It is a great pleasure to welcome Paige Turner. Her novella Temporary Trouble has just been published by Total E-Bound and that’s a great opportunity to ask some questions.
Please tell a bit about yourself and about Temporary Trouble. Just a few words to get to know the writer and the book.
Temporary Trouble is part of Total-E-Bound’s Tempting Temps collection, one of six stories about office hotties getting down to business. In Temporary Trouble, temps Ben and Aaron play practical jokes on their office mates to get them through the dull work day…until their boss catches Ben on the photocopier with his trousers down and puts her own spin on the idea of a “disciplinary meeting”.
Was it solely lively imagination that formed the story idea for Temporary Trouble, or perhaps (even a little bit) something else as well?
It’s a great concept for a collection, and all sorts of sexy scenarios sprang to mind right away. Hot young things all buttoned up in business suits. All sorts of intriguing power dynamics. Sex in the stationery cupboard or on the boss’s desk. Naughty emails and office gossip…
Q: What is it that makes you want to write? And was romance/erotica something you’ve always been writing, you just didn’t know what it was called, or a conscious choice?
I’ve always made up stories, for as long as I can remember, and I’ve written in all sorts of different genres. Erotic romance is a great niche for me, because it’s so varied, with so many different kinds of story to play around with. It can make you laugh or make you cry, or have you checking under the bed for things that go bump in the night. But in the end, the characters always live happily ever after!
I know it’s hard to choose between the characters you created, but who would you like to have dinner with and why?
There’s an elderly dinosaur hunter in my upcoming Victorian historical, Bone Idol. He’s a bit scatty and would probably turn up two hours late or accidentally dip his tie in the soup, but I think he’d be a fascinating dinner companion!
From a soft smile to roaring laughter: we all love a bit of humour in our reading and writing material. You consciously use humour in your stories, or you just write and when you read it back, you suddenly realise a particular scene or dialogue makes you laugh?
I think humour is naturally part of my writing voice. Even if I’m writing something quite bleak, I have a tendency to use whimsical turns of phrase. And even in the darkest stories, moments of levity can be an effective counterpoint to the tension.
What do you consider the most erotic moment in Temporary Trouble? (without spoiling too much of the story, of course)
Well, naughty boys have to be punished, and Aaron and Ben have been very naughty boys indeed… Perhaps a sound spanking will teach them a lesson?
You became curious about the boss and her naughty boys? Here’s the link to buy Temporary Trouble