Jenny Bodle PA #interview

Please give a warm welcome to PA Jenny Bodle

Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Jenny and I live in Central Minnesota with my Husband, one of my kids, a cat and a dog.

How long have you been a PA? 

I have been a PA for about a year and a half now.  

Have you always wanted to be a PA? 

Actually, I didn’t even know what it was till Carissa Andrews found me.  I was working at a deli and she was one of my customers.  We became friends but I had no idea she was a writer till I was shopping at the local consignment shop when I picked up a book and found her picture in the back of it.  A while later she asked me to be her PA because she could not find one that was a good fit for her.  

What do you do as a PA? 

I do anything that the author does not want to do except write or edit the book. I help them as they write with ideas and things like that though. I do images, scheduling, market research, ads, uploading books to different platforms, newsletters.  I really can keep going but I think you get the drift. 

Do you have any quirks while working? 

When I do graphics I like to listen to the book I am working with on audio.  It gets me in the frame of mind so that the images match the book better. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

When I started I wanted to be an all inclusive service.  I would have graphic designers on hand and all that jazz.  I have since found that I like chatting with the authors so my goal is to get very effective for the authors so that I can charge more and take less clients.  I love the relationship I have with them and do not want to have to give that up to take on more clients. 

Do you have any advice for new PA’s? 

Charge what you are worth, ask questions, and take criticism. Not everyone’s the same and will want different things. Be flexible.  Join a PA group chat and do not hesitate to ask them questions. We are all here to work together.   

Are you available for new work or booked solid. 

For the right client I would take them on but I have become a little more picky.  I do not mind helping out anyone if they need it and I can answer questions for anyone. 

Author Kris Butler #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Kris Butler

Tell us a bit about yourself

I started writing as a way to process my emotions, which lead to my first book. Through my characters, I could make sense of the world around me and cope with things in healthy ways. The characters came alive, and they needed to be heard. Thanks to a friend, who was an author, She encouraged me to take the leap and publish. Finding myself through writing has been an unexpected bonus that has allowed me to connect with others and share part of who I am. 
I write under a pen name to have separation from real life and most days, I can be found at home with my husband and dog. I work in the mental health industry, and it is a passion of mine. An introvert by nature, I enjoy reading, photography, and board games. A self-proclaimed nerd at heart, I follow many fandoms. I’m an avid fan of reverse harem and hope to add a new quirky perspective to the genre. 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

Not all. I never had the courage to try. I felt all the stories had been told and I was just an avid reader along for the ride. From reader to ARC reviewer, to Beta reviewer, to an Alpha reader, to eventually Writer, it has all been an incredible journey of self-discovery. I uncovered a passion and exuberance for something I didn’t know I would love or need in my life but now couldn’t imagine my life without it. 

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

I wanted to do something that isn’t seen a lot that I had a passion for. I’ve always been a huge fan of ice skating and did it for a while when I was younger. Once I decided to do a winter sports school, everything else fell into place and a girl running from her past emerged. 

What are you working on now? 

I just released the second book in my series, the Council series, so I’m working on book 3, Fractured Futures. I’m also working on a dark retelling of Rapunzel as part of the Sinners Fairytale series that takes a fairytale and mashes it with a deadly sin. So Rapunzel and Pride will be coming at you in July. 

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Do you have any quirks while working? 

I’ve developed a habit of eating Reese’s pieces, lol. I like to sit on my couch surrounded by a million pillows and blankets. It’s the perfect cloud nirvana to write. 

What are your hopes for the future? 

I’m just along for the ride and wherever this journey takes me. I have so many book ideas now and it was like once I opened myself up to writing, they just started flowing out. 

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

Ask for help and find a mentor. It’s all overwhelming and scary, but finding someone to go through it with you is the best thing. Finding support with other newbie authors is also a great way to network and encourage each other through the process. I wouldn’t be anywhere without the support and friends I’ve made. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers? 

I’m so honored that you’ve read my book and your support means the world to me!

Author Mila Sin #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Mila Sin

Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi, I’m Mila, and I’m addicted to reverse harem novels. I’m 32, a business owner, teacher, wife, mom to my gorgeous two-year-old son, voracious reader, and now, a writer. I’m originally from Los Angeles but have moved all over the world and finally settled down in Croatia. I fell back in love with reading when my son was born. I was on an extended maternity leave, managing my business but not teaching, and found myself with some extra time while my son slept at random times. I started with rom-coms, moved into the dark and taboo, and then one day, I picked up Sunshine and Bullets by Coralee June in mid-2020. I didn’t know it was RH, but man, oh man, I haven’t stopped reading them since.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

It’s always been something I wanted to do but never made the time for. Work, family duties, any excuse I could think of constantly got in the way. This last Christmas, I found myself with three weeks off from work and an idea. Let me tell you, paying for childcare is a good motivator to accomplish something with those suddenly child-free hours. It’s definitely taken longer than those initial three weeks, but I managed to get the lion’s share done, and it made continuing that much easier for me.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve been drawn to the contemporary RH scene, but I needed older characters. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the academy scene, but I teach that age, so I always age the characters in my head. Gang and mafia books have such detailed and rich organizational structures which call to my Type A personality. But, then again, I love humor. So I basically decided to write a story about a woman involved in a gang, runs their hitman crew but isn’t there of her own volition. I made her sweet, sarcastic, and snarky, really focusing on the duality that is human nature. No one is any one thing ALL the time. Why can’t someone be an assassin who is also sweet and sarcastic?

What are you working on now?

I’ve just about finished with the edits on book one of the series. And last night, I typed up the first chapter of book two. I’m hoping for relatively close release dates because book one ends on a cliffhanger. I adore cliffies, but also, resolution as quickly as possible.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I basically just need to have some alone time. If my son is with another caregiver or sleeping, I’m good to go. I like to write out plot points and scenes at night in a notebook that I want to tackle the next day. I find handwritten notes the best because I inevitably scratch things out to alter them after sleeping on the ideas. I also really like waking up at about five am so the house is quiet, and I know I’ll have about an hour or two of uninterrupted writing and coffee time.

What are your hopes for the future?

I love my work as a teacher, but I also never expected to love writing so much. I hope to find balance as time goes on, rather than waiting for a break from teaching to have the time to write. My main goal right now is to stay focused and complete my series.

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

Ask any and every question that pops up in regards to publishing. The author community on Facebook is really inclusive and willing to help. I’m definitely still learning, but I’m feeling more comfortable navigating this new venture by asking and researching. The Facebook group 20booksto50k is an incredible resource whether you’re planning to make writing your full-time job or doing it for fun.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you for taking a chance on a new author if you decide to pick up my book. I am beyond grateful for the support I’ve received, especially from my Alphas and Betas. Also, please write reviews for the books you read! They don’t have to be anything loquacious or bookstagram worthy, but they are so very important to authors.

Author E.L. Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author E.L. Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself

I am a mommy of five children and four fur babies. We are an active duty military family. I have a large family who I adore with all my heart and am thankful for everyday. I have parents that fully support my work and cheer me on everyday. I am married to my best friend who also supports what I do. For fun, I like to camp, hike, fish. I also do photography on the side, another passion of mine.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always wanted to be an author, but because of my ADHD I never thought I could become one. It has been a learning curve for me.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love shifters and I love women who learn to love, and trust again. Honey is one who has been so hurt by someone she thought was supposed to love her. I love how through the book she heals and trusts again. I like showing people it is possible, even in bad situations to still have a good heart and learn to love again.

What are you working on now?

I am working on a few different WIP, the main one is actually a Rockstar Harem and will be announced soon.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Yes, while writing I have a book bible that I use to write down different plot ideas, things to remember when writing, and any new book ideas, but it basically holds all my thoughts on my books and characters, and I have to have character in my head and their names before I even begin to write.

What are your hopes for the future?

The hope for my future is to continue to write books, enough to where people get excited to know that I am coming out with another book. I want to be a very involved author, so people can reach out to me and ask me questions, or just to chat. I want to create books that make lasting impressions on readers, and eventually I want to create a whole world.

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

For Authors coming up, my biggest advice is to not rush. Let your stories and characters come to you. If you get discouraged, take some time to yourself and then come back to what you were working on. If an idea pops up into your head, write it down, don’t push it back to work on just one WIP. You don’t want to miss an idea just because you are already working on something. Overall have fun, write what speaks to you, don’t try and conform to what others think you should be writing. Make friends, having true friends in the author community is something irreplaceable and I highly suggest making some ones who you can always ask for help and will give you honest opinions.

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Do you have anything to say to your followers?

To my readers, I hope my books make you laugh and cry like they made me as I wrote them, I hope you fall in love with the characters like I do. I hope my books take you out of your own head for a while and into mine. I hope that you love the books so much that you are bursting at the seams to read the next book.
For my readers, every book is a journey and I hope you follow along this path with me. Without all of you, this would not be possible.

Book Promotion Directory: Bloggers & Promoters by @eBookBuilders

Book Promotion Directory: Bloggers & Promoters

The Book Promotion Directory lists blogs and book promotion providers to help Indie Authors promote and market their books. Listing blog addresses, contact information, what types of posts they allow authors to share on their sites, if they review and if so where reviews are posted, standard turnaround time, and book formats accepted. Indexes list bloggers by accepted genre so you can easily find sites amenable to your subject matter.

Book Promotion companies show contact information, what genres they are equipped to promote, services offered and pricing range.

With more than 180 blogs and almost 40 book promotion companies, complete with live links to facilitate easy contact, this is a must-have for authors looking for help promoting their new releases and backlist titles.

Bonus material of almost 200 other book promotion avenues as a starting point to help authors start building their own promotion blueprint.

Author Jenn D. Young #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Jenn D. Young

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a pretty quirky person. I love reading, writing and listening to audiobooks. I’m a super huge fangirl when it comes to my audiobook narrators and I will totally squeal when talking my favs. I love writing books with deep rich backstories and characters with tragic pasts, but I always insert humor and life through sarcasm. Paranormal is my jam, but I’ve done a couple short stories in the contemporary world that I hope to expand on eventually. I live just outside of Phoenix, AZ, but I’m originally from western Washington and I miss my mountains and rain. The two loves of my life are my fur babies, Loki and Hermes. That’s about it about me!

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been jotting down random ideas since I was about 10 years old. I came up with the concept for my first series, the Shadows Ascending Trilogy when I was about 14 years old and it took me 16 years to finally get it written and published. ❤

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Unyielding Fates Trilogy idea really came to me when I bought the covers as a premade yet. The model’s appearance sparked an idea in my mind of half demon/half angel and being the personification of Balance. It totally spiraled from there!

What are you working on now?

Working on edits to sent Balance Altered, book two in the Unyielding Fates Trilogy to send to my editor. Also getting geared up to start writing a book for a shared world series I’ve joined!

Do you have any quirks while working?

Silence. I can’t write with chaos and noise around me so I typically prefer silence. I also build playlists for each book that help inspire the story flow and show songs with deep meaning for the characters.

What are your hopes for the future?

Just keep writing and releasing books for people to read. Have more of my books in audio.

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

Find you tribe. Those people who are true friends that you can bounce ideas off of. Find a good editor. Always reach out and ask for help when you need it.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I honestly squeal anytime I get a message or read a review from someone saying they enjoyed my books and my characters. To see a book of mine recommended when a group asks for recommendations? I about die every time it comes up.

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Author R.L. Caulder #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself…

I am a native Floridian but you’d never guess it by my pale ginger complexion! I am engaged and getting married in August, 2020. I have a full-time adult job as a property manager of rentals but I hope to become a full time author within the next few years! I have two fur babies, a ginger kitty named “MeowMeow” (My fiance named her) and a staffordshire pitbull named “Winrey”.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have always had a passion for reading, but honestly never thought I had it in me to write a book! The fear of putting out something that just flopped is what stopped me from doing it prior to now. It has been a struggle to push through that mentality of not feeling as if my work is good enough, while completing my first book.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I don’t even know where any of my ideas come from! I was sitting on my couch one day when the idea for Desolation struck me, so I began typing out a small outline in the notes app on my iPhone. It only grew from there and before I knew it, I had wayyyy too many notes to keep up with and had to transfer it to a google doc. The characters and the world had my mind in their clutches and they wouldn’t let go!

What are you working on now?

Book two, “Detonate” in my Darkness Rising Series! I also have a pending co-write on the side.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to be listening to music in the background and the genre changes as my scenes do! I feel so much inspiration while I write from the emotions certain songs give me.

What are your hopes for the future?

To become a full time author by the time I’m ready to start having kids!

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

I’m still quite new myself, but I would absolutely say, make sure you are surrounding yourself with people who want you to genuinely succeed. You will doubt yourself enough, without having the whispers of negative people in your ear.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m not sure I have many followers yet, but thank you to everyone who has supported me on my journey of putting the voices in my head onto paper! It’s been a whirlwind, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything.

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#FREE – Hunted by Shadows by #ErinOKane

Free for the next five days! Hunted by Shadows: Shadowborn series Book One

They say not to jump at shadows. That’s all well and good, but what if you are being hunted by one?

Trying to escape her past, Ari is working to atone for her actions and have a normal human life. The only problem with that? She isn’t human. Unlike most werewolves, she avoids as much contact with the supernatural world as possible, building a life for herself in the human world. 

Until one day her past catches up with her, and she is forced to immerse herself in the supernatural world. Offered protection from the local wolf pack, she is forced to accept it, but nothing in the supernatural world comes for free. 

For highly independent lone wolf Ari, this is her worst nightmare, especially as several Alpha males start vying for her affections. Ari will have to decide whether her independence is more important to her than her life.

Please note this is an 18+ reverse harem novel and may include triggers for some readers

Filthy Rich by @SerenaAkeroyd #newrelease

Filthy Rich: A DARK, MAFIA, AGE-GAP ROMANCE (THE FIVE POINTS’ MOB COLLECTION Book 2)

In my world, women are property. 

Made to be owned. 

Born for one reason—to be tied to a powerful man, to bear the next generation.

That reason is why I don’t want to be married. But women aren’t the only ones with zero say in their lives… 

And my bride?

Bratva scum.

Only Inessa isn’t scum.

Inessa is…

Perfect.

Except for one thing.

Someone has touched my property, and for a Five Points’ man, that means someone is going to pay.

With their lives.

They say I’m filthy rich, but what they don’t know is that I’m just plain filthy, and Inessa? She’s about to learn what it means to be married to a filthy fecker.

We kill to protect our women.

We reap nightmares on those who harm them.

And me?

I’m the biggest nightmare of them all.

Book ONE of the Filthy Feckers’ series is a standalone without cliffhanger, but there are elements that will be explored in the following book. 

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Queen by #SerenaNova #newrelease

Queen (The Full-Blood Book 3)

We’re back, purple piglets!
And we’ve come to claim what’s ours.
To pick up the pieces that we’ve left behind.
I didn’t expect a welcome home party. Don’t get me wrong, it would’ve been fun, but I didn’t expect this either.

The moment we stepped out of the gate, we were thrown on another rollercoaster.
Another battle awaits us—a battle we have to win.
There’s no time to just go along for the ride.
No, I have to take it all head-on.

Because I’m Isadora.
And I protect everything that’s mine.
And you better hope you’re on that list.

Queen is the third and final book of the full blood series, it’s one woman with multiple men, this will mean there will be M/M scenes and long and steamy scenes. Read it at your own risk!