Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Welcome author Alana Albertson

Welcome author Alana Albertson

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Alana Albertson is the former President of both Romance Writers of Americas’s Young Adult and  Chick Lit chapters and the founder of Academe Advantage, a college admissions & test preparation company. Alana Albertson holds a Masters of Education from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in English from Stanford University. A recovering professional ballroom dancer, Alana currently writes contemporary romance and young adult fiction. She lives in San Diego, California, with her husband, two young sons, and four dogs. When she’s not spending her time needlepointing,  dancing, or saving dogs from high kill shelters through  Pugs N Roses, the rescue she founded, she can be found watching episodes of House Hunters, Homeland, or Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team.

·         Book Title: Invincible

·         Blurb:   I’ll be honest with you—I'm no hero. Sure, the media tries to brand every Navy SEAL as some kind of Batman dressed in cammies. There’s even a line in one of our cadences: Superman is the man of steel, he ain’t no match for Navy SEAL. You've seen the movies—we’re indestructible, invincible, invisible. But that night, the one you read about in the papers … all I really wanted to do was get laid.
One harmless fuck with a CuraƧao whore, no strings attached. I picked her out of a lineup—wild, dark hair, long legs and a crooked smile. After she sucked me off, I relaxed back onto the creaky, cum-stained cot, thankful for the blissful moments she gave me when I actually forgot for a second the faces of my buddies who died because I made the wrong call, the tears of the children I couldn't save, and the eyes of the enemies I slaughtered during their last seconds of life.
But before I left, her hazel eyes peered into my soul. She whispered in a distinct Californian accent, “My name is Annie Hamilton. I'm an American citizen. I was kidnapped from a cruise ship five years ago. You're my last hope. Please save me.”
One desperate plea. This wasn’t a Hollywood blockbuster or a New York Times best-selling thriller. I knew that this time there was no room for excuses, no margin for errors. I had one chance to put on the cape and be her hero.

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Have you ever been having fun on a carefree vacation, or maybe a night out with the girls, and found yourself in danger? Invincible is the story of a beautiful, privileged, college student, Annie Hamilton, who is kidnapped off a cruise ship and forced into sex slavery. When a Navy SEAL hires her to service him, she reveals her identity. Her last hope to be saved. When I'd just graduated from college, my friend and I went to Nice. We were dancing with these Russian men and I hadn't told them that I spoke and understood Russian (I was a professional ballroom dancer so I'd learned the language). After drinks, one of the men said to other that he was going to take us on a boat and rape us! In Russian! I told them off in Russian, the look on their face was incredible. I always wondered what my fate would've been if I hadn't understood them. So have you ever let your guard down and found yourself in a dangerous situation?

·         GIVEAWAY INFORMATION - an Invincible ebook - avail international - also $10 amazon gift card,


  1. I've seen it happen, but never to me. Can't wait to read your book. I hope I win.

    1. Hi Cindy. I'm going to have my Kindle busting at the seams after meeting all the the great authors today. Sorry it's been quiet on the comments, but the page hits have been quite good. I hope everyone is finding new authors to read today. I am.

  2. Alana, I to this day wonder how I made it out of my twenties. I did so many stupid things, and I was lucky to never have gotten in such a dangerous position, though only by the skin of my teeth.
    Thanks for joining us.

  3. That's a wild story Alana, oh my gosh. (Both your book and your post.) I am far too cautious, I have to say. Your book sounds great.

  4. Goodness, what a close call! Your book sounds intriguing!

  5. What a scary situation! I'm glad you turned your close call into a story so that others can have it in the back of their head when they're out.

  6. Book sounds fascinating!
    I did have an encounter a few years ago when I married the dipwad ex who moved me to Kansas City from Dallas, into a really bad part of town...and was out of town working 3 weeks of every month (a good thing, as it turned out; otherwise, I would have to kill him). But in the early months, three men tried to break into the apartment when I was alone with my two small dogs. Fortunately, I had the little .22 my daddy gave me, and they suddenly changed their minds when I pointed it at them!

  7. Wow, that sounds like a great book!

  8. Hi All! Thank you for stopping by and thank you Jamie for having me. Sally - so glad you had a gun! That's so scary.