A Call of Freedom by @poppywoods9 #newrelease

A Call to Freedom (The Unsung Veil Book 4) by Poppy Woods

Tally Hernandez knows two things in life, for certain: 

Her mate is no good. And she can’t leave him. 

When things reach a boiling point and she’s finally had enough, she calls the one person she thinks can help her: Ryan James.

Ryan spent the last three years trying to forget the hole that Tally left in his heart. But when she calls for help, everything changes. 

Can they make something out of this second chance dangling between them? 

Or will old wounds and new complications push them further apart than ever before?

*Book 4 in The Unsung Veil. This book will be most enjoyable if you have read the previous books. 
*M/F paranormal romance

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Author Marie Robinson #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live in the Pacific Northwest in the United States of America, with my beer brewing husband, frost giant toddler, and two senior dogs. I’m an excitable introvert, which means if you put enough sugar in me, I’ll extrovert until I hit a wall and crash. I’ve got an eclectic background, from retail to pastry chef to traditional publishing, I’m like a butterfly who wants all the pretty flowers. Now I’m solidly an author and loving it. I squeeze in hiking on my days off (what are days off?) and I love to travel to new places. I’m pretty candid and I typo a lot. Like, so much.

Book one is permanently free on Amazon

Have you always wanted to become an author?

The first story I remember writing was in second grade with my teacher Mrs. Will. It was totally original–about these three pigs who lived in houses and had to defend themselves against a bad wolf. Yeah, I was totally writing fanfiction of Three Little Pigs. So, yes, I’ve always wanted to be an author—as well as an astronaut zoologist on the moon, still working on that one though.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’ve got three series in the works but for my most recent release, Raven’s Flight, I adore epic fantasy. Epic fantasy is the genre that holds my heart and I have a ton of stories waiting to be told. There’s something about a new original world with magic and romance that makes me squeal and read for days. It turns out I’ll write for days as well! I love resilient characters who go through difficult times and have to struggle with their choices in novels, so I wanted to write that.

What are you working on now?

I’ve just wrapped up book one in my The Raven and Crown series, and book two isn’t out until later 2020. Which means I’m currently working on Obsession and Fawn. Obsession is a dark bully/villain reverse harem with Mary Wollstonecraft, Frankenstein, Van Helsing, and Jekyll. It’s season one Supernatural combined with Sherlock—scary, sexy, smart. My other project, Fawn, is a co-written dark mafia shifter reverse harem (say that five times fast!). It’s so, so damn fun and Elaina Jadin and I are having a ton of fun with it.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I have to have headphones on. Something about putting headphones on tells my brain it’s “go time.” I also like to have snacks, so I’m trying to lean closer to healthy snacks. Which isn’t really working because the husband just brought home three boxes of my favorite Girl Scout Cookies. I listen to music, but it can’t have any audio or be instrumental covers of familiar songs because it’ll distract me. I try to listen to music that matches the tone of the book or scene I’m working on. I’ve got a fantasy playlist, a romantic playlist, and a suspense playlist.

What are your hopes for the future?

I mean, other than the world not dying? I’m hoping to publish nine books this year, or three trilogies. It all depends on life and how well each book is received. I’d love to become a NYT Best Seller, but I’m not holding my breath. I just want to keep writing the stories I love.

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

This job is hard. I’ve been doing it for years. If you want to make this your career, you have to treat it like a job. You can’t expect to put a little bit of effort in and see the same success your favorite authors are having. You can tell the stories you have inside of you and you can make it into a career, but it’s going to take more than just writing a book and that’s something a lot of new authors don’t really understand.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I love you all! Tell everyone you know to read my books. Seriously. Stalk them until they do. Leave post-it notes everywhere. Tweet them every hour. Email them daily. Okay, don’t go that extreme. Probably. I’m not responsible for your fanatics! But seriously–I prioritize series based on interest and preorders. If you want one book series sooner than another, vote by preordering! And don’t forget to review the books you read, even if it’s the minimum word count that Amazon requires. Reviews are our bread and butter.

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Author S.A. Mackenzie #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m S.A. Mackenzie, the S is for Sara. I am a mom to a one year old little rascal and a furbaby mom to a silly rabbit. I’m married to a big ol’ bearded man who likes to act tough but is really a huge softy. I was born and raised in Ontario, Canada. I love to meet people but I also would rather curl up in my room reading a book by myself. I’ve always had an imagination that was far bigger than anyone else I knew. I would lay in bed and just day dream different worlds and lives that I wanted to live.

Saintly Virtues is on Amazon for preorder for $2.99! On March 9th at release the price will go up to $3.99

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not really. I had thought about it from time to time since my imagination is always getting away from me but I always had an excuse about why I couldn’t or shouldn’t do it. It took having a baby and losing myself in being a mom before I looked up one day and realized that it was something I needed to do. I needed to write my stories and give myself an identity outside of being a mom. My excuses no longer seemed relevant when I realized that nothing was holding me back but myself.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Seven Sins and Saints series was first inspired by the song Hallelujah. I became obsessed with the story in the lyrics and listened to every version I could find. The song always made me think of Lucifer and his fall from grace, especially the part with the broken throne, the cut hair and being forced to say Hallelujah. It made Lilith a villain in my head and the story blossomed from there. I dreamed about it for weeks and then it came to life on my computer.

What are you working on now?

I have book two to Saintly Virtues in the works, so Belle and her Saints are getting ready for more steamy sex and world saving. I also have a dark contemporary RH about finding love after deep loss and building yourself up when the world is out to make you a victim that is in the works. I’m also playing around with a novella about Lucifer for a prequel to Saintly Virtues but it’s been put on the back burner for now.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I’m very musically driven so depending on the scene, book or character I’m working on I have specific music I will listen to. It gets me in the right mood and the words flow easier.

What are your hopes for the future?

I really just hope to get my stories out there and have people find the same love and enjoyment from these worlds that I do. I don’t necessarily need to be an international bestseller or anything like that. If I can touch or move even one person with my writing then I’m happy. Books have always meant so much to me, they brought me out of depression or anxiety attacks and if I can even make someone laugh when they’re down or give them a world they want to disappear into then I’m winning. That’s what I want to do.

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

Write your story how you want it. If it sucks well at least you have something, you can work with it. Look into formatting steps before you write the manuscript so that you can get the basics like specific indenting and line spacing done ahead of time. Changing your entire manuscript formatting sucks hard. It’s also never too early to start building a name for yourself. You don’t have to wait to have a book released, do it early so that you have someone to release your book to. Last, it’s okay to ask for help, whether that’s a PA, some Alpha Readers, whoever. You don’t need to struggle by yourself.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I appreciate every single one of you. I celebrate every time someone joins my group or follows my Instagram. It means more to me than you can imagine just knowing that someone is out there and I’m not just talking to myself, haha. I love when you guys chat with me and I love hearing everything you have to say. Without you guys, authors would be weirdos writing stories because the voices tell them to and then hanging them on our walls as art. The readers are the ones who make us seem not so crazy.

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Books I look forward to. 2 #preorder

Rose Feelin Horney by Jewels Arthur

Rose drank the pumpkin spice latte and she got the men. Sounds like a happily ever after for this big beautiful woman, right?

Not so fast.

Rose, Dean, Finn, and Sebastian know that someone is targeting Vee with all these bogus charges but they don’t know who or why.

Could it be a coincidence? An act of passion from an ex? An attack on their vampirism? Or could it be something else entirely?

Will Rose and her men ever get a minute to relax or could this be the end of Vee?

The Grimm Girl by Hattie Youngblood

My name is Mori, and something is hunting me. It should be impossible, given the fact that I died two years ago.

I spend my ghostly hours dodging the shadows that grasp for me–coaxing me with sweet whispers of a second chance. Something’s keeping me here, no matter how fast I run towards that light. The darkness just pulls me right back. The desire to fall into its arms grows stronger every hour, especially when it comes in the form of four haunting men with the darkest souls I’ve ever tasted.

This is a deliciously dark Reverse Harem standalone novel filled with monsters, nightmares and passionate love that transcends death.18+ advised due to graphic violence, sex and depictions of trauma.

Igniting Her Flame by Laurell Skye

🔥 Fated Mates
🔥 Strong female mc
🔥 Multi POV
🔥 Sexy military hybrids
🔥 +18 due to mature content

My name is Brenna. I do not know who my birth family is, however I know who I am. I am 23, a Jiu-Jitsu master and a beloved adopted daughter. I am grateful to have my best friend, Cordie, in my life. She grounds me and keeps me on my toes with her wild stories of the magical world where her brain resides. 

Cordie and I go out together like we always do and have a fantastic girl’s night. The next day, however, something terrible happens. My world is changing fast. It all sinks in when three guys step in to help me with my predicament. Sometimes the best things come out of the most hellish situations. I intend to find out who and what they are, once I burn this place to the ground — that is if the Devil doesn’t kill me first.

WARNING: 18+ only due to mature content. References bdsm, hint at rape (insinuation only), why choose romance, strong female main character. Fated/true mates series with multiple points of view. Book one of three.

Death and Other Calamities by Sterling Thomas

Life doesn’t always work out the way you want. You buy into the whole “American Dream”- get married, buy a house, get a dog- but you’re never guaranteed things will end up all sunshine, roses, and magical unicorn dicks.

Take me, for example. I’m thirty, own a cute little bungalow, married to the guy I love, and I get to be my own boss with my best friend. Everything is coming up Lorelai. Until it isn’t. My fifth anniversary sets things in motion I never could’ve anticipated.

Now I see dead people. No, not like that movie. I mean I see them die. Apparently that’s my super power now. Yay. 

The only good thing that’s come of losing my old life? The four supes I work with to help solve bizarre murders. They’re helping me navigate this new world and I foresee a lot of sexual tension in my future. Oh, and a lot of really bad nightmares, but I guess that’s just part of the package.

*This is a reverse harem romance meant for readers 18 and older. It is a slow burn with high heat.

Avarice: House of Mustelid by Emma Cole

Welcome paranormal delinquent… We hope you enjoy your stay at Wicked Reform School. 

To facilitate this, we have a few rules: 
1) Never disobey your instructors or staff 
2) Be at the appointed place at the appointed time 
3) Fights will not be tolerated (unless sanctioned by your guards) 
If you follow these rules, you’ll be fine. If not, well… 

They didn’t have to say anymore. Everyone knew the ending to the sentence. Reform or die…it was our only choice. Because this wasn’t a school, it was our prison.

AVARICE: HOUSE OF MUSTELID is a reverse harem academy romance with a twist! It features brand new characters and is number 3 in the Wicked Reform School Series! At this reform school, you’ll discover wicked paranormals, wicked punishments, and wicked pleasure, like you’ve never read before!

Forgotten Essence by Aster North

Death is an insurmountable fact. We all will experience it at some point. The question is what happens after. Where does the soul go?

Well, it goes to me. Or someone like me, at least. My name is Zella Healani. I’m a Grim Reaper. Not the kind most think of when they picture the old skeleton guy either. Nope. I’m young, have no swinging stick thing, and am usually swimming with some kind of mind-altering substance.

Don’t let that deter you, though. Not that you actually could. Like it or not, I’ll pull your soul free from your husk and ferry it back to the big soul soup we all start from. You get a new life, and I get a hit of euphoria so pure, it’s addicting. Oh, and some additional powers here and there.

But what if someone could stop the Grims from coming for you? And how exactly am I supposed to save a whole world full of souls when no one believes me? That, my new friend, is exactly what I’m going to tell you because somehow, I’ll find my way back to the desolate world I stumbled upon. My only problem? I’ll have to do it while controlling my monster, dealing with three new babysitters, and committing crimes that might just get me thrown into the soul soup, too.

Have a seat and open the pages to discover what happens when you mix evil, forgotten souls, and one screwed-up Reaper together.

Forgotten Essence is the first in a fantasy RH with sci-fi aspects series. She doesn’t choose between the men. It contains potentially triggering content. This book is not meant for those below age 18 and may not be suitable for everyone. 

Shadowlands Sector by Mila Young

They call me an outcast, weak.

I’ve fought my whole life for survival, running from an attack on my family I ended up hiding with the Ash Wolves. This one move might be my biggest mistake of all. And I’m the queen of mistakes…

I let them believe I’m broken, let them believe the lies. I let them believe anything they want…as long as it isn’t the truth.

There’s a monster inside me, one made of terrifying need. I swallow it down, hiding under the pretense of being normal. But I’m not normal. I’m anything but.

Bonding is the only thing that will save us—me and the Ash pack. Only I need someone strong enough to fight the darkness inside me…and savage enough to stay.

Will the the ruthless alpha of Shadowlands Sector help me…when he finds out the truth of what I am?

This is a standalone shifter paranormal romance story for those who love alpha protectors, wolf shifters, and steamy scenes.

Darkblood by Scarlett Snow & Tiegan Clyne

I’m Alice Underland, a Darkblood witch whose dreams were taken from me. 
After living a life of cruelty at the hands of the Mad Hatter, I managed to make friends in The Great Forest and start fresh despite the darkness living within me. One night, one tea party, one bloodbath later, my entire world turned upside down. Plagued by the horrors of that night, I decided to leave the forest and join the mortal world with my familiar Jasper at my side. 
Unfortunately, humans play by different rules here, and magic isn’t celebrated. 
It’s feared. 
Now a single act of kindness has cost my freedom once again. 
We might all be mad at this reform school, but I’m the maddest, and I have the King of Hearts with me to prove it. 
I also have two sexy twin brothers I thought were dead long ago and they’re hell-bent on giving me a happily ever after. Little do they know that I’m a villain now, and villains don’t often get happy endings…

DARKBLOOD: HOUSE OF WITCHES is a reverse harem academy romance with a twist! This novel is based on the major character, Alice Underland, from bestselling dark fairytale retelling series Everafter Academy. But in the human world, not all heroes get their happy endings, and at this reform school, you’ll discover wicked paranormals, wicked punishments, and wicked pleasure, like you’ve never read before! Preorder your copy to discover who will survive.

Authors Note: You do not need to read Everafter Academy to enjoy this story. This novel can be read as a standalone and contains a HEA.

The Standby by K.A. Knight

Coming this Valentine’s Day is a love story like no other…it might be sweet and fiery but there is nothing predictable about these lovers…

When my flight is cancelled on Valentine’s Day, I find myself trapped in the airport with hours to kill, waiting on standby for the next available flight.
I never expected to run into the charming and handsome Logan Hemsworth, billionaire and best-selling horror writer…especially seeing as I’m reading his book.
What starts as a friendly conversation to pass time soon turns into something else. One week, that’s all we have but when it’s over and we part ways, something is different. Something has changed in me. Thanks to him. I go back to my life, and he returns to his…but can we truly stay away from each other?
A connection like this comes once in a lifetime but we’re from completely different worlds…maybe it’s time they collide?
Who knows, maybe cupid is working his magic after all?

The Standby will be a live drop, so you can’t pre-order it.

Author Hanleigh Bradley #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

A bit about myself… Well, I’m a British author and every day I get closer to hitting thirty. (My birthday is in March). I love writing and in some ways I think it might have saved my life at least once or twice.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’m not completely sure when I first realised that I wanted to be an author. Perhaps it wasn’t until I started writing Broken Rules, the first book I published. It probably would have been better if I’d realised sooner, then I might have even more books written by now. I’m currently at 26, I believe.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Inspiration… At the moment, I’m working on the third book in the Kumari’s Kitsune series. It’s a fantasy/ PNR reverse harem series and it takes a lot of inspiration from Asian folklore and languages. I absolutely love Asian culture so really enjoyed researching for the series.

What are you working on now?

Lost to the Throne is the third book in a seven book series, Kumari’s Kitsune about a young girl, just eighteen who has to take her place as Kumari (Queen) of the realm, claim her seven mates and save the realm. In book three, Lost to the Throne, Bae has already claimed four out of her seven mates and is on her way to the Island of Seom to claim the fifth.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

quirks… I have a lot of bad habits like eating constantly while writing but not so many quirks. I write best when I’m hiding away in my bed, preferably at night when the house is silent.

What are your hopes for the future?

In the future, I’d like to just keep doing what I’m doing. I love writing and can’t imagine anything better than living my life doing what I love. I mean sure it would be great if I got on the Times Bestseller list or the USA today but really, I don’t care so long as my readers enjoy my books.

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

Advice… It’s nothing exciting and it’s pretty obvious but the most important thing you can do is establish a routine. Be organised and stay on top of your writing. Write every day and set goals. The other advice I’d give is to ask for help. If you don’t know something there are hundreds of people who have been where you are willing to help.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Something to say to my readers…. Thank you for making my dream come true. It’s cheesy but it’s true. If you didn’t read my books I wouldn’t be writing them.

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Author Leann Ryans #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a wife and mother of three. I’ve always been an avid reader and I have a wide range of tastes though a good majority of what I read now is romance. I grew up on Anne McCaffery and Mercedes Lackey.
Nicky Charles was the first romance author I read, and I didn’t actually realize at the time that it was romance. It was a werewolf story, and I quickly devoured the entire series. It’s one of the few books I will read more than once.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I used to say I wished I could do something with books, but being an author never even crossed my mind. I liked to read, but never really tried writing anything until The Omega Prize.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m currently working on the third book in my Alpha Barbarians series. The whole thing started from a prompt posted in Merel Pierce’s group “It was colder than she expected…”
I wrote a short story from that and posted it to Wattpad, and people kept begging me to continue it, so I would write a chapter between working on other projects. Once I hit about 8 chapters I decided I was going to have to go ahead and finish the story😅
Books two and three came because the men I introduced in the first book just had to have a story of their own, and the same with characters in the second. I don’t see it ending anytime soon!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think I have any. I don’t use music like a lot of authors, and I don’t need to be alone to write or I’d have never finished anything 😅

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to continue getting better. I’ve almost been published a year now, and I managed to put out 12 stories, though some were short. I’m just hoping to continue and hopefully get more reviews so I know which direction to go.

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

Go for it and don’t be afraid to ask questions! There are tons of us that are willing to help if you need it. It’s a lot more work than I expected at first, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do it all, and don’t let money hold you back. I published my first book without spending a cent, used the money I made from it to invest back into it and the next two and kept building from there.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

My readers have no idea how much I appreciate them! I never expected to get this far. Even a year ago, I never thought I’d even sell 100 books. I can’t say how much each review means to me, and they have inspired me to never quit.

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Author Clairissa SinClair #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live on the nature coast of Western Florida. The Gulf of Mexico runs through my yard so we have manatees and dolphins and sharks. I work at the local police station during the day.

Have you always wanted to become an author?


Yes! I have always loved writing and illustrating books.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My latest short story was inspired by one of my oldest and dearest friends. He gave me the idea and I ran with it

What are you working on now?

I am working on a dystopian/EOTWAWKI book that was inspired by watching too many episodes of naked and afraid. The man always talks a big game and taps out three days in. The woman’s quiet strength gets her through 21days all by herself. I have a very strong female heroine who keeps her RH alive.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I require coffee. Hit with cream only and the company big my Chihuahua, Gizmo.

What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to find a publisher to work with and see my books in the shelf at the local library.

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

Don’t give up. A journey if 50 thousand words starts with a single keystroke.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I would love to hear your thoughts on my books. It is an honor to hear from you!

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Pre-order and Cover Reveal of the Blooming Courts by Poppy Woods and Kendra Moreno

Kendra Moreno and Poppy Woods have been sneakily working on a secret project. A HUGE secret project. The best part is, the entire series is up for preorder RIGHT NOW! They will be releasing one book per month starting in February. Is this the series for you? Yes, yes, it is.
Do you like high fantasy?
Fae?
Large harems?
Fast burn but slow build harems?
Series with 5 books?
Exactly . . . So without further ado, please meet Ila Sylstina

A deadly disease has spread through the Blooming Courts of Tuatha.

The louloudi are meant to flourish for a thousand years before they return to the Earth. Death has been a distant foe for so long, no one spares it any thought. Until now. As sickness sweeps through the kingdom, with the cure always just out of reach, the courts have never been filled with so many blossoms. Even in death, they breathe life.

Ila Slystina has been raised in the confines of the Orchidasi Kingdom, wanting for nothing, hidden away like some sparkling treasure, but she dreams of so much more. When she’s caught returning from a forbidden trip, her mother, the Orchidasi Queen, punishes her the only way she sees fit.

Ila is sent on her season far earlier than she should be. Now, she’s being paraded through the twelve courts like a prized cow and she wants nothing more than to escape.

Her mother wants her to collect power.
But Ila finds herself collecting hearts instead.

With death surrounding her on every side, and new dangers sprouting up at every turn, can Ila learn to balance the mischief that sings in her soul with her duty to her people?

After all, the courts aren’t the only things that must bloom . . .

Resurrect (releasing Feb 25th)

Sprout (releasing March 31st)

Flourish (releasing April 28th)

Emerge (releasing May 26th)

Blossom (releasing June 30th)

Author Grace McGinty #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Grace McGinty and I am a romance author from Australia. I moonlight as a librarian during the day, delivering books to retired nuns. This always amuses me… if only they knew, right?

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always wanted to be an author, ever since I was a small child. I wrote a story when I was 6 about a ghost in a cave, and that was it for me. I was hooked.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current book is the second in a vampire cozy mystery series. Newly Undead in Dark River came up because I was laughing with my friends about travelling solo and ending up dead in a ditch. And I said, “it has to be better than Undead in a ditch, right?”
The rest is history!

What are you working on now?

I’m working on the sequel to Newly Undead in Dark River, and also a spin-off of my debut series the Hell’s Redemption series. The characters are being noisy in my head and refused to wait their turn!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmm writing quirks. I can only write to music, but that’s part necessity because my household is LOUD! But as a result, most of my books have accidental soundtracks.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to make enough money writing that I can retire young, get one of my books optioned into a movie and take baths in $100 bills. But mostly I’d be happy if people continued to read and like my books. It makes me happy when readers message me and say WHAT THE HELL?! I NEED THE SEQUEL NOW!

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

My advice to new authors is to find a writing buddy! There’s plenty of other new authors (or seasoned authors) that would love to connect with you. When you have a writing buddy who shares your passion, it spurs you on, holds you accountable, soothes your hurts and worries. They are worth their weight in rare antique books!

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Gah, if you get me started on my Readers, this will turn into a gush feat. Seriously, the readers are the reason we write. They encourage us to take the leap, to try new things no matter how scary. They make all the long nights, frustrations, bad reviews, and lack of social life totally worth it. To my readers, I love you all! 🖤

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Author Harpie Alexander #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I love to read and write, and watch the t.v. Anything paranormal, science fiction and fantasy. I love thrillers too, but I’m also a scaredy cat and have to cover my eyes and ears during certain scenes. My husband pokes fun at me. I have several pets that I adore, they are my children. That’s about it. I live a rather boring life, but then again, they do say that if you are a book reader you live a thousands lives! I started writing last year in 2019, completely out of the blue without any training or instruction. Honestly, I had no idea what I was doing, but I wanted to write a story and share it with the world.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have not always wanted to be an author. I read so many novels that I was running out of things to read. I’m picky, and sometimes it takes me awhile to finally say “alright lets get this a try.” I was freaking out. No lie. When you go from reading one to two novels a day to spending one to two hours selecting a book to read it becomes insane. THAT was what inspired me to write. I knew I couldn’t be the only one that struggled with this and I wanted to be a part of the solution.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My very first book, Ay’Kea’Terran Mates, was originally supposed to be a tragic short sci-fi romance where both loves die. If you have read Aykeetan’s story (that’s book one), it might come as a complete shocker to know that the original version is so much different, than what it is now. I still want to write that, and get it out, because I think it’s so beautiful.

I was in a really dark time when I started writing, depression and anxiety hit me hard. And I wanted something that was just soul crushingly painful and heartbreaking, but also passionate at the same time, but after the advice of others I switched the story. No regrets (but I’m still going to write that other version… some day).

What are you working on now?

Right now, I am working on a million things but I appear to be a sucker and make awful choices. Instead of finishing a series my brain says, “lets start this one, and this one, and this one,” and does not shut off. I have 3 published works that are the first in their own series, but they are standalone series. By this I mean the story progresses in the background but each book can be read without the other. On top of that, I have a brand new series that is coming out later this year, that needs to be read in succession. I’m being very hush hush about it now, but if check around the first week of feb. 2020 you might see that I have written a short story in an anthology that is part of this series. I can’t say anything else about it now. Just keep your eyes open for it, I promise it’s soooo good.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

Quirks? What quirks? Just kidding. Just that I like to start new projects as often as I eat food. Stories swirl in my mind and my brain says, “This is a great idea…ooooh no one has done this yes…. oh? what would happen if we did…” And never quiets down.

What are your hopes for the future?

I started writing not knowing what to expect. I’m still finding my pace, and my place. It takes awhile, but my hopes are that I find my niche, and followers who simply can’t put my work down. That would be the ultimate blessing.

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

Advice for new people. Writing is NOT just writing. It’s marketing/advertising, social medial on several platforms.  Newletters, promotions, freebies/giveaways, finding teams of beta readers and arc reviewers, research, editing and designing. All of that. You can’t just do one. You can’t just write and say ok, let’s publish. That’s what I thought. I was wrong, and that’s ok because now I know.


Do you have anything to say to your readers?

One thing  I’d like to say to readers is that it is so important that you leave reviews. So important. Even if its just one word, unless you didn’t like it, then please, please, please tell us why. Simply “not my thing, ” is perfectly acceptable.  Leave a review, if it was amazing, ok, or just plain horrible. Authors rely on reviews to improve our work, and our sanity. Nothing is worse than publishing something and time flying by with not a single word on what people think. Thanks.


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