Author Penelope Woods #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself


Hi, everyone! I’m Penelope Woods, a dark romance author.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes, from the beginning, I’ve always dreamt of becoming a writer. I started with erotica, but I always had a hankering for darker sci-fi, so I decided to blend the two in my own unique way.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


Oh my gosh! Well, for starters, I’m a big rom-com gal. I’m also a huge horror and sci-fi nerd. I LOVE aliens, strong men, and scenes that make your heart pound!


What are you working on now?


My newest novel His Hostage is up for pre-order on Amazon right now, actually. It’s a dark contemporary romance. After that, I have a few sci-fi novels coming out in February.


Do you have any quirks while writing?


I’m full of quirks, but when I’m writing, I’m fairly focused. Well, except for when I’m mindlessly browsing facebook LOL.


What are your hopes for the future?


I can only hope the world mends itself. I want everyone to find love and happiness in their lifetimes.


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


Write your first book! Write your second. Write your third. When you’re absolutely sure you can’t write another book, write a fourth. You are unstoppable, and you will conquer your dreams!


Do you have anything to say to your readers?


Thank you for becoming a new fan. It means the world to me. And, please, stay in touch! Send me an email every now and then.

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Author Debbie Cassidy #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mum of three, full time writer and multi-tasker. I’m a total homebody who loves reading and gaming. The Xbox and board games are my go-to pastime activities. My ideal night out would be a yummy meal and a movie. Ideal night in would be to curl up with a book or gather around the huge dining table for a game of Lords of Waterdeep or Cutthroat Caverns. Basically, I’m a total geek, and so are my family.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, but back in the day it felt like a dream. I didn’t believe it would happen. I spent my spare time writing short stories and reading voraciously. The birth of independent publishing gave me the hope I needed to get my stories out there.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I watch a lot of supernatural dramas and shows, and I love mythology. I have a huge collection of books on mythology. I also tend to have very vivid story-like dreams, and I draw inspiration from all of these sources. My current work in progress is no different.

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What are you working on now?

The Deadside Reapers is a series about…you guessed it, reapers. But not your typical reapers. These reapers are demons born of Lilith’s bloodline. You’ll find fallen angels, loup garou, witches Grigori, a talking python and a sassy ghost.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh gosh, yes, although I didn’t know this until my daughter pointed it out. I was wincing super hard the other day and she asked me what was wrong. I’d literally just wrote that the heroine was wincing. So apparently, I make faces based on what I’m writing. Thank god she hasn’t caught me writing a sex scene!

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What are your hopes for the future?

I just want to continue to write stories that take readers on wonderful journeys. It makes me so happy when readers enjoy my books and it makes me happy to write them.

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

Do your research before you hit publish. Make sure you know the market you intend to write in. Don’t just hit publish and expect your book to sell. There are way too many great books languishing on Amazon unseen due to lack of visibility. Write a great book but do the work to make sure it gets seen. Best of luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading my books. Thank you for supporting me with your kind words and your encouragement and thank you for being as crazy about my characters as I am. I love you.

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Sassy Witch #review

Sassy Witch: Bitchin Coven Book One by Madeline Fay

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The smell of Magnolias was all it took to bring the rush of childhood memories back.

The good ones and the bad.

But mostly, the memories are the ones I push away, not because they are bad, but because they remind me of everything I left behind.

I have returned home after five long years but is my heart ready to handle what’s to come? Can I handle being this close to the only two men I have ever loved?

Unfortunately I have bigger things to deal with, like who wants the witches in my Coven killed …

Author Milly Taiden #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Milly Taiden

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My name is Milly Taiden and I love writing romance. I tend to go for paranormal and fantasy but love aliens and contemporary as well. All romance is amazing. I love watching murder shows even though it scares my husband and I think he worries I’m planning to murder him at some point 😂

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been writing since I learned to write. Stories have always been such a part of me that I can’t think of a time I never made up stories in my head. It was my life. I was always a quiet kid and lived in my head a lot.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My Crystal Kingdom series is my newest one and my inspiration was my kids to be honest. They’re such fun crazy children and all have such unique ways of viewing life I used some of their character traits to create a new world.

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What are you working on now?
Currently, I am working on a new PDA and another Geek as well as a Reverse Harem. Busy busy times.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?
I lose focus quickly and easily so my only quirk is to try to keep things quiet to ensure I stay focused.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly, my only hope is that people continue to enjoy the books I write and that I can continue to make reading fun for whoever picks up my books.

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

Advice would be to get a really good editor and to be open to whatever they suggest. Don’t be close-minded and remember that you learn the more you write. Your style will change in months and years so be flexible to learning new things.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want to thank my readers for everything. They’re amazing and help keep a girl going when she’s down and feeling low. It’s the reviews and emails letting me know how much they enjoy my books that push me daily to keep writing. So thank you all.
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Fae King
The Crystal Kingdom, Book 1
Jerrek Valsys was quite literally cursed. In life and in love. With no wife to see him through those long lonely nights and no way to help tame the beast that currentlyresides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

resides inside him, he’d spent years waiting on his mate with a glowing rock to show up. Seriously. He had. Because the prophecy told him so. But when his beast comes out and finds its mate, he may have to forget about that whole prophecy thing. Even if it
means he has to give up his crown as the Fae King.

Kaia Cutestone’s life sucks. She has a job with no future and lives with her dead-beat, soul-sucking brother. The only good things in her life are her friends Jen and Avery. It’s
too bad the three of them have just been kidnapped with fairy dust. Yes. Tinkerbell type fairy dust. All Kaia has going for her at this point is that she just ran into the most gorgeous man she’s ever seen. He’s smoking hot, a little dark and dangerous, and
she can’t stop thinking about him naked.

Thanks to her love of shifter romance novels, Kaia might be the only person on the planet who can help Jerrek tame his beast and keep him from killing more people. Kaia may not
have a glowing rock but she sure is rocking an old ugly necklace. But is that enough to get her a happily ever after and help find her friends?

Reader Note: **This is the start of a fun, action-packed and smokin’ hot new trilogy. If you’re a fan of fae, elves, and all fantasy creatures, pick this one up. Shifter lovers,
never fear, Milly’s got a sexy alpha ready for you.**

Milly Taiden

New York Times
and USA Today Bestselling Author

Girls with Curves, Guys with Fur

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods – Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno #newrelease

Did you know that you need dino shifters in your life? I didn’t. Now I can’t live without them.

The books goes live tomorrow.

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Dances With Raptors by Poppy Woods

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Blurb:

The next matriarch has been chosen. . .

Sage has never wanted anything other than the freedom to live her own life, but when she is chosen as the next Matriarch of her people, everything changes. Sent on a journey to pass the tests of her ancestors, Sage must find her place in this world even though she doesn’t know if she believes in the very spirits who chose her for the position.

As if her life isn’t complicated enough, she finds herself on the run with a pack of raptor shifters. Sage’s newfound allies are dangerous predators but the attraction she feels to them is undeniable.

With a new threat to the peninsula, Sage has her work cut out for her. No one said being the Matriarch would be easy.

Can she make it back to her people with her body–and her heart–in tact? Can she stop the traders who threaten her very way of life?

With Kishil, Talon, and Elu at her side, maybe she can . . .

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*This is a reverse harem #whychoose romance set in the dinoverse. Due to steamy dinoshifters this story is not suitable for anyone under 18.

*M/M content

*The heroine has multiple love interests and does not have to choose.

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Rexes and Robbers by Kendra Moreno

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Rowena Wickham only wanted one thing: freedom. But the Wild West is a brutal place filled with dinosaurs and outlaws. With no other option, Rowena became one of the very outlaws the West is ran by, and she made her own mark on the world.

With too many mouths to feed in her crew, the Free Outlaws, Rowena has no choice but to hit something big, the place that was rumored to be equal between dinosaurs and humans alike, Embertown. She never expected the bank owner to be a tyrannosaurus rex. She certainly never expected the same of the Sheriff.

But Rowena has a bigger problem. Not only is she dangerously attracted to the men she plans to rob, but Les ‘The Croc’ Chambers is headed towards Embertown, and Ro will do anything to escape his claws.

Rowena just has to rob the bank under the clever noses of Sheriff Bennett and Virgil King, and skip town before they notice.

Easier said than done.

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**Rexes & Robbers is a ménage book within the Dinoverse and includes a tough outlaw and some sexy tyrannosaurus rex shifters. If bank robbery isn’t your thing, don’t worry, Ro has you covered. **

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Authors Athena Phoenix & Caia Daniels #interview

Please give a warm welcome to authors Athena Phoenix & Caia Daniels

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Tell us a bit about yourself

CaiAthena is an ambitious word whorder who loves to flirt with deadlines. That aside, I’m also a hopeless romantic. Daniel is also a hopeless romantic, who knows that Love is the way for everything. I also love flirting with deadlines, because look how sexy they are, would you? (See? Daniel’s got a much better sense of humor than me! -CaiAthena. I can be a bit too serious at times, and Daniel knows how to lighten me up! Together, we use our own ‘second chance love story,’ inspiring us to give HEA’s to our characters. We love writing urban fantasy and especially contemporary erotic romance like our ongoing Boys of Summer series which includes all standalone stories that do not need to be read together, although if you do read them all, you get more insight into Madame Summerlan West!

Most importantly, Daniel and I write love stories that celebrate love, so we take pride in writing with a pro-feminist message, and creating badass leading ladies who never need to be saved and who have the power to heal and to save the world all by themselves. We also love writing outside the box relationships such as Poly, Ménage and RH, as well as featuring diverse characters including LGBTQ, characters of color and those with rich or diverse backstories to tell. #LoveIsLove, and only love can save the world, as Wonder Woman once said, therefore all our stories at their core are about how love heals us in whatever shape it takes in our lives.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

CaiAthena: I’ve always been a storyteller, but I came into authorhood a little late. I started out wanting to write for magazines, then looked into working in acquisitions for a publishing houses. Eventually, I had this story idea that just wouldn’t go away. That’s when my entire life changed. My story was finally ready to be written, so I wrote it. Coincidentally, it’s also when Daniel and I were reunited… he read my book, flew across the country to visit me again for the first time in 20 years, and the rest is history. Daniel: I’ve found that I tend to teach people things, often without realizing it. For me, it’s about relating things I know to others in a way they can comprehend, and hopefully with heart. I started flirting with writing (I’m such a flirt!) a couple of years before I found CaiAthena again, but never really buckled down to finish anything. Mostly because I didn’t know how. She taught me many things about writing and convinced me to start co-writing with her. The rest is history. And our future! ♡

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently writing the Clash of Queens series. My inspiration was a combination of my disgust with the current state of the world and the greediness of some humans. As a former teacher, we taught ‘The Most Dangerous Game’ about an ex-military man who got bored with hunting large game, so he moved on to hunting people. My ‘what if’ came when I got into the Fated Mates set and was charged with writing a shifter book. I thought ‘what if these trophy hunters got bored and started hunting shifters? It seemed like the ultimate game to me, and that’s where the premise of Clash of Queens was born. I also am saddened by the state of female relationships in the world. We should be lifting each other up but instead, most woman consider each other ‘competition’ and that’s where the title, ‘Clash of Queens’ plays in. What if multiple women were all queens in their own right, but had differing agendas and thoughts on what it means to lead an army or a species of people? That led into creating Arcadia, the heroine of my story. And I love her!

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What are you working on now?

As I’m a habitual word whorder, so I always have multiple projects in progress. In addition to writing as Athena Phoenix, I also co-write with my husband Daniel as Caia Daniels. We’re co-writing quite a few projects in the coming year, and those are all in the planning stages. They include an Urban Fantasy dystopian series called NOLA Wars with April Canavan, a series that’s dear to my heart about an extinct line of wolf shifters to be co-written with the amazing Carmen Fox, and of course, Daniel and I are always writing Boys of Summer stories as well as our PNR series about the mother of all humanity. That series will be our career shaker, and I cannot wait to get it all written and published… so stay tuned!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

CaiAthena: Lately, I have to ‘go under’ as I say by jamming out to music with my headphones in. And I have to have a drink, or I’ll die. Other than that, trying to fend off needy children (I have two teenagers and a 9-year old with Autism) is my side job. Daniel: I bring her many drinks!

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What are your hopes for the future?

CaiAthena: I hope to be writing full time by the time my youngest daughter graduates HS. My bucket list is to find an agent, a publisher, and maybe become a spec writer for a publisher. And to make the NYT bestseller list with a solo title. Other than that, I ‘might’ pursue an MFA in creative writing so I can teach college or perhaps just offer writing courses and seminars online somehow. Maybe write craft books, too. Daniel: I hope to become good enough to only need light editing, instead of hoping CaiAthena doesn’t hate me by the end of each first draft. That, and I plan on writing a few solo novels of my own someday soon.

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

CaiAthena: 1 – Write an entire series before publishing it. I made the mistake of writing first in series books and got surprisingly busy trying to market them, then got even more busy writing other first in series stories. Many readers won’t even touch a series until it’s complete. 2 – Hire an editor, no matter how good you think you are. When I published my first book, I already had a Master’s in English Ed yet my editor then was invaluable. I had no idea I had done so many things wrong. They’re def. worth the money. 3 – Keep writing. We get better the more we write, so don’t think if the first few books don’t do well that it means you should stop. Writing is more than a talent, it’s a skill that gets better with time. Keep going. You’ll learn something new with every book you write. Daniel: Listen to CaiAthena. That, and make sure you put heart into your writing, not just technique. Anyone can paint-by-numbers, but true artists bleed for their craft. Do the same, it heals eventually.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We love you. We truly, honestly do. You’re a huge reason why we do what we do, and why we’ll keep writing until they bury our moldy corpses. Maybe even after. They have Word in Heaven, don’t they?

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Fated Mates Box Set: Clash of Queens, Book 1 in the Clash of Queens Series

Chasing Tigers by Athena Phoenix, featured in Fate’s Call, a FREE anthology

Prophecy of Magic Box Set: Of Magic and Lies, Book 1 in the NOLA Wars, Resurgence Series by Caia Daniels & April Canavan

Merlot: A Boys of Summer MMF Ménage Short Story

Something Wicked: A Boys of Summer RH Short Story

The Naughty List: A Boys of Summer RH Short Story

Tempting the Huntress

Cursed

Athena Phoenix & Caia Daniels

Authors Caia Daniels and Athena Phoenix, AKA CaiAthena, is a blissfully married writing team living their very own second chance romance. After growing up in the same small town where neither really fit, even having dated for a week, these soul mates followed their own paths, but eventually, the universe propelled them back together. Both lovers of fictional realms, they discovered a mutual passion in penning socially conscious love stories that often inspire and sometimes scintillate their reader’s wildest fantasies.

CaiAthena strongly believes in the feminist agenda, and their writing reflects that. Every story features strong female characters that never need to be saved and always deserve to be worshiped – both out in the world and behind closed playroom doors. Strongly believing that only love can save the world, CaiAthena strives to represent all types of relationships including Polyamory, Ménage, Reverse Harem, LGBTQ, and BDSM dynamics. Their favorite genres to write include true-to-life Contemporary Erotic Romance & Urban Fantasy.

Welcome to our playground… where playing pretend never felt so naughty.

Command The Moon by Kathryn Moon is #FREE May 19th.

Command The Moon by Kathryn Moon is FREE May 18 & 19th.

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The Nikolaev witches have always been outcasts on Swans Island. Useful for entertaining the tourists with their fortune telling and spells, but held at arms length out of suspicion. But for Zoya Lane, witchcraft is her life, from morning until night. Even her dreams are flooded with the visions of her pesnya dushi, the person whose life threads are forever tied with hers.

Unfortunately for her that person is Johnny Sharpe, and he’s burned her more times than she cares to count. While she can’t escape the visions of him at night, she would at least like to keep him out of her waking hours. When Johnny returns to the island, it’s clear he has different ideas and a heart determined to make her forgive him.

To complicate her love life, there’s a new mysterious man in her dreams. He arrives to her house handsome, powerful, and with definitely questionable motives. Is he here because he’s Zee’s soulmate or does it have something to do with Aunt Nadia, the house ghost and the closest thing Zee’s had to a mother?

When the protective wards on the house and island start cracking, Zee’s emotions are more tangled than ever. It’s going to take everything Zee has to keep her home and aunt’s spirit safe from a threat more powerful than she could have possibly imagined. No matter what the dreams say, she can’t imagine Johnny sticking with her through what’s to come.

This book is a magical ménage romance novel at 96,000+ words and is intended for audiences 18+ in age. There is mature content.

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Author Madeline Fay #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Madeline Fay

A little bit about myself

I love long walks on the beach, bubble baths and of course sushi… Wait! My bad! Wrong interview. Ha ha all very true though.

Oh man. How does one describe themselves? Well, I help plan weddings as my day job and at night in the shadows I like to pretend I’m batman. I have an obsession with batman and cheese. I’m just a regular odd ball. I practically live in a zoo with my two dogs, three cats, four chickens, two ducks, and my husband who I love dearly. I try to find humor in everything. I like to think I’m a hippy at heart since I love everything seventies related, velvet and colors. Right on!

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Did I always want to become an author?

Yes, in high school I wrote a lot of short stories. I didn’t dream that big when it came to my writing career. I put it all on the back burner because to be honest I didn’t think I was good enough to become an author. I switched through careers, trying to find that one thing that makes me happy. Bringing my characters to life brought me so much joy to have others step into the worlds I create. Best feeling ever.

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Inspiration

I have always had a thing for the paranormal. If I could, I would start a paranormal investigation team and go ghost hunting. Reading other authors romance books, it clicked one day that I need to write something along the lines of dark yet still love-y dove-y. In came Eve, one of the main characters, she is strong and powerful. She can overcome any obstacle in her way, but still needs that one guy who will challenge and provide strength for her. Actually, the character John Wick was a lot of inspiration for Killian, another main character. Silent, moody, strong, and a bit on the dark side.

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Working on right now

Currently working on book two of the Hell’s Apocalypse series, hopefully coming summer 2019. I have another side project of a college romance. Not revealing too much right now. Trying to write both books at the same time is a challenge but so rewarding. Also a RH Fairytale romance is in the works, it’s going to be amazing!

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Quirks for writing

I have to have music playing when writing. Doesn’t matter what songs, from heavy metal to rap. All depends on the scene. Charlie Puth is a big involvement when writing, he sings through most of my chapters. I also need to have a relaxing environment, from my coffee shop in town to my home office with my sage and crystals. I’m all about the positive energy.

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Future plans

Don’t plan but fly off the seat of my pants. One step at a time, but I hope to continue to write all different kinds of genre books.

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To new authors

To all new authors out there… Keep writing. Never give up, never surrender. Write your freaking heart out even when you feel hopeless and doubt yourself. Your book will make a difference in someone’s life.

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To my readers

To my wonderful readers: Without you, none of this would have happened. You bring me great joy when I read your reviews. You might be a fan but I’m a fan of yours too. Thank you so much!!

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Author Lily Harlem #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Lily Harlem

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Thank you for inviting me today! I’m a full time author of steamy romance, and have been at it for ten years now, ever since I finished a creative writing course with Cardiff University. I still live in Wales and adore it, even though I’m not Welsh these lovely people have adopted me. I’ve been blessed with awards, claimed the #1 spot on Amazon lists numerous times, and hit the USA Today Bestseller list in December 2018. You can find out more about me (and grab a free ebook – HIRED, first in my HOT ICE series) on my website.

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It’s always been in the back of my mind though I had an 18 year career as a nurse first. I loved nursing, and many of my books have a medical slant to them because of my experiences.

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I’m heavily into Vikings at the moment, simple really, I became obsessed with the TV show ‘Vikings’ and it grew from there.

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I’m writing a spin-off novel from my popular reverse harem series THE CHALLENGE it’s titled THE BOYS and gives Harry, Evan, Raul, Mason and Lucas a chance to have their say about living in a harem. It’s set five years on from the end of BREAKAWAYS. You can grab book #1 CASTAWAYS for just 99c/99p. The
entire series is on KU.

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To be able to keep writing…

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Have a go at submitting to anthologies. It’s a great way to hone your skills with shorter stories and introduces you to other authors and readers. This is a great place to find calls for subs – Erotica Readers.

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Yes, come and join my VIP group on Facebook, we have a lot of fun there with hot pics, gossip and loads of freebies and contests.

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Viking Harem – (working title) coming soon. To get an alert, follow me on Amazon.

Viking Anthology – also coming soon

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Lily Harlem – All Things Menage and Reverse Harem

Author Renee Rose #interview

Please give a warm welcome to USA Today Bestselling Author Renee Rose

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I’m Renee Rose, a USA today bestselling author who writes steamy kinky romance with alpha males and hot domination. I’m probably best known for my bestselling mafia romance series Vegas Underground, the Bad Boy Alphas series (sexy alpha shifters!) and Zandian Masters /Zandian Brides series (alien slave domination).

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Always! I was an avid reader by kindergarten and always always wanted to write my own books, it just took me a while to get here. 🙂

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I adore dangerous men– bad boys, super spies, etc. My new mafia series Vegas Underground features tough, dominant, scary men and the feisty heroines who bring them to their knees.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a bad boy alpha book, Alpha’s Prey. It features a bear shifter mountain man and the curvy scientist he has to rescue from a storm.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t have an orderly brain, so this doesn’t make sense, or maybe it’s why I have to write this way, but I really prefer to write a book linearly. Otherwise I feel like I lose the story and emotional threads.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to keep growing my readership and launch a YA paranormal series.

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

Write what you love. Love what you write. That’s all it takes, really, but it’s easy to get into doubt and judgment, which kills your creation.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I f-ing love my readers. I am so grateful every day that I have an audience for my books. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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