Interview with Toby Aden

What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book which is My Billionaire Captor, a prequel to the full length story coming soon was influenced by summer. I was writing a book which took place in the summer and how fleeting a summer fling could be but as the story revealed itself, the plots became thicker, not wanting to end and thus why I titled it a prequel. sort of like an introduction into the characters and a deeper understanding of them when the full length story comes out.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
Already debuted with a traditional publisher, I was intrigued by the whole publishing aspect of a book. It was not long ago that I was completely blown away when my book got accepted by my publisher and my first book 'The Vampire King's Mate' came out. SO I thought to myself, I don't just want to publish with a publisher but I wanted to experience the whole process for myself and thus my first self-publisher work "Billionaire Playboy I"
How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
I'm still new to using smashwords, amazon and other distributors as an indie author but so far, so good!
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Receiving positive feedback from my fans and all who takes the time to read and enjoy my work. Knowing that someone somewhere out there enjoys my book as much as I enjoyed writing it is really great.
What do your fans mean to you?
They mean everything to my passion as a writer. When I started writing, I wasn't focused on the fact that there would be fans out there but when I got my first message from a fan, my heart beat so hard, and I smiled so hard. I was really touched that I seriously had fans, oh my gosh!!!
What are you working on next?
Right now, I'm currently working on several books. I have the final installment of Beyond The Veil series, my fourth book in The Melrose Coven Series, my second book in the Santiago Pack series and also working on Billionaire Playboy II and the full length novel for my Billionaire Captor book!
Who are your favorite authors?
Here, I can't in good conscience name just a few. as long as the book captivates me and several more books by the same author does the same for me, that author gets a slot in my favorites list. hahaha.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing, I spend my time reading, watching movies, listening to music, dancing, lots and lots of things.
How do you approach cover design?
I want my book covers to depict something vital to my storyline. It needs to be eye catching since most books I read depends on their cover first. If the cover is attractive and intriguing, I read the book. If not, I might bypass it. So, I go with what attracts me to a book in my cover designs.
Published 2018-02-20.
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Books by This Author

My Billionaire Captor (Prequel)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,440. Language: American English. Published: February 10, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A freelance photographer, his dreams almost in reach, what could possibly go wrong? An overbearing, irritating Billionaire, that's what... or rather, who. With blackmail in play, who will come out the winner?
Billionaire Playboy I
Series: The Billionaire Playboy Trilogy. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 45,520. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
A love romance between one who'd never been attracted to anyone in his entire life and the other who'd never been attracted to a man before. At least, until now. Xavier Fernando is an artist who submerges his life into his passion for art and never realizes he's missing out on so much until in comes Andre Tomasine, billionaire playboy extraordinaire, and his life turns messy!