My Chat with Camilla – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 12

Hello and welcome!

Check out the chat I had with another of the heroines from the anthology.

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Camilla Marie Ambrogi

Do you have a nickname?
Cami

What is one word best describes you?
Loyal

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Black dress and heels, that are not so pretty anymore.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Yes I didn’t give her a choice.

What makes you laugh out loud?
These tough alpha males trying to boss me around.

What is your favourite dessert?
Cannoli filled with chocolate.

What is your favourite drink?
Nice pinot

What is your greatest fear?
Losing a patient

What is your favourite colour?
Purple

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Tank top and shorts

What is the perfect romantic date?
Dinner and a walk through the park, something intimate.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Super ticklish and all over.

What’s your favourite smell?
Rain

What does it remind you of?
Freshness

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes, they tell you so much.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Yes quite unexpectedly.

What is one word best describes him?
Alphahole

Is your book part of a series?
No

What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Not sure yet, maybe will get my own series if I have my way.

Thank you for chatting with me, I am looking forward to reading your story.

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I hope you enjoyed the chat.

Her story is Saint to Dinner by AnnaMarie Gardner, a new author for me.

As the police chief’s daughter, I know I’m safe. However, when I have a run in with the mob, things change. So what happens when a Saint and Sinner combine? Find out what happens when you bring a Saint to Dinner.

Author Bio

AnnaMarie Gardner is a wife of 19 years with two incredible children. When she was younger, she found a love of the written word through poetry. While raising her family, she sadly stopped writing. Now that her children are in school she has found her way back to the written word. She not only writes poetry but has also started her sojourn into short stories. You can also see her writing many original stories during live writes. AnnaMarie beta read for several years before she decided to stretch her wings and rejoin the incredible world of writers.

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Preorder now!

The amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all! You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 13 !

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Alec

Hello and welcome!

Do I have a treat for you today! My guest is one of my BBFs I collected recently and he is something else LOL read on and find out why.

Welcome!

What is your full name?
Alec Xavier Cavanaugh.

Do you have a nickname?
Mr. Phantom.

What is one word that best describes you?
Unique.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Jeans and a faded t-shirt. I don’t dress up often.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
She did indeed.

What makes you laugh out loud?
Corny or smart-assed jokes.

What is your favourite song?
Bryan Adams – (Everything I do) I Do It For You.

What is your favourite movie?
Princess Bride.

What is your greatest fear?
Losing those I love.

What is your favourite colour?
Blue.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Rose petals, a candle light dinner, and snuggling while watching a good movie.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very much so. Sides, underarms, feet… Will this information be used against me later? he laughs

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
For this one, I’ll need you to close your eyes and imagine a still lake overlooking the serene mountains in the distance. The smell of fresh air. Reminds me of home.

When you look at a woman what catches your interest?
Eyes and smile.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
I sure do.

What is one word that best describes her?
Exquisite.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Stand alone. That just means people can read it over and over. he smirks

Thank you Alec for chatting with me. Well will see about that. I bet that if us readers will ask for more, Ms. Healy will give us more. Pretty pleeeeeeze… with a cherry on top!

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So what did you think?

Alec’s book is AlecPhantom by Dani Healy, a new author for me.

“To have the strength to overcome life’s obstacles, you first must have faith that something better is just around the corner.”

Some secrets are meant to tear us apart, but what if one could bring us closer together?

In the early spring of 1998, Scarlett Mitchel fell for a guy she met online. A guy whose face she has never seen, but whose voice melts her heart. She just can’t understand why he doesn’t want to meet face to face.

That’s because Alec Cavanaugh has a secret. One that he refuses to give up so easily… until Scarlett gives him an ultimatum. Either the secret goes, or she does.

Rated 17+ for adult related themes/brief sensual content

My review – 5 stars

– Up till 2am
Well Ms. Healy, I blame you for being up so late.
My first from the author and I started it thinking I will read a few pages before sleep. Well… I could not stop reading! Love the style of writing, it was so easy and light for the first half, the story grabbed me from the first page and with each page found myself more invested. Loved the chemistry between Scarlett and Alec. Their story is intense but the reward at the end is so good. I laughed, I cried, I shouted at them to not be stubborn. Brought back quite a few memories, dial-up internet and the songs mentioned in the story. I recommend this story with 5 stars. Looking forward to more, I hope more characters will get their HEA too.

I love discovering new authors and their worlds, and I am glad I found Ms Healy’s. I love her style of writing and will be checking out more of her books.

Author Bio
Hi there, I’m Dani!

starts singing my theme song In West Broward County, I was born and raised…at the pool is where I spent most of my days…rockin’ out to music and breakin’ the rules…chillin’ with my besties in and out of school…but then a couple ideas popped in my head…they started makin’ trouble, that’s what I said…I published one little book and my mom yelled, “Yay”…she said, “Go and write another one…live, laugh, love, pray!”

Okay, now that that’s out of my system, let’s get serious lol I was born and raised in sunny southern Florida. My love for writing started at a very young age with poetry and song lyrics, but it wasn’t until 2010 that I tried my hand at writing a novel. I’m a writer, gamer, music lover, movie watcher, tackle hugger…where was I going with this? lol

I strive to take my readers through all the twists and turns that come with the emotional states of love and loss, but I also want to make people laugh and allow them to escape reality for a little while. I appreciate you taking the time to read my bio, and I hope you enjoy falling in love with my characters as much as I have hugs

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Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobook to listen to: La Vie en Rose

Hello and welcome!

The audiobook I want to share about today is a not-to-be-missed story

La Vie en Rose: Life in Pink

By: Lydia Michaels

Narrated by: Brian Callanan

Emma Sanders has always dreamt of being a bride, wearing fancy gowns, pretty pearls, and – of course – falling madly in love. Then life happened. Finding herself one fiancé short of her happily ever after, she leaves the fairytales behind. Some days are simply too perilous for pink gowns and pearls.

Riley Lockhart is the sort of man who can make a woman lower her gaze with only a smile. That he doesn’t realize his charm makes him all the more enchanting. Determined to save Emma the pain of her breakup, he steps in as a friend, but soon finds himself wanting more.

She was just a girl, but she somehow winds up being the strongest woman he’s ever known. Losing her is not an option and when life can’t be tied neatly in a pretty little bow, he holds tight to all that he loves most in this world – his Emma. His hero.

Sometimes the greatest scars are worn on the inside.

Isn’t the cover beautiful? I love it!

The story and the voice telling make it …

a must listen

I picked up this book because I love Mr. Callanan’s voice and I am glad I did.
It starts out like any other story, character intros, showing the dynamics between the main characters. I was zoning out a bit in the beginning at the very detailed scenes, BUT… am I glad the author did that because the twist in the story is major, I mean life-altering major, I did not expect and what happens after is very detailed and eye-opening for somebody who has not gone thru that. It is about love, loyalty, friendship, family, what it means to have those when you need them the most. The book has crazy LOL moments, steamy dirty-talk scenes, and tear jerker ones too.
It ends well, but have tissues ready. Emma and Riley’s wows are just beautiful, the nicknames for each other cracked me up. It put me thru the emotional wringer, but OH SO WORTH IT !!!
I think this is the best I heard so far from Mr. Callanan. He outdid himself in every way, the various voices, the emotions, the passionate delivery made this an enjoyable experience.

Overall – 5 stars • Performance – 5 stars • Story – 5 stars

It has been almost 3 years, December 18, 2017 to be exact WOW time flies since I listened to it, but I still remember the feeling of contentment when finished.

There is a sale on right now, so hurry and get it HERE.

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Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Audiobooks to listen to: Loverboy

Hello and welcome!

I just finished an ARC of this audiobook I was lucky to get from one of my fave authors, Sarina Bowen, and I had to tell you about it even thought the release date is December 1, 2020. I was part of the cover reveal too, if you missed that, you can find it here.

CREDITS: Photo by Wander Aguiar, Design by Hang Le

Secrets, desires, and exquisite pie. It’s all in a day’s work at The Company.

Growing up, I was the rough guy from the wrong neighborhood who couldn’t catch a break. Posy was the pampered girl I tried to impress. But I managed to steal only a single kiss before I had to skip town.

Now I’m back, and the tables are turned. Posy runs a struggling pie shop. I’m the VP of a secretive billion-dollar security company.

Not that I can tell her.

There’s a murderer on the loose in New York, and he seems to spend a lot of time at Posy’s shop. I can’t let on that I’m here to bring him down before he can harm a hair on her pretty head.

Going undercover as Posy’s new barista wasn’t my idea. I don’t even drink coffee. But now I have to call her “boss,” and do everything the curvy perfectionist asks of me. I’d forgotten how much we infuriate each other, and that she somehow fills me with both irritation and desire in the same breath.There’s nobody more skilled at stealth ops than me. I can bring this killer down. Right after I take a cold shower. And just as soon as I figure out how to make a skinny peppermint latte with milk poured in the shape of a kitten…

Audiobook narrated by Joe Arden and Vanessa Edwin, with special appearance from Emma Wilder.

Check out the audio excerpt on YouTube

Gunner goes under cover… as a barista. He’s had easier days! 🙂 Joe Arden’s voices are sublime ❤

Add it to your Goodreads TBR list.

Here is another audio teaser, with Vanessa Edwin‘s voice… Kisses on a street corner?

… and another one where Posy wakes up. And she’s not in her own bed…

Preorder links are here.

Author Bio

Sarina Bowen is the award-winning author of more than thirty contemporary novels. She has hit the USA Today bestseller’s list thirteen times and counting. Formerly a derivatives trader on Wall Street, Sarina holds a BA in economics from Yale University.

Sarina is a New Englander whose Vermont ancestors cut timber and farmed the north country since the 1760s. Sarina is grateful for the invention of indoor plumbing and wi-fi during the intervening 250 years. On a few wooded acres, she lives with her husband, two boys, and an ungodly amount of ski and hockey gear.

Sarina’s books are published in a dozen languages on four continents.

To keep in touch with Ms. Bowen and check out all her yummy books, check out the links to social media.

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My review – 5 stars

I loved all of Ms. Bowen’s books I listened to so far, and ‘Loverboy’ is no exception.

A great mix of sweet love story, second chance angst, suspense, some comic relief and of course HEA ending. Posy’s inner voice cracked me up and was well voiced. Loved Gunnar’s protective alpha, charming flirt and sweet gooey heart. Great secondary characters, Duffy was one of them, funny and sweet, smart ass young man. Scout piqued my interest too. I hope they get their story too.

Loved loved the voices giving life to the characters in this great story. Joe Arden is on my ‘eargasm’ voices list, same with Emma Wilder. Vanessa Edwin is a new voice to me and will have to add her to my ‘to listen more from’ list. Checked her backlist, I added quite a few onto my TBL wish list already.

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Until next time… read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Moreno’s by Elizabeth Reyes – Cover Reveal

Hello and welcome!

Here is the cover for a story coming soon from one of my fave authors. I am looking forward to reading it.

They’d been sweethearts since grade school and by high school knew they were soulmates. Nothing would keep Alejandro Moreno from marrying Isabella as soon as she was of age. Making no bones about it, he made sure everyone in el pueblo who might get ideas about her, knew he’d set his very respectable claim on her.Until the unthinkable happens.How long do you wait for your soulmate? Months, years, forever? Or do you eventually move on?

Here is an excerpt from the book, where Isabella, the heroine, has just overheard a girl flirting with the hero, Alejandro. For years they’ve referred to each other as just friends because they’re too young for more but she’s silently always hoped/felt there was more to their friendship…

Despite the gesture and his sweet words, her head was back to what she’d been thinking before he handed her the candy. Trying to hide the jealousy she still felt over the possibility of him hanging out with Imelda at the dance that weekend Isabella glanced away when their eyes met.

As usual he picked up on her disquiet immediately because when she turned back to him, his eyes narrowed. “What’s wrong?”

“Nothing.” She lifted and dropped her shoulder.

The girl waiting on her esquites from Cido interrupted Isabella’s thoughts with her loud question. “How come I never see you guys at the rio parranda’s Saturday nights anymore?”

“Because those river hangouts are for middle school kids,” Cido said taking her money. “We’re preparatoria men now. We’ll be at the dance this Saturday instead.”

Isabella rolled her eyes. Ever since Cido and Alejandro started high school in the city he acted like he was all grown up. It’s why it was so hilarious when he made his dad mad and he was called a clueless mocoso in front of everyone.

Another group of kids walked up to the vending cart and ordered cobs from Alejandro. One of the guys in the group, Juan Carlos, a boy in Isabella’s class was immediately smiling when he saw her.

“Hey, Isabella. You going to the parranda this Saturday?”
Alejandro noticeably slowed his slathering of butter on the cob and eyed Juan Carlos, but then went back to focusing on what he was doing.

Juan Carlos hadn’t lived in Pueblo De Oro long enough to know about her and Alejandro’s history. Taking advantage of this, Isabella smiled feeling evil. But it was a necessary evil.

“I might, since I’m not allowed to dance yet.”

Juan Carlos smiled even bigger. “I’ve only been to a couple since I moved here, and they’ve been cool. I looked for you both times.”

“Yeah, I haven’t been to any lately. But I have been before and you’re right, they are fun. I’ll try and make it out this weekend.”

“Good.” He smiled sheepishly. “Last two times I brought my guitara. I’ll bring it again and play for you.”

As Alejandro finished preparing Juan Carlos’s corn and then his friends, Isabella asked Juan Carlos more about his guitar playing. She knew Alejandro as well as he knew her, to instantly pick up on his change in demeanor during the conversation she continued to have with Juan Carlos. Even if he hadn’t said a word throughout.

Isabella made sure to lay it on thick and did a little extra giggling at anything even remotely silly Juan Carlos said. When Alejandro was done with their food, she realized she may’ve laid it on a little too thick because Juan Carlos was suddenly a little too confident.

“So, what are you doing now?”

“Um . . .” She glanced at Alejandro whose intense glare practically burned a hole through her, then she turned back to Juan Carlos. “Nothing. Just hanging out.”

“Come hang with me at the placita. We’re just—”

“She can’t,” Alejandro said making her heart spike.

Juan Carlos’s eyes narrowed in obvious confusion. He glanced at Alejandro, then Isabella and back at Alejandro again. “Why not?”

“Because she’s hanging out here,” he said simply then added. “With me.”

It took a moment for Juan Carlos to understand Alejandro’s attitude, but once he did, he nodded, even as his friend chuckled. Lifting his elote at Alejandro, he then tipped his bangora at Isabella but said nothing before walking away.

Alejandro eyed Juan Carlos then turned to Isabella. “I’ll be there with you at the parranda this weekend.”

Isabella did her best to hide the smile as her insides burst with excitement. “But I thought you’d be at the dance?”

“Is that where you want me to be, Isa? While you’re at the river listening to this guy play guitar for you?”

“No,” she said too quickly, then backpedaled. “I mean I heard you tell that girl you might be at the dance.”

“That was just me being polite with a customer. Why would I want to go to a dance without you?”

Feeling her heart flutter Isabella shrugged. “Well I thought because Cido said you two—”

“Cido,” he said openly and without bothering to lower his voice since their other best friend was busy flirting with three girls buying esquites. “Says a lot of shit, but you should know by now, he doesn’t speak for me. So, wherever you’re at Saturday night, I’ll be there right next to you.”

This time Isabella did smile. She was not about to argue. Not when she’d gotten exactly what she’d wanted. Confirmation that even as he’d gotten older and was now going to high school in the city with older girls, Alejandro was still one hundred percent feeling for her what she felt more profoundly for him with each passing day.

Release date is still TBA, but you can check back the author’s sites for news.

Author Bio

I write because I must. It’s not a choice or a pastime, it’s an unyielding calling and my passion.
~ Elizabeth Reyes ~

Award winning, USA Today Bestselling Author, Elizabeth Reyes continues to answer her calling on a daily basis. Since releasing her debut novel FOREVER MINE (Moreno Brothers #1) in 2010 she has since published more in that series, with more stories about the Moreno family and their friends to come. She’s also published a second series, 5th Street. Her Moreno Brothers‘ spinoff series Fate is also available. There are other series to discover, Boyle Heights, The De Luca Boys and The Looking Glass. Her debut traditionally published title is DESERT HEAT and her latest release is her first ever three-part romance serial called DEFINING LOVE.

When she’s not writing (which is rare), she spends as much time as she can with her husband of almost twenty-one years, two young adult children, her Great Dane, Dexter and big fat lazy cat named Tyson.

Keep up with all her upcoming books/events/signings by visiting her website or follow on any of the social sites.

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My Chat with Persephone – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 11

Hello and welcome!

I am chatting with a Goddess today and what a treat! Read on…

What is your full name?
Persephone, Goddess of Spring and Queen of the Underworld

Do you have a nickname?
Seph, but only my nearest and dearest dare use it

What is one word best describes you?
Only one? LOL. I’d have to say driven.

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
I’m dressed for war today. I have my black pencil skirt, crimson silk blouse, black blazer and my favorite red soled, black patent leather pumps on. Of course, my hair is in a French twist and my makeup is flawless. Always be prepared for battle, I say. Hades and I are going to see the Oracle of Delphi today.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
Olympus, no, Hannah Earl is a jealous bitch. She is all about that baby goddess, Amyara, and making herself look good to Zeus. She barely tells my side in the whole thing. She has no idea why Amyara must be stopped. At least, she got my sexual prowess correct.
Oh Oh! I would not say that out loud. You know what they say, right? Authors put people who they don’t like in their stories and they get killed, just saying…

What makes you laugh out loud?
Those who think they can outwit me

What is your favourite dessert?
Death by chocolate with pomegranate sauce

quickly checking on the web OH YUM that looks decadent

What is your favourite drink?
Pomegranate martini. Every time I share one with Hades, I’m reminded of those tiny seeds I ate while captive in his realm which sealed my fate as his Queen.

What is your greatest fear?
Darling, I fear nothing. Did you miss the Queen of the Underworld part? I’m also quite a powerful goddess in my own right as well.

What is your favourite colour?
Red, crimson, the darker the better.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
Nothing at all. Pajamas are for children and lingerie is a human thing.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Hades once took me on a moonlit picnic to the top of an erupting volcano. That was special.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Queens are not ticklish.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Spring lilacs, they remind me of life on Mt. Olympus.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Confidence and a powerful stature. I could never be with a man below my station.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
My beloved King Hades, of course. He is the son of the Titans, a god on equal to Zeus and Lord of the Underworld. He has a whole realm named for him. Not even Zeus can say that.

What is one word best describes him?
He’s the King, darling. He is my past, my present and my forever. What else would you ask for in a man?

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
My story is my own, entitled Freeing Persephone. It will appear in the Sinners and Saints Anthology. Hannah Earl has a series called Amyara, Daughter of Eros. It follows the baby goddess Amyara on her journey from human teenager to goddess. I make a few little cameos along the way. There are three novels and a short novella available on Amazon now and an all new novel coming later this year. I may make an appearance in the next book as well. 😉

Thank you Persephone for chatting with me, it was a pleasure. Looking forward to reading your story.

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So what did you think?

As she mentioned, her story is Freeing Persephone by Hannah Earl, a new author for me.

Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, isn’t threatened by much but when a new Greek goddess hits Mt. Olympus she sees her own demise in the near future. The baby goddess must be stopped at any cost and Persephone is willing to do anything to prevent that from coming to pass, even if she has to defy Hades and Zeus to do it.When her plans get discovered by Zeus, she gets imprisoned by Zeus in Poseidon’s under water prison. She will do anything to get released and resume her campaign against the new goddess.

Author Bio

I currently live in the Daytona Beach area of Florida. (No, it is really not the party spot you think it is.) I have been an avid reader since childhood and even though I have always told my tales of fiction to friends, I never thought to start writing them down until recently. I have always needed a creative outlet in my life and have trained as a singer and actor. Now I really love writing.

When I’m not writing I love movies, theater, and baking. I hope you all enjoy my stories and would appreciate all reviews.

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Preorder now!

The amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all! You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 12 !

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

Indie Authors – 2021 Catalogue

Hello and welcome!

I have some news, good news, for both authors and readers. Read on to see what one of my fave authors, Erika M. Szabo has to say in her news.

Welcome back to my blog Erika! For those of you who missed my previous chats with Erika, you can read them here and here. One of her heroines came for a chat back in 2015, check it out here.
Thank you for having me Eniko!

I came across this post on your Facebook mentioning your online magazine. I flipped through it and I think it is such a great idea for both authors and readers. For those interested check it out HERE.

How did this come about?
I started publishing my book teasers as 3D flip-books and readers seem to like it a lot more than my newsletters. In May, I abandoned my newsletter because less and less people opened them, and I started publishing what I usually added to my newsletters, as monthly online magazines with fun, short anecdotes and book teasers. It pains me to see how much the Indie authors spend on promotion, so I stated adding Indie books by fellow authors.

Why do you think it will work?
The flip-book type magazines are easy to read on computers, phones, or tablets, easy to share them on social sites, and they can be embedded into website and blog pages.

I also saw the post about the call-out to Indie authors to sign up for the 2021 catalogue. How much is the fee to be included?
I’m planning to publish an author catalog in January, to introduce Indie authors. The magazines I put together previously, Meet the Author Gang and the anthology One Picture Thousands of Words had been very successful in spreading the word about the authors. Both had been read by thousands and because the magazines are displayed on the shelf, readers are regularly click and read them.

The entry fee is $5 per page to the Author Catalog. Authors who have 8 or less books published, they can fit everything on one page. Authors who have more books can fit everything on 2 pages.

In my monthly magazines, $2 per book on pages where I add 6 books with genre and link, and $5 where I add 2 books with blurb and link per page.

What can the authors who sign up expect?
Although the magazines are shared by many and read by thousands, I can’t promise sales for everyone. I can only promise a lot of exposure, the rest is up to the readers. My experience is that readers tend to click on the catchiest book covers to read about the books, and they tend to click on author links if they find the bio interesting or fascinating.

Who should they contact to sign up or get more info?
Interested authors can ask to join the Facebook group I created for this purpose where I share the info and ask any questions that come up.

Being an avid reader, I always look for info from my prospective.
What can readers expect from a digital magazine?

Every magazine, book teaser, or anthology I publish is reader oriented, except the ones I specifically publish to help authors such as the Self-Publishing issue.

In my monthly magazines I try to add short stories and anecdotes that readers can enjoy as well as books from authors they might not know yet.

For example, the October issue had spooky stories and poems, fun Halloween recipes and decoration ideas, as well as books fit for Halloween.

I create author portfolios as well check out mine for example.

The One Picture Thousands of Words was a fun project. I gave a picture to the participating authors to write a story based on the feelings they were getting from looking at it. The end result was amazing! Every author saw something different in the picture and everyone wrote something different in various genres.

Thank you Erika for the most enlightening chat, looking forward to read about new-to-me authors in your digital magazines. Let me know when you decide to do one for bloggers too 😉

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Well, I hope you found this as interesting as I did and share this with your fave authors. The authors who read my blog, I hope to see you in the 2021 Indie Catalogue.

Check out Ms. Szabo’s digital portfolio here. It is a lot of fun.

Until next time, happy book reading / listening and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!

My Chat with Victoria – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 10

Hello and welcome!

Another of the heroines from the anthology is joining me today. Check out the chat we had!

Welcome! Welcome!

What is your full name?
Victoria Holden

Do you have a nickname?
Tori

What is one word best describes you?
Smoker

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
One of my own designs, a white sleeveless dress with an asymmetrical neckline and hemline, high low, one of my signature designs.

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
I’ve been in two books before Fiery Billionaire, I hope so 😊

What makes you laugh out loud?
My brother, Carter Holden’s tattoos. Long story, you’ll have to read HIS book, Stay With Me.

What is your favourite dessert?
American cheesecake. Not as creamy as New York cheesecake, but not as dry as Italian.

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee. And champagne. Not at the same time.

What is your greatest fear?
That my smoking will cause a fire.

What is your favourite colour?
Red.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A satin night shirt.

What is the perfect romantic date?
Anything so long as it’s not a fundraiser! The cheaper the better. Movie night on the couch always gets me.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very. Behind the ears.

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
I’m trying to quit smoking, so I won’t harp on ‘cigarette related’ favorites. The smell of the ocean outside my parents’ house in Orion Ridge, Rhode Island. It reminds me of home.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
His eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Why yes, I do! Theo Markham, a NYC fireman. And he’s hot hot hot. Yes, pun. But also the sweetest sexiest man, I’ve ever laid eyes on.

What is one word best describes him?
Brave. And not because he’s a fireman. He’s dating me. I’m a billionaire and a smoker.

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
Always the bridesmaid and never the bride was my motto. But no more! I first appeared in my brother’s book, Stay With Me, the last book in the Mallory Family series. Next, I showed up in Bossy Billionaire as Luke Hart’s fake date, set up by his (now) wife. I guess it worked. I must have made an impression because out of four male billionaires in the Lords of Gotham series, I’m the only female billionaire.

So in my book, there’s a man named Shane Quinlan, he’s Irish with a brogue that will melt hearts and panties. His sister, Sabine snatched up the last Hart brother in Rebel Billionaire, right before my book. Shane has three older brothers. PI’s in the Irish Mafia world. I think they may be next, starting with Shane.

And I’m so glad I’m with Theo because I want to watch this guy Shane fall hard for a woman.

Thank you for chatting with me, Victoria! I am looking forward to your story, also discover all the yummies in your world. Maybe I’ll snag a BBF or two in that world too 😉

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I hope the chat spiked your curiosity, it sure did mine.

Her story, as she mentioned, is Fiery Billionaire, part of the Lords of Gotham series by Deborah Garland, a new author for me. Visiting her website and checking out the books, I will definitely need to get into her worlds.

It started with a slip of the tongue and an innocent lie.

When New York City Firefighter Theo Markham Jr. rescues a bunch of school kids from a fire, he’s plunged into the spotlight. Now, the handsome-as-hell rookie fireman is receiving invitations to dozens of black-tie parties, and hordes of single women are vying to be his date. There’s only so much attention a man can take before giving in. One slip of the tongue with the press has everyone thinking he has a girlfriend. The NYFD brass likes the image of a rookie hero who has a steady girl. They want him to represent NYC’s Bravest at some very public functions, so Theo has to find a girlfriend. Fast.

Billionaire fashion designer Victoria Holden is on her way to runway stardom. She’s determined to prove she’s not just an heiress living off her family’s money, but that she has the talent and drive to make her clothing business an international success. When her first big runway show ends in disaster, she needs some good press. Pretending to date hero firefighter Theo Markham is just the thing to salvage her damaged reputation. She has no intention of getting tied to a party-boy fireman long term.

Can a low-paid firefighter win the heart of a billionaire heiress who can have anyone she wants? She’s fiery and drives him crazy, but she has a spark that he can’t ignore. He’s down to earth and looks down on her money, but not her. There’s no way they can fall for each other, right? After all, whoever heard of a billionaire falling for a fireman, especially in a city where lies can burn a relationship faster than any fire.

Author Bio

Deborah Garland is an Award-Winning author of emotional and funny, steamy romances!

She lives on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island with her very patient husband and their mischievous pug. She had to learn how to make her own Cosmopolitans and right now there’s a bartender who will NEVER see her again. She eats cheap mac and cheese with expensive red wine, her heroes are ALWAYS over six feet tall, and they fall, hard, HARD for the girl.

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NEW RELEASE! Kisses Under The Mistletoe

Hello and welcome!

A new book collection just released and I am happy to share the news, the stories sound really good and a good way to find new authors 😉

KISSES UNDER THE MISTLETOE

A Holiday Romance Collection

Read 9 full length stories in this fantastic holiday collection. Each book is a standalone and sold separately by each individual author. Follow their amazing characters as they find their true love under the mistletoe. Some tales are steamy hot, others naughty sweet, but oh… they are all soooo good!

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FEATURES:

Tara L. Ames – SEAL Unwrapped

Best buds since elementary school, Sean Lakeman is her soulmate.

Lovers since high school, Lindsey Mallorie is his compass.

They’re supposed to be together forever… until Lindsey’s father, the town’s sheriff, threatens to arrest Sean if she doesn’t stop seeing him for he’s just a ranch hand going nowhere fast. Unaware Lindsey has given him up to save him, he changes the direction of his life and leaves Montana, vowing never to see her again.

Now a highly decorated navy SEAL, Sean comes home for the holidays a decade later, still wrapped up in years of bitterness toward Lindsey. Will he be naughty and seek revenge against the woman who crushed his heart, or will he make her Christmas wish come true and be nice and bare the gift of forgiveness…for there’s a lot more than the magic of the season sparkling between them.

Alyssa Drake – Mistletoe Hopes

When a chance meeting under the mistletoe ignites a hidden attraction, Tess is forced to choose between fighting her desire or surrendering to love.

Christmas in the snow sounded like a brilliant idea when Kaitlyn pitched the idea of spending their annual sister holiday at a working ranch. However, mid-flight, Tess discovers Kaitlyn’s underlying motive is to spend the next seven days ogling the male owners of Dove Ranch.

Stuck in the snow with no electricity and a cowboy-crazy sister, Tess finds solace with the eldest brother, Weston, who deplores the suggestive misdirection of the ranch’s new advertising scheme. Agreeing to buffer Weston from the advances of the ranch’s eager guests, Tess finds herself falling for the man she offered to protect.

However, when Weston makes the ultimate sacrifice, Tess must decide if she’s willing to risk her heart on a cowboy.

Bella Emy – Fighting For Us

Book 1 in the Love is Worth Fighting For Series

In this steamy holiday romance, can an MMA, ex-Navy SEAL, single dad find love again? Can a brokenhearted young woman believe happily ever afters don’t only exist in books?

LORENZO
I had it all.
A wonderful family with a loving wife who was my world and a beautiful baby girl.
I didn’t need anything more to be rich in my eyes.
Then one day, everything changed and my world was ripped apart.
My wife, my everything, was taken from me, and I was left alone to raise our baby girl.
I was forced from late night sessions at the gym to changing diapers all by myself.
Thank God for the help I received from my parents and siblings or I would have been lost.
I accepted my fate of being alone with my baby girl and living life with just us two…
Until the day I met her, and she became everything worth fighting for.

CARISSA
Life was so perfect.
A loving fiancé, wonderful friends and family, and a job I adored.
Until one day, my world was turned upside down and the man I loved threw the promise of forever down the drain and walked out of my life.
The day he walked out of my door, I knew that everything I had ever grown up to believe in was a lie.
Love is unconditional but love sure as hell doesn’t last forever.
The vow to love me for the rest of our lives ended quickly as he pulled away from me, and buried himself in the arms of his ex.
I was left alone, cursing the male species and everyone who had found their happily ever after.
My sister and my best friend were the only ones there for me…
Until the day I met him, and he became everything worth fighting for.

C. A. King – High Heels And Mistletoe

Billionaire Romance meets Sweet Christmas Love in this New Romantic Comedy made just for the holidays.

Call it an allergy or a family curse, either way it boiled down to the same problem: Julietta Romero couldn’t go within six feet of mistletoe.

Forty-eight weeks, from January to the beginning of December, were spent filling the position as a top executive at a prestigious marketing firm–a five-year running record without a single incident. As long as she continued taking all her vacation hours all at the same time, nothing would change. Then, the worst scenario happened: with only a handful of days left before her flight, she found herself working round the clock on the firm’s biggest deal yet, and her boss wasn’t letting her leave until it was signed, sealed, and delivered.

Luke Winslow was in love with women, parties, and the holidays, and not necessarily in that order. Taking over one of his father’s companies didn’t fit into any of his plans, nor did a relationship that lasted longer than a roll in the sheets. There wasn’t a single person who had made him want to settle down and be serious, that was until she fell into his arms… several times. Now, he’ll do anything possible to stop her from escaping his charms, including holding off putting his John Hancock on the business deal his father instructed him to close.

It’s up to the magic of the season to bring this unlikely couple together with a little help from a pair of High Heels and Mistletoe.

Shannyn Leah – My Big Fat Fake Mistletoe Kiss

Mistletoe mishap. A toe-curling kiss. The wrong brother.

An all-paid Christmas work vacation to Santa’s Village Resort sounds perfect. Right? Snow, twinkle lights, reindeer, the whole shebang. Wrong.

When Bailey Tremblay purchased some naughty silky lingerie, she had planned on surprising her boss with a treat on the side. After all, the week before they’d shared a toe-curling kiss under the mistletoe. But when he shows up with another woman on his arm, effectively destroying her delightful Christmas plans, Bailey is shaken. Hiding in her room for the remainder of the trip, eating ginger cookies and drinking cider sounds like the best way to retreat and heal her hurt ego.

Her boss’s brother, business partner, and the co-owner of the company—aka her other boss—has his own holiday plans. And he isn’t about to take no for an answer. Now Bailey finds herself pretending to be Wesley Sinclair’s fake lover and kissing the wrong brother under the mistletoe … or is she?

Why is it every time her lips are on Wesley’s, they’re alone?

Hold on to your jingle bells with this holiday rom com that will leave you swooning and looking for holiday magic everywhere.

Erin Lee – Crazy For Christmas

The Christmas Academy. Frankly, it sounded absurd. But with a name like Noelle and her quirky family’s reputation for leaving candy cane lights up year-round, who was she to complain? Between semesters, she could certainly use the distraction. It was the least she could do for a struggling little town that had lost its spirit since the mill closed.A Santa gig. Really? Still, it was the best he could do for now. Looking up at the twinkling sign dotted in mistletoe, Kristopher reminded himself it was only temporary. It wasn’t like he had any other place to be but had always found holiday festivities silly. What happens when a cheery professor and a burly, bitter con are tasked with bringing the holiday spirit back to a struggling town? It all begins with the mistletoe.

Ellie Masters – Hawke Christmas In Paradise

HAWKE: Christmas in Paradise, is a Steamy, Holiday Billionaire Romance that will heat up the sheets and keep you warm on a cold winter’s night.

Christmas in paradise turns out to be way more than she bargained for…

Quinn Hayes had it all and lost it all. Her picture-perfect relationship, the venture capital she needs to launch her fledgling company…gone. All she has now is the vacation she planned to take with her ex-fiancé—and there’s no way she’s letting that go. The last thing she expects (or wants) to find in Euphoria is love. But the sexy, confident man she meets there has her wondering if a rebound is precisely what she needs.

Hawke Sterling doesn’t do romance. He’s far too jaded for that. Fairy tale, happily ever after endings just aren’t for people like him. But there’s something about Quinn that has him questioning everything. She’s smart, charming, and entirely too gorgeous for his peace of mind. Too bad the only thing he has to offer her is heartbreak.

When it turns out that Hawke holds the key to Quinn’s professional success (or ultimate failure), he’ll have to decide if the cost of being with her is more than he’s willing to pay—and Quinn will need to decide if taking a second chance at love is worth the risk…

Samantha Morgan – Santa’s Letter

‘All I want this year is for daddy to be happy again’

When a letter addressed to Santa accidentally arrives in Lori’s apartment mailbox, she can’t resist the temptation to read it. After realizing it’s from the young boy next door with a recently widowed father, she knows she should respect their privacy and stop. However, it’s Christmas and she might just be able to save the holiday for them with a little bit of tinsel and mistletoe. This Christmas Lori will stop at nothing to make Jason’s wish come true.

Victoria Pinder – A Scot For Christmas

Sophia
Lost my job right before Christmas sounds like a bad joke, but without the job, my immigration to London is at risk which means no more of my Jane Austen life and the only life I’d ever wanted.
Until billionaire and Scottish lord Harris Kellison makes me a deal I can’t refuse.
He’s the sexiest man in a kilt I’d ever seen.
I want to tell him no, but I’m out of options.
So I’ll play his game, but lucky for him, I don’t ever fall in love.
Harris
The Kellison men are cursed or blessed and I’m the clan Laird. We only fall in love once, and know in an instant.
Sophia is it for me. I want her in my bed and at my side.
She refuses to trust me though, but she’s the most intoxicating woman I’d ever kissed.
I need to make her mine, permanently.

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All of these authors are highly talented and super amazing!!!
To buy these books or for more information click HERE.

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To celebrate the release, the authors are offering a giveaway!

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$250 Amazon Gift Card

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Rules: One winner will be randomly selected to receive an Amazon Gift Card and a free eBook copy from each author from of one of the books that they have written, excluding their book in the Kisses Under The Mistletoe Holiday Collection. International entrants are welcome to enter as long as Amazon recognizes and accepts the winner’s email. Giveaway is not affiliated with Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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My Chat with Melody – “Sinners and Saints” Anthology – 9

Hello and welcome!

Today I have another heroine from the anthology, read on to find out who she is and her story.

Welcome!

What is your full name?
Melody Hallwell

Do you have a nickname?
My parents would call me Mellie or Mel.

What is one word best describes you?
Determined

Describe what you are wearing now to our readers.
Jeans and a Julliard Sweatshirt

Do you think the author portrayed you accurately?
As far as I know she has lol

What makes you laugh out loud?
A quick wit. Seeing the funny in everyday life.

What is your favourite dessert?
Ice cream. I mean…come on! There are so many choices out there.

What is your favourite drink?
Coffee

What is your greatest fear?
I’ve had to face what used to be my biggest fear – losing my family. So now there really isn’t much that frightens me.

What is your favourite colour?
Ocean blue.

What do you wear when you go to sleep?
A big t-shirt.

What is the perfect romantic date?
A picnic in the park while the philharmonic plays.

How ticklish are you? Where are you ticklish?
Very and I’ll never tell!

What’s your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Citrus and cedar. It reminds me of sunshine and earth.

When you look at a man what catches your interest?
Their eyes. You can see SO much in a person’s eyes.

Do you have somebody in your life now?
Well, since I am living in the middle of nowhere, and the only other human being is my utterly exasperating hermit of a “sort of” neighbor. I’d have to say no. No I do not.

What is one word best describes him?
Sullen

Is your book part of a series? What does the future hold for the readers of the series?
It’s not. It’s a stand-alone story of redemption.

Thank you Melody for the chat, looking forward to reading your story.

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So what do you think?

Her story is Dark Song by Darlene Kuncytes, a new author for me. The cover is so beautiful. Don’t you think?

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Author Bio

Darlene Kuncytes is the best-selling author of The Supernatural Desire series. She was born and raised in Ohio, and still happily resides there. She’s a complete smart ass with a wicked sense of humor who has been told on more than one occasion that she is irritatingly chipper in the mornings. And, honestly-she really couldn’t care less! She is the eternal optimist, and you can usually find her with a coffee mug in hand and a smile on her face ~ causing all kinds of trouble. Her motto is Anything is possible if you only believe in yourself and love to hear from her readers.

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Preorder now!

The amazing and wonderful authors from the ‘Sinners & Saints’ anthology have cooked up something extra special for all y’all! You’re getting a bunch of goodies and stories for just .99!
You know what… them Sinners want to thank all you Saints for pre-ordering your copy of SINNERS & SAINTS – 15+ Sinful Stories at a Saintly price!

It just takes 3 easy steps!

  1. and 2. Do your happy dance after you pre-order SINNERS & SAINTS from B&N, Apple, and/or Amazon for just $0.99 (click on the banner above)

3. Go to HERE to claim you FREE bonus material!

Check out the beautiful trailer here.

COME BACK next Friday for Chat # 10 !

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