Interview with Meka James

Published 2014-04-21.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
The freedom to put out my story, the way I wanted. I knew my first book was more on the unconventional side, so the idea of shopping it around to publishers only to possibly be rejected due to content was something I'd rather not do. After doing some research and seeing the success authors like CJ Roberts had, I decided that being an indie author would be a better fit for me.

That's not to say I would turn down a publisher if one were to approach me, but to get started in the biz, self-pubbing was the way to go.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being able to let my imagination run wild. As kids, we all would daydream and wonder what if. Well writing allows those daydreams to come to life.
What are you working on next?
I'm doing a follow up to Fiendish then I'm hoping to make a short series of other twisted fairytales. They all won't be as dark as Fiendish, at least I don't think they will. Won't know that for sure until I start writing, but that's my plan.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
My kids, although inspire might not be the right word. I'm a full time mom and they dictate my schedule.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
Spending time with the family doing mom stuff. Other times I'm online chatting with friends or playing Sims.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Either suggestions from friends, or on my Nook, it will offer suggestions based on other books I've purchased.
What is your writing process?
I don't really have a process. Maybe if I did, producing the story would be a little easier. I get an idea, then random events I want to happen in the story. After that I stress and struggle trying to figure out how to put it all together into something that will hopefully be entertaining for others.
What do you read for pleasure?
Mostly romance novels.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Nook color. It's 'outdated' now by today's standards with the introduction of the new devices not even 6 months after I got mine, but it does what I need it to do and I love it.
Describe your desk
Messy. I have scraps of paper and notebooks scattered about. I write on random things so I have to keep them all in case I need to refer back to that idea at a later time.
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Books by This Author

Heat of Love
Series: Love on Madison Island, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,970. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Later in Life
A fire claims Regina's bakery and the attractive fire investigator is a distraction she doesn't need. A suspicious blaze may have brought Alec to the small town, but enigmatic Regina keeps him coming back. Sparks fly. Passions ignite. But when revelations hit like a backdraft, the newly kindled relationship could be snuffed out before it really has a chance to burn.
Renovation Of Love
Series: Love on Madison Island, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,820. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Romance, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marcel Lewis and Cynthia Marshall were high school sweethearts. He thought they'd get married and grow old together until she left one night without not so much as a goodbye. Now she's back and needs his help with her new business venture. The more time they spend together, the walls of the old house aren't the
Being Merry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,070. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Holiday » Christmas
Goodwill towards others has never felt better… Noelle Cameron and Lennox Sutton are polar opposites in everyway. But Noelle needs a place to stay and Lennox's sister so graciously offered up Lennox as an option. Noelle is all things Christmas and holiday joy while Lennox is more bah-humbug about the whole season. Can these two find common ground and maybe a little love along the way?
Being Cordial
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,240. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Neighbors Lana Martin and Emilio Ramirez are as opposite as two people can be. She's an over-thinker, he's the live in the moment type. Loud music, a wayward dog, and a computer on the fritz keeps bringing these two together. Is it possible that two people with nothing in common can end up sharing more than the wall between them?
Being Hospitable
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,070. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2020 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Lesbian
A lesbian friends-to-lovers/best friend's sibling romance. When Charley needs a place to stay during her internship, Kiki doesn't think twice about opening her home her home. What she doesn't expect is for her new roommate to become temptation in the form of novelty panties and flirty innuendos. Their close living quarters may have these two sharing more than the roof over their heads.
The Lists (A Not Broken Novella)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 24,130. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2018 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Calida Frankel knows the perfect gift for her husband’s birthday. A mason jar. A notepad. And her ‘kinky’ to-do list. Adding to the fun, Malcolm gets to make a list of his own. Carte blanche to let his fantasies run wild. Their “honeymoon” phase is about to get spicier.
Not Broken-The Happily Ever After
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,690. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Inspirational
(5.00 from 1 review)
A friends to lover story. Calida Jokobi survived an abusive relationship with a sadistic and controlling man. The experience has left her jaded on love and she lives to protect her fragile heart. Malcolm Frankel has been part of Calida’s life for years. He’s no longer content to hide his feelings behind playful banter and innocent flirting. Malcolm wants to help Calida heal her broken heart
Fiendish-A Twisted Fairytale
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 218,870. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2014 . Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
(5.00 from 1 review)
Fiendish is a dark and twisted take on Beauty and The Beast. Calida Alexander enters into a relationship with Seth Jokobi and thinks he can be the prince charming she's been waiting for. When she learns that beneath his sexy exterior lies a man with a very dark nature, her fairytale quickly becomes a nightmare; one she's not sure she can escape.