Laylah Roberts has loved reading since she was little and has recently discovered the passion of writing. She enjoys creating different characters-but they all have some similarities. The men are dominant, take-charge and the women love them with all their heart. Even when they’re being stubborn and domineering!
She hopes you like reading her stories as much as she likes creating them.
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What inspired you to write your first book? I was inspired by something another author said about coming up to a certain age and realizing she hadn’t accomplished what she wanted to. I felt the same way, so I decided it was time to finally write like I had wanted to for so long.
How much real life do you put into or influences your books? I get a lot of inspiration from what is going on around me. I often take notes about things I hear or watch.
What is the hardest part of writing for you? Editing. I loathe editing. Part of the problem is that I set impossible deadlines for myself though.
What are your current projects? I am working on an age play story and the second story in the Cavan Gang series.
How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s)? I have always struggled with titles and I often enlist help to brainstorm titles.
What is your favorite genre to write? I love anything to do with romance, but my favorite would have to be sci-fi.
Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? About 8-10 weeks
Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone? I use my husband for some ideas. I don’t always agree with him though lol.
Do your travel to research for your book(s)? I went on a six week trip to the US and Canada for research which was awesome.
Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)? Lots! You are always researching and learning when you write.
Have you ever had an idea for a book but never written it and what is it?Too many ideas to list. But they are all sitting on my computer, waiting for me. I would love to write a Dystopian book one day.
When writing, do you have a process? I try to write the whole book before I go back and edit because editing as I go slows me down and interferes with my flow. Doesn’t mean I always stick to that plan, though.
Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? Write. Write, write and then write some more. Finish the book. Research publishers before publishing with them.
How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite? My favorite is Her Old-Fashioned Boss.
Where do your ideas come from? Everywhere. What I read, what I see, what people tell me, my own personal experience.
How many books do you currently have published? 21
Are you working on anything right now? An age-play story and the second book in the Cavan Gang series.
Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why? I love Sam from Her Old-fashioned Boss. He was a really fun character to write.
Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven’t yet read your work(s)? Big thank you to all my readers, I couldn’t do any of this without you. You’re all amazing.
More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty
Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you.
I think people would be surprised by the toy collection in my wardrobe.
Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? I have to choose one? Doggy style if I must choose.
What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards? Well, I do have my favorite vibrator hidden away in the wardrobe.
Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? Wine, definitely
If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go?Italy and France
If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? Joe Manganiello, does it need an explanation? The man is hot.
Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Thong for the hubby, but I prefer bikini
Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? Both. I love wearing jeans and flats at home, but I enjoy dressing up to go out as well
Homebody or Party all the time girl? Homebody
Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? Tall, Dark and Deadly
Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? I have been married for close to three years now
Favorite social network and why? Tough one. I use Facebook more but I’m starting to enjoy Twitter much more.
What was your “dream” job as a child? Hairdresser or firewoman
What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author? I worked as a check out operator in a supermarket-not that bad really.
What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career? Market Gardener
About Your Latest Release
Introduce us to the main characters:
Natalya is fiery, passionate and loyal. Aedan was relaxed and carefree until she left him without an explanation.
How do these two meet?
They were together years before. But Natalya returned home to Mexico to family and broke things off with Aedan without an explanation. It is only once Natalya’s son is kidnapped that they are brought together once more.
How would you characterize their relationship in one word answers, start, middle and end?
Easy. Fiery. Perfect.
What three words would you use to describe this story?
Suspenseful. Romantic. Sexy.
Passion. Power. Lust.
She’d made a mistake she couldn’t take back… Five years ago, Natalya broke up with Aedan without an explanation. When her son is kidnapped, her only option is Aedan and his underworld contacts. The only question is will he help her or turn her away?
He’d been burned once…
Aedan wants to keep Natalya at arm’s length. But his anger is outweighed by his blinding need to have her in his bed.
The attraction between them is hotter than ever, but can their need for each other override the pain of the past?