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Alyssa Brandon

Reader & Writer


I love to read and write. I spend way too much time on the computer. Dog person. Make super tasty Chocolate Chip Cookies. Can barely keep cacti alive but love flowers. Don't like the color yellow.

Favorite Books

Harry Potter, Mercy Thompson, Ash (Malinda Lo), Neanderthal Seeks Human, Sword of Truth, Heather Wells mysteries, Night Huntress, Vampire Academy ( + Bloodlines), Jack Reacher, Tangled (Emma Chase), The Grand Sophy, Rachel Morgan, Black Dagger Brotherhood and Percy Jackson.

Favorite Quotes

“I can't go back to yesterday because I was a different person then.” - Alice In Wonderland

Favorite Genres

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Most Recent Blog Posts

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon: The Idea vs. The Process

Whenever I tell people about having written a book and that I’m working on another one, one of the first things people ask me is "Where do you get your ideas?"I think this is a question writers (and other creative folks) get asked a lot and while it’s fun to talk to people about how an idea for a story … Read More


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Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon's Editing Update: Different in a Good Way

For me, editing was the most time consuming bit of writing Bound to You. Finishing the first draft was easy and fast; it just all came tumbling out and in a few short months I was done. Problem was it didn’t quite make sense, the ending wasn’t really an ending and there were some bits that needed to be cut. … Read More


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Thursday, May 18th, 2017

And the winning cover for BOUND TO YOU is...

You voted and pretty quickly a favorite emerged and remained popular throughout the week of voting. This awesome cover. This was my favorite one so I’m stoked it won. I think part of why I love this cover is that it’s different from my original “home made” cover which was more like the two runner ups. I also love it … Read More


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Monday, May 1st, 2017

Swoon Author Alyssa Brandon: THE HARD MATE Is Getting a New Title... And It’s Bound to Be Good

The Hard Mate has had a few different titles and subtitles during the years. And while The Hard Mate is fun, a little naughty, and maybe most of all eye-catching, it doesn't quite reflect where the book is right now. Plus, with it being published in hardcover something a bit less hanky-panky sounding was in order. So a while back … Read More


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