Dear reader, don’t steal authors work. #eBookPiracy

Dear reader, how would you feel if by the end of the month someone took your wages and expected you to be okay with it? It takes a lot of sold books to even make a little money. To see people blatantly steal your work and sharing, well I’m furious on their behalf. If you can’t afford to buy ebooks, then there’s plenty of libraries where you can borrow books online.

It is not cheap to publish a book and promote it. I’ve asked authors to share their expenses so you can see how much hard work and money they pour into publishing.

▪︎Time spent writing: 2-5 hours a day, approx 30 days for a 50k word book
▪︎Editing – most editors charge around .05¢/word – plus another 5-10 hours once we get it back to make changes
▪︎Proofreading – personally, I don’t pay for this, but add another 10 hours of time from 3 people
▪︎Cover – premade around $30, customs can be hundreds
▪︎Formatting – I do myself, about an hour of time
▪︎Promotion – paid promotions are anywhere from $10-$500, Amazon fluctuates but anywhere from .10¢-$2 per click, plus the 4-6 hours a day spent on social media marketing myself and my books or keeping up with book-related stuff, promo graphics are $7-$10 each
▪︎PA – I don’t use one, but I think $20/hour is average.

▪︎Time spent writing- varies anywhere from 2-3 months
▪︎Editing – 2-3 weeks (plus I edit as I go) cost from $200- 800 depending on the word count
▪︎Proofreading – included above
▪︎Cover $175-250
▪︎Formatting not sure
▪︎Promotion gah… last year I spent over 2k
▪︎PA @200 per month

Time spent writing/editing: call it 500 hours
Editing costs: $2500
Proofreading: I do it myself, backwards, call it 30 hours
Cover: $500
Formatting: $250
Promotion: Who knows, $50 – $3000 (depends what you do)
PA: don’t have one.

I’ve never tracked the time I spend writing; the fastest I ever wrote a novel was 30 days, but not full-time.
Editing: $500–800 US
Proofreading: $200
Cover: $300–500
Formatting: do it myself; 10–15 hours?
Promotion: $500.

Time on the book itself- anywhere up to 500 hours.
For reference, if writing were average paid work at minimum wage- 8.20 per hour, that’s 4100.

Editing-
Bottom end
0.07 per word developmental,
0.05 line.
Proofreading- 0.02 per word.
0.14 per word all in.
This is not the average.

Cover. 100-300 depending on designer, pre-made or custom, genre.
Hand painted- more like 500+

Formatting- 50 basic

Promotion- release week 250 for paid promos. 250 ads. Ads continue.

Then there’s setting up promo, that takes hours. Cost it at 200 in billable hours.

PA. 70

So let’s say a 75000 word book without getting paid a penny for the writing time and hours spent on promotion, with a custom cover at 300, you’re looking at 1600 just to create the thing.

Add paid, billable hours for the writing/promotion you’re looking at about 5000 and
I’m not taking into account running costs of websites, mailing lists, other essential subscriptions.

All in, you’re looking at 7400 for a book that is likely to be mostly read in KU.
But if youre lucky and have a huge wide audience and want to make that back from sales alone, you’re talking over 2400 units at 3.99

Writing the book, about 100 hours, editing $1200 plus 4-5 days of work, cover $900, and then marketing. That’s for a cosy mystery. Fantasy takes me way, way longer and is more expensive to edit.

Time spent writing: 200-500 hours
Editing costs: roughly $1500
Editing time: 2-5 weeks
Cover: $150-$350 per cover
Promo time: .25-1.5 hours a day for the two weeks leading up and around the month after
Amount of heart, soul, and tears put into each work: *insert infinity* ♾

Editing includes the proof- edit is around $800 and proof is $500. If I do a copy it varies.

Months and hours of writing.
Editing cost depending on the length can be anywhere from 75 to 600 dollars. This is combined if you are paying for types of editing. Covers can be anywhere from 80 to 300 but average seems to be about 150. Time editing both before and after it goes to an editor weeks. Time and money spent on promotions again it’s a large range and depending on budgets. I spend two or three hours a week on posting my books, more on release week and month. Then there is the cost of turning it in for copyright, cost for software, sites such as Bookfunnel, calibre, while you can do free sites as time goes on you eventually have to pay for them. Then, you have your website and marketing that type stuff. You rarely make your money back within a year or two depending on what all you are doing other than writing and how popular your books are.

It’s variable for sure, but I’d say…
$1K covers a cover & editing,
I spend $1,000-3000/month on ads,
$10-100 other promo & giveaways,
and TIME. That’s the biggest, most valuable asset they’re stealing IMO. Time away from family, friends, and other things, time spent marketing and writing NLs, interacting in groups, posting in our groups, and then the time to outline, write and edit, so even if I paid myself minimum wage of $10/hr, I’d be out a LOT of money.

Cover Art just for the ebook only- $220
Editing by a professional- $350-400 (the longer the book, the more expensive… also you get what you pay for)
Promotions including giveaways of paperbacks and ebooks, gift cards, etc. – $100-$150
2 passes of editing by myself 40 hours (let’s just say this is worth $30 an hour which is cheap for my hourly rate as a teacher lol) That’s $1200
Time spent writing a 71,000 word book, roughly 150 hours, probably more though. How much is my time worth? Let’s just go with the $30 an hour. Zip recruiter says freelancer writers make between $11-50 an hour. $4500
This does not include all the time spent on social media, promoting, buying program to format, other tools, etc.
Low estimate total cost of writing a book: $6500-$7000

Formatting $50-80
Cover $80+++++++
Promotion – as much as you like but also time in takeovers, links on socials etc plus newsletter ($15/month to bookfunnel)
PA $150/month
Editing -$300++++++
Time writing not working – um, most of the month, each month.

*in my short experience*

-Time spent writing each day: 12-14 hours 6 days a week, the last day a week usually 6 hours (total 78-104)

-editing: average for copy/line/proofing $450-650 depending on length, for developmental editing add on another few hundred (don’t do for all series)

-cover: $350

-formatting: free because I do it myself but I have subscriptions for stock photos for chapter graphics, charges to purchase fonts, and if I do custom paperback it averages me 3 business days of solid work because it’s so intensive

-promotion: average $250-500 a month between street team, giveaways for releases, and shipping

-PA: part time $175, looking to have a second one for street team management which will probably be another $100

Another thing to note- KU page reads are 0.004 per page read. So to make 100 dollars there has to be at least 25,000 pages read in a month (in the US, doesn’t include conversions from other countries). We also don’t get paid for 2 months if it’s from Amazon (well be getting paid Decembers royalties on the 29th of this month)

None of this includes times spend designing, doing social media scheduling/self promoting, or doing takeovers, lack of insurance and dealing with taxes, the mental and physical capacity it takes to constantly be open to judgement of readers, other authors, and the community as a whole especially on turn around time for releases and dealing with reviews on something you’ve worked so hard on, or physical injuries that can stem from working as an author (carpal tunnel, bad eating habits, lack of physical exercise, migraines from staring at a screen all day) all of which takes it’s toll that can’t quantifiably be measured.

▪︎Time spent writing – between three weeks and three months – maybe 80-100 hours
▪︎Editing – $300
▪︎Proofreading – time – so 20 hours
▪︎Cover – do it myself so under $20
▪︎Formatting – do it myself so time – 4 hours
▪︎Promotion – time – 100 hours
▪︎PA – oh, that’s me too! Give it another 100 hours

So, per book I lose about 330 hours with my kids almost two weeks. And I’m out about $320 dollars. If I go money per hour, it costs me around 10k to put out a book.

▪︎Time spent writing: No idea, since I can’t write full time and have yet to find a groove that works with my work and personal life. But it takes me about a year to put out one book. Snail-like, I know.
▪︎Editing: Developmental, copyedit, and proofread all ads up to around 3000-4000€
▪︎Cover: 300-400€
▪︎Formatting: I do it myself, so nothing
▪︎Promotion: 100€ per month (haven’t been too serious with it yet.)
▪︎PA: 50€ month

Depending on how much you want to spend.

But for me it’s is roughly this.

Buying a cover costs around 300 dollar, depending on the quality that you want.
Editor depending on word count and how many times they go over it. For me was that roughly 800 dollars.
Proofread, was around 350 dollars.
Then I have a book funnel account, 100 dollars a year.
Writing programs like scrivener and dabble, roughly 150 dollars.
Don’t forget a laptop or computer to write on.
Then formatting, done by someone else it was 55 dollars. And buying the software was around 250 dollars.

Then of course the promotion. Paying for advertising, depends on what the author wants. But can go up to 150 dollars easily.
Putting in time to do promotions. That can take up an 8 hour work day.
Paying someone to have promotion material made. Or spending the time to do it yourself.

Writing, a full day of writing is 8 hours for me. If I’m going fast I hit 10k. If it’s a slow day I write over 5k. If the book is 100k long it takes me roughly between the 80 and 160 hours. That’s only writing the first draft. Editing, rewriting takes half that time (for me). Then it’s send to the beta’s, who go over it. This takes up a week, easily.
Getting it back, I go over it. Which depends on how much needs to be done, could take between 2 and 5 days. Then it goes to the editor. That is between one and two weeks. Then I get it back, and read over the editors notes, adjust things. This takes between a day and 5 depending on how much needs to be done. After that it goes either to the proof reader for one last check. Which is another 3 days. After that it goes to the arc readers. And then it’s off to being published.

And this all is when everything goes alright. That no other things come in between and I have a full days of work.
Still it’s a lot of work, a whole process to make the world’s come to life.
Having people pirate your books means that all your hard work, time and money is thrown out of the window.

Audio Sorceress Marnye Young #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself


I am a narrator/producer of audiobooks and I own my own company with a team of 9 others. It’s a globally recognized SAG AFTRA contracted award winning company called Audio Sorceress where we service indie authors (self published or with smaller publishers). I am also a stay at home mother to 5 year old identical twin girls. And I raise chickens. I am also cowriting an adaptation of a historical romance fiction series into a play about Matilda Flanders (William the conqueror’s wife) and the first anointed queen of England also my 27th great grandmother I learned about that months ago.

Have you always wanted to become a narrator?


Actually no. LOL! What I mean is I was pursuing a career in acting and had just broken into TV when I found out I was pregnant with twins and that changed the trajectory of my career path. The wonderful thing is that I still act just not on stage as much it’s mostly behind a mic now.

Where do you find inspiration for your work?


My children inspire me. People watching where you can do character studies of people hopefully not that they notice that’s what you are doing. But whereas in acting I used to watch people and imitate their hand gestures body movements I now really focus on their voices and what they are doing with their tongues when they speak and then file that away for a character to use later somewhere.

What are you working on now?


Too many things. Hah. No seriously I have 20 books in my cue most of them romance with some poetry thrown in there along with time travel and a non fiction dual narration something I have actually never done that should be very interesting. And that doesn’t include the 30 or some projects that I will be producing with my company and other narrators this year.

Do you have any quirks while working?


Not a quirk but I do love my stuffed animals. I have a ton of them and some are 3 feet high and the studio is like 6 by 5 feet or something crazy. It’s tiny. My favorite is a yellow bear names Milo. He is the best.

What are your hopes for the future?


I really hope to grow Audio Sorceress where we can service even more of the indie community and get their words out there. I love supporting great talent. I would also loved to strengthen relationships with publishers so that they will look to us to do their audio for their clients.
I would also like to develop stronger relations with publishers to be hired independently of Audio Sorceress.

Do you have any advise for authors concerning audiobooks?


Absolutely. I saw someone the other day who said when I win the lottery I will do an audiobook for my book. Audiobooks can be done for no pay up front like through ACX when you do a royalty share and split the net royalties with the narrator. There are some super talented folks who do RS so don’t ever think it’s not possible to bring your book to audio. And it can be a significant financial commitment but the benefits are amazing. It does several things for you the least of which is increasing your credibility as an author. Remember what works for one person may not work for all so you may have someone who wants to go through ACX or Findaway (that’s another one if they want global reach) and someone else who wants to go through a production company. Now will you pay more than simply hiring a narrator on ACX absolutely but remember that by hiring a company you now have an entire team working to help with the success of your audiobook. So you must determine your budget and figure out what works for you. I will say this though RS can be a tough sell these days so I would strongly consider offering a stipend or flat PFH rate along with it like 100 or 125 PFH so that the narrators editing proofing and mastering cost are covered or at least some of it is. If you do you will find that your pool of talent will grow exponentially.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?


I LOVE YOU!! Seriously I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for you. I think I have about 20k across all social media now and man it’s mind blowing. Your support and your trust and your faith in me has been tremendous and my only hope is to continue to pay it forward and to continue to give you my very best.

I am currently working on a romantic comedy series by international bestselling author Lucía Ashta who is just a dream to work with. It’s a dual narration with the sexy voiced Lucas Webley who is fantastic as well and can pretty much do anything…seriously he can.

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Author Belle Harper #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself


Well, I’m Belle Harper. And I live in a little semi-rural town about an hour from Melbourne, Australia. I love mint chocolate, all types of office supplies. I’m married and have three children.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes, for as long as I could remember I would be reading, making plays for my sisters to act in or just telling my parents made up stories and entertaining them. When I was 12, I told my parents I wanted to be an author and that stayed with me into my teens. But I never knew how to go about it, so the dream died and I went into aged care nursing. Which was a job I loved, but not my dream.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


My current series out is Brides of the Aashi. I just fell in love with Alien romance back in 2017 when I first read a Ruby Dixon book. And I slowly built my Alien world and all the worlds around them over about a six month period. It was a lot of fun, but I gave my Aliens a little twist, most books have Alpha males. And in the Aashi world they are not, it’s a female run world.

What are you working on now?


I’m currently working on a paranormal series. Book one is Twice Bitten and will be out March. (April the latest.) It is Young Adult/ New Adult. With Shifters and Vampires as her love interests.

Do you have any quirks while working?


Mmm… haha. I eat chocolate when im editing. Every chapter I edit I give myself 5 M&M’s. I have now started writing “The End” at the start of all my manuscripts. Then as I am typing I’m chasing the end. Because there is no better feeling than a finished book.

What are your hopes for the future?


I hope that readers still enjoy my books and I will continue to produce stories. I have great support from my husband and kids. I’m a full time author, and this is my dream job.

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


Join all the craft and author FB groups you can. Books, podcasts, YouTube videos. I go to the supermarket and listen to the Self publishing show every Friday. So its easy to learn new skills when there is so many authors sharing knowledge… I love learning.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?


My amazing readers and followers. I love you all. You always have your pom poms out when I am writing or when I release a new book. I wouldn’t be here without you all, so thank you all for taking a chance on me. It keeps me going, and wanting to better myself as a writer.

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Fight Little Wolf is #LIVE @Author_S_Rayne

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My name is Aurora and this is my journey. I have traveled far, hunting down my enemies. What I’ve learned so far hurts, the betrayal runs bone deep. So many cogs in the machine, and so many traitors to pursue. The ice dragon castle is a place of wonder and great danger. I settle two scores and receive a surprising arrival. Oberon, King of the High Elves takes an interest in my journey. He bestows a powerful and lethal gift upon me. Sometimes it pays to be a beast of legend. During my time in the castle, I finally complete my harem and reach my full potential. With all five mates at my side and an army at my command, I am almost ready to return to my ancestral home. Along the way, we’ve discovered the identity of the puppeteer, and there’s a major score to be settled there. The body count is rising and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. By my blood, I swear I will avenge my family and take back what is rightfully mine. This is the second coming of the Blood Queen.

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Author Josslyn Leach #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Josslyn Leach I am a mother to two amazing little monsters, and a fur baby. I’m also married to a wonderful, sexy, annoying asshat. Don’t worry I really do love him. I was born and raised in a small town in Southern Utah. I grew up helping my grandparents on a farm, running wild on our family mountain property and camping and going on adventures with my other grandparents. Aside from that it all gave me my love for adventures, camping and exploring new places. Adding fuel to my imagination and writing.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No but its always been apart of my life. I have a natural talent for coming up with stories mixed with a wild imagination. I actually wanted to become a great deal of other things but when I had my first heart surgery and was on bedrest for a month, I decided to write story. Nothing to crazy but just for fun my daughter helped me pick out what we’d right about and what the main fmc would look like. That was it…… after that I knew that it was part of my destiny to write stories. Write about the crazy dreams I have or the daydreams I come up with. And I don’t regret a thing.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current story is a many rewrite and figuring out how I wanted the story my daughter help start many years ago. The current version is basically a full rewrite with a few of the characters names and looks placed into a setting about a Goddess instead of the original idea of a wolf who finds a necklace and becomes a savior of her world. (Don’t worry I’ll be using that idea for something later. These characters just decided it wasn’t for them.)

What are you working on now?

I am working on three projects Unknown Destiny coming out July 2020 (Sorry everyone I needed a bit more time to perfect it.)

A secret co-write with Clover Payne. The release date is still undecided.

And last but certainly not least A Cupids Salvation coming the end of 2020 or early 2021.

Do you have any quirks when writing?

Well when I start writing out my story, I write it out fully or mostly with a paper and pencil. I then type it up adding more details and repeat the process several times.

What are your hopes for the future?

I think my goals are like many authors goal being able to fully support myself with my books and able to write all the time.

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

First- Find yourself an amazing pa. believe me they help, so much even if they are just reminding you to eat, got to sleep, and that you can do this.

Secondly- Start saving so you can pay for editing, covers. (these are the most important things needed for your book.)

Third- Don’t give up even if you have no support, not sure who will want to read your story or just unsure about everything. Keep going I promise you there is one person waiting to read your story and that one person can grow into more, and more. You’ve got this we’ve all been there and are still going through it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Yes, I want to thank you all for your support and patience. You all keep me going and inspire me to write more. I love you all, I am so thankful that you picked me even when I didn’t have much to share.

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Author Elyssa Dawn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, I’m the mother of two crazy fun boys who like to keep me on my toes. Married my best friend about 10 years ago. We met online, actually, because of a book series! 

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to do something with books. It’s always been my passion. I used to spend the entire summer at the library pouring over the books. I’d take home the allotted 10 at a time and be back for more before the week was over. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

Another author friend wanted to do a shared villain theme, and I immediately thought of Hook. My love for the pirate only grew with the show Once Upon A Time and Disney Descendants—yes I love Disney, I can’t help it! I wanted to twist it up a little and have it be about his descendants. I threw in quite a few things from the original, only with a slight variation. I’m excited to see what people think or if they pick up on those additions.

What are you working on now?

Right now I’m picking my NaNo project back up and completely re-working it. I found an amazing developmental editor who is able to see my characters and their personalities, and I can’t wait to work through what I have of it! I’m also sliding back into a co-write that my other author friend and I planned almost two years ago. Life got in the way for us both, but we’ve got a planning session scheduled at the end of the month and I’m so excited!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm, well I actually sit with headphones on but I don’t actually listen to anything. It distracts me when I’m writing. 

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to publish stories people are excited to read. I want to continue to develop my craft and grow as an author.

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

Just get the words out. You can’t edit or fix words that you don’t have.

Don’t set a publish date until you’re almost completely done.

Find your tribe. That group of people who encourage you and make you want to do more. 

Do you have anything to say to your readers? 

I hope you enjoy my first adventure into this world! Many more adventures from this fun group of characters will be coming. So stay tuned on my social media for any updates!



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Author Janie Marie #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

I live in Texas with my husband, three children, and our pets. I’m addicted to Dr Pepper and bad boys with pretty eyes.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Absolutely not. I was the girl who hated reading, and I nearly failed Senior English because I had anxiety about learning how to write. It’s honestly a long story about how I started to write, but I’ll just say it was a way for me to grieve the death of my best friend who told me to share my life with others.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Nearly everything I write is inspired by my personal experiences, my love for mythology and fairy tales.

What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m preparing Jane’s Team: A Gods & Monsters Bizarro Universe. It’s a high school reverse harem that happens to also be an alternate reality for my Gods & Monsters characters.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

My husband says I yell more than usual. He’s lying, obviously.

What are your hopes for the future?

Only to build onto the worlds I’ve created. I’d love to see how far I can go with them. A tv series would be a dream come true.

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

Never let anyone tell you that you have to change something you don’t want to. Yes, it may be what people think they want, but I think it’s more about what we as authors know our characters want that makes great writing. Plus, you can’t please everyone—someone is always going to be there to hate on your work. You might as well be happy with it because the person telling you to change will not be there in the future.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for all the support through the years. You’ve watched me through some dark moments, and you’ve stuck by me when I was ready to give it all up. You’re goddesses and warriors. I adore you. But, sorry, Ryder, David, Luc, and Tercero are mine. Haha

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Sara Gonzalez PA #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, my name is Sara. I’m a Mom of three grown children, I’m and Author and a PA. My first published work was almost fourteen years ago. With more to come.
I’ve been a PA for almost a year.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Never even considered it until I had been hanging in a group of an Author i had come to respect. I had always had fun and then the opportunity came about and here I am.

What do you do as a PA?

These things vary, but schedules, editing, events, brainstorming, all aspects of admin. But also can’t leave out that we have an amazing admin team that helps as well and couldn’t imagine this job with out them.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I’m sure I do but nothing that stands out. Mostly certain things being done certain way. But again as a team we do this together.

What are your hopes for the future?

To see that my Author successfully succeeds as my Author will do the same for me. We all write and we all support each other. Its amazing!

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

Insist on an open communication with your Authors. No lies no hold backs. A PA can not truly do their job well if their Author is not forthcoming with information needed and promptly. Create a bond, a good friendship even.

Are you available for new work or booked solid.

No, I’m committed to my work where I am. Totally booked. Two many hands in the pot creates a chaos not needed.

Books I look forward to. 2 #preorder

Rose Feelin Horney by Jewels Arthur

Rose drank the pumpkin spice latte and she got the men. Sounds like a happily ever after for this big beautiful woman, right?

Not so fast.

Rose, Dean, Finn, and Sebastian know that someone is targeting Vee with all these bogus charges but they don’t know who or why.

Could it be a coincidence? An act of passion from an ex? An attack on their vampirism? Or could it be something else entirely?

Will Rose and her men ever get a minute to relax or could this be the end of Vee?

The Grimm Girl by Hattie Youngblood

My name is Mori, and something is hunting me. It should be impossible, given the fact that I died two years ago.

I spend my ghostly hours dodging the shadows that grasp for me–coaxing me with sweet whispers of a second chance. Something’s keeping me here, no matter how fast I run towards that light. The darkness just pulls me right back. The desire to fall into its arms grows stronger every hour, especially when it comes in the form of four haunting men with the darkest souls I’ve ever tasted.

This is a deliciously dark Reverse Harem standalone novel filled with monsters, nightmares and passionate love that transcends death.18+ advised due to graphic violence, sex and depictions of trauma.

Igniting Her Flame by Laurell Skye

🔥 Fated Mates
🔥 Strong female mc
🔥 Multi POV
🔥 Sexy military hybrids
🔥 +18 due to mature content

My name is Brenna. I do not know who my birth family is, however I know who I am. I am 23, a Jiu-Jitsu master and a beloved adopted daughter. I am grateful to have my best friend, Cordie, in my life. She grounds me and keeps me on my toes with her wild stories of the magical world where her brain resides. 

Cordie and I go out together like we always do and have a fantastic girl’s night. The next day, however, something terrible happens. My world is changing fast. It all sinks in when three guys step in to help me with my predicament. Sometimes the best things come out of the most hellish situations. I intend to find out who and what they are, once I burn this place to the ground — that is if the Devil doesn’t kill me first.

WARNING: 18+ only due to mature content. References bdsm, hint at rape (insinuation only), why choose romance, strong female main character. Fated/true mates series with multiple points of view. Book one of three.

Death and Other Calamities by Sterling Thomas

Life doesn’t always work out the way you want. You buy into the whole “American Dream”- get married, buy a house, get a dog- but you’re never guaranteed things will end up all sunshine, roses, and magical unicorn dicks.

Take me, for example. I’m thirty, own a cute little bungalow, married to the guy I love, and I get to be my own boss with my best friend. Everything is coming up Lorelai. Until it isn’t. My fifth anniversary sets things in motion I never could’ve anticipated.

Now I see dead people. No, not like that movie. I mean I see them die. Apparently that’s my super power now. Yay. 

The only good thing that’s come of losing my old life? The four supes I work with to help solve bizarre murders. They’re helping me navigate this new world and I foresee a lot of sexual tension in my future. Oh, and a lot of really bad nightmares, but I guess that’s just part of the package.

*This is a reverse harem romance meant for readers 18 and older. It is a slow burn with high heat.

Avarice: House of Mustelid by Emma Cole

Welcome paranormal delinquent… We hope you enjoy your stay at Wicked Reform School. 

To facilitate this, we have a few rules: 
1) Never disobey your instructors or staff 
2) Be at the appointed place at the appointed time 
3) Fights will not be tolerated (unless sanctioned by your guards) 
If you follow these rules, you’ll be fine. If not, well… 

They didn’t have to say anymore. Everyone knew the ending to the sentence. Reform or die…it was our only choice. Because this wasn’t a school, it was our prison.

AVARICE: HOUSE OF MUSTELID is a reverse harem academy romance with a twist! It features brand new characters and is number 3 in the Wicked Reform School Series! At this reform school, you’ll discover wicked paranormals, wicked punishments, and wicked pleasure, like you’ve never read before!

Forgotten Essence by Aster North

Death is an insurmountable fact. We all will experience it at some point. The question is what happens after. Where does the soul go?

Well, it goes to me. Or someone like me, at least. My name is Zella Healani. I’m a Grim Reaper. Not the kind most think of when they picture the old skeleton guy either. Nope. I’m young, have no swinging stick thing, and am usually swimming with some kind of mind-altering substance.

Don’t let that deter you, though. Not that you actually could. Like it or not, I’ll pull your soul free from your husk and ferry it back to the big soul soup we all start from. You get a new life, and I get a hit of euphoria so pure, it’s addicting. Oh, and some additional powers here and there.

But what if someone could stop the Grims from coming for you? And how exactly am I supposed to save a whole world full of souls when no one believes me? That, my new friend, is exactly what I’m going to tell you because somehow, I’ll find my way back to the desolate world I stumbled upon. My only problem? I’ll have to do it while controlling my monster, dealing with three new babysitters, and committing crimes that might just get me thrown into the soul soup, too.

Have a seat and open the pages to discover what happens when you mix evil, forgotten souls, and one screwed-up Reaper together.

Forgotten Essence is the first in a fantasy RH with sci-fi aspects series. She doesn’t choose between the men. It contains potentially triggering content. This book is not meant for those below age 18 and may not be suitable for everyone. 

Shadowlands Sector by Mila Young

They call me an outcast, weak.

I’ve fought my whole life for survival, running from an attack on my family I ended up hiding with the Ash Wolves. This one move might be my biggest mistake of all. And I’m the queen of mistakes…

I let them believe I’m broken, let them believe the lies. I let them believe anything they want…as long as it isn’t the truth.

There’s a monster inside me, one made of terrifying need. I swallow it down, hiding under the pretense of being normal. But I’m not normal. I’m anything but.

Bonding is the only thing that will save us—me and the Ash pack. Only I need someone strong enough to fight the darkness inside me…and savage enough to stay.

Will the the ruthless alpha of Shadowlands Sector help me…when he finds out the truth of what I am?

This is a standalone shifter paranormal romance story for those who love alpha protectors, wolf shifters, and steamy scenes.

Darkblood by Scarlett Snow & Tiegan Clyne

I’m Alice Underland, a Darkblood witch whose dreams were taken from me. 
After living a life of cruelty at the hands of the Mad Hatter, I managed to make friends in The Great Forest and start fresh despite the darkness living within me. One night, one tea party, one bloodbath later, my entire world turned upside down. Plagued by the horrors of that night, I decided to leave the forest and join the mortal world with my familiar Jasper at my side. 
Unfortunately, humans play by different rules here, and magic isn’t celebrated. 
It’s feared. 
Now a single act of kindness has cost my freedom once again. 
We might all be mad at this reform school, but I’m the maddest, and I have the King of Hearts with me to prove it. 
I also have two sexy twin brothers I thought were dead long ago and they’re hell-bent on giving me a happily ever after. Little do they know that I’m a villain now, and villains don’t often get happy endings…

DARKBLOOD: HOUSE OF WITCHES is a reverse harem academy romance with a twist! This novel is based on the major character, Alice Underland, from bestselling dark fairytale retelling series Everafter Academy. But in the human world, not all heroes get their happy endings, and at this reform school, you’ll discover wicked paranormals, wicked punishments, and wicked pleasure, like you’ve never read before! Preorder your copy to discover who will survive.

Authors Note: You do not need to read Everafter Academy to enjoy this story. This novel can be read as a standalone and contains a HEA.

The Standby by K.A. Knight

Coming this Valentine’s Day is a love story like no other…it might be sweet and fiery but there is nothing predictable about these lovers…

When my flight is cancelled on Valentine’s Day, I find myself trapped in the airport with hours to kill, waiting on standby for the next available flight.
I never expected to run into the charming and handsome Logan Hemsworth, billionaire and best-selling horror writer…especially seeing as I’m reading his book.
What starts as a friendly conversation to pass time soon turns into something else. One week, that’s all we have but when it’s over and we part ways, something is different. Something has changed in me. Thanks to him. I go back to my life, and he returns to his…but can we truly stay away from each other?
A connection like this comes once in a lifetime but we’re from completely different worlds…maybe it’s time they collide?
Who knows, maybe cupid is working his magic after all?

The Standby will be a live drop, so you can’t pre-order it.

Books I look forward to #preorder

Last Chance Diner by Rowan Thalia


▪️ Shifters
▪️ Lots of Tension
▪️ Destined Mates
▪️ A prophecy
▪️ Witches
▪️ Epic battle
▪️ Stand-Alone RH

Last Chance?
Some might say that, but for me it’s a new beginning.
On the run from an overbearing Alpha that’s decided to trade me for an alliance, I travel across the country in search of a place to hide. I will not be sold.
As luck would have it, I stumble upon my new forever home. A beacon in the night, the Last Chance Diner calls me into it’s sanctuary. The Not-A-Pack that run the restaurant reluctantly take me in, and from there everything about my life changes.
Just when I think I’ve outrun my former life, Thane’s enforcer finds me. I’m forced to make a split second decision that shatters my newfound freedom. Every move I make seems to lead me into a new danger and now I’ve got four mates that I’m dragging with me into the melee.
Amidst the chaos, a prophecy comes to light and hope blooms bright. As Moon Born, I charge forward with the intent to reclaim my life, and solidify my mate bonds. With three Sisters of the Moon and my four mates at my side, I feel invincible.
Will my new powers be enough to break the chains of my betrothal, or is Thane’s dominance too great to overcome? Dark magic and outdated pack law are both working against me.
I’m determined to win and destined to lead a new era.
‘A great leader will fall,
His loss will be her gain.
And so shall the Moon Born rise.’

Blooming Courts by Poppy Woods and Kendra Moreno

A deadly disease has spread through the Blooming Courts of Tuatha.

The louloudi are meant to flourish for a thousand years before they return to the Earth. Death has been a distant foe for so long, no one spares it any thought. Until now. As sickness sweeps through the kingdom, with the cure always just out of reach, the courts have never been filled with so many blossoms. Even in death, they breathe life. 

Ila Slystina has been raised in the confines of the Orchidasi Kingdom, wanting for nothing, hidden away like some sparkling treasure, but she dreams of so much more. When she’s caught returning from a forbidden trip, her mother, the Orchidasi Queen, punishes her the only way she sees fit. 

Ila is sent on her season far earlier than she should be. Now, she’s being paraded through the twelve courts like a prized cow and she wants nothing more than to escape.

Her mother wants her to collect power. 
But Ila finds herself collecting hearts instead. 

With death surrounding her on every side, and new dangers sprouting up at every turn, can Ila learn to balance the mischief that sings in her soul with her duty to her people? 

After all, the courts aren’t the only things that must bloom . . .

Stealing Shiloh by Loxley Savage and K.A. Knight

I am one of the Forsaken. 

Growing up in the Harvest House I always knew what my destiny would be – a life dedicated to an alien Klan purley for mating purposes. Never did I imagine that I would actually like the Klan who won me never mind start to care for them…and crave them. 

My new life on Oxious was better than I had ever hoped for, until I was taken. My captors are cruel and malicious. They despise my Klan mates for a past I know nothing about. Guided by their blind rage, they take their hatred out on me.

Will I ever see my mates again or will I forever remain a captive in this unforgiving prison?

My name is Shiloh, and I have been stolen. 

*Stealing Shiloh is book two in The Forsaken series, this book can be read as a stand-alone as can any of the others. This book has mature content intended for 18+ with explicit and violent scenes. Stealing Shiloh is a reverse harem, dark alien sci-fi romance*

Fight Little Wolf by Serenity Rayne

🐺 TWIN Sammich!
🐺 Mate ORGY
🐺 M/M
🐺 Paranormal Reverse harem romance.
🐺 Betrayal & Retribution
🐺 Surprise Guest
🐺 Puppeteer Discovered
🐺 Strong ass female main character

My name is Aurora and this is my journey. I have traveled far, hunting down my enemies. What I’ve learned so far hurts, the betrayal runs bone deep. So many cogs in the machine, and so many traitors to pursue. The ice dragon castle is a place of wonder and great danger. I settle two scores and receive a surprising arrival. Oberon, King of the High Elves takes an interest in my journey. He bestows a powerful and lethal gift upon me. Sometimes it pays to be a beast of legend. During my time in the castle, I finally complete my harem and reach my full potential. With all five mates at my side and an army at my command, I am almost ready to return to my ancestral home. Along the way, we’ve discovered the identity of the puppeteer, and there’s a major score to be settled there. The body count is rising and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. By my blood, I swear I will avenge my family and take back what is rightfully mine. This is the second coming of the Blood Queen.

The Lost by K.A. Knight

After I was betrayed and left for dead in the sands of the wasteland, I found a new home—a sanctuary of lost souls like me. With the help of others, I rebuilt myself until I was stronger than before, but when word comes that my old home, Paradise, has fallen, I have a choice to make. 

Leave my new home, my new life and friends, and ride to the rescue of the very people who betrayed me…or stay? 

The decision isn’t an easy one, but three men will stand by my side either way. It seems fate has its eyes on me and when my past, present, and future collide, will I be left heartbroken or will they reassemble the damaged, tattered pieces of me?

Three men, one I loved as child, one as teenager, and the other as a woman…the question is, can I still love them all? Is my heart big enough? 

But this isn’t just a love story, oh no. This is a tale of revenge and queens. 

When the bloodshed and death arrive and war erupts, who will remain beside me? 

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence*

Beloved by Poppy Woods

The world bleeds as noble vampire families war amongst themselves. The Valentine and Bordeaux clans have fought for centuries over the right to rule. Until an opportunity to merge the two sides is born.

Sabine Bordeaux is destined to marry the Valentine heir, something she’s known since birth. Their union will end the bloodshed once and for all. She knows her duty . . . 

. . . and wants nothing to do with it.

She never expected three men, shrouded in mystery, to answer her prayers. Whisked away to an island she’s only heard about in fairy tales, at the mercy of the very Gods she prayed to for a reprieve, secrets come to light that leave Sabine lost and confused. 

She wanted to escape her duty . . .

She just never knew how much she’d bleed for it.

Fires of Hatred by Erin O’Kane

‘My name is 625. 
At least, that’s the number branded into my skin, the only identity I have.
My real name, whatever it was, was stripped from me when I was sold into slavery at age eight.
I am now 20, and no more than property, my only purpose working in the palace.
Until the day I meet him.’

The Elves and Humans have been at war for millennia. 
No one even remembers why or how it started.
When a slave girl is sent to clean in a forbidden part of the castle, she stumbles across a secret which could cost her life.
A captured Elf, sworn enemy of the Human people, forced into making Elven weaponry to fight against his own kin.

Will they see past the differences between their races and help each other to survive?

Or will their union only serve to stoke the fires of hatred?

This book is intended for audiences 18+ and contains some scenes of violence that some may find distressing.

Once Upon A Raven by Serenity Rayne

☠️ Villian turned anti-hero
☠️ BDSM elements
☠️ Human Tesla coil
☠️ Voodoo
☠️ Redemption
☠️ Dark Romance

Do you know what it’s like to be cursed? I do. The last ten years of my life I can only return to my human form for five days. All because of the Voodoo Witch Doctor Jacques. One of the idiots in my congress broke his daughters heart. In turn, He dubbed all raven shifters evil, and cursed us. He gave us calavera’s and a choice, kill or die. I’m a survivor, and I plan on beating last years body count. There’s one unforeseen glitch in my plans, and her name is Mina.


** TRIGGER WARNING** BDSM elements, torture, prostitution. Graphic death scenes in unique ways, Stockholm syndrome elements. Mass murderer turned anti-hero

Fearless by Crystal Ash

I once did everything in my power to save lives.
Now I stand aside and watch men die.

The man I love must kill one of his own. Someone he considered a brother, a fellow Steel Demon, put the entire club in danger. As president, Reaper must crush every last threat to his people, or the Steel Demons MC could cease to exist altogether.

Reaper is ruthless. His justice is punishing. But despite his name, he takes no pleasure in executing someone he once trusted. The task is weighing on him. That’s why he needs me.

But he’s not the only one.

The vice president with the seductive charm needs me. The silent soldier with terrifying nightmares needs me. And the sweet, golden man with the falcon on his shoulder? It scares me how much I need him.

All of these men have killed without hesitation. They all battle demons I can’t begin to fathom. In my journey to combat violence with healing, I found my home with men just as cruel as they are loving.

Can I be fearless enough to love them all?



Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! Fearless is the third 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.

All the Teacher’s Prisoners by NJ Adel

I investigate a murder at a paranormal prison and end up behind bars with four psycho inmates.

A secret prison for the supernatural is being built. I have one thing to say to that. BS.
But when a murder happens at Forest Grove Penitentiary on a secret ward my father claims it’s where they keep supernatural inmates, and the crime is staged to make our kind look dangerous, giving the government grounds to lock us up whenever they want, I have to investigate the murder myself.
If any of this is true, my whole family and I are in danger. 

The four suspects I interrogate scream notorious evil psychos. Classic criminals. Nothing supernatural.
Except when one of them siphons my magic–did I mention I’m a shifter?–and uses me to break out… What in the actual…?

As the government declares me an accomplice, not a victim, I’m on the run with a dangerous demon, a psycho half-vampire half-lion shifter, a killer dragon shifter and a treacherous fae. And to make matters worse, the paranormal prison is real, and my father has been placed there for no reason.
I have to find a way to save him and my family. 
Whatever it takes. 
Even if I go back to that prison myself and lose my freedom forever and perhaps even my life.