Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Interview and Giveaway: Love, Technically Lynne Silver

Do you write in different genres?

My first few books were regency. I moved to contemporary because I think it suits my voice better. My Coded for Love series defies genre- it’s contemporary with hints of the Sci-fi and suspense.

If yes which is your favorite genre to write?

I like each genre for different reasons. Regency is fun because women had so few choices and opportunities; it’s easy to force them into bad situations. Contemporary is fun because I don’t have to worry about every word origin and whether I’m being anachronistic.

How did you come up with the title for your latest book?

The original title was “The Geek Billionaire’s Secret Lover” Yes, I was poking fun at category romance. I still love that title, but it is a mouthful. I went through several brainstorming sessions with my editor until I stumbled on Love, Technically after a night of watching my favorite movie, Love Actually.

Do you title the book first or wait until after it’s complete?

I nearly always wait until the book is finished before titling. In fact, I write the book & synopsis then go to submit to my agent and think, “oh, yeah, the book needs a title” Usually the book goes by the name of the heroine or an element. So Love, Technically was “geek story” until it became “The Geek Billionaire’s Secret Lover” and then on to Love, Technically. The story I’m working on now is called “Cruise story” because, you guessed it, it’s set on a cruise. The title will come to me eventually.

Is the book, characters, or any scenes based on a true life experience, someone you know, or events in your own life?

“This book is a work of fiction. Any similarities between real life and this book blah blah blah…” 

Well, in this case, Love, Technically cuts veerry close to real life. My husband and I worked at a start-up during the DotCom boom, and I set the book at a fictionalized version of that office. If my former co-workers read it, they will recognize a lot of it. And yes, there were lots of married and dating couples at the office besides just me and my hubby.

What books/authors have influenced your life?

The Betsy-Tacy books by Maud Hart Lovelace influenced me to be a writer. All romance novels influence me to push the boundaries of the genre and try to write amazing books.

What book are you reading now?

On my nightstand: Jayne Ann Krentz, Dierdre Martin, Grace Burrowes and Kristen Callihan

What is your current “work in progress” or upcoming projects?

I should be getting edits back any day for “Desire Unmatched” book four in my Coded for Love series. This is Xander’s book and it is heartbreaking and HAWT! It’s all lurve scenes all the time. And I’m drafting the first draft of the Cruise book. It’s in the very early stages, but two singletons head out on a singles cruise looking for love, but unfortunately for them, they didn’t read the brochure very well. It’s not a singles cruise. It’s a seniors cruise!  Hilarity and smexy times ensue. (Not with the seniors. Remember, a cruise has a load of hottie crew members, including one uptight Captain James Harper)

Do you have any advice for other writers?

READ! Join a professional organization. Don’t submit or self-publish unless you’ve been professionally edited.
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Love, Technically
Lynne Silver

Genre: Romance

Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC
Date of Publication: June 29, 2013

ISBN: 9781622662210

Number of pages: 140

Cover Artist: Cover design by Libby Murphy.

Amazon   BN

Book Description:

Billionaire CEO and computer whiz Noah Frellish is a king among geeks. Women are attracted to his money, but he'd love to meet someone who's actually interested in him. When he helps the sweet and sexy Michelle Kolson with a printing problem, she confuses him for a help desk technician. Noah knows he should clear up this case of mistaken identity, but would she still like him if she knew he was the boss?

Michelle thinks life in Chicago is perfect, as is the whirlwind romance with her smoking-hot coworker. When she unexpectedly finds her job on the chopping block and the man she fell headfirst into bed with running the company, will she abandon her dreams?

Noah must convince the small-town girl to stay in the big city—and that he really is the man she fell for.

About the Author:

By day, Lynne Silver lives the suburban soccer mom life; volunteering with the PTA, doing laundry and working. By night she enters the sensuous world of alpha males and passionate heroines.

She calls the nation’s capital home and lives in an old fixer-upper with her husband and their two sons. When not writing romance, she reads it. Lots of it. Over and over and over again, preferably with a bag of M&Ms in hand.

She is represented by literary agent, Jessica Alvarez of Bookends LLC

Fun Facts about Lynne:

1.         She has no sense of direction and could get lost on her way from the kitchen to the bathroom.
2.         She grew up in Miami and is a huge Hurricanes fan. (The football team, not the natural disaster.)
3.         Speaking of natural disasters…she lived through Hurricane Andrew, though her car and much of her house did not. To this day she is scared of storms and windy days.
4.         Lynne eats a lot of sushi and considers herself a bit of a connoisseur. She and her husband considered writing a sushi guide at one time.

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Lynne Silver said...

Thanks for hosting me, Roxanne!

Unknown said...

Thanks for the introduction and chance to win! Love the "nerd pack" idea and the book looks cute!

Jennifer S said...

Thanks for the chance to win