Welcome, Lauren Linwood to, 'The Authors Blog'!
Thanks for hosting me, Tracey! I'm looking forward to interacting with your blog readers.
Lauren Linwood became a teacher who wrote on the side to maintain her sanity in a sea of teenage hormones. Her historical romances use history as a backdrop to place her characters in extraordinary circumstances, where their intense desire for one another grows into the treasured gift of love. Her romantic suspense novels feature strong heroes and heroines who unite to defeat a cleaver antagonist and discover a deep, abiding love during their journey.
A native Texan, Lauren lives in a Dallas suburb with her family. An avid reader, moviegoer, and sports fan, she manages stress by alternating yoga with long walks. She plans to start a support group for House Hunters addicts - as soon as she finishes her next piece of dark chocolate.
Tell me Lauren, what is the inspiration behind your novel?
I read in a variety of genres beyond romance. I love mysteries, thrillers, suspense, biographies, and even horror. Although I will always write historical romances, I wanted to challenge myself as a writer. I enjoy reading romantic suspense, especially authors such as Linda Howard. I decided that it would be a fun endeavour to try writing a romantic suspense. I found it to be a lot of work, but I really am pleased with the end result.
What will readers love most about your hero/heroine?
Callie is so normal! She has attained a certain level of fame as an actress, but she is very down-to-earth and a lot of fun to be around. I think readers will enjoy her personality, as well as how she bounces back from a horrific stalker attack.
Do you have a favourite moment or scene from your book that you would like to share?
There's actually an entire chapter that I love, so I'll simply tell you about it here. My husband and I honeymooned in New Orleans. I found it to be a romantic and sensual city, steeped in history and tradition. I have Nick and Callie go into NOLA for a day, and they do many of the activities my husband and I did on our visit there.
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Do you have any upcoming events that you would like to share with readers?
My life is incredibly busy right now. I'm planning my daughter's summer wedding! Once that is behind me, I look forward to November's release of another medieval historical romance, A Knight for Kallen and the March 2016 release of my second romantic suspense, Illusions of Death. Also, look for the Mid-June Goodreads giveaway of some of my paperbacks.
We will look forward to that Lauren!
Lauren's Novel - Leave Yesterday Behind is released on June 3rd, but you can pre-order it now, from Amazon on the link below.
Buy Link for Leave Yesterday Behind: http://amzn.com/B00WXJIXPO
You can contact Lauren Linwood on:
Author Blog: http://www.laurenlinwood.com/write-up-my-alley-2/
Amazon Author Page: http://www.amazon.com/Lauren-Linwood/e/B00CSSG8BC/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1406670019&sr=8-1
Goodreads Author Page: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7091840.Lauren_Linwood?from_search=true