It’s the Cover Reveal for ‘Warrior Unleashed’ by Lindsay Avalon!

Welcome to the official cover reveal of Warrior Unleashed, book 1.5 in the Mythrian Realm series! When Breaking the Nexus released on 12/12/12, readers fell in love with the Mythrian Realm and clamored for more. Since the follow up, Waking the Phoenix won’t be ready until sometime this summer, I knew I had to give readers a taste of Mythria.

Warrior Unleashed, a novella featuring Sha’s half brother, will be released on May 7! This novella is set entirely in the Mythrian Realm and while the hero and heroine are not Sha and Connor, I think you’ll all fall in love with this couple. Find out what happens when the sexy panther Chimerae, Achaius Rilke, must team up with feisty Gaelen Sorceri Saia Makan in this action packed novella!

Without further ado, I present the gorgeous cover designed by Blue Harvest Creative!

 

 

Nothing is more dangerous than a warrior unleashed. 

When Sentinels begin dying under mysterious circumstances, the deaths are believed to be unrelated. Only one man sees the truth: an unknown enemy is targeting the elite group of warriors and no one is safe. As a panther Chimerae, Achaius Rilke recognizes the signs of an unpredictable predator. The only person he can trust is Saia Makan, the tempestuous Sorceri who has driven him crazy for years. But when the killer has set his sights on Saia, Achaius faces the hunt of his life.

Don’t miss the first book, Breaking the Nexus, available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in paperback!

A warrior trying to save humans. A detective searching for a killer. And a powerful romance neither expected. 

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.

 

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Meet Lindsay Avalon!

I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I met my husband was the day I truly began believing in happily ever after. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.

My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.

When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading, baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.

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Cover Reveal for Lindsay Avalon’s ‘Waking the Phoenix’!

Welcome to the official cover reveal of Waking the Phoenix, book 2 in the Mythrian Realm series! Waking the Phoenix is the highly anticipated follow up to Breaking the Nexus, which released on 12/12/12. While there is no official release date set, Waking the Phoenix will be out early this summer!

In the meantime, Lindsay will be releasing Warrior Unleashed, a novella featuring Sha’s half brother, a panther Chimerae (shifter) named Achaius. Be sure to look for that this April! Without further ado, I present the gorgeous cover designed by Blue Harvest Creative!

 

Blurb:

As the Nexus continues to break down, evil threatens the Mythrian and Human Realms. Millennia ago, only the sacrifice of the Great Phoenix was enough to imprison Ferren, a blood mage with the power to destroy the Human Realm. When the Nexus falls, his prison will shatter and he will be free to walk the earth once more, leaving a path of destruction in his wake.

Chaos engulfs the Mythrian and Human Realms as Ferren fights to escape his prison. Connor and Sha must race against time to find the last of the phoenixes before all is lost. There’s just one problem: the phoenixes have lain dormant for thousands of years. Can they stay alive long enough to save their world?

The key to saving the Realms lies in waking the phoenix.

Don’t miss the first book, Breaking the Nexus, available now on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and in paperback!

Breaking the Nexus will be on SALE for $2.99 March 8-11 only!

 

 

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Breaking the Nexus…

A warrior trying to save humans. A detective searching for a killer. And a powerful romance neither expected.

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.

 

You can buy book one, Breaking the Nexus now:
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Meet Lindsay Avalon!

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I am a wife, a programmer, and now an author. I have an adorable mini Schnauzer and more books than I have room for. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. The day I met my husband was the day I truly began believing in happily ever after. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.
My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. My debut novel, Breaking the Nexus started as a book written for NaNoWriMo and has grown to so much more. It was the conduit that introduced me to a fantastic group of independent authors who have changed my life in unimaginable ways.

When I’m not writing, I’ve found a passion for blogging and interviewing fellow authors. I also love reading, baking, crochet, sewing sock monkeys, playing video games, and all sorts of random crafts. I have an incurable love of rubber duckies and stuffed animals, and I believe nobody should have to grow up if they don’t want.

 

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It’s Release Day for Lindsay Avalon’s ‘Breaking the Nexus’!

INTRODUCTION by Lindsay Avalon

 

My debut paranormal romance, Breaking the Nexus, is coming 12/12/12! This gorgeous cover was designed by none other than Miranda Stork and I’m proud to share it with the world! Breaking the Nexus is the first in a series featuring the Mythrian Realm, and will be available from Amazon.com in ebook and print form on 12/12/12. Don’t miss your chance to discover what happens when mythology blends with reality!

BREAKING the NEXUS…

 

Throughout history, myths and legends of extraordinary creatures have been told and retold. Fantastic tales of demons and banshees, gryphons and dragons, and of course, magic. Stories that every child grows to learn are nothing more than fantasy…or are they?

Beyond the world you see lies a hidden realm, the Mythrian Realm, inhabited by all of the creatures you’ve been told are mere fiction. Only one thing lies between humans and the truth: the Nexus. A magical barrier erected millennia ago to separate the two realms, it has stood the test of time. Until now.

For Mythrian Sha Phoenix, magic is nothing new. But when she stumbles upon a portal on the verge of collapse, her fate will forever change. Pulled through the portal into the Human Realm, she lands in the middle of Detective Connor Flynn’s brutal murder scene. Soon it is obvious someone is using blood magic to try to bring
down the Nexus. Together, Connor and Sha must work to unravel the secrets before the barrier falls and the realms collide.

The Nexus is breaking and all hell is about to unleash…literally.

 

 

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Meet Author Lindsay Avalon!

While you all settle in for a fun interview – you can peek at Lindsay’s Bio:

I am a wife, a mother to an adorable mini schnauzer, a programmer, and now an author. I love reading romance because no matter what may be happening in my life, I can always count on my books to end happily ever after. My sister drilled into me an appreciation for fantasy and mythology, something I try to bring to my books. After hearing me complain a few too many times that I had “nothing” to read despite the hundreds of paperbacks scattered around the house, my husband began suggesting I write my own stories. When I finally took his advice I discovered that although I enjoy my day job as a software engineer, my true calling is to be an author.

Thanks for taking a few minutes out of your crazy October to stop by today, Lindsay! Having been blessed to read a few snippets of your work (fantastic, too!), I have to ask…what inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve always loved reading and used to write poetry. After complaining to my husband a few too many times that I had nothing to read in a room filled with paperbacks (and you don’t even want to know how many Kindle books I own…), he asked me why I didn’t write my own book. This followed pestering by my older sister to participate in NaNoWriMo with her so finally I caved into peer pressure. I day dream and come up with scenes in my head so I tried to translate that to paper and discovered just how much I
loved it.

I’m curious to know how many Kindle books you have! 🙂 Can you tell us more about your latest book?

I’m working on two projects right now actually. The first is a novella that will be published in an anthology due out on Halloween. Song of the Abyss is a twisted fairy tale loosely based on the Little Mermaid. Here’s the blurb from it:

Princess Nerissa had envisioned a perfect wedding to a handsome prince. Instead, she fell into a nightmare. When her new husband tries to murder her just hours after pledging his life to her, she must flee towards the sea. Caught in transition from woman to selkie, she is trapped by the dark waters she hoped would be her salvation. Now her destiny becomes that of luring young men to their death…until one comes along that reignites the spark of love inside her. However to ensure her future, she must first face her past. Revenge must be taken…for both her life, and the life of the young man she now loves.

My full-length novel due out in December is called Breaking the Nexus. It’s a paranormal romance filled with mythology, magic, and even a murder mystery.

You know all those myths and legends you heard growing up? The ones that everyone always said were just made up stories? Well they were wrong; those tales were based on reality. The world you know is simply one realm, the Human Realm, and a magical barrier called the Nexus shields this realm from the truth. A second realm, the Mythrian Realm, exists, inhabited by all those creatures you thought were just fiction. The Nexus is breaking and the realms are colliding.

‘Breaking The Nexus’ sounds so interesting – can’t wait for the release! What has been the most difficult scene for you to write for your current project?

There are two scenes that gave me trouble. Initially I had no idea how to write a sex scene, but I managed to get over that one luckily lol. The other difficult scene has really been the ending. I’m the kind of person who won’t finish a really good video game because I don’t want to say goodbye to it. It sounds silly, but as much as I wanted to finish my book, it was really hard to write the ending.

Ending are tough. Even if you know how it should end. 🙂 So, do you follow a certain writing process with your work?

Not really. I tend to have a general idea of where I want a certain scene to go, but for the most part I just sit in front of the computer and type.

Do you read the same genre that you write/can you give us some examples of your favorite books?

I do! I read a bunch of different sub-genres of romance including paranormal, suspense, futuristic, historical, erotica…pretty much anything but “sweet.” Some of my favorite books have been the in Death series by J.D. Robb, Acheron by Sherrilyn Kenyon, Kiss of Snow by Nalini Singh, Branded by Fire also by Nalini Singh, and then a whole bunch of other books that would take me forever to list out haha.

Excellent choices! If you could choose any Author, living or dead, to shadow for a year, who would you choose and why?

I think I’d shadow Nalini Singh. She has two series, the Archangel and the Psy-Changeling series, that are pretty distinct worlds and yet both are rich and engaging. I completely loose myself in her worlds. She is also one of the most consistent authors I’ve read given how many books she has published now. Often I find certain books just aren’t as strong as others, but I have yet to read one of her books that I’ve felt lacked in any way.

So Lindsay, what has been the most rewarding part of your writing journey so far?

Meeting so many wonderful people who have supported and encouraged me along the way. I dove headfirst into the writing community as a way to ensure I wouldn’t abandon Breaking the Nexus before I finished it, but I never imagined I’d meet all of the people I have. Also just the sheer escape I’ve found in writing. If I’m having a rough day, I know I can lose myself in my book and push aside all the worries I had. Even if I never sell more than a handful of copies, I’ll cherish both the friends I have found and the joy writing brings me.

Aww, wonderful answer! If you could give any advice for budding authors looking to self-publish, what would it be?

Throw yourself to the social wolves so to speak. Don’t be afraid to go out there and be yourself, meet new people, and above all else have fun. More than anything, be prepared to take critiques because no matter how amazing you may think your writing is, it can always be improved. There are those who will help you learn, but you have to be willing to listen!

“Social Wolves” – love it! If you could spend a month secluded in the woods, what books would you bring with you to read?

Oh wow this is a tough one. I think I would bring my indie author friends’ books because I’ve loved the ones I’ve gotten to but I’m still so behind. I’d also bring all of my in Death books, Nalini Singh, Kresley Cole, and Gena Showalter books because I’ve reread all of those more times than I can count!

My Indie Author list is longer than my arm, too! What can we expect to see from you in the future and where can we find your work?

I plan on several more books in the Nexus series as well as some unrelated projects I have swirling in my head. Right now, I don’t have any books available for purchase but you can find more about my projects by visiting my blog.

Lindsay, it’s time for our Rapid-Fire questions! Strap in, and hold on!

White Chocolate or Dark Chocolate? Dark Chocolate

Wine – Red or White? Any kind that’s sweet

Tent or Hotel? Hotel all the way

Beach or Pool? BEACH!!

Shower or Bath? Bath

eReader or Paperback? Paperback

Heels or Flats? Heels (I like feeling semi-tall!)

Bra or No Bra? Bra, definitely. Going without one is just too uncomfortable

Thank you so much for the interview Lindsay! It’s been a pleasure!! You can find out more about Lindsay and her work here: Twitter, Facebook, Website