Author Interview with BDSM Author Angel Payne

Angel Payne

Angel Payne

Angel Payne

Bio

Hello! I’m Angel Payne. I’ve enjoyed a lifelong love of reading, from the day I finished my first book, “Ann Likes Red,” at the age of 3. I penned my first full-length “novel,” an 80-page story about a time-traveling family, for a 5th-grade school project. From there, you could say I was hooked. In middle school, I moved to the hardcore stuff: the paragraph-at-a- time “swap-stories” with all my besties. (C’mon…don’t lie …you remember those too!) Needless to say, the stories featured lots of French kissing, mindless groping and angsty drama – but I knew I’d found a niche when I was invited to participate in several more swap-stories on campus.

Some years, various entertainment writing gigs and a half- dozen historical romances later, I discovered the world of erotica – and home. (Not to mention a great place for all that angst I never gave up.) I love this genre – change that to LOVE this genre – and hope my stories speak to your heart as well as your blood pressure, as well as your courage to explore new things and express your truth in beautiful new ways.

And where do I do all this? Well, if you ask my hubz, he’d likely say “on another planet,” especially if I’m in story- brewing mode! The rest of the time, I live in Southern California with him and our gorgeous child, where I’m abnormally interested in travel, coffee, wine, shoes, super heroes, fetish wear, ridiculous pop culture trends – but most of all, hearing from fellow readers and erotica lovers like you!

Remember: play safe, love completely and never, ever be ashamed to live your truth.

 

Social Media Links

www.angelpayne.com

https://www.facebook.com/angelpaynewrites

@AngelPayneWrtr

 

Links To Purchase Your Books, if available

http://www.amazon.com/Submissive-W-I-L-D-Warriors- Domination-ebook/dp/B00BLP8NM0/ref=sr_1_1? ie=UTF8&qid=1362852302&sr=8- 1&keywords=angel+payne

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/saved-by-his-submissive- angel-payne/1114718615?ean=2940016348384

https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/290059

https://www.allromanceebooks.com/product- savedbyhissubmissive-1094861-147.html

 

When did you first realize you wanted to be an Author?

That’s sort of a two-parter. I’ve loved writing all my life–but never thought of it as a profession until I was an adult, and I got hooked on romances. After that, I just felt…well..”called,” if you will. I knew it was what I wanted to do more than anything. To make people feel the same way that I do, when I get lost in a great book…well, wow. That’s just a cool feeling.

 

What would you say is your interesting quirk that only happens when you are writing? 

Wow! Great question! I’d say that the most interesting thing that happens is that I get very introverted. Since I’m a naturally outgoing person, it sort of freaks out the people around me. My brain goes on “tunnel vision,” and I cannot think of anything else other than the people in my world. It’s kind of selfish, in a way. I hate it that I shut off to everyone else, but inside my mind, I’m in heaven!

 

What was one of the most surprising things you learned in writing your books? 

I learn something that shocks me with EVERY new book. LOL! But…I’d have to say, in seriousness, that it was learning about my more naughty tendencies, if you will. Many moons ago, I was working on a Young Adult book (okay, stop laughing). Needless to say, the YA sucked ASS. I was racking up some rejections and feeling supremely disappointed. Well, a dear friend for years has been Shayla Black. She has known me since I had some historical romances published back in the 90’s. She kept calling and bugging me..”Join me on the dark side…you’ll like it here…I promise!!” She convinced me to write the first few chapters of an erotic romance. I indulged her. And…I loved it. The words flowed. I uncovered this entirely new side of my head that I never knew existed. It was pretty awesome!

 

Where did you get ideas for your books?

I get them from everywhere! If I enjoy a book or a movie, I then try to dissect WHY I liked it…and take that inspiration into the work. But other things influence me, as well. People I meet. Experiences I have. I recently got to swim with a dolphin for the first time in my life. Now I’m DYING to work that into a book.

 

Out of all the books you have written which is your favorite and why? 

My favorite is always the one I’ve just finished…so definitely Saved By His Submissive. Garrett Hawkins rescued me from being morose about missing Dante Tieri, who’d been the hero of my December 2012 release, “Star Of Wonder.” I fall in love with each and every one of my heroes.

 

Is your book considered Erotica, Romance with a few spicy scenes or YA and Why? 

I write erotic romance. Yes, there IS a world called erotic romance. Let me explain what this means. In erotica, the hero (or heroine’s) journey is more about sexual/sensual discovery, and the main plot is about them learning something about themselves sexually. In EROTIC ROMANCE, there is a larger story. The journey is about two people (and sometimes even three or four) who have something else to overcome, other than what’s between the sheets. Their sexual/sensual relationship reflects and supports this journey, but it’s not the SOLE journey of the book. I’ll be completely bold and use my new book, Saved By His Submissive, as an example. Garrett and Sage have a relationship to redefine, and new ways they must learn to communicate. Along the way to accomplishing that, they have a bad guy who’s escaped from jail, and is now after Sage. They have media and paparazzi to dodge. And they have to figure out where they stand with each other, in light of a new dynamic that they both now crave: the world of Dominance and submission. Swirl them all together, and you have issues of trust, communication, surrender and acceptance to deal with. Sounds like fun, huh?

 

What do you think makes a good story? 

Human struggle.The truths that ALL of us share, and the values we all hold dear. The quest for our ultimate love, happiness, redemption, triumph. They’re the things that clutch at our gut and MOVE OUR HEARTS. I don’t care if you’re reading Grisham, King, Meyer, Steele or Payne (tee hee); whether you’re into vampires, soldiers, lovers, cops, doctors or even ditch diggers. Connect me to the human experience of your character, and you’ll have a fan in me for life.

 

Who are some of your favorite Authors? 

Oh my GOD. Ready for a LIST ? Ummm….Shayla Black, Sophie Oak, Kallypso Masters, Cari Silverwood, Cherise Sinclair, Anabel Joseph, Tom Clancy, Mark Owen, Stephen King, Lynda Chance, Indigo Sin, Jenna Jacob, Eden Bradly, JA Rock…and so many more that won’t fit into my brain right now.

 

Zach Roerig

Zach Roerig

If you could pick one actor to play a character in your book in the movie version, who would it be? 

LOVE this question. I actually base all my characters on real-life actors. Most of it is for a physical “picture” in my head, because my books have a tendency to unfurl for me like a mental movie, but I also like to borrow a bit of what they are like as performers, too. For Garrett, I used the wonderful Zach Roerig, who equal parts rugged male and sensitive lover. He was a great inspiration for Garrett.

 

What sets your book apart from others of the same genre? 

I’d like to think that the strength of my story helps to draw readers to the books. I really work hard to try and write great human conflict in addition to hot love scenes and deep emotion. Let me repeat: DEEP emotion. I don’t like to scratch the surface of characters. I drill down into their psyches. If you’re into that, you’re going to enjoy my stuff.

 

Who are some of the people that influenced your love of writing? 

All of the people whom I love to read, of course. But I’d be remiss in not giving a massive grateful shout-out to my amazing husband, who has believed in me every step of the way. I also have a safety net of incredible friends and fellow writers.

 

If you had one piece of advice for an aspiring Author what would it be? 

Revise. Revise. Revise. Get feedback, then revise some more. Guess what? That part never goes away, either–so make it a habit now.

 

What would you like to say to friends and family of Authors (not just your own)? 

THANK YOU for putting up with us!

 

Is there anything else you want to share?  

Only deep gratitude. Major, huge, thanks and love for connecting to the work, for reading it and appreciating it.

 

Please Post an Excerpt from 1 of your books with the book title 

I’ll give you one of my favorite parts of Saved By His Submissive.

 

“Sage. I said wait.”

She hated herself for stopping. The ire soaked the words she turned and spat at him. “Right. The same way you stopped and waited when walking out on me at the embassy?”

 

For a second, remorse flashed across his features. It got burned away the next second, as usual, by the overbearing jerk he pulled on more comfortably than those shorts. “Damn it. I’ve explained myself for that. I’ve eaten my hat with you for that. Don’t go piecing that one together on me again,sugar.”

Before she could help herself, she marched over and jammed a finger in his chest. “Don’t ‘sugar’ me.”

“Fine. But you won’t leave the house again without telling me where you’re going.”

She jumped both her brows. “Excuse me?”

“You heard me, sug—” He jammed his lips together. “You heard me.”

Those last three syllables made Sage’s pulse freeze on a few beats. No, not the words. His inflection on them. Low. Anxious. Ominous. Sage raised her gaze and looked at him. Really looked. As she did, slivers of ice shot through her body. Holy crap. She’d been slammed so senseless by Garrett’s fury, she didn’t have time to breathe and remember one of the most basic psychology rules they were taught in Medical Department Basic.Anger was most often spawned by fear.

He wasn’t mad at her. He was afraid for her. From the staunch set of his shoulders to the pulse hammering in his throat, the truth of it came into glaring focus. He was terrified.

Sage pulled her hand back, but didn’t surrender her position. “What’s going on, Garrett?” she asked softly. “What are you not telling me?”

He turned his gaze back to the shore. That didn’t prevent her from watching more smoke drop over his eyes. “Just leave me a note the next time you go swimming.”

She blinked. Well, hell. So much for the whole attempt at understanding the ogre. His fist of a tone became a punch to her gut, twisting around everything there in a mix of dread, fury and frustration.

“Fine,” she spat back. “And I’ll eat my damn cauliflower too. Thanks, dad.”

It was more than a snarky comment, and they both knew it. The guy who’d contributed his sperm to create her hadn’t been around for her since a drunken rant after her tenth birthday party. She’d been through enough therapy since then to realize she’d likely never speak the word “dad” with affection in this lifetime. Garrett loved her anyway. At least he used to. She wasn’t so sure what he felt for her anymore. Remarkably, her little bratty test made the slash of his mouth soften a little. He reached and palmed the back of her head, making her breath catch from the warmth it spread through her. When he pressed his lips to her forehead, she released the breath on a sappy sigh.

“You hate cauliflower,” he whispered.

His steps back up the dock were wide, heavy, and resigned. Sage yanked the towel tighter as she watched him eat up the distance with his strides, letting an equally long thread of bittersweet emotion wind around her heart. A little smile curled her lips. He really remembered…even all the little stuff. And his whisper, given with such tenderness, told her that more than a few embers of his old self still burned inside his warrior’s shell.

Those sparks gave her hope. Maybe, if those cinders were mixed with the smokescreen he’d billowed to keep the whole world out, they could kindle into something new, someone new. A Garrett who was burned yet better. Different but stronger.

A man who could handle the woman she’d become.

She realigned her stance and held her head high. Okay, there was hope. Yeah, it was going to take more bratty moves, more pissing him off, and a lot more of staying one step ahead of him, especially to find out what had caused that new fear in his stare and that new coil of tension in his shoulders.

But the hope was here. The hope was real.

As she let it fill her heart, she smiled and murmured, “Yeah, dork. You hate cauliflower too.”

Saved By His Submissive

Saved By His Submissive

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About Elizabeth Delana Rosa

Elizabeth Delana Rosa has always been a writer and reader. When she first learned letter and words in Kindergarten, she wrote about pigs who “groo” wings and became “butterfys.” Elizabeth knew way back then that she would have a love affair with books. They have overtaken her life and have been a constant companions. Now over 20 years later, that love flows over into writing blogs, reviews, poetry and fantasy novels. Her blog recently broke the 3000 followers mark.

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