Not Your Typical Author Interview with Maria Bernard

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Maria Bernard is an author of rock star romance. (Maria’s stories are heavy on the romance with a healthy dose of steam…)”

 


Thanks for joining us, Maria.  Tell us about your Characters.

Allow me to introduce Gray Forrester from Series These Bones

 

 What is your main character’s favorite color?
Black, of course 😉 We’re talking about Gray Forrester the gregarious Goth singer for These Bones.

 
What is your main character’s book?
Bleed Out Your Heart, by Maria Bernard

 

What is your main character’s favourite movies?
Crimson Peak, Interview with a Vampire, Only Lovers Left Alive

 

What is your main character’s favorite ice cream flavor?
Tiger-tail.

 

What was your main character’s favorite grade level/year in school?
Post-secondary, Sociology & Phys-Ed

 

What kind of underwear does your villain prefer?
Boxer briefs or non at all.

 

Would your main character’s crush/sig. other win survivor by strength, by cheating, or not at all?   
Marly would try her best to fly under the radar.

 

If your main character was a drink, what would they be?
A tall drink of water.

 

Does your main character get road rage? (If they drive at all)
No, but he might provoke it by driving too slow. He likes to drive his Porsche around with the top down. The man enjoys being seen.

 

What’s the one thing your main character can’t live without?
His mirror.

 

What is your main character’s idea of romance?
Long stem roses, candlelight dinners and slow dancing. Gray is very traditional in the romance department.

 

Your main character’s favorite season? Why?
Spring because he can strut his stuff without being cold. Also, that’s when he’s able to get his convertible Porsche out of storage.

 

What’s your main character(s) favorite material item? Why?
His ornamental cane, cape and especially his top hat. He wears it all the time because he doesn’t want sun damage. Besides, he loves accessories.

 

Is your main character a dog or cat person?
He loves them all.

 

Main character’s favorite sexual position?
Lady on top. Lady on bottom. But most of all – Lady with a smile on her face. If she is happy, Gray is happy.

 

Villain’s favorite sexual position?
Better left unknown…

 

 Your characters sound very interesting.  Now, tell us more about you, the woman behind this cast.

 

Have you ever written naked?
Um, no. I don’t like being cold.

 

What do you believe is your biggest failure?
Not having started writing sooner? Actually, I don’t dwell on failures. To fail is to learn, therefore failure is not a terrible thing in my opinion. Plus, when you know better, you do better.

 

Do you have any scars? What are they from?
Appendicitis scar.

 

Can you fake any accents?
I can try but I’m not sure if I’m very good at it

 

Name 2 things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
Making decisions.

 

If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
Maria Bernard (I already did that LOL)

 

Who is your animated boyfriend? (Like a book boyfriend, but a cartoon/animated one.)
Tarzan.

 

Be honest, how often do you wash your hair?
2-3 times a week.

 

Is your hair color real or chemically engineered?
I resisted colouring my hair until very recently. Now I do it rather begrudgingly so.

 

Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
Only now and again just to make myself feel better.

 

Do you like to sing in the shower?
Not really.

 

What comes first, Chicken or Egg?
Definitely The chicken.

 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
The Life Of An Idealistic Dreamer. That was easy!

 

Do you have quirky habits?  Secret Talents?
I play guitar & bass guitar (rather amateurish). I started learning right around the same time I started writing rockstar romance. Let’s just say, I have a whole new respect for musicians.

 

What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)
The Last of The Mohicans (Tragic I know)

 

What’s your favorite line from any movie?
“Stay alive! I will find you.”

 

Just like “Everybody Wang Chung tonight!”, what action would your name be if it were a verb?
Dream On.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
Playing guitar, bass, drawing and napping.

 

Do you believe in love at first sight?
Yes, absolutely, yes.

 

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.)
Be good to yourself.

 

My favorite unusual food combination is:
A banana sandwich!



What childish things do you still do as adult?
Burst out dancing for no reason.

 

What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?
The question mark. I ask a lot of questions.

 

What is your favorite Disney tune?
Under The Sea from The Little Mermaid.

 

What literary character do you feel is most like you?
Chloe Martin from Hand in Glove and her love interest Ashton Wright. Both characters have strong elements of my personality in them even though they are quite different individuals.

 

Shoes or Handbags?
Shoes (preferably sandals)

 

Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one?
Hmmmm? I’ve been stumped.

 

What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Freshly baked Italian bread!

 

If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Milk, cheese, butter, fruit and vegetables. A little bit of everything.

 

Do you know what an Eskimo Brother/Sister is?  If so, how many do you have?  ☺
I’m not quite sure what this means?

 

Tell us about your current release or upcoming project(s).

My latest or I should say current project is my upcoming release of House of Goths!
I’ve had such a good experience with Wattpad and this book. I’ve been rather reluctant to remove it from that platform in order to release it for sale. But as it turns out, I may have found a way to make it available all platforms including Wattpad!

 

Thank you Maria for being such a great sport and answering my ridiculous questions & thanks for sharing your characters and books with us.

So…. everyone, go check out Maria!

 

Books by Maria Bernard

Where you can find Maria Bernard:

FB Page: https://www.facebook.com/MariaBernardWriter

 

Amazon Author Page US: amazon.com/author/mariabernard

 

Amazon Author Page UK: http://amzn.to/1JfJboa

 

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8284044.Maria_Bernard

 

Website1: http://www.stickshiftlips.com

 

Website2: http://www.thesebones.com

 

Blog: http://www.stickshiftlips.com/theblog

 

Thank you, Sadie!!! I really appreciate the effort that went into creating this interview. I hope I did it justice with my answers. Thanks also, for letting me be a part of your blog.

 

 

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Excerpt: Seizing Control by Kylie Hillman

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“Brendan, borrow a helmet off Dad’s bike and come for a ride,” I shout over the engines, pointing at Dad’s bike. I probably should share my first ride with him, even though he doesn’t appreciate Harleys at all. He regards me, disbelief written all over his face. He shakes his head, “No, thank you. Are you sure you can handle that bike? It’s pretty big for a girl,” he asks, disapproval radiating from him.

Before I can answer him, Mik interjects in a firm voice. “Of course she fucking can. As if I’d give her something she couldn’t handle. Fucking amateur.”

He shakes his head at Brendan with disgust, grabbing the helmet I pointed to off of Dad’s bike. Jogging toward me, he winks. Oh, no. I know that look.

“If lover boy’s too scared to go with you, I’ll go.”

I can hear Benji laughing like a lunatic over the pulsing of the bikes. He loves it when anyone cuts Brendan down publicly.

“I’d prefer if you didn’t, Mik,” Brendan tells him in a clipped voice. Brendan turns his attention to me, effectively dismissing him.

“It’s not appropriate, Lainey.”

“Is that fucking right, lover boy?”

Mik shoots Brendan a poisonous glare, causing Brendan to turn back to him.

Why does Brendan have to do this now? It’s not going to end well for him.

I swallow when Mik takes a menacing step closer to him. “I’m Mad Dog to civvies like you, I’ll have you know. And she…” Mik points in my direction. “Is not Lainey to anyone but me.”

Surprise fills me when Brendan blanches in the face of Mik’s open hostility, taking a step back. Mik follows, not finished telling him how it’s going to be.

“I’ll also have you know that if I want to go for a ride with her, I fucking will. If any man here wants to go for a ride with her and she wants to take them, then she will. You’re her boyfriend, unfortunately, not her fucking owner, so fuck you and fuck your inappropriate shit.”

I hold my breath, waiting for Brendan to lose it…

 

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Not Your Typical Author Interview with Kylie Hillman

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Welcome Kylie Hillman!

Let’s learn about your character(s).

 

What is your main character’s favorite color? Mik “Mad Dog” Kennedy- Black, Maddi O’Brien- Royal Blue

 

What is your main character’s book? They have two. They are the main characters in Seizing Control, Black Shamrocks MC #1 and Tempting Fate, Black Shamrocks MC Book #4. They appear in every book in the series as well in an overarching storyline.

 

What is your main character’s movie?  Mad Dog- Easyrider, Maddi- Legally Blonde. Read Seizing Control and you’ll get the joke 😉

 

What is your main character’s favorite ice cream flavor? Mad Dog- Neapolitan, Maddi- Cappuccino

 

What was your main character’s favorite grade level/year in school?   Mad Dog- Year Twelve (thank fuck it was over), Maddi- every year was better than the last

 

What kind of underwear does your villain prefer? Brendan wears boxer-briefs

 

Would your main character’s crush/sig. other win survivor by strength, by cheating, or not at all? Strength, all the way! Mik is tough to the max.

 

If your main character was a drink, what would they be? Mad Dog- the strongest Moonshine, Maddi- Expresso Grande

 

Does your main character get road rage? (If they drive at all)?  Both suffer from it and aren’t afraid to let the other drivers know about their displeasure.

 

What’s the one thing your main character can’t live without? Each other. Can we say co-dependant lol.

 

What is your main character’s idea of romance? Non-existent. Romance, what romance? Although, that might change in Tempting Fate.
Your main character’s favorite season? Why? Summer. Best weather to ride.
What’s your main character(s) favorite material item? Why? Their Harley’s. Nothing is more freeing than the wind on your face and nothing more than three inches of rubber between you and death.

 

Is your main character a dog or cat person? Dog.
Main character’s favorite sexual position? Whatever works against the closest flat surface!
Villain’s favorite sexual position? Missionary, easiest position to abuse from.

 

Thank you so much for sharing about your characters, now tell us about you.

Have you ever written naked? Yes, more than I should admit. Getting dressed is overrated.
What do you believe is your biggest failure? Letting fear of other people’s opinions hold me back until now. It’s been freeing to realise that it’s impossible to please everyone so I should only concentrate on pleasing myself and the ones who look out for me. I’ve found the ones who whine the loudest are the ones who support you the least…so why should their opinion matter so much?
Do you have any scars? What are they from? I have a scar from the middle of stomach from my ribs down to my pubic bone from being open up five times for bowel resections due to Crohn’s disease. I also have six smaller scars from various drains I’ve needed after my surgeries. I have a smaller scar next to my left eye which I’ve had since I was a baby. I can’t remember what happened or how I got it. I don’t even see it when I look in the mirror anymore.
Can you fake any accents? Yep. I do pretty good Irish, English, kiwi, and American accents. I’m also really good at mimicking people.

 

Name 2 things you consider yourself to be very bad at. Waking up in a good mood and doing the grocery shopping before we’ve started to reach critical levels of food shortage in the house. Thank Christ, I’ve discovered Woolworths Click and Collect.
If you could have picked your own name, what would it be? Mickayla- which is why I named my daughter that. Luckily she turned out to be my Mini-Me.
Who is your animated boyfriend? (Like a book boyfriend, but a cartoon/animated one.) Will E. Coyote.
Be honest, how often do you wash your hair? Three to four times a week. It’s not good to wash your hair very day.
Is your hair color real or chemically engineered? Absolutely chemically engineered. I’m not sure what my natural colour is anymore.

 

Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point? No way. Getting out of it is hard enough without having to make it as well.
Do you like to sing in the shower? Yep, every day. Much to my kid’s annoyance.

 

What comes first, Chicken or Egg? Egg. The chicken that hatched was obviously a mutation of another avian creature.

 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be? Snark: The true story of the Queen of Sarcasm.
If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be? According to my husband, I’m C-3PO. Almost human, but not quite emotional enough to remove all doubt.
Do you have quirky habits?  Secret Talents? I have a really good memory. I can meet you once and then remember random details about you like your kids names, where you went to school etc. Secret Talent- I have a methodical brain that can organise everything at lightning speed. Analytical decision making is not a problem for me and it drives my family nuts.

 

What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)? Movie- Sweet Home Alabama, although I have a huge soft spot for The Longest Ride. Book- The Signal Bend series by Susan Fanetti.

 

What’s your favorite line from any movie? Carpe diem. Seize the day, boys. Make your lives extraordinary.” Dead Poets Society and “Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous. A spark is fine, as long as it’s contained.”

The Hunger Games

 

Just like “Everybody Wang Chung tonight!”, what action would your name be if it were a verb? I haven’t a clue what this question means 🙂

 

What are your favorite hobbies? I spend my free time reading, walking my dogs through national parks, camping, fishing, acting as spotter while we drag our kids around behind the boat on their kneeboards and tubes. I also enjoy four-wheel-driving, going for rides on the back of my hubby’s Harley (I will ride my own one day!!), and taking spontaneous trips away for the weekend. Basically anything outdoorsy where I can get in touch with nature.

 

Do you believe in love at first sight? Yes. I knew my husband was the one for me when I meet him when I was 14. I used to doodle Mrs. Kylie Hillman on my school books. Although, we didn’t get together until just before I turned 18—he was slow on the uptake lol.

 

If you were to create a slogan for your life, what would it be? (Example: Eat, drink, and be merry, for tomorrow, we all die.) It is what it is; no point stressing the small stuff. I’m getting that tattooed on my wrist.
How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop? Not a clue, never had one.
My favorite unusual food combination is: Cooked two minute noodles mixed with five eggs, grated cheese, and the seasoning packet, then cooked as an omelette.

 

What childish things do you still do as adult? I still roll my eyes at my father, and he still threatens to clip my ear.
What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why? Exclamation mark. Everything I say and do needs to be punctuated by more than a period in my mind 🙂

 

If you were a spy what would your alias be? Malevolent Minx. I’d use the male susceptibility to a nice pair of legs against them on the regular, plus I like the idea of getting payback because whatever side I’m spying for would be the good side, naturally.

 

What is your favorite Disney tune? Beauty and the Beast
Lip synching or Karaoke-ing? Karaoke-ing. I fancy myself to be the next Lana Del Rey.
Choose a movie title for the story of your life. The Pursuit of Happiness.

 

What do you want your tombstone to say? She came; she cared; she left you full of love.

 

What literary character do you feel is most like you? Lilli from The Signal Bend series. Or Beth from Jamie Begley’s Last Riders series.

 

Shoes or Handbags? Impossible choice. Both are the only things that I still fit no matter how up and down my weight goes.
Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one? Because the English language is made up of more exceptions than rules. This was done simply to confuse us and make homework that much more difficult for parents when their children ask questions like that.
What was the best thing before sliced bread? Caffeine. Definitely has to be caffeine.

 

If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find? Lots of fresh veggies and fruit. Chocolate. Juice. Milk. Yoghurt…and probably something that my kids have spilled and left for me to clean up.

 

Do you know what an Eskimo Brother/Sister is?  If so, how many do you have?  Yep! And too many to count because my hubby was an absolute manwhore in our circle before we became official 😉

 

 Kylie, you’ve been great answering these questions.  Let’s hear about your current and upcoming projects.

 

Tell us about your current release or upcoming project(s).

 

At the moment, I’ve just celebrated the release of the 3rd book on my Black Shamrocks MC series, Seeking Redemption. My MC is set in Australia and doesn’t follow your usual alpha chases unwilling female and conquers her with strong words, a big dick, and multiple orgasms routine. I’m very anti-establishment so I hope that shines through. I also like to comment on social issues such as domestic violence, abuse, drug addiction, PTSD, and parental alienation—just to name a few—intertwined with epic love and lots of hope. Which is apt considering that I feel hope and love is what separates us from animals.

I’m also currently working on two short stories for upcoming ‘secret squirrel’ anthologies, both of which will follow my Black Shamrocks MC. I’m currently finalising my first standalone called Brawl. It is a departure from my MC and a tiny bit taboo with a much older MMA fighter and a younger girl. Exploring issues of family neglect and how it affects individual maturity, breaking the norms of society to get what YOU need from your life, and making the most of a shitty situation. Brawl is coming out in May.

 

After that, I’ll be finishing the final two installments of my Black Shamrocks MC with book four, Tempting Fate, due in July and the final book, Finding Nirvana, due out of 30th September.

 

 

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He kills. She heals. In this game called love, how do you choose? With your heart or head? Making Choices eBook Cover

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Can the sight from rock bottom be sweeter than the view from the top?

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UPCOMING BOOKS:

 Brawl, MMA standalone, MAY 2016

Secret Squirrel charity anthology #1, MAY 2016

Secret Squirrel charity anthology #2, JUNE 2016

Tempting Fate, Black Shamrocks MC #4, JULY 2016

Finding Nirvana, Black Shamrocks MC #5, SEPTEMBER 2016

 

ABOUT KYLIE:

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Kylie Hillman is an Australian author.

Wife to a Harley-riding, boating and fishing, four-wheel driving, underground mining quintessential Aussie bloke.

Mum to two crazy, adorable, and original kids.

Crohn’s Disease sufferer and awareness campaigner.

She’s also an avid tea drinker, a connoisseur of 80s/90s rock music, and is known for lacing everything she says with sarcasm and inappropriate innuendo.

Formerly working in finance, she was forced to reevaluate her plans for her life when severe Crohn’s Disease brought her corporate career to a screeching halt. Restarting her childhood hobbies of writing and reading to alleviate the monotony of being sick and housebound, she found her calling and is enjoying life to the max. A typical day is now spent in the “real” world where she hangs out with her awesome family and “book” world where she gets to chill with her fictional characters.

Kylie writes the books she wants to read. A lover of strong men who aren’t perfect and aren’t afraid to admit it, straight-talking women who embrace their vulnerabilities, and real life gritty stories, she hopes these themes shine through her writing. An avid reader of all genres, Kylie hopes to release books that keep the reader on the edge of their seat—be it with suspense, romance, or laughter.

 

AUTHOR LINKS:

FACEBOOK:   https://www.facebook.com/AuthorKylieHillman

 

FACEBOOK READER GROUP (Kylie’s Kollective is for ADULTS ONLY. We have a main page for our more sedate readers as well as an event page for the more raunchy aspect.)

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FACEBOOK STREET TEAM (Kylie’s Koncubines)

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WEBSITE:

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Not Your Typical Author Interview with Cecilia London

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ABOUT HER CHARACTERS:

What is your main character’s book?
My heroine (and hero, to be honest) are in a six book series called The Bellator Saga. The first three books (Dissident, Conscience, and Sojourn) have already been released, and Phoenix is set for release May 2. But let’s assume that most of these answers apply to our heroine Caroline.

 

What is your main character’s favorite ice cream flavor?
Dulce de Leche.

 

What was your main character’s favorite grade level/year in school?
Oh, she loved law school. Because she is a nerd. So let’s say first year (a/k/a the WORST one).

 

What kind of underwear does your villain prefer?
He wears padded briefs (Do they make those? Let’s pretend they do.) because he has a tiny penis.

 

If your main character was a drink, what would they be?
A giant, glorious bottle of Moscato.

 

Does your main character get road rage? (If they drive at all)
Oh yes. She has quite the temper.

 

What’s the one thing your main character can’t live without?
Love.

 

Your main character’s favorite season? Why?
Autumn. Baseball playoffs and college football…and the chill in the air that’s not quite winter.

 

What’s your main character(s) favorite material item? Why?
She loves the diamond necklace her husband gave her on their first date. Simple but extravagant.

 

Main character’s favorite sexual position?
Missionary. Which sounds boring but not when you’re tied to the bed.

 

Villain’s favorite sexual position?
He spends most of his time jacking off into a sock, so he doesn’t get to pick!

 

Cecilia, thanks for sharing about your characters, now let’s here more about you.

ABOUT CECILIA LONDON:

Have you ever written naked?
LOL. NO!

 

Do you have any scars? What are they from?
I have scars from a couple of surgeries, including a c-section, but they’re not terribly noticeable. And since I don’t write naked, people can’t see them!

 

Can you fake any accents?
I lived in Wisconsin for six years and have now been in Texas for five so…maybe?

 

Name 2 things you consider yourself to be very bad at.
I suck at marketing. And I have no patience. So, uh, yeah.

 

If you could have picked your own name, what would it be?
Well, Cecilia is a pen name so…I did? LMAO.

 

Be honest, how often do you wash your hair?
Usually once a day.

 

Is your hair color real or chemically engineered?
Right now it’s real but I have this weird Mitt Romney sideburns thing going, so I have a date with a bottle of Natural Instincts this weekend.

 

Are you a person who makes their bed in the morning, or do you not see much point?
I never make the bed. Ever. Maybe when there are guests coming and I don’t want to be judged.

 

Do you like to sing in the shower?
Yes! I also have weird story ideas come to me in the shower so sometimes I have to hurry to finish and write them down when I get out.

 

What comes first, Chicken or Egg?
Like, into my tummy, or in reality? I ate them both so I can’t tell you.

 

If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
My Years On Facebook: How Social Media Prevented Me From Reaching My Word Count For The Day

 

If you were a Star Trek® [or Star Wars® ] character, which one would it be?
Princess Leia. Just one night with Han. Rrow.

 

What’s your favorite love story? (movie or book)
It may not be a traditional pick, especially since it doesn’t necessarily have a happy ending…but I love the movie Now, Voyager with Bette Davis and Paul Henreid. A great story about personal triumph and finding love and self-acceptance.

 

What’s your favorite line from any movie?
“My, she was yar.” – Katharine Hepburn in The Philadelphia Story

 

Just like “Everybody Wang Chung tonight!”, what action would your name be if it were a verb?
I assume it would involve stumbling over an invisible crack in the sidewalk. Speaking of that, I’m due to trip over something. I’ll keep you updated.

 

What are your favorite hobbies?
I love baseball. Love collecting sports memorabilia. Basically anything sports. Right now my goal is to bust my ass at the gym to have Michelle Obama arms.

 

Do you believe in love at first sight?
For romantic love, perhaps. For undying, unconditional love? Absolutely. It happened the first time I saw my children after they were born.

 

How many licks does it take to get to the middle of a tootsie pop?
I wouldn’t know. I ate it in one or two bites.

 

My favorite unusual food combination is:
I like ketchup on almost anything so…yeah, that’ll gross people out.

 

What punctuation mark best describes your personality? Why?
&
I won’t lie. I just picked this because I like to say ‘ampersand.’ I don’t know why.

 

What is your favorite Disney tune?
Sister Suffragette. You sing that, Glynis Johns. You sing that so hard.

 

Lip singing or Karaoke-ing?
Neither. I do that shit in the shower and no place else.

 

What do you want your tombstone to say?
She Ate All The Pizza She Could

 

Shoes or Handbags?
OH MY GOD I LOVE SHOES CAN WE TALK ABOUT SHOES? I ALSO HAVE A HARRY POTTER PURSE WHICH IS TOTALLY NORMAL FOR A 38 YEAR OLD WOMAN.

 

Why isn’t the number 11 pronounced as onety one?
I don’t know, but you just blew my effing mind.

 

What was the best thing before sliced bread?
Those cracklins that Laura Ingalls Wilder was always talking about.

 

If I came to your home and looked inside the refrigerator, what would I find?
Depends on which one. The one in the kitchen has food. The one in the back is mostly booze and baking supplies. I never said we were normal.

 

Tell us about your current release or upcoming project(s).

Well, I have a new release coming May 2. Phoenix is the fourth book in The Bellator Saga (but Dissident, the first installment, is FREE right now!). It’s the second half of the story; the first three books are their own pseudo-story arc, which becomes clearer as you read the books. Phoenix details the rebirth and recovery of our heroine Caroline, who has suffered some serious physical and emotional trauma at the hands of a new fascist American government. It’s definitely a necessary part of the storyline; I didn’t want to gloss over her mental health issues or make light of them.

With that said, you should definitely read the first three books, because despite the heavy subject matter, they have loads of sexytimes, angst, drama, humor, and intellectual genre-crossing goodness.

 

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Dissident (currently free)

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iBooks: https://goo.gl/yXNV8k
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Smashwords: https://goo.gl/4BjYw8

 

Thank you Cecilia, it has been awesome having you today.

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