Author Elle Boon interview

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Elle Boon lives in Middle-Merica as she likes to say…with her husband, two kids, and a black lab who is more like a small pony. She’d never planned to be a writer, but when life threw her a curve, she swerved with it, since she’s athletically challenged. She’s known for saying “Bless Your Heart” and dropping lots of F-bombs, but she loves where this new journey has taken her.

She writes what she loves to read, and that is romance, whether it’s erotic or paranormal, as long as there is a happily ever after. Her biggest hope is that after readers have read one of her stories, they fall in love with her characters as much as she did. She loves creating new worlds and has more stories just waiting to be written. Elle believes in happily ever afters, and can guarantee you will always get one with her stories.

What inspired you to write your first book? My friends were authors and I’d been beta/crit partnering for them for years. They’d encouraged me to try it, and so I did. That book will probably never be published, even though I do love the story lol. After that I couldn’t stop the stories in my head lol.

How much real life do you put into or influences your books? Soooo much. You will find little tidbits in every book. For examples…In Selena’s Men the girls dancing on the top of the bar, I have totally done that. Two For Tamara, when Akra says she doesn’t do girls, my best friend said that. Sooo many little things. In my latest book that is coming out December 15th, Jett’s book I have a scene where they are getting it on after having driven fast on the hood of his car, which is an old muscle car…Yeppp, totally from my own experience. LOL

What is the hardest part of writing for you? Promoting the books I’ve already written lol.

What are your current projects? I have 4 current works in progress. I have book 5 in my Ravens of War. Book 3 in my Mystic Wolves I just hit, The End, so now I’m waiting on edits. I just started book 2 in my Iron Wolves, and I’ve got a book coming out December 1st which is called A SmokeJumpers Christmas. It’s a short novella about Cammie and Keanu and their little baby. You’ll get to see all the characters from previous books, plus I have started book 3 &4 in that series, and plotted book 3 in the Iron Wolves and book 4 in the Mystic Wolves. OYYY, I am crazy lol.

How do you go about choosing the title for your book(s) ? I try to work them out to where they sorta stay within the series in some way. If possible lol

What is your favorite genre to write? Hands down paranormal and shifters <3 Although I love my RAVENS sooo hard.

Generally, how long does it take you to complete a book from idea to handing it over to your publisher? Depends on my “Real Life” 6-8 weeks.

Do you ever use someone in your life as a sounding board for ideas or do you prefer to work alone? Oh yes, I use several people. My betas and my bf Caitlyn O’leary are my go to people.

Do your travel to research for your book(s)? I have for my Mystic and Iron Wolves used places I’ve been to and to an extent for my Ravens. I like to use places I can picture in my head. However, since I do paranormal, I like to make shit up lol <3 So my worlds are sorta crazy <3

Did you learn anything while writing your book(s)? Yessss, what not to do and how to do it lol.

Have you ever had an idea for a book but never written it and what is it? Not yet. I mean I have lots of book ideas, but I plan to write them. They are all in my series. WEllllll, wait I have a series that is mainstream and is sort of real life, with a twist. It’s really an emotional telling that I plan to write and pitch at RT, but I’m not sharing just yet. I don’t know if it will get published since it’s based on real life and it is contemporary. I’ll keep you posted

When writing, do you have a process? Yep, I have coffee. Lots of coffee. Cheetoos puffs. Red Hots. Cofffffeeeee. Then when the afternoon or evening hits I need water with sweetnlow (this is a no judge zone people) I like music playing in the background. Depending on the book and scene. Hard rock or a nice Todays Country <3

Do you have any advice for new authors looking to make their own literary statement? I’ll tell them what Sylvia Day told me. Write 3 books before you submit. That way you know you are ready to be a writer and you’ll know how long it takes you to write. Don’t give up. Learn from your mistakes, and listen to your editors, but don’t always think they’re correct. Get some good editing books and learn “how” to write. Get a thick skin, because this can be a tough business, but if you love to write, you’ll enjoy the hell out of the journey <3

How many books have you written? Do you have a particular favorite? I’ve written 11, 1 is never, probably never, gonna see the world lol. Hmmm, I love all my books, but I think I love Lyric, but that’s probably because she’s the most recent lol.

Why did you choose to use a publisher instead of self-publishing? I chose a publisher first because I was scared and financially it was easier.

Where do your ideas come from? EVERYWHERE. I can literally see something in the sky and think “Hey, did you see that? That looks like something Zeus would do.” And boom I’m writing it down and putting it in my book of notes for the Ravens lol. Or I pass a wooded area and think that is where if I was a woman and my car broke down I’d hate to be stuck. That is exactly how I plotted out His Perfect Wolf, book 2 of my Mystic Wolves.

How many books do you currently have published? 9 books published, but if you count the 2 that will be published in December, it’ll be 11

Are you working on anything right now? I’m hoping to finish book 2 in my Iron Wolves MC by the end of November.Do you have a favorite Hero or Heroine from any of your books and why? Zeus will always be my favorite, cause he is everything I think is awesome in an alpha, and maybe because he was my first lol.

Do you have anything you would like to say to your current readers or to those that haven’t yet read your work(s)? I really would like to say thank you so much for taking the time to read my books, if you’ve read them. If you haven’t I truly hope you do. I swear I am totally not crazy “snort” okay, I may be a little, but I’m harmless

More About You ~ The Fun and the Naughty

Share one thing about yourself that would surprise people who know you. I have used little bits of most of my family and friends in my books lol. If they read my stories, they’d know it lol.

Doggy style, cow girl or missionary? All the above and then some <3

What secret sinful pleasure do you keep hidden in your cupboards? Ready Whip

Are you a wine or beer kinda gal? Moscato

If you could go anywhere at all on your next vacation where would you go? Hawaii

If you could choose any hot famous guy to take with you who would it be and why? The Rock

Thong, Bikinis, Granny Panties, or Boy shorts? Thong and No Shoe Panties

Are you a dress up in heels or a jeans and flats woman? I like to dress up and if I’m home I like comfy clothes.

Homebody or Party all the time girl? Homebody.

Tall, Dark and Deadly or Smart and Sexy or Athletic and Funny? A mix of all

Significant other or Tearing up the town free and clear? Hubby.

Favorite social network and why? Facebook.

What was your “dream” job as a child? I seriously can’t remember lol, but I love what I’m doing now.

What was the worst job you ever had while working towards being a published author? I didn’t have a worst job while working towards being an author, but while in college, I worked at a truck stop. I wouldn’t say it was awful, but it was interested.

What would be your next best choice if not writing as a career? I am and was a stay at home wife and mother. I love my life <3

About Your Latest Release

Introduce us to the main characters: Lyric Carmichael and Rowan Shade. Lyric is a shifter and the sister of the second of the pack of Iron Wolves MC. She is a total bad ass chick in her own right. Rowan is an ex-special forces soldier.

How do these two meet? Lyric is out with friends at a human bar when she is grabbed by several shifters from another pack. Rowan doesn’t realize shifters exist and steps in to help. He is bitten by the other wolves and seeing no other option, she bites him to save him from being turned by the rogue wolves.

How would you characterize their relationship in one word answers, start, middle and end? Sexy, Hot, Combustible

What three words would you use to describe this story? Fun, Sexy, Wild-Ride.

Blurb: Lyric’s Accidental Mate ~Bite Of The Moon~

Iron Wolves MC Book 1

A tough as nails soldier and a bad girl on a motorcycle with a bite…when they collide, everything changes.

A WOMAN IN NEED OF SAVING… Lyric Carmichael is a shifter in trouble. When a pack of rogue wolves attacks her, she knows she will have to fight for her life. Being a member of the Iron Wolves MC and a wolf shifter, she’s used to fighting, with the odds stacked against her, she’s not sure she’ll make it out alive.

A BADASS SOLDIER… Rowan Shade, a member of the Special Forces has fought many battles, so wading into the fight to save a gorgeous woman is second nature. Being bitten by Lyric in order to save him from a fate worse than death, and finding out there are supernatural beings, is one of the most erotic experiences of his life. He just hopes they live long enough to explore more of this new and wild world.

A LOVE BEYOND REASON…

As Rowan and Lyric explore their new relationship, the danger to the pack intensifies. When they find out one of their own has betrayed them, the strength of the entire MC is needed in order for them all to survive the upcoming battle

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  1. sugafootluv December 1, 2015
  2. Elle December 3, 2015

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