All the King’s Men release day!


Hello everyone!

Today is an exciting day, because it is the release date for All the King’s Men!



All the King’s Men is now available on the Less than Three Press book market! Check it out!

Also, don’t forget to check out the mini blog hop going on right now for a chance to win a signed copy of All the King’s Men as well as a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three Press book market! All you have to do is comment on one of the blog posts and then enter the Rafflecopter draw. There is a stop on my blog here if you want to enter, and today’s stop is at Hearts on Fire!

All the King’s Men blog hop stop


Hello everyone, and welcome back to the mini blog hop celebrating the release of All the King’s Men, happening tomorrow! I’m glad you could join me today to talk about cyberpunk stories and romance.

My novel is a cyberpunk science fiction romance. I know, it seems like those genres might be at odds with each other, but I wanted to prove that they’re really not.

Science fiction that is cyberpunk usually takes place in cyberspace, a reality of the mind that is connected to other minds or has a theme of technologically enhanced humans. Cyberpunk also usually has a theme of dystopia, in which darker themes are explored, such as government oppression, and what makes a person human. Some other examples of cyberpunk are the movie The Matrix, the novel Neuromancer by William Gibson, the anime Ghost in the Shell and the TV show Dark Angel.

All the King’s Men takes place in the mindnet world of the Cerebrum, a place much like the internet. A person projects their own idea of what they look like using the power of their mind, and they can travel the Cerebrum with a simple thought.

My main character, Fox, describes the Cerebrum this way:

Some said that traversing the Cerebrum looked different to everyone, and that made sense to Fox. Every individual who linked into the mindnet thought differently. To him, it looked blue, with bright points of light and wispy interconnecting trails of mist. Apparently, psychologists could tell what type of person you were by the way you described it, but he couldn’t understand how his psyche could be interpreted like that. Then again, he was literally looking at his own thought process, so maybe what they said was true.

Cyberpunk can be a very dark genre, so I think it’s important to introduce the theme of love and romance. Sometimes, I think that gritty realism goes too far, and leaves the reader with nothing to uplift them.

Fox and Seven both have a hard journey ahead of them, and it seems like it would be impossible for love to blossom in a place like the Cerebrum. But somehow, they struggle their way towards it.

Thanks for coming to the blog hop and reading about the Cerebrum! Don’t forget to visit the next stop on my blog hop at Hearts on Fire!

Fox is a mindnet hacker, and works for the mysterious man known only as King. He spends his time uncovering dangerous secrets and releasing them to the public.

But those who cause trouble are bound to attract it, and despite their precautions King is taken prisoner by an unknown government. And if Fox is going to save him, he’s going to need help—help that comes from the very last place he expected to find it.

Alex Powell is an avid writer and reader of sci-fi and fantasy, but on occasion branches into other genres to keep things interesting. Alex is a genderqueer writer from the wilds of northern Canada who loves exploring other peoples and cultures. Alex is a recent graduate of UNBC with a BA in English, and as a result has an unhealthy obsession with Victorian Gothic literature. Alex has been writing from an early age, but is happy to keep learning to improve on their writing skills. Feedback and comments as well as any questions are appreciated! You can reach Alex at and at their website

Comment below for a chance to win a $20 gift certificate to the Less Than Three book market and a signed print copy of All the King’s Men! The draw will take place on July 31st. Please note that the draw includes all posts on the blog hop!

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Camp NaNo 2016


Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I did a blog post! Just checking in on everyone and telling you about my current projects.

Right now, I’m doing Camp NaNoWriMo, which is a writing workshop-type deal in which everyone is sorted into cabins in order to work on projects in a group setting. My friend A.V. Sanders invited me to be in a cabin, and I’m so excited to be in a cabin with someone who I know.

Right now, for Camp NaNoWriMo 2016, I’m working on the sequel to Far Patrol, which is my agender asexual dragon novel. I haven’t submitted that yet because it’s not edited yet, and is actually still out on beta. I also would definitely like to have at least two books of the series written before I submit it. 

I’m only three days into Camp NaNo16, but it’s tough going. For some reason I don’t feel very motivated to write right now, and so I’ve been slugging it through in spite of the fact I’m less than motivated. Maybe it’s because I’ve still got a cold, which really sucks, because I totally missed July long weekend sleeping.

I’m still researching for my mystery novel, which is set in Victorian London. It’s my second novel with a trans woman character, but my first full length novel that has a trans character. I’m really excited about this one, because I love writing trans characters, and the story is going to be really fun.

Also, I finished the first draft of my knight story, which I want to submit to Less Than Three’s Heart of Steel call for submissions. I still need to send it out for beta reading, and also edit it like crazy, but I’ve finished, which is the main thing. Go me!

I think that’s all for now folks, other than to keep an eye out for my mini blog hop, which I will be doing for the release of All the King’s Men on July 27th! Exciting!

See you all later!