Author Emma Luna #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Emma Luna

Tell us a bit about yourself

So my name is Emma and I have an addiction. No wait…that’s the opener to something different – a very bad joke. Apologies, there’s a reason I don’t write rom-com. But actually the start is very true because I am addicted to books; writing, reading, editing – you name it and I like to do it.

I am in my early thirties (can’t stress the importance of the word early enough here!!) and I am originally from East Yorkshire. So yes I do have a northern accent, but I wouldn’t say I have a gravy obsession. Now I live in Cambridgeshire with my long suffering boyfriend, Mr Luna. He is my biggest support and he also helps out with anything technical because that’s not my area of expertise. He created my website as a surprise – I know that’s relationship goals right there!

I have an obsession for buying novelty notebooks and they are scattered all around the new house, filled with book ideas. I use adult colouring books as a way to relax – currently I am completing Alan Robert’s The Beauty of Horror colouring book and it is frickin epic. It’s filled with page after page of gorgeous horror graphics. I have the next two in the series to complete too. But I also have the Disney colouring books to do too. That tells you everything you need to know about me; I love things dark and scary, but you have to have a bit of romance with it. That’s exactly what my books are like. I also drink far too much diet coke, have an amazing yet crazy family and am obsessed with Harry Potter!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

This is a hard question because there has never been a time that I haven’t been a writer but at the same time, I’m not entirely sure I ever saw this as a realistic option until it happened.

When I was a small child and my dad would take me into bed, I would always make him read me a story and pretty soon we had gone through all the stories and so I asked if we could make up our own. We took it in turns saying a line each and creating these funny books. Pretty soon that became my routine and Mum joined in too. Now, this is something that I watch my dad do, and I get to do with my nephew! So creating stories is just in my blood, but I never thought I would be able to publish and be an author. Instead I went down the traditional job route and became a midwife. I worked as a midwife for years and then started doing extra training to teach because that was an area I loved doing. Whilst doing this training I did some editing courses and that sparked a love in me that I didn’t even know I had.

Meanwhile, in my spare time I started integrating into the community and I started my own blog. I met some amazing people; readers, authors and Pa’s. But a couple of them particularly took it upon themselves to push me to do more and so I did.

Unfortunately for health reasons I’m not able to practice midwifery as much as I would like to do and so I threw myself into both writing and editing. I loved it so much that I began to wonder why the hell I hadn’t been doing it all along. But fear and lack of self-confidence can be a real evil and it held me back for too long, until now. And the rest as they say is history.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Honestly, I have no idea. I wish I could tell you some elaborate story as to how I came up with the characters and the plot but I don’t have one. They were just the voices in my head that were shouting the loudest when I sat down to start writing. When I write I have a rough idea of what I want to happen but mostly I just let the characters have free reign and do as they please, which they do love to do.

What are you working on now?

Ohhh, shush, it’s a secret. I am working on a super secret project that I am not allowed to tell anyone about just yet. But I can promise you that when you do find out you will love it. You won’t have long to wait either because I’m going to be dropping hints in The Asylum very soon.

Do you have any quirks while you work?

Yeah, doesn’t everyone haha. So because when I start to write I can go for a while, I like to be comfy because my body does not thank me for it afterwards if not. So, I sit on the sofa with my legs up all relaxed and use a laptop tray desk. It’s not the most conventional desk but it works for me. Then I eat far too many white chocolate chip cookies and drink lots of Diet Coke, while I ignore the world around me.

What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly, right  now I feel so incredibly blessed that I am in a position where I am able to write and edit at home, full time. Mr Luna is so supportive of my goals and he works so hard so that I can stay at home and concentrate on my writing and my health. So I want to make him proud and keep writing. I aren’t going to sit here and say I dream of becoming a USA Today Bestseller, although that would be nice. Hell, I would take just an International Bestseller badge and be grateful. But all that I want is for people to read my books and enjoy them. When I read I get transported into a whole different world and I love escaping my own. I want to be able to write worlds that people want to escape into. I would also love if my editing business Moonlight Editing continues to do as well as it is at the moment.

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

My biggest piece of advice would be to keep writing. There will be times when you get despondent and times when you think that you can’t do it, but ignore that voice in your head and just keep writing. Don’t publish because you want to make money or because you want to be famous, publish because you want people to read what you have written.

But I also cannot stress the importance of finding a good team to work with. You cannot produce an amazing book all by yourself, you need to have people who can help you. You need alpha or beta readers to go over your words and make sure that a reader will interpret it the way you want them too. You need a kick ass cover designer because people do judge books by their covers. You need to use an editor and/or a proofreader. This is often the step that a lot of people miss out because it can be one of the more expensive steps. But it is also one of the most important. If your book is not grammatically correct with good flow and readability then it doesn’t make a difference how great the plot is, people will not read it. Then you need a team to help spread your name and get people knowing who you are. Having all of these people in place are what will make you a massive success! I am lucky to have a great team and the reason I am here producing this interview is because of all their love and support.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I don’t think that there are any words that can accurately describe how grateful I am that you would be interested in following me and my work. It is so humbling to me that you have either read something I have written, seen one of my takeovers, or maybe just stumbled into The Asylum and have decided that you saw something in me that you liked. I hope that I can live upto your expectations. I can promise you that I will continue working hard to bring you lots of new stories that you will love. So the only thing that I can think to say, which by no means is enough, but thank you. Thank you for taking a chance on a newbie author and for listening to me ramble on. Thank you for reading my big, big book and hopefully loving it. Thank you for being a kick ass LUNAtic!! I am very lucky to have each and every one of you as followers.

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When she’s not adulting or chasing her writing dream she loves dog-napping her Mums shih-tzu Hector, chilling curled up on the sofa with her Boyfriend binge watching the latest series or movie, drinking too much diet coke (it’s her drug of choice), buying too many novelty notebooks, and completing adult colouring books as a form of relaxation. Oh and she is a massive hardcore Harry Potter geek. Ravenclaw for life!

In her spare time she likes to create new worlds and tell the stories of the characters that are constantly shouting in her head. She also loves falling into the worlds created by other authors and escaping for a while through reading.

Emma Luna is a midwife and lecturer who lives in Cambridgeshire, UK, despite her heart still very much being Northern. She lives surrounded by her crazy family; her Mum, who is her best friend and biggest fan; her Dad who helps her remember to always laugh; her Grandparents and Brother who can never read what she writes, her gorgeous Nephew who lights up her world and her long suffering man-child Boyfriend who she couldn’t live without (but don’t tell him that!).

Den of Vipers @K_AKnight

Den of Vipers, a Dark Reverse Harem Mafia Standalone, by K.A. Knight  is now LIVE!

Title: Den of Vipers

Author: K.A. Knight

Release Date: July 10th 2020

GenreContemporary. Reverse Harem. Dark Mafia Romance.

 Cover Designer – Celin Graphics

“One of my favorite reverse harem reads of all time!” – Abstract Books

“YOU GUYS ARE NOT READY FOR THE VIPERS. Point. Blank. Period.
You may think you’re ready, but you are not.” – this_b_loves_books

 

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Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—The Vipers.

 

They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.

 

Yes, sold me.

 

They own me now.

 

I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.

 

The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.

 

This girl? She bites too.  

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The room is filled with chatter, laughter, and the clinking of forks on plates, but all I can hear is my own heart as Kenzo teases me.

The asshole.

His hand lands on my thigh under the table and strokes upwards along my leg, getting higher and higher as he nips at my neck. Eyes still on Ryder, I shift again, trying to ignore my throbbing pussy. Kenzo licks along my neck before he starts to nibble on my ear. I can’t help but swallow hard as he parts my thighs and presses his hand to my wet knickers, the dress giving him full access.

“I can feel how wet you are,” he murmurs darkly, his voice hungry. “I bet if I slipped my fingers into your tight little cunt, you would come for me, wouldn’t you?”

“You wouldn’t dare,” I snap, trying to act tough, but as soon as the words leave my lips, I realise what I’ve done.

Laid down a challenge… to a man who thrives on gambling and bets.

Fuck.

Ryder’s lips turn up slightly, like he knows what’s going to happen. Leaning back in his chair, his phone forgotten on the table, he stares at me. No doubt noting the rise and fall of my chest, my parted lips, and the blush staining my cheeks and creeping down my neck. An arm draped across his chair, legs parted, he sits there waiting like he’s watching the fucking theatre.

And I’m the act.

Kenzo pulls away for a moment and I glance over at him in surprise. He doesn’t seem like the type to back down, but then he’s there, the glint of a blade flashing under the lights before it presses against my knicker-clad pussy. I freeze, barely breathing, and he laughs in my ear.

“They are in the way,” he growls, before he slices them off. I gasp loudly as cool air blows across my wet center.

I watch him tuck the knife and my underwear in his pocket before his hand is stroking up my thigh again. I can’t help it, I part my legs further for him, hitting Garrett’s huge thigh under the table. My gaze jerks up to his to see him peering down at me. He’s angry, as usual, but I also see a deep hunger there.

I want to move away, I should. He doesn’t like me, or women, or to be touched. But he doesn’t shift away and neither do I. My leg presses along his as his brother’s hand finally covers my heat.

 

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Author Bio:

K.A Knight is an indie author trying to get all of the stories and characters out of her head.
She loves reading and devours every book she can get her hands on,
She also has a worrying caffeine addiction.
She leads her double life in a sleepy English town,
where she spends her days writing like a crazy person.

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Author R.L. Caulder #interview

Please give a warm welcome to

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a native Floridian but you’d never guess it by my pale ginger complexion! I am engaged and getting married in August, 2020. I have a full-time adult job as a property manager of rentals but I hope to become a full time author within the next few years! I have two fur babies, a ginger kitty named “MeowMeow” (My fiance named her) and a staffordshire pitbull named “Winrey”.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always had a passion for reading, but honestly never thought I had it in me to write a book! The fear of putting out something that just flopped is what stopped me from doing it prior to now. It has been a struggle to push through that mentality of not feeling as if my work is good enough, while completing my first book.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I don’t even know where any of my ideas come from! I was sitting on my couch one day when the idea for Desolation struck me, so I began typing out a small outline in the notes app on my iPhone. It only grew from there and before I knew it, I had wayyyy too many notes to keep up with and had to transfer it to a google doc. The characters and the world had my mind in their clutches and they wouldn’t let go!

What are you working on now?

Book two, “Detonate” in my Darkness Rising Series! I also have a pending co-write on the side.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to be listening to music in the background and the genre changes as my scenes do! I feel so much inspiration while I write from the emotions certain songs give me.

What are your hopes for the future?

To become a full time author by the time I’m ready to start having kids!

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

I’m still quite new myself, but I would absolutely say, make sure you are surrounding yourself with people who want you to genuinely succeed. You will doubt yourself enough, without having the whispers of negative people in your ear.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m not sure I have many followers yet, but thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey of putting the voices in my head onto paper! It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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Pre-order Juniper’s Peril by @RowanThalia #JaricaJames

Juniper’s Peril (Academy of the Elite Book 2)

What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, they say.
Well, I, Juniper Nevels, am about to test that theory, like it or not.

During my time at Rose Haven Academy, I’ve had quite a few ups and downs. On the plus side, I’ve finally been assigned the team of my dreams. On the downside, our accidental slip into the supernatural has brought an evil presence out of hiding.

My team and I can’t seem to catch a break. As if dealing with spirits and spooky nightmares weren’t enough, now we are facing an even stronger presence. It’s known as the Human Vampire. This sinister being was once an elusive serial killer and now his sights are set on me.

He’s after me, and he’s hungry for blood.

But even as our lives get darker, the bond between my four guys and me grows stronger. Now that our team is all finally on board, we have a real chance at proving to the academy that we’re worthy. And we plan to take our spot among the elite. 

Defying everything we’ve learned about the supernatural so far, which isn’t much, the specter continues to torment us. After a few close calls in which we barely escape with our lives, we decide enough is enough and look for help outside of the academy. Because what Rose Haven doesn’t know won’t hurt them, right?

Our future with the RH Elite forces and our lives depend on whether we can banish this presence for good. Can the tricks we’ve learned on the outside save us, or are we headed into certain death? 

The Human Vampire must be sent back into the shadows.

The real question is, can you ever banish evil for good?

This is book 2 of 4 in the Academy of the Elite series, a full genre change and rewrite for the previous book, Into the Shadows.

This book is intended for readers 18 and up, and includes content that may be triggering for some readers, such as violence.

Juniper’s Sight by @RowanThalia and #JaricaJames #newrelease

Juniper’s Sight (Academy of the Elite Book 1)

Welcome to Rose Haven Academy, a place where extraordinary abilities is the norm.

I’m Juniper Nevels, a magnet for things that go bump in the night. A freak among freaks, you might say. Everyone around me has these amazing abilities; empathy, healing, telepathy. But I get to see beyond the veil. Lucky, right? 

Things start looking up for me when teams are determined. It seems like fate when my best friends Dexter and Sterling are assigned with me, along with the sweet and sexy twins, Asher and Alex. 

The RH Academy doesn’t normally assign co-ed teams, and I’m beginning to see why. One girl and four hot guys? What could go wrong? 

Our lives flip upside down when I bring everyone on an unsanctioned ghost hunt. Something evil is lying dormant in the underbelly of the dorm and we accidentally wake it up. Of course, it’s not just your average spirit, but one that’s out for blood. As the presence gets stronger, the veil weakens, magnifying the danger we’re facing.

My team and I must come together to end his reign of terror before we lose not only our spot on the RH Forces, but possibly our lives. 

The real question is- when the shadows call, can I resist?

Juniper’s Sight is a RH Dark Academy Romance with mmfmm. It is intended for audiences 18+ and may have content some readers may find triggering. It was originally published as Into the Shadows, but has been fully rewritten, revised, and edited! Enjoy!

Seven Sins of Snow by #LoxleySavage #newrelease

Seven Sins of Snow: A Dark, Vampire, RH, Romance

Hey, you!

Yeah, you.

Are you listening?

I have a story to share, but it’s not your average fairy tale.

My story?

It’s wrought with violence.

Strewn with blood.

Dominated by desire.

My stepmother, the evil queen, hates me. She wants me dead but hasn’t killed me yet. At her insistence, a never-ending line of repugnant suitors vie for my hand, but when I decline each and every one, the evil queen punishes me…severely.

She will stop at nothing until I’m sold or dead.

As she grows insane with power and my death appears imminent, something unexpected happens.

I see lurkers. They come to me in my dreams, touch me, taste me. Even though I’ve never met them outside of my mind, I begin to crave them.

Stories have been passed down in the town of Riverwood about creatures of legend, kings given the power to wield the seven deadly sins. 

They tell me they want me, they claim I belong to them. 

As I fall deeper into sin, they become mine just as much as I am theirs.
What will happen if I submit to their desires? Will I morph into the very weapon I seek, harnessing their power for my own? Or will I find myself lost in their seduction? 

The evil queen might kill me first. But I’ve made a vow to my people to take back my stolen throne while bathing in her blood.

Read my story and find out what happens…if you dare.

SEVEN SINS OF SNOW is a full-length, stand-alone, dark, PNR, RH retelling of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.” Nothing inside these pages is appropriate for a children’s story. Within this tale are scenes with detailed sex, naughty language, torture, violence, drugs, and much more. If such material offends you, please do not read this book.

Author Lucy Scott Bryan #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a new author from Australia – my first book Door: Book 1 came out in March. I have two kids that are getting taller than me, two french bulldogs that I just adore, two cats and a husband who is my BF, and has been since forever.
I have been involved as a reader in the indie world for a while now, lurking on numerous FB pages and was a massive reader for a very long time before that. I started as a fan of Urban Fantasy and long drawn out epic paranormal reads and stumbled into the RH community. I have refused to leave ever since and have pretty much inhaled every book I have come across. So many sub genres to get lost in and too many favourites to list.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have read and read and read ever since I was young. I can clearly remember many birthdays unwrapping a book or two. The bookcase in my bedroom was jam packed, with piles of books spilling out of the book shelves.
I have a very vivid imagination and I suspect it was just the right time in my life for me to focus on something besides my kids. I finally gave into letting myself focus on something just for me and that was writing and books. My husband and family have been very supportive, which is pretty awesome.
I was/am also an alpha/beta to a few authors in the indie community and honestly it is such a privilege to be involved in the process with them. I love how different they are and how individual peoples writing styles are. There is no right or wrong. Writing a book is an amazing process.

What was your inspiration for your current book series?

I am a huge, massive, enormous fan of urban fantasy / paranormal / romance and have been in love with almost every vampire ever written about, portrayed in a movie or on TV. My husband and I have spent a lot of time talking about vampires and it honestly got to the stage where these vampires were haunting me. I was also pretty keen in maybe doing a RH a bit different, letting my characters make big mistakes, get angry, hurt. And then all of a sudden, someone said, um you just wrote a dark romance. And now the floodgates have opened, so to speak.

What are you working on now?

I have just released book 2 of Door, which is the final in the series. I absolutely love the Vernard Family, we have gone through a lot together!! They demanded a fair bit of my attention and I am all sorts of sad now that their story has come to an end.
Excited though for new opportunities. I currently have three anthology pieces coming out in the next couple of months – mafia / serial killer and teacher / student. I am also getting close to finishing a contemporary friends, or maybe enemies, to lovers hopefully out in July, along with a new series (two books at this stage) which is a play on fated mates and of course vampires. Next year I have a couple of projects that I am thrilled to be involved in. It’s an exciting time in the indie world.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Laughing I wiggle in my seat while I write. My hands flutter as my characters hurtle through the pages and I pull some pretty funny faces as they talk and feel. And then of course I have cried numerous times with them. My family is constantly asking if I am okay. It’s just my characters wanting me to type faster!!

What are your hopes for the future?

That I can continue writing and producing stories that I am happy to put my name to. If I don’t feel something for what I am writing, I am not doing it right. I would love to explore some diversity in what I write but at the moment paranormal romance / RH keeps beckoning me back into the world of vampires and shifters. Although lately Hunter (who is entirely human) has been yelling at me to get back in front of the computer.

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


Be okay in the knowledge that your books are not for everyone. Be true to your own goals and aspirations despite what is going on around you. Be humble, be confident and don’t be afraid to ask for help. And find your posse – fellow authors, bloggers, pa’s, readers, people that work for you, that encourage you to blossom, and hold on to them tight!

Do you have anything to say to your followers?


Thank you and stay tuned.

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Fallen Petals: Ira’s Harem by #RozieMarshall

Fallen Petals: Ira’s Harem (Personal Harem Series Book 2)

Cursed by a hated ex-fiancé, Ira spends her days as human as can be. Once night falls, however, she is transformed into a succubus. An enchanted rose tics down the time to give in to his demands, to be his, or face being a succubus forever.

Four men and one woman are trapped, just as much as Ira is, doomed to change alongside her. Will love for these five save her from this curse or will she find the inner strength to break it all on her own?

As her ex-fiancé turns more violent and desperate, the six must work together to release the castle from his dark spell. Failure is not an option for Ira and her beauties, for her inner beast has already snared them.

*Warning this novel is intended for 18 years and up. This novel is a stand-alone with a Happy for Now ending. This novel has scenes of a graphic sexual nature. There are scenes of BDSM, M/M, F/F, and Violence.

Come party with us in 🌹 Rozie’s Roses 🌹

Hate by @K_AKnight #newrelease

Hate (Her Monsters Book 2)

I was abducted.

They took me from my mates and threw me into a cell with a monster.

But they should have known I’m the biggest monster of them all.


With more and more females disappearing, I need to find out who is really behind all the kidnappings and experiments. But what I discover will test my mates and me…and from the betrayal…hate will bloom.

I have new allies, new enemies, and a whole lot of bodies piling up.

Are you scared of me? You should be.

*18+ Reverse Harem Romance. Warning this book contains scenes and references of abuse/assault that some readers may find triggering. Along with graphic sex scenes and violence. This is a dark book*

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Den of Vipers by @K_AKnight #CoverReveal

Den of Vipers

Ryder, Garrett, Kenzo, and Diesel—the Vipers.

They run this town and everyone in it. Their deals are as sordid as their business, and their reputation is enough to bring a grown man to his knees, forcing him to beg for mercy. They are not people you mess with, yet my dad did. The old man ran up a debt with them and then sold me to cover his losses.

Yes, sold me.

They own me now.

I’m theirs in every sense of the word. But I’ve never been meek and compliant. These men, they look at me with longing. Their scarred, blood-stained hands holding me tight. They want everything I am, everything I have to give, and won’t stop until they get just that. They can own my body, but they will never have my heart.
The Vipers? I’m going to make them regret the day they took me.


This girl? She bites too.