We're excited to share with you the second book in Layla Lochran's Tell All Secrets series, BATTLE BORN FOR YOU! This second chance romance and continuation of Alexander and Liliana's story is available in eBook, Paperback, and Audiobook formats, grab your copy on Amazon today!
1: How did you get started in writing?
I’ve always had a pencil and paper ready to go, no matter where I’d be. I remember sitting in the grass at the playground in 2nd grade writing about a furry three-eyed purple monster and his calico cat. I had quite the imagination back then, still do I suppose. Creative writing classes were, and still are my jam!
2: Are you a pantser or a plotter type of writer?
Pantser all the way. For those that do not know, a pantser is a ‘fly by the seat of your pants’ style of writing, as to a ‘plotter’ is just that, a writer who knows a good premise of the storyline throughout the book. I may have a vague sense where a character is wanting to take their story, however, most times I expect the story to go one way, and wouldn’t you know it, the character has other plans.
PS- Shark is really good at doing this to me as I write his book! I never know where the characters are going until they tell me. It’s more fun that way. 😊
3: How did you come up with the characters Liliana and Alexander?
Lili and Alexander are two souls with dark pasts. Not many authors to my knowledge write this type of romance. My goal with creating Lili and Zander is to connect with the reader, tell them it’s okay to talk about your darkness, let others in so that you do not have to bear this burden alone. There are others going through similar situations, and help is out there. These two characters have stuck with me for quite a few years, only now I can hear them clear enough to tell their stories, tell all their secrets.
4: Will Sly Van and/or Zane’s band get their own spin-off series?
Good question, and a popular one at that. I can tell you to check back mid-summer 2023. Zane has a few words he’d like to toss off. He’s mad at me, I know he is. I’m hiding from him *don’t tell him I said that*. Then again, you might get a little sneak peek of Zane and the Seasons of Sirens band in book 3. Shhh. That’s all I can tell you. Spoilers.
5: Will we see Lili and Zander mentioned in future books?
Yes! These characters are all chit-chatting about who might be next to spill their secrets, and most, if not all are connected in the storyline. At the end of Battle Born for You I give a teaser to book 3, Shark’s story. His book has scenes with Lili and Zander, and a few newcomers, too. 😉 Set to release 3/13/2023.
6: Do you have anything else coming down the pipeline in 2023/2024 you can tell your readers about?
Other than working on getting books 3, 4, and 5 in the Tell All Secrets series out by the end of 2023, I have two words for you: Supernatural beings. Does this strike your fancy? Yes? Stay tuned for a paranormal romance series with hints of ancient Pompeii scenes, coming your way late 2023.
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