1. Where do you currently live?
Columbia, South Carolina.
2. Are you Married? kids? pets?
My 31-year wedding anniversary is June 30. Everyone who reads my naughty blog (http://www.LauraStamps.com) knows my long-suffering husband, Wes. *lmao* No kids, but I’ve been in feral cat rescue for 30+ years, so I always have lots of furbabies. At the moment I have 6 housecats (all socialized ferals and strays) and three outdoor kitties who are the last of the current feral colony I care for. At one time there were 21 cats and kittens in that colony, but I got them fixed and socialized and found homes for all except those three, which I kept for myself.
3. What/who/ How did you get started writing?
Wes is an Alpha, meaning he needs to be entertained. One day he was moping around, moaning about not having a hobby, so I bought him a Writer’s Digest magazine at Waldenbooks. He flipped through it in 5 seconds, tossed it on the sofa, and said it looked boring. I picked it up and thought it was the most fascinating mag I’d ever seen. I ended up reading it from cover to cover. There was a regular poetry column in that issue, so I wrote a short poem about one of my cats and….EUREKA!….it was the first time I had ever been satisfied completely as a creative person. At the time I had majored in art in college and was a professional artist with paintings and prints in galleries all over the country. But writing that poem really clicked for me in a way that nothing else ever had. My high school and college professors had always told me I had writing talent. But I’m also dyslexic, so the mechanics were hard for me. I was 30 at the time, and that was the day I changed careers. I went on to learn my craft, and never looked back. 23 years and 45+ published books later I’m still in love with the written word and writing novels.
4. Do you want to thank one person in particular for giving that extra push?
Actually, I came from a very abusive family so there was no family support for anything I did. My dad did buy me a typewriter when I was in college because he didn’t want me to pay someone to type my term papers. I was working 3 jobs at the time to get through college, and my money was tight. That was also the typewriter 9 years later I used to type my first book manuscript (no computers back then), so I’m always grateful to dad for that. I also wanna thank the guy who ran a “How to make money selling booklets” classified ad in the back of Writer’s Digest magazine 23 years ago. The booklet I bought from him taught me how to market in the book biz, so I will always be grateful to that guy. Last but not least, I wanna thank my long-suffering husband, Wes. Being an Alpha, he never gave me any encouragement. But I hear from his friends he says nice things about my writing all the time to them. So that counts, right? lmao!!
5. How many books did you attempt before you were published?
Okay, this is how the publishing biz works. Like any biz it has rules, and if you follow those rules life is easier for you. If you don’t, life is harder. Since I’m an easy slut, I’m gonna take the easy path. Duh. So I followed the rules for the writing biz. That means I built a nice resume of publication credits in magazines before I ever sent out a book manuscript to a publisher. Publishers and agents LOVE those rules for a reason. That’s because no matter how many of your friends/family/blog readers tell you they love what you’ve written, if you haven’t been published in magazines your fiction needs MAJOR editing. That’s a fact. No way around it. And no publisher wants to pay for that. Part of being a successful novelist is knowing you should submit your short fiction to magazines first. Why? Because magazines can only accept 10% of the good stuff. If you have lots of mag credits on your resume that speaks volumes to an agent or publisher about the quality of your work. Everybody in the biz knows how hard it is to be published in good mags. It goes without saying you’ll have to endure a few years of rejections when you submit to mags. But if you keep reworking your stories they will get better, and you’ll learn your craft. My stories and poems have been published in over 1000 magazines, anthologies, and literary journals worldwide. You know what that means, right? It means I’ve received at least 10,000 rejections. I also entered my books in book and chapbook competitions and won lots of awards for my writing that way. Because of my resume, when I send an agent or publisher a query letter about a book I usually get a positive response within hours. So to answer your question, the first book manuscript I sent out to a publisher was accepted within 24 hours. And that has continued to happen to me with most of my publishers. Yeah, it pays to follow the rules. 😉
6. Do you have any MUST haves to write? Food, drink or time?
You’ve heard the story about how I fell so in love with Donnie while I was writing “What Witches Want” that it took me 2 months to get over him after I finished the manuscript and sent it to that publisher, right? Now I’m crazy about Dray in “A Vampire’s Kiss.” I can’t say I have a fav character though. I ADORE Noelle from “The Witchery Series.” Wynn, her boyfriend is scorchin’ hot, too. And Sara is a clone of me. Gotta love her, ya know? Nah, I have a bunch of fav characters. 😉
9. How many books do you have in the works now?
I only write one book at a time. No way I could multi-task and work on several at once. I immerse myself in the world of that book, the characters, their lives, their unique voices, and that’s where I live for the 9 weeks it takes to write the first draft and then the 6 months it takes to edit it. Toward the end of a book I’ll start to think about the next book in the series or the next series and take a few notes. That way the day I finish my current novel I can start on the next one without missing a beat. So I write 365 days a year. Maybe that’s why I’ve never had writer’s block. lol
10. For your next book, what is the name and when is the release date?
“The Rune Witch Series” will be coming out in ebook in June. This is Wynn and Noelle’s series, and it’s HAWT! The books in this novella trilogy are “Sex Magick,” “Bewitched at the Beach,” and “The Harvest Moon.” The entire trilogy will be published at once because it’s been finished for two years. What can I say? This has been a hard economy for some publishers, and the first big publisher I sold it to went out of biz in March of 2009. Turns out the next publisher I sold it too is having trouble too and just released me from my contract today. Yay! So now Kittyfeather Press will publish it, and I’ll finally be able to get this fab series out to my fans. *happy dance, happy dance*
11. What made you write a dark book?
Actually, I never think of paranormal as “dark.” That’s because I’m a Wiccan Faery Witch (a SexWitch). That means I know psi-vamps and blood vamps for real. I see the Fey for real. I know shifters for real. My world in real life is very different from the life of the average non-Pagan. So this isn’t dark to me. This is real life to me. Because of this, all my series are Pagan and paranormal. I’ve never written any other kind of fiction.
12. Do you like writing the hot romance scenes?
LOVE it! However, people seem to think writing a good sex scene is easy. NOT. The truth is it’s hard as hell. That’s because it’s not what you think. It’s actually a very technical thing. You become like a movie director. You have to know where all the body parts are at all times, and they have to flow in a realistic way. Other than that, a good sex scene is made up of three parts: thoughts, action, and dialogue. And they’re not equal. Ever read a sex scene that kept throwing you out? That happens when there’s too much thinking in the sex scene, and it draws you away from the action. Thoughts should be the smallest part of a hot sex scene. And those thoughts should be about how good the action feels or how yummy the hero or heroine looks, and nothing else. The dialogue should also be about the action. That’s because the major part of a hot sex scene is the action. The thoughts and dialogue should bring the reader back to that. The action includes lots of physical details. Not too many, but not too few. Each author creates her own version of this formula, which is why we all write sex scenes in a slightly different way. And why some work for you as a reader, and some don’t. IMO, a sex scene works when the pace is fast and the action is hot. It’s easy to tell when a sex scene doesn’t work. Ever get bored in the middle of a sex scene, and put the book down? Horrors! Yeah, it takes years of practice to get it right. Even though I’ve been writing sex scenes for a long time, mine still go through 30-40 edits before I feel every word is right and in the correct place to give the reader the effect I have in mind for that scene. What effect would that be? A total panty-melt. As for inspiration, I have a verrrrrrrry active sex life (sex-obsessed grin). What can I say? I’m not like most erotica novelists. I’m more like the kinky heroine in an erotica novel. Sex is truly my life as well as my career. The sex scenes in my novels have all been tested in real life by me to make sure they’re safe, and they can give you a fab O. Gotta love testing, ya know? Yummmmy!
13. Do you have plans for another new book/series?
Yes. As soon as I get to a good stopping place in “The Manigault Vampires” series I plan to take 6-month break from that series and write “The Faery Witch Series.” Right now it’s in note form. But it’s the fourth series in my Witchy world, and an erotica novella trilogy in ebook. This is Donnie and Savannah’s series. I should mention all my series (“The Witchery Series,” “The Rune Witch Series,” and “The Faery Witch Series”) are trilogies. “The Manigault Vampires” series is the only one that will go on indefinitely. There is no preconceived series arc (beginning and end) to my vamp series.
14. What is the 1st book you remember reading and falling in love with?
“Withering Heights” by Emily Bronte. What can I say? I was trapped in an abusive family situation and the angst in that novel appealed to me. Not to mention I’m a hopeless romantic.
15. Who are your favorite authors? Favorite series?
Emma Holly is my fav. I think she is the most incredibly talented erotica novelist publishing today. Love all her erotica novels. My fav series of her is her Demon series (Yama). I also adore Lora Leigh’s “Bound Hearts” series, Sunny’s “Mona Lisa” series, Sherrilyn Kenyon’s “Dark Hunters,” and Kathy Love’s “Young Brothers” vamp series/demon books.
16. What is your favorite quote?
My own. Hey, you would expect no less of me, right? *falls over laughing* One of my fans started circulating this quote from me at Goodreads. She got it from a blog post of mine on my naughty blog. This is it: “I was born without a filter on my mouth” (Laura Stamps). So true. So true. lmao!
17. Do you have a favorite book cover?
Two, actually. LOVE the cover of “Decadent” by Shayla Black. I swear it looks like the guy is on the down stroke as he fucks the woman on the cover. YOWZA! And I adore the cover of “The Dream Hunter” by Sherrilyn Kenyon. Have you heard the story about that one? I was in the bookstore a few years ago when that novel came out. I turned, saw the cover, and screamed, “That’s Wynn!” Sure enough the guy on the cover of “The Dream Hunter” looks just like my hunky shapeshifter Wynn (“The Rune Witch Series”). Novelists always know in our minds what our characters look like. But when we see them in print it’s definitely a shock. lol
18. Naughtiest book you ever read?
Actually, I have no idea what the name of it was. One of my guy friends in 10th grade geometry passed me a porn novel in class one day. The cover was plain yellow and the pages were dog-eared (of course *lol*). I slipped it inside my geometry book and read it during class for several days. Didn’t matter that I wasn’t listening. Geometry was so far out of the scope of comprehension for a dyslexic like me that even if I had listened to every word the teacher said I wouldn’t have understood it. Instead I read some of the nastiest hottest sex ever and loved it! As you know, I am a kinkster (an exhibitionist and a voyeur). What you might not know is my tomcat dad (yeah, I inherited his libido) was one too, and both of my parents were Swingers (in the 60s they called it wife-swapping). So even though my parents were abusive (alcoholism and mental illness) they were very open with me and my two younger brothers about sex. For example, my parents loved their Playboy mag subscription. Those mags were all over the house, which means they encouraged us to read them as well. I’m not kidding. My mom would gather us all on the bed and flipped through each new issue with us. She said she wanted us to have a healthy attitude toward sex. Hey, no danger there when it came to me. My libido kicked in when I was 7. So that first porn novel in geometry class is one I will NEVER forget. Wow!
A VAMPIRE”S KISS
her hot and steamy erotica novel.
My verrrrry naughty blog:
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This little tidbit is why I LOVE Laura:
“GAWD, I love Twitter! I’m such a text-messaging junkie it’s perfect for a chatty slut like me. Speaking of Twitter, did you see my tweet last night about the BJ? Wes came back from the dentist and found out he needs an old crown replaced. He was kinda bummed when he walked into my office and told me. So I gave him a BJ. See what a good wife I am? Hey, I wasn’t kidding when I said I’ll drop EVERYTHING for hot sex. And anyone who reads my naughty blog knows my computer chair in my office gets quite a workout. Not only do I sit in it every day while I write the hot sex scenes in my novels, but that chair sees it’s share of the real thing on a regular basis. Dontcha love it?! *kinky grin* “
I have not yet read any of Laura’s book but I love her personality! She seems like a great gal, and she is my Twitter friend! 🙂 PLUS, she is a kitty person! Yay!
Laura: Where did your inspiration come for the Witchery series?
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What is the most unusual thing that inspired you, and what did it inspire? I would love to read this book, it sounds like great “my time” reading.
I wont be entering because I already have the first three installments.
Ugh, Im so sad! Im leaving today and wont be back until Thursday, no internet.
Ill defiantly try to catch the end of it!
Have fun everyone!!!
I haven’t read any of Laura’s books yet but they sound interesting.
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Ash (big wave!), thx for your retweet at Twitter, gf! My inspiration for “The Witchery Series” came from the fact I wanted to write a series that would show people what Pagans are like today. So many contemporary novels with Witches in them are just fluff or fantasy. Pagans have received so much bad press the last 2000+ years I thought it would be fun to set the record straight. Wicca is a peaceful, often feminist, nature religion. The fact it is feminist should give you a clue as to why patriarchal religions aren’t crazy about us. lmao!!
I also included real spells, chants, and rituals in those novels. In fact there is so much good stuff in that trilogy people tell me they read that series with a yellow highlighter and sticky notes. Oh, and they love the romance and hot sex in Books 2 & 3. *lusty grin* On the main site for my books (http://www.avampskiss.blogspot.com) look in the sidebar at the right side and you will find info about how to order signed copies from me with verrrry naughty personalizations. Of course. *sex-obsessed grin*
Hey Laura! I havent had the chance to pick up your books yet, but they sound great. I’ll have to order some! What are some of your favorite tv shows and movies? Do you know any actors that could portray your characters?
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@leilani, fab to see you here, gf!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the interview!!
@highlandhussy, thx!!! What can I say? Once an exhibitionist always an exhibitionist as far as my pics. *kinky grin* Wes just moans that at 53 my libido and kink show no sign of slowing down. BTW, have you seen my lingerie pics at Facebook and my naughty blog at http://www.LauraStamps.com? My memoir series will be coming out this summer and the covers of those books will feature some of my lingerie shots taken with my cell phone camera. Gotta love a slut, ya know? *falls over laughing*
@jellybelly, fab to meet you!
@debbie….hmmm…what is the most unusual thing that has inspired me? I think my slutty outlook on life inspires me more than anything. If you’ve read “A Vampire’s Kiss” I really did make Sara a clone of me, so she is constantly keeping Dray off-balance with her sudden “inspirations.” lmao! And her kinkiness, of course, is inspired by my wild kinky sex life.
As far as my novels, they are all character-driven so I just set the h/h in a scene and then follow them around and write down what they do and say. I don’t know if I said this in this interview, but all my sex-scenes are taken for a test-drive first to make sure they are safe and can give you a good O. I’m no fool. I know my readers use my erotica novels as sex manuals. Don’t wanna suggest something that’s not safe or fun. On the other hand, Wes does love it when I say, “Honey, I need to work out a new sex scene. Let’s DO IT!!!” *kinky grin*
@rachel, don’t watch TV, but I am a big fan of the “Underworld” movies. Also love “You’ve Got Mail” and “Two Weeks Notice.” The “Blade” movies are good too.”
You’ll love this. Every time a new novel of mine comes out some of my fans will search the internet for famous people or models who look like the h/h. I have a folder just for those pics on my “Laura Stamps” Fan Page at Facebook.
So Donnie in “What Witches Want” looks like Sebastian Bach when he was in his 20s. Noelle looks like Joan Jett. And the others look like hunky models. Dray has been harder to cast since he has long silky waist-length black hair. But in my “Friday Hunks” I did find a model with hair like Dray’s and posted him in that album. But he had a beard and mustache, and Dray doesn’t. Still his hair is gorgeous!!
Hi, Kelly!! Well, I’m kinda doing the 4:30pm – 2:00am cause I’m on the east coast and I know my brain cells will be shot by 3:00am (which is midnight your time). lol
I’m actually working on Issue #4 of the vamp novel today, getting it ready to go into pdf and on Kindle by June 1. Issue #4 starts the next week when Sara goes to work for Dray at Manigault Technologies. She meets his yummy older brother Val, and gets very excited when Dray takes her to the top of the building to show her the greenhouse and her work schedule. Remember Sara is me, and this exhbitionist slut has a thing about elevators. Sara got really excited when she noticed there are security cameras in them. Alrightyyyy! *exhibitonist grin*
Also, I should mention because I have all my new books back from that one publisher I will be publishing 9 new ebooks this summer. So I’m gonna be even more slammed than usual, getting them in ebook format and up on my site in pdf and on Kindle for my fans. Sooooo starting with Issue #4 the vamp novel will now be coming out in 2 chapter installments for 99 cents each rather than 3 chapter installments at $1.99. That will give me some breathing room to get these new books published with Kittyfeather Press.
such a fun interview and love the details you give us on your life…omg your BJ twitter and office chair comments made me laugh out loud…you had me at “hot sex”….lol…can’t wait to get A Vampire’s Kiss and read it…looking forward to your memoir series and your profile shots of course..haha….did you have to research to write about vampires?….
Thanks, Foxie! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yeah, I can get kinda trashy. I try to do better but it never works, so why waste the energy when being my slutty self is much more fun? Duh. lmao!!
Wes would FREAK if he knew I tweeted about giving him a BJ. Poor abused man. *falls over laughing*
Yes, I had to do a bit of research for “A Vampire’s Kiss.” All my series are set in Columbia, South Carolina so it was fun to create the vampire world here in the Deep South. The Manigaults are one of the founding families of Charleston, South Carolina, in real life. So Dray is originally from Charleston. He was turned during the Civil War so there is some Civil War history and how that happened in “A Vampire’s Kiss” when Sara finds out later on he is a vamp. Of course, knowing me, this “turning” didn’t happen at a church picnic. So I did a lot of reasearh on the high class Houses of Prostitution during the War. hey, you would expect no less of me, right? lmao!
hey there! the book looks so interesting…can’t wait to pick it up! as a budding writer myself, how much time do you spend researching details about places and such? and do you do your research upfront, prior to writing or when you’re finished?
and i stole, i mean, borrowed the button from Adrian Phoenix’s Club Hell group and it’s posted on my facebook page!!
Great interview, Laura! Your books sound fascinating and I’m going to look for them. I don’t need to be entered in the contest (don’t think it’d be fair for a fellow author and participant to steal a book from a new reader/fan), I just wanted to extend my support!
I have links posted on Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, my CLub Hell group, on my blogsite and website.
Great job, Kelly!
I forgot to sign my comment (above).
Actually, I don’t spend any time researching. I did for this one because of the Civil War aspect. But all my novels take place in Columbia, and I live in Columbia. They are all about Witches and Pagans, and I am a Witch.
There is a real handfasting ceremony (Pagan wedding) in “Call of the Witches.” I had to research that only because I misplaced the ceremony I had written for a Pagan friend 10 years earlier. There is a sex magick ritual in “Sex Magick,” and I asked a few of my Chaote (Chaos Magician) friends about that cause I wanted to do one with a Wiccan touch to it. But that’s it.
Oh, wait. I’m always researching BJ techniques. Does that count? I’m addicted to them, and you could call BJs one of my “hobbies.” Really. I have found the best advice I get for those come from my gay men friends. Damn, do they know how to give a fab BJ!! The stuff they have taught me is facinating. *kinky grin*
Back to your question. Okay, I’m easily distracted. *lol* Usually there is no research involved in my novels. I just decide who the h/h will be, the climax, and start writing. I should mention cause I started out in this biz as a poet all my first drafts are written longhand in one spiral notebook after another until the book is finished. The universities that collect my papers and archives really get off on that kind of thing. 😉
“A Vampire’s Kiss” is 40 chapters long, and I finished the first draft in 9 weeks. Then it takes 6-8 months to edit it on computer cause I’m a ruthless editor. 😉
But that’s it!
Awesome, HighlandHussy! I’ll dash over to FB right now. 😉
Thanks, Kelly! When I was in Boston last September, meeting with my ex-agent and filming 5 vidoes that were never quite finished (maybe one day *sigh*), he pronounced me “high maintenance.” I replied, “What?!” I mean, I’m such an easy-to-please-slut and cheap date it’s ridiculous. Then he then told me he thought I was high maintenance cause of my high energy level.
Oh, okay. I think being a vegetarian has a lot to do with that. And the fact I work out and jog 5-6 miles every week. Oh, and the fact I can’t survive without large doses of almond and cashew butter every day for a mega protein fix. Yummmmm! In fact I eat “breakfast” around 1:00pm, and today I had the brilliant idea of mixing crushed walnuts in a jar of too oily almond butter. Damn, that tastes good! Had to sample it again after dinner tonight just to make sure. lol
Hi Laura and Kelly! This turned out awesome!
Laura I love your photo!And thanks for the friendvite on goodreads. And Kelly, thanks for introducing her writing to me 🙂 luv ya bff!!!
Just curious – what does being a Faery Witch/Sex Witch entail. I know a few people who are Wiccan but I have never heard this term before.
Hi, Paranormal Bites!
The Fey are very sexual beings. So to be a Fey Witch is just a fancy name for a Sex Witch. I see the Fey, and they are a very important part of my life. The Fey are also very open to all kinds of sexual experiences so I guess you could call them kinky.
The funny thing is I have been censored on Pagan sites by other Pagans for my sexual outlook. It seems Christianity has influenced some segments of the Pagan faith (which in itself was very sexual in its origins), and now sexual Pagans are seen as not very bright.
One Witch even went so far as to scare one of my fans by telling her I was a succubus. You would think she would know the difference between a demon and the Fey, right? Duh. Cracks me up.
But who the fuck cares, ya know? Women should embrace their sexuality if they feel like it. They’ll have a whole lot more fun, and who cares what anyone else thinks? Life is short, so it should be fun. And as long as you harm no one, you should have a blast every minute of your life. I guess you know what my two goals in life are now: to have as much fun and sex as I possible can. So far so good….! *sex-obsessed grin*
It’s funny that she would try to scare your fans by telling them that you’re a succubus – like that would be a bad thing!?! I’d love to be a succubus and have that power over men. Who wouldn’t?
One other thing that I was wondering about. You mentioned in the interview with Kelly that you know shifters for real. Are you referring to the type of shifters that we know from books who can completely change the shape and appearance of their physical bodies? Or is there another type of shifter that most of us may not know about?
I mean, really, if you’re gonna try to diss me, calling me a succubus ain’t gonna do it. lmao!! Obviously the woman has no idea that’s a good thing. 😉
Native Americans have always had people among them who shift. Then you’re getting into Sorcery and Astral Travel and Dreamwalkers. Some of their highly spiritual people who can do these things.
I also know people who are Lycan. One is a Blood Vamp who used to be one of my cybersex guys. Another is the husband of a Witch I know locally. Both Pagan.
hey another awesome interview laura. i always get a kick out of what you say in them. i also wont be entering cause i have the first 3 installments and let me tell you ladies it is way hott and very good makes you want more and then you count down to the next installment i know i am waiting with baited breath for more.
Hey, Lindsey, great to see you here, gf!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the interview!! As a matter of fact I am working on getting Issue #4 of the vamp serial novel ready to go up on my site and Kindle next week. Yummmmy!!!
Laura my girl! you know i wouldnt miss it for the world. i saw it posted on twitter and hopped right over to check it out. and you have just made my night i cant wait. let me guess this is going to be the installment with the bj scene you kept talking bout on fb? with all the hot sex in it already not to mention sara who i loved and sexy dray i also cant wait to see what happens.
lmao! Nah, the BJ scene is in chapter 16. Don’t wanna spoil it for you, but this is the one where Sara starts work at Manigault Technologies. She hasn’t seen Dray for a week, while she moved from Charleston to Columbia to live with Maylene. You can imagine how sex-starved she is. She also meets Dray’s yummy older brother Val, who is the Marketing Director for Dray’s company. Yeah, things are heating up at Manigault Technologies now that lusty Sara is working there. *falls over laughing* It really is a funny installment. Poor Dray. His biz will never be the same again.
Laura- Thanks for coming by early…I’m sure the followers are sooo exciting with our favorite “Sexwitch”.
We are almost done with the month of May, what can we expect in the next edition of Vampire’s Kiss in June, besides HAWT sex, of course!
Okay Ms Kelly,
I just posted about this interview with Laura on http://www.paranormalbites.com/
I also added the 9 Days badge to the right side bar. After meeting Laura “virtually” tonight I need to start reading her books! Please enter me into the contest 🙂
Awesome, ParanormalBites! In fact I just got a notice you are following me on Twitter now, right? Cool! I’ve just spent the last hour getting the 4th installment of the vamp issue ready for sale and emailed it to my designer so she can add the cover. Now I am ready to check out your site. Thanks for posting about this interview!! Can’t wait to see it. *dashing off to your site*
You crack me up, gf!! Hey, I had a blast and was thrilled to help you kick off your 9-day bash with my kinky self.
Speaking of that, I need to crash now cause I have a smokin’ hot sex date with Wes tomorrow. Hope he’s rested up. I’m feeling particularly frisky and I just stocked up on lube and condoms so I am ready to ROCK ‘N ROLL!!! *sex-obsessed grin*
Have a great nite!! And thanks so much for posting that pic of Donovan for me on my FB page. You are the BEST!!
hey Kelly! This is working out sooo great!!!
Laura, I checked out your fb page, so be prepared for the friend request 🙂
Adrian, thanks for popping over to say hello.
Love it when other authors come on and say hi!
We’ll be having Adrian on Thursday the 27th as part of this event.
Laura- it’s a pleasure to hav eyou here. I love your wit, but I mostly love your spirit. You are such a wonderful soul. Keep doing what cha do…entertain us! LOL
Okay, PN Bites
Thanks for the fantastic blog post and mention.
And thank you for coming by to say hello and enter the contest.
Don’t forget to give me your email addy!
Laura my sexy friend, I want to thank you for a very fun and successful DAY 1 of the 9 DAYS OF DARKNESS.
You are always a pleasure and welcome any time.
Continue being your lusty and sensual self, I wouldn’t have it any other way…and keep writing the books and stories that we love to read.
I will faithfully follow and worship before the Sexwitch goddess.
I love your books they have great sex scenes.
How do you come up with them is it from experience?
First: Great Interview. As someone who has never heard of Laura (hides but I will correct that), it was a fantastic way to get to know the writer behind the books. I love that your long suffering husband is a big part of your life!
Second: I have several questions but I will start with as a new finder of your works, is there a book I should start with? Also a friend of mine is insisting on me telling you that she loves the work you do with cats, that is her dream to rescue cats. I told her she is ahead of the curve with 5 cats currently! She wants to know if you have some resource links to check out?
Third: I will post 9 days of darkness button on my blog: http://geekybloggersbookblog.com .
Great interview once again 🙂
Thanks, Elizabeth! I’m so glad you’re enjoying my novels, especially my hot sex scenes. Yummmmmmy! *sex-obsessed grin*
The answer to your questions is yes. All sex scenes and positions in my novels are from my personal experience. As you know, I like to test these things first so I know they are safe and can actually give the heroine a yummy O or more. And being a kinky sex addict, I have decades of experience to draw from when it comes to the kinda of sex I like and that works for me.
Plus, it’s fun to test out new locations and positions. I know Wes and I spent several sessions in our shower because I wanted to write a hot sex scsne wth a tall heroine and hero in a normal size shower (which doesn’t have a lot of room for tall people, and that’s why when you see those scenes in novels the heroine is usually short). We finally got it right after several days of trying. The rest of the time the water got cold on us before we could figure out where all the long arms and legs went and which positions we needed to take to get the scene right.
I know. I have a FUN life. lmao!
Hi, Felicia! Hey, better late than never to get to know the lusty novels of the SexWitch, right? lol
As for which novel to start with, that depends on what you want. If you want good backstory for “A Vampire’s Kiss,” I would say start with “What Witches Want: Book Two of the Witchery Series” and “Call of the Witches: Book Three of the Witchery Series.” Then you can flow right into “A Vampire’s Kiss” without missing a beat. “What Witches Want” is a sweet romance with tasteful sex (and Donnie…*swoon*) and “Call of the Witches” is a sweet romance with erotic sex (and yummy Blaine). You can order signed copies of both novels with naughty personalizations direct from me at my books site (http://www.avampskiss.blogspot.com). The info is in the sidebar at the right side of the homepage. Both of those books are only available in paperback at this time.
Cool your friend is interested in feral cat rescue! And with 5 cats she is already active, I would say. *lol* If she googles “feral cat rescue tips” she will find all kinds of good info including yahoo groups devoted to that.
As a matter of fact, one of the book review blogs (Sarah’s Book Reviews) is featuring an article I wrote on feral cat rescue in the next few weeks. But you know what I did for that article? I just included segments from my novel “The Witches of Dixie: Book One of the Witchery Series.” Lots of cat rescue tips in that one and in “What Witches Want,” the one I told you about. In fact, WWW starts out with the heroine Savannah adopting a feral kitten, and that book is full of cat care tips and crazy kitten stuff. She named the cat Re after the Egyptian Sun God, and I got all the stuff for Re from a journal I kept when I adopted one of my feral calico kittens. So everything Re does in that novel is what my kitten did. He is a trip!
Hey Laura Where Do Your Ideas For Your Books Come From?
Great Interview I Felt I Really Got To Know Who Laura Is.
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Awesome to see you here, Raquel! Thanks for the tweet & the FB link. You ROCK! I’m so glad you enjoyed the interview too. 😉
Hmm. Usually when I want to write a novel I start with the h/h. Then I let it sit in my mind for a while and allow the h/h to talk to me. That’s where I eventually get the idea for the book and what it is about. Sometimes I don’t know the climax or how it will end. But they always give me the first few chapters so I just go with it and let the h/h lead me through the book.
I’m doing that now with the third novel in “The Manigault Vampire’s” series. I needed to know more about that one so I could get the intro to those characters right in “A Vampire’s Kiss.”
What is your opinion on book trailers? Do you think they help in book sales?
I posted on Twitter…http://twitter.com/bl0226/status/14932747403.
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Hi, Tracey (big wave!)–
I think book trailers are fab. In fact I love all Youtube vids from authors. I think they definitely sell books.
I actually went to Boston and made 6 book videos last September at my ex-agent’s office. Unfortunately, they never happened the way most things with him never happened. But I had a blast doing them. They were about me and my “The Witchery Series.” We had some hysterical outtakes too. Hopefully, one day they will be edited and on YouTube. A girl can always hope, right? *falls over laughing*