This week’s author is Cara North. She has a few names to keep her different genres separate. She’s an amazing author and an amazing person. She helps run a very successful convention every summer. She runs a podcast. With all that she juggles, she still finds time to get on and spend time with her friends and fans. She’s an inspiration.
Her Books (Click book photos to buy):
In Nowhere, North Carolina the rules have been established for centuries. Veronica Grimm may be an heir to the Reaper throne, but she wasn’t born or raised in Nowhere. She doesn’t know the rules. Moreover, she doesn’t care about breaking them. Especially, when it means taking the handsome hybrid for her mate. Sirius Casanova has been bite bound to Veronica since they were children. She has no idea what he has been through or how dangerous the sleepy little paranormal town really is. Worried that at any moment she might kill him, he still can’t resist being near her, with her, a part of her. A whole town built on magic and the whims of an ancient being, governed by laws put in place long before she was thought of, haven for paranormal beings, threat to the outside world around it, and that’s just the information she knows. It’s time to break old rules, make new ones, and fight for their lives. Welcome to Nowhere.
Tequila Makes Her Clothes Fall Off is a fun contemporary erotic romance about two people needing each other for different reasons and finding out that together they are one insatiable force. Bethany Dodson is running from her past and her fiancé. She needs a new last name and to get lost fast! Jack Johnson needs to marry a woman to get his inheritance so he can stop working on other ranches and rebuild the one he shares with his two older brothers and younger sister. When he meets Bethany, his goal is basically to get some action then get on searching for a wife. But Bethany kills two birds with one stone and the next thing he knows he’s the one getting drug down the aisle! What they discover is more than just surface needs. They take each other to new heights in and out of the bedroom, push boundaries, and even fall in love!
Teerah is the new Queen of Rain. A planet torn between technological advancements and the desire to live a Spartan existence. A warrior culture where the King is law. She is the first Queen and the battle for her throne is entwined with the battle for her heart. Step into the future and visit the past.
This title is part of the Queen Collection.
Contemporary YA for Mature Readers
Isn’t the musician supposed to be the aggressive one? Not in this relationship. I wanted him. He wanted me. I never thought I would be the one leading the charge, but if I waited for Drum to try to hit a home run, I’d be graduating college not high school.
In one day, I changed the course of my senior year, my whole life. The more time I spent with him, the more I liked him.
He’s new. He’s different. His dad is a Marine. He’s a drummer. Yes, he is also in the marching band. No, I didn’t care, and neither did my competition. It wasn’t like I was the only one who noticed him, and jealousy was a real situation I had to learn to deal with.
Dakota Hart was resigned to the fact that she was going to be married to the ranch and not a cowboy for the rest of her life.
Jace Driscol was a reporter in need of hands on experience to write his next book about the American Cowboy.
Sometimes the road of life takes us places we need to go and shows us who we should have been all along.
About Cara North:
I write fiction, poetry, and non-fiction. I am interested in a variety of literature. I have a MFA in Creative Writing and a MA in English. I have held workshops for creative writing with a variety of people in libraries and other venues. I am a USMC Veteran.
My pseudonyms are:
Cara North: Contemporary, PNR, Other
September North: YA
Echo North: Sci-Fi & Fantasy
Interview Questions With Cara North:
- Tell us about the books you’ve published so far.
Primarily, I write romance. Sometimes erotic, sometimes steamy, sometimes sweet. I write in a variety of genres. It really just depends on the characters and how the story falls out on the page for me. My pen names are Cara North and September North. I have Echo North as well which will be emerging in 2022 but Cara North is the primary author name, I have used for over a decade.
- Can you tell us about some of your upcoming novels?
Upcoming work by Cara North includes a new I Love My Marine Anthology, for September North Gen 2 of The Drummonds, for Echo North I am torn between the fantasy or the sci fi so maybe a short story for each.
- What was the moment you knew you wanted to be an author?
When I was a kid. In elementary school I used writing as a way to cope with things around me. I could create better situations.
- What are some things you do to overcome doubts about your writing?
Remind myself that this is for me. If other people enjoy it, awesome! I love that. Ultimately, writing is a personal experience and what I publish is meant to entertain people. I won’t entertain everyone and that’s okay. I don’t have to. I would rather write for 10 people who have to have the next book than not write at all. I love you those 10 people!
- Have any actual life experiences reflected in your writing?
Yes. Lots. In my YA I really share a few demons, right a few wrongs, and do my best make a lot of those things people don’t like to talk about less scary and more informative. In my Marines as I am a Marine veteran. Some of those guys are not far from personalities I knew, though none are real people. I am a Gyllenhaalic, Jake is my muse, so while I have no actual connection to him, most of my Hollywood Nights have layers of that man from hours of reading, watching, listening to interviews.
- Who was your easiest character to write about and why? What was your hardest and why?
Oof. What a question. I guess my easiest lately has been Drum in my YA series. He just popped in and bam that book rolled out. I would say Drum is my hardest to write as well as I close out the last few books of Gen 2 and realize this is the end of my Drummond timeline because he will be 80 and I will not take him to Valhalla. I LOVE that character too much. I could send Mariah, but not Drum. Also, I do not send Mariah. LOL.
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