he made a dangerous bargain #Paranormal #NA #LGBTTQ @AideeLadnier @GoddessFish

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Hey folks! Today I’m happy to introduce you to Aidee Ladnier and her story The Moonlight Market!

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Aidee Ladnier, an award-winning author of speculative fiction, began writing at twelve years old but took a hiatus to be a magician’s assistant, ride in hot air balloons, produce independent movies, collect interesting shoes, and amass a secret file with the CIA. A lover of genre fiction, it has been a lifelong dream of Aidee’s to write both romance and erotica with a little science-fiction, fantasy, mystery, or the paranormal thrown in to add a zing.

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I asked Aidee Ladnier, “What is the best and most rewarding thing you find about being a writer?” and here is the response.

There are so many rewarding things about being a writer. For one, I get to tell stories and share them with readers. This is huge! I can’t tell you what a tremendous honor it is that there are readers who want to get to know my characters and the places where they live, to become invested in their fictional lives. My heart goes pitter-pat every time I receive a review or a message from a fan. Keep those coming!

As a writer, I’m allowed to dream up marvelous places and visit people that are literally out of this world! I write science fiction and fantasy so my book settings are off the beaten path, either in the future or perpendicular to our own regular world. As a little girl I used to dream of going to all the magical places in my favorite books: Tolkien’s Shire, Bujold’s Barrayar, or even Lewis’s Narnia. I spent so many summers wishing as hard as I could, eyes scrunched closed only to open them and find myself still in my own backyard. I realized I had to create my own magical place and my first short story I wrote when I was twelve led me there. It was a wild multi-planet chase for a kidnapped princess and I still have the homemade book, bound with yarn, in a drawer in my house.

I also love opening my imagination and seeing fully fleshed characters emerge. It’s amazing meeting these fictional people with flaws and hopes and dreams and watching their adventures end up on the page faster than my fingers can type. They continually surprise me. I often write about characters on the LGBTQIA spectrum. It’s important that readers see characters like this and become accustomed to viewing them as often as heterosexual characters. I think it’s important that we realize that people of all ethnicities, orientations, and genders are all around us. LGBTQIA fiction was absent or closeted for centuries and it’s time for it to be brought into the light with the rest of literature.

I love begin a writer. It feeds my soul, keeps my creativity flowing, exercises my mind and my heart. I can’t imagine not being a writer. 🙂

Thank you so much for hosting me today, Jacey!

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College senior Cory Long tracked his missing sister to the magical Moonlight Market to bring her home. Instead, he found a disorienting world of performers and hawkers, bizarre sights and sounds, and one very familiar showman, Sanderson Beets. Like a drowning man, he latched onto Sanderson, trusting him to navigate the twists and turns of the Market as unerringly as he had steered Cory to passion in their furtive trysts on campus.

But Sanderson was tired of being the quickie in the alley.

Sanderson Beets had escaped the Moonlight Market to attend college, hoping to settle into a normal life, maybe meet someone and fall in love. To obtain that new life he made a dangerous bargain. And when the sinister woman known as the Weaver of Dreams is involved, second chances always come with strings attached…and sacrifices. Sanderson’s debt has come due, and the only payment he has to offer is Cory, and their chance at a relationship.

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“Cory?”

He swiveled to see Sanderson leaning out of the main office of the Center. “Is there something I can help you with?”

Cory felt tongue-tied for a moment. He stepped back, and the pins on the corkboard stabbed into his spine. Sanderson would be here. Of course he would—he was a center volunteer. Here to witness Cory at his most vulnerable. That was pretty much the only time they interacted. Ever since the Meet and Greet and the abortive drink at the bar, Cory had gone out of his way to avoid seeing Sanderson. There was only so much self-loathing and want Cory could stomach in himself. And he didn’t want it on display to someone as nice as Sanderson had been to him.

But he remembered their first time and the flyer Sanderson had ripped to give him his number. Could it be the same one Cory was looking for?

“Hi…um, I was looking for a flyer I thought I saw up here.” He pointed to the bulletin board. “It was yellow?”

Sanderson gave the board a once-over and shook his head. “Looks like someone snatched it. I know the one you’re talking about. I’ve got more.”

Sanderson jogged back to the desk, and Cory trailed after him. He bent down to his backpack, affording Cory another eyeful of muscular ass. The barest strip of pale skin showed between the hem of Sanderson’s T-shirt and the belted waist of his jeans. Below it, his hips rounded into a tempting curve. Cory clenched his fist, pushing back the yearning to crowd close behind Sanderson, push him to his knees, and let his fingers delve under the denim to grasp that curve as he—

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Aidee Ladnier will be awarding $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. CLICK HERE to enter to Win! Readers, follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates and places can be found here: Tour Schedule

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Aidee Ladnier, thank you for stopping by today!

Love & blessings to all! ❤
Jacey

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29 thoughts on “he made a dangerous bargain #Paranormal #NA #LGBTTQ @AideeLadnier @GoddessFish

  1. Mary Preston October 17, 2016 at 2:26 AM Reply

    A great cover & blurb.

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:03 PM Reply

      Thank you so much, Mary! The cover was created by Natasha Snow. She has such beautiful covers.

  2. Goddess Fish Promos (@GoddessFish) October 17, 2016 at 4:32 AM Reply

    Thanks for hosting!

  3. Mai Tran October 17, 2016 at 5:11 AM Reply

    If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:19 PM Reply

      Hmmmm. There is the obvious – lose a little weight, maybe be a little taller, or maybe a little more diligent with policing my time on social media. LOL! But really, I think I’d like to be a little more charming and less awkward. I am the typical geek who dresses a little funky, says weird things, and has offbeat hobbies. Just once I’d love to be dressed to the nines and impressive, everyone hanging off my every word. Sigh.

  4. Edgar Gerik October 17, 2016 at 7:52 AM Reply

    Grteat post

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:25 PM Reply

      Thank you, Edgar! Do you have a favorite magical place in a book that you return to again and again?

  5. Eva Millien October 17, 2016 at 10:39 AM Reply

    I enjoyed the excerpt and the guest post, very interesting, sounds like a great book, Good luck with the tour!

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:27 PM Reply

      Thank you so much, Eva! I loved these characters. I’ve actually worked on their story for a few years so it’s great to finally get the story out into the world.

  6. Lisa Brown October 17, 2016 at 1:48 PM Reply

    congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win 🙂

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:28 PM Reply

      Thanks Lisa! Stay tuned for more blog posts on the tour. I tried to make each one a little different. 🙂

  7. Trix October 17, 2016 at 1:50 PM Reply

    I love THE KLOCKWERK KRAKEN, so I’m psyched for this one!

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM Reply

      Yay! Thank you, Trix! I loved THE KLOCKWERK KRAKEN, too. Cory and Sanderson are very different characters but I hope you enjoy their story as well. Less tentacles, more magic. And a longer story!

  8. Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 2:31 PM Reply

    Thank you so much for hosting me today!!!! I’m so sorry I’ve been at a conference this morning, but I will definitely be back to answer questions!!!!

  9. Cali W. October 17, 2016 at 8:25 PM Reply

    Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. 🙂

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:33 PM Reply

      Thanks Cali! Cory just can’t seem to catch a break with Sanderson in this excerpt. Have you ever had a crush on someone and kept seeing them again and again even when you don’t want to? I know I have. LOL!

  10. H.B. October 17, 2016 at 9:49 PM Reply

    I enjoyed the story. Will there be any chance of you writing another story based in the same universe?

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:35 PM Reply

      I’m so glad you like it, H.B.!!! I haven’t really thought about it yet. But it is definitely a possibility. There is so much magic at the Moonlight Market that anything could happen there. And I might be posting some flash fiction from this universe up on my blog during November. Stay tuned!

  11. Nicole Wetherington (@NicoleWethering) October 17, 2016 at 10:30 PM Reply

    Great post!!!

    • Aidee Ladnier October 17, 2016 at 10:40 PM Reply

      Thank you, Nicole! I love writing about characters with hopes, dreams, and bad decision-making skills. LOL! I can’t really throw stones, though. I’ve made a few mistakes in my lifetime, like letting the right one get away. Luckily, I wised up and married him. 😀 Have you ever gotten a do-over on a bad decision?

  12. Nikolina84 October 18, 2016 at 4:00 AM Reply

    I really loved reading the guest post, thank you! 🙂

    • Aidee Ladnier October 18, 2016 at 11:30 PM Reply

      Thank you! I love writing characters that ring true to me, whether they are in college or performing (as I did when I was an assistant in my father’s magic act) .

  13. Victoria October 18, 2016 at 11:25 PM Reply

    Really great excerpt, thanks for sharing!

    • Aidee Ladnier October 18, 2016 at 11:31 PM Reply

      Thanks, Victoria! I like this excerpt, too. Cory is so maddening with his need to deny himself. You just want him to jump Sanderson and get it over with. LOL!

  14. Dario Z October 20, 2016 at 1:17 AM Reply

    Sounds like a great read, hope I’ll have a chance to read it soon!

    • Aidee Ladnier October 21, 2016 at 7:21 PM Reply

      I hope so, Dario! It’s got magic and an evil villain, toymakers and fortune tellers. It’s a story I’ve been wanting to tell for a long time. 🙂

  15. Nikolina84 November 8, 2016 at 3:53 AM Reply

    Shared on Facebook to help spread the word, have a great day! 🙂

    • Aidee November 8, 2016 at 1:31 PM Reply

      Thank you Nikolina!!!!! You are amazing!

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