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Beautiful Tragedy – A Halloween Anthology

Get ready to lose yourself in this collection of tragic stories from our authors that will fill your heart and tear it out at the same time. Sometimes a happy ending is not the only one and despite our best hopes, things end in a way we never saw coming. Prepare to have your heart strings pulled and your resolve tested as stories of love, determination and hope leave you spinning.

These stories range from paranormal to contemporary, but no matter the genre they will fill you with hope, leave you guessing, and tear at your heart all at the same time. Get lost in this collection of incredible stories that show you sometimes the most tragic of stories are some of the most beautiful.

Each story is accompanied by a poem by Helle Gade:

• Til Death Do Us Part by Boris Bacic    
• Never Wake Me Up by Anne Samara    
• Ember Aglow by Victoria Larque    
• Love To Live by Ada Rossi    
• Crash Into Me by Audrey Grace    
• Heart Of Magic by Everly Taylor    
• The Cell by K.R. Fajardo    
• A Fine Line by Melody Calder    
• For the Love of Family by Isobella Dunn    
• Killing Love by Annelie Janssen

Cover by Dazed Design

Author S.A. Michelle #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author S.A. Michelle

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, I have enjoyed writing since I was a child. Math and English were my favorite subjects in school. Although I just finished college recently and received a degree in culinary arts, which I use in my writing. Vixen, my main character, is a chef by day.

What was your inspiration for your current series?

My current series will be a duet. I have been dreaming about Vixen for a while now and I finally found the courage to write her story. It has a lot of traumas that some will find triggering. 

What are you working on now?

I am currently trying to finish my Vigilante Vixen duet, and then I have a paranormal reverse harem that I am researching for. It’s about a voodoo princess from New Orleans. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I can’t listen to music while I am writing. I found that if I do, I will write the words of the song into my story randomly. Which is making it difficult to make a Spotify playlist for the book.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to finish my current duet, start my next series, and continue to write. I hope everyone enjoys the books as much as I enjoy writing them.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Take any and all advice you get and listen to it. I have met a bunch of amazing Indie authors and they are all amazing and so supportive. I appreciate all the advice and any help, whether or not I succeed. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love all of my followers. I can’t thank them enough for supporting me on my journey. I love you all and thank you. I hope I make you proud

Author Eileen Troemel #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Eileen Troemel

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Eileen Troemel – I’m an author… I’d rather talk about my characters than myself.  I write in a variety of genres.  I like the different challenges of different formats.  I’ve got scifi romance, fantasy romance, contemporary romance, paranormal romance… I like romance.  Give me the magic of falling in love and I’m happy.  I also produce crochet patterns, a self help book and poetry. I grew up on a farm which makes me independent and determined.  I’ve been married to my wonderful husband for forty years.  We have three wonderful adult daughters.  

I write under two more names as well. 

RJ Stone – writes children’s books.  When I started writing, I wanted to start with children’s books.  So many ideas for them but my stumbling block – I’m a horrible artist.  But I returned to this and have two items out and will have more soon. 

Ava M Taylor – write erotica.  I’ve written in many of the sub-genres from contemporary to scifi and fantasy.  I like the sexy stories and find it challenging to write.  In fact, I started writing erotica because I needed a break from a current work in progress.  My head needed to think on a plot point in one of my other stories and so I wrote a rather explicit sex scene.  From there it grew into a story. 

Have you always wanted to become an author?

In third grade our teacher assigned us to write a short story.  I wrote something silly but it was the first time I realized you could make up stories.  From there, I knew I wanted writing to be part of what I did.  I’ve done a lot of business writing in my life but I took up writing again in my late thirties and found myself again.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Current – well okay so I write in multiple books at a time so it’s hard for me to limit this to one.

 

Celtan Dilemma – out next year – this all started with a conversation about some current event (no idea which one) and the person was stuck between a rock and a hard place.  My female main character was given an order (in the military) and if she carried it out, she would become a war criminal.  If she didn’t carry it out, she was a traitor.  So she had to choose.  This is a science fiction space war story. 

The Moon Crossing – due out in November – is a co-write with Jan Selbourne.  She’s a lovely author from Australia.  I read her book Perilous Love.  She kept me on the edge of my seat.  We talked and I thoroughly enjoy talking to her. She writes historical fiction and she said she had no idea how to write in scifi.  So we landed on an alternate history of the moon landing.  We talked through a good portion of the plot – which is pretty amazing because we are both people who write off the cuff.  Once we got started it took off and the ideas and collaboration was wonder.  The premise is during the moon landing the astronauts found something that advanced our society technologically.  But now in 2030, scientists were disappearing.  Our two main characters are looking for their missing family members and end up in a pile of intrigue and mystery as they track down their family.  

On the Line – due out in January – is a contemporary romance in the K Bromberg world of Everyday Heroes.  Allison is a 911 operator and Chandler is a computer programmer.  His parents called 911 and were so grateful for the help, they wanted to meet the operator who helped them.  Chandler works with the cybercrimes division so he got an intro to Allison.  From the moment he met her, he wanted to spend more time with her.  Allison is recovering from a bad marriage.  She wants to do her job and have a quiet life.  She’s older than him and has two adult daughters.  She was injured in a car accident, leaving her with some mobility issues.  He doesn’t care about that.

Ava M Taylor just published Captain’s Companion.  This is book two in the Sexy Sinivite series.  Prospecting is the first book.  Cade is tired of sex bots.  He’s off prospecting in space and he wants a real woman to go with him to all the remote locations while he works.  Sheridan needs money to help her family so she hires out essentially as a sex toy.  Cade is part Sinivite and well they have a way with their women.  In Captain’s Companion, Ulrik is a captain of a ship and has met his mate – sort of.  He’s required to have a companion.  He doesn’t really want one but it’s required.  So when he looks through those available, he find Gwynn.  He knows.  When he finally meets her, he knows as well. He’s mostly Sinivite so his pheromones go into hyperdrive with his mate.  These are two stand alone books but share a theme and world. 

RJ Stone wrote a short story for the anthology To the Moon and Back.  Princess on the Run is a short story geared toward 8 to 10 year olds.  She’s run away to visit her dragon friend Nuria.  But Nuria reminds her of what happens when a princess visits a dragon… trouble. 

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a scifi romance which is a little darker than I normally go.  The working title is Escape the Gray.  These men were dumped on a planet as prisoners of war and struggle to survive.  Then a ship of their enemy crashes and they discover a woman.  It’s an RH scifi romance.   

I’ve also got about four other projects I’m working on.  I move back and forth among the projects until one of them takes off.  Then I just write.

Under Ava M Taylor I’m working on a sea monster story.  I bought a cover that inspired me and I’ve been building the story.  The title will be Sacrificed to the Sea Monster.  There’s a bit of adventure, humor, and a lot of sexy time. 

Under RJ Stone, I’m working on Dragon of Frendur 2 – lots of ideas for this one but nothing solid for a plot. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t know about quirks.  I am usually in my recliner with only one light on and classical music playing.  If the words are flowing, I can write as much as 10 to 15,000 words. Most often I write anywhere from 500 to 5000 words.  Even though I work in Word on my computer, I use my phone to research topics that come up while I’m writing. 

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope my stories will bring readers enjoyment and escape from their world.  If they find a lesson in there – great.  I hope I continue to produce stories which people find engaging, sexy, and fun.  

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Listen to those who are better at writing than you are but always make your own choices and decisions about your writing.  Write often.  The more you write, the better you’ll get.  But don’t just drop words on a page.  When you edit, pay attention.  What words are you overusing?  What phrases are you repeating? Analyze your work so you become a better author. Know you’re not done once it’s published. From there you have to promote and market your work.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you.  Thank you for picking up my books and reading them. Thank you for connecting with me.  You’re key to my story telling process. 

Author Cerise Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Cerise Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’ve been writing since I was a child but did not become a published author until 2019 under a different pen name. When I am not writing I work as a Fraud Analyst in the gaming industry, which does not get incorporated into my writing. LOL

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always wanted to be an author and when I finally published my first book, it was one of my dreams that came true.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have all kinds of inspiration whether it’s from different types of movies or music. I don’t write one type of PNR book – I want to dabble in a variety, though vampire is my favorite.

What are you working on now?

Currently, I am working on a dark contemporary called N.S.F.W. which can mean Not Safe For Work or Not Safe From Willa. It is essentially a temp with a huge chip on her shoulder centered on men in the corporate world who have overstepped their boundaries.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Not really that I can think of.

What are your hopes for the future?

I am essentially starting over after striking my established author name. However, my hopes is to finally see that coveted orange banner on my book or books.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Never give up your dream. Even if things get rough and you need to make changes in your career, never stop, always keep going. There are so many days I want to quit, but then I remember the reason I write in the first place.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I have my Rose Buds and my followers who have been with me through everything and owe them a debt of gratitude. To my new followers, I can’t thank you enough in advance for helping me see my book dreams come true.

Author Eva Ashwood #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Eva Ashwood

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Eva Ashwood has been a reader her whole life and a writer for several years. She loves telling stories of alpha males and the fierce women who bring them to their knees.

She’s a sucker for reverse harem, bully romance, enemies to lovers, heroes who redeem themselves, and all the drama and passion of new adult love.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, but I’ve always been a huuuge reader! For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a voracious reader, and the moment I discovered romance novels, it was all over, lol. I got hooked and never looked back. The first book I ever wrote was because I was dying to read a certain trope in a book and I couldn’t find it, so I decided I would write it myself. And the rest is history!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series is called Dirty Broken Savages, and the inspiration for that one sort of hit me upside the head, lol. The blurb for the first book just popped into my head one day, and I had to scramble to find a pen to write it down as fast as I could. Then I knew I had to write the book, since the characters were screaming at me to tell their story.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on Reign of Wrath, the third book in the Dirty Broken Savages series. There will be four books total in the series, so up next will be the final book. And then I’ll be starting a brand new series! I don’t want to say too much about that one yet, but it will be a dark contemporary romance.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I often speak the dialogue out loud as I type, to make sure it sounds real and flows right, and I also make faces as I write – happy or sad or whatever the characters are feeling. So basically, I look like a crazy person, lol! My husband has learned to just ignore me while I’m in the middle of a writing session.

What are your hopes for the future?

To keep writing for as long as I can. It’s all I can imagine myself doing now, and I have sooo many more stories in my head that I want to tell. I hope to write another paranormal series at some point, but right now, my muse is pulling me strongly in the direction of contemporary romance. So that’s where I’ll be for a while!

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Take the leap! It’s soooo scary at first, but if I can do it, you can too! Write the story that’s been in your heart and in your head, the one you’ve always wanted to read that hasn’t been written yet.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you!!! I get insanely nervous with every book I release, and it’s honestly the messages and comments and reviews from readers that keep me going. Thank you for taking a chance on my work, and for loving the damaged, broken characters my mind comes up with!

October RH Book Releases #amreading

October 1st

Grimmstead Academy: The Complete Trilogy, Rh
October 1st

Within Obsession and Lies (A Court of Gilt and Shadow Book 1) PNR RH
October 1st

Brutal Boys on Devils Night: An Enemies to Lovers, Bully Romance Collection
October 1st

Bound to the Fae: The Complete Series, darker fantasy RH
October 1st

Imbalance (Monarchs of Hell Book 2) RH PNR
October 2nd

Melody of Souls (The Lost Siren Book 3) Paranormal/post-apoc RH trilogy
October 2nd

Trick The Treat: Steamy BWWM Billionaire Romance Vampire Short, PNR/Vampire/BWWM/Billionaire RH
October 3rd

Playing for Keeps (Pack Heat Book 5) PNR – RH
October 4th

Mars (Solar Mates Book 4) PNR RH Romcom
October 5th

The Attempt: Succubus Ascended Serial (Succubus Harem Book 50)
October 7th

Ascended (The Ascension of Meghan May Book 3) PNR RH
October 7th

Wolf Trials: Young Adult Paranormal Romance (The Shadowmate Series Book 1) PNR Ménage
October 8th

Bad Alpha (Sweetverse)
October 8th

Deception: The Ethereal Gods Book Two, PNR RH
October 8th

Emerging From The Dark: A Paranormal Romance (Dark Shifters Universe) PNR RH
October 8th

The Ways We Betray (The Path of Temptation Book 4) PNR RH
October 10th

Innate: The Dark Angel Chronicles, PNR RH
October 10th

Carnival of Bones (Carnival of Bones Duet Book 1) PNR Ménage
October 11

Mercury (solar mates Book 5) PNR RH Romcom
October 15th

Forbidden Honor (Dragon Royals Book 1)
October 15th

Succubus Reborn (The (un) Lucky Succubus Book 8)
October 18

Uranus: A Paranormal Romantic Comedy (Solar Mates Book 2) RH Romcom
September 20th

My Savage Empire: A dark gang romance (Stonehurst Prep Book 4)
October 20th

A Girl and Her Wolf: A Curse of Blood Serial (Hartford Cove Book 1)
October 22nd

A wolf Betrayed : A Rejected Mate Shifter Romance (Blood Moon Shifters Book 2) PNR RH
October 22

Lark awakening, PNR Ménage
October 22nd

Inheritance (Monarchs of Hell Book 3) RH PNR
October 23rd

Veiled Fae: A Why Choose Fantasy Romance (Fractured Fae Book 2) RH
October 25

Neptune (Solar Mates Book 6) PNR RH Romcom
October 25th 

The Paths: Ethos Society Part Four – UF RH, completed series.
How to Accidentally Summon A Demon, PNR RH
October 27

Call of the Ride (The Yaga’s Riders, Book 3) PNR RH
October 27th

Cursed Studies: The Complete Series
October 28th

Creeping it Real: Magical Bureau of Investigation book two, slow burn PNR RH
October 28th

Karma’s a Witch: Paranormal Reverse Harem Romance (Guild of Guardians Book 4)
October 29th

Elara (Syzygy Book 1) sweet omegaverse RH series w/a sci-fi twist. No aliens.
October 29th

Kiss of Smoke (Dark and Wicked Fae Book 3)
October 29th

Shame the Devil: A Reverse Harem Fairy Romance (The Twilight Court Book 13)
October 29

Wicked Queen: A Reverse Harem Academy Series (University of Morgana: Academy of Enchantments and Witchcraft Book 9)
October 29th

The Omega Wolf (Cedar Mountain Pack Book 2)
October 30

Just My Luck: Some Kind of Luck Book 4
October 31st

MONSTERS UNDER MY BED: A Monster Reverse Harem (Bogeymen Book 1)
October 31

Lost in Sleepy Hollow
October 31

Tricks & Treats : A Halloween Anthology

               

October Book Releases #amreading

October 1st

Brutal Boys on Devils Night: An Enemies to Lovers, Bully Romance Collection
October 5th

The Haunting and Eldritch Manor, paranormal-fantasy
October 6th

Ruthless Charm : The Ruthless Devils Series: Book 3, Contemporary romance MF
October 6

Feathers of Blood (Kingdom of Birds and Beasts Book 2) Fantasy/Fairytale MF
October 8th

Uncovered Treasures: Challenge of the Deep (The Fifth Elemental Book 1) Fantasy Pirate Romance
October 9th

Captain’s Companion (Sexy Sinivites Book 2) Erotic scifi
October 11th

Guardian (The D Book 3) Contemporary Romance MM
October 15th

Dominante Gentlemen’s Club: Taming His Pet book 1, Contemporary Romance MF
October 16th

Laying it Bare After a Loss (Laying it Bare series book 6) Contemporary Romance
October 16th

The Psycho: A Dark New Adult Enemies to Lovers Romance (The Soldiers of Anarchy Book 1) Contemporary Romance, MF
October 25th

Demon: Dream Holidays Collaboration (Steel Skulls MC Book 1) PNR, MC, MF,
October 25th

Witchin Warlock, PNR MM
October 25th

Monsters After Dark: A Beastly Paranormal Romance Anthology
October 25th

Wicked Intentions: A Vengeful Set of Tales, Anthology
October 26th

Beautiful Tragedy – A Halloween Anthology
October 26th

Crushing Cinza: A Paranormal Romance retelling of Cinderella (SciFi Fairytale Fusions Book 3) MF
October 27th

Cyle: Starlight Highlanders Mail Order Brides #3 (Intergalactic Dating Agency) MF
October 29th

Shadow Unleashed : A Rejected Mates Romance (Tainted Demons of Shifter Syndicate Book 1)
October 29

Do No Evil: A Secret Society College Romance (The Society Book 5)
October 29th

The Italian Son: Psycho Mafia Romance (Forbidden Cruel Italians Book 4)
October 30th

Snaring the Drummer: A SciFi Alien Abduction Romance (Ravishing the Band Book 1)
October 30th

Sold to a Wolf Pack: A Lunaverse Novel (Saffron Book 1)

Author Stacy-Deanne #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Stacy-Deanne

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Well, I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have always had a great imagination, which fuels my love of writing. I am also an introvert, so I live in my head, which is also why I love writing so much. I’m a simple person and a homebody, so I just love writing and when I’m not doing that I’m watching TV, surfing the net, or researching.
I grew up loving mysteries and suspense. Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe are my biggest creative idols. I write interracial books (black women and white men coupling) among different genres. I write romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, women’s fiction, historical, erotica, erotic romance, and paranormal (just starting with this one). I also write books of all lengths, but mainly novellas and shorts.
I am a USA Today Featured Author and have been interviewed by USA Today many times as well as have had several books reviewed by them. They also made my book The Seventh District a Recommended Read. I am also the nominee of two African-American Literary Awards.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

No. I never thought about writing professionally until I was 19 and that’s when I started. I always enjoyed reading and always had a talent for writing as a child, but I never thought of it as an avenue to make money. Back then, I was just happy to write and wasn’t thinking about sharing my work. Then, when I turned 19, the dream of being an author hit me and I got into it. I started back in 1998 and back then you didn’t have the options you have now. You had to be trade published or you’d have to sell books out of the trunk of your cars. There was a huge stigma against self-publishing, so it wasn’t a valid way to be published then. Also, there wasn’t even KDP, so you didn’t have the option to publish through Amazon and ebooks hadn’t become popular yet. You had to be with a publisher and have books in stores to get anywhere. So after years of struggling to be noticed, I finally got a two-book deal from Simon and Schuster in 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately, right before the first book was released, my mother passed away. So needless to say, the experience of first being published wasn’t the happy time I thought it would be.

What was your inspiration for your current book or series?

Me. LOL! I just write the stories I want to write and whatever idea that pops into my head. I get more ideas from movies and current events than anything, but most times the idea just comes from me. I’ve always had a powerful imagination. I also get ideas while exercising and riding in a car, too.

What are you working on now?

Working on billionaire romantic thriller serial. As well as reworking some previously published standalones I’d published under a now defunct pen name.

Do you have quirks while working?

Nah. For me, I don’t mess around. I just turn the TV on mute and get to writing. I don’t do any special rituals outside of outlining my work. I just get out the laptop and get rolling and try to be as productive as possible for each session.

What are your hopes for the future?

Even though I’ve been in this game, for a long time, I just want to keep growing. Growth is constant. I also just want to be healthy and to remain in a position where I can keep writing and meeting my creative and financial needs.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

The most important is to research. Don’t expect anyone to spoon feed you every bit of advice. You’re gonna have to take the initiative yourself. Course, it’s fine to ask for help, but you also need patience and to be realistic about expectations. This is not something to get into if you expect to be rich or leave your day job. Only a tiny percentage of authors are living off their book income. Most are not. So make sure you know what the real publishing life is like and don’t fall for the facade you see on TV. Being a writer in real life is nothing like it looks on TV. It’s hard work and I suggest not even trying unless you love writing. If you don’t love it to your core, then you won’t last.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Of course! Thanks so much for always buying my work and supporting. I appreciate all the love and you can be sure that I’ll never cheat you and with every book I give 100% because I know you guys deserve nothing less! I always got something new for you, so continue to keep up with me!

#Review Merciless by @Crystal Ash

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Merciless (Steel Demons MC Book 9) by Crystal Ash

Not even the gods can save us.

Two of my men have been captured. The rest of us are barely holding on.

We’re wanted, and our army stands no chance against the swarm of mind-controlled pawns. Failure is not an option. Abandoning my husbands is not an option. But the longer we take to plan, the closer we get to losing them.

Even worse, our companion gods are no help. Horus can’t see them. Freyja can’t heal them. And Hades can only tell me they’re not dead yet.

We have everything to lose, and no options left. Jandro, Gunner, and I must do this ourselves.

The Sha will answer for taking my men from me. For driving us from our home. For killing and torturing those I’ve claimed as family.

And I will be merciless.

TW: violence, torture. Please see the full warning at the beginning of the book if you are sensitive to triggering content.

Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! Merciless is the ninth and final book in the Steel Demons MC saga. This series is full of kindle-melting steam and dangerous men who take what they want. Proceed with caution if easily offended.