Thursday, March 06, 2014

Always by Kindle Alexander ~ Pre-Release Review, Reader Q & A with Kindle and Giveaway

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WooHoo we have Kindle Alexander with us today dear friends… haha, how exciting is that!!! We have the Pre-Release Review of their new book Always due for release on the 11th March PLUS… Last month we asked you if you had any questions for Kindle and the response was just amazing, so thank you to everyone that left a question. We have tried to fit in as many as possible and combined a few that will hopefully give you the answers you wanted. AND …Kindle will also be gifting one lucky reader a $25 Amazon Gift card… so grab a coffee and stick around for a while… you have lots to get through.

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Always by Kindle Alexander

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Title ~ Always

Author ~ Kindle Alexander

Genre ~ M/M Romance

Expected Release ~ 11th March 2014

Rating ~ 4.5 Stars

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Synopsis

Born to a prestigious political family, Avery Adams plays as hard as he works. The gorgeous, charismatic attorney is used to getting what he wants, even the frequent one-night stands that earn him his well-deserved playboy reputation. When some of the most prominent men in politics suggest he run for senate, Avery decides the time has come to follow in his grandfather's footsteps. With a strategy in place and the campaign wheels rolling, Avery is ready to jump on the legislative fast track, full steam ahead. But no amount of planning prepares him for the handsome, uptight restaurateur who might derail his political future.
Easy isn't even in the top thousand words to describe Kane Dalton's life after his father, a devout southern Baptist minister, kicks him out of the family home for questioning his sexual orientation. Despite all the rotten tomatoes life throws his way, Kane makes something of himself. Between owning a thriving upscale Italian restaurant in the heart of downtown Minneapolis and managing his long-term boyfriend, his plate is full. He struggles to get past the teachings of his childhood to fully accept his sexuality and rid himself of the doubts brought on by his religious upbringing. The last thing he needs is the yummy, sophisticated, blond-haired distraction sitting at table thirty-four.

 

Monique’s Review

Well, after just finishing Always by Kindle Alexander… I am totally drained, a little shell shocked, with the whole red, puffy eye look going on, because I cried buckets!!! OMG! Kindle Alexander ripped the heart from my chest before lovingly putting me back together. That ending!!! …and I will say nothing further on the conclusion of this book because it’s perfect and needs to be experienced first hand… just know that you need tissues… lots of them!

Always is an incredibly moving and heartfelt journey… A lifetime of happiness is all we can ever hope for, and to be able to share it with someone you love, well, that’s the stuff of dreams. This book is escapism at it best, it’s that happily ever after we all yearn for, a love story pure and simple and one that will without doubt melt your heart, beautifully executed and poignantly delivered with such love and care by Kindle Alexander it was like being enveloped in your favourite snuggly blanket.

There is no angst in this book, no misunderstandings for the sake of it, Avery and Kane are perfect for each other and Always is all about the love and romance, a connection and bond so deep that they can barely breath without each other. And Kindle makes no apologies for it in the writing, as if to say… “Hell, I’m going to write a love story that is soppy and romantic and it will melt your heart, but do you know what… that’s good and we’re going to make a bloody good job of it too.” …and do you know what, they did!

The start of this book was the total hook for me, it has impact and opens on the present day with Avery about to go into surgery for a heart condition. What becomes immediately apparent is the love these two men have for each other and the life bond they have formed over the last forty years… I was drawn in by Avery and Kane, wanting to know their lives and how they got there, and reminiscing in the waiting room of the hospital with his daughter Amber… Kane tells us their story.

Kane is a Restaurateur and Avery a Lawyer with political ambitions, both men are professional and confident, sure of themselves and their abilities, both using a persona to convey that confidence to the world… Yet, in each others company they become adolescent teenagers with the whole tummy tingling, sweat inducing, tongue-tied-flustered thing going on, with no control over their bodies reactions or the sizzling electricity that arcs between them. Both of them are as confused as fuck as to what’s going on, but the intensity and raw passion of it is something neither of them can restrain, unable even to recognise their own feelings for what they are… yet knowing it is something so much more than mere physical attraction.

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I am no fan of insta love, I am usually all about the angst and drama, get my blood pumping and adrenaline going and I’m happy, but sometimes a book or an author comes along and does it right. I had no eye rolling moments here, why? you might ask, well I’ll tell you… it’s all about the writing and the believability factor, and Kindle makes me believe these two men are soul mates, destined to be together. The story itself, as I explained is escapism, is it believable, no, it’s fiction and it can be whatever it wants to be… but their love is never in question! I was like their cheerleader on the side lines, encouraging them every step of the way, whooping at every milestone in their lives. So many times we read a book, so invested in the characters, we want to know of their lives beyond that HEA… How did their lives turn out? Is it a love that lasts a lifetime? You become desperate and make up your own scenarios… but with Kane and Avery, well, we get to live a lifetime with them… and now I want to cry again!!!

Kane and Avery’s story is just beautiful, there are some great secondary characters, namely Paulie who will also worm his way into your heart. It’s funny and quirky, you will both laugh and cry, there are plenty of aww moments and a few where you would like to do some serious damage… that would be Kane’s hypocritical bigoted family. The sex as always with Kindle is plentiful and HOT!!! and I could go on and on about this book, but do you know what… the synopsis does a pretty good job of telling you what the book is about, any more than that and you would miss out on enjoying the first hand experience for yourselves and I really don’t want to spoil that for you. But be assured Kindle Alexander fans will love this book, they have delivered what I would call a true romance that even those readers like me, that can be a bit sceptical at times will love… be assured there is nothing cheesy or too saccharine about Always, it’s just the perfect love story!

Purchase Links

AMAZON US | AMAZON UK

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Reader Q & A with Kindle Alexander

Huge Welcome Kindle from us all here at SSBR and also all of the very lovely readers that have left you some AMAZING questions, we have lots to get through so we’ll just crack on with a Great question from Northerngirl_2013 and Shandra Torbett as I am sure there are a few readers out there that might not be aware of the fact that Kindle Alexander is actually a writing partnership, so …how does your writing partnership work and do you each write one MC or do you each write a chapter?

Great question! No one has ever asked this before. High five you two! We are different than anything I’ve seen before. Actually my writing partner is different. I’m the normal one… (waiting for the slap in the back of my head!)

We actually had a great friendship before we started writing. We read together and you know how hard it is to find people as passionate as you are at reading. When we started writing, neither of us came to this with an ego. We are fully vested in the idea that the teamwork we create turns out a better story in the end.

From the beginning, we talk it all out. I tend to create the written outlines and put together the base. She is super good at the description. The true answer is that we just write all over each other until we have created a solid, one voice.

 

Mrsmac and Jen would like to know… How much time do you spend actively writing every day? Do you both manage to work to a schedule? And how long does it take you to complete a book?

Haahahahahahahahahahahahaha – our family has started making it hard to have an exact time to sit down and write regularly. And each book is a little different. Double Full took about a month. Always took about eight months. We spend a large part of each day talking about the stories, but the writing seems more concentrated. When it happens, it’s intense and fast for the most part. Always was the hardest thing to write. It took a long time. We worked on many other projects while writing Always, because it needed to sit and breathe, if that makes any sense.

 

Haha… Laurie P and Kim Talbot want to know if you are you a plotters or a pantsers?

I’m wearing pants. My writing partner doesn’t like to wear clothing especially when she drinks. (Plotter)

 

In a society where the internet seems to have become a part of our life’s blood, this is a great question from Andrea Minier… How much of your time is spent on marketing and social media and does it help or hinder your writing process?

All of social media? Let me preface this by saying I have a lifelong work experience in Marketing, Sales and Advertising – remember that when I answer this question honestly. I love social media. I love how it has introduced me to so many people who read the same books I do. The concepts of social media are so perfect to me. From an advertising standpoint, it’s a remarkable tool to get your message out at little financial cost, but in return, that takes time. Not just time on the sites, but also in collecting engaging content – you cant just be there, that’s not enough. I’m lucky, I can generally pull from the crazy people in my life. I spend approximately five to six hours a day online. I can’t say that hinders the writing process at all. I see it as a necessary step in accomplishing goals.

 

A popular question and one I’d like to know too, is about your love and passion for the M/M genre… What made you both chose to write in the M/M genre as opposed to M/F or M/F/M? Do your friends understand your passion for M/M? And would you ever consider writing in another genre?

Cherthib, cindy refel, Jodi Marinich, Fay, Jbst, Jenni LovesBooks, Carrie, Marcy Meyer, Cara O, Michelle Willms, Donna Fulford

This is a terrible answer, but it’s the truth. As readers, we fell in love with two gay vampires. Neither of us had really ever read gay fiction before. What got us started writing… the honest answer and the one I’m stalling to answer... the author separated the two males and took them a different direct from their original beginning. We fell in love with them together, it broke our hearts that they weren’t going to be together. Through finding fan fiction we played around and wrote and kept them together. It was the start of everything.

 

I like this question from Teena3940 …If you were writing a book about your life/lives what would be the title?

Mine: 1) You are Dumb. You are so Dumb. 2) You Don’t Know What You Think You Know 3) Tie your Tubes Early, the Wee is like a Faucet, it Leaks.

WP: 1) The Benefits of Xanax from Birth

We laughed and laughed over this.

 

The love for your characters is just amazing and there are a lot of our readers that would like to know how you bring such life to them and their stories, do you base your characters on people you know? How do the idea’s come to you and do you need to do much research? …and I think everyone wants you to expand on those sex scenes!

Denise Ellis, angel90249. Bobbie Walker, Stacu Gragg, daciab08, Susan Haase, Angi Johnston, Sabrina Taylor, Heather Briskorn, Sara Henke, Lesley Routledge, Dawn Brunt, Steph2012, Sarah P, BookLover, Cindi Barber, Donna Fultheford.

Our characters are generally those first two guys we played in Fan Fiction. It’s like playing dress-up – you know, Nurse Barbie, Pilot Barbie, Mommy Barbie. So for us, that means when one story stops, we get to start over and they get to meet again, and again, and again. We definitely pull from real life. Every story we have written is something familiar to us in our lives. All of the occupations and interest are reasonably well known to us. Either we did them, experienced them or a family member has somewhere along the way.

The problem is that I’ve never been a superhot gay man.

 

BookLover, KellyMae Helfrich, Tiffany Callan and Brenda Wheeler, would like to know how do you get into the minds of your characters and decide who to run with? Is there a character that has been a little tricky or difficult for you where you couldn’t quite figure him out yourself, or get in his head? And do they talk to you at night?

I think the bigger question is: How do we get these two out of our heads? We are so afraid when we get older, and sit in our nursing homes, that we think these two were real live participants in our lives. We are truly worried about this. My WP worries about going into surgery, and those few minutes during recovering where you babble about random stuff – she’s afraid of what story she will shock the nurses with and insist it’s absolutely true.
These two talk to us all of the time. And they have for years. Isn’t that crazy?

 

Love this question from Meganmoffat, especially as I like dark reads myself… Do you think you will write anything considered taboo?

You know, I think at some point in life that gay fiction was considered taboo. You just never know. I can say that I walked into a situation where people were flipping out at a computer screen that showed intense porn pictures. Everyone was covering their eyes, yelling, shocked… It was nothing to me anymore and all I could think was that they needed to be spending more time in Facebook groups.

 

Steph F, Cathy Lasky and Janice are interested in when you realised you wanted to become writers? …and what the influence/inspiration was behind it?

I think we answered this above. The short answer even sounds more terrible. We started writing when we thought an author messed up her characters. ISNT THAT TERRIBLE TO SAY? I would die if someone said that about my characters.

 

A lot of authors use music as inspiration, Kassandra and Kim Turner would like to know if the same is true for you and if so, do you have soundtracks for your books?

I’m a mother of three, I like silence – the quieter the better. My WP listens to music as she writes. For Always, she went old school. She loves loud intense music – Linkin Park, Godsmack, Dope, but she also went Lifehouse, deep love songs. She likes noise. Lots and lots and lots and lots of noise. Did I say lots?

 

Oooh, I think this is a difficult question to ask authors to choose between their babies but Kassandra Johnson, Misty Luh, Shawna, Jennifer Thompson and Lain Gruver want to know… Out of all the books you have written thus far, which is your favourite and why? …and do you plan to write any sequels?

It’s shocking to us that anyone likes our books. They were all designed to be standalones. Now as we write, secondary characters are making their presence know. I don’t know if a secondary character really makes a “sequel”, but there will be some of that in the future.
We wouldn’t have said this two months ago, but we both feel Always is the favourite and will be for sometime. It’s a love story like no other.

 

Love this question, Maggie and H.B. would like to know who you would most like to write a story with and why?

We’ve talked with Sandrine about writing together, also Susan. I think Sara York would be someone that comes to mind. She is truly such an amazing person. She’s good inside and out, and then factor in her excellent writing – we might not be able to keep up with her. And now that I’ve said that, I think of Nicole Edwards that way too. Oh now the authors are just popping into my head. There are so many. Who do you think we should write with?

 

Another popular question… we all seem to want to know what you like to read, so …What authors are a one click for you? …and do you have a favourite book/series/characters?

Mameo’s Angels, LadyDi77, Gabrielle Lee, Jenn F, Jen CW, Rita, Brandi Gillilan, Karen, Carrie, Natasna Jiggetts, Latona Ale, and Leslie Rodriguez.

I don’t like this question because there are so many authors I one click and I always leave someone out. I generally follow that top 100 gay fiction romance authors list on Amazon. I don’t buy randomly from my Kindle anyone, I dig through that list on my computer.
Here’s another problem I have with answering this question. Now that I write, I’ve met lots of authors. I’ve had to clean my rose colored glasses too often lately. That has affected my buying patterns. I tend to buy from genuinely nice people/authors. Being nice and reasonably respectful is important in my day to day life, so I like to support those that have that same basic belief. See? It makes it hard to answer this question.

Let me ask this, who do you all find as great authors, and recommended reads?

 

Aww… we all have one, MaryJoan Fryer would like to know… What is your favourite movie of all time?

MJ Fryer, is that your name? I loaded you on my Kindle last night! With all honesty, I can tell you Gravity is NOT my favourite movie. My writing partner likes a Knight’s Tale.

 

What is your favourite book from childhood? …that’s a question from Wendy Hoffman.

Can childhood be Junior High? I loved Forever by Judy Bloom. It started me in romance. WP says Nancy Drew.

 

Teresa Blomander wants to know if you are you a cat or dog people?

Total dog person. That litter box is too much for me.

 

I have so many, so it would be hard for me to choose! But Stacey would like to know what your favourite quote is from one of your books?

Don’t think this is lame! True love will stand the test of time… Always.

 

Lastly and this is a question from all Kindle Alexander fans… What is up next for you and do you have books already planned out? And when is Full Disclosure due for release?

Always comes out March 11 (maybe the 10th – we’ll see) and I’ve worried over this one. You guys need to email me what you think at kindle@kindlealexander.com. Full Disclosure is next, and that’s scheduled for the summer. I think Denise will hit me if TP 2 doesn’t come out in the fall. And then I’m thinking that a secondary character from Always might need writing. He was a surprise to us, but he’s strong I think.

 

Thank you so much Kindle we ALWAYS love having you pop in and really appreciate you taking the time to answer our readers questions.

I love you guys. Thank you for letting us be here today and for these awesome questions. I didn’t go in and thank each person individually because I wanted to answer the questions, instead of just thank you for posting them... This was incredibly fun. Thank you Monique for putting this together. I know it was a lot of work. AND a big CONGRATULATIONS on the size of your wonderful blog. SO DESERVED!

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About Kindle Alexander

Best Selling, and newly award winning (whooo hooo!) Author Kindle Alexander is an innovative writer, and a genre-crosser who writes classic fantasy, romance, suspense, and erotica. It’s always a surprise to see what’s coming next! Happily married with too many children, and dogs, living in the suburbs of Dallas.

Connect with Kindle

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212 comments:

  1. I'm so excited, anything Kindle writes is an automatic must read for me :)

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  2. My favorite author is Jamie McGuire and Beautiful Disaster is my favorite book. There are so many amazing authors out there. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. I'll have to check her out - it is a her? Thank you for reading this!

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  3. I'm going to have to say anyone you write with would be great. My recommendations are the ones that pop up most on my kindle, but I know I'll miss a few other good ones Jenna Galicki, K.T. Fisher, Rob Colton, Kindle Alexander, Jay Vaughn, I'm forgetting some but that's all I can pull right now.
    I enjoyed the interview and questions, can't wait for Always or Full Disclosure!!!!!

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    1. Thank you for the love Char! I know some of those names. I need to check them out!

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  4. I have lots of favourite author, but I think at the moment is Lily White. Recommendations come from goodreads' friends or the blogs I follow. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Blogs are a great way to get recommendations. I've gotten a lot from this blog. I need to check out Lily White. Thank you for commenting!

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  5. I don't think I have one favorite author that I think Kindle should write with - they all have good points that would mesh well. And I would certainly read it none-the-less! I get recommendations from FB, Twitter, email, blogs, backs of books, etc. Looking forward to your upcoming books!!

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    1. Back when I was signing on to facebook for the first time, who would have thought it would change my life so completely? Facebook and Twitter are a great source to get book suggestions. That's how I found Cater Quinn and he's a rock star. Thank you for the love and commenting!

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  6. I think Kendall Grey would be awesome and Madeline Sheehan!

    I love so many authors Jamie McGuire, Abbi Glines, Ella Fox, Harper Sloan, Kelly Elliott, Molly McAdams, Aurora Rose Reynolds that's just to name a few..

    Recommended reads right: Until Lilly by Aurora Rose Reynolds.. I just finished it and loved it :)

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    1. I'll have to check that out! Thank you!

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    2. You're my Victoria! Hi my friend!

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  7. I love Ella Frank's Try. I have also enjoyed The Quinn Secruity series by Cameron Dane.

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  8. Nicole Edwards (just because I love you both) :) and there are too many to choose from....

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    1. Hi Karen! I love Nicole Edwards too.

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  9. I'm so excited for this book and can't wait!

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    1. Piper, you are def on my recommend list!

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  10. I have so many favorites: Edmond Manning, Tara Lain, Eden Winters, Josephine Myles...I could go on! It might be fun to see you do a hockey story with Isa K...

    --Trix

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    1. Isa K... I would like that a lot! See? So many good names. I met Eden Winters at GRL and she's new to me, but I'm correcting that now. Thank you!

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  11. I have so many authors that I love! I love Paullina Simons, CJ Roberts, Jaime McGuire, Jodi Malpas, and many many more. I love following on the amazing book blogs, and being active on Goodreads helps me keep up with all the amazing books. Thanks for the great giveaway!

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  12. I loved the Q&A, great questions and answers. And I have way too many recommended authors and books right now.

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  13. I have many favorite authors but right now I'm loving K. Bromberg because I am finishing up her series! I get recommendations from my reader friends, the blogs I follow and good reads. Any author Kindle chooses to write with would be great for me because I would read it!!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. See? I didnt know K Bromberg but I was forwarded her nasty, hateful, unwarranted review comments on Amazon and it made me buy all three of her books. I'm excited to get to know her. I hate when people are attacked like that. AND thank you for the love and signing up.

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  14. I find those books written by two authors very interesting, as I can't imagine it would be easy to make a story flow with two different perspectives. So I think it would be great to see her write with anyone! and I've read some REALLY GREAT books lately, so I'm going to say Erin Noelle and Barbara S. Stewart. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Since we write all over each other, we dont have a problem doing that in a book. We have found that lots of authors do have that problem, but then the book comes out two different voices. Thank you for the recommendations and signing up!

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  15. Brooke Cumberberland, I love reading Ren Alexander and AM Madden

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    1. I'll have to check them out. Thank you!

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  16. I think you should write with J.R. Ward. Until I found Kindle Alexander, the first M/M book I read was Lover at Last and it was amazing. You could mix contemporary with paranormal M/M!!! My favorite authors are J.R. Ward, Suzanne Brockman, Lindsay Mackenna, Catherine Anderson, Jill Shalvis, Lizzy Ford and N.M. Silber. I'm pretty much all over the place!

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    1. I love her too! Suzanne Brockman - Robin and Jules - I love them. They are so sweet! (did I get their names right?) I dont know some of the rest of them. I'll have to check them out! THANK YOU Cindy! I havent seen you in a while. Stop by and say hi!

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  17. Love the interview and the review! Can you imagine Kindle and Nicole Edwards!?!??! Mind blowing :-) For a recommendation and because you talked about vampires LOL I'm going to recommend the All Souls Trilogy (starts with A Discovery of Witches) oh an dis a 'main stream book' that has amazing gay characters. Enjoy!

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    1. Thank you Lola! I love that! And thank you for the rec. I'll check those out. Vampires and that whole suck your blood is just so hot together.

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  18. I'm more excited about this book than any I can remember. THIS IS MY KIND OF STORY!! I think I may just go to Barnes & Nobel and pick this up in hardback because I want to hold it in my hands. I haven't wanted that in a very long time.
    I don't think you should write with anyone. You're doing so well on your own.
    You are the author I recommend to my friends. Remember the other day when I asked Amber if she READ KINDLE ALEXANDER? You actually responded on that post! I do recommend other authors too..SDJ Peterson, SJ Frost, ...But seriously waiting for this one with bated breath!
    Lis Craig from Facebook.

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    1. Lis Craig! I love you! Thank you for this love. I'm very nervous about this book. You'll have to let me know what you think. THANK YOU! Big hugs!

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  19. Great Q&A. I'm really looking forward to this one. I recommend reading, SA McAuley, KC Wells and Anne Tenino

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    1. I love all of those authors too! Thank you for the love!

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    2. BTW - SA McAuley is a really nice person. I loved meeting her!

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  20. Hello! I would say that anyone that you write with would be great!. I use goodreads for all of my recomendations and amazon!
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway

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    1. Thank you very much and I need to get better about pulling books from good reads.

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  21. Awesome Question and Answer and I sooo agree Always is wonderful and Monique said powerful on so many levels

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  22. Writing in tandem must be so special and a personnal choice, I wouldn't dare to say anyone...
    I generally recommend everybody to read Tiffany Reisz, I love her writing style and the depth of her Original Sinners'stories

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  23. I love a lot of authors, so will go with Kaje Harper because I recently finished several of her books. I also just finished Here's to you, Zeb Pike and loved it. If you like YA, I recommend this one.

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  24. Great Q&A and I'm looking forward to reading Always. I would recommend Sandrine Gasq-Dion, K.C. Wells, Riley Hart, SE Jakes, and Avril Ashton. I really enjoy all their writing styles and well as yours. Just recently re-read UP IN ARMS *sigh* I like Reed and Trevor.

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    1. Thank you Carol! I would recommend all of these authors too! I'm so happy you enjoyed Trevor and Reed, they have a special place in our hearts!

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  25. Great review and love the Q & A. The partnership that is Kindle Alexander is truly amazing and I adore them so much. Thanks to everyone!!

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    1. We loved doing the Q & A, it was so much fun!! Thank you very much we adore you too!

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  26. There are too many authors that I love to have a favorite, a few books I would recommend just from recently reading would be Archer's Voice by Mia Sheridan and Transcendence by Shay Savage.

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    1. I know exactly how you feel. I could never pick a favorite, there are so many authors I love. I will put these authors on my to read list! Thank you Candi!

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  27. Kindle is an auto one click for me. I can't wait for Always. I love Ella Frank and Abigail Roux!

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    1. Thank you, and I hope you enjoy Always. Ella and Abigail are favorites!!

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  28. Nicole Edwards or CD Reiss. Her darkness & your smut would be AWESOME!!! ;)

    Some of my favorite authors are Joanna Wylde, the great Kristen Ashley (duh), Madeline Sheehan, and Jamie McGuire!

    Thanks for the chance!

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    1. Thank you!! I'm a fan of Nicole and CD, so that just might work... after all who doesn't love a little darkness and smut? I'll also add your favorites to my list!

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  29. there are so many authors i really love i like kimberly truesdale also Marina Maddix j.a.huss so many

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    1. Denise, I know exactly how you feel...just too many!! I haven't read these authors so they will go on my to read list as well!

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  31. I think Lily White or Kendall Grey would be great people for you to write with. As far as favorite authors, wow so many to name....I love Lily White, Lisa Renee Jones, Eve Berlin, Patrice Michelle, Tracy Banghart, etc....
    Thanks for the amazing giveaway!
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    1. Thank you Crystal, I will keep them in mind. :) You're very welcome, we love giveaways!

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  32. First, I love Kindle! Second, my favorite author is Lara Adrian- who would have thought it?!? And you should write with someone who accepts you for you with all your good and bad, someone you can be your inner self with.

    Can't wait for Always!

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    1. Thank you, love you too Elise! Lara Adrian's Midnight Breed Series is a favorite of mine! And that's very good advice. Crossing my fingers...hoping you enjoy Always.

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  33. I have too many favorite authors, if I have to pick one it would be Nicole Edwards

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    1. Nicole is a great one to pick, I think she's awesome! :)

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  34. That was a great post. Hmm, wonder what kind of story you would come up with if you wrote with Emma Lang, Beth Kery, Jill Shalvis or Carly Phillips.

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    1. Thank you Susan! Not sure, but wouldn't it be fun to find out? :)

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  35. Great interview. I think you should write with Patricia Logan. Great authors I follow are Patricia Logan, Bailey Bradford, MA Church, Amber Kell, Draven St. James and many others. Thank you for the giveaway.
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  36. I think you could write well with N R Walker. Your styles are not too dissimilar and I enjoy all of both of yous books

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  37. I love reading Nicole Edwards, Heather Long, Melissa Schroeder, Ella Frank and Michelle Valentine.

    You and Ella Frank should do a book together, I know it would be fantastic! Looking forward to reading Always!

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  38. I think you should try to write with Shayla Black or Nicole Edwards.

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  39. I have lots of favorite authors. One of my automatic buys is SE Jakes. Another is Sandrine Gasq-Dion. I love the Cut & Run series with Abigail Roux. I would love to give you a suggestion of who to write with, but I'm not sure who you mesh best with...Some authors who seem totally incompatible write so great together! I find books on Amazon, Goodreads, twitter, and more and more lately blogs.

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    1. Thank you Jen! Love all the above! And you are so right, you just never know who you will mesh best with!

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  40. i would definately say nicole edwards her books are my favorite especially travis and ethan. also big fan of kindles too...I seem to love the m/m/f books dont know why...lol

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  41. My writing partner recommends authors and book series to me, usually. Also, like Kindle, I tend to buy in the Indy pool from those that are genuinely nice and approachable, because I want to further their success. They deserve it!

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    1. As for who KA should work with... Hmm MEMEMEMEMEMEMEEEEEE! *clears throat* That's a very good question. I don't really have an answer for that yet, but, KA, I will let you know if I think of anyone that would be a good match. Maybe the writers of Cut and Run? That would be an interesting collaboration.

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  42. This is not my usual genre but after reading about it and learning about the authors I'm really excited to read this book.I have a lot of favorite authors Kristen Ashley, Carly Phillips, J. R. Ward,( my only m/m book was hers..I find a lot of new authors by subscribing to their blogs and facebook Good luck with your new book.

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  43. Nicole Edwards when she writes M/M!

    Abigail Roux, Ella Frank, SE Jakes, Sandrine Gasq-Dion, Lex Valentine to name a few

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  44. Too many favorite authors, but you are one of them! Looking forward to this book. Love the interview, too. Thank you for the chance to win the Amazon gift card.

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  45. This author has quickly become an auto-buy for me. Can't wait to read Always! Loved the Q&A

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  46. I love Kindle and her books! That's a hard question, Authors are so different, it's hard to say who would work well with her. I get recommendations from Goodreads, facebook and amazon.

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  47. I love kindle's books and have almost all of them. I also love as an author Sandrine Gasq-Dion!

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  48. I really not sure who you could co-write with since it's such a personality issue. Some of my favorite m/m authors are Megan Derr, Amy Lane, Kaje Harper, Z.A. Maxfield, Jordan L. Hawk, Ava March, etc.

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  49. Can't wait to read your newest book. Love all your books.

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  50. I think J.R. Ward would be a great fit!

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  51. Kindle is one of my favorite authors. I love everything she writes.

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  52. I love Christine Feehan, Lynsay Sands, and Jeaniene Frost any of their books are amazing. This is a new author to me so im not sure who would be good for her to write with

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  53. I like many authors such as Jodie Malpas, Cassia Leo, and SC Stepehens.

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  54. Since falling in love with two gay vampires got you interested in writing m/m romance, collaborating with SJ Frost might be interesting. She has some great vampire stories (and sexy rock stars). Some of my other favorite authors are Amy Lane, Marie Sexton, SE Jakes, Abi Roux, ZA Maxfield, Josh Lanyon, KA Mitchell, SJD Peterson, K-lee Klein, Lauren Dane, and JR Ward.

    Congrats on the new release and thanks for the giveaway!

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    1. Lisa, we love vampires and rock stars ...especially ones that wear black eyeliner! *sighs* And those are some of my favorite authors too! Thank you, we are excited about Always! And you're very welcome, giveaways are so much fun! :)

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  55. Nicole Edwards would be my choice for you to write with. She is also my choice for a great author. She has a limitless imagination and the ability to make you feel as though you are actually living the part of the characters she writes about. When I read a book, I need to "feel" the book, not just read the words. My other fav's are Kindle, of course, Maya Banks, Solease Barner, Mina J Moore, Terri Marie, Ruth Cardello, Kathleen Brooks. There are so many more....... Thanks for the great review and awesome giveaway. I am looking forward to reading this one!

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  56. I don't know that I would want you to write with anyone else, it might change the voice. But, it might enhance it as well. I don't know! LOL My favorites are TJ Klune, Abi Roux, Cameron Dane, SJ Frost, K-lee Klein, Jordan Castillo Price - too many to name, and some have books that just stand out. I am so looking forward to Almost, and the picture above with the snippet from the book is hotter than hell. I wish I could make it a screen saver! Holy hotness!

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  57. Since there are already two of you, it could get awfully confusing to write with someone else unless it was a menage.

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  58. To write with - Mary Calmes. I love her books. Her stories are so sweet. I also love Lex Valentine (Fire Season is my favorite book), Abigail Roux, Damon Suede, Scarlet Hyacinth.

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  59. To write with Alexandra Ivy or Vi Keeland. I have a ton of favorite authors but I'd have to say Lora Leigh, Marie Force, Nora Roberts & Elizabeth Lowell are my go to writers. They're some of the first authors I remember reading.

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  60. Come on March 11th! Or could we be so luckily and get Always a day early?!?!

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  61. I have so many favorites I wouldn't know where to begin. :/

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  62. Not sure about who you should write with, you do a great job on your own. Anyway, favourite authors - Sandrine Gasq Dion, Avril Ashton, A.E Via, Silvia Violet, Madeline Sheehan, Nicole Edwards, Sable Hunter, Bella Jewel, Lora Leigh, Lori Foster, J.R.Ward, Sawyer Bennett, shall I go on??? I've got plenty more.....

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  63. I think you could write with Laren Dane or Lorelei James.

    I like both of them & SE Phillips, S Brown, S Black, C Phillips, J burton of course You

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  64. I love, love reading your books. Your facebook acct is amusing also. some days I will go read Keagan Kruze-Wildes page too until I get dizzy. lol. Hmm. right now my favorite authors are you, SE jakes and SJD Peterson. okay now I need to go one click ALWAYS

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  65. Fav authors: Mary Calmes, Kiernan Kelly, Amy Lane, Jordan C Price, Rick Reed, Josh Lanyon, .. Picking up some new ones this year too. Gosh there are tons. And is it March 11th yet already?

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  66. I think anyone you write with would result in awesome stories. There are so many great authors out there that it's hard to choose just one...but....I absolutely adore Kindle Alexander ;)

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  67. I do think Nicole Edwards would make a great collaboration with you guys, as well as Ella Frank. My go-to authors are Abbi Glines, Elizabeth Reyes, Marie Force and Bella Andre. They all have new releases out that I love!!

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  68. I have MANY authors I LOVE but in the m/m erotica genre, my faves are Kindle Alexander, Ella Frank, and KC Wells. The Collars & Cuffs series is GREAT! I discovered C&C thanks to Sinfully Sexy Books!!

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  69. I loved the Q&A! My favorite authors are really eclectic. I think it would be fun to see you write with Ella Frank or Jenna Galicki. Both of them would be fun. I'd vote in Sean Michael too. My favorite authors are Shayne McClendon and Anne Rice.

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  70. I love Josh Lanyon, Amy Lane, Abigail Roux, Jordan Castillo Price & Kindle Alexander of course. Can't wait to read the new book.

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  71. I think you should write with a crayon. I love Dr Seuss!!!

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  72. I don't know who I would recommend you write with. There are so many good authors out there, it's really hard to pick. My recommended author list is: Mary Calmes, Cardeno C., James Erich, Josh Lanyon, Abigail Roux, M. Chandler, Nora Sakavic, Cari Z. and Cate Ashwood.

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  73. Just Kindle writing alone is enough for me :) but I'd love to see Heidi Cullanan (sp?), maybe Tara Lain? My favorite reads are old school: Nora Roberts, Christina Dodd, Jayne Ann Krentz.... For indie authors I LOVE Ruth Cardello and in the m/m field Tara Lain

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    1. Thank you Nicki, writing with Heidi or Tara would be an honor. Awesome list...they are on mine too!

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  74. SE hall, jenna Galicia, lisa renee jones. Some favorites definitely the 3listed along with Nicole Edwards grace Augustine, Raine Miller

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  75. Any author would make a great team for Kindle to write with but especially authors like Nicole Edwards and SE Jakes. They are two of my favorite authors.

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  76. Another author that clicks well with Kindle and both can agree where they see a story going but of course its good to have different opinions. I have so many favorite authors. I love J.R. Ward and her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Amazing and the series has a mix of everything. Most of the couples in the series are M/F but they have M/M.

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  77. Sid love I think you should write with.Love azure boone books,check out here broken novel.But I also like lynn red,michelle fox and on and on and on.Too many to name.

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  78. You know I cannot wait for this book, and it sounds like it will be as fantastic as I thought. Breathe! :)

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  79. I haven't really read M/M books so not sure which writer would be a good pair with Kindle. However, reading the excerpt of Always, I think Kindle could write with Brenda Rothert, who is a new favorite of mine. Her writing is really emotional and full of depth and I think they could possibly make a good pair.

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  80. Love Kindle's books as they are, but maybe with Nicole Edwards or Ella Frank or Riley Hart...

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  81. would love to see a book with ella frank and faves are Diana Gabaldon and Kristen Ashley

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  82. I think u should write with colleen hoover and aleatha romig! They r amazing authors just like urself!!!! Those r also my recommended authors!!! Thanks soo much for the giveaway!

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  83. I would love to read an effort from you and TJ Kline. The emotions would likely kill me! I find writers on Facebook, from freebies, and the searches I do for m/m novels. Love your stories, and I can't wait to read Always!
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  84. TJ Klune, darn auto correct!

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  85. I'm on a Neil Gaiman kick right now - that could be fun.

    Some of the best books I have read lately have come recommended by my daughter.

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  86. How about writing with Nicole Edwards? I love her books and would recommend any and all of them! :)

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  87. Hmm, I'll go with Aleks Voinov-because I'm a fan :D. As for recommended reads, I'm on an Anne Bishop binge right now. Awesome author!

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  88. You definitely need to write with Nicole Edwards. Those can be amazing books. I love Nicole Edwards books (I have read them all) and of course your books. I can't wait for more from you. I like Maya Banks, Cherise Sinclair, Melissa Schroeder, H.M. Ward, K. Bromberg the list can go on for a long long time! That's it for now...

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  89. Great interview!! Had no idea you have a writing partner!
    Who should you write with?? Hmm... maybe Sylvia Day? A gay, mysterious billionaire having lots of hot man sex would be awesome!! ;)
    As far as recommendations, it's too hard to choose a favorite. I love so many. I will say that the authors whose books I will buy regardless of synopsis or genre are A.L. Jackson, Colleen Hoover, Beth Rinyu and Ella Frank.

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  90. Waiting for Always, I just reread The current between us and Texas pride, never tired of them... sooo your questions... mmmmhhhh... I think you should have a threesome with mary calmes... what do you think??? LOL I have a few faourite MM authors I would recommend riley hart, tj klune, k-lee klein,garrett leigh, susan mac nicol.... I LOVE mm books

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  91. How about writing with my friend Julie Lynn Hayes? I also love reading books by TJ Klune and shira anthony.

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  92. Recently I've been enjoying Greg Herren, Harper Fox's Tyack and Frayne series, LB Gregg's Cornwall novellas and an AJ Thomas mystery.

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  93. I love Melody Anne and that's my choice. All her books are great

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  95. I discovered m/m through reading Double Full and I was hooked on it so I bought all your books read them in one weekend!! I have it bad for Kindle Alexander and there is no cure for it!! I'd love to see you write something with either of these talented ladies 1) Nicole Edwards 2) Kendall Grey 3) Ella Frank 4) Riley Hart!! Had the pleasure of reading Always it's a story that will stay with me forever and 3 days later I'm still tearing up!! Loved it definitely one of my favorite ones this year!!;)

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  96. I love books with Authors have come together to write it. It really adds to the story and makes it all the more interesting. I can't say I have a preference of who should be and all that. I mean there are a lot of great works out there and I have a great love for many of them so it's hard to really limit that to any particular one.

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  97. Fav authors are Abbi Glines, Nicole Edwards, Ella frank ...... Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  98. Oh, that's a good and really hard question...because you never really know if two authors will mesh as well as you'd hope, you know?
    Gah! Another hard question. I mean, I have LOTS of authors that are the top of my list of "must buy" Those being Marie Sexton, Mary Calmes, Astrid Copper, Stormy Glenn, Scarlet Hyacinth, L.A. Witt, Kim Dare, Kari Gregg, L.J. LaBarthe....omg... and so many more... I rec. their books for sure~

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  100. I think maybe writing with someone who is totally opposite to you. That could be fun (or a total disaster :-)) Great Authors, there are so many, I have have a lot of favorites, but I'll take a chance on anyone and read their book ... it take guts to put yourself out there

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  101. I love, love, love Kindle Alexander, and I cannot wait to get this book!!

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  104. Definitely, I've liked Jane Rylon, who co-writes as well. She does some good m/M and ménage...so maybe her? Or, perhaps, Nicole Edwards? I'd def recommend either for reading, especially in the ménage or M/M genres. Good, powerful, hot stuff!

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