Author Alexis Calder #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I live near the Rocky Mountains with my family. When I’m not writing, I love to read, watch movies, and get outside. I’m obsessed with Star Wars and I love coffee.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Pretty much. When I was a kid, I either wanted to be an artist or a writer. I started writing my first novel when I was 11. Life got in the way, people talked me out of pursuing writing (so I studied art instead). I got back into writing after college.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I love reading about badass women who can take care of themselves (with occasional help). So I wanted to write a story about a woman who was out of her element but still found a way to thrive.

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What are you working on now?

I’ve got a short in a shared world coming out in January and a new Academy series starting in February.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Not sure if it’s a quirk, but I blare music. Mostly alt-rock while writing and classical while editing.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I have a million story ideas and want to write them all!

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

If you haven’t finished the first draft yet, stop worrying about how you’ll publish. Start there. Once it’s finished, do your research and listen to the people who have already been there but always follow up with your own research.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I want them to know that I listen to them and I have heard their request for book 4 in The Academy of the Elites series. It’s coming 🙂

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Author Ginna Moran #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m the author of over forty novels, with my main focus being on paranormal reverse harem. Apart from writing, I love crafting and hand-make tons of book swag for readers. Gray is my favorite color. I’ve dreamed about turning into a vampire since watching Interview with a Vampire in theaters when I was a kid. I’m also obsessed with mermaids, though I’m terrified of the ocean. That’s about it.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

While I’ve been writing since I was a kid, I didn’t want to be an author until my third year of college, where I suddenly changed my major from psychology to writing/literature.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I currently have five on-going series, but my newest one, The She-Wolf Games, was inspired by a vacation I took last summer to San Luis Obispo. I’m not exactly sure what inspired the story itself, but I stayed at the Madonna Inn hotel, where I imagined the Lunar Crest Pack world.

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What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up a novella for an upcoming Paranormal Prison Romance anthology called Magic is the New Black.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?
For every thirty minutes of writing, I take a 10 minute break to go on the internet.
What are your hopes for the future?
To write 15 books this year.

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

Learn about writing to-market in the genre you love, know your audience, spend time learning about the business side of publishing, and remember that everyone’s journey is different.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for your enthusiasm! You all make it less weird that I obsess over all these sexy imaginary men. 😉

The best way to hang out with me online is in my reader group. Join Paranormal Center for Matches and Mates for shenanigans, awesome giveaways, lots of author takeovers, hot guy discussions, fun games and more! I’m there every day.

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Author Samantha Rose #interview #authorversary

Please give a warm welcome to Samantha Rose and congratulate her on her 1 year Authorversary

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a mom of two boys a handful of cats and some fish.
I’m your regular everyday person, well sort of. My friends and family think of me as the crazy cat lady.
I’m originally from NS, Canada but moved to the USA in 2011, got hitched, had kids and started the proto because a citizen.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No. I went through a stage of wanting to be different things. I think I wanted to be a Veterinarian before I wanted to write.
I didn’t start wanting to become an author until my imagination became overloaded with wild crazy thoughts.
I was reading book after book, I consumed them like food. I couldn’t get enough. That’s when I decided to try my luck.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Villains. I love bad boys/girls and Disney is my favorite. Like many others before me, there is a deep love for the villains that never get a story of their own. So why not write one for them, instead of killing or chasing them off, give them the happy ending they deserve.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently finishing my villain story in the Mischief Matchmakers series. Only a few more Chapters to go!!

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I’m not really sure to be honest? I usually always an oddball.

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What are your hopes for the future?

That people will continue to find joy in my books and to help my author friends when they need it.

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What have you learned in your first year as an published author?

Being an author is hard. Lol.. Not going to lie, some days I struggle and I can go days without writing a single word when it’s just not flowing.
I started off thinking this would be a part time gig and it ended up being full time. Between running my author pages and writing, it takes up most of the free time I have when my kids are in school or asleep.
Then there are all the steps to writing a book and publishing that I learned as I went along.
I’m still learn new things everyday!! It’s never boring that’s for sure.

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

Never give up! This is a learning experience and even if you fail the first time (I did!!) just keep trying and you’ll get better! You’re not going to know everything day one in, and that’s okay but that doesn’t mean you can’t write a book. Believe in yourself. Your mind can do wonderous things.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you for sticking by me and reading my books! I didn’t think people would buy my stuff, you gave me hope and because of you guys I write and my drama stays alive.

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Author Godiva Glenn #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a wandering soul currently living in North Carolina with my husband and two kooky cats. When I’m not writing or reading, I’m playing PC games.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Not always directly. When I was growing up I loved writing but the author career wasn’t something I considered. My family wasn’t unsupportive of creative pursuits, but there was a lot of pressure to not become a starving artist of any sort. Eventually I hit the point where I realized I’d live in a van if it meant doing what I loved.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I find inspiration just about everywhere. If I read something good or bad, if I feel like there’s a story that isn’t being told, or if I feel that I could tell it better, that’s how I usually get started.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on two ongoing series projects and something different and new on the side. My primary focus is my Night Wolves series, which focuses on wolf shifter packs through the States. Second is my Otherworld Shifters series, which is being publish in the world of Milly Taiden’s Paranormal Dating Agency. My side project is a dark romance that I’m hoping *fingers crossed* to get out this year. My next release is Tough Shift, a paranormal reverse harem romance, Otherworld Shifters #6.

Do you have any quirks while writing?
Not that I can think of. I work from hold so it’s just me and the cats. If they’ve noticed any quirks, they haven’t said anything yet.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’m happy to keep moving forward. Like most authors, I have countless stories to tell and never feel like I’ll have time to tell them all. I hope to tell as many as possible.

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

Ask endless questions but always question the answers. I made avoidable mistakes in my first year of publishing, and they took a lot of time and effort to correct. Some people can dive in, some need to wade a bit. Figure out which you are and don’t be pressured to do something you aren’t ready for. If in doubt, find reliable author buddies to help you decide when is the best time to take the plunge. Writing is the easy part. Publishing is what will test your mettle.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! I know there are millions of books out there, so when a reader finds mine and enjoys it, I want to shoot off fireworks. Kind words from readers are truly a gift. And I’m always happy to talk to readers and get honest feedback.

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Author Zoe Parker #interview @zoeparkerauthor

Please give a warm welcome to

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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Author Alice Wild #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hi! My name is Alice Wilde, and I’m a mother of a cat (or a furry dragon as she likes to sit on my shoulders). I started actually writing and finishing books a little over a year ago and have fallen in love with it, my only wish is that I was able to write more, better, and faster.

I used to work in the gaming industry in Asia as both a copyeditor and copywriter, but then switched to graphic design later as I thought that was my ultimate passion… don’t get me wrong, I still love it, but I think I just love anything creative where I can actually have some kind of control over the outcome. I say some because once I’m in a writing flow, my characters take over and I pretty much never know what’s going to happen next!

There’s never a wrong time for ice cream or hot chocolate.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes and no. I loved writing when I was a kid, until someone told me I should be a writer…and then I didn’t want to write anymore (it was a weird phase in my life). So, when I finally started writing again, it came as a huge surprise to me! I haven’t looked back since.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Honestly, I had a bit of a hovering idea that wasn’t really clicking until I watched Lucifer (season 4) and Good Omens. There was something in those shows that made my story concept finally make sense to me, and that was that.

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What are you working on now?

I have so many projects! I’m currently working on finishing the Hellfire Academy series, but I’ve already started planning and maybe writing here and there in several new series and standalones to be released later this year. I’m so excited about them, I can’t wait to announce them officially.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Where do I even begin? Yes, I have to be in a flow to write. Sometimes this means keeping a very strict schedule of the exact same breakfast at the exact same time with the exact same song on loop for a week. Sometimes it means scrunching up on my couch in a terrible position for my back. Recently, it’s been a mug of hot chocolate with whipped cream, a video of someone chatting about sewing in the background, and a mini table on top of my desk to create a makeshift standing desk.

Authoring is weird.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to write full-time! I can’t quite afford to do that yet, but it’s all part of the process, and I believe hard work eventually pays off. Plus, I love my readers! They’ve been so encouraging as a whole. I actually have a lot of ideas that span across genres so ultimate I’d just like to get all my stories out to the world and hopefully bring some happiness to others.

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

Don’t give up. You’ll get better, faster, and more creative. Don’t let negative comments or reviews get you down, you’re only in competition with yourself. Just strive to make ever book better than the last, and enjoy the process! Now, go write.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you all! Seriously, some days it’s just knowing that people are out there enjoy my stories that keeps me going. Authors are human, too, and writing can be a lonely, long road, but it’s so worth it when you get that random review, comment, or message that your stories meant something to someone. The most we can hope to do is change the world one story at a time. Was that too cheesy?

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Author Brandy Slaven #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Hey there, I’m a book and movie nerd from small town Tennessee. I can be found on the daily attached to a computer of some sort talking to my imaginary friends, but I also like visiting new places with the hubs, two kiddos, and my fur baby.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I never had the confidence to think I could ever write a book that someone would read and actually like. I’ve always loved both reading and writing, though, so I guess I was hopeful.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My next book set to publish is a zombie RH co-write with Mary Martel and it all came about because we both wanted a main character full of sass who knew how to kickass.

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What are you working on now?

I’m currently working on Zombie Queen as well as a sequel to another co-authored series and the start of an entire brand new saga coming 2020.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Music. I have to have music because I get easily distracted if there’s a lot going on around me.

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What are your hopes for the future?

The biggest thing on my hopes for the future list is to finish everything I have planned from now until the end of 2021. #Goals and all that jazz.

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

1) Don’t ever give up. If you have the itch to write, then do it! No matter what anyone says. No matter how bad the first reviews are. Keep at it because we all have new things we can learn.

2) Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Authors are people too and have worn those beginner shoes. Besides, most of us don’t bite…hard.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love my readers. Without you guys, I couldn’t do what I love and that makes me eternally grateful for every last one of you!

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#Free books from Tamara White

From Jan 1st, most of these will go up in price and there won’t be another free day for a long while so this is the chance to get those you haven’t yet grabbed!

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The Order – Free from 26th to 30th of Dec

The Curse – Free from 27th to 31st of Dec

Taken by Blood – Free from 27th to 30th of Dec

Her Mates – Free from 27th to 31st of Dec

Untamed – Free from 27th to 31st of Dec

Fallen Elemental – Free from 27th to 31st of Dec

#FREE ~ Shunned by Steffanie Holmes

Shunned: a dark bully romance (Kings of Miskatonic Prep Book 1) by Steffanie Holmes

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I should have kept my mouth shut.
I should have let them win.
Now the kings of the school are out for my blood,
… and they’re not the only ones.

The fire took everything.
My parents. My best friend. My life.

Now I have a second chance.
I only have to endure one year at this prestigious academy for rich snobs.
One year of being the charity case no one wanted.
One year of taunts and insults and bullying. Then I’m free.

But I didn’t count on Trey, Ayaz, and Quinn.
Arrogant, privileged, dangerous.
Drop-dead gorgeous.
They want me gone.
They want me to suffer.
They’re determined to make my nightmares real.

Tough luck, bully boys – I won’t hide away.
I’m not afraid.
But maybe… I should be.

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HP Lovecraft meets Cruel Intentions in book 1 of this dark paranormal reverse harem bully romance. Warning: Not for the faint of heart – this story of three broken bad boys and the girl who stood her ground contains dark themes, crazed cultists, books bound in human skin, high-school drama, swoon-worthy sex, and potential triggers.