Aug 4, 2014

The Write & Long Of It: #mfrwAUTHOR INTERVIEW @AshleyLadd

Ashley Ladd talks about writing, her influences, the books she loves and her newest sexy release.

Generally, how long does it take you to write a book?
Two – three months for a 60,000 word book

Do you have a set schedule for writing or do you just go with the flow?
I try to write a couple hours every evening after I get home from work and finish making dinner for my family. I also try to write a few hours on Saturday and Sunday as I can squeeze in the time.

Tell us about your latest book, including its genre.
“Business or Pleasure” is a contemporary male-male erotic romance.
Business or Pleasure, an Erotic Contemporary GLBT Romance with Totally Bound...
Guy Rogers is extremely attracted to his new realtor, Tom Boudreaux. As a passionate vegetarian and animal activist, he’s ecstatic that Tom is a kindred soul. Unfortunately, Tommy isn’t really a vegetarian or an animal activist. In fact, Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue restaurant in town. 
When Guy finds out that Tommy eats meat and his family owns a restaurant that’s a monument to eating meat, he’s livid and doesn’t know if he wants anything else to do with Tommy. 
But then Guy’s life gets crazy—his dad’s paranoia blossoms into violent dementia, he gets arrested for picketing a doggy mill, then he winds up in even more legal trouble. When Tommy sticks by him through all his trouble and does everything he can to help him, Guy wonders if he’s been too militant and narrow-minded. Perhaps he can learn to live with people who have opposite views. 
Tommy Boudreaux is extremely attracted to Guy Rogers even though he’s a passionate vegetarian and animal rights activist and Tommy’s family owns the most popular barbecue joint in town.
Does it cross over to other genres?
No, not this one.

How do you come up with story ideas?
Ideas come from everywhere. TV shows. People watching. Dreams. The six o’clock news. Sometimes I brainstorm for ideas and sometimes they just come to me.

What are your thoughts on love scenes in romance novels?
I like them hot and spicy – usually. The love scene heat level depends upon the story. Some stories call for hot love scenes and other require very mild/sweet ones or none at all. Lately, I’ve been writing very hot ones.

What does your husband/wife think of your writing?
Unfortunately, he thinks I’m wasting my time and will until he sees a big royalty check. I don’t pay attention to him about my writing.

Do you ever ask him/her for advice?
Hell no! He’s not interested anyway.

Who, if anyone, has influenced your writing?
Other writers such as Stephen King, Stephen White, Sherryl Woods, Tina Wainscott. My (ex) critique partners (still friends) Sher Hames Torres and Kim Cox.

What can we expect from you in the future?
A lot more books! I have books contracted to be released in September and October too: “Her Men” and “Spooky Sojourn”. Both are erotic romance. “Her Men” is a contemporary male-female-male ménage romance about a college reunion. “Spooky Sojourn” is a contemporary paranormal suspense male-female erotic romance about a haunted hotel. A third book is about to be contracted. All I will say is that it is set in a hotel

How do we find out about you and your books?
At my blog and my publishers and Amazon...
AMAZON  |  WEBSITE  |  Totally Bound 

How can readers/fans contact you?
FACEBOOK  |  TWITTER  |  GOODREADS

Do your fans' comments and letters influence you in any way?
Of course! I take them all very seriously.

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