Author L.J. Shen Answers my Five Burning Questions and more

Vicious

I can’t lie I fell in love with the cover of Vicious (Sinners of Saint) before I read the description. Come on, you did too!! You’ll find him hard to love at first but once you do you’ll fall hard forever. When Defy (Sinners of Saint) was released shortly after Vicious I didn’t even have to read the description or look at the cover. I was 1-click addicted to this series!

These were the first two books of L.J. Shen’s I’ve read but they won’t be my last. Check out her Amazon page to see her entire library of books. She should be your 1-click list too.

I am grateful she took time to answer my five burning questions before she got back to writing those stories of some of my favorite brooding males. Enjoy!

Defy1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Vicious?
Kill Gideon, screw Vicious, marry Kellan. I really love Kellan. At the same time, I have a soft spot for Vicious (gee, I wonder why.)

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it?  EDITORS NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
Yes. It was The Promise by Danielle Steel. I was a book junkie from a very young age but I remember putting the book down every night (I kind of stole it from my mom’s shelf. I think I was ten at the time, maybe slightly older), and thinking: I’ve never felt this way. Ever. Not just about a book, but in general. The euphoria it stirred in me was foreign and magical. And until this way, I try to read 2-3 non-romance books a month, but I always go back to the contemporary romance to get my fix. Always.

sparrow3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Out of the three, I’d probably write a sexless romance. If I ever get to a point I write a sexless romance, I would probably throw a warning in, even though I find it ironic (in every other industry in the world, they warn you when there *is* sex involved.)

4.Tell us a little about your writing process and where you find inspiration?
 I find inspiration in absolutely everything, and I don’t have a process. It sounds like a mess, but I really don’t. Every single book I’ve written was different. With one, it took me three weeks and the whole book was done. With another – eight months. With one, I thought, on the third draft, that it is ready for publication. With another – I got to an eigth draft and still wasn’t happy with it. I wish I had a better system. I feel like that way I could have probably published more books a year. But the truth is whenever I write a book, I’m pretty much its bitch. It dictates my schedule and not the other way around.

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be?  Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone.  Name five people.
God, that’s a toughie. Okay, dead or alive, right? Out of the top of my head – Charles Bukowski, J.K. Rowling, Kristen Wiig (what? I love her!), Conor McGregor, Jared Trent (from the Fall Away series by Penelope Douglas).

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
FUCK! I try to tone the word down because I use it way too often in every day life too, but I just can’t. It’s a wonderful word. Really is.

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Author RC Boldt Answers my Five Burning Questions & more

clamjamLately, I’ve been in the mood for funny and steamy versus tearful and sexy so when I read the description for this Clam Jam and I was in!  After reading Clam Jam if you want to go back to a little more angst driven romance check out RC’s other book Out of Love.  Two words:  Navy SEAL!

“Clam Jam”
Definition: the female equivalent of a cock block.
Example: You’re chatting with a guy you’re interested in and your friend comes along and lays claim to him.

Thank you RC for taking time out of your busy writing schedule to answer my five burning questions.

1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Ry?
I have to admit that I haven’t read either series so I’d have to use the men from my own for this. This is a really tough question…Kill-Lawson Briggs from Laws of Attraction, Marry-Mac from Wildest Dream, Screw-Foster Kavanaugh from Out of Love

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it?  EDITORS NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
I couldn’t tell you the title but I know it was a Harlequin Teen Romance novel. And I was hooked from that point on.

outoflove3.What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
I haven’t yet written a full-fledged romantic suspense and I would love to do so at some point. And I truly don’t know that I could ever write a sexless romance. I’m far too pervy for that. ;)

4.Tell us a little about your writing process and where you find inspiration?
I find inspiration everywhere in daily life, quite honestly. My writing process begins with an outline (which I usually veer off from either around the mid-point or the end because I get a better idea along the way) and then I go from there. I write while my little one goes to half-day Pre-K so I plug my earbuds into my laptop, turn on music, and type away for those three hours.

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be?  Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone.  Name five people.
I’d invite Tim Tebow, JJ Watt, Paul Rudd, my husband, and Jimmy Fallon. That list is in no particular order, of course. 😉

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Author Renee Carlino Answers my Five Burning Questions & more

USA TODArenee carlinobestselling author Renée Carlino is known for her beautifully unique love stories that you should be reading.   I first became aware of Rene with the rave reviews for Sweet Thing and then Swear on your Life. The rave reviews weren’t wrong, these books were short listed on many must read books from last year. The story of Swear on Your Life is about a young woman who finds out her childhood friend has written a best selling novel all about her. 1-click!

Her next book Before We Were Strangers is a love story about a Craigslist “missed connection” post that gives two people a second chance at love fifteen years after they were separated in New York City. 1-click!

Her latest book Lucian Divine is a unique story of a flawed Angel who falls for Evelyn. His name is Lucian and he’s a 2,00rene 20 year-old guardian angel. His sudden presence in her life is both good—he’s brilliant, witty, and warm—and bad and hot as hell. See I said one of kind stories.

Check out her answers for my 5 burning questions and her awesome range of books. Enjoy!

Here’s the questions:

1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Lucian? 
Kill Gideon, screw Kellan and Marry Lucian 🙂

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it?  NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
I can’t remember the first romance novel I read. I read a lot of YA, but maybe the first book to really pull me in was OUTLANDER By Diana Gabaldon. 

3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. sweetthingThe sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Menage sounds fun, though my books are pretty mild in that department, but you never know. I could spice things up…

4. Your new book asks you to believe in angels, what was your inspiration for the book? My inspiration for the book was just pure curiosity. I wondered if I could make people fall in love with a flawed angel. 

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be?  Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone.  Name five people. |
Jeff Buckley, Martin Luther King Jr., Stephen King, Julia Child and Louis CK. 

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
Any variation of Fuck. Hands down.

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5 by 5 Q&A with Jane Harvey-Berrick talks Her Choice for Kill, Marry or Screw

onecarefulownerUpdate:  One of my favorite author Jane Harvey-Berrick has a new book out One Careful Owner: Love Me, Love My Dog. How could you not love told from the POV of man and his dog.

When the description says, WARNING! This book will break your heart!
From the best-selling romance author of THE EDUCATION OF SEBASTIAN comes a sexy, heart-breaking and heart-warming story about one man and his dog.

You know you are going on a amazing ride. Jane was one of the first authors to answer my five burning questions. Check out her new book and her answers if you missed them last time.

Enjoy!

travelingwoman traveling manJane Harvey-Berrick is one of my favorite authors.  She wrote one of my all time favorite books The Education of Sebastian & Caroline.  If you haven’t read this epic novel then you should!! I’ve read it at least four times.  You won’t be disappointed!

Her back catalog is made of amazing 5 star reads Lifers, Playing in the Rain, At Your Beck & Call and so many more.  Check out her Amazon page for all her books.

Jane’s got a new series Traveling Man & Traveling Woman out about the carnival life and love.  Jane’s written another amazing series about an interesting and different slice of life.  A must read!

You can buy the books here:  Traveling Man & Traveling Woman

I asked Jane to answer my 5 by 5 questions and here’s what she said.

1. Let’s startTyler as Kes off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Kestrel Donohue?
Jeez, start with the easy ones, why don’t you?! Um, okay, [starts to sweat]. I’d have to say marry Kestrel because I fell in love with him while I was writing him, but that’s tricky too, because I’ve gotten to know Tyler Gattuso who is the model in the covers. I don’t think he does cougars LOL.

Gideon versus Kellan – hmm. Toss a coin!

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE by Jane Austen. I had to read it for school and at first I found that world really hard, but by the second class, I fell in love with the story and have been a Jane Austen fan ever since. But my absolute favorite is PERSUASION: a story about a middle-aged woman (for those times) who has given up on love but is given a second chance with the love of her life. Perfect.

3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
There’s a paranormal idea sitting in my ‘book ideas’ folder. I don’t know if it’ll make it into a book, but it might!
I’ve written about a male escort (AT YOUR BECK & CALL) and he had group sex and couples sex, helped voyeurs get off, and got into once with a guy at a party. So that angle is covered. Nah, I’ll pass on BDSM. I wrote a lot of FSOG fanfiction, so I think I’ve gotten that out of my system 😉

A sexless romance? I’ve done slow-burning stories, where the couples get together much later on. But yes, I wrote a thriller, EXPOSURE, where you’re kind of left guessing about the sex.

4. What’s your favorite thing to do when you aren’t writing or reading?
Walking on the beach with my little dog. Clears my mind, but also the time when I get my best ideas.

5. What is the one thing you’d like people to know about you when reading your books?
I write what I want to read myself. I don’t write because it’s “the new thing” like all the stepbrother books that came out after Penelope Ward. That’s probably not entirely fair, because inspiration takes many forms. I was inspired by FIFTY SHADES OF GREY, but when I started writing my own stories, creating my own worlds is the part that I enjoy the most.

I’ve written two plays, as well, both of which are being performed this summer. One is for children, a romp with pirates and smugglers and lots of music, but the other is a tough, uncompromising play for adults. It’s a tough subject, about an ex-soldier who is suffering from PTSD. The mini tour is raising money for the UK charity www.felixfund.org.uk It’s a charity that helps men and women – and their families – who were bomb disposal personnel in the military. A close friend of mine worked in that area, so yeah, very important to me. https://www.facebook.com/LaterAfterNEWDRAM

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?

British ones are so much better than US ones.   Tosser!

Thanks Jane!!

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The Hilarious Author Meghan Quinn Answers my 5 Burning Questions & more

dearlifeHappy 2017!! I discovered author Meghan Quinn because of a 5 STAR review and binged read her other books. She’s known for her characters wit, heart and of course heat. If you want to laugh and get turned on at the same time I recommend any of her books. Meghan’s new book Dear Life is a change in tone and style (you might want a hankie) for her and all the reviews I’ve read are five star. If you are curious about her books, I started with Mother Road and then moved to her Olympic Swimmer series starting with Stroked and don’t miss her striper story Exposed. Any of these are amazing stories to dip your toe in the Meghan pool and then dive in!

Meghan took time out from writing characters we want to read to answer my five burning questions. Check out her answers here:

1.Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Bodi or Hollis?
Kill Gideon (I do love him, but someone had to get the axe), Marry Bodi because, well, he’s the most amazingly sweet man ever, and screw Kellan. Kellan was my first ever book boyfriend.

MEghanQuinn2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? EDITOR NOTE:  I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
How to Lasso a Cowboy. I was in high school and my mom was letting me read just about anything. I don’t think she was aware what was in it because hello penis!!!

3.What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think? Writing a children’s book would be fun one day since I have a little boy now. That would be completely out of my realm for sure. And I’ve been trapped by so many sexless romances it’s insane. They should all come with a warning!

4. As you write series, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines? My crazy head. I have some notes in a spiral notebook, but I really should do a better job. Maybe if I wrote more notes, I wouldn’t forget daily activities since my head is so clogged with characters. 

5. Ifstroked you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be?  Hmm, well, I would have to start with Derek Jeter because I’m a sports girl and I love him. Alan Jackson because he’s the best male singer ever. Tom Hanks because who doesn’t want a little Hanx in their life? Ellen DeGeneres because I really think we could be best friends. And finally Joanna Gaines because I want to learn from her about building an empire!

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word? Fuck of course. Is there any other swear word?

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Enter to win this Travis DesLaurier 2017 Calendar!

travis deslaurierI bought two copies of Travis DesLaurier 2017 Calendar and am giving them away.  Enter now to win!!

If you want to give them as a gift, you can buy them here (proceeds go to pet charity).

Travis has been on the cover of several romance novels most recently he’s Preppy in T.M. Frazier’s awesome series.  You can check them out here if you haven’t read them.

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Check out JB Heller’s Answers to My 5 Burning Questions & more


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As someone who writes romance stories where the woman are older than the men, I immediately 1-clicked this book by J.B. Heller called What if It’s Right? Boy was I glad I did! This book is a sweet and sexy story about attraction and finding the right person in someone unexpected.   Great stories of older woman and younger men are few and far between this one is a credit to the genre. You’ll fall in love with Weston from the minute you meet him and he’ll fight for you to do it.

J.B. took a few minutes from her busy schedule writing her next book to answer my five burning questions. Check out her answers below and her other books which are all different flavors.

1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Weston?  
I’m not going to lie, and I’m so ashamed of this fact, but I haven’t met Kellan yet… or Gideon. Don’t hate me! I just haven’t made it there yet, but I will, one day. So I’ll replace them with some of my own. Christian Grey, Travis Maddox and Weston… I’d kill Christian… that dude has more issues than I do, it could never work. I’d screw Travis and enjoy every single moment of it. And I’d marry Weston, he’s so sweet, great in bed, and just the right amount of Alpha.

2. Do you reVDnewJjJmember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it?  NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
I actually wasn’t a reader until I was in my early 20’s. I feel like I cheated myself. But then I watched twilight, and then I read it. Books are always SO much better than the movies. Anyway, so began my love affair with reading. I read that whole series countless times. So much so that my husband thought I’d become obsessed *rolls eyes*. But the first indie romance that really left it’s mark on me was Beautiful Disaster. And the rest is history.

3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Sexless romance… Uh no, I don’t think so. My mind is way too perverted, plus, to me sex is an essential part in the growth of a relationship. Therefore an essential part of my books. You can tell a lot about a person by how they are in the sack. Sometimes I fantasise about writing a mermaid book… something like Ariel and Prince Phillip, but sexy.

4. As you write sVDnewCcCeries, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines?
I am a self-confessed stationery addict, so I have more notebooks than I’ll ever need (but I’ll never stop buyingthem!).
When a storyline is born I like to write out a basic overview of it, then break down each character. You know like hair colour, eyes, style, that kind of thing. It helps me keep track of individual traits that I sometimes get mixed up on. Then as I’m going I jot down notes here and there just to keep things straight in my head.

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be?  Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone.  Name five people.
Some of my dearest friends in the world live on the other side of the world and we’ve never actually met in person. Living in Australia when all my close author friends are in the US is irritating at best. I’d love more than anything to be able to sit down with them and chill out, drink wine, laugh and actually be able to embrace them. So I’d have to say, 1- Faith S Lynn. 2- T.J. Tims. 3- Stevie J VDnewJjCole. 4- Jacqueline Ayres. & 5- Channing Tatum… shirtless… and serving our drinks then performing Magic Mike like dance moves for our viewing pleasure.

 6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?

Shit. I say shit a lot. I drop the F-bomb a fair bit too, but I’m trying to cut back on that one since my 5 year old told our dog to fuck off the other day. #parentingfail

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Check out Alison Bliss’s Answers to My 5 Burning Questions & more

I firsizemattersst read Alison’s book Rules of Protection (Tangled in Texas Book 1) back in September of 2014 and loved it. When I read several great reviews for her new book Size Matters I thought I’d ask her to answer my five burning questions. Enter Alison’s giveaway to win a copy of her new book here!

Enjoy her fun answers to the hot five questions!

 1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Sam?
Oh, man. I hate killing any of them. Okay, if I have to, then I guess I would kill Gideon Cross, screw Sam, and marry Kellan Kyle. I would’ve married Sam, since he’s pretty nice to look at (see pic). But after what he did to my heroine’s parents, I’m not too sure taking him home to meet the family would be such a good idea.

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me aboutMuscled male model in studioit? NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
That was so long ago that I really have no clue which book I read first, though I’m certain it was a novel by V.C. Andrews since I had a huge fascination with those books in my teen years. A lot of those stories centered around family secrets but there was a great deal of romance in them as well.

3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
Ha! It totally should! I can promise you that I’ll never write a book that has no sex in it. Those are usually my favorite scenes to write. LOL Although I haven’t actually dabbled in the erotica genre at all yet, I could see trying my hand at one of those. But mostly, I have a couple of books I’d like to write that cross the romance sub-genre into paranormal and Sci-Fi.

alisonbliss4. As you write series, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines?
Interestingly enough, I don’t have a process. I always claim to have the worst memory ever, but when it comes to my characters, I tend to remember everything about them and their stories. Even down to each individual’s eye color. That may change as I get more and more books out, though.

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be? Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals, or anyone. Name five people.
Tough question! I’m tempted to name five really hot celebrities and call it date night (LOL), but I won’t since there are some other people I’d love to invite. I never got the chance to meet either of my grandfathers before they died so they would be my first two choices. My third guest would be Linda Howard, who is my absolute favorite author. Then I would invite Albert Einstein just because I think it would interesting to pick his brain for an evening. And my fifth dinner invite would go out to Christian Grey. So yeah, I’m pretty sure this would be the most awkward evening ever…but it would make for some interesting dinner conversation.

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
You mean to tell me we were using a point system in this interview, and I didn’t even know it? Fuck. (I guess that answers that question.)

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Author Jay McLean Answers My Five Burning Questions & more

Lucas KDPYou know those writers that when they announce a new book you get excited all tingly about it. You 1-click it, you double check the release dates waiting for it to show up on your Kindle. When it finally does show up, you make sure you’ve the dogs been walked, the kids are fed and your husband is binge watching his favorite show. You get your Kindle and fire it up to take you away. Come on you know those authors? Well Jay is one of those authors for me! Her book Kick Push about a single father gave me a grade one Colleen Hoover Book Hangover and that was it. Fan for life!

Jay’s got a new brother series out now and I LOVE brother series.   They are my second favorite only to rocker stories for me. Check out the first in her new series Lucas, its free in Kindle Unlimited now. Thanks to Jay for sitting down and taking the time to answer my five burning questions. You’ll enjoy her answers as much as her books. Check her books out here and her social media.

Lucas M1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Lucas?
Oh… jeez. I’d kill Gideon Cross, screw Kellan, and Mary Lucas. LOL. Is that bad? I kinda like Luke (I couldn’t write a hero I didn’t like.)

<<–Lucas Medeiros is my Lucas muse. 

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? EDITOR’S NOTE:  I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.
My first romance novel is the same as millions of others, believe it or not. It was the Fifty Shades Trilogy. It’s what got me into reading. Then I read the Thoughtless Series, and that’s what got me into Book boyfriends. And then Slammed, and slammed is what got me to fall in love with words. I started reading about six months before I pKick Pushublished my first book. I wasn’t one of those girls you’d catch sneaking in reads when it was bed time. I was definitely late to find my passion in life. I feel sorry for myself that I missed out on so much. I’m currently going through a classic literature phase. I’m collecting old Shakespeare!

3. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?
LOL! I write erotica/BDSM/menage when I feel the urge, but I would never release it, at least not under my name. I’d have to come up with a different pen name so my YA readers don’t freak the hell out. Also, I’ve tried to write a little sexier with my NA titles, a little more alpha, a little naughtier, but those guys (seriously) are just too damn sweet and they end up declaring their love pre-penetration and it ends up vanilla and downhill from there. 

Morethanhis4. As you write series, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines?
I have zero standard process. I don’t even know how I end up with a complete book sometimes. Like, if you asked me how I wrote Lucas, I wouldn’t even be able to tell you. When I’m writing, I kind of just zone out. It seems to work so far. The only downside I’ve noticed is that I recycle names. A lot. And it’s horrible. I’ve used the same names so many times in so many different books. Sigh. 

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be? Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone. Name five people.
I would seriously invite my readers. No lie. The majority of my reader base is in the US, and being from Australia, it’s kind of tough just to hang out with them and get nerdy over my books. My best friend would be next to me (she lives in NJ) and my twoLucas teaser 5 best mayhem partners (they know who they are) would be on the other side. I may invite Scott Eastwood and Ryan Sheckler, just for funzies. 

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
My favorite swear word would be fuck. And maybe the C word (Sorry YA Readers). I’m Australian, though, the C word can sometimes be used in the form of a greeting. 

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A.L. Jackson Answers My Five Burning Questions & more

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Author A.L. Jackson came to my attention with the book Come to Me Quietly series and I have been a convert ever since. When her new rock star series came out, A Stone in the Sea, I knew I was in for a treat. This series is one of my all time favorites and it’s not your typical rock romance. There’s no life on the road this is about a tormented rock star trying to escape from his life and finding refuge in a small town. The rest of the books are all about his band mates and family who you will fall in love with during this series. A must read, be warned you will get an HEA but you’ll need a supply of tissues, wine and chocolate for your journey.

I can’t thank A.L. enough for taking time out of her busy writing schedule to answer my five burning questions.  Enjoy!

Here’s the questions:

1. Let’s start off with Kill, Marry or Screw? Gideon Cross, Kellan Kyle or Brian?   Kill Brain, Marry Kellan, screw Gideon. 

2. Do you remember the first romance book you ever read? Can you tell me about it? EDITORS NOTE: I think mine was Bitch by Jackie Collins and I was about 10 or 11.

AL JacksonGone with the Wind. I was 8 and was in love. I never stopped reading romances after that! 

AL Jackson 23. What type of stories would you like to write but haven’t yet? Menage, BDSM or a sexless romance. The sexless romance should come with a warning. Don’t you think?

I’ve been itching to write a full-blown paranormal romance. I’ve had a plot I’m in love with for YEARS, but I haven’t taken the dive to actually do it. One of these days….

4. As you write series, what’s your process for keeping track of characters and storylines?

I have a journal I keep with a vague plot, plus notes I jot all throughout. I definitely do a lot of searching through the document to remember different events, names, etc though! 

5. If you could have a dinner party and invite anyone to it, who would it be? Celebrities, book boyfriends, intellectuals or anyone. Name five people.Craig Owens

Oh this is hard! Okay… 

1 ) Nora Roberts because I would love to pick her brain about being such a prolific writer. I’m always amazed at her ability to have written so many books while keeping it fresh and interesting.  

2) Craig Owens who is my real life fan girl crush. Y’all know I like my boys on a stage, tattooed and screaming!

3) Lyrik West (my own personal fantasy book boyfriend.) I’d write him a million times over if I could

4) Ernest Hemingway 

5) Why can’t I think of one more person? I’m thinking this will be an “intimate” gathering LOL

6. For bonus points, what’s your favorite swear word?
F*ck, of course 

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