Today we have stopping by Love Bytes author Lauren Gallagher answering some questions for us about her new release Razor Wire and on her writing in general also there is a giveaway to participate in
Welcome to the Riptide Publishing/Lauren Gallagher blog tour for Razor Wire!
Every comment on this blog tour enters you in a drawing for a choice of two eBooks off my backlist (as L.A. Witt or Lauren Gallagher; excludes Razor Wire) and a $10 Riptide Publishing store credit. Entries close at midnight, Eastern time, on December 28th, and winners will be announced on December 29th. Contest is NOT restricted to U.S. entries.
How did this book come about?
– After a conversation with Sarah Frantz at RT in 2013 about the lesbian fiction market, I decided I wanted to write a lesbian romance. I’d been thinking about it for a long time anyway, but for whatever reason, that conversation brought the subject to the forefront of my mind. I spent the entire drive home from RT (about three hours) thinking about the idea, and by the time I got home, I knew what I wanted to write. It would be almost a year before I finally had a chance to sit down and, you know, write it, but the idea was definitely there.
Even before that brainstorming session, I knew I wanted to write about lesbians in the military. Just recently, I had read an article about sexual assault towards women in the military, and though I hadn’t initially planned to make my first lesbian romance a dark and gritty one, that was the story that ultimately became Razor Wire.
What do you like best about writing f/f romance novels?
– Same thing I enjoy about every other combination: figuring out what makes people tick, throwing people together who really want to be together but shouldn’t be, and making them all miserable before letting them earn their happy ending.
What is easier for you to write, m/m, f/f, or m/f?
– They all have their own challenges. I switch back and forth pretty regularly (and easily) between all different pairings/groupings, and have never really found one to be more difficult than the others.
What subgenre of romance would you NOT write? Why not?
– I’d say Regency, only because I’ve never been able to get into any Regency books. It’s just not a time period/subgenre that really calls to me. Anything is possible, though. I swore up and down I’d never write inspirational/Christian, either, and I just finished my first sweet gay Christian romance.
In a zombie apocalypse what would your weapon of choice be and why?
– A shotgun and a group of friends I can easily outrun.
What’s next on your book menu?
– It’s a very long menu, but here are the specials: Several bisexual ménages in the works, a sequel to Aleks Voinov’s Dark Soul, at least two more Bluewater Bay books, and a non-romance science fiction series that I seriously need to start working on, like, now, before it eats its way through my skull…
Lauren Gallagher is an abnormal romance writer currently living in the wilds of Omaha, Nebraska. She and her husband, along with a coyote-iguana hybrid and two and a half cats, are thought to be in hiding from the Polynesian Mafia and a debt collector in search of a fine for an overdue book from the Library of Alexandria. Lauren continues to skillfully, if somewhat clumsily, elude them, but continues to have run-ins with her arch nemesis, M/M erotic romance author L. A. Witt. The implementation of Operation: I Don’t Think So is expected to resolve that problem soon enough.
RAZOR WIRE Blurb:
Two women. One terrible crime. Zero allies.
After being raped by a superior officer, MA3 Kim Lockhoff wants to leave the whole thing in the past. A cop herself, she knows all too well that it’s her word—and slutty reputation—against that of a respected Navy officer.
MA2 Reese Marion, a tough cop hiding her own trauma behind a hard-as-nails exterior, has no patience for pretty little princesses who use their cleavage to win favor with the guys. But when Reese is partnered with Kim, she slowly realizes that reputations can lie. Kim is whip-smart, ambitious—and scared. The man who attacked her won’t let anything damage his career, least of all Kim . . . or the baby she’s carrying as a result.
Isolated on Okinawa, thousands of miles away from home, the two women lean hard on each other. But when Kim confides in Reese, she unwittingly puts her new lover—and both of their careers—in the line of fire. Now her attacker just might have the leverage he needs to keep her quiet for good.
Razor Wire is available December 22nd from Riptide Publishing.
Read Roberta’s Review on Razor Wire HERE!