Monday, January 25, 2016

Pride Promotions Presents: Anchored In Stone by Meraki P. Lyhne #Paranormal #MMromance #Giveaway

Anchored In Stone by Meraki P. Lyhne

Series: Chronicles of an Earned Book: One

Release Date: November 1st, 2015
The easiest heist in Alex Rhoden’s career is also the most dangerous of all.
As a child, Alex Rhoden’s talent as a thief was recognized by a rich art collector. He has since then been schooled and trained to become one of the best art thieves in the world. While on the easiest heist of his career he finds himself running with the artefact in his possession, followed by an unknown adversary. But they are not the only ones interested in the artefact—so is an ancient race of demigods called Earned. Cornered and out of options, Alex has to make a difficult decision that will turn his life upside down no matter what he chooses.
The young demigod, Kaleb, is reborn into servitude, but he is a freak amongst his own kind—the forbidden unity between an Earned and a witch. Other than finding himself, learning to control his powers, and balance high school as a senior, Kaleb must earn the trust of his pack and family. But Alex is in danger and the young demigod struggles to keep up.

Pages or Words: 373 pages, 106,985 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Alex made his way down the corridors, watching out for the guard. This one he found leafing through a magazine with his feet up and his back turned to the staircase. Alex stopped, breathed in deeply, and let it out slowly, reminding himself that a fat guard’s dumb luck was what caught his cat burglar mentor. No matter how carefully one builds a card house, a gust of wind can bring it all down.
    So Alex took his time and focused all his expertise on getting past this guard as if he were from the agency itself. Finally in the basement, he made his way to the crate, pushed it open, and sought out the stone first. He found it and put it in a bag, which he in turn put in his thigh pocket, before stuffing another bag with whatever his pricey education had told him was worth the most on the black market.
    Happy with his find, he turned, but something seemed to have a hold on the pocket with the stone in. He turned and found himself face to face with a big, mean-looking ghost. He gasped and clasped his left hand over his mouth to catch the scream he couldn’t stop, and clutched the stone with his right.
    And then he ran. He didn’t even care if the guard saw him. He made it past the guard, who was nowhere in sight, and exited through the service entrance.
    Alex didn’t stop until his body threatened to vomit out his heart. He stopped and by sheer exhaustion, his body chose to empty his stomach anyway. He took the stone out and stared at it. It felt almost as if fine electricity danced between it and where it touched his skin.
    “What the hell did you have me steal, Mr. Henry?”

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An Interview with the Author

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Meraki P. Lyhne author of Anchored in Stone.
Hi Meraki, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.

Trivial stuff, sure. I’m a Danish woman at 36. I’m a mom, a wife, a coffeeholic. I’m a black smith by trade, but I switched out the hammer and anvil for a keyboard to make the constant run of a character stop. It didn’t work out as well as planned because that just made room for more. When I moved into MM I made up this Pseudonym. That’s what the P. stands for. I’ve been published in Denmark and a publisher there once told me that readers can relate two genres pr. Author name. MM is so far from what I’ve written so far, so I made up Meraki to write MM.
Why do you write?

I can’t not write. It’s as necessary as breathing. If I don’t write I get really depressed. I need my mind busy with something.

Which of your books was the most difficult to write?

A crime thriller. The plot literally just fell into my lap as I was trying to come up with a title for something that never amounted to anything, because this plot got my attention. Writing it, though, was a struggle, and I had to wring out most paragraphs. It was three to four years coming, and I usually get a first draft done in a matter of months.

Give us an insight into your main character. What does he/she do that is so special?

Alex is an art thief who has been schooled and trained by the best in the world. He was a pickpocket as a child, stealing to cover his dad’s drinking and gambling habits, but I guess what makes him the most special is how much he has managed to hide from himself. He has this uncanny ability to focus all of his attention on the outside world and bury his own needs and desires. He even manages to bury how miserable it makes him. Of course no human can handle that in the long run, so either they find a vent, or they explode.

How much research do you do for your books?

Lots! This series was eight years coming, and I delved into comparative religious theories, world religions, alchemy, esoteric books, and art. Even when not having to research for a book, I just research something, because I think it’s important for authors to know a little bit about everything, so that they can recognize opportunities for story lines and have an idea of where to delve deeper once specific story research becomes necessary. But first, one has to know where to look. My research goes into just about everything from chemistry, forensic methods, cars, medical stuff, card tricks, and foreign cultural customs. My characters teach me stuff, too, or present skills I’ll have to learn in order to write them. Like the card tricks.

Who designs your covers?

This series has so far had two covers designed by Carmen Waters. The publisher eXtasy Books found her.

Meet the author:

Meraki P. Lyhne is a Danish author with a love for the paranormal and space opera. She has been writing space opera since 2007, but paranormal erotic romance is a newer love. Closing the door to her writing-den, she delves into elaborate stories and research ancient religions, mythologies, and arts of the world to be inspired, so she can create new creatures of the paranormal.

Where to find the author:
Twitter: @MerakiPLyhne

Publisher: Extasy Books

Cover Artist: Carmen Waters

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