Interview with Ava Thorn

What are your five favorite books.
1} Harmony-Sienna Mynx- I love the historical jazzy story
2) Love Unspoken-Delilah Hunt-
3) The Grunt- Latrinia Nelson
4.) Rochelle Alers- Here I am
5.) J.J Muray- The real thing
What do you read for pleasure?
I love to read Romance novels, but I haven't honestly read a good book lately because I been focusing on my own writing. Maybe over the summer I will dedicate two weeks to read.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle app on my Ipad
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm still learning my marketing techniques. I mostly use Facebook and my Blog market my books
Describe your desk
Well my desk is very comfortable if I get hot I have my trusted blanket right beside me. All my writing takes place in bed which really ignores my significant other, but it helps because he my inspiration.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing at the tender age of 12 years old. I guess all those Tropicana speech contest really played off especially with having a great imagination.
What's the story behind your latest book?
One Day At A time is the second installment in Second Chances Series. Kristen and Lucas have a journey ahead of them. It's all about forgiveness and not allowing the past to interfere with their future.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
OMG! I have many composition books filled with novels. A few years ago someone was like "You should release these book," so I did. I'm trying to surround myself with a great team(editors, beta readers, bloggers and reviews). It's still a work in progress.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
A reader sent me a message on Facebook telling me that she wasn't able to get Amazon and B&N where she located at in the world. She asked me if I could sell my book on Smashwords. It was a no brainer to me. Smashwords can help me reach a range of readers who doesn't have the luxury to obtain my book via Amazon and B&N
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Developing a love story between two people. You don't throw two people together and say "This is love," there needs to chemistry between the two. There is no such thing as perfect love, I want my readers to know that, so developing a complicated love story is what I live for.
What do your fans mean to you?
I really adore my fans. If they say "Oh man you need to make another story for these character) I'll put it in the works. I do listen to them and read their reviews.
What are you working on next?
Hopefully most of you guys read Southern Hearts (Southern Love Series). I'm finishing up Southern Admire, Bitter Hearts and Southern Hearts II
Published 2014-07-16.
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Books by This Author

One Day At A Time (Second Chances)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,130. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
Walking away from a person you love is as difficult as it is necessary at times. After three years together, Sgt. Noah Davenport felt he had no option but to leave Kristen after she told him she was pregnant, because of a secret he had not shared with her. Six years earlier, Noah discovered that he would never be able to father a child. Could two independent tests be wrong?
A Chance At Love (Second Chances
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,660. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Interracial, Fiction » African American fiction » Romance
While mourning the loss of his wife and unborn child. Recently widowed Captain Lucas Davenport saves a young woman after her cars run off the road. The two things he notice about the beautiful woman is that she is very pregnant and resemble his decease wife.