Monday, 23 June 2008

Roll on Christmas!!

Roll on Christmas when my next miniature ebook from The Wild Rose Press is released. Note the cover model is no other than Chris Winters, voted Mr. Romance 2008 at the RT Convention in America this year, and his lovely girlfriend, Laura Hawkins.

'Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses' is a festive tongue in cheek love story set in Athens, Greece. Not only will you discover how a typical Greek Christmas is spent, but you'll learn how to satsify a typical Greek man's desires! Here is the blurb:

'A man is for life and not just for Christmas – or so the saying goes.When Leah Stamford accepts the offer to spend the festive season in Greece with her co-worker, Marcus Savakis, the last thing she expects to be unwrapping, is him. But after one ouzo too many, and with a voluptuous ex-girlfriend tempting Marcus back into her ample bosom, Leah will stop at nothing to win her colleague’s affections — though seduction isn't one of her talents. Leah's frigidness was the reason she lost her last boyfriend. Now it’s time to prove to herself that she can be daring and sexy.
But has she got what it takes to seduce Marcus away from the desires of his ex-girlfriend? And can her timidness compete with this erotic Greek goddess?'

Kala Kristouyenna!!

Wednesday, 4 June 2008

Author of 'Black Rock: A Time for Love ~ Elisabeth Parsons

'Author Quickie'

Elisabeth Parsons

1. Hi Elizabeth. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thanks, Debby. It’s nice to be here today and speak with you. My latest release, “Black Rock: A Time For Love” will be launched in print this July and is available now in digital format. It’s time travel romantic suspense set in 1898 Texas and is a little different than most time travels because the heroine is actually sent back in time as a toddler and raised in the 1800’s.

2. That is different! Give us a quick blurb.

Imagine discovering your entire life has been based on a lie, that you’d been kidnapped when you were a toddler and sent back in time. Imagine meeting a man from the future who, with just a look, can cause a major meltdown and turn your brain to mush. A man who’s determined to take you away from all that’s familiar and into a future that terrifies you. Collin is just such a man and despite his roguish ways and aversion to the commitment Roxanne needs, she finds him impossible to resist. While fighting her physical attraction to Collin, Roxanne must deal with another man. Handsome, charming and obsessed, Brad will do anything to make Roxanne his wife and gain control of Black Rock Ranch, including murder.

3. This sounds great! Where can this book be purchased?

The e-book is available now from The Wild Rose Press, Fictionwise, Amazon and just about anywhere else e-books are sold. The print will be available in July from the publisher, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Borders, and other places online or you can ask for it at your local book store.

4. What about reviews? Show us your best one.

I received a wonderful A+ review from Mireille at Simply Romance Reviews.

E.G. Parsons has out done herself with her mystic paranormal romance story called Black Rock. The main character, Roxanne Ingram, inherits her parent's home, Black Rock Ranch, when she receives a letter notifying her about the death of her father. Once at the ranch, Roxanne meets the dashing and sexy rogue Collin O'Neal and the sparks fly. Together, they overcome dangerous obstacles that are brought on by the infamous Brad Wellman. Brad will stop at nothing to have Black Rock Ranch all to himself. The story entails such riveting action from kidnapping to murder and to add the best for last, a mystical rock that is a portal to other years: past and future. How awesome is that!

5. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

My first novel, “Captive Fear” is a suspense thriller about six women kidnapped for the human trafficking trade. It’s not an actual romance, but there is a romance subplot. You can find more about it at my website. I have several novels I’m working on and a publisher is currently reviewing the full of my newest completed manuscript, “Shadow of Rachel”. It’s a paranormal historical romance set in the 1870’s. I’m also writing a contemporary fiction novel titled “Deceptive Hearts” and I’m posting it on my website for readers to enjoy, as I write it.

6. Do you have a favourite timeline you like to write about?

Yes, definitely the 1800’s. I’ve always been fascinated by the Victorian era and love books from that time period, whether set in England or America. I set mine in America only because I’m an American and I’m more familiar with the history.

7. Is there any genre you’ve never attempted but would like to try?

Science fiction is something I haven’t done yet, but think I’d enjoy. I’ve tentatively started one, but have no idea where it will go.

8. Do you have to be inspired by anything before you begin a new story?

I am inspired by certain places, people and sometimes-inanimate objects, but I don’t have to be inspired by them to begin a story. I have hundreds of story lines running amok in my head and not enough time or energy to write them all as fast as I’d like.

9. As your latest book involves time travel, tell us where you would like to be in 10 years time, regarding writing.

Living in a lovely, secluded cottage somewhere, happily typing away. Secure in the knowledge that the story I’m writing will be joining my last one, which is setting on the very front rack of hundreds of bookstores and being read and loved by thousands of readers. “Sigh” Dreams are nice.

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.

There are excerpts from my books, works in progress, bio info, family photos, a poetry section and lots of other fun stuff at my website.
Thanks, Elisabeth, for taking the time to share your news and views with us.

Author of 'The Inheritence' ~ Pamela Thibodeaux

'Author Quickie'
Pamela Thibodeaux

1. Hi Pamela. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thank you, Debby for having me!

My latest full-length novel released is The Inheritance from The Wild Rose Press.

Latest short E-book (also from TWRP) is A Hero for Jessica.

2. Let’s hear about your latest release with a quick blurb.

The Inheritance
© 2007
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# 1-60154-055-8
The Inheritance is about the chance we all long for…the chance to start over. Widowed at age thirty-nine and suffering from empty nest syndrome, Rebecca Sinclair is overshadowed by grief and loneliness. Her husband has been deceased for a year, her oldest child has moved to New York in pursuit of an acting career and her youngest child is attending college in France. Having spent over half of her life as a wife and mother, she has no idea what God has in store for her now. Will an unexpected inheritance in the wine country of New York bring meaning and purpose to her life and give her the courage to love again? US Postal worker Raymond Jacobey has been in love with the little widow since he first set eyes on her. A wanderer searching for the ever-illusive soul mate, Ray has never stayed in one place too long. Raised by self-centered, high-power executives, he’s longed for the idyllic life of residing in a cozy house in a small town with the love of his life. Will he gain the heart of the lovely widow or will he lose her to the wine country of New York?

3. We’ll have to read to find out! Tell us about ‘A Hero for Jessica.’

A Hero for Jessica
© 2008
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN #: n/a – short story
Anthony Paul Seville is known as the ‘most eligible bachelor’ in New Orleans, possibly even the entire state of Louisiana, but finds himself alone—completely and explicitly alone. Jessica Aucoin is a writer on her way to fame and fortune, but is haunted by a man from her past. Will the “champion” lawyer and the author of romantic suspense find love written in their future?

4. Where can these books be purchased?

The Inheritance is available in Ebook and Print!

A Hero for Jessica is available as a download only from The Wild Rose Press.

5. Any good reviews?

The Inheritance is a novel about strength, unexpected miracles, friends and family, and an unending faith in the Lord. Pamela Thibodeaux has just become one of my new favorite authors. I really enjoy after each story Pamela's summary about the book in addition to her message about the Lord. She uses her strong faith to relay the message of it in her books. This is truly a blessing. I look forward to reading the other novels by Pamela Thibodeaux. ~ Reviewed by Cheryl for Cheryl’s Book Nook & Sunday Salon

I enjoyed this short story, and especially the scintillating descriptions author, Pamela Thibodeaux employed in it. There is an air of sensuality throughout the story, an attraction so strong between the two main characters that it left me almost breathless. But this is a sweet romance, no sexual scenes, and frankly, it didn’t need them. The romantic tension was kept high, but done in a respectful way that truly impressed me. Some scenes seemed a little telling, at times, but over all it was well done. It contained a good climax that built suddenly, and a satisfying conclusion to both the suspenseful part of the story as well as the romance. A good, sweet read charged with attraction but an emphasis on true love. I recommend it to women of all ages. ~ Reviewed by Violet for The Long and the Short of It ~

6. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

Oh, Yes! I have 3 other full-length novels and 2 more short e-books available! I also have 2 novels coming out this year. Here are the blurbs for all:

Tempered Hearts
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-2-2
Rancher Craig Harris and veterinarian Tamera Collins clash from the moment they meet. Innocence is pitted against arrogance as tempers rise and passions ignite to form a love as pure as the finest gold, fresh from the crucible and as strong as steel. Thrown together amid tragedy and unsated passion, Tamera and Craig share a strong attraction that neither accepts as the first stages of love. Torn between desire and dislike, they must make peace with their pasts and God in order to open up to the love blossoming between them. It is a love that nothing can destroy when they come to understand that only when hearts are tempered, minds are opened and wills are softened can man discern the will of God for his life.

Tempered Dreams
© 2005
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 0-9769960-3-0
Dr. Scott Hensley (introduced in Tempered Hearts) has built a wall around his heart since the death of his wife and parents. Katrina Simmons is recovering from scars inflicted on her as a battered wife. Can dreams be renewed and faith strengthened? Can they find joy and peace in God’s love and in love for one another? Find out in: Tempered Dreams.

Tempered Fire
© 2006
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# 1-933866-08-X
Amber Harris is a good girl on the brink of womanhood. Stanley Morrison is a young man at the start of his life. For each other, they have always felt the fireworks that two people in love should feel. But the questions about his past, his pride, and Amber's father might be the end of what could be a strong relationship. As the two try to protect their budding romance, some unlikely but powerful forces conspire to keep them apart. Will they survive the wishes of everyone around them with their relationship intact? Find out in Tempered Fire.

The ‘Tempered’ series is available in Ebook and Print!

Cathy’s Angel
© 2007
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# n/a short story
Single mom Cathy Johnson is tired of running her life alone…what she needs is a well-trained angel to help out. Jared Savoy gave up the dream of having a family when he discovered he is sterile. Can a confirmed bachelor and the mother of four find love amid normal daily chaos?

© 2008
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
ISBN# n/a – short story
Best-selling novelist and songwriter, Camie Rogers has penned numerous accounts of the secret love she holds in her heart. Country-Music Superstar Kip Allen has changed from the shy, humble boy, to the epitome of “star.” Can the two rediscover each other after one night of his Home is where the Heart is Tour?

Cathy’s Angel and Choices can be purchased as a download only through The Wild Rose Press!

Coming Soon!

The Visionary
© 2008
Publisher: Enspiren Press
978-1-897540-12-1 Electronic book - ISBN978-1-897540-11-4 Print book-ISBN

A Visionary is someone who sees into the future, Taylor Forrestier sees into the past but only as it pertains to her work. Hailed by Architectural Digest and Architectural Review as “a visionary with an instinct for beauty and an eye for the unique” Taylor is undoubtedly a brilliant architect and gifted designer. But she and twin brother Trevor, share more than a successful business. The two share a childhood wrought with lies and deceit and the kind of abuse that’s disgustingly prevalent in today’s society. Can the love of God and the awesome healing power of His grace and mercy free the twins from their past and open their hearts to the good plan and the future He has for their lives?

Tempered Joy
© 2008
Publisher: ComStar Media
ISBN# tba
All around rodeo cowboy and heir to the Rockin’ H Ranch, Ace Harris is determined not to fall in love. He’s only loved one woman in his life, his mother, and no one can even come close to filling her boots. Lexie Morgan thinks rodeo cowboys have rocks for brains and a death wish for a soul. A broken childhood and the death of her father and best friend leave her doubting and questioning God (despite her years of religious upbringing) and afraid of love. Can two young people who clash from the onset learn to trust in the healing power of God and find love and happiness amidst tragedy and grief?

7. It’s clear to see you enjoy writing but even the best authors suffer from writer’s block. How do you solve that problem?

I’ve never really suffered from writer’s block as much as burnout. A lot of work is involved in the editing, promoting aspect of a writer’s career and my time is so very limited that I tend to over-extend myself. However, the times I’ve been stuck on a project it is usually due to the fact that I’m trying to do it my way instead of allowing God to speak through me and the characters. Once I get focused again, things seem to flow a lot easier.

8. Do any of your characters resemble real people or are they totally fictional?

I believe there are always aspects of people we know in the characters we create, but to pinpoint those aspects would be hard as my characters always take on a personality of their own.

9. Are there morals to your stories that you hope your readers might learn from?

Although I write Inspirational, I try not to preach but to show the reality of a personal relationship with Christ through my characters. Yes, there are morals and standards set forth in Biblical principles, but I hope readers find them encouraging and not stuffy by the way they are upheld by the characters.

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.


And any number of networking sites like, Amazon, Bebo, Inspired Author, Good Reads, Shoutlife, etc. Just Google my name, I’m everywhere LOL!
Thanks, Pam, for taking the time to share your news and views with us. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at
Next on the 'Author Quickie' ~ Elisabeth Parsons.

Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Mr. Romance 2008 is cover model for Debby Allen's Christmas release!

Coming soon ~ 'Mistletoe and Ouzo Kisses.' A Christmas release by Debby Allen ~ front cover modelled by Chris Winters, below, who was voted Mr. Romance 2008 at the RT Convention this year!

'Hibiscus Bay' by Debby Allen is available now from The Wild Rose Press Check out April's blog archive for Debby's interview.

Next on the 'Author Quickie' ~ Elisabeth Parsons. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at

Sunday, 18 May 2008

Author of 'Through the Mirror' ~ Adriana Kraft

'Author Quickie'

'Adriana Kraft'

1. Hi Adriana Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Thanks so much for having "me" here! I'd like to start by saying Adriana Kraft is the pen name for a married couple writing erotic romance together - and if you think "erotic" and "married" don't go together, read our books!

Our latest release is Through the Mirror, from Extasy books. This was a fun book to write. Creating an anthropologist for the heroine gave us an opportunity to incorporate aspects of shamanic journeying and put a different twist on time travel and alternate realities.

2. An ‘author’ with a difference!! Give us a quick blurb of ‘Through the Mirror’.

Anthropologist Lacy Hogan likes her sex hot, fast and furious, with no strings attached. Why then is she so drawn to Doug Forsyth? Their mating dance has gone on for months and their lust is mutual, deep and torrid. But he scares her—she’s sure he’ll want much more than just sex.
The history professor carries some secrets of his own. Far more experienced than Lacy’s ever guessed, he wants to be sure she’s not just making empty promises. How long will he let her dictate their erotic game before revealing his trump card?
Lacy is in for a surprise she could never have envisioned, but the ultimate winner is the reader who comes along for the journey!

3. Erotic with a capital ‘E’! Where can this book be purchased?

Extasy books

4. Any good reviews? Show us your best one.

Reviewed by Ruby Minx at Literary Nymphs
Through the Mirror is an unusual book with several twists and turns. Doug and Lacy are really fantastic together and the sex is open and sometimes public, which adds to the excitement. When I think all of the secrets in the book have been divulged there are further surprises, with the best one at the end of the story when Doug reveals his trump card. Adriana Kraft pens an entertaining book that readers will not be able to put down.

5. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

We have three additional books and a short story available at Extasy: The Diary, Full Circle, Sheila's Pre-Nups, and "Atlantis Woman Found" in Extasy's recent anthology, Atlantis Allure. One more is coming this summer: The Mistress of Purgatory Point. At Whiskey Creek Torrid, The Merry Widow is currently available, Smoldering Passion will be released in July, and five more are under contract.

6. Wow! I daren’t ask what gives you both the inspiration to write so much erotica… but I will! So do tell us.

Above all, we write to entertain, and we write what entertains us. We love reading/writing tender first encounters, slow sensual scenes, raging hot sex, hetero couples, female couples, ménage and more, so most of our erotic romance includes some or all of these. We like a combination of sexual tension and relationship tension, much more than just raw sex (though of course great raw sex is a good thing too!). It’s why we write erotic romance and not just erotica. We want to believe that the characters deserve a future together.

7. Do you have certain parts of the book that you each write, like characters points of view for instance?

No, our process is collaborative. We spend a lot of time up front fleshing out our characters; getting to know their back-story and putting together the main plot elements. Then one of us gets a scene (or several) on the page, and we read that out loud together before plotting and planning the next segment. Of course the characters usually have minds of their own, too, but since we've come to know them so intimately, they're hardly ever wrong!

8. Do you rehearse certain parts of the storyline together before you write it (cheeky!)?

Silly question! Sometimes we do have to check out whether our choreography is accurate...But we'd like to add that there's nothing quite like having your sweetie read you an erotic scene out loud. Every erotic scene in every one of our published books has been read out loud and tested in exactly this fashion, and we highly recommend this delightful practice to our readers.

9. Well, it seems to be working with so many books published between you! What do you hope readers will gain from reading one of your stories?

It’s hard to say it better than what we put on our website: we hope our stories entertain you, inspire you, tantalize you, transport you to realms you've never explored, and bring you back breathless and open to new possibilities in this realm. We love this quote from the TwoLips review of our very first book “I highly recommend this book, although the reader will no doubt want either a partner or a bucket of toys close at hand.”

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.

Excerpts from all these current and forthcoming books are available at our website: There you can read more about us and sign up for our newsletter, where we run new contests every month just for subscribers. You can also find Adriana at MySpace, and we're part of a fabulous group of about thirty authors who've banded together for mutual promotion at Midnight Seductions, with a yahoo group, MySpace, and blogspot. Hope to see you there!
Thanks, Guy's for taking the time to share your news and views with us. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Author of 'Summer Love' ~ A.J Llewellyn

'Author Quickie'

A. J. Llewellyn

1. Hi A.J. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. Tell us about your latest book release.

Hi Debby! Firstly I want to thank YOU for doing this for other authors. I LOVE the cover of your book, by the way! (Thank you!!!)
My new book Summer Love is the third book (or fourth if you count a Christmas between-the-titles novella) in my Phantom Lover series. It's a M/M erotic romance about kumu hula (hula master) and kahuna (high priest) Kimo Wilder and his husband Lopaka. The series shows these two men in their every day lives as hula dancers, devotees of the fire Goddess Pele and in their mystical/paranormal lives as healers and protectors of the ways of the ancients in Hawaii. They are red-hot Hawaiian lovers, too!

2. Sounds like a lot of research went into this book! Give us a quick blurb.

In the original Phantom Lover (published last September), Kimo and Lopaka meet, have wild sex and against Kimo's will, they fall in love. In the Christmas book Fly Me to the Moon (which won cover art of the year for my wonderful cover artist Martine Jardin at Predator & Editors Poll) the men have just married and are celebrating their first Christmas together.
In The Forbidden Island, the first official sequel, which was published March 15 at, Kimo and Lopaka have a traditional Hawaiian wedding and must deal with Goddess Pele's wishes for them to protect a piece of land she deems as hers.
They encounter ancient curses, dark island magic, ghosts galore...and in between, some hot lovin' too!
Summer Love is actually the most mystical of all the books in the series.
In it, Kimo and Lopaka are expecting twins, via a surrogate – Lopaka's sister Maluhia (her name means Peaceful in Hawaiian). They are aware that these twins are children blessed by Pele and must be protected at all costs since other kahuna fear their future power.
Kimo and Lopaka visit some ancient, powerful vortexes on the Big Island of Hawaii to enlist the aid of some of their ancestral spirits to help them in their quest. Each and every place I describe in this book does exist but you won't find them in any guidebook. The Vagina Cave, for example was removed from tourism after graffiti was found there.
These places can be found by those who are meant to find them. I just haven't given exact directions, nor do I think Pele would appreciate it if I did!

3. *Smiles *. Where can this book be purchased? (Note: An excerpt from ‘Summer Love’ will also be available on and on May 15

4. Any good reviews? Show us your best one.

I have been blessed with fantastic reviews for Phantom Lover...hard to pick one but here goes. From Midnight Kisses, Remmy Duchene gave me a French Kiss (their top accolade) and he wrote this:

Phantom lover wasn't at all what I expected but I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. A.J Llewellyn has weaved a beautifully, orgasmic tale of forbidden love on a sensual island. A.J has mixed highly erotic pleasures with history that leaves you hanging on to every word of the tale. This story is rich with an energy that leaves you hanging on to every word of the tale. Phantom Lover is rich with history and Hawaiian culture that is breath taking in its perfection. It is evident that the author has done thorough research, which is a breath of fresh air. The characters were highly flawed and were real with emotion that emanated off the pages. Hot sex, beautiful scenery, conflicts that pulled me to the edge of my seat and pulled at my heart, then add a dash of magic and you get a wonderfully delightful experience. For writing a tale that makes me ache to visit Hawaii, and a piece of art that is so well thought out, highly erotic and delicious, I give Phantom Lover a French kiss.

Please check my website for all the other fantastic reviews I've received. I picked this one though because it was my first. And because it's not every day you hear your work being described as a piece of art!

5. Do you have any other books available or working on at the moment?

Yes, there is a non K&L story called Shipwreck Bay that came out April 1 at extasybooks.
There are more Kimo and Lopaka books waiting in the wings. Rent Boy a special July 4 'fantasy game' story comes out July 1 and My Hawaiian Song of Love, the next official instalment, is due for release July 15.
Stolen Magic: The Queen of Pentacles: Phantom Lover Book Four is finished. The awesome cover (another spectacular Martine Jardin effort) can be found on the Coming Soon page at
I just contracted to write yet another Kimo and Lopaka book for Halloween and you are the first one to hear about it!
It's a spooky tale called Kimo & The Obake Obon Dancer....
I have another series not featuring K&L called A Vampire in Waikiki – first one is in the editing queue and the cover, again available at extasybooks' Coming Soon page is awesome and HOT!
I have also written Island Bois: The Eight of Swords – again in the editor's queue and Beyond the Reef – a story of love showing up at the door.
For eXtasy's upcoming anthology Sanguinary Seductions, I wrote Before Morning, a volcanic vampire tale set in feudal Japan and for the Emerald Envisage anthology, I wrote Banished. This story features the evil sorcerer Mahini from The Forbidden Island. There are brief appearances by Kimo and Lopaka in this one. Mahini is banished to a volcanic island called Kunashir, which is shared by Japan and Russia. Truth really is stranger than fiction!
I am working on Hanalei Moon: The Ace of Swords and a special Christmas book about my Waikiki vampires!

6. How popular is M/M romance becoming in the literature world?

It is THE genre right now. People always ask me why and I think it's because it's Extreme Romance. It pushes way past the edge of other romances. I think that since most of my readers appear to be women, and my publisher, cover artist, beta reader and editor are all women and they love my books, I would say that readers are drawn to the emotional relationships between hot men.

7. Do you think the Internet has made it easier to promote M/M romance?

This is a good question, Debby. And it has quite few parts to the answer. Firstly, there is still a taboo regarding even straight romance fiction. I recall meeting my first romance author at a dinner party in England twenty years ago. He was a man writing as a woman, which was very common then and even in those days, even women wrote under assumed names. There is still a stigma attached, which is unfortunate. The Internet allows anonymity to be sure, especially for those writing BDSM etc (which is not my bag, by the way) but it also allows me to reach book buyers all over the world. Having a book published the traditional way would not allow this - unless I was a major author. I get emails from Germany and Italy from readers who are enjoying the Kimo and Lopaka series. How cool is that!
Since the average shelf life of a published book in the stores is two weeks, ebooks outstrip traditional publication by miles. And just try buying a book you really want on the day it's released, unless again, it's by a big author. On April 15, I hunted all over town to find the latest book in the "Mahu" series. I love those Neil S. Plakcy books! I had to drive quite a long way to find it.
Online, I could have bought it immediately on Amazon, but I didn't want to wait for shipping.
That's another advantage of the burgeoning online community. You can download and read books immediately.
As for promotion, I post excerpts to a huge audience of diverse fans through yahoo groups and of course on my website. I also chat on a regular basis with all kinds of romance groups. If you don't promote, you don't sell. And since most publishers stopped doing book tours a long time ago, the only place for a dedicated author of any genre to promo is online.
It is a constant, ongoing process. Be consistent with your promos, but my advice would also be to take the time to chat with readers. Don't just post one long excerpt after the other. I did an author interview last week with a group of women who had never read a M/M title and weren't afraid to tell me it wasn't their thing.
At first I admit, I thought, why did they book me then? But as we talked and they read an excerpt and we chatted about children and dogs and love and sex...I won some converts. One of the women emailed me and told me she bought and read Phantom Lover right after the chat and was surprised to find she really enjoyed it. That was a lovely email!

8. What do you hope readers will gain from reading one of your stories?

I hope, some knowledge and appreciation of the history and magic of Hawaii, plus an enjoyment of an honest to goodness love story. Love is everything, I think. I believe in happy endings and I believe in taking the reader on a magical mystery tour. I like to infuse passion and intrigue, myth, romance and paranormal qualities in my stories. I hope I do that with every book.
9. Have you gained a following of fans? From the reviews I have read lately, you seem a popular M/M author.

Thanks, Debby! I have a lot of wonderful readers and one of my book reviewers became my beta reader. We have become terrific friends. She tells me about her DH (darling husband) and her kids and I tell her about my quest for true love (laughing) and subsequent rotten dates! She is as obsessed with Kimo and Lopaka as I am and it's astonishing to me how much she and other people have connected with those two men. There was a wonderful moment in an author chat session the other day where a reader from Germany started asking me questions about the series and I could tell he really WAS reading the books. It's very gratifying, really that people really look forward to the next instalment and really feel an empathy for the characters.

10. And finally, where we can find out more about you.
Thanks, A.J. for taking the time to share your news and views with us. If you would like an 'Author Quickie' contact Debby at the ‘Romance ebooks’ myspace profile or at Next on the 'Author Quickie' ~ Adriana Kraft

Monday, 28 April 2008

Author of 'When the Leaves Stop Falling' ~ Kelly Moran

'Author Quickie'
Kelly Moran

1. Hi Kelly. Thanks for taking the time to share your news and views with us. So, tell us about your latest book.

The new book is called When the Leaves Stop Falling, and it is a work of fictional romance, though I’m hearing a lot that it is either inspirational or contemporary fiction. Currently, I am seeking an agent to get it into a larger publisher.

2. Good luck to you! Give us a quick blurb of ‘When the Leaves Stop Falling.’

Serena Edwards wanted nothing more than to return home, little white pills and all. She didn’t care about the doctors, or hospitals, or the light at the end of the tunnel she’s heard so much about. However while on the long road trip home she meets a stranger with saddened eyes and scars of her own. A woman who was becoming an unexpected and welcomed friend.
Jake Warner knew nothing except that Serena was returning home. He had a sinking suspicion it wasn’t good, but why did he care? She left, and never glanced back. He didn’t still love her. Who was he kidding?
Courtney Morgan had escaped unspeakable abuse ten years ago. The beatings hadn’t stopped the visions then, what made her think they were masked now? She’s content now in her throw-away town, until a wanderer with a rooted secret gives her the sudden urge to hop in the car and flee again.
Austin Edwards had dreaded his entire life for the call, the one that said there was nothing left they could do to help her. So his sister was coming home, but who was this woman with her? She was like an innocent and a fantasy all at once… with a voice, calm and healing.

3. It does sound inspirational. Where is this book available?

You can find it at,,,,, or

4. And what about reviews? Share your best one with us.

“The book left me with a warmly relaxed feeling, knowing I had read something that would stay with me a while and nourish my spirit.” ~Author, Francine Craft
"One word can describe this work by award-winning author Kelly Moran: intense. "When the Leaves Stop Falling" is a novel that will bring its readers to tears with love, sadness and pity. It is a story for all your emotions, good and bad." ~Leigh O'Donovan, Authors on the Rise
"What a wonderful, poignant, and bittersweet story, once you start reading you quickly find yourself totally immersed in the story making it almost impossible to put down until the very end. The author’s unique style of writing really brings this story to life in a manner not often seen. Probably the closest comparison to her style of writing would be something by Nicholas Sparks. Ms. Moran is still new in her book writing career but after reading her latest book I really expect great things from her in the future. " Reviewer

5. Have you written any other books you’d like to tell us about? (Or currently writing one.)

I have a book of poetry and short stories that was published in 2005, titled An Insomniac’s Dream. Currently I am working on a romantic suspense called, The Drake House, and a literature novella called, Idle Thursday.

6. What is ‘The Drake House’ about?

The Drake House is a romantic suspense.
Trisha Eaton has been plagued by mysterious nightmares since her parents adopted her at the tender age of three. Now thirty, she chalked them up to childish nuisances until they return- with a vengeance. What is it about the Drake House, planted next door to her family’s orchard and secluded from view, that haunts her nights and terrorizes her memories? At a dead end, frustrated and petrified, Trisha turns to Nick Mackey. The new deputy in town has a past he was attempting to put behind him, but finds himself attracted to the brown-eyed owner of Eaton’s Apple Orchard. A woman determined to loath him and fight the inevitable. Her superstitious town in Small Rapids, Wisconsin was not offering them any assistance. In fact, an incident almost thirty years ago, the one everyone deemed to keep hidden and buried, is threatening to surface again. With it comes secrets that someone was willing to kill to keep veiled, and it would appear that everyone has something to gain by doing so.

7. And what about ‘Idle Thursday?’

Idle Thursday is a literature novella.
As narrated though the eyes of a dead housewife, this literature novella reads like a forbidden journal. Relaying the day she died, through the subsequent events following, the housewife takes you on a heart-breaking and sometimes humorous portrayal of life after death, forcing you to open your mind and heart to possibilities beyond what we think we know. Impossible to put down, it will make you laugh, cry, and think- right up to the satisfyingly surprise ending.

8.Where does your writing inspiration come from?

I always have a story playing out in my head. Events, even minor ones, spur me to have several future books floating around up there. Everyone and everything around me is inspiration.

9. What message do you try to get across to your readers?

I attempt to break the norm we all see as reality in writing. True reality has heart-break, and loss, and humour…not just the niceties. I try to write a good fictional story that is relatable and enjoyable. I suppose every book has a different message.

10. And finally, where can we find out more about you?
My website is You can find me on myspace, facebook, goodreads, and, as well.

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