We had her here to talk about her bad boy rockers with True #1 and we were lucky enough to have her back for the release of True#2! Welcome back Liora Blake! Thank you so much!
Lexi: New books and new experiences. Last time we chatted you talked about how you are a solitary writer and collaborating with an expert guide was new and fun. What has been the biggest change with True Devotion?
Wow. I think the biggest change has been the added pressure of hoping those folks who liked TRUE NORTH find this book just as enjoyable. Giving readers a story they can fall in love with is tremendously important to me, so I'm crossing my fingers that Simon and Devon will measure up!
Lexi: What hasn’t changed is your ability to write bad boy rockers who are truly good guys deep down. Simon has rocker confidence and a sweet spot for Devon but he has to work for her. Did you enjoy torturing Simon a bit by not letting Devon fall into his lap?
Maybe…just a teeny bit. ☺
Honestly, it felt appropriate that Devon wouldn't let herself get swept up in all of Simon's charisma. After all, she's watched him use his flirty charms on other less determined women for a few years, so she knows his game. Having Devon see Simon as more than just a hot mess of tattoos and one-liners was key to her letting down all those sturdy walls she's built over the years. Once she does, it's easy for her to recognize all of Simon's good guy traits.
Lexi: We all love when characters have challenges but we also crave that happy ending. When you started writing True Devotion did you know how Simon and Devon would end up or did it surprise you?
A happily ever after is a must for me as a writer, but the path these two took to get there was a little bumpier than expected. Devon pushed back in a million different ways and made more than a few brash choices, but in the end, I think those missteps made their HEA even sweeter.
Lexi: You could surprise us and let us know how many books are planned for your True series. We promise to impatiently wait!
The last book in the TRUE series will release later this year. TRUE DIVIDE, which is Lacey's story, is set for release in October. I kind of fell hard for these two…Lacey and Jake are sweet and sexy, with a side of second-chances that adds to their intensity.
Lexi: Thanks for stopping by again, Liora! We love having you and being able to talk about your rockers! Congrats on the release of True Devotion! Thank you!