I would like to thank Sylvia Violet for taking the time to talk to us about Pressure Points. Check out Caroline’s reviews for Denying Yourself and Pressure Points. There is also a giveaway, so stay tuned for that.
Your latest release is Pressure Points. What can you tell us about it?
Pressure Points is the second book in the Pisgah Mountain Wolves series. It’s a contemporary-set m/m paranormal. This story focuses on Carl, the pack leader and manager of the inn that’s on pack territory. Carl got his heart broken in the first book of the series, and I couldn’t leave him in that place. In this story, Carl is under a lot of stress because of his brother who likes to cause trouble in the pack and Carl’s own unwillingness to delegate pack or hotel responsibilities. Justin, a human massage therapist who’s working at the hotel for the summer, insists on helping Carl deal with his stress and he’d like to do something about the wolf leader’s broken heart too.
What do you think is the most rewarding thing about writing M/M versus other genres?
I enjoy writing from a male POV and working through relationship dynamics that are different from those I’ve experienced in my own life. It’s challenging to create characters that resonate with both male and female readers and to describe the challenges they face from those who would condemn their relationships.
If you could have a conversation with any famous author, who would you want to get writing tips from and what skill of theirs would you like to emulate?
Jane Austen (I’m assuming I can time travel for this.) I’d love to know her character development strategies, because two hundred years after she wrote them, her characters still feel so real, like people I can imagine being friends with.
How important are secondary characters to your story telling? Do you actively try to have women characters in your M/M to balance the male focus of the MCs?
I enjoy creating secondary characters and some of them, even a few who appeared out of nowhere (*cough* Tristan from Wild R Farm *cough*) have gotten their own books and become very dear to me. Unless I’m writing a very short piece, I think well-rounded secondary characters are necessary to keep a story interesting. The main characters shouldn’t be operating in a vacuum. I do not necessarily set out to have female secondary characters, but I enjoy putting them in when they fit the story, and I do my best to make sure they have their own personalities rather than being stereotypes. The book I’m working on right now has a female police lieutenant who is quickly becoming one of my favorite people.
Do you read your reviews, and if so do they influence the way you write the next book at all? What’s the best thing you’ve ever had someone say about one of your books in an email or review?
I do read some of my reviews, especially those at m/m review sites. Great reviews of a book I’m considering a sequel for will help push me toward writing that next book and I will consider any constructive criticism if I think it will improve my writing. The best thing I’ve had readers say is that they didn’t want to say goodbye to my characters. Knowing I created a world that touched someone deeply means a lot to me.
If you could get one thing from a sex toy store without question, what would it be?
Hmmm. There are some secrets I’m not ready to reveal, so I’m gong to let Justin from Pressure Points answer that. He would love to get a vibrating butt plug for Carl. He can just imagine how it would drive him crazy.
If you could have a superpower, what would it be and why?
I love to have the ability to suspend time or to go back and relive the last few hours (like you can with a time turner in Harry Potter), because there are not enough hours in the day to write all the stories in my head, especially not when I also want to spend time with friends and family and meet my other responsibilities.
What is next, what are you working on?
Right now, I’m working on a story starring a ranch owner and an undercover cop who’s investigating drug running on the ranch. Andy, the cop, is concerned that ranch owner, Ken, is the guilty party, and Ken knows Andy’s hiding something but he can’t figure out what it is. Despite their concerns, neither of them can keep their hands off each other. After that, I’ll be working on the sequel to my SEAL story, Unexpected Rescue.
Where can readers find more about you on the web?
From the Publisher:
Pisgah Mountain Wolves: Book Two
It’s hard enough being an inn manager, serving at everyone’s beck and call, making sure all the guests are happy and the employees are paid on time. Add to that being a werewolf, a recovering alcoholic, and a pack leader. Add to that a brother who is trying to tear the pack apart and a dark past he can’t escape. Needless to say, Carl is under a lot of stress. Not helping: Justin, the inn’s human massage therapist—who Carl is trying not to fall for—has offered Carl a massage to “lower his stress levels.” As his boss, Carl can’t tell Justin his hands might lower stress levels, but they would raise something else.
Despite Carl trying to put him off, Justin won’t give in. Carl’s friends won’t leave him alone, and the divisions in the pack are near exploding. And it’s tourist season. The last thing Carl needs are wolf wars in the lobby. Like it or not, Carl is going to have to rely on Justin and the wolves who love him to teach him how to let go and get through everything without falling apart.
About the Author
Silvia Violet writes erotic romance in a variety of genres including paranormal, contemporary, sci fi, and historical. She can be found haunting coffee shops looking for the darkest, strongest cup of coffee she can find. Once equipped with the needed fuel, she can happily sit for hours pounding away at her laptop. Silvia typically leaves home disguised as a suburban stay-at-home-mom, and other coffee shop patrons tend to ask her hilarious questions like “Do you write children’s books?” She loves watching the looks on their faces when they learn what she’s actually up to. When not writing, Silvia enjoys baking sinfully delicious treats, exploring new styles of cooking, and reading to her incorrigible offspring.
I have a number of paperbacks, most of which are signed, to giveaway. Over the between now (11 Mar 2017) and 31 Mar 2017, every comment on the blog (this post and all other new posts), will be entered to win 1 of these paperbacks. There are also some misc swag items, so there will be a few packs of these to give away as well.
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