Interview with TM Watkins

Who are your favorite authors?
Anne Rice, Harper Lee, JRR Tolkein, Bram Stoker, Sylvain Reynard, Lynsay Sands, Lindsey Clarke, Emma Leech, Jo Watson, David J Thirteen, Daniel David Garcia, Dr Seuss. (Seriously, don't laugh!)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
The alarm, the child telling me she is hungry, the cat yowling that he's hungry, the need to earn money.... the list is endless.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Editing!! Seriously, day to day life, work, taking my darling child to school, daydreaming.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Through my ebook reader. I checked out the free samples and liked them, so I bought them.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
Yes, a story about a girl with super powers.
What is your writing process?
Start with an idea, think about it. Develop the main character and the basic plot. Think some more. (Lots of thinking!) Type, type, type! Think. Research. Read it and edit it. Clean it up and read it again.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
To kill a mockingbird by Harper Lee. I read it in high school as part of the curriculum and I ended up buying it as an adult. Racism and hatred are unjust and it showed me that there is no need for it in this world. The colour of our skin might be different but underneath it all, we are all the same icky organs, blood and bones.
How do you approach cover design?
Research, trial out ideas, find what works and then do the proper cover.
What do you read for pleasure?
Vampire, Paranormal, Romance, Mystery, Thriller.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Google Play - Play Books.
Describe your desk
Small and cluttered. I am waiting patiently for the day when my child no longer requires a play room and will gladly commandeer the room and sprawl out.
When did you first start writing?
About two years ago.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The responses I get from those who read my work.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything!!!!
Published 2015-01-27.
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Books by This Author

Sensitive
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: British English. Published: August 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jessie takes a stranger up on his offer, unaware of the secrets he's hiding.
Deadly Beasts Book 3: The Sun God
Series: Deadly Beasts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 114,330. Language: British English. Published: August 16, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Augustus Valerii’s reign over the Parisian territory has always been tumultuous. With his declining health, Augustus doesn’t notice the subtle hints that are shown, missing the vital clues that another threat is lingering on the horizon. The growing issue with the shadow figure has given him just that, and now Augustus has a political refugee to deal with.
Fallen Angel
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,950. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
As the son of the devil, Brannon Dremain has lived a life that was filled with happiness; he's never wanted for anything and given more than he could ever need. When he meets Emily, Brannon knows that there's something different about her. They battle for their love to endure for an eternity, soon realising that there are many who would rather see them suffer.
The Devil's Love
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 152,010. Language: British English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
What does the devil do when he is invited to a wedding and the invitation says, plus guest? Lost in his thoughts about the possible choices, the devil takes a walk in the human world and happens upon a young woman that is the answer to his question. One little walk through the bustling city of New York will alter their lives forever, entwining them in ways they never thought possible.
Deadly Beasts Book 2: Divine Blood
Series: Deadly Beasts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 179,250. Language: British English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Being the co-leader of the Lancaster family dynasty is easy for the wild and carefree vampire, Nicolas Delacroix. Once chance meeting with a woman will change his future in ways that he never thought possible.
In The Line Of Fire
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,680. Language: British English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Grace searches for the truth in her latest job, struggling against a boss that is not only hiding something but wants to get rid of her. He pushes her, testing the limits of what she will accept. The path ahead of Grace is dangerous but she cannot refuse the excitement it will bring.
What I Need
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,850. Language: British English. Published: September 16, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Igor, a demon, travels to New York in search of a better life and meets another demon, Catherine. Together they create a future and find love.
Intruder In His Heart
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,180. Language: British English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Sunny is a young woman who is smart, cheeky, mischievous and a little stubborn. After becoming lost in a forest, ending up in another world and is brought before the leader of the fae. Kaldrin is a man that is dark and dominating, moody and demanding. He wants Sunny to bow to his will, but she's far too stubborn for that. Kaldrin knows he has to earn her love the old fashioned way.
Lethal Love
Series: Deadly Beasts World. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,400. Language: British English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After one of the worst days of her life, Ava Willis accepts a job working for a mysterious man. He will change her life and put her in serious danger.
Deadly Beasts Book 1: The Curse of the Rose
Series: Deadly Beasts. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 197,060. Language: British English. Published: September 7, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
After an attack by a monstrous creature, Mary goes into protective care. Her survival depends on one man, a dark and cold man who is living with the despair of lost love. One moment will alter her life forever.