Interview with Eliza March (E.L. March)

What's the story behind your latest book?
Everyone tells you to write what you know. My background is in the beauty industry. I've done it all from product development to owning a spa, from on stage demonstrations to establishing one of the largest beauty conventions in America. But I was very resistant to the suggestion until I suddenly found a way to incorporate fantasy into my former reality. The series, As the Chair Turns, is an ongoing compilation of my work and curated books from other authors who want to write in my series. It's fantasy chick lit; fun, laughs, romance, and mystery. I'm having a great time breaking the rules and being young, sassy, and a little naughty.
Describe your desk
My desk is anywhere my laptop is. So i sometimes screen shot my desktop and post it on Facebook for laughs, it's a wreck while I'm writing my book and promoting it. I clean it up and file everything away before I begin the next book.
What is your writing process?
I use bullet lists of ideas, thoughts, character sketches, and scenes. I expand on those and then write a synopsis. I have a tendency to write the middle of the book first, then the beginning and eventually the end. But other times I have a clear view of the final scene and may work on it while I'm writing the synopsis.

I edit each scene I wrote then write from where I left off the previous day. So edits overlap my writing process.
How do you approach cover design?
I imagine the most important aspect of the setting, protagonist, and plot. I search for images then suggest these things to the cover artist.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love reading of course and interacting with my author friends, but I am both a freelance editor for independent authors and also edit for a small press.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've been an editor with a good idea of what it takes to go through the publishing process. I like hands on control and believe, with the industry changing as quickly as it has, being capable of adjusting quickly is an absolute necessity.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
i grew up as a military brat. This had a great influence on my writing because of my awareness and acceptance of multi-cultures and social standards. I believe my experiences and exposure lends an air of realism to my descriptions, not only of locales but also of characters.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Watching someone smile while reading something I wrote.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes like a first love. The book is a romantic suspense called Across A Crowded Room and is available under my pseudonym Elizabeth Marchat.
What are you working on next?
For those of you who like light, new adult romance with a humorous paranormal flavor, try my fun As the Chair Turns series featuring Delia Belaquoit, who discovers a whole other fantasy world right in the midst of Boca, Florida. Follow her escapades in Hair of the WERE, A Siren's Tail, and Mayhem, MAGIC, and Mistletoe (Coming December 2018) This is an ongoing serial so you can stop by for new adventures anytime.
What do you read for pleasure?
Fantasy, paranormal, mystery romance of all lengths and types.
Published 2019-01-24.
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Books by This Author

Mayhem, Magic, and Mistletoe: A Luna de la Mar Salon & Spa
Series: As the Chair Turns. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,830. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Welcome to my world of mayhem.--Delia The employee holiday party on the corporate yacht, Magical Waves is crazy wild fun..Murder and mayhem run rampant when there's an attempted mistletoe poisoning during dinner and a deadly stabbing before dessert. Delia knows who she is. None other than her great nemesis, but was Delia actually being targeted?
A Siren's Tail: Luna de la Mar Salon & Spa (As the Chair Turns Book 2)
Series: As the Chair Turns, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,600. Language: English. Published: September 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Delia Belaquoit is like any one of us—working hard, living her life, chasing her dreams, and achieving some modicum of success along the way. Great job, wonderful friends, singing in a band. She thought she'd hit the jackpot until everything she once believed in began to unravel...humor, fantasy, paranormal, shifter, vampires, faeries, witches, sirens, elves, gnomes, sea, werewolves, hairstylist
Cyber Tracked: The Cobra Project
Series: Across A Crowded Room, IATO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,860. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
The former hacker, Rowan O'Malley's going to take some convincing that Cade James' black-ops group are the good guys, references or no references. The former SEAL, has no idea how capable the fragile beauty is, physically and intellectually, but when his perfect fantasy woman is more willing to seduce him before trusting him with her life or her project...he’s angry and worried.
Hair Of The Were: Luna De La Mar Salon And Spa (As The Chair Turns Book 1)
Series: As the Chair Turns, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Magic is real. The fix is in.when Delia lands the hairdressing job of a lifetime. After one taste of faery nectar, the fae knowledge banks open to her. Who knew the town was filled with supernatural beings just fitting in? Frankie, her hot boss, is a Werewolf; the massage therapists are catshifters; her best friends are witches, and Delia likes being human. Her life is about to drastically change.
The Gemini Prophecy - A Fae Myth
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,040. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
Destiny stares at you in dreams then confronts you in waking nightmares. Two sixteen-year-old Irish girls, stumble upon a magical book hidden within the standing stones. Believing the mythology is just an interesting tale about immortal killers, vengeful gods, and age-old battles, they take the stories lightly--until the book mentions a deadly rift split the fae and their ancestors.
Dual Bondage: Roped and Tied
Series: Hollywood Cowboys. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 33,860. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Twins who are opposite sides of the coin present a challenge for Mariah, inexperienced but curious about the world of BDSM. She's in love with one and intrigued by the other.
The Moon, The Madness, and The Magic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,700. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
One special fae woman, destined for two alpha shifters, must convince them they are not human and things are about to change, drastically. She has the power to seduce them into compliance but what she really wants is love. Finalist in the Golden Quill Awards.
Trouble in the Tropics
Series: Across A Crowded Room, IATO. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,420. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Romance » New adult
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Cyber specialist, Sage Deming committed herself to the NSA, after spring break—her first—hot sun, white sand, and mindless sex, until a series of deadly encounters threaten to interrupt her plans. Colonel Ryan O'Malley returns after a two-year deployment with a goal to relax before his next cyber security assignment. Is it just dumb luck or fate he's there when Sage is almost run down?
ANY WAY WEST: Karlie's Wild Ride
Series: Hollywood Cowboys. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,350. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two years is a long time to be alone struggling with a ranch and a broken heart…Karlie isn't prepared to have her first love show up on her doorstep with a financial offer she can't refuse and a physical promise she hasn’t forgotten. The hunky sidekick claims is his partner is charming enough to make Karlie forget why she should turn down their offer.
Vaewolf: Damn the Darkness: The Prophecy's Promise (Hearts of Darkness Book 3)
Series: Hearts of Darkness, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 89,510. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Dylan Macgregor overcame years of darkness, but until he faces his life mate's death, he doesn’t understand true loss. When Jackson imprints on Dylan's life mate, the vow he made to protect his ward could become his greatest challenge. Vampires don't share. So Caitlin considers using magic to convince them. Neither man wants to risk binding Caitlin, because the demons want her, too.
Sultry Santorini Sunsets
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 33,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Coming of age
Love Reverse Harem? 3000 years ago, six warriors of Atlantis, pledged to sensuality, seek redemption and salvation to the Goddess of Sensuality, exchanging their emotions for heightened senses and immortality to protect what remains of their lost world, all for the promise of a future with the one woman who will return their emotions and everlasting love.
Witch of Air and Fire: The Secret Within
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,370. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Imagine a soul-mate reaching deep into your dreams who waited centuries for you. That's Cian, the ultimate lover and consummate hero on so many levels. Candace, the spunky virgin witch with the power to fulfill an ancient prophecy, was nothing he and Regan his friend expected and everything they needed. Will two alpha warlocks share the woman they love to save the world?
Defeat the Darkness: Demons of the Bayou [Hearts of Darkness, Book 1]
Series: Hearts of Darkness, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 98,380. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Possessed by evil and driven by hunger. Can love defeat the darkness? When Kyle is bitten by a rogue jaguar, his life turns into a bad "B" movie. Back in New Orleans, he fights the demon, but will the price be too high?
Conquer the Highland Beast:The Vampire Dylan Macgregor
Series: Hearts of Darkness, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,050. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Highland warrior, Dylan Macgregor learns revenge will not bring him peace. Three-hundred years after being turned on a battlefield by an ancient born vampire, Dylan still battles the darkness,..until he meets his life-mate, FBI profiler Special Agent Caitlin Donovan. How will he keep her safe when he discovers she's targeted for death by the demons invading his territory?
More Than A Stud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,620. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Carina's biological clock is ticking and her young intel officer wants to be more than her stud.
Hot Highland Fling
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,650. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2013 by Eliza March (E.L. March). Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Coming of age
Free lance writer, Ailsa Jackson is on the rebound, finished dating executives. She’s looking for fantasies with a man who fits her needs, “All muscle, stamina and no commitment.” The assignment in the UK sounds perfect when she's assigned to interview an American CEO who recently inherited lands and a title in Scotland. But his deception will ruin everything if attraction doesn't turn into love.