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Title: Anchored In Stone (Chronicles of an Earned #1)
Author: Meraki P. Lyhne
Cover Artist: Carmen Waters
Genre: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
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.
Hi Meraki, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Trivial stuff, sure. I’m a Danish woman at 36. I’m a mom, a wife, a coffeeholic. I’m a black smith by trade, but I switched out the hammer and anvil for a keyboard to make the constant run of a character stop. It didn’t work out as well as planned because that just made room for more. When I moved into MM I made up this Pseudonym. That’s what the P. stands for. I’ve been published in Denmark and a publisher there once told me that readers can relate two genres pr. Author name. MM is so far from what I’ve written so far, so I made up Meraki to write MM.
Talk to us about your characters in this book. What makes them unique?
I have a lot of characters, but they can be broken into groups. Most important are the Earned—the demigods. They’re unique because their kind is. They took eight years of research into everything from ancient mythologies, comparative religious theories, legends, myths, mysticism, the esoteric, the occult…You name it. Finally they were built up around some of the mystic theories about the soul that I’ve never seen handled in a fictional work.
A group of the mortals are unique in their background in an Order, but they won’t really surface until later in the series.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in getting your book from start to publish?
I’m from Denmark, so being published in Canada has certainly made for quite the learning trip! Other than learning a whole lot of English, I’ve had to learn so much more about being an author on the international scene. There are a lot of things we do the same, yet there are differences technically. I’m so grateful for eXtasy Books and how they’ve taken a chance with me, because obviously a foreign author’s script needs more TLC from the editors. The most surprising thing, to me, is that I got a contract.
Have you ever gone to a convention? If so, how was it? If not, do you think it’s something you’d like to do in the future?
Not yet, but I’m definitely going this year. I’ve got two in my sight as they are in Europe. I don’t have the funds to go to some of the cons in the US yet.
Would you like to be a full-time writer?
I am at the moment. My hubby decided upon me signing with eXtasy, that I should saddle just one horse and give my dream my full attention. To have someone believe so much in a dream and be so supportive (he still expects me to write the next equivalent to Harry Potter or LoTR or something like that) is humbling. I call him my Atlas—he carries the real world on his shoulders and lets me make up new ones.
Design the ultimate pizza.
Meat. Like seven kinds of meat! Cheese and garlic.
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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About 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:
Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Meraki-P-Lyhne-1550012798597078/
Tour Dates & Stops:
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
Thank you so much for your support over the last 4 years. Prism will be closing its doors on 1 April 2017. All content will remain available, but no new content will appear after 31 Mar 2017. As such all request forms have been turned off. Again Thank you,
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