Author Spotlight: Abby McCarthy


Abby McCarthy is a reader and a lover of words. She is a blogger turned author and released her first novel in May 2014. She is a mother of three, a wife and a dog person. She has always written, sometimes poetry, sometimes just to vent about failed relationships, however in parenthood she has found her voice to help keep hersanity. Words have flowed from her, to review and with the support of amazing friends in the Indie community she has decided to pursue her dream of writing! She loves to write and read romance, because isn’t that something we all yearn for? Whether it be flowers and hand holding or just the right tug on your hair. Isn’t that what life is about? The human connection?

17093072_10208452039763836_1247003799_o.jpgWhere are you from?

I’m a Clevelander, born and raised and now live in a rural suburb. 

If you had to perform in a talent competition right now, what would it be? 

I’m a bit ridiculous. I can fit a quarter in my belly button while making my upper lip touch my tongue and nose at the same time, all while balancing a beer on my head. No lie, I like stupid human tricks. 

What’s your favorite movie quote?

 “What’s a nubian?” Chasing Amy… Jason Lee pre-NBC is the best. 


“It’s remarkable how similar the pattern of love is to insanity” The Matrix. I’ve had this one written in a journal of mine for years and years.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that would surprise our readers? 

Well, as if my secret human tricks aren’t fun enough. Let’s see… I have always believed I was Greek. I have this big ole Greek nose. My Mom’s dad was born in Greece and I’ve always dreamt of going there. Recently my sister ran our DNA and it did not come back that we were Greek. She is convinced my Grandpa wasn’t really my Mom’s dad. Scandalous, I know. I think that even though he was from Greece that perhaps his ancestors were from Hungary. It’s a hot topic.

Who is your favorite cover model?

Mike Thurston. Because damn that man is so yum!

What genre do you write? 

I have four MC’s and two contemporary novels. 

The Wrecked Series, a stand alone series, reading order:

Wreck You

Fight You

FY Youtube

Hurt You



Current-stand alone contemporary

Original music Youtube Current

Soundcloud Current

Tainted by Crazy-contemporary

Cut Wide Open, A Bleeding Scars MC, a stand alone novel in The Bleeding Scars MC. Amazon US

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cwot2.jpgWhat is your inspiration?

I write what I like to read, although my reading taste change. My husband is a hot ironworker biker. He is covered in tats and def has that alpha personality. I get some inspiration from him or his friends. I also ask him questions when I write my MC’s. For instance, the term “cut” when talking about an MC vest, my husband says that’s more of a west coast term. His good friend who is in the Hells Angels said, “It’s a patch, only fucking pussies wear cuts.” The same friend has also given me ideas about what an MC clubhouse is like. I also always write strong heroines. They always stand up for themselves or sacrifice. They are flawed and often abused, having to learn to adapt to awful situations. If you read my books, you’ll see that I’ve had a bit of a tragic past. I like to think that each one of my female leads are some version of myself. 

Tell us about your latest book?

cwot.jpgI recently released Cut Wide Open. Before that, I wrote Tainted by Crazy which is inspired by true events. TBC is my most tame book as far as sex goes and it was very emotional. After writing that I needed to write a dark book. Cut Wide Open is that.  It’s about young love torn apart by circumstance, only to be reunited by having to fight the biggest battle of their lives.

It’s sexy and dark and will make you feel uncomfortable. I like to push your boundaries in this book. I have a strong warning that if you have triggers not to read this book.


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