1000 Likes Celebration Spotlight on L.E. Maguire

Author Interview

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Author: L. E. Maguire
Book: Starting Over & New Beginnings
Series: Hart of Seattle
Publisher: self-published

Q: What inspired you to start writing?
A: I’ve always enjoyed writing. In high school I was the girl who loved to write book reports and dabbled in poetry. So when I lost my job in 2009, I went to school for medical transcription. It was while I was doing that when I also took up a writing class. My final assignment turned out to be the first 500 words of Starting Over.

Q: What is your favorite genre to write? Read?
A: My favorite genre to read is also my favorite to write in: Romance. Contemporary, new adult, erotica, erotic romance, and I’ve been known to read a young adult series now and again.

Q: What will we find on your bookshelves?
A: A lot of romance. LOL The Twilight Saga, The Hunger Games series, Black Dagger Brotherhood series, The Crossfire Series, Club Destiny series, Christina Lauren, Sylvain Reynard, E.L. James, Olivia Cunning, Deborah Harkness, Kylie Scott just to name a few.

Q: What writer/Book speaks to your soul?
A: Stephenie Meyer, the entire Twilight Saga

Q: Why?
A: I could so relate to Bella. In high school, I felt like the girl who never fit in. I also met my husband while in high school, and I have loved all things vampire since I was a little girl.

Q: What was your the inspiration for your book?
A: The idea for my book actually came while I was working on the final assignment for my writing class. I had to write a 500 word essay, which ended up being the first 500 words to my first book. It was while I was writing that essay that the story just started unfolding.

Q: Do you write from your own experiences?
A: Not really.

Q: Do you listen to music for inspiration when writing?
A: Yes.

Q: What type?
A: Classical mostly. I love to listen to music, but the lyrics are distracting while I write so I found classical music does the trick.

Q: Which of your books/characters relates most to you?
A: Ella from my first book. I put a lot of myself in Ella.

Q: What message, if any, would you like readers to get from your book?
A: That you can survive an abusive relationship. You can find love and trust again. And that everybody deserves their happily ever after.

Q: What book do you wish you had written yourself?
A: Twilight

Q: What would you like readers to know about you?
A: I’m really very shy and an introvert.

Q: What do/did you do for a living before writing?
A: I worked in customer service.

Genre specific questions

●Paranormal

Q: What draws you to paranormal?
A: I haven’t read much paranormal and I haven’t written anything in this genre either. But I do love vampires, and I can’t even tell you what the draw is for me. When I was a little girl, my grandmother had a TV in her bedroom that my sister and I often watched. While alone one day, I came across a vampire movie, and ever since then I’ve been hooked.

Q: What paranormal entity would you
become?
A: a vampire

Q: What paranormal abilities do you wish you had?
A: super strength, the ability to live forever

●BDSM

Q: Is BDSM something you are into IRL? How long have you been in the life?
A: No.

●Bad Boys/Girls piercings and Tats

Q:Do you Have any tattoos or piercings?
A: I have four tattoos, but only my ears are pierced.

Q: IRL, do you like a partner with tattoos or piercings?
A: Yes. As a matter of fact, my husband has more tattoos than me.

Q: Have you been with a partner with genital piercings? Or tattoos?
A: No.

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Buy Links
Amazon: HYPERLINK “http://amazon.com/author/lemaguire” \t “_blank” amazon.com/author/lemaguire

Barnes & Noble: HYPERLINK “http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lori-elen-maguire” \t “_blank” http://www.barnesandnoble.com/c/lori-elen-maguire

CreateSpace: Starting Over: HYPERLINK “https://www.createspace.com/4380456” \t “_blank” https://www.createspace.com/4380456

CreateSpace: New Beginnings: HYPERLINK “https://www.createspace.com/4597729” \t “_blank” https://www.createspace.com/4597729

Facebook Author Page:
www.facebook.com/lemaguireauthor

Goodreads:
https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/7106919.L_E_Maguire

Blog
Lemaguireauthor.blogspot.com

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L. E. Maguire is an independent author who is a born and bred Jersey Girl currently living outside of Charlotte, NC. She is married with two daughters and two grandsons.

She is an avid reader with a passion for romance novels. When she’s not reading, you can usually find her writing.

Starting Over (Hart of Seattle, #1) was her first published novel in July of 2013. Her second novel, New Beginnings (Hart of Seattle, #2), is the second and final in the Hart of Seattle series, and was published in December 2013.

She also has a special love for photography, football (sharing an equal love for both the NY Giants and the Seattle Seahawks), and all things vampire.

You can email L.E. Maguire  at LEMaguireauthor@gmail.com.

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