Taming The Ringmaster #review

Taming The Ringmaster (Her Freaks Book 2) by Erin O’Kane & K.A. Knight

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After the bombs, the world changed. Alcide’s Circus is proof of that. Freaks, outcasts, abominations, they have been called it all, but they found freedom within the big top to embrace themselves and each other. They have never been slaves—until now.

Last Stop is a mecca in a destroyed world, filled with riches and treasures from the times before, yet under the decadent, utopian façade hides a darker underbelly, and when the circus rolls into town, things start to get interesting.

Fate has its cruel eyes set on Rhea, and will test everything she thought she knew, not only about herself but her family as well. Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the truth about who you are, and what you are capable of.

When the Circus falls and the freaks are forced to fight for their lives in the dust, will there be anyone left to pick up the pieces?

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OHMYGODS this book took me on an emotional rollercoaster. At one point in the book I was crying and was ready to fly to England and kick both authors butts, but they redeemed themselves in the end of the book. I felt emotional wrung out after that story, now I’m going to be suffering from a banging book hangover.
This book goes from ashes of book one into a roaring fire. Rhea and her men are pushed to their absolute limits when they go to the city. Deceit lies around every corner and Rhea will have to dig deep to overcome her fears. She will discover new and amazing sides of her powers.
Let’s not forget the new character that will be introduced *squeeeee* and the scorching hot heat level *fanning mysel* 🔥🔥🔥
I highly recommend you one-click this amazing series and fall in love with the characters as I have. You won’t be disappointed.

Taming The Ringmaster by Erin O’Kane and @K_AKnight #newrelease

Happy release day, Erin O’Kane & K.A. Knight

🎪Taming The Ringmaster🎪

(Her Freaks Book 2)

After the bombs, the world changed. Alcide’s Circus is proof of that. Freaks, outcasts, abominations, they have been called it all, but they found freedom within the big top to embrace themselves and each other. They have never been slaves—until now.

Last Stop is a mecca in a destroyed world, filled with riches and treasures from the times before, yet under the decadent, utopian façade hides a darker underbelly, and when the circus rolls into town, things start to get interesting.

Fate has its cruel eyes set on Rhea, and will test everything she thought she knew, not only about herself but her family as well. Sometimes you have to lose everything to find the truth about who you are, and what you are capable of.

When the Circus falls and the freaks are forced to fight for their lives in the dust, will there be anyone left to pick up the pieces?

Author Addison Cain #interview

Please give a warm welcome to

Tell us a bit about yourself

Goodness, I’m not that interesting. I’m a half demon sadist who enjoys tormenting my readers with good ol’ cliffhangers and tormenting the characters you love most. Really though, I’m a regular mom who supports my family and does her best to get by. Also, I love people. I love making friends. And I am always willing to offer a cuddle.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, I fell into this career after writing fanfiction for fun. People liked my words, so I expanded and listened to feedback and grew.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have the most interesting dreams. I take bits from them and pants the rest. I’m all about the pantsing writing style.

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What are you working on now?

It’s a deep, dark secret, but I can tell you this. It will blow your mind.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

LOL. Don’t we all? I dress like a slob and wear free tee-shirts. I also use a ridiculous amount of post-its that have nothing to do with my writing. They are just there, on my desk, where I won’t read them, and they serve little actual purpose.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Justice.

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

This is one of my favorite questions. YES! I have great advice (I promise). If you are new to the writing world, do what I and many other authors you love did: post your first work for free on sites like Fictionpress and Literotica. Get feedback. Grow from that feedback (even though sometimes it might be hard to hear). And above all, read Stephen King’s ON WRITING. Best book I’ve ever come across that really grasps the craft.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Gosh, I have so many things I want to say. Thank you, first off, for supporting me. Thank you for doing your own research when things got ugly. Thank you for all the love you sent when my health went to shit. Thank you for the never-ending support. Really, I felt and still feel that love. Thank you for having fun with me, joking with me, letting me tease you. Thank you for joining the Addison Cain’s Dark Longings Lounge so we could get to know one another. Thank you for following me on facebook and subscribing to my silly newsletters.

THANK YOU for being you. Thank you for letting me get to know you.

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Author VB Gilbert #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a stay at home mom of two teenage boys. I love coffee and reading (read over 800 books last year) and am a sucker for strong female characters. Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Claire from Outlander, and my personal favorite Anne from Anne of Green Gables.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I don’t know that I always wanted to be an author per se. but I’ve always written. Short stories, poems. I’m the girl who wrote a novel when signing her friends yearbooks. It was always just for me… until I got involved in the RH community and received encouragement to share my work.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently writing book 3 of my Thrive series. Titled Hunters of Spring, is the conclusion. it is a suspense story, about a Texan woman surviving a pandemic.
Literally, my inspiration came from a picture on Pinterest— an angel statue with a sad face and arm outstretched.
That statue is part of the second chapter of Reds of Summer when my MC has to venture into the deserted town via the cemetery.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to music while writing… often when reading a word will stick out and I’ll find I’ve zoned out and am ‘writing’ the next chapter of my book.
I try not to read the genre I’m writing … I don’t want to be influenced.

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What are your hopes for the future?

In terms of writing I just want people to enjoy my books and to enjoy writing them. I don’t expect to make a ton of money or be recognized or famous.
I have at least 4 books planned for next year and just today thought up a new idea listening to Billy Joel. Lol

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

My advice is to put the words on paper. Don’t worry about the fine points, just get your storyline down. The rest can come when you revise. Whether or not you get a lot of readers, any story you write is an accomplishment.
DON’T READ YOUR REVIEWS

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers: thank you. I am humbled by your support and love for my babies that I’ve shared. You are awesome and I love you. All the words are for you.

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#Preorder Blaze and Cerberus Rising by Amelia Oliver

Blaze: A Dystopian, Reverse Harem, Paranormal Romance Novel by Amelia Oliver

💀 Zombies with a twist
💥 Paranormal
🖤 Broken souls
🤬 Plot twists
🦁 Badass protector
🔥 Four hot guys
🌇 Dystopian world
⚔️ Kickass FMC
💘 Progressive burn
👊 Action packed

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“To rid this world of evil, first I must Blaze.”

History tells of a time long ago when small town scientist Dr Isaacs discovered the cure for cancer. Great right? And it was… For a time. The “Advanced” were born, and wars ravaged the earth.

I am one of few remaining immune to a virus created to kill only humans. Broken, cold-hearted, I fight tooth and claw to survive.

Four men claim me as theirs, but am I too broken to be with them? Fate decrees we save the world together but first We must discover who we really are.

My name is Kayla, and this is a story of how war never changes. But humankind does.

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⚠️This book is intended for 18+ only. Scenes of a sexual nature, light m/m. Contains scenes of horror, murder and bloodshed. Some scenes may be disturbing for readers. This book contains references to rape. This is not the storyline, and a bloody justice is served. Please take these things into consideration, mental health is very important. ⚠️

Cerberus rising (A Halloween short story)
by Amelia Oliver

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Cerberus Rising – 99c/99p on amazon

Cerberus isn’t what you have been told it is. A three-headed hound, bish, please. They are three badass Soul collectors for Lucifer himself.

January, Janika, and Joleen. The power of three.

Except… January—the odd one out—is the opposite of her sexy, bloodthirsty sisters. Bookish, nerdy, she would rather read about blood and guts than spill any herself. She’s convinced she’s faulty, not having the powers that they do.

All Hell-born travel to the Earth plane to rack up their body counts, as is the tradition on All Hallows Eve. But this year, something happens that will reverberate through dimensions, and Heaven and Hell will never be the same again.

Will the devil force January to kill the only good thing in her life? She can’t win in a fight against the king of Hell, can she? The road to happiness is paved with revelations, horny hellhounds, and the blood of her enemies.

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#Preorder The Cities (Their Champion Book 3) by K.A. Knight

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The Cities (Their Champion Book 3) by K.A. Knight

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Ivar The Destroyer is dead.

Killed by my hands.

Now, I hold the throne, and the Berserkers look to me for leadership. But loyalty runs deep—can I really trust the men who followed Ivar’s ruthless orders? So much blood has been spilled to end this fight before it ever began, but bigger challenges loom.

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My men were captured and taken to The Cities, and now fractured pasts, lies, and love will blur together as I fight to save the only people I care about—the men I love. It’s a race against time, and an exercise in trust requiring the assistance of both family and allies, new and old, from all four corners of the Wastes.

Slave. Champion. Queen. I am all of these and so much more. It’s time I showed them who I really am.

The Wasteland is changing, I can feel it in the air, war…war is coming and I will lead the battle cry.

Long live the Berserker Queen.

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Author Sam Hall #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mum and a teacher and I live in sunny Australia.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Kinda. I read A LOT as a kid, like obsessively so. I went to art school because I thought visual arts was my thing. I tried writing on and off, but could never get to the end of anything. I’d do short pieces for school, friends or boyfriends that had an impact, so I knew I could put words together in a way that could impact on some people, but with art you can make a bunch of small things that make up an exhibition, writing is putting one word after another, making a cohesive whole for 100 000 words or more. I also did what a lot of aspiring authors do and expected it all to be brilliant first go.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve got two books out so here goes:
Not My Fantasy: I was reading LOTS of PNR, as Buffy was a big popular culture moment for me and was wanting to recapture some of that. Instead I found a lot of very sexy stuff, but in some parts of the genre, it can be very formulaic. I wrote this book as an attempt to play with the tropes in a bit of a knowing way, have a bit of a chuckle about some elements, but hopefully not in a mean spirited way, because I wouldn’t have read a lot of it if I didn’t have a real love for the genre.
My ideal reader for this is someone similar, who still loves PNR, though apparently its ‘dead’, but wants something fresh.

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The Bottom Rung: I started writing this in a previous incarnation 15 years ago, but its transitioned nicely into a RH book. I teach Humanities, so the different ways different groups alienate and disempower others is of great interest to me. The book is about something not especially sexy: structural inequality and prejudice BUT I try to tell the story from the perspective of a very determined, bloody minded young woman who’s ready to take on the world to change it. I grew up in the 80s, so being Gen X I am quite apathetic about change, but increasingly I have become aware of the flawed, but real change people can have. This book was an attempt to look at that, how good intentions aren’t enough, that you need to understand the structures around you to change them. TL:DR: girl power, god-like female superheroes coming out of extremes of poverty and changing the world

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What are you working on now?

Doing the final beta edits to Bottom Rung, getting the second book to both books ready for publication (they have been written and just need to be beta-ed and edited). I’ve got a high heat wolf RH book on the backburner, a prequel for NMF mostly done, a sweeping fantasy romance to finalise, a RH sequel to NMF and hopefully a spin off where one of the MC’s autistic son takes centre stage in a final NMF book.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not really. I like to listen to Spotify, but if I was all rock star and needed quiet or lots of time to focus, I wouldn’t be able to do it! I have to be flexible and write when I can.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To make enough to cover costs. When I made a lot of artwork, it was a real drain on our finances. I’m old enough to want it to be at least cost neutral now.
For people to get what I do. People keep saying my stuff is quite different. Here’s hoping there’s a place for that, as there’s been a lot of people who go out there and don’t write to market and are never heard again…

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

I am still new to this so it seems to be disingenuous to be handing out advice. It’s all the same stuff everyone says and that’s read, read, read. Reading a lot of the same genre, you’ll start to internalise the tropes, language, clichés, character arcs etc and you start to see behind the curtain into the inner workings of a particular genre of writing. You don’t have to do what everyone else does to be successful, but you need to know why they are doing it, to reject it. I started writing because I was so frustrated with Laurell K Hamilton’s stuff. There was so much I liked and so much I hated. I started trying to write the antithesis of her stuff and ended up with these bloodless, aimless characters with surreal storylines and worlds. I seriously wrote millions of words until I realised this was just not gonna work!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

You are only a very small group, but the feedback I’ve been getting through reviews told me what I needed to know, that people got what I was trying to do and appreciated it. So thanks. A lot of writing self help groups/books would tell you to absolutely not do what I have done, and that’s go off on my own tangent, but even if I only ever attain extremely niche author status, I’m pleased there’s some people in my corner, egging me on.

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Author Cassandra Trussell #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a self published author from Utah. I published my first book Sincerely, Ira before I graduated high school, and I’ve republished it on ebook to correct teenage me’s mistakes. The sequel is still in the works just needs a little touching up.
I love to swim, write, and camp. I live with my family and together we have 6 horses, 3 dogs, and 2 cats. We’re thinking about adding some goats and alpacas to the mix, but I really just want to add a bearded dragon.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, I always wanted to become a vet or a cosmetician. Then I looked at the schooling for becoming a vet and decided not to go that route, and there was just no passion in cosmetology for me. But I loved to write and there was passion in that.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I actually had a dream about it while going on college tours, and it only took off from there.

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What are you working on now?

My sequel to Sincerely, Ira and a couple of other books that are still in the works but not ready to be talked about just yet. I don’t want to jinx the flow.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to watch something in the background while I write. Or listen to very loud music to tune the world out. I need to be able to submerse myself into the world I’m creating or it doesn’t flow as freely.

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What are your hopes for the future?

That my books will be read by someone who’s not friend or family. It’s a near future hope.

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

If you can, find yourself a mentor. Someone who’s published a book or is knowledgeable about the whole process and is willing to help you out. Some of us have made a group that might be able to help out here’s the link

Ebook Mentors for Romance Authors

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you thank you thank you! Thank you for reading my book I hope you enjoyed it! Don’t worry everything will be fine I’m making the sequel!

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Cassie’s Cave

Complete Series PNR – RH 8 #amreading

War of the Gods

by Meg Xuemei X

They call me beautiful. They call me a monster. Soon, they’ll call me death.

As a direct descendant of the God of Death, Cassandra Saélihn is considered the most dangerous monster of all time. Her own mother locks her in a cage to protect the world from her. Cass thought this jail would be her world for a lifetime, but then four sexy, formidable warriors–a vampire lord, twin fae princes, and a demigod–find her.

They claim she’s not a monster, but a powerful weapon.

The Olympian gods have begun to destroy the Earth with a vengeance, and only she can stop and kill them. But Cass has a mind of her own and can’t be told what to do, no matter how drawn she is to her four warrior saviors. To their dismay, the four warriors can’t tame the wild, cunning, and volatile Cass. But they have a bigger problem–their growing attraction toward her.

To turn the woman they desire into the ultimate weapon and ensure Earth’s survival, they’ll have to conquer her body and heart, which seems even harder than winning the war against the atrocious gods. But nothing turns these alpha males on more than an impossible dare. And nothing turns Cass on more than being stalked.

Warning: This is a reverse harem fantasy/paranormal romance that features one hell of strong woman and her four powerful supernatural mates. It contains brutal battles, explicit love scenes, raw language, magic, swordfights, Greek gods, dark fae, vampires, shifters, and a lot of assholes.

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💫 The Stardust Series 💫

by Autumn Reed & Julia Clarke

All Haley Jones wants for her eighteenth birthday is answers. Thanks to an overprotective dad and a secluded existence in the Sierra Nevada wilderness, Haley has never experienced a typical life. Her dad claims there’s a good reason for their isolation, but he refuses to tell her why, delaying her questions with the promise of answers when she turns eighteen. That day has finally arrived, but the explanation raises more questions than answers. And when Haley wishes for the chance to explore the world, she finds that the old adage rings true—be careful what you wish for.

*Stardust is a slow-burn reverse harem series.*

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🔥 Saving Setora 🔥

by Raven Dark & Petra J. Knox

It all began when the road warriors found me outside Hell’s Burning, lost and dehydrated. When the bikers took me into The Compound, I thought I was saved.

Especially when, as a Violet–a rare genetic anomaly prized above all–I’m taken in and raised by one of the wealthiest men in the world. Educated and groomed by the best teachers money could buy, I mistakenly thought he had a great future planned for me, one in which I’d be cared for and cherished.

I was wrong.

For centuries, women have been sold as slaves. In my 18th year, my benefactor reveals a truth that shatters my world. I’m to be put on display before the wealthiest of society at one of the biggest auctions this world has ever seen…as a slave.

But that night at the auction, something goes wrong. I am stolen by members of the infamous Dark Legion, a road warrior crew feared the world over. Torn from the only world I have ever known, now I have not one master, but four.

I shouldn’t want these dangerous, deadly men with their leather cuts and their growling bikes, but the deeper my captors draw me into their dark and twisted world, the more I crave what they do to me. They stole me from a powerful man who’ll stop at nothing to get me back. If I don’t find a way to escape soon, my new masters might just steal my heart.

***Stolen is Book One of the Saving Setora series, a dark, dystopian Reverse Harem romance with biker tones. There is no cheating, and the final book ends with an HEA for Setora and her four men. This full length novel contains triggering elements and four twisted heroes who know how to own a woman right.

Reading order:

Stolen: Book One

Sanctum: Book Two

Sedition: Book Three

Seer: Book Four

Solace: Book Five

Surrender: Book Six

Salvation: Book Seven

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🐚 Seven Wardens 🐚

Laura Greenwood & Skye MacKinnon

Who knows what ascends from the Deeps…

Macey is really quite ordinary, if you ignore that she’s a kelpie princess living on land. Still, her life is boring until she gets kidnapped by a man who doesn’t quite know why he kidnapped her. Try and figure that one out.

Thankfully, he and his two companions are prepared to help her find out why she can’t return to Earth from their house in the Mists. Now the only problem is that Macey keeps getting distracted by the three mysterious and very sexy men…

A reverse harem romance drenched in Scottish mythology.

Reading order:

#1 From the Deeps

#1.5 Through the Storms (optional spin-off)

#2 Into the Mists

#3 Beneath the Earth

#4 Within the Flames

#5 Above the Waves

#6 Under the Ice

#7 Rule the Dark

#0 Beyond the Loch (optional prequel)

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💫 The Wickedest Witch 💫

by Meg Xuemei X

I’m Archangel Gabriel.

I crashed onto this savage planet for her, but she can’t remember a damn thing about me.

She doesn’t recognize me. Doesn’t know I’m her fated mate, but her eyes fall upon me and she allows no one else to touch me.

Publisher’s note:This complete paranormal fantasy romance series contains steamy scenes,battles, raw language, magic, witches, aliens, archangel, werewolves, otherworldly nightmares of creatures, and a happily ever after at the end.

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🐰 The Underground 🐰

by Erin Bedford

Alice was wrong – Wonderland wasn’t so wonderful after all.

Kat never expected to be back in her hometown, but when house sitting turns into a mad rabbit chase, Kat finds herself with a whole new set of problems.

A two headed bird with a Game of Thrones obsession, a party full of tea addicts, and a Cheshire Cat who could seduce the pants off her grandma? And if the citizens weren’t bad enough their prince was off his rocker.

This wasn’t your run of the mill Wonderland. This was the Fae world, where rules are rules, and some things are exactly as they seem.

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🔥 Hell Is A Harem 🔥

by Kim Faulks

She’ll wage a battle with Hell to save those she loves.

There’s a new drug on the street. Sigil is dark and deadly…to the paranormal kind, opening up their second sight, urging them to maim, torture, and kill. And the bodies are piling up. Lorn will have to fight to not only find love…but the truth of who she is.

Grab this boxset today and join Lorn as she falls in love with a human, a hellhound, and an archangel.

Author Rebecca Morman #interview

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am 29 from North East Oklahoma. I live here with my husband and our 4 boys, 2 dogs and 2 cats. I work part time at the local Dollar Tree ( I can’t wait to quit lol) My husband says that I am the strangest person that he has ever met. I usually take it as a compliment. I have 3 brother and 2 sisters. And i am not sure what else to tell you. I am just me and that is all that I can be.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes and No. I knew that I wanted to do something, but wasn’t sure what. I have always loved to read. It was always my escape from a not too good childhood. My stepdad was a meth addict and it usually got bad around our house, or whoever’s house we were staying at, when he was out. I wanted my life and the m kids lives to be better.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Haa this one is the kicker. My daughter passed away in 2013 and I started using drugs after. I wanted to kill the pain, kill the nightmares, kill myself if I am being completely honest. I started writing poetry first and that turned into writing stories, and from there I started writing E.R.A . i didn’t know what the hell I was doing. I still don’t lol.

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What are you working on now?

Right now I am working on R.a.L (Revenge and Love) which is book 2 in the HayleAnna Rising Series. We are releasing it on September 25th of this year, which is my 9 year wedding anniversary. I am also working on Irish Eyes with my little sister which we haven’t set a release date for.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

5) I have to be by an open window. I also have to have some sort of classic movie or cartoon playing on the t.v . I have tried writing to newer t.v shows and my flow just isn’t the same.

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What are your hopes for the future?

6) When I first published E.R.A , I wanted one person to love it as much as I do. A lady told me last night that it was her favorite book that she had ever read. That was my short term goal. My long term is to be able to quit my part time job and stay at home and write. I want to be able to do author events and book signings in the near future.

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

7) Yes. Yes I do. Listen to your heart. If write a story that you love, someone else is going to love it too. Be afraid, but do it. Fear can only hold you back if you let it. Oh and always have someone who does know what they are doing. Don’t just go in blind.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

8 ) I just want to say Thank you guys so much for all of the support that you have shown us. I want y’all to know how much you inspire me to continue to write. The reviews that you have all left and the messages that I have received, are so heart warming to me. Please just continue to read the stories that we throw out for you guys and PLEASE don’t ever be afraid to tell me if they suck! I love you guys! Thank you!

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