Daily Archives: 09/02/2018
Title: Black Light: Roulette Redux
Authors: Livia Grant, Jennifer Bene, Renee Rose, Sue Lyndon, Alta Hensley, Maren Smith, Measha Stone, Maggie Ryan, and Jane Henry
Series: Black Light Series # 7
Genre: BDSM, Erotic Romance, Anthology
Publisher: Black Collar Press
Publication Date: February 8, 2018
Buy Links: Amazon US
Three hours. Four hard limits. Nine hot stories. The most wicked game in the world of BDSM is back for another night of fulfilling your dirtiest fantasies!
Author: S.L. Scott
Genre: Standalone Contemporary Romance
Release Date: February 22, 2018
Cover Design: RBA Designs
1. Tell us a little about yourself. How and when did you get started as a writer ?
I am BJ Sheldon, and I’m a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a writer. At the moment, I write mostly young adult paranormal romance, but I’m hoping to branch out in the coming years and write some contemporary fiction, as well. I’m a nerd and love both Star Trek and Star Wars, those Winchester boys, BBC’s Sherlock, basically anything British, and a lot more than we have time to cover here today. I’m obsessed with Benedict Cumberbatch, am learning to meditate, and one day hope to change the world through my #BeCeaseless movement. I became a writer in 2009 after I was let go from a job I hated, so it was a bit of a blessing in disguise. I no longer had a job, but the anxiety of going to a place that caused undue stress was a huge relief. But after a few months of unsuccessfully finding a new job, I began to look for ways to bide my time. So, one day I grabbed an old laptop and began writing a story. I didn’t know what the story would become and didn’t even know how it would end. It took about 4 months to write, and I remember sitting back afterward and thinking how good it had felt to get those words typed out. It was an awful book, and one that will never be published, but it allowed me to loosen those cobwebs in my creative brain and find purpose in something I thought I’d lost. I began reading at age 4 and wrote my first book in the 4th grade. I wrote a few short stories in middle school, and even managed some poems throughout high school. So, writing had always been a passion, and I was grateful to rediscover it.
2. What or who inspired you to become a writer ?
I was inspired to become a writer by just about anyone who had ever written and published a book before me. When I was seven years old, I began taking piano lessons. After my lessons, my ma would drop me off at the town library…alone…so she could go grocery shopping without me tagging along. (It was a different time in a small town…so it wasn’t so unusual back then.) At first, I stayed in the children’s section, always checking out the maximum number of books, but within a few months the librarian realized I was checking out books far below my reading level. She grabbed me and walked me over to the young adult chapter books and said I was no longer allowed to check out children’s books, and the rest was history. From that moment on, I began reading three to four chapter books a week, and I remember thinking how amazing all those authors must have been. They had the ability to come up with stories, create worlds, make me laugh and cry, and made a living doing it. So, when I found myself unemployed, I challenged my creativity to see if I could do it, too. After writing that first book, I was so inspired that I wrote another one. I almost stopped after that, but when that second book (unpublished) won a literary award, it motivated me to keep pushing ahead and to follow my dreams .