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Interview with an Author featuring Alex Raine

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Alex Raine! Her debut Only Human: Paranormal Academy Romance (Legends Springs Series Book 1) released on October 25th 2022.

How long have you been writing?

A little over a year. It actually started as a dare from one of my author friends. Now, I have the bug.

What would you say is your most interesting writing quirk?

I don’t know if it’s interesting or not but I’m very slow, and I can’t follow an outline to save my soul! I have to write as it comes to me or no words hit the page.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

How hard it is to actually make a profitable career out of this. The income vs expenses is crazy different.

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

Humor. I hope that when they read my characters they laugh. I want my books to brighten someone’s day. I also want people to read it if for nothing else than to give my poor PA Angela someone to talk to about it lol. Bless her, she really needs that. 😉

What gave you that push to press the publish button?

My bestie author E.A. Shanniak. She gave the dare and pushed me to do it.

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

Crazy. Weird. Nerd. And none of those are insulting.

What was the highlight of writing this book?

Coming up with my characters. They pretty much wrote my first book and I’m waiting for them to finish telling me the story for book two.

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

I just published my first Vella story from the POV of one of my characters in Only Human. Cosa. I’m also working on Book two Only Blood.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Never give up. Always spring for an editor. Have friends or someone look your work over for errors and while it’s great to take advice, don’t let others change your voice.

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

That even though I don’t produce works extremely fast, know that what I do produce is straight from the heart. My characters are relatable and fun. All I ever ask is to give me and my book a chance.

Thank you Alex Raine for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her debut release, Only Human today!


Welcome to Legend Springs University, the most elite university in the world.

Kimble –
I knew two things growing up: One, that my girls and I would always be BFFs. And two, that we were going to attend the best school in the world together, like we’d always dreamed.

What I didn’t know when I got my acceptance letter from Legend Springs University was that it was actually a school for the magical elite.

What? I don’t even believe in magic, so why have I been accepted to Legend Springs?

Riftyn –

I knew growing up that I was meant to be the next Alpha of the Wintercrest Pack. But my boys and I had always been a pack unto ourselves. As strange as it sounded for a werewolf, a dragon, a vampire, and a demon to be friends, we were. Brothers for life.

At Legend Springs, the girls wanted me for a night, but no one seemed to want to tie themselves to me long term.

But the moment I met Kimble Sawyer, our bond was instant, and everything changed.

Mysterious forces are trying to pull us apart.

How can I hold on to Kimble’s heart and become the Alpha I’m destined to be?

Publisher’s Note: Only Human is a New Adult, paranormal, magic academy, romantic comedy, filled with fated mates, shifters, vampires, demons, angels and more. Only Human is for mature readers only.

Alex Raine is the epitome of a country girl. Born and raised in the South, she enjoys riding horses and atvs, and hanging out with her family. She is an avid reader who likes anything from YA to Horror, with Paranormal Romance being her first love. If she isn’t spending time with her family and friends, you can find her curled up reading a good book or watching kitschy, B-rated movies.
Alex’s first book, Only Human, which is a humorous, slightly steamy PNR, debuted in October of 2022. She enjoys making new friends and encourages stalking so look for her on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and Goodreads.




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Interview with an Author featuring Misty Evans

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Misty Evans! Her latest release, Grave Girl, (A Slow-burn Vampire Romance), The Accidental Reaper Paranormal Urban Fantasy Series, Book 4 released on January 17th 2023.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

Since I was in 4th grade! I placed in a contest with a true story about my dad (who was my hero) and it was printed in our local paper. I’ve always loved books and storytelling, and seeing my byline in the paper clinched it for me. It’s one of the reasons I also coach other writers through Writing Raven ( my author solutions business for writers.

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

I’m a very visual person, so I see the story, characters, and locations in my mind before I start. The thing is, I have a poor memory, lol, so I make lots of notes and put them in a series bible. I interview characters and outline locations, including specific buildings, like houses, that will show up in every story. I always write series, so as I work on each new edition to the series, I add to that bible. Helps me keep everything straight.

What time of the day do you usually write?

First thing in the morning when my brain is fresh and I have fewer items on my to-do list. There are times, when I write in the afternoon or evening, and I can write just about anywhere, including when we’re traveling. I usually have my dogs in my lap, so I may write longhand in a notebook, but I’m always writing.

What gave you that final push to press publish on your first book?

My first books were released by a publisher, and it was a thrill, but I’m more geared toward indie publishing. I’m a very DIY person, and I like the control of it. When indie publishing came along, I was an early adapter and was delighted to press publish on my first indie book.

Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

All of them! I love writing, and all of my babies are special to me, no matter their genre or which pen name I am writing under. I do tend to really enjoy books with magic because of the limitless ways I can use it in my stories to make them entertaining.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

I wrote my first book after 9/11, because I needed to feel some control over my world and I wanted the good guys to win. All of my books have an HEA, or a happy-for-now ending, because that’s what I like to read. I want characters to be happy at the end of the story, and the most surprising thing I’ve learned about creating books is how happy that process makes me. It relieves stress and helps me work through common, every day issues.

What are some challenges that have come up during your writing and publishing journey?

The publishing world is always undergoing changes, and many of those are out of an author’s control. I’ve had two literary agents, four publishers, and run my own business. There are definitely challenges, but I have the best job in the world. What I do have control over is putting my hands on the keyboard and continuing to write stories my readers love. That makes everything else worth it!

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

My latest release is Grave Girl, The Accidental Reaper Paranormal Urban Fantasy Series, Book 4. This series started out as a “fun” story—one I didn’t realize I would even publish. I saw a premade cover and my imagination went wild, coming up with an entire story line around a college-age gal who accidentally kills a Grim Reaper and then has to step into his robes for the next 365 days. Her boss is Death, and she’s partnered with a master vampire to solve supernatural mysteries along with her reaping job. I absolutely love writing the series, and hope to publish many more books in it.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Storytelling is both art and science. You have to enjoy what you write, in order for your readers to enjoy it as well, and there are endless resources to help you get better with your storytelling, as well as the publishing and marketing sides of things. It’s a great time to be an author.

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

My goal is to create stories that bring happiness and delight to all who read them.

Thank you Misty Evans for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest release, Grave Girl today!


Rogue vampires steal Chloe’s scythe and Death demands she confront a ghost haunting SMG in this next installment of The Accidental Reaper Series.

★★★★★ “I absolutely love this series.” ~ Bookbub review

What’s a reaper without her scythe? An unrivaled gang of supervamps comes to town with a death-dealing agenda and steal my blade. My current investigation with Killion into the murders of three humans is put on hold until I can retrieve it.

The quest makes me a target, and Killion and I unravel a plot that involves an alliance between the Undead and the Fae. They don’t just want the scythe—but can they “collect” the one magical artifact they do want?

Meanwhile, Death insists I handle a vengeful ghost on a rampage in the hallowed halls of Soul Management Group. Unfortunately, this particular spirit will do everything he can to take out the reaper who caused his demise—me.

Ghosts and supernaturals aside, it’s Valentine’s Day. Kill me now. What do you get a master vampire who already has everything?

Read this humorous paranormal urban fantasy in the bestselling Accidental Reaper Series to find out how Chloe handles Death, the Undead, and her own inner demons!

USA TODAY Bestselling Author Misty Evans has published over eighty novels and writes romantic suspense and urban fantasy. Under her pen name, Nyx Halliwell, she also writes paranormal cozy mysteries.
She loves music, movies, and hanging out with her husband, twin sons, and three spoiled puppies.

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Interview with an Author featuring Bella Falls

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Bella Falls! Her upcoming release, Bargain Haunting is releasing soon. 

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I started writing after reading Edgar Allen Poe’s short stories when I was young. I just loved how he told stories. I gave up on writing fiction for a very long time, and only took on the challenge of writing on a regular basis within the last ten years. It’s kind of like returning home to me.

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

I am what’s called a planning pantser—which means I do a lot of planning up front but allow for the story to develop and to change as needed when I write. When I’m planning out a series, it can take me over a month to nail down all the details prior to writing one word.

What time of the day do you usually write?

Funny enough, I used to be a night writer, but I now get up pretty early in the morning to write. I love writing when it’s still dark and then the sun comes up.

What gave you that final push to press publish on your first book?

I honestly published on a dare from another writer friend. As a former English teacher, I used to help other writers with plotting and stuff. Finally, a good friend dared me to use my skills for my own storytelling. I’m so glad he challenged me!

Which of your books were the most enjoyable to write?

This is such a loaded question because it’s almost always the last book I wrote. I go through a rollercoaster of emotions while in the middle of writing a book. Lots of self doubt. But as soon as I publish it, that book usually becomes my favorite book I’ve written and I forget all the struggle. However, I do have one book that I was still writing while on vacation in the Cotswolds in England. That book has a special spot in my memory because of all the cool places I found to write in.

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

I’m constantly surprised when my characters take on a life of their own. So many times, they’ve actually surprised me and gone off my plans, letting me know that they would do something totally different. And they’re almost always right! In Collards & Cauldrons, I knew who the killer was until another character revealed themselves to me as the one who did it. That was a complete shock to me as the writer who had things planned all along. But it was actually a much better outcome, which in turn made it a better book.

What are some challenges that have come up during your writing and publishing journey?

I started writing my first paranormal cozy mystery series while my husband and I were stationed in Okinawa, Japan. I had to finish up a book while making the overseas move back home. Let’s just say I had to wait to publish that book until the move was complete.

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

Yes, I’m so excited to finally be finishing up Bargain Haunting. It’s Book 5 in the Southern Relics series and has been a huge challenge to write for over a years now. There is an amazing relationship between the main character Ruby Mae and her father, which mimicked the one I had with my dad. Unfortunately, after I lost him, it became really hard to write the book. However, I find now that the scenes between those two characters allows me to spend time with my dad in a different way. I’m really excited about the mystery and the story overall, and can’t wait to get it ready for my readers!

What advice would you give to other authors?

If you haven’t finished writing your first book, get that done first. Get it edited and get it out there. And then go write the next one. Don’t get too caught up in trying to make it “perfect.”

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

I put a lot of myself in my books, including friends and family. So, all of my books and series always carry a part of me somewhere in them. I hope that the readers get a real sense of me and my goofy worlds when they read my books!

Thank you Bella Falls for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Keep an eye out for her upcoming release, Bargain Haunting!

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A little sweet tea and a whole lot of spells won’t always put out the fire…
Ruby Mae Jewell is getting ready to marry to her hot vampire boyfriend. With so much going on from her cousin learning how to change from a pig back into his human form to her future mother-in-law visiting from Italy to all of the wedding planning stuff, she’s being pushed to her limits.
A sudden visit from her long-lost mother almost tips her over the edge, except the new witch who came with her mom might come in handy when it turns out there’s a ghost haunting new brides—and Ruby Mae could be next. Will the newcomer be able to help her stop the spirit from causing more harm or will the soon-to-be-bride be at risk until the ghost is clear?

Bella Falls grew up on the magic of sweet tea, barbecue, and hot and humid Southern days. She met her husband at college over an argument of how to properly pronounce the word pecan (for the record, it should be pea-cawn, and they taste amazing in a pie). Although she’s had the privilege of living all over the States and the world, her heart still beats to the rhythm of the cicadas on a hot summer’s evening.

Now, she’s taken her love of the South and woven it into a world where magic and mystery aren’t the only Charms.




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Interview with an Author featuring Rinna Ford

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Rinna Ford! Her book, Malicious (The Whitethorn Society Book 1) release on June 15th 2021.

Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I’ve always loved reading and making up stories of my own, even at an early age. I wrote a lot of stories for myself but then got away from it when life got more complicated. I picked it back up after my breast cancer diagnosis as a way to escape reality and haven’t wanted to stop since.

What time of the day do you usually write?

I usually like to write when my kids go off to school. It’s so much easier to get lost in my fantasy world without the (good) distractions. I love having my kids around, but they are definitely distracting! 

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

I do a lot of world building! It’s important to me to understand the people, places, animals, magic, etc. of a story before I plot the details. I spend a lot of time just getting to know the characters too, even the “minor” ones. 

Which of your books was the most enjoyable to write?

Malicious was so much fun! I loved getting into the mind of the main character, Viv. She’s who I want to be when I grow up! This was a story that I played around with for a few years before I actually sat down to write it, and when I was finally able to do that it practically wrote itself. I love the way it turned out.

What gave you that final push to press publish on your first book?

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016 and I read. A lot. It was how I escaped the reality of it all. Then one day I woke up with an idea for a story (Queen of the Fireflies). I pulled out a notebook and played around with the story for almost 10 months before I got the courage to write it. I met an indie author and asked if she could help with finding Beta readers. I gave them only one request- tell me if it’s crap or if I should keep going! They told me the story was great and I should publish it, so I did!

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

I do! The people who love my books are amazing! They want to know more about the characters and where they came from. I’ve had questions about spin-offs (a few of which I’ve considered) and where I came up with my ideas. I try to be unique with my ideas because who wants to read the same story over and over again?

Favorite book when you were a kid?

Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak (picture book) 

Any of the Babysitters Club books (chapter books)

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

Oh man. Tough question! 

Caring, resilient, upbeat.

What advice would you give to other authors?

Write what you love. If you don’t love it, readers won’t love it. And, get a great editor and gather wonderful people around you who will give you good, constructive feedback. 

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

I love to write stories that no one has written before. I want my readers to feel as though they are transported into worlds that they never imagined, and want to stay there. I love what I do!

Thank you Rinna Ford for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her book, Malicious today!


The Whitethorn Society doesn’t exist. At least, that’s what they want you to believe.

On the outside, people see Viv as a spoiled little rich girl who lives for designer clothing and wild parties, not the strong, capable woman she tries so hard to be. But money and power don’t buy love and acceptance, and Viv has definitely learned that the hard way.

College was a taste of freedom from that life, but then, that freedom ends up being stripped away when Viv is expected to go back to the family she hates to embrace a destiny she doesn’t want. Only, she believes that her destiny is to slave away for her family business, not join an ancient society of magical beings that shouldn’t even be real. Secrets and danger lie around every corner, but so do answers and love that she so desperately craves.

With old friends and new, one seriously annoying brother, and an ex that won’t go away, not that she really wants him to, Viv has to face new challenges and become the Whitethorn she was born to be.

She is the key. Whatever that means.

Malicious is the first book in The Whitethorn Society two-book series. This book is intended for 18+ due to sexual situations (including sexual assault) and explicit language.

Rinna Ford is a Southern girl that lives in the Midwestern USA. She lives with her amazingly sexy husband, two adorable daughters, a lazy dog, and two cats. She loves music, sushi, Star Wars, MCU, and getting packages in the mail (much to her husband’s dismay). Rinna Ford is the pen name the author uses to write the stories that float around in her head.

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Bad Girls Drink Blood (Blood Fae Druid Book 1) by S.L. Choi – New Release

Bad Girls Drink Blood (Blood Fae Druid Book 1) by S.L. Choi is now available!


Part sun fae, part blood fae, all abomination.

After a life spent dodging slurs, threats, and assassination attempts, Lane Callaghan gave her past the one finger salute and ditched her former fae home for good.

The detective agency she and her sisters run on the edge of Las Vegas continues to limp along, with Lane doing more debt collecting and intimidating than investigating, but anything to pay the bills. Between working for low-lifes to bring down even lower-lifes, eating cheesy poofs by the bucket, and flirting with the criminally attractive bartender where she conducts business, life is good.

That ends when a routine job goes sideways leaving Lane with a sack full of stolen sun shards—the source of sun fae power. Without the shards, the sun fae face giving up their magic completely, or risk death if they use their power.

As far as Lane’s concerned, good riddance, considering they would rather see her dead—except her father and adopted sister are sun fae. Lane must choose to return home to save the fae bastards that almost killed her…or let them burn.


Taken: A Vampire Mafia Paranormal Romance (The Vampire Syndicate Book 3) by Rebecca Rivard – My Review

Title: Taken: A Vampire Mafia Paranormal Romance (The Vampire Syndicate Book 3)

Author: Rebecca Rivard

Release Date: February 4th 2022

Genre: Vampire Romance, Paranormal

*The hot new vampire mafia romance series from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Rivard*

The Dark Angel Trilogy concludes with Zaq and Ridley’s story.


Vampires killed my mother and sent me on the run. Now I’m the mysterious slayer known as Reaper.

I have one mission. Wipe vampires and their half-human cousins, the dhampir, from the face of the earth.

My current target? Zaq Kral, one of the famous—and inhumanly beautiful—Dark Angels.


I may be a Kral Vampire Syndicate prince, but I never asked for this life. Still, I play the game when my vampire father requires it.

Until the day another syndicate captures me with Reaper’s help. Vampires chain me to a wall with silver cuffs and feed from me. The silver eats through my skin—and poisons my soul. When I finally get free, the people behind this will pay.

Starting with Reaper.

What a wild ride this book was! 

Betrayal, loss, and secrets is how Zaq is living his life. There’s someone out to get him and his family. He has to figure out what is truth and who he can trust. I felt like I traveled the world along side the characters. Lots of action to keep me on my toes! Nothing is what it seems and I was there for it. I wasn’t too sure about Ridley but by the end I was all for her. Speaking of endings, all I have to say is wow. 

Phenomenal storytelling and wonderful writing makes this book one fantastic read. This whole series is a MUST READ! If you like your vampires with a bite, these books are for you! I give this 5 stars.

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


Ember of Night by Molly E. Lee – My Review

Title: Ember of Night

Author: Molly E. Lee

Release Date: May 4th 2021

Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal

“What to read after A Court of Thorns and Roses! Full of twists you’ll never see coming!” –UppercaseYA

I’ve never been a stranger to the darkness. But when darkness comes knocking and looks thatgood, who wouldn’t invite him in?

Draven is mysterious, evasive, and hot as sin. The only thing more infuriating than how much he won’t say is how obnoxious he is every time he does open his mouth. But when a group of strangers attacks me and he fights back, causing them to vanish into a cloud of black dust, I know Draven is more than he seems.

He finally shows me there’s a veil separating the world I know from a world of demons living all around us. Turns out, good and evil are just words. Some of the demons don’t fall into either category. And I’m realizing just how easily I fit in among the ancient warlocks, the divine soldiers, and the twisted supernaturals…

There’s so much more to me. To my past. And to what I am truly capable of than I ever thought possible. So when all signs point to me having the ability to unleash Hell on earth? I’ll have to decide if I want to do the world a solid and save it, or give it one hell of a makeover.

Let’s take a moment to appreciate this cover! Love the colors and the vibe. Totally eye catching!

Right from the start, I was pulled into the story. It was dark and dangerous, which called to my black heart. Harley has been through a lot. My heart went out to her right away. Weird things are happening but it’s all in her head right? Enter Draven. Who gives so little but surprises her at almost every turn. As you’re reading, you can feeling the danger simmering just below the surface and you know things are gonna start to happen! The author does a fantastic job of building suspense and keeping the reader engaged. I loved the push and pull between Harley and Draven. The heat factor is definitely there! That ending! I need book two like NOW!

As a whole, this book is darkly entrancing. It has suspense, action, secrets, and a really hot guy who is book boyfriend material. This is a new to me author and I quite enjoyed her writing and storytelling style. I look forward to reading more from this author. If you love paranormal with a dark vibe, I highly recommend this book! I give this 4 stars.

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

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The Broken Hearted (The Great Hexpectations Series Book 2) by Marie F. Crow – New Release

The Broken Hearted (The Great Hexpectations Series Book 2) by Marie F. Crow is now available!


There’s always been one thing which could break us – our hearts.

To say life has changed for Harper would be an understatement. Bella has become her constant sidekick. Regan has permanently moved into the house with us. The only comforting stability around is GiGi, and even that isn’t always entirely stable.

When Jedrek shows back up suddenly, her already chaotic world is about to be flipped inside out. With her secret feelings for Jedrek threatening her relationship with Roman, she must find a way to work with both of them as the dead are discovered with their hearts torn from their chests.

Aselin, the vampire leader, has come to discover why the magic of creation has been lost. She’s willing to risk everything to regain the magic, but what is Harper willing to risk to keep it?

Long buried family secrets will come to play as Harper discovers that even death is sometimes better than a broken heart.

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Interview with an Author Featuring Ravin Tija Maurice

The Literary Vixen presents…

Joining us today is Ravin Tija Maurice! Her book, Prophecy Girl: Camille Bishop, Book 1 is now available on audiobook.

How long have you been writing?

I don’t remember a time when I wasn’t writing! But the real passion for it started in early elementary school when I realized that I could make the story and decide what happens. That appealed to me a lot.

Describe a typical writing day.

Typically I get a hot beverage, either tea or coffee, and some music together then sit down and do something to clear my thoughts. Recently I have been using a random notebook as a place to dump all the other thoughts before I start working on a project. I have to say it’s incredibly helpful

 Then I sit and write, I try to pace myself but sometimes I can go for hours without stopping. And before I know it I have to stop and cool dinner.

Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

From a variety of places. I watch a lot of TV and movies and get lots of inspiration from there. Same with reading and books. I also love hearing what other authors are working on, I get inspired by the passion. Lately I have been reading a lot of comics and graphic novels, I find the pacing and format very inspiring.

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

That’s a tough one! But I do love Olivia from my Afflicted trilogy, the vampire with no tongue. Trying to figure out how she would operate in the world was really interesting and I had lots of fun learning about her. I also liked writing Lilly Darling, a character who comes up in Believer, my second Camille Bishop novel, in part because she made me laugh out loud. That’s rare!

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

Another great question! I am dealing with this now, the project I am currently working on is more of a psychological thriller and the main character has survived A LOT. I have really had to separate myself while working on it because living in her head space is a lot to deal with emotionally. 

The emotional impact is important I think because if I felt it, then hopefully the reader did too and that’s very important to me. And I have to give them space, especially when I am done writing, to mourn them in a sense. But time to make peace and move on.

What book is currently on your bedside table?

Right now I have a few. Sin Eater by Megan Campisi the graphic novel Rat Queens.

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

I think it’s really important to try to just do a little better than you did previously, and that’s what I want to do with the series. Make sure I tell a complete story in one book but tie them together, and hopefully they just keep getting better.

Describe yourself in 3 words.

Caring, loyal, trustworthy

What advice would you give to other authors?

Just keep swimming. Even when you feel like you can’t, this isn’t about anyone but you. You need to share your story with the world in the way only you can. Keep going. Everything can be fixed in edits.

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

That they come from a place of wanting to tell great stories, and wanting to make great memorable characters.


Thank you Ravin Tija Maurice for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her audiobook release, Prophecy Girl today!


I never thought my life could get any weirder, then Jane Lowry came into my office.

It seemed like a straightforward paternity case; something simple for my first solo assignment as a private investigator. Everyone has secrets. Jane Lowry’s would lead me down a path that would completely change my life. I knew the world was full of crazy things, but nothing would prepare me for how crazy it would get.

Ravin Tija Maurice lives in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada with her husband and daughter.

Her books span several time periods and feature a diverse cast of characters, all with a paranormal twist. She loves to binge watch television, has a large collection of stuffed animals and is a bit of a history geek.

A lifelong writer, she is constantly trying to find ways to grow and learn new skills to improve her craft.



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Craved: A Vampire Mafia Paranormal Romance (The Vampire Syndicate Book 2) by Rebecca Rivard – My Review

Title: Craved: A Vampire Mafia Paranormal Romance (The Vampire Syndicate Book 2)

Author: Rebecca Rivard

Release Date: June 3rd 2021

Genre: Paranormal Vampire Romance


He’s the forbidden craving I have to taste…

A hot new vampire mafia romance series from USA Today bestselling author Rebecca Rivard

“Secrets, sex, lies, betrayal and a love story–everything I could want in a paranormal romance… I love this series and the characters and I just wish there were more brothers so the stories would go on.“~Paranormal Romance Guild (5 stars)

They call us the Dark Angels: Gabriel, Zaquiel and Rafael.
We’re brothers. Princes. Billionaires.
The richer-than-sin heirs to one of the world’s most powerful vampires.
But we’re not vampires, we’re dhampirs.
Half-human, half-vampire, with panty-melting good looks.
The media love us.
Vampires hate us.
And Slayers, Inc. will do anything to take us down.

The series continues with Rafe and Zoe’s story!
CRAVED (Book 2)

I’m in Montreal to discover what vampire Zoe Tremblay, a.k.a. the Ice Princess, knows about my brother’s kidnapping.
Not to finish what I started with Zoe two years ago.
Not to find out why she deceived me and allowed her mother’s enforcers to beat me bloody.
And definitely not to reignite the blood feud between our covens.

Rafe Kral, the cocky, bad-boy son of my mother’s most hated enemy, was the forbidden craving I had to taste. But our Romeo-and-Juliet romance was doomed to crash and burn. Now Rafe’s back, and he needs my help to save his kidnapped brother—and maybe himself.
Because the Kral brothers are being hunted by an unknown assassin.
Help Rafe, and I can kiss goodbye any chance of moving up in my mother’s vampire syndicate. But if I don’t do anything, Rafe will be the next Kral who disappears.
And this time, I’ll lose him forever.

A steamy second-chance, Romeo-and-Juliet paranormal romance.

I was waiting not so patiently for Rafe and Zoe’s story!

I was not disappointed. Right from the start we are on an adventure. Whisked away to Canada and then Paris. The suspense and danger is building, giving me chills. I found myself rapidly turning pages. I needed to know what’s was next! I needed to know how it would end!

The heat between Rafe and Zoe is off the charts! I really enjoyed their banter. They are definitely better together. Zoe had really grown by the end of the book. Rafe is all sexy. Definitely book boyfriend material! Le sigh.

This whole book was a fabulous ride. From beginning to end, I was captivated. It also gave me a major book hangover. I knew it was coming as it happens with all of Rebecca Rivard’s books. I highly anticipate the next one! If you enjoy paranormal romance, this series is for YOU! I give this 5 stars!

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