M.D. Grimm has wanted to write stories since second grade (kind of young to make life decisions, but whatever) and nothing has changed since then (well, plenty of things actually, but not that!). Thankfully, she has indulgent parents who let her dream, but also made sure she understood she’d need a steady job to pay the bills (they never let her forget it!). After graduating from the University of Oregon and majoring in English, (let’s be honest: useless degree, what else was she going to do with it?) she started on her writing career and couldn’t be happier. Working by day and writing by night (or any spare time she can carve out), she enjoys embarking on romantic quests and daring adventures (living vicariously, you could say) and creating characters that always triumph against the villain, (or else what’s the point?) finding their soul mate in the process.
What do you read for pleasure?
I mostly read romance of all heat levels and diverse couplings. Sometimes erotica if I'm in the mood. I also enjoy reading the "classics," such as the works by Jane Austin, the Bronte sisters, and truly ancient works like "Beowulf" and "Le Morte D'Arthur." However, I have recently found interest in the earlier works of Neil Gaiman, and I did enjoy the Witcher series. I try to step out of my comfort zone to have a more well-rounded reading catalogue.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Using Otherworldsink.com, run by the phenomenal J. Scott Coatsworth, has worked wonders to promote my work. They have connections to a bunch of review and book promo sites and depending on the package you purchase, you can have a three day release blast or 14-day blast. The author is required to write blog posts, usually about the work being promoted, and sometimes not. This allows me to talk about my work and the behind-the-scenes development. The company is geared toward LGBTQIA + content, which is right up my alley!
Leopold is a human in an alien-dominated InterGalactic Community. He gained a reputation as the assassin Voidstriker, until his identity was revealed. He soon finds himself reassessing his life, his mission, and his own identity. Having spent his entire life driven by hate and fear, he soon finds himself motivated by hope and love. He decides on a new mission in life: freeing the human species. It will be a long, hard road, and one he can't walk alone. Even as his allies grow in number, he will most depend on his mates--Mastrodai, the mrrog prince, and Alexandra, a fellow human, his best friend, and their lover. Along with Sasha, a young girl with extraordinary abilities. Leopold is no stranger to challenges but this might be his greatest trial yet.
Lord Morgorth is a dark mage on the planet Karishian. His peers consider him a villain, but there is more to him than they choose to understand. Cursed by a dark destiny and tormented by painful memories of the past, Morgorth struggles to find his place in the world. Far from innocent, Morgorth has teetered between embracing his destiny and fighting against it his entire life. A decision that is made easier when Aishe comes into his life.
Aishe is a creature of the forest, a warrior and healer. He has the moral compass that Morgorth needs, and Morgorth gives Aishe the companionship he craves. Together, they forge ahead, weathering the storms and fighting the enemies fate puts into their paths.
However, their greatest enemy is not a living being, but gemstones infused with deadly power. They are addictive, seductive, and completely treacherous. Morgorth hates them and is determined to find and imprison all of them.
But he soon realizes they are keys to a greater power. He learns his destiny is not all he thought it was. And an even greater enemy stirs in the darkness.
Enter the world of “The Stones of Power.”
What does it truly mean to be redeemed?
Lance, formerly known as Scourge, hopes to answer that question. His journey will take him all over the Nifdem Empire, and along the way he will meet friends and foes alike. With him travels his best friend and great love, Gust, a talented and compassionate healer, and his loyal stallion, Brutus. The three of them will unknowingly set into motion a chain of events that will change their homeland forever. They must trust in themselves and in each other if they hope to make it out alive.
(A Shifter Chronicles story, sequel to Blind Devotion)
Ghosts and secrets threaten wolf shifter Jack and his mate, cougar shifter Travis. As Halloween draws nearer, they must both confront memories of another Halloween, years earlier, when their relationships changed forever.
(A Shifter Chronicles story, sequel to Healing Minds)
Wolf shifter Xavier and his mate, Josh, are about to celebrate their first Valentine’s Day together. Unfortunately, a bear shifter attacks Haven and threatens to trample their romantic plans.
(Scrolls Book Six)
After a near-fatal mission almost costs Agent Poe his life, his master shifter mate, Nordik, insists on a break for both of them. They visit Poe’s family in Ireland and learn that true danger lies not without, but within. There’s no greater betrayal than that of a loved one.
(Scrolls Book Five)
Three years ago Agent Pan and hawk shifter Viktor spent a passionate weekend together, neither aware of the other’s true identity. Viktor never really got over Pan. Now with sexual tension at its peak, they must learn to trust each other and work as a team to protect not only their loved ones, but every shifter in the world.
Vietnam War vet turned deep-sea treasure hunter Digger and his team scratch out a living and their new commission is just another job off the coast in 1977. Reef is a shark shifter and charged with protecting two magical scrolls said to be keys to a powerful weapon. Unfortunately, Digger finds one of the scrolls and takes it topside and Reef has no choice but to follow. Then all hell breaks loose.
(Scrolls Book One)
In eighteenth-century England, wolf shifter Quincy is guardian of his pack and cursed with a limp. When he tends to a wounded falcon, he has no idea that he just stepped into war that has waged for centuries. Falcon shifter Con is the guardian of two ancient scrolls, and with a monster on his trail, and affection for his wolf savior, he is torn between duty and desire.
(Beginnings Book Two) For Caleb and the bull shifter Ryan, there's a fine line between friends and lovers. And just when they find that line, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb races against time to save his bull.
(Beginnings Book One)
Animal empath veterinarian Brian and wolf shifter Animal Control Officer Derek have more to worry about then just their burgeoning relationship.
Like secrets, a rogue wolf shifter hunting them, an ex-boyfriend that won't let go, and their first Christmas together.
An abusive childhood left Vulcan, blacksmith to LA’s paranormal community, short on trust… until he meets former Roman soldier Marcus Cassius Vespillo and reexamines his priorities. But the ancient vampire has secrets—and a slayer on his trail.
Every story has a beginning…. When angelic artist Roland is captured by demons and brought to their leader, a formidable dragon named Asagoroth, something sparks between the two—something that will shake the cosmos to its core.
Trystan is an unchosen angel—shunned by society, bullied, and without a future. Then he learns his true destiny when the great dragon and demon commander, Asagoroth, breaks free from his long imprisonment and gives the angels an ultimatum: hand over the angel who awakened him or face annihilation.
What does a former assassin do when he’s not out there… well… assassinating? Saving his species from extinction, of course. But Leopold soon learns that to pursue a future of freedom, he must first understand events in his past.
A child’s memory.
A journey’s end.
As allies and enemies begin to step from the shadows, Lance will learn the truth of his past and the price of his redemption, and all the pain that comes with them. While Gust will have to decide what he’s willing to sacrifice to safeguard the one he loves.
A tragic secret.
A trial of pain.
Lance's mission is to cut down Ulfr's warriors. Gust plans to help him do so, despite the royal soldiers hunting them. However, when word of a new Scourge reaches them, their journey brings them to the war-ravaged kingdom of Grekenus. It is there that Lance is forced to face the actions of his past.
The dark mage Morgorth’s relationship with Aishe is fractured and a vision of death circles his mind. He knows he must choose between his mate or his magick but the consequences of his choice might be too much for him to bear.
The enemy hunts him, but not for the reason he thinks. Leopold is a human and an assassin in an alien-dominated universe, and he gets more than he bargained for when he comes to the attention of Mastrodai, a prince of the elite Mrrog Nation. He is hunted and eventually captured. But what Mastrodai wants from him is far more terrifying than torture.