Author Eva Brandt #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m 32, I’m Romanian, and as my bio says, I love tea, anime, and I’m a romance fanatic. I especially love the fantasy and paranormal genres, although I won’t say no to a sexy contemporary from time to time.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I haven’t always wanted to become an author, no, mostly because I didn’t consider it an option. In my country, the publishing industry is very weak and it’s impossible to make a living out of writing. I’m actually a Political Science graduate, although I never did anything with my degree since I took up writing instead.

Basically, it was a lot of right circumstances that brought me to this place. I was always excellent at foreign languages and especially English and because I liked it so much, I ended up doing all my classes, even my superior education, in English and reading all my fiction in English. From there, it was only a small leap.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series, The Academy of the Devil, is inspired a lot of my own experiences. The main character is an epileptic like me and the tribulations she suffers through are similar to what I’ve gone through in the past. Granted, I was never bullied to the point of having seizures, but I never went to a demonic school either.

The Academy of the Devil itself – as a building – is also loosely based on a Romanian castle, the Corvinesti Castle, which I like very much. For foreign readers, it’s the same place where the horror movie The Nun was filmed.

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What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m wrapping up Academy of the Devil. After that I’ll be working on Enchanted Damnation, book 4 of my Accursed series. It’s an ambitious project because it has a historical vibe and I’m doing a lot of research into the Roman empire and stuff like that. But writing wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t interesting and always the same.

While I’m working on Accursed 4, I’m also starting work on a new sci-fi academy series. I can’t say too much about that right now, since the cover reveal will be in my group in a few days.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

While I’m writing, I like to listen to epic music or Japanese music. It’s particularly inspiring for battles, confrontations or dramatic scenes. Did I mention I love writing grand scale confrontations? Because I do.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are pretty simple. To be able to keep writing for the rest of my life. To continue to share my stories with my readership. If I’m healthy enough, I fully intend to do that.

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

Publishing is tough right now. You need to think about what your target is and if you want to turn it into a full time career, be aware that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 99% of the time, you won’t manage to succeed outright. You’ll have to spend on covers, especially if you’re not good at Photoshop, and you’ll get frustrated when you won’t make your money back. You’ll end up spending on NL services or ads and feel frustrated when you don’t see results. Don’t give up. Adapt. Study your market. Learn from what other authors are doing. Follow the market trends. Polish your blurbs. Get social. It takes a lot of time and effort, but you’ll see improvement.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for picking up my books! I hope you enjoy my particular brand of insanity! I love writing crazy stuff and I’ve decided, now that I’m in my 30s, to see how crazy I can make my books 🙂 Join me in my FB group and tell what insanity you’d like to see in the future. I always love to hear from my readers.

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Author Elle Middaugh #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hey! My name is Elle Middaugh, I’m a USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance—including reverse harem!
I’m a wife, and a mother of three crazy kids (plus two cats lol). I like hot tea and sweet red wine, and curling up with a good book—especially a steamy one!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

As a child I had an infinite number of ‘dream jobs’ lol From being a paleontologist or a marine biologist, to being a nurse or a teacher. By the time college rolled around, though, I decided to major in English education with a minor in creative writing (because I knew I loved writings stories, but I honestly didn’t think it’d be a very ‘practical’ career choice. It was too exclusive. Too elite.). Due to medical reasons, I was forced to withdraw from my courses. But thanks to indie publishing, I was able to make my actual dream—of becoming a published author—a reality.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve been reading the RH genre for a couple years now, and LOVING it, but it never occurred to me that I could write a book like that for myself until just recently. When I first started publishing in 2016, I was on a more YA/NA track. But paranormal romance has always been my passion, and the steamier the better lol so I’ve been gradually switching over into hotter waters.
My current series is: Storms of Blackwood. And my newest novel is the first book in that series, Taken by Storm.
I loved the idea of gods (thanks to Curse of the Gods—I LOVE that series), and I liked the idea of a snarky heroine who wasn’t just inherently born with powers. It was sheer luck that she ended up with power at all. And I wanted her to have an unusual pet, and that’s how Speedy—a SLOTH—was born lol
This book is my favorite so far, and I hope that it shines through in my writing!

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on book 2 in the Storms of Blackwood Series, Stormy Nights! It’s a bit darker than the first book, but hopefully just as exciting!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I sort of do lol

I get easily distracted, and I’m a bit of a perfectionist. So if I’m looking at the page, and there’s a typo or an extra space or a word that doesn’t flow right with the rest of the sentence, then I’ll drive myself crazy fixing each and every bit… and at the end of the hour, I’ll only have like 100 words written. Obviously, that’s no way to finish a novel in any practical amount of time.
So, sometimes I’ll BLINDFOLD myself. Hahaha! It sounds crazy, right? But I’ve found that if I don’t look, just put my fingers to the keys, and allow my brain to just kinda vomit words out, without care of how pretty or perfect they are, then I’m able to get SO MUCH more of the story out SO MUCH faster. It’s not very pretty afterward (LOL) but I at least have a completed chapter or entire book that I can work with, rather than just a few paragraphs 😊 “You can edit an ugly manuscript, but you can’t edit a blank page.”

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What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes and aspirations are huge! I want to be one of the biggest names in indie publishing. I want my books to be read all over the world. I want to be a household name. I want to constantly improve in my craft, and constantly strive to be a better person. I want to prove to my kids, my family, my friends, my enemies, total strangers, etc. that you can do ANYTHING you put your mind to, no matter how impossible people think it is.

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

I wish I did. I may have been in this game for three years, but I still feel like there’s an infinite amount of learning to be done. I made mistakes, and wasted a shit-ton of money…

I guess my advice would be:

A) Skip the courses (you don’t need them. All they’ll do is drain your bank account and make you doubt your own unique style of writing).

B) Get that first draft written as quickly as possible (even if you have to blindfold yourself lol).

C) Don’t skimp on covers (people really DO judge a book by its cover. And even some of the “professional” designers out there are not all that good. Take your time and understand that you get what you pay for).

D) THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT: Never give up.
You know that saying “it’s always the last place you look”? Well, that’s because you never stop searching until you find the missing thing. I think that’s how success in ANYTHING is. As long as you keep at it, do your very best, make conscious decisions, and keep your goals at the forefront of your mind, you’ll find whatever you’re looking for. Stay positive. Your mind is a powerful, POWERFUL thing. It can shift your life without you even realizing it.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

THANK YOU! You’re amazing! I’m so grateful that you read my words and love my stories, characters, and worlds! It’s an absolute dream come true, and it could never have happened without your support! I hope you’ll be with me for the long haul, because I don’t plan on giving this up anytime soon. Xoxo

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Author K. Margaret #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself.

My name is K. Margaret and I write dark fantasy, paranormal romance, and reverse harem. I have a love for all things demons and I’m pretty sure if anyone is tracking my search history on my computer they are worried about my sanity. Other than my love of writing, I have two obsessions in my life; coffee and football. The one day of the week I refuse to write is Sundays because football is on.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I didn’t. Growing up I wanted to build houses. It wasn’t until I was in my early twenties that I discovered my love for storytelling. It didn’t even start off as writing, my best friend and I would sit late at night, drinking coffee and make-up stories. One day I decided to start putting them down on paper and realized I wanted to do more than just tell them, I wanted to create more worlds and more voices and share them with people who would love the worlds as much as I did.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently working on two series right now. The one I write with my co-author, Dagmar Avery, was inspired by our love for unusual places rich with history, and legends and stories of the fae. We love being able to take well known places and legends and create a new story for them.

Dark Dreams, the series I am writing one my own, is inspired by my love for mythology and demons. I am a big lover of research, so when I start researching one idea, it will inspire a hundred others.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on book four, the final book of the Dank Court series, Queen of Monsters, with Dagmar Avery. As well as finishing up Lost Dreams, a novel that is part of my Dark Dreams series.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m not sure if it is really a quirk, but I forget everything around me when I write. I forget to eat and drink. I get sucked in the writing vortex. Only thing that can pull me out is sound. I have to have complete quiet while writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to continue to do what I love and get to continue to share my crazy worlds and characters with my readers.

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

Not everyone has to love your writing, not everyone has to buy your books. If you touch one reader with your words, then it’s the best feeling in the world. Just believe in yourself and your voice.

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Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Thank you. I seriously can’t even express how amazing it is to have people come up to me and tell me how much they have enjoyed something I’ve written. It’s a fan girl moment for me, because some days I still can’t believe there are people out there not actually related to me that want to read my stories. So, thank you. Thank you for reading, thank you for reviewing, thank you for taking a chance on me.

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#Preorder Expendable by Adell Ryan

Expendable: A Reverse Harem Romance (Her Reverse Genus Book 4) by Adell Ryan

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Less than a month has passed since I was unexpectedly torn away from my ordinary life. From that moment on, our group has been plagued by one horrible event after another. Quite frankly, I’m sick and tired of always being the passive victim. When they involve the people closest to me… that’s where I draw the line.
This time they took someone from us, and hoping to pull off a gutsy rescue, I intend on giving The Program exactly what they want…
Me.
Not only will I be leaving my four companions behind, but I’ll be fraternizing with the enemy. Rumor has it, we may have an unexpected ally, and I’m determined to figure out his modus operandi at any cost — especially if it means getting the intel and support we need.
The risk is huge. One thing is for sure though: if they think we’re expendable to their coveted “Program,” they’re in for a rude awakening.
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In 2045, while the world isn’t terribly different, human rights are. Our heroines and heroes in Her Reverse Genus find themselves thrust into one unfortunate event after another where they’re forced to explore varying degrees of highly triggering topics that some readers may find difficult to read.

Time for a New-Release Event of EPIC proportions…

Build your TBR and support reverse harem Indie with some never-before-heard-of new authors and releases!

Thursday, August 29th

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Author Kat Quinn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Oh, gosh, I’m terrible at this. My author bio is legit biscuits and crazy, so I suppose I should mention that I’m straight up kookie-dukes. On top of being an author, I’m also an artist and blame most of my quirks on an excess of imagination. And narcolepsy!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Nope! Like all things in my life, I seem to have just stumbled blindly into it on a whim and am having a blast. True story, I legit wanted to be a fire truck when I was a kid and don’t think I’ve ever come up with anything better than that, since. Curse and blessing of the multipotentialite, eh? The good news is, since I’ve had a HUGE list of jobs and interests over the years, I’ve already got a lot of background knowledge for character building!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I literally have no idea. I was actually in the middle of outlining a RH about griffin shifters, when Dizzy and her men very suddenly came crashing into my life and demanded I listen to them. Since meeting them, I’ve been introduced to a couple dozen characters that live inside the same universe and have inter-connected stories, so it’s been one heck of a ride!

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What are you working on now?

Oy. I’m not sure. Logic tells me I SHOULD be working on book two of the Disaster Zone Jones trilogy, but Whisper, a connected character, has been tempting me. So has Danika. And I’ve got a half-finished ménage short that I kind of want to release as a sort of mental palette cleanser. Plus, my “main hustle” is as a youtuber and artist, so there’s always a ton of stuff to do for that. Moral of the story? I’m doing a lot of stuff, but it’s all gonna get done!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I actually run a FB group called the RH author’s accountabiliteam challenge where we set goals each week and if they aren’t met, we have to do punishments. So far, I’ve never failed, but there have been a couple of close calls. How did I force myself to overcome? Aside from just being personally too stubborn and competitive to lose, I bribed myself! I’ll often sit with a bucket of raisinettes or a bowl of popcorn or something like that and only allow myself to snack once every hundred words or so. When the words are being terrible and refusing to flow? This works a treat!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to meet a couple of milestones. I already made someone cry, so that’s like big #goals there, too, but I think I’d also like someone to say I’m their favorite author at some point. And I’d like to generate enough interest in my writing that it becomes a self-sustaining lifestyle. Currently, I am my own writer, editor, illustrator, cover artist, book formatter, and social media team because I honestly can’t afford to pay anyone to do these things. If the books generate enough profit to make it so I can hire an editor, cover artist, and PA, I’d be able to focus more on getting the stories out even quicker. And given the 30 other ideas in my writing folder right now? That would be fantabulastic.

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

Do it. Don’t not do it. You WILL fail. You’re going to fuck up so hard on your first book, and probably the next couple after that as well. DON’T LET THAT STOP YOU. It will never be perfect, and at some point you have to accept that you’ve done the best you can right now and use the experience to learn and grow the next time. But that first step? The first step is just doing it. I know it’s scary, but I also completely know that you have greatness inside of you that someone else has been waiting their whole life for you to share.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on someone you may not have heard of yet, on a book about a character whose first name is literally Disaster (full name Disaster Zone Jones). You didn’t have to, and yet you did anyway! That’s amazing, and you’re a total rock star! I hope we get to grow and watch this world expand together for years to come. Thank you for telling people about “I’m Cursed,” gushing to me about your theories, sharing pics of your pets in the reader group, and being an endless source of inspiration and enthusiasm. It’s honestly one of the biggest things that helped me write this first book, and has kept me excited to write the many to follow. I love you, be kind to yourself. 🖤

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Author J.R. Thorn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a reverse harem author and I have an unhealthy obsession with magical tattoos—and hot guys who are assholes that need to be tamed!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always written and been creative in many forms of art and had work published before I was 10. I always knew I’d be an author but I never knew it would become a life passion and a full-time career.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I didn’t enjoy my college experience. When I first saw that academy was making a comeback, I took it as an opportunity to tell a college story that I wanted to tell. Friends I wanted to make and challenges to overcome made it an entirely new college experience—plus there are demigods, vampires, and a plethora of other supernaturals that just make life better!

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What are you working on now?

I have two pen names, so I’m working on another academy on my other name, which I won’t reveal here, and I am also working on the sequel to Fortune Academy as well. I typically have two projects going on at the same time and between my two pen names I publish a book a month. I stay busy

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m easily distracted so I have noise-canceling headphones and I need to face a wall to write so all I can see are my words. It’s like immersing myself in a creative bubble. I do have prints of my books on the wall to give me something to glance at though that inspires me to keep going!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’m having my first baby in 3 months, so I hope to be a good mother and that she will love books as much as I do! I also have a plan to maintain my writing schedule. I know other authors who have children and still publish a book a month, so if they can do it then I know I can too.

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

Read indie bestseller books ranked 10k or better in the amazon store and understand what makes them special, then put your own spin on that niche and make it even better.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I feel like the growth of my storytelling skill has improved in the past 8 books I’ve written in my Blood Stone Universe and I want to thank my Thornies who have been with me from the beginning, as well as the new Thornies who still enjoy my older works! Love all of you guys.

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Jenée Robinson PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Not only am I a PA, but a wife and mother and author.

I love all things Supernatural, Harry Potter and Captain America.

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How long have you been a PA?

I’ve been a PA for over a year now

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Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Yes, I wanted to learn all areas of the author world.

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What do you do as a PA?

Each of my authors have different needs, I do whatever they need. From formatting, making teasers, promos, running their groups, and much more!

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I’m a perfectionist, so I ask for approval 🤷🏻‍♀️

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What are your hopes for the future?

Best selling author

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Listen to your author but suggest as well! Sometimes they need a new prospective.

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I have room for 1 or 2 more authors.

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods – Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno #newrelease

Did you know that you need dino shifters in your life? I didn’t. Now I can’t live without them.

The books goes live tomorrow.

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods

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The next matriarch has been chosen. . .

Sage has never wanted anything other than the freedom to live her own life, but when she is chosen as the next Matriarch of her people, everything changes. Sent on a journey to pass the tests of her ancestors, Sage must find her place in this world even though she doesn’t know if she believes in the very spirits who chose her for the position.

As if her life isn’t complicated enough, she finds herself on the run with a pack of raptor shifters. Sage’s newfound allies are dangerous predators but the attraction she feels to them is undeniable.

With a new threat to the peninsula, Sage has her work cut out for her. No one said being the Matriarch would be easy.

Can she make it back to her people with her body–and her heart–in tact? Can she stop the traders who threaten her very way of life?

With Kishil, Talon, and Elu at her side, maybe she can . . .

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*This is a reverse harem #whychoose romance set in the dinoverse. Due to steamy dinoshifters this story is not suitable for anyone under 18.

*M/M content

*The heroine has multiple love interests and does not have to choose.

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Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno

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Rowena Wickham only wanted one thing: freedom. But the Wild West is a brutal place filled with dinosaurs and outlaws. With no other option, Rowena became one of the very outlaws the West is ran by, and she made her own mark on the world.

With too many mouths to feed in her crew, the Free Outlaws, Rowena has no choice but to hit something big, the place that was rumored to be equal between dinosaurs and humans alike, Embertown. She never expected the bank owner to be a tyrannosaurus rex. She certainly never expected the same of the Sheriff.

But Rowena has a bigger problem. Not only is she dangerously attracted to the men she plans to rob, but Les ‘The Croc’ Chambers is headed towards Embertown, and Ro will do anything to escape his claws.

Rowena just has to rob the bank under the clever noses of Sheriff Bennett and Virgil King, and skip town before they notice.

Easier said than done.

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**Rexes & Robbers is a ménage book within the Dinoverse and includes a tough outlaw and some sexy tyrannosaurus rex shifters. If bank robbery isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Ro has you covered. **

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Author KC Morgan #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi Y’all! (Yes I’m southern)y name is KC Morgan and I am a brand new author. When I’m not lost in the world of books, I can be found chasing after my two amazing kiddos. I have a son who is 9 and does martial arts with me (he does jujitsu, I do kickboxing) and my little girl is 6 am9d was born with CHD. She is my little hero and an amazingly strong heart warrior. I have more pets than I want to admit and I love to paint as well, mostly abstracts.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

When I was little, 5th grade, I wrote my first story. It was for an english assignment and while most of the class just wrote a quick tale, I made a whole chapter book with pictures. So I guess it started for me even back then amd continued into high school with poetry and short stories. But I lost the drive somewhere along the way and it was only this year that I decided to try again.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love sci-fi, always have amd I have recently read so many amazing books in that genre that I wanted to try it, even if no one but me ever reads it.

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My first book, The Indarian’s Ghost, is scheduled to release this month and I am already beginning a spin off from the same universe. I am also working on a Halloween anthology story and a dark dystopian rh.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Music. I plug in my headphones and tune in to my rock playlist. For each different type of scene I write, I correlate it with a different song. So if I am writing a fight scene, its heavy and hard, love scene, slow and sweet or hot and hard depending on the type.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Hopes for the future….that’s a tough one. I guess I would say that I hope that people enjoy my books and that I can write the kind of stories people will remember and want to read again.

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Don’t do it alone. I don’t mean hire a publisher, but at least join an author help group where you can find answers or advice. Also, a PA helps, so much with all the extra things that come with publishing a book. There is so much more to it than just writing a story.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you all and I am so grateful for your support. I love the world of books and I am so glad that I can share my dreams with all of you.

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Where The Blue Thorns Grow by Maya Riley #newrelease

Where The Blue Thorns Grow by Maya Riley

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What do you do, when everything you’ve ever known disappears in the blink of an eye?

As children, my twin brother and I read about a mountain range called the Carbolitas. It was the only place in the world that had these blue thorned flowers. We made it our life’s dream to make it to the top and see these strange and rare flowers. Until, I watched my twin brother, Clif, fall 4,000 feet to his death during a climbing trip gone wrong.

After Clif passed, I decided I was going to achieve our dream, even if it killed me. Lucky for me, I had a team of guys who’s sole focus was to keep us all safe.

We are going to do whatever it takes to make it to the place where the blue thorns grow, no matter what.

*18+ reverse harem standalone contemporary romance

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