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.

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 ^_^

Book Release Delay: CHAINED TO YOU – BOUNDED

Hey, guys. So this is going to be like a bad news post, especially for those who are looking forward to reading the first volume of Chained to You. I’m so sorry to say that the book is going to be delay. Due to unforeseen circumstances, the release date is now March 30th instead of March 18th.

Once again, I do sincerely apologize for the inconvenient. The book is up for pre-order on Apple iBooks and Barnes and Noble. Google and Kobo will be available for pre-order next week while Amazon and Smashwords will be available to buy on the release day.

What is Chained to You about?  Here’s the blurb for the book.

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 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.

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Dark Billionaires Series: Chained to You Vol. 1 – Bounded by Alexia Praks

Chained to You is a contemporary/new adult romance that is quite dark with lots of steamy scenes. The story is written in first person POV via Mia Donovan and third person via James Maxwell. You can download the teaser novella here.

Okay, next post will definitely be something good ^_^

His Hired Girlfriend Hard Copy Book

His Hired Girlfriend Hard Copy Book

I am waiting very patiently for the arrival of His Hired Girlfriend books (have ordered five copies) from createspace. The downside of living all the way here in New Zealand is that it’s so damn far away from America and will take a bit of time to get here. And the shipping wasn’t cheap either. Hopefully by the end of next week, I will be able to do some books give away to all my dear readers.

You can order your own hard copy of His Hired Girlfriend from createspace. Here’s the link: http://www.createspace.com/4055491

Also, it will be on Amazon later next week 🙂