Hello and welcome!
I am so excited to have this chat with one of my fave authors of contemporary romance whose books are like cookies, the more you have the more you want… wholesome, sweet with a bit of spice and melt in your mouth.
Please welcome Lauren Blakely!
A #1 New York Times Bestselling author, and #1 Wall Street Journal Bestselling author, Lauren Blakely is known for her contemporary romance style that’s hot, sweet and sexy. She lives in California with her family and has plotted entire novels while walking her dogs.
With fourteen New York Times bestsellers, her titles have appeared on the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Bestseller Lists more than 90 times, and she’s sold more than 2.5 million books.
Do you have a nickname?
I don’t 🙂
What is one word best describes you?
What makes you laugh out loud?
What is your favourite smell? What does it remind you of?
Like Joy, I love honeysuckle. It reminds me of gorgeous summer days.
Favourite place to spend time in.
I love wine country in California, cobblestoned streets in Paris, and beaches in Hawaii.
Is there a genre that you refuse to read?
I don’t care for horror.
Writing! What started it?
I needed an outlet for all the voices in my head!
If you could choose another career what would it be?
If I could sing, dance and act, I’d want to be on Broadway.
Audiobooks! What started them?
I first listened to Curse Workers by Holly Black narrated by Jesse Eisenberg and that introduced me to the awesomeness of a well-narrated audiobook.
Does your work convey a specific emotion or message?
That’s a great question — I think each book is different, but ultimately they’re about the power of falling in love with a good person.
What is next in your writing?
My next release is COME AS YOU ARE, coming April 16. In it you’ll find a masquerade ball, a smoldering secret rendezvous, and a sexy, billionaire hero who will sweep you off your feet in this opposite-sides-of-the-tracks romance.
Thank you so much for chatting with me, Lauren. I know you are quite busy. Looking forward to more stories and finding new book boyfriends and girlfriends in your stories.
Thanks for joining us and I hope you enjoyed the chat.
The latest book from Ms. Blakely I listened to is Wanderlust, narrated beautifully by Grace Grant and Richard Armitage, it is part of the Romance Package on Audible, but I bought my own copy, so I have it in my library and can listen to it anytime…. an aural masterpiece for sure, my fave so far, as are the many stories I listened to, they were all 5-star experiences. My review is here.
I urge you to give them a try, I know you will enjoy them. A few of the ebooks are free right now for a limited time ….
…. and there are quite a few of the audiobooks in the Audible Romance Package, narrated by some of my fave voices: Zachary Webber, Andi Arndt, Sebastian York, Erin Mallon, some new-to-me voices Josh Goodman, Todd Haberkorn, Emily Durante, Samara Naeymi.
To keep in touch with Ms. Blakely and check out all her yummy books, follow the links below and if you chat with her, tell her I said hi 😀 Check out the videos posted on the FB author page! Some of them are quite funny… like “Show & Tell: How Big is Big” 😀
Until next time read a book, listen to a book and don’t forget to show your love by leaving a review!