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Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase

Hogarth discovers that the beating Rook saved him from wasn’t a chance attack and realizes he might be just a pawn in Rook’s game…. Pawn Takes Rook by Lex Chase, available from Dreamspinner Press.

The first time Hogarth Dawson sees superhero Memphis Rook, he comes to Hogarth’s rescue by cracking the heads of two thugs like eggs into a skillet. Hogarth is utterly smitten, but he soon discovers the superhero Power Alliance has ejected Rook for failing to protect a civilian.

Hogarth devises a plan that will reinstate Rook and might even earn Hogarth a place in Power Alliance roster. But what he expects to be a simple few missions rescuing kittens and helping little old ladies cross the street turns into a shocking reality of citywide chases, foiling robberies, and facing his ex. Then Hogarth discovers the beating Rook saved him from wasn’t a chance attack. It’s possible Hogarth is just a pawn in Rook’s game….

Length: Novella (88p.) | Genre: Contemporary Fantasy | Release Date: March 13, 2013 | Buy as eBook (ISBN: 978-1-62380-433-6)

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Lex Chase | 10 comments I'm overwhelmed! Pawn Takes Rook is currently #1 in the standings for Best M/M by a Debut Author in 2013!


Let's see how long it can last, but I'll take it for now! :D

Stay sharp, hero!

Lex Chase

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Lex Chase | 10 comments Attention! There is a Pawn Takes Rook Pop-Culture Hunt in progress and there is still time to join in the fun!

The Rules

There are 57 pop-culture references in Pawn Takes Rook. Over the course of the next few weeks, I will be releasing clues on my Twitter Account (@Lex_Chase), my Facebook Account (http://www.facebook.com/LXChase), my Facebook Author Page (http://www.facebook.com/LexChase), on the Pawn Takes Rook Release Party Chat on the Dreamspinner Facebook Page, various stops on the Pawn Takes Rook Blog Tour, and the Dreamspinner Twitter Account might be chipping in as well. Look for the Hastags #PawnTakesRook or #PTR.

All you need is a copy of the book!

How It Works

With each clue, you will need to decode the reference, and find the reference in the book.

In a Word DOC, RTF, or TXT I will need a complete list of answers that include: The sentence verbatim where the reference appears, the page number you found it, and your reading device–since page numbers vary slightly between devices. Percentages in the case of Kindles are perfectly okay!

When you have all of your answers, email them to me at lex DOT chase AT nomadchronicle.com

Your deadline to get the answers in is March 30, 2013.

The Grand Prize

Whoever gets all 57 or the closest to it will win the Grand Prize!

One Grand Prize Winner will receive:

A $25 Dollar Visa Gift Card
A signed Pawn Takes Rook postcard
A Pawn Takes Rook Themed Hand Sanitizer
A hand drawn sketchcard of Hogarth
A hand drawn sketchcard of Rook
A signed Black Pawn Figurine
A signed Red Rook Figurine

Let the hunt commence!

Lex Chase

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Lex Chase | 10 comments Hello everyone! Today begins the start of my Pawn Takes Rook: Cashing the Reality Check Blog Tour! The follow-up to Pawn Takes Rook, I hope you follow along, and enter the giveaway of some fine swag!

Today I'm over on Cate Ashwood's blog sharing an instrumental score that has inspired me in the Checkmate series. Check it out!


Cashing the Reality Check (Checkmate, #2) by Lex Chase

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Lex Chase | 10 comments

Haven't read Checkmate yet? Not too late to catch up! Dreamspinner Press is offering Pawn Takes Rook for 50% off until till 8/13! After that, catch up on Cashing the Reality Check where Rook and Garth's adventures continue on!

Buy at Dreamspinner Press!

message 6: by Lex (new)

Lex Chase | 10 comments Hello everyone! As the Checkmate #2 Cashing the Reality Check Blog Tour continues, today I'm over at Lily Velden's blog as Hogarth dishes the dirt on what it's like to be the sidekick of the baddest badass superhero to walk the streets of Axis City. Don't forget about the giveaway!


And don't forget! There's still time to jam out to the Checkmate Score and enter the giveaway on Cate Ashwood's blog here!


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Lex Chase | 10 comments

Listen to Loki! Join his army and join me, Lex Chase, for my Facebook Chat tomorrow on the Dreamspinner Press Facebook Page!

There will be guaranteed quirkiness, fun, giveaways, and surprises galore! :D

RSVP on over here!

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