Saturday, 25 September 2021

Hearts Unleashed Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Carrie Pulkinen

 Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Carrie Pulkinen and Shifting Fate

Follow Carrie:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/carriepulkinen 

Website: https://www.carriepulkinen.com/ 





Welcome, Carrie! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

I've always been fascinated with things that go bump in the night. I grew up literally next door to a cemetery, so the dead--and the undead--were hard to ignore! Now, I live in Houston, Texas, with my sexy Dutch husband, two beautiful daughters, and two little dogs who are always up to no good.

What genres do you write?

Paranormal romance and paranormal romantic comedy

How many books have you published?

20ish?

What can a reader expect when picking up one of your books for the first time?

Humor, heart, and a man who will do anything for the woman he loves.

What were your inspirations for Shifting Fate?

Shifting Fate is set in my Crescent City Wolf Pack world, and it features Noah, a telekinetic werewolf and Amber, the alpha's sister. The inspiration for this story (and all the books in the series) comes from urban legends and folklore in the New Orleans area.

Please share your setting for Shifting Fate. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

Shifting Fate takes place in my absolute favorite city in the world...New Orleans! I have visited there many times, and I adore the food, the music, and the culture. There's never a dull moment in the Big Easy!

How did you research or prepare?

By visiting New Orleans, reading books about the folklore, and talking to locals.

Boxers, brief or commando?

Briefs or boxer-briefs. A like a little extra layer to unwrap before reaching the prize ;)

Favorite eye color?

Hazel

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you just go with the flow of life and write when you can?

I get up an hour before everyone else in my family so I can write before my day is colored by anyone else's mood.

Describe your perfect alpha hero.

Strong and protective, but he always treats his lady with respect. I can't stand alphaholes.

Thanks for joining us, Carrie!


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Friday, 17 September 2021

Cover Reveal! Hollow's Sunset is a MMMF #whychoose novel from authors Quell T. Fox & Ariel Dawn #RH

 


Hollow’s Sunrise was only the beginning...

Jade Hollow’s transgressions are stacking up...

When the Elders show up on Hollow’s ground, Jade’s world will never be the same.

She must answer for her crimes— turning Reverie, starting her own pack, and challenging alpha Dustin for the right to rule as Hollow’s alpha.

But Jade isn’t the only one with trials to overcome. Dustin, Reverie, and Ranger find themselves facing a whole new set of obstacles together as the countdown to the trials commences.

Will their legendary love be enough to overcome it all?

Find out October 12!

http://books2read.com/Hollows2


Hollow's Sunset is a MMMF #whychoose novel from authors 

Quell T. Fox & Ariel Dawn. It is the second book in the Shifters Of Starfall Creek Series. All books must be read in order.

You can read the first book in the series, Hollow's Sunrise here:

https://books2read.com/u/3yeMLn

Saturday, 11 September 2021

Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Elle Boon and Her Dragon Mate

 Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Elle Boon and Her Dragon Mate

Follow Elle:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/elleboon1 

Website: http://www.elleboon.com/ 



Welcome, Elle! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

I'm a wife, a mother, and a Mimi to one little nugget who has changed our world. I love to write all things, but paranormal is probably my favorite because I love creating new worlds where anything is possible. 

What genres do you write?

I write a little bit of everything, from Paranormal with shifters of all kinds, wolves, dragons, and bears, to MC Romance, Navy SEALs, and contemporary with some Menage paranormal thrown in that is awesome IMO

How many books have you published?

I think I'm at 48 now LOL

What can a reader expect when picking up one of your books for the first time?

Readers can expect lots of action, suspense, and sexy AF alpha males with heroines who are not weak or too stupid to live. You'll always get a happily ever after with each of my stories 'cause I am not a cliffhanger writer or lover LOL While there is sex (really steamy scenes) the stories are very plot driven and I hope well written.

What were your inspirations for Her Dragon Mate?

For the story in this anthology, my heroine has been in several other stories, but you never knew why she was so reclusive. Her daughter and her are both pink dragons and are keepers of the Fey Realm when the Queen is off doing her thing. So this story explains or tells you exactly why she is who and why and where she came from. 

Please share your setting for Her Dragon Mate. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

The book Her Dragon Mate is set in multiple places. Earth modern day plus The Dragon Realm, and Fey Realm. I love being able to create the worlds that you'll see in the story and hope y'all will be able to envision them both as well as Earth. 

How did you research or prepare?

For research I use the internet A LOT for my stories that are based off of real-life things and for my paranormal stories I look at images of things that I want to emulate and then twist and turn them to my liking. Although it's paranormal, I like to be able to envision things so that I can explain them well so that readers too can see them.

When did the writing bug first bite?

I was first a beta/crit partner for other writers who then encouraged me a little over 7 years ago and I've not looked back.

Who are your favorite authors, book/series?

OYY, I have soo many, but my first romance author I read was Diana Palmer and I still love her today. She's totally different than what I write, but I will go back and read her books when I need what I call a "brain cleanse" lol

What is your most favorite childhood memory?

Hmm, well, that's hard because I had a stroke when I was thirty-two so things are a bit wonky in my head. That's one of the reasons I started writing. I have a degree in accounting, which is what I was doing prior to writing, but as life does, it tossed me a curve. So, I swerved and here is where I am.

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

I am a cleaner. I love to clean and organize and read or watch my granddaughter RomyGirl who is the light of my life.

Boxers, brief or commando?

For me, I'm a panty girl LOL for my guy I like boxerbriefs <3

Favorite eye color?

Well, my hubby has amber eyes which I love but both my kiddos and my granddaughter have gorgeous blue sooo there you go "wink"

What's the strangest thing you've heard or seen? 

Oh, do you have all day? I've heard and seen lots of weird stuff in my life. I mean, crazy is as crazy does they say, so I tend to not judge...too hard. However, I will say, that when you put your life out there you can't help but get some raised brows from time to time. For instance, I saw a couple who were upset that people were judging them. Well, when you're sitting around talking to each others...feet, that's a little odd, but hey, you do you, Boo <3

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you just go with the flow of life and write when you can?

I usually start first thing and go with the flow. 

Describe your perfect alpha hero.

The perfect alpha hero is strong, dominant, and puts his mate and family first. He's of course sexy AF and will do anything to make his mate happy. 

Thanks for being here today, Elle Boon! 


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Saturday, 28 August 2021

Hearts Unleashed Author Interview: Featuring Julie Morgan with Blood Fortune

 Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Julie Morgan with Blood Fortune


Follow Julie:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/juliemorganbook 

Website: https://www.juliemorganbooks.com/  



Welcome, Julie! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

USA TODAY and Award-winning Bestselling Author, Julie Morgan, holds a degree in Computer Science and loves science fiction shows and movies. Encouraged by her family, she began writing. Originally from Texas, Julie now resides in Central Florida with her husband and daughter where she is an advocate for Special Needs children and can be found playing games with her daughter when she isn’t lost in another world. For more information please visit her at www.juliemorganbooks.com 

What genres do you write?

Paranormal romance

How many books have you published?

Close to 30, but now it's down to 15 after pulling my contemporary stories down.

What can a reader expect when picking up one of your books for the first time?

To fall into a new world full of magic, characters to love to hate, and shenanigans!

What were your inspirations for Blood Fortune?

For Blood Fortune, it was a trip to Venice. I visited some of the buildings that were historical and the inspiration struck there, between the beautiful masks and the history of Italy.

Please share your setting for Blood Fortune. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

Venice, Italy 1850 - Yes, I was there. Not 1850 obviously but we took a trip there for vacation. I loved the people, the history, everything about it.

How did you research or prepare?

I bought a non-fiction book on victorian women, dresses, and how women acted during this time period to get a sense and feel for how to write the story.

When did the writing bug first bite?

When I was probably five.

Who are your favorite authors, book/series?

Probably Suzanne Collins - The Hunger Games series

What is your most favorite childhood memory?

I think the first time I ever read Bram Stoker's Dracula. I was 10.

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

Reading and playing roblox with my daughter.

Boxers, brief or commando?

Boxer briefs

Favorite eye color?

Blue or green

What's the strangest thing you've heard or seen? 

Where do I begin? There's been so much, but probably the worst of the worst pick up lines. "Hey, did you fall from heaven?" Umm are you calling me a demon?

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you just go with the flow of life and write when you can?

Go with the flow. 

Describe your perfect alpha hero.

Someone who listens, and I mean hears what you're saying, isn't afraid to say no to any situation, and supports his woman as if his life depended on it.


Thanks for joining us, Julie! 


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Saturday, 21 August 2021

Hearts Unleashed Author Interview: Featuring C.D. Gorri and Shifter Mountain

 Author Spotlight Interview Featuring C.D. Gorri and Shifter Mountain

Follow C.D. Gorri:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/cgor22 

Website: https://www.cdgorri.com/ 





Welcome, C.D.! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

Hi! My name is C.D. Gorri, I write steamy, fast-paced Paranormal Romance & YA Urban Fantasy.


Most of my books are set in the same paranormal world and mainly take place in my home state of New Jersey. I call it the Grazi Kelly Universe in honor of my first heroine, Maria Graziana Kelly aka Grazi (grah-tzee). Characters and creatures overlap, but each series can be read alone.


Sometimes, I get to play in other authors' worlds and each experience has been unique and has enabled me to write a broader cast of characters and scenarios. My thanks to those wonderful authors who opened the doors and let me in! You can find me in MT Worlds, EveL Worlds, Purely Paranormal Pleasures, and Crimson Moon Hideaway shared worlds. I like to write sizzling Shifter romance books that are sexy and fast-paced with epic heroes, sassy heroines, and guaranteed happy endings for all! 😉

What genres do you write?

I write steamy, fast-paced Paranormal Romance & YA Urban Fantasy.

How many books have you published?

Over seventy and counting.

What can a reader expect when picking up one of your books for the first time?

If you enjoy sassy heroines, epic heroes, and fast-paced, steamy, insta-love stories featuring supernatural characters (mostly Shifters but there are a few Witches and Vampires in there as well) then my books are for you. No cheating and no cliffhangers, each story is a complete tale. Characters and creatures may overlap, but each series can stand on its own. My heroines tend to be curvy and my heroes possessive. When they fall, they fall hard and it lasts forever. 

What were your inspirations for Shifter Mountain?

Shifter Mountain is book one in a new series I am writing called the Hearts of Stone series. My hero's name is Keeton Grey, and he showed up when I was writing another story for another boxed set. He was so intriguing and insistent, I knew he needed his own tale and a chance for his own HEA. 

Please share your setting for Shifter Mountain. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

Like with many of my stories, Shifter Mountain is set in New Jersey. The inspiration is Panther Mountain, yes this is a real place and I chose it because my hero is a Mountain Lion or Panther Shifter. I have not had a chance to visit, but it is on my bucket list. 

How did you research or prepare?

I spent quite a lot of time studying the geography of several hiking routes, the more isolated the better in New Jersey. I have also read some blogs and articles centered around encounters with mountain lions and lost hikers. 

When did the writing bug first bite?

I've wanted to write since I was a child. I picked up a marker at around three-years old, much to my mother's dismay, and wrote my name on every available surface in our living room. I think that was the start. 

Who are your favorite authors, book/series?

Too many to possibly name, I love them all. From Shakespeare to King to Tolkein and Martin, Nora Roberts, Patricia Briggs, JR Rain, Milly Taiden, Eve Langlais, and every single author in this set with me (yes, I have read and stalked you all).

What is your most favorite childhood memory?

I grew up next door to my grandfather's Italian bread bakery in Hoboken, New jersey, and I still love the smell of fresh baked bread. It takes me back.

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

I write, I read, I cook, I take care of my family, LOL. I don't know if any of that counts as a hobby though.

Boxers, brief or commando?

All three at one time or other.

Favorite eye color?

Hazel, because they can be anything.

What's the strangest thing you've heard or seen? 

Strangest thing I have ever seen is, hmm, I don't know I am still waiting on this one. 

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you just go with the flow of life and write when you can?

Go with the flow. I have too many things going on with my kids, pets, and of course the husband, to do otherwise. ;-)

Describe your perfect alpha hero.

Okay, my perfect Alpha is smart, funny, loyal, strong, sexy, and loves his woman like no other can. Everything else is just extra.

Thank you for joining us, C.D. Gorri!


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Saturday, 7 August 2021

Hearts Unleashed Author Interview: Melissa Bell and Wild Springs

  Author Spotlight Interview Featuring Melissa Bell with Wild Springs


Follow Melissa:


Twitter: https://twitter.com/peekaboo2u2 



Welcome, Melissa Bell! Please start off by telling us a little about yourself.

I live in Brisbane, Australia. At a point in my life where I felt I needed something just for myself, I discovered the pleasures of writing. My most frequently used comment to myself is there’s not enough time in a day. I enjoy good food and good company when I'm not trying to concentrate on my writing. I also love to laugh and most of the time, I crack myself up. I am hoping that this is the start of something amazing and one day aspire to be listed amongst those blessed with the title of being on the New York Times and USA Today Best Seller lists. When I'm not writing I love to read books, many of which I have read over and over again while listening to my favourite Australian bands - Birds of Tokyo and Karnivool. 

What genres do you write?

Paranormal Romance is my first choice but I am a multi-genre author.

How many books have you published?

25

What can a reader expect when picking up one of your books for the first time?

I generally have strong alpha males and sassy female leads to give them a run for their money. I like a little mystery in the mix to keep the reader turning the pages to find out what happens next.

What were your inspirations for Wild Springs?

I love wolf shifters so I wanted to go back to my roots with this one and write a story that would capture the hearts of romance readers all around the world. 

Please share your setting for Wild Springs. Have you ever lived or visited there? If so, what did you like most?  

The setting for my story 'Wild Springs' is a fictitious place that could exist anywhere.

How did you research or prepare?

I drew pictures of the layout of the land and surrounding area. I found pictures that I felt depicted the lead characters.


I tend to go for Karnivool or Birds or Tokyo as I can use the music as backing to the images in my mind as I write.

When did the writing bug first bite?

I guess I always wanted to write but never really got into it until about 2012/2013. 

Who are your favorite authors, book/series?

Luarann Dohner's New Species Series is always at the top of my list. Closely followed by Lora Leigh's Breeds Series

What is your most favorite childhood memory?

When I was in elementary school - Grade 7 I discovered reading for the first time and found it so engrossing that I was hooked. The book I read was 'To Kill A Mocking Bird.' I then went on to read 'Flowers in the Attic.'

Do you have any hobbies or special things you like to do in your spare time?

I love to make my own swag, I think it has a personal touch to it. 

Boxers, brief or commando?

Commando 

Favorite eye color?

Hazel

What's the strangest thing you've heard or seen? 

When I was in my early 20s, I house sat for my sister when she went away for the weekend. The house was haunted by a nasty old man who didn't want anyone there. He used to move stuff around and hide it.

Do you have a set writing schedule or do you just go with the flow of life and write when you can?

I'm one that just writes when the flow is happening. I have a degenerative spinal condition that stops me from sitting for extended periods of time. So I have to make the most of it when I can. If I have to lay down I use my notes section of my iPhone to write out plots and stuff to use the next time I sit down to write

Describe your perfect alpha hero.

A perfect Alpha male is a guy who treats a woman with respect. He also draws strength from his female. 

Thanks, Melissa!



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