Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Out today: The Shifters

My first paranormal, The Shifters (Book Two of The Keepers trilogy) comes out today from Harlequin Nocturne (and already spotted at Walmart!)

With The Shifters I’ve had the opportunity to write something in a completely different, though parallel, genre from what I usually write. My amazing friend, bestselling paranormal mystery/romance phenomenon Heather Graham, asked me to develop a paranormal trilogy with her and our sister dark suspense author Deborah LeBlanc, and together we spun a story spanning three interconnected books, set in our favorite city, New Orleans, about three extraordinary sisters who must fight to keep the peace between the fractious supernatural communities who live there under the radar.

Fair warning: The Shifters is spooky and suspenseful and colorful, but not necessarily as dark as what I usually write. In fact, there may even be that elusive happy ending (note man on cover!). If you’re looking for something bloodier, I hope you’ll check out my latest supernatural crime thriller, Book of Shadows.

But if you’ve been too scared to read my other books (and you know who you are...), I think you’ll love The Shifters.

ISBN-13: 978-0373618460


Caitlin, Fiona and Shauna MacDonald are Keepers, three sisters with extraordinary powers charged with keeping the peace between humans and the paranormal communities of vampires, werewolves and shapeshifters who live under the radar in New Orleans.

Caitlin keeps the shapeshifters, a race of beings whose power lets them take on the form and voice of anyone they choose. Even their fellow paranormals are distrustful of their abilities, and Caitlin knows better than to take any shifter at face value. Then shapeshifting bounty hunter Ryder Mallory blows into town, claiming to be on the trail of a group of malevolent entities called Walk-Ins, and suddenly a city already reeling in the wake of a string of serial murders is under siege once again. Caitlin and Ryder reluctantly team in a race to protect paranormals and humans alike from a supernatural massacre.

Excerpts of all three books at:


Buy The Shifters now.

Have you been thinking you should check out my books but are not a paranormal romance fan? My supernatural thrillers are available through your favorite independent bookstore, or click through to buy on Amazon: The Harrowing, The Price, The Unseen, Book of Shadows.

Not a thriller fan at all, but don't want to miss the opportunity to support this blog? Here's a link to my Screenwriting Tricks For Authors workbook.

Thanks for reading - and back to our regularly scheduled posts tomorrow.

- Alex


Beth Caudill said...

Congrats on the new release Alex.

I didn't realize it was part of a series. Guess I have to go track down book 1.

Autumn said...

Congratulations!! I'll have to look for book 1 too, then see if my WM has this book.

laughingwolf said...

grats on the newest pub, alex!

will look for em, asap...

btw - i created a character years ago i called 'the keeper'... not quite like your ladies, though ;) lol

i will have to go back and finish that tale....

Anonymous said...

I just ordered my copy from Harlequin. Can't wait to read it! Congratulations--and thanks so much for all the writing help!
Ready to start my NaNo draft tomorrow!

Janice Curran

Tracy Sharp - Author of the Leah Ryan Series said...

Bought The Shifters yesterday! I can't wait to read it! Saw it at Walmart and snatched it up so fast I think the woman beside me felt the wind the super quick movement of my arm caused!

Ace Antonio Hall said...

I think it is VERY cool that you did this project with Heather and your other friend. I even posted a blurb on my FACEBOOK. Keep doing your thing, Alex. You truly inspire me. I finally finished my manuscript (the third one) but the first after studying your tips for two years and can't wait to re-read it, then rewrite it (a couple of times) then get it out there to fight the war of getting noticed. Keep up the good work! You inspire many. -Ace

Mikaela said...

Yay! Finally one of your books that I can get as e-books. ( Stupid Geo-restrictions!)

laughingwolf said...

read/loved it! :D