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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lorelei James BOUND Interview & Giveaway

If you could live back in time, what time period would you choose and why?
Actually I’m too much of a modern convenience-loving girl to live back when there wasn’t heat or TV or grocery stores or antibiotics. I’d like to live in the “Star Trek” universe though—that would be some fun.

Have you ever come across a song that might fit the theme of one of your books?
Funny thing is, I use a lot of song titles for my books, a LOT, so sometimes I take the song titles and turn them in to books. Nice twist, eh? My goal is to someday write a book entitled, “Love in an Elevator.”

Do you remember what you felt when you had your first kiss? First French kiss? 
Yes, I thought it was cool, but a little slobbery. I remember his name but I know I wasn’t his first kiss ‘cause he was a player.

What was the most creative pick up line you've ever used on someone or someone used on you? 
When I was waiting tables during the motorcycle rally and a guy—a biker—(I live 30 miles from Sturgis) said, “You look like my third wife.” I said, “How many times have you been married?” He said, “Twice.”

When writing do you have a playlist of music you like to listen to? What are a couple songs on it? 
I can’t listen to music when I write so…but it really depends on what genre I’m writing what type of music I listen to. When I’m writing a contemporary western I listen to country, when I’m writing a contemporary erotic I listen to a variety from pop to rock. And when I write a mystery I listen to metal.

What do you do when you think nobody is watching?
Sometimes I sneak a hit of bourbon. KIDDING. I’m more of a vodka chick. Also kidding. I guess I…crack my knuckles.

What was your favorite childhood book? 
The “Little House” books—hey, I’m a South Dakota girl, so Laura Ingalls Wilder is one of my peeps. Oh, and Nancy Drew. She had a cool car, a college boyfriend, great friends and a penchant for trouble.

What is your favorite addition to chocolate?
Oreos and peanut butter M&Ms. My mouth loves them, but my hips, thighs and behind are currently protesting that love affair.

What does your husband/significant other say about your writing erotic stories? What about your family and/or do they read your books? 
My husband is very proud of me and takes the “you MUST be a very lucky man” ribbing in stride. My daughters read my mysteries (I write those under the name Lori Armstrong) and my 21 year old has read a few of the erotics. They are very proud of me and the older daughters tell me their friends are big fans, which is fun. My parents are also supportive, but again, erotic isn’t their thing—although they do read the mysteries. What also amuses me is many of my parent’s friends read my erotic books and they keep telling my parents to read them!

Besides your own, what is one of your favorite series to keep up with? 
“In Death” series by J.D. Robb, anything by Kresley Cole, J.R. Ward.

What do you think you would be doing if you weren't writing? 
I’d probably be working in the family firearms business—no lie.

Do you have any hobbies or activities you enjoy doing?
For years every bit of free time has been soaked up by kid’s activities (music, dance, jujitsu). With only one daughter left at home, if I’m not working, I’m usually at her cheerleading events (she is a competitive and varsity side line cheerleader) like basketball games or at orchestra events. I love going to the rodeo and I’m a HUGE fan of mixed martial arts. I watch umm….a few, okay A LOT of matches on Spike TV.

What is something you do to de-stress? 
Read. I’ve been doing yoga off and on for almost 20 years.

We all know about muses...what do you think inspires you to allow your creative juices flowing? 
It’s usually not just one thing. I never wait for the muse to inspire me to work. It’s much better to get to work and find that inspiration to keep going in the work itself. When the story unfolds in a way I hadn’t planned—that’s very inspiring to me.

Lorelei James is the USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Blacktop Cowboys and Rough Riders series as well as the steamy new Mastered series.  She lives in the Black Hills of western South Dakota with her family.  Visit her online at,, and

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