Interview with C. M. Hubbard

What do you read for pleasure?
I found a love for historical romance when I was a young teenager. Later on, in my twenties I discovered paranormal romance novels.
Who are your favorite authors?
Jo Goodman, Johanna Lindsey, Karen Marie Moning, Sherrilyn Kenyon, and Gena Showalter.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember the very first historical romance book I read. I had just turned thirteen and was visiting my grandmother in Illinois. We went to Wal-Mart and I had money of my own. I went to the book section and noticed the romance books there. I was intrigued by the title Tempting Torment by Jo Goodman. It was about a woman marrying a dying man just to get out of England. She hadn't counted on him living. The story had suspense, comedy, and most importantly love. Every girl dreams of meeting their true love and I am no exception. If they could overcome their struggles and find it then so could I. I used reading as a way to get through my own struggles as a young teenager who was slightly different from my peers.
How do you approach cover design?
I think about what the story is about and try to pick a scene that represents it without revealing the whole story.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Tempting Torment by Jo Goodman- because it was my first romance novel I bought myself. And yes I still have it.
Gentle Rogue by Johanna Lindsey- because it hooked me on the story of the Mallory's and it was the first book I read written by her.
Kiss of the Highlander by Karen Marie Moning- because it was the first book I ever read that had time travel and paranormal in it.
Night Pleasures by Sherrilyn Kenyon- because it introduced me to the dark hunters.
The Darkest Night by Gena Showalter- because it introduced me to the Lord's of the Underworld.
When did you first start writing?
I just started writing recently. I have always had wacky dreams and they never made any sense to me. And then like a light bulb being turned on it hit me. I need to tell the story that was being related to me through my dreams. Now I not only hear the characters in my dreams but they have become a part of my every day life. I can actually hear them talking to me, it's like they need me to write about them. But they can also be very elusive at times and I just have to wait for them to finish telling their story.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children and my husband are my inspiration. Without them I don't know where I would be right now.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I spend my time running my children around to their activities. I have four dogs who take up my time as well. I haven't had much time to keep up with my own reading, as I have been quite busy writing lately. If I am not writing, I am editing, formating, or creating covers for my books.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
My first story is about three brothers and three sisters who have to work together to find a cursed necklace and fall in love to break the curse. They encounter dangerous situations along the way. It took 3 books to tell their stories because I wanted to give them each a voice in relating the story from their point of view. Timeless Warrior starts their story, and I hope to make it available to Smashwords readers by the end of December 2014.
Published 2014-12-12.
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Books by This Author

Seduced by Lady Scarlet
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,830. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Scarlet never thought she'd have to seduce another man just to protect herself once she was married. It's only for one night. She'd never have to see the man again. Warrick becomes enchanted by a mystery woman he meets at a masquerade. When morning comes he is alone. He searches all over England for her without ever knowing he is being stalked by the same danger that killed his elder brother.
Lilith "Unleashed"
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,380. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal
It all started with a crazy Gypsy woman. She had foretold Lilith's past, present and future. Hogwash. That's what Lilith thought. Until a new boy shows up in town two weeks before her sweet sixteen birthday. Then a gift that isn't a gift at all starts changing her life. People start dying as an enemy she didn't know she had closes in on her intending to destroy the only life she has ever known.
The Viscount's Treasure
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,480. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
This book is full of intense sexual scenes and isn't for the faint of heart. Nicolas is on the hunt for his runaway ward and he finds her in the one place he hoped she'd never be again. But then again, what could he expect from a young woman who had been raised in a brothel? He has plans for but she wants nothing to do with them.
Burning for Winters Bite
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,860. Language: English. Published: January 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Mack needs to find and kill the man who kidnapped and tortured his family. He finds Vanessa along the way. Saving her from the same fate seems easy enough until he gets to know her. Vanessa thought her nightmare was over when Mack rescued her, but it was only just beginning. They're hurtling down a path of destruction and depending on each other is the only way they will survive.
Taken By Diablo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,620. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Jesse runs away from home when her family wants to cage her up and ultimately finds herself standing naked in Kade's cabin. When Kade finds her in his cabin he knows his life will never be the same again. In circumstances beyond their control they find themselves trapped in a cage not of their own making. They will have to rely on each other in order to escape the nefarious plans of their captor.
The Secrets Within
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 43,050. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Marcy's life hasn't always been a bed of roses. More like thorns. Just when she thinks she can lead a somewhat normal life, as anyone with the sporadic ability of mind control can lead that is, her whole world is turned upside down once again. In Connal's line of work you have to know your enemy, be diligent, suffer no distractions and for God's sake not reveal who you really are to others.