by author(s): Lori Handeland, Laura Kaye, Caridad Pineiro, Stephanie Julian, Opal Carew,
Randi Alexander, Terry Spear, Paige Tyler, Sara Humphreys & Judi Fennell.
Genre(s): Adult, Erotic, Fantasy, Paranormal Romance
Published: September 16th 2014
by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Lori Handeland.
A cryptozoologist travels to New Orleans to investigate whispers of a wolf in the Honey Island Swamp.
by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Laura Kaye.
A reclusive, empathic vampire falls in love with a woman he planned to kill, and must fight his ancient guilt, bloodlust, and an old vampire rival who threatens everything he holds dear.
by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Caridad Pineiro.
Vampire Reborn: Vampire Ryder Latimer must decide between becoming human again or protecting his new wife and baby.
by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Stephanie Julian.
A born warrior. A young witch who needs his protection. A dangerous desire neither of them expected. If the heat consumes them, it could destroy the very things they've vowed to protect.
by New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Opal Carew.
What is Lucinda, a tenth level wizard, to do when Destiny pairs her with a man who is utterly domineering, overwhelmingly masculine, incredibly irresistible and, according to her most trusted friend, extremely dangerous?
A Brand New Story from USA Today Bestselling Author Randi Alexander.
When a ranch foreman hires a ghost whisperer to handle the spirit that’s haunting him, the attraction between them is…supernatural
by USA Today Bestselling Author Terry Spear.
He's bound to get her killed, so why does the huntress desire the vampire-turned hunter more than life itself?
by USA Today Bestselling Author Paige Tyler.
by Bestselling Author Sara Humphreys.
When Kai Kelly discovers an unusual ring in the attic it leads to much more than she bargained for. She may not realize what she has in her possession, but the boys in Hell sure got the message.
by Bestselling Author Judi Fennell.
Jolie Gardener's new boss, reclusive widowed artist Todd Best, hasn't produced anything since the death of his wife. When he shows up buck naked on her first day on the job then asks her to pose for him - in the nude! – then discovers she's an aspiring romance novelist, he throws her out of his life and his heart. What's a girl to do? Fall in love, of course
She is the Author of the Best-Selling Salon Games Series. BY PRIVATE INVITATION (Salon Games #1) was an RT Magazine Top Pick. OVER EXPOSED (Salon Games #3) released July 2014.
Her serial erotic romance, AN INDECENT PROPOSITION (Indecent Proposition #1), is a reader FAVOURITE!!. She also writes several paranormal erotic series, including FORGOTTEN GODDESSES, DARKLY ENCHANTED and LUCANI LOVERS.
Stephanie is happily married to a Springsteen fanatic and the mother of two sons who introduced her to the joys of Slipknot, Warped Tour and never-ending headaches.
Find out why Romantic Times Magazine, Simply Romance Reviews, Night Owl Romance and Joyfully Reviewed have called Stephanie's stories "fascinating," "truly fantastic," "intoxicating," "highly imaginative" and "hot enough to peel paint."
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Q. Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?
A. Love should be the motivating factor in everything you do. I totally believe the world would be a better place for it.
Q. What books have influenced your life most?
A. My own books? Seduced by Magic set me on my erotic romance career so that one’s obvious.
Q. The book that made me want to be a writer?
A. Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House series. Totally set me on the path.
Q. The book that made me want to write romance?
A. Anything by Kathleen Woodiwiss. I’ve been reading her since sixth grade and she totally shaped my sensibilities as a reader.
Q. The book that kick-started my personal journey to publication?
A. Possibly Ann Rice’s Interview with A Vampire. I remember reading that book and thinking this is what I want to do. I want to write. I was in high school.
Q. Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your life?
A. No. I may take certain pieces of personalities or events and twist them for my purposes, but I never use experiences wholesale and plop them in a books.
Q. Where do you draw your inspiration from?
A. I’ve always loved paranormal romance so when I finally decided to sit down and plan out my world, I wanted to do something from my heritage. My dad is Sicilian and Roman so I went looking for mythology that linked to that. But I didn’t want to do Roman mythology. Everybody knows about the Romans. I wanted to find something different and I discovered the Etruscans. They were around before the Romans and no one really knows where they came from. They just kind of arrived on the scene. Their language is mysterious, they have their own mythology system and there’s not a lot of historical record on them. Win! I could take what little information historians had and mess with it to create my own world.
Q. When did you start writing?
A. I’ve been a writer since I was a kid. I graduated college with an English degree and went to work for a newspaper, where I wrote everything from features to reviews to township meeting news items. When my first son was born, I left to work at home. I have never not been a writer.
Q. Is there a genre you haven't tried but would like to delve into?
A. I love male/male romance so look for me to start making inroads into that genre, probably next year.
Q. Anything you can tell us about yourself that your readers may not know.
A. Hmm. Well, I’ve thrown over Junior Mints for Mint M&Ms. I know I’ve shocked a few people. I was a long-time Junior Mint addict.
Q. How long have you been writing and who influenced you?
A. I started writing romance when I was in high school. At the time I was writing a mashup of Stephen King and what we now call young adult. I was ahead of the curve. J I started reading early and never quit. Laura Ingalls Wilder, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys were early favorites then my mom got me hooked on Harlequins. But they were tame compared to Rosemary Rogers, Bertrice Small and Kathleen Woodiwiss, who I devoured. And when there was nothing new from them, I’d read Stephen King and Poe and Shakespeare (yes, I actually read Shakespeare for fun) and Lovecraft. I loved fantasy and sci-fi. About the only genre I didn’t read was mystery. Except for Sherlock Holmes. I read them all.
Q. What inspires you while you were writing?
A. My characters. I rarely write with a plot. My stories are almost always character-based. What if this character has this problem, then what happens?
Q. Where is your favorite place to write?
A. My office. The walls are bright red, I’ve got a bulletin board full of hot guys over my monitor. I’ve got a candy jar full Mint M&Ms (see above) on my desk and my kitty Blue is asleep by my side.
A. What makes you laugh/cry?
Q. Dodgeball makes me laugh. Comedies that either appeal to teenage boys or that are so off the wall, they’re hilarious, like Community. Hell, anything makes me cry. Hallmark commercials, cat videos, homecoming videos. If my guys give me an unsolicited hug, I get teary eyed.
Q. Worst Habit
A. Procrastination. I’ve taken it to a new level lately.
Q. How did you all come together to do this book?
A. I was talking to Sara Humphreys about doing a paranormal anthology over the summer and she said she’d already been asked to be in one and did we want to join forces. I said sure! We wound up with a great bunch of authors.
Q. How did you decide what to write?
A. Spell Bound is the first book in the Darkly Enchanted series, which is why I decided to include it in the anthology. I wanted to expose a large group of readers to this and hopefully get them hooked. The second book, Moon Bound, is also available. And both books tie into my Forgotten Goddesses series, as well.
Q. What is the last great book you read?
A. Ooh, tough one. I’m loving SE Jakes’ Hell or High Water series but the book that’s stuck with me most recently was Damon Suede’s Hot Head. The characters are just so real. Same goes for Meljean Brook’s The Kraken King.
Q. What is your favorite book of all time?
A. I have to say The Stand by Stephen King. I think the storytelling in that book is so grand and that’s what I want to do with my stories.
Q. Best thing about being a writer?
A. Well, it’s 12:29 on a Tuesday afternoon and I’m still in my robe. I like that a lot.
Q. What do you want fans to know about your latest work?
A. I hope they enjoy the paranormal world I’ve created. I hope they think it’s just a little different and that they fall in love with the characters as much as I have.
Q. Why are readers drawn to the paranormal genre?
A. Because it takes you away from the real world and lets you live in one where there’s magic all around. Who wouldn’t want that?
Q. What actor/actress do you picture portraying your book's main couple?
A. I’ve always had Oded Fehr in mind for Gabriel. Shea is based on one of my cousins, not telling which one. I’ve got lots. J
Q. Knowing what you do now, would you have done anything differently in your career path?
A. I would have started earlier. I only started writing for publication after the birth of my second son. But the publishing industry was much different then. And I do wish I’d had the forethought to self-publish earlier. Otherwise, no, I wouldn’t. I’m enjoying the ride!