Welcome Claire Ayres and her new release, ENTRAPPED... *GIVEAWAY*

Hi, Claire! It's great to welcome you to my blog for the very first time and learn more about you and your latest release - let's start with some questions...

1.)                What did you want to be when you grew up?

A musician, I was pretty determined to be a classical musician I played cello, clarinet and saxophone while I was at school and I studied music theory as well.

2.)                Coffee, tea or hot chocolate?
Tea, herbal teas mostly I have a whole cupboard full of them.

3.)                What genre do you typically read? Why?
I’m torn between romance and fantasy. Romance because I love feeling like there is hope and love in the world even when real life feels pretty hopeless. Fantasy because I love the fact anything is possible and well dragons, dragons are always a winner for me.

4.)                Share a favourite childhood memory.
Sitting on my bed and cracking open The Hobbit for the very first time, I lost a whole day reading that book for the first time just curled up on my bed, it was the first adult fantasy novel I read when I was 12 and taught me a lot about what I wanted from books going forward.

5.)                Do you have any shameless addictions? ie. Tea, Books, Shoes, Clothes?
Funko Pop’s I love them, books although who doesn’t right? Band tees, I can’t help myself I have to have them.

6.)                What do you think is the biggest challenge of writing a new book?
For me it’s dialogue, I get into the flow of writing pretty easily but I struggle with dialogue so I need to take time to ensure that my characters don’t sound like wooden sticks.

7.)                Do you aim for a set amount of words/pages a day?
Not really, usually I try to get a chapter complete per day but I’m more of a feel it and see writer so I just go with how I feel.

8.)                What are your thoughts on writing a book series?
Well my book is part of a series so I’m obviously pro series. I think writing them is a bit like reading them it will come down to personal preference some authors won’t dig it at all while it’s all others will write. Mine is a series but with different main characters in each book so it keeps it quite fresh for me.

Blurb: Cellist, Luka, has moved to Bristol to start a new job and recover from the betrayal of finding his best friend and his girlfriend in bed together. He doesn’t plan on the emotional thunderstorm that meeting his next-door neighbour Jess causes. 

Jess had everything, a man she loved, friends she adored and then the world crashed around her. Depression came from nowhere and slowly started ripping her life away. Now she lives a lonely, sad life but the music which she keeps hearing next door is waking her up and she doesn’t know why.

Join Luka and Jess as they discover life after heartache, how to forgive and how to live and love again.

*Entrapped is an 18+ Contemporary Romance with several graphic sex scenes*

About Claire Ayres: Claire lives in Bristol, UK and has taken her inspiration from the people and the places she has seen over the years. She always has a book close at hand and devours Fantasy and Romance like some devour chocolate! Claire loves a happily ever after followed by lots of bloody sword-fighting and dangerous dragons! But when writing her debut novel Entrapped drew on her childhood ambition to be a musician and one of the instruments she played and still loves as a centre-point.

Claire is also a passionate mental health advocate who lives with bipolar disorder and has done regular radio interviews and even some TV. She is also a huge heavy metal fan and can regularly be found banging her head at a concert or festival.



1st Prize: Signed copy of Entrapped and a copy of 7th Symphony by Apocalyptica
2nd Prize: eCopy of Entrapped

1 comment

  1. Great interview. Claire is awesome. I actually got to meet her in London earlier this year!