The Sunday Spotlight, from @PoetTrandahl to @gemmasnowauthor

A big thank you to the following writers for contributing to The Sunday Spotlight this year, which begun on June the twenty-fourth with poet Nicholas Trandahl.

I don’t know about you, but I have learnt a lot from the responses the writers gave, and now know more about the person behind the super writing.
Do support these wonderful writers, and click on the writer’s name to go to their Spotlight post.

Nicholas Trandahl 


Book Available on Amazon




Linda M Crate


Her book of poetry My Wings were made to Fly is available on Amazon



Jess Mize

Book Available on Amazon 



Barnaby Hazen 

Book Available on Amazon



Jud Widing 

Book Available on Amazon



Nathaniel Barber

Book Available on Amazon



Rosie Accola 

Available (to read for free!) from Ghost City Press



Elaine McKay 

Book Available from Amazon



Steven Storrie


Book Available from Amazon 


Michael Ampersant 



Book Available from Amazon 


Elizabeth Hutchinson Bernard


Book Available from Amazon 



Marc D Brown 

Book Available from Amazon, Marc has two poetry collections on sale.


Caroline Webber


Book Available from Amazon 


Dane Cobain


Dane has a number of books available on Amazon. He has written thrillers, horror, and poetry. Driven is his latest book.



John Connor


John’s non-fiction read is available on Amazon 


Ethan Shantie

His book can be purchased from the publisher Ghost City Press 


Pat Furstenberg


Patricia had written many books for children, available from Amazon 


Isabelle Kenyon

This is Not a Spectacle can be purchased from Amazon 


Cooper Wilhelm

You can buy Cooper’s book at Amazon 


Gemma Snow

And Lovin’ is Easy can be purchased at Amazon 


Would you, and your book, like to be in the Spotlight in the new year? If so, give me a shout through social media.


The Sunday Spotlight with Erotic Romance author Gemma Snow @GemmaSnowauthor 

Why Do I Write? 

This is the question I’m asked more than anything, when I tell people I’m a writer. 

The short answer is, it’s who I am. 

The long answer is that I have a thousand stories just asking to be told, places to build, characters to make fall in love, to hurt and to heal. Writing is one of those things that makes me fundamentally me, and I honestly don’t know what I do would do without it. I’m very lucky, I come from a family of artists and dreamers, and I was exposed to and supported in my creative goals from a young age. I’ve studied at the hand of some truly remarkable writers and teachers, and I look forward to forever expanding my writing education. One thing’s for certain, writing may be a solo endeavour, but you don’t do it alone. 

At the moment, my new release, The Lovin’ Is Easy, book one in the Triple Diamond series is under my erotic romance pen name, Gemma Snow. I write under two pen names because I use my IRL persona for my journalism, and unfortunately romance is still fighting an uphill battle in terms of recognition and acceptance, despite the important role it continues to play in the publishing industry. I also have a historical BDSM novella, Leather and Gold, coming out soon, and I’m currently editing book two in the Triple Diamond series, Wild Flowers. 

Though I do write in several different genres, historical, contemporary, erotic, as well as fiction and journalism, one of the most important things to me is well-rounded, powerful and real female characters. To me, the term ‘strong female character’ is more to do with the idea that your characterization is strong, that the heroine or best friend or sister or mother is a fully-completed individual who has emotions and weaknesses just like real women do, because it’s so important to me to write real women. I also like to focus on healthy female friendships and to promote sex-positive and  body-positive themes in all my writing. I’m working towards more inclusive POC and LGBTQ characters, and I think it’s something that the publishing world as a whole is trying to better understand and strive toward. 

I’m ready for my closeup! It is funny, because as much as writing can be this romanticized idea– Paris balconies, Enlightenment style salons filled with intellectual, dry humor and debate, most of it is really just sitting alone in your office (*cough* bedroom) and writing. It’s not actually all that sexy.

That being said, being interested in everything really, really helps. I have a background in art history, a job in automotive journalism, a lifelong study of the Italian language and a love-hate relationship with baking. I’m a yogi, amatuer runner, audiobook junkie and proud Ravenclaw. I read constantly, love good TV and bad TV and live in a wild circus of a house with my parents, brother, boyfriend, dog, cat, and the rest of the neighborhood, who tends to walk into the kitchen and hang out. In many ways, the excitement of being a writer comes from inside. 

The Lovin’ Is Easy, 

The Triple Diamond series (Book 1) 

Contemporary Erotic Romance (Ménage) 

Gemma Snow 

Book one in the Triple Diamond series. 
At the Triple Diamond, good things come in threes…
Madison Hollis never expected to find anything at the Triple Diamond Ranch in Montana, a surprise inheritance left to her by an uncle she’d never met. With her career as an event-planning manager for the Silicon Valley tech titans, a job that has pushed her straining engagement to the breaking point, she doesn’t have time for soul-searching.
But, out in the Montana summer sun before putting the ranch up for sale, Madison finds herself distracted by Triple Diamond’s sexy and oh-so-tempting ranch managers. Christian Harlow and Ryder Dean are best friends and total opposites, rebel country boy and pretty boy cowboy, and both are hot as hell.
Intent on loosening her reins, Madison gives herself permission to dive into an affair, surrendering to her desire for both of them. As she gets to know both Ryder and Christian and grows all too familiar with the feeling of them on her skin, Madison wonders if it will be as easy as she’d hoped to go home and leave them behind. But when an ugly secret comes to light, it might just send her running—if something, or someones, can’t convince her to stay …


About the Author

Gemma Snow is the author of several works of erotic and romantic fiction in both the contemporary and historical genres, and enjoys pushing the limits of freedom, feminism, and fun in her stories.  She has been an avid writer for many years, and recently moved back to her home state of New Jersey from Boston, after completing her education in journalism and creative writing.

In her free time, she loves to travel, and spent a semester abroad living in a 14th century castle in the Netherlands. When not exploring the world, she likes dreaming up stories, eating spicy food, driving fast cars, and talking to strangers. 

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Twin Savage (Porn Star Boyfriends, #2) Sunniva Dee @sunnivaD. 

Twin Savage
Sunniva Dee
(Porn Star Boyfriends, #2)
Publication date: October 17th 2017
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

How does a good girl end up with a different lover for each night of the week?

It wasn’t a problem to be the only girl in a house full of guys.

Until my fiancé died and his identical twin took over the roost.

Sweet, easygoing Julian passed, while loathsome, bossy Luka, who pays his way through med. school by getting his dick wet on film, is still alive.

What kind of twisted reality is this?

Now, Luka’s on a mission to fix both of our grief.

Like I’d ever accept anything from him.

He doesn’t understand that gorgeous and sexy mean nothing if you’re a promiscuous jerk.

If only the nights didn’t destroy me.

They’re painful and long and empty,

until, on a Monday night, my insomnia attracts Diego.

That Tuesday, it attracts Lenny.

Next, it’s Marlon, James, Nathaniel,

and on Saturday, it’s Connor.

By Sunday night, I get the picture.

This is Luka doing what Luka does: solve problems with sex.

His remote-controlled comfort leaves me in our roommates’ arms six of seven nights.

On Sunday, there’s only one man left in the house.

But there’s no way in hell I’m opening my door—or my heart—to a porn star.

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Book 1 in the series:



Luke stands back, nodding once, and links his thumb in a front pocket while the director of Thousand and One Nights shakes my hand.

“It’s nice to meet you, Geneva. She’s beautiful,” Gianni Alexie tells Luka and smiles. Luka lets out a soft grunt of agreement.

I think I expected Alexie to ogle me, but he’s polite, not spending a second on my unassuming boobs and legs. “I can see why you don’t want your girl in the jungle on her own,” he says.

I open my mouth to object against the your-girl part but think better of it. One side of my brain believes they’ll want to pull me into their game if I’m single. The other side explains that I’m an idiot if I think they use un-auditioned women with pro studs they pay big money.

“Would you like to wait in the Green Room?” Mr. Alexie asks, lifting a meaty hand and already waving toward a wiry assistant with a clipboard.

“Oh no, my baby’s here to watch firsthand. She got sick of getting it secondhand through the movies.”

“Oh, of course.” Alexie nods like this is common. “Hal! Grab another chair, will you? Geneva’ll be up close. Up close?” He raises his brows in a question, first to me, then to Luka while I remain quietly shell-shocked.

“You wanted up-close, right, baby?” Luka whispers against my ear. The intimacy of it doesn’t disturb Alexie. He’s perfectly at ease, gaze on our interaction while he waits for the answer.

“Yep,” I say, trying to make my brave-blurt sound believable.

Luka keeps a hand on my shoulder as he leans into the director, murmuring, “It turns her on.”

“Of course,” Alexie answers easily while all the blood congregates in my face.

I’d love to slip out of here in this second, but if I did, Luka would win and he’d have more fodder for his teasing. I fake another smile, ignoring the flames in my cheeks. Luka’s stomach tenses with suppressed laughter against my hip. Oh I’ll get him back. Just wait until the jungle. Mwa. Ha. Ha.

“Well, enjoy the show. We love Luka around here. He’s a true artist and always gives one hundred percent. You should be proud of him.”

“Oh yeah, so proud,” I garble. It seems my expression pulls off sincere, though, because Alexie sends me another genuine smile and delivers a last pat on the shoulder.

“See you at lunch.”

Author Bio:

Sunniva is a reader, a lover of everything beautifully written no matter the genre.

As an author, she pens flawed characters and seeks the flip side where the soul hides. Once there, Sunniva wants to be pulled out of her comfort zone by stories taking on a life of their own.

She has written paranormal and young adult. She’s done contemporary romance verging on erotica and dabbled in supernatural mystery. But Sunniva’s heart is rooted in new adult of the true kind: young adult all grown up, with conflicts and passions that are familiar to college-aged readers and us who remember those days like they happened last night.

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King of Clowns Poetry Book Review Put me Down, I’m Terrible. 

It’s always great when one of your favourite poets gives your book a positive review, especially when it’s unexpected. Today last year my book was published by Ugly Sapling press. I hold a great fondness for this book. The majority of the poems were written in under forty five minutes in one sitting. Most of the poems had been building up, pressing to be written. Subjects like stray hairs, shoe shopping, doughnuts, new shirts, public toilets, looking for a job, cold sores were pretty much what was going on then. 

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Poetry collections 

These two promise laughs

A book in the Amazon top hundred chart

Erotic reads

Horror, aimed at those in the young age bracket 

And memoir

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