Wednesday, 29 June 2016

AJ Adams & Storm Chase interview with Savannah Morgan

Savannah Morgan is a multigenre author who's latest publication is: Touch of the Irish: A Collection of Erotic Fantasy Short Stories Volume 1

AJ & Storm: What did you love most about this story?

I love the fantasy elements entangled with the Celtic Pantheon. The characters are rich, funny, human yet so much more.

AJ & Storm: What is it you love most about writing?

I love creating the worlds my characters live in, and the characters. They are as real to me as most people. Their challenges and triumphs are the same we have, even my PNR characters are like this. I also enjoy telling a compelling, suspenseful story with a lot of depth.

AJ & Storm: What do you hope to achieve in terms of your writing career?

I would eventually like to be able to write full time, to support my family with my books. However, that isn’t my main goal. I really just want to share my characters’ lives with readers. I love every one of my characters and I know if readers give them a chance they will fall in love with them as well. They may even relate to them a little.

AJ & Storm: Do you ever get writer’s block? How do you cope?

Yes, every writer does. My biggest help in overcoming writer’s block is going back and reading the stories I’ve already written. I have six individual books out and they fall into three separate series: Sapphire Springs; Deadly Flowers; and Touch of the Irish. So going back over previous books helps to bring the characters back to life and helps me write.

AJ & Storm: What’s the most challenging thing about writing?

Finding time to write has to be my biggest challenge at the moment. I recently started a day job and finding the balance between my two worlds has been a bigger challenge than I had expected. I am determined to find it and then I’ll be publishing books again on a regular schedule. In the meantime, I am writing when I can and will be having a few releases this year. I’m very hopeful that I’ll be able to get book 3 in the Sapphire Springs series out by mid or late July.

AJ & Storm: Tell us about your street team. Do you have one? What’s your top tip for starting one?

I do have a street team. It’s a small one, but the ladies are wonderful and extremely supportive of me and my writing. I consider them an extension of my family and love each one like a sister.

My tip for creating a street team is to make certain your members have read at least one of your books and wants to help you promote them because they love them. You would be very surprised how many people will join a street team who have never read the author they are joining to support.



Savannah Morgan Stalker Links

Facebook

The Savannah Morgan fan page

Join the Savvy Stalkers street team

Social Media: Twitter

Youtube

Pinterest

Website

Sunday, 12 June 2016

AJ Adams & Storm Chase author interview with Andrea Smith!

Andrea Smith writes Suspense, YA and Dark Coming of Age novels like Black balled and the G-man series. We talked to her about her latest novel, Southern Comfort, and her writing.

AJ & Storm: What did you love most about this story?
Andrea: I liked that I stepped out of my "romance" comfort zone with this one. Southern Comfort is not a romance. It is a YA/NA Suspense story, loosely based on an actual event I'd heard about. So, I took the 'event' and of course, fictionalized a lot of it and fell in love with the characters. The thing I love best is the strength of the character in dealing with such adversity.



AJ & Storm: What is it you love most about writing?
I love creating new characters, molding them, designing their psyche and personality, and giving them a voice. If I've done my job, then the plot flows seamlessly because these characters, their actions and reactions are instinctual for me.

AJ & Storm: What made you choose your genre?
This particular genre is new for me. Typically, all my fiction is doused in romance. I wanted to write something different this time. No romance, but still, a good and compelling story of dark suspense and intrigue.



AJ & Storm: Tell us about your editor and proofreader. What's your top tip for finding someone good?
My top tip for editing/proofreading is to do it in phases. My first line of editing is my Beta readers. They are the ones that give me a heads up if there's a flawed plot or timeline. Or, if a scene just doesn't work for them. Then there's the formal edit, and what I've found is that it also helps to have one final proofreader post editing. My formatter who has been a godsend for that. He is my last line of defense in the editing process!


AJ & Storm: Give us a tip about finding reviewers!
This is probably one of the most frustrating parts of the process!  Getting reviews on your books is crucial because in social media, it is the WORD of MOUTH an author needs. So, I start with my street team. They receive ARC's of every one of my books, and post their reviews on Goodreads and Amazon. Secondly, I have some very loyal and supportive blogger friends, who also receive ARC's and post reviews, and participate in blitzes and tours. And then, I've met so many great readers and reviewers at book signings. I often provide them with a signed paperback in exchange for a review, and they have been so responsive.  I also do e-book giveaways once the book is published to get reviews as well.



Stalker Links

Andrea Smith Amazon Author Page
Andrea Smith on Goodreads
Andrea Smith on Facebook
Andrea Smith on Twitter
Andrea Smith's Web Site 


Friday, 10 June 2016

Only for the Night by Ella Sheridan

Only-for-the-night-CustomDesign-JayAheer2016-ebook
Synopsis
She needs a Dom with heart. He sees the lifestyle as heartless.
Can a brave submissive show a rock star that accepting his true nature will be nirvana for both of them? Letting go with her may help him put the pieces of himself—and his band—back together again.
Struggling with the death of her mother, Sage Lyndsey turned to her Dom for comfort, but his impatience led to a humiliating scene in front of their club. Devastated, she runs to a small town on the Cali coast. Buying into Citrus Pointe’s bakery may be her best decision ever—if she can overcome the embarrassment of having her new landlord’s dog steal her towel right in front of him. It gets worse when she realizes he’s none other than rock bassist Hank Nash, and despite the problems it would cause, she wants nothing more than his talented hands on her, bending her to his will.
Hank is an ex-cop who knows all too well what dominance looks like when it turns to abuse—he saw the consequences on another cop’s wife. After turning the man in, Hank left that life behind to start a rock band, Weekend Washout. Now he’s fighting to keep the band together, and to deny his urge to dominate pretty, spunky Sage. But when Sage’s ex-Dom reappears, Hank is forced into a life-changing decision: Accept both their needs and gain more than one night with Sage, or retreat to the safe life he’s built so carefully.
BuyNow
Excerpt
“Who are you?” Her voice was low, as angry as her eyes despite the uncertainty that rasped through her words. She wasn’t backing down, that was for sure. Her bravado sent a tingle through his belly—and lower. That old urge, to hunt, to conquer, rose with other parts of his anatomy. Dangerous. Wrong. Hank fought it down, breathed through it, but before he found the control to answer, Knight decided he wanted to play some more. He jerked at the towel. The material slipped lower, forcing the woman to tighten her grip or lose the covering altogether. The adjustment pushed the rounded globe of her breast higher. How much farther before he could see her nipple? He shook his head. Why was he thinking about breasts when there was a strange woman in his home? He dug his fists into his pockets, hoping to obscure the unexpected effect she was having on him. “Since this is my apartment, I think my question comes first.” Confusion filtered across those lovely features. The woman stepped back, only to be brought up short by Knight’s unyielding grip. “You’re Hank?” Knight wanted to continue the game. He growled, giving the towel a hard shake like he’d nabbed a rabbit by the neck instead of a length of terry cloth. The move yanked the woman forward. She stumbled, panic sparking in her eyes. “Aren’t you going to call him off?” “Why?” he asked, barely managing to hold back his laughter. After a long, boring night driving and the news he’d just been hit with, he had to admit he was enjoying this little surprise. Knight was playing; Hank knew it even if the woman hadn’t figured it out yet, and he couldn’t resist playing with her a bit himself. “We have an intruder. He’s just doing his job.” She shook her head wildly. “I’m not an intruder. I live here.” She pulled on the towel. Knight dug in his paws, not giving an inch. “I—” Knight faked her out with a sudden lunge forward. The woman stumbled back, trying to avoid what looked like an attack. Knight took advantage and snatched the fabric out of her hands. Away from her body. Hank’s dick went tighter than his bass strings. He had no more than a half count to imprint the sight in his mind. It was all he needed. Full, round, high breasts with tender pink nipples drawn up tight. A smooth expanse of stomach begging to be explored, with just the right amount of inward curve at her waist to give him a place to grip. Hips wide enough to cradle him perfectly against the sparse patch of dark hair between her legs. Christ, she looked sweet, sweet enough to eat. And mortified. A bright red blush flared across her cheeks. The woman slapped a hand across her breasts, obscuring his view, and then, quick as the rabbit Knight had pretended to play with, she whirled away. He got an all too brief glimpse of her ass as she fled down the hall, the bounce of the perfect globes sending a second slam of blood to his already full erection. The crash of the guest bedroom door echoed around him as he hunched against the pain with a rough—very rough—laugh. Oblivious to the drama he’d caused, Knight settled onto his belly there in the middle of the hall, happily munching away on his prize. Hank opened his mouth to reprimand the dog, to laugh at the ridiculousness of it all, maybe to call the woman’s name—only to realize he still had no clue who the stranger in his house actually was. And he had to know, because da-yam, that body. That ass. Those eyes. Maybe he wasn’t as tired as he’d thought he was.
BooksInTheSeries
Only for the Weekend Cover
AboutTheAuthor
Writing has been my passion since childhood, but like many writers, life got in the way. After earning a BA in English Literature, I married and started a family. But the worlds and characters that swirled through my mind just wouldn’t go away, and at a particularly difficult time in my life, I picked up pen and paper (or laptop) and tried to release some of that difficulty onto the page. I’ve been writing ever since. Now I’m a member of Romance Writers of America, run an accountability blog to help writers reach their goals, and am pursuing publication with the same passion I feel for writing.
Nothing pleases me more than sharing the stories of my heart with you, the reader, and I hope, in some small way, these stories will touch your heart too.
AuthorLinks
WebsiteOUAA_SocialMedia_FacebookTwitter
tour-host-ouaa

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Beast by AJ Adams - dark romance!

Warning! 
Beast by AJ Adams is a dark romance. 
It contains graphic scenes of sex and violence.  
It is for adults only!   

Beast by AJ Adams
A self standing novellas 42,000 words
Price US$2.99

Follow Me on Goodreads


Excerpt

     He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing a long, lean, muscled torso, covered in tattoos. Snakes ran up and down his arms, his pecs and his shoulders. A skull blazed on his chest.
     Then he was pushing apart my legs, settling between my thighs, leaning over me. He smelled of smoke, leather and musk. It was terrifying, like being at the mercy of an animal.

Blurb
Falsely accused, Wynne is determined to clear her name.  However, a trip to petition the Steward at Brighthelme turns disastrous when the Beasts, fearsome warriors from the frozen north, raze the city. When Wynne is carried away, she's determined to regain her freedom but Rune, her captor, has other ideas.  

Beast is set in Prydain, an imaginary place that combines Anglo-Saxon England with Medieval England, the Teutonic Kingdom and the Viking Age. This story contains kidnapping, rape, dubious consent and graphic violence, however, it is a love story rather than a dark romance.  It is a standalone novel; no cliff-hangers.

Teasers




Buy Links
   
About the Author

AJ Adams is a Scottish-Dutch author currently living in Malaysia. In her regular life she is a columnist and feature writer. She works from home, where she is closely snoopervised by cats, Target and Guido.




Stalker links


Follow Me on Amazon
Follow Me on Amazon Follow Me on Goodreads
Follow Me on Smashwords Follow Me on Facebook Follow Me on Pinterest  

Books by AJ Adams 

Crime, Romance, Passion, Fantasy - AJ Adams mixes it up in explosive stories.

Thursday, 2 June 2016

Warning! Beast by AJ Adams contains explicit scenes of dubious consent, graphic violence and sex.

Warning! 
Beast by AJ Adams is a dark romance. 
It contains graphic scenes of sex and violence.  
It is for adults only!   

Beast by AJ Adams
A self standing novellas 42,000 words
Price US$2.99

Follow Me on Goodreads


Excerpt

     He stuck the knife in the ground and stripped off his leathers. The tunic came off, revealing a long, lean, muscled torso, covered in tattoos. Snakes ran up and down his arms, his pecs and his shoulders. A skull blazed on his chest.
     Then he was pushing apart my legs, settling between my thighs, leaning over me. He smelled of smoke, leather and musk. It was terrifying, like being at the mercy of an animal.

Blurb
Falsely accused, Wynne is determined to clear her name.  However, a trip to petition the Steward at Brighthelme turns disastrous when the Beasts, fearsome warriors from the frozen north, raze the city. When Wynne is carried away, she's determined to regain her freedom but Rune, her captor, has other ideas.  

Beast is set in Prydain, an imaginary place that combines Anglo-Saxon England with Medieval England, the Teutonic Kingdom and the Viking Age. This story contains kidnapping, rape, dubious consent and graphic violence, however, it is a love story rather than a dark romance.  It is a standalone novel; no cliff-hangers.

Teasers




Buy Links
   
About the Author

AJ Adams is a Scottish-Dutch author currently living in Malaysia. In her regular life she is a columnist and feature writer. She works from home, where she is closely snoopervised by cats, Target and Guido.




Stalker links


Follow Me on Amazon
Follow Me on Amazon Follow Me on Goodreads
Follow Me on Smashwords Follow Me on Facebook Follow Me on Pinterest  

Books by AJ Adams 

Crime, Romance, Passion, Fantasy - AJ Adams mixes it up in explosive stories.

Vindication, a Tri-Stone Trilogy, Bk 3 by Anne L. Parks

Blog Tour Vindication Anne L .Parks Release Date: March 28th 2017 Kylie Tate is the happiest she has ever been since a...