Friday, February 28, 2020

The Newest author on the block, Em Pitts and her Author Interview!


Gina: Why did you become an author?
Em: It is the only thing I can do and not become bored with it. I’ve always wanted to be everything and do a little bit of it all, and writing gives me that opportunity. I’ll admit writing down my thoughts and feelings in story format is therapeutic as well.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Em: ROMANCE! I love, love. The strength and pain we get from our bonds with others is magical and sometimes it takes wonderful connections that can be limitless.a story to show us that. Right now I’m stuck on Reverse Harem novels.
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Em: My current story was inspired by a song, “Woman Like Me” by Little Mix, but the main inspiration was based on women who are different from the mold of “perfect princess”. I wanted a story where normal men accepted normal women, and none of them were how we expected them to be.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Em: A plantser actually. I plot at the beginning - an outline, character profiles, my main and side plots highlighted…and then I deviate every time. I’ll outline multiple times throughout the story as it changes, most of the time because of the characters decisions.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Em: I listen to rainymood and drink coffee to be completely relaxed. A funny quirk I have though, is that I’ll get up multiple times while writing and walk through the house before coming back to the computer. It happens more often when the characters are making me laugh or cringe. I just need a moment away from them at that point.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Em: I have. I released my first novel in August of last year; it took me six months to write it. Well, needless to say, it tanked, badly. I couldn’t justify my time and costs for my failure, but I couldn’t walk away from my passion without trying again either. I release my second novel on February 29th, 2020 and am expecting better results. If not, I’ve definitely had fun trying and made my peace with that. :)
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Em: Do it for yourself and you’ll find joy in writing. Writing is different for everyone - each story has its own voice, each author has their own way - but without a passion for your work, you’ll burn out and find more excuses than inspiration. So find your passion and write for yourself, the work will show your effort.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Em: “You can’t please everyone.” This one is so simple, but so very powerful in its truth. Everyone is different and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Em: To write. It’s that simple at this stage for me. I can hope to be great, to be followed, to be known for my work, but I just need to focus on writing at this stage. Maybe I’ll be someone one day, maybe I’ll be invisible, but I’ll enjoy the journey no matter.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Em: You know the iconic image of the light passing through a prism? I want my work to be the prism and the readers interpretation to be the light. I want a rainbow of representations and daydreams that far surpass my own to be inside my written work.
Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Em: My next novel will be the start to a new series that is a different take on the Reverse Harem genre that I love. In every novel my readers can expect bonds that are forged through trials, a different view on the world through something small (it’ll be different each time), and an openness to ideas that I hope we can all achieve one day.
 Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Em: One of the harshest truths I learned growing up, is that the monsters look just like we do. It was at that time that I also learned the heroes do as well. Everyone gets to choose their path, and change it at will, not just in stories. I guess what I am saying, is that anything is truly possible. The only thing we can’t change, is another’s choice - that goes both ways too. :)
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Em: February 29th, 2020
Gina: Thank you for your interview today.
Em:Thank you for having me!
Check out Em Pitts first release now. Witch My Crazy Works has reviews coming in and they are all five stars. 
 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

An Alien Series

 From Book 1: She had always wanted an adventure in the stars…
After years of working for the Alien Immigration Office on Earth, Alyssa has finally been sent on her first assignment in space. But what’s supposed to be a nice little peace mission soon turns into a nightmare – one where pirates might abduct her at any moment and she's assigned a lethally scary but oh, so sexy bodyguard!

It doesn't help that the body he’s supposed to guard always heats up in his presence...

He was an abomination... A beast... Tortured and trained to kill since the day he was made...
Xarq has had it with bodyguarding jobs. In fact, he wasn't supposed to have them anymore. But one last job gets between him and his future military career, and he gets a tiny Earth female to protect. To top it all off, she is on her first mission in space, and his bodyguarding assignment turns more into a babysitting duty. Just perfect. But somehow, her oddly pleasant scent lures him in and he can't seem to get enough of her...

And that's dangerous. He needs to focus on his job.

Because that’s exactly when the pirates attack…


Mate of the Beast is the first book in the Mate of the Beast series. It is a standalone sci-fi romance with a HEA and no cliffhangers. Intended for mature audiences only.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020

A New Release still needing reviews!

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This is a Reverse Harem hit! Told mostly in the main character perspective, but also as a narrator in parts. Normally I would find this annoying but the author has done such a wonderful job in writing it, the story flowed so easy, I enjoyed every minute.
Terra is known as a useless God with no powers but they have an awakening. Through her experiences with passion, they arise and she becomes a powerful God. I love her story with Ven and how he is her first love, the first she ever felt a desire for. It reminds me of the book, the water princess and its RH romance.
Citas is, I'm happy to say, sexy as can be. I am very much falling for him. I see a little problem arise at the end but I am confident they will work it out.
Their mission is to save the earth and stay alive in the process. The set of the four horsemen is out to kill them and Death, I feel is going to be a tasty treat. I can't wait for the next book to come out and see what happens to him.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

The talented, Sonia Nova, author interview.


 

Gina: Why did you become an author?
Sonia: I’ve always had a wild imagination. Ever since I was a child, I’ve loved daydreaming and imagining different endings to movies and books in my head. I also liked to come up with story ideas of my own, though I never wrote a full book before. When I read about self-publishing online, I wanted to give it a try. I wrote and published my first book in 2016.

Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Sonia: Sci-fi romance. I’ve always loved otherworldly stories like fantasy, paranormal, and sci-fi.

Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Sonia: I’m currently working on the fourth book in my Mate of the Beast series. The series is about beastly, genetically engineered Ezak-X aliens who were created by an evil alien race seeking world domination. The Ezak-X were saved by the Intergalactic Alliance and the series follows them as they try to adjust to life outside of captivity and find their place in the universe. My inspiration for this series was a bit of “Beauty and the Beast” in space. I wanted to tell the stories of aliens who are seen as “monsters” and who’ve never known true happiness, and give them just that: happiness, acceptance, and love.

Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Sonia: Plotter, definitely! I always have detailed chapter-by-chapter plots, though I may sometimes diverge from the plot slightly when writing. In the beginning, I didn’t have as detailed plots and I sometimes ended up having to rewrite parts of the story because I lost my direction or came up with something better. That’s why, nowadays I always really try to think out the events of the book in advance.

Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Sonia: Instead of removing words when editing, I add words. The first draft is always more bare-bones and then I polish it and add more emotion, descriptions, etc. That’s why my editing phase usually takes pretty long.

Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Sonia: Go for it! In this time of self-publishing, it doesn’t matter what your background is. Just start writing a story and see where it takes you! And if you’re like me and have many ideas but no completed stories, try to finish those stories and put them out there! You might be surprised.

Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Sonia: I’m trying to publish more often. Since I started, I’ve published 2-4 books a year and I know there are authors who publish a lot more than that, so I want to try to push myself a little and publish more often too. I have so many ideas and I want to get them out so that my readers can enjoy them too!

Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Sonia: Adventures in space, romance, and sexy alien guys! Those are guaranteed in all of my books.

Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Sonia: Simply: Thank you! I hope you enjoy my stories.


https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/mate-of-beast-series.html

Monday, February 10, 2020

Vampire Romance Review

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 An interesting second book that picks up right from the first one, meaning it's definitely a series to read in order. And just like Friday, we are learning about her guys and the supernatural things around them all slowly but surely. Within this second book not only do we continue to have that HOT paranormal why choose romance aspect but there's also now a building sense of mystery and danger. I'm hoping those 2 things continue to build along with getting to see the relationship between all five characters deepen on a more emotional & mental level. Building physically is fine too but most of that is already pretty hot, maybe some more m\m interaction could add even more spice. But overall it's a pretty good book with lots of potentials that I'll definitely keep reading so I can find out what's next.
 

Fantasy Urban Book Review

Amazon
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Death Be Blue by Katie Epstein is the first book in the Terra Vane series. This book is set in an alternate world named Portside City that can be accessed from Earth via a magical portal. The main character of the book is Terra Vane who works as a police detective for the PCA (Portside City Agency). It follows Terra’s path as she tries to do her job as the token human working as a PCA agent in Portside. This book is a dark urban fantasy that is full of paranormal creatures that live in their own world but have access to that of regular Earth through a portal. This story is an enthralling ride from start to finish. I couldn’t put it down. I definitely recommend that anyone looking to read a great book.

Saturday, February 08, 2020

Another Great Interview!

Thank you so much for joining me today. I have Jamie Schulz who is sharing with us. She is working on a new book that will be out later this year and she just released one. AND... She is also an Excerpt! You have to check it out below but for now, lets get started with this interview.

Gina: Why did you become an author?
Jamie: I’ve always loved making up stories. I used to have them in my head all the time as a kid. They’ve gotten more complicated as an adult, but I still love running them over in my head.
I started to write them down in high school and never really stopped. Now, I just share them with everyone else.
Gina: What genre of books do you like to write?
Jamie: Romance, but I’d like to branch out a bit too at some point.
  
Gina: What is your inspiration for the current book or series you are writing?
Jamie: The Angel Eyes Series started many, many years ago. It came about during a history lecture in high school. We were studying the American Civil War and I remember thinking, “What could be worse than being a slave?” Then I wondered, “What if instead of being about race, it was about gender? And what if a lot of the women weren’t very nice?”
So, I guess you could say history was the inspiration, and has been for many of my stories. Several are in the plotting process now and I can’t wait to write them.
Gina: Are you a plotter or a pantser?
Jamie: I’m a little of both. I plot certain parts of the story first, like milestones, and let the rest build as I write. I love seeing where those will go before getting to each milestone.
Gina: Do you have any quirks or habits when your writing?
Jamie: Not really. Maybe not liking to always sit at a desk. I’ll work in an easy-chair or on a lounger in the yard during the summer.
Gina: Have you had any setbacks becoming an author yourself?
Jamie: There was a lot of doubt, but I’m finally at a place where that’s okay. Some people will like my books and others won’t. I’m not trying to please everyone.
The other thing is that it’s expensive to publish and market your own book. It’s been hard, but thankfully my day jobs covers most of it. Unfortunately, the day job also means I can’t write as much as I’d like.
Gina: What advice would you give to someone who would like to become a writer?
Jamie: Just write. Every single day. Don’t think about it too much. It’s too easy to get stuck if you do. Find a good editor and listen to their advice.
Gina: What is some of the best advice or inspiration you have received from another author?
Jamie: If you’re finding it hard to write because your characters just aren’t coming to you the way they normally do, take a step back and think on it for a while.
I’ll usually come back the next day, after getting some rest and a break, and the words start flowing again.
Gina: What goals have you set for yourself in the future?
Jamie: To finish my 6-book series within the next 5 years and write 2 to 3 other books during that time as well.
Gina: How do you want readers to see your work?
Jamie: As something worth reading. Something they would share with their friends and talk about online. Something they would read again and again.
Gina: What should a reader expect to see from your next novel?
Jamie: Masters’ Mistress is the next novel coming out. It returns to the world that was introduced in my last book, Jake’s Redemption, only with a new set of primary characters. The main part of the series, of which Masters’ Mistress is book one, centers around Bret Masters and Angel Aldridge. They are two very broken people with secrets they don’t want to share with anyone, especially each other. The only problem with that is, they can’t seem to stay away from each other. There are mysteries and dangers all throughout the book, some of which will carry over into the next. I’m really excited to get it out there for my readers to enjoy.

 Gina: Is there anything you would like to share with your readers?
Jamie: I really appreciate all of your support! It means a lot to me that other people have found and really enjoyed my work. Thank you!
Gina: When will your next book be coming out?
Jamie: Feburary 1, 2020 was my latest release.

https://www.booksbymanis.com/p/the-angel-eyes-series.html

Tuesday, February 04, 2020

New Series Review

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  Very impressed with the writing style of this author. The prologue captured this story from beginning to end. I felt my own heart beating faster from the fear, the unknown. The detail gave you a picture in this world that left humans at the bottom of the food chain. Not a lot of interaction with the men which I would have liked more of. I don't know them at the end of this book but the story itself intrigues me to learn more to read more. I want to know what they do to her.

Saturday, February 01, 2020

New Author Book Review

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This story took an interesting turning for me. I won't tell you how since it is a short story but just look at the characters. This story does open up a little slow and it took me a minute to get in it but I am glad I stuck with it. It was different from many short romances that seem to fall more erotic in nature. This was a story about survival, finding one's balance, and learning to move on from the past. Allison was real in showing her fears, dislikes, and her character as it started to grow and open up. The male was off-putting at times but you have to think they are in it for survival and some tense scenes do come up. This book was an oasis leading from danger into bliss but life and death come back around in the end. It is only in with that, you find what you really need in life and where your heart lies. This happy ever after plays off into their future and what appears maybe another book on the horizon. I would love to read more into Allison's best friend, Summer and her sexy love interest.

Reverse Harem Reveiw

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Three brothers got my attention in this short RH romance. The emotional detail is strong and so is each of the characters to be a short story. The brothers are so caring wanting to really take care of Addy in every way and they do. From the first kiss which I found one of the best scenes to the end, I couldn't put it down. I like that it wasn't rushed and that it was a slow burn with the ultimate gratification at the end. Seeing all the parents accepting of the four of them together and with Addy's mom's own little twist seemed a little too accepting but this was a short story and Myra Wards plays it off well. All I can say to her is hurry up with your next great romance!

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