Monday, May 7, 2012

Interview and Contest with Laurann Dohner

Laurann Dohner Interview Intro

Hello Book Monsters and Literal Addicts!  Book Monster Reviews and LITERAL ADDICTION are very excited to welcome author Laurann Dohner to our sites today.

Laurann has a great bio on her website that we borrowed and pasted below so you can get to know her better….


About Laurann

     I'm a full time home 'supervisor' which is a nice word for saying I'm a housewife. I'm happily married, I met my dream guy 21 years ago, and we have 4 children. I live in Southern California and I can't function without iced coffee. I believe in romance, I've always been a daydreamer, and I'm a HUGE fan of books - always have been.

     No, I didn't know that I always wanted to write. I inhaled books as a child. I read entire series (Pippi Longstocking, Nancy Drew and The Hardy Boys, Trixie Beldon, The Borrowers, etc) in a matter of days. By the time I turned nine years old I had an adult library card where I visited often. I moved on to John Saul, Stephen King, Richard Laymon, Agatha Christie, and then found romance. I got hooked. I wrote poetry in my teens and then moved on to short stories. I started to write my first book after I read a real bomb of one that ticked me off with really horrible characters and a plot that was shabby at best. I thought...I could do better

     I wrote my first book which will probably never see the light of day in the early 90's. I wrote a series of  books from it. I'm a series fan! I kept writing for fun, wrote MANY books and then in 2009 I decided to attempt to get published. I wrote my first Sci Fi romance and Ral's Woman came to be. I submitted it and with a little tweaking, Ellorascave sent me an acceptance letter. It was kind of a 'Cinderella' experience for me. It's been a terrific ride so far and I'm really happy. It's a dream come true.


Laurann is the creator of some amazing paranormal, fantasy/sci fi and erotic romance series; CYBORG SEDUCTION, ZORN WARRIORS, RIDING THE RAINES, MATING HEAT and NEW SPECIES.  In case you are not yet familiar with all the series, we've posted them below, along with the synopses of a few books from each series.





CYBORG SEDUCTION series:

Book 1 - Burning Up Flint
Book 2 - Kissing Steel
Book 3 - Melting Iron
Book 4 - Touching Ice
Book 5 - Stealing Cole
Book 6 - Redeeming Zorus
Book 7 - Taunting Krell



"Burning Up Flint"
CYBORG SEDUCTION, Book 1


         Flint is tall, gorgeous and dangerous. He’s a cyborg—the absolute ultimate alpha male. He takes what he wants and holds what is his. Mira is his now. He takes her aboard his ship and has her branded with his mark. He captured her, owns her, and she will serve his every need.   

       Mira is instantly drawn to Flint, fascinated by his seductive appeal. The sex between them is smoking hot. Until she finds out he is a breeder, contracted to a dozen cyborg women, and she is no more than a possession.

     Mira won’t share her cyborg and she belongs to no one—not even to a man who has captured her heart. She doesn’t know if cyborgs feel…anything. Can Flint love her? Mira is determined to find out, no matter how much trouble she makes for the big guy.

           Reader Advisory: This book contains a sexy, voyeuristic bondage scene in which Flint generously demonstrates his sizzling skills for the benefit of another cyborg



"Taunting Krell"
CYBORG SEDUCTION, Book 7

Krell hates humans. They left him scarred and undesirable to females. He’s lived a lonely existence in his home world because of their brutality. He is angry when he’s ordered to interrogate the captured human but she’s the enemy, a soldier from Earth. He’ll show her the same mercy they showed him. None.

 Cyan didn’t expect to survive her mission against the Marcus Models but she was stunned and elated when she was confronted by cyborgs. The past and present collide when she sees Krell. He is part of a dangerous secret from another life but he is completely irresistible to her.

 Krell is persuaded to keep Cyan in his home while he learns everything about her. He’s certain she can’t be trusted but she uses her body to distract him. He’s determined to keep her at a distance but Cyan is just as determined to get the big, sexy cyborg into her bed.







ZORN WARRIORS series

Book 1 - Ral's Woman
Book 2 - Kidnapping Casey
Book 3- Tempting Rever
Book 4 - Berr's Vow



"Ral's Woman"
ZORN WARRIORS, Book 1

Ariel never knew aliens existed until she finds herself kidnapped and taken from Earth. When the Anzon declare humans useless, she learns her fate--prize for the winner of a brutal fight between large, muscled alien men. 

     Ral is a Zorn warrior. He has also been kidnapped by the Anzon, along with his crew. Forced into slavery, he's got one thing on his mind--freeing his people. That is, until he sees the small human woman he's willing to fight to win. He doesn't just want her body, he wants her heart forever.


     In the hands of a a hot alien, Ariel is about to discover how pleasurable captivity can be.






"Berr's Vow"
ZORN WARRIORS, Book 4

Kidnapped from Earth and transported to planet Zorn to be sold as a sex slave, Shanna is one angry, frightened woman ready to fight anyone who tries to touch her. Raised in foster care, she’s not going to take any crap off some alien men no matter how big, terrifying or muscular they are. Before she can be sold, she’s freed by a huge, sexy Zorn warrior…a warrior with the most beautiful blue eyes she’s ever seen. Shanna demands he take her under his protection when she realizes she’s stuck on Zorn.

        Hyvin Berrr, the leader of Zorn, thinks humans are helpless and weak. Shanna decides to teach the big hunk he’s wrong by knocking him on his backside. He might think she’s playing but she’s trying to teach him a lesson. She’s not sure if she wants to fight her feelings for the sexy alien, though if a woman has to lose a battle, this just might be the one time to concede






MATING HEAT series:

Book 1 - Mate Set
Book 2 - His Purrfect Mate




"Mate Set"
MATING HEAT, Book1

It’s werewolf mating season. All the males are in heat and the driving, sexual lust of their beasts is almost uncontrollable. Mika is human, in an alley, surrounded by four horny werewolves. She knows she’s in deep shit. A tall, handsome werewolf rescues her then demands payment. Hot, sweaty, intimate payment.

           Grady is a half breed whose his human mother abandoned him to his werewolf father, so he knows human women just aren’t safe to fall in love with. The wolf within him wants Mika as his mate, but Grady will not give in. Never. Ever. He’s willing to fight his emotions and his beast, no matter how much sexy Mika tempts him.

       But neither of them expected her Uncle Omar to assign Grady to protect her from other males—24/7, in her home, sleeping just down the hall. Mika decides to make the best of her vacation and keep the hot wolf in her bed. Grady can’t resist the scorching sex, but he is determined to resist the bond.




"His Purrfect Mate"
MATING HEAT, Book 2

Shannon is a quarter puma but can’t shift. She’s just a human with a few extra genes. But she knows how dangerous shifters are and now she’s their prey, captured by a group of werewolves for a deadly hunt. Then she’s rescued by the biggest werewolf of them all. He’s the sexiest male she’s ever seen—jet-black hair, muscular body, piercing dark eyes and a growl that heats her blood.

Anton’s body responds fervently to Shannon and he vows to protect her with his life—only to discover she’s the enemy. As the future alpha of his pack, Anton knows a cat will never be accepted. There’ll be hell to pay. But it’s mating heat, and he’s about to lose all control to that driving sexual need. His wolf wants her, can smell her desire. There’s no way to stop it now—his animal won’t be denied.

 Reader Advisory: This book contains a violent, graphic near-rape scene that is not for the faint of heart.






RIDING THE RAINES series:

Book 1 - Propositioning Mr. Raine
Book 2- Raine on Me


"Propositioning Mr. Raine"
RIDING THE RAINES, Book 1

Trina Mattews lost her husband of sixteen years to a tragic accident. Starting her life over in the small town of Hailey, Texas, at the age of thirty-eight sounded like a good idea but she never counted on the loneliness she’d experience.

Navarro Raine is the hottest man she’s ever seen. He’s tall, with piercing blue eyes and Native American beauty. He fills her nighttime fantasies and makes her wonder about all the things she’s yet to experience in bed. And Navarro has a reputation for being very good in that department…

Discovering he’s about to lose his family ranch, Trina has the perfect solution for both of them. She’s willing to offer Navarro the money to save his ranch if he’ll give her the kind of sex she’s only read about. It might be the craziest thing she’s ever done but after years of vanilla sex, she’s made up her mind—it’s time to taste a few more flavors.



"Raine on Me"
RIDING THE RAINES, Book 2

Brit wants to get on with her life and leave her rough past far behind. Most cowboys who end u in her care are cranky old ex-rodeo stars. But not the new guy. He's a tall, mouthwatering hunk with the hottest body she's ever seen. And she can see it all, since not one inch of that incredible flesh is hidden from her gaze. The blunt, crude man shocks Brit a bit when he flat-out tries to get her into his bed...immediately.

Brit is the sexiest woman River has ever come across. Every time he thinks he's starting to tame her, she tries to bolt from his life. He's a man who always gets what he wants and the more time he spends with the mouthy, stubborn woman, the more convinced he becomes that he can never give her up. Good thing for him he's not above chaining a woman to his bed if that's what it takes to keep her right where he wants her - under him.







NEW SPECIES series:

Book 1 - Fury
Book 2 - Slade
Book 3 - Valliant
Book 4 - Justice
Book 5 - Brawn
Book 6 - Wrath
Book 7 - Tiger




"Fury"
NEW SPECIES, Book 1

Ellie is horrified to discover the pharmaceutical company she works for is doing illegal experiments. Company scientists have spliced human and animal DNA, creating exotic new species. One such “experiment” captures her heart and she’ll do anything to save him—even if he hates her for it.

Fury has never known compassion or love. He’s spent his life in a cell, chained and abused by humans. The one woman he allowed himself to trust betrayed him. Now he’s free and set on vengeance. He vows to end her life but when she’s finally in his grasp, harming her is the last thing he wants to do to the sexy little human.

Fury can’t resist Ellie—the touch of her hands, her mouth on his skin, her body wrapped around his. He’s obsessed with the scent of his woman. And Ellie wants Fury—always has. She craves his big, powerful body and wants to heal his desolate heart.
 But loving Fury is one thing…taming him is another.

Reader Advisory: This story contains the heartrending aftermath of a rape scene involving a captive male. Another scene involves capture and forced touching by a hurt, vengeful Fury. 




"Wrath"
NEW SPECIES, Book 6

Wrath volunteers to live and work outside Homeland where he’ll once again be confined in a small space with other males. He was subjected to horrific abuse and conditioning and forced to view endless sex tapes of human females while chained to Mercile’s perverted machines. Wrath knows he’s too dangerous and emotionally damaged to ever be with a female.

Lauren has just been detained by three big, buff, well-armed men—New Species. One of them really catches her eye. He is tall, sexy, and…her new roommate apparently. She has never met a man this truly spectacular and she decides to taste every inch of his amazing body. Wrath wants to explore that plan too. The sex is incredible and he gives her everything she needs but he’ll only go so far. Something is holding him back.

Lauren has to make him unleash his desire and Wrath has to get past his fear to give them a chance at a future together.



"Tiger"
NEW SPECIES, Book 7

Zandy’s had too much to drink and is in the wrong place at the wrong time. She knows she’s going to die. When her eyes open again, a beautiful man-creature is holding her in his arms. He is just too tempting to resist—her fallen angel. She wraps herself around his body, determined to have him. Reality crashes in when he turns out to be flesh and blood. She’s just molested a New Species.

Tiger’s shock quickly turns to intense passion when the small human female kisses him. She’s trying to get his clothes off and wants to share sex with him but she’s lying across the hood of his Jeep and he’s engaged in a task force operation.

Tiger has made it clear that he will never take a mate. There’s only one small problem—they can’t keep their hands off each other. The taste and feel of her just leaves Tiger wanting more.



WOW!  They all sound amazing don't they?!  And that's not even half of Laurann's books!  Now, let's get to the interview so we can find out more about Laurann and what she has coming up next……

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Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:  Hi Laurann!  Welcome to Book Monster and LITERAL ADDICTION!  We’re very excited to have you with us today!  Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to drop by and spend some time with us!
Laurann:  Thank you so much for inviting me. I’m thrilled to be here.

Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:  We like to start out getting to know our guest authors a little bit better?
Q1):   Can you tell us 3 little known things about yourself that we can't find out easily on the internet, in your bio, etc?
Laurann:  I have a bit of a twisted sense of humor, I hate wearing shoes, and I’m a B rated disaster movie fanatic. I think I’ve seen them all.

 
2)  What was the best thing that happened to you this weekend?

Laurann:  My family came to visit me. I really missed them.


3)  What is one of the strangest experiences you've ever had?

Laurann:  Just one? I got an email recently from a guy who wanted to be a model on one of my book covers so he decided to send me naked pictures along with a bio about his life. I wrote him back telling him how it was a really bad idea to send strangers those kind of pics. I know what you’re probably wondering about now. He was very nice looking but I don’t have control over who goes on my books. LOL!


 

4)  Who has been the biggest inspiration in your life and why?

Laurann:  I would have to say Mr. Laurann. He’s taught me all about true love and how it really exists.


 

5)  If you could list 3 things that never fail to make you smile, what would they be?


Laurann:  My ‘go to’ movie when I need a laugh is Tremors. My kids and Mr. Laurann. Really beautiful scenery.



6)  Do you have a writing routine, i.e certain things you must have with you for the process to begin, etc?

Laurann:  I write with headphones on listening to loud music and have iced coffee within reach.




7)  If you were to write an auto-biography, what do you think it’d be called?

Laurann:  I’d never write one. LOL. I prefer writing fiction because I’d always make sure everyone had a happy ever after. Life can be tough sometimes, it’s not always fair, but books are a terrific way to escape.


8)  If you could have any super power, what would you want it to be and why?

Laurann:  I’d love to be able to fly. I just think it would be really beautiful to soar high in the sky and see as much of the world as I wanted to.


9) What are some of your favorite television shows and movies?

Laurann:  True Blood, Once Upon a Time, Fringe, Rizzoli & Isles, and Leverage. I love action films. Resident Evil. Underworld. Blade. Pretty much anything based off a comic book and of course...disaster films. Huge zombie fan too.


10)  Who are some of your favorite authors, and what are a couple titles in  your TBR pile right now?

Laurann:  There are too many to name, honestly. I love books.


11)  Out of all the books that you’ve written, do you have a favorite amongst them; maybe one that has special sentimental value to you, etc?

Laurann:  It’s an even split between Ral’s Woman and Fury. Ral launched my writing career and Fury was written a long time ago when I honestly didn’t think I’d ever have a book published. To be able to salvage his story, the entire series, has brought back a lot of memories while I updated them that have made me realize how blessed I am.




12)  If you had the chance to spend the day with anyone of your choosing (dead or alive) who would it be and what would you do?


Laurann:  I’d have to say my grandma Van. She died when I was in my teens and I miss her. I would love to be able to just talk to her and tell her how much she meant to me.





Book Monster Reviews/ LITERAL ADDICTION:  O.K, now we'd like to ask some questions relating to the books…

13)  Can you please tell us a little about the NEW SPECIES series and what is coming up next for this series?

Laurann:  New Species were created by a pharmaceutical company to experiment on. They were raised in testing facilities by some cruel people who never showed them compassion. They are genetically enhanced humans with animal DNA. They are free now to experience life on the outside and they all need some much needed love. There are going to be a lot of books about all the characters that have been introduced so far in the series. We’ll find out what happens to them, who they fall for, and what kind of obstacles they will need to overcome.



14)  Can you please tell us more about the CYBORG SEDUCTION series? Do you have anything else planned for this series?


Laurann:  The Cyborg series is set in the future. They were created to be work slaves but fled Earth to find a new home out in the universe. They settled on a planet they named Garden, built a society that is less than perfect, and they realize what is missing when they come into contact with women from Earth. Love. There will be more stories told in this series.



15)  How about your MATING HEAT and RIDING THE RAINES series?  Can you tell us a little about these series and what you have planned for them?

Laurann:  Mating Heat is a werewolf series that follows the Harris family. They are alpha males, sexy, and know how to love. The Riding the Raines series is about the Raine family in Texas who grew up on a horse ranch. They had a rough upbringing and just need the right woman to give them a happy future. There will be more books in both series.



16)  Lastly (but certainly not least), can you please tell us some more about the ZORN WARRIORS series?  How many books in store for this one and what can we look forward to?


Laurann:  Zorn Warriors are an alien race who can really appreciate human women. They are sexy, aggressive, but honorable. I have three books to write in the series about Vhon, Vinlotti, and Coto.



17)  If you could spend the day with one of the characters from any of the books you’ve written, who would you want it to be, why, and what would you want to do?

Laurann:  Tough question!!! I love them all and I’m lucky enough to get to spend a lot of time with them when I write their books. I couldn’t possibly just pick one. I think taking them as a group on a fishing trip on a boat for a day would be pretty fun.


18)  What's next for Laurann Dohner?  What do you have planned in the upcoming months, outside of the series we just spoke about?

Laurann:  I just moved from California to Nevada. We bought a house that I’ve been preparing for my family. I just want them to join me soon and will appreciate seeing them every day when everything is done. I look forward to life resuming to normal.


19)  What have you always wanted to be asked in an interview but have never been asked?  How would you answer that question?

Laurann:  Why do you write about people falling in love? I honestly believe that there’s someone out there for everyone and while you might have to kiss some frogs first...don’t give up on finding happiness.


20)  Is there anything specific you would like to say to your readers while we have you here today?

Laurann:  Thank you from the bottom of my heart for reading the books. I had a dream that seemed so far out of my reach that it compared to lassoing the moon. You made it come true and I appreciate each and every one of you.


Book Monster Reviews/LITERAL ADDICTION:  Laurann, Thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to answer our questions today!  We would love to have you back on BMR/LA again in the future to help you promote your upcoming releases. J

Laurann:  It was a pleasure being a guest. Thank you for having me and I look forward to coming back.


To keep up with Laurann and her upcoming releases, check out her Website or you can follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads.

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12 comments:

LJ Peters said...

I can vouch for each and everyone of Laurann's books that you will get a terrific read. I have read all of them in each series and wait very impatiently for the next new one to come out.

Belinda said...

Laurann is one of my fave authors. her imagination is wonderful and hooks you into going along for the adventure. Oh baby what a wild ride!! Her books are addictive which has you re-reading them many times. She has great ethics and stays true to the original story plots with wonderful surprise twists that peak your interest and are delightful.

Victoria said...

You're new to me. Your work looks really good to me. I think I'd love the new species series. Thank you for the great interview.

vsloboda(at)gmail(dot)com

kandj7299 said...

Laurann's books are great. I have the Zorn Warriors, Mating Series and the New Species series. They are all fabulous and I can't wait for the next books. Thanks for having this giveaway.

kandj7299 at verizon dot net

Amiee Snow said...

I love love love Laurann Dohners books!!! My favourite series is the New Species especially Justice!! He is so hot!! Lol Every one of Lauranns series are brilliant so much that you could read them all again and again without getting bored :) Again JUSTICE!! love him :D Thanks for the great interview!!

amiee.ryan@yahoo.com

andieleah said...

Omg...I so want to read the New Species series!!! I have been eyeballing these books do awhile now...ok I admit I have been eyeballing the covers!!! Those boys are smoking hot...especially Wrath and Tiger!!! Yummilicious!!!!

andieleah78@gmail.com

Gale Nelson said...

ok would someone please tell me they haven't drooled all over their computer right about now? lol These sound hot. The covers are excellent. I would love to win the first one. I haven't read any of these but you can bet I will now. Thanks for the giveaway! Gale

Phyllis M said...

Laurann hooked me on her books when I read the 'blurb' for "Touching Ice". I had to get the first three books before I could read Ice because it was the fourth book in the Cyborb series. Then I had to read the rest of them. From there, I just inhaled every one of her books in all her series. Every single book is an amazing read and I never get tired of them! Thank you so much Laurann for giving us the books we adore!!

Angepants said...

I just finished reading the New Species series and loved it so much. Can't wait to tuck into some more but I'm not sure which series to pick next!

Vanessa N. said...

I just recently have started reading some of your series and I have loved them so far. Your characters have become some of my favorites.

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SdyLion said...

What a great interview and prolific author. I am so glad I got a chance to learn more about your novels. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com

Megan@Riverina Romantics said...

I've heard some great things about Laurann's work! Can't wait to read some of it! She's now on my list!