Saturday, September 10, 2016

Exciting time! I'm on Blog Tour with Celebrate Lit!

Color of Danger Celebration Tour
To purchase your copy, click here.

Blog Stops

September 8: Daysong Reflections
September 9: Christian Bookaholic
September 10: Book Reviews From an Avid Reader
September 11: SueStinnett
September 12: Carpe Diem
September 13: Reading Is My SuperPower
September 14: Mary Hake
September 14: Debbie’s Dusty Deliberations
September 15: A Baker’s Perspective
September 16: Quiet Quilter
September 17:  The Power of Words (Spotlight)
September 18: D’S QUILTS & BOOKS
September 19: History, Mystery & Faith
September 20: Bukwurmzzz
September 21: Blogging With Carol
September 22: Rhonda’s Doings

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Welcome to the Smoke and Mirrors Summer Destination Blog Hop and Giveaway! Happy you stopped by! Authors in the romantic suspense collection of eight brand-new novellas (currently only 99 cents on Amazon!) are blogging about their favorite summer destination.

The prizes include: Kindle Fire Grand Prize with brand-new Kindle Fire (donated by Kelli Hughett) plus ebooks by the authors in the collection ...

... and Book Lovers Grand Prize with $25 Starbucks Gift Card plus signed softcovers by the collection's authors.
To be eligible to win, please comment on each of the following blogs until 5 pm EST May 30th.
Alexa Verde

I'm Alexa Verde, and I write sweet, wholesome books about faith, love, and murder. My novella, Scent of Danger, features a small-town cop, who puts her life on the line to find her missing twin sister.

What is my favorite summer destination? Let's say, it's not Bahamas or Caribbean. I do find the whisper of the ocean soothing, the scent refreshing, and the golden color of the sun setting into water gorgeous. But I prefer the soothing sound of jacuzzi with the refreshing peach scent of the bubble bath.

And at some time, any new destination was a favorite vacation spot for me. I could take off at a drop of a hat. Moscow, Russia? Yes! Vilnius, Lithuania? Sure, when do we leave? Nienburg, Germany? Absolutely, what do I need to do to go there? What, learn German? No problem at all! Warsaw, Poland? Sounds fantastic!

These days, the hat doesn't drop very often. I do travel sometimes, but mostly throughout Texas. I explored marine life, enjoyed strawberries at the Strawberry Fest, and tried to figure out differences between stalagmites and stalactites in the caverns.
Now, my favorite summer destination is in a comfortable chair with a breeze from air conditioner and a great book in my hands. I travel to many wonderful places that way, if only in my imagination.

That said, one day I'd love to visit Spain. Where would you like to go one day?

For a chance to win Grand Prizes, please comment on all blogs participating in this hop. Winners will be announced at the Facebook event which will start at 7 pm EST on May 30th and personally notified on May 31st. The "virtual cruise" will have stops at the destinations from each novella. Please sign up here for the event where you can ask authors questions, participate in polls, and find out more about each story. The event will end at 9 pm EST on June 6th.
It was a pleasure having you here! I'm happy to introduce the next author in the blog hop, a very talented Connie Almony. Please visit her blog. Her novella, The Long View, is about an ex-FBI agent, training with terrorists, and the woman who hopes to save his soul.

Please note: if you have trouble commenting here, please go to the next blog (Connie Almony's blog) and mention that you tried in the comment there. 

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

To celebrate the upcoming release of my novel Taste of Danger (currently on pre-order for 99 cents), I'm offering a giveaway - a collection of Russian souvenirs.
The winner will be randomly chosen from my newsletter subscribers. So if you'd like to hear news about my books and enter this giveaway, please subscribe here. The emails are infrequent, and you can unsubscribe at any time.

Why Russian souvenirs? I think you'll understand from the description of the book.
Small-town librarian Soledad Sokolova has three days to find a hidden Russian treasure -- or she and her father will die. Out of options, she turns for help to a hunky stranger, private investigator James O'Hara. But she knows better than to let a ladies' man break her heart for the second time. Bound by his word to Soledad's father, James is ready to protect her at all costs. However, once betrayed, he's reluctant to fall in love again. Will James and Soledad escape danger and find treasures of faith, love, and hope?
In the Smoke and Mirrors collection, novella On the Ropes by Hallee Bridgeman features a Russian hero. I've read that novella, and it is outstanding!
Doctor Ruth Burnette is placed in witness protection after witnessing a Russian mafia execution. Just a week before the trial, Victor Kovalev finds her. Memories of planning her wedding with Victor are wiped clean by the vision of his father executing three men. Does he want to help her survive to her testimony, or is he trying to stop it all together?
Currently, this novella and seven other great novellas by bestselling Christian authors are available exclusively in the Smoke and Mirrors collection for only 99 cents.
Please come back tomorrow for the news about the blog hop and Grand Prizes!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Welcome to my brand-new blog! It's making its first steps, so please don't judge harshly. Thank you very much for stopping by!

I'm Alexa Verde, and I'm a writer, as well as a voracious reader. I can also bake a cake, make a shelf, or knit a scarf, though usually not in the same day. So future posts might include recipes, knitting patterns, book reviews and giveaways, or simply talk about life. However, right now I can't help sharing news about my favorite topic (you guessed it!) - my books. Today is the release day for Smoke and Mirrors, eight BRAND-NEW, "hidden identity" romantic suspense novellas from well-loved Christian authors, available on Amazon for a special price of 99 cents for a limited time.

I'm very honored to be part of this amazing collection. My novella Scent of Danger is Book 3 in Secrets of Rios Azules series (previous books include River of Danger, Color of Danger, and Taste of Danger).

Details about a blog hop where Grand Prizes include Kindle Fire, $25 Starbucks Gift Card, and books from eight authors in the collection are forthcoming! I'm happy you stopped by and hope to see you again.