Author C.A. Storm #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Chris “C.A.” Storm | Kinkaid Knight

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Oh, this is always a difficult one. Right, I’m a 40-something gay male who writes romance novels primarily for a female audience. From male/female romances through polyamorous/reverse harem novels, and even dipping my toes into gay harem and dystopian omegaverse stories. I write under the pen name C.A. Storm for my paranormal/science fiction romance stories, and started a new pen name, Kinkaid Knight, for my more contemporary and “adult” erotica books.

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I grew up a military brat, joined the Navy out of high school, then after getting out of the Navy, proceeded to spend my twenties hopping around the world, trying to “find myself” while I pursued my dreams – I ended up working for a game publishing company producing tabletop roleplaying games based on the works of a New York Times best-selling author for a few years, then went to England for a year to work for an early independent publisher of alternative fantasy fiction. When I got back to the States, I finally finished getting my degree—in graphic design—before ending up in Hawaii of all places, where I finally made the plunge and started self-publishing romance novels.

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I’ve been reading romance novels since I was about 10, when I first got a hold of my mom’s Zebra Historical romance novels, and I’ve been addicted to “love” and “romance” ever since!

Currently, I live in Honolulu, Hawaii, with my partner of 14 years now. Hm, what else? I’m a Gemini, a bit of a Heathen, used to be called the #GlitterKing but have lately been embracing my #IrishViking heritage. I also have a fondness for hashtags, gifs, and posting pictures of good looking men in my Facebook groups to help spread joy, happiness, and eye-candy to those in need!

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always been a storyteller. Growing up, I’d make up fairy tales for my younger brother and sister as bed time stories. When I was 8, I won a school Halloween story writing contest for a short story about an alien plant—for the record, I won a set of fake vampire fangs and make-up kit—and ever since then, I’ve been a bit addicted to writing. In high school, I was the moody poet and channeled a lot of my storytelling into running Dungeons & Dragons and Vampire: The Masquerade/Werewolf: The Apocalypse games for my friends.

In my twenties, I started writing adventures for the Third Edition of Dungeons & Dragons, which ended up getting me a job as a game designer, writer/editor, and art director for Dragonlance Third Edition, but that was more technical writing than fiction. My first actual “published” fiction stories, however, were short stories that took place in Storm Constantine’s Wraeththu Universe.

Through my thirties, I didn’t do too much writing. I’d start projects, but never really finish, and was more focused on working on my degree in graphic design than I worried about actually submitting manuscripts for publication. It was only once I had my degree, and once I had moved to Hawaii and was in a better “mental place,” that I finally decided to take the plunge and start writing romance novels—because they’re fun.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

I’m a bit of a mental sponge. I absorb everything I’m exposed to; never knowing what may spark an idea. For one of the series I’m working on, I drew upon my usual inspiration of world mythologies – I love myths and legends, ever since first learning Greek mythology in school. However, I love the interaction between mythologies, how wildly disparate and separated peoples might have developed eerily similar monsters or stories, probably drawing from some long-lost primordial tales that somehow survived migrations.

Heh, then again, I’m also working on a contemporary story involving the Mafia, the Bratva, a Heathen motorcycle club, and a cleaning lady—which was inspired by the term “clean” romances, even though this one will definitely not be “clean”!

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What are you working on now?

Let’s see…more than I should probably admit to.

C.A. Storm has Lilith: the First Omega coming out next month, a twisted tale of how Lilith tricks some of the most wicked and monstrous beings from myth and legend into causing the apocalypse; which will kick off my dystopian/paranormal Omegaverse universe dubbed Omega Apocrypha. I’m also revamping and expanding my ELF Omegas Christmas short story to a full novella, so that’s another Omegaverse novel—although this one is that gay harem I previously mentioned. After I get those finished, I’m heading back to my first series, about a paranormal Renaissance Flair, with A Wolf in Period Clothing, which I hope to have out by the end of June-ish.

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Kinkaid Knight is hard at work on The Cleaners, the first in my Big Bad Men series of standalone novels. It’s introducing my contemporary universe, so will contain hints of future series to come. Kinkaid’s also working on an erotica short story, introducing another universe—this one a “contemporary” type of dystopian, revolving around “primal” males…you’ll have to stay tuned for more on that one!

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

Oh jeez. This is a little tough.

Hm. Okay, I have to write in order, from the beginning of the story through the end. I can’t jump around. If there’s a certain scene that I desperately want to write, I just have to bulldoze through the story until I get to it. That said, I save each chapter in a separate file, which makes it easier to edit in the long run and keeps my “master document” from getting too large and unwieldy.

I always have 2 drinks at hand. One is water, I drink a lot of water. I also always have either a cup of coffee – if it’s early (say, before 3-4pm)—or either a beer (if it’s a “work night”) or a mixed drink, typically Dr. Jack (Jack Daniels & Dr. Pepper).

Oh! I tend to speak out-loud when I’m writing dialogue, to make sure it’s flowing properly, that it makes sense. I…may have also acted out certain scenes, in order to make sure the mechanics of it work out properly. I should probably not discuss which scenes, in particular, I’ve done that with.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Honestly? Just to keep writing. I want to get to the point my writing is fully supporting myself and my family, and I’d be quite happy doing that for the rest of my natural life. Wherever it takes me, though, I’m sure it’ll be an interesting ride—and provide plenty more inspiration for future stories.

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

Hm, this is another tough one.

First, I’d say “find your voice.” Find what makes your stories different, the unique “voice” that allows readers to relate to you, your distinct turns of phrase or what makes you different from the millions of other writers out there.

Second, editing is important. I cannot stress the importance enough! However, and this is the tricky one…don’t let them edit out your personality and your voice!

Third, keep writing. Just write. Don’t worry about making it perfect in the first draft. Just focus on getting it finished. Once you can prove to yourself that you can craft a story from beginning to end, then worry about polishing it, editing and revising it, but don’t let yourself get caught up in the stress of ensuring it’s absolutely perfect before you let it out in the world. Perfection is impossible. Just make it as good as you can, and move on.

Fourth, make friends and don’t start drama. In the indie world, who you know can make or break you, but never, ever talk bad about anyone – they will find out. Some authors, and readers, thrive on the drama, but in the end, it takes away from your writing, from the enjoyment of writing and telling stories. Yes, you’re going to see other, newer authors suddenly become huge while you may still be struggling, and it’s going to make you doubt yourself; that’s sadly just the way things are. Don’t become “That Person,” who starts trying to tear down other authors, don’t become the bitter critic—just double-down on your own writing, and keep pushing forward!

Find your own path to happiness. Learn what you can, figure out what works for you, and kill them with kindness!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I adore you all—yes, even you! Thank you for reading my stories, and hopefully, even if just for a minute or two, I managed to entertain you! If I made you laugh, or made you swoon, or even made you mad or sad, then my mission was accomplished! Now, just be sure to leave a review!

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Author Joanne Ganci #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

Uhm…I’m a married stay at home Mom and *waggles eyebrows* an author! I hate chocolate and bacon and love cherry twizzlers and potato chips. I’m a little random and chaotic. Haha just kidding, I’m a lot random and chaotic. Total hot mess. I’m in love with love and addicted to fiction. Guess that’s why I’m here? Is that enough? I’m pretty awful about talking about myself. My specialty is talking to myself. *nervous laugh*

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No, actually. It never actually occurred to me that I could do this. I’ve been the last *cringe* almost ten years, not knowing what I wanted to be when I grow up. I’m digging this, now I just need to work on the growing up part.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

For Midland Springs, as I was writing Their Book Nerd, it just kind of made sense to make it a virtually neverending series. And it’s different and honestly probably a little risky but making each book about a different love story featuring different types of pairings (RH, M/M, F/F, Menage, etc.) again, just made sense. To me these are real people in a real town. In a real town you’re going to find all different kinds of people in all different walks of life. Mostly the characters dictate who they are and I’m just a puppet writing out their stories.For the co-write I’m working on with CA Higgins, it actually started with a joke I’ve been telling for years. I don’t even remember if I got it from somewhere or made it up. But CA and I just ran with it and now there is this whole world that I’m just absolutely in love with.

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What are you working on now?

I’m finishing up Lydia’s story, book 2 in the Midland Springs Series. Starting book 3. And the sci-fi urban fantasy co-write with CA Higgins.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

I have to be listening to music. The music changes depending on the book or character POV I’m working on usually. The Khalid station on Amazon Music has been able to cross character POVs and that’s mostly what I’ve been listening to lately.

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What are your hopes for the future?

Just keep writing. Of course I would love to hit bestseller at some point and go to conventions. But the main hope is to just give people joy when they read my words.

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

Do your research! Look over all your options and see what works for you. Not everything will work for the everyone. But the biggest piece of advice would probably be, don’t be afraid to reach out. We have an amazing community full of amazing women and men that have a wealth of knowledge. It can be intimidating but everyone, for the most part, is so kind and very willing to help you out. Oh, and remember you’re not going to please everyone and it’s not your job to.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you so much. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. I have been completely blown away by each and every one of you. Every review, comment, post, etc. warms my heart. I will never have enough words to thank y’all properly.

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Author Carrie Whitethorne #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Carrie

Hi!

I’m Carrie and I write under two names. Carrie Whitethorne for paranormal romance and urban fantasy, and Shae Banks for contemporary romance.

I live in the north west of England with my husband and children, and I write full time.

I began writing just after my youngest child started school- three years ago now- and haven’t looked back.

In three years I’ve become a USA Today bestselling author, have published eleven books, and have my first author signing at the end of this month.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

No.

I’ve always written, but I never believed I would write an entire novel and see it published.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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I’m in the process of marketing a reverse harem series. It has a strong Ancient Egypt theme and centers around a competitive eater and three genies.

I’ve always loved mythology. My first series explored European fae myths, and this one delves into the Egyptian gods and their roles.

As for the competitive eating, Kate Ovens is my tiny blond hero. I just don’t know how she does it.

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What are you working on now?

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Right now I’m writing the third book in my summer series. It’s another reverse harem, because I love having so many different personalities at play in one relationship and working out the dynamic between the characters, and is based on The Wizard of Oz.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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I need music. I need to be able to block everything out.

I also need a constant supply of Pepsi max and an empty house. Some days are better than others. On the days the words won’t come I take myself out for a walk or turn up at a friend’s house begging for coffee.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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That I can keep writing. Each series takes hundreds of hours to write, weeks to edit with a beta reader, professional editor, and proof reader phase to pass through, and marketing is time consuming and a bit of a minefield.

It’s a labor of love, and I hope to keep working at it for many years to come.

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

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Take your time.

A quality book isn’t written over night or cheap to produce.

Criticism isn’t bad. It’s a learning resource. Learn to take it, apply it, and grow from it.

Mistakes are the only way we learn. You’re going to make a lot of them, and that’s good. It means you learn more.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

Thank you.

Ultimately, I write for my readers and their continued support is what keeps me going.

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Author Maria Savva #interview

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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I live in London, and have worked as a solicitor for about 25 years. I currently specialise in Family Law. I work in a university and supervise students at the legal advice centre within the university, where we give free advice to the public. The students I’m supervising are training to become barristers. It’s quite a unique set up. I also take them to court each week, and we assist people who attend court without representation; the students get advocacy experience, and the clients get free advice, so it’s good for everyone, I think.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

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It wasn’t something I consciously chose to be. I’ve just developed a habit of writing over the years, and it’s not something I could stop doing now.

I’ve always had a vivid imagination, and I loved creative writing at school. I was a bookworm when I was a child, reading hundreds of books, and I always dreamed of writing a novel. I remember watching films when I was younger and seeing the credits, ‘based on the novel by…’—it’s always been a dream of mine to have a film made based on one of my books.

I started writing short stories in my mid-twenties and then challenged myself to write a novel when I found myself out of work when I was about 27. That’s when I wrote “Coincidences”. After that, I never stopped writing. I enjoy it.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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My new novel, “Evil Never Dies”, is a sequel to my novel “The Spider”. It will be published sometime this year. I already have a lovely cover design, by Kat from Aeternum Designs, who designed the covers for my books “A Time To Tell”– second edition, “The Spider”, and “Lost and Found”.

The edited draft of “Evil Never Dies” is currently with beta readers, and once I get their feedback I will make the final tweaks and publish the book.

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I suppose my inspiration for “Evil Never Dies” would have been the character Rex. I became intrigued by that character when I wrote “The Spider” and wanted to write another book to see how far I could explore this strange individual. I’m not sure whether it’ll become a series, but I can say that I think the ending to “Evil Never Dies” is open enough for at least another book to be written.

Time will tell.The inspiration for “The Spider” was probably, like most of my writing, inspired by the world around me. and usually darker side of life and human behaviour, which I try to make sense of in my writing and in the characters that I create.

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What are you working on now?

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I am at that point where I’ve just finished a novel and haven’t yet started the next one. I’m always writing, though, whether it’s blogging or short stories. I have just written a new short story, which will be available free to all subscribers of Darcia Helle’s newsletter. Darcia is one of the best indie writers out there, and she recently contacted a few authors to put together a free anthology. I’m happy to be part of that. As well as the new story that I wrote for the anthology, it will also feature one of my stories, “Where Do We Go?’, that was originally published on The Write Launch, online literary magazine.

I am hoping to find time to put together another collection of short stories soon.

Do you have any quirks while writing?

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Not really, not anymore. I just write. I can write anywhere, these days. I used to only write while sitting up in bed in the evening, and only ever with a pen and paper (I wrote my first three novels, and many of my earlier short stories, with pen and paper in the old-fashioned way). I used to also always need complete silence. But now I can just pick up a pen or start typing whenever and wherever.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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World peace. Is that even possible? I don’t like seeing and hearing about all the endless hate and violence every day. I also don’t understand why people are so intolerant these days and get offended so easily. I’m hoping people will become more understanding and kinder.

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

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Not really. People write for many different reasons. The only thing I would say is always remember that not everyone is going to like your writing and that’s okay.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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I know I have at least a handful of loyal readers, and to them I would like to say thank you. Thank you for taking time to read my books and stories, and for the wonderful reviews. I am grateful that you have chosen to read my books and that you enjoy them. It makes me happy to think that my stories can entertain others, as that is what writing is all about really.

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Author Darcia Helle #interview @DarciaHelle

Please give a warm welcome to author Darcia Helle

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Of all the questions I’ve been asked over the years, this is always the one that gives me pause. Why do I feel an uncomfortable, awkward twinge when I try to formulate a response? Help!

Part of me wants to give a silly dating site sort of answer: I love long walks on the beach, candlelight, and men who wash dishes. (All true!)

But, in all seriousness, I’m a total introvert, which is, in part, why I find this question difficult. I’m a thinker and a great listener, but I don’t talk about myself all that much.

Some things that make up the person I am: I’m fascinated by human nature, psychology, and madness. I have three dogs, one cat, all rescues, and all spoiled beyond reason. Each day is a battle against giving in to chronic health problems, most stemming from late-stage Lyme disease. Writing, reading, my furkids, my supportive husband, my family, and each and every reader who connects with me in some way keep me moving forward, one small step at a time.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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Oddly, becoming an author was never a career consideration. In my younger years, I didn’t even realize that what I did was different from what other people did in their spare time. I’ve always written. As soon as I was able to put sentences together, I wrote stories. As a child, I’d sit with a pencil and stapler for hours. I’d transcribe the stories in my head onto the pages, make a title page, and then staple it all together. In my teen years, I wrote a ton of dark poetry. Then I moved on to essays and short stories. Later, I wrote a lot of health-related articles for early websites. And, finally, I found myself writing a novel because it was the only way to stop the noise in my head.

I was always an author, though I didn’t realize it.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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This past February, I published OUT OF THE DARKNESS, which is the second Joe Cavelli, Paranormal PI novel. This is a series that wasn’t supposed to be a series. The first book, INTO THE LIGHT, was published several years ago and was meant to be a stand-alone. But my mind is odd, untamed, and undisciplined. Ideas randomly pop into my head, demanding attention, and that’s what happened in this instance.

One day, I was doing something completely unrelated to Joe Cavelli’s character and the subject of ghosts, when for no reason I can discern, I thought: Out of the Darkness! It was like a public broadcasting announcement in my head, loud and determined. Gus’s character immediately followed, as if he was shouting, “Here I am! I have stuff to say! Pay attention!”

I paid attention. Really, I have no choice in these matters. And so Joe Cavelli had to go back to work, like it or not.

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What are you working on now?

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As I explained, I don’t have control of these things. I wanted to write the next Joe Cavelli novel. I even wrote the opening page—before I was rudely interrupted. A different set of characters knocked Joe aside because, apparently, their story is more important. And so I’m writing a stand-alone psychological suspense novel. I have to admit I’m intrigued by this one.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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I’m a hodgepodge of quirks held together under a façade of normalcy. With regards to writing specifically, I have two quirks. Before I sit down to write, I have to brush my teeth. It’s weird, I know, which is why it’s called a quirk. I can drink tea while writing, but I can’t have any sort of aftertaste in my mouth from something I ate or drank earlier. A sensory thing? I don’t have a clue.

My other quirk isn’t as weird. In fact, I think it’s true of many writers. I do some of my best creating in the shower. That’s often where I figure out plot trajectory, get to know more about my characters, come up with plot twists, and have random ideas for new stories. I’ve considered buying markers to use on my glass shower doors, but for now I just keep pen and paper nearby.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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World peace. Barring that, inner peace. And a movie deal. But mostly peace.

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

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New writers today have an array of options and far more control than in the past. I think what many authors don’t realize is that, regardless of whether you sign with a major publisher, a small publisher, or you self-publish, it’s a whole lot of work. The writing is, for most of us, the easy part. The challenge comes with navigating the business of writing, whether it be working with an editor, graphic design, promotion, or marketing. I recently took a course to learn how to properly use Instagram as an author. That’s not something you find in a college curriculum, and yet it’s just one important aspect of navigating the world as an author.

Given all this, my advice would be to study the things that don’t come naturally. You can write a fantastic novel, but it won’t matter if you don’t know how to sell it.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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Thank you! I write the stories, but readers give them life. I am continually honored and humbled by the fact that, of all the books out there, someone chooses to spend time reading one of mine.

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Author Maya Daniels #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Maya Daniels

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One would think I would be good at this, talking about myself. Here is a little secret; I am not! I’m an introvert that lives more inside her head, than in real life. My characters have all the glory and adventures, so I have most of my fun through them. I love cooking and hiking, martial arts and painting. People usually think I’m a very serious person when they first meet me. It’s a running joke amongst my friends; I tell them “It’s the face, isn’t it?” and we laugh about it. I’m the queen of sarcasm, and sometimes say random things that freaks people out to see their reaction. It helps a lot when bringing characters to life; I’ll say that much  I do love interacting with my readers. I call them my people because they get me. Also, the most important thing, I am a coffee and chocolate addict.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil. Poetry was my first love. I received my first award when I was eight years old for a poem about bees on an international contest. It gave me enough reason to continue writing throughout my life. Did I specifically always wanted to be an author? I’m not sure. I can say that I always wanted to write. No matter where I was in life, or what was going on around me, that thing never changed. I kept writing like my life depended on it. I guess it did.

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What are you working on now?

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I’m working on the second book of the Hidden Portals trilogy, The First Secret. This trilogy is a different writing style than my usual, but I must say I’m enjoying it immensely.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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Don’t we all? I have a few of those. I never outline a story. Before I start writing it, I have no idea what I’m going to write. After I type in the title, the characters take over, and I sit in the back seat enjoying the ride. I also don’t have multiple drafts of my books. I sit and write until there is nothing left to say and then send it to my editor, for line editing. The stories come as a movie inside my head, so I only describe them. It feels almost as if I’m not the one coming up with it because the characters indeed take over and do whatever they feel like. Also, there is always a hidden meaning in most of the words I write.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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To keep writing. There are so many stories fighting for attention, and so many characters wanting to be heard that I don’t think I have any other option but to write. I will be grateful if readers enjoy the stories as much as I enjoy writing them.

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

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It’s a brutal market, and it’s not easy. Writing the story might be the easy part. That being said, it’s also the most beautiful world all on its own, full of creative and talented people that will cross your path and make you realize there is no other place you rather be. Don’t be afraid of judgment. That’s the only thing stopping aspiring authors from publishing, or finishing their stories. People will judge you anyway. However, you will get that one review, telling you that you made someone smile, or cry, or be angry, and yell at the characters. And that will make it all worth it. Write! And, keep writing! You can only get better at it. The best advice given to me was “you can fix anything, but you cannot fix an empty page” Remember that and good luck!

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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Thank you! I’m not sure you know how much your reviews, messages, and comments mean to me. You are the reason I keep pushing myself harder every day, to give you the best stories I possibly can. I’m one of you first, an author second. So, reach out, even if it’s just to say hi. I love hearing from you!

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Author Courtney West #interview

Please give a warm welcome to debut author Courtney West

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Tell us a bit about yourself?

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I am a mother first and an author second. I love Starbucks and I hate hominy.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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Always. I used to have issues on how to get the story started.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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I was just sitting outside thinking and the story started as just an idea for a character.

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What are you working on now?

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I have seven different books I’m working on.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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I blast music and drink coke.

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What are your hopes for the future?

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I just want to write someone’s favorite book.

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

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It’s never too soon for marketing.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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One piece of advice my mom gave me. “If it makes you happy. Do it.”

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Author Madeline Fay #interview

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A little bit about myself

I love long walks on the beach, bubble baths and of course sushi… Wait! My bad! Wrong interview. Ha ha all very true though.

Oh man. How does one describe themselves? Well, I help plan weddings as my day job and at night in the shadows I like to pretend I’m batman. I have an obsession with batman and cheese. I’m just a regular odd ball. I practically live in a zoo with my two dogs, three cats, four chickens, two ducks, and my husband who I love dearly. I try to find humor in everything. I like to think I’m a hippy at heart since I love everything seventies related, velvet and colors. Right on!

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Did I always want to become an author?

Yes, in high school I wrote a lot of short stories. I didn’t dream that big when it came to my writing career. I put it all on the back burner because to be honest I didn’t think I was good enough to become an author. I switched through careers, trying to find that one thing that makes me happy. Bringing my characters to life brought me so much joy to have others step into the worlds I create. Best feeling ever.

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Inspiration

I have always had a thing for the paranormal. If I could, I would start a paranormal investigation team and go ghost hunting. Reading other authors romance books, it clicked one day that I need to write something along the lines of dark yet still love-y dove-y. In came Eve, one of the main characters, she is strong and powerful. She can overcome any obstacle in her way, but still needs that one guy who will challenge and provide strength for her. Actually, the character John Wick was a lot of inspiration for Killian, another main character. Silent, moody, strong, and a bit on the dark side.

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Working on right now

Currently working on book two of the Hell’s Apocalypse series, hopefully coming summer 2019. I have another side project of a college romance. Not revealing too much right now. Trying to write both books at the same time is a challenge but so rewarding. Also a RH Fairytale romance is in the works, it’s going to be amazing!

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Quirks for writing

I have to have music playing when writing. Doesn’t matter what songs, from heavy metal to rap. All depends on the scene. Charlie Puth is a big involvement when writing, he sings through most of my chapters. I also need to have a relaxing environment, from my coffee shop in town to my home office with my sage and crystals. I’m all about the positive energy.

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Future plans

Don’t plan but fly off the seat of my pants. One step at a time, but I hope to continue to write all different kinds of genre books.

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To new authors

To all new authors out there… Keep writing. Never give up, never surrender. Write your freaking heart out even when you feel hopeless and doubt yourself. Your book will make a difference in someone’s life.

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To my readers

To my wonderful readers: Without you, none of this would have happened. You bring me great joy when I read your reviews. You might be a fan but I’m a fan of yours too. Thank you so much!!

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Author Charity Parkerson #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Charity Parkerson

Tell us a bit about yourself

I’m Charity Parkerson and I’m best known for my MM romances. Over the last fourteen years, I’ve written over 200 books. It’s my addiction.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

I’ve always loved to write, but like most people, I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life. I just started writing one day and never stopped.

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What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

Since I’m currently working on the 15th book in my Sugar Daddies series, I honestly can’t recall what inspired me to write the first one.

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What are you working on now?

I have two books going at the same time: Sugar Enforcer and Salty Baby.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

I like for it to be completely quiet. It’s possible I get distracted easily, lol.

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What are your hopes for the future?

I’d love to see my books become a movie. That’s my dream.

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

This is a business. You have to treat it like one or you’ll easily get lost in the sea of books available. If you love writing, take it seriously.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

I love you all SO much! You’re the reason I’m allowed to keep doing what I love every day. Thank you.

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Sugar Alpha

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Sugar Sentry

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Author Lily Harlem #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Lily Harlem

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Tell us a bit about yourself

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Thank you for inviting me today! I’m a full time author of steamy romance, and have been at it for ten years now, ever since I finished a creative writing course with Cardiff University. I still live in Wales and adore it, even though I’m not Welsh these lovely people have adopted me. I’ve been blessed with awards, claimed the #1 spot on Amazon lists numerous times, and hit the USA Today Bestseller list in December 2018. You can find out more about me (and grab a free ebook – HIRED, first in my HOT ICE series) on my website.

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Have you always wanted to become an author?

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It’s always been in the back of my mind though I had an 18 year career as a nurse first. I loved nursing, and many of my books have a medical slant to them because of my experiences.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

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I’m heavily into Vikings at the moment, simple really, I became obsessed with the TV show ‘Vikings’ and it grew from there.

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What are you working on now?

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I’m writing a spin-off novel from my popular reverse harem series THE CHALLENGE it’s titled THE BOYS and gives Harry, Evan, Raul, Mason and Lucas a chance to have their say about living in a harem. It’s set five years on from the end of BREAKAWAYS. You can grab book #1 CASTAWAYS for just 99c/99p. The
entire series is on KU.

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Do you have any quirks while writing?

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I need silence. Absolute silence. Even someone else breathing in the house it puts me off. Luckily I have a lot of alone time while Mr H is out at work.

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What are your hopes for the futur?

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To be able to keep writing…

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

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Have a go at submitting to anthologies. It’s a great way to hone your skills with shorter stories and introduces you to other authors and readers. This is a great place to find calls for subs – Erotica Readers.

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Do you have anything to say to your readers?

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Yes, come and join my VIP group on Facebook, we have a lot of fun there with hot pics, gossip and loads of freebies and contests.

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Viking Harem – (working title) coming soon. To get an alert, follow me on Amazon.

Viking Anthology – also coming soon

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Lily Harlem – All Things Menage and Reverse Harem