Adamant Spirits: A 2022 Charity Anthology For Ukraine #amreading

Adamant Spirits: A 2022 Charity Anthology of Romantic Urban Fantasy, Science Fiction & Paranormal Romance For Ukraine

Get swept away by more than 1,000 pages of romantic urban fantasy, sci-fi romance, and paranormal romance from bestselling authors – all to help Ukrainian refugees affected by the recent tragedy.

Featuring more than 40 authors, including New York Times and USA Today bestsellers, the Adamant Spirits charity anthology includes more than 42 novellas, novelettes, short stories, and exclusive sneak-peek chapters. Stories range in heat level from mild to scorching. Most importantly, all proceeds (100%) will be donated to the International Rescue Committee (or a similar charity should IRC become unavailable), which in turn will be directed to supporting humanitarian efforts on behalf of the Ukrainian people.

Authors featured include: Eva Chase, Honey Phillips, Anna Carven, Tana Stone, Michele Mills, G.K. DeRosa, Ella Blake, Hattie Jacks, T.K. Eldridge, Grace Goodwin, Debbie Cassidy, Kel Carpenter & Aurelia Jane, Leslie Chase, Jade Waltz, May Sage & Alexi Blake, Sara Fields, Veronica Scott, Ashley McLeo, Jessica Wayne, Tameri Etherton, and many more!

Adamant Spirits is only available for a limited time, so don’t miss your chance to own this incredible anthology and support a very important cause.

The anthology organizers and participating authors are not affiliated or endorsed by the charity.

Maggie Alabaster, G. Bailey, Elle Beaumont, Katherine Bennet, Alexi Blake, Ella Blake, Claudia Blood, Jessica M. Butler, Demelza Carlton, Kel Carpenter, Alora Carter, Anna Carven, Debbie Cassidy, Eva Chase, Leslie Chase, Sarah M. Cradit, G.K. DeRosa, T.K. Eldridge, Tameri Etherton, Sara Fields, Grace Goodwin, Jen L. Grey, Miranda Honfleur, Hattie Jacks, Aurelia Jane, Alana Khan, Lea Kirk, Lisa Kumar, K.N. Lee, Jen Lynning, Ashley McLeo, Michele Mills, Chloe Parker, Vee R. Paxton, Honey Phillips, Candace Robinson, Rebecca Rode, May Sage, Veronica Scott, Tana Stone, Julia Vee, Maria Vermisoglou, Jade Waltz, Jenni Ward, Jessica Wayne, Calla Zae

Complete Series PNR RH 30

Steel Demons MC

The Collapse changed everything. Good men became killers. Strong women became property. And every day turned into a fight for survival.

I once dreamed of becoming a nurse. That dream went up in flames the same day I graduated nursing school, when women were banned from holding any kind of medical license.

Now as an unlicensed medic, I travel what was once the southwestern United States, trading medical services for food, transportation, and shelter with the hopes of reaching Canada.

Because the United States is no more. And the lawless land that’s replaced it is a deadly place for a woman.

My worst fear comes true when I’m captured by the Steel Demons MC, the most ruthless biker gang in the Southwest. These men thrive on the violence and chaos brought on by the Collapse, and they’re eager to unleash it all on me.

It doesn’t even matter that the President’s dog likes me. I’m as good as dead.

Sons of Anarchy meets The Handmaid’s Tale in this dystopian reverse harem adventure! This wild ride is not for the faint of heart and contains adult themes that may be triggering.

Her Freaks: The Complete Series

Enjoy over 1000 pages of excitement in one box set! This set contains the full three books in Her Freaks series— Circus Save Me, Taming The Ringmaster, and Walking The Tightrope — plus extra never before published scenes!

It’s been over thirty years since the bombs dropped that almost decimated the planet. The fallout changed not only the animals and the landscape, but the people too. Freaks they called them; outcasts of society and hunted for their powers. The Circus has the only people to openly flaunt them, offering a haven for the lost and the damned.

Rhea works for a powerful man in the male-dominated world and she is treated no better than a slave.

Until one day she saves a stranger and it changes her life forever.

Will Rhea find her place within the freaks, or will this be her final show?

Five Crowns, Complete Series

Four smoking hot Dragon Princes who don’t know how to share. One fiery mate with a secret. A smoldering bond that puts the Empire in peril.

I never expected to wake up in some strange land full of terrifying shape-shifting creatures where I’m the prey.

Just as I’m gearing myself up to fight back, a Dragon man swoops to my rescue. He is stunningly gorgeous. Alluring as hell. And a nephew of the Emperor.

He takes me to the castle that he shares with his three cousins. All of them powerful and intimidating Dragon warriors, all insanely hot.

As much as their rough beauty excites me, I can’t let that distract me. I need to stay alert even though the Princes promise they will protect me. But who will protect me from them when they start fighting over me, each intending to make me his mate?

While I’m trying my best to prevent a raging war between my possessive dragons, the deadly secrets of the Kingdoms come to light. Suddenly I become the number one enemy for their evil uncle, the Emperor.

My four suitors receive direct orders to eliminate me.

Disobeying means treason.
Treason is punishable by death.

There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to protect myself and the Kingdoms I learned to love. But will my Dragons put their lives on the line for me? Or will their legendary arrogance burn the whole Empire to the ground?

Bound By Darknes

Born of the undead. An Impossibility. The daughter of a vampire.

Left at an orphanage with a cheap piece of costume jewelry as the only clue to my past, I had no idea who, or what, I really was. The necklace was an amulet, one coveted by all vampire-kind, one they were more than willing to make me die for.
A chance encounter in my tattoo shop leads me down a path that there would be no returning from. Thrown into a world I could never have imagined existed, and to three guys that I would have never considered being with, I needed to accept this new part of me or risk losing it all.
When the blood starts to flow, will I have what it takes to face my destiny before it’s too late?

This book has been re-edited and reformatted, with new bonus scenes, however was previously published as part of the Amulet of Queens Series.

Immortal Hunters MC

I am an experiment, data to be collected, nothing but a number.

At least that was how my life had been until I was rescued by the most unlikely group of men.

Rescued might be too strong a word though.

The men of the Immortal Hunters Motorcycle Club aren’t exactly friendly. And when I find myself locked in a cage, yet again, I begin to question their intentions. They aren’t a regular MC though. Yes, they are heartless, merciless, violent, chaotic… but it’s all in the name of saving humans from supernaturals.

These men are tortured, each one stuck living with the demons of their pasts, and some of the sexiest men I’ve ever seen. Even if they are a little psychotic.

I can’t get attached though. Not when my life is on the line. And definitely not when I find out that I might be more dangerous than all of them combined.

Perfect for fans Sons of Anarchy and Supernatural! VAN HELSING RISING is a paranormal reverse harem with a tough group of supernatural bikers that might be a little psychotic, but they can’t resist the heroine. If you’re in the mood for some alpha men, and a kickbutt woman, click to grab your copy!

Lost Fae

One minute, I’m just an innocent, brave, beautiful young woman chasing down an evil vampire. The next, three sexy Fae jerks abduct me from my life of slaying vamps and saving puppies.

Okay, okay. I’m not particularly innocent. The beautiful part is really dependent on the lighting. And some people say ‘brave’, some people say ‘stupid’. Whatcha gonna do? Everybody’s got haters, even the toughest Hunter in Washington, D.C.

I’ve got amnesia, and my memories all begin five years ago. So I don’t remember these cocky Fae princes, with the smoldering eyes and painfully good looks.

But they definitely remember me. They say I’m the true heir to the throne. But these sexy jerks are hiding some kind of secret from me. There’s trouble back in Faerieland (They hate it when I say that).

Someone stole my tiara right off my head, erased my memories and shoved me through the portal to your world. And it’s time for me to find out why, with these powerful Fae males by my side—no matter how unhappy we are to be stuck together.

Scroll up and download now to escape into the Fae world with Alisa and the Fae princes, her new reluctant besties.

Fires of the Fae series

After a long war between the elves and humans, Morrowmer is a land full of divided people.

Finally free from decades of captivity, Annalise, a high elf, is on the run.
Moving from refugee camp to refugee camp, she keeps to herself. These places are dangerous, especially for an elf. One night, the camp is attacked by strange, ferocious beasts. She should flee, but when she stops to save a human, she alters her fate forever.

Stolen and taken to a new land, she discovers there is so much more going on than she first thought. A great darkness is about to descend on the Fae Lands and she might be the only one who can save them all.

Can Annalise rise from the ashes of her past and become the person she was born to be?

This is slow burn reverse harem and is aimed at readers 18+. There are some scenes that some readers may find upsetting.

The Harem of Freaks series box set

When I join the circus, the last thing I expect is to fall in love…
The craziest part? It’s with shifters.

I ran away from my abusive home on my eighteenth birthday and never looked back. Working at the traveling carnival is my chance for escape, for joy and independence. Or so I thought.

But there’s more to this circus than I expected. Monsters lurk in the shadows. Those with fangs and claws, and the men who profit from trafficking them.

Shifters are real, and they’re people who need my help. The lone wolf protecting his pups. The tattooed dragon with a wicked tongue. And the prickly tiger who keeps me at arm’s length.

Captured and exploited, they’re furious at being paraded as circus attractions. They might be monsters, but they’re also men. My men. Together, we must stop the shifter trade for good.

I may not have fangs or claws, but it turns out I have magic of my own. And I’m not afraid to use it.

Because these monsters? They’re all mine.

Harem of Freaks is a complete paranormal reverse harem series with adult scenes, including M/M content.

Unlocked Series

A CURSE BROKEN, A BLOODLINE FAILED…
Some might know her as a moody bitch. Which is understandable. Daria Locke earned that title when her mother died and passed down the maternal legacy—Pandora’s box.
She puts a new meaning to split personality disorder. It’s hard enough starting the day without coffee, never mind creation’s most dangerous secrets whispering in her ear. That’s right, the box is no longer a real box. Hasn’t been for centuries. Instead, the demons once trapped in darkness now live inside Daria, listening to her every thought, seeing her every action. So, yes. You could say she’s pretty close with Hope, Betrayal, Truth, Misery and Death.
When ancient hunters discover her secret and let the deadly cats out of the bag, will she be able to corral five demons with the ultimate case of cabin fever? On top of wrangling the world’s worst behaved man-children, Daria has to fight for her life as an ancient foe rises to bring destruction to the Earth.
Can she keep the family secrets safe? Or will the enemy turn her lovers against her and bring chaos to the world on an apocalyptic scale?
…CHAOS WILL REIGN.

*This book is a Reverse Harem Romance containing adult themes, and therefore is only appropriate for those 18 years of age and older.

Torn to Bits: A Mafia/MC Shifter Romance

***This is the third book to release in the Kingdom of Wolves collection, but it CAN BE READ ON ITS OWN. You do not need to read any of the other stories in the Kingdom of Wolves collection to enjoy this book. However, Torn to Bits will continue in Ripped To Shreds.***

One prisoner, three warring, psychotic princes, and ninety days to choose between them…

Or claim them all

Totemic Wolves rule the north.

Fenrir Wolves rule the west.

And Lycans rule the east.

As the lone Bitten faction, we’re considered a dying race. Relegated to the dry south, we’re predicted to only last a few more years before complete annihilation.

Until the three gangs that rule our city—unbeknownst to the humans—offer an ultimatum: me for our pack’s survival.

I have ninety days to choose a husband from one of the very wolf packs that ridicule and kill us for sport. Ninety days to choose the man I wish to spend the rest of my life with.

From the cold-blooded werewolf prince, to the playboy feral, to the aloof Lycan.

These men…

They think I’m prey—nothing more than a plaything for them to discard.

They’re going to find out that I’m their queen, their alpha, and it’s time they bow to me.

This is a reverse harem romance featuring one badass female lead and three sexy, possessive werewolf princes. It contains an enemies-to-lovers theme, strong language, and sexual situations. This story will conclude in Ripped to Shreds.

Complete Series PNR RH 28

Secrets of Summerland: The Complete Summerland Stories

Lucy Carson isn’t really looking forward to her honeymoon in Summerland. Can she still call it a honeymoon if her fiance left her at the altar? Probably not. To make matters worse, the bed and breakfast won’t let her keep her reservation now that she’s single.

But the residents of Summerland, the strangely idyllic and drowsy oceanside town, are happy to have her come to visit. And in a town where all the residents are young and stunningly beautiful, there’s plenty to enjoy. Things might start looking up for Lucy with neighbors like these, and maybe Summerland is the perfect place for her. If only it didn’t feel…too good to be true.

When Summerland reveals an unexpected dark side at the summer festival, Lucy discovers the truth of the town is too big and impossible to be believed.

Is it time to pack up and return home, or are the benefits of Summerland, and the men she’s met, worth the risk of staying?

Secrets of Summerland includes the entire Summerland Series as a complete standalone, including the bonus short Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Disaster Zone Jones

Tornados, sinkholes, lightning strikes, explosions, a drain pipe full of bees… I’ve been there though them all. But it’s not my fault!

My “Dizzy, time to get the heck out of dodge” senses are well-honed, so can you blame a gal for pounding pavement when a herd of hunks are hot on her trail?

Okay, maybe you can. Maybe it’s your dream to get tackled by a heaping helping of beefcake; hopelessly pinned beneath them, at the mercy of multiple sets of hands and lips and eyes trapping you and demanding attention. Me? I just want to make it through the day without doing too much damage.

Seriously, it’s not my fault!

You see, I’m cursed to always be cursed. Somebody wants to get revenge on you when I’m in town? Well TOUGH LUCK because they’re getting revenge on me instead! Thank you for that weekend of all-foods-are-extra-spicy, unknown stranger. No, that’s okay, person-who-tried-to-make-someone-else-unable-to-wear-clothes-ever-again, I don’t mind a fine breeze between my lady bits. And to you, asshole casserole who tried to literally kill me last week? Well… you can get bent. That’s honestly just rude.

Usually my curse comes with a side of disaster, and after really, really hurting more than one person… well… I’ve been on a never-ending, cross-country, don’t-look-back-just-keep-on-running-away tour for pretty much forever. Sure, it’s lonely, but never setting down roots means never getting caught, or killed. At least I’ve got my furry best friend Aria-don’t know what I’d do without her.

Per usual, my hotel just happened to burn down this morning so it looks like I’d best get to gettin’ while the gettin’s still good, ya get it? Just one itsy-bitsy-teensie-weensie-purple-haired-and-no-bikini problem…. I may have accidentally sort of kind of tied myself to those hunks I mentioned earlier and may or may not literally be unable to go anywhere without at least one of them. Oops! And maybe I sort of kind of like them enough to not want them to get murdered in my superstorm of chaos. Double oops.

Sigh. Friggin’ Tuesdays, am I right?

This is a medium burn paranormal reverse harem romance with explicit scenes of violence, sex, and abuse that may be triggering for some. There is mild M/M included in this book and will progress as the story does. All sexual situations in this book are consensual. It is the first book in a series within an overall world epic, but it does not end in a cliffhanger. Hope happily for now is your jam! Please be aware that this is recommended for readers 18+

The War and Deceit Series

‘My name is 625.
At least, that’s the number branded into my skin, the only identity I have.
My real name, whatever it was, was stripped from me when I was sold into slavery at age eight.
I am now 20, and no more than property, my only purpose working in the palace.
Until the day I meet him.’

The Elves and Humans have been at war for millennia.
No one even remembers why or how it started.
When a slave girl is sent to clean in a forbidden part of the castle, she stumbles across a secret which could cost her life.
A captured Elf, sworn enemy of the Human people, forced into making Elven weaponry to fight against his own kin.

Will they see past the differences between their races and help each other to survive?

Or will their union only serve to stoke the fires of hatred?

This book is intended for audiences 18+ and contains some scenes of violence that some may find distressing.

Keepers of the Talisman

Demon sightings, missing girls, and dead witches.

As a paranormal investigator, Rayne is no stranger to the unknown. But when she embarks on her latest case, her life takes a turn toward the magical.

An ancient talisman and four sexy as hell Magical Keepers all but land in her lap, changing not only who she is, but what she will become. Rayne soon learns her newly acquired type of magic is sought out and destroyed. It might just seal her fate.
Caught in between her old life and learning to be a witch, Rayne will be forced to decide between ending a curse or walking away and risking the lives of herself and others. Toussaint, Leif, Aedan, and Maceo are just as unprepared to become Rayne’s Keepers as she is to embrace her magical powers.

Knowing she is the key to breaking the curse, can Rayne master her magic and fix what was broken?

The Secrets of Shifters 

My goddess has endless aspirations for my future.

I just don’t think tricking the Prince of Hell to fall in love with me was one of them…

Three sinfully sexy hellhound shifters plot the Prince’s murder while using me as their pawn to earn the trust of the royals. It’s a fool proof plan really.

Too bad it’s what they don’t know that will kill them.

Because I’m no ordinary shifter. My secrets are the deadly kind.

For now, I’ll be their greatest asset.

But in the end, I’ll be their imminent demise.

Emerald Lakes

Growing up in Emerald Lakes, population six hundred and eighty-two, had been safe and comfortable. Running my own magic shop and making a living off my green witchcraft, I have no complaints. Sure, there’s my ex, who never understood the word ‘no’, but there’s also the lovable and eccentric townspeople who feel more like one huge extended family, and let’s not forget my boy-crazed Gran who keeps us all on our toes.

…But something has apparently been missing, and the stars take it upon themselves to correct the problem, dropping four sexy men at my door. Well, not literally. They move into the apartment above my shop, so I’m their landlord. Drawn in by these mages who blew into town on a work assignment, a whole different kind of magic starts to grow between us, but my powers are doing things they shouldn’t, and there’s also a pesky prophecy to unravel.

Strange, unnatural things are brewing in Emerald Lakes, and I can’t ignore the sinking suspicion that something life-changing is headed my way.

Discovering a whole new world of magic, I can only hope I don’t lose myself in the madness.

This is a full-length romance novel. There is MM content. It ends on a cliffhanger and contains brief references to domestic violence and other themes that readers may find triggering.

The Yaga’s Riders

As with most beginnings, it started with death.

When I had nothing left to lose, I traveled to the hut in the woods; the one no one dared approach. The witch who lived there recognized the darkness in my soul and took me under her wing—to witness her reign of terror firsthand and eventually, to inherit her legacy as my own.

Now I’m the monster they fear; the one humans avoid at all costs. In this welcome isolation, I’ve attempted to forget my past and the future that was taken from me.

Until three men appear, somehow able to break through my protective wards and see me in my true form. While resistant to their intrusion, I recognize they may be the ones I’ve been waiting for—the ones I need to ascend to my full power.

Too bad I would rather grind their bones than invite them in.

But something is mysteriously devouring the forest, and I suspect the threat may be the same one I barely escaped many moons ago. If it is, he will find me a more worthy opponent than the last time we met.

I am the Yaga and I may be broken, but my edges are sharp.

The Yaga’s Riders is based on the folklore of Baba Yaga, with creative liberties taken.

Rise of the Witch is the first book in a steamy, paranormal romance saga featuring mysterious forces in magical woods, a legendary witch, and the three men destined to find her.

Multiple POV (including her men)
MM

This series is meant for readers 18 and over.
Beware: Cliffys ahead!

Possible triggers:
Sweary dialogue
Naughty humor
Graphic sex
Gore and violence
Reference to past sexual assault and pregnancy loss
Toxic masculinity
General weirdness and medium-dark elements

Darkness Rising

“Friends are like condoms. They protect you when things get hard.”

That’s what my five drool-worthy male best friends said when we were younger. But that was before we found out our souls were fated and that we were destined for more.

I don’t know if there’s a condom out there that’s strong enough to protect us from what’s coming our way now.

In the midst of natural disasters wreaking havoc on earth, we must claw our way out of the pit of grief we find ourselves in after a tragic loss, because another realm is counting on us to save it from a great evil.

The same evil that apparently killed us in a previous life, and is lurking closely in the shadows of this one.

Welcome to the disaster that is my life. Grab a seat and buckle up. Because no way am I letting us die in this life.


Author Note: Desolation is a novel that touches on some dark themes such as molestation at a young age and rape which may be triggering for some readers. This book has a 18+ warning.

Grey Witch 

Don’t summon demons drunk… How is that not the number one piece of advice in demonology textbooks?

Now I have a dead boss, a detective determined to pin me for the murder, and a vindictive demon trapped inside of a cat’s body is currently living in my bathtub.

Trying to prove my innocence while also dealing with some issues with an ex and his stupidly attractive fae friend isn’t proving a walk in the park either, but nothing is ever easy for a witch cursed with bad luck.

White magic can’t save me. Black magic will taint my soul. So what’s an unlucky witch like me to do?

-Urban Fantasy Reverse Harem-

The Vampire House War

One taste, and I’d never be the same…

I run a highly successful restaurant. I’m part of the local wolf pack. I work out. I date. I have friends. My life looks, and sounds perfect.

But once a month I leave it all behind, and run to him. Except, the minute I leave, the only thing I remember is the desperation that drives me back to his arms, time and time again.

My brother doesn’t know what I do, or where I go. He knows some of my secrets but not to the full extent. Lydia does, but Gray doesn’t know about Lydia. It’s a mess.

When I’m drawn into the world of the vampires, where four Houses rule everything, I quickly discover their world is not all it seems. It’s dark, and gory, fraught with complex relationships, and vengeful games that span years.

I have to lean on someone. Although I’m pretty sure I won’t survive them. It’s not my war to fight, but my heart will be its first casualty. My name is Faryn, and this is my story.

The Bitten Wolf is the first book in The Vampire House War. It is a fast, spicy read and our leading lady will not be forced into choosing who she gives her love to. She’ll probably be keeping them all. The vampires are a bloodthirsty and petty lot, so there’s plenty of blood and violence, trigger warning also includes stalking and deception.

The Vampire House War and is a shared universe with Cedar Mountain but this is all about the VAMPIRES. There is a crossover of characters but the MC focus is very different.

Author M.F. Moody #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author M.F. Moody

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Well, I’m a wife and Mum, ex-high school teacher, with a boy-child as well as 3 fur-babies. I’m Australian, but moved over to the UK back in 2015 due to my hubby’s work (he’s British, although we met and married in Australia).
I’ve lived up and down the east coast of Australia, and love to travel. I’ve been to every state (except for Western Australia) back home, have visited both islands of New Zealand, and have travelled to South Korea, France, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Eire (Republic of Ireland).
I’m the youngest of 3 girls, am a natural red-head, a typical Sagittarius and a typical Goat/Ram/Sheep (Chinese Zodiac), and I have absolutely *no* filter. I love reading, coffee, wine, reading, baking, sleeping, reading, writing, watching movies, and did I mention reading?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

In some shape or form, yes. I would love to write stories as a child, and my sisters and I would often make up our own little skits and stories and perform them. I wrote poetry and short stories as a teen, and have had several published in various places. I also wrote a blog when I first moved to the UK.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

A dream. Quite a few of the stories I’ve written or have in my ‘to be written’ pile are from dreams I’ve had. It came to me about 2 years ago, when there were a lot of the RH Academy/Bully books being written. I love shifters, always have, and I wanted to put my own twist on things – the characters are all adults (even if only by a year or so), there is a fated-mate rejection, and it’s a reverse-harem. Unfortunately for me, the book I was working on at that point in time (‘Disconnect’) wouldn’t let me write anything that wasn’t related to it. I wasn’t able to start writing my ‘Altered Shifters Universe’ books until August of last year.

What are you working on now?

I’m working on 2 projects at the moment. I’m going through the final edits for ‘Altered: Part Two’, in the hopes I can release it in May – it’s currently scheduled for a May 1st release, but I might need to push it back depending on how much work it needs. I’m also writing the first draft for ‘Mythic’, which was *supposed* to be the second book in that interlinked universe, but then ‘Altered’ was split into a duet rather than a standalone.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Music and coffee. I have several rather large mugs that I will guzzle from as I write, and I also have a pair of Razer Kraken (Kitty Edition) headphones that I wear while writing. They light up. I create a playlist for each major book/series I write, and at the moment, my Spotify playlist for my ‘Altered Shifters Universe’ has around 180 songs on it. Probably closer to 200, if I’m honest. I will zone out completely, and get *very* irritated if I’m interrupted, although I will stop fairly frequently for coffee and toilet breaks.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to be able to continue writing. I also hope that more people will find and enjoy my stories. I’d *love* to attend one of the big book events as an author, rather than as an attendeee, but at the same time, I don’t know if I’d ever be considered good enough to be invited. It’s a dream, a nice dream, but (at least in my mind) unlikely to be anything more than that.
I’d also love for one of my books/series to be picked up and gushed over by Ruby Dixon, Tiffany Roberts, Lillian Lark, Tate James, or a number of other authors I admire. Their opinion matters to readers, and if they comment on a book’s readability/enjoyment on their platforms, then that book is likely to see a spike in interest. Oh, and if I can get one of those mythical orange banners on Amazon, or even hit the NYT best-seller list, that would be a miracle, lol…

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

Find your people. Find other authors who are like you, and support and uplift each other. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT compare your journey to theirs, and vice versa. Encourage, uplift, share resources, leave reviews, promote yourself and each other. I was lucky enough to stumble on a wonderful group of authors who have encouraged, uplifted, advised, critiqued, sympathised, and just loved me for being me. There are enough haters out there who will try to tear you down (and unfortunately, some of them may even be other authors), but if you find your people, lick them. Slobber all over them and make them yours.
Also, not every negative comment is meant in a destructive way. Constructive criticism, while pointing out your mistakes/flaws, is meant to help you grow as a writer. Don’t just focus on the negative comments, look for that silver lining that a lot (but not all) will be trying to push. If you open yourself up to *constructive* criticism, and actually *listen* to the feedback and positive information someone is trying to impart, you’ll find yourself growing as an author. My books would be a lot crappier if I had ignored the constructive criticism I received when I first wrote them.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you. From the dark and depraved depths of my black and shrivelled little soul, thank you. Without you, without my readers, without all of your support, I’d still be sitting there wondering if I’d ever get around to publishing that book. So thank you.

Author J.A. Roles #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author J.A. Roles

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I’m USA Today Best Selling Author, J.A. Roles, from Manchester, UK.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve loved writing ever since I can remember. I’d always sit and write in journals and notepads every chance I got. So, yes I’ve always wanted to be an author.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I was driving across the moors (hills full of myth and legend) just outside of Manchester when I was hit by a flood of inspiration, and so my Pennine Prophecies series was born.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on the sequel to my debut vampire novel “The Awakening”. It also has three spin-offs for the rehabilitation centres for each supernatural creature, known as Institutes. The Shadow Institute for rogue vampires is titled, Beyond The Shadows. Lunar Institute is for werewolves to learn restraint. And the Institute of Leather Jackets for misbehaving witches and warlocks.

Do you have any quirks while working?

One thing I never do is plan. I let my characters guide me… so even I don’t know what shenanigans they’ll get up to next.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to expand the series and keep creating a world readers will love.

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

To keep writing and never give up.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I’m grateful to all of my readers for giving my books a chance and leaving amazing reviews. It means more than they know.

Pre-Order: Eat Your Heart Out 2: A Charity Romance Anthology #charity

Eat Your Heart Out 2: A Charity Romance Anthology

Are you ready for seconds?

Eat Your Heart Out is back for 2022 with 19 brand new standalone stories from bestselling romance authors. Pull up your chair and dig into a variety of drool-worthy stories! Whether you want to dip into something steamy, or nibble on something sweet, you’ll find your perfect match amongst the pages. It doesn’t matter whether you prefer your treats paranormal, contemporary or with a side of aliens, we have a dish for everyone.

All proceeds from the Eat Your Heart Out 2 will be donated to The Hunger Project.

This romance anthology contains stories by:

Arizona Tape
Calista Jayne
Danika Bloom
Demelza Carlton
Erin Bedford
Gwyn McNamee & Christy Anderson
Jade Waltz
Jessalyn Jameson
K. R. Max
Lacey Carter Andersen
Laura Greenwood
Lexie Miers
Linzi Basset
Margo Bond Collins
Mia Harlan
Rachel Everly
Skye MacKinnon
TB Mann
Zoey Indiana

Pre-Order: Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Stand For Ukraine: A Charity Anthology from The New Romance Cafe (Romance Café Collection Book 13)

Protect the innocent.

Provide for families.

We stand with Ukraine.

Across the globe authors have come together to provide stories filled with hope, heart and understanding, inspired by the events of February 2022.

STAND FOR UKRAINE is a collection of romance, women’s fiction and poetry. Proceeds go to Save the Children’s efforts to provide Ukrainian children with food, warmth, shelter and psychological support.

Authors:
Alana Ash, Ally Vance, Amabel Daniels, Amanda Cuff, A McCarty, Pandora Snow, Anna Klein, Anne Mercier, Annee Jones, April A. Luna, April D. Berry, M.A. Lee, A.M. Roark, Sarah Stein, Bee Murray, Riana Everly, Lesley Hoover, C.A. Rene, Caraway Carter, Cassie Simon, Christine Ashworth, Corinne M Knight, Danielle Pays, Dawn McGraw, Debra Elise, Diane Jones, Sharon A. Mitchell, Emery LeeAnn, EmKay Connor, Eva Moore, Ginger Ring, Dylan Quinn, Gwen Dylan, Daniel Cade Quinn, Harlow Layne, Harper Michaels, Heather D’Agostino, Heather Scarlett, Helena Novak, P.T. Macias, Carol Van Den Hende, Jakki Frances, Jane Suen, Jen Stevens, Jennifer M. Miller, JCC Downing, Tasha Blythe, J. P. Uvalle, Judith Lynne, K Leigh, Karigan Hale, Kari Ganske, Kasey Hill, Élodie Garroway, Katherine Moore, Katie Rae, K. R. S. McEntire, Kimberly Halstead, Kristie Leigh, Olivia Rhymer, Krystal Pena, Lisa Wells, M.Culler, S.C. Principale, Maida Malby, Zara M Baily, Mandy Bee, Margo Bond Collins, Maria Macdonald, Megan Ryder, M Jameson, Lissa Lynn Thomas, Merrie Destefano, Chele Maccabe, Michelle Iannarelli, Maya Lemaire, Leila Coltyn, Joslyn Westbrook, Kathleen Ryder, N.J. Ember, Aarti V Raman, A.R. Bell, Renee Dahlia, RJ Gray, Robin Andrews, Rosie Wylor-Owen, Rubi Jade, Liz Martinson, Candace Sams, Guinevere Jordan, Shannon O’Connor, Miranda Jameson, Simone Leigh, Skye MacKinnon, Skye Turner, Sofia Aves, Jo Seysener, J. T. Silver, Suki McMinn, Tanya Dawson, Tanya Nellestein, Taya Rune, T.R. Weatherly, T Wells Brown, Tina Glasneck, Toni Denise, Tracy Broemmer, Tracy Reed, Trinity Wood, Yolanda Olson, Zoey Indiana, Iuliana Foos, Melissa Riddell, Bria James, Rebel Carter, Remy Reigns, Emily Rose, Sabrina Silvers, Margaret Madigan, Andie Bale, Dakota Star, Jeanette Ford, Jenny Fenshaw, Anna Volkin, D.A. Nelson, Susan Horsnell, Sloane Nicole, M.A. Lee

Pre-Order: Wolves and Warriors: A Limited Collection of Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romances #charityanthology

Wolves and Warriors: A Limited Collection of Paranormal and Sci-Fi Romances

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What do shifters, monsters, and aliens have in common?

They’re the alpha men we crave.

Prepare to tame villains and bring kings to their knees. Travel to distant worlds and uncover dark secrets in these 20 stories by your favorite paranormal and sci-fi romance authors.

You can’t resist falling for these heroes, whether you like them dark and brooding, sweet and sensual, monstrous or beautiful. No matter what you’re craving, these hot alpha men are eager to please. Dive into never-before published stories of wolves fighting for their mates, warriors protecting their women, and so much more.

These authors don’t hold back on the steam, so if you’re ready to take the heat, claim your copy of Wolves and Warriors today!

Don’t wait. This anthology is available for a limited time only.

Wolves and Warriors is a charity anthology benefitting the Shy Wolf Sanctuary, a safe haven for injured, abandoned or neglected un-releasable wild and captive-bred exotic animals.

This limited anthology contains exclusive stories by:

Kathryn Ann Kingsley
Kathryn Moon
Rory Miles
Loxley Savage
Aleera Anaya Ceres
Loni Ree
Sara Ivy Hill
RuNyX
C.M. Nascosta
Lana Kole
Lyx Robinson
Chloe Gunter
Flora Quincy
Lydia Reeves & Xu-Ji Westin
Lydia Guleva
Leann Castellanos
Jinx Layne
Crystal Ash (writing as Sophie Ash)
Clarissa Bright
Chloe Parker

Author Kat Quinn #interview #newrelease

Please give a warm welcome to author Kat Quinn

Tell us a bit about yourself…

Oh hayyyyy, I’m Kat.  I like cats, bats, and tacos.  The last one didn’t rhyme, but I definitely feel as though it deserves recognition.

What has happened work wise since our last interview?

Well, since the first time we did one of these fancy chata-a-majigs, I finished up Dizzy’s series!  Which is super duper cool.  As many may guess from the magnificent Disaster Zone Jones herself, I am in possession of my own fancy ADHD brain, which comes with a lot of squirrel-centricities.  The great thing about that is that it helps me be really sporadic and creative, often finding links between totally unrelated things because my thoughts can zip around and ping off of a heckload of stuff all at once.  One of the limitations a lot of ADHD folks, like myself, need to be aware of… is that once something is ‘boring’ to us, we are super likely to abandon it, even if that’s before the project we were once obsessed with is fully finished.  The fact that I not only fully completed one book, but an entire series?!  And a short story that’s in an upcoming anthology?  And still have a TON of enthusiasm left in the tank for this?!  It’s an ADHD miracle.  Which I attribute to being fully aware of what I want to do (keep writing), and how to get there (never push against my interests, always follow them to where they lead me and never make this feel ‘boring.’). Ooops, ramble!  But hey, let’s just say that’s true to form.

TL;DR: Completed the Disaster Zone Jones trilogy, and also have a short story coming up in the limited run “My Perfect Pleasure” anthology coming in May.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Honestly, Dizzy came to life all on her own, and despite the fact that I am techhhhhnically already working on something else right now, I still sort of consider her my ‘current’ project. I’ve never had any control over what she does, or how she does it.  Every time I made a suggestion about what the DZJ crew should do, they pretty much IMMEDIATELY overruled it and went off on their own adventures, the lovable, ragtag, group of freakin HOOLIGANS.  So, my inspiration was… well, following the whims of what happens in my brain and just letting them proceed on their own, rather than trying to reign them in.  Like I said, I’ve embraced not pushing against my interests because it seems to be what keeps everything so interesting.  I do hope to eventually get back to writing that griffin shifters book that Dizzy trampled over during her stampede out of my fingers and onto the page, but I’ll wait until they get insistent enough about making me listen.  I’ve learned my lesson about trying to force a story, and the answer is… don’t.  It’s not nearly as fun.

What are you working on now?

The book I’m writing now—a story that was just meant to be a Halloween short I had in my drafts from like two years ago—was meant to be a fun little ‘break’ from writing the main storyline in Dizzy’s universe (There’s a TON of other characters and events, all with their own books planned, written in the same universe.), has suddenly decided it would like to be a full novel.  Hahahah, because of course it did. This was NOT in the plan, even though it’s been listed in the pinned post in my reader group as being ‘in progress’ for a long time. Genuinely thought it would be a short little 10k word piece; barely a blip of a thing.  Anyone familiar with just how thiccc my books are, shouldn’t be surprised that the story had other ideas—*I* shouldn’t be surprised that the story had other ideas—but like I said… I’ve learned to not try and force a story.  I’ll go where it takes me, or where it tells me to take it.  At this point, I’m pretty sure these books have lives all their own.

After that?  The hope is I’ll be working on another story from the main universe I’m working in.  There are some pretty strong characters vying for the position to be next up to bat, and I’m having a very hard time choosing between [redacted], [redacted], and [redacted], especially, because they’re all making their points very aggressively.  I’d pretend like I know which one is next up for sure, and make some sort of official announcement but… well… I don’t trust the other two to take things lying down [insert joke about sexual positions here, bow chicka bow-wow!], and suspect they’ll put up a heck of a fight.  Wouldn’t want to tempt them to kick down the door and overrule that decision, too, so I guess I’ll just see who starts talking when I start writing.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Probably?  Hahaha.  I discovered, while writing Dizzy’s third book, that I actually have some positive triggers that can help me enter that sweet-sweet hyper focus state that us ADHDers can magically achieve, which is how we’re able to get an intense amount of work done unexpectedly.  If I listen to a specific lo-fi playlist I cultivated (with headphones on to block out the rest of the world), while sipping on a cup of Lin’s Future Brew (a tea from the books that I actually had custom-blended and are available here: https://linktr.ee/authorkatquinn ), I can submerge myself into the story and it just flows the right way.  Thankfully, my cat is a very good manager and reminds me to do things like… give him cuddles, which is a great reminder to take a break and drink some water.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to be able to do things like fall in love with more of these robust characters the way I have Dizzy and her crew.  Genuinely, realizing it was time to set them free and move on to another story had me crying just a little bit, which I’m pretty sure comes through in the afterword of their final book.  Accidentally, I started saying goodbye to them and it just hit me all at once.  What horrible but fulfilling heartbreak to endure, living life with these people who are completely real to you, and having to part ways, even if you don’t feel ready for it.  Loving something and someone with that intensity is a gift, even if it’s sometimes a painful one.  So, I hope that my heartache is eased by [redacted] and their group, by finding just as a big a love in them as I did Dizzy.

Also, I’d really like to get some tacos and shaved ice this week.  That’s a pretty reasonable hope, right? 

What have you learned about publishing since our first interview?

Honestly?  I don’t actually know.  Sure, it’s been a couple years and I’ve now pumped out that third book, so I’m sure I’ve learned plenty along the way… but I’ve taken it at a leisurely, manageable pace so all those lessons have been gradual.  I suppose the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that I can do this; that anyone can do this.  If you take ten years to write one book, if you go forward with an idea you’re not sure people will connect with, if you haven’t ever written anything before and aren’t sure if it’ll be any good… as long as you’re brave enough to do it anyway, there’s a place for you.  There are NO rules, regardless of what anyone tells you.  Just guidelines available for consideration, but not a requirement for your own path if you don’t click with them.  And I’ve known this one for a while, but no matter how hard you try… you’re going to fuck up along the way.  Why stress about being perfect?  That’s not actually realistic.  Do the best you can, fuck up, and learn from it how to do better.  I’m darn proud of my first series, but I also know that I could have gotten into the trap of never actually showing it to anyone because I could have nit picked at it forever and ever and ever.  In the future?  Sure, I’ll probably look back and find some bits and pieces that could be done differently… but those are lessons I could never learn without having been brave enough to try.  I’m not afraid of whatever mistakes I’ve made, because they show I’m still working on how to get better and better.  I hope there’s never a point where I have nothing new left to learn.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Stay hungry, but never let yourself starve.
Everything is possible.
Oh, and pop tarts are just ravioli.

I’d also love it if you check out my reader group Quinners Not Quitters to do things like keep an eye out for signed bookplates, or argue with me about whether or not pancakes could be used as currency in modern society during out Taco ‘Bout it Tuesday debates. 

Author AJ Mullican #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author AJ Mullican

Tell us a bit about yourself…

“A little bit about me …. That always is a tough one, because it’s hard to pin myself down to one essence. I’m an author, a finance clerk, a wife, a catmom, a SCAdian, a sewist, a costumer, an embroiderer, a hobbyist rapier fighter, a painter, a graphic designer, a friend, a nerd, a geek, a gamer, an introvert, and so much more. I’m shy, funny, sarcastic, smart, loving, scared, confident, ditzy, scatterbrained, forgetful–sometimes ALL AT ONCE. It’s a real trip living inside my head, but I don’t think I’d want to be anyone else. I’m constantly changing and evolving, and that is such a cool thing about the human experience.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not always. I’ve always loved stories, though, and have always had a rich fantasy world existing within me. I started writing with poetry and short stories in high school, and in the “olden days” of MySpace I would use that poetry as a way to work out some tough emotions I was going through. Now, though, I mostly write steamy paranormal reverse harem romance, with some M/F romance and poly sci-fi romance thrown in. I don’t know what Freud would say about that! Haha

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I am really digging the monster romance vibe that’s prevalent these days. I LOVE the concept of “monstrous” beings that end up getting the girl. It’s a modern-day “ugly duckling” story, but instead of changing into a swan, the monsters get accepted just as they are. It’s beautiful.

What are you working on now? Do you have any quirks while working?

As I mentioned above, I’m currently working on a monster romance. I have this fictional town I’ve created called Nowhere, North Carolina. (Funny story: There’s another author who has a series set in a fake town of the same name, same state—but we wrote them independently of each other, and I wouldn’t even have known if not for the fact that she won one of my ebooks in a Facebook giveaway, and I just happened to look up one of her books and see the similarity.) In Nowhere, there are hundreds of ley lines running through the town, which attract some strange beings and cause some major weirdness. This most recent story follows a girl who bumps into three “monsters” at a bank, where they get mistaken for robbers. Calamity ensues, and she gets kidnapped by them. She learns that there’s more than meets the eye to these guys, however, and comes to love each of them despite their monstrous appearances.

What are your hopes for the future?

Ideally, I’d love to be able to quit the day job someday in favor of writing full-time. It’s a tough biz, though, and not every indie author is able to make that leap. I’m super happy for those who have broken through and found their calling, and some day I hope that I can join their ranks.

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

It’s going to be tough. If you’re not a marketing genius, you’re going to have a tough time of it … but don’t give up! If I’d given up when my first book didn’t hit the big time (or the second, or the third…), I never would have made the progress that I’ve made or met the friends I’ve come to love talking with. Not every book has to be a best-seller straight off the press, and not every book will. Very few books will, but that’s not the point. The point is to do what you love, write what you love, and find your tribe.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Y’all have no idea just how much I truly appreciate each and every one of you. Every like or share, every preorder, every page read, every single bit of support is met with undying gratitude. I couldn’t continue doing what I love without all of you.