Monday, March 19, 2012

Meet the Author... Tamaria Soana Give*Away

It is my pleasure to have my fellow Beachwalk Press author and good friend Tamaria Soana on the blog today. Her new novella Obsession released yesterday and she's being generous enough to give away an eBook copy to one lucky commenter.

 What motivates Tamaria Soana the author? Why do you write?
  Lol…To quiet the voices in my head. I’m a stay-at-home of little ones and it’s my escape.
When did you know you were a writer? Was it always your destiny or did you stumble upon your craft by accident?
 I’m still in disbelief that I am an author. I’m very new to this world and I still have so much to learn.
What is your favorite genre to write and why?
Romance and I’m dabbing in Erotica at the moment. So we shall see how that works out.
How many hours a day do you devote to writing? Do you have a set routine or do you write when the mood strikes?
    Being a mom it differs from day to day. Some days I can get a ton of writing done, others not at all.
Is there a certain aspect of the story you begin with? Do you create the characters first or do you come up with the plot?
    The general story idea. I don’t outline I allow my character’s to guide me. Sometimes they shock me, but really it’s their story and they should have the reigns.
Who is your favorite author? And, if given the opportunity to meet them, what would you ask them?
 Danielle Steel. I don’t think I would be able to speak, I would be awed.
What did you do when you found out your first book had been contracted?
 Squealed and then gchatted you!
Do you have any words of inspiration to aspiring authors? What advice would you offer a writer trying to publish?
   Don’t give up. The road to being published is long and very bumpy with many twist and turns. At the end you get to watch you manuscript transform into this amazing story. This has been an incredible six months for me.
Tell us about your current release. 
Is there anywhere safe when you're the object of someone's obsession?

Alexandria Stevens is a New York Times best-selling romance novelist. After she makes a guest appearance on a popular TV talk show, she creates a Twitter account. Within a few short weeks she meets a fan, and they become fast friends…or that's what Alex thinks. When Alex finds herself being stalked, the person she least suspects is her new friend Jillian. What she doesn't know is that Jillian has been obsessed with her for years. She wants everything Alex has, even her husband.

 Do you have any upcoming projects in the works?
    At Sunset will be my next release. It’s a short sexy
Where can readers connect with you?

Goodreads :


Leave a comment for a chance to win an eBook copy of Obession.

Thanks so much for joining us today.  Congrats on your release.


  1. Thanks for having me on your blog!

  2. Great interview. Congrats on your debut! I could only imagine how hard it would be to try to write with little ones around. And it only took 6 months? I commend you. I look forward to reading your story. Thank you.

    1. It took about 4 months to write, 6 months for the journey to get it from my hard drive to publish!

      Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Wonderful interview! Your book sounds great! I love the cover, btw. I love butterflies. :) Congrats on your release! Wishing you all the best! Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway!

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! I love my cover, the butterfly fits perfectly.

  4. The winner is Tina B.

    I'll be emailing you shortly!

    Congrats and enjoy Obsession!