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Reindeer Tails Author- Justina Luther- Interview

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Forever Home

The night Tonya lost her cat, her best friend, Cassy, her heart split in half. A year later, she still hasn’t healed, and she promises herself she won’t be hurt that way again by adopting another pet. Little does she know; Cassy has other plans in mind.

Excerpt: “Gram?” I mumble, my vision blurry in the low light of the dying fire as a thump pulls me from sleep. I lie on the couch, a blanket tucked around me. Sitting up, I rub my eyes and switch on the lamp beside the couch. “Gram?” I say a bit louder.

The couch cushion at my feet shifts and I twist, my jaw dropping. Two massive, lemon colored eyes watch me from a fluffy gray face. “Cassy?” My heart soars before it drops into my shoes. I jiggle my head. “You’re dreaming. Cassy is—”

“Gone? If my being here is weird, let my words sink in.”

I yelp and scramble backward to tumble off the couch. My head hits the carpet and I wince. “Ouch.” I rub the back of my skull. “At least I’m awake now.”

“You have been for a while.”

I jolt to find Cassy perched on the backrest of the couch, her long fluffy tail curled around her paws. When she hops into my lap, I open my mouth to scream.

“Do you want to give Grammy a stroke? Stop yowling and listen!” She slaps a paw onto my lips. A hint of claw tickles me. “If you’re surprised, imagine my position. Imagine the biggest bag of catnip you’ve ever seen. Mine. Then I got a call from the head honcho because you’re messed up.” She licks her paw to clean her ears. “Plopped me here without discussion. Though, being able to speak your language is nice. This way I don’t have to tell you the same thing five hundred times before it registers.” She glowers at me, her same resting hiss face in full force.

“How is this possible?”

She swishes her tail. “Someone, somewhere, likes you. You don’t think I’m a crumb of underdone potato?”

Something lodges in my throat while my lip trembles and I reach to scratch behind her left ear.

Purring, she tilts her head in my palm before headbutting my chin. “I missed you too.”

I pull her to me and burry my face in her fur; it has the same sweet earthy scent I remember. “You’re here?”

She licks the tip of my nose. “You got it. Alright, I’d love to stay here but we have places to be.” She gives me a final headbutt and hops off my lap to saunter to the front door.

“Where are you going?” I scramble after her. “Why do you have to leave now?”


Reindeer Tails: Our Christmas Nook II
Available November 5th
 www.amazon.com/dp/B08JF17MWG
Companion Journal: www.amazon.com/dp/B08DT7MRNS


Justina Luther has never been one to fit into any one box; as a girl she was a tomboy in high heels.

Raised in a house that didn’t swear, she keeps her books the same way. While she won’t write a scene that would make your grandma blush, her words will push your emotions to the brink with twists you’ll never see coming.

From thrillers to romance, fantasy, and horror, she goes where her imagination leads, writing characters with integrity, transparency, and flaws, who don’t quite fit the box.

A Crazy Ink Exclusive author, she has several titles under her belt including:
The Step Into Darkness Series:
Would You Have Believed Me?
Gut Check
The Future Looks Forward
Echoes of the Past
New Wounds

Solo Titles:
The Heart Recalls
Cherry Sunrises
The Compact
Cherry’s Marshmallow Float

With Short Stories Featured in:
Our Christmas Nook II
Beyond Atlantis: A Crazy Ink Anthology
Beyond The Rose: A Crazy Ink Anthology
Beyond The Beanstalk: A Crazy Ink Anthology
Beyond Fantasia: A Crazy Ink Anthology
Beyond the Mirror: A Crazy Ink Anthology.

For Melissa: An Anthology

 

Please tell us about what you typically write:
I love to write stories that push emotions to the max with a twist. As a multi-genre author, I follow my imagination wherever it might lead, but I keep my writing clean. You won’t find cursing or sex scenes in my books.

Q: If we were having a real in-person conversation, where would you like to be having this conversation?
A: I’d love to be in a cute café. We’d be in the back room where the comfortable, eclectically patterned, armchairs are with the perfect amount of morning sun coming through the windows. I’d be curled up with either an iced coffee or a hot chocolate or tea, depending on my mood.

Q: What got you into writing?
A: School projects. I was homeschooled from the third grade onward, but in the first and second grade we were asked to write small stories about what was happening in a picture, or what our weekend was like. Other kids turned in a paragraph, I turned in a few pages. I remember one project at Thanksgiving asking what the holiday was like at our house. I went to my teacher and asked if I could write it from the turkey’s perspective. I was told no. Ha! I’ve always loved to write.

Q: What inspired you to write this particular short story?
A: My late cat Sassy, as well as my two new rescue cats Figaro and Joy. There are many times I wish I could see Sassy again. This story was my way of getting to do that. Figaro and Joy inspired me to join the project because they came from a rescue very similar to the one this anthology is benefitting.

Q: Do you prefer to write short, or longer?
A: I love both formats for different reasons. Shorts force me to be exact in my word choices in order to get all of what I want to across in the tiny word space. I always walk away from them a better writer than I was when I began. I adore longer projects because I can let my imagination unfold fully. Walk the paths, if you would, with my characters from the beginning to the end, rather than give such a small snippet of their lives.

Q: What currently compels you to write?
A: I believe God gave me the ability to write and so I do my best to honor that gift by using it and following the ideas he gives me.

Q: Where do your characters come from?
A: Oddly enough, they always seem to come with the story ideas. Sometimes I take bits and pieces of people I know, and there will always be a part of me in them, but they’re a part of their stories from the inception of them. They introduce themselves to me fully as I write.

Q: Who is your favorite character that you’ve written?
A: Oliver Wendel, a side character in my novella The Compact. I love him! He’s such a quirky little spot of sunshine in the midst of this dark horror book.

Q: Would you rather have one of your works turned into a movie or a TV series?
A: I think a television series would be fun. With a spread-out option like tv, I feel it might actually be able to hit the whole book or series.

Q: What’s the one question you always like when people ask authors? And please answer.
A: I love the question “What’s the best compliment you’ve ever received about your writing?” For me, aside from people assuming I pulled my stories from my own life (which I haven’t), my favorite compliment was when someone told me that if all great authors are ugly, then I must look like a dog. They had no idea when I look like and it was the most absurd way of saying they liked my work. I fell off my chair I was laughing so hard!

Q: What’s coming next for your readers?
A: I’m currently working on my second horror novel, Occidendum Sirenis. This will be my eighteenth publication.

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An Improper Derailment: Chapter 14

Where Mary discovers just how bad the situation really is…
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Catch up with Chapter 13…

Start the series from the beginning…

With a delighted giggle Mary spread out her cards. Ace, King, Queen, and a pair of nines, all hearts.

Marshall nodded, that irresistible half-grin across his face.

“Looks like you won again,” he said as he slid a penny across the table to Mary’s side. She had a collection of pennies gathered near her elbow, a testament to her winning streak.

“This game is easy. I don’t know why Grandfather objected so strenuously to it.”

“Maybe he didn’t win with the same ease.” He folded his cards, and reached for the stack of cards.

Mary’s hand shot out and grabbed his wrist, stopping his motion.

“What did you have? How badly did I beat you?”

“You thoroughly whipped me.” He continued to pull the cards together.

Mary tugged against his wrist, unrelenting in her desire to see how wide of a spread she won by.

One of Marshall’s cards slipped. She snatched it.

A ten of spades. A decent card to have, but it wouldn’t do him any good if the rest were mix-matched suits and low numbers.

Mary grabbed at his cards again.

He yanked his arm away from her, and held his cards high out of her reach.

With and huff and a determined set to her chin Mary stood up and leaned far over the table, struggling to get to the cards in his outstretched hand.

“Why won’t you let me see the cards?” she asked with a frustrated grunt.

“Why do you need to see them so badly?”

Mary sat with a thump. She crossed her arms and pushed her lower lip out in a curled pout.

“A little bird’s gonna come in here and sit on that lip,” he said with a wink.

His wink flustered her. She sucked her lip back into her mouth and anchored it in place with a bite.

“Damn, if you’re gonna look at me with your eyes all big like that.” Marshall sighed heavily and slid the cards, face down across the table.

Mary squirmed in delight, she had won another battle against the intimidating Marshall Hunt. She grabbed at the cards.

The train rocked with more aggressive force than when it had been buffeted by gale winds of the night before. The passenger compartment went silent. Another hard rock, and several passengers gasped in fear.

“Never mind the cards,” Marshall yelled. “Get your coat.”

“What? But…” Mary looked at the cards in her hands. Spades a royal flush. “You let me win,” she said in a small voice.

Her heavy coat hit her in the face. She looked up at Marshall, his Stetson already rammed down onto his head.

“Put your coat on woman, we’ve got to get out of here before this train comes off its rails!”

Find out how they get off the train… in December…

©2020 Lulu M Sylvian

Tricks, Treats, & Trials By Fire by Sapphire Winters ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

Blurb:

It’s All Hallow’s Eve, and Andrea Ralowski is ready to get over her ex and live it up and let it go down at her town’s masquerade ball. 

But the sleepy little town of Briarwood Hollow just outside Salem is hiding more behind its masks than Andrea knows. Turns out the werewolf she got her howls on with is literally a werewolf and now alpha Rex Rivers wants to make her one too as his fated mate. But it’s her choice. After all, he says, someone like her could become too powerful once bitten…

As cryptic as that is, it prompts her to dive into her past, sure her life couldn’t get weirder than a predestined wolf man mate… but it does. She learns that she doesn’t just have a little magic in her past, but a lot. The kind that got her ancestors burned and could make things around Briarwood a little hot for her too. 

Excerpt:

“You need to realize that I’m not a shifter and I don’t abide by your shifter rules.”

“You’ll abide by whatever I say,” he says. His voice is grouchy, and the words come out through a growl.

I close my eyes. I’m not supposed to react this way. I’m not supposed to like him talking to me like this.

But I do.

God, I do.

“You aren’t the boss of me, Rex.” I force my eyes open, only to realize he’s closer to me. Too close. Our bodies are inches away from each other, like we’re magnets just waiting to attach to each other. “You don’t get to tell me what to do.”

“I hate to break it to you, sweetheart,” he says, tilting his head down so his lips are so close to mine, “but you belong to me. Every inch of yours is mine. And I’ll prove it.”

With that, he lunges for me.

Where can readers find Tricks, Treats, & Trials By Fire?

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have SAPPHIRE WINTERS here with us today. SAPPHIRE, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I haven’t been a writer very long. I started on fan fiction in 2018 and when 2020 took a turn for the worst I decided to create my own worlds through writing. 
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
It’s HOT and I mean scorching hot. Andrea and Rex steam up the pages as they learn all about each other and their powers.
How did you come up with the storyline? 
As cliché as it sounds, it came to me in a dream… just bits and pieces of course but it was enough to create a mini outline and go from there.
Tell us about your other books: 
I’m currently have a phoenix shifter book out now and she meets a shifter hunter, its amazing, if I do say so myself 😉 I am working on a gentlemans club/ BDSM shifter series that I’m super excited about.
Where can readers find you? 
About the Author: 
Sapphire Winters is a new paranormal romance author with a love for shifters! Her heroines are strong and sassy fighters who don’t give up, and her stories provide an escape where readers can leave their world behind.

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When Wendigos Prey by Nicole Zoltack ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

 

Blurb:

Clarissa Tempest has dealt with plenty of bedlam in Bethlehem. There’s been a bit of peace now until she learns that a dear friend has died. Maybe now, she’ll face her fear and take her relationship to the next level because tomorrow isn’t a guarantee. But then, of course, there’s a body.

 

Excerpt:

Footsteps sound behind me, and I don’t bother to turn around.

“Diego,” I say.

“Good guess. How did you know it was me?” he asks as he moves to stand beside me and wraps an arm around my shoulders.

“Who else would be prowling the cemetery at this hour?”

“Besides you? Not too many.” He tweaks my nose.

“How romantic.” I slap his chest.

“I can be romantic when I want to be.” Case in point, he hands me a box.

I open it to learn it’s a box of chocolates. “Thank you, but how many did you eat?”

The moon shines on his face as he quirks his lips. “Just one.”

“I guess that’s all right,” I tease. “I might let you stick around.”

“There’s a chance you won’t?” he presses, smirking.

“On second thought…” I place the chocolate box down to the side and stare up into his handsome face, and the words just slip out. I originally intended to ask tonight in bed, but why not here? Some would think a proposal in a cemetery is a bit morbid, and maybe it is, but it fits us. It fits me. “I love you, Diego. Let’s get married.”

He gapes at me for a split second and then shakes his head and mumbles something in Spanish.

I lift my eyebrows. “I don’t know what you said, but I also didn’t hear sí.”

Where can readers find When Wendigos Prey?

Available exclusively in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection

Grab Your Copy Today!

Available to read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Nicole Zoltack here with us today. Nicole Zoltack, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

I’ve been a writer forever. I’ve always wanted to be a writer since I was four years old, and in 2009, I was published for the first time, and I haven’t looked back since! I started to write because my mom used to sit my sister and I down at the kitchen table while she was making meals. She gave us papers and pencils and told us to write, so writing’s always been a part of my life.

 

Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

When Wendigos Prey is an epilogue to my Bedlam in Bethlehem series about a detective in Bethlehem, PA who discovers that the creatures that go bump in the night are real and not just myths.

 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I always wanted to write a short bit about what happens to Clarissa. So much darkness has touched her life that it’s time for some happiness, but there’s a body. There’s always a dead body.

 

What inspires you to write?

I find inspiration everywhere, from tv shows, movies, dreams, playing the what if game… I have a ton of ideas to write!

 

Tell us about your other books:

There’s the Bedlam in Bethlehem series, which kicks off a huge world with a ton of other series to enjoy. Next is Magical Hunters Academy, a series about a school that teaches paranormal beings how to become hunters, slayers, or executioners of evil paranormal beings. There’s Blood Haven Academy, an academy for vampires. The trilogy is a paranormal retelling of Romeo and Juliet. There’s also Magical Prison, about twin fairies, and finally, Rebel, Supernatural Bounty Hunter is the last series in this world so far. It’s about—you guessed it!—a supernatural bounty hunter. A human supernatural bounty hunter. There’s plenty of crossover in the later books!

I also have a trilogy called Queenmaker about King Arthur if he had been a girl. Once Upon a Darkened Night is a series of twisted fairy tales where the villain is now the hero. There’s a superhero trilogy and a quartet about dragon shifters… What can I say? I love to write!

 

Where can readers find you? 

www.NicoleZoltack.com

www.facebook.com/authorNicoleZoltack

www.twitter.com/NicoleZoltack

www.amazon.com/author/nicolezoltack

www.bookbub.com/authors/nicole-zoltack

www.goodreads.com/nicolezoltack

www.instagram.com/NicoleZoltack

www.pinterest/NicoleZoltack

 

About the Author:

Nicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. Of course. She did marry her first kiss, after all!

When she’s not writing about knights, superheroes, or witches, she enjoys spending time with her loving husband, three energetic young boys, and precious baby girl. She enjoys riding horses (pretending they’re unicorns, of course!) and going to the PA Renaissance Faire dressed in garb. She’ll also read anything she can get her hands on. Her current favorite TV shows are The Witcher and Stranger Things.

Sign up for her newsletter to learn when her next book is released as well as excerpts, cover reveals, and giveaways!

 

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Sighs Matter by Lulu M. Sylvian ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 A Cursed All Hallows’s Eve is Available NOW!
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Blurb:

It’s Halloween and my goals are to party, get a little buzzed, and possibly hook up with some hardbody. But my attention keeps being pulled back to a group of furries, and my friend has joined the harem around some guy dressed like an anime wet dream.
Things go from sexy hot to hot mess when I discover my friend is missing, and that furry cosplay, isn’t cosplay. Also, there’s a reason hottie anime guy is so hot, he’s an incubus.
I need to save my friend, not blow my fingers off in the process, and decide which one of these guys that keeps kissing me I want to end up with. But they do work well together. It’s going to be a tough choice.

Excerpt:

“This demon isn’t Christian, and that cross isn’t blessed. But it is silver, and supernaturals don’t like silver,” Vlad said.
I toyed with the cross. “Is that why you don’t like it?” I asked Vlad.
He gave me a sharp nod.
“What about you?” I asked just as I placed the cool metal against the exposed skin on Biker’s forearm.
The car swerved and he clamped his other hand over the spot I touched. “What the fuck did you do that for?”
“Oh, like that hurt you,” I snarked in reply.
Biker lifted his hand, and underneath I could see the angry red skin, and blisters forming.
“No,” I started. “No, no, no, no. This isn’t happening.” This wasn’t real. The silver on that cross did not just burn the man driving my car like a bat out of hell across town to who knows where and I was willingly going along for the ride.
“Stop the car. I need to get out.”
He glared at me and kept driving.
“Stop the car,” I screamed and began beating my feet and hands against the car. Thrashing as if I could make him stop.
The tires squealed and I could smell the burn of rubber as he stopped in the middle of the street. I scrambled to undo my belt and open the door. I fell out of the car and was on my feet and running. I knew enough back in the club to not take a drink I hadn’t seen prepared myself, but… Oh God, there were two of them, what if they had distracted me? The demons were just a hallucination. I had gone with them to one location, and I was willingly going to a second. How stupid was I? Never let them get you to a second location. Oh crap, I was gonna die. One of their friends had Vin. I would never see her again. She would never meet some nice man her parents approved of. I didn’t want to be killed on Halloween. What a stupid cliché mistake that would be.

 

 

Where can readers find Sighs Matter?

Available exclusively in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: Limited Edition Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Reverse Harem Halloween Themed Collection

Grab Your Copy Today!

Available to read FREE in Kindle Unlimited!

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Lulu M Sylvian here with us today. Lulu, thanks for visiting us.
 
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I’ve been published for 3 years now. I grew up drawing and creating characters. Maybe for a comic, maybe for future stores? I’m not sure. But I wasn’t that kid that wrote stories. I didn’t start writing down my characters until I was older. And not until those characters became much more noisy and demanding that I document their stories.
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
Sighs Matters is about a girl who falls in with the wrong crowd on Halloween night, only to discover, they really are the right crowd for her. At first she’s drawn to a group of hotties who are showing off their exceptional furry suits. She can’t help but flirt with them as her friend takes off to join the harem forming around a super hottie dressed like an anime character.
It turns out they aren’t furries, and her friend has attached herself to an incubus.
Other characters that get involved are a not-quite-billionaire vampire, a Bollywood wanna-be, and a swarm of mummy-like demons. Things get explosive when incendiaries are brought in to fight off the bad guy.
It is a reverse harem romance, so she ends up with her happy for now, and a bevy of new boyfriends.
How did you come up with the storyline?
The tagline “A vampire, a werewolf, and a demon walk into a bar,” came to me first. I spent a few weeks trying to figure out what it meant. The wolves are the ones who let me know about their costumes first. Then I knew about the beautiful demon. To be honest I didn’t expect him to end up doing what he does. He surprised me.
This was very much a “ride along and document,” type of story told by the characters.
What inspires you to write?
My characters. Somehow they show up and have these situations and they want their stories told. The process really does feel like I cast out the need for X-type of story and the characters respond. That’s how Sighs Matters happened.
I also have characters who are hanging about but they haven’t attached themselves to a story yet. And then suddenly I’ll have a story that has to happen (like part of a series) and that character will step up and claim the spot. They can really change the direction of what I may have thought was going to happen.
The idea can come from anywhere— a call for submissions, a dream, a plot bunny meme on Facebook— but until a character shows up and takes that idea, nothing really happens.
Tell us about your other books:
I mostly write paranormal. I love shifters, but I also have a thing for male strippers. I do write contemporary, that’s been limited to the strippers until recently when I started with some rock star romances.
Holiday Strippers are short rom-com stories that started off with The Twelve Stripper of Christmas. I try to make sure I have a new stripper short every Christmas season.
Legatum is a family saga series that revolves around wolf shifters and the impact genetic science, and long-dead enemies, have on their survival and finding romance.
Second Endings is a paranormal series with ghosts, psychics, and love that spans the veil between life and death. A definite spin on the idea of second chance romance.
Wolves of Wet Waterfalls is the first mini-series that takes place in the minuscule magical municipality of Wet Waterfalls, Wyoming. Werewolves, demons, and witches populate the world of this reverse harem series.
Ballad Ares is my first rock star romance. I have three planned, no series name yet, but these contemporary romance stories do revolve around issues dealing with recovery and substance abuse.
Where can readers find you?
Come play with my Facebook group: Lululandia https://www.facebook.com/groups/519202371904484/
About the Author:
 
Bio-engineered to be the only redhead in a generation of blonds, Lulu feels that “aliens” may actually be the best answer for a lifetime of being asked, “Where did you get that red hair from?”
She did not come into writing from years of scribbling words on paper. Her background is rooted in visual arts and making pictures. Encouraged to make those pictures out of words Lulu began writing just to see what would happen. What happened was two full-length manuscripts in three months.
Lulu cannot ride a horse, a motorcycle, spin a hula hoop, or play roller derby. Yes, she has attempted all of those, even if it has been decades since she’s been on a horse or a motorcycle. She embraces the crazy that comes with the one little genetic mutation and attempts to live up to the reputation that proceeds her as a redhead. Lulu would like to apologize for her contribution to the hole in the ozone layer from her use of hairspray in the 1980’s.

 

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Persephone’s Raven by Mara Amberly ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb: 

I always believed mythology to be stories from the past, but what if they’re prophecies… and now they’re coming true?

I didn’t want to take my little sister trick-or-treating on Halloween night, but I’m glad I did. 

I’m surprised to meet a handsome stranger with an otherworldly air in the shadows. At first he intimidates me, but when our paths cross again at a masquerade party, I have the chance to get to know him. I find him captivating, but I doubt his claims that his name is Hades—the name belonging to the Greek God of the Underworld. After all, what are the chances it’s his real name, God or not, when my name is Persephone—the same as Hades’ mythological queen?

What’s he going to say next? That he’s the real Greek God of the Underworld? That we’re destined to be together? It seems more likely he’s trying to win me over, and yet, I want to get to know him better. I’m drawn to him more than other men; the difference is like night and day.

I’ll give him a chance, but I don’t believe he’s the real Hades or that we have a special destiny. Of course, I’ve been known to be wrong.

Excerpt: 

“So what do I call you?” I asked him, wondering if I should be using ‘Your Majesty’ or a term of respect like that.

“I told you,” he said. “My name is Hades.”

“Then I will call you that,” I promised him.

The room was steeped in luxury, but his attention wasn’t on it; it was on me. In my normal, everyday life I might’ve questioned why, but in this land and in my dream, I merely took it as a compliment. We walked on through his castle, and when we reached another room, which seemed a more relaxed reception room, we sat down together at a wooden table. 

It wasn’t lost on me that the castle was exceptionally well-kept, with tapestries decorating its walls, ornate chandeliers, and many beautiful relics and paintings from all over the world. It made me wonder when he had gathered them, if he’d done so himself, but my instincts told me he had. I could sense his touch on everything in our surroundings, even the castle itself. It truly felt like his realm.

“What are you thinking about?” he asked me, as he leaned forward over the table, steepling his fingers beneath his chin. 

I shook my head, because it was hard to explain. “I’m just experiencing this—your castle, the world it’s in, Hades.” 

His name felt strange as I spoke it, as though it held more power here than in the mortal world. I finally understood then that speaking his name had meaning, and there were many who might not have dared to speak it at all.

“This is the underworld,” he told me, as he regarded me with interest.

“I know,” I answered softly. Prior to meeting him, it had merely been a concept, but now I knew it was real, and I was here for a time. I glanced out the window. It was stained glass, and patterned in blues and greens, but I could tell that the day was growing darker outside. It seemed night was swiftly approaching.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW


Hello and welcome, readers! We have Mara Amberly here with us today. Mara, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
One of my majors was in journalism at university (and I later studied a Masters in editing and publishing), and it improved my writing quality and speed. Around fifteen years ago, I got into text-based online roleplaying games, including freeform and system games. I GM’d games over the years: mainly 7th Sea and Serenity, but also other games like Legend of the Five Rings and Stargate. I think that time spent GMing and playing in games built up and improved my fiction-writing skills. I wrote my first book in 2015, and my first novel in 2016.
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
‘Persephone’s Raven’ is a clean paranormal romance story mainly set during Halloween. It tells the story of Persephone, a student who lives at home with her family. She had party plans, but they were canceled and she was asked to take her younger sister, Deanna, trick or treating. While they’re out, she learns that someone might have seen a ghost in the window of a deserted house up the street, and she and Deanna check it out. The events of the evening lead her to meet a man who calls himself Hades.  
How did you come up with the storyline?
I had the idea of writing a romantic story about a god and a human woman. I was originally going to make it a darker story than it is, but as it took form, it came out lighter. I had ideas in mind before I started, but I made it up as I went along. I’d best define myself as a plantser – kind of halfway between a planner and a pantser. I usually plot out a framework for longer stories and plan out early chapters in detail, but this was a shorter story at around 10k and I didn’t need to plan that much.
What inspires you to write?
I feel compelled to write and put stories out there. Ideas just come together in my head, but I’m very much a visual person, so I’ll usually create or buy a cover before I’ve even written a story. It’s part of the process for me. Sometimes images inspire me to write, but usually ideas do. I watch a lot of shows (mostly sci-fi) and the genre I’ve read most is epic fantasy. I feel like things I’ve really enjoyed inspire me to want to create things of my own that are (hopefully) equally epic. 
Tell us about your other books:
I’m currently focusing on my A Paradox of Time series, which is time travel sci-fi. It’s probably my favourite series to write so far. I’ve written books 1 and 2, I have the prequel novella to write next (in that series), and I have covers created and bought up as far as Book 4 already. I’m just planning to keep writing books in that series for as long as   I feel inspired to. 
I’m also planning a new sci-fi vigilante series called Shadowstar Vigilantes. I have the first book (Red Astrea) on pre-order now and I’ve bought the cover for the second book (Octavia Rising) already.   
I’m planning to write another book in my Sisters of Destiny series. It’s epic fantasy, and I currently have books 1 and 2 out. 
I have other book plans too, but I’m just going to focus on these ones for the time being, because you can’t write everything at once.
Where can readers find you? 
About the Author: 
Mara Amberly is an author of epic and urban fantasy, time travel and military science fiction, and roleplaying game content. She’s a trained journalist, editor and web developer, and she has experience working in the computer game industry in a support capacity.
She works as an author and graphic designer, and lives in Ireland with her husband. 


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Malediction by Erzabet Bishop ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

 

Blurb:

It’s witchcraft…

Nestled in the shadowy thoroughfares of Salem, Bridget has created a new life for herself. Saved from the noose by the mysterious Mr. Black during the witch trials, she runs Broomstix, a thriving curse worker and hex shop. Dangerous cravings thrust her back in harm’s way as evil stalks the streets. Will the allure of the forbidden be her curse or her salvation?

Alistair is a wolf caught between desire and duty to his pack. His Alpha goes missing and evidence of arcane magic and murder come a little too close to home. A chance encounter at a Halloween party brings his beast to the forefront and one night of passion leaves him wanting much, much more.

A war is brewing in Salem between the wolves and witch kind. When more deaths are found linked to rogue wolves, the two join forces, but wild magic reigns on Samhain and the moon may just have a mind of her own…

 

Excerpt:

Chapter Four
Bridget stood at the entrance to the Hawthorn Hotel, fidgeting with her cranberry red skirts. She’d bypassed the Witch’s Ball for the first time in a decade, instead opting for the Hawthorne Hotel Halloween Gala the following night. The Seven Deadly Sins theme fit a little bit better with her state of mind these days.
The thought of going to the Witch’s Ball and being surrounded by a room full of people dressed as the white rabbit or the Red Queen from Alice in Wonderland made her want to close herself in her apartment above Broomstix and stay there till the season passed. Not this witch. Hells no. Not this year.
Limousines and expensive cars queued up at the entrance through the valet parking area. The red carpet to the entry door was packed with women in brightly colored gowns and glittering jewelry. Men in tuxedos held out their arms, and Bridget thought it was just the thing to get her out of the witchy politics of her everyday life.
When she’d stepped in front of the mirror after trying on the dress her best friend and fellow witch Isabel had chosen for her, she’d almost feigned a case of the flu. Except, she didn’t get sick and Isabel knew it.
“Put the dress on. And yes, the shoes too.”
Long and flowing, the dress was made for a woman with moderate assets on top, not the ones she was blessed with. They had long been a source of fascination for the various men in her life, and the undoubted reason for many of the shadowy curses carved into her body. And the heels… goddess but they were fuck me shoes and she’d be lucky if she got through the night without either breaking her ankle or falling on someone—or for them.
The shoes could be enchanted. It had happened before. Bridget knew Isabel just wanted to make sure she went out and actually had a good time, but the thought niggled. She shot her a glance.
“Did you?”
“Did I what?”
“Spell the shoes.”
“Would you stop that?” Her best friend frowned, grabbing at her hands. “You’re supposed to be Lust. Not anxiety.”
“What? Anxiety isn’t one of the seven deadlies.”
“Are you sure? Cause, I’m thinking it should be.” Isabel narrowed her eyes, witch fire glimmering in their depths.
“Okay… okay. But, if I find out you did…”
“Yeah, you’ll curse me. I know. How long have we known each other?” Isabel arched an elegant eyebrow in her direction.
True.
“What did you say your costume was again?” Bridget eyed the gorgeous dress and sidled beneath the large green overhang, avoiding the spit of October rain that decided to make an appearance.
“I didn’t,” Isabel smirked. “But, I’m Envy. Don’t you love it?”

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have Erzabet Bishop here with us today. Erzabet, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

Thanks for having me! I’ve been writing since I was a child, but it’s only within the last seven years that it has really taken off for me.

 

Tell us about your title featured in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve.

Malediction is the second book in the Curseworkers Series. It centers around Bridget, a witch hung in Salem, who is given a second chance by a mysterious stranger. She meets a sexy wolf shifter at a Halloween party and together the two of them work to discover who is behind the murders happening in Salem.

 

How did you come up with the storyline?

I always wanted to write a book about Salem and well, it ended up being a series.

 

What inspires you to write?

Everyday life is choc full of inspiration and well…I love spinning worlds from my coffee cup.

 

Tell us about your other books:

That would take a while. Lol. I have over forty paranormal and contemporary works out there with more on the way.

 

Where can readers find you?

Where to Find More of Erzabet Bishop

Follow her on Twitter @erzabetbishop.

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About the Author:

ERZABET BISHOP IS A USA TODAY BESTSELLING and award-winning author of over forty paranormal and contemporary romance books. She lives in Houston, Texas, and when she isn’t writing about sexy shifters or voluptuous heroines, she enjoys playing in local bookstores and watching movies with her husband and furry kids.

 

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Their Dragon Mate by Elle Boon ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

 

Blurb:

She’s always taken the path less traveled. They’ve always
barreled through roadblocks. Can they find a way to be together without losing
themselves? 

Lula’s a Fierce Dragon… She’s given bits of
herself to others when she was sure she had no mate of her own, even knowing it
would cost her life at some point.

Atika and Abyle, Twins with A Purpose… They
lived to protect their clan, until their brother took over as alpha. Just as
they think they can relax, they meet their truemate. A feisty dragon female who
runs from them.

The Triad Bond… Their beast won’t be denied,
but finding their little dragon proves harder than they’d anticipated. However,
once they bond with her, there’s no denying the love they share. What they
didn’t foresee was a stranger from Lula’s past coming for her and her mother.

Will the trio have a chance at happily ever after, or will
the Dragon King who lost his greatest treasures demand back, or kill who stands
in his way?

Get ready for an exciting return of some of your favorite
characters in this stand-alone…sort of “wink” story. You just might hear from
the Fey Queen, the bad boy alpha Kellen, and what would a reunionish story be
without #dontlookdown aka Creed.

Excerpt:

“Jenna, you realize I’m the alpha here, don’t you?”

“You realize you’re out-femaled here, don’t you?” Jenna
retorted.

“Both of you, shut it before I set your asses on fire,” Lula
growled. “Goddess, I just sounded like a wolfie.”

“That’s unacceptable. Be like a bear. We rumble.” Atika slid
next to her, his nose tickling her ear.

“Beary, I will—” her words died in her throat as Abyle moved
in on her other side.

“Boys, the three of you won’t fit through the door…or you
will, my bad.” Jenna laughed.

“What the flying monkey asses did you do?” Kellen roared, and
this time the liquor bottles shattered.

“Kellen Motherfucking Styles, I’m not cleaning up that
mess,” Laikyn yelled.

“Wolfies, stop yelling. Aw, look at my little wolfie
babies.” Lula hurried over to the little prison Laikyn had her sons corralled
in. “What kind of thing is this, and what did they do to be put in confinement?
Surely they can get out for good behavior?”

Lyric, the little female she loved like a crazy sister,
laughed from behind her. “It’s called a playgate, only it’s been shifterfied.
You know, for shifter babes.”

“I’m assuming that is a good thing?” Lula bent down to pick
up a little boy in each arm. The sound of two bears moaning made her blush.

“Son-of-a-fucking-dragonlovingbear,” Abyle growled.

“Down, boys.” Jenna patted Abyle, her touch like a mother
soothing a child.

“Um, Jenna, my dragon don’t like you touching them.”

Power flooded the room moments before two men, each holding
a little girl, entered.

“For fucks sake. What did I say about that shit?” Kellen
muttered.

“Temper temper, wolf.”

“Damien, didn’t I say to give me ten minutes?” Jenna asked.

“Your two crotch goblins wouldn’t wait.”

They all turned at the booming voice. Lula grinned, loving
the batshit crazy male, son of Satan and an angel.

“Creed, you probably shouldn’t refer to these two little
angels as crotch goblins.”

Creed pointed at Jenna. “That’s what she calls them.”

Jenna had a finger over her lips making a zipping motion. “I
mean, they kinda gobbled their way out of my vajayjay, and they gobble
everything they get their mouths on. Goddess, don’t glare at me with such censure
on your faces or no fucky fucky for you two.”

“Please make her stop talking, Damien, or you, Lucas.
Surely, one of you tops her,” Kellen growled while Jenna laughed.

“Keep on chuckling, but you’re leaking, so who gets the last
laugh?” Creed folded his arms with a nod.

“Dammit. See, what you’ve done? You brought them, and my
boobs wake up.” She stomped over, grabbing one of the little girls with a snarl,
smiling down at the baby.

“You’re not gonna whip a boob out and feed them here are
you?” Xan asked.

“Enough,” Lula roared. “This is not a circus show. Jenna,
take your babies and your boobs, and I don’t mean your mates, though they can
be boobs too, home to feed. Kellen, I’ll need the use of your office for only a
moment then I’ll take my err, mates to be, maybe, off somewhere else. Everyone
who is not a bear and or a dragon, exit the office. And that means everyone who
is not Lula, Atika or Abyle, get the fuck out of here. Now, please.” She tacked
the last bit on, so she didn’t hurt anyone’s feelings.

“Damn, our little dragon grew some balls. I like it.” Laikyn
said. She and Lyric high-fived each other as they turned from the entryway.

“Yeah, well, don’t take any notes from her. You can’t shift
into a huge-ass dragon and burn a forest down,” Kellen muttered before scooping
up his boys.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 

 Hello and welcome, readers! We have Elle Boon here with
us today. Elle, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing? 

Hi, and thank you so much for having me here. I’ve been writing for just over five years, or rather published for five years. In all actuality, I’ve only been writing for a little over six years though, which might seem crazy, but it’s true.

 

Tell us about your title featured in A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: 

A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve: Their Dragon Mate is the story of my crazy dragon Lula who if you’re a reader of mine, you’ve met throughout my Iron Wolves and my Mystic Wolves series. She’s kinda popped in as a little side character who has helped the other characters out of situations. She’s always kinda been this larger than life, funny heroine who had wanted to write a story about but hadn’t found the right time to do so. About a year ago I was writing a story with a bear and one of my Mystic Wolves girls and Lula popped in and did a little thing (she’s a huge pink dragon and thought she’d never find a mate since she and her mama had been exiled from their realm before Lula had been born) so she gives little bits of herself to save her friends. Well, as she helps the latest heroine, she come face-to-face with not one, but two bears who set her world a spinning. I had no clue that was coming because I’m a punster when I write. So, I sat back and thought, holy shite, how am I gonna write a menage for Lula? Well, I sort of thought I’d do a chapter a month in my newsletter, but then life interrupted and then bam, this anthology came, and Their Dragon Mate flowed.

Lula and her guys are so perfect because she’s a pink dragon she needed more than your average shifter, she needed two bears who were also more than just grizzly bears. Of course, I’ll let you read to find out exactly what I’m talking about, but trust me, I made them…extra “wink.

 

How did you come up with the storyline? 

The story started when I finished writing Atlas’s Forbidden Mate in my Mystic Wolves series. However, I wrote this one as a stand-alone so that new to me readers wouldn’t feel as though they were lost.

 

What inspires you to write? 

I find inspiration in just about everything around me. For instance, my girlfriend’s dad who has passed away was a very funny and unique man. One day while we were parked next to one another waiting for our kids to get out of school I rolled down my window to chat with him as he sat in her van and heard him say “Tammy, this van is gotdamn offensive to my nose.” I took that little bit of conversation and put it in a story. I take ordinary things or parts of conversations, twist them, turn them, and make them more.

 

Tell us about your other books: 

I have over 40 other titles ranging from shifters, gods and goddesses, badass MC alphas, Navy SEALs, and contemporary. I love them all because they are all at the heart romance with the story revolving around the H/H. I always seem to have a conflict outside of the romance instead of the H/H. So, not like one of the soap opera novels LOL and you are always guaranteed a happily ever after with each one of my stories, never a cliffy or serial. And while I strive to write each title as a stand-alone, I do think once you are on say book 6 or 7 in a series, you will find they read better in order LOL.

My first book in most of my series are either FREE or set at $.99 so that readers can try one of my stories and see if they like my work and hopefully fall in love with my worlds. I do also tend to cross my paranormal people over into each other’s worlds, because I can LOL. But again, you can totally read the Iron Wolves without having to read the Mystic first and vice versa.

 

Where can readers find you? 

Connect with Elle online. She loves to hear from you:

www.elleboon.com

https://amzn.to/3mAnWt9

https://www.facebook.com/elle.boon

https://www.facebook.com/Elle-Boon-Author-1429718517289545/

https://twitter.com/ElleBoon1

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

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1405756769719931/

https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8120085.Elle_Boon

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/elle-boon

https://www.instagram.com/elleboon/

http://www.elleboon.com/newsletter

About the Author: 

Elle Boon is a reader first and foremost…and of course if you know her, she’s the crazy lady with purple hair. She’s also a USA Today Bestselling Author who lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband and Kally Kay, her black lab who also thinks she’s her writing partner. (She happens to sit next to her begging for treats and so takes a lot of credit). She has two amazing kids, Jazz and Goob, and is a MiMi to one adorable little nugget named Romy or RomyGirl (greatest job EVER) who has totally won over everyone who sees hers (If anyone says a hair bow is too big, they’re crazy). She’s known for saying “Bless Your Heart” and dropping lots of F-bombs (I mean lots of F-BOMBS, but who is keeping track?).

She loves where this new journey has taken her and has no plans on stopping. She writes what she loves to read, and that’s romance, whether it’s about Navy SEALs, HOT as F**K MC heroes, or paranormal alphas. #dontlookdown is a thing you will need to google. “Wink” With all her stories, you’re guaranteed a happily ever after, no matter what twisted thing her mind has come up with. Her biggest hope is that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall in love with her characters as much as she has. She loves creating new worlds and has more just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever after and can guarantee you will always get one within the pages of her books.

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In the Cards by Ariel Dawn ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview

 

Blurb:

A family curse, a powerful warlock bound by love, and a woman bewitched. Psychic Ember Stone has been dreaming of a blue-eyed, dark-haired man for as long as she can remember. When a man named Derek shows up as her next client, she’s shocked to see he resembles the man in her dreams. Who is Derek, and why does she feel drawn to him? As secrets emerge and answers come to light, Ember’s feelings for Derek intensify. But on Halloween, a centuries-old curse will change everything, requiring a sacrifice neither of them can bear. Follow Ember, Derek, and their strange connection through the ages as they navigate the haunting secrets that will either bring them together or tear them apart.

Excerpt:

“Do you always dress like you’re going to a funeral?” She took a sip of the warm apple wine and gestured to his black slacks.
“Only when I’m trying to be brooding and mysterious.”
Perhaps the brooding part was missing, but Ember couldn’t deny he had the mysterious part down pretty well. He smiled, a perfect white-toothed smile and Ember could feel her insides flush with warmth. She wasn’t sure if it was the wine, his presence, or a combination of the two.

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The veil is thin. Darkness calls. Will you answer?

Halloween curses plague the daring heroes and spunky heroines in this spirited collection of tales. A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve brings you 20+ stories stuffed with everything from dark gods to brooding shifters, delivering hours of decadent, pleasure-filled reading from bestselling and award winning urban fantasy and paranormal romance authors.

If you can’t get enough of those supernatural creatures—vampires, ghosts, witches, demons, and fae—this limited edition collection will alternately thrill you with the spicy and tempt you with the sweet. Delve into these worlds where the living haunt the dead and the undead tempt the breathing.

Answer the call, because this Halloween, not all the costumes are disguises.

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

 
Hello and welcome, readers! We have Ariel Dawn here with us today. Ariel Dawn, thanks for visiting us.
How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?
I have been writing stories all my life honestly, but this year I started sharing them with the world. I became a published author officially in April, with my short story Faded, which was part of a charity anthology to help fund research for breast cancer. Fated Souls, by The New Romance Café.
 
Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve
I wrote In The Cards during the first 8 weeks of quarantine. I read tarot, and have an interest in the paranormal and magic, or manifestation.  As someone who reads cards, I thought it would be fun to play into the idea of that kind of “real magic”.  The idea that some people are linked, through destiny or fate or even reincarnation was something that has always appealed to me, and that’s what In The Cards is about—connection. The magic of love, of soulmates.
How did you come up with the storyline?
I answered a call to participation for A Cursed Halloween because the theme just was perfect for me—curses, and Halloween.  Halloween IS my Christmas.  I knew I wanted the tarot cards to play a factor, and I knew I wanted there to be an air of mystery and spookiness surrounding the cards, and the connection felt between the psychic, and the man she reads for.  I’d often seen writing prompts that list a few things, that are so vastly different and the prompt is to make all of the things that don’t belong, belong.  That’s essentially how I came up with the rest of the story—I thought about all the things I wanted to convey, no matter how “out of place” it might be. Psychics, warlocks, curses, wine, the 1920s, magic, and love. All of it is the fabric that makes up In The Cards.
What inspires you to write?
I love romance, especially paranormal romance. I’m a daydreamer and an incurable hopeless romantic. Honestly, I find inspiration everywhere—photographs, songs, the couple in the coffee shop. I’m always writing a story, even if it does not make it to paper.
Tell us about your other books:
I started with In The Cards, but there will be more stories from that universe. When I was writing In The Cards, there seemed to be one character, Ava Crowley who would not relent in my mind, and so I wrote her story. I’m hoping to release it soon, hopefully before the New Year. I have plans for several books, that take place in the spooky town of Chester.
I’ve also got several projects lined up for the next 2 years, and I intend on spreading my wings and writing fantasy, contemporary and YA as well as paranormal romance. In The Cards is only the beginning!
Where can readers find you? (links to your social media, website, etc.):
About the Author:
I grew up an avid reader and daydreamer. As a creative soul, I enjoy many forms of expression aside from writing. I am a photographer, an artist, a cosplayer, a gamer, a foodie and a self-professed geek. When I’m not at a convention in cosplay, writing love stories, or editing photos; I can often be found reading with a cup of tea, running my Instagram Wrong Turn Romance, entertaining friends and family with great food, and playing video games or board games with my retro gamer husband.

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Hers to Bear by C.D. Gorri ~ A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve Author Spotlight Interview


Blurb:

Barvale might be home to one of the biggest Bear Shifter
Clans in the entire continent of North America, but shhhh…it’s a secret!

“Crazy” Maisy Daniels couldn’t leave Barvale fast enough
after high school. She’d earned that hated nickname after telling her classmates
she’d seen a boy change into a Bear just behind the football field! A social
pariah and the butt of every joke in her grade, it was no wonder she’d promised
herself to never step foot in that godforsaken town again.

But when her dad has emergency surgery, who else can help? Maisy
returns home to find things are a mess. The tractor is broken and there are only
a few hours until the Daniels Farm Annual Haunted Halloween Hay Ride &
Spooky Soiree begins. Unfortunately, the only repair shop open belongs to the
bane of her high school days, Arthur Lance himself. It’s time for Maisy to just
grin and bear it!

Arthur Lance just opened his third full service garage and automotive
repair shop in his hometown of Barvale, New Jersey. Business was going great,
but his Bear wasn’t satisfied with a job well done. The silly animal was still
pining for the one who got away back in high school. Burying himself in work was
the only thing he could do to keep his beast placated and his human side sane.

Maybe his fate is to be alone as punishment for hurting the
only female he’d ever wanted? His Bear can’t stand the thought. He’s stuck at
work on Mischief Night, when to his surprise he gets a frantic call from Maisy
Daniels herself. Finally, Arthur has another chance.

Will Maisy accept him as her fated mate when he
finally reveals the truth?

Excerpt: 

Her eyes widened when she saw what Arthur was about to do,
but wild horses couldn’t make Maisy look away as he pulled his sweatshirt over
his head to reveal smooth, bronzed skin. He seemed to be sweating, and he
grunted like he was in pain, grimacing and gritting his teeth hard before
pushing down his pants. She covered her mouth with her hands.

It wasn’t that she was seeing a naked boy for the first time
that had her so freaked out. Or the fact that said naked boy was one she’d
often daydreamed about. Nope. None of that was as frightening as what had
happened right before her eyes.

Arthur Lance, high school royalty, had crouched down on all
fours, panting and groaning, wait, was he growling? Holy smokes! Yes, he was
growling. He was like some kind of wild animal. Maisy gasped as she realized he
was getting bigger, and bigger, and, oh goodness, furrier. She bit back
a scream when he stopped writhing and grunting. The enormous, dark creature that
was Arthur Lance turned his glittering black eyes on her and chuffed out a cloud
of warm breath in the cool night air.

Holy crap! The boy she’d been crushin’ on had just turned
into a Bear!


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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Hello and welcome, readers! We have C.D. Gorri here with us today.
C.D. Gorri, thanks for visiting us.

How long have you been a writer and how did you come to writing?

Thank you so much for having me! I began publishing in 2014, but I have always wanted to be a writer. I went to school for English Lit and Creative Writing, but I have been a doodler and dabbler for years. Raising my children was very important to me so I waited until the youngest was school aged before setting about to get published. This is basically my dream come true. 


Tell us about your title featured in: A Cursed All Hallows’ Eve

Hers to Bear is the second in my Barvale Holiday Tales. The Barvale Clan is made up mainly of Black Bear Shifters in the fictional South Jersey town of Barvale, which literally means Bear Valley. Maisy left her hometown after being bullied in high school for claiming to see a boy turn into a bear, only to return years later to help her dad with their farm and wouldn’t you know it, that same boy still lives there! Halloween is a time for all sorts of magic, wouldn’t you say? Maybe even the kind that brings fated mates together.


How did you come up with the storyline?

This is a spinoff series of my Bear Claw Tales and Barvale Clan Tales which feature the Bear Shifters of Barvale and their mates. I wrote a Christmas short over the summer and knew immediately when I saw this anthology that I would write another one of these holiday shorts for this set. My story is lighthearted, romantic, and most of all, fun.


What inspires you to write?

Inspiration comes from so many sources for me. I find it in my husband, my children, a song, the tiny little day to day nothings that a million people go through but for some reason get stuck in my head. Hopefully I don’t foul it up too much when I put ink to my ideas.  


Tell us about your other books:

I started out writing Young Adult Urban Fantasy which then developed into Paranormal Romance. Now with over fifty titles published, I have to say I can’t even imagine a time when I won’t be writing. Most of my books are set in the same paranormal world and mainly take place in my home state of New Jersey. I call it the Grazi Kelly Universe in honor of my first heroine, Maria Graziana Kelly aka Grazi (grah-tzee). Characters and creatures overlap, but each series can be read alone.

Sometimes, I get to play in other authors’ worlds and each experience has been unique and has enabled me to write a broader cast of characters and scenarios. My thanks to those wonderful authors who opened the doors and let me in! You can find me in MT Worlds and Evel Worlds.

I like to write sizzling Shifter romance books that are sexy and fast-paced with epic heroes, sassy heroines, and guaranteed happy endings for all!


Where can readers find you? (links to your social media, website, etc.):

You can find me just about everywhere online! Here are
some links for you:

http://www.cdgorri.com

https://www.facebook.com/Cdgorribooks

https://www.bookbub.com/authors/c-d-gorri

https://twitter.com/cgor22

http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00IS7820W

http://www.amazon.com/cdgorri/


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About the Author: 

Hello!

I’m C.D. Gorri, Bestselling Steamy Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy YA Author, and Creator of the Grazi Kelly Universe.

I’ve always been an avid reader, and I have a profound love for books and literature. When I’m not writing or taking care of my family I can usually be found with a book or tablet in my hand. I live in my home state of New Jersey with my husband, our children, and our dogs, Dash and Chewie.

I’m a busy mom of three and finding time for leisurely reading is never easy, so I write stories that are fast-paced, yet detailed with satisfying conclusions. If I thought making time to read was difficult, I was in for a huge surprise when I started writing! But now that I started, I can’t picture myself doing anything else!

I love writing powerful women and strong heroes who face relatable problems in supernatural settings! Read my books and watch my sassy, curvy heroines and sexy heroes find true love in one another.

Discover Werewolves, Bears, Dragons, Tigers, Jersey Devils, Lions, Witches, Romani, Lynxes, Foxes and even more Shifters and supernaturals in my PNR! Fated mates who find each other and always get their happily-ever-afters.

Want to know how it all began? Enter the Grazi Kelly Universe with Wolf Moon: A Grazi Kelly Novel #1, my very first YA/Urban Fantasy book that sets the stage for the universe I write in. You can also start my PNR with the Macconwood Pack. Pick up Charley’s Christmas Wolf today!


Thank you and happy reading!

del mare alla stella,

C.D. Gorri

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