MEET LOREN MOLLOY

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Today I have the great honor of interviewing Loren Molloy.

She has written horror and children’s books.

We met at a the bizarre haunted flea market and again at POMYNAUK ACADEMY.

Dab10When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?

Loren MolloyI think I was born a writer. I was writing creative stories even as young as first grade. I’ve never stopped.

Dab10How long does it take you to write a book?

Loren MolloyEach book takes about 8 months to write. 

 

Dab10What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?

Loren MolloyI am the type of person who works best without any restrictions or “has to’s” so there isn’t any kind of actual schedule. Each day I do work on a novel, as well as conducting all the other various forms of business that are essential to being a success indie author. 

 

Dab10Indie or traditionally published?
Loren MolloyIndie all the way. I never sent manuscripts in to publishing houses. I knew it wasn’t the way for me. I knew I didn’t want my creations of heart in the deciding hands of another. Indie is the hardest way but for me I’d have it no other way.

Dab10Where do you get your information or ideas for your books?
Loren MolloyMy ideas for my books pop into my head as completed movies from beginning to end and all I do is translate it into written word. As for information to make each novel more palpable I google all sorts of topics, most are of a violent and gruesome nature as well as very specific details such as dimensions of a room or what a bar looked like in 1697. No matter the topic, doing research in my opinion, is mandatory to making a book truly substantial. 

 
Dab10When did you write your first book and how old were you?

Loren MolloyI was 21 when I wrote my first book, Black Dreams & Shattered Illusions. It was a final project to graducate from college. Amazingly, the professor decided I either publish it and bring it in as proof or he was going to fail me. If I was failed by this one professor, as it happens, I wouldn’t have been allowed to graduate. I would have had to wait a whole extra semester. It also would have been the same professor and he had already let me know it was be the same assignment at the end of that course too. No matter what I had to publish the book to graduate and so I did. So, I always say a big-hearted thank you to Professor Alexander for forcing me to be on the career path I am meant to be on.

 

Dab10What do you like to do when you’re not writing?

Loren MolloyWhen I am not writing I enjoy being out in nature, visiting historical places and mansions (I’m a sucker for architecture), watching horror movies as well as animation films, and traveling as a guest from convention to convention all over the country.

Dab10What does your family think of your writing?

Loren MolloyHa! This is an interesting question. My family can’t handle horror at all so no one other than my own mother  and one cousin has even read anything I’ve written. They support me in what I do and say it’s what I’m meant to do but they can’t stomach the topic. Most wouldn’t even know the names of any horror movies or stars. I am definitely the ‘odd gal’ out. haahaa!

 

Dab10What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?

Loren MolloyHonestly, I had no idea how many steps are actually involved, how much times is involved, and how much you need to learn about all sorts of common phrases and procedures that must be done, all of which is completely after you finally wrote ‘The End’ to your book. Also I learned that being an indie author isn’t for everyone. Even after you have written your story, there’s all the business aspects that are also constantly needing to be taken care of on a daily basis. Just because you wrote a book doesn’t mean you’re now done. Indie authors have to wear all the hats or hire others which gets expensive. I love it but then I enjoy being a business woman & an author. 

 

Dab10How many books have you written? Which is your favourite?

Loren MolloyI’ve written: Black Dreams & Shattered Illusions, The Very Devil, Herself!, The Storyteller of Pain, and Where did all the dragons go?
Each story is different. It’s impossible for me to have a favorite. Each is a work of heart and I could never pick one over another.

 

Dab10Do you have any suggestions to help me become a better writer? If so, what are they?

Loren MolloyGoogle is your new best friend. Don’t stop pushing the boundaries of your comfort zone and imagination. Think of your book as a movie. Each time you make a character do something or make a certain choice ask yourself… if I was watching this would I yell at the screen in frustration, would I call out or think ‘Seen this before’ or
( ___ ) did this is such-n-such movie. If so, change it! Never be predictable and yet know when not to re-invent something. Once again think if I change this and I watch it as a movie would I yell out, nope can’t happen that way? Most importantly, make sure it’s you who decides when each rule should be applied or denied, it’s your story, make it yours!

 
Dab10Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?

Loren MolloyYes all the time! It’s truly wonderful. I get told things like I write like a meld of both Clive Barker and V.C. Andrews, which is such a great honor to hear. I also get told to never stop writing books as well as having my readers send me fan mail and gifts. I’m in awe and such immense gratitude to all my readers. 

Dab10Do you like to create books for adults?

Loren MolloyYes I really do. No need to hold back in fear of shattering a young mind?￰゚リノ
Dab10What do you think makes a good story?

Loren MolloyIt touches your heart. It makes you care about the characters or issues within it. It has a pace that is steady making you not want to put it down and maybe just a touch of creative magic. 

Dab10As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?

Loren MolloyI was a strange kid. I wanted to be many things at many different ages. I was 7 when I said I wanted to be a prison guard. It wasn’t long after that, that I wanted to be a Marine. By 4th grade I had dreams of becoming an actress and movie creator. In high school and college I wanted to become a forensic psychiatrist and interview serial killers understanding what makes them tick. I might no longer want to be a prison guard but I wrote about a few, I might not want to be a serial killer’s shrink but I’ve written about it. I have managed to make several of my dreams and career goals come true already. I’ve been on TV as well as in a few films and I do have a 10 year plan to direct horror movies that I wrote starting with turning my novels into movies. 
Dreams are just goals you have to continue working towards accomplishing!

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​Happy Horrors!

Loren Molloy

http://www.lorenmolloy.com

lorenmolloy@gmail.com

Thanks for allowing me to be interviewed and thanks for all your support!
I thank you and want to add she has a charity she supports that I blogged about
and her Amazon author page
and as always thank you for reading
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Inspiration by violin again

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Twice before I wrote about being inspired by Lindsey Stirling

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and

https://dab10author.wordpress.com/2015/10/15/an-ode-to-authors/

So today i was trying to write a poem for my wife and thought it worked before

so I went to Lindsey Stirling’s you tube and found

and wrote the following for my wife Tina

Hold on to my heart

From miraculous to mundane

beyond endurance to free of pain

the everyday to the quite insane

I can handle anything

if you

hold on to my heart

I can turn the tides or blow a bubble or two

take the weight of the world or tie a shoe

wait for eternity or just a few

there is nothing I can’t do

if you

hold on to my heart

I could move the world or just the car

learn the tango or look at a star

be the life of the party or tend the bar

sit still for hours or run very far

I will do it all

if you

hold on to my heart

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I hope you all enjoyed it and mostly hope Tina enjoyed it 😉

as always thank you for reading

Dab10

BOOK REVIEW THORNE: Rose’s Dark Contract: (Book 1)

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WOW JUST WOW

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THORNE: Rose’s Dark Contract: (Book 1)

I wouldn’t normally get a book like this myself

but I won it in a contest so I started reading

(and couldn’t stop)

if you like BDSM, great character development, unknown attractions, and a captivating story line

this will work for you.

Throw in some dark pasts and people learning about themselves and you get one heck of a good story

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Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven…the primrose path—Shakespeare

William Thorne is a powerful man with dark needs and a troubled past who doesn’t have the time nor the desire for romantic relationships or notions.

Through meticulous planning and iron-clad contracts, Thorne has managed to maintain a modicum of balance, control, and happiness by employing personal assistants to aid him in all aspects of his professional and personal life.

Sex with no strings attached. Obedience without questions. An arrangement of mutual benefit. No mess. No love. No expectations. Nothing beyond a signed contract.

But when Thorne meets recent music grad, Victoria Rose, the shy and beautiful down-on-her-luck waitress, obsession replaces his carefully constructed thinking. He becomes so fixated on having her, without a full understanding of who she is, that he rushes her contract, making mistake after mistake before the ink even dries. His once neat and controlled existence becomes blurred and smudged.

Can the mistakes he makes be erased from Rose’s dark contract? Or will the damage leave an indelible mark that nobody could have seen coming?

About author

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R.B. O’Brien has always been drawn to the more taboo side of storytelling, even as a young adult, from hiding books from strict Catholic parents as a teen to getting lost in the erotic sections of bookstores for hours. As a writer, O’Brien explores the darker, erotic nature of relationships, those riddled with the reality of insecurities and human folly, exposing the vulnerability, emotional turmoil, and occasional pain that can come from losing oneself in the heat of passion.

O’Brien holds a degree in English literature and happily resides in the Northeast of the United States. Her first series, the highly acclaimed Natalie’s Edge trilogy, is now available in ebook format and print, the third of which, Redemption, was nominated for the Golden Flogger Award for best BDSM romance. THORNE, O’Brien’s second dark romance suspense series, Rose’s Dark Contract and Rose’s Dark Secret, is also available now in eprint, a tale where things are not what they seem. Expect Book Three December 2016. O’Brien has just released her award-winning series, formerly the Capture of Rosemary, The IMOGEN series.

“To write is to descend, excavate, to go underground.”—Anais Nin

and as always thanks for reading

Dab10

 

 

 

FREE BOOK UNTIL 10/7

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hsby Patient Lee

 

The eastern US will probably see some action from Hurricane Matthew this week. I’m going to console you with a dirty little freebie: Hurricane Season. (Gullible woman accepts a vacation in paradise offer, thinking she’ll have to attend a timeshare lecture. Instead she has to play with a man and two women.) My first piece of fiction ever, and quite possibly the dirtiest thing I’ve ever written.

HOW TO SMART URL

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so I was doing book promos for fellow authors and a few needed to do last minute changes to the url or just add them last minute so i put this together to show how to do it without worrying if they can get to it before it posts

 

This is a way to get a url to use when you haven’t released your book yet but want to have your blog promo out and ready to go.

One go to smart url https://manage.smarturl.it/ and create an account it takes an email and password then a reply to there email.

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Then go and log in.

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then you click on create url

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you will come to this page

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Click country. (mostly I don’t know what the others do)

Then go to your default. (I used my amazon author page)

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Copy the url from  the page you chose

and put it in default box.

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Then scroll down.

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I tend to make it something to do with the book(if it goes through this will be your url)

then click save.smart8

Now you have an url to put in to your pages you send for blog and wouldn’t need to have someone add it later.

When you get the book url. (presale or it goes live)

Go back to smarturl.it and log in.

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Click on the link for the book url you made before.

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Copy your book link. (I use us because that’s where I am at)

Paste it both places.

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Click the background.

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I know this works for amazon now what ever country their in it will go to that amazon.

Then click save and your done.

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Now the url in the blog will take them to the right amazon page for them.

it also keeps track of where and how many clicks the url receives.

this is meant to help if you find it confusing or errors please let me know

as always thanks for reading

Dab10

 

 

NOLA Naughty Nin9: An Erotic Romance Anthology

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Release Date: August 15th, 2016

Genre: Erotic Romance (mix of Contemporary, Paranormal, LGBT, BDSM, Historical)

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Guilty pleasure. Perfect Sin.

New Orleans gets in your blood. Like sweet chocolate or a decadent bite. Ancient mysteries hide behind hidden doorways, and messy love happens in the dim bar lights of the French Quarter. Follow us through nine tales of love found through need, pain, desire, and inhuman temptations. Contemporary, paranormal, menage, or gender bending, we’ve got it all, in one perfect package. Just like the city itself.

9 Erotic Romance Tales in the Big Easy

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Dedicated to Amanda Byrne. May your stories live on forever.

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Bayou Shadows by Erzabet Bishop
Voodoo dreams and buried lies bring Delia to New Orleans. A sexy shifter with secrets of his own might just get her to stay… 

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Sultry by Amanda Byrne
Ash is really fuckin’ tired of being a virgin. Rory’s suddenly got an urge to seduce him. But can their friendship survive? 

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Sinfully Hot by Tina Donahue
A hotter-than-sin reaper. A badass demon. Hell doesn’t get steamier than this. 

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Playing with Fire by Margaret Madigan
When Vlad Golakov is sent to New Orleans to find a missing woman, he plans to get the job done quickly, then enjoy the Big Easy. He doesn’t expect to fall in love with the woman-turned-werewolf or teach the pack’s alpha that when you play with fire, you’re bound to get burned.

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Creole Corsair by Wren Michaels
Sabine Chauvet needs closure on her family’s past. But when she runs into Jasper Carrington, her old high school crush, the one thing in her past she wasn’t searching for finds her instead.

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Phenomenal by LeTeisha Newton
We all lose, and it snatches our souls right out our chests. When I lost her, I wanted to destroy the world with the same bloody hands I used to pound my enemies. When I win her back, she won’t get away again. I’ll risk my life for it. 

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Change of Heart by Liv Rancourt
Preacher always said New Orleans was a den of sin, so of course Clarabelle had to see for herself… 

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An Evening at Crossroads by Kate Richards
They broke every taboo, an ancient vampire, an exotic shifter on the run sharing gay romance under the roof of the newest and most daring club in New Orleans 

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Lion of Frenchman Street by Teresa Noelle Roberts
When saxophonist Peter Lyons invites New Orleans newcomer Kelsey into his world of jazz and kinky sex, his dominance ignites her body and his music speaks to her soul. But Peter’s hiding old pain and when Kelsey’s offered a job out of town, everything goes out of tune.

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Tina is an Amazon and international bestselling novelist in erotic, paranormal, contemporary and historical romance for traditional publishers and indie. Booklist, Publisher’s Weekly, Romantic Times and numerous online sites have praised her work. Three of her erotic novels (Freeing the Beast, Come and Get Your Love, and Wicked Takeover) were Readers’ Choice Award winners. Another three (Adored, Lush Velvet Nights, and Deep, Dark, Delicious) were named finalists in the EPIC competition. Sensual Stranger, her erotic contemporary romance, was chosen Book of the Year at the French review site Blue Moon reviews. The Golden Nib Award at Miz Love Loves Books was created specifically for her erotic romance Lush Velvet Nights. Two of her titles (The Yearning and Deep, Dark, Delicious) received an Award of Merit in the RWA Holt Medallion competition. Take Me Away and Adored both won second place in the NEC RWA contest (different years). Tina is featured in the Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. Before penning romances, she worked at a major Hollywood production company in Story Direction.

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Erzabet Bishop is an award winning author who loves to write naughty stories. She is the author of Lipstick, Dinner Date, Crave, Hedging Her Bets, Red Hot, The Science of Lust, Arcane Imaginarium: Spirit Board, Holidays in Hell, Mallory’s Mark (upcoming 2016),The Devil’s Due (upcoming 2016), Charity Benshaw’s Enchanted Paddle Emporium (upcoming 2016), Sigil Fire, Glitter Lust (upcoming 2016), Written on Skin, Club Beam, Pomegranate, A Red Dress for Christmas, The Black Magic Café, Fantasies in Red, Wicked for You, Sweet Seductions: The Erzabet Bishop Collection, Holiday Cruise, Fetish Fair, Temptation Resorts: Jess, Temptation Resorts: Marnie, Taming the Beast, The Erotic Pagans Series: Beltane Fires, Samhain Shadows and Yuletide Temptation along with being a contributor to many anthologies. Erzabet has been a finalist in the GCLS awards for 2014 and 2015. She has also been nominated for the Golden Flogger Award for Crave. She lives in Texas with her husband, furry children and can often be found lurking in local bookstores. She loves to bake, make naughty crochet projects and watch monster movies. When she isn’t writing, she loves to review music and books.

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Teresa Noelle Roberts writes erotic romance and romantic erotica for passionate people who like tales of true love on the spicy side. Also a poet and fantasy writer, she has a particular fondness for paranormal and fantasy tales in which the romantic, the supernatural, and of course the erotic mingle. She’s also drawn to things kinky.

Born in the Finger Lakes region of New York, she now lives in southeastern Massachusetts with her own personal hero and a clowder of exceedingly large cats. When she’s not writing, you might find Teresa working in the vegetable garden…or cooking up a storm…or knitting something bright and colorful….or on a beach, regardless of the weather. If you can’t find her at all, well, she has to get ideas for all those sexy stories somewhere.

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Wren hails from the frozen tundra of Wisconsin where beer and cheese are their own food groups. But a cowboy swept her off her feet and carried her below the Mason-Dixon line to Texas, where she promptly lost all tolerance for cold and snow. Fueled by coffee, dreams, and men in kilts, Wren promises to bring you laughter, sexy fun time, and action that keeps you on the edge of your seat. The easiest way to her heart is anything to do with the Green Bay Packers, Doctor Who, or Joss Whedon.

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LeTeisha Newton: So I think this is the part where I’m supposed to say something super cool, win you over, and make you my life-long superfan…OR wait, is that how I am about my anime collection?

Probably.

Basically, I’m an author, blogger, geek, and villain lover (Joker IS MINE!). There shouldn’t be any surprise then that I tend to love my heroes a bit broken, all messed up, and in need of someone who understands them just the way they are.

Ha, my heroines are right there with them. You see, love is nice, it’s sweet. It can be all rainbows and glowing stars. And then it can be dark, twisted, hurtful, and feel so good you have to scream about it. So I write like that. From one side of the spectrum to the other, because that’s real. That’s life. And that’s what we crave–-delving into a fantasy world or not.

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Margaret Madigan: I write romance for Entangled Publishing and Evernight Publishing. I write and indie-publish romance and sci-fi through M&M Publishing.

I’m an Oregon Ducks fan.

I’m a donut and pastry addict (pretty much any carbs, really).

I like cats.

I’m terrified of balloons.

When I’m not writing you’ll find me in a college classroom teaching English and, of course, wrangling my family.

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Sadly, Amanda passed away in July 2016.  When she wasn’t plotting ways to sneak her latest shoe purchase past her partner, Amanda wrote sexy, snarky romance and urban fantasy. She liked her heroines smart and unafraid to make mistakes, and her heroes strong enough to take them on.

When she wasn’t writing, she was reading, drinking hot chocolate, and trying not to destroy her house with her newest DIY project. She lived in the beautiful Pacific Northwest, and no, it really doesn’t rain that much.

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Liv Rancourt: I write romance: m/f, m/m, and v/h, where the h is for human and the v is for vampire…or sometimes demon. I write funny. I don’t write angst. When I’m not writing I take care of tiny premature babies or teenagers, depending on whether I’m at home or at work. My husband is a soul of patience, my dog is the cutest thing evah(!), and we’re up to three ferrets.

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