Pre-order Igniting Flames by Miki Ward and Elizabeth G. Ellis #amreading

Igniting Flames – A Ride or Die Tale

Toria Russel had an ordinary life with and ordinary job in and ordinary town. Then her boss gave her the chance of lifetime. He sent her to Sturgis to get a much-needed contract to save their tech company. She met and found desire and love but also burning hatred. How she combats the flames is with a ride or die moment.

Pre-order Blade of Iris: A Dark Mafia Romance by K.A. Knight

I was sold to my enemies.

The Volkov’s are the nightmares they warned me of as a child, the ones they spoke of in the dark in hushed tones. Traitors, killers, the boogeymen themselves sent to scare children like me.

Children of their enemies.

A Kelly.

A family that they have been at war with since before I was born, and now?

Now I am to marry into the Bratva Pigs. To become their blushing bride.

My fathers plan, theirs as well. A marriage to create peace. To unite the families and end the bloodshed once and for all. We are a symbol of hope, of the future, of harmony.

I have other ideas.

I’m going to make these Vegas Kings fall.

I’m going to kill the Volkov’s and serve their hearts up on a platter for my father.

They won’t see it coming…

The Blade of Iris will be their end.

Even if it starts the Mafia Wars.

*Blade of Iris is a full-length reverse harem novel in the dark and twisted Mafia Wars world.
*Recommended 18+ due to mature language, adult situations and sensitive content.

Desire after Dark #amreading

Your favorite new book boyfriends were too sexy for Amazon to handle.

They’re sorry for being late but they had to he their spankings first for their bad behavior 😈

Warning: we recommend reading these sexy stories after dark. Light-of-day reading may lead to blushing, flushing, and squirming that is difficult to explain to children, co-workers, and significant others.

Swoony heroes.

Sizzling chemistry.

Sweet kisses.

This and more awaits you in the Desire After Dark anthology, a collection that proves boys are better in books and desire really is better after dark.

Over twenty of your favorite authors have come together to bring you your next book boyfriend in the hot bad boys you can’t resist, the swoon-worthy heroes that will sweep you off your feet, and all the sexy studs you’ll meet between the pages.

You’ll find all your favorite tropes, ranging from steamy to downright scorching. This one amazing compilation will satisfy your craving for enemies to lovers, small town, second chance, sexy dark, sports, rom com, forbidden, age gap, friends to lovers, opposites attract, and many more!

Snuggle up and prepare to read all night… you won’t want to put this steamy contemporary collection down.

Authors in this set include: Em Petrova, Ellie Masters , S.M. West, Sarah Bale, Catherine Wiltcher, Heather Slade, Neya Wara, Morgan James, Rene Folsom, Hope Irving, Katherine Hastings, Ara Grigorian, Katana Collins, JB Heller, E.R. Whyte & Jennifer Hartmann, Zoe Forward, Jane Suen, D. D. Larsen, Ivy Wild, Anise Storm, Erin Osborne and C.N. Marie

Author L.A. Wayward #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author L.A. Wayward

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m a lover of dark romance, with an even darker edge of smut and taboo. I also love “I’ll hold your hand” romance books. It depends on my mood.
I love my stories with a whole lot of action, romance and lots of steam.
I try to write pull at your heartstrings books filled with scorching brooding Alpha men and badass women in search of a HEA.
Because let’s face it—who doesn’t like to spend their time fantasizing about hot guys?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

From the first moment I saw the movie Almost Famous I knew I wanted to be a writer. During my years at UVA I started writing for a music magazine and different music websites, and went on tour with a band for the last leg of their UK concerts. I got to interview countless bands, and spent most of my time going to concerts for free. For years I got to see, and interview some awesome artists and bands. I also got a job as a script reader for a movie production company, I even sold a treatment that never hit the big screen:) I’m a nomad and love to spend my time on the road, I traveled throughout my life with my parents, but after graduating University I bought a big backpack and embarked on an adventure around the world with my best friend. We spent months traveling through Asia, Australia, New-Zealand, Canada and ended the trip with an epic road trip through America. 

I had about three half-completed manuscripts and when I came home I knew I had to finish them. I published my first book Make It Burn in 2020 and spent 2021 reading and writing about six books that I hope to release in 2022. 

What was your inspiration for your current book?

I’m a sucker for a good dark romance novel. Ranger Danger is a little bit spicier than Make It Burn. I love forced proximity, instant lust/love books where the main MCs have to overcome their own demons. I believe there is someone out there just right for you, who brings out the best in you, and loves you for all your flaws and demons. Who likes you for you, not because of your job or how much money you have in the bank. Inspiration comes at random times for me, I always write my thoughts down to work on them later.

What are you working on now

I’m working on Thirst, a dark romance “touch her and you die” kind of book. The MC scares me shitless and sets my heart on fire. It’s going to be another quick read, that I really hope people will like. Writing is an adventure, it has brought me in contact with so many great writers, bloggers and bookstagrammers. My dream was for just one person to read my words, having so many people actually buying my books is mind-blowing. Every day I try to work harder, and make myself and the people around me proud. Success for me isn’t measured in how much money I make as long as I’m happy and healthy, can travel, am able to keep writing my stories, and give people an escape. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have a ton;) I can only write when music is blasting in my ears, mostly K-pop. I’m a chaotic mess, so I have to stick to a strict schedule. I usually start with social media and emails in the morning, and write the whole day. There are post-its everywhere with quotes or scenes I still have to write. When I’m in the zone everything around me disappears, I get obsessed and need to finish it even if it means I don’t get a lot of sleep or forget to eat.  

What are your hopes for the future?

My ultimate dream is to get a book in the Amazon top 100 list and an orange banner. I want to keep traveling the world, write more books, stay healthy, be at peace with myself, be a good friend and make myself and my family proud. We all have our dark days, but it’s what we do with adversity that makes all the difference. I just want to go with the flow, keep growing, keep changing, nothing lasts forever so I try to do a little better every day. Try to find happiness in the little things, happiness doesn’t mean having a lot of material things for me, as long as I can pay my bills I’m happy. I write about love every day, and I do hope there is someone special waiting to share a life with, to enjoy the little moments with. I’m really lucky though, I have a place to call home, friends and family I love and a little success with my books. I really want to go to an NBA game, a Liverpool match, and spend some time in Seoul. And I’m learning Korean at the moment, at a snail’s pace but I’m making process. It’s good to keep dreaming, and challenge yourself even if it scares you. And don’t compare yourself to others, everyone is on their own path, that’s what makes it beautiful. 

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

Just start writing, don’t compare yourself to others and read as much as you can. With every book you learn something new. It’s easy to get discouraged when you see people having more success than you. But you never know when your big break is going to come, keep going, keep growing and the rest will follow. And reach out to people, I’ve found everyone wants to help you along the way. Ask for help, or a little guidance and pay it forward. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much for reading my words and buying my books. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and TikTok. I love to interact with new readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you for giving me a chance and making my dream a reality, big virtual hug!  

January Book Releases #amreading

January 6th

Twisted Vows: A Collateral Damage Novel,
dark MF contemporary
January 6

On The Line: An Everyday Heroes World Novel (The Everyday Heroes World)
January 10th

Wastrel (The D Book 6) MM contemporary romance
January 12th

Mine: Sam & Alec (Grimm Brothers’ Tattoo World Book 5) MM PNR
January 15th

Dani and the Outcast: Olivier Crime Famiglia, Louisiana Mafia (Fable Wars A Dark Mafia Romance): Bleeding Souls Saved by Love!
A mafia-style retelling of Lady and the Tramp set in New Orleans as part of the Bleeding Souls Saved by Love!
January 25th

January 30th

Bound to the Dark Elf King (Of Fate and Kings Book 1)
Live release

Catnapped by the Catman: An Alien Abduction Standalone Romance (Interstellar Protections Agency Book 1)

January RH Book Releases #amreading

January 2nd

Return to the Hollow: A Steamy Paranormal/Dark/Shifter/Romance (Misfit Protection Program Book 2)
January 4th

The Preacher’s Wife: Chasing Lynda (The Preacher’s Daughter – The Preacher’s Wife Book 3)
January 5th

Pretty Broken Things (Caravan of Freaks Book 1)
January 5th

Wasteland: Succubus Ascended Serial (Succubus Harem Book 53) PNR RH
January 6th

Haunts and Hades
January 6th

A Shifter’s Choice (Wolves of Hawthorne Cove Book 5)
January 11th

Danica: Darkness of Winter (Fallen Starlights Series Book 1)
January 12th

Grave Misconduct (Gang of Ghouls Book 3)
January 15th

Renegades Exiled
January 20th

Magic in the Making: A Curse of Blood Serial (Hartford Cove 4) PNR RH
January 21st

Pack Promised (Thrown to the Wolves Book 1) darker PNR RH
January 22nd

Zuko’s Fate: Dragon Valley’s Lord
January 28th

Jewels and Feathers (Race Games Book 3)
January 28th

Rising Darkness (The Veil Keeper Book 4)
January 29th

Fighting Monsters Part 1 and 2
January 30th

WOLF RECLAIMED: A Paranormal Shifter Romance (Aurelia’s Pack Of Misfits Book 2)
January 31st

Make Me Beg: A Dark Enemies to Lovers College Romance (Rich Demons of Darkwood Book 2) Contemporary
January 30th

Cyns Revelation- Paranormal Romance RH
Payne is having a Preorder Giveaway!
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Author Bre Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Bre Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a mother of three boys, all grown now. I love to travel and visit new places. I love to spend time with family and friends and of course read. I consider myself a bit of a nerd. I am a pediatric physical therapist assistant in my non writing life.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I always had stories in my head, but never thought that anyone would want to read them. I honestly did not know how great of a story writer I would be. I received a lot of encouragement over the last year and decided to give it a try and I am glad that I did.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Reverse Harem is my favorite to read, and I love MC and there were limited books out there that involved both. I have traveled through Memphis many times and when I was looking for a place for the story to take place it was what popped into my head.

What are you working on now?

Currently I am working on book 2 of the duet. I am also dually writing a paranormal reverse harem which more information will come out later about.

Do you have any quirks while working?

No quirks with writing other than needing to have some background noise. I have found that I am a punster with a tiny bit of planster mixed in when I am writing.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to release all the books in my head. I also want to plan some merchandise centered around the books and I also have my first book signing scheduled for 2023 in Salem. Honestly, the biggest thing I want is for the readers to continue to love what I write.

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

My advice is to follow you dreams and give it a shot. Always write the story you want and don’t settle for less than that. And know that there will be bumps along the way, I had many, but everything will work out the way it is meant to be.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I want to thank them for taking a chance on a new author. Thank you for loving my story and all the amazing feedback I have gotten from you. I hope to continue to bring you stories for years to come. I love hearing from you so you can always drop me a message, a gif or a an amazing tik tok

Author Annabel Allen #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Annabel Allen

Tell us a bit about yourself… 

Well, I’m a full-time author/freelance writer living in Ontario, Canada. I write under my birth name as well as Annabel Allan, though I keep the spicier subjects more for Annabel! Haha. 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I actually have not! I always enjoyed writing, but for most of my life, I wanted be a scientist, a Palaeontologist. Dinosaurs were always my jam! Once I hit high school though, I wanted to tell stories, turning more towards film. Then I discovered I really can’t tell a story successfully through visuals…so I fell back on writing. I just fell in love with it!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

The Goode Pain series has an interesting past. I wrote the core of the book as a different novel, meant for a different type of series. It was rejected, so I shelved it. Then I was asked to write short stories for a friend, which he mentioned he wanted one about a kick ass Dominatrix. I actually started on the short story (which was titled “Goode Pain”) and by the time I finished what is now the first chapter, I thought man! I need to make this a novel. Then I remembered what an instructor in film school said, that I should flip the dynamic to make things more interesting. So, I took the old manuscript and rewrote it. I then retitled it “Edgeplay”. 

What are you working on now? 

Right now, I’m doing rewrites on my original vanilla series Smoke Chaser. The first two books are released, but I felt the third book was the weaker link, so I’m doing rewrites and edits on it. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

It depends on the manuscript as well as what time it is during the day when I’m writing! Haha. If I’m writing at night, I tend to put on music while writing, which isn’t very quirky. But if I’m writing during the day, I HAVE to put on a movie. And that movie…is usually Jurassic Park! Weird to write BDSM when you have people running from escaped dinosaurs! Haha. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

I think like most authors, I hope for the bestseller status. I went a long while without my writing supporting me, but things are finally working out in that area. But I would love that little orange banner on Amazon saying “Bestseller”! 

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

Do your research! It’s super important to either find someone who can mentor you OR do your own research on how publishing works. I love to answer questions about publishing and writing, so if anyone wants to reach out to me, they definitely can!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Just that I appreciate them! I appreciate anyone who takes the time to read my work. AND please leave a rating and review! Reviews feed authors! 🙂

Author Brooklyn Cross #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Brooklyn Cross

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a Canadian country girl through and through although I love to travel the world and experience other cultures, taste new foods and meet amazing people.
One place I have not been to yet and would love to go is Thailand.
I work a full time job, own a small business and write every free moment I can.
I am an animal lover and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a small child, but never would’ve made it through that much school.
I rescue dogs and nothing brings me more peace then going for long walks with them.
I’m a little addicted to my coffee… okay a whole lot addicted.
I sing about as well as my dogs and my dancing is not much better so it’s a good thing I chose to write.
I like pretty much all music but have a thing for drums and bass guitar. I could listen to that all day.
My favourite food is anything in the dessert family 🙂
I love action movies but can’t watch horror.
If I could pick any one person I’d like to meet it would be Dwayne Johnson.
I like to make people laugh and have no problem doing crazy stuff to cheer someone up.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always enjoyed writing and reading for as long as I can remember, but no I didn’t consider a career as an author until much later in life. My goal was to be an Olympian and to one day stand on a podium for my country and to train and teach full time. That was my dream and it was my sole goal until my mid twenties when I had to give up the dream because of reasons out of my control. Once that dream crumbled, I was left drifting from one job to another feeling unsure who I was or what I wanted. I started writing again as a form of therapy and the idea to become an author continued to bloom from that moment.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am currently working on book 4 in my series The Righteous. This series just sort of came to me when I was brainstorming for a dark and twisty short story. The characters started talking and I jotted down how I saw the entire story playing out and who I wanted my characters to be. My inspiration for any story comes from many locations. Friends, family to personal life experiences and real life issues in the world. I happen to work full time in an industry that I see the best and worst of people. That leads me to questions like what if? Such a simple question and yet so powerful.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Coffee, and music, I think that’s my only quirk. I like to have a coffee at the ready, even if I don’t drink it, and I have to have my headphones charged. Those two things that are my comforts while I focus.

What are your hopes for the future?

My ultimate goal is to be able to write full time. It’s a tall order but, I genuinely love creating worlds and characters that I can share and people fall in love with as much as I love them. As for what I will be working on over the next year. I have the remaining four books in The Righteous series to complete by the end of 2022. I have a joint project with six other very talented authors that I’m very excited about releasing in April 2022 and an anthology piece called Burn With Me that will launch in March. If I can swing it I will release the first book in my paranormal/supernatural series fall 2022. Lots of other projects that are on the calendar for 2023 as well. I may dip my toe in a few genres that are new and exciting for me to explore.

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

There are so many things that I have learned the hard way during this process. The first thing I’d say is if there is one thing to focus your money on, it would be editing. Make sure you pay for someone that is not only a copy text editor, but someone who you can work closely with. Someone that will do developmental editing, and give you honest feedback, it will only make you better at your craft. The second piece of advice I’d give, is write from your heart, and make sure that the emotions, character arcs and world building are as clear to those reading as they are in your mind. A beta or arc team is very helpful for this process. Lastly, I’d say to remember not to compare yourself to any other author or their journey. We are all on our own journey and our paths are all very different and that’s okay.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To those that have read my work and love it, I’d like to simply say thank you. Each one of you makes me smile, and keeps me going more than I can put into words. From the amazing reviews, to sharing my books on your feeds or creating spectacular edits, you blow me away. I appreciate each and every one of you and your support, it genuinely means the world to me. Being an indie author is tough, but it is because of followers like you that make all the blood, sweat and tears worth every moment of it.

Author Amber Nicole #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Amber Nicole

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi I’m Amber,
I am a mom to two amazing kids Lawson (9) and Allison (4)
I have been an Air Force wife for 13 years to my high-school sweetheart.
I love to cook, bake, read, sing, write, as well as write poetry and songs and also I love to proofread and edit.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

So I never imagined I would be a writer. I have always loved to write fun little stories when I was younger I have so many notebooks full of random things.

I actually thought I would be a professional chef for awhile there but when I learned I wouldn’t have holidays or weekends off we decided it wasn’t the best thing for me.

I also was looking into joining a publishing house as an editor.
I have always been an avid reader and thought that would be the perfect job for me. I have been told time and time again that I have eagle eyes when it comes to mistakes.

I alpha and beta for so many amazing authors.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So I have recently learned since I started writing that I can no longer watch TV/ movies or even some music videos. I end up getting inspired and a new WIP appears.

Forever Changed was inspired on a few things:
1. The movie Cruel Intentions
2. A music video
3. Ivy Smoak’s untouchable series she broke me in the beat way and I knew my next book wouldn’t have an HEA. Well that’s Changed now that so many people yelled at me but at still ended up with a crazy cliffhanger.

What are you working on now?

I am working on Forever Yours. Its part two to the Forever Changed duet.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I like to go into a bubble and I can’t be distracted. Any noise bothers me. I like to snack on chocolate covered almonds or reisen candies. I also only write my spicy scenes in a bubble bath.

What are your hopes for the future?

To keep doing this. It can be stressful at time but I love it. I’d like to be able to do this full time and support my family. Maybe let my husband retire from the Air Force and be a stay at home dad.

Forbidden Truths

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

Keep at it. Find your tribe. There are so many amazing, supportive people and authors out there that are willing to help. If this is something you are passionate about I say go for it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I am so humbled and blessed to have found my calling and to have all of you incredible people supporting and helping me achieve my dreams.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart for loving my books and connecting to my characters.