USA Today bestselling author of hot and sexy romance, and if you think the books are funny, romantic comedy. If not, forget that bit. Yogaholic, planner obsessed, messy mommy & bad-ass challah baker. Firm believer in house pants.
I’m 21 years old guy from India. I grew up in Sri Anandpur Sahib, Punjab. I’m studying Food Science & Technology (Hons.) right now. I’m also having advanced diploma in Communication skills. I have only written one book yet named Secrets As Legacy. I like writing mystery thrillers. Apart from books, I love writing songs. My passion for writing rose when I wrote my first song. I’m also the founder and editor in chief of B Louder Magazine, a digital magazine focusing on photography, literary, lifestyle, fitness, health, art, fashion and home improvement.
Ms. Pantha Jones is a native of Gary, Indiana married with 5 children and three Step-children. She hopes to pull her readers into every story by their hearts, minds, spirits, and souls and vividly paint a picture, that they could easily visualize in their heads. Ms. Jones is here to write about her readers’ wins, losses, happiness, triumphs, dreams, nightmares, and neighborhood, their lives’ through sympathy and empathy.
An autobiography is supposed to be a recollection of your life from your point of view, however, tarnished or embellished it might be. I, however, have no need nor want to tarnish my truth or exaggerate my truth; I only want my life to be heard by ears that are going to understand my voice. I only want my life to be seen by eyes that are going to mentally see my options. I only want my life to be felt by the skin that absorbs the essence of my struggle. I only want my life to be tasted by the mouths of those whose tongues can savor an acquired taste. I only want my life to be smelled by those whose noses inhale a nonjudgmental atmosphere. I may have lost some in my requirements for this journey that I will navigate you through. You may turn around at this very moment and wonder what guile I have to demand criteria for the mindset of an individual. But to fully capture me, fully capture the essence of me. I want your third eye to gain the wisdom of empathy, empathy for a life you may not empathize or sympathize with. I only need your mind to supersede your level of thinking in this journey.
Now, that I have told you how tall you have to be to ride this ride. I warn you to keep your hands in, your mouths closed, your minds open, stomach strong and seat belts unfastened just in case you want to jump ship when it gets to real for you. You may proceed with caution! MY STORY IS SOMEWHERE IN MY BOOKS.
I am from Ponce Puerto Rico and have been writing since age twelve. Apart from writing which is my passion, I love history, to read, listen to rock music and watch silent and classic films.
I’m Croatian horror, SF and children’s/fantasy author. I published more then 30 books – novels, short story collections, essays. I have few Croatian SF and horror awards, but best award is acceptance of my readers. I’m best known for my vampire novels.
Teiran is obsessed with the written word. When she’s not writing, she’s reading. She can get so lost in a story, be it one of her own or someone else’s, that she won’t even break away to eat, drink, or sleep. By the time she gets up from a story, she’s usually dizzy from low blood sugar and suffering blurred vision.
Whenever she’s not writing or reading, you will find her trying my hand at landscape photography, dabbling in abstract painting, and spending time with her husband, Scott, and their four legged child, Sasha.
S. Valentine grew up in England. Studying English language and literature, as well as law, she worked in a solicitors for many years before moving to Spain. She does however still visit the UK, which in a way, will always be home.
Returning to her lifelong passion of writing books, she’s also a weekly columnist for The Ibizan newspaper on: lifestyle and fashion. Her other interests include reading, shopping and a nice glass of wine to shows such as Sons Of Anarchy, Dexter, Gossip Girl and SATC. She’s a social media addict, and loves connecting with new people.
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Stacy Eaton began her writing career in October of 2010 and as each year goes by, she releases more and more novels. Stacy recently took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service, with her last three in investigations and crime scene investigation.
Stacy resides in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, who works in law enforcement, and her teen daughter who is working toward her second degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and on the choral and cheerleading squads at school. She also has a son who is currently serving in the United States Navy.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years. She continues to volunteer with them when she has time.
Ronel van Tonder is a science fiction author from South Africa. Having recently completed her dark, dystopian sci-fi trilogy, The Corrupted SUN Script, she’s hard at work penning a new standalone sci-fi novel, The Seventh Glitch. When she’s not writing, Ronel spends her free time slaying rendered baddies in the form of robots, gangsters and aliens – with any weapon that happens to be at hand.
Samantha Powers is the pen name of a highly successful romance autohr, looking to expand in a different direction. Powers lives in Atlanta GA, enjoys some of the best cuisines and hot spots around town.
As a kid I hated to read and avoided it if I could, but I loved to write, so whenever there was a writing assignment at school I gave it my all. I also loved the Saturday movies, and Tarzan was my introduction to the concept of hunks. Now, I live in a log cabin located on thirty acres of evergreen forests in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range. Still loving to write, I spend my time living a life of romance and adventure through my fictitious characters, and the hunks are in my stories. Although writing is my number one love, over the course of my lifetime I’ve raised laying hens, milk goats, and Tennessee Walking horses, built, plumbed and wired three houses, been a professional photographer, written photo essays for national and international publications, and slept outside under the stars for one whole summer. I currently have 25 books available on Amazon, 13 of them in my Dancing Moon Ranch series, and I’m about ready to start writing the first book in Cajun Cowboys, another contemporary western romance series. I love hearing from readers through the contact box on my website, and I respond to all notes.
Pablo Michaels disguised himself as a shy, friendly heterosexual during his adolescence, fantasizing other males. Falling in love with another man his first year in college, he followed this man to another university to maintain their platonic love, while he continued in his in studies. When he had his first sexual encounter with another man, just before turning twenty-one, he exploded into gay life with lust and rage. He attempted to live his new life naturally, seeking love, ignoring the statistics of the books he read on homosexuality in high school, and proving what he had read was wrong.
Pablo Michaels is a gay man who writes gay romantic genre fiction from a gay man’s perspective. He is driven to educate and enlighten readers with the true beauty of love between men. He has published several books over the span of the last five years. He has found a new home to publish his stories with Yellow Silk Dreams, a publisher composed of a coop of authors. He grew up in a working class family that taught him the values of hard work, regardless of the profession, and helped him acquire a diverse education. The family motto is “People can take everything away from you. But they never can take away your education.” He is legally married to his soulmate, a man he has lived with for twenty years.
Pablo Michaels was born in the story, “Raging Silence”, which is included in the book, “This Beautiful Escape”. The silence raging in Pablo Michaels was his inherit sexual orientation, suppressed in his adolescent years. Through years of struggles he finds peace in his current life with his legal husband, a partnership of 20 years.
He wrote poetry and stories since third grade. When he turned twenty-one, he moved to San Francisco to work and write, experiencing more of gay life. In the 1980’s he wrote every chance he had, trying and failing miserably at publishing mainstream fiction. He published his first story, Reunion on the Trail, in 1986 in a literary magazine When the Mockingbird Sings.
After writing plays, short stories, poetry, and two novels, he began writing gay genre stories, feeling he had more knowledge and experience with gay lifestyle. Trying to publish, he went to a library seminar hosted by two published authors. Inspired by the gay writer, Scott Kemble he connected with him on the internet site for The San Francisco Bay Area Literary Arts Newsletter and Review, which published four of Pablo’s short stories.
Constantly, writing since 2004, he published his first e-book, Pagan Knights of Cambria, with Life of Riley Productions in London. Soon a mainstream story, When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again Hooray, published also. In 2012 Pablo self-published his first novel, Catnip, Rosemary, Rage and Time, combining mystery and humor in a gay, erotic romance. He continues to write more episodes in his next novel, The Deer in the Forest The plot spreads over several decades, about a man’s attempts to adapt to the world he lives, all with love, heartache, history and survival at no cost.
His latest article, Why Gay Men Retire to Palm Springs, was just published in the very popular SimplySxy.com online magazine. You can read the insightful article here. http://simplysxy.com/articles/2015/06/08/why-gay-men-retire-to-palm-springs/
Pablo retired from gardening and landscaping to devote his energy to write fiction. As a gay man he wishes to promote his writing gay genre fiction to help others understand the necessity for equal rights for LGBT people and comprehend that love between a man and a man, people of the same sex, is as natural as love between a man and a woman. Throughout his lifetime he has experienced the long battle of achieving acceptance. He has searched for a committed relationship with another man. He has loved his partner for twenty years. They were legally married in front of Harvey Milk’s bust in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall by a judge, in 2008. Although their marriage remained legal after the passage of Proposition 8, they continued to work to repeal DOMA and Prop. 8. Throughout his life he has attempted to live and practice peace as a process for living.
His published books include the book, Blood, Sweat and Black Leather, a gay paranormal romance, published by Yellow Silk Dreams in January 2015. Affairs of Men’s Hearts, published in May 2015 by Yellow Silk Dreams is an anthology of four stories connected by the themes of gay men seeking love with another man, from wishful thinking male to male romance to gay marriage. His latest book, Jack and the Magical Beanstalk is an adult version with a gay twist of the fairy tale classic, Jack and the Beanstalk, published in December 2015 by Yellow Silk Dreams. He has rewritten his first novel, Catnip. Rosemary, Rage and Time, and its prequel, Learning to Love Again, both soon to be published. He is currently working on the sequel to Jack and the Magical Beanstalk. The working title is Climbing Another Magical Beanstalk.
We are twin sisters and we live in Bolton, a multi-faceted and friendly town in Lancashire, UK. Our maiden name is Heap so this is what we have used as our pen name. We can’t say if we are identical or fraternal twins as no-one, least of all our parents, seems able to agree on this! It doesn’t matter to us. What matters is our mutual love of reading and literature and our symbiotic relationship, which has facilitated the inception and creation of our first novel. We are now writing our next novel, a fantasy trilogy, and have already received interest from a literary agent.
Author Nicole D’Settēmi is a 33 year old writer, currently living in upstate New York. She has lived in five regions nationally, including South Florida and New York City. She has always been a self-described “poetic, nomadic, creative soul,” and is an enthusiast of a variety of artistic mediums, but considers writing her number one form of art, and feels everything else is just an extension of that passion and creative outlet.
Nicole was raised in Niagara Falls, a tiny town bordering Canada, and can remember being as young as six, when writing her first lyrical, and philosophical poems. She specifically pin-points two pieces during those years, titled “If I Ruled the World,” and “If the World Ended.” She also points out being selected at 6, for the “Young Authors Club,” which was a city-wide project.
Nicole won two city-wide essay contests between the ages 9-11, which was when she received her first typewriter and then she started a fan-club and newsletter for her childhood hero, as well as penning letters to over 30 pen-pals internationally. She also had a poem named “And So It Begins” published which was written at 12.
Though Nicole (who was an honor student) rebelled by 15, and was incidentally expelled from school, she still wrote habitually. She once showed her “alternative-school” teacher a poem titled: “That’s Life,” which she penned at 14. He was so impressed with the piece; he had it faxed to every school in the city.
At 16 Nicole was uprooted from her small town and moved to Boca Raton, where she felt displaced and started to deal with depression. Hereditarily, mental illness and substance abuse ran rapid in her family tree, and by 20 she experimented with a plethora of chemical substances. By 23, she became addicted to shooting heroin, and was engaged to her co-conspirator and partner-in-crime. She attended an art school for photo journalism, but withdrew half-way through the year, due to a devastating addiction to injecting various drugs.
Addictarium was written while she spent two years in a therapeutic community for seriously addicted, and mentally ill, patrons. The author outlines her experiences, including the tale of losing her eyesight due to shooting a poisoned bag of heroin, which is when she was forced to hitch a greyhound bus from South Florida to Manhattan, and after several weeks of surgeries, was admitted to Daytop Village for long-term treatment, and drug addiction recovery. The book outlines many of the experiences she went through in the second phase of treatment, which she dubbed “the village,” because of its extreme and eccentric melting pot of personalities.
During her tenure at Daytop, Nicole separated with her fiancé, and while in her stay at the recovery program in Queens New York, met her current fiancé, who was initially her substance abuse counselor. The book is also highly reflective of their relationship and its roots. Nicole credits the Latin, Brooklyn-bred counselor, 18 years her senior, with “saving her from herself.”
Nicole can now be found residing in the Poughkeepsie area with her fiancé, Miguel. They are both artists, and run a modest side business creatively assisting those in need of artistic direction digitally. Nicole is currently planning to eventually pen a prequel to Addictarium. She is also outlining a third individual novel, Narcssitopia, which she claims will be a “psycho-dramatic thriller.”
NANCY RAVEN SMITH grew up in Virginia where she ran horse sport events. On her farm, she rescued horses, dogs and cats and is an advocate for animal rescue. Later in California, she traded her event experience for film work. Her screenplays have won numerous major awards. Raven Smith decided to write one idea as a novel and discovered a passion for writing mysteries. She is a member of Sisters in Crime, Mystery Writers of America, Women in Film, and Romance Writers of America. Raven Smith was thrilled when her debut nove, “Land Sharks – A Swindle in Sumatra” was chosen as an Amazon/Kindle Scout Program Selection Winner.
Nice to meet you! I’m Mary, a hospice worker living in London. I was looking to spice up my life, so I decided to try my hand at writing taboo erotica. I never thought I’d publish, but then I heard of BreakWave House, which is 100% owned and operated by minority women. It donates 10% of its proceeds to charity, and made selling sexy books seem less skeevy, and more sex positive & fun! So I’m very thankful to have been given this opportunity. Besides writing, I play football – to Americans, soccer! I’m also a big Manchester fan. When I’m not working, writing, or playing football, I’m shoe shopping. You caught me. I have a huge weakness for sparkly stilettos. Thanks so much for your interest, as a new author I sincererly appreciate it!