Author Interview - Serena Akeroyd

Posted on Friday, March 28, 2014 10:39 AM
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Hello Everyone!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Serena Akeroyd, author of the Naughty Nookie Series.
Hi Serena, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Hey Loren, I appreciate you having me on your blog!
My background is definitely not in writing; if anything, it’s in languages. I speak Spanish fluently and up until a few years ago, before I discovered writing, I could speak French and German too. Then, like a bat out of hell (couldn’t resist that particular simile,) writing blasted on to the scene. I discovered Harlequin Romance novels and I just knew my future was in romance. It was a definitely bizarre moment. I’ve never experienced anything like it.
I’ve always been a reader; never a writer. I sucked at English in school. All of a sudden, that changed. A pretty phenomenal moment for me. : )
What were you like at school?
I was very boring. I found it hard to make friends and the ones I had, I used to annoy, lol. I must have been a real nightmare. I spent a lot of time with my Grandma as a kid, so my head has always been a lot older than most of my peers. I found it very difficult to settle. Plus, I’ve always been a loner. Still am.
Were you good at English?
No! The creative writing part, I wasn’t too bad. Because of my experience with languages, grammar has always been a priority for me. But with Lit, ugh, I sucked! I just couldn’t analyze the books and I found the essays to be a nightmare. Why did Steinbeck write this? Duh, because he wanted to! I wanted to write that so badly on my exams and reports. :P I never did!
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
To become a full-time, self-supporting writer. Not asking for a lot, am I? :P
So, what have you written?
Currently, I’m in the throes of writing my first series: the Naughty Nookie Series. It includes twelve novellas, all ranging in word count from 15 thousand words to over 50 thousand. The series follows three women, Mona, Marina and Eddie as life takes them on many twisting, turning paths and all so they can discover who they truly are. Not what society has made them be.
Mona:
Fall Into Love
Crazy Little Thing Called Lust
All That Glitters
Can Be Gold
Marina:
A Bitch In Time
Just A Woman
Frustrated Instincts
And the final part of Marina’s tale was released yesterday! End Of The Beginning
Eddie’s story is coming soon. The first part is due for release in April.
Where can we buy or see them? (* include American, European and any other relevant links. Free, free promotions or prices can be included)
It’s best to shoot over to my Amazon Author Central page:
Here, you can find all my books.

Loren Mathis

Author Interview & Excerpt - Lia Davis

Posted on Friday, March 21, 2014 12:01 AM
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Hello Everyone!
Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Lia Davis author of War’s Passion and the bestselling series, Ashwood Falls.
Hi Lia, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
Hi! Thank you for having me. I have a BSB in Accounting and Finance and worked in the fields for a little more than ten years before being able to quit the day job last summer to write full time. I have two young adult children and my daughter just had my first granddaughter on February 10th.
What were you like at school?
Quiet, but out going. My dad was in the Navy, so we moved around. I had to learn to make friends pretty quick.
Were you good at English?
Yes and no. I’m not great at spelling, but good in grammar and literature.
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
I’m just happy to be able to do something I love. To me it’s all about enjoying what I do and being rewarded with the praises from readers.
So, what have you written?
Here’s my back list:
Ashwood Falls (shifters):

Stand alone:
Coming Soon:
Where can we buy or see them? 
My books are available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo, All Romance eBooks, and iTunes.
What are you working on at the minute?
Right now I’m working book 2 of the Sons of War series, Ashes of War and getting ready for the release of my first contemporary romance, Business Pleasures.
What genre are your books?
I mostly write paranormal, but I have a new contemporary series coming out soon.
What draws you to this genre?
I love paranormal because of the diverse worlds and the endless possibilities that allows me to be free with creativity.
How much research do you do?
A lot. I’ve studied Greek mythology for a few years now. I research as I write as well.
If this book is part of a series, tell us a little about it?
War’s Passion is the first book in my new series, Sons of War. The series is based off the Greek mythology of the Spartoi with a few twist of my own. The myth is that the Spartoi were warlike warriors who sprang from the earth fully grown from the sown teeth of Ares’s sacred drakon (dragon).
My twists are these warriors can shift into dragons and are considered to be Ares’s sons and there are called the Sons of War.
What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
I love writing a series. I love that I get to revisit past couples and always meet new characters.
For your own reading, do you prefer ebooks or traditional paper/hard back books?
I like both, but my book shelves are starting to overflow. So I’m going more digital these days.
What book/s are you reading at present?
I just bought Alpha’s Strength by Rebecca Royce. It’s the first book in her new series, Fallen Alphas. It’s amazing!
How can readers discover more about you and you work?

Thank you very much for taking the time out of your busy schedule to take part in this interview.

You are so welcome! Thank you for having me.







War’s Passion, Sons of War book 1
By Lia Davis

A knock sounded on the door and Gwen froze as she stepped off the spiral staircase. Frowning, she crossed the room and peeked through the peephole. Two large men stood on the other side. Panic flooded her and her heart pounded. Closing her eyes, she tried to breathe.

Calm down. You’re spooking yourself out again.

“Who is it?” she asked, not that it would help if they were murderers. Seriously, she needed to get over the nightmares.

“We’re with Sullivan Contracting. You called us yesterday.”

Gwen let out a sigh and plastered a smile on her face. When she opened the door, however, she had to bite her lower lip to keep the gasp from escaping. They weren’t just huge, they were gorgeous. Both had short black hair and well-sculpted and muscular bodies, but one was at least four inches taller than the other. The taller one wore a pair of sunglasses even though it was an overcast, dreary day.

“Aphrodite.” The shorter man breathed, drawing her attention to him.

“Excuse me?”

He smiled slowly, an expression so devastatingly loaded with charm, she was sure it proved a potent weapon against women everywhere. “Has anyone ever told you to that you are as beautiful as Aphrodite?”

Gwen turned her head and stepped aside to allow them entry. Her cheeks warmed while her heart broke a little. Her father told her all the time how much she looked like her grandmother, but she wasn’t about to tell a stranger that. “I’m afraid not. My sister went to the store get a few things. She should be back soon.”

The shorter man, who wasn’t short at all since he towered over her five foot five height, held his hand out. “Sorry to be rude. I’m Seth Sullivan and this is one of my brothers, Ty.”
Gwen shook his hand, and then offered hers to Ty. Instead of taking it, he grunted and gave her a nod before he left them alone to inspect the living room. She glanced at Seth. “Should I be offended?”

She swore she heard Seth growl before moving his gaze to hers. “Don’t be. He was born an ass. You said your sister earlier. Would that be Danielle Roberts?”

Gwen nodded. “Yes. Actually, she’s my adopted sister. My parents took her in when we were in high school.”

 “You mind if we just look around? This place has been vacant for a long time with no caretakers. I have a few safety concerns I want to check out.” His interest in safety first resonated with Gwen.

 “Sure. Elle’s an artist and loves a good project.” Maybe she overshared, but she didn’t want them to think that she and Elle weren’t aware of the home’s issues.

Seth raised a brow. “Elle?”

“Oh, Danielle. Our family calls her Elle.”

“Ah. Makes sense. Ty is short for Tyson.”

At Seth’s explanation, Ty growled. Apprehension shivered up Gwen’s spine. The growl sounded too close to the one haunting her nightmares.


Loren Mathis

Author Interview - Jodie Pierce

Posted on Friday, March 7, 2014 8:15 AM
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Hello Everyone!

Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Jodie Pierce author of 11 Vampire novellas.

Hi Jodie, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself and your background?

What were you like at school? 
I was the smart kid but not the nerd. I always raised my hand to read out loud, I stayed after class or visited during study halls to help out the teacher, I was a social butterfly.
Were you good at English?
It was my favorite subject and in 10th grade I was moved from regular English to advanced English.
What are your ambitions for your writing career? 
To be a New York Times Best-Selling Author
So, what have you written? 
The Vampire Queen, The Vampire Chronicles, Demise of the Vampire Queen, Condemned By A Vampire, The Reluctant Vampire, Crime Bites and So Do I, Once Sanguist/Twice Bi, Children of the Night, Wild Cards, In Vein, Beautiful Disasters
Where can we buy or see them?
Just go to Amazon.com and type in my name. All my books will come up. I also have them on Smashwords.com and B&N.
What inspired you to write your first book? 
I always liked English and my class was having a contest for a magazine. I won the contest and never looked back.
What was the hardest part about writing your book? 
Staying inspired. Hubby often gives me a general idea and I take it from there and run. However, sometimes it’s hard to stay motivated when I don’t plan out books…I write as I’m inspired or dream about the story.
Do you have a specific writing style? 
Nope. I just write when I’m inspired or have a dream about the story.
How did you come up with the title? 
Hubby is usually my title man. That is the hardest part for me so I get him to give me a few ideas and pick from there.
Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp? Not really.

Loren Mathis
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