I’m thrilled to welcome to Preternatura author Alyxandra Harvey, whose wonderful Drake Chronicles series has a new addition today with today’s release of an e-novella, A Killer First Date (right). A Canadian author, Alyx released a standalone novel in 2011, Haunting Violet, that was nominated for the Teen Choice Books Awards and the Ontario Library Association Red Maple Award, and her novel Stolen Away was released in the U.S. in January.The fifth Drake Chronicles book, Blood Moon, will come out in June.
Alyx has generously offered one reader a copy of Ruling Passion, which is an omnibus edition of the first three Drake Chronicles novels—Hearts at Stake, Blood Feud, and Out for Blood. I also have a copy of Stolen Away to give away. So be sure and leave a comment at the end for this international giveaway!
ABOUT STOLEN AWAY: For seventeen years, Eloise Hart had no idea the world of Faery even existed. Now she has been abducted and trapped in the Rath of Lord Strahan, King of Faery. Strahan was only meant to rule for seven years, as Faery tradition dictates, and then give up his crown to another. But he won’t comply, and now chaos threatens both worlds. The only one who can break his stranglehold on the Faery court is his wife. . . Eloise’s aunt Antonia. Using Eloise to lure Antonia, Strahan captures his wife, desperate to end the only threat to his reign. Now Eloise must become the rescuer. Together with her best friends Jo and Devin, she must forge alliances with other Fae, including a gorgeous protector named Lucas, and Strahan’s mysterious son, Eldric-who may or may not betray them.
Now, let’s hear from Alyx!
Give us the “elevator pitch” for your most recent book or series.
The Drake Chronicles is Snow White meets vampires…with a healthy dose of snark.
Stolen Away is about three best friends who stumbled into the world of Faery…with mixed results. Passion, danger, family secrets…and cute boys!
What’s on your nightstand or at the top of your TBR pile?
A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness, Crystal Gardens by Amanda Quick…actually I have an entire TBR bookshelf…if it fell over it could cause an earthquake!
Favorite book when you were a child:
I used to love the Princess and the Pea. And when I hit eleven, I was all about Sweet Valley High books…and then Dragonlance and David Eddings once I hit high school. Which at a glance explains why I like to braid fairy tales, adventure and romance into my books!
Your five favorite authors:
Terri Windling, Eloisa James, Lisa Kleypas, Mary Oliver, Patricia McKillip
Book you’ve faked reading:
Middlemarch in university…although now I’d like to give it a try without a deadline
Book you’re an evangelist for:
The Wood Wife by Terri Windling. I just adore the poetry of it, the atmosphere and the weaving of myths and landscape.
Book you’ve bought for the cover:
The Luxe by Anna Godberse…actually any book with a 19th-century setting reflected in the cover will catch my eye.
Favorite book about books or writing:
Letters to a Young Poet by Rilke. I also like reading biographies of writers and artists, it inspires me and helps me feel connected to a community.
Thanks, Alyx! Want to win a copy of Ruling Passion (The Drake Chronicles omnibus) or a copy of Stolen Away? Leave a comment and just say so! If you have a question for Alyx, ask away and I’ll pass them along. You know the rest of the drill. One entry for comment, another for blog follow, a third for a Twitter follow @Suzanne_Johnson, and a fourth for a Tweet or Retweet. Be sure to include your email. Now…Go forth and comment!