April 13, 2014

Love Military Men? Join the Soldier On Blog Tour! #bookbloggers #romance

We are in the process of planning a blog tour for my upcoming release, Soldier On!

If you are a book blogger or Goodreads reviewer and would like to join the Release Day Blitz (June 20) or the week-long blog tour (June 20-27), please click below to fill out the sign-up form. ARCs are available!

Bloggers, thank you for all you do to support indie authors!

April 12, 2014

Diving into Self-Publishing!

After three years and two novels with my wonderful publisher, I am now diving headfirst into the self-publishing world! My third novel, Soldier On, will be released on June 20 by Mountain Media (which is me). Needless to say, I am both crazy excited and completely freaked out! :) 

The book now has a new cover, created by my sweet and talented friend, Jada D'Lee.

If you haven't already, check out the book trailer video and give it a "like." :)

Don't Forget to Add Soldier On to Your Goodreads Shelf!


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Thank you for joining me on this new journey!

April 10, 2014

Author Spotlight: Happy Release Day to April Emerson!

 April Emerson
April Emerson

Please tell us about your book(s).  

20614568My debut novel The Righteous and The Wicked is coming out April 10. It’s an erotic romance called about a man with a dark secret and a woman lost in a fog of depression. Their relationship causes them to battle against what they believe to be right and wrong—good vs. evil.

How long does it typically take you to finish writing a book?  

At least a year—from conception to a fully edited manuscript.

Which books and/or authors have influenced your writing? 

I’m drawn to stories that look honestly at human nature. Kurt Vonnegut does this best.  While I read plenty of books, I’m also inspired by great TV writing. The show “Dexter” heavily influenced Eric, the male lead character in “The Righteous and The Wicked.”

Which song(s) would be on the soundtrack for your book? 

I love music and I have created soundtracks for all of my books. For The Righteous and The Wicked, I listened to The XX a lot, particularly the track “Hot Like Fire.” There is a specific scene that takes place in a club and the song that is playing is “Until We Bleed” by Kleerup, featuring Lykke Li. I also listened to Explosions in The Sky quite a bit.

Tell us something unique about you (that can’t be found in your author bio).  

I get pedicures just so I can sit in the massage chair.

Do you have any vices?  

I love to misbehave—smoking, drinking, driving too fast…unfortunately, I’ve had to tame my reckless side a bit.

For you, what’s the hardest thing about being a writer?  

You have to be brave. That’s the greatest lesson I've learned. You have to take risks and be brave.

If you had three wishes, what you would wish for? 

I’m too superstitious to answer this question. If I write them down they won't come true!

What sound makes you happy?  

My daughter’s laugh. My grandmother saying my name.  Champagne popping.

If you could change anything about yourself, what would it be? 

I’m working on it. I need to be more patient. I'm trying to be a better listener.

 If you could change one thing about the world, what would it be?  

I wish previous generations had been more concerned with the way they treated the earth.

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?  

I had a high school English teacher who was inspiring and he really took the time to listen to what I had to say.

Do you have a favorite quote?  

“Of all the words of mice and men, the saddest are, "It might have been.” ― Kurt Vonnegut

Can you think of one instance where the movie was better than the book? 

Fight Club” was close to perfection. I loved both the book and the movie.

Do you like sports? Who are your favorite teams?  

I’m a hockey fanatic. New York Rangers.

Who is your fictional character crush (Movie, TV, Literary)?  

Jordan Catalano until the end of time.

Writing and editing can sometimes be exhausting. How do you relax?  

A walk in the park usually does the trick. I also love to sit outside at night and listen to music.

If you could offer one piece of advice to a prospective author, what would it be?  

Toughen up. Trust yourself. Listen to your editor.

What are you working on right now?  

My next novel "A Flawed Heart" will have it's digital release in July (print release in January) through Secret Cravings Publishing. My third novel "Out of the Dark” will be released in December from TWCS, so I’m getting ready to begin the editing phase with both of those.