I’m starting a new project here on Deirdre Reads – indie author features! There’s so many amazing authors based all over the world who choose indepedent routes to publishing their work instead of the traditional way–and I want to celebrate them here on my blog and on Instagram. Every so often I’ll be posting an interview with an indie author along with links where you can purchase their work.
DR: When did you first start writing & why?
MAG: I started writing as a kid, because I liked it. And then as I got older, I kept writing because I had more and more interesting ideas for stories. Now I write because I’d feel lost without it!
DR: What are you inspired by?
MAG: I’m inspired by all of my author friends! They work so hard and write such amazing books, and still they take the time to lift others up.
DR: How did you get published?
MAG: I was first traditionally published – and I found that wasn’t the route for me. Then a few years later I began self-publishing and have never looked back. I adore it! I get to write the books I want, and have all the control over my work.
DR: Any advice for aspiring writers looking to get started?
MAG: Get some writing friends! You’ll need them for critiques and support, and so much more.
DR: What do you like to do when you aren’t writing?
MAG: I also do graphic design (I create book covers for my books and others as well). I do embroidery, but I’ve been on a bit of a break and need to do some more. I also have a four-year-old I’m constantly chasing around! I also love drinking coffee and snuggling my cats.
DR: What’s next for you?
MAG: I have six nonfiction books coming out about the craft of writing and being an author! After that I have lots of fiction ideas.
Thanks for the interview Maria! Check out CROWN OF SINS below and give her a follow on Instagram too!
Bellamy Byrne runs an empire. It may be a criminal empire, but hey, it’s hers. And as the gorgeous Mafia Princess of DC, Bellamy gets everything she wants as soon as she wants it. No one dares to argue with her. That is until Raleigh Harding.
Make that Special Agent Raleigh Harding of the FBI. Specifically of the Organized Crime Unit trying to take down The Byrnes. He hates Bellamy even before meeting her, and when he does, she makes it worse by getting under his skin. Her stubbornness and that mouth of hers rival his—something he didn’t know was possible. Logically, he knows she’s bad news. But even still, he can’t stop thinking about that body of hers, and all the things he’d like to do with it, with her.
Bellamy may have too much fun pushing Raleigh’s buttons, especially since he’s the last person she should be flirting with. But when situations turn dangerous and out of control, Bellamy’s first call is to Raleigh. So when he offers her a deal, to work with the FBI and lessen the scrutiny surrounding her and everyone she loves, it’s one she considers—even if both options are dangerous.
Can these two flirtatious enemies find a middle ground that benefits them both—or will the fires of temptation and betrayal Byrne everyone to ashes?
If you like angsty, drama-filed, dysfunctional contemporary romances with strong female characters and adventure with your steam, then Crown of Sins might be your next favorite book! It has love bullies, a billionaire, enemies to lovers, and the mafia. It’ll keep you up way too late, reading just one more chapter all night.
It will appeal to lovers of romantic suspense, steamy action-adventure, and readers of Jamie McGuire novels like Beautiful Burn, Tarryn Fisher, Colleen Hoover, and Abbi Glines.