Listen up. If you love audiobooks or have wanted to give them a try, author Aja is bringing her popular Soulmates series to the format We recently spoke with her about its release.
Your Soulmates series is being released on audiobook. Tell me about the series.
The SOULMATES series features four enigmatic, intuitive, emotional and sexually independent women. The men that love them are strong, loving, ambitious, and have the wisdom to know the women they are diggin’ are very special. The connection shared between these couples is supernatural.
Why did you decide to write it?
Initially, I only set out to tell the first story, the one of Zola and Khalil after Zola appeared to me. It wasn’t until I began developing Zola’s backstory that I discovered that all the women in her family were phenomenal, magical, and worthy of their own story, and their own love.
What do you want readers to learn from the books?
I always want women to be inspired towards prioritizing self-love and finding the beauty in life and basking in it. Being 100% being okay with being a woman and loving all the glorious parts of it. And secondary to that would be to be entertained. For my male readers, I hope that they can see the women in their lives a little more clearly.
What do you want readers to learn from your life?
To live with passion, to live authentically and to love with all you are.
If you could pick another profession, what would it be and why?
This is tough. Some kind of visual artist I suppose. I used to draw and paint, and those things helped me express myself for a time. So, it would likely be that. Or photography, I still capture life with my photos.
When did you fall in love with the written word?
I was six years old when I knew I wanted to be a writer.
What’s something readers would be surprised to know about you?
Many of my readers have heard this before because I share it often, but they never believe me. J
I’m shy! Not to the point of being crippled by it but being in social situations isn’t a natural experience for me. I love intimacy and quiet. I prefer that over hanging out with a bunch of people, and I’ll always opt to stay with my people before choosing to meet new people.
What books have you read lately and loved?
I’m always excited to read Stephanie Nicole Norris, Nia Forrester, and L.S. Bergman.
What books are you excited to read?
I take a vacation next month, so I’ll be reading a lot. On my TBR list is Shae Saunders, Kema B, Beverly Jenkins and Stephanie Nicole Norris.
What’s next for you?
After my break I’ll be diving right into The Enigma Series, my new upcoming crime romance series. It starts with Smoke, which features a “villain” from the Soulmates series. Readers won’t immediately like him, but I hope they grow to understand him better.
Do you have anything you would like to add?
I’m excited about readers who love to listen to books having access to this series. I hope they enjoy it. Thank you, Chandra, for the warm welcome and for your support in our community.
Use the Black Fiction Addiction affiliate link to purchase your copy of She’s Got Soul, the first audiobook in the series.
To learn more about Aja, author of passionate women’s fiction and romance, visit her website where you can find all her social media links: https://ajathewriter.com/links