Monday, 1 July 2013

Monthly Author Interview

This month’s inspirational author is Morgan King who not only has a job and is a single mum, but also writes (I admire anyone who can juggle all those – all I have to contend with is a rabbit!).

Hi, I’m Morgan, well actually it’s a pen name, having a secret identity makes me feel a little like an important spy, which is always a good way to start the day! I picked Morgan King based on first pet followed by first street, supposedly my porn star name. The one thing I didn’t count on was people saying did you deliberately pick a man’s name? No I was thinking Morgana le Fey, as had my parents when they named our female dog and I am very definitely a woman, in case you were wondering. A woman who rambles….(unless Jennifer chooses to cut bits out!)

I’m also a mother to a beautiful five year old, so when the characters aren’t having conversations in my head I’m voicing the character of a witch, dragon, pirate or possibly knight. Yes, I always get to be the bad guy for some reason! (But those are always the best characters to play, Morgan!)

Then there’s the day job, I work as a senior manager for a charity, which is both challenging and rewarding.

And oh yes I’m British, living in rural Norfolk, which is great because I get to meet up with other UK writers like Jennifer.

Surely that’s enough about me, but don’t worry because now we can talk books!

Tell us about your latest book.

Well the absolutely latest is not just mine but an anthology called ‘Her Type of Guy’. A few of us got chatting one night and all got ideas for stories that we wanted to put together. It was so inspiring to work with others.

My two stories are a little bit of naughty fun, including ménage and voyeurism ‘cause those are my kinks (as an author of course).
(see an extract at the end!)

What makes a great hero?

What makes a great person? Someone who is about more than themselves: they care for others, they let their love for others guide and shape them.


Do you have anything in common with your characters?

I think a writer puts a bit of themselves into every character, male or female. I don’t think I have too much in common with many of my characters, except thinking about it I have a forthcoming story (4th July) entitled Moving On: With His Handyman and although this is about two men the motivation for the story was the feelings I had in common with one of the characters… (if you read it and want to know more just e-mail me!)
(hmmm, curious…..)

What’s the strangest (bravest, funniest etc) thing you’ve ever done?

There’s actually a few to pick from, the one I’ve chosen is maybe strange, maybe funny, but only if you have a warped sense of humour like me and in this case two of my friends.

For some reason we decided it would be funny to play a prank on the University Chaplain, so I convinced a security guard that I had left my purse in the Chaplain’s office and when allowed back in to look in for it slipped the catch on his window. That night we spent hours blowing up balloons before carrying them across campus in black bin bags, opening the unlatched window from the outside, and pushing them all through. Okay there weren’t so many that he couldn’t walk in, but there was certainly no floor to be seen. The next day we staked out his office till he arrived. His expression: priceless!!!
(You wicked girl!)

Who are some of your favorite authors?

I read far too much, before I started writing it had got to be a bit of an addiction, seriously, so I could write a very long list, I’ll try to keep it short!

Michel Faber, Ian McEwan, Philippa Gregory, Tracey Chevalier, Jonathon Kellerman, Faye Kellerman, Michael Connolly, Harlen Coben, Jane Austen, Daphne Du Maurier, Lauren Dane, Maya Banks, Christine Feehan, Elizabeth Hoyt, J.R. Ward.

That’s the really short list!

What’s your guiltiest pleasure?

Yorkshire Puddings filled with cream cheese and blueberries, especially if they are for breakfast, because I’ve run out of milk and bread! (Yes they are frozen batters, as I’ve run out of milk).

Who did you dedicate your first book to?

A few people, but mainly a teacher that meant a lot to me and a group of women that like to talk sex.

I am now taking requests; my sister very specifically wants me to dedicate my forthcoming naughty fairytale No Rest for the Prince’s Virgin to her.
(I love the idea of taking requests!)

How do you come up with inspiration for your books?

I tend to play the ‘What If’ game in my head all the time and turn the answers into stories.

When did you write your first book (and is it published)?

Not long ago! Duty to Love was my first book and was released with Evernight in February. It’s an erotic regency ménage (and an ARe and
Bookstrand bestseller!)

What’s the hardest part of writing?

Some days just making yourself write, or researching facts, although personally I could never have been a writer before Google and Wikipedia. That and the consequences of writing, waiting to see if anyone likes your stories!

How can fans find you on the internet?
Twitter:  Morgan King @EroticWritings 

Her Type of Guy (Naughty Short Story Collection)

For every desire, there's a man to meet it. Someone's annoyance is another's kink. In this naughty collection of short stories, indulge your fantasies, and follow our heroines as they find just the right type of guy or guys…

From bouncing cocks to virgins, slow coaches, true Scotsmen, and messy play partners, sex toy experts and their mischievous friends—these guys are in need of their ladies. Why is one guy too grumpy to believe, another always too early? And can there ever be a future with a hired killer?

Only one way to find out. You might just meet your ideal guy.
This is my favourite bit from mine…
Do you have matching panties on?” He didn’t wait for her answer; hooking his fingers into the waistband of her skirt he guided it to the floor, and let her rest her hands on his shoulders as she stepped her feet out.
“I forgot, either you didn’t have any on to start with or you took them off for me at the restaurant. No, don’t tell me. I think they got so wet you took them off.” He leaned in to inhale her fragrance, his cheek brushing her curls in an intimate caress.
“Oh shit.” The voice from the doorway made Matt spin round, nearly falling on his arse in his haste.
…especially as I know what happens next.

Thanks, Morgan. Good luck with your writing. Next month’s inspirational author is Mellanie Szereto.



  1. Fabulous interview, you two! :-)

  2. Really enjoyed both of the stories.

  3. Great interview. Friends of ours filled our bedroom with balloons after a vacation years ago. Fun surprise. We found balloons for weeks after, lol.
    I need to go buy a book now :)