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Romance in the Spotlight: Tiara Giles

Question & Answer

  • What was the simplest romantic gesture you’ve ever received?

    My now boyfriend waited patiently for me to gather my emotions, and listened carefully as I tried to explain how scared I was of falling for him. Just the simple act of patience was a big deal for me.

 

  • What was the hardest scene you’ve ever written?

    The scene where I had to write a verbally abusive mom.

 

  • Who’s your favorite character? Why?

Dallas from my second book. That’s a southern gentleman at it’s finest with a big soft heart.

 

  • If you could, how would you help the Indie Writers Community?

Make it easier for people to get noticed probably and teach everyone about using social media, such as Instagram and YouTube.

 

  • Why did you choose your genre?

If I’m being strictly honest. When I was a teen I wrote romance as an escape from a rough reality. Then when I was an adult, I wrote my current genre in hopes that people could relate to the things I felt.

 

  • What was the first romance novel you read?

 

Girl

 

  • Name one song that always makes your writing playlist.

I listen to whatever gets me in the mood to write. Japanese City Pop and Jazz tend to constantly show up as I put words down.

 

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All About Tiara

Tiara is a cheese and hobby loving, Mississippi woman residing in South Korea. She’s an alumni of Mississippi State University and teaches English as a Foreign Language to wonderfully energetic children. She’s a member of Delta Xi Phi Multicultural Sorority inc., a dancer, a YouTuber, and a writer of love. Fictitious Love.

 

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Romance in the Spotlight: Eliza David

Question & Answer

  • What was the simplest romantic gesture you’ve ever received?Every time my husband buys me something on my Amazon wish list just because, or makes me sleep in so he can manage the kids is my idea of romance. Those simple gestures warm my heart.

 

  • What was the hardest scene you’ve ever written?It would have to be from the fourth installment of my Cougarette series (first book is Permafree on Kindle, BTW!). My MC CeeCee is in an abusive relationship during this point of the series, and writing those scenes were harsh, to say the least.

 

  • Who’s your favorite character? Why?I would have to say R&B singer King Smith from The Follow series. He is a layered man who juggles stardom and his sex addiction with candor and an open heart. You’ll find yourself rooting for him throughout both books, even when he is dead wrong. He was the first male MC I’ve ever written, and he is near and dear to my heart (he’s also incredibly hot – think Luke James!)

 

  • Tease me with the sexiest quote from one of your books.Here’s one of my favorite scenes from my latest novel, The Lamar St. Jon Experience:

    Gi turned to face him, his lips a breath’s away from his. “I love you, Lamar St. Jon. I’m trying to forgive myself but you better not hurt me again.”
    Lamar hardened against Gi’s pelvis. “Can I hurt you in bed?” he said, his mouth bending into a small smile.
    Gi returned the smirk. “Yes please,”

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  • If you could, how would you help the Indie Writers Community?I’m a big believer in the reciprocity of energy. So as a writer, I aim to do something every day to support my fellow authors: social media reposts, showing up at signings, talking through writing scenes and swapping WIPs. Just being there for one another and being a resource is the best way I can help the indie writing community.

 

  • Why did you choose your genre?Romance is an examination of the human condition. When love is expressed through my characters, the readers get a true sense of their flawed nature, and relate to their struggles. My twelve novels have covered a plethora of human experiences: domestic violence, drug abuse, stardom, LGBTQ issues and broken families. Romance has served as a platform for me to explore these occurrences with care and compassion through my characters. I hope my readers can see and appreciate that.

 

  • What was the first romance novel you read?
    Forever by Judy Blume

 

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All About Eliza

A librarian by day, Eliza David is the contemporary romance author of twelve self-published novels, including the Cougarette series and The Follow duet. She was born and raised on the noisy South Side of Chicago, but now lives in quiet Iowa City, one of the renowned Cities of Literature. Eliza also maintains a local literary presence, serving on the Iowa City Public Library’s Board of Trustees, contributing as a member of the I.O.W.A. annual book signing event, and participating as a past headlining author at the Iowa City Book Festival. In addition to writing the naughty words, Eliza is a blogger and contributing writer for Real Moms of Eastern Iowa, The Good Men Project, and Thirty on Tap. She was most recently featured in Best Women’s Erotica, Volume 4 and The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty Thirty Volume 3. Her latest novel, The Lamar St. Jon Experience, was released on Christmas Day 2019.

When she’s not writing, working full-time, or raising two children with her loving husband, Eliza enjoys reading throwback Jackie Collins, acting out on Twitter, and indulging in the occasional order of cheese fries.

 

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Guest Author Spotlight

Intro to Author Lisa W. Tetting

Bio

I have created stories…since I can remember. In grade school when I felt self conscious I would imagine people I wanted to meet, places I wanted to go, and things I wanted to do. I wrote them on paper tablets, and read them aloud in the comfort of my bedroom. I never allowed anyone to read them for fear of criticism, but I wrote them just the same. I have always enjoyed watching plays and movies, and was fascinated by poems and short stories about foreign worlds and people. My desire to write was there, but I kept it locked inside.

Always told children should be seen and not heard, I developed my observation skills at a young age. That skill set has stayed with me my whole life. Having, what I like to think as, empathic abilities, I wanted to write in order to be express the feelings observed in others…Always keeping a watchful eye out for anything interesting happening in my small town.

My Junior year of college, I was further introduced to African American Literature and found inspiration knowing someone like me could be a world renowned writer. I gained more confidence knowing one day students might actually read one of my stories as a part of their curriculum. With encouragement from my professor I began to feed my imagination and attempted to quench my thirst for stories that stirred up emotions inside me. My favorite books list includes Their Eyes Were Watching God and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, both very emotional tales. Even though my area of study was Business Administration, I never strayed from the love I had for writing.

Currently I found the courage to leave my corporate job to try my hand at living my dream as a writer. I brushed off my writing skills and rekindled my love of storytelling.

Who knows, one day students may find inspiration in my words as I found in the words of those who paved the way for me. I will pursue my writing as if this notion is already reality, because I am a firm believer in speaking things into existence. I hope others connect with my writing and learn great lessons as well. I look forward to connecting with my readers and having great exchanges.

 

Latest Release

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The Opposite of Hew

A BWWM Novella

Kay McQueen is different from the women in her family. She lives her life for her, not for a man. Though she enjoys an occasional romp with a sexy man, she is not looking for Mr. Right. Her goals in life are to build her home health care business, and to travel the world. Well, at least she has her business life together. The travel thing, not so much. That is until her favorite aunt passes away, leaving a journal with her final wishes.

As far as Kay knows, Aunt Gigi is the ultimate single girl, the life of the party, even pushing eighty years old. What she finds in Gigi’s journal causes her to rethink her position on love and marriage. She embarks on a dual purpose journey; to scatter Gigi’s ashes and to discover love. Along the way, she encounters a man named Heath who is tall, sexy, and has magical hands. His kisses set her body on fire, but when she finds out his true identity, she wants to set him on fire, literally.

Find out how Kay handles the situation and see exactly who Heath is and what it means to Kay’s family. When these two worlds collide, the outcome is explosive. Heath’s lies and deception finally catch up with him, as Kay finds that what she was looking for, she already had. Discover why Happily Ever After isn’t always what it seems.

Read an excerpt here:

I allowed my alarm to blare into the room for three minutes before I begrudgingly unearthed myself from the mountain of covers on my California King. My bed is super comfy, but that’s not the reason I didn’t want to leave it. This was the most dreaded day of the year! This was the day when ALL of my family members got together, for the sole purpose of finding me a man. The McQueen family reunion!

You may think I was overreacting, but I swear, ever since I turned forty they have been coming out of the woodwork. Aunties, uncles, cousins, play cousins, brothers that I don’t have and sisters that I wish I didn’t all congregated under the guise of family, just to torture me. If I had to hear ‘Kay, when are you gonna find you a man and have some babies?’ one more time, I think I might join a convent. That would shut them up. On second thought, the nuns would probably be giving me the side eye too.

 I finally made it onto my feet in a standing position and stumbled into the bathroom to take care of my business. Before the water could even heat in the shower my big sister, Tessa, was blowing up my phone. Mind you, I had a gas water heater, so the water was always hot. I should let her old melon head go to voicemail, but she will keep calling until I answer.

“Good morning Tess. What’s good?”

“What’s good? What young boy did you learn that from? You sound like your nephew when he’s talking to his friends.”

“Did you call to give me lessons on millennial phrases and culture, or was there a purpose to this call?”

I rolled my eyes and removed my toothbrush from its holder, spreading toothpaste on the bristles. I may as well brush while she ranted. There would be no way for me to get a word in edgewise. Putting the call on speaker, I placed my phone on the counter so I could groom properly without being rude.

“Eww, who pissed in your cornflakes this morning? Any who, I just wanted to make sure you were up. You can’t be late for the festivities this year. Auntie Gigi has been asking for you since everyone arrived last night. You should have seen that woman trying to twerk. I swear, Kay, if you don’t get your act together, you will turn out just like her. Old, sad and alone, trying to shake your behind with the young folk.”

Tessa never did get along with Auntie Gigi, but she was my favorite aunt. Somehow, Tessa thought comparing me to her would be an insult, but I would love to live the kind of life Gigi had. Pushing eighty years old and could twerk? Are you kidding me? #lifegoals 

My older sister made a habit of asking me when I was going to settle down and get married. That was her way of showing me that she cared, but her inquiries annoyed me. As a forty something strong African American woman I did not need a man to validate my life!  Though, if I was being honest, I definitely want one sometimes.

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One Steamy Summer

The Summer Heat Anthology is coming!!!

That’s right, six indie authors are bringing you steamy romance stories that would make any alpha blush!

Blurb:

With temperatures rising, the sizzling stories of Summer Heat will have you needing a dip in the pool. We’re turning up the heat and you’re going to be damp in more ways than one.

Second chance romance, a sexy vampire, an irresistible bad boy, dark secrets, and then some? There’s a little bit of something for everyone. Grab a cold drink, come get down and dirty, and make this summer extra hot with Summer Heat.

Summer Heat is dedicated to all the strong and sexy women around the world. Yes, you, too! The proceeds of this anthology will be donated to the Global Fund for Women.

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Summer Heat Stories


Fate’s Kiss
by Rachel de la Fuente
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When Shawn and Selene meet, they instantly know that they share a connection. But when Selene’s mother declares that vampire royalty doesn’t mate with humans, they’ll have to trust that Fate happens, even if it seems impossible.
Carnival of Love
by A. E. Gamrat

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What happens when your crush makes the moves you’ve been dreaming about? Mags is about to find out.
The Dragon’s Chains
by Sonya Jesus
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Keenan joined the Dragons to be closer to the woman he loved, Hannah. When the reason for him being there dies, he is left alone and with no way out. Keenan is chained to them forever.
Cuffed
by Cam Johns
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Detective Tristan Lyndsey uses his cuffs to control his suspects and subs. Until he meets a woman that causes him to lose that control.
Neon Summer
by Linny Lawless
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It was the summer of ’87. Opposites attract when a guitar player and an uptight virgin meet. What follows is a sizzling summer to remember.
Touched
by Sophia Peony
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Melonie wants her father’s best friend, and she’s going to make sure she gets what she wants before she leaves for college.

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Snippet from Arousing Inferno

The finale to the Arousing Series has finally published! Woohoo! It’s hard to believe that I’ve finished my first series, let alone completing three books! But, now it’s time to move on, somewhat, considering my next two books will be spin-offs from the series, haha!!

So, here’s quite a steamy snippet from Arousing Inferno. The Finale.

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He stands, pulling me up with him and gathering me in close. He kisses my lips softly, then lays his forehead against mine. “What am I going to do with you?” He sighs.

“Well…I have a few ideas,” I say, lifting one arm around his neck and using the palm of my other hand to massage his shaft through his pants. “You teased me earlier with your pecks, now it’s my turn to tease you.”
“Hmmm…I have no idea what you’re talking about,” he says grabbing at my ass.
“Oh no?” I drop to my knees quickly, unzipping his pants. I pull his dick out so fast he couldn’t try to stop me if he wanted. I guess, I can still move with this belly.
“What the fu–“
Before he can finish, I take him into my mouth. I take my time with it, taking him all in as his shaft grows harder. He looks down at me in excitement as he watches me suck his erection in as far as possible. His “O” face turns me on further, causing me to want to satisfy him more. I suck his dick harder as if trying to get the last of a drink through a straw. He grabs at my braided ponytail, wrapping it around his fist and begins shoving himself into my mouth.
“Karisma…fuck!” he shouts as he continues to thrust himself in and out of me. He fucks my face faster, tightening his grip on my ponytail. “Agh!” he shouts as I feel his warm liquid squirt in my mouth and slide down my throat. He lifts me to my feet hurriedly and shoves his tongue in my mouth, ravenously kissing me. “See what three months of not fucking me did! Now you got me cumming all fast and shit!”

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Arousing Inferno. The Finale.

I started my publishing journey in 2016, with the release of Part One in the Arousing Series – “Arousing Consequences”. Not sure why I thought for one second, “Oh, this will be a cake walk”, because it WAS NOT. I obviously lost my marbles! It has been a long, exhausting and tearful road, with never-ending layovers of doubt. But, even though I’m able to close the chapter on my first series, I look forward to moving on with my writing career.

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Let’s Talk the Finale

Arousing Inferno begins right from the end of Arousing Secrets, the second book of the series. So needless to say, this drama needs to be read in order. Trust me, you don’t want to miss the twists and turns that will be sure to keep you on your toes…or getting so mad you “toss the book across the room” as reviewers have mentioned, lol. Hey, what’s a good book without some emotional connection?

All questions are answered, as well as constructing a plan to deal with the villain of the story, Thomas Malcolm.

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Of course, I don’t want to give too much away, so here’s the blurb:

Taking back control.
I’m sick of this! It’s been a year of secrets that have revealed themselves at the cost of my life. Who knew that meeting the man of my dreams…my future…the other half of my soul would uncover such turmoil. Turmoil that may be beyond our control, but our future can’t survive until the secrets of the past are diminished…or killed.
That secret being Thomas Malcolm.
That lowlife snake who has tried to destroy my father, Jackson, and me…my family. I’ve even had to kill someone because of him! I’m done with this. Done with letting Malcolm run our lives. Done living in fear. Done waiting for his next formidable move. It’s my turn. And I’m nobody’s pawn! It’s time to end him…end this…Inferno.

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An Anthology of Healing: Fear, Faith & Moving Forward is Live!

A Healing Anthology is LIVE! I cannot wait for you guys to get your hands on this new Anthology. Check out my piece in this anthology– Becoming Chase Hunter and make sure you One Click your copy today!
Anthology Blurb:

A collection of short stories and poetry, in support of healing, in all forms. Several authors have come together in support of this common goal.
The proceeds from your purchase of this anthology will go to #teamnikki to help with her expenses in the fight with cancer.
We wish to send the message that no matter what a person may face in their life, they are not alone. All the stories and poems deal with different forms of healing. Healing can affect the mind, body, and soul.

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Writing for this anthology gave me the chance to write about something personal to me, and about who encouraged me to move forward in my writing endeavors, my fiancé. My short is about his life and how it helped to prepare him for his Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis. It’s such a debilitating disease and it’s hard to see someone you love who was once so active, not be able to even walk some days. Writing became my escape…and my peace of mind even for a brief moment.

Blurb:
Karma always comes back to find you.
Throughout my life, I made raw, life-altering choices that not only affected my life, but the people around me I had grown to trust…depend on. Because of that, and my selfish decisions, I felt loss of those closest to me in painful ways. I just knew Karma had it out for me, but there are people placed in your life for a reason. My person became my confidant…my wife…my reason to move forward.
Moving forward from a diagnosis that could have knocked me down and kept me there until my crippling death. But I was given the second chance to live and endure whatever comes my way. So now, I’m more than just a shell of a man, I’m Chase Hunter. The husband…the father…the Multiple Sclerosis Survivor.

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