Author Mercedes Jade #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a 40ish y.o. fangirl that has found a new way to express myself outside of fandom. At home, I’m happily married to my high-school sweetheart, with two rambunctious boys to keep me busy. I own my own medical business.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I’ve always written, but I had no thoughts about producing original fiction/novels until a couple years ago. My sister encouraged me. It started as a few smutty scenes for fun because I couldn’t find anything to read that I really wanted in between waits for my favourite series.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My work in mental health inspired Victory Lap. I rarely see it addressed from the perspective of the family members of someone with a serious mental illness. The impact is huge. I wanted to tackle this complicated subject, all the feelings the family members experience, but may not always feel comfortable expressing in front of others. This is the ‘behind closed doors’ experience as we dip frequently into the thoughts of the MFC, Tess, and hear what she’s really thinking. The chaos of the first scene captures how off-balanced Tess truly feels as she visits the psychiatric hospital her mother has been involuntarily admitted.

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What are you working on now?

Duplicity, the second book in the Victory Lap series is going out ASAP. I’m also working on my last open series, Maeren. The next book is ‘Witch Darkness Follows’ and should be out around Christmas. There are more books and a spinoff planned. I’m also re-editing all of my past books for better formatting and to prepare for paperbacks. I’ll be attending my first signing this summer at Literary Love Savannah July 2020.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I bounce between books. It helps me to be able to jump from series to series if I get stuck one one book.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Writing? Keep enjoying it. The world? Stop the next medical epidemic. (it’s going to be a flu-like illness) Stop world hunger through genomic advances. Stop violence, but especially gun traumas. Cure fucking cancer. Hey, I’m a doctor. We dream big. I also would like to see my boys grow up healthy and happy. I don’t want to miss a moment, even if I have to sacrifice some of my work-life goals.

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

Build your support team. I found Goodreads less than useful. Facebook groups are where you will get your betas, readers, and other support, such as editors and covers. Self-publishing is where it is at with KDP. Please, keep enjoying your writing. Put yourself first.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Hey there, I wrote a book. Come, read it. I want to talk books all night long.

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Authors C.V. Guyer #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

We are a Mother/Daughter Writing duo from a tiny town in Missouri. We write Post-apocalyptic RH romcom and YA Paranormal RomCom. We currently have 10 books out at the moment!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

(C’s answer)

I think I first wanted to become an author around age 12 or so, I’ve always been a major book nerd so becoming an author was just a given

(V’s Answer)

No, I wanted to be independently wealthy. C made me become an author.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Our biggest inspiration… Probably the Zombie/apocalypse trend that’s going around right now. It got us thinking about how the end of the world would really happen and then we tossed a RH element into it because RH is one of our favorite genres.

What are you working on now?

We are currently working on Low Life at the End of the World, book 2 in our Preppers series. It is a Post-Apocalyptic RH Romcom with a little bit of road trip fun thrown in!
We’ll include the cover and a teaser of Low Life for you.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

(C’s Answer)

Quirks… Well I need like total silence when writing or my brain can’t concentrate. Also. I need snack foods, Sour patch kids, gummy bears, chocolate. Give me all the sweets!!

(V’s answer)

I need snacks as well, cinnamon bears, hot tamales, ect. And quiet, which is a rarity in our house!

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What are your hopes for the future?

We hope that when the world ends, we find a nice big fully stocked prepper Compound like our girl Toni!

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

Get Good at grammar, don’t expect an editor to be able to fix all your mistakes. And do your research starting out! When your looking for an editor or formatter and type that in to google, don’t use the first ones that pop up. Find one that’s decently affordable and good at their job. Check reviews and read books that the editor has done!
Also, have original ideas. Don’t ever be a copycat.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Make an author’s day, leave a review! REALLY make an author’s day, leave a good review!

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C&V’s Believers (YA)

C&V’s Reverse Harem Ragers

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Author Gina Manis #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Gina Manis. I am a new published author but have been writing for several years. I love romance books of any genre.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always wanted to be an author. I grew up loving books and wrote many short stories and poems. But I was discouraged and moved on as I grew up. It was only after giving up my career that I got back into writing. I am making a go of it now and don’t intend to give up.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My inspiration for the series I have first published came from another book I was writing. I stopped working on it completely to write the legend that was within it. I am working on publishing both of the series now with the legend almost complete and the second series about halfway there.

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What are you working on now?

Well I do have other projects I am working on also. I have an earlier series I have just started to get edited as well. It is about a concubine. That makes three projects in the works and one still on hold. On top of that, I constantly am writing down ideas for my future series. Let’s just say, I’m not going anywhere.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I like to write outside when the weather is nice. I live out in the country and it is so quiet here. I love being in the silence and listening to the wind or the rustle of the leaves. I don’t mind the sound of one of my dogs barking, or a chicken chirping, the ducks quaking, or those stingy cows mowing. Maybe its not that quiet but at moments it is and I think that is when i connect most to writing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I built a business online already once, I don’t see why I can’t do it as an author. My past will see me into the future and I keep goals and plans I make. My five year goal is to have all may series publish and starting on new ones. That would be about 20 bookks published. When I say that number it scares me a little. But I have a good start with about 12 already written. By that time, I plan on having a good team working with me and keep them rolling out after that.

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

It’s fun if you love it. I have met so many authors and they seem to be some of the happiest people ever. Take your time and do it right. Let it show in your writing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I write not to disappoint. My books focus on so many issues and I like to give my character a real person vibe. I show their flaws, their mistakes and then I show their passions and why you should love them. I like to tie into an adventure to explorer, with human growth that can inspire. I don’t know if I meet those demands I put on myself but I hope to get there someday.

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The Water Princess

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PA Kelly Grimes #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

So hi everyone! My name is Kelly Grimes. I have been reading since I could talk. I absolutely love book! Currently RH is my favorite genre. I tend to have the mind of a honey teenage boy. I can make anything about sex lol

How long have you been a PA?

I have been a PA for about 2 weeks now lol

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Um I honestly was never interested in being a PA until I read my author I stalked her into a friendship and told her if she needed help with anything I would gladly volunteer. A few months later she was finally in the market for a new PA and I jumped all over it.

What do you do as a PA?

Right now I am mostly her book pimp. I post and talk about her books and help her with takeovers closing out giveaways. I am managing her ARC team. I act a a go between for group chats cause bless her she hates them. I also am trying my hand at making teasers

Do you have any quirks while working?

Um music is a must it gets my creative juices flowing. Oh another quirk I have is I talk out loud to myself.

What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to always be MJ Marstens PA

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Advice would be communication is key! Don’t be afraid to try all they can do is tell you no. Make sure you know your author. Stay organized (help I’m still working on that)

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am only focusing on my one author for right now. I have other things going on but IF that ever changes I’ll let y’all know

Embraced by Shadows by Erin O’Kane #review

Embraced by Shadows: Shadowborn Series, Book Three (The Shadowborn Series 3)

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Ari is in trouble.

Mourning the loss of her best friend she is trying to uncover who is truly behind Tori’s death, and has attracted the attention of some very powerful enemies. Shifters are still disappearing, and war is brewing in the city.

Since embracing her powers and discovering the presence of more Shadowborn, Ari must learn to rely on others to help her though her grief. With the help of the men in her life, and the support of Moon River pack, she might be able to finally have a place that she calls home.

Ari finds herself in way over her head and has to accept the help of the corrupt supernatural law enforcement team, ASP.

Will Ari and her new family be able to overcome this unknown evil filling the city, or will everyone become Embraced by Shadows?

This is the final book in the Shadowborn Series. This book is aimed at audiences 18+ and is a Reverse Harem novel.

#Preorder Capturing Carmen by @K_AKnight and Loxley Savage

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Capturing Carmen: A Dark Alien Sci-Fi (The Forsaken Book 1) by K.A. Knight & Loxley Savage

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I am one of the Forsaken.

A hundred years ago Earth was invaded by the Yarek, aliens with weapons of mass destruction. Humans were on the brink of annihilation when the Totiv, another alien race who wanted Earth to survive for their own sinister purposes, fought alongside us.

A decade later, the Totiv and Human collective defeated the Yarek. A treaty was forged as a way of giving thanks to the Totiv…but it wasn’t any of Earth’s natural resources they were after.

It was our women.

As their own females began to die out, the Totiv sought human women as mates. And so, we were Forsaken by our world. Every year, special girls from around the world are taken to special training houses, in preparation to become a mate to one of the Totiv’s many unmated Klans. They are known as Harvest Girls.

My name is Carmen and I am one of those girls.

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#CoverReveal Prestigious by M.H. Soars

Kings of Ivy Series

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Money. Power. Control. Vanity. Are you ready for the kings?

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Coming in February 2020. Here’s the cover reveal for the first book in the series, PRESTIGIOUS.
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Several words can be used to describe Preston King.

Cruel.

Arrogant.

Depraved.

And the word that sent me running to England for a year.

Fiance.

Arranged marriages may sound like a thing of the past, but when billion-dollar fortunes are at stake, it’s the only way to go.

I had known my entire life I wasn’t free to choose my destiny, but I never thought Preston King would be the one I’d marry. Our families are the Montagues and Capulets of Wall Street after all. But even centuries-old bad blood can be forgotten when enough money
is involved.

Now I’m back from my self-imposed exile, a sophomore at Yale University, Preston’s domain. He’s the ruler on campus and determined to break me before I say ‘I do’.

Only I’m no longer willing to obey silently. If I must marry the jackass, I’m doing it on my own terms.

Author Andreea Pryde #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

100% Romanian woman, currently terrifying the UK together with my husband and 3-week-old baby boy.
I love knitting and baking, but in reality, I’ll engage in any crafty activity; from gardening and building to quilling and pottery.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, and no.
The impulse to write was always there, but for the longest time, between me and my stories has been a massive wall, which I couldn’t overcome until in my mid-twenties.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Considering I have two open series, I should probably tell you about both.
The first one, Fateful Dreams, started… well, from a dream, and my fascination with how they can predict the future through symbols and encrypted messages.
The second one, The Cursed Watches, started from a conversation with a friend. I remember we were complaining about how slow time passes when we are at work, and flies in our spare time. That’s what sparked the initial idea, then I just added some time-travel, some paranormal, a sprinkle of romance, and there you have it – first book was born.

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second book from both series, and a little something for an anthology.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Apart from mimicking my characters facial expressions, and talking to myself, no, not really, but it’s kind of fun when writing in public.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To write full time, and USA Today bestselling list.

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

Learn to accept critique.
Find yourself a good editor.
Learn from others.
Use your head.
Don’t give up.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for your support.
XOXO

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Photographer/Cover Model Alen H. #interview

Please give a warm welcome toTell us a bit about yourself

Hi, my name is Alen, also known as Jack. Born in May, 15, 1994. Born in Trieste but having Bosnian rootes.

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Have you always wanted to become a Photographer/Model?

– Have I? Not really no… Well I worked few times as model when I was younger, but I was never up to modeling honestly. Photography was always something I was attracted to. The problem is that I was always attracted to cars and speed also. When I traveled to Sofia I decided to merge photography passion and car passion. I am not really a materialistic guy, so I never wanted to do a job that would make me earn a lot of money. I always preferred to do a job – that is not a job, that would make me happy and give me the chance to share it with other people. About modeling, well that came out easily with photography. People as friends, clients etc.. they were all asking me: “Why you don’t pose on your own pictures? Your face is perfect, looks like an actors face”. That’s mainly the reason why I started “kinda modeling”.

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Do you have any advice to give?

– Advices… Well there are some I can give for new models and photographers… But the best one is to live your life by your own rules. Don’t hesitate and always try something new. Never be afraid to change. Be kind always to everyone.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I don’t really have any hopes for the future. I mean, I’m a guy who really lives the moment, the present. I just wish to share my passion with everyone as long as its appreciated.

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Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Something I can say to my followers is: Thank you so much for your love! Stay humble and enjoy life 😀Check out Alen’s pictures on

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