Multicultural Paranormal Romance Author Alexandria Infante


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Author Blog Hop!!

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

Blog Hop!

Well Hey Every One. We had a lil snafu!
We sorta forgot that one of the Greatest Holiday's was near, so with Easter being Sunday, it threw us off; but have no fear, the Blog Hop is still going strong. I will feature three Interracial Authors for the next three Mondays, this idea comes from IR Author Lolah Lace ( who invited me to hop along, so to speak. So come on and join us :)

We'll start off with mua! Lol, and I'll state a little bit about me, why I love Interracial Romance so much, and what Inspired me to write in three different genres.

So, drum Roll Please.......

I’m from California born and raised; however I have traveled a bit in my life. I started out as a chef, and held onto that career for 15-years, but I knew it was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. Not to mention I developed bursitis in my right shoulder.  I have a master’s in English Literature/Art History; with a Minor in Mythology and History. I do in home teaching as well as being a tutor. I have taught every subject in between, except math lol. I even spent a summer teaching the Fire Tec Class, when all I basically know about fire; is stop, drop and roll lol.
I has five amazing children; Matthew 27, Blazhia 26, Soleil 22, Micah 17 and Sora 12. Matthew, Blazhia and Soleil are in college; so I spend most of my time with Micah and Sora when I’m not writing. I’ve always loved vampires, werewolves, witches, and the things that go bump in the night; and it just rocks my boat to be able to write about them. I remember I was obsessed with Laurell K way back when, and read everything she wrote; until one day I was like, “I can so do this,” lol, and the rest is history as they say 20 books later.

What prompted me to began my quest to write Interracial Romance, was because of the lack there of.  Multiracial Young Women in a genre that spreads across color lines, and is a multi-billion dollar industry each year. I remember growing up lost at times, because I wasn't quite sure where I fit in, in the spectrum of race. I was bullied by certain races, because I was too Latina to be African-American, too African-American to be Caucasian, too Caucasian to be Native American, and so on, so it was sometime hard as a teen and a child.
I love Paranormal, Contemporary, and Historical Romance, but I didn't see myself reflected in the works that I read.  Moreover, if I did, it was a side character, a supporting character, or a villain; so I thought I’d write my own. Being multi-racial (Puerto Rican, Cuban, Native American, Irish and African-American) I wanted to see a character like me, and the fact that this is rare spurred me on. Authors like me (Interracial Romance writers, or what is more commonly known as IR authors) tend to get pigeon holed into one specific genres like Minority literature, Latina, African-American, or Ethnic, who hardly ever move out of that; and I think this is completely unfair.
I hoped by writing what I believe the genre should encompass, people would see the book for the story and negate the race of the character; that being, anyone could place themselves in the shoes of the character, not just someone of a minority background. 

      Why do I write what I do, lol, you know, I am not sure lol. I’ve always been fascinated with Vamps and Weres since I was a kid, so I guess it would only be natural that I would write it. I am not the “normal” person lol, whatever that means; so to write in this genre fits my personality perfectly. Convention has never been one of my strong suits, and I often get in trouble in everyday life because I stay as far away from convention as I can lol. I like the weird and unconventional. I’m a Sci-Fi freak too lol.
The main reason that I write the way that I do, is because I love myths from all over the world. It’s my goal to show that many of us Americans are very ethnocentric, and we tend to turn our noses up at something we deem not necessary or indicative to our own well-being or space in this realm; so we have this tendency to negate its value. I want to show people that culture is relevant to everything in life, and people should be proud of where they came from.
I also love the aspect of the Interracial Romance, my mantra, “True love sees no color lines, is pure in its truest form; and is only tainted when narrow-minded haters infiltrate it and make it something it is not.” Love is Love, as the marvelously talented Boy George once said; and I believe he is completely and totally on point. I feel like whether you're a Caucasian guy who has a thang for Sustahs, a Japanese guy who has love for Latinas, a Mexican guy who just can't get enough of Arab women, or an African- American guy who just loves him some Caucasian women. Who Cares, as long as “you do you” and you feel comfortable in your own skin. My ideal of love, includes er' body!

A Gorgeous Hot Yummy is just that.

You can Find My Books Throughout This Entire Blog Lol. Have Fun...

My Latest Works...

        What am I working on...

Historical Romance News...

A Queen Among Thieves
My newest in the Historical genre will be A Queen Among Thieves, set in 1600's Scotland. 
Shards of Grey
The next is Shards of Grey set in 18th century England, and because I'm using the tale end of the 1790s as well I was able to add a bit of piracy.
Set in India during the 18th century during the time of British invasion.

Paranormal Romance News...

Hidden Shadows Book 12 in the TBMD series
Gata; Daughters of Lite Book 4 in the ALFT series

Three to tell
Three sisters; witches, who fine an ancient talisman and become the most powerful witches alive. Set in New Orleans in the 1990.

Contemporary Romance News...

Grave Reviews;Meghan will drop Saturday April 30th 2014
One Foot in the Grave… 

Authors to come 

starting Monday April 28th, 2014

Author Laurel Cremant

Laurel writes paranormal and contemporary romance and is a self proclaimed, out of the closet nerd. She admits that she can't seem to avoid adding a bit of "nerdology" or "geek-dom" to all of her books. Living in Miami, she also admits that she can't seem to avoid giving her heroines gorgeous shoes, "In Miami, we worship everything strappy, open toed and just plain hot!"

M.O.K Author
For those who have read my books you know that i publish with LazyDay, Breathless, Crimson and Secret Cravings.

Third Author is a Surprise... :)

Happy Reading...

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