October 23, 2012

Alpha Male Blog Hop THANKS

We'd like to offer up a huge THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Alpha Male Blog Hop on this here little blog.

An extra ginormous THANK YOU goes to Carrie Ann for arranging the grand affair.

And, last, but not least, CONGRATS to Misha, the winner of After The Ending's giveaway for a $10 amazon gift card. Yipeee!

October 19, 2012

The Alpha Male Blog Hop

Lindsey Fairleigh here, just waiting for my interview subject, Jason Cartwright. The ex-Green Beret kindly (okay, maybe "kindly" is bit of an exaggeration) agreed to have a little chat with me on the topic of ALPHA MALEs. How delicious. Ah...I think I hear him in the hallway...
As Jason walks in, I have a hard time not gawking. I always forget how simply LARGE he is. At 6'4" and just shy of 250, the man is a tall, hard, and surprisingly stealthy killing machine. To top it off, his chiseled face would make any ancient Greek statue jealous. And then there are his eyes...a blue to rival the Caribbean Sea. For a minute, I forget why I'm here...wasn't I going to...

JASON: Ms. Fairleigh. Oh, right, the interview. I watch Jason fold himself to sit on the log opposite mine. A pleasantly roaring campfire separates us, which is just fine with me...the man is INTIMIDATING as hell.

ME: Hello Jason...it's nice to see you again. His lips twitch, but he says nothing. So, thanks for agreeing to this interview...I know you don't have a lot of free time these days.

JASON: Not a problem--besides, I owe you.

ME: What are you-

JASON: You know exactly what I'm talking about. His eyes flick to the petite red-haired woman combing a paint horse's mane. Ah, yes...Dani. I may have written them in a virus-ravaged world, but at least they had each other.

ME: Right. So, I'm actually here to talk to you about your role within your group of survivors. How would you describe your role?

JASON: His eyes narrow in thought for a few seconds. I'm the guy who keeps everyone out of the huge piles of shit you've so generously placed around us. Ah, how very Jason-y of him.

ME: Yes, well, I aim to please. Jason snorts but says nothing. Would you characterize yourself as an Alpha Male?

JASON: Like a gorilla with a dozen women just waiting for me to-

ME: No! I mean, that's not exactly the type of Alpha Male I was talking about...exactly. He chuckles and the sound electrifies the hair on the back of my neck. According to the Oxford Dictionary, an Alpha Male is a man who assumes a dominant or domineering role in social or professional situations. Do you see yourself this way?

JASON: That's a stupid question.

ME: I lean closer. Why?

JASON: Because you already know the answer. You're wasting my time. His eyes flick back over to the little red-haired woman. She's moved on the the horses tail. 

ME: Women love Alpha Males. There are workshops...some call them "boot camps"...where men can learn how to be more "Alpha". What do you think about that? Worried about the competition. Jason barks a laugh, and I shift back on my log.

JASON: What competition?

ME: Okay...so, if you weren't here, who-

JASON: I'm bored with this conversation and I have shit to do. He stands and nods his head at me. Ms. Fairleigh. He walks off in the direction of the small woman and her horse. As he draws closer to her, I can't help but notice the way his posture changes, softening, becoming more welcoming. I shake my head and stand to leave.

 Jason Cartwright is a character in AFTER THE ENDING, book one of THE ENDING SERIES, to be released in late December. The story follows two young women as they attempt to survive a viral apocalypse and find their ways to each other across the desolate and violent United States. It is a story of survival, friendship, hope, and love...along with awesome ass-kicking and adventure. An excerpt of the first six chapters can be found at our website

REMEMBER...across the whole BLOG HOP there are three ginormous GRAND PRIZES. To enter the contest, you must comment on participating blog posts and include your email address in the comment.

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

PLUS...we're doing our own little giveaway on this blog...YAY! To be entered in the running for a $10 amazon.com gift card, use the fancy-pants device below.

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October 16, 2012

After The Ending is Participating in the Alpha Male Blog Hop!

Because we love to read as much as we love to write, and pretty much every book that captures out heart includes a captivating, infuriating, and domineering man, we decided to participate in the ALPHA MALE BLOG HOP. It starts this Friday and features the participation of HUNDREDS of blogs...each talking about drool-worthy alpha males. Here, we'll be posting a brand new interview with one of the alphas from After the Ending, book one of The Ending Series.

Here's some info about the blog hop:

What is your favorite thing about Alpha Heroes? Well, we authors are ready to share our favorite Alpha Males, our favorite things about them, and everything sexy and heated about those Alpha Males you can think of. *wink* Starting on Friday and ending on Oct 22nd, over 200 Authors and Bloggers will share their favorite things about those sexy men we know and love.

And while we do that, we are EACH doing a giveaway. Yep. There will be over 200 giveaways on each blog hosted by that Author or Blogger.

But that's not all....

We have THREE grand prizes. You as a reader can go to EACH blog and comment with your email address and be entered to win. Yep, you can enter over 200 times!

Now what are those prizes?

1st Grand Prize: A Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet
2nd Grand Prize: A $130 Amazon or B&N Gift Card
3rd Grand Prize: The following Swag Pack!

October 5, 2012

Second Book of The Ending Series is OUTLINED!

To get BOOK TWO started with a bang, we (the Lindseys) have taken a mini writing retreat. We drove several hours north of Napa and are currently hunkered over our laptops, typing away. As of fifteen minutes ago, the OUTLINE is absolutely, totally, and amazingly COMPLETE! We are so FREAKING excited! 

Engagement Phase? :  wedding Funny Pictures Cat Is Excited About Ribbons

Like, really, really, REALLY excited!

And we can't believe how many extra crazy awesome neato plot twists and sneaky things have developed for this next book...not to mention the third and fourth volumes of THE ENDING SERIES. Yippeeeeee!

And...now it's time to start chapter one. OMG! OMG! OMG! 

October 3, 2012

COVER REVEAL: After The Ending, book one of The Ending Series

After The Ending is in the final stages of editing, revising, and polishing, which means...it's time to reveal the COVER!!! So, here it is:

We love it, and we hope you do too! Let us know what you think :)

You can find more goodies and news related to The Ending Series here.