Lora Leigh lives in the rolling hills of Kentucky, often found absorbing the ambience of this peaceful setting. She dreams in bright, vivid images of the characters intent on taking over her writing life, and fights a constant battle to put them on the hard drive of her computer before they can disappear as fast as they appeared. Lora’s family, and her writing life co-exist, if not in harmony, in relative peace with each other.
Surrounded by a menagerie of pets, friends, and a teenage son who keeps her quick wit engaged, Lora’s life is filled with joys, aided by her fans whose hearts remind her daily why she writes.
Find more about Lora Leigh at www.loraleigh.com
Thanks so much for stopping by Literary Cravings, Lora Leigh!
What is your current read or what book did you read last?
Shadow Woman by Linda Howard was my last book read. Currently, I’m working on edits for another book, and I rarely read when I’m working on one of my own. I have Dark Wolf by Christine Feehan waiting on my Kindle though once it’s finished.
What are your must haves while writing?
Coffee and Coca Cola. Those are must haves. Can’t do it without them.
Why Romance? What do you love about the genre?
There’s so much you can do where writing romance is concerned. So many options when it comes to emotion and to attempting to decipher the male brain. (Attempting, not succeeding. ☺ )
If you could sum up Rule Breaker what would you say?
How nature and fate showed one stubborn breed exactly who’s boss – Nature and Fate being woman of course.
In the beginning, what or who spoke to your first? The story or the characters?
Always the characters. Sometimes their story comes easy, sometimes they make me fight for it. But it’s always the story. And often it’s the villain that speaks first, such as the introduction of a new villain coming in the breed Gideon’s book. When they talk first, it usually means either the hero or the heroine is going to make me cry. Especially when the villain is a family member of the heroine.
Was there any scene or part in Rule Breaker that was challenging to write? And if so how did you get through writing it?
Yeah, there was actually. That first sex scene. I just wanted to smack him. I tried, tried to rewrite it several times. Begged my Muses to make him see sense and make him understand just how illogical he was, and I truly tried to make him understand just how irrational he was, there for a minute. But, he won. What amazed me, was how it actually worked. He can smirk about it now, and I can let him, because I won in the end. ☺
The Breeds series is such a long-standing series and things seem to really be heating up in the Breeds world, will there be a lot more to come?
I have about 35 additional titles and ideas listed in several different notebooks. Sometimes, it feels never-ending, but the ideas keep me excited and keep me writing as fast as my fingers can moved across the keyboard to attempt to catch up with all the characters begging for their turn.
What will you be working on next?
Next is Gideon’s book, the Bengal that’s shadowed Jonas and his step-daughter Amber as Jonas has fought to save the child’s life. If you think Jonas is manipulating, I can’t wait until you see how manipulating Gideon can be. He’s sworn he’d kill the woman-child whose blood forced him to live and in his mind, drove him insane. What he didn’t realize was that it was his Bengal driving him crazy. His mate was far too young to mate, and the animal inside him knew it. It drove the human side of his psyche slightly crazy to ensure that man kept the distance needed to keep the animal in check. Breeds are equal parts of human and animal. Always in conflict, fighting for dominance, until they come together once they find their mate and the solace they’ve sought for so long.
Thank you so much for such wonderful questions and for allowing me a chance to meet your readers. If there are any questions or interest in the Breed or other series I have, you can find me at www.loraleigh.com.
Now, in her new novel of the Breeds, the mating heat continues…
Lion Breed and enforcer Rule Breaker has just a few rules he doesn’t break. Not for anything. Not for anyone—like never have sex with a woman outside his own breed, especially a human woman. Especially someone too helpless, too fun loving and too full of life to ever be able to protect herself, let alone help him to protect her.
If the damned animal inside him insists on a mate, then why pick her? A woman who is an easy target and who can be used as a weapon against him at any time.
But what he suspects is mating heat may not be that at all. Just his animal instincts rioting, pacing, irritated whenever he’s away from her.
Okay, he can handle that.
What ensues is a fiery affair that breaks all the rules of mating heat and will eventually endanger his mate with the very rules designed to protect the Breeds—for she’s possibly been working against them…
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