Author Interview: Lena Matthews

The Basics
Lena Matthews
Genre(s): Erotic Contemporary, I/R, M/M, Ménage, BDSM
Publisher(s): Ellora’s Cave, Samhain, Loose Id

To Other Authors

What are the three MOST important pieces of advice you would give to a brand new author?

  • 1) Get a critique partner and make sure this person is someone who can tell you when you need make a change in your manuscript. You may not make that change, but you at least need to hear it. 2) Don’t take it personal. Not everyone is going to like what you write and it’s not a criticism of you or your talent. 3) Thoroughly research any publisher before you sign a contract. This is a business after all and you need to protect yourself and your interests.

What’s your favorite way to advertise?

  • My yahoo group, because it enables me to keep in contact with my readers.

What hard-knock lesson did the publishing world teach you (can be your own experience or someone else’s that you learned from)?

  • Just because Linda Howard does it, it doesn’t mean I can do it too.

For the Readers

What are you reading, if anything, at the moment?

  • ePistols at Dawn by ZA Maxfield

Do you prefer ebooks or print for your reading pleasure?

  • My preference is for a good book and I’ll read it in whatever format it’s in.

Name three of your all-time-favorite, read-them-over-and-over books.

  • Only three? That’s hard, so I’m just going to name three on my keeper bookshelf. One on One by Tabitha King, Incubus Dreams by Laurell K. Hamilton, Night Magic by Charlotte Vale-Allen

Idle Curiosity Compels Me to Ask

– What inspired you to be a writer?

  • Misplaced cocky pride. I read a couple of really bad books and thought I could do better. I wasn’t necessarily right about that, but by then it was too late and I was writing.

– What do you do immediately after finishing a manuscript?

  • Turn off my computer and try to remind my children who their mother is.

– Do you talk to your characters or your muse or both?

  • Both

Promo Section


~ Most Recent Release ~

Double Dare just released from Ellora’s Cave and is the last book in the Naughty Games series.

ISBN 9781419923616

Paige Reyes is going to kill Shane Oxley if it’s the last thing she does. Not only did the cold-hearted blackmailer force her to attend his thirtieth birthday party, he used her love for her brother to do it, giving her just one more reason to dislike him. Not that she needed it.

No matter how justified Paige’s reasons are for avoiding him, Shane refuses to be without her for another second. Thanks to a risky game of Double Dare three years ago, Shane made the biggest mistake of his life and lost Paige in the process. Now all he wants is an opportunity to make it right again.

The birthday surprise is on Paige though. If Shane only has one chance with her, then he’s going to do everything he can to change her heart. The gloves are off and everything is fair game.


~ Coming Soon ~

I’m currently working on my third story in the Bad Boys series, Something to Talk About. It is an interracial, BBW story about Minta and Wyatt. This will be submitted to Loose Id, but there is no release date as of yet.

Learn More

– Website: www.lenamatthews.com

– Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/profile.php?id=1543231553

– Blog/Newsletter http://lenamatthews.com/newsletterfiles/july09.htm

– Yahoo Group: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lenamatthews/

Thanks, Lena!!

Join me next week for an interview with Jody Wallace.