Interview with Noelle Hart

How do you approach cover design?
The cover has to have impact. It has to give the reader an idea of what to expect inside, yet not be overly fussy. My Lethal series is about ordinary women caught up in exceptional circumstances while falling in love. With Lethal Affair I used a dark male figure hovering over the wanton figure of a female. This suggests something erotic yet unsavory, and gives an insight as to what may happen between the pages of the book... a lethal affair.
What do you read for pleasure?
I've always favored the romantic suspense genre. Every day women who find themselves in extraordinary situations, overcoming adversity and finding their inner strength.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
Kindle, and my computer using an e-reader like Adobe Digital Edition.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
For me, an expat living so far from the cities where publishing houses and literary agencies reside, it's simply easier, quicker and less stressful to self publish. I still love to hold an actual book in my hands and anyone who wants print versions of my books can get them. I'm a self-learner. I research everything and do all the work myself. That way I have total control over the publishing process.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Simply put, I love the writing process. Putting together a strong outline start to finish, bringing out each character's personality, flaws and all, intertwining the intricacies of the plot and then unraveling the whole thing at the end. It's great fun.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are the most important aspect of getting your stories out there. My goal is for each reader to thoroughly enjoy the read, to take them outside of themselves into another time, another place. To explore different ideas and expand horizons. I've been reading since I was a little girl and am quite addicted to it, and if I can turn just one person into an avid reader, then I will have accomplished something worthwhile.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Besides a writer, I'm an artist. I paint in oils and acrylics, mostly tropical scenarios. Between the six animals and three humans who live with me I'm kept busy. I'm also a movie buff and when I can squeeze them in, I enjoy playing hidden object and word games.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
I remember mostly writing poetry for my lit class in high school. I indulged in a little screenplay writing over the years but realized my true calling was writing full length novels. I finally found the time when my kids got older.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
As a young girl I got books from the school bookmobile. My first reads were horse stories, Black Beauty, Thunderhead, My Friend Flicka. I was hooked, and graduated to more mature reading as I matured. Those early books paved the way for a lifetime of reading.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My newest endeavor is taking shape as I flesh out the various characters. It's about a woman who falls in love with an unlikely client of hers and the pitfalls that ensue. Stay tuned...!
Published 2014-12-17.
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Books by This Author

Women In Bloom
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 49,760. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Literary Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » Contemporary
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
What if you were dirt poor and someone offered you more money than you'd ever see in a lifetime for just one, single favor? That outrageously shocking offer is the catalyst that leads eight separate women into uncharted emotional territory fraught with sexual danger. Women in Bloom is a step away from traditional romance and a leap into the darker side of relationships.
Lethal Reunion: Book three in the Lethal Series of Romantic Suspense
Series: Lethal Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,190. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The third book in the Lethal series. Anyone who dates Sienna Stiles dies, but will her new man beat the odds and escape a similar fate? He's about to find out, because he can't resist the mystery of her allure nor of her past.
Lethal Link: Book two in the Lethal Series of Romantic Suspense
Series: Lethal Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 100,090. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The second in the Lethal Series. An aspiring female author discovers that someone is acting out each chapter of her thriller as fast as she can write them.
Lethal Affair: Book one in the Lethal Series of Romantic Suspense
Series: Lethal Romantic Suspense. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,070. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
IT'S ALWAYS THE QUIET ONES WHO FOOL YOU... into thinking you're safe. Kylie Lambert has had a rude awakening. She never imagined that dating a man would lead to deadly circumstances. With an evolving killer stalking her every move, can sexy, intriguing Will Delaney, gain her trust and show her what real love is?