Soul Light by Julie Elizabeth Aldridge @starjewelz #amreading

💎 Happy New Release 💎

Has your heart been broken, does it yearn for those shattered dreams to mend?  Has loss ruptured, damaged or tortured your bliss, so that your soul lingers in the depths of despair?

Soul Light is a mixture of poems and short stories that link, painting pictures that may echo towards your soul, bringing it out of the darkness into the radiance that was thought lost.  It is about restoring that sense of something more, within the mysterious town of Wolford, where, between the pages, you could discover what was once thought gone.

Pre-order Blade of Iris: A Dark Mafia Romance by K.A. Knight

I was sold to my enemies.

The Volkov’s are the nightmares they warned me of as a child, the ones they spoke of in the dark in hushed tones. Traitors, killers, the boogeymen themselves sent to scare children like me.

Children of their enemies.

A Kelly.

A family that they have been at war with since before I was born, and now?

Now I am to marry into the Bratva Pigs. To become their blushing bride.

My fathers plan, theirs as well. A marriage to create peace. To unite the families and end the bloodshed once and for all. We are a symbol of hope, of the future, of harmony.

I have other ideas.

I’m going to make these Vegas Kings fall.

I’m going to kill the Volkov’s and serve their hearts up on a platter for my father.

They won’t see it coming…

The Blade of Iris will be their end.

Even if it starts the Mafia Wars.

*Blade of Iris is a full-length reverse harem novel in the dark and twisted Mafia Wars world.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, adult situations and sensitive content.

Desire after Dark #amreading

Your favorite new book boyfriends were too sexy for Amazon to handle.

They’re sorry for being late but they had to he their spankings first for their bad behavior 😈

Warning: we recommend reading these sexy stories after dark. Light-of-day reading may lead to blushing, flushing, and squirming that is difficult to explain to children, co-workers, and significant others.

Swoony heroes.

Sizzling chemistry.

Sweet kisses.

This and more awaits you in the Desire After Dark anthology, a collection that proves boys are better in books and desire really is better after dark.

Over twenty of your favorite authors have come together to bring you your next book boyfriend in the hot bad boys you can’t resist, the swoon-worthy heroes that will sweep you off your feet, and all the sexy studs you’ll meet between the pages.

You’ll find all your favorite tropes, ranging from steamy to downright scorching. This one amazing compilation will satisfy your craving for enemies to lovers, small town, second chance, sexy dark, sports, rom com, forbidden, age gap, friends to lovers, opposites attract, and many more!

Snuggle up and prepare to read all night… you won’t want to put this steamy contemporary collection down.

Authors in this set include: Em Petrova, Ellie Masters , S.M. West, Sarah Bale, Catherine Wiltcher, Heather Slade, Neya Wara, Morgan James, Rene Folsom, Hope Irving, Katherine Hastings, Ara Grigorian, Katana Collins, JB Heller, E.R. Whyte & Jennifer Hartmann, Zoe Forward, Jane Suen, D. D. Larsen, Ivy Wild, Anise Storm, Erin Osborne and C.N. Marie

Author L.A. Wayward #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author L.A. Wayward

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m a lover of dark romance, with an even darker edge of smut and taboo. I also love “I’ll hold your hand” romance books. It depends on my mood.
I love my stories with a whole lot of action, romance and lots of steam.
I try to write pull at your heartstrings books filled with scorching brooding Alpha men and badass women in search of a HEA.
Because let’s face it—who doesn’t like to spend their time fantasizing about hot guys?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

From the first moment I saw the movie Almost Famous I knew I wanted to be a writer. During my years at UVA I started writing for a music magazine and different music websites, and went on tour with a band for the last leg of their UK concerts. I got to interview countless bands, and spent most of my time going to concerts for free. For years I got to see, and interview some awesome artists and bands. I also got a job as a script reader for a movie production company, I even sold a treatment that never hit the big screen:) I’m a nomad and love to spend my time on the road, I traveled throughout my life with my parents, but after graduating University I bought a big backpack and embarked on an adventure around the world with my best friend. We spent months traveling through Asia, Australia, New-Zealand, Canada and ended the trip with an epic road trip through America. 

I had about three half-completed manuscripts and when I came home I knew I had to finish them. I published my first book Make It Burn in 2020 and spent 2021 reading and writing about six books that I hope to release in 2022. 

What was your inspiration for your current book?

I’m a sucker for a good dark romance novel. Ranger Danger is a little bit spicier than Make It Burn. I love forced proximity, instant lust/love books where the main MCs have to overcome their own demons. I believe there is someone out there just right for you, who brings out the best in you, and loves you for all your flaws and demons. Who likes you for you, not because of your job or how much money you have in the bank. Inspiration comes at random times for me, I always write my thoughts down to work on them later.

What are you working on now

I’m working on Thirst, a dark romance “touch her and you die” kind of book. The MC scares me shitless and sets my heart on fire. It’s going to be another quick read, that I really hope people will like. Writing is an adventure, it has brought me in contact with so many great writers, bloggers and bookstagrammers. My dream was for just one person to read my words, having so many people actually buying my books is mind-blowing. Every day I try to work harder, and make myself and the people around me proud. Success for me isn’t measured in how much money I make as long as I’m happy and healthy, can travel, am able to keep writing my stories, and give people an escape. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have a ton;) I can only write when music is blasting in my ears, mostly K-pop. I’m a chaotic mess, so I have to stick to a strict schedule. I usually start with social media and emails in the morning, and write the whole day. There are post-its everywhere with quotes or scenes I still have to write. When I’m in the zone everything around me disappears, I get obsessed and need to finish it even if it means I don’t get a lot of sleep or forget to eat.  

What are your hopes for the future?

My ultimate dream is to get a book in the Amazon top 100 list and an orange banner. I want to keep traveling the world, write more books, stay healthy, be at peace with myself, be a good friend and make myself and my family proud. We all have our dark days, but it’s what we do with adversity that makes all the difference. I just want to go with the flow, keep growing, keep changing, nothing lasts forever so I try to do a little better every day. Try to find happiness in the little things, happiness doesn’t mean having a lot of material things for me, as long as I can pay my bills I’m happy. I write about love every day, and I do hope there is someone special waiting to share a life with, to enjoy the little moments with. I’m really lucky though, I have a place to call home, friends and family I love and a little success with my books. I really want to go to an NBA game, a Liverpool match, and spend some time in Seoul. And I’m learning Korean at the moment, at a snail’s pace but I’m making process. It’s good to keep dreaming, and challenge yourself even if it scares you. And don’t compare yourself to others, everyone is on their own path, that’s what makes it beautiful. 

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

Just start writing, don’t compare yourself to others and read as much as you can. With every book you learn something new. It’s easy to get discouraged when you see people having more success than you. But you never know when your big break is going to come, keep going, keep growing and the rest will follow. And reach out to people, I’ve found everyone wants to help you along the way. Ask for help, or a little guidance and pay it forward. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much for reading my words and buying my books. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and TikTok. I love to interact with new readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you for giving me a chance and making my dream a reality, big virtual hug!  

Shale City: Child of Blood and Tears (A Punk Fairytale Book 2) by Dani Julian #amreading

Shale City: Child of Blood and Tears (A Punk Fairytale Book 2)

Fifteen years have passed since Ashe and his newborn daughter, Scarlett, fled the horrors of Shale City. They have spent those years in relative safety, and as Scarlett has flourished toward womanhood, so has her strange blend of fox and faun magic. As the years fall away, Ashe trains his daughter in the ways of bow and blade, of mosh pits and street fights, all the while forbidding her to use the abilities with which she has been gifted.

With a teenager’s willful spirit, Scarlett chooses just once to disobey, discovering too late that she cannot take back the events she sets in motion, nor the grief they bring. Soon, the pair find themselves back on the road, hunted by forces they were so sure they had escaped.

Now, hiding out with her father in the shabby port of Irontide, a town infested with criminals, hooligans, and skags of every race, Scarlett must discover who she truly is…and the cost may well be higher than she ever imagined.

Written and richly illustrated by international bestselling storyteller Dani Julian and featuring more cover art by acclaimed concept artist Summer Dale, ‘SHALE CITY: Child of Blood and Tears’ is a gritty punk coming-of-age fairytale steeped in magic, blood, and the raw angst of growing up.

Author Rowan Thalia #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Rowan Thalia

First interview

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hello again Helle! Gosh it’s been forever since my first interview! I’m Rowan Thailia – Ro. First, I’m an author, I published my first novel  on February 14, 2019. 

I discovered very early on that I loved writing. Poetry was my first love and form of expression. I’ve written poems since I was sixteen and have quite the collection by now! Some of them you can find in my poetry novella, Deep in the Ro.

I’ve always been an avid reader and writer of short stories. My favorite author of all time is Anne Rice. In fact my pen name stems from one of her characters, Rowan, from The Witching Hour.

It wasn’t until 2018 that I decided to push through and write a full-length novel. I started Binding Rayne (which went through several title changes at first) but struggled with the direction. In the middle of the first draft, I happened upon the reverse-harem book community on facebook. The complicated romances rooted in my author heart and before long my book took on a new direction.  The Keepers of the Talisman trilogy was born!

Thank you for all of the support and love that you’ve shown toward my book babies so far, Helle, I hope to keep surprising you with bigger and better projects!

What has happened work wise since our last interview?

Since our first interview, I have written and published  many more reverse-harem romance novels, most of them paranormal in genre. Never to be one to sit idle, I opened a second pen name – R. Thalia . With this name, I began the journey of writing my first (non-romance) paranormal thriller, Song of Bones which I hope to publish in March.

Covid hit, and I backslid into depression for a while, but I came out fighting. I began a rewrite of my second series, The Soldiers of Blood and Ruin. At first, I thought to work through a quick edit, but realized I wanted to do more with the series – expand it – so I began the long road to reimagining the series. I just finished book one, Renegades Exiled (formerly Rox’s Renegades) and I can’t be happier! I’ve given Rox a deeper backstory and developed the plot and characters more than the first go around, even if you’ve read the first novel – I highly suggest you pick up the twe one. Renegades Exiled drops January 15!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Which one? Ha! I’m working on several projects right now. The biggest one is Soldiers of Blood and Ruin, so I’ll talk about that one. I’ve always been a fan of vampire novels – cue my Anne Rice obsession. Before writing this series, I read a dystopian novel and it got my mind spinning – what if I combined the two? This was right after finishing my first book, Binding Rayne in 2018. Anyway, I sat down and plotted/wrote the first ten chapters of this series in a weekend. The rest is history! Rox and her team were born. I mixed my love of vampires, dystopian, and zombies all together in one sexy package.

What are you working on now?

After finishing Renegades Exiled, I am working on four projects:
Renegades Mission: Book Two of Soldiers of Blood and Ruin
Juniper’s Trial: The final book of The Academy of Elite – Cowritten with Jarica James
Song of Bones – A thriller standalone under my non-romance pen, R. Thalia
Death Knell – a PNR RH Romance Co-written with Darcy Ray

Do you have any quirks while working?

Hmm. This is a good question. I think my biggest quirk is my need to see photos of everything I’ve imagined. I spend a lot of time searching pinterest and other sites finding the right images to go with what is in my head. Other than that – I’m needy. My poor alpha group can attest. Thankfully I’ve got people all around the world, so someone is always available in our chat- haha!

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to get back on a regular schedule with my writing. In a perfect world, I’ll be publishing a book for each pen name at least bi-monthly. I’d also love to go back and get my Master’s in teaching – but that’s a long way away right now.

What have you learned about publishing since our first interview?

Gosh, I’ve learned so much. When you first interviewed me I had people helping me with the process – a small publishing house. Since then I’ve separated from the publisher and set out on my own. Both Deafening Silence and Last Chance Diner were self-published. The reason for rewriting my two first series is that I’ve gotten the rights back from the publisher and I will be putting them on my own account. The entire process is so intricate and it helps to know people. The most important advice I can give to new indie authors is – make friends with several editors and cover designers. Besides that, gather a small squad of beta/a;pha readers that will stick with you. Most of mine have been with me the entire three years and I couldn’t be more grateful. Shout out to my Shiver Squad!!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To my followers – Thank you so much for hanging in with me for the last three years. I came into the writing community rapid-releasing six books in a year. Since then, I’ve slowed down – but you haven’t turned away from me and I appreciate you! I love every comment, message, and recommendation I see out there. Stick with me, I promise I have more in store!!  Hugs, love and dicks – Ro  ❤

Pre-Order Renegades Exiled (Soldiers of Blood and Ruin Book 1) by @RowanThalia

Renegades Exiled (Soldiers of Blood and Ruin Book 1)

BioWar, World War III

Sixty years ago, the first shot was fired.

In the last ten years, our country has fallen. Chemical agents dropped mercilessly on friend and foe alike have created two new humanoid species and the world population has been reduced to small colonies of humans fighting against them to survive.

Out on a routine patrol, my team and I run into the worst kind of trouble. Branded and left for dead by our superiors, we form bonds that cannot be broken and find asylum with the enemy.

Seeking knowledge, my team of four and I race across the wasteland for the one thing that can give us answers: a sample of untainted DNA. Fighting zombies, mutants, and our own transformation. Aligned with vampires and on the run… We thought things couldn’t get worse until a hidden threat finds me.

When conspiracy is the norm, who can I trust?

The war is not over. The fight between the species has just begun.

Pre-Order Crown of Stars by K.A. Knight #amreading

Crown of Stars

The Crown Princess of Zyria was born to wear the crown….but what if she wants more?

My life was organised since birth until the carefully constructed plans exploded like a supernova. The lick of flames began when I decided to sacrifice myself for my planet and my people.

Abducted into the stars I dreamed of, I have no choice but to embrace the part of me I have always hidden—the fighter, the warrior, and the imperfect, crass woman who doesn’t resemble the impeccable princess I am expected to be. Instead of using my silver tongue to fight my battles, I now hold true weapons, and for the first time since the crown was placed on my head, I feel whole.

Evil is flooding the galaxy, and for some reason, destiny has chosen me to stop it. The only problem is, I don’t know how. Luckily, I meet some men along the way who are willing to follow me on this mission. If the king could see me now, draped in leather and wielding pistols and knives rather than wearing ballgowns and reading old scrolls, he would collapse onto his golden throne.

Now, I fight my way across the cosmos to try and stop the destruction of everything we know.

I was ready to give up my life, my future, and my body, but I never expected to lose my heart along the way.

Stars, don’t let me fail now.

*Please Note: This book contains explicit content and darker elements, including mature language and violence. It is not intended for anyone under 18 years of age. Crown of Stars is a Reverse Harem read complete with a HEA.*

Preorder Lakeborn by @VictoriaLarque #amreading

Eyes as deep as the bottom of her lake. A heart as wide and alive as the forest surrounding it. A voice as soft as the wind rustling through trees and as melodic as waves on pebbled ground. A power that is rooted within her very soul, the soul of her lake. She passes time flipping stones and dipping her toes. She has never asked for anything but peace. This is her lake. The lake of dreams, the lake of truth, the lake of life. And she will do anything to defend it.

Coming January 25th
Coming January 25th

Watch the book trailer on YouTube