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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
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If you could share one thing
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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,
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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. 



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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
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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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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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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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Blue Blood
by
May Sage 
@MaySageAuthor
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
The Klints, a superior race in every way, long ago
decided to abolish natural birthing; over the last millenniums, every child had
been engineered, created, designed; but things went wrong, hence their need for
human breeders.
Lena’s life might have changed since their invasion, but
she’s not particularly affected by their presence on a daily basis, until the
day they find out that she’s a hundred percent compatible to the emperor of the
entire galaxy.
Her job was simple. She was supposed to give birth to his
heir and disappear.
But then, someone threatens that child.
 

 

It wasn’t the first time that he wondered whether the human
race in its entirety had simply lost their damn mind; or they could be
suicidal. He wasn’t ruling out option two.
However, right this moment, Jaycn didn’t give a rat’s ass
about the fate of the race which had openly declared war on the most powerful
family in the galaxy.
Well, that wasn’t exactly true. There were two humans he
very much cared to locate.
Or rather, one human and a halfling.
Shooting another Dissenter right between the eyes, wishing
the bullets were set to kill, Jaycn ran forth, heading in the direction
everyone else was leaving.
 
Where were they?
Falcon speaking, he heard in his mind. Great, just what he
needed right about now.
Calden was short tempered at the best of times. Today? He
was likely to bathe in the blood of his enemies for fun. No, no. Quite
literally.
I have a location on sparrow. He’s two floors down, in the
ventilation system. Alive. Keep it that way, cousin.
The communication stopped abruptly. Right, no pressure. He
was supposed to find a kid somewhere inside a tiny ventilation system no grown
male could hope to wiggle into, and if he didn’t, his favorite relative was
likely to bathe in his blood.
Another explosion resounded, too close for comfort. Shit.
The humans were too well informed and well equipped to work
on their own; there was about a ninety percent chance that they had a traitor
in their rank. How, otherwise, might the Dissenters have heard of a random,
unplanned visit?
As Earth had no ambassador, it was still under the direct
supervision of the Emperor, which gave Calden an excuse to turn up at least once
a year. This time, no one had been told until the very last minute, yet here
they were. Under attack.
As the assault had started in the west wing, the target had
been evident.
They wanted to hurt the child, hence Jaycn’s conclusion: the
humans were freaking suicidal.
Thankfully for everyone involved, the child had made it so
far.
The next explosion propelled Jaycn ten feet backwards and if
he wasn’t mistaken, that smell meant he probably didn’t look all that good
right about now.
Goddess, he hated getting burnt, but it wouldn’t be the
first or the last time.
Jaycn, retreat to base. There’s a transport on the roof.
The curt order surprised him; sure, he wasn’t in best shape,
but he hadn’t thought that Calden would have cared.
Well, rather – he hadn’t thought that Calden would have
cared about his welfare as much as he cared about getting his son back.
That wasn’t a suggestion, General.
Yeah, well then, he was going to have to be insubordinate,
wasn’t he?
Because Jaycn couldn’t leave the boy.
Contrarily to the human Dissenters, he wasn’t suicidal and
there was someone much, much more frightening than Calden who would cut off his
balls if Alek didn’t make it out in one piece.
Without being scared.
Or scratched.
Or crying.
Shit, he should have brought a lollipop.
I’m not leaving him. Where is he now?
There was a long pause, followed by a sigh.
One floor down. I can’t see him, but his chip is still in
the ventilation.
Got it.
Well, he thought he had got it, until the building started
collapsing; he could feel the upper floors sliding, slowly. Or pretty damn
quickly, but adrenaline was a wondrous thing.
Shit.
Jaycn concentrated as hard as he possibly could, and by some
sort of miracle, managed to summon a grappling hook and a thin rope.
His microchip, like most of the latest ones, was fitted with
a designing program, but getting anything done took a lot of willpower; in a
normal mind frame, he wouldn’t have had a chance – but as he mentioned before,
adrenaline rocked.
He threw the hook at a part of the building that seemed
intact, and jumped.
He’d just managed to lift himself up on the floor when the
headlight of a speeder blinded him.
Jaycn rose to a crouch, alerted, until he recognized the
pilot.
Calden.
He’d never been quite so happy to see his cousin’s too
perfect, too serious face in his lifetime.
A side door lifted, and the speeder approached, close enough
for him to hop in.
Jaycn grunted, as every bone in his body begged for mercy.
“Let’s not do that again.”
“Take the commands,” Calden ordered, removing his long
formal jacket, and taking various tools from a supply cabinet.
Oh, no.
“Cal, you can’t go out there, you’re the…”
“One word and I rip your tongue out. My son is out there.
Alive.”
Which was a miracle in itself.
How the fuck had the kid managed to make it so far? He was
smart, no doubt about it, but he was also seven years old – and let’s not
forget that the humans had obviously been after him.
“Then let me go.”
“You aren’t in optimal condition. If I don’t make it, do me
a favor. Tell Lena…”
The Klints turned, weapons in hand, as they felt someone
jump inside the open door.
Then, both of them breathed out freely for the first time
within the last hour.
“Tell me what?”
Lena, damn her, was dangling from her own rope – a stylish
silver and blue chain.
She wore the Elite dress she’d been wrapped in during the
meeting, but she’d cut a slit along her long legs; they could see her trademark
black running pants underneath. As per usual, she’d been prepared for all
eventualities. Her red hair was still elegantly knotted around her face; there
wasn’t a strand out of place.

 

 

That woman was going to kill them some day, and she’d do it
without breaking a sweat.
 
 
May Sage

 

Featured
Book: 
Blue Blood
Hi guys! Thanks for reading my interview. So I’m May, and I
love writing and devouring romance of every shades, especially if it involves
swoonworthy guys and sassy girls.
 
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
 
Well, back when I was about seven, an unwise teacher said something
she probably never, ever said again in her career: write as much as you want.
The project was re-writing a really cool story. Twelve pages later, I realized
that it was my calling.
 
How did you come up with this storyline? 
Blue Blood is a bit
of a funny one. I started it after reading a dozen of sci-fi romance. After
number twelve, I was seriously exasperated. Every single one of them – and I do
mean, every one – featured a weak, desperate distressing damsel. So I wrote
part one, Rise (and chose this title) to show that woman can kick ass, even
against super-hot aliens 😉
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing? 
The best
is losing myself in my stories. I can look at the time after what feels like
minutes and it would be nighttime. The very worst thing about it, though, is
when the words just won’t come. It happens to all of us; we’re just human.
 
What inspires you to write? 
Just about everything and
anything, good and bad, can be an inspiration. For example, a fellow author and
friend of mine was confessing that she’d been writing naughty scenes at work,
and was embarrassed by it… BOOM! One idea came to me for a book, and Shy Girls
Write it Better was born 😀
 
How did you conduct your research for Blue Blood? 
I am a
geek. Like the kind of geek who can paraphrase the elvish parts in Lord of the
Ring, who has read the majority of the Star Wars books and know just about
every marvel characters. Imagining a story happening in space was as natural as
writing about my day to day life… but all that being said, I still researched
plenty, mostly military things and buildings around San Francisco. Sometimes,
when I can I travel to the place where I set my books, but this time, Wikipedia
was my best friend.
 
What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Blue Blood
Hard
one! Well, the number one probably is: “It might be stupid to believe a guy
because he was good looking, but well, women had done it for thousands of years
and the human species had made it so far.” Then, “Someone had to go and tell
her she was supposed to be human.” And finally, that one made me laugh out loud
when I wrote it, although it’s pretty simple. “Dude, did you actually say
wench?”
 
What would your friends say is your best quality? 
I’m the
one people go to when they have a problem – give me about two minutes and I
would have a solution, with a graph and a three step plan.
 
Are reader reviews important to you? 
God yes. Honestly, I am
so insecure about whether my stories are good up until I read the various
opinions on them. I read each and every one of them, although sometimes callous
reviews hurt my feelings. It only hurt because I care.
 
What do you do when you don’t write? 
I walk my German
Shepherd puppy (a lot) and cuddle my black cat. I read books (about ten hours a
day 😀 ) and I cook yummy food. God, I need to get out more!
 
Tell us about your other books? 
Well, I love writing
romance; that’s at the heart of each and every one of my stories. Little Morning
Star, my longest, most complex one, is an Urban Fantasy staring a witch,
angels, hellhounds and other demons. I’m known for my fairy tales, and they are
a blast to write – full of humor and smexy stuff! Then, I also write a few
contemporary romance, like Shy Girls Write It Better (the one inspired by Erin)
and some paranormal romance (werewolf, vampires…)
Yes. I have a lot of books!
 
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
 
The fact that you read all this means
that you love and respect our profession, and I want you to know that we
appreciate you. It’s a difficult job, and a very lonely one, but you are the
reason we all manage it. 
 

 

On that note, thank you for taking the
time to read more about me. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with any kind of
question or comment – I’m all over the place, but mostly, I’m available on Facebook. Enjoy our box set!
  
Once Upon A Time, there was a little girl who just loved
telling her own stories. Fast forward about two decades? Not a lot of change,
there.
 
My mother’s collection of novels extends to three rooms, the
stepfather who raised me writes awesome short stories: really, I didn’t have a
choice, I caught a bug.
 

 

 

I dabble in anything, Fantasy, Contemporary… Really, the
subject doesn’t matter. The gist of it is: I will make you laugh, and I will
make you want more 🙂

 


 

 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Redemption by Laxmi Hariharan @HariharanLaxmi ~ No One is Safe from the Growing Menace #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #fast-paced #UrbanFantasyRomance

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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Redemption
by
Laxmi Hariharan
@HariharanLaxmi
Award-Winning
New York Times and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
 
Mikhail Anton Ray: I needed her to fulfill my destiny but
she became my life 
Leana Iyeroy: I’ll never submit to a vampire or another
shifter – but he is so much more than either.
Micah must mate with wolf-shifter Leana to harness their
collective energies, and overcome the vampire built mind-net that has
infiltrated the humans robbing them of their emotions. But when Leana’s ward is
kidnapped and used against them, the future of humanity is at stake.  
 

 

Mikhail looks at the
shifter girl as she passes by him, so close that if he put out his hand he can
touch her cheek. Touch that skin shining with sweat, and pale under her tan as
if it’s taking all she has just to keep the pain at bay.
 
She adjusts the strap of the scabbard that crosses between
her breasts, and his eyes fall on the rise-fall-rise of her chest. Over the
swell of the vest that stretches tight across, outlining her nipples.
 
And despite the fact that she doesn’t even notice him,
despite the fact that he’s surrounded by jostling crowds, Mikhail finds himself
aroused.
 
Heat twists his gut with such suddenness that he gasps.
 
It’s the second time he’s surprised himself in the space of
an hour. The first was when he’d seen the girl fall to the ground in the cage…
and not move.
 
He was sure she’d be up on her feet and downing her sword at
the brute hybrid coming at her, but she hadn’t.
 
She’d just lain there still, so still he’d been sure she had
been hurt badly or worse that she’d been killed. And before he could stop
himself, before he’d even known what he’d been doing he’d run through the
crowd, breaking through to the front and then he’d felled the guard at the
entrance to the cage with one blow. Had taken the keys from him, unlocked the
gate, slammed it behind him and had run towards the fallen figure all in a
matter of seconds.
 
As he’d leant over her she’d moaned and something tightly
clenched inside him had relaxed.

 

 

She was alive.



 
Laxmi Hariharan

 

Featured
Book: 
Redemption
Hello from London 🙂
 
Hello and welcome, Laxmi; so nice to have you here. How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
I’ve been writing since very young and with intent from
2003. Published my first book in 2011
 
How did you come up with this storyline?              
I wanted to write a paranormal story with a difference. Set
in a futuristic Bombay where I grew up, dystopian, yet intense and romantic.
Borrowing from the threads of Indian mythology yet spanning both Eastern and
Western cultures.
 
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
Writing helps me plumb the depths of my consciousness. By
understanding character motivations I understand my own.
 
What inspires you to write?
The ‘aha’ moment from breaking a character and rebuilding
him or her back and understanding why they do what they do. And hence understanding
why I do what I do in life.
 
How did you conduct your research for Redemption?
I look for the key emotion that will be the theme of the
book. In this case it was Leana and Mikhail finding Redemption. Leana putting
an end to the cycle or the curse that has plagued her ancestral line for
centuries.
 
What are 3 of your favorite quotes from Redemption?
Opening of Redemption is my fave: One of us is going to die.
He looks at me, the beast. Wolf. Man. Wolf?
He’s both. He’s neither. He’s just like me. 
More Favorites from Redemption:
I’ll give you a poem from Feral, the first book in this
series for the main character of Feral and later Taken is a soldier poet You
are the only person I wish
I had never met. I suspect if you knew
you might have more respect for me now
than you did then.
So strike a fracture through this
glass this view this thing that shimmers
like doubt between us, break it apart
with your hands.
What would your friends say is your best quality?
My persistence
 
Are reader reviews important to you?
Yes they are hugely important in discoverability especially
on Amazon. But I am too scared to look at them. I don’t want to get too
demotivated by the not great ones or too affected by praise either. So instead
I look for feedback from my beta readers who are amazing.
 
What do you do when you don’t write?
I like to be active – work out, yoga, walking in London and
gardening and spending time with my film maker husband watching films and
series.
Tell us about your other books?
Feral the first in the Many Lives Series is my favorite.
About Maya a wolf girl who leaves her mate Luke to go in search of her blood
family. Only to uncover secrets.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
That I hope my words will move them and help them understand
themselves better. That I hope they will see a bit of themselves in my
characters.
 

 

I hope you’ll read Feral the first book in this series. If
you join my newsletter you’ll get Feral for free.
  
Laxmi Hariharan is a New York Times bestselling author of
Paranormal Romance and Urban Fantasy. She writes fast-paced urban fantasy
romance.

About the Many Lives Universe

The Many Lives series begins in present day Bombay when a tsunami wipes away
much of the city. Post-tsunami Bombay of the future is one of the most
prosperous cities in the world. On the other hand, successive economic
downturns have stripped most Western cities, including London of wealth,
pushing many to seek a new life in the East. Refugees from Europe now pour into
Bombay, into the camp nicknamed the Jungle. And no one is safe from the growing
menace of the merciless human-wolf hybrid shifters and vampires.Each book in the Many Lives universe is a stand alone in the series. A possible
progression is as listed below

Many Lives Main Series

1. Feral

2. Taken

3. Untamed

4. Redemption

Many Lives Prequel Series

1. Awakened

2. Origins

3. Chosen

Many Lives inspiration Novelettes

1. Exhale

2. Ugly

Join her newsletter to get her best three novelettes free here
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Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: By Darkness Revealed by Kevin McLaughlin @KOMcLaughlin ~ Deeper and More Dangerous Sorcery #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #KevinMcLaughlin  #sciencefiction #fantasy

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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By Darkness Revealed
by
Kevin McLaughlin 
@KOMcLaughlin
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
Ryan Blackwell thought to escape his magic by burying himself in the military college at Northshield, Vermont.
 
But Northshield University has a secret: a nexus of magical power that people will kill to possess.
 
Hiding his power becomes impossible. Instead, he finds himself in the midst of a deeper and more dangerous sorcery than he has ever encountered before.
 
Things spiral out of control, and soon only Ryan’s wit, will, and the talent he once hoped to leave behind stand between a nightmarish creature and everything he cares for.
 

 

There is more to Ryan than meets the eye. But even with the powers he controls, can he stand against this darkness, or will it swallow him whole?
 

 

CORPORAL
BERSETO pounded on my door that night. I was half expecting something to
happen, so I hadn’t been sleeping well anyway. I popped out of bed, hit the
floor and started slipping sweats and sneakers on as he entered the room.
“Drill
Sergeant wants to see you, Blackwell,” he said, then ducked back out into the
hall.
“Be right
there,” I replied. I tied the second shoe and stood up.
Berseto
was nowhere to be seen when I got to the hall. I crossed and knocked on
Fletcher’s door, but got no answer. I knocked again, louder. Still nothing.
Well, he had asked for me, and I was starting to get nervous. I took the knob
in my hand and tried to turn it. Unlocked. I opened the door and peered into
the room.
The lights
were all out. I could see someone sitting on the bed in the gloom, but that was
about it. “Drill Sergeant? You OK?” I asked, reaching toward the light switch.
“No
lights,” he said.
“OK” I
retrieved my hand and stepped in, leaving the door open a crack for some light.
“You called for me?”
He sighed,
then seemed to shake himself a bit. “Close the door,” he said, turning on a
small bedside lamp. I thought I could hear a little bit of a slur in his s. Had
he been drinking?
I looked
him over as I shut the door and stepped nearer. He was sitting on the bed, both
feet planted to the floor. Dressed in civilian clothes, sneakers – so he’d been
out somewhere, most likely. His face was down, only partly visible to me, but
he looked pale, very pale. His hands were shaking.
“What
happened?” I asked, keeping my voice soft.
“We have
parties in the wood line, you know. The upperclassman do,” he said, looking up
at me. “Something we do.” I could smell beer on his breath now. Northshield was
a dry campus – no alcohol allowed. But it was no surprise that the older cadets
had found ways around that. I nodded.
“I was out
there, hanging. Been a tough week. Wanted to kick back. Good way to do it.”
I nodded
again. He was rambling, but I wanted to let him talk this out, so I kept quiet.
“We had a
little fire. Nothing big. Staff doesn’t pay attention to what we do out that
way, down by the river.” He drifted off into silence.
“So what
happened there?”
“I went to
take a leak in the woods, away from the fire. I stepped out far enough to be in
the dark, and took care of things. Turned around to head back, but… I
couldn’t go. I couldn’t move. Felt it out there, watching me. Hungry for me.”
A chill
rolled down my back. “Hungry for you?” I whispered.
“Hungry,”
he repeated. “I couldn’t move, and I could feel it slipping closer. Couldn’t see
it, but I could feel it rolling in nearer.”
I
remembered every moment of my experience earlier that day in vivid detail.
“Then I
saw it.”
I blinked,
looked at him again. “You saw it?” I asked. He shouldn’t have seen a spirit
being unless it had somehow covered itself with something solid. Or unless he
had Sight himself, which I was pretty sure he didn’t.
He nodded.
“It rose out of the brush in front of me, all inky black. I could see it by
where it blotted out the campus lights behind it, and where it blocked the
stars as it rose above me. I felt like a mouse in front of a cobra. Then I
managed to scream, and ran back to the fire.”
He took a
deep breath. “The guys razzed me about the scream, asked if I’d run into a
man-eating raccoon. I was too shook up, they were too drunk. Didn’t know how to
explain what I saw, so I stood there by the fire for a long time, hoping it
wouldn’t come near. It didn’t.”
“So then
you came back here?”
He nodded.
“Yeah, couple of the guys were coming back to barracks, so I walked with them.
Strength in numbers, right?”
I wasn’t
sure numbers would really help. This thing had made itself visible, not as a
wind or even as a fire, but as something else. I didn’t know what. But if it
was able to be seen physically, I was pretty sure that meant it was incredibly
powerful and incredibly dangerous.
“Drill
Sergeant,” I said. “We need to get down there, get those people out of there.
We’ve got to get them back into barracks. They’re not safe. How many people
were at the fire when you left?”
“Maybe a
dozen?” he said.
Might be
enough to give it pause, I thought. But maybe not, too. “Come on,” I said.
“show me where. We’ll think of something to get them back to bed.”
“They’ll
be fine, Blackwell. Let it be.”
“With that
thing still out there? They’ll be tasty treats.”
“I don’t
know if I can go back out there,” he said.
“Listen, I
ran into something earlier. Sounds like the same thing you saw, and it almost
ate me, too. But I beat it. We need to stop this thing.”
Fletcher
looked up at me then. “Why didn’t you say something?”
“Because I
thought it was just after me. But it’s not – it sounds like it’s just hungry
and looking for a snack. Which those drunk kids are going to give it if we
don’t hurry.”
He got up.
Once he was moving, a little determination seemed to go a long way. He was
getting some color back, and looking more sure of himself. For that, if nothing
else, getting him to help was a good idea. And he’d seen this thing once and
yanked himself away. I knew from experience how hard that was. Fletcher might
be a bigger help than I’d guessed.
We went to
a light jog when we hit the hallway, and moved down the stairs at speed. Not
recklessly fast, but a taking two at a time in a steady pace. We were side by
side when we reached the bottom, neither of us winded. Some advantage to all
the PT. The doors out onto the parade ground were double, and we each hit one,
still moving fast.
Neither of
us were really in a hurry to see this thing again, but I didn’t know how much
time we had. We’d barely taken three steps from the building when that question
was answered – not enough.
Gunshots
thundered in the darkness, coming from a ways away. I counted six shots, then
nothing.

 

 

“Those
were from the woods around the party,” Fletcher said. “Come on!” He took off in
a sprint, and I picked up the pace to follow him. As I ran, I reached out,
drawing magic into me.
 
 
Kevin McLaughlin

 

Featured
Book: 
By Darkness Revealed
Hi and hello! Very excited to be here with you today. For
those who don’t know me yet, I’m a Boston writer of science fiction and
fantasy. I’m an amateur astrophysicist and play with swords in my spare time as
well, so my hobbies line up really well with my line of work. When I’m not
hitting friends with sticks, I might also be sailing. Or writing. More often
the latter than the former, but I enjoy both.
 

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
I came by writing naturally: my mother made me do it. No,
not quite! As a kid I used to fall asleep listening to my mom writing fiction
at her typewriter, tack-tack-tacking away while listening to some movie
soundtrack or another. Taking up the craft was so natural that I wrote my first
short story at age 7. It took second place in a local writing competition. I’ve
pretty much been involved in telling stories in one format or another ever
since.
  
How did you come up with this storyline?              
By Darkness Revealed is close to my heart, because it’s
personal. I went to Norwich University as a cadet – that’s the well I drew from
to paint a good picture of cadet life for the protagonist. Obviously the
‘Northshield University’ in the story is a fictional place, but much of the
feel I captured in the story was drawn from the real college. As for the
storyline itself? Again, a lot of it is drawn from reality. No, people were not
actually slinging bolts of magical energy around campus (not that I was aware
of, anyway!), but the real world Norwich is an unusual place with all sorts of
magical legends and tales.
  
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?
For me the best part is telling the story, hands down. When
I get into a really good flow state, I might be typing as much as three
thousand words an hour. Just letting the story spill forth onto the screen.
Those moments are a bit like singing, or dancing, or sailing, or martial arts
forms… It’s like meditation where the mind is active and burning at full speed.
Where you have complete focus on the task and everything is moving in
synchronicity.
  
The worst part? Edits. We hates them, my precious. When I’m
done telling the story, I am *done* telling the story. I don’t really want to
read it over for errors and nit-picking bits. I do, of course. And I have a
great editor who finds what I miss. But this is my least favorite part.
  
What inspires you to write?
I like telling stories. I really like telling stories for a
living. I really, REALLY like running my own business telling stories for a
living. There’s no other career out there which I get as much satisfaction
from, where I feel so complete working. If I wasn’t writing fiction, perhaps
I’d be making up stories for film or for video games or something else
entirely… For me the telling of exciting stories is more central than the
medium I use.
How did you conduct your research for By Darkness Revealed?
I cheated. I do this often.
  
Writers have two choices when it comes to research. They can
set a story someplace they have never been, in a land or culture they don’t
know at all – and then have to research the heck out of it. Or we can write a
story set someplace we either know really well, or which we are making up
entirely. Or both. For this book I did both. I set the book at a fictional
university in a fictional town, and then painted the fictional place with
real-world experiences from a similar place.
  
So, I cheated. No research. Zip. This is how I write most of
my books, actually.
  
What is your favorite quotes from By Darkness Revealed?
One of my favorite elements created just for By Darkness
Revealed is Kittybreeze. She’s a little air spirit with very feline traits.
When I was young, someone wrote a wonderful short story for Dragon Magazine
that I adored about an old wind mage who was looking for an apprentice. The
girl – who ended up getting the job – was overjoyed by the cute “puppy breeze”
that the air mage had as a pet/servant. The boy scoffed, saying that must be
the least of the spirits the master controlled. The master replied that
sometimes you need to measure worth not in terms of power, but instead with regard
to faithfulness, trust, and long years of loyal service.
I loved that story. Still do. Kittybreeze is something of an
homage to that author. (I just looked up the piece. It was “Master of the
Winds” by Sharon Lee, back in Dragon Magazine #84.)
  
What would your friends say is your best quality?
I would not presume to ask. I’m rather blessed with a few
very good friends. I like to think that I add as much value to their lives as
they do to mine. Being a friend is a give and take sort of thing.
  
Are reader reviews important to you?
Is this a trick question? *chuckle* If I say no, then I
encourage no one to ever review me. If I say yes, then I am paying too much
attention to them…
  
I read every review of every book I have out. I listen for
comments about what people liked, and what they did not. I strive to use my
reviews as a tool to grow and learn from. I do not generally respond to reviews
directly, but rest assured I read them all. Even the harsh ones! Because there
is certainly something to learn there as well, even if the lesson was simply
that *that* book did not reach *that* reader in a pleasing manner.
  
As writers, when we stop learning and growing and improving,
it’s time to hang up the keyboard. Reviews are one such tool for growth.
What do you do when you don’t write?
What is this “don’t write” thing of which you speak? *laugh*
I write almost every day. I’ll cross half a million words of new fiction this
year. A little secret? (Whispers:) I’m shooting for a million next year!
I love taking long walks through Boston with my fiancee as
well. It’s not unusual for us to walk five miles on a nice day, sometimes as
much as ten. Just exploring, seeing the city, the people, the places. Boston is
always in a constant process of endless change. It’s fascinating.
  
I fight with swords – steel and rattan alike. In armor,
thanks. It’s my current martial art; I’ve done a few other martial arts in the
past, but lately I am finding it harder to keep even this one up. I spend time
with my children, who are growing bigger and older each year. I want to make as
many memories with them as I can, so I will have things to cherish as they
outgrow their youth, although hopefully not their childhood.
  
Tell us about your other books?
The Blackwell Magic books are six titles so far. There may
be more books about Ryan Blackwell coming in the future, but for now I think
the series may rest a bit. I’ve also written three novellas called in a mini-series
called “Raven’s Heart” set in the same universe. I have the rough outline of an
epic fantasy series as well. If it comes to be, then it will very much interest
Blackwell fans.
  
I’ve also written a few science fiction books – four so far
in the “Adventures of the Starship Satori” series, and two in the “Accord”
series – “Accord of Honor” and “Accord of Mars”. I tend to write
science fiction set in the near future, using technology and society just
beyond where we are today. “Over the Moon” is a science fiction romance which
could take place just five years or so from now. Perhaps ten.
  
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know what would it be?
C.S. Lewis once said “Since it is so likely that (children)
will meet cruel enemies, let them at least have heard of brave knights and
heroic courage. Otherwise you are making their destiny not brighter but
darker.”
I believe that same sentiment applies equally to grownups.
We hear so much about the darkness of the world, these days.
We read about the cruel. We see videos of the unjust. We are deluged with
stories of the most horrific elements of human nature. But that is *not* all
that humanity is and can be. I write stories about people who have failings,
and make mistakes. Yet at the end of the day they strive to overcome those
things and act in a heroic manner. To show the best part of what it is to be
human. My heroes are there to shine light on our better natures, and to give us
all hope that we can be better than we are.
Thanks for having me! This has been fun. I hope readers
enjoy the boxed set enormously. If anyone has questions about my work, please
do drop me a message via email. I don’t always answer right away, but I *do*
answer every fan email that I get personally. (Kevins.studio@gmail.com)
  
Thank you for believing in us enough to stick with this
whole interview!
  
Above all else, thank you for reading. At the end of the
day, readers are why we write. 
*fini*
When not practicing hobbies which include sailing,
constructing medieval armor, and swinging swords at his friends, Kevin
McLaughlin can usually be found in his Boston home. Kevin’s award-winning short
fiction is now available in digital form at all major ebook retailers. His
urban fantasies “By Darkness Revealed” and “Ashes Ascendant” are available in
ebook and print. His latest stories, the “Adventures of the Starship
Satori” and “Accord” science fiction novels are ongoing.

 



 

 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight:White Raven by J.L. Weil  @JLWeil ~ #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #DivisaSeries #Dystopian

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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White Raven
by
J.L. Weil 
@JLWeil
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
DREADFUL LIES. 
UNEXPECTED LOVE. 
IMPOSSIBLE TRUTH. 

It only took one heartbeat to change my life–one chilling phone call in the
middle of the night.

And then, as if my life didn’t already suck, my dad sends my brother and me to
some idyllic island for the summer to live with a grandma we never met. WTH.
Naturally, I rebel. In the end, I find myself shipped off to Raven Hallow…and
bored to tears.

Until I get an eyeful of the mind-bendingly gorgeous Zane Hunter. The dark-hair
cutie makes my pulse go bonkers, and I think, maybe this might not be so bad
after all. Six feet of swoon inducing looks, with a hint of Celtic charm in his
voice, he was the type of guy that left a string of broken hearts in his wake.
And I had all the heartbreak I could handle.

Yet, there is something uncanny, almost supernatural about Zane, and it’s not
just his devastating smirk. No matter how much distance I put between us, Raven
Hallow isn’t big enough, and the sparking tension between is undeniable. Of
course, the one person I want to avoid becomes my salvation.

My past comes back to terrorize me. Someone wants me dead, and the closer I get
to the truth, the more I realize my whole life is a lie. I am no longer sure
what is more frightening–the attempts on my life or the guy whose heart and
soul are synchronized with mine.

WHITE RAVEN is the enthralling first installment in The Raven series. A YA
paranormal romance full of atmosphere, self-discovery, and love that will keep
you captivated until the very last page.

TJ and Rose kept the conversation rolling as I gave the
appropriate one-word responses or a head nod. I didn’t have much of an
appetite, mostly picking at my chicken Caesar salad and gazing out at the
ocean, until…
 
His hair was black as a wintry night, eyes icy blue as a
gypsy’s heart. He had a lazy saunter about him and a glint of humor twinkling
in those heart-melting eyes. There was nothing loose about his body, muscles
bunching as he tethered a boat to the dock. I twiddled the straw, staring
brazenly.
 
Good God. I wanted to have his babies. Not now, but most
definitely someday.
And just like that, my summer got a billion times hotter…and
interesting—way more interesting. I bit my lip, mulling over how I was going to
accidentally fall into his pants. Um—I mean path or even his lap would do,
anything to get that one’s attention.
 
Drool hit the table in a mad case of fangirl, and I didn’t
even know his name.
 
As if he sensed he was being slobbered over, his eyes
scraped over me, and I held my breath. Holy hot tamales. An electric bolt
of…lust maybe, I really didn’t know what it was, but it coiled through my body,
making me shudder. A flicker of an unidentified emotion crossed his face, right
before a secret smile appeared on his lips. Oh man, don’t get me started on his
lips.
 
Elbows propped on the table, I rested my head on the edge of
my palms, continually gazing and getting lost in the depths of his eyes. He
hypnotized me. I followed his movements, my eyes glued to him. Then one of my
elbows slipped off the table in classic Piper form, and down I went. I caught
myself just before my chin whacked a corner of the patio table.
 
Only me.
 
Mortified, I closed my eyes.
 

 

 

TJ laughed. “Smooth, Pipe. I think you made a lasting
impression.”
 
J.L. Weil 

 

Featured
Book: 
White Raven


I am super thrilled to be a part of this amazing boxed set and be in the company of such awesome authors. For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Jennifer Weil, but I write under J.L. Weil, and I’m most known for my Divisa Series. 



Hello, Jennifer! How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

For me, it all started because I love to read. I daydream a lot, and then one day, I started to write down the scenes running in my head. When I actually sat down to write my first book, I felt utterly ridiculous and excited at the same time. Luminescence was the end result, my very first novel. For the next two years, I literally wrote non-stop, releasing nine books. White Raven was my twelfth novel, and I currently have written a totally of fifteen books.



My publishing journey has had its ups and downs. I’ve learned so much, and most of it from trial and error (lots of error). I virtual knew nothing about self-publishing when I started, and even though I have done the traditional route, for me personally, self-publishing fits. I enjoy the creative freedom and flexibility of making my own schedule. 



How did you come up with this storyline?

Umm, I do a ton of daydreaming. Actually, I sleep with a notebook and a pen on my nightstand. There have been many times I’ve woken up and scratched something down. The fun part is trying to decipher it in the morning.



I love myths and legends, particularly those Celtic inspired.



What are the best and the worst aspects of writing?

I absolutely love being a writer. My favorite part would be sharing the excitement of something I created with my readers. I love the interaction and the shared love for the characters. It is absolutely amazing hearing how excited readers get for release day, and I definitely feed off the energy. It motivates me to keep writing.



It’s also pretty to cool to work in your PJ’s and not have to care what my hair looks like.



Are there bad aspects of being a writer? 

For me personally, my biggest obstacle to overcome is negativity. I’m kind of a sensitive person, so developing a backbone has been a challenge. No matter how many hundreds of readers tell me how much they’ve enjoyed a book or loved a character, it only takes one negative comment. It doesn’t always affect me in major ways, but it might stick with me, maybe sneak back while I’m writing.



For readers who don’t know about your books, tell us a little about them?

Romance is my favorite genre. And I adore young love. There is nothing better than exploring that first kiss, those intense crazy feelings, and being so blissfully in love that nothing else matters.



I love to write about headstrong females with smart mouths that get them in loads of trouble, and drool-worthy alpha males who get knocked on their butt all in the name of love. Add a bit of paranormal and magic to the mix and that’s my recipe for a novel. 



What do you think makes a good story?

A really hot, mouth-watering bad boy. I am a sucker for them. The more possessive and snarky, the better. Lots of kissing and stuff, if you get my drift. I also like my heroine to be sassy and empowering.



Are you a Plotting (plot out) and Pantsing (free writing) writing? 

No plotting here. I pretty much fly by the seat of my pants. My style consists of a bunch of scribbled notes of ideas and scenes that come to me in the most inconvenient times, like when I’m stuck in traffic, in the shower, or waiting in line at the grocery store. Trying to piece those together in a story that flows can be interesting. Most of the time when I get to the end of a book, I’m shocked it all came together. I also think I suffer quite a bit from procrastination thanks to Twitter and Facebook.



What are 3 of your favorite quotes from White Raven?

“I think you dropped something, Pipe,” he said. 

“Uh, what?” 

“Your standards,” he sneered.”



“Oh, so suddenly you’re an expert in crazy?” 

“After meeting you, I feel I could write a thesis on the subject.”



“…I will be your sword. I will be your shield. I will defend you until my last breath. This vow I swear freely, to be your weapon as long as you shall live.”



Who is your favorite character from White Raven and why?

Zane Hunter. I love bad boys, and Zane being death reaper definitely has a bad side. I like to let my lead males be bad. The more trouble they cause the better. They’re more fun that way!



Are reader reviews important to you? 

Extremely. I like knowing how the reader felt about the story, or if they connected with a certain character. Those are elements I want to know if they came across to the reader as I had hoped. For me, characterization is important, and I like to keep things as real as possible. I want the reader to forget it’s a paranormal story. And of course lots of hot guys help. The feedback I get from readers helps me know areas I might need to pay more attention to. I want to grow as a writer with each book.



What are five facts readers might not know about you?

1. I am obsessed with tattoos and piercings. They can be found in almost all my stories.

2.  Jensen Ackles is my celebrity crush. *sigh*

3. I love Celtic, magical, and mystical elements.

4. Green Bay Packers are my favorite team!

5. I’m shy and suck at chitchat.



Tell us about your other books?

I have two other series besides the Raven Series. The Divisa series is about a half-demon and the girl he would risk everything to save. Chase and Angel have a unique bond. And through the series the bond only deepens, solidifying Angel to Chase and consequently to Hell. This series is filled with romance, action, challenges, death, and an unbreakable love. I have mad love for these two characters.



The Luminescence Trilogy was the first series I ever wrote and is packed with magic and young love. Brianna and Gavin captivate the pages of this series. In a journey self-discovery, Bri must learn to embrace the power inside her.



What are you currently working on?

I am working on a new series, Beauty Never Dies Chronicles. It is a Dystopian Fantasy Romance with a fairytale spin. Slumber, book 1, will be out January 10, 2017.



Thanks for stopping by guys! I hope you’ll check out Dark Legends and find yourself capture by the stories inside.

  


Award-winning and Bestselling author J.L. Weil writes Teen
& New Adult Paranormal Romances about spunky, smart mouth girls who always
wind up in dire situations. For every sassy girl, there is an equally
mouthwatering, overprotective guy. Of course there is lots of kissing. And
stuff. Most of her books are for ages 16+. They usually have what she considers
the good stuff – sexual content (oh yeah) and swearing. You have been warned 😉
An admitted addict to Love Pink clothes, raspberry mochas from Starbucks,
(yum!) and Jensen Ackles (double yum!). She loves gushing about books and
Supernatural with her readers. www.jlweil.com

 

 
 

Dark Legends Boxed Set Author Spotlight: Blood Moon by Emma Nichols @EmmasErotica ~  #ASMSG #PNR #DarkLegends #EmmasErotica

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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Blood Moon
by
Emma Nichols 
@EmmasErotica
Award-Winning
and
Int’l Bestselling Author 
 
Autumn and her boyfriend were on the outs. After six months
together, he’d decided they weren’t compatible. Determined to prove him wrong,
she agrees to go hiking one October weekend. While she pictured a romantic
stroll around the lake, he booked them a grueling weekend in Yellowstone, where
he promptly humiliated her, dumped her, and left her all alone in the
wilderness. Yet again, she’d fallen for a guy who treated her like a project.
All she wanted was love and acceptance. By the time Autumn dried her tears,
snowflakes covered the trail, darkness had fallen, and her demise appeared
imminent.
 
Ronan Cormac had some decisions to make. Though he’d become
one of the most sought after agents in Hollywood, years of superficial
relationships had worn him down, making him long for a meaningful connection.
In other words, the wolf shifter was ready for a mate and LA made it impossible
for him to find one. When his sister called him home for a family emergency,
Ronan rushed back to Yellowstone. In order to save the Druids, his pack, he’d
have to find a mate and become the Alpha before the Blood Moon.

 

I watched as she curled up more, then I lay on her, my
warm furry form offering much needed protection from the snow. Still, her teeth
chattered. “So cold,” she murmured as she buried her head in my fur. For a
moment, I froze. So did she. She glanced at me as if trying to process she’d
bedded down with a wolf, then she took my head in her hands and stared me in
the eyes. I was struck by how delicate her features were, the smattering of
freckles around her nose, her small full lips, and most of all, the intensity
of her emerald colored eyes. “Thank you.” She planted a kiss on my cold wet
nose.
Then my wolf licked her face. I had nothing to do with
it. Somehow, my once fierce beast had become a puppy in her arms.
“Stay with me?” She blinked back a few salty tears.
I would know, since I’d inadvertently tasted them while
offering wolf kisses. My wolf whined in response. She must’ve taken it as a
sign of agreement. Next thing I knew, she had curled up into me, and wound
herself through my legs.
“You don’t mind that I’m fat and ugly, do you boy?” She
let out a hollow laugh. “You wouldn’t call me names and abandon me in the
wilderness would you?”
My wolf whimpered. Who would ever be cruel to this sweet
creature? Her perfume would forever be imprinted on my memory, along with those
amazing eyes. As I inhaled the different smells attached to her, I picked up on
cat and my ears went back.
“You smell Sir Purr?” She giggled as she ran her hands
through my fur like I was some common domesticated beast. Actually, I rather
liked it, until I picked up on some other scent. A male. I could feel a growl
forming in my throat.
She sighed. “That must be Joel.” She shook her head. “He
has that effect on a lot of people. And wolves, too, I guess.”
Now I had a name and a scent. Joel was in pretty big
trouble when I met up with him. I caught her yawning and laid my head on hers
to encourage her to sleep. She was safe now. The elements were no longer a
threat. If I had my way, Joel wouldn’t be, either.
 
 
Emma Nichols


Featured
Book: 
Blood Moon
Hullo! Care for a spot of tea? Sorry, I’ve been watching a
lot of Penny Dreadful on Netflix in preparation for my next series. Okay. Never
mind. I watch it because it’s dark and different and every once in awhile I
need some downtime.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to
writing?
 
Well, I first published in June of 2013. Inspired by the
success of Fifty Shades of Grey, I wrote the naughtiest story I could think up.
Sin at Sea spawned The Sinful Series, and I was hooked on the whole process.
How did you come up with this storyline? 
While scrolling through Facebook one day, there was a video
about wolves returning to Yellowstone. The wheels started turning. What if they
weren’t really wolves, but wol shifters who saved the park? The Druids were
born.
             
What are the best and the worst aspects of writing? 
I love coming up with the story ideas. The hardest part is
working through all the plot holes to make the story work.
What inspires you to write? 
I have to. Seriously. If I take too much time off from
writing, I feel it. Writing keeps me balanced. It has become part of my
identity. Some people exercise, I write. If I didn’t write, I’d eat more. No
one wants that.
How did you conduct your research for Blood Moon? 
I watched videos, I surfed the net. Good times.
What would your friends say is your best quality? 
My sense of adventure. Okay…I love to travel. Is that the
same thing?
Are reader reviews important to you? 
Reviews are everything.
I’m lucky to have built a really wonderful tribe named Emma’s Elite. I
share a FREE book every week. They read and review. I recently published a book
they helped create through a series of polls.
What do you do when you don’t write? 
I’m all about some travel. I prefer cruises, which is why my
first book was set on a cruise ship and the rest of the series were all
destination romances. In fact, I’m eyeing a 10-day cruise in May.
Tell us about your other books. 
As of today, I have four series and five standalones.
They’re a variety of genres, like romantic comedy, romantic suspense,
paranormal, and contemporary romance. The settings vary, although most of my
recent stuff is set in Charlotte, North Carolina, where I live, and the
surrounding areas. I write about whatever interests me at the time and try to
create characters readers can relate to.
If you could share one thing about yourself that you would
like readers to know, what would it be?
 
Chocolate should be a food group. White chocolate is
blasphemy. My life should have more wine in it.
Thank you for hanging out with me today. I usually have
these conversations over sushi, so I’m going to go get some now. No reason for
both of us to miss out. Have a wonderful day!
What made her decide to be an romance author?
Simple.
How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past
times into a career?
Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character,
Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She
loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping
all of life’s cliche moments spicy.
 
Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with
friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal
situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that
dream daily.