For the Strange and Surprising: Where the Mongrels Are
(Where They Are, #1)
Publication date: August 27th 2021
Genres: Adult, Reverse Harem, Romance, Science Fiction
I’m a catastrophe waiting to happen—I always have been.
When a waterspout drops me on the shores of a seemingly deserted island, I soon realize that I’m not on Earth, and I’m not alone.
This new world is full of dangers, from sea monsters and feuding tribes to poisonous food and beasts that lurk in the shadows. None of those things are as dangerous as the Mongrel men appointed to guard and teach me.
All I want to do is go home, but the island has no intentions of letting me leave.
I’ll be forced to interact with total strangers to survive this perilous land surrounded by treacherous waters.
My dreams of happiness sink into the dark depths below as I struggle to save myself from certain death.
The Mongrels will learn that fear makes a person reckless.
My name is Adelaide Storm.
But they’ll call me Ada Stormbrave.
M.F. Adele resides in the outskirts of the Rocket City in Alabama. She lives in her overactive imagination, often fueled by caffeine and no sleep. When she isn’t writing, M.F. is outdoors with her family, obsessing over spicy margaritas and cigars, or reading books by her favorite authors.
If you’re looking for M.F. Adele, you can find her on social media in her group:
M.F. Adele’s Hellacious Hybrids.
M.F. loves to interact with her readers, hear character theories, and share embarrassing stories.
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When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve been telling stories for as long as I can remember, and I’ve been writing since I was a child. I don’t think I sat down one day and decided I wanted to be a writer; I just was.
How long does it take you to write a book?
On average, it takes me 5 weeks to write one Where the Mongrels Are book. It takes me 8-10 weeks to write one The Chronicles of Sloane King book.
What is your work schedule like when you’re writing?
Schedule? What is this schedulel you speak of? I don’t understand.
What would you say is your interesting writing quirk?
I don’t think any of the things I do are interesting… But I write at night, from midnight to about four in the morning. And I write better if the dog is snoring; I don’t know why. I have a horde of candles, because I associate certain scents with characters. I also work better under extreme pressure—read as procrastination. I’ll finish 50k words in the last 2 weeks before my amazon deadline… Though, that’s probably less quirky and more sabotage-y.
What was one of the most surprising things you learned in creating your books?
That I love connecting dots that don’t have apparent connections. And that having OCD would help me more than it hindered me, in most cases.
Do you hear from your readers much? What kinds of things do they say?
Not as much as I’d like to, but I’m also very quiet on social media. When they do speak of my books, they usually tell me that they wish Sloane or Jack was one of their friends. Or they’ll comment about who their favorite guys are in the harems.
What do you think makes a good story?
Listen… You’re talking to someone who literally read the instruction manual to the oven. I’ll read anything. But a good story? I think that’s subjective.
For me, it revolves around world building and characters. I don’t need to connect on a personal level; I love seeing the characters connect with each other. I would rather read eight pages of conversation than eight pages of sex.
Realism is another thing I look for, even in paranormal—though I look for it more in contemporary. I want actions and expectations to be real for their setting, whether the main characters are mafia or assassins or dragons or whatever.
Honestly? I can read a book that everyone seems to dislike, and I’ll still give you a list of things I like about it. I find it difficult to judge someone else’s work as good or bad now that I know how much effort they put into completing it.