Saturday, January 20, 2018

Saturday Author Spotlight: Nora Phoenix #Interview #Giveaway

Hello to one and all and welcome to another Saturday Author Spotlight! Today we are talking with Nora Phoenix. She's fairly new to the publishing circuit but has had many releases in the last few months. We are going to take a look at them, do an interview, and round it all up with a wonderful giveaway. Get comfy and enjoy.

No Filter

Indy will do anything to prevent his mobster ex from finding him. Their last encounter left Indy recovering for months in the hospital, and ever since he’s become an expert at hiding in plain sight. Determined to stay under the radar, he takes on a new identity and moves from place to place. His life has no room for friendships, let alone love, so he keeps his heart firmly closed. After all, he has nothing to offer but a damaged body and a broken soul. Plus, he’s so done with men. Until he meets the man who breaks through all his defenses.

Former Army Medic Noah came back damaged from his last tour—in more than one way. Between supporting his best friend-with-benefits Josh who’s struggling with PTSD, dealing with his own issues, and the stress of his job as a physician assistant, rebuilding his life seems impossible. There's little time for what Noah needs, let alone for what he wants. When he meets Indy, Noah discovers what he wants more than anything: for Indy to stay. But how will a relationship with Indy work when Noah needs Josh as well?

Indy never expected the strong, confident Noah to be as damaged and broken as himself. But what will happen if he starts letting Noah in? Indy knows he should run to protect Noah and Josh.

Noah needs Indy to stay more than anything. But will what little he has to offer be enough to make Indy trust him and stay?

No Filter is a steamy M/M romance featuring an open relationship (no cheating!) that ends with a HFN, but with the promise of a HEA. It’s the first book in the No Shame Series, and is not a stand-alone novel. It contains hot sex, a hint of a ménage, lots of talk about hot sex, flashbacks of said hot sex, and…Oh well, you get the idea. Also: trigger warning for mentions of sexual abuse.

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No Limits

Josh is convinced he’ll never find someone who’ll love him the way he is. He’s not exactly a catch with his PTSD, which has transformed him into a homebody most of the times. Sweet, maybe, but also boring as hell. Plus, there’s that submissive tendency he recently discovered and is dying to explore. His complicated relationship with Noah and Indy don’t make it easy, either. When Connor shows interest in him, he can’t believe the sexy cop would look at him twice, let alone make an effort to get to know him. When he does, Josh discovers they have more in common than he’d ever thought possible.
Connor had survived the ordeal that left his best friend and fellow Marine dead, but that survival came at a price. He’s a robot, going through the motions, but barely alive. Until fate intervenes when he meets Josh. The vulnerable man triggers all kinds of protective and dominant urges in Connor, but what would a cute guy like Josh want with an inexperienced, closed-off, bossy steamroller like him?
When Connor discovers his past endangers Indy, all hope for a future between him and Josh seems lost. After all, there’s no way Josh will ever choose Connor over Indy’s safety and Noah’s lifelong friendship. When a crisis hits, can Connor prove he’s strong enough to deal with everything that’s thrown his way?
No Limits is a steamy M/M romance that ends with a HFN, but has a continuing storyline as well. It’s the second book in the No Shame Series, and IS NOT A STAND ALONE NOVEL, so make sure to read the first book (No Filter) first. It contains hot sex, a little BDSM kink for beginners, more hot sex, and a beautiful friendship that transcends labels. Also: trigger warning for mentions of sexual abuse

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No Fear

Aaron is drowning. After coming out as gay, he lost his parents’ approval, his job, and his sense of identity. He feels like a freak who doesn’t fit in anywhere. His last hope was his brother Josh, but Josh can’t seem to forgive him for how Aaron treated him when they were teens. Not that Aaron can blame him, because he did treat Josh like crap. 

All Aaron wants is for someone to accept him, guide him, because he doesn’t have a clue. When sexy jiujitsu teacher Blake takes him in and starts mentoring him, Aaron has hope for the first time, even though he can’t understand what Blake sees in him. 

Blake doesn’t do relationships. At all. He’s more than willing to help Aaron find solid ground under his feet, but that’s it. Until insecure, vulnerable, and surprisingly sexy Aaron gets under his skin, triggering all kinds of protective instincts that make Blake long for more. He wants to take care of Aaron, give him what he needs, but how can he convince Aaron of that? 

When Josh’s friend-with-benefits Indy’s past finally catches up with him, it endangers them all—and leads to heartbreaking decisions for everyone involved. 

No Fear is a steamy M/M romance that ends with a HFN for Aaron and Blake, but has a continuing storyline as well. It’s the third book in the No Shame Series, and is not a stand alone novel, so make sure to read the first book (No Filter) and the second book (No Limits) first. It contains hot sex, a little kink, more hot sex, very mild puppy play, and a beautiful friendship-with-benefits that transcends labels. Also: trigger warning for mentions of sexual abuse.

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Rebel (co-written with KM Neuhold)

"I don't do relationships, I break them." ~ Troy

If there’s one thing life has taught me it’s that everyone eventually leaves. But that's okay because I have a strategy: no friends, no boyfriends, limit repeat hook-ups, no sleep overs, and above all leave them before they leave me. I’ve put my break-up skills to work doing others’ dirty work for them.
The last thing I expected when I agreed to do an embarrassing breakup song and dance was to end up on the doorstep of the very recognizable—and stupidly sexy—Rebel. When you meet a man like Rebel you'd be insane not to make a move. And just because he has me tossing out every single one of my rules doesn't mean I'm in trouble, right?

“I’m everyone’s friend, but no one’s everything.” ~ Rebel

I love working for Ballsy Boys, but when you make the kind of videos I do relationships are pretty damn impossible. Besides, guys find me sexy and want to either be with me or be me, but no one has ever cared enough to see the real me.
Until I meet Troy. He has no problem whatsoever with my job, but he’s determined to keep me at a distance. For the first time, a hook-up alone is not enough. I want more with him. Hell, I want everything. But he resists at every step until I’m about ready to give up. What do I need to do to show him that this is real and worth fighting for?

***Rebel is the first book in the Ballsy Boys Series and is a super sexy MM romance with plenty of good times. While this book and this series do contain some instances of sex outside of the main relationships, they DO NOT contain cheating.

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Thank you, Nora, for being here today as our Saturday Spotlight author. You are a recently published author in this genre and it’ll be fun getting to know you a bit.

Thanks for having me!

What is something you discovered about being an author that surprised you?

I’d never realized how attached I would get to characters, that they would feel like real people to me. Now that my first series is coming to an end, I have to say goodbye to characters I’ve followed on their journey for four books…and it’s hard! I will honestly miss them, and I did not expect that.

What are the easiest and hardest parts about writing and publishing?

For me, the easiest part is coming up with ideas for new books. I still have so many ideas I’d like to develop into stories and books one day. The hardest part is the administrative side to it, like figuring out taxes and forms and things like that. There are a lot of details you need to get right, and that part I definitely not like.

For people not familiar with your work how would you pitch your books to them?

My No Shame series are steamy yet emotional MM romances that are slightly different than many others, because they follow the same characters in all four books while also introducing new couples, they have a suspense/action elements as well, and contain some unconventional storylines and kinks. I’ve been told you shouldn’t start them late at night, because you won’t be able to put them down…

Is there one character you write that holds a special place in your heart, if so who and why?

I think Josh is my favorite. He’s a guy who’s been through hell, yet has still managed to come through it as a real sweetheart, the most loyal friend you can have, and a caretaker. He’s selfless, always sacrificing himself for others, and I love how well he fits his bossy man Connor.

Will you be attending any conventions or signings in 2018?

Yes! For now, the plan is to attend the EuroPride Con in The Netherlands in July, which should be fun since that’s my home country. I’m also planning to go to the UK Meet in Briston, England in September, and I’ll be at GRL in Portsmouth, Virginia in October. So there will be lots of chances to see and meet me!

Can you tell us what you’re currently working on or future projects?

I’m always working on multiple projects at the same time…No Shame, the last book in my No Shame series, will release later this month on the 26th. One project I’m excited about is my new Ballsy Boys series that I’m co-authoring with K.M. Neuhold. The Ballsy Boys are the hottest gay porn stars in LA and everyone thinks they have it all, but underneath that fame they’re vulnerable men looking for real love. The first book in the series, Rebel, will come out January 31st, and we hope to publish at least three more this year. I also have a few solo books planned, so it will be a busy year for me.

How can readers and fans follow you in the interwebs? Twitter, FB, etc….

The best place to hang out with me is in my Facebook reader group Nora’s Nook:
I’m also pretty active on Twitter: @norafromBHR and on Instagram:
And I also have a website where I post at least once a week and where readers can always follow my current projects:

Fast Fire Questions:

Winter or summer? Summer (I need the sunlight!)
Favorite color? Pink
Favorite animal? Giraffe (they’re awkward, funny, and beautiful at the same time…)
Swimming or walking? Walking (I hike three times a week, weather permitting)
Hero or Villain? Hero
Favorite holiday? Christmas
Night or Day? Day

Thank you so much for talking with us and we all look forward to seeing what you write this year.


Nora will gift one person with any e-copy of an ebook of hers your choice. May be a future release as well, since she has two books coming out this month.

contest will end January 26th

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  1. cant wait to read these Nora..congrats

  2. Nora is a new author to me I have the books on my wish list.

    1. Thank you! I really hope you'll end up loving my boys as much as I do.

  3. I read the prequel. I'm looking forward to this new series!

    1. I can't wait for everyone to read Rebel. Kyleen (k.M.) and I are both super excited about the Ballsy Boys!

  4. I've heard such good things about the No Shame series. Decided I wanted to binge as many as possible in one go. So that's what I'm gonna read next.

    1. Yay! Thanks so much for giving a new author a chance.

  5. Thank you for the interview and look at your books. I definitely need to give them a try.