Interview with L.M. Roberts

Published 2015-07-12.
What do you read for pleasure?
I read mostly romance novels. Sometimes, I take a break from those and read suspense novels. But not always. Romance, whether contemporary or paranormal has always called to me.
What are your five favorite books, and why?
I would have to say that my five favorite books are all by C.M. Owens. She is a terrific writer, very vivid in detail. I just love to stories that she brings to life. It's like you become a part of the story. That is the best feeling ever for a reader. When they begin to feel like they can relate to some degree in a book.
What is your e-reading device of choice?
I ready on a kindle fire when I am at home, but on my phone when I am elsewhere. There is sometimes I cannot help myself and I read in public, my cell makes that possible.
What book marketing techniques have been most effective for you?
Since I am a new writer, all techniques that I have tried haven't helped me. So far. But I am looking to broaden my horizons so to say, and branch out.
Describe your desk
I do not write at a desk, ha. I am most of the time at my kitchen table hammering out novels. Since my kitchen table is in my study, I believe I am in my own little writing world.
Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Kentucky. You would not believe how many people get stories from their own personal problems/mistakes. But to me, that just makes them better. More personal.
When did you first start writing?
It was February 2nd 2015. I was in bed and my husband and I we're having a heated discussion. Well, when I turned over to go to sleep a story popped into my head. It was one am and after thinking about that story I could not go to sleep. So, like any other writer, I got up and hashed out the first five chapters of my story. Then it escalated from there.
What's the story behind your latest book?
My latest book is Sinful Pleasures. It is the third installment to the Hart Series. I have always been into dominance from the alpha male. So I incorporated that into my story line. That brought together Sinful Pleasures.
What motivated you to become an indie author?
It was so hard to get a publisher to look into my work. They would never email back on one of my ideas, no matter if I thought they were good or not. So one night I hit up good ole google and went from there. Being an Indie author is so much easier, knowing my novels will get out there and people will enjoy them. No publisher has to right to say a story is not worth publishing. It is a part of your imagination, your drive, to bring joy to the hearts of readers.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
My greatest joy of writing would have to be the freedom is brings. Most of my day to day activities are strenuous and exhausting. Writing takes me away from all of that. It makes it my own. I love getting lost in my own little world where nothing can happen unless I want it too. The heroine/hero of a story can come from the gutters and rise to be successful. Either way, its your choice what the story turns into.
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