Aiden pens sensual tales filled with dark vampires, wicked fae, fiery witches, and deliciously dangerous demons.
Aiden, thank you so much for taking this time to share a bit of yourself with readers. I promise not to keep you long as I know you have several stories in the works, and I most definitely want to let you get back to them. I’m already hyped to the hilt to sink into another Aiden Pierce fairytale. However, I imagine, among other questions, many readers are curious to know where you get your story ideas, so I’ll get right to it.
Now, I know you currently have three books out there for us to sink into, and I have most certainly thoroughly enjoyed each one. But readers should know that you also have a fourth, the last in the Wyld Fae Series scheduled for release on May 15th. So, I want to start by encouraging anyone who has not yet indulged in this series to start at the beginning because I just know you will fall in love with Aiden’s Wyld world as well as her characters, and the conclusion of their story is only days away!
So, let’s start at the beginning. Can you tell us what books might have influenced your life the most?
When I was little, the first fantasy series I ever read was The Edge Chronicles. It’s a middle-grade epic fantasy filled with swashbuckling sky pirates and heart-pounding adventure. I instantly fell in love with not only fantasy but literature in general.
Sounds like you went into writing knowing exactly what genre inspired you the most.
So, in your opinion, what is the most important aspect of a story’s success?
I think the most important thing is the ability of the story to pull the reader into a world they don’t want to leave.
I agree with you on that wholeheartedly and couldn’t have said it better.
Tell us about your writing style and how you believe it might differ from other writers?
The first word that comes to mind is ‘flowery.’ Someone once told me to write in the simplest way I can to make it easy for readers to consume the story, but I realized much later that this wasn’t good advice. At least, not for me. It took me a long time to accept and love the way I write, which is poetic prose filled with rich imagery. And I find this well suited for my genre, which is fantasy romance.
Well, as one of your biggest fans, I can say that you most definitely pull me into your world and keep me there, and I believe your prose, which I adore, has a lot to do with that.
Has there ever been a time when you were unable to write?
I’m a plotter, so rarely do I ever get writer’s block. Whenever I’m unable to write, it’s usually because of burnout.
Any tips you would like to share to overcome it?
Burnout generally happens because I’m working too hard and have been starring at my own work for too long. To avoid burnout, I recommend scheduling breaks. Don’t be afraid to put down your work and step away to work on something else so you can come back with a fresh perspective. And be sure to consume more media than you produce.