Author Spotlight: Ember-Raine Winters

Author Spotlight: Ember-Raine Winters

Let’s start things off with you.  Tell our readers and me a little bit about you and one random interesting fact!

Hi! Thank you for this interview! My name is Ember-Raine Winters and I write Romantic Suspense and Steamy Contemporary Romance! I live all the way out in Central California with my two beautiful children. I love music of all kinds but especially country.

What do you enjoy doing when you’re not writing?

When I’m not writing? Haha. It seems like I’m always writing these days! I love to read and watch fantasy TV shows and movies. We have a weekly family movie night. It’s awesome.

Tell me about what it was like for you writing and publishing your first book.

My first book wasn’t all that interesting. LOL! I just randomly decided to publish it one night after taking more than two years to write. But, it was all downhill from there. I have a bunch of books now and no matter what the butterflies in my stomach never change with each new book.

Can you tell me a little bit about your recently published novel?

The latest book is the fourth and final book in my Pride and Honor Series Beautiful Surrender. It follows Trey and Kenzie as they try to get their family back from the evil Barnes who kidnapped them in book 3. Kenzie is a tough nut to crack and believes that loving her is a death sentence so she tries to keep Trey at arm’s length, but he’s not having it.

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What’s your favorite part about being an author?

The readers! I love hearing from readers who have enjoyed my books and romance readers are some of the funniest and supportive people in the world! They are by far the best part.

Where do you get your best ideas?

Funnily enough, some of my ideas for books have come from songs. There’s Something About Vegas came to me from listening to a Carrie Underwood song and honestly I have a few more ideas from songs of hers. But, I get ideas from everywhere. Sometimes I’ll be driving down the street and an idea will just slam into me and then I have to get home immediately so I can write it down.

What are you currently working on?  Do you have any new projects coming up?

I’m actually working on several things at the moment. I started an anthology for Veterans Day where all the proceeds will be donated to charity. It’s called Victor Echo Tango Love. Keep a lookout for it. It releases November 9th, 2017

I’m also working with an awesome group of 12 authors on Tales for the Season. It’s a Christmas Anthology and it’s going to be Epic!

I couldn’t stand to say goodbye to my GTT guys in Pride and Honor, so I have decided to put out a Christmas Book A Beautiful Christmas releases December 18th, 2017

And, last the second book in my Las Vegas Nights Series I will be writing that during National Novel Writing Month and will most likely publish early in the new year.

You can follow Ember-Raine on social media at…

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Website: https://emberrainewinters.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authoremberrainewinters/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ember_winters
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/15140261.Ember_Raine_Winters
Reader Group! https://m.facebook.com/groups/245150635945571/
Bookbub: http://www.bookbub.com/authors/ember-raine-winters/
Newsletter: http://eepurl.com/crotVD

 

Thank you so much for joining us, Ember-Raine!

Join us next Monday when we have Author Elisa Leigh stop by.

Shaded with Love: Vol. 4 – Cover Reveal!

Shaded with Love: Vol. 4 – Cover Reveal!

⋆ ⋆ COVER REVEAL! ⋆ ⋆

Shaded With Love – Volume 4 (featuring yours truly)
Release date: October 15, 2017!

Join us as we support BACA ~ Bikers Against Child Abuse!

Shaded with Love ~ Volume 4 is a special multi-author, blogger and photographer collaboration. This adult coloring book includes a unique page designed just for each participant!

Enjoy pages by your favorite authors, blogs, and photographers…or maybe find someone who is new to you!

100% of proceeds from this book will be donated to BACA ~ Bikers Against Child Abuse

Lost Before You Cover Reveal

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Title: Lost Before You (Heart’s Compass #2)
Author: Brooke O’Brien
Release Date: October 27th, 2017
Genre: New Adult
Cover Designer: Cover Art © Najla Qamber, Najla Qamber Designs
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/LostBeforeYouGR
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Synopsis:
I wish someone would’ve warned me about the dangers of falling in love with your best friend.

I was no stranger to covering up my problems with meaningless sex and alcohol.

When Brea asked me for one night to help her forget, I craved being the man she needed.

Just sex.

No commitment.

Then she begged me to promise her nothing would change between us. I couldn’t bring myself to lie to her.

One night.

One broken promise.

I will never forget the night I fell in love with my best friend, and now nothing will ever be the same.

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So… What’s next?!

Well… that’s a wrap!  I just finished writing my second book, Lost Before You, and have sent it off to be read by a few of my beta readers. The feedback I’ve received so far has been great, which only makes me more excited to get this out to you all.

I have some dates I want to share…

Lost Before You – Mason & Brea’s book
September 22nd – Cover Reveal
October 27th – Release
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I’m working on writing the blurb this week, so I’ll be sharing it with you all very soon.

So, now that things are moving along, it has me thinking about what’s next?!  If you read Where I Found You, I hope you saw the timeline for 2018 and what I have planned for the Heart’s Compass series.

Callum and Ellie are lucky to have a great group of people surrounding them who care about them very much.  Mason and Brea are introduced together briefly in Where I Found You.  I intentionally I left their storyline open because I knew Mason was getting his own book.  While Mason’s story is a stand-alone novel, the storyline runs parallel to Callum’s book.  You’ll get a little more insight into what happened between Callum and Mason, their father, and the events leading up to the Epilogue in Where I Found You.

Lost Before You will introduce you to a few new characters in Mason and Brea’s life, as their story is set in Chicago where Mason goes to school.  One of them being Mason’s best friend, Graham, who will be getting his own book next.

Here is what we have planned for the Heart’s Compass series:

Until I Found You – Graham & Halle’s book
Expected Release: Early Summer 2018
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Wherever You Go – Wes & Kinsley’s book
Expected Release: Early Fall 2018
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Now, if you’ve paid attention to the timeline for these two books, I’m sure you’re probably noticed there’s a pretty big gap between Lost Before You and my next HC book.  Summer 2018 seems forever away!  While I will be starting to write Graham & Halle’s book in just a few months, I have decided to take a short break from the Heart’s Compass gang to focus two other projects.

You heard that right… not one, but two projects!  I have had the idea for these stories in my head for awhile now and kept them quiet.  It got to the point where I couldn’t ignore them any longer.

Weighted Wings – Maverick & Hensley’s story
Expected Release: Early 2018
Sports Romance (Basketball) – Accidental Pregnancy – Second Chance Romance
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Torn & Tattered (Imperfect Heart Duet) – Knox & Ryan’s story
*Torn & Tattered will be written as novellas releasing within 2 weeks of each other
Expected Release: Spring 2018
Military Romance – Older Brother’s Best Friend – Second Chance Romance
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I am so beyond excited for the opportunity to work on a new project and hopefully have the chance to introduce my work to new readers.  I know some readers prefer to wait until a series is complete before giving them a read.

There’s a lot of exciting things coming up, and I know that 2018 is going to be a GREAT year.  It’s going to be here before we know it and I can’t wait!  Thank you for joining me on this ride and for all of your support.  It truly means everything to me.

Until next time! (I promise not to take so long until I post again)

xobrooke

Where I Found You is LIVE! $25 Amazon Gift Card + Signed Paperback Giveaway!

 

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Where I Found You (Heart’s Compass #1)

Author: Brooke O’Brien
Release Date: May 8th 2017
Genre: New Adult | Suspense
Goodreads: http://bit.ly/WhereIFoundYou
Hosted By: B&B Promotions

 

 

Synopsis

How do you protect your heart?

Build a wall.

Lock it away.

Let no one in.

Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.

I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.

Then I met him…

He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.

And that’s what scares me the most.

 

Buy Links

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Playlist: http://bit.ly/WIFYSpotify

Giveaway

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Excerpt

It’s a few minutes after three o’clock when I hear his pick-up truck pull into my driveway.  After doing a quick check in the mirror, I open the door to greet Callum.

Once again, there are no words to explain how handsome he looks dressed casually in a black t-shirt, jeans, and his Chucks.  Taking a minute, I let my eyes wander over his body.  Admiring the way his hair is pulled back beneath his backward baseball cap, how the cotton showcases his incredible chest, and his muscular arms fill out the sleeves as my eyes roam back up to meet his stare.

His eyes are bright with amusement, appreciating how I just blatantly checked him out.  He doesn’t even try to hide his smile.

“You ready, sweetheart, or do you need a minute for a second look?” He chuckles.

Smart ass.

“I mean, you won’t see me objecting,” I retort, raising my eyebrow as I flash him a smirk of my own.  I can tell by the smile on his face he is enjoying our banter just as much as I am.

“As much as I’d love to see that delectable look of desire on your face again, baby, I have plans for you.  C’mon!” he says, holding his hand out, ushering me onto the porch as he takes the keys from my hand.

After he safely locks up the house, he takes my hand again and leads me out to his truck.  Helping me into the passenger seat, he leans over and secures the seat belt.

After double checking that I’m safely buckled in, he leans back to meet my eyes again.   Searching my face, I wait for him to say whatever he so clearly wants to say.  My eyes trace along his sharp jaw down to his lips as I peer back up to him, hoping he feels this pull between us and will finally put me out of my misery.

“There will be plenty of that later.  Just you fucking wait,” he says as if reading my mind, grunting as he steps back down to the ground and slams the passenger door shut.  Letting out a heavy sigh, I follow him as he walks around to the driver’s side and quickly climbs into his seat.

Leaning over, he turns on the radio as he backs out of the driveway.  It doesn’t take me long to realize we’re heading out of town.  The excitement sets in, wondering where he could be taking me.

“You going to tell me where we’re going or what our plans are when we get there?” I ask, looking over at him.

For a minute, I think he is ignoring me until he looks over at me.  He smiles smugly, and I know without a doubt it’s his way of telling me, “not a chance.”

The song changes to a tune that I know so I turn it up and settle back into the seat with a huff, hearing him chuckle to himself.  The lyrics of the song are about a girl teasing a man by making him want her and it spurs something inside me.

Turning my head to Callum, I let my eyes roam over the side of his face, down his chest to the slight bulge in his pants.  Seeing how his body reacts to me has me fighting my own arousal.  Making the path back up to his face, I can see his jaw clench, resisting the urge to look at me, his eyes focusing hard on the road.

The tension in the cab of the truck has quickly changed.  The air charged with the connection between us strong, it’s pulling us together.  Resting my elbow on the center console, I lean in closer so we are touching, causing Callum’s arm to tense as I use my index finger of my right hand to trace along the inside of his forearm.

That sexy fucking arm.

Leaning in closely, I release a slow breath along his jaw until my mouth is just next to his ear.

“You look so sexy driving this truck, Callum,” I whisper softly as I run my tongue along the shell of his ear, nipping softly on his ear lobe.  It’s an action so very unlike me, but I can’t hide the way he makes me feel.

Slowly blinking his eyes, I watch for a second as he closes them just before he forces them open as if forgetting where he was.  Smothering a smile, I remove my arm from around his, leaning back against my seat.

Grunting to himself, he quickly moves his right hand down to his lap, working to conceal his reaction to me, grumbling, “Just you wait, sweetheart, I’ll get you back for that.  Just wait!”

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Reviews

“Where I found You by Brooke O’Brien was emotionally intense, and heart-achingly beautiful! This book left me breathless and wanting more. From start to finish you will have tears in your eyes.” Julia, The Romance Rebels Book Blog.

“Brooke O’Brien touches all the bases in her debut novel; romance, angst, laughter, a touch of steam, mystery, intrigue, and a sweet Happily Ever After.”Barb, Goodreads Reviewer.

“It’s extraordinary that this is Brooke’s debut novel because if you hadn’t known right from the beginning I would have never expected it. She has a pure talent with words and did an amazing job at developing her characters. Instantly within the first few pages I was hooked and quickly found myself falling in love with Ellie and Callum’s story.”Aurora, Whoo Gives A Hoot Book Blog.

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About the Author

Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series. Her debut novel, Where I Found You, is set to release on May 8th, 2017.

Brooke lives in the Midwest with her high school sweetheart and their three children (both human and furry). Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving head first into a good book has always been therapeutic for her. Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes that you can cure any bad day with chocolate and a good book. She enjoys spending time with her family, collecting signed paperbacks, going to the movies, and watching basketball and football.

 

Author Links

Websitehttp://www.authorbrookeobrien.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/authorbrookeo
Twitter: https://twitter.com/authorbrookeo
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/authorbrookeobrien
Instagram: https://instagram.com/authorbrookeobrien
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/authorbrookeo
Newsletter: http://bit.ly/NewsletterBrookeO

 

 

 

 

Where I Found You ~ Cover Reveal (Coming May 8th)

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Title: Where I Found You (Heart’s Compass #1)
Author: Brooke O’Brien
Release Date: May 8th 2017
Genre: New Adult | Suspense
Cover Designer: Cover Art © Najla Qamber, Najla Qamber Designs
Cover Models: Andrew Kruczynski and Daria Rottenberk
Photographer: Front Cover Photo © Lindee Robinson, Lindee Robinson Photography
Back Cover Photo © Shutterstock
Hosted By: B&B Promotions

Synopsis

How do you protect your heart?

Build a wall.
Lock it away.
Let no one in.

Everyone should have a childhood worth remembering. Only I remember mine for all the wrong reasons. Starting over in a new town is hard enough. When you are running from your past, it doesn’t get any easier.

I was ready to say goodbye to the burdens I have carried. The pain I’ve experienced is more than anyone should have to face.

Then I met him…

He takes my breath away. I can’t ignore the way he makes me feel. I know he has the power to destroy me.

And that’s what scares me the most.

Pre-Order Today

Amazon: http://mybook.to/WIFY
Nook (B&N): http://bit.ly/BN-WIFY
Apple iBooks: Coming Soon
Kobo: http://bit.ly/Kobo-WIFY

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About the Author

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Brooke O’Brien is the author of the Heart’s Compass series. Her debut novel, Where I Found You, is set to release on May 8th, 2017.

Brooke lives in the Midwest with her high school sweetheart and their three children (both human and furry).  Growing up Brooke always had a love of writing; she started out writing poetry when she was young and began journaling her thoughts as she grew older. Diving head first into a good book has always been therapeutic for her.  Now her two passions have collided.

Brooke believes that you can cure any bad day with chocolate and a good book. She enjoys spending time with her family, collecting signed paperbacks, going to the movies, and watching basketball and football.

Author Links

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Amazon • Goodreads  • Newsletter

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