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Friday, October 29, 2010

Answering a few questions and explaining a few things. LOL.

I have been sick and neglecting my blog. I last left you with the trailer for Berrr's Vow. While I'm sure it was nice...(I made it so I'm bias...LOL) you are probably tired of seeing it. I feel better today after days and days of icky! They call it recovery. I call it feeling well enough now to realize just how crappy this cold really is. : ) I'm getting better, that's all that matters really, and I'll stop whimpering now. Mr. Laurann will be happy when I'm better. He's been a trooper!

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Berrr's Vow came out last Friday and I wanted to thank everyone who emailed, left comments on various sites, and messages on facebook. I always worry myself sick when a book comes out. (I think most authors do) I got a lot of warm, wonderful compliments so that was amazing and awesome! YIPPEE!!! I also got asked a lot of questions. I started to make a list of them, tagging the ones I got the most, and thought... AH HA! Blog topic! LOL!!! So here goes...questions and answers!

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Q - Are you writing more (insert your favorite series here) books?

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A – The easiest way to answer this is to let you know that I have no current end in sight to any series I write. I haven’t mentally put a limit on the number of books. If a story comes to me, if people want to read it, and if I think I can get it out there… I WILL write it. (Okay, if I love a character I’ll write it even if I figure it will never sell but don’t tell anyone that because they’ll think I’m insane. LOL)

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Q – When are you writing about (insert the character you really want to read more of - here) and when will it be coming out?

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A - I don’t know. I have no control over how fast a book gets written. Really. LOL. I’m a visual/mood person so some books get written faster than others, some slower, but I’m a write-a-holic. I put in a lot of hours typing out stories on my keyboard so you can at least know if you’re anxiously waiting on a certain story that I’m drinking a lot of iced coffee and not getting enough sleep. LOL! I have no control about book release dates either but once I submit them, if the book is picked up, Ellorascave is amazing about getting them out for release quickly.

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Q – Where do you come up with your ideas?

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A – As I mentioned before, I'm a visual writer. As an example I saw this fantasy dark art picture of this big, muscular warrior type… and my imagination flared into the world of Cyborgs. I love stock photo sites where I spend money regularly. I’ve seen hot pictures of men…and BOOM. He’s suddenly an ex-rodeo star with a damaged soul/body in need of a lonely, good-hearted woman to fix his emotional wounds (Propositioning Mr. Raine). With every book I write…I find some visual stimulation for a character/characters and it’s my screen saver on my monitor while I write the book.

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Q – Do you or will you write ménage books?

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A – I’m a M/F storyline kind of woman. I read ALL kinds of books, enjoy them a lot, but no, I don’t write them. Would I swear on a bible to never come up with a storyline? No. I NEVER say NEVER but I only go writing where my imagination takes me…and that’s the M/F stories. I don't foresee any right now but again...I won't swear to say never. I will go with 'highly, highly doubtful'. LOL.

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Q - You set up certain situations in some of your book/series that imply multi sex partners so that's why I'm asking about the ménage question. Can you explain why you do that?

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A –(1) - Let's start with cyborgs. They aren't happy with the way things are. (It’s the law since cyborg females are fewer that they have to share them with other men) They are possessive types of guys who don't want to share...anything. Human women come along and they are considered property. In other words... it's a way to bend their rules about having to share their females in family units so they can have what they want most - their own women. LOL. To me, romances are about finding something you long for most... and cyborgs find that with humans.

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A –(2) - Zorns - their culture is different than here on Earth. They don't have the same bonding relationships we have. To be blunt... they don't communicate well. A house helper, as an example, keeps the warriors homes clean, cook, and it’s part of their duty/job to have sex with the men who provide for them. They don't cuddle, don't share their dreams and hopes, or get to really know the men they serve. It's more of an employee/employer situation that keeps their emotion bonds at a minimum. Zorn males are highly sexual, their females aren't, and the Zorn females are actually glad to have other Zorn females in the household to share filling to ALL of a warrior's needs. In walks a human...who wants to KNOW the guy, is interested in his day, and wants him to get to know her. They bond, grow closer, and get attached. I hope that clears that up. Of course the hot sex really helps too! LOL.

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This last one wasn't a single question as much as responding to a lot of emails I received about Mate Set. Yes, I SO did that! LOL. I read a lot of books as well as writing them. I think reading/writing walk hand in hand. I read a lot of M/F/M books and sometimes... I wish from the way the characters were written that that extra MALE wasn't tossed in there.

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Some Authors do super sexy tie in’s that leave a reader panting and excited. (Awesome, sexy, HOT, and I want to read it!!!) A few authors have a reader squirming but not in the sexy way. I've read uncomfortable sex scenes were I screamed in my head... NO!!!!!!! Don’t do it… you weren’t written to be that way!!!! I wished it would have turned out differently instead of trying to read through sex scenes that I didn't want to read because it was so against the character's personalities. So YES... I did that. I wrote a scene where a woman said NO! I really sweat that decision, worried that it would get cut from the book, (who does a scene like that...right??? Um...me) but my editor and Ellorascave are just... AWESOME... and let me keep it in! LOL. I'm really glad that so many of you wrote in support of it, found yourselves doing mental 'high-fives', and were so happy that things turned out that way in Mate Set.

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I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!! I submitted another Raine book so my fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed! I’m working on more books – of course – and freely admit… Hello, my name is Laurann… and I’m a write-oholic!!!

6 comments:

  1. What a great blog ! Here's hoping that Elloras Cave approves the new Raine book :-) I have a feeling they will and that they are quick enough to put it out before the Christmas Holiday !

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  2. Carla, Ellorascave is fast but I doubt they could get it out in time for Christmas. It's already the end of October. I'll keep everyone posted though on when I hear anything!

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  3. What is the normal delay between the publish date and when the book is actually available for sale on Amazon?

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  4. From what I understand... it all depends on how backed up amazon is on loading them. I've seen books go up a week after they were released at EC... and I think the longest was a month.

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