Friday, September 2, 2016

Excerpt & Giveaway - Looking For Group by Alexis Hall

Looking For Group
by Alexis Hall 

So, yeah, I play Heroes of Legend, y’know, the MMO. I’m not like obsessed or addicted or anything. It’s just a game. Anyway, there was this girl in my guild who I really liked because she was funny and nerdy and a great healer. Of course, my mates thought it was hilarious I was into someone I’d met online. And they thought it was even more hilarious when she turned out to be a boy IRL. But the joke’s on them because I still really like him. 

And now that we’re together, it’s going pretty well. Except sometimes I think Kit—that’s his name, sorry I didn’t mention that—spends way too much time in HoL.  I know he has friends in the guild, but he has me now, and my friends, and everyone knows people you meet online aren’t real. I mean. Not Kit. Kit's real. Obviously. 

Oh, I’m Drew, by the way. This is sort of my story. About how I messed up some stuff and figured out some stuff. And fell in love and stuff. 


Chapter One
<Same Crit Different Day> is Recruiting
SCDD is a tight-knit raiding guild (heroic and normal difficulty), currently looking for a main tank to join our mature, dedicated, and frankly fabulous team. Founded in 2011 by a group of friends with no fecking clue how to run a Heroes of Legend guild, but definite ideas about the right way to treat people—fairly, without harassment, and with equal opportunity to participate—SCDD roared past the traditional guild life expectancy of six months and has been getting awesomer ever since.
As a guild, we want . . . have fun ffs have a friendly community where everyone is treated with respect and fairness be damn good at what we do maintain our server-wide reputation for kindness, courtesy, and good old-fashioned arse kicking.
We promise . . . organise and fill raids in an equitable and timely manner recruit people, not specs, while also being sensible about guild and raid balance have fair, transparent loot policies.
In return, we expect . . .
...a team-based approach to the game: When you have to make a choice, think of how it benefits the team, not only when it comes to loot and items, but also when it comes to your actions and attitude.
...a mature approach to the guild: Communicate, be honest, and be excellent to one another.
...your best damn behaviour: We’re here to succeed and to have fun, not to put up with rudeness, bigotry, or other asshattery. This is not about political correctness gone mad. This is not about nobody having a sense of humour. This is not about censorship. This reflects the fact that our guild encompasses a diverse range of people, and being a dick isn’t big, cool, or clever. And if you want to call me a carebear for that, then I don’t give a damn.


About Alexis Hall 

Alexis Hall was born in the early 1980s and still thinks the 21st century is the future. To this day, he feels cheated that he lived through a fin de siècle but inexplicably failed to drink a single glass of absinthe, dance with a single courtesan, or stay in a single garret.
 He did the Oxbridge thing sometime in the 2000s and failed to learn anything of substance. He has had many jobs, including ice cream maker, fortune teller, lab technician, and professional gambler. He was fired from most of them. 

He can neither cook nor sing, but he can handle a 17th century smallsword, punts from the proper end, and knows how to hotwire a car. 

He lives in southeast England, with no cats and no children, and fully intends to keep it that way. 

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 To celebrate the release of Looking for Group, one lucky winner will receive their choice of 3 ebooks from Alexis Hall’s backlist.
Leave a comment with your contact info to enter the contest.
Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on September 3, 2016.
Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
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  1. It's been a great tour!


  2. I bought LFG and am looking forward to reading it this weekend.
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  3. Thank you for the excerpt! It looks great.
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  4. Thanks for the excerpt!