Hi everyone!! How is everyone enjoying the 30 Days event? I really hope you all have discovered some new authors and added their books to your TBR list.
Adrienne Ruvalcaba is another author to add to your list. Check out her interview as well as her wonderful book collection.
Now, here’s Adrienne! 🙂
Adrienne D’nelle Ruvalcaba is from Southeast Texas. After high school, she joined the U.S. Army and served four years at Fort Campbell, KY. Following her army days, and one failed attempt at marriage, she and her two children relocated so she could enroll in the Engineering program at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. While there, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering with a concentration in structural analysis. Also while at SIU, she was diagnosed with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. This diagnosis significantly changed her life.
Since the onset of SLE, she has learned a lot about those close to her and even more about herself. After a few years of struggling to accept Lupus as part of her life, she has come to a more peaceful place and no longer lets her disease define who she is. Adrienne has a love of writing that dates back to grade school, and she often takes solace in the many worlds she creates in her imagination. She writes women’s fiction and romance, and her books are meant purely for emotional fulfillment, enjoyment, and sweet escapism. Real life is difficult enough, and she believes we all need a little break from it sometimes.
Besides writing, what else do you like to do?
Besides writing, I do a lot of crafting. I love to find things that don’t look nice and make them into something artistic and pretty. I’ve saved a few dressers from the dumpster. I’ve also done a lot of decoupage, sewing, paper crafting, and drawing. Most of my drawings are Bezier Curve art or Mandala art.
What inspired you to become an author?
My inspiration for being an author is simple. I just can’t stop writing. The universe inside me feels as real as the one I live in, and if I didn’t write, I might go crazy.
What was your first reaction when your debut novel was published?
I’ve always been an indie author, so my reaction when my first novel was published could be summed up as, “Wow! I had no idea this was going to be so much work…”
I was excited, but also overwhelmed.
Where do you see yourself in the next 5 years?
In the next five years, I see myself as a healthier version of the person I am now. Physically, mentally, and emotionally. I know I’ll still be writing, but how popular my books will be remains to be seen.
What advice can you give to anyone who wants to become an author?
If you want to become an author, don’t get so bogged down in logistics and mechanics that it stifles your creativity. Just write! Until you have completed at least one project, don’t be too hard on yourself. Just do your best to get something finished. You can always edit, make it better, and go from there. But you will get nowhere if you don’t believe in yourself enough to just keep writing until you’ve finished something.
When unspeakable tragedy strikes, Max is the only person capable of giving Andie the support she needs to get through it. Andie suddenly finds herself broken and alone, and Max’s hand is her only lifeline as darkness takes over her entire life. Gone are her career aspirations, her desire to start a family, and even her husband. Her Darkest Day tells the story of how Max’s unwavering love and friendship inspire the return of Andie’s will to live. The only question is, will their unspoken love for each other turn into something real and lasting?
In this flashback book, the story of how Andie, Max, and Derek met and became friends is told. Andie is a struggling waitress, living in the same neighborhood as a young, streetwise Max. Max is an aspiring MMA fighter who also does freelance website development to earn extra money. When a chance encounter with Andie rocks his world, he is inspired to make the changes that redefine his life and set him on the path to being the wildly successful businessman his is in Book One (Her Darkest Day). Fireworks fly from the beginning, but life comes between them. Find out how such a beautiful beginning ultimately leads to heartbreak before Andie and Max build a true friendship that stands the test of time
In the exciting conclusion of Andie and Max’s story, we revisit them two years after the last time they saw each other in Book One. Max is on the verge of marrying an Academy Award winning actress, and Andie is in the midst of major career transformations. A bombshell moment gives the two of them another chance to be together, but will they take the chance? Or will their past prove to be too complicated and painful for them to make it work? In The Endgame, secrets, both past and present, are revealed as Andie and Max learn the healing and transformative power of love and trust.
Ten original sexy tales from ten bestselling authors. When the sun goes down in New Orleans the heat will rise. Take a sensual exploration of those Creole nights with our hosts of humans, witches, vampires, shifters, wolves, sorcerer, ghost, reapers, voodoo priestess, warlocks, demons, priests and angels. Find out who lives, who dies, who loves for once in a lifetime. Read their sides of the story.
The Beast Within- LaVerne Thompson – From moonrise to moon set the beast will rule.
When the Beautiful Awake: Thakathi Awakening- Angela Kay Austin- You can’t hide from us.
Spellbound – Reana Malori- True love is its own destiny.
The Elixir of Life, Legacy: Origin- S. Campbell Williams- There is never an end, but always a new beginning.
Warlocks: The Creole Coven- Latrivia Welch USA Today Bestselling Author – Love is the greatest magic of all.
Phoenix Daniels Blood Ties – You can’t run from who you are.
Falling for the Reaper- Adrienne D’nelle Ruvalcaba- He had seen death before, but this time is different.
Love Bites- Twyla Turner – Be careful what you wish for.
In Another Time- Sage Young – My love I will find, in another place, in another time.
His to Claim – Stephanie Morris- He’s got everything under control and she likes it that way.
Win an eBook copy of one of Adrienne’s books, along with books from each participating author in the 30 Days giveaway!
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