Author Spotlight & Interview: Stephanie Ayers

AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT & INTERVIEW: STEPHANIE AYERS

Stephanie Ayers is a word whisperer who writes speculative fiction where horr and fantasy collide. She is a coffee addicted unicorn living in Ohio disguised as a human. She mothers her children and avoids all things housework and zombies. When she isn’t doing any of these things, she can be found browsing thrift stores and flea markets with her husband, attending football games with her son, or binging on TV shows.

Stephanie has been a regular contributor and leader for Bloggy Moms and Just Be Enough, and currently writes content for Verblio. She is a strong supporter of the indie author community. She achieved Amazon best seller status in 2017 with the poetry anthology, Ambrosia.

Her debut novella, Til Death Do Us Part, was published by Bannerwing Books in 2013, and her work appears in several anthologies and collections, notably Absolution, Flash Fiction Addiction, and Monsters: A TPQ Anthology. The first volume in her serial short horror story collection released in October 2017. Her epic fantasy series, Destiny Defined, debuts in March 2019 with her first full novel, Elven Games.

Her favorite quote is: “The blank page is a canvas on which the writer paints a story.”-Stephanie Ayers

INTERVIEW

Name/Pen Name
Stephanie Ayers
Where do you get your ideas?
Everywhere, but mostly when I’m driving. How did that hat get on the road? Does the owner miss it? Was it their favorite hat? Ooo! A lone shoe… how did only one shoe get there? Did someone get hit and it flew off? Did they die? How gory was it?
What is your writing process like?
Chaotic, just like me.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Deadlines. The more pressure, the better.
How do you deal with writers block?
I get creative in other ways.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
No I don’t use a pen name. I claim speculative fiction as my genre because both fantasy and horror can fall beneath it.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
December 2012 it began as a blog serial. 2013 publisher picked it up and it debuted on December 2, 2013. Til Death Do Us Part.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I don’t have one favorite, I have several. Like my music, I read almost all genres, so I have favorites, but most of them write fantasy– Piers Anthony, Tolkien, Cornelia Funke. Then there’s Kristin Hannah, Stephen King, and James Patterson. I am just drawn to their writing.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
More than I will ever finish in a lifetime I think.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
Only what I need to, during the course of writing.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I dont know. I don’t have problems writing characters of either gender.
How long do you try to write daily?
Until the words run out.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I do. Bad ones will get me stewing for a day, then I move on. Good ones make me feel good and that lasts about 10 minutes. LOL
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
No. I just twist things.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Haven’t had one yet.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
Mostly silent, but if I’m really struggling, the right music can make a big difference in my word count
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
No. its hard to type and eat.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
My alphas make my stories better, my betas make them great.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Don’t quit.

BOOKS

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The 13: Tales of Illusory 

Evil underwater pixies, Vampires, Norse gods, lycans, puppeteers, ghosts, psychopathic neighbors, and more…

These 13 enchanted tales will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading them. You’ll second guess everything, check your closets before sleeping, and peek over your shoulders by day. Down down in the depths they fell, bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

Enter if you dare…

This is the 1st book in the 13 series.

Can you survive all 13?

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The 13: Tales of Macabre

Don’t read alone!

Killer watermelons, murderous jewelry boxes, centenarian sea whisperers, creatures of myth/legend, and more…

This supernatural story collection will make you reconsider everything you thought you knew. At night you’ll hover under your covers while looking over your shoulder in the day. Down, down in the depths they fell; bodies in the dark of a liquid hell.

This is the second collection in The 13 series.
Will you survive all 13?

With foreward by JM Ames and poetry by Stacy Overby.

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Til Death Do Us Part 

When Ian buys Elizabeth a Tiffany’s engagement ring, he unwittingly sets off a series of deadly events as the ring goes full circle — passing through the hands of a hopeful co-worker, a young delivery boy, a beloved daughter and her father, a drug addicted twin brother, a drug dealer, and a pawn shop — to be reunited with its intended.

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Elven Games: Destiny Defined Book One 

Out of the ashes of doubt, courage is born.

Tribba loves running the local B&B, but hasn’t had a customer in a while. When a magickless mage enters her inn, she finally sees an opportunity to get rid of those pesky elves once and for all–by challenging them to a competition, where their castle and her inn are at stake.

Though Edgar is eager and willing to help her, he struggles with his own shortcomings and lack of esteem. If he let her down, she would lose everything. Will the help of butterfly fairies and an unwilling dragon be enough to restore his faith in himself or will Tribba have to finish the games on her own? Can they both find the courage they need to overcome their fears?
If you liked Lords of the Rings and The Shannara Chronicles, you’ll definitely enjoy this series.

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Absolution: A Crazy Ink Anthology 

Forgive us, Father, for we have sinned.
The Roman Catholic sacrament of confession has been around as long as the church. A sacred ritual believed to clear one’s soul of guilt and offer eternal forgiveness, believers flock to the confessional to admit their sins to priests in churches across the world every day.
But what are those sins?
Vowed to an oath of secrecy, priests listen to the darkest and sometimes smallest of misdeeds.
What do they hear?
What penance is paid?
Join us in the confessional, where authors take their best guess at the stories that are told in the confessional…

Featuring:

Mercy from the Dark – LJC Fynn
Father, May I? – Erin Lee
Confessional Crimes – Rita Delude
Forgive me, Father – ES McMillian
Righteous – Mary Duke
A Broken Hallelujah – Hope Sherrill
Vicarious – Krystle Able
Pray for Me – Stephanie Ayers
Betrayal of Flesh – Caitlin McCulloch
In a Father’s Eyes – Rena Marin & Skylar McKinzie
An Eye For an Eye – Lorah Jaiyn

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FLASH FICTION ADDICTION: 101 Short Short Stories

A daring pirate raid on a merchant ship ends in disaster. A dominatrix loses her dog. Officers count the terrible cost of human life in the wake of battle. A casting director comes face to face with his childhood bully. And why has a death sentence been issued for everyone named John Smith?

These are but a few of the thrilling tales inside. We’ve gathered authors from around the world into this compendium of fast fiction fixes. Each of these one hundred and one super short stories can be read in only a few minutes, just enough time as you wait for your high speed transport to arrive and whisk you away to your next adrenaline packed adventure.

This is FLASH FICTION ADDICTION, and there is no cure but to read more!

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Author Spotlight & Interview: K.M. Jenkins

Author Spotlight & Interview: K.M. Jenkins

K.M. Jenkins is a published speculative fiction author who writes epic battles, forbidden romance, and tales of fantasy and adventure. She released her first short story, “​A Father’s Protection” in 2018, and plans to publish several more short stories before the year is out. When she is not writing, you will find her running her business as a cover artist at ​KJ Magical Designs, LLC and chasing her twin boys around the house. Between the three she has epic battles throughout the day and nothing ever gets boring.

INTERVIEW

Pen Name
K.M. Jenkins
Where do you get your ideas?
My ideas come from everyday life, people I meet, my kids and books I read. It’s funny how somethings end up in my writing just from meeting one person I find interesting. I don’t create ideas or character to match people but I love getting inspiration for them to give the character more life.
What is your writing process like?
Depends on the project I am working on. I have one series I am doing in-depth world building notes and character development to keep everything straight. Then I have another series I am working on where it is some-what outlined. It is more of a project that is half planner and pantser.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
My kids wanting mommy time. I will be working my way through projects, design work or even reading when my boys get in their head they want mommy time. When this happens I can’t do anything on the computer because they won’t leave me alone.
How do you deal with writers block?
I will walk away from the project for a few days and spend time reading instead. Reading books by other authors help fuel my creativity along with giving me a good relax time from working.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
I write under my synonym name K.M. Jenkins only. I branded myself as a speculative fiction author because I didn’t want to write under several dozen pen names. I write mostly Fantasy, PNR, and Horror.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
I published my first short story “A Father’s Protection” back in August of 2018. It was the first story in my Tales of Ferrês series. Since August I have had a new story out each month.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
Mercedes Lackey. I grew up reading her books of fantasy and adventure. She created several dozen series within one world and I fell madly in love with them.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
I have probably about 4 or 5 that are sitting in limbo. I plan on going back to them eventually but want to get my current series finished before I do so.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
Honestly, I tend to do more research from world’s created by other authors. I do random research on creatures but let my own imagination bring twists and turns to the creatures I use. When I get to specific areas of the books I write I tend to do more research to get through. However, I tend to research as I work.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Getting in the mindset is by far the hardest. It depends on the character though several of my guys I have in my Legacy of the Silver Ryder series are easy to transition over into.
How long do you try to write daily?
When I’m not doing promotion for my current and upcoming publications I try to write for a few hours. My main goal is to try and write a chapter a day if possible. It doesn’t always happen though since I have a large work load with not enough hours in a day to get everything done.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I read all my reviews. I’ve been trying to build up my reviews on all my books so far published. I love seeing the good reviews, makes me happy knowing they enjoyed the story. There was a few bad reviews but I just shrug them off and try to improve from the critique for next time. You can’t please everyone but I can learn from what they have to say.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Fantasy hands down. The nice thing about this genre it can be a large range of sub-genres so I never get bored.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
Nope. Never thought of doing that before.
What was your hardest scene to write?
In my prequel novella in my Demonic Embrace series I am working on the opening scene was the hardest scene I’ve written so far. It is set at a funeral and trying to capture the pain of loss was challenging.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
When I write I have to have complete silence. I can’t concentrate with music or anything going or my writing just turns out to be crap.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
When I am writing I like to drink tea. I like to call it my creative juice and I tend to get more done while I drink this.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
My readers are a big influence. I like to find out what they enjoy and do giveaways in my street team where they can pick the topic or direction of a story I am writing. Sometimes I will put up a post about an idea I have and see if it gets any interest. This way I have an idea if it will hold interest enough to bother with.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Stop waisting your time watching tv and get writing.

 

BOOKS

A Father’s Protection (Tales of Ferrês Book 1) 

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The land beyond The Forest of Ferrês belongs to the kyres mortal enemies the twin-tailed foxes. Standing on the borders DarkDeath will have to plunge into the unknown to save his adventurous pup.

Will he be able to find Digger and make it out alive? The battle to protect his own will test his strength when DarkDeath faces off against an old rival. How far can he be pushed to protect one he loves dearly?

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An Elf, a Dragon, and a God’s Intervention (Tales of Ferrês Book 2) 

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Blake and Meisha spent years hunting down jewels and treasures throughout the realms of Tarzinëa. Placing these treasures upon a mural that adorns Meisha’s cave creating a masterpiece of magnificent art. Now on the verge of completing this quest they find themselves inside the Forest of Ferrês. What should seem like an easy task will end in disaster when a goddess intervenes with fate?

A choice made will change this dragon and her elven ryder’s fate forever. How far can greed push you before you give up everything to save the one you love most?

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Bonds of Friendship (Tales of Ferrês Book 3)

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If you looked a creature in the eye believed to be a mindless beast that kills without thought, what do you do when you realize the truth is but a lie? Walk alongside Karigan as the Forest of Ferrês beacons her to a destiny she never wanted or expected. She knows now that the world is wrong, and the only way to change it is with Silvashi at her side.

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The Assassin’s Prophecy (Tales of Ferrês Book 4)

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Jeremy is a mercenary for the Assassin’s Association. He has proven to himself and his superiors that he is worth keeping around. Now Jeremy faces the one mission that could break his career and ruin his father’s name. Jeremy has to kill the elven king, but when emotions get involved everything backfires. A chance encounter with a mysterious elven maiden secures his escape from imprisonment and certain death.
With her help, he finds solace among the trees only to realize he has become trapped inside the Forest of Ferrês. Trading one evil for another, Jeremy will face truths about himself he never knew.
Can he deny the words of fate spoken from a Unicorn’s mind? Join Jeremy in the fourth installment of the Tales of Ferrês to find out.

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Nightmare of Ferrês (Tales of Ferrês Book 5) 

 

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Aerigon has had a hard life. He never knew his parents and grew up on the generosity of others. As an orphan Aerigon has no true place to call home. When the Forest of Ferrês calls, he finds himself in a nightmare worse than the abyss. He will face evils and creatures man can only dream up in nightmares. Will there be a light at the end of the darkness or will he be lost to the shadows of Ferrês forever?

You have seen the light and a hint of darkness within the Forest of Ferrês. Now walk with Aerigon as he faces the horrors within. Journey to the dark side where Kyres fear to tread. Read and find out if Aerigon can face the world‘s darkest demons. Will he make it out alive? You will only find out in the 5th installment within the Tales of Ferrês story series.

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The Wrath of SnowFire (Tales of Ferres Book 6)

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After long months being on puppy duty, SnowFire finally gets a day of freedom. The day should have been relaxing, but it turned into a mother’s worst nightmare. As an intruder enters their territory, SnowFire rushes to her pups to protect them. Word is delivered to her that one of her older pups is missing and all claws are out as she hunts the land to find her.
DarkDeath watches his mate go postal when the word gets delivered a twin-tailed fox entered their territory. With his second in command at his side, they search for the enemy, only to find they might be too late. As the wind mingles SnowFire’s and the enemies scent together––magic takes shape leaving DarkDeath fearing for his mate’s life.
Will SnowFire’s rage push her past her breaking point, or will DarkDeath save her from herself? See what happens in the 6th installment within the Tales of Ferrês story series and find out why this alpha female shouldn’t be messed with

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Mëira’s Prince (Tales of Ferrês Book 7)

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A gorgeous day lies before Ïstan. On a mission to practice with his bow away from prying eyes, he ventures out into the elven forest of Vladïmir. A single step unexpectedly changes his path, throwing him deep within the Forest of Ferrês. He is taken to an alluring fairy city, hoping his new fairy friends can get him home again. But when the Child Goddess, Salza, gets involved Ïstan finds himself standing on the edge of a new adventure—one that will begin as soon as he proves he is fit for the journey ahead.

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Author Spotlight & Interview: A. Fae

Author Spotlight & Interview: A. Fae

INTERVIEW

A. Fae
Where do you get your ideas?
Honestly, most of my ideas come from past experiences melded together with fantasies about things I wish had happened. For the most part, the ideas are strictly just things that pop in my head. I am inspired by pictures, movies, books, music, and the people around me.
What is your writing process like?
I’m a pantser, so I guess you could say I don’t exactly have a writing process. I find on occasion I will jot down thoughts and such, but most of the time I just sit down and start typing.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Writing intimate scenes is very difficult for me. I find they need serious care so that they seem realistic and it is definitely not easy for me to do.
How do you deal with writers block?
A lot of times, I will either talk to a really good friend that has a knack for getting me back on track or I will use writing prompts from Pinterest.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Yes. I have two different pen names. My main nom de plume is A. Fae; however, I also have A.E Justice I use for more adult themes.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
Although I’ve had shorts published in a couple of anthologies and also as a standalone, my first novella was published September 3, 2018, under the pen name A. Fae. It’s called, “Just a Summer Thing.” My debut novel is due to hit shelves November 12, 2018 under my pen name, A.E. Justice.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I honestly can’t answer this question. My reading is so varied that the only author I even know the name of that I really like is Lisa Olsen, who wrote the Forged Bloodlines series among others that I truly adore.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Wow! I have about 30 WIPs.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
Most of my research, if needed, is done right before I start writing or throughout the writing process. I try to keep my work accurate, but sometimes I feel the need to just let my imagination create a world.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
That’s an easy question! I know absolutely nothing about men. No matter how much I’d like to tell myself that men are easy to create character of, it just isn’t true. I can’t explain just why, but I can’t figure out what makes them i tick. Whoever said men were simple creatures, was certainly mistaken.
How long do you try to write daily?
I don’t have a set time or amount of time I sit and write every day. I write when the mood strikes me. Some days I try to write for at least a couple of hours, and others I’m lucky if I get out a word.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
Yes, I truly appreciate each and every review, be them good or bad. I feel if someone actually took the time out of their day to write a review of something I’ve written, I’ve done my job as an author.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Another tough one simply because I can’t name just one. I really love paranormal romances, contemporary, chick lit, some historical fiction, and some urban fantasy.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or Easter eggs in your books?
No.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I have yet to come to a scene I would categorize as my hardest.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
I can’t write with music on because I start singing since I know the words to just about every song they play on my favorite stations. I tend to watch movies or shows while I write.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Cheetos Puffcorn. The worst, though, is having to wipe the cheese off my fingers every time I toss one in my mouth.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
They really don’t. I mean, I value a readers interest, but I write the stories I wished had been available when I was growing up. I write the ideas in my head.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Just write…
BOOKS

New Girl (Collegiate Curves Book 1)

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Meg is excited to start her junior year at a new college in a small town. Everything about her move seems promising save for being stuck in the transitional dorms until she can find a room to rent. She’s heard about the Sweet Spot, a local bookstore and café—the “it spot” where townies and college students hang out—and a good place to begin her quest for a more permanent home. Meg is excited to start her junior year at a new college in a small town. Everything about her move seems promising save for being stuck in the transitional dorms until she can find a room to rent. She’s heard about the Sweet Spot, a local bookstore and café—the “it spot” where townies and college students hang out—and a good place to begin her quest for a more permanent home.
Lys is a senior art student who lives in an apartment complex called The Palms. When she’s not busy with her projects on campus, she can be found at the Spot, checking out the scene and catching up on gossip. Suddenly minus a roommate, Lys places a notice online and around town, and receives a promising phone call from a prospective tenant.
Before Meg has a chance to check out the new digs, she and Lys hook up at a karaoke bar. Little do they know their next encounter has already been set up. Has Meg unknowingly blown her chances at finding her home away from campus? Can Lys forget their steamy sex scene and view Meg only as a roommate?
ves a promising phone call from a prospective tenant.
Before Meg has a chance to check out the new digs, she and Lys hook up at a karaoke bar. Little do they know their next encounter has already been set up. Has Meg unknowingly blown her chances at finding her home away from campus? Can Lys forget their steamy sex scene and view Meg only as a roommate?
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Author Interview & Spotlight: Kitka Buchanan

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As a child who moved frequently, Kitka made friends easily with the characters in books. She would read everything she could get her hands on: from Shakespeare to Anne Rice to Johanna Lindsey to Judy Blume. She always dreamed of joining their ranks as an author. Having written for decades, she has finally found the courage to start sharing her dark, often paranormal, romantic works with the rest of the world. Her wife puts up with obsessively talking about her books and her two children encourage her all the way.
INTERVIEW
Name/Pen Name *
Kitka Buchanan
Where do you get your ideas?
My twisted, demented brain. Seriously, I have no idea.
What is your writing process like?
Chaos! I generally wait until everyone is in bed at night. Then I sit down with my laptop and something on the tv, either Food Network or Travel Channel usually. Then I just start writing.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
My cat, Cleo. She always decides to sit on my lap right when I have a brilliant idea that needs to be put on paper!
How do you deal with writers block?
I usually have about four or five books going at one time. If I have writers’ block with one, I’ll step away for awhile and try another. If I have writers’ block with all of them, it’s time to walk away from the computer and do something else for awhile.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Not under different names, but I write multiple genres. I write paranormal romance and BDSM suspense/action. I have other books in me yet that aren’t either of those, but more contemporary or erotica.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
My first book was published on November 2, 2017. It was a paranormal romance that I co-wrote with my best friend, Kat Ries.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
Jim Butcher. I am completely addicted to The Dresden Files. I love how he can mix action, humor, a little bit of romance, and the paranormal all in one book. And Harry Dresden is just about the snarkiest character I’ve ever read! I love him!
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Probably a dozen between ones that just need editing and ones that I need to finish writing. But that’s just today. It might change tomorrow. I may start a whole new book on a whim. It’s amazing I finish anything!
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
It depends on the subject. Mostly it is research on places or history. Sometimes it might be an item used in the scene that I want to make sure to describe properly. Luckily, with paranormal romance, I can create my own universe and I don’t have to research too much.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I’d say it has to be the sex scenes. I can get into a male character’s head just fine. But since I’ve never experienced sex as a male, I can only write what I’ve read or been told. It always seems lacking to me.
How long do you try to write daily?
I don’t set limits or goals for myself like that. If I do, I’ll fail. So I just write when I can for as long as I feel like it.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I do. I love my fans and love to see what they have to say. If it’s bad and something I can fix, I’ll try to make sure to not do it again in the next book. If it’s a bad review, I generally shrug it off. I would love to please everyone, but I know I can’t.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Urban fantasy or paranormal romance are my faves, but there are some really incredible authors in every genre. I will read anything that looks interesting. I’ve found some of my favorite authors that way.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
Not really, but there’s inside jokes sometimes between myself and my best friend. It generally has to do with something that has happened while writing the book or who my inspiration for a character has been.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I can’t tell you that. It’s a spoiler!
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
It’s either the tv on to something that I don’t have to follow too closely or silent. Sometimes, depending on the scene or book, I will put on my favorite band because I need the intensity.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
I love cereal for a snack. Any cereal that isn’t overly sweet that I can pick up with my fingers. I eat it dry right out of the bowl while I write.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
Not too much actually. I write for myself and hope that they will enjoy it. Everything that I’ve written, I would want to read. I even read some of them every once in awhile, just for fun. Most of my writings have actually been things I’ve written to entertain myself or my friends.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Listen to your intuition and just write!
BOOKS
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Spellcasters 

Natasha and Skylar are sisters…and witches. They are hellbent on gaining as much power as they possibly can. Nothing, including the two men hunting them, will stand in their way.

Logan Archer and Chase Jamison have been hunting the Bodrova sisters for quite some time. Their hunt is about to heat up in ways they could never imagine.

Who will win the power struggle in this dark, erotic fantasy?

Book is intended for an audience of 18+ only.

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Spellcasters: Chase’s Revenge

He has waited twenty-one years for this moment. Twenty-one years, biding his time. Waiting for the chance to enact his plan. For revenge.

Chase Jamison had been happy when his life was destroyed. When the woman he loved was taken from him. Half-human, half-demon, he spent the next two decades locked away learning about his demon side and plotting his revenge on the man who had ripped his life apart, his best friend.

Harmony Archer was raised unaware of the secrets she held deep inside of her. She was blissfully unaware of the darker side of the magic that her mother yielded on a daily basis.

Would darkness and evil be released when Chase revealed who he really was? Or would it bind them together in ways they never thought possible?

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The Beginning (Obeying the Rules Series Book 1)

Obeying the Rules. It sounds simple; unless your mind, body and spirit are sold to the Mistress of The Manor to pay for your crimes.
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***Author Spotlight & Interview*** Elle Middaugh

Author Spotlight & Interview – Elle Middaugh

Elle Middaugh is a USA Today Bestselling Author living in the Pennsylvania Allegheny Mountains with her wonderful husband and three beautiful children. She spends most of her time raising kids, writing stories, playing video games, reading, and attempting to keep a clean house.

She’s a proud Navy wife, a frazzle-brained mother, a fan of health and fitness, a lover of hot tea and iced tea, and a believer in happily ever afters.

INTERVIEW
Name/Pen Name
Elle Middaugh
Where do you get your ideas?
EVERYWHERE lol my own crazy mind, other books, movies, songs, art, conversations, dreams, observations, etc!
What is your writing process like?
I used to be a pantser, now I’m more of a plotter 🙂 It’s really hard for me, but I TRY to just blow through the first draft without taking time to fix errors and stuff (as a bit of a perfectionist, I kinda hate that lol) but it DEFINITELY helps me write faster!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
missing a day. seriously. If I miss even ONE day of writing, it takes me like a WEEK to get back into the habit…
How do you deal with writers block?
there are lots of ways, but they take time. Like, if I’m just feeling burnt out, I can take some time and read someone else’s book just for fun. Or if it’s because of an issue within my own story, then I’ll go back and re-read what I’ve written, or I’ll check my plot outline to see if there’s something I’ve missed or need to add.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
No. I can see the benefit in it, but my view is this: people are DIVERSE! authors are no different. we should be allowed to write in more than one genre and not have to pretend we’re someone else to do so 🙂
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
My first book was published in 2016. It’s called Elemental Secrets. It’s a YA paranormal romance, and sadly, that whole series is currently unavailable on the market. I pulled it to re-brand and re-vamp it! Hopefully it’ll be back up soon! (maybe the end of 2019)
Who is your favorite author and Why?
oh man!! that’s so hard! I think I’m going to have to say… Sabaa Tahir. Her Ember in the Ashes Quartet is just PHENOMENAL! she inspires me to be a better writer every time I open one of her books!
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
HAHAHAHA! I’m sure most authors get a kick out of this question LOL Let’s see… 30-40… OMG! Even iiiii didn’t realize it was that much!!! wow.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
it depends, but most of the time I do research as I go. Or when I’m plotting, I’ll do enough research that I feel I know what the hell I’m talking about lol
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
trying to make sure I don’t accidentally make their voice feminine lol
How long do you try to write daily?
I try to write 3 hours in the morning, and 2 hours in the evening. I’d like to write MORE than that, but I still have 1 of 3 kids at home, so that’s a bit tough. Plus, I’m awful at self-discipline… it’s a work in progress lol
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
yes, I can’t help it. I’ve read the good and the bad, and I try to take it with a grain of salt. Actually, I like the bad reviews, because it gives me something to work on for the next book. I am ALWAYS trying to improve my writing 🙂
What’s your favorite genre to read?
PARANORMAL ROMANCE!!
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
hmmm. not consciously lol but that sounds like fun! maybe I’ll try it!
What was your hardest scene to write?
…I have no idea. I don’t cry when I write books lol so for me, probably the more difficult scenes are just ones that aren’t as active/exciting. In which case, I then try to go back and make them MORE exciting lol
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
I love writing with music in the background! more often than not, though, I’m writing to mickey mouse playing (2 year old loves mickey, and I must appease him if I want ANY time to write! lol)
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
I like to have a hot cup of tea with me! and this is kind of weird, but sometimes I’ll grab a small bowl of olives to munch lol Or sometimes grapes, or apple slices. I know how easy it is to just blindly devour whatever is in sight when you’re not paying attention, so I TRY to keep my snacks on the healthier side.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
A LOT! I don’t just write for myself. I write because I want people to read my books! If I want people to read them, then obviously I need to cater to their interests! It just makes sense to me. Thankfully, a lot of what I LIKE to read and write is also popular, so it’s not really a problem.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
To not skimp on cover design. I listened to advice on getting a solid editor, but I thought I could design the cover myself. and while it was a pretty/unique cover, it didn’t hit the right genre. that made my sales suffer. People can and definitely DO judge a book by its cover lol
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Queen Witch (The Queen Witch Trials Book 1)

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An unwavering witch, a sexy dragon-shifter, and a snarky cat, on their most dangerous adventure yet.

I was never interested in becoming Queen Witch. Everyone knew my older sister was the favorite for the throne. It never even bothered me… until I learned she’s actually a necromancer, raising bodies from the dead.

As a princess, I have no choice but to compete in the Trials—a deadly series of events that will test me magically, mentally, emotionally, and physically. But now I must play to win. Heirs from all over the globe are contending, and it’s going to take every ounce of power I possess to keep the kingdom of Terranea out of my sister’s wicked hands.

If I fail, the repercussions could be far worse than any war the world has ever seen…

Fans of The Hunger Games and Throne of Glass are loving this action-packed fantasy!

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Siren Awakened (The Cursed Seas Collection)

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A siren queen, a sexy mage, and an epic quest to save the sea. 

I was Princess Liliana, a bit of a slacker, a bit of a rebel, just trying to find a cure for the dark sorcery spreading through the sea.
So when my parents end up dead, and I end up inheriting both the throne and a set of orphaned sea dragons, it’s pretty safe to say my life is about to change.
Cue the messenger from the thirteenth region. He tells me of a Legacy Stone, one that has the power to heal the sea. But in order to find it, I’ll need to journey onto dry land and seek the help of a powerful mage—or rather, her son, Cruz.
The journey is hard enough without him distracting me, and I need to keep my mind on the magical rock, instead of his rock-hard abs, if we’re going to save the world. Besides, I don’t have time for love if I’m going to succeed in curing the sea. There won’t be time for anything if we’re all dead…

Fans of The Hunger Games and Divergent will devour this new dystopian adventure! Get your copy TODAY!

Siren Awakened is a standalone paranormal romance featuring kickass Sirens, charming Mages, snarky Humans, and even rugged Pirates, all in the Charmed Legacy Cursed Seas Collection.

A Crown of Blood and Ashes (Enchanted Royals Book 1)

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Their love will ruin their kingdoms.

I am a prize to be won. A peace offering in the midst of a violent war. In the underground world of supernaturals, there is always someone fighting someone. Most recently, it’s been witches vs. vampires, slaughtering each other to the point of near extinction. So, in order to make the fighting stop, my parents and the witches have arranged a fight—sound counterintuitive?—for the witch princess’s hand in marriage—that’s mine, by the way, Autumn Delarose. Apparently aligning our bloodline with the most powerful vampire coven is the key to an ongoing ceasefire. Sounds more like a formula for disaster, if you ask me. Especially when I fall for Darren, the sexy vamp who wins me…only to find myself claimed by his coven leader. I know it’s my duty to keep the peace, but my heart and soul longs for Darren. And if we take this where I want it to go, there’s going to be an even bigger war brewing than before…

Tristan and Isolde meets Queen of the Damned in this steamy paranormal romance! Get your copy TODAY!

This is Book 1 in the Enchanted Royals Series, a collection of loosely-based tales and retellings, featuring badass Witches, seductive Vampires, magical Mermaids, alluring Avians, and steamy Dragon-shifters!

Elemental Secrets (The Essential Elements Book 1)

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When I became the new girl in a small town, I decided I’d try to make some friends. Maybe even a boyfriend. I was especially interested in Cade, the conflicted heartthrob from next door. I just wasn’t expecting these new friends of mine to have a dangerous secret…

They tried to hide the truth to protect me, but it only made my curiosity stronger. When I accidentally witnessed my new friends magically controlling the elements, though, all the secrets unraveled. I became enemy number one in the eyes of the local Elemental leaders. An enemy that apparently needed kidnapped and burned at the stake.

Yeah, you heard that right.

Humans were forbidden to learn that Elementals existed. The penalty of doing so was death. But I didn’t die because, apparently, I’m an Elemental too.

Now I have master my unruly powers if I want to keep my friends, family, and all of humankind safe. And I have to do it while keeping our existence a secret. If the humans find out the truth, it could stir up a war of apocalyptic proportions…
Secrets are hard to keep. But are they really worth dying for?

Fans of Red Queen, Twilight, and A Shade of Vampire will enjoy The Essential Elements Series!

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Elemental Lies (The Essential Elements Book 2)

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After the accidental exposure of elementals to humanity, I’ve found myself—and all of my kind—struggling to attain equality. Three different groups fight to secure leadership, and with all of their hidden agendas, I have no idea which side to choose. The balance between peaceful cohabitation and all-out war is precarious, at best.

But when chance brings me face to face with Cade Landston once more, everything changes. My desire to win him over draws me closer to him, and his vengeful mission to hunt down my murderous grandfather brings us both closer to trouble.

From mysterious doppelgangers to reckless rescue missions, scapegoat bombings, and evolving Elemental powers, I am absolutely struggling to keep up. All I know for sure is that I have to stop my grandfather and the Elitists at all costs.
To do so, I need to figure out the truth. But how can I, when everyone I know has been telling lies?

Fans of Red Queen, Twilight, and A Shade of Vampire will enjoy The Essential Elements Series!

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Rite to Reign: A Limited Edition Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy Box Set

 

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Rite to Reign, and you can order it here: https://books2read.com/ritetoreign The book I wrote for this set is for fans of The Hunger Games and Throne of Glass! there are definitely PNR elements (because I love LOVE lol) but it’s more action packed!
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Willful witches, supernatural sorcerers, cruel queens, and powerful priestesses fall out of favor and rise to rule in this highly sought-after collection of spellbinding stories!

More than 15 award-winning and bestselling authors have come together to curate this bewitching boxed set collection of the best PARANORMAL ROMANCE and URBAN FANTASY books in the genre, each brimming with stories of royal magic.

Journey through worlds of danger and mayhem, where witches and warlocks battle for influence and wizards fight for unrestricted power.

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The Cursed Prince by Teresa Roman
Reigning Maficks by Candace Osmond and JJ King
The Third Flame by SJ Davis and P. Mattern
Easterly by Shawna Romkey
Straightjackets and Holy Water by Ash Krafton
The Hidden One by Christine Ashworth
What a Witch! by Colleen S. Myers
Shield of Reflection by Alex H. Singh
Red Witch by Louisa Bacio
Sage and Time by Carma Haley Shoemaker
Portal Weilder by Kyndra Hatch
Incantation by Mirren Hogan and Stephanie Barr
Aphrodite’s Gift E.B. Black
Secret Hexe by Kat Parrish
Enchantment by Tanya Dawson

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***Author Spotlight*** Grace Risata

***Author Spotlight*** Grace Risata

I would first and foremost like to thank everyone for taking the time to give my stories a chance. My goal is to take you out of your world, and all the stresses that go along with everyday life, and bring you into my world of romance and humor. I have a special weakness for hot alpha males and the feisty heroines who love them. Above all else, I hope you got a laugh out of my book. I aim to incorporate as much comedy into my romance as is humanly possible.
My professional biography is as follows (I’m not sure why it’s in the third person, evidently that’s the rule): Grace is happiest when reading, eating Portillos hot dogs, and patiently waiting for the inevitable zombie apocalypse.

 

INTERVIEW

Name/Pen Name *
Grace Risata
Where do you get your ideas?
They pop into my head at the most random moments!
What is your writing process like?
Get an idea, see if it has a beginning, middle, and end, and then sketch it out and write it!
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Real life and good tv shows get in the way of writing!
How do you deal with writers block?
I step away from the computer and rest my eyes for a day or two.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Yes and Yes.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
January of 2016. My Dirty Detour
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I have too many to list. They all bring something different to their style and hook me from the first sentence!
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Too many to count. I’m horrible at this!
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I dive right in to the story and then research as I go. For example if my characters are in New York City, I’ll research what rent goes for in certain neighborhoods.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Nothing! it’s the same as writing same sex characters.
How long do you try to write daily?
An hour or two.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
Yes. I smile and copy/paste the good reviews into a word doc. If bad reviews are constructive, I’ll learn from them. If they’re just plain mean, I’ll feel sad for awhile and then move on.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Romantic comedy.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
Sometimes, but not all the time.
What was your hardest scene to write?
the most important, pivotal scenes because you want them to hit home with the reader.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
SILENCE!
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Nope.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
Everyone is interested in different things.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
KEEP WRITING. Write more and market less.
BOOKS
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Join a motley crew of characters as they experience one night of adventure while out on the town. When one friend makes a wager that can’t be refused…things start to get interesting. Watch as an alpha male competes with his friends to bag the most phone numbers and get bragging rights, as well as a giant wad of cash. Hilarity ensues and plot twists abound.
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After the death of his best friend in an ambush, Dixon Wade returns from the military a broken man. Bitter, angry at the world, and suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, he feels invisible and forgotten by everyone around him. Everything changes when he meets her.

Fiercely stubborn and independent, Alyce is accustomed to doing what she wants, when she wants. Forced to volunteer at a charity in order to keep her job, she burns through every opportunity in town until stumbling upon a place that serves veterans.

Once these two volatile personalities collide, a battle of wills ensues. Never one to back down when faced with a challenge, Alyce comes up with some very interesting ideas to get her soldier back on the road to recovery.

Just as things begin to heat up for this unlikely pair, mistakes are made that could derail their entire relationship. Will Alyce be able to put the past aside and find a future with her invisible soldier?

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Curvy girl Pepper is accustomed to flying under everyone’s radar. Being a big girl hasn’t led to many dates or exciting adventures. All of that was about to change.

Through the small-town rumor mill, Pepper learns her old teenage crush just moved back to town. Jason was the star quarterback, prom king, and also Pepper’s neighbor from across the street.

One day he sees Pepper out mowing the lawn and makes her an offer of no-strings attached, no-holds barred sex that has the potential to benefit them both.

Nothing quite turns out the way either of them thought it would.

Click to look inside and find out what happens when the simple act of mowing the lawn turns into so much more…

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A dominant leader flees the mafia, looking for a fresh start in a small town. He put all his effort into starting a business and resigned himself to a life without love.
A neurotic germaphobe lives vicariously through the books she reads, preferring to play it safe in real life and hide behind her sarcastic remarks.
“I am NOT that neurotic! I just have germ issues and I tend to over-analyze things. Sure, I second guess myself all the time and have a tendency to freak out over the small stuff. I’ll admit that I do ask a lot of “what if…?” questions. Fine. I’m neurotic.”
One fateful day, the simple act of taking a wrong turn leads Violet right into Rocky’s life and completely turns it upside down. Accustomed to his orders being obeyed immediately and without question, Rocky doesn’t appreciate Violet challenging his authority at every opportunity.
“I don’t like being told what to do. Especially when some arrogant tough guy thinks he can boss me around. I might have argued with him just to keep him close. He smelled like heaven. Although with a body like his, I knew he was no angel.
Violet charmed her way into his heart with her quick wit and stubbornness, causing Rocky to fail at his many attempts to resist her.
“He’d never met anyone like me before. I trash talk, curse like a sailor, and pretty much say whatever’s on my mind. Life is too short to pretend to be something that you’re not.”
Rocky tries to keep his violent past hidden from Violet, but it suddenly catches up to him and he can no longer deny who he really is. Will Rocky turn his back on the life he built or stay and fight for what’s his? When Violet is faced with situations that rival anything she’s merely read about, will she be able to face her fears and work together with Rocky or will the truth tear them apart?
“It’s one hell of a wild ride! Take a look inside the first few pages and I’ll tell you all about it.” 

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