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Blood Chord Series #2- Bite Me – Available for Pre-order

Just wanted to swing by and let everyone know that the second book in the Blood Chord series has been opened up for pre-order on Amazon!

Bite Me (Blood Chord #2)

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SJXNUE8

Blurb:

After the disastrous business trip that ended her mortal life, all Claire wants to do is get her freakish talents and blood-lust (and let’s be honest, regular ol’ lust too) under control, so that she can be a good mom, hide her fangs and maybe try to coax her stripper-turned-nanny into wearing some actual clothes that won’t make the local biddies fire up the gossip chain.

Thanks to her Vampire Disability Fund, Claire just might get the boring life of her dreams after all. So what if two brothers (one hot, one decidedly jerkish) have moved into the only other house in her remote neck of the woods? And so what if she hasn’t heard a peep out of her maker Bette or the other two members of The Triad? No news is good news, right?

Oh, how wrong she is…

Bite Me (approx. 65,000 words) is the second release in the wicked Blood Chord Series. It contains a fair amount of music, magic, fangs and freaks, along with adult situations– you’ve been warned!

Snag your copy for almost half-price now! Once the book goes live, the price will go back up to $4.99!

P.S: If you haven’t read the first book in the series, Kill Me, here’s your chance. For five days, Jan. 25th through the 29th (2015) you can pick up an ebook copy for free! Snag #1 and preorder #2 — that’s less than three bucks for two books. You can’t even get a latte for that price anymore 🙂

Kill Me (Blood Chord #1 ) Free on Amazon for five days only! (It’s been more than a year since it was last on sale to boot!) Click to get your copy today: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UPOLR6

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Blurb:

Three days ago, Claire was a wife, a mother, and very much alive… then the music called for her.

Claire has one goal for the conference— to land a few big clients so that her boss will give her a raise.  Bette is at the conference on a mission—to find a human with untapped talents that she can mold and control. Bette lures Claire in with a haunting violin solo, unraveling Claire’s life as her new talents emerge. To make matters worse, Claire is attracted to two unlikely people— both can light Claire’s fire, but is either of them the only one?

Spooktacular Giveaway Hop

Have I said before how much I love this time of year?

Mmmm. Fall. Halloween. English Toffee lattes and Sweet potato pies.

And of course, for all the wonderful chances to get FREE books and swag through the seasonal Blog hops! I’m participating in one such Halloween hop that has soooo many participating Authors and sites that my head is spinning and I’m giddy with the excitement of it all.

In case you don’t understand how a “hop” works, just click the banner above  and find yourself with gads of other sites to “hop” on over to. Each site is giving something away, whether free books or cool swag, so definitely check out the other sites and see what you can win!

Now, for my Giveaway:

I’m offering up a paperback copy of Kill Me for your reading pleasure, an ebook copy of Kill Me, and a cool little mini-poster that features the Kill Me cover art (autographed too!)

Click here to enter to win via my Rafflecopter giveaway!

Snag a copy of my novel KILL ME!

After waiting several weeks (and chanting in the moonlight, and chasing a rabbit so I could pet it’s foot) Amazon has finally lowered the price of KILL ME to $0.00 – so it’s finally FREE! I have no idea how long the mighty ‘Zon will keep it free, so I’d suggest you hop on over there and snag a copy pronto. (Ebook is free. Not the paperback)

KILL ME on Amazon

For those of you without an eReader, or who just prefer a physical copy in your hot little hands, I’m also running a paperback giveaway over on GoodReads, so there’s still hope for you yet!

KILL ME Giveaway on GoodReads

BOOK BLURB:

Three days ago, she was a wife, a mother, and very much alive… then the music called to her.
Marketing maven Claire has one goal for the Music Expo– to land a few whales so that her boss will give her a badly needed raise. She puts on her game face and courts the industry’s elite until her plans are derailed by hotness-in-high-heels.

Vampire Bette wants to find a human with untapped talents that she can mold and control. Using a haunted violin, she lures Claire in with her lilting song and bewitching smile. In that moment, Claire’s life is unraveled and she finds herself with more than strange dreams and overdue bills to worry about. Much more.

To make matters worse, Claire is attracted to two unlikely people– Bette and her hunky but pale associate, Gregor. Both can light Claire’s fire, but is either of them the only one?

Unfortunately for Claire, life isn’t all song lyrics and seduction. Tied to darkness by blood and power, Claire must harness her abilities if she has any hope of returning home to her daughter and regaining her former life.

REVIEWS:

“When I started reading Kill me, the first in a trilogy by new author Alex Owens I expected the usual – Vampires, Intrigue, Drama and a little bit of Spice.  What I did not expect was the hilarious writing! A few pages into the book and it is crystal clear that Owen’s strong suit is her ability to hit the funny bone every few sentences. ”   ~Aditi, READioactive Book Blog

“Not your traditional, action-packed vampire tale, but it is one that’s full of conflict – emotional, psychological, and (at times) extremely physical. Fast, fun, and . . . dare I say it, empowering . . . this is a wonderful story and one that will leave you anxious for more.” ~Sally, Bending the Bookshelf Blog
“Overall, a fun, indulgent novel that will appeal to any woman who has struggled with being a working mom and wished for secret powers.” ~ Christine, Ensconced in YA
“I made time for this book. I wanted to know what was going to happen next.” ~ Mark, Masquerade Crew

Alex Owens Has A New Website

There are always thing that need doing when it comes to publishing and promoting, and one such item on our To Do list has been (for a while) was to get Alex her own author site.

Well, procrastination be damned! We’ve finally done it.

So hop on over to Alex’s new site, sign up for her email updates and take a glimpse into her sometimes-warped mind.

The Official site of Author Alex Owens

Kill Me’s Appearance on VampChix & Bite Club

Doh! I completely spaced on telling everyone that my book Kill Me made an appearance over on the wildly popular blog VampChix & Bite Club.

Honestly, this summer is kicking my tail.

Between my other job as a Photographer (wedding and Senior portrai season!), kids, baseball, helping my sis plan her wedding, writing, prepping for back to school… well, you get the picture. I’m uber-busy.

Which is why I’m so thankful for other blogs that read, review or even post about my books. Nothing like web copy that I don’t have to do a thing for!

My Novel KILL ME is now available at Sony!

Kill Me (book one in the paranormal / UF BLOOD CHORD series) is now available for those of you out there that have Sony ereaders! I did notice, however, that no only is the author bio incorrect, but it appears to have someone else’s bio pasted in place of the correct one. Sigh.

At least it’s active now, though!

KILL ME @ SONY

Kill Me (Paranormal / Urban Fantasy) link for iBooks

So I finally figured out how to link to Kill Me on iBooks, thanks to a wonderful reader. So here it is! Go wild 🙂

 

Kill Me (A Blood Chord Novel) – Alex Owens

Kill Me, by Alex Owens is now available on iTunes!

Finally! The  first book in the new Blood Chordseries, Kill Me, is available on iTunes via the iBook store. I’d post a link directly to it, but I can’t figure out how to snag the link 😦

If anyone knows how to snag a direct book link from iBooks, I’d sure love to know!

Hope everyone has a fabulous weekend! The Hubs, Kiddo’s and I are off to an extended weekend of relaxation in the mountains of VA! I’m going to sit by a waterfall and zone out… even if it kills me 🙂

Source: alexmody.com via Karen on Pinterest

“Kill Me” Novel is Rolling Out to More Vendors (with coupon code!)

Hope everyone is having a fabulous Monday. Seriously 🙂

The first novel in the Blood Chord Series, Kill Me, has finally ended its ninety-day stint in the Amazon Select program, so now it’s on the way out to the other major book retailers. It can take anywhere from a few hours to a few weeks to show up everywhere, so I’ll have to pop back in with updates as they become available.

For now, you can view (or better yet, purchase, which would earn you major book karma points!) Kill Me at the following vendors:

And to give readers something to get lost in while lounging on the beach or by the pool, I’ve decided to offer a coupon for 50% off the list price at Smashwords.

Just click the link, add the book to your cart and input the coupon code:  RV36V and you will be able to download whatever ebook format will work with your ereader. But hurry, the coupon is only good through August 1st!

Happy Reading!

(All vendors will be listed on the Blood Chord Series site, so check there too!)

Hot Summer Reads – 5 Urban Fantasy e-Reads for 99-cents!

*** Hot Summer Reads! 5 Hot Urban Fantasy e-Reads Just 99 Cents Each – June 26th and 27th **
See the special Amazon sale page at: http://amzn.to/LCNvnE 

My newest release, Kill Me, has some fabulous company for this two-day special event. For a short time, readers can grab a copy from Amazon at a steep discount!

The books included in this promo are:

Maggie for Hire – Kate Danley
Immortalis Carpe Noctem – Katie Salidas
Inhale & Exhale – Kendall Gray
Death’s Hand & The Darkest Gate – SM Reine
Kill Me – Alex Owens

So what are you waiting for? Go on and snag a few on-sale Hot Urban Fantasies before the prices revert back to normal!

Book Review – Driving Me Nuts by PJ Jones

Driving Me Nuts!Driving Me Nuts! by P.J. Jones

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Having read a short story by PJ Jones (Ralphie the “Special” Werewolf, I think it was) in an anthology collection, I already knew the Jones has some serious comedic chops. So I expected this novel to be funny based on that and of course the cover. And it was… that’s quirky-funny, not silly-funny. There is a big difference.

What I wasn’t expecting was for Driving Me Nuts to have some substantial meat to it as well. Funny yes, but only funny– no. In fact, the absurd/ crazy moments balance out the more serious notes perfectly, making for a complex, satisfying novel.

And what better way to deal with life in all it’s craptastic glory, than to inject a little humor into it? In the end, I knew those damn nut-jobs, felt like they were friends or neighbors. Who am I kidding– they were my kin 🙂

Excellent fast-paced, quirky plot, tight writing and 3-D :jump out at you” characters. I will not hesitate to read more books my PJ Jones. In fact, I’m off to search for whatever else she’s written.

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As an aside, Amazon Select seems to have lost it’s luster (more on that once I get all my thoughts together) so I’ve decided to go ahead and burn through the last few freebie days I have left with the newly released Kill Me.

Download Kill Me for FREE only on May 14th or 15th, 2012 here: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007UPOLR6

Paperback Version of Kill Me Released!

Paperback Version of Kill Me Released!.

Yay! Finally… I can hold a copy of Kill Me in my own lil’ hands! And you can too 🙂 Check it, peeps!

via Paperback Version of Kill Me Released!.

Book Review on Masquerade Crew (Day 12 – Kill Me Blog Tour)

It’s day eleven of the blog tour and today over on Masquerade Crew is a review of Kill Me! So hop on over there and check out what Mark has to say about the debut of the Blood Chord Series!

4 Star Review: “The biggest thing for me that brought it down to a 4 from a 5 was the amount of sexual material.”

Source: The Masquerade Crew (http://s.tt/1aQfd)

(Blushes… what can I say? I like my vamps with a little bit of heat 🙂 )

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You can also check out the tour calendar over on the press page of the Blood Chord Series Site or Kill Me on Amazon if you’d like!

And don’t forget to enter to one one of the Fab prizes for the Kill Me end-of-tour Giveaway!!