Author Interviews

5 Female Authors Who Write Love Stories for Everyone

By: Hidden Gems on August 16, 2022

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By: Hidden Gems on August 16, 2022

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Each month we have the opportunity to interview the writers that bring incredible stories to your eReaders. From debut authors to seasoned pros, we’ve enjoyed getting to know these folks and learning about their inspiration and lives outside of writing. Today we’re bringing you a round-up of five recent interviews with female authors dedicated to writing love stories for everyone, just in case you missed them the first time around.


Through the Hidden Gems ARC program, we’ve introduced readers to books in over 15 genres from authors of all walks of life, starting out or well seasoned. It’s an honor connecting our ARC readers with new-to-them authors, or old favorites.

It’s no secret that romance is the most popular genre within our program. Romance readers are voracious, and they know what they want! Whether it be contemporary, historical, young adult, paranormal or suspense, readers enjoy a love story with the hopes of a happily-ever-after.

With that in mind, today we’re looking back at five female authors committed to bringing more happy endings to readers. We loved catching up with these incredible authors who share their words and stories with the world, and we’re quite certain this list may include your next favorite romance author!

Dana Claire

Looking for a love story suitable for young adults with action that goes beyond the bedroom? Enjoy a little angst and some supernatural elements? You absolutely should explore Dana Claire’s romantic fantasy novels!

When asked, “How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet?” Dana said, “I am a hopeless romantic and an action junkie. Toss a couple supernatural, magical, or sci-fi ingredients mix it in a bowl with high school angst and love, add a dash of imminent threats and viola, my Young Adult book babies are born. If you love exciting, spine-tingling moments, with chaptering ending hooks, you’ll be smitten with my writing. I like to tell my readers: Come for the romance, stay for the non-stop action.”

Check out our interview with Dana Claire and decide which book you’ll read first!


Ivy Smoak

Want all-the-steam? Do forbidden romances heat you up? Ivy Smoak is the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestselling author of The Hunted Series. Her books have sold over 3 million copies worldwide, and we recommend you start with Temptation.

During our interview we asked Ivy, “What feeling do you hope readers are left with when they finish one of your novels?” Ivy candidly replied, “I always say that if you don’t laugh and cry while reading my books, then I haven’t done my job. When I write, I sob and laugh like a crazy person and I just hope that those feelings transfer to the page. In the winter I usually lose my mind and write thrillers though. And when you read those I hope that you’re left feeling super unsettled and a little freaked out.”

Check out our interview with Ivy Smoak and let us know which books you add to your TBR!


Amy Craig

Enjoy some suspense paired with your romance? Love being on the edge of your seat but want the comfort of knowing your journey will close with a happy ending? Amy Craig is the romantic suspense author for you!

Amy writes contemporary romance with intelligent heroines and when asked, during our interview, “What inspires your stories and why is that important to you?” Amy told us, “I love alpha heros and strong women, but I’m a cathartic crier, so I’m not afraid to let my characters fail. I like to stack the odds against them, put them in a hard spot, and ask them to shine. So far, my heroines have demanding, technical jobs, but art can be brutal, too.”

To learn more about Amy, her writing, and to stay up to date on her latest releases, read our interview from earlier this year.


Casey Dembowski

Need some romantic comedy in your life? How about award-winning romantic comedy? Reviewers call contemporary romance author Casey Dembowski’s books engaging, fun, and thought-provoking. Her debut novel, When We’re Thirty, has been awarded the 2021 NYC Big Book Award for Romantic Comedy, 2021 American Book Fest Best Book Award for Romance, 2022 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Chick Lit and the 2022 National Indie Excellence Award for Romantic Comedy. This is a one-click buy for sure, with Casey’s second book, The Corey Effect, set to release this October.

When asked, “Where does the inspiration for your writing come from?” Casey told us, “So much of my writing is inspired by music. Each of my works has a playlist that inspired me while I was writing, and there’s usually one specific song that is really the theme song to the book. It might not directly correlate, but the feeling behind the moment depicted in the song will spawn a story that I will spin into a whole novel.”

Check out our full interview with Casey and learn more about her writing style in our interview on the blog!


Golden Angel

Love a romance novel that is packed with friends and family? But also want some mega-steam between the leading couple? Look no further than Golden Angel’s extensive catalog, which is sure to have something for everyone who enjoys a HEA.

When we chatted with Golden Angel and asked, “What feeling do you hope readers are left with when they finish one of your novels?” Angel warmly replied,  “A reader once told me that I’m her favorite ‘comfort author’ and that warmed the inside of my heart to the brim. That is exactly what I want to be. While there are always difficulties that my main characters have to overcome, my books are not super high on angst. They’re the warm hug you can go running to when another book has hurt you, the hair of the dog that you can consume when you’re suffering from a book hangover, and you can go in knowing that you’re going to laugh and live with my characters right up until you breathe a sigh of relief at their happy ending.”

Read our interview with Golden Angel and choose which of her stories you’ll dive into first!

Don’t miss out on these heartwarming books from incredible female authors dedicated to writing stories that make you feel the love and let us know what’s up next on your to-read list.


Readers in the Hidden Gems ARC program enjoy books from authors like those mentioned above, and many more in over 15 genres. If you want to read more, for FREE, just sign up for the Hidden Gems ARC program. Each morning we send out offers for books from any of the genres you’ve chosen to hear about and selected readers will be sent those eBooks to read and review on Amazon.

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