Multicultural Paranormal Romance Author Alexandria Infante


Friday, November 29, 2013

Author Alexandria Infante
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

I promised reviews, so now you have them. Over the Thanksgiving holiday, I had some time to read some interesting reads, and I truly enjoyed myself with many of them. I'm only doing five today, them I'll hit the next five next Friday.

Drum Roll Please..........

The first is Dark Wolf Rising by Rhyannon Byrd
Blurb: Eric Drake, a powerful Dark Wolf, has never trusted himself around human females—preferring to mate only within his pack. That is, until he encounters Chelsea Smart snooping around Silvercrest pack land in search of her missing sister.
Secretly, Chelsea thinks Eric is the sexiest man she's ever seen, though she is wary of his potent Alpha energy. Then it's discovered that Chelsea's sister is being held by a pack of vicious Lycans, and Eric heroically leaps into action. Now, Chelsea will risk everything—her body and soul—to surrender to the passion that will mark her as Eric's woman for all eternity…if they survive.
This lil diddy was cool to read. Although I am sooo not a fan of Harlaquin anything, this was a good read. liked the tension between Eric and Chelsea, but at times I wanted to slap the crap out of Chelsea. She was head strong, but very naive at the same time. Good read

Dark Season by Amy Cross
Blurb: When Sophie Hart is rescued from a mugging by a mysterious, silent vampire, she discovers that she is part of a dark prophecy. Patrick is the last vampire on Earth, having killed the rest of his species at the end of a bloody war, and he has plans for Sophie. But will she survive?

 Very good read, I'm just upset at the end. I didn't like the abruptness of the ending. I can't wait for book 2, but I'm still annoyed with how it ended. I don't usually read books where the characters are in their early 20s, but this was a good book, and I will be downloading the 2nd book for Black Friday lol.

Vampire Vacation: Just One Taste by Cj  Ellisson
Blurb: Meet Vivian. She's a 580-year-old vampire who exudes sex, has a talent for drama, and is passionate about two things: her human husband, Rafe, and their resort for the undead. Her ability to project physical illusions has created the perfect vacation spot -- a dark, isolated Alaskan hideaway where visitors can have their wildest fantasies come true.
Vivian knows the best performance requires perfect timing, but the powerful vamp is put to the test when she discovers a corpse in a locked guestroom minutes before the next arrivals. Always cool-headed, Rafe hides the body, convinced he and Vivian can find the culprit without disturbing their guests.
Juggling the increasingly outrageous demands of their customers while tracking a killer isn't easy. Will their poking and prodding give them the answers they need, or will it uncover secrets Vivian would kill to protect?

So this book was good too. I noticed that the author changed the cover and title, so I was confused for a bit, and had to literally search my kindle for it again to make sure that I had the right information,. I liked what I read, but unfortunately it was a passed off a a free excerpt, but amazon gives the impression that its the whole book for free. I haven't downloaded the second part, because although I liked the characters somewhat, I'm really not expecting myself to buy the next installment. Don't get me wrong, it was a very interesting story, I just didn't pull me like I expected it to.

Midnight Fire by Melody Anne
Blurb: Phoenix Light’s world collapses around her when her dad rushes in the house and switches on the television to see enemy soldiers are taking over their world. Luckily, her father knew an attack was imminent and he built a vast shelter in the mountains for their family, and thousands of others. What the people on earth don’t know is the war is much more than a human take-over. The forces of good and evil are battling and the humans are their pawns. Jayden, A Dark Angel, is a servant of Vyco and sent in to lead the survivors to their death, but the first person he meets is Phoenix and he finds he can’t destroy her. Jayden and Phoenix fall in love in spite of the battles around them and lean on their friends and family along the way. Jayden has to make the decision to choose good or evil. Will Phoenix stay human, or become immortal and join Jayden? Can she give up her friends and family? Will she have to choose? 
I kinda wasn't feeling this one. I'm not really into the teen young adult thing, so that's all I'm gonna say.

Next weeks Reviews: 

A Cajun Werwolf Christmas

The Girl who Never Came Back
Witch's Bell Book 1
Pack Mistress
A Lycan's Mate
Wolf's Haven

Happy Reading, and relax, read, and enjoy this Holiday season...:)

Monday, November 25, 2013

Is it Just Me :(

Author Alexandria Infante
 This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

Hey everyone..
How was your weekend?
So, I was doing some more perusing lol, and happened upon this very interesting article written by Sharon Cullars, journalist for the EVANSTON & SKOKIE bulletin post, and thought I'd let you guys weigh in on what she was saying. I agree completely, and nearly wrote the same article for another post in the beginning of the year. Sharon is also a paranormal IR author; so I wanted to see what you guys think, authors and readers. This has been an ongoing topic, because it seems like America seems to think that because of shows like "Scandal" IR Romance authors just started to write. This has been a genre for years before "Scandal" came about, and it peeves me a bit that people seem to think that we IR authors "Jumped on the Bandwagon".
What do you think?

Sharon writes:

In addition to the visual media now depicting interracial couples as "normal" (thanks largely in part to Shonda Rimes and her stable of shows), there is also a burgeoning genre in literature that only a few seem to know about. Namely, interracial romance novels.

At least one mainstream romance reader in the comments section of a romance book blog seemed taken aback by what she mused was a growing proliferation of romance novels depicting white heroes and black heroines in love matches. She stated:"I'm seeing a lot of white male/with black female genre books out there. Is this the new genre replacing werewolf/MM? I believe in love who you want to love but it worries me when writers jump on a bandwagon and flog it to death..."

Sharon: In other words, the commentator seemed to be suggesting that interracial romance literature is a fad, something temporary.

Her sentiment also seemed to imply that the pairing was an outlier trope.Note her comparison of interracial human relationships to non-human tropes like werewolves. She may be "disturbed" by the "new genre", but what she is actually witnessing is simply a sign of the times. As more people cross racial lines to love and marry, they, too, want to see themselves reflected in the media, including literature. That certain readers still see interracial relationships as somehow outside the "norm" is unfortunate. However, the times are a-changing and these folks will need to change along with them and relinquish their myopic views of who can and should love one another.

Reviews tomorrow, got sidetracked lol ;)

Monday, August 26, 2013

Them VMA'S... "And We Can't Stop".... Laughing...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...

So, I'm sure by now, er'body and they mamma has seen the VMA'S, or at least clips of what actually went on. Gaga was her normal self they say, but the actual show kicker, and the winner in "Ratchetness of the Century," Award goes to Miley Cirus.

I could not stop laughing!!!

I swear!
The first thing I thought was, "OOH Gurl...No,"
I understand that er'body needs a lil Twerking now and then, but come on gurl, what is wrong with you?
I didn't actually watch the show, but since I subscribe to most of the popular social sites, I have been bombarded by images of it. The audience reactions are classic, and I just had to put some of them up, encase you guys haven't seen them.

I could not stop laughing at the Smith family faces. They went from wtf, to disbelief, to Ewww, and finally OMG!

I would sure like to see what Paula Patton thought of Robin and Miley's performance...

I mean, c'mon, she had to know it was just "Nasty," lol. I'm all for white girls twerking, and any other nationally for that matter, but if people are looking at you, like you are living outside yo mind, then there's a problem, and she should have called it quits after that...

I hate Taylor's Smith's music... but I have to agree with her and Selena, this is just ratchet...

And this was classically funny, if Drake can't believe it! Then it must be bad when even rappers shake their heads in disbelievement...

To me, "Twerking," itself is just nasty....I see no dance value in it, but hey...that's just me.

At least with normal people, there are some consequences fo gettin yo twerk on...hahahaha!

The whole idea of the dance is...
I may write Paranormal, Contemporary and Historical with a slightly erotic element, but it is done tastefully. There is nothing tasteful about Twerking... and its sad that our young women of today have less and less respect for themselves...
How can you expect men to respect you...when you don't Respect Yourself...
On to Happier and less ridiculous things...
Next week Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Bennet...
New Book stay tuned...
:) Have an Awesome Day!!

Friday, August 23, 2013

Interview with Marianne Petit...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...

Well hay guys!

Since the interviews are going so well on the websites... I've decided to feature a new author every week on my blog as well. We caught up with Marianne Petit, and she took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to stop by and chat with us for a bit.

Awesome, we're totally excited to have her...

Marianne Petit is a former President of the Long Island Chapter of the Romance Writers of America. Her love for writing stems back to high school. She spent hours reading Nancy Drew, Alfred Hitchcock and historical romances, and at the age of fifteen, she wrote a short story for children, as well as numerous works of poetry. Marianne's love of history stems from her father, Roger, a Frenchman, whose love of American history greatly influenced her writing interests.

   As well, she is the former President of the Melville Lions club, a service organization, which raises money for the less fortunate - especially the sight and hearing impaired.
To Marianne's credit, Newsday as well as several local newspapers have written articles on Ms. Petit . She was also featured in a TV interview for her time travel novel, A Find Through Time.
Marianne loves to ski, raft, horseback ride, and enjoys the theater. She lives on Long Island and has been happily married for 34 years. She has two sons, a daughter-in-law and a new grandson.


Alexandria: So, Marianne, tell us what inspires you to write paranormal stories?
Marianne: What inspires you to write paranormal stories?
Alexandria: Has anything paranormal ever happened to you?
Marianne: I wish I could say yes, but sadly no. My sister, on the other hand, has had many experiences.
Alexandria: If you could be any character in fiction, who would you be?
Marianne: Hmm...well, since my fantasy, Amulet Of Darkness just came out and is still on my mind, I'd say a deity with powers.
 Alexandria: How was your publication experience?
Marianne: Getting published took tooooo long, with way too many rejections, but when you hold your book and see your cover and name it's worth all the heartache.
Alexandria: Can you give me one of your ‘aha moments’?
 Marianne: When I realized what was missing from my life....writing and telling stories.

Alexandria: When did you first decide to write your first book? What was it like?
 Marianne: When my father died suddenly I decided life was too short not to fulfill your dreams, so instead of just saying” one day I am gonna write that book,”  I went and found a writers convention and dove right in. Best thing I ever did!

Alexandria: Did you have support from your friends and family?
Marianne: My husband supported me from the beginning and is my biggest fan.  The women in my critique group, who are my dear friends, keep me going.
Alexandria: What is the biggest influence on your writing?
Marianne: When I was young, I read historical romances and I decided I wanted to write with that genre in mind. I love researching American history so my first book, A Find Through Time, stemmed from those historical books.
Alexandria: What obstacles do feel new authors have yet to overcome?
Marianne: Getting over rejections and pushing forward no matter what others say about your work.
Alexandria: How do you connect with your African American, Native American, Latina and other ethnic readers?
Marianne:  Well, when I wrote my time travel a Native American woman critiqued the story and thought I was also Native American, so I guess I did ok.
Alexandria: How do you find the time to write?
Marianne: I am lucky; writing is my job and my passion so it's not difficult for me.
Alexandria: What advice do you have for other authors who want to begin writing in your genre?
Marianne: You have to love your plot and characters no matter what genre you're writing, and read the kind of stories you want to write so you have a feel for how that genre plays out. Also, join a critique group and be willing to take advice and make changes when more than one person makes a suggestion.
Alexandria: And Lastly Marianne, what is your favorite book and why?
Marianne: I have to be honest, I don't have a favorite. I have read so many good books by wonderful authors. But, my favorite genre is historical westerns especially Native America love stories with a dreamy hero!
Alexandria: Now, to the New book, tell us about it.

Amulet of Darkness

In a land where creatures shape-shift, a blind man sees, and where believing in your gut instinct can save a life, a Herculean hero matches wits with a beautiful huntress.
Cyrenne’s life is pledged in servitude to the deity of the forest. She believes in obeying the deities, remaining chaste and that her abilities, as a warrior, are better than any man. When she catches the attention of the Storm Deity, and refuses his offer of immortality, he punishes her by besetting fear upon her. Her comrades die when she is unable to fight. She swears she shall not return home until she proves herself worthy and she sets out on a journey of redemption.
Gareth has always hated the Upland deities. He has no use for a woman dedicated to them, and who looks better in armor than most men do. He believes his gut instinct is always right, the deities are always wrong and a woman’s place is in the home, any home but his. When the spirited woman with the iron resolve saves his life, they set out on a journey that takes them through uncharted territories where love teeters on the edge of danger.

Sounds just awesome Marianne, we had a blast chatting with you, and feel free to stop by any time!! Thanks a Bunch :)
Also by Marianne Petit: 


You can Find Marianne Petit @, so check out these cool reads.
Next Week...
Interview with Richard Stephens & Salty Tails...
On Contemporary Romance w/Flava
Interview with Contemporary Romance author Carol Barrett.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Well Hay!!!!

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...


I know it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog, and for all my faithful subscribers I am soo sorry.
I’ve been having some family issues with my 70 year old mother, it’s time to look for assistant living, and it’s been utterly trying. But on to happier things. This week’s Reviews!!! Yeah!
Side note: I will never trash an author, even if I didn’t mesh with their work. I have love for my fellow authors, and people just do not understand how hard it is to write, and envelope your audience into your world. If I didn’t mesh with a book, I will tell you, but please check it out for yourself, because as my father used to say, “Las opiniones son como los culos, todo el mundo tiene uno,” translations, lol, opinions are like assholes, er’ body got one ;)
I have some juicy tidbits for you guys, and I am quite sure you’ll love them. The first in our line up today follows: I was extremely surprised Lol.
Paranormal Fantasies: A Promotional Collection of 14 Erotic Supernatural Stories
Annabel Bastione, Brandy Corvin , Adriana Rossi, Cassandra Court, Jessi Bond, JJ Collins, Layla Cole, Lorelai Phoenix, N.S. Charles, Polly J. Adams.

This is a collection of 14 juicy little short stories, which will delight, surprise and amaze you. Now, being a novice in the Erotica world, I must say, I couldn’t help the blushes. I sat reading this while I was waiting for a doctor’s appointment, and the guy across from me kept staring at me. It was hysterically funny, because I could tell that he certainly had a clue as to what I was reading, and when he got up to go in to see the doctor, he gave me a little smile.
Anyway, the collection has some very well written shorts, and if I had to say what my favorite was, it would be Blood and Black Leather, by Cassandra Court. I’m not well versed in the BSDM genre, my only other reads being Eden Conner’s Wildly Inappropriate, and V.L. Lewis' Fifty Shades of Jungle Fever, but I will definitely keep an eye out for more in this genre. I loved it. This collection is full of erotic fun, from BSDM, to M/M, MFM, M/M/M/M/M and then some. If you want a tawdry little read before bed time, this is where it’s at; and I say tawdry in a hella good way. You can best believe my 6’4 Hawaiian & White Hunk of a man was pleasantly happy that night! 
Check it out guysSummons: A Goblin King Prequel: Novella (Shadowlands) [Kindle Edition]
Shona Husk
I tried this one, because it was free on Amazon, which I am just loving the free-ness lol. However, I had a hard time with it. I actually didn’t finish it. I won’t actually review it, because my opinion shouldn’t sway anyone from what they think might be one of the best reads they’ve had in a long time. Unfortunately, we just didn’t mesh. But I do invite you guys to read it for yourself, you might actually love it, then we can chat about it, and you can tell me what you liked about the book, so I can give it another chance J

Fatal Deception [Kindle Edition] By S.R. Burks

I liked it, however I was a bit stuck on this one as well. It started out with a bang, but I sorta got stuck like I said. I won't review it, because it could just be me, but like I said above, please read it guys, because it might truly be an awesome read just out there waiting; and then we can talk about it.

Dark Wolf Rising (Harlequin Nocturne) [Kindle Edition]
Rhyannon Byrd
I really liked this one, it had action, a great love interest in the two main characters, even if Chelsea could be stubborn as hell, and a bit annoying at times. I loved Eric. He was a wolf, a girl could sink her teeth into. I also liked the fact that this is a series, and we get to see the entire Blood Runners’ stories, and how they came to be in the next installments of the books. The story was very interesting, compelling, even if Chelsea Smart made me want to pull my hair out, I still couldn’t put the book down! 
Bravo Ms. Byrd, and I can't wait for Mason’s installment. The classic thing here, is I never read Harlequin, and actually make fun of it in my book, Midna’s Farie Tale lol, but I won’t be doing that any more, and it is totally because of Ms. Byrd’s awesome book.
Her Dark Angel (Her Angel Romance Series Book 1)
by Felicity Heaton
Okay, so I had heard so many good things about this book, and really wanted to read it. It started with some interest, however, I fell short of what the author was aiming for. That is totally my fault that I didn’t get her concept. I won’t review it, because maybe it’s me, and not actually the book. You guys check it out, and let me know as well.

Next week…
Next on my list of Reviews…
Coming soon…
The Wolf Ring by Meg Harris

My Vampire Lover by Victoria Embers

Dark Season by Amy Cross

Billionaire Boy’s Club by Simone Holloway

Blue Collar Boys: Service Calls by Aria Hawthorne

Dapper Carter’s Eight Rules of Dating by Alan Mitchell

Paranormal Faè:
The Glass Wall - ( The Glass Wall Series - Book 1) by Madison Adler and Carmen Caine

Also, author interviews still going on at the websites, so check out some awesome authors there as well. Working on Hidden Shadows as we speak guys, and it should be out before Christmas, as well as two new historicals, and one new contemporary.
Happy Reading...
Until Next Week....:) 

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

And We Have Lift Off!!!

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

So, the Interviews are still going strong, and I am excited to say that I have met some fantastic people.

Paranormal Author Lillian MacKenzie Rhine
Paranormal Author Brian Woods
Paranormal Author Karen Vorbech Williams
Historical Romance Author Maxine Flam
Contemporary Romance Author McCollonough Ceili
Contemporary Romance Author Vallory Vance
Young Adult Author Bryan W. Alaspa
Dark fantasy, Sci-Fy-thriller Author Gregory Frost
So stop on by and check out this amazing talent.

Paranormal Fae:

This weeks reviews will be up on Friday, so stop by and see what we think is this month.
We will also continue to hold author blog guest spots and interviews, because they're so fun.

Coming soon for Alexandria Infante... 
Hidden Shadows
Shards of Grey
Daughters of Light; Gata

Check out my new interviews for the Teaching Between Midnight & Dawn Series...
They were totally awesome. Thanks so Much Teichia, Jamallah, Shonda, & Sabina! You guys were great, and I loved every moment of it! :)

Monday, July 1, 2013

Interviews...Guest Spots...Guest Blogs...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series...

For the Month of July...
Interviews, Spotlight, Guest Blogs...

I love to see new authors. Sometimes you find the most amazing authors for free, or they're just unknown. So, in the spirit of the up and coming author, I'm featuring guest spots, author interviews, and guest author blogs for the next two months. If you are totally interested, check out the sites, pick your genres, or as close to it you can find on my four sites;,,,, then send me an email and I'll send off the interview packet!

Hope to hear from you fellow authors, published or Unpublished :)

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Newest Interview...whohoo!

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series

Check me out! Lol
My interview this week with Shonda Brock on her Paranormal Romance website.

It was such awesome fun! 

Christa Wojciechowski
Digital Marketing Specialist was awesome, and I made a new friend.

 Check it out guys.

 I'll post the new book reviews tomorrow ;)

Monday, June 10, 2013

Erotic & near Erotic Authors...

Author Alexandria Infante for Eternal Press.
This is the Teaching between Midnight and Dawn Series


Today, I postulated the question; why are near Erotic and Erotic Romance Writers treated differently. Almost as if, we were branded with a scarlet A among the writing community, because they never take us seriously.
Perfect example; I liked over 100 author pages on Amazon as a favor to some fellow authors. Ya know how many people liked my page, and kept shouting for me to add tags.  16 flippin people. Is that some janky arse shite or what lol? J/K J

Well anyway, you would not believe some of the comments I received when I posted this same question. I have changed the names of the kind folks that posted, because I’m not trying to hurt people’s feelings, (well except for one tool who just wouldn’t stop ranting!) :)

It’s their opinions, and the great thing about America is that we are entitled to them.

 However, I do feel that some of the things they said were a bit harsh. yet, at the same time its good to get feedback from the public. Most of them have the misconception that all we erotic Romance novelist do is ply them with gratuitous sex, have no form, skills, hope of any kind of plot, goal for the writing, and our characters just aimlessly screw each other; and to this I do take OFFENSE.
We as Romance, near Erotic and Erotic alike need to skool them lol, because we have substance, heart, talent, and everything else that a “Normal” fiction writer does.

C’mon fellow Erotic writers, let’s storm the “Normal” fiction masses and show them what we can do!!! ;)

Some of the comments that were posted on the site…

M&A: wrote:
Interesting dilemma, Alexandria I haven’t read your books, but clearly you have put your heart and soul into them. I think there probably is a segment of the reading public that arbitrarily rejects the “erotic” label. Probably because of a perception that “erotic” is synonymous with gratuitous sex rather than what Faulkner referred to as the “heart” vs. “glands” in his Nobel Prize address. Can an erotic novel have pretensions to art? Of course it can in the hands of a serious novelist. Think Lady Chatterley’s Lover. A marvelous novel, ahead of its time, though it would likely have been categorized “erotic” had it been written today. Now here’s a bit of irony for you to ponder. I first read this as a young teenager in the “expurgated” version. Ran into a lot of asterisks. But it had great power as a love story. Some years later, when the ban was lifted, I read the “unexpurgated” version. Maybe it was dated by then, but I found some of the dialogue (passages like “F___k a flame”) a little ridiculous. In the end, I thought the expurgated version was a better novel. What was left to the imagination was more powerful than some of the explicit passages. I think that is something for every serious novelist (such as yourself), writing in the erotic genre, to weigh carefully.

Dickweed wrote:
 I find it difficult to take, any writer that uses ‘kinda’, ‘lil’, ‘cuz’, ‘shud’ (etc) too seriously - but, maybe, I am just an old British dinosaur ! (No offence meant) !( yea he is, but he should have tried punctuation first tee-hee.)

K&C wrote:
I think it depends. I imagine fans of the genre will take the writers seriously but there does seem to be a bit of a stigma on it. Personally, I’m not a huge fan of it. I don’t mind if there are erotic scenes in books, but in erotic novels that I’ve read, it seems that the big goal is to get two people into bed. In addition, that’s what the genre is about I know. But that’s not what I read a book for. I also think that the genre has been hampered in the past a bit by some poor writing and hackneyed or cookie cutter plots. That could be changing, things becoming more sophisticated in the genre. So I do think in the writing world in general, the genre might still be looked down a bit, but I don’t think that’s necessarily fair. It has an audience and if the writing is good, it should be as respected for what it’s supposed to be.

L&M wrote:
Yeah, I gotta say Alan (yeah, that’s right, I typed “gotta”…hell not to mention “Yeah”), if offence (in America we spell it offense so you’re spelling is really upsetting my spell check) was not meant, why say it? Obviously these are informal discussions in an online chat format, not book proposals or resumes. And please, don’t get me started on British English. Much as I love things British, when I was there in the 80s, there were times I needed the Universal Translator just to understand people. After all, it wasn’t Americans who created rhyming slang. I know the British think they invented English, but they didn’t. They appropriated it from about 80 different other cultures thousands of years ago and slapped their own brand name on it when it started coming together in the form of a language. American English is just another branch of the tree.

Having said that, Alexandria, your stuff (yeah Alan, I typed “stuff”) sounds interesting. If I have a complaint with the erotic genre it’s with those books that put aside plot and character development for sex scenes. But you seem to have a pretty good balance. It’s nice to have a strong female character too. I think one of the things affecting the respectability of the genre is the Harlequin Romance sort of work which I think a lot of people think of when they think romance or erotic fiction. They do seem a bit “assembly line.” Maybe writers like you can bring some legitimacy to the genre. :)

A&P wrote:
As a writer of erotic stories, I can tell you from the feedback I get on, people do take you seriously.

Loved this discussion, it was great and full of feedback. 

So guys, just thought I’d share a few with you out there. I’ll keep you posted with updates ;)