Author Spotlight (Interview): Nashoda Rose

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☆ ☆ ☆ Author Spotlight: Nashoda Rose @nashodarose ☆ ☆ ☆

Several years ago, a book called Torn From You appeared on NetGalley.  Yaya  reaced out to Nashoda and got a copy of the prequel.  After reading that prequel, With You, there was no way to NOT read the next book.  A fighter, musican, and sex slavery.  That’s a lot of romance themes, but Nashoda made it work.  It was dark and sexy and we wanted more. Thankfully, this was just the beginning of a great series that always has kept us guessing.  And now Yaya is one of her beta readers!

Nashoda has been a supporter of our blog from the beginning, so its time to give some of that love and support back!

Interview

Describe your last release in 5 words or less (include title of book). What are you currently writing?

Nashoda: “Shattered by You” Damaged. Strength.

How did you decide on writing in the dark romance genre?

Nashoda: I didn’t decide. The characters lead me there. When I started the novella “With You” I had no plan except Logan was a damaged underground fighter/lead singer and Emily had a deep passion for horses. They told me their story and boy was it a wild ride, lol.

Who was/is your favorite character to write?

Nashoda: 100% Kai

What was the hardest scene you’ve ever written (without spoilers)?

Nashoda: Without spoilers…? Logan’s POV “Don’t Let Them Breathe” which is a scene I wrote at the request of Totally Booked Blog. I love that they asked me to write a Logan POV because it made me dig deep into one of the most emotional scenes in the book “Torn from You”. I now have it posted on my website.

Would you ever want your books to be made into a movie/TV series?  If so, what series and do you already have actors/actresses in mind?

Nashoda: Movie/TV series….I feel incredibly lucky to be able to write every single day and in a way I’d fear losing that with such a huge opportunity. But WOW ,if that ever came to the table, I’d be honored. I think The Scars of the Wraiths would make a great TV series and the Unyielding series would be a thrilling three part movie.

What is your favorite dark read by another author?

Nashoda:  Damn, really? I’m in awe of so many fantastic dark romance authors. Okay, I’m going to tell you my most memorable, “The Tied Man” by Tabitha McGowan. This book was so beautifully written, incredibly emotional and a year later I still remember some of those scenes. I read it every other night because I couldn’t handle the darkness, but that right there is a brilliant author because I felt everything. I cried, hurt and I didn’t want to go back, but I needed to. I had to. A must read for dark romance readers.

Do you read romance books out of your genre?  If so, which is your favorite?

Nashoda: I prefer the lighter reads when I’m in deep writing and Tijan’s Fallen Crest series is one of my favorites.

Do you celebrate Halloween?  If yes, what was your favorite costume to dress up in?

Nashoda:  I don’t celebrate anymore. But a number of years ago I was ‘half-asleep’ which was so much fun. So, half of me was all dressed up and looking sexy (heheh) and the other half I wore pajamas, had matted hair and no make- up. I had to cut clothes and sew them together to make it work… but it was wicked.

Name one thing you are afraid of (spiders, clowns, etc.).

Nashoda: Spiders

Vampires, werewolves or other?

Nashoda: Other: The Scars 😉

Favorite scary movie?

Nashoda: The Shining

Final question: who is your favorite Star Wars character?

Nashoda: Han Solo

Thanks Nashoda!

About

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Nashoda Rose is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who lives in Toronto with her assortment of pets. She writes contemporary romance with a splash of darkness, or maybe it’s a tidal wave.

When she isn’t writing, she can be found sitting in a field reading with her dogs at her side while her horses graze nearby. She loves interacting with her readers and chatting about her addiction—books.
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If you haven’t read them already, check out Nashoda’s books:

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Book Title: With You (Tear Asunder #0.5)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 65 pages

Synopsis

Sculpt is an illegal fighter.

He’s also the lead singer of a local rock band.

No one knows his real name.

And from the moment I met him, he made me forget mine.

In order to convince Sculpt to give me self-defense lessons, I had to follow his one rule—no complaining or he’d walk. I didn’t think it would be a problem. I could handle a few bruises. What I hadn’t anticipated was landing on my back with Sculpt on top of me and my entire body burning up for him.

I tried to ignore it.

I failed of course. And having a hot, tattooed badass on top of me week after week, acting completely immune to what he was doing to my body—it was frustrating as hell, so I broke his rule—I complained.

Then he kissed me.

Author’s Note: This novella is Sculpt and Emily’s beginning and how they met. It is an extra and not required to be read before “Torn from You”. Their story and what happens to them is the novel “Torn from You”.

*Warning* Huge cliff-hanger. Like huge! But “With You” and “Torn from You” are released on the same day.*

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Book Title: Torn From You (Tear Asunder #1)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 305 pages

Synopsis

Love is like an avalanche. It hits hard, fast and without mercy.

At least it did for me when Sculpt, the lead singer of the rock band Tear Asunder knocked me off my feet. Literally, because he’s also a fighter, illegally of course, and he taught me how to fight. He also taught me how to love and I fell hard for him. I mean the guy could do sweet, when he wasn’t doing bossy, and I like sweet.

Then it all shattered.

Kidnapped.
Starved.
Beaten.
I was alone and fighting to survive.
When I heard Sculpt’s voice, I thought he was there to save me.

I was wrong.

(It is highly recommended to read “With You” the novella first).

*Warning: This book contains some disturbing situations, strong language and sexual content. Over 18 years.

This is a love story with some dark elements. Dark contemporary romance. No cliffhanger and next in the Tear Asunder series is Ream’s story (the band’s lead guitarist).

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Book Title: Overwhelmed by You (Tear Asunder #2)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 321 pages

Synopsis

Love is ugly and secrets will destroy you.

KAT
I don’t beg.
I don’t cry.
And I don’t give second chances.

Ream, the lead guitarist of the rock band Tear Asunder, deserves a gold medal for best dick move ever when he ran the moment he discovered my secret after two days of hot sex. Then he brings some chick to my coming home party from the hospital—after being shot.
I hate him.

Until …

Ream’s six foot two frame unfolds out of the car after being gone on tour for eight months. I stared. And in my defense, any girl would stare. It would almost be rude not to because Ream was the type of guy who stood out. Not because he was loud and obnoxious. No, it was because he was the complete opposite. Subtle and dangerously quiet. If he spoke, you’d better hope he liked you because otherwise you’d be falling at his feet begging for mercy. Except me … I don’t beg—ever.
But when our eyes locked, it was Ream’s steady confidence that had my nerves shooting off like jet sprinklers.

Then…

Ream told me he didn’t need a second chance because he was still working on his first.

REAM
Sex is ugly. It’s using someone for your own narcissistic pleasure. I did it, but hated it—until her. She was unfuckinexpected. Then I had to wreck our beginning with my screwed up past. I don’t deserve her, but I’m selfish and I’m taking her anyway. This is who I am and it’s too late to change me.

*Warning contains violence, sexual content, and coarse language. Some scenes may be triggers. Mature audiences 18+

A contemporary romance with lots of angst.

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Book Title: Shattered by You (Tear Asunder #3)
Genre: Dark Romance
Length: 321 pages

Synopsis

What started out as a deal quickly became a friendship that conquered monsters.

I killed, but I escaped hell.
Emotionless. Disconnected. Cold. A mannequin. It’s what I’d become in order to survive the years held in captivity. I was able to endure the abuse and devastating loss as long as I remained detached.

But he wouldn’t let me.
Crisis, the bass guitarist in my brother’s rock band, Tear Asunder. He’s cocky, rude, a total man-whore. But the rock star has far more beneath the surface of his inked skin, and he’s determined to make me laugh again.
He made me a “deal”, but really, it was blackmail.
His terms were simple. Until his playful honesty became the building blocks to something unexpected. Something strong enough to pull me from the eye of the storm.

Because even though I escaped years of abuse, it didn’t mean I was free.

For mature audiences only.

Shattered by You is written as a standalone, however, it is recommended you read the Tear Asunder books in order.
*Contains spoilers for “Overwhelmed by You”

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Book Title: Perfect Chaos (Unyeilding #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Length: 223 pages

Synopsis

Georgie
I lie to survive.

Have since I was sixteen and my world fell into chaos. But I found a way to endure, or rather it found me. Now I’m a prisoner of my own doing, hiding behind a false mask so no one sees the truth. Not even the man I want but can’t have—Deck. But I messed up and the lies are spilling over, out of control.

Deck is unrelenting and will settle for nothing less than the truth. He demands everything from me—EVERYTHING—even if it rips me apart.

DECK
I kill for a living.

Unyielding—It’s how I survive in my line of work. I bend people to my will…except Georgie.
But that ends now.
I’ve played her game for far too long. Now I think it’s time we play mine.

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Book Title: Perfect Ruin (Unyeilding #1)
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Release Date: December 14th

Synopsis

Kai
There is nothing I care about.
No attachments.
No connections.
Outwardly, I’m a perfect gentleman.
Until my target sees my knife.
I fear nothing, not even death.
In my world, death is considered a privilege.
But my life comes with unbreakable cruel strings and
when I met her, I should’ve walked away.
I didn’t.
I was too selfish.
And that sealed her fate.
Because one week with me led her into the hands of ruin.

London
We all have unique layers that make up who we are.
What makes us vulnerable or strong.
What we fear and what excites us.
But peel back those layers and you’re left naked and exposed.
They did that to me.
Each piece was slowly stripped away then burned.
I merely existed.
But there was one layer they overlooked.
The most important of them all—the tie to one man.
The man responsible for me being this way.
The man who found me.
And the killer who would do anything to protect me.

Perfect Ruin is the dark erotic story of Kai and London.
Their beginning.
And the continuing story of Vault.

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Book Title: Stygian (Scars of the Wraiths #0.1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 277 pages

Synopsis

Danni
I remember nothing of my abduction two years ago. Sounds and scents trigger horrific flashes, but it’s all a blur except for one man with brilliant green eyes. When the tatted six foot two Adonis shows up at my door, my knowledge of the world is shattered.
Bound to the immortal Scar by an ancient spell, we are on the run. Because Balen is the hunted.
And if he dies, so do I.

Balen: Scar
My code of honor was respected without question … until I consumed the blood of a vampire in exchange for a mortal woman’s freedom.
The Scars want me imprisoned. The Wraiths want me dead.
But the woman I can’t forget needs me. And I’ll risk everything to protect her.
Even if it means killing her.

Because in order for her to live—first she must die.

Full-length novel. Come meet the Scars.

Scars: Immortal warriors with capabilities derived from the senses: Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries, and the rare Reflectors. They each have what is known as an Ink, a tattoo that can be called to life.

There are three full-length prequels to TAKE (scars of the wraiths). This is book One.
All three prequels were previously published and have been re-written entirely and are now in multiple first person POVs.
*Stygian was originally titled JUMP.

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Book Title: Take (Scars of the Wraiths #1)
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 208 pages

Synopsis

MAX
Feelings are a luxury I can’t afford. Hidden behind a shield of quiet placidity, I keep my secret safe from those who’d use it against me. Until him—the tatted up, self-centered Scar assassin hired to protect me.

He takes pleasure in tormenting me, chipping away at my defenses as if I’m a toy to be played with. I hate that he continuously reminds me that I’m nothing more than a job. I hate that my body responds to his touch. I hate him.

JASPER
I’m not a good guy and I don’t pretend to be. Condemn me if you want, I don’t give a fuck. You’re nothing to me. No one is … except her—Max. She’s my target. And I was hired to do a hell of a lot more than protect her … I was hired to kill her.
It should’ve been simple, but it was complicated as hell.

Full-length novel. Come meet the Scars.

Scars: Immortal warriors with capabilities derived from the senses:Trackers, Sounders, Healers, Tasters, Visionaries, and the rareReflectors. They each have what is known as an Ink, a tattoo that can be called life.

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