Today we are honored to welcome author Lauren Layne to MyBookAddictionandmore.com. Please join us in welcoming Lauren!
MBA: What do you hope readers will gain from reading this story/series?
Lauren Layne: It may be simplistic, but my goal when I write any book is to give my readers ALL THE FEELS. Either the LOL moment, or my personal favorite: the tummy-flip moment!
MBA: What is the best advice have you given or gotten?
LL: To not care what other people thing. Too often I think people assume that advice is best left for adolescent teens who are trying to “find themselves,” but it’s equally true in adulthood. Resting any portion of your self-worth on someone else’s opinion, whether it be a family member, friend, reader, or colleague, and they’ll always maintain some sense of control over your happiness. DO NOT WANT!
MBA: Where there any surprises for you while writing this story?
LL:Nah. I’m an outliner, I rarely get surprised by my stories 😉 I’m the boss!
MBA: If you had to live on Mars for a year, what 5 things would you take with you?
My charger (there better be a power source up there!)
My iPhone (to take pictures!)
All The Wine
MBA: You are in a room with 4 other people, dead or alive, who are they and why them?
LL: JK Rowling | one word: obsessed
Henry Cavill | I want to see if he’s as beautiful up close, no shame.
Socrates | I’m a philosophy buff. So many questions.
Ellen Degeneres | She just makes me smile. Good people, right there.
MBA: What is the hardest thing about writing?
LL:The actual writing. Putting new words on a page day after day is harder than people think!
MBA: What is the easiest thing about writing?
LL:That moment after you’ve come up with the seed of a new story and you get to brainstorm all the directions it could take. The stage between conception and typing Chapter One is my favorite, and the easiest stage of the writing process.
MBA: What is your all time favorite book, from childhood or adulthood?
LL:Oh gosh. I think I have to go with Harry Potter. If you’ll allow it, I’d love to count the whole series as one, but if you make me choose just ONE HP book, I’d go with the first. I’ve read it probably 50 times.
*yes we’ll take the whole series as one, some series just can’t be taken as separate books you MUST read the whole series to truly understand them*
MBA: What does the future hold for you?
LL: Ha, big question?! I’ll limit it to my writing career so I don’t go on forever ☺ 2016 is a big year for me, book-wise. I have seven books out, plus a novella, so I’ve been busy! Next up after CUFF ME, is Good Girl, in May, about a country singer, then it’s on to Wedding Belles series in the summer, back-to-back releases about Manhattan Wedding Planners, and last, but never ever least, it’s Someone Like You, the third in my Oxford trilogy.
Thank you Lauren for taking the time to answer our questions! And such great answers!
Book: Cuff Me
Release Date: March 29, 2016
Author: Lauren Layne
Vincent Moretti is one of the NYPD’s top homicide detectives-and one of the most eligible bachelors in town. His family, however, thinks he should date his longtime partner, Jill-a sassy, sexy, smart-mouthed blonde who drives him absolutely crazy.
Behind the quiet authority, tough-guy demeanor, and dark aviator glasses lies a man with a big soul-and a hard body that can soften any girl’s heart. After years as his coworker, Jill Henley has given up hope that anything could happen between her and Vin. Besides, loving him would break all the rules. But seeing Jill with someone else triggers feelings in Vincent he never knew he had. Now he’ll have to stop playing good cop/bad cop-and find a way to convince her to be his partner for life. . .