Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Ambushing Malachi by Electra Gajdos!!


Ambushing Malachi

Wolvens, Eastern Province 

Book One

Electra Gajdos

Genre: Paranormal Sci-Fi Romance

 

Publisher: Electra Gajdos

 

Date of Publication: December 29, 2015

 

ASIN: B019YRTR94

 

Number of pages: 118 pages

Word Count: 35,640 words

 

Cover Artist: Jay Aheer

 

Book Description: 

 

An unexpected kiss starts a chain of events that will change his life… 

 

Malachi Keen’s frustration grows as he hunts for his sister, Kiara. The search leads him to more trouble than just an irritating sibling when he finds himself in the embrace of a tantalizing stranger. What turns out to be a chance encounter will change his life forever. 

 

Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven. To pay up, she must complete what she thought would be a simple task – retrieve some stolen data. The situation quickly becomes complicated and she is forced to use a handsome, unsuspecting stranger. 

 

Malachi realizes that not everything is what it seems; unknown enemies and a beautiful female determined to escape him was not in his plans for the day. His plans change when danger surrounds Jez. There is only one male that is allowed to hunt the woman who ambushed him with a kiss – him!

 

Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/dY-W2L4Vlms

 

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My Review 
Well I totally loved this one!! It's not your typical shifter story. Malachai is such a geek!! Ok well a totally hot skilled fighter geek. He's all about his science and building weapons to keep his family safe. It starts with him rescuing a girl, so he's not a weeny hahaha but he finds the kidnapped victim and then forgets his sister because he's playing with his toys! Lol but really by toys I mean powerful weapons. But when he goes to pick up his forgotten sister, she gives a hard time and he serendipitously meets his mate- who kisses him, drugs him, and runs away. In her defense, the drugs weren't for him lol. And that's how we meet Jez! I loved her!! She was supposed to be this simple girl, who had a big heart, which got her in a pickle and when someone saves her, she vows to owe them a life debt. Well they've called in their debt and she is undercover in the scariest dude's mansion pretending to be his mate to find dirt on him so the good guys can fix the problem. But her problem is if he doesn't kill her, she'll wish she was dead because this guy is creepy and scary!! 
I loved them because neither was prepared for a mate nor the timing! She just wants to go home and be safe, he just wants to pick up his sister and build weapons to keep other safe. They end up saving a lot of people together and find a great happiness for the future with each other as well! I also loved the sibling interactions which are just funny! And the bad guy, well damn, but this author blew me out the water with how fantastically complex she made him!! Be prepared to be wowed with that aspect! And I can't wait to see Kiara's turn in the next book! The world building was great and how the altered genetics were done is pretty cool!! Over all I loved this book so I can't wait for book two!! 5 PAWS!! 

Author Interview 

First, tell me a little about your book J….

Ambushing Malachi…

Malachi Keen is a powerful and aggressive genetically alteredhalf-human and half-wolf weapons designer on his planet, Valkas. When one of the weapons he invented is unable to get a job done, it put his reputation on the line. As a Lone Wolf whodoesn’t play by any rules but his own, he takes matters into his owns hands and rescues the kidnapped female himself.  Malachi’s ego and pride gets in the way when he forgets to pick up his sister, Kiara. 

On his way to retrieve to his sister, Malachi’s world changes when he is ambushed with a kiss by a mysterious female, who is his mate. Their first kiss leaves him drugged and knocked out,lying on the floor.  

Jez Baldovino owes a life debt to an influential Wolven, who saved her life. The tasks she was given to pay back her life debt sounded simple enoughget close to the Alpha of the Northern Province and steal the data needed.  Except she’s not the seducing kind or the spying type. Nothing has gone right, and now she’s on the run. Jez does the only thing she can think of when she sees a very large, grey-eyed Wolven coming in her direction; she kisses him and hides a silver bracelet in his pocket. 

When the Wolven cashed in his debt, she had no clue she’d help uncover a group of alphas that seek to repeat history by evolving the genetically altered Wolvens into a race of shifters, become mated, and meet a new alien race. 

But the dangers doesn’t end, and Malachi has a few problems to overcome like deal with a psychopath Alpha, who is holding his sister hostage for the return of Jez and the stolen data, and he must make a deal with a rebel leader to help him get them both back.


Do you recall how your interest in writing originated or did you always just know?

My writing originated when a school counselor encouraged me to write to cope with my damagedchildhood. Even though I struggled with multiple learning disabilities, it felt so natural to create a loving, happy, safe world I could hide in. My writing fell at the wayside around high school graduation, and then college, marriage, and kids all took over. It wasn’t until the death of my little brother, Shawn, who died in Iraq, did I start writing again. The pain was so great. I didn’t know how to deal with his loss, and kept it all in internally. One night, Shawn came and visited me in my dreams. He told me to write, to cope, and to follow my childhood dreams to become an author. Each night I work to complete that dream. It has been the best therapy for me. 

 

What inspired you to write your first book and what was it?

 

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?

Absolutely! If a writer or story teller doesn’t put a part of them themselves, their experiences, or relationships into their books, it takes away from the characters and the book as a whole. I would compare a book written without an author’s experiences, to a zombie; a body is there, but the mind and soul is missing. 

In Ambushing Malachi, Malachi and Jez’s fast-paced relationship is based on my relationship with my husband. My husband and I had been friends for years, but not romantically involved—not even once! One night he called and said he wanted to hang out with me. The same night he told me he wanted me to be his forever. Six months later, we were married, and 15 years later I am still happily married to the same man.  

 

How do you choose when/which characters die in your books? 

I love this question! When it comes to characters, I’m very fond of all of them—even the villains, and want to save them and turn them back for the force of good. So any time I become too attached to a villain, I get rid of them. That’s what happened to Pratt in Ambushing Malachi. I wanted to find cure for his mental illness. As sad as it is, and from my own personal experiences, medications and psychotherapy can’t heal everyone, and had to let Pratt go. 


Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?

Libby Sinclair, and her book, Deadlock. You know the author is good when you get miffed they didn’t make the book longer, and you wanted more.  


Who do you look up to as a writer?

I have so many, I would say my top four are Mikayla Lane, S.E. Smith, Susan Bliler, and Hazel Gower. The list is huge.     

If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your book?

Yes, I would add a scene that came to me after the book was published. Jez, my heroine, sees an older woman scrambling to pick up the spilled contents from her purse on the ground. Being the sweet person Jez is, she helps the poor woman put some of the items into another larger bag. This old woman wanted to show her gratitude to Jez, so she gives her the purse with a few of its original contents as gift for helping. What a nice ladyexcept Jez lands herself in a cell for stealing the purse and money in it and then ends up having to explain to Malachi why he is bailing her outof jail


Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

OMG, grammar! I add a comma, the editing program tells me to delete the comma, and the editor puts the coma back. LOL, It’s just a comma for Pete’s sake! 


What book are you reading now? Or what genre?

Chris by Mikayla Lane.


Who designed the cover? And do you help with them? 

Jay’s Cover by Design. The only help I gave was filling out the paper work for the cover. :)


Did you learn anything from writing your books and what was it?

Yes, I don’t need to follow all the writing rules—especially if it takes away from my story and who I want to be as author.


If you could be one of your characters, who would you chose?

Yes, she hasn’t been introduced yet, but she will be in Kiara’s Choice. Her name is Tesla, and she’s a catastrophe. She’s outgoing with an amazing heart, but she’s a little clueless at times and doesn’t have a graceful bone her body. Which is the complete opposite of an introverted personality.  


Are there any books you think some of us should read, just because?

Wow, tough one. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson. Mikayla Lanes First and Second Waves,Susan Bliler Skin Walkers, the Game Changer by Paula Marinaro. 


Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

I would love to hear from them and get to know them. They can email me at electra@electragajdos.com or visit me at Electra Gajdos on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/electra.gajdos

About the Author:

 

Electra Gajdos is from Winnemucca, Nevada and currently lives in West Michigan. She is a wife and the mother of two beautiful genius children. (Maybe not true geniuses, but a mother is always partial to her kids.) She won’t bore you with her childhood love of all things sci-fi and the game of chess. But she will let you know she once called the police to save a man from jumping off a three-story building. What she didn’t know was the man was a mannequin and part of an advertisement. No lie! Thankfully, it gave the police officer a good laugh for the night. This is just one her many good deeds gone wonky, and she looks forward to sharing more of them with you. 

 

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Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Electra-Gajdos/e/B01A2985CS/

 

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ElectraGajdos

 

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3 copies of Ambushing Malachi

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