Interview with L.R. Xavier

What is your e-reading device of choice?
I have a Sony e-reader at the moment, which is linked to the Kobo site. Undecided as yet whether I'll switch to a Kindle, I hate the fact that my already purchased library wont be compatible.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
I'm still pretty new to the book marketing process, I'm very lazy and would much prefer for someone else to do the hard work for me. But so far Social Media seems to be a good and relatively inexpensive way of building up visibility.
Describe your desk
Now, or 5 hours ago, because that's two completely different scenes!!
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Australia, but read mainly English and American written novels. For contemporary and paranormal writing, I prefer to go for a more American feel as sometimes there can be a bit of a prejudice against Australian writing (I know because I have that prejudice!)
When did you first start writing?
I've been writing since I was about 13 or so, but didn't complete my first, full length manuscript until I was 26. I've written several since, both for myself and as a ghost writer, but with a family and a full time job, sometimes life gets in the way of writing.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Paranormal romance is a big part of the romance genre, probably now being over taken by Erotica. But I enjoy the power your characters can get from the paranormal field. Moonstruck follows the story of a young woman escaping form unimaginable horror, finding out werewolves are real and then discovering she's someone been changed herself.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
I've tried applying to publishers and was accepted by a small online one for my first two novels. I've also done ghost writing, which was more lucrative, but I had no professional recognition. I like the control of self-publishing, I'm involved in every decision, down to formatting and cover art, which I didn't have a part of with a publisher. It's definitely more work, but also a lot of satisfaction.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
Being finished! With everything!!
What do your fans mean to you?
I don't know if I've accrued any fans just yet, but without them I'm spending a hell of a lot of time and effort for nothing. I love making people happy and connecting with them on a personal level. If I can do that, then it's totally worthwhile.
What are you working on next?
I've already started a new Urban Fantasy book, possibly a series. But I have to finish my current one first!
Who are your favorite authors?
Too many to count. Shout out to one of my first favourite authors; Julie Garwood. I love Ilona Andrews, Shelly Laurenston / G.A. Aiken. Penny Reid, Laurell K Hamilton (mainly her earlier works). Anyone who can write a strong, kick-ass female lead, with an equally strong and long suffering male lead is great in my estimation. The more sarcasm, the better.
Published 2018-01-31.
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Books by This Author

Moonstruck: Part 2: Awakening
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 56,200. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
So turns out I'm a little different. It's not just the memory loss that's created the new me. There are some physical changes as well. Now I'm a freak among freaks. What the hell am I gonna do next? With Gabe's support, I'm determined to find some answers and reclaim myself, by tooth and nail if necessary...
Moonstruck: The Beginning
Series: Moonstruck. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,180. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Moonstruck: The beginning is the start of a new Paranormal series about shifters, magic and revenge, showing just how much one woman can take and overcome. And just how far she will go to get back her life and protect those she counts as her own.