Author Cassia Briar #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Cassia Briar

Tell us a bit about yourself…

My name’s Cassia Briar and I write dark paranormal romance with reverse harems and couples who find their happily ever after. I grew up in Portland, Oregon and I’m still in love with the Pacific Northwest where I live with my husband and our kitties. I might be addicted to coffee. Slytherin. In my free time I like to read, watch Lucifer on Netflix, and take trips to the Oregon coast, especially when it’s stormy weather. 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

The short answer? Yes. I wrote my first story when I was eight years old. It was about a goat that got lost and the little girl who went to find it. Gradually, my writing turned to more fantasy with darker themes. I started my first real book when I was thirteen, but never finished it. Then school and life got in the way. I finally revisited writing in my mid-twenties, joined a critique group, and spent eight years working on my craft before self-publishing my first book in 2019.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

My current series is called Harem of Redemptions and it was inspired by the themes in Beauty and the Beast. That’s always been one of my favorite fairytales partly because of the darker storyline, enemies to lovers trope, and because of the idea of the beast within us all.

Of course, I had to turn it into a reverse harem romance. I was inspired by the different types of beast themes to play with for the characters. Multiple main characters and love interests made that work better and gave me plenty to explore!

What are you working on now? 

A few different projects. I’m working on book two in the Harem of Redemption series, Beastly Desires. I also joined a couple of multi-author anthologies this year. My current project is an MF vampire/human, enemies to lovers, revenge novella. I’m liking writing MF paranormal romance between my reverse harem books.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

Yeah, I need silence. I know a lot of authors write with music, but can’t do it. I also need a window to look out. For some reason that inspires me, or helps me think. LOL. And, I guess it’s a quirk, but I write better when I also take time to read. I try to read every evening for a couple of hours.

What are your hopes for the future? 

Well… I hope my author career keeps moving along at a steady pace. I have a ton of book ideas and I hope that I get to write all of them! One day, I’d like to get that USA Today Bestseller tag. That’s one of my big dreams.

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

Yes, lots. I think the most important bit of advice is that this is a long, slow process. It takes time and patience as well as hard work and dedication, so try to breathe and enjoy wherever you’re at on your journey. Celebrate each milestone.

Also, figure out early on if you’re writing just for the fun of it or if you want to turn your writing into a career. If it’s just for fun, then do whatever you want! But, if you want writing to be your career, then learn your craft, choose a popular genre and stick to it, and write to market. I just want to note here that writing to market does not mean having to write stories you don’t like. It’s also not “selling out”. Writing to market is writing in the genre you like and giving your readers what they expect, and love, from that genre. Simple.

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

Thank you! My readers rock my world and I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. I, obviously, wouldn’t be where I’m at today without. You’ve made my dream of being a full time author a reality.

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Author Rachel Angel #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Rachel Angel

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m Rachel Angel, and I like writing bold romances and thrillers that has a lot of steaminess, hot men, and strong sassy women.  My books have tons of twists and turns, and usually contain a mystery that is solved at the end.  My neurologist even says that she recommends my books that are especially steamy  because they are a great way to escape and use the imagination. It helps with pain relief and also Alzheimer. 

I am so grateful for my books being used as a way of escape and treatment.  

Also, one thing about me is, I am really the pen name for a million-selling author who writes in many genres. 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

Yes, I have since childhood.  I wrote fantasy adventure stories with animals as lead. Like Watership Down, but with squirrels.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

I have several series going on right now. For the Ruthless Reign Series, which comes to a close at the end of June, the inspiration is cartel/drug tv shows like Ozark, but here, the lead is a young woman who suddenly becomes the head of her family’s cartel, which had been kept a secret from her. My other series that recently ended is the HOUSE Series, which was inspired by classic murder mysteries, but with a hot Reverse Harem, a will, and a mystery that has to be solved within the will.

What are you working on now? 

I am working on an urban fantasy called Fae-B.I. Series, that has a reverse harm of fae men, with the FMC is a FBI trainee who is trying to solve the crimes around Las Vegas, which seemed paranormal. This is a spin-off series from my Fallen Fae Academy Series with the same characters. The first book comes out in July and is a juicy one, called Fae-ther Issues.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I tend to write in spurts so I will sit for hours on end to get a lot written at once. This means I have all my snacks, drinks, and even music near me while I write.

What are your hopes for the future? 

To keep on coming out with addictive books for people who love reading steamy romances/thrillers!  I also have a few book series being adapted into tv series or films so we’ll see how that goes. I have some really good producers behind the adaptations so most likely it would happen, even if it takes a while.

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

Write what you love and even if it doesn’t fit the mold of a certain formula with a genre, do it because it may become a new way of telling the story in that genre. My books are a mixture and blend of different genres and don’t necessarily fit into one genre, but the readers who have discovered my books and loved them, it brings them a new enjoyment and escapism. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

Yes, thank you for your support and love!  I appreciate you all!  Because of your support, I have continued writing the kind of books I write. 

Bio:

A USA Today and International bestselling author, Rachel Angel writes stories about Strong Feisty Women and the men they tame in RH, Bully Romances, Dark Romances, Fantasy, PNR, and sexy billionaire Romances.  Rachel Angel is a pen name for a million-selling author who worked as an executive at Fortune 50 corporations, in legal and production at cable television channels and at the Walt Disney Corporation. Beside being a full time author with various pen names, she appears in front of the camera as a television host, voiceover artist, and is a frequent guest on top 15 National Radio as an authority on women’s issues, the entertainment industry, and women empowerment. Her non-fiction books have been number one bestsellers, used by organizations such as the US Mental Health Association.  Pushing the edge of romance, books published under Rachel Angel explores the hidden, dark, and even deepest desires of human romances, while featuring strong female leads.

Author Marie Mistry #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Marie Mistry

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m a 25-year-old country girl from Kent in England, and I have a master’s degree in video games. I recently got engaged to my favourite adorable nerd, and we’ve been together for six years now. As a typical taurus, I love my food, my caffeine and my sleep, and I can usually be found curled up somewhere with a book or a game and a large cup of tea. My other hobbies include playing the violin, cross stitching, long walks with my dog, and baking cakes (with varying degrees of success).

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Ever since I was old enough to understand that Indiana Jones and Lara Croft weren’t career options 😉. I’ve always been a writer, but I never thought people would actually buy the books, so it was always a kind of distant dream. It always feels surreal whenever people ask what I do and I can actually say, ‘I’m an author.’

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I was following the Rainy Day Artwork page for a while, when I saw the cover for Traitor Witch just sitting there and it was like a lightbulb moment. I bought the cover then and there, and started work on Nilsa’s book. I’ve always loved pirates ever since I saw DreamWorks’ Sinbad as a child, and I couldn’t pass up the chance to make a paranormal pirate reverse harem.

What are you working on now?

Too many things! I’m currently working on tidying up the last few bits of Liar Witch, ready for release day on June 16th. I’m also in the process of editing a novella which will feature in my Vice College for Young Demons box set which will be out in the autumn. On top of that I have a super-secret project that is the first in a new gothic paranormal reverse harem trilogy.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I talk to myself and sing along badly to whatever music is blaring in my headphones. I also can’t seem to sit at a chair correctly, so when I’m at my desk my legs are usually contorted into every position under the sun.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Write enough that I finally manage to get all of the stories out of my head and onto paper! Okay, so maybe that will never happen lmao. I’d like to become a full-time author, and give book signing a go. I’m also side-eyeing the USA Today list, but that’s a little way off…

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

If I can do it, you 100% can. A lot of my journey was stumbling around in the dark, and somehow I’m still holding my own! Keep soldiering on. Don’t give up at the first hurdle. Even if your first books flop (and mine DID flop at first – I have a series of four books under a different pen name that only sold ten copies–and one of those was my mother!) keep at it. Make bad decisions. Make mistakes. It doesn’t matter. Just keep going. Everything feels worth it when you hold your own real book in your hands.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m so grateful for each and every one of you. You have made my dreams come true, and I cannot thank you enough. Really. I’d hug every single one of you if I could.

 

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Shadowborn Academy by Scarlett Snow & G. Bailey

My fate is in the dark,
And my shadow there is real…

The darkness likes to play in this world.

It also likes to deceive.

In the Enchanted Forest, secrets thrive and one girl desperately needs to find answers before it’s too late.

That girl is Corvina Charles, a powerful Shadowborn—a human who touched dark magic and became something else.

Something dangerous.

At the age of eighteen, Corvina and her best friend are swept away to the Shadowborn Academy, the one place where magic and darkness coincide.

It’s also where pupils go missing, teachers don’t play by any rules, the therapist is hot, and boys with dark magic love to seduce your soul.

With death becoming a game at the academy that not even the Dark or Light Fae seem capable of winning, my love life should really be the last thing on my mind…especially when one of the boys just so happens to be my teacher!

Half-Blood Academy by Meg Xuemei X

“Welcome to Half Death Academy.” That’s what they call my new school–because only half the students survive.

Rule #1: Keep your head down and don’t mess with the four gorgeous demigods who rule the school.
Rule #2: When the demigods try to kill you, lie down and die.

Too bad I never was very good at following the rules. And when my forbidden power awakens, I’ll make them regret they tried to make me their bitch.

Magic And Metaphysics Academy by Laura Greenwood & L.A. Boruff

The first day at a new academy is never easy, especially not for Lou. 

Home-schooled until she was eighteen, she’s now facing academy for the first time with no idea what to expect. With eccentric dorm mates, frenemies coming out of her ears, and the most popular guys in school showing interest in her, Lou starts to feel like she’s in over her head. 

Does she have what it takes to survive her time at the academy?

Grim Reaper Academy by Cara Wylde

You thought there was only one Death? Aww, that’s sweet…

There are 22 Grim Reapers in the world, and every two hundred years, Grim Reaper Academy invites a select few to apply. On my eighteenth birthday, I received my letter. I am Mila Lazarov, and I am the only human to attend the prestigious school. To graduate, I will have to survive first. But how am I supposed to compete with mages, angels, demons, fays, vampires, and shifters? No one wants me here, because I don’t belong. The queens of the Academy want me dead, and the kings can’t decide if they want to kiss me or kill me.

There’s no way I can keep up with Holier-Than-Thou Sariel (cause he’s an archangel, you see), Jerkface-No-1 Pazuzu AKA Paz (cause all demons are major morons), Mr. Bow-To-Me GC Apis (ugh, false gods are the worst), and Francis (no idea what his deal is, he doesn’t talk much). They will eat me alive.

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Hidden World Academy by Sadie Moss

Mistaken identities, a human in a magical world, and three sexy warlocks. Sounds like the start of a joke, but nope…

It’s my life.

After one too many kamikazes on my twenty-first birthday, I’ve made a few interesting discoveries.

First of all… magic is real.
Secondly… there’s a whole supernatural dimension that exists parallel to ours.
Thirdly… I’ve somehow gotten stuck in that dimension.

FML.

There are about a billion things wrong with this picture, including the fact that I don’t actually have any magic. Everyone here thinks I do though. They also think I’m a witch named Roxie, the star student at Radcliffe Magical Academy.

Ummm. Nope. Not me. Sorry.

I don’t know where the hell the real Roxie is, or how I’m supposed to get back home, but I’m determined to find out.

Unfortunately, I keep getting distracted by three hot-as-hell warlocks I can’t seem to avoid. Cross, a snarky bad boy who pushes all my buttons, Theo, an incorrigible flirt with a devastating accent, and Kasian, a teacher’s assistant who’s totally off limits.

Even though I’m drawn to all three of them, I’m not sure I should trust them.

Because if anybody finds out I don’t belong here…

I’m screwed.

Bonds of Blood by Cate Corvin

Mercilessly beautiful cruel. Relentlessly sensual vicious. Utterly delicious vile.

Marrying into the famous Godalming slayer-clan was supposed to be my family’s big break. Our clan is fractured, my brother is dead, and my mother’s spirit was broken by the ordeal. I’d do anything to make her proud and see her truly smile again.

I’d even spend a year in the snobby, prestigious Libra Academy with Lord Godalming’s gorgeous son.

I don’t know what I did to earn Will Godalming’s seething hatred, but he’ll do anything to get rid of me for good, even if he sometimes seems like the only one who understands me. Sura Enver is almost irresistible with a cruel streak a mile wide, but he’s hiding dark secrets under those knockout looks. And when I put a dying vampire out of her misery, I end up at the very top of an ancient warrior’s hit list. No sane slayer angers Càel the White Wolf, the fiercest knight of the vampires’ Clouded Court.

They’re unstoppable. Wicked. Malignant. And each wants to make me suffer. Between the torment of Libra’s eat-or-be-eaten rules and the rising threat of a new vampire king, enemies prowl on all sides.
But they’re messing with the wrong slayer.

The Demon Academy by G. Bailey

This academy is like no other . . .

My name is Lexi Cameron, and until three weeks ago, I thought I was human. It was all a lie. I’m a demon, and I’m signed up to attend The Demon Academy. I soon find out it’s the darkest, cruelest school around, and not many survive a full year, let alone three.
Welcome to DA, where unless you are a high demon, you can expect to be treated like trash. My plan?
To be invisible and get the hell out of this academy, but it doesn’t work out that way . . . I have one angel teacher trying to get rid of me, the students of DA making sure I know what a demon can do, and I’m not going to survive Demon Academy for long.
That is until the Lucifer sons see me. They want to break me, they love to play games with my heart, and even if I wanted to run from them . . . I can’t. I’m apparently their mate.
And just like their father’s home, hell can’t be escaped.

Celestial Academy by Maya Nichole

My friends always complained about their parents’ rules and consequences. Well, I have them beat. I’m the daughter of the devil and was just expelled from my senior year of high school for breaking a guy’s nose.

Did Lucifer torture my soul?

Did he condemn me to the fiery pits of Hell?

None of the above.

He sent me to Celestial Academy, where college-aged angels go to learn to be guardians. The only problem is I don’t have wings, and I’m certainly no saint.

Being Lucifer’s daughter in a school full of angels is no walk in the park. I’d much rather be tortured in Hell. That is until I meet three men that make me feel like anything is possible. Why choose when I can have them all?

Academy of Assassins by Stacey Brutger

ONLY ONE THING STANDS BETWEEN HUMANS AND THE DEADLY SUPERNATURAL WORLD…THE ACADEMY OF ASSASSINS.

Abandoned as a child and unable to remember her past, Morgan was raised as a hunter, one of an elite group of fighters sworn to protect humans from the dangerous paranormal creatures who invade our world…creatures such as herself. Her first assignment—find and eliminate the killer who is using the Academy as their own personal hunting ground. She must dodge assassination attempts, avoid the distraction of romantic entanglements with the devilishly handsome security expert, Kincade, and his maddeningly overprotective teammates, while keeping the volatile magic in her blood concealed from those who would use it for their own purposes.

Royals of Villain Academy by Eva Chase

I didn’t think anything could be more horrifying than watching mages splatter my parents’ blood across our kitchen. I was wrong…

When the same dark mages drag me off to a college called Villain Academy, I learn that I’m the long lost heir to a royal family of dark magic. I’m destined to manipulate the world through fear—and to stand beside the other heirs: four scorching-hot, arrogant young men who rule this school.

I don’t want to use a power that feeds off people’s pain, but I have to master my shaky talents fast if I want to survive. The students here are even more vicious than the teachers, and my fellow royals are worst of all.

No way will I bow to any villain, no matter how brutally alluring. They can turn on the charm or tear me down, but they can’t break me. I’ll use whatever darkness I find inside myself to take this place down.

Supernatural Shifter Academy by G. Bailey & Regan Rosewood

Secret societies. Magical boarding schools. Supernatural beings…What could go wrong?

I’m Millie Brix and apparently, I’m a supernatural shifter. Funny eighteenth birthday present, right?

Chosen for Supernatural Shifter Academy, I have to learn which shifter clan I belong to and how to use my powers that are slowly growing out of control. Supernatural Shifter Academy only has five hundred places and if I’m not strong enough to survive, I won’t get to walk away.

The Sirens lure you in, the Wolves bite first and ask questions later, the Dragons only care for themselves, the Vampires plan to own the world and the Witches will do whatever it takes to win.

I’m not going to let the academy or its students beat me, that’s for sure.

With a prince of the Vampires seducing me, a secretive Siren dead set on making me his, a gorgeous Wolf shifter who wants to claim my heart and an alpha Dragon who sees me as a prize he wants to keep… the academy is far more dangerous than it looks.

In this academy, secrets are the only thing you can trade with and I’m right in the middle of the biggest secret the academy has.

And when the truth comes out…the academy will fall.

Valkyrie’s Legacy by Allyson Lindt

The gods raised Kirby as an assassin. A weapon to wield against those who threatened their power.

The soldiers she grew up and trained with are the only family she knows. When her partner—her lover—betrays her and The Order shuns her, Kirby’s world shatters. She spirals into a darkness that threatens to destroy her.

The combat instructor Kirby lusted after from a distance, pulls her from pit and offers her a new path forward. Vengeance and a chance to do right by the people she once hunted.

But he’s keeping a secret. At least one of the prophecies drilled into her head in school is about her—the Valkyrie who Odin cursed to an eternity of loss. He and the other immortal men she’s loved in her previous lives have searched for her through time and around the world, to keep her alive in this life.

These three gorgeous, sexy immortals promise her family. A future. After so much betrayal and heartbreak though, Kirby doesn’t know if she can trust the man who lied to her for years, or his companions.

When the order realizes Kirby is still alive, she becomes their most prominent target. Is she’s strong enough to face the threat alone, or is putting her faith in the allies who can help her survive an even deadlier choice?

Thornbriar Academy by Cali Mann

Every shifter needs a mate, but spirit shifters need four.  

Raised by human traffickers, I learned from an early age that the one person I can trust is myself.  Rescued and brought to Thornbriar Academy, I’ve only traded one kind of imprisonment for another. 

When a scorching hot jaguar shifter and a scandalously hunky water shifter take me in, I start to believe I’ve found a home and a pack. Until I discover a devastating secret that just might get me- and them- killed. 

Rebel Academy by Rosemary A Johns
           

Three scorching-hot immortals. One badass witch. Bound together by pleasure and dangerous magic…

Nothing is more deadly than secrets, and mine could bring this mysterious academy to its knees.

Many have forgotten my name. Magenta: the wicked witch whose dark magic created the Rebel Academy — a paranormal prison for supernatural bad boys. But now I’m back and eager to claim the love and life that was stolen from me.

My enemies trapped me as a ghost on the very cursed grounds that I helped to create. Yet thanks to three deliciously tempting immortals, I’ve been awakened.

Fox — The virgin shifter and mage who holds my Soul

Bask — The incubus whose touch brings me to life

Sleipnir — Loki’s hot trickster son who steals my heart

The immortals risked everything to free me, and I’ll stop at nothing to protect them from the elitist fae and elven princes who rule this secret college. Will my bond with the magical students and new friendships be enough to battle the dangerous rivalries, as well as the professors’ schemes?

Or will I be forced back into the darkness…

…and left to fade away?

Author E.L. Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author E.L. Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a mommy of five children and four fur babies. We are an active duty military family. I have a large family who I adore with all my heart and am thankful for everyday. I have parents that fully support my work and cheer me on everyday. I am married to my best friend who also supports what I do. For fun, I like to camp, hike, fish. I also do photography on the side, another passion of mine.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always wanted to be an author, but because of my ADHD I never thought I could become one. It has been a learning curve for me.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love shifters and I love women who learn to love, and trust again. Honey is one who has been so hurt by someone she thought was supposed to love her. I love how through the book she heals and trusts again. I like showing people it is possible, even in bad situations to still have a good heart and learn to love again.

What are you working on now?

I am working on a few different WIP, the main one is actually a Rockstar Harem and will be announced soon.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Yes, while writing I have a book bible that I use to write down different plot ideas, things to remember when writing, and any new book ideas, but it basically holds all my thoughts on my books and characters, and I have to have character in my head and their names before I even begin to write.

What are your hopes for the future?

The hope for my future is to continue to write books, enough to where people get excited to know that I am coming out with another book. I want to be a very involved author, so people can reach out to me and ask me questions, or just to chat. I want to create books that make lasting impressions on readers, and eventually I want to create a whole world.

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

For Authors coming up, my biggest advice is to not rush. Let your stories and characters come to you. If you get discouraged, take some time to yourself and then come back to what you were working on. If an idea pops up into your head, write it down, don’t push it back to work on just one WIP. You don’t want to miss an idea just because you are already working on something. Overall have fun, write what speaks to you, don’t try and conform to what others think you should be writing. Make friends, having true friends in the author community is something irreplaceable and I highly suggest making some ones who you can always ask for help and will give you honest opinions.

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Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To my readers, I hope my books make you laugh and cry like they made me as I wrote them, I hope you fall in love with the characters like I do. I hope my books take you out of your own head for a while and into mine. I hope that you love the books so much that you are bursting at the seams to read the next book.
For my readers, every book is a journey and I hope you follow along this path with me. Without all of you, this would not be possible.

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

Please give a warm welcome to author Kira Roman

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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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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