Charmaine Pauls


Charmaine Pauls was born in Bloemfontein, South Africa. She obtained a degree in Communication at the University of Potchestroom, and followed a diverse career path in journalism, public relations, advertising, communications, photography, graphic design, and brand marketing. Her writing has always been an integral part of her professions.

After relocating to Chile with her French husband, she fulfilled her passion to write creatively full-time. Charmaine has published ten novels since 2011, as well as several short stories and articles.

When she is not writing, she likes to travel, read, and rescue cats. Charmaine currently lives in Montpellier with her husband and children. Their household is a linguistic mélange of Afrikaans, English, French and Spanish.

Smashwords Interview

1. Please introduce yourself and your writing.
Ever since discovering the mystery of stories and the magic of books in our dusty school library, I knew I wanted to write. I won my first essay contest at the age of nine. My prize money was R2 (18c of a dollar today), and I spent it on bubble bath that came in a bottle shaped like Santa Clause. Between then and now I’ve never stopped writing. My professional career always required extensive writing, but it’s only since the last four years that I have written creatively full-time. I have a weakness for unrequited love stories and classics such as Wuthering Heights, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and Dracula. I write sweet, sensual and sizzling hot romance novels, and balance those with dark, psychological short stories.
2. What inspires your writing?
Reading. Whenever I pick up a good book, I’m motivated to write when I turn the last page. My plots are inspired by emotional triggers, big or small, by events or people who touch me in a profound way.
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Seven Forbidden Arts
American Cain Jones’ mission is not governed by rules or laws. Backed and funded by powerful politicians and businessmen, Cain has to protect mankind against an old kind of evil that seeks resurrection. Since the end of the Dark Age, the church has prohibited the use of magic, and in particular 7 arts. Individuals possessing any of these gifts have gone into hiding in fear of persecution. Now, someone is reaping this art by killing magicians to enrich his own supremacy, his ultimate goal to own and govern the earth with the onset of the second Dark Age.


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Aeromancist: The Beginning

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Series: Seven Forbidden Arts, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 113,460. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
All is fair in love and war, especially when the enemy is a drug baron and the loot the woman you love. Sean Rivers lives with a dangerous secret. He possesses a forbidden art. As geomancist, it is in his power to destroy landscapes with earthquakes and volcanoes.
Seven Forbidden Arts, Volume 1
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 427,100. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
An action-packed paranormal erotic romance series Cain Jones starts a paranormal crime taskforce of individuals possessing seven forbidden arts to prevent an elusive enemy from taking world power by communication and technology domination. As the team grows, mission after mission, Cain slowly uncovers the identity of the archenemy he has to destroy.
Series: Seven Forbidden Arts, Book 4. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,160. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
She’s sleeping with him. She lied to him. She loves him. Can she destroy him? Tough and invincible Maya Martin is part a paranormal crime taskforce. Her ability to manipulate water makes the South African born hydromancist an invaluable asset to the team. When AK47’s are smuggled from Mexico to Zimbabwe via Costa Rica, Maya is sent on a mission to destroy the arms and expose the syndicate.
Propose To Me
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,000. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Short stories, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Seven romantic tales of marriage proposals. Featuring authors Charmaine Pauls, Ellyse Roberts, Elena Kane, Tara Fox Hall, Caroline Andrus, Louise Redmann, and Katie Stephens.
Series: Seven Forbidden Arts, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,270. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Hispanic & Latino, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
All he could offer was thirty days of passion. He condemned her to death instead. Now he’ll do everything in his power to save her.
Aeromancist: The Beginning
Series: Seven Forbidden Arts, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Passion always comes with a price. Gifted with a hunted talent and a price on his head, the best Lann can offer Kat are thirty days of unrivalled passion before returning to his paranormal crime taskforce in New York. If Kat consents to his terms, she will agree to walk away on Day Thirty. Forever. But his uncontainable desire comes with an unforeseen price.
Series: Seven Forbidden Arts, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,900. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
At the same time as mysterious fires commence to rage through Clelia d’Ambois’ home village in Brittany, France, she starts sleepwalking. Daughter of a Japanese orphan, Clelia’s heritage is riddled with dark secrets that threaten anyone she loves. In a recurring nightmare she sees Josselin, the haunted man who abandoned their village nine years earlier, come for her, but she doesn’t know why.
A Miracle for Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,230. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family, Fiction » Inspirational
Michael Slanders only wants a steady job and a family of his own, but instead he lives from hand to mouth with his sick mother. Fired a week before Christmas and down on his luck, Mike needs nothing short of a miracle. Sometimes, goodness prevails. Sometimes, magic is made.

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