Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Giveaway: Dark Edge of Honor by Aleksandr Voinov and Rhianon Etzweiler

*screams* OMGOMGOMGOMG 5 DAYS LEFT!  5 days left! 5 DAYS LEFT!!!!

Um.... *clears throat* ... What I mean is...

5 days from now, or rather, 4 days and... 20 hours... ish... is the release of the uber- awesomeness that is... Dark Edge of Honor by Aleksandr Voinov and Rhianon Etzweiler. And I, am only getting more and more excited with every tick of that countdown timer over there on the sidebar. And I, plan to celebrate that jewel.

That bad boy is totally celebration worthy. Oh yeah, oh yeah. 

To kick everything off, a giveaway.  Aleksandr and Rhianon will be giving away an ebook copy of that jewel.  To enter, leave your comment here, with your email address, and we'll be picking a winner at random Sunday night, August 14th.  I'll announce the winner on Monday the 15th, release day.

As for the rest of my little party here, you can expect to see all kinds of exclusive content, it'll play out like this...

Wednesday:  Giveaway
Thursday:  Special Mike vignette #1
Friday:  Character pics of Mike and Sergei
Saturday & Sunday:  WillyNilly.  Could be an exclusive excerpt, could be soliderporn, it'll be a surprise.
Monday:  Release day, winner announcement and my review
Tuesday: Special Mike vignette #2
Wednesday:  Interview with Aleks and Rhi part 1
Thursday:  Interview with Aleks and Rhi part 2
Friday: Special Mike vignette #3 

Phew, that's a lot of special goodies. heehee, aweS000ME (<--sings that part)

I'll link them here as I go, and over there on the sidebar as well.  For now, let's lick Sergei's neck... um... I mean, stare at the cover... uh, wait... I mean... play giveaway :D  Yeah, that's what I mean.  *whispers* ok, I really mean all those things. :D

'k, ready, set... let's play giveaway!

Dark Edge of Honor by Aleksandr Voinov & Rhianon Etzweiler

Release Date:  August 15, 2011
Publisher:  Carina Press
Length: Novel
Genre:  M/M

Blurb:  Sergei Stolkov is a faithful officer, though his deepest desires go against the Doctrine. A captain with the invading Coalition forces, he believes that self-sacrifice is the most heroic act and his own needs are only valid if they serve the state.

Mike, an operative planted within Cirokko's rebels, has been ordered to seduce Sergei and pry from him the Coalition's military secrets. His mission is a success, but as he captures Sergei's heart, Mike is tempted by his own charade and falls in love.

When the hostile natives of the planet Cirokko make their move, all seems lost. Can Mike and Sergei survive when the Coalition's internal affairs division takes an interest in what happened in the dusty mountains of Zasidka Pass...?


Planet Cirokko, mountains outside the planetary capital Rhada Spring

Mike never thought there'd come a day when he'd be thankful for his childhood. He saw much of his home planet—it had been Hades in all but fucking name—in the harsh landscape around him.

The fucking sun, for one. She was a merciless, stone-cold bitch.

"Why couldn't the Doctrine make a grab for something more hospitable? This planet reminds me of holidays at the in-laws."

Mike tugged at the cloth wrapped around his head and barked a laugh. The local dialect didn't sound as strange to his ears as it had six months ago. He and Pat had spoken nothing else from the time Alliance CovOps Command had started planning this operation. Didn't know how long ago that was. Or how long they'd been freezing their nuts off in the mountains. Mike swore his were finally beginning to thaw out. Not that he had any real use for them, currently. Didn't know why he was bothering to complain, even inside his own head. In another couple months, his nuts would be cooking instead.

"There." Pat growled the word and twisted on his side, aiming digital binoculars at a faint smudge on the horizon. The dust plume kicking up into the cloudless sky was unmistakable. "Just what we've been waiting for. If that's not a sizable troop movement, my name is river mud."

"Rivers don't have mud around here, jackass. Just rocks," he muttered, not even moving his lips. Long moments and a few rock bruises later, the plume discharged its source into sight.

"Breaker, breaker, looks like we got ourselves a convoy!"

The sudden injection of Alliance standard, spoken in a heavily accented drawl that reminded him of home, was so disjointed and foreign to Mike's ears that he just shifted his gaze and stared at his fellow CovOp in disbelief.

Thank the gods they were out alone on this little venture. It was rare; usually the local resistance fighters eagerly served as guides. Even something like six months wasn't enough to know this geography as well as the natives. Or eight months. Or however fucking long they'd been here. He'd lost track of when exactly the Doctrine had begun massing troops on the neighboring planet—a sure sign their rhetoric about invading Cirokko would be turned into reality.

At least winter was over now, and for the next month or so they'd be able to feel like semicivilized humans, while green things grew not only in the lowlands but also in the mountains, and it might actually rain. Knowing that the current weather patterns wouldn't last long did nothing for his mood.

Those were infantry transports. Hovercraft variety, most likely. Easier on rough, unpredictable terrain, negating the impact of minefields and booby traps. Cirokko was littered with them, its history rife with sociocultural unrest. And invasion attempts. One thing about Cirokkans—they definitely learned from their past.

"That's a roger on the supply-line route." Mike felt the grin on his face—it was cracking his lips. He took a moment to suck the abused flesh into his mouth, enjoying the painful sting of sweat burning the wound before his saliva washed it away. Sweat was a luxury they'd be doing without before too long. In another couple months, moisture would evaporate before the skin could even register its presence. The metallic tang of blood sang against his taste buds, and he chewed on his tongue to distract himself. "And if that isn't enough good news, I'm seeing what looks like a security detail leading the way."

Pat lowered the flat-black sighting device to share a cheesy, shit-eating grin with Mike. "Boo-yah, baby."


The fine details...
  • Giveaway is for an eBook copy.
  • Open worldwide.
  • Contest closes 9:00PM PST, August 14th, 2011
  • To enter, leave a comment on this post telling me you’d like to be entered in the giveaway.
  • Please include a valid email address or I won’t know where to contact you.
  • Winners will be selected at random using
  • If the chosen winners do not respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be selected.
That's all for me, for now. 

Later taters!


  1. Hi Amara! Your enthusiasm over this book is making me excited all over as well. Please count me in and thank you for hosting! ;)


  2. Oh, pretty please, count me in!!

    tracykitn AT

  3. Wow! Yes please, count me! I love M/M sci-fi and Aleks is a master...


  4. OH yes Please count me in!! Rhianon and Aleks are both Fantasma-awsome People! and I'm sure this book will be nothing less than Fantastic! and I can't wait to read it!

  5. Please, count me in::)

  6. Count me in please. :)


  7. Oh please count me in!

    Jacobjunk at Verizon dot net

  8. Count me in! :)


  9. can't miss the chance.... count me in please :-)

    yoshikittymagu (at)

  10. Please count me in.

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  12. I want.. :P
    With an email addy this time *blush


  13. Romano: Oh yay :D That's awesome. This book is soooo good. Vera. Thanks for visiting the blog. I've got you counted in. :D

    @Tracykitn: Hiya. Gotch'ya down. :)

    @SueM: Hi! You're in. *whispers* yeah he is. And gotta tell ya, just wait until you see Rhi. They made one heck of a team. Rocked it tough.

    @Mia: Heya! Aren't they thou?! Fantasma-awesome indeed. (I'm stealing that one from you btw)

    @Blue smokey: You're in. Thanks for coming by!

    @Midia: You got it. :)

    @Jayhjay: Hiya! I gotch'ya down. :)

    @Jason: Hi there. You got it m'dear.

    @Yoshi: Hiya. Oh yeah, you don't want to miss this one. I've got you counted in too.

    @Natasha: Hi! You're in. :))

    @Casey: Lolol. That made me smile. You're in m'dear. With addy ;)

    Thanks for coming by everyone! Hope you had a great day. :D :D

  14. Yummy! M/M sci-fi....PLEASE count me in! Oh, and I agree with the licking of Sergei's neck (I just don't wanna have to clean my computer screen, lol.
    manning_j2004 at yahoo dot com

  15. Am I too late? Can i still enter... please... please... please... please...

    kleemoon66 @

  16. Oooo, yes please. At the rate I've been reading them, I need free books.


  17. PS - That cover is aMaaazing. <-- sings that part

  18. Boo-yah, baby, count me in for the give-a-way. Can't wait to read it

    loribooklover62 @

  19. @June: LOL I keep having to clean mine. totally worth it. ;)

    K-lee: Hi darlin'. Lolol nope, not to late at all. I gotch'ya down. *whispers* Inorite, that cover is smokin'! I've been drooling on it for months now. NomNom

    @Michael: Lol can't blame you there. This one here, one intense ride too.

    Thanks for coming by to play giveaway guys. Hope you have a great night! :D :D

  20. Count me in please!


  21. Yay, a new Aleksandr Voinov book! Count me in, please :-)

    smaccall AT

  22. Sounds way cool! Count me in!



  23. It's great to see so many people eager to read my and Aleks' book! Thanks for commenting and best of luck on the drawing, too!

  24. Rhianon, I'm looking forward to reading it! (one way or the other...:D)


  25. Congrats on the upcoming book release!! Would love to win a copy..
    msmjb65 AT gmail DOT com

  26. Sue: And I look forward to hearing what you think of it :)

    MJB: Thanks! I'll cross my fingers for you.

  27. I'd love to add this one to my burgeoning collection of Aleks books and I loved love to read Rhi. The best of luck with the book Sounds great!

  28. Your excitement is contagious :) Congratulations! After reading the blurb, I'm looking forward to reading the whole story.


  29. Love the cover :)
    And it's definitely on my wishlist, so, please, count me in :)

  30. Oops! Forgot the email addy ...


  31. I'd like to enter.

    edgein.morgue at

  32. @Piper: Hi darlin'. Gotch'ya counted. :)

    @Bookwyrm: Yay indeed! You're in. :)

    @CC: Gotch'ya down.

    @@Rhi: *waves madly* Hi!!!

    @MJB: Thanks for stopping by. :)

    @Brita: You're going to love it. LOVE. Rhi and Aleks make a helluva team.

    @JB: Awesome, thx! That made me smile. :D

    @Blaine: Isn't that cover just OMNOMNOM? Love it. You're in m'dear. :)

    Thanks everyone for coming to play giveaway. Hope you're all having a great weekend! :D

  33. Include me as well please.

    tattooedraven at gmail dot com

  34. @BookLover62: Boo-yah indeed! You're in m'dear. :)

    @yachay: You're in too :)

    @Raven: Done m'dear.

    Lynn, Chris, Kevin and Tanya...I got your emails as well and you're all entered too. Thanks for getting a hold of me, sorry for the comments being down.

  35. This looks so good! Include me please!

    king3022 @

  36. ~ CLOSED ~

    Congrats Casey Cox! Hope you enjoy the book!

    Thanks everyone for coming to play giveaway with me. :D

  37. ~ CLOSED ~

    Congrats Casey Cox! Hope you enjoy the book!

    Thanks everyone for coming to play giveaway with me. :D

  38. Congrats, Casey!
    And thanks to everyone who entered.
    (Stay tuned for more goodies, though!)



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