Welcome to my stop on the blog tour. It’s release day for Lisa Wells new book, The Seduction of Kinley Foster. To celebrate this book birthday I’ve got some info on the book, a guest post from the author herself and a great giveaway!
About the book:
Librarian Kinley Foster wants to write erotic romance—the steamy, sexy, curl-your-toes kind of stuff. The problem? She desperately needs a little erotic inspiration. And at a romance convention in Vegas, she finds it…or rather him. The sizzlingly sexy guy who refused Kinley—and her virginity—when she was sixteen.
Now it’s time for a little payback.
Literary agent Ian Thompson is a professional. Mentoring an aspiring author is one thing. Giving her a thorough and thoroughly satisfying sexy education is quite another. Especially when she’s as stunning and deliciously curvaceous as Kinley. Yet Ian can’t help himself when Kinley makes him a wager he can’t resist. A wager that will tempt Ian to cross every professional—and every sensual—boundary in the book…
Sounds great, right? Since the main character Kinley is a writer, the books author Lisa has shared with us her “tools of a writer” and what she needs help keep the creative juices flowing. I love hearing what fuels the creative process for others and I think you’ll find her list is delightfully practical.
Tools of A Writer
Essential versus Superfluous
By Lisa Wells
Essential is such a gray word. What is essential to one to do a job is not necessarily essential to another to do the same job. For example, I can write in the midst of chaos. I know other authors who have to have no distractions. I come by this ability the hard way. After many years as a middle school counselor, in which chaos is the norm and multi-tasking is mandatory, I’ve learned to tune out the chatter and concentrate on the essential – thus my ability to write anywhere.
So for me, the only essential I require in order to write, is my laptop.
BUT, as Voltaire once said, “The superfluous is a very necessary thing.”
Let’s talk about my top eleven superfluous must haves for me to settle in and write.
1. Internet – if I’m writing, and I can’t come up with the perfect word, I want the ability to Google a great synonym. I hate putting in a holder word and coming back later. I want the right word right NOW.
2. Nose spray. (And you thought this was going to be a glamorous list.) I have allergies. If I’m writing and I can’t breathe right, I’m done – unless I have my nose spray – which makes it all better.
3. Tissues. See number two above. Those darn allergies sometimes make me unable to breathe, and other times, they make my nose run like a leaky water faucet.
4. Ice Tea -unsweet. Or a glass of wine – red. Or a beer – Corona Light. Writing is a thirsty business.
5. A fan. Unfortunately, I’m quite intimate with the term hot-flash. My daughter gave me a little fan that connects to my laptop via a USB port. Best gift ever!
6. Naughty Words for Nice Writers by Cara Bristol. Research book. Writing those sex scenes can’t all come from personal knowledge. 😉
7. Reading glasses. Cute ones with lots of attitude.
8. Writing utensil – ink pen or mechanical pencil. (Did you know they make ink pens designed for autographing books? They do.)
9. Note cards. (I love back-to-school shopping days when note cards are really cheap.)
10. My muse. If I don’t know where I’m going with a scene, I procrastinate like a pro. I mostly play computer solitaire during this time. Or eat chocolate. Or both.
11. Comfy writing outfit. This equates to no shoes, no zippers or buttons on the pants. And a very soft t-shirt. Oh – and in a perfect writing setting, there’d be no bra and a Lazy Boy recliner.
Thanks for sharing this Lisa! I think I’d put comfy clothes at the top of my list…everything is better in yoga pants!! Want to learn more about Lisa Wells?
About the author: Lisa Wells always knew there would come a time in her life when she’d pursue her dream career as a romance author. This is that time. Before this moment, she’s enjoyed a rollercoaster journey called – The Middle School Counselor – Dramas, Dreams, and Destinies. After many years of working with teenage girls, she knows when one comes in baffled because another girl hates her, the first question to ask is – “Did you steal her boyfriend?” Nine times out of ten the answer is some form of, “Yes but….” While Lisa enjoys working with adolescents, she writes for adults. Her books contain: Sex, Scowls & Sass.
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Thanks for visiting my stop on the Seduction of Kinley Foster blog tour. Be sure to check out some of the other stops for excerpts, interviews, reviews of the book and more guest posts. And pick up a copy of the book today!