Author Georgia Carter Mathers #interview @RomanceGeorgiaC

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am an Aussie writer. I live in a little town called Toowoomba with my 19 year old son and my husband. I hold three degrees. One in psychology. One in creative writing, and one in publishing.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, I’ve always wanted to be a writer.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The inspiration for my current series was watching a demolition derby.

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second book, which is about Amanda’s sister, Mia and her harem.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

No, I don’t have many quirks when I’m writing, other than needing complete silence. At times, I listen to meditation music.

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What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future is to reach as many readers as possible, and also, I’m a feminist. I hope that one day women may truly be equal to men.

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

I talk to new authors everyday as I also edit. My advice is to look at the reality of the publishing landscape. You need an iron will and a thick skin to operate in a market with wafer-thin profit margins. Get your marketing systems up and running before you launch. Publishing is an art, but it’s also a business, and one without the other will result in failure. I also encourage them, obviously, to get a qualified editor.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers, I don’t know what I’d do without you. The little responses I get over the email and in my reader group keep me motivated to keep going. For me, it’s all about writing for my readers, who turn into friends. I often get to the point where I am scared shitless of disappointing them. Being a writer is a hard life, and it’s not for everyone, but for those who have the calling, it is totally worthwhile.

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Claiming Her Dragons

Trelloran Seduction

The Devil Inside

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Georgia’s Paranormal Romance Readers

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Sworn to protect. Destined to love. He’ll risk everything to save Evie.
Kaden knows what they’re up against. He’ll keep his promise.
The danger waits outside the coven. Waiting to take Evie’s soul.
He’ll do anything to protect her, and anything to earn her love.
The Vampire’s Covenant is a standalone paranormal romance. If you love strong heroes and heroines, and sultry sex scenes, then you’ll love Georgia’s intensely emotional and action-packed book.
Buy The Vampire’s Covenant today!

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1. Read The Vampire’s Covenant.
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3. On the subject line, state what type of objects sit on Kaden’s shelves inside his den.
4. Georgia will send you the epilogue via Bookfunnel within 24 hours. Competition closes on July 31. No limit on the amount of copies sent, but only one copy will be sent to each reader. No subscription necessary to participate.

Author L. Starfyre #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’ve been writing off and on since I was a kid. I love to write and was writing a children’s book but couldn’t decide how to end it. About the same time, I was writing an offworld series and it became too confusing as to what was happening when. However, it was good practice for this series. I think if I went back to it now that I could finish it. I know people who were reading it back then wanted me to. It didn’t have as much bedroom time in it as my current books do.

I’ve also been an accountant, a server (AKA waitress), a hostess, a door-to-door salesperson, a mail handler, an airport package handler, a cashier, a blogger, and so many other things. It makes it easier to write about a character that is doing one of those jobs.

I love reading and watching Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Paranormal books and movies. I couldn’t help putting many of my favorite things into the books.

I also have a three-legged cat named Sharkey.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

As a child, I wanted to be just about everything: an artist, an author, a nun (that never would have worked out, ahem), a baker, a firefighter, a veterinarian, a doctor and more. I think I just couldn’t choose because that meant I couldn’t be those other things too. As a writer, I have the opportunity to become all those things, and more, through my characters.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Dreams and daydreams were and are my inspiration – I would dream or daydream about something and take notes. Then I decided to write about them. However, I messed-up the first several drafts because I was writing them the way I would a recipe. This stemmed from me writing recipes for my gluten-free blog a few years ago.

Once I hammered that out of my system, the writing flowed a lot faster. I don’t think I’ll ever get to the point of being able to knock out a book a week but who knows?

I also remember conversations from people I knew in the past and blend their stories into various characters.

Additionally, I read facts about what is happening in our world today and try to blend some of those into the books. For other inspiration, I look at a variety of art, such as fantasy, sci-fi, and nature. I even love watching nature videos and science videos. Did you ever watch Connections with James Burke? I used to love that show.

Another thing, I try to imagine what it would be like to be on a world you know nothing about, know no one, and have none of your personal belongings. Wouldn’t you want to bring some of that to the new world – such as chocolate? I can’t imagine a world without chocolate – especially dark chocolate. I know when settlers came from the old world, they brought many things with them, including grapes. It was only natural the ladies would want to bring a few of those things if they could.

Jennifer, the FMC of the two books that have been published, requires they test everything to ensure that the foods from Earth will not make people sick and that they are safe to bring before she allows them to import the products and/or the plants. She’s concerned about many things, including any impact on the environment and the treatment of sentient beings. By book three, she’s a whole different person than she was when she first arrived on Xaerdu. It might be more accurate to say that she feels more empowered to take action about the things in the first two books.

I had a fun time writing her ‘meet cute’ with her Xaerd mates. When you think about it, humans often ‘rename’ their ‘mates’. We call each other names like ‘honey’, ‘sweetheart’, and ‘hot lips’ (shoutout to MASH). The Xaerds all think this is a human custom of claiming and don’t feel comfortable until they receive their new names from their mates.

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on Matched: Karla’s Diary for an anthology called Men of Summer. Several authors are gathering together to contribute their stories for it. If you want to know more, contact Eva Delaney. She’s a reverse harem author that I love. She makes some seriously funny videos that she posts in her group.

I’m also working on Jennifer’s third book in the Xaerd series. Additionally, I’m working on first drafts of Sue’s book, Violet’s book and some others. If you haven’t read the books, these ladies are characters in Jennifer’s books.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

My quirks are that I have to imagine the scene in a dream or daydream – I sometimes can’t sleep because I’m trying to force my mind to focus on the problem or the solution. I also binge write – I can write 50K words in two weeks (or less) but then have to edit it like crazy forever.

I’ve laughed out loud about scenes I wrote that I had forgotten. I’ve also cried at times. I hate putting my characters in danger and had to work on my dislike of risking their lives in order to write a better story.

I have plot bunnies for so many more stories in the series – even spin-off series. I hope I manage to write many of them. I’m dying to write a series about the cyborgs that appear in Jennifer’s third book (not published yet).

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want people to enjoy the stories and escape whatever is happening in their lives for a bit. I hope that my writing brings tears, smiles, and laughter to their world.

I hope to write many more of the stories that are buzzing around in my head. My characters want their stories told.

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

Cross your fingers, it can be a wild, tumultuous ride – I hope you love rollercoasters.

I spend a lot of time helping new authors. Explaining that they should set up their pages and their groups early so that when they are ready to publish, they have someone to share their news with.

Link the page to the group on Facebook. There’s a long list of reasons for this but I don’t want to take up the space for it here.

Do takeovers (that’s when another author lets you take over their group to promote your book) as much as you can around your release date.

The big groups have rules about what you can post, when, and how often. Follow the rules of that group. I’m still learning what those rules are. It’s confusing to new authors because they all have different rules.

If you’re an indie author, then be prepared to spend money on cover designers, editors, and other services like Bookfunnel.

If you can afford to pay a PA (personal assistant), they can be invaluable in helping you get your book off to a good start. Ask other authors for recommendations – especially if they are new and their books are doing well.

Learn about social media – Twitter, Facebook, BookFunnel, BookBub, GoodReads, and more.

Set up an author page on Amazon as soon as you can.

If you’re an unknown author, romance books tend to do best in Kindle Unlimited. It gives readers a chance to get to know you before they spend money for your books.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to thank them profusely for reading my books and for writing reviews about them. I appreciate it when they post reviews on the various sites. I love it when they post notes for me in my group, on my wall, or on my author page to let me know how much they enjoyed the book.

I hope they enjoy reading about Jennifer’s antics as much as, if not more than, I did writing them. I post on my author page almost every day. My group often gets more personal posts and I share a lot of page posts from other sources that I see and think are funny. I have a few group members that love to share things they love or they think are funny too. It can get pretty crazy.

The fans that let me know what they think about the books are truly appreciated. Hearing about a specific scene they enjoyed makes me feel great about writing and sharing.

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Hatched: Jennifer’s Diary

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From Jennifer’s first book:

The first excerpt is from when Jennifer ties up Alf because she thinks he needs to learn to relax.

I crawled onto the bed, lightly running a fingernail up his powerfully muscled leg, feeling the warmth of his smooth skin and the firmness of his toned muscles under my fingertip. I ran it across his abdomen following his taut muscles as he gasped. He was fighting to not break loose now. I lightly ran my fingernail…

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This excerpt is from when Jennifer decides she wants minions to do her bidding. They were just a lark at first but then they become important to running the Keep and other things.

Excerpts from book two

This excerpt is from when Alf takes Jennifer to the waterfalls the first time.

…keeping my face out of the water and dipping my head back to feel the water against my scalp. Brr, the water was a little cold at first but not too bad; it turned pleasant quickly. I stood up out of the water and Alf swallowed hard as water first rushed, then dripped down my body – my hair and clothing soaked.

“I suspect it’s time we return you to your safe room,” Alf choked. I smirked; I loved that I still had that effect on him.

“All right, this was a nice little retreat,” I told him as I wrapped my wet body around him and gave him a kiss. My libido was dead for once in my adult life but that didn’t mean I couldn’t tease him.

He wrapped his arms around me and held me tight. “I’m pleased you enjoyed it,” he murmured, kissing me on top of my head, avoiding my horns and nuzzling my neck.

Graphic Designer Erica petite

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Tell us a little about yourself

Hello, My name is Erica petit, I am self-taught freelance for 10 years in photo-manipulation. My world is dark and mysterious, also affecting fairy fantasy and gothic romance. I discovered the digital end of 2010 and so I have evolved in this area. I also create book illustrations in the style: Urban fantasy, paranormal romance and historical romance. Which my latest book illustration was published in a publishing house named “alter real” for author Seanan Mcguire, published in France.

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Have you always wanted to become an artist / designer?

My school curriculum is quite chaotic. Being dyslexic and dysorthographic it was quite complicated level study. I started to design at the age of 19. For two years, I did a lot of volunteer design, to then discover Déviantart and how it works. I learned on the job. I then started designing cover. It must be seven years now that I make book illustrations for myself. I work with independent authors internationally and French publishers. Who is one day I would work with US editorial houses. (my dream).

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Where do you find inspiration for your work?

My inspiration is often inspired by the urban fantasy universe – Paranormal Romance. It is according to my desires and my inspiration by seeing the stock photos.

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What are you working on now?

At the moment, there is nothing special about premades. It happens to me to have empty periods “without requests for cover”

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope I can live one day, but I do not think it’s possible. I would also like to work with editorial boxes in the US not only in France.

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Do you have something to say to your fans?

Looking forward to hearing from you and talking to you. 😊

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Author Graceley Knox #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

This is always the toughest question… I’m in my late twenties, I am a fur-mama to four bengals and two mini schnauzers. I love coffee and tea. I’m from New England originally but now I’m in Florida. I’m also a total nerd, have quite a few tattoos, I’m pagan and currently obsessed with bookish candles from Frostbeard Studio.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, I actually have not. I went to school for marketing and public relations. I’ve got my masters degree in all that stuff, but I started working at a bookstore when I was 18 and continued the trend through college and a bit after. I ended up in publishing, and then had an idea and wrote my first book, Mark of Truth. I’ve always been an avid reader so my friends and family say they always assumed I’d end up doing something with books, but I had no idea I could even write a book!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m inspired by obscure mythology most of the time. So I usually always start there and build the world. I’m big into history and the old ways of life before technology, although I love technology. Can you say Netflix LOL.

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What are you working on now?

Right now, me and my partner in crime/sister from another mister, D.D. Miers are working on a super secret project I can’t go into any details about… and we’re working on finishing up the Kresova series. I’m also working on the first book in my new Wild Huntress trilogy. First sneak peeks of that book can be found over on Book + Main.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm… I’m not sure if I have any quirks while writing… I like to write things in order if that counts? Where as Dee can jump around and write random bits of things anywhere in the book. Now a days I typically have a candle lit, and coffee close by. I listen to music as well typically.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’d love to see my books on more shelves and in more bookstores of course! I’d also love to see my books in other languages. Otherwise, I just want to keep writing, and meeting incredible readers who make it possible!

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

Do you have all day? I’ve been in this industry in one way or another for the past nine years. I’ll give some top tips though.

-Write your own rules. Literally. Don’t follow the rules anyone tells you that are there. Write your story as you see fit.

-Hire a professional editor. If there’s one place in this industry you don’t want to be cheap in or cut corners, it’s this. Definitely get a developmental edit for your first few books, or all of them, I know people who love them every time. I am still learning at least one or two new lessons about my craft with every book I have edited.

-With those edits, some of the best advice I got when doing edits, because it can be super overwhelming, is open up the document, stare at all the red, scroll through it, then close the document for at least 24 hours before you dive in. This way you’re less emotional from the shock of all the red on the page.

-Always be kind to fellow authors. There are plenty of readers to go around. Avoid any drama, and always be honest about your intentions when speaking to someone you don’t know.

– It’s better to be up front and honest if you want something from another author than to beat around the bush and stroke their ego. 9 times out of 10 if someone comes right out and sends me a message to like their page or for help with marketing etc, I’ll say yes vs. someone who bullshits me.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you. Merci. Grazie. Danke. Gracias. Takk. I see all of you and thank you isn’t enough to explain the love and gratitude I have for all of you. I never thought I’d have readers from all over the world, let alone outside my own friends and family. So thank you for making me part of your family. I hope I get to hug and meet each and every one of you in person!

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Author N.J. Adel #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m N.J. Adel, super naughty author of Her Royal Harem, Nine Minutes, Love Off Camera and Seratis the Goddes of Egypt. From chocolate to books and book boyfriends, I like it DARK and SPICY.

From dark women’s fiction and romance to sci-fi and fantasy. Bikers, rock stars, dirty Hollywood heartthrobs, smexy guards and men who serve. From steamy sexy short stories to full-length literary books. I love it all.

I teach English by day and write fun smut by night with my German Shepherd, Leo.

He is not a fan of my dark work!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Nope! I wanted to be a drummer, an astronaut, a chef, an actress and the ruler of the universe. Yes, that’s a job and I’m not crazy!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Egyptian Queen who rejects immortality and wakes up to become the one thing she hates the most, an immortal, has haunted me for 11 years. I’m half Egyptian and our ancient myth has always fascinated me. I even got a degree in Egyptology for the love of it.

It was finally time to publish this epic high fantasy. I have eight books planned for Seratis the Goddess of Egypt. Book 1 Seratis Daughter of the Sun was released a week ago.

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What are you working on now?

The finale of Nine Minutes, Nine Minutes Forever, a dark motorcycle club romance. One of my favorite I’ve ever written. It’s dark and gritty and full of twists, suspense and dark sizzle.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I write in bed. Can’t write anywhere else. A constant supply of chocolate within reach.

What are your hopes for the future?

Personally, health and happiness for my family. Professionally, more bestselling books and millions of fans 🙂

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

Believe in yourself. It’s cruel up there, and you need your sanity and faith that you can do it. Also, you need a very thick skin and PATIENCE. Learn from your mistakes but never let them stop you. Write, write, write! Don’t forget to believe in yourself. YOU re the key to your success.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I FLOVE you 🙂 The little texts, emails, reviews, jokes I get from you always make my day. You’re the reason I’m still going.

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Contemporary Standalone RH 1 #amreading

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April’s Fooles

by Raven Kennedy & Ivy Asher

My father named me after a gun and taught me how to skin and cook a squirrel by the time I was ten. The only feminine influence I ever had growing up was when Dharla Cornburner told me I needed to get laid.

I was raised feral on a solid diet of crazy, so when three hot ex-military dudes show up on my doorstep, making claims about a plague and the end of the world as I know it, I don’t even bat a lash.

They insist I need to go with them, that they’ll keep poor little ol’ me safe. I’m perfectly fine right where I’m at, but I’ve always been an adventurous girl, and the three of them and their muscles look like an excellent place for a me sandwich.

These boys are strung tight almost to the point of snapping. Which happens to be just how I like ‘em. Looks like the end of the world just got a hell of a lot more fun. Let the games begin.

This is a standalone Reverse Harem Romance.

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🔥 Railed 🔥

by Chloe Gunter & Mercy DeSimone

Who has time for relationships?

As a rising architect, Katie has spent her life working up the corporate ladder, focused on her career.

But, what happens when yesterday’s one night stand becomes today’s board meeting?

Is it possible to separate the personal from the professional? Especially when four sexy men are intent upon blurring the lines.

A chance encounter, a one night stand, and a business meeting that becomes more than just a pitch… it’s up to Katie to draw the lines and create a blueprint for her future happiness without sending everything she’s worked for off the rails.

Railed is a 67,000+ contemporary standalone reverse harem novel that features high heat scenes sure to make readers melt.

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💧 The Girl Who Cried Colors 💧

by Raven Kennedy

A painter with a spark in his hands. A muse who holds all the colors inside of her. Together, they will go on a tumultuous path of pain and love. Fate brings them together, but life will rip them apart.

This is a dark romance filled with lyrical words of heartbreak, magic, and violence.

The powerful prose in this love story will show you the real meaning of colors. Because he’s the prodigal painter who creates beauty, and she’s the storm that carries the rainbow in her eyes. Together, their colors will coat the world, and you will never see them the same way again.

Author’s Note: This book is intended for mature audiences only. Trigger Warnings: It does include scenes of violence, substance use, and non-consensual sex.

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📚 The Contemporary Reverse Harem Collection 📚

by Mika Lane

5 reverse harem stories of badass alpha males and the women they make their own.

The Inheritance

Life was good. I was tending bar, making enough to get by, paying my rent, and enjoying the occasional cocktail with my best gay boyfriend, Matty. And then I got the call.

The old coot who used to hang out in my bar? Turned out he was a millionaire. A multi-millionaire, actually. And he just left me all his money. With a catch, of course. I only get his money if I’m 25 years old (check), and married (not checked; not by a landslide). And–I only have 30 days to pull this off.

We used to call him Grandpa. He’d sit at the bar for hours and never leave a tip. He looked like the last person in the world to have an “estate.” Well, did your mother ever tell you not to judge a book by its cover? And thanks to good old Grandpa, it looks like I may never have to work again.

So what’s the problem?

Grandpa said I had to marry ONE guy. Not FOUR.

The Renovation

When Carter, my hunky neighbor spies me wrestling with a chunk of dry rot on the front porch of my piece of sh*t, moneypit, rundown not-so-home-sweet-home, help seems on the way.

Especially when Tanner, Wyatt, and Dig join the team just before the scumbag bank closes in.

Who knew home repair could get so sexy?

And it turned out my house was not the only thing that desperately needed some attention. They get to work fixing me…I mean the house…right up.

My four guys’ tools were just perfect for sharing.

For sharing ME, that is.

The Promotion

Imagine you want a promotion more than anything, at the boring-as-sh*t law firm where you’ve slaved for years. You’ve kissed a*s. You’ve smiled when you’ve felt like stabbing someone. You’ve pulled all nighters and saved your boss time and again.

And still that’s not enough. There’s one last thing you need to do.

Would you do it?

Because sometimes being the perfect employee isn’t enough.

I needed the help of friends. Strong, sexy, alpha friends named Anson, Cato, Braden, and Von—four hunky men who were ready and willing to help me get ahead.

Turns out my career wasn’t the only thing that needed some TLC.

The Gallery

They say don’t go into business, or to bed, with friends. But what if those friends are four hardcore rich and handsome alpha players?

Did I really think I could keep it clean with guys like that?

And when reality set it, I realized dirty is much more fun.

That’s my kind of business.

Four different men, alpha as hell, and serious as hell about their special, secret nightclub.

The biggest thing they had in common? Me. Well, and what they wanted to do to me behind closed doors.

The Collection

I know better than to trust a bunch of pretty faces.

The charmer: killing me with his hot Irish accent

The rebel: giving his rich family the middle finger

The single dad: raising his baby alone

The nerd: always with his nose stuck in a book

But when these our gorgeous men walk off the runway and into my life, I find it’s not just the hours and lousy pay in fashion that are, um, hard.

And what do these guys have in common?

ME.

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Saving Meritt

Stacy Jones and Coralee June

My dad, a small town detective, died last month, but I stopped knowing him over a decade ago when he sent me away. So, I was surprised to learn that he left me everything—including his retired K9 dog, Remy.

Determined to claim Remy and return to my life in Nashville, I wasn’t prepared to see them again.

My best friends. My first loves.

Denver, the sweet but fierce K9 officer with guilt in his eyes. Tatum, the reclusive mountain man next door, hellbent on making me keep my father’s land. And Krew, my charismatic friend, now an unlikely member of a dangerous motorcycle club.

I assumed they forgot about me, but they haven’t. I thought I was over them, but I wasn’t.

The innocence of childhood love turns deadly when secrets are revealed. I’ve learned more about the father I thought didn’t want me, but that knowledge? It may very well get me killed.

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Wildest Dreams

by Lucy Smokes

In my Wildest Dreams, I never imagined I’d see him again.

The night I gave my virginity to Preston McConnell was the last night I ever saw him. Six years later and broke off my ass, I take a job at the best special feature magazine in the southern United States. It’s my dream job, and I’m more than happy to take on my first assignment that includes a one-way ticket to South Africa, where I’m supposed to follow a veterinarian who has made a name for himself as the lion whisperer.

I haven’t dated anyone since Preston, and the bitter, broken-hearted girl I used to be is ready to pack up and quit the very second I see him again. It’s only the soft words from Preston’s best friends, Jay and Wren, that stop me in my tracks. Encouragement and a way out presents itself in the form of the two hot as sin safari guides. I can’t let Preston get to me like he used to. I’m here to do a job and nothing more. If he wants to rekindle anything, he’ll have to get used to competition because, in my dreams, I’m no longer flying solo.

No. I don’t want one man. I want three.

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🎬 Hollywood Roommates 🎬

by Elizabeth Briggs

Three sexy actors. One curvy English teacher. An impossible rule just begging to be broken…

When my boyfriend dumps me, I need a new place to live, fast. Luckily my best friend offers me a solution: move in with her brother and his two roommates in his Malibu beach house. Sounds good, right?

Except my new roommates turn out to be three of the hottest actors in Hollywood. Each one is gorgeous, rich, and famous—and they’re all off-limits because there’s only one house rule: no sleeping together.

They could have any woman in the world, but to my surprise they each want me. Soon there’s a new rule: whatever I do with one guy, I do with all of them.

There’s no way this can end well, but how am I supposed to choose just one of my sexy-as-sin roommates?

Unless I don’t have to choose…

*This sexy standalone reverse harem romantic comedy is intended for readers 18+ due to mature content.*

Rosemary A Johns USA Today Bestselling Author #interview

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Hi and thank you for having me on today! I’m Rosemary A Johns – USA Today bestselling author of urban fantasy romance and RH series REBEL ANGELS, REBEL VAMPIRES, and REBEL WEREWOLVES! I write snarky angels, savage vampires, and epic battles. I’m a fantasy fanatic and paranormal anti-hero addict.

Cut me open and I bleed Smells Like Teen Spirit. I spend my time falling in love with the rebels and anti-heroes fighting their way out of my head…and onto the page.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes! I’ve always been passionate about reading and writing. I was first published professionally aged fourteen. I started with short stories, then plays, and finally novels!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series is my USA Today bestselling complete five book enemies-to-lovers series REBEL ANGELS, which is about an epic war between angels and vampires with an anti-heroine at its heart. It’s a sort of Buffy meets Lucifer, where vampires and angels are locked in a deadly war. Half vampire/half angel but raised by humans, Violet is caught between both sides…who want her back.

I love rebels, dark vampires, sexy angels, and heroines who aren’t perfect but real. I was inspired by the idea of creating a new twist on the myth of angels and vampires, as well as the fact that there are so few British anti-heroines.

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on the next series in my Rebel Verse, which is a supernatural world of vampires, shifters, angels, Fallen Angels, and fae, set in England: REBEL WEREWOLVES. It’s a shifter romance with rebel Omegas, incubus princes, and sexy Alphas.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I used to write screenplays, so I see what I write happening in front of me like a film. Along with that, I know the music that each scene needs because I’m a music fanatic. So, I either write with that song on loop, or in total silence.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’m loving writing the Rebel Verse, and there’s a number of exciting new Rebel series coming out this year. I’m looking forward to new readers discovering these worlds.

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

Only write what you’re passionate about. Publishing is a difficult business, but if you start from the point of truly caring about what you write, then it’ll see you through.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thanks for being awesome! I hope that you enjoy escaping into my Rebel worlds. I always love hearing from readers and appreciate their support. I have a readers’ group called Rosemary’s Rebels, which is fun and includes teasers and news on all my releases first, so please join us!

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Author Lucy Smoke #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, okay, hi there, I’m Lucy and I’m an author. Which means that I sit at home and eat bonbons and write down my daydreams. Just kidding, I’ve never actually had a bonbon before, but I am really an author—or so everyone keeps telling me. But I do have some experience with writing, so not to worry, your book fantasies are in decent hands. I even did the whole college thing. Unfortunately, I was dumb and went back for more torment. I have a Bachelors and Masters in Literature, Language, and Professional Writing. And despite all of the classics I read for those “credentials,” I’m sticking pretty close to writing romance. It makes me happy and it makes my readers happy.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yup. Ever since I figured acting probably wouldn’t pan out. It’s hard to remember so many lines.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Which one? I’ve got so many. But I guess I would say the current one—Dark Maji coauthored with Kel Carpenter—came from a love of f*cked up heroines and villainous nobles. Kel and I both love antiheroes and we wanted to see more out there and thus … Quinn and Lazarus were born.

What are you working on now?

Opening this jar of peanut butter—let me tell you, it’s not going over well. I have no upper body strength.

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Unless you meant work wise? I’m pretty sure you probably meant that. Well, right now, Twisted is the Crown: Book 3 in the Dark Maji series is with the editor and Kel and I are taking a short break. I’m finishing up the final epilogue of my Contemporary Reverse Harem series Iris Boys. It’s a novella after story to be released hopefully in November 2019 (due to having to wait for a cover) in the boxset of the series.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Ahahahahahahahaha. I have all the quirks. I’m pretty sure I accidentally stole all of the quirks from the quirkless writers. I like to write all over the place. My office. Starbucks. My couch. My bed. My bedroom floor. I write ideas on white boards with dry erase markers and when I run out of room, I use my bathroom mirrors.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Well, I’d like to continue to write full time. It’s honestly a dream come true. I’ve wanted to be an author for 10+ years, so really I wake up every day excited for work and I want that to continue. I’ll be attending several book signings this coming year, both in the US and internationally. I’d love to continue doing that as well. Otherwise, really, my only hopes for the future are to continue to make enough doing what I love to pay off my student loans, pay my bills, and be lavishly and disgustingly wealthy so I can adopt a bunch of teenagers. Why teenagers? I don’t know. Probably because teenagers can be assholes and I find them hilarious.

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

Finish the damn book. The first one is always the hardest, but you’ll find with each book you finish the next one is easier and easier. Make friends with everyone, but also don’t let yourself be swallowed up in the stampede of the publishing world. Keep your individuality.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Hi. Hello. Thank you. And I’m so sorry.

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Author Jodie Szarmach #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

So, I’m terrible at these lol, but here we go. I’m twenty-four, almost twenty-five and live in beautiful New England. For actual career stuff, I’m an EMT and I’m looking to move into 911 dispatch after having reconstructive shoulder surgery this year. I also ran a pony party business for several years and worked with police and military K9s – including dogs that were in tv shows like person of interest and movies. I’ve been an equestrian for the last twenty three years and I’ve had my horse for almost twenty!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always written stuff but I never thought I would ever publish a book but here we are!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Right now I’m working on my book series called Seeking Salem – the first book is releasing on July 11th and I saw the cover and HAD to have it. I didn’t have an idea lol then I started to spitball with some friends and my standalone turned into a series.

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What are you working on now?

Book two, Wrath of Salem!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Yes, I can’t write with music and I have to challenge myself to word goals or sprints or I struggle bus real hard. I write best in dead quiet.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to become so successful writing that it becomes a full time job but with everything that’s gone on the last eighteen months, I just want to be happy – that’s it.

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

Listen, listen, listen. Make friends and let them help. I jumped into the deep end and there was SO MUCH to learn. Don’t be cocky, don’t be rude, and ALWAYS remember you were once and unpublished word maker and you were scared too, respect goes a long, long way.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Honestly? I love and appreciate all of you. I couldn’t keep writing on the hard days if you wasn’t for you guys.

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Author Ava Mason #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Umm, I don’t now. I’m just a normal person. haha. I’ll try and make it more interesting than my bio. I was eighteen years old the first time I ever saw the beach. I love the feel of clean hardwood floor on my bare feet. I love trees and greenery and the beach. I’m afraid of the deep ocean *shiver* I lived in Hawaii for a time and learned that fact about myself. I could never force myself to go snorkeling because I have a stupid irrational fear of the ocean. My inspiration is Eric Thomas, I’m totally addicted to his kool-aid. My best friend died about 6 years ago and I still haven’t gotten over it. I’m very into positive self talk – I can force myself to do certain things because I talk myself into it. I am a total crossfit junkie. Like seriously, I’m one of those people. haha.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not at all. I actually wrote poems and stuff when I was a kid but only as a form of expression, not really wanting to publish any of them. But one day I wrote out a paragraph of an idea that popped in my head. I didn’t really do anything with it, just put it aside. One day my hubby read it and encouraged me to keep going. So it’s all because of him that I’m a writer today.

What are you working on now?

Right now, I’ve actually got 3 projects in the works. I have a co-author, Raven Steele, and we’re writing a very gritty urban fantasy series. I love writing it because I get to explore the darker side of myself. It delves deep into the underbelly of the supernatural world, where there’s violence and hatred and lots of fighting. But our characters always manage to find hope and love through it, not only with their love interests but also in their friendships with each other. That’s one thing I really love about this series. It’s not just about magical beings and romance, but about 3 friends who find each other. They all come from a very lonely existence, and through each other they find happiness.

I’m also writing a bully reverse harem, which is really stretching me as a writer! It’s a difficult path to travel – how to write someone who is so unbearably terrible to others and still make the readers fall in love with them. It’s also stretched me because I’ve never written something so character driven. But I’m really enjoying it a lot! I’ve learned how much I love to write such terrible people. I’ve always loved writing grey characters, especially the villains. Making the readers see their motivations and hopefully understanding them. Maybe even liking them a little bit. And this is an extension of that.

The other project I’m working on is super secret but I’ll be announcing it soon! And this one is more just something super fun and easy. It gives me a little bit of a break from all the dark stuff I’m writing.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I go through tons and tons of Mentos gum. Like I buy the bottles in packs and just chew and chew and chew. I also am addicted to cherry Coke Zero and Le Croix sparkling water, haha. I also listen to lots of music while I write, and usually end up with a playlist that speaks to me while I’m writing each book, then I move on to something else when I’m writing a different one. Bose headphones are my jam.

What are your hopes for the future?

A lot of my hopes have to do with my family. I want my kids to grow up and be happy. I can almost say I’ve accomplished my life goals, which is to have a great, loving family. Of course, there are other things I want. I’d love to be able to travel a lot and be financially set. But my main thing is that I hope to always keep my husband happy and my kids close.

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

Ahh, this is a really hard question because there are a zillion things I could say. I’m trying really hard to think of something inspiring or helpful but really what it comes down is what all the other authors have ever said. You have to sit down and write. There is nothing more important than that.

I guess if I could give 3 pieces of advice that have helped me become more successful, I would say to first, if you want to write something that would sell, then read all the successful books in the genre you want to write. Read all of them, all the time. If you do that, then things will come a lot more naturally.

Second, learn about story structure. It does matter. A lot. I don’t even care if you’re a pantster. The structure of the story is the undercurrent of a good book. I cannot stress that enough. There are ways to structure a book that can still allow for a lot of pant-sing.

Third – and I have to admit that I copied this from Michael Anderle, but I think it’s the most important piece of advice I could ever give (besides to sit down and write) and that is to create characters that readers care about. You can mess up everything else but if your readers don’t care about your character, it won’t matter if you’ve done everything else perfectly.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Readers, what can I say? haha. Readers drive me. There is nothing like the feeling of getting a message from someone who is affected by your books. I had a reader tell me that she was so inspired that she went back to school to learn how to be a writer. Other people wrote to me about how my books helped with their struggles, or help them forget the constant pain that they’re in. I love that kind of thing. Maybe it’s selfish or egotistical, but that kind of thing is like pure gold to me

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