Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Hi Readers,

Recently, I had the opportunity of interviewing this fantastic author:  Katherine Smits.  Check out my interview with her and her latest book, just in time for Valentine’s Day!!

**  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.

Wow! Starting right off with a hard question. This is kind of liking having to pick one child as a favorite. Right now, Water Desires is the story I’m most focused on because release day is March 4. However, Water Dreams was my debut novel, so that’s like my first born. And my other books and stories, both published and not yet published, are all special in their own ways, so really I could pick any of them to talk about. Since Water Dreams is the first book in the Love’s Siren Song series, I’ll tell you a little about it.

Water-phobic Nik discovers mermaids and mermen plan to make her a lab experiment. They can’t take no for an answer and will go to any lengths to get what they need.In the small Florida town of Tarpon Springs, Greek-American Nik Aronopulos avoids water. She never goes to the beach and shuns restaurants with views of the Gulf of Mexico. So, why would merfolk want to study her? When a gorgeous, dark-haired, infuriatingly arrogant merman tells her it’s her ability to stay out of water that interests his people, she’s stunned. There’s nothing special about her… or so she thinks. Bas is the merman tasked with obtaining Nik’s cooperation. He needs her to help his people overcome their greatest weakness—the need to rejuvenate in the Gulf so they won’t dehydrate and die. Although they can shapeshift to look like humans and have advantages over land dwellers, their dependence on water keeps them from freedom. There’s just one problem – the girl he’s meant to capture is hooking his heart.

When Bas is shot by a bullet meant for Nik, she must face her greatest fear to help him. Her decision plunges her into a desperate journey where her desire for self-preservation is weighed against her growing feelings for this merman who once meant her harm and what this might mean for all of them.If you like the mystery and suspense of the television series Siren, but you want more romance, Water Dreams will sweep you away.

** 2. Writing is a difficult endeavor.

What makes you continue to write?I wanted to write from the time I was old enough to read. However, I put it off while I raised a family and pursued my career as a clinical social worker. After I retired, I decided to try writing a novel. The experience was so amazing, I never wanted to stop, and I still don’t. Writing is difficult, but it’s the kind of hard work that provides immediate rewards. I see the results of my efforts right away. Unlike, say exercise.

** 3. What do you look forward to every day?

I look forward to sitting down to the computer and coming up with new characters and new plots. The best times are when the characters take over and the words flow. Hours pass in what feels like minutes and I’m as surprised as if I haven’t written those words. It’s exciting!

** 4. How do you define success? What makes you successful?

To me, success is finishing the project. Holding a physical book that I have created out of nothing is one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had. Knowing that I’m leaving this legacy for my grandchildren and greats who may never know me in person, humbles me. I’ll be present in those books in a real and tangible way.

** 5. Any tips for a newbie writer?

Everyone says this, but it’s the only thing that really matters: read. Read novels in your genre. Read novels in other genres. Read nonfiction. Read books about writing. Read advertising on your morning cereal box. Read everything and use it all to help you hone your craft.

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Water Desires is the second book in the Love’s Siren Song series. The books don’t have to be read in order, but book two contains some spoilers for the first book.

When an unknown Nerei (merman) carries an unconscious and badly injured Bas in from the Aegean Sea, Nik realizes she must get him to an island in the Atlantic where a hidden spring of healing water will restore her Nerei lover. At the same time, her adoptive father is dying from a boating accident in her home town of Tarpon Springs, and he’s asking for her. While battling a weird illness which antibiotics won’t cure, Nik must figure out a way to save Bas and get home to help her father.

When Bas follows Nik to Florida, he is forced to keep his distance from her. He has already escaped one death sentence for having a relationship with a human, and he can’t risk another one. Still, he’s furious when Nik turns to her old friend, a mage Bas dislikes, to help her unravel the hidden truth behind her father’s accident.

Water Desires is Book Two in the Love’s Siren Song Series. The thrilling sequel to the award-winning Water Dreams will drag you under and not let you up for air until the end. If you like mermen, mages and magical romance, you’ll love this book.

Preorder Water Desires here: http://bit.ly/mermaidromance

 

Coming Soon! A Guardian Angel near you.

Hi Readers,

Get ready for the last Guardian Angel in the Guardian League series- Orion.  His long awaited book is almost here and it is different than the rest.  In this book there is not one- but two- guardian angels fighting for one woman!  Oh yeah.  This highly anticipated novel is on the way.  Get your Kindles, Nooks and ebook devices ready for this one, folks for it will burn up your device with its hotness!!

** Available for Pre-Order now! **

 

Blurb:

Why did life have to be so difficult at times?

Zoe never imagined she would find herself having to choose between two men—or should she say angels. As exciting as that sounds, the need to make a decision is tearing her apart. Does she choose the irresistible one who ignites her body with his passionate kisses, or the wild, untamed one?

Orion found his fated mate the second he saw her in the reflecting pool. He knows that Zoe wants him—but, he isn’t the only one that she wants. His nemesis, Mercury, is her co-guardian and is vying for her attention.

Mercury is a rebel—wild and untamed. As co-guardian to Zoe, he feels the need to protect the sexy human woman he has been assigned to. The trouble is he wants more, but he isn’t the only one.

Zoe wants both men, but not all angels will share. Torn between the two angels, she must choose only one. Who will capture her heart—and will the other accept her decision as final?

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A new tease and Interview

Hi Readers,

Check out my latest plus interview here:

http://pnrlovers.com/five-questions-with-paranormal-romance-writer-tk-lawyer/

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Pre-order the final Guardian League Angel, today!

OMG, OMG, Yippee!!! Orion is available for pre-order!!! Release date is February 11th. Orion completes the Guardian League series and is a stand alone, scorching hot Angel paranormal romance. Grab your copy today!

Amazon:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MY99PWS

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MY99WS

https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MY99WS

https://www.amazon.com.au/dp/B07MY99WS

Smashwords:  https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/918843

 

 

orion- he would do anything for zoe

An Amazing Angel and a Giveaway!

Hi Readers,

Jasper, the first Guardian Angel in my near-complete Guardian League series is featured on a fellow blogger’s site.  Go check it out and enter the $50 Amazon Gift card giveaway too!!

**  Many thanks to Seth, the Giveaway guy for hosting me on his site!**

https://giveawayguy.blogspot.com/2019/01/50-amazon-gift-card-and-paranormal.html#.XEO3C1VKjIU

time for a giveaway

The Great Tamalyn E Scott

Hello friends,

I was privileged to interview another author, recently.  Her books are quite adventurous and clever.  I hope that you will take a look and, as her website states, Get Lost In the Journey.  It will be magical!  In the meantime, check out my interview with the amazing Tamalyn E Scott:

 

  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote. 

As a writer, every story is my favorite. They are all my babies! But having to choose, I believe, ‘Rebecca’, is my favorite. My books are Post Dystopian, after the horrors of the dystopian era and in the twenty-sixth century where no technologies are allowed. They live as they once did as the knights and lords in the days of old. I also love the humor in this book. I love writing my male characters personalities and if I’m asked, “Is the character based on you?” I would have to say no, but the humor is defiantly me.

Rebecca:

~The storm took more than Rebecca’s husband. It ruined most everything she had. Rebecca was grateful that her horse, Fella, and dog, Jack was spared. Somehow, she found the strength to load the wagon and head for her mothers. But how was she going to honor Roberts’s last request? Numbly, she traveled the long dusty road when the sound of thunder cracked through the air bringing startling her and brought two enormous men on horses in a cloud of dust. Rebecca realized just how alone she was…Through Rebecca’s eyes, you will see, feel and experience her journey of finding out that what you believe isn’t always true and things aren’t always what they seem.~

2. Writing is a difficult endeavor. What makes you continue to write?

My readers. They love the way I write and complain because they stayed up all night, having to be to work in an hour. Or how husbands want dinner…can you imagine that? But when someone says, “I haven’t been able to sleep peacefully for months, but your books take my mind off of things and I sleep so well.” This person lost her husband and a sister in a short time. That makes me want to write even more.

3. What do you look forward to every day?

I look forward to continuing that movie playing in my head. Sometimes I write until the movie stops. I once wrote 18 hours! But yes, I do see a movie playing in my head!

4. How do you define success?

Success to me is having readers love my novels and asking when the next one will be released. But reaching my goals and have readers ask for more, well, that is a success to me.

What makes you successful?

It still blows my mind when someone asks, “Are you, Tamalyn Scott? I’ve seen your books on Amazon!” or when someone says, “I have read all your books! I hope there is another one coming!” “Your books should be movies!” Once I was told by a man studying to be an English Lit, teacher and he read my novel and he felt empowered! Or a woman feels like there is hope in finding love, I feel that is a success. I take everyday problems and write them into a world where there is hope, honor, trust, integrity, and love. Real love or how love should be.

5. Any tips for a newbie writer?

If you love to write, do it! If you have a story to tell, tell it! Don’t let anyone tell you, you’re not going to make a living writing novels. You might not, but if you love to write, then do it. Another thing you must do is make sure you get a good editor! You’ll probably write and rewrite, but it will only make it better! I turn off all the bells and whistles when I write or, being OCD as I am, I’d want to correct everything and the movie would stop. That’s a secret I personally use. After a couple of chapters, I would go back and proof the storyline. I also keep a list of towns and people. That helps with keeping your story consistent. But mostly, believe in yourself and have fun!

Thank you so much, Tamalyn.

 

**Follow Tamalyn on Amazonhttps://www.amazon.com/Tamalyn-Scott/e/B00755ERYS/

And on her Websitehttps://tamalynsbooks.com/

And be sure to show her Facebook page some love:

https://www.facebook.com/TamalynScottsBooks/

 

 

 

Fangs? Yes, please!

Friends,

I would like to introduce you to a fantastic author and an incredible individual.  An impressive female whom I also have the privilege to call my friend.  Tessa Valis.

If you have not read her books, you need to.  She has a way of drawing you in, pulling you into her world and immersing you in so deep that you envision the scenes around you happening at the same moment the words are flying off the pages.

** Recently, Tessa took some time out of her busy day to grace me with an author interview.  Come take a look.  **

  1. Tell me a bit about one of your favorites that you wrote.
    I like to think I haven’t written my favourite yet. I love Kira and Carter like they are family. Carter has been with me a very long time so I love writing anything with them in it. But my favourite hasn’t been written yet. It’ll test me and push me. It’ll make me cry and bring me joy. I push myself a little more each time I write so I’ll get my favourite one day 🙂
  2. Writing is a difficult endeavor.  What makes you continue to write?
    I started writing when I was signed off work with depression. I found my love of reading again and that sparked the fire to write. I have many half finished pieces dating back to my teens but it was when I was in the darkest part of my life that I found a light in reading, an escape. It helped me find my own story and I wanted to tell it. Eyes Open started one night when I was just typing out random thoughts and it actually ended up being a whole book. The first long story I’d ever finished and it lead to more. It’s knowing that my writing can let someone escape that keeps me writing. Someone helped me escape, so I want to give others that chance.
  3. What do you look forward to every day?

I look forward to seeing my family everyday. When I wake up the first two things I see are my husband and my cat, closely followed by my kids. I look forward to hearing the bird song before I go to work and I look forward to finding chances to pay it forward. I make it my goal to do one good deed each day for someone else. no personal gain, just to pay the good feeling forward. It can be holding a door open or letting someone out of a junction at rush hour. small things make big changes.

4. How do you define success?  What makes you successful?

Success is different to everyone. Some days success is just being able to get up and make it out of the door in the morning. I like to think of success as a series of small victories that are progressively more numerous than the failures. Although it’s the failures that teach you how to achieve the success and value it more. Being humble and appreciative of what I have makes me successful in my eyes.

5. Any tips for a newbie writer?

Have faith in your story. Writing comes with time, experience and knowledge but stories come from imagination, dreams and a wealth of life experience. A well known gentleman who created an entire world on a disc (R.I.P Terry) once wrote back to me when I asked for advice and his words stuck with me. Write about what you know and life a full life. I now know the wisdom in his words. Life experience is a pool you can draw from. Heart-ache, joy, relief, sadness, grief, love, lust, hatred, anger, they are all ink in your pen, words in your arsenal. A full life is what everyone should live for. Live on the edge of your comfort zone and keep pushing the boundary back. The founder of the Scouting Association, Baden-Powell once said:

Try to leave this world a little better than you found it and, when your turn comes to die, you can die happy in feeling that at any rate you have not wasted your time but have done your best.”

I believe in everything we do in this life we should try to better ourselves and make the world a little better 🙂

Tessa’s beautiful book- the first in her Highland Hunters series- featuring her beloved characters Kira and Carter is available on Amazon!

 

***  Follow Tessa on Amazon ***

https://www.amazon.com/Tessa-Valis/e/B01I46SF08

and join her group on Facebook, Tessa’s Tatsu:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1172438982820141/

 

 

 

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