Destroy Me by Ayden K. Morgen Book Tour and Giveaway :)
Ayden is the Amazon Bestselling author of the Ragnarök Prophesies series. She lives in the heart of Arkansas with her childhood sweetheart/husband of fourteen years, and their furry minions. When not writing, she spends her time hiking, reading, volunteering, causing mischief, and building a Spork army.
- It never stops being awkward when someone I've known my entire life reads my books. It's even more awkward when they want to discuss them with me. No.
- People are always surprised by how much I know about sex as a result of writing. I like to know what I'm talking about, so I do actually research certain things.
- I've bribed my husband into helping with research more than a few times. Sometimes, I need to know if something is actually possible or if it's awkward. Being able to see it in action helps! It's especially helpful when writing about a man as tall as Roman.
- There are only so many ways you can write about penetration. My editing notes to myself always make me laugh because I'm quick to tell myself to STFU about using certain words again, especially if I'm tired when I'm editing. "Look, lady, you've said thrust 84 times. Change this shit already!"
- No, I don't watch porn often. Give me erotic romance any day. I find words so much sexier than video. As with above, there are only so many ways you can see penetration. Visually, it's not particularly erotic!
- That said…one scene in this series may or may not have been inspired partially by porn. I don't even remember the specific of the scene. I just remember watching it and thinking how hot it was to see this man focused completely on his partner's pleasure instead of his own as he made her orgasm over and over. There aren't many pornos out there like that! Seeing it from an observer's standpoint was incredibly erotic.
- I have some very frank conversations with friends and readers about what words ruin a scene. Core, channel, and passage always top the list for a lot of us, myself included. Moist is a no-go for pretty much everyone. So is the "c" word unless it's used in very, very specific ways (ie: the hero says it specifically because of how filthy it sounds).
- I learned to write sex scenes with the help of Twitter. Followers would sometimes tweet photos (usually from Tumblr), and I would write a little flash fiction piece inspired by that photo. It really helped!
- The very first part of this series I wrote was actually this teaser. It so perfectly fit the steamier aspects of Mila and Roman's story.
- When I interviewed for my current job, we had an entire conversation about Fifty Shades of Grey and erotic romance. One of the two interviewers left for another job the week I was hired, but she's now a member of my Review Team!