Nelle Davy was born in Grenada in 1984 and was raised in London within an Anglo-Caribbean family. She studied English with creative writing at the University of Warwick and then undertook a master of philosophy degree in creative writing at Trinity College Dublin. She currently lives in London with her husband, where she works in publishing. THE LEGACY OF EDEN is her first novel and she is currently working on her second.

MBA&M: Can you tell us something about yourself that not a lot of your readers know?

NELLE: I could probably be a make up artist or a baker. I am the kind of person in either shop where people actively come up to me and ask my advice on products. I once took this woman around Superdrug (a beauty shop in the UK) testing liquid eyeliners on her. The staff were not amused but she got the right one for her I can tell you.

MBA&M: Do you have any quirks that come out while you are writing?

NELLE: I argue with myselfmy husband actually laughs at me because I look like a mad woman having conversations with myself about what this character did or should do.or should not.

MBA&M: What is your daily routine as a writer?

NELLE: I don’t have oneit’s very fly by the seat of your pants but  I tell you I love to write at night. There is something about the darkness that makes me feel much freer.

MBA&M: What is your favorite book?

NELLE: Could not even begin to answer that one it would be like choosing a favourite child: Matilda, Rebecca, Madame Bovary, Anna Karenina, The Secret History, I Capture the Castle, Therese Raquin.endless endless lists.

MBA&M: What is your favorite part of the writing process?

NELLE: When you finish a segment and realize you wrote a sentence that is yours – your voice captured in those words and no one else could write what you just did. It makes you feel as if you are coming into your own, instead of a lesser follower of greater authors. 

Visit Nelle at her website at: http://www.nelledavy.com/




$15.95 U.S./$18.95 CAN.

ISBN-13: 978-0-7783-2955-8

(from the author’s website)

An epic, sweeping tale of a dynasty rotten to the core, driven by ambition, lust – and hatred.

For generations, Aurelia was the crowning glory of more than three thousand acres of Iowa farmland and golden cornfields. The estate was a monument to matriarch Lavinia Hathaway’s dream to elevate the family name—no matter what relative or stranger she had to destroy in the process. It was a desperation that wrought the downfall of the Hathaways—and the once-prosperous farm.

Now the last inhabitant of the decaying old home has died—alone. None of the surviving members of the Hathaway family want anything to do with the farm, the land or the memories.

Especially Meredith Pincetti. Now living in New York City, for seventeen years Lavinia’s youngest grandchild has tried to forget everything about her family and her past. But with the receipt of a pleading letter, Meredith is again thrust into conflict with the legacy that destroyed her family’s -great name.

Back at Aurelia, Meredith must confront the rise and fall of the Hathaway family…and her own part in their mottled history.

EXCERPT FROM “THE LEGACY OF EDEN” BY NELLE DAVY (provided by the publicist)

“It’ll end in tears,” they said, and secretly hoped.
In little over a year, my grandmother decided that her initial vision was completed enough to her satisfaction and she threw a party. My grandfather, Cal Sr., was relieved—he saw it as a peace offering. She let him believe that.
How can it be so easy for her? I thought, as I sat in my studio, my conversation with Ava repeating in a continuous loop through my head. She who, unlike me, spent years forcing herself to remember when I was struggling to forget. The light was beginning to die outside, eager lamps from the streets sharpening against the encroaching dark. I sat in the corner of my room, surrounded by the half-formed clay models, whose shadows threw deformed specters on the walls behind them. I could tell as we spoke that unlike me she did not see an arched sign hung between two columns of oak with the farm’s name written on it in curlicue black lettering or the gravel paths that wound through sculptured green lawns on which were planted pockets of flowers.

THE LEGACY OF EDEN is available wherever books are sold, and at www.MIRABooks.com.


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by Donna Grant

A Dark Guardian

Ebook Only

The Shields #1

February 28, 2012 Rerelease

Dear Reader -Have you ever wanted to travel through time with weapons crafted by the Fae themselves? To experience adventure so thrilling and dangerous you don’t know if you will live to see tomorrow? Now my men and I are faced with fighting creatures only thought to live in legend but which have been brought to Earth by evil bent on annihilating all the realms. That is my life – and I love it.At least I did until I found myself staring into the angelic, innocent face of Lady Mina of Stone Crest. In all the time I have led the Shields I have trusted my instinct to keep us alive, yet now I don’t know what to believe. Everything points to Mina as the evil summoning the creatures, but she proclaims her innocence.I should be able to see through her lies, if she is indeed lying, but my attraction to her blinds me to even that. The last time I found myself so lured to a woman, it nearly cost me the lives of my men. I cannot allow that to happen again. I won’t allow that to happen again.Yet every time she looks at me, begging me with those blue-green eyes to believe her, I find myself sinking further under her spell. Her mouth is a temptation mortal men will never know and her love will either bring me the peace I thought I’d never find – or the death I’ve managed, thus far, to avoid.

Hugh the Righteous

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Our Fate is in their hands.Earth is about to be annihilated by creatures spoken of only in myths and legends. The fabled race of the Fae have gathered together a group of warriors highly skilled and trained to defeat these creatures. These men come from different times and realms, giving their lives if necessary, to end the destruction of our world.

Dragonfyre Connected May 19, 2011 Rerelease
A Dark Guardian The Shields #1 February 28, 2012 Rerelease
A Kind of Magic The Shields #2 March 27, 2012 Rerelease
A Dark Seduction The Shields #3 April 24, 2012 Rerelease
A Forbidden Temptation The Shields #4 December 18, 2012 Rerelease
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Good morning,Tarah and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today….


TARAH: Thanks so much for having me, Tha! I’m pleased a punch to be here today.


 MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Tarah Scott?


TARAH: I grew up in the Southwest,Texas primarily, and moved to New Yorkf ifteen years ago. I have a teenage daughter, so there’s a possibility I won’t live through the next five years. (She’s starting to give me a run for my money.) We live in a small home an hour north of NYC. I love the Northeast—but am coming to hate the snow! That’s what happens when you get old.



 MBA&M: Can you tell our readers what some of the challenges are in writing an erotic historical time travel romance?


TARAH: Everything! One big challenge was making sure that the speech of the characters was different enough for readers to be aware of the time difference between the modern and historical characters without throwing readers out of the story. This element also came into play in keeping a unique voice between my American born heroine and her British love interest. What made the challenge even greater was that the historical character is Scottish, so this gave me three distinct speech patterns I had to be careful to maintain.


The other big challenge was my heroine’s reaction to her time traveling experiences. Labyrinth is more fantasy than paranormal, as we have magic instead of vampires and ghosts. The time traveling elements in Labyrinth are a result of enchantments and voodoo. Heh heh. More of the old meets new. In Labyrinth, Margot comes face to with this magic, something she’d never believed in, despite having grown up with backwater Southern voodoo. I worked very hard to keep her reactions realistic, yet bring her to the understanding that there are things one just can’t explain.




 MBA&M: What made you decide to write “Labyrinth,” if anything?


TARAH: I had Labyrinth on my mental drawing board for a couple of years before I started writing. I knew it would be a huge challenge (the very reason for my wanting to write the book,) yet I had sense enough to be afraid. HA!! I wanted to write something of a modern fairy tale. Fairy tales are the original Fantasy genre and delve with the darker more base elements of the human psyche.


Fairy tales like Cinderella and Snow White come with a charming prince who saves the princess with a kiss. I wondered what would happen if we switched that and had the princess save the prince. Of course, we can’t forget the kiss, but in today’s modern world, a kiss is a sweet gesture, and since fairy tales dig into our darker side, I couldn’t settle for anything quite so chaste. So I went much further in that my heroine can only save the hero by giving him her body. The rub is, he murders his lovers when they can’t free him from his spell. That won’t do for our heroine, Mississippi Deputy Sheriff Margot Saulnier.


As you can see, there are some twists and turns that lead Margot down a very dangerous path where nothing is as it seems.



MBA&M: Who do you believe is your greatest supporter and why?

TARAH: I have a couple of great supporters. My critique partners, Evan Trevane and Kimberly Comeau. We’ve been together for over ten years now and are devoted to one another. I can’t believe how lucky I am to have them in my life.


My daughter is also a great supporter. She loves writing (maybe as much as I do,) so she shares in my highs and lows with a compassion that touches me. I guess teenagers aren’t ALL bad. Heh heh.




 MBA&M: If you had to pick a hero, be it character, person, or animal who or what would it be and why?


TARAH: Wow! That’s a toughie. There are so many choices. If I’m to choose from a real life character, I’m struck with Martin Luther King Jr. He said something that I often remember; “I have a dream.” No one can aspire to change the world on anything less than a dream. No one can aspire to change their own lives without a dream. Sounds corny, I know, but I believe the philosophy applies to every aspect of life, and given that I’m a dreamer by nature…well, you get the idea.




MBA&M: In your latest story “Labyrinth”, the present collides with the past and a legend is born, how did you come up with this concept?


TARAH: This answer goes back to why I decided to write Labyrinth. Enchantments of all kinds fill fairy tales. I just couldn’t consider writing a fairy tale without one, which led me to combining the enchanted characters with modern characters here in this modern time. That meant I had to bring someone to life. And what better to bring to life than a legend?



 MBA&M: What is the weirdest piece of writing advice you got that actually worked for you?


TARAH: My mentor and critique partner Kim Comeau often writes the different threads of her novels separately. While I knew this worked very well for her, I found the idea completely foreign. I simply couldn’t imagine maintaining the momentum and connection between the characters with that method of writing. I couldn’t have been more wrong. (That’s why she’s the teacher and I’m the student. Heh heh.)



 MBA&M: Please tell our readers where to find you and where “Labyrinth” is available?


TARAH: Labyrinth is currently available at Amazon. For readers who might have a prime membership, Labyrinth is available as a free read for them. Anyone who doesn’t own a Kindle (believe it or not, I don’t!) you can still read Labyrinth on Kindle for PC or Mac, or your Kindle Cloud. No one misses out.















              Tarah, do you have anything to add?

Thank you so much for having me here today. It’s been a real pleasure visiting with you!


Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!!




Product Description(from amazon)

Yes, magic exists. Not the backwater voodoo witches practice where Mississippi Deputy Sheriff Margot Saulnier grew up. But the age-old black magic a woman weaves around a man that draws him under her spell. The kind Margot’s best friend used to kill her husband…and get away with it.
Margot chases her friend to Scotland, determined to prove her guilty of murder. No one will stop Margot. Not the SAS agent sent to watch her…and not the Scottish lord legend says murders his lovers when they cannot free him from the spell that has imprisoned him in Castle Morrison for three hundred years.
He’s just a legend.
And magick doesn’t exist.
This book is 155 pages long and is erotic romance.

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If you took a look at my nightstand, you would probably think that some seriously demented dude has been using it to stash all his personal belongings. Below a lamp sits a strange variety of items: a zombie novel, a Joker bobble-head, a Yoda figurine, printed out chapters of a novel that have been marked red with corrections, and a notebook filled with a combination of doodles, ideas, and characters. Even as I look at it, I can’t help but think to myself, “How the hell did I get all that stuff?” It’s no mystery really. Some of the items are things that I grew up with, characters that inspired me when I was young. The others are stories and ideas that have come from others that peek my interest and make me think. The rest have come out of my own mind and will, hopefully, inspire others in due time.

In December of 2010, I released my first horror novel, Fiend: The Manifestation, as an eBook. This took some of my friends and family by storm. One friend said to me over a cold beer, “Phil, you’re a history major with a Masters degree in English Second Language. Why are you writing scary books? Shouldn’t you be writing historical stuff?” My answer was simple. No, I shouldn’t. I tried my hand at writing historical documents in my undergraduate years, and I have to say my hat is off to anyone brave enough to tackle that field. No, writing history was not for me. It just wasn’t fun enough. What is fun is taking reality and adding something that shouldn’t be there. Adding something that makes your skin crawl and keeps you up at night. That was why I first got into writing short horror and paranormal stories. It was fun. Early on though, I figured out that if I was going to learn how to write this genre, I needed to dive into it and read as much as I could. A lot of what I came across was good, some of it was terrible. But one nagging truth stood out to me: most of it was stale. As I read different authors and touched on different subcategories, I found that I kept reading the same story. Sure, they had different titles and different authors, but the storyline and themes were so similar at times I couldn’t tell them apart. That was where Fiend: The Manifestation came into play. I decided I needed to try and come up with something that no one in horror had come across before. So, I set off to create a short story that was unlike any written before. Three years and over 130,000 words later, the short story had become the first two installments of a trilogy with The Manifestation being the first. I didn’t plan it that way, but I think that makes the story special. It literally has taken on a life of its own and has grown faster than I would have ever believed.

As he finished reading the manuscript for The Manifestation, my Dad asked me, “Did you make all this up or is any of it real?” Most of the novel is 100% fictional, but there are parts that are rooted in truth. The setting of the story, a town in Wisconsin, is based on an actual town called Minoqua. The historical basis of the evil entity is based on actual facts from European history, although fictional parts have been added for effect. And the characters in the story, although fictional in their own right, are all based on people I know and spend time with. It was fun to have those people come to me and say, “So…this guy Thomas in the story…is he kinda like me?” Why yes he is, buddy, and thanks for noticing!

I don’t know if The Manifestation is going to be a success or not. But, what I can say is that it has been the most fun I have had in a long time. Creating my own version of good and evil has given me insight into my own mind like I have never had before. Drawing on inspiration from my past and the people and events around me has given me a unique opportunity to come up with an idea that is truly one of a kind. But, like I said, I don’t know if it is a homerun yet. That is where the readers come in. So, interested in finding out how good it is? Want to see if I am telling the truth or just running my mouth? Check it out and let me know your thoughts. I dare you…


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Fiend Comes Out of The Shadows – “Fiend: The Manifestation” a New Type of Horror by Phil Bolos Bolos

Fiend – The Manifestation by Phil Bolos

Nothing much happens in the sleepy resort town of Larkin, Wisconsin. Until Adam, the town’s sheriff, begins having the same nightmare over and over. Is it a sign of things to come or is Adam just going insane?

When Adam is visited by a mysterious woman who only he can see, he realizes that things are about to get a little more harrowing in his small town. His dreams are visions of the future and it is up to him to keep his town safe from the terror that is about to unfold.

Fiend, is a gripping tale told by new author, Phil Bolos. Chilling and disturbing, Fiend will keep you turning the pages to discover who wins the gruesome, apocalyptic battle between good and evil.

Author Name:: Phil Bolos

 Author Website:: https://www.facebook.com/PhilBolosAuthor

Book Title:: Fiend: The Manifestation


 Publisher:: 10 Day Book Club

Release Date:: December 20, 2011

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Good morning Rosslyn, and welcome to My Book Addiction and More today…

It’s great to be here, thank you!

 MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Rosslyn Elliott?

ROSSLYN: Let’s see, good tidbits…my daughter and I are horse-lovers, and so we spend a lot of time each week around horses. It’s good exercise for both of us as I help out around the stable and she does equestrian vaulting. I also love working with music in children’s ministry. All three of us (my daughter, husband, and I) live in the southwesternUSA, but we have a major relocation coming up to move back closer to family in the southeast. In more ancient history, I have a BA fromYaleUniversityand a graduate degree in English fromEmoryUniversity. All that study of literature eventually led me back to my earliest passion: creative writing.


MBA&M: What made you decide to write about the Underground Railroad?

ROSSLYN: The Underground Railroad, a secret network for conducting escaping slaves to the North or Canada, was a very unusual aspect of American culture before the Civil War. Otherwise law-abiding Christian citizens would break the law of the time in order to serve what they felt was a higher obligation to free human souls. The reason I chose to write about it was entirely related to the Hanby family ofWesterville,Ohio. When I went to visit a small museum there that had once been the Hanbys’ home, I discovered an amazing story of love, faith and courage that had never been told in fictional form. And part of what attracted me to that story was the Hanbys’ involvement in the Underground Railroad, and the fact that they were willing to risk their safety and comfort for higher principles.


 MBA&M: How much research went into writing “Sweeter Than Birdsong”?

ROSSLYN: All of my novels have required quite a bit of research because I believe in immersing the reader in the texture of the historical time. I don’t think we can really walk in a character’s shoes unless we can see the buildings, see the tools, see the dishes and the lighting and the fireplaces, smell the odors around us, see the trees or the snow. And so, in order to bring those scenes to life, I have to do a lot of research into how things looked during that particular time period, what foods were common, and how the people of a certain social class lived. My research about the Hanby family was based primarily on two works by amateur historians, and some archival research in theWestervillepublic library.


MBA&M: What where some of the challenges in writing “Sweeter Than Birdsong”?

ROSSLYN: Sweeter than Birdsong was the first novel I ever wrote, but in its earliest form, it looked nothing like it does now. Because I grew so much as a writer over the years, I had to go back and rewrite the novel twice, both major rewrites, in order to get it up to the standard of my later work. It was a long haul, but I’m really happy with it now and grateful to my editors for their wise suggestions that helped me get the third draft in good shape.

MBA&M: The 19th century, was a difficult time for women, full of inspiration and heroes. Who would you say would be your hero of this century and why?

ROSSLYN: Wow, that is a good question. It’s hard not to immediately think of Abraham Lincoln, if heroes include men as well as women. But for women, I would choose Harriet Beecher Stowe, because she had such powerful convictions and worked hard to change the world in whatever way she could. In fact, the titles of the books in my series are taken from her hymn lyrics, “Still, still with thee.”

MBA&M: Share with our readers what the Underground Railroad did, who founded it and where some of the stops were, if you can? 

ROSSLYN: The most important thing to know is that the Underground Railroad did not involve trains. LOL! I know most people know that, but the name is so misleading that over the years, I’ve had a few people ask me about trains on the Underground Railroad. The reason the Underground Railroad got its name was that a fugitive slave ran across the Ohio River and his irate pursuers said that he had vanished so suddenly “he must have been taken away by an underground railroad.” We can’t point to a specific founder, and even tracing the history is hard because by its nature it had to be so secretive. Harriet Tubman is known for her work with it, of course. Both black and white Americans participated in the Railroad and used all kinds of tricks to help fugitives escape. Some houses had secret chambers. Sometimes fugitive men would dress as women so they could be veiled and pass unnoticed over the roads. Henry ‘Box’ Brown survived being mailed to the North in a large crate. The stops on the Railroad included any house that was a safe haven. Sometimes fugitives would travel by foot, other times by wagon or coach.


 MBA&M: What would be your favorite stop on the Underground Railway to visit?

ROSSLYN: Oh, this is easy. Hanby House! The home of the Hanby family still stands in Westerville, Ohio, where it’s open for tours. I feel almost a sense of reverence when I go in there, because writing novels inspired by real people is a serious responsibility. I also feel as if the Hanbys are long-lost friends or distant relatives, because I’ve spent so much time studying them and writing about them. But if I could go to a house that was a stop where I’ve never been, I would go to John Parker’s house in Ripley, Ohio. He was a real African-American hero who was tough as nails and conducted many people to freedom on the Railroad. His character in Sweeter than Birdsong was one of the most interesting parts to write.


 MBA&M: Rosslyn, please tell our readers where you can be found and where “Sweeter Than Birdsong” is available?

ROSSLYN: Sweeter than Birdsong is now available at most major book retailers. You can go straight to www.RosslynElliott.com to connect. If your local bookstore doesn’t have it, they can order it for you easily. It’s also available in electronic versions for e-readers.

I love to have readers stop by my hangouts on the internet. Come visit my website and blog at www.RosslynElliott.com. There’s a contact form on the site plus a comments section on the blog if you want to chat or ask a question. Then I’m always glad to see new people at my author page on Facebook, and I’m on Twitter @RosslynElliott. Come say hello!

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!

It is a pleasure—thanks for having me!



Paperback:400 pages

Publisher:Thomas Nelson (February 7, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-1595547866

Sweeter than Birdsong (February 2012)(from the author’s website)

Ben Hanby writes songs  by day: by night he works on the Underground Railroad. Kate Winter will be the first female graduate of Otterbein  College, but she hides a crippling secret beneath her beauty and intelligence. Ben casts Kate to sing in his new musicale for the college, but a scandal ignites a firestorm with her angry mother, who has social ambitions for her daughter. Will Kate find the courage to choose her own path, or remain trapped by her family secret?


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Good morning, Layton, and welcome to My Book Addiction and More and our readers today…

      MBA&M: Tell our readers a little about Layton Green,the author?

LAYTON: I attended law school in New Orleans and was a practicing attorney for the better part of a decade (even though I still resent having cut my hair for that first interview).  I have also been an intern for the United Nations, an ESL teacher in Central America, a bartender in London, a seller of cheap knives on the streets of Brixton, a door to door phone book deliverer, and the list goes downhill from there.


I have traveled to more than fifty countries, lived in a number of them, and have a burning desire to see every country, city, beach, moor, castle, cemetery, twisted street and far flung dot on the map.  The world’s religions, as well as all things spiritual and supernatural, have also been a lifelong interest. 

      MBA&M:  What made you decide to write a suspense/thriller?

LAYTON: Though I read about anything, I have always had a keen interest in suspense novels, and find that I love writing them as well.

       MBA&M: What where some of the challenges in writing “The Egyptian”?

LAYTON: The biggest challenge (thought it was fun an interesting) was delving into the science of biomedical gerontology.  I wanted to see for myself how science was coming along in the search for eternal life, and I read some fascinating books and journals on the subject.  But assimilating that and putting it into digestible form in a thriller was tough.

     MBA&M: What are some of your writing perks?

LAYTON: Great coffee, no dress code, no billable hours, and fantastic travel.

     MBA&M: What is something you hope your readers will learn by reading “The Egyptian”?

LAYTON: I hope readers learn a little bit about themselves as they ponder some of the questions presented in the novel, particularly concerning the search for eternal life.


    MBA&M: If you could go to a different era/time/or place where would it be and why?

LAYTON: Interesting question.  Maybe Paris in the 20s, ala Woody Allen!  Or maybe Prague a few hundred years ago.

       MBA&M: What are the top 3 reads that you feel influenced your writing style in writing suspense/thriller?

LAYTON: I’m not sure about my top three, but here are three authors that come to mind: Martin Cruz Smith, Michael Gruber, James Lee Burke.

     MBA&M: Now, Layton, please tell our readers where to find you and where “The Egyptian” is available?

 LAYTON: You can find me at www.laytongreen.com, on Facebook, and at  http://www.amazon.com/Layton-Green/e/B004FZX2NI/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_1




Publisher:First Ward (August 21, 2011)



THE EGYPTIAN: A Suspense/Thriller
At a mausoleum in Cairo’s most notorious cemetery, a mercenary receives a package containing a silver test tube suspended in hydraulic stasis.
An investigative reporter tracking rogue biomedical companies is terrified by the appearance of a mummified man outside her Manhattan apartment.
A Bulgarian scientist who dabbles in the occult makes a startling discovery in his underground laboratory.
These seemingly separate events collide when Dominic Grey and Viktor Radek, private investigators of cults, are hired by the CEO of an Egyptian biomedical firm to locate stolen research integral to the company’s new life extension product. However, after witnessing the slaughter of a team of scientists by the remnants of a dangerous cult thought long abandoned, Grey and Viktor turn from pursuers to pursued.
From the gleaming corridors of visionary laboratories to the cobblestone alleys of Eastern Europe to a lost oasis in the Sahara, Grey and Viktor must sift through science and myth to uncover the truth behind the Egyptian and his sinister biotech – before that truth kills them.
For fans of Douglas Preston, Steve Berry, Dan Brown and the X-Files.


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Good morning Caridad and welcome back to My Book Addiction and More today…

MBA&M: Tell those readers who may not know you a few tidbits about Caridad Pineiro? 

CARIDAD: I’m a mom, wife and writer.  I’ve been published for about 12 years now and it’s still exciting to see one of my books on a shelf or have a new release!  I write mostly paranormal romance and romantic suspense, but I have a number of contemporary romances in my backlist that I am getting ready to re-release.

MBA&M: What if anything made you write “Nocturnal Whispers” an erotic paranormal romance novella? 

CARIDAD: I was originally scheduled to do some paranormal romance Nocturne Bites, but the line transformed into Nocturne Cravings which are erotic paranormal romances.  I was a little hesitant at first since although my writing is very sexy and edgy, erotic was a whole new genre for me.  I have to say that I am thoroughly enjoying the challenge of writing these very very sexy, almost naughty, short stories.

MBA&M: What are some of the challenges in writing “Nocturnal Whispers”? 

CARIDAD: The biggest challenge was balancing the redemption of the hero, Lord Alec, with the very bad, very demanding villainess – the mummy.  Alec had definitely done a bad thing and I loved showing how he’s changed enough to not only learn how to love, but to make up for what he did.  As for the villainess, she was so bad, but I wanted you to root for her to have her happily-ever-after.  That was tough, but I think I pulled it off.

CARIDAD: Who,be it animal,character or person is your biggest hero?Why? 

CARIDAD: Man, that is such a tough question.  It’s like picking who is my favorite child!  If I had to choose, well, if I could pick two of them, it would be vampire Ryder Latimer (from THE CALLING vampire novels which return in late 2012 and will be transformed to the REBORN vampire novels in 2013) and Christopher Sombrosa from THE LOST.  Both are men who are uneasy being thrust into the hero mold and yet find the inner strength and courage to do the right thing.  I loved seeing the evolution of them in their stories.  As for Ryder, he is still evolving as readers will see in BORN TO SERVE, which launches the REBORN series in early 2013.

MBA&M: Caridad,which do you think is harder to write erotic paranormal romance or romantic suspense?Why?

CARIDAD: Both are tricky, but for me, the writing the shorter erotic novellas and having them be romances was much harder than a longer romantic suspense.  In the longer book you have the time for the sexual tension to build and have a reasonable first encounter between the hero and heroine.  With the shorter length and erotic element, it’s that much harder to create that immediate connection and have a believable romance.  I worked very hard to make that happen in my Nocturne Craving because for me, it’s all about the romance between the two.  The naughty, sexy bits are that much more enjoyable because you feel the emotion between the hero and heroine.

CARIDAD: How do you feel your writing has improved over the years? Why? 

 CARIDAD: I think that like anything else, the more you practice the better you get.  I think I’ve gotten much better at choosing the right action verbs, creating better similes and metaphors and understanding my characters better to create people to whom readers can really relate.  My goal in a story is to have the readers emotionally involved with the characters and make them feel as if they are real live people.  If I do that, I feel I’ve succeeded.

MBA&M:  If you could be anyone or anything, what or who would you want to be at this time in your life? Why? 

CARIDAD: If I could be anything, it would be a cat.  I’m so jealous of how mine can stretch or take a long nap in the warmth of the sunlight.  As for being someone else, I’m really kind of happy just being me, although I wish I was a me who had more time to write!

MBA&M: What are some of the lessons you have learned as an author and what advise would you give to inspiring writers? 

CARIDAD: My first and most important lesson:  Never give up.  I even have to tell myself that at times when things are going as I would like.  If you give up, you have zero chance of accomplishing your dreams.  Your dreams are the deepest wishes of your soul and you should always try to reach for them.

 MBA&M: Tell our readers where to find you and where “Nocturnal Whispers” is available? 

NOCTURNAL WHISPERS released on February 1 and is available online at all the various online booksellers.  I will also have THE VAMPIRE’S CONSORT out in April 2012 and NIGHT OF THE COUGAR in June 2012.  Both are erotic paranormal romance novellas.

Caridad, do you have anything you would like to add? 

 Just a big thank you and hug for having me here! 

 I love hearing from readers so please visit www.caridad.com <http://www.caridad.com/>  and drop me a line!

Thank you so much Caridad for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!!


 an erotic paranormal novella

Available February 2012


Harlequin Nocturne Cravings

Teaser(from the author’s website)

For over a century, Lord Alec Wright has been condemned to wander the Earth searching for a mummy he stole from an Egyptian tomb. Cursed to see all his loved ones die, he also must endure the spirit that tortures him with unrelenting arousal every night until he atones for his crime.

After years of searching, Alec has finally found what he seeks—but museum curator Kate Morton stands his way. The mummy’s spirit is affecting her as well, driving her wild with desire. It is the perfect opportunity for Alec to seduce Kate and obtain the artifact. But in his quest to end his torment, will Alec wind up losing his heart?




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Hello, Elisabeth and welcome to My Book Addiction and More!!

Hi, thank you so much for having me!

MBA&M: Please tell our readers a few tidbits about Elisabeth Staab?

ELISABETH: Let’s see. I’m an at-home parent by day, and an author whenever I can squeeze it in. My other favorite things outside of that are music, coffee, good friends, and lately I’m really hooked on the TV show Glee. Probably because it’s about music and good friends. Also, there’s often coffee.

MBA&M: What made you decide to write “King of Darkness”?

ELISABETH: You know, at first it was sort of just something I wanted to try. I’d gotten so hooked on paranormals that I blew through series after series. I didn’t know what I wanted to read next, and my husband wanted that answer to be “nothing” because I was buying so many books! One night I had this image in my head that would end up being the opening scene for King of Darkness. I had written all my life but never seriously. I still remember when I said to my best friend “I think I’m going to write a novel.” He kind of smiled and said, “Yeah, good luck with that. I’ve started a bunch of them and haven’t finished one yet.”

MBA&M: Can you tell us a scene out of “King of Darkness” that stands out in your mind? Why?

ELISABETH: I always come back to two scenes in my mind. First, the first time Thad sees Isabel from across a crowded club. It’s not a love at first sight thing, exactly, but he’s blown away by her. Something in his gut tells him she’s “the one,” but then she turns and runs away. And I also really dig the first time Thad and Isabel make love, because even though it’s a case of attraction first, love later in this particular story, they really do start to connect there. They just don’t really acknowledge it fully to themselves.

MBA&M: What do you feel the appeal of “Vampires” is to readers?

ELISABETH: The concept of the “dark hero” is one that a lot of folks respond to in fiction. A good guy who’s a little bit hotter because there’s a dark, forbidden element to his persona that adds excitement. I think the reasons readers are into vampires are as many and varied as the readers themselves. Some like the fangs, some like the alpha male-ness, some like the fact that there’s a more primal element to the hero. He growls! He bites! As a writer, I like that an actual physical connection gets created between the two lovers. It’s not just falling in love emotionally, a physical bond is created. Not to mention, there’s an added element of danger and suspense, when your hero needs blood—potentially, specifically, his love interest’s blood—to survive in the story.

MBA&M: What do you feel the appeal of Paranormal Romance is to readers?

ELISABETH: It takes fiction to the nth degree in terms of imagination. You’re no longer limited by your hero’s humanity, he can literally be *anything*. He can have wings, or scales, or turn into a wolf when the moon gets full. Which can turn out to be fortuitous because it’s the time when his heroine is being kidnapped by the evil villain and the wolf chews the villain’s leg off and saves her. They can live on any planet, in any dimension. I think it’s escape in every sense, and it really takes fiction out of the box. I did a guest blog post recently where I had readers build their own fictional paranormal boyfriend, and people seemed to have a lot of fun with it. When I write paranormal, it’s often about a world that exists in an urban setting right under humans’ noses because that’s fun for me—the idea that when I’m getting my gas at 7-11, the burly guy on the Harley over there is really a vampire gassing up before he goes to look for more enemy wizards, I think that’s a fun fantasy. Maybe I just never grew up.

MBA&M:  If you could switch places with any of the characters in “King of Darkness” who would it be and why?

ELISABETH: That’s a tough one. I love all of my characters so much. I think Siddoh, one of my secondary characters who you’ll begin to see more of in future books after King of Darkness. He’s misunderstood sometimes. I like him an awful lot.

MBA&M: What are some of the lessons you have learned as an author?

ELISABETH: Wow. I’ve learned so many. I think the biggest is to keep learning because I know a TON more about being a good writer than I did when I started out, but there are a billion more things for me to learn. I try to read books, take classes, etc. as much as I can squeeze it into my schedule. My critique partner, he’s been writing as a career for 20 years and he still does that. I figure if he does, then I should also.

MBA&M: Who do you feel is your greatest hero, be it person or character?

ELISABETH: My husband, definitely. It takes a lot of fortitude to be a writer’s spouse, especially when you’ve got young children. No way could I be successful without his support, and that means the world to me.

         Elisabeth, do you have anything to add?

ELISABETH: I’ve been getting a lot of questions about book 2. Prince of Power, Anton and Tyra’s story, is set to release in January of 2013.

Thank you for visiting with My Book Addiction and More and our readers today!!

ELISABETH: Thank you so much for having me on your blog, I really appreciate it!






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KING OF DARKNESS by Elisabeth Staab

Book one of the dark, edgy Chronicles of Yavn is available for pre-order at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and pretty much anywhere books can be ordered).

)King of Darkness Book Cover

“Action-packed and sexually charged, this book will draw you in from the opening scene. (4.5 stars)”
–Romantic Times Book Reviews
” They broaden the focus and provide intriguing teasers for further books in this promising new paranormal series.” –Publisher’s Weekly


Scorned by the vampire community for her lack of power, Isabel Anthony lives a carefree existence masquerading as human—although, drifting among the debauched human nightlife, she prefers the patrons’ blood to other indulgences. But when she meets the king of vampires this party girl’s life turns dark and dangerous.


Dead-set on finding the prophesied mate who will unlock his fiery powers, Thad Morgan must find his queen before their race is destroyed. Their enemies are gaining ground, and Thad needs his powers to unite his subjects. But when his search leads him to the defiant Isabel, he wonders if fate has gotten it seriously wrong…

Mass Market Paperback:352 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 7, 2012)


ISBN-13: 978-1402263156

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Kathryne Kennedy is a critically acclaimed, best-selling, award-winning author of magical romances. She welcomes readers to visit her website where she has ongoing contests at www.kathrynekennedy.com. She’s lived in Guam, Okinawa, and several states in the U.S., and currently lives with her wonderful family in Arizona, where she is working on the next book in her Relics of Merlin series, Everlasting Enchantment.


Hello Wendy and team! It’s a pleasure to be here at My Book Addiction and More to talk about some of the challenges I faced when writing the fantasy romance in my series, The Elven Lords.

The first words that sprang to my mind when I read your question about what challenges I face when writing fantasy romance were: weaving, focus and believability.

I’ll start with the last, because I have to think of that the moment I start writing any book. How do you make an England that has been invaded by elven lords from another world believable? How do you make a character with superhuman powers, pointed ears, and a perfect physique believable enough for readers to fall in love with?

I face similar challenges in every book I write, and the way I try to overcome this obstacle is by making a connection with the reader…and myself. Because I have to believe in the world and characters in order to share that belief with others. So, how do I make that connection?

Primarily with details, and this is where focus becomes important. I have to be in the story when I write. I have to see the characters in my mind. So I involve all of my senses. What I can see, taste, smell, feel, etc. This makes a connection. And then there are the emotions. If I can connect with what my character is feeling, he will become a real person to me, and hopefully to my readers. No matter how extraordinary my characters are, if they possess feelings I can relate to, and goals and motivations that are realistic to me, they become believable.

Focus is critical as I have to get back into their heads before they can move forward in a scene. Their personalities grow with each page and any decision or action they take is based on their choices, not mine. So even something as minor as walking across a room, or as major as making love, has to be in their character, with their motivation and purpose.

I always have a general idea of the plot—where the story will take me—and I have a general idea of my character’s strengths and weaknesses. But the story itself unfolds as I write, and I have to see each scene in my head—I have to be in that scene—before I can get it down in words. If I can’t visualize it, I can’t write about it. I can’t pass along that vision to my reader.

I also use details of the history of the world to make a connection with reality to make the world believable, and this is where weaving becomes important. I have to take the fantasy elements and the romance elements and weave them together as part of the overall plot. And because I use history as a backdrop, I have to add this third element into the pattern. The best way to show you how I do this is by example, so here’s an excerpt from The Lord of Illusion to show you what I mean:

As if she had conjured him with a thought, Imperial Lord Roden entered the room, frighteningly resplendent in cloth of gold, the skirt of his coat swirling about him as if caught in some invisible wind. Gold thread had also been woven in the lace at his throat and sleeves, even finer strands creating the design of a dragon in the clocks of his hose. His long white hair flowed down his back like a river of sparkling silver, his pointed ears peeking through the strands of it. Large golden faceted eyes surveyed the room, only the malignant expression on his face robbing it from glorious beauty.

Silence enveloped the room at his entrance. He appeared to enjoy it.

I hope you found it interesting to discover some of the challenges I face in writing fantasy romance, and the way I approach them. I would love to hear from readers about how they connect with a story! And thanks a million for visiting with me today!

As Always, My Magical Best,


 Thank you Kathryne, for visting with us and our readers today.It is a pleasure to have you visit with us!!!


Mass Market Paperback:448 pages

Publisher:Sourcebooks Casablanca (February 7, 2012)



ISBN-13: 978-1402236549


He’ll do anything to save her…
Rebel Lord Drystan Hawkes dreams of fighting for England’s freedom from the endless evils of the Elven Lords. He gets his chance when he finds a clue to opening the magic portal to Elfhame, and he must race to find the slave girl who holds the key to the mystery. But even as Drystan rescues Camille Ashton from Dreamhame Palace, it becomes unclear exactly who is saving whom.

For the fate of humankind lies with Camille…

Enslaved for years in a realm where illusion and glamour reign, Camille has learned to trust nothing and no one. But she’s truly spellbound when she meets Drystan–a man different from any she’s ever known, and the force of their passion may yet be strong enough to banish the Elven Lords from this world forever.

Praise for The Lord of Illusion

“The world sings with vivid imagery and fantastic magic, and all the previous characters join forces in a thrilling final fight for humankind.” —Publishers Weekly Starred review

“The hero and heroine are also out of the ordinary, and while this novel remains true to romance-genre mores, Kennedy infuses it with unexpected plot twists that will keep fantasy readers enthralled, too.” —Booklist Starred review

“Superb writing and a fast-moving plot combined with magical passion make this a real page-turner!” —RT Book Reviews 4 ½ Stars and Top Pick of the Month



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