Multicultural Paranormal Romance Author Alexandria Infante

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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Well,

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

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Halloween... muhahahah! :)

Well its October, and lots of fun stuff to do. Isn't this just the most awesome time for Vamps, Werewolves, Shape-shifters, Witches, Warlocks and Ghosties! I can't wait till pint size vamps come knocking on my door.

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! :)

~Alie :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

New authors, writers, published and anything in between...

So, I decided to write a paranormal book from my own cultural perspective. I'm Latin (Puerto Ricania/ Cubanita), Irish, African-American and Native American. Yet, I wanted my characters to reflect who I was, but incorporate other cultures as well. My books center on the myths of Ast`/the Egyptian Goddess Isis, Osiris, Horus both Elder and Infant, Thoth, the Underworld, the legends of the first wolf King linked to Romulus and Remus, the Goddess Sekhmet, the Japanese Sun Goddess, Finnish and Keltic legends, Ancient Church societies like the Brotherhood, the Avantes and Flaminie, Wyatt and Surrey, , Spartacus, Merlin, Shamanistic Rituals and the legend of the ancient Blackfeet; and Teaching. I've written 10 1/2 paranormals so far, (Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn Series) 3 Historical Romance, and 1 Contemporary Women's fiction. My first book to be published was Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn by Eternal Press on Aug 7th of this year.

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

Writing, writing, and more writin...

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!

~Alie

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn

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 Giveaway!!!

Well Hello there,

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

Teaching Between Midnight and Dawn

Well hello thar,

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