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Author Spotlight: Zachary Chopchinski aka “The Bow Tie Author”

Zachary Chopchinski

Zach is a bow tie wearing, formal vest rocking, pocket watch using, sarcastic monster of a writer. Currently residing in Orlando, Florida, he spends his days working, writing and procrastinating.
Zach is the author of the Gabrielle series, a young adult fantasy with a paranormal-historical-time traveling twist (try saying that five times fast).
Zach has multiple college degrees, in the fields of criminal justice and criminology…because he wanted to catch ALL the bad guys. Now, coupled with being an author of young adult fiction he spends his days yelling at people for breaking regulatory laws.

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Author Interview with Cheryl Douglas about her upcoming book Deacon + Giveaway

 
 Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

Deacon by Cheryl Douglas

Genre:  Contemporary Romance
Series:  Starkis Family, Book 1
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Release Date:  June 15, 2015

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When Deacon Starkis sets his sights on the gorgeous young model gracing the pages of his glossy catalogue, he knows he has to have her. One problem. She’s not available. But that won’t stop Deacon. He’s a man used to getting what he wants and he wants Mia.
Mia is stunned when she receives an email from the elusive billionaire who owns the lingerie company she models for. He tells her he’s intrigued. He’s not the only one. But she knows she’d be a fool to throw away an eight year relationship for a brief affair with the head honcho. He doesn’t do relationships and she doesn’t do casual sex. It seems they’re at an impasse.
Who will come out on top in this battle of wills? The dominant one or the woman intent on teaching him the meaning of submission?

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Interview with Meghan Quinn the author of The Virgin Romance Novelist

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The Virgin Romance Novelist

by Meghan Quinn

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Synopsis:

Her bosom heaved at an alarming rate as his rough hand found its way down to her soft, yet wiry briar patch… Can you say briar patch in a romance novel? What about meat sword? That’s what it is…a meat sword, right, all meaty and sword like, slaying through the inner dungeons of a woman’s dark desires. What about breasts? Do bosoms really heave?

God, I have no idea what happens when private parts touch. I’m a virgin trying to write a romance novel and can’t seem to write past a sex scene thanks to my lack of experience. My two best friends encourage me to drop the pen for a while and gain some real life practice through multiple dating facets such as blind dates, online profiles, and random hookups. But losing my virginity is proving to be tougher than expected…

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Revenant (Lords of Deliverance #6) by Larissa Ione Tour and Author Q&A!

ad3277266ff4bdc6e332610f441c76a9REVENANT by Larissa Ione
Lords of Deliverance #6
Date of Release: December 16, 2014
Grand Central Publishing Mass Market

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HELL HATH NO FURY . . .
For five thousand years, Revenant believed he was alone in the world, a fallen angel beyond any redemption. Now he finds he has a twin brother who had all the light and love Revenant was denied. Caught in a tug of war between Heaven and Hell, he must weigh his thirst for revenge against his desire for a mysterious female named Blaspheme-a female whose very origins could deliver him into salvation . . . or destruction.

LIKE AN ANGEL SCORNED
Blaspheme has a deadly secret: she’s the forbidden offspring of an angel and a fallen angel. Hunted by both heavenly and satanic forces, she has survived only by laying low and trusting no one. When Revenant claims he can save them both, how can she possibly believe him? But the powerful angel is persistence incarnate and for Blaspheme, there’s no place she can hide in Heaven or Hell where he won’t find her . . .

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Cover Him With Darkness by Janine Ashbless Blog Tour and Author Interview!

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If You Loved an Angel… How Far Would You Fall with Him?

What happens when the daughter of the village priest falls in love with an archangel banished from heaven? Milja’s heart is struck when she catches a glimpse of the preternaturally beautiful prisoner her father keeps captive beneath his church’s altar. Torn between tradition, loyalty and her growing obsession with the fallen angel, will Milja risk losing her family, and her eternal soul, for the love of this divine being? Janine Ashbless will transport you to a world where good and evil battle for true love.


Link to my 5+ Star review of Cover Him With Darkness

 

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Janine Ashbless is a writer of fantasy erotica and steamy romantic adventure – and that’s “fantasy” in the sense of swords ‘n’ sandals, contemporary paranormal, fairytale, and stories based on mythology and folklore.  She likes to write about magic and mystery, dangerous power dynamics, borderline terror, and the not-quite-human.

Janine has been seeing her books in print ever since 2000, and her novels and single-author collections now run into double figures. She’s also had numerous short stories published by Black Lace, Nexus, Cleis Press, Ravenous Romance, Harlequin Spice, Storm Moon, Xcite, Mischief Books, and Ellora’s Cave among others. She is co-editor of the nerd erotica anthology Geek Love.

Her work has been described as: “hardcore and literate” (Madeline Moore) and “vivid and tempestuous and dangerous, and bursting with sacrifice, death and love.”   (Portia Da Costa)

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Author Interview


Wow I feel honored to have the chance to interview Janine Ashbless! She is a very very talented writer of erotica and paranormal romance. You must read her latest Cover Him With Darkness.  I rated it a solid 5 stars!


What inspired you to become a writer?

I’ve always wanted to be a writer, since being a kid. I also wanted to be a veterinarian, mind, so that’s not always a good indicator! But in my twenties, when I got my first job, I made friends with a group of people who got together regularly to read out short stories they’d written, so that kick-started my real writing and gave me my first feedback.

What are some of your favorite books?

“The Bloody Chamber” (Angela Carter), “Till We Have Faces” (C S Lewis), “The Tombs of Atuan” (Ursula K LeGuin), “Doomsday Book” (Connie Willis), “Into Thin Air” (John Krakauer). The short horror stories of M R James and HP Lovecraft. I read YA, graphic novels and lots of non-fiction.

Will there be more books following Cover Him with Darkness?

I really hope so! It’s intended to be the first of a trilogy which will end with a full-on confrontation between the Hosts of Heaven and the Fallen Angels. I have huge, terrifying, globe-spanning plot elements planned. It all depends how Cover Him with Darkness is received J

What made you drawn to the Book of Enoch and the story of Azazel?

I’d always been fascinated by the line in Genesis 6:1-2 : “And it came to pass, when men began to multiply on the face of the earth, and daughters were born unto them, that the Sons of God saw the daughters of man, that they were fair. And they took them wives of all which they chose.” It’s a throwaway line just before the Flood story and it makes you think “What the heck? Who? What is going on there?!”

So I found out.

Do you enjoy writing paranormal romance or erotica more?

I like writing erotica because as a genre it’s more freeform, with fewer rules – but bear in mind that I often write “erotica” which has a romantic emotional driver, or is about love in some way. When I do write genre “romance” (which is also something I enjoy immensely, don’t get me wrong!) I think I push and subvert the rules and expectations somewhat. And I pull in elements from other genres – thriller, horror, epic fantasy etc.

Which book has been your favorite to write?

It’s always whatever’s my latest book that’s my favorite to write, because I’m so caught up in the plot and longing to write – or find out – what happens next. Is that cheating? Honestly, I don’t write books that I don’t love.

What are you currently reading?

“Collapse: how societies choose to fail or survive” by Jared Diamond

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