About Ali’s Books
Posts about Ali’s books, including published and works-in-progress and short stories.
Sigils & Spells, an amazing anthology of over 24 urban fantasy novels–all featuring diverse characters and cultures–released TODAY! And MY book: First Kisses Suck (Minnie Kim: Vampire Girl #1) is included! For a limited time, you can get ALL the books for only 0.99! If you haven’t purchased already, I hope you’ll consider doing so today or tomorrow…I’d love your help in achieving bestseller status! Woot!
A little about my book, First Kisses Suck:
Minnie thought her first kiss would change her life—not end it.
Minnie Kim has her life planned out. Rock high school, take over Yale, change the world through science, and maybe star in a K-pop video somewhere along the way. But when Minnie’s first kiss turns out to be a vampire bite, things go a little…sideways.
Buy your copy of Sigils & Spells today!
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When I learned about a boxed set focused on diversity in fiction and curated by Rebecca Hamilton, I knew I had to be a part of it. There is a whole world of stories to tell, a whole world of people to be represented.
And when I saw the post about the set, I knew the story I would tell. Like magic.
Because magic is real, people. And this whole set? Pure, unadulterated magic.
I’m thrilled to be a part of a collection that represents people and cultures from all over the world, uniting magic like you’ve never seen before.
Pre-ordering is available today! Stay tuned for more info on my story and others in the set! I can’t wait to tell you all about it!
A dangerously beautiful vision of unique worlds that’s sure to leave its mark.
Cross through the looking glass into Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, and Dystopian realms where you’ll meet valiant heroes, kick-ass heroines, and dangerous creatures waiting to unveil the hidden corners of the universe.
SIGILS & SPELLS includes more than twenty exclusive novels that roam the sands of Egypt, slip into the shadows of 1940s Los Angeles, voyage to the mystical land of Mabi, and dare to traverse the stars.
From the deserts of Africa to the streets of San Antonio, mythological adventurers strike out to discover brand new worlds and unravel the mysteries of Earth in a limited edition boxed set offering the diversity and originality you haven’t been able to find before now.
Dare to enter forbidden realms of unexpected beauty and peril? Secure your copy of SIGILS & SPELLS today – before it disappears forever!
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Back in the day it was all about CLUBS. When I was a kid, my friends and I were constantly coming up with new clubs we could make and then be “members” of. I’m sure it was all a ploy to help us feel popular. But don’t we all want that? No matter how old we are?
I write books and throw them out into the world, and sometimes the silence is deafening. Sometimes, being an author can be tremendously lonely.
So I decided to do what I did as a kid and make my own club! And anyone can join! And I’ll do my best to make everyone feel welcome and like they belong!
There’s only one catch – it’s all about me!
Haha, no it’s not really, but it s a FAN club, built around my books. Members of my club will be the first to learn of new releases, have the chance to win early copies and lots of other ali-awesomeness. We ALSO have weekly giveaways! Sometimes the prize is one of my eBooks, sometimes an eBook I particularly enjoyed.
This week, the prize is your choice of one of these books (some of which are autographed!).
So click the button below to become a member of my exclusive awesome fan club! Hope to see you there!
P.S. I apologize to those of you who subscribe to my blog AND to my newsletter, as this is a direct duplicate. I just really wanted to invite EVERYONE to my little club and I like how I wrote it for the newsletter so … there you go! 😛
I published my first book, Become, in 2011. I loved it, believed in it, but I was also ashamed of it.
There are some swears in there. Some sexual situations. Drug use, alcoholism, threat of suicide. The devil and demons play big roles and God is nowhere to be seen.
What would people think of it? What would people think of ME?
One time I was at a book fair and when someone asked me about my book, I actually said, “Well, it’s not for everyone.” Of course it’s not for everyone—no book is! But here I was, apologizing for my book to a potential reader. Of course she didn’t buy it. I don’t think anyone bought it that day. Why would they?
That was almost six years ago and believe it or not, I only just allowed myself to release that shame, freeing me to truly love the story I told in the Desolation series.
So here’s what happened. I went to an excellent local writers’ conference where I took a class from the Queen of Dark herself, Mercedes M. Yardley. She writes dark stories. She has embraced the kind of stories she needs to tell and she owns them. She feels no shame. As I listened to her and understood her message, I felt the burden of my own shame lift and lift and just … fly away, like dust in the wind.
I know why I wrote Become. I wrote it for those who have fallen so low they don’t recognize themselves anymore. For them—there’s hope. It’s never too late to choose who you will become. I wrote it for those who feel trapped by a life designed by someone else. For them—no one controls you. No one decides your destiny but you. I wrote it for all of us who have ever been ashamed of who we were and thought no one could accept us. For us—there’s love and forgiveness. It’s never too late.
It’s long past time for me to embrace the theme of the Desolation series. To own the dark in me, as we all have it. To own the light and the hope that I put into all my stories, no matter how dark they might seem at times.
Andrea Pearson is awesome. She regularly has these multi-author events. This time, she’s gathered more than 110 authors, with every book in the promotion only 99cents!
Go here, see books listed by their movie rating (isn’t that cool?), and discover new stories to dive into! (My book, Blood Crown has joined the party – if you haven’t picked it up yet, now’s your chance!)
Have a great day, everyone!
A Big Deal for Little Me!
Today marks the birthday for my book, Frozen Souls, one of the first twelve stories to be included in the new Kindle Worlds Runes Universe release. This is the first YA Kindle World and it’s a huge honor to be included alongside NYT bestselling authors like Tawny Stokes and Stephany Wallace and more. Not to mention Ednah Walters, the creator of the Runes Universe, herself.
Celebrate With Us!
Today there will be parties all day long on Facebook! I think the partying lasts even beyond that, but today is a big day, and *I’m* hosting the party at 3:30 (MST) for a whole hour. Please come keep me company.
I’ll be giving away a signed copy of Frozen Souls.
Now, there’s something you need to know … You will never be able to BUY a copy of Frozen Souls. It will only ever be available in digital, unless you win a copy. I’ll be giving them away over time, but there will only be 25 copies ever in print. They’ll be numbered and pretty darn special, I think.
JOIN THE PARTY!
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Sai Luk is more comfortable with the dead than the living. For 900 years, he’s been shepherding souls to Valhalla and keeping company with souls; careful not to let anyone breach the walls around his heart.
As a sixteen-year-old slave girl, Elpi Moros found her soul mate among the Jin’s vast army. For the briefest moment, they knew happiness. But when Sai is killed on the battlefield, she drives a knife into her heart, unable to face a lifetime without him. She’s been escorting souls to the underworld ever since, enduring an eternity with a broken heart.
Destiny drove them apart, but when they’re both given missions in Kayville, Oregon, their love draws them together. With competing assignments and dueling destinies, will Sai and Elpi choose to honor their masters, or their love?
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I participated in a HUGE Cover Reveal for the Runes Universe last Friday and WOW! What an experience! I felt like a little tiny baby just barely learning how to sit up, but I did it! It was so much fun and pretty amazing to see the way Ednah Walters’ fans love her Runes Series. I hope they enjoy my contribution to the Runes Universe!
He’s a Valkyrie, she’s a Grimnir. Their love is frozen in time.
Sai Luk is more comfortable with the dead than the living. For 1800 years, he’s been shepherding souls to Valhalla and keeping company with ghosts; careful not to let anyone breach the walls around his heart.
As a sixteen-year-old slave girl, Elpi Moros found her soul mate among Genghis Khan’s vast army. For the briefest moment, they knew happiness. But when Sai is killed on the battlefield, she drives a knife into her heart, unable to face a lifetime without him. She’s been escorting souls to the underworld ever since, enduring an eternity with a broken heart.
Destiny drove them apart, but when they are both given missions in Kayville, Oregon, their love draws them together. With competing assignments and dueling destinies, will Sai and Elpi choose to honor their masters, or the love that claimed their hearts, long, long ago?
COMING SOON TO AMAZON!
I’ve been super hush-hush about this one, too since it’s part of a brand new Kindle World!
Lucky Me = Lucky YOU!
I am so grateful for this opportunity! Ednah Walters writes kick-butt stories set in a world just like ours where the Norse gods are real and Valkyries and Grimnirs reap souls for Hell or Valhalla. And Amazon has picked up this Runes Series for it’s own Kindle World! AND, I get to be one of the twelve authors chosen to be the first to release books in this world! Lucky Me!
To spread the news and, of course, to celebrate, there are amazing events and giveaways planned to reveal to you each of the twelve stories and authors involved in this release. Lucky YOU!
I hope you’ll join in on the fun, enter to win prizes, discover new books and new authors, and help us spread the news! Thank you! xoxo
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Now’s your chance to find out what happens to Desi and Michael, James, Miri, Longinus and Fiahre for free! If you’ve already read it, please consider leaving a review! I hope you enjoy the story!
Destined (Desolation #3)
The fate of Midgard will be decided.
The goddess of Helheimer is bent on reclaiming what once was hers. The nine worlds are drawn into war, over Hell, over Earth, with innocent humans as collateral.
When all seems lost, Desi discovers the meaning of the spark that lives within her and is offered her final choice: eternal peace or the weight of Thor’s Hammer in the battle for Midgard.
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