Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I loved the idea of being involved in every aspect of the publishing progress. As much as I love writing books, I love designing their covers and making sure that what I write gets through without being censored as well.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
When I was younger, I loved making up stories in my head and always thought that it would be cool if I could become one of two things: an artist or a writer.
When my aspirations for art school fell through and I found myself writing out my fantasies and actually enjoying it as opposed to my regular 9 to 5, I knew that this was what I needed to do with my life. I didn't want to be an author, I needed to be one in order to be fulfilled and have some purpose as a human being.
Tell Us About One of Your Recent Releases.
Vampiric Desires could be best summed up as an erotic re-telling of Beauty and the Beast where the beast is a vampire, and Beauty is a young, beautiful black woman. Darien Silver is a wealthy, narcissistic, and apathetic man until he meets Sonya, the woman he just can't seem to get out of his mind.
He shares one night of passion with her, but finds that although his heart is drawn to her, their two destinies have made them sworn enemies. However, even that isn't enough to keep them apart.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
My favorite part is when Darien first sees Sonya in the bar they meet at. Up until this point he's a heartless jerk, but when he sees her everything else in the room just melts away as he regains a piece of his humanity. And I think almost everyone has been in a place where they have had to become vulnerable in order to open up and let love in, which is exactly what the Bloodlust Series, and the first book especially, is about. It's about breaking down walls and barriers to see the beauty that is love.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I see self-publishing becoming the norm in the future as opposed to traditional publishing. It's so easy to do now and there are no gatekeepers to tell you that you cannot write. I'm sure that in the next few years the number of self publishers on best sellers' lists will continue to grow as people reach for their dreams and publish a books, whether they be just one or hundreds.
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