Author Montana Ash #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Montana Ash

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am an Aussie. I work as an embryologist and genetic counsellor by day and write books about sex and magic at night  I am a solo mother by choice with 2 beautiful, spunky daughters under the age of 4.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Honestly? Not really. I have always been a huge reader and also a writer of lots of miscellaneous things. I always liked to write as a hobby, but as a published author? I kind of did that by accident. I decided to write a full-length novel one day for fun. I then published it just for shits and giggles, and, well … turns out people liked it. And now I’m an author – which I love and am so grateful for. Best on-purpose-accident ever!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

It’s just whatever is in my head. I do love to read paranormal and fantasy, as well as watch sci-fi, so those definitely are a factor. But I tend to write whatever is in my daydreams.

What are you working on now?

I am working on book 2 in my Reluctant Royals series. It is about demons who have guardian angels and angel assassins. Sexy, funny, and just a tad violent 😉

Do you have any quirks while working?

I prefer to sit cross-legged on the floor to write – rather than at my really lovely, expensive desk. I also eat Nutella out of the jar quite frequently when typing!

What are your hopes for the future?

Definitely to get back into a strict release schedule. The last 12 months have been a nightmarish whirlwind (for lots of is, I know) and my releases have taken a toll. But I’m back on track with writing time now, so I hope to pump out lots of book babies this year.

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

Write what you love to read. If you enjoy what you’re writing it will show in your words, your characters, and your plot. And remember that character development is key to a great book. If a reader falls in love with your character, they will be loyal for life.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for being so loyal and patient. I appreciate you all. Please come and hang out in my private Facebook group – Montana’s Maniacs. I’m there daily just chatting and hanging out, doing giveaways, uploading exclusive snippets, and always updating you. Much love xoxo

Author Marie Mistry #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Marie Mistry

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m a 25-year-old country girl from Kent in England, and I have a master’s degree in video games. I recently got engaged to my favourite adorable nerd, and we’ve been together for six years now. As a typical taurus, I love my food, my caffeine and my sleep, and I can usually be found curled up somewhere with a book or a game and a large cup of tea. My other hobbies include playing the violin, cross stitching, long walks with my dog, and baking cakes (with varying degrees of success).

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Ever since I was old enough to understand that Indiana Jones and Lara Croft weren’t career options 😉. I’ve always been a writer, but I never thought people would actually buy the books, so it was always a kind of distant dream. It always feels surreal whenever people ask what I do and I can actually say, ‘I’m an author.’

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I was following the Rainy Day Artwork page for a while, when I saw the cover for Traitor Witch just sitting there and it was like a lightbulb moment. I bought the cover then and there, and started work on Nilsa’s book. I’ve always loved pirates ever since I saw DreamWorks’ Sinbad as a child, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a paranormal pirate reverse harem.

What are you working on now?

Too many things! I’m currently working on tidying up the last few bits of Liar Witch, ready for release day on June 16th. I’m also in the process of editing a novella which will feature in my Vice College for Young Demons box set which will be out in the autumn. On top of that I have a super-secret project that is the first in a new gothic paranormal reverse harem trilogy.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I talk to myself and sing along badly to whatever music is blaring in my headphones. I also can’t seem to sit at a chair correctly, so when I’m at my desk my legs are usually contorted into every position under the sun.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Write enough that I finally manage to get all of the stories out of my head and onto paper! Okay, so maybe that will never happen lmao. I’d like to become a full-time author, and give book signing a go. I’m also side-eyeing the USA Today list, but that’s a little way off…

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

If I can do it, you 100% can. A lot of my journey was stumbling around in the dark, and somehow I’m still holding my own! Keep soldiering on. Don’t give up at the first hurdle. Even if your first books flop (and mine DID flop at first – I have a series of four books under a different pen name that only sold ten copies–and one of those was my mother!) keep at it. Make bad decisions. Make mistakes. It doesn’t matter. Just keep going. Everything feels worth it when you hold your own real book in your hands.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. You have made my dreams come true, and I cannot thank you enough. Really. I’d hug every single one of you if I could.

 

Authors Mia Harlan and Eva Delaney #MoonlitFalls #interview

Please give a warm welcome to authors Eva Delaney and Mia Harlan creators of the Silver Springs universe.

Tell us a bit about yourselves… 

Eva: Mia is married to a vampire and has a mini-vampire, who is very cute. 

Mia: First of all, NOT a Vampire. But yes, our mini-MORTAL is very, very cute. 

Eva: Lies! If he’s not a vampire, why do we never see photos of him?

Mia: It’s perfectly normal for people to dislike having their pictures taken. Plus, you’re a vampire, and there are pictures of you, sooo…. 

Eva: You’re projecting! Just because my fridge is full of jars of red liquid doesn’t make me a vampire. That is juice, not blood! 

Mia: My Not a Vampire loves tomato juice, too. But he’s not the one who’s up at all hours of the night! 

Eva: How would you know if I’m up all night unless you are too? We wrote Nephrite until 2am every night.

Mia: That was fun! And a good way to keep you from hunting humans.

What was your inspiration for Nephrite? 

Mia: Eva and I came up with it on a park walk. It was freezing out and pitch dark, but that was the only way the two of us could get together during quarantine. 

Eva: It sucks that the sun sets at 4pm in the winter, which was why it was dark on our walks.

Mia: *cough* vampire *cough*

Eva: You still have all your blood, don’t you?!

Mia: Friends don’t bite friends? 

What are your plans for the Silver Springs universes? 

Eva: To keep launching new series as long as people keep reading them.

Mia: I really hope people keep reading them. They’re so much fun to write! 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

Mia: Well, as you know, Eva writes all night long because VAMPIRE.

Eva: As you know, Mia also writes all night because she’s married to a vampire. She needs to be awake at night or she’ll never see him.

Mia: NOT a vampire. One quirk we had while writing Moonlit Nephrite was we’d take ten minute breaks and disappear for an hour and a half. But then it’s much harder for Eva to hunt down dinner.

Eva: I assumed those long breaks were because Mia had to recover after her husband bit her.

Mia: That kind of biting has nothing to do with vampires. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

Eva: To write in cafes again.

Mia: Definitely that. I miss it so much. 

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

Eva: Publish sooner rather than later. I’ve been writing for most of my life, but only started publishing a few years ago. I wish I had started earlier.

Mia: Make friends with other authors! If we hadn’t done that, Silver Springs and Moonlit Falls wouldn’t exist. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Eva: Thanks for your support! We only get to do this because of you.

Mia: Thanks everyone! And be sure to go to Eva’s Facebook group Eva Delaney’s Starship Crew and tell her to finally admit that she’s a vampire. 

Eva: While you’re on Facebook, visit Mia’s group Harlan’s Harem and help her end her delusions about her vampire husband.

Moonlit Falls #amreading

Welcome to Moonlit Falls

Please give a warm welcome to author Z Xanxar. She’s going to tell us how a bunch of debut authors came together to create Moonlit Falls.

Last summer, Silver Springs Library (organized by Mia Harlan and Eva Delaney) held a competition to become the 13th Jewel. Their first season in Silver Springs was Jewels Cafe, where FMCs with names of Jewels would be hit with a mate spell and find their fated mates.

To enter the competition, you had to be a newbie author, who had never published anything under any pen name. You had to make a story line, submit character descriptions and make a story sample. A reader panel made out of authors and readers went through all the samples and gave them scores. They ended up with roughly 25 participants.
Some had made a chat and was talking about doing this. What they were feeling, how they interpritated this or that. And the anxiety in actually doing this. It was an awesome community, yes, I was a part of it and I did submit my sample.

Silver Springs had a hard time deciding on who should win. They ended up picking 2 winners and not just one. The first book is actually releasing in their second season, Spell Library. Lotus, written by Nikki Jacks is releasing later this month.

A LOT! of the ladies from the chat was committed to keep writing and had several ideas flying all over the place. Some were moving rather fast – faster than was practical. I tried to get them to calm down a bit and together with Serafina Luna Brodie and Dolly Kalasin, we took up the torch. We asked if the rest of them would be ok with us taking lead and they were.
I then reached out to Mia Harlan to ask her if she would be willing to share a few pointers on how to lead a group of authors in such a shared universe.
The outcome of that simple question had me on an adrenaline high for hours that evening! Within 3 sentenses, Mia had throw up the idea to make a franchise of Jewels Cafe. Set in a completely new town with her and Eva writing the first book where their FMC would open up a new cafe with the help of Julian, Amber andothers from Eva’s and Mia’s Jewels Cafe books.

This was a start of Moon Dust Library and the town of Moonlit Falls. Dolly, Luna and I are the organizers behind the whole series. We put up, not a contest, but something similar to the 13th Jewel contest Silver Springs had made. Close to the same criterias.

1. Never published before
2. Story outline
3. Character descriptions
4. Your first chapter
5. A funny sample

We had 20 submissions. and needed 8 or 9 authors. December, going through all the samples and picking out the best ones, was rough. I’m not even going to go into detail on the final hours before we hade to message the ones we ended up picking – it was chaotic to say the least! But we have ended up wit an amazing bunch of ladies, who are writing cool RH rom-com books for this very first season.
Mia and Eva have been our support crew through all of this. Taking us through so many things and helping us above and beyond! They are truly amazing!

Mia and Eva are co-writing Moonlit Nephrite (their first co-write ever) and kicking off the series with that. Then we follow with 12 debut authors each doing their own book. To see how the ladies have come together. How they work together and how they make the most of everything, has been an awesome experience for all of us. I am looking so much forward to reading the rest of the books. Most are done or very close to it. There are a tonne of cameos between the books and most have even worked in characters they plan to use in future seasons.

Being one of the organizers, I can tell, it takes A LOT of time to make things like these shared universes come together. I had an idea it was much and even thought I was realistic about my expectations, but nope. It takes SO much more LOL
I am happy I am releasing last in the series, because it gives me a bit more time to keep things on track while the others finish up.

I am sure each of the ladies will have their own versions of how they ended up in Moon Dust Library, but in the big picture, the above is really the way Moon Dust Library was born. – I am SO happy I found my courage and asked Mia Harlan a few nervous questions 😀

Author Mila Sin #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Mila Sin

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Mila, and I’m addicted to reverse harem novels. I’m 32, a business owner, teacher, wife, mom to my gorgeous two-year-old son, voracious reader, and now, a writer. I’m originally from Los Angeles but have moved all over the world and finally settled down in Croatia. I fell back in love with reading when my son was born. I was on an extended maternity leave, managing my business but not teaching, and found myself with some extra time while my son slept at random times. I started with rom-coms, moved into the dark and taboo, and then one day, I picked up Sunshine and Bullets by Coralee June in mid-2020. I didn’t know it was RH, but man, oh man, I haven’t stopped reading them since.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

It’s always been something I wanted to do but never made the time for. Work, family duties, any excuse I could think of constantly got in the way. This last Christmas, I found myself with three weeks off from work and an idea. Let me tell you, paying for childcare is a good motivator to accomplish something with those suddenly child-free hours. It’s definitely taken longer than those initial three weeks, but I managed to get the lion’s share done, and it made continuing that much easier for me.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve been drawn to the contemporary RH scene, but I needed older characters. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the academy scene, but I teach that age, so I always age the characters in my head. Gang and mafia books have such detailed and rich organizational structures which call to my Type A personality. But, then again, I love humor. So I basically decided to write a story about a woman involved in a gang, runs their hitman crew but isn’t there of her own volition. I made her sweet, sarcastic, and snarky, really focusing on the duality that is human nature. No one is any one thing ALL the time. Why can’t someone be an assassin who is also sweet and sarcastic?

What are you working on now?

I’ve just about finished with the edits on book one of the series. And last night, I typed up the first chapter of book two. I’m hoping for relatively close release dates because book one ends on a cliffhanger. I adore cliffies, but also, resolution as quickly as possible.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I basically just need to have some alone time. If my son is with another caregiver or sleeping, I’m good to go. I like to write out plot points and scenes at night in a notebook that I want to tackle the next day. I find handwritten notes the best because I inevitably scratch things out to alter them after sleeping on the ideas. I also really like waking up at about five am so the house is quiet, and I know I’ll have about an hour or two of uninterrupted writing and coffee time.

What are your hopes for the future?

I love my work as a teacher, but I also never expected to love writing so much. I hope to find balance as time goes on, rather than waiting for a break from teaching to have the time to write. My main goal right now is to stay focused and complete my series.

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

Ask any and every question that pops up in regards to publishing. The author community on Facebook is really inclusive and willing to help. I’m definitely still learning, but I’m feeling more comfortable navigating this new venture by asking and researching. The Facebook group 20booksto50k is an incredible resource whether you’re planning to make writing your full-time job or doing it for fun.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for taking a chance on a new author if you decide to pick up my book. I am beyond grateful for the support I’ve received, especially from my Alphas and Betas. Also, please write reviews for the books you read! They don’t have to be anything loquacious or bookstagram worthy, but they are so very important to authors.

Author Melody Novak #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Melody Novak

Have you always wanted to become an author?

YES! Ever since I was a little girl I was the one with her nose stuck in a book, especially anything fantasy. If it had dragons in it, I was there. Then I discovered romance… and then reverse harem, where the girl doesn’t have to choose. I’ve wanted to write my own series for over two years now and I finally got brave enough to start when I had some time off in 2020.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I woke up in the middle of the night with the whole concept in my head: elemental dragon clans trying to survive the greedy City’s purge of wild magic, Fae in retreat from a broken and bruised world, and one plucky Fae dragon who thinks she’s a human and doesn’t know her own powers (yet!) but can unite the resistance and bring down the City’s reign of terror. I spent two hours writing down every detail. I think my family thought I was going crazy! But I knew I just HAD to write it.

What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up The Fae Dragon’s Harem, which is my first series. Books 1 and 2 (Drake’s Flame and Gale Force) are available now, with book 3 (Heart’s Locke) coming on March 1st, book 4 (Shattered Clay) on April 1st, and book 5 (Bliss Evermore) on May 1st. Then I have several other series planned in the same world of Aviare…

Do you have any quirks while working?

One of my friends started a “drink more water” challenge and I joined in last year, and it makes writing so much faster. It’s like magic! So I’m sitting here with two huge bottles of water (and music to drown out the, ahem, intrusive non-book world) and if I’m realllllly superduper focused I’ll try to drink from them both at once and spill water all over myself. NOT the fun kind of cold shower that my heroes need in my books…

What are your hopes for the future?

I have several more stories to tell in the world of Aviare. I would love to explore some of the other realms, especially the Fae kingdom. And I want all my kickass girls to get a harem of their own! Now that I’ve started writing I don’t think I can stop. I just want to tell alllllll the stories!

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

Just tell the story you’ve always wanted to read. When you can’t sleep because you’re so excited about an idea, you’ll find a way to juggle everything else. Take your own passion as seriously as you take everyone around you and make time for it. Your story matters!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you!!! I’ve always dreamed of writing a fantasy/paranormal story, and getting to write a reverse harem romance at the same time is just heaven. If you liked Drake’s Flame, go read Gale Force and then stick around because I’m only just getting started. There are many more secrets to tell and adventures to embark upon in the world of Aviare…

Author Marie Robinson #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in the Pacific Northwest in the United States of America, with my beer brewing husband, frost giant toddler, and two senior dogs. I’m an excitable introvert, which means if you put enough sugar in me, I’ll extrovert until I hit a wall and crash. I’ve got an eclectic background, from retail to pastry chef to traditional publishing, I’m like a butterfly who wants all the pretty flowers. Now I’m solidly an author and loving it. I squeeze in hiking on my days off (what are days off?) and I love to travel to new places. I’m pretty candid and I typo a lot. Like, so much.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

The first story I remember writing was in second grade with my teacher Mrs. Will. It was totally original–about these three pigs who lived in houses and had to defend themselves against a bad wolf. Yeah, I was totally writing fanfiction of Three Little Pigs. So, yes, I’ve always wanted to be an author—as well as an astronaut zoologist on the moon, still working on that one though.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve got three series in the works but for my most recent release, Raven’s Flight, I adore epic fantasy. Epic fantasy is the genre that holds my heart and I have a ton of stories waiting to be told. There’s something about a new original world with magic and romance that makes me squeal and read for days. It turns out I’ll write for days as well! I love resilient characters who go through difficult times and have to struggle with their choices in novels, so I wanted to write that.

What are you working on now?

I’ve just wrapped up book one in my The Raven and Crown series, and book two isn’t out until later 2020. Which means I’m currently working on Obsession and Fawn. Obsession is a dark bully/villain reverse harem with Mary Wollstonecraft, Frankenstein, Van Helsing, and Jekyll. It’s season one Supernatural combined with Sherlock—scary, sexy, smart. My other project, Fawn, is a co-written dark mafia shifter reverse harem (say that five times fast!). It’s so, so damn fun and Elaina Jadin and I are having a ton of fun with it.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to have headphones on. Something about putting headphones on tells my brain it’s “go time.” I also like to have snacks, so I’m trying to lean closer to healthy snacks. Which isn’t really working because the husband just brought home three boxes of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies. I listen to music, but it can’t have any audio or be instrumental covers of familiar songs because it’ll distract me. I try to listen to music that matches the tone of the book or scene I’m working on. I’ve got a fantasy playlist, a romantic playlist, and a suspense playlist.

What are your hopes for the future?

I mean, other than the world not dying? I’m hoping to publish nine books this year, or three trilogies. It all depends on life and how well each book is received. I’d love to become a NYT Best Seller, but I’m not holding my breath. I just want to keep writing the stories I love.

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

This job is hard. I’ve been doing it for years. If you want to make this your career, you have to treat it like a job. You can’t expect to put a little bit of effort in and see the same success your favorite authors are having. You can tell the stories you have inside of you and you can make it into a career, but it’s going to take more than just writing a book and that’s something a lot of new authors don’t really understand.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love you all! Tell everyone you know to read my books. Seriously. Stalk them until they do. Leave post-it notes everywhere. Tweet them every hour. Email them daily. Okay, don’t go that extreme. Probably. I’m not responsible for your fanatics! But seriously–I prioritize series based on interest and preorders. If you want one book series sooner than another, vote by preordering! And don’t forget to review the books you read, even if it’s the minimum word count that Amazon requires. Reviews are our bread and butter.

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Author Mark McQuillen #interview

Tell us a bit about yourself

Im a 62 year old ex military self taught indie author, Ive been writing for almost five years with my writing partner Mara Reitsma. Our 5th anniversary is February 15th. and I live in Morris, IL. Im seperated. I love animals.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Ive always been a writer since I was about 8 years old when I read the Hobbit for the first time. Later in life I wrote my own AD&D campaigns, then I wrote Tolkien Fan Fiction for four years before writing Valkyrie Darkness.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Well the inspiration for the current series is telling Malices entire story..In Tales of the Petals Mara and I are telling of Mals time as an Archvillianess, and as always in my books things are not as they appear to be.

What are you working on now?

What we are working on now is the third book in Tales of the Petals entitled “Den of Whispers.”

Do you have any quirks while working?

I dont know if its a quirk but I write something everyday.

What are your hopes for the future?

Well right now my hopes are to get a publisher and or an agent..Ive been working on it but so far no luck…

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

My advice to new authors is learn as much as you can about this buisiness, work your butt off and as you have one person who likes your book youve done your job.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

As far as my fans go, hold on to your hats folks the best is yet to come.

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Author Maya Nicole #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m from California where I have taught elementary school for 12 years. I use a pen name since I write steamy reverse harem romance.
A few random things about me… I have a Diet Pepsi and Flair pen addiction. I hate cooking even though I know how. I have a dog that thinks it’s okay to wake me up at 5am for a treat.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been writing since I was in junior high/high school (N*Sync fan fiction). I never thought becoming a published author was possible.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have a pretty insane and vivid imagination. I usually have an idea and then run with it. My entire world building started with my first series, Celestial Academy, and that came to be right after binge watching Lucifer and then the song ‘Pray’ by Sam Smith coming on Pandora.

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What are you working on now?

A new trilogy called Infernal Council. It’s a spinoff of Celestial Academy but is on its own.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I can’t think of any. I just write. I have noticed I write more when it’s dark outside.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to be a full-time author, or at least give it a go for a year or two.

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

Make friends. I didn’t talk to other authors at first and am just now starting to. I wish I had sooner. Reverse harem has a great community of writers that support each other. Don’t be scared that you aren’t popular enough or none of the authors will want to answer your questions. They will.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for being awesome and supporting my writing!

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Author Michelle Hercules #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a USA Today bestselling author writing under two pen names. M. H. Soars for contemporary romance and Michelle Hercules for PNR, UF, Fantasy and SciFi romance. I was once a former avid reader/reviewer who decided to write a book about alien teens after a few glasses of mimosas. 🙂

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I’ve always liked to read since I was a kid, but growing up, I never believed that I could actually write a book. The limitations we give ourselves are scary. The indie movement was definitely a game changer for me.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Anime and manga for sure. I wanted to write an academy series featuring supernaturals, but divert a little from the usual vamp/werewolf/witch trifecta.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on two series. Gifted Academy which is a Paranormal High School Bully RH Romance, and Oz in Space which is a futuristic fantasy retelling of the Wizard of Oz. It’s also RH.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I usually hide the word count of my word document. It helps me write faster.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I want to see my books adapted to other formats (movie, TV, graphic novels).

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

Soak up as much information as they can about the craft and marketing, and write every day. But also be very cautious about service providers, especially the ones that claim easy fortune and quick results.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

My newest release is Wicked Gods, the first book in the Gifted Academy series. It’s coming on Aug. 8th.

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Blurb:

Nowhere is safe when the gods are wicked.

Since the beginning of times, there has always been two sides: Norms and Idols.

But never have the scales been so unbalanced as they are today.

I’m a Norm, which means, I grew up in fear of the Idols and their godly powers.

And now, I’m going to be surrounded by them, day and night. I’ve been offered a place at the prestigious Gifted Academy, an opportunity very few Norms get.

To survive, I must become invisible. But my hope to get through the academy unscathed goes down the drain when the most powerful boys in school set their eyes on me.

They hate me simply because I’m a Norm. If they knew who I truly am, they’d tear me apart limb by limb. But I’m done cowering away from Idols. It’s time for the Norms to fight back, and it all starts with me.

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