***Author Spotlight*** Ellie Rice

***Author Spotlight*** Ellie Rice

 

INTERVIEW 

Name/Pen Name *
Ellie Rice
Where do you get your ideas?
I put myself in scenarios I would like to be in. Everything is based off of my likes and dislikes.
What is your writing process like?
I don’t really have one. Everything plays out in my head like a movie and I just put it into words.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Facebook! Since publishing I’ve become addicted trying to promote my book and get sucked into the vortex.
How do you deal with writers block?
Music. Music of any and all genres spark my imagination. A lot of times, scenes are based on lyrics from a song.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
So far, no. I only have one book out right now (just published in May) but I think it will always be romance. The tropes may vary but the theme is the same.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
I wrote my first book in 2016 and spent 2017 procrastinating and editing. Early this year, I set my mind that I was going to publish it no matter what. Key To Her Heart released May 10, 2018
Who is your favorite author and Why?
Laurelin Paige because she writes dirty books with asshole anti-heroes you can’t help but love. There’s also a twisted element to them that I love.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
I have two current works in progress. One is the spin off of Key To Her Heart.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I use Pinterest a lot and usually during writing for inspiration and so I can describe what I see in my head.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Trying not to sound like a girl imitating a guy.
How long do you try to write daily?
I strive for 1,000 words a day. How many distractions I encounter controls the time.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I do. I’ve read every one of them. I haven’t had a review under 4 stars yet, so I’m not sure how I’d feel. I’m sure when they start coming in, I’ll probably stop reading them. I may read them anyway just to fuel me to do better.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Contemporary romance. Dark, sweet, rom-com, billionaires, sexy, smutty, taboo…list list goes on and on.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
No but I like to use phrases my friends frequently use.
What was your hardest scene to write?
The first book flowed so freely, there wasn’t anything hard to write.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
Sometimes. Usually music is for plotting and silence is for writing.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Carbs. My favorite snack for everything. Chips or crackers.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
I didn’t have any readers with the first book, so none. And really with this current WIP, I’m not influenced either. The only influence was how much people said they liked the secondary character from the first, so I decided to make her book the top priority.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Give it time. It will happen when it’s supposed to.

BOOKS

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Val:
Because of my past, I’m destined to be alone. Don’t feel sorry for me. I deserve it and I’ve made my peace. But I was given a reprieve. A one-week, scorching hot vacation fling. Now I’m not sure if it was grace or punishment.
Stone:
Playboy. Player. I’m called by many names. I’ve earned every one. That was the fault of one woman. At my best friend’s wedding, I put my particular talents to good use. And got a taste of what I had sworn off for good. Now I’m questioning what I really want.
What happens when a one-week affair between two emotionally unavailable people spills over into the real world?

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REVIEWS

Maybe you’d like to know what other readers think of Key To Her Heart?
Understandable.

“What a beautiful story!”

“This is an Omazing book! Hot, sexy, funny and the descriptions pull you right into the story.”

“This author made me feel what the characters were feeling.”

Review 1: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2457755953…

Review 2: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2456069691…

Review 3: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2404550028…

Review 4: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/2410508574…

GoodReads Profile: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17999968.Ellie_Rice

Keyed Up: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/41840051-keyed-up…

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LINKS

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Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/ellie_rice18/

Amazon Author page: https://www.amazon.com/author/ellierice

BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/profile/ellie-rice?list=about

Rice’s Roomies: https://www.facebook.com/groups/RicesRoomies/

GoodReads:
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***Author Spotlight*** Charlene Johnson

***Author Spotlight*** Charlene Johnson

Charlene lives in Sacramento, California. She is married and has a son, a daughter and four grandchildren. She graduated cum laude from Waynesburg College with a bachelor’s degree in liberal arts.

Books have always been her passion. She started reading at an early age and progressed to full-length books by age nine. The first supernatural book series she read was Dark Shadows, and it sparked her interest in all things paranormal, with a spicy touch of romance mixed in for good measure. She also started writing poetry in grade school and continues to do so today. Being an avid reader, the consummate daydreamer and an incurable romantic with a Cinderella complex, she started creating her own characters and storylines because she realized she had her own stories to tell. She’s traveled the world, crossed galaxies, traveled through time and explored history on the pages of books.

Besides reading and writing, she also enjoys photography, travel, music, and great movies.

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INTERVIEW
Name/Pen Name *
Charlene Johnson
Where do you get your ideas?
I love all things paranormal and that’s where it all starts. Sometimes ideas just come to me and I write them down. I read a lot of paranormal romance books and really try to write something that’s different, and unique.
What is your writing process like?
I’m an outliner. It’s particularly crucial because I’m writing a series and the storylines and details have to be consistent.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Time. Getting the time to sit down and write as much as I want. When you juggle a family, a household and a job, it can be challenging.
How do you deal with writers block?
I really haven’t had that issue very much but when I do, I step away from writing for a little while and focus on something else. That usually gets my imagine flowing again and I can go back to writing.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
No. I mainly write Paranormal Romance but I have a contemporary romantic thriller I’m also curently working on.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
I initially self-published my first in January 2018. It was called Shattered, Book 1 in my Circle of the Red Scorpion series. Since then, I signed with Kingston Publishing in May of this year and re-released Shattered with a new cover and series logo.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
J. R. Ward. She has a quirky way of telling her stories and she has created a unique world that appeals to me. I love book series and big sexy vampiresand got hooked on hers.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
One unpublished prequel novella and three partially written books
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I do a lot of research since part of my series spans multiple time periods. I like to my stories to be historically accurate for time periods I’m dealing with. Some research happens before so that I can set the tone and some research happens as I write.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I don’t have many issues with writing characters of the opposite sex. In my 33 year career in the corporate world, I’ve spent most of my time working with men and that has helped me write my male characters.
How long do you try to write daily?
An hour or two a day during the week if time allows. Five hour or more on the weekends and my off Fridays. I have a day job so my time during the week is limited.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
Yes, I have read my reviews but I haven’t had that many so far and the ones I’ve been were good.
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?
I have secrets to enhance the suspense and they may be hard to find at first but will be revealed somewhere down the line in the plot. It could be the secret is not revealed until the next book.
What was your hardest scene to write?
Fight scenes. It’s something I’m still trying to master.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
Lately, I been listening to light Pop instrumentals on Pandora. Very relaxing and opens up my mind.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Fruit, extra sharp cheddar cheese and sourdough bread.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
I write what I Iike to read. So far, my readers’ interest and mine are similar. If I got some feedback as to what readers would like to see, I would consider it if it fit into the series or book I’m writing. I read alot so I’m know what readers are reading in my genre.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Don’t let fear dictate whether you publish or not. Get a second opinion if you need to but put yourself out there. Believe in yourself. You will learn as you go and grow as a result.

 

 

BOOKS

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Shattered – Book 1

Shattered is an erotic paranormal thriller that weaves an intricate web of events involving a playboy pop singer, a romance writer, and an unrelenting vampire. It features an unquenchable thirst for blood, an obsession that spans two decades and love beyond measure.

Drake Devereaux was haunted by a tragedy in his past until Ebony Jordan.

Drake and Ebony meet by chance and forge an unforgettable connection. As their relationship heats up, Drake realizes he’s falling in love. Instead of embracing it, he allows his fear to drive him away from the one woman who can heal him. After months of being apart, Ebony’s attempt to reach out to Drake ends with a heartbreaking discovery and an unexpected accident that nearly ends her life. Faced with another tragedy, Drake finds out what is truly important.
As Drake and Ebony plan a life together, Solomon Blackwell, a Rogue vampire plots to possess her and shatter their love forever.

https://www.books2read.com/shattered-charlene-johnson

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Avenged – Book 2

Avenged is the shocking conclusion of Drake and Ebony’s story.

Drake and Ebony are living the life they both dreamed of until Ebony vanishes.

As Solomon initiates his daring plan, Drake, his father Broderick and the Circle of the Red Scorpion race against time to find Ebony and stop the Rogue vampire from destroying Drake’s life.

A fierce battle between the two factions comes to a surprising end, and the shocking conclusion of Avenged brings Broderick to his knees. Can his team help him stop the new menace threatening to destroy the world?

https://www.books2read.com/avenged-charlene-johnson

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Dawned – Book 3

Dawned is the love story that started it all and is the prequel to the Circle of the Red Scorpion series.

Deep in the forest, Broderick Devereaux found her so unexpectedly and was instantly mesmerized.

He was the dark, handsome stranger Elise Munro dreamed of but never thought she’d find.

Despite their differences, Broderick and Elise started a life together and thought they had it all. But internal demons and secrets threatened to destroy their happiness.

Putting Solomon in prison became Broderick’s obsession as his relationship with his wife imploded. Was Solomon behind the chasm that separated them?

Broderick and Elise loved each other but was their love enough?

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LINKS

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/redscorpionfans/

Website: https://www.circleoftheredscorpion.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/charlene.johnson57/

Twitter: @shadowmoonplace

Google Plus: https://plus.google.com/u/0/105000559574448071391

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1120236.Charlene_Johnson

 

***Author Spotlight*** Sheena Austin

***Author Spotlight*** Sheena Austin

Sheena Austin is from Virginia, where she lives with her boyfriend and two cats. She is a Hulu/Netflix junkie and has a small obsession with Jane Austen books. Sheena is getting her bachelors degree in special education as well.

I dabble in Contemporary Romance, YA Fantasy, and poetry. I’m currently working on putting together a Jane Austen Christmas Anthology with some talented ladies. Anyway, I’m fairly new to this author thing and I’m still learning everyday.

INTERVIEW

Name/Pen Name *
Sheena Austin
Where do you get your ideas?
The voices in my head. Just kidding.
What is your writing process like?
There is no method to my madness. I just write, I am a pantser.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Social media.
How do you deal with writers block?
I just don’t write until I feel inspired.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
No I don’t write under different pen names.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
Returning to Mr. Darcy was re-released July 2018.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
Susan Sizemore, because she was the first time travel writer I read.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
2
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I randomly google stuff when I have to.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I didn’t find any difficulty.
How long do you try to write daily?
I admit that I don’t write daily.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
Unfortunately, I do read my bad reviews. I have to just shake it off and not take it personally or I will be in a bad funk for the rest of the day.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Time travel romance
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
No, but that sounds like a good idea!
What was your hardest scene to write?
The love scenes.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
Sometimes both and it depends on my mood.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Pizza rolls
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
I honestly write for me.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Be kind to yourself and ignore the mean people.

BOOKS

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Returning to Mr. Darcy

Returning to Mr. Darcy is a classic love story with a modern twist as two characters have a chance encounter meeting and quickly learn their lives were connected in ways they never could have imagined.
Elizabeth Bennet has the perseverance and heart of a warrior, but life has knocked her down and she has lost her spark. However, after a car accident and awakening to find herself back in time with a man who calls her his wife, she finally finds the spark she had lost. She realizes it’s time to stop being scared and embrace the impossible.
Fitzwilliam Darcy is plagued with the possibility of his wife never recovering from amnesia. He shrugs off her odd habits as side effects of her accident. Distraught, he finds solace in keeping his distance at the bottom of a glass of whiskey. He assumes she has another lover, since she calls out for another man in the middle of the night, and when he sees her in the arms of another man, he is heartbroken, and finds it all too easy to sever what ties remain. When he comes to know the error of his ways, he wonders if Elizabeth could ever forgive him for his harsh judgment.

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Alexandria

Unaware of who she is or what she’s lost, Alexandria is nonetheless destined to save her world from a dangerous adversary who seeks to destroy her and her people. Armed with little more than the heart of a warrior and the help of strangers, she sets out to regain her memory, fulfill a prophecy, and find the love she didn’t even know she’d lost—but is determined to find again.

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LINKS

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https://www.facebook.com/SheenaAustinAuthor/

***Author Spotlight*** Rinna Ford

***Author Spotlight*** Rinna Ford

I write mainly fantasy and paranormal romance stories. I have two published full-length books and one short story in an anthology. I’m currently have two more short stories for anthologies coming out in the next couple of months as well as two more books, hopefully to be published before the end of April. My stories range from light and sweet to dark and twisted. I know, I’m a little complicated.

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Name/Pen Name

Rinna Ford
Where do you get your ideas?
I got the idea from my first book from a dream that I had. I woke up and wrote it down. I played with it, changed it around a little, and made it into a book. Since then, my imagination has been flowing and it has become easier to think of story ideas.
What is your writing process like?
I’m a outliner and I even do character descriptions and world build before writing. I like to outline the whole series ahead of time if it is a series, so it may take a while. My memory is really bad, so I feel like it’s something I need to do to keep my stories straight.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
My writing kryptonite would have to be being overworked and overwhelmed. Right now I’m working on launching my first book on August 21st, and also writing book 2 and outlining two more stories.
How do you deal with writers block?
Music. I was having trouble with a scene in my first book and couldn’t write it for two days. Then I started looking for music to listen to and I created a playlist for the book I was writing. It helped we not only write the scene, but add the emotion I was looking for.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Rinna Ford is the only pen name I use right now. My first book series will be fantasy, but I am also working on paranormal romance stories too.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
My first book will be published on August 21, 2018 and it is called Queen of the Fireflies.
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I can’t pick just one! Tijan, Zoe Parker, Robyn Peterman, Stephen King, and Tate James are just a few of my favorites. They all create wonderful and beautiful worlds stories, and have inspired me to want to be a writer too.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Technically, my first book is still unpublished until August 21st. Besides that I have book 2 of Aurelia Chronicles that is half-written.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I tend to do a lot of library and internet research for the stories that I write. I also like to talk to people who have expertise in whatever I’m writing about, if I can. It usually happens while I’m outlining.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Making sure they come of believable and masculine! I don’t want them to seem ridiculous.
How long do you try to write daily?
I like to write for at least an hour a day. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but I still have small children at home and it’s not always easy to get into the right frame of mind to write when they want your attention.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I do. I already have several book reviews for Queen of the Fireflies. I try to thank the reviewer, if I can and respond to any questions or concerns that they have. It’s hard when someone doesn’t like your work as much as you do, but I know that I can’t please everyone.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
I love to read romance-contemporary, paranormal, fantasy, RH, pretty much all of it. And I also love thrillers and horror stories like the ones Stephen King writes.
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
Yes! I love it when people find them and tell me about them!
What was your hardest scene to write?
So far, the hardest scene to write was when the lead male character had to leave the female MC. They couldn’t be together for reasons I won’t talk about, but it’s pretty heartbreaking.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
I definitely write with music on.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
My favorite writing snack is candy. I wish it were something healthy like apples or hummus, but it’s candy.
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
Honestly, I try to write what I love. I write and hope that others will like what I’ve written too, but I want to be happy doing this. I’m always open to suggestions to help make my stories better, but ultimately I write what I love.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
Don’t let your imagination go to waste.
BOOKS
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Queen of the Fireflies
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Queen of Flames
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Roses in the Snow, and it is a part of Deadly Night: A Twisted Christmas Anthology

***Author Spotlight*** Lynn Renz

***Author Spotlight*** Lynn Renz

Lynn was captivated with poetry at a young age. She absolutely loves how words can be used in such a way that they invoke intense emotions and memories. Lynn began writing as way to escape her own reality. Putting her emotions in words on paper, was a way to express what she was feeling.

When Lynn is not working her day job, she is either spending time with her family, using her photography skills to capture magical memories or sitting in the magic of nature, expressing herself on paper.

Lynn resides in Kentucky with her husband and children. She currently works in the medical field, where she is the bright smile and kind voice that brightens the days of those in pain.

Lynn is a Reiki Practitioner, Oneness Blessing Practitioner and a spiritual soul. She’s always spreading love, light and kindness wherever she goes.

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INTERVIEW

Name/Pen Name *
Lynn Renz
Where do you get your ideas?
Dreams, real life, nature, images ect..
What is your writing process like?
I do not usually write in order. I may write 1 and 2 and then work on 8 or 9. I usually have a bullet or numbered list for what will be in each chapter. Then I have to go from there. I also wrote down ideas in a lil notebook or 2 so i remember like oooh this is a good idea for thos character ect.
What is your writing Kryptonite?
I honeslty dont know
How do you deal with writers block?
If I dont have the sinpiratuin to write. I dont write. It will come to me at the right time. If o sit forever and nothing comes to mind and takr a break then go back later.
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Lynn Brown was when I wrote my first children book. It is my maiden name. Lynn renz is my married name.
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
“Happy Magical Dreams” was written in 2015 and published in 2016 under the pen name Lynn Brown
Who is your favorite author and Why?
I honeslty dont have a favorite author, I like many book from many different authorsand genres.
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
My novel will be published in sept 2018 and Im working on the 2nd one now. As well as working on a poetry book.
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I do research as I write once inspiration hits.
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
I dont think its that hard because I have had many male friends and I also have my husband who can help me if O get stuck.
How long do you try to write daily?
There may be days I wrote for hours and then a day where O dont write at all. I dont want to force it.
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
yes. I love good reviews and bad reviews you just have to let some of it roll off your shoulders. Not everyone will like all your work. The same way as not everyone will like you. You cant let it effect you. There can be good to come from it as well, such as constructive criticism ect.. This can help make you a better writer.
What’s your favorite genre to read?
I love anything fantasy and magical
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
People who know me will know the story behind alot of it.
What was your hardest scene to write?
The hardest scene to write was about a funeral.
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
I use fairy celtic music when writing about fairies in my novel.
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
No alot of times, Im so into it I forget to eat lunch or whatever and relaize that later lol
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
I don’t think it does at all honeslty. I write a story the way I want to write it. There are many things within my books that actually happened but I add it with a magical twist. I want to invoke beleif and strength in my readers.
If you could tell your younger writing self anything…What would it be?
You will do it, just keep at it!
BOOKS
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Love, Light and Violet: Violet Learns the Truth of Real Magic

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Happy Magical Dreams

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***Author Spotlight*** Janice Jarrell

***AUTHOR SPOTLIGHT***
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JANICE JARRELL
 
I’m a 74-year-old retired grandmother who lives in Seattle,
 
WA. I’ve been writing gay romance since I was twelve years old, only back then it wasn’t called ‘gay romance’. In fact, it had no name at all. It was the fifty’s, and it was worth your life to admit to being gay, let alone confess to being a girl who constantly fantasized about relationships between gay men. Hell, I didn’t even know what a homosexual was. I lived on a farm out in the sticks in a tiny Michigan village and I’d never, to my knowledge, even heard the word. I just knew I loved the thought of boy on boy romance. I just knew that there was something hot going on between Tom Corbett and his Space Cadets and all those guys on ‘Combat’.
 
I’m also grateful to the gay romance community, readers, authors, publishers and promoters, who are making these, my retirement years, the most creative ones of my life.
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INTERVIEW
 
Author Name
Janice Jarrell
 
Where do you get your ideas?
Life inspires me. I look around me and write what I see.
 
What is your writing process like?
I sit down at the computer and wait for my characters to tell me what they want to say. It usually doesn’t take long.
 
What is your writing Kryptonite?
Problems with my children or grandchildren.
 
How do you deal with writers block?
I go for a walk, read… get away from the computer for awhile. Or write something else. A short story with my characters. That often gets the juices flowing.
 
Do you write under different pen names? And genres?
Nope. I write contemporary gay romance.
 
When did you write and publish your first book? What was the name of your book?
 
I published my first novel, Love’s Magic, on May 10th. The sequel, Love’s Trials will be released on October 12th.
 
Who is your favorite author and Why?
Tolkien. Because he is a master of world and character building.
 
How many unpublished or half written books do you have?
Two.
 
What kind of research do you do and how long before writing your book?
I do a LOT of research, mainly on the web, but I also talk to professionals in the area I’m researching. For example I talked with both a police officer and a physical therapist while researching Love’s Trials.
 
What’s the most difficult thing about writing characters from the opposite sex?
Putting myself inside their emotions.
 
How long do you try to write daily?
A couple hours anyway.
 
Do you read your book reviews? How do you deal with good and bad reviews?
I doubt there’s any author who doesn’t read reviews. I try not to let the bad ones get to me just as I try not to let the good ones go to my head. I appreciate it when anyone takes the time to write a review good OR bad. I’ve learned from poor reviews.. no question about it.
 
What’s your favorite genre to read?
Gay romance and fantasy.
 
Do you hide secrets that only a few people will find or easter eggs in your books?
Yes.
 
What was your hardest scene to write?
My characters were actively involved in the ‘Unite the Right’ riots in Charlottesville last August. Those chapters were hard because they were very emotional and I had to be VERY sure I got events right.
 
Do you write with music in the background or does it have to be silent?
Silent.
 
Do you have a favorite thing to snack on while you write?
Nope.
 
How much do your readers’ interests influence your writing?
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***New Release Book Blitz*** Trios by Brooklyn Knight

Book Blitz: Trois by Brooklyn Knight

Trois is the exciting conclusion to Brooklyn Knight’s The French Connection series; A BWWM, Multicultural & Interracial Romance. It is currently on sale now in eBook and paperback format.

ABOUT THE BOOK

He has three days to save her…

Dylan Hamilton has waited two years for this day to arrive; the day when Laila Renaud will become his wife. But the morning after his nuptials, he awakens, drugged and confused, only to discover that she has been snatched from his bed. And according to the man who has taken her, he has a limited amount of time to get her back. The clock is ticking… When Stefan Miller finds three Italian gangsters sitting in his suite the morning after Dylan’s wedding, it’s confirmation that his worst fears have come true. His brother’s antics have finally caught up with him and everyone else, including his love-interest, Sasha, who has been held ransom. Now with the clock counting down, he and Dylan must come up with a plan to save the women from impending doom.

Theoretically, it’s a simple operation: Get Stefan’s brother! Engage Dylan’s mob-boss of a mother! Save the girls!

But the rescue effort doesn’t go as smoothly as planned, especially when the puzzle pieces of Dylan’s traumatic past begin to connect. And especially when Stefan discovers that Sasha has fallen under the curious spell of her green-eyed kidnapper.

Series The French Connection, Book 3 of 3

Publication Date January 4, 2019

Publisher Independently Published

Print Length 260 pages

Genres BWWM Romance, Multicultural & Interracial Romance, Contemporary Romance

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EXCERPT

Dylan

A persistent pounding on the door ripped me out of sleep. I stirred, extra groggy from the fact that Laila had interrupted my slumber to talk about my parents and the announcement of her pregnancy. Her questions about my mother and father had angered me, but I’d hidden it from her, but when she’d told me she was carrying our baby, any negative emotions I’d been harboring fled.

Bang! Bang! Bang!

I reached over to the nightstand and gripped the clock, squinting. “It’s five-thirty,” I said to Laila. I reached over to pull her close, but when I realized the place in which she was laying was empty, my eyes popped open.

Bang! Bang!

“Lai…” I called into the darkness. My eyes shot to the en-suite bathroom, noticing the light bleeding from beneath the closed door.

Maybe she’d gotten up to use it. That was what happened to pregnant women. They peed more and they started throwing up. The sound of water running down the drain confirmed my suspicions.

The banging sounded again and I threw my legs over the edge of the bed, holding my head. That was when I realized the banging wasn’t only coming from the door. An aggressive thud was pounding against my brain, and I wondered what it could be from.

I looked at the empty glass on the night table and my brows drew. I turned to the door. “Who is it?” I shouted.

“Open the door, man!”

I stretched the tightness out of my limbs and made my way over, wondering what in the world would have Stefan so uptight and hammering my door down at such an ungodly hour.

“Lai,” I called again.

Still no answer.

I frowned, peeked through the peephole, and then stood back.

Stefan’s voice emitted from the other side of the barrier, and I couldn’t help but notice the alarmed edge in his tone.
I unlatched the door and ripped it open. Without hesitation, Stefan sprang inside, his eyes as wide as saucers.

“Stef, what the hell –”

“Where’s Laila?” He pushed past me and started searching the room as if he was looking for treasure.

I frowned, trying to understand what he was talking about, all the while, trying to ignore the throbbing in my head. “What do you mean, where’s Laila? She’s in the bathroom.”

Without saying anything, Stefan dashed for the bathroom and ripped at the door.

“What the hell are you doing?” I demanded rushing after him, I pulled him by the arm.

He ripped his arm away from me and glared at me. His eyes seeped with anger.

I grimaced. “What’s going on?” I demanded.

“Laila isn’t here,” he spat out.

My neck jerked forward. “Of course she is, she’s in the bathroom,” I reminded him. “She’s pregnant.”

Stefan rolled his eyes towards the ceiling and covered his face with his hands. “Jesus Christ…” he muttered.

“That’s not quite the response I was expecting,” I admitted trying to quell my frustration.

Stefan spun around and gripped me by the shoulders. “Dylan, Laila isn’t here,” he said again. Forcefully.

My body turned rigid. “What the hell do you mean –”

“Your boy, Anthony Moretti, the guy you told me not to worry about…”

He was talking, but I’d already ripped the bathroom door open, almost taking it off the hinges. I looked into the room, my eyes shifting frantically, searching for my wife who, true to Stefan’s word, was nowhere in sight. The only sign of movement was the water spilling from the gold faucet and disappearing down the drain.

My chest heaved and I stumbled until I had no choice but to lean over the basin. Water from the tap splashed onto me. Everything was spinning like it would in a funhouse, yet there was no doubt in my mind, I was in a house of goddamn horrors.

“Where’s my wife?” I gripped my temple before pulling myself away from the basin and storming through the Presidential Suite. I ransacked the place. I tore through every room, tossing the furniture like it was plastic. I marched out to the pool and scanned the area. With each examination, the fact that she was nowhere to be found pushed me further over the edge of sanity.

I screamed her name into the emptiness.

No answer.

Stefan paced the floors next to me. His hand was clasped over his mouth. His eyes were narrow with rage. “He took Sasha too,” he muttered.

I spun around to look at him. “Who took Sasha?”

Stefan turned his eyes on me. “Fucking Moretti.”

I looked at the carpet, trying to make sense of what he was saying. “How do you know this?”

“Because I woke up in the middle of the night to Moretti and his boys in my goddamn room, and that’s when he told me. Silas…”

“What the hell does he have to do with this? I swear to God, I’ll kill him!” I listened, my entire body shaking as Stefan revealed the things Moretti had told him. Then he handed me the man’s business card, his despicable name embossed and emboldened.

Three days.

Moretti was demanding that we came up with two million euros in three days.

An angry breath escaped my nose. “Fine,” I spat. “He wants it in three days, he’ll have it three hours.”

Stefan nodded, realizing that my transferring the funds into Moretti’s account was the only way to put a stop to what was happening.

I raced around the room, looking for my cell phone. After a few minutes, which felt like a few hours, I found it on the floor underneath shards of a vase I’d destroyed.
I instructed SIRI to call my accountant and waited, operating on threads of patience, for him to pick up.

It went to voicemail.

I cursed.

“What happened?” Stefan asked, dry-washing his hands.
I gripped my bottom lip between my teeth and didn’t respond. Instead, I called the number again, this time taking care to punch each digit in manually.

It rang six times before clicking over to voicemail. In a fit of rage, I pitched the phone across the room and took my sweaty hair into my hands.

“Fuck!” My voice almost made the Swarovski chandelier hanging above us to crash to the floor.

Stefan raked his hands through his afro and pulled out his own cell phone.

“Who are you calling?” I asked, shoving my hands on my hips.

“It sure as hell ain’t my investment banker,” he muttered. “The hell if I have two million goddamn euros sitting in an account.” He pressed the phone against his ear. “I’m calling my brother.”

“If you don’t have it, he sure as hell doesn’t,” I spat. My eyes burned and I rubbed them, trying to erase the sensation.
I needed to slow down.

I needed to calm down and think rationally.

Ma belle fille and Sasha had been abducted. I had no idea how it had happened or when. In fact, the more I thought about it, the more I realized I couldn’t remember much of what had transpired over the course of maybe three or four hours.

Stefan turned away from me and I listened for a second as he threw a slew of curse words into the cell phone receiver.
I pinched the bridge of my nose, trying to practice my solution-focused mantra, the one I used every day at my firm.

“I need to call Moretti,” I mumbled to myself. My cell phone, now shattered on the ground, would be of no use. I rushed to the landline on Laila’s side of the bed and tried to ignore my heart, crushing inside of my chest. I held the business card Stefan and given me and tried to steady my shaking hands as

I dialed the numbers.

Within seconds, Moretti answered.

I dropped onto the bed and pressed the phone hard against my ear. “Tell me this is a fucking joke!” I shouted into the phone.

“Dylan Hamilton.” The sound of his vocals made me want to spit.

“Where is my goddamn wife?” He’d barely finished his greeting before I was barking the demand. “I swear to God, I’m two seconds away from alerting INTERPOL. They’ll have you apprehended and your ass will be in jail quicker than you can fucking blink!”

“A few things,” Moretti responded casually. “INTERPOL is not a threat to me. Yes, I have been barred from various jurisdictions, but that does not inhibit my movements. Surely, you are aware of this. Secondly, if I were you, I would think long and hard about alerting anybody about anything. Your precious wife and her friend would be dead before the authorities ever caught up with me and my men. And thirdly…” he sighed. “You should practice being less emotional. You are a savvy business tycoon who cuts million-dollar deals by the hour. You, of all people should know that emotion has no place when it comes to business. Let us talk like the adults that we are.”

I gritted my teeth and tried to settle myself as best I could. In some ways he was right. My only concern was getting my wife and Sasha back. If that meant playing Moretti’s sick game, I should at least hear the rules.

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Brooklyn Knight is a romance enthusiast who lives in the island of Bermuda and has been writing stories since she was a little girl. Over the years, her gift for designing and bringing characters to life has evolved, and she enjoys creating vivid, memorable characters and unforgettable situations. Her characters are thought-provoking and evocative; and they will draw emotion out of you like water from a well.

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