A Shining Moon: Author Interview
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A Shining Moon: Author Interview

Welcome to Traitor’s Den. I hope you like it here, because there’s no leaving the small western town that’s more theme park than authentic. Once you walk through the portal, you’re stuck as a boot heel in a half foot of mud.

I’ve never seen the outside world and I don’t care. The cannon-toting, trigger-happy residents here are like family, even if most of them are a few spoons short of a full set. Eventually, everyone grows on you, kinda like nail fungus. But the booze flows freely, and Tiger keeps me company. He’s as much a prisoner as I am.

I don’t figure there’s much point in wanting what you can never have. I’ll eventually accept one of my boyfriend’s marriage proposals and then keep policing the one-way town while I pop out the babies he wants. I was born knowing how to make chicken salad out of chicken shit.

At least I won’t be bored. Denners aren’t fans of following the rules, and the longer they’re in town, the worse they behave, thanks to the spell that keeps us all trapped here.

Just when I think I’ve made my peace with my lot, the portal pops open and two men shoot through, throwing punches before their feet even finish landing in my town. When they finally look at me, all I see is problems. Big, ginormous, entirely-too-handsome problems. And that’s before I even take into account the little “surprise” they brought through with them.

No one’s ever looked at me the way they do.

They aren’t the kind of men who back down after claiming something.

Or someone…

Did I say I had my life in Traitor’s Den all figured out? Hell, I couldn’t have been more wrong.

* A sexy fantasy western with growly shifters, sketchy vamps, peculiar mages and creatures, and one badass cowgirl sheriff. Within this small town, magic and gossip flow as freely as whiskey, and work and pleasure are nearly the same thing. Weird things happen on the regular in Traitor’s Den. Come and join the quirky family, where everyone’s packing. Oh, and don’t mind the tiger.

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Medical Claiming: Author Guest Post

1. Can you tell your readers something about why you chose this particular topic to write about? What appealed to you about it? I liked the idea of a viral video that has the story wrong. In today’s social media age, we see videos go viral daily. It’s often a snapshot of one person’s day and I wanted to play with the idea of what might happen if two colleagues went viral and then fake dated.
2. How long does it take to research a topic before you write? It depends. I know that isn’t super helpful, but it depends on what I need for the medical parts of my book. This was set in NICU setting and I have a good friend who had a premature baby, who is now a healthy and happy six year old. She let me pick her brain for this one and that personal information helped me bring this book to life.
3. How many times have you been rejected before your first novel was accepted or before this book was accepted? I was rejected twice before I sold my first book, Unlocking the Ex-Army Doc’s Heart. This is my sixth medical romance, but I want to state that while I was rejected twice before I sold my first book, I have two books that have been rejected in other genres since. Publishing doesn’t end the rejection cycle. It is just part of this business.
4. Would you recommend self-publishing and building an audience before approaching a publisher? If so, what benefits do you see that it might have for the aspiring novelist? Again this is a it depends moment. There are pros and cons to both indie and traditional publishing. If an author wants to traditionally publish, that novel should not be independently published. Most trad publishers won’t take a previously published book. If you want complete control, Indie is for you. But that means you have to front the costs. Also choosing one to start doesn’t mean you are stuck. I know many hybrid authors, who indie publish some and trad publish some.
5. What do you read when you are ill in bed? Category Romance. I love a short category read that just puts a smile on my face. If I am not feeling well, that is what I need.
6. Do you have any pets? I have two furry co-authors. My golden retriever, Abby, and my pittie, Bucky. They are both in my upcoming seventh medical romance, The Vet’s Unexpected Houseguest. Neither are overly helpful with stories, but they are super cute!
7. Do you people watch to find characters for your books? How do you do this? I do! I love people watching. It’s one of the best things about being an author, is that I can call it research instead of just being nosey. I once listened to a rather painful breakup while I was on a plane. Unfortunately, my headphones were broken and there was no place to go to give them privacy. I think whole section of the plane wished they were anywhere else! That is not something I have ever incorporated.
8. Do you write at home or away from home? If at home, what does your space look like? Are you a tidy person? In the before times, I used to write at the local library or coffee shop. Over the last two years, I have gotten comfortable writing at home. I have a little office in my bedroom, but I often write in my living room with noise cancelling headphones on, so I can be with my family.
9. How many books did you write during Covid19/Lockdown? I have written six in the last two years. I used my writing as a distraction from the world around me. I know other authors that really struggled to get words on the page. I think both were valid.

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Irish Men: Book Blitz

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Extract

“I hope, Darcy,” I tell her, honestly, “that you do forget about me, one day. I don’t want you to, but I hope you do.”
“That’ll never happen.” Her fingers slide into my hair and her red lips move close to mine. “I couldn’t forget you when I hated you,” she says, her voice trembling. I can hear it, even beneath the music. “So there’s no way I’d be able to forget you now.”
“Why not?” I ask, pain hammering in my chest, climbing up my throat and seeping into my temples.
“I think you know why.”
I don’t want to hear her say it, but I need to hear it. I need to remind myself what happens when you stop believing in the only thing you should believe in.
“Say it.”
“It’s too painful.”
“For me? Or for you?”
She smiles sadly. “Both.”
“Then don’t say it.” I rest my thumb on her lips, and Darcy parts them, sending a shiver through every vein in my body. “This is enough. You’re enough. Tonight is enough.” I’m lying, but I try, anyway. “Just tonight.”
“And then?” Her lips move against my thumb.
And then I’ll keep loving you from here, from afar, at the safe distance we have to put between ourselves so that at least one of us can have a chance. And it has to be you.
I didn’t do all this so that, one day, you’ll come back to me.
I didn’t give up on us to watch you give up on yourself.
“There is no ‘then’. And there’s no ‘tomorrow’.”
I drop my hand, and she looks at me, pity in her eyes.
“There’s no future for us.”
She rests her forehead against mine and lets herself go; my arms are holding her tightly, rocking her gently. We’re not dancing. We’re not following the music, or paying any attention to the world around us.
All we have is tonight, a handful of hours to breathe in. Nothing else has ever mattered compared to this moment.

AUTHOR BIO:

A. S. Kelly writes Rom-Com, Romantic Fiction and Family Saga.
Avid reader, hopeless romantic, lover of yoga, knitting and home baking.
She was born in Italy but lives in Ireland with her husband, two children and a cat named Oscar

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Author links:

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https://www.facebook.com/ASKellyAuthor

https://twitter.com/askelly_writes

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/21195166.A_S_Kelly

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To purchase

iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-only-man/id1612956768

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Red in Tooth and Claw? Book Blitz

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Once upon a time…

An orphaned boy runs away, knowing he is better off in solitude⁣

than in the company of those with whom he does not belong.⁣

However, Little Red is not meant to be alone,⁣

his crimson halo a calling card to those far and wide.⁣

And so off he goes… into the woods to attract the eye of a wicked wolf.⁣

⁣𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘴𝘦𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩.⁣

𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘢𝘳 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩.⁣

𝘉𝘦𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳 𝘵𝘰 𝘵𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘸𝘪𝘵𝘩.⁣

RED is book 5 in the House of Misfits series by Cambria Hebert. RED is a Male/Male romance modern version of Red Riding Hood. RED contains dark themes, a Korean Gangster, Opposites attract, Secrets and Twists, Hurt/Comfort, Possessive/Obsessive and Found Family. Oh, and of course spicy times. Please also note there are mentions of off-page child abuse some readers may find uncomfortable.

RED is the final book in this series and would be a more enjoyable experience if the other books were read first. If you read it on its own previous plots and storylines do come into play in this book and therefore may be spoiled.

This book has the following genres and tropes:

Hurt/Comfort, Obsessive/Possessive, Secrets/Twists, Korean Gangster, Dark Themes, Found Family, Sexy Times, Gay Romance

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Excerpt

Beau

Not even the noise-canceling headphones could drown out his shout. My fingers paused in flying over the keyboard but resumed when nothing else followed.

A moment later, he yelled again. I glanced up out of the blue-toned bubble the monitors always surrounded me with. He was not a peaceful sleeper. I normally ignored him, but tonight I couldn’t. Tonight he was annoying me more than usual.

Shoving back one side of the headphones, I listened anew.

“No,” he wailed, and something twisted in my gut.

I tossed the headphones onto my desk, moving out from behind my setup, adjusting the beanie I wore as I strode toward the bedroom. Pushing open the door without knocking, I folded my arms over my chest in the doorway.

“Hey,” I called.

He seemed too big for the bed as he thrashed around, breathing heavily and muttering too low for me to understand.

Sighing, I stepped into the dark room out of the light spilling in from the living room. His forehead was damp with a sheen of sweat, his messy dark hair matted in it.

“Wake up,” I intoned, still staring down.

His body stilled for a brief moment, making me think I’d managed to wake him. “I’m trying to work,” I bitched, turning away.

A keening sound filled the room, followed by a broken sob. Footsteps faltering, I turned back, realizing he was still trapped wherever he was. The pain etched in his features made my chest tight, and a sudden need to comfort had me leaning over him.

“Daeshim,” I called.

His face softened just a bit, and it made something inside me ease.

“Daeshim.” I called out to him again, this time reaching out to tap his cheek.

He moved so fast I didn’t even realize what was happening until I was on my back, pinned beneath him. The mattress was soft, but maybe it only felt that way because the body pinning me in place was rock hard.

“What the hell are you doing?” I grunted, trying to shove him off.

His eyes snapped open, but there was no one home. An uneasy feeling wormed around inside me, my fight-or-flight response coming in hot.

I shoved at his shoulders again, watching his face contort in menace. Daeshim was basically a gangster. A criminal and an asshole. He was also my roommate. I’d never been scared of him.

But as his hands shot out, locking around my neck to squeeze, fear bloomed.

I opened my mouth to yell at him, but all that came out was a strangled sound. Panic assaulted me, bursting over everything else and making me feel like I was fighting even though all my physical movements stopped.

Get it together! A voice demanded inside me, effectively stopping the absolute control of the panic.

Grunting, I twisted under him, but his weight pushed me harder into the bed.

Wheezing and eyes bulging, I grappled at his arms, digging my nails into them, trying to pry away his hands.

The set of his mouth was grim, and his eyes glittered with that creepy, empty, nobody’s-home look.

“Dae—” I wheezed, twisting and slapping his arm. “Daeshim.”

He blinked, and I was able to drag in some air before he started strangling me anew. He was in there.

I just have to

The thought cut off as spots started to swim before my eyes. It was do or die. Literally.

Letting my body go lax under his, I put every last bit of effort into the fist I clenched at my side.

Then, just before this asshole overpowered me, I launched a right hook into the side of his head.


AUTHOR BIO:

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Cambria Hebert is an award winning, bestselling novelist of more than twenty books. She went to college for a bachelor’s degree, couldn’t pick a major, and ended up with a degree in cosmetology. So rest assured her characters will always have good hair. 

Besides writing, Cambria loves a caramel latte, staying up late, sleeping in, and watching movies. She considers math human torture and has an irrational fear of chickens (yes, chickens). You can often find her running on the treadmill (she’d rather be eating a donut), painting her toenails (because she bites her fingernails), or walking her chorkie (the real boss of the house). 

Cambria has written within the young adult and new adult genres, penning many paranormal and contemporary titles. Her favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. A few of her most recognized titles are: The Hashtag Series, Text, Torch, and Tattoo.

Cambria Hebert owns and operates Cambria Hebert Books, LLC.

You can find out more about Cambria and her titles by visiting her website: http://www.cambriahebert.com.
Email: cambriahebert@rocketmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cambriahebertbooks/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cambriahebert
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/cambriahebert/
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Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5298677.Cambria_Hebert

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Corrupt? : Book Blitz

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THE MONSTER AND THE DOLL is a collection of three full-length novels by bestselling author Jade West, including Heartless, Soulless, and Relentless.

CONTENT WARNING: This book is intended for readers ages eighteen years old and over. It contains material that some readers might find disturbing. Enter at your own risk…

Two households, both alike in dignity,⁣

In fair Bishop’s Landing, where we lay our scene.⁣

From ancient grudge break to new mutiny,⁣

Where civil blood makes civil hands unclean. ⁣⁣

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Excerpt

Constantines swarmed the place, billowing through the masses with their beautiful, blonde bullshit. Vivian, Keaton, and Tinsley herself were prancing around as though they were on a film set, but not nearly so much as Caroline. The matriarch was dressed up like an ice queen in a diamanté mask, smiling at everyone she passed.

It wasn’t Caroline who caught my attention.

No. It was the much younger woman in gold. She was beautiful, but there were plenty of beautiful women. There was something else about her. She was twice as alive as anyone else. Vibrant. Animated. Full of feeling, which is something I severely lacked.

She owned the room without even trying.

Elaine Constantine.

She wore a Venetian mask that covered so much of her face I could barely make out her features, but that didn’t matter. I didn’t need to see her face.

The visible parts of her were enough to drive me wild. Hair like silk and gold. I wanted my fingers in it—why? No explanation came to mind. I wanted to run my thumb over the soft pout of her lips while she watched me with eyes so big and blue they reminded me of a song.

Me.

A song. It was ludicrous, but that didn’t make it any less true.

I watched her from guest to guest, swigging back the fizz and laughing at each one like they were the most hilarious person she’d ever met. Her laugh was sexy and flirty, with enough husky lower notes to make me hard beneath my tux.

I wasn’t in the business of deep emotions. Didn’t allow them. Abhorred them. But the woman made me feel something. A pressure in my chest. A sharp curiosity. I wanted more than the usual pain and tears. I wanted more.

I couldn’t stop looking at her.

The gold silk of her ballgown was a perfect fit on a perfect body.

Sloping curves in a delicious hourglass—a gorgeous pedestal of glamor to highlight the elegance of her slender neck. Oh, how I’d love to feel her pulse there as I fucked her how she liked it. As I showed her how she liked it.

Rough.

Because, of course, in my head, Elaine Constantine was not well-mannered or well-bred. If she was to be my wife, she would learn to love kink. I’d make sure of that.

Her blonde curls were held up in twists that glittered with diamonds. Her fingers were perfectly manicured and glittering to match, sparkling under the chandelier lights every time she reached out a hand for some nobody to kiss it.

Lust had my cock throbbing.

Lust—and something else. I wanted to take her body.

Slowly.

Deeply.

Painfully.

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AUTHOR BIO:

Jade has increasingly little to say about herself as time goes on, other than the fact she is an author, but she’s plenty happy with this. Living in imaginary realities and having a legitimate excuse for it is really all she’s ever wanted.
Jade is as dirty as you’d expect from her novels, and talking smut makes her smile.
She lives in the Herefordshire countryside with a couple of hounds and a guy who’s able to cope with her inherent weirdness.
She has a red living room, decorated with far more zebra print than most people could bear, and fights a constant battle with her addiction to Coca-Cola.

Author links:
https://jadewestauthor.com/
https://twitter.com/jadewestauthor
https://www.facebook.com/jadewestauthor
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/10681321.Jade_West
https://www.subscribepage.com/jadewest
https://www.instagram.com/jadewestauthor/

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iBooks: https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-monster-and-the-doll/id1612712425?ign-itscg=30200&ign-itsct=books_box_link

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Google Play: https://play.google.com/store/books/details/Jade_West_The_Monster_and_the_Doll?id=ul5iEAAAQBAJ&hl=en&gl=US

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