Friday, June 5, 2009

Interview with Lynne Logan


I’d like to welcome our guest today, Lynne Logan. It’s a pleasure having you come visit us at Much Cheaper Than Therapy, where chocolate is plentiful and advice is free. So grab some chocolate and a lounge chair. Your therapy session has begun.

I understand you have a new release out called Addiction. Can you tell us a little bit about your fabulous new book?

I would love to. The heroine, Holly, is desperate to locate her missing sister. She steps through the doors of an infamous sex club in the hopes of finding her at one of the places her sister frequents. What she doesn’t count on is being enticed by the raw sexuality of a masked stranger. That stranger is Carlos, a reporter, bent on getting an in-depth story for the local newspaper. He doesn’t expect to get caught up in his own desire for Holly, but that’s exactly what happens--to the point where his fascination threatens his career.

Addiction is a very interesting title. How did you arrive at that name?

The characters gave me the title strangely enough. It’s about the heroine, Holly, and how she finds herself seduced by two men, and how over the course of a very short period of time, she steps over lines she thought she would never cross in her life. She finds out that an addiction can come in more forms than smoking and drugs. She soon realizes that she has her own weakness when it comes to desiring two men. Also, the hero finds he could easily lose his job because of his addiction to the heroine.

What made you decide to write in this genre?

I never thought I would write erotica. I really didn’t even read it, but a couple of authors were writing them in my critique group and I thought why not? I’m all for trying something different. Much to my surprise I sold my first erotic submission to the Wild Rose Press, titled, Burn Baby Burn (I still love that title), and I’ve been writing them ever since.

Are you a plotter or a pantser and how did it affect the writing of this book?

I do a bit of both. I’ll be walking or driving or just plain shopping and a ‘what if’ scenario pops into my head and then I start asking questions and the answers start coming(scary I know). I’ll also have a framework, but I don’t completely adhere to it, because another, better idea might pop into my head and I’ll fly with that.

Did you have to do a lot of research for the book?

I did some. But, I can tell you I didn’t actually visit a a sex club. I’m too much of a coward to step through the doors of when, never mind go up and start asking questions in a place like that. But I did find several clubs on the internet for my research. Interesting to say the least…

What are your favorite research books or sites?

The internet by far is my favorite research place. I do have some books, but I love how I can sit behind a computer and pull up photographs and a wealth of information on a subject. I am careful as to what sites I visit and I verify one source with another. Just because information is on what looks like an expensive, professional site, it doesn’t necessarily follow that the information is accurate.

Where did you get your idea for this particular book?

A sex club? I remember the news was on one evening and the words jumped out at me. I found the idea fascinating, and then my imagination started running wild with several ‘what if’ scenarios.

Which character did you like writing about the most, and why?

I liked writing about Holly. She’s this woman with a strict code of ethics. At least she thinks she has one until she’s thrust into a situation that makes her question herself and her sensuality.

Tell us about how you develop your characters. Do you create character sheets, do interviews, that sort of thing? How does your research affect your character development?

I think it’s more the other way around. My characters make me decide how much research I’m going to do. If they’re daring and try things I would never think to do, then I definitely have to do the research.

Do you have any authors that inspired you?

Dean Koontz. I love all his older books, particularly Watchers. When it comes to erotica, hands down, my favorite writer is Robin Schone. I find her writing amazing. They’re not only hot, hot, hot but they punch a wallop of an emotional impact.

What do you feel is the most effective promotion you have done for your book?

It always helps writing for a wonderful publisher like Red Sage Publishing. They have gotten a fantastic name when it comes to the erotic romance genre. I’ve visited several blogs, which I think helps. I’m just trying to get my name out to readers in a fun and interesting way. Writing the best story I can is probably the most effective, because nothing beats word of mouth.

What do we have to look forward to next?

I have Bribes, Blackmail and Bondage coming out in August from Red Sage Publishing.

Thanks, Lynne!

To celebrate her book release, Lynne is offering a free ebook of Addiction to one lucky commenter on today's blog. Check back on Monday to see who won. She will be around all day today. I'm sure some of you have questions or comments for her, so please ask away...

Check out author’s website at www.lynnelogan.com

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9 comments:

Kim Watters said...

Good Morning Lynne,
Your book is hot, hot, hot. Since you write under two names, how hard is it to keep your profiles straight?

Lynne Logan said...

Thanks for asking, Kim. Actually it's pretty easy because the writing is so different. I do have a time trying to promote both at the same time!

Linda Andrews said...

I love the title and what's inside is even better. Looking forward to the next one.

Jody said...

I am looking forward to getting a copy of this one. I too have started writing in this Genre. And I too have a writers group of people who write in this genre also.

http://www.goodreads.com/jodywhitaker

Estella said...

Addiction sounds like a great read!

How many publishers have you sold to?

Tia Dani said...

Hi Lynne,
I really enjoyed your interview. Sounds like you have a lot of fun with the research. I'm a big fan of your writing and can't wait to read ADDICTION. And, you do seem to always have the best titles for your books. Do you come up with the title yourself?
Fun blog, girls. I'll be back again.

Lynne Logan said...

Thanks, Linda. You're a sweetie!

Hi, Jody. I wish you the best of luck writing in this genre.


Hi, Estella. I've written for two publishers now, The Wild Rose Press and Red Sage Publishing.

Hi, Tia Dani. Thanks for stopping by! I did come up with the title. My favorite title so far is from my first book called Burn Baby Burn. It's about a firefighter.

Kathryne Kennedy said...

Hey, Lynne! Great interview, and yep, you're book sounds hot, hot, hot! Best wishes!

Tina LaVon said...

Great title!
Congratulations on your success under both names.