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 Cal’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 Murphy’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.