Today on the blog I have someone a bit different for you. I have the wonderful Paige Mathews, writer of contemporary romance, BDSM and erotica. I know, I know, it's spicy for a Wednesday night right? But it should help to get you through untill Friday.
Claire C Riley
The Paige Matthews Interview
Other contacts/social media sites:
Twitter: @Paigematthews_3 (18+)
Link to Amazon page and or any other place that your books can be purchased:
Barnes and Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/devour-me-paige-matthews/1114798104?ean=2940016323510
CreateSpace E-Store: https://www.createspace.com/4120389
Amazon Kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BQR4MYG
Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BQR4MYG
Amazon CA: http://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00BQR4MYG/ref=tag_dpp_yt_edpp_rt/187-7991280-6639762#tag
Where did you grow up?
I grew up in a very small town in Connecticut, one where you pretty much knew everyone and they all knew you.
When did you start writing?
I started writing more journal like pieces during high school and then during my undergraduate degree I originally wanted to be a journalist. It wasn’t until my graduate degree where I started writing creative pieces including prose poetry, flash fiction and novels.
What made you start writing?
To be honest, writing was always a therapeutic activity for me, a way to work out all the confusion in my brain. During college, my love for reading, literature and writing blossomed and I felt that I had stories in my head that I wanted to share with others.
Is it something that you have always wanted to do?
Of course it is! Literature has always been an escape for me during my life. I was the kid with the book sitting in the corner rather than being a social butterfly. I always wanted to write my own novels and it wasn’t until after I pursued my degree in English and Writing that I felt confident enough to do it.
What is your favourite genre to read, and do you have any favourite books or authors you would like to recommend?
I enjoy mysteries and romance. I currently enjoy more erotica than anything else, but I go through phases J All of my favourite authors are the classics (at least to us) but include Hardy, Bronte, Ibsen, Shaw. Contemporary authors include Faulkner, Twain (not so contemporary) Tim O’Brien. Hot authors I like today are Tiffany Reisz, Maya banks, Sylvia Day and many, many more.
What about to write?
I primarily write erotica, but have a contemporary romance in progress and another idea brewing, which will be worked on after I finish my Devoured Club Series.
Do you write full time? If not, what do you do?
I wish I could write full-time, if I can manage half time I’m doing okay. I work a full-time job and am a wife, mommy and student. Writing occurs primarily when I can fit it in.
Do you ever base your characters on anyone that you know, or are they solely from your imagination?
Mostly my characters are from my imagination although I think all writers bring in characteristics of themselves or people they know. My character in my first novel and the lead in the second both possess characteristics, wants and desires of a certain person that I know, however, the character isn’t based solely on them.
ABOUT THE BOOK
Tell us about your latest book. The story/plot.
My current series actually revolves around a trio of Doms that own a BDSM club in Boston. Devour Me is about how an emotionally abused girl finds her way into the lifestyle and comes to terms with her desires and abuse. Consume Me, which is scheduled to come out in the Fall, revolves around two-self professed “singles” and their attempts to fight their attractions to one another while exploring the desires of BDSM, all while a stalker wreaks havoc on the female lead. Empower Me, scheduled to come out next spring, is about the final Dom and his need to face the mistakes of his past.
What gave you the idea?
I had the idea to focus a series on a club, and chronicle the issues of the three top Dominants/owners and the issues and insecurities that they face. I enjoy the idea of the entwined story lines.
What genre is it?
Erotica with BDSM elements
Who is your favourite character?
So far my favourite character is Marcus, our hero in book two.
I currently don’t have a worst character, although if I had to choose it would have been a supporting character in the first book.
What are your hopes for it?
Honestly, the first book has sold more copies than I’d ever imagined. My hopes are that the series will be entertaining to readers and that they enjoy the novels, although I know not everyone will. I love my characters and I hope readers do as well.
What’s the next project that you’re working on?
I am currently working on the next two books in the series and then a newer contemporary rocker romance.
What’s the best piece of advice that you have been given in regards to your writing?
That I actually can write! Seriously, my second semester in college I was told by a professor that I would never make it in the world of Literature and here I am, a self-published author with a few 5 star reviews. That’s enough for me J :)
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