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The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt!

The YA Summer Scavenger Hunt (free books and giveaways!)

In June, the Alliance of Young Adult Authors is sponsoring a massive young adult scavenger hunt. This is a chance to meet some new authors, grab a bunch of free books, and sign up to win a whole bunch of epic prizes!

RULES

Each author will be given a special keyword, which will be bolded and all caps like this: BUTTERFLIES.

All you have to do is visit all the author’s sites in this order, write down the special keywords to discover the short story, then enter the giveaway with the completed secret legend HERE.

There will be one main giveaway for the main prize, but most of the participating authors will also have smaller giveaways for free books, amazon credit and author swag, so make sure you read their post carefully to see what else they’re offering while you’re on their site for the keyword.

THE MAP (participating authors)

  1. Cindy Ray Hale
  2. Katherine Bogle
  3. Melle Amade
  4. David Kudler
  5. A.M. Yates
  6. Alethea Kontis
  7. Stevie Rae Causey
  8. Katlyn Duncan
  9. Debbie Manber Kupfer
  10. Meredith Rose
  11. N.M. Howell
  12. Lara Ann
  13. K.M. Robinson
  14. J.A. Culican
  15. Heather Karn
  16. Rob L. Slater
  17. Dylan Keefer
  18. Sarah K. Wilson
  19. L.J. Higgins
  20. Gina Marie Long
  21. Em Kazmierski
  22. Travis Hall
  23. Heather Young-Nichols
  24. Anna Santos
  25. J.L. Weil
  26. Jo Schneider
  27. Rebecca Fernfield
  28. Kristin D. Van Risseghem
  29. Martine Lewis
  30. Tara Benham
  31. Stacy Claflin
  32. Beth Hammond
  33. Erica Cope
  34. Nicole Zoltack
  35. Char Webster
  36. Sabrina Ramoth
  37. T.J. Muir
  38. Raquel Lyon
  39. Beth Rodgers
  40. S.L. Beaumont
  41. Eva Pohler
  42. Melanie McFarlane
  43. Cheryllynn Dyess
  44. Audrey Rich
  45. Amanda Zieba
  46. Sandie Will
  47. Elle Scott
  48. Angie Grigaliunas
  49. Ashley Maker
  50. Mandy Peterson
  51. Audrey Grey
  52. Elisa Dane
  53. Amy McNulty
  54. Melinda Cordell
  55. Monica Leonelle
  56. Claire Luana
  57. Frost Kay
  58. Preeti C. Sharma
  59. Bentz Deyo
  60. April Wood
  61. Lena Mae Hill
  62. Angel Leya
  63. Wendi Wilson
  64. Wendy Knight
  65. Chogan Swan
  66. Tamara Hart Heiner
  67. Norma Hinkens
  68. Patti Larsen
  69. Megan Crewe
  70. Jamie Thornton
  71. Jessie Renée
  72. T.A. Maclagan
  73. Lydia Sherrer
  74. Phyllis Moore
  75. P.D. Workman
  76. J.A. Armitage
  77. K.N. Lee
  78. Angela Fristoe
  79. Rhonda Sermon
  80. G.K. DeRosa
  81. Erin Richards
  82. Ali Winters
  83. Larissa C. Hardesty
  84. Kristine Tate
  85. Debra Kristi
  86. Bella Rose
  87. Cortney Pearson
  88. Jeff Kohanek
  89. Kristal Shaff
  90. Rachel Morgan
  91. Emma Right
  92. C.L. Cannon
  93. Joanne Macgregor
  94. Lindsey Loucks
  95. Farah Kuck
  96. Erin Hayes
  97. Jesikah Sundin
  98. Dorothy Dreyer
  99. Danielle Annett
  100. C.J. Ethington
  101. L.C. Hibbett
  102. Madeline Dyer
  103. Katie John
  104. Nicole Schubert
  105. Rachel Medhurst
  106. Tee G Ayer
  107. May Freighter
  108. Heather Dyer
  109. Jen Minkman
  110. J.L. Gillham
  111. Karen Tomlinson
  112. Kate Haye
  113. Megan Linski
  114. Martina Billings
  115. Jo Ho
  116. Brian King
  117. Inna Hardison
  118. Rachel Bateman
  119. Sally Henson
  120. J.L. Hendricks
  121. A.L. Knorr
  122. T.M. Franklin
  123. Konstanz Silverbow
  124. felisha Antonette
  125. Jake Devlin
  126. S.F. Benson
  127. Laurie Treacy
  128. Emily Martha Sorensen
  129. Leia Stone
  130. T. Rae Mitchell
  131. J. Keller Ford
  132. Kat Stiles
  133. Jessica Hawke
  134. Elyse Reyes
  135. Sophie Davis
  136. Bianca Scardoni
  137. Jenetta Penner
  138. David R. Bernstein
  139. Olivia Wildenstein
  140. Derek Murphy

Starts June 1st!

Just go through the “treasure map” above to find the keywords and reconstruct the secret legend. Once you’ve got it, enter for the grand prize HERE. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for other giveaways or free books as you search for the keywords, most authors will be offering their own prizes as well.

For rules, updates or trouble-shooting, make sure to check out this main post which will stay updated.

TIMELINE

Authors will post the rules and the full list of participating authors sometime in June, and have their post up and visible on their site/blog, with their keyword, by June 1st. Readers just need to go through the list, find the words, and use the story to enter for the grand prize.

 

SLAYER!

Shattered Worlds features Armitage and Culican’s SLAYER!

 

 

SLAYER
Dragon Tamer, Book One
Dragons versus slayers in a war centuries old. Lies and loss. What will happen when the truth is unfolded?

Destined to Slay
 
In the small homestead of Dronias, where monsters terrorize, young Julianna is a dragon killer – or so she’s been trained. Destined to be one of the great slayers like generations before her, Julianna is eager to fulfill her destiny of defending her village.
A Sword Infused with Power
On her eighteenth birthday, she embarks on a journey to kill her first dragon, a right of passage like so many before her. Magic Goblin sword in hand, Julianna tracks down her beastly target but finds herself unable to deliver the final blow.
 
A War Centuries Old
In her moment of weakness, with sword poised, Julianna suddenly finds herself no longer staring down the emerald eyes of a dragon. Instead, a handsome young dragon shifter named Ash is staring up at her with beseeching eyes.
 
Danger and Betrayal
Forced into an unlikely alliance in an attempt to prevent a needless and bloody war between their nations, Julianna and Ash must survive a world where danger lurks around every corner, and where not everyone is hoping for peace.
A young adult sword and sorcery adventure, Slayer is an epic fantasy novel packed with plenty of action, twists, thrills, and magic. The first book in the Dragon Tamer series by USA TODAY bestselling authors Armitage and Culican, Slayer is sure to have readers begging for more.

 

Read SLAYER exclusively in SHATTERED WORLDS!

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JA Culican bio:
J.A. Culican is a teacher by day and a writer by night. She lives in New Jersey with her husband of eleven years and their four young children.


           J.A. Culican’s inspiration to start writing came from her children and their love for all things magical. Bedtime stories turned to reality after her oldest daughter begged her for the book from which her stories of dragons came from. In turn, the series The Keeper of Dragons was born.

 
 
​JA Armitage bio:


Born in a small town, J.Armitage longed for adventure and travel.
Age 20 she moved to Dublin, then to San Diego, then Sydney and back to California where she did a brief stint working at Universal Studios being a minder to Sponge Bob.
Once back in Britain she got married, had babies and decided to write about the adventure she was now missing out on. She works full time, is a mum to three kids and has had a surrogate baby.

            She has skydived twice (and survived), climbed Kilimanjaro and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon. She has also worked as a professional clown and banana picker amongst other jobs. 
           Somehow she finds time to write.


 

 

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Featuring Titles from:

USA Today bestselling
author J.L. Weil 

USA Today bestselling authors Armitage & Culican 
New York Times bestselling author N.R. Larry 
Rebecca Rode 
Kristy Tate 
A.G. Henley 
USA Today bestselling author Jane Redd 
Miranda Hardy and Jay Noel 
Ali Winters 
Audrey Grey 
Elana Johnson 
Megan Linski 
Elizabetta Holcomb 
Cindy M. Hogan 
Liz Long 
Julie Hall 
Cameo Renae 
Jen Minkman 
Cortney Pearson 
Ainsley Shay 
Katy Haye
USA Today bestselling author Emily Martha Sorensen
Nichole Giles

 

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Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Broken Treaty by Xyla Turner @xylaturner ~ There are Too Many Secrets. #ASMSG #DarkLegends #PNR #PNRRomance # #Mid-airsexscene

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty


 
 
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Broken Treaty
by
Xyla Turner 
@xylaturner
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
Jessica Cayman is an ambitious Account Executive for
Delancey, Inc. She stays in her lane, works hard and has her eyes set on
becoming a partner within the next year. The plan is easy until Sage Wesley,
III from The Company refuses to work with her.
His aversion to Jessica turns into a kiss that literally
has both of them off their feet. Floating in midair? Then a bite on her neck?

 

There are too many secrets and Jessica soon finds herself
in the middle of an old war between vampires and hunters all because of broken
treaties.
 

(Sage’s internal strength is wearing thin as he tries to
stay away from Jessica. However, he finds himself at her office and all bets
are off)

I slammed the door, stood there in front and took off my
gloves. If I had to have a lasting impression on my hands and body, it would be
hers.
 
“What are you doing here?” She turned at the slamming of the
door, then stood up.
 
“I had to see you.” I ground my teeth as I held back with a
serious amount of restraint.
 
“Are you alright?” She asked.
 
“No,” I growled. “I’m not alright.”
 
She rounded the desk and started walking towards me.
 
“Oh my God, what’s wrong?”
 
“Stop,” I snapped and held up my hand.
 
I was hanging on by a fucking thread. It felt like I had
been in the sun for hours and was about to combust. What was happening to me?
 
“What have you done?” I growled at her. “Ever since you came
around, I’ve been fucked up. Your scent…”
 
I stopped myself because she would think I was bat-shit
crazy. Well, I felt like I was going to be.
 
“What? Scent? Do you need me to call an ambulance?” She was
becoming frantic.
 
Her heart rate increased, and her brows came together in
confusion.
 
I took a deep breath in an attempt to gain my composure.
“No, I’m fine.”
 
She inched towards me again with one hand out.
 
“Sage, can I take a look at you? You don’t look good.”
 
She was so close her scent stung my nostrils, and if I had
tear ducts, they would have leaked. Her hand touched my face, and I knew that
presence would stay there for days. 
Lifting my chin, I looked at her through
hooded eyes.
 
I could not help it. Shit, I did not want to help any of it.
Jessica was who I wanted, and that was that.
 
I grabbed her wrist and jerked her towards me. My lips
crashed down on hers and for a brief moment, she submitted to me and let me
take my fill of her. Her lips were soft, pliable and open for me. My hands
began to roam her body and landed on her ass so that I could feel that for
days. Her hands gripped both of my arms right before she abruptly pulled back.
 
Her fingers immediately went to touch her lips as those wide
dark eyes stared at me with shock, horror and surprise.
 
“What the hell is wrong with you?” She gasped.
 
Then without any warning at all, she smacked me right across
the face.
 

 

“I can’t believe you.” She looked at her hand, almost
surprised that she used it. “Oh my God.”
 
 
Xyla Turner

 

Featured
Book: 
Broken Treaty
Hey Everybody, my name is Xyla Turner and I’m a new romance
author who has decided to spread her wings in the many different genres that
I’ve grown to love. I’m so excited that you’ve taken the time to tune in about my
story that is included in the Dark Legends, this awesome, box set.
 
Hello, Xyla! You had me at mid-air sex scene! But, let’s get started. How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
            I’ve been
writing since I was a teenager but I finally published an inspirational and
children’s book in 2012. My first romance novel, The Chase, was published in
2015 and it was inspired through a bit of internal unrest. I was at a
crossroads in my life and didn’t know what to do. So, I decided to either write
about what I wanted for my life or sit and cry about it all. Thankfully, I
decided to write and four days later, fifty-five thousand words were written
and I haven’t stopped writing since.
 
How did you come up with this storyline?     
            This
storyline was in connection with a collaboration with two awesome authors, Olivia
Gaines and Tiana Laveen. We had central connecting characters who were at the
same company but they were very strange and supernatural. My book, Broken
Treaty, features Sage, a one-hundred and thirty-year old vampire who meets a
woman, that is not from his tribe and she has him breaking all the rules. I
love when strong men are broken by the natural wiles of their true mate.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best aspects of writing include creating a new world
that you enter in and can build from scratch with your own ideas. The funny
part about that, is the characters have a mind of their own, so I guess it’s
not entirely your world. The worst aspects of writing for me is the aftermath.
After, I type “The End,” the hard work starts. Edits, edits and more edits.
Reading, reading and more reading, more edits, more drafts and the cycle seems
to never end. This work, for me, is tedious.
 
What inspires you to write?
Life! I need nothing but to walk down my street to think of
a story. My inspiration to write is really to get the stories and characters
out of my head. Tell their story, so that in some small way, so many of our own
stories are told. It’s something to read about a character that is ‘you’. I
love when readers can connect but I love when they say, ‘that is me.’ It
reminds us we’re not alone in the world.  
 
How did you conduct your research for Broken Treaty?
This was my first paranormal romance, so I did a variety of
research including online searches, re-watching a few of my favorite vampire
movies again, checked out some paranormal books and asking readers their
thoughts about major changes to vampire’s stories. It was interesting that
readers were not open for alterations of the traditional vampire.
Name a Favorite from Broken Treaty:
Mid-air sex scene. Enough said. 🙂
What would your friends say is your best quality?
My friends think I have an active imagination, I’m a problem
solver and I have great ideas.
Are reader reviews important to you?
Oddly enough, reader’s reviews are important to me. As I
said before, I’m a fairly new author, so the more constructive feedback, the
better.
 
What do you do when you don’t write?
Usually, I hang out with my family, my nieces and nephews,
catch up on my television shows or do some sort of extreme sport.
 
Tell us about your other books?
Most of my other books are about alpha men and the sassy
women who tame them. They are diverse, sexy and for grown people. I’m starting
another series in another genre, New Adult, that will feature the collegiate
atmosphere but also incorporate sexy characters and the growing pains of
adulthood.
 
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
My motto is Switch the Style Up and this is something that
I’ve done as an author because I don’t like to be boxed into one category. So,
I encourage readers to do the same. Switch It Up.
Thanks for having me and I look forward to hearing from you
all about the stories in this set. I would encourage you to check out Broken
Treaty, so you can meet Sage & Jessica! 🙂
  
 

Xyla Turner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a
teenager, Xyla wrote short stories and essays that have won numerous awards in
local to nationwide competitions. She is an avid reader, but a sucker for
romance. Specifically, sassy females and dominant males. Xyla is a dedicated
educator and a life coach. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with
her family and travel. She writes different genres, but her favorite is
romance.

 



 

 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Making Waves by Vivienne Savage @MsVSavage ~ For Dante, time is running out. #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #VivienneSavage #shapeshifters #waterhorseshifter #hippocampus

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order
Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

 
 
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Amazon
(Coming in November 2016)
 
 

 

 
Making Waves
by
Vivienne Savage 
@MsVSavage
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
 
Curvy beach babe Alessa Kokinos has scored the perfect
life at the Yucatán’s hottest island resort. She has a dream job caring for
ocean wildlife, and every spring, her best friend, Dante, returns to the island
as a surf instructor. The only thing that could make her happier would be if he
finally realized how much he means to her.
Dante isn’t the typical human Alessa believes him to be.
He’s a hippocampus, a water horse shifter from the Mediterranean. Each year,
his herd migrates back to the island to feed and bear their young in the
tranquil turquoise waters. There is no safer place in all the world for the
hippocampi – but for Dante, time is running out.

Author Note: Dante has never watched his friend Alessa
perform in the mermaid tank. In this scene, he arrives and realizes something
is changing about their relationship.

Desire hit me hard and fast, a sudden freight train sweeping
away my common sense and ability to reason.
 
Alessa is my friend, I repeated while approaching the glass
to stare at her. As I watched her perform for the crowd I couldn’t take my eyes
off her. She twisted and turned through the water, a beautiful sea nymph who
enchanted the younger viewers and enraptured the adult males.
 
I didn’t want them watching her. Hot jealousy washed through
me followed by the urge to charge all the leering men in the room. My wild,
animalistic instinct called for me to drive off the other male contenders. Only
then, could I dive into the tank to claim my mate.
 
Whoa. The reckless path my thoughts took made me step back. It’s
Alessa. This can’t be right. She’s a human.
 

 

 

It happened rarely among my kind, known occurrences of fated
mates happening so infrequently even we chalked it up as a fairy tale.
 
 
Vivienne Savage

 

Featured
Book: 
Making Waves
Hey, everyone, I’m Vivienne, or Vivi if you prefer. I’m
happy to answer your burning questions about my work.

Hello, Vivi!! It is great having you join us! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
I’ve been writing professionally for about 3 years now.
Wow, that time has flown by. Before that, though, I would write for fun. Stuff
that should probably never see the light of day, if I could ever find it.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best is really getting to put my ideas and thoughts
out there in a tangible way. I get to share my stories and most of the time,
people to seem to love them. As for the worst, I’d have to say marketing. It
takes up a lot of time – time that I could be using to write instead of filling
out endless forms. A necessary evil, I’m afraid.
What inspires you to write?
Life. Things that have happened to me, whether with my
family, friends, or while attending school or work. I have friends, too, who
will tell me a funny story about what their significant other did. After we’re
done laughing I’ll ask if I can use that for a character.
How did you come up with this storyline?
You know what, I don’t remember exactly what inspired
Making Waves. I wanted to show more supernatural creatures in the world than
what you normally see, and I was bored with the usual bears and wolves. So I
got to thinking about mermaids and water horses, which led to a fun, beachy
read.
 
Eventually, I want to do an entire series of mythological
beings like unicorns and phoenixes.
How did you conduct your research for Making Waves?
I watched a few documentaries on deep sea research and
marine biology. One of my children is a Nat Geo lover, so we spent hours
watching videos about ocean life and the food chain. Between that and movies
like Happy Feet, I cobbled together my own ideas. By the way, if you’re a David
Tennant fan, I recommend Dolphins: Spy in the Pod. He narrates the entire thing
for the BBC and his voice is ear-sex.
What is one of your favorite funny scenes from Making
Waves?
In this scene, my heroine Alessa is convincing her boss
to expand the resort’s mermaid attraction by including men. I love this scene
because the resort owner is actually a dragon shifter, and they love money.
“If you really want to expand the attraction, you’ll have
Kekoa or one of the other hot guys squeezing into a tail. The ladies want
mermen. We want rippling abs and Adonis belts on display while hot guys perform
their best Michael Phelps impressions.”
Teo rubbed his chin, his eyes lighting up with interest.
Bingo. The girls were going to owe me for this one.
“Teo, do not listen to her. No one wants to see me in a
merman tail,” Kekoa disagreed.
“Rippling abs, Teo. Think of how Marcy loves to touch
yours. Think of the Return on Investment as needy women hemorrhage money to see
his pecs.”
I stole a glance at Kekoa to find him glowering at me.
“I win,” I mouthed to him.
No one could change a dragon’s mind once money was
involved.
 
Are reader reviews important to you?
Reviews are important to every author. Not just so we can
qualify for certain promotions or get better views on retailers, but because
they also help me improve. I will go through my bad reviews and make a serious
effort to improve where they say I’m weak.
What do you do when you don’t write?
What’s free time? Kidding.
I spend time with my kids, play with my pet menagerie (I
have two dogs, guinea pigs, a pair of geckos, and a conure who might as well be
a toddler), read, and play video games.
Tell us about your other books?
I started off with dragon shifters and they’ve quickly become
a beloved series. In fact, my newest title – Crush- released today (9/28).
Pssssst, go get it!!
I also have a trio of books featuring some sexy military
vets who are shifters in the same world as my dragons. Sometime this year I
hope to get the next Wild Ops novel written. It will feature Sasha, who is a
lioness shifter.
Also in the same world, I have werewolves, witches, and
other mythological creatures. You get to meet my hippocampi in Making Waves, as
well as a cameo from a dragon or two.
Thank you so
much for sticking with me. Readers really are why I write and publish. If you
want to know more about me and follow my books, you’re welcome to join my
readers group on Facebook – Vivienne’s Sirens.

Vivienne Savage is a resident of a small town in rural
Texas. While she isn’t concocting sexy ways for shapeshifters and humans to
find their match, she raises two children and works as a nurse in a rural
retirement home.
 

 



 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Demon’s Mark by T.F. Walsh @TFWalsh ~ Legends, Mystery, And Romance You’ll Want To Get Lost In #ASMSG #PNR

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

 
 
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Demon’s Mark
by
T.F. Walsh 
@TFWalsh
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
Legends, Mystery, And
Romance You’ll Want To Get Lost In
Demon hunter, Levi Walker eliminates the bastards using
divine weapons. One monster at a time until he tracks down the demonic filth
that killed his best friend. So when he finally corners the beast, it’s payback
time. But with the newest hunting recruit making an appearance and catching him
off guard—the same minx who broke his heart months earlier—the fight takes a
deadly twist. The demon targets Cary, but in Levi’s attempt to save her, they
both get marked for death.
Cary Stone’s secret will get her thrown into Hell faster
than a demon jacked up on virgin blood. Born a half-demon, she’s always
followed her father’s instruction—never get close to anyone, never stay too
long in one place, and always work alone. Except this past year, she’s managed
to break every single rule by getting a job hunting demons, falling insanely
for Levi, and getting them both on the hit list by the biggest mercenary in
Hell. But revealing her secret to Levi comes with the complication of him
attempting to exorcise her. Whichever way she turns, death awaits. All she
really wants is a normal life and a chance with Levi, but looks like that’s a
fantasy she’ll never have.
Warning: Super-sexy hunters, dominance & submissive
themes, and a terrifying hellhound named, Blinkie.
 

 

Steam poured out from the open shower door like smoke from
the fiery gates of Hell. She flapped her shirt with her free hand but it did
nothing to cool her down.
 
She stuck her hand with the tweezers through the open glass
door, mist everywhere. “If you got out of the shower, put some pants on, and
sat on the couch, I could easily remove those splinters.”
 
Warm, wet fingers banded around her wrist. Her head jerked
toward him, her eyes flying open.
 
Levi’s long hair was slicked off his face. His eyes were the
warm shade of brandy and seemed to strip her bare of her defenses. “The steam
will help get them out.”
 
The softness in his gaze weakened her resolve. Water sluiced
down his face, over his lips, dripping from his chin onto a sculptured chest
that called to her. An inferno swarmed her insides, and her gaze shot upward
toward his face.
 
Her attention dipped to the ink on his chest, just above his
heart, reminding her of a shield. The protective rune reduced the chance of
demons possessing him. It didn’t eliminate the possibility. Nothing did. But
the rune was like the rhythm method—it wouldn’t save him but it might help his
chances—even if just a bit.
 
The rounded Rune encased a flame with neither a beginning
nor end.
 
“It’s below my right shoulder.” His mouth curled upward with
a wicked expression. She shut her mouth tight or she’d be asking him to help
her undress. “The splinters,” he prompted.
 
Words tumbled free without her consent. “Sure… Umm… I mean,
let’s do it.”
 
He released her hand and turned away from her, but his wet
hair covered the flesh skin below his shoulders.
 
“You always had long hair?” She pushed the wet strands aside
and spotted two large splinters. Yep, he was telling the truth.
 
“My dad rarely got his hair cut, and I guess I got picked up
his habit.”
 
“Hmh.” Her gaze fell to his butt. Two dimples sat above his
firm ass and while her first reaction would have her reach out, grope him, and
lick the beads of water off his skin, she strangled the tweezers in her hand to
keep from reaching for them. Why was she torturing herself?
 
Studying the corded muscles in his back, she zeroed in on
the two shards of wood again. She placed a hand flat between his shoulder blades,
and scorching heat radiated from him.
 
Focus. Despite her shaky hand, she plucked them out. Blood
bubbled from the wounds.
 
“You’re done.” She only made it one quick step away from the
shower before Levi had turned around.
“Thanks.”
 
Silence floated between them with nothing but the sound of
running water. He wrapped an arm around her waist, drawing her against his wet
body. The moisture soaked through her clothes. Her mind emptied as his hardness
pressed against her, and her libido did somersaults. He withdrew the tweezers
from her clutched hand and set them down somewhere behind her.
 
“I wish you’d returned my calls,” he said.
 
Her response jammed somewhere between her toes and ears,
along with any rational thinking. Unless of course, someone considered ripping
their clothes off to jump a naked hunk reasonable behavior. Cary had lost focus
on anything but Levi’s body mashed against hers. His warm breath on her face.
The tightness of his grip around her hips. She felt tiny in his arms. Nothing
mattered right then. Not the demons, not her secret, not even making sense of
why Levi hugged her when she’d made it clear a relationships between them
couldn’t work.
 
Beneath his gaze, she melted. He offered her a temporary
fairytale escape. With his hand threading through her hair, drawing her closer,
every nerve in her body stood on end. She raised herself on tippy toes and
tilted her head back to reach his mouth. He leaned forward, his soft lips
grazing hers. Fire shot through her body.
 
“I saw you come in the bathroom before, spying on me.”

 

 

“What!?”
 
T.F. Walsh

 

Featured
Book: 
Demon’s Mark
It’s wonderful to be here, and
I’m super excited to chat with you. Can’t wait to see what questions you’ve got
lined up for me. Fire away.
How long have you been a writer, Tania, and how did
you come to writing?
While I’ve only been writing for about five
years, I like to think that a writer has always been living inside my head. I
grew up listening to bedtime Romanian stories that could only be compared to
the Brothers Grimm tales, and ever since then folklore and mythology has
fascinated me. I remember as a child, I enjoyed scribbling stories on pieces of
papers and on the inside of book covers. I even signed the books as if they
were my own. Let’s just say, my sister wasn’t impressed when she found her
books written on. It was years later when I fell ill with a horrible flu that I
pulled out my laptop out and decided to type up some of my ideas. And ever
since, I haven’t been able to stop
J
How did you come up with this storyline?
Well, funny story. I was going through this
phase of watching Supernatural and Dog the Bounty Hunter shows… addicted is a
better way to describe it, anyway, after getting my fix, a story came together
in my mind. A half-demon hiding in plain sight in the human world and working
alongside the country’s best demon hunter. What could possibly go wrong… right?
On another note, I went through another
phase of watching those b-grade snake movies too – Anaconda vs Python. But no
story has spawned from them yet!! 
What are the best and the worst aspects of
writing?
I love hearing from readers what they
thought of my stories, if they’ve been touched by a scene, did they connect to
a character. The aspect of writing I adore is creating fictional worlds, and
then getting lost in them.
The hard part is stepping back from my
creative side and editing. Needs to be done because I’m a big believer that
great stories are rewritten during edits, but that ride sure is a bumpy one.
What inspires you to write?
The passion of delving into my imagination
and letting anything happen.
How did you conduct your research for Demon’s
Mark
Lots and lots of reading on the topics I’m
writing. Much of this was done online. So in Demon’s Mark, I did extensive
research on how priests exorcise possessions, understanding the hierarchy of
demons, what exactly are hellhounds and their abilities (You’ve want to meet
Blinkie in Demon’s Mark!!). I also watched lots of YouTube videos to really see
the streets of Detroit and Ann Arbor as I’ve never been there.
What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Demon’s
Mark?
Oh this is so hard… 
Cary shifted in her seat, her insides
buzzing. “Thanks, but I only spank guys I’ll respect in the morning.”
 
 
Levi stepped closer, his eyes hooded. “You
might have just ruined me for any other girl.”
 
What did hellhounds snack on anyway—steaks,
rabbits, arms? But the real question was who had sent it?
More Favorites from Demon’s Mark:
“Because your Cary is a fantasy. She’s not
me. And you know nothing about the real me! Did you know that I hate cherries.
I always sleep with socks, even in summer. And I sponsor seven kids in
Bolivia.” A shiver rolled down her back, and she rubbed the goose bumps from
her arms. She locked her gaze with him and braced herself for his smart-ass
response.
What would your friends say is your best
quality?
Wild imagination + positiveness
Are reader reviews important to you?
Absolutely… I love hearing from readers and
seeing how my stories made them feel. How they interpreted the story and
characters.
What do you do when you don’t write?
I actually work as a social media manager
for a kitchen appliance company in Sydney, Australia
J
Tell us about your other books?
My Wulfkin Legacy series follows a band of
wolf shifters from Transylvania and their struggle to find their mates amid
secrets, danger and a power-hungry alpha who doesn’t care who he crushes to get
his way. The first story in the series, CLOAKED, begins with Daciana who leaves
the pack to live in the city and falls for a forbidden human detective. The
latest book in the series (#5) comes out December 2016 – Cloaked in Christmas.
And for readers who adore dragon-shifters,
then my story, FALLEN ASHES has just come out. It follows the story of Fallen,
the last dragon-shifter trying to escape capture by the Queen. But getting
herself magically bound to the Queen’s Guardian wasn’t on her to-do-list.
Neither was falling for him. But he has a hit list with Fallen’s name on it. And
if she dies, so does he. Along with the rest of the world.
If you could share one thing about yourself
that you would like readers to know what would it be?
I was born in Transylvania, and a lot of my
stories are based in Romania which is a country seeped in legends. I love
introducing readers to new locations and making them feel like they are discovering
new worlds.
It’s been a blast and
if anyone has any questions, be it about my stories, giant reptiles, or
Transylvania, please feel free to reach out to me at www.tfwalsh.com
 
  
TF Walsh emigrated from Romania to Australia at the age of
eight and now lives in a regional city south of Sydney with her husband.
Growing up hearing dark fairytales, she’s always had a passion for reading and
writing horror, paranormal romance, urban fantasy and young adult stories. She
balances all the dark with light fluffy stuff like baking and traveling.


 



 

 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Claimed & Seduced by Shelley Munro @ShelleyMunro ~ Adventure into Romance #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #ShelleyMunro #Shapeshifter

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

 
 
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Company Secrets
by
Xyla Turner 
@xylaturner
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
Jessica Cayman is an ambitious Account Executive for
Delancey, Inc. She stays in her lane, works hard and has her eyes set on
becoming a partner within the next year. The plan is easy until Sage Wesley,
III from The Company refuses to work with her.
His aversion to Jessica turns into a kiss that literally
has both of them off their feet. Floating in midair? Then a bite on her neck?

 

There are too many secrets and Jessica soon finds herself
in the middle of an old war between vampires and hunters all because of broken
treaties.
 

(Sage’s internal strength is wearing thin as he tries to
stay away from Jessica. However, he finds himself at her office and all bets
are off)

I slammed the door, stood there in front and took off my
gloves. If I had to have a lasting impression on my hands and body, it would be
hers.
 
“What are you doing here?” She turned at the slamming of the
door, then stood up.
 
“I had to see you.” I ground my teeth as I held back with a
serious amount of restraint.
 
“Are you alright?” She asked.
 
“No,” I growled. “I’m not alright.”
 
She rounded the desk and started walking towards me.
 
“Oh my God, what’s wrong?”
 
“Stop,” I snapped and held up my hand.
 
I was hanging on by a fucking thread. It felt like I had
been in the sun for hours and was about to combust. What was happening to me?
 
“What have you done?” I growled at her. “Ever since you came
around, I’ve been fucked up. Your scent…”
 
I stopped myself because she would think I was bat-shit
crazy. Well, I felt like I was going to be.
 
“What? Scent? Do you need me to call an ambulance?” She was
becoming frantic.
 
Her heart rate increased, and her brows came together in
confusion.
 
I took a deep breath in an attempt to gain my composure.
“No, I’m fine.”
 
She inched towards me again with one hand out.
 
“Sage, can I take a look at you? You don’t look good.”
 
She was so close her scent stung my nostrils, and if I had
tear ducts, they would have leaked. Her hand touched my face, and I knew that
presence would stay there for days. 
Lifting my chin, I looked at her through
hooded eyes.
 
I could not help it. Shit, I did not want to help any of it.
Jessica was who I wanted, and that was that.
 
I grabbed her wrist and jerked her towards me. My lips
crashed down on hers and for a brief moment, she submitted to me and let me
take my fill of her. Her lips were soft, pliable and open for me. My hands
began to roam her body and landed on her ass so that I could feel that for
days. Her hands gripped both of my arms right before she abruptly pulled back.
 
Her fingers immediately went to touch her lips as those wide
dark eyes stared at me with shock, horror and surprise.
 
“What the hell is wrong with you?” She gasped.
 
Then without any warning at all, she smacked me right across
the face.
 

 

“I can’t believe you.” She looked at her hand, almost
surprised that she used it. “Oh my God.”
 
 
Xyla Turner

 

Featured
Book: 
Company Secrets
Hey Everybody, my name is Xyla Turner and I’m a new romance
author who has decided to spread her wings in the many different genres that
I’ve grown to love. I’m so excited that you’ve taken the time to tune in about my
story that is included in the Dark Legends, this awesome, box set.
 
Hello, Xyla! You had me at mid-air sex scene! But, let’s get started. How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
            I’ve been
writing since I was a teenager but I finally published an inspirational and
children’s book in 2012. My first romance novel, The Chase, was published in
2015 and it was inspired through a bit of internal unrest. I was at a
crossroads in my life and didn’t know what to do. So, I decided to either write
about what I wanted for my life or sit and cry about it all. Thankfully, I
decided to write and four days later, fifty-five thousand words were written
and I haven’t stopped writing since.
 
How did you come up with this storyline?     
            This
storyline was in connection with a collaboration with two awesome authors, Olivia
Gaines and Tiana Laveen. We had central connecting characters who were at the
same company but they were very strange and supernatural. My book, Broken
Treaty, features Sage, a one-hundred and thirty-year old vampire who meets a
woman, that is not from his tribe and she has him breaking all the rules. I
love when strong men are broken by the natural wiles of their true mate.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
The best aspects of writing include creating a new world
that you enter in and can build from scratch with your own ideas. The funny
part about that, is the characters have a mind of their own, so I guess it’s
not entirely your world. The worst aspects of writing for me is the aftermath.
After, I type “The End,” the hard work starts. Edits, edits and more edits.
Reading, reading and more reading, more edits, more drafts and the cycle seems
to never end. This work, for me, is tedious.
 
What inspires you to write?
Life! I need nothing but to walk down my street to think of
a story. My inspiration to write is really to get the stories and characters
out of my head. Tell their story, so that in some small way, so many of our own
stories are told. It’s something to read about a character that is ‘you’. I
love when readers can connect but I love when they say, ‘that is me.’ It
reminds us we’re not alone in the world.  
 
How did you conduct your research for Broken Treaty?
This was my first paranormal romance, so I did a variety of
research including online searches, re-watching a few of my favorite vampire
movies again, checked out some paranormal books and asking readers their
thoughts about major changes to vampire’s stories. It was interesting that
readers were not open for alterations of the traditional vampire.
Name a Favorite from Broken Treaty:
Mid-air sex scene. Enough said. 🙂
What would your friends say is your best quality?
My friends think I have an active imagination, I’m a problem
solver and I have great ideas.
Are reader reviews important to you?
Oddly enough, reader’s reviews are important to me. As I
said before, I’m a fairly new author, so the more constructive feedback, the
better.
 
What do you do when you don’t write?
Usually, I hang out with my family, my nieces and nephews,
catch up on my television shows or do some sort of extreme sport.
 
Tell us about your other books?
Most of my other books are about alpha men and the sassy
women who tame them. They are diverse, sexy and for grown people. I’m starting
another series in another genre, New Adult, that will feature the collegiate
atmosphere but also incorporate sexy characters and the growing pains of
adulthood.
 
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
My motto is Switch the Style Up and this is something that
I’ve done as an author because I don’t like to be boxed into one category. So,
I encourage readers to do the same. Switch It Up.
Thanks for having me and I look forward to hearing from you
all about the stories in this set. I would encourage you to check out Broken
Treaty, so you can meet Sage & Jessica! 🙂
  
 

Xyla Turner was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. As a
teenager, Xyla wrote short stories and essays that have won numerous awards in
local to nationwide competitions. She is an avid reader, but a sucker for
romance. Specifically, sassy females and dominant males. Xyla is a dedicated
educator and a life coach. Outside of reading, Xyla likes to spend time with
her family and travel. She writes different genres, but her favorite is
romance.

 



 

 

#45 on the USA Today Bestsellers List!!!

The last 3 months, 20 other authors plus myself have spent countless hours promoting Dark Legends Box Set-our goal, to hit a list. Thank you to all our fans and new fans for all the support and love. This has been an amazing experience for me!! Not only do I now have a fancy new title but I have forged friendships with many new authors and readers. Thank you all so much!!!!

 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: The Para-Portage of Emily by @SexyMuffyWilson ~ A Paranormal Erotic Romance Spanning a Century #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 
Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner


This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 

Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!



Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty




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The Para-Portage of Emily
The Shadow Seduction Series
By
Muffy Wilson
@SexyMuffyWilson
Award-Winning
and
Amazon, ARe &
Int’l Bestselling Author of Provocative Romance
Literotica about Love, Sex, Hope, and Passion

Emily fell in love with Mariner’s Maiden Cove, an Island estate.
Beneath the pristine beauty, seduction hungered in the shadows created 
by the flickering light…and dark past.

Emily Macque, a young, beautiful junior partner in her father’s law firm, is but a heartbeat away from love or destiny. Duty brings Emily to a frozen Island estate two hundred and fifty miles north of Chicago. Devotion requires she delve into the property history to settle an estate probate. Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the flickering light and dark shadows.

What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or obsession?

Colin Jorgenson, once a Great Lakes mariner, is a strong man haunted by love and loss. How long will he return each night, gripped by desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?

Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent darkness. His passions, fueled by decades of loneliness and longing, could no longer be denied. Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be loved between the shadows and the soul?


“The Dream”

She looked around the foyer, awestruck. The large ceremonial
foyer was big enough for use as a reception hall—perhaps it had been used as
such in the glory days of the Island. It was at least two stories high, built
of stone with exposed beams of timber and log, and large hand-hewn cross
trusses at the ceiling. It was rustic but grand at the same time. There were
three matching chandeliers of iron and crystal suspended from the massive trussed
ceiling. The floors were all of six-inch antique lumber, polished to a
brilliant shine in the setting sunlight. For its size, the massive foyer was
warm, surprisingly warm and cozy.

Emily felt quite welcome.

On the walls were wrought-iron fluted sconces matching the
chandeliers at equidistance throughout the hallway, lovely hand-woven
tapestries and paintings of some family members Emily recognized. But there
were also paintings of others she did not recognize. Hung in the parlor, over
the considerable stone fireplace where a fire blazed pleasantly and in full
view from the foyer, was the most prominent of paintings. Clearly, it had been
her uncle’s favorite.

The painting was of a voluptuous young beauty with long
auburn locks, tied loosely with a pale pink ribbon. Wisps of her hair escaped
the tether and fell rather seductively about her soft shapely shoulders and
around the tempting ivory flesh of her exposed bosom. She appeared to be
sitting quite privately by her vanity, tending to her feminine indulgences
perhaps applying oils and lotions to her pale, velvety skin. Draped in a pink
satin cloth or robe of sorts, she was not completely nude. She was an
extraordinary creature and, immediately, Emily thought of the Mariner’s Maiden.
There was such a likeness, but Emily thought that was quite an impossible
coincidence. She wondered whom this young woman was that held such a position
of importance in her uncle’s home. She also wondered if she had ever lived or
if she was still alive. Were they lovers? She was sure there would be much
about her uncle she would discover in the coming days and never grow to
understand. She was ashamed to admit to herself she was now more fascinated by
him in death. Emily was excited to discover more about him—and his life—now she
was here, than she had been while he was alive.


She looked closely at the painting and in faint letters it
read, “Amalya” at the bottom. She wondered if that was the beautiful woman or
the artist. Although quite taken with the portrait, she had satisfied some
measure of her curiosity for the day and, thinking of her father, snapped
around, squared her shoulders and settled into her uncle’s desk to begin work.
Opening her uncle’s file drawer in his desk, Emily felt intrusive. However, it
had to be done. The first file which caught her eye was one on Mariner’s
Maiden. She pulled it out, opened the cover and began to read. There were plat
maps, surveys, contracts of sale and purchase, title documents, recordings and
the usual. There was the technical history, but nothing of the emotional
history, which interested her most. Emily read on, as the file was very thick,
and perhaps there was more to come. She moved to the leather sofa in the
library in between the bookcases and across from the stone fireplace.

The original owner had built the house on five hundred acres
of land in the early 1800’s. The technical file was so thick because over the
years, as he aged and his family moved away, he had donated much of the land to
the town. The hours passed. She read until she fell asleep to the melodious
crackling sounds of the fire. Emily was nestled under the throw quite warm and
secure. And then, she dreamed…she was floating, soaring, drifting on silken
currents and airfoils of magic.

She felt as though she was flying, so light and airy, wispy,
so delicate. She could see the land from on high. She could see a young woman
with very long auburn hair being chased towards the house by a large male. He
was dressed in odd attire, with his pant legs tucked inside his high-topped
black polished boots. He was tall, but with his back to her, Emily could not
make out his face. His shoulders were broad and his waist narrowed, but flared
to thick muscular thighs that moved deliberately under tight leggings. He wore
a white billowy shirt, so very bright white, Emily had to squint to block the
glare and the scene was out of focus at all the edges. The woman was dressed in
a long blue skirt, to the ankles. A wide belt cinched her tiny waist, holding
her full white blouse tucked neatly in the band. Off both of her shoulders was
the top of the blouse and the sleeves were nipped tight at the wrist. She ran
quickly to the front door of the house, looking over her shoulder frequently.
The man, who had long masterful strides, easily caught her at the front
entrance to the house. Even though it was a dream, Emily felt her heart
pounding for the young girl in fear for her safety.

When the stranger grabbed her from behind at the grand oak
door, Emily held an involuntary breath anticipating the worst as the man
whipped the young woman around to face him. She laughed, loud and hearty, and
threw her arms around the laughing, breathless man. They faced one another, and
Emily could not make out their features, the glare from the white shirts was
still so blinding. The man ran his hand through her hair from her neck up to
the back of her head, grabbed a fistful of tousled auburn locks and pulled her
face gently towards his. He kissed her with such deep, passionate abandon,
Emily gasped. She awoke, abruptly but briefly, to realize she had been holding
her breath with a racing heart. Calming herself, breathing evenly, she closed
her eyes to return to the dream.

Emily slept again almost immediately.

The couple was inside the house. The man collected the young
woman in his arms in the foyer and carried her to the library. In one another’s
embrace, he took her to the couch, exactly where Emily now slept, and gently
placed her down onto the sofa. He lowered the top of her blouse further down
her bodice, exposing her breasts from an uplifting corset which barely covered
her nipples. As he bent to draw her breasts out of the confines and kiss each
one, Emily saw the young woman had put her arm over her eyes, so Emily still
could not see the fullness of her face. The man lovingly took each nipple, one
at a time, into his mouth while he twisted and pinched the other. Her areolas
responded by swelling and darkening around the hardened nipples. She moaned and
moved suggestively, openly welcoming further indulgences. He reveled in her
breasts, burying his face between them and licking the private spot of cleavage
reserved just for his attentions. The room smelled of lavender, Emily noted in
her dream. The young woman surely fancied the lavender fragrance in her evening
bathwater. 


It was very stimulating and seemed so real to Emily. But was it?




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Muffy Wilson

Featured
Book: The Para-Portage of Emily
Thank
you so much for inviting me here today. You know, the longer and more that I do
interviews, it never gets easier to talk about myself. I think writers are
inherently private, why? I don’t know, because everything we write is revealing
in some way. But, I love talking about my books and characters, so I guess,
someday, I’ll get used to talking about myself too!
How long have you been a writer
and how did you come to writing?
In
many respects, I have written most of my life. I was in sales and marketing
before I retired and I had to write proposals, proformas,
presentations, contracts, and employee reviews so I had to have some
command of the English language. It was only after I started writing
provocative romance that I realized how little command I actually have!! But, I
started in earnest, writing stories and books, in 2010. My first story, The
Storm, was published in 2010 by Oysters & Chocolate, an online magazine now
defunct. The $10 I earned made me a pro, but just a writer, not an author! I
hope that isn’t a sign of things to come!
How did you come up with this
story?
I
wrote a very short workshop teaser, The Bath, for a group I am in in which the
woman bathing dozes and feels hands on her, soothing her tired muscles and
becoming more insistent, erotically. She gives herself over to the sensations
and then as she drains the tub thinks she sees a face in the water. It was the
beginning or a romance that spans a century about a seafaring man that keeps
returning to his home to try to find his beloved, Amalya who died in
childbirth. He mistakenly thinks that Emily, now in his home, is she. That is
how this all started and these two characters literally swept me away. 
           
What are the best and the worst
aspects of writing?
As
always, the agony of a blank page and the ecstasy of two little words, “The
End”. In all fairness, writing is a solitary endeavor, so the loneliness gets
to me occasionally, but I have taken to the couch and write beside my husband
as he does his crossword puzzles and watches sports. And I have my characters
to keep me company.
What inspires you to write?
I
know writers always say ‘everything’ but for me, that really isn’t true. A
melody might, something that happened to me in my life, someone, or something I
saw. Once, on the day that JFK was assassinated, my Mother and I were shopping
in Paris. My Dad was an Air Force colonel and we were stationed there for three
years, but that is another story in and of itself! Anyway, I saw a man strike a
woman across the Champs Elysees in front of the Arc de Triomphe. The ‘City of
Love’ changed for me forever in that one moment. Things like that inspire me.
Politics, for example, do not — so everything is not inspiring to me. I
suspect, to sum it up, the human condition is fascinating to me; how people
treat and react to one another at their best and worst, is inspiring.
How did you conduct your research
for The Para-Portage of Emily?
Humm,
I really didn’t. This is another time when much of what I wrote, I lived. The
same is true of Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences, although not all,
for sure. But, the setting in The Para-Postage of Emily, is on an
island between Lake Michigan and Green Bay. For many years, my husband and I
lived on an Island in the middle between both of those bodies of water and the
ferry had to cross “Death’s Door, so named by the Indians because of the
treacherous currents. It is a small 36 square mile island settled by Nordic
settlers many generations ago so many of the current residents are related.
Small Island, big gossip! Anyway, we lived there for nearly 20 years. That is
where this story takes place, in a small part of my heart.
What are 3 of your favorite quotes
from The Para-Portage of Emily?
~
Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be
loved between the shadows and the soul?
~
Death lures her into the arms of the shadows seduction created by the
flickering light and dark shadows. 
~ And
the last is in the Epilogue spoken by Colin:
You’ll wake when the sun slices
through your window to kiss your cheek so fair,
I’ll be there beside you, as I
have year after year after year.
Our love is locked in passion
grown old along with us.
Our hearts are woven as
one—unbreakable—shored by love and trust.
We have faced each day together,
even triumphed before we’ve begun.
The battles we have faced and
fought are battles we have done and won.
If we should leave tomorrow, and
that tomorrow will surely come,
I’ll take with me your sorrow and
embrace you warmed by our morning sun.
And though we were so far apart,
by years and tears so cruel
You were always in my
heart. I was never meant to miss you.
Come with me, Amalya.
 More Favorites from The Para-Portage
of Emily: 
~
What flames the timeless passions spanning the decades? Love, desire or
obsession? 
~
Haunted by love and loss, how long will Colin return each night, gripped by
desire, hoping to find the woman he has loved for a century?
~
Beneath the pristine Island beauty, passions hungered, lingered in the ardent
darkness.
~
Will they face eternity together or love in secret as dark things are to be
loved between the shadows and the soul?
What would your friends say is
your best quality?
I am
a good friend; I think they would say. I hope they would anyway. I try to be
helpful and supportive. It is so hard to be a writer today. There are 55,000
new books published monthly. Anyone can write and publish a book. I can be very
discouraging for an author to be read and, as you know, promotion is time
consuming and exhausting leaving little time to do what you love. I try to do
whatever I can to help my friends. I try to be generous with my time and
whatever talent I possess that might be useful to them.
Are reader reviews important to
you?
Reader
reviews are very important to me. Positive reinforcement is essential to my
life-force. It is like getting all dressed up for a party looking your best,
and no one notices if I don’t get reviews. And it is crushing. You know,
shameless self-promotion only goes so far, and that’s usually with your family!
As in anything, word of mouth is the best form of advertising—and so it goes
with books. Oddly enough, while I don’t particularly care for average reviews,
they do not bother me. You cannot please everyone and one really never knows a
reader’s points of reference. Anyway, I am harder on my work than anyone else
could ever be.
What do you do when you don’t
write?
My
husband and I used to boat, but we lost interest when gas prices went so high.
We had a 28’ Grady White. Beautiful boat. But we could eat lobster every day
for what it cost us to go fishing in the Gulf a few times a month! That takes
all the fun out of a hobby. I walk a lot as, like Emily, I have a wee Havanese
dog of 12 fluffy pounds and I sew. I am also a licensed realtor, although I
have been ‘inactive’ for the last year making a heartfelt effort with my
writing. Come to think of it, I have done little else but write in the last
year!!
Tell us about your other books? 
Thank
you for asking. I have several new books one released on Valentine’s Day
titled Consenting Heart: A Very Special Valentines. Order
here
. It includes elements of the day I met my husband but the rest is pure
sizzling fiction. Then I am contributing to a real scorcher, Alpha Fever:
22 Sizzling Contemporary and Paranormal Romance Stories. My story is about
a good neighbor order
here
. The Butterfly Collector, below, is a gift for your kind readers.
It has an interesting backdrop of BDSM. I am not  proficient in that genre
so it is mild, but still an interesting story I think about releasing ourselves
to the care and trust of another and how we blossom as a result of what we
learn about ourselves. The protagonist has a club foot, and yes, I once dated a
man with a club foot. As with most disabilities, visible or not, it is our own
feelings about it that are the most crippling. Another release was a fund
raiser I helped with for a friend that suffers from Ataxia, a neurological
disorder affecting voluntary coordination of muscle movements. I wrote an
inspirational piece about when I was raped and how we can overcome anything,
with the right help and desire. It is titled This Beautiful Escape. Order
Here
. All proceeds go to charity and you’ll learn a little more about
me and have loads of inspiring stories, poems, quotes and daily reads to perk
you up. I have thirteen or so books/anthologies published now so I can’t
talk about each of them, however, I love Moonbeams
of Unintended Consequences
 as one of my favs and also, along
with Emily, I am writing a sequel for it. This is an interracial love
story about a famous opera star and a young beautiful designer. And yes, I did
‘know’ a celebrated opera star and the famous San Francisco Whitcomb Hotel does
exist. A fun release, written with my friend Chrissy Laurence, is titled Cheerleaders
in Heat
 and that is a real 5 flame eroco-throbber. Fun and funny, but
serious, it exposes the underbelly of life in South Miami’s nightlife; there is
some violence that alters the course of my heroine’s life. Your
readers can check out all my books and add them to their Wish List on
my Amazon
Author Page
If you could share one thing
about yourself that you would like readers
to know what would it be?
I
never graduated from college. Most people do not know that about me and just
assume I did. While I would never want alter the course of my life, that is my
second greatest regret. But, I am happy with how my life has gone; I am wealthy
beyond money, I had a great career as a Regional Director with IBM when women
were just breaking the glass ceiling, and my life has been enriched by all
those that have touched me and continue to love me. I have a wonderful husband
who thinks it is funny I write ‘porn’ and a step-son who thinks I am awesome.
Could it get any better than that?
Well,
I suppose I should say “Good Bye” as I would hate to bore your readers into
thinking my books are equally tiresome! They are lovely. They are all a special
lot and I love each and every one of them. Read some of the reviews, speaking
of reviews. You are wonderful! It has been an honor to be here with you today.
I so appreciate your time and interest in sharing my work with your friends,
family and fans. Thank you for having me.
  


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Muffy, likened in style to one of the Bronte sisters and Anne Rice, is an award winning bestselling author of provocative romance about love, sex, hope and passion. An American author of the popular Shadow Seduction Series (a paranormal love story) and the Ribbons of Moonlight Series (a contemporary romance), she has penned a dozen other books and anthology collections. 

Muffy was born in Texas to traditional parents. With two older brothers, she was the youngest, the family “princess,” indulged and pampered. Her father was a career Colonel and pilot in the U.S. Air Force which required the family to travel extensively. Muffy spent her formative years in Europe and ‘came of age’ in France which forged her joie de vivre and love for books and writing. Married and living in the tropical paradise of SW Florida along the Gulf Coast, Muffy writes and enjoys life in the sun with her husband and wee Havanese pup, Burt. 



Join Muffy’s mailing list to get the scoop on her new releases and special promotions at www.MuffyWilson.com. Follow her on Facebook at facebook.com/wilsonmuffy or /MuffyWilson.com and on Twitter at @SexyMuffyWilson. Muffy also blogs daily here: http://muffywilson.blogspot.com ~ Contact Muffy at Muffy@MuffyWilson.com.                                ~ Live, Laugh, Love with Passion







Reading The Para-Portage of Emily made me feel like I was reading Jane Austen or one of the Bronte sisters, if they had written erotic romances.
Wilson’s descriptive prose paints a scene like an artist paints a landscape.
The story itself is hauntingly beautiful, interspersed with passionate erotic scenes
that are done in a very romantic style with lots of description and emotion imbuing each one. I couldn’t help but feel a little sad while reading the story, because there is quite a bit of sadness as Emily learns about the tragically romantic past of the house she’s currently residing in,
but at the same time there’s a thread of hope as well. There’s also a mystery to be solved and little hints scatter the story, like breadcrumbs, until it all comes together in the end.
If you want a completely different kind of ghostly romance, and especially if you love histories and love that crosses all barriers of time, space and death, this is definitely a book you won’t want to miss. It’s unlike anything I’ve ever read, in a very good way.
~ By Lovemuffins


Should John Grisham and EL James have a secret love child, she would no doubt pen legal thrillers with a luscious layer of the erotic. They would name their child Muffy Wilson and send her to Stephen King for some pointers in the paranormal.
Wilson, in the obliquely titled “The Para-Portage of Emily”, interweaves these three diverse genres into a compelling, magic carpet of a novel that takes Emily Macque from Chicago to a bitter island estate two hundred miles north in the frozen sea. Emily is the striking junior partner in her father’s law firm, her mission, to settle the probate on an estate, her destiny to fall into the arms of Colin Jorgenson, a seaman haunted by a past love that torments his life.
Intelligent, well-written, with fully fleshed out characters and a story with more twists than a spiral staircase, “The Para-Portage of Emily” had me gripped until the very last page. 
~ By Chloe



This is a story to savor. Ms. Wilson’s descriptions are poetic and enthralling, 
placing the reader in the midst of the story, and the relaxed pace of the story does not lessen the power of suspense. Shrouded in mystery, romance, and eroticism, “The Para-Portage of Emily” is a treat for the senses, 
a haunting indulgence. Despite hints throughout, the ending still surprised me, and though satisfied, 



I regretted the literary journey’s end. Highly recommended. I look forward to more from this promising series. 
~ By Jordan Stringfellow


I really enjoyed the Para-Portage of Emily… a skillfully
and imaginatively told tale of love, lost and found. Mysterious twists kept me
turning the pages until the end. 
Love conquers all, AND it was hot! 


Oct 2016 ~ My Life in the
Sky
A Memoire of Lt.Col. Joe Lyle Jr
Dec
2016 ~ Coming Together Charity Anthology with Delilah Night featuring
Christmas Marine by Muffy Wilson
Dec
2016 ~ Welcome Characters: An Erotic Authors Guild Anthology featuring Secret
Hearts
by Muffy Wilson
Jan 2017 ~ Dark Legends
Boxed Set
with Rebecca Hamilton featuring 
The Para-Portage of Emily
Feb 2017 ~ Ribbons of
Moonlight
Sequel to Moonbeams of Unintended Consequences
Mar 2017 ~ Bad Boy Unboxed
Boxed Set with Rebecca Hamilton featuring Obsession
May 2017 ~ Shadow Seduction Sequel to The Para-Portage of Emily
Oct
2017 ~ Charmed Legacy Boxed Set with Rebecca Hamilton featuring 


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Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Soulless by Monica Corwin @Monica_Corwin ~ #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends

by 
Rebecca Hamilton, 
T.F. Walsh, Monica Corwin, J.L. Weil,
Laxmi Hariharan, JA Culican, Muffy Wilson, 

GK DeRosa,
Marilyn Peake, Kevin McLaughlin, Carissa Ann Lynch, 

Vivienne Savage, Anna Hub,
HJLawson, Emma Nichols,Shelley Munro, J.A.Armitage, Leilani Love, 

Demelza
Carlton, Xyla Turner

 
 
This Collection is packed with more than 20 full-length
Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance reads from New York Times, USA Today, and
International Bestselling Authors! 
Don’t miss this collection of more than twenty unique twists in paranormal
romance and urban fantasy, providing over one million words of supernatural
suspense that will transport you to new worlds with smoking hot action and
heart-throttling adventure!

The DARK LEGENDS boxed set includes: Mermaids, Sirens, Shifters, Vampires,
Dragons, Sorcerers, Warriors, Angels, Faeries, Demons, Witches, Psychics,
Ghosts, Mythology, Folk Tales, Legends, Dark Magic, Time Travel, and More!

 
 
Rebecca Hamilton 
T.F. Walsh with Demon’s Mark
Monica Corwin with Soulless
J.L. Weil with White Raven
Laxmi Hariharan with Redemption
JA Culican with The Keeper of Dragons, The Prince
Returns
Muffy Wilson and The Para-Portage of Emily
GK DeRosa with Wilder: The Guardian Series
Marilyn Peake with Shade
Kevin McLaughlin with By Darkness Revealed
Carissa Ann Lynch with Midnight Moss
Vivienne Savage with Making Waves
Anna Hub with Beyond the Shadows
HJ Lawson with New Order

Emma Nichols with Blood Moon
Shelley Munro with Claimed & Seduced
J.A.Armitage with Two of Clubs
Leilani Love with Violca’s Dragon
Demelza Carlton with Ocean’s Gift
Xyla Turner with Broken Treaty

 
 
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Soulless
by
Monica Corwin
@Monica_Corwin
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
In the late 21st century, scientists created a serum that
gave every person nine lives, also known as souls. Flush with expendable life,
Earth collapsed into war and anarchy, leaving the Catholic Church to step in
and take control. In a world where the stealing of souls is big business, it
takes people like Constance Grace, detective in the Soul Theft Division, to
hunt the criminals down and strip them of their remaining souls.
When social-climbing con man, Noah Hannock, plunks himself on the church’s
radar, he becomes Constance’s problem. With a brand new partner, Mikon Cross
and seven of her nine given souls remaining, Connie has to enter high society
under a too-familiar alias to tempt Noah into her web.

While the chemistry between Connie and Mikon is scorching hot, the reality is
they don’t trust each other. Each with their own secrets to protect, the hunt
for Noah Hannock threatens them both. The only way they can survive is if they
learn to lay themselves, heart and souls, on the line for each other.

 

He watched as she pulled her unruly mane up into a messy bun
on top of her head. Every time he saw her do it, he couldn’t help but think it
was a move specifically designed by women to turn men on. The pale skin of her
delicate neck was now on full display, as were her toned shoulders and biceps.
Usually he liked his women soft, and while Connie did have softness here and
there, mostly she was made up of backbone, hard-toned muscles, and coffee.
“Stop being a creeper,” she said, breaking the spell.
He looked up. She was giving him a pointed look with an
eyebrow arched. Somehow he had forgotten himself and sat staring at her. Will
this night never end?
“Sorry, I was zoning out,” he said.
“Yeah, on my tits.”
“Really, I wasn’t staring at them. I was just thinking.”
“Uh-huh.”
There was no talking to her. He climbed up and went to his
own bed. She was right, but he wasn’t going to admit it. He’d have to hear
about it for the next year otherwise. “How are you feeling?” he asked after a
few moments of silence.
“Still a little messed up from the drug, but, not terrible,”
she said.
“That’s good.” He could tell she wasn’t saying it all
though. She sat on top of her comforter, shoulders slumped, as she rocked ever
so slightly back and forth. There was no way he could let her stay like that
all night. If she was to be tortured then he could at least bear some of the
burden.
He got up and walked over to her, moved behind her on the
bed, and circled his arms around her upper body. She didn’t move, didn’t even
breath, for a few seconds. It was a huge relief when she sagged into him,
allowing him to hug her more comfortably.
The intensity with which his heart leapt and battered
against his ribcage was astounding. If heaven and hell could merge it would
live in such a moment. Her scent engulfed him, consumed him, and made him think
of all the things he knew he shouldn’t. It was a shock when he realized she was
guarding her thoughts to him. Not effectively, but she was making an attempt to
ease his discomfort.
“Here,” he said, shifting his legs open so she could lean
back into him and stretch out as well.
Such an unlikely pair they made. Only having met a month ago
and now here they were in a gilded hotel room, holding each other gently. He
would never have imagined a moment like this between them when they first met.
Father Reynolds wouldn’t have either.
Constance turned to face him, and he watched helplessly as
she slipped her tongue out and wet her lips.
“I’m going to kiss you, Mikon, unless you stop me,” she
whispered, only inches away from his mouth.
 
Monica Corwin

 

Featured
Book: Soulless
Hello everyone, I’m so thrilled to be here. I can’t wait to
tell you about Soulless, which was previously published as Soulless. If I get
too excited and ramble please feel free to direct me back to the questions.
 
Hey, Monica! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing? 
I started writing when I was a little girl but didn’t start actively
writing looking to publish until my early 20’s. Almost six years now.
 
How did you come up with this storyline? 
Well, like a lot of
my stories I get the main idea from a dream. But, it was after I watched a
movie about time…and how people’s timers were on their arms. That gave me the
idea for the souls to add into the world I had already built around the dream.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing? 
The best
is interacting with readers. I love hearing about books and how much they loved
my work. Most of the time I assume I write books and no one ever reads them.
It’s nice when someone proves me wrong. The worst aspect is marketing. It’s not
something I have gotten figured out. It doesn’t help that I’m awkward as hell
though.
 
What inspires you to write? 
Lots of things can inspire me to
write. Most of the time is a book, or movie, or watching a show about a
character who has reaching their goals…it makes me want to push toward my
own.
 
How did you conduct your research for Soulless? 
I mostly had
to do a lot of research on the Catholic Church which was both frightening and
fascinating.
 
What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Soulless? 
~ “He
watched as she pulled her unruly mane up into a messy bun on top of her head.
Every time he saw her do it, he couldn’t help but think it was a move
specifically designed by women to turn men on.”
~ “I’m going to pout now because I wasted a perfectly
beautiful dress on such a craptastic night…”
~ “If heaven and hell could merge it would live in such a
moment.”
 
What would your friends say is your best quality? 
Oh
man…probably my loyalty. I am devoted to those I care about and would give
them anything in my power, including a kidney, to help them.
 
Are reader reviews important to you? 
Um…I will say they
aren’t important to ME but they are important. I think when a book is done it
is no longer the writer’s…it belongs to the reader, as do reviews. Those
reviews aren’t for me, or about me, they are for the reader.
 
What do you do when you don’t write? 
Uh read, a lot. I also
fix typewriters. I know, I’m a dork.
Tell us about your other books? I write mainly paranormal
romance with strong heroines and unique worlds. My other series, Revelations,
centers around female four horseman of the apocalypse.
 
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
 
I adore you. Even if you hate my work I
thank you for giving that time to read it. Thank you for giving it, and me, a
chance.
 
Thank you so much for having me and
listening to me ramble.
XOXO Monica

 

Monica
Corwin is a writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter
their preferences. As a Northern Ohioan, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three
seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan, despite her complete disinterest
in football. When not writing Monica spends time with her daughter and ever
growing collection of tomes about King Arthur.

 


 

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