Milly Taiden is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series, including the Paranormal Dating Agency, the Sassy Mates books, and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels. She loves writing sexy stories so hot they sizzle your e-reader. When her curvy humans meet their furry alphas, inhibitions give way to animal instincts—and carnal desire.
It’s a great honor to have bestselling author Milly Taiden with us today. She has hit the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists with her humorous, sexy shapeshifters. Thanks for being with us, Milly!
Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Hi! I’m Milly Taiden. A New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of numerous series, including the Paranormal Dating Agency, the Sassy Mates books, and the Federal Paranormal Unit novels. I love writing sexy stories so hot they sizzle your e-reader. When my curvy humans meet their furry alphas, inhibitions give way to animal instincts—and carnal desire.
I live in Florida with my husband, children, and spunky dogs, Needy Speedy and Stormy. I am addicted to shoes, Dunkin’ Donuts, and chocolate and I am aware I am bossy. Visit my online home at www.millytaiden.com.
When did you know you wanted to write books? Was there a defining moment for you? I began writing when I learned to put words together and my first book consisted of two homeless dogs living in a park for my second-grade English class. I didn’t win a prize, but I acquired a love for writing that never went away. I love to create a fantasy on paper. For some reason fantasy always felt more like home than the real world. I used to make up stories and loved creating new worlds where my toys were real. I used to talk to my dolls and even other objects like my stuffed animals. There was always a story behind everything and I would put my imagination to work by trying to figure it out.
What’s your favorite type of hero and heroine to write? What qualities make them stand out to you? Sassy heroines with curves and growly alpha males with fur. I love strong woman who won’t be pushed around by an alpha male but will go head to head. The men love to care and support their woman but they know enough to let the woman stand on their own… or they learn how to. I love the protectiveness in an alpha male and the woman who know when to push and when to accept.
Why did you choose to go indie instead of a different publishing path? I was with a publisher when I first started my career, over time I found I liked the freedom of indie publishing. I liked picking my titles, covers etc. Though I am now a hybrid author with indie and published books with some houses.
How do you like interacting with readers best (i.e. live chats, Facebook, Twitter, reader events, etc.) ? I just started doing live videos on FB and they are a lot of fun! I love connecting with readers on FB and especially in person at reader conventions!
Who are some of your favorite authors to read? I read Mary Higgins Clark, James Patterson, Stephen King and for romance I love going back to my favorites: Jane Porter, Michelle Celmer and Olivia Gates plus a few others.
Please give us a brief glimpse of a typical writing day for you. I typically sleep in and hang with the hubby and my sister. Running errands, mailing swag etc. Then the boy child comes home and we have family time. I write the best at night, when everyone else is asleep and it’s quiet.
What are 4 fun facts you’d like readers to know about you?
- I like to sleep a lot.
- I like cake and all desserts more than actual meals.
- I love being silly.
- And I love my dog so much I take allergy meds daily so I can hug and kiss him a lot.
What advice would you give aspiring writers in today’s market? As soon as you start writing, create an author page on FB and be active. Interact with readers, chat, network with authors. The more you talk to readers/authors/bloggers the more promotion you do will help. Keep writing, no matter if you think it’s horrible, that’s what your editors job is!
Tell us about your next upcoming release. I would love to! My next book is Fur Fox’s Sake (Shifters Undercover Book 2)
In the second novel from bestselling author Milly Taiden’s Shifters Undercover series, two shifters must work together to unravel a gripping mystery while fighting their fierce passion…
Marika Paters has an energy coursing through her that others can’t explain. Maybe it’s the curious fox that lies within that gives Marika joy in her work as a geneticist for the only forensic laboratory for animals. But while her research unravels mysteries—like startling new data that threatens to dismantle everything science knows about shifters—Marika has always felt incomplete, just another lonely shifter looking for her mate.
Following a family tragedy, Fellowship Agent Devin Sonder believes he will never find love. But the panther inside knows his mate is out there somewhere—and he can’t give up. When the bodies of a senator and a mysterious dead wolf lead Devin to kind, playful Marika, he feels a powerful, magnetic attraction…even though their personalities clash.
With more dead wolves found, Marika makes a revolutionary discovery about the origin of the beasts. Together with Devin, she races to find out who could be creating shifters—and why. But can the fierce alpha panther and the fiery, driven fox put their carnal desire aside to hunt down the mastermind before more shifters die?