Monday, 16 August 2010

My Guest: Eve Langlais

Joining me today is another fellow Champagne Books author, Eve Langlais.  We're doing a simultaneous exchange interview, so you can catch her interview me over at her blogsite.

Let's meet Eve. 

LR: Tell us a little about yourself and did you always know you wanted to be a writer?
EL: I’m a Canadian mom of three married for almost eleven years. I am a dedicated home body who loves to watch movies, play video games and hang out with my family. While real life got in the way for a while, I always wanted to be a writer and count myself lucky that I managed to make my dream come true. 

LR: I noticed that you have a few books published already, in quick succession too.  Tell us a little bit about them.
EL: LOL, where to start. The very first book I ever wrote and which received a publishing contract was Take A Chance, a sort of modern day fairytale where a librarian must save a cursed wizard. If you like a full length romance with magic, adventure and a sweet HEA then this is a must have. Oddly enough, the first book I ever had published was actually my second written work titled The Hunter. A single mom is hiding with her twins from her abusive ex and can’t help falling for her superhot neighbor. But Hunter is more than he seems, and when a dragon shapeshifter kidnaps one of her kids, only he has the skills needed to rescue him.

Swinging from fantasy over to science fiction we have Alien Mate 1 & 2. In the first, a hunky blue alien arrives in all his naked glory to tell an earthling she has been chosen to be his mate, but Diana isn’t about to give in to his demands (or her lust) that easily. In Alien Mate 2, a new blue hottie arrives on Earth to fetch his chosen mate, the only problem is the earthling he wants isn’t the one that was chosen for him. These spicy novellas are sure to titillate those who believe like I do, that there is life out there.

I’ve also got a naughty tryst out titled My Secretary, My Mistress where a secretary being ignored by her boss after a one night stand, decides to make him pay with pleasurable results. Delving into BDSM this hot little tale is not for the faint of heart.

And finally me newest story, Lucifer’s Daughter is out with Liquid Silver. It’s not easy being the daughter of the most infamous demon in the world, especially when it makes you a constant target for assignation attempts. Prepare to have your view of Heaven and Hell redefined in this erotically charged story.

LR: Wow, some pretty hot stuff!  So, what inspires you?
EL: Don’t laugh, but 80’s music and sour cream & onion chips really get my creative juices flowing.

LR: (Laughs anyway) Okay, back to the questions... What’s your typical writing day compared to your dream writing day?
EL: Typical writing day is Monday to Friday, mostly for a few hours in the morning. I try to get about 2k words done daily, but am really happiest if I can achieve over 3k.

LR: You mention you have three kids, happily married, living a relatively normal everyday life.  A few of your books are a little, ahem, “pull your collar, fan your face” hot… Ever have people who knew you for ages rendered speechless?
EL: *Ducking my head and blushing* I have a hard time actually talking about the naughtier bits and end up giggling nonstop. I love reading and writing it, but still can’t talk about it coherently lol.

LR: You know what, I know the feeling.  Any favourite writers that have influenced you?
EL: I love romance works by authors like Kresley Cole and Sherrilyn Kenyon with the strong alpha types. I honestly don’t know though if they’ve influenced me or not. I do know I’d like to be able to write stories like them that totally suck a person in, but the only people who would know if I’ve achieved that are my readers and I am way too shy to ask them lol.

LR: What are you currently reading?
EL: I am really into Kaitlyn O’Connor lately. I absolutely loved her Cyborg series and am looking to forward to reading some more of her work.

LR: The creative process is complete, the book/s are published, but now comes the hard part of marketing yourself.  How has the marketing process changed you and what have you learned from it that you’d like to share with up-and-coming new authors?
EL: I hate marketing. It takes away from my writing time. I never realized the hardest part of writing would be getting my name out there and enticing people to check me and my books out. As for new authors, don’t get discouraged. Name branding takes time and patience, but eventually ( I hope) it works out.

LR: I agree with you on the marketing side.  Trying to stay the flavour of the month is definitely the hardest part! Where can we find you on the web and purchase your books?
EL: The best place for to find out more about me, see a full listing of my books including excerpts and purchase links is my website:

LR: Is there anything else you'd like to add?
EL: A big thank you to T.K. for interviewing me, and an even bigger thanks to those who took the time to read it.

You're very welcome Eve.  I wish you all the best with your books and thanks to those who have stopped by to meet her.


  1. Thanks TK for the interview. It's been fun getting to know each other.

  2. Yes it has, and you're very welcome!