Author Jan Romes #interview @JanRomes

Please give a warm welcome to Jan Romes

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Helle, I think I’ve always wanted to be an author, although I didn’t acknowledge it to myself or to anyone else until later in life. Words stir emotion in me. That’s why I love to read books and poetry, and memorize music lyrics. It’s also why I enjoy writing so much. I’m not the world’s best writer, but it sure is fun taking a small idea and spinning a story around it.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series is the Coffee and Dessert – a sweet matchmaking series. A year ago, while on an airplane headed to Texas to visit my daughter, I flipped through the airline’s monthly magazine. In it was an advertisement for a matchmaking service for busy professionals. I decided when I was finished writing the last book in my Wine and Sweat Pants Series, I would write a series with the idea of matchmaking in mind. My series, however, would include anyone (not just professionals) who was looking for love and didn’t want to go the online route. My setting for this series is a new coffee shop in Key West called Coffee and Dessert.

What are you working on now?

With the first book in the Coffee and Dessert Series now published (Meg and Riley’s story), I am working on book two (Danna and Marvin’s story). 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t know if having a cup of coffee in front of me is a quirk, but I can’t seem to write without one. Some writers love background music. I can’t do the music thing because I’d be singing along. I need absolute quiet.

What are your hopes for the future?

To finish my latest 4-book series and then possibly write another Christmas-themed story.

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

I’d tell new authors to listen to what seasoned authors have to say about the process, but only use the advice as a guide. Every writer’s journey is different. What works for one, won’t necessarily work for another. There are so many fish in the writing sea, yet don’t be shy. Jump in and swim with the rest of us.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I absolutely do, Helle. I’d like to thank my readers and express how humbled I am that they read my work. 

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Author Xen Randell #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

First of all, thank you for taking interest into this new author. To be honest, I’ve always abhorred questions of this kind. I find it easier to talk about my writing, than myself. But then, that may be the same thing, right. In short, I’m a 35-year old artist. I paint, I design, I illustrate, I tattoo (or am learning to)… and now I’m a writer. I guess the art is in my blood and whatever shape it chooses to take, I always feel good creating.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. I have always felt the push, the need to write, but I wasn’t very good at it. Not at first. It took years and years of reading and learning the English language to finally feel confident enough to try and pour my imagination into words.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


The inspiration came in various forms: places, knowledge, dreams, music… I am what you might call a pantser writer, and I find my characters and plots in all things life can offer. The Wave inspiration came when I moved into the building with an atomic shelter underneath it. I imagined what it could be used for and the rest just… happened.

What are you working on now?

I’m working of finishing The Wave of Silence trilogy, then I’m about to start publishing a short novella series in Paranormal / UF genre with a twist. Also, I already have some ideas ready for The Wave spin-offs.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Uh, yeah. I find it hard to concentrate, or when I do, I dive into the hyperfocus where nothing exists but what I’m doing. The house may just burn out around me and I’d still be plotting my story. Needless to say, I’ve burned quite a few lunches while working.

What are your hopes for the future?

My plans and my hopes are different. My plans are to publish The Wave trilogy ‘till the end of the year and at least one or two novellas. My plan is to slowly start getting back the money I’ve invested into what I now consider my life-calling: writing. And my hopes? My hopes are that I’ll soon be able to write and design, and nothing more. It’s a dream come true.

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

I’m still too green to have any real advice, but I guess I do have two: 1. Don’t design your own cover if you’re not a designer! It’s a mistake many make, and it just may be the difference between success and your book sitting on the Amazon’s virtual shelf without being picked up. I say this as a designer and a librarian.

Learn. Read. Read a lot! Read authors that are better than you, read about writing, just read! Not all knowledge will be made for you but you will be able to take a bit from everything and create something your own.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Just – thank you! I am often amazed by the support I get, and I won’t ever cease to be thankful!

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TEMPEST TRIO is here!

It’s official! TEMPEST TRIO is here!


We have been secretly and not so secretly collaborating for a while, but the time has come to come out publicly, so here we are Helle, Ira and Josie as the TEMPEST TRIO!!!!!

What that means is that we will now be able to love and support more authors, read more books, share more posts, do more interviews, have more takeovers and do more giveaways. And of course, weekly New Releases. And a monthly or biweekly Newsletter.

We will soon post the schedules for Author Invasion in Ira Myriam’s World of Books and Feature Fridays in Soe Books Bliss and Soe Delights. There are still some spots available in Soe Book Bliss, and if you are interested please contact Josie Cross PA.

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Author Takari Hunter #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I want to state for the record now I’m really horrible about talking about myself. I never know what to say, but I’m willing to try if you’re willing to listen. I grew up in a small town in Midwest USA. Books have always played an essential role in my life. I loved them even before I could read. My parents would give me a new book for successful potty training (embarrassing baby stories lol). As I learned to talk, I began to make up stories to go with the pictures and “read” them to my very attentive stuffed animals. I taught myself to read at 4 or 5, with a little help from my friend Julie—who was a year older than me and was using what she learned in school—was the game-changer.

Fast-forward to the present day, I’m still an avid reader. I typically go through a book a day. I have lived all over the United States but settled back in my home state of Iowa after my divorce. Once my son started school, I knew I was locked in—at least until he graduated from high school. Now that he’s done with that, I’m free to move around again. I have a list of places I want to go to before making any significant changes. I may end up just staying put—it is where my family and my son is after all. Plus, I’m pretty sure my cat, BB, wouldn’t know what to do if he couldn’t police the neighborhood from his window perches anymore.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

It was definitely high on my list of possible career choices. All of my English type course professors encouraged me to write. I have always written short stories and poetry. It’s my way of journaling. I just never had any clue on how to get started, as far as where to submit a manuscript, finding an agent, etc. This was before the internet, and the unlimited information it provided, and LONG before Amazon came along to give self-publishing authors a platform. I shelved that dream for a really long time and focused on a career in business, until now. *evil laugh*

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I find my inspiration by watching people or from interesting pictures I find on Pinterest. Sometimes, I’ll come across an image that screams really loud at me, it demands to have its story told. The pictures that inspired this current book/series ate at me for months. It wasn’t as loud as others, but it kept pulling me back to it. I knew there was a story and that it would be good, but it just wasn’t forming a clear picture in my head right away. Here’s the original inspiration:

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Beautiful, isn’t it? ***NOTE: I have no rights to this artwork. I don’t know who the original artist is, I found it on Pinterest.

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What are you working on now?

I’m still working on the Masquerade of Myths series. I need to get Betrayals & Broken Promises as close to perfect as I can before I release it out into the world, but I’ve also started outlining and plot the scenes for books two and three. This is just the first series that will be housed within the Hell on Earth World. There are currently, at least, three more series planned that will pick up the world story arc (it’s a big one) but will showcase a different heroine in each, with lots of crossovers involved. There’s always a possibility there will be additional series added to the world. It all depends on how many it will take to tell the story(stories).

I’m also working on, in the background, an epic fantasy series. It was actually the story that got me back into writing and started this journey for me. I finished book one a while ago but wasn’t happy with the scope of it, so tore it apart. I’m really working on the world-building and character development for the entire cast (there are A LOT) before I start again. Don’t expect to see this one for quite some time. I’m only casually working on it when I have writer’s block for my current WIP.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmmm, that’s a good question. I sometimes need music and other times I need absolute silence. The one thing I can’t have is somebody in the house talking. My son has learned to either use his inside voice while I’m writing, or he escapes the house completely when he sees me sit down and pull up my laptop. I don’t think I have anything really quirky though. If something pops into my head, I’ll get back to you.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I want to make this into a full-time endeavor. I’m willing to put in the work and time to make that happen. I’m more concerned with the quality of my stories versus the quantity I put out right now. I want to get to the point where I’m reliably publishing four books per year, one every three months. I’m excited and altogether nervous, but even failure can be a success if you can learn from it and get back up to try again.

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

Well, I’m new myself, but I’ve been around the community for a while. I think my best advice is:

DON’T GIVE UP. This is a skill that needs practice and lots of work. Nobody starts off perfect, nobody ends up perfect either. There’s ALWAYS room for improvement.

FIRST DRAFTS ARE NOT PRETTY OR PERFECT. They’re not supposed to be. Every time you revise it, the words will come together more, and it’ll look better and better.

EDIT. Hire an editor. Yes, this will be one of the most significant expenses you’ll incur on your book, but if you find a good editor, it’s worth the cost. Self-editing is essential, but you won’t get it as clean as a professional editor. You read what you think you wrote, not what you actually put on the page. Find an editor who is knowledgeable and interested in helping you grow as an author. Ask them questions.

Ok, that’s enough advice from me for now. 😊

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To all my future readers: Thank you! Thank you so much for taking a chance on me by reading my book(s). When I write, it’s with the hope that I’m able to tell you the story well enough that you join the people in each book on their journeys.

I love hearing from people about anything: send a picture you think could inspire a story, how you related to something I wrote, even constructive criticism (don’t be an asshole) is welcome; tell me what I’ve done right or what I could use improvement on, tell me about your day. I’m a tad socially awkward, and small talk is not a skill I’m good at, but I’ll do my best to form a connection so I can speak more freely with you.

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Betrayals & Broken Promises (Masquerade of Myths Book 1) by Takari Hunter

Being a chameleon demoness already made things tricky, but did it need to be this difficult?

All Dahlia wanted was her freedom, but first, she needed to buy out of her promised bonding, a promise that was made for her before she was even born. Almost a century of trying had taken its toll, and she’d done things she wasn’t proud of. Lost parts of herself along the way and flirted with the darkness inside her.

And it flirted back.

She told herself it would all be worth it in the end, but before she won that battle, everything in her life systematically blew up in her face—one piece at a time. Blaming it all on the beautiful, egotistical vampire who showed up in her life would be easy, but it started long before he arrived. With his help, she might succeed, but Dahlia wasn’t sure she could trust an outsider—not even one sent by Lucifer himself.

Dahlia was standing on the brink of having everything she’d ever dreamed of, but she also risked losing it all.

Was her freedom really worth the cost?

The Horror Emporium by @K_AKnight @poppywoods9 @KendramorenoA #newrelease

Happy release day, ladies 🎉🎉🎉

The Horror Emporium by Poppy Woods K.A. Knight, Kendra Moreno

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Welcome to the Horror Emporium…

We have something for everyone but choose wisely.

There’s no turning back…

Brought to you from the minds of the 3way, your Halloween is about to be a little bit scarier. Fate is controlling. Things lurk below. The devil wears a pretty face.

Are you afraid? You should be…

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Howls and Horrors #charity Anthology @Mission22

Howls and Horrors Anthology Is Now Available For Preorder

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K.A. Morse Brandy Slaven Jenee Robinson Rinna Ford April Bock Elizabeth G. Ellis Alexis Taylor AC Wilds Isobelle Carmichael Rhiannon Lee Candice Wright Katie May Loxley Savage Miki Ward Aspen Marks Everlyn Belle

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Howls & Horrors: All Hallows Night Anthology

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Did you hear that howl? Are you ready for a fright?

Some things go bump in the night, and that’s how it should be.

Join us as we spin you stories of Halloween delight. From the ghastly to the oh my gawd you’ll find what you’re looking for between these pages.

So what you guys might not know is this book is for Charity! All proceeds will be going to Mission 22! What is Mission 22 you ask..it is a organization that helps veterans because every 22 minutes a veteran commits suicide. So there mission is to get them the help save one! You can find your copy here for pre-order for $.99

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Author Indra Frost #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a new author based in Utah and I’m working to hone my skills. I love to read and write and I hope to some day be able to make a living at it.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always love writing and have strived to become an author since I was young. It was the one dream that I found myself coming back to.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The inspiration for my current WIP came through one scene I imagined while listening to the song Glory and Gore by Lorde.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on a series about a half-demon half-angel. It is a slow burn RH and I’m still working out how I want the whole thing to go.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I always go to the same coffee shop when I want to write, something about the atmosphere sets me at ease and allows me to get into a good flow.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would eventually like to become a full time author, but I know it’s going to take some time and a lot of elbow grease to get there.

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

It feels like a lot when your new and don’t know what you are doing. It’s easier than you would think, but make sure you research everything you can think of.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

If you chosen to give me a chance, thank you. I appreciate everyone who tries to read what I’ve written as I know it’s not every bodies cup of tea. Also, I love feedback, and reviews are always appreciated!

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Author Andreea Pryde #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

100% Romanian woman, currently terrifying the UK together with my husband and 3-week-old baby boy.
I love knitting and baking, but in reality, I’ll engage in any crafty activity; from gardening and building to quilling and pottery.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, and no.
The impulse to write was always there, but for the longest time, between me and my stories has been a massive wall, which I couldn’t overcome until in my mid-twenties.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Considering I have two open series, I should probably tell you about both.
The first one, Fateful Dreams, started… well, from a dream, and my fascination with how they can predict the future through symbols and encrypted messages.
The second one, The Cursed Watches, started from a conversation with a friend. I remember we were complaining about how slow time passes when we are at work, and flies in our spare time. That’s what sparked the initial idea, then I just added some time-travel, some paranormal, a sprinkle of romance, and there you have it – first book was born.

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What are you working on now?

I’m working on the second book from both series, and a little something for an anthology.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Apart from mimicking my characters facial expressions, and talking to myself, no, not really, but it’s kind of fun when writing in public.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To write full time, and USA Today bestselling list.

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

Learn to accept critique.
Find yourself a good editor.
Learn from others.
Use your head.
Don’t give up.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for your support.
XOXO

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PA, Mo Day #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Rihanna, but you would probably know me by RiRi or Mo. I’ve been with my husband Jon for 9 years and married for 5, we have 3 beautiful children together. Kyson 2, Paige 4, Maddie 5. My husband also has a 19yr old son named Jon jr. I enjoy being out doors being adventurous with my kids, baking and reading.

How long have you been a PA?

Since June so not very long.

Have you always wanted to be a PA?

Once I got plugged in with the indie community it did spark my interest.

What do you do as a PA?

I chat with my authors very regularly checking in with any projects they have going on, make sure they keep up on their word count goals, I admin the readers group, I post at least 3 interactive posts a week, i post announcements about upcoming events and projects, I help run the ARC and street teams. I make forms as needed. During an authors take over I will try and make sure I interact on posts and any giveaways I close out and pick winners. I also promote their books, I post pre order links and its live posts, teasers and covers.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t think so.

What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to help these amazing authors get their amazing books around into the world.

Do you have any advice for new PA’s?

It’s a learning process, make sure you have a good relationship with your author(s) communication is hugs. An don’t be afraid to ask if you don’t know.

Are you available for new work or booked solid?

As of the moment I am not taking any more authors.

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Author Kell Inkston #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I love birdwatching, gardening, and exercise. Favorite drink is black coffee, Sumatra origin preferred.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Nope, mostly because I just didn’t think about it. Truth is though I had been telling stories since I was a little kiddy, so I suppose the desire was always there waiting for me.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So I thought it would be a wonderfully cool idea to mix the familiar with the horrifying, and thought it would be awesome to have one’s entire worldview threatened by a situation that they find themselves alone in. That’s the desire behind Clare in Substation 7: she’s casting herself into the abyss of a truth that may not want her.

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What are you working on now?

A Halloween special short story. You can find it on kellinkston.com when it’s done!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not many, though I do love drinking huge amounts of coffee while I write- it keeps me comfortable while I work 😛

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What are your hopes for the future?

To become one of THE GREATEST WRITERS OF THE TWENTY FIRST CENTURY.

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

Read as many articles as you can get your hands on. Join facebook groups that have authors in them and pick up as much as you can. Their years of experience will put you on the fast-track to success.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you all!

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