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Interview with an Author featuring Faith Marlow

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Faith Marlow! Her debut book, Being Mrs. Dracula (Being Mrs. Dracula Series Book 1) released on February 12th 2021.

How long have you been writing?

I first began writing in the fifth grade but I have been writing professionally since 2013.

Describe a typical writing day.

Typically for me, I do as much researching and note taking as I do writing. While I do plan ahead and often (not always) outline the story before I start, I end up doing a lot of web surfing and reading while I write. Very often, my books are set in specific historical times, such as Medieval Europe, an ancient Mediterranean island, or New York City in the Roaring 20’s. I feel that obligates me to be as historically accurate as possible when setting the scene and still write stories about vampires and other mythical beings.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Inspiration comes from so many places. I wrote Being Mrs. Dracula because I wanted to know more about the Brides of Dracula and couldn’t find a book that had been written about them. The story of Medusa always seemed cruel and unfair, so I wanted to emphasize that she was first and foremost a victim and not just a mindless creature for the hero to slay. I also wanted to bring her happiness. I have a soft spot for characters that would be considered monsters, like vampires, Medusa, ghosts, etc. and enjoy examining their human aspects- and how their existence reflects us as humans.

My short story in Unbreakable Ink, Based on a True story, was based on a dream. My psychological horror “Couples Therapy” (which is currently unavailable as I rework and improve the story) was also based on a dream.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Valeria from Being Mrs. Dracula will always be my favorite. She is the main character of my first published book and we share a lot of personality traits, some good and some that could use some improvement. We are working on this together!

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

Many of my stories involve heavy subject matter. Being Mrs. Dracula was very emotional to write because I wanted the readers to empathize with these women, so I had to process a wide range of emotions writing them. While I may not have experienced such things first hand in my own life, ruminating on how it would feel to experience them can still be very heavy. We as authors become very attached to our characters and sometimes we have to put them through terrible events, or even write them out of the story. We mourn those characters misfortunes and deaths just like readers do. 

       Sometimes you just have to take breaks from certain stories. I am currently writing my next Scorned Women book and some of the subject matter became very heavy and was wearing on me, so I had to sit it down and start working on another project for a while.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

I don’t keep my Kindle on my beside table because my tiny panther Teddy will step on it, but I just read a Beta copy version of Carmilla Voiez’s work in progress and adored it! I can’t wait to see the finished version. I also have Rue Volley’s latest “The End of August, book 2” queued up next.

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

With a series, I think it is important to have an overall goal and purpose for the series but you also need clear goals to accomplish in each book of the series. Making them all work together is what makes a series fun to write, even if the reader doesn’t know where the goal posts are at for the end of the series when they are reading the first book. In my Being Mrs Dracula series, I think the main goal is for Valeria to have a life beyond that of her association with Dracula, to step out of his shadow once and for all. We see how she is ultimately going to accomplish this (or at least she thinks) by the end of book three, Being Dracula’s Heir.

The Scorned Women series is a bit different. Each book in the series is about a different woman but united by an overall theme. Each woman in the series has been done wrong and deserves to have a second chance or a more to her story than she had the first time.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Restless. Loyal. Curious.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Write the story you are afraid to write. Tell the story the way you know it needs to be told. You will always be pleased with your finished project if you are true to yourself. Your authenticity and dedication will show in your work.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

The first thing I would like people to know, before they even open the book, is that I have done my absolute best to make the story the best I can on publishing day. I have devoted hours (which adds up to months or more for longer stories), to produce quality work and I hope that everyone who reads them finds something they can enjoy about them. I know it’s impossible to please everyone, but that doesn’t stop me from trying.

I would also want them to know that the gift of their time is not lost on me, and I appreciate that they have chosen to spend some of that time with books I have written. I am very thankful that I am able to tell people stories that they enjoy. I appreciate their reviews, words of encouragement, and sharing my work with others more than they will ever know.

 

Thank you Faith Marlow for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her series, Being Mrs. Dracula today!

~Synopsis~

When Valeria Karjan’s hand was given in marriage to the handsome and powerful Count Vlad Dracula, she dreamed of happiness but, instead, her life was filled with longing for her absent husband, their country ravaged by war.

When Vlad a last returned from the battlefield, he was a changed man, an alluring and dangerous creature with a thirst for her blood… and more wives.

Discover their stories, their secrets, and find out what it would be to love and be loved by history’s most powerful vampire.

In a marriage that spans centuries, one man shared by three women, love may be eternal but happiness is not guaranteed.

Faith Marlow is a USA Today best selling author of dark fantasy/ paranormal/ horror. Her stories stir emotions and explore the thin veil between human and the inhuman. Dark, yet inviting and familiar, Faith seeks to deliver chills with a sense of class, and sometimes a bit of heat. With each story, she hopes to build exposure for fellow women authors and artists who create horror.

Her debut, “Being Mrs. Dracula”, chronicles the lives of Count Dracula’s three beautiful, yet very different wives, Valeria, Ilona, and Fleur. The story continues with “Being Dracula’s Widow” and the third installment of the series “Being Dracula’s Heir”. The fourth book is currently in development.

Faith’s “Scorned Women” series launched in 2020 with its first book, a retelling of the story of Medusa. Each book in this series will focus on a different woman in and seek to give them a second chance. She most recently co-wrote and published a Southern Gothic horror novel, “Our Fearful Roots”, with Carmilla Voiez.

Faith is also proud to be featured in multiple short story anthologies. When she isn’t writing or reading, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching a horror movie, sculpting with polymer clay, or entertaining her house panther, Teddy. She lives in Tennessee with her husband, Scottie, and son, Avery.

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Interview with an Author featuring K. Rose

The Literary Vixen presents…

 

Joining us today is K. Rose! Her debut, The Prophecy of the Water Sprite released on August 5th 2021.

How long have you been writing?

I literally started writing my first story ever (The prophecy of the Water Sprite) as an April Fool’s Day Joke 2021. I never wrote stories short, long, poems, anything before that. Even in High School when the English teacher asked for a 1,000-word story I drew a picture and turned it in, since pictures are worth 1,000 words. She gave me a C for a grade, but I still consider it a win.

Describe a typical writing day.

I don’t have typical anything days. When I write it is whatever the muse wants me to write, which is why I don’t set pre-orders or deadlines for myself until I am in the editing stages.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

I am not sure where all of the inspiration comes from exactly, I just have these ideas that pop in my brain and I run with them. If they come from reading other people’s books, or watching TV shows, or even listening to music; I couldn’t be too sure.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

I have 2 published books, my Debut The prophecy of the Water Sprite is a Reverse Harem Fantasy standalone, and my second book is a series starter that ended up being a YA Adventure Fantasy, that will Glacially burn its way to an RH eventually. 

I really hate choosing favorites, and I love them both for different reasons, probably since they are so different themselves.

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

I do use a template to plot out my story. I would say that most of the world building and character development happens as I write.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Oooof, that’s hard… just three? 

Creative . . . Caring . . . Smart

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

So far my stories have been more light and not too emotional with the sadder or darker side of things. Though I would admit that I cry easily, and did find myself crying at times.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

I am always working on something. Currently I have a short story that is part of a charity anthology with all the proceeds going to Breast Cancer research, it is a friends to Lovers M/F NA Romance. I have a satirical children’s book about diversity that has a LOT of innuendo. These two projects will be out in the next couple/few months. 

I have a secret shared world project that is mostly outlined and I am ready to start putting words down for that. It will be a PNR Urban Fantasy Academy NA Bully RH … Yeah I know that’s a mouthful. 

My newest release the Elven Prince (released FEB 3rd) will have at least 2 more books in the series, and each can be read as a standalone, or at least that’s the plan. The oracle is the title of the next book, and the third’s working title is “The Dragon” 

I have a SCiFi PNR RH that I have started, and also have a 6K prequel ready to go out into an anthology later this year. 

I also have an RH PNR rom-com that I have started that I hope to get done before the end of the year as well… and I do have at least a half dozen other stories that have partial outlines, that will be pushed out into next year or later depending on how much time I get this year. 

I also have some low content journals and diaries that I made up, just to alleviate my need to be creative, those are on the ‘zon now, and I have a few more that I haven’t finished yet too. But the best of them all is the 24 month reader’s journal that I created for people that like to keep track of things like reviews and quotes…and when there is just a need to meditate or zone out there are coloring pages mixed in as well.

What advice would you give to other authors?

The best thing I can say is “You are good enough” 

And it may have a bad connotation to it when others say Shameless Self Promotion … but do it! Everywhere you can and don’t be ashamed, because its that one more reader that finds your promo that tells everyone … or that one more promo that starts a viral trend . . . you never know when or if it will happen but you will NEVER know if you don’t try.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

I write what comes to mind. I will not write what the market wants. I will not be apologetic with what I write or change it to fit what the genre or trope is “supposed” to be. This is Fiction, and as such my creativity is what feeds it. If I make things up, or bend the supposed rules that’s all in my originality, and I hope you end up liking me more for it rather than opposing the differences. Also, I will not be a single trope author. I will write in Reverse Harem, Male female, menage, Young adult, bordering on erotica (but probably never erotica), children’s books with silly rhymes, and whatever else my creative mind wants to spill out. So come along for an epic ride!

 

Thank you K. Rose for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her release, The Prophecy of the Water Sprite today!

~Synopsis~

Our kind has been enslaved by the Fae for as long as this kingdom remembers. They need us to keep water in their kingdom flowing, without it, their kind would surely all perish, as not even the powerful Fae have control over the waters that feed life to everything. Somewhere along the line, they all lost that ability, as if that element revolted against them.

For over twenty-one years I’ve been kept in the dark about my true heritage, being raised as a witch, like my auntie, that can wield water with spells. Soon I would be old enough to leave my childhood home and go beyond the protection spell that has kept me safe all these years to seek out my destiny.

A vision—perhaps even a prophecy, in the castle where I was born caused my parents to secret me away under the cover of darkness. I was saved by an unlikely partnership.

For the first time in thousands of years, the elements are set to combine into the greatest power ever known, and somehow I am the center of it all.

The power of the elements are told to bring about peace in the lands and restore life in the realm to a greatness more than it has ever been before.

No more struggles for food, no more starvation. No more taxation with penalties of death. No more hatred and fear of the rulers of the kingdom. Only prosperity, health, and maybe even something more?

Please note: This is a Reverse Harem Novel. It contains explicit content intended for adults only. 18+

K. Rose has been a part of the Indie Author Community for years. Getting her start as a reader, her keen eye led to a wonderful career in Beta and ARC (Advance Reader Copy) reading. As a joke to her fellow Beta colleagues, she created a spoofed blurb and cover for a story and the feedback was so positive that it sparked her to run with it.

That stoked a fire that has her racing down a multi-genre freeway with no off-ramp in sight. K. doesn’t write to “market” and she is fairly certain that her humor and use of puns may cause an eye roll or two, but as she likes to say, “That’s how I roll.” and “Jokes are always welcome!”

She has traveled the USA extensively, including Alaska, and lived in thirty-eight of the fifty states. Home is now the beautiful state of Wisconsin, where she dreams up her stories in the company of her guy of nearly twenty years, and their menagerie of furbabies, including five puppies, three rescue kitties, eighteen chickens, ruled by a Rooster named Chicken Parm, plus eight ducks, a ninety-gallon tropical fish tank and a chatty nineteen-year-old Cherry Headed Conure!

Life will always be interesting for K. Rose, which will fuel her works, and keep her muses singing, come join the chorus.

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Interview with an Author featuring L.W. Lowe

The Literary Vixen presents…

 

Joining us today is L.W. Lowe! Her book, Deal With Cupid (When Muses Misbehave Book 1) released on June 1st 2021.

What inspired you to start writing?

I wish I could say there was this one sparkling moment of inspiration. It actually was a slow and rebellious journey. There was seven year old me who directed my friends to re-enact the story of Beauty and the Beast in our backyard. I’d change the ending or re-assign the roles of Beauty or Beast to different kids. Then eleven year old me who got an old mint-colored typewriter from my parents, who didn’t realize what they started or how much paper and white out I would end up costing them. (Boy, doesn’t that date me!) For years, I had the compulsion to write. I would do it just to get the stories out of my head because everyone knows about the starving author. I never took it seriously until many years later; I was married and pregnant with my first child. My mom sent me a box of stuff where I found an old vocabulary assignment from my high school senior year. My English teacher had written in the corner that she enjoyed how I turned each vocabulary word into a story, and I should seriously consider being an author. It wasn’t so much a light bulb moment as getting hit upside the head with a sledgehammer.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

My first drafts start with outlines. When I get to the second draft, those outlines get rearranged, replaced, or thrown out by the end. The story always changes on me the closer I get to the end. I blame the characters!

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I have to take a moment and step away to decide if an emotional scene is worth keeping to advance the story or for my catharsis.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

In my early writing years, I wrote several long ‘books’ for fanfiction, but officially I have self-pubbed two books. So far Deal with Cupid is the favorite, but that could change to Book Three in the series because the outline introduces a Greek goddess that I feel doesn’t get enough attention. (Yes, I have the sequels outlined, all the way to Book Ten.)

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

Lots! So much bounces around in my head from the music playlists to the characters’ voices and their environments. I envision their happy places whether it’s their bedroom, office, garden spot, or coffee shop. I develop whole pages about these characters and their world order before I set up a plot, drop them in the middle of it, then document what happens.

Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?

It’s still early, so not much. Some like the crazy, nerdy quirkiness in massive quantities. Some not so much. It’s cool. Better for the readers to figure out how they feel about the series before investing too much of their time and energy.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

I have a kindle tablet full of ebooks and five feet away a shelf full of books. So on my tablet, I am currently reading Bride of the Crimson Queen by Keri Moore. But the latest print book that I’m reading is The Author Estate Handbook by M. L. Ronn.

Describe yourself in three words.

Quiet. Loyal. Daydreamer.

If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?

So I’m weird in that I wouldn’t want any A-list actors. I want to see fresh faces, definitely actresses with Hellenic/Greek backgrounds, talent for comedic timing, and a genuine appreciation for all the arts, not just music.

What advice would you give to other authors?

That’s a very uncomfortable question for me because I’m still looking for advice. I guess the best I got is… Beta readers and editors are awesome, but remember the author has the last word.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

The series When Muses Misbehave has an ensemble cast, aka multiple point of view and I tend to write long chapters. Can’t help it. That’s how my brain works. While there are romantic pairings being set up in Book One, Deal with Cupid reads more like a Galentine urban fantasy featuring more on the sisters of inspiration and how they survive and support each other, despite their differences.

 

Thank you L.W. Lowe for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her book, Deal With Cupid today!

~Synopsis~

Sisters. Inspirations. Legends. Meet… The Muses.In between juggling their own dramas and romances, the nine sisters are paid to motivate souls and reignite passions. But never before have they faced a job like this. Hedone, The Goddess of Pleasure, hires the sisters to save the marriage of her parents, Eros and Psyche. Yet one misstep could provoke the wrath of Aphrodite. Join the Muses as they figure out how to clean up Cupid’s mess without causing one of their own!The first book has a cliffhanger ending and the entire series is intended for readers age 18+.

LW Lowe is the author of the mythic fantasy series When Muses Misbehave.

As a kid, she consumed all kinds of sci-fi, fantasy, and paranormal entertainment from books to movies. Then she was gifted a dog-eared copy of The Return of Rafe Mackade, and romance had a new superfan. She currently lives in central Ohio with her husband, wrangling five kids, a cowardly guard dog, and two cats, one named Fluffy Evil and the other Vicious Little Panther. She wishes Eureka’s Global Dynamics was real, thinks Red Dwarf deserves all the fancy-schmancy awards provided they’re presented at a wine bar, and prefers her coffee with hot chocolate bombs.

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Interview with an Author featuring Heather McCorkle

The Literary Vixen presents…

 

Joining us today is Heather McCorkle! Her newest release, Bared & Betrayed (Children of Fenrir Book 3) released on October 12th 2021.

What inspired you to start writing?

I’ve always loved diving into new worlds, and as a child I would make up my own stories to tell to my stuffed animals. It grew from there.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I like to write in pencil in a notebook while I’m out and about, then enter the pages into my computer when I get back home.

How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

If I’m writing an emotionally charged scene, I end up watching or reading something light-hearted to balance it.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Eleven that are published, but eighteen over all.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

There are so many! To name a few: Anne McCaffery, Margaret Weis, Tracy Hickman, Stephen King, Dean Koontz, whew, I could really go on, but I’ll stop. 😉

Describe yourself in three words.

Determined, dedicated, supportive.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

A Conjuring of Ravens by Azalea Ellis and Love at 20,000 Leagues by Lizzy Gayle

Do you have any new series planned?

I do! It is a spin-off series set in the world of my Children of Fenrir series about the werewolf seeker. A novella coming out this spring will launch it, and the first full length novel comes out this fall.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Always strive to learn and improve. Times and writing styles change and being in the know is to your advantage.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

That I love to entertain, to draw readers into a rich world they can get lost in, with characters they will root for and fall in love with. I’m all for girl power, healthy relationships, and adventure, but my books are spicy. Oh wait, that’s a lot of things. 😉

 

Thank you Heather McCorkle for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Bared & Betrayed today!

~Synopsis~

In this Montana town of Viking descended werewolves, there are secrets upon secrets.

In the name of protecting his family and his kind, Raul Anderson has made some terrible decisions, and even worse mistakes. Mistakes that got him bumped from First Verndari, to the bottom of the pack. Being blackmailed is no excuse, especially when he can’t prove it. Now he has to work his way back up to the top of the pack so he can challenge the werewolf he suspects is plotting to throw them into a war with humans.

But that isn’t his only problem. As punishment for his mistakes, he is sentenced to be a kennari—a teacher to newly bitten werewolves. His first charge is not only hotter than Helheimr, she’s also the new detective the police chief has partnered with him to solve who is behind the unsanctioned bitings.

Elexis Sandalius will do whatever it takes to catch the werewolf that attacked and changed her—even accept a job as a detective in a town full of werewolves, and partner with a guy who bit another woman in without her permission. She couldn’t dislike the sexy, cocky ex-quarterback anymore if he had been the one to bite her. Until it becomes clear he is not what he appears to be, and is certainly not what everyone thinks he is.

If they can’t overcome their dislike of one another—and deal with their growing attraction—a mass murderer will not only walk but will launch their kind into war.

If you like Patricia Briggs, Christine Feehan, Kait Ballenger, or Norse mythology, you’ll love this Viking inspired full-length paranormal romance!

Heather is an award winning author of paranormal, steampunk, and historical who is represented by Nicole Resciniti of the Seymour Agency.
Becoming a published author has been a life-long goal that she has known she wanted since she was twelve. At that age, she wrote her first book and has been writing ever since. The path to where she is now as an author has been wrought with detours and road blocks, but she stayed the course and finally partnered with two agents and ultimately signed with one of them.
When she is not writing, editing, or designing book covers and websites, she can be found on the slopes, the hiking trails, or paddle boarding. As a native Oregonian, she enjoy the outdoors nearly as much as the worlds she creates on the pages. No need to travel to the Great Northwest though, you can find her on her website and her many social networking sites. You can also find her the first Monday night of every month at 6:00 pm PT on the #WritersRoad chat on Twitter. She is the co-creator and moderator of the chat. Entertaining readers, protecting endangered species, and uncovering stories and points of view that haven’t been covered are her passions.

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Interview with an Author featuring Lizzy Gayle

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Lizzy Gayle! Her newest release, The Bleeding Heart (The Djinn Book 2) released January 25th 2022.

What inspired you to start writing?

Thank you so much for having me today! I’ve known since I was a child that writing would always be part of my life, but until about ten years ago, it was always on the backburner. My entire life, I’ve gravitated toward creative work, but that was when I decided to dedicate my time and learn the business side of things. I’ve never looked back!

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

Haha. I know I’m not the only quirky writer out there, but it’s probably my “pantsing” style. Yeah, that’s common, but when I write it’s almost like going into a trance and writing down the movie I’m watching in my head. The difference is, I’m also in my character’s head and that’s how I see things. So try as I might to plot, I’m always thwarted by my characters when they don’t do what I expect them to.

How do you deal with emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I feel like if I have a strong reaction as I write (or reread) that means I’m doing a decent job. My goal is to make the reader feel, whether it’s joy, worry, sadness, etc. So if I feel it, I’m on the right track. That said, I find it cathartic, but that’s also part of why I read in general. It allows me an outlet for my emotions.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Oh my goodness. I’ve lost count. I used to write YA under a different name, so if you mean published? Probably around 10. But written? Holy moly, I don’t know. I’m loving writing adult romance. It’s very freeing, and the spice is nice. It’s so hard to pick a favorite, it’s like choosing a favorite child. It could be just because it’s what I’m currently into, but I love book 2 of The Fantasy Resorts series. The working title is A Matter of Time. It’s about a time traveling resort that goes back to the Old West and…things happen. LOL

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

Like I said, I TRY to plan, but it doesn’t always take. I see a number of things before I start as I figure out the story and characters, but a lot of it I discover as I write. I don’t know if it’s my subconscious or what, but somehow things pop up that seem insignificant that always tie in later.

Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?

My favorite thing about writing is hearing from readers. It literally makes my day if someone enjoyed my work. I try to encourage that and always try to respond. One example that stands out is when a reader sent me a fan cover they made for a book of mine. That was an amazing feeling. Not only does it mean they invested their time, but also their thoughts and feelings on my characters.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

A stack of them! LOL Also the ones on my Kindle on my phone that charges there. Ha! The last physical one I added was Payback’s a Witch by Lana Harper.

Describe yourself in three words.

Loving, unstoppable, weird. I embrace the weirdness btw, so I consider that a good thing.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Two things. 1. PERSEVERANCE. Don’t give up. If writing is something you NEED (and you’ll know if you know) then don’t let rejection stop you. If you put in the work, the time, and the heart, you CAN accomplish your goals. 2. As my hero, Libba Bray, once told me, write what scares you. It’s been something of a mantra to me, and I’ve really grown as a writer since that moment.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

That they exist! LOL There are so many wonderful books out there, and I find that an AMAZING thing, but if you love fun yet dark, fast-paced, paranormal or sci-fi romance, give them a try. And by all means, please let me know what you think! It matters to me. I try to put in things to change up the usual. For example, this trilogy is about Djinn (genies) which aren’t your typical go-to for paranormal romance, but if you like vampires or demons, you’ll enjoy them as well.

 

 

Thank you Lizzy Gayle for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, The Bleeding Heart today!

~Synopsis~

Taj knows his revolving door of lovers won’t erase the past, but it helps pass the time. That is until his sister Leela’s boyfriend shows up in a panic. With Leela missing and a Djinn killer on the loose, Taj dives into trying to find both his vanished sister…and the murderer.

His quest introduces him to another Djinni named Brolach, new to his human form. Attraction blooms and Taj wonders if it might be worth the risk to try dating his own kind. His last relationship with a Djinni didn’t end well, but it has been almost two hundred years since he lost Cal.

When danger traps him and his loved ones, and everyone looks to him for guidance, Taj finds he’s thrust into a position he doesn’t want. Can he overcome the demons of his past to save the future and find his happily ever after?

Lizzy Gayle loves paranormal so much, she lives it. She is both an author and a psychic. Between mothering her three kids, attempting to understand her rocket scientist husband, and consistently attempting to declutter her home (that she is convinced is a secret portal to a clutter-creating dimension), she does her best to use her creative gifts and share them with you.

 

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Interview with an Author featuring Nicola Rose

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Nicola Rose! Her latest release, Arrested: A Salvation Society Novel released today.

How long have you been writing?

I made a few half-hearted attempts at writing stories as a child. Then, when I was in my early twenties, I put a lot of effort into writing an epic adventure set in Ancient Egypt. But life happened and it was put aside. It wasn’t until I was on maternity leave with my first child in 2009 when I picked it back up.

However, I was soon sent spinning on an entirely new project after binge-reading the Twilight books! I’d always loved vampires (thank you, The Lost Boys) and I suddenly had a burning urge to write a steamy vampire love triangle (as did we all, haha!) I wrote about 90% of the first draft of Taste the Dark before letting the fear get to me and once again putting the book aside, focusing on my photography business instead.

Fast forward around four years to sitting at home with my second child and realizing what a waste it was to have written so much of a book and not at least try to publish it.

I haven’t looked back since and have just released my eighth book.

The vampire love triangle became a published trilogy (The Elwood Legacy). And I fully intend to return to that Egyptian mythology idea at some point, converting it into a new fantasy world.

Describe a typical writing day.

Procrastination. Procrastination. Procrastination.

I wish I was joking! I’m seriously bad at staying focused, but I’m trying to get better! All of my writing happens during the day when the kids are at school. It generally involves short bursts of writing followed by frequent distractions such as marketing work, TikTok, and household chores! Oh, and plenty of cups of tea!

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Everywhere. Nowhere. Some magical place that spawns them and then leaves me wondering how on earth I came up with it! 

Twisted Ginni was entirely inspired by the cover – I purchased the premade cover without any story idea and then came up with the plot afterwards. And I’m currently sitting on several other covers waiting for stories – so I guess that’s my method for the foreseeable!

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

Gahhh, don’t make me choose!!

I’ll have to go with the Elwood brothers. They were the first characters I wrote and fell in love with. They re-ignited my passion to write. They’re everything my vampire-loving heart dreamed of – dark and dominant anti-heroes who kill for food, and sometimes for fun, and would burn down the world for their woman.

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

I guess I just let the emotion take me. I go with it and pour it onto the page. My frequent procrastination breaks soon help me recover from anything too heavy!

Are you on social media and can your readers interact with you?

I LOVE interacting with readers, I wish more would do it! Unfortunately, reaching readers on social media can feel like a massive uphill battle with no results. I do have a Facebook group and Instagram, but my real social media success came list year with the discovery of TikTok. Booktok is amazing!

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

For my readers, I try to throw out the twists and turns. I love those scenes that come out of nowhere and surprise people. For myself, I must admit, it can be a struggle when shiny new characters are calling to me! So those twists keep me going, too. It can reignite a stagnant writing day when some amazing new thing about a character comes to me! 

I also think that my writing improves with every book I release, so there’s that too!

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

Yes! I’ve always been very loose with my plotting, but I find that means I write slowly so I’m determined to plot the hell out of my next book! I’m currently plotting a Fae fantasy reverse harem and I’m SO excited about it. We’re talking brooding fae warriors, a delicious, wicked prince, and some epic adventure (plus, you know, all the spice with numerous men 😊

What advice would you give to other authors?

Write, write, write! Seems obvious, but sometimes the fear that it’s not good enough or that you don’t know where it’s going can stop you from writing. Don’t let that happen. You can’t fix a blank page. So just throw it down and new ideas will come to you as you go.

Also, be sure to connect with plenty of other authors, particularly the author groups on Facebook. Never stop being eager to learn and grow. There’s always so much out there to help if you just go looking.

Oh, and people absolutely DO judge a book by its cover. Get that right straight away!

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

To be warned that most of my books get pretty dark in places, and very explicit! Often the steam and darkness go together (blood, rough play etc). My passion is writing men who are dark, violent anti-heroes and villains, with all the angst and tension. 

That said, my latest release (Arrested) is my first contemporary romance, and whilst there are certainly some explicit moments, it’s nowhere near as dark as some of my other books. You bet your ass I still wrote a dominant alpha male though!

 

Thank you Nicola Rose for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Arrested today!

~Synopsis~

Grace

10 years ago, Kane Walker stole my heart.
One night of passion and emotional revelations was all it took. All of my pain and turmoil shared with someone who actually understood. Or so I thought. The degrading video that he broadcast to the world the next day proved otherwise.
But if I want closure, I’m going to have to face him again. And this time it won’t be me on knees — it’ll be him.

Kane

10 years ago, Grace Clemente ran away with my heart.
Grabbed it and took off without so much as a backward glance. I could have followed the same downward spiral of my life into complete destruction, but I chose to fix my mistakes.
If I’m ever lucky enough that she returns, she won’t find the deadbeat she expects. She’ll find the town sheriff. And maybe this time I won’t let her go— even if it means locking her up.

Nicola Rose is from the UK, where she lives with her husband and two boys. When she’s not writing or reading, she can probably be found on family days out hiking and mountain-biking in the countryside, messing in Photoshop, and playing board games in her pjs!

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Interview with an Author featuring Laura M. Baird

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Laura M. Baird! Her newest release, Only You for the Holidays: A Christmas Romance released on December 13th 2021.

How long have you been writing?

I’ve been writing my current genre, romance, since 1995. I wrote off and on for many years while raising my family then returning to college for dental hygiene. It wasn’t until around 2014/2015 that I began to write more seriously and worked toward publishing.

Describe a typical writing day.

My schedule varies depending on other commitments (as I help with my mom and share my office with our son who’s working remotely). Typically I’ll try to get in a morning walk/workout, shower, eat, address emails, scan social media, address any promo/tasks, determine what’s for dinner, spend time with hubby, then write in the late afternoon and into the evening. I like to have my office to myself when I’m writing.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Inspiration truly comes from everywhere! Life experiences of mine, family, or friends; a news article or current event; a what-if situation; a writing challenge; even an experience I imagine myself having.

One of the faster stories I wrote was book one of my Shifter Clans series, writing it in two weeks. An anthology call came from my publisher, Evernight, looking for stories about Alpha male shifters and strong females who weren’t going to just roll over for them. An idea instantly came to mind about a Native American hawk shifter and a former analyst with the government. My heroine suffered an injury, losing part of a limb, but it didn’t stop her from living life to the fullest. My hero wasn’t intimidated by her, and she found she could let down her guard with him. While my story wasn’t chosen for the anthology, Evernight wanted to publish it separately. So I added to the story which took another week. With secondary characters continuing to talk to me, three more books resulted.

Do you have a favorite character that you have written? If so, who? And what makes them so special.

My immediate thought is to say no, because I enjoy every story I write. However, I really loved writing my character, Michelle, from Kiss Me at Sunset. She’s 50, widowed; a counselor who is caught off-guard by her attraction to Xander (52), a bouncer/musician. Michelle doesn’t let age define her. The story was fun and spicy with two mature characters who knew exactly what they wanted and weren’t afraid to grab onto it.

When you’re writing an emotionally draining (or sexy, or sad, etc) scene, how do you get in the mood?

I truly immerse myself into the scene, imagining myself as that character; wondering how I’d feel, what I’d say and do. Scenes play out like movie in my head as I describe what’s happening, trying to make it flow seamlessly. Sometimes challenging scenes can take several days and rewrites, to get it right! If I’m stuck, I’ll walk away and let it stew for a while before I return to it.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Optimist, pleaser, tenacious

When writing a series how do you keep things fresh, for both your readers and also yourself?

I try to keep stories fresh with little twists, the unexpected, even role-reversals. I give characters their own challenges and let them determine how they’re going to work their way through choices.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

My current work-in-progress is a vampire novella, the Mardi Gras Masked Ball series. It’s a shared world, where five authors are writing about characters revolving around Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Only recently have I been writing more paranormal stories, and I’m very much enjoying. My vampire character, Trevor, was orphaned in France in the 1600s. He aligned with others who disguised their true evil nature and he was turned without consent. Afterwards, he withdrew from life, from self-pleasures, as if he had to repent for the rest of his life. He spent his time trying to right the wrongs in the world, becoming a philanthropist. His love interest (his mate) awakens his dormant senses and shows him there is no denying their connection, their desires.

What advice would you give to other authors?

While I still feel like an emerging author, making a name for myself, there are times when imposter syndrome is real. I have to continue to tell myself to keep doing what I love. Write what I love, what I feel passion for. I’ve said, my writing may not be for everyone, but it’s for someone. And that’s the beauty with the romance genre; there are endless varieties and choices, that someone out there is going to connect with my stories.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

I’d like readers to know the true joy I have in creating something others will enjoy. It’s scary and thrilling at the same time. The thought that I can take the reader away for an hour or two by making them smile, laugh, sigh, even tear up is humbling and rewarding.

 

Thank you Laura M. Baird for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Only You for the Holidays today!

~Synopsis~

She made excuses to stay away.

He’ll give her a reason to remain.

Piper Deacon had a spotless flying record while serving in the Army until a careless mishap from her flight partner had her questioning her own skills and responsibility. Foolish pride kept her away from home for too long; the one place she should’ve known she could always return to no matter what. When circumstances force her back to Idaho, she’ll have to face life-altering decisions which include whether or not to succumb to the match-making devices of her mother and co-conspirator friend. With the appealing lawman, Logan Shaw, in her path, will she realize the easy choice right in front of her is all she’ll ever need?

Logan Shaw didn’t always walk the straight line, but service in the Marines gave him a better direction. After twenty-one years away, he’s settling back home, working with the Sheriff’s Department, and wondering if he has a future that’ll include a woman to love. Thanks to the machinations of his mom and her friend, he’s already halfway there with a woman he has yet to meet. And when he does, can he convince Piper you really can come home again?

I’m living life in the Pacific Northwest, enjoying family and the chance to make my author career soar. A veteran and semi-retired dental hygienist; a wife, mother, and grandmother; I’ve traversed the country from the East Coast to the West, sprinkling tidbits of my journey into my writing. I also write about adventures I may not otherwise experience myself. My goal is to provide laughter and swoon-worthy moments, as well as captivating stories in which the reader can either find their own adventure or escape.

I enjoy engaging with readers and authors, and love the encouragement and support not only among the romance community, but the entire writing community. With many ways to follow me, I invite you along on the journey. See my website for choices.

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Interview with an Author Featuring Shae Coon

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Shae Coon! Her latest release, Her Broken Pieces (Marron House Romance Series Book 4) will release on December 26th 2021.

What inspired you to start writing?

I had all these movie-like scenes playing in my head, and I just decided to write them down. Then one day, I said, “what the hell,” and started putting together my 1st book from the remnants of scratch paper with my thoughts written down.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I don’t plot! I get an idea and just let my fingers fly. The scene may change a million times, but I just keep writing.

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story?

Honestly? I don’t. I let myself feel sadness, joyfulness, or frustration. If I try to control it or suppress it, then when the words start to flow, they will fall flat. I have to feel so that my characters can.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Five total. For His Own Protection has become my favorite. I love a badass woman with a heart of gold and a smart-ass mouth.

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

None. Ouch, I know. But again, I play the scene in my head, and as I build the scene, the world begins to develop.

Do you hear from your readers much? What do they say?

I hear from readers a lot. They are my sounding board and my saving grace. So far, they love the books. They are completely honest with me and tell me if they feel something could have been done better or offer up storylines they would like to see me write.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

The Enigma by Jodi Ellen Malpas. She is one that got me hooked on dark romance all those years ago.

Describe yourself in three words.

Loyal, fierce, stubborn

If your book was to be made into a movie, who are the celebrities that would star in it?

Andrew Biernat as Caleb Marron, most definitely. For the female lead, Talia Stone, that would be hard to say. She would need to be a fierce CEO type, with demons that keep her a bit unsure of herself.

What advice would you give to other authors?

As a very wise woman (https://www.instagram.com/me_myself_and_romance_books/) once screamed at me, “HASHTAGS.” It’s insane how important those little things are in marketing your work.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

Each book has a bit of my life or the history of my ancestry in it. Which parts? You’ll never know.

 

Thank you Shae Coon for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out and preorder her newest release, Her Broken Pieces today!

~Synopsis~

Gerry

Five years ago, Jax Townsend saved me from a fate worse than death. I was sold to a prince by a man who claimed to love me, then tortured and enslaved by another. That’s why I decided if that was love, then I wanted no part in it.
Now, I work for Marron House Security. Hired by the same man who shot a Sheikh to save me. The same man that haunts my dreams with the promise of a happily ever after. Jax sees my broken pieces, and it scares me. Because for all he sees, I see more.
I see his desire for me, and it heats my blood with untold need. I hide my body’s reaction to his innocent touches. I’ve never desired a man the way I desire Jax Townsend, but if I allow myself to embrace this passion, then I allow him a piece of my heart. And I just can’t do that.

Jax

She carved her name into my heart the moment our eyes locked five years ago on that yacht belonging to a prince. I killed for her, then left her in the hands of my best friend’s mother and went back to fight another battle.
Now, I’m co-founder of Marron House Security, and I’ve hired Gerry as our office manager. Her bright smiles and scent of wildflowers have me fantasizing about all sorts of naughty, after-hours escapades.
I want Gerry. Body, soul, but above all else…heart. And that’s the shit of it all. Because Gerry doesn’t believe love comes without cruelity, and I’m not sure I’m enough to prove her wrong.

I am a native Texan, wife, and mother. I started writing soon after my daughter was born in 2012 but only recently decided to publish my work. I hadn’t been into any particular genre until I took on a well-known romance title and fell in love.

Since then, different scenes have played out in my head, and I couldn’t help but jot down my ideas with any available scrap of paper. I never thought I would actually take the leap to put my work out there for all to see. It took me four years to finish my first manuscript because I kept putting it down and picking it back up. But with the support of family and friends, I finished it and am now able to live my dream of taking others to a world of seduction and romance through my writing.

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Interview with an Author Featuring Charissa Weaks

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Charissa Weaks! Her newest release, The Witch Collector (Witch Walk Book 1) released on November 2nd 2021.

Congrats on your new release! How has the new release been going for you?

It’s going amazingly, honestly. Readers have been so wonderful, which is extremely motivating.

How long have you been writing?

Since I was a kid. Back then I mostly wrote poems and song lyrics. I didn’t tackle novel writing until about 12 years ago.

Describe a typical writing day.

A typical writing day would be waking up, getting coffee, sitting down with my laptop (and my doggies), and trying for the rest of the day to draft or edit a complete chapter. If the story is hot and my fingers are flying, I can work for 12-14 hours and knock out two chapters. I tend to put in long days in the editing phase.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

 I wish I had a better answer for this, but the truth is that stories just come to me. It can be due to a museum exhibit or an image I saw or a dream I had, but most of the time, stories just land in my mind out of nowhere. I usually get titles first, though not always. Then the characters arrive. There’s typically one voice that stands out and decides to tell me the tale. I just have to tune in and listen. Music inspires me once I have a story started and helps me stay in the story’s mood.

What do you hope your readers take away from this book?

Hmmm. That’s a great question. I really wanted to provide an escape, one of those stories you just fall into, the kind that makes you forget for a little while. I would also hope they take away a little of Raina’s resilience and heart and a touch of Alexus’s vulnerability. He was honest with Raina about his darkness. She looked beyond his past and mistakes and saw the goodness in the man that he’d become.

What is the significance of the title?

The Witch Collector stands for Alexus (the hero), of course, but more importantly, it stands for the biggest obstacle Raina has to face in the story. There’s a terrible villain and an enchanted wood, yes, but Raina has suffered such devastating loss and been irrevocably changed by it–which makes Alexus territory that scares her. It would be easier to avoid anything she’s feeling for the Witch Collector than to chance that kind of pain again.

If you had to describe yourself in three words, what would they be?

Persistent, hard-working, compassionate.

What was the highlight of writing this book?

The highlight was when I realized The Witch Collector couldn’t be a novella and the publisher said that was okay. I’d been trying to force this big story into limited page space (the three books originally sold as novellas). But they needed to be novels. Getting the Go Ahead from the publisher was a great day.

Are you working on anything at the present you would like to share with me?

I have a lot of things in the pipeline. I’m working on City of Ruin, book two in The Witch Walker Trilogy, of course. I also have two other fantasy tales I’m toying with and a historical fantasy that I hope to query to literary agents next year. It’s a Count of Monte Cristo retelling set in 1901 Marseille and…beyond.

What advice would you give to other authors?

I’m not big on giving advice because most of it isn’t universal. Every author journey truly is different. I would simply say—believe in yourself, trust your intuition, and accept rejection.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

About Me: I LOVE chatting with readers on social media. I want to talk about Alexus and Raina and BOOKS in general. Hit me up!

About my books: There will always be a fantasy/magick element, romance, and strong atmosphere. I love a setting and story that makes me feel immersed, so I try to write that type of book.

 

Thank you Charissa Weaks for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, The Witch Collector today!

~Synopsis~

Every harvest moon, the Witch Collector rides into our valley and leads one of us to the home of the immortal Frost King, to remain forever.

Today is that day—Collecting Day.

But he will not come for me. I, Raina Bloodgood, have lived in this village for twenty-four years, and for all that time he has passed me by.

His mistake.

Raina Bloodgood has one desire: kill the Frost King and the Witch Collector who stole her sister. On Collecting Day, she means to exact murderous revenge, but a more sinister threat sets fire to her world. Rising from the ashes is the Collector, Alexus Thibault, the man she vowed to slay and the only person who can help save her sister.

Thrust into an age-old story of ice, fire, and ancient gods, Raina must abandon vengeance and aid the Witch Collector or let their empire—and her sister—fall into enemy hands. But the lines between good and evil blur, and Raina has more to lose than she imagined. What is she to do when the Witch Collector is no longer the villain who stole her sister, but the hero who’s stealing her heart?

The Witch Collector is book one in a thrilling romantic fantasy trilogy, perfect for fans of Naomi Novik, Sarah J. Maas, and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

CHARISSA WEAKS is an award-winning author of historical fantasy and speculative fiction. She crafts stories with fantasy, magic, time travel, romance, and history, and the occasional apocalyptic quest.

Charissa resides just south of Nashville with her family, two wrinkly English Bulldogs, and the sweetest German Shepherd in existence. To keep up with her writing endeavors, and to gain access to writing freebies and book giveaways, join her newsletter, The Monthly Courant.

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Interview with An Author Featuring Lisa Carlisle

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Lisa Carlisle! She’s a USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance and suspense.

What inspired you to start writing?

In sixth grade, my teacher gave us a creative writing assignment one weekend. I got so into it and wrote a story about solving a mystery. It was such a highlight in my shy, nerdy, self-conscious world. I looked forward to more prompts, excited about spending my weekends letting my imagination go wild by writing.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

When I’m actively writing a book, I can rarely take a shower and not rush out to run to a pad of paper. I get so caught up with the characters that I can’t remember if I’ve washed my hair. Over the next few days, I’ll find notes around the house with random words like “jellyfish” or “demon.” My family must think I’m nuts.

How do you deal with the emotional impact of a book (on yourself) as you are writing the story.

I go for walks often and listen to podcasts to get out of my head.

How many books have you written? Which is your favorite?

Over thirty, maybe closer to forty.
I’m greatly enjoying writing the Salem Supernaturals series as the characters feel super real to me. But I probably think that with whatever book I’m writing at the time.

How much ‘world building’ takes place before you start writing?

I try to fill out some basics on characters and settings but much of that comes as I write.

Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

I’m going to say the Salem Supernaturals again because I just finished writing a fun scene in an upcoming book in the series. I love the characters. They’re misfits in their newfound family and often give each other crap because they’re so close.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

We could be here a while. I have stacks of books on tables around the house. And two Kindles.

Do you have any new series planned?

Yes! I’m finishing up another book in the Salem Supernaturals series now. And then I’m going back to a project I started in 2019. It’s a darker paranormal romance trilogy that ties into the Underground Encounters series. It will be fun to go from a lighter series back to one that’s dark and steamy.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Your first draft can be messy. Mine are downright hideous with loads of question marks and comments to myself. That’s what I tackle during revisions.

What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?

I like nothing more than to give people a few minutes to escape reality for a little while.

 

Thank you Lisa Carlisle for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest series, Salem Supernaturals today!

~Synopsis~

A witch without magic. A vampire without a cause.

And a mysterious death that brings them under the same roof.

When I learn I’ve inherited a house in Salem, I’m sure it’s a mistake.

Besides, I have zero desire to return to a town where I’m an outcast.

The surprises continue when I meet my tenants, including a broody vampire and a foodie wolf shifter.

But I’m only staying around long enough to sell my long lost aunt’s house.

Even when they convince me to go to a Halloween ball.

Even when I agree to pretend to be the vampire’s girlfriend.

Even when I discover his softer and oh-so-sexier side.

Because a witch without magic in Salem makes as much sense as a pig with wings. And I’ve never seen one fly.

Lisa Carlisle is a USA Today Bestselling author of paranormal romance and suspense. She loves to write about wounded, cursed, or misunderstood heroes finding their happily ever afters. They may be shifters, vampires, witches, gargoyles, or even military, first responders, and rockstars! She especially loves stories with fated mates and forbidden love, second chances, and enemies-to-lovers romance.

Her travels have provided her with inspiration for various settings in her novels. She deployed to Okinawa, Japan, while in the Marines, backpacked alone through Europe, lived in Paris, and now lives in New England with her husband, two kids, two crazy cats, and too many fish.

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