Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
Olga GOA (Goa is a pen name) was born in Russia, Moscow. She always was too attached to literature in her young years, and her big dream was to share her creation with a lot of people. She likes to read romance and especially dark romance where things are so close to real life and make readers really sympathize with the book's heroes.
Such genre inspired her to write her first dark romance novel FATEFUL ITALIAN PASSION that was published in August 2017. It became her hardest and the most emotional work in her writer's life. But she's happy that she did it, and she is totally satisfied with it. It’s her most favourite labour to whom she dedicated her soul and heart.
Now she works on the continuation of her first novel and also plans to publish her darkest novel CLUB DRUNKEN CHERRY in 2018. Her next book HOT SHORT STORIES came out on Amazon in November 2017. She has a lot of projects in the future so you must stay tuned not to miss any new releases on her Amazon’s page.
Her book FIP won NaNoWriMo 2015 and won the 5 place in The Best 20 novels list on writer’s social site – Inkitt 2016.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
My latest book – "FATEFUL ITALIAN PASSION" 2 – if you mean what I write at that moment.
My trip to Italy and Dark Romance passionate books inspired me to write this awesome saga story about real relationships and love between two people who are so contrast and similar in some ways. People who want to find their happiness
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
Sometimes I don't sleep at all to write a whole scene or 2 chapters. I like to make my story more perfect that it is now.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
Erika Leonard James, Sylvia Day, Pepper Winters, Christina Lauren, Sylvain Reynard and more…
What are you working on now?
"Fateful Italian Passion" sequel
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I don't know the best method to promote my books because I still didn't find it but hopefully I will find someday.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Yes, I have one.
Never give up. Follow your star and don't listen to anyone. You always will have lovers and haters, critics and admirers. This is a world. We must go forward and reach our best goals.
What is the best advice you have ever heard?
Your audience – your best promoters.
What are you reading now?
I am a quite busy but I have a big collection of the books to read. Especially Dark Romance like Pepper Winters and other talented authors.
What’s next for you as a writer?
I want people to understand my books and see a deep side of my stories. Some people think that if a book has a sex it's superficial or naughty. Not at all. Dark Romance genre includes sub-genres and a lot, but I have chosen mine – psychological.
I hope people will understand my characters, feel their pain and pleasure, their love and hate, their tragedy. I want to teach people to become the builders of their own happiness, to change for their soulmates and stop to be selfish. Love means sacrifice, not egoism.
What is your favorite book of all time?
This is hard to say.
I have a lot of books that I love, but the book that hooked me deeply and psychologically was FIFTY SHADES OF GREY.
Yes, I know, a lot of people can say, these series about sex and relationships. I want to disagree. This book shows the dark world of Christian Grey, shows how he wants to change for his Ana, how he wants to beat his demons.
He tries and fails but soon he reaches his goals because he is not selfish. He loves her, and he wins the battle.