Welcome to Author Spotlights on Mondays! This week's guest is Michelle Roth. She's sharing a peek at Lip Service, the second book in her Private Relations series, and some insight into her writing process! Be sure to comment for a chance to win an e-book copy of this Siren erotic romance!
For Chris Marks, his best friend's little sister, Chloe James, has always been off limits. In a moment of weakness he admits his attraction to her and Chloe seizes the opportunity to take what she's always wanted. Him.
On the heels of a break up, Chloe isn't looking to settle down. She's just looking for a good time and she suspects that she'll be able to find that with Chris. Together they explore her submissive side and she discovers that they've got more in common than she ever thought possible.
Chris isn't looking for a relationship. He isn't looking for any sort of emotional attachment at all. He gets far more than he bargained for though, when he starts to have real, deep feelings for Chloe. Will Chloe be able to break through the thick walls that Chris has built around his heart? Will he be brave enough to let her in?
Buy Link: http://www.bookstrand.com/lip-service
Me: Do you see writing as a career?
Michelle: I love it. It's like reading but the characters and scenes take place in your own mind. I really have no idea why I didn't try this whole writing thing much sooner!
Me: This book is the second in a new series. Do you prefer to write single title or series? Why?
Michelle: I love the idea that you can follow characters through a series. You see people from the first book that you loved. You can get to know them as the books progress, and learn more about those that just made a slight appearance in book one.
Me: Give us some insight into your main character. What makes him/her special?
Michelle: I hate those books where the main characters are weak or cruel. I don't particularly find any of that romantic or sexy. I try to make my characters good people. They've got issues and flaws, otherwise there'd be no conflict, but I have a rule. If I would punch them in the face in real life, they cannot star in my book. There's no way I could devote that much of my time and energy to someone I dislike.
Me: Is there a message in your novel you hope to convey to your readers?
Michelle: Love is huge. Love is important. It should be celebrated in whatever shape or form it happens.
Me: I love a good conflict. What draws your main characters to each other and keeps them apart?
Michelle: A physical and mental attraction that neither of them can deny is really what pulls them together. Plus, there's that hint of forbidden fruit in this case. She's younger, and he watched her grow up so he feels a little bit like a perv, ya know?
Me: How did you come up with the title?
Michelle: It needed to be a double entendre, naturally. Also, I wanted it to have to do with their profession. The men in this series all work for a PR firm. As for the process, I usually bitch that I can't figure out a title for my book about half way through. Then it hits me. :)
Me: What’s your favorite sub-genre (contemporary, sci-fi, etc.) to write? To read?
Michelle: I am HUGELY into contemporary romance. A little historical.
Me: I usually get plot ideas in the shower and while driving. When/where does inspiration strike you?
Michelle: It can be literally ANYTHING. Music, songs, movies, other books I've read that get me started down the path.
Me: What new stories are you working on?
Michelle: I wrapped up book three in the series (Unexpectedly Yours) which should be out in August. I'm on to the next series now. It's about the socially awkward types that turn out to be dead freaking sexy.
Michelle Roth is a novelist from Los Angeles, California. When she’s not disappearing into foreign lands, or making two perfect strangers that she invented fall in love, she’s probably curled up somewhere with a glass of wine and a good book.
In her spare time she is typically hanging out with her awesome boyfriend and their two equally awesome cats. She likes taking road trips to nowhere in particular, cooking elaborate meals then making other people do the dishes, and being nerdy on the internet. Visit her blog at www.michelleroth.net for information on her latest releases, exclusive excerpts, and more.
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Amazon Author Page: www.amazon.com/author/mroth
Sounds like a fun read, doesn't it? Remember to comment by midnight EDT on Wednesday, July 30, for a chance to win a copy of Lip Service!
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