Author Colette Rhodes #interview

Please give a warm welcome to author Colette Rhodes

Tell us a bit about yourself


My name is Colette, I live in New Zealand with my husband and toddler. I’ve been writing and publishing as an indie author for the past year now.

Have you always wanted to become an author?

It’s always been my dream career, but I never seriously contemplated pursuing it! I wasn’t really aware of the indie publishing route until 2019. Even then, when I wrote my first book in 2020 it was more of a challenge to me. Publishing it was a spontaneous decision that has opened up an exciting world of opportunities I never could have predicted.

What was your inspiration for your current book/series?

My latest book, Blood Nor Money, is a vampire reverse harem romance that was inspired by Porcia Catonis, a rather tragic figure from Ancient Rome. I majored in Ancient History and there are so many historical figures whose stories have inspired me, I don’t know if I’ll ever be able to write about all of them!

What are you working on now?

I just finished writing Blood Nor Money, so I’m currently doing the release day preparations for that. It was my longest book yet, and my first romantic suspense. It’s been a blast to work on, but I’m excited to get started on new projects too, once this is out.

My next series is a beach town contemporary reverse harem and I’ve been itching to get started on it. It’s summer in my part of the world and I’m full of ideas for this book.

Do you have any quirks while working?

I quite often lie on the floor while I’m working because I find it more comfortable than sitting at a desk! I also like to listen to movie scores when I’m writing an intense scene, as lyrics get too distracting.

What are your hopes for the future?

I hope to keep telling the stories I love and connecting with amazing readers. I’d love to attend an event one day and meet some readers face-to-face, once the world opens up again.

Do you have any advice for new authors about the publishing world?

Have faith in yourself and your work, network as much as you can with the wider book community, and invest in a proofreader right off the bat.

Do you have anything to say to your followers?

Just a ginormous thank you for everything! For reading my books, leaving reviews, being so supportive about my new projects. You’re all amazing x

January Book Releases

January 1

Discovery of a Queen:
Resurrection of Queens Book 1

PNR MF
January 5

Shifting Tides:
Mirrored Worlds Book Three

PNR RH
January 5

Undone:
Succubus Undone Serial
(Succubus Harem Book 43)

PNR RH.
January 6

Feral Blood
(Bound to the Fae Book 2)

RH PNR

 
January 7

Laces
(Boys of Hawthorne Asylum)

Upper-YA bully/dark romance
January 7

Feel My Power
(The Iron Fae Book 2)

UF MF
January 7

The Heir of Shadows
(Book 4 in the Underestimated Series)

MC RH
January 7

The Heir of Shadows
(Book 4 in the Underestimated Series)

MC RH
January 8

Charmed by the Fox’s Heart
A Fantasy Superhero RH Romance
Cosmic Guardians #1
January 9

Blood Nor Money:
A Paranormal
Reverse Harem Romance
January 11

Lookin’ For Mr. Right:
A Collection of
Contemporary M/M Stories
January 11

Karma’s Broken Dolls
(Dollhouse Vigilantes Book 2)

Reverse Harem
January 11

Beautifully Explosive
(Candied Crush Book 11)

MM Contemporary Romance.
January 12

Jaded Vamp
January 15

The Wild Finale:
The Wild Boys Book 3
January 15

Sinfully Yours

Contemporary MF
January 15

Discord
(Bound to the Fae Book 1)

Portal fantasy RH
January 18

Torment: Part One
(The Bleeding Hearts Series Book 1)

Dark and taboo’ish MF
January 21

Bloody Union
(Made Book 1)

Mafia contemporary
January 22

Lyric & the Heartbeats

Switch Omegaverse RH
January 22

Rescued by the Water Dragon Prince:
Dragon Shifter Romance
(Elemental Dragon Warriors Book 3)
January 28

Destined to Hide
(A Shifting Society Book 1)

Shared PNR/Dystopian world
with Author J. Kearston
– all books are standalone novels
in an interconnected world.
Reverse Harem, Human/Shifter mates
January 29

Tiamat
(My Bloody Valentine)
January 29

Ella and Her Shifters:
A Reverse Harem Shifter Romance
(Once Upon A Shifter Book 1)
January 30

Alien Abduction for Professionals
(The Intergalactic Guide to Humans Book 2)
January 30

Project: Adapt – Failure:
A Space Fantasy Alien Romance
(Book 4)