Ask em if you’ve got em!
Christine asks: Can you tell us anything about your new book Cake? Is it part of a series? Cake is a novella I wrote for the Cosmo’s Red Hot Reads by Harlequin line that should be starting up in May or June. It’s contemporary, hot romance featuring a Russian artist with lots of ink and piercings named Gregori and Wren, an artist paying her way through art school by working as a messenger. It’s set in Seattle. It’s not actually part of a series but I’d love to go back and revisit some of the characters later on.
Angela asks: Hi Lauren, will Mary and Calâ€™s brother Ryan get his own story? At some point most likely, yes. Right now though Lush will be the last Delicious novel until at least 2015. I’ve got a new series starting with Berkley Heat next summer called Ink and Chrome, set in a custom build motorcycle and hot rod shop in Seattle. Those books will come out in mid 2014 into 2015. I don’t know what I’ll do after that yet.
Diana asks: How long does it take you to write a book and be satiated with it? It depends on the book. Some are faster to write and finish edits on than others. I usually write 3,000 words a day and most of my novels are roughly 90K words.
Moran asks: Will you write stories about all the single Murphyâ€™s? I don’t know. The next book will be about Royal, who isn’t a Murphy at all, but a friend of the family. With the Petal series, my plan is to write however many books I want as long as I have good ideas for stories. I would like to give Anne a book, and the twins most likely. But the great thing is, setting the series in the town instead of on a single family, I have lots of different options.
Maryam asks: When do you think you might get back to writing a story in the Federation Verse??? Right now, my schedule with Heat is full into 2015 so not until then at the earliest. I do want to return to the Federation and write Wil his book though. It’s just a matter of writing the other books I’m contracted for first.