Author Spotlight with Bella Marie

Introducing the  wonderfully talented Bella Marie, author of the Time Well Spent series. Available at

K.S.  Hello Bella and welcome to the blog. I am very excited to have you here. Why don’t we start off with a small introduction? Tell us a little about yourself. 

Hello Katie, thank you for having me.  It’s always a pleasure being here with you.  Let’s see, small introduction.  It has been an eye opening journey writing, publishing, interviewing, getting feedback from my readers and just meeting people along the way.  I have been writing for several years, published my first book in November of 2010, and I have met some lovely people along the way.

K.S.  Any interesting writing quirks or stories you would like to share with my readers?

My writing quirks seem to change and evolve, depending on my moods I guess.  The one pretty consistent quirk is listening to Andrea Bocheli while I write with head phones on.  No one else that I have tried works, has to be him and it has to be through head phones, not just through speaker.  As long as I have my head phones on, I can write anywhere for the most part.

K.S.  When did you realize you wanted to be a writer? What sparked the desire to pen your first novel?

I have written off and on for years, since I was young.  Started journaling very young as well, it was a good escape.  I started writing erotic stories when I was bored one day for a friend and well, they grew very popular so I wrote a lot of them.  A friend encouraged me to put them together and publish them, which I did and it started me on the path that I am on today.

K.S.  What genre do you write?

I write in Erotica but I have been expanding my work into paranormal erotica, as well as dabbling in fantasy, true story and romance.

K.S.  What would you say has inspired you most in your writing career? Or, who is your favorite author and why?

That is a harder question then when it was has been asked in the past.  Martin Sharlow inspired me the most to start writing and publishing, but I have met some wonderful authors that have inspired me a great deal as well along the way, you being honestly the reason for me to try my hand at vampire erotica because of reading your House of Immortal Pleasures book and loving it.

K.S.  What was one of the most surprising things you learned while creating your book/s?

That no matter how many times you go through your books, pay an editor, have pre-readers, there can always still be mistakes in your book and that is difficult when you are a perfectionist.  I strive to make sure everything is well polished, no mistakes and once in a while something will sneak by all channels of editing.  I just correct it immediately when it is pointed out, realize that it is rare that I have ever read a book done by anyone that doesn’t have at least one mistake and move on. 

K.S.  What inspires you?

There are a lot of things that inspire me.  In writing, I can be inspired by the simplest thing to create a story, be it erotic or an idea for a children’s story, two totally opposite ends of the spectrum in writing. For instance, just today I saw a picture of a hamster with a pretty pink flower on her head that looked like a hat.  I thought of three ways I could use that in different stories for children to teach manners, originality, and diversity.

When it comes to overcoming the long list of everything that has be accomplished rather it be in my personal life or just in writing & preparing my books, I would have to honestly say that I have found the best group of writers in the world to help encourage me, and they all inspires me to be the best that I can be.  It is a group I found on Facebook, Indie Writers Unite.  Everyone is so supportive there, and they don’t make you feel stupid for asking a question that seems like everyone should know the answer to it already.    

K.S.  Can you tell us a little about any of your novels?

This is the same book as the Time Well Spent Series - The Complete Collection with some changes. My readers wanted to read the stories with names instead of without them, so I have added names, as well as modified a few of them. These stories are quick read, almost 32000 words in the book with explicit adult erotica that is sure to interest most desires!

Some stories contain encounters with friends, strangers, public places, anal, oral, toys, lesbian, spanking, etc. Something for everyone!

(Note: Sample may not be appropriate for all readersRATED R  :O)

The New Beach House

It’s a beautiful evening, perfect for a drive.  Dean has worked really hard to make tonight special for them.  He’s a contractor, designs and frames houses to give his customers their perfect dream home.  The home that he has been working on for the last several months is his dream home.  He wants to share it with someone who will appreciate it as much as he does, who will know that he put his love in it for them with each nail.  Tonight’s going to be very special; he’s going to ask Annie to spend the rest of her life with him in what he hopes will be their new home.

He thinks of his Annie, his best friend and lover as a smile spreads across his face.  She’s petite, only 5’2” with light brown hair and matching eyes that are both beautiful with all their changing shades of brown.  She has large breasts that he loves to worship while spending a lot of time just sucking her nipples.  He loves it when she gets close to having an orgasm just from his sucking both of her nipples together.  It just takes a simple touch after enjoying listening to her sighs of pleasure, the little cries as he bites then sucks away the light pain while she is riding the waves of ecstasy.  She goes higher and higher with the wonderful little noises she makes, exploding as she cries out from her powerful release yelling his name.

He needs to focus more on the drive to pick her up or he is going to cum right there in his pants in the truck, and that would be a waste.   Besides, the anticipation is better with the forced wait for release.  He’d called her early that morning when all his plans were complete to ask her to go out for a drive that evening with him.  Annie was excited to hear his voice, he had been so busy lately that they hadn’t spent much time together.  She promised to pack a picnic dinner for them and he told her that he would bring the wine.  As he pulls into her driveway he sees her waiting for him on the front porch with a basket in her hand, a blanket over her shoulder and a big smile on her face. 

K.S.  Where can we buy your novel?

My book is available on both Smashwords since it has been accepted for premium status
The new Hard Copy will be available within the week as well.

K.S.  Do you have a website, fan site, or Blog that we can visit?

Twitter: @Author66Bella

K.S.  Do you have any closing advice to aspiring writers?

Don’t give up!  Everyone seems to say that but it is the best advice.  It can be discouraging sometimes with all that needs to be done, but never stop improving your work, growing and learning, and meeting new and wonderful people.  There is what I like to call “Grumps” in the world.  Don’t let them get you down.  Don’t forget to smile and celebrate all accomplishments, no matter how small they seem to be.

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About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.