Christa Simpson is a Bestselling Author who entertains her readers with protective alphas and sassy heroines.
She writes contemporary romances with a twist and dark thrillers loaded with passion, suspense and sarcasm. In her free time, she juggles family, reading, writing, music, movies and dancing. Any time she can mix them all together is a bonus!
Christa is a Canadian, living in Southwestern, Ontario, in a small town you've never heard of, with her husband and two beautiful daughters. She’s a dreamer and has always believed you can do anything you set your mind to.
Describe your journey to becoming a self-published author.
When I first decided to publish my debut novel, I thought I wanted to be a traditionally published author, but I quickly learned that there is so much more freedom being self-published. After doing all the research in 2012, I decided my stories were better suited for self-publishing. Every author must make that decision for herself.
I launched my debut romance novel into the world in February of 2013. I wasn’t sure what to expect and was quite honestly hopeful that a couple of my friends and family members would indulge me and buy a copy of my e-book. To my surprise, the launch was wildly successful. I sold over 1,000 copies in the first month, hitting worldwide bestseller lists over the course of 2013 and beyond. By the second quarter of 2013, I had a small group of raging fans who wanted more.
My dream was to start up a small publishing company to assist other authors with reaching their self-publishing dreams. Fast forward to today, and that is exactly what I am doing with my small business, Black Widow Publishing.
I have now written ten books and successfully published eight of them, ranging from contemporary romance to dark psychological thrillers, with two more publications planned for the near term. I have assisted countless authors with editorial and other author services across Canada, the US, Italy, Australia and everywhere in between!
How do you define success as an author?
To me, to be a successful author means to write for myself and entertain my readers. If I can do that, and make some money in the process, I am happy.
The Twisted Trilogy is a sassy new adult romance with a paranormal twist.
Twisted, #1 | Twist & Turn, #2 | A Twist of Fate, #3
Twisted Desire, #4 | A sexy spinoff for a jilted friend of Abby. It's a fast-paced mystery, and it's hot!
If you want to call me the Black Widow, I’m going to own it. You want a monster? I’ll give you one. You will learn the hard way that evil doesn’t only lurk in our imaginations.
The tall, dark and handsome cop should know better than to get tangled in the web I’ve weaved. Day by day, piece by piece, he puts it all together. What will happen when he finally realizes what I’ve done?
I’m a dangerous woman. I have nothing left to lose. There’s a reason they call me The Black Widow. My boyfriend died trying to kill me. My husband died trying to save my life. Lying. Cheating. Stealing. It’s what I do. Darkness has officially devoured my soul. You think you know me? Think again.
Lives will end, minds will be blown, and one thing is for certain: the Black Widow will strike again.
I know what we're doing is wrong... but I can’t resist him. He tells me he can be my dark little secret and I’m honestly having a hard time saying no. When the good-girl librarian meets the wealthy bad boy with impossibly dark eyes, a beautiful chaos ensues. But what do you think happens when he's a “get what I want, when I want” kind of guy and what he wants is me?
Matty was good at fixing things . . .
He quickly learned that people were a little more difficult to put back together.
He was supposed to die . . .
If it weren't for Felicia, he would be dead. She was a strong, sassy gal, who ordered him to live. And he did.
Driven back into each other's arms . . .
Can they play nice? Or will the weekend they reunite be enough to do them in for good?
Find the girl. Trick the girl. Collect the reward. His plan was foolproof. Harley is a renowned PI who rides above the law. Aliah is as feisty as they come, and though she isn’t ready to turn in her glass slippers just yet, tattooed-sexy has her swooning like a fairy tale princess. When the investigation flips to a new mystery, a vicious twist will change everything.
Rules were made to be broken... When Skylar is forced to invite Destiny back to his cabin, he can’t ignore what is subtly unravelling between them. Skylar has rules. Destiny has him breaking every last one of them. But when tragedy strikes, torn from her arms at lightning speed, Skylar’s left to wonder whether he would ever find his destiny.
Edwin Santora is the kind of man every woman wants to be “friends” with.
Cameron Clarke is what dreams are made of.
Torn between these two men who stand to give her all she ever wanted, who will Abigail choose?
If given the choice between the love of your life and the man of your dreams, who would you choose? Abigail Jenkins was lucky enough to find one man that met all of her expectations. Would she be so lucky again? When Cameron Clarke slips into her life, stealing her attention and her heart, sparks begin to fly and Edwin Santora admits what he thinks about that. But is it too little too late?
As if sharing a house with her irresistible ex isn't bad enough, when Edwin’s macho arrogance begins to seriously affect her dating life, Abigail starts to seriously reconsider their friendship; not that Edwin believes a man and woman can be just friends anyway. With Edwin's fierce persistence, Abigail finds herself catching feelings and ultimately gives in to him. But can they make it work?