Why Did You Choose to Selfpublish Instead of Taking The Traditional Route?
I choose to self-publish because my series is a mash-up of genres and I've heard time and again that Paranormal Romance isn't being sold. When I wrote this series, I didn't write it for the Big Five, I wrote it to be read by people who enjoy these types of books...and it allowed me to write with a wild abandon. I encourage everyone to follow them dreams.
Did You Set Out To Become an Author as Your Main Profession?
Since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a writer, but I never pursued it because I saw it as more of a pipe dream. Finally, after devouring JR Ward's BDB series, I read her insiders guide. It was like she was talking to me and everything clicked. I thought, 'Why not me? Why can't I?' Then, I set off on my mission to become an author.
Which Authors Have Inspired You The Most?
After about a seven year reading hiatus, my friends badgered me to read The Twilight Series. I found my love for reading again and needed more! But, I needed something more adult. I went through JR Ward's BDB, Kresley Cole's Immortals After Dark, and Gena Showalter's Lords of the Underworld series in one year. That's where my love of the paranormal stems from. I then picked up a Dark Erotic novel by CJ Roberts. She inspired me not to hold back.
Tell Us About One of Your Latest Releases.
My novella, Tempest in Disguise, is the first story in The Darkest Faerie Tale Series.
Born the only hybrid between two warring factions, Mya's life is all smoke and mirrors. For twenty four years her true identity has been kept a secret inside the virtuous Seelie Court of the ancient Fae. But that time has come to an end. In one sudden blow, her perception of reality is irrevocably altered and her livelihood is stripped away. A dark and mysterious stranger has set his sights on her to possess, consume and claim her for himself. Mya must keep her wits about her to survive…or surrender to her darkest desires.
As one of the leaders in the infamous Unseelie Court, Cole is determined to seize the powerful and magickal hybrid from the enemy’s court on behalf of his people. A battle is looming and they’re ready to end the war at any cost, but for Cole it’s personal. The scar on his face is a daily reminder of the cuts marring his darkened soul and when he goes after the hybrid, a burning need to dominate and master her is far too great. Despite the consequences he faces for touching her, Cole's dark and twisted hunger is unable to resist her allure. He craves her full submission, but in order to do that, he must take everything away from her first.
Welcome to their twisted Faerie Tale.
Dark, Erotic Paranormal Romance with BDSM Elements…packed with a scorching heat.
What Is Your Favorite Part of This Book, and Why Do You Think Readers Will Enjoy It?
My favorite part of the book is near the beginning. When Mya confronts Cole for the first time. It's intense and the tension between them explodes. They can't get enough of each other and their dark desires.
Where Do You See Self-Publishing Going In The Future?
I think self-publishing will continue to grow. Instead of big houses dictating what books will hit the market, the power is now in the readers hands. They get to choose what books they want to read.
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