Saturday, March 14, 2015

Spotlight Author of the Week: MS Willis

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M.S. Willis is a romance novelist whose debut novel, Control, was released in 2013. Although currently writing in the romance genre, Willis has plans to expand her literary pursuits into multiple genres and has no fear conquering difficult subject matters in her writing. Willis is a native Floridian who is also a photographer and musician. When not absorbing herself in written, visual or musical expression, Willis is an adrenaline junkie, a 'closet' video game enthusiast, and an avid outdoors person and nature lover.

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Standard Romance Story – Fireman Edition
Have you ever read a romance novel and wondered what it would be like to date one of the heroes in the stories? We’ve all been lost to the beautiful and touching stories, the funny and quirky antics of the characters, and the, sometimes, unbelievable love stories that fill the pages of those books. 

Through the Standard Romance Story series of novellas, I would like you to embark on a quest of what it would be like – in REAL life – to date these heroes. Our main heroine, Jane, is put through the ringer as she fails, and sometimes, succeeds on her own dates with the typical men found in romance literature. 

Each book is a new date with a new man – the REAL man – that is nothing like the characters you read about in books. 

Follow Jane as she dates the standard romance guys in an attempt to find true love: The rocker, the biker, the billionaire, the tattooed bad boy, the firefighter, the lawyer, the vampire, the cowboy, the alpha, the teacher, the movie star, the professional athlete, the fighter and the captor. 

Which one will finally win her heart? 

Joseph Fallen-
Content Warning: This book contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of physical and sexual violence. 

There is a fine line between genius and madness… 
Between love and hate, 
Between right and wrong. 

Joseph had created The Estate for her… 
His wife, 
The woman he chose to bear his child. 
She was beauty unsurpassed; 
And her song was unlike anything he’d ever known. 

However, their love was a story that would not find a happy ending. 

In this prequel novella to the Estate series, follow Joseph Carmichael as he creates a world unlike any other. Because, in order to comprehend The Estate, you must understand Joseph; but, in order to understand Joseph, you must discover how a man falls from light into the pitch black depths of ultimate darkness. 

Joseph Fallen is the prequel novel to Madeleine Abducted - Book One of The Estate Series. Each book in the series is a stand alone novel with no cliffhangers.

Madeleine Abducted-
Content Warning - This book contains graphic sexual situations, mature language and explicit description of sexual violence. 

She was meant to be his destruction… 
A pawn played in a perilous game between 
father and son… 
Yet, her strength was more than either 
man could imagine. 
As Maddy learns to save herself… 
She becomes the one thing that could 
set the son free. 

Madeleine Clark was raised to become a concert cellist. Sheltered and naïve, she remains hidden behind her music, a protection from the world around her. On the night of her first solo performance, Maddy accepts the admiration of a stranger and finds herself captive in a cruel and twisted power struggle between a sadistic father and his son, Aaron. 

Seemingly dangerous and uncaring, Aaron manages the business operations of his father’s estate. Wanting nothing to do with the slaves kept at the Estate, Aaron refuses to take part in the deeper depravities of his father. Despite his resistance, Aaron’s father ‘gifts’ him with a petite, brunette woman he can’t refuse. 

A bond forged in conspiracy and deceit, Aaron struggles to save Maddy by teaching her to survive in the world in which he’d been raised. An unlikely union, Aaron soon learns that great strengths can exist within small packages, while Madeleine learns that love and light can exist in the darkest of places. 

Madeleine Abducted is Book 1 of The Estate Series. Each book is a stand alone and will not have cliffhangers.

Hope Restrained-
She was meant to be his assassin 
A forced player in a rivalry within The Estate 
Yet her loyalty was to no person but herself 
When Hope is taken captive by Xander Black 
She becomes the one thing that can ensure Aaron’s reign 

Raised within a rival crime network, Hope Delacroix wanted nothing to do with The Estate. A fierce warrior, Hope is given no choice but to kill Aaron Carmichael. Caught in her attempt, Hope is captured by Aaron’s top guard in an effort to discover who sent her. 

Ever loyal and protective, Xander Black’s sole objective is to defend Aaron and Maddy. Willing to do whatever is necessary, Xander gives in to darkness in order to force information out of Hope. 

As Xander enslaves Hope to break her down completely, he learns that in the two years since Joseph Carmichael’s death, dissension still exists within The Estate. 

“I find it ironic that your name is Hope…especially considering that you have none.” ~ Xander Black 

WARNING: This book is intended or mature audiences only and has explicit scenes involving physical violence and sexual violence

Honor Bound:
She was meant to be his perfect pet.
Innocent, naïve and easily shattered.
Yet her mind was too fragile for what he’d imagined.
As Honor struggles to regain herself,
She becomes the one thing that could tear The Estate apart.

Honor Delacroix was raised in a rival network. Always looked after by her twin sister, Honor was an artist who lived her life in the ever-present shadow of The Estate. However, the life she’d always known ended on the night she was abducted.

Jason Arrington is an Estate Member who is working his way up the chain of command. Silently, he watches over Honor inside the mansion. Hopeful that she will improve, Jason sets out to help Honor remember the details of her captivity.

After being held by depraved men for four weeks, Honor has to put the pieces back together. Watched over by the members of The Estate, she fights to remember what happened when she was a slave. When Jason offers to help her, will Honor’s demons be too much for him to handle and will Jason be the man who can finally help her break free of the nightmare?

The Estate Series Box Set:  Books 1-3 :
Included : Joseph Fallen
                Madeline Abducted
                Hope Restrained

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Because of Ellison-
When I was nineteen years old, I lived for sex, drugs and a good party. I had it all - good looks, a fast car and a hot girlfriend. Nothing in life was more important. 

That was, until I met Ellison James….

Since the moment I first saw her she was a raging bull; tackling me in the mud and throwing out insults as fast as her tongue could form the sound. 

She was snarky 
She was rude 
And she pissed me off like no other woman could.

I lived beside her for a summer and in the three months that I walked by her side...

She opened my eyes
She changed my life

And she made me a better man

Control- (Control #1)
Paige Stone lived anything but a normal childhood. Having been raised around an abused women's shelter operated by her parents, Paige was a constant witness to the tragedy and heartache suffered by women at the hands of the men they trusted. Out of refusal to ever allow that to happen to her,... Paige built walls around her heart at a young age. Those walls were only fortified when tragedy struck on her sixth birthday and took from her the only friend and love she knew. Now at 22 years old, and working as a private investigator, Paige is driven by a deep need for strength, independence and a stubborn refusal to accept help from another person. Surrounding herself with her three best friends, Paige never assumed that the autonomy she had worked so hard to build could be challenged.

That was, until Paige met Daemon Pierce.

Mysterious, strong-willed, and breathtakingly beautiful, Daemon seemed to instantly know Paige better than she knew herself. Paige is disgusted by Daemon's reputation as a womanizer, but becomes intrigued when she is unable to discover his background. Paige's curiosity about Daemon proves to be her downfall as she is swept up in his charming and arrogant pursuit to possess her in every possible way.

For the first time in her life, Paige will struggle for control while Daemon slowly dismantles the walls she has built around herself. Only time will tell who will be victorious in their battle of wills as Daemon teaches Paige the weaknesses within herself that she never knew existed. Paige stays one step ahead in her struggle against Daemon's controlling ways, but when tragedy strikes her life a second time, she has to choose; will she put her life in danger, or will she finally accept a helping hand? 

Conflict- (Control #2) Conflict is the second book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read book one in the series, entitled Control.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone has always appreciated the independence of her life, however, her world was pitched upside down when she and her roommates were attacked and nearly killed. As a result of the attack by Chris, Paige now finds herself dependent upon Daemon Pierce for a place to live as she hides from Chris. Paige has never lived with a man before and demands that Daemon consider her a "roommate" only, even though it goes against her own desires.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce has been working hard to protect Paige from Chris and from herself. Letting go of his life as a womanizer, Daemon tries to prove to Paige that she can trust him, even though he refuses to enlighten her as to his past. Daemon struggles to comply with Paige's ridiculous demand to be "roommates" and quickly finds that he has fallen in love with the girl who does nothing but push him away.

Chris is still on the loose and Paige becomes impatient at the amount of time it is taking the authorities to apprehend him. Paige takes it upon herself to hunt Chris down, while still refusing to ask for Daemon's assistance. When Paige discovers a message left by Chris, she devices a plan to locate him while keeping Daemon in the dark as to her plans. Paige's emotional journey once again places her in dangerous situations and when secrets are revealed and decisions are made, Paige has no choice but to look deep within herself to see if she can finally trust the man who will stop at nothing to save her. 

Conquer- (Control #3)
Conquer is the third book in the Control series. This description contains spoilers for those who have not read books one and two in the series, entitled Control and Conflict.

Private Investigator, Paige Stone’s world was shattered when she learned truths about her past. Following her discovery, Paige is forced into a situation where she needs to accept that, although a person can control their mind and body, the circumstances of their lives are far outside their grasp. As Paige struggles with coming to terms about events in her life, she is also put through the harrowing task of learning when to fight and when to let go.

Strong-willed and arrogant, Daemon Pierce agrees to help Paige on her hunt for Chris. As Daemon instructs her how to fight with both body and mind, he breaks down the final walls she has built around her heart.

Paige and Daemon’s emotional journey concludes as they learn the meaning of love and forgiveness, and ultimately...surrender.

David-(Control #4)  
She didn't get it right
I mean…the facts were correct
And let's face it, she perfectly described just how amazing I look; BUT

M.S. Willis didn't tell you about how, really, I should have been the hero of the Control series. Sure, Paige and the crew did the things they did, but they couldn't have done them if it wasn't for yours truly. 

In case you don't know me, my name is David. Last name? Don't need one, I'm too fabulous to worry about small details. All you need to know is D-A-V-I-D…me!

So what's this book about? Pretty much everything you already know, except for one glorious improvement….

It's all David, all the time.

(Feel free to thank me later)

Book Recommendation & Review of Unexpected Fate (Hope Town #1) by Harper Sloan

Have you ever felt like you were living your life for a future that was predetermined? Like there was some bigger picture you just prayed you would someday see clearly? That picture has been crystal clear to me since I was old enough to recognize it for just what it was.

Or I should say recognize him for who he was.

I’ve loved Cohen Cage since I was a small child. He’s been my everything for the last twenty-two years. I’ve loved him through every girlfriend he’s ever brought home. Through his college years and then mine. I’ve loved him through two deployments. And ever since the day I told him how I felt, he’s acted like I’m a stranger.

My name is Danielle Reid, and it’s time for me to get my man. 

Our future is an unexpected fate, and no matter what our parents, siblings, and friends say…it’s going to be worth every second of the fight to make it happen.

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

Cohen Cage is all grown up and he is the perfect alpha male for Harper Sloan's Unexpected Fate. When I heard we were going to get a glimpse into the grown up life of the cape-wearing-ninja-slaying Cohen, I literally did the happy dance in my living room.  Did the story live up to my expectations? Did Harper Sloan hit another home run? Am I a happy camper? The answer is unequivocally...no and ifs or buts about it...YES!

Throughout the story the author creates, we are thrust back into the lives of Corps Security guys and their feisty women.  Yes, it is Cohen and Danielle's story, but it is so much more.  We are brought up to date on how Axel and Izzy and the gang are faring as their children have become adults.  Needless to say, Axel is having a time letting go of his little girl.  No one is good enough for his little princess, Dani.

Dani has always loved Cohen.  She can't remember a time that he wasn't the center of her world.  He might not reciprocate her feelings, but she won't let that deter her.  She is going to marry him one day.

Cohen has viewed Dani-girl as a family member.  She is younger than him and his best friend is her brother.  When she declared her feelings for him, he shrugged them off as a teenage infatuation.  Now that she has graduated college and is venturing out into the world he sees her as the woman she always wanted him too.  Cohen realizes this a few weeks before his deployment that could potentially be years before he returns and doesn't want her wanting for him.

This story is full of family, friends, love and passion.  It was as if I was visiting old friends.  Another great addition to Harper Sloan's stories and my library!

Book Recommendation and Review of Unconditional (Beachwood Bay #3) by Melody Grace

"I’ve spent my whole life chasing perfection: perfect looks, perfect man, perfect home. But in one brutal moment, I realized it was all just a beautiful lie…"

Carina MacKenzie is fleeing from her past. Picking up the wreckage of her shattered dreams, she seeks comfort in the only place she’s ever felt safe: Beachwood Bay.

Garrett Sawyer isn’t looking to be anyone’s savior. Scarred by old betrayals, he’s sworn never to put his heart on the line again -- especially not for a damaged, high-maintenance girl like Carina. But passion knows no logic, and soon, their reckless chemistry is making him forget his bitter vows.

Two damaged hearts. The hope of true love. As their passion blazes out of control, Carina and Garrett struggle to escape their legacies of hurt. But can you ever outrun the past? And when everything is on the line, can they trust enough to build a love that's unconditional?

Overall Rating:  4.5 Rockin’ ★★★★☆

There is something about the small community of Beachwood Bay!  Tranquil, peaceful, a place of memories and where broken souls can mend.  This is Melody Grace’s sixth book in her Beachwood Bay series and once again her characters find themselves in the one place where they can put all the pieces of their lives back together.

When you have spent your entire trying to be the perfect daughter, girlfriend and at the same time excel in your chosen profession, you can lose the person that you really are.  Always trying to prove her worthiness and to acquire the lifestyle that she thought would bring her happiness, Carina McKenzie had lost sight of the things that really matter.  When her fiancé becomes abusive she finds the strength to leave and to take a good look at the woman she has become. She finds herself at Beachwood Bay, a place she had spent summers with her family.

The disappointments from his past, keep Garrett Sawyer from any lasting relationship. He is up front and clear that all he can give is one night, three at the most and then he walks.  That is until he meets a woman that turns him inside out with just a look. The air sizzles with the explosive chemistry between them.  Can he put the past behind him and grab the future standing right in front of him? Carina is damaged and Garrett finds he needs to comfort her and protect her from the hurt in her past.

This is the story of two people that find redemption and love in Beachwood Bay.

Hero: Garrett Sawyer 4.5 stars
Heroine: Carina McKenzie 4.5 stars
Steam: 4.5 stars 
Plot: 4.5 stars 
Cliffhanger: Yes

Would I recommend this book: Yes! Fated love is real in this remarkable story about to damaged souls that were meant to find each other.  It is filled with hot sex and eventually a HEA.

Would I recommend this author: Yes! Melody Grace writes from the heart.  Her characters are real and become your friend by the end of the book.  Each story has a unique viewpoint of love and forever soulmates. 

***Received an ARC of this book from the Author in exchange for an honest review***

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Release Blitz: Reckless Abandon (Condemned Angels #3) by Heather Leigh

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Title: Reckless Abandon (Condemned Angels MC #3)

Author: Heather Leigh

Genre: MC Romance

Release Date: March 14, 2015



**This is book 3 of the Condemned Angels MC Series***

When Nicole was faced with the recent turn of events, she learned of three siblings, which were all member of the Devils MC. She waged herself to her brother, Jax- the President of the Devils, in return for Jeremy and the Condemned Angels MC’s safety. Little did she realize that Jeremy claimed her has his Old Lady, and he was determined to get Nicole back.

In their rescue mission, the rivals, Devils MC, takes Jeremy and Hunter hostage. However, Hunter comes to find his past surfacing. Eva, legally still his wife, was now Jax’s Old Lady. The deep secret that Eva holds is the one thing that separated Hunter and her years ago. Her secret past could get her killed if Jax ever found out. Will Hunter use her secret to kill two birds with one stone?

Will Jeremy make it out of Idaho alive and with Nicole, or will he and his MC fall before the Devils. Fall in-love with Hunter and Eva’s story while Jeremy fights for what he loves most. Who will make it out alive?
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That redheaded bitch guided me by my cuff-bound wrists to a room down the hall with no window. She shoved me down onto the bed by my shoulder.

“Fuckin’ watch it, bitch!” I yelled up at her, while I shrugged her hand away from its current location.

“You better watch that smart ass mouth of yours, baby girl.” She firmly held onto my jaw, while her eyes scanned my face. “So, which one are you fucking?”

“Excuse me?”

“Which one are you fucking, Jeremy or the other one? Or both?” She grinned down at me.

“What’s it to you?” My chin jutted upward.

“Just curious to see if I can take one for a little joy ride, which one would you recommend?”

“Fuck you!” I spit up at her, but she jumped back in time to avoid getting hit.

Eva stepped back up to me, my head was pulled backwards and sharp pain ran over my scalp. Fuck, I’m going to be bald by the end of this shit, I swear to God.

“You. Will. Respect. Me. You. Little.Cunt.” She yanked my hair back with each word.

I was silent. Fuck you, bitch. Calling me a cunt? Ha, just you fucking wait.

“There…that’s better.” Eva released her grip on my hair. “I’ll go and make sure the boys have a proper welcoming to the Devil’s clubhouse.” Her chocolate-colored eyes sparkled with amusement. Her red-painted nails pushed a piece of hair behind my ear; she leaned down and kissed my lips. The blood rushed to my ears, adrenaline pumped through my veins. I kept completely still, watching her every move.

As Eva approached the doorway, she looked over her shoulder and called, “Maybe I’ll even let you watch.” She winked at me and left the room. I heard the sound of a deadbolt clicking into place.

I released the breath that I held in. My lungs burned. I was ready to fucking kill that bitch. I threw myself backwards onto the bed, and let out a frustrated scream.
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Heather Leigh

Heather Leigh is the author of Burning Desire and Ride Hard, the first two books in the Condemned Angels MC Series.

In recent years, she has been a complete and utter book smut. Writing for personal pleasure is how it all started for her. Taking the road down self-publishing has opened her eyes to a new world. Ruined by dark romances, Heather is living her dream to share her stories with the world.

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Burning Desire (Condemned Angels MC #1)

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Release Blitz: To Cherish and To Hold by Nicole Simone

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To Cherish and To Hold
Release Date: 3/10/2015


Luke and Marlene return in the follow up to the Amazon best selling novel, Love of a Rockstar

Marlene Parker got her fairy tale ending. Luke Anderson, her one and only love and their darling little girl are finally a family again. However, nobody said marrying a rockstar is easy. The media is out for blood, groupies are singing on Marlene’s front lawn and people are deeming her the new Yoko Ono. If that wasn’t enough, there is a wedding to plan and pies to bake. An expert in chaos, Marlene doesn’t get easily stressed. That is, until an unexpected pregnancy digs up old insecurities, potentially threatening the life she has worked so hard to gain. 

Will Marlene and Luke vow to cherish and to hold forever? 

Or was their story never meant to be?

To Cherish and To Hold is a novella. Not a full length novel.


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About the Author:
Nicole Simone works in digital media by day and at night, pen’s character driven romance novels that will make your mama blush. She lives in Seattle, WA with her fat bulldog named Humphrey.

About the Love of a Rockstar Series:

Love of a Rockstar (Love of a Rockstar #1)

Marlene Parker thought she met her soul mate at eighteen but when he left her pregnant and alone to pursue a life of rock n roll, she vowed to never love again. Now four years later, she is being offered the dream of a lifetime. Moving to France with her daughter to start anew. There is only one problem. Marlene’s formative ex is back in town, and his pull is strong as ever.

Luke Anderson has everything a man could want. Fame, fortune and enough beautiful women to last him a lifetime. That is until a young runaway shows him what is truly important. Family. A word in which plagues Luke with regret. As a scared twenty two year old he ran away from the love of his life and their unborn child. Now ready to reverse his biggest regret with only three days to do it, Luke’s fate hangs in the balance. The question is, will he be able to convince Marlene their love story deserves a second chance?

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20414185-love-of-a-rockstar

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Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/Love-Rockstar-Nicole-Simone-ebook/dp/B00IBM4CLC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1425393856&sr=8-1&keywords=love+of+a+rockstar

The group of girls that had been holding a vigil since the news broke Luke was quitting Five Guys was singing loudly and off key. In the past week they’d been camped out, they’d gone through Five Guys’ extensive song list. I wanted to shove extra thick cotton into my ears. Luke had almost called the cops but his manager had discouraged it. He said feeding the hungry vultures known as the media was just asking for trouble.
“You’re dead,” I reminded Luke gently. “Luke Anderson, the rock star is no longer alive.”
“That was never me. I was always just Luke. They chose to see me that way,” he said, referring to his fans.
“I know, but you built a brand.”
“I’m not a goddamn Pepsi can.”
“No, you’re handsome, brilliant, an amazing dad, and the proud owner of Norma Jean’s. That will all come to light eventually. Be patient.”
Luke dropped the curtain and faced me. Endless love shined in his gaze. “I don’t know what I would do without you.”

“If I knew our future would be this….” My eyes darted out of the window to where Luke’s groupies continued to sing. “Or whatever the hell they wrote in some trashy magazine about our brilliant, adorable daughter, then I wouldn’t have been so apt to jump on the bandwagon.”
Luke flinched as if my statement physically wounded him. “Geez, don’t hold back or anything.”
I wrenched my hand away as I stood. It wasn’t his fault his career had an abnormally bright spotlight, but it also was. He chose the life of a musician. Nobody had forced it upon him. Fury blazed in my line of sight. I wanted to punch the reporters, the god-awful groupies who teased Luke with their cleavage, and whoever else messed with the second chance he’d been given with his family.
“I’m going to go for a run,” I said.
He raised an eyebrow. “You don’t run.”
Turning on my heels, my body hummed with pent up aggression, waiting and ready to be released. “I do now.”

That fiancé of mine melted my defenses like nobody else. While having Luke gone for a month sounded as appealing as a root canal, I would be a selfish idiot to force him to stay home. He’d made the ultimate sacrifice for Nil and me, showing us he wasn’t the same man. Therefore, I had to trust that the past wouldn’t repeat itself. Luke would come back to us.

Author Q&A:
How did you come up with the idea for this story?

From my curiosity about what it’s like to be left behind when you’re spouse pursues their dreams.

Where do you find your inspiration?

The world around me, which is a cliché answer but it’s the truth. I love going on adventures and soaking in different cultures.

Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing?

I don’t find the act itself hard but I do find the ability to sit down and focus to be a challenge on a daily basis.  

What are your current projects?  

I’m currently working on the next installment in the Love of a Rockstar series called Broken Lullabies. It’s about Matthew, the lead singer of Five Guys and Camilla.

Tell us about your first book. What would readers find different about the first one and your most recent published work?

If I’m being honest, an improvement in the quality of writing is probably the most glaring difference between my first novel and my most recent published work. Practice makes perfect.

Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?  
I want my readers to walk away with the notion that no matter how hard life is at the moment; a happy ever after is in arms reach.

Does music play any type of role in your writing?

It doesn’t. I’m easily distracted and have to have complete silence to write.  

Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?

What’s that saying? Write what you know.

What books have influenced your life most?

The Weetzie Bat Books by Francesca Le Block sparked the creative juices and I haven’t been able to put down the pen since.

Are there any new authors that have grasp your interest?

Lily Paradis is relative newcomer to the scene and just released her second novel, Volition. Besides being a gifted writer, she is also talented at social media marketing. I have watched her gain readers by the trunkful over a short period of time. I could defiantly learn a thing or two from her.

Can you share a little of your current work with us?

I actually shared the first two chapters of Broken Lullabies at the end of To Cherish and To Hold.  

Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?

Thank you a million times over for loving my characters as much as I do.

How can readers discover more about you and your work?

You are more than welcome to stalk my social media pages where I post updates and sneak peeks of my latest WIP.

Do you have a special time to write? How is your day structured writing-wise?

I usually write in the mornings till late afternoon with intermittent breaks.

Why did you choose to write Contemporary Romance stories?

I wrote a plethora of different genres before I settled on Contemporary Romance. It’s simply what comes most naturally for me.   

What is for you the perfect book hero?

My perfect book hero is complicated with tons of layers to peel back and reveal.

When you start a book, do you already have the whole story in your head or is it built progressively?

I have the basic plot line in my head but the characters form themselves.

When and why did you begin writing?

I began writing at such an early age that’s unclear why exactly I started. If I had to guess though, it was probably because I liked the fiction world better than reality. Always have.

When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I think the moment my short story won first prize in a literature contest. That’s when it dawned on me that I didn’t want writing to be a hobby. I wanted it to be a career.

List three books you have recently read and would recommend.

The Secret Place by Tana French
Chasing Me by Jennifer Probst
Becoming Rain by K.A Tucker

Tell us something that people would be surprised you know how to do.

I know how to do a headstand without falling on my ass.

Will you write more about these characters?

While Luke and Marlene’s story is over, they will make the occasional appearance in Broken Lullabies.