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Author Interviews

Author Spotlight Interview: Bradley Charbonneau

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on January 19, 2021

Today’s author interview is with Bradley Charbonneau. While Bradley writes both fiction and non-fiction, we’re going to dive deep into his non-fiction Repossible series. Bradley’s motivational books regularly rank in the top 10 on Amazon’s Self-Help, Creativity and Health and Spirituality charts. He has a knack for inspiring people to take action and we are absolutely honored to have had the opportunity to chat with him about his passion, life outside of writing, and future projects. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? BC: A light-hearted, “been there, done that” perspective on some of the big issues we face in life and how to face them—and win—with a laugh. HG: I love that! We could all use a light-hearted perspective. Tell us a little bit about your Repossible series and what inspired you to launch it? BC: It’s a “Roadmap to Repossible.”… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: J.H. Croix

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on January 5, 2021

Today’s author spotlight, and the first one of 2021, is USA Today Bestselling Author JH Croix. JH is known and loved for her swoon-worthy contemporary romances. She releases several books each year and often works on collaborative projects, so her readers are always satisfied. We were thrilled to have the opportunity to learn more about her writing process, life outside of writing and future projects that are in the works. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? JH: I love people and places that inspire happily-ever-afters. I write swoon-worthy romance with smart, sassy heroines who challenges alpha heroes. Small town romance is totally my jam, and most of my stories take place in several fictional towns. HG: Love that! Where does the inspiration come from? JH: I’m intensely curious about what motivates people, and my stories are character driven. I’m inspired by… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Michelle Hazen

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on December 22, 2020

Today we’re talking to Michelle Hazen, whose latest book, Breathe the Sky, is one of the Amazon Editors’ Top Picks for Best Romance. It’s a real treat to have this opportunity to chat with Michelle about her books, inspiration and life outside of writing. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? MH: I’d say I write romance that feels real. Lots of heart and angst and humor and friendship all wrapped up together in every book, just like it is in life. HG: That’s fantastic. So you probably draw inspiration from all around you! Have you always known that you wanted to write romance? MH: What always draws me into a story, whether it’s on a tv show or in a book or movie, or in one of my own book ideas, is the love story. The love relationships, both romantic and… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: J.W. Webb

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on December 8, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with fantasy author J.W. Webb. J.W is an epic storyteller and his next release The Giants’ Dance is due out on December 17th. We are ecstatic to have had the opportunity to chat with him about his books, inspiration and life outside of writing.   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? JW: I’m a storyteller who learned to write. That took time – I drove big rigs for years.  But as the decades rolled by the stories echoed louder in my head. I love the fantasy genre. The joyous release magical tales award the reader, helping them escape the norm – especially in a year like this one. New realms, magic, heroism – how anything can happen. As a child I was found loitering by the lamppost in CS Lewis’s Narnia, or else hanging out with… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Tudor Robins

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on November 24, 2020

Today we’re sitting down for an interview with author Tudor Robins. Tudor writes “stories to make you smile”, and lately, we could all use more of those. That’s why we are so thankful for the opportunity to chat with her about her inspiration, life outside of writing and her latest release, Before & After: a Pandemic Novel.   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? TR: Did you have to start with the hardest question? Well … I guess my tagline gives the big-picture idea: “Stories to Make You Smile.” Several readers have told me that when they finish my books they spend the rest of the day in kind of a happy daze. That’s exactly what I’m going for – especially these days – trying to give readers a break. HG: Haha! Definitely what everyone needs these days! Are your novels… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Tessa Layne

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on November 10, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with USA Today Bestselling Author Tessa Layne. Tessa writes steamy contemporary romance with swoon-worthy happy endings that fans go crazy for. Today she’s celebrating the release of her latest novel, Ride Rough, and we are thrilled to have the opportunity to chat with her about her books, inspiration and life outside of writing. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? TL: I write stories with strong emotional arcs, themes of redemption and unconditional love. My stories are often a mix of humor, tears, angst – the full breadth of emotions. I think I gravitate to these stories because I recognize that as humans, we’re all broken – some more than others –  and we’re all seeking the assurance that we’re lovable and worthy of love. I write strong characters and model healthy relationship behaviors because I discovered… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Stoni Alexander

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on October 27, 2020

Hidden Gems romance ARC readers love romantic suspense author Stoni Alexander, and we recently had the pleasure of chatting with her. It was an absolute delight. Read along and get to know more about Stoni’s books, inspiration and life outside of writing!   HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? SA: I write sexy romantic suspense and sexy contemporary romance. That’s the short answer…but I’m an author and I should be able to do better than that. I write about tortured alpha males and strong-willed independent females. My heroines are working professionals who don’t need a man to complete them, but they aren’t opposed to love either. There is a lot of passion in my stories and a LOT of emotion. There’s conflict to overcome (both internal and external) and I create a story when my H/h end up working together (in… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: CC Solomon

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on October 13, 2020

Today’s Author Spotlight Interview is with new adult paranormal fantasy author CC Solomon. In her other life, CC works in Equal Employment and Civil Rights for the Federal Government. Before becoming a public servant, CC briefly practiced law after graduating from the University of Maryland School of Law. We were honored to chat with CC about her novels and how she is bringing more of a multicultural voice to the world of fantasy. HG: How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? CC: I’m a writer who loves action and romance so whatever I do it’ll have both those elements of that. I’m a huge fan of horror, anime and super hero movies so you’ll see elements of that in my writing. HG: That’s awesome. How exciting! I understand you’ve been actively writing fiction since you were 11, what did your road to becoming… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Stephanie Fazio

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 29, 2020

This week we’re speaking with popular fantasy author, Stephanie Fazio. Stephanie’s lastest novel, The Nat Makes 7 released last week and is the first in her new Mags & Nats series. Stephanie kindly agreed to sit for an interview to chat with us about her background, inspirations, and the path that led her to publication success.   HG: To start, how would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? Stephanie: Sure. So in terms of my writing, I love all things magic, with a twist of romance and mystery. For me, the best part of fantasy books is that they can bring you to another world and all the excitement that comes with that. HG: Yes! Love that. Where do you find inspiration or what inspires you to write your stories? Stephanie: Haha well crazy dreams would be one place. I also love to hike… Read More >

Author Spotlight Interview: Jodi Burnett

By: Hidden Gems | Posted on September 15, 2020

Today we’re chatting with Romantic Suspense Thriller writer Jodi Burnett, an Amazon Bestselling Author and a member of Sisters In Crime, Romance Writers of America, and Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers. It was a real thrill to discuss Jodi’s motivations, and to learn about all of the research she puts into her novels.   HG: Your tagline is “Suspense with a spark of romance”. How would you describe yourself to somebody who isn’t familiar with your writing yet? Fans of which author/type of book would like your stories? Jodi: My stories are focused on a suspense/thriller plot that includes a romantic element. Fans of Mary Burton and Sandra Brown would like my stories. HG: Fantastic! Concealed Cargo: Children for Sale is available for pre-order and releases on September 17th, so I want to take some time to talk with you about that. In fact, I checked Amazon today and it’s listed… Read More >