Today I welcome L. B. La Vigne to the blog to answer a few questions for Author Interview³.
1) Tell us 3 fun facts about your writing history
Fun fact: I started writing when I was a teenager with Harry Potter fanfiction. I write exclusively MM, and I have published three full novels, two novellas and one short story as part of an anthology, with more to come!
2) Describe your writing style in 3 words
Sexy, clear and straightforward
3) Name 3 of your literary influences
J. K. Rowling, Poppy Z. Brite (author of Lost Souls and the Liquor series) and Delilah S. Dawson (author of Kill the Farmboy and the Phasma novel)
4) Share your 3 favourite books
Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite, The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, and the Harry Potter series by J. K. Rowling.
5) What are your 3 essential writing tools?
Imagination, a good keyboard, and sturdy headphones because I listen to music when I write.
6) Where are your 3 favourite places to write?
The writing chair next to my bookshelf in a corner of the living room, Lestat’s coffee shop, and at the writing group I’m involved with.
7) Name 3 items on your writing wish list
Number 1 on my writing wish list is to become a full time writer! I also want to get an agent so I can publish with the Big 5 publishing houses. One day I also hope to write a trilogy.
8) What are your top 3 tips for aspiring writers?
Write the book you want to read, don’t compare yourself with other writers who seem to have “made it,” and do as much marketing as you can.
9) Tell us 3 of your writing plans for the year ahead
I plan to finish my MM paranormal romance, find an agent, and submit my books for the RITA’s.
10) Tell us about your latest release
My latest release is an MM urban fantasy romance between a monster and a human. I saw some amazing art of a playful yet vicious monster from one of my friends, and it inspired me to write a story about one such monster.
L. B. La Vigne
Deep Desires Press
19 February 2019
MM romance / Urban Fantasy
Heat Level: 5/5
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Monsters are real, and everyone knows it. When Mikey, an employee at the US Department of Fish and Wildlife, is assigned to rescue an abused creature at Samuel’s Carnival Extravaganza, he feels drawn to the sympathetic thing. But, rescuing and nursing the creature back to health has some unforeseen consequences. Not only can Renin talk, but he has the same urges and needs as a human—urges and needs now set on his savior, Mikey. Ones which Mikey can’t say he doesn’t reciprocate.
As a creature used to high levels of socialization, keeping him in isolation with little stimulation could be doing him more harm than good. For the second time, Mikey must break Renin out of captivity, bringing him home for…safe keeping.
While ending up in Mikey’s home is one of the best things to happen to Renin, multiple forces threaten to tear them apart. Mikey’s boyfriend, for one, isn’t accepting of the creature making itself comfortable in Mikey’s bed. The government is desperate to get their creature back, and will stop at nothing to have him. And then, there’s what’s hidden in the woods—watching, waiting, ready to strike at Renin at the first opportunity. With everything seemingly against them, Mikey may not be able to hold on to his monster for very long.
About the Author
L. B. La Vigne is a librarian by day, and a romance writer by night. La Vigne lives in sunny San Diego, CA, is happily married, and owns a macaw. On the weekends, La Vigne can be found baking or camping, and has several published works.