Alex's Surprise & Saving Alex by Chris McHart Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Reviews & Giveaway!

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Hi peeps, today we have Chris McHart popping in with her two great releases Alex’s SurpriseSaving Alex, Chris tells us a little about creating the world for Unexpected series, we have a great excerpt, a brilliant giveaway and Prime’s reviews, so enjoy the post and click that Rafflecopter link <3 ~Pixie~

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Alex’s Surprise & Saving Alex

(Unexpected 01 & 02)
by

Chris McHart

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Alex’s Surprise: Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.

Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.

Alex’s Surprise is a free story! You can download it on B&N, Amazon and ARe  Amazon – Alex’s Surprise | ARe – Alex’s Surprise | B&N – Alex’s Surprise

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Saving Alex: Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.

Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that the scheme they’ve devised will work.

When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?

Caution: Contains a kidnapping, unwanted matings, a scheming king, way too many people that follow their own plans and a highly pregnant Alex

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Excerpt

Creating a paranormal world and adding m-preg wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be. I started with a basic ‘what if’ game, and went from there. I started with the ‘how to get pregnant’ part, and then the other things just fell into place. Harder was to create a society which is similar to ours, but not, since paranormals exist. I finally chose to add the paranormal factor and not change much in the current world.

It’s tempting to create a completely new world, but it usually involves a lot of explaining and figuring out how things work, so I took the rules of our society and applied them.

For the vampire world, I picked the medieval times. It was normal back then to marry children off to gain power, and you can only imagine that these marriages were everything, but not happy. This is where I got my ideas from, and, with a bit of thinking and pondering, everything fell into place. 🙂

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Excerpt

Alex zapped, annoyed, through the channels. He lounged on the couch, bored out of his mind. Sam, his best friend and roommate, had taken up the recliner, reading something. Maybe Alex should do that as well? Watching TV wasn’t going to keep him entertained, since nothing caught his interest, no movie, no documentary, nothing. He zapped on, but stopped at a news report showing a pregnant man. He sat up a bit straighter. What was up with that?

The man’s stomach was swollen, showing he was at least five or six months along. His hands were cuffed in front of his baby bump and tears were streaming down his face. The camera showed a courtroom full of people, slowly sweeping over the interested men and women watching the process.

Alex turned up the volume. What had the man done? And why was he pregnant? He’d heard it was possible, but he’d never encountered someone who’d actually experienced that.

The reporter’s voice came up. “Robert B. was tried for violation of the racial laws. Today’s sentencing was long awaited. No one had heard of pregnant men for years, and there had been uncertainty about the actual jurisdiction in such cases. B., who is, according to doctors, six months along, was sentenced to five years in jail. His child will be put in an orphanage until he is released. The fathering sire has no legal claim over the child. He will be able to visit his child, but he can’t get guardianship over him or her. The child and the carrier will be outcasts of society after that.

“B. broke down after hearing the judge’s decision. Even though it’s forbidden, he clearly hoped the old laws would be overturned. Instead, the judge confirmed that male breeding between the races is still forbidden and punishable. With that, back to the studio.”

The picture changed, now showing a woman in a suit, smiling at the camera. “Thanks to our reporter in Berlin for a summary of today’s events in court. Now to the weather…”

Alex turned down the volume, muting the forecast. He turned to Sam, who had apparently put down his book to watch the news as well. “Did you hear that? How can they judge someone because he got pregnant?”

“I have no idea? Maybe because it’s wrong? Are these children dangerous? I’ve never met one, or heard of one, for that matter, but I guess there’s a reason it’s forbidden. The whole pregnant man thing is so strange, no wonder it’s against the laws. Who knows what’ll come out of such breedings.”

Alex frowned. A new life was precious, not wrong. He couldn’t imagine a child being dangerous, even if it was mixed. Children born from interracial relationships were allowed, as long as one of the parents was female and the other male. Why this didn’t apply to children born from a same-sex relationship was beyond Alex. Even if it was unusual for a man to be pregnant, he shouldn’t be put in jail for something like that.

This was the first case in a long time, according to the reporter, but he’d not given a reason why the laws were upheld. “It’s still wrong to judge someone for getting pregnant.”

“I don’t know. Like I said, there must be a reason why it’s forbidden.” Sam picked up his book again, ending the conversation. Alex took a moment to study his friend’s features as he buried himself in yet another sci-fi book. He was quite handsome with his blond, unruly hair and his strong jaw. The gaze of the piercing blue eyes that never seemed to miss anything flew over the page, pulling Sam into yet another outlandish adventure.

Maybe Sam was right. There had to be a reason it was against the law. Alex was kind of sorry for the man who now faced five years in prison, but then, the man knew what he risked with getting pregnant in the first place.

Alex settled back and focused on the TV again. Sam was not in the mood to discuss the matter anymore, his mind clearly on the story he was reading. As if they’d need sci-fi to experience something unusual. Ever since paranormals had come out of hiding back in the 1980s, going to certain clubs could be more adventurous than anything an author could come up with.

Maybe he should go out today? Blowing off some steam wouldn’t hurt. He’d not gotten laid in quite a while, and a night in one of the mixed clubs sounded too good to resist. It was better than staring at a rerun of a movie.

Alex switched off the TV and stood. “I’m going out, do you want to come with me?”

“What do you have in mind?” Sam looked up from his book. “Dancing? I thought of going to the Downtown.”

“Na, go without me. I’m not in the mood for that crowd.”

“You sure? It’s been months since you’ve been out.” Alex wasn’t surprised, Sam wasn’t one to go out much, and he despised big crowds. The Downtown is a huge mixed club, catering to all kinds of paranormals and humans. Not that paranormals were forbidden anywhere, but they, as well as humans, preferred to stick with their own kind. One of the exceptions was a club like the one Alex was going to visit. A night of dancing, and maybe getting laid, sounded better with every second.

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About Chris

Chris McHart is from Germany and, while an accountant, writing is Chris’s real passion.

Chris likes to spend time with family and has way too many animals that demand constant attention. Chris also enjoys landscaping and cooking.

Whenever Chris has a free minute, it’s spent writing on a laptop, a cup of coffee in hand, deeply lost in the worlds Chris’s muses have created.

When coming up for some air, you’ll find Chris on a lot of social networks. Check out Chris’s website to see where you can find out more. Chris looks forward to hearing from you!

Where to find the author:

Facebook | Facebook Author Page | Twitter | Blog

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Review

alexssurpriseTitle: Alex’s Surprise

Series: Unexpected 01

Author: Chris McHart

Genre: Paranormal

Length: Novella (100 pages)

ISBN: CHRMCH0000001

Publisher: Chris McHart (June 14th 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Alex wanted a night of hot passion with Gerome, but he gets more than he ever bargained for. His life will be changed forever in a world where he’ll be thrown in jail— or worse— for being pregnant.

Alex’s best friend, Sam, has been acting strange ever since he met Alex’s one-night stand, but now Alex needs help in order to hide, and Sam is his only hope.

This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group’s “Love is an Open Road” event.

Product Link(s): http://www.mmromancegroup.com/alexs-surprise-by-chris-mchart/http://www.amazon.com/Alexs-Surprise-Unexpected-Book-1-ebook/dp/B00ZCYUT3C

Review: This is the first story I’ve read by Chris McHart and I have to say, this was a fantastic introduction to a new author! Okay, as a side note, I need to add that this story is strictly for people who enjoy (or don’t mind either way) about stories featuring male pregnancies (aka m-preg).

The best part of this is the general way in which the plot is presented, it’s a fairly simplistic story but the execution of it revolves around the emotions and uncertainty of our main characters. If you read the blurb then you have a very accurate idea of exactly what happens (isn’t nice when a blurb performs its function properly?).

The story centers on Alex, who lives in a world where vampires are known about and male pregnancy is outlawed and to some extent, myth. The law aspect reminded me of race relations in recent centuries, but that is neither here nor there. With his one night stand with a vampire who has no intention of mating him, we get to the novel part of this story.

This isn’t just a HEA after a misunderstanding with a dark and sexy vampire. Instead, we see a beautiful romance blossom between Alex and his best friend, Sam, who is supporting him and helping Alex hide his pregnancy. Alex’s one night stand, Gerome, also plays a role other than the obvious, which leads us to the second book.

Short and sharp, this was an enjoyable quick read and totally sexy.

25724552Title: Saving Alex

Series: Unexpected 02

Author: Chris McHart

Genre: Paranormal/ M-Preg

Length: Novella (69 pages)

ASIN: B00ZI4GPRA

Publisher: Chris McHart (6 July 2015)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts

Reviewer: Prime

Blurb: Not only is Alex pregnant, something punishable by jail time, but Gerome, the father of the baby, is a vampire prince. When strangers invade Alex’s home and kidnap him, he doesn’t know who is responsible, if he’ll ever see the man he loves again, or even get to see the child growing inside him.

Considering himself the father of his lover’s child, Sam has a hard time standing around and letting others plan Alex’s rescue. But when the Prince and his trackers find an important clue, the race to save his beloved is on. Now all he can do is cross his fingers that that the scheme they’ve devised will work.

When Prince Gerome receives ransom demands, the instructions are clear: mate a complete stranger or he’ll never see Alex or the child he carries again. Will he be able to convince his newly intended to help, or will those seeking to dethrone his family win this evil game of blackmail?

Caution: Contains a kidnapping, unwanted matings, a scheming king, way too many people that follow their own plans and a highly pregnant Alex

This is the second book in the Unexpected series and not a standalone. Please grab a copy of Alex’s Surprise before you read this book.

Product Link: Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Saving-Alex-Unexpected-Book-2-ebook/dp/B00ZI4GPRA/ ARe: https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product-savingalex-1838752-340.html

Review: Saving Alex follows the events direct after Alex’s Surprise and cannot be read as a standalone book. We are once again following the very pregnant Alex, his lover, Sam, and the biological father of his baby, the vampire Gerome.

Alex’s Surprise in a sense acts as an introduction to Saving Alex. In saying this I mean that book 1 we get an introduction of the main players (Alex, Sam and Gerome), and then here in book 2 we are faced with the action/peril which leads to a somewhat open ending. In terms of the story between Sam and Alex, the plot is closed.

However, there are a number of characters whose plots are left open. For example, Gerome has a big question mark left hanging in terms of any sort of HEA in his future. Also there are a number of minor characters (the trackers called in to help Sam and Gerome, namely) who I would love to know more about.

A lot has happened in such few pages. I loved both books in this series and devoured them both within an hour or so. I would dearly love to hear more about some of the characters of this world, human and vampire.

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2 thoughts on “Alex's Surprise & Saving Alex by Chris McHart Blog Tour, Guest Post, Excerpt, Reviews & Giveaway!

  1. I think the world would be less likely to be overcrowded if men got pregnant! But I love reading about the possibility

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