SHAMELESS SELF-PROMOTION: Release Day for In Absinthia (Phoenix Rising 3)

So it's my blog. I do what I want! 😜

ICYMI today is the book birthday of my newest in the Phoenix Rising series. In Absinthia follows our heroes, Cage St. John and his partner Phoebe Addison, on a luxurious vacation to a space colony made up to look like Victorian London. This one's more cozy mystery than sci-fi James Bond, but I think you'll love it. I really enjoyed writing it. So check out this little blurb, then go forth and buy the whole series!

Interplanetary master spies, Macijah "Cage" St. John and Phoebe Addison are forced to take vacation time, and she wants to go to Absinthia, an off-world all inclusive interactive vacay planet set up as Victorian London, but with all the future comforts. Cage doesn't do down time, but their boss has other ideas, so begrudgingly, Cage agrees to go to Absinthia. Within a day of their arrival, they get embroiled in a Ripper copy cat series of murders complete with sΓ©ances, "altered" humans, kidnapping, and …

New Obsession, or Why You Should Be Watching 'Castle Rock'

So I'm supposed to be writing this morning, but I can't seem to get my head around doing that yet. Then what better way to get my fingers ready to type than to use my blog to gush about my newest obsession-- Castle Rock.

In case you have no idea what I'm talking about, Castle Rock is a new series on Hulu that incorporates elements and characters from the universe created by Stephen King. And if anyone reading this knows me at all, you know how much I love Stephen King. He's the biggest influence on me as a writer, so naturally I'm in love with this series. Castle Rock is not based on a King novel or story. No, it isn't just a rehash of Needful Things. This is a completely new story that takes place in the fictional town of Castle Rock (which has appeared in numerous King stories). There are some familiar characters (Alan Pangborn), places, and family names that make for squee-worthy Easter eggs for fans, but otherwise the story is completely original.


Where Are We Going, and Why Are We All In This Handbasket?!

And so it begins. The obligatory girlie-blog post about fitness or the lack thereof.

If you've ever seen me, you know that Lexx ain't no pixie. All my life I've been a chubby piece of Heaven. Don't get me wrong. I'm not downing myself or anything. I think I'm pretty doggone beautiful and my husband does too. For me, "fat" has always been something I am, not something bad, and I think that's a pretty good attitude to have. Bodies are different and there's nothing we can do about it. If we all looked the same, what a boring world it would be. I don't think that being "fat" necessarily has anything to do with how healthy a person is, and definitely nothing to do with how beautiful a person is. However, this year is the ten year anniversary of my mother's death. My mom died at age 66 from congestive heart failure, which is a complication that can arise from cardiovascular disease. Cardiovascular disease is an inherited trait and…

Aaaand we're back!

Here lies the blog of Alexandra Christian, romance author. If you're in the wrong room, please report to the office to check your schedule. πŸ˜ƒ

So here's what happened. Back in December of 2017, I got a message from Wordpress saying that they thought my information had been compromised. They locked down my account and told me to go in and change all my passwords-- you know the routine. Well, then it was Christmas and I completely forgot about it. Fast forward to this spring when I thought about it again. I couldn't remember my password and since I didn't respond to their email (and can't find it), my blog is kind of lost in the ether. I looked upon this as a golden opportunity to restart my blog here at Blogger. My computer at work likes this format so much better than Wordpress (nothing against them-- they're great). So here we are. Welcome!

If you just happened upon my blog, then I'd better introduce myself. My name is Alexandra Christian and I write roman…