Every writer is a reader. ‘Nuff said, it’s a scientific fact. Reading within my own genre is one of my favorite ways to learn how to be a better author. My personal guilty pleasure is snuggling up on my couch and falling in love with my favorite type of book boyfriend: the sexy dark billionaire.
The sexy scribe in my Spotlight knows this mysterious man all too well. The protag in J. L. Moore’s trilogy, Ultimate Domain, is Dominic Main (see what she did there?) – a wealthy man who falls in love unexpectedly after an arranged blind date with Iris Bloom. Read on to learn more about J. L.’s love for music when she rights, her lightweight obsession with Jane Austen, and a steamy excerpt from her series.
In a few sentences, tell us a little about yourself.
Thank you for giving me the spotlight! Writing is my passion, but I am also an avid reader. I’m quite sure my Kindle could stock a library. In the summertime, you’ll find me near or in the water. I love my family and my pups. My favorite color is turquoise, and I’m pretty sure I couldn’t live without that first cup of coffee in the morning, chocolate, or wine.
What do you love most about the craft of writing?
I love dreaming up a plot, then bringing it to life.
Tell us about your latest project.
I am about halfway through writing book five of the Ultimate Domain Series. This book has been super fun to write, as it features a tattoo artist and a hairdresser. It’s a totally believable, second chance romance. The two main characters in the story met in high school and reconnect fifteen years later. The hot alpha in this story picked up one very big quirk over the years, and he’s going to have to overcome it, or this relationship will never make it. Do you think they will they get their happy ever after? (Hmm…well, I do write romance.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
When I was in first grade, I wrote my first poem. I can still remember feeling proud of that piece. I still like poetry, but I write contemporary erotic romance more often these days. Sometimes ,when I read back through a scene , see some poetry in certain lines. Seriously, I really didn’t consider myself a writer until Solitary Domain hit the eBook retail shelf. That is when it all felt real, and when I felt like I was truly an author.
What drew you to writing romance/erotica?
Romance is as different for each person as the different genres in the romance category. But, for me, it’s the passion that drew me to write the hot stuff. I have always been a romantic. I think it’s what fuels the heart. I love building the passion, and then blending sensual love scenes in throughout the story.
~ ‘[Passion] fuels the heart.’ ~
Which book(s) have influenced your writing style the most?
Wow, I don’t know, that’s hard to say, because I have tried to create my own writing style. I wanted to give my readers a taste of something different.
Share a piece of your work that showcases your writing style best.
I laughed, and slid up in front of her. She was wearing shorty pajamas with the word HOTTY across the butt.
She’s so fuckin’ sexy!
I looked her in the eye quizzically. “Please don’t tell me you tied one on with my mother last night.”
She laughed. “Okay, I won’t tell you.”
I slid my arms around her and nuzzled my nose into her neck, and took in her smell. “I missed you last night.”
She smiled. “I missed you too. Especially after you took my panties, and secretly attacked me out by the bonfire. I had to drink just so I wouldn’t think about it!”
I raised my eyebrows before I spoke. “Well, apparently, I didn’t drink enough alcohol, because I barely sleep at all. I had to get up early to run off the sexual tension I felt all night.”
Name three of your best writing tips.
- I always develop all the main characters first.
- I map the book out in scenes.
- I label the scenes as headings with a short caption of what the content is. This helps me go back and forth, as needed, while I work on the book. Then later, when I have the book completed, I change the captions to just numbered chapters.
Dead or alive, name the writer you wish were your mentor and why.
Hands down, that would be Jane Austen. She was a true romantic, and in my mind, she never got over not ending up with her one true love. Her words tell us that even though she did not end up with the love of her life, she still believed in the concept of love. If I can pick up a book that she wrote two hundred years ago and still find it enjoyable; in my opinion, that makes her work a masterpiece.
What would you say is your own interesting writing quirk?
I’ve always loved listening to music. It helps me focus on how to put feelings into words. Certain songs seem to help me set the mood or tone for a scene. On my website, you will find a playlist for each of my books.
Shout out an indie writer whose work you love.
Only one? But there are so many I love. Okay I would have to say Pam Godwin. Her writing sucks me in. I loved her book Dark Notes.
Do you have any specific writing goals in your radar?
I don’t set writing goals. I prefer to let my creativity take the lead on my manuscripts. I do have a firm idea for new standalone book that I will be writing once I finish this series.
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