah, and did I mention that coming in April my most anticipated anime is airing? LOL! Oh God! I cannot wait for it to start. If you guys haven’t yet already know, I’m an anime fanatic. Yes. Indeed I am. I love anime. I binged watch anime. And read manga and books. If you guys haven’t yet already know, I am also a Yaoi fan. I love Yaoi. I adore Yaoi.

What is Yaoi? It’s basically Boys Love. Yes, I admit that I like reading boys love manga and watching boys love anime. And this one that is coming in April is indeed boys love. It’s called Super Lovers. Although I must admit it is more Shounen Ai than Yaoi. Shounen Ai is what I’d call “clean and wholesome,” boys love.

All right, enough ranting on about book release relay and boys love anime. Time to get back to writing.

Stay tune for my next blog post ^_^

August Book Release: A Secret Proposal Part 1

It’s a Saturday here in New Zealand, and it is a lovely day. The sun is shining despite the cold this morning. It was only yesterday as I stood waiting for my dear sister Wanitta to pick me up after work that I noticed some of the Sakura trees along the streets are budding. This could only mean one thing! Spring is coming! And it is awesome. I can’t wait for the Sakura trees to be in full bloom so I could take some pictures with my new camera. And maybe starts shooting our YouTube video, too. Hehe. We’ve been planning for ages.

Anyway, Bazi wise August is the month of Shen Monkey (date: August 8th – September 7th). Sheng Monkey is a metal element, and Sheng Monkey is both an ungrateful punishment and destruction to the Si Snake in my chart. On top of this, it is also a harm to my Hai Pig. Thus far, there is nothing major that is distressing to me. But then again, this is the year of Yi Wei, so this might act as a patting to the blow? Though I could not say the same for next year as 2016 will be the year of the Shen Monkey. Triple Sheng Monkey! Eek! Shen Monkey 10 Years Luck – Sheng Monkey Year – Sheng Monkey Month.

But is it really an Eek? Metal is one of my favorite elements to balance my chart because Metal produces water, which is my most needed element as my chart is very hot and dry. Metal to my Day Master (Yi Wood) is my Influence star, especially my Direct Officer star. Direct Officer star, among other things, represents my husband star and my name and fame. Okay, let’s not talk about that possible other half. We know it’s not going to happen because of the punishment, destruction and harm. But what about my name and fame? Could this explain why my book A Secret Proposal got to the top of the Apple iBookstore top paid list on the release date? And furthermore, His Hired Girlfriend, A Secret Kiss, and Chained to You – The Contract is in the top 100 free section on the Apple iBooks store? Spread the name???

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Book Release: A Secret Proposal Part 1

Yes, in saying that, A Secret Proposal Part 1 is available to buy from all the major online ebook stores below.

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Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&N | Google Play | Kobo | Smashwords

Don’t forget to get your free copy of His Hired Girlfriend while it’s still free. I will be taking it off FREE at the end of September. And of course get a copy of Chained to You – The Contract as well as A Secret Kiss from the listed links below ^_^

Book 1 - Falling For Sakura A Secret Kiss 2015 His Hired Girlfriend - A Kiwi Bride Novel 2015 - Chained to You the Contract v1

A Secret Kiss: Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&N | Google | Kobo | Smashwords
His Hired Girlfriend: Amazon | Apple iBooks | B&NSmashwords
Chained to You: Apple iBooks | B&NSmashwords

Next month September is the You Rooster Month (date: September 8th – Oct 7th). You Rooster is pure metal. It represents the 7 Killing to my Day Master. 7 Killing is more notorious and unstable and of course it clashes with my Mao Rabbit. *Sigh* It’s a never ending battle these clashes, harms, punishments and destructions. So, we’ll see how my books and I fare during this month. If I can survive that, then maybe I can survive 2017 because it will be a Ding You Rooster year, and of course, my next 10 years luck (Xin You) as that is where I will be heading within the next three years. Xin You is freakingly strong pure, pure, pure, and I mean pure 7 Killing. Can you just imagine a very sharp knife or scissors cutting cute, little plant? The scissors cut the dead branches and leaves, shaping the little plant into a beautiful flower. But one wrong move. Snip! The flower is gone. And I mean gone! You can’t fix it. It’s a done deal. Yi Wood does not like 7 Killing. Yi Wood likes Direct Officer better. At least there is still a few more years for me to learn bazi and get to know how to fully use the 7 Killing properly ^_^