Pen name: Emily A. Lawrence
Emily A. Lawrence lives in Transylvania with her family, hence her love for vampires and paranormal books. She is extremely passionate about fiction and has been writing stories, mostly fan fiction, for years now, but only began thinking seriously about publishing approximately a year ago. Having her family's support, and encouraged by friends and fellow authors, she pursued her dream of becoming a published author.
Emily loves creating new characters with whom readers can identify themselves, and losing herself in their worlds. Usually, she writes contemporary romance in three heat levels: sweet, sensual and erotic. However, she would like to try her hand at other genres one day, such as paranormal or mystery.
When she's not writing, she enjoys traveling and experiencing new cultures, new sceneries, food and meeting new people, or simply reading a good book.
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Book title: Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul – Book 1
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
Sexy former bikini model Carly Smith chooses to stay away from men after getting out of a bad marriage. Still traumatized by her past with her jealous, abusive ex husband, she is afraid to engage in another relationship, let alone be intimate with anybody. However, sparks fly when she meets her new handsome boss, Robert Benton. Extremely attracted to him, she finds herself in a delicate situation as he is constantly in her thoughts and haunting her dreams at night, turning her entire body into a time bomb of need, ready to explode. Each time she wakes up disappointed and alone, craving for his touch, but lacking the courage to turn her hot dreams into reality. What happens when Robert unexpectedly shows up at her door one night? Will she manage to overcome her fears and allow him inside, or will she deny him access?
Amazon US: http://www.amazon.com/Dreams-Lonely-Weekend-Getaways-ebook/dp/B00CZXWGNO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1369558098&sr=8-1&keywords=hot+dreams+of+a+lonely+soul
Amazon UK: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Dreams-Lonely-Weekend-Getaways-ebook/dp/B00CZXWGNO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1378674432&sr=8-1&keywords=hot+dreams+of+a+lonely+soul
Raw need twisted in her gut. Anxious to see the rest of him, she unbuttoned and unzipped his jeans, then watched him hook his thumbs inside the waistband and peel them down his hips together with his boxers, freeing his huge erection.
She gasped before she could catch herself, her insides liquefying more at the mere sight of it. Suddenly she was dying to feel him inside her, stretching her cunt in the most pleasurable ways.
“Is something wrong?” A hint of amusement edged his words as he regarded her mischievously. “You look surprised.” Pure confidence of male pride laced his husky voice.
Carly saw the twinkle playing at the corners of his eyes. “You’re big...” she murmured, but hardly recognized the sound of her own voice.
“I am as big as I need to be to make you scream like never before and beg for more,” he said with a confidence that only enhanced her impatience, her channel quivering with the need to be filled. His deft hands spread her thighs wide and his eyes took in the glistening pink folds of her pussy now exposed to him. “Gorgeous!” He swept his tongue over his lips to moisten them. “I’ve wanted to taste this the moment I first say you.”
“Robert...” Her throat tightened and her mouth went dry. The color grew hotter and hotter in her cheeks under his profound glare, and she fought with the urge to pull her thighs back together. However, the look in his eyes was nothing like that of her ex husband. His was of pure joy and admiration and his gaze seemed to be worshipping her, sweeping her from head to toe. The realization soothed her, little silvery wings of anticipation fluttering through her and causing all her worries to dissipate into thin air.
Book title: Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings – Book 2
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
After two traumatic years spent with her abusive ex husband, Carly swore that she would never remarry. With a low self-esteem and haunting demons from her past refusing to relinquish their grip, she could hardly confide in men until she met Robert, her handsome boss who managed to sweep her off her feet and show her the time of her life.
With his help, her fears and frustrations became a swell of lust, a wave of desire that aroused her numb senses, restoring her lost confidence and reviving her need for a man’s touch and affection, needs that she had suppressed for such a long time.
Naughty, erotic fantasies are fulfilled while on a well deserved vacation to the Andros Island in Bahamas, adding more spice to their steamy sex life.
Will Robert manage to convince her to give marriage another chance and start a new chapter in their lives?
Secret Cravings Publishing: http://store.secretcravingspublishing.com/index.php?main_page=book_info&cPath=33&products_id=688
“Why are you so afraid that I’m going to leave, anyway?” she asked, running her hand up and down his firm abs. She could feel his muscles contract under her fingertips.
“Because it’s happened before,” he answered in a low, feeble tone.
Carly tilted her head up to look at him, taken aback by his answer. “What?”
“Yes, I’ve been dumped before. After that I could no longer trust women. I refused to get emotionally involved with anyone. It was nothing but no-strings-attached sex for me.”
She took a moment to process his words. “Who would want to leave you? You’re the sweetest, craziest, naughtiest man I’ve ever met and if someone locked me up in here with you for the rest of my life, I’d be more than happy to accept such punishment.” She pressed her lips to the pulse that was pounding in his throat, amazed that a sexy, clever guy like him would have troubles in love. Unable to help herself and feeling the need to erase the unwelcome memories she had stirred, she gave in to the impulse and licked along a damp line up his neck, nipping at his chin on the way. She hoped that the sensual treatment she was giving him was enough to make him put everything behind.
His voice was husky when he spoke, “I guess she had better plans…”
“Nothing could be better than this,” she stated and offered him a scorching kiss, devouring his mouth possessively. It was her turn to make him feel at ease. Determination oozed from every pore of her body, and she did everything she could to make him understand that she had no intention of leaving him.
“When you…showed up…for the job interview…” He tried to speak, but she kept interrupting him with kisses, his own tongue playing with hers with an eroticism that made her head swim and her need for him grow.
“Yes?” she asked, curious to hear what he had to say. She angled her head down and moved her mouth back to his neck, then swept it over the curve of his cheekbones, his stubble tickling her soft lips. Her palms were splayed against his chest and her fingers toyed with his nipples in a way that she knew inflamed him.
Robert let out a low roar and moaned her name unintelligibly, but he seemed to struggle to concentrate.
“Carly…the moment I saw you…I was struck by your beauty. You innocent smile was the sweetest thing I had seen. I went home from work that day and nearly crashed the car twice. I couldn’t stop thinking of you. It was not something that I had experienced before and I wasn’t sure how to act. Then…once I found out what had happened to you I got so angry. I wanted you even more. I wanted you so much that I ended up knocking on your door in the middle of the night and asking you to sleep with me. Straightforwardness is my thing, but it was the first time I was doing that with somebody that I really liked. I acted on an impulse because I couldn’t stand one more day without holding you in my arms and loving you like you deserved it. I needed you…badly…”
Carly had stopped her playful assault and was hanging onto every word he was saying to her, their gazes locked in a heated clash. She felt an unusual sensation of weightlessness and the illusion held for a long moment as she stood enthralled by the promise in his eyes. “Any other man who would have showed up at that hour requesting such a thing would have most likely made me call the police. But you…I wanted you too even though I was scared as hell. I still can’t believe I did it. I could not recognize myself. But I do know one thing…that was the most beautiful, hot, sensual, enticing night in my entire life and I’d be more than happy to have nights like that with you for as long as I live.”
Their tender embrace turned to raging passion in the blink of an eye. Desire for one another spiraled higher, pushing away thoughts of the past and the future, lost in their happy place, their bodies yearning to move to the rhythm of a melody only they could hear.
Author interview with Emily A. Lawrence. Thank you for joining us here at Island Lovelies, Emily. I guess it would be best to start with an introduction to your books.
Can you give our lovelies a brief introduction into the Weekend Getaways series?
The Weekend Getaways is a series of short books published by Secret Cravings Publishing, which tell the story of former bikini model Carly and her new boss Robert. After getting out of a bad marriage, Carly chooses to stay away from men. However, sparks fly when she meets Robert. Extremely attracted to him, she finds herself in a delicate situation as he is constantly in her thoughts and haunting her dreams at night. Each time she wakes up disappointed and alone, craving his touch, but lacking the courage to turn her hot dreams into reality. When he shows up at her door in the middle of the night, things change.
Have you always wanted to be an author?
I’ve always enjoyed writing. I’ve been writing and making up stories since high school, but never showed them to anyone. Becoming an author has been a long time dream, but I never thought it would happen so fast, so I’m pleased and thankful to my publisher and to all the amazing people I’ve met along the way.
What inspired you to write?
Writing is more than a hobby to me. It’s my passion and I enjoy immersing myself into my stories and the worlds I create. It’s a wonderful way to escape reality and a great distraction from everyday life.
Who are your target readers?
My stories contain explicit sex scenes, so I target 18+ readers, people who enjoy reading romance.
What genre of books do you like to read? Do you limit yourself to only the genre that you write yourself?
I’ve read a lot of YA books, paranormal romance and other genres that have nothing to do with romance. Like Dan Brown’s books, for example. He is one of my favorite authors.
How long did it take you to plan your series and bring your characters to life?
The Weekend Getaways series took me about a month to plan and write. It’s a series of three books, ”Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul”, ”Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings”, and ”A Dream Come True”, the latter coming out in December.
What did it feel like when you published your first book, Hot Dreams of a Lonely Soul (Weekend Getaways)?
Publishing my first book has been a dream come true, a very emotional moment for me, and it has certainly encouraged and motivated me to keep writing.
Hopeful Dreams and New Beginnings (Weekend Getaways) is the second book in your series. How many books will be in the Weekend Getaways series?
There will be three books. The third one, ”A Dream Come True” will be released in December. This one is twice as long as the previous book and it continues the story of Carly and Robert, the action taking place at Christmas.
Are any of your characters based on people you actually know?
No, none on the stories I wrote so far were inspired by real people or real events, nor by my personal experiences.
When naming your characters, do you give any thought to the actual meaning?
Sometimes yes, but that’s not a rule. I always takes me quite some time before I decide on a name, but I enjoy the process of searching for the right name to fit my characters.
What are you currently working on?
At the moment I am working on my first series of long novels, ”Soul’s Desire”, which is a series of five or more books that will be published with Beau Coup Publishing. ”The Guardian of my Soul” is the first book in the series and it will be released at the end of September or beginning of October.
Any recent works from authors that you admire?
Some of my favorite authors are Stephenie Meyer, E.L. James, Suzanne Collins, Dan Brown, Sam Bourne, Paul Sussman, and others. I would read their books anytime, anywhere.
If you could work with any author who would it be and why?
I had the pleasure of working with the best selling author of erotic romance, Sable Hunter, and it has been the most amazing learning experience and I’m extremely thankful to her for everything she’s taught me about writing.
If I were to choose another author, it would probably be Dan Brown. I love his style and his books, even though they’re so different from what I write.
What's your favourite part of a book – beginning, middle, end?
From my personal writing experience, beginnings are always harder for me to write, and there’s nothing compared to writing the two magical words ”THE END”. When reading, if I’m very much into the book, I dread the ending, because I wish it never had to end.
What advice would you give to people who "run out of creativity" when writing?
When that happens to me, I simply stop and go for a walk or read a book. I never try to force myself into writing, so I wait until that idea I had been waiting for finally comes to me.
Can you tell us a little more about upcoming projects? Whether they’re from Weekend Getaways series or a new series altogether.
Like I already mentioned, the third book in the Weekend Getaways series, ”A Dream Come True” will be out in December, and currently my entire focus is on the Soul’s Desire series, awaiting the release of the first book, ”The Guardian of my Soul”.
Thank you Emily for joining us today.
Thank you Alicia and Island Lovelies Book Club for having me today! It’s been a pleasure chatting with you.