Author Interview with Ava Bell (@authoravabell)




AfterDark Online is pleased to interview an author from the Midwest of the United States, Ava Bell.



Welcome, to get started, why don’t you tell us about yourself and the genre you write?


I’m 38, I was born and raised in Oklahoma where I live with my husband and two children. I work full-time as an OR nurse. I love to read, cook and travel.

I write Erotic/BDSM

How long have you been writing, and what inspired you to write the genre you love?


I’ve always loved to write, even in middle school I would write short stories, but I never showed them to anyone.

I’ve always enjoyed reading erotic stories, and when I decided to write my first novel I wasn’t quite confident enough to write about the subject I really wanted to write about ( BDSM) so I played it safe with a sweet romantic tearjerker. Since then I have written and published 3 books that were inspired by my life experiences.


How many books have you published? Also what kind of support do you receive with your passion?


I have 4 books available now.

I have many readers/fans that follow me on Facebook and Twitter and I have an awesome team of ladies that help me promote my work, along with my PA who works hard to get my name out there.

How many books have you written so far, and which of them did you find to be the most and those that were very challenging?

I have written 4, I think my most challenging would be The Tabu series


Describe the kind of audience you want to aim for? How do you define your style unique from others?


My books are definitely aimed towards 18+

I write the realistic side of the BDSM lifestyle, unlike the majority of books in the same genre.


When you write, are you more character-driven or story-driven? Also, do you aim for realism or just fiction?


Both, I strive to give my characters as much background as possible, I want the reader to see them as real and to “bond” with them, I also want the storyline to be believable that’s why I take the storylines from real-life experiences


Tell us about your current release? When was it released?

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My current release is the 3rd book in The Tabu Series. It was released last November


Do you have a little excerpt teasers to share, so our readers could get an idea?


C/curious by Ava Bell

While doing research on her new book, author Emma Sparks becomes intrigued with the BDSM lifestyle. When Emma meets Markus, a soft-spoken Dominant, he agrees to guide her through his world as she becomes more than curious. As Emma and Markus’ friendship deepens , she discovers that her deepest, darkest desires are beginning to surface. Emma suddenly realizes that she is not the person she thought she was and it threatens to destroy her picturesque life she has with her husband and children. Emma struggles to find herself, but Markus wants to bring her deeper into his world where he knows she belongs and he can make her his.

Book 1) C/curious

Portrait of young couple in love posing at studio dressed in classic clothes

While doing research for her new book, author Emma Sparks becomes intrigued with the BDSM lifestyle. When Emma meets Markus, a soft-spoken Dominate, he agrees to guide her through his world as she becomes more and more curious and as Emma and Markus’ friendship deepens, she discovers that her deepest and darkest desires are beginning to surface. Emma suddenly realizes she not the person she thought she was and as she becomes increasingly restless in her marriage she struggles to find herself but is afraid it will destroy her picturesque life with her husband Daniel and two children. As Emma tries to resist her desires, Markus has other plans, he wants to bring her deeper into his world where he knows she belongs and he can make her his own.

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Book 2) A/awakening

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Author Emma Sparks lived the ideal life, she had two beautiful children and a husband that adored her, but something was missing. When she meets Markus, a Dominat, her world changes as he helps her learn more about his lifestyle, Emma had no idea she would learn more about herself in the process and as her relationship with Markus changes into something more, she cannot deny her dark desires. Emma tires desperately to keep her secret hidden as she lives a double life, knowing she is not the same person she was just a few months ago. Markus wants to own Emma, body and soul, but she is afraid to lose herself and give up all control to him. While Markus continues to seduce her mind, it’s her heart that will betray her, and with her sudden awakening, Emma must choose which life she is willing to sacrifice.

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Book 3) S/submit


Author Emma Sparks struggles with a decision that could change her life forever. Does she stay with Daniel, the only man she’s known and loved, the one man that has given her everything except what her mind and body craves? Or should she set out on a journey of self-discovery with Markus, a Dominant that promises to teach her about who she really is and who makes her body come alive with excitement. Torn between a life of discontent and a life that promises excitement and passion, Emma’s heart is at war with her mind and body, she must come to term with what she truly desires and what’s best for her. Daniel and Markus each give her something she needs, but those needs are completely different from the other. It’s now up to Emma to decide which one will make her life complete.

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How long did it take you to complete your project, and is there anything trivial you’d like to share about your book; something people weren’t aware of at the time you wrote the story?


The Tabu Series took me about 4 months to complete all 3 books

What other projects are you currently working on, and what do you expect readers to hear about you in the near future?

I have 4 books in currently working on.

I hope readers continue to hear that I’m still writing and publishing my books


Is there any advice you could give to others that want to get into writing?


The only advice I give is the same advice an author friend gave me: READ, READ, READ!! That way you will get a feel for others writing style and what fits you best. Also, write what you know, you can’t go wrong with that.


Where can readers purchase your books?



Barnes & Noble



Thank you so much for coming on here, and we hope to see you on here again. Before we go, where can readers find you (i.e blogs, websites, social network links)?


My author page:




You can also follow me on Bookbub

About the Author, Ava Bell:

Ava Bell was born and raised in Oklahoma where she resides with her husband, two children and three dogs. Miles From Home is her debut novel and was released on January 6th. Just recently Ava released a 3 book novella series, The Tabu series,  Ava is currently working on her second novel and two novellas that will be released later in the summer

Ava enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family. She’s also an avid reader. Some of her favorite authors are : Stephen King, C.J. Roberts, Cassia Leo, Caroline Kepnes and Colleen Hoover

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