Blog Tour, Interview, and Giveaway: Anchored in Stone by Merahi P Lyhne

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Author Name: Meraki P. Lyhne

Book Name: Anchored In Stone

Series: Chronicles of an Earned

Book: One

Release Date: November 1st, 2015

Blurb:

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.

Pages or Words: 373 pages, 106,985 words

Categories: Contemporary, Erotica, M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy

Excerpt:

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?”

Buy the book:

http://www.amazon.com/Anchored-Stone-Chronicles-Earned-Book-ebook/dp/B017GGC45Y

http://www.extasybooks.com/Anchored-In-Stone/

 

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.

INTERVIEW WITH MERAKI P. LYHNE

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Meraki P. Lyhne author of Anchored in Stone.

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.

Is there a character in your books that you can’t stand? And what makes them someone you don’t like?

I really dislike Marissa because she’s self centered and will hurt her friends if it means she can get attention.

In the second book there’s a jealous guy named Josh, who I’d really like to smack silly.

Are there misconceptions people have about your genre?

Sure. The first one is that since it’s romance/erotica then there’s no reason for plot or to work hard on research, because who cares? Once paring the sex with the speculative genres like paranormal or sci fi it’s even more problematic when research comes up, because, doesn’t the author just make shit up to bridge the sex scenes?

Is there message in your novel that you hope readers grasp?

One of the things that caught my interest and led me onto the path of research, which again ended up a book, was dualism. There’s a lot of play with good vs. evil, but not in the cliché sense where black is evil and white is good. I change it up a bit and deleted black and white and focus on the grey areas. The whole notion that there can be no light without darkness…I don’t buy that anymore. Not after having written this story. Light, as in the kind measured in Lux, isn’t just light. It’s relative. If we changed it to another dualistic analogy, then hot and cold would be dualism—the extremities of one thing, or so the theory goes. But heat is relative. Cold isn’t. Neither is darkness. Both are the absence of the other, yet the other can vary. Cold is the absent of heat (0 Kelvin—no atoms move), and darkness is where no light moves. Yet bathwater is warmer than drinking water, but colder than tea water. Life isn’t in the dualistic laws of the world—it’s in the relative. So is good and evil—and it is this I play with.

How has your writing evolved since your first book? (If this is your first book, how do you hope it evolves?)

Well, this is the first book I’ve published in English. Meraki is a pseudonym because I switched genres. Poor unexpected readers shouldn’t pick up an MM, expecting it to be another enthralling crime thriller. It has mostly changed in the way I deal with subjects, and actually going from one language to another has changed my “author’s voice”. I write completely different. I hope my writing evolves as I expand my vocabulary.

One food you don’t care if you never eat it again.
Fast food and cakes. I’ve never had much of a sweet tooth, and fast food isn’t food in my eyes.

Where to find the author:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100007309787353

Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Meraki-P-Lyhne-1550012798597078/

Twitter: @MerakiPLyhne

Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/merakiplyhne/

Other: https://merakisworld.wordpress.com/

Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14588017.Meraki_P_Lyhne

Publisher: Extasy Books

Cover Artist: Carmen Waters


Tour Dates & Stops:

11-Jan: The Hat Party, MM Good Book Reviews, Fangirl Moments and My Two Cents

18-Jan: Wicked Faerie’s Tales and Reviews, Molly Lolly, Happily Ever Chapter

25-Jan: Elisa – My Reviews and Ramblings, Wake Up Your Wild Side, Love Bytes

1-Feb: Book Lovers 4Ever, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words

8-Feb: A.M. Leibowitz, Cheekypee Reads and Reviews, BFD Book Blog

15-Feb: Boys on the Brink Reviews, Inked Rainbow Reads, Alpha Book Club

22-Feb: Prism Book Alliance, Divine Magazine, Bayou Book Junkie

29-Feb: Multitasking Mommas, Velvet Panic, Havan Fellows

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