Interview with Ed Bar

When did you first start writing?
I began writing professionally in 2008. I was an independent ghostwriter for several independent record labels.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I came up with the idea for The Red Demon Trilogy after reading several different supernatural and paranormal novels that featured werewolves as side characters. I decided that they deserved their own story, independent from vampires and witches. I made the protagonist an outcast who learns to accept his fate because that was how I felt a lot of the time growing up.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I do not like conformity. I lack the patience it takes to deal with editors that want to change storylines when they haven't even bothered to truly read the manuscript.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The greatest joy I feel comes from connecting emotionally with the characters I create.
What do your fans mean to you?
I feel honored that I have fans. My sole purpose in writing is to quiet my mind, and to help gather my thoughts on personal issues. The fact that others enjoy my work, and can relate on a personal level is awesome.
What are you working on next?
I'm in the middle of several projects. I'm revising the second book in The Red Demon Trilogy, Perfect Moon. Also I am in the middle of a pychosexual paranormal thriller, and an erotic novella.
Who are your favorite authors?
There are too many to name them all, but some of my more favorite are: Rochelle Mead, Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, P.C. and Kristin Cast, John Saul, Dean Koontz, Rick Riordan and Richard Laymon.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Living in the wilderness, my options are limited. Usually, I camp, hike, and fish.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Mostly, by word of mouth. If I watch a movie, and it's based on a book, I will read the book as well. Sometimes, I will just browse the internet until something jumps out at me.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote was about a haunted house. A teenage girl became possessed and ritualistically murdered her neighbors.
What is your writing process?
I create the protagonist and several supporting characters and then write. I don't preplan the storyline. Instead, I let it take it's shape as I go. I normally lock myself in a room until I finish a chapter. Then I drink a celebratory shot of Jameson.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
Dean Koontz, The Voice of the Night. I contribute my love of reading to that particular book, as well as my desire to become a novelist.
What do you read for pleasure?
Right now, I'm currently reading the Beautiful Creatures series by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. I just finished Rochelle Mead's Georgina Kincaid series.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I prefer the pdf format, since it works on all of my devices.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a lower class neighborhood in St. Louis, Missouri. I believe that I became a writer despite that and not because of it.
Published 2016-04-16.
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Books by This Author

The Man in the Woods
Pre-release—available October 25, 2018. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,260. Language: English. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
After Tara catches her husband with another woman, her twin sister, Tiffany, suggests a getaway at the family cabin. Swimming, drinking and sisterly bonding will be the theme, a way to take Tara's mind off her destroyed marriage. However, Tiffany holds a secret, and the getaway is just as much for her as it is for Tara. Yet, the twins are not alone. A man hides in the woods, watching the twins...
Sexual Dominance: A Sarah Connelly Story
Series: A Sarah Connelly Story, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,530. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Women's Erotica
With my marriage finally at an end, Simone and I could finally move on with our lives together. I could sleep with men again, something I needed after being forced to watch Simone and Connor. Everything seemed perfect until my ex-husband decided that he wanted me back. His desires fueled me, threatening everything Simone and I had built together, bringing me to a strange place...
The Spear of Destiny
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,170. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Occult, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
*Warning! Sacrilegious and obscene, not for the easily offended!* After being abused by her parish priest, Sister Mary Catherine cried not for herself as she was then, but for Destiny, the slutty teen she used to be. For the first time, she prayed. When Christ answered, He told her to impale herself on His "spear". The next morning, she awoke with an extra appendage to deliver His divine justice.
The Intruders
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,460. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Suspense/Mystery, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Drake Rosewood's wife wakes him in the middle of the night, he searches the house to find three intruders. They quickly hold him and his wife hostage. They give Drake a choice, his money or his wife. Unable to part with his fortune, he offers his wife as a substitute. Was that the right choice? How much abuse can she take? How long can he watch? What happens when she's not enough?
Insanity
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,700. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
What if insanity wasn't a condition? What if it was a consciousness? An uncaring entity that can infect the hearts and minds of anyone at anytime? Insanity is a horror anthology of 13 interlocking, bone-chilling tales of innocent lives being claimed in the name of the eternal sentience of insanity. It feeds on terror, and it hungers for you. This is one book you will be too terrified to put down.
The Slutty Bride
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,850. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary, Fiction » Horror » Crime
In this explicitly sexual and disturbingly violent tale of greed, betrayal and deceit, Caitlyn McNairy has it all. With her husband, David, she has money and power; with his best friend Damon, she has incredible sex. Yet, when her sister, Carrie, and later David, catch her and Damon in the act, they plot a revenge that will test the boundaries of human decency.
The Kidnapping of Cassy Fairchild
Series: The Red Demon Trilogy. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,490. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When Sean Jameson and his pack fight a war with his uncle, the alpha of the Jameson pack, Cassy Fairchild is used as a pawn. This short story, told in Cassy's POV, details the missing scene of her kidnapping in the novel Perfect Moon. See her relationship with Sean from her perspective and how dangerous it is for humans to live amongst werewolves.
In The Dark
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,640. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Amy blew off her boyfriend for a night of arousing fun with his brother, Blake. She never expected to get caught in the act; they've been at it for months after all. But the man lurking in the shadows knows, and he wants to make her pay for her transgressions in the most unspeakable ways possible. Then, when he's finished toying with her, he will reveal himself, letting her know why she must die.
Perfect Word
Series: The Red Demon Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 96,100. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
After the war with his family, Sean wanted nothing more than to go back to a peaceful life with his new pack. Yet, that peace doesn't last long. As the Church of Light begins to abuse its power, a new mysterious pack emerges, picking off members of his pack one by one. The other packs target him in an attempt to gain political power, causing him to flee for safety.
Sexual Exploration: A Sarah Connelly Story
Series: A Sarah Connelly Story, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(4.00 from 1 review)
Hi, it's Sarah. I must say, I love being a sub, the humiliation and pain. And I love my Mistress, Simone. Unfortunately, it's playing hell with my marriage. Well, that and my new job at the sex club. But when Simone's sexual games involve my husband's client, things get really bad. Keeping my job as a nude waitress a secret, and turning the tables on my blackmailer may be too much to handle.
Wishful Thinking
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,220. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
John considered himself lucky when he met the woman of his dreams online. After flirting and sending racy pictures to each other, she said she wanted to meet him. On his way there, eager to get laid, he takes a shortcut through the desert. He becomes lost and dehydrated. Suddenly, he finds a genie in a lamp, who seduces him and tricks him with a mix of rough sex and violence, until she is free.
United by Desperation
You set the price! Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » General
Sarah and James have a complicated relationship, that blurs the line between love and hate. Dissatisfied with the dynamic of their relationship, they seek out their neighbor Steve, and offer him a depraved proposition they hope he can’t refuse.
A Fallen King
Price: Free! Words: 3,050. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General
Sandy recounts his experience as master of his domain. He tells how he treats his servant, Chris and Janine, with respect. The story follows the day that Janine betrayed her fellow servant, Chris, and how Chris finally turns on his master, Sandy.
Love and Lust
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,920. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM
A man waits impatiently for his girlfriend Sabrina to return from active duty. They planned to meet at a specific time, but he cannot wait. He goes to her house early, only to discover her in bed with another man. Anger, shame and desire fill him, causing him to watch with fascination as the man treats her like a whore.
Sexual Awakening: A Sarah Connelly Story
Series: A Sarah Connelly Story, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,780. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » BDSM, Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
(4.67 from 3 reviews)
Hi, I'm Sarah. Until recently, I was a bored housewife. Then, John discovered my attraction to his friend. As a compromise, we participated in a partner swap. His friend turned out to be horrible in bed, but his girlfiend was a wild beast. When Simone and I hooked up after that, my first lesbian experience, she took me down a dark, twisted path of pain and humiliation... And I loved it.
Perfect Moon
Series: The Red Demon Trilogy, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 89,200. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sean Jameson isn’t like other werewolves. An attack left his parents dead, and him turned prematurely. Now he lives on his own, abandoned by his family. Until one day, he risks his life to save an innocent man from death. He starts a war with his family, drawing in the other packs. With a few of his friends, he takes on his uncle only to discover the twisted truth involving his parents murder.