{{AUTHOR INTERVIEW}} with Ava Manello

Ava is a passionate reader, blogger, publisher, and author who loves nothing more than helping other Indie authors publish their books be that reviewing, beta reading, 
formatting or proofreading.  She will always be a reader first and foremost.
She loves erotic suspense that's well written and engages the reader, and loves promoting the heck out of it for her favourite authors. 
As Ava says: “I took a chance and followed a dream when I wrote my first book. It was scary, challenging and hard work, but above all it was worth it.” 



Scandalous very own Naomi Interviews Self-published Author and Event Organiser Ava Manello 

      Have you always wanted to be a writer?

I have always had a love of writing, it was something I wanted to do from being a child but never thought possible.  I’m lucky that self-publishing came about and allowed me to follow my dream.

      Where do you get your inspiration for your books?

Anywhere and everywhere. I am a great people watcher with a vivid imagination. I see things in everyday life that make me wonder, what if and it kind of flows from there.

     Do you listen to music when you write, if so what would we find on you playlist?

Absolutely. I love music and have a very eclectic collection, although when writing I tend to like stuff like Hinder, Five Finger Death Punch, 3 Doors Down and the like.

  You have written MC Books, Stripper Books and Military Book what has been you favourite to write and why?


That’s like asking a parent to choose a favourite child!  I love them all for different reasons, but I guess the book that seems most special to me is Declan (Wounded Heroes #1) because of the amount of research that went into it.


  You recently organised Tattooed Bad Boys Book Event in York, How did this come about and how was the whole experience for you?


It came about because at the time it was planned there wasn’t anything like it planned in the North of England, nor a book signing in the UK that was being organised by Brits, the ones I was aware of were US organisers looking for NY Times best selling authors.  We have an immense amount of talent from non-NY Times best-selling authors and I wanted to give the reading community a simple, yet fun signing.


    Can you list your Top 5 Book Boyfriends?

No as I have way too many and it wouldn’t be fair to leave one out.

      Would you rather attend a party at a strip club or an MC club -house?

I’m still a bit of a scaredy cat deep down, so possibly neither, although I’d love to be a fly on the wall at both.

    If you were asked to pick 1 of your books to become a movie, which one would you choose, why and who would play your leading man?

I used to think Strip Teaser, although I’m not sure who I’d cast as Alex, but since writing Declan I think I’d have to go for that book.  I think all my books would make great movies as they contain a variety of emotions that the reader interacts with.  As for leading man… possibly the guy who plays Four in Divergent but I’m open to suggestions ;-)

     What book are you currently reading?

I’m not! I’ve had a week off and am trying to decide which one to start next! I have so many great books to read on my Kindle from my attending York authors.

 What can we look forward to from you in the future?

This is what I’m trying to work out this month.  I’m looking at going back to work so the books will slow down, although I’m told I’m not allowed to quit writing.  There’s got to be a follow up to Declan telling Cam’s story, and I really want to see where the Naked Nights stripper story goes, we haven’t had Tiny’s book yet.  I think May will see some more of the Alice short stories though, I’d like to get enough of those done to put into a paperback as they’re so well received by readers.


Thank you so much, Ava, for sitting down with us I know your fans will appreciate it as much as we do.
 We look forward to more of your work in the future. 

xoxo Scandalous 



War almost destroyed them, but they survived thanks to their brother in arms Declan. 

Coming home wasn't as sweet as they'd hoped, lives had moved on without them. For one it was all too much. 

United by grief and angered by injustice the Wounded Heroes vow to always be there for each other. 

Little do they know that's going to come sooner rather than later.




When investigative reporter Sally Evans receives her latest assignment to uncover the naked truth, she gets more than she bargained for. 


Eight weeks on tour with the Naked Nights male stripper troupe to expose all their dirty secrets, is this serious reporter's worst nightmare. She'd rather a man keep his clothes on. For Sally, sex is only a consideration if it happens in the dark, not that she can remember the last time she had a reason to turn the lights off. 



With over-eager, over-sexed female fans in abundance and baby oil by the gallon, the guys are looking forward to some fun.... Sally's inhibitions are not.







Strip Back brings you back to how the Naked Night's began. This is Eric's story. Back when life was a little less polished, and a whole lot harder. 

Before there was Strip Teaser, there was Eric; manager and founder of the Naked Night’s male stripper troupe. 

You wouldn’t think you’d be past it at 34, but that’s the position Eric found himself in, as well as newly single after finding his girlfriend in a compromising position. 

Setting up the Naked Night’s wasn’t easy, it wasn’t fun, and it wasn’t without sleaze, but somehow he did it. 

Strip Back is a humorous and steamy tale of one man’s journey to fulfil a dream. Not all male strippers are the same. 





Eve lived a very boring, very vanilla life with her boyfriend and two year old daughter. 
After the douchebag left her, leaving her a penniless single mum, her best friends wedding in Australia came at just the right time. She's missed her childhood friend, Teresa moved to the Aussie sun with her widowed father when the girls were 18, meeting her biker lover out there and now Eve is set to be her Maid of Honor. 

Instead of having the much needed break she's looking for, she witnesses a crime that puts her life in danger. Her dream vacation just turned into a nightmare, something she has only read about in the books she loves to escape in. 

Being rescued by Severed MC turns out to be an experience. The clubs VP Gabe aka Angel, could be just the diversion she needs right now but, no matter how hot the tattooed biker is in and out of bed, she still misses her daughter back in England. 

Book One in a two part story. 

*** CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND MATERIAL - OVER 18's ONLY ***




Eve returns home unaware danger is hot on her heels. Will Satan get the revenge he seeks, will Angel save the woman he loves or will Ink get the woman he deserves. 

The nail biting conclusion to the story that crosses two continents... 

Book Two in a two-part story. 

*** CONTAINS ADULT THEMES AND MATERIAL - OVER 18's ONLY ***





Your favorite Severed MC returns with more chaos, more danger and more fireworks. 

Satan may be gone but the danger isn't. 

With revenge on the cards from more than one player and hot blooded new comer Justice stirring things up, the people in the town of Severed are in for one hell of a ride 




The fourth instalment in the Severed MC series finds Cowboy wrestling with his demons. Can he go on, or is he too broken after everything he's endured? 

Meanwhile the citizens of Severed are caught up in a war, and it's down to Severed MC to try and save them. 

This book is going to blow your mind.


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