Friday, February 12, 2010

Incredible Giveaway you wouldn’t want to miss—ALPHA, a paranormal romance filled with fantasy elements like werewolves, zombies, and steamy, erotic scenes by Molly Maddox.

“A short delicious read and very very satisfying.”

BIG FLESH

 

alpha-cover-FW He was fat. Not pudgy, but fat. Five-eight and about two-hundred thirty pounds, he smoked cigars, greased his black hair into a pompadour, and had a small redheaded girlfriend with a whiny voice she probably thought sounded inquisitive. When she tripped away merrily to work at nights, we curled up puppy-style in their bed and watched Batman the Animated Series and Venture Brothers and Futurama until, one tight November evening, he told me he loved me. And I, fragile and foolish as I was, accepted his love, and returned it.

 

The thing ended up exploding, but I don’t have to tell you that. My stint as the Other Woman was my last, but one part of the affair stuck with me to this day. That thing is my love of big men.

 

Life opened up for me. Big men were on every corner, they came into my work every day, I saw the lovably oafish neighbors and husbands on TV as sudden sex symbols, dripping with luscious charm. You never saw them with their clothes off—that was reserved for comedic relief—but you suspected that what simmered beneath the surface of those button-downs and heavy sweaters was too sticky for normality to handle. Swathes of hair, tight pink nipples, taut-drawn bellies and broad, cushioned chests. The exterior, that vapid mask of stereotype, clicked into place to shield us from their raw sensuality.

 

While traveling in the circles of big men, I’ve found a lot of things. The first is a usual development of a higher personality: a faster wit, a stronger voice, a more omnivorous mind. This may be because, as fat boys, they get shit anyway…so what’s the harm in admitting that you love Journey? Another theory is that, as far the taller of the kind go, there’s a certain aspect of danger in confronting a big man…and in courting one. It tickles my biological funny bone to realize the big man on my arm is my lover, my partner, and my bodyguard, not that I’d need any from the list. And lastly, their interests tend to be more diverse and, dare I say it, more forgiving, than their slimmer counterparts.

 

In my book, Alpha, our protagonist Janey falls for the powerful, gentle, and chunky Seamus, a wolfman who runs a fractured pack in post-apocalyptic Manhattan. Janey herself is no shrinking violet, no limp-backed damsel: she commands a brigade of scooter soldiers against the hordes of infested undead. They share a series of interests that any sexy nerdgirl or -boy would relate to—comics, old movies, and sci-fi become their respite from the dangerous world outside—and also a string of sexual encounters that span from true-love-making to BDSM adventure.

 

Honestly, Seamus’ bigness doesn’t feature prominently in the story, but I won’t apologize for a hero who wears his hedonism in his belly. And Janey’s no airbrushed sprite herself: pierced and pocked and emotionally immature, she has a lot of growing to do herself, and a lot of kinky fantasies to explore.

 

I’ve heard it’s an intense and visceral story, both from men and women. I think it speaks some hidden truths about our current preferences, the turn of Third Wave feminism, that flesh is flesh, and no one’s perfect, but everyone’s beautiful. Or whatever you like. You’re the reader.

And I’m always up for suggestion.

 

 

 

Blurb: Janey Hyde is fighting to keep her people alive in a Manhattan ravaged by zombies. Seamus, the leader of a werewolf pack also on the island is doing the same. Will an alliance between them be the salvation of their tribes? Or is the intense attraction they feel for each other going to be their downfall? Exploring love, lust, war, and politics, ALPHA is the debut novel from writer Molly Maddox. Seamus's pack isn't ready to accept a human in their midst, and attracted to him as she is, Janey isn't sure she's ready to submit to an alpha male when it could undermine her authority with her own people. But there is more at stake than her pride and his principles, and only by working together will they find a future.

 

Excerpt: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19198154/Alpha-by-Molly-Maddox

 

Bio: Molly Maddox is a graduate student in Denton, Texas.  She is a lifelong fan of both sexiness and nerdiness and has been looking for a way to combine them since the sight of a slinky red-garbed Nyota Uhura crossed her eye as a child.  Lately she writes, illustrates, and works a nine-to-five while a creepy ginger cat snoops over her shoulder.

 

Buy link: http://www.scribd.com/doc/19198154/Alpha-by-Molly-Maddox

 

Links:  Art: www.mcfarlandkathleen@deviantart.com

Writing: Moll Maddox on Facebook

 

Alpha is available as an original ebook from Circlet Press,
available for sale at all major ebook retailers, including
Barnes & Noble.com and the Amazon Kindle Store, and
downloadable from circlet.com.

 

Thanks so much!

Moll

 

WIN ALPHA

Leave your comment for Moll, follow this blog and you’ll be entered  to win. Promo this giveaway to your blog, twitter, goodreads, anywhere and you’re name will be entered in the drawing five times. If you can’t follow, that’s fine. You’ll still be entered in the contest.

Winner will be announced Friday, February 19, 2010

 

Thanks!

Tierney O’Malley

16 comments:

judiebabie said...

I'd love to win this book, it sounds so good!

Tierney O'Malley said...

@judiebabie--I know! I tell you, if you win, you will love this book. The plot is incredible and...Okay, I'll let Moll talk about her book. LOL

Tierney O'Malley
Romance Author

IceJewel said...

Oh, I love the sound of this book and I'm happy that Janey is no damsel in distress :)

Would love read this book :)

I do follow your blog.

sherry said...

I love that your alpha is not perfect like in most books. I've really plenty of books with plus size ladies but I don't think I've read any where the man was a little bit big.

s7anna said...

This sounds like such a great read. I've posted on facebook about the giveaway http://www.facebook.com/people/Anna-Shah-Hoque/767402866

Plus I'm also a new blog follower.

Congratulations Molly on your new release!

Happy Valentine's!

Moll said...

Judiebabie: Glad you like the blurb! I think you'll be plesantly surprised!

Tierney: Thanks, as always! You sure can make a girl feel big!

IceJewel: I specialize in writing warrior women, so there's no DiDs around my place. Thanks for the vote of confidence!

Sherry: As you can see, I'm far more into the relationship between two imperfect people than talking about washboard abs. Hope you like it!

s7anna: Thanks for the congratulations, and the facebook post!

Sweet Vernal Zephyr said...

An intriguing read to be sure... I've added you to my blog post for today so that other's can get a taste as well.

Happy Valentine's Weekend

Miranda

booklover0226 said...

I like the idea that a main character isn't "drop dead gorgeous"; it gives him "character", IMO.

I'm a follower.

I "tweeted" about the contest.

http://twitter.com/bl0226/status/9025751822

Thanks,
Tracey D
booklover0226 AT gmail DOT com

Tierney O'Malley said...

I say the same thing about female characters. They don't have to be size six all the time. If a small is woman is beautiful, a big woman is too. Now, if my character is perfectly sculpted he or she must have flaws.

Moll said...

Sweet Vernal Zephyr: Thanks so much for the help! Happy Valentine's yourself!

booklover0226: I looove "imperfect" protagonists, despite the fact that in real life, "imperfect" is totally normal! Thanks for the tweet!

Tierney: You're absolutely right about female big characters as well. The way O look at my characters, if they seem perfect on the outside, there has to be some flaw to at least make them interesting!

EVA SB said...

As a 'well-built' lady with a soft spot for chunky men this book sounds delicious.

I'm a follower and I tweeted
http://twitter.com/EVA_n_essence/status/9067303892

Lady_Graeye said...

This sounds like a great read! Great excerpt. Please enter me into the contest!
I am a follower

lisaglidewell(at)gmail(dot)com

Moll said...

EVA SB: I love characters who are volutpuous in all ways, so count on me to write more big men. Thanks!

Lady_Graeye: Thanks so much!

Judy said...

Oh I love the sound of your book. It really looks like a great read.
Please put my name in the hat!!

Judy

I am a follower!!

magnolias_1[at]msn[dot]com

Amanda Leigh said...

Oh, this sounds great! I was just talking the other day to someone about the need for heroes and heroines of all shapes, sizes, and personalities! Sounds like a wonderful read!

I'm a follower.

Spread the word:
http://not-really-southernvampchick.blogspot.com/2010/02/win-on-wednesday-5.html

Moll said...

Judy: Thanks for the words of encouragement and for following!

Amanda Leigh: Thanks so much for following! I do love characters with distinguishing elements! So glad to hear someone else treasures this as well!

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