Monday, 9 February 2015

From sweet to naughty: Meet London Saint James @LSJRomance #Authorchat #Giveaway

Happy Monday, sweeties. Today I'm happy to tell you that I've been chatting with the lovely +London Saint James about writing, books and her latest offering, The Good Sister Part 2 now in audio book. I can tell you that I read The Good Sister Part 1 and it was a fabulous book and I'm looking forward to Part 2.

Anyway, make her feel welcome and check out our chat. Leave her a comment. There's a chance to win a $20 Gift Card.


Q1) London, welcome to my blog. Tell us a little about yourself
*Waves* Hi. I’m London and I write romance from sweet to naughty. I was first published in 2011, and I’ve been writing nonstop ever sense. I suppose I hail from all over, having lived in many different places, and I’ve traveled a lot, but I finally settled down in the beautiful Smokey Mountains of Tennessee after meeting the man of my dreams.
Q2) Sounds very romantic. I see you have so many titles published. Well done. Have you always wanted to be an author?
Something about the art of storytelling has always been a part of me. I’ve scribbled things down my whole life, starting as soon as I could write. Whether I knew it at the time or not, I guess, yes. I always wanted to be a writer.

Q3) Fantastic. Most authors have been influenced by other authors. Who are some of your favorite writers? Who do you feel has influenced your writing?
Oh my gosh. There are so many I consider my favorite. Here, I’ll give you a few.  Sherrilyn Kenyon, Charlaine Harris, Gena Showalter, Sarah McCarty…. I could go on and on, and on.
As far as influenced my writing, I don’t really know. Perhaps the influence comes from all the greats I’ve loved to read over the years.

Q4) All great authors. So you said you write nonstop. What is a typical writing day for you? 
I don’t know about typical. *Smiles* I seem to write more so at night or at crazy times during the day when I can grab some quiet. What is typical? I always use my laptop to write. I can’t sit at a desk to write. I have to be really comfortable and portable so I can lounge and move as I type away. Sitting at a desk is just too much like a 9-5 job, and that’s no fun at all.

Q5) I totally agree about writing on a laptop being easier. Which bring me to your new book. Can you tell us a little about it?
Sure. The Good Sister: Part Two is the completion of Trinity Lane Winslow’s story, and was first done in eBook format through one of my publishers, Evernight Publishing. I’ve just recently turned The Good Sister series into audiobooks.
So, about the story itself. In book one, Trinity had two men she was attracted to. Now, it becomes two men. One decision. We’ll see Trinity make some huge decisions about her life, her love, and watch her grow more and more from the scared girl she started out as in book one. In book two, the baby bird found her wings and transforms into a beautiful swan. But there are some twists along the way, and someone who threatens to end Trinity’s happiness.

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Trinity Lane Winslow stepped out of her fantasy world and into the real one on a quest to obtain the object of her desire—Reid Addison. The pursuit led her to the infamous Madam Jacqueline Claudette Rousseau, the man she craved, and the debonair Lord Archer, the man who offered what she really longed for—love.

When Reid revealed his dark side, he knew he’d sealed his fate and pushed Trinity into the waiting arms of Lord Archer. Can he live with his decision?

Lord Archer would do anything for his beautiful Trinity, but is he strong enough to hold onto her with all that conspire against them?


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Q6) Sounds fabulous. How did you come up with the idea for this story?
Inspiration to write, for me anyway, comes from so many different things. A place, a picture, a song, a poem, and even quotes. The idea for The Good Sister came from a quote, and blossomed into a two-book continuing story. Here’s the quote that started it all:

We always long for the forbidden things, and desire what is denied us.
~Francois Rabelais~

Q7) Wow. I love that quote. So what is up next for you?
I have a new release coming from Evernight Publishing in February, called Rise of the Lost Prince (Lost Boys, 1) which is an M/F Erotic Romance, Fairy Tale, Paranormal, Fantasy, Action/Adventure, with Gothic Elements story. I also have another book of mine, Tied Up in Wonderland which is a BDSM Erotic Romance, and a much naughtier version of Alice, coming to audiobook as well. In fact as I’m doing this interview, that book is in audio production. Along with those, I’m currently working on Claimed by the Bad Boy (Bad Boy Fever, 2) and have more WIPs than I can probably finish this year, but I’m going to give it a try.


Q8) You are one busy lady. If you had one piece of advice for a budding writer what would it be?
Write what you love.  What you find inspiring.  Read as much as you can.  Find someone wonderful to bounce ideas off of.  Grow a thick skin, and don’t let negativity get you down.  Keep yourself in your work, and keep on writing. 

Q9) Great advice. What is the next book on your To Read Pile that you are dying to jump into?
I have a lot of books on my to be read pile, but I’m hoping to read Lovely Wild by Megan Hart.

Q10) Is there anything else you would like to add?
I just want to say thanks to all my readers out there. You’re support and words of encouragement do mean a lot to me. I write because I love to, and I keep on doing what I do because of you.

Now for some fun...
Favorite Quiz

Favorite city: Seattle 
Favorite beverage: Coca-Cola
Favorite place you’d like to visit: Tahiti
Favorite place to write: Cuddled on my couch
Favorite hobby: Reading
Favorite movie: Too many to pick just one
Favorite book: Too many to pick just one

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