Pre-order Urban Rose #amreading

💚 PRE-ORDER URBAN ROSE 💚

Coming May 24th

Let yourself be taken on a journey by these deep and wonderful poems. This newest edition by renowned poet, Helle Gade, is as beautiful as it is vast. With poems addressing loss, longing, heartache, mental health and imagination, this book will transport the reader into another world. Experience pure emotion while following the poet’s words, weaving through and plucking away at your heart strings.

Check out the amazing Netgally reviews Urban Rose have received on Goodreads.

Spirit is Live #amreading

💙 Spirit is live 💙

Blurb:
A new collection of poems by this award-winning author will take your breath away with the emotions portraying love and loss, sadness and joy. Connect with her words and celebrate life and acknowledge the loss as the author takes you on a journey through her emotions in a most beautiful way – with her carefully chosen words. Her undeniable talent, her beautiful words, the loss she reflects on, will all make you feel her emotions deeply, as they resonate with yours.

Spirit Coming May 10th #poetry

💙 Spirit Coming May 10th 💙

Blurb:
A new collection of poems by this award-winning author will take your breath away with the emotions portraying love and loss, sadness and joy. Connect with her words and celebrate life and acknowledge the loss as the author takes you on a journey through her emotions in a most beautiful way – with her carefully chosen words. Her undeniable talent, her beautiful words, the loss she reflects on, will all make you feel her emotions deeply, as they resonate with yours.

THERE IS Us: Flowers for Ukraine #charity Anthology.

There is Us: Flowers for Ukraine

I’m proud to be part of this charity anthology of poetry, short stories and art from some amazing people that hope to support relief efforts for Ukraine. 100 percent of book sales will be donated.

The sales from this collection are going to organizations providing much-needed aid (organizations like World Central Kitchen, Spare a Rose, and Airbnb’s hosting initiative).

Pre-Order: Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Protect the innocent.

Provide for families.

We stand with Ukraine.

Across the globe authors have come together to provide stories filled with hope, heart and understanding, inspired by the events of February 2022.

STAND FOR UKRAINE is a collection of romance, women’s fiction and poetry. Proceeds go to Save the Children’s efforts to provide Ukrainian children with food, warmth, shelter and psychological support.

Authors:
Alana Ash, Ally Vance, Amabel Daniels, Amanda Cuff, A McCarty, Pandora Snow, Anna Klein, Anne Mercier, Annee Jones, April A. Luna, April D. Berry, M.A. Lee, A.M. Roark, Sarah Stein, Bee Murray, Riana Everly, Lesley Hoover, C.A. Rene, Caraway Carter, Cassie Simon, Christine Ashworth, Corinne M Knight, Danielle Pays, Dawn McGraw, Debra Elise, Diane Jones, Sharon A. Mitchell, Emery LeeAnn, EmKay Connor, Eva Moore, Ginger Ring, Dylan Quinn, Gwen Dylan, Daniel Cade Quinn, Harlow Layne, Harper Michaels, Heather D’Agostino, Heather Scarlett, Helena Novak, P.T. Macias, Carol Van Den Hende, Jakki Frances, Jane Suen, Jen Stevens, Jennifer M. Miller, JCC Downing, Tasha Blythe, J. P. Uvalle, Judith Lynne, K Leigh, Karigan Hale, Kari Ganske, Kasey Hill, Élodie Garroway, Katherine Moore, Katie Rae, K. R. S. McEntire, Kimberly Halstead, Kristie Leigh, Olivia Rhymer, Krystal Pena, Lisa Wells, M.Culler, S.C. Principale, Maida Malby, Zara M Baily, Mandy Bee, Margo Bond Collins, Maria Macdonald, Megan Ryder, M Jameson, Lissa Lynn Thomas, Merrie Destefano, Chele Maccabe, Michelle Iannarelli, Maya Lemaire, Leila Coltyn, Joslyn Westbrook, Kathleen Ryder, N.J. Ember, Aarti V Raman, A.R. Bell, Renee Dahlia, RJ Gray, Robin Andrews, Rosie Wylor-Owen, Rubi Jade, Liz Martinson, Candace Sams, Guinevere Jordan, Shannon O’Connor, Miranda Jameson, Simone Leigh, Skye MacKinnon, Skye Turner, Sofia Aves, Jo Seysener, J. T. Silver, Suki McMinn, Tanya Dawson, Tanya Nellestein, Taya Rune, T.R. Weatherly, T Wells Brown, Tina Glasneck, Toni Denise, Tracy Broemmer, Tracy Reed, Trinity Wood, Yolanda Olson, Zoey Indiana, Iuliana Foos, Melissa Riddell, Bria James, Rebel Carter, Remy Reigns, Emily Rose, Sabrina Silvers, Margaret Madigan, Andie Bale, Dakota Star, Jeanette Ford, Jenny Fenshaw, Anna Volkin, D.A. Nelson, Susan Horsnell, Sloane Nicole, M.A. Lee

Author Nadia Hasan / N.J. Ember #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Nadia Hasan / N.J. Embers

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Hi, I’m Nadia Hasan. I write urban fantasy and paranormal fiction under the name N.J. Ember. I also write poetry under my own name. I live in Michigan with my grandpa (who is one of my biggest fans,) and when I’m not reading or writing I’m usually watching shows like Criminal Minds and Supernatural.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Pretty much. When I was very young I briefly thought about being some kind of singer, but it never felt right. It was my third grade teacher who actually made the suggestion that I become a writer. I was writing stories before then, (mostly short fairytale-type stories that I dictated to my grandmother,) but before my teacher suggested it I didn’t know it was something people could decide to do. After that, it was all I focused on. Which is just as well since I can’t sing to save my life.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The initial ideas for the Heavy Metal Magic Series was all thanks to my amazing writing partner, author Amir Lane. They posted on Facebook about an idea they had to combine heavy metal, an all-female band and witches together, but they didn’t want to write it alone. They were looking for someone to co-write with, and I’d just recently added “publish a co-written book” to my list of things I wantet giving ourselves, the bonds of found family and what it means to be human. Plus, lots of monsters.

I admired the hell out of Amir as an author. I was already a fan of their “Barrier Witch” books, and I’m always trying to learn as much as I can from others in the community. When I find new opportunities to challenge myself with, I jump at them as often as possible. The truth is, the whole thing was serendipitous and surreal. Now I have best friend and a fantastic writing partner for life.

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m working on the second arc of the Heavy Metal Magic Series with Amir, which will pick up with book four. Technically, we have four books out because of the way we chose to number the series (1, 2, 2.5, 3,) which we did in part to differentiate Nadira’s journey from Lottie’s.

Personally, I’m working on a number of projects as N.J. Ember. I write much slower on my own, but a few short stories have been planned as well as a secret project I can’t talk about yet. Under my own name, I’m mostly working on voicing the character of Celia for a podcast show called “Space Mantis” and writing poetry for my next collection.

Do you have any quirks while working?

While I do write with an outline, I write in parts instead of chronologically. Scenes never come to me in order. I also either need music when I write or complete silence. There’s no in between. Usually, I create story playlists and listen to them before I begin to write. For the Heavy Metal Magic Series we have individual character playlists.

What are your hopes for the future?

I’m currently working on my BA in Creative Writing and English from Southern New Hampshire University, so my first hope is that I finally finish my degree. Professionally, I want to continue to improve my skills as an author. I want to continue my goals to write characters and stories that are true to life: complex, diverse, flawed, resilient, and achingly human, even when they’re dealing with the supernatural. I’m also hoping to continue collaborating on projects with authors I admire.

Personally, I’m still learning what happiness and fulfillment look like. I’m hoping that includes some healthier days, surrounded by people who love me unconditionally. I think many of us are hoping for that right now. I want to learn new skills and find ways to connect with the world around me. I’d really love to find a way to bridge my love of books and writing with ways to give back. Honestly, I’m always hoping to find ways to leave this world better than when I came into it.

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

Research everything and don’t be afraid to ask questions. There’s so much information on the internet, social media, and books. Your favorite authors are human too, so sometimes they’ll be able to help you with some of your questions, but much of the time they won’t. Be polite in either case. And like my grandpa says, “the worst they can say is no.”

The most important thing is to be resilient. Write your story and believe in it. Even the stories that have been told before haven’t been told by you. Remember why you started and don’t let anyone convince you not to try. It’s okay to fail, but you haven’t really failed until you’ve given up. Publishing is always changing, so keep learning and don’t get discouraged if your path starts to look different than you’ve pictured it. When something doesn’t work out it’s usually so there’s space in your life for something even better.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much! Thank you for all of your support and patience. Without my readers I couldn’t do what I do.