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Saturday, December 03, 2011

A Christmas With… Alexandra Ivy


I am very happy to have Alexandry Ivy, immensely popular author of the Guardians of Eternity series. To celebrate the release of its 8th installment, Bound by Darkness, which released just a few days ago, Alexandra generously answered some of my questions and also blessed us with Christmas-y pictures of her!


1.Fans have been really anxious for the release of Bound by Darkness. Have you gotten any early responses from them so far?

It’s been wonderful!  The Guardians of Eternity is my first ongoing series, so I’ve been blown away by the eagerness of readers for the next installment.  I’ve been so blessed to have such loyal readers who have not only inspired me, but they have ensured that the Guardians can continue!

2- Guardians of Eternity are immensely popular all around the world, is there a country you'd to visit for a tour?

Oh, do I have to pick just one?  I’ve been to both Germany and France and they are so incredibly beautiful it would be impossible not to want to return.  Especially after chatting with readers on facebook.  But, I’ve never been to Thailand or Indonesia.  Either one would be a magnificent adventure!!

3. If you had to pick actors to play Jaelyn & Ariyal, who would they be?

Jaelyn would have to be Angelina Jolie.  She definitely has a Lara Croft vibe,  Ariyal was inspired by Orlando Bloom as Legolas, although he has more of an dangerous edge.  Seriously, what could be more yummy?

4. Is there any chance we could know who the next book will be about? *puppy dog eyes*

The next book with be Fear the Darkness with Caine and Cassandra.  I’ve had the two of them in a few books now, but when I first wrote Caine he was a bad guy.  It took me a long time before I felt he was suitably redeemed.  Of course, I didn’t completely tame him!  What would a Werewolf be without his bad boy bite.

Now onto some Xmas-y questions:

5. What's your favorite Christmas movie?

My family never, ever misses A Christmas Story!  It is one of the most brilliantly written and acted movies of all time.  I also love Christmas Vacation and of course, the traditional ones, It’s a Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.

6.What's a typical Christmas like in the Ivy family?IVY holiday photo1

I love to decorate the house, so the trees (yes, I have more than one) and the rest of the decorations go up on Thanksgiving.   I also like to shop early so I can torment my family with presents under the tree :)  We also have a few traditions, like celebrating Christmas Eve with the immediate family eating hors d’oeuvres and drinking egg nog while we open our gifts.  And Santa always, always brings the boys underwear and socks in their stockings…it’s kind of a running joke :)

7. How is it different from when you were a kid?

I’ve kept several traditions from when I was a child, but we’ve added our own.  Probably the biggest difference is that the family has become so spread out that we truly appreciate the times we can get together.

8.Is there any Christmas wishes you'd like to share with our readers?

I want to wish the readers a holiday season that’s filled with the joy, family, and the promise of a bright future, oh, and a few peaceful hours to curl up with a good book!  I also want to take this time to thank them from the bottom of my heart for allowing the Guardians of Eternity into their lives.  I never take for granted the people who’ve made my dream become a reality!!


If it got you curious, here’s a bit more about Bound by Darkness

The Sylvermysts have a reputation as sinister cousins to the fey, and none are more mysterious than Ariyal and his tribe. To save his people from banishment, he faces a new challenge: Jaelyn, an elite vampire warrior sent to capture him. By rights, he should kill her on sight. Yet he cannot bring himself to hurt her—or to resist her…

Jaelyn is stunningly beautiful, utterly lethal—and always alone. Until Ariyal. From their first encounter, she knows that what's between them is more dangerous than simple lust. And as they unite to thwart a terrifying prophecy that will mean the end of his clan and of the world they know, she will risk everything to fulfill her destiny by his side…

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Kensington would like to offer one of you a copy of Bound By Darkness!

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Giveaway Ends January 4th, 2012.

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xmas Alexandra Ivy“I’m not exactly sure when I fell in love with books.  Probably on my mother’s knee listening to her read Dr. Seuss to me.  I do remember that I was barely old enough to cross the street by myself when I discovered the delights of the local library.

Could anything be more wonderful than spending summer days surrounded by stacks of Nancy Drew mysteries?  Over the years I fell in love with Victoria Holt, Jane Austen, Agatha Christie, and J.R.R. Tolkien just to name a few.  I read poetry, essays, biographies, and plays.  In fact, I read anything I could get my hands on.

Years later (no, I’m not admitting how many) I’m still an avid reader, and my tastes are still as varied as they were in my youth, which I suppose helps to explain why I enjoy writing regency historicals under the name of Deborah Raleigh, as well as my contemporary paranormals as Alexandra Ivy.
For now that is enough to keep me busy, but who knows what the future might hold!

I do have a few other loves in my life besides reading and writing, the most important being my unbelievably patient husband, David, and my two sons, Chance and Alexander.  Without their constant support and belief in me, I never could have been able to follow my dreams.  They are truly my heroes.”

You can visit Alexandra here.

More of Alexandra‘s books:

When Darkness Comes (Guardians...Darkness Everlasting (Guardian...Embrace The Darkness (Guardian...Beyond The Darkness (Guardians...Darkness Revealed (Guardians o...Darkness Unleashed (Guardians...Devoured by Darkness (Guardian...The Real Werewives of Vampire...


Tynga is a 32 years old mom of two, from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and photography.

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34 People left their mark' :

  1. Whoop! First comment/entry :)

    I haven't had the pleasure of reading this author and I would love a chance :) I've always heard such great things about this series and it's on my wishlist.

    Thanks for the wonderful interview and giveaway!

  2. Great interview! I've had this book on my list and looking at that picture of Orlando Bloom as Legolas, hmmm....makes me want to read the book even more!

  3. HI!
    Thanks for this nice interview and great giveaway! I love all Christmas traditions and I love to see Miracle on 34th Street it's also a must in the family!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  4. What a nice interview. The Christmas photo is just so sweet.
    I love this series.
    Thank you.

  5. I can't believe the countdown to Christmas has begun! We love to cook up a storm here, stay indoors and enjoy each other's company. You are a new author for me and am looking forward to your books.

  6. What a wonderful contest! Who wouldn't want to win your book!

  7. Great interview. I can't wait to get my hands on a copy of this book. I've been waiting for it for forever. I love this series. Thanks for the giveaway.

  8. Any book with a hero inspired by Orlando Bloom sounds great to me! I loved Ms. Ivy's novella in Supernatural, so I can't wait to read this book. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Great interview! I LOVE Alexandra's books and would sooo LOVE to have this one!! Happy holidays!

  10. I love the Guardians of Eternity series and I can't wait to read Bound by Darkness.

  11. What an enjoyable interview good job on the questions, Tynga and answers, Alexandra.

    I was so excited that Caine and Cass will get their own story. And I cannot wait to read this one.

    I read the Regency Vampire series first and then loved, loved the Guardians when they first started coming. So good to see the first characters still hanging out even in these new books.

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

  12. Great post! Europe would be a wonderful place to do a book tour! I hope you get to go there soon! Love the christmas photo!!! Also thank you for the warm holiday wishes!

  13. This is one of my favorite series! Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. Omg Alexandra Ivy is on of my favorite authors. She rocks. I can't to read the new book. Thank, you for the chance to win her new book.



  15. I find Alexandra's books really enjoyable. I have several on my keeper shelf. Thanks for the giveaway!
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  16. Great interview. Alexandra is a new author for me and would love to win and read her book. I love to read and always looking for new books and authors to check out. This author is going to be added to my must read list. Thanks for the giveaway and the chance to win. Love Victoria Holt and a big Nancy Drew fan-thanks to my mom.

  17. I would enjoy trying this book.

  18. I will read ANYTHING fashioned after Orlando Bloom as Legolas. :-P ::sigh::

  19. Thanks for the interview, I enjoyed reading it.

  20. Love your books! Levet and Styx are my favorites :-D

  21. Thanks for the great interview and giveaway. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

  22. Great interview. Alexandra's book sounds good.

  23. I can't believe there are 8 boks in this series and I'm just hearing about it. I have some reading to do!

  24. I haven't had a chance to read this sereis yet.

  25. I have just come across this author. The series sounds great. Thanks for the chance.

  26. I have read one novella story by Ivy and I thought it was great. This interview has made me want to check out this series. Thanks for the post!


  27. Great interview! It's a Wonderful Life is my favorite Christmas show, but the Grinch is a close second.
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  28. I haven't heard of this author till now. TY for the awesome interview and introduction! My favorite x-mas show is the Grinch. LOL Thanks for this wonderful giveaway chance! DeAnna @SacredmOOn1 sacredmoon1(at)gmail(dot)com

  29. That guy on the cover looks like a guy on Entourage. I love books where enemies become lovers. Hope I win!

  30. Orlando Bloom as Legolas was my adolescent crush. I would love to read a book picturing him as the hero in my head, but the guy on the cover isn't too shabby himself.


  31. Hey!!! Alexandra!!!!
    Great book, I love the cover the guy is so hot looking :D
    Great giveaway!!!

  32. Well it looks like I have to catch up. I don't know how I missed this series. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity. Happy New Year.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com