Interview with Quinn Loftis

What is your writing process?
My first course of action is to always pick characters names first. If I have a name for a character then I can begin to flesh out their personality. I don't usually do an outline of any kind until I'm about 30,000 words into a novel.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book that I ever read that truly had an impact on me was A Wrinkle in Time. After read that book I realized just how cool creating a world that doesn't exist is.
How do you approach cover design?
I want my covers to reflect the book as much as possible. It drives me crazy when I buy a book and the cover has nothing to do with the content. That's why I redid Call Me Crazy's cover three times, it just didn't fit...until now. Whether we want to admit it or not, in the ebook industry book covers sell the books initially.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
A Wrinkle in Time -Fist paranormal book that really made me want to be a writer.
Harry Potter Series- how can it not be on the list?
Pride and Prejudice- Jane Austen...enough said.
Twilight- Because it gave me the start into reading YA Paranormal which is how I finally decided to write my first novel.
Bible- Because it's the living, breathing Word of God.
What do you read for pleasure?
Young Adult Paranormal Romance,
Mystery/Thrillers
Fantasy/Sci-fi
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Used to be an iPad but my old eyes couldn't stand the glare so now I have a Kindle paper white which I love.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Bloggers. Some authors wouldn't agree, but I know that the majority of my fan base was grown through bloggers having me on their sites.
Describe your desk
Hmmm...organized chaos
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was a military brat so we moved every three years until I was 12 when my parents retired from the military. From there we lived in Greenville, which is my mother's home town. That is where I met my three best friends, of whom the Grey Wolves girls, Jen, Jacque and Sally are based off of.
When did you first start writing?
I've always written poetry and short stories for as long as I can remember. I remember being in school in third grad and learning creative and descriptive writing and thought how fun it was. I really thought that if I could do anything for a living it would be to write.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Book 2 in the Gypsy Healers Series, Wolf of Stone. It is the continuation of the new journey that Peri and her band of wolves, fae and healers are on. It focuses primarily on Dalton and Jewel's story.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Having creative control, but also being able to get published without having to wait years to get an agent or publisher.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
On so many levels. Having smashwords be my book distributor has been great because I don't have to keep track of multiple platforms, smashwords does it for me. I get to work with real people and not wonder how many days it will be before someone gets back in touch with me when I email them about a concern or question. The royalty rate is better because smashwords negotiates them and as an author, from what I can tell on other platforms we don't have that kind of pull. I'm able to give away a lot more free ecopies because of the coupon system, when I do give away's on other platforms I have to pay for the books myself. Smashwords just makes my job easier so that I can do what's most important- write.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Finding out from readers how my characters and stories have impacted their lives. I write to entertain, but I also write in the hopes that I can make someones day brighter, and better. I write so that I can give hope (yep even in my werewolf fiction, there is an underlying message...sneaky little author).
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I could write books if I had no readers. It wouldn't be near as much fun or challenging, but I could do it. What I couldn't do was learn, or grow as a writer, nor could I make a living doing what I love.
Published 2014-09-10.
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Books by This Author

Sacred Silence
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,800. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
I thought there couldn’t be anything more evil than Desdemona, Reyaz, or any villain we’ve faced or would face. But there is. They’re called postpartum hormones. And, here’s the kicker, they have a minion called a breast pump.
Forgotten Silence
Series: Grey Wolves Series Novella's. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,500. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Filthy. Disgusting. Unworthy trash. The same thoughts keep swirling in Sally's mind. She's broken and no one can fix her--not her friends, try as they might, and not her beautiful mate.
Wolves of Wrath
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,780. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Long ago, during the Great Purge, the witches that had grown too many in number and too powerful, were destroyed. The high fae council saw that the balance of good and evil had been tipped too far in one direction and it had to be rectified. So they killed all of the witches, and their creator...or so they thought. But they were wrong.
Dream So Dark
Series: Dream Makers Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,580. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
He was created to be a messenger and guider of dreams. He has traveled the earth for centuries upon centuries fulfilling his purpose. Until her. Serenity crept into his existence as seamlessly as the dreams he wove and just as effortlessly, she stole his heart. Their future is still unclear, but Dair knows he doesn't want to spend even another hour without her.
The Alloy Heart
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,790. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Two young women are found murdered, each with mechanical hearts implanted in their chests where their natural organs should be. Inspector Thomas Hill, a member of London’s aristocracy, is tasked with finding the killer. Thomas enlists the aid of his childhood friend and now the youngest surgeon in London, Dr. Jackson Elliot, to help him unravel the mystery.
Resounding Silence, Grey Wolves Series Novella #2
Series: Grey Wolves Series Novella's. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,570. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Duty, sacrifice, service, and discipline. These were the characteristics that described Cyn, the warrior fae. Though love was out of her reach, she thought this life was all she needed. She had never been more wrong. A chance meeting with the Prince of the Elves turns her carefully structured world upside down. The destiny of both their races hinge one whether they can overcome their differences.
Grey Wolves Series Bundle Books 1-10
Series: Grey Wolves. Price: $24.99 USD. Words: 931,730. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Books 1-10 of the Award winning Grey Wolves Series. Join Jacque, Jen and Sally as the learn about the Canis lupus and the supernatural world, find their true mates and battle the forces of evil that rise up against them. With each book their journey continues as the others join them in the fight.
The Burning Claw
Series: Grey Wolves. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 125,540. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Jacque’s mind wandered as she hovered somewhere between life and death. Her body longed to let go, to sink into the peaceful abyss, to the place where she didn’t have to worry about rabid, child-snatching vampires and the carnage they’d caused to so many innocent families. But something kept her here, tethered to this world, something she couldn’t quite remember...
Den of Sorrows
Series: Grey Wolves. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,600. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Vasile did not become the most powerful Alpha in centuries by being a fool. He has lived long enough to know that there is always another battle on the horizon. As long as evil exists in this world, his race must step forward and stand in the gap, shielding those who cannot protect themselves. But the battle he is anticipating is bigger than he could have ever imagined.
Jewel of Darkness, Book 3 The Gypsy Healer Series
Series: Gypsy Healers. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,040. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Dalton Black never thought he'd find his true mate. His dark past convinced him that he could never be worthy of one, but the Great Luna did not agree. She saw fit to give him a gypsy healer, the purest of heart among their kind. And now that he's finally found her, she slips through his grasp and into the hands of Volcan, a corrupt high fae driven mad by his own need for power.
Surrender, Book 3 Elfin Series
Series: Elfin. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
“So I just might die a virgin after all. That’s what sucks about the end of the world, you just don’t plan for it and once it’s upon you it’s too late. It’s been a few weeks since I’ve had time to actually write anything down, which sucks because more has happened in my life in the past three weeks than it has in all my seventeen, (soon to be eighteen) years.
Piercing Silence, Grey Wolves Series Novella
Series: Grey Wolves Series Novella's. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,800. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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It’s been six months since Jacque Lupei was imprisoned in the dark forest with her female pack mates, wondering if they would ever see their mates again. Six months since she and Fane found out that Jen and Decebel would not be the only couple adding a new pup to the pack. Six months of peace and quiet…Jacque doesn’t know it, but the reprieve was about to be over.
Dream of Me
Series: Dream Makers Series. Price: Free! Words: 106,800. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fairy Tales, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
Since the dawn of time, Brudair, otherwise known as the Sandman to the world, has faithfully lived out his purpose, faithfully performed his duties. He has never questioned his lot among the immortals, until now, until her. Sarah Serenity Tillman, a consummate beauty both inside and out, is a high school senior five months from her graduation. She has great plans, dreams of leaving the small town.
Grey Wolves Series Starter Bundle
Series: Grey Wolves Series Bundles · Grey Wolves. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 359,440. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
This Bundle has the first four books in the Bestselling Grey Wolves Series. Join Jacque, Jen and Sally as they embark on a journey into the world of werewolves, true mates, and fights to the death. Experience with them the bonds of friendship that can't be broken and the unconditional love that comes when the difficult choice to love no matter what is made.
Wolf of Stone
Series: Gypsy Healers, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,490. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Can two broken people, who carry the other half of each other’s souls span the chasm between them and restore the innocence ripped from both their lives? Will they let the promise of healing love overcome the difference in age and experience, and the separation of species and realms? Or will they give in to the fear and doubt that would keep them from one another for eternity?
Into the Fae
Series: Gypsy Healers, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 115,110. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Peace has finally descended on the Romanian Grey Wolves, but Perizada, longtime fae ambassador will get no rest. She has been given a new mission by the Great Luna and despite her desire to pursue her sister Lorelle for her treachery she cannot refuse the deity. Further complicating matters, the great white wolf, Lucian Lupei, once lost, has been found...and he is none other than Peri's mate.
Luna of Mine, Book 8 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 86,320. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Before he sacrificed for all, he had to be willing to sacrifice for any. Before he could be the man destined to save his race he had to be willing to serve them. In order to be raised up he had to first be torn down. There was only one who could do this and live, only one who could light his way when the darkness closed in; his mate, his Luna.
Rapture
Series: Elfin, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,350. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Triktapic, the deadly dark elf assassin, has been restored by the Forest Lords to his rightful place as king of the Elven realm. Now, he must face his former comrades as he attempts to stop Lorsan, king of the dark elves, from enslaving the human race. Lorsan has already begun distributing Rapture, the irresistible drink that destroys those who unknowingly become addicted to it.
Sacrifice of Love: Book 7 of the Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,500. Language: American English. Published: September 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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One enemy has been defeated, but another rises and takes her place. They are tired and worn, bloody and battle scared, but they are far from done. A life hangs in the balance, those who love her fight to save her. A heart trapped in darkness and there is one who can free him. A king destined to save his people, and the woman that he loves. So many lives, so much at stake.
Call Me Crazy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 108,090. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.75)
After a devastating turn of events Tally Baker, 17, is admitted to Mercy Psychiatric Facility where she is diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. She has come to a place where she honestly believes that her life is over. Her mind tells her that she will never smile or laugh again, that she will never be normal again. It is in this unlikely place that she meets two people, different in every way, yet bot
Fate and Fury, Book 6 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,980. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Book 6 The Grey Wolves Series The last few days have been the darkest of Sally’s life. After experiencing the joy of finding her mate, she now suffers the pain of losing everything she holds dear. Both the Romanian and Serbian packs have been captured, ripping Sally’s soul mate away from her almost as soon as she had found him
Elfin, Book 1 The Elfin Series
Series: Elfin, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 92,370. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Book 1 The Elfin Series Before tonight Cassie Tate’s biggest concerns were whether she could pass Algebra and how she was going to keep Elora, her best friend, from dressing her in a skimpy fairy costume for Halloween. Her feet were firmly planted in suburban reality and she had no reason to believe her life would be anything but that of a typical teenager. That is until she met him.
Beyond the Veil, Book 5 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,980. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Book 5 The Grey Wolves Series Though the Serbian pack has been brought to heel thanks to the downfall of their Alpha, the war is far from over. Desdemona, a witch of unfathomable power, has escaped the wolves’ wrath, but she will not go quietly into the night. Though she had to flee, she has not given up on the treasure she wishes to ac
Out Of The Dark, Book 4 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,510. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Book 4 The Grey Wolves Series Vasile Alpha to the Romanian Grey Wolves will have to use all his resources – including Sally, the new gypsy healer of the Romanian pack – to discover a way in which to destroy the witch, lift the curse from Decebel and reunite him with the one woman who makes him whole, and solve a mystery that's been surrounding the Romanian pack for 300 years.
Just One Drop, Book 3 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,250. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Book 3 The Grey Wolves Series Jen has just found out that human DNA is not the only thing that resides in her veins, she happens to share that little pesky werewolf gene, although it isn't more than just a drop. Now she is stuck in Romania with the wolf she loves but can't have...or can she?
Blood Rites, Book 2 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 2 . Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,460. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
(4.70)
Book 2 The Grey Wolves Series With the challenge complete and the corrupt Alpha of Coldspring defeated Fane is now free to complete the mate bond with Jacque and perform the Blood Rites. If only it were that simple.
Prince of Wolves, Book 1 The Grey Wolves Series
Series: Grey Wolves, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 92,410. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
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Book 1 The Grey Wolves Series Jaque Pierce an ordinary 17yr old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, TX, When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don’t realize the last two weeks of their summer was going to get a lot more interesting.