Tuesday, August 8, 2017

#GiveAway #Interview ~ Summer of Seduction Anthology ~ @Sher_V @CandiFox @izzySzyn

Summer of Seduction
An Anthology
By Candi Fox, Louisa Bacio, Bobbi Romans, Monica Corwin, Audra Hart, Shakir Rashaan, AM Halford, 
Sheri Velarde, Izzy Szyn

These fabulous authors are offering wonderful giveaways. There are Amazon Gift Cert's, ebooks, and a print book of Summer of Seduction up for Grabs. Please use the RaffleCopter below to enter. You may increase your chances of wining by visiting the other tour stops. You may find those locations here

Interview with Sheri Velarde:

Crystal: Today I have the pleasure of hosting Sheri Velarde. Welcome Sheri! I'm so happy to have you here today.  Would you share a little bit about yourself with us today?

Sheri: Hi everyone, my name is Sheri Velarde. I write primarily romance of all heat levels, though I have been expanding my writing horizons with some horror and fantasy pieces. I live in New Mexico with my husband and our two dogs. When I’m not working my day job or writing, I love to read, paint, watch movies, and exercise. You can keep up with my on my website: authorsherivelarde.weebly.com.

Crystal: Do you have a favorite scene you would like to share with us?

Sheri: Well, my favorite scene from Mikhail’s American Adventure is pretty steamy, so I will share another favorite that shows the connection between family.
Upon seeing his brother and his new bride standing and waiting in the airport, he rushed to them and enveloped them in a great big embrace. He missed Alexander more than he would ever admit out loud. Men in their family didn’t show much emotion. He and his brother had always been the exceptions, but Mikhail still held so much in.

“Can’t breathe,” Anna, his sister-in-law, squeaked. Her voice broke Mikhail’s train of thought, and he lessened the pressure, so she could continue. “Just because you are a bear, doesn’t mean you have to give bone crushing bear hugs.”
Laughing, Mikhail squeezed hard before letting them go. “That is exactly what it means. Didn’t Alexander explain that to you? You really should have done more research before shacking up with this guy.”
Anna rolled her eyes, mumbling something about “obnoxious Russians” under her breath. Alexander, on the other hand, just laughed, embracing Mikhail again and giving his own bear hug. “Good to see you brother! It has been too long. We have not seen you since the wedding.”
“I don’t know if you know this, but these airplane things fly both ways. You need to come home and visit soon. Mother and Father miss you. Not to mention the clan wants to meet your witchy wife and small one. Speaking of, where is the little one? I can’t wait to meet her.”
“She is with my friends, Rachel and Kevin. Remember them?” Anna answered, before lowering her voice. “She sometimes gets overexcited in big crowds and cannot control her powers yet, so we are careful about where we take our little Natalia.”
“A trouble maker like her father? Mother and Father could never take Alexander anywhere either, still can’t but for different reasons.” Mikhail laughed as they headed out of the airport.

Crystal: Where did you come up with the idea for your latest release?

Sheri: Mikhail’s American Adventure stemmed from my hot holiday themed romance, Not So Silent Night. Mikhail is mentioned in that book and I thought it was time to revisit my werebears. This is just a very naughty short that will lead Mikhail to his own book very soon!

Crystal: What are you currently working on?

Sheri: Right now I am working an epic fantasy piece, with two strong female leads. I am also working a very steamy m/m hockey romance and my next romantic fantasy novel, Quest for Self. Always busy!

Crystal: Do you have any special routine that you follow when you are writing? 

Sheri: Not really, with working a day job, trying to stay healthy despite some health issues, spending time with family and taking care of my household, I basically write when I have time. Some days I write in the mornings, but often I find the most time at night, which works out well since I feel more creative at night as well.

Crystal: Did you have to do a lot of research for this book or any other? If so do you have a fascinating fact that you have learned you would like to share with us?

Sheri: I didn’t really have to research this story too much. All the research on werebears had been done for Not So Silent Night and I have personally spent time in Washington, DC, so that was an excellent setting for my piece. I did do some research on private sex clubs, though of course I took liberty with what goes on there with my story. I don’t know if I can share any of that research without making myself and others blush, but suffice it to say some steamy things happen at private clubs!
Crystal: Who are some of your favorite authors that you like to read?

Sheri: Lately I have been pretty obsessed with Joe Hill, but I have finished all of his work. I also like to read his dad, Stephen King. I have also been on a YA reading binge of late. Then of course I love JK Rowling, the Harry Potter books are my feel good books. Every year I reread the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. I also try to find new indie authors and read as many of them as I can.

Crystal: Is there a genre you haven't written that you would like to try?

Sheri: I already dabble in a lot of genres. I have written all manner of romance, from erotica to romantic fantasy, I have tried my hand at horror and fantasy. I would really like to try some science fiction, maybe some historical romance, and I really want to try to write some steampunk one of these days.
About the Book: 
"Avoid the burn, but savor the heat of the season! Kick back in the shade with your copy of Nine Hot Authors – Nine Sexy Tales of Summer Sizzle!

“Sugar’s Salvation” by Candi Fox 
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“Dry Heat” by Louisa Bacio
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“A Summer Tryst” by Bobbi Romans
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
Windows and Doors By Monica Corwin
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“Primal Heat” by Audra Hart
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“GFE Interrupted” by Shakir Rashaan
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“Summer Fever in a Tent” by A.M. Halford
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“Mikhail's American Adventure” by Sheri Velarde
☆。☆。☆ 。☆。☆
“Kassie’s Seduction” by Izzy Szyn

Featuring an exotic array of genres to tempt even the pickiest of palates! Come, join the erotic adventure of “A Summer of Seduction"
Amazon Buy Link

About the Authors: 
Candi Fox:

Candi Fox, co-host of the wildly popular radio show Candi and Company with over 900 thousand listeners began her venture in the paranormal at the tender age of two, when she witnessed her first apparition. From that moment on the paranormal seemed to follow her. No matter where she moved, the house she lived in the house next door, or the house down the street always seemed to be haunted.

She often wondered if she drew the spirits to her. Little did she know that she was indeed a magnet of sorts. It wasn't until she was in her late twenties that she found people who could not only explain her gifts, but would also help her hone them. Armed with this new knowledge she began to openly explore hauntings and other paranormal phenomena.

Growing up in Indiana lent her the opportunity to explore many famous haunted places including the Hannah House, which was once part of the Underground Railroad. A little over two years ago she moved to Tulsa, OK and has began to explore the haunted landscape in a new state.

Candi lives with her husband, and furry children in Tulsa. She is passionate about the occult, saving and rehabilitating horses, horseback riding, magic, all things mystical and has her Reiki Mastery.

She uses her own paranormal experiences as well as her own life traumas to write from a grounded and realistic perspective about subjects that are hard to talk about and even harder to feel for yourself.

Social Links: 
Facebook | Amazon |Website | Facebook | Blog |
Twitter | Instagram

Louisa Bacio:

A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits, guinea pigs and geckos. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.

Social Links: 
Website  | Facebook | Twitter | Newsletter 
Bobbi Romans:

She's a Mom, BamMaw, Aunt and loves to write, cook, and be both crafty and thrifty. Oddities include, marring people and moons ago, being on a talk show. *wink*

Bobbi writes a little bit of everything to find her available books, check out her Amazon page. To read reviews of her stories, check out her Goodreads page.

To find Bobbi herself she's on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Goodreads, and had her blog located at, Bobbi Roman's Yakpad!

She loves to hear from readers so feel free to drop her a line.

Monica Corwin:

Monica Corwin is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author. She is an outspoken writer attempting to make romance accessible to everyone, no matter their preferences. As a Northern Ohioian, Monica enjoys snow drifts, three seasons of weather, and a dislike of Michigan football. Monica owns more books about King Arthur than should be strictly necessary. Also typewriters...lots and lots of typewriters.

You can find her on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/monicacorwin, on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/monica_corwin, on the web at: http://www.monicacorwin.com. Monica Corwin is also on Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/rosetyper9.

If you want up to date information on releases be sure to follow her here on Amazon or you can join her newsletter: http://madmimi.com/signups/267423/join

Audra Hart:

Audra Hart is a southern gal with plenty of life experience, which has lent itself to a colorful and somewhat naughty imagination. An avid reader from a very young age who enjoys a wide array of genres, Audra truly loves to read and write sexy paranormal romance novels and strives to write romantic tales which are so exciting, so hot and so moving that her readers can gleefully escape their daily concerns while immersed in her fictional universe. As a lifelong fan of the Happily Ever After, Audra strives to give her readers true moments of joy within the pages of her books. The heroines in these stories are always strong and sensual survivors who find themselves bonded to powerful and sexy alpha-male heroes.

If you enjoy paranormal romance loaded with tons of action, in and out of the bedroom, as well as a fresh twist on mythology and folklore, then Audra Hart is the author for you. If you enjoy well developed characters, intricate plots and surprising twists... check out these stories! All of Audra's novels are written to be enjoyed by adults only. 

You can always find Audra on FB at: https://www.facebook.com/AudraHartWritesRomance?ref=aymt_homepage_panel
Shakir Rashaan:

Shakir Rashaan is the Bestselling author of In Service to the  Senator, the Nubian Underworld series and the Kink, P.I. Series. His other projects include upcoming releases Unthinkable, The Devil's All-American, and SAMOIS: Book four/ Chronicles of the Nubian Underworld. Other Projects are in development for later publication under P.K. Rashaan. If you want to read more, visit ShakirRashaan.com

A.M. Halford:

A.M. Halford lives in Southern Oregon and enjoys spending as much time outside as she possibly can. Her partner and her often find themselves hiking with their two dogs when the weather permits it. Fishing, camping, and photography are also activities she greatly enjoy. If the weather doesn’t permit going outside she likes to curl up with a sketch book and draw whatever comes to mind.

A.M. Halford got into writing as an outlet for personal therapy and has since expanded that into a hobby and profession that she enjoys. She often writes down anything that comes to mind, combing through the ideas and expanding on plots that sound the most interesting. She likes to write believable relations between people overcoming unfair hardships set before them. She always loves a happy ending and no matter the hell her characters go through they’ll always get their forever person.

Social Links: 
Website | Facebook | Twitter | Tumblr | Goodreads |
Bookstrand | Amazon

Sheri Velarde:

Sheri Velarde lives in New Mexico with her husband and their two dogs
Being an avid reader since an early age, she has wanted to be a writer for as long as she can remember. She has been writing all her life, but only recently started to actually try to pursue her dream of writing for a living. She specializes in all things paranormal and that go bump in the night. Her heart truly lies in exploring unknown worlds or adding the supernatural to our world. If it goes bump in the night or has magical connotations, Sheri writes about it. She writes everything from sweet romances to horror stories sure to scare you.

She is constantly putting out new material with various publishers, so it is best to keep up with her on her website www.authorsherivelarde.weebly.com.

In her spare time Sheri is an artist, jewelry designer, independent comic writer/artist and freelance non-fiction writer. Hiking in the mountains, going to live concerts, art openings, museums, watching movies, playing games, and hosting intimate dinner parties.

Social Links: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Amazon

Izzy Szyn:

New York Times Bestselling Author Izzy Szyn was born in May of 2014 when a friend dared her to write. Born and raised in Detroit, Mi. Izzy now lives in Oklahoma City with her furchild Misty, the friendliest Chihuahua/Terrier you will ever meet. Currently works in a call center, where she writes in between phone calls. 

Izzy loves to keep in touch with her readers. Email her at izzyszyn@gmail.com.

Social Links:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

1 comment:

  1. Fun interview. I've had that same conversation about how roads go in both directions, lol.