Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I'm a control freak, that was the main reason why I chose to self publish. I love having full control over every aspect of my book, especially when it comes to the cover design.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
No. I'm a stay at home mom with two kids and had no plans of becoming an author. I have always been a writer as a hobby, but never thought about publishing.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
I'm most inspired by Gena Showalter, Kresley Cole, Maya Banks, and J R Ward.
Tell Us About One of Your Recent Releases.
Intimate Desires is a steamy novella about a forty year old divorcee exploring her sexuality. But this novella goes way beyond that. The men that move into Stephanie's home as tenants (to help pay the bills in her large victorian home that was left to her after her parents died) change her life in ways she never imagined.
And then there is Mark. He's young, hot, and head over heels in love with Stephanie. He teaches her so many things in and out of the bedroom, but most of all helps Stephanie find herself.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
My favorite part of Intimate Desires... no, it's not any of the sex scenes lol ;)
It's actually hard to choose because I love this book so much, but I guess since I have to choose, I'll say it's when Stephanie is meeting Mark's family for the first time.
His mother gives her a really hard time & she retreats into the bathroom on the verge of tears. She has this moment when she's looking at herself in the mirror (I won't give too much away) but in that moment she finally sees herself the way Mark sees her.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
Personally I really see self publishing getting bigger and better in the future. More readers are more inclined to give self published books a chance because they are seeing that there are some really great, quality self published books out there and that's a great thing!
Who Designed Your Cover Art?
My cover artist is Secor Technologies. They do all my covers and we work closely together to get them just right. The cover for Intimate Desires is a combination of two photos the web designer took combined with a photo of a couple I found online that fit Stephanie & Mark's descriptions perfectly. I absolutely love the end result!
Readers, you can find Intimate Desires and all of Celeste's steamy stories at the links below: