Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Author Spotlight: Brianna Hughes

The Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf Author Spotlight is on Brianna Hughes. Hughes is a paranormal romance and erotic author. She just released her latest book, The Hunter's Realm, a fantasy romance. Hughes released her first book, Blood Ties back in 2012 and since then she released four series, Wicked Blood, The U.S. Marshal's, MacLeod Family Immortals, and Pure Wicked Seduction to name a few. She is currently working on a few books which Hughes discusses in my interview with her. She also talks about her love for the paranormal genre and the inspiration for some of her books. It's my pleasure to present to you today's Author Spotlight, Brianna Hughes.

Brianna Hughes' Biography

A little about me is I am a person who loves life and living in the moment. I have found a deep passion in my life in writing romance and erotica novels as much as I enjoy reading them too. I started writing as a hobby and since have been inspired to publish what I have. My heroines are always strong women that can stand up for themselves.

My favorite genre to write is Paranormal, but I am delving into other genres as well. My passion is to express how I feel and see romance, sex, and creatures of the unknown come alive on the pages of my books. Immortal highlanders, witches, vampires, Lycans, warlocks and many more, some of my work is inspired by daydreaming , but mostly by a wild imagination.  I am now exploring, Contemporary, Fantasy, Historical and Western Romance, as well as Erotica. I am also thinking of doing a few YA books too.

My first book was published on May 7, 2012, ever since Blood Ties (Wicked Blood Series #1) hit the shelves it has been great and a dream come true. Taking the characters that are in my head and bringing life to them is accelerating. I am staying very busy these days as I am working on three more books for this year. One is another in the Wicked Blood Series and another from my Marshal’s Series and a final one with my Co-Author J.L.Raven. 

Coming June 20, 2014 I will be releasing another novel, this is a fantasy romance entitled, “The Hunter’s Realm” published by BookRhythm.

I could not have gotten this far without the Lord's help and several friends and family.
You can see more of my works here

An Interview with Brianna Hughes

Thank you for the opportunity to interview you. You published your first book (Blood Ties) back in 2012, how do you feel you have grown as a writer?

You’re welcome and pleased to be here, if it wasn’t for interviews like this, along with fans, I wouldn’t be doing what I love, writing. Well since 2012, I have definitely grown as a writer in many aspects. One is that I believe that I have learned to make my characters more in depth parts of themselves. I have also combined more realistic situations into my books. I didn’t always love to write. In high school and college it wasn’t my favorite subject, but now I can’t do anything without having it turn up in my writing.

I’ve read that your favorite genre to write is Paranormal. What is it about this genre that inspires?

I have always been fascinated with vampires, shifters, zombies, werewolves and myths of the afterlife creatures. I remember the first time I saw the original Dracula movie. I was hooked on the macabre and knew that was the genre I would primarily write.

You just released your latest book, The Hunter’s Realm, what can you tell us about it?

My latest release is “The Hunter’s Realm”, The funny thing is the concept came to me while watching the movie “The Day after Tomorrow”. The wheels started to turn, slowly at first then increasing as the concept, story board emerged. What if instead of the weather being the issue at hand, that a magical realm was crumbling and a hero was determined to keep that from happening, but all the while trying to save his Realm, he finds the love of his life in the human Realm, and together they meet obstacles in their way to happiness.

The Hunter’s Realm is a story of strength, love and courage, face your worst fears and survive, to put your faith and trust in another person and the joy that comes when you do. I deal with the realistic subject of domestic violence. It is a cause I feel strongly about and in doing so; I have decided to give a percentage of the sales to a local Domestic Violence shelter. I try to bring something from the world of reality into what I write. Keep it real for my readers, so they can feel that character or characters.


Kelly Jackson has spent four years running and hiding. Her prince turned out to be an abusive bastard who tried to take her son. Moving into a nice quiet neighborhood the last thing she wants is to be drawn to her McHottie neighbor. No matter that her children think he belongs to the family.

Elliot Hensworth, one of the Realm’s mightiest warriors, was sent to the other side to guard the weakening wall between the Realms. The last thing he needs is a petite sexy neighbor with her inquisitive children to find out that he isn't what he seems.

As we mentioned before you the paranormal genre is one that is your favorite. You have been writing in other genres. A prime example is your Marshall Series, where did the idea for this story come from?

I love action movies, so when the idea for this particular series came to me as I was listening to the sound track from the movie Con Air. All of a sudden Mitchell started to knock away in my head and then Amira started in. I did some research for this since it was out of my normal genre, as I typically do for any genre.

How many books are you planning for this series?

Right now I have two for sure, “Out of Sight: Protection of a Witness” and possibly a third depending on the outcome of book two, “Secret Liaison”

Do you have a favorite among your books?

Well, I have written over 20 manuscripts in varies stages so, choosing which one I like the best would be hard, but again if I had to choose I’d say it would be my Wicked Blood Series. Why? I would have to say I feel a little wicked. And love that in this series each story is so tantalizing you can’t wait to sink your teeth into it. Within the books in this series I have created a world brought forth with intrigue, excitement, revenge and more sensual romance than the law should allow. The first book, “Blood Ties” is about the plight that Alexis Silver goes through into the shadowy world filled with blood and passion, one where she seeks vengeance on a sexy vampire, Gabriel Moreno, who gave her his dark kiss.

What can readers expect to see from you next?

Well, first up is “Trick or Treat” third book within my Pure Wicked Seduction Holiday Series,
due to be released on October 30th have another planned for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Oh, yes I am also still working on the revisions on “Blood Ties” which is tentatively scheduled for re-release in summer 2015. Also, tentatively will have book two in the series in spring 2016.

I also just finished another Paranormal Romance, “Love’s Foresight”, which is currently with beta readers and then off to editor, tentatively will be out early 2015. Another is “Heart of an Alpha” which is being released in an Anthology, coming early 2015. “A Cloak of Deception”, a Thriller Romance novel is currently with editor and then being resubmitted. Also, I am working on a book with co-author Miranda Jaymes, “Moonstruck.” So, you can. The Cover will be revealed on the October 18th say I am staying busy.

Who are some of the authors that have inspired you as a writer?

I’d say Edgar Allen Poe; he was the first to introduce me to the stories of mystery and the macabre. He helped the start of the science-fiction Genre. The other is Stephen King.

What has been your favorite part of writing and publishing books?

Favorite part is writing! Another of the favorite things is getting to meet some wonderful fans and other Authors. The joy you have when you hold a copy of one of your books in your
hand and then autographing it for a fan.

In 10 words or less can you tell readers why they should read your books?

Stories so tantalizing you can’t put them down. Wickedly Enticing.

Is there anything you would like to tell your fans and or readers new to you?

I first and foremost, want to thank you all for the support and feedback. It is much appreciated. I enjoy unfolding adventures of love, conflict, strength in my books and wanting with hope that you have been able to connect with one or more of my characters. I’m here doing what I love to do for all of you. I am always happy to hear from my readers. If you haven’t read my work, take a chance and pick up one of my books and enjoy.

Books by Brianna Hughes

MacLeod Family Immortals
Bewitching the Highlander Warrior
Forbidden Affair of the Heart
Untamed Passions
The Bodyguard and the Princess
Seal Hard as Stone
Beauty and the Beasty

Destiny Dreams Forbidden
Book One: Destiny
Book Two: Untamed Passions-cross over
Book Three: The Warlock's Heart of Passion
Book Four: Heart of the Rose

Pure Wicked Seduction
Temptation of the Flesh - 2015
Sensual Indulgence
Garden of Pleasure
My Master
The Manor
Holdiay Short Series - Available Now

Wicked Blood
Blood Ties (Wicked Blood #1) -Re-Release Summer 2015
Blood Ties Redemption (Wicked Blood #2)
A Kiss so Lethal (Wicked Blood #3)
Bloodlust: The war Within (Wicked Blood #4)

U.S. Marshal's

Out of Sight: Protection of a Witness - Book One
Secret Liaison – Book Two

Feral Series with R.L. Raven
6 books in the series

Seals of Valor

Silver Cross Series
Co -author with the creator H. Dirk Macgrieve

Thriller/ Mystery Series
A Cloak of Deception - Release 2015
Red Silk Mystery

The Hunter’s Realm 
Darkness of Lust
Fury Enchained
Dream Seductions
The Succubus Legacy
Lustful Desires
The Purgatory Series
In the Mist We Now Dwell
Forbidden Magic
Control of the Fury

Cambridge Skinwalker Series
Heart of an Alpha #1 - Fall/Winter 2014
Battle Within #2
Wolf's Captive #3

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