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Title: Breaking in Waves Series
Author: Laila Blake
Genre: Erotic Romance / Literary Erotica
Release date: Book 1 July 17, 2014
Book 2 July 17, 2014
Book 3 January 6, 2015
Blurb: Breaking in Waves is an erotic trilogy comprising Driftwood Deeds, Trading Tides
and Saltwater Skin.
It follows the relationship of hermit screenwriter Paul Archer and young media journalist Iris,
who comes to interview him in his seaside home. While Iris has long been curious about
Dominance and submission, she has never had a taste. So when Paul offers to give her
one, she jumps at the chance for an adventure.
Of course nothing is ever that easy and when feelings start to develop between them, they have
try and make to work across the distance and an age gap, try to fit their disparate puzzle pieces together somehow.
Breaking in Waves may never be a story everybody loves. It wasn’t conceived that way,and
that’s not its goal. It’s erotic fiction with a literary bent, with a whiff of rebellion against
the expected and the profitable. It’s a story that searches for those qualities in its readers,
too, a story that wants to latch onto someone who is also searching, longing for something
just a little bit different. And just maybe it’s been searching for you.
Interview with the author
Please tell us about your latest or upcoming release. What is this gem about?
I just released Saltwater Skin, the last installment of the Breaking in Waves trilogy. It brings to a close the love story of Iris – a young media journalist, and Paul – a hermit screenwriter, who have found themselves attracted to each other and then try to figure out how to bridge an age gap, expectations and distance to be together and make each other happy.
How often does your muse distract you from day to day minutiae?
Honestly, I think day to day minutiae are tend to intrude on my writing more than the other way around. It’s all about a schedule, I think. About making time and – for me, especially – to accept there is only so much I can do in any given day and not drive myself crazy ;).
What do readers have to look forward to in the future from you?
Oh, so much. At our little publishing house Lilt Literary, we’ve just set up a publishing schedule for this year. There will be a new erotica series centered around a secret society, the last installment of the zombie drama After Life Lessons, which I am co-writing with L.C. Spoering, a new urban fantasy series by the both of us which is based on the world I started in the Lakeside Series and so much more. It’ll be an exciting year!
Writer’s block—real or hype?
It depends on the definition. I definitely think there are things that can block you – for me, that’s expecially not know knowing how to go with a scene or plot, or doubting myself etc. – and then it’s my job to figure out what it is and get over it. Writer’s Block as a force of nature that plagues writers: hype :).
Do you prefer to extensively plot your stories, or do you write them as they come to you
I tend to plot. It depends on each story, how much. My Breaking in Waves series is slightly plotted – as in I had an outline of where to go. My fantasy series is plotted in much more detail.
Last year, I went through a lot of changes in my life and I realized how little I like multi-tasking, how easily I get overwhelmed. I took some steps to implement this in my real life – and for writing it meant that I realized how much easier and more enjoyable writing is for me when I don’t have to make up plot AND word it at the same time.
Do you have a favorite genre? Is it the same genre you prefer to write?
It changes. I don’t really have a favorite genre – mostly I love it when authors bridge that gap and write something surprising and transformative. Like Margaret Atwood or Philip K. Dick, like Murakami or even Gillian Flynn with Gone Girl. I like to read books that surprise me, make me think, that are beautiful in style and wording, and I suppose that is also what I try to do in my own fiction, although I still have a lot to learn.
Thank you so much for having me. This was fun!
Title: Driftwood Deeds (Book 1)
Release date: July 17, 2014
Blurb: When journalist Iris Ellis visits a sleepy seaside town to interview recluse screenwriter
Paul Archer, he offers her insights into never acted upon fantasies of dominance and submission. Too curious to deny herself a taste of them, Iris gives herself up to Paul’s gentle guidance, but when she realizes that a taste can never be enough, she must find the courage to ask for what she needs or risk losing it all.
Called a “gem for fans of BDSM romance and the perfect starting point for readers new to
the genre” by RT Book Reviews, Driftwood Deeds is a novella of sexual awakening as well
as consent and communication in bdsm.
Title: Trading Tides (Book 2)
Release date: July 17, 2014
Blurb: Love, they say, is magnified by absence.After the dream-like quality of Iris’ visit at Paul’s sea-side home, she is back in the routine and drudgery of her city life. Struggling to put a label on what they have together, they phone and write letters, trying to sustain the flame, until they can make time to be in each other’s arms again. But once they are, how do you pull back into proportions a love so magnified it burns?
Contains adult themes and bdsm.
Title: Saltwater Skin (Book 3)
Release date: January 6, 2015
Blurb: In this last installment in the Breaking in Waves series, Paul takes the helm and tells the story of how he and Iris move in together. Two decades of a bachelor’s lifestyle are not easy to merge into a life together, and Paul goes on a journey of embracing Iris in his seaside world. Without holding back and without fear.
Saltwater Skin is a 37.000 words erotic novella, covering adult themes and bdsm. It is
the third installment in the Breaking in Waves trilogy.
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January 27 – Review – Erzabet
January 27 – Guest Blog – Pub Slush
January 28 – Promo – Paranormal Book Club ( PBC)
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January 30- Promo – Bookcrastinators
February 2 – Promo – Desire Me Only
February 3 – Guest Blog, Promo – Vampires, Werewolves, & Fairies, Oh My
February 4 – Interview & Promo – Harlie Williams, Writer
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February 9 – Promo – Erotic Notions
February 10 – Promo – IndieWritersReview
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February 12 – Promo – Books Are Magic
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February 16 – Promo – Penny’s Tales
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February 18 – Guest Blog & Promo – Bookin’ It Reviews
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March 2 – Promo – Must Read Faster
March 3 – Interview & Promo – Raine Delight’s World
March 4 – Promo – Deal Sharing Aunt
March 13 – Promo – Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
March 20 – Promo & Review – Harlie’s Books
About the Author
Laila Blake (lailablake.com) is an author, linguist and translator. She writes character-driven
love stories, co-hosts the podcast Lilt and blogs about writing, feminism and society.Her
work has been featured in numerous anthologies. Keeping a balance between her different interests, Laila Blake’s body of work encompasses literary erotica, romance, and various fields in speculative fiction (dystopian/post-apocalypse, fantasy, paranormal romance and urban fantasy) and she adores finding ways to mix and match.A self-proclaimed nerd, she lives in Cologne/Germany with her cat Nookie, harbors a deep fondness for obscure folk singers and plays the guitar. She loves photography, science documentaries and classic literature, as well as Doctor Who, Game of Thrones and The Big Bang Theory.You can find her across the web. To stay up to date with her most recent publications, please consider signing up for her spam-free newsletter.