State your name for the record.
How long have you been writing?
I started writing February of 2015
And what inspired, motivated, influenced you to write?
Ahhh!! Inspiration! This is a long one! LOL! I started writing after becoming obsessed with reading hot alpha males. I remember thinking to myself “I would be proud to write a book.” and after some awesome encouragement from friends, other authors, and family – I sat down and typed my first sentence. The rest is history! LOL
What genre do you write in? What’s your style?
I write New Adult and Contemporary Romance novels. And as for style, I’m not sure I have one per say! But, I do tend to lean toward writing about hot, tattooed alphas who makes mistakes in life. Some have called my style “Real Life Romance” Lol!
Do you have background noise while you write?
Always! I binge listen to Spotify while I write. It takes me away from real life and puts me in the story.
Out of all your characters, which one strikes you the most and why?
For me, my lead character, Trent Wallace from Finding Serenity strikes me the most. For me, he pulled my heartstrings while I was writing him. He’s a very broken character who gets saved by the female lead, Shay Kirby. They have a tough relationship. It’s not all rainbows and sunshine. Their message of their relationship is one person doesn’t always have to save the other. Two people can save each other just as much.
Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.
I’d have to say the book world in general. The community we’re part of – the authors, the bloggers, the readers. Every single one of them makes writing all worth the while. I’d be nothing without each and every one. They mean the world to me.
Can you share a little of your current work with us? Any advice for other authors? Anything you’d like to tell your readers? This is where you have the floor…give links to your work/you as well!
I can give you a snippet of my upcoming book, Finding Perseverance, for sure!
This is unedited and subject to change. Copyright T.E. Black 2016 >>
“Hey, sweetheart. You’re finally up,” Rook walks toward the bed holding plates.
“Hey,” I smile.
Rook without a shirt and pants is a sight to be held close to my heart. Although he’s hardened from years of fighting, there’s still a certain part of the little boy I once knew lingering inside of him.
“I hope you’re hungry, babe.”
Rook hands over the plates holding our breakfeast to me while he climbs into bed next to me.
“I’m starving,” I eye the buldge in his boxers.
He notices where my gaze is centered and lets out a deep, laugh that makes me ache between my legs.
Rook leans over, placing a lingering kiss on my lips while my grasp on the plates slips a bit.
“Eat first, pretty girl. We have the rest of our lives to fuck like rabbits, but if you don’t eat something, there’s gonna be nothing left for me to sink myself into,” he smirks, “Plus, I don’t want you to lose an inch of those sexy curves you’ve got going on.”
Fuck. I still don’t understand how he can do this to me – make me fall apart with only his voice. I’ve never been affected by anyone this way, except for Rook Wallace. It’s almost as if he’s the only one for me and I’m the only one for him. Not that I’m complaining, because you won’t hear a single complaint out of my mouth.
“Fine,” I agree, handing over his plate, “but, after we eat – we fuck. Fair enough?” I cock a brow.
“Fair enough,” he smiles.
My advice for other authors is to write what they love – not what anyone else wants. Write with no limits. If you’re feeling the story when it’s not meant to go that way, write it. See where your mind takes you and you do it with pride. heart emoticon You’re amazing in your own way!
What I’d like to tell my readers … THANK YOU! For your support, your love, and your kindness – I owe you everything!
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FINDING A WAY
FINDING PERSEVERANCE ➝ COMING 2016
Thanks for doing the interview with me.