Writer with Sizzle Interview: Lynne Roberts

Please welcome erotic romance author Lynne Roberts! Lynne would like to give away an e-book copy of her latest release HOOKING UP to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave your email address in the comments section so she can reach you. (Winner announced on Wednesday!)

About Lynne:

Lynne Roberts wrote her first story out of frustration at the age of 11 because Gone with the Wind just couldn’t end with Rhett and Scarlett not together.

She’s a hopeless romantic and a sucker for a happily ever after.

She’s been writing professionally since 2005 and, after reading some very talented authors, attempted her first erotic romance in 2009.

A hopeless coffee-addict, when she’s not writing, editing or on Twitter—which isn’t often—you can find her with her fiancé, in the garden, reading or with her five children. Sometimes all of the above.

Lynne currently lives in sunny California. You can learn more about her on her website and blog. She’d love to hear from you.



Lia: Great to have you here, Lynne! Tell us about your latest release.

Lynne: Hooking Up takes place entirely in a bar. It started as a single scene and evolved into one of my favorite stories ever!

Trisha is tired of tame, tired of predictable. After years playing the supporting role, she longs for a night of unrestrained sensuality—even if that means stepping out of her comfort zone and into the arms of a stranger.


One corner of the blond’s mouth turned up as his gaze roamed her body. He was checking her out.

She smiled. Let him. Two could play at that game.

She imagined licking those full lips, dipping her tongue into his mouth. Would he taste sweet?

Tangy? He’d taste strange, different. She needed something different.

In her mind’s eye, she watched her hands sliding under his shirt to explore the smooth muscles of his chest, seeking down the sculpted abdomen to his cock. It would feel heavy and hot. Oh, God, how she missed the weight of an erect shaft in her hand, the texture of the satiny skin, the musky smell of man at his most primal. She missed the salty taste in her mouth and the feminine power of bringing a strong man to his knees as he orgasmed.

Lia: Wow! Definitely sizzling. What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Lynne: Hearing from people who have enjoyed my books. As a writer, you lose a little perspective after you’ve gone over each word and comma a hundred times. ; ) It’s wonderful to know readers enjoy your work!

Lia: So true! Have you ever cried or laughed out loud while writing a scene?

Lynne: Yes!!! I’m editing a book now I last worked on about a year ago. I still cried! I firmly believe if you don’t cry, laugh, root for the HEA, your readers won’t either.

Lia: I think you’re absolutely right. Which scene in your book do you think will leave the reading squirming in their seat?

Lynne: The love scene in the bathroom. At least it leaves me squirming. : )

Lia: What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Lynne: I write it straight through without stopping and then go back and edit.

Lia: Is there anything special you do to get in the mood before writing a scene?

Lynne: Depends on the scene. Sometimes I’ll listen to specific music that either inspired the scene or reminds me of the characters. Other times I’ll close my eyes and picture every detail in my head until it flows onto the page.

Lia: Do you have a favorite writer you’ve read over and over?

Lynne: I read CS Lewis and Tolkien every 5 years or so. I love everything Ilona Andrews or Patricia Briggs writes. I know, they’re all fantasy. *sigh* I blame that on the fact I’m working on a fantasy at the moment. I’m reading Cari Quinn now. Every time I read one of her books, I sit back in amazement. She makes it look so easy! Nalini Singh, Larissa Ione, Kresley Cole are a few of my favorite romance authors.

Lia: All wonderful authors! Have you ever lived out any of your scenes?

Lynne: No. ; ) My characters are quite a bit more adventurous than I am.

Lia: Sigh. Mine are too. LOL. Where do you get your inspiration?

Lynne: Walmart. No, kidding. Everywhere. I never know when it will strike. Writers should keep a pad and pen with them at all times.

Lia: Do you have any advice for the budding erotic romance writer?

Lynne: Read! It sounds simple, but it’s so important. The second thing I’d tell them is to finish the story. A bad story can be edited. A blank page can’t. Oh, I guess I’m full of advice today. Because I also think you should push your comfort zone just a little.

Lia: Great advice. Where is the wildest place your characters have had sex?

Lynne: My characters only have sex in wild places! I think the first time I wrote about sex in a bed was in Creative License and that came out early this year. Let’s see. A barn, stairwell, bathroom…take your pick. ; )

Lia: Love it! Have your characters ever been caught having sex in public? How did that go?

Lynne: As you can see by the previous question, they’ve all had sex in public, but they haven’t been caught. Come to think of it, that might be interesting.

Lia: Has anything in your real life ever inspired a scene for your book?

Lynne: Yes, but all mild things. My sisters had taken me out to dinner for my birthday a few years ago. Glenn’s first scene in Hooking Up was inspired by a man sitting at a bar staring into his drink as though it contained the answers to the world’s problems. Or at least his.

Lia: Thanks for a being a Writer with Sizzle, Lynne!

Where you can find Lynne’s books:


Writer with Sizzle: Lynne Roberts

Please welcome back Lynne Roberts! She’s celebrating the recent release of her sizzling book, After Hours, and is giving away a free eBook copy to one lucky winner. Feel free to ask questions and leave an email if you want to be contacted directly. Check back Wednesday eve!!

Lia: What is your favorite thing about being a romance writer?

Lynne: There are many things I love about writing. Finding that perfect order of words that says just what you mean, hearing that someone else loved your book, but my favorite part of being a romance writer is falling in love with my characters and their love story. That first moment of discovery…. heaven.

Lia: Oh, that is the best part, isn’t it? I love that. What’s your secret to writing a steamy scene?

Lynne: Inez Kelly actually said something once that made it click for me. Slow everything down. So that’s what I do. I let the scene play out in slow motion in my head and then I focus on all the senses: touch, sight, smell, taste, sound. I’m still learning and at times I have to go back and focus on one sense or another or position my characters a little differently, but it all comes together.

Lia: That’s excellent advice. Speaking of steamy scenes, what’s your favorite sexual position to write about?

Lynne: It must be standing up. LOL. Against the wall, against a desk…I will have you all know that I have finally written a sex scene in a bed. Yay! That story doesn’t have a home yet, but I’ll keep you updated.

Lia: Nothing wrong with a little mattress action. 🙂 Has anything in your real life ever inspired a scene for your book?

Lynne: Yes. A single incident inspired After Hours. I was taking my teen daughter to school and waiting at a red light when across the road walks this man. He had wide shoulders, narrow hips, obviously muscular, but what caught my attention was the way he moved. I swear there was something supernatural about the way his hips moved. I watched him walk all the way… to the high school. Yes. He was a student! All I can say is they didn’t make boys like that when I was in high school. Here is an excerpt from After Hours:

Some men simply walk across a room, but not David.

Elle Simpson watched from her office as the new intern, his hips moving in a predatory roll, strolled to the copier and stood with his back toward her. No, not David.

She felt the color rise in her cheeks as her gaze traced his body, from the dark hair just curling at the nape of his neck, past wide shoulders, to the dangerous-looking narrow hips and an ass made for grabbing. Her body warmed and her inner thighs began to tingle.

Lia: Wait! Don’t stop! Now, that was a tease. Love “predatory roll”. Wow, what a visual. Where can readers find your books?

Lynne: My books are available at the Wilder Rose Press or Fictionwise. http://www.thewildrosepress.com/wilderroses/

Lia: Well, this interview didn’t last long enough for me. 🙂 Always a pleasure to have you, Lynne!!

Lynne: Thank you for having me, Lia!

Writer with Sizzle: Lynne Roberts

Please welcome Lynne Roberts! Lynne is giving away a free eBook copy of her sizzling book, First Date,  to one lucky commenter so be sure to give her some love.

Lia: What physical aspect does your heroine love most about your hero? Details, please!

Lynne: Oh, this is so tame but Jill would absolutely say she loves Bret’s slow, sexy smile. The rest of the package isn’t half bad though.

Lia: There is nothing sexier than a slow, sexy smile. What is the hottest scene you ever wrote?

Lynne: The hottest scene I’ve ever written is in the as of yet unnamed story of Caleb and Lily. I really can’t say much about it right now except it involves chocolate body paint, a shower head and a lot of steam.

Lia: Ooh, looking forward to that one! Where is the wildest place your characters have had sexual relations?

Lynne: A barn, stairway, public bathroom and a pond in the middle of the forest… You know, until my current work in progress, my characters haven’t had sex in a bed, or in a house for that matter. LOL. The wildest? Apart from the middle of the forest? ; ) I’d have to say the stairway.

Here’s an excerpt from First Date:

A brief flare of sanity intruded in her lust-clouded brain. Even with the storm, the barn wasn’t isolated. A maintenance man regularly checked on the place, or another realtor might even show the property.

Jill pulled away then almost lost her train of thought when Bret slid his finger under the white lace, stroking the rise of her breast above her nipple.

A surge of liquid further dampened her panties, and her legs tightened around his thighs.

She gasped. “Someone could come.”

“I sure as hell hope so,” Bret murmured.

Lia: Wow, I’m always amazed at how some writers can fit so much heat in so few words. Hot stuff! Has anything in your real life ever inspired a scene for your book?

Lynne: Sigh, I can’t believe I’m admitting this but here goes.

In my upcoming book, also from The Wilder Rose Press, the heroine is quite taken with the way the hero walks across a room.

Well, one day, I was at a red light and this man walked across the street. The way he moved was like poetry in motion. Yes, I know that’s cliché but it’s also true! He had this predatory roll of the hips that was both sexy and thrilling to watch. And then I realized he was walking to the high school, and no, he definitely wasn’t a teacher.

LOL. I think I actually closed my eyes. I felt like such a dirty old woman but it helped inspire my cougar story, AFTER HOURS.

Lia: Love it! Great story! Where can we find your sizzling books?

Lynne: You can find my books at The Wilder Rose Press http://thewildrosepress.com/

You can find me at http://lynneroberts.net/

Or on Twitter: Lynne_Roberts.

Lia: Excellent. Thanks for being a Writer with Sizzle, Lynne!