Name Claire Marta
Where are you from?
I am a Brit but I live in Rome with my Husband and Daughter. I am a stay at home Mum who enjoys writing, reading and drink tea.
When and why did you start writing?
I used to make up stories in my head at school. I was always the shy quiet child. As I got older I enjoyed writing them down for English class or sometimes just in a note book so I could remember them. It was not until I was older I thought about coming a writer. It took my a while to get the courage to realise my first book which was last September. Since then I have not looked back.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
The moment I pressed publish on my first book. That was when everything felt real to me. When I knew people were finally going to read my work.
What inspired you to write your first book?
I love paranormal romance but I also love tales of mystery. So for me it was a combination of things like Sherlock Holmes and other famous detectives along with the elements of supernatural creatures all living hidden within our world.
Do you have a specific writing style?
Yes I think I do. My readers have told me I do. I like to write from my characters perspective and give as much detail as possible about the surrounds so my readers feel as if they are there to.
How did you come up with the title?
Titles take me ages! Usually though I am towards writing the end of a book before they come to me. As one of my main characters is a vampire with the power of cold FrostBite just seemed to click.
Is there a message in your Novel you want your readers to grasp?
My books are a series. So each book gives more secrets to what is going on. So if my readers read carefully they have clues to the over all storyline and what is awaiting them.
How much is the book realistic and are the experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?
I try to write about places I have been as I really want to get across the feel of each place. For example I have visited the Eiffel Tower which is a place my characters visit. The emotions they feel I do try to dig up from experience or at least imagine what I would feel in certain situations. Other things I do have to research to get things right.
What books have influenced your life the most? A Mentor?
Anne Rice Interview with a Vampire influenced my in a big way and started my love for Paranormal books. More recently over the years it has been Kym Grosso whose series Immortals of New Orleans I love. And also other writers such as Kresley Cole.
Are there any new authors who have grasped your interest and who is you favourite and what is it that really strikes you about their work?
Yes and I am very lucky to know them! VE Campudoni who write erotic romance. His storyline just caught me up in his first book and I could not put it down. As the amount of research he went into for his series The Masked Emotions. It is no wonder he won awards.
Abrianna Denae she just released her first book Never Forget. I adore her way with words and all the emotions that she brings out of her characters. Also how you are never quite sure how things are going to go with the storyline. I am waiting eagerly for her second book.
Name one entity that supported you outside family members.
Jen Burson my editor and friend. She has supported me since hopping on board for my second book. I value her guidance and friendship.
Do you see writing as a career?
In a way yes. I love writing and I love giving my readers more of the characters they have fallen in love with. I don’t see myself stopping any time soon. I have to many tales to tell.
If you had to do everything all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?
No. I spend a lot of time going over what I have written and going through my storylines. With feed back from my beta readers I then go over it again. I never let anyone read my work until I am happy with it. The mystery, action and romance has to be perfect for me before my readers get to read it.
Can you share a little of your current work with us?
I am 28k words into a book about a side character from my main series. His name is Twitch and he is a techno mage. He has had a troubled and not so easy life. Half in love with his best friend he never expects to fall in love with someone else. But as always things are complicated and not always as they seem. It’s a fun book to write because he is quite a character and very quirky. I know a lot of my readers are looking forwards to this one.
Is there anything you find particularity challenging in your writing?
Time to write. Being a stay at home mum my time is limited. I get three hours every morning in the week when my daughter is at nursery. If I don’t find the write head space within that time I do not get to write.
Do you have to travel much concerning you books?
At the moment for describing places in my series I am relying on memories from my past holidays. I know I have a few places coming up in books I have not visited and would like to see. So it is a possibility. I do have some book signings in the UK coming up so will be travelling from Italy to attend them which I am very excited about. My first one is in August at the Manchester Author event. The second is in October at The Darker Side of Fiction.
Who designed the Covers?
Book 1 & 2 were created my Collett Collective
Book 3 was designed by Ampersand Book Covers
What was the hardest part of writing your books?
As I mentioned before time. Also researching can also be hard if you cannot always find exactly what you need. These things can take hours. Also contacting people to see if they can help. But if you want to get things right it is worth it in the end.
Did you learning anything while writing your book and what is it?
If any of your books were made into a film who would you like to play the lead?
I actually mentioned this in my readers group a while ago. For me I am swinging towards Ian Somerhalder who is an actor from the Vampire Diaries. He has the right kind of eyes and coldness that would be perfect for Eric.
Do you have any advice for other writers?
Don’t give up! Keep writing. Keep sharing your links and teasers. Readers will find you eventually. It can take time. If you manage to find other authors to talk to and get advice don’t be frightened to ask. I have found so many nice bloggers and authors who have gone out of their way to help or give me advice. We are all here to support each other.
Do you have anything specific to say to your readers?
I am so happy that my readers are enjoying my series. And I can tell them they still have a lot of surprises that lay ahead. By now they know I enjoy twists and turns in my storyline. Each book have clues and I really hope they are being noticed. And please if you think anyone would love my series spread the word! And feel free to message me and tell me which characters you love and if you enjoyed a certain book.
What are you reading right now?
Nothing at the moment but my TBR list is huge and really needs to be cut down so I will have to start a reading binge soon.
Do you remember the first book you read?
No but I remember the first one I enjoyed. Howls Moving castle. It was a birthday present from a school friend. I was 13 at the time and fell in love with the story.
What makes you laugh and cry?
Stories with a sad ending that leave you in pieces for days. Silly jokes make me laugh. I generally a very happy person and sometimes my sense of humour can be a little bit odd. But I do like to laugh.
Is there one person you would like to meet past or present and why?
Kym Grosso! Because I love her books and they did inspire my in a way to write my own stories. She just seems to be such a warm and nice person. I am hoping to meet her at a book signing some time in the future.
What do you want written on your head stone and why?
I have no idea! A poem maybe something heart felt. It is not something I have really thought about lol
Other than writing do you have any other hobbies?
Running if that can be called a hobbie! I used to run 10k races before I had my daughter and that slowly slid into my stopping but recently I have been trying to get back into it. Reading as well is something I enjoy when I find the time that is.
What films/TV shows do you enjoy watching?
Lucifer. I love this series so much! Game of Thrones. Lost Girl. Those are just a few and as you can tell I love supernatural and fantasy programmes.
Chinese food! I love chow mein noodles! Colour I change between green and purple a lot. Music I will pretty much listen to anything I don’t have a specific genre.
If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?
Be a painter. I used to love art class at school. My drawings were not the best but I enjoyed using coloured chalks and expressing myself through pictures.
Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?
Amazon authors page USA https://www.amazon.com/Claire-Marta/e/B01KDNYHBQ/ref=dp_byline_cont_ebooks_1
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Jasmine Hunter finds herself knee deep in a decadent vampire nest in Prague. A killer lurks the medieval city and is preying on blood donors who frequent the home of the local Vampire Mistress.
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Broken hearted from Eric’s betrayal in Prague, Jasmine turns to her best friend to get her mind off everything she has lost.
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