Author Interview with Nicole Zoltack

Happy Friday everyone! To start of the weekend right we decided to sit down with Epic Fantasy author Nicole Zoltack. Check it out below and her books too.

Author Interview

Please introduce yourself.
Hi! I’m Nicole Zoltack, a USA Today Bestselling author. I adore mixing romances with the fantastical and am a *little* prolific.

What genre do you write?
Epic fantasy, paranormal romance, urban fantasy, fairy tale retellings…

Tell us a fun fact about your life.
I’m a brown belt in karate.

What are your favorite hobbies?
Reading, watching TV and movies with hubby, spending time with my kids (three boys, one girl, and another one on the way!)

What do you like to do in your free time?
See 3 and 4. lol

What gets your creativity going?
Anything and everything! Reading and watching shows and movies can inspire me. I’ve had dreams that have been so vivid that have sparked ideas, and I love to play the “what if” game.

Are you a pantser or plotter?
Plotter. I used to be a pantser to the point that if I figured out the climax before I was ready to write it (I’ve always had to write chronologically) then I would abandon the story. I have several Nano projects that are stuck at 50K that I’ve basically abandoned. Now, I’m a plotter, and I write much faster with an outline.

Do you write with a notebook and pen or go straight for the computer?
Straight for the computer, but I’ve found that if I’m stuck, pen and paper always helps to get me unstuck.

Tell us about your latest book?
My latest book is called Age of Dragons. It’s set in an epic fantasy world divided into six kingdoms, and five other authors are writing in the world with me. The overall series is called Stones of Amaria. Each week, there will be a new release. In total, each author will have a four-book series in the world.

My kingdom features dragon riders because, seriously, who doesn’t love dragons?

Tell us about the villain of your book?
Ah! He’s only vaguely mentioned in my first book so I can’t give too many details about him yet, but he’s evil. He has a silver tongue, and he wants power and revenge.

Who is the main character? Tell us about them.
The heroine is Nicai Bright. Like all dragon riders, she’s a warrior, and her life changes when she spies a dragon fall out of the sky. Something terribly wrong is happening, and she’s bound and determined to figure out the source.

What should we watch for in the coming months?
The Stones of Amaria series! Later on this month, I’ll be releasing the last book in my Magical Hunters Academy series, which I have so enjoyed writing. After the academy, I’ll be writing a different trilogy, this one about a supernatural bounty hunter.

I also have an epic fantasy series under N. M. Zoltack that is somewhat GRRM-esque. The first three books of seven are already published. If all goes well, the last four will be published before the new year.

What would you like to say to your fans?
Thank you for trusting me to transport you to another world, and I hope you enjoy my writing! I write for you.


Nicole Zoltack

NZ author pic oldNicole Zoltack is a USA Today bestselling author who loves to write romances. She did marry her first kiss, after all!
From fairy tale retellings to epic fantasy, urban fantasy to paranormal romances, Nicole loves combining romance with the fantastical. When she puts down her computer, she spends time with her loving husband, three energetic boys and one precious little girl with another baby (hopefully another girl!) on the way. Nicole is a brown belt in karate and will read anything and everything. Her current favorite TV show is Stranger Things, and she actually loved how Game of Thrones ended.

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Age of Dragons

Age-of-Dragons-KindleDragons aren’t supposed to fall right out of the sky.

For years, the people of the Burning Havens have ridden their dragons and raised their magical staves, and all has been right in their world.

Until now.

Several dragons have fallen ill, and some are even dying.

Eager to find a cure, Nicai Bright along with the infuriating but strikingly handsome Koll Hawk and their dragons set out for the Smoldering Slopes on a daring and desperate venture. An ancient prophecy speaks of hope there… as well as darkness.

Age of Dragons is the first book in a four-book series in the joint world of Stones of Amaria.

One-click now to be transported to a world filled with dragon riders!

Book 2 – Releases October 17
Book 3 – Releases November 28
Book 4 – Releases January 9

Fantastical Tales from the Lady’s Quill

Axen rattled on. “The opposition (for he never referred to the Warriors by name) will now be much less able to protect the inhabitants of this world, and you know we are running low on citizenry here for raw material. We require a new source of blood-victims for our Rites.”
His wine-embellished, pompous tones nauseated her. All these things they both knew quite well. He likes hearing himself talk in this state, she noted once again. Boredom began to seep in through her haze of wine. Although their relationship was important for Devil’s Tail purposes, right now she chafed at its bindings, though the power she wielded with Axen was not, she admitted, something to be taken lightly.
Vajti decided to escape. “I feel the need for sleep, Axen. I will see you afterward…..”

from The World that Resisted, included.

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Like a touch of magic with your fiction? Need a story to read in a short period of time? This speculative fiction collection contains tales that can be read in 1 to 30 minutes. Almost instant gratification! Recommended if you like independent reads with no mainstreamed formula. Legend, myth, and fable influences.

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Wendi L. Sneden

WendiSneden795363aThe author lives in the Midwest with her family. She is a writer of poetry and speculative fiction, and has been since childhood. She is an animal lover and has three cats, a rabbit, a hamster and a garter snake as friends. Wendi spends her time writing, doing needlework, and reading widely. She also enjoys gardening and the out-of-doors. Wendi was born under the sign of Taurus, and can be reached at wsneden@gmail.com.

She received her B.A. from Michigan State University, has a black belt (Shodan) in Judo, and in other incarnations has pursued direct sales, waited tables, been employed in libraries, and been a homeschooling parent–addicted to all the gorgeous curriculum out there!

As a lover of languages, writing is a natural outlet and she does not foresee an end anytime soon.

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The Curse of the Dragon Stone

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Betrayed by an ambitious traitor to The Realm and doomed to an unimaginable fate, Prince Kirin of Greynor seeks to avenge his father’s name—not knowing whether the King is alive or dead.

Cursed to live a half-life as both man and dragon, Kirin finds his situation advantageous to his cause until he stumbles upon a massacre where his boyhood friend—a Nephilim named Tyriel—lies horribly maimed and barely alive.

Upon his return to his lair, Kirin learns that he may be able to save Tyriel and restore order to The Realm through a powerful relic called The Dragon Stone. But now, with Tyriel’s life hanging in the balance and the young prince’s fate about to change, will Kirin forsake his quest for revenge and bring himself to choose love over vengeance?

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JB Richards

unnamedJB Richards is an historian and international multi-award-winning, multi-genre Amazon, Goodreads, and Xlibris author. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Psychology and History.

Richards is the founder and driving force behind the Indies Helping Indies Book Review Project (IHIBRP)—which she created and initiated in April 2017 to provide qualifying Indie authors with high-quality book reviews and free promotional services, the Indieverse Resource Library (IRL)—a free online eLibrary for Indie authors and readers who wish to obtain information and guidance on a variety of book-related topics and services, the Indieverse Newsletter—a community-based, up-to-date resource for Indie authors and readers, and the #IndieBookParade—a promotional vehicle which brings Indie authors and readers together in celebration of various holidays throughout the year. Richards is also the founder of the Indie Fabs—a team of authors who are equally dedicated to offering free assistance, guidance, and support to Indie (independent) authors with the aim of building strong bonds of cooperation and fellowship within the Indie community. Richards has been a member of various author venues, such as the Authors Den, the Women Fiction Writers Association (WFWA), The International Women’s Writing Guild (IWWG), and various writing groups since 2016.

In November 2016, Richards was nominated “Top Female Author” by TheAuthorsShow.com. In April 2017, she received a nomination for “Author of the Year” in the Indie Author Books 2016 Readers’ Choice Awards. In 2017, Richards was voted Best Fantasy Reviewer in the Virtual Fantasy Con Awards. She received a nomination for the Liebster Award for her IHIBRP Book Review Blog in July 2018. In May 2019, Richards was presented with the Inspiring Muse Award—A personal achievement award bestowed on individuals who are excellent examples of different aspects of the creative community, or of humanity in general.

Richards’ multi-award-winning debut novel, “Miriamne the Magdala”—Grand Prize Winner of the 2017 Golden Quill Award—was published in 2015 after more than 20 years of extensive research into the lives and times of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. Her reimagining of their lives together provides an intimate, yet provocative and controversial look into a relationship nourished by a rich culture, forged by ancient traditions, transformed by an insurmountable love, and threatened by a turbulent and oppressive political landscape. “The First Christmas: A Yeshua and Miri Novel Series Short”—released in December 2017–received a Golden Squirrel Independent Book Award from Book Squirrel Blog for Best Holiday Themed Novel for 2018, and her upcoming sequel, “Yeshua the Christ: The Silk Road”, is currently in production for publication in 2020.

Richards’ fantasy short story, “The Dragon’s Heir”, was included in a multi-award-winning adult fairy tale anthology called “Once Upon a Fabulous Time” that was published in December 2017. In November 2018, Richards expanded on this short story when she completed her first two fantasy novels—“The Curse of the Dragon Stone: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 1”, which was released in May, 2019, and “The Sorceress’ Vengeance: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 2”, released August 5, 2019—during her participation in NaNoWriMo2018 (National Novel Writing Month). In May 2019, “The Curse of the Dragon Stone” was selected as Top Shelf Magazine’s Indie Book Cover Award in the category of Ebook Fiction. While Richards works to complete “Magic Awakens: The Dragon’s Heir Trilogy Book 3” for release in Winter, 2019, she is also developing several other multi-genre novel series’ including her epic Heaven’s Guard Series, a Mystery series, a Sci-Fi series, and a number of illustrated books for children.

Richards is also a regular contributor to several Indie news magazine publications, including Indie Publishing News and Golden Box Books Magazine. Her books have been featured in Reader’s Choice Magazine (2016-18), Reality Bites Magazine (2017-18), Golden Box Books’ All About Love 2018 Valentine’s Day publication, Books Go Social’s 2018 Your Secret Library Holiday Magazine, and Top Shelf Magazine’s Featured Indie Discoveries (May 2019).

Richards is a lifelong resident of Manchester, New Hampshire, where she resides with her husband of 35-years, Daniel, her son, Matthew, and her three rambunctious but lovable pups, Monty, Ayden, and Spirit.

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