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KABAM Book Festival 2016

What a trip…and I do mean what a trip. The 4 hour drive was almost a piece of cake. If it hadn’t been for the wind and a trucker who really wanted me off the road it would have been uneventful 😉



So I got to Kingman without any trouble, did I mention wind and truckers? Anywhoo, checked into my hotel and asked where exactly Metcalfe Park was. The lady looked out the window and pointed….I was literally across the street. Within walking distance. So Saturday morning I walked over. The festival was just starting and people were still getting their tables set up. The first table I came to just happened to be my dear friend Victoria Kaer.

 
At the table next to Tori were my friends Alexia Purdy and Katie Salidas 

 

Alexia’s links
Katie’s Links
Well this one came out a little dark and you can’t really see these amazing ladies and if I try to brighten it up I lose the book covers. Anyway, My friends Deborah Dorchak and Wendi Kelly. Co-authors of the Bonds of Blood and Spirit saga. Deb lives in Las Vegas and Wendi in Chicagoland. 2 very amazing people and great friends. 
 
 
 
Check out the books..
 
Coming soon to the saga….
 
Storms
 
I actually got to hold it….
 
I was also introduced to Tom Keller, an author from Las Vegas, and I picked up his book “Return of the High Fae” I look forward to reading it.
 
 
 
 
It was a really great time. I went home with more books than I can possibly read in one lifetime…ok not really I will read them all but still.
 
My give away loot
 
My precious….and the only reason I am still speaking to Katie….read the series to understand 😉
Glad I brought a big bag 
 
This was also in the stash I was given and as it turns out Lacey only lives about 15 minutes from me.
 
So there you have it, a fun filled day spent with friends and books. What else is there.

A Weekend in Vegas

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Finally getting a chance to post some pictures from a very fun weekend.

The fun started with a 6 hour drive from my home in Arizona to Las Vegas, Aside from a little rain the trip was uneventful.

The first stop was at the famous Gold and Silver Pawn store.

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Sadly none of the guys were there so we had to settle for pics with cardboard Rick.

The shop is pretty interesting. I’d never been. Wasn’t really interested but my friend wanted to go so we went.

That evening we had a great time with friends, I finally got to meet Wendi, and other writers at an authors round table. We discussed bringing your characters to life. It was very interesting and informative.

Finally Saturday came. The day I had been looking forward to for weeks.

The Vegas Valley Book Festival. I was so excited to get my Bonds of Blood and Spirit books signed again. But that would have to wait. The first stop was at Alexia Purdy and Katie Salidas’ table.

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After I went in search of a couple other people I was looking for I got a message on my phone saying “Come back I need a picture with you!” LOL Ok Katie. So here is Cutie pie and I.

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So then naturally I had to have one of both of the girls

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After all that fun I was getting a little concerned because I couldn’t find Megan Duncan. I asked Katie if she’d seen her and was pointed in the general direction. Oddly I didn’t even think to get her picture. But I did get a book 🙂

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Swag

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My loot

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After all of that funness was finished I headed over to the real reason for my visit to Vegas.

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The Bonds of Blood and Spirit table with my friends Deborah Dorchak and Wendi Kelly 🙂

The series

(Not shown in order)

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Book 1 of Tao’s Pride

(Coming soon)

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I was sitting in the Alpha’s chair and manning the register lol

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Then co-Alpha needed a pic

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My favorite pic of the whole day 🙂

If you would like more information on these books or their authors follow the links below

Bonds of Blood & Spirit

http://bondsofbloodandspirit.com/

The Immortalis Series

http://www.katiesalidas.com/

Reign of Blood

http://alexiaepurdy.blogspot.com/

Savor

http://meganduncan.blogspot.com/

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ArcKnight Chronicles Release Blitz

The ArcKnight Chronicles
By
Alexia Purdy
Coming Oct. 22nd
Don’t forget the Giveaway at the bottom! 🙂

The ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2)
Ardent (The ArcKnight Chronicles #1)
MarkTier (The ArcKnight Chronicles #2)
Author: Alexia Purdy
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publish Date: Oct. 22nd, 2015
BOOK DESCRIPTION:

The ArcKnight Chronicles
(Books 1 & 2):
Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for. 

Only love can save you. 

Teaming up with a handsome shifter named Ephrem, the banished Princess Lilliana must find her stolen Ardent talisman before a sinister enemy uses it against both rival wolf pack strongholds. Thrown onto a path neither of them expected, they stumble across a third cell of supernatural shifters lurking in the city’s Outlands where tensions mount. These new strangers want nothing more than to disrupt the two royal strongholds, the ArcKnights and the MarkTiers, and reignite a long-forgotten feud from decades past.
In the treacherous City of Temple where supernaturals and humans intertwine, only the most cunning will survive.
Includes Books #1 & #2: Ardent & MarkTier Vengeance is the only thing worth dying for.

BOOK LINKS:

The ArcKnight Chronicles (Books 1 & 2):
Ardent (The ArcKnight Chronicles #1):

MarkTier (The ArcKnight Chronicles #2):

Enmity (The ArcKnight Chronicles #3)
Releases Dec. 8th, 2015:
 

EXCERPT ONE
“Well, you need to remember everything you’ve been told about the neutral area between strongholds. The Outlands of Temple are cursed. Yes, it’s a large city and thrumming with people, but it’s also a supernatural focal point. A vortex of some sort that attracts people. Normal and supernatural alike.”
I gulped. “So it rains here all the time. Why would anyone want to stay here?”
Ephrem rubbed his face, scratching his chin.
“Look, I don’t know how much they’ve told you, but like I said, it attracts people. It attracts all sorts of unsavory people too. That’s why it’s dangerous to go traipsing around this place at night. Actually, it’s not safe at any time. No one leaves willingly, either. This place is like… I don’t know… like the strongest magnet in the world. It draws you in, latches onto you and never lets go. People are warned to never come here. Only those of superior supernatural powers are ever able to break the hold it has over them.
I stared at him in horror. “What? Are you saying I’m stuck here?”
He frowned, letting his eyes drop down to his coffee as he added sugar and cream to it. Stirring furiously, he took a moment before answering me.
“Technically, yes.”
~Lily & Ephrem – The ArcKnight Chronicles
EXCERPT TWO:
“My Lady, I cannot leave you here alone. It’s not safe.”
I whipped my eyes open and glared at him. “I told you I was banished. You can stop with the formalities and get. I don’t have time to waste on a pathetic royal guard. Especially a MarkTier. I’m okay on my own.”
“If you come with me, I know a safe place where you can get out of the rain and get warm.”
I laughed. It came out more hysterical than I intended, but I was not in a mood to keep it together any longer. The fact that he offered me any shelter at all, most likely his home, was gracious, yet the knowledge that it was most likely on ArcKnight territory made the offer even more bittersweet. I was banished not only from the royal ArcKnight palace but from lingering on any of the pack’s territories, which included a substantial chunk of the city.
I was truly alone now.
“You’d be punished for harboring a non-citizen… a traitor like me. I can’t. You know I can’t.”
He held out his hand. It glistened with water, for he was soaked to the bone, just like me. The cold rain didn’t affect him at all. I was the one shivering and on the verge of hypothermia, and yet he waited patiently.
“It’s beyond the ArcKnight border. I promise.” His eyes gleamed in the momentary moonlight sneaking past the storm clouds above. They were breathtaking and unusual. I’d never seen another shifter with eyes like his.
It may be beyond the ArcKnight stronghold, but they weren’t the only pack ruling the city.
“But the MarkTiers….”
“They have no jurisdiction there either.”
Staring at him in disbelief, I let my eyes linger on his for an eternal moment. His offer brought more questions to my mind than anything else. Even so, there was something there that held me in a trance and beckoned me to follow. Taken in by that hypnotizing cobalt sea, I reached out, accepted his hand and let him lead me through the murky city paths I’d never trodden, deeper into the unknown.
This place was now my new home, and it was nothing but strange and frightening.
But what choice did I have?

~Lily & Ephrem – The ArcKnight Chronicles

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Alexia Purdy
Alexia currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada – Sin City! She loves to spend every free moment writing or playing with her four rambunctious kids. Writing has always been her dream and she has been writing
ever since she can remember. She is the award-winning author of the Reign of Blood series and A Dark Faerie Tale Series.
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