Thursday, June 23, 2016

Release Blitz: My Guardian - Alanea Alder

 The next chapter in the Bewitched and Bewildered series is now live!


Meryn and Beth have been summoned by Beth’s uncle and council elder, Magnus Rioux to the vampire’s pillar city of Noctem Falls. Meryn in a city of vampires, what could go wrong? Aiden and Gavriel are about to find out. 

Eva Mae Miller has been around for a long time. But never in all of her centuries has she ever had to turn to vampires for sanctuary. But when whole paranormal families begin disappearing in her quiet Texas suburb, Eva knows that it’s time to set her pride aside and join the other refugees heading to Noctem Falls for protection. 

Adriel Aristaios doesn’t know what to make of the small human his commander is mated to. Bethy assures him that Meryn is sane, but he’s not so sure. Magnus must be out of his mind bringing a pregnant human and precious Bethy back to the City of the Night, just as things are about to get ugly. To complicate matters he’s pretty sure the sassy, blonde shifter who has just arrived is his mate. How can he possibly do his duty and protect their Prince, when he has not only his commander’s mate and little Bethy to guard, but also the woman who has stolen his heart. 

When racial tensions threaten to boil over and sink the city in chaos, Adriel surprisingly finds himself relying on wacky little Meryn and his mate to help keep things from turning violent. But as more information comes to light, it’s clear that someone is out to destroy his city. The question is will they find them in time?


Character Interview

Buxom J fidgets nervously until all her guests are seated.

Buxom J:  “Hi guys, I want to thank you for taking time to visit with me before your trip to Noctem Falls.  I know that you’re super busy fighting ferals and packing for your trip but inquiring minds want to know.”

Buxom J points to the large group of woman behind her holding various signs, one shouts out “Ryuu, I want to have your baby!”

Buxom J: “Just for those out there who don’t know what’s going on.  We’re here talking with Aiden, Meryn, Gavriel and Elizabeth from Lycanoia, the shifter city in the Bewitched and Bewildered world of Alanea Alder. ”

Buxom J:  “For those who don’t know you, can you give a brief bio on yourselves?”

Meryn shrugs.  “Not much to say, I had a pretty lame childhood, went to college, started my own online security company then met Aiden. Then things got nuts.”

Aiden winces. “Sorry love, you know I never meant for you to be in danger.”

Meryn:  “It’s more fun this way, plus lots of sex.”

Aiden eyes widen.  “Right.” Coughs.  “Anyway. I was raised in Lycaonia and always wanted to be a unit warrior like my father. I was made Unit Commander about six hundred years ago and have been leading the men ever since.”

Beth shaking her head.  “I was raised in Noctem Falls, but I call Lycaonia home now.”

Gavriel: “ I don’t remember much from my childhood, but I do know that my home now is with Beth.”

Buxom J:  “The most burning question on everyone’s mind is….is there any update on Keelan?”
Meryn shakes her head sadly.  “Not yet, though he seems to be having a blast teasing Sascha.”

Buxom J: “ Next questions are for Meryn, your fans want to know more about what you did before you met Aiden.  We know you did something that involved computers and security.  Can you go into more detail?  And,”  she sends a worried glance to Aiden and then speaks really fast and softly  “did you have any romantic relationships prior to Aiden?”

Meryn:  “I basically lived in a crappy little apartment. I could afford better, but I didn’t feel like moving, too much work. I’d wake up, write some code, eat a hot pocket, then go back to checking in with my clients, eat another hot pocket, watch some Doctor Who then go to bed. Bathing happened in there somewhere too… sometimes.  I didn’t date much, because I hate small talk and first dates are always small talk. The few boyfriends I did have thought I was weird.”

Buxom J:  “Now some fun baby questions!  When are you due?  Are you planning on finding out the gender?  Do you have any baby names picked out?”

Aiden brightens. “Adam thinks she’ll be due sometime in August. We’ve decided we don’t want to know the baby’s sex, we’d like for it to be a surprise. I’m personally hoping for a boy.”

Meryn: “It’s a girl. Meryn 2.0”

Aiden: “ It will be a boy and I’m thinking it needs to be an A name, after me.”

Meryn:  “If it’s a boy let’s name him Doctor. Then people will go, Doctor Who! That would be awesome!”

Buxom J:  “Aiden, how do you think you’re going to cope while Meryn’s in labor?”

Aiden:  “I have been reading What to Expect When You’re Expecting. It’s a human book about babies. I feel fairly confident I will be immensely helpful.”

Buxom J:  “Beth… is it okay if I call you Beth? Do you plan on shifting so you can cuddle up with the wee one?”  She turns to grin at the other woman.

Beth:  “I think I’d be better off staying human so I can remind Meryn to feed the poor thing.”

Meryn:  “Ryuu will feed her.”

Buxom J:  “Ok ladies….this is an important question….favorite Doctor?”  “Favorite enemy?”  I adjusts her Fourth Doctor t-shirt and winks.

Beth:  “I’m a fourth doctor fan myself. Favorite enemies, the daleks”

Meryn: “ I’m a ten/eleven girl. I thought Matt Smith was too carefree coming off of Tenant. But I went back and watched his seasons, and the moments where he’s serious gives me chills, its like you can see Tenant peeking through. My favorite enemy right now is Missy. I’d love to be her BFF.”

Beth eyes Meryn worriedly.

Buxom J:  “And if you had to match up Alpha House residents with Doctor Who characters, who would correspond with who?”

Meryn:  “Hmm. Colton is Mickey…”

Beth:  “Meryn! He is not, he’s really Eleven.”

Meryn nods.  “Okay I’ll give you that. Then Aiden can be Ten, Gavriel can be Nine.”  She turns to Beth.  “You are definitely Sarah Jane and I’m a Martha/Amy mix.”

Buxom J:  “Beth, are you excited to be heading home?  What are you looking forward to most about being home?”

Beth:  “I’m really hoping Sebastian will be able to add to my wardrobe, I need some new pieces for spring.”

Buxom J:  “Gavriel, are you nervous about meeting Beth’s Dads, their squire and her uncle?”

Gavriel:  “Not in the slightest. Though I may have some questions for her guards. I would love to know how they kept her alive.”

Beth:  “Gavriel!”

Gavriel shrugs.

Buxom J:  “How long has it been since any of you, besides Meryn, has been in Noctem Falls?”

Aiden: “I’ve never been.”

Gavriel:  “Over five thousands years I believe.”

Beth:  “I was there last year. I had to return home to heal after falling out of that dratted window.”

Gavriel shudders.

Buxom J:  “You know, Gavriel, this does afford you the perfect opportunity to brainstorm with her Dads about what to do when Beth becomes pregnant.  Or do you already have precautions in place?  How do you think you’ll cope?”

Gavriel:  “I think the safest option is to keep Beth in bed.”

Everyone turns to stare.

Beth:  “I will not be in bed nearly ten months!”

Meryn:  “If I had my laptop, that doesn’t sound too bad.”

Beth laughs. “Ryuu would have to drag you out of bed to get you to shower.”

Meryn nods.  “True”

Buxom J:  “If you had a free day with no responsibilities and the only thing you had to do was enjoy yourselves, what would all of you do?”

Aiden:  “I’d want to spend the day with Meryn doing whatever she wanted.”

Beth:  “I’d want to go on a shopping spree.”

Gavriel:  “I am like Aiden, I would simply wish to be near my mate.”

Meryn:  “I’d love to party with strippers at DragonCon.”

Everyone turns to stare and Aiden growls.

Meryn:  “What? You’d be there since you wanted to spend the day with me.”

Buxom J:  “If you could have unlimited storage of one thing, what would it be?”

Aiden:  “Ammunition.”

Beth:  “Clothes.”

Gavriel:  “Books.”

Meryn:  “My geek stuff collection.”

Buxom J:  “Aiden, does Meryn make you clean the bathroom, more specifically the toilet, as a punishment?”  She glances back at the peanut gallery where snickers can be heard.

Aiden:  “No, thank goodness. Ryuu cleans for the house.”

Buxom J:  “Is Ryuu traveling with you?”

Meryn nodding. “Yup!”

Buxom J:  “And how are you traveling?”

Beth: “Darian will open a fae portal for use. We’ll simply step through and be on the outskirts of the city.”

Buxom J:  “How many warriors are accompanying you?”

Aiden:  “We’ll be meeting with the Eta Unit when we arrive, so in traveling it will just be myself, Gavriel and Ryuu.”

Buxom J:  Well, folks, I think that’s all we have time for today.  We need to let these folks get back to saving the paranormal world.  Buxom J turns back to her guests.  Thank you again for joining me for the interview.  We look forward to reading about the rest of your adventures in My Guardian by Alanea Alder.


I always know when I open an Alanea Alder book that I am going to be entertained and it was certainly no different with My Guardian.  From the very first page I was drawn into the story of Adriel and his mate.  As soon as it appeared on my Kindle, I started to read and I didn’t put it down until I was finished.  It made me laugh so much that I was getting odd looks from my husband and he kept asking me “What?!”  I’d try to explain but I couldn’t get the words out I was giggling too much.  Eventually I just told him he wouldn’t understand unless he read the book.  I loved the contrast between Adriel and the rest of the unit warriors we met so far.  I adored him and wanted to reach through my Kindle to muss him up a bit.  I envy Eva that she gets to get him all messy.  Eva, I wish could adopt me.  She sounds like she’d make either the greatest best friend or the best older sister.  I loved meeting all the new warriors and I cannot wait to see what havoc that Meryn wrecks in the new city as the series continues.

The banter and one-liners in this series is some of the best I’ve seen in all the books I’ve read.  It’s part of what keeps me coming back time and time again.    I love that you get a new couple with each book but you continue to also see the rest of the characters that you’ve grown to love through the series.  And as a geek, I love all the references to my favorite fandoms.  It makes the series feel like home to me.  And when you see a dedication like the one in My Guardian, you know you’ve found an author that gets you. -Peace and Love, Buxom J

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  1. Love this series! My absolute favorite author. I always laugh so hard I have trouble breathing. I am always like a kid at Christmas when a new book is coming out, counting down the days and bouncing off the walls.

  2. Hahaha love it. Xxx best series ever. :) <3

  3. Love the books, especially the reactions to Meryn's brand of commonsense. As one warrior said, "Why do we even pretend to be in control?" The answer is simple: because the ladies let them think they are. ^_^