Monday, January 11, 2016

INTERVIEW: Anchored In Stone by Meraki P. Lyhne plus #Giveaway! #mmromance #Urbanfantasy

Hello Meraki and welcome to The Hat Party <3 Thank you so much for subjecting yourself to the RANDOMNESS that is a Raine O'Tierney interview! Please don your best hat, and let's get started!

If you could live inside a book, which title would you pick?

Not fair, there are SO many cool books out there, how can I only pick one! I’m guessing I’m not allowed to choose my own titles, so I’d want to live in THIRDS. Preferably as a Therian. (Charlie Cochet)

What is your super secret, wildest, most outlandish writing dream?

Could be cool to write the longest book series ever.

What important thing would you give up in order to continue writing?

Chocolate and money. Money isn’t what makes me write—it’s what makes it easy to write. So does chocolate.

You have 200 words—Make. Me. Swoon. (PLEASE!)

(Gay strip club—the boss decides to give someone a lap dance)
Ethan was so hard it hurt, and he moved to find more room in his pants as Ryder kept his head back and went for the first button in his dress shirt. Then the next.
Then he stopped, sitting up as if he noticed something off. A wicket grin spread on his lips and he got up, scouting the crowd. His eyes landed on Ethan, and he closed the distance between them slowly—still moving all of his body in a fluidity that took Ethan’s breath away.
Ryder pushed the table out of the way and straddled Ethan, their eyes locked, and the men around him went absolutely bananas, screaming and shouting for him to pick one of them.
“They’ve never seen me do this before,” Ryder whispered, his warm breath against Ethan’s neck sending shivers through him. He ground his ass against Ethan’s thighs while taking his hands to press them against Ryder’s hard abs and up to his pecs. “You said you’d help me.”
It was barely a whisper, but all Ethan knew was that he didn’t want this to end. The look in Ryder’s eyes was what he’d dreamt off, but they held a different kind of hunger.

You’re writing along and you’re attacked by a horde of zombies…ON FIRE…how do you survive? Or do you become a zombie too?

Being backed in my little corner I have only few alternatives. Luckily getting character’s out of tight spots is something I’ve done on more than one occasion, so I make for the bathroom and douse the fiery zombies one by one as they make it to the door. It doesn’t save me, though, but they liked my spunk and ingenuity, so I become the Queen Zombie who gets all the intellectual brains. Yummy!

Your thoughts on libraries: GO!

They’re a temple! I love libraries for all the knowledge and soul they hold. To see my own little library grow is a joy, and I’m even designing the unused HUGE room in our house to be made into an office/library. Nice hubby—good handyman. Every bookaholic deserves a library.

What was the trigger that made you first get really serious about being a Capital A Author?

It felt like I couldn’t breathe if I didn’t write. So I wrote. Then someone read my stuff, and the feedback was amazing. Learning that I had managed to move someone and given them food for thought made me feel honored, and since then I have worked on honing the skill of telling a story well so that I can move more people. Ideas are what change the world by allowing people to grow and look at the world around them differently. That’s what books can do—provide a different angle to a subject, a problem, maybe even offer up a solution. Some books just entertain and allow for escapism from a crappy or stressful life. If I manage to deliver just one of the two to the readers then I’ve done my job well. Doing that is what spurred me into getting really serious about the craft.

Give a shout-out to another author who may, or may not, know how much you appreciate them.

Charlie Cochet has taught me a lot through her books and how she interacts with her fans (me being one of them). She sets an example and the bar pretty high, and I hope, if I get fans, that I can be as generous and caring about them as she is. She also opened my eyes to the MM genre when I was quite new at it, because I had no idea it was even a published genre until I sat with the first draft of Anchored in Stone and looked for ideas on how to share it with other MM romance lovers. The genre doesn’t exist in Denmark.

Be totally honest. How awesome would you be at leading a moon colony?

I would be so freggin’ awesome at that! I write sci fi, too, so I got more than a few ideas on how to set something like that up. I write dystopian, so the place would probably need saving from some utopian thinker later on.

And finally, for THE most important question of all: what kinds of dachshunds are the BEST kinds of dachshunds?

Being a dog-person myself I usually notice the individual before color and funky fur. I’ve known so many different kinds of dachshunds, and been bitten by quite a few. Chocolate colored with short hair is cute, though.

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Author Name: Meraki P. Lyhne
Book Name: Anchored In Stone
Series: Chronicles of an Earned bk #1
Release Date: November 1st, 2015
Pages or Words: 373 pages, 106,985 words
Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
Publisher: Extasy Books
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters

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?”

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*What inspired you to write Anchored In Stone?
An interest in the concept of dualism started me off eight years ago. A google search later, and my plot was shot to pieces. It led me on a research bender that hasn’t stopped. Anchored in Stone is just the beginning of those eight years collective new knowledge being put into workable theories, worked into a fictional plot. The dichotomy of Good vs. Evil started it, and I’m still being inspired.

*Is there anything special you’d like us to know about your book?
Whether one reads it for fun or likes to look deeper into the esoteric and mysticism, then there’s something for both parties in here.

*What are your hopes for this title?
I’ve learned so much from writing it, and it’s my hope that others may learn something from it as well. I hope it makes for a good basis for the future novels in the series. I’m currently writing #5 and plotting #6, and it isn’t closing down anytime soon.

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.

Where to find the author:
Twitter: @MerakiPLyhne

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