Author Stacy-Deanne #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Stacy-Deanne

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Well, I was born and raised in Houston, Texas. I have always had a great imagination, which fuels my love of writing. I am also an introvert, so I live in my head, which is also why I love writing so much. I’m a simple person and a homebody, so I just love writing and when I’m not doing that I’m watching TV, surfing the net, or researching.
I grew up loving mysteries and suspense. Hitchcock and Edgar Allan Poe are my biggest creative idols. I write interracial books (black women and white men coupling) among different genres. I write romance, romantic suspense, thrillers, women’s fiction, historical, erotica, erotic romance, and paranormal (just starting with this one). I also write books of all lengths, but mainly novellas and shorts.
I am a USA Today Featured Author and have been interviewed by USA Today many times as well as have had several books reviewed by them. They also made my book The Seventh District a Recommended Read. I am also the nominee of two African-American Literary Awards.

Have you always wanted to be an author?

No. I never thought about writing professionally until I was 19 and that’s when I started. I always enjoyed reading and always had a talent for writing as a child, but I never thought of it as an avenue to make money. Back then, I was just happy to write and wasn’t thinking about sharing my work. Then, when I turned 19, the dream of being an author hit me and I got into it. I started back in 1998 and back then you didn’t have the options you have now. You had to be trade published or you’d have to sell books out of the trunk of your cars. There was a huge stigma against self-publishing, so it wasn’t a valid way to be published then. Also, there wasn’t even KDP, so you didn’t have the option to publish through Amazon and ebooks hadn’t become popular yet. You had to be with a publisher and have books in stores to get anywhere. So after years of struggling to be noticed, I finally got a two-book deal from Simon and Schuster in 2007 and 2008. Unfortunately, right before the first book was released, my mother passed away. So needless to say, the experience of first being published wasn’t the happy time I thought it would be.

What was your inspiration for your current book or series?

Me. LOL! I just write the stories I want to write and whatever idea that pops into my head. I get more ideas from movies and current events than anything, but most times the idea just comes from me. I’ve always had a powerful imagination. I also get ideas while exercising and riding in a car, too.

What are you working on now?

Working on billionaire romantic thriller serial. As well as reworking some previously published standalones I’d published under a now defunct pen name.

Do you have quirks while working?

Nah. For me, I don’t mess around. I just turn the TV on mute and get to writing. I don’t do any special rituals outside of outlining my work. I just get out the laptop and get rolling and try to be as productive as possible for each session.

What are your hopes for the future?

Even though I’ve been in this game, for a long time, I just want to keep growing. Growth is constant. I also just want to be healthy and to remain in a position where I can keep writing and meeting my creative and financial needs.

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

The most important is to research. Don’t expect anyone to spoon feed you every bit of advice. You’re gonna have to take the initiative yourself. Course, it’s fine to ask for help, but you also need patience and to be realistic about expectations. This is not something to get into if you expect to be rich or leave your day job. Only a tiny percentage of authors are living off their book income. Most are not. So make sure you know what the real publishing life is like and don’t fall for the facade you see on TV. Being a writer in real life is nothing like it looks on TV. It’s hard work and I suggest not even trying unless you love writing. If you don’t love it to your core, then you won’t last.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Of course! Thanks so much for always buying my work and supporting. I appreciate all the love and you can be sure that I’ll never cheat you and with every book I give 100% because I know you guys deserve nothing less! I always got something new for you, so continue to keep up with me!

#Review Merciless by @Crystal Ash

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Merciless (Steel Demons MC Book 9) by Crystal Ash

Not even the gods can save us.

Two of my men have been captured. The rest of us are barely holding on.

We’re wanted, and our army stands no chance against the swarm of mind-controlled pawns. Failure is not an option. Abandoning my husbands is not an option. But the longer we take to plan, the closer we get to losing them.

Even worse, our companion gods are no help. Horus can’t see them. Freyja can’t heal them. And Hades can only tell me they’re not dead yet.

We have everything to lose, and no options left. Jandro, Gunner, and I must do this ourselves.

The Sha will answer for taking my men from me. For driving us from our home. For killing and torturing those I’ve claimed as family.

And I will be merciless.

TW: violence, torture. Please see the full warning at the beginning of the book if you are sensitive to triggering content.

Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! Merciless is the ninth and final book in the Steel Demons MC saga. This series is full of kindle-melting steam and dangerous men who take what they want. Proceed with caution if easily offended.

Author Traci Lovelot #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Traci Lovelot

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Traci Lovelot is my pen name, and I’m the author of Our Fae Queen, a reverse harem series in a fantasy world that overlaps our own. I’m addicted to books without love triangles, so I write romance where our leading lady lives happily ever after with ALL the guys. 🥰 Because why choose? I prefer reading and writing paranormal romance and fantasy romance, but I wouldn’t rule out writing a scifi RH or contemporary RH someday…

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Pretty much! I wrote my first book when I was ten years old. My mother frequently took me on library trips, where I would devour books that were way too old for me. Reading was my favorite pastime, so much so that I would get in trouble for reading during classes. I dreamed of becoming an author some day, and now I’m busy making my inner child’s dreams come true.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

With Our Fae Queen, I wanted to write about a character who didn’t just have things handed to her, but had to grow into her destiny. I also wanted to include some myths from around the world, because I find it fascinating how similar myths pop up across the world in cultures that hadn’t even discovered each other yet. Stories tap into something primal within us, and I love being a part of that shared world with my readers.

What are you working on now?

What am I NOT working on? Haha. Right now I’m busy killing off typos in Our Fae Queen Book 4 so I can send it off to my advance review team (which you can join!), I’m revising Book 5 with feedback from my editor, and I’m dreaming of a new series… PNR that’s a second-chance romance combined with enemies to lovers, and, of course, reverse harem. I’m SUPER excited about it, but I know it’ll take me some time to develop.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I prefer dead silence when writing, but if not… I listen to dub-step and electronica to get me pumped.

What are your hopes for the future?

I dream of traveling again… I gain inspiration from the world around me, and unfortunately, lately I’ve mostly confined myself at home. I hope we can all work together to put an end to this pandemic so we can all enjoy being with one another again!

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

Join 20Booksto50k and follow all the brilliant advice in the guides on their Facebook group. If you’re a romance writer, I would also recommend reading Romancing the Beat by Gwen Hayes, as well as Romance Your Brand by Zoe York. If you read The Lost Queen, you’ll see I put a ton of resources in my Acknowledgments, those whose wisdom helped me along my path.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thanks for joining me so early in my author journey! I’m looking forward to bringing you many more fun worlds to enjoy and characters to meet. All of you who have left me reviews and have believed in me so far really do keep me encouraged to continue!

LIVE: Black Wedding by Emma Luna #amreading

Title: Black Wedding Series: A Beautifully Brutal Book Author: Emma Luna Genre: Dark Mafia Romance Release Date: September 9, 2021 Cover Design: Dazed Designs

If you thought the red wedding was bad, wait until you see the black wedding!
My name is Liam Doughty and I’m a hit man.
All I wanted was to get what I was owed. I carried out the hit as I was hired to do by Irish Mob boss, Vernon O’Keenan. It’s not my fault they found out too late that they had the wrong man. All I wanted was my money. I thought I could kidnap the Mafia Princess Brianna O’Keenan and get the ransom money. What I got was so much more!
Ruthless, feisty, and incredibly sexy, she’s far from the timid daddy’s girl I was expecting. Bree has her own agenda. She wants to dominate in a world ruled by men. I have no doubt she can do it, but she will need my help. Her family rules state only males can run the business. So, Bree proposes we get married. She gets to rule, and I get more money than I ever dreamed of.
Two dark, evil worlds collide when we agree to our black wedding. We will fight each others enemies and come out on top. But what happens if we develop real feelings and we realise our wedding wasn’t all that black?
Author WarningBlack Wedding is a dark mafia, kidnapping romance. Due to darker themes it is recommended for 18+ readers. This book features dark themes which may be a trigger for some people. If you would like more detail then please email emmalunaauthor@gmail.com. Please note this book is set in the UK, and Emma is a British author, therefore the book features British spellings and phrases. Please keep this in mind.

“Oh, Princess, not only can I say it, I can do it too. I was just trying to be polite with you, but I won’t hold back if you want the real me. So yes, what I’m asking is if the sack of shits you dated before could give you earth-shattering, toe-curling orgasms, whether they had finished first or not.” His voice has taken on a new gravely tone that sounds almost raspy. As he speaks, he practically growls. The sound of him talking about the mind-blowing orgasms he claims he can give has my ovaries clenching and my pussy starting to feel wet.

“Never…I’ve never had an orgasm given to me by someone else,” I whisper, hoping the ground will swallow me up. Instead, my admission rings through the air as though I shouted it.

“Fuck, you really have dated a lot of twatwaffles. I have no idea what will happen between us or if we will ever progress to a sexual relationship in our marriage, but I can fucking guarantee that you will come every time with me. I would make sure my tongue craves your taste, my fingers desperate to feel your pussy hungrily grip them for more, and my cock owning all your holes. I would make sure I learnt to play your body like a complex instrument, and only I know how to make you sing. You can rule in public, but I am always in charge when it comes to sex, and whether you want to or not, your body would bend to my will. I would own you.” The dirtiness of his words, the hard, sensual look on his face, and the short, sharp breathy moans he releases as he speaks tip me over the edge.

𝘌𝘮𝘮𝘢 𝘓𝘶𝘯𝘢 2021

Giveaway

Emma Luna is an author and editor who lives in Cambridgeshire, UK, despite her heart still very much being Northern. She lives surrounded by her crazy family; her Mum, who is her best friend and biggest fan; her Dad who helps her remember to always laugh; her Grandparents and Brother who can never read what she writes and her long suffering man-child Boyfriend who she couldn’t live without (but don’t tell him that!).

In her spare time she likes to create new worlds and tell the stories of the characters that are constantly shouting in her head. She also loves falling into the worlds created by other authors and escaping for a while through reading.

When she’s not adulting or chasing her writing dream she loves dog-napping her Mums shih-tzu Hector, chilling curled up on the sofa with her Boyfriend binge watching the latest series or movie, drinking too much diet coke (it’s her drug of choice), buying too many novelty notebooks, and completing adult colouring books as a form of relaxation. Oh and she is a massive hardcore Harry Potter geek. Ravenclaw for life!

Thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author – hope you enjoy and come back for more!

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Preorder Type 2 by Ben Ditmars #amreading

Type 2 by Ben Ditmars

Type 2 is a journey from being diagnosed to living each day with diabetes. If you feel shocked, if you feel angry or need healing for yourself (or loved one) there is a poem within these pages.

Review

“The evolution of a poet is seldom pretty. We pull from lifewhat is frightening, terrifying, painful and sad, doing our best to rewrite our tragedies so perhaps others will catch the metaphor and learn from ourmistakes, with never once breathing the words, “I told you so”, out loud.
 
In Type-2, poet Ben Ditmars evolves. And though the words he writes are beautiful, this is not a pretty maturing.  It is gripping to watch a young man come face to face with his mortality. It is more than impactful to have his words lead you to questioning your own.  I have watched family member after family member struggle with adult-onset diabetes. I’ve had friends carry snacks just in case and watched them jab at their fingers. I have never had anyone make me really think about this kind of life, let alone my chances of ending up living it, the way this collection of poems has.”

– Natasha Head, author of Nothing Left to Lose and Pulse

Ben Ditmars Interview

Author Sinclair Kelly #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Sinclair Kelly

Tell us a bit about yourself… 

My name is Sinclair Kelly. I’m a paranormal & contemporary romance author who writes to give all of the feral characters in my head a voice. I’m fluent in sarcasm and dry humor. We currently call sunny Arizona home – we being me, my loving husband, three adorably exhausting kids, a cranky old chihuahua named Sam (aka SamBurger) and a feisty Australian shepherd puppy named Havoc. I love reading, writing, coffee, vodka, tattoos, wine, donuts, broody asshole book boyfriends, badass FMCs, sangria, and all of the friendships I’ve made since beginning my writing journey.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I’ve dreamed of writing since I was in my early twenties. I took classes to fine tune my work – one by best selling Harlequin author Leigh Michaels – but life got in the way, like it tends to do. It’s taken me almost twenty years to realize my dream, but I’m here now and loving every second of sharing my characters with readers.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

I just finished up my menage novella series which literally started off with a writing prompt: An ogre, a troll, and a witch walk into a bar…and from there this quirky fairy tale was born. 

What are you working on now? 

Right now, I’m working on my solo project, Just My Luck, Book four in the Some Kind of Luck shared world series. Book one, The Trouble With Luck, was co-written with Elizabeth Knight, Ali D Jensen, and Letty Frame, and follows four best friends as they experience spring break and St Patrick’s Day in Chicago. It’s got intrigue, hot mafia / mob men, lots of steamy scenes and four friends that are inseparable. Books two, Tough Luck by Ali D Jensen, and three, Stroke of Luck, by Elizabeth Knight, are available now.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

When I’m thinking or plotting out a scene in my head, I tend to play with my hair…a lot. My husband thinks it’s weird.

What are your hopes for the future? 

Honestly, I’m just excited I get to share my worlds with readers. Would it be awesome to “hit it big”? Of course it would…but that’s not the goal. I just want to tell my stories and hopefully have people enjoy them 🙂

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

Don’t give up. Dreams can happen at any age, so get those ideas and words onto metaphorical paper (or literal paper if that’s your thing). It will happen eventually – whether it’s days/months/years down the line – and you’ll want to be ready 😉 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

From the bottom of my heart, thank you to each and every person that’s crossed my path in the last year. It’s been a wild ride and I couldn’t have done it without you.

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FEARLESS: A Charity Anthology #amreading

❤ Happy release day ❤

FEARLESS: A Charity Anthology

★BE DARING.★
★BE PLUCKY.★
★BE. . . FEARLESS.★

A collection of stories about badassery, bravery, and beating the odds. All proceeds to benefit Darkness to Light, a charity for children who have been sexually abused. The stories contained within are a wonderful mixture of both M/F and RH, ranging from contemporary to PNR. Featuring tales from:

Cali Mann
M.J. Marstens
A.J. Macey
Ginna Moran & Elie Waters
Jacquelyn Faye
M Sinclair & R.L. Caulder
Imani L Hawkins
Katie May & Ann Denton
Rosemary Johns
Cate Corvin
Mia Harlan
TL Hamilton
Whimsy Nimsy
Rachelle Bonifay
K.B. Wheelock
Jewels Arthur
Elle Lee
Jenn D. Young
Katherine Isaac
KZ Merlin books
Dolly Kalasin
J Grace
Roseyk Klayborn
Z Xanxar
Rory Miles
Emmy Dee
Serafina Luna Brodie
Lucy Felthouse
Maya Riley
CE Lashua

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800+ pages of alien romance that WILL make you crave your very own scorching hot protective warrior. Follows three aliens invading Earth to find their fated mate and save their own world.

So if you’ve wanted to read this addictive RH alien romance, now’s your chance.
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Author Alice Ivinya #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Alice Ivinya

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I live in wet and soggy Bristol, UK, with my husband, toddler and dog (oh and an immortal goldfish).

I have loved fantasy all my life. My favourite authors are Brandon Sanderson, Holly Black, Amy Harmon and Robert Jordan.

When I’m not off gallivanting in other worlds, you can normally find me climbing trees with my young son, working as a small animal vet for a charity that treats the pets of people who struggle to make ends meet, hanging out with my church family, or walking the best dog in the world. (And as a vet I feel qualified to say that!)

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have written stories for as long as I can remember. My first book series was about a group of kids who ran away from home and became rulers of all the sharks in the sea. Worryingly they all got married at the age of 12-14 but that was old to my 8 year old self! 

I wrote my first full length novel at 11. It was about a magician’s apprentice who was bad at magic. 

Throughout my teenage years I wrote epic fantasy after epic fantasy that my poor parents had to read, even when they went over 200,000 words! As a child I was badly dyslexic and struggled with sentence structure and spelling to the extent that many of my early stories were illegible until I typed them up. It took me much longer than all the other children in my class to both write and type, but I just loved to write and have never been able to stop telling stories. Slowly, wth the support of my parents and teachers, I developed techniques to get around my dyslexia and now it never holds me back.

I now have ten published full length books and seven short stories.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series starts with Feathers of Snow and is inspired by the German fairytale, The Goose Girl. I always loved how the original tale coupled gentleness and beauty with brutality and ruthlessness. To me, it is a very powerful tale of the power of goodness and perseverance. Though my tale flips the characters on their heads!

What are you working on now?

I am currently putting the final touches on Feathers of Blood which is the sequel to Feathers of Snow. This book has a lot more action and angst and has been great fun to write!

Do you have any quirks while working?

I often feel the need to pull the expressions my characters are making as I write them to try to work out how to describe them. I must look very strange, so it’s probably a good thing I don’t write in public!

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to keep on doing what I love, which is being a mummy, writing and saving animals as a vet! It would be my dream to be able to earn a little more through my writing so I can devote whole days to it once my son is old enough to go to school.

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

My advice to authors who want to write fantasy is to read loads in your subgenre and keep writing. Never give up! Get as many fantasy lovers to read it as you can before you try to publish. Also start simple and master basic concepts in shorter books before your epic 12 book masterpiece!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love you all so much! Every time I gain a follower or reader, I do a little happy dance. I couldn’t do it without you!

#Preorder Make Me Lie by C.R. Jane & May Dawson

Make Me Lie: A Dark Enemies to Lovers College Romance (Rich Demons of Darkwood Book 1)

The world knows me as the Demon’s Daughter.

He’s a famous serial killer. And I may have been his accomplice.

But no one knows for sure except for me.

The dangerous, cruel men of the Sphinx secret society intend to uncover my secrets…and break me.

Stellan, my childhood crush who lost his sister to the Demon.

Cain, the boy with the face of an angel to who manipulation comes as easy as breathing;

Remington, the playboy soccer star full of secrets.

Pax, the dark psycho who hides behind his fists.

I hoped for a second chance at Darkwood University, only to have my dream ripped away the first time I kissed one of the handsome bastards.

They know who I am.

And they’re determined to make me pay.

They should have thought twice about who they were playing with.

Because I am the demon’s daughter. And just because they have the power, the connections, the faces and bodies of gods… do they really think they’ll win?

I wanted a new life, not a war.

But if they insist, we’ll see who ends up playing.