Storyland Book Rec: To Seduce a Witch’s Heart: A Novel of Love and Magic by Nadine Mutas

Storyland Book Rec: To Seduce a Witch’s Heart: A Novel of Love and Magic by Nadine Mutas

I usually do art recs for more visual mediums, but this week I wanted to celebrate a fellow writer and share her incredible book here as a recommendation to read.

To Seduce a Witch’s Heart is funny, and smart and heartwarming, and there is no way you won’t fall in love with this leading man! I never wanted this book to end, and if you like funny, hot, leading men, you won’t either.

It’s free right now on Amazon:  https://www.amazon.com/Seduce-Witchs-Heart-Novel-Magic-ebook/dp/B00WYKHE0S/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

Get yours today! You will NOT be disappointed! 

Awakenings, Dreams Series Book 3 – “This is a must read for any paranormal romance book lover.”

Awakenings, Dreams Series Book 3 – “This is a must read for any paranormal romance book lover.”

Check out the review for Awakenings, Dreams Series Book 3!

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Awakenings, Dreams Series Book 3 – AVAILABLE NOW!

Reunited with his love, Sara Siler, Eli Solomon stands with her and their friends Mads, the demon hunter, and Malik former vampire Commander of New York, for a final showdown with the man in the shadows.  Alareon knows the truth about Tomahawk, and what’s really been happening to the missing vampires.

He also has deep ties to both Eli and Mads, but does that mean they should trust him? Will Alareon try to push Sara and Malik aside to reclaim what was once his?

The exciting erotic supernatural Dreams Series continues in Book 3, Awakenings!


New to the Dreams World?  Start at the beginning with Dreams…

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Ever wish that vampires were real?  On a dark snowy night, college student Sara Siler makes that wish to her friend and dance partner, Eli Solomon, freeing him to reveal himself to her.  When she discovers he is more than a man, she slips into a dream world of unimaginable passion and hunger, where she learns that the world can still surprise even a dark little heart like hers.

 


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Nightmares, Dreams Series Book 2 – AVAILABLE NOW!

Three years ago, the vampire Eli Solomon fell in love, and lived out the most passionate week of his long immortal life in the arms of Sara Siler. They had planned their future together, promising never to part, until she disappeared without a trace.

He will never rest until he finds her again, but what will happen when he does? Will she remember the dream they shared when he vowed to fulfill her every need and desire for all of eternity? Will she still want him the way he has wanted her for every terrible night they have been apart?

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Congratulations to all the lovely people who already signed up for my newsletter prior to 10/31/16!

As a special thank you to them I am giving them all  a complete e-book Dreams Series Set, Books 1-3!

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Miss your chance sign up?  It’s no too late! I have one more set to give away!  Sign up today at the Rafflecopter link below for a chance to win a set of Dreams Series e-Books 1-3!!

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Congratulations to all the lovely people who already signed up for my newsletter prior to 10/31/16!

As a special thank you to them I am giving them all  a complete e-book Dreams Series Set, Books 1-3!

Amazon Dreams       Amazon Nightmares    Amazon Awakenings

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J. A. Brown Interview with BareBack Magazine October 24th, 2016

**Interview with Natasha from  www.barebackmag.com for Dreams, the first book of my Dreams Series. **

Natasha: Hi J.A. Brown! Thank you for the interview. Can you tell our readers about yourself and how you got started as a writer?

 J.A. Brown: Hi, Natasha, thanks so much for letting me visit with you!

I have always enjoyed writing, even back as far as high school, but did not set myself free to do it until a few years ago. I was inspired to pick it up again, after almost twenty years, by my favorite fictional vampire, Eric Northman, as portrayed by the incomparable and incredibly talented Alexander Skarsgård.

I spent three years writing fanfiction, telling the kind of stories I wanted to see on the screen, or in books that focused on the type of characters that interested me most. The ones that were multi-layered, complex even dark at times.  I don’t think that people are any one thing so I find myself drawn to characters that have a full spectrum of personality traits, and make choices that the everyday person tends to shy away from making.

 After I had rekindled my passion for writing, and improved my skills, I started telling original stories, and creating original characters that I wanted to share. I wanted to grow my own worlds that hopefully will entertain and also inspire other budding writers to sit down at their own keyboards, and let their imaginations soar.

Natasha: How would you describe your style of writing? And what can readers expect from your stories?

J.A. Brown: My style tends to be both visual and intimate. I want the reader to see the scene as clearly as I do when I am writing it, and I want them to be able feel it. I think a story can have a big backdrop and a complicated plot, but what makes it work is the dynamic between the individuals.

I want each interaction, whether an erotic scene or a conversation that contains mostly exposition, to be a scene that pulls the reader in, and makes them either want to be that character, or believe for short time that they are, before the real world intrudes again.

 Readers can expect intensity in my storylines and characters that pull them in.  That doesn’t necessarily mean all drama or angst, because I think humor has an important place in storytelling. It adds another dimension of personality when you see the humor of a scene as well as the dramatic impact of what is happening.

Natasha:  When it comes to writing, do you have a certain routine or writing process that allows the ideas to flow better? Where do you get your ideas for your stories?

J.A. Brown: Music is key to my writing process. I have several growing pages on my website for Storyland Soundtracks that link the viewer to iTunes if they are interested in purchasing the music that I am using as a backdrop while I write.

I think music is so important to me due to the influence of television and movies, and the realization that a good soundtrack can set the tone, and enhance the emotional connection we make to the characters and the story.

I also make tons notes in notebooks, and on whiteboards, and when it all starts to be too big, I focus on bringing it back to being intimate again. If I can see a scene through the eyes of one of the characters, and focus on their actions and reactions to what is happening that is when I feel the story coming together.

I get my ideas from everywhere.  A line that someone says to me in real life, a movie, a picture, or a music lyric, sometimes the beat of the music itself will spark something for me.  I love to find that one small thing that may have been overlooked, and bring the audience back to realize it in a new way.

Natasha: Let’s talk about “Dreams”. The title is very intriguing and I love the book cover. Can you talk about how you came up with the title and a little about the story?

J.A. Brown: Thank you, Natasha.  That cover was designed by Christi Carlson of Golden Designs, and she is available for commissions. I worked with her to create something that would set the tone for the story, and I think she did a fabulous job! She also created the design for my Storyteller website. Yes, that is a shameless plug for her. J If you know anyone in need of cover art or web design, I recommend her whole heartedly!

Dreams is a story that started from a writing prompt for a Christmas contest last year.  I was going through some changes in my life with my job, and in my heart I wanted to be storyteller.  I took a deep breath, and said to myself, “Let’s go all the way.”

The vampire genre is a well mined area, but I had not found a lot of stories with a heroine that was strong, dark and sharp from her own life experiences.  It was very important to me that Sara Siler be those things, and that when she wished for vampires to be real, she wished it with every fiber of her being, and that she embraced the realization of it the same way.

In addition to a heroine that knew her mind and owned her choices, I changed it up by telling this story from the male lead’s perspective.  Eli Solomon is an ancient vampire, with the appearance of a young man able to pass for a college student, coming to the end of a yearlong sabbatical from his regular job when he meets Sara.

The story is set in the space of the week between Christmas and New Year’s and focuses almost exclusively on them learning about each other and falling in love. 

The title is about Eli’s dreams, Sara’s dreams and my own of being a storyteller as well.

 Natasha: How would you describe yourself and your personality? Are you like any of the characters that you write about?

J.A. Brown: I would describe myself as analytical.  When I am confronted with emotions I pull back and process it extensively before acting or reacting.  Sometimes, I get locked into my own head, and have to make myself remember that there is a world happening out there while I am tucked away thinking and re-thinking things.

At the same time, I can be a fly by the seat of my pants kind of woman who believes deeply in intuition, and shooting from the cuff.  I never know which way that’s going to go.

Each of my characters has a little something that belongs to me, it’s how I get into their skin, and think the way they do, which is not necessarily the way I do, because the one little thing I give is often exaggerated and not offset as that trait is (should be) for me personally. Think of it like taking a picture, and then enlarging it to focus on one tiny element of the photograph.  It helps keep me connected because if I can’t relate to them, I don’t believe I can help the reader relate either.

Natasha: Besides writing, what do you enjoy doing on your spare time to relax?

J.A. Brown: I enjoy photography, painting watercolors, movies and thought provoking television which can vary depending on mood and research I am doing for a story. I can be as engrossed in a documentary as I am in an episode of a serial. 

Natasha: How does your family feel about you writing erotica

J.A. Brown: Smiling here.  They support my writing, but they don’t read it.  I don’t talk to them about it in depth, because it makes them uncomfortable.

For myself, I hope we can someday live in a world where we can embrace our sexuality, and realize that it does not define us.  I want to be in a place where we, as a society, can see that every story is a love story, and that people who love each other share themselves, not just emotionally but sometimes physically, and that it can be beautiful and healing.

Natasha: Can you share with us anything you are currently working on, and/or any new releases?

J.A. Brown: I am so excited to share that Dreams already has a sequel published called Nightmares, available now! The third part of the series, Awakenings, is slated for release on 11/1/16, and I have fourth book planned for 2017. These can be purchased on the following sites:

 Amazon Kindle & Paperback | iBooks | KOBO | Smashwords

I also have another series that I just published the first book of this week, called Put Your Lights On, A Pillars of Light Novella.  It’s a Fantasy/Horror/Romance Rated M for violence/horror and adult situations.

PYLO is currently exclusively available on Amazon Kindle Unlimited & Paperback, because I wanted to share my stories and style more freely with readers so they can see if they enjoy my storytelling.

Natasha: How can our readers learn more about you and your books?

J.A. Brown:  You can find me on my website, please sign up for my newsletter while you are there, and in these other locations.  I look forward to hearing from you all!

jabrownstoryteller.com

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