Celia Loren is an author of gritty Contemporary Romance. She's always been an avid reader and growing up she devoured books by the truckload. Now she spends her time working toward finishing her MFA and penning the romance stories she always wanted to read. Excited to be a member of the Hearts Collective Publishing team, she brings her incredible imagination, unparalleled work ethic, and sassy personality into the mix!
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1. How and when did you get started as a writer?
I’ve always loved to read, even as a little kid, and so it was natural that I started writing my own stories in 5th grade. I didn’t get serious about it until High School when one of my favorite teachers encouraged me to submit my short stories to competitions. Since then I’ve been studying and working toward obtaining my MFA in creative writing. I didn’t start publishing on Amazon until a year ago when I fell in with Colleen Masters and her project Hearts Collective Publishing. She helped me get my start and is the brains behind the business and technical stuff haha.
2. How do you usually find your ideas?
I’m always reading the current best-sellers and hot new releases. I probably read about 5 books per week. I also love watching movies and tv dramas and sometimes the best ideas come when I’m not trying to think of any!
3. Where do you write from? (home, office etc.)
I usually write while sitting in local coffee shops, but sometimes I’ll hit the library to really buckle down. I can’t write from home because I never stay on task.
4. How long does it take you to write a book?
About 4 weeks for a 50,000 word novella and that’s including outlining and planning, and edits. I’m very lucky that I can write relatively fast, it amazes me that there are people who write even faster!
5. What is your work schedule like when you're writing?
I outline for three or four days, I really think that planning before I begin is instrumental to writing quickly and producing a quality story. I improvise here and there but having a roadmap to follow is key. My word output increased drastically once I started outlining beforehand. Then I can typically write 5,000 words per day, but I take breaks and try not to write on weekends, plus make time for school, work, and friends!
6. Do you have any suggestions to help become a better writer? If so, what are they?
READ. Read the best sellers and analyze what they are doing and why it works!! I also believe that the most successful writers write with the readers in mind.
7. Something personal about you people may be surprised to know?
I love death metal music haha
8. What is your greatest weakness?
I’m super susceptible to stress, I know this about myself and have to keep a careful balance in my life in order to keep my eyes on the prize.
9. What is your greatest strength?
I think I have a strong work ethic and I can self-motivate. This is key to being successful as an indie writer.
10. As a child, what did you want to do when you grew up?
Be a writer!
1. Favorite movie. The Social Network
2. Favorite website. www.Reddit.com !
3. Favorite color. Chartreuse
4. Favorite book. Gone Girl. Obligatory Classic: Great Gatsby
5. Favorite country. France <3
It all changed one night, with one kiss.
He was nineteen.
She was only sixteen.
She would’ve been better off if she’d been kissed by the Devil himself.
Olive's good girl from a broken family who always looks for love in all the wrong places.
West is her brother’s best friend—a super hot bad boy biker raised on the streets of Las Vegas, and totally off limits.
That summer Olive moves with her mother to the East Coast for a chance at a better life, to escape the biker gangs and corruption of Vegas…but she never forgets about West.
Years later, on the run from a stalker ex, Olive finds herself once again living in Vegas with her brother Stick and sleeping two doors down from West. When Stick goes on a run with the Widowmakers MC he leaves West to look after Olive…and it doesn’t take long for him to find her bedroom.
This is a STANDALONE Coming of Age / Contemporary Romance Novel – No Cliff Hanger – Content suitable for adults only, contains violence, and graphic sexual content.
What do you do when the cards are stacked against you, and the only person you can trust is a hot biker covered in tattoos and dripping with attitude?
After escaping a childhood that would have broken most people, Romy Adelaide trusts no one. Her fierce self-reliance has earned her a university scholarship and a Las Vegas casino job with benefits. She's going to make it on her own, and she won't owe a single person for her success.
Enticed by the casino's offer of a new job in the VIP room, Romy follows the money into a secret, high-roller's world. Too late, she realizes she just sold herself to a mafia boss and his sleazy, rich clientele. Now, the gorgeous guy sitting at her blackjack table--covered in ink and biker leather--may be the only one who can save her.
Bryson Vaughn earned his gritty business sense on the streets of Las Vegas, running with the Devils Aces MC. Now, he wants out of the underground. But his infatuation with the fiery Romy will drive him deeper than he's ever been.
He doesn't date complicated girls. He doesn't really date at all. He's Bryson Vaughn, of the Devils Aces: women come his way freely, and he loves them in equal measure the way he loves bodies in general. But there is something about Romy Adelaide, the blackjack dealer at The Windsor.
He wants her for longer than a single night. He wants to smell her and taste her and lick her and tease her through mornings and afternoons and evenings uncountable, because something about her face says he’ll never be bored with a woman like her. And so, Bryson Vaughn pledges to topple The Windsor, to save beautiful Romy Adelaide from all her tortures...and then he wants to have her, and then he wants to keep her.
This contemporary biker romance contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. It is intended for mature readers.
Breaking Beauty is a complete Stand-Alone novel in the Vegas Titans Biker Romance Series. No Cliff Hanger.
What's a girl to do when her life is in danger and the only person she can trust is a bad boy One Percenter?
Addison Delaney may be too trusting, too naive, but she's not stupid. She realizes now that she's been in denial, but when her ex-fiancé Owen turns out to be a murderous psychopath she has no one to turn to but Cutler Remes, the enigmatic and dangerous muscle of the Devil's Reapers Motorcycle Club.
Tragedy seems to follow in Addison's wake as she travels to Las Vegas seeking the protection of the club. But she gravely underestimates the power and reach of her ex-fiancé's family, and the extent to which they're willing to go for revenge. When her cousin Salem, her only family in the States, falls victim to Owen's vengeance, Addison has no one to turn to but biker bad ass Cutler.
Unfortunately for Owen, one of Cutler's brothers is gunned down in a car chase, and now the Reapers are out for blood.
One bad boy biker. One determined good girl. And a love that could destroy them both…again.
They’ve been friends since they were small. They had two blissful years in high school. Both of them knew they’d be together forever—until one night changed everything. They were in his car. They crashed.
He left her there alone, broken, bleeding on the rain-soaked pavement and never contacted her again.
Now, Britton Ramirez is all grown up and working undercover for the FBI. Her task is to land the notorious leader of the outlaw motorcycle club, the Harbingers of Sorrow. His name is Jagger Stromm—and eight years ago, he left her for dead at the side of the road, in the wreckage of his car.
But she still can’t help what he makes her feel. After all these years, she’s never been able to let him go.
Jagger doesn’t feel anything these days. His dark past has forced him to make terrible choices, and the worst was having to leave her alone on that fateful night. But he’s always watched over her and her family from a distance. And even though he’s had to bury his emotions to survive in his brutal world, he’s never stopped loving her.
When she shows up as a dealer at the Vegas casino he frequents, Jagger can hardly believe it. He has a second chance to prove how much she means to him. It’s always been her—and he’s shocked to find she still wants him, at least in bed. Over and over again, in lust and anger and ecstasy. But she’s hiding something, and trust doesn’t come easy for someone in his position. Anyone could bring him down…even Britton.
She’s determined to make the climb to success and leave her broken past behind. He’s in too deep to escape the world of crime, where his gang has become his family.
They can’t stay together…but now that they’ve found each other again, they can’t bear to part.
He’s a criminal. She’s the law. And short of a miracle, there’s no hope for them.
This contemporary biker romance contains graphic sexual content, violence, and strong language. It is intended for mature readers.
Crushing Beauty is a complete Stand-Alone novel in the Vegas Titans Biker Romance Series. No Cliff Hanger.
Betrayed by love, isolated and abused, sold as collateral to a rival MC…
Things were supposed to be different for Violet Avery. Her father was the president of the Devil’s Army Motorcycle Club, and she married the love of her life Rooster—one of the hottest bikers in the club.
When her father dies on a cartel run, Rooster suddenly turns into a ruthless monster, usurping the president’s chair, forcing the club into the drug trade, and condemning Violet to a life of misery and isolation.
As Rooster’s lust for power drives him deeper into madness, he offers Violet to a rival club, the Satan’s Sons MC—as collateral—to be their sexual slave and property until a deal goes through.
The Satan’s Sons live in abandoned insane asylum and are rumored to be sexual sadists, rapists, and ruthless murderers…One-Percenters who operate under no code of honor. Violet has no choice but to accept her fate as the property of the club.
Violet knows deep down that Rooster has no intention of the deal ever going through, he’ll leave her fate up to the Satan’s Sons. Her only hope lies in a sexy biker they call Drifter...
This is a STANDALONE Contemporary Romance Novel – No Cliff Hanger – Content suitable for adults only, contains violence, and graphic sexual content.
With Violet’s sadistic ex-husband Rooster dead and the Devil’s Army MC dismantled, she’s finally found safety, happiness, and love with Drifter and the Satan’s Sons MC. However, when Drifter’s younger brother Marcus shows up out of the blue, her life quickly begins spiraling back into hell.
Marcus drives a wedge between Drifter and Violet, manipulating his older brother and using guilt to cloud his judgment. Turns out Marcus doesn’t live life by the same code of honor, it’s no mistake he’s suddenly reappeared after all these years—he’s gotten in deep with a gang of murderous skinheads over a gambling debt, and it’s not money they want as a payoff.
One of the skinheads’ newest gang members has a debt of his own…one that can only be repaid with Violet’s blood.
This stand-alone Contemporary Romance novel is the second book in the Satan’s Son’s MC series. No Cliff Hanger.
One day she’s an innocent young girl, the next she’s the sexual property of the Death Layer Club…
When recently-unemployed 24-year old Ava Clark lands her dream job working for one of the most prestigious multi-national corporations on the planet, her enigmatic and incredibly handsome boss Vincent King seems to be icing on the cake.
However, despite his superficial charm and intimidating good-looks, Mr. King’s facade quickly crumbles revealing a heartless sociopath intent on selling Ava into sexual slavery to cover a gambling debt.
The depraved, sadistic bikers of the Death Layer Motorcycle Club know just what to do with such an impeccable young beauty—sacrifice her to the notoriously violent Bane “The Beast” Harme as a peace offering.
He’s a hardened killer, a ruthless bastard…100% tattoos and testosterone.
And he’s the best fucking thing that’s ever happened to her.
Welcome to The Depraved Club series Book #1. This is a STANDALONE contemporary romance novel. No Cliff Hanger. Content suitable for adults only, contains violence, and graphic sexual content.
I heard the horrific stories about the man they call Devlin Vile, but when I realized there was a chance his club had taken my sister, I searched for him anyway. I had to know what happened.
His devilish charm and sexy exterior almost made me forget the truth—he’s an outlaw guilty of unspeakable crimes, a god in his own right, fiercely loyal to his club and no one else...
The moment he told me he wanted me I should’ve been terrified. When he said he wanted all of me—however he pleased—I should’ve ran far away, but I quickly learned that the President of the Circle of Death Motorcycle Club doesn’t take “no” for an answer.
This 65,000 word Contemporary Romance Novel is a standalone (no cliff hanger) novel in The Depraved Club series. Content suitable for adults, contains violence, strong themes, and sexual content.
I’m only 25 years old, too young to have already been married and divorced—hard to believe it’s been a year since my piece of shit ex-husband left me, my soul broken, my bank account empty…at least his family’s lawyers let me keep my beat up old Corolla. Just when it seems like my life can’t get any worse, and my heart can’t possibly take another ounce of pain, fate comes crashing down on my head. The last thing I need is to get involved with another dangerous man…
The wrong place at the wrong time is an understatement. I just witnessed two men get shot in the face—for no reason—and I can’t go to the cops because they’re in on it. I’ve never been more scared in my life, I have no money to run away, no family that can help. I’m the sole witness to a double murder, and I’m all alone except for him…
One of my psycho brothers just executed a member of a rival MC and an innocent shopkeep in plain sight, and didn’t even bother to check the place for witnesses. At least he was smart enough to grab the security tapes, problem is there was a smokin’ hot little thing huddled at the end of the aisle, and I’m sure she saw everything.
This girl may be the most beautiful woman I’ve ever laid eyes on, and her body…fuck me. But there’s one problem, she can bury me and my club, and I can’t let that happen. Women are a dime a dozen, and I’ll never let a good lay get between me and everything that I live for. So I’ll do what I do best—make her beg for it, make her need it…
And then I’ll put a bullet between her eyes.
This Contemporary Romance Novel contains adult themes, violence, and sexual content. Fifth Book in the Vegas Titans Biker Romance Series.