Monday, December 26, 2011
Monday, December 12, 2011
Got some really good responses from the post Conundrum, keep the ideas coming guys! They’re great, and I’ve already set three of them aside that i may use for the ending of the book!
Ps, the contest for a free digital copy of my book Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn is still going strong. The end date is the Dec. 23rd, so log on and automatically be entered to win! :) (www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin go to the shout out page and leave ur solution to Em’s problem).
Friday, December 9, 2011
Got an idea for a new Women’s Contemporary fiction book and wanna run it by my editor.
I was talking to a friend the other day, and she was telling me about this huge conundrum that she’s in. I thought that I would the scenario for a new book. Then I thought I would send it out, have you guys respond to it, and then whoever has the best answer, I’ll base the ending of the book on what they wrote back to me. You’ll get partial credit for the concept, be acknowledged at the end of the book for your contributions, and get some fame out of it lol.
However, there are some stipulations for answers:
. You Can Not answer in a Christian tone, (i.e, you’re goin to hell in gasoline draws, God is gonna punish you, or the Bible says blazay, blazay….)
2. She is NOT a hoe, so I won’t accept answers like that.
3. Give serious answers, on what you think she should do.
4. Whichever is the best answer I’m gonna use for the ending of the book.
My friend and I were having coffee the other day, and I asked how her love life was going. She started laughing hysterically, and then commenced to tell me about it. She’d been dating this older guy, (she’s 35) for over a year now, but they have absolutely nothing common. (Yes sometimes this is good, but others it can be a disaster, which is what they are.) They have nothing in common whatsoever.
My friend, we’ll just say Emma, is a progressive liberal-near socialist, and he’s a conservative. They have nothing in common, except sex, (here she says it is off the chain hahaha). The sex is amazing, but they can’t have a normal conversation without it turning into an argument. Yet, despite this craziness, s says that he is a very sweet person (I’ve met him a couple of times and other than his spews of bollix on social issues he seemed nice enough). He does anything to make her happy, but he won’t see anyone else’s views as valid. He constantly talks shite about anything other than his views or beliefs, like the fact that education is a rip off, professors are shysters ( here you know I wanted to punch him the f*** out!) but they have been together for a year and she loves him to some degree; (but I think it’s more that she’s comfortable, he’s dependable, and she feels like since she’s 35 she doesn’t want to get out there in the meat market of dating).
Well, she happened to be at starbucks getting coffee and some guy asked what she was ordering out of the blue, and she turned to see who it was, and she said she was like wow( I know, already an intro for a book lol, I just need to make him extra yummy lol). They started talking, and he asked her for coffee the following week.
She decided to go, and said that she had a blast.
Here in lies her problem; she found out that he was only 26 years old (hahahahaha! Yes, I feel like use and abuse him for all of us over 35 year old women!).
He is everything that she wants. He’s funny, caring, likes the things that she likes, is kewl wit her 12 year old son, notices things, (like she got a hair cut, lost weight) and she has been dating him on the side for the last 4 months. Well, it’s been 4 months, but she hasn’t told the other guy that she’s been dating the 26 year old.
Last week she said that it got intimate, and here I’m sorry but I couldn’t help laughing; because she said that the 26 year old was only 5’9 and hung like a horse! (LmmfaO, Hahahahaha!).
Well, my answer to this could have gone several ways. But seeing as how we’ve been friends for over a decade, she already knows what I’m gonna say to her. So I thought, I’d put it out there to you guys, and see what you thought? I already told her that I was gonna use it for a women’s fiction, so go ahead and give me your best.
She said that she was reluctant to make a choice, and I asked her why; this is what she said.
1. She’s 35 years old with a 12 year old son, and could she really have a relationship of significance with a 26 year old?
2. The 43 year old is stability, even if he is a dick most of the time
3. What if next week the 26 year old decided to date someone his own age, and where does that leave her if she gives up the 43 year old?
4. Although she is totally enraptured with the 26 year old, he wants things that she doesn’t (children, marriage), and wants her to want the same.
So, here is what you have to answer;
What would you advise her to do?
C’mon y’all make em good. Whichever is the best is the one that I’m gonna use for the book, will be posted on all the book sites, and you get credit for your answer if I use it.
The contest for the free digital copy of Teaching between Midnight and Dawn is still going strong (www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin. go to shout outs). The contest end date is Dec 23rd, so get your shout outs in by then if you want to win. By leaving a shout out, you're automatically entered for a chance to win. If you have vamp and werewolf fans as friends, this would be the perfect holiday gift or stocking stuffer from you.
Thanks a bunch Alie~
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Today is a new day, whoot hoot. Lost of writing to do today, because since i decided to push back book 11 and make it 12, I have loads of RESEARCH to do for the new book lol, but i love it anyway.
I'm happy today, because I'm doing two online interviews, and this is sooo much fun. When i finish and they have posted I'll let you guys know about it.
The site came out really good after I took some suggestions from a fellow writer; and i can say that she hit it the nail on the head, and I'm enjoying it better as well.
The new trailers are up, and I should have the ones up for the Historical ones up sometime next week. With this being the holiday season so much is to be done, so sometime with demands from family this stuff can get backlogged.
But anyway I'm pretty happy with the trailers. Can you guess which shot is of me at 17 lol?
I used my daughters and nieces for the main female characters, and this was so fun.
My oldest daughter was shocked, but she loved it anyway.
So check out the site (www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin) and see the new trailers.
Not to mention they are so kewl to make. I want people to see what I see, that love has no color, that love is just that; LOVE.
Romance for me encompasses this completely and totally.
Although this site is for updates on the Teaching series, for those of you who like Contemporary Women's fiction, and Historical Period pieces, the site has those for y'all as well.
Check Out Educating Lies, A Slow Time to Love, or Shades of Grey.
I had such a great time writing these, because they were outside of my normal writing; so I just ran with it and had fun with it.
Just so the people out there know, my main female characters are of mixed race (eg. African-America/white, Japanese/Irish/African-American, Romanian/African-American) so being of mixed blood myself, I write from that perspective. But I totally hope that this will not deter you from reading my books, watching my trailers, or buying my books; because a good story is just that; regardless of race.
At least that's the way that I feel...
Have a great Holiday season, and don't for get to give...
Friday, December 2, 2011
Off today and thought that I would just hang out at Starbucks and check out how the book's doing, get some atmospheric blogs goin on, and just do and be nothing for the day.
I shopped on a couple of writer's sites, and was surprised to find that there is a lot of "Hater Aid" out there! This I was surprised at, because if I happen to be the next big thing there is no way that I wouldn't want to give the next writer all the tips that I could to help them make it as well.
But what I found were a lot of pretentious writers, authors and reviewers who think their booties don't stink just like the rest of us.
At one site people even took issue with authors who posted their already published works (no not me! Lol), and said things like, this is not for you, go to the published page, or if you want to add to this thread you need to be unpublished. Or the famous one, they just erased their links, post, and anything related to the person! (Way harsh y'all lol)
But what I'm very surprised about is that this so called elite intellectual community of ours, where ppl supposedly aspire to assuage the minds of the public with both literature and meaning; are a bunch of school yard kids who basically are saying; If I can't be quarterback, then I'm takin my ball and going home!
And then writing as a whole?
I mean c'mon why should any literature be pigeon holed, except by it's genre? Why should it be labeled as Black literature, Latino literature, Asian literature ect. I've never seen the title Cacuasion literature? Have you? (Seriously, I'm curious I wanna know. If you find it send it to me) If I read Shakespeare, do I look for the title that states; written by a white British man, but its speculated that Phillip Marlo actually wrote it? So why is it implied by a label that any book is 1. Written by a minority or 2. About minorities? Wtf is this? Should not the book be reviewed or read because its a good book, not what color/race the character or the writer is?
But then if this were the case, then I would be living in a euphoric, beatific, cool, crazy, delighted, dreamy, ecstatic, elated, enchanted, enraptured state of none existence, hahahaha! Where Utopia actually exists. Yea F'n right.
But then I guess I sorta look at Love through rose colored glasses, because the person's race should not matter in love. If it did then I wouldn't be here, nor my kiddies.
Seriously, I am at a loss on how to market my own book lol! I mean should it matter to the average soccer mom that my character isn't white if the story's good? Should it matter to the African-American business ex that my character is Latina and African?
This is the semantic, acceptable, allowable Bullshit that I find so irritating! Wolves, Vamps and anything else supernatural are not normal in the first place; so why would any of this f'n bolix matter? Lol, I swear it gets under my skin!!!
But anyway, after two cups of this amazing Egg Nog Latte` I felt a bit better, but wired as hell! What do they put in that coffee at SB lol.Alie out!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
its been a while since I reached out lol; so I'll just give ya an update on what's happened since.
Made some new trailers for the books, and thanks to my female models, I think they came out very awesome! I really like the way they look, and I hope that every one enjoys them as much as I did watching them once they were done.
So if ya have some time head on over to www.freewebs.com/poisonedpin and check them out under book trailers.
Finally finished book ten and excited with it. Wrote half of book 11, and then decided to push it back and make it book 13 lol.
So with the holidays coming, I figure it probably won't be till after xmas that i actually finish book 11.
Monday, November 7, 2011
It's been at least a week and a half since I've written, that time being spent searching for someone to review my book lol. Well, someone slightly or professional. This my friends is an enormous job. I had no idea that it is very time consuming; and most reviewers that you petition are quite busy. Well, *sigh*. Wish me good luck guys that not only do I get a reviewer, but that I also get a very good one. I never knew how much a writer has to depend on "Good" reviews.
Monday, October 31, 2011
its that time again when all of the ghosties and goblins come out. If you like paranormal romance, than here's a good treat for you tonite. Check out my book Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn. Not only does it have lots of vamps, werewolves, warlocks and witches; but lots of steamy love scenes and massive action. Check it out and tell me what you think. You can get it at EternalPress.biz
Monday, October 24, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
But while you're waiting too, check out the trailer for Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn, and you're sure to get lots of Wolves and Vamps; yummy enough for us adult girls and boys! Tis the witching season mates, poke around and have some fun! :)
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Anyway, I thought that I would take what we know of the paranormal genre, and instead of making the main character like this kick ass detective, hunter, or private dick; I decided to throw a bunch of teachers in the mix, who had historical knowledge of what vampires, wolves and ghosties were all about; but would never in a million years believe it was true.
This my friends was...the...hardest...idea to sell to anyone!
Lol, but finally I did. I got a bunch of rejection letters that were both painful and insightful; but I will say that the most hilarious one that I got (won't embarrass the editor because she wasn't prejudice, just more like ignorant; and she apologized profusely later) was from this company, who looked at my last name (INFANTE`) and assumed that the accents that my Scottish werewolves have were actually typos. She said that the book was very entertaining, but she was very concerned about my language skills, then suggested that I take an English as a second language course. Needless to say, I laughed hysterically, sent her an email back and told her that not only was I a teacher, but the characters had accents.
After that, my sister gave me this lil book called, "Dirty Rotten Rejections," and I still laugh every time that I think about that one. The book was very uplifting, and told of the plights that other very well known authors went through. Huckleberry Fin was rejected 35 times, E.T, 28, and a host of others. I bet the studios who rejected E.T are still kickin their own asses! hahaha!
I wanted to start this blog because although we live in the 21st century, there are vast wrongly sighted stereotypes, labels, ethnic discrimination and beliefs that continue to be perpetuated out there in the real world. The very idea that a publishing company would think that the average soccer mom wouldn't want to read my book, because the main female character is Half Caucasian and Half African seems preposterous to me. But many of the editors that I have spoken to in the last five years swear that this is true. They themselves are in no way prejudice ( at least they didn't sound like it), it is just that this is still a business; and they want to be able to market what the know they can sell, (Hence Twilight. I have no prob wit Steph, I'm just not a fan. But I am a fan of her popularity, hook a sustah up Steph!)
Notwithstanding, at the same time, I think it is equally unfair to be pigeonholed into one specific section ( like because I'm mixed my books should be in either the African-American section, or the Latina. This stems from that antediluvian idea of that ole`"One Drop" rule bollix that continues to be preserved.
This blog is not only about my books, but it is also for those of you who feel like I do, and want to vent lol, or just talk and swap ideas about the paranormal genre and what we think would make it even better than it already is. Paranormal and many of its origins; Voodoo, Necromancy, Mystic entrancement, Sangria, Wicca, Magick, Voulrdoron and a host of others; as well as the ancient spiritual workings that originated to begin with that many subscribe to today are not from Americans. So to classify them as one specific forum seems like complete bollix to me. Remember, America, Spain, as well as Rome wanted to stamp out anything that wasn't of a Christian/Catholic edict.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Have you ever been in the thick, of writing, then all of a sudden you hit an enormous, flat out big flippin brick wall?
Well, that's how I felt yesterday. I am at the present working on book 11, and for some reason I'm stumped. I thought if maybe I read a lil, it would produce something; but that didn't work either. Not to mention, I don't like to read other people's work when I'm writing, because somehow the subconscious always seems to latch onto something from that person's work, and unfortunately you may, with no intention at all, plagiarize their work; so I stay clear when I'm writing.
So I am now stuck. I believe that the other ten book are amazing, if I may say so myself. Book two, Teach me the Night, in the series Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn is a lot more juicer than book one. You have more of the erotic, (which is a given, c'mon its Vamps! lol). You have the introduction of the Vampires, Saix and Sephoroth which the first book touched on, who are actually in command in this one. And god are they hot! I should know, lol, I made them that way. But it picks up from where book one left off. You have a host of new characters entering; more werewolves from the Scottish Clan, but also Magnus, a 579 year old Warlock shows up to help; not to mention Tobey, the main character's twin brother. You have the first real glimpse of the Council and their debauchery, and wicked ways, more action, and of course Magick! Arieanna seems to only amplify. (spelled that way on purpose, it indicates ancient). But most importantly, the main characters Jobey and Saix find that ultimate, willing to give anything; even walk into daylight love, which is the center of each of the books.
Well, now I need some inspiration here lol, maybe its time for a trek to Starbucks. A green Tea Frap sounds really-really good right now!
Bye for now guys!
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Arieanna never thought in her wildest dreams that she, would fall in love with a Lycan; let alone believe that they even existed! It went against everything that she had ever been taught to believe. She had never once given them any credence. The things that go bump in the night were just that, and she wanted it to stay that way too! But just one touch from him, and everything changed. The way that his hands seemed to drawn something expected from her, to the way that his eyes seemed to smolder every time he looked at her. She had been safe and sound in her own lil chromatic world. Until he turned her safe little world upside down, and unleashed something in her, that she even herself feared…
“Love me.” She suddenly whispered closing her eyes, and he continued to stare up at her shocked. Did he dare? He hadn’t made love like that in centuries! He could feel and smell pack in her, and it was exhilarating to him! Could he even control it? She was human and not herself, but the pack smell continued to get stronger. He breathed it in again, and it sent a shock of electricity up his spine, and he gasped.
He tried to push her back, but she whispered his name. He felt his beast stir, and what control he had left him as she looked down on him. He took her to that same alcove, and pushed her
to the ground a bit roughly. He could smell her lust on the air mixed with pack, and he
ripped the coat off her, then her tee-shirts. She ripped his shirt open, and then…
ah, ah, ahh, check out the book @ eternalpress.biz to finish this juicy scene lol!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn
You can get it at eternalpress.biz
Totally excited to say that Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn is selling in the U.K, New Zealand and Australia!
Check out the changes on my website;
Sign up at the bottom of the intro page,(the first page) Give a shout out on theGuestbook page, and you'll be entered for a chance to Win an autographed Free copy of Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn from Alexandria Infante!
The Drawing is Nov 15th so all entries must be in by then. Good Luck :)
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Its been a while, but in that time I have a bunch of new stuff to report. I'm excited to say that by book is finally out there on the market, and I must say that I'm very proud of it. I have gotten some amazing reviews, and one not so, but hey, you live and learn. I can say that I was a lil heart broken by that one, but I take it with a grain of salt, because it is you my fans that mean the most to me; and who's opinions that really matter to me. So, you can find the book @ Eternal Press.biz, in both Print, Reader, Kindle and Pdf. I hope you guys love it as much as i did writing it. Stay tuned for Book two in the Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn Series, and I gave you a lil snippet at the end of book one. The podcast and trailer are on Youtube, and Probean. Check them out, and give me your feed back and tell me how you like it.
Thanks again guys,
Love you all for continuing to support me
Monday, August 1, 2011
My name is Alexandria Infante`, and I'm so happy to be here. With my new Paranormal romance, Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn being launched from Eternal Press on August 7 2011 I thought I'd just drop by and say hey...so hey there. I'll be at the Launch in our chat room on August 7, 1 to 2 p.m. and 6-7 p.m. So head on over to the chat and give me and the rest of the authors a shout out!
Much love, and thanks
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I say thanks to all you out there that have supported me all these years, and continue each day!!!
Especially, to all ma ninjas out thar.... you no who U is!!!!
Monday, March 28, 2011