Author Interview with Sylvia Hubbard – New Release: Tanner’s Devil

Please help me welcome the lovely Sylvia Hubbard with an interesting interview and her latest release!

Where did you get the idea for your new novel, Tanner’s Devil?

I was researching another novel and came across street doctors and loved that I could put a woman in the place of a “profession” little knew about, but with a past. I loved the tainted unperfect woman kind of story that was not looking for love but found the most perfect man for her. Combining her past, with this story line, I created Tanner’s Devil.

Why did you choose this genre?

I’ve always loved the romance suspense genre since I was in my twenties. When I was young, I fell in love with romance the moment I stole a Johanna Lindsay book from the library (which I later replaced when I was in my thirties because I didn’t want to go to hell). Yet, I didn’t want just a straight romance. Growing up in Detroit, I never saw a straight romance in real life and because of what I know being an urban girl, going romance suspense was the only way to go.

Was there anything unusual, any anecdote about this book you’d like to share?

Love is never perfect, but it’s the imperfect people who try to fall in love make love perfect.

What was the most difficult thing about writing this book?

Making Devlin face his past as well. He’d been put on a pedestal by everyone and as his life is falling apart, he comes to realize maybe everything he’s meant to believe even about himself  is not true. He needs Tanner’s voice as much as he needs her love to see the truth.

What do you love that most people don’t like and wouldn’t understand why you do?

I hand write my stories before I type them. I’ve used electrical pens to keep track of my writing because I kept losing pieces of paper. I also must have it loud and not quiet, like some writers. Due to the fact that I am a single mom and I needed the noise the kids made to make sure they weren’t hurt, now that they are grown, I continue to need a lot of noise outside of my head in order to hear the quiet voice of storytelling in my head.

What’s the main thing that you could get rid of in your life that would give you more writing time?

Facebook. I think you could agree.

What do you want readers to come away with after they read your book?

Imperfect people need love too.

What genre have you never written that you’d like to write?

I’ve love to write sci-fi and hope to do a three part book on YA Sci-Fi with a religious twist called The Trinity soon. I want to incorporate faith, fallacy and fiction for those who have forgotten about mercy.

Fantastic interview…yes, I agree about Facebook. And, I also love Romantic Suspense!! 🙂 

Check out Sylvia’s great cover and intriguing book…



What does an ex-prostitute, duke and pimp have to do with each other in 21st Century Detroit?


“Take off your clothes.”

Would that mean this cornbread fed giant take off his? And if he did would he look just as magnificent without his clothes as he did with clothes?

Using this opportunity to move away from him and catch her own breath, she walked over to the bed to place the cell phone and condoms there. He hadn’t followed her and Tanner looked down at the candle to gather her own thoughts together. He’s just some weird perv john probably from the boondocks Michigan trying to get a taste of city life before he goes back to Pinkie, Michigan.

That had been a running joke when she had been out in the life doing this all the time. Pinkie, Michigan was actually nowhere, but it was a terminology used occasionally to say that since Michigan was shaped by a glove this was where this john was from – where no one black in their right mind would be, so they came down here to Detroit to taste life by requesting a black girl to their room.

Concentrating on the candlelight, she pushed off the peach summer dress along with her underwear over her boots and kicked them off.

She started to unzip her boots, but he barked, “Leave’em.”

His hands came behind her and firmly gripped her waist. “Lay on the bed on your stomach,” he ordered.

She did as she was told and forced her rapidly beating heart to relax.


Author Bio:

Detroit Author & Founder of Motown Writers Network, Sylvia Hubbard has published over 37 books on suspense romance and one book on Internet Marketing for Writers.

As a happily divorced mother of three, Ms Hubbard has received numerous awards and recognitions for her work such as the Spirit of Detroit from Detroit City Council and State of Michigan Governor’s Certificate of Tribute Emerging Minority Business Leader Award. She’s spoken all over the United States and Canada about independent publishing, social media, 21st Guide to Marketing Online & Offline for writers and authors, How Readers can make money promoting their favorite authors and even how to be a single mom.

Recognized as an avid blogger by HoneyTech Blogs, Ms. Hubbard runs over five blogs including How To Love A Black and has had five #1 Best Sellers on Amazon. Her current work is Tanner’s Devil and she has six books coming up in 2016, including four live stories on her website.

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Get Your Copy of Tanner’s Devil at the following bookstore:

SMASHWORDS (ebook)| AMAZON (Paperback & Kindle) | B&N/Nook| Kobo Reader|  iTunes Apple Bookstore

Also Available in Paperback wherever books are sold 

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25 responses to “Author Interview with Sylvia Hubbard – New Release: Tanner’s Devil

  1. Great interview, ladies! And good luck, Sylvia with Tanner’s Devil!

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  2. Starting with “take off your clothes” is catchy! Loved the excerpt.

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  3. Aw, Sylvia, you could’ve given us just a tiny bit more. Tease. Sounds delish!

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  4. Lovely cover! So pretty. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Okay, I’m showing off my ignorance (and perhaps age) here…what the heck is an electric pen? Love the girl and the city on the cover…and just the colors. Sounds like an interesting read to be sure! And, since I’ve already demonstrated my lack of knowledge…what’s a street doctor? Thanks for sharing and best wishes for you and TANNER’S DEVIL!

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    • An electric digital pen records your pen strokes.

      A street doctor would be someone you can see on the street that you would not go to a real doctor for.

      Tanner’s specialty was bullet and knife wounds ( as long as they weren’t fatal). She did draw the line at abortions, although most street doctors were known to do that and illegal cosmetic and cheap dentistry services.pulling teeth, replacing fillers.


  6. Great interview and excerpt. Best of luck with your book!

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  7. Great line – Imperfect people need love too. So true! I love your cover as well. Wishing you much continued success!

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  8. pamelasthibodeaux

    Great interview!
    Good luck and God’s blessings

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  9. coryellsusan

    I admire authors who can write realistic romance and this one sounds like a zinger! Best wishes for success.

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  10. Patricia Kiyono

    Hello from the west side of the Mitten! I enjoyed reading your interview – and yes, I agree about Facebook! Love the excerpt. I’m sure it’s going to be another award winner!

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  11. Greetings from the UK. Very interesting interview, Sylvia, and I agree, that cover is lovely!

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  12. Diane Burton

    Terrific excerpt and cover. Never knew about street doctors or electric pens. Thanks for the explanations. Best wishes.

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