Below you will find a great group of authors who have dedicated themselves to sharing their imaginations with the world. They have accomplished many goals in their lives as well as writing and publishing many great works of art. These people have become more than friends; they are a huge internet family.
Kerry was born in British Columbia, Canada, and has since lived all over the West Coast of North America, including California, Oregon, Washington and Alaska—everywhere except Mexico! She’s a “computer industry” brat, not a military one, but moving so frequently meant she spent a lot of time reading, and later writing, (hopefully!) great books.
She has a degree in Comparative Literature (French and Middle English) from U.C. Berkeley, and a Master’s in Teaching English and Mathematics from the University of Portland. She currently lives in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest with her husband, two “kids” in mid-to-late adolescence, assorted cats and dogs, and more hot pepper plants than anyone could reasonably consume. Connect with Kerry online at https://kerryblaisdell.com, or subscribe to her Very Occasional Mailing List at http://bit.ly/KerrysVOML (to win free books and learn about upcoming releases).
Links: Website – https://kerryblaisdell.com Facebook – http://facebook.com/kerryblaisdellbooks Twitter – http://twitter.com/kerryblaisdell1 Goodreads – http://bit.ly/KBGoodReads Very Occasional Mailing List – http://bit.ly/KerrysVOML Books (with buy links) – http://bit.ly/KBBooks Email – email@example.com
T. M. Sulsona resides in New Jersey with her husband and family and writes her specialized form of paranormal/fantasy romance in the evenings when no one is looking. Alpha shifters who exude sexual prowess lurk in every corner. Drawing on myths and forgotten legends, T. M.'s characters are different and unusual - no vamps or weres here! All her books come under the collective heading of Stories from the Mist.
When not dwelling in the mists of her mind, she can be found gaming online, crocheting or making homemade soap. The author draws inspiration from the likes of JR Ward, Lara Adrian, Nalini Singh and Karen Marie Moning. T.M.'s books have been nominated twice for PRG's Reviewer's Choice awards, and her novel, "The Colubrii: Awakening" won 2012 Paranormal Romance Guild's Reviewer's Choice Honorable Mention.
If you are looking for something different in the world of the paranormal, look no further. Go ahead. Enter the mist...and be consumed.
Website: www.storiesfromthemist.com FB: Stories from the Mist Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/3114936.T_M_Sulsona
While daylighting as office manager for the family auto repair business, G.R. Lyons can often be found working on one of multiple manuscripts or desperately trying to keep up with the TBR pile. Anarcho-capitalist, quietly 'out' trans guy, former belly dancer, coffee guzzler, highly-sensitive introvert, CrossFit enthusiast, and lover of m/m romantic fiction.
Website: http://grlyonsauthor.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/grlyonsauthor/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/grlyonsauthor Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8066282.G_R_Lyons Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/G.-Lyons/e/B00J3JXRNQ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/doumteksonata/
Award-winning author Sorchia Dubois lives in a piney forest with seven cats, two fish, one dog, and one husband. She writes witchy stories about magic, mystery, passion, history, a little whisky, and cats.
A proud member of the Ross clan, Sorchia incorporates all things Celtic (especially Scottish) into her works. She can often be found at Scottish festivals watching kilted men toss large objects for no apparent reason and she enjoys a wee nip of single-malt Scotch from time to time.
Links: Website: www.SorchiaDubois.com Blog: https://www.sorchiadubois.com/sorchias-universe-the-bloga/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/SorchiaDubois Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/SorchiaDubois/ Facebook: www.facebook.com/SorchiaD Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/SorchiaDuBois/e/B00B60NOUQ/ Goodreads author page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6879978.Sorchia_DuBois Google +: https://plus.google.com/u/0/+SorchiaDuBois BookBub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/sorchia-dubois Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sorchiad/Contact: Email: SorchiaDuBois@Gmail.com
Suzanne M Sabol is the author of Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance. She is married to her wonderful husband, Ross, who makes sure her books don't have too much gore...because there could be more. They live with their daughter Scarlett in Columbus Ohio.
Links:website: https//:www.suzannemsabol.comAmazon: https://www.amazon.com/Suzanne-M.-Sabol/e/B00KLH1MV8/Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SuzanneMSabolAuthor/Twitter: @SuzanneMSabolemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Marta C Weeks, is an author of fantasy, paranormal, speculative and historical fiction, poet, and columnist. Marta likes to share with others tips and articles about writing and social issues. She lives in Northern California and is the author of the Sylph's Tale, Book One of Immortals - The Series.
Brief synopsis: The Sylph’s Tale is a magical tale of discovery and love. In the pre-historical times, a young girl escapes from a barbarian ritual, only to encounter an angel who rescues her. This mystical being falls in love with her and, together, they modify the culture and habits of her rudimentary society.
The Sylph's Tale on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Sylphs-Tale-Immortals-Book-ebook/dp/B0773VJ23Z Warning: This story contains sexual elements.
VIRGINS (title might change) Book Two of the Immortals - The Series to be published May 2018
Amazon author page: https://www.amazon.com/Sylphs-Tale-Immortals-Book-ebook/dp/B0773VJ23Z/
Some of Marta's Social Media sites: Facebook: http://www.martacweeks.com/p/auhtors-bio.html Twitter: https://twitter.com/mmaw Pinterest: http://pinterest.com/hoyecomova/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marta-c-weeks-9b5a171/
LJ Vickery began writing when the muses in her antique farmhouse wouldn’t leave her alone. She found success penning historical fiction before creating the band of immortals who led her into paranormal romance. The fourteen book series―with seven currently released―is being published by The Wild Rose Press. Whoever said a band of Mesopotamian gods had to be dry as dust? Ms. Vickery’s brotherhood of elemental warriors will keep you breathless with longing and laughter.
Branching out, she has also written three contemporary, romantic suspense novels. Del and Prez, two ex-military teammates, find love and intrigue in the first two books of the S.O.S. series, while Tuck more than holds his own romancing a woman with deep trust issues in Not Cassandra, the first book in Heroes in Hardhats.
When she’d not writing, LJ practices Chinese medicine, does accounting for a contracting firm, and grows organic vegetables. She lives in a charming seacoast town south of Boston, just a stone’s throw away from the lovely Blue Hills where her band of gods resides.
Anna Durand is an award-winning author of sizzling romances, including the bestseller Dangerous in a Kilt, recipient of a 2016 National Readers' Choice Award and an Honorable Mention in the 2017 Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Anna loves writing about spunky heroines and hunky heroes, in settings as diverse as modern Chicago and the fairy realm. Making use of her master's in library science, she owns a cataloging services company that caters to indie authors and publishers. In her free time, you'll find her binge-listening to audiobooks, playing with puppies, or crafting jewelry.
Website: https://annadurand.com/ Spunk & Hunks blog: https://www.spunkandhunks.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheAnnaDurand Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AnnaDurandFiction Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/annadurand Google+: https://plus.google.com/+AnnaDurandFiction/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/Anna_Durand/ Amazon Author Page: https://amazon.com/author/annadurand BookBub author page: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/anna-durand-a8af97b3-7574-4cbf-8456-835e7127373d
Tena Stetler is a paranormal romance and cozy mystery author with an over-active imagination. She wrote her first vampire romance as a tween, to the chagrin of her mother and the delight of her friends. With the Rocky Mountains outside her window, Tena sits at her computer surrounded by a wide array of paranormal creatures telling her their tales. Colorado is her home; shared with her husband of many moons, a brilliant Chow Chow, a spoiled parrot and a forty-year-old box turtle. Any evening, you can find her curled up in front of a crackling fire with a good book, a mug of hot chocolate and a big bowl of popcorn. Her books tell tales of magical kick-ass women and mystical alpha males that dare to love them. Well,okay there are a few companion animals to round out the tales.
Website: http://www.tenastetler.com Authors’ Secret’s Blog - http://www.tenastetler.com/category/authors-secrets-blog/ My Say What Blog - http://www.tenastetler.com/category/my-say-what-blog/ Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/tenastetler.author Twitter Page: www.twitter.com/TenaStetler Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/14187532.Tena_Stetler The Wild Rose Press: http://catalog.thewildrosepress.com/1264_tena-stetler Amazon: www.amazon.com/author/tenastetler Newsletter Signup: http://www.tenastetler.com/newsletter-signup/ Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/tenastetler Tribber - http://triberr.com/TenaStetler Bookbub: https://www.bookbub.com/authors/tena-stetler
Sometimes it’s hard to believe I never used to read. Gasp! Shock! Horror! Yes, I’m afraid it’s true. In school I avoided the dreaded paperback as if it were the monster under the bed, waiting to grab my ankles. Dyslexia can have that effect on most kids. Since no one diagnosed me until I was in university, I ended up in the “special” class. I know some of you now are thinking, “Uh huh”. You know exactly where I’m coming from.
This meant as a child reading was the devil and I avoided books like the plague. However I actually enjoyed writing. It wasn't until I was 14, and a book called Home Before Dark, by Beverly Hastings really opened my eyes to what I had been missing. From then on you couldn't stop me reading.
Stephen King, Anne Rice and Dean Koontz. Pattern developing here? Horror books were my favorites for a long time. Then paranormal romance, Lynsay Sands, Christine Freehan, Laurell K. Hamilton, and J.R Ward. You name it. I more than likely own it and have read it fifty times.
That is where I acquired my passion for paranormal romance. That’s when I really started to get into my writing. While watching a show called Full Metal Alchemist – Brotherhood (It’s an Anime, and yes, I’m a nerd!), I saw a character called Greed. He stuck with me so strongly that I had to write his story. I HAD to write about the Seven Deadly Sins. From that one character—Greed—reinvented came Greed’s Charity, Book #1 of the Seven Deadly Sins series.
Website: http://www.Rebeccapollard.com FB: https://www.facebook.com/RPAuthor/ Twitter: @authorRebeccaP Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/16052081.R_A_Pollard
One of Sherrie’s goals while writing her stories is to encourage readers to see ghosts differently. She loves to add in other paranormal elements along with a twist of mystery suspense in her stories, as well. She lives north of Atlanta, GA with her twin sister, two dogs and one cat. When not working on her current manuscripts, she loves spending time her family. Although said family members refuse to join her in her paranormal movie thrills, they are supportive in her obsession of all things scary.
Website: http://www.sherrieleamorgan.com/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/slmorganwrit Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/sherrielea.morgan GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15429105.Sherrie_Lea_Morgan Amazon Author Page: https://www.amazon.com/Sherrie-Lea-Morgan/e/B01I0N32O4/
Collie James is a native of Tennessee. In a past life, before age deemed him mid-crone, he spent his youth as a runway model and part time actor, appearing in movies, commercials, and such shows as Homicide Hunters, Snapped, and Killer Couples. Since then he has held position in marketing, and sales. It was an accident when he was a hazardous materials specialist however, that catapulted him into a career of writing Horror, Paranormal Romance, and YA fiction. His first novel, The Forgotten, received five star reviews on Amazon, and Barns and Noble. His credits also include such thrillers as his short story, Favoritism of the Damned, a spine tingling tale of a new breed of zombie, as well as dark poetry appearing in Blood Rein Magazine.
Linda G. Hill was born and raised an only child in Southern Ontario, Canada. She credits the time she spent alone when she was growing up, reading books and building worlds and characters of her own to keep her company, as the reason she became a writer.
A stay-at-home mom of three beautiful boys, Linda is a graduate of the Writing Program at St. Lawrence College in Brockville, Ontario. Aside from caring for her family, she enjoys traveling the world, eating trout cooked on the barbecue, and, of course, reading.
Main blog: https://lindaghill.com Fiction and Poetry blog: https://lindaghillfiction.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindaghill.fiction/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LindaGHill Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15577348.Linda_G_Hill Tumblr: https://lindaghill.tumblr.com/ Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Linda-G.-Hill/e/B01K2LICL0/
Maureen Bonatch dreamt of becoming a Solid Gold Dancer. When the show ended, she followed other paths. Surviving twins gave her confidence to belly dance, declare herself a tequila connoisseur and biker babe to her alpha hubby. She lives in small town Pennsylvania and her love of the four seasons—biking, sweat pants, hockey and hibernation—keeps her there. While immersed in paranormal romance and fantasy, she survives on caffeine, wine, music and laughter. A feisty Shih Tzu keeps her in line.
Social Media Info: Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Maureen-L.-Bonatch/e/B00KHY1KK8/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/mbonatch Website: http://www.maureenbonatch.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/maureenbonatch/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/maureenlbonatch
The one thing I learned after all of my years as an elementary school principal is that there is magic everywhere and in everyone. While I missed discovering those mystical moments of discovery with my students, I soon realized that I wanted to let my imagination run wild, find my own magic and write about it. When I retired, I authored several parenting books before I wrote my first fictional series, The Witches of New Moon Beach.
Inspiration wasn't hard to find. I have lived in Redondo Beach, California all of my life and New Moon Beach might bear more than a passing resemblance to my hometown. Every day I walk on the path that runs along the beach, sometimes with my sisters, but more often alone with my thoughts as I plot out my next book. I am long happily married and mom to three great grown kids. When I'm not writing or walking on the beach, you'll find me sewing, reading or traveling. My last trip was to Alaska where I came face to face with both an eagle and a brown bear. Now that was a trip!
I hope that you enjoy reading The Witches Of New Moon Beach as much as I did creating them. Happy reading!
Queer author, storyteller & graphic designer. Roe was born in former Czechoslovakia and endured a miserable adolescence in the post-communist wasteland. Equipped with a dark sense of sarcasm, they left for Germany and later, Spain.
Finally, they settled in Sweden, where the weather is nasty but the freedom is great. Roe works as a motion graphics artist, loves Jane Austen, Douglas Adams and everything in between, preferably by the fireplace with a strawberry daiquiri in hand. Roe writes contemporary romantic fiction – it conveniently balances out their real-life pragmatism.
When not hiding in the studio doing graphics, Roe can be found trolling cafés in Gothenburg, writing, and people-watching.
Books: The Layover, MM novella, Dreamspinner Press, available for preorder on June 19th, 2017 link: https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-layover-by-roe-horvat-8690-b Dirty Mind, MM novella, Beaten Track Publishing, preliminary release date Sept 1st, 2017.
LA Kirk is a writer and editor. When not hard at work in front of her computer, her time is spent with her husband and two children, watching them play soccer, or chasing after the family puppy. LA loves working with other authors to help build their stories and brands.
Jenn Windrow loves characters who have a pinch of spunk, a dash of attitude, and a large dollop of sex appeal. Top it all off with a huge heaping helping of snark, and you’ve got the ingredients for the kind of fast paced stories she loves to read and write. Home is a suburb of it’s-so-hot-my-shoes-have-melted-to-the-pavement Phoenix. Where she lives with her husband, two daughters, and a slew of animals that seem to keep following her home, at least that’s what she claims.
SA "Baz" Collins hails from the San Francisco Bay Area where he lives with his husband, their daughter and wonder of all wonders, a whirlwind of a granddaughter. A classically trained singer/actor (under a different name), Mr. Collins knows a good yarn when he sees it.
Mr. Collins specializes in character study work. It is more important for him as an author that the reader comes away with a greater understanding of the characters, and the reasons they make the decisions they do, rather than the situations they are in. It is this deep dive into their manners, their experiences and how they process the world around them that make up the body of Mr. Collins' work.
This is Mr. Collins foray into writing but, as with all his creative endeavors, he leaps right in and figures it out as he goes along. It's been a winning combination thus far so why break a working formula?
Baz also runs the popular WrotePodcast with Vance Bastian and roving reviewer Jayne Lockwood. Released weekly on Friday, it is available iTunes, GooglePlay, Stitcher, Soundcloud and other points of distribution across the net.
Author Links: Website: www.sacollins.com Personal e-store: http://www.sacollins.com/store/index.php?catalog/all/-/name/1 Queer Romance Ink: https://www.queeromanceink.com/mbm-book-author/sa-collins/
Gina Kay is the author of the Poppy Jones Chronicles. She lives at home with her husband and their two children. When she isn't immersed in her writing, she loves to cook, read and travel. She has always had a fascination with the paranormal and takes a yearly trip to Salem, Massachusetts with her sisters every October.
PIP link http://www.passioninprint.com/ShowBook.php?10=GK_GHOST_CHANCE
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/Ghost-Chance-Poppy-Jones-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0725LRYX1/
Amazon Canada https://www.amazon.ca/Ghost-Chance-Poppy-Jones-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0725LRYX1/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ghost-Chance-Poppy-Jones-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0725LRYX1/
Amazon Australia https://www.amazon.com.au/Ghost-Chance-Poppy-Jones-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B0725LRYX1/
Hi, Everyone! I’m a New York Times bestselling author of thirty-eight paranormal romances to-date. Early in my career, I wrote Regency romance for Kensington Publishing as Valerie King and published fifty books in that genre. A few years later, I fell in love with the paranormal romance works of Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lara Adrian, J.R Ward, Kresley Cole, Laurel K. Hamilton and many others. I was thrilled when St Martin’s Press published my first PNR romances. Later, when digital changed the industry forever, I chose to self-publish and have enjoyed every moment of it. I live in Phoenix, Arizona and love to garden. I enjoy the birds and lizards in my yard, but I encourage the scorpions to inhabit elsewhere! My motto? Live the Fang!
Some creatures feed on blood and revel in the screams of their prey. Scott Roche craves only caffeine and the clacking of keys. He pays his bills doing the grunt work no one else wants to take, bringing dead electronics back to life and working arcane wonders with software. His true passion is hammering out words that become anything from tales that terrify to futuristic worlds of wonder. All that and turning three children into a private mercenary army make for a life filled with adventure.
Nicola Cameron is a married woman of a certain age who really likes writing about science fiction, fantasy, and sex. When not writing about those things, she likes to make Stuff™. And she may be rather fond of absinthe. While possessing a healthy interest in sex since puberty, it wasn’t until 2012 that she decided to write about it. The skills picked up during her SF writing career transferred quite nicely to speculative romance. Her To Be Written work queue currently stands at around nineteen books, and her mojito-sodden Muse swans in from Bali every so often to add to the list, cackling to herself all the while.
Nicola plans to continue writing until she drops dead over her keyboard or makes enough money to buy a private island and hire Rory McCann as her personal trainer/masseur, whichever comes first.
Joseph is a born and raised Southern Californian—with a twenty-year stint of living in the Midwest. He loves the laid-back lifestyle of San Diego and considers himself lucky to live where people dream of vacationing.
A lifelong reader of m/m fiction, he began his writing career one night sitting at his MacBook and has never looked back. He writes to bring the characters he dreams about to life.
Born in the foothills of the Appalachians and raised in Central Florida, Harper L. Jameson began her adventures in writing through a love of online role-play. What started as a hobby turned into a passion and with the encouragement of her family and friends, she began to listen to the voices in her head, creating characters and worlds of her own.
Harper currently resides in North Carolina, where her time is divided between wrangling her children and refereeing her voices. Her world is a little dark, a lot sexy and always expanding.
Facebook: http://facebook.com/HLJameson Twitter: http://twitter.com/HarperJameson Instagram: http://instagram.com/HarperLJameson Google+: http://plus.google.com/+HarperJameson
Holly S. Roberts aka D'Elen McClain is a retired homicide and sex crimes detective who loves long walks on the beach and sweet music. NOT... she hikes mountains with her Rottweiler and listens to hard rock with heavy bass and bad words. She's the USA TODAY Best-Selling author of the Completion, Hotter Than Hell, Fang Chronicles, and Fire Chronicles series. If a book doesn't have enticing romance, steamy sex, and hot alpha men she doesn't read or write it. Oh, and coffee. She must have coffee! Darn, add wine to that list too.
“Why do I write romance? Because I believe in romance, passion, and happily ever after. Why do I write time travel romance? Because I believe that even time cannot thwart true love. Why do I write paranormal romance? Because I believe that a deep emotional connection borders on the supernatural. Why do I write dark and edgy romance? Because I believe that, although there may be a dark side of humanity and even the paranormal, love will prevail.” - Author Alexa Dare
Author Alexa Dare, with the oversight of the Jellicle Three (Jasmine, Lightning, and Stormy of feline persuasion), pens time travel and paranormal romance the way she likes to read them: sensual, adventurous, memorable.
Along with spending time with her happily-ever-after alpha outdoorsman, Alexa cozies up at home—when not devoting her time to writing and bringing sexy romances to readers—with movies, popcorn, iced tea, and triple chocolate cupcakes, not necessarily in that order.
Time-swept sensuality - Oh my! Steamy paranormal - Oh yes, yes, yes! Desire-filled scenes - Yeah, baby!
Dare to Desire with Alexa Dare at alexadare.com.
WEB PAGE / AUTHOR PAGE / EMAIL:www.alexadare.com https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B01N1MSZXR email@example.com
Ella Oshian’s meets the dictionary definition of the word adventurous. She began her travels as a young woman in New York who was driven to learn about the world and the myriad of cultures found therein. She’s lived in Asia, Europe, and the United States. She’s also spent large periods of time in far more remote places. She has earned a living as a free-lance writer, an explorer, language teacher, and a Peace Corps volunteer. She met the man of her dreams and settled down in Florida where she remains married and has two beautiful children. She enjoys spending time near the ocean and losing herself in worlds of fantasy.
Ella Oshian enjoys writing romance stories with characters that have depth, are funny, clever, and powerful. She enjoys seeing the world through her character’s eyes and then sharing that world with her readers. Her own life experience makes it easy to slip into roles and present events from multiple perspectives. Dragon Code is her debut novel.
Award-winning Scottish paranormal romance author Mary Morgan resides in Northern California, with her own knight in shining armor. However, during her travels to Scotland, England, and Ireland, she left a part of her soul in one of these countries and vows to return.
Mary's passion for books started at an early age along with an overactive imagination. She spent far too much time daydreaming and was told quite often to remove her head from the clouds. It wasn't until the closure of Borders Books where Mary worked that she found her true calling—writing romance. Now, the worlds she created in her mind are coming to life within her stories.
Author Links: WEBSITE http://www.marymorganauthor.com BLOG http://www.marymorganauthor.com/blog Twitter http://twitter.com/m_morganauthor Facebook Book page: https://www.facebook.com/MaryMorganAuthor/ Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mary.morgan.564 Goodreads http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8271002.Mary_Morgan Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/marymorgan50/
An avid reader and lover of literature, Christina Quinn, has always wanted to be an author for as long as she can remember. She spends most of her days with a coffee cup or wine glass within arm’s reach as she labors at her laptop weaving incredible stories.
Pen name: Christina Quinn Author Links: Goodreads: www.goodreads.com/ChristinaQuinn Website: www.ChristinaQuinn.org Facebook: www.facebook.com/CQuinnAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/C_QuinnAuthor Preferred email: CQuinnAuthor@gmail.com
I'm a stay at home mom currently living in Virginia though I was born and raised in Vermont.
I love a good romance whether it's paranormal, historical or contemporary, sci-fi or comedy... Give it to me!! I've always had stories rolling around in my head just clamoring to get out so it wasn't surprising that I wanted to be a writer. Unfortunately, when I submitted my first work with intent to publish, I received rejection after rejection... it was discouraging. Quite frankly, I had given up on my dream. Luckily, I have the love and support of my family who encouraged me to get back to writing and make it happen.
Author Links: GoodReads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7979880.Kimberly_Forrest Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KimberlyForrestAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/KForrestAuthor Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/we3forrests/
Maria Mercurio was born, raised, and currently resides in southern California. She is a mother of precocious, often rambunctious, and definitely quarrelsome boys. A huge part of her working week is spent in the air, literally not figuratively. Writing is what grounds her - this part is figurative. She obtained her Bachelor's degree from the University of Southern California, and while increasing intellectual capacity with more higher education would be a wonderful aspiration, she wonders where one would find the time.
Linda Boulanger is a happily-ever-after author, wife, and mother of four human children and two fur babies. She has an eclectic mix of published books, numerous story singles, and short stories, novels, and novellas in a few group anthologies/box sets, as well as a slew of always evolving works in progress.
Along with being an author, she designs book covers for herself and others through Tell~Tale Book Covers and TreasureLine Designs, all from her desk just north of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Other places to find Linda: Website http://www.LindaBoulangerBooks.com Blog http://writersshelflife.blogspot.com/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheShelfLifeOfLindaBoulanger Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Dianne grew up in one of the older homes in the middle of Los Angeles, a place of hardwood floors and secret closets and back staircases. A house where ghosts lurk in the basement and the faces in the paintings watch you walk up the front stairs. Rooms where you keep the closet doors closed tight at night. It’s where her love of the mysterious and wonderful came from. Dianne is the author of paranormal/suspense, fantasy adventure, m/m romance, and anything else that comes to mind.
She now lives in the beautiful Willamette Valley of Oregon with her incredibly patient husband, who puts up with the endless hours she spends hunched over the keyboard letting her characters play. Dianne says Oregon’s raindrops are the perfect setting in which to write. There’s something about being cooped up in the house with a fire crackling on the hearth and a cup of hot coffee in her hands, which kindles her imagination.
Currently, Dianne works as a floral designer in a locally-owned gift shop. Which is the perfect job for her. When not writing, she can express herself through the rich colors and textures of flowers and foliage.
Blog: http://diannehartsock.wordpress.com/ Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/diannehartsock Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/diannehartsock Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/user/show/4707011-dianne-hartsock Facebook Author Page: https://www.facebook.com/Dianne-Hartsock-Author-107985445959828/
Victoria Sue… Wrote her first book on a dare from her hubby two years ago and he says he has regretted it every day since. Loves writing about gorgeous boys loving each other the best—especially with either a paranormal or a historical twist. Had a try at writing contemporary but failed spectacularly when it grew four legs and a tail. Loves her wolves! Is an English northern lass but is currently serving twenty to life in Florida—unfortunately, she spends more time chained to her computer than on a beach. Loves to hear from her readers and can be found most days lurking on Facebook.
Catherine Banks is the author of the Artemis Lupine Series, Little Death Bringer Series, Ciara Steele Novella Series, and the novel Daughter of Lions. She began writing fiction stories when she was only four years old and finished her first full length novel at the age of fifteen.<p?Catherine is a Northern California native and has lived within a twenty mile radius her entire life. She plans to travel to as many places as possible in her thirties to make up for her lack of traveling experience. She is married to her soulmate and best friend, Avery, who blessed her with two amazing children. After her full time job she reads books, plays video games, and watches a lot of anime shows and movies with her family to relax.
Jo-Ann Carson writes romance twisted with suspense and polished with humor. Her strong characters take you on a fast and fun ride. Currently she’s writing the Gambling Ghost series, a sweet and saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance, guaranteed to warm your heart, make you laugh out loud, and leave you craving a ghost of your own.
Jo-Ann loves to interact with readers on social media: Website: http://www.jo-anncarson.com/newsletter.html Blog: https://lovindanger.wordpress.com/2016/05/25/when-buzz-becomes-noise/ Twitter: @Jo_AnnCarson Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JoAnnCarsonAuthor/
Writer, mother, ruler of the world inside my head.
I live on the plains of west central Kansas with my husband and three children. We raise a large vegetable garden every year, spoil our dairy goats, and keep chickens. In between canning, cooking, and animal care, I love to game with my kids and explore the fictional worlds and people that take up space in my head.
You can find out more about me at: https://www.adtrosper.com
Growing up in the sister city to Stirling, Scotland, Scottish flare was abundant throughout Dunedin. From her High School band to the annual Highland Games that took place right across the street from her childhood home, the bagpipes beckoned her toward her calling. It seemed only natural for Victoria Zak to want to write in the Scottish historical romance genre. Add to the fact, she was also a paranormal romance junkie, there was no doubt that her influences would be the driving force behind her stories.
Although, she never sought out a writing career, her desire for the written word grew the more she read. Her love for Scotland, curiosity of history, and passion for romance has inspired her to write her first book, Highland Burn. The Guardians of Scotland series continues this winter with book two, Highland Storm.
Today, Victoria Zak lives in the sunshine state with her husband, two beautiful children, and three furry friends. Living in paradise, being a stay at home, and to be able to share her stories has been a blessing.
Victoria loves to hear from her readers. You can connect with her through FB, Twitter, G+, and her website.
Cynthia Woolf was born in Denver, Colorado and raised in the mountains west of Golden. She spent her early years running wild around the mountain side with her friends.
Their closest neighbor was one quarter of a mile away, so her little brother was her playmate and her best friend. That fierce friendship lasted until his death in 2006.
Cynthia was and is an avid reader. Her mother was a librarian and brought new books home each week. This is where young Cynthia first got the storytelling bug. She wrote her first story at the age of ten. A romance about a little boy she liked at the time.
She worked her way through college and went to work full time straight after graduation and there was little time to write. Then in 1990 she and two friends started a round robin, writing a story about pirates. She found that she missed the writing and kept on with other stories. In 1992 she joined Colorado Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America. Unfortunately, the loss of her job demanded she not renew her memberships and her writing stagnated for many years.
In 2001, she saw an ad in the paper for a writers conference being put on by CRW and decided she'd attend. One of her favorite authors, Catherine Coulter, was the keynote speaker. Cynthia was lucky enough to have a seat at Ms. Coulter's table at the luncheon and after talking with her, decided she needed to get back to her writing. She rejoined both CRW and RWA that day and hasn't looked back.
Cynthia credits her wonderfully supportive husband Jim and the great friends she's made at CRW for saving her sanity and allowing her to explore her creativity.
Alexandrea Weis is an advanced practice registered nurse who was born and raised in New Orleans. The daughter of an independent motion picture maker and a nurse, Alexandrea began writing at the age of eight. She has been writing novels and screenplays for over thirty years. Her first novel, To My Senses (part I in the Nicci Beauvoir Series), was a finalist for commercial fiction in the Eric Hofer Book Awards, a finalist for romance in the Foreword Magazine book of the Year awards, and a finalist for romance in the USA Book Awards. Her second novel in the series, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Reader's Favorite Book Awards and was named best Romantic Suspense by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2011. Book III in the Nicci Beauvoir series, Sacrifice, was published by World Castle Publishing in 2011 and has received critical praise. Her latest novel, Broken Wings, published in 2012, combines her love of animals with her passion for writing.
Alexandrea Weis is also a permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries and when she is not writing, Ms. Weis is rescuing orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives outside of New Orleans with her husband and a menagerie of pets.
T.A. Webb is the writing name for the Big Old Bear That Could (credit to Thomas the Train). During the day, I'm the Director of Finance for a non-profit agency in Atlanta providing housing assistance to people living with HIV/AIDS. At night, I'm the proud daddy to four rescue dogs, live in the suburbs of Atlanta, Georgia, and in my spare time am a pretty darn good country cook.
I stumbled on male erotic fiction and romance about two years ago when a search for "gay cowboys" on my Kindle brought up a plethora of fun titles. I bought one and the rest, as they say, is history.
In November 2011, I started "A Bear on Books", a blog dedicated to reviews of books from the M/M genre that touched me in some way. My goal is to highlight the wonderful writers and stories in the genre in a positive and supportive manner.
After making friends with some of the crazy fun people in the genre, I was gently encouraged (ha!) to try my hand at writing. They pushed me to submit the result, and my novel "Second Chances" will be published in November 2012 by Dreamspinner Press.
Website: www.tom-webb.blogspot.com Email: AuthorTAWebb@aol.com Facebook: www.facebook.com/twebb7813, Twitter: @TomBearAtl
Rick H. Veal was born sometime during the last half of the twentieth century in the upstate of South Carolina and has spent the majority of his life there. He joined the Navy immediately out of high school, becoming an aircraft mechanic. During a six year span he sailed four times around the world and had the pleasure of visiting eighteen different countries. He says of that time that he did about two thirds of everything there was to do and was accused of taking part in the other one third.
After returning home he attended The University of South Carolina, graduating with a double Associate's Degree with Honors. He completed his education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, South Carolina where he earned a Bachelor's Degree in History and Education. Since that time he has worked in the education field as a teacher and in various management positions in industry. He currently lives alone and shares his home with his 'daughter', a six year old Tuxedo cat who graciously allows him to think he actually owns the house. Her name is 'Daddy's Pretty Girl' but she will actually answer to anything except 'Late for Dinner'.
He has been a reader for most of his life and enjoyed much of what he's read. He has always enjoyed reading about and watching movies on the subject of vampires. He was completely hooked by Barnabas Collins in 'Dark Shadows' way back in 1966. After reading all the vampire books he could ... Rice, Smith, Harris, Craine, Meyer ... he decided that if they could write a vampire story, then so could he and he set out to do just that.
It has been said that that if you want to write, you should "write the book you want to read, and then others will want to read it too". That is exactly what he hopes he has accomplished in his own writings.
Andrew Valentine is an award winning novelist and screenwriter, and freelance journalist, who lives and writes in New York. He is a founding member of the Paranormal Romance Guild. Andrew holds a Master's degree in psychology from the New School for Social Research and is a marketing director at a direct marketing firm where his writing is more effective in generating revenue than pulse-pounding thrills.
Website: www.andrew-valentine.com book website: www.bitterthingsthebook.com
My name is Stefanie Twist and I'm writing a paranormal romance trilogy, The Depth of Blood. Growing up, I spent my life in the horse barn and followed the ringing of a cast iron bell when it was time to head for home. My favorite author is Pam Barndos and D.M. Marlowe. That being said, I read a lot of different types of literature, but mostly romance.
The Depth of Blood is a story about human genetic experimentation that followed the human race to a new exoplanet, since Earth is uninhabitable due to war. Centuries later, the genetics still follow them, but so did their new abilities, including telepathy between humans and animals as well as the ability to manipulate the natural world around them through electrical synapsis amplified by the genetic editing. Unfortunately, those that aren't carriers, human purists, become frightened by their abilities and slowly develop plans to exterminate them through increasing government sanctioned propaganda. This is where my heroine's story starts and her mission to save those like her, as well as her family, from those who want her dead.
TL Travis is the author of The Sebastian Chronicles along with numerous other erotic novelettes (and many more in the works), The Elders Trilogy - an erotic paranormal (Vampire) romance novel series and many non-fiction articles.
In her spare time she likes to fish, enjoy all the Pacific Northwest has to offer, spin spicy erotic webs for readers to enjoy, and rescue any 4 legged lost souls she comes across. Since her children are grown and have flown the coop, she's taken to spoiling her two deaf white boxers even more so than they were before. Please remember adopt a pet, don't shop. Saving that life might just save yours.
To view TL Travis literary and photography works please visit her website.
Website: www.tltravis.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/tltravisauthor Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/tltravis1
All my life I've been fascinated with vampires, werewolves, witches and monsters. Maybe it was all those late night Creature Features, or maybe I'm just a bit different. Either way, I just can't put a good vampire or witch book down. Magic, goth, wizards, and fairies - they're all good.
I never intended on being an author. It had never my life's dream to write, but after reading a stack of books in June and July of 2009, I got an idea, "Hmmm. I wonder if I could write a book about vampires. There'd have to be, werewolves, though and maybe some witches just to make it interesting."
And just to talk myself into it, I thought it might be a good way for my teenage daughter to see that if you set your mind to something, even a goofy old mom can accomplish something. Three weeks later Blood of a Werewolf was complete.That's when I got the bug. I couldn't stop, can you say "addiction?" Immediately I jumped into Blood Moon, finishing it in late August 2009, and have since written three more books for the series, and a stand alone novel.
Mary Patterson Thornburg was born in California, grew up in Washington State, moved to Montana when she was 18, and spent many years in Indiana, where she studied and then taught at Ball State University.
Her dream was always to write fantasy stories and novels, but she didn't get started until she and her husband moved back to Montana in 1998. When she'd finished her first story and it was published, she took off running and never looked back. She's had stories in Cicada; Zahir; The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction; Strange, Weird, and Wonderful, and the anthology Dreamless Roads, among other places. Her first novel, A Glimmer of Guile, was published by Uncial Press in 2014. Her second book for Uncial, The Kura, came out in April, 2015. Her first Uncial Novel Byte, "Ghosts," was published in 2016, and another short read, "Battle Royal," is due out in January of 2017. She is currently writing as fast as she can.
J.E. Taylor is a writer, a publisher, an editor, a manuscript formatter, a mother, a wife and a business analyst, not necessarily in that order. She first sat down to seriously write in February of 2007 after her daughter asked, "Mom, if you could do anything, what would you do?"
From that moment on, she hasn't looked back and now her writing resume includes a more than a dozen published novels along with several short stories on the virtual shelves including a few within eXcessica anthologies.
In addition to being co-owner of Novel Concept Publishing www.novelconceptpublishing, Ms. Taylor also moonlights as a Senior Editor of Allegory www.allegoryezine.com, an online venue for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror. She has been known to edit a book or two, and also offers her services judging writing contests for various RWA chapters.
She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two children, and during the summer months enjoys her weekends on the shore in southern Maine.
Toni V. Sweeney was born in the time space between the War Between the States and the Gulf War. She has lived 30 years in the South, a score in the Middle West, and a decade on the Pacific Coast and now she's trying for her second 30 on the Great Plains. An accomplished artist as well as writer, she has a degree in Fine Art and a diploma in Graphic Art and also produces videos. Since the publication of her first novel in 1989, Toni divides her time between writing SF/Fantasy under her own name and romances often set in the South under her pseudonym Icy Snow Blackstone. Toni also reviews books for TwoLips Reviews and recently was asked to join the review staff of the New York Journal of Books. She has been associated with the South Coast Writer's Association, the Pink Fuzzy Slipper Writers, several dozen writers' loops, myspace, Facebook, and YouTube. Her 34th novel was recently published.
Nessie is a Massachusetts native and mother of two who has dabbled in everything from abstract painting to freelance sports reporting. She also loves a good story, whether it's reading or writing one. The first two novels in her Living Dead World series—Living Dead Girl and Reaper Madness—were published in 2014.
S.E. Smith is a New York Times, USA TODAY, International, and Award-Winning Bestselling author of science fiction, romance, fantasy, paranormal, and contemporary works for adults, young adults, and children. She enjoys writing a wide variety of genres that pull her readers into worlds that take them away.
Visit the Author at her website http://sesmithfl.com
Betty Shreffler is a self-proclaimed nerd obsessed with folklore, photography, writing, reading, movies, board games, and spending time with her husband and five fur babies, as well as enjoying the outdoors. Not necessarily in that exact order though.
As a writer and outdoor enthusiast, Betty enjoys empowering women to follow their own dreams and to explore the outdoors as much as possible. Betty is a supporter of the National Parks, National Wildlife Federation, National Geographic Society as well as several Writer's Groups. She's lived in four different states and moved homes twelve times. She received a BA in organizational management and minor in sociology, although her heart has always belonged to writing and photography.
Growing up, she read romance or supernatural novels and jotted down poems and short stories to express her emotions and alleviate the character's voices in her head. Not much has changed, only now her stories are lengthier and her characters more interesting. She lives in a little town in Tennessee where you can find her sitting in her sunroom-turned-writing room, gazing out the window at the little bitty perching birds, dreamily plotting her characters' lives.
Ally Shields was born and raised in the Midwest along the Mississippi River, the setting for her urban fantasy series. After careers as a lawyer and a juvenile court officer, she now writes full-time.
When not writing, reading or visiting family, she loves to travel or play with her Miniature Pinscher, Ranger. Way too often she can be found on Twitter.
Website: http://allyshields.com Twitter: @ShieldsAlly
Robert Sadler lives just outside of Tampa, Florida with his wife and son. While writing has always been Robert's passion, he has spent the last fifteen years working in the medical industry before retiring due to health issues. During his time in the medical industry Robert was given the opportunity to deal with almost every possible scenario imaginable: from gunshot wounds and stabbings, to every forms of trauma and surgery; from Child birth, and the management of life support, to the removal of that support and dealing with the emotions of both the patients and the families.
Through these experiences Robert has gained a very intimate knowledge of what true life and death situations feel like, knowledge that lends itself greatly to the creation of his Urban fiction and Paranormal Romance stories. Robert's writing style mirrors his personality in the fact that everything is meant to be both sarcastic and humorous while touching on the darker side of the imagination. He truly hopes that his knowledge and personality shine through on paper while delivering a truly unique and enjoyable experience for his readers.
Born in Liverpool, Kate Aaron is a bestselling author of the #1 LGBT romances What He Wants, Ace, The Slave, and other works.
Kate swapped the North West for the Midwest in October 2015 and married award-winning author AJ Rose. Together they plan to take over the world.
It began with a Halloween themed short story assignment from a second grade teacher, and from then on, AJ Rose fell head over heels in love with writing. Time has seen the beginning and end of many things, college and graduation, a finance career, and a marriage, and through it all, writing has been her first love. Now, AJ is also head over heels for her wife, fellow author Kate Aaron, who gets it, the twitchy fingers when word counts are low too many consecutive days, the thousand-yard stare when an idea turns AJ's vision inward, and the jitters when the word-babies go out to meet the world. Nothing could stop the tall tales about imaginary people that refused to be ignored. With a life full of this much passion, it's no wonder AJ chose romance. The voices in her head are mostly of the male persuasion, so m/m romance was about the only option. But don't be surprised if the occasional ghost still pops up.
AJ's Rainbow Award winning work can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Page Foundry, and Sea to Sky Books. AJ tweets as @_AJRose and blogs at http://ajrosewrites.wordpress.com, where there is more information about future titles. Email her at @email@example.com
Jennifer Allis Provost writes books about faeries, orcs and elves. Zombies too. She grew up in the wilds of Western Massachusetts and had read every book in the local library by age twelve. (It was a small library). An early love of mythology and folklore led to her epic fantasy series, The Chronicles of Parthalan, and her day job as a cubicle monkey helped shape her urban fantasy, Copper Girl. When she's not writing about things that go bump in the night (and sometimes during the day) she's working on her MFA in Creative Nonfiction.
"Books may well be the only true magic." - Alice Hoffman
"Friends may help move furniture, but best friends help dispose of body parts." - Paige Turner, Sunrise at Sunset.
Jaz Primo is an author, history aficionado, "pun-master", and all around fan of things vampire and urban fantasy. His lifetime of creative writing, coupled with an eclectic and creative imagination, has generated a perfect storm for a new voice in urban fantasy and paranormal romance, via his Sunset Vampire series. His debut novel, Sunrise At Sunset, was published in October 2010. the second installment, A Bloody London Sunset, is scheduled for release in May 2011.
In addition to The Paranormal Romance Guild, Jaz is a proud member of Romance Writers of America, and the Oklahoma Writer's Federation, Inc. He has enjoyed a fulfilling background and career in higher education, including teaching U.S. History classes during the evenings. Jaz is a native of Oklahoma, where he lives with his long-lived cat, Selina.
Website: http://www.JazPrimo.com/ Blog: http://PrimoVampires.blogspot.com/
Caridad Pineiro is the NY Times bestselling author of over twenty-six paranormal romance and romantic suspense novels and novellas. Now a multi-published and award-winning author, her love of the written word first developed when her fifth grade teacher assigned a project—to write a book that would be placed in a class lending library. She has been hooked on writing ever since. When not writing, Caridad teaches workshops on various topics related to writing and heads a writing group. Caridad is also an attorney, wife and mother.
I am a preschool teacher by day, a mom for dinners and then late night writer. I began writing back in elementary school, doing fan fiction long before the Internet. I enjoyed writing stories about my friends and their favorite celebrities falling in love, blah, blah, blah. I always wrote poetry for special occasions for family members. Writing was always fun for me.
I took a pause when I got married and raised two amazing boys into men. Now my youngest is twenty and both boys are well established and do not need mom as much. I love my workaholic husband but his schedule leaves me some—okay a lot of—down time. I went back to writing fan fiction from some of my favorite TV shows. I got such rave reviews for my non-cannon characters that I decided it was now time to do a story completely all my own.
Born from that was Human Blend. I've made a part time job out of promoting and marketing this book and have self-published it both in print and e-book format. I even entered a self-publishing contest and was one of three winners awarded a spot in a nationwide TV commercial in November of 2010 for my book. My first book signing was an exciting success. I told my husband maybe someday I can make him a "house husband". Yeah I know, I'm dreaming, but that's how things always start... with a dream.
She learned to use a gas mask in first grade. She fired her first AK47 in her sixth grade civil defense class. Her first dog was a wolf hybrid stolen from the Czechoslovak border guard, and her eccentric father blew out the windows of their house with a stun grenade. On purpose. Unlike his chemical explosions, which were always by accident.
Kate Pavelle's high-stakes, high-adrenaline childhood leaves her searching for the next exciting thing. Martial arts and travel and rock climbing. Horses and cookies and toxic mushrooms. Medieval combat and children and brain-tanning deer hide in the driveway.
Her quest resonates through her mystery thrillers and romances, matched only by her drive to share the fun with her readers. Kate once knew the hunger of being a political refugee and the terror of being pursued by government agents. Now that she knows lasting love and contentment, she imbues her characters with her own struggle for survival, excellence, and world domination. Only the dead bodies are imaginary.
Linda Palmer has always had a vivid imagination and loved creating elaborate scenarios when playing with her sisters and friends as a child. She began writing for pleasure in the third grade, mostly poetry, and has letters from her grade school teachers predicting she'd be an author. Her poems eventually became short stories; her short stories became books. And even though a writing career was never actually a dream, it was something she pursued with intent after joining a writer's group. Silhouette Books published Linda's first novel in 1989 and the next twenty over a ten-year period (writing as Linda Varner). In 1999 she took a break to take care of her family, but learned that she couldn't not write and began again, changing her genre to young adult/new adult paranormal romance. She has now written over forty full-length novels as well as numerous novellas and short stories. There are always more in the works.
Linda was a Romance Writers of America finalist twice and won the 2011 and 2012 EPIC eBook awards in the Young Adult category. She was a finalist in that category in 2013, and is a finalist in the 2014 contest. She married her junior high school sweetheart many years ago and lives in Arkansas, USA with her family.
Website: http://www.lindavpalmer.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/lindacvpalmer Twitter: https://twitter.com/lvarnerpalmer
Tempeste O'Riley is an out and proud pansexual genderfluid whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what they couldn't—defy the hate and come out. He has been their hero ever since.
Tempe is a hopeless romantic who loves strong relationships and happily-ever-afters. Though new to writing M/M, they has done many things in their life, yet writing has always drawn them back—no matter what else life has thrown their way. They counts their friends, family, and Muse as their greatest blessings in life. They lives in Wisconsin with their children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.
Tempe is also a proud PAN member of WisRWA, Rainbow Romance Writers and Romance Writers of America®. Tempeste's preferred pronouns are they/them/their/theirs/themselves.<p?Website: http://tempesteoriley.com
Karen Michelle Nutt resides in California with her husband, three fascinating children, and a houseful of demanding pets. Jack, her Chorkie, is her writing buddy and sits long hours with her at the computer.
Whether your reading fancy is paranormal, historical or time travel, all her stories capture the rich array of emotions that accompany the most fabulous human phenomena—falling in love.
Website: http://www.kmnbooks.com Stop by her blog for Monday interviews, chats and contests at: http://kmnbooks.blogspot.com
I have lived in Colorado for most of my life, but am originally from Kansas. I've wanted nothing more than to be a writer from the time I first learned how to read. My first story was a fantasy novel I wrote when I was around 8 or 9 years old. Don't worry, it will never see the light of day. Today, I write Urban Fantasy and Paranormal Romance with an occasional sidestep into the realm of short stories now and again. I've been a judge for the Romance Writers of America's Aspen Gold contest for the past 4 years and also was a judge for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writer's contest as well.
Currently, I have decided to go back to school full-time to obtain a degree in nursing after a fulfilling, albeit short tenure for a local hospice. Outside of writing and school, I enjoy hiking, yoga, video games, and any manner of music and art I can get my hands on!
Regina Morris is the author of the humorous paranormal romances that make up The Colony series. She loves paranormal romances featuring vampires, but her personal taste is light-hearted and humorous—not dark and gory. She lives in Austin, Texas with her husband and two children. She enjoys meeting with her monthly critique writing groups and meeting other writers in the Austin area through the WLT events.
Her debut novel was published by Silkhaven Publishing in Feb 2013. The second novel in the series will be released Sept 2013, with books #3 and #4 being released in 2014.
Regina has lived in many different parts of the world. She graduated high school in Germany and attended the University of Texas at Austin where she received a degree in Computer Science with a minor in math.
Besides writing, she is an amateur portrait and sports photographer. After enjoying a career in the software engineering business, she discovered that writing was in her blood, and had to put pen to paper!
I love to read almost as much as I love to write. My favorite stories are the ones that transport me... that bring me to places and people that leave me breathless, sparking the fire of my imagination, allowing me to dream in the world of 'what if?'
I've always been a scribbler. From the time I could write, I've been making up stories. So, a few years ago I decided that I needed to do what I love the most. Write. I'm proud to say that while most editors respond to submissions with a blanket form letter, enough responded to my work personally, giving me hope I truly did have talent. I guess they were right, because my debut novella, Hunter's Blood, has been received with wonderful reviews. In the meantime I'm still writing... and when I'm not 'bichok' (butt in a chair hands on keyboard), I'm spending time with my husband and our three kids, traveling to exciting, romantic places (for inspiration, of course) or training for my 2nd degree black belt in traditional Japanese karate.
Who says dreams can't come true?
Website: http://site.mariannemorea.com/ Twitter: @MarianneMorea
Jocelyn Michel (AKA Jael Gates) is the pseudonym of an author with more than thirty books to her credit, ranging from YA to erotica. Her books can be found in print and e-format. Jael writes the type of erotica she likes to read, so it's sexy, sometimes funny, and always paranormal.
Website: http://www.laughingkisses.com Twitter: @JocelynM_JaelG
I'm an avid reader of anything Paranormal Romance (I especially love vampires). I'm the author of my own Paranormal Romance Series: Marked by the Vampire which is published on amazon and available in Barnes and Noble. I'm married to my high school sweetheart, and we have two sons and a daughter. I drink way too much sweet tea, mostly when I'm staying up all night writing down the scenes in my mind.
Some of my favorite authors are: Anne Rice (of course), Laurell K. Hamilton, H.P. Mallory, Annie Nichols, Christine Feehan, and Christine Warren.
Website: https://anmeade.wordpress.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ANMeadeunofficial or: https://www.facebook.com/pages/ANMeade/1440752536227693 Twitter @A_N_Meade Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7498767.A_N_Meade Instagram: A_N_Meade
Tessa McFionn has called Southern California home for most of her life, growing up in San Diego and attending college in Orange County, only to return to San Diego to work as a teacher.
When not writing, she can be found at the movies or at Disneyland with her husband, as well as family, friends or anyone who wants to play at the Happiest Place on Earth.
A proud parent of far too many high school seniors and two still living house plants, she also enjoys hockey, reading and playing Words With Friends to keep her vocabulary sharp.
Áine P Massie is originally from Florida; she now lives in Wisconsin where she works on her House Millar series full time while raising four children (the term herding cats comes to mind). Her major in college was Childhood Education (specializing in ages zero to five) with a minor study in Deaf Culture/ASL. She is also a Wiccan priestess dedicated to the gods, family, and love.
Áine is a proud member of the Rom-Critters, the Romance Writers of America®, Rainbow Romance Writers, and WisRWA. Áine has always had a particular fascination with vampires, mythology, and the unusual. When she can escape from her children and books, she enjoys . . . oh yes, reading, playing, ritual, a good cappuccino, and working with her healing stones.
Her first published work came in high school where she was part of a writing and drama group. However, she's been reading the likes of Shakespeare and Poe since late elementary school and enjoys most forms of fiction.
Penelope Marzec started reading romances at a young age, even though her mother told her they would ruin her mind, which they did. She became hopelessly hooked on happy endings.
She is a member of the New Jersey Romance Writers, the Liberty States Fiction Writers, EPIC and The Paranormal Romance Guild.
Winning the EPPIE award twice for inspirational fiction, she has also been a finalist in the same contest. Her paranormal, Irons In The Fire, was a nominee for a Romantic Times Reviewers Choice award.
Website: http://penelopemarzec.blogspot.com Twitter: @PenelopeMarzec
Sarah Madison is a writer with a little dog, a big dog, an even bigger horse, too many cats, and a very patient boyfriend. An amateur photographer and a former competitor in the horse sport known as eventing, when she's not out hiking with the dogs or down at the stables, she's at the laptop working on her next story. When she’s in the middle of a chapter, she relies on the smoke detector to tell her dinner is ready. She writes because it’s cheaper than therapy. Sarah Madison was a finalist in the 2013, 2015, and 2016 Rainbow Awards. The Boys of Summer won Best M/M Romance in the 2013 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards. The Sixth Sense series was voted 2nd place in the 2014 PRG Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Mystery series, and 3rd place in the 2015 PGR Reviewer’s Choice Awards for Best M/M Paranormal/Urban Fantasy series. Fool’s Gold was voted best M/M romance in the 2016 PRG Awards. Sarah Madison was also voted among the Top Ten M/M Romance Authors for 2016 by Gay Book Reviews.
If you want to make her day, e-mail her and tell you how much you like her stories.
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I've been reading in the romance and suspense genres since I was a young girl. I dreamed of writing paranormal tales that are packed with fiery romance, incredible sexy wild men, exciting realms, and a dash of suspense.
My greatest thrills in writing the paranormal genre are the limitless range of characteristics, powers, and weaknesses available to develop the characters' and realms. I love sexy angels, gods, vampires, werewolves, dragons, and other entities.
Born and raised in San Jose, California. I now live in Sacramento, California with my gorgeous, loving husband and children. My four beautiful grandchildren are my stars. When I'm not writing I love going on cruises, to concerts, munching on white peaches, pistachio ice cream, and sipping margaritas.
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Susan Mac Nicol is a self-confessed bookaholic, an avid watcher of videos of sexy pole dancing men, geek, nerd and in love with her Smartphone. This little treasure is called "the boyfriend" by her long suffering husband, who says if it vibrated, there'd be no need for him. Susan hasn't had the heart to tell him there's an app for that.
In an ideal world, Susan Mac Nicol would be Queen of England and banish all the bad people to the Never Never Lands of Wherever-Who Cares. As that's never going to happen, she contents herself with writing her HEA stories and pretending, that just for a little while, good things happen to good people.
Sue is a PAN member of Romance Writers of America and is a member of the Romantic Novelists Association in the UK. She's also Editorial Manager and proud part owner of LGBT e-zine, Divine Magazine.
Hywela Lyn spent most of her life in Wales and the beautiful countryside and legends inspired her to write. Although she now lives in a small village in England with her long suffering husband, she is very proud of her Welsh heritage and background. Her pen name is a combination of her first two names. 'Hywela' is Welsh and her first name but it was never used and she has always been called by her second Christian name, Lyn.
When not writing, Hywela Lyn enjoys reading, spending time with her rescued terrier and two horses—or just eating chocolate.
She loves weaving romantic tales of the future, and distant, mysterious worlds, stories she hopes will truly take you 'out of this world' and beyond.
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Addison Lockwood is a longtime reader but relatively new to the world of writing. Her writing style is very down to earth and centers around romance, a dash of magic and a lot of comedy.
If you would like to contact Addison, go to her Facebook page or check out her blog for updates and free excerpts.
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I have always loved to read. I grew up with Agatha Christie, Alistair Maclean and so many others who filled my imagination with intrigue and mystery. The TV show, Murder She Wrote, kept me entertained when I wasn't reading late into the night.
Over the years, my taste in books changed to include the supernatural and paranormal genres and later reflected in my selection of shows, such as Supernatural, The Vampire Diaries, and The Originals.
My first book, The Dead Game, is a paranormal suspense/mystery. I've brought together all of my favorites and created an enticing package of mystery, paranormal, and horror. It brings fantasy and the surreal to the simple murder mystery. It has dead bodies and suspects. However, it also has humans, vampires and vampire derivatives. A touch of romance is thrown in to spice up the mix.
Geoff Laughton grew up very near the locations he writes about. Raised in western Michigan, he attended high school outside Muskegon and Ludington. After college Geoff moved a lot, traveled a lot, and ended up living at one time on both coasts. He currently works for a major corporation and writes in his spare time. Together with his partner of almost twenty years, Geoff still travels, collects antiques, reads all kinds of old crap, and loves to get his hands dirty in the garden. He currently lives in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. Geoff loves to hear from readers!
Amy Lane has two kids in college, two gradeschoolers in soccer, two cats, and two Chi-who-whats at large. She lives in a crumbling crapmansion with most of the children and a bemused spouse. She also has too damned much yarn, a penchant for action adventure movies, and a need to know that somewhere in all the pain is a story of Wuv, Twu Wuv, which she continues to believe in to this day! She writes fantasy, urban fantasy, and m/m romance—and if you accidentally make eye contact, she'll bore you to tears with why those three genres go together. She'll also tell you that sacrifices, large and small, are worth the urge to write.
Website: http://www.greenshill.com/ Twitter: @AmyMacLane Goodreads Salutes Amy Lane • 2010 Awards for "Keeping Promise Rock" Awarded by Love Romance Cafe • Runner Up Award for best contemporary book. Winner of best erotic book. • Joyfully Reviewed voted Amy Lane's Truth in the Dark one of the 10 Best for 2010 • 2011 DABWAHA Finalist for "Keeping Promise Rock"
Lisa Kessler is an award winning author of dark paranormal fiction. Her debut novel, Night Walker, won a San Diego Book Award for Best Published Fantasy-Sci-Fi-Horror as well as the Romance Through the Ages Award for Best Paranormal and Best First Book.
Her short stories have been published in print anthologies and magazines, and her vampire story, Immortal Beloved, was a finalist for a Bram Stoker award.
When she's not writing, Lisa is a professional vocalist, performing with the San Diego Opera as well as other musical theater companies in San Diego.
Renae Kaye is a lover and hoarder of books who thinks libraries are devilish places because they make you give the books back. She consumed her first adult romance book at the tender age of thirteen and hasn't stopped since. After years - and thousands of stories! - of not having book characters do what she wants, she decided she would write her own novel and found the characters still didn't do what she wanted. It hasn't stopped her though. She believes that maybe one day the world will create a perfect couple - and it will be the most boring story ever. So until then she is stuck with quirky, snarky and imperfect characters who just want their story told.
Renae lives in Perth, Western Australia and writes in five minute snatches between the demands of two kids, a forbearing husband, too many pets, too much housework and her beloved veggie garden. She is a survivor of being the youngest in a large family and believes that laughter (and a good book) can cure anything.
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Deanna Kahler is an accomplished writer and a proud mom. Her work has been published in numerous corporate newsletters and magazines across the country. She began writing as a young child and enjoys the opportunity to reach others and make a difference in their lives.
Deanna holds a Bachelor's degree in communication arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, where she graduated with departmental honors. She lives with her husband and daughter in a Metro Detroit suburb and enjoys writing, dancing, walking, and visiting parks in her spare time.
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Rosemary A. Johns wrote her first novel at the age of ten, when she discovered the weird worlds inside her head were more exciting than double swimming. Since then she's studied history at Oxford University, run a theatre company (her critically acclaimed plays have been described as "uncomfortable, unsettling and uneasily true to life"), and worked with disability charities.
When Rosemary's not falling in love with the rebels fighting their way onto the page, she heads the Oxford writing group Dreaming Spires.
Rosemary is a traditionally published short story writer under the name R. A. Johns. She is equal parts fantasy fanatic and music junkie, as well as a passionate believer in the complex anti-hero.
Blood Dragons - the first book in the paranormal romance series Rebel Vampires - is her debut novel. In a divided paranormal London, one rebel vampire's dangerous hidden love could bring about the end of the world—unless he can play the role of hero and save both species, and maybe even himself.
Blood Shackles is the second book in the Rebel Vampires series. It's a dangerous game to love your slave.... When your whole species is enslaved—and it's the humans who are acting like the monsters—how far would you go to free your family?
Website: rosemaryajohns.com Facebook www.facebook.com/RosemaryAnnJohns Twitter @RosemaryAJohns Rosemary A Johns is a Goodreads Author
As a best-selling and award nominated author of fantasy and paranormal, D. Thomas Jerlo's novels hook unsuspecting readers into worlds of mage'ic and refuse to let them go until that last page is read.
Although published in the United States, D. Thomas Jerlo is a Canadian author through and through.
"Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and it's because of this we learn to never take anything for granted."
"I always loved Stephen King's m.o... What if?"
Linell Jeppsen is a fifty something, semi-retired grocery store clerk, and high school custodian. She has been writing for many years but was recently picked up by Phyllis Scott Publishing for her novel, The Hunt. Before that she won third place in a science fiction contest for her short story, The Gag Gift, which can be found in the novel, Mixed Blessings and Other Short Stories, from America's Great Emerging Authors. Her work was also published in The Last Astronaut and Other Short Stories, by Phyllis Scott.
I strive to keep my stories fresh. It's true, I suppose, that there is nothing new under the sun, but that doesn't mean old tales can't be told in an original voice. That's where I excel. I think that my work would fall under the heading of classic literary fiction, rather than steam punk, or urban fantasy. So, if you enjoy a good, old-fashioned nail-biter try The Hunt! You won't get a lot of sexual tension, or see vampires sparkle, but you will find a story that lives on in your mind long after you finish the final pages.
Website: http://www.LinellJeppsen.com Twitter: @NelJ88
I'm a babyboomer born in California, raised in Minnesota and now residing in Texas with my husband and an ever-changing band of cantankerous, beloved cats. A former fashion illustrator and art instructor, I quit work to raise my children, but soon realized I needed a creative outlet. I've always enjoyed writing and am a longtime fan of historical romances, so it really wasn't a big detour when I decided to try writing one. This hobby quickly morphed into an obsession with historical research and plot building. While I still write historicals, some set in the Old West, others in Ireland, my stories are now interwoven with strong paranormal threads. My current release, Darlin' Druid, is available in electronic format on Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. This epic western romance features a heroine with the gift of second sight, inherited from her Irish Druid ancestors. I know such a power truly exists, having experienced prophetic dreams myself in years past.
Darlin' Druid is the first volume in my planned trilogy, Texas Druids. I am currently at work on volume two in this series, the hero of which appears in the first book as the heroine's brother. An empath who feels others' emotions, he will be forced to use his painful ability to save those he loves.
My memoir, Six Cats In My Kitchen, touches upon issues such as the loss of loved ones, traveling cross-country with kids and pets, and living with a disabling genetic disorder.
Website: http://texasdruids.com/ Blog: http://texasdruids.blogspot.com/ Twitter: @TexasDruids I'm also a guest blogger at: http://writersinthestorm.wordpress.com/ where I have published a series of how-to articles about Publishing With Amazon.
Ms. Hawks has always been interested in writing in some form or other. A few years back, she was involved with and then ran a Star Trek Interactive Writing Group which was successful for a number of years. Yes, she is a trekker and proud of it.
She has directed tours around the country and continues to do so to pay the bills. Maybe one day, she can travel for fun and let the books she writes pay the bills instead. She can only hope.
A few years back, she received her Master's Degree in Ancient Civilizations, Native American History and United States History.
It was at this time she got involved in role playing on FaceBook, which gave her ample opportunities to grow and hone her writing ability.
Taking the leap forward, she decided to try her hand at writing a novel. That novel is entitled Demon's Kiss. Shortly after, she was published as part of an anthology called Fairly Freaky Fairytales. Her contribution is entitled Snow White and the Seven Cannibals.
A sequel to Demon's Kiss, entitled Demon's Dream is now on sale. The third and final portion of the Demon Saga will be out in the near future.
She has just published the first book in a new series, the Spirit Walkers Saga. The first book in that series is entitled Shifter's Hope. It is now available.
She has currently published a Confederate Ghost Story and is now working on a couple of other projects for soon to be released novels.
Jordan L. Hawk grew up in North Carolina and forgot to ever leave. Childhood tales of mountain ghosts and mysterious creatures gave her a life-long love of things that go bump in the night. When she isn't writing, she brews her own beer and tries to keep her cats from destroying the house.
Website: http://www.jordanlhawk.com Twitter: https://twitter.com/#!/jordanlhawk Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/jordanlhawk
Kris Hack lives in Texas with her husband and their two furbabies. As an adult she became an avid reader and always seemed to have her own story to tell. Finally, she took the leap and wrote, and wrote, and wrote, until she laid her heart and soul into writing and told her story. This is her first published work and she plans to publish many more in the future.
Dirk is very much an outside kind of man. He loves travel and seeing new things. Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades. He has a Master's Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job. But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he's built. Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.
Andrew grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew's hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing). He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world's most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
Website: www.andrewgreybooks.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/andrewgreybooks Twitter: @andrewgreybooks
Debby Grahl lives on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, with her husband, David, and their cat, Tigger. Besides writing, she enjoys biking, walking on the beach and a glass of wine at sunset. Her favorite places to visit are New Orleans, New York City, Captiva Island in Florida, the Cotswolds of England, and her home state of Michigan. She is a history buff who also enjoys reading murder mysteries, time travel, and, of course, romance. Visually impaired since childhood by Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP), she uses screen-reading software to research and write her books.
Her first published romance, The Silver Crescent, was released by The Writer’s Coffee Shop in January. Her next release will be Rue Toulouse, a romance set in New Orleans, due out January, 2015. Debby belongs to RWA, Florida Romance Writers, Hearts Across History, and Lowcountry Romance Writers.
Website: http://www.debbygrahl.com/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/debbygrahlauthor Twitter: @debbygrahl
Jael Gates (AKA Jocelyn Michel) is the pseudonym of an author with more than thirty books to her credit, ranging from YA to erotica. Her books can be found in print and e-format. Jael writes the type of erotica she likes to read, so it's sexy, sometimes funny, and always paranormal.
Website: http://www.laughingkisses.com Email: email@example.com Twitter: @JocelynM_JaelG Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jaelgates?fref=ts
Carmen lives in the south of England with her beloved tea maker and a stuffed sheep called Fergus. An avid reader since childhood, she caught the writing bug when her Nana asked her to write a book for her. She also has a law degree, studied physics for a few years, dabbled in marketing and human resources, and speaks native-level German and fluent Geek. Her preferred niches of geekdom are tabletop games, comics, sci-fi and fantasy.
She writes about smart women with sassitude, and will read anything with an exciting plot.
Rebecca Forster wrote her first book on a crazy dare and found her passion. Now, with over twenty-five novels to her name, she is both a USA Today and Amazon bestselling author. She earned her BA at Loyola University in Chicago and her MBA at Loyola/Marymount University in Los Angeles and enjoyed a career in marketing before becoming a full time writer. Rebecca teaches at UCLA's acclaimed Writers Program and is active in the Young Writers Conference for middle school students. She has been a featured speaker at writing conferences, a guest on both radio and television and the subject of numerous newspaper and magazine articles.Residing in Southern California, Rebecca is married to a superior court judge and is the mother of two sons—Eric who is a playwright and currently serving in the Peace Corps, and Alex who is a talent manager in Hollywood. When she is not writing or traveling, Rebecca can be found on the tennis court or in front of a sewing machine or quilting hoop.
Rhys Ford was born and raised in Hawai'i, then wandered off to see the world. After chewing through a pile of books, a lot of odd food, and a stray boyfriend or two, Rhys eventually landed in San Diego, which is a very nice place but seriously needs more rain.
Rhys admits to sharing the house with three cats of varying degrees of black fur and a ginger cairn terrorist. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird, a Toshiba laptop, and an overworked red coffee maker.
The picture is of my cat, Yoshi. I need to get one of me.
Kat Flannery's love of history shows in her novels. She is an avid reader of historical, suspense, paranormal, and romance. When not researching for her next book, Kat can be found running her three sons to hockey and lacrosse. She has her Certificate in Freelance and Business Writing. A member of many writing groups, Kat enjoys promoting other authors on her blog. She's been published in numerous periodicals. Her debut novel Chasing Clovers has been on Amazon's Bestsellers list many times.
Website: http://www.katflannerybooks.com/ Twitter: @KatFlannery1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kat-Flannery-Author/131065966999142
Kim Fielding is the bestselling author of numerous m/m romance novels, novellas, and short stories. Like Kim herself, her work is eclectic, spanning genres such as contemporary, fantasy, paranormal, and historical. Her stories are set in alternate worlds, in 15th century Bosnia, in modern-day Oregon. Her heroes are hipster architect werewolves, housekeepers, maimed giants, and conflicted graduate students. They're usually flawed, they often encounter terrible obstacles, but they always find love.
After having migrated back and forth across the western two-thirds of the United States, Kim calls the boring part of California home. She lives there with her husband, her two daughters, and her day job as a university professor, but escapes as often as possible via car, train, plane, or boat. This may explain why her characters often seem to be in transit as well. She dreams of traveling and writing full-time.
A Navy brat and graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, Lorrie Farrelly is proud to be a Fightin' Banana Slug. (Well, okay, we're really lovers, not fighters.)
Following graduate school at Northwestern University, she began a career in education that included teaching art to 4th graders, drama to 8th graders, and finally, math to high school students (if anybody loses asymptotes, she can probably find 'em...).
She's a three-time winner on television's Jeopardy! quiz show (despite forgetting the chemical symbol for sulfuric acid ... oh, wait - she never knew that in the first place), has shepherded wide-eyed foreign exchange students along Hollywood Boulevard ("As many stars and lunatics as there are in the Heavens"), and happily curried and shoveled as a ranch hand at Disneyland's Circle D Ranch. And always, she writes.
Lorrie has won a Presidential Commendation for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics. She's been a Renaissance nominee for Teacher of the Year and a finalist for the Orange Rose Award in romantic fiction. She's never won the lottery, except where her family is concerned. For her, they're the ultimate prize.
Lorrie's novels, be they historical, contemporary suspense, or sci-fi romances, all contain at least a touch (and sometimes much more than a touch!) of the paranormal.
Before becoming an award-winning author, ANISE EDEN wanted to be a wildlife photographer. Unfortunately, a strong aversion to large insects, poisonous snakes, and sharks—along with a cat allergy that might well extend to tigers—limited that career option. Also, Anise always roots for the gazelle, and we all know how that usually turns out. Fortunately, Anise’s voracious hunger for reading kept her occupied, eventually morphing into a passion for writing quirky stories filled with heart, humor, and imagination. Anise loves that through writing, she can live out any adventure she likes without the need for antivenom or antihistamines. Visit her online at AniseEden.com.
Although Michele Drier was born in Santa Cruz and is a fifth generation Californian, she's been spending most of her time lately in Hungary with the Kandesky vampire family. They are just too mesmerizing to resist.
In her other life. she's lived and worked all over the state, calling both Southern and Northern California home. During her career in journalism, as a reporter and editor at daily newspapers, she won awards for producing investigative series.
Her mystery Edited for Death, called Riveting and much recommended by the Midwest Book Review and a Memorable Book for 2011 on DorothyL, is available at Amazon and B&N.
Her paranormal romance series, SNAP: The Kandesky Vampire Chronicles, is available in ebook and paperback at Amazon.
Website: http://www.micheledrier.com Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/AuthorMicheleDrier
A multi-published and award-nominated author of paranormal and fantasy, Dawné Dominique's novels instantly hook readers until that last page is read. Although published in the US, she is a Canadian author through and through. The second novel of her vampire series, Dark Diary, II: The First is set in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where she resides with her family and Gunkers, a stray cat she recently saved.
She embraces life with one simple rule: Everything in life happens for a reason, be it good or bad, and it's because of this we learn to never take anything for granted.
Website: www.dawnedominique.com Professional cover artist website: www.DusktilDawnDesigns.com
J.J. (James) DiBenedetto was born in Yonkers, New York. He attended Case Western Reserve University, where as his classmates can attest, he was a complete nerd. Very little has changed since then.
James has been writing for years, but it's only in the last year that he finally decided to go all out and finish a book; but he didn't just finish one, he wrote a complete series of four novels!
He currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with his beautiful wife and their cat (who has thoroughly trained them both). When he's not writing, James works in the direct marketing field, enjoys the opera, photography and the New York Giants, among other interests.
The Dreams series is James' first published work.
Olivette Devaux is firmly convinced that love is like a flame, and sharing it is just lighting other candles, one after another. That's how she falls in love with all her characters, one by one, one book after another. And there's nothing like an extra bit of magic to help things along!
Olivette writes both gay and het romance. Find out more about her at the site of her alter-ego at www.katepavelle.com.
Tony-Paul de Vissage is a Southerner of French Huguenot extraction, whose first movie memory is of being six years old, viewing the old Universal horror flick, Dracula's Daughter, on television, and being scared sleepless—and that may explain a lifelong interest in vampires.
This was further inspired when the author ran across a band of transplanted Transylvanian vampires sightseeing in the South. Thinking nosferatu were getting bad press and in need of some favorable publicity, he decided to do what he could to change that attitude through his writing.
Though it may be argued his efforts have probably done the opposite, no vamp has complained—yet.
A voracious reader who has lived on both US coasts and whose personal library has been shipped more than 3,000 miles, Tony-Paul has read hundreds of vampire tales and viewed as many movies.
Joy Ross Davis is a student of the lore and magic of the back hills of Tennessee. She writes imaginative fiction featuring unusual angels as main characters. Her novel, Countenance, won a Silver Medal of Excellence in an international readers’ awards contest. She has lived and worked in Alabama for most of her life. She has a Ph.D in Creative Writing, and for many years, taught English at a local community college. She retired to become a caregiver for her mother who suffered from dementia.
She wrote her first novel, Countenance, shortly after her mother’s death. For several months in 2007, she lived in Ireland and worked as a travel writer and photographer. She lives in Alabama with her son and three rescue dogs.
Published works available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble: Countenance Emalyn’s Treasure The Transformation of Bitty Brown The Sutler of Petersburg Sisters Divided Mother, Can You Hear Me?
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/jdavisangelwriter Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/joyrossdavis Website: www.joyrossdavis.com
For the past thirteen years, I have illustrated and authored Seasons of the Witch calendars and planners, and written the course curriculum for Seasons in Avalon, School of Witch Arts.
Though works of fiction are a departure for me, I have had this series simmering on the back burner of my mind for a few years, but time is at a premium. In addition to authoring and illustrating Seasons of the Witch and writing course work for Seasons in Avalon, I play rock music and manage Houston's premier variety band.
This series will include details of my education in the paranormal (formal and experiential) and anecdotes from the years when I was a practicing metaphysician, but much of the material is fantasy.
As the series develops I will begin interweaving more and more references to esoterica, real and imagined and hope you will come along for the ride.
Website: www.VictoriaDanann.com Twitter: @VDanann
Eden Crowne is from San Francisco, California. In her other life, she is an international journalist writing on technology, pop culture, trends, and travel in Asia for major print and online magazines. She calls Tokyo, Vienna, London and L.A. home.
Eden loves mythology, supernatural folklore, traveling, champagne, hanging out with her kids, espresso at sidewalk cafes, people watching, long haul flights with no turbulence, and laughing like crazy—though not always in that order.
Please visit Eden at: www.edencrowne.com and sign up for her mailing list to get a free Eden Crowne eBook of your choice plus the latest on new releases.
Cara first dreamed of being an author in elementary school when the Mesa Tribune published her essay How to Save the Planet. She wrote her first novel in 2010 and has since written seven novels, four of which have won awards.
As a mother of four children and a world traveler she has no shortage of material to draw from. The traveling provides great fodder for world-building and the children… well, let’s just say they’ve been the inspiration for many paranormal and alien characters.
She currently lives in the Pacific Northwest with her children and three overly dramatic ferrets. When not writing, you can usually find her curled up with a book, engrossed in a movie or playing video games with her best friend.
She is a member of Romance Writers of America, Paranormal Romance Guild, Greater Seattle Romance Writers, From the Heart Romance Writers and Outreach International Romance Writers.
Website: www.CaraCrescent.com facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CaraCrescent twitter: @CaraCrescent
Charlie Cochet is an author by day and artist by night. Always quick to succumb to the whispers of her wayward muse, no star is out of reach when following her passion. From adventurous agents and sexy shifters, to society gentlemen and hardboiled detectives, there's bound to be plenty of mischief for her heroes to find themselves in, and plenty of romance, too!
Currently residing in Central Florida, Charlie is at the beck and call of a rascally Doxiepoo bent on world domination. When she isn't writing, she can usually be found reading, drawing, or watching movies. She runs on coffee, thrives on music, and loves to hear from readers.
Website: http://www.charliecochet.com Blog: http://www.charliecochet.com/blog Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/charliecochet Twitter: @charliecochet Tumblr: http://www.charliecochet.tumblr.com Pinterest: http://www.pinterest.com/charliecochet Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/CharlieCochet THIRDS HQ: http://www.thirdshq.com
I am a native Californian living in Southern California with my wife of more than forty-five years. I retired in 2008 from a 39 year career in the printing industry which included production, sales and management. During that time I wrote magazine articles and advertising copy but had never attempted a novel length work.
I began writing my first novel, Wizard of Wisdom, at the age of sixty-three. I wrote Books Two and Three (Princess of Wisdom and Children of Wisdom) while searching for a publisher for Book One. Double Dragon Publishing accepted the entire series for publication in late 2010.
Book Four, Kingdom of Wisdom, which continues the history of the Wisdom Chronicles, was released March 26, 2013.
Book Five, Heirs of Wisdom (originally titled Loss of Wisdom until the characters hijacked the story and forced the change) was submitted to the publisher in December, 2013, and Books Six and Seven (Gods of Wisdom and Origin of Wisdom: A Prequel) will complete the seven book series.
On the previously hidden side of my literary life, my contemporary paranormal erotic romance novel, The Damnation of Antoinette d'Acier, was released by Carnal Desires Publishing (a div. of Double Dragon Publishing) in May of 2008. Written under the pen name "Walter Cie" to protect the tender Victorian sensibilities of both me and my family, I have since "come out of the closet" (so to speak) and acknowledged authorship of it—the only work of erotica I have ever submitted to a publisher. I have no plans at present to write more in that genre.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL, writing has always been a passion for Jessica Cage. She dabbles in artistic creations of all sorts but at the end of the day, it's the pen that her hand itches to hold.
Jessica had never considered following her dream to be a writer because she was told far too often, "There is no money in writing." So she chose the path most often traveled. Working at her day job in a law office, she looked at her two year old son and asked herself, how would she be able to inspire him to follow his dreams, reach for the stars, if she never had the guts to do it herself?
Jessica decided to take a risk and unleash the plethora of characters and their crazy adventurous worlds that had previously existed only in her mind, into the realm of readers. She did this with hopes to inspire not only her son but herself. Inviting the world to tag along on her journey to become the writer she has always wanted to be.
Recently Jessica discovered a new passion in encouraging youth to follow their dreams and explore creative passions. It is no secret that programs are dwindling that help to support the development of artistic passion. It is her hope to be able to create an avenue to help fill this void. It is the realization that Jessica's journey is not all about herself, but about others as well, that helps to not only fuel her writing but to keep her moving forward.
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Just a little blurb about me. First and always I'm a wife and a mother. Second, I'm a writer... anything and everything romance. If it doesn't have a happily ever after, I'm not interested. Let's face it. Life is full of... well... life. Having spent over a decade of my life working as a RN in urban Emergency Rooms, I want to escape when I pick up a book. And I now create those worlds for you to escape into.
Sharon Buchbinder got into a lot of trouble for when she was a child for "making things up." Now, she gets rewarded for making things up. Sharon loves to create heroes and heroines people can relate to—even crazy cat ladies, as she did with Catastrophe, her first publication with The Wild Rose Press (WRP). She's been submitting fiction since she was in middle school and has the rejection slips to prove it. In high school, she even submitted a script to The Man from U.N.C.L.E. written in pencil on yellow-lined paper. Sadly, it was rejected. After working in health care delivery for years, she became a researcher, then a professor and department chair. But that itch to write the stories that raced around in her mind kept beckoning her to "come on back" to writing fiction. Since romance has over a dozen sub-genres, she was able to turn her fascination with horror and mystery into paranormal romance and romantic suspense. When not writing she can be found reading, fishing, working out, golfing or enjoying a good meal and laughter with friends and family.
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Kevin James Breaux has written seven books and devoted nearly ten years of his life to crafting short stories and novels. He is a member of the Horror Writers Association, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.
Breaux is always enthusiastic about the challenge writing presents. He lives by the motto “Write Makes Might!”© and sees each new page as an opportunity to improve and advance.
I write both paranormal and contemporary young adult books. I live in Colorful Colorado and my books are based in the Rocky Mountains. My books are about young adults discovering who they are and accepting themselves. Growing to adulthood is never easy.
When I'm not writing, I like to take my cocker spaniel, Raven, for walks. I also love going to my family cabin up in Frisco, Colorado. I enjoy skiing, traveling, and scuba diving.
TB. Bond has been writing, drawing, and web designing for years. When she is not doing one of those things, she's reading and watching anime. Nerdtastic to the core she's a Whovian, Trekie, Otaku, and probably a whole host of other things.
Described as one of the hardest working people known by her friends, she holds three degrees: one in science, one in art, and one in information technology. Currently her main job is in a learning technology department where she uses elements of all three fields.
Currently she lives with her husband, a fellow nerd, in Virginia.
Icy Snow Blackstone was born in 1802, in northern Georgia where her father, the Reverend John Blackstone, was prominent in local politics. She married a minister, raised seven children, and lived there all her life. Two hundred and five years later, her great-great-great-great-granddaughter began using her name as a pseudonym for her romance novels. The present Icy Snow Blackstone lives far from her Southern roots in Lancaster County, Nebraska, where she continues to write romances generally set in the South.
"If I only had six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster." Isaac Asimov
Regan Black is fiercely committed to guiding paranormal romance readers through action packed stories to the best happily ever after endings, so you can savor a fantastic escape from the daily grind. If you are looking for a proven author who can deliver a fast-paced, exciting novel for your essential escape, you've come to the right place. With over 40 years of experience telling tales to amuse friends and family, this author's mission is to deliver stories from the heart, full of unforgettable, passionate characters who know what they want and are willing to risk it all to reach the goal.
Website: http://www.reganblack.com/ Twitter: @ReganBlack
I live in a house with 1 man, 3 kiddos, and multiple cats and dogs... it is a busy place around here. So when I am not feeding an animal, or a person, or driving a child to school, an appointment, or some musical activity, I sit down with my laptop in hand and try to get the stories out of my head. I have had a love of sci-fi since I was a kid... watching Star Trek with my father. I am such a junky for action packed sci-fi movies to this day... thanks Dad! That love started to include the supernatural/paranormal as I reached my teens. I will always thank Anne Rice and Lestat for introducing me to a whole new genre... and my love of vampire fiction was born. When I began writing, I didn't even consider the YA paranormal genre. I started two previous projects that I couldn't finish, and I never knew why. But, when I started to write - A Chance for Charity (The Immortal Ones) - the story poured out of me and I loved every minute of the writing process! I still have those other stories, and someday I plan to go back and finish them.
I am a crafter by nature! This probably also explains my love of writing - it is in the creative family. I scrapbook, sew, bead, etc... I love to create. I have a room in my home dedicated to crafts. Paper, ribbons, stickers, die-cuts, there is a whole mess of supplies! At one time I was in the handcrafted wedding/party invitation business. You should see my kiddos' birthday invitations!
My other love is baking, although I don't do a ton of it. Because if I bake it, then I want to eat it! Cookie creation is a fun process. I like to see how many yummy ingredients I can cram into a recipe. So far, my favorite cookie is an oatmeal, coconut, chocolate chip, toffee bit cookie - YUM! You can find that recipe on my blog 🙂
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Jaylee Austin lives in Apple Valley, California with her partner, Mike, and her favourite terrier, Rocket. She loves creating new worlds and experiencing the happily ever after. Her son is the greatest success of her life.
Jaylee has a Master's in Education and works to inspire young writers to find their creative mojo. One of the greatest joys is watching the light bulb shine in our own lives and the lives of others.
She enjoys steamy romance with paranormal characters.
Jessica Aspen always wanted to be spirited away to a world inhabited by elves, were-wolves and sexy men who walk on the dark side of the knife. Luckily, she's able to explore her fantasy side and delve into new worlds by writing paranormal romance. She loves indulging in dark chocolate, reading eclectic novels, and dreaming of ocean vacations, but instead spends most of her time writing her spicy twisted fairy tales, walking the dog, and hiking in the amazing Colorado Rockies.
Jessica never expected to write spicy romance, but when a contest opened up asking for "Red Hot Fairytales" she rose to the challenge. The result, Little Red Riding Wolf, has been a finalist in two different contests; Passionate Ink's 2011 Stroke of Midnight and Desert Rose RWA's 2013 Golden Quill. And it also received a 2013 Holt Medallion Award of Merit from the Virginia Romance Writers. Who knew writing hot could be so much fun!
Jessica is currently working on the third book in her steamy fantasy romance series, Tales of the Black Court, where three witches take on the faery queen and discover love with the fae. Twisting fairy tales has grown into an obsession and she's super happy to write such different series, hot, sexy, new adult, shifters, and exotic, dark, fantastical fae.
Jessica is also a member of RWA, CRW, FF&P and PRO. And you can find out more about her at her website and blog. She loves hearing from her fans.
Richard Arbib was born in New York City, earned a Master's degree in English and Creative Writing at San Francisco State University, taught English in Vietnam, and composition and literature to college students in Nevada. He has had short fiction published in the Mensa Bulletin and articles published in Integra: The Journal of Intertel. His novel, The Vampire Girl Next Door, was a Finalist in the Readers' Favorite Book Awards and named a Notable Book Page-Turner in the Shelf Unbound Writing Competition.
I am a romantic at heart and a lifetime lover of the paranormal, fantasy, and science fiction. Indianapolis is my home town. When I’m not working or binge watching television, I enjoy creating fantastical stories with vampires, demons, werewolves, angels, and/or other supernatural creatures. I like to add mystery and suspense along with romance to my books too. I live a quiet life and aspire to become a full-time writer after I am able to retire. I also hope to meet that vampire, werewolf, or angel who will sweep me off my feet. Hey, a girl can dream. And this one does.
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F.E. Feeley Jr was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan and lived there for twenty years before joining the military. He is a veteran of the US Armed Services; having done a tour in support of Operation Iraq Freedom in 2002-2003, he turned college student, pursuing a degree in political science. He now lives in Southeast Texas where he is married to the love of his life, John, and where they raise their 1½ year old German shepherd, Kaiser.
As a young man, reading took center stage in his life, especially those novels about ghosts, witches, goblins, and all the other things that went bump in the night. His favorite authors include such writers as Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Anne Rice, whose work allowed him to travel to far off places and meet fascinating and scary characters. As a gay man, he wishes to be able to write good fictional literature for those who love the genre and to write characters that readers can relate to. All in all, he is a cigarette smokin’, whiskey drinkin’, rock and roll lovin’, tattoo wearin’ dreamer of a man with a wonderful husband who puts up with his crap and lets him write his stories.
New York Times best selling author Christopher Morgan is an author, blogger, IT Manager, graphics artist, businessman, volunteer and family man living in Melbourne, Australia. Much of his time is spent volunteering for his local community. He creates visual learning resources for primary school children, which are marketed through his company Bounce Learning Kids. He is also involved in local civics and sits on various community & council committees.
Christopher was born in the UK and grew up in England’s South East. At age 20, he moved to The Netherlands, where he married Sandy, his wife of 28 years. Christopher quickly learned Dutch and the couple spent 8 years living in the far South of that country before they moved to Florida in 1996. After spending 7 years in Florida, Christopher and Sandy sold their home and spent the next 2 years backpacking around the world. Christopher has visited around 40 countries to date.
Whilst circumnavigating the globe, Christopher wrote extensively, churning out travel journals. He and Sandy settled back in the UK at the end of their world tour, where their two children were both born. In 2009, the family moved to Melbourne, Australia, where they now live.
FORESTIUM is Christopher’s debut novel and is the first in the PORTALLAS series.
Kelly is an international best selling author with novels that are traditionally and Indie published. She writes romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance. Her aim is to write about gripping characters in tense situations that keep a reader turning the pages. She also spends a great deal of time helping other writers through her Writing Tips on her website and as a member of the Florida Writer's Association.
When not writing, Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband of 30 years and her two college age children, when they find the time. She lives in Florida and enjoys all that living in the sunshine state brings, boating, fishing, beaches, theme parks, and more. Her favorite pass time is reading (what a surprise!) She likes Thrillers, Romantic Suspense, and Romantic Comedy.
Website: www.kellyabell.com Twitter: @KellyAbellBooks
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C. J. Baty lives in southwest Ohio. Her heart however, lives in the mountains of Tennessee where she hopes to retire some day. The mountains have always provided her with inspiration and a soothing balm to the stresses of everyday life.
The dream of writing her own stories started in high school but was left on the back burner of life until her son introduced her to fan fiction and encouraged her to give it a try. She found that her passion for telling a story was still there and writing them down to share with others was much more thrilling than she had ever expected.
She has a loving and supportive family who doesn't mind fixing their own meals when she is in the middle of a story. And a network of friends, who have encouraged and cheered her on in her quest of being an author.
One thing she has learned from life and she is often heard to say is: “You are never too old to follow your dream!”
Charlayne Elizabeth Denney was born in Amarillo, Texas and lived there until 1991. Now a resident of Houston, she has been a waitress, a DJ, a sports writer, a technical writer, sold knives, swords, and replica weapons, was part-owner of a comic shop, and a perennial student. She has 4 kids, 9 grandkids, 2 Shelties, and a cat who is the inspiration for Baron in "Fangs & Halos." She married her 3rd and final husband, Bruce, in 1993 after a whirlwind six-month romance, having met him at a Science Fiction convention and her sister telling her to "go out with him" (and him overhearing her). She has written many non-fiction articles, has been published in several magazines, and wrote technical training manuals for Compaq. She reviews for Paranormal Romance Guild and loves vampire novels the most. "
The Fangs & Halos Series has been acclaimed with many 5-star reviews and an Honorable Mention for Lilly's Angel from Paranormal Romance Guild.
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I've been an avid reader for years. To my husband's dismay, I have bookshelves full of books, rooms full of books, boxes full of books. My cars have books in them. I just can't seem to get rid of them after I read them. You just never know when you will want to read it again, right?
About two years ago, my husband gave me the dream gift, a Kindle. It was love at first sight and my first foray into the world of ebooks. To say the least, I am a technologically challenged person but when a reader, such as I, is told that you can have the book you want to read in seconds, I'm going to do whatever it takes to learn how to use it as quickly as possible.
While I still have books everywhere, I no longer take ten or twelve books with me when I go on vacation. The only thing I need is my Kindle. It never leaves my purse.
My genre of choice is romance with a paranormal twist. My authors of choice are Diana Palmer, Iris Johansen, Catherine Coulter, Jill Gregory and of course, the queen, Nora Roberts. I am also very partial to Michael Connelly, who is not a romance author but damn that man can write!
In my life prior to becoming an author, I was a Legal Assistant/Office Manager for a wonderful local estate planning attorney (no criminals that I know of). Prior to that, I also worked my way up the ladder in a large corporation, from payroll clerk to supervising nine employees in operational accounting.
When my children, Shandelle and Pilar, were small, I took a few years off to be a full-time mom and help my husband with his accounting work for his auto repair shop.
After, Michael, my husband, sold his business, he changed professions and started working for a national construction company.
Michael and I raised two beautiful, strong women so that's who I write about. The women in my books are strong individuals that have moments of weakness and frailty to work through.