Author Leann Ryans #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a wife and mother of three. I’ve always been an avid reader and I have a wide range of tastes though a good majority of what I read now is romance. I grew up on Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey.
Nicky Charles was the first romance author I read, and I didn’t actually realize at the time that it was romance. It was a werewolf story, and I quickly devoured the entire series. It’s one of the few books I will read more than once.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I used to say I wished I could do something with books, but being an author never even crossed my mind. I liked to read, but never really tried writing anything until The Omega Prize.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently working on the third book in my Alpha Barbarians series. The whole thing started from a prompt posted in Merel Pierce’s group “It was colder than she expected…”
I wrote a short story from that and posted it to Wattpad, and people kept begging me to continue it, so I would write a chapter between working on other projects. Once I hit about 8 chapters I decided I was going to have to go ahead and finish the story😅
Books two and three came because the men I introduced in the first book just had to have a story of their own, and the same with characters in the second. I don’t see it ending anytime soon!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think I have any. I don’t use music like a lot of authors, and I don’t need to be alone to write or I’d have never finished anything 😅

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to continue getting better. I’ve almost been published a year now, and I managed to put out 12 stories, though some were short. I’m just hoping to continue and hopefully get more reviews so I know which direction to go.

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

Go for it and don’t be afraid to ask questions! There are tons of us that are willing to help if you need it. It’s a lot more work than I expected at first, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it all, and don’t let money hold you back. I published my first book without spending a cent, used the money I made from it to invest back into it and the next two and kept building from there.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

My readers have no idea how much I appreciate them! I never expected to get this far. Even a year ago, I never thought I’d even sell 100 books. I can’t say how much each review means to me, and they have inspired me to never quit.

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Author Clairissa SinClair #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live on the nature coast of Western Florida. The Gulf of Mexico runs through my yard so we have manatees and dolphins and sharks. I work at the local police station during the day.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes! I have always loved writing and illustrating books.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My latest short story was inspired by one of my oldest and dearest friends. He gave me the idea and I ran with it

What are you working on now?

I am working on a dystopian/EOTWAWKI book that was inspired by watching too many episodes of naked and afraid. The man always talks a big game and taps out three days in. The woman’s quiet strength gets her through 21days all by herself. I have a very strong female heroine who keeps her RH alive.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I require coffee. Hit with cream only and the company big my Chihuahua, Gizmo.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to find a publisher to work with and see my books in the shelf at the local library.

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

Don’t give up. A journey if 50 thousand words starts with a single keystroke.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I would love to hear your thoughts on my books. It is an honor to hear from you!

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Pre-order and Cover Reveal of the Blooming Courts by Poppy Woods and Kendra Moreno

Kendra Moreno and Poppy Woods have been sneakily working on a secret project. A HUGE secret project. The best part is, the entire series is up for preorder RIGHT NOW! They will be releasing one book per month starting in February. Is this the series for you? Yes, yes, it is.
Do you like high fantasy?
Fae?
Large harems?
Fast burn but slow build harems?
Series with 5 books?
Exactly . . . So without further ado, please meet Ila Sylstina

A deadly disease has spread through the Blooming Courts of Tuatha.

The louloudi are meant to flourish for a thousand years before they return to the Earth. Death has been a distant foe for so long, no one spares it any thought. Until now. As sickness sweeps through the kingdom, with the cure always just out of reach, the courts have never been filled with so many blossoms. Even in death, they breathe life.

Ila Slystina has been raised in the confines of the Orchidasi Kingdom, wanting for nothing, hidden away like some sparkling treasure, but she dreams of so much more. When she’s caught returning from a forbidden trip, her mother, the Orchidasi Queen, punishes her the only way she sees fit.

Ila is sent on her season far earlier than she should be. Now, she’s being paraded through the twelve courts like a prized cow and she wants nothing more than to escape.

Her mother wants her to collect power.
But Ila finds herself collecting hearts instead.

With death surrounding her on every side, and new dangers sprouting up at every turn, can Ila learn to balance the mischief that sings in her soul with her duty to her people?

After all, the courts aren’t the only things that must bloom . . .

Resurrect (releasing Feb 25th)

Sprout (releasing March 31st)

Flourish (releasing April 28th)

Emerge (releasing May 26th)

Blossom (releasing June 30th)

Author Grace McGinty #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Grace McGinty and I am a romance author from Australia. I moonlight as a librarian during the day, delivering books to retired nuns. This always amuses me… if only they knew, right?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be an author, ever since I was a small child. I wrote a story when I was 6 about a ghost in a cave, and that was it for me. I was hooked.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current book is the second in a vampire cozy mystery series. Newly Undead in Dark River came up because I was laughing with my friends about travelling solo and ending up dead in a ditch. And I said, “it has to be better than Undead in a ditch, right?”
The rest is history!

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the sequel to Newly Undead in Dark River, and also a spin-off of my debut series the Hell’s Redemption series. The characters are being noisy in my head and refused to wait their turn!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm writing quirks. I can only write to music, but that’s part necessity because my household is LOUD! But as a result, most of my books have accidental soundtracks.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to make enough money writing that I can retire young, get one of my books optioned into a movie and take baths in $100 bills. But mostly I’d be happy if people continued to read and like my books. It makes me happy when readers message me and say WHAT THE HELL?! I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW!

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

My advice to new authors is to find a writing buddy! There’s plenty of other new authors (or seasoned authors) that would love to connect with you. When you have a writing buddy who shares your passion, it spurs you on, holds you accountable, soothes your hurts and worries. They are worth their weight in rare antique books!

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Gah, if you get me started on my Readers, this will turn into a gush feat. Seriously, the readers are the reason we write. They encourage us to take the leap, to try new things no matter how scary. They make all the long nights, frustrations, bad reviews, and lack of social life totally worth it. To my readers, I love you all! 🖤

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Author Laurel Skye #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a a relevantly new reverse harem indie author. I am a mom, I work full time and I’m married. I love all animals and am basically a chameleon myself. I get along with everyone and I don’t have just one style. Though the pink hair is my jam.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I haven’t wanted to be one necessarily. I wrote a lot in school and lost a novel I had been working on through my moms divorce my senior year of high school. I wrote a ton on poems and sonnets but never did anything with them. Fast forward 12 years later and here we are!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve always had an obsession with fire and the paranormal. My inspiration came from seeing other indie authors doing their own thing and loving it. I was looking for a creative outlet so I started writing down my dreams I was having. I have a lot of vivid dreams! So I have loads of ideas for the future.

What are you working on now?

I’ve remastered my first book along with my rebrand to show what the book really means to me. Poured my heart into it even harder than I did before. So it will be published on 2/14/20.
I have three books planned an they should all be out before May 2020. Then I have my co-write, which I’m stoked about!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to be in the zone to get a good flow going. Headphones and a good dubstep song and I’m on it! It’s hard to get a good roll going when your being mauled by tiny humans.

What are your hopes for the future?

Like any author I want my works to be read and let word of mouth catch fire. Of course there’s the long stretch of getting it on Netflix or even be picked up by a publishing house. That’s extremely intimidating and exciting to think about.

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

Write it. Worry about the rest later. It’s easy to be distracted by all of the other things to do with marketing and promotions. Words can get lost with behind the scene work. Just write.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

THANK YOU! Thank you for taking interest in the crazy world I created and for falling in love with the characters. Your support, reviews, recommendations and personal messages mean so much!

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Author Penelope Woods #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself


Hi, everyone! I’m Penelope Woods, a dark romance author.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes, from the beginning, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a writer. I started with erotica, but I always had a hankering for darker sci-fi, so I decided to blend the two in my own unique way.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


Oh my gosh! Well, for starters, I’m a big rom-com gal. I’m also a huge horror and sci-fi nerd. I LOVE aliens, strong men, and scenes that make your heart pound!


What are you working on now?


My newest novel His Hostage is up for pre-order on Amazon right now, actually. It’s a dark contemporary romance. After that, I have a few sci-fi novels coming out in February.


Do you have any quirks while writing?


I’m full of quirks, but when I’m writing, I’m fairly focused. Well, except for when I’m mindlessly browsing facebook LOL.


What are your hopes for the future?


I can only hope the world mends itself. I want everyone to find love and happiness in their lifetimes.


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


Write your first book! Write your second. Write your third. When you’re absolutely sure you can’t write another book, write a fourth. You are unstoppable, and you will conquer your dreams!


Do you have anything to say to your readers?


Thank you for becoming a new fan. It means the world to me. And, please, stay in touch! Send me an email every now and then.

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Author Harpie Alexander #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I love to read and write, and watch the t.v. Anything paranormal, science fiction and fantasy. I love thrillers too, but I’m also a scaredy cat and have to cover my eyes and ears during certain scenes. My husband pokes fun at me. I have several pets that I adore, they are my children. That’s about it. I live a rather boring life, but then again, they do say that if you are a book reader you live a thousands lives! I started writing last year in 2019, completely out of the blue without any training or instruction. Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted to write a story and share it with the world.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have not always wanted to be an author. I read so many novels that I was running out of things to read. I’m picky, and sometimes it takes me awhile to finally say “alright lets get this a try.” I was freaking out. No lie. When you go from reading one to two novels a day to spending one to two hours selecting a book to read it becomes insane. THAT was what inspired me to write. I knew I couldn’t be the only one that struggled with this and I wanted to be a part of the solution.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My very first book, Ay’Kea’Terran Mates, was originally supposed to be a tragic short sci-fi romance where both loves die. If you have read Aykeetan’s story (that’s book one), it might come as a complete shocker to know that the original version is so much different, than what it is now. I still want to write that, and get it out, because I think it’s so beautiful.

I was in a really dark time when I started writing, depression and anxiety hit me hard. And I wanted something that was just soul crushingly painful and heartbreaking, but also passionate at the same time, but after the advice of others I switched the story. No regrets (but I’m still going to write that other version… some day).

What are you working on now?

Right now, I am working on a million things but I appear to be a sucker and make awful choices. Instead of finishing a series my brain says, “lets start this one, and this one, and this one,” and does not shut off. I have 3 published works that are the first in their own series, but they are standalone series. By this I mean the story progresses in the background but each book can be read without the other. On top of that, I have a brand new series that is coming out later this year, that needs to be read in succession. I’m being very hush hush about it now, but if check around the first week of feb. 2020 you might see that I have written a short story in an anthology that is part of this series. I can’t say anything else about it now. Just keep your eyes open for it, I promise it’s soooo good.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks? What quirks? Just kidding. Just that I like to start new projects as often as I eat food. Stories swirl in my mind and my brain says, “This is a great idea…ooooh no one has done this yes…. oh? what would happen if we did…” And never quiets down.

What are your hopes for the future?

I started writing not knowing what to expect. I’m still finding my pace, and my place. It takes awhile, but my hopes are that I find my niche, and followers who simply can’t put my work down. That would be the ultimate blessing.

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

Advice for new people. Writing is NOT just writing. It’s marketing/advertising, social medial on several platforms.  Newletters, promotions, freebies/giveaways, finding teams of beta readers and arc reviewers, research, editing and designing. All of that. You can’t just do one. You can’t just write and say ok, let’s publish. That’s what I thought. I was wrong, and that’s ok because now I know.


Do you have anything to say to your readers?

One thing  I’d like to say to readers is that it is so important that you leave reviews. So important. Even if its just one word, unless you didn’t like it, then please, please, please tell us why. Simply “not my thing, ” is perfectly acceptable.  Leave a review, if it was amazing, ok, or just plain horrible. Authors rely on reviews to improve our work, and our sanity. Nothing is worse than publishing something and time flying by with not a single word on what people think. Thanks.


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Author Lilith Darville #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, let’s see . . . do you want the short or long version. LOL Some call me a maverick in motion, I’m an adventurous paranormal, RH and contemporary romance writer. My stories are guaranteed to make readers flush and blush. Even as a quirky youngster, writing love stories was paramount in my life—well above algebra and biology. Learning first hand that some love stories crash and burn while others ignite with everlasting fire, my romances are inspired by my enduring epic romance with my Hubster, whose ideas and collaboration have led to some of my greatest written works—as well as our most-prized achievement, our daughter, Kidlet.
In my spare time when I’m not in the writing cave, I enjoy reading (duh! 😂), singing, golfing, spending time with my family, and sparking a new verve for romance and life in each of my readers. I’m all about feeding those romance fantasies!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I can’t say when that became a conscious ambition; I just write and have done so for as long as I remember. Family lore has it I was printing stories as a toddler.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Gods, that’s another long story. Nutshell: I was in ICU with my husband, not sure if he’d survive, when the idea about how we’d meet in the afterlife came to me. You know, destined mates and all that. Well, by the time he was moved to the CCU, I had two destined mates. By the time he was discharged, I had four, and my Hubster looked like Joe Black (you know, the Brad Pitt movie), so yeah, a paranormal reverse harem with destined mates was born. fist pump

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the last book in the Sexy Sins Academy RH series and the first book in the Sexy Sins Prison RH series.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Many friends/family and a few readers will be vastly disappointed when they hear that I do NOT wear bondage gear (to write . . . um, what goes on in our bedroom stays in our bedroom 😜), and Hubster refuses to do the bobbing package striptease no matter how much I plead! I write in my Hubster’s recliner with noise canceling headphones while Hubster watches CNN. (Yes, indeed; daytime use of the recliner was the trade-off for enduring endless hours of CNN woman power.) I generally wear sweats if I get out of my PJs at all since I gave up the corporate job to write romance full time. I’m experimenting with listening to music while I craft my sex scenes. That’s about as quirky as I get unless you ask me to tell my inspirational “pretty flogger” story. evil grin

What are your hopes for the future?

Almost losing my husband gives me a whole new perspective on life, so in addition to my ardent wish for things like world peace, I hope to give and get joy from life every single one of my remaining days on this planet. Oh, and I hope my Sexy Sins Academy series is a hit with readers! fingers crossed

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

Listen to and take advice from successful peers/mentors, who have already made all the stupid mistakes you’ll repeat unless you listen and learn. Stay the course. Don’t give up. Learn your craft. Learn your process. One of the best things I ever did was taking Becca Syme’s Write Better Faster course and learning my own personal writing process. Find your tribe and be a good friend. Pay it forward. That about covers it. 🙂

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We all love our readers; we wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t. BUT . . . my readers are special to me on a whole different level. When my Hubster fell ill, I let my readers know why I had to adjust my publishing schedule and just generally bled out some of my pain in my newsletter and in my wonderful Facebook reader group. I treasured the notes and posts of encouragement; they kept me going through some of the darker times. Their faith and the joy they told me they find in my stories birthed the Sexy Sins Academy, which is a rom com, so go figure that. 🙂

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Pre-order – The Fall by @AdellRyanAuthor

The Fall: A Reverse Harem Romance (Daughter of Perdition Book 1) by Adell Ryan

Sometimes, we do unforgivable things… just to survive.

Who — or what — I am is a mystery, where I came from an enigma. All I know is I fell from the sky.

In this strange land, only a select few females exist, one per thousands upon thousands of males — including the male who fell right alongside me.

He’s different, though…

My Fallen companion may hold the key to unlocking the long lost memories trapped in the recesses of my mind, or maybe he is the reason I want to forget. One thing is for certain: I’m determined to find out.

In this beautifully dangerous land, full of sin and submission, men are mine for the taking, and mortals are my prey.

Problem is, I’m not sure I’m cut out for the dark and twisted role this place demands.

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Manami Art #Interview

“Up and Away”

Have you always wanted to become a artist?

— yes

“Somewhere In the Middle”

Where do you find inspiration for your work?

— no waiting inspiration. With or without, I start to paint anyway. Also Meditation and prayer. Take a walk.

“Tentacle Treasure”

What are you working on now?

Theme upon tree of life and spirits.

“Imagine Yellow Submarine”

Do you have any quirks while working?

Dancing, singing, and painting.

“Cat and Crow”

What are your hopes for the future?

— To be able to keep laughing and loving and appreciate life. Spread more conscious about peace and love in our community.

“Linger Felt”

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m so grateful to be able to share my art and thank you so much for following!


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