Wednesday, November 28, 2007


I'm getting all sorts of reader mail from people who are annoyed that Quinn is a vampire - she is totally NOT a vampire!! The blood bond is only the first step toward that process. So if you were worried - rest assured!

Oh, and you're going to find out something very surprising about the Atlantean priesthood in Justice's book.
Alyssa, diving back into the book

Monday, November 19, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

If you're here in the U.S. and happy holiday shopping season if you're not. I have so many things for which to be thankful, it's going to be a long list on Thursday. And you, my readers, are going to be way way high up on that list!!

I'm going under for the next couple of weeks to finish the book, so wish me luck!!

Sunday, November 18, 2007


If you're in the mood for nonstop ego stroking, check out this horoscope site. LOL. It doesn't mention the downside of my Scorpio-isms, like the fly-off-the-handle anger, inability to remain calm and Zen for more than 30 minutes at a time, seriously addictive personality . . . did I mention the always-empty bowl of peanut M&Ms on my desk?? Although it does say "The Addict" - hmm. Cue Twilight Zone music. And who wouldn't mind being called extremely adorable?? lololol.

Friday, November 16, 2007

I like Chuck!

And, seriously, any show with Jayne from Firefly, the ever-hilarious Adam Baldwin, had me at "Let's be bad guys." heh.

So my friend Barb aka Caridad Ferrer told me about a fab organization called Clothes off our Backs, that makes good uses of all those celebrity cast-offs and goody bag loot. (There's a great NY Times article, quoting Barb, who wore an Oscar dress to win the RITA, here).

And I peeked over to take a look, natch. Now the girls have not fit in a size 34B since junior high, because I have my Italian-Irish curves, so the corset auction was out. But I surfed around a little, and there was Chuck. The adorable Zachary Levi, to be precise, who is totally a cutie but somehow manages to pull off the role of a total nerd, in spite of the muscles. Hee.

So I had to bid. On the pink boxing glove, which of course I need like, well, like . . . okay. I totally don't need it. But it was my birthday and, well, I won. So coming soon to a place of honor in my office: a pink boxing glove autographed by Chuck. I'll probably display it next to the 3 foot tall horse statue (see above re: things I never really NEEDED).

Anybody else a Chuck fan? A Jayne fan? Going to see the magic toy store movie this weekend from sheer child-sized person pressure?

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Me and Stephen King!!!!!


So it has been a crazy, happy, floating on air kind of week here (other than the hideous root canal, but we won't go there).

ATLANTIS AWAKENING has been blasting its way up all the bestseller lists and it even broke into the Top 100 at the USA Today bestseller list at 97!!!!!

..> 97. Atlantis Awakening
Alyssa Day, Berkley
Romance: Warrior tries to resist the beauty chose to work with him (F) (P) $6.99
..> Weeks in Top 150: 1 Last week: -- Entered Top 150: 11/15/2007 Peak: 97

To put this in perspective, guess who was at 97 last week?? That would be my childhood HERO, STEPHEN FREAKING KING!!!!!!!! (With THE MIST, his movie tie-in book)

The USA Today bestseller list tracks all genres of books, so fiction, nonfiction, children's books, you name it - it's all on there. And my little second book in my series broke into the top 100 - even though the holiday books all started hitting the shelves November 1st!!

The bottom line here? It's all about YOU. My wonderful, brilliant, kind (and surely gorgeous) readers, who remembered me from 8 loooong months ago or took a chance for the first time. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

And as a true gesture of my appreciation?? You asked for him -- you're going to get him. Alaric's book. No making you wait years - Alaric will be in stores near you in early 2009!!!!! (trust me, in publishing terms, that's like the day after tomorrow)

I ADORE you. Thank you!! I'm drinking a champagne toast to you all.



Wednesday, November 14, 2007


Wow!! I love Boston!! I had the BEST time in Marlborough on Thursday. First the lovely Carla Victor and friends Steff and Liz picked me up at the airport and gave me a tour - so so SO beautiful. I can't believe it took me so long to get to Boston! I'm definitely going back for a family vacation.

They took me out to the Longfellow Grist Mill:

And we had a lovely dinner and then a very fun booksigning and chat.

Then I had a terrific time catching up with friends in Boston, and flew home Friday for a birthday celebration. Thank you again, Marlborough Borders Books & Music paranormal book club!! You ROCK!!!

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

A fan girl squee moment!!

Amanda Tapping just friended me on MySpace. I've loved her forever and ever on SG-1 and now on SG Atlantis. SHE friended ME. Seriously. I may be too overwhelmed to do anything useful today, just basking in the awesomeness that is Colonel Carter. (yes, I realize it's probably her 4th assistant from the left who does this sort of thing, but allow me my basking, 'kay? LOL)

And she's totally cute with long hair this season, isn't she?

In book news, THANK YOU SO MUCH to those of you who rushed out on release day to find ATLANTIS AWAKENING!! And thank you for badgering those bookstore clerks to unpack it if you didn't find it on shelves!! I LOVE my readers!!

Monday, November 05, 2007

It's HERE!!!

Buy the book at Borders or Waldenbooks stores!!
Buy the book at Barnes & Noble!!
Buy the book at Amazon!!

Release day for Atlantis Awakening is officially here tomorrow, but the sightings are pouring in fast and furiously!!!

Read the book that NY Times bestselling author said was filled with "Pulse-pounding action . . . heart-stopping romance!"

After ATLANTIS RISING, the first book in the Warriors of Poseidon series, blasted through the bestseller lists, then readers flocked to read Bastien's story in the anthology WILD THING, the hotly anticipated next book in the USA Today bestselling series is finally here!

Here's the blurb:

To rescue the world from an overwhelming evil, Poseidon’s warriors have risen from Atlantis. Chief among them is Ven, serving as the King’s Vengeance by birthright and by battle challenge. None can conquer him—except perhaps for one human female….
The Warrior…Ven’s mind is filled with duty. He must serve as Atlantean liaison to the humans in a war waged against the vampires. A sword is his weapon—not diplomacy. But on a mission to recover the Nereid’s heart—a ruby of immense power—it will take every ounce of strength he possesses to resist the sexual allure of the beautiful witch chosen to work with him.

And the Witch…Erin's heart is filled with vengeance. She lives only for the chance at revenge against those who murdered her family. Now she must partner with a legendary Atlantean warrior whose dark desire threatens to crash through the barriers built around her emotions—and her heart. Caught in the trap of shifting alliances, how long can Ven and Erin resist their awakening passion?

Dark forces beware: Atlantis is awakening.

Thank you for coming along with me on the adventure!! Please visit me at my website for excerpts, downloadable screensavers, and more! In the next couple of months, I'll be posting a free short story about how the Warriors of Poseidon began -- only for members!!

Plus I'll post interviews with each of the warriors and have an Encyclopedia Atlantean with opportunities for readers to win prizes by contributing!

Please forward this message anywhere readers may congregate, and thanks again for joining me on this wonderful journey.



Saturday, November 03, 2007

A new review!!

Only three days till release!! And the fabulous reviews are still pouring in!

>>ATLANTIS AWAKENING is a whirlwind adventure from beginning to end. Ven has always known what his duties are and where his loyalty lay. Meeting Erin and falling in love were not in his plans. Erin has learned to seal off her emotions in her single-minded pursuit of revenge. Ven has the ability to make her open herself up emotionally. And she is more terrified of that than her enemies. Vibrant writing, strong characters, and non-stop action fuel the passion between Erin and Ven. Intimacy and romance are as intense as the battles they fight. Threads from previous and future stories are deftly woven in, but this tale stands alone well. I highly recommend ATLANTIS AWAKENING, another winner in this powerhouse series.

--Jennell, Romance Reviews Today

Friday, November 02, 2007

It's always when I'm on deadline . . .

I think it must be a law of the universe that everything stressful or difficult or just plain annoying happens to me when I'm on deadline. For example, yesterday, when I bit into a pretzel and felt something hinky happen in the back of my mouth.

Guess what? one of my top back teeth snapped nearly in half! One emergency trip to the dentist later (and Dr. Flynn and his staff are BRILLIANT - if you have to break a tooth, fly down to Florida and do it here), I am the sore-jawed possessor of a temporary crown and an appt. for the permanent one to be affixed.

On November 15th.

My deadline is the 26th.


In other, and much more fun news, here is what's happening this coming week (release week!!):

First, if you love your futuristic romance hot and steamy, check out my friend Colby Hodge's new release STAR SHADOWS!! The latest in her Star series is a definite keeper!

Tomorrow, if you're anywhere near Orlando, stop by HERE and join me and several other wonderful authors for a holiday booksigning from 2-5.

On Monday the 5th, I'm the guest blogger at Fresh Fiction, so stop by and talk about characters running wild with me. There's a rumor that an autographed copy or two of ATLANTIS RISING will be offered . . .

Tuesday is RELEASE DAY!!! ATLANTIS AWAKENING will finally be in stores!!! I can't wait to hear what you think about it!!

And Thursday the 8th, join me near Boston at my fabulous RELEASE PARTY at Borders Books in Marlborough!!

After the signing, I'm having a sleepover with my dear friend Suz Brockmann, whose new book hit stores this week. Trust me, you'll want to pick up a copy of ALL THROUGH THE NIGHT - Jules finally ties the knot!!

And, last but not least, Friday the 9th is my birthday, so wherever you are that day, please eat a piece of cake for me!!