Publisher: eXtasy Books (November 8, 2015)
Amazon Kindle: Anchored in Stone (Chronicles of an Earned Book 1)
Blurb: The easiest heist in Alex Rhoden’s career is also the most dangerous of all.
As a child, Alex Rhoden’s talent as a thief was recognized by a rich art collector. He has since then been schooled and trained to become one of the best art thieves in the world. While on the easiest heist of his career he finds himself running with the artefact in his possession, followed by an unknown adversary. But they are not the only ones interested in the artefact—so is an ancient race of demigods called Earned. Cornered and out of options, Alex has to make a difficult decision that will turn his life upside down no matter what he chooses.
The young demigod, Kaleb, is reborn into servitude, but he is a freak amongst his own kind—the forbidden unity between an Earned and a witch. Other than finding himself, learning to control his powers, and balance high school as a senior, Kaleb must earn the trust of his pack and family. But Alex is in danger and the young demigod struggles to keep up.
Alex made his way down the corridors, watching out for the guard. This one he found leafing through a magazine with his feet up and his back turned to the staircase. Alex stopped, breathed in deeply, and let it out slowly, reminding himself that a fat guard’s dumb luck was what caught his cat burglar mentor. No matter how carefully one builds a card house, a gust of wind can bring it all down.
So Alex took his time and focused all his expertise on getting past this guard as if he were from the agency itself. Finally in the basement, he made his way to the crate, pushed it open, and sought out the stone first. He found it and put it in a bag, which he in turn put in his thigh pocket, before stuffing another bag with whatever his pricey education had told him was worth the most on the black market.
Happy with his find, he turned, but something seemed to have a hold on the pocket with the stone in. He turned and found himself face to face with a big, mean-looking ghost. He gasped and clasped his left hand over his mouth to catch the scream he couldn’t stop, and clutched the stone with his right.
And then he ran. He didn’t even care if the guard saw him. He made it past the guard, who was nowhere in sight, and exited through the service entrance.
Alex didn’t stop until his body threatened to vomit out his heart. He stopped and by sheer exhaustion, his body chose to empty his stomach anyway. He took the stone out and stared at it. It felt almost as if fine electricity danced between it and where it touched his skin.
“What the hell did you have me steal, Mr. Henry?”
Meet the author: Meraki P. Lyhne is a Danish author with a love for the paranormal and space opera. She has been writing space opera since 2007, but paranormal erotic romance is a newer love. Closing the door to her writing-den, she delves into elaborate stories and research ancient religions, mythologies, and arts of the world to be inspired, so she can create new creatures of the paranormal.
"Trivial stuff, sure. I’m a Danish woman at 36. I’m a mom, a wife, a coffeeholic. I’m a black smith by trade, but I switched out the hammer and anvil for a keyboard to make the constant run of a character stop. It didn’t work out as well as planned because that just made room for more. When I moved into MM I made up this Pseudonym. That’s what the P. stands for. I’ve been published in Denmark and a publisher there once told me that readers can relate two genres pr. Author name. MM is so far from what I’ve written so far, so I made up Meraki to write MM. "
1) What’s the best line you ever wrote?
I have no idea. I have 15 novels, some published in Danish under a different name, so there are quite a few. I can’t pick one. Mainly because, out of context it’s probably not so great.
2) Do you listen to music while writing? If so, what kind?
Yes, something with no vocals. Usually a mix on youtube with either a lot of base or instrumental that doesn’t fluxgate my feelings.
3) If your book were made into a movie, what actors would you like to see star?
No idea. I never used visuals until recently as a challenge to myself. My characters don’t look like anyone I’ve ever met. Dominic does have a Vin Diesel feel to him, though. Kind of a Riddick/Dominic Toretto type, and by Riddick, I don’t mean the murderous side, but the side that made him go back to protect.
4) What genres do you write in?
Paranormal, sci fi (space opera), and I like crime fictions, but all with the focus on character development and their psychological aspects.
5) Where and when do you prefer to write?
I write a night. The house is quiet, the dogs are sleeping and…I got a kitten not long ago, and she can be pretty wild some nights, but I focus best at night. And if I had the possibility, I’d write in a kitchen. I don’t know why, but I love kitchens. Probably because the coffee maker is close by then.
Where to find the author:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Meraki-P-Lyhne-1550012798597078/
Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14588017.Meraki_P_Lyhne
Tour Dates & Stops:
11-Jan: The Hat Party, MM Good Book Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents
18-Jan: Wicked Faerie's Tales and Reviews, Molly Lolly, Happily Ever Chapter
25-Jan: Elisa - My Reviews and Ramblings, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Love Bytes
1-Feb: Book Lovers 4Ever, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words
8-Feb: A.M. Leibowitz, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, BFD Book Blog
15-Feb: Boys on the Brink Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, Alpha Book Club
22-Feb: Prism Book Alliance, Divine Magazine, Bayou Book Junkie
29-Feb: Multitasking Mommas, Velvet Panic, Havan Fellows
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