Author Rozie Marshall #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

My name is Rozie Marshall. I have a BA in European history. I write Paranormal Reverse Harem at the moment. I’m also working on a post apocalyptic pirate RH, and a Zombie RH… plus I have several series planned for the future. I am polyamorous so the reverse harem wasn’t hard for me to imagine. I also write some erotica and BDSM but they have yet to be released.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve been writing for over 15 years in the hopes of being published. I would lose myself in historical details and the plot would suffer. I switched genres to Paranormal and the ideas and plot’s just flew out. I have wanted to be an author for a very long time, so now that I’m published it’s a dream come true.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Most of the characters are based off people I know and love in real life. Some taken straight from my relationships with alternat names. The story itself was based on recurring dreams I kept having, that I thought would make a great storyline. I also took inspiration from an image I found online and that dictated the number of men in my main character’s life.

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What are you working on now?

I am working on the fourth book of my current series. A standalone post apocalyptic pirate RH. The first book in a Zombie RH series. Also two cowrites with other authors. Plus when I have the time I will outline and do character bios for future series I have planned.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

My characters talk to me and tell me what to write. I tend to listen to opera while writing. I’m OCD so I tent to organize the hell out of everything on my desktop in neat little rows or columns. I tend to work best at night when my children are asleep…they tend to distract me when I try to write in the day.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I would love to be able to make writing my full time job. I have several other series planned that I would like to get out in the future. I hope to get at least a small fan base that would make going to book signings a thing I could do. Really thought my biggest hope is that people enjoy my books.

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

Never give up, even if it takes years. Never read a 1 star review it will only cause you to doubt yourself. Always believe that you are where you should be. Never compromise your story for someone else’s opinion. Remember always that it’s your voice that should be heard, and people want to hear your voice.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for all your love and support. I hope to continue growing as an author and transporting you to the world’s within my books. I hope to be around for a while…for the love of sex and sin, and from the bottom of my heart, Thank you.

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Author J. Edwards Stone #interview #newrelease

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m a lot of things. Wife, mom, author, scary lawyer. But today I’m especially an author (with a new book coming out on June 22, 2019)!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Always. Ever since I was a little girl, I was a storyteller. I still remember being so small I couldn’t even see over the table, telling my family at breakfast a story about a girl named Lucy. This became a routine – I would ask them to give me a topic, and I would build a story around it as I went (always with a girl named “Lucy!”).
I’m not sure why I didn’t pursue a literature or English degree in school. I regret it to an extent, but ultimately I can still pursue that passion and publish my novels. It’s much more difficult with two young kids and a demanding career, but I would peck away at a story for hours into the evening. I’m now proud to be the almost-published author of a new series (A War of Black Feathers). Very proud.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m not sure where the inspiration originated, to tell you the truth. I wrote another book that hasn’t made it to the publishers – one based on a Greek myth. During my research into that book, I came across the image of the goddess, Nike, and I thought she would be a cool protagonist in a story. I started to imagine Angels from that, and what their world must look like.
The clincher may have been on a trip to the park with the kidlets. My son found a black feather on the ground and asked what wing it came from. Such a cool question when put that way, and my mind turned back around to the concept of Angels.
I thought I should write a story about them.
So I did!

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What are you working on now?

I’m on a hiatus from writing at the moment. I have a complete series and have to time the releases. With help from my hubs, (the kool kat that he is), we’ve been working on marketing, mainly. (He’s really the star here – he runs all of my campaigns and internet-stuff. Thanks Honey!). I would like to finish my mythology series, and I’ve always wanted to write something in the Arthurian Legend universe. Perhaps someday!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Good question but alas, I’m rather boring. I DO like to sit in my kitchen to write as opposed to anywhere else in the universe. I feel like I’m more creative there for some reason, but it’s probably just that it’s close to the snacks.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I have many. I hope “Herald” does well, and that people enjoy my work and feel something when they read it. I would like to be able to say that I moved people (in a good way), and that I created a bit of an escape for their troubles – even if only for a little while.

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

Just write. Don’t torture yourself over whether you have a perfect plot or ending or whatever. Don’t agonize over whether you’re doing it right. Just WRITE the story. You can always go back later and fix things, but pound out that thing until it’s finished, no matter how torturous it may be.
After that – GET an EDITOR. Do NOT assume you can query agents or publish it until you have a perfect manuscript in your hands. A good editor is worth every penny you can spend, trust me. If you try to pass off a book with spelling mistakes or grammatical errors, the audience will punish you for it in reviews and/or agents will discard your baby into the slush pile. Trust me.
If you’re going the indie route, make sure your cover is completely kick-ass. Home made jobbies don’t sell books, but beautiful, eye-catching covers do.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! For all your support, for your encouragement and validation.

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Author Wendy Potocki #interview

Please give a war welcome to author Wendy Potocki

Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yup, sure did!

It was a secret desire and I never told anyone because I never thought I would never be good enough—or have the ideas that spark good stories. Since I was a booklover, I thought authors were magical in their ability to keep me spellbound. So for more than half of my life, it remained a dream … something tickling my fancy … but nothing more. Then one day, my muse whispered an idea in my ear. Once started, I’ve never stopped.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Okay, so this is actually kind of interesting. I wrote a short story for a writing competition hosted by J. Ellington Ashton Press. The short was entitled “Fate Worse than Death,” and was about zombies. The lead character was a teenager who had to write a story for her English class using stream of consciousness. That method of writing has always fascinated me as there’s no filter on what comes out. One night, the concept got the better of me, and I decided to give it a try. I sat down and just wrote the first thing that came into my head. It was:

A liquid night.

A lucid dream.

A one-eyed girl buried in the rain.

I loved the words and the mood struck, and before I knew it, the three lines burst into an entire novel. It’s what I’m working on now and I hope it’ll be finished by Halloween. At least, that’s the plan.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I don’t think so. I do like to write in the daytime which is always a surprise to me given that I’m such a night owl. I guess the only things that would pass for quirks are: (1) I do not like to talk about ideas I’m working on, and (2) I design covers for any new work I’m about to write. The cover allows me to establish a mood and feeling. It also helps consolidate or ground the visualization so there’s a tangible representation of the creative process going on in my head. I suppose one could liken it to a mood board, but for me, it’s designing covers.

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

My main advice is: WRITE. In personal training, there’s a concept known as “ exercise specificity.” What it means is that if you want to swim, at some point, you have to get in the water and swim! Running, lifting weights, eating healthy all might contribute to conditioning the body to swim, but swimming is the key in learning to swim. And it’s the same with writing.

Just write. Write anything, everywhere, and anything. If you write novels, try a short story … or poetry. If a friend needs to write a letter, write it for them. Also, write for blogs or other outlets that require you meeting a deadline. It’s the only way you’ll get good at firing out a paragraph or two. It comes in handy when you get an opportunity—like this one, for instance.

The next piece of advice would be to continue to hone your craft. Don’t get stuck in the notion that you can’t improve or that there’s a limitation on what you do. The best way to accomplish this is to distance yourself from what you’re doing, and be as objective as you can about your work. It may require putting your work away for a few weeks or months and looking at it with a fresh eye, but stagnation is the worst sin so don’t stay where you are. Continue to flex your muscle—and wings. Yes, they’re there waiting for you to use. Never be afraid to fail; it’s in the failing you’ll learn and eventually transform.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Yes, thank you so much for supporting me and my work. I love writing so much and I hope that it always shows.

I’m also very happy to announce that, after a long absence on the horror scene, I am coming out with two new chiller-dillers so please look for it them this fall. In the meantime, love to you all.

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Author Briana Michaels #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Briana Michaels, lover of all the dark, sinful, and sexy things. I also have a serious taco addiction.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, but I was always great at telling stories – at least that’s what I’ve been told. I was an event planner in Baltimore, MD for many, many years because creativity was always something that bubbled out of me. After moving to PA, I gave up events and became a preschool art teacher – so fun!

One day, after going out to dinner with my husband, we were driving home and I stared out the window and felt… I don’t know… like I needed to do something more. I’d had a character in my head for a while and decided to bite the bullet, so I said to my hubs, “I’m going to write a book.” He wasn’t at all shocked that I would do something like that out of the blue (have I mentioned how impulsive I can be?) Sooooo, I sat down and started writing. I haven’t stopped since. Now I can’t NOT write. I think I’d suffocate without it.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Hmmmm, which series!? I have two! Hell Hounds Harem is a reverse harem dark paranormal romance and I also write the Sins of the Sidhe series, which is a paranormal romance with urban fantasy elements (not RH).

In both, I take a lot of lessons I’ve learned in my life and stitch them into each character. And music drives my writing BIG TIME. Hozier, Shinedown, and Dorothy are just a few that fuel my muse. I’m a major Hozier fan though. Each book in my Sins of the Sidhe series was inspired by a song of his. Shinedown is a biggie for my Hell Hounds Harem series. I even have unofficial playlists for all my books – you can see them here: http://www.BrianaMichaels.com

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What are you working on now?

I just finished the final edits for the Second Trilogy in my Hell Hounds Harem series! Wooo hooo! And I’m currently working on the third draft of book 8 for the Sins of the Sidhe series. Once that is complete, I’ll jump back to the Hell Hounds Harem again, because the Third Trilogy is mapped out and those characters are roaring for my attention.

Side Note: With the Hell Hounds Harem series, I drop all three books in the trilogy on the same day. I binge write them so you can binge read them. 😊

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I sit like Gollum. Does that count? I literally perch on the seat and stay that way until my legs cramp and scream. I don’t even know why I do this. *Pets the keyboard and whispers, “My precious.”*

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What are your hopes for the future?

Personally: That I grow my reader base and get to travel around to meet people more. I love having conversations with book lovers, and it would be wonderful to attend more book cons and meet readers that I only get to talk to online. I want to write a few new series and one thriller book, too. I’m trying to figure out a writing schedule that will allow all that I want to do.

Book World: I hope that Reverse Harem continues to grow in readership and also that the paranormal romance community gets more love and attention. Come on, folks, the dark side is amazing and magical af. You’ll love it!

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

Dive in. Seriously, don’t pussy foot around about it. JUMP. IN. I’ve never met an author who regretted their decision to write a book.

Once you write your book, go over it a million times and then once more before you hit that publish button!

Don’t read reviews. You’re going to want to and it’s completely understandable. When you have high ratings, it’s easy to be tempted. But once you see a bad rating, be prepared. If you feel the need to know what readers are saying, ask a friend or family member to look for you and soften the blow a little – only allow them to tell you the constructive criticism that’s embedded in the reviews. Trust me, we all think we can handle “that one-star review” but it fucking crushes your mojo. For whatever reason, it can derail you faster than anything else. SO, DON’T LOOK!

The most important piece of advice, though, is this: Write what you want. Follow your gut. Your instincts and characters will never steer you wrong, so put your trust in them and yourself and stay TRUE to them and you.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you. I’ve said it a million times and I’ll say it until I’m six feet under. I. LOVE. YOU. The support you give me has been so tremendous, there are days you steal my breath. My mornings begin with emails and messages from readers, and my evenings end the same way. I’m the luckiest writer in the world to have each and every one of you in my life. I can’t wait to take you on the next journey with me.

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Authors Karpov Kinrade #interview @KarpovKinrade

Please give a warm welcome to authors Karpov Kinrade

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Tell us a bit about yourself

We are Lux and Dmytry Karpov Kinrade. A married couple co-writing under our shared last name. We met on twitter while Dmytry lived on the east coast of Canada and Lux lived on the west coast of the United States. We were writing partners who fell in love and we are now living our HEA in California with our three kids, seven cats and a lot of love. We have written over 38 books, a few screenplays and several songs, with plans for many more!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

Yes. We both started writing stories when we were children.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The Night Firm is our most current series and was inspired by our love for new vampire lore, romance, and fantasy. The main character’s backstory was also largely inspired by Lux’s life and the loss of her brother to suicide.

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What are you working on now?

We are working on book 2 of The Night Firm, as well as a standalone vampire romance, Forever Bound, launching at the end of May.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

We listen to the same song on repeat until our children hate all music and want to smash our computers. LOL

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What are your hopes for the future?

To write more books, and to ultimately write and direct movies and awesome tv.

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

Learn your genre, study the market, hone your craft, practice-practice-practice, and don’t give up!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

We love you. You’re the reason we get to make up stories for a living. Thanks for reading them. ❤

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Authors C L Raven #interview @clraven

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Tell us a bit about yourself

We’re identical twins from Cardiff, Wales and we write horror novels and short stories. We’ve just started writing comics and film scripts and are enjoying the change. Most of our time is spent looking after our animal army, who are all rescue or rehomed pets. There is currently 15 of them. In our spare time, we love doing polefit and are training to become instructors. We also do gymnastics, but the less we say about that, the better. We somehow ended up with lead roles in our friend’s horror film, School Hall Slaughter, so we’ve been rehearsing stunts for that. We’re hoping to start directing our own short horror film after summer. We love travelling and find the creepiest places to visit. We’ve just returned from a book signing in Sweden.

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Have you always wanted to become authors?

Originally, we were obsessed with horses and wanted to be either professional showjumpers, or riding instructors. But not being able to afford a horse was quite an obstacle. We started writing novels when we were 12, so as we became teenagers, we decided we wanted to become authors and nothing else. By then, our depression had forced us to give up horse riding so we needed a new career plan! Our teachers were less than happy, and we often got detention for not doing our homework – we were too busy writing!

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Our most recent release, Empty Graves, is about the body snatchers in Edinburgh in 1828. We love history, and learning about body snatchers Burke and Hare (they were really murderers, not body snatchers) made us interested in Edinburgh. We were fascinated that it’s two cities in one – Old Town and New Town. We fell in love with it before we visited. Now we go back every year and get inspired by each visit. We now have three historical books set in Edinburgh. The Malignant Dead is about the plague in 1645, and The Devil’s Servants is about the witch trials in 1649. They are a series, in a way, as they’re linked by minor characters, or descendants, and are all set in Edinburgh. Edinburgh itself inspired them, as all three are based on true events. We have plans for a fourth one, based on the legend of Sawney Bean and his cannibal family.

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What are you working on now?

We’re currently writing a new novel about a woman who gets possessed by a demon, but she likes the effect the demon has, so allows it to stay. Her demon is after an object that will give it ultimate power, but it’s not the only demon that wants it, so together, they exorcise other peoples’ demons to stop them from getting the object first. We’ve just finished writing a gothic novella about a cursed castle that drives people to insanity, and we’re editing a novel about a necromancer who helps the police by resurrecting murder victims to interview them. Our first comic is due to be published at the end of the year.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Does falling asleep at the laptop count? If not, then no. We usually have the company of a cat, Theo. He’s not ours, but every time his owner collects him, he returns after a few days. Before Theo arrived, our tortie, Mina, would sit on our laps. She also isn’t ours but has been living here for a year now. Before Mina arrived, our youngest cat, Ripley was our writing buddy. So we guess having a feline writing buddy is our quirk. The other cats. Storm and Phoenix have no interest in helping us.

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What are your hopes for the future?

To be successful, and to make a proper living from our writing, so people will stop telling us to get a ‘proper job’. Not sure they think teaching polefitness counts as a proper job either! Neil Gaiman is our inspiration and we’d like to switch between books, comics, and other projects with the same success that he has. We once tweeted him to tell him it was his fault his publisher turned our book down (they loved but it didn’t want another funny apocalypse book). Neil tweeted us back, apologising.

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

Don’t expect overnight success. It’s incredible tough to get success in writing. You have to have the courage to keep submitting work, despite all the rejections. (We’re nearing 500 with our short stories/novels/articles). We often feel like giving up, particularly when our depression is bad, and at times we wish we could quit. But we can’t. You’ll always see writers posting about their success and it will feel like you’re the only one failing. You’re not. They’re only showing you the highlights. Nobody likes to look like a failure, so nobody posts about their rejections. We do, because we want people to know how hard it is. Plus only posting about your success is like a kick in the boobs to someone getting nothing but rejections. But you have to keep going. If you don’t put your work out there then it can’t be accepted. It’s terrifying, but it’s worth it. And if someone tells you to get a proper job, punch them in the teeth. Seriously. Punch them hard. Then hit them with a book. Those same people would be the first to complain if there were no books, no comics, no TV shows, no films. For those things to exist, you need writers. Also, things change so quickly. A couple of weeks ago, we did a signing in Sweden’s oldest book shop and were on the front page of two newspapers and a large spread in a third. People came up to us in random places, recognising us and came to the shop just to meet us. This week, we’ve had nothing but rejections from publishers! It’s a fickle world.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much for reading our work, and making what we do matter. It often feels like nobody cares, but then we’ll get a message from a reader, saying they loved one of our books, and it makes all the heartache worth it. So thank you. You’re the reason we keep fighting.

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Beyond The Veil Series by Trina Bates #complete

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The Hollow’s Awakening

I thought I was out for a night of fun with the love of my life, Ebbin.
My best friend Blue had other plans. She added a little something
extra in our drinks. Something meant for Ebbin and I. A lust spell.
We ended up taking three men home that night.
Now eight weeks later, we find out we’re pregnant.
We’re ecstatic, that is until we run into the three men we thought, were long gone.
We didn’t know they were different, supernaturals which we call Other.
We also thought our baby would be human like us, a Hollow.
Forced to find out what our child will be, I can’t help but wonder if it
will bring us all together, or tear us apart.

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The Other’s Ascension

The journey continues as Mira and her men race against the clock to discover her Valkyrie heritage so that she can ascend in a mere few days. Without ascending, Mira risks losing not only her life, but that of her unborn child as well.
Thrust in a new world of the Others, Mira must accept her fears and weaknesses, and gain control over her demonic half before it’s too late…
With threats, old and new looming on the horizon, she doesn’t know how far her men are willing to go. Secrets are revealed, some too hard to bear. Will they save her from not only herself, but the people that were supposed to protect her, or will they find the odds are too great?
Immerse yourself in an all new, magical world where Mira and her four men will bring your imagination to its knees and show you a different side of the Veil.
RH, 18+, language. *Please note, there is some mild torture and some scenes that might be triggering to people.*

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The Demon’s Advantage

Mira and her men have come so far. Though their adventures are still plentiful, the situations they’re now entangled in are even more dire than before.
As one of the most powerful Others any have seen, Mira’s Valkyrie side has just come to fruition, but her Demon side is still trying to take over. The light and dark that dwell within her are fighting for control. Will she be able to keep the two warring sides inside of her in check, or will they be her demise while she tries to save the mother she has never known?
Can she protect those she loves along the way while she works towards abolishing the one man that has ended the lives of his own children, only to fuel his incessant need for power, or will Mira become a pawn in his deadly games too?
Lose yourself in the newest installment of the Beyond the Veil series as new allegiances are made, lifelong friendships are found and the love of Mira, Rhett, Rhydian, Ebbin, and Merrick continue.

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The Valkyrie’s Promise

In the final installment of Mira’s tale, battles end, wars are won and to the victor goes the spoils. Or so they say. A bargain struck, and with a hint of trickery the bittersweet lines are once again tested. True achievement of all, is awarded to those that dwell on the cusp of light, and dark.
Reeling from loss, Mira changes tactics after her father escapes. Remembering the yellow eyed demon, she forms a plan to rid the realms of her father once and for all. He will pay for the tyranny he has caused.
With Alyria so close to being born, the race is on to end not only Alastor, but the long silent Conclave that has been biding their time, waiting for the perfect moment to emerge from the shadows.
With a new member joining the ranks, will they aid in the destruction of Alastor, or cause more strife than what has been foreseen?
In worlds and realms long but forgotten, death has been the only certainty in the lives of Hollows and Others alike. Or is it?
Join us in the action packed ending to the Beyond the Veil series.

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Author Serena Nova #interview

Please give a warm welcome to debut author Serena Nova

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My name is Serena Nova, and I’m 28 years old, have two cats and a boyfriend. I’m Dutch and live in the Netherlands. I’m a creative person that likes to read, write and cuddle her boyfriend and cats. I mostly wear two different coloured socks and I love summer! And I published my first book this year in March.

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No, not really. I just like to talk. I always wanted to be in the publishing business and after a few dips in my life, I decided to start writing and loved it as much as reading that I kept going. That was roughly a year ago.

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What are you working on now?

Currently working on book two in the full blood series and another project that will drop before book 2 in my first series. But it is an undies destroying story. Or in this case my own.

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I like to wrap myself in warm clothing and put on my over headphones and ignore the world. But other quirks, not that I know of. Maybe making weird faces while writing?

What are your hopes for the future?

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That I’m still writing, bringing out new amazing worlds for the readers to disappear in. That’s what books are for me, a place to go on an adventure!

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Mostly just thank you for reading, for enjoying the worlds I put out there and for just being you!

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Author Ann Denton #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Ann Denton

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Ann Denton and I’m a serial killer. Only of imaginary characters, but still, I think it’s important to put it out there, so you know where I stand. If you annoy me, an imaginary version of you might end up attacked by werewolves. Just saying. I write all kinds of fantasy and paranormal books.

I’m a stay-at-home-mom for my six and three-year-old and have been writing novels since I was pregnant with my oldest. Writing has always been an outlet for me, though I was trained as a playwright and screenwriter in college, not a novelist.

Also, apologies to everyone reading this, but I’ve got the market cornered on best husband in the world, so everyone else is just gonna have to settle. Wanna fight me on that? See paragraph one. 😊

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I won 2nd place in an essay contest in 7th grade. I’ve always just loved storytelling. But at first, I thought I wanted to write for T.V. Dreams evolve.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I have a couple series going right now. Tangled Crowns is my Reverse Harem series and it’s a series of medieval romantic fairy tales. I’ve always loved fairy tale remakes and while I don’t draw on any particular fairy tales for this series, I do love drawing on tropes, like going to the ball or fighting an evil beast. I really wanted to write a RH where the guys didn’t just fall into the girl’s lap. I wanted her to have to earn their love. So, that’s pretty much what inspired Knightfall, the first book in the series.

My other series, Lyon Fox, is a paranormal cozy mystery series. I created it originally as a wedding gift, throwing in everything I could think of that my friend might love. But I fell so in love with the world that I couldn’t stop writing about it!

What are you working on now?

I’m working on book two for Tangled Crowns: MidKnight and book four for Lyon Fox: Hexed Hit.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to chew gum or I end up eating way too much. Sometimes I sit with my legs crossed and my legs fall asleep. I write with three screens and often keep an inspiration pic up on one screen, references on another, and the book on the third.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to write more series people love. And I’m seriously so in love with the RH world and the interactive fan base on Facebook. I’d love to eventually write a book where my readers choose what happens next every few chapters.

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

Write. Then try something different. I started with a YA Fantasy series set in a post-apocalyptic world. I think maybe thirty people have read those novels. But then I created something for a friend who’s an avid reader. And then I genre-hopped again to RH.

Just keep writing. Test out different voices until one clicks. I never thought I’d end up being a writer who was kinda funny when I started. But now, I’m addicted to it. I will reread scenes I’ve written that crack me up endlessly. Life is an experience and writing is the same, sometimes you won’t know what’s right for you until you try it. (Unless it’s escargot. And then it’s never right. Ever.)

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you! You are amazing. Your support makes me tear up. Your compliments make me glow. You have no idea how much it means to me that you take a chance on my books. I am so thrilled to create things for you.

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Author Melissa Adams #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Melissa Adams

Tell us a bit about yourself.

I was born in Italy. I’m half English half Italian and grew up between the two countries. So that means I am bilingual with Italian.
I am a flight attendant by profession and I have lived in the UK, Italy, Germany and the US. I have an American husband who followed me back to Europe about five years ago when we decided to settle down permanently in the UK.
When and I don’t read and write, I love to cook, swim and take long walks with my two dogs.
I’m obsessed with 80s and 90s movies and music and I am especially fond of teen movies.
In fact, I mostly write new adult novels, probably because I still feel young at heart and I am fascinated with the endless possibilities one has during those years è, even though obviously I wish I knew then what I know now.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

I wrote my first novel when I was thirteen. It was a spy story called Intrigues and Contrabands. I even wrote a thriller when I was sixteen and then we made a movie out of it with my friends that summer. (All before digital cameras). So yeah, I have always wanted to write but I only took the plunge to do it seriously last summer. I am a flight attendant when I don’t write.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

The inspiration was my summer’s at summer camp aa teen. An old boyfriend reached out to me last summer when he needed to talk. He was my first kiss and we reminisced a little via Facebook and at the time we had been caught in a little love triangle but he and the other guy were amazing to me and we have been friends for years to this day. So I started writing about it and a few weeks later, I had written the first book of Lake Emerald Chronicles: The First Summer. Obviously the whole story is made up but I took inspiration from those summers at camp…

What are you working on now?

I’m working on a new RH series. It’s my first paranormal series. It’s about witches but it has got a totally different angle than anything you traditionally read. The Title of the series is Dreams and book 1 is Dreaming Of You

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I write whenever I can and since I still fly full time, I sometimes have to do it in the crew room (when a flight is delayed). So I got used to being asked what I’m doing by the pilots (who always then proceed to ask me to read them a naughty scene, they can’t help it) or if I’m home, I write with my two Yorkshire terriers on my lap. I have a slight obsession with Yorkshire terriers and Norse gods

What are your hopes for the future?

My hopes for the future are to possibly fly only part time (hopefully within the next couple of years) and maybe one day write full time. But I only published my first book at the end of last summer, so I am still trying to get people to know my name and my work.

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

My advice is to write what you are comfortable with and don’t rush it, don’t push publish unless you know you wrote the story you wanted. And also, don’t do it like me. I pressed publish and I only created an author profile a week later. It’s smarter to make connections in the Facebook groups and so on before hand. I published and no one knew who I was. It’s slowly changing but I wish I had thought ahead.

Do you have anything to say to your readers?

What I say to my Readers is that my stories are about feelings and love and real life (Reverse Harem style). I try to create a world for you and show you the story as it unfolds in my mind, give you a picture, like a movie. I want you to feel every look, every kiss, every dilemma. And I like to put a little mystery twist in my stories too. So if I have done that for you, I have done what I set out for. And I love when I get messages from people who have read my books and have questions or want to talk about them.

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A Winter Tale

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Reverse Harem with Melissa Adams