Author Gloria Hudson #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

First and foremost above all else I am a Christian and a member of the Church of God Assemble.
I place Christ above everything, including myself.
I am a wife and mother.
I am a professional multi-state nurse, a member of ANA, a loyal patient advocate, certified in Tracheotomy and Ventilators for all age groups.
I am also a multi-genre author.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

As a child I had many dreams and aspirations for the further. Writing was one of them.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/ series?

This is the question I have a hard time answering because this book was not wrote in any traditional forms.
* I wrote the middle first.
* Then, I wrote the beginning.
* Then, the ending.
* This book was wrote in different seasons of my life.
* The Middle-I was Happy!
* The Beginning- I was struggling with anxiety and depression.
* The Ending- I have literally done 360* turn- I found hope and peace! Rededicating my life back to Christ, and then I was baptized and then praise God received the gift of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
Considering this book was wrote in such different seasons of my life I have had some strong hesitation in publishing it. I had to make sure it was good with my soul to continue with publication, since that’s my first priority now.
As any artist knows, where ever you are, whatever you’re going through-your art reflects that! There’s always a piece of you in each book you write authors, same goes for song writers, and those that make art of any type know that this is true.
To answer your question, my story comes from several different places.
* a dream- middle part
* Real life, historical events, actual news, fairytales, folklore, mythology, biblical history, the Holy Bible and prophecy, conspiracy theories, miracles, mysteries, love and lose, a lot of imagination and basically everything else not mentioned above is woven throughout the rest of the book and not necessarily in that order.
This book was a hard first novel to write. This book is multi-genre in itself. It is an intense read. I would also like to add that in no way is to be taken as anything other than fictional. I say this because it will leave you wondering. I also do not recommend this book for anyone under 18 years of age.

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What are you working on now?

I am currently working on a novel about anxiety and depression. I have a blog that I have started that goes along with the book, sharing some insights to overcome anxiety and depression; some details found on the blog will not be in my next book. My blog is a help for those who suffer with anxiety and depression, to learn to live again and get their lives back.
When I started writing my story Never Alone, I noticed how many people personally and in general/casual contact, who had post on their FBP on how sad they were or how anxious they were or just wished they felt like themselves again. That is when I decided to start my Book Blog, You are Never Alone.
My novel is a story not a self help book. My blog is a self help blog.
I will be writing a Christian self help book. I have yet to name it as of yet, but I know there is an interest and need for help in our society with anxiety and depression at an all time high. I just feel the need to offer any help I can since I have been there.
I am also working on a children’s book called Lucky, The Love Puppy designed for adventurous 3-6/7 year olds and I am doing all my illustrations for it myself. Wish me luck!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I listen to music, certain songs are better than others to help me write and it really depends on the book I am writing also.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Right now, I am just taking things one day at a time. I’ve learnt that things worth having are worth the wait, and the most precious of gifts are free.

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

Yes!! No matter what anyone thinks or says; you don’t have to be perfect! Be yourself and don’t give up! There’s a lot of critics, not everyone is going to like everything you write, so be prepared to be you!
Because you are different from everyone else; your writing will be also be different.
Best advice I was ever given was by an English Professor. He said, “Write as if you are the person you are writing about and write about what you know!”
If you know love, write about love, hurt and pain- write that, betrayal- write that, etc… if you write of those things you have felt; especially while you feel them or right afterwards your emotions are going to flow and people will respond to your emotions because they will literally flow out into your book and reach out and touch them.
We all go through the same ups and downs in our lives at different times, response for an emotionally written book, will touch a person; just like it did you when you experienced that emotion.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

For anyone-Be true to who you are inside, don’t be afraid to try something new, live your life while you can- remember to be careful and to be smart, research or reach out depending on your circumstances before you jump!
Never compromise who you are, don’t judge another; you don’t know where or what they have been through or how they come to the place they are at. Try to agree, but if you can’t agree, then agree to disagree respectfully. Find your passion and then you’ll find yourself!
Also, remember it’s never too late to do a 360!
Inspiration is interwoven into each of us, we all have a purpose, embrace what is placed in your heart; it’s there for a reason!

Thank you for the invitation for the interview… I hope you have found it informative and that you have enjoyed our time together and my sort of testimony during this interview.
I hope someone found inspiration and needed my advice.
Thank you for your time,
Author Gloria Hudson

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PA – Editor Dani Black #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I am currently a stay at home mom. I have 6 kids, 2 of my own and 4 stepchildren. I love to read. When I am in a book slump I try to beat my own records of reading. HP in under 19 hours. GoT in about 36. I am a PA, editor, and make some graphics. I live on energy drinks, aka jet fuel. And believe pineapple belongs in drinks, not pizza.

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How long have you been a PA and editor?

I have been a PA for about 3 months. An editor for 2. But I worked for the government where I edited letters, memos, orders, and requests for about 6 years.

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Have you always wanted to be a PA or editor?

I have not. Although it is a good fit for me, being a PA, because I like making people’s lives easier.

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What do you do as a PA? As an editor?

As a PA, I find, schedule, and run takeovers. I manage ARC and BETA groups. I promo the books. I look for NL swaps. As an editor, I try to make the authors books look and feel pretty. I make things flow and be consistent.

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Dani animated the cover.

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Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to have energy drinks and usually chips, unless my kids steal those. When I edit I listen to loud music in my headphones.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to expand my services and do more for my authors, PA wise. As an editor, I hope to one day be in a major publishing house.

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Do you have any advice for new PA’s or editors?

For PAs, be friendly and outgoing. For editors, be confident and consistent. For both, don’t be scared to ask for help!

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Are you available for new work or booked solid?

I am pretty booked for PA, but would try to help someone out if they really needed it. Editing, I will always take a book, negotiate the price, and keep my week guarantee.

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Author Alexis Winters #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

There really isn’t much to tell. I am a dog mom. I am a strong believer of coffee. When I’m not writing, I teach or read.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I have always wanted to be a teacher. I love learning how children work and how their minds learn. It’s so enjoyable to listen to their stories.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Family. I grew up all over as a military brat and my family is and will forever be my inspiration.

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What are you working on now?

I have the other two books in the Dè Danann series. I have a few more fantasy/Rh series I am writing as well as some stand alone and some anthologies.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Usually I put on Critical Role and eat lots and lots of ice.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope I get to keep writing these amazing stories and people enjoy them.

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

Jump in full force. Find an author you know and ask them to be your mentor. I have a great group of women that I am proud to be associated with and they are just amazing. I can go to them for anything.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to first and foremost say thank you. As readers you can choose any book you want to read and you chose mine. I am truly humbled and honored.

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If there is one thing I have learned it is that life is never fair, even for a dé danann witch. This past year has proven that more than anything. After losing my mother to cancer and the man who I thought was the love of my life dumping me for his career, I am well aware of how cruel life could be. Hi, my name is Viola Octavia Magee. This is my not so happily ever after. It all started long before I was even born with a prophecy:
“In her 25th Winter, on the coldest night,
a witch shall become complete.
Paired with lupus, angelus, and daemonium,
none of whom compete.
Power brings responsibility.
Corruption she shall seek.
Coven and its elders.
The end they shall meet.
A tainted hierarchy births an empty throne.
The Queen of the Tuatha Dé Dannon takes her seat.
A dove replacing vultures.
Witch kind shall be complete.”
If only I had known these words earlier…

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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Author Sam Hall #interview

Tell us a bit about yourself

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

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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The Hollow’s Awakening: Paranormal Reverse Harem (Beyond the Veil Book 1) by Trina Bates #review

I thought I was out for a night of fun with the love of my life, Ebbin.
My best friend Blue had other plans. She added a little something
extra in our drinks. Something meant for Ebbin and I. A lust spell.
We ended up taking three men home that night.
Now eight weeks later, we find out we’re pregnant.
We’re ecstatic, that is until we run into the three men we thought, were long gone.
We didn’t know they were different, supernaturals which we call Other.
We also thought our baby would be human like us, a Hollow.
Forced to find out what our child will be, I can’t help but wonder if it
will bring us all together, or tear us apart.
Ooooh, I really enjoyed this book. The only reason I put it down was dropping my reader on my face when I fell asleep.
It was a fast paced delightfull whirlwind/rollercoaster of emotions. I so getting book two to follow the adventure.
I highly recommend you check out this delicious morsel. You won’t be disappointed.

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Aurora’s Betrayal by K.A. Knight #preorder @K_AKnight

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Aurora’s Betrayal (The Lost Coven Book 2) by K.A. Knight

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In helping someone I love, I lost my life. Or did I?

Cut off from my body, I live in the home of a god who’s willing to train me, to help me fully embrace my powers, both as a witch and as a reaper. But while I lay in a coma, the men I left behind suffer, desperate to find a way to bring me back.

I want to return to them, but our family is not complete. One is missing, a member of the coven who was lost before they found me. And I must go on a quest to Purgatory and bring him back, or we’ll forever be incomplete.

I’m coming home to my men, to my family, but will my return bring relief or doom us all?


Aurora’s Coven (The Lost Coven Book 1)

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I have a secret. Darkness exists. I try to hide, but where can I go when it lives inside me?
On the run from those who want to kill me, I made an uneasy alliance and found a new home. Everything goes just fine until a coven of witches walk into the pub where I work. Broody, sexy, and scary as hell, I’m determined to avoid them, no matter how much attraction sizzles between us.
But Ezra, Alexander, Jason, and Benjamin have no intention of leaving me alone. They’re the council’s finest hunters, and they recognize the power that lives inside me, even if they don’t know what it is. They’re in town on a mission and agree to hold off turning me in. Which means I have limited time to convince them I’m not a bad person.
The darkness inside me grows, though, and when it breaks free in public, I’ll be forced to face the consequences. The only question is, can I trust these men who I feel a bond with, or will it lead to my destruction?

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True Light (From the Stars Book 1) by

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With sharing the true light, there is always a cost.Aura Scott didn’t want to move house, but her father didn’t give her a choice when he wanted an escape after the car accident that nearly killed them both. Trying to survive in a literal ghost town is never fun, but add in the neighbours from hell, well it’s becoming a nightmare.
Maxx and his brother have dark secrets, and Aura might want to run when she finds out the truth.
When two strangers move into Maxx’s house across the street, Aura finds out there is more than just secrets to be frightened of.

When light appears, so does darkness…