Thanks for joining me today on Night Owl Romance.
Tammie King of NOR: To get us started can you please start by telling us a little about what you are working on or have coming out? Eve Langlais: I'm very excited about my June 1st first release with Champagne Books titled 'Take A Chance'. It's the very first story I ever wrote and I can't wait for everyone to fall in love with the characters like I did. Romance, magic and a tropical island--all the ingredients for a great love story.
Tammie King of NOR: Could you please tell us a little about yourself? Eve Langlais: I'm a married mother of three who just had to give the voices in her head a chance to be heard. LOL. I'm 36 and have been married 10 years to my very own alpha. Writing is a recent endeavor for me, one that my family thankfully supports.
Tammie King of NOR: Please tell us what you have planned next? Goodness, I have alot of stories planned, just ask the voices in my head lol. I intend to delve into the paranormal alot more over the next few months. Some tales have been started like the one that centers around an amnesiac woman who has a vamp and shifter unwillingly drawn to her. I also have another about a wicked witch who finds an evil love--that one should be a hoot. There's more, but I don't want to jinx it, so you'll just have to stay tuned.
Tammie King of NOR: What kind of research did you do for this book? Did you enjoy the research process? Eve Langlais: I hate research it interrupts my flow, not to mention sometimes you discover the idea that worked great in your head isn't feasible which really sucks. Google is a great tool when it comes to finding the need to know stuff, and I've used it on each and every story I've written. Take A Chance, which is fantasy based, thankfully didn't require much digging. My biggest issue came in deciding who the creatures were inhabiting the island that Sinclair is stranded on. What are they you ask? Sorry, that's a secret you'll have to discover for yourself. LOL
Tammie King of NOR: What would you like to tell your readers? Eve Langlais: I'd really like some reader feedback on what works for them or not in books, especially mine if they've read them. I know what I hate--secret babies--but what does the average reader hate and not want to read? I'd really like to know.
Tammie King of NOR: What would be the best way for readers contact you? Do you have a website? Email address? MySpace site? Blog? Message Board? Group? Eve Langlais: My website is truly the best spot to find me. http://www.evelanglais.com It has a listing of the books available, upcoming works, purchase info as well as links to other places on the net you can find me such as FaceBook and MySpace. And you can see enlarged versions of my awesome covers. Just watch the one for Alien Mate, I've heard it singes fingers.
Tammie King of NOR: When did you first decide to submit your work? Please, tell us what or who encouraged you to take this big step? Eve Langlais: I first sat down to write last February 2009. Having always loved reading, I was determined to give it a shot and see if I had what it took. Three months later I sent my first manuscript in and less than four months after that, I had an offer. To say I danced in joy is an understatement. Becoming a published author is a dream come true and I couldn't be happier.
Tammie King of NOR: What was your first published work and when was it published? Eve Langlais: My first published piece was actually my second completed novel. Titled 'The Hunter', it came out March 19th with Amira Press. It's a full length novel that mixes the modern day with fantasy and paranormal elements. You can read an excerpt and find out more on my website.
Tammie King of NOR: Do you outline your books or just start writing? Eve Langlais: I just start writing, and not always in a linear fashion. I usually have a vague idea of the direction the story will go in, but often times as I write and the characters speak, that path weaves and twists finding it's own way. And the title I start with never lasts because the stories true name always seems to hit me once the story unfolds.
Tammie King of NOR: Who is your perfect hero? And why? Eve Langlais: Alpha's rock. I like a man who is confident in himself. Who is unafraid to go after what he wants. A man who is tall and broad and makes a woman feel petite even if she's on the rounder side. And who most of all, I like a man who thinks his female, no matter her looks or personality, is the most astounding, delicious and beautiful thing to ever walk this earth. Sigh...
Tammie King of NOR: Is there a genre of book you would like to write but haven't yet? Eve Langlais: I would love to write historical romance. They were the first type of romance books I ever read and to this day remain a huge favorite. But when it comes to writing them, the detail and research required scare me. What if I mess the facts up? For now, I'll stick to stories whose realities I can change as I go. Thank you very much to the staff at Night Owl Romance for offering me this interview. For those of you reading this, thank you. I do hope you'll stop by and visit me on the web. I'd love to hear from you, and if you've read some of my work let me know what you think. Waving from Ontario Eve Langlais
Thank you for this opportunity!