An Interview with TL Clark about her book "True's Love"... an intriguing alternative to Haunted Space Stations.
It's interview time and Goodread's recent author of the week, TL Clark, is our guest. Hi and welcome to TwistedSpace.
It's a pleasure to be here. Hello everyone! I'm an indie author of romance novels. But I'm also an admin worker by day (but I don't go clubbing like Amanda in True's Love!). I have a wonderfully supportive husband. And I also squeeze in some holistic therapies. My dream is to have a farmhouse where I can treat stressed humans and horses with said therapies. I try to spread love and light wherever I go. My books help me spread the love in a slightly different way and a bit further.
Congratulations on publishing your romantic novel "True's Love", can you tell us a little bit about it?
It starts with a promiscuous young lady who loves her nightlife. She has a long line of one night stands, and you get to hear about some of them. She then goes to Ibiza with a girl friend in search of sex in the sun, but gets more than she bargained for when she runs into the Russian blonde bombshell that is Mikhail. A bit of danger lurks around the corner too. Like all my books, it's packed with emotion. I actually cried at one bit when I was writing!
You've released five novels now, what got you into writing and into the Romance genre?
It's a bit embarrassing really. I read the Fifty Shades trilogy and thought they were badly written. I found Anna completely unbelievable. I thought (rather arrogantly) "I could write better than that!", so I tried. Each of my books looks at love from a different angle. People love in many ways; I thought it was fun and interesting to explore that further. Even my BDSM book (Dark Love) focuses on the love in that relationship, but of course it does have the sexy bits too!
Have you based the characters on anyone you know? I found them to be very believable.
Mainly no, as they're not true copies of anyone, but snippets of personalities do creep in. I get inspiration from people and life, but I'd never write about anyone I know in the true sense. I think it would just be too awkward.
Are you working on your next book and what can you tell us about it?
Yes I am. Book 5 is about an abused girl, which is going outside my comfort zone a little. But it's there as a beacon of hope to those who have been abused; to help show them you don't have to be a victim forever, and you can have a healthy loving relationship despite horrific experiences.
What advice would you give a budding romance writer?
At the risk of sounding like a famous sports brand, 'just do it'! If you have it in your heart it can be put onto the page. Don't be scared. But do it because you want to, not because you think it will make you money. It's unlikely to.
Thanks ever so much for your time, where can we find out more about your work and news?
Thank you for having me here.
You can find me on Goodreads https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7359253.T_L_Clark
My books are available on Amazon (all worldwide sites), Kobo, Apple and Barnes & Noble.
Andy's Review of "True's Love"
True’s Love is the 2nd part of TL Clarks “Love” collection. The series deals with sexual awakenings and adventures. The novels are unrelated so there is no real order to read them in.
True’s Love is about a young woman named Amanda who leads a double life as an admin worker by day and a wild clubber by night. Her world is turned upside down when she encounters more than she was expecting during a holiday romance.
When I was recommended this novel by a friend of mine, my initial concern was that this novel was way outside of my comfort zone, typically populated by science fiction and the paranormal. I felt that I would give this novel a chapter or two before moving onto something involving a poltergeist haunting a space station. However after a few pages, I found myself enjoying True’s Love and continuing at full pace until the end – which is pretty rare for me.
The novel is very well written and TL Clark has spent time developing her characters and the situations (and there are plenty of them) are detailed, explicit yet well-crafted and expertly written. It is difficult to be descriptive yet drive the story forward at just the right pace. I’m happy to report that TL has managed to achieve this with True’s Love, at no point did I feel the story was rushed nor was I laboured with overly descriptive scenes or pointless dialogue.
TL Clark is certainly a name to keep an eye out for in the future. I’d recommend this novel and series to those looking for a romantic read for their summer breaks. If you fancy a change from your normal genre, take a look at TL Clark’s novels.