Tuesday, July 17, 2012

The Secret World of Alaina Downs - With a Giveaway!

The Secret World of Alaina Downs
by Rebecca Rynecki

When 22 year old Alaina stumbles into a world that she thought only existed in her mind, she is understandably a little bit freaked out. Who wouldn't be? Characters that she had written down years ago are walking, and talking, and telling her that she is the only one who can save the princess and the kingdom of Isleen. Um...okay. As she travels down to the southern kingdom with Sir Gabriel, a really hot knight, she falls off horses, has an interaction with an evil witch, gets attacked by a sea creature, and even falls from lust into love. (description from

As some of you know I am in a writer's group. This, THIS book is one of my writing partner's first books. So exciting!! Becca worked incredibly hard on this book and having read it several times, I can confidently say that I am super proud to have been a part of her journey to publication.

BUT...on to the book. This book would actually make a really great summer read so it's timely that it's just out now. :)  It has adventure. It has romance. It has, well...a dripping, hot knight with a wicked sense of humor. How can you go wrong?

Fan of Princess Bride? Then you NEED to read this book. It has the same tongue in cheek humor and homage to the fantasy genre. I laughed, I cried a little, then I almost shot tea right out of my nose when the next snarky spot hit.  I loved so much of this book...I kind of wish I'd written it myself! LOL.

Sea monsters
Hot knights
Dragon rides
Spiders in the Loo
Princesses in Comas
One bad-@ss  Baba Yaga

These are just some of the (you don't know it, yet, but...) hilarious things you will find in The Secret World of Alaina Downs. If you would like the chance to find out for yourself, you're in luck. I have a brand-y new published copy of  the book to give away! 

To enter, just leave me a comment with your name and email address. If you want for fun, you could also tell me your favorite fantasy hero... I love to learn about some hotties I may have missed in the past, LOL. You  have until Friday, July 20th to enter.  On Saturday, July 21st I will announce the winner chosen via and they will have until Tues., July  24th to get me their US mailing address so that I can ship  out this fantastic book! 

Good Luck!!  
 Full disclosure: Beta Reader for this book prior to publication


  1. Sounds great! I love The Princess Bride, and it also kind of sounds like Alice in Wonderland a bit. Thanks for the giveaway! tahleen dot ovian at gmail dot com

  2. This sounds like a good one! I'm always on the look out for new authors. I'd love to be entered to win this one. Thanks.

    mlawson17 at hotmail dot com