When I first read Frostbite, the first book in The Hunter Chronicles series, I instantly loved Claire Marta’s style of writing. I got wrapped up in the world that she built and left on edge waiting for her next book to come out. I’m excited to welcome Claire Marta as out Author of the Month.
1 Tell us a little bit about yourself (family, hobbies, pets, etc).
My name is Claire Marta. I am a Brit who lives in Rome Italy with my Daughter and Husband. We have one black cat who is a little psycho at times but we love him. I love reading, taking photos, collecting weird and wonderful glass paper weights. I also like to try and keep fit but the sometimes conflicts with being a couch potato!
2 How did you get into writing and why romance?
I have always loved making up stories ever since I was young. I was the quiet kid in the corner who was always lost in her own little world. As I grew older I would scribble them down. After becoming a bookworm it got to the stage where I decided that maybe I could share them with the world. I LOVE romance books so it was only natural to go with that genre especially PNR. I like being able to make the impossible possible. Also who wouldn’t want to be able to create hot alpha males?
3 Do you ever re-enact the sex scenes you write about?
A couple I have yes. Sometimes though when writing I have them playing out in my head which in a way counts right? Lol
4 Name a romance book or series you would love to see as a movie/TV series.
There are so many! Honestly I don’t think I could choose because there are so many great series out there and all of them would be fantastic as TV/Movie series!
5 Have you ever read a book based solely on its cover?
Yes. I do tend to be caught by a book cover first and then comes the blurb. I think that happens for everyone. If it peeks the interest then you find yourself wanting to learn more. Then if the book is good it sucks you in and when you finish you want to see if the Author has anymore. Quiet a few times I have gone for new authors because of this and loved what I have discovered! It’s a great way of finding to reads and expanding the TBR list on my kindle!
6 What is your ideal way to end a long day?
Watching a new movie and snuggling with my daughter while we eat icecream ? Being a Mum to me that is my perfect evening. Having a giggle and seeing her having fun is all I could ever ask for.
7 Describe your ultimate holiday.
Adventure! Somewhere I could see jungles, beaches, visit cities. Maybe an around the world trip seeing all the sights. I have been to places around Europe but I would love to wander further. America would also be a dream vacation! So many places I would love to visit there and friends I would love to meet! I think it would be a blast and I am planning for that one day in the future!
8 Who is your favourite book boyfriend and why?
This question isn’t fair because as a bookworm you know I have more than one!!! In fact I have Harems! Off the top of my head Preppy from TM Frazier as he’s sweet but psycho. Enzio from the masked Emotions series by V.E Campundoni is another one! He’s dominant but loving and the rest of my book boyfriends are safely tucked away.
9 What turns you on and what turns you off?
Someone who knows what they want and not afraid to tell you. Honesty, creativity, sweetness wrapped up in alpha. Turn offs are someone who can never make up their mind. That just drives me nuts.
10 Boxer or briefs? Or commando???
Hmm I am going to go with boxers as its always nice to unwrap them ? Makes the anticipation last longer.
11 Who is your top five “Freebie List”? (I think this is also known as a Hall Pass. Who could you sleep with that your partner won’t mind?)
I haven’t really thought about this one for a while! Brock O’Hurn because he’s just so yummy with his man bun! Jason Momoa because he does things to my girl parts when ever I see a pic of him. Benedict Cumberbatch because I love his voice and he was the perfect Sherlock for me ever. Chris Hemsworth is next as he’s a fantastic as Thor and who would not want to have a go with his hammer?! Lol Vin Diesel because there is just something about him that get’s me hot and bothered and I love his smooth as silk voice.
12 You have a table booked for four in your favourite restaurant. Who would you invite to join you?
Only 4? Eek! That’s really hard! It would have to be my beta readers who I love like sisters but have not had a chance to meet in real life yet. Mary, Susan, Christine and Abrianna. We talk every day about everything and anything and they are a big part of my life and writing process now. I would also let Jen my editor know where we were so she could gate crash! Then that would be the perfect dinner!