Author Interview – Melissa Limoges

Here is the interview that I did with Melissa Limoges  for the Howl With The Black Wolves Event.

How long have you been published?
Hmm let’s see. As of February 13th, when Claiming his Mate releases, one day. J

What role do you play in the Black Hills Wolves?
I was invited to join this great group of authors by a friend of a friend. So I’m very thankful these ladies have taken a chance with me and allowed me to join in on the fun.

As you know the lovely Rebecca Royce is the sole reason why this event is taking place so if you had to describe her to new readers in 3 words what would they be?
Creative. Supportive. Kind-hearted.

Finding the right targeted audience can be a difficult task so what do you find to be the biggest advantage with online marketing?
Ha, ask me that in a few months. To be honest, I don’t really have any experience with it to date. For the most part, I’ve just watch how other authors market themselves and their books. It seems to be an ever-changing process.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming release of Wolf’s Return?
I think it’ll kick off a great new series with Decadent Publishing. I’m excited for readers to get their hands on it. Of course, I could be biased.

What is one thing that you want fans to know about the Black Hills Wolves?
If you like hot shifters, look no further.

Of all the books that Rebecca Royce has written or cowritten with others which is your favorite and why?
I’m going to say Her Wolf. As the first book of the Westervelt Wolves, I think she really set the groundwork for an enjoyable series.

Are you currently working on a new project that you would like to share with us?
I’m working on a couple things at the moment. I’m about to start a revision on a Scottish historical romance that I’ve put off for a while. I’ve hit my halfway mark on a M/M paranormal romance which I have yet to name. Then I’ve started another M/F paranormal romance. So I have enough to keep me busy for a little while. J

Are you self published or with a traditional publisher and what do you find to be the pros and cons of each?
Claiming his Mate is my first release which is with Decadent Publishing. Each has their pros and cons like anything else in life. Both actually cater to a wide variety of readers, albeit on different spectrums in some cases. I know it’s hard to believe but there are still plenty of readers who don’t own an e-reader, just as there are several who only use an e-reader. From experience, traditional publishing is extremely hard to break into. Especially as a debut author. Dealing with query letters, agents, the waiting, rejections…ugh, it’s a headache on a good day. Self-publishing has created a way for some very talented authors, who might otherwise never break-through with traditional publishing, a means to get their work out there to readers. Plus, many authors prefer self-publishing, and I can’t say that I blame them. Find a great editor(s), cover artist, formatter if needed, and build a fan base and you’re golden. Less people to answer to, and more control over your work.

What was one of your New Year’s resolutions?
Set a writing schedule and keep it

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