Here is my author interview with Tabitha Barret for her newest book release party to promote The Third Throne: Angel of Fear which is the 4th book in this series. Make sure to grab your copy of this awesome book today!
How many books do you currently have out on the market and in what genre?
This is the fourth book in the Third Throne series, Angel of Fear. They are Steamy Paranormal Romance Novels.
What inspired you to write The Third Throne Series?
I had the simple concept of a young woman waking up in Hell and somehow belonging to Lucifer. Over the years, the concept grew into a complex story. When I sat down to write it, I knew it would be a full length series. I gave my heroine a dark destiny and a trouble past, threw in some deadly Fallen Angels, and brought in men that she loved throughout the centuries and created something even more detailed that I originally though. I love writing for the series. It’s my baby.
How many books can we expect to see in The Third Throne Series?
When the series is complete, there will be twelve books in total.
Is the entire series about a set amount of characters or do they change with each new book added?
I had my ten Fallen Angels and my ten men, but the side characters took on a life of their own. Each book adds new villains and new problems. Some characters will make it through the series, others will not. It’s always sad when I kill off a character that I thought would make it to the end, but I try to make their deaths meaningful. I don’t kill characters off for spite or for shock value. I need a good reason to kill them off.
What do you find to be the most difficult and rewarding thing about being an author?
The difficult thing is accepting that something I have done isn’t working whether it’s my writing, or my advertising, or some other aspect of being an author. I admit that I went back and reedited my first book, not necessary for story content, but because I accidentally made my character too accepting of her fate. I knew who and what she was, so I forgot to make her react as she should to the shocking news. Once I fixed some of the issues and streamlined the character perspectives, I found that the book flowed a lot better. It’s hard to accept that there is a problem, but you have to be willing to fix it.
What I find rewarding is the love I receive from my fans! I get little notes on Facebook from people telling me that they LOVE the series and are begging for the next installment. I was surprised to see how much my fan base had grown between the third and fourth book! I’m excited and nervous to see what they think of the new book!
What is one thing that you have learned about yourself from when you first started writing until now?
I learned how to be more confident in myself as an author. Everyone believes they have written the next great novel, but the fact is not everyone can be successful. It took a long time to feel like I should be an independent author. There were a number of things that I learned along the way. I learned to build friendships with other authors. I learned how to accept praise from readers. I learned how to promote my books after I figured out the problem. Most of all, I have learned that it takes a long time and a lot of hard work to achieve my goals.
What is the definition of an Indie Author?
An Indie Author is a writer who is insane and creative enough to find new ways to promote their book 365 days of the year, year after year.” -Tabitha Barret
What can we expect to find in The Third Throne series and who do you find your targeted audience is for this series?
My target audience is readers over the age of 18 who enjoy the darker side of paranormal romance. My characters experience very real problems on top of the paranormal issues they are having. While they are battling Wolf Gods and Rogue Angels, my characters have to decide to they are the hero or the villain of their own story.
This is my favorite quote from the intro to the first book in the series:
The Third Throne series is a dark Urban Fantasy Romance that will incorporate different elements from the Paranormal Universe and try to answer the question, “if you are destined to do something terrible, something that many are opposed to, does it make you the villain or the hero, if you do it for the right reasons?”
In addition to the darker themes, there of course is romance and sex in all the books. My main character comes to find that she has lived many mortal lives but loved only ten men during all that time. One by one they come into her life and she must decide if she is selfish enough to bring them into her dangerous world.
Which book so far was your favorite to write and why?
I think Angel of Fear was the easiest to write because I already had the full concept and the world is fully developed. It would be easy to say that it was my favorite because of that, but in truth Angel of Death Book 2 is nearest and dearest to my heart. It has my favorite characters and I was able to expanded upon the world I created in Angel of Darkness. The world really came alive for me in that book.
If you could spend one day with any of your book characters who would you choose and why?
I’ve often thought about that. If I had to pick a Fallen Angel it would be Alazar, the Angel of Death. He has no filter and says whatever comes to mind. He’s daring, brazen, and fearless. If I had to pick a past lover, that would be a harder question. I love Derick because he’s sweet and kind, but Calin always sets my blood on fire. He’s my “demon hunter” for a lack of a better term. He’s a hard man, but he’s extremely loyal. If I was in the middle of a fight, I would have him by my side.
Are you working on any new projects that you want to share with us?
I will be busy few the next few years coming up. Aside from working on Book 5, The Third Throne: Angel of Distrust, I have three new works in progress that I am excited about. One is a paranormal romance series, but not as dark as The Third Throne. One is a Paranormal Erotica series set in the late 1800’s. The last one is a Reverse Harem trilogy that I’m putting together. I’m hoping to have at least two of the books published by the end of the year!