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#WOTR21 #AuthorSpotlight – Harley Easton

Harley Easton

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Harley Easton – Romance writer. Sometimes I write paranormal romance. Sometimes I write sweet romance. Sometimes I write erotic romance. No matter what, all of my romance comes with a kiss of magic and usually a little snark. I have had a ton of different jobs and I grew up reading fantasy, fairy tales, urban fiction, and humor, so you definitely see influence of all that variety in my work.

When you are writing a book, which is harder? The first book in the series or the others after it?

Getting things started is difficult for me, so the first book seems to be the hardest. It is why I don’t currently have a series out. I’m still working on that first book. Once a project is in motion, I have better momentum.

What comes first? The plot or characters

The plot usually comes before the characters. I’ll get a rough outline and start working on a project, but at some point the characters always take over the story. They will very loudly let me know if something I’ve planned doesn’t work for their personality or how they think.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I’ve been lucky enough to meet a few of my favorites, like Neil Gaiman, Molly Harper, and Stuart McLean (before he passed). I would love to meet some of my favorite modern day fairy tale authors. Jane Yolen is top of my list, but Melissa Albert, Theodora Goss, and Merissa Meyer are all tied for close second.

If you could ask that author three questions about their writing, writing process, or books, what would they be?

1. Other than the classic tales, what inspires you most?
2. What is your favorite fairy tale trope and how do you like to subvert that trope in your writing?
3. Which book of yours was the most difficult for you to write and how did you work through those difficulties?

What is harder? The blurb writing, naming the book, or naming the series.

I always think naming a book is hard. It’s tough to find the perfect few words that can really interest a reader and touch on the depth of the book. I’m much better at blurbs.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

I don’t have one favorite memory. My favorite part of being an author, is the friendships I’ve made with authors and readers. That makes every signing, every anthology project, and every promo a good memory. It keeps me going when I’m struggling on a project.

What is your definition of success?

Success is finishing a project and it being done well. I really enjoy having a physical copy of something I’ve written or edited. Turning the cover of one of my books, feeling the pages flip between my fingers and knowing I’ve put my all into a story is extremely satisfying.

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#WOTR20 #AuthorSpotlight – Harley Easton

Harley Easton

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Harley Easton – I dabble in a little of everything life offers – reading, writing, singing, acting, cosplaying, board gaming, generally being a nerd. All are great ways to make my insanity seem a little more normal. I have two fur-babies I specialize in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction, writing and editing independently and for small press publishers. Who knows what kind of trouble I’ll get into next.

When you are writing, what are some go to’s that you needs? IE Foods to eat, noise level, place to sit.

It sounds silly, but I absolutely need a glass of ice nearby. Nothing in it, just ice. I’ll usually write with some instrumental music in the background, but I can crash anywhere to scribble down a few lines.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

The connections you make. I love meeting readers, authors, and organizers. Book people are usually really awesome, so I love walking away with new friends.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

Right now, I’d love to meet Jim Butcher or Jane Yolan. Both of them are masters at manipulating folk-lore, fairy elements, and superstition into beautiful stories.

When you are writing, do you have a consistent schedule where you write every day at the same time or are you a sit and go on different days to get it done kinda person?

Consistency is hard for me. Luckily my family and friends are really supportive and let me spend hours in the writing cave when I have a project.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

The day my mom asked to read my book and my dad told me he was proud I was a writer.

Do you have a book that is your most prized possession? What is it and why is it so amazing?

I have the copy of Maguerite de Angeli’s Book of Nursery and Mother Goose Rhymes that my aunt let me pour over for hours when I was a child. Not only does it remind me of her every time I see it, the gorgeously illustrated book is what first sparked my love of reading. It got me interested in fairy tales and folk-lore – a life-long obsession of mine that still seeps into my reading and writing.

What are your social links?

Insta – @harleyeastonwriter
Twitter – @ harley_easton
Facebook – @harleyeastonwriter
Website – www.harleyeaston.com
Goodreads – https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8506548.Harley_Easton

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Twinsie Angie Review of The Arts of Love HERE

#Sugar4SPICE #AuthorSpotlight – Harley Easton

Harley Easton

Tell us your name and then a bit about yourself.

Harley Easton – I’m a midwestern woman who has done a little bit of everything. I tend to write short stories. Everything has a healthy dose of romance, but sometimes I venture into paranormal romance, erotica, romantic horror, or fairy tale spin offs.

Where is your favorite place to write and what food must be present?

I have an office where I usually do work. It sounds strange, but I must have a cup of ice with me.

What are you favorite things about attending signings?

I love meeting people. New readers and new authors are always fun to chat with. I end up connecting with so many after the event and making good friendships.

What author would you love to meet (Who is your unicorn author)?

I was lucky enough to meet Neil Gaiman and Molly Harper who were both previously on my list. Now, I’d love to spend a long conversation with Jim Butcher or Mercedes Lackey.

What author would you love to write with?

Other than the ones on my unicorn list? I think Sarah Addison Allen and I would write a really cool book together because I really get into the rich Southern magical-realism feel she has in her books. I’d also love to work with Marissa Meyer because that woman transforms fairy tales like a master.

What is your favorite memory so far as an author?

My father telling me he’s proud of me and my mother asking to read one of my books. I’ve been blessed with a very supportive and close-knit family. Their praise made me cry.

What are your social links?

@WriterHarleyEaston – facebook
@harleyeastonwriter – insta
@harley_easton – twitter

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The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity Review by Twinsie Angie HERE

#WOTR19 #Review – The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity by Harley Easton

The Arts of Love: Stories of Sensual Creativity

You know what they say about those creative types…

Playful, rebellious, sensitive and passionate, nobody loves like an artist. These sixteen stories set the stage for racy encounters with bad boy rock stars, sensual actors, and artists seeking their muse. Inside this collection you’ll find:

* A drummer aching to satisfy the one woman who doesn’t recognize that he’s a rock star
* A writer unaware that his fans and former assistant find him undeniably attractive
* An eccentric college professor enticing her protégé with informal lessons on dance, drawing, and desire
* A stage manager struggling to remain professional with the show’s sexy director

Whether you’re looking for a playwright provoking her friend’s uptight cop neighbor to help with blocking, two choir men battling for the affection of the girl-next-door, or a struggling writer finding an unusual muse in the Japanese countryside, this collection will have you ready for romance.


I received this book from the author for an honest review.

So I will claim right up front, I know jack all about music…LOL  so I appreciated the Musical Terms Glossary at the end of the first story!!

This book is a collection of short stories from this author.  Each story is about a different character and a different musical theme I guess you could say.

The book is a great way to sample to author to see her writing style and flow in each story.  I have previously read one other story, but this was a different vibe then that one.  Some of the stories in the collection are a whole lot steamier then the others….HELLO BRADLEY in Headphones……. where others are less heat filled but still naughty.

It’s a great book if you have a few minutes and want to read a quick story.  Its also great if you are looking for light but solid writing in each story.  I have to say Mistaken Identity was my favorite.  The story of Justin and Gina was great.  I would love to know more about them.

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She’s worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.


#WOTR19 #Review #Anthology – Melt with Harley Easton and Marie Piper

Harley Easton and Marie Piper are our attending authors.


Kick off the holiday season with this sexy collection of five brand new romance novellas.

Rocky Mountain Meltdown by Harley Easton
Writer Tessa Hazel can’t stand the cold, so when her agent banishes her to a Colorado ski lodge in January, she’s far from happy. To make things worse a surly hotel worker and her favorite frienemy are working to keep her out of the arms of a sexy ski instructor. Will a little extra snow fix everything or cause Tessa a major meltdown?

Body Heat by CM Peters
Whether it’s in the green valleys of Ireland or the cool land of Maine, love can bloom and wither as fast as a snowflake. Is it a good omen when two lonely hearts meet on a stormy night? Can they make it through when everything pulls them apart?

Off-Season by Marie Piper
Winter in a rafting town means blessed solitude as far as Eva is concerned, until sexy rafting guide Charlie shows up on New Year’s Eve. If the two of them can survive an ice storm, a bear, and each other, they just might realize they’re perfect together.

Finding Home by Sienna Saint-Cyr
When Marina scheduled her long overdue vacation to Leavenworth, Washington, all she’d wanted was a chance to sip her tea in the adorable Bavarian village and forget about her ex. But her plans quickly went awry when a hipster in a beanie stormed into the teashop demanding his rental manager fix her mistake… for she’d rented his cabin to Marina, while he’d planned to be there.

Damsel by Stephanie Bissette-Roark
Cassandra never wanted to return to that old, converted barn atop the hill. But when her estranged father leaves it all to her in his will, she journeys home to discover if any part of her broken past still remains. She didn’t expect to find Ethan Bailey waiting for her, a strange man who kindles in her powerful—but unwanted—feelings of familiarity. When a treasured childhood toy transports her into an imaginary world, Cassandra will come face-to-face with a man that looks just like Ethan, but whose medieval garb tells a different story. As the lines between make-believe and reality blur, will her new companion bring healing love and open her heart in the real world or will the monster of her past consume her?

All proceeds from this collection will go charities that support mental health research and aide.


I was gifted this book by the author after winning it in an author takeover.

Rocky Mountain Meltdown by Harley Easton

This was a sweet and quick read.  The story is about an author who along with her rival are checked into a ski resort for the weekend of writing and working.

Tessa is none to thrilled for the burly lumberjack, Bryce, who seems to keep judging her but is thankful for the hot as heck ski instructor, Kevin….or is she.

It seems our burly and grumpy lumberjack has a few secrets in the closet in regard to Tessa and her writing.

The story made me laugh at the antics of our rival author because who doesn’t love to see an enemy get their much deserved paybacks!  But seeing the connection between Bryce and Tessa develop and the ending chapter was a sweet ending to the story.


Off-Season by Marie Piper

This story was probably my favorite of the set of stories.

Eva was left her uncle’s diner in a small rafting town.  Eva is quite happy to live her life in solitude because she doesn’t feel she is good enough to be with the person she really desires.  Her fear and insecurity make her push him away at every turn.

Charlie is the owner of the main rafting group in the area and he is head over heals for Eva.  He has no idea what he did in the past to make her run but he is dead set on claiming her for the new year.

The couple have major issues because Eva thinks so many wrong things about Charlie is doesn’t really believe him when he tells her the truth.  When a scary situation with Charlie makes Eva run to help him, she slow opens her heart to what he might be….a really good guy.

I really enjoyed seeing Eva open up to Charlie and seeing him help her overcome some of her insecurities within herself.

Harley Easton

Harley Easton is a Renaissance woman dabbling in everything life offers. She’s worked at a major theme park, found expert witnesses for legal cases, been a guest lecturer at a well known national museum, and worked with medical students. Putting experience and insanity to good use, she’s become an author specializing in erotic, romantic, and speculative fiction.


Marie Piper

The full-length steamy Western trilogy, FIRES OF CRICKET BEND, and the gothic dime store serial, MAIDENS & MONSTERS, are available now. Marie’s short pieces are featured in a variety of anthologies.

The brand-new western romance series, THE GILDED BRIDES, will kick off on Novermber 13, 2018 with the release of HIS BLUEBIRD BRIDE.

When Marie isn’t writing, she’s likely out exploring the Windy City, gathering more books for her towering hoard, or happily drinking coffee and wasting her time on Twitter