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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#FREE ~ Shunned by Steffanie Holmes

Shunned: a dark bully romance (Kings of Miskatonic Prep Book 1) by Steffanie Holmes

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I should have kept my mouth shut.
I should have let them win.
Now the kings of the school are out for my blood,
… and they’re not the only ones.

The fire took everything.
My parents. My best friend. My life.

Now I have a second chance.
I only have to endure one year at this prestigious academy for rich snobs.
One year of being the charity case no one wanted.
One year of taunts and insults and bullying. Then I’m free.

But I didn’t count on Trey, Ayaz, and Quinn.
Arrogant, privileged, dangerous.
Drop-dead gorgeous.
They want me gone.
They want me to suffer.
They’re determined to make my nightmares real.

Tough luck, bully boys – I won’t hide away.
I’m not afraid.
But maybe… I should be.

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HP Lovecraft meets Cruel Intentions in book 1 of this dark paranormal reverse harem bully romance. Warning: Not for the faint of heart – this story of three broken bad boys and the girl who stood her ground contains dark themes, crazed cultists, books bound in human skin, high-school drama, swoon-worthy sex, and potential triggers.

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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*Note from Authors
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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Coming in February 2020. Here’s the cover reveal for the first book in the series, PRESTIGIOUS.
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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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Author J.R. Thorn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a reverse harem author and I have an unhealthy obsession with magical tattoos—and hot guys who are assholes that need to be tamed!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always written and been creative in many forms of art and had work published before I was 10. I always knew I’d be an author but I never knew it would become a life passion and a full-time career.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I didn’t enjoy my college experience. When I first saw that academy was making a comeback, I took it as an opportunity to tell a college story that I wanted to tell. Friends I wanted to make and challenges to overcome made it an entirely new college experience—plus there are demigods, vampires, and a plethora of other supernaturals that just make life better!

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What are you working on now?

I have two pen names, so I’m working on another academy on my other name, which I won’t reveal here, and I am also working on the sequel to Fortune Academy as well. I typically have two projects going on at the same time and between my two pen names I publish a book a month. I stay busy

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m easily distracted so I have noise-canceling headphones and I need to face a wall to write so all I can see are my words. It’s like immersing myself in a creative bubble. I do have prints of my books on the wall to give me something to glance at though that inspires me to keep going!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’m having my first baby in 3 months, so I hope to be a good mother and that she will love books as much as I do! I also have a plan to maintain my writing schedule. I know other authors who have children and still publish a book a month, so if they can do it then I know I can too.

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

Read indie bestseller books ranked 10k or better in the amazon store and understand what makes them special, then put your own spin on that niche and make it even better.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I feel like the growth of my storytelling skill has improved in the past 8 books I’ve written in my Blood Stone Universe and I want to thank my Thornies who have been with me from the beginning, as well as the new Thornies who still enjoy my older works! Love all of you guys.

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Author Tiegan Clyne #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

– I live in Michigan with my four cats, which is why I call myself a crazy cat lady in training. I’m from a family of readers and writers.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

– I’ve wanted to write for as long as I can remember. It’s been a part of me, just like breathing, since I was very, very young.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

– My current series is a kinky retelling of fairytales, and the inspiration was both the fairytales themselves and my co-author, Scarlett Snow. Sometimes it’s nice to have fun and do something unexpected with well-worn stories that everybody knows.

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What are you working on now?

– At the moment, I’m working on the second of the Everafter Academy books, as well as a bunch of short stories for upcoming anthologies.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

– I think I’m a pretty boring writer when it comes to quirks. Sometimes I like to have music while I write (I often make playlists specific to the project at hand), and sometimes I don’t. I can’t have the television on when I’m writing, if that’s a quirk. The only think I can think of is that if I know I’m waiting for a call or for someone to show up at my place, I can’t concentrate enough to write, and that kills me.

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What are your hopes for the future?

– I hope that the rest of the Everafter Academy series is received just as well as the first book, and I hope to continue writing with Scarlett for a very long time to come.

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

– It’s rough, man, and getting with a “traditional” publisher isn’t the glory that it used to be. I prefer independent publishing, where I can be in control of my product from start to finish, and where the only authority I need to bow to is myself, my co-author and the Almighty Zon (since Amazon is pretty much the only game in town if you want wide exposure).

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

– hank you so much for your kindness and the wonderful response to my books so far. I hope you stay with me in the years to come. There are so many more stories I want to tell you.

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#Preorder Call of the Siren (Obsidian Cove Supernatural Academy Book 1) by Jarica James

Call of the Siren (Obsidian Cove Supernatural Academy Book 1) by Jarica James

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Obsidian Cove Prep was supposed to be Lennox Malia’s chance at freedom. Instead, it ended up as her own personal hell on Earth. Daily bullying and a severe lack of friends left her feeling hopeless and desperate for graduation.

That all changed one day when five guys showed up, very obviously interested in her. It all seemed too good to be true, and to say she was suspicious is an understatement. When secrets are revealed, and she discovers who she truly is, her new friends are there to help and guide her.

Navigating her last weeks of human high school would have been hard enough, but now she has to come to terms with her new powers and a new world, once again the outsider. Although, being the outsider may not be as bad as she thinks…if she gets to be with Calev, Tristan, Aeson, Evander, and Lachlan.

As her training begins, Lennox finally starts to find her inner strength. Unfortunately, her inner strength may not be enough to withstand the stalkers and attempted kidnappings that have come into her life along with her new powers. The danger worsens every day, leaving her with more questions than answers. With her powers still in chaos, they need to get to their new school, now more than ever.

Will starting at Obsidian Cove Supernatural Academy be the fresh beginning she’s been hoping for, or will it be too much of a change for Lennox and her new boyfriends to handle?

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Call of the siren is intended for readers 18+ it is a reverse harem, paranormal, new adult novel. It contains some content that may be triggering for some.

Author Cassie James #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hey, y’all! My name is Cassie and I’m a full-time author and a reality TV junkie. When I’m not writing, I’m usually acting as professional servant to my dog, a three-year-old Great Pyrenees with serious attitude. (I swear, you’ve never heard a dog huff more than mine.)

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve known I wanted to write romance since the day I picked up my first romance novel. It was a Harlequin novel in my great-grandmother’s upstairs bedroom and I was absolutely not old enough to be reading it. But then I picked up another… and another… and well, I never put them down. I knew there was nothing I loved more than books, and nothing I wanted to write more than romance. I still have a handwritten copy of the first novel I wrote—a young adult romance so cringe worthy I hope it never sees the light of day!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Confession: I have a serious fear of a world where humans are overthrown by artificial technology. Yeah, I’m scared of robots, y’all. That means I spend much more time obsessing over them than I probably should, which is how my good friend and co-writer, Christine, and I started the discussion that led us to the idea that became The Thorns of Rosewood series. And yes, I do realize how bizarre it is that I chose an android for a main character—but I’m all about facing my fears!

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on two projects right now. The Proxy, book two in The Thorns of Rosewood series, which I’m working on with a co-writer. Also, Saviors, which is the fourth and last book in my Pawns of Patience series.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Mumbling aloud. Sometimes, when I’m trying to get a line of dialogue just right, I’ll sort of say it under my breath the way I think my character would say it, just to see what needs to be tweaked. And yes, sometimes I do (very bad) accents.

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What are your hopes for the future?

More books! There might even be a little something supernatural in the works…

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

Do the work! Before I was a writer, I spent some time working in the film industry, and the one thing that has always held true is that one thing sets apart some dreamers from others. Their willingness to work. It isn’t always easy but if it’s really what you love it is so, so worth it.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you. Thanks you times a million. I love writing books, and I love even more that I get to share them with all of you.

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