The Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf is excited to present to you today's author spotlight on Mardi Maxwell. Maxwell is the author behind the Doms of Mystique Series. She recently released the fifth book in the series in March, Nate's Naughty Nymph. Maxwell is looking to start a new Sci-fi romance and talks about it more in my interview with her. It's my pleasure to introduce to you, Mari Maxwell.
Mardi Maxwell's Biography
Hi, I'm Mardi Maxwell. I love to travel and I’ve traveled throughout America and lived in beautiful Utah, sunny California, hot and dry west Texas, and the mountains of Colorado. I wrote my first erotic romance in the summer of 2013. It was accepted and published that same year. Since then I’ve written five more books in the Doms of Club Mystique series. This Spring I'm venturing out into the stars with the first book in a steamy, new sci-fi romance series, beginning with Valan's Bondmate. My heroes are tough and sexy, and my heroines are strong, sassy and in some cases submissive. I like to read books that make me laugh and cry and cheer when the lovers finally say 'I love you' so that's what I write (with a little bit of suspense and always a happy ending).
Other than writing, I love to read, garden, swim, cook, and spend time with my family and friends, especially at the local drive-in movie.
An Interview with Mardi Maxwell
Books by Mardi Maxwell
In March you released the fifth book in your Doms of Mystique Club series. What can readers expect to see in this book?
Nate's Naughty Nymph starts in the present day but then goes back twenty-one years and tells the reader what really happened and why the five brothers were adopted by Jake and Katherine Ramsey. The book also tells some of the things that happened in previous books from Nate's point of view and gives the reader some ah-ha moments.
Is this going to be the end of the series or do you plan on writing more books for the series?
Funny you should ask that as I have a sixth book, The Ramsey Doms, coming out May 7, 2015 at Bookstrand. It's a wrap-up of the Ramsey brothers plans for the future, the birth of Cade's and Addison's baby, and a hint of what's going on with Thor Larkin and Marisol Rios.
Do you have a personal favorite among the Dom of Mystique series?
I always feel a deep connection with my characters so at this time I'd have to say that Nate's Naughty Nymph is my favorite. Nate is an older hero who has faced a lot of trouble and overcome it in his own way and come out a better man who puts love and family first.
I read that you were going to be starting a new series that's going to be a sci-fi romance, can you tell us anything about it?
The Zarronian Warriors is a steamy series about a race of galactic warriors who are plagued by a mating fever that can only be shared with a Zarronian female. Tragically, their females were killed over ten years ago when the Wrothians attacked Zarronia. At first the warriors accepted that their deaths were inevitable but then the fight for survival rose up and they began to search the universe for compatible females. Valan Erickson's death is eminent as he approaches his thirty-second birthday without a mate but then he's told that compatible females have been found. Unfortunately those females are Wrothian and he refuses to bond with one until he's ordered by the Zarronian Council to accept a Wrothian female or be exiled to the countryside to die alone in dishonor. The story begins at that point. So far there are three books in the series and the first one, Valan's Bondmate, comes out in mid-May 2015.
Has Sci-fi always been a subject/genre that has interested you?
Yes, in fact I started out writing sci-fi romance. I've always been intrigued by the idea of other inhabited planets and what the life forms would be like. Plus, the great thing about sci-fi romance is you can build any kind of world and character you like. Anything goes and it makes for some very interesting situations.
Almost two years ago is when you wrote your first book, how would you say your writing has evolved as an author since then?
I think my writing has improved with each book. Writing is like anything else you do – the more you do it the better you get at it. I've learned so much from other authors and my readers. I love to hear from my readers either through reviews they leave for me or on my Facebook page. So please don't be shy – like my page and come over and chat with me.
What has been your favorite part about being an author?
Research. I love learning so doing research for my books is really fun and satisfying. And, it makes me really good at Jeopardy (one of my favorite shows lol).
Do you have any advice for the new indie author just getting started?
Go for it! Just start writing. Learn how to do research including reading the books of authors you love. Get in touch with other authors through social media. Join a local writing organization. Even if your book is rejected use it as a learning experience and then rewrite it and send it in again and again. Don't give up if it's what you really want to do.
Who are some of your favorite authors?
Lexi Blake, Cherise Sinclair, Laurann Dohner, S.E. Smith, Sophie Oak, Caitlyn O'Leary, Elle Boon, Sky Michaels, Emma Anderson, April Zyon and so many others. I read constantly and usually have at least three books open on my reader at any given time.
In 10 words or less can you tell readers why they should read your books?
Great characters. Hot sexy love. Laughter, tears, joy, sorrow, suspense.
Is there anything else you would like to say to your fans and/or readers new to you?
I'm starting a fan page for people who love my books so look for it in the next month and please come join it and have some fun. There will be teasers posted there, contests for special gifts, and lots of chatting about the things I love to do and hopefully what you love to do (gardening, cooking, ceramics, crafts, reading, writing, and just our lives in general – lots of girl talk). I love hearing from you and getting to know you. If you want to keep up with me right now then please like my fb page at https://www.facebook.com/MardiMaxwellRomance ☺
Books by Mardi Maxwell
To Love and Obey(The Doms of Mystique Book 1)
[Siren Allure: Erotic Consensual BDSM Romance, voyeurism, public exhibition, spanking, flogging, sex toys, HEA] Addison Mathews is the only daughter of a famous mother and a billionaire father. She learned at an early age to be wary of people until she met and claimed Cade Ramsey when she was too young to understand what love was all about. Since then Cade has been her protector and he is one of the few people she trusts as well as the only man she's ever loved. Cade is a former Green Beret who works for a global security company. He's also a Dom who believes that love can't be trusted. He and his four brothers co-own Club Mystique, an expensive and exclusive BDSM club. When Cade decides to give up the Dom lifestyle and settle down he chooses Addison as the perfect woman to be his wife and the mother of his children. Things begin to go wrong when Addison discovers Cade's secrets. Intrigued by the D/s lifestyle she decides to prove to him that she would be the perfect sub as well as the perfect wife. Addison and Cade are two strong willed people, each with their own ideas of what their future should be. Just as it looks like things are working out for them an enemy of Cade's decides to take his revenge by going after Addison. Cade finds himself fighting to save her and their future together. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Jackson's Sub (The Doms of Mystique Book 2)A year ago, Jackson Ramsey sent Jenna Parnelle away after she gave him one night of passionate submission. At the time, he believed he was saving her from his temper and jealous nature, but Jenna believes Jackson had been slumming with the chubby girl from the poor side of town. A year later Jenna finds herself staying at the Ramsey ranch while she helps her friend Addison prepare for her wedding with Jackson's older brother, Cade. Already dreading being in the same house with Jackson, her problems multiply when Jackson begins to pursue her. The last year has taught Jackson that he's not the kind of man who would hurt a woman, much less the only woman he's ever loved. Now he has to convince Jenna, but she's decided to protect herself from further heartbreak. Who will win when a determined Dom pursues a stubborn submissive? ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Their Temporary Sub (The Doms of Mystique Book 3)
Zane's Choice (The Doms of Mystique Book 4)[Siren Allure: Erotic Consensual BDSM Cowboy Romantic Suspense, spanking, flogging, sex toys, HEA] Beautiful, curvy Ravyn Templeton saw Zane Ramsey in a BDSM club in Houston three years ago. He's haunted her dreams ever since. Zane is an Assistant District Attorney and co-owner of Club Mystique, the BDSM club he and his brothers built on their Texas ranch. When Ravyn's ex-husband is arrested for trying to have her killed, the case is assigned to Zane. The moment Zane meets Ravyn he wants her and even though he knows having an affair with her will jeopardize his career, he can't resist her. When Ravyn's ex-husband accuses her of laundering money for a drug cartel, and she refuses to answer Zane's questions, he leaves her. Fate in the form of Addison Ramsey steps in and brings them together again and again. Zane has the power to save Ravyn but only if he loves her enough to fight for her. ** A Siren Erotic Romance
Nate's Naughty Nymph (The Doms of Mystique Book 5)
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