Hi Readers, Today L.G. O'Connor has joining us to share her latest book, Caught Up in RAINE.
L.G., what's your book about?
It's about a widowed romance writer in her early 40s who has been plagued by loss. She meets this hot, young landscaper in his 20s who looks like the male lead in her next novel, and asks him to be her cover model. Her fictional hero also happens to be based on the love of her life who she lost at 18. The tagline "Don't judge a book by its cover model," challenges you to look past the pretty face, and into the troubled life that lies underneath, making him the perfect match for Jillian.
What should readers expect from you titles?
Character depth and relationships matter to me, even in secondary characters. Family, honor, love, and friendship are key themes throughout all of my books. This is my first Contemporary Romance, my prior work is Urban Fantasy / Paranormal Romance. But even there, I bake in more relationship depth than most authors do in the genre. Oh, and did I mention the heat? Well earned, delicious sex between my lovers (except in my YA version!), but never anything solely gratuitous.
What's next for you as an author?
Wow, this is a busy year. The two Caught Up in RAINE novelettes, Rediscovering Raine and Caught Up in Rachel, launch in May and June (available now for preorder). In the fall, the second novel in the Caught Up in Love series, Shelter My Heart, launches featuring Jillian's niece Jenny for a pure new adult.
Also, the third full length installment of my epic urban fantasy / paranormal, The Book of Four Rings (The Angelorum Twelve Chronicles #3) launches this summer!
Do you have a favorite or interesting reader meet moment?
Yes! I was at a Christmas event, and this wonderful book club member found me at the party to tell me that she was in the middle of the Caught Up In RAINE ARC and how much it resonated with her. She couldn't wait to get home to finish it, and wanted to give it 6 stars. It's the best feeling in the world to impact someone's heart with my work!
If you could have dinner with an author, who would it be?
What's a writing day like for you?
I write religiously every weekday for 45 minutes to an hour before work, most nights after work if I'm not exhausted, and most weekends for a total of 20 - 25 hours per week.
Are you an introvert or extrovert?
Practiced Extrovert! My career has taught me how to shed my introverted tendencies. However, when I have the choice, I prefer one on one discussions.
Thanks so much for joining us today and sharing your books and life with us.
Thank you so much for having me! xoxo