Author LL Frost #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author LL Frost

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

Hello! I’m Lila L Frost, author of the Succubus Harem Serial! They’re fun, short monthly releases with guaranteed cliffhangers that allow me to release monthly and for readers to get the story more quickly! For those who don’t like the serial format, they’re also available as bundles once the story arc completes under The (un)Lucky Succubus. I currently have four full length books complete and I’m busily working away on the next story arc, Succubus Dreams!

Right now, writing isn’t my only job, but I hope to be able to release other stories in the same world as the Succubus Harem serials in the future as time allows! In the meantime, Adie’s (mis)adventures will continue!
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Have you always wanted to become an author?
Growing up, I always had a passion for reading and writing. I loved fairy tales as a kid, which later grew into a love of fantasy, then paranormal romance. Over middle school and high school, I had written a lot of scenes, beginnings to books that I never
completed, and a few short stories, but nothing ever clicked as “this is something I want to share with other people”. I had no confidence, and my incomplete stories showed it. So while I wanted to write, I don’t know that I always wanted to be an author (inthe sense of actually publishing.)

Then one day some things happened in life, the planets aligned for better or worse, and I sat down and wrote out The Offer. I sat on it for a while, then showed it to a couple friends, then actually plotted out the rest of the book, and I took the terrifying
step into publishing monthly serials. It was scary, a monthly commitment of completing these installments, short though they may be. I’d never written under that kind of restriction/expectation and through the first two story arcs, I questioned every month
if this would be the month I missed my goal. But I just kept pushing, found a pattern to writing regularly that works for me, and almost exactly two years later, I have 24 serials out and four full length books.

It still doesn’t feel “real”, and I don’t know when it will. But I’m now an author, and it’s amazing (and still terrifying when I let myself think on it too much).
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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?
I love baking, the creation of baking, the almost magical nature of combining these ingredients that, alone, aren’t always tasty, and how they can become this fluffy, magical dessert. It’s like alchemy, the exchange of these plain ingredients for this
wonderful cake. I also love cats, and sexy men, and resisting expectation. And I guess, in my head, those all combined into a succubus who hated her designated roll in life who wanted to a baker instead, and three sexy demons who got in the way of that and made her life so much more complicated, but also fuller.
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What are you working on now?
I’m currently working on Succubus Harem 25, which will be out July 5th! It’s the third installment in the Succubus Dreams story arc.
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Do you have any quirks while writing?
Not really any quirks. I write as time and inspiration allow, with a laptop that moves around my house with me. Sometimes I listen to ambient noise, but more often, it’s just me in the quiet, fighting off the cats from sleeping on my keyboard.
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What are your hopes for the future?
I’d love to branch out and tell other stories in the Succubus world. Tally is top of my list. I’d love to show how she met her witchy boys. And I’d love to explore a few other types of demons. But my main focus will be on Adie and her story. If I find time for the others, that’s great, but Adie comes first. She needs her happily-ever-after. Or as close to a happily-ever-after as she can get while living with demons of destruction!
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Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?
It’s scary. Find a writing group that’s open to talking shop. Ask questions. In my experience, most authors are really open to helping out new people as long as you’re polite and not demanding the secrets to the kingdom (note, there are no secrets. It’s
all about hard work). Be focused, and have a plan. Find a level of writing that works for YOU and try not to compare yourself to those who can pump out more words/books than you.

You are the only one who can tell your story.

Get an editor, but also know how much that should cost. Again, ask other authors. Good covers can make or break a book. Find a designer in your price range. Again, ask other authors. I can’t stress that enough. Communicate with your peers. All authors
were once new, and most writing groups have at least a few authors who are willing to offer information when asked. Just be respectful!

Don’t let social media takeover your life. Don’t read reviews unless you can handle the negativity along with the praise. Don’t get sucked into drama. Don’t let others dictate your story. be true to your characters and your passion for your story will
shine through.
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Do you have anything to say to your readers?
I love it when readers reach out to let me know they connected with my stories the same way I do. Writing is a lonely business, and readers don’t know how much it means to us to get those personal message. It can turn a rotten day into sunshine and rainbows. Never hesitate to tell an author you love them, because they’re going to love you a 100% back for taking the time to let them know what they’re doing has meaning.

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Author Bella Claire #interview

Please give a warm welcome to debut author Bella Claire

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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Hi everyone! I’m Bella Claire. I just recently wrote my first reverse harem novel called Safe Haven which is book one in the Born In Hell series. Life is pretty crazy. I have three wild, but amazing kids that definitely know how to keep me on my toes. I work part-time, sometimes full-time, for a psychological center, which can be stressful at times, but also quite interesting depending on who walks in that day. I try to write every chance I get, but get distracted sometimes and could seriously watch Supernatural all day if I could. Oh and food, well food is life besides my family.

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Have you always wanted to be an author?

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Actually, no. Surprisingly, I didn’t really get into reading until I was about nineteen. I started reading more suspenseful books, then really got into the romance genre. I remember searching my kindle one day and came across the first two books in The Stardust Series by Autumn Reed and Julia Clarke. I had no idea what reverse harem was then, and still didn’t really get it until I joined their group on Facebook. From there I found other groups and reverse harem readers and authors and couldn’t believe what a great community of people I had come across. It was then I decided to write. It took many attempts at writing until one day Safe Haven popped in my head and I just went with it. Sometimes I still can’t believe I accomplished it, but I’m so glad I did!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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Honestly, I’m not sure. The idea just popped in my head one day and the story just kind of came to me. My next book, which will be a standalone, is influenced from the cover. I fell in love with the cover and then bam, another story to write.

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What are you working on now?

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Right now I’m working on book two in my Born in Hell series, New Haven, but also writing a standalone that will be called Their Dirty Little Secret.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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Not really, I just need it to be quite. I feel like a lot of authors listen to music while writing, but I just end up jamming out and singing along. If there is anything, even something small that could distract me, my brain turns to mush.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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I hope that one day I can be a full time writer and keep putting out books for readers to get lost in and enjoy.

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

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Don’t be scared to ask for help! Without fellow authors and friends, there is absolutely no way that I could have done this on my own. There is always new things to learn and room for growth.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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Thank you all so much for giving my newbie self a chance! It means so much to me and I’m so happy to have each and everyone of you with me along for this journey!

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Their Dirty Little Secret

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Being a shifter is complicated.

Being a dirty little secret is even worse.

For years I’ve tried to blend in with my pack, find my place, but it’s impossible when everything about you screams intruder.

That is until three wolves trespass into our territory. They say they’re searching for something that was stolen from them, something precious and irreplaceable.

But when my pack decides they’ve had enough from our visitors, things go from bad to worse. Unable to keep me hidden from them any longer, the three men soon see what my pack chooses to ignore.

I’m left with two options: stay in a life full of loneliness, or go with them. Will I find my place or will I become someone else’s dirty little secret?

Author Savannah Skye #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Savannah Skye

Tell us a bit about yourself

Let’s see, I’m a full time self-published author by day and by night I’m mostly on the hunt for a great craft beer and some delicious tapas. I’m single (don’t jump all at once, boys!) and I like it that way most of the time because I get the whole bed to myself.

Guilty Pleasures: If there is a Real Housewife, I’m all about it! I know it’s bad, but it’s also so so good and it gives my brain a much needed break. I’m also obsessed with Nutella. I’d bathe in it if I could.

Favorite book: Hunger Games, the series. Love those books!

Favorite musical artist: Florence and the Machine.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

No! My dream job was to be Willy Wonka (I’m still gunning for that one some day. A girl’s gotta dream!) But in my teens, I started writing and it was sort of something I couldn’t NOT do. I kept at it, and soon enough I realized that I needed to start letting other people see my work.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I knew I wanted to do vampires, and I knew I wanted them to live underground. Once the undercity came to mind, it all sort of unfolded from there.

What are you working on now?

The next set of books in the Undercity Chronicles! I love this world so much and can’t wait for readers to meet all the amazing characters I have in store for them. I’m especially excited for Jack’s story. I’ve been itching to get to that one since I first introduced him to the series.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm, that’s a good question. Not a quirk so much, but I try to ensure that the music I have going in my headphones creates the same emotion I’m trying to convey in the scene. So if I’m imagining a huge vampire battle scene, I’m listening to something intense and loud and chaotic. If I’m coming up to a big, emotional break up or death scene, I’m probably listening to Evanessence or something lol!

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope that the Undercity Chronicles becomes as big as Twilight 🙂 But seriously, I really just hope readers love the books and connect with the world and characters so I can do this job forever.

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

Read. Read read read lol! Whenever I’m struggling and the words just won’t come, I try to put it aside and clear my mind. A lot of times, just taking that break to dive into another world for awhile get’s me back into creative mode.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thanks so much for choosing my books! I know there are SO many out there, and I’m honored every time you guys pick mine.

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