Author Spotlight – Valerie Ullmer

Welcome lovelies! This week’s Author Spotlight features the very talented Valerie Ullmer who is releasing her 5th novel, Seth (A Dark Assassins World Novella Book 2.5)  on Valentine’s day.

Welcome Valerie! Let’s start off with telling readers a bit about your novels.

I write contemporary and paranormal erotic romances.  My books up until this point have been M/F books, but my next two books will be a M/F/M and then a M/M book.

I’m always up for a little diversity. And let’s face it, the erotica category is the best place for some experimentation! Let’s backtrack for a moment. What was your journey to becoming an author? 

For the longest time, I dreamt about being a writer, but I think that I was too scared to know where to start.  It took a layoff in 2010 to really understood that I needed a change.  I studied how to write and wrote many short stories over the years until I felt ready enough to write a full story.  I published my first book in May of 2016, and four other followed.  While it still scares me how each book will be received, I love writing and I don’t think there is anything else for me.

The unknown is always nerve-wracking. As an author, you put your heart and soul into your novels, and the thought people don’t enjoy them can be terrifying. Other than the unknown, what is the most difficult aspect for you of being an author?
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Author Spotlight: Viviana Mackade

This short and sweet edition of Author Spotlight features the incredible Viviana Mackade. Viv’s most recent novel She Came With the Tide, is featured in The Rocks Stars: Our Songs, currently available on Amazon. 

Welcome Viv! So, one of the most requested questions for authors is what we enjoy reading. Let me ask, was there any particular book which gave you the writing  bug?

It wasn’t one particular book, but how generally a certain type of books made me feel–good. And I said, “Hey, what if I try to write the stories I have in my head? It would be the coolest thing if my characters make other people feel like this.” Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Viviana Mackade”

Introducing the HOTTEST new erotica publisher.

Welcome, Deep Desires Press!!

Hello 2017!

Is there anything better than starting a brand new year with a brand new steamy erotica? I think not!

Guaranteed to warm up the winter nights, Deep Desires Press has officially launched, keeping their primary focus on QUALITY in the erotica genre, not quantity.

What does this mean? Well dear readers, finally there’s a publishing company dedicated to bringing you only the newest, steamiest, most well-written works they could find. After all, there’s nothing worse than beginning a novel and recognizing poor (or just plain non-existent) editing – or a story line which half way through completely loses it’s focus. Amiright?

In addition to quality novels, DDP is also striving to ensure there is a sub-genre for everyone -including MF, MM, FF, Trans-,and Bi- stories, and a mixture of dark and light themes. Fantasy, comedic horror, and FemDom novels are slated for later in the year as well.

Visit their webpage at www.deepdesirespress.com and join their mailing list for updates. The first four books are featured below!

Happy Reading~
Jessica

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Give to You – Sonni De Soto
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Something New – Carla Atherstone
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Pitch Perfect – Gemma Stone
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Pulse – Shady Grace

 

 

 

 

Win the Stone Series Trilogy by Renee Harless

Stone Shattered (Book 1)

When a chance meeting thrusts captivating and alluring Alex Stone into Mallory Winston’s life, she knows that her boring world has been flipped on its axis. From his first electric touch, Mallory finds herself risking all she’s known to spend her nights in the arms of this domineering stranger.

Alex realizes that Mallory is his match in every way. From her beauty and innocence to her inner strength, Alex finds himself wanting to share more than their strong physical connection.  She quickly becomes his obsession.

Their passionate and all-consuming affair takes them both for a whirlwind, bringing forth emotions neither were prepared for, but as Mallory and Alex learn to explore their relationship on a deeper level, unforeseen circumstances threaten to tear them apart.

He takes her body. She gives him her heart.

 

Stone Unhinged (Book 2)

For months Mallory Winston lived in fear. Desperate for an escape, Mallory agrees to pursue a job in Europe, bringing her closer to the one man she couldn’t have.
Or so she thought.

When a misunderstanding threatens to crush what little trust Mallory has remaining, can Alex prove that he is more than just her dominate; that he is the love of her life?

Stone Mended (Book 3)

How much more pain can love take?

Mallory and Alex Stone will soon find the answer to that question as someone puts incriminating pictures of their romance in the tabloids; pictures that expose their dominate and submissive relationship. When that isn’t enough to destroy their love, the mysterious pursuer decides that ending their lives is the only way.

Will the couple’s wedding vows end before they reach their happily-ever-after?

 

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Win Renee Harless’s Stone Series trilogy by completing the following:

1. Visit www.reneeharless.com.
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3. Renee will be sending out a newsletter with the “secret” word. Once you receive the word, send me an email (jessicacollinsauthor@yahoo.com)

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Author Spotlight: Renee Harless

*** Make sure you read to the bottom for a chance at winning 3 books by Renee Harless***

 

As December draws to a close, I have a final Author Spotlight to bring some heat to the dead of winter. Please welcome Renee Harless, author of Coming Alive, set to release January 17, 2017.

So Renee, before we get to your book, I’d love to know what started your journey into writing.

I have always had a creative side. Growing up I participated in theater and show choir, but after moving I realized that those outlets weren’t available. I needed something to inspire myself. Then I read Twilight and it changed everything. I started writing the very next day and strangely enough E.L. James and I had the same thought when we read Twilight and used those characters as inspiration. I haven’t stopped writing since.

It’s funny, a lot of authors who have started writing in the past 5 years or so credit Twilight and Fifty Shades, so you’re not alone there. Where else do you draw your inspirations from?

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Author Spotlight: Erinn Ellender Quinn

I’m never one to turn down an epic swashbuckler tale. (I’m also never one to not fantasize about Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow but hey, I know I’m not alone there.) So, in the spirit of all things pirate, today I’m featuring Ms. Erinn Ellender Quinn and her latest saga, Touch the Wind.

Hello Erinn, and welcome. So I’ve heard you have a very Star-Wars-esque plan for the release of your novels. Is this true?

Touch the Wind is a seven-book series, and I actually released Book 2 first. Ride the Wind was a paranormal historical set in Tidewater Maryland, removed from the action of the other books.  Touch the Wind is its prequel. Books 3-7 are its sequels. I hope to have releases with this series every other month, alternating with my Nia Farrell releases. Books 3 and 4 are written.  Books 5-7 are still in my head.

Wow… two pen names, at least 14 novels, you’re making my head spin! Let’s stick to the novel at hand, Touch the Wind. What’s this one about? Continue reading “Author Spotlight: Erinn Ellender Quinn”

Author Spotlight: BJ Neblett

Welcome readers! In honor of the upcoming holiday, I’ve decided to give you an additional spotlight today! I have on my blog author BJ Neblett and his memoir, Ice Cream Camelot. 

Ice Cream Camelot depicts BJ’s experiences growing up during the Kennedy Administration. Tice-creamhe world and all of its problems and challenges are seen through the eyes of an eleven year old and his friends, exploring how those historic times changed and molded them. It has received terrific reviews and has been called the ‘60’s Catcher In The Rye.

So excited to have you on, BJ. Would you talk a bit about your journey into writing?

I’ve been into writing in some way or another. In grade school I would write crazy space alien stories during Composition Time. My first poetry was published in Encounter: An Anthology Of Modern Poetry while I was still in high school.

That’s quite a title. Where do you draw inspiration from? Continue reading “Author Spotlight: BJ Neblett”