Terrifying Love: A Halloween Anthology

Happy release day ladies ❤

Enter the world of terror and chills as our amazing authors featured in this multi-genre anthology bring you stories like never before. A mix of tales that will put you on the edge of your seat, keep you guessing, and wish the things of your nightmares had stayed in your sleep. Each story takes a unique spin on the fear in our hearts as the characters push for their happy ever after, even amidst some of their greatest trials. Will they overcome their obstacles, or will the things that go bump in the night be too much? This collection is full of never-before-seen tales of romance that will make you fall in love and terrify you at the same time. Get ready for a glimpse of the darkness and things of shadows as these authors show you that sometimes the dark can make your dreams come true.

Featuring stories

Bringing Home by Serena Nova
His Dancer by Isobella Dunn
La Siguanaba by Everly Taylor
Reflections of the Past by Melody Calder
Runes and Fangs by Victoria Larque
Bloody Money by Annelie Janssen
A Patio and a Spade by Ada Rossi
Poems by Helle Gade

Author Taylor Spratt #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Taylor Spratt

Tell us a bit about yourself

I write under the penname Taylor Spratt but my real name is Tiffany. lol it almost feels like I am sailor moon, living in the shadows. I am from Kingston Jamaica and I am a registered attorney at law but honestly I didn’t like the law very much. I am too much of a wild one to live my entire life in a law firm so I mostly did to please my family.

For almost a decade I have been in love with romance novels, the fiery passion, the love the lust! I found it all so thrilling that from the moment I read my first romance novel I knew I wanted to write my own.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Since I was a child I had lived in a fantasy world. While I should have been paying attention to my teachers in class, I was a million miles away dreaming up dangerous adventures with handsome heroes, and I was always the heroine in my fantasies. At that young age I had kind of had an idea that I wanted to write one day but I didn’t start writing till the ripe old age of 26.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current book series is called Poison Penitentiary and it is a paranormal prison series about a bad-ass fae who tries to break her brother out of jail with the help of four fiendishly sexy paranormal criminals. This was inspired by other books I read in the ‘Paranormal prison series’ and also it was inspired by my own anxiety riddled mind. There is danger around every corner and it can get a bit scary at times. For me this is just like life. Things often get too difficult for us to bare but this is when we truly learn what we are made off and are able to grow as people.

This is why I like to use fear as a catalyst for change in my characters, because my own fears are what help me to grow.

What are you working on now?

Right now I am working on the final book in the Poison Penitentiary series and it is going to be an amazing ending with tons of drama and steam!

Do you have any quirks while working?

A quirk I have while writing is that I really enjoy pacing the floor. I am not sure why but I will just pick the laptop up and start walking from one end of the room to the other typing away at the keys as I walk. It tends to calm me and release my creative energy faster.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future is that I can one day become a writer for tv and movies. I see myself writing shows like the witcher and game of thrones.

I can’t say i would like to be famous though. I would prefer to be unknown but I would be thrilled if my work would one day be on the big screen.

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

My advice on the publishing world is that if you really put in the work and hone your craft you can write books that people will be begging for. All it takes is some dedication and hard work. I self publish and there is a thriving community of independently published authors out there. You do not have to go the traditional way and wait for months just to hear if your book has been accepted or not. You can do it all yourself if you want to. That way no one can ever say ‘no’ to you. Never give up and keep on trying. I had to rewrite my first book 4 times before I published it and it was really worth it. Once you learn the writer’s craft it al gets so much easier.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much for having me and reading about my journey. I would like to encourage you to be brave and believe in yourself. Many people tried to discourage me from writing, telling me that I would never make a dime and it would be a waste of time. Well now I am supporting myself with my writing income and it keeps getting better every month. If writing is your passion then go for it. Study the market and see what is popular in your chosen genre. This will help you to write a successful book. And if you would like to see my books, the links are below.

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Author Kira Roman #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kira Roman

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a stay at home mom of two toddlers. My daughter is 4, and my son is 2. I spend most of my time taking care of them. My husband is gone a lot because he’s in the Navy! 

I met him when I was 15, so we’ve been together a long long time.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

You know what’s funny, I used to write random stories in my journals, but I never thought I’d actually be good enough. In 2017 I discovered reverse harem, and was hooked. I started reading one book a week, using my husband’s money every chance I got, then I started KU, and OMG. It changed my life. I went through like 5-7 books a week. At some point, I thought “Hey, i might be able to do this.” I had no idea where to start though! It’s been a very long journey, and not all of it was good. But I’m so so glad I took that leap! 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

The Devil’s Sin actually has a sad start. I grew up in a close knit family, and I had a cousin that was as close as a sister my whole life. We were only 3 years apart, and spent our whole lives growing up together. In 2019 she passed away. I felt like part of me left with her. I spent a lot of time working on a different story, and one day… The Devil’s Sin just came to me! I knew I wanted to write something that could express the heartbreak I was feeling, while also giving readers a decent story. 

What are you working on now? 

Stolen Succubus. Book 1.5 in the Dramonia series. The main female character is different from book 1, but her story is just as important. 

A Touch of Violet. That’s my naughty contemporary RH romance lol. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I need a drink of some kind. Preferably wine. And my notebook. I have the memory of a goldfish. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

USA Today Best Seller! That would be a dream come true. But my ultimate goal is to earn enough to support my family. My daughter has special needs, and always will. I want to make sure she has a good life, and her future is secure. 

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

Oh man. Well, first I’ll say be optimistic, but cautious. Find someone who has published before, and ask for advice. There are SO MANY steps! lol. 

Do not let the 1 star reviews get you down. Someone will always have something bad to say. I like to read the 1 star reviews of authors I personally like. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

You guys are the best. Seriously. If I didn’t have followers, mini fans, and supporters, I’d have no book! So Thank you! I honestly never thought ANYONE would like my work enough to follow me, but the fact that so many do, blows my mind!

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Author Cait Marie #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Cait Marie

Hi! I’m Cait Marie, a multi-genre author who also offers a variety of author services. I published my first book, The Lost Legends, in March of 2020. It is the first in a YA/NA fantasy series, whereas my second book, The Last Summer, is an unrelated YA romance. I have a lot of interests and I’m indecisive, so I go back and forth between genres. I’m a freelance editor and graphic designer, I own/manage the book website Functionally Fictional, and volunteer work for YA Books Central.

Basically, I like to stay busy and books rule my life.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I actually never wrote outside of school, and I hated academia writing growing up. I started writing out of boredom and the need to “put everything I want into a book” in 2015, but I didn’t truly dream of becoming an author until a couple years later.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have multiple series happening right now, but for the sake of this, I will talk about The Nihryst series. It is a mashup retelling that includes bits and pieces from Robin Hood, Tangled, and King Arthur. I’ve loved fairy tales and fantasy my entire life, so that love of stories was my biggest inspiration, which is reflected in the story through Adalina’s own fondness for fairy tales. I got the idea from a dream about searching for fae with a group of pirates (I changed the fae to cursed immortals, but most of the original idea is still very much the same in book one), and I believe the dream was inspired by a number of other books involving pirates. That fall, both A Touch of Gold by Annie Sullivan and These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch were released, and I read them both back to back pretty much. Plus, I’ve always been obsessed with Pirates of the Caribbean, which I watch fairly frequently. I have pretty vivid, random dreams that are influenced by what I read and watch, so this series was a culmination of several things going through my mind subconsciously.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working getting the second Nihryst book, The Lost Prince, ready for its release in November. I am also writing my next contemporary romance, The Final Chance, which releases in January of 2021, and the third Nihryst book I’m aiming to release in March of 2021. But I have several other books started or planned.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t know about quirks, but I HAVE to have music on or something going in the background. If I’m writing, editing, proofreading, etc., it’s music. If I’m working on school stuff, graphics, or website stuff, it can be tv or movies, but usually things I’ve watched a lot before so it doesn’t take too much attention away from the work.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope I can continue publishing books, but I am also working on building up my author services business. Specifically, I want to do more in marketing and graphic design.

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

Don’t give up and stay organized. Plan ahead, especially if self-publishing. If you want your book to sell, people need to know about it. Do not slack on the marketing. Build up a social media following before your book is out. Get involved in the book community so when it comes time for a release, people know to expect the book and it will be easier to find bloggers to help promote and reviewers to build up hype. You don’t necessarily need to spend a bunch on marketing, not if you’re active and getting the word out well. There are plenty of tools for you to do your own graphics and such.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for following! I have so many plans and hope you stick around to see them. Authors, please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions!

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Author Willow Hayes #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Willow Hayes

I announced to my parents when I was sixteen years old that I wanted to write a book. When they asked me what kind I simply shrugged my shoulders and said, “I don’t know yet, but someday I’m going to write a book.” It was exactly twenty years later that I published my first book, Flicker and Flame. I love the quote by Stephen King, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.” I was a voracious reader from the time that I was in second grade, reading at nearly middle school level. From the sheer number of books I’ve read between second grade and the day I published I’d say I’m doing pretty well at that ‘write a lot’ portion of Stephen’s advice, and I’m hoping this is just the beginning of the ‘write a lot’ part. 

What was your inspiration for your current series?

I’ve known the VERY basic premise of girl finds out she’s magical/royalty and must take the throne back for years, but try as I may I was never able to get past the initial stages of planning. Early this year I dove down the reverse harem rabbit hole, and something about the switch in genres helped me get the story to paper. Having been a voracious reader and fantasy lover since I was young I have many authors who have inspired me as a person and a writer. There are so many aspects of Flicker and Flame (and the other two books in the series) that reflect that. It was as if I was collecting threads to this great story as I read these great books, and those threads finally came together in the form of my Magic Bound series. 

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on the final book in the Magic Bound series, Shadows and Lies. I’ve also started the research for a new fae reverse harem series, and I’m hoping the first book will be out sometime in July. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I invested in some great noise cancelling headphones because it has be nearly silent in order for me to really work, and with a twelve year old at home silence is hard to come by. I’m a total control freak and plot obsessively. In fact, I’m often teased about my color coded sticky notes that sit on the back of the door outside my office. I can’t write (like at all) until I know exactly where the story is going to go. Now, that’s not to say it doesn’t change, but I can’t start until I have plan. 

What are your hopes for the future?

Once I started writing Flicker and Flame I figured out just how much I loved the entire process, and I would love to make this my full-time forever job. I’m a single mom, and my son watches me carefully, so making this work, making my dream work, has never been more important. He’s picked up a few habits and has started keeping journals of story ideas and talks constantly about the different things he could do in his writing. I want to live out my dream as author for me but also so my kiddo can see that it’s possible.

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

Invest in the right people. I couldn’t do any of this without my PA, Hannah. She’s amazing. Having the right team of alpha and beta readers is everything, and hiring an editor was an absolute must for me, really anyone publishing. See, as much as I love to write and read…I’m crap at grammar! Ha! So much of my anxiety is reduced by simply having the right people on my team, and it’s made writing that much more enjoyable. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I am so incredibly humbled and blessed that you’ve shared this journey with me. Your kind words are seriously what get me through my moments of doubt. Thank you for letting me tell you my stories. 

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Author November Sweets #interview

Please give a warm welcome to November Sweets

Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in colorado, I have two fur babies, I have an endless amount of hobbies including crafts, photography, and reading. I love summer. I don’t have a favorite color because I love them all. And I absolutely love being an author!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I can’t remember a time I didn’t want to be a writer. When I was young I was always writing poetry and stories.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

This book was actually sparked by the photo of the woman on the cover. I saw her and the story just came together.

What are you working on now?

Now I’m working on a Christmas Novella that is book 2.5 in my Backridge Kentucky series.

Do you have any quirks while working?

When I am writing I find myself doing some of the gestures or facial expressions of my characters. It’s just a natural thing I don’t really think about it lol.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hope for the future is to continue to write stories that people love and want to read.

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

For new authors best advice is to find a mentor, someone who has been around the block a few times to share their experience with you, and then when you become the knowledgeable one share with a new author. Keep the indie community a place where we support each other.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To my readers thank you for reading! You are the reason I am here! Thank you for your support!

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Author Jenn D. Young #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Jenn D. Young

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a pretty quirky person. I love reading, writing and listening to audiobooks. I’m a super huge fangirl when it comes to my audiobook narrators and I will totally squeal when talking my favs. I love writing books with deep rich backstories and characters with tragic pasts, but I always insert humor and life through sarcasm. Paranormal is my jam, but I’ve done a couple short stories in the contemporary world that I hope to expand on eventually. I live just outside of Phoenix, AZ, but I’m originally from western Washington and I miss my mountains and rain. The two loves of my life are my fur babies, Loki and Hermes. That’s about it about me!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been jotting down random ideas since I was about 10 years old. I came up with the concept for my first series, the Shadows Ascending Trilogy when I was about 14 years old and it took me 16 years to finally get it written and published. ❤

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Unyielding Fates Trilogy idea really came to me when I bought the covers as a premade yet. The model’s appearance sparked an idea in my mind of half demon/half angel and being the personification of Balance. It totally spiraled from there!

What are you working on now?

Working on edits to sent Balance Altered, book two in the Unyielding Fates Trilogy to send to my editor. Also getting geared up to start writing a book for a shared world series I’ve joined!

Do you have any quirks while working?

Silence. I can’t write with chaos and noise around me so I typically prefer silence. I also build playlists for each book that help inspire the story flow and show songs with deep meaning for the characters.

What are your hopes for the future?

Just keep writing and releasing books for people to read. Have more of my books in audio.

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

Find you tribe. Those people who are true friends that you can bounce ideas off of. Find a good editor. Always reach out and ask for help when you need it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I honestly squeal anytime I get a message or read a review from someone saying they enjoyed my books and my characters. To see a book of mine recommended when a group asks for recommendations? I about die every time it comes up.

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Author Ruby Wilder #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Ruby Wilder

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I worked full time as a chartered accountant until the end of Septemember when I decided to make the terrifying leap and quit my job to become a full time author. I’m married, and a mum to a grown up girl and three german shepherds, the youngest is 13 weeks old.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. I penned a book when I was 18 years old, but I didn’t dare do anything about it because it was so racey and I was a good girl! I wish I had a copy of it now.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Halloween and mythology are the main inspo. All three books in the trilogy build up to Samhain – I love anything spooky or weird.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a supernatural thriller about a girl who was murdered in her past life and is haunted by visions of it. She tries to solve the crime so she can move on with her life. Its very creepy and dark

Do you have any quirks while working?

Putting things in excel and not word! Once an accountant, always an accountant…

What are your hopes for the future?

I have given myself a full year to devote to writing – I hope things work out so I don’t have to go back to an office job again. But even if I do, I wont stop writing.

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

Don’t let anyone put you off. You write your book your way and get it out there. Stick at it. Even 100 words a day is progress

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you! It’s hard to believe people want to read my stories, and I’m overjoyed that they do. There are some wonderful people who say the nicest things and I just want to keep writing for them.

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Pre-order Terrifying Love: A #Halloween Anthology

Terrifying Love A Halloween Anthology

Enter the world of terror and chills as our amazing authors featured in this multi-genre anthology bring you stories like never before. A mix of tales that will put you on the edge of your seat, keep you guessing, and wish the things of your nightmares had stayed in your sleep. Each story takes a unique spin on the fear in our hearts as the characters push for their happy ever after, even amidst some of their greatest trials. Will they overcome their obstacles, or will the things that go bump in the night be too much? This collection is full of never-before-seen tales of romance that will make you fall in love and terrify you at the same time. Get ready for a glimpse of the darkness and things of shadows as these authors show you that sometimes the dark can make your dreams come true.

Featuring stories

Bringing Home by Serena Nova
His Dancer by Isobella Dunn
La Siguanaba by Everly Taylor
Reflections of the Past by Melody Calder
Runes and Fangs by Victoria Larque
Bloody Money by Annelie Janssen
A Patio and a Spade by Ada Rossi
Poems by Helle Gade