February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #2 “ What is your choice: traditional publishing or self-publishing?”

Romance/Erotica Author Interview
Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 2nd question is “What is your choice: traditional publishing or self-publishing?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I have opted for self-publishing because it allows me freedom and flexibility.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

There are benefits to both! As a new writer I prefer to publish traditionally while I learn more about this. Eventually, I would love to try out self-publishing!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

As part of an indie press, I do a little bit of everything. Personally, I think Indie Publishing is the way to go. I know there’s still a bit of a stigma around self-publishing but it’s a smart business decision. BUT I also understand wanting someone to help you along the way which is why we created Amphibian Press. To offer services as well as a trusted way to get their books into the world. 

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

Depends on the project, but I tend to prefer the freedom of indie publishing since I write marginalized characters.

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Great question because I am self-publishing. For me, this has been the right choice because I am able to have more control over my work (from the storyline to cover selection).

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Right now, I’m enjoying my journey self-publishing, but every author is different. There’s no right or wrong way, I support which ever approach works for the author to get the story published.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

I think a lot of what I do anyway would fall under the indie category, so probably publishing on my own would be less of a hassle. However, I can see the benefits of having a publisher, at least being under a brand of sorts.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I’m a hybrid author with an indie-published paranormal romance series and a new romantic suspense series coming out in July with a small press, Soul Mate Publishing. I think both routes offer advantages so it’s important for each author to find what works best for them individually.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I’m traditionally published with small presses right now, but I’ve recently received my rights back to two novellas, so I plan on self-pubbing them soon. I like writing for small presses because they accept a broad range of stories. In time, I would like to land a contract with an agent and/or a major publishing house.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

 Self

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

My own personal choice was to self-publish for a number of reasons, most notably so I could be in complete control of every aspect of the process.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I am currently a self-published author and definitely enjoy and appreciate it.  But I would also love being a hybrid author, both traditionally and self-published if that option became available in the future.

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Best regards,

Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview Answer #1 “What is your favorite trope in romance?”

Romance/Erotica Author Interview
Romance/Erotica Author Interview

Hello everyone! It’s time to reveal the answers for all 12 questions answered by 12 author participants in the February Group Author Interview, in the 12 genres, 12 authors, 12 months and 12 questions series! The support from Romance/Erotica authors was amazing as we have 12 authors participating in this group author interview.

If you are an author and would like to participate in our upcoming interviews, check out this link, sign up and get your fans to ask their questions to the participating authors! The goal of this author interview is to increase the engagement between readers and authors, and to expose authors to new group of readers.

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So, the 1st question is “What is your favorite trope in romance?”

1) Author #1 : Chloe S. Flanagan

I love the charm and awkward forced closeness of the fake relationship trope. These stories have the potential to be hilarious or painful, but also sweet and heartwarming.

2) Author #2: Olena Kagui

This is a tough question. Although it’s overused, I do enjoy the anti-hero trope just because there’s something so appealing about falling in love with someone for the wrong reasons. It may be cliche but no matter how many books like this I read, I am always hooked!

3) Author #3: Angela Breen

I like the classic hate/disdain to love. Like you see in Jane Austin’s Pride & Prejudice. I like the idea that taking the time to understand people can make them grow on you. Whether in friendship or in a romantic way.

4) Author #4: Victoria Spencer

I’m a huge fan of second-chance romances and enemies-to-lovers! I’ve lived through a few second-chances myself and I adore the angst and drama of it all!

5) Author #5: Erin Lynne 

Such a hard question because this depends on my mood. Lately I have been into the Enemies to Lovers trope because I love the push and pull of emotions between the characters, and of course, the passion! 

6) Author #6: Victoria Grant

Enemies to Lovers. I adore having my main characters get into spirited arguments because this deepens their emotions and increases the tension between them. It also gets them to view each other in a different and unsettling way. These are always such fun to write and read.

7) Author #7: Marie Lavender

Second chances or a friends-to-lovers theme.

8) Author #8: Jennifer Carole Lewis

I love a good Alpha Protector story, but also enjoy Forced Proximity/Survival Situations and Mistaken Identity stories. I adore newly met couples vs the world type adventures.

9) Author #9: Amber Daulton

I don’t really have one, but I do seem to write a lot about second chances. You know the drill: the H/h fell in love years ago, broke up due to a misunderstanding, and reunite when they are finally strong enough to chase after their dreams.

10) Author #10: J. Grayland

 Suspense/erotic

11) Author #11: Nicole Highland

I absolutely love a good second-chance romance story. Even though things didn’t work the first time around, it’s so satisfying to see two characters finally receive their HEA.

12) Author #12: Renata Sterling

I seem to gravitate more toward the friends to lovers romance trope than anything else.

Stay tuned for the next post. Be sure to follow this website via email to get notified when new posts are being made.

Best regards,

Jasveena

Founder of International Book Promotion

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #12 Renata Sterling


Renata Sterling

Jala Summers, pen name for author, Renata Sterling, grew up with either her nose in a book or absorbed in a movie. This fascination with story led to her love of storytelling and interest in creating stories of her own.

Unable to remain planted in any genre for too long, she enjoys writing anything from Contemporary Fiction, Paranormal Fiction, and Sci-Fi. And though her writing interests vary, for Jala Summers, nothing beats a really good romance. 

Her titles include a series of Romance shorts – Summers Shorts – as well as a new Summer Heat series of spicy erotic fiction. 

http://www.jalasummers.com

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #11 Nicole Highland

Nicole Highland

Nicole Highland is an American author from Fort Wayne, Indiana. Best known for her love of a good love story, her passion for writing, and her limitless ability to daydream, Highland strives to always conjure up a story her readers won’t soon forget. Highland developed a passion for writing in her early teens when she took an interest in expressing herself through poetry, and writing short stories, and the rest is (written) history.

http://www.nicolehighlandwrites.com

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #10 J.Grayland

J.Grayland

Author J.Grayland likes to fill her books with a little bit of everything, Romance, suspense, Thriller, Action and travel. She loves to take her readers on an emotional journey that leaves them craving for more. Finally making her dream come true with her debut novel Freedom in 2017 followed by Twisted Freedom in 2018 and the final book Forever Free in 2018.

http://authorjgrayland.wordpress.com

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #9 Amber Daulton

Amber Daulton

Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats. 
Amber lives in North Carolina with her husband and four demanding cats. 

https://amberdaultonauthor.blogspot.com/

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #8 Jennifer Carole Lewis



Jennifer Carole Lewis

Jennifer Carole Lewis is a full-time mom, a full-time administrator and a full-time writer of paranormal romance, which means she is very much interested in speaking to anyone with a functional time-travel device.

She is a member of the Ottawa Romance Writers’ Association and the Romance Writers of America. She is a devoted comic book geek and Marvel movie enthusiast. She spends far too much of her precious free time watching TV, especially police procedural dramas. Her enthusiasm outstrips her talent in karaoke, cross-stitch and jigsaw puzzles. She is a voracious reader of a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction and always enjoys seeking out new suggestions.

You can find more about Jennifer Carole Lewis and her books at http://www.jclewis.ca, including her monthly Heroine Fix about the strong female characters who inspire her writing and her monthly Hidden Diamond feature about authors who write amazing paranormal romance and romantic suspense. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter (@jclewisupdate) and Instagram (Jennifer_Carole_Lewis).

http://pastthemirror.com/

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #7 Marie Lavender


Marie Lavender

Multi-genre author of Victorian romance, UPON YOUR RETURN, and 23 other books. Reached the Top 10 Authors list on AuthorsDB.com for the last 4 years. Featured interview in the January 2018 issue of Womelle Magazine. The Heiresses in Love Trilogy made the TOP 10 on the Anthology category on the 2018 P&E Readers’ Poll, and BLOOD INSTINCTS reached TOP 10 status in the Romance category. Voted TOP BLOGGER for 2018 on the Romance Lives Forever Blog. TOP 20 Authors of 2018 on Amy’s Bookshelf Reviews blog. DIRECTIONS OF THE HEART was nominated and made it past the first round in the 2018 Author Academy Awards.

Marie Lavender lives in the Midwest with her family and two cats. She has been writing for a little over twenty-five years. Since 2010, Marie has published 24 books in the genres of historical romance, contemporary romance, romantic suspense, paranormal romance, dramatic fiction, fantasy, science fiction, mystery/thriller, literary fiction and poetry. She has also contributed to several anthologies. Her current published series are The Heiresses in Love Series, The Eternal Hearts Series, The Magick Series, The Code of Endhivar Series and The Blood at First Sight Series.

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #6 Victoria Grant

Victoria Grant

Born in England to a Lawrence Welk-loving mum and a Monty Python-loving dad – tea drinkers all – we moved to Canada when I was seven. My love of words and a creative imagination prompted English teachers to urge me to write for a living, especially after I received a letter from the Prime Minister who thanked me for writing to him!  That was pretty awesome for a twelve-year-old! 

Through the years, I wrote all types of stories while I earned a living as an Administrative Assistant in various businesses including a bank, a car rental firm, an ice cream company, and a pharmaceutical manufacturer. I was more than a little peeved when I discovered none of them gave out free samples! I went on to own a Wedding Coordination business for six years (talk about romance!), all the while being happily married to the love of my life.

These interesting jobs plus wedded bliss gave me oodles of ideas for romantic plot lines, tall, dark and handsome heroes and feisty, beautiful heroines, and, of course, the happily ever afters. 

So amidst endless cups of strong tea while Cole Porter tunes and the dead parrot sketch whirl around in my brain, I write romances with a dollop of humour. I have an irresistible need to create captivating characters whose lives I can make completely miserable before giving them their happy ending.

I currently live in Mississauga and spend time with family and friends, and struggle daily with the wine and chocolate that somehow magically appear in my house…

https://www.victoriagrantromance.com/

http://mybook.to/StrandedinLove

February Romance/Erotica Author Interview: Author #5 Erin Lynne

Erin Lynne

I am an indie author and my first romantic comedy book comes out in April! 

www.erin-lynne.com

https://angelabreenwrites.wordpress.com