"There is nothing I enjoy more than traveling and taking pictures of the many breathtaking places this world has to offer. Most of all, I like to capture the wonderful and interesting people that represent these cultures. Trying to see the world through their eyes has been my most challenging yet rewarding pursuit so far.
Children, especially, have always had a special place in my heart. Regardless of race, country and religion, all children should have the right to be JUST that. Unfortunately, this is not the case in many countries, where war and famine have poisoned their youth and replaced the look of happiness and purity in their eyes with that of despair and fear. No child should have to replace balls and dolls for guns and grenades. No child should have haunted eyes."
Her extensive travels have inspired countless stories. The seven-book Elite Operatives series, released by Bold Strokes Books, mark her debut as a writer. Her latest release is Demons are Forever, the fifth book in the series. Book six, The Gemini Deception, will be released in spring 2013.
Book Four, Dying to Live, was 2012 Lambda Literary Award Winner, won a 2012 Golden Crown Literary Society Award and The Lesbian Fiction Readers' Choice Award. Book Three, Missing Lynx, was a 2011 Lambda Literary Award Finalist, won a 2011 Golden Crown Literary Society Award, two Lesbian Fiction Readers' Choice Awards, and Honorable Mention in the 2011 LGBT Rainbow Awards. Book Two, Thief of Always, won a 2010 Golden Crown Literary Society Award and two Lesbian Fiction Readers' Choice Awards. Lethal Affairs, the first book in the series, reached #1 in Lesbian fiction on Amazon's best seller list two days after its July 14, 2008 release. It won the Lesbian Fiction Readers' Choice Award for favorite Adventure in 2009, and the Dutch translation won 2nd prize for "All-Time Best Lesbian International Book". The first three books in the series have been translated into Dutch and Russian.
Her passions include photography, the music of her homeland, racing fast cars and bikes, and a variety of sports. She is a voracious reader, and her extensive library contains an eclectic array of academic material, including books on sociology, anatomy, genetics, psychology, chemistry, and physics. Some of her favorite fiction authors include Fjodor Dostojewski, Leo Tolstoy, Umberto Eco, Michael Cunningham, and David Sedaris. But as much as she enjoys all of the above, that which gives her the greatest joy is spending time, when ever possible, with her amazing nephews.
Xenia Alexiou taking a stroll with her girlfriend
Xenia shares her home with her extraordinary Shepherd, Noah.
The Gemini Deception (The Elite Operatives) by Kim Baldwin and Xenia Alexiou
Series: The Elite Operatives
Paperback: 360 pages
Publisher: Bold Strokes Books (April 16, 2013)
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Agent Harper “Shield” Kennedy’s specialty within the Elite Operatives Organization is security, although she’s long lost any gratification from babysitting most VIPs. However, her new assignment—to safeguard the U.S. president—will prove to be the biggest challenge of her career. Shield’s mission to protect the first female chief executive is complicated by threats to her own life when she begins to question the president’s orders.
Loner Ryden Wagner is content with her life as a florist until she becomes a pawn in a political deception involving the highest office in the land. Trapped in a dangerous game where one false move could cost Ryden her life, she has to rely solely on the president’s new bodyguard.
As an attraction between the two women grows, so does the urgency for answers, but will the truth bring them together or tear them apart?
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