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Author Interview – Kaytie Marie

This week’s author is Kaytie Marie. We have gotten to know each other better over the past six months via social media. Let’s hear what she has to say!

What inspired you to start writing?

I’ve always written down my dreams. I use to have night terrors and I’d write them down as a form of therapy. Soon, I started making stories from my dreams and everything escalated from there.

How do you handle writer’s block?

Usually, I switch to another project. If that doesn’t work, I go to sleep thinking about it for a week straight and try to dream of what needs to happen. I’ve been surprisingly successful with that technique.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I’m a writer? 😂 No, seriously, it was shortly after I published my novel. I had someone I’d never met before message me and ask me what was going to happen next. She was in tears when I told her there wasn’t going to be a second book, so I gave in. That was when it clicked that I had actually published something and was a writer.

What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

Defining my books. It’s so hard when someone asks me what my books are about or what I write. I have no clue what to tell them without giving away the story, so I usually down play it.

What are the tools of the trade?

People. I couldn’t do anything without my tribe. I know most people say a computer or pen and paper, but to me, without my people around me, I’d never get a book done.

Is writing your full time career? If not, what do you do for a living?

Unfortunately, not at this time. I work as a medical Billing Clerk at a FQHC Monday through Friday. It’s my desire to one day be able to write full time, but with 3 kids under 12, I need the steady income.

What was your favorite part, and your least favorite part, of the publishing journey?

I love watching my readers reaction, teasing them with what’s to come and watching the dots connect as they finish up the book. On the flip side, I hate trying to hold it all back and not just tell my readers what is coming.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

I think my favorite character I’ve ever written is Luci. He is the price of the underworld in my WIP and he is just so …. Unique. He starts off as not wanting to do what’s required of him, but it flips completely eventually.

Where can readers purchase your books?

Amazon.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with your readers about?

I have 2 manuscripts I’m bouncing between. And the first chapter of one is posted in my group right now!

How many plot ideas are just waiting to be written? Can you tell us about one?

At least 8 right now. One of them, is a twist on Scrooge’s story. But it has nothing to do with the holidays. It’s about reflection of how the FMC see herself and the importance she hold to the people around her.

What are you reading now?

I just started Notifer Magic my GR Loreweaver. It’s so good!

Name one author that you always 1-click

Cassandra Joy!

Favorite quote (doesn’t matter the source)

“It doesn’t matter where you’re going, it just matters how many bodies you’ll have to make to get there.”

Would you rather have sex in a room full of bugs or never have sex at all?

Never have sex at all

Share a favorite recipe

I love to make peanut butter cookies. Just 1 cup of peanut butter, one cup of sugar, and one cup of flour. Mix together, roll in an inch ball, and smack with a fork. Bake on 325 for about 20 mins and then eat them all before your kids know you made them 😂

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Cover Reveal – Wicked by Amo Jones

I have always been an Amo Jones fan and to be lucky enough to share this cover with you is a pleasure. Get your pre-order in now!

Check out this GORGEOUS cover!!!

WICKED, an all-new standalone book in the Sicko world, by Amo Jones is coming November 7th!!

Make sure to preorder this all-new mafia/MC romance TODAY!! 

PREORDER TODAY for $3.99!

The price will go up on release day!

(Will go into Kindle Unlimited on November 7th)

Amazon: https://amzn.to/3QOgBFd

Apple: https://tinyurl.com/yptt8kx2

Kobo: https://tinyurl.com/5dmyrwpkB&N: https://tinyurl.com/mpamctv2

Blurb:

I remember the day he walked through our front door, bloodied and broken with the kind of torment that breeds, but never dies. Papa had one rule for him. Stay away from his daughter.

He didn’t.

Years later, he crashes back into my life and tears down all of the walls I built up around myself. We’re both hiding secrets, but when the mafia world collides with the MC world, the shrapnel could destroy everyone around us. 

Now the president of the Chicago chapter, not even I was prepared for his return. He’s going to see that I’m no longer the precious princess of the Cosa Nostra, and I won’t play his games anymore. 

He’ll play mine. 

This is a story about two souls destined to be together, but who are trapped in bodies that hate each other. It’s what happens when you both let love kill you.

The Joker by Nikki J Summers

I have been waiting for this book for so long. And I can honestly say I wasn’t disappointed!

Colton King…be still my beating heart!
I love this foreword, which is simply a letter from Colton to all his fans. It is a unique and interesting way to get the trigger warning out of the way.

Throughout this series, the unity of these me carries them through everything. They are a close-knit group and always have each other backs.

The lessons that Colton shares are hard to work through but necessary in helping to understand him. He has been through so much but it has only shaped him into the person he is.
Shelly has had her own ups and downs throughout life and it has closed her off from life. It has also made her more determined to protect the few people she does love.

Colton tears through all the walls Shelly has built up and doesn’t give her a chance to get away from him. Shelly makes Colton feel and has his mask slipping. Together, they complete each other, just like Batman and Joker.

Their start is rocky and filled with snappy comebacks, but they soon find that the chemistry sizzling between the two of them isn’t something they can overlook. The slow burn of their relationship builds up beautifully and has you waiting in anticipation.

All your favorite characters from the first two novels are back and there are a couple of new characters you won’t want to miss out on. The Masters and The Soldiers work side by side to take care of business and keep their neighborhoods safe.

Overall, this novel is exactly what I wanted. Some action, mystery, and just enough spice. You’ll keep turning the pages, eager to find out what will happen next.
I HIGHLY recommend this novel!

Author Interview – G.R. Loreweaver

This week we have G.R. Loreweaver with us. She is a personal friend and what the writing community refers to as a baby author. Let’s catch up!

What inspired you to start writing?

Even as a kid, I have always had various scenes playing in my head throughout the day. Random little tid-bits about a ball I saw bouncing along, or the sad-looking woman I past on the street. My mind is constantly whirring with ideas. In high school I was lucky enough to have a few of my poems and a short story published, but my dream of being a writer was shut down by the people I looked up to. As an adult, those scenes never stopped coming to me. I started sharing some of these with a friend, who encouraged me to write. A month later I had my very first manuscript. I will never be able to thank my friend enough for the push I needed to follow this passion.

What comes first, the plot or characters?

Yes? No? What’s the right answer here? For me, it happens in really fucking weird ways. Sometimes it’s the plot, sometimes it’s the MC, I have had a few that have started with the “villain” and I had no clue who the MC was going to be.

What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

Getting started. Seriously. I can block out an entire day and dedicate it to writing, but when I try to start, I get distracted by EVERYTHING. Once I actually get some words down, then it flows and I loose track of time. But the struggle to get started is sooo heavy.

Is writing your full time career? If not, what do you do for a living?

Yes and no. I own a small artisan business that has been around for over 10 years now. At this point, my business runs a lot on it’s own, which leaves me open to writing pretty much whenever I would like.

How do you deal with poor reviews?

For every bad review, I copy a good review I have gotten, fold it up and put it in a jar. It’s a visual reminder that I don’t have to be everyone’s “cup of tea” to still be good at what I do. On days when I am feeling down, I pull a couple out and read them. THAT is why reviews are so important to me. And I never consider a truly constructive criticism as a “bad review.” I make a note and put it on my wall, so that I know where I need to grow.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I like to focus on organic growth and slow-burn. Both of these aspects help to keep things fresh because you are on the edge of your seat waiting for the characters to finally cross that threshold. Cheering them on to *finally* take down the big baddie. Screaming at them to FINALLY KISS ALREADY. And I make sure that the sex scenes are well worth the wait. 😉

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Forsythia from my Noctifer Witch Series. A lot of aspects from her personality are my own. She does and says what I would in those situations. Including all the clumsiness. And she proves that you don’t have to be perfect to be the hero. That you can fumble your way through and STILL be a badass.

Where can readers purchase your books?

I publish wide, so all major retailers.

What are you reading now?

I actually just started “Verity” by Coleen Hoover

Name one author that you always 1-click

Hailey Edwards and Meghan Ciana Doidge

Favorite quote (doesn’t matter the source)

This is the hardest question ever!! Ok, so I have like a million that I love, but this one *might* be my favorite… “I will not betray my heart and sacrifice myself on the fires of your expectations”

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

weird, funny, tacos?

Would you rather live in a room full of snakes or spiders?

Snakes

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★CURRENTLY READING★

For those of you that are unaware, I AM A MASSIVE NIKKI J SUMMERS FAN! I have been waiting in suspense to read The Joker since the moment I finished reading The Reaper. I love this series and these characters with all my heart. And I am beyond honored to be able to ARC read The Joker.

If you haven’t read The Psycho and The Reaper, now is your chance! Don’t miss out on this epic series!


The Joker, the third book in the Soldiers of Anarchy series, by Nikki J Summers is coming October 27th!!

Cover Model- @jord_liddell

Photographer- @chrisdavisstudio

Cover Design- @lorilovesbookjackson

About this novel:


Do you want to know a secret?

I’m a little crazy.

Want to know another?

All the best people are.

I’m the guy that smiles as I plan your downfall.

Laughs as you cry in pain.

Tells a joke as I read you your last rites.

And howls as I send you to the hell you deserve.

I’m the good guy, wrapped up in a warped, depraved package of sin. A saviour, destined for the depths of hell.

My life is perfect.

My friends are psychotic.

Everything is how I like it… uncomplicated chaos.

Until her.

She thought she could destroy me. Ruin me in the worst way. Thing is, I love a challenge, and the only one getting destroyed in this twisted little game is her… in the best way.

They call me The Joker, because I always have the last laugh. And I’m about to show the world the greatest trick of all. No one messes with a King and lives to tell the tale.

The Joker is an Enemies to Lovers, New Adult, Standalone Romance from Nikki J Summers.

This story takes place in the Soldiers of Anarchy world, and although reading The Psycho and The Reaper will help to understand some of the characters, it’s not essential to the enjoyment of this story.

There are scenes of a violent and sexual nature in this story, therefore it is intended for readers of 18+ years. Please take note of the trigger warnings listed in Colton’s letter at the start of this book.

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Don’t miss this amazing read

About this novel:

Six years ago, a single text changed my world irrevocably. The life I never thought possible, the one I hadn’t even dared to dream of, was gone in an instant—snatched away by the monster who would stop at nothing to own me.

The Barones always get what they want, though, no matter the cost—and the price of my two best friends, the men I loved, is one I’ll never pay … and he knows that.

He thinks he can break me, but he’s wrong. With every blow, I just come back stronger.

He thinks he can tame me, but the devil doesn’t play by anyone else’s rules.

When this devil reunites with her demons, there won’t be a soul alive that can stand against us. I’ve tasted darkness, and it only left my mind and body craving more.

Once I escape, there’ll be hell to pay … and the devil always collects.

My Review:

I want to start this out by saying that I am new to this author but I am definitely a fan! This novel had everything I needed and even some things I didn’t know I wanted.

This “why choose” romance had twists and turns, danger and excitement, redemption and love. Spade, Merrick, and Kellan are the perfect mix of crazy, protective, and understanding. Giana is the perfect heroine. She shows vulnerability and fear but is also able to take care of herself and kick some ass when called for. Spade is by far my favorite character and I can’t wait to see what craziness he gets up to in the next installment.

I highly recommend this novel. But be aware there are several triggers that should be taken into consideration and there is a cliffhanger of sorts. We will definitely be seeing more of these characters and I simply cannot wait!

Get your copy here!

Cover Reveal

Here it is! Check out this beautiful cover for Severu! I am in love with this cover and this series!

Releasing 17 November 2022

Blurb:

Lira Blake

My blood is blue. I am a cop through and through. But when an assignment brings me into the Cammareri Family home, I learn not everything is black and white. Sometimes the law has to be broken for justice to be served.

Severu has me re-thinking everything I have ever known.

Severu Cammareri

Lira appears in my life unexpectedly. A situation out of my control has her living in my home. I wasn’t looking for a woman and now I have to find a way to keep my hands off her. Her betrayal should make it easy, but I still crave her.

Lira has turned my entire world upside down.

Buy links coming soon!

⚔️ Book 2 of The Cammareri Family

⚔️ Mafia Romance

⚔️ Crime Romance

⚔️ Enemies to Lovers

Author Interview with H.J. Marshall

This week we have the lovely H.J. Marshall. We caught up and I found out a little more about this amazing author!

What inspired you to start writing?

An early childhood accident had me in and out of hospitals for 2 years and I developed a love of reading. That led into short stories, long essays, and eventually, my own books.

Describe your writing space.

My office is my sanctuary. A chair and desk that I’m comfortable at, bookcases lining the wall, filled with hundreds of books, and my cello in the corner, ready for me to play when I need to spark my creativity,

What is the most difficult part about writing for you?

Most of the time, the first 4-5 chapters are where the characters define themselves and that takes the longest for me to finesse.

What does success mean to you? What is the definition of success?

Success to me is being able to support myself financially. I’ve never wanted to be a millionaire (But it would be nice!), so I’ve focused on writing the best books I can and moving forward everyday with my brand/career.

How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I spend time with my sister, talking out the negative emotions that have lingered once the scene is written. I’ll drive to the beach and stand at the waters edge, allowing the waves to pull the pain away, or I’ll find a funny movie to get lost in.

What was your favorite part, and your least favorite part, of the publishing journey?

Favorite part is the readers and signings. They make everything worth it and I’m grateful to everyone who’s taken a chance on my books. And all the amazing authors I’ve met during my career! My least favorite part is social media. Not that I don’t love to spend time interacting with people, but it’s such a time draining part of publishing, often resulting in imposter syndrome or feelings of inadequacy.

How many books have you published? Which is your favourite?

15 full length books, 9 novellas. My favorite is Embracing My Nightmare released in Feb 2020. It was the start of my created world and all the subsequent books are connected to it. 2 series, 8 published (9 in November) with an additional 3 planned, all with threads woven throughout the stories to bring it back to Nightmare.

Where can readers purchase your books?

All my books are available on Amazon and most are on Kindle Unlimited.

What are you reading now?

Maggie Cole. I love everything she writes and can’t read them fast enough!

Favorite quote (doesn’t matter the source)

What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside you.

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Unwanted Mate is LIVE!

This has been in the works for some time and now it is finally here! I can’t wait for you all to read the forth installment of The Katu Wolves series. Sapphire and Marc are waiting for you…

Sapphire:

Every shifter longs to find their fated mate. It’s one of the greatest blessings the Goddess can ever give to a shifter. But sometimes even the Goddess can make a mistake.

When your mate is your childhood bully, there must be a mistake.

Marc:

I started to believe I would never find my fated mate and had already accepted it as fact. Then I find her. But the woman I want to claim is a grown-up version of a girl I tortured when we were children. I wish I could go back and change things but the past is set in stone.

Is there any way for me to make this right?

Buy your copy: https://books2read.com/UnwantedMate

Throwback Thursday

Alceu – Cammareri Family Book 1

Guilia Rossi
Every little girl fantasizes about her wedding day, but being forced to marry a man that gives me the creeps? It soon becomes less of a dream and more of a nightmare. Getting out of this marriage and away from Salvador Berlusconi is the only thing I can think about. But when I finally get the chance, will I pick the devil I know or the monster I do not?

Alceu Cammareri
Salvador Berlusconi has been a thorn in my side for far too long. Taking Giulia Rossi from him will finally start the war I need to take him out. Permanently. What I never considered is the woman I married. She twists my insides and forces me to feel things I never wanted to feel. But I am not a knight in shining armor, I am the devil dripping in blood. Will she ever be able to accept me for who I am, or will I send her running?

Excerpt:

But I’m tired of eating my meals alone, going to bed alone, and waking up alone. I know he sleeps in the same bed I do simply by how the bedding looks in the morning. That is all I have to go on. It’s why, at almost midnight, I’m sitting in the kitchen waiting for him to come home.

“Fuck!” Alceu roars as he slams the front door, causing me to jump.

He doesn’t see me sitting there as he heads upstairs. But I couldn’t miss him if I tried. He is covered in blood, and my pulse spikes, wondering if any of it belongs to him. I follow behind him when my legs finally allow me to stand. He couldn’t have gotten far.

I find him in the bathroom attached to the main bedroom. Back and shoulders tight, head bowed as he holds on to the basin in front of the mirror.

“Leave, Giulia,” Alceu says lowly.

For a moment, I almost do what he says. But if this marriage is going to last longer than the week, I can’t just run away every time he’s in a foul mood. Instead, I walk past him and start the shower.

“Are you hard of hearing?” he asks as he turns toward me.

“No,” I say as I start undoing the buttons of his shirt.

He grabs my hands in his. “What are you doing?” he asks, looking slightly confused.

“What a wife should do. You need a shower, and I need to burn these clothes,” I reply, shaking his hands off.

“Don’t you care whose blood this is?”

 “Is it yours?”

“No, but—”

I interrupt him. “Then no, I don’t care. I’m going to get a garbage bag. Finish getting undressed and then get in the shower.”

I turn and leave the bathroom without waiting for his reply. My hands are shaking uncontrollably, and I need to get away from him. Alceu is my kryptonite. I don’t know why, but the thought of him being hurt terrifies me.

When I get back to the bathroom, he’s already in the shower. I gather all the clothing and stuff them into the bag before heading downstairs. Outside by the pool, I light a fire in the firepit and wait until it is roaring before I throw in one item at a time. Using a fire poker, I make sure nothing remains of each item but ash before moving on to the next item.

“Thank you,” Alceu says as he places his hand on my shoulder. “You didn’t need to do this.”

“Well, I need to do something. I’m losing my mind,” I don’t turn to look at him as I say this.

“Meaning?” he asks as he takes a seat beside me.

“Even my father let me out of the cage once in a while. Or at least made sure I had some company.” Standing, I leave him alone, yet again worried that I have said too much as I head off to bed.