Night Owl

Thanks to Gitte Doherty and Jenny Aspinall from Totally Booked Blog for introducing me to a whole slew of new-to-me-writers and books to read. Gitte and Jenny’s joint reviews are entertaining and honest, and their author interviews are always an added bonus.

One of the books that I picked up after reading the review on Totally Booked Blog was NIGHT OWL by M. Pierce.

I had the pleasure of interviewing M. Pierce.

Following is our exchange.

Welcome to my blog, M. Pierce and thank you for taking time from your busy writing schedule to answer a few questions. If money were no object what destination would you travel to and what would you do?

M. Pierce: I would go to the Lake District and stay a while.

What song best describes your life?

M. Pierce: You’re So Vain.

If you could bring any of your characters in Night Owl to life for one day, who would you choose, why and what question would you ask this character?

M. Pierce: All the characters in Night Owl pretty much exist in real life.

Care to share your most embarrassing moment? I have a whole bunch of blogs posts filled with mine, would love to hear one of yours.

M. Pierce: Botched suicide.

As a writer myself, I know that inspiration for a story and characters can come from places that we least expect, from places, something we heard on the news, or even people we we’ve met. Where did the inspiration for creating Matt and Hannah’s story come from for you?

M. Pierce: The inspiration for Matt and Hannah’s story came from my life.

If we could put you in a time machine and get you back to your teen years, what advice would you give to your 21 year old self?

M. Pierce: Don’t do drugs. Seriously.

If you could be invisible for one day, where would you go and what would you do?

M. Pierce: I wouldn’t go anywhere or do anything different from the usual, because that would be creepy as fuck.

Do you have a TV guilty pleasure program?

M. Pierce: Game of Thrones.

If you had the opportunity to pen a novel with another writer, which five authors would you be at the top of your list for a collaboration project?

M. Pierce: I don’t play well with others.

What interesting tidbit can you tell us happened when you were researching NIGHT OWL?

M. Pierce: I bought sex toys for someone.

Do you have a favorite passage in NIGHT OWL that made you laugh out loud after you wrote it?

M. Pierce: Matt speaking to his dick (when he’s parked outside Hannah’s house) kind of makes me chuckle. 

Let’s say Hollywood comes knocking, who do you picture playing Matt & Hannah?

M. Pierce: I prefer to let readers imagine these things, though I’ve indicated elsewhere that a brunette curly-haired Scarlett Johansson might be nice for Hannah.

 Is there a plot line or trope that you would not want to explore in your novels?

M. Pierce: There are many things I would not like to explore in my fiction, including wealthy CEOs seducing ingenues or any variation on that theme, a dominant guy training a submissive, rape victims coming to grips with their trauma, girls with ruined lives learning to love again — basically anything that’s been overdone to the point of pain.

What’s up next in Matt and Hannah’s world, and when can your readers expect to read it?

M. Pierce: The publishing schedule is still under construction. My editors make these decisions and I have no say in the matter. Matt and Hannah’s story continues in Last Light, book two of the Night Owl Trilogy, and After Dark, book three.

Thanks again for giving us some insight into the writer behind NIGHT OWL.

HEIDI WILEY is back with her review of NIGHT OWL.

NOI loved the premise of this book, a reclusive author that needs an online writing partner with no ties to who they really are, but the more they get to know each other, the craving for more spills into the real world.

Author M. Pierce carefully crafts the dialogue and thoughts of Matt and Hannah so we can experience how the written word and the sound of someone’s voice can be just as erotic as the human touch, and when they do find each other, their connection is already so deep, they risk all that is safe, to feel the pleasure only they can give each other.

Matt sexually dominates every move but the desire to pull Hannah closer into his life makes him vulnerable to past demons crashing his control. Using duel points of view, this author shows the complexity of their emotions from the hot sex to when the private life they have carved out goes dark and their choices become more complicated. In the unique way that the first part of this trilogy is written, this novel foreshadows an even more perplexing entanglement to come.

A short blurb: (This is on Amazon.)

“Tautly written, complex, and vibrating with a dark sensuality that will have you at once blushing and anxious. You’ll think you have this book pegged . . . but you’ll be wrong.”—Christina Lauren, New York TimesUSA Today, and international bestselling authors of The Beautiful Bastard series

From bestselling ebook author M. Pierce comes the first novel in a provocative erotic trilogy where an anonymous online writing partnership turns into an uncontrollable, passionate obsession

At twenty-eight, Matt Sky has the perfect life. He has a beautiful girlfriend, a massive inheritance, and four national bestsellers — all penned under his airtight alias, M. Pierce.

At twenty-seven, Hannah Catalano is a train wreck. Her boyfriend is a deadbeat and her job is abysmal.

Matt and Hannah meet online as writing partners. Their relationship is safe, anonymous, and innocent…

Until Matt sees a picture of Hannah. Hannah’s picture sparks an attraction Matt is powerless to ignore. When circumstance brings Matt and Hannah together, the strangers begin a love story that’s passionate, poignant, unforgettable, and unstoppable.

M. Pierce on the Internet:

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