R.L. Mathewson

Biography

New York Times Best Selling Author, R.L. Mathewson resides in New England and when she's not freezing eight months out of the year, she's chasing after her two little ones. When she's not reading she's writing about vampires, werewolves, demons and EMT's trying to make sure she puts a little something extra in books to make the reader smile.

Smashwords Interview

When did you first start writing?
I first started writing when I was around fourteen, but I never got past the few few paragraphs. I always wanted to write, but never really thought that I could do it. Over the years I made several attempts to write, but they were all horrible failures.

It wasn't until after I threw my back out and I realized just how bad my situation was that I decided to give it a try. I'd been reading heavily at that point and there were a lot of books that I really enjoyed, but there were also books that I didn't like. It was because of the books that I didn't enjoy that I decided to give writing a chance. I'd hoped that I could write a more enjoyable story.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is actually the first book that I ever wrote. It was my first attempt at writing. I wrote day and night for a few weeks straight and when the book was done I thought it was the best book ever written. I set it aside, preparing myself for that day that book would become world famous.

I started to research publishing and realized that I should probably edit the book to make sure that it was absolutely perfect. I read through it and not even halfway through I realized just how horrible the book was. It was awful, really awful. I deleted the entire book, but saved the characters because they'd meant a great deal to me.

Over the years I would work on the book here and there. This past year I decided that I owed it to the characters to finish the book. The book didn't turn out as I expected, but I really enjoyed the process and loved the story.
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Books

Honeymoon from Hell Box Set I
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available December 7, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
The first six books of the Honeymoon from Hell series.
Honeymoon from Hell VI
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available November 2, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jared knows what he wants and he wants his shy little neighbor that blushed anytime she saw him and he'll do anything to have her.... Including starting a tradition that set the bar for all Bradfords that came after him.
Honeymoon from Hell V
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available October 5, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
She's finally his after months of being stuck in the hospital recovering from one of the dumbest moment's of his life, Jodi was his and he was going to make sure that she stayed that way, which of course meant a trip Vegas, some help from his family and breaking a few laws. Danny didn't care what he had to do, as long as he got to keep his Tinkerbelle.
Honeymoon from Hell IV
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available September 7, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
This is how it all started, Robert Bradford set the tone for all the men in his family to come and he did it the only way that he knew how, but driving Elizabeth crazy and making sure that she would never forget how much he loved her.
Honeymoon from Hell III
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available August 3, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
For years, Connor has gone out of his way to make Rory miserable, but now that he finally had her, in his arms where she belonged, he was determined to keep her there.
Honeymoon from Hell II
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available July 6, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Trevor has finally found his perfect woman and now, he'll do anything it takes to keep her. Anything.
Honeymoon from Hell Part I
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available June 1, 2015. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Jason loves Haley more than anything and after finally deciding that she was his, he decides that it's time that he makes sure that she's his forever............ Which may or not involve kidnapping her across state lines, holding her hostage and calling for back up.
Double Dare
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Pre-release—available April 30, 2015. Price: $2.99 USD. Language: English. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Darrin and Marybeth's story..... Author note: The release is being pushed back to April 30th because I have had a few setbacks with this book, namely a sinus infection that kept the kids sick for 3 weeks as well as all the snow days that I've spent with the children where I was taught the fundamentals of Minecraft against my will. I will make up for the wait by adding a special extra ending :)
The Neighbor from Hell Collection I
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 372,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
The collection of the first four Neighbor from Hell Novels: Playing for Keeps, Perfection, Checkmate and Truce
The Game Plan
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Series: Neighbor from Hell, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,190. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
New York Times Best Selling Novel.... The Game Plan Spend the next 40 years in prison or break her lease early? Normally she’d be able to say that this one was a no-brainer, but things have definitely changed since she was forced to move in across the hall from Danny Bradford. A lot of things……
The 2014 R.L. Mathewson Chronicle Collection
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Series: Neighbor from Hell. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,550. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
This is the complete collection of the Chronicles and excerpts from the R.L. Mathewson website. The R.L. Mathewson Chronicles are a continuation of your favorite stories, allowing readers to see what their favorite characters are doing now. This year's collection features stories from, The Neighbor from Hell series, the EMS series, The Hollywood Heart series, and the Pyte/Sentinel series.
How to Write, Publish and All That Good Stuff
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,690. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
New York Times Best Selling Author R.L. Mathewson explains how to write, publish and get your book into readers' hands with simple, easy to follow instructions. Learn how to get word out about your book without spending a dime, how to avoid publishing pitfalls, protect your work and enjoy the process.
Tall, Silent and Lethal
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Series: Pyte/Sentinel, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 146,670. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2014. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
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Never again...... Christofer lives by those words while Cloe would rather die by them........ Too many years living on the run, of always being seen as nothing more than a monster and a freak, has left Christofer cold and distant. He hates his life, his fate, but he's made promises and nothing on earth will stop him from keeping them....
Truce: The Historic Neighbor from Hell
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Series: Neighbor from Hell, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,060. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Historical
(5.00)
He tried to hate her, but it was difficult to hate someone that he couldn’t live without. He tried to ignore her, tried to focus on anything but her, but nothing worked. Somehow she made her way into his heart and started to make him want things that he never thought possible, made him smile and laugh even while she drove him out of his mind and started a legacy by turning him into... a Bradford.
Black Heart: A Cursed Hearts Novel
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Series: Cursed Hearts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 109,300. Language: American English. Published: June 22, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.80)
Why would she feel this way for the biggest SOB in town? Granted, Tristan was also the hottest man in town, but he was also arrogant, callous, and determined to drive her away even as he drove her crazy with his touch. She should just walk away and probably would if it wasn’t for this connection that kept making her want more with the one man that couldn’t give her anything more than heartache.
Checkmate
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Series: Neighbor from Hell, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 122,590. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.41)
There’s nothing worse than living next door to your childhood nemesis, except maybe being forced to share your dream project with him, being blackmailed into going along with something that was just wrong on so many levels, and having your hot cocoa stolen by the person that drove you to drink it in the first place.
Tall, Dark & Heartless: A Pyte/Sentinel Series Novel
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Series: Pyte/Sentinel, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 150,200. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
(4.67)
He should have left her and never looked back….... That's not how things played out for Caine, a nearly one thousand year old Pyte, who should have known better. Instead of walking away years ago, he has been watching over the only human who has touched his heart.
A Reclusive Heart
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Series: Hollywood Hearts, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,830. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.43)
Tired of being walked all over and ignored, Jamie decided that it was time to make something out of her life. She sold her company, signed a contract and was determined to live it up. Only problem, she was a bit of a recluse, painfully shy, kind of clumsy and didn't know the first thing about living it up. Thankfully she has a very sexy, very determined editor to help her along the way.
Sudden Response
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Series: EMS, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 75,080. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.20)
Josephine (Joe for short) and Eric, the EMT crew of Echo 17 have been best friends since they were eight years old. They've been through a lot together over the years, but nothing like what they're about to experience.
Without Regret: A Pyte/Sentinel Series Novel
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Series: Pyte/Sentinel, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 139,730. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.57)
The follow up to Tall, Dark & Lonely. Chris Williams has waited years for his perfect mate to join him in protecting his family and the humans under his care. What he got instead was Izzy, a woman who was nothing like the mate he longed for. She doesn't belong in his life or his world, but for the moment they're stuck with each other while he tries to figure out a way to stop a war.
A Humble Heart: A Hollywood Hearts Novel
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Series: Hollywood Hearts, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 100,860. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.43)
After leaving a disastorous marriage, Dana takes her two kids and starts a new life for herself. Never in a million years did she expect to catch the eye of the most sought after man in the world.
Perfection: A Neighbor From Hell Novel
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Series: Neighbor from Hell, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 103,280. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.63)
This is the second novel for A Neighbor From Hell series. A sweet, romantic novel sure to entertain.
Playing For Keeps
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Series: Neighbor from Hell, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,630. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Adult
(4.64)
Done with being the world's biggest pushover, Haley decides that things are going to start changing. The first thing that she was going to do was to put a stop to all the crap that her aggravating neighbor put her through. What she hadn't expected was to be sucked into his world, but Haley has a game plan and she won't let herself forget what the bad boy next door is capable of.
Tall, Dark & Lonely: A Pyte/Sentinel Series Novel
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Series: Pyte/Sentinel, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 115,520. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
(4.64)
After 200 yrs life holds very little surprises or pleasures. That is until Ephraim, a Pyte, has his life turned upside down by the relentless Madison. Once she discovers things aren't quite what they should be with her sexy neighbor she becomes determined to get her answers. It's too bad that Ephraim has other plans of his own.

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