Welcome Cole and thank you for sitting down to chat today. It’s been almost a year since you published your first book, Forged. Now you’re releasing your eight book, Iron: book 4 in the Trial by Fire series, on February 26th. Congratulations! Let’s get down to business.
Author Name: Cole Denton
Genre: Dark fiction
1) When did you begin writing?
Cole: During College.
2) Which of your published books is your favorite and why?
Cole: Forged because it was my first.
Red: The first one is always the most special.
3) Do you have a favorite character from your books? How do you select the names of your characters?
Cole: Ryan Hudson is my favorite. I try to pick names that I like or aren’t turned off by. Because after all, I’m staring at it for a long time.
Red: Great point.
4) What is your favorite part of being a published author?
Cole: The freedom to write whatever I want.
5) Where is the strangest place you had a book or character idea come to you?
Red: I know the Surfing, the beach and ocean is a running theme in your group so this makes perfect sense.
6) How long on average does it take you to write a book? How many hours a day do you write?
Cole: Eight weeks is a hard push, but I can do it if the time constraints dictate that. I probably only spend about 2 hours a day writing due to my regular job. But on the weekends I spend a lot more.
Red: A lot of authors try for an hour a day as a goal. It’s great that you are able to get in more. I’m sure your readers appreciate the extra effort you’ve made to get your books published.
7) What do you do what you suffer from writer’s block?
Cole: Thankfully I haven’t suffered from this. However, there are times when I can’t concentrate and need to burn energy. Usually jogging or swimming does the trick.
8) Which of your books do you wish more readers were aware of?
9) Did you have a mentor when you started?
Cole: I have a few special friends that have pushed me and guided me.
Red: That’s fantastic to have be able to rely on more than one person to for advice.
10) Advice for aspiring authors?
Cole: Do your thing and write what you want. You can fine tune things as you go and learn.
Red: That learning curve can be difficult to grasp but necessary to learn the craft.
11) What’s next for you?
Cole: I’m finishing up a multi-author anthology to benefit Australia, then I’m onto book 4 Of my Trial By Fire Series. After that, it’s Plaything and then I have a real badass series in the making.
Red: I’m super excited for you. I’m a little behind getting your interview published. UPDATE:
Iron: Trial by Fire Series Book Four releases 2/26
Pick it up here
12) Tell us something fun. Anything that can make us smile or giggle. Life is too short, lets spread some smiles around.
Cole: So, I learned that Aunt Flo isn’t really a person. 😉 My PA once told me that Aunt Flo was coming. I asked questions about their plans for the visit. Then was let in on the game that it really wasn’t a person. But, I swear that it is. Her Aunt Flo has almost killed me each month. I call her “Aunt Flo Rider.”
Congratulations on a fabulous publishing year!
About Cole Denton
Series: Trial by Fire #4
Author: Cole Denton
Genre: Dark Romance with BDSM
Cover Design: Mayhem Cover Creations
Release Date: February 26, 2020
Ryan: Who is she? What does she want? As if I don’t already know. She wants him. Will I be able to be enough now that she is back? I guess I will have to learn to be enough because I can’t lose him.
Russell: Why is she back? What does she want from me? Whatever it is, she won’t get it. Ryan is running scared. But, what my boy doesn’t realize is that I’m still holding his leash. I will only allow him to run so far. I refuse to lose him.
Claire: I can see that he’s trying to figure out why I’m back. He damn well knows what I want from him. I want perfection back, and I will happily stomp on anyone who gets in the way of that. Including his new ‘boy.’ Who, an old friend tells me, “can’t even bow properly. Getting Russell back is going to be a walk in the park. I won’t be so stupid as to lose him…again.
When it comes to what I want, I have a will of iron…and I want him.
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Cole Denton is an ocean lover who finds joy in almost all physical activities. He is especially passionate about baseball and surfing, indulging in them every chance he gets.
His other passion is writing. It began at a young age and followed him through to his time at a university in SoCal where he majored in screenwriting.
After moving to Sin City itself, Cole has put his knowledge and talent as a writer to work by pursuing a career as a dark fiction author. Cole is enjoying testing his kinky side, in pursuit of all things pleasurable.
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