Welcome Lynne Roberts from Under the Covers with Lynne! Bianca has turned the tables on Lynne, asking her to answer her own interview questions.
Bianca pats the sofa beside her. Lynne, you are on stage.
First important question. Silk, satin, cotton, flannel. What is your sheet of choice and why?
High quality cotton! Silk and satin are fun, but ultimately, I’m practical. Have you ever worn silk on silk? It’s like a slippery slide. Laughter in bed is nice and all that, but sometimes you want to remain in one place for a little bit.
It’s a slumber party! Calories don’t count. What snacks will we be munching on at midnight?
Anything salty and chocolate. How about chocolate covered pretzels!
When playing truth or dare, would you pick truth or dare?
If truth, tell us something not very many people know.
I write fantasy under my real name and have a book coming out later this year through Carina Press. Mmm. That’s not very good. How about I’m a mother to 6 kids and a half dozen more teenagers hang out at my house after school and on weekends.
What are you usually wearing at three o’clock in the morning?
Depends on the time of year and how many kids are in the house.
As writers, let’s talk about writing.
Lynne, what surprised you the most about the publishing process?
How wonderful authors are. I mostly know writers of the romance genre but I’ve found they are the friendliest, most helpful people in the world. Best? Its so nice to know people who get this crazy impulse to put words on paper, submit it, take criticism and rejection, rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite all for a chance that someday someone will read it and like it! When you look at it from the outside, knowing what it’s like on the inside, it’s kinda crazy.
What’s your typical writing day like?
Typically, I write fiction in the morning for an hour, handle emails and blogs for another hour, then start my non-fiction work—which pays the majority of the bills. I pick up my youngest daughter and son and 1:30, do homework with them, then pick up my other daughter and son at 2:30… again homework. I’ll skip to the evening when I try to squeeze in one more hour for fiction. Of course this can all change if I have edits due…then it’s pizza and a messy house.
What is your favorite part of being a romance writer?
The writing community and hearing back from readers who loved my books. It never gets old. : )
Least favorite? Waiting… bad reviews. It’s a toss up. Fortunately, I haven’t received very many bad reviews but boy do they sting. I have to remind myself that not everyone is going to like my work. It’s hard.
Tell us about your newest release.
Hooking Up is the story of Trisha and Glenn. It’s a short story that still chokes me up at the ending. It’s difficult to say too much about it without ruining the story for you. But honestly, out of all my shorts, I’d recommend you read this one. Wow, I don’t think a writer is supposed to say that. LOL
Trisha is tired of tame, tired of predictable. After years of playing the supporting role, she longs for one night of unrestrained sensuality, a night of passion to reawaken the woman she once was. Can she step out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a stranger for a single taste of erotic abandon?
The hum of conversation buzzed in her ears and increased the nagging feeling of isolation. She was alone. In a bar. Her spine stiffened and she took a deep breath. Despite the pale line of skin marking where her ring had been just that morning, she’d been alone for a long time.
One of the bartenders headed in her direction, wiping his hands on a white towel tucked into his waistband. “Hi! What would you like?”
Lately, a loaded question on her best day. “Do you have red wine? Rioja?”
He grinned and his eyes sparkled. The smile would have charmed the panties right off her fifteen, or even ten years ago. Now it just made her tired.
Maybe this wasn’t such a good idea.
“Sure thing. Anything else?”
A time machine? She shook her head.
The bartender tapped the counter. “Be right back, hon.”
Hon? Trisha smiled and turned on the barstool. A waitress in a short, black skirt and a white buttondown shirt that barely contained her ample breasts leaned over the counter to hand an order to one of the bartenders. The skirt inched up, revealing long legs encased in fishnet stockings and a hint of her heart-shaped ass.
No doubt about it. I’m getting old. Once upon a time she would have been flashing her ass, or at least a good deal of thigh, finding a suitable partner and taking him home to fuck until the wee hours of the morning. And now? Well, that was the question, wasn’t it?
Do you have anything in the works?
Yes, so many but none ready for submission. I need to get my tail in gear. I just finished copy-edits for my fantasy and need to light a fire under a certain CP who has what I think will be my next submission. ; )
Where can we find you?
I got married on the 14th and then there was the honeymoon. : ) Now that I’m back, I intend to dive back into the internet with both feet.
- I’m also on facebook and twitter @Lynne_Roberts
Congratulations on the wedding!
Now for the dreaded personal questions:
What would you consider a romantic date?
One of the most romantic dates I’ve been on recently was to Baskin Robins for a shared ice cream sundae. I know it sounds sappy, but anywhere with my honey is romantic. If I had to plan something… I’d take him to the park with a picnic lunch followed by a walk by the river. Or, better yet. A candlelight dinner on the beach followed by a long walk.
The beach picnic and the walk in the waves sounds dreamy!
What is the best pick-up line someone has ever tried on you? Did it work?
Is that perfume or lotion that you’re wearing? And yes it did. At least I’m marrying him later this week. ; )
What is your favorite season?
I live in the Central Valley in California. I love spring and fall equally but we don’t get much of either. 110 and I don’t get along very well.
If you could have any car, which would it be?
Sl Mercedes 350 AMG, but it costs almost as much as my house so…. ; )
Who is your favorite actor?
Hands down Johnny Depp. I don’t think that requires further explanation.
What is a movie you could watch over and over?
The Princess Bride. I love that movie.
What is your favorite alcoholic drink? I like fruity girly drinks. The prettier the better.
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