Pre-order Igniting Flames by Miki Ward and Elizabeth G. Ellis #amreading

Igniting Flames – A Ride or Die Tale

Toria Russel had an ordinary life with and ordinary job in and ordinary town. Then her boss gave her the chance of lifetime. He sent her to Sturgis to get a much-needed contract to save their tech company. She met and found desire and love but also burning hatred. How she combats the flames is with a ride or die moment.

Desire after Dark #amreading

Your favorite new book boyfriends were too sexy for Amazon to handle.

They’re sorry for being late but they had to he their spankings first for their bad behavior 😈

Warning: we recommend reading these sexy stories after dark. Light-of-day reading may lead to blushing, flushing, and squirming that is difficult to explain to children, co-workers, and significant others.

Swoony heroes.

Sizzling chemistry.

Sweet kisses.

This and more awaits you in the Desire After Dark anthology, a collection that proves boys are better in books and desire really is better after dark.

Over twenty of your favorite authors have come together to bring you your next book boyfriend in the hot bad boys you can’t resist, the swoon-worthy heroes that will sweep you off your feet, and all the sexy studs you’ll meet between the pages.

You’ll find all your favorite tropes, ranging from steamy to downright scorching. This one amazing compilation will satisfy your craving for enemies to lovers, small town, second chance, sexy dark, sports, rom com, forbidden, age gap, friends to lovers, opposites attract, and many more!

Snuggle up and prepare to read all night… you won’t want to put this steamy contemporary collection down.

Authors in this set include: Em Petrova, Ellie Masters , S.M. West, Sarah Bale, Catherine Wiltcher, Heather Slade, Neya Wara, Morgan James, Rene Folsom, Hope Irving, Katherine Hastings, Ara Grigorian, Katana Collins, JB Heller, E.R. Whyte & Jennifer Hartmann, Zoe Forward, Jane Suen, D. D. Larsen, Ivy Wild, Anise Storm, Erin Osborne and C.N. Marie

Author L.A. Wayward #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author L.A. Wayward

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m a lover of dark romance, with an even darker edge of smut and taboo. I also love “I’ll hold your hand” romance books. It depends on my mood.
I love my stories with a whole lot of action, romance and lots of steam.
I try to write pull at your heartstrings books filled with scorching brooding Alpha men and badass women in search of a HEA.
Because let’s face it—who doesn’t like to spend their time fantasizing about hot guys?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

From the first moment I saw the movie Almost Famous I knew I wanted to be a writer. During my years at UVA I started writing for a music magazine and different music websites, and went on tour with a band for the last leg of their UK concerts. I got to interview countless bands, and spent most of my time going to concerts for free. For years I got to see, and interview some awesome artists and bands. I also got a job as a script reader for a movie production company, I even sold a treatment that never hit the big screen:) I’m a nomad and love to spend my time on the road, I traveled throughout my life with my parents, but after graduating University I bought a big backpack and embarked on an adventure around the world with my best friend. We spent months traveling through Asia, Australia, New-Zealand, Canada and ended the trip with an epic road trip through America. 

I had about three half-completed manuscripts and when I came home I knew I had to finish them. I published my first book Make It Burn in 2020 and spent 2021 reading and writing about six books that I hope to release in 2022. 

What was your inspiration for your current book?

I’m a sucker for a good dark romance novel. Ranger Danger is a little bit spicier than Make It Burn. I love forced proximity, instant lust/love books where the main MCs have to overcome their own demons. I believe there is someone out there just right for you, who brings out the best in you, and loves you for all your flaws and demons. Who likes you for you, not because of your job or how much money you have in the bank. Inspiration comes at random times for me, I always write my thoughts down to work on them later.

What are you working on now

I’m working on Thirst, a dark romance “touch her and you die” kind of book. The MC scares me shitless and sets my heart on fire. It’s going to be another quick read, that I really hope people will like. Writing is an adventure, it has brought me in contact with so many great writers, bloggers and bookstagrammers. My dream was for just one person to read my words, having so many people actually buying my books is mind-blowing. Every day I try to work harder, and make myself and the people around me proud. Success for me isn’t measured in how much money I make as long as I’m happy and healthy, can travel, am able to keep writing my stories, and give people an escape. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have a ton;) I can only write when music is blasting in my ears, mostly K-pop. I’m a chaotic mess, so I have to stick to a strict schedule. I usually start with social media and emails in the morning, and write the whole day. There are post-its everywhere with quotes or scenes I still have to write. When I’m in the zone everything around me disappears, I get obsessed and need to finish it even if it means I don’t get a lot of sleep or forget to eat.  

What are your hopes for the future?

My ultimate dream is to get a book in the Amazon top 100 list and an orange banner. I want to keep traveling the world, write more books, stay healthy, be at peace with myself, be a good friend and make myself and my family proud. We all have our dark days, but it’s what we do with adversity that makes all the difference. I just want to go with the flow, keep growing, keep changing, nothing lasts forever so I try to do a little better every day. Try to find happiness in the little things, happiness doesn’t mean having a lot of material things for me, as long as I can pay my bills I’m happy. I write about love every day, and I do hope there is someone special waiting to share a life with, to enjoy the little moments with. I’m really lucky though, I have a place to call home, friends and family I love and a little success with my books. I really want to go to an NBA game, a Liverpool match, and spend some time in Seoul. And I’m learning Korean at the moment, at a snail’s pace but I’m making process. It’s good to keep dreaming, and challenge yourself even if it scares you. And don’t compare yourself to others, everyone is on their own path, that’s what makes it beautiful. 

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

Just start writing, don’t compare yourself to others and read as much as you can. With every book you learn something new. It’s easy to get discouraged when you see people having more success than you. But you never know when your big break is going to come, keep going, keep growing and the rest will follow. And reach out to people, I’ve found everyone wants to help you along the way. Ask for help, or a little guidance and pay it forward. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you so much for reading my words and buying my books. Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Amazon, Goodreads, and TikTok. I love to interact with new readers, so don’t hesitate to reach out! Thank you for giving me a chance and making my dream a reality, big virtual hug!  

Author Bre Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Bre Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a mother of three boys, all grown now. I love to travel and visit new places. I love to spend time with family and friends and of course read. I consider myself a bit of a nerd. I am a pediatric physical therapist assistant in my non writing life.

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

I always had stories in my head, but never thought that anyone would want to read them. I honestly did not know how great of a story writer I would be. I received a lot of encouragement over the last year and decided to give it a try and I am glad that I did.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Reverse Harem is my favorite to read, and I love MC and there were limited books out there that involved both. I have traveled through Memphis many times and when I was looking for a place for the story to take place it was what popped into my head.

What are you working on now?

Currently I am working on book 2 of the duet. I am also dually writing a paranormal reverse harem which more information will come out later about.

Do you have any quirks while working?

No quirks with writing other than needing to have some background noise. I have found that I am a punster with a tiny bit of planster mixed in when I am writing.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to release all the books in my head. I also want to plan some merchandise centered around the books and I also have my first book signing scheduled for 2023 in Salem. Honestly, the biggest thing I want is for the readers to continue to love what I write.

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

My advice is to follow you dreams and give it a shot. Always write the story you want and don’t settle for less than that. And know that there will be bumps along the way, I had many, but everything will work out the way it is meant to be.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I want to thank them for taking a chance on a new author. Thank you for loving my story and all the amazing feedback I have gotten from you. I hope to continue to bring you stories for years to come. I love hearing from you so you can always drop me a message, a gif or a an amazing tik tok

Author Brooklyn Cross #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Brooklyn Cross

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a Canadian country girl through and through although I love to travel the world and experience other cultures, taste new foods and meet amazing people.
One place I have not been to yet and would love to go is Thailand.
I work a full time job, own a small business and write every free moment I can.
I am an animal lover and wanted to be a veterinarian when I was a small child, but never would’ve made it through that much school.
I rescue dogs and nothing brings me more peace then going for long walks with them.
I’m a little addicted to my coffee… okay a whole lot addicted.
I sing about as well as my dogs and my dancing is not much better so it’s a good thing I chose to write.
I like pretty much all music but have a thing for drums and bass guitar. I could listen to that all day.
My favourite food is anything in the dessert family 🙂
I love action movies but can’t watch horror.
If I could pick any one person I’d like to meet it would be Dwayne Johnson.
I like to make people laugh and have no problem doing crazy stuff to cheer someone up.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always enjoyed writing and reading for as long as I can remember, but no I didn’t consider a career as an author until much later in life. My goal was to be an Olympian and to one day stand on a podium for my country and to train and teach full time. That was my dream and it was my sole goal until my mid twenties when I had to give up the dream because of reasons out of my control. Once that dream crumbled, I was left drifting from one job to another feeling unsure who I was or what I wanted. I started writing again as a form of therapy and the idea to become an author continued to bloom from that moment.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am currently working on book 4 in my series The Righteous. This series just sort of came to me when I was brainstorming for a dark and twisty short story. The characters started talking and I jotted down how I saw the entire story playing out and who I wanted my characters to be. My inspiration for any story comes from many locations. Friends, family to personal life experiences and real life issues in the world. I happen to work full time in an industry that I see the best and worst of people. That leads me to questions like what if? Such a simple question and yet so powerful.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Coffee, and music, I think that’s my only quirk. I like to have a coffee at the ready, even if I don’t drink it, and I have to have my headphones charged. Those two things that are my comforts while I focus.

What are your hopes for the future?

My ultimate goal is to be able to write full time. It’s a tall order but, I genuinely love creating worlds and characters that I can share and people fall in love with as much as I love them. As for what I will be working on over the next year. I have the remaining four books in The Righteous series to complete by the end of 2022. I have a joint project with six other very talented authors that I’m very excited about releasing in April 2022 and an anthology piece called Burn With Me that will launch in March. If I can swing it I will release the first book in my paranormal/supernatural series fall 2022. Lots of other projects that are on the calendar for 2023 as well. I may dip my toe in a few genres that are new and exciting for me to explore.

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

There are so many things that I have learned the hard way during this process. The first thing I’d say is if there is one thing to focus your money on, it would be editing. Make sure you pay for someone that is not only a copy text editor, but someone who you can work closely with. Someone that will do developmental editing, and give you honest feedback, it will only make you better at your craft. The second piece of advice I’d give, is write from your heart, and make sure that the emotions, character arcs and world building are as clear to those reading as they are in your mind. A beta or arc team is very helpful for this process. Lastly, I’d say to remember not to compare yourself to any other author or their journey. We are all on our own journey and our paths are all very different and that’s okay.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To those that have read my work and love it, I’d like to simply say thank you. Each one of you makes me smile, and keeps me going more than I can put into words. From the amazing reviews, to sharing my books on your feeds or creating spectacular edits, you blow me away. I appreciate each and every one of you and your support, it genuinely means the world to me. Being an indie author is tough, but it is because of followers like you that make all the blood, sweat and tears worth every moment of it.

Author Ashley Amy #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Ashley Amy

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a small town Idahoan who grew up on a potato farm. I spent almost a decade being a military wife with my now ex-husband. I just had my fourth son with my current partner that my new road of life led me to. I’ve been an author since April 2019 and never looked back.

Book 1 is free.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I was an odd soul growing up. The girl who was friends with everyone but scribbled nonsense in her journal once in private. Stories began to build clear back then in my youth, so now I see I had always wanted it. I’m just embracing it now.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have an obsession with Greek mythology—which most of my PNR books tie into in some way.

What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m working on two romcoms for December 2021.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

When I get hit with a block, I look around the room. The first thing I spot, I write into a sex scene. After I’ve written such an unorthodox piece, my mind functions better.

What are your hopes for the future?

One day, I hope to make a bestseller list with an individual piece.

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

Editing is important. Don’t skip that step in your haste, and your eyes alone are not enough.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I’m just grateful for the ones who have stayed with me. When covid happened, I stepped back for a bit and took off most of 2020. Coming back into it, they waited. My tribe will always be them for their support. It’s what keeps me going now.

Author AJ Andersen #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author AJ Andersen

Have you always wanted to become an author?

YES! I remember being in middle school and scribbling plots to love stories in a notebook. My best friend read and encouraged me to do it, and 30 years later she’s still in my corner, reading and critiquing and encouraging me to WRITE MORE! So I’ve definitely always wanted to write – and to write about true love!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My K&S Securities Series came from a dream. Just one little snippet about a red-haired little girl and the much older boy who loved and protected her and POOF! Faye and Travis were born.

What are you working on now?

My current work in progress is a holiday novella. I’m hoping to have it ready by Christmas / New Year, but we’ll see. Life has been in my way lately. I’m hoping to use Nanawrimo as a kick off point to get back on track.

I’m also editing book 6 in the K&S series.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I don’t get emotional about my characters. At all. I always joke that I’m probably the only romance write who feels nothing while I write. It’s weird, because when I read I feel all the emotions.

What are your hopes for the future?

To keep on writing. I have ideas about branching out into other genres, but that’s definitely something for another day.

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

Just WRITE THE BOOK! It doesn’t matter if the first draft is ugly, that’s what self editing, self editing again and finding a great professional editor are for!

YOU CAN DO IT!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you all so much for your support! (You can also find me under the pen name Josephine Andersen for something a little different from romantic suspense.)

Author Regina Puckett #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author and poet Regina Puckett

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’ve never thought my life was interesting enough to talk about. I remember taking a Speech class in college and listening in awe as some of my fellow students stood up and discussed their lives. The minute I had to stand up to talk about mine, I couldn’t think of a single thing anyone would ever want to know about me.
I married right out of high school. The most exciting thing in my life at that time were my two beautiful daughters. They gave my life meaning, but it never occurred to me that anyone else would find my day-to-day life interesting enough to sit through a five minute speech. Here I am many, many years later, and I still don’t think anyone would want to listen to a five-minute speech about my life.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I knew I wanted to become a writer in the seventh grade. That was the same time I became interested in reading. I wanted to write something other people would fall in love with just like I had fallen in love with so many authors’ stories.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently writing a Christmas romance. Christmas has always been my favorite day of year, so I wanted to center a love story around two people meeting and falling in love during that season.

Do you have any quirks while working?

My entire life is a quirk. Everything I do is by the seat of my pants, so I’m always just as surprised as the next guy that I ever finished an entire novel.

What are your hopes for the future?

I want to win the lottery but if not, I have several books in the beginning stages I would to finish writing.

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

I’ve learned the hard way how easy it is to be taken advantage of in the publishing business. There are plenty of people who are prepared rip you off. My best advice is to you is to research, research, research.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m always so pleased to hear someone has read one of my books. I know everyone’s time is so precious, so I’m honored when anyone spends their valuable time reading my books. Thank you so much.

Links

Available Now: Beautiful Tragedy – A Halloween Anthology #amreading

Beautiful Tragedy – A Halloween Anthology

Get ready to lose yourself in this collection of tragic stories from our authors that will fill your heart and tear it out at the same time. Sometimes a happy ending is not the only one and despite our best hopes, things end in a way we never saw coming. Prepare to have your heart strings pulled and your resolve tested as stories of love, determination and hope leave you spinning.

These stories range from paranormal to contemporary, but no matter the genre they will fill you with hope, leave you guessing, and tear at your heart all at the same time. Get lost in this collection of incredible stories that show you sometimes the most tragic of stories are some of the most beautiful.

Each story is accompanied by a poem by Helle Gade:

• Til Death Do Us Part by Boris Bacic    
• Never Wake Me Up by Anne Samara    
• Ember Aglow by Victoria Larque    
• Love To Live by Ada Rossi    
• The Cell by K.R. Fajardo    
• Killing Love by Annelie Janssen

Author S.A. Michelle #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author S.A. Michelle

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, I have enjoyed writing since I was a child. Math and English were my favorite subjects in school. Although I just finished college recently and received a degree in culinary arts, which I use in my writing. Vixen, my main character, is a chef by day.

What was your inspiration for your current series?

My current series will be a duet. I have been dreaming about Vixen for a while now and I finally found the courage to write her story. It has a lot of traumas that some will find triggering. 

What are you working on now?

I am currently trying to finish my Vigilante Vixen duet, and then I have a paranormal reverse harem that I am researching for. It’s about a voodoo princess from New Orleans. 

Do you have any quirks while working?

I can’t listen to music while I am writing. I found that if I do, I will write the words of the song into my story randomly. Which is making it difficult to make a Spotify playlist for the book.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to finish my current duet, start my next series, and continue to write. I hope everyone enjoys the books as much as I enjoy writing them.

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

Take any and all advice you get and listen to it. I have met a bunch of amazing Indie authors and they are all amazing and so supportive. I appreciate all the advice and any help, whether or not I succeed. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love all of my followers. I can’t thank them enough for supporting me on my journey. I love you all and thank you. I hope I make you proud