Gen Z Author Claudia Tan Releases Highly-Anticipated Second YA Romance Novel ‘Perfect Addiction’

‘Perfect Addiction’ author Claudia Tan.

If you’re searching for your next steamy Young Adult romance novel obsession, look no further than Claudia Tan’s ‘Perfect Addiction’, released July 19th. And Claudia is an author you want to keep an eye on, as this Gen Z prodigy has firmly established herself in the genre, at only 24 years old!

The breakout adult romance writer’s popularity soared with her hit Perfect series, which started on Wattpad, accumulating over 170 million reads, and nabbing the People’s Choice Award in the Wattys Awards in 2015 and 2016. Now Claudia is taking things to the next level with her second book, ‘Perfect Addiction’, which has already been optioned for a young adult feature film starring young stars Ross Butler, Kiana Madeira and Matthew Noszka.

So while you wait for this literary obsession to hit the big screen, get familiar with the story via paperback or E-book in the meantime:

Sienna Lane has finally got her life where she wants it to be. A steady job at the local gym? Check. An awesome sister as a roommate? Check. A perfect boyfriend who adores and loves her? Check. That is until she discovers that her boyfriend has been cheating on her with her very own sister. Talk about humiliating. Without wasting any time, Sienna devises a plan to take her ex-boyfriend down in the underground fighting ring by training his arch-nemesis, Kayden Williams, to go against him in the biggest match of the season. But soon, Sienna and Kayden’s sessions lead to a burning passion that cannot be denied. It’s electric; some would even say it’s addictive. But will their feelings get in the way of Sienna’s revenge?

We had the chance to chat with Claudia about ‘Perfect Addiction’, her author inspirations, and her advice for aspiring writers like her.

Where did the idea for your “Perfect” series initially come from?

Honestly, there wasn’t much of a plan when I started out the series on WattPad. Perfect Illusion was supposed to be a stand alone, but after I finished that, the idea of having a shared ‘universe’ where these couples were friends intrigued me, and that’s how the Perfect series was born!

Your new book ‘Perfect Addiction’ is undoubtedly going to excite your fans and readers. What can they expect from the new book?

Lots of angst and lots of undeniably steamy chemistry!

What are your biggest romance novel inspirations? And where do you turn to in pop culture for reference or inspiration?

I love anything by Colleen Hoover; I love that there’s always some kind of life lesson to be learnt from her stories apart from the romance. As for pop culture, I’m obsessed with rom-com movies from the early 2000s!

We love that you create strong badass female lead characters! Why is this important to you?

I think it’s so important to have female characters you can look up to that not only are kicking some serious ass, but also you get to see their biggest flaws while doing so. I think it’s the reason why readers are so drawn to the character of Sienna – she’s strong, physically speaking, but she makes some questionable decisions in the process, but her journey to overcome her flaws is something that feels rewarding to see.

We were excited to hear that ‘Perfect Addiction’ is going to be made into a film! Can you tell us more about what we can expect, and any casting news you can share with us?

Yes, I can’t believe that it’s all happening! I am so excited that this project which began on Wattpad is now being given the opportunity to be turned into a full feature film with Wattpad WEBTOON Studios. The cast (Ross Butler, Kiana Madeira and Matthew Noszka) is amazing and I am so excited for my fans and readers of the series to see it on the big screen and for people to fall in love with these characters all over again. 

Erotic romance novels are quite the popular trend among even Gen Z readers! Why do you think this genre is so big?

I think as young women are coming into their own sexuality, they want to read their journeys reflected in fiction as well! Erotic romance was once something that maybe felt shameful to read, and it was purely marketed to older women. I love that we, as the new generation, can talk openly about our kinks and what we like from our partners.

When you are not busy writing books or writing songs, what kind of novels do you like to read? What is something that immediately hooks you in about a story?

Romance novels, for sure! An intriguing premise is always a must!

For any aspiring writers out there, what advice would you give, and how would you encourage them to set themselves apart from the rest of the crowd? 

Let your personality shine a little bit in your writing style! There are too many books out there that have a great premise but feels too bland in writing. Let loose and have fun! 

You can purchase and read a copy of Claudia Tan’s ‘Perfect Addiction’ on Wattpad and other bookstores now! Available in paperback and E-book.

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