Sol & Lune by Kathryn Moon #preorder

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A war without end, a woman alone, and a sacred duty she must protect.

Born into a war almost as old as Sol and Lune themselves, Lumen, Lady of Fenn Manor has watched her family sacrifice for years at the altar of her country’s ambitions.

Alone and unprotected when the enemy army arrives on her doorstep, she faces two impossible choices: run north to her countrymen, or protect her home and bear the company of the temperamental General Westbrook.

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As the army’s stay stretches on, Lumen learns what she’s willing to sacrifice and what cannot be surrendered. Westbrook isn’t the only man in the company interested in Lumen. There is Healer Brink who hides secrets as fiercely as feelings, and Gideon Jones who fights as fiercely as he loves.

Can Lumen survive the onslaught against her home, her honor, her heart? Only Mother Lune knows.

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Sol & Lune is part one of a reverse harem romance duet about the transformation of Lumen Fenn and the three men fascinated by her. It contains emotionally dark themes and is meant for readers age 18 and up. The duet will end with an HEA.

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Author & Poet Ben Ditmars #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author and poet Ben Ditmars

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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Ah, the million-dollar question. Which is good, because I could really use a million dollars. I am an author and poet, currently working in bookkeeping and accounting. This ties into my latest collection Number Poetry – all about the hidden rhythm of the written word. But when I’m not writing or counting beans, I enjoy exploring local history and traveling. I found a bar near my parent’s house where Al Capone used to relax. Pretty cool, eh?

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Have you always wanted to become an poet/author?

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I’ve always wanted to be heard. But I’m shy around strangers. Writing helps me decipher my thoughts and communicate better.

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What was your inspiration for the writing?

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I find inspiration everywhere. The sky, the trees, stars in space – a lot with the stars in space. Science in general makes me think and ask questions. It’s a good conduit for metaphors. So is romance. My favorite poems from other poets are romantic ones – borderline erotic. Sex is liberating as an art form. And probably other ways too.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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OCD. Lots of OCD. I can agonize over a single word or piece of punctuation for hours. It’s slightly more muted writing for publications, because I can take time. But if it’s for the internet, you’re naked when it’s posted. There’s an urgency, exhilaration and fear that goes with it. But it also helps you find what works and resonates with an audience.

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

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Research the publishing and business world. Go to author events and see how they promote and interact. Watch Mad Men. Read as much as possible of the genre you intend to write. Think of who your audience will be and what you can give them they don’t have.

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What are you working on now?

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I’m working on quite a few things. A book of romantic haiku, a haiku novella and fantasy adventure, and a young-adult collection with various life lessons. It should be a real hoot.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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I would love to keep expanding and reaching new audiences. That’s my biggest struggle is growing the ranks of people who read poetry. Partly, I’ve been doing this through posting on Instagram, or the Gram as hip Gen-Y kids call it. Or it Gen Z? I’m too much of a Millennial to actually remember.

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Do you have anything to say to your fans?

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Yes, as a matter of fact. I appreciate you staying with me through these weird ideas I have. I could be living under a bridge shouting haiku, but you like my posts and buy books so I don’t have to.

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Author Reese Copeland #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Reese Copeland

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hey yall! I’m Reese! I’m 26 recently married and I live in Arkansas with my husband, my cranky cat and a suspiciously creaky house. I love gardening, cooking and collecting crystals. My favorite color is sage green and I’m allergic to avocados and I’m really sad about it lol. #RIPGuacamole.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have! I used to be really shy and ghostwrite for others for fear of being judged for my overactive imagination. I only recently got the confidence to step out of the shadows and I’m so excited!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

So Winds of Change came about after way too many glasses of wine and a Lord of the Rings marathon. An I began thinking why should all the main characters be boys?! Look at Xena she’s a total badass and she never NEEDED a male lead for jack squat! The more I thought about it the madder I got lol and then I watched Harry Potter and snapped! Hermione is a total hero I would read a series based around her. So Bela and her story were created.

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What are you working on now?

Oh man, soooo many things! Haha, I can never stick to just one. I’m working on an awesome cowrite for the summer with some of my writer besties. I’ve just launched a business to help new and established authors with their business/admin side of thing. It’s called Writers Guide to Freedom and I’m super excited about it! The next Hearts of Solara is on my radar and the outline is basically writing itself. I’ve also explored some spinoffs for the series! So please if you have ideas or suggestions let me know, I am always looking for inspiration.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Ha! I feel like I’m a walking quirk. I do my best writing when House Hunters International is playing in the background, and I’ve got a great playlist blaring. I know that sounds odd and my husband is always like how can you possibly concentrate. But for some reason, it works! Like, I can’t hear myself think really so the words just flow out of me.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to be one person’s favorite author, that’s enough for me. If I can help the indie community to become more respected that’d be awesome too! I’m always looking forward to the future, that the best part about the future, there is always something more to look forward too!

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

Ooh ok, two things:

1. Write and create for you. I don’t care if the story has been done a bazillion times. If you have a story to tell..tell it! No one is going to tell it quite like you, so just write for you! Don’t worry about what the audience may say or your peers. You do you boo!

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2. Take your time researching and vetting the members of your team, whether they be you PA. publisher, editor, ANYONE who has anything to do with your brand needs to be vetted by more than just word of mouth. If you don’t feel comfortable looking into business and people in depth, check out Writers Guide to Freedom. We’ll handle the real world while you create the story.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I am so grateful for each and every one of you! I hope that you’ve found a little of Vika’s bravery, Bela’s heart and Helena’s strength inside of you. Thank you for taking this ride with me, I cannot wait to see where we go next.

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Digital Artist Imaginary Rosse #art #interview

Please give a warm welcome to digital artist Andreea Grigore

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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My name is Andreea, and I’m a digital artist based in Bucharest, Romania.

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I’m a very melancholic person, daydreamer and I take my energy from the times I get to be alone with my thoughts. I’m a crazy cat lady, currently having 3 cats, but also happily married! *wink*

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How did you become a digital artist:

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My journey started back in 2004, when I first started playing around with Photoshop.

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I found it fascinating to be able to blend together different images and create something that comes out of your imagination. It was like creating a different reality, in which I got to express my dreams, struggles, and so on. I’ve come a long way, but there’s still a lot left to learn.

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What is your inspiration for your art?

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I love princesses, witches, warriors, fairytales, mythology, glowing stuff, magic… So I take my inspiration from anything around me that has this elements. There’s a lot of talented photographers out there that are very inspirational, movies, stories. They blend in my imagination, and I create from the stories they blend into.

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Do you sell your art?

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I’m currently not selling prints, but my works are available for licensing.

Most of my work can be tweaked or sold as a whole to authors, artists, etc.

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Author Ann Denton #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Ann Denton

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Ann Denton and I’m a serial killer. Only of imaginary characters, but still, I think it’s important to put it out there, so you know where I stand. If you annoy me, an imaginary version of you might end up attacked by werewolves. Just saying. I write all kinds of fantasy and paranormal books.

I’m a stay-at-home-mom for my six and three-year-old and have been writing novels since I was pregnant with my oldest. Writing has always been an outlet for me, though I was trained as a playwright and screenwriter in college, not a novelist.

Also, apologies to everyone reading this, but I’ve got the market cornered on best husband in the world, so everyone else is just gonna have to settle. Wanna fight me on that? See paragraph one. 😊

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I won 2nd place in an essay contest in 7th grade. I’ve always just loved storytelling. But at first, I thought I wanted to write for T.V. Dreams evolve.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have a couple series going right now. Tangled Crowns is my Reverse Harem series and it’s a series of medieval romantic fairy tales. I’ve always loved fairy tale remakes and while I don’t draw on any particular fairy tales for this series, I do love drawing on tropes, like going to the ball or fighting an evil beast. I really wanted to write a RH where the guys didn’t just fall into the girl’s lap. I wanted her to have to earn their love. So, that’s pretty much what inspired Knightfall, the first book in the series.

My other series, Lyon Fox, is a paranormal cozy mystery series. I created it originally as a wedding gift, throwing in everything I could think of that my friend might love. But I fell so in love with the world that I couldn’t stop writing about it!

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book two for Tangled Crowns: MidKnight and book four for Lyon Fox: Hexed Hit.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to chew gum or I end up eating way too much. Sometimes I sit with my legs crossed and my legs fall asleep. I write with three screens and often keep an inspiration pic up on one screen, references on another, and the book on the third.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to write more series people love. And I’m seriously so in love with the RH world and the interactive fan base on Facebook. I’d love to eventually write a book where my readers choose what happens next every few chapters.

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

Write. Then try something different. I started with a YA Fantasy series set in a post-apocalyptic world. I think maybe thirty people have read those novels. But then I created something for a friend who’s an avid reader. And then I genre-hopped again to RH.

Just keep writing. Test out different voices until one clicks. I never thought I’d end up being a writer who was kinda funny when I started. But now, I’m addicted to it. I will reread scenes I’ve written that crack me up endlessly. Life is an experience and writing is the same, sometimes you won’t know what’s right for you until you try it. (Unless it’s escargot. And then it’s never right. Ever.)

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! You are amazing. Your support makes me tear up. Your compliments make me glow. You have no idea how much it means to me that you take a chance on my books. I am so thrilled to create things for you.

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Author Rhiannon Lee #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Rhiannon Lee

Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in West Virginia with my three young adult kiddos, our cat Thales, and my daughter’s rat babies. I’m currently going to college at the same time as two of my kids, which is both crazy and awesome. I’m a huge fantasy and sci-fi addict, and I love music and nature so much. I’m also a weird introvert, with a huge imagination.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes! However, I thought I was terrible at it. It wasn’t until I started college and had a couple professors stop me to tell me I should take it seriously that the gears began turning in my head. At first, I thought I’d just write poetry, because words dance in my head like puzzle pieces, but then I realized that while fifty thousand word plus seems daunting, it’s totally doable. It was a process to get here, but now I can’t imagine not writing.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

There is such a duality in human nature, and often what people perceive and good or bad is based on their own perceptions. My Queen Lucy series is a play on that, and all the “what ifs”.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book three, Hijinks and Demons, in the Queen Lucy series. I’m also almost finished with a new book that will be standalone but belong to a future set of standalones based on a singular dystopian/fantasy universe. There are a couple anthologies I’m writing novellas for, and also an awesome co-writing project that has a Fall release date.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to have a cup of coffee. I don’t have to drink it, I just need it beside me like a lucky charm! Ha Ha!

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to move more of my time into writing, and of course be able to support myself through my books and work.

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

Come out of the gate looking professional. Set up your Facebook groups, website, etc. Make it look like you know what you’re doing, even if you don’t. I feel that enables people who love your writing to connect with you right from the start, and that’s important to both you and them.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Oh my gosh, yes. Every time I think about a person actually taking the time to read my stories it makes my heart pitter patter with happiness. Out of all the books out there, they chose mine, and I’m beyond honored and humbled. I literally love every single one of you.

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Author Eve Bradley #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Eve Bradley


Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m just a homebody who randomly freaks out when I’ve been in the house too long! Haha. My husband works and I stay home with my three-year-old daughter. I’m attending school for counseling and I write books. I feel really blessed that I get to do this and finally have found the guts to get my stories out there. I’m learning a lot from this experience. I’m also a coffee addict and known video game connoisseur. I’m a huge nerd and proud of it.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. Ever since fourth grade. I just loved magic and plots and characters. It was an escape but also just in my blood I think. My family is pretty creative all around. I think I always pushed becoming an author out of my head because so many people told me it wasn’t realistic and that I had to be practical. But here I am.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Peacequeen series is a spin off of an old YA book I had planned. I love this series and I’m excited to explore the world and characters more. A lot of people have said it’s dark. I agree with that. But to me, the story is more realistic. I told myself not to hold back. The guys don’t swoop in to save her. Each of the guys deal with their own issues and hurt one another. But I started it this way for a reason. I wanted them to all be broken people who grow together through the course of the series and find healing and peace together. The reviews I’ve gotten are mixed and I know some people won’t like it, but I hope people can bear with the dark so that we can get to the growth and goodness throughout the rest of the story!

What are you working on now?

Currently I have a historical paranormal reverse harem (The Breathless Souls Series) that I’m getting ready to release. It’s crazy fun. Pretty fast burn, action packed, lots of sex etc. The first will be out on March 16th! I’ll be working on the Peacequeen series throughout the year along with this series. I’ll also start working on a new post-apocalyptic Reverse Harem during the summer and fall and that’s one I’m super excited about as well.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to have my electric blanket. I’m obsessed with warm and snuggly clothes so if I’m not comfy I cannot write. I also like hot water with lemon while I write. Or coffee. Always coffee.

What are your hopes for the future?

Oh man. I have so many hopes for the future. First, I hope that I raise my daughter the best possible way and create a healthy, stable, loving, genuine, kind, honest, confident young woman that takes no crap from people. Personally, I hope in ten years I’ll proudly have at least 50 books out (five books a year minimally), have my psychology degree, and feel successful for what I’ve done. I just want to feel proud of myself and I want that for everyone. I’m really passionate about people, body positivity, women’s self-image, and mental health. I grew up in an abusive household and I think that’s why I like to explore shitty situations in my stories. That being said, I also want to show hope, growth, and healing in my characters after they’ve gone so dark and horrible it seems like there’s no turning back. The biggest thing I want out of life is to contribute in some way to making the world a better place in my lifetime through counseling and writing.

Do you have any advice for new authors

about the publishing world?

I’d say own it. I’m always so afraid when I post something because I don’t want to sound like a weirdo author pleading with the readers to “come buy my book!” Haha. But I think as an indie author you’re the only one doing your marketing, and you have to step out on a limb and say, “No. I do deserve this. I’ve worked hard to complete this book or books, and I’m going to try my best to get it out there.” Plus get to know people. Try to connect with others when you can. Also make sure you have a good quality story and try your best to make it “sellable.” Am I allowed to say that? One of the things I find admirable are authors who are able to take critique, whether that’s on the style of their cover not being marketable, or just being willing to grit their teeth and learn things like networking and marketing. Because those things are difficult if you’ve never done them before. I know this because I’m learning and I’ll always be learning. Good luck to all the new and old authors out there!

Do you have anything to say to your fans?

I don’t know if I have fans but if I do: thank you for reading! I hope you enjoy what I put out and we’re in this journey together. Also, love yourself. Life is too damn short not to love yourself.

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Author Kristen Banet #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kristen Banet

Tell us a bit about yourself

Well, a bit? I’ve lived a really strange life that’s taken me all over and I’m not even 30 yet! Some work history, then. I was a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy. I worked in a tattoo parlor for stint before that. Through it all, I was a freelance artist. Still an artist in my free time, but no longer taking on work.

And on the personal front… I am married and we have a roommate. Two best guys I’ve ever met. We have two pets, a boy border collie and a girl cat. They are probably the most ridiculous characters in my life. My cat has now found herself in not one but two series as Riley’s cat Star and as Sombra from the Redemption Saga. She’s a nut.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes and no? I always said I wanted to be a storyteller. The form need not be a thing. It never mattered. From comics to books, I just wanted to tell stories. It was actually that drive that led me to starting my artwork. In the end, though, comics take a long time and I was suffering a really problematic depression where I couldn’t pick up a pencil to draw. I decided I would just write the stories and it’s worked out from there. It wasn’t the first time I had tried to just write them, but it was the first time it stuck.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve got a few right now! I’ll go with my epic fantasy. Age of the Andinnais all of my favorite tropes and pieces of an old epic fantasy I’ve been wanting to work on for years and had already started. Epic fantasy with romance is my favorite genre and I wanted to finally bring my own vision of epic fantasy to life.

It’s much like Sawyer, overcoming dark parts of yourself and seeing the brightness. Fighting back against those who would see you fail. Those story beats have always really resonated with me, much like polyamorous romance, where love is love and no one can tell these characters otherwise.

I also can’t resist a badass female lead.

What are you working on now?

I’m switching back and forth between Witch of the Wild West and Age of Andinna. Both on the third book right now! I’m a bit ahead of the readers, since Witch of the Wild West is just about to launch, and The Mercenary’s Bounty (AotA Book 2) comes out in April.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think so? I listen to a lot of music and it’s not even stuff related to the book. It’s whatever I’m in the mood for. I’ll pace around my office too, thinking about scenes I want to write to get into the mood. That might be a little weird. My husband gives me strange looks when he walks in and I’m just walking in a circle with music blaring.

What are your hopes for the future?

That I can keep going on adventures with my characters and people honor me with their time and join in.

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

Rule one to me is always finish the book. Before you get ahead of yourself, finish the book. Prove to yourself that you can actually do the thing. That, to me, comes before anything else. The social media, the pages, the groups, the takeovers. All of that mess we authors find ourselves bogged down in and distracted by. Finish your book. Then you’ve got something to work with. You’ve prove you can with no distractions. Then add to your plate.

Because the most important thing you’ll do as an author is write, at least in my experience.

Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart, thank you for coming on journeys with me. There’s dozens, even hundreds of authors out there and yet, you decided to spare a moment for me. For just that alone, I’m grateful.

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The Redemption Saga:

A Life of Shadows

Heart of Shame

A Nature of Conflict

An Echo of Darkness

A Night of Redemption

Age of the Andinna

Witch of the Wild West

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The Wolves of Wild Junction

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Author Amy Sumida #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Amy Sumida

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I put myself in my books, especially Godhunter. I’m pretty much the normal version of Vervain. It’s why I’m so flattered when readers tell me that they’ve connected with her. If you bond with Vervain, you’ve bonded with me. For those who haven’t read Godhunter; I’m a little sassy and very loyal. I love animals, art, and movies.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes; I’ve always wanted to be an author. Since I was very young, I’ve been writing stories. I wrote my first novel in high school and gave a few chapters to my English teacher to read. A few weeks later, I was accosted in a hallway by another teacher who demanded that I finish the story. My teacher had been passing my story around to her friends. That was the first time I thought I might actually be good at writing.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series… I have four lol. I’ll go with Godhunter since that was my first series and is closest to my heart. I’ve always been fascinated by religion. I think you can get to know a culture through the Gods they worshiped. During some research, I began to wonder what these gods would be like if they really existed. What would motivate them? What kind of magic might they have? How would they adjust to the modern world? Godhunter was born.

What are you working on now?

Currently, I’m working on Aria of the Gods: Book 8 in the Spellsinger Series. I love this series. Every book comes with a playlist of songs that Elaria sings during the story. Readers can listen to the playlists for free on Spotify. I enjoy searching for new music to add to the playlist; it gets me doing something other than straight writing.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks about writing… hmm… silence and tea. I don’t understand authors who listen to music while they write. It drives me batty when my neighbor is leaf blowing his yard or working on his car but music? No way; I’d end up paying more attention to the lyrics than the voices in my head. I need to hear the voices to write down their story. And tea is what fuels me; black and sweet. I used to adore Teavana’s Earl Grey Creme but alas, there is no Teavana anymore so I’m making do with Harney and Sons Black Vanilla.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to see any of my series made into either a television show or a movie. That’s my greatest hope.

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

My advice to new authors would be to never read your reviews. Good reviews can bolster your spirits like nothing else but they aren’t worth the crushing pain of bad ones. And you will get bad ones. Everyone does. It’s simply not possible for everyone who reads your books to like them. You will offend people, you will annoy them, you will fall short. It will happen. People booed Shakespeare, they will hate you. That being said, there will be people who adore you, who can’t get enough of you, and who will lovingly support you. Focus on those special people; your treasured readers. Mine have gotten me through my roughest patches as a writer. Remember; our mind has evolved to focus on negative things as a way to protect us; a way to prevent us from doing something hurtful again. That’s why we take criticism so poorly and why we lie in bed at night and think about every mistake we made. Don’t let some unknown person’s opinion of your work deter you.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my readers: I have so much to thank you for. You’ve made my dream of writing for a living possible. Not only that, you’ve come along amazing adventures with me; encouraging me to new, magical heights along the way. I couldn’t have done it without all of you. Thank you, thank you, thank you, for loving my imagination enough to give it a home in your hearts.

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Godhunter is now perma-free on Amazon!
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Fairy-Struck is now permafree on Amazon!
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An Unseelie Understanding: an RH Erotica
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I just released Vol 2 in my RH fairy tale collections: Happily Harem After Vol 2: Four Classic Fairy Tales with a Reverse Harem Twist is available on Amazon.
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Spectra: A Cynical Superhero (Book 1 in the Spectra Series)

The Last Lullaby (Book 1 in the Spellsinger Series)

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Author Dionne Lister #Interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Dionne Lister

Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in Sydney, Australia and am the happy mum of two boys. I have two Siamese cats, an associate degree in creative writing, and as well as working as an author, I’m an editor. Just over a year ago, I took up hapkido (Korean martial arts), and I love it.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve wanted to be an author since I was about eight. It took me a while to get there though…. lol

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I normally write epic fantasy, but the last book I tried to write was hard work. I’m at 43,000 words and still haven’t finished it. I will finish it, but that book and all it’s problems, plus some external factors, gave me writers block. I never believed in it until it happened to me. I didn’t write for a year and a half. Instead of writing, I read. A lot. One of the genres I discovered in this time is paranormal cozy mystery. I devoured so many books, it was getting to be super expensive, and eventually, I got to the point where I was inspired to write my own series.

What are you working on now?

At the moment I’m working on book 6 in my paranormal cozy mystery series. The book is called Killer Witch in Westerham, and the series name is Paranormal Investigation Bureau. It’s set in the UK, and the main characters are witches. It’s a fun series.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have no quirks *thinks*. Well, no more than the usual author. I laugh and cry when stuff happens to my characters, and some days I think my work is the worst thing ever, and some days, I think it’s awesome.

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future is that I make so much money from my books that I can write full time :).

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

Advice for new authors. Do you have a week or so? Ha ha. Do it because you love it. If you want the chance to make a living out of it, prepared to be professional and to work hard for as long as it takes, which could be months, or it could be years. Learn how to write well. Join Facebook groups so you can get good recommendations for editor and cover artists. The work doesn’t stop when the first draft is done. That’s when the work starts. And don’t beg friends and family to buy your books: you’ll never earn a living out of it unless you reach people you don’t know, and a lot of them. Be prepared to learn about marketing, and know you have to risk money to make money. This is all if you want to earn a living. If you just want to write, then just write :).

Do you have anything to say to your fans?

Fans? I have fans? *Looks around. May have noticed movement behind the pot plant.* If any of my fans are reading this, or just anyone who has bought any of my books and read them, THANK YOU! Some people say they write for themselves, and to an extent, we do because we can’t help it. But that’s only half the fun. I’m a storyteller, and I want my stories to reach other people, so thank you for being part of my journey. Without you, I wouldn’t be able to keep producing books. I love that you (whoever you are) are out there reading my books and laughing and crying along with me, or maybe just quietly enjoying them. Thanks for taking a chance on me :). And I love hearing from my fans. Getting an email or message from someone telling me how much they enjoyed my book is like the best thing ever, and it always makes my week :).

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