Time to wade through the hundreds of authors out there and get to know some of the folks penning your favorite novels!
Today let’s welcome Libby Waterford!
As an author, sometimes you need a motivational pep talk, or some words of wisdom to guide the way. What’s your favorite quote about writing?
I wish I could just quote Stephen King’s On Writing in its entirety, but here’s one of my favorite lines. “Mostly, when I think of pacing, I go back to Elmore Leonard, who explained it so perfectly by saying he just left out the boring parts.”
How do stories come to you? Any specific ways you get inspired?
Since I was young, I would walk around in the world and narrate everything in my head. I’d see an interesting looking person and I spin a story about them. Usually, they’d end up to be love stories. Now I get to spin those stories for other people, not just myself.
Are there any characters that you wish you could write more on, or know them so well that you could write about their adventures forever?
I enjoyed writing about Aidan, my Scottish professor of art history in Passionate History, the first of three novellas set at fictional Weston University. I only got to explore a bit about what made him tick in that story, and I found him very fascinating. I wish I’d written him into a novel!
What about dream vacation? Anywhere you’re longing to explore?
I’d love to take my husband and sons to walk the Cotswold Way in England. Fresh air, exercise, gorgeous countryside, and scones and clotted cream at every stop.
Yum, you had me at scones and clotted cream! What’s next on the horizon for your readers?
I’m deep into a new steamy contemporary series that takes place in the Silver Lake neighborhood of Los Angeles and features two families who live across the street from one another. I’m hoping the first one will be out next year.
Any favorite TV shows you tune into?
I’m horribly behind on current TV shows, but I do absolutely adore the BBC’s Sherlock and can’t wait for new episodes next year.
How about books? Do you have any to recommend?
I’m trying to get through Outlander for the first time. It’s wonderful, but I keep getting sidetracked by new releases from my favorite historical authors like Eloisa James and Elizabeth Hoyt.
Now my favorite question! What’s your astrological sign?
I’m a Leo. Roar.
When you’re reading a story, is there any huge pet peeve that’ll take you out of the narrative?
“Alpha male” heroes who are really just sexist jerks really don’t do it for me. I’m all for manly men who can’t talk about their feelings, but I don’t find blatantly offensive dialogue or actions particularly appealing.
I feel the same way about certain alpha males–drives me nuts! Now, where can your readers find you on the web?
Don’t miss out on the latest release: Endless Devotion!
What better way to keep her ex at a distance than by becoming engaged? Of course, Katya Noskov’s betrothal to a fellow Weston University professor is just a sham, but she’ll do anything to avoid becoming ensnared in the seductive trap set by Devak Batra, her charismatic ex, who just happens to be the US Secretary of Education.
Dev arrives on Weston’s campus to give the commencement address at the graduation ceremony and to propose to Katya while he’s at it. The last thing he expects is for her to announce her engagement to someone else. Undaunted, he’s determined to talk her out of her betrothal and back into his bed.
When Katya and Dev come together, sparks fly, clothes come off, and nothing, not even an engagement ring, can stop them from acting on their physical desires. From passionate stolen kisses to trysts in the rain, these two can’t keep their hands off each other, but steamy sex can’t resolve Katya’s reasons for leaving Dev in the first place. He must show he can make room for her in his life, not just his bed, if she can consider a future with the sexiest member of the Cabinet.
Will Katya’s fake engagement lead to a real proposal? Can Dev’s devotion survive distance, lies, and acts of congress?
The third of three erotic novellas set at the reunion and commencement weekend at Weston University, where lust leads to true love.
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