Sunday, March 26, 2017

Book of the Week: The Case of the Guilty Ghost by Amber Kell & RJ Scott #Review





Authors: Amber Kell & RJ Scott
Book: The Case of the Guilty Ghost
Series: End Street #6
Length: 111 pages

Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK 

Synopsis

Bob is lost in grief, Sam is fighting for his life, and there is no middle ground. Can their love survive?

Bob is grieving over his brother’s sacrifice. Guilt-ridden and devastated, he buries himself in vampire mourning and pulls away from Sam.

Magic tears Sam from the vampire castle and he has to face new adversaries alone, when all he wants is Bob at his side.

Ettore is in the Aset Ka waiting room, next in line for the ceremony for his soul to be torn from his body. Aset Ka has other plans, and Ettore finds himself reunited with a lost love and fighting alongside his brother.

A forgotten past binds Theodore ‘Teddy’ McCurray Constantine III to Ettore, and with the curse tied to Ettore broken by his death, Teddy’s past returns to him with a vengeance.

A royal family in denial, a battle between gods, and long forgotten love leaves no time for Sam and Bob to take a breath. Is it too late to save the supernatural world? 
 



Review

Oh my word! I love this series. It’s all been building toward this one. I think it’s the final book in the series but never say never! 
Sam is the almighty power of the universe. As we’ve followed him from book one until now, we have seen his magic grow. And through it all we’ve asked why? What is the reason? Well, I can tell you all this; you’ll find out in this book. Your questions get answered and End Street meets its end game!
Bob, Ettore, Teddy, Smudge, Jin, Mal, Maliki, all of them are in for the fight of their lives and I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire book. This is extremely fast paced and over before you know it. If this is in fact the end of this series I am going to miss it terribly. 
We find out Teddy’s story, Ettore’s fate, and all the questions get answers; and I have to say, RJ and Amber really filled in the holes, gaps, and loose ends wonderfully. This very well might be my most favorite paranormal series out there. I want to go back and read them all again (and I am not a re-reader) because I want to see if I can pick up on the little things that in the end made all the difference. Each case Sam took on was vital to Sam’s purpose, his power, and ultimately his responsibility.
You have to read these books in order. They aren’t stand alone and you’ll miss out on a lot if you don’t
Huge bravo and standing ovation to these authors!





Promotional Post: Crave by JM Dabney #Review #Excerpt #Giveaway




Author: JM Dabney
Book: Crave
Series: Brawlers #1
Self Published
Publication date: March 21, 2017
Length: 129 pages


Reviewed by Meredith


Synopsis

Welcome to Brawlers Bar…

 A quick pit stop for a comfortable bed to sleep turned into an eight-year stay. Vincent “Crave” Butler hit the road the day after college graduation and hadn’t looked behind him since. He’d swore to never stop moving, but the night he drove into Powers, Georgia changed the course of his life. He’d hit a bar called Brawlers with its rundown exterior and pride flag beside the door, the next day he had a job. Second in command to the Head of Brawler security, Crave found the place he didn’t have to run from. No one would call Crave sane. He lived to make people as uncomfortable as possible just for his own twisted amusement. That all changed when a certain cute as fuck bartender walked in for an interview.

No one wanted Twitch Harrison around. He was small, femme and annoying on his best days, downright abhorrent on his bad ones. When college turned out to be a no-go, and the parents canceled his credit cards he’d needed a job. Walking into Brawlers, the roughest gay bar in his hometown, was like a game of pick the thing that didn’t belong—him. The two owners, Scary and Tank, hired him on and four years later he was still that thing that didn’t belong. No one made it more apparent than bouncer Crave Butler who didn’t hide the fact he barely tolerated Twitch’s presence.
Crave threatened every man who thought they’d get the pretty Twitch but would Twitch rather be in their beds than his? Only one way to find out and he hoped Twitch was ready for forever because that’s what Crave was determined to have.



Review


If you read JM Dabney’s Twirled World Ink series you are aware of the Brawlers. Well Crave opens this series. Him and Twitch! Yeah, if you read the other books you know Twitch too. And he is just as awesome as you hope he will be!

I want to say you don’t need to read the Twirled World Ink series to read this book. It’s totally a standalone and you will not be confused. But, you want to read the other series because it’s awesome.

Crave and Twitch are mentally shattered. They see only the flaws in themselves. But when they look at each other they see the other’s beauty. Isn’t that what true love is? Crave of course handles himself in the worst way he possibly can. For Twitch, he needs to calm down.  Crave lives his life so afraid of becoming something or I should say someone that he doesn’t even realize his own amazing worth.

Twitch is a caffeine firecracker of amazing. I want to hang out with him because he makes me laugh, he loves hugs, he’s beautiful inside and out, and he needs love. These are like the best things ever!
Watching these two navigate whatever it is they are, was something else. They have a lot of ups and downs, but the author gets them to act like adults and shake off their insecurities. They are masterful together and this book is an awesome way to start this series!

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Chaos reigned at Brawlers Bar. Fists flew from every direction and bodies fell against Crave Butler. He was about to spin to take on the guy at his six but pulled the punch at the last moment as Bull his coworker came into view.
“Motherfucker, are all your brains in your fucking dick,” Bull growled.
He protested, “This wasn’t my fault.” He ruined the innocent tone as he laughed like a maniac.
He hadn’t thrown the first fucking punch, so actually, he wasn’t lying. Bodies started flying up and out of the crowd as he spotted Psycho tossing people around like they weighed nothing. Almost seven-feet of pissed off man was downright fucking Scary; no way in fuck he’d admit that to anyone, though.
Then the realization came. Shit, Psycho was after him. He started to duck and weave, disappearing for someone Crave’s size was impossible. He lifted weights at least three times a week, he was the shortest of Brawlers Security team at six-two but other than Psycho he was definitely the bulkiest in muscle mass.
“Elijah is fine,” he yelled and tried to hide behind Bull.
“I told you no fights when my pretty boss is in-house.”
Crave rolled his eyes, he swore Psycho had a massive hard-on for Elijah. If true, Psycho had a death wish.
“Scary and Tank—”
“Not my bosses. Now, come here so I can kick your ass.”
“Bull, do something.” Crave peeked over Bull’s shoulder. “The fucker is insane.”
“Just take it like a man, Crave.” Bull walked away.
Crave was exposed. “Come on, man, I didn’t throw—”
He ducked a right jab but grunted when a left hook landed against his ribs “Motherfucker, are you wearing brass?” The question ceased when huge hands grabbed his shoulders and pushed him down. Psycho’s knee came toward his nose in slow motion. He barely pushed himself out of the way, and the worn denim of Psycho’s jeans grazed his cheek.
“Psycho,” Elijah’s raised voice came out of nowhere.
He turned his head in time to see Elijah with his hands on his hips and a dark brow raised.
“Yes, boss?”
“What are you doing?”
“Kicking Crave’s ass.”
Crave rolled his eyes as he took advantage of Psycho’s distraction and tried to pull away only to earn himself a sucker punch to the gut. The air whooshed from his lungs as he planted his hands on his knees and tried to draw in a breath.
“And why are you kicking Crave’s ass?”
“Because he didn’t listen to me,” Psycho answered.
“Is that a question or an answer?”
“Um, it’s an answer, he didn’t listen and put you in danger.”
Crave snorted. Elijah might be lacking in muscle and height, but the man could wield a mean bat when the time arose.
“I was perfectly safe, Psycho, what have we talked about?”
“Don’t beat up on people weaker than—”
Elijah had the nerve to laugh. Bastard.
“No, what did we discuss?”
“To think before we punch, but I thought about it. And after careful consideration, he deserved the beating.”
“Psycho.”
The big bastard exhaled heavily and hung his head.
“We don’t fight with friends. He’s not my friend.”
“Psycho, come on, let’s have another talk, come on.” Elijah held out his hand.
Crave straightened and earned an elbow to the gut. “Dammit.”
“Psycho, no, bad Psycho, are we going to have to talk about another visit to the doctor?”
Psycho huffed and Crave watched him walk away.
“No, boss, I’m—” Psycho growled, then cleared his throat, “Sorry.”
“Shouldn’t you tell Crave you’re sorry too?”
“Do I have’ta?”
“No, but we still have to talk, buy me a coffee.”
Elijah was insane, he’d thought it when the cute man hooked up with his bosses Tank and Scary, but when he adopted Psycho, it turned into a fact. The small man slipped his arm through Psycho’s and led him away. Crave breathed a sigh of relief and jumped back as a massive fist came back to pop him in the nuts.
“Dude, that’s low.”
“What did you do?”
“Nothing, boss.”
Psycho smirked over his shoulder as he walked away with Elijah on his arm.
“Your boss won’t always be around to save your ass,” Crave called out and grimaced as he ducked away as Psycho tried to turn back to him.
“He’s gonna kill you one of these days.”
Scary’s gruff voice made him turn his head to see his boss’s amused expression.
“Why haven’t you fired his oversized ass yet?”
“Elijah loves that man like a son, which is weird as fuck since the man is only a year younger than him.”
“Does he join—”
“I’ll kick your ass if you finish that shit right there. I don’t know what the fuck is going on with you, but you cause one more fight in my bar, I’ll let Psycho kick your ass to the door. Got me?”
“Sorry, man, I shouldn’t have said that.”
“Damn right,” Scary growled and headed toward where Elijah and Psycho were sitting at the bar.
Fuck, Crave slid his hands into his back pockets and watched as Bull cleared the mess. Setting some of Psycho’s casualties up with a free round. He probably deserved the beating Elijah saved him from, but he probably needed one from Scary too. Crave lived with a constant inappropriate comment fighting to get free from his mouth. He knew it, and mostly he didn’t give a fuck if it got him in trouble, but he knew better than to try his shit with Scary. That mean fucker would hide his body and never think twice.
Scanning the crowd, he noticed most of the rowdy crowd departed. He made his way outside to take his usual spot on a barstool beside the door.
He stared out across the parking lot to the deputy vehicle in the empty lot on the other side of the road. He gave the guy a two-finger salute, and the deputy flashed his headlights. The new guy seemed cool enough. He didn’t fuck with them as much as the others did.
He yelled as a bag of ice slammed into his sore stomach. “What the fuck, man.” Crave turned his head to find Twitch standing next to him. The man tucked his long curls behind his small ears and crossed his arms over his thin chest. Crave never met a man he’d consider beautiful before, but that ended the minute Twitch sashayed into Brawlers for an interview.
“You pissed off the bosses again.”
“Don’t fucking start, Twitch.”
“I’m not starting anything. Just saying.”
“Am I fired?”
They’d threatened to fire him before and with any other job he’d taken he hadn’t given a shit about it, but he loved working there.
“They finally have a solid crew they trust, but whatever’s going on in that head of yours, you better work it out before they change their minds.”
It’s like none of them knew him. He was the same as he was the minute he’d walked into Brawlers. Eight years he’d worked the door of Brawlers as second in command to Tank. Like the rest of the crew except the bosses, he’d taken up residence in Bull’s house. They lived and worked together sooner or later shit was going to get tense, they’d fight and be done. He had to admit his head was fucked up lately. Crave remembered the minute shit went fucking nuclear—Twitch had smiled at him.
“I ain’t got shit going on in my head,” he lied like a motherfucker. “And I didn’t throw the first punch.”
“You rarely do, but you sure as hell don’t back down.”
“Kinda my job.”
“I’m going back inside, Hunter isn’t screwing up my paperwork again. How fucking hard is it to learn the POS?”
Twitch didn’t wait for him to answer and headed back through the open door. Crave dropped the bag of ice to the ground. He hadn’t gotten laid in almost a year, and it was all Twitch’s fault. His usual type was a big and muscular, but submissive.
Twitch was too fragile for him, yet he didn’t want anyone else. Okay, he hadn’t turned into a monk since he’d first laid eyes on Twitch. The unfamiliar guilt he had over the men he’d brought home or hooked up with caused him to hook up infrequently until it ceased completely last summer. He loved sex. Fuck, he just missed fucking, but he only wanted one man.
He’d wanted to touch Twitch’s smooth tanned skin and trace every inch of that beautiful slim body from the second Crave had spotted him. Crave dreamed of tangling Twitch’s long dark hair around his fist as he fucked Twitch’s tight, rounded ass till Twitch screamed for him. He wanted to own Twitch; the man’s pleasure and pain all his.
Crave didn’t understand the concept of jealousy and didn’t become attached, but every man who even looked at Twitch got a warning. With his size, they never went against him, and he made sure they knew he wasn’t fucking around.
He wouldn’t share his boy, and every motherfucker knew it; if they didn’t, they learned quickly and painfully.
“No more fighting tonight,” Bull’s deep, gravelly voice jolted him out of his thoughts.
“I’m not—”
“I know that look, and it’s never good.”
Crave shot a glance at the silver haired man and found Bull’s glare promising retribution. Bull had worked there even longer than him. He called the grumpy bastard one of his best friends, but Bull wasn’t a man to fuck with no matter how long they’d been friends.
“I’ve gotten enough shit, Bull.”
“Listen, we don’t fight amongst ourselves. That shit is for the ring, remember it.”
Oh, he remembered, he’d tangled with Bull and Psycho, even Tank and Scary a few times. At Bull’s they settled arguments in the boxing ring Bull had set up in the barn. When the fight ended, they left it on the mat.
“Psycho came after me.”
“I already talked to him. This shit won’t keep happening. I ain’t the parent here.”
“I got it, no need—”
“Definitely a need since you threatened that fucker because he flirted with Twitch. Don’t try to deny it because I saw you smile when he threw the punch. I ain’t saying nothing about it, but either you take care of claiming your boy, or you let him go.”
Again he wasn’t given a chance to respond, and Bull disappeared.
His secret was out, fuck. Hopefully Bull would keep it to himself. There was only so much he could take from his co-workers and friends. He had to live with these people, even Twitch took up residence in what became known as Brawlers Farm.
His control was slim on a good day, nonexistent any other time. Crave already caught Twitch sneaking out on several nights over the past couple of months. He was positive there was someone out there he couldn’t threaten. Some strange man putting his hands on Twitch—fucking Twitch. The beautiful man didn’t know it yet but Crave owned him. His fists clenched so hard his knuckles cracked. He growled low in his chest and caused two men leaving to jump. He didn’t apologize, something in their retreat satisfied him.
He just had to find Twitch’s boyfriend, destroy the motherfucker, and prove to Twitch Crave was the man for him. Easy, right?




Author Bio

By day, J.M. is an introverted cook hiding out in her kitchen in the middle of nowhere Ohio, by night and any free time she may have, she is a writer of mainly LGBTQ Fiction and Erotica. Although. she's equal opportunity when it comes to telling a story, she'll even write a bit of straight erotic romance when the mood strikes.
She has been writing for years in old notebooks. At the age of eight, she wrote the worst poem in the history of poetry, but it sparked her love for writing. She reads too much and loves to get lost in other worlds and her favorite stories have to include laughter and having the reader doing at least one double take. Thirty-something, forever restless she uses her stories to ground herself, and find her place of peace.







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Release Blitz: Embrace the Fire by Felice Stevens #Giveaway #Review




Buy Links: Amazon US | Amazon UK

Cover Design: Reece Dante 

Photography: Varion Krylov of Strangeland Photography

Length: 90,000 words

Through Hell & Back Series

A Walk Through Fire (Book #1) Amazon US | Amazon UK
After The Fire (Book #2) Amazon US | Amazon UK

Blurb

Brandon Gilbert has spent years in hiding, but he’s finally accomplished his dream of working as a public school teacher. When offered the chance to help bullied children, there was no way he could say no. Not to mention that meeting Dr. Tash Weber, the psychiatrist who helps them, a sad yet sexy older man, ignited a spark inside Brandon he’d never had before.

Though five years have passed since the death of his lover, Dr. Sebastian "Tash" Weber has no interest in relationships or love. But young, enigmatic Brandon awakens his heart and his desire. Despite Tash’s best efforts to push him away, Brandon unlocks the passion for life Tash thought he’d lost forever.

Falling in love wasn’t part of the plan for either Brandon or Tash, but neither family disapproval nor self-doubts can stop them from embracing the fire that burns between them. And when Brandon returns home to fight for a future he never imagined possible, he and Tash discover that the one thing worth fighting for has been with them all along.

NB This is a re-release and has been extensively re-edited and revised with almost 10k words of additional content added.


Review

I'm going to miss these boys. *sigh* Felice has taken us full circle. And I'm going to say that this journey around this circle of fire has been fierce. 3 men, shattered, separated, searching. We followed Ash, and Luke, now we get to follow Brandon. The youngest of the brothers. Oh how I got goosebumps, I held my breath to the point I almost passed out. And Felice didn't disappoint. This was the reunion to end all reunions! You know that feeling you get when you've missed someone, or you've been dying to feel them? With each passing book in this series that need grew and now comes the Embrace. The final hurdle. This series has played with every emotion. I laughed, cried, screamed, and fell in love. Brandon and Tash's story is magical. I adored how Felice closed this series off. No loose ends. Peace, beauty, and a happily ever after. I let the fire lick me, Walked through it, endured the pain After the Fire, and yes, I happily embraced it in the end. Bravo, Felice!!!

This book originally came out in 2015 and the review above was if that year. I have since re-read this and the series and find it to be even better the second time around and very highly recommend you read ALL the books. The journeys these brothers take is remarkable and to this day, breathtaking!

 



About Felice

I have always been a romantic at heart. I believe that while life is tough, there is always a happy ending around the corner, My characters have to work for it, however. Like life in NYC, nothing comes easy and that includes love, but getting there is oh so fun and oh so sexy.

I live in New York City with my husband and two children. My day begins with a lot of caffeine and ends with a glass (or two of red wine). I practice law but daydream of a time when I can sit by a beach somewhere and write beautiful stories of men falling in love. Although there are bound to be a few bumps along the way, a Happily Ever After is always guaranteed.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Random Review: Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns by Tara Lain #Review #Giveaway





Author: Tara Lain
Book: Cowboys Don't Ride Unicorns
Series: Cowboys Don't #2
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Reese Dante
Publication date: March 22, 2017
Length: 226 page



Reviewed by Meredith


Synopsis

Cowboy Danny Boone—a name he made up one drunken night and has regretted ever since—harbors a big past and yearns for a small future. A short, bright career as a champion bull rider almost ended in his death when his homophobic father discovered Danny was gay. Now Danny longs for a plot of land he can build a ranch house on and enough money to make up for some of the education he missed.

Danny also hides a preference for beautiful femmes who like to top—a combo rarer than a unicorn. Then onto the guest ranch where Danny works drives San Francisco decorator Laurie Belmont, a young man so gorgeous he makes horses gasp, and so ballsy he almost kills Danny’s attacker.

Laurie’s trying to find his way out from under the thumb of a domineering mother, helpless father, and rich, privileged boyfriend.

But no matter the attraction, their lives are worlds apart, and cowboys don’t ride unicorns.



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Review

This is book two in Tara Lain’s Cowboy’s Don’t series. The previous book was about Rand and Kai and we are dealing with a whole new duo in this one! Cowboy’s Don’t Ride Unicorns is absolutely a standalone and doesn’t require you to read book one to understand anything.

Danny works for Rand and Kai on their ranch and he has quite the sad and violent past.  He also has big dreams about a small life. You can feel the longing as you read this character. He has a “type” and there’s nothing wrong with that. Being a big bad bull rider once upon a time, and surviving a homophobic father who stole all his money and nearly killed him, Danny’s dreams feel like just that…dreams.

Laurie is pretty much everything Danny craves. When we meet him he’s in a relationship and has his boyfriend with him on this vacation. I have to say, I wondered how the author was going to work this. Laurie is beautiful. He is the femme unicorn Danny has longed for and a power top to boot! Laurie is super unhappy in his current relationship. He has an awful mother and is so stuck in his occupation. He needs more.

There’s some issues with cheating that this book touches on that in a small way made me have sort of an icky feeling about Laurie. I felt that he really needed to deal with his current relationship before anything with Danny and that left me with a bad taste in my mouth toward the character. But there are cheaters and redeemers in this world so I didn’t feel it took me out of the story too much to hope for Laurie and Danny.

It is a sweet story with a lot of self-discovery and making dreams come true. Though I loved book one better I found this one to be enjoyable and entertaining.




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Saturday Author Spotlight: Meraki P. Lyhne #Interview #Giveaway #Review



It's that fabulous day of the week: Author Saturday Spotlight! Today we are talking with Meraki P. Lyhne. If you aren't familiar with his work you should remedy that immediately. He's written (in the process) two awesome series, Chronicles of Earned and The Cubi. Today we are focusing on The Cubi series because of his new release Rising Beauty, book three in the series. We will glance at all three books and I will share my review of his latest masterpiece. There's an awesome interview, and of course a giveaway where one person will get to win a book from Meraki's The Cubi series. So, sit back and relax.



Business school is not for Daniel. Not after making the cover of Teen Model. The only problem is that his parents don’t agree, and Daniel skips school to set his plans for fortune and fame in motion. Meeting the award-winning photographer Heimli will change his life, but not in the ways the nineteen-year-old young man expects.

At the age of four hundred thirty-six, Seldon has fed on more beautiful men than he can remember. Living in seclusion from the human world, humans are brought to the Incubi and Succubi as slaves to feed on. Amongst these slaves are the rare Untouchables. When Seldon is entrusted with the safekeeping of one, he has his work cut out for him—especially since this Untouchable gets on his nerves. And under his skin










Daniel was an Untouchable destined to be trained as a companion to a high ranking Cubus. A red-eyed Incubus screwed all that up at a dinner party, and Daniel is now a confused Changeling with a libido far exceeding anything he could ever have dreamed off.

Seldon failed in keeping the Untouchable under his care safe, and he accidentally dosed the too young human. His worst fears came to pass when Daniel turned out to be a Changeling, and Seldon now has to face the Cubi justice for turning someone so young.

Luckily, Seldon has a powerful friend at his side—one who also has an eye for the young beauty.










Since the Mayflower brought the first five Cubi to America, the race has looked forward to this day. But an overlooked historical detail can bring everything they have worked toward to an end.

Daniel is settling in and trying to find a rhythm after the latest change in his life. With the help of Seldon, Caledon, and the Grand Lady Geodin, Daniel begins his education and development to rise as a full-fledged Incubus.

Seldon is not a man who rattles easily, but the latest changes to his life after the Cubi Court Order has sent the old Incubus out in uncharted territory. Falling madly in love with a human raised boy does not help uncomplicate things—especially when that boy is not yet versed enough in the Cubi ways to not mistake feeding for love or love for feeding.






Review of Rising Beauty

Throughout this series, we have followed Daniel go from bratty, vain teenager to so much more! This series has had so many twists and turns and shocks and awes! In Rising Beauty we are seeing Daniel grasp his fate. Embrace his future, and accept his life how it is.

There was so much to love about this book and I will be the first to admit I didn't see many things coming... but I'm glad they did. Because each book is a rolling story in a sense, they have to be read in order. No book is a standalone. Start with Untouchable Beauty, follow it with Claimed Beauty, then read this one and wait with bated breath like the rest of us for book four.

We are dealing with so much discovery and suspense in this book. A lot of answers are brought to light and so many giddy moments are had! And because this is a progressive story you are left on the edge of your seat in the end.

It's hard to review this book without giving out spoilers so understand my plight! There is steamy, hot, breathless sex in this book just like the others. Meraki has weaved and incredible plot with all the sexy times. And the world building is out of this... universe.

I don't just give this book five stars, I give this series, to date, five stars. They are fast paced, gripping, sexy, thrilling, humorous, and beautiful and I can't recommend this whole series enough!





Interview

Meraki, I can’t thank you enough for being here today! I’m a HUGE fan. You have a new book that just released and it’s the third book in your Cubi series. It’s called Rising Beauty. It follows two previous books in this series: Untouchable Beauty and Claimed Beauty. It’s quite the fabulous evolution and I’m excited we get to talk about it today.


First, let me ask you how this series came to be. Where did the plot bunny come from?

I have no idea! I remember thinking that I wanted to write something totally different from the other series, Chronicles of an Earned. It’s a dense series that took more than eight years to research before I felt comfortable with the world building and facts and all that stuff. And I wanted to push some boundaries. Write something darker, and I wanted to write sex so steamy it could make most people blush. It was meant to be darker than it is, but then the characters took over, and I was placed on the back seat with the keyboard and no say in it.

Tell us about Daniel. He’s the focal point in this series. I know you don’t want to give anything away since he’s full of surprises. But what can you tell people who haven’t read the series about him?

He’s a vain and bratty teenager who thinks he knows everything. He doesn’t. The consequences of his choice to go right instead of left that morning will test him. He either grows or he fails.

Is Daniel modeled after anyone or is he just a vision in your head?

Totally in my head! I have only once modeled a character after someone’s physical appearance (to honor my art teacher, actually, so now he’s an art teacher in a book). But I did find an image that made me pause because he looked so closely to the young man in my head. I don’t own the rights to this image, but I have it on Pinterest in a Cubi folder. https://dk.pinterest.com/pin/472878029605187311/

Do you have a set number of books in this series?

No, but I have titles and lose plot ideas for about 8 books in all.

Each title is really perfect for each book. You realize that more after you read it. Are all your upcoming books in this series titled or do you title them after you’ve written them?

Some weren’t titled before after writing it, but in particularly creative moments, I sometimes make titles en masse, and they often drop plots at the same time. If they all hold-up, then I have the titles for all 8 Cubi books scribbled on an old envelope. But my stories have a tendency to explode and grow bigger than I expected, so we’ll have to wait and see.

Do you have a board filled with facts and whatnot to keep yourself on track for this series or are you just flying by the seat of your pants?

I have an extremely detailed memory, and I don’t often need to go back or look things up. It’s the same with Chronicles. Each book in that series is approximately 105.000 words, and I remember 95 %.

For the BIG fans; what can you tell them to look forward to in Rising Beauty?

Well *trying to look screwed here* I guess that depends on who you root for, but there’s a bit more about Caledon.

You do have another series out there called Chronicles of an Earned. I honestly didn’t know about this series until I read The Cubi so I’m excited to read it. Tell us about this series so we can all buy the books lol?

Well, as mentioned, it’s very different from Cubi in that the plot is enormous, the world building and demigods are unique, and I’ve worked very hard on not copying or even borrowing anything from big religions other than what I twist for making a point. I spent many years reading comparative religious theories and everything on metaphysical teachings, theories, etc. I try to keep things both believable and true to what I let myself inspire from in the real world. Like the lore of Fairies. It started out as contemplation whether or not duality really exists. Like, black and white and the whole dichotomy of good and evil. There’s some sweet sex in there, too. Some romance, some difficult relationships, some awkward ones, too. There’s humor and everyday problems to be solved along with the epic ones. I hope it’s a good balance, but this is a series for people who’d like to think and contemplate some of the bigger questions in life. It can be read for entertainment as well, but there are some doozies hidden in the subtext.

There’s a lot of sex in The Cubi series but it’s also majorly vital to the plot because this is a race of Incubi and Succubae. Do you find writing sex to be difficult or is it an easy thing for you?

I gotta admit, I’m surprised at HOW easy it is. I wanted to push myself, but I got over it so quickly. In the end, I’ve just come to terms with being ridiculously kinky, and I rock it!

How can your fans follow your work: Facebook, Twitter, Website?

I have (new and small) fan groups on Facebook. Cubi is secret so we can share some steamy stuff in there without the Facebook blush police raising fingers at us. If you want in, write me on Facebook.

What are you currently working on?

I’m multitasking like crazy. Editing Gargoyle Rising (Chronicles #6), Writing Fountain of Beauty (Cubi #4), and getting all the ducks in a row for Seedlings of Lilith (Chronicles #7)

Plus I have two series under a different name (a no smut author name – HP Caledon) getting ready.


FAST FIRE QUESTIONS

Favorite color? Rainbow (and no, I don’t color within the lines, either)
Cat or dog? Both, I got two of each
Chocolate or vanilla? Vanilla
Favorite smell? Coffee in the morning
Wine or beer? Beer
Favorite song? Sound of Silence by Disturbed
Righty or lefty? Closer to ambidextrous, but if I write pretty or fast, I’m a righty.
Day or night? Night!

Okay, thank you, Meraki, for being here today. Rising Beauty is an outstanding book and I look forward to so much more from you!






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