What do you think about the current publishing market?
Times have changed from traditional houses with printing presses and shipping hardbacks to neighborhood bookstores, to the new independent writers and online publishers and retailers. It has given voice to some really great authors and stories that would have otherwise been kept hidden, because they didn’t possess “The Golden Ticket” of a big PH contract given to a select popular few. I’ve read many Indie books that are so awesome it was terrible they were rejected by some agent (the key master) or PH (the gate keeper), because it didn’t fit their “current” marketing needs (their loss). Also, books no longer receive a sad six-week shelf life before other, newer novels push them out of the store and back to the publisher to go into storage. There is now no time limit for a book to find its audience, which in itself takes time. Honestly, I see all this change in a very positive light.
Do you write one book at a time or do you have several going at a time?
I always have several books, outlines and character profiles going on at one time, although I do try to primarily focus on one main novel until it’s finished. But I’m a Scheherazade, and as soon as I’m in the middle of one story, three more pop up that beg to be brought to life and put on paper.
Advice you would give new authors?
I know this is common wisdom, but always, always write for yourself, no one else. Not even an agent or publishing house that promises you the moon and stars if you compromise your (fill in the blank) and do things their way. Maybe they could even deliver, but the journey would always be a sad one, and you’d never have any fun. And that always, always translates back to the reader who is and should always be your main audience.
Sons of the Alpha Book 3
by Addison Carmichael
Genre: Paranormal Romance
To avoid a forced, loveless marriage to a man she detests, were-Cougar princess Jade Lamarche escapes to the neutral territory of Santa Barbara, California to finally live life on her own terms. But she discovers this is dangerous country where female Cats are rare and highly sought after by dozens of vicious rogues, and Jade finds herself needing the help and protection of a lone Wolf outcast from his own Pack.
A Wolf Pack in a blood feud with her own family’s Cougar Pride.
After failing to prevent his friend’s suicide over an unspeakable crime, were-Wolf prince Luke Bryant breaks from the unjust and restrictive laws and constraints of his Pack and disappears into neutral territory. At last he is free from the suffocating expectations of his people and the forced control of his High Alpha father.
What Luke didn’t count on was befriending a lone female Cougar who requires his help at every turn in this deadly, untamed Wild West. Or the fact that against every natural law known to were-kind, he’s impossibly developing feelings for her.
Deep, taboo feelings.
Because one thing is always certain—A Wolf never falls in love with a Cat.
Sons of the Alpha Book 2
It’s bad enough Nicole Gabrielle is a low-ranking Sigma Wolf—she also harbors a taboo secret that would expel her from the Bryant Wolf pack there in the Pacific Northwest.
Nicki is half were-Coyote born from the notorious Juarez Coyote Pack.
But Nicki has bigger problems. Were-Bear gangsters blackmailed her family, and the only way to pay them off is to doctor her Pack records and disguise herself in order to hire on at the exclusive Timber Ridge community. No matter how hard she tries to fly under everyone’s radar, however, the hot and charming Jake Bryant pursues her with a royal vengeance, risking exposure to her deadly secret.
As the High Alpha’s heir apparent, Jake Bryant must abide by one specific Wolf law—he can never marry anyone below his Alpha rank. Unfortunately, his forced-upon fiancée Eva LeBlanc only loves his half-brother Neil.
If only he could locate his mystery “Sheila” who rescued him from Arcan Hunters one night twelve years ago. She is the only person who has been able to help him make sense of his chaotic life, and the only woman he’s ever truly desired.
With the exception of this intriguing new employee in the Pack organization…who seems strangely familiar.
Sons of the Alpha Book 1
Alexia Raine has a major problem.
She’s being stalked by very dangerous men for some unknown reason, but one that will turn her entire world on its axis.
Neil Duran has five major problems.
Just when he’s closing in on a vicious werewolf hunter that is kidnapping, torturing and killing their people, he’s pulled from the case by his High Alpha, Rob Bryant, to locate and return the daughter of their most valuable and gifted shifter. If he doesn’t, their entire Wolf Pack in the Pacific Northwest might collapse and lose all hard-won territory, shifting the balance of powers and throwing the entire were-kind species into a world war.
Problem one—Alexia Raine never knew her real father.
Problem two—She doesn’t even know that shifters or were-kind exist.
Problem three—Their rival Pack wants her and will stop at nothing to acquire her for several unspeakable reasons.
Problem four—She’s the most aggravating, infuriating, intoxicating woman he’s had the displeasure to rescue. And he may very well be falling in love with her.
Problem five—A wolf always finds and protects his mate.
Beauty and Her Beast
Prequel to Sons of the Alpha – Knight
A tale as old as time–with a Paranormal twist!
Rebecca Hartford hates Valentine’s Day. That is, until the mysterious, attractive Erik Leonid bursts into the café where she sits eating alone that afternoon. Then her entire world, and all of her preconceptions, turns upside-down and will never be the same. That means learning to love someone from the inside-out regardless of her fears and those seeking to harm them both for their forbidden relationship.
She only hopes it will be enough.
Addison Carmichael has been a storyteller since she was a young girl. Even then every tale she imagined had a romantic element that grabbed front and center. She is absolutely in love with love—giving it, receiving it, then sending it back out into the world. She believes there is something miraculous and supernatural about true love in every form, and incorporates this magical element into all of her stories.
Besides reading and writing (blissful addictions), Addison loves the mountains and ocean, and enjoys hiking, camping, horseback riding and star gazing. She also bakes, knits and sews, which she never has enough time for. She attempted mastering several musical instruments, singing, painting, photography, dancing and archery, but always returned to writing and storytelling as the “one true love” of her life.
Addison was born and raised in Southern California and has lived and traveled all over the west coast (and the world), now living happily-ever-after with her family in the Pacific Northwest in Snohomish, Washington.
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