Marissa Farrar is a British author of more than forty novels, and has been a full time author for the last eight years. She writes romance of all genres, including paranormal, dark, and suspense.
I've had the great pleasure to have miss Farrar visit my group on Facebook where she talked a little about herself and her work. She's a wonderful lady, her books sound amazing, and I ended up buying a bunch!
Q: Hello, Marissa Farrar, thank you for joining us! Tell us a little bit about yourself.
A: Hi, and thank you for having me, Nicolina! Well, I’m a British author of more than forty books of various genres of romance. I’m also mum to three girls, and lots of rescued fur babies! I’ve been writing full time for the last nine years, and when I’m not writing I’m normally drinking wine and binge watching shows on netflix.
Q: What inspired you to start writing?
A: I’ve always written stories - ever since I was a small child. I first talked about writing a novel and having it published when I was about seven years old, so it’s just always been in me to do. It wasn’t until I finished my degree in Zoology (I love animals) that I decided writing was the career for me. Of course, it took me about six years after making that decision to actually get published!
Q: How would you describe you genre and your favorite trope?
A: I’m mainly writing dark romance at the moment. I’d describe dark romance as romance where the bad guy is the hero. I always say it’s easy to get the reader to love someone is good, but we have to work twice as hard to make the reader love the baddie!
Q: What attracts you to the dark side of romance?
A: I’ve never been a flowers and sunshine kind of person. When I first started writing, I was writing horror, so this was a good direction for me to go in. I also read a ton of psychological thrillers, and I think dark romance is pretty similar, just with a lot more sex!
Q: How dark is too dark? Where do you draw the line and think hell no, that’s too far?
A: I won’t write a full on rape - especially not if that rape is done by the hero. I also won’t write about kids or animals getting hurt.
Q: If you could live in one of your books, which would it be?
A: I’m not sure I’d want to live in any of them! Lol. I think life would be kind of traumatic, and I couldn't be certain of survival! Lol. The sex would be good though!
Q: Favorite authors? Who are your one-clicks?
A: Stephen King, Joe Hill, Elizabeth Haynes, Tammy Cohen, Shalini Boland… just to name a few. I read a wide variety of authors and genres.
Thank you so much! Now last, but not least: where can we stalk you?
A: Well, my home address is…. (kidding!). You can find me over in my author group, https://www.facebook.com/groups/1336965479667766/ or through my newsletter. If you sign up, you’ll get a free copy of ‘Caged Bird’ which is a spin off story from my dark romance ‘Monster’ trilogy.