Today we’re talking to Piper Scott, Author of The Problem, one of our New Releases this week.
The Problem is the start of a new series for you. What made you decide on single dads as a running theme for this series?
When I was first sitting down to plot the series, I wanted it to have a similar premise to the His Command books—stories about a group of friends bound together by a common thread. One of my author-friends suggested that I write a motorcycle club, but I thought that would be too gritty for what I was feeling. I liked the idea of the club, though, and so I started to think of what kind of groups or clubs men might belong to, then expanded my idea to imagine what kind of groups or clubs men in an omegaverse might belong to, and why.
One of the really interesting things about omegaverse is that it challenges conventional societal dynamics. One of omegaverses biggest focuses is family, and while keeping with my original idea, I began to wonder what life would be like for single dads left to raise their children alone. Family is a huge part of my books, found or blood-related, so it was a no-brainer to go for it.
And thus, the Single Dad Support Group was born!
What do you enjoy writing most about Omegaverse Mpreg?
To me, omegaverse is a perfect genre to explore gender dynamics and social inequality. One of the things I love to do is subvert expectations, and in doing so, I hope that my books teach those who might not be so oppressed or marginalized what injustice is like. In small, subtle ways, writing omegaverse allows me to hold a mirror up to contemporary issues and expose them in a manner that an audience can consume and internalize, even if they’re not aware they’re doing it.
One book at a time, I’m hoping to create a world focused more on love and acceptance, and less on divisive intolerance.
Did you hit any roadblocks when writing The Problem?
Without giving too much away, there was a part right at the end of The Problem where Alex learns something about Laurence’s family that really ties the plot together. Up until a few chapters before, I had no clue it was going to happen, and had something else planned! I knew something was missing from the book, but it took a good chat with a friend to figure it out. Luckily, no re-writing was needed, and I was able to tie together two loose-hanging plot points in one. Whew!
Without giving too much away, what would you say is your favorite part of this new book?
There’s a scene in Laurence’s kitchen, on the kitchen island, with some lacy panties, that’s going to melt your screen right off. 😉
Emotionally, the scene with Gage when he’s talking to Alex about money troubles really got to me. I was crying when I wrote it. There are a lot of raw emotions in this book, and that’s definitely my favorite one.
What are three things about your stories that you would want new readers to know before picking up one of your books?
1. All Piper Scott books are scorching hot, but they’re also heavily emotional and invested in character growth. You get the best of both worlds when you read me!
2. So far, all of my books are interconnected in small ways. All of them can be read as stand-alones, but they’re best enjoyed in sequence, as I hide Easter eggs everywhere! There’s an Easter egg buried in Breathe that no one will notice or understand until later this year, when I launch a certain book… so it’s best to read in order and go slow if you want to catch me weaving in sneaky little details.
3. You’re going to hate Adrian at first, then love him. Give him a shot—you’ll be glad that you did.
Where do you connect with your readers the most?
I have a reader group! We have a ton of fun there. Right now I’m writing a free, reader-group only story, and I’ve got a couple giveaways going on. Plus, it’s where I let people know what events I’ll be showing up at, when my new releases are coming out, and how my life is going. Check it out! I’d love to hang out with you.
Can you tell us anything about what is coming up next in this series?
I’ve released the next two titles for the Single Dad Support Group—The Proposal, with an anticipated release date of May 2018, and The Solution, with an anticipated release date of June 2018.
Two more of the single dads from the group are going to meet their happily ever afters… and some very familiar faces are about to show up. There may be more books lurking just out of sight, too. Stay tuned! It’s going to be a wild ride.