Interview with Silvia Violet

What motivated you to become an indie author?
One of the publishers I was working with was closing, and I had several books that needed to be republished. I decided to give indie publishing a try rather than attempting to place them with another publisher. I'm so glad I made that move. I've loved being an indie author.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
The thing I love most about writing is hearing from readers who have enjoyed my stories, especially if something I wrote made their day better, helped them escape reality for awhile, or touched them in some deeper way.
Who are your favorite authors?
Some of my favorite authors are Jane Austen, Mary Jo Putney, TJ Klune, NR Walker, and Tessa Dare.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read more contemporary and paranormal MM romance than anything else, but I also read plenty of MF romance, mostly historical and small town contemporary. I also read some historical mysteries and non-fiction, primarily biographies.
When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
I love to bake and to experiment with new cuisines. I also enjoy cross stitching, hiking, and yoga. And of course I spend a lot of my free time reading.
What drives you to keep on writing?
Knowing that readers are excited about my books and the fact that I can't imagine any job I would enjoy more.
Do you have a muse or a “constant reader”?
I don't have a muse per se but I do try to keep in mind my ideal reader when I'm writing. This helps me stay focused on who my audience is, what they've come to expect from my writing, the tropes they would enjoy, the elements they expect in a romance book, etc.
What is your writing process?
I'm not a plotter. I have just a very basic idea of the story and where it begins and ends before I start writing. i write a fast, messy first draft that is really just a framework for the story. Then I go through a second time and fill it in. This is when the story really emerges. I do a third draft to polish sentence structure and get rid or more errors before sending it to my editor.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I remember having Charlotte's Web read to me when I was around three years old. Even at that age, it had a huge impact on me. I loved the characters, and they seemed completely real to me.
Describe your desk
My desk is quite messy. I have stack of notes, books, and receipts strewn across it. I try to clean it off frequently, but it seems to just attract more clutter. There's a hutch attached and I have some Pop figures, special stones, and some candles on top.
What is the one thing you want your readers to know about your books?
My books will always have an HEA because I want readers to feel good after they finish reading them. My characters may go through some hard times or have something tragic in their backstory, but I will always make sure things work out for so they find true love.
Published 2018-11-14.
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Books by This Author

Fitting In: The Complete Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 202,020. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Two cops walk into a bar. Mason, the bartender, waits for the punch line, because no way are these ridiculously hot men real cops. They’re straight out of a fantasy. But he quickly learns that Jack and Gray are the real deal, and they want him in the worst way. This collection contains all 5 titles in the Fitting In series.
Painfully Attractive
Series: Love and Care, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,950. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Wren has contemplated the fine line between pleasure and pain for years, but when he finally gets up the nerve to make his fantasies reality, things go terribly wrong. His father’s best friend, Leo, comes to his rescue, and Wren knows instantly that Leo is the perfect person to introduce him to the world he longs to explore.
Demanding Discipline
Series: Love and Care, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,010. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Sean uses his sassy mouth and bratty behavior to distance himself from others. He’s afraid to care too deeply for anyone or anything. But the walls he’s built have turned his life into a hot mess. No matter how many times he resolves to change, he falls right back into his old patterns. Then he meets Blake, a man who’s not afraid to use a firm hand with Sean.
After the Weekend
Series: Love and Care, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,680. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
What Graham and Avery thought would be a single night of pleasure turned into so much more. Their needs and desires lined up perfectly, and by the time they parted after three glorious days, they both knew there was far more than lust between them. Both men want their relationship to continue, but they will have to answer some hard question to make things work between them.
Father of the Groom
Series: Love and Care, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,750. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Avery and Graham meet at a wedding, attraction sizzles between them, and they end up spending an insanely hot night together. Graham makes sure Avery knows exactly who’s in charge in bed, but afterwards, he’s exquisitely gentle. This is just what Avery needs, and Graham is certain he’s finally found a man who desires what he has to give.
Law and Supernatural Order Bundle
Series: Law and Supernatural Order. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 103,600. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
The Law and Supernatural Order Bundle contains four complete humorous shapeshifter novellas: Sex on the Hoof, Paws on Me, Dinner at Foxy's, and Hoofin' it to the Altar. Save 40% off the price of buying them individually.
Lace-Covered Compromise
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 47,380. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2017 by Riptide Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Kingston Corp.’s future clash with Adam’s need to stave off financial disaster—Adam is furious. He’s willing to do whatever it takes to wrest control of Kingston Corp. from Nate.
Getting Hitched
Series: Fitting In. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,910. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Last Valentine’s Day, Gray proposed to his lovers, Jack and Mason. The three of them can’t legally marry, but they’ve spent the summer planning a formal commitment ceremony. And nothing—not nerves, Gray being assigned the case from hell, or the August heat—will keep them from saying their vows in front of their friends. Join Gray, Jack, and Mason as they prepare to get hitched.
In cerca di equilibrio
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,240. Language: Italian. Published: April 17, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jack, Gray e Mason hanno accettato il fatto che l'amore sia di molti tipi e si sono abituati alla loro relazione a tre. Le cose non sono state facili, e ora che Mason si è rimesso a studiare e Gray è interessato a diventare un detective, Jack si sente solo. I suoi compagni non ci sono più molto spesso, e a lui manca lo starsene stesi a letto insieme, a godersi i benefici di vivere con due uomini.
Well-Tailored: A Thorne and Dash Companion Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,220. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Marc longs for a grand romance, but he doubts he’ll ever be that lucky. Then he meets Darius, an arrogant tailor who pushes all his buttons. When Darius offers him a job, Marc hesitates—he needs a direction for the future, not another man who doesn’t believe in relationships.
Hoofin' It to the Altar
Series: Law and Supernatural Order, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,800. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Deer shifter Jason Fleetfoot and vampire detective Drew Danvers have been together for a year. When Drew proposes, Jason is thrilled but shocked—vampires aren’t usually the marrying kind, even the few who side with the good guys.
Perfect Alignment
Series: Thorne and Dash. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,400. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Thorne proposed to Riley. Riley accepted. Thorne thought that was that. They’d take a trip, get married, and spend a week luxuriating in a five-star hotel with occasional excursions to fabulous restaurants. Riley imagined a traditional wedding with all the trappings. With all their friends and family. At Christmas. Reaching their happily ever after won't be as simple as either of them imagined.
Sentirsi a casa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,060. Language: Italian. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Due poliziotti entrano in un bar. Mason, il barista, pensa a uno scherzo, perché è praticamente impossibile che due uomini così sexy possano essere veri poliziotti. Sembrano usciti da una fantasia erotica in uniforme. Ma ben presto capisce che Jack e Gray fanno sul serio e lo desiderano ardentemente.
Meteor Strike
Series: Astronomers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,490. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Astro-physicist Matthew Dansk falls for one of his colleagues during a research trip, but Alan won’t tell anyone he’s gay and he never goes out with the same man twice. Matt is looking for a serious relationship and he doesn’t date men who are in the closet. When the two men part ways, Matt does his best to forget his feelings for Alan. Then they wind up in neighboring hotel rooms at a conference.
Dinner at Foxy's
Series: Law and Supernatural Order, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,590. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Fox shifter Luke runs Foxy’s Chicken Shack, known for the best and spiciest chicken in town. For months he’s had his eye on Silas, a young cop who patrols the area around his restaurant. Thanks to Luke's cousins, things blow up, literally, and Silas is injured. Luke will do whatever it takes to see his cousins brought to justice so there can be a chance at love for this fox shifter and his cop.
Astronomical
Series: Astronomers. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When sexy, kilt-wearing astronomy professor Greg MacIntyre moves in next door, Blake Theriot knows he's in trouble. Blake is a research librarian, and he likes things orderly and controlled, except in his secret fantasies where he craves a big, powerful man like Greg to shake things up.
Personal Entanglement
Series: Thorne and Dash, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,630. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Several months ago Thorne hired Riley as an escort. They fell hard for each other and made their relationship personal rather than professional. Every moment they spend in bed is pure bliss, but good sex can’t solve all their problems. Thorne and Riley will have to rely on their love for each other to help them find the balance between independence and entanglement.
Paws On Me
Series: Law and Supernatural Order, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
When a murder investigation brings police lieutenant, Seth Morrison, and flirtatious bear shifter, Brandon Lord, together, passion roars to life. They’re both willing to break the rules to be together. Because as mismatched as they might seem, each man is exactly what the other needs.
Un Amour Bouleversant
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,010. Language: French. Published: February 12, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Billy Lawson désire une véritable relation, et il venait juste d'abandonner tout espoir quand il rencontre Levi, un métamorphe blessé qui a besoin de son aide. Levi est peut-être le bon, mais, d'abord, Billy doit le sauver de son dangereux passé.
Going Deep
Series: Fitting In. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 47,360. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Gray, Jack, and Mason are back. Their threeway relationship keeps growing stronger, and Gray 's feelings for his partners run deeper than he ever thought possible. While he’s learned to be romantic at home, at work, he’s still a big tough cop that nobody wants to cross.
Savage Wolf
Series: Law and Supernatural Order. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,030. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
I’m Wolf, Officer Aidan “Wolf” Savage. I’m a werewolf. But unlike most of my kind these days, I’m one of the good guys. When a white-tailed deer shifter comes leaping into my life, she makes my body hotter than an erupting volcano. She’s on the run, and she doesn’t want my help. But I’m not about to let her get herself killed, and I’ll use any means necessary to keep her safe.
Sex on the Hoof
Series: Law and Supernatural Order, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,980. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
A stag and a vampire. Mortal peril. True love. After years of taking chances, he’s working as a crime lab technician, and he’s determined to forgo the risky behavior of his past. Then he meets Drew Danvers, the only undead detective in the city. Jason hates vampires, or does he?
Professional Distance
Series: Thorne and Dash, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,170. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Thorne hires Dash as an escort, it’s lust at first sight. After a few scorching nights together, both men start to wonder if what’s between them is more than physical, but their age gap and resistance to romance make them afraid to change their professional relationship to a personal one.
The Professor Collection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica
Have you ever fantasized about a professor? Go on. Admit it. Then check out these four erotic stories featuring sizzling hot professors.
Shifters' Station
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,570. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Years ago, the Terran Government betrayed special forces officer Marc Devlin, forcing him to flee for his life. He rescued several fellow officers and built a new life as the head of his own mercenary force. With two highly unlikely allies, Kirlos, a former Cerian diplomat, and Larissa, a skilled pilot, Marc discovers something he never thought he'd experience, love.
Unexpected Engagement
Series: Unexpected. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,830. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Erotic, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Simon McLeod was a promising naval captain before CIA agents forced him to fake his death and join their ranks. Since that horrible night, Simon has focused on finding the men responsible for ending his career. He’s close now, but he needs help from the man he loves. The problem is Edgar is straight, has no idea how Simon feels, and threatened to strangle him the last time they were together.
The Professor's Rent Boy
Series: Professors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Dr. Lucas Caldwell works up the nerve to visit a high-end sex club, he discovers Gavin, the student he’s fantasized about for the last year, working there. Gavin offers to be his companion for the evening, and Lucas can’t make himself say no to his favorite dirty fantasy.
Professor for Two
Series: Professors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,580. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Chemistry graduate student Sean Carson’s favorite form of procrastination is fantasizing about his office mate, Ben. When he learns Ben and department hottie, Dr. Stevens, are sharing a lot more than research techniques, Sean is too turned on to be shocked, even when they invite Sean to join them.
Professor for Dessert
Series: Professors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,430. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
Jaden wants his history professor, and now that the semester is over, he’s going to have him. But mild-mannered Dr. Perkins has a few surprises up his sleeve.
The Professor's Desk
Series: Professors. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,590. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Gay Erotica, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
When Jason finds a very interesting toy in Dr. Michaels office, he decides to give the professor a demonstration. If he’s lucky, his efforts will lead to the two of them testing the sturdiness of Dr. Michaels’s desk.
Coming Clean
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,810. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
When Connor, a former Force Recon Marine who runs a housecleaning business, is hired by English professor Jeremy Parks, to get his house market-ready, he’s startled by how attracted he is to his client despite their differences. But Connor's past weighs heavily on him. He’s not certain he can be the man Jeremy needs, but no man has ever made him want to take a risk like Jeremy does.
Étre Soi-Méme
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,920. Language: French. Published: April 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
Coleman Wilder est un loup-garou métis. Certains jours, la tension entre son côté humain et ses instincts de loup-garou menace de le déchirer. Mais le défi que représente la gestion d’une ferme équestre en tant qu’homme gay dans une ville conservatrice du Tennessee, lui permet de se concentrer, jusqu’à ce qu’il rencontre un métamorphe cheval, Jonah Marks.
His True Nature
Series: The Forestry Series. Price: Free! Words: 10,280. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(5.00 from 1 review)
When Dan comes out to his family he’s condemned and insulted, rather than embraced. Wanting to escape, he buys a camper on a whim and plans to spend the summer in the Nantahala Forest despite being far less than adept in the great outdoors. His mishaps catch the attention of a sexy forest ranger who leaves Dan wondering whether Parker’s interested in friendship or something more.
Burning Up
Series: Fitting In, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,120. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Bryce has been a firefighter for ten years, but when a horrific house fire leaves him reeling, he moves to a new city, hoping to shove those memories behind him. As he adjusts to his new station, Bryce keeps to himself until Matt and Toby, two hot young men in his unit, throw temptation in his path.
Say Yes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,610. Language: English. Published: August 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Rex Aiken, the owner of Grass Fed Texas, hosts an event for potential clients at a prestigious hotel in Asheville. The event coordinator, J, impresses him with more than his professional expertise. Rex intends to savor J and he refuses to see the distance between them as an obstacle. He’ll do whatever is necessary to convince J to say yes.
Unexpected Trust
Series: Unexpected, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,600. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Special Agent Hugh Cranford, better known as Sport, is after Danny O’Sullivan, a spy rumored to have assisted in the ambush of Sport’s former SEAL team. Danny claims he and Sport are on the same side and the real traitor is the man Sport is working for. As the two men risk their lives to complete their missions, they discover neither is as strong as they like to pretend.
Sorting Out
Series: Fitting In, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,520. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
While stressing over his own future and facing pressure from Gray and Mason to bring their relationship out of the closet, Jack is severely wounded in the line of duty. His recovery, both physical and emotional might be more than their unconventional relationship can bear. Jack is going to need all the courage and support his lovers can give him if he’s going to create the life he craves.
One Kiss
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 11,440. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Five years ago, Jake and Ben shared a single kiss, and Jake has never forgotten the way Ben’s lips felt against his. When Ben catches Jake under the mistletoe, passion ignites between them. This time around, Ben wants more than one kiss, but Jake isn’t sure he’s ready for another relationship. He must move past his pain or will he miss out on a second chance with the man of his dreams.
Needing A Little Christmas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,850. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Discovering his boyfriend's affair with a co-worker wrecks Eli's holiday plans. He thinks getting stuck in his getaway cabin has made things worse until he calls Mac's Wood Delivery and hears the owner's deep, sultry voice.
Unexpected Rescue
Series: Unexpected, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,360. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Shrapnel from an explosion tore up Jackson’s leg and ended his career as a Navy SEAL. Being forced into the civilian world was bad enough, but being told he’s crazy is intolerable. When Jackson rescues an injured man, his compassion and growing trust tear down Jackson's barriers, and Jackson begins to wonder if his heart is as dead as he’d assumed.
Fitting In
Series: Fitting In, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,160. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners
(1.00 from 1 review)
Jack and Gray fulfill Mason’s submissive fantasies, but they also meet a more basic need, comfort. They offer Mason unconditional friendship, but their concern for him unnerves Mason more than even the kinkiest sex. To find happiness with his new partners, Mason must change his belief that love is as much a fantasy as a pair of gorgeous, handcuff-wielding cops landing in his bed.
A Day at the Office
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Menage/Multiple Partners, Fiction » Romance » Erotic
Valerie has wanted to get into her boss’s pants for months. She strongly suspects he’s bisexual, because she’s seen him giving men the same hungry look he gives her. When he makes a Freudian slip, she takes him at his word and makes plans for her and her lover to give him the night of his life.