Interview with Author Kyle Autumn

Our guest this week is Author Kyle Autumn, she is the author of sexy contemporary romances that will melt your heart and your panties.

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She also writes erotic short stories series that will likely melt your panties more than your heart. She loves chocolate and pajamas. Can’t be bothered to brush her hair most days. Can always be bothered to write her pants—er, pajama bottoms—off.

 

Let’s see what she answered to my questions!!!

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Hi there! My name is Kyle and I write books! And short stories. They’re written to melt your hearts…and your panties. 😉 I’ve been writing for a while now, but I started publishing this year. I have big plans for the rest of the year and 2018. And I love binge-watching TV shows. It’s a problem. Ha!

voyeur1How did you come up with the title of “The Voyeur”?

That really gets at the heart of the story arc. There are six short stories that make up this series about a woman who catches her neighbors in the act. But she doesn’t stop watching, and it leads to all sorts of steamy fun. 😉

What is your favorite character from the Thirsty Thursday Series?

It’s really hard to decide. All four of the main women have a bit of me in them, and I really enjoyed writing them! I think the one I loved writing the most was Patti and Zo’s story, “The Girlfriend’s Secret.” But I also liked writing Lyra a lot. The men were all fun too. Blake was probably my favorite of them. 🙂

33973319What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?

I looooove romance so much. Everything about love makes me happy, so I really enjoy telling stories about couples falling in love. And their bedroom time is fun to explore too!

How would you describe your writing style?

I like to be straightforward, but I also like to add some “flowery” prose in there too. It isn’t needed, but I find that to be my voice. I very much like song lyrics, and I wish I’d gotten into writing those. They’re much shorter. Ha! But I enjoy writing in that style.

voyeur2What authors inspire your writing?

K Webster, Pepper Winters, Aly Martinez… So many. 🙂

What would you like to be if you weren’t a writer?

Oh wow. I honestly have no idea. A professional binge-watcher? Ha! I can’t imagine a life without writing.

What are you working on now?

I’m currently releasing The Voyeur series, but I’m working on a novel about a woman whose sexual fantasy comes true but leads to deadly trouble—and love. It’s been fun!

34109144Do you have any advice for new authors?

Don’t compare yourself to anyone else. Don’t try to be anyone else. Write. Finish projects. And don’t worry about perfection. You can’t please everyone, so please yourself. 🙂National_Thank_You_Day

 

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Author Ditter Kellen Spotlight and Facebook LIVE Interview

71VPN81jglL._UX250_Ditter Kellen is the bestselling author of the Enigma Series. To say she’s addicted to reading is an understatement. Her eBook reader is an extension of her and holds many of her fantasies and secrets. It’s filled with dragons, shifters, vampires, ghosts and many more jaw-dropping characters who keep her entertained on a daily basis.

Ditter’s love of paranormal and outrageous imagination have conspired together to bring her where she is today…sitting in front of her computer allowing them free rein. Writing is her passion, what she was born to do. I hope you will enjoy reading her stories as much as she loves spinning them.

Ditter resides in Florida with her husband and many unique farm animals. She adores French fries and her phone is permanently attached to her ear.

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Watch this interview from yesterday! Ditter answered a lot of questions about her books and works in progress as well as her author career and her passion for writing. I really enjoyed it and it made me want to get ALL of her books!

Also, look at those gorgeous covers! Don’t they make you want to just dig in into those stories?

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Ditter’s latest series, Enigma, was praised by reviewers and reached the top rankings on its category, being one of the best Romance books lately and offering a rich story that not only focus on the main couple but also provides an entertaining read about adventures, paranormal situations and the HEA that we all seek when reading Romance books!

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Doctor Abbigail Sutherland is used to being alone. Between twelve hour shifts at the hospital and looking after her eccentric father, she has very little time for much else. Until an unexpected call one night, sends her racing to the lab where she discovers a secret that could change the world forever.

Hauke awakens after an underwater explosion, strapped to a bed and on his way to a site known as Area 51. His only hope for survival lies in Abbie Sutherland, the beautiful doctor that saved his life. Amidst a deadly virus, seemingly impossible to stop, and a corrupt Government placing a price on their heads, Hauke and Abbie run for their lives, uncovering conspiracies, deceptions, and a love that won’t be denied…

Recommend reading the books in order. This is not a serial, and it does have a happy ever after, but the story moves forward with a new hero and heroine in the next book.

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Interview with Author Annabelle Anders

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This week our guest is the gorgeous Annabelle Anders (just look at this dress!).

She writes Historical Romance, and is here today to tell us a bit about herself and her books.

Let’s see what she answered to my questions!!!

Please tell us a little about yourself.

Married to the same man for over 25 years, I am a mother to
three children and two Miniature Wiener dogs After owning a business and experiencing considerable success, my husband and I got caught in the financial crisis
and lost everything; our business, our home, even our car.
At this point,
I put my B.A. in Poly Sci to use and took work as a waitress and bartender.
Unwilling to give up on a professional life, I simultaneously went back to college and obtained a degree in Energy Management.
And then the energy market dropped off.
And then my dog died.
I can only be grateful for this series of unfortunate events, for, with nothing to lose and completely demoralized, I sat down and began to write the romance novels which had until then, existed only my imagination.
I am happy to have found my place in life.
Finally.

unnamedHow did you come up with the title of “Hell Hath No Fury”?

I first was going to call it “A Lady Scorned” giving it the obvious Historical sounding title, and in Hindsight, that might have been a good idea. I say this because some people aren’t aware that it IS a HISTORICAL NOVEL. A few of my reviewers opened it up and were like, “OH NO! I don’t read Historical’s!” The happy aspect of this is that they read it anyway and said they really enjoyed it!

Anyway, This series flips the normal trope of debutante’s seeking husbands onto it’s head. Cecily (My Heroine) is trying to get rid of a husband… (as is my character in Book 2). So I decided to call the series “The Devil’s Debutantes.” Hell Hath No Fury then seemed to be the best title. Book Two is likely going to be titled Hell in a Hand Basket.

What is your favorite character of “Hell Hath No Fury”?

My favorite character is likely, always going to be the heroine I’m writing about right now. I say this because I do not like reading stories where I don’t like the heroine.

unnamed2What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?

The only genre I write is Regency (Late Regency.) Maybe someday I’ll switch that up… but no plans for that at the time.

How would you describe your writing style?

Journalistic. Easy reading. I don’t use a lot of fancy words. I simply want to tell my story in a fun and romantic way. Although my books have tragedies in them I want them to be fun and light hearted. I think a good story can be a bit of a rollercoaster ride… kind of like life.

What authors inspire your writing?

Mary Balogh. Jennifer Cruise (Contemporary) and Lisa Kleypas.

unnamed3What would you like to be if you weren’t a writer?

A singer. I’m a dork, because, yes, I LOVE Karaoke. LOL

What are you working on now?

I have three other projects in the works right now.

Of course, Blue Tulip and I are working to release the follow up to HELL HATH NO FURY, which is titled HELL IN A HAND BASKET and hopefully we can get that out before the end of the year.

I’m also working with another publisher, The Wild Rose Press, on a four book series which I finished writing last year. It’s called Lord Love a Lady and is Pure Regency Romance FUN! I’m so excited about this series because, I think, unlike many series that I’ve read, the books get better and better as you get deeper into it. The last book is the best book I’ve ever written (In my opinion) And I can hardly WAIT to release it! These should start coming out, I think, in early 2018.

And the book I’m writing right now will likely be my first Self Published work. It’s the first book of a Regency Romance series where the heroines all suffer from some sort of mild Anxiety disorder. The first book is called the “Perfect Debutante” and the series is titled “Perfect Ladies.” It’s tricky because I want to handle the subject matter sensitively but also have some fun. Ironically enough, this book will likely be the next one to release!

Do you have any advice for new authors?

Keep writing. Send queries and manuscripts but throughout the process of being published keep writing. I say this because many Publishers take a LONG time getting your book out and you’ll stay ahead of the game if you have other projects coming right behind your first…

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Interview with Author Saiswaroopa Iyer

authorSaiswaroopa is an IITian and a former investment analyst turned author. Her keen interest in ancient Indian history, literature and culture made her take to writing. Her debut novel Abhaya, set in the times of Mahabharata was published in 2015. Avishi, her second novel set in Vedic India explores the legend of India’s first mentioned female warrior queen Vishpala.

She holds a certificate in Puranas from Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies. She is also trained in Carnatic Classical music and has won a state level gold medal from Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams.

Let’s see what she answered to my questions!

Please tell us a little about yourself.
I am an investment professional turned author who is interested in exploring the ancient literature, philosophy and history of India.

How did you come up with the title of “Avishi”?
Avishi in Sanskrit refers to Earth. It also means a river. Both of which are very important for a civilization. When I was exploring the legend of Vishpala, I realized that the word Vishpala referred to her position as a head of a settlement rather than her name. Ancient Indian civilization owes its progress to the rivers of India. I came up with the name Avishi for my protagonist as a humble tribute to the civilizational legacy of India.

What is your favorite character of “Avishi”?
Satya, the male protagonist who is a doctor and the innovator of the prosthetic leg that defined Avishi. To me, this story is not only about female valour in ancient India (about which I am incredibly proud of), but also about the trials and tribulations of innovators like Satya who face their own demons and journey towards their destinations.

What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?
Ancient civilizational fiction. Many people call it mythological fiction. But I always like to view those immortal legends as odes to incessant perseverance and commitment of our ancestors. On a lighter note, it is quite possible that I am born in the right century but on the wrong side of Christ 😀

How would you describe your writing style?
I prefer to use simple language. My writings would have less of description or imagery and more of dialogue and discussion. I let characters drive my stories forward and without their co-operation my drafts get stuck!

What authors inspire your writing?
I am mainly influenced by medieval Telugu poets of 14th-16th Century who defined the age of literary liberty called Prabandha yuga (Era of Prabandhas). Writers and poets of 20th Century like KM Munshi and Kalki Krishnamurthy cemented my love for historical fiction and compelling character arcs.

What would you like to be if you weren’t a writer?
Other than words and stories, I love number crunching. My MBA has equipped me with a liking for analyzing data and I can spend hours doing the same. Perhaps the combination of my passion and skills makes my journey as an Independent author exciting 

What are you working on now?
I am currently working on a sequel to my first novel Abhaya, temporarily titled as “Daughter of Mura.” Abhaya explores Mahabharata till the episode of Rajasuya from the eyes of a fictional princess of a small Kingdom in Ancient India while focusing on the adventures of its protagonist. The next story attempts to do the same, but from the perspective of a girl Mauri and her troubled romance with Ghatotkacha. It would

Do you have any advice for new authors?
Writing is a marathon. It would be more appropriate to describe it as a journey. I would caution aspiring authors against aiming to be one book wonders or treat writing as a short cut to fame. Experience and learn as you go.

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Long before the times of Draupadi and Sita

Immortalised in the hymns of the Rig Veda

But largely forgotten to the memory of India

Is the Warrior Queen with an iron leg, Vishpala

 

Brought up in the pristine forest school of Naimisha, Avishi reaches the republic of Ashtagani in search of her destiny. When Khela, the oppressive King of the neighbouring Vrishabhavati begins to overwhelm and invade Ashtagani, Avishi rises to protect her settlement. But peril pursues her everywhere.

Separated from her love, her settlement broken, with a brutal injury needing amputation of her leg, can Avishi overcome Khela?

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Author Spotlight: Stephen Morris

6574307Stephen has degrees in medieval history and theology from Yale and St. Vladmir’s Orthodox Theological Academy. A former priest, he served as the Eastern Orthodox chaplain at Columbia University. His previous academic writing has dealt primarily with Late Antiquity and Byzantine church life.

He is also the Chair of the CORE Executive of Inter-disciplinary.net and organizes annual conferences on aspects of the supernatural, evil and wickedness, and related subjects. It was an I-D.net project that took him to Prague for the first time in 2001 and he immediately fell in love with the city! He has been back many, MANY times!

Stephen, a Seattle native, is now a long-time New York resident and currently lives in Manhattan with his partner, Elliot.

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15762042“Come Hell or High Water,” a terrifying historical-urban fantasy trilogy from first-time author Stephen Morris, erupts in 1356 as a witch’s curse rings out over Prague’s Old Town Square. As the old crone is bound to a stake and consumed by flames, her vengeful words set in motion a series of dark events that unfold across the centuries, culminating in the historic flood of August 2002 that threatens to destroy the city.

The novels alternate chapters set in medieval Prague and contemporary Prague (summer 2002). The chapters set in 1356-1357 incorporate a number of local Prague folktales and legends. These 1356 events alert Nadezhda that something very wrong indeed is afoot in Prague. Together with an elderly rabbi from Prague’s famous Jewish quarter, she sets out to avert the impending disaster.

In the summer of 2002, two academics attending a conference at the university – a Jesuit priest and a beautiful Irish professor (who is also a voracious Irish vampire-like creature known as the Dearg-due) – develop their own nefarious agendas. To access the enormous potential power to which the dead witch holds the key, they dupe a secretary into helping destroy the city by unravelling the protective magic built into the Charles Bridge itself that has defended the city since its construction. A small group of academics at that same university conference discover the threat and are forced by circumstances to practice the folk magic they have previously merely researched. They battle the Jesuit, the Dearg-due, the unwitting secretary and the forces of evil that threaten to destroy the city. The academics realize that once free, these forces will unleash a dark power that could undermine all of western civilization. The final confrontation occurs as the historic flood of Prague in 2002 is conjured to destroy the magical Charles Bridge which has protected the city for centuries.

Readers of David Devereux and Jim Butcher will respond to the authentic magical practices and the detective work in both aspects of the story as Nedezhda and the academics each sleuth for the source of the evil they see working itself out in the life of the city and their search for the magical practice(s) that will be able to avert the coming disaster. Readers of Mike Carrey’s Felix Castor books will appreciate the interaction of the living and the dead throughout the story while readers of Kate Griffen’s Matthew Swift series will enjoy the intimate association of the magic with specific moments and monuments of Prague’s history and culture. Fans of Robert Langdon’s adventures will appreciate the authentic history that is woven into the story.

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I loved this! When someone really knows their subject it shows and this guy knows Prague, its history and mythology, inside out. Anyone who has been there will recognise the places he describes and be fascinated by the stories attached to them. The blend of the modern and the medieval worked really well and it reminded me of Peter Ackroyd’s Hawksmoor. Clearly, Morris has a fascination with the occult and his understanding of it, and of its place in medieval history, goes far beyond that found in most popular novels on the subject. I found the plot really interesting and can’t wait for the next in the trilogy. Above all, it is a great book to take to Prague itself. You’ll learn far more about what was going on under the surface of the old city than you will from any guidebook. Recommended.by Umberto3

One of the things that fascinates me about this book is the author’s ability to juxtapose the ancient with the modern without a sense of competition or compromise or confusion. I loved the honest portrayal of each of the characters and the sense I was able to build up that I ‘knew’ them and that relationship maintained my interest and curiosity – I was hooked right from the beginning! It is Morris’ ability to build and nurture relationships which makes this novel special – do yourself a favour and meet some fascinating characters and an intriguing and captivating city all whilst being exceptionally entertained.by Michele Huppert

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Author Spotlight: Valeria Wenderoth

10801917Valeria Wenderoth was born in Italy on a fresh summer evening. She was raised bilingual (Italian and French) and lived in Rome until she moved to Hawaii, then Colorado, and lately to Florida. She holds a PhD in Music History and has been a professor at the University of Hawaii for many years. She presently develops and teaches graduate and undergraduate online courses.

Besides working in Academia, Ms. Wenderoth is a passionate mystery reader and writer, and a technology enthusiast. She is the Founder and Principal of Book Trailer Sync, a company that creates, produces and distributes book trailers for published authors.

BAD BY THE NUMBERS is the first of her Lieutenant Sorensen series.

23840402“BAD BY THE NUMBERS is a meticulously crafted police procedural, with plenty of mystery, tense action and a solid romance to sweeten the mix.” (Award-winning author of the Cilla Stephenson mysteries, T. H. Pine).

While jogging, explosives expert Nick Harris finds a driver’s license at Denver City Park. He grabs it, forgets about it and, never dreaming of the sinister consequences that will haunt him, he flies to Paris for a conference.

A shooting at Brighton University, Colorado, results in two victims, both professors. The alleged killer, another BU professor, is caught onsite and taken to jail. The case appears to be straightforward, but Brighton Police Lieutenant, Mark Sorensen, senses that something is missing from the picture.

After a day goes by, the corpse of a third professor is found in the Denver City Park’s lake. Is he the missing piece of the puzzle?

As Sorensen navigates through the university’s political labyrinth to solve the multiple-murder case, Nick’s name comes up as a possible suspect. The accusation prompts Nick to embark on his own quest in Paris with the aid of a mysterious, witty woman and of an eager Parisian journalist.

A fast-paced, page-turner mystery, BAD BY THE NUMBERS will make you guess to the end.

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Or so Sorensen’s chief thinks. The problem for Sorensen is figuring out just who the murderer is this time. With two bodies, the smoking gun, and the shooter (we know, because her fingerprints are on the gun), it looks like a wrap, until the third body, then the fourth, then…heck, who’s counting anymore. Not one to jump to conclusions, Sorensen accepts help when he needs it and serendipitous ends up with an international team of experts brought together by fate and the book cover on a children’s story. A rollicking tale split between Metro Denver and Paris that has all the elements for a thriller, but as Sorensen notes early in the morning after a sleepless night, without the zombies. Worst of all, none of it makes sense, until the good guys—at least, that’s how Selma classifies herself and her array of exes (one with a car) and others who are just friends—step up to help Nick prove he’s not the one Sorensen is looking for. Explosives, the Internet, Guy Fawkes, and transportation strikes in Paris all come together to keep the various players on their toes, or at least in the case of the extra chair in Sorensen’s office not comfortable when they do sit down. “Bad by the Numbers: A Lieutenant Sorensen novel” is a promising beginning to a new series by Valeria Wenderoth.by SK Holmesley

When a college professor’s student goes missing, at the same time an unidentified body dies in a suspicious fire, the professor gets drawn into solving the mystery. Is it related to research her student was doing? The motive is unique and the story moves quickly. I like how the author weaves in the relationship issues between the professor and her husband along the way.by Diane Weiner

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Interview with Author Oliver Markus Malloy

16968834Oliver Markus Malloy is a cartoonist and writer. Born and raised in Germany, he currently lives in Los Angeles, CA.

He is the author of the Bad Choices Make Good Stories series, which tell the true story of his journey when he left Germany and moved to USA.

Let’s see what he answered to my questions!!!

 

Please tell us a little about yourself.

I grew up in Germany. As a teenager I was a bit of a computer nerd (well, I guess I still am) and a hacker. But back then hacking wasn’t about all that evil stuff hackers do today. Back then we just used to remove the copy-protection from video games, so we could share the games with our friends who couldn’t afford to buy them.

That’s how I met Donna. She lived in New York. I flew to America to visit her, and I kind of got stuck here. A lot of crazy stuff happened, and at one point I was so depressed, I thought I was going to lose my mind. So I wrote it all down. First I wrote it just for myself. But then I figured, I might as well make a book out of it. Maybe someone else can learn a thing or two from my mistakes, and they’ll avoid the heartache I went through.

bad-choices-make-good-stories-going-to-new-york-free-kindle-ebook-2How did you come up with the title of “Bad Choices Make Good Stories”?

It’s just the perfect motto for my life. The German FBI raided my house twice, and on my first day in New York I got into a street fight. And those were the calm days. The real insanity happened in Florida. I almost got myself killed a few times.

What is your favorite character of “Bad Choices Make Good Stories”?

Since it’s a true story based on my life, I guess that would be me. Haha!

What genre do you enjoy writing the most and why?

I’m a humorist, first and foremost. I started out drawing cartoons for a living. They were published in various magazines. Then they ended up in books. Eventually I began to write short humorous essays for a couple of different entertainment blogs, and those turned into a few books.

bad-choices-make-good-stories-2-the-heroin-scene-in-fort-myersHow would you describe your writing style?

People who know me say that the way I write sounds exactly like the way I talk. Not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing. And I’m a bit of a minimalist. I try to say things in the least amount of words. Sometimes I write a paragraph, re-read it, delete it, and say everything the paragraph said in one sentence. And there are almost no descriptions of scenery in Bad Choices Make Good Stories. I leave most of the visualization to the reader’s imagination.

What authors inspire your writing?

Growing up, I used to read a lot of Stephen King. He didn’t waste pages upon pages describing sunsets and sceneries. He got right to the point. I think that has inspired my writing. And I really liked that his books felt uncensored and raw. I absolutely hate America’s obsession with censorship.

What would you like to be if you weren’t a writer?

I’m living the dream. I’m a writer and cartoonist, and there’s nothing else I’d rather be. The last time I had a “real” job was as production manager for a newspaper in Brooklyn, NY. I quit in May of 2000 and I haven’t had a 9-5 job since. Life is good. (Well, except the almost getting killed part.)

bad-choices-make-good-stories-3-finding-happiness-in-los-angelesWhat are you working on now?

Bad Choices Make Good Stories is actually a trilogy. Each of them describe a part of my life. The first one, Going to New York, is all about growing up in Europe and my life in New York. It ends when I move to Fort Myers, FL. The second book is all about my life in Florida and the insane things that happened there. Right now I’m working on the third book, my life in Los Angeles. Each of the three books can be read as a stand-alone, or as part of the trilogy.

Do you have any advice for new authors?

The secret to good writing is to use small words for big ideas, not to use big words for small ideas.

Albert Einstein once said: “Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.” and “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.”

I think effective communication is all about the art of expressing complex thoughts in simple language that anyone can understand.

I hate it when people who have absolutely nothing original or thought-provoking to say, try to use big words to sound smart, and then write a bunch of trivial garbage, while hiding behind a facade of high falootin’ vocabulary.

And find your own voice, instead of copying someone else. Be true to yourself. Don’t worry about offending people with your thoughts.

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