Alexander Series, Book 5
Alexander wants to get
through her days doing her job, which is protecting the humans against
myriad of supernatural creatures, known as Others, who exist uneasily
she is unstable and
damaged. She realizes how broken she is even as she continues to submit
to the unspeakable
things her lover does to her, craving desperately the strange peace she
in the aftermath.
she discovers things are
not as they seem and a faceless human is torturing the supernatural
her city, she and her crew must break the rules and begin to protect
from the humans.
as the darkness inside her
becomes stronger and she ends up on the wrong side of a battle she must
lose, who will save Rune from herself?
and the crew–some of them
a little healthier, some of them a little more battered–take on new
and unbelievable surprises in Blood and Bite.
Rune is keeping her
promise to Ellis and trying to get her mind fixed, the berserker goes
take care of some business–mysterious business he doesn’t share with
he brings back with him
knocks the wind out of Rune and makes her question everything she
knew about Strad Matheson.
the worst is yet to come.
a mad vampire master she
must destroy, a child she must save, and unimaginable screams from a
has to ignore, Rune has her hands full. But there is always something
terrible waiting in River County–waiting, it seems, just for her.
just when she thinks
she can’t possibly handle one more terrible thing, she discovers a
truth about herself, her blood, and her bite.
baby necromancer calls her
mother from the grave, starting a zombie infestation Rune and the crew
prepared to handle.
as always, they jump
headlong into battle–a battle that will lead into some of the darkest
of Rune’s life. Moments that will shatter her tenuous grip on sanity
her long for the man whose abuse allowed her to function.
when she falls, the
berserker is there to catch her. To bring her back. To give her what
zombies are just the
beginning. Worse even than the zombies is what comes after–a nightmare
named Damascus, a horrific decision, and death.
she is given another jagged
piece to the puzzle of her past, Rune knows that despite its best
life doesn’t have the ability to destroy her–though she offers it all
it might need.
Strad Matheson and the
crew behind her, Rune will stride through hell, horror, and the
despair of her own mind to show the monsters why Shiv Crew is the
group of warriors they will ever face…
murders begin to pop
up in River County, and Rune is introduced to the bird shifters–to one
particular, a woman named Cree Stark.
she gets a whiff of the
shifters’ scents where COS had been executing a grisly sacrifice, Rune
to suspect the birds know more about the slayers–and the twins–than
willing to admit.
is more important to
Shiv Crew than finding Levi and Denim, but when Lex psychically
the twins, it isn’t good news she brings back.
always, COS is at the center
of it all.
world is beginning to look
at the church differently, thanks to the tireless work of Bill Rice and
like him. The humans’ acceptance is turning to fear.
what people fear, they
the slayers are planning
next will either finish them for good or give them everything they’ve
wanted–Karin Love and unchallenged power.
and the crew race against
time to save River County from the biggest monster they’ve faced yet.
fail, the church will be closer than ever to their dream of creating an
Obsidian Wings, Rune hides a
devastating physical weakness, makes an important choice in her love
gains a new understanding that will help her face the future.
matter what happens, their
world is changing. The crew is growing. And so is Rune Alexander.
in Ohio and I write urban fantasy. Laken Cane is a new pseudonym for
write erotic paranormal romance for publishers like Loose Id, Ellora’s
and Liquid Silver Books under a different pen name.
Crew is my first book as Laken, and I’ve never been as satisfied
writing as I
am with this series. I have a sort of end game planned for the crew,
but I have
no idea how many books it will take to get there. I’m having too much
them to think about ending them!
have plans to bring in a new character for one book, just so she can
get her own series when (or maybe before) the Rune Alexander series
That’s the plan.
writing–when I have time to do something other than write or read–I
heck out of my Playstation 4, my Nintendo 3DS XL, and occasionally I
to play my Xbox 360 or Wii U. Yes. I have a sickness.
drink coffee. Lots and lots of coffee. But I have been trying to dilute
that coffee with some green tea. Decaf green tea. That makes up for all
caffeinated black coffee, right? Yeah. That’s what I thought.
quirks do I have? Hmmm. The word “quirks” makes it sound so cute. I
don’t swallow pills. I chew them. Yes, I chew them. Tylenol, vitamins,
matter. Even if I crush it and put it in ice cream first, I still chew.
ice cream. For some reason, people seem to think that’s weird. I don’t
my favorite authors is Stephen King. That man can tell a story.
obsessed with vanilla bean lotion from Bath and Body Works, journals,
blankets, and ink pens. And electronics, coffee, and books. And pizza.
candy that has peanut butter in it.
something of a hermit, but I don’t feel that makes me weird. I don’t
sun on my face and I can’t stand the scent of garlic. Maybe I’m part
Maybe. Quirky. Just quirky.
and bugs are two things I don’t like. At all. I always have a
and I scream when I see bugs. I’ve been known to set off the security
when I spotted a spricket in my house. Shudder.
little about my past: I grew up in the country with six siblings. We
church. A lot. Pentecostal. There were nightly episodes of speaking in
singing and dancing, and the casting out of demons. As a child, I
sure if those demons were going to leave their hosts and set up
inside me, so that made for plenty of nightmares!
no TV for much of my childhood. Books were everything to me. I was only
certain books, so the others–the good ones–I had to sneak and read. I
lot of sneaking! I read everything I could get my hands on. Didn’t
it was, I’d read it. I was not a fan of school.
was very small, my main goal was to grow up and eat all the ice cream
sandwiches and potato chips I could hold.
grew up and decided they had too many calories. Sigh.
lucky enough to be a mother to two truly amazing children, a son and a
daughter. My little girl was born with a variety of severe health
on a bleak December day in 2009, I lost her.
lefty. I’m a pretty terrible driver–possibly because I get lost in
and stories and forget I’m driving. I’m very short. I can’t sleep