Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Promo Post & Giveaway with Xavier Axelson

Title: Earthly Concerns
Author: Xavier Axelson
Genre: Fiction, Paranormal, Horror, Romance, Erotica, Male/Male
Publisher: Seventh Window Publications
Words: 25,454

Purchase Link: Seventh Window

Book Description:
Between love and loss, there is obligation… 

 It was a peaceful night when Barrett and his daughter were driving home… then something happened. Something sinister.

Between shadow and light, there is uncertainty… 

Now the only person Barrett can turn to for help is Anson, a man gifted with psychic abilities beyond reason. But Anson is also his ex-boyfriend, a man whose heart he’d already broken.

 If you can see, you have to help. 

As Anson delves deeper into the circumstances surrounding Barrett’s accident, he begins to realize that he’s not only in a race against time, but in a battle against his own broken heart and the terrifying understanding that whatever has taken Barrett’s child is a force of evil beyond anything either man has ever encountered.

And between decision and consequences, there are… Earthly Concerns

How could I just go over, and if I did, would I just be stumbling back into the pit of snakes I had just narrowly escaped the first time? I thought this and a hundred other dangerous thoughts until I saw him begin to stand up. I waved him down, then went over and sat down.

Apparently, I thought the best course of action was to dive right in, avoid any further uncomfortable thoughts from belching up from the cesspool that I was creating in my skull. 

“Tell me everything,” I blurted, trying to avoid looking into his eyes.

“You look good, all hot and cute,” he said, trying to maintain his smile, but the weight of his sadness was too intense. Instead, he managed a pained grimace. 

“Thanks.” I wanted to say more, return the compliment, but found I couldn’t; he was a keen listener and would be able to detect any false sentiment I might throw out. I stared down at the menu and tried to ignore my heart, which had once again taken up its incessant thrumming. 

“Thanks for coming,” he said. 

I didn’t look up, but could feel him staring at me. 

When the waitress came over, we ordered. Without the menu to stare at, I looked up and past him. 

“Anson.” He said my name like it was some sort of invocation. 

Did he believe he was dreaming? I could only imagine the nightmare of not knowing where your child is and if she would ever come back. 

“Tell me everything,” I repeated, my voice steady. I lowered my eyes and faced him; and seeing his sadness, I swallowed hard. 

“It’s unreal,” he said, this time looking away from me, his eyes glistening. “I’m not sure I know what’s happened.” 

The waitress arrived with two small cups of clear broth with some vegetables in them and refilled our waters. 

“I’m sorry,” I said, my eyes riveted on him. I couldn’t believe I was sitting across from him in the same place I had met him once before; the day he wanted to return a t-shirt I had left at his place after one of our interludes. 

Even now, looking beaten and tormented, the man somehow managed to provoke me in ways other men hadn’t. I saw him as beautiful and felt my stomach lurch. I looked at his brown eyes that I remembered looking gold in the sun, and his oddly handsome face. Not a traditionally good looking face, but handsome in a bookish, learned way. I felt my body begin to respond. 

About the Author

Xavier Axelson is a writer and columnist living in Los Angeles.  His columns include interviews with counterculture celebrities, artisans, singers, writers, performance artists, politicians, and activists.  While his writing has been called, “raw, dirty, and absolutely beautiful,” Xavier hopes to push boundaries of what is expected in the M/M erotic genres.
Where to Find Xavier Axelson Facebook, Twitter, Examiner & Website

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  • Contest ends Monday April 2nd at 11:59PM EST


  1. Sounds amazing - I LOVE Xavier's work - please count me in! :)

    1. Ooh, and email is: albrookeATmeDOTcom :))

    2. lol! No worries I got your email in my book of contacts.

  2. This sounds really good. Count me in, please. Thanks!


  3. Neat. I love Fantastical M/M stories. thanks for the giveaway!

    nayjf at yahoo dot com

  4. Ugh, I'm terrible with horror, but I'd like to give it a go anyway ;)


    eripike at gmail dot com

  5. Count me in, too, please. Thanks for the giveaway!


  6. Count me in on the comp please


  7. Hello Xavier,

    Thank you to Pants Off Reviews for hosting Xavier Axelson on his "Earthly Concerns" Tour...& Thank you Xavier for taking the time out of your busy day to spend with Us sharing about yourself & your new release.

    My favorite Genre of reading is Male/Male Erotic Fiction, especially the sub-genre of Paranormal Romance & with your current release, we get an addded twist of Horror. Wow, what more could a M/M Erotica Fan ask for...Hmmmm a copy of "Earthly Concerns" release. LOL This sounds like a Darkly Intriguing Read & your Cover Art definitely catches a Reader to want More!.

    I would very much appreciate an opportunity to be considered in your giveaway for a chance to win your new release, "Earthly Concerns".

    Take Care & Have a Great Weekend,
    PaParanormalFan (Renee’ S.)


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