Flame Thrower Release + Silver Pendant Giveaway, by Alice Wade
Flame Thrower (Release date MAY 14, 2012)
This novel is more my traditional style of writing and the first in a series of six books in the Flame Thrower saga. It spins an interwoven epic timeline spanning three different kingdoms and the families involved. These are romance novels, through and through and the tag line on the cover sums up the first book Flame Thrower perfectly - ‘Love heals all wounds through blood and sacrifice’. This first book sets a story arc into motion that carries through the entire erotic saga.
Here’s the blurb to introduce you:
While out hunting with his men, King Ryan of Yorath finds a badly-beaten woman who had been left for dead by her attackers. He is surprised to discover that she is none other than Tillian, the Princess who had been reported missing by messengers from the neighboring realm of Folkyn.
Despite her injuries and the circumstances behind her disappearance, Ryan is swept by an immediate attraction for Tillian, and his vows to never marry are tested when he learns the truth behind her abduction. Tensions rise as Ryan's overwhelming need to protect Tillian leads them straight into a war that will change their lives and their kingdoms forever.
Love heals all wounds through blood and sacrifice
Simple statement, difficult effort. How did I come up with a plotline that was based around the above statement? I created Ryan, of course. When he finds Tillian, severely beaten and naked in his lands, he feels the unavoidable power of love at first sight. Ryan is compelled to do anything, and I mean anything to ensure she is kept safe. He is willing to sacrifice all he holds dear and also that of Tillian, in order to shield her regardless of the consequences. Dreamy right? Who doesn’t want a man to stand up, take charge and protect you against all odds? What man doesn’t want to be that, too?
It’s been amazing to see how many people have come to love this story as much as I do. I thank all my readers, editors and fans that have helped shaped this story into what you will see, and frankly, helped shaped me into the author that I am today. I grew from your feedback and I honed my ability to tell you a story because of your direction. Again, THANK YOU.
You are the best judge of all, so pick up a copy on May 14, 2012 from Eternal Press and tell me what you thought. I’ve included the link to my website where you can buy Flame Thrower http://www.alicewadewritings.com/
Flame Thrower Excerpt:
He thought with dread on what awaited them at the castle.
Normally he loved a good celebration, but he couldn’t wait to be
alone with her, to cherish her without prying eyes. He hated that
his stately duties required they attend the reception.
Her newly crowned head cocked slightly watching him. “What’s on your mind?”
“You. I want you. Alone. Not sitting in a stuffy hall with thousands
of people stealing your time. I’m dreading this.” He smiled
and leaned forward. “I have a small gift for you,” he said eagerly.
“Do you want it now?” he asked and received a happy nod in reply.
“Open your hand,” he instructed.
“You are being awfully sweet, Ryan,” she sighed before she
held out her hand.
“Oh? Shouldn’t I shower you with affection on the greatest day
of your life?” he teased back, running his finger down the center
of her open palm without breaking eye contact.
“I guess, I shouldn’t complain, because I love it.”
Her warm smile stole his breath straight from his lungs.
Laughing, he took his open palm and waved it over hers, causing
a static shock to jolt her hand. Where the jolt tingled on her skin,
an object began to form in the shape of a delicate rose pendant
encrusted with tiny sparking diamonds that twinkled in the afternoon
sun as the rays touched the stones.
The petals on the rose were somehow made from solid pieces
of ruby the deepest red and formed a heart, with the leaves of
foggy emerald. The base for the stem was white gold yet the pendant
was light, as if it were not made of metal. The entire pendant
was no longer than one inch, but it captivated the eye regardless.
A feminine gold chain slithered from her palm to dangle down her
wrist as this magic completed its transformation and presented
her with a stunning wedding gift.
“Ryan—” She couldn’t finish for tears had stolen her sight
and her voice. She felt him take the necklace from her palm and
quickly attached it around her neck. The rose rested delicately on
her chest, just above the curve her breasts. When he finished, she
touched it while trying to look down.
“You’ve stolen my heart, Tillian. I vowed years ago I would never
marry. I vowed,” his voice began to falter before he continued,
“I vowed to never share my throne with another. In three weeks,
you have changed all that I held sacred and I willingly gave up my
beliefs for you.” He captured her face in a gentle kiss. “I love you.”
“I love you too.” The words warmed her core for she meant
them, passionately. From the moment her Father whored her out
for money, she gave up on any hope of a quality marriage. Yet here
she sat. A Queen. This outcome was better than any dream she
could have ever concocted.
“Listen,” he said while he still held her face cupped between
his large hands. “We are not staying in there long. We make our
greetings, drink a little wine and then we leave. Are you all right
with that?” While he spoke his hand slowly dropped from her jaw
to her neck, where his thumb caressed in lazy circles on her skin
and toyed with the rose resting against her flushed skin.
Now the fun stuff…GIVEAWAYS!
See the included image? This will be a solid sterling silver pendant that is hand designed and carved by Paxton. He is generously creating one specifically for this novel release and is carving Tillian’s Rose that I will award to a winner once this pendant is cast and polished (should be within the month). What you see is the wax carving of the final product.
Yes, I am going to give one away! It will be on a leather chord to the winner from those that are subscribed on my website, follow me on Twitter or like me on Facebook.
I will not be de-duping my lists, so if you are subscribed, follow and like me, you will have three chances to win. If you don’t, now is the time to do it! I will assign a number to each name and then use www.random.org to select a winner on 5/30. I will notify the lucky person who will have 48 hours to send me your address and then it will be shipped directly to you.
To see the full selection of pendants to get an idea on his quality, go to:
I graduated from University of California, Santa Cruz with a degree in Psychology. I am a Marketing Professional by day, writer by night and have devoted myself to using the written word to motivate emotional responses. With my writing, I’ve proven that anything is possible if you just try, as evident by the accomplishments to date. I have written a total of nine novels, three of which are being published with Eternal Press. Talon (April 2012) is a Paranormal Romance and will be the first to release. This is followed by two books in the Flame Thrower Saga: Flame Thrower (May 2012) and A Jewel of the Kingdom (TBD), both books are Romantic Fantasy. I’ve also got one more novel (Gem) in the works and the chapters can be found on my website. I do take breaks, however. When I am not writing, I love camping with my family (two step daughters plus husband), learning to fly fish around California, and playing with my two Boxer dogs.
In the end, what you get is the output of my utter devotion to writing. I love each and every story for different reasons. Each story has a purpose for why it was written. I mostly love the characters, and find I just can’t say good-bye, therefore I write another story when one ends to keep them alive.
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