Interview with Chelsea Camaron

What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My children are my motivation in everything I do.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I live on a horse farm so we usually ride horses or do farm work. I love being outdoors.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Recommendations. I love stumbling across blogger posts that give me an insight into a book from a reader's perspective. I follow quite a few blogs on Instagram and sometimes buy books based on a teaser or a blurb they share.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
When I was in the sixth grade, my English teacher Mrs. Johnson set a project for us to create a book. We had to build it, binding it together and all. I wrote a book called Super Ant focusing on the strength of a mighty ant and that big things can come in small packages.
What is your writing process?
I usually have an idea hit me and I write a basic synopsis out first. Then I begin the outline process. From there I write a basic character description and then I actually write by hand for my first draft. When I go into typing I add layers and then with every read through and additional chapter I build more into what I began with.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first romance I read was Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte in high school for a project. I fell in love with the way Ms. Bronte pushed the boundaries of her time. The more I studied both the book and the author the more intrigued I became. She was an empowering woman who wrote fearlessly.
How do you approach cover design?
Oh,​ covers are my greatest challenge. Typically, I have the story basically sorted and I reach out to my cover designer with the concept. From there, I let them work their magic and go from there. I'm not big on covers when I buy books so picking them out for my own work is a challenge.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte - this book is my absolute favorite book to read over and over. To think back to the life Ms. Bronte led and still managed to push the boundaries to create such a magnificent read are inspiring. This book is everything to me.

Connected in Pain by Ryan Michele - it is so well done, the suspense and steam are woven together magically. While a new release, I find myself in a book hangover from reading it, making me want to read it again and again.

Crow's Row by Julie Hockley - this book was so intense, I waited years for the sequel - which did not disappoint.

Undeniable by Madeline Sheehan - no book has ever made me feel so helpless as I read it as this book. To this day, the power of it still gives me chills.

Fifty Shades of Grey by EL James - this book changed the Romance genre for so many authors including myself so I can't make a list of my five favorites without including this one.
What do you read for pleasure?
Romance is my favorite, specifically romantic suspense. I love a thriller as well. I am a cliffhanger junkie so if a book has a cliffy that's even better for me.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I love iBooks and reading on my iPad.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Bookbub is probably the single greatest tool for any author. Blog tours are also successful as well as the features Smashwords does where they allow a Smashwords only sale using coupon codes issued to readers so it doesn't impact my price point on other sites.
Describe your desk
My desk sits in front of a window because I love to look outside even when I can't be outside. The truth is I write many times on my front porch from a table and chair set I have there. My desk is large and black and has little blocks with sayings on them. My favorite one says, "you are my sunshine" which is my favorite saying.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in a small coastal town in North Carolina. I write about my hometown​ in all of my Hellions Ride series books. I love my little town and get homesick when we are away.
When did you first start writing?
I've always journaled and written here and there. I didn't start writing to pursue​ it as a career until 2012 which later led to publishing my first book, Restore My Heart in 2013.
What's the story behind your latest book?
It is the next generation of the Hellions MC. The club is back and things are more intense than ever!
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I was living in Louisiana at the time and I was homesick. I took a chance just to do something for myself that wasn't about my husband or my kids. Writing was my chance to be free from everything and dive into a world of my own creation.
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is an amazing platform. When I first started it simplified the upload process by having everything I needed practically all in one place.
Published 2018-11-16.
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Books by This Author

Hellions Ride On
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,210. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Hellions Ride On One job, one ride, could it turn into something more? His cut is life. Axel Devon Crews was born a Hellion and proudly found his place within the club. He has been ordered to transport a female to Chicago alone. He has one job to complete. She has this one chance to feel free. They have this one ride to share. Can one ride turn lust into love … a second time?
Bottom Line
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,150. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes and the devil demands his due.
Paid in Full
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,790. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.
Day of Reckoning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,760. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.
Close the Tab
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,480. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes, and the devil demands his due.
Serving My Soldier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,780. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
A program sending cards to soldiers for her school aligns their worlds. What happens when her time to serve the soldier is up? Can their connection become more than a classroom project? A heartfelt story of two strangers supporting each other from afar coming together to build something real.
Born to It
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,060. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Enemies to lovers, this is one passion fueled ride … are you ready? BW Third generation Hellions MC patched member—earned, never given. I’m the son of Talon “Tripp” Crews and namesake to my grandfather Blaine “Roundman” Reklinger. I was born to wear this cut, to take this ride. I am Blaine “BW” Crews. I deal in motorcycles, money, and mayhem.
Below the Line
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,990. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes and the devil demands his due.
In The Red
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,640. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Love, hate, anger, and passion collide as the time comes and the devil demands his due.
Wendol
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,550. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Second chances don't come often. These two have a history and life brings them together again.
Santa, Bring Me a Biker!
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
A sweet holiday romance that warms even the coldest of days.
Lance
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,790. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Two complete opposites are thrown together when Candace finds herself in need of a quick escape that Lance is all too willing to give her.
Heath
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A bad boy blue collar romance featuring an underground fighter and a broken woman presented as his prize.
Maverick
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,580. Language: English. Published: December 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maverick Invisible – Unseen “He was the high school crush who never knew I existed. I am still the girl hiding against the wall.” Kenzy Maverick “Tapper” Collins works hard and plays even harder. Life brings these two together in the strangest of ways.
Cartel Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50,780. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Hardened. Persistent. I refuse to break at the hands of a man. My situation makes me his. He’ll never really have me. I’ll never let him hurt me. Until he claims more than my house, my body, and my life. When Javier Almanza claims my heart, I’m no longer his cartel bitch. No, I’m the queen.
Cartel Bitch
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,150. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Unforgiving. Relentless. I’m to be feared. When your family is as much a friend as an enemy, there is no one to trust. I am Javier Almanza. Cartel kingpin. No one can touch me. No one can hurt me. Except her. Mari Belle Domniguez.
Stalled
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,940. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Forgiveness isn't easily given. Love doesn't always overcome the bitter pain of time lost. Is Sophia able to overcome her past or will she remain stalled in life?
Final Ride (Hellions Ride 9)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,220. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Catch up with all your favorite couples as every secret finds its way out of the dark and new things are revealed, changing the club forever. This is the final ride for the Hellions MC as we know it.
Originals Ride (Hellions Ride 8)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,230. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Four men, four families, four originals, one club. Go back to where it all began so long ago for Roundman, Danza, Frisco, and the late Rocky Fowler. Some found love, some faced loss, and others learned real loyalty. This is the story before the chaos. This is how the originals ride from the past and into the present.
Heated Ride (Hellions Ride 7)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,680. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
The Hellions motorcycle club is a commitment for life: ride or die. It’s one Ruben ‘Ruby’ Castillo believes in. His wife Jenna ‘Vida’ Natera de Castillo has given her life to being his ol’ lady and the mother to their three children. It’s hard work to keep the fire in a marriage burning. Can they fan the flame, or will their love fizzle out? It's one heated ride in life.
Simple Ride (Hellions Ride Book 6)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,250. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Can Rex show Caroline the safety and security of the MC? Can Caroline tame the wild beast inside of Rex? Can their innocent ride become a journey to long lasting love?
Eternal Ride (Hellions Ride 4)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,510. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Two people once lost. Two people once broken. Two people who have endured the pain. One love brought them together. Join them on their Eternal Ride
Stay
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 49,470. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Fair Warning…This isn’t a sappy romance. It’s far from anything you would want to imagine. Nothing about us is normal. Nothing about us is natural. Can love ultimately be defined in such ways, truly? This is our story. He is a hit man, the very one who took my family the night that changed us both forever. Our twisted desires fuel the the darkness that lies deep inside us both.
Innocent Ride (Hellions Ride 5)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,470. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Protecting Caroline was supposed to be an innocent task. However, the attraction from their first meeting is a fire burning strong inside of them both. Neither can deny the pull, despite the fact that they come from different worlds. Can their innocent ride become a journey to long lasting love?
Merciless Ride (The Hellions Ride book 3)
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,020. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Mercy is no friend of mine. Karma, she has yet to show kindness to me. The hits just keep on coming for Tessie Marie Harlow. She has never had an easy life. Her mom disabled, her dad long gone, and a single mom raising a rambunctious little boy, that’s Tessie’s world. He is a mystery. Fate throws them together when life is relentless. Can they come out better together or remain worlds apart?
Kale (The Fire Inside Series)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 55,610. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
~Kale~ She is the shy, quiet, nerdy girl. He is the hero. From childhood, she’s only had eyes for him. His only goal in life was to become a firefighter. One of the elite. A hotshot. He is one of the top smokejumpers from Krassel Yard. When the smoke clears, can he handle the flames of desire she draws out of him? *Adult language and content* 18+
Crash and Burn
Series: Love and Repair, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Crash.....a crash ended it all and started it all. Dina Fowler is attending college with her long time best friend Maggie Lawson. Life is good and carefree. Until the crash that changed it all.
Forever Ride
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,020. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Adult
She's sworn off bikers. He’s facing the Reaper. Can he pull through? Can she ever see past the lifestyle to the heart of the man behind the cut? Will they find their Forever Ride?
Love and Repair Series Set
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 155,810. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Love is a journey. These six stories feature different couples all on a journey to repair.
One Ride: Hellions MC
Series: Hellions Ride, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 77,500. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » New adult
Can one ride turn lust into love? One ride across the country sounds simple enough. One ride tempted by a forbidden desire is far from easy. One ride changes everything for everyone. Take a ride with the Hellions MC!
Beyond Repair
Series: Love and Repair, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,900. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
-Beyond- Tiffany King is the ice queen. Harrison Lawson has seen war and coming home he knows what he wants in his future. They have a past. -Repair- Colliding together, shrouded in grief can they find healing together or apart? Is it all too much? Is their love beyond repair?
Full Throttle
Series: Love and Repair, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,730. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
-Full- Jake Thompson is everyone's hero. Kenna Farnsworth loves her man, but she wants more. -Throttle- They have built a life together, but it's not enough. Can Jake overcome his past to go full throttle into his future with Kenna? Author note: This is the updated version April 2017 with additional material and edits from the original 2013 edition.
Salvaged
Series: Love and Repair, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Maggie Lawson has it all. Life is good. Brayden Holmes is haunted by his past and carries a big secret. When the truth comes out can their love be Salvaged? Author note: This is the updated version April 2017 with additional material and edits from the original 2013 edition. Love and Repair Series Reading Order: Crash and Burn Restore My Heart Salvaged Full Throttle Beyond Repair Stalled
Restore My Heart
Series: Love and Repair, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,820. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » New adult, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
She's broken. He's a master mechanic but can't fix her. In time, can Ryder restore Dina's heart?