Don Massenzio, author of the Frank Rozzani series will be the guest of honor at the PRG online event
Friday, June 19, 2020 – 08.00 pm EDT
The ‘Paranormal Romance Guild’ is a writer’s guild, offering promotional services and author services for its members.
As a premium member, you can get interviews, reviews, beta-readers, Featured Author posts, giveaways, Blog Tours, critiques and much more!
The sole purpose of the Paranormal Romance Guild (PRG) is to support and promote all authors of the paranormal romance genre and their works through its website and events.
WHO WE ARE
The Paranormal Romance Guild, AKA (“PRG”), was formed by the banding together of paranormal romance genre readers and writers, through the internet, with the sole purpose of supporting and promoting authors of the paranormal romance genre through the organization’s website and special events. The Paranormal Romance Guild (PRG) was officially organized and recognized on October 31,2009. PRG is a non-profit organization. All fees and dues collected are to sustain operations of the PRG. No assets of the corporation are to benefit the officers or members.
The ‘Readers’ membership is an unlimited free membership that allows you to read what is going on within the guild. It is easy to sign up – and you can later still upgrade your membership.
The Paranormal Romance Guild accepts a limited amount of writers from other genres as well.
In June 2020, the Paranormal Romance Guild runs a ‘reduced membership’ time, where you are paying less for a one-year membership and save even more on a two-year membership.
The crowning finale of the Demon Tracker Blog Tour will be shown on the website of the Paranormal Romance Guild. Thank you very much for such a wonderful final post of this blog tour! I really appreciate your support!
Title: Demon Tracker
Series: The Council Of Twelve’ series
Author: AJ Alexander
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Release Date: April 11, 2020
Zepheira is the best Demon Tracker working for the Good side. With her unusual looks, her phenomenal sense of smell, and her bravery, she quickly draws ‘The Big 7’s attention to her talent. They hire her to find one of them. Leaving her familiar surroundings and regular work environment unsettles Zepheira at first. But the challenge to prove herself and to increase the reputation of her infallibility tempts her.
She is convinced she will be a great asset to ‘The Big 7’. Little does she know she will be a much greater asset in Heaven’s fight against Evil. Zepheira suddenly becomes more than a hired tracker. She finds herself an important pawn in the game of love, heat, and fire. Will her courage and sacrifice be sufficient to dance with the flames?
Lately, I was interviewed for the website of the Paranormal Romance Guild and was informed that the interview would be on the website today. Thank you very much for the great feature, Paranormal Romance Guild! I’m very excited!
AJ Alexander — author, poet, lover of Maine coon cats. Don’t know what a Maine coon cat is? It’s a ball of fur with attitude. But I digress…I met AJ through the Paranormal Romance Guild and an incidental Facebook encounter where she was holding the Halloween poetry contest she sponsors every year. She was looking for contest judges. I volunteered.
To be honest, I’d also been following her blog, “Writer’s Treasure Chest,” for quite a while as well. AJ’s blogs are filled with goodies such as writing and marketing advice, the occasional bit of comedic relief and even pictures of Maine coon cats. But more than that, she’s a writer who loves what she does — whether it’s novellas, poetry or paranormal romance and fantasy — and it shows.
She took a minute away from promoting her newest book, “Demon Tracker,” to answer a few questions.
1. Short stories, poetry, and novels–which is your favorite to write, and why?
I love writing novels (and novellas, in my case), and also, I write poetry, some of which I published on my blog “Writer’s Treasure Chest.” I enjoy the flow of the words and the rhymes when I write poetry. I could get carried away within the verses. The novel writing is my true passion. I have a straight plot; then I start knitting the “side-stories,” put my pen on the paper and start writing. Often there is even another one or two more side stories or unexpected characters coming up. I love the creating of worlds, weaving my imagination with the characters, and see how they develop.
All this is rarely possible with short stories. I’m not saying they’re a terrible thing, but they need a lot of planning to get one entire story inside of around 7,500 words. I love it to be carried away by the story, and it is almost a punishment to limit my fantasy into a word-frame.
Kevin James Breaux is a PRG member
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Kevin James Breaux and I am an award-winning author and artist.
1. When did you start writing?
Honestly, I started writing in middle school. My best friend had this weird summer job that he was at like 6 days a week from 8am to 8pm. I know, where were the child labor laws??? So I was bored and started writing stories.
I started trying to write books in college and then in 2007/2008, I sold my first short story which allowed me to officially join the Horror Writers of America. So, professionally ten years.
2. What motivates you to write?
I need a proper outlet for my creativity. I went to art school. I can draw, paint, sculpt, and take a damn fine photo…but nothing allows me to truly reach my creative heights like writing does. And I get super inspired by Television and Movies. Good ones…
3. What genre do you write in and what made you chose this particular genre?
I am a multi-genre author. I write, mostly, in Fantasy and Horror and those subgenres like Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy and Urban Fantasy. I always have elements of Romance in my works. And sometimes they can edge toward erotic. One of my current books, THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN is a Viking Age Dark Fantasy with elements of Romance and Horror. It is a Norse Mythology Action-Adventure with Historical Fiction. See what I mean?
I choose these genres because they are the genres I enjoy seeing what other artists and authors are creating in. I have always loved fantasy art and role-playing games and video games. Naturally, I went to those directions first. They say “write what you know”. I think I am well-versed in those fantasy and urban fantasy worlds from all the RPG books I have read growing up.
4. What is your goal in writing? Do you have dreams where your writing should take you?
I have been published in print, in ebooks, and on the web. I have been published by small press, traditional press, and independently. I really want to land a series at a big publisher like TOR or PYR or DAW. I’d love to see one of my books made into a movie. But then I’d REALLY want to cast it myself. (no Tom Cruise whammies!)
Oh, and someday I would like to write some comics or a graphic novel. (IDW and Dark Horse Comics, I think you hear me knocking…)
5. Do you ever suffer from writer’s block and if yes, how do you deal with it?
6. What advice would you like to give new, hopeful authors?
Really look at the publishing world and business how it is NOW. Not how it was years ago with the first Harry Potter or Twilight books. Not how it was with 50 Shades… Look now. Find some authors who are at the mid-range and ask them how hard they work and what kind of living they make. People still have a misgivings about writing making you rich and famous. It doesn’t. It’s a labor of love. So you really need to love it to want to invest the 60+ hours a week to do it. And I’d suggest getting a book written, edited a dozen times, and published…before setting up author pages on social media. There really is no need to rush that.
7. Please, tell us about your work.
Well, I have two series out right now. Here is some information on the first books in both of those series.
You can find them, and more, on my author listing at Amazon.
ONE SMOKING HOT FAIRY TAIL – Urban Fantasy/Paranormal Romance/Action-Adventure
This is book one in a series. Book two comes out this month.
Buyer’s link: http://a.co/7tunMB3
America’s population is slowly dying due to an epidemic, and Alexander, an ancient, immortal shaman, has medicine that can heal people. It has one small side effect—Alexander’s able to control the minds of anyone taking the drug, nicknamed “dust.”
Alexander plans to take over the country once dust is released to the general public, crushing anyone who stands in the way. He needs just a little bit more of a certain magical ingredient to make the medication work properly: fairy wings.
An intelligent, stunning fairy, Sabrina was also America’s sweetheart—until a video of a crime she was involved in surfaces, nearly destroying her. A year later, she’s finally ready to step back into the spotlight. Together with her bodyguard, Mira, a water spirit in human form, Sabrina’s prepared to start over.
Things are starting to look up until she meets Alexander in a club and goes from social outcast to tortured captive in the blink of an eye. Will she be able to escape the evil shaman and his mind-controlled slaves in time to save herself and everyone she cares about?
Sabrina, a lovely fairy has it all: fame, fortune, and beauty—until her boyfriend Cade, a rebel vampire, films their involvement in a crime as well as the passionate lovemaking that follows.
But Cade loses his camera and the video is posted online, ruining Sabrina’s life. After a year of nursing her wounds, she resurfaces only to find herself hunted for her wings.
The lives of all unearthly beings are at stake—fairies, windigos, mummies, and elemental spirits, caught up in a frightening flood of events that threaten their discovery. Sabrina and Moselle, a sex-starved mummy and the daughter of a wealthy businessman, find themselves in the middle of the conflict, forced to take drastic action to protect their identities and lives.
In trying to save themselves can they also prevent the United States from falling into the hands of an evil mind with horrible intentions?
Book Two in the series:
THE LIFEBLOOD OF ILL-FATED WOMEN – Dark Fantasy/Horror/Thriller/Romance
Book one in a series. Book two comes out in 2018.
Buyer’s link: http://a.co/giFvEPd
Astrid the White isn’t an average princess. She has always stayed by the side of her father, King Kol, and learned warfare and weaponry from the best Vikings in the land. When she awakens in the city of Birka and hears the sounds of war, she rushes proudly into the fray. She is more than capable of taking down any enemy wishing to disturb the peace.
This enemy, however, isn’t what she expected. Before Astrid even gets outside the walls, a golden light knocks her out.
She comes to in the snow, in full battle armor. Astrid first suspects that this is a challenge from her father—or even the gods themselves. By acting correctly, she can gain the favor of Odin, the Allfather.
Astrid wants to complete the test, but it becomes more and more difficult as she explores this new part of the world and encounters both monsters and monstrous men. As creatures from the darkest legends reveal themselves, Astrid will discover that her journey isn’t about acting correctly or passing Odin’s test. It’s about pure survival. Before she can even think about finding Birka, she will have to defend herself against the demons of this new world.
For Astrid, there is no greater honor than dying as a true Viking warrior and ascending to Valhalla. She anticipates it in every battle and is always eager for the next fight. When she hears the sounds of war outside her father’s stronghold of Birka, she answers the call. But a golden light envelops her, and she is suddenly gone.
If that light had taken her to Valhalla, she would have been at peace.
Instead, this golden light dumps her into a snowy, awful, godforsaken land. Astrid has no idea where she is or how she got here. She begins to suspect that she is in Hel, the underworld of Norse mythology. As Astrid searches for her home and family, a farmer, Warren, comes to her aid. Astrid doesn’t trust him at first, but she will have to rely on Warren and other companions when her destiny reveals itself.
Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!!
Kimberly Forrest is a PRG member
Please introduce yourself.
My name is Kimberly Forrest and I am an independently published author of paranormal romance.
I started writing in my early teens; mostly short stories that I would occasionally share with my best friends. Later, I started writing fan-fiction for shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Charmed. I wrote my first full length novel with intention to publish in 2002. It was a historical romance that I sent out to every publishing house I could find that accepted the genre and received a stack of rejection letters in return. My work wasn’t “competitive enough” or “not the right fit”… So I set it aside and moved on with my life. When self-publishing became a thing, I decided to go ahead and try it. I published the novel, but because of my busy schedule, I really didn’t have the time, or frankly, the knowledge to properly promote or market the book, so it just sat there. Which brings us to 2016… I had a great idea for a book and my muse wouldn’t leave me alone. I was determined to write it, publish it, and this time, DO something to promote it. I just released the third book in the series and while my sales numbers aren’t huge, I’m not going to give up. I try different things, I learn a little more, I keep writing.
My muse is a nag… seriously, she won’t let me sleep. I have to write.
Currently I write paranormal romance. I have always been fascinated with the genre – books, movies, television shows. I like a dependable hero, a strong (yet still sweet) heroine, and a happily ever after within the shadows of a secret world.
My current goal is for my writing to find its target audience. I want my books in the hands of people who will love reading my work as much as I love writing it.
As for my dream… Well, Best Seller List, of course 🙂
After I wrote my historical romance and received so many rejections… well, that kind of killed my creative energy. I dwelled on it – I was fixating. I needed to step away. I stepped away for way too long. Currently, if I get blocked, I still step away, but with a plan – I take a weekend off to read a good book (or two), watch movies on Netflix, clear my head and then I plant myself back in front of my computer come Monday morning even if it’s just to read through what I’ve already written and make changes.
My advice would be to keep writing. When you’re not writing, be thinking about what you might write the next day. Pay attention to constructive criticism only. Do Not Listen to negative feedback. Never change your voice to please that one person. Be happy with what you are doing and do it for that reason only – it’s the only reason that matters.
I just released the third book in the Malsum Pass series, entitled For Her, on Amazon. Each book within the series is a standalone paranormal romance but I feel they are best enjoyed if they are read in order. The series revolves around a shifter town hidden away in the mountains of Vermont… A wolf pack in desperate need of females, a cranky bear shifter that wants to be left alone, and a couple of runaway felines looking for a fresh start. I love these books. I love these characters. I have so many plans for them and I know this series will continue.
Thank you for being my guest. It was such a pleasure to have you here!!
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