Author Scarlett Ross #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a former aspiring screenwriter who is a wife, mom to one son and avid reader. I have lived in southern America my whole life and some might say my accent borders on the ridiculous! I’m a trivia geek and my favorite spot to be at is the beach.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve written in some form since I was six. My favorite thing as a child was making up creative stories, usually fantasy. High school was all about poetry and college screenwriting. Writing is my escape.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Two things actually lead me to this book. I started reading reverse harem about a year ago, mainly bully. I was addicted but noticed it always took place mainly in high school setting. Being older I craved an older set of characters so I wasn’t Mrs. Robinson when I was crushing on the guys. Secondly I worked in corporate America for ten years in a more senior role towards the end. Women need more respect and acknowledgment. Less than five percent of women in our country are in an executive level position such as CEO or COO. My goal was to make a comment on this divide by establishing a FMC looking to be the head of a company. We need more women to be the boss.

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What are you working on now?

My series is three parts so I am finishing the first book and rapidly heading into the next book.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Yes I am completely OCD in so many ways. I need to be alone, in a silent and still environment. Yet I have an appointed playlist for each chapter I’m writing. I need sexy music when I write sexy, angst when I write angst and empowering when I write empowering. I’m also weird about making sure I have two beverages (usually bottle of water and cup of coffee) within reach.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Truthfully I hope to be an author readers follow and get excited when they see a new release from. My main goal is to be well received and respected.

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

Never be afraid to reach out! I reached out before I started writing. This is such an amazing community to be apart of. Authors will help you, you will be taken into a group and you need only ask questions. Everyone is here to help. Develop a squad, your squad will be your best friends and lifelines. Also, ask! If you don’t understand how something works just ask. There are so many wonderful people to help. Do not be afraid to ask for help.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Yes, I love you all so much, none of this is possible without your support. You bring the joy everyday when I need it. I’m so immensely grateful for you to read what I write. You’re my heroes.

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Author Elizabeth G. Ellis #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I am Elizabeth. I am a small town girl from Mississippi. Being that I am a country girl, you can guess I have raise all kinds of animals, even wild ones that were abandioned as babies then i would let them return to the wild. I have 4 fur babies now that are all uniquely there own. Between they and my siblings families, It keeps me rather busy.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, actually, I wasn’t even a big reader, most of my life. About 10 years ago someone bought me a 5 years ago someone bought me a ereader and i found a Urban fantasy / Paranormal RH , author and she had me hooked and I cant put books down now.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am not sure if i had a imspiration with my book. I usually have the men their, as i write it just develops. Sometimes, I am just as surprised at how the book turns as the reader. But I wouldnt have it any other way.

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What are you working on now?

I am working on several things, I have a novel I call Angery Goddess,( working title). It is going to be a novel that makes you feel like you are on a emotional rollercoaster. The other thing I am working on is a group of short stories with my very talented writing partner, April Bock, that also writes amazing poetry. But the book has a variety of fabulous stories.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Omg, yes, I either have to have complete silience, or old rock-n-roll in my earphone. I do most of my writing in between 2am. and 7am. So yeah i am up early.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Gosh, I want to be a great writer. I want to write series that people cant put down. I want to ieep finding projects with the great April Bock. I want to write what the readers can vision themselves in. I want to be a best seller, lol I know everyone says that, but it is true. That means that people love your work, as much as I love it.

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

First of all, if you want to write do so. Don’t let anyone discourage your dream. Build a group of authors, PAs, and of course bloggers. Listen to readers. And never stop learning.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to know you are so important to me. I want to know what you like and dislike, It helps me grow as a author. Please review books, it is so important to authors. Thank you for being a reader, without you , we I would just be a person, that puts words on paper.

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Author Jewels Athur #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Jewels Arthur, which is actually a penname. I have lived in Central Illinois all my life and I currently work at an insurance company that I don’t think wants to be associated with smut. Just a guess 😉 I have been married since 2011 to my high school boyfriend. We have 1 beautiful daughter who is 5. I am an avid reader, realty TV binger, and videogamer.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved to write. Whether it was poems, like my grandmother, or fanfiction it’s always been a passion of mine. When I was younger I wrote fanfiction about the movie Signs with Mel Gibson. Probably because I was/am terrified of aliens so I was trying to make it less scary. I have always thought being an author was out of reach though. That it wasn’t a ‘real job’ but since seeing the indie author world my perception has changed.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Every video game that has assassins. For example Skyrim, the Dark Brotherhood is one of my favorite parts. I love being a badass assassin just running through and murdering everyone. The idea of creating this female assassin with a dark past appealed to me so much. Plus I love the idea that joining the family unlocks this power sleeping inside you. In my dreams I am Mara, female assassin succubus with my gorgeous harem of men.

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What are you working on now?

Book 2 in the series. I am really excited for the introduction of new characters and to explore this realm the assassins can use called the void. I’m also working on a horror short story coming out in an anthology in September. There are a few other anthologies I am working on including a shifter romance that is turning out to be longer than I expected so we’ll see what happens with that. I also have some ideas for an alien reverse harem.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Playlists. I have several that I have made that get me in the mood for certain scenes. Also I watch certain videos of the sexual variety for inspiration writing those sexy scenes 😉

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly just getting all these stories out of my head and putting them on paper is amazing to me. The fact that people want to read them? Mind blowing. I’m hoping that the stories won’t stop and that I will be able to continue to express them and find readers.

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

Just do it. Literally if you have an idea, start writing and run with it! Make friends in the community. Everyone is so amazing and having contacts for your endless questions is amazing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! Seriously, the fact that you are at all interested in the nonsense that I have in my head is astounding to me. Also, keep swooning. We need more swooners in the world.

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Covened by Ann Swan #preorder

Please give a warm welcome debut author Ann Swan. Her book Covened: A Magical Reverse Harem Romance (Mrs Pig and the Words of Power Book 1) is on pre-order going live Febuary 1.

TELL US A LITTLE ABOUT YOURSELF?

Other than being a full-time sarcastic bitch, I am a writer, a mother to 3 kids, and a pug enthusiast. I wanted to write since I was a little girl but the practical people who raised me pushed me to another career, and then my health failed. I’ve had 68 surgeries in the last decade and am finally getting stronger again. Between that and my oldest turning 18 this year I felt like if I was ever going to go after my dream now was the time!

HAVE YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO BECOME AN AUTHOR?

Oh yes. Since I was little. I taught myself to read listening to books my mom would record onto tapes I’d play in my Care Bear Cassette Player. By the time I was 5 I was reading The Secret Garden and I read Jane Eyre at 8. We lived in the woods and I’d climb trees with books I borrowed and read them. I’d steal Harlequins from my great aunt and hide them in baggies in tree holes. My first book was when I was 9 and I wrote a Jane Eyre rip off called Stuart Hall (which was the name of the pen brand I wrote with).

WHAT WAS YOUR INSPIRATION FOR THE SERIES?

Covened, which is the first book in the Mrs. Pig & the Words of Power series has the best origin story. So like I mentioned, I’m sick. A lot. I spend about 75% of my time stuck in bed. My daughter was given a runt pug by a friend and we named her Luna. She is the biggest character. She fit right in with our rescue dogs and then before we knew it we were making up voices for her and having her narrate our lives. It made all the sucky parts of life better. She is so human, and so caring. One day, my husband and I were making up an alternate life for her while we joked around about reverse harem books…. And then it came to me. I knew it was time to go after my dream, and if I was going to do it I was going to write a story about something I loved.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUIRKS WHILE WRITING?

Some? Maybe? I have to have my legs up. I have short legs so I write in bed, or on the chaise. It has to be a laptop, too. I sit it on my lap direct or lay on my side sideways and type. It also has to be super silent, so that means I do most of my writing after midnight!WHAT ARE YOU WORKING ON NOW Right now I am deep into the second book in the series, CURSED. I am also working on a free short story from one of the guys perspectives. After the Mrs. Pig series wraps I’m going to write a series based off the Anastasia Romanov story but in space. It’s called the Hidden Princess series and the first book is Ana of the Stars. The covers are SO CUTE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE FOR NEW AUTHORS ABOUT THE PUBLISHING WORLD?

I’m pretty new myself, but I do. Protect your reputation like it’s your health. Don’t gossip; it will ALWAYS end up hurting you. Treat your name like a business and keep it clean. Be genuine, work hard, and don’t feel stupid asking questions. Lastly, pay for good editing. It really is worth it.

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE?

I want this series to do well so I can use it to pay for the costs of putting out the next one. I want to get better at what I do and write faster. I’m a slow writer. Developing that skill would be so beneficial. I want to get invited to a signing one day. That’s a big goal too… I’m waiting for once Covened hits for that first call out in a fan group. I can’t wait!

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SAY TO YOUR FANS?

Hello all four of you! Ha! It’s hard to understand the concept of a fan when my book hasn’t released yet. You could hate it and then where would we be? I consider the people that have followed my journey to this point…the ones like you Helle who are in my group every day and have gotten to know me; I consider you guys family. Friends. Fans is for people I don’t know but like my books. Those would be nice one day, too, but for now I have friends who keep me going. Thank you for being one of those!

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MAGIC IS DYING;
CAN I SAVE IT?
IF THE PRICE IS MY HAPPINESS;
CAN I PAY IT?
In the last few generations, only one in a hundred female witches are born with power. So when I came into mine, my grandmother helped me hide it so I wouldn’t be swept away by the ISC, our magical government.
The price of discovery was steep; becoming an ISC drone and being paired with their choice of mate for my coven. So I hid in plain sight working days at Maggie’s Pet Wash, and nights piecing together the mythical Words of Power.
The only thought that keeps me going is figuring out a way to beat the ISC and hopefully fall in love with a coven of my own… maybe even raise a few little witchlings.
So when my familiar, a pug named Mrs. Pig, screws up my one shot at obtaining the Words of Power, I figure everything is ruined. That is until Pierce, Sam, and their own talking dogs walk into my life. Now that I have them, can I give them up? Even to save magic?
The ISC is coming for me. What they don’t know is:
I’M COMING FOR THEM, TOO.

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KYNDRED by Angela L. Clay #NewRelease

Today the awesome author Angela L. Clay it here on the blog about her debut novel Kyndryd. I’m reading it right now and I’m having a HARD time putting it down when life interferes.

If you leave a comment then you have a chance to win an ebook of Kyndryd.

 

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It’s not every day you learn you’re a Sorcerer.

 

Kiera Johnson’s life is like any normal teenagers; school exams, young love, strong friendships. Only her mother and close friends understand her inner battles. Suffering from repetitive nightmares of her best friend’s death, Kiera finds herself wrapped in a depression that sends her close to the edge of sanity.

 

Until the strange dreams begin. Sights of a foreign world, a presence with a mysterious connection to her mind. Kiera learns of her origins, of a magical link she shares with this new world she never knew existed. Craziest of all is the claim of a hidden power that lays dormant within her; one that is only now surfacing; one she must hide from her friends and family in order to keep them safe.

 

As if that isn’t confusing enough, she develops unforeseen desires towards her friend Damien. With his surfer blonde hair and a body to die for, what could honestly hold her back? Maybe the fact that he is the ex-boyfriend of her recently deceased friend. Struggling with her shame, Kiera finds herself gravitating towards Damien, seeking not only love, but a confidante that she can share her secrets and fears with.

 

Through a series of attacks Kiera is left vulnerable, her opponent aggressive, unrelenting. What does he want with her, what is she to him? Cornered, with no where to go, Kiera has only one option; to wield the power within her. Is she strong enough to control her new found powers, will they be enough to save her life?

 

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AUTHOR INFO

 

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Angela L. Clay was born in the city of Durban, South Africa, 1978. In 1984 she immigrated to Australia with her family, growing up in the Far North Queensland city of Cairns. And there she has stayed, now married with two crazy children.

 

From a young age Angela has imagined worlds of adventure and fantasy, playing them out in her mind over and over again. She is greatly excited to now have put pen to paper and created her debut novel Kyndryd, the first in her Kyndryd series.

 

Angela’s passions are watching anime, reading a large variety of genres, including Paranormal, YA, Fantasy, Manga, Thriller and yes the occasional Romance Adult novel.

 

But her favourite down time is when she has a pencil in her hand sketching her favourite anime characters, sometimes even her own novel’s characters.

 

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Amazon.co.uk  http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kyndryd-Angela-L-Clay-ebook/dp/B00K7K3H6W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400238296&sr=8-1&keywords=kyndryd

Smashwords  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/436826

 

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Facebook – http://facebook.com/AngelaLClay01

Twitter – https://twitter.com/AngelaLClay

Blog – http://angelalclay.blogspot.com.au/

Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/AngelaLClay

 

Fastian: An Edgeweir Tale (The Weaver Saga) by Jay Finn

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Blurb for Fastian.
The Nation: A sadistic and cruel empire that has ruled Edgeweir since time beyond memory. But under the tutelage of Alabaster Shanks, a group of disparate rebels have come together to fight back and stand up to the Nation’s rule.

Amongst them is Fastian; dark, dangerous and with an eye for vengeance; and Jacob, a boy and the newest recruit, who possesses a skill craved by the rebels.

Now they come together to undertake a mission that could be the beginning of the end for the Nation. But with Fastian’s mind ever on the past and Jacob’s eye firmly on his future, will they be capable enough to ever see it through?

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Bio: Jay Finn is an Irish author who has just released his debut fantasy novel ‘Fastian.’

He has also penned two short story collections ‘Looking Back’ and ‘Beneath the Darkness.’

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Purchase at Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Fastian-Edgeweir-Tale-Weaver-Saga-ebook/dp/B00H7L73TG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389020987&sr=8-1&keywords=fastian

UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fastian-Edgeweir-Tale-Weaver-Saga-ebook/dp/B00H7L73TG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389131505&sr=8-1&keywords=fastian

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