I love fierce woman characters. I enjoy reading of them, watching them, and – most of all – writing about them. That’s what drew me to The Layover – the first book in the WanderLynn Series, penned by authoress L. Loren. Her heroine is travel guru Lynn Stratton, a woman whose challenges in life lead her to the man of her dreams that she never saw coming.
The North Carolina native is a writer after my own heart; her main characters are women who aren’t afraid to live their true lives (even though it takes a few pages for them to get right). Read along as L. chats about her appreciation of the legendary Maya Angelou, some hints about her latest project latest project (P.S. it includes triplets!), and which two celebs she would love to see play her characters on the big screen.
In a few sentences, tell us a little about yourself.
I am a hopeless romantic who, like most people, have a hidden vixen just waiting to come out and play. A voracious reader, I found my love of books at a very young age. I always wanted to write, but only found the courage to do so within the last few years.
What do you love most about the craft of writing?
Writing allows me to express my inner thoughts and fantasies while stretching my imagination. It brings a joy to my heart that no other profession has thus far.
Tell us about your latest project.
My latest project is called Egyptian Nights, book one is The Triple Threat Trilogy. The series focuses on a set of triplets and their quest for love. Egypt is the wild child, Kenya is the peacemaker and Nairobi is bad and bougie! It is my version of a modern sexy fairy tale series.
When did you first consider yourself a writer?
I think I was a writer as soon as I learned to read, always delving in a fantasy world and observing everything that was happening around me.
What drew you to writing romance/erotica?
I found a love for erotica after reading The Damaged Souls Series by Twyla Turner. Before I read her books from a recommendation on Goodreads, I never would have opened an erotica book, let alone write one. Her words made me fall in love with the genre and I haven’t been able to read anything else since then. Well, almost anything else.
Which book(s) have influenced your writing style the most?
I have my own writing style and try not to emulate anyone else’s. I read tons of books and find new words or ways to phrase things, but I can’t say any one author has influenced my style.
~I am a hopeless romantic who [has] a hidden vixen just waiting to come out and play.~
Share a piece of your work that showcases your writing style best.
This is an excerpt from The Layover, Book 1 in The WanderLynn Experience Series:
Finally alone in the house, the time had come to relieve some of the sexual tension that was clouding the room. I stood on one side of the kitchen island locking eyes with Lynn. The look she gave me made it very clear she was aroused, and it would be my pleasure to provide her with as many orgasms as she could handle.
“Come here Lynn,” I called to her, and on trembling legs she did as she was told. I pulled her into my arms and simply held her there. I needed to feel her warmth, and inhale her intoxicating scent. I had all night and I intended to savor every moment.
“Before we get into any more hot and heavy action, I need to know what we’re doing here, Connor.”
“That’s up to you. What do you want?”
“I’m not sure. I thought I wanted to get laid, but I’m feeling something more.”
“Tell me what you want, Lynn. Whatever it is, I am willing to give it to you.”
“I don’t know what I want.”
“Yes, you do. Tell me what you want.”
“What I want right now is for you to put your face between my thighs, and for you not to come up for air until I beg you to stop.”
When I heard those words, I lost all of my control. I lifted her in my arms, carried her over to the center island, and sat her on top. She spread her legs for me, and a primal moan ignited in the pit of my stomach and rose out of my throat. I pulled up a barstool, knowing I would be feasting for quite a while, and settled between her legs. I quickly rid her of her yoga pants and panties and went to work.
She bent her legs and placed her feet flat on the countertop. Her decadent aroma pulled me in as I licked her inner thigh. I was mesmerized by her arousal and her lips gleamed with her excitement. There was no waiting, I had to taste her. Placing one finger at her slick opening, I plunged it into her waiting warmth, and sucked her clit between my teeth at the same time. Her reaction set fire to my veins. She howled like a ravenous wolf, and I needed her to make that sound over and over again. She became my favorite meal and I happily devoured her offering. Lynn tasted better than I could have imagined; I couldn’t get enough of her.
Sliding my free hand under her cheek gave me more of an angle to work my magic. I flicked my tongue in circles around her swollen nub, while sliding two fingers into her making sure to titillate her g-spot. Lynn was so responsive to my touch that she caused my cock to pound inside my pants. Her loud moans and cries fueled my excitement as I continued my attack. Her first orgasm came hard and fast. Her legs shook as she plunged her hands in my hair pulling me further into her. I loved every second of it. I thought seriously about taking up permanent residence with my face between her legs. My throbbing cock would have to wait for his chance. I was still thirsty for her juices, and not willing to move until I drew at least three screaming orgasms from her. I knew by her third she would be begging me to stop.
Name three of your best writing tips.
1) Read books in your genre before you start writing.
2) Develop your characters on paper so you know who they are and what they are trying to achieve.
3) Outline your plot, but don’t be afraid to let your characters take you where they want to go.
Dead or alive, name the writer you wish were your mentor and why.
Maya Angelou, hands down. I absolutely love her. I have watched her on television and on YouTube. I’ve read most of her works. She was not only an amazing writer, but she was the person you could go to for wisdom. She is truly missed in this world today.
What would you say is your own interesting writing quirk?
I have a hand puppet of Zora Neale Hurston that I keep at my writing station to give me good mojo.
Shout out an indie writer whose work you love.
Present company excluded, I absolutely love Twyla Turner and read everything she writes. Talk about fangirl!
Do you have any specific writing goals in your radar?
Other than completing my current project, I would like to see my first trilogy, The WanderLynn Experience on the big screen starring Hugh Jackman as Connor and Tocarra Jones as Lynn.
Thanks for joining us today. Readers, feel free to stalk this sexy author at the following links:
Website & Blog: http://llorenwriter.wordpress.com