I met T.A. Moorman at a takeover event for a fellow author friend’s release party. I was immediately taken with her books and teaser images – and it’s highly probable that I stalked her until she sent me a Facebook friend request. Not only does she write incredible books, and make insanely awesome jewelry – but she has an equally fantastic sense of humor. This interview was incredibly fun for me.
About the Author:
When you become a Mom, you begin to put yourself last, and your combat boots begin to collect dust. Going to your child’s PTA meetings in full Gothic, especially industrial, regalia is pretty much frowned upon. Especially by your own children, and your teens would die of a heart attack. But, one should not have to completely stop being themselves, uniqueness is greatness. So all of that darkness is put into words in her books, and designs in her jewelry sold in her GothicMoms DarkCharms shop.
Mother of five beautiful children, but by far more than just that. T. A. Moorman is an artist, a violinist, a seamstress, a crafter, a writer, a blogger, a reviewer, a dark confidant and a darkly dangerous, fiercely protective friend. And currently broke, so go buy something of hers. Lol.
Tell us a little about yourself and your background?
What are your ambitions for your writing career?
To become a known and loved top selling author. Mainly to become
lucrative enough to support all five of my spawns, since right now I’m
barely a step away from being homeless. Lol.
When did you first decide you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always written, it just took my first time doing NaNoWriMo to
actually finish my first novel. I’ve always been better at expressing
my feelings on paper than verbally.
Do you have any interesting writing quirks?
Must have background noise, but can’t listen to music. With music, I
get way too caught up in it, and my own words become lost.
Which writers inspire(d) you?
The late L. A. Banks. She was the first woman of color that I read
that wrote paranormal. It was like, wow, she both writes about black
vampires and angels and looks like me. I want to be that person for
someone else one day.
What have you written and where can we buy or see them?
Witch Wars, Wait You Did What, Santa’s Curse, Resignation Letter, and
A Paranormal Easter coming 3/20; My books are on all of the major and
a few smaller outlets. Prints can be purchased online at B&N or
What are you working on at the minute? The final edits for the second
book in the Underlayes series. 🙂
Why do you write?
Because I can’t not write. There are tons of stories that I have
thrown away, and I now regret that. But that was back before I ever
even dreamed of being published.
Where do your ideas come from?
Let’s just say my mind is a very scary place.
Do you ever get writer’s Block and how do you combat it?
By reading, or working on another project.
When you aren’t writing, what are you doing?
Chasing after my spawns, trying to not kill the teenage demons, or
working on jewelry for my Etsy shop.
What advice would you give to your younger self?
Stop throwing away those short stories! Lol. And stay away from men,
you are a baby magnet. Every time you have sex you will produce spawn.
Santa’s Curse (Holiday Magic Anthology)
What if Santa was a vampire?
Jacquelyn, an enchantress with an overprotective streak, thinks it’s up to her to protect her older sister, Jadine, an enchantress who’s also a paranoid hypochondriac. So, whenever a male comes along trying to use Jadine, Jackie gets rid of them, in a non-conventional way. When the last person Jacquelyn expects, a certain vampire she’s had a not so little crush on, seems to be creeping around on her sister, she has no choice but to get rid of him, too. In front of witnesses. Only to find out one second too late that she had it all wrong.
Victor, like many males, has issues expressing how he truly feels. When he finally decides it’s time to stop running from fate and claim his mate, he goes to her sister for advice. But, creeping in and out of Jadine’s place like a thief in the night leads the very person he wants to win over to draw all the wrong conclusions. Which leads to him trading in his pale good looks for a white beard and a red velvet suit.
Now that the town knows Jacquelyn is the one behind all of the disappearances, and thinking she’s killed all of those that are missing, they’re out for her blood. And the only one who can save her is, well, Santa. But will he be able to make it back to her before it’s too late?
Enjoy a brand-new tale of how Santa Clause came to be.
Wait, You Did What? (Married. Wait! What? Anthology)
Justine had the job of her dreams, the best parents in the world, and a brother she more than just tolerated. The one thing she gave up on was finding love. She didn’t need that to be happy, right? In helping her brother pull off his own last-minute wedding, Justine may be in for a surprise of her own, and find love had been right there in her face the entire time.
Tialanna is fated to become the queen of all Underlayes witches. She thinks the worst part of her life is the fact that she’s betrothed to a complete stranger while in love with someone else. She’s in for a rude awakening when she discovers who, and what, she truly is.
Tialanna is about to learn the truth behind several lies, because not only does her life depend on it, but so does the fate of the family she never even knew she had. But hey, life would probably just be boring if she didn’t have to deal with elemental witches, vampires, demons, sorcerers, bindings, spells, lust and betrayal. Right?
***This book is intended for mature audiences only as it includes both graphic violence and graphic sex***
A Paranormal Easter
14 Paranormal & Fantasy Romance Novellas
by Tiffany Carby, Kathia Iblis, Lorah Jaiyn, Brandy McIntosh, T. Elizabeth Guthrie, J.C. Madison, Alison M. Diem, Natalie-Nicole Bates, Skyler McKinzie, Amanda Ruehle, Rena Marin, C. Brady, Judy Swinson, T. A. Moorman
Eggs aren’t the only things being hunted…
FOURTEEN stand-alone paranormal and fantasy romances set around Easter from 14 bestselling and debut authors. This action-packed, steamy collection is filled with vampires, fae, fairies, rabbit shifters (hey, it’s Easter, right?), gargoyles, witches, dragons, and so much more.
It’s a must have for all paranormal readers.
The Succubus, The Demon, and The Witch
In Underlayes, a dimension separate from our own, where all mystical creatures reside, lies an orphanage for seemingly cast-off children, known as the Abbey. Children who are born from two or more factions. There they learn both who and what they truly are, and what powers they have lying within. What these children do not know is they were put there for their own good, for their protection, not because they were unwanted or unloved. In fact, the very opposite is true. Many would kill to get their hands on these children.
As Jelissa comes of age, she is about to learn the hard way to what lengths one such being is willing to go.
Jelissa has been a resident of the Abbey for as long as she has been alive. She has also never known what she is, besides being part witch. At the age of twenty-five, she will learn just what types of blood run through her veins. She will also find out much more—that she is also the long-lost princess almost no one even knew existed.
Tialanna secreted her only child away for her own protection. Before she can tell Jelissa the truth, Jelissa is kidnapped. All Tialanna’s greatest fears unfold before her very eyes, and her past comes back to haunt her in more ways than one.
As most do when they come of age, Jelissa will learn the hard way that adult life isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. And Tialanna learns the hard way that if you don’t learn from your past, it will come back and bite you on the ass.
Tialanna and her band of unmerry misfits are in a race against the clock to rescue Jelissa. Will they find her in time? And if they do, will they be able to save her from a danger they hadn’t anticipated: herself?