We’re so pleased to have author Leta Blake stopping by today on the tour for her new release, Alpha Heat, the sequel to Slow Heat. Leta’s chatting a bit about how Xan, a secondary character in Slow Heat, needed his own happily-ever-after. So, enjoy and don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.
Thank you to Lisa and everyone at The Novel Approach for having me today! I’m excited to tell you more about my latest book, Alpha Heat, the sequel to last year’s fan favorite Slow Heat.
When I typed the words THE END on my non-shifter Omegaverse book, Slow Heat, last May, I knew that I simply had to write a book for the character of Xan, the best friend of one of the MCs of Slow Heat. Xan was such a unique character living with so much pain that I knew he absolutely required a happy ending.
Almost immediately the general set up of the book appeared to me and I had a very clear image of the final scene. A sense of certainty about the ending isn’t common for me (other than that it will be happy!) when writing, so that seemed further proof that a book for Xan was meant to be.
Readers obviously shared my concern for Xan and his happiness, because for the rest of the year, even up to the day before Alpha Heat’s release, I received emails, messages, tweets, and comments asking if there was going to be a book for Xan because readers needed to see him happy.
I’m so pleased to now be able to say, “Yes! And here is Xan’s book, written just for you!” It took a long time to finish up, but I’m absolutely thrilled with the final product. The story is exciting, juicy, sexy, full of emotion, and I love it so much! I hope everyone else who wanted to know more about Xan is happy too!
ALSO for those who haven’t read Slow Heat yet, or even those who have, I’m excited to announce that it is now available in audiobook, narrated by the amazing Michael Ferraiuolo! Look for it at most audiobook retail sites!
About the Book
Length: 130,000 words approx.
Cover Design: Dar Albert @ Wicked Strange Designs
Heat of Love Series
Blurb: A desperate young alpha. An older alpha with a hero complex. A forbidden love that can’t be denied.
Young Xan Heelies knows he can never have what he truly wants: a passionate romance and happy-ever-after with another alpha. It’s not only forbidden by the prevailing faith of the land, but such acts are illegal.
Urho Chase is a middle-aged alpha with a heartbreaking past. Careful, controlled, and steadfast, his friends dub him old-fashioned and staid. When Urho discovers a dangerous side to Xan’s life that he never imagined, his world is rocked and he’s consumed by desire. The carefully sewn seams that held him together after the loss of his omega and son come apart—and so does he.
But to love each other and make a life together, Xan and Urho risk utter ruin. With the acceptance and support of Caleb, Xan’s asexual and aromantic omega and dear friend, they must find the strength to embrace danger and build the family they deserve.
This gay romance novel by Leta Blake is the second in the Slow Heat universe. It’s 130,000 words, with a strong happy ending and a well-crafted, non-shifter Omegaverse. It features alphas, betas, omegas, male pregnancy, heat, and knotting. No cheating. Content warning for brief sexual violence.
About the Author
Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake’s educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her day job, her writing, and her family.
Follow the Tour
May 15 – The Novel Approach, OMG Reads
May 19 – Love Bytes, My Fiction Nook, Cupcakes & Bookshelves, Mainely Stories
May 20 – MM Good Book Reviews
May 21 – Making It Happen, Dog-Eared Daydreams
May 22 – Bayou Book Junkie
May 23 – Mirrigold, Bayou Book Junkie, Scattered Thoughts & Rogue Words, Rainbow Gold Reviews, Diverse Reader, Wicked Faerie’s Tales & Reviews, V’s Reads, Oh My Shelves, Lillian Francis, Sexy Erotic Xciting, Kimmer’s Erotic Book Banter, Gay Media Reviews
May 24 – Joyfully Jay