Author Cassandra Featherstone #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Cassandra Featherstone

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I grew up in the Midwest as an English teacher’s kid, so I’ve always ben a writer. The arts have been a major part of my life—I’ve danced, sang, played instruments, and acted since I was two.

I moved to NYC for college in theater, but I came back to the Midwest when I got married. I’m a victim of gifted kid burnout, so I’ve done a little bit of every thing since HS, including being an indie bookseller, a nanny, a piercer, a bartender, a manager, a teaching aide, and lots more.

I’m a dreamer and a lover of all things magical, glittery, and fantastic.

Currently, I live in a tiny shoebox with my geeky gamer husband (Mr. Cass) and my college aged clone. We have five cats and more cred crew than should be legal between us.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes, I’ve always wanted to be an author. I wrote my first short story at three (my mom still has it), and I’ve loved to write ever since. I didn’t think I could deal with the trad pub world, so I didn’t pursue it in college. After working an indie store that got smashed by COVID in March, I decided to give indie publishing a try. I’m so happy that I did!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series has been in the works for years. It’s based on characters created while in a writing group many years ago. There’s a hint of homage in some of them if you look hard enough.

What are you working on now?

Right now? Oh, dear. So MUCH. I’m getting ready to release book two in the Riftverse series on 2/19, so I’m finalizing that. I’m starting a short story in universe, a new parallel timeframe series in the universe, and juggling all of the indie author mess–social media, appearances in groups, etc– at the same time. I feel just as packed as before the lockdowns, just more stationary.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Quirks? Definitely. I like music–both books have playlists on Spotify– and I like to be set up exactly so. I can write anywhere if I take my laptop, but I need to focus if it’s editing. So I have headphones, pillows, lap desks, a desk area, etc setup to my specs when I do work. I can’t stand to work without a mouse, so I always have one along.

What are your hopes for the future?

My greatest wish is for readers to fall in love with my ‘brain gremlins’ as much as I did. If that happens, I’ll be able to continue to write from home after this pandemic mess ends. That’s the real goal. Because I love this, and I want to do it forever.

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

Advice? Lots. I thought I knew everything going in–I didn’t. I took missteps that it’s taken me months to fix. I’m just starting to really get my feet under me and it’s been a year. I will say two things have helped IMMENSELY: one, finding other authors and PAs in the RH community that are helpful and kind, and two, joining the 20Booksto50K FB group to learn about resources and successes of other authors. Those two things have really been invaluable.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I ALWAYS have things to say to my followers! Number one, I love you, thank you for reading, you are the most amazing folks! Number two, help keep indie a place where we can all learn and grow. Support one another, don’t gatekeep, and help us all succeed. There’s nothing more satisfying that lifting each other up and seeing all of our glitter sparkle. Number three, don’t ever be ashamed of what you read and what you love. You do you, boo.

Author Crea Reitan #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Crea Reitan

Tell us a bit about yourself

My pen name is Crea Reitan. I live in upstate New York with my husband and husky. I’m an avid reader who has an obsessive amount of dragons, puzzles, Harry Potter paraphernalia, and tea. My harem of book boyfriends grows with each new series I find – the more psychotic, the better. I sleep with more than a dozen pillows, six blankets, and my room hovering somewhere around 55*F year round! No, my husband does not fit in the bed, too, though I make room for the dog.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I have been writing since I was seven. I’m not sure at which point in my life I actually decided that I’d like to publish someday but it must have been sometime between the angsty high school poems and the early-twenties fanfiction. I loved writing so much that I took a job with a literary agent (have worked with her for seven years now) and pursued my Master’s Degree in Creative Writing (received in 2018). And still I only made the decision to publish when I was stuck home for six months due to the pandemic. It seemed, with all that time on my hands, it was the right time to follow my dream!

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

This series is a followup from my first completed series, Chronicles of Blood. I intended for that series to be nicely wound up in four books but… I have an issue containing my stories as they should be. It grew too big and now I need to write a follow up series.

BUT, my interest in Wonderland has been a long term love-affair. It’s such an easy place to start writing because you can literally take the story anywhere. Anything goes in Wonderland. Your freedom to create is endless. After reading at least a dozen Wonderland retellings, I decided I needed to write my own.

What are you working on now?

The first book in my Chronicles of Madness series is titled, Finding Nonsense. It follows Mal and her men from the previous series, Chronicles of Blood, as they continue in the post-Bloody Queen Laddenworn, trying to fix the fairy tale by restoring the six ruling queens to their thrones and bringing Wonderland back. But there are new dark forces at work, ones that promise instant death oppose the bloody torture the Queens provided. And the fairy tale that’s infected Wonderland takes a more malevolent turn.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I’ve recently developed a strange habit while I work. For the last several months, I’ve been obsessively focused on obtaining my step goals (10-12,000 steps a day), so every hour, I walk 1,500 steps. While I do this, I’m playing through the next scene in my mind so that by the time I sit down, the words flow like water. Alternatively, if I’m stuck for a scene, I start pacing around my office and let the characters do as they will in my mind until I’m inspired enough that I can sit down again and write.

Fun fact: My dog has since taken to pacing when she’s bored. She’s constantly pacing the downstairs while I pace the upstairs. My husband rolls his eyes at us.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to be able to continue to write and gather a readership. I have been telling stories since I was a kid and to be able to share them with a wider audience has been incredibly rewarding. My goal is to be able to rearrange my career so that I can focus more fully on writing as my main source of income. It’s a lofty goal, one so many authors never achieve. But one day, with a lot of hard work, I hope to make it my reality so that I can keep writing.

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

My biggest piece of advice is to find yourself a PA who knows what they’re doing. I’m incredibly lucky to have found mine right when I started out. She’s knowledgeable in the industry, experienced, and connected to other authors and PAs. She’s made it possible for me to ‘meet’ other authors and network (yes, it’s actually important in all fields – your teachers were right about this, at least).

Other than that, one of the biggest hurdles is just to go for it. I held back for years. Taking that first leap of faith is going to be the hardest but it’s definitely worth it. Publishing your first book, successful or not, is remarkably rewarding. Getting that first 5 star review (and, those pesky 1 star reviews) is such an incredible feeling. There’s nothing more inspiring that will make you want to keep going, either to gather more praise from the 5 star reviewers or to prove those 1 star reviewers wrong.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

I know that every author says this but, from the bottom of my heart, thank you! You are the reason I keep publishing. I love to hear your feedback, talk about characters with you, and receive your threats of dismemberment for what I put my characters through. As with all indie authors, reviews go a long way. Word of mouth goes even further. If you like what you read, share it with a friend. Don’t forget to give them the trigger warnings, though. 😛

Author Stella Brie #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Stella Brie

Tell us a bit about yourself

I live outside of Nashville, Tennessee with my husband and my 13 year old golden retriever, Bailey.  My husband got tired of me telling him I wanted to write a book ‘someday’ and challenged me to sit down and write a paragraph. Just one paragraph. Once I started, I couldn’t stop. First, I wrote a serial fan fiction, then jumped into my first book, My Salvation. I learned a ton writing that book! 

Have you always wanted to become an author? 

For a long time, no. I was a voracious reader and I worked in marketing. But for the last few years, I kept thinking “this is something I want to do…someday”.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series? 

Music often inspires a kernel of an idea. For my newest book, The Rowan, I heard the song Youngblood by 5 Seconds of Summer on the radio and all I could think about were vampires dancing on the dance floor, paying homage to a master vampire. That jump started my new series. 

What are you working on now? 

Book 2 in the Killian Blade Series, an urban fantasy reverse harem.

Do you have any quirks while working? 

I like to write one chapter at a time. When I sit down at my laptop, I will only write one chapter. I may come back later and write another chapter, but not in one sitting. It helps me focus.

What are your hopes for the future? 

To tell a lot more stories, cross genres and make a living. (Got to feed my dog!)

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

Just do it, publish. It doesn’t have to be perfect. You will learn a ton and that will set up your second book for more success. 

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Thank you, my heart is so full of gratitude for everyone who reads my books.

Author Xen Randell #interview

Please give a warm welcome to

Tell us a bit about yourself

First of all, thank you for taking interest into this new author. To be honest, I’ve always abhorred questions of this kind. I find it easier to talk about my writing, than myself. But then, that may be the same thing, right. In short, I’m a 35-year old artist. I paint, I design, I illustrate, I tattoo (or am learning to)… and now I’m a writer. I guess the art is in my blood and whatever shape it chooses to take, I always feel good creating.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. I have always felt the push, the need to write, but I wasn’t very good at it. Not at first. It took years and years of reading and learning the English language to finally feel confident enough to try and pour my imagination into words.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?


The inspiration came in various forms: places, knowledge, dreams, music… I am what you might call a pantser writer, and I find my characters and plots in all things life can offer. The Wave inspiration came when I moved into the building with an atomic shelter underneath it. I imagined what it could be used for and the rest just… happened.

What are you working on now?

I’m working of finishing The Wave of Silence trilogy, then I’m about to start publishing a short novella series in Paranormal / UF genre with a twist. Also, I already have some ideas ready for The Wave spin-offs.

Do you have any quirks while working?

Uh, yeah. I find it hard to concentrate, or when I do, I dive into the hyperfocus where nothing exists but what I’m doing. The house may just burn out around me and I’d still be plotting my story. Needless to say, I’ve burned quite a few lunches while working.

What are your hopes for the future?

My plans and my hopes are different. My plans are to publish The Wave trilogy ‘till the end of the year and at least one or two novellas. My plan is to slowly start getting back the money I’ve invested into what I now consider my life-calling: writing. And my hopes? My hopes are that I’ll soon be able to write and design, and nothing more. It’s a dream come true.

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

I’m still too green to have any real advice, but I guess I do have two: 1. Don’t design your own cover if you’re not a designer! It’s a mistake many make, and it just may be the difference between success and your book sitting on the Amazon’s virtual shelf without being picked up. I say this as a designer and a librarian.

Learn. Read. Read a lot! Read authors that are better than you, read about writing, just read! Not all knowledge will be made for you but you will be able to take a bit from everything and create something your own.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Just – thank you! I am often amazed by the support I get, and I won’t ever cease to be thankful!

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The Lost Sentinel series by Ivy Asher

My name is Vinna, and I’ve been keeping a lot of secrets.

You would too if you’d experienced some of the weird shit I have: red-eyed monsters chasing me, markings on my body appearing out of nowhere, a strange power that crackles colorfully over my skin from time to time, and don’t get me started on the weapons I can conjure up almost out of nowhere.

Lucky for me, I have yet to meet someone whose ass I couldn’t kick, inside the ring or out. I put that to the test when I run headfirst into a fight that brings all my secrets, and reality as I know it, crashing down around me.

Now, I’m looking for answers and trying to piece together what the hell is going on. Paranormal is my new way of life. It’s not going to be easy, and I’m not exactly welcome.

That is, until I meet the boys, and trust me, they are anything but boyish.

I’m up against elders who think I’m too powerful, a family who views me as a threat, and something lurking in the shadows that’s been coming for me my whole life.

There’s not a chance in hell I’m going down without a fight. I’m not lost anymore, and I’m about to show this world exactly what I can do.

Guardians of the Fae by Elizabeth Hartwell

One strong woman. Four hulking Fae Guardians. Even a dark secret that could destroy the world doesn’t stand a chance.

Paranormal detective Eve Carter knows things. She’s always had uncanny gut instincts. When a run of supernatural murders take place, Eve thinks she may be the only one who can save her once idyllic hometown from the dark threat. 

What she doesn’t expect is four sexy Fae warriors to save her from a vampire attack. Or the mysterious bond that she feels with them. 

Guardians Noah, Tyler, Jacob and Cole have spent centuries protecting the Fae, so when there is a breach of the veil between the realms, they are ordered to investigate the disturbance. 

But what they find is shocking. A beautiful woman with the gift of the Fae . . . and a compelling desire to serve her every need. 

Guardians of Magic is a full-length Reverse Harem Paranormal Fantasy Romance. Action-packed, steamy, and addictive, you’ll be glued to the pages until the last word.

Her Warriors by Savannah Rose

I’ve always felt like I don’t belong, like the people who walk amongst me are merely figments of my imagination. Fading. Always fading. 
When a psychic confirms my suspicions, there’s only one appropriate reaction…to laugh. Loud and boisterous, like a wolf howling at the moon. 
Because what could be more ridiculous than being told I’m a queen? That I have 4 Viking warriors desperate for my return? That an entire kingdom will go up in flames and down in ash without my help? That a sister I have no recollection of is the one responsible?

Psychics aren’t to be believed. They’re all smokes and mirrors, that much I’ve always known. But what if she’s the exception to the rule? What if she’s right? Those are all logical questions, of course. 

The problem is, she could be wrong.

Viking Queen is a reverse harem romance novel suitable for readers over eighteen.

The Original Demons by Basia Pike

Hell isn’t meant for humans, yet here I am, all up in fallen angel business.

I’ve been thieving for a long time and getting myself out of places where I’m not supposed to be. I’m good at it. It’s kind of all I have, except for my best friend Adam… and his dumb ass wandered right into hell itself when we were on an illegal dig in Thailand. Not so sure we’re going to be getting out of this one.

So yeah, fallen angels, hell, magic; all that shit is real. And of course we got ourselves captured. These fallen angels aren’t so easy to hide from. Lucifer’s sister tried to kill us—a minor inconvenience that didn’t belong in their world—but he protected me. There’s a bond between us I just can’t shake, and I’m pretty sure it’s the only reason I’m still alive.

I’m human. I’m not supposed to be here. Everyone knows what must be done… everyone except Lucifer.

This bond just keeps on growing, building power and need inside of me that might be Lucifer’s only hope… and that of his brothers. 

Shit, I’m not getting out of this one, am I?

CHOSEN BY SHADOWS is a slow-burn reverse harem story and book 1 in the Original Demons series. As this is a series, only the relationship with Lucifer is developed in book 1. The other harem members and their relationships develop in book 2. Trust me, it’s worth the wait! 

Jewels Cafe series

The Jewels Cafe series, is a collection of 12 reverse harem romances set in the same small town. Each book contains its own Happily Ever After. There’s paranormal romance and contemporary romance.

The Witch Blood Chronicles by Debbie Cassidy

Being left behind to hold the fort every time the world needs saving, sucks.

Being a witch blood means access to magic, but Carmella Hunter can barely light a candle with her powers. She can bake the perfect cinnamon roll though, and the patrons of Piccadilly’s favourite bakery thank her for it. Still it would be nice to be the one doing the saving now and then.

You know what they say right? Be careful what you wish for…

One attack of flu germs, one delirious episode later and she’s bound to a djinn. A seductive, arrogant djinn who needs her help to track down the monsters hunting his people. With his power coursing through her veins, suddenly Carmella’s not so helpless anymore.

Maybe this partnership won’t be such a bad thing?

But someone doesn’t want her digging, someone will go to any lengths to make her stop.

Urban fantasy with djinn, dragon gods, magick and a heroine with heart.

Books in the series
Binding Magick
Defying Magick
Embracing Magick
Unleashing Magick

The Seer series by R.M. Walker

When Lily and her mother move to a small Cornish village she never expected it to be any different from their previous moves.
But truths she’d lived her whole life believing will be shattered. Myths will become reality and lies will be exposed. Lily is not alone though. Four boys, she meets at college, Nate, Matt, Josh, and Jake aren’t quite what they seem and will change Lily’s entire life. Whether she wants them to or not.

Chronicles of Arcana series by Debbie Cassidy

If Buffy and Angel could have banged without him going all evil, then we would have had Wilomena Bastion.

Dragons suck, like literally suck the life out of you if you let them. Trick is not to look them directly in the eyes, like ever. So, the day Wila finds herself staring into the most dangerous Draconi’s pretty, emerald peepers, she knows she’s royally fucked.

No one said saving a bunch of kids from being served up as treats to the dragon liege was going to be easy. Options are limited—immediate execution or servitude, and Wila prefers to have her head remain firmly on her shoulders.

Now, the self-professed dark avenger must work to bring down a resistance of demons hell-bent on making life difficult for the dragon liege. And, if that wasn’t bad enough, her new position comes with a partner, the dragon liege’s favoured demon enforcer; a creature of fire, fury and washboard abs who—let’s face it—is just gonna cramp her style.

With the help of a ghostly receptionist, a talking dog and the thing that lives in the basement, Wila will be forced to take on a most dangerous task. Add a dragon prince, a sexy troll blood and a billionaire mage into the mix, and things are about to get even more complicated. It looks like some serious brooding is on the menu, because for the first time in forever, Wila isn’t sure she’s up to the job.

A city filled with monsters needs a woman who can kick ass, and Wilomena Bastion is just the gal for the job.

Beyond the Shadows by Katie May

When I was three-years-old, I was found homeless in the woods, alone and feral. 

When asked how I survived all of those years by myself, I had one answer: the Shadow Man.

I have no memory of that time. No memory of anything, really, before the accident. I rely on stories from my fathers about this supposed imaginary friend.

Got into a fight at school? The Shadow Man made me. Stole from a store? He forced me to. Snuck out of the house? He came with me.

I had almost completely forgotten about him. 

Until I move into the horror house – the house rumored to be a gateway to hell. Strange things keep happening, and I am helpless to prevent them. 

More importantly, people keep dying. 

Particularly, people that harm me. 

It’s already a struggle to survive a new high school and town (including the attention of a dangerous gang), but now I have to survive ghosts too? 

One thing becomes clear:

The Shadow Man wants me to come home. 

This is a young adult, slow-burn, horror reverse harem romance.

Chronicles of Deadworld by Debbie Cassidy



Humans weren’t meant to live underground, but then artificial intelligences weren’t meant to feed on souls. Shit happens.

They say being a Potential is an honour. I say it’s a death sentence waiting to happen. It means the possibility of being picked to be a Guardian. It means leaving the safety of the Hive, and only a fool would willingly do that.

Turns out I’m surrounded by fools

Turns out I’m supposed to be one of them.

Monsters roam topside. Metal beasts that power themselves on human souls, and I don’t intend to end up as battery juice.

Being a hero means nothing if you’re too dead to enjoy it.

Better to stay safe in the Hive and hangout with my wolf-shifter co-worker or spend time with my enigmatic nephilim mentor. Heck, I’d rather be doing anything else then going topside. But I’ve made a promise to my best friend, a promise to get her to the finish line in time to win a spot as Guardian.

How hard can it be, right?

We have a plan.

So why do I feel as if something is about to go seriously wrong?

It’s a game. Just a game.

Or is it?

A Post-Apocalyptic Urban fantasy world with a slow burn Whychoose Romance.

(Deadworld is set a century after the events of Chronicles of Midnight and Chronicles of Arcana, and there may or may not be some familiar characters parading around. However, you don’t have to have read the previous series to enjoy it.)

Royal Secrets by Aleera Anya Ceres

The sea kingdom of Thalassar has a deadly secret: the one true heir has gone missing.

To save the kingdom, a lookalike is quickly thrown in her place.

Maisie is a waitress, not a royal. The glittering crowns, silk gowns, and three charming mermen can’t distract her from the real danger hidden in plain sight.

There was a reason the princess disappeared: she knew too much…and someone wanted her dead.

Fearless Destiny by Debbie Cassidy

For Kenna Carter, life is simple. Kill the monsters, close the breaches, collect a pay-check and keep her secret safe…until fate decides to be a bitch…

Kenna Carter is one of the chosen. Branded by fate as Fearless, she and her companions patrol the night and keep the city of Lindrealm free from otherworld denizens. Any pocket of darkness, any nook or cranny can spawn a breach, allowing hungry monsters from the Evernight to come crawling though. A reluctant treaty with Erebus and his clan of dark djinn offers protection from the worst of the monsters, and maintains the balance needed to keep Lindrealm safe. But fate has other plans for Kenna. 

One night, one mission, and her life is thrown off course. 

Broken and filled with despair, Kenna finds herself in Erebus’s world, a place of eternal darkness and enchantments. A prisoner or a guest, she isn’t quite sure, but with the help of a guardian angel and a talking gargoyle she hopes to find out just where she fits in the grand scheme of things, because Kenna has a secret destiny. One that she is about to discover could require the ultimate sacrifice. But when the time comes, will Kenna make the right choice?

The Hybrid Trilogy by Aleera Anya Ceres

They thought the beasts that had destroyed their world were gone…

When an old evil reawakens, the only way to keep their people safe is to ally with their enemy. But a marriage alliance is not what Keanna wants. And running from her fate only made things worse…

After the disappearance of her mother, Keanna is desperate to find her. Desperate enough to team up with three unlikely companions.

But what happens when her journey leads her to the one place she’d been willing to risk everything to avoid?

Braving the Beasts is a reverse harem serial and is recommended for ages 18 and older.

Author Frost Kaye #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a certified book dragon with an excessive TBR, a shoe obsession, and mum of two wee beasties.


Have you always wanted to become an author?

I haven’t always wanted to be an author. I’ve been writing since I was six years old but I never dreamed I’d actually publish a book, let alone have four series.


What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My most current series is the Twisted Kingdoms, which is a dark epic fantasy series with a mafia undertone and a sprinkling of fairy tale dust. I watched snow white for the first time in ages and was sorely put out with how much I HATED the story line. I wanted Snow to be hunter, not the damsel in distress which inspired The Hunt.



What are you working on now?

I work on several projects at once. I’m currently working on The Rook (Twisted Kingdoms 2), Court’s Fool (The Aermian Feuds 6 and the last book in the series), and The Fallout (Dominion of Ash 3)



Do you have any quirks while writing?

I like a sunny spot to write and I like it quiet. I’ve tried to write at coffee shops, but I find myself people watching instead of writing. #creepersbecreepin



What are your hopes for the future?

I’m actually hoping to take it a little slow in the future. I absolutely hate a deadline so I’ve decided not to give myself one so I can read sink into the story without the added stress of finishing on time.



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

Advice… sit down and write. You can’t market a book you haven’t finished. Also, remember that this isn’t a sprint, it’s a marathon. If you need a break, take it. Burn out is real.



Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To my lovely readers: I would never had been able to do this without you. It amazes me every day that someone would take their precious time and reader something I created. It’s humbling and I’m so very appreciative. (((HUGS)))

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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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Author Zoe Parker #interview @zoeparkerauthor

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a pretty average person, really. I have my eccentricities of course, lol. But some basics are that I live in a very small town in the country. I spend too much time on the computer and I love video games when I have time to play them.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve written stories since I could write, about 4 or so and it’s always been my dream to publish. So a lifetime.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My current series was started because of a cheapy movie I saw on Netflix about Sin Eaters. That started the wheels moving.

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What are you working on now?

Since of Sora series, about a Sin Eater who discovers she doesn’t have to save the world and suffer the pain on its sins. So I guess her making a big life change for her own happiness.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have lots of quirks, lol. I have a small obsession with notebooks and I still hand write a lot of my notes and stuff. Putting pen to paper lets me think clearer.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly, I just want to be a better author. I’m working on improving my style. My goal is to one day write that book that people remember.

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

For new authors, the biggest thing is actually writing the book. There’s a bazillion self-help books on what to do that focus on outlines, character bibles etc. While the most important thing of it is to finish the manuscript. That’s my best advice. THEN worry about editing, covers, etc.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love my readers. Honestly, I think they’re some of the most intelligent, witty people I’ve met. I’m honored that they read my books and hope one day I can show them how much.

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A Year of Blogging 2019

This year has certainly been one big surprise that kept going. 2018 was the year I fell madly in love with the reverse harem genre. 2019 was the year I decided to start interviewing some of those amazing RH authors. Well that snowballed quickly. I have interviewed over 231 authors, cover designer, models, bloggers, formatters and so on. I’ve also started two groups Soe Delights which is all about RH and menage, and Soe Book Bliss which is every genre. I started the same on Instagram.

I met another blogger, Ira Myriam. We started talking and suddenly we were working together. She is an amazing, generous soul that I consider myself very lucky to know, love you babe! Now Josie Cross PA have joined our madness and I couldn’t be happier *whispers: she’s organized* love you sweetie!

Check out my year in books on Goodreads

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My TBR list grows every day and I know I’ll never be able to catch up. My swag addiction is flourishing and my shelf with signed paperbacks is my pride and joy. Oh and let me just fangirl for a moment, I actually did an interview with Darynda Jones, yes THE Darynda Jones *squeeeee*

In 2020 I hope to find new and amazing people to interview. There will of course be cover reveals, pre-orders, reviews, giveaways, book parties and much more.

☆Keep an eye out for Tempest Trio

Below you can see the names of all the frigging amazing people I’ve gotten to interview.

Ann Swan ~ Ivy Asher ~ Poppy Woods ~ Raven Kennedy ~ Auryn HadleyK.A. Knight ~ Dionne Lister ~ Katie May ~ Erin O’Kane ~ H.A. Wills

Adell Ryan ~ A.K. Koonce ~ Steffanie Holmes ~ Ellabee Andrews ~ Loxley Savage ~ Scarlett Snow ~ A.C. Wilds ~ Blake Blessing ~ Sadie Moss ~ C.M. Wright ~ B.L. Brunnemer ~ Jarica James ~ Rowan Thalia ~ Nora Ash ~ Trina Bates ~ Nicki Boop ~ Serena Akeroyd ~ Ripley Proserpina ~ Crystal Ash~ Autumn Reed~ Helen Scott ~ Lana Kole ~ Mila Young ~ Kathryn Moon ~ L.A. Boruff ~ Jade Waltz

Bea Page ~ Elle Cross ~ Isobel Carmichael ~ Laurell Chase ~ Kaydence Snow ~ Wendie Nordgren ~ Amy Sumida ~ Kristen Banet ~ Avery Thorn ~ Renée Shearer ~ K.A. Morse ~ Laura Greenwood ~ Chloe Gunter ~ Melissa Adams ~ Eve Bradley ~ Rhiannon Lee ~ Ophelia Bell ~ Ann Denton ~ Eva Delaney ~ Brook Warren ~ Mary Martel ~ Arizona Tape ~ Rinna Ford ~ Regine Abel ~ Jade Oliver ~ Renee Rose ~ Ivy Fox ~ Stacy Jones ~ Drea Shane ~ Julia Clark

Rebecca Royce ~ K.B. Everly ~ Lyla Oweds ~ Darynda Jones ~ Savannah Skye ~ Kalia Duff (indie services)~ Adrienne Blake ~ Mercy DeSimone ~ Reese Copeland ~ Nikki Landis ~ R.A. Steffan ~ Jenee Robinson ~ CY Jones ~ Elena Grey ~ A.J. Macey ~ Emma Dean ~ Tyranni Thomas ~ Bella Claire ~ Eva Chase ~ Lily Harlem ~ Eve Langlais ~ Imaginary Rosse (cover designer) ~ Samantha Rose ~ Darcia Helle ~ Sariah Skye ~ Madeline Faye ~ Courtney West

Maya Daniels ~ Misty Malloy ~ Maria Savva ~ Carrie Whitethorn~ Miki Ward ~ Joanne Ganci ~ Lilly Griffin ~ Ben Ditmars ~ Rainy Day Artwork (cover designer) ~ Albany Walker ~ Jacquelyn Faye ~ Victoria Schaefer (cover designer) ~ Maria Spada (cover designer) ~ C.A. Storm ~ Maya Reily ~ Tamar White ~ K.B. Wheelock ~ Inked Imagination (indie services) ~ Aster North ~ Christopher Coyle (cover designer)~ Lisette Brody ~ Susi Cleaver ~ Raven (cover designer)

Selfpub Design (cover design)~ Ugo Arimo (male model) ~ C.L. Raven ~ Eve Newton ~ Lux Karpov-Kinrade ~ Robyn Peterman ~ MJ Marstens ~ Bo Reid ~ Erin Thornton ~ Kamayama Design ~ Briana Michaels ~ Tessa Tempest ~ Wendy Potocki~ 2nd Life Book Covers ~ Candace Woodrake ~ Sarabat (cover designer) ~ L.L. Frost ~ Rebecca Morman ~ Avdal Design (cover designer) ~J. Edwards Stone ~ Rozie Marshall~ WJ May ~ Aspen Marks

S.A. Price ~ Skye MacKinnon ~ Amelia Oliver ~ Melody Calder ~ Ava Mason ~ Jodie Szarmach ~ Lucy Smoke ~ Rosmary A. Johns ~ Cassandra Trussell ~N.J. Adel ~ Erin Bedford ~ Graceley Knox~ Erica Petit illustrations (cover designer) ~ L. Starfyre ~ Georgia Carter Mathers ~ A.C. Wilds ~ Helen Gadot

E.M. Moore ~ Devyn Sinclair ~ Everlyn Taylor ~ Cate Corvin ~ BC Morgan ~ Sam Hall ~ Jewels Arthur ~ Michelle Hercules ~ Cassie James ~ Tiegan Clyne ~ Dani Black PA ~ Sosha Ann PA ~ Darcy Ray ~ Nichol Smith PA ~ Aleera Anaya Ceres ~ SJ Sanders ~ Mallory Kent PA ~ Ira Myriam (blogger) ~ KC Morgan ~ Jenee Robinson PA ~ Kat Quinn ~ K. Margaret ~ Elle Middaugh ~ Eva Brandt

Serenity Rayne ~ Laurel Jones ~ Kayla Erickson ~ Ariz Brune ~ Gloria HudsonEmily Dawn ~ Eerilyfair Design (cover designer) ~ Milly Taiden ~ Victoria Larque~ Alan H. (male model) ~ April Bock ~ Kell Inkston ~ Mo Day PA

Andrea Pryde ~ Indra Frost ~ Amir Lane ~ Elizabeth G. Ellis ~ T.L Christianson

M. Sinclair ~ Erica Woods ~ Suki Williams ~ Kelly Grimes PA ~ Gabrielle Ash ~ Aspen Black ~ Gina Manis ~ VB Gilbert ~ Erica Andrews ~ C.V. Guyer ~ Addison Cain ~ Mercedes Jade ~ Elizabeth Francine PA ~ Sarah Klinger PA ~ Scarlett Ross ~ Kendra Moreno

S.E. Isaac~ Elizabeth Clare ~ Callie Rose ~ Kaitlyn Michaud ~ Rory Miles ~ Takari Hunter ~ Yashira Rosado Ortiz~ Brandy Slaven

Author Takari Hunter #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I want to state for the record now I’m really horrible about talking about myself. I never know what to say, but I’m willing to try if you’re willing to listen. I grew up in a small town in Midwest USA. Books have always played an essential role in my life. I loved them even before I could read. My parents would give me a new book for successful potty training (embarrassing baby stories lol). As I learned to talk, I began to make up stories to go with the pictures and “read” them to my very attentive stuffed animals. I taught myself to read at 4 or 5, with a little help from my friend Julie—who was a year older than me and was using what she learned in school—was the game-changer.

Fast-forward to the present day, I’m still an avid reader. I typically go through a book a day. I have lived all over the United States but settled back in my home state of Iowa after my divorce. Once my son started school, I knew I was locked in—at least until he graduated from high school. Now that he’s done with that, I’m free to move around again. I have a list of places I want to go to before making any significant changes. I may end up just staying put—it is where my family and my son is after all. Plus, I’m pretty sure my cat, BB, wouldn’t know what to do if he couldn’t police the neighborhood from his window perches anymore.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

It was definitely high on my list of possible career choices. All of my English type course professors encouraged me to write. I have always written short stories and poetry. It’s my way of journaling. I just never had any clue on how to get started, as far as where to submit a manuscript, finding an agent, etc. This was before the internet, and the unlimited information it provided, and LONG before Amazon came along to give self-publishing authors a platform. I shelved that dream for a really long time and focused on a career in business, until now. *evil laugh*

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I find my inspiration by watching people or from interesting pictures I find on Pinterest. Sometimes, I’ll come across an image that screams really loud at me, it demands to have its story told. The pictures that inspired this current book/series ate at me for months. It wasn’t as loud as others, but it kept pulling me back to it. I knew there was a story and that it would be good, but it just wasn’t forming a clear picture in my head right away. Here’s the original inspiration:

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Beautiful, isn’t it? ***NOTE: I have no rights to this artwork. I don’t know who the original artist is, I found it on Pinterest.

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What are you working on now?

I’m still working on the Masquerade of Myths series. I need to get Betrayals & Broken Promises as close to perfect as I can before I release it out into the world, but I’ve also started outlining and plot the scenes for books two and three. This is just the first series that will be housed within the Hell on Earth World. There are currently, at least, three more series planned that will pick up the world story arc (it’s a big one) but will showcase a different heroine in each, with lots of crossovers involved. There’s always a possibility there will be additional series added to the world. It all depends on how many it will take to tell the story(stories).

I’m also working on, in the background, an epic fantasy series. It was actually the story that got me back into writing and started this journey for me. I finished book one a while ago but wasn’t happy with the scope of it, so tore it apart. I’m really working on the world-building and character development for the entire cast (there are A LOT) before I start again. Don’t expect to see this one for quite some time. I’m only casually working on it when I have writer’s block for my current WIP.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Hmmm, that’s a good question. I sometimes need music and other times I need absolute silence. The one thing I can’t have is somebody in the house talking. My son has learned to either use his inside voice while I’m writing, or he escapes the house completely when he sees me sit down and pull up my laptop. I don’t think I have anything really quirky though. If something pops into my head, I’ll get back to you.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I want to make this into a full-time endeavor. I’m willing to put in the work and time to make that happen. I’m more concerned with the quality of my stories versus the quantity I put out right now. I want to get to the point where I’m reliably publishing four books per year, one every three months. I’m excited and altogether nervous, but even failure can be a success if you can learn from it and get back up to try again.

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

Well, I’m new myself, but I’ve been around the community for a while. I think my best advice is:

DON’T GIVE UP. This is a skill that needs practice and lots of work. Nobody starts off perfect, nobody ends up perfect either. There’s ALWAYS room for improvement.

FIRST DRAFTS ARE NOT PRETTY OR PERFECT. They’re not supposed to be. Every time you revise it, the words will come together more, and it’ll look better and better.

EDIT. Hire an editor. Yes, this will be one of the most significant expenses you’ll incur on your book, but if you find a good editor, it’s worth the cost. Self-editing is essential, but you won’t get it as clean as a professional editor. You read what you think you wrote, not what you actually put on the page. Find an editor who is knowledgeable and interested in helping you grow as an author. Ask them questions.

Ok, that’s enough advice from me for now. 😊

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

To all my future readers: Thank you! Thank you so much for taking a chance on me by reading my book(s). When I write, it’s with the hope that I’m able to tell you the story well enough that you join the people in each book on their journeys.

I love hearing from people about anything: send a picture you think could inspire a story, how you related to something I wrote, even constructive criticism (don’t be an asshole) is welcome; tell me what I’ve done right or what I could use improvement on, tell me about your day. I’m a tad socially awkward, and small talk is not a skill I’m good at, but I’ll do my best to form a connection so I can speak more freely with you.

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Betrayals & Broken Promises (Masquerade of Myths Book 1) by Takari Hunter

Being a chameleon demoness already made things tricky, but did it need to be this difficult?

All Dahlia wanted was her freedom, but first, she needed to buy out of her promised bonding, a promise that was made for her before she was even born. Almost a century of trying had taken its toll, and she’d done things she wasn’t proud of. Lost parts of herself along the way and flirted with the darkness inside her.

And it flirted back.

She told herself it would all be worth it in the end, but before she won that battle, everything in her life systematically blew up in her face—one piece at a time. Blaming it all on the beautiful, egotistical vampire who showed up in her life would be easy, but it started long before he arrived. With his help, she might succeed, but Dahlia wasn’t sure she could trust an outsider—not even one sent by Lucifer himself.

Dahlia was standing on the brink of having everything she’d ever dreamed of, but she also risked losing it all.

Was her freedom really worth the cost?