Interview with Charity Parkerson

Published 2014-05-20.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
I'm a total cover whore. If a great cover catches my eye and it's in a genre I enjoy, I'll snag it.
What do you read for pleasure?
Paranormal Romance, Historical Romance, Fight club Romance, Erotica, and New Adult.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Twitter and buying ads from multiple book sites.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up on a farm in the deep south (U.S.). My characters love to say 'y'all'.
When did you first start writing?
As I teenager, I wrote really bad poetry filled with angst. Thankfully, it got lost somewhere along the way. I didn't pick up Romance writing until my early twenties.
What's the story behind your latest book?
I love creating new worlds and making them seem as if they could be right down the road. When I began the "Cyborg" series, I wasn't sure if I could pull off Science Fiction with the same flare as I have Paranormal, but I'm enjoying it. Basically, the world is poised on the edge of revolution. The craving for the latest and greatest technology has driven humans to skirt the line between owning a device and what some might consider slavery. Humans are still in charge....for now.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The short answer is, I got mad. I started out traditionally published and the lack of control combined with sky-high pricing made it impossible for me to find a promotional foothold. I've since gone back to being trad, but I'm now what's considered a hybrid.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
It's allowed me to reach readers I couldn't have reached on my own. With the coupon option, I was able to fill massive review copy request without breaking the bank.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Creating a place where people can escape. When someone tells me that I made them laugh or cry, I'm overjoyed. For a moment, I moved them and that's powerful stuff.
What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. I don't know if I could say anything more powerful than that.
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Books by This Author

Mirror Image
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,010. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2022. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
Through countless foster homes, homelessness, and all the way into adulthood, Hardy and Hale have always done whatever it takes to stay together. Yet it only took one night to rip them apart.
Purple Edge
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,840. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2021. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(5.00 from 1 review)
An open couple. A desperate obsession. One night of fantasy. Purple Edge is a short, erotic FFM with mild toy play, threesome action, and may not be for every-one.