Jan 5, 2016

Interview & Giveaway w/Roni Loren

I am beyond excited and thrilled to welcome Roni Loren onto the blog today. Roni is the author of the Loving on the Edge series (one of my all time favorite series EVER) and the brand new OFF THE CLOCK - the first in her Pleasure Principles series. In case you missed it yesterday, you can check out my review of OFF THE CLOCK.

In the meantime, let's chat with Roni!

1.      How does OFF THE CLOCK differ from your Loving on the Edge series?

OFF THE CLOCK is the first in my new Pleasure Principle series, which is set at an exclusive therapy institute in the bayous of Louisiana. I would say that beyond the obvious differences (new setting, new cast of characters), the biggest difference from my Loving on the Edge books is that this series is not necessarily going to be BDSM focused. In my Edge books, all the characters are tied to a specific kink resort, so lots of dominant and submissive heroes and heroines. In this new series, these characters are connected through their jobs at The Grove, so they are doctors, psychologists, social workers, and in the case of OFF THE CLOCK, sex therapists. Think Grey’s Anatomy meets erotic romance. So you’ll get to see inside their personal lives and romances, but you’ll also get to see inside the lives of some of their patients/clients.

2.      What kind of research went into OFF THE CLOCK?

This series is actually hits very close to my own background actually. I have a Masters in Social Work and in undergrad, my honors advisor was the Human Sexuality professor. I did my thesis in that area and had planned to become a sex therapist. I ended up shifting from the Ph.D. path to the social work path at the last minute (got burnt out on research! Lol.) But it’s remained an area of interest for me. And I did work as a therapist for a few years (though not specifically sex therapy), so I had some experience under my belt to pull from. However, I did have to dig into some specifics for the book. For instance, I have a secondary character (future hero!) who is a sex surrogate. I had to research A) if that’s still being used as a therapy technique and B) if it was licensed/legal. So those little nuances required some googling. : )

3.      What do you do when you're off the clock?

Besides spending time with the fam, I read. I cook. I binge watch things on Netflix (Jane the Virgin currently). And I like to travel, so we try to sneak in a few trips a year. Really, downtime for me is filling the creativity well back up. Inevitably, things I see on vacation or read about or see on TV get worked into future story ideas. : )

4.      What was your favorite scene to write in this book (that won't give too much away!)?

To be honest, this book was one of the hardest I’ve ever had to write. It fought me hard—probably because it was a brand new series and I put a lot of pressure on myself. BUT, now that I’m on the other side of it, there are so many scenes in this one that are near and dear to me. The first that comes to mine is the beginning flashback chapters of these two in college. That was supposed to be a BRIEF prologue about Marin overhearing Donovan talking dirty for his research project on arousal. But I kept writing and writing and writing. I loved college Marin and Donovan. They were so much fun to write. It turned into three chapters! Lol. I remember emailing my agent in a panic—I think I have a three-chapter prologue! No one does three-chapter prologues! But I love the scenes and don’t want to cut them. Help! My agent read it and was like—oh, you absolutely have to keep this. Just call it chapters one through three. Lol. So there you have it. There’s a three-chapter prologue and it’s one of my favorite parts of the book.

5.      Do you have anything else coming out in 2016 for me - uh, I mean us - to devour?

: ) I do! There may be some novellas mixed in, but for sure, there will be the ninth book in the Loving on the Edge series, LOVING YOU EASY. I just turned this one in, so it doesn’t come out until September, but I will say it involves a nerdy hacker heroine and two very hot tech executives.

Thanks for having me!

About Roni Loren:
Roni wrote her first romance novel at age fifteen when she discovered writing about boys was way easier than actually talking to them. Since then, her flirting skills haven’t improved, but she likes to think her storytelling ability has. 

Though she’ll forever be a New Orleans girl at heart, she now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. If she’s not working on her latest sexy story, you can find her reading, watching reality television, or indulging in her unhealthy addiction to rockstars concerts.

She is the New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author of the The Loving on the Edge series and other sexy things.

Because who doesn't love a giveaway, right? The awesome folks at Berkley are giving me a full set of Roni's Loving on the Edge series to give away to one US winner! 
-Must be over 17 to enter

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  1. YAY RONI! I cannot WAIT for Loving You Easy!

  2. I love Roni!!! This was a great interview, I like how you asked how the 2 series differ from each other. It is great to know, that we get a variety but yet still all Roni.


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