April Alisa Marquette's Blog

September 10, 2010

I’m Stoked!!!

Outwrite Wins!!

I am so excited to announce that in ATLANTA Georgia, you can now order my books from OUTWRITE BOOKSTORE & COFFEEHOUSE!

It is an independent bookstore and coffeehouse located in midtown Atlanta, at 991 Piedmont Avenue NE. Opened in 1993, Outwrite serves Atlanta’s gay & lesbian community. With expanded products and services this friendly space reflects the ATL’s ever changing, growing & diversifying Midtown community.

You can also order my books from CHARIS BOOKS & MORE! Located at 1189 Euclid Avenue NE, it’s the south’s oldest and largest feminist bookstore. They specialize in: diverse and unique children’s books, feminist and cultural studies books, and Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer fiction and non-fiction.

If you live in the ATL, or you’ll drop in, why not stop by one or both for a visit?

Check me out, at both stores. I’m telling you… I’ll catch you from any page, and make you a willing captive!

I look for you to pick up something of mine soon. 🙂

Big ups to Charis & Outwrite!!!

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August 16, 2010

More about my ‘Cohort Trilogy’

2nd in The Cohort Trilogy

Last time we ‘met,’ I was telling you about my novel Progression, which is the second install in The Cohort Trilogy. In this particular book a question is answered…

But first a little background to catch us up. In the first book, called Absolution, as some of you know, our gay male character, Beau, was betrayed, by one of his female cohorts. Girlfriend did this by by cavorting with Beau’s man, but what I didn’t get a chance to tell you last time was that girlfriend  had a secret. It was something that would surely add to the drama that the cohorts were already experiencing…if the secret got out. I can’t tell you what it is. You’ll have to read the first novel, Absolution to find that out. However, I can tell you one thing… the secret is not good.

Therefore, in Progression, the second book, readers find out the culmination of ‘the secret’ – that is, if it got out. LOL

In Progression, readers also get to meet our lovely gay Beau’s mother. This woman was out of his life for a good while. Again, you’ll have to read the first book to find out why; but now she’s back. She has also gotten ‘involved’ with the very wrong person. Mama Dearest – not her name — has become entangled with Beau’s ex, the skanky red-haired Sandal!

Can any good come of this union? Again, you’ll have to read to find out. You will also need  to read Progression, the sequel, in order to see the other ways in which our cohorts may or may not have progressed. In the second  novel, there is laughter, sometimes it may just pop out of you. (As a writer, I am actually that good, and I’m not being braggadocious—just real.) Also readers, you’ll  note that that there is an emotional element as well. Those who have read it, have called Progression an emotional ride. I however, have likened this tale to a roller coaster, because it has ups and downs, and twists and turns. Readers seemingly get jerked around, just like on a real roller coaster, as we zoom up one hill, only to plummet down another! I feel it’s all part of the flava, and it keeps readers wanting more, it keeps them desiring to turn pages.

One woman told me that she stayed up all night trying to find out what would happen, although she needed to be up early the next day for work. I was pleased that she was so interested, because it is my endeavor to create books that pique the curiosity. Although I want to entertain, I also try to write books that make readers think, and that is what I am endeavoring to do now, as I work on the third book in The Cohort Trilogy — the book that I wanted to tell you about.

It is called Iniquities, and this novel happens to focus on our lovely gay hunk Beau; it depicts more about his life than the first two books combined. ‘Iniquities’ gives us an in-depth look at Beau. We get to see him at work, at play, and in love, or lust – whichever he chooses. We see his memories and become privy to his innermost thoughts. Plain and simply put, in Iniquities we find ourselves in Beau’s world. This novel is steamy in places and other areas just may cause readers to hold their breath…

But I’ll tell you more about it. You know I will. Just meet me back here, real soon; and remember. If your day isn’t going well, simply decide to start it again. Find your ‘calm place,’ then ask for Wisdom. She will show up, and then you’ll be off again– doing your thing!

August 14, 2010

Things I want To Discuss

Okay, last time, I mentioned having a few things I wanted to discuss with you. Well one of those things is…my latest novel Turnabout. It is now on Amazon kindle, and it’s available on Kindle UK! I’m stoked. 

A deliciously frustrating and exhilarating love story.

 

 

The other thing I wanted to tell you about is a book I’m writing. I happen to be working on the third book in The Cohort Trilogy. For those of you who need catching up, this trilogy is about four friends, a sexy hunk of a gay male and his three women friends. In the first install of the trilogy, readers get to meet the foursome. Readers also get to see that the friends who call themselves ‘cohorts’ –because they are like partners in crime– believe their friendship is perfect, or darn near.  

However, their thing starts to unravel—with a betrayal. Isn’t that always how it begins? One of the women cavorts with the gay male’s love interest — his man. Oh, our male cohort’s name is Beau. Well, you know drama follows… You’ve got to pick up this novel. The name is Absolution, and it is available online at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Books-A-Million. 

1st in The Cohort Trilogy by April Alisa Marquette

 

Absolution is also available in stores, ask them to order it if you don’t see it. Store staffers will gladly do so and let you know when this juicy  book comes in. 

Now, to tell you—briefly, about the second novel in The Cohort Trilogy, it is called Progression. And as the name suggests, in this the sequel, readers get to see how the cohorts have progressed. We get to see if they are any wiser, since they’ve grown older. Also shown are others who were in the background of the prior novel, Absolution. However, in Progression, the second install, there are some characters! Our gay male hunk has another man this go ‘round. Beau’s new jump-off’s name is Sandal, and what a red-haired queen Sandal is! Readers just may want to strangle him, while others may laugh out loud at his antics. 

2nd in The Cohort Trilogy

 

You know what? I can’t even tell you about the third novel in The Cohort Trilogy, not yet, because there is more that I need to tell you about Progression

I gotta go put a load of laundry in though, since I didn’t do it earlier in the week. However, you know the drill. I’ll get back with you. We’ll pick up right here. Stay tuned… because as I said, I’ve I got stuff to tell you. 

Shout out to Tam! Hey lady.

March 4, 2010

Now Available on AMAZON KINDLE…

My novel ABSOLUTION is now available on Amazon Kindle!!

First in the Cohort Trilogy, this book will have you reading all night. You’ll want to find out about the foursome who live together. The three women and Beau, a gay male, also think their friendship is perfect. That is, until things start to unravel… beginning with Ronni, the all female hottie’s betrayal of Beau.

Why — oh why does she cavort with his man? And why are the remaining Cohorts forced to choose sides, when drama ensues? Ahhh, you’re gonna love it. That’s all I can say. It’s witty, sexy, and thought-provoking. It’s been called an all night read– but don’t let me put words in your mouth.

Download it today at Amazon. Then you can tell me what you think. I’d love to hear from you!

Absolution

February 12, 2010

Getting Through EXODUS

So a little bit ago I told you that in my sometimes surreal novel EXODUS, the main character, sultry Aqua feels as if her world is topsy-turvy. I mentioned that she is on the eerie island that she was warned not to go to. She is there with the Latin hunk she met while working for the man with whom she was involved. So why, you might ask, is she out in the back of beyond with Noel, Mr. Sexy. My answer, because she wanted to be. Yes, despite the heinous things going on. However, now that Aqua is asking questions…all hell has broken loose.

A thrilling Mystery by April Alisa Marquette

Someone, or something, desires to take Aqua’s life. When you read the book you will see the instances where this entity attempts to dispose of her. I am truly hoping it will give you pause, maybe even a few chills. It is what I was striving for.

Anyway, the dashing Noel, and those surrounding him, and Aqua, are fast running out of options.  Therefore, at someone’s suggestion, Noel calls for outside help.

You know how you try to try to handle a problem, but then finally you just have to throw up your proverbial hands? Well that’s where Noel found himself. It was then that he decided to reach out, and quickly too—

Will you look at the time? I’ve got to go, but I’ll see you back in a bit. You know the drill 😉

And in the meantime, enjoy whatever it  is you’re reading!


Available at Amazon.com or ask for it at Barnes & Noble or Books-A-Million bookstores!

February 4, 2010

More On EXODUS

Okay, so I’m back. Previously I was telling you about my novel EXODUS.

The first in the Sea Isles Series, a trilogy, EXODUS is adult fiction. If you like a good story, if you like to get to know the characters, and if you like to see and feel as though you’re actually in the story, then you will need to pick this up. If you like scenery, and details; if you’d like to laugh, and feel slight prickles of fear dancing up your spine from time to time, then you are going to need to check this out. If you want to see the characters again, after this story ends, this is the book for you.

But back to the story. We were at the part where the sultry lead character, Aqua, had accompanied her Latin hunk Noel to a mysterious little known island, although they received dire warnings not to go. They were told that evil would surely await them should they make the trip. Heedless, they went.

On the island, Aqua began to sleep-walk, among other things that were strange, for her. Those things she did at night. However, in the daytime she listlessly drifted down hallways dusty from disuse. As she floated along on forbidden floors in a creepy antebellum house, she became privy to many things … many truly disturbing things. And no, I won’t tell you what they are. I can’t. You know that.

I will say though that when Aqua believed she witnessed a murder, she became terrifically shaken! Then when no one around her seemed to listen or care, she became desperate, for answers– oh shoot! I’ve gotta run. But you know the drill. 😉

I’ll get back with you.

Make today a good one, and when you read, whatever it is you read, please do enjoy it!

February 1, 2010

More About Exodus

Back to where I left off… I told you about my novel EXODUS, a mystery that hints at the supernatural. This is adult fiction, containing wit, sass, and eroticism. One reader kept messaging me as she read, asking all sorts of questions. I understood these were rhetorical because at the end of each message she would say, “Don’t answer that. I’ve got to go find out what happens now.”

An intriguing erotic mystery

So, in this thought-provoking tale which is the first in a trilogy, I mentioned Aqua the sultry leading lady. Well now I’ve got you to the part where she and the dashing Latin Noel realize there’s heat between them. He gives Aqua the digits. Obviously, she calls him at some point, and thus their adventure.

The couple wind up island-hopping, and eventually find themselves on a little known Isle with a strange name. Now, I must tell you, the pair were advised not to make this trip. But they are grown, so they did what they had to do.

On the little known isle, strange things begin to happen… Aqua begins to sleep walk–although she has never done so before in her life. In the dark of night she glides through the bayou, despite the murky swamp world being filled with ravenous alligators.

Now I tell you all this because I need to get to the sequel which I’m polishing up for soon release. I’ll soon give you the name of it. Oh, I’m excited about it! because in it you again connect with characters from EXODUS, even some that may have seemed obscure. However, there are new people, and these characters are just as interesting, or maybe more so than those you ‘met’ in EXODUS.

Oh–time’s up. You know I’ve got to run.  I’ll be back though, because we’ve got to get through this, so stay tuned… and I’ll get with you soon.

Make today a good one!

April

January 31, 2010

Exodus, And It’s Sequel

I need to tell you about a book I wrote. It’s called EXODUS and it is a mystery that hints at the supernatural. The reason I need to tell you about this book is because in time I want to tell you about another. You see, EXODUS is the first in the Sea Isles Series, a trilogy and I’d like to tell you about the second book, the sequel.

However, first I must give you some background on EXODUS. I need to, so that when I tell you about the sequel, you’ll be able to keep up. Now EXODUS (available at Amazon.com) is about a sultry woman who, like some women, would like to get married. Her name is Aqua–you’ll need to read the story to find out why–and she has  been involved for years with the owner of a posh supper club. This man, Dyson, does not want marriage. Yet he proposes–that Aqua should fill in at his club, for his absentee hostess.

Well! Doesn’t that just beat all? Anyway, Aqua is insulted. Yet after a bit she is compelled to ‘help Dyson out.’  And in doing so, she winds up meeting another… Latin businessman Noel cannot keep his eyes from straying, time and again, back to Aqua. Believing she is actually the supper club’s hostess, he converses with her. Unbeknown, Dyson is in his office, watching the exchange on one of many monitors.

Now, I’m giving you facts on this story, so I can eventually get around to letting you know about the sequel that I happen to be excited about. It will be released this year. I will tell you more about EXODUS, to get you up to speed, but never fear, I will only give you so much. And I have to tell you, if you don’t check it out, you will simply have missed one great read!

To finish what we’ve started, I’ll have to get back with you–I’ve gotta run. Therefore, stay tuned my friends. Enjoy the rest of your day and I’ll see you back in a while.

April

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