Interview with Evelyn Aster

What is your writing process?
1. Runaway from the house to a local coffee shop.
2. Buy a mocha.
3. Type as fast as I can.
4. Return home and read everything I wrote.
5. Let my subconscious work on it until tomorrow.
6. Repeat.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I use one of the first Nooks.
Describe your desk
My desk has too much stuff on it to use for writing. I use my laptop on my lap or at a table.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Albuquerque, NM. I love to set stories here because of the unique scenery and attitude.
What's the story behind your latest book?
When I was fresh out of college, I had a summer teaching job at Kirtland Airforce Base. Towards the end of the summer, a very handsome parent with two children asked me out for dinner. I was engaged at the time and turned him down. Years later, for whatever reason, when I was super sick, I began to wonder what would have happen if I'd said yes. I didn't marry the man I was engaged to at the time, which also had an influence on the story. And of course, endless hours writing in coffee houses gave me the setting for the Holiday Cafe Series.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I like having complete control over the project. I've spent over a decade learning the writing craft and am finally ready to publish my stories to the world.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
I love the rush of a new idea followed by the hardwork of making it come together as a dynamic story for readers.
What do your fans mean to you?
Fans are fabulous. I particularly love interacting with them on my blog and Twitter.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Family, friends and stories.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
The first book I remember reading was He Bear She Bear. I loved it because it showed girls could do anything boys could do, but also it was like unlocking a secret code I hadn't been privy to before.
What are you working on next?
Thankful Hearts for the Holiday Cafe series!!
Published 2015-04-28.
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Books by This Author

Vampire Slayer
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,340. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Jazz hunts vampires when he's not busy being distracted by beer, babes and bands. His life is the perfect mix of adrenaline and fun. Or it is until a vamp decides to try to be friends with him. Plus he’s hired a woman he’s falling hard for when an ex-girlfriend shows up. But Jazz has to figure out who to trust fast or he’ll end up as a pet to an ancient vampire.
Shifting Into Love First Gear
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 16,170. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Fate throws together Lana and Jones via a shifting bar and a magical motorcycle. But Chase doesn't care about fate. He's always made his own way and plans to make Lana his. Warning: Sexual positions include anal.
Nails for a Billionaire
Price: Free! Words: 2,130. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(5.00)
This is a glimpse into the Beautician and the Billionaire series with over 70 nail designs you'll want to show to your manicurist. This is NOT a DIY guide. If you want to snag a billionaire, you have to spend the bucks!
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 9: Ma Charisse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,790. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
This is the final episode of the serial! Download the first one for free!
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episodes 5-9
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 76,690. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
This is the final half of The Beautician and the Billionaire Serial!
The Beautician and the Billionaire The Complete Serial
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 129,090. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Welcome to Ma Charisse where you'll find a beautician, a billionaire and romance. Please enjoy the full story!
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 8: The Party
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 12,630. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
With the contract behind them, Charisse is determined to show Conor how much she cares about him. But her constant and mysterious fatigue threatens to keep her away from the party he's been guilted into giving for his dead wife's sister. After fainting just before the party, Charisse makes her way downstairs only to be accosted by someone from her past who she never wanted to see again.
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 7: The Mansion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
This is the next to the last in the serial. If you're new to the series, Episode 1 is free!
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 6: The Banquet
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,780. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
Now that Charisse is under contract to Conor, they have a rocky beginning learning to trust each other.
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 5: The Captain
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,500. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Charisse needs her trust fund to buy back her salon. Daddy won't give it to her unless she goes out on a date with the captain of one of his ships. When Conor finds out, he takes full control of the salon...and Charisse.
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 4: The Past
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 17,550. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Charisse and Conor can't escape their past. Will it bring them together or pull them apart? This marks the half-way point in the serial. Please enjoy!
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episodes 1-4
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,150. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A Beauty and the Beast retelling with no magic, new twists and sex.
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 3: The Third Ship
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,140. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Charisse finds out that Conor owns her beauty salon and shuts herself off from him and her father. Through patience and roses, Conor begins to win her affections. But a discovery after a lunch date flips Charisse's family world around again.
Veteran Hearts
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,050. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00)
Jessica and Kyle have a book club of two at the Holiday Cafe. Jessica wants to heat things up with the hot but quiet Kyle only to find out his time as a soldier in Iraq prevents him from getting close. But after one romantic book suggestion, a goodnight kiss turns into much, much more...
Thankful Hearts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,920. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic
All Stacy wants is the perfect Thanksgiving at her new house. After a year without sex, a boyfriend would be the whipped cream on the apple pie. All Hudson wants is the perfect Thanksgiving after his third Army tour in Afghanistan. But he arrives home to find his brother engaged to his girlfriend. He takes off on his Triumph motorcycle to drive to the only place he can think of: the Holiday Cafe.
Corporate Fire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,620. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Grace got screwed by her company and then by the man who laid her off. One was much more pleasurable...
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 2: The Contract
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.00)
Charisse's family is driving Conor crazy. Marie won't let Conor near Charisse, and Roy won't sign over the partnership for Charisse's salon. When the deal is finally done, Conor and Charisse share a quiet moment together at her salon. He even convinces her to give him another soul moving shampoo, but this time, it's not his soul that moves...
The Beautician and the Billionaire Episode 1: The Deal
Price: Free! Words: 12,410. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
The Final Episode will be released in May! Please look forward to it!
Masked Hearts
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,350. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Editorial Review By Christine Hill at Love Serially a wordpress.com blog. What I loved most about this novel was the time Evelyn Aster took to describe the characters’ personalities and mindsets. The characters are pretty vibrant and Mark is a saint with how patient he is with Sienna. And the sex scenes are HOT! Man those are some steamy scenes.