Interview with Irene Helenowski

Hello Everyone!

Today, author Irene Helenowski stopped by for an interview. We chat about her books, screenwriting, and what she likes to do in her downtime.

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Irene, thank you so much for stopping by. To start off tell us about yourself and how your writing career began. 

Thank you for having me 🙂  I’ve also been interested in writing but really began after finishing my dissertation in biostatistics and wanted to do something completely different.

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First up, let’s talk about your book series Order of Dimensions. Can you tell us about the story and the inspiration behind it? 

I was always fascinated in the multiverse theory and how we could travel between dimensions.  So then I came up with a story featuring a brilliant physics student, Jane Kremowski, who helps develop a device that allows for travel between dimensions. And of course, there is a love triangle with her, her high school sweetheart, Randy Lipinski, and the dastardly villain, Anton Zelov

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I also know you have a stand-alone novel called Miles For Bonnie, could you tell us about the story?

It is about a widower and army veteran who takes a road trip from Iowa to Florida to visit his late wife’s family, and on the way meets quite a few characters, some of which become part of his new family.

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Do you find it easier writing stand-alone novels or a book series?

It depends on the story and if I feel the story could go on or should remain complete.

Aside from writing books, I understand you’re trying screenwriting, can you give us an update on how that’s going?

It’s a slow process, especially when trying to find someone wanting to read the script.

When you’re not busy with work and writing, what do you like to do to relax?

I like reading, watching movies, going to museums and concerts.  Recently, I started volunteering at the Art Institute which I really enjoy.  I also like traveling, and on a most recent trip, my boyfriend took me to St. Joseph, Michigan, which was absolutely gorgeous.

Just for fun 

Favorite movie?  Sound of Music

Favorite literary character? Oliver Twist

Least favorite food? I like everything 🙂

Favorite sport? Volleyball, although lately I’ve gotten into college football.

Favorite season? Tossup between spring and summer.

To learn more about Irene’s books visit her Amazon Page: https://www.amazon.com/Irene-Helenowski/e/B00H3ICJOW%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_scns_share

Forbidden Romance by Bella Jeanisse

 

 

New Release – 
Forbidden Romance, Silverblade, Book 3
Release Date: September 12th
Bella Jeanisse
Rockstar Romance
332 Pages
#FRWTMO
A Rockstar Romance set in the World of Triple Threat.
Happily ever after is just within reach, but life has more obstacles in store for Shane Martin than he imagined possible.
The frontman for Silverblade has been dealing with guilt since his best friend, Troy Hudson, overdosed. Shane’s feelings for Troy’s wife, Patricia, intensify it. Nevertheless, he yearns for a life with her. 
Patricia Hudson lives with the ghost of her deceased husband, even mistaking Shane for Troy when attempting intimate moments. She is determined to find a way to make it work for them. A second chance at love is worth fighting for.
Silverblade is a Rockstar Romance series which follows the band through a transformation that leaves them open to new possibilities.
 
Book 1 – Silverblade
 
Book 2 – Accidental Romance
 
Book 3 – Forbidden Romance
Warning: For those 18 and over only. May not suitable for all readers. Bumps in the road can be fun, right?
 
Universal Book Link: https://books2read.com/u/31reo6
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Patty smiled when Shane leaned on her as she washed the dishes. His freshly dyed hair draped over her shoulder. “Do you need something?”
 
“Yeah… but not gonna ask you for that… yet.” His eyes closed as his body responded to their closeness. One foot moved back, then he decided he shouldn’t hide his desire for her.
 
She pressed against him and bit her lip when she felt a bulge in his shorts. What’s he like in bed? Should I make the first move? Does he like that sort of thing? Ugh! We’re taking this slow, remember? Maybe we should go out on a date.
 
“Patty?” She hadn’t responded to multiple questions. With an urge for more contact, Shane placed his hands on her hips. “How about we watch a porn on the couch?”
 
The plate in Patty’s hand slipped. “What?”
 
“That you hear, but not me asking if you’ve seen the new Star Wars movie?”
 
She blushed. “I’m sorry. My mind drifted for a while.”
 
“I know.” His lips touched her ear. “What were you thinking about? Me?”
 
“Yes.” Her entire body shivered. “Are you trying to seduce me?”
 
His eyes widened. “Uh… no.” He stepped back. “Sorry.”
 
She turned and winked. “It’s working.”
 
“Really?” He brushed her lips with his. “I guess we should continue then.”
 
 
“Another Rock Romance Winner!!
This is an amazing love story between Shane and Patty that keeps you on the edge of your seat and praying that these two can find their HEA especially considering their circumstance….” – Doris
 
Another 5+ star read in the Silverblade series set in the Triple Threat World of Rockstars. Shane and Patty’s story takes them on a journey of loss and grief, acceptance, lust and love. – Sarah
 
“It was so great to delve back into the Silverblade world. If you love series that bring characters in from other books Bella’s book are it. 
This story is about finding love again and rebirth” – Suzan
 
“Amazing. Bella has grown so much in her writing that with every new book you can feel like you are one with the characters.” – Traci
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Genre: Rockstar

 

 

 

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Accidental Romance – Silverblade Book 2
Genre: Rockstar Romance

 

 

 
 
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Bella Jeanisse lives for rock music. Addicted to concerts, Avenged Sevenfold, fictional rockers, and blasting music in the car, she can’t get enough. After her father turned her on to Queen, there was no going back. Of course, it didn’t stop there. Playing guitar became a pastime, which didn’t turn into a career… until she started to pen her fantasies and publish them.


 


Originally from Brooklyn, New York City, she grew up with access to clubs like L’Amour and CBGBs, hung out in Greenwich Village, as well as had plenty of friends in bands. No wonder rockers stayed on her mind. Bringing her ideas to life was a long time coming.


 

 

She is now living near Tampa, FL with 3 kids and 3 grandkids, as a single mom. Her family supports her writing even when it seems to take up more time than they feel is necessary. Can’t stop the muse, ya know!

 

Besides erotic rock star romances, Bella also writes about wild bikers, hot college men and more.

 

 
 
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Crashers by Lindy S. Hudis

Title: Crashers
Author: Lindy S. Hudis
Genre: Crime Thriller
Release Date: September 9th, 2019
#Crashers
 

 

 

Enter the world of Crashers! A riveting story of love, desperation and greed. 
Fraudulent car accidents is a multi-million dollar racket, involving unscrupulous medical providers, personal injury attorneys, and the cooperating passengers involved in the elaborate network—and who also receive a portion of the illegal proceeds. Such is the fate of newly engaged, Nathan and Shari, whose joy is tempered by the dark cloud of mounting debt. 
 
A chance encounter with a sexy, mysterious stranger, in whom Shari confides her troubles proves fortuitous: he tells her of a get-rich-quick scheme that will put her and her fiancé on easy street. Seduced by the chance to move from hard times to good times in no time, Sheri takes the carrot offered her, and finds herself acting as a “stuffed passenger”—the “victim” in a staged auto accident. The act goes according to plan and Shari gets her payday, but getting out and breaking free of the insurance fraud underworld will take nothing short of a miracle. 
 
 

 

 

 
 

 

 
 
 
Chapter 1
 
 
For KXXX TV and KXXX AM Radio News, this is Katie Carlson with your mid-morning eye-in-the-sky traffic report, and it’s an easy one: It’s messed up EVERYWHERE! So far, the 405 South is backed up all the way to the 101. So, if you are going into Hollywood this morning, you are going to be late for that audition. Also, there is an injury crash on the Eastbound 10. So, if you are heading into downtown LA, you might want to bring a magazine or get some knitting done. If you are going to LAX, forget it, call mom back east and tell her you will be driving out instead. Just Kidding! Any way, this is Katie Carlson with the Los Angeles mid-morning traffic report. Enjoy your commute everybody, NOT!
 
 
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As the blare of the clock radio on the night table jolted her awake, Shari Barnes rubbed her eyes, blew her long brown hair out of her face, and snuggled into Nathan Townsend’s chest. She curled her body around his middle and took a deep whiff of his salty, masculine neck.
 
 
But she couldn’t ignore the voice on the radio.
 
 
“Monday morning traffic,” she sighed.
 
 
Nathan matched the sigh and put his arms around her. “At least you don’t have to drive over the hill.”
 
 
“Yeah, I would just die if I had to drive into Beverly Hills every day to work in a beautiful office.” Shari giggled and disappeared under their thick blue comforter for a few more moments of sleepy-headed bliss. She felt Nathan stretch up, and a moment later the radio shut off. Then he slid down next to her in the single bed they shared in their Studio City apartment, a few blocks north of Ventura Boulevard. The constant drone and rumble of another L.A. morning came clearly through the open window: cars honking, rock music blaring, the frantic scurrying sounds of the film shoot a few blocks away. Shari ran her bare feet up the inside of Nathan’s thigh.
 
 
He jumped. “Shit, your feet are cold.” He pushed her legs off of him.
 
 
“What time is it?” she murmured between kisses.
 
 
“Um, seven.” He nuzzled her neck and she felt him becoming erect against her.
 
 
“No time for that!” She threw off the covers. “Gotta be at work on time for once; gotta get my asp out of bed.”
 
 
“There’s a snake in the bed?” Nathan grabbed her with both hands and gave her belly gentle nips.
 
 
“Yeah, of the one-eyed variety.” Shari leaped to the floor and padded naked into the bathroom. She turned the hot water in the shower to high and stepped in, filling the small bathroom with steam.
 
 
She had just poured a green drop of shampoo into her palm and was running her hands together when the flimsy yellow and white shower curtain flew back and Nathan grinned in at her. She smiled back, surprised by neither his arrival nor the partial hard-on that preceded him.
 
 
“Mind if we join you?” he asked.
 
 
“There’s enough shampoo for everybody,” Shari said as she rubbed her hands across her scalp.
 
 
He stepped into the stall, pulled the curtain closed and began to lather her hair for her. She put her hands on his back, feeling the taut muscles and the water streaming there, but did not reach down between them. It took him about five seconds to realize it and hold her away.
 
 
“You okay?”
 
 
“Fine….”
 
 
“Don’t lie; I can always tell when you have something on your mind.”
 
 
“You know me better than I know me,” she said.
 
 
“You know it.” He pushed her wet hair over her shoulders. “Come on, give.”
 
 
“I was thinking maybe I should get a second job.”
 
 
“You’re worrying about money again?”
 
 
“Well, I have to shoot my student thesis film this year or I won’t graduate. But where am I going to get the money I need?”
 
 
“How much do you need?”
 
 
“At least five figures.”
 

 

 

 

 
Lindy S. Hudis is a graduate of New York University, where she studied drama at Tisch School of the Arts. She is the author of several titles, including her romance suspense novel, Weekends, her “Hollywood” story City of Toys, and her crime novel, Crashers. She is also the author of an erotic short story series, “The S&M Club” and “The Mile High Club”. Her short film “The Lesson” was screened at the Seattle Underground Film Festival and Cine-Nights in 2000. She is also an actress, having appeared in the television daytime drama “Sunset Beach”. She and her husband, Hollywood stuntman Stephen Hudis, have formed their own production company called Impact Motion Pictures, and have several projects and screenplays in development. She lives in California with her husband and two children.
 
Lindy S. Hudis Twitter: https://twitter.com/lindyscribe

 

 
 

 

 

Jessie’s Hope Blog Tour

Jessie's Hope Blog Tour

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Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love?

Years ago, an accident robbed Jessie Smith’s mobility. It also stole her mother and alienated her from her father. When Jessie’s high school sweetheart Matt Jansen proposes, her parents’ absence intensifies her worry that she cannot hold on to those she loves.

With a wedding fast approaching, Jessie’s grandfather Homer has a goal to find the perfect dress for “his Jessie,” one that would allow her to forget, even if for a moment, the boundaries of her wheelchair. But financial setbacks and unexpected sabotage hinder his plans.

Determined to heal from her past, Jessie initiates a search for her father. Can a sliver of hope lead to everlasting love when additional obstacles—including a spurned woman and unpredictable weather—highjack Jessie’s dream wedding?

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Bad, Bold…And Beautiful

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BAD, BOLD…AND BEAUTIFUL

Published: July 30, 2019 by Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies

Paranormal Fiction

 

Synopsis:

 

Ten amazing women authors.

Ten stories of paranormal powerhouses.

They’re bad, they’re bold, and they are beautiful!

And we’re not talking just about the authors.

Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies brings you ten stories of the paranormal featuring powerful, kick-ass heroines who take no prisoners. There’s no fight they won’t win, no argument they’ll back down from. Not to mention these feisty ladies of fiction are damn sexy. When these women get ready for action, you better stand back!

 

Amazon Links:

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Goodreads Link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/46646604-bad-bold-and-beautiful

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Published: July 30, 2019

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Paranormal Fiction
Synopsis:

 

Ten amazing women authors.

Ten stories of paranormal powerhouses.

They’re bad, they’re bold, and they are beautiful!

And we’re not talking just about the authors.

Perfectly Poisoned Anthologies brings you ten stories of the paranormal featuring powerful, kick-ass heroines who take no prisoners. There’s no fight they won’t win, no argument they’ll back down from. Not to mention these feisty ladies of fiction are damn sexy. When these women get ready for action, you better stand back!
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The Origin of Akari  – Alice La Roux

There has always been something different about Akari. One fateful night of bloodshed reveals her true nature. Japan isn’t safe for a kitsune and soon she and her family are on the run trying to evade The Council, a group who hunt demons and unnatural creatures. Suppressing her inner fox does nothing but bring chaos to her life and with the help of a new friend, she decides it’s time to embrace her true form.

But with power, comes great danger.

 

Amber Illusion – T. Elizabeth Guthrie

Amber Roberts is on a mission for NASA when she suddenly finds herself 500 years in the future and about to be sold as a slave.

She manages to get free and three years later becomes the best bounty hunter in the universe. She finds herself working for the king of Midnight, a vampire, and has to go after the very man who tried to sell her.

 

Love’s Cry – Casia Courtier

After her death, Vivian’s only memories are her name and Jacob Butler. For over twenty years she has watched over him. He is her one constant.

That is until his son Scott returns.

Vivian is beginning to learn more about her past, her present, and questions her future. No matter what, her obsession will never die.

 

Tango Fuego – Terri A. Wilson

 Welcome to Tango Fuego, one of New York City’s hottest burlesque clubs, where the dancers are hot, and the drinks are cold. Bring your change ladies because Monday and Tuesday nights feature an all-male review that will tingle your ta-tas and moisten your panties.

Rosie runs her bar the way she ran her army in hell; everyone is welcome but follow her rules, take care of each other and don’t mess with innocents. For some, that’s a hard lesson to learn especially if you are an incubus yearning for your next high. Lester Fine is about to regret the day he met Rosie. She’s tougher than he knew, has friends in low places, and always gets what she wants.

 

The Black Silence – Jennie L. Morris

The Holy Roman Empire 1055 AD. Eyda of Villicus must defy her husband’s command and return home, a place she left seven years ago on her wedding day. Her father dead, her stepmother imprisoned as a witch, and her two half-siblings vanished, it’s her duty to set things right.

 

Nestled against the Black Forest, ten young children are missing from her home town of Groschen. No one dare go beyond the hills and meadows to search for them, as darkness encompasses the once lively woodlands. Armed with a sword and relentless determination, Eyda gathers a small  band of loyal companions to bring back the children and destroy the  monsters which plague her people. Failure is unacceptable, she’d rather die upon her sword than return without saving the innocents.

 

The Grimoire’s Key – Andra Dill

Sometimes a simple favor can complicate a girl’s life. Kayla  Byrne—lynx-shifter, mom, and former thief—doesn’t mind a little trouble.  Keeping an enchanted pendant safe for a few days shouldn’t be that hard.

When those hunting the necklace target Kayla and her loved ones, this resourceful lynx refuses to become their prey.

 

The Huntress – Lauren Tisdale

Blood. So much blood. Luna Gonzales life was forever changed the day she found her entire family massacred. It was then she discovered the truth about her family’s legacy. Revenge and anger fueled her desire to see those responsible brought to justice – her justice.

On the hunt for the responsible party, she slowly unravels hidden lies that could alter her perception entirely. Luna locks her target on the suspected killer, only to halt herself in her revenge. Something within her awakens and she realizes not everything is as it seems.

 

Creating Darkness (Fiann Company 2.5) – Vanessa Ross

 

The Last Woodcutter – Krystle Able

 

Wicked Radiance – KZ Riley

They said there was a girl. A girl with hair the color of lilacs. Swaying in the breeze, casting its floral scent about.

Eyes the color of the brightest rubies the world had ever seen, singeing your soul when their gaze was set upon you.

Skin that looked like the finest china, as if a single touch would crumble the porcelain to the ground.

She may look fragile, but she was anything but.

She was fierce. Independent. And our only salvation.

Her soul must combine with the six. Together, they will reign. Together, they will bring salvation.

 

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

 

Andra Dill

When not daydreaming about plot lines and characters Andra practices yoga, reads voraciously, and drinks too much coffee. She loves road trips and going off on wild tangents.

Andra Dill Links

Twitter @aedill

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/andradillauthor

Facebook http://www.facebook.com/andradillauthor

 

Terri A. Wilson

Terri is a former English teacher and librarian. She taught middle and high school and college. Now she works from home homeschooling her two daughters and living out her dreams via her stories. She began escaping into books a little later than most but was hooked after the first book she read. It has been her dream to give back to the book world since she was in second grade.

When she’s not writing or reading, she enjoys binging on Netflix and painting. Due to her crunchy lifestyle and free spirit, she considers herself a recycled hippie. Her most important goal is to help others jump and learn to fly.

Terri A. Wilson Links

http://www.terriluvsbooks.com

https://linktr.ee/terria.wilson

 

Jennie L. Morris 

As a self-proclaimed Anglophile and research geek, it’s no wonder that Jennie L. Morris writes Romance and Historical Fiction with a flair for realism. Her love for learning led to obtaining degrees in Anthropology and Biology, which she often relies on during her writing process. Coming from NE Ohio, and raised on a small beef cattle farm, life was anything but ordinary growing up.

Jennie now resides in rural Kentucky, among the bluegrass and dazzling horse farms, with her amazing husband and their boxer Archie. When she isn’t reading or writing, she is feeding her tea obsession or perfume addiction, letting the scents and flavors fuel her creative fires.

Jennie L. Morris Links

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/AuthorJennieL.Morris/

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/JLMTeaAndBooks/

Website: http://www.jennielmorris.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/authorjennielmorris/

GoodReads:  https://www.goodreads.com/JennieLMorris

 

KZ Riley

KZ Riley is 29 years old and lives near Lubbock, Texas where the wind blows constantly. She has been married to her husband for 7 years and they have two daughters together. She has been an avid reader for as long as she can remember and recently took that love to the next level. First, it started by being an ARC and BETA reader for authors, then she began her own review page to let others know of amazing books she was reading, and finally she came to the ultimate outcome: an author yourself. For several years, she played with the idea of writing a story and even jotted down notes and storylines, but never had the courage to finish and publish it. It was with the help from the Penned in Ink group that she put her fears aside and decided to go for it.

Hopefully you enjoy the awesomeness she has brought you and you will be kind enough to leave a review on Amazon and/or Goodreads.

Thanks so much for taking the time to read this story and I hope you will read more from me in the future.

KZ Riley Links

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/18117951.K_Z_Riley?from_search=true

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kz.riley89

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/848759325303293/

 

Lauren Tisdale

Writing was not something that Lauren ever thought she’d want to do professionally. After becoming a mother, she stayed home to care for her son. In between diaper changes and nap times, Lauren found herself embarking on a journey of discovering herself through written word; with stories that somehow needed to be told, and characters who gave her glimpses into new worlds. It was there that she began her journey in fan fiction writing with a group of friends. Something sparked and a passion was lit. With many other independent authors as mentors, she grew and learned all she could to master her skills. What once was a hobby, led to a passion and then became a dream. Encouraged by her family and friends, she set out to pursue her writing, finally taking part in National Novel Writing Month, which brought forth her first novel – Circle of Secrets.

Lauren is married to her husband of eleven years, Brett. Together they have one son, Payton and a lab retriever, Meeko.  She calls a small town in south-central Louisiana home. Staying busy is what she’s used to, but it keeps life interesting. She has a severe case of Wanderlust.

Lauren Tisdale Links

http://www.laurentisdaleauthor.com

http://www.facebook.com/laurentisdaleauthor

http://www.facebook.com/groups/beyondthepages

http://www.twitter.com/LTisdaleAuthor

Instagram: accidental_author

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7375543.Lauren_Tisdale

 

Alice La Roux

Alice La Roux is a dirty minded, foul mouthed Welsh author who dabbles in erotica, contemporary romance and fantasy. She’s a bookworm who drinks too much prosecco (is there such a thing?), loves her dog and is addicted to social media and anthologies. She’s also the owner of Indie Love, a company that hopes to bring more events to Wales through signings and retreats and support Indie authors in any way they can.

Alice La Roux Links

https://www.instagram.com/alicelaroux/

https://www.facebook.com/asmadasAlice/

 

  1. Elizabeth Guthrie
  2. Elizabeth Guthrie is the mother of two daughters, BamMaw (grandma) to two grandsons and one new granddaughter. She’s happily married to her best friend and works alongside him building their own line of live edge furniture. Look them up at Phunky Junk Alley.

She started writing when she was young after the passing of her mother. She said it was and still is a great way to escape to other places real and imaginary. She writes all genre’s but her favorites to write are the same as the ones she loves to read, horror, science fiction and romance.

She currently has four paranormal romances published and loves to create fantasy jewelry with a whole line of pieces that are inspired by the stories she publishes and future ones she wants to publish someday.

  1. Elizabeth Guthrie Links

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/telizabeth.guthrie

Goodreads:  https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/17630523.T_Elizabeth _Guthrie

https://t-elizabeth-guthrie-author.jimdosite.com

 

Casia Courtier

When Casia isn’t perfecting a new story, she is rubbing elbows with great literary minds and soaking up their advice for her blog. She has been published in numerous anthologies and will soon have a full length novel(la) of her own. She enjoys dabbling in different genres, spending time with her family, and computer design.

Casia Courtier Links

casscourtier.wordpress.com/

http://www.instagram.com/casiacourtier

http://www.twitter.com/casiacourtier

http://www.facebook.com/casiacourtier.author

http://www.facebook.com/groups/casiacrew

 

Vanessa Ross

Vanessa Ross is a jack of all trades. She is an educator, counselor, service dog trainer, writer, mother, and wife. Her passion is aiding others that have fallen on hard times. She comes from a military family and loves her country. She started out as an avid reader because she was told she would not succeed as a reader due to her learning disabilities. Vanessa refuses to let her disabilities stop her and read 550 books the first year. Then she was told she could not write because she has dysgraphia, she had a new goal. She has published multiple books, in the paranormal romance and mythology genre. What is her next project you may ask, helping others achieve their dream? Through this journey Vanessa has met so many people that just need some help. She has started a non-profit publishing house, A Valkyrie’s Muse that focuses on helping new and veteran Arthurs navigate the world of self-publishing. She is currently running free writing workshops in Texas, for those that have been abused or have disabilities. Opening locations in other cities is currently in the works. To fund this altruistic venture, she gives 10% of her proceeds to the charity.

Vanessa Ross Links

Newsletter: https://vanessaross.us19.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=1760240f18c112bf9ba0692fd&id=68a80ee7d8

Website: http://bit.ly/2TJ5Eb4

Vanessa Ross Page:http://bit.ly/2AkpIax

Book Bub: http://bit.ly/2DEUDlr

Goodreads: http://bit.ly/2TKiPYW

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vanessa.ross.author/

Twitter: http://bit.ly/2QguzDP

Pinterest: http://bit.ly/2SdIF6k

 

 

Krystle Able

Krystle Able grew up and still lives in Central Illinois with her husband, three children and dog. Krystle knew she wanted to be a writer when she won a book making contest in summer daycare when she was 9 years old. After 10+ years in retail management, Krystle took the plunge into writing full time in 2015 when she and her husband began a content writing company called TypedIt. Krystle enjoys being a multi-genre author with releases planned in the dark romance, thriller, contemporary fiction, fantasy, and paranormal genres. Always a reader first, Krystle’s favorite hobbies include supporting and cultivating relationships in the indie publishing and small press publishing world, and talking about literature. She is currently finishing her BA in English Literature at University of Illinois Springfield.

Krystle Able links

http://www.krystleable.net

http://www.facebook.com/krystleableauthor

http://www.facebook.com/groups/krystlebookclub

http://www.instagram.com/krystleable

Why Do We Write?

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The writing community continues to grow. There’s hundreds, possibly thousands of people who are taking the plunge and trying their hand at becoming a published author.

There are different reasons why people choose to write, but the main reasons are for money and creative fulfillment.

All stories start with an idea and as writers we decide to pursue the idea to see where it goes. After countless hours of writing, editing, and formatting; we finally have polished story in our hands. We’re proud of our book and decide to share with the public, hoping to become famous and make millions of dollars.

That last part is far-fetched.

I was naïve enough to believe that would actually happen when I started my writing journey. Hollywood makes it seem so easy, when in reality it isn’t.

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There’s a lot of work that goes into being an author, not matter how you publish your book. With the writing, editing, cover designing, and promoting; an author’s work is never done.

As authors we do a lot to see our stories come to fruition, and often we’re rewarded with very little.

There are a few cases where an author like E.L. James will get lucky with a bestselling book, earn millions of dollars, and get a Hollywood movie deal. But for others it’s a struggle selling even one book.

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Authors earn royalties from book sales, and as a majority of them will attest its difficult making money from writing. Some writers are lucky to get a few sales here and there, while some struggle to sell one copy.

As you’re reading this, you’re wondering “why do you write if you’re not making any money?”

Well, it’s simple.

It’s not always about the money.

Many authors write because it’s what they love to do. They’ve got a story they want to tell and they put their ideas on paper.

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Yes, it’s nice to earn a little extra money now and then. But the real satisfaction is creating the story. Watching as the characters and the plot you thought up in your head, unfold as you write is an incredible feeling. You become overwhelmed seeing a story brought to life and knowing that this is a big step in pursuing your writing dreams.

We may never make millions from our books (although it nice to dream about it). Yet, we continue on with our writing journey because it’s our passion. As long as we have stories to tell, we’re going to continue sharing them with the world.

 

Fate of Four by Ariel Marie

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Fate of Four (Blackclaw Alphas #1) by Ariel Marie

One powerful witch. Three alpha bears determined to possess her. They would do anything to protect her–even if it means war.

Keeva Vixen was a witch who had been promised to another against her will. Running away from a life she didn’t want, she ended up in the sleepy bear town of Blackclaw. Everything she knew about soul mates flew out the door the minute she laid her eyes on the three hunky alphas.

Their bears were drawn to the honeysuckle scent of the new witch in town. Her wide eyes, plump lips, and luscious curves were for them and only them. She belonged to them, and they would claim her. Fate had driven her to Blackclaw, and they would do anything to protect her.

Keeva would have to face her past to have a future. With her three mates at her side, will they be able to defeat the enemy?

Fate of Four is the first book in the Blackclaw Alpha series, a reverse harem paranormal romance. If you love powerful witches and strong bear shifters, then dive right into this steamy series now!

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About Ariel Marie

Ariel Marie is an author who loves the paranormal, action and hot steamy romance. She combines all three in each and every one of her stories. For as long as she can remember, she has loved vampires, shifters and every creature you can think of. This even rolls over into her favorite movies! She loves a good action-packed thriller! Throw a touch of the supernatural world in it and she’s hooked!

She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio where she currently resides with her husband and three beautiful children. Want to know more about her and her books?

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