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Interview with an Author featuring Kat Turner

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Kat Turner! Her newest release, Blood Sugar (Coven Daughters Book 2) released on August 24th 2021.

Congrats on your newest release! Tell me a bit about your book?

 Thank you! Blood Sugar is the second book in the Coven Daughters paranormal romance series. It follows Eve, a mortician who speaks to the dead and is being stalked by an angry spirit, and Jonnie, a vampire rock star who yearns to be human again. They’re thrown together when he seeks out her help, leading them to discover that their problems converge at a dark, horrific juncture. They battle a simmering attraction while teaming up to fight the forces of evil that bind them together.

Where do you draw inspiration from?

My process is pretty intuitive and spontaneous, though I do draw inspiration from previous books that I’ve written as well as songs and movies/television shows. I often begin with amorphous impressions and feelings about a story, then move to crystalize these initial, nascent ideas into coherent characters and plots.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

 On and off. I wrote when I was a kid, then put it down until college, when a brief foray into creative writing didn’t go anywhere. I spent a decade in academia writing articles and book chapters before fiction called me back again in 2015.

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

Great question! Writing a book is a very emotional process for me. While drafting, I tend to spend a lot of time daydreaming about the story and characters and listening to music that “fits” scenes in the book. When all goes well, these habits drive me forward and help to generate new scenes and chapters.

What books or authors have most influenced your own writing?

I’m a big fan of paranormal romance authors like Ilona Andrews, J.R. Ward, Karen Marie Moning, Laurel K. Hamilton, and Nalini Singh. I also love tight, descriptive thrillers with moments of darkly wry humor like The Wicked Sister and Bath Haus. Contemporary Romance has influenced me as well, particularly the voices of Helen Hoang, Christina Lauren, Olivia Cunning, Kristen Callihan, and Kylie Scott.

What is the best part of your day?

I love a slow day off where I can spend the morning in bed with my coffee, reading, watching videos, or catching up on marketing and social media. Bonus points if my family is still asleep.

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

Driven, goofy, curious.

What are you reading now?

Wild Love by Lauren Accardo.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Don’t be afraid to send your work out for feedback, because this is a huge piece of how we improve our craft.

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

My stories come from my heart and I hope that you love them as much as I do!

 

Thank you Kat Turner for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Blood Sugar today!

~Synopsis~

Eve Conley-Adyemi, a clairsentient mortician being stalked by an angry spirit, is no stranger to supernatural drama. But when a vampire rock star shows up on her front porch begging her to end his undead existence, she gives him a hard pass. Besides, her death magic doesn’t work that way.

Soon, the sensitive rocker named Jonnie Tollens wins Eve’s interest, and they team up to defeat her poltergeist and cure his vampirism. Their quest leads them to a supernatural expat community in Peru who might have solutions, unlocking dark, potent facets of her powers along the way.

As they fall for each other, they lose control of the exact forces they need to harness. Worse, a marathon research session uncovers terrifying facts on who is really pulling the magical strings.

Can Eve and Jonnie fix their broken lives together before a rising tide of dark magic engulfs them both?

If you like Darynda Jones, Karen Marie Moning, K. F. Breene, or Laurell K. Hamilton, you’ll love this fun and sexy paranormal romance!

When not reading or writing, Kat works for a college, teaches yoga, and lives the mom life. She jealously guards her gym time, has too many plants, and has grown rather adept at picking up objects with her toes. Kat is represented by Jana Hanson at Metamorphosis Literary Agency.

Links: https://linktr.ee/katturnerauthor

 


Flash Point (The Legacy Book 5) by Luna Joya – My Review

Title: Flash Point (The Legacy Book 5)

Author: Luna Joya

Release Date: July 20th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Banish the demon, stop the prophecy, and do not fall in love. Easy, right? Yeah, not so much.

Mina Donovan is a woman of many talents. Fire elemental, psychic, Legacy witch, magical asset for an FBI paranormal task force…she does it all. Her latest struggle? Not crushing on her sexy best friend. Logically, she knows they can’t be together. Too bad her heart has never bothered with logic.

The friend zone is the last place pyro expert Josh wants to be with Mina. Not that he has any choice in the matter. A witch hunter falling for a witch? Not smart. He’ll just have to learn to ignore his attraction to the gorgeous woman who already owns so much of his heart.

If Mina and Josh have any hope of finding their way to happily ever after, they’ll have to banish an all-powerful demon and take down an evil magical organization. Oh, and they’ll also have to figure out how to stop the prophecy that warns a dragon will consume Mina.

It’ll take more than magic to fix this supernatural dilemma.

If you like Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

Just when I think I have a favorite book in The Legacy series, Miss Joya writes Flash Point.

This story has everything you need! Magic, strong women, the men who love them, danger and tons of action. Not to mention those scenes that ignite the flames of passion between the characters. Maybe yourself as well. I had been waiting for Mina’s story. I was not disappointed! She’s relatable and smart. I want to be her best friend! Enter Josh. He has his own demons and his feelings for Mina are genuine. Or are they?

I completely devoured this book. The pacing is great. I love these characters! They have become family. So much happens in this book. From secrets being revealed to a possible war. I was here for all of it! Did I mention the feels that will have you in your feels? I’m pretty sure I was ugly crying for the last part of the book. That is the power of Miss Joya’s word play.

If you haven’t read this series, what are you waiting for? It’s got witches, action, and sexy men. Skip adding these to your TBR and just dive right in. You’re welcome! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


A Tempest of Discovery: Midnight Dynasty Book One by Sarah M. Cradit – My Review

Title: A Tempest of Discovery: Midnight Dynasty Book One

Author: Sarah M. Cradit

Release Date: January send 2018

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Nicolas Deschanel spent thirty-two years holding court as the princeling of New Orleans and heir to his family’s dynasty, with no obligations beyond his own pleasures. Following a storm of events, his rock bottom leads him back to his family, where he finds redemption in contrite service. Paired with the pragmatic Lauren-who is deeply skeptical of his reformation-the two spend their days in seclusion, cultivating the lofty research goals of the Deschanel Magi Collective.

Charlotte Fontenot is calculated and driven in her approach to her mission in Paris. With help from her cousin Julian, they follow Gabrielle and Lawrence Henry, siblings whose unusual behavior has caught the attention of witches in Paris. The cousins quickly realize neither sibling is what they seem, and Charlotte’s fearlessness leads her closer and closer to mysterious philanthropist Lawrence.

With Charlotte and Julian settled in Paris, Nicolas and Lauren shift their focus to a special, secret project: quietly and carefully investigating the women of the powerful LaViolette family, distant cousins of the Deschanels. This assignment quickly leads them down a dangerous path, one where turning back is no longer an option. Events in both New Orleans and Paris begin to spin wildly beyond the control of all involved, and when the dust settles, nothing will ever be the same.

From USA Today bestselling paranormal author Sarah M. Cradit comes a thrilling new series, Midnight Dynasty.

New Orleans is a vibe.
From the culture to the city, everything has that mystery and charm only New Orleans can offer.

Right from the beginning, I was pulled into the world of Deschanels. Nicolas is brooding and struggling with his own demons. That only made him more appealing to me. There is a sense of unseen danger. I can’t properly describe it but you can feel that something monumental is building. That made it impossible to put the book down! I needed to know what would happen next! The characters were interesting in their own way. Intertwined by family yet so very different. The story picks up and I am rapidly turning pages and then Miss Cradit hits me with that ending. BAM! What just happened? Yes my mouth is open. Well done Miss Cradit, well done.

If you’re a fan of stories taking place in New Orleans and love magic, this book and series is for you. I promise you, you won’t be disappointed. Add it to your TBR today! I give it 5 stars.


After I Run (Immortal Billionaires Book 3): A Billionaire Romance by Melissa Sercia – New Release

After I Run (Immortal Billionaires Book 3): A Billionaire Romance is now available!

~Synopsis~

The truth can set you free but sometimes fate has other plans…

★★★★★

Harley

Clever. Thief. Liar

This was supposed to be the last job. The big score. If only I’d known that hacking into Cassius Reed’s account would spin my life into chaos. All I wanted was a big payday and the resources to find my birth parents. Now I was Cassius’s prisoner and I had information he wanted. To make matters worse, he was sexy as hell. Just one look into his eyes and I was tempted to spill all my secrets. But the man I worked for was even more dangerous than Cassius and if I snitched, there would be two immortals that wanted to punish me.

Cassius

Immortal. Billionaire. Werewolf

All I wanted to do was find the hacker and ruin them. But I wasn’t expecting her. Harley is smart, beautiful, and full of secrets. I’m an alpha without a mate and I swore I’d never fall in love again but I’m drawn to her. She awakens a part of me that has long been buried. I should find out who she’s working for but all I can think about is how badly I want to claim her. And when pieces of her past start to intersect with mine, I know I can’t let her out of my sight.

When Cassius and Harley’s worlds collide, their connection is undeniable but it sets them on a path full of secrets, lies, and ancient wounds. Harley must make a choice, give up the dangerous man she’s working for and trust the one who holds her captive, or run far away from both of them before their feud ends her life. But when Cassius sees a side to her that could change everything, he must figure out how to convince her to stop running. Because the only thing they have left to lose is their hearts.

When the lines of passion are blurred, can it ever become love? Or will it destroy them first?

AFTER I RUN is a standalone book in the Immortal Billionaires series, a steamy enemies to lovers paranormal romance with hot alpha shifters, a strong female heroine, and a HEA.

WARNING: This book contains graphic content and is meant for 18+ readers only.

Amazon – https://amzn.to/3BFwLcU

Melissa Sercia is an award winning Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance author with a passion for philosophy, mythology, and all things supernatural. She is the author of the Blood and Darkness series, Beautiful Dark Beasts series, and Immortal Billionaires series. Melissa lives in California with her man and her cat. When she’s not building dark fantasy worlds and slaying demons, you can find her in the kitchen cooking with a glass of wine in her hand.

https://melissasercia.com

https://mailchi.mp/72027c5094cf/melissa-sercia-reader-community 

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Tides of Time (The Legacy Book 1)

~Synopsis~

She had a very good reason for breaking the first rule of magic … and the second one … 

Cami Donovan has secrets. Big ones that no one can ever know.

All she can do now is try to forget the past and focus on the future. But as it turns out, her future—her family’s future—might not be shiny and bright unless she can help her sister resolve the cold case murder that’s been plaguing her psychic visions.

Falling for the sexy history expert who holds the keys to it all? That was never part of the plan.

The last thing on Sam Corraza’s mind is romance. Emotional entanglements bring nothing but pain. His past certainly taught him that. But when he’s presented with an old Hollywood mystery to solve, he can’t stay away—from the case, or the enchanting witch who brought it to him.

As they unravel the evidence—and their feelings for each other—it becomes clear that the past is coming back to haunt them in a big way.

With danger closing in, can Cami and Sam overcome all that stands between them—or is history destined to repeat itself?

If you love Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

“A magical debut full of unique, complex characters, fabulous sisterhood and an adorable dog. Who could ask for anything more?” — Felicia Grossman, Historical Romance Author

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Magic Touch (The Legacy Book 2)

~Synopsis~

A witch with secrets, her reluctant protector, and a murder to solve. What could possibly go wrong?

Delia Donovan has everything under control.

Keep her family’s magical secrets hidden? No problem.

Rein in her own witchy powers? Easy.

Join a clandestine FBI task force to solve a cold case murder? She’s got it covered.

But ignoring the intense sexual chemistry she has with the cocky jerk who heads her security detail? Well, that’s another story.

The last thing Mark Cavan wants on his team is a supernatural Lawyer Barbie who traipses through crime scenes in designer clothes and stilettos. But he needs a magical asset to solve the case, and Delia is the perfect witch for the job.

He’ll just have to somehow ignore his growing attraction to the infuriating woman. Seems doable…right?

It’s not long before Mark learns there’s more to Delia than meets the eye—and Delia realizes that falling for Mark would be the easiest—and most complicated—thing she’s ever done.

But they’ll need to put their feelings on the back burner if they want to catch the murderer…before they become the next victims.

If you love Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

“A witch and an FBI agent find love while solving a years-old murder in the wickedly delightful second paranormal romance in Joya’s Legacy series. The anticipation is delicious.” — Publishers Weekly


After I Break (Immortal Billionaires Book 2): A Billionaire Romance by Melissa Sercia – My Review

NEW RELEASE

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Title: After I Break (Immortal Billionaires Book 2): A Billionaire Romance

Author: Melissa Sercia

Release Date: May 25th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

Boy meets girl. They fall in love. The end… This is not one of those stories.

Not exactly.

★★★★★

Piper

Broken. Cold. Ice princess.

Hunting magical artifacts leaves little time for love. And I prefer it that way. Love never did me any favors. I have a great career, a million dollar apartment in downtown Manhattan, and the freedom to do whatever I want. Until I meet Lux. He’s sexy, mysterious, and the most arrogant man I’ve ever met. And now we are being forced to work together. With both my career and my heart on the line, I could lose everything if I give in to his seduction.

Lux

Demon. Liar. Dangerous.

I’m an immortal incubus who feeds off sexual energy. Love is just a nightmare disguised as a fairytale. I learned that hard lesson a long time ago. Until I meet Piper. She’s spoiled, self-absorbed, and one of the most stunning women I’ve ever seen. Which will only complicate things. Her very presence is a distraction. I should be focused on the artifact but all I can think about is breaking her and making her mine.

As Lux and Piper fly all over the world in search of the missing artifact, their hunger for each other grows, but so do their secrets. And they aren’t the only hunters after the prize. With danger lurking around every corner, Lux and Piper must rely on each other more than ever. But how can a demon and a mortal woman learn to trust again when both of their pasts have left them broken? And when Lux’s old rival resurfaces, putting their lives in even more danger, Lux will have to make a choice—preserve the artifact or protect Piper.

When hate turns into desire, can it ever become love?

After I Break is a standalone book in the Immortal Billionaires series, a steamy enemies to lovers romance with possessive alpha males, a strong female heroine, dark romance, and a HEA.

WARNING: This book contains graphic content and is meant for 18+ readers only.

5-gold-stars

Electrifying! Slow burn! Page turner! 

I was ecstatic when I found out Lux was getting his own book AND that Piper would be in it!!! I just knew it was going to be fire. I loved the banter between the two of them. Both of them broken in a way and using words to protect themselves. The chemistry between Lux and Piper is electrifying! I couldn’t get enough of their story. The world of immortals is a secret one and very dangerous to a human. That mix of danger and sexy, makes for a very unputdownable read! 

This book and series is entertaining and addicting as well as steamy. You also have a bit of action. It’s the perfect read for anyone who loves paranormal romance reads. Skip adding it to your TBR and immediately start reading this series today! You won’t be disappointed. I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Spark and Ember (Beautiful Dark Beasts Book 2) by Melissa Sercia – My Review

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Title: Spark and Ember (Beautiful Dark Beasts Book 2)

Author: Melissa Sercia

Release Date: April 20th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

When the hunters become the hunted, Arya Frost’s very existence hangs in the balance.

Shortly after becoming the Aether—a witch who can control all four elements—she is running for her life again.

The gods try to curse her, the witches attempt to steal her magic, and the darkness threatens to consume her, but Arya Frost cannot be defeated.

Now the fate of her kind is at risk of extinction.

With the Crescent coven leaders still missing, an ancient society of human hunters, Coven Seekers, has waged war on all witches.

With her love and only ally, the god Chaos, Arya will have to discover how to recover the only family she has left and find a way to stop the Coven Seekers.

But before she can find her friends, and deal with the fallout from the gods determined to keep Chaos from her, Arya will have to face the dark path ahead.

Danger and betrayers lurk behind every shadow, and not all roads lead to a happily ever after.

If you like Lisa Edmonds, Michael Anderle, Hailey Edwards, and Martha Carr, you’ll love this thrilling paranormal romance!

5-gold-stars

To say I’ve been highly anticipating this book would be an understatement! The author did not let me down!

Arya’s mission has never been more important as this. Her friends are in danger and she must face every hurdle to save them. There are some fantastic twists in there and some familiar faces. There was one that had me yelling noooo. I love the mixture of mythology and fantasy. I got chills in some parts. A perfect mix of action and magic and some steam. Easily one of my favorite escape reads! That heat between Chaos and Arya…HOT! That ending! 

This was a fabulous read. Everything I hoped for and more! Miss Sercia keeps us readers on our toes and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I highly recommend this series! Do yourself a favor and grab them today! You won’t be disappointed. I give it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Heart and Seek (The Legacy Book 4) by Luna Joya – My Review

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Title: Heart and Seek (The Legacy Book 4)

Author: Luna Joya

Release Date: March 23rd 2021

Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance

Is their chance encounter a witchy second shot at love? Or just another score?

Ruby Donovan is a lot of things—paramedic, single mom, Legacy witch. The one title she never wanted? Senate heir. But that’s exactly what she’ll become unless she can find a loophole fast. It’s just her luck that the man who steps in to help her is the one who crushed her heart so many years ago. There’s no way she’ll give him a second chance to do that.

Treasure hunter Diego Benitas has no interest in witch politics. But he does have a significant interest in Ruby. He always has. Keeping her safe and helping her find what she’s looking for shouldn’t be too hard. Convincing her to let him into her heart again? That might be the toughest assignment he’s ever faced.

It’s not long before Ruby and Diego realize how much danger their search has stirred up—and just how much they need each other. With enemies closing in from all sides, can they survive long enough to find their way to happily ever after? Or will the odds keep them apart forever?

If you love Michelle M. Pillow, Abigail Owen, K.F. Breene, or K.M. Shea, check out this series that readers have described as a steamy Charmed meets Lucifier with witch sisters solving murder mysteries and finding true love.

5-gold-stars

Slow burn. Sacrifice. True love.

Ruby and Diego. These two…all the feels! 

A pull and push between these two, made their passion even steamier! I love that there is history between them. It added more to their story and even more for them to lose. Everything was put on the line. One of the things I love about a Luna Joya book is that there’s a fantastic story along with those passionate moments between characters. I am fully invested in this series! These characters have become family. Secrets and lies are unraveled. Change coming and new possible future is ahead! There are some nail biting moments which had me at the edge of my seat. 

It’s always hard to choose which book is my favorite when it comes to this series. I love all of them but this book just got me right there….you know. In the feels! A huge fan of Luna Joya;s writing as well as her storytelling. I can’t wait to see what she comes out with next! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


Eternally Yours: A Vampire Paranormal Romance by Harper A. Brooks & Olivia Boothe – My Review

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Title: Eternally Yours: A Vampire Paranormal Romance

Author: Harper A. Brooks & Olivia Boothe

Release Date: February 16th 2021

Genre: Paranormal Romance

She wasn’t looking for love. He gave her forever…

After being attacked by a wolf-like creature and left for dead, Loren Stone wakes in the house of a mysterious and sexy stranger. Something within her has changed. Her veins crave human blood. But it’s another type of hunger she finds herself fighting to control… her unrelenting need for Nicholas Guerra. She should hate the vampire who took everything she loved from her, yet is thrust into a battle against her own burning desire for him.

After centuries of being groomed to be the next vampire leader, Nicholas turned his back on his family to live among the humans. The last thing he expected was for his immortal life to collide with that of a mortal’s. Then… he watched Loren get attacked by the beast sent for him. Unwilling to let her die, he’s forced to sire her. However Nicholas never expected to fall in love, and now he aches for the one woman he’s forbidden to have.

From USA Today Bestselling Author Harper A. Brooks & Romance Author Olivia Boothe, comes a new sizzling paranormal romance that will leave you thirsting for more.

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Harper A. Brooks and Olivia Boothe wrote a book together? YES!!

This book is a perfect mix of paranormal, action, and steamy. From that first page, I was hooked. Loren’s life is changed after trying to save a life. 

Let’s get into these characters. Loren is pretty awesome. She reacts like I would expect someone to after their world was turned upside down. Loren is smart and tough. Did I also mention feisty? I loved the twist they gave her. Ah Nicholas, the sexy as sin vampire who struggles between doing the right thing and succumbing to his instincts. I loved the push and pull between Loren and Nicholas. One of my favorite characters is Catherine! She is a total bad boss lady! 

The story is fantastic. I devoured it in one sitting! It had everything I wanted in a story. Huge fan of the story telling and writing. Harper and Olivia work well together. I will wait not so patiently for another fabulous read by these two. A guilty pleasure read that will leave you wanting more! I give it 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*


My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods Book 1) by Poppy Minnix – My Review

Title: My Song’s Curse (Duet of the Gods Book 1)

Author: Poppy Minnix

Release Date: August 31st 2020

Genre: Mythology, Paranormal Romance

Ultimate control has its downside, especially when it comes to romance. But will it be enough to keep them together?

As a siren Lula Aglaope can bend anyone to her will with the smallest whisper, but she’d give up her power for one meaningful, honest conversation.

She wants a normal life, like the open, true connections the humans seem to pull off with such little effort.

When she meets Alexiares, God of Warding off Wars, all thoughts of normalcy fly out the window. The beautiful demigod cannot be controlled! He’s frustrating, irresistible…and utterly off-limits.

Alex has watched Olympus slowly fall apart. The old gods continue their archaic control of the Universe, denying the progress of humans and other deities. But Alex has plans to repair the damage, and Lula is a major player.

She just doesn’t know it yet.

Falling for her is the worst idea. And just when things move in the right direction, danger arises that no one expects, plunging the sirens into the deadly Olympian spotlight.

With Lula’s sisters missing, and a pile of broken laws surrounding them, will Alex and Lula change the Universe for the better or destroy it?

If you like Kevin Hearne, Molly Harper, and Shannon Mayer, you’ll love this fun paranormal romance steeped in mythology!

Fabulous read! Demigods, Sirens, and danger oh my!

The attraction between Lula and Alex was HOT! They truly have a connection and it was fun to see that blossom as the story progressed. The story is engaging and I love the mythology woven throughout. From beginning to end, this book will have you on the edge of your seat. Those sex scenes will have you wanting more! Alex and his friends are dreamy and totally book boyfriend worthy! There is also a great balance between action and steamy in this book. I also have to take a moment to appreciate that cover! It’s gorgeous and very eye catching! 

A fantastic debut for Miss Minnix! The story is well written with some wonderful characters that you’ll quickly become attached to. I love her storytelling style and anxiously await more from her! If you’re a fan of fantasy and mythology, this book is for YOU! I give this 5 stars.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion*