Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki - Spotlight, Excerpt, Giveaway

Welcome to the promotional event and giveaway for The Secret World of Alaina Downs by Rebecca Rynecki.  The event is hosted by AToMR Tours.  This is a New Adult Fantasy/Romance.  You can check out an excerpt from the book below, as well as enter a giveaway to win an e-book of The Secret World of Alaina Downs.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Title: The Secret World of Alaina Downs
Author: Rebecca Rynecki
Release date: July 2, 2012
Genre: Fantasy/Romance
Age Group: New Adult

Links: Amazon  |  Barnes and Noble  |  Goodreads

Book Description
When Alaina stumbles into a world that she only thought existed in her mind, she is understandably a little bit freaked out. Who wouldn't be? Characters that she had written down years ago are walking, and talking, and telling her that she is the only one who can save the princess and the kingdom of Isleen. Um...okay. As she travels down to the southern kingdom with Sir Gabriel, a really hot knight, she falls off horses, has an interaction with an evil witch, gets attacked by a sea creature, and even falls from lust into love.

About the author:

A graduate of Hollins University in southwestern Virginia, Rebecca now lives in the hills of Connecticut with her husband and young son. When she's not working as a librarian or plotting out the sequel, she bakes, dances around the house...and sings...really badly. The Secret World of Alaina Downs is her first book.


            She took a deep breath, and dove in.  She pushed her feet off the soft sand on the bottom, and reemerged, gasping loudly. “I think the water may be a little too cold!”
            “Hmm, I can tell.”  Gabriel's eyes trailed down to where the thin garment clung to her skin. 
            “What?” Alaina gave a quick glance down. “Oh, shit. You know, Gabriel, I really don't think that now is the best time for you to be noticing stuff like this. I mean...Gabriel? Gabriel? Are you even paying attention to me?”
            “Don't move,” he hissed.  He shook his head. “No. I mean, I want you to move, just...very slowly.” Gabriel's skin had paled; his eyes wide as he stared behind her. “Let me get my sword, and-”
            “Sword? What are you talking about? Is that anti-unicorn thing behind me?” she joked.
            “Those creatures don't live in the water.”
            “What is it?” Alaina asked, her voice trembling.
            “It's...” He swallowed. “Okay, you can't panic, but...there's a sea serpent behind you.”
            She broke out into a fit of giggles. “A sea serpent? This is a lake. Sea serpents wouldn't live in a lake...would they?” Alaina turned around, and let out a high pitched scream.

Giveaway:  The Giveaawy is for one (1) eBook copy of THE SECRET WORLD OF ALAINA DOWNS.  The book will be gifted from Amazon or epub format emailed. Mobi and epub formats only, and is open internationally. If you do not have an e-reader you can download the Kindle app for free to your computer or smart phone from Amazon.  


  1. This sounds like an interesting read!

  2. Very cool concept! I enjoy fantasy and this sounds like ut has a healthy dose of that!

    1. It does sound interesting. Thanks for visiting.

  3. What a cool cover! Thanks for sharing the excerpt!

  4. Sounds good. I like the cover too. Thanks for the tease.


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