Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Interview Sex God by Matthew Armstrong

Title: Sex God
Author: Matthew Armstrong
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: Erotica
Publisher: Be Your Potential Books
Release Date: Mar 28 2015
Edition/Formats: eBook & Print
Short Blurb
Unfulfilled in his marriage and life, Alex Sterling makes an indecent proposal to his wife, Angela, which sets them off on an erotic adventure of self-discovery, revealing dark and repressed parts of themselves. On the verge of losing everything that is most important to him, Alex is a man in early life crisis, playing a high-stakes game and going to extreme measures to save what he values most. Is he going through a mental breakdown or is this some sort of spiritual transformation? He has no idea as his grasp on reality crumbles and all his worst fears are inevitably realized.
Long Blurb
Alex Sterling and his wife Angela are a young couple with two children Tristan and Holly living on the Costa del Sol in Spain. They seem to be the perfect couple with two bright young children, and despite their escalating money worries, they are living an incredible lifestyle on the sunny Mediterranean coast.
But beneath the surface, Alex is unfulfilled in his life and marriage and decides to risk it all by making an indecent proposal to Angela in a last ditch attempt to revive their flat-lining lives. He proposes an open-relationship, which much to his surprise opens a repressed Pandora ’s Box for Angela, a side of her that he has never known — setting them off on an erotic adventure that would make anyone’s head spin and juices flow. It seems to have been a good decision with amongst other intense erotic encounters, it introduces them to BDSM, the swingers’ scene and even finds them on a Russian billionaire’s yacht in a Jacuzzi with the billionaire’s blonde bombshell daughter. Their eyes are opened to the many dimensions of erotic experience two lovers can have, but these experiences are not without their risks.
A turn of unfavourable events manifest, from his kids being expelled from school for a failure to keep up with school fees, to the arrest of the swingers party hosts for secret filming and blackmail. All of this sends Angela into meltdown, blaming and resenting Alex for directing their lives to this point of no return. Alex’s worst fears are then realised as Angela abruptly ups and leaves with the children, moving to Portugal to live with an ex soccer star, old flame from her past — A man of means and a man of power, who Alex feels he is no match for. Alex’s world falls apart around him and a mental breakdown ensues catapulting him on a spiritual pilgrimage as he scrambles to regain his sanity. On this pilgrimage he encounters Lalita an exotic tantra goddess, who he immediately becomes infatuated with and who introduces him to yet another dimension of unity through tantra. She disappears from his life as quick as she entered it and Alex is almost driven crazy once more attempting to find her along the pilgrim’s way.
His pilgrimage offers him much more than he bargained for as he is forced to overcome intense and excruciating physical pain, ego transcendence and a near death experience where instead of running to sure safety, he faces down some wild mountain dogs that have viciously attacked a Japanese pilgrim; and in the process saves her life and becomes revered by her group. He then makes another difficult decision as to whether to return home or remain a pilgrim in the special land, a place and an identity that he has become very much at home with.
Upon arriving home, Alex is overcome and uplifted by two startling and monumental events. First a business partnership from a chance meeting earlier on the billionaire’s yacht, that proposes to put an end to all his money worries for a lifetime. Secondly the surprise return of Angela and the children. Alex is irrevocably changed and transformed from the culmination of the entire adventure, as is Angela, who finally reveals to him the skeletons that were in her closet that had contributed too many of their previous underlying relationship troubles — the truth clearing the way for their future together. But their adventure is far from over. On the contrary it has only just begun.


First, tell us about yourself – where you live, your family, and those sorts of details.
I live with my family in a little paradise called Javea on the east coast of Spain. My son is almost three and everyday we go and hangout on the promenade or beach. I teach martial arts most mornings, do some writing, shoot a video for my subscribers and then do something with the family, before doing a workout on the beach in the evening. That would be a general day in the life.
How long have you been writing?
I always remember getting a real thrill from writing short stories in school. The teacher would give us a random title and in return we would give her a thousand words. That was my favorite task in school, a place that I generally despised! I knew from an early age that one day I would be a successful author, but I had many life experiences to journey through before I could put together anything worth reading.
Do you have a favorite place to write?
I mostly write in coffee shops. I tend to concentrate best when there is a bit of hustle and bustle, with the sound of the coffee machine in the background and that oh so familiar aroma seducing my nasal passages.
Why did you decide to write (Sex God)?
I heard that E.L James was making 162,000 dollars per day for her 50 shades trilogy. It boggled my mind so I read them having never read anything in the erotica section before. I enjoyed the first book but the second two were tiresome. I read quite a few more, but found that they were lacking in imagination and became sick of reading the cookie cutter erotica novels that were being pumped out. I wrote Sex God for all those that were also satiated with these books that seemed to run virtually the same story but simply changed the location and the names of the characters. Sex God is new and fresh — it's a maverick!
Who is your favorite character in your book and why?
I would have to say Alex the main protagonist. He questions his life and gives his all in search for something greater
How about you’re least favorite character?  What makes them less appealing to you?
I love all my characters, who each add their own color to the story, but if I had to choose one then it wold be Marco, Alex's nemesis. His dreams came to an abrupt halt and instead of using his shattered dreams as a soul searching journey, his personality disintegrated and he became hardened bitter and arrogant. Alex is the example in the story and Marco is the warning!
Do you proofread/edit your own books or do you get someone to do that for you?
An important learning I received from my first book was do not proof read your own book. When it is your own work you miss a great deal because you know what it is meant to say, so your eyes play tricks on you. Thankfully I hired an excellent copy editor who did a thoroughly professional job with Sex God.
What do you like to do when you’re not writing?
I train in martial arts, I do yoga, workout and spend time with my family. I also love to travel and go on adventures.
Do you read much and if so who are your favorite authors?
I used to read much more before my son was born. With a toddler around, reading time is limited these days. I love learning so I have probably read more non-fiction than fiction, but these days it is mostly fiction. I couldn't say who my favorite authors are, but there is something about the simplicity of paulo Coelho's books that gets me and I read Christopher Voglers “A Writers Journey” over and over for inspiration and as a guide to improve my craft of story telling.
What question do you wish that someone would ask about your book, but nobody has? Write it out here, then answer it.
Recently I must have answered about 250 questions about my book so this is a hard one. Let me think...
Okay...here is the one question I did not get asked. “Is Alex a shape shifting lizard assuming human form in order to embark on a  sexcapade?”

If I answer this question then I may well be giving away too much of the plot that unfolds in Sex God 2. ;)

Matthew Armstrong comes from Irish descent, attending the same grammar school as Oscar Wild — but only for a short while, as he was expelled for speaking his mind and not conforming.  
Through two decades of living and travelling in 6 continents, he has gained much life experience and studied many cultures and ways of life along the way.
Originally an Author of non-fiction, covering topics from health, philosophy, relationships, spirituality & human potential, Matthew now finds his inspiration in writing fiction.  
His first novel 'Sex God' is a ground breaking work that brings a breath of fresh air to the erotica genre and sets a new standard for other authors in this genre to follow.
Matthew lives on the east coast of Spain with his family, and generally spends his days teaching martial arts, writing in cafes and playing on the beach with his son.

Places to find Matthew 
Facebook Be Your Potential Page
YouTube Be Your Potential Channel 

Places to find Sex God 
Books A Million (Print)

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