Author Montana Ash #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Montana Ash

Tell us a bit about yourself…

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

Have you always wanted to become an author?

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

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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

What are you working on now?

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

Do you have any quirks while working?

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

What are your hopes for the future?

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

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

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

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

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

July Book Releases #amreading

July 1

Moonlit Citrine: Fated Mates WhyChoose Rom Com (Moonlit Falls Book 6)
July 1

Alien Abduction for Beginners: Christmas Assignment (The Intergalactic Guide to Humans Book 5) Sci-fi romance fmf with Santa being abducted.
July 1

Surfaces (Tangled Crowns Book 5) Fantasy Romance RH
July 1

Vengeance of a Queen: The Resurrection of Queens, Book 2, PNR MF
July 1

Greed: A Dark Contemporary Romance, Rumpelstiltskin Retelling,
Dark Contemporary RH fairytale retelling.
 
July 4

Decadent Sins: A dark, anti-hero, paranormal romance, M/F
July 5

Beautifully Played (Candied Crush Book 18) Contemporary Romance MM
July 5

Claiming: Succubus Reborn Serial (Succubus Harem Book 47)
July 6

Coming Home (Losing My Heart Book 3) Contemporary MF Romance
July 8

Moonlit Jasper (Moonlit Falls Book 6) PNR RH
July 8

Bad Hades: A Fated Mates Fantasy Romance (Rebel Gods Book 2)
July 8

The Mercy of Demons: An Underestimated Novel Book 6, MC RH
July 9

Elemental Awakened (Of Demons and Dragons Book 1) PNR RH
July 9

Knocked Up: My Over the Top Possessive Alpha Harem, contemporary
July 9

Beyond: A High School Bully Romance (Tory’s School for the Troubled Book 2) PNR RH
July 15

A Shifter’s Trial (Wolves of Hawthorne Cove Book 2) PNR RH
June 15

Pride: A Rapunzel Retelling Dark Contemporary Romance, RH fairytale retelling
July 15

The Lieutenant : A dark military romance (Broken Warriors Book 1) Dark RH Military Stepbrother Romance
Juli 15

The Sacrifices We Make: Maven of Mayhem Series Book Two, RH
July 16

Their Champion Companion Novels: The Complete Series, Dystopian RH
July 16

Healed By The Stars: An Alien Reverse Harem Standalone Romance (SOS Space Station)
July 16

The Games We Play (The Path of Temptation
Book 3)
July 16

Shameful: A Paranormal Wolf Shifter Rejected Mate Romance (Reject Island) PNR RH
July 16

Love in the Stars (Signs of Love Book 1) M/F contemporary romance
July 16

Outlaw: A Paranormal Shifter Romance (The Pack Prophecy Book 2)
July 16

Vicious Punks: dolls and douchebags part two
dark rh romance
July 17

Sins of the Blood (PNR MF)
July 19

Moonlit Spinel: Unique Shifter Why Choose (Moonlit Falls Book 7) PNR RH
July 19

Writhe (Hellish Book 14) PNR MM
July 19

Witch Catastrophe in Westerham (Paranormal Investigation Bureau Cozy Mystery Book 17)
July 20

Hell’s Fury: RBMC Tonopah, NV, Paranormal MC
July 22

Moonlit Agate: A Paranormal Small Town Romance (Moonlit Falls Book 8) RH
July 23

Empty as a Scarecrow (Heirs of Oz Book 2) PNR
23 Juli

Project: Adapt – Reboot: A Space Fantasy Alien Romance (Book 5) RH
July 24

On The Hunt : A Paranormal Hunters Anthology – Vamp Hunter by Jenee Robinson
July 26

Feral Breed (Wolves of Chaos Valley) PNR/wolf shifter, MF
July 28

Lilith’s Heart (Wrongfully Damned Book 3) PNR RH
July 28

Princess Celesti 2: A Sci-Fi and Fantasy Reverse Harem Romance
July 29

Moonlit Danburite: An Elemental Reverse Harem RomCom (Moonlit Falls Book 9)
July 29

Storm : A Dark MC Romance (A Dark & Dirty Sinners’ MC Series Book 8) MF
July 29

Forsaken Secrets: A slow-burn new adult fantasy romance (Isle of the Forsaken Book 1)
July 31

Fear: A paranormal women’s fiction shared love romance (Masters from Afterlife Book 6) PNR RH

Complete Series PNR RH 26

Wonderland: Chronicles of Blood

Mal is a Fixer, a child raised and trained to “fix” broken fairy tales by an organization the Fixers refer to as DeadEnd. Because, once you enter a fairy tale, there’s no getting out.

Mal has been assigned Wonderland. You know Wonderland, the place Alice visited as a child. Wonderland, with a Mad Hatter and a Cheshire Cat. Wonderland, who has consumed twenty-seven Fixers before Mal and has been dubbed “toxic” by the Operators of DeadEnd. But Wonderland needs to be fixed. It’s been toxic so long that every Wonderland story in the real world is being transformed into something entirely not child friendly.

After training for eleven years and studying every re-telling of Lewis Carroll’s classic, Mal leaves the world behind and enters her very own dead-end fairy tale. Well… everything is certainly twisted. The people are broken; the Bloody Queens’ reign has thrown the world into turmoil and upset the balance; and the places are, quite frankly, mad.

At least she found a few mostly-sane, entirely gorgeous men to help her along the way. Help her re-write this fairy tale back to its original wonder. And perhaps help her build a life in Wonderland for when she succeeds – because she is determined to do what the other twenty-seven have not been able to.

Everything seemed pretty straight forward, and going pretty smoothly, until she realized the fairy tale she’d been sent in to fix is actually infected by another…

The box set includes a novella-length exclusive content!!

**This is a series of full-length, new adult, reverse harem, dark romance novels with a ‘why choose’ ending, meaning the main character gets a happily ever after with more than one man. It contains magic, demons, shifters, nonsense, explicit sex scenes, blood, murder. There are references to past emotional abuse. This is a MMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although there is some MM and MMF in here, too).

Lost Fae

One minute, I’m just an innocent, brave, beautiful young woman chasing down an evil vampire. The next, three sexy Fae jerks abduct me from my life of slaying vamps and saving puppies.

Okay, okay. I’m not particularly innocent. The beautiful part is really dependent on the lighting. And some people say ‘brave’, some people say ‘stupid’. Whatcha gonna do? Everybody’s got haters, even the toughest Hunter in Washington, D.C.

I’ve got amnesia, and my memories all begin five years ago. So I don’t remember these cocky Fae princes, with the smoldering eyes and painfully good looks.

But they definitely remember me. They say I’m the true heir to the throne. But these sexy jerks are hiding some kind of secret from me. There’s trouble back in Faerieland (They hate it when I say that).

Someone stole my tiara right off my head, erased my memories and shoved me through the portal to your world. And it’s time for me to find out why, with these powerful Fae males by my side—no matter how unhappy we are to be stuck together.

Darkness Rising

“Friends are like condoms. They protect you when things get hard.”

That’s what my five drool-worthy male best friends said when we were younger. But that was before we found out our souls were fated and that we were destined for more.

I don’t know if there’s a condom out there that’s strong enough to protect us from what’s coming our way now.

In the midst of natural disasters wreaking havoc on earth, we must claw our way out of the pit of grief we find ourselves in after a tragic loss, because another realm is counting on us to save it from a great evil.

The same evil that apparently killed us in a previous life, and is lurking closely in the shadows of this one.

Welcome to the disaster that is my life. Grab a seat and buckle up. Because no way am I letting us die in this life.
***
Author Note: These books touches on some dark themes such as molestation at a young age and rape which may be triggering for some readers. This book has a 18+ warning.

Arbor Falls

All I wanted was to find answers to who I was.

No one knew who had abandoned the gray-eyed baby with fiery red hair and a cry loud enough to make a man’s nuts retract.

I moved to Arbor Falls to find myself. Little did I know I’d be thrown into a world I didn’t know existed. A world with wolves at each other’s throats and enough pack politics to make my head spin.

Then there’s the fact that I have more than one mate. Not all of them accept me because there’s one gigantic problem… I’m not what they expected.

Arbor Falls series and is a reverse harem wolf shifter romance told in multiple POVs. It contains MM, mature scenes, adult language.

Blue Summer

They spoke of the blue skinned Zayed in hushed whispers. They said we should fear them.
Fear was born of ignorance though, and I realized how wrong they all were.
Little did I know that my first encounter with The Zayed would not only change my opinion, but change my life forever.
Kidnapped for what the sorcerer thought I could give him, only to escape and be gifted with the very thing he sought. Now, I had to figure out my role in all this and not only save myself, but possibly the entire Zayed Community.

Feral Mates

I was not their intended target.

But still, I’m the one left dealing with the consequences.

I was already an outcast before that fateful night at the bar—the night a rejected alpha sank his teeth into my neck and set the course of my fate straight towards hell itself.

Because now only one of two things will happen.

Either I’ll become a monster like them, a beast of the night that can shift into a giant, murderous wolf.

Or I’m going to die.

I don’t know which fate is worse.

At first I hate them. My captors. My abductors.

Elon, the abandoned.

Teague, the banished.

Roman, the rejected.

I might not have been their intended target, but when the alpha who hired them comes to collect … suddenly, they’re not ready to hand me over. We must find their original mark, or else the hunters will become the hunted.

And I’ll be the one who suffers the most.

By the time the next full moon rises, my old life is as good as dead…if the mistakes of my new pack don’t catch up to them and kill us all first.

The Last Shifter

Four renegade wolf shifters. An innocent young woman trapped in a web of lies. When their fates collide, sparks will fly…

Diagnosed with a rare terminal illness, I’ve spent over half my life in the Strand Corporation’s state-of-the-art treatment facility. I keep my chin up and do everything the doctors order, praying one day I’ll walk out of here in perfect health.

But when that day finally arrives, it’s nothing like I hoped it would be. Instead, it comes in a hail of gunfire, along with four distractingly handsome men who say they’re here to rescue me.

On the run with these mysterious men and hunted by the very people I believed were my caretakers, I begin to realize nothing is what I thought it was.

Turns out, I’m not really sick.

I’m not completely human either…

The Last Vocari

Slay, sleep, eat, repeat.

The polished metal stakes strapped to Rose’s thighs have pierced the hearts of so many vampires she’s lost count. The foul creatures have even given her a name for her troubles: The Black Rose.

She’s flattered, really, but her infamy has brought a lot of unwanted attention. The psycho bloodsucking fiends are piece of pie, but when three very familiar monsters step back into Rose’s life, she’s forced to re-evaluate everything she stands for.

She knows them. Or, at least, she knew them when they were still human. Once, the three of them were the most important people in her world, but that world went up in smoke a long time ago.

Too bad she owes them a debt. One that she must pay even if doing so means she’ll have to confront her worst fear; that she may not be entirely human, either.

Can she trust them? Or is she destined to become the very thing she has vowed to spend her life hunting?

Warning: If you are offended by bad language, turned off by violence, or cringe at adult themes then this series is not for you! If, however, you enjoy a main character who curses like a trucker, stabs first and asks questions later, and isn’t afraid to tell a man exactly what she wants from him, then you’ve found your next read.

Wicked Monsters

Get the complete, fast burn, Wicked Monsters series as one fantastic set. Meet Aisha’s wolves, vampires, human sub, and even a demon-gargoyle in her wild harem!

One girl, five monsters, one hell of a ride.

Taken from the Pit where she was raised, Aisha believes all vampires are horrifying… Then she finds herself in Dashiell’s possession.

Powerful, handsome, and charismatic, Dashiell is not what she thought her master would be.

His dark desires draw her into his world, and things heat up between them.

But with a demon gargoyle scratching at her window, and wolves sniffing at the door, Aisha might not stay in the vampire’s grasp for long.

Danger and temptation surround her on all sides, but Aisha is determined to fight them all.

Crystal Lake Pack

After being expelled from college due to some fantastical circumstances, I come home and find my life has been a lie. As in, I’m not human. Never was.

I’m a shifter. A wolf. My mom fell in love with my dad and ran away from her pack, but they’ve come to bring me back, to show me the life I missed. It’s wrought with danger, multiple mates, and forbidden romance…and the worst thing about it all?

I think I like it.

I think, missing wolves aside, I want pack life.

But I’ll never get a normal pack life as long as the Crystal Lake pack and its alpha are being plagued by a mystical, crazy death priest, so I choose to do what I can to help my future family. I might be the only hope this pack has at survival, you see.

Want to know a secret?

I’m not just a shifter, either. To fight a death priest, I’ll have to meet him head-to-head with magic.

Crystal Lake Pack: The Complete Series includes Limitless, Undying, and Evermore, and has been rewritten from the trilogy’s original release. It is now in first-person point of view. This is a slow-burn, why choose romance. This collection also includes a never-before-seen steamy novella detailing the night of the claiming, along with her firsts with each of the guys.

Complete Series PNR RH 25

Moriarty’s Men: The Complete Series

I rule a criminal empire. Conquering three men should be easy.

My sadistic family couldn’t kill me.
The criminal underworld I fled to couldn’t break me.
I’ve built my empire from the ground up, preparing to take revenge on the monsters that slaughtered my sister.

But I owe my soul to one of those very literal demons, and it’s coming to collect.

To gain my freedom, I need the skills of London’s finest detectives:
The brilliant sociopath.
The daredevil charmer.
The cop with a chip on his shoulder.

Each with a weakness I can exploit.
Each so passionate in the field… and between the sheets.
Each intriguing in a way that draws me like a moth to a flame.

The longer I’m around them, the more my interest turns into infatuation.
I crave these men… but not as much as I crave vengeance.

Will this forbidden obsession lead me to victory—or destroy us all?

*Moriarty’s Men a paranormal suspense series with fast-burn steam, a slow-burn enemies-to-lovers romance, and twisted schemes that’ll keep you on the edge of your seat. It includes M/M content.

The Monsters and Miseries Series

There’s a dark secret inside of me. A monster clawing to get out.

I was thrown out of the fae world because of it. But I’m back now. Three brooding demons and a sinful incubus returned me to my sweet little homeland. And I’ll finish what I started all those years ago.

Sure, maybe my delicate fae features are twisting into spiraling horns and demonic eyes, but that won’t stop me from righting my wrongs.

The Queen of Hell might possess my body but the deadly vengeance in my blood is my own. The Prince will die by my hand for what he’s done.

All I have to do is make sure the creature at the back of my mind doesn’t kill me first.

Hellish Fae is book one of a sexy reverse harem series featuring creatures of heaven, hell, and all the dark fae realms in between. This book contains MFM and MMF themes intended for readers 18 and over.

Sea Dragons of Amber Bay

Who knew one small mistake—that just happened to go viral—would result in being exiled from my family and shunned by my coven?

Not me. Yet here I am, in nowhere, Alaska, armed only with a laptop and my Pomeranian.

But even witch magic can’t prepare a girl for the freezing temperatures, murderous moose, or the abundance of hot men.

Jack, Ty, and Aiden walked straight out of the freezing ocean like some mythical gods, water sluicing from their broad shoulders. What starts as burning attraction quickly turns into searing kisses and hot nights between the sheets. 

But something isn’t right in this tiny Alaskan village. There aren’t any tourists. There’s no internet, and the locals shoo their children away when I walk past in the streets. 

There are secrets here I long to uncover. But not if that means the risk of exposing my own. 

Hellgate Guardians

It’s never a good combo to be broke and desperate. You do stupid things. Like accidentally sign your soul over to Hell.

When I interviewed for a new security job, I didn’t bat an eye that it was for a literal graveyard shift…headstones and all. I mean, at the hourly rate they were offering, who cares? I got this.

Turns out, I’m not guarding a graveyard like I thought. It seems I’ve just walked my broke ass into protecting a Gate to Hell. Yeah…I don’t got this.

Now I’m stuck in a terrifying new reality: a group of hot demons who act like I can solve all their problems, and a battle between good, evil, and balance.

This will seriously teach me to read the fine print on Help Wanted ads. Good thing this job comes with a scythe. Maybe I can use it to stop them from dragging my ass into Hell.

Wings of War

It takes more than blood to be a dragon.

You have to fight for everything you want in this world, then fight to keep it because there will always be someone that tries to take it away from you. In a world of nothing but predators, the only way to the top is to claw your way there.
You have to be the monster other monsters fear.
Ezra’s spent her life in hiding, but that all comes crashing down when three men fleeing for their lives bring the very trouble her family has protected her from to her door. Fight or flight, it all comes down to one very important question.

Why settle for something as mundane as simply existing when you have the potential to be so much more?

Contains:
*Overprotective brothers
*brutal fun and games
*Men that adore her
*Multi POV
*HFN standalone

This is a humorous, HFN standalone, 18+ Reverse Harem dragon shifter romance. While the book contains copious amounts of humor, it does allude to a few situations that people may find triggering, so please read the note in the beginning of the book if you are concerned before reading. I do intend to write another book or so in this universe, but any books will be HFN standalones that can be read completely independently. This means that I will wrap things up with our main characters’ story, but leave a little opening into bigger world problems that affect the characters in another book, as well as some cameos.

Academy of Witches

All her life Max knew she was destined for more, but when she graduated high school, she never expected to find out she was a witch.

Now Max isn’t headed to the ivy league college of her dreams but to the Witch’s Academy, where the spells are real and the classes just might kill you.

If Max hopes to survive her new destiny she’ll have to put up with mean girl cliques, way too sexy for their own good bad boys, and a popularity contest she didn’t expect to win.

Turns out, wishing comes with consequences and all magic has a price, especially at Witch Academy, but Max may find she’s more prepared than she thought to handle it all.

This is a slow burn witch reverse harem. If you like kick butt females, mean girls who need to learn their place, and sexy wizards who just don’t quit, then this is the book for you!

Paranormal Prison: Dark Supernaturals

Death calls to me, and unfortunately for me, I’m his b*tch…

Being the daughter of a wraith means that death is in my veins. It also means that just because I happen to be found around a lot of dead bodies doesn’t mean I’m a serial killer.

But try to get the jackass Supernatural Enforcers to believe that.

The thing is, I can’t tell them what I am, because according to the paranormal world I’m an “abomination” that would need to be killed. So, I have no good excuse for all the crime scene appearances.

Which leads me to Nightmare Penitentiary, my lovely new home. A place with a lot of dangerous enemies, secrets, and three hot-as-sin prisoners who seem to want to do all kinds of dirty things to me.

Doesn’t sound bad does it? Enemies and secrets I’d take, as long as I got my yummy men.

If only prisoners weren’t being murdered, we might be able to find our own slice of paradise in hell itself. But with time working against us, we need to find a way to escape.

Or else the next prisoners being murdered might just be us.

WRAITH CAPTIVE is a reverse harem romance set in the shared world Paranormal Prison. It’s steamy, humorous, and has a cliffhanger ending. So come join an amazing group of authors in Nightmare Penitentiary, a place you’ll never want to escape from! (Also, this is the first book following this heroine and her men, but it released as Book 5 in the Paranormal Prison shared world. The books in this shared world can be read in any order.)

Her Soulkeepers

Three dangerous warriors each hold a piece of my soul. I won’t let them claim my heart too.

My people are dying.

Our god has abandoned us, leaving us starving and weak. In a desperate attempt to save those I love, I offer up the ultimate sacrifice to our neglectful god.

Myself.

He accepts my offering, and I forfeit my life. But when I arrive in the afterworld, a rival god who despises mine binds my soul to three beautiful, terrifying men–powerful beings he calls his messengers.

Callum, Echo, and Paris.

I’m little more than an annoyance to them, a lost soul their master has foisted upon them.

Still, the bond between us draws me toward them constantly, like a lodestone finding true north, and the more time I spend with these enigmatic men, the more confused my feelings become.

I hate them. I want them. I fear them. I need them.

But no matter what happens, I won’t let myself love them.

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Shock: A paranormal women’s fiction fairy tale romance (Masters from Afterlife Book 1)

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🔥 Fast burn
💕 Fairy tale & mythology
💃 One forty and feisty heroine
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Author J.L. Madore

Please give a warm welcome to author

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a busy wife, mother, grandma, sister, daughter, and friend, like so many others. I live in the suburbs of Toronto, Ontario, and work full-time with my writing. As well as adventures on the page, I enjoy adventures in life. I’ve worked with lions and tigers and bears in private reserves, hubby and I moved the kids to a rainforest in Panama, Central America for a year, and when the world allows it, we travel and collect memories. 

I write what I enjoy reading, which means, fantasy/paranormal, low/medium angst, fast burn, and for the conflicts to come from obstacles more than people mistreating one another and being shitty. My characters swear and make rude comments and are quite often inappropriate. I want my books to be sexy and fun… oh, and they’re funny too. 

Have you always wanted to become an author?     

Actually, no. I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom. I was fortunate enough to be able to do that for twenty years and about twelve years ago, while taking a year away from the bustle of north American pressures to always keep moving, pushing, taking classes, joining clubs, I learned to love a good book. 

Having not been a huge reader up to that point, I didn’t take any books when we moved. My daughter, Abbey, was thirteen then and she brought a copy of Twilight. I must’ve read it 15 times (being the only book we had) and eventually, I started wondering about alternative plot directions. I thought, ‘If I wrote a book, my character would’ve said this and done that.’ My muse found me lying in a hammock in a rainforest.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?   

Currently, I’m writing 2 series under 2 pen names. I have the Guardians of the Fae Realms polyamorous reverse harem under JL Madore and the Chronicles of the Urban Druid urban fantasy adventure series under Auburn Tempest. Same writing style, same storytelling, but JL has vivid sex and adult content, and Auburn has teasers and fade to black.

The inspiration for my RH series was being part of the FB group Reverse Harem Readers and Authors. There is a fun bunch of crazy ladies in there who aren’t shy about telling you what they like and want in a book. I was reading RH and wondered why there wasn’t more MM. It seemed to me that if there is one woman and four guys, having them all focus on their female was limiting the sexual pleasures. I watched and when I saw women asking for more MM and more of a polyamorous romance series, I decided to write it.

What are you working on now?   

I alternate between pen names, so right now I’m finishing book 10 in the Urban Druid series A Dragon’s Dare (no sex) and then am starting book 9 in the Guardians series Honor Restored (lots of sex) lol. Book 9 will be the first book in Honor’s harem and the beginning of her story. She’s the third woman in the series to get her mates.

Do you have any quirks while working?   

Not really. I sit. I write. I watch Netflix and Marvel at night to glean ideas. And the next day, I sit and write again. I do have a bit of an obsession about eating M&Ms while I do that, though. Which I’m trying to curb… because hello, I turned 50 this month and my metabolism seems to have forgotten to come with me over the hill.

What are your hopes for the future?   

My biggest hope for the past decade was to retire my hubby from his high-pressure corporate job and be able to support us with my writing. He worked his ass off for the twenty years I stayed home and focused on the kids and now it’s his turn to enjoy freedoms. Goal achieved. At the time of writing this, it’s Thursday, and he’s been retired for four days. Yay! He’s an avid mountain bike rider and is looking forward to spending more time on the trails. I’m so thrilled that my fans loving my crazy stories means I can take the reins for the next twenty years. Also, we have our first grandbaby and are looking forward to spending oodles of time playing with her.

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

Take classes and learn the craft. It doesn’t have to be university creative writing classes but find a guild or critique group and really learn how to craft a great story.

Read tons in your genre of interest. Know what you love to write and know what readers are looking for and find a way to make those two things intersect. 

Drill down to a sub-niche you think is underserved. For me, I love writing paranormal romance, then I looked into reverse harem, then specifically MM/poly, and also low/angst and fast burn. 

Really think about what your brand is… Mine is found family and finding the place you belong. To my fans and followers, I’ll say what I always say. It thrills me to know that my stories resonate with you. I’m thankful 

Join the 20BooksTo50K Facebook group and learn how to make money with your stories. Writing for passion and muse is great but making a living at it is better. 20Books changed everything for me and gives the indies the power to succeed.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?  

To my fans and followers, I’ll say what I always say. It thrills me to know that my stories resonate with you. I’m thankful for your support and read every review, taking comments to heart. Thank you for all the amazing feedback and for engaging with my characters.

Author Zoe Ashwood #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Zoe Ashwood

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Well, I’ve always been a reader. I also have notebooks and little scrap pieces of paper scribbled with terrible snippets of never-finished stories and angsty poems dating back to the 90s when I was in elementary school. But I didn’t set out to be a writer until I had a book blog for a couple of years – and then I heard about NaNoWriMo from another blogger and decided to give it a try. That was in 2015 – but it took me until 2019 to publish my first novel. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Ooh, I’m so glad you asked. The Nora Moss series is inspired by my love of action-adventure movies and ancient civilizations! It’s a love letter to Indiana Jones, Tomb Raider, and Atlantis, as well as a steamy love story about a woman who fights for the people she loves. Cursed in Love, the first book in the series, takes place in Egypt – because the Ancient Egyptian civilization is my absolute favorite ancient culture. I had so much fun writing it!

What are you working on now?

I’m writing Captured in Love, which is Book 2 of the Nora Moss series. Nora and her guys are heading to Iceland next! 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I plot my stories obsessively because I hate editing! I also drink a lot of barley coffee with almond milk – I’ve trained my brain to have a sort of a Pavlovian response to it! So now barley coffee means work. It’s a strange but effective little ritual.

What are your hopes for the future?

Well, I’m about to become a full-time author, so my goal is to grow my author career to the point where it’s the primary source of income for our family! I’d love for that to become our reality. I want to write beautiful stories that my readers will enjoy.

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

I would say: be kind. Don’t engage in drama (there’s always drama in the author world) and be a source of kindness and motivation instead. And work on your mindset too! I just started with that – and it’s so important! Other than that, just finish your book and/or series. If you don’t finish the first draft (which will invariably be crappy), you can’t edit it and polish it and make it into a finished product. You can do it! Take that story you love and make it shiny.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Oh yes! Thank you for being here! Another blogger recently asked me about my greatest writing success – and I said it was having actual readers! I fangirl over my favorite authors a lot, so having someone tell me that they loved my books is the best feeling. It’s so awesome to know that my stories are read by real humans. 🙂 

Author Julie Morgan #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling Author, Julie Morgan, holds a degree in Computer Science and loves science fiction shows and movies. Encouraged by her family, she began writing. Originally from Texas, Julie now resides in Central Florida with her husband and daughter where she is an advocate for Special Needs children and can be found playing games with her daughter when she isn’t lost in another world.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not necessarily. When I was younger I enjoyed writing poetry and songs. I used to sing them for my grandparents. They pretended to enjoy them. LOL! I actually started writing novels about 17 years ago. Before that, it was short stories and the like. I’ve been published now for 8 years.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m writing two different series right now, both paranormal. One is grim reaper and the other is fallen angels. I’ve always had a love for the darker side of paranormal that involved vampires, shifters, demons and angels. There’s no real inspiration behind it other than my love for it.

What are you working on now?

Dead to the World series and Speed Dating with the Denizens of the Underworld series

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to have music playing, a snack nearby, and a drink.

What are your hopes for the future?

To reach someone, to give them hope through one of my stories. I’ve had readers reach out that a story brought them out of a dark place before, and it completely touched me to hear that. That’s my goal, is to reach as many people as I can through my words.

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

Take your time and don’t rush. Find yourself a great editor, not someone who claims to love English. Also get a professional cover made. You can go indie, you don’t have to sign with a small press to get your books out there. Figure out what you want to write (contemporary, paranormal, historical, etc) and follow your dream. And never be scared to ask for help.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love each and every one of you! You are why I continue create adventures and different worlds for us to dive into.

Complete Series PNR RH 24

The Afflicted Zodiac by M.J. Marstens

Eight dominant men, one mouthy woman, an ancient curse. . . what could go wrong?

Everything.

Everything goes wrong.

I’m Zahra Delsol, and this is my story.

Dr. Hyde’s Prison for the Rare by A.K. Koonce and Aleera Anya Ceres

I’m the last of my kind. The final devout witch of my Holy Lady of Death.

Or so I thought…

A mysterious Academy beneath the veil of this city is hiding one of my own within their institute. He’s nothing like I thought he’d be.

A jerk. He’s a total witchy jerk.

And now we’re both school property. As is the blood sucking vampire bound to my beating heart. As is the powerful omega protecting my life. We’re bound by magic and painful shackles that sinks further into our bones with every mistake we make.

What does this school want with us? What are they using us for?

Unfortunately for them, I’m going to find out if it’s the last thing I do.

After all, I’ve never been afraid of death.

And I’m not about to start now.

Escaping Hallow Hill Academy is a reverse harem romance intended for readers 18 and over due to sizzling tension, supernatural sex, and of course explicit spell casting cursing that every bad witch might use.

Romantic themes of this series include: MFM, enemies to lovers, Soulmates, Omegaverse, femdom

Jeweled Wings by Quinn Arthurs

In a world full of winged warriors, what difference can a wingless girl make?

Surrounded by powerful Valkyries, Emberly’s wingless status is viewed as a curse. She never expected to be more than a slave and a training subject for the warriors. A chance rescue by the Princes of Ardenia changes her life – but is it for the better?
Thrown into a world of politics, legends, and bigotry, Emberly must try to find a way to survive. With the help of the Princes– Suneel, Jett, Blaine, Hunter, and Flynn–she begins to learn not only about life outside of the barracks, but about what it truly means to be loved.

Shadowed Wings by Ivy Asher

I am a latent wolf shifter.
Or so I thought.

Then life as I knew it changed in a flash—or more accurately, an electrocution.

I’ve woken up in a strange place, surrounded by strange people who hate me. They’re in the middle of a war, and I look like I belong on the wrong side of it.

If that’s not enough to qualify as a really bad day, I now have wings and a strange animal to figure out, because it turns out that there’s not a damn latent thing about me.

If I want to live, I have to prove that I’m not the spy I’m accused of being. Then I need to figure out how the fuck to get back home before all hell breaks loose. Too bad my animal has zero interest in working with me unless it has to do with the two hot assholes that lead this rebel group.

I’m on my own, in a place I’ve never even heard of, with threats I don’t know how to defeat. And lucky me, I might as well have a rotisserie chicken living inside of me for all the help my newly discovered gryphon is.

Perfect. Just fucking perfect.

Phoenix Rising by Quinn Arthurs and Harper Wylde

I always knew I was different.
I’d thought it had to be hidden – to stay a secret.
I didn’t know my secret would become the key to my survival.
Turning eighteen and getting accepted into college brings me everything I need to escape from the nightmares of my past but I never could have imagined my nightmares – and dreams – were just beginning. Finding myself thrown into a world of fantasy, politics, friendships, and rules that are nearly impossible to understand, I feel like I’m drowning in a world of shifters I never knew existed. As I struggle to find my place and prevent my nightmares from tearing me apart, I find myself surrounded by an unusual group of sexy men. With Hiro, Killian, Theo, Damien, and Ryder I’m trying to become the woman I’ve always wanted to be, if my past, and my future, will let me.

*Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse that some readers may find triggering. This book also contains some m/m themes.*

Last Hope Series by Rebecca Royce

It is the end of days…

Taken from her family at birth, and raised by the mystic Sisterhood, Anne understands she will fight the demons for the rest of her life. Often referred to as the Weird Sister, Anne longs for a life she knows she can never have and dreams of her five guards affections although she believes they hold her in disdain.

She couldn’t be more wrong.

Bryant, Mason, Garrett, Kieran and Milo see Anne for who she is and they’ve loved her every day they’ve known her, although they can never see her face. Fate has chosen them as her beloveds and when the already destroyed world falls apart, they will see they are meant to be…and that maybe all hope is not lost at all. Maybe it is just the beginning.

The Faerie Wars by Quinn Arthurs

I always thought my mom was crazy, with her offerings to the fairies and whispered spells. After she died, I followed her last wishes and performed her final rites–only for my life to turn instantly upside down. My kitchen is now full of three insanely sexy and opinionated men who claim to be witches and fairy knights–and also my soulmates. They claim I have a great destiny, that I am meant to defeat the Elvish Queen who my mother has been fleeing all of these years. I don’t want an epic destiny, though, I just want to be normal for once in my life, if there is such a thing. With the help of my new companions, Onyx, Terran, and Reed, I will discover strengths inside myself that I had never known and an underworld greater than anything I could have imagined. Now I must find out if I have the strength to face my destiny and myself.

**18+ Why choose Romance**

Preorder Demon Rising by Victoria Larque

Demon Rising (Embers Duology Book 1)

-Urban Fantasy
-Paranormal Romance
-Enemies to lovers
-Angels and Demons… and a Hellcat

Desperate times make for enticing and dangerous bedfellows.
Fane is done living in Hell, and there is little time until her newest Maester has unrestricted ownership over her. When an Angel is captured and held in the Deep, she knows he might be her only chance at freedom—for only an Angel can break the demonic bond tethering her to Hell.
Mihr was ambushed by a bunch of Demons, who dragged him straight to the underworld. Now one of the Hellspawn—a sexy Demoness—offers him a way out. A forbidden way. He spent his life fighting her kind and avoiding temptation, but with freedom and life beckoning, he finally agrees to her conditions.
Together the unlikely pair flees, but the escape leaves Mihr close to death and in Fane’s care.
Soon both Heaven and Hell will come for them and they have to make a choice:
Die, or stay together.