Camp NaNo

Goodness, I need to update this critter more often! I have good intentions, and you know where that road leads, right?

I’m doing Camp NaNo this April. I have a very low goal, only 10K additional words. Unfortunately, an accident occurred, and my first week was scrubbed. I’m working hard to catch up, along with trying to finish editing for a client, and making a few blog posts for the A-Z Blogging Challenge. I’m writing those posts for the Alexandria Publishing Group blog, though, not this one.

cup of coffee by dichohecho at everystockphoto.comSo let’s have some coffee, maybe a cookie, and head into Spring with a spring in our collective steps.  One day at a time. One word at a time.  Go for it.



The Coming Storm, By Valerie Douglas

Spanning an epic series of books, ‘The Coming Storm’ by Valerie Douglas takes you to the heart of a conflict between magic users, and those without magic, good and evil, love and loss.

Join Ailith and Elon as they have to choose between love, duty, and everything they’ve battled for.

Elon of Aerilann, Elven advisor to the High King of Men, helped negotiate the treaty between Elves, Dwarves and men. He suddenly finds that fragile truce threatened from without by an unknown enemy and from within by old hatreds and prejudice. With the aid of his true-friend Colath, the wizard Jareth and the Elven archer Jalila, he goes in search of the source of the threat.
Ailith, the Heir to Riverford, fights her own silent battle. Her father has changed, but her quest to discover what changed him puts her life and very soul in danger and leaves her only one direction in which to turn. Elon.
To preserve the alliance, though, Elon will have to choose between his honor, his duty and everything for which he fought.

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A Conocation of Kings (The Coming Storm, #2) 
Not Magic Enough (The Coming Storm, #3)  (novella will be 99¢ during the blast)
Setting Boundaries (The Coming Storm, #4)  (novella will be 99¢ during the blast)

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Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors of almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!

Valerie Douglas is a prolific writer and a genre-crosser, much to the delight of her fans. A fan of authors of almost every genre from Isaac Asimov to Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, she writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and as V.J. Devereaux, erotic romance. Who knows what will pop up down the road!

Happily married, she’s companion to two dogs, four cats and an African clawed frog named Hopper who delights in tormenting the cats from his tank.

You can find more information at Valerie Douglas Books, or at Alexandria Publishing Group.

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And to celebrate her book blast, Valerie’s lowered the price of The Coming Storm on a Countdown Deal.  Head on over to the page and see what it’s set and and grab your copy at the lowest price you can!  Her novellas Not Magic EnoughSetting Boundaries have also been priced at $0.99 for the duration of this project.

And in January….

In January, Valerie is visiting blogs, talking books and sharing her experience.  As author of more than 20 books, she’s got a lot to say about indie publishing and would love to visit with you.

If you’d like to join in you can sign up here or fill the form out below

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New Anthology!

The Alexandria Publishing Group Winter Anthology 2013 is now available. This anthology contains some very different sorts of stories, not your typical “Christmasy” collection, for sure.

One of the stories, I must confess, is particularly close to my own heart because I wrote it. Smile

If you like dark, fantastical, touching, and funny stories, you will find at least one or two in this anthology to your taste.

At only $2.99, it’s a bargain.


Alexandria Publishing Group Winter Anthology 2013

Cover Reveal

It is the time of year where the best feeling in the world is to give and the writers at the Alexandria Publishing group have a great gift to be unwrapped today! November has been a busy month for all of you writers with NaNoWriMo and for everyone who is finishing projects to launch in time for the holidays. Here at The APG, we  have our own project launching just in time for e-stock stuffing! But first…

…the unveiling…


We’re proud to present the cover of the new release which has been created by the wonderful Renée Barratt:

An Alexandria Winter Anthology 2013

The Alexandria Publishing Group is an eclectic group of writers, and we’ve pooled together our talents again this year to create another exciting Winter Anthology.


By Valerie DouglasA Home for the Holidays – Family isn’t always the one you were born to…

By D Kai Wilson-ViolaLow winter, Blood Moon – Merridian’s last night in Edinburgh is meant to be a time to grieve…but when she finds herself running for her life in Holyrood park, a null magic area, all she knows is she’s being chased by a big, angry werewolf…

By Denise McGeeFull Moon Christmas – When a reclusive werewolf finds a lost child too close to the full moon, he must fight the change or live with the knowledge that he killed an innocent.

By Mary-Ann Peden-Covellio – Cynophobia – One very small dog and two not-so-angelic girls give Santa Claus a Christmas he’d rather forget.

By Paul KaterOur Ghostly Winter – A young boy learns that there is more between earth and heaven, and that it can take the shape of a snowman.

By Terry SimpsonThe Gifts – 12 Gifts will change a young boy’s life forever.

By D Kai Wilson-ViolaSilent Fright – Jess knows that the boys are planning a big surprise and to go along with that, Jess decorates…but the lights attract more than just other survivors and for the first time in months, the walls are overrun with zombies.


We’ll be back with you as soon as the new release is available. On behalf of all our writers and other artists we thank you for being with us, and we wish you a wonderful festive season. Till then from all our writers, artists and support staff may your holiday season from here on in be exciting and fun!

Just in case you missed last years, our Winter 2012 Anthology is still available from Smashwords and Amazon.

As soon as it is released we will let you all know so you can stuff everyone’s e-stockings with some festive holiday joy for you and your friends and family! from all our writers, artists and support staff.

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Alexandria Publishing Group is a writers’ collective made up of individual authors with proven talent. Each has shown dedication and skill in creating and producing amazing books that compel and create a strong, solid reading platform.  Quality is a key and critical factor in inclusion on the group’s’ roster, alongside writers with a true passion for writing.

“I’ve always written,” says Kai, “and it really appeals to me to work with other indie authors and providers to pool our resources. Working as an editor with the group too, really means I can be sure that I’m investing in like-minded individuals and have the support I need for my own books. And while I can offer a lot as a writer, I’m also keen to help indies reach a broader audience.”

To discover more selections of some of the best indie books in print or e-books from the authors above and others in the APG please explore the rest of the website, subscribe to our newsletter, check out more from our authors, or join us over on our Facebook page!

Outstanding New Reads–One Available Now, One Next Week!

I keep trying to blog and Life, that sneaky wench, keeps throwing monkey wrenches, spanners, and assorted roadblocks in the works.

Be that as it may, I have a couple of announcements that need to be made. The first is that Kai Wilson-Viola’s book, “Glass Block,” will be released next week. I am very excited about this book and have been for a long time. I’ve read bits and pieces and earlier drafts of this futuristic, sci-fi, noir thriller-detective novel, and I know if you pick it up when it’s available, you’ll love it – assuming, of course, that you like that kind of genre. When it’s released, I’ll post links.

Now, for an announcement I can post a link with! Alexandria Publishing Group has a new category of books for your reading pleasure. Breaktime Bites. These are shorter works, ranging from short stories to novellas, just right for the train or subway ride to work, or lunch break, or maybe for the few minutes that your three-year-old takes a nap. The first of these is out today. Take a look. They’re inexpensive, quick reads. You might want to bookmark this link because there will be more releases.

Breaktime Bites

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