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.
Sounds like some great advice. I’ll have to remember that for myself.
In addition to that, do you have any advice for writers who might be struggling with their first novels?
I think the first book can be the hardest to write because, as inexperienced writers, we have a vision of how we want our story to turn out, and we stop and agonize over each bit. Don’t do that. The worst book you can write will be better than the best book you can never finish.
More great advice, I’d say.
And how did you celebrate the publication of your first book?
Lots of vodka. Also, there was crying. Mostly crying.
Well, I sure hope those were happy tears because that was one great book, and you should have been very proud.
Have you ever left any of your books to stew for months on end or even a year?
Yes. I’m a firm believer that there is a time and place for every story. Sometimes a story just isn’t ready to come out, and as frustrating as that can be, putting it down and returning later when it’s good and ready to be finished does wonders for my sanity. The longest I’ve gone with leaving a story was eight months.
Wow. I’ll bet many readers can’t imagine that, let alone how long it takes from start to finish to write a full-sized novel that they gobble up in just a few days.
In addition to what’s already available to us and your latest release that will be out soon, can you give us a hint of what you are currently working on?
I’m currently working on a gothic paranormal romance involving a sinfully sinister fae duke with a dark and mysterious curse. I’m loving writing this because it infuses elements of gothic fiction that I love, such as the creepy mansion of the hill, deadly secrets, and ghosts, and combines it with the possessive alpha hero of paranormal romance along with a feisty heroine who keeps him on his toes.
Sounds absolutely delicious, and I can’t wait to read it!
Lastly, I’d like to share with our readers something many probably wouldn’t guess about you, at least not by reading your stories. Many writers dream of their books being turned into movies, but I understand you have something slightly different in mind.
Yes, I do. I love the theater. I would most especially love to see one of my stories adapted into a play just so I can watch everyone squirm as I write steamy romance, so it would be a very different kind of play.
That it would, and I’d be one of the first in line for a ticket!
Thank you so much for sharing with us today. I have no doubt everyone who reads this will be as excited as I am for the release of A Dance With Men and Devils on May 15th.
And if you haven’t yet indulged in the Wyld Fae Series, I strongly suggest you hurry and do that now! I promise you’ll be so glad you did.
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