Author Taylor Spratt #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Taylor Spratt

Tell us a bit about yourself

I write under the penname Taylor Spratt but my real name is Tiffany. lol it almost feels like I am sailor moon, living in the shadows. I am from Kingston Jamaica and I am a registered attorney at law but honestly I didn’t like the law very much. I am too much of a wild one to live my entire life in a law firm so I mostly did to please my family.

For almost a decade I have been in love with romance novels, the fiery passion, the love the lust! I found it all so thrilling that from the moment I read my first romance novel I knew I wanted to write my own.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Since I was a child I had lived in a fantasy world. While I should have been paying attention to my teachers in class, I was a million miles away dreaming up dangerous adventures with handsome heroes, and I was always the heroine in my fantasies. At that young age I had kind of had an idea that I wanted to write one day but I didn’t start writing till the ripe old age of 26.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current book series is called Poison Penitentiary and it is a paranormal prison series about a bad-ass fae who tries to break her brother out of jail with the help of four fiendishly sexy paranormal criminals. This was inspired by other books I read in the ‘Paranormal prison series’ and also it was inspired by my own anxiety riddled mind. There is danger around every corner and it can get a bit scary at times. For me this is just like life. Things often get too difficult for us to bare but this is when we truly learn what we are made off and are able to grow as people.

This is why I like to use fear as a catalyst for change in my characters, because my own fears are what help me to grow.

What are you working on now?

Right now I am working on the final book in the Poison Penitentiary series and it is going to be an amazing ending with tons of drama and steam!

Do you have any quirks while working?

A quirk I have while writing is that I really enjoy pacing the floor. I am not sure why but I will just pick the laptop up and start walking from one end of the room to the other typing away at the keys as I walk. It tends to calm me and release my creative energy faster.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future is that I can one day become a writer for tv and movies. I see myself writing shows like the witcher and game of thrones.

I can’t say i would like to be famous though. I would prefer to be unknown but I would be thrilled if my work would one day be on the big screen.

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

My advice on the publishing world is that if you really put in the work and hone your craft you can write books that people will be begging for. All it takes is some dedication and hard work. I self publish and there is a thriving community of independently published authors out there. You do not have to go the traditional way and wait for months just to hear if your book has been accepted or not. You can do it all yourself if you want to. That way no one can ever say ‘no’ to you. Never give up and keep on trying. I had to rewrite my first book 4 times before I published it and it was really worth it. Once you learn the writer’s craft it al gets so much easier.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much for having me and reading about my journey. I would like to encourage you to be brave and believe in yourself. Many people tried to discourage me from writing, telling me that I would never make a dime and it would be a waste of time. Well now I am supporting myself with my writing income and it keeps getting better every month. If writing is your passion then go for it. Study the market and see what is popular in your chosen genre. This will help you to write a successful book. And if you would like to see my books, the links are below.

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Author Kira Roman #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a stay at home mom of two toddlers. My daughter is 4, and my son is 2. I spend most of my time taking care of them. My husband is gone a lot because he’s in the Navy! 

I met him when I was 15, so we’ve been together a long long time.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

You know what’s funny, I used to write random stories in my journals, but I never thought I’d actually be good enough. In 2017 I discovered reverse harem, and was hooked. I started reading one book a week, using my husband’s money every chance I got, then I started KU, and OMG. It changed my life. I went through like 5-7 books a week. At some point, I thought “Hey, i might be able to do this.” I had no idea where to start though! It’s been a very long journey, and not all of it was good. But I’m so so glad I took that leap! 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

The Devil’s Sin actually has a sad start. I grew up in a close knit family, and I had a cousin that was as close as a sister my whole life. We were only 3 years apart, and spent our whole lives growing up together. In 2019 she passed away. I felt like part of me left with her. I spent a lot of time working on a different story, and one day… The Devil’s Sin just came to me! I knew I wanted to write something that could express the heartbreak I was feeling, while also giving readers a decent story. 

What are you working on now? 

Stolen Succubus. Book 1.5 in the Dramonia series. The main female character is different from book 1, but her story is just as important. 

A Touch of Violet. That’s my naughty contemporary RH romance lol. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I need a drink of some kind. Preferably wine. And my notebook. I have the memory of a goldfish. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

USA Today Best Seller! That would be a dream come true. But my ultimate goal is to earn enough to support my family. My daughter has special needs, and always will. I want to make sure she has a good life, and her future is secure. 

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

Oh man. Well, first I’ll say be optimistic, but cautious. Find someone who has published before, and ask for advice. There are SO MANY steps! lol. 

Do not let the 1 star reviews get you down. Someone will always have something bad to say. I like to read the 1 star reviews of authors I personally like. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

You guys are the best. Seriously. If I didn’t have followers, mini fans, and supporters, I’d have no book! So Thank you! I honestly never thought ANYONE would like my work enough to follow me, but the fact that so many do, blows my mind!

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Pre-order – Cover reveal of Villainous Hearts by Scarlett Snow

Villainous Hearts (Academy for Villains Book 1)

Everyone loves to sin but only the villains embrace it.

After turning a jerk’s manhood into stone, Zara is sent to the Academy for Villains—a place where troublemakers must atone for their sin or risk burning in the Underworld forever. It’s also where Hades claims she’s his reincarnated wife, bad boy Loki of Asgard is determined to seduce her, and the Prince of Darknesswants to turn her into his new vampire bride. 

Zara might be surrounded by villains, some of them devilishly sexy, but they have no idea what she’s capable of…and she has no idea what secrets lurk in the shadows waiting to tear her world apart. 

Academy for Villains is a Hades/Persephone retelling with a Reverse Harem Paranormal Romance twist featuring various kinds of mythology in a reform school setting. 18+.

Author Arden M. Ward #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hello! I live in New England, (north of Boston), and just started writing and publishing my work just over a year ago. It is still unbelievable to see my books out in teh wild! I spend my days teaching high school English and Film courses. I love animals and spend a lot of my free time working with horses and horseback riding. I enjoy reading fantasy, mystery and romance. And of course in between all of that and feed my television and film binge watching addiction!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always loved writing and wanted to be a writer. I finally found the courage to share my work for the first time over the last year.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The inspiration for my current series (Team Blaze) was learning a lot about the decrease in honeybees, and the environmental repercussions of that. The world of magic that the characters live in is is strongly influenced by different versions of mythology and classic religious figures, which I have always found fascinating, specifically when looking at different perspectives from different cultures.

What are you working on now?

I am currently wrapping up the end of Team Blaze, and have three books slated to come out over the next few months that are the start of three new series. One is a paranormal academy series The Academy of Order & Chaos that centers around a main character who is developing new powers. One is a fantasy based PNR centered around a mystery following a powerful witch who begins to uncover a male witch trafficking ring. And the third is PNR about a female assassin and her adventures with her hellhound companion.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I find I do my best writing either while listening to classical music, athough I do most of my plotting and general story development while in the car, or in the shower. Once I have a basic idea and characters fleshed out, they tend to come to life and start to play out different scenarios in my head. It is both wonderful and exaspperating, sometimes they want to go in a different direction then I originally planned.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to find more time and continue writing. I love hearing from readers and have had some wonderful discussions over my books and characters, which is so exciting and surreal for me. I hope to have more opportunities to interact with my readers.

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

My advice to writers that are publishing for the first time, is to not be afraid your work isn’t good enough. Put it out there, be excited and proud of your work. Although there is always more to learn and grow with every book you write and publish, your tribe will find you, and they will be incredibly supportive.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To my readers, thank you for taking a chance on a new budding author! I hope you enjoy the new stories and characters that have been living in my head over the last year!

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Author Lilith Darville #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, let’s see . . . do you want the short or long version. LOL Some call me a maverick in motion, I’m an adventurous paranormal, RH and contemporary romance writer. My stories are guaranteed to make readers flush and blush. Even as a quirky youngster, writing love stories was paramount in my life—well above algebra and biology. Learning first hand that some love stories crash and burn while others ignite with everlasting fire, my romances are inspired by my enduring epic romance with my Hubster, whose ideas and collaboration have led to some of my greatest written works—as well as our most-prized achievement, our daughter, Kidlet.
In my spare time when I’m not in the writing cave, I enjoy reading (duh! 😂), singing, golfing, spending time with my family, and sparking a new verve for romance and life in each of my readers. I’m all about feeding those romance fantasies!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I can’t say when that became a conscious ambition; I just write and have done so for as long as I remember. Family lore has it I was printing stories as a toddler.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Gods, that’s another long story. Nutshell: I was in ICU with my husband, not sure if he’d survive, when the idea about how we’d meet in the afterlife came to me. You know, destined mates and all that. Well, by the time he was moved to the CCU, I had two destined mates. By the time he was discharged, I had four, and my Hubster looked like Joe Black (you know, the Brad Pitt movie), so yeah, a paranormal reverse harem with destined mates was born. fist pump

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the last book in the Sexy Sins Academy RH series and the first book in the Sexy Sins Prison RH series.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Many friends/family and a few readers will be vastly disappointed when they hear that I do NOT wear bondage gear (to write . . . um, what goes on in our bedroom stays in our bedroom 😜), and Hubster refuses to do the bobbing package striptease no matter how much I plead! I write in my Hubster’s recliner with noise canceling headphones while Hubster watches CNN. (Yes, indeed; daytime use of the recliner was the trade-off for enduring endless hours of CNN woman power.) I generally wear sweats if I get out of my PJs at all since I gave up the corporate job to write romance full time. I’m experimenting with listening to music while I craft my sex scenes. That’s about as quirky as I get unless you ask me to tell my inspirational “pretty flogger” story. evil grin

What are your hopes for the future?

Almost losing my husband gives me a whole new perspective on life, so in addition to my ardent wish for things like world peace, I hope to give and get joy from life every single one of my remaining days on this planet. Oh, and I hope my Sexy Sins Academy series is a hit with readers! fingers crossed

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

Listen to and take advice from successful peers/mentors, who have already made all the stupid mistakes you’ll repeat unless you listen and learn. Stay the course. Don’t give up. Learn your craft. Learn your process. One of the best things I ever did was taking Becca Syme’s Write Better Faster course and learning my own personal writing process. Find your tribe and be a good friend. Pay it forward. That about covers it. 🙂

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We all love our readers; we wouldn’t be doing this if we didn’t. BUT . . . my readers are special to me on a whole different level. When my Hubster fell ill, I let my readers know why I had to adjust my publishing schedule and just generally bled out some of my pain in my newsletter and in my wonderful Facebook reader group. I treasured the notes and posts of encouragement; they kept me going through some of the darker times. Their faith and the joy they told me they find in my stories birthed the Sexy Sins Academy, which is a rom com, so go figure that. 🙂

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Author Debbie Cassidy #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mum of three, full time writer and multi-tasker. I’m a total homebody who loves reading and gaming. The Xbox and board games are my go-to pastime activities. My ideal night out would be a yummy meal and a movie. Ideal night in would be to curl up with a book or gather around the huge dining table for a game of Lords of Waterdeep or Cutthroat Caverns. Basically, I’m a total geek, and so are my family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but back in the day it felt like a dream. I didn’t believe it would happen. I spent my spare time writing short stories and reading voraciously. The birth of independent publishing gave me the hope I needed to get my stories out there.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I watch a lot of supernatural dramas and shows, and I love mythology. I have a huge collection of books on mythology. I also tend to have very vivid story-like dreams, and I draw inspiration from all of these sources. My current work in progress is no different.

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What are you working on now?

The Deadside Reapers is a series about…you guessed it, reapers. But not your typical reapers. These reapers are demons born of Lilith’s bloodline. You’ll find fallen angels, loup garou, witches Grigori, a talking python and a sassy ghost.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh gosh, yes, although I didn’t know this until my daughter pointed it out. I was wincing super hard the other day and she asked me what was wrong. I’d literally just wrote that the heroine was wincing. So apparently, I make faces based on what I’m writing. Thank god she hasn’t caught me writing a sex scene!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to continue to write stories that take readers on wonderful journeys. It makes me so happy when readers enjoy my books and it makes me happy to write them.

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

Do your research before you hit publish. Make sure you know the market you intend to write in. Don’t just hit publish and expect your book to sell. There are way too many great books languishing on Amazon unseen due to lack of visibility. Write a great book but do the work to make sure it gets seen. Best of luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading my books. Thank you for supporting me with your kind words and your encouragement and thank you for being as crazy about my characters as I am. I love you.

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Author Alexis Calder #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live near the Rocky Mountains with my family. When I’m not writing, I love to read, watch movies, and get outside. I’m obsessed with Star Wars and I love coffee.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Pretty much. When I was a kid, I either wanted to be an artist or a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was 11. Life got in the way, people talked me out of pursuing writing (so I studied art instead). I got back into writing after college.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love reading about badass women who can take care of themselves (with occasional help). So I wanted to write a story about a woman who was out of her element but still found a way to thrive.

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What are you working on now?

I’ve got a short in a shared world coming out in January and a new Academy series starting in February.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not sure if it’s a quirk, but I blare music. Mostly alt-rock while writing and classical while editing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I have a million story ideas and want to write them all!

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

If you haven’t finished the first draft yet, stop worrying about how you’ll publish. Start there. Once it’s finished, do your research and listen to the people who have already been there but always follow up with your own research.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want them to know that I listen to them and I have heard their request for book 4 in The Academy of the Elites series. It’s coming 🙂

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Dearly Departed #review

Dearly Departed: A Reverse Harem Academy Romance (Afterworld Academy Book 1) by Katie May & Loxley Savage

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All great stories start with a death.

In this case, it’s my own.

Instead of the pearly white gates and yellow brick road leading me to Heaven, my soul is chosen to join Afterworld Academy – an exclusive boarding school to train selected souls on how to manage the Afterlife.

Ghosts, Demons, Reapers, and Angels.

Classes on how to fly. Studies on the proper way to select souls. Weaponry. Premonition. Oh, and field trips to Hell.

Sounds peachy, right?

When souls turn up dead, I must work with my four sexy-as-sin mentors to uncover the truth of my new reality.

Things are about to take a deadly turn.

Welcome to Afterworld Academy where the price of admission…is your life.

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Dearly Departed is book one of a four book series by bestselling authors, Loxley Savage and Katie May. This is a reverse harem romance meaning that the main character won’t have to choose between her love interests. This is medium-burn and does contain strong language and sexual themes. Oh, and death. Lots and lots of death. Book one will end in a cliffhanger.

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The main character does pass away from cancer (which is how she ends up in the Afterworld Academy). Please keep this in mind while reading, especially if that may be triggering to you. We would love for you to read our book, but we want you to take care of yourself.

#CoverReveal Prestigious by M.H. Soars

Kings of Ivy Series

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Money. Power. Control. Vanity. Are you ready for the kings?

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BLURB:
Several words can be used to describe Preston King.

Cruel.

Arrogant.

Depraved.

And the word that sent me running to England for a year.

Fiance.

Arranged marriages may sound like a thing of the past, but when billion-dollar fortunes are at stake, it’s the only way to go.

I had known my entire life I wasn’t free to choose my destiny, but I never thought Preston King would be the one I’d marry. Our families are the Montagues and Capulets of Wall Street after all. But even centuries-old bad blood can be forgotten when enough money
is involved.

Now I’m back from my self-imposed exile, a sophomore at Yale University, Preston’s domain. He’s the ruler on campus and determined to break me before I say ‘I do’.

Only I’m no longer willing to obey silently. If I must marry the jackass, I’m doing it on my own terms.

Author Eva Brandt #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m 32, I’m Romanian, and as my bio says, I love tea, anime, and I’m a romance fanatic. I especially love the fantasy and paranormal genres, although I won’t say no to a sexy contemporary from time to time.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I haven’t always wanted to become an author, no, mostly because I didn’t consider it an option. In my country, the publishing industry is very weak and it’s impossible to make a living out of writing. I’m actually a Political Science graduate, although I never did anything with my degree since I took up writing instead.

Basically, it was a lot of right circumstances that brought me to this place. I was always excellent at foreign languages and especially English and because I liked it so much, I ended up doing all my classes, even my superior education, in English and reading all my fiction in English. From there, it was only a small leap.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series, The Academy of the Devil, is inspired a lot of my own experiences. The main character is an epileptic like me and the tribulations she suffers through are similar to what I’ve gone through in the past. Granted, I was never bullied to the point of having seizures, but I never went to a demonic school either.

The Academy of the Devil itself – as a building – is also loosely based on a Romanian castle, the Corvinesti Castle, which I like very much. For foreign readers, it’s the same place where the horror movie The Nun was filmed.

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What are you working on now?

Right now, I’m wrapping up Academy of the Devil. After that I’ll be working on Enchanted Damnation, book 4 of my Accursed series. It’s an ambitious project because it has a historical vibe and I’m doing a lot of research into the Roman empire and stuff like that. But writing wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t interesting and always the same.

While I’m working on Accursed 4, I’m also starting work on a new sci-fi academy series. I can’t say too much about that right now, since the cover reveal will be in my group in a few days.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

While I’m writing, I like to listen to epic music or Japanese music. It’s particularly inspiring for battles, confrontations or dramatic scenes. Did I mention I love writing grand scale confrontations? Because I do.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are pretty simple. To be able to keep writing for the rest of my life. To continue to share my stories with my readership. If I’m healthy enough, I fully intend to do that.

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

Publishing is tough right now. You need to think about what your target is and if you want to turn it into a full time career, be aware that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. 99% of the time, you won’t manage to succeed outright. You’ll have to spend on covers, especially if you’re not good at Photoshop, and you’ll get frustrated when you won’t make your money back. You’ll end up spending on NL services or ads and feel frustrated when you don’t see results. Don’t give up. Adapt. Study your market. Learn from what other authors are doing. Follow the market trends. Polish your blurbs. Get social. It takes a lot of time and effort, but you’ll see improvement.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for picking up my books! I hope you enjoy my particular brand of insanity! I love writing crazy stuff and I’ve decided, now that I’m in my 30s, to see how crazy I can make my books 🙂 Join me in my FB group and tell what insanity you’d like to see in the future. I always love to hear from my readers.

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