Guest Author Interview – Vivian Ward

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Title: One Wild Night (A MFMM Ménage Romance)

Genre: Romance/Women’s Fiction

Synopsis:  What could possibly go wrong during a drunken game of truth or dare?

Some couples have their kinks, and Tom and Beth definitely have theirs. Being exhibitionists is a fun thrill that the two of them share, but Tom has a hidden fantasy that his wife doesn’t know about.
He’s always secretly hoped that one day a stranger would join them.

But then the perfect opportunity presents itself one wild night on a camping trip that his wife was never supposed to go on. When the couple starts playing drunken truth or dare with a couple of guys next to their campsite, things quickly get out of hand.

How far is too far when it comes to a dare?

Vivian Ward, Author

CH: Today’s Guest Author is Vivian Ward. She has been writing and creating fantasy worlds most of her life. Welcome to my blog, Vivian.

CH:  Can you tell us in one sentence, why we should read your book?

VW: It gives you an up close look at why people do the sexual things they do and how to deal with them.

CH: How did you come up with the premise of ‘truth or dare’ for One Wild Night?

VW: You might laugh at this, but I came up with the game of Truth or Dare for the story because of my kids. They’re always playing, and I play with them. I thought, ‘You know? This could be really interesting with adults, especially if they were drinking.’

CH: Is there a message in One Wild Night that you want the readers to grasp?

VW: The message in One Wild Night is that it’s okay to explore your sexual fantasies, especially with your spouse. Your partner should be the one person that you can trust and do anything with, including, but not limited to sexual exploration. Not only did Tom and Beth explore their sexual side, but they talked about it afterward—in great detail. Communication is always the key.

CH: Have you considered writing a series versus writing a standalone book?

VW: I’ve never written a series, but I do have a couple that I’ve been mapping out for some time. As for now, all of my books are standalone novels.

CH: Where do your ideas come from? 

 VW: People! I’m an avid reader, so sometimes I come up with story ideas from books, and sometimes they come from reading message boards. There have also been plenty of nights where I had a dream and woke up to email myself the dream—so I wouldn’t forget—because it was such a good story.

CH: Do you have a standard formula for plots or do stories come to you as a whole concept?

 VW: I don’t have a standard formula. I try to make each book different.

CH: Was it hard creating believable situations and issues or did you take them from real life and elaborate? 

VW: For me, it’s a challenge that I welcome. I like to find out what makes people tick and I like to ask, ‘What if?’

CH: What is different and exciting that you bring to your readers through your writing style?

VW: I try to walk in my character’s shoes and give the readers an honest story. A lot of them are based on real life experiences—either my own or ones that I’ve read—and all of my characters have a little of me sprinkled in them. That always makes for an entertaining person. LOL

CH: Where do you get inspiration for your characters?

VW: When I wrote One Wild Night, I wanted them to be a fun, connected couple. I drew a lot of that from my own marriage because my husband and I are so close. What can I say? He’s my partner in crime.

CH: Which character was hardest to write?

VW: Out of all of my books? Corbin from Rock-A-Bye Baby was the hardest to write. The reason for this is because I had a hard time connecting with him and because of that, I think my readers did, too.

CH: Which character was your favorite to write?

VW: Hmm. This is so hard. I can’t say any one character, but I loved writing Blake and Tasha from The Baby Is Mine and I loved writing Cathy and Brett from Our Dirty Secret. I might be biased though, because those are my two favorite books that I’ve written.

CH: Who would you consider to be a mentor for you as an author? 

VW: I can’t pick any particular author, but I use all authors as a mentor. You can learn something from everyone. I try to take away what I can and put my own spin on it. I do tend to favor Indie authors over traditionally published authors, but maybe it’s because I feel more connected to them.

CH: How long have you been writing in this genre?

VW: I’ve been writing contemporary romance since 2015. Before that, I published short erotica under several pen names.

CH: What can we expect next from you?

VW: Hot heros with strong heroines, who can lean on their (stronger) man and lots of HEA’s (Happily Ever After).

CH: How to Find Vivian Ward:

CH: Can you tell my audience where your book is sold?

VW: My entire catalog is exclusive to Amazon.

CH: Any closing remarks?

VW: Cheryl, I appreciate the opportunity for the author interview and look forward to meeting new readers. I’m a social butterfly, so don’t be afraid to say ‘Hi.’

CH: Thank you so much, Vivian Ward, for taking time out of your very busy writing schedule to join me and my blog followers.  It has been a real pleasure discussing your book with my audience.  And readers, if you’re like me and would enjoy this book.  I suggest you pick up a copy at your earliest convenience. 

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    • Vivian, You’re welcome. I enjoyed having you on my blog. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the questions. I try to ask questions that will give readers insight into the author and their writing. Thanks for sharing your book with my readers!

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