Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Welcome, Lynn Crain

1: Thank you so much for being here, Lynn. First up is the obligatory question. When did you first begin writing?

 I started writing when I was eleven.

2: What inspired you to write?

At eleven it was church and that poem eventually got sold. Then I was hook and saw inspiration in everything I read. I remember after reading Gone With The Wind and The Flame and the Flower, I wanted to write a great American novel.

3: What do you like the most and least about writing?

The freedom and the freedom. In this business you need to be very, very focus and just the least little thing can pull you off. You have to learn how to balance everything.

4: What do you for fun and relaxation when not writing?

I spend time with family and travel. My youngest is graduating this year and the plan is for me to start traveling more with my husband.

5: Which authors do you like to read?

I think the more appropriate question is who don’t I like to read...LOL! Right now I have Touched By An Alien by Gini Koch on my desk. I have a huge TBR pile and start a new one every couple of days. The pile includes both fiction and non-fiction alike.

6: What’s the one thing you’d most like people to know about you?

I love to write and really get into my characters and if no one bought another book, I’d still write.

7: Tell me about your current novel, where I can find it and your website/blog.

My next novel to release should be Captive Illusions 2: Merrick and Jenna. It got nailed by a virus and Trojan infestation so it was put off from April and should be ready in June. I had to recreate a lot of sections of it. Go to and it should be right there on the front page. You can always find me at as well as my yahoogroup and blogs. Here’s the complete list: ( I blog here on Wednesdays.)

8: Do you have any tips for aspiring authors?

Never give up. While there is no magic formula for any published writer, one of the keys is to always learn, always right and always submit. Hone your skill, become the best writer you can be and believe in yourself.

9: Do you base your characters on real-life people?

I have traits of real people in my characters but I rarely use someone I know in my books. I would say that my characters have more of me in them than anyone else.

10: Where do you get your ideas and what inspired you to write this book?

I get my ideas from everywhere and everything. That is one of my gifts. I can look at a situation or a scenario and come up with one to ten different ideas.

11: What are you currently working on?

I’m working on a couple of things. I have a NYC submission that I’m editing called Where’s My Underwear. It’s about old lovers reuniting and the man is Scottish. It’s been great fun to write. I’m also working on another non-erotic for Devine Destinies about alien abduction and I’m working on a new erotic romance which is under wraps until its contracted.

12. Is there anything else you’d like us to know about you?

I haven’t been around recently because I became a grandmother to twin boys in March. They were born prematurely and spent an additional three weeks in the hospital. I help out when they needed me and just recently told them I had to get back to my own life...LOL! Readers can ask me a question at and I love hearing from you all!

Unedited Excerpt

Captive Illusions Book 2: Merrick and Jenna

By Lynn Crain

“Crying now?”
Her head snapped up. When had he come into the room? “Not really,” she stated quietly, turning her head in the direction of his voice. “Just thinking about things that can never be.”
“What things?” The whisper came from next to her ear.
“Things you wouldn’t understand,” she stated more firmly, convinced that she couldn’t let him know just how he affected her or her body.
“I can understand a lot of things,” Merrick replied.
The touch of his warm tongue on her neck made her jump and her heart race. “What – what are you doing?” she questioned.
“Come now. A hunter like you should know these things.”
She snorted. “You think you know everything, don’t you?”
“What an unladylike noise coming from you. Tsk – tsk. We’ll have to train you better.”
“Train me? You think you can train me?” Jenna shook her head in amused disgust. “And I supposed you’re already trained?” She was amazed at the sound of her voice. It was firm, strong and confident which was so unlike how she really felt.
Merrick’s rich laughter filled the room. “How can anything wild be tamed?” he questioned from somewhere in front of her.
“How indeed,” she answered with more confidence than she felt.
“Maybe you need a lesson about training.”
The touch on her inner thigh was warm and brief. Although, she couldn’t see him she could feel him and he was very close.
“There’s no reason to keep my blindfold on now, is there?”

1 comment:

MuseItUp Publishing said...

Congratulations, Lynn. Love the cover and enjoyed your interview. Here's wishing you continued success.