Monday, March 8, 2010

Author Interview ~ Lia Slater



Today we are lucky to have on our couch, the lovely Lia Slater with us. Let’s all make her feel warm and welcomed here. Lia, Welcome, and make yourself at home our Cabana boys are here to see to your every need. Any drink you’d like… they’ll make it. :-D

So, Lia, tell us your latest news?


First, let me say how great it is to be on your blog! I’m a big fan, especially of the hunks. Yowza!

Off Limits is my most recent release. It’s a quick, hot, romantic read available from The Wilder Rose Press (www.wilderroses.com). I loved writing this story. Even though it’s a shorter read, the characters really wanted their story heard. As I clicked on my laptop keys, they led the way, and I’m proud with how it turned out. Here’s a short blurb:

How does a woman who usually follows the straight and narrow end up handcuffed to a chair by her ex-husband’s younger brother, a wickedly delicious man who just happens to be a cop? And the star of her most forbidden fantasies. Kara Reynolds has spent the past thirty-eight years being a good girl, but there’s something about Austin that makes her want to be really bad. Now, she’s caught in a situation that could either humiliate her...or set her free.


You are more than welcome to hang out with us anytime. And that story looks great! When did you first consider yourself a writer?

I think it was when I wrote my first “The End”. I’d written an entire book with characters that had come alive in my head. They were living and breathing as far as I was concerned. After that surreal experience, I was hooked for life. And even though that particular book will never be published—without some major, miraculous rewrite—I still felt it was the start to my career as a writer.

That first “the end” is pretty powerful. Do you have a specific writing style?

In whatever I’m writing, I try my best to write in deep point of view and really get into that character’s head.

This is good if you want to understand the characters, and who doesn’t? How did you come up with the title?

My fabulous editor, Diana Carlile, at the Wilder Rose Press came up with the title Off Limits, actually. LOL! I had some cheesy title and she very graciously suggested a few others that might work and this was the winner. Thank God!

Well she did a good job! What are your current projects?

I’m in the middle of writing werewolf series for Ellora’s Cave. WereSlave is the first book in the series and it’s available now (http://www.jasminejade.com/pc-8042-101-wereslave.aspx). I just submitted Were Seduction to my editor, and now I’m writing Were Blood (tentatively titled). I’m excited about this series so I hope you’ll check it out!

I also have an erotic romantic suspense, Fatal Exposure, available from the Wilder Rose Press. If you like Off Limits, then you might also like Fatal Exposure.


They sound awesome! Will have to check’em out. And now for our Absolutely-nothing-to-with-writing questions: When you looked in the mirror this morning, what was the first thing you thought?

Bad hair day. Isn’t that always the case?

Well, yeah if you have thick unruly hair. I always hated my little sister’s ability to roll out of bed looking like a princess. Have you ever cried during a movie? If yes, which one and why?

Oh yeah. All the time. The most recent movie that had me in tears was Avatar. Great movie!

I haven’t seen that one yet. But I want to and I WILL if it takes nagging and nagging and more nagging. What is one thing scientists should invent?

Umm, a cure for PMS? Or how about any feminine problems at all, starting from puberty and ending with hot flashes. Can I get an ‘amen’?

:::throwing hand in air aaaand shakin’ em::: AMEN SISTAH! Tell it! Hee hee, sorry. What stereotype would you label yourself as?

The slightly eccentric, occasionally timid, hermit writer. If that wasn’t a stereotype before, it is now.

Sounds like it is to me…:-D Are you a morning person or a night person?

Neither. LOL! I’m more of a mid-day person. That’s when I’m at my peak.

LOL, that works too… It was so great getting to know you today and feel free to hang out a bit today. The Cabana boys are here for your pleasure, and to keep you company.

Thanks so much for having me on your blog!

Lia Slater thinks the world would be a better place if everyone read romance novels. There’s so much to learn from the storylines. Love. Loyalty. Confidence. Passion. Desire. Conflicts would be resolved with happy endings. And, of course, the sex would be mind-boggling.

Lia is well on her way to helping the world become a better place by writing steamy romance with heart-throbbing emotion. To learn more, visit her website: www.liaslater.com.

Off Limits by Lia Slater

How does a woman who usually follows the straight and narrow end up handcuffed to a chair by her ex-husband’s younger brother, a wickedly delicious man who just happens to be a cop? And the star of her most forbidden fantasies. Kara Reynolds has spent the past thirty-eight years being a good girl, but there’s something about Austin that makes her want to be really bad. Now, she’s caught in a situation that could either humiliate her...or set her free.

12 comments:

Lia Slater said...

Thanks for having me on your blog today. I had so much fun answering your questions!

Amber Skyze said...

Loved the interview Lia! Enjoy the cabana boys. ;)

Looking forward to Off Limits.

Lia Slater said...

Thanks Amber! It's cold and foggy where I am in this part of the world so I'm gonna have some fun envisioning those cabana boys. I'd like a Sex on the Beach, please!

Kealie Shay said...

It was great fun getting to know you better, Lia. Did the boys get you hooked up with your... Sex on the Beach? They do a wonderful Sex Up Against the Wall, too. ;-D

Thanks for stopping by, Amber! Great to see ya again.

Catherine Bybee said...

*waving* Wereslave is a must read. I have your others on my TBR list, sigh... I'll get to all of them some day! Best of luck with this one, too, Lia.

Lia Slater said...

Kealie, in my mind all things are possible. lol! It was quite delicious, thank you very much. Now what are the ingredients for Sex Up Against the Wall? I guess I'll have to call the cabana boys again. What a hardship.

Hi Catherine! Waving back atcha! Thanks so much!

Kealie Shay said...

I can give you the recipe for the DRINK:

1 part Cranberry Juice
1 part pineapple juice
1 part sour mix
1 part voda

Shake with ice and strain into a highball glass.

If you can't figure out the other "recipe" you'll have to ask one of the boys to demonstrate.

Helen Hardt said...

Hi Lia -- always great to see you, my friend!

Lia Slater said...

Oh, the DRINK. Right, of course. Thanks for the recipe. That sounds yummy!

Lia Slater said...

Hi Helen!!! Great to see you too!

Kealie Shay said...

LOL, well the DRINK if you want... glad you could hang out with us today. It's been fun!

Lia Slater said...

I had a blast! Thanks again for having me.