In case you didn’t know, Kit Rocha is two authors and I LOVE their work! As you will see in this interview they write dystopian romance. But it is hot and sexy dystopian romance! I know that by time I finish one of their books that I’m gonna be all hot and bothered!! LOL!!! When I first started their books, I wasn’t quiet sure whether I would like it or not………. was I wrong. Their books are at the top of my favorites list because they are THAT good! So check them out and let me know what you think
1. What is it like to write with another person?!?! Does it help or hinder the writing process?!?! Complicate it? Make it go easier?
Yes! No, really, yes. It helps and hinders. And complicates it and makes it go easier. There are a lot of things we have to discuss to make sure we’re on the same page and a lot of ways we have to coordinate to get our work done. But at the same time, we write better stories together, because there’s always someone to bounce your ideas off, like a built-in critique partner.
Plus, once the writing is done, we can divide and conquer on the administrative duties.
2. How did you decide to write fantasy books?
Honestly, we just write the things we love! We both love speculative fiction of all sorts… science-fiction, fantasy, paranormal, steampunk, cyberpunk. But we have a special love for post-apocalyptic stories, so that’s a them we keep going back to.
3. What has been your favorite book of this series to write so far and why?
They’ve all been our favorites and our least-favorite, depending on which point in the process we’re at. Beyond Shame was fun in a lot of ways because it was a secret project we wrote with no expectations. We did whatever we wanted, and it was so refreshing!
Right now our favorite is the one we’re writing…but wait five minutes and we’ll probably hate it. (And then love it again. And then hate it…)
4. You have some of the most steamy, raw, earth shattering, panty wetting sex scenes….. what is it like to write those?
Honestly? Probably more hilarious than you’d think. Especially the scenes with multiple partners. Trying to keep the choreography straight between two writers can result in crazy mishaps where we can’t figure out who’s got which hand on what person.
But the scenes are also exhausting to write, because there’s so much you have to think about. Is it authentic, is it adding to the emotional journey, does it fit the characters, what are they learning about each other, what are they learning about themselves…and on top of that you have to make it sexy and sensual without making it sound ridiculous and without making it all about body parts. (And, of course, without using the same word for a given body part 15 times in a paragraph.)
It’s fascinating but definitely a challenge.
5. Your books are my go to when I’m in a book funk. I even tend to save them for those times. Is there an author or authors that you do this with as well?!?
Bree: Meljean Brook. Anne Bishop. Tessa Dare. Melanie Rawn. Kelley Armstrong. We read (and reread, and rerereread) all of them when we’re in a funk. We’re not so good at saving the new books, though. We basically fall on them the second they come into our hands and read them furiously and then we end up in a book funk. We’re our own worst enemies.
Beyond Addiction is the story of our favorite newly minted O’Kane bartender–Trix–and a ghost from her past. Or maybe, more accurately, she is a ghost from his.
Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book #1)
All Noelle Cunningham has ever wanted is a life beyond–beyond the walls of Eden, where only the righteous are allowed to remain, and beyond her stiflingly restrictive existence as a councilman’s daughter. But only ruins lie outside the City, remnants of a society destroyed by solar storms decades earlier.
The sectors surrounding Eden house the corrupt, the criminal–men like Jasper McCray, bootlegger and cage fighter. Jas clawed his way up from nothing to stand at the right hand of Sector Four’s ruthless leader, and he’ll defend the O’Kane gang with his life. But no fight ever prepared him for the exiled City girl who falls at his feet.
Her innocence is undeniable, but so is their intense sexual attraction, and soon they’re crossing every boundary Noelle barely knew she had. But if she wants to belong to Jas, first she’ll have to open herself to a dangerous world of sex, lust and violence. A world where passion is power, and freedom is found in submission.
- Beyond Shame (Beyond, Book #1) (Prior to Blogging 5 stars!)
- Beyond Control (Beyond, Book #2) (My Review)
- Beyond Pain (Beyond, Book #3) (My Review)
- Beyond Temptation (Beyond, Novella #3.5) (My Review)
- Beyond Jealousy (Beyond, Book #4) (My Review)
- Beyond Solitude (Beyond, Novella #4.5) (Read with Review to Come! 5 Stars!! )
Kit Rocha is the pseudonym for co-writing team Donna Herren and Bree Bridges. After penning dozens of paranormal novels, novellas and stories as Moira Rogers, they branched out into gritty, sexy dystopian romance.
The series has appeared on the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists, and was honored with a 2013 RT Reviewer’s Choice award. Find out more at kitrocha.com, or sign up to be notified of their next release at bit.ly/kit-rocha-updates
Website (Kit Rocha): http://www.kitrocha.com
Website (Moira Rogers): http://www.moirarogers.com
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Joanna provided me with one of my first MC experiences. Since they I’ve been devouring her MC books. Her characters are always hot, witty and full of depth! She is an author that I’m hoping to be able to meet at a signing sometime. But I will have to attempt to hold my excitement in so that I don’t have a total fan girl moments, LOL!!!!
1. Why did you decide to start writing about a MC?
The first time I saw Sons of Anarchy, it struck me as a really fascinating culture, although a little far fetched. I decided to do some research and once I learned more about MCs, they struck me as the perfect place to set a romance. It’s almost like modern day vikings or something – ideal for fantasy, you know? So I just sat down and started writing. I was stunned with Reapers Property did as well as it did, and have been so thrilled that readers are enjoying the books.
2. At times, I wanted to strangle some of your characters. Do you ever feel this way? If so, how do you keep writing about them?
I always want to strangle my characters. Every writer takes a different approach, but mine is to create the characters as people in my head. Then I just have them do what they would naturally do under a given set of circumstances. That means I don’t always control them, which can get awkward and difficult. On the other hand, I think it’s better to stay true to the characters than force them to do things to serve the plot when it isn’t right for them.
There is a point with every book I’ve ever written that I fantasize about killing them all off in an asteroid strike. I even wrote that as a alternate ending once. It was incredibly satisfying.
3. The finger print tattoos were beautiful. Where did you ever the idea for that?
I was thinking about how I hard I held on when I was giving birth to my own children. Once I had the mental imagery of the bruises, it seemed a short step to create a tattoo of them.
4. Who was your favorite character to write about and why?
I don’t think I have a favorite one. I love and hate all of them – sometimes simultaneously.
5. Do you have your own signed collection of books by other authors? If so, who are among them?!?!?
I don’t collect fiction books. I do have a few that friends have given me, but I’m not an active collector of anything but nonfiction. I’m all about ebooks at this point.
6. What are you currently reading?
I was reading Deviant by Callie Hart a couple nights ago. Very hot!
Update: I just finished up the proofs on Reaper’s Stand, which will be published on October 7.
Personally, I can’t wait to get my hands on this book! EEEKKK!!!!!!
As Reapers Motorcycle Club president, Reese “Picnic” Hayes has
given his entire life to the club. After losing his wife, he knew he’d
never love another woman. And with two daughters to raise and a
club to manage, that was just fine with him. These days, Reese keeps his
relationships free and easy–he definitely doesn’t want to waste his
time on a glorified cleaning lady like London Armstrong
Too bad he’s completely obsessed with her.
Besides running her own business, London’s got her junkie cousin’s
daughter to look after–a more reckless than average eighteen-year-old.
Sure she’s attracted to the Reapers’ president, but she’s not stupid.
Reese Hayes is a criminal and a thug. But when her young cousin gets
caught up with a ruthless drug cartel, Reese might be the only man who
can help her. Now London has to make the hardest decision of her
life–how far will she go to save her family?
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Joanna is a freelance writer living in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. She started writing fiction in 2002, then took a long hiatus to explore other writing opportunities. She returned to fiction in January 2013 with ‘Reaper’s Property’, the first book in the Reapers Motorcycle Club series, and has recently released ‘Reapers Legacy’, the second of the series.
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By: Joanna Wylde
Liam “Hunter” Blake hates the Reapers MC. Born and raised a Devil’s Jack, he knows his duty. He’ll defend his club from their oldest enemies—the Reapers—using whatever weapons he can find. But why use force when the Reapers’ president has a daughter who’s alone and vulnerable? Hunter has wanted her from the minute he saw her, and now he has an excuse to take her.
Em has lived her entire life in the shadow of the Reapers. Her overprotective father, Picnic, is the club’s president. The last time she had a boyfriend, Picnic shot him. Now the men in her life are far more interested in keeping her daddy happy than showing her a good time. Then she meets a handsome stranger—a man who isn’t afraid to treat her like a real woman. One who isn’t afraid of her father. His name is Liam, and he’s The One.
Or so she thinks.
This series has been an amazing ride for me. If you have not read the first two books, stop and go grab them! You will find links at the bottom of this post!
Devil’s Game is an amazingly well written book. You read part of Liam/Hunter and Em’s story in the last book and now it is time for their relationship to be front and center! I loved Liam in this book. He is extremely possessive and isn’t about to share Em with anyone else. And Em is smart, resourceful and doesn’t back down! Their relationship is explosive is soooo many ways!!
Em has grown up with her father being the President of an MC so no one and I mean no one would go near her! The beginning of this book had me laughing so hard and my stomach was hurting because her dad made sure everyone knew WHO he was!!! Typical dad times ten! BAHAHAHA!!! However, Liam has grown up in the lifestyle and isn’t afraid of her dad.
As the rivals between the two MC’s comes to a head, Liam and Em are going to have to choose a side. They are going to have to decide if their relationship is worth the consequences. Because there WILL be consequences no matter what!!
I loved how Em’s dad and Liam came to respect each other. I wasn’t sure that Liam would make it out of this alive though! Especially considering that he targeted Em for information.
I also loved how everyone looked at Painter! He was from her own MC and he wanted Em. But throughout the story I never felt like he was good enough for her. He never said that she was his. He never went to her dad and told him how it was going to be. I felt like he was still a boy where Liam was ALL MAN!!!
“But Painter never fought for you. He never stood up to me, never asked if he could date you, nothing. You deserve man who’ll fight for you, baby girl.” ~~~~ One of my favorite lines in the book! Even her Dad agreed with me J
And Liam did fight for her! He even stood up to her dad in terms of their relationship. *** SWOON***
The last spoiler I must bring up!! So when Vanessa stated, “I got beer shits. Your bathroom reeks.” I lost it. When I got to the beer shits part I dropped my iPad because I was laughing so hard!
Overall this is an amazing book! An AMAZING SERIES!!! The writing is done well and there is a lot of depth to the characters. There is angst, passion and huge climaxes (pun intended!) This series is a MUST READ!!
Rating: 5 Stars
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By: Tracy Wolff
As Chloe Girard discovers, there’s love . . . and then there’s addiction.
Ethan Frost is everything a woman could want in a man. He’s rich, gorgeous, powerful, one of the most eligible bachelors in the world.
But that’s not why I’m with him.
I love Ethan for all the things no one else gets to see: his innate kindness, his reckless spontaneity, his unwavering determination to use his brilliance for good. I love the way he looks at me, the way he touches me. The way he makes me forget the wreckage of my past and the twisted fear that still lives inside me.
But sometimes it terrifies me how much I crave him, how much I need him just to breathe. I always thought it would be my past that ruined us, but there’s a darkness in Ethan I never dreamed existed. Can we survive as his secrets surface—threatening to unravel us both?
If you have not read the first book, Ruined, please do not read this. Instead, check out my review and start there!!
I want to start off by saying that I loved this book. I was sucked into it right away as the last book ended on a major cliff hanger. I wanted answer and needed them as much as Chloe did!!! There were so many symbolic moments in this book that were just beautiful. As Chloe and Ethan attempt to figure out their relationship in the mix of all the drama, you see how beautiful their love truly is. How much they are both willing to fight. However, Chloe’s trust in Ethan is shattered. She struggles with knowing that his brother raped her. She struggles knowing that he knew! At times, I wanted to shake her into understanding his point of view. I wanted to shake her out of her negative thinking! There were also a couple of things that I would have wanted more conclusions. In the first book, there are a couple of interns that just rubbed me all wrong and if you read this, you know which interns I’m talking about. I wanted that drama to be confronted. I wanted Ethan to address it even though Chloe did not. I wanted to see them put in their place!!!! I also wanted to see his mother and brother addressed a little more firmly. I want there to be a higher climax in those disputes. Overall, good book.
Rating: 4 Stars
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I came across her work when she first from Torn From You and for the life of me I’m not sure why there isn’t a review up. So after finishing this post, I will get a review for all of you because that is where it began for me! It was such a dark read!!! And you all know how much I love dark reads EEEKKK!!! So from there I continued the series and love her work. I’ve been waiting on some people to catch up with me so I can process the last book because it was out of this world!!!! So please read this series and come join me over on goodreads to discuss it. You will find the link in my review for Overwhelmed By You and Nashoda is in that group as well. She posted that she is willing to discuss any of the books with us!!!
1. How would you describe your series to someone who has not read your work before?
Be prepared to have your emotions put through a shredder. This series is dark, but not so dark that it takes away from the real story, which is the romance. I put the characters through tough scenarios, testing their love for one another and pushing them to their limits. I also stray from following formulas, meaning bad shit can happen right at the beginning and you have no idea where the book is going to take you.
2. How old were you when you wrote your first book? What about your first published book?
I was about twelve when I wrote my first novel … if you could even call it that. It was a romance and don’t ask me how I knew about romance at that age, lol.
My first published book I wrote a few years ago is Jump, now called Stygian. It is being re-released this year with new scenes and a raw, grittier feel. I have three books in this supernatural series, Alpha men with special abilities that fight for their woman …what more could you ask for.
3. As a writer how do you come up with major plot twists? Because your books have some huge plot twists.
Ha … great question. I have a scrap book where I spend days hashing out ideas. So, yeah, it is page after page of gibberish, but the brainstorming really helps. Then when I have a few workable ideas, I brainstorm with my author friend Melissa. She rocks at this.
Often, I’m halfway through writing the book and I change things up. And yeah, that sucks because then I have to go back and rework scenes. For some reason, this really works for me, so I’m sticking with it.
4. What is next for this series?!?!
Crisis is next … and what a ride he will have. For those of you that have read “Overwhelmed by You”, you know what I’m talking about.
But first, the spin-off series Unyielding with Deck and Georgie—“Perfect Chaos”. I’m loving writing this story and I keep telling everyone that this might be my favorite yet. Of course, Deck is in it and he is my man, so slight favoritism.
5. What types of books do you like to read?
Romance. And must have a HEA. I love dark and raw and gritty. Books that have me holding my breath and totally screwing with my emotions, but in-between reading those books I need sweet. Most of all, I’m a sucker for an alpha male.
6. What are you currently reading and what is on your TBR list?
You mean my never-ending TBR list? I just finished “Until November” and now I have to put the rest of the series on my TBR list because damn I fell hard for Asher. I’m trying to read whatever I have on my kindle right now. I’ve one clicked so many books in the last year and now I’m determined to read what I’ve bought and stop clicking (yeah, like that is happening).
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It is highly recommended to read “With You” the novella first.
Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.
At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn’t doing bossy, and I like sweet.
Then it all shattered.
I was alone and fighting to survive.
When I heard Sculpt’s voice, I thought he was there to save me.
I was wrong.
I have so much going on and loving it.
The Scars of the Wraiths series is releasing, although not sure of the dates yet. Three of these books were already released under my other name, but have been rewritten and I will release under Nashoda Rose. It was too hard keeping two accounts of everything. I’m so excited about this series because the men are so damn alpha and love their women fiercely.
Ardent- Anstice and Keir (never been published) novella
Stygian- Danielle and Balen (formally Jump)
Tyrant- Rayne and Kilter with Abby and Damien (formally Step)
Illicit – Waleron, Delara and Xamien (formally Fall)
Fracture – Jasper and Max (never been published)
Perfect Chaos – Deck and Georgie
Shattered by You – Crisis’ story
Perfect Ruin – Kai and London (Raven)
And then …. Well, we will have to see.
Nashoda Rose lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave. Her novel “Torn from You” is the first in the Tear Asunder series. When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dog at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers on Facebook and chatting about her addiction—books.
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I just absolutely love this author. I started reading her books last year and just feel in love with her!! She writes such sweet, but deep stories that left me reeling for days!!!
1. So first, I must tell you when I’m tired of reading books that are filled with sex, I ether read your latest book, or re-read the ones you by you that I’ve already read. My mother is always asking me for good books without all the sex. She doesn’t mind some, but wants more to the story line. So of course, she loved your books! I even recently had a conversation with my girls in my goodreads group about this. As an author that excels at this, how do you draw the line between adding romance and the book having too much sex that it pulls from the story?
I think sometimes the sex overtakes a story, it’s very popular at the moment and as they say, “sex sells” so I think a lot of stories are adding more and more in there for that. I’m a firm believer of only adding it when it adds value to a story though – most times an intimate cuddle in the dark, stolen kisses and soft spoken, sweet words can have the same effect. I guess it all depends on the authors preference though. Personally, I’m not opposed to sex in a book at all, if I feel that my book needs a scene or two then I’ll add one, but sometimes it can get by just as well without one. guess it depends on the characters, plot of the book and whether they “need” it in there to progress.
2. As an American, I love British terminology. Do you ever struggle with the differences in phrases between the British and American version of English? What are you favorite differences?
There are some really funny ones that I love – biscuits = cookies, trolley = cart, lift = elevator. My all time favourite american term is “fanny”, well, this one is such a huge difference in British English! Americans use the term for bottom, i.e. “slapped me on the fanny” – for British English, we use this for….. well….. a woman part! So the causal use of the term by Americans just amuses me so much when I hear it as it’s not a word you’d hear much over here!
3. You write such emotionally driven characters and plots. What is the hardest part about bringing your stories to life?
Sometimes its hard to hurt your characters. I know that sounds weird, but you get close to them, you love them, you love them as if they’re real people, so when you have to hurt them or put them in situations that causes them pain, that can be extremely hard sometimes. A lot of the time I’ll cry if my characters are crying, it can get pretty messy!
4. What books and authors have influenced you the most?
It’s weird because romance isn’t my favourite genre to read! I actually prefer to read crime, horror or fantasy stuff so none of them have a particular influence on me, per se. I love the writing style of J K Rowling and Stephen King, they’re so inventive and imaginative so that influences me too, to try and be more free like that.
5. What challenges do you think authors of today face? And how do you overcome them?
Publishing-wise, I guess it’s getting yourself know and finding your feet when you first start up. It can be extremely hard to find that base when you first start up, I’d say to start networking as soon as you start your novel, chat to other writers, read as much as you can, maybe blog for a while too so you can integrate yourself into the community as much as you can beforehand. Knowing people in the publishing industry, having people spread the word and pimp you out is invaluable. Once you’ve published, the hardest part then is the reviews. That’s your baby, that’s your heart and soul that you’ve put out there for people to give their opinions on. It can be hard at first and you have to develop a thick skin pretty quickly – but just go into it with the mid that you WILL get back reviews, it’s inevitable. How you deal with it is up to you – just remember that all opinions count, and that you can’t please everyone. One person may think your book is the best thing since sliced bread, another might think it’s the worst book ever written. Just remember, the world would be a pretty boring place if we all liked the same things, wouldn’t it?
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The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window (Read Prior To Blogging 5 Stars!!)
Amber Walker and her older brother, Jake, have an abusive father. One night her brother’s best friend, Liam, sees her crying and climbs through her bedroom window to comfort her. That one action sparks a love/hate relationship that spans over the next eight years.
Liam is now a confident, flirty player who has never had a girlfriend before. Amber is still emotionally scarred from the abuse she suffered at the hands of her father. Together they make an unlikely pair.
Their relationship has always been a rocky one, but what happens when Amber starts to view her brother’s best friend a little differently? And how will her brother, who has always been a little overprotective, react when he finds out that the pair are growing closer? Find out in The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window.
Annabelle Spencer’s life is every girl’s dream. She has wonderful parents, great friends, and of course the perfect boyfriend, Jack Roberts. That all changes on her sixteenth birthday when her life comes crashing down around her. Her dream night turns into a nightmare when Jack is murdered right in front of her, and she’s kidnapped by his murderer, Carter Thomas, a big time drug and arms dealer.
After ten months of being with Carter, she’s found, but the experience has totally changed her. She’s no longer the happy-go-lucky girl that everyone used to know and love; she’s now cold, hard and suffers from night terrors. It appears that Carter broke not only her body, but her spirit too. A shadow of her former self, her slogan for life is now: ‘If you don’t care about anything, then you have nothing to lose’.
Carter is currently serving time for the murder of Jack, a conviction that Anna helped secure. But his retrial is coming up because some key evidence appears to have been tampered with. Unbeknown to Anna, death threats are being received by her father, the Senator. It appears that Carter is still interested in Anna and will stop at nothing to get her back.
Ashton Taylor is brought in to protect her. He’s a newly qualified SWAT agent, a bright spark, the agency’s new golden boy. He is assigned undercover, posing as her boyfriend. His job is to help her through college and keep her safe until the end of the trial in eight months’ time.
For three years she has been the broken, damaged girl, refusing to feel emotion or pain, but can Ashton help her rebuild her life and finally deal with the grief of losing her childhood sweetheart? Will he be the one to make her see that life is, in fact, worth living and that not all men will hurt her?
All the while, the shadow of the trial looms over the both of them, taunting them, reminding them that it isn’t over yet. After all, Carter Thomas will stop at nothing to be reunited with his ‘Princess’. (My Review)
Nate Peters is living the playboy life. He has great friends, a great job, no responsibilities, no girlfriend, and he loves it. Nate, being incredibly skilled with a pick-up line, has never failed to get a girl in his life… until one day he meets Rosie York. Rosie is completely uninterested in him. Being unable to stand a dented ego, Nate makes it his mission to win her over. Not used to putting in much effort, Nate is surprisingly enjoying the chase of this off-limits little brunette. Maybe he has finally met his match… But Rosie has a few surprises of her own which will make it remarkably more difficult for him to get close to her. (My Review)
One Wild Night is an Enjoying the Chase novella featuring the men from the two previous books in the Guarded Hearts series. Although it can be read as a stand-alone, it WILL have spoilers for both of the other books in the series if read first.
Twelve overgrown man-children, sixteen hours, and a whole lot of liquor. Just how much fun can be had in one night?
Join Nate, Ashton and their friends on a wild night out on the town.
This is NOT a romance story, it’s a short (approx 22 thousand word) humour sketch.
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ALL of Kirsty’s proceeds from the sale of this ebook, and the paperback version, will be donated to charity. MacMillan Cancer Care is a fantastic cause and a charity that Kirsty feels extremely passionate about. Ten years ago, when her husband Lee was diagnosed with a brain tumour, MacMillan Cancer Care was there to support them through it. Their work is fantastic, their nurses give patients life even as they draw their last breath, their funding helps people during the toughest time of their lives. This is why every penny of the author’s royalties, for the life of the novella, will be donated to this fantastic cause.
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My name is Kirsty. I was born in Hertfordshire, England. In 2000 I moved to Norfolk, it was there that I met my husband, Lee. Now, what can I say about Lee, apart from everyone should have one? He’s my biggest supporter, and I wouldn’t be where I am today without his encouragement and endless support. He is my inspiration behind most of my male leads, I always try to bring a little of him in somewhere, be it his kindness, selflessness, or just his ability to make me feel treasured.
In 2005, I was gifted with the birth of my son. He is, and always will be, the best thing I have ever done in my life. As you can probably tell, I’m a very proud mummy.
I have always been interested in writing, but after the birth of my son I accidentally came across an amateur writing site. After a couple of months of just reading on there, I finally plucked up the courage and posted one of my stories. I was shocked and overwhelmed by the support of readers on there and they gave me the confidence to get where I am today.
In April 2012, I self-published my first novel ‘The Boy Who Sneaks in my Bedroom Window’. And in October 2012 I took the plunge again, publishing my second novel, ‘Always You.’
Lastly, if I had to sum myself up in one word, it would probably be ‘daydreamer’ – but unlike most of my school teachers, I don’t necessarily view that as a bad thing. After all, I read somewhere once that books are like waking dreams….
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I was first introduced to Raine Miller after 50 Shades of Gray as well. Once meeting Ethan I was hooked! Hot, sexy, Britsh, Alpha-Male. Oh yeah. Since then I have met Raine at two different signings and loved her even more. She even has the coolest book marks that she makes (Check out her website. I own two of them!!) Raine opened my eyes to the dominant male who isn’t about BSDM in the bedroom!!! Since then, I’ve been in search of more men just like Ethan.
Ha ha. I love that your mother has read it too. I’ve even had some grandmothers reading my books and it tickles me to death. I’d followed David Gandy for about 2 years before I wrote Naked. I wanted to use him, and then the fact he was British made it so very easy. Mr. Gandy is very easy on the eyes. And no, his personality was just something I invented. There is no real life Ethan Blackstone inspiration. Just my fantasy mind at work.
None really, it was a book that just flowed out of me. I got the idea for Naked when I saw the stock image on Shutterstock for the cover. I just got a blast of an idea… ”What would it be like to be a nude model and meet the man who bought your picture?” That was my one and only inspiration when I started writing the first chapter. I busted that out in about 30 minutes and sent it off to a friend to read with the image. She told me to write it, and so I did. I finished Naked in 3 weeks and it was my first self published book. I was terrified to self publish it though. I knew next to nothing about indie publishing and thought it would ruin my career. Two very good author friends, Lacey Wetherford and Belinda Boring convinced me to give self publishing a try, and I am so glad I listened to them. That book changed my life.
Favorite things for me were the art conservation for Brynne and the London locale for the books. I’ve been to London many times and felt I knew it well enough to pull it off for a setting. The bigger challenge was getting all of the British culture and dialogue right for Ethan.
4. If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything about the series?
I don’t know, it is hard to say if I really would do it differently. In the long run, I probably would have made more money on the books had I held onto them all and not sold to a New York publisher, but there are other things to consider than financial. But as for characters and plot, no, I have nothing I would want to change about them or the series. I am paranoid anyways about anything that might influence or press me to change my author voice. It’s the reason I don’t read many reviews, either good or bad, because I never want anything to alter my vision of my stories. It’s just how it work.
Oh God, so many it hurts. I have Jodi Ellen Malpas’s new book to read and Diane Setterfield’s Bellman and Black that I’ve not read yet. I am always waiting for RK Lilley and Elizabeth Hoyt to release new ones. And of course, the Warden herself, JR Ward, gets top billing on my TBR pile when she has anything new for me to read.
Brynne Bennett has left scandal in her past and is living the good life. An American grad student at the University of London and part-time photographic model, she’s getting back on track with lots of hard work and focus on a career in art conservation. When successful and charismatic London businessman Ethan Blackstone buys her nude portrait, he wants to possess more than just her image. He wants Brynne in his bed, serving him in every way possible. He has no trouble voicing his desires, and he isn’t taking “no” for an answer.
At first, his dominant nature captivates her, but it isn’t clear if the force of his powerful desire will ultimately awaken or dispel the demons Brynne is carrying inside. There are secrets on both sides of this relationship—huge ones. Can Ethan erase the scars of Brynne’s past so that she can reveal her true self to him? Or will the shadows cast by Ethan’s own mysterious former life destroy their chance at happiness?
Naked is the sizzling, unforgettable story of what happens when a strong woman meets the one man powerful enough to strip away all her defenses, leaving her standing naked and perfect before him.
- Naked: The Blackstone Affair, Book 1 (Read Prior To Blogging 5 Stars)
- All In: The Blackstone Affair, Book 2 (Read Prior To Blogging 5 Stars)
- Eyes Wide Open: The Blackstone Affair, Book 3 (Read Prior to Blogging 4 Stars)
- Rare and Precious Things: The Blackstone Affair, Book 4 (My Review)
Cherry Girl (Blackstone Affair) (Spin off)
Elaina Morrison has loved Neil McManus her whole life. She doesn’t remember a time when she didn’t love him. Through heartbreaking tragedy and years of separation, her love holds true…until life stomps all over her heart, shattering her perfect dream, teaching her how hard it is to let go.
Real life doesn’t have anything on romantic dreams though, as these two have learned over and over again. It sucks big time, leaving painful scars in its wake.
But Neil isn’t giving up. He’s a soldier who has endured years of longing and sacrifice to wait for her. He’s fought his way through battles before and this is one he can’t afford to lose on any level.
Neil McManus is going in fighting to make Elaina see what he already knows.
That she will forever be his Cherry Girl…
The Passion of Darius (Blackstone Affair Historical Prequel)
~A Blackstone Affair, Historical Prequel~ If you’ve read my contemporary series, you know all about Ethan Blackstone and his American girl, Brynne. The Passion of Darius is a part of their story.
‘Ti amo, mia cara’
The fine art of persuasion.
Darius Rourke and his burning passion for a woman. The gentle Marianne…as beautiful as she is mysterious.
When presented with an opportunity to make her his bride, Darius takes it, and knows Marianne will finally belong only to him. Or will she?
Marianne carries a secret. Something she believes will prevent her from ever being worthy to be loved by any man—even the masterful Darius, despite the fact he captivates her utterly.
A look… A caress… A kiss… A brooding sensuality. A lushly passionate tale of lovers entangled in the discovery of each other’s sins and secrets. As Darius and Marianne embark upon a journey together, they will find that learning to command is just as important as learning to surrender.
A man who knows what he wants…
A woman who needs him in order to know her worth…
‘Ti amo, mia cara’
Well, my next release will be Priceless and is the story of Ivan Everley and Gabrielle Hargreave who we met in All In that night at the Mallerton gala event when they went missing in a closet. LOL I’ve got them coming this summer and it is steamy…and kinky. Check out my Pinterest board to get some glimpses of things in the book. http://www.pinterest.com/
A New York Times bestselling author who has been reading romance novels since she picked up that first Barbara Cartland book at the tender age of thirteen. And it’s a safe bet she’ll never stop, because now she writes them too. Granted, Raine’s stories are edgy enough to turn Ms. Cartland in her grave, but to her way of thinking a hot, sexy hero never goes out of fashion. Ever! Writing books pretty much fills her days now and she’s always busy. Raine has a prince of a husband, and two brilliant sons to pull her back into the real world if the writing takes her too far away. She loves to hear from readers and to chat about the characters in her books. You can connect with her on Facebook or visit her blog at www.RaineMiller.com to find out what she’s working on now.
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Sherri is one of my favorite authors. After reading 50 Shades of Gray, I needed something new and Slave was one of the books I grabbed! Ever since then I have been in love with that series!!! I can’t wait to start her latest series. You will have to let me know if you want to join me I hope you love Sherri as much as I do.
1. I love the Finding Anna Series. Would you be for or against it being turned into a movie or t.v. series?
I don’t think Finding Anna would translate well to the big screen, but I could see it as a mini series on TV.
2. Are you a full-time author or part-time author?
That’s a hard question to answer. My husband and I own a woodworking business, which I run out of our home. I’m often switching back and forth from running the business to writing. Sometimes writing takes up more time than the woodworking. Sometimes it’s the other way around. Either way, there is always lots to do.
3. What is your favorite way to interact with fans?
Most often I interact with my fans on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads. I love to meet my fans in person, though, whether it be at book conferences, signings, or even meeting them for dinner when I’m on the road.
4. Where do you come up with the inspirations for your books?
I get inspiration everywhere. Finding Anna came out of a growing interest in D/s fiction and the Jaycee Dugard story. Red Zone drew on my love of football growing up. There is also a story I plan to write next year that was inspired by a country song.
5. When you start writing a series do you know ahead of time how many books you plan writing?
That depends. With Finding Anna I knew there would be at least four books. With my Daniels brothers, because I would be writing one book for each of the brothers, I knew there would be four books in that series. With my new series, Serpent’s Kiss, I have no idea. Because of the way it’s set up, the series could potentially go on indefinitely.
6. How did you get into writing?
Roughly seven years ago, there was a television show called Prison Break. The main character, Michael, fell in love with Sara, the prison doctor. As the series reached the end of its second season, the actress who played Sara became pregnant. The writers had no idea how to work that into the story, so they decided it was just best to kill her off. Needless to say, many of the fans were not happy with this. And more than a few people, including myself, decided that if the writer’s of the show wouldn’t give Michael and Sara a happily ever after then they would. My Prison Break fan fic, Moving Forward, was my first foray into writing, and I haven’t stopped since.
As president of a not-for-profit foundation, Stephan knows what his future holds and what he wants out of life. All that changes when a simple lunch with his college friend and Mentor, Darren, leads him to buying a slave. Brianna knows only one thing, she is a slave. She has nothing. She is nothing. Can Stephan help Brianna realize that she is much more than just a Slave?
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Slave (Finding Anna Book 1) (Prior to blogging 5 Stars)
Need (Finding Anna Book 2) (Prior to blogging 5 Stars)
Cali Stanton has one goal in life, being a doctor. She does not intend to run the family business. But when her father gets injured and tells her that she’s the only one he trusts, Cali finds herself behind his desk at Stanton Enterprises.
Matthew Andersen and his brother Jason have spent the last two years managing security at Stanton Enterprises. But when someone threatens the company and its CEO, challenging Matthew’s abilities, what seems like an easy task, becomes a big problem.
Cali and Matthew must fight their growing attraction for each other to avoid a potentially damaging office romance. As the threats continue, they must work together to keep the company running and discover who is behind the threats.
But when things escalate to violence and Cali becomes the latest target, things get personal. Can Matthew find the Hidden Threat before it’s too late?
Elizabeth Marshall spent the last nine years doing all the things she was supposed to do. She went to a good college and married a man with a promising future. Elizabeth even had a nice house in a respectable part of town with the promise of 2.4 kids in her future. From the outside everything looked picture perfect.
Then one night, the world she lived in came crashing down. Six months later with her husband dead and her friends gone, Elizabeth moves to the small town of Springfield, Ohio to start a new life where no one knows who she is or about her past.
Christopher Daniels enjoys the simplicity of his bachelor life. After his divorce three years ago, he swore off women. He has no desire to change that philosophy.
When Elizabeth Marshall moves into the apartment below his in the small Victorian house, she makes him reconsider the motto he’s lived by for the last three years: women are trouble. She is everything his ex-wife is not, and it doesn’t help that she is his fantasy come to life.
He is determined to resist her charms; however, when someone sends threatening messages to Elizabeth, he finds himself in the role of protector. Can he protect Elizabeth and still resist the pull she has on his body and his heart?
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Crossing The Line (Daniels Brothers #3)
Available September 4, 2014.
Detective Paul Daniels has spent four and a half years mourning the loss of his wife. He’s been doing his best to raise their daughter, Chloe, with the help of his in-laws. When they inform him right before Thanksgiving that they’re going to be moving over two hours away, Paul finds himself without anyone to watch Chloe—especially when he’s called out to a crime scene in the middle of the night. Little does he know that meeting his baby brother’s girlfriend and her sister, Megan, will change everything.
Megan Carson has taken a few wrong turns in her life, but she’s doing her best to get back on track. When she meets Chloe, the little girl swiftly worms her way into Megan’s heart. The opportunity to help Paul out and watch his daughter appears to be a blessing in disguise. She quickly volunteers to be Chloe’s live-in nanny.
Everything is working well until the three of them head back to Ohio for Chris and Elizabeth’s wedding. Paul has a little too much to drink during the reception, and he and Megan end up sharing a heated kiss. When he wakes up the next day, he has a pounding headache but remembers nothing.
Megan, however, isn’t willing to forget. Over the past few months since she’s been playing nanny, her feelings for Paul have changed. He is everything she never knew she wanted, and now that she knows there might be something there, she’s going after what she wants—Paul.
Sherri spent most of her childhood detesting English class. It was one of her least favorite subjects because she never seemed to fit into the standard mold. She wasn’t good at spelling, or following grammar rules, and outlines made her head spin. For that reason, Sherri never imagined becoming an author.
At the age of thirty, all of that changed. After getting frustrated with the direction a television show was taking two of its characters, Sherri decided to try her hand at writing an alternate ending, and give the characters their happily ever after. By the time the story finished, it was one of the top ten read stories on the site, and her readers were encouraging her to write more.
Seven years later, Sherri is the author of seven full-length novels, and one short story. Writing has become a creative outlet for Sherri that allows her to explore a wide range of emotions, while having fun taking her characters through all the twists and turns she can create.
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I first became aware of Nina’s books when Storm came out and I kept putting up on Facebook that I was dying to read it. So one day, Nina PM’ed me and asked if I wanted a copy. My response was “OMG!!!! Are you serious!!! I would love that!” From there I fell in love. As I was reading I kept sending her messages about my thoughts on the books and I can’t wait for the next book to be released!!!!
1. Why did you decide to start writing about MC Books?
I love alpha males – the bossier and dirtier the better so I decided that bikers fit that bill quite well. I started writing a biker book and a rockstar book at around the same time because I love rockstars as well. The Storm men kind of took over I will finish the rockstar book at some time but for now it’s the bikers who I love writing.
2. Do any real life people influence your characters?
Yes, but only for parts of each character. For instance, any of the caring traits you see in the bikers are heavily influenced by two men in my life – my brother and my best friend’s husband. I try to balance out the Storm MC men and give them a caring and softer side to match their rough and bossy side. Also, Harlow’s best friend is pretty much my best friend – in fact, that friendship is very similar to ours. The three rules of best friends are ours. Harlow’s mother is named after my mother and the fact that she is a great cook is taken from my mother. Monty is my cat! Except my cat is named Jake. I couldn’t name him Jake in case I ever wanted to create a character named Jake. And in Revive you will meet my other cat, Bella So, I do take characteristics from the people in my life and weave them into the characters in my books.
3. What were the challenges in bringing this series to life?
Balancing the bikers with good and bad is a challenge for me. While writing, I often struggle wondering if I’ve made the men a bit too soft for who they are. But I believe that when my bikers fall for a woman, she will bring out some softness. She will be both his weakness and his strength.
4. If you were to do it all again, would you change anything about this series?
I would perhaps have made Blaze a full length book rather than a novella because most readers said they would have liked to read more in that book. I didn’t plan to write that book in the beginning but readers kept asking for more of J and Madison so I wrote it for them.
5. What are you favorite and least favorite part of being an indie author?
I actually don’t think I have a least favourite part! I absolutely love everything about it! I now write full time and it truly is a dream come true. From the writing, to the marketing, to chatting with readers, there isn’t anything I don’t love. As an indie, I truly love the complete freedom to create whatever story I choose and bring it to life the way I want and at the time I want.
Storm (Storm MC #1)- CURRENTLY FREE!!!
Life can be a bitch but love can get you through any storm.
Madison Cole’s family is the Storm Motorcycle Club. Her father is the President and her brother is the VP. She grew up surrounded by bikers, crime and violence. Two years ago she walked away from her family and the world they live in. Her soul was shattered, her heart was broken and she had an addiction she couldn’t shake. She picked up the pieces and put herself back together. Now her family wants her back. The club is being threatened and they send a club member to return her home to safety; the one person that could destroy everything she has worked so hard to build.
Jason Reilly has sacrificed a lot for the motorcycle club he calls family. Two years ago he made the biggest sacrifice of all; he gave up the woman he loved for them. Now he is being sent to bring her back and he is conflicted. He thought he was over her but discovers their connection is as strong as ever. Their love was all-consuming, passionate and fiery. It was also their undoing and he doesn’t know if either of them is strong enough to battle the demons that ripped them apart, to find love again.
Madison and Jason are brought back together by a force out of their control; one that pushes them to a breaking point. Can they overcome their past and discover a love worth fighting for or will the harsh reality of their world finally and completely break them both?’
I found her sitting at the bar with Stoney. I liked Stoney, but I didn’t like the way he was looking at Madison. “Eyes off her tits, Stoney,” I snapped.
Madison’s eyes widened and I waited for her response but she surprised the fuck out of me with her silence.
“Yeah, yeah,” he grumbled, moving off his stool to stand, “I’m outta here.”
“His eyes weren’t on my tits, J,” she said as we watched him leave.
“Yeah, baby, they were.”
She rolled her eyes, “You weren’t even standing in front of him to be able to know that.”
I moved into her space, pushed my body up against her side and wrapped one arm around her shoulders. We were now the only ones in the bar. Leaning my face down, I spoke into her ear, “I know they were because you’re wearing a low cut, tight dress that your tits are almost spilling out of, and it’s exactly where my eyes would have been if I was Stoney.”
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Amazon: Fierce (Storm MC #2) (4-stars. Review to come)
Amazon: Blaze (Storm MC #2.5) (4 Stars- Review to Come)
REVIVE (STORM MC#3) IS COMING 21st JULY 2014
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And Blade’s book (Slay) is coming in October!
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USA Today Bestselling Author Nina Levine, is an Aussie author who writes stories about hot, alpha men and the tough, independent women they love.
When she isn’t creating with words, she loves to create with paint and paper. Often though, she can be found curled up with a good book and some chocolate.
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