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Getting BREATHLESS FOR HIM with Sofia Tate

Sofia Tate joins us today to talk about her Forever Yours debut, BREATHLESS FOR HIM. (If that cover doesn’t grab you, I don’t know what will.)The story: As a gifted opera singer, Allegra Orsini’s only obsession is music-until she meets him. A strikingly handsome and powerful man with a life splashed across the tabloids, Davison Cabot Berkeley isn’t what she expected. He’s unlike the other wealthy patrons who dine at Le Bistro. Davison sees more than just a coat-check girl working her way through grad school. And from the moment he looks at her, those deep green eyes ignite a fire inside Allegra she’s never felt before.  She craves Davison’s touch-his possession-endlessly. Even though every fiber of her being is telling her [...]

Talking to Carole Radziwill: THE WIDOW’S GUIDE TO SEX AND DATING

You might know her best as “the  voice of reason” on The Real Housewives of New York. But Carole Radziwill is first and foremost a writer. She spent more than a decade at ABC News, reporting from around the world, and earned three Emmys. Her first book, the memoir What Remains, spent over twenty weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. Today, she talk to R@R about her newly published first novel, The Widows Guide to Sex and Dating. LB: Your first book, What Remains, is a beautiful memoir about your marriage and losing your young husband to cancer. Now, your debut novel opens with a New York Times obituary of the heroine’s husband. Two different very different books, both with a widow at [...]

Talking With Megan Hart: EVERY PART OF YOU

Last week the fifth and final installment of Megan Hart’s super hot, erotic e-serial EVERY PART OF YOU published. I just started reading book number two, Every Part of You: Resists Me (review coming later this week) and I’m hooked. Today, Megan talks with us about her latest e-serial, her favorite book covers, and what we can look forward to next. LB: Is Every Part of You your first serialized novel? Did you approach the writing differently than writing a stand-alone? Do you prefer writing one way over the other?  MH: Every Part of You is not actually my first serialized novel. I first experimented with a serialized story in The Resurrected. I don’t actually approach the writing differently, other than [...]

Opal Carew talks HIS TO POSSESS

Today I’m excited to talk to bestselling Opal Carew, one of my favorite erotica authors who this year celebrates her twentieth year of publication.  HIS  TO POSSESS,  first published as a six-part e- serial, tells the intoxicating tale of a woman torn between a dominant billionaire and a tattooed, bad boy rock musician and is now available for the first time as a complete book.   LB:  For readers who are new to your work, how long have you been publishing novels, and what was your first book? OC: I started out writing short stories and novellas, and was published in 1994. My very first published novella was actually fantasy and not romance! I published a couple of short stories with [...]

Talking to Deborah Blumenthal about MAFIA GIRL

At her exclusive Manhattan high school, seventeen-year-old Gia is the most hated/loved girl in school. Why? Her father doesn’t have a boss. He is the boss–the capo di tutti cappi, boss of all bosses. Not that Gia cares. But life gets complicated when she meets a cop she calls “Officer Hottie” and feels a suprising chemistry. Then Vogue magazine wants to feature Gia in a fashion spread about real-life bad girls. On top of this, she’s running for class president. Can Gia step out from under her dad’s shadow and show everyone there’s more to her than “Mafia Girl? LB: You’re the rare author who publishes books for adult, teen, and young readers. Do you find it easier to write for [...]

Talking to author Susan Gloss about VINTAGE

In a week full of great new releases, Susan Gloss’s debut novel Vintage is a standout. It’s been compared to The Friday Night Knitting Club, and centers around a Midwestern vintage clothing shop the way it connects a group of women who are all at turning points in their lives. Today, Susan is here to talk vintage clothes, juggling day jobs and writing, and some real-life inspiration behind this novel. LB: You’re an attorney, a mom, a blogger, and you run an online vintage shop. How did you find time to write your debut novel? SG: I put myself on a strict word count diet of 1000 words per day. Over months of doing that, the story came together in small increments. [...]

Elizabeth Maxwell on HAPPILY EVER AFTER

Happily Ever After by Elizabeth Maxwell is a rare find: A book that not only has a fabulous premise, but also lives up to it every step of the way. Here’s the gist: an erotic novelist meets the fictional hero of her most recent book in real life, and must decide whether she wants to get him back between the pages—or between her sheets. At forty-six, Sadie Fuller’s life isn’t exactly romantic. A divorced, overweight, somewhat sexually frustrated mother of an eleven-year-old, she lives in the suburbs, shops the big box stores, makes small talk with her small-minded neighbors, and generally leads a quiet life. But while her daughter is at school, or when Sadie is up late at night, she [...]

Your new author crush – Pierce Brown, author of RED RISING

Image credit: Buzzfeed The accolades keep coming in for debut author Pierce Brown‘s RED RISING, one of the must reads of 2014. The book, released last week on January 28 (the author’s 26th birthday!), keeps building buzz: it received an A- from Entertainment Weekly, and drew comparisons to powerhouses such as The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Ender’s Game and more. And Universal just won a heated auction for the screen rights to the movie adaptation, which will be directed by Marc Foster (World War Z), with the screenplay written by Pierce. The hype is warranted by a story on a epic scale. RED RISING‘s hero, 16-year-old Darrow, is a member of the Reds, a caste of people whose mission is [...]