Vote Everything For Love – Marilyn Vix

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project_cover_image_1-_sy300_Everything For Love (Time Rogues Series Book 1)

A “Time Traveler’s Wife” meets “Outlander”

Deidre Thompson is a timeanaut studying artists in the early 20th Century powering her time device by sex. A mysterious stranger follows her from Paris 1899 to London 1914. He saves her life which changes the timeline. The man, Max, reveals he’s been sent by the Time Counsel to save her. Max helps Deidre on the assignment. But he is secretly in love with her, and defied the Time Counsel to save her. The timeline change brings Deidre’s past love back to life, and she must choose between them.

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New Event For Romance Authors

donesWe are excited to let everyone know about a new and upcoming event Capture My Heart – Romantic Must Reads. We are hoping to attract a wide variety of romance authors and readers for a fun packed day! We will have tons of prizes up for grabs and this will give authors a chance to promote new and current releases, gain more exposure with the various perks that is being added with this specific event and readers to mingle with new faces. The event will take place on Sept. 18th from 1-10pm EASTERN! The cost will be $40 per author and will include tons of perks that benefit you beyond the actual event page as well. There will be limited slots so make sure to grab yours today!

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Susan Cummings

sasanHere is my author interview with Susan Cummings for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her book Desires so grab your copy today!
What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
I would say it is something I write about naturally. I remember as a kid writing a short love story about a boy I liked about him falling in love with me and marrying me. I gave it to him and thought we were going to get married. We were only in like 3rd grade. I remember him pushing me into the mud but I can’t remember if it was that day or the day after when everyone was making fun of him. I’ve just made the transition from writing romance into writing erotica as I got older and became more free with my writing.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
I read a lot in the winter time so I really don’t pick a subgenera of Romance. I can’t afford to loose out on wasting a story to read. I read a lot Nicolas Sparks books because the library carries those. I prefer to read his books over watching the movies. I feel like I am able to fall in love with the men he writes about more easily than the actors who are in the movies. But when you live in winter six months out of the year in Alaska you read anything you can get your hands on. My mother used to constantly be trading around those steamy romance novels with the women in elegant dresses on the covers being held by half naked men and long flowing hair. I read those cover to cover growing up because they were just in an abundance. But I really don’t touch those kinds now that I can roam the book cases on my own. I enjoyed what 50 Shades did to erotica literature but that kind of kink isn’t much of my thing. I hope I didn’t ramble too much.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
I don’t add a lot of fluff. I made a decent part time living writing one handed readers for magazines and I think I carried that into my writings now. I like to think of my writings short pieces at the moment and so they cut right to the chase. I don’t hate novels, I’m working on one now but currently I am working mainly with shorter pieces.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
I don’t know about a happily ever after but everyone usually gets a happy ending in my stories if you get what I mean. In my current writings the characters are just starting to take life. The story ends a little before the challenges start to show in the relationships. The characters still are clouded in lust and puppy love. In the book I’m currently writing I’m not following my normal pattern. You get to see characters try to form a relationship based off lust and distance. I don’t want to spoil much but I don’t think people are going to be happy with the ending or my views on texting during a relationship. So I guess don’t cry yet and I’m sorry if I do next year.

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Advertising is constantly a big spender for me. Recently though with my latest ebook, Banging Cosplay Girls, my online media guy hired a model to pose for the cover art and online advertising pictures. I have to say that was the largest expense I ever did and was a huge setback from the start at making a profit. But if I can put out something different and put a cover out with a model you have never seen before and it grabs your attention and makes you want to read the story than I think I’ve won half the battle.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Alaskan at heart. Smoked Salmon.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
I had no idea these existed but I’ll be honest, you probably don’t want to advertise to your family that you read my work. It can get steamy in my pages and your grandmother might blush. So in that case I don’t think my writing would be good for a convention. But I think blogs and sharing with friends or a lover is a great idea.

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
No I don’t fan girl. If anything I go nuts over Alaskan history books. Alaska has a lot of rich history and I try to read all the books local authors put out.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
The last book I read was Phoenix Rising from the Ashes so I guess it would have to be the main character Justin, but it is safe to safe it was probably a short relationship due to his rough past which is what the book is about or because he is already married. If you like quick reads and autobiographies his book is one to read. It is very popular at the Barnes and Noble in Fairbanks.

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
Coming up with names. I can get the looks and the plot going quickly but I have to look up names from a phone book half the time.

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Laurie Olerich

laurieHere is my author interview with Laurie Olerich for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her book Primani which is FREE so make sure to grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
I love the fantasy of the characters getting together despite the odds being stacked against them. Since my Primani Series is filled with conflict, the characters are very often struggling not only to survive, but also to hold onto the love they’ve finally found.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
I’ll admit that I don’t love traditional boy-meets-girl romance. I like my romance dark, edgy, and raw. My favorite subgenre is paranormal, but not shifters. I’m more likely to read psychic or demon filled romance. The darker, the better.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
My readers tell me they love the way my characters are developed so they feel like they know them like old friends. They feel as though they are right in the middle of the story. I can’t help smiling when I hear comments like that. After all, that’s what I write for—escape.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
I absolutely hate crying through a book! I won’t read ugly cry books. I don’t want my emotions dragged through a wringer. I read for escape and that escape has to be more fun than reality!

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Editing! The cost of editing is the most expensive part of publishing.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Trail mix with chocolate chips in it.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
I’d love to go to RT one of these years. I’ve been to others but still haven’t made it to RT. I’d like to go to this particular event because it’s reader centric. It’s a great place to mingle with readers. I think it’d be a blast to just hang out and talk about books.

Are there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Let’s see… I’d love to meet Eve Langlais. She’s awesome! I have a couple of author friends that I adore–Elizabeth SaFleur and Brenna Zinn. They’re not only fabulous writers, but they’re also wonderful women.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
This is kind of a loaded question… my most recent read was my own book, “Darkness Calling.” I’m working on another book in the series so wanted to re-read that book. Sean O’Cahan is my absolutely favorite book boyfriend. Yes, I know, he’s my character, but that doesn’t make him any less sexy.

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
When I begin a new book, I have to decide who’s telling the story. Is there one point of view? Two? First person? Deep POV? That’s the hard part for me. Once I’ve settled on who’s telling it and what voice I’m using, I can start moving ahead with the story.

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Terri George

terriHere is my author interview with Terri George for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her book God’s Gift 1 which is up for pre-order so grab your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
Writing about love? What’s not to love about that? I love watching my two lead characters grow together and end up happy − after I’ve chucked a few obstacles in their way of course. So much so, I’ve used the word love three times in as many sentences − and I call myself a writer! LOL

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
I don’t really have a favourite. So long as it’s well written and I engage with the two lead characters and I get my HEA ending, I’m happy to read all sub genres.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
I keep it real. Realistic characters facing realistic obstacles in their path to happiness and real emotions. Are you sensing a recurring theme here − i.e. Real? LOL Everything that happens to my two lead characters could happen to anyone in real life so there are no psychotic exes, no car chases, no one gets murdered. That’s not to say there isn’t any drama because there is, it’s just not over-the-top.

Well not so far, but that’s because up until now I’ve written in the sexy-alpha-meets-and-falls-for-sassy-girl subgenre, not thrillers. Once I’ve written God’s Gift 2 and the book after that (which again is about an alpha, but a whole different kind of alpha), there’s a story that’s been in my head for a while that’s a thriller so that will have all sorts of action-packed drama! I already have the ending in my head … and wow! I can’t wait to write that book.

Are you all about Happily Ever Afters or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
As I write romance I think a Happy Ever After ending has to be guaranteed, but that doesn’t mean I don’t give my characters a hard time on their way to finding happiness together. In Too Deep is the middle of the Frost Trilogy books − the one I like to describe as the ‘shit-hits-the-fan’ book. It’s an emotional rollercoaster and I got a lot of feedback from readers telling me I made them ugly cry with that one. So I did my job.

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
The most expensive thing part of being an indie author is signings. I’ve only done one so far and it was fun, but I think it will be a while before I can afford to do another.

Other than that I do every thing myself: ebook and paperback cover design and creation on Photoshop, plus I do all my own teasers on PS too. I love Photoshop, so it’s fun. I have a friend who proofreads for me for nothing just because we’re friends, which is lovely of her and saves me money. She’s an author too so she appreciates how much the hidden costs of being an indie author can be.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
When I’m writing and in the zone I can go all day without even thinking of food, only to find it’s 8pm, but when I do snack, it’s an English staple, digestive biscuits. Mmm, they’re yummy with a cuppa.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
Any that were in New York because, second to my home town of London, that is my favourite city and I’d be there like a shot!

Are there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Firstly, I’m English so I don’t really ‘fan girl’ over anyone LOL. But if I were ever to meet Stephen King, Anne Tyler, Joanne Harris or Stephen Fry I’d probably embarrass myself.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
What with trying to get God’s Gift 1 finished in time for its pre-order date, I haven’t had much time to read lately. However, I have read Scattered Thoughts and Shattered Dreams, the first 2 books in HD Kelley’s Betrayed by Love trilogy, and I’m torn between Alec from ST and Spencer from SD, but then how am I supposed to choose between a hot and sexy alpha and a Dom? Can’t I have both?

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
Some days it’s just writing. Seriously, I know exactly what’s going to happen in the chapter I’m supposed to be writing, but the words just won’t flow.

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Teresa Gabelman

teresaHere is my author interview with Teresa Gabelman for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her upcoming release Sloan which will be the newest addition to her amazing Protectors Series so make sure to pre-order your copy today!

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre? Everything. Love to make stuff up and put it on paper for others to read.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
Paranormal and cowboys, who doesn’t love a hot, horse riding, alpha cowboy.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
Humor, I want to take readers on a emotional ride, but humor has to be a big part of that ride.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
I believe you can have tons of ugly cries with laughs and a HEA at the end. I try to add it all in one book.

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Time away from my family. Truth! But they understand and are very supportive. If you are talking about cost as in money, then I would have to say giving back to the readers to ‘me’ is not costly at all.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Chocolate anything and yes, I mean anything.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
Honestly, I love the smaller ones and don’t really know much about the big ones. So, I’d have to say I’ll take five all expenses pain smaller signings vs. the big ones. More personable with the readers in my opinion.

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Yep, I actually pulled a fan girl on Holly Roberts and freaked her out. Long story for another time. HA! If anyone knows Holly ask her about the time Teresa Gabelman pulled the fan girl move. 🙂

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
I haven’t read a book other than my own in so long because of writing, but no one will replace Acheron from Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark Hunter’s in my heart. NO ONE EVER! I love that vamp!

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
Not wanting to let the readers down. I will reread what I write with them in mind and try to determine if they will enjoy it. Makes it harder on me, but so worth it in the end when I get messages saying I made them laugh or telling me what their favorite part of the books was and it most likely is the part I stressed over.

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – April Luna

aprilHere is my author interview with April Luna for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her books Kensington Cove series and Child of the Night so make sure to grab your copy today.

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
The romance, sexual tension, and the manly men are a few of my favorite things about writing in the romance genre, but not necessarily in that order.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
Hands down, paranormal romance; however, I am also partial to science fiction with dose of fantasy and paranormal elements sprinkled in. When I’m on the search for a book to read, I want action, and not just in the romance area either.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
Attention to detail and revisiting characters. I enjoy world building and I tend to revisit my characters often. I think watching a character (or characters) grow through life experiences creates a lasting bond.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
I do like a happy ever after or happy for now endings; however, life isn’t always peaches and cream. Sometimes, there’s a little bit of darkness mixed into the light.

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Writing . . . not cooking meals, which requires take out when you haven’t been to the store in over a week. As for publishing, it’s the marketing side of the business.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Cereal and blueberry yogurt, but they have to be mixed together.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
I’d opt for a signing where I could meet Dean Koontz. He’s my writing hero!

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Yep. Dean Koontz, James Patterson, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and the list goes on and on.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
Hmm…the last book I read? On Writing by Stephen King.

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
The ability to balance writing and life. When I’m actively writing, it’s like living in two different world: the world I’m building and the world I sleep in. Wait, they could be one in the same. Well, I did say I have a hard time balancing writing (work) and life (home).

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Jessica Gomez

jessicaHere is my author interview with Jessica Gomez for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her books After the Before and Infected so make sure to grab your copy of these awesome reads today. There are also available for free with KU!

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
I love to make my own happy endings. I enjoy reading romance, but there are times that I don’t like the way a book will end. This way, I can make my own.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
Oh, jeez. This is like asking me to only eat one bite of cheesecake. I can’t pick just one. I like pretty much anything. Classic to MC. Vamp to young adult. I’ll try them all!

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
Hopefully, a unique voice. I want people to read my books and know it’s me writing it.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
A little of both. Slipped Away is definitely a crier, After the Before is an HEA, and INFECTED is its own breed.

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Editing is definitely the most expensive part. But my editor is well worth it. She’s amazing.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Random answer, Croutons. I like the crunch they make.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
I am actually attending Romancing the Falls in Niagara falls in May 2017 and this would be my GO TO event.

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Yes! Stephen King, SE Hinton, & Shakespeare. There are others too, but too many to mention.

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
The BLURB! I just finished the one for IMMUNE and dang did it take time. I can write hundreds of pages but four paragraphs takes me days. lol

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Brynette L. Turner

brynetteHere is my author interview with Brynette L. Turner for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her book Monica’s Healing so make sure to grab your copy today.

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
I love creating fantasies about happiness. Everyone likes to feel cherished, and romance provides the perfect way to get lost in those special emotions. There are just an unlimited number of ways to explore the ways people can be affectionate with each other or show someone they’re special.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
Romantic Suspense is definitely my favorite subgenre. I’m a naturally suspicious person, so I automatically think there is a hidden meaning in what someone says and does. Looking to figure out those twists and turns that aren’t obvious is sometimes just as exciting as watching the romance develop between the main characters.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
I hope that readers appreciate the fact that I love to develop the relationship. My characters want to know each other before they make a commitment. Their problems aren’t superficial and the solutions usually will require a bit of work because intelligent people don’t fall for silly suggestions. I work really hard at not insulting my readers and never want them to feel like the hours they spent in my fictional worlds were a waste of time.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?
Oh, I’m all about the happy ending, but that doesn’t mean you won’t cry along the way. I’ve been known to get readers so riled up about a character or two that they were yelling at the book or had to pull out the tissues when that plot twist jerked at their hearts. My step-mother was mad at me for a week halfway through Time for Tenderness! But the characters do what we do in real life; they stumble through those tough times and believe that love will somehow find a way to survive. What can I say other than I make my heroes prove their worth?

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Oh, wow! That’s a tough question. As a totally self-published author who juggles everything, the one area that I’m seriously slacking in is advertising. Past experience has brought lack-luster results, so promoting and advertising have probably given me the least results for the amount of money I’ve invested into them.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
My favorite snack food is tortilla chips and hot salsa.

If you had the option to visit any major author convention or signing and all expenses were covered what event would you choose to attend and why?
I would love to attend the Pikes Peak Writers Conference for several reasons. First, I love that area of the country and wouldn’t mind having someone pay for me to visit the beautiful mountains. Second, the conference hosts a wide variety of workshops that sounded very interesting on this year’s agenda. They would have provided an opportunity to learn writing techniques as well as the business side of being an author.

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Not really. There are simply too many good writers out there for me to only have a handful of favorites. Since I love to grab free reads, I’m also always discovering new authors and immediately downloading complete series that I’m then eager to read.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
Rory Dennison is the hero of the book Rory (In the Company of Snipers, Book #6) that I recently finished reading. Although this book is part of a series, it’s also a stand-alone novel, and Rory is one very sexy and very protective well-built man. He could definitely order me around any day!

What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
For me, the most difficult part of the writing process is creating the blurb. Being concise and catchy is something my brain simply struggles with. I typically end up going through about four rounds of shortening whatever I start with before it is even a length I feel comfortable showing to other authors. Then, I get their suggestions on where to chop even more.

A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Author Interview – Cherime MacFarlane

cherimeHere is my author interview with Cherime MacFarlane for A Little Lust & A Whole Lot of Love Event. We will be highlighting her book Heart of the Hunter from her Copper River Romance series so make sure to check it out.

What is your favorite thing about writing in the romance genre?
Making it all come out alright.

There are so many variations and subgenres when it comes to romance so what would be your favorite one to read?
Any and all. I’m not picky.

What is one aspect about your writing that you think readers would appreciate most?
I do know what I’m writing about.

Are you all about Happily Ever After’s or do you like a bit of an ugly cry in your books?                                                                                                                                                                                        Sometimes there is ugly cry. In The Twisted Laird there is some of that and I got a message from a reader going “Oh, no! How could you?”

What do you find to be the most costly part of writing and publishing a book?
Trying to find an editor. There are a lot of frogs out there. Kissing them can be expensive.

Totally random question but what is your favorite thing to snack on?
Cherry tomatoes, peanuts, pickled okra or olives.

Is there any specific authors that you ever fan girl over?
Not the author per se, but the characters she had created, Eve Dallas and Roark.

Based on your most recent read who would your book boyfriend be?
Hard one that. Iain Fife from Ryn Shell’s Boxed set A New Begining

 What is one thing during the writing process that you find to be the most difficult?
Sitting for long periods at the computer.

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