Summertime SiZZle Event

Got the summertime blues? 

Well, here’s the cure!

 

Summertime Sale Event graphic Jul6 21 through August 5

No tropical beach getaways looming on your horizon?

No worries, I’ve got lots of getaways ready to transport you to a magickal universe jam packed with heart pounding romance, fantastical adventure, humor, magick, mayhem and motorcycles plus an occasional  kiss of KinK!

 

My sexy supernatural standalone sagas of the

Tulsa Immortals Universe are all on sale during my Summertime SiZZle Event.

Each heart pounding, page turner, magickal thrill-ride is Just 99 cents for a limited time!

July 20 – August 5.

These adventures are all written to stand alone, however, reading them in order is thrilling as you watch the over-arcing storyline unfold with each sizzling story.

 

Freeing Their Mistress – Raven’s Keep Book 1Freeing Their Mistress (cover mock underpainted effect) 200x300
A Paranormal BDSM Ménage Romance
A Tulsa Immortals Story by Audra Hart

(Released May 15th, 2019 but the story takes place three years prior to Cajun Queen and the Joker and will serve as a fantastic introduction to the Tulsa Immortals Magickal Universe.)

Dire financial straits have Sadie taking a job in an exclusive paranormal BDSM club. She soon finds herself falling for the Masters of Raven’s Keep – a dark and mysterious, sadistic vampire and a voyeuristic spell weaver. Her own supernatural secrets and past betrayals make her want to run away, but her heart says stay. Can Sadie learn to bend enough to embrace Fate’s plan for her and Masters Anton and Roi, or will she use those new sexy, Come-F*ck-Me heels to walk away from it all?

(An erotic MFM Paranormal Ménage Romance – Adult Content)

Just 99 cents July 20 – Aug 5
FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited
https://mybook.to/FreeingTheirMistress

2 Cajun Queen and the Joker (NEW Cover - Jan 2018) 200x300Cajun Queen and the Joker – Twin Ravens MC
A Tulsa Immortals Story – Book 1 by Audra Hart
Joker’s former lover, a sexy Cajun Queen from New Orleans has brought supernatural trouble to Tulsa. Can Jenniene and Joker find their way back to each other or will the Ghouls take over at the Twin Ravens MC on All Hallows Eve? (A sexy M/F paranormal adventure – Adult Content)
Get yours FREE today!
Universal link: https://getbook.at/CajunQueen

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3 Gin & Wrath by Audra Hart 200x300Gin and Wrath – Twin Ravens MC
A Tulsa Immortals Story – Book 2 by Audra Hart
Raised as a human, Gin is sweet and agreeable, but strong and determined. When she encounters Wrath, a mysterious and sadistic “Tawny Viking” in a battered leather cut, their magickal connection cannot be denied. Secrets are exposed and a mystical destiny is revealed, but an ancient enemy looms in the shadows.
Can these two vastly different souls embrace the eternal mate bond Fate planned for them and overcome the evil determined to destroy them both?

(A sexy M/F paranormal BDSM adventure – Adult Content)
FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited
https://getBook.at/GinandWrath

4 Darkheart's Valentine 200x300Darkheart’s Valentine – Twin Ravens MC
A Tulsa Immortals Story – Book 4 by Audra Hart
Twin Ravens enforcer Silas Darkheart discovers his mate, Valentina “Tina” Moretti, during a ceremonial dance honoring his Chickasaw shifter guardian heritage. The moment Tina recognizes his “otherness” she flees directly into the arms of a killer. Silas rescues his fated mate, they begin to forge their mating bond in their dreams but threats once again loom, leaving Tina to play rescuer.
Will the Catamount and his Valentine triumph to claim their destiny in the light of day?

 

(A sweet and sultry M/F paranormal adventure – Adult Content)
FREE to read with Kindle Unlimited
https://getbook.at/Darkheart

5 Twist of Time 200x300 (June 2019)Twist of Time – Twin Ravens MC
A Tulsa Immortals Story – Book 6 by Audra Hart
Left for dead in alley but Destiny intervenes! After being rescued by the Twin Ravens MC, Callie Boyd falls head over heels for two immortal enforcers, a sexy ancient vampire and a powerful wolf shifter. But these two sexy supernatural bikers are already involved… with each other. Callie soon learns these males are her fated mates, and Destiny has an epic plan for all three of them.
An explosive attack on the Twin Ravens MC sends Callie into hiding with her mates until she is ready to face the supernatural villains who want her dead and gone! Armed with visions of her past lives and her growing bond with her two lovers, Callie embraces her destiny and all three are transformed to confront Anarchy and pave the way for a new, majestic dynasty.
If you enjoy hot and sexy romantic tales about vampires, shifters, dragons and a deadly, ancient goddess hell bent on unleashing Anarchy, you will love Twist of Time by Audra Hart.

(M/M/F Erotic Ménage Romance with some Hot and sometimes Kinky love scenes – Adult Content)
FREE with KINDLEUNLIMITED!
https://getbook.at/TwistofTime

6 Smoke & Shadow - Road Witch #1 (200x300)Smoke and Shadow – Road Witch Book 1
A Sweet & Spicy Tulsa Immortals Story by Audra L. Hart

A sweet and spicy, insta-love romance, between a fallen goddess and a “ghost” wolf shifter.
Smoke – After a battle with vampires, I woke up at the MC. One problem, no one could see me or hear me. And they were all talkin’ about avenging my death.

Yeah, it sucks to be a ghost.
Six months later, a walking wet dream in pink riding leathers makes my wolf wake up to growl “Mine!
Yeah, I gotta agree with my snarly inner beast. Now what?
Shadow – I call myself a Road Witch, but in truth, I am fallen goddess from a long forgotten pantheon. After enduring an endless cycle of life, death and rebirth I find I am sick of it all. Nothing but a soulmate can free me from this unending torment, and those are in short supply. Believe me, I know because I have searched for thousands of years!
Feeling apathetic and reckless is a bad combination if you want to stay alive in the world of supernaturals. Luckily for me, I have been drawn back to my friends at the Twin Ravens MC, where I am floored to discover the answer to my prayers – my soulmate!
One tiny little problem, his soul has been ripped from his body and he thinks he’s a ghost. Now, if we can just sort out this whole dead/undead thing and deal with a savage killer from my past we might just have a shot at a happily ever after!
Read FREE with Kindle Unlimited
https://getbook.at/SmokeandShadow

Primal Heat cover 200x300FREEBIE Bonus! 

Primal Heat

If you are a fan of the Beast Realm Trilogy or just love kinky fun and adrenaline injected romance, you will love Primal Heat!

Join the leaders of the Beast Realm for a HOT and KINKY tropical island getaway before things begin to heat up once again in Tulsa with Twist of Time.
Buy your copy on Amazon for just 99 cents

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Smoke and Shadow – a sweeter side of paranormal romance and adventure

 

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Smoke and Shadow

A sweet but spicy, insta-love romance, between a fallen goddess and a “ghost” wolf shifter.  Yet another fun, fantastical and sexy paranormal adventure from Audra Hart.

Amazon Universal Link
https://getbook.at/SmokeandShadow 

S&S - half in love already

Excerpt from Smoke and Shadow by Audra L Hart

“Figures.”

 
Yep. That’s what the tall, dark haired, dark eyed beauty in scuffed up pink riding leathers said when Rage pointed to me and said we were connected. Like fated mates. Figures. Obviously, the prospect of being mated to me is the last thing she wants.

 
Okay … so, yeah, I am an idiot for having my stupid widdle feelings hurt, cuz, hey – I’m dead. D-E-A-D. Dead. Nothing but a useless, voiceless ghost. Completely unacceptable mate material, but it still chaps my leathers. It feels a lot like a bad case of road rash right on my backside. Yeah, it sucks.

 
But that doesn’t change the facts. I’ve felt drawn to this woman from the moment I felt her pull off the highway onto Twin Ravens’ property. My eyes have tracked her every move and my ears have eavesdropped on her every word since she strutted through the front door at Tara’s side.

 
Obviously, Shadow and my bestie, Tara, are tight. Even though I’ve been with the Twin Ravens for centuries, I had not met this woman with soulful dark eyes and full red lips when I was still alive. I had been away serving Odin, in some damn war or another, back when she lived with the Twin Ravens over a century ago. Even so, she doesn’t feel like a stranger to me. Maybe it’s because I’ve heard Tara, Tank, Boomer, Wrath, and even our leader, Blood, talk about her. And maybe it’s something else. Who knows? Not me. That’s for sure. I’m a simple man who thinks nothing but simple thoughts.

 
Until the moment I saw her. Then my thoughts kind of went crazy. And why the hell not? She’s special. And beautiful. And special. Now that I’ve watched her all night with my friends and family, I can easily see why some of my oldest friends adore her so much. I’m half in love already. I snort at myself. For all the damn good it does me.

 
Ghost! Remember?

 
But she can see us.’ My wolf insists in his deep, growly voice that tells me he is not pleased with my hopeless attitude. We may be dead, but if this exotic beauty is meant to be our mate, the stupid beast wants to claim her. Impossible or not, the animal is not going to shut up about this. But the wolf has a point. ‘She … can … see … us’, the beast reminds me again as though I am too dumb to realize that.

 
Yeah, yeah I know she can see us. I’ve caught her looking directly at me several times tonight. Like right now. It’s almost as if she knows when I am thinking about her. But what, if anything, does that even mean?

Get your copy for just 99 cents or read for FREE with Kindle Unlimited!

https://getbook.at/SmokeandShadow  

 

2 Fabulous Anthologies Supporting Great Causes!

The first one is a bit risqué but it really looks FUN!

Who am I kiddin’? We all know I love Risqué!

A paranormal romance collection with heated tales and paths to romance.

Of Luck & Fox Tails by Josette Reuel
“Berserker rage and anger controlled abilities land two fated lovers exactly where they need to be — together.”

Run My Way by S.E. Isaac
“Brenna is always on the run, but will she change her path and run toward love?”

Red Dot Capers by C.A. King
“He was in agreement with his shifter side about one thing: she was much better to play with.”

Reflections by Crystal St.Clair
“Own your imperfections then you will love your reflection.”

Beauty & the Badge by Edward Blackwood
“Not every wound is visible, but the salve is always the same, a lover`s touch.”
** 100% of all e-book proceeds will be donated to the “Ronald McDonald House Charities” **

Love Management – A Paranormal Romance Anthology

 

 

The Second anthology I want to tell you about is filled with 14, yep, 14 delightful, brand new cozy mysteries!

Summer Snoops Unleashed!

Summertime murders are RUFF!

Looking for cool cozies for hot summer days? Then you will love this purr-fectly paw-some cozy mystery box set from fourteen USA Today, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon best-selling authors.

We’ve pulled out all the stops with Summer Snoops Unleashed! Enjoy hours of fun sniffing out clues on sandy beaches, shimmering waterways, and at small-town celebrations in these brand-new stories full of wily sleuths, cagey plots, and un-fur-gettable tails!

Fetch your copy now to get these furr-ocious new cozy mysteries and woof it up with us! (copy from https://www.summersnoops.com click here for addition buy links)

Summer Snoops Unleashed: 14 Furr-ocious Mysteries and Cozy Crimes

Talk to Me Tuesday with author C.M. Peters

Talk to Me graphic w CM Peters

I met C.M. Peters during my big two day autism event back in April of this year on Facebook.  She attended as a guest and we chatted a bit as folks are wont to do at these types of events.  Shortly after the event, she contacted me about doing a guest blogger slot on her blog.  I really enjoyed that experience.  It is thanks in part to Ms. Peters that I started doing my Talk To Me slots on my own blog.

So, sit back and lets get to know C.M. Peters!

About CM Peters from her own Amazon page:
CM Peters would like to be ageless but hasn’t found the fountain of youth just yet. She works in the communications field but her true passion is writing. She hails from Québec and has been back at writing regularly after a long break since college.
An eclectic writer, CM is equally at home penning short erotica, quality fanfiction, and elaborate sci-fi and fantasy novels. Whatever genre she is working in, CM always centers her stories around complex, relatable characters.

Find C.M. Peters’ backlist on Amazon: http://author.to/CMPeters
Find C.M. Peters on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cmpeterswriter/
Find C.M. Peters on her blog: https://cmpetersblog.wordpress.com/
Follow C.M. Peters on Twitter: @CharlieMPeters

Now for the good stuff!  Let’s Talk to C.M. Peters!

What’s on the top of your TBR pile right now?

Part 2 and 3 of the Escape Trilogy by Sara Dobie Bauer, and Norse Mythology by Neil Gaiman.

 

Let’s talk about your favorite genre to read? To write?

I read just about anything, even the back of the shampoo bottle, but I love historical romance, more historical than romance to be honest. I love re-tellings, especially when they are true facts used well. And I love me a good chicklit with a supernatural twist.

 

Do you have a favorite theme for the stories you read and write?

To read, I love when an angsty situation can be resolved through communication, something I feel we lack of in general in every day life. To write, angst, as you probably can guess.

 

Let’s talk POV? Which do you prefer and why?

Deep 3rd person POV. I love getting into one character’s mind and sifting through issues. Sometimes, I’ll include mine to work through them. Writing is liberating.

 

Can we talk about character development? Do you have a set process for developing your characters? Do you plot them out ahead of time or do they develop as you write the story?

PLOT PLOT PLOT! I have a list of elements I always develop characters with before I outline, then plot everything together.

 

What inspired you to write your first book? And, please, tell us about that book.

My first real book was a fanfiction about the movie Only Lovers Left Alive (do look it up, it’s fabulous). I only recently self-published it after removing all fanfiction elements. Pawns is about a young woman, Lena, taking over her father’s business and realizing her father was doing shady deals. She has the help of her best friend, Cameryn, and a trusted employee, Eli, who both also have things to hide.

Pawns by CM Peters

One reviewer said, ” I was very enthralled with every twist and turn, the ambiance very palpable.”

Find Pawns & other offerings by CM Peters on her author page:   http://author.to/CMPeters

 

Do you mind sharing the synopsis of your latest story with our readers? Maybe give us a tease to whet our appetites? How did you come up with the idea for this story?

My latest is story is barely in its first steps. It’s about Ellie, a 30-something museum specialist traveling to an island where she spent her summers, both to escape an unhappy situation in her marriage and to take care of her inheritance. There, she meets an amazing guy who might change the way she sees love and help her change her life for the better.

 

Perhaps you would share a bit about your top 3 favorite books?

My Top 3 of my own books, I would say my upcoming novel New Beginnings (tentative title), Summer Fair, an anthology written with the StoryPenners, and Hillside House, a haunted house novella I put out last fall.

Summer festivals bring the aroma of popcorn, the excitement of rides, and the promise of real-life enchantment. Seven authors bring you original love stories, each set at a different summer celebration. You’ll experience the thrill of the Chicago World’s fair through the eyes of a plucky girl reporter and the quiet desperation of a teen working a summer job at a traveling carnival. Get whisked away on romantic journeys around the world from a sweet Texas Dewberry Festival to a lantern-filled temple celebration to a surprisingly rowdy New England Founders Day. Whether it’s the magic of a Renaissance Fair, the excitement of a Theater Retreat, or the pulse of a Music Festival, you’re sure to get geared up for all things summer with this delightful new collection.

Summer Fair

(FREE to read Kindle Unlimited)

 

 

Jack Whitcomb never expected to return to Hillside House, but a death in the family calls him home.
As soon as he steps foot in the house that never really felt like a home, he is embroiled in a game of cat and mouse with his unstable sister, Olivia.
Years have gone by since they’ve seen each other but Jack senses something is wrong, His sister is evasive and so is the real story behind their parents’ death. What secrets is she hiding?

Hillside House

 

Thank you for taking to the time to “talk” to me and my readers.  Before we go, please tell my readers where they might find you hanging out on social media. 

You can find me on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/cmpeterswriter/, through my blog at http://www.cmpetersblog.wordpress.com, and on Twitter @charliempeters.

Freeing Their Mistress is coming to Kindle Unlimited!

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☆》☆》☆》✯ Freeing Their Mistress ✯ 《☆《☆《☆
One Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery and Deliverance
A Paranormal MFM BDSM Ménage Romance
By 💖⚜💖 Audra Hart 💖⚜💖
Freeing Their Mistress kicks off a brand new spinoff series set in the same magickal universe as the Tulsa Immortals series.

Raven’s Keep – Tulsa’s Exclusive Paranormal BDSM Club
You are Free to indulge your Darkest Desires. Please, leave your inhibitions at the door.

Currently Available at several online vendors
Universal Amazon link: https://mybook.to/FreeingTheirMistress
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938602
B&N Nook: https://bit.ly/2LGugRD
ibooks: https://apple.co/2HktvYZ

 

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One Woman’s Journey of Self-Discovery and Deliverance

 
Sadie is a human woman with a low-down, double dealing, ex-husband and a special needs son. She knows she can earn the cash she desperately needs working at Raven’s Keep – Tulsa’s exclusive paranormal BDSM club. But can she protect her own supernatural secrets at the same time?

Once on the job, she is quickly dubbed Mistress Vanilla by the club’s patrons as she finds a new home within the walls of Raven’s Keep. Her instant attraction to the owners of the club grows daily but Sadie obstinately resists the magnetism of Masters Anton and Roi.

 
Will the Masters of the Keep, a Sadistic Vampire and a Voyeuristic Spell Weaver, be able to help Sadie tread the path to true freedom in a sexy pair of Come-F*ck-Me Heels or will her stubborn pride deprive them all of their happily ever after?

 

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As you know, Freeing Their Mistress released on May 15th. I normally publish most of my books with KDP so that Kindle Unlimited subscribers can enjoy my stories for free with their subscriptions. This time, I decided to release the book on several vendors, however, that will end soon. At the end of this month, I will shift the book exclusively to Amazon and KU. As an avid reader, I am a big fan of KU. As a writer, I receive consistent compensation for my writing endeavors. So, you can see how I might view this move as a win-win. If this inconveniences anyone, I am truly sorry. But do feel free get your copy at one of these other vendors before the opportunity is lost.

 

Reviewers LOVE Sadie & her “Boys”

Freeing Their Mistress released on May 15th – via many outlets.  If you buy your books any place besides Amazon you might want to hurry because Freeing Their Mistress is heading for KDP status at the first of next month so that my Kindle Unlimited readers can enjoy this story with their KU subscription.

In the meanwhile, here are the links to get your copy of

Freeing Their Mistress

Universal Amazon link: https://mybook.to/FreeingTheirMistress
Smashwords: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/938602
B&N Nook: https://bit.ly/2LGugRD
ibooks: https://apple.co/2HktvYZ

FTM promo graphic w RK logo, couple in shower, FTM cover

 

The reviewers seem to enjoy the story and the reaction at the release parties has been gratifying!  FTM is the first book in the spinoff series “Raven’s Keep”.  This series is set in my Tulsa Immortals Magickal Universe, so you know you are going to encounter tons of fascinating supernatural beings at my ultra exclusive BDSM club.

 

Why did I decide to write a series based in a BDSM club?  Well, my Immortals tend to love hard, and this lifestyle and the community that develops around a BDSM club seemed the perfect venue for these naughty paranormals to strut their stuff!

In Freeing Their Mistress, a MFM paranormal romance, we meet Sadie, Roi & Anton.  Reviewers love these three together!

“I have come to expect a certain amount of hotness from Audra Hart and this one was certainly no exception! It had all the heat you need but the best parts were the emotions and the relationship building between these three.”

“I loved that Roi and Anton are willing to give Sadie the time to get her feet under her but refused to let her hide. I loved that Roi and Anton saw Sadie’s strength and her need. I loved that both men lifted her even as they held her close.”

Now, let’s meet the main characters of Freeing Their Mistress!

 

Here’s Sadie!

At forty years of age and forty pounds overweight, Sadie doesn’t exactly see herself as a sex kitten type, but her back is up against the wall. She goes for a second job at Tulsa’s Ultra Exclusive BDSM club, Raven’s Keep, to solve her financial woes.

Wow! The results are life changing, for Sadie and the Immortal Masters of Raven’s Keep!

Oh, and you’ll love the job interview! 😀

Reviewers LOVE this new character from Audra Hart

“… a woman that is strong, loyal, hard-working and so courageous.”

“I love the strength Sadie had. She had an overabundance of pride but I loved seeing her pull herself up from her bootstraps and regained her sense of self.”

“… she learns to let go of all her preconceived notions of the lifestyle and pushes her boundaries.”

Meet Sadie - Mom & son in field of flowers

 

Now, let’s meet Roi Lyons.  He is the primary owner and operator of Raven’s Keep.  He’s also one of Sadie’s fated mates!

FTM - she needs us as much we need her (roi w jacket over shoulder)

Master Roi Lyons is a suave and sophisticated centuries old Spell Weaver.  He runs Raven’s Keep because he is also a master Dom with a penchant for voyeurism and bondage.  He is patient, protective, loving and very capable of protecting those he loves.

Monsterella Reviews said, “Roi is such a dominating presence whether he’s front and center or watching from the sidelines. I truly enjoyed his character.”

You’ll love the naughty ways Roi uses his magick during BDSM scenes! 😉

 

Now, let’s meet Anton Dracul.  A centuries old vampire from a very famous bloodline in Romania.  He’s also an enforcer who guards ancient secrets as he lives the life of an outlaw biker.

Oh, and did I forget to mention he’s the Keep’s premier Master Sadist, as well as part owner of the club, and one of the drop dead sexy men in Freeing Their Mistress‘ sizzlin’ hot triad?

FTM - Anton you are mine
Where Roi is elegant and personable, Anton is gruff, sexy as sin, and very accustomed to getting his way… in all things. But as this teaser reveals, our hardened Sadist Vampire does have a tender side.. for Sadie!  However, Sadie, as poor Anton soon discovers, is not accustomed to giving in… ever. Let’s just say the sparks will fly!

 

If you like Alpha Males who are accustomed to getting their way and making you enjoy it, you’ll love Anton!  Monsterella Reviews said; “Don’t let the bad a$$ persona fool you, this stud can be tender. Tho he does tend to be a little callous and demanding.”

 

In closing, the reviews are wonderful for Freeing Their Mistress!

Monsterella Reviewshttps://www.facebook.com/monsterellareviews/

“Get ready to be dominated by an amazing story!!!
This is one of those stories that really draws you in. One where you can feel what the characters are going through. One that at times you want to give them a kick in the rump and at others you just want to hold them tight.”

Stormy Vixen’s Book Reviewshttps://www.facebook.com/stormyreviews/

“The characters are strong, bold and very convincing as they draw readers into the story which is full of sizzling chemistry and scorching passion but this story is more about woman and her coming into her own that about the actual lifestyle… this romance is one thrilling, exciting, emotional and seriously hot but also sweet and sassy reading experience.”

Talk to Me Tuesday with MJ Nightingale

Welcome to Talk to Me Tuesday w MJ Nightingale

About MJ Nightingale from her Amazon Author page

MJ Nightingale is a USA Today Best Selling author, and the author of The Bounty Hunters: The Marino Brothers. She has also written the Secrets & Seduction series, and the Mystic Nights series. She lives in Florida with her husband, two sons, and a sweet dog named Champ. Writing is her passion and escape, but she is also a teacher of 27 years. Her books are set in the places she has lived and travelled. Her heroes are men who will sweep you off your feet, and save the day. You can always expect a wild ride, an HEA, suspense, intrigue and super steamy scenes in an MJ Nightingale book.

 

I am pretty sure that I first encountered MJ Nightingale a few years back when I was organizing one of my Autism Awareness author events on Facebook.  I know for certain that is how we recently reconnected.  She did an amazing half hour takeover back in late April for the event hosted by myself and Ro Merrill.  This special lady is a wife, mom, educator, talented writer, and advocate for ASD awareness.  So,  Let’s talk with MJ Nightingale, shall we?

 

Let’s talk about your favorite genre to read? To write?

My favorite genre to read and write is romantic suspense. I love stories with happy endings because they leave me satisfied and feeling positive about life. It is a great pick me up. I also like the added bonus of the suspense element because that keeps me turning those pages.

 

My Granny used to say, “You are what you read.”  While I am not certain about the validity of that statement, I am always interested in knowing what books have made a lasting impression on people.  So, MJ, would you mind sharing a bit about your top 3 favorite books?

My favorite books of all time as of this moment because it is always changing:
Jane Eyre – a classic love story with so many twists, turns, and complications it will leave your head spinning. Plus, I love the idea where true romance can come to anyone, even someone as plane as Jane.
The Hunger Games series – I love dystopian fiction so gosh darn much. What talent these writers have to completely create a world of their own from their very imaginative brains, while at the same time telling a rich story guised as a fable that can teach us lessons about our society as a whole. I am currently writing a dystopian series of my own and these books inspire me so.
Pride and Prejudice – I know its another classic romance, but this book has it all. Great character and side character development. To think the authors back then did not have character maps, and technological tools, like writers today to plot out these masterpieces really blows me away. I love this book because of the complexity of a family saga is just so fantastic. The weaving and crafting are genius. Plus, it’s a love story between one heck of an alpha who has to overcome societal stereotypes and misogynistic views to see the woman before him is his true match. I mean growing up as a teenage girl, I am sure many of us thought about the guy we were crushing on, and thought, why not me. Why is he chasing that girl? It spoke to me then, and speaks to me know. Plus, the guy finally makes the right decision in the end to get the happily ever after I crave in all of my books.

 

Please tell us what’s on the top of your TBR pile right now?

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard. I just finished reading her Red Queen series, a great dystopian fiction series, and I miss the characters so much. I want to know how they are doing. Haha. But Broken Throne has five novellas about different characters mentioned in the series. I can’t’ wait to see what her characters have been up to since I read the last pages of final book in the series.

 

Do you have a favorite theme for the stories you read and write?

One of my favorite themes is overcoming obstacles whether they be external or internal obstacles. Preferably I try to make my characters have both. The external conflict for the adrenal junky in me and I just find those types of conflicts make me want to keep reading the book to find out how the problem will be resolved. I always like to have some kind of internal obstacle to overcome as well. I think readers appreciate this so much, I know I do, because then you can really get a feel for the character and possibly even relate to them in some way.

 

As a writer, let’s talk POV? Which do you prefer and why?

I’m a third person point of view person all the way. I like to get in all my characters heads, and reveal story and plot and emotion through this point of view. I find first person so limiting. You can only get into one character’s head with it. Then if you don’t like that character it kind of kills a book for me. I mean, why would I want to read the thoughts of someone I don’t like. I have read some great first-person point of view books, but I prefer third as a writer. I find I can get readers excited about many characters that way.

 

What inspired you to write your first book? And, please, tell us about that book. 

The first book I wrote was called Fire in His Eyes. I was inspired to write it because it was a gut-wrenching romance story that needed to be told. It has tons of angst, will make you cry but leave you feeling good in the end. It is not your typical romance. I really wanted to explore the idea of secrets in relationships and how they can destroy you, or you can choose to overcome those obstacles and learn to rebuild trust. I wrote three books in that series before I turned my attention to writing romantic suspense.

 

Can we talk about character development? Do you have a set process for developing your characters? Do you plot them out ahead of time or do they develop as you write the story? 

I usually come up with the bid idea for a series. Then break them down. Then I do character sketches for all the main characters. I focus on physical descriptions, and emotional baggage. I want each character to be different and have their own backstory and history before I start writing. This way I can be sure the readers are happy with unique tales weaved together to culminate in the final book of a series. I plot, plot, plot.

 

Do you mind sharing the synopsis of your latest story with our readers? Maybe give us a tease to whet our appetites? How did you come up with the idea for this story? 

Black Jack (Book 4 of the Mystic Nights series)

Mystic Nights Banner by MJ Nightingale
Synopsis: Dawn Sassacus wants to help her family even if it means looking for trouble at the casino as a dealer on the floor. No one steals from her people and gets away with it. No one. Especially not a smoldering hazel eyed con-man who counts cards. Even if he makes her body burn.

Jackson Black is a working man. Using several aliases, he conducts his business across the country undetected until one young, bookish black jack dealer threatens his game. And he knows he’s the best game in town. But looking at her, he knows she is a game he would like to play. With his cover in jeopardy, he needs to do something drastic. With single minded focus, Jackson sets his sights on pleasantly distracting the woman with the cherry lips, and sexy smile.

Dawn knows she’s in deep. Deep trouble and love. Her gut tells her to trust Jack even though she still can’t figure him out. He’s hiding something from her. She knows it. Should she risk her heart? Can she play his game, or will she find out that Jack’s heart is as black as his name?

Idea inspiration – I was at a book signing event in Biloxi, Mississippi and it was located at a casino. I just though a casino run by a family would make such a great setting for a book. I mean so much could happen there with the business offices, stores, restaurants, etc. There was just so much possibility for good intrigue and mystery to happen there, right. Well, because I also grew up near a reservation, I knew a lot about Native Americans and know many tribes have started their own casinos. So that was when I knew I wanted the family to run it to be Native American. In total there are five main books in the series. Each of the first four is about a sibling who works there. The fifth book will be about the four sibling’s mom and the over arcing mystery that is hinted at in the first four books. But, each book is a complete book in and of itself and each has its own mystery as well. I don’t want to give away too much, but the final book is going to be such a shocker. It will be my homage to classical romance books as well.

 

Other series by MJ Nightingale that will blow you away!

Secrets & Seductions series

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the bounty hunters by MJ Nightingale

 

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