Laura Ashton

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Having my book published is a dream come true. My first book, Jasmine's Urban Cowboys is the first of a series entitled Sensual Awakenings. I write about mnages because, although I've not been fortunate to participate in one (one can dream, can't they?), nothing seems sexier or stimulates my imagination more than my heroine enjoying two or more hunky partners of the opposite sex. Grrrrrrrrr!

I spend winters in Sin City and summers in Northern Arizona. Don't be surprised if I use those places as settings for my upcoming books. I lived near Dallas a few years ago, so that's why I used it as the setting for my Sensual Awakening series.

Q: Why don't we start with you telling us a little about yourself?

A: My age is one of those things you need a government clearance to know. Right now, I live in Las Vegas, but where I'd really like to live would be Santa Barbara. If I ever got to where I could live off my writing, I'd consider living there. Let's see, what else. I'm married to my second husband. Actually, hubby helped me quite a bit on the first book, but not the second. Had me a Jasmine type of divorce with husband number bye bye.


Q: When did you first know you wanted to be a writer?

A: I've known for a while. I used to write reviews and blogs. Then I decided to try fiction. Jasmine's Urban Cowboys was the first book I submitted to Menage Amour.


Q: Do you consider yourself a story teller or a story builder?

A: I suppose, if you mean building a story like building with blocks, I'm a story builder. My stories are kind of like walking a dog on a loose leash. I start her off and then I follow where she wants to go.


Q: Can you tell me about your writing routine? Do you write every day?

A: On work days I rise early and write for two or three hours before going to work. If I have time, I write for an hour or two after getting home. Unless I have something planned, I spend all weekends writing.


Q: Do you feel like you have an interesting perspective in the writing of a love scene?

A: Somewhat. I try to vary the scenes, both in the setting and method used. I also strive to be spontaneous and not sound like an instruction manual.


Q: Do you have any hobbies or interests beyond writing?

A: I like to do artsy things. I just finished a book trailer on Jasmine's Cowboys. I also like fooling with interior design, which may be why I made Jasmine an interior designer.


Q: Do you feel that part of yourself comes out onto the pages when you write?

A: Absolutely, I think every author does this. It's what they call, our voice.


Q: Is there any news or books coming soon or upcoming release you would like to share?

A: After Jasmine's Urban Cowboys, another Sensual Awakening book, Sharing Brenda, is in pre-publication. A third Sensual Awakening book, Vickie's Secret, is in the works and should be a dandy.


Q: Where would you like to visit sometime during your life?

A: Having spent my whole life west of the Mississippi, so far, I'd kind of like to travel back East. New York City and Washington D.C. I'd also love to see Paris. France, not Texas. LOL.

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