The Demon Door Excerpt and Giveaway

Hey, everyone! Today I’m happy to be bringing the Demon Door an epic fantasy series about two worlds, by Kim Alexander. Read an excerpt below and don’t forget to enter to win a $15 gidt-card!

The Sand Prince
The Demon Door Book 1
by Kim Alexander
Genre: Epic Fantasy
Two worlds. Bound by magic. Divided by a door.
On the barren, war-ravaged demon world of Eriis, the fierce queen Hellne fights to keep her people alive and her son Rhuun’s heritage a secret.
On the green and gentle human world of Mistra, demons have faded into myth. Only a handful of old men and fanatical children still guard The Door between the worlds.
Different and shunned by his demon kin, Rhuun finds refuge in a book that tells of a human world of water and wonder. Forced by his mother’s enemies to flee Eriis, he finds himself trapped on the other side of The Door in the very place he has read and dreamed about—Mistra.
Chained to the deadly whims of a child who guards The Door, Rhuun must balance serving and surviving, even at the risk of exposing his true identity. Riskiest of all is his task of kidnapping an infuriating young woman who is about to find out that the demons of Eriis are much, much more than just an old bedtime story.

Excerpt from The Demon Door

Another excerpt, because I want you to meet Rhuun, my wayward demon prince. He’s an adult now and is calling himself ‘Moth.’ Lelet, the young woman he’s kidnapped, is trying to figure him out.

Moth—now hatless—squinted through the trees. “It’s getting dark. We’ll stop here.” He climbed down from the front of the cart, warily approaching the horse.

She folded her arms and glared at the back of his head. She was hungry, and while having an adventure seemed like an exciting idea, being carted through an empty forest in a dirty cart—there was a distinct smell of garbage—was both boring and a little scary. The only way to get her captor, whatever he was, to talk to her was to provoke him. He was certainly good looking enough to be interesting, but he sat there like a stone, he didn’t pay her any attention at all. And this whole being a demon thing, the thing with his eyes, well, there had to be some trick to it she wasn’t seeing. Rane was going to have to come up with the explanation of a lifetime. She’d deal with Rane in due course, but right now she was in a mood—a Low Snit. And this person—Moth of all things, honestly, what sort of a name was that? —wanted to stop.

“What’s the difference?” she said. “You’re just going to slit my throat and eat my flesh.”

“You might as well be rested when I do.”

“Was that a joke? Are we joking about murdering me now?” Low Snit was quickly escalating.

“I am not going to murder you,” he replied. “I am also not going to eat your flesh, skin you, cut off your hair, cut off your feet . . . what else was it you said before? Oh, I’m not going to make a necklace of your eyeballs. You are very imaginative, though. You should write a book.”

Did he actually think this was funny? He was doing something with the horse, which turned into a slow-motion ballet of him trying to tie the leads to a tree and the horse pulling just ever so slightly far enough away to prevent it. She stalked up behind him and grabbed the leads away and secured the animal, which calmed down when he moved away from it.

“I am so glad you can see the humor in dragging me off in the night and throwing me in a filthy wagon. Or did you not do that, either?” she snapped.

He looked up from fiddling with a collection of rocks. He was making a pile, like a small pyramid, with bigger stones at the bottom. “I am to deliver you. That’s all.”

She knew he wouldn’t say where or to whom, having asked more than twice. “What are you doing? With those rocks?” she asked, more out of frustration with his behavior than actual curiosity. After all, how many different things could you do with rocks?

“It will be cold tonight. I’m going to light them,” he told her. Unsatisfied with their formation, he carefully rearranged several near the top. As he did, the form collapsed. He again said something that sounded like rush toe or rich tea, and started over.

She barked a laugh. “Light them? Do you think they’re made of wood?”

“There isn’t much wood where I come from.” This time the pile seemed to be the right size and shape, and he sat back on his heels and brushed the dirt off his hands.

“On the other side of The Door,” she said, hoping to catch him in a lie. But he was sticking with the demon thing and said, “Well, obviously we don’t call it that.”

She put her fists on her hips. “What do you call it?”

He looked back at the rocks, did something with his hands, and they began to glow. “It’s called Eriis. We call it home.”

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The Heron Prince
The Demon Door Book 2
The Demon Door can be opened…but the price is deadly.
Prince Rhuun has found acceptance among the humans on Mistra, something he could never have in the demon realm of Eriis, not even as heir to its throne. What’s more, he has even found love with the prickly, passionate heiress, Lelet va’Everly.
The idyll can’t last. The prince has enemies who are after more than his throne. They are out for his blood…which holds the key to unsealing The Door between the two worlds, and the demons want in. When Rhuun is lured into a trap on Eriis, Lelet has no choice but to turn to a motley group of exiles, children, and madmen to help save him.
Lelet soon discovers that, like all things, rescuing the prince comes with a price. The secrets in Rhuun’s blood may be worth killing for, but are they worth dying for?
The Glass Girl
The Demon Door Book 3
Love opens all doors…but betrayal locks them forever.
Newly blessed (or cursed) with wings and fire, Prince Rhuun of the demon realm of Eriis sees hope for his life on the human world of Mistra with his fierce human lover, Lelet va’Everley. She literally went to hell and back to save him, and she’s not about to let anything—or anyone—ruin their perfect future.
All too soon, the claims of family, duty, and justice force Rhuun and Lelet to confront new griefs and old mistakes as they attempt to restore balance to the throne of Eriis. But, with every jealous rumor and each vengeful whisper, friends turn, family schemes, and forgotten enemies creep from the shadows.
Treachery in Eriis and betrayal in Mistra jeopardize what Rhuun and Lelet have fought so hard to build, threatening to tear apart the two lovers, their families, and even their worlds.
The River King
The Demon Door Book 4
SOMETIMES LOVE DOESN’T CHANGE THE WORLD. SOMETIMES IT CHANGES ALL OF THEM.
Rhuun, the half-human and wholly-reluctant prince of the demons, has finally reunited with his fiery Lelet. It’s too bad they must hide behind a facade of icy indifference to fool those who are determined to keep demons and humans apart…by any means necessary.
There is more at stake than bringing the miracle of rain back to Eriis. It’s not just sand and lost royals poised to come through the newly-opened Door. Something ancient is hungry, and fat, complacent Mistra won’t stand a chance. Even worse, whispers and shadows speak of blood magic that could destroy not just The Door, but all Doors—forever—barring the way home for lovers and enemies alike.
Will the love Rhuun and Lelet have moved worlds to share be the very thing they must sacrifice to save their worlds?
Full of her signature blend of exquisite world-building, sly humor, and poignant prose, The River King is the gripping conclusion to Kim Alexander’s critically-acclaimed Demon Door saga.
Kim Alexander grew up in the wilds of Long Island, NY and slowly drifted south until she reached Key West. After spending ten rum-soaked years as a DJ in the Keys, she moved to Washington DC, where she lives with two cats, an angry fish, and her extremely patient husband who tells her she needs to write at least ten more books if she intends to retire in Thailand, so thank you for your patronage.
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12/29/2020 - Category: Book tour/blitz / More books - Tags: Excerpt / Silver Dagger Tours

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Susana D.

4 weeks ago

I like the theme of world clashing for the serie. The covers are nice, though the one from book 2 is not so appealing and the one from book 3 doesn’t fit the rest as much.

Jennifer Rote

3 weeks ago

Nice cover art on all of these. Sounds like an interesting series.

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