Five On Friday Interview with Author J.S. Andersen

RECEIVE A FREE EBOOK, CRAVING_ MAYHEM (4)Crave author J.S. Andersen joins us today for a quick 5 question interview. Her story Chained is featured in the Craving: Loyalty anthology. Available for only 99 pennies or read free with Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/Craving-Loyalty-Book-7-ebook/dp/B07BH2VH37/ 

Do you consider being a writer a gift or a curse?
Both – I can go weeks with no thought, but when it hits, I go days of nonstop writing. I wish I could be more balanced.
How many unpublished and half-finished books do you have? Five
What is your favorite childhood book(s)?
I added the s. I can’t pin down my favorite, but I loved the Little House on the Prairie series along with Betsy and Tacy series by Maud Hart Lovelace.
What one thing would you give up to become a better writer?
Facebook? LOL. I’d have to give up a few other hobbies I have along with work to have more time.
Do you prefer reading traditional paperback/hard cover books or ebook? Why?
Hand held books all the way. Love the feel of holding a book and putting in a bookmark or doggy ear when needed. 
To learn more about J.S., visit her website: http://www.jsandersen.net/

In Depth with… Author Shelly Morgan

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Crave author Shelly Morgan stopped by to give us a deeper view into her latest release, The Preacher’s Daughter.

Hello, my name is Shelly Morgan and I’m the author of The Preacher’s Daughter (Rough Riders MC #1) that was released on March 27th, 2018.

This was an idea that popped into my head one night as I was lying in bed watching a movie (I can’t even remember what the movie was now to be honest, but that’s not important). In the movie, there was a girl that was the daughter of the town preacher. She was polished, proper, and everything you’d expect from the preacher’s daughter. And it got me thinking…You see I once knew a girl like this. She was in my class in school and her father was a pastor. And at first, I hate to say this, but I thought she’d be dull and shy. But I was very wrong. She was quiet, but once you got to know her, she was adventurous and pushed the limits. She was a rebel and we became very good friends. Some would even say we were partners in crime!

Anyway, that got me thinking about how it must have been for her to deal with people, me included, judging her before they even knew her. And it also got me wondering if she rebelled for that exact reason, or if that was just who she was as a person. And so, The Preacher’s Daughter was started!

The Preacher’s Daughter is rough, dark, suspenseful, steamy, and everything in-between.  And the ending is maybe a little abrupt, and you may feel like there was no closure to what happened. But I can assure you, there is more coming from Angel and Torq in the next story.

The second book will be Amy and Ice Man’s story, but as you will find, Amy is very close with Angel, and Ice Man have grown close to Torq. Angel has a lot of healing left to do and so does Torq. That’s where their friends will come in. Amy and Ice Man help with this process, and will even help bring Georgie to justice for his part in what happened to Angel.

And some of you may ask if Angel will reconnect with her parents. I can only say this; she will see her parents again, but you’ll have to wait to see how that encounter goes!

Below, I have shared one of my favorite parts of the story. If you’ve read it, maybe you agree. And if you haven’t, maybe it’ll be enough to pique your interest and you’ll check out my latest release, The Preacher’s Daughter.

Excerpt from The Preacher’s Daughter by Shelly Morgan

“You’re the definition of innocent. You’re pure and good, beautiful, and so full of passion. You’re one of the few things God got right, if there is a God.”  Not able to stay away from her any longer, I close the gap between us and take her face in my hands. “I want you. God help me, I want you more than my next breath. Every atom in my body screams for me to take you and make you mine, and I want nothing more than to give in to that call. But it still doesn’t make it right. I’m no good for you, Angel. My soul belongs to the devil, and you’re destined to fly with the angels. You should stay away from me.”

I don’t know when I became the martyr or sentimental, but everything I said is the truth. She’s too good for someone like me, and if I do what I’ve been fantasizing about, I’ll ruin her. The demons inside me would be too much for her. I just don’t know if I have the strength to stay away from her, even though I know it’s what’s best for her.

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Learn more about Shelly by visiting her website at: http://www.authorshellymorgan.com/

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Five on Friday: Interview with Author Elsa Kurt

RECEIVE A FREE EBOOK, CRAVING_ MAYHEM (5)Elsa Kurt joins us today for a quick 5 question interview. Elsa’s story The Devil’s Own Brotherhood is featured in our Craving Loyalty anthology. Available for only 99 pennies or read free with Kindle Unlimited: https://www.amazon.com/Craving-Loyalty-Book-7-ebook/dp/B07BH2VH37/

 

1)      What is your favorite childhood book?

So many to choose from, but the one I love most of all is The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis (and subsequently, the whole Narnia Chronicles). I can’t tell you how many times I climbed into my grandparent’s wardrobe hoping that I burst through the snow-capped trees and see the lamppost and Mr. Tumnus!

2)      Do you Google yourself?

I confess, I do. Vanity? Yes. Curiosity? Yes. Showing off to friends? Afraid so.

3)      What is the sexiest accent?

Bloody hell, I’d say an English accent. I think I literally swoon when I hear one.

4)      What is your favorite romance sub-genre to write and read?

I’m a big sap for sweet romance, both for writing and reading. I’m, by nature, a super awkward human (my protagonists often are, too) so—while they’re not off limits—steamy sex scenes are not generally my ‘thing.’

5)      What is the best compliment you’ve received about your writing?

This might sound bad, but the best compliment was when someone called me a jerk for making them cry. The greatest thing you can accomplish as a writer is to make the reader feel something deeply, so when I’ve written a scene that I’ve cried writing, I hope that the emotion conveys. When it does, it’s like winning a million dollars!

To learn about this amazing author, please visit her website at: http://modernmelly.com/home/

#GetPublished Crave Publishing Accepting Short Story Submissions

It's Back! (2)New anthology theme announcement: Craving Forbidden.

Crave Publishing, a division of Limitless Publishing, is accepting short stories for the contemporary romance anthology Craving: Forbidden. Completed stories should be 10,000 words (7,500 minimum, 12,000 maximum, with 10,000 as the ideal length).

Sometimes there’s the one person everyone thinks is totally wrong for you. The one with whom you have nothing in common, or the one your friends warn you is sure to lead straight to disaster. We are looking for stories featuring an unlikely or slightly scandalous couple. Maybe it’s a boss or professor, someone from the opposite side of the tracks, an ex you swore you’d never speak to again, or your best friend’s brother. No step-sibling or step-parent stories, please.

Interested authors should email with a short summary (not to exceed 250 words) of their story in the body of the email and attach the following in two separate Word documents:
• Document 1: Your complete, edit-ready short story of approximately 10,000 words. Format as follows…
o 1” margins, 12-point Times New Roman
o Auto indent for paragraphs of 0.2” (Do NOT use tabs)
o Single space, with NO additional line space between paragraphs
o If your story contains chapters, use a page break (control+enter) to move to the new page. (Do NOT hit multiple line returns to reach the new page)
• Document 2: Author’s recent publishing history and current social media links

DEADLINE to submit the story is 5:00 p.m. US Eastern time, JUNE 8, 2018. (Hard deadline, no exceptions.)
Complete, edit-ready stories should be sent to lori@cravepublishing.net.

Authors will be notified on or about JUNE 15, 2018 if their story has been selected.

Release date is planned for SEPTEMBER 25, 2018.

Please email lori@cravepublishing.net for more information.