Welcome to this week’s Friday Author Spotlight! Today we have TK Lawyer visiting us with book three in The Guardian League series, Apollo. And stay tuned, because she was kind enough to participate in an interview so we can get to know her better.
Welcome to TK Lawyer’s world-
TK Lawyer has always had an interest in the strange and unusual and she’s a romantic at heart.
She writes passion-filled paranormal romance with Angels and Wolf Shifters- weaving tales of alpha males willing to do anything for the one feisty, curvaceous, strong-willed woman who has won their heart. Her alpha males will go to any length to please their mate, in and out of the bed.
She invites you to enter her world and be entertained. After all, she writes for you.
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About the Book
From her birth, Apollo watched Lauren mature, witnessing all her milestones with a strong sense of pride. Advising, protecting and whispering loving words to her, Lauren is strong and perfect.
Unfortunately, she doesn’t want to live.
A drastic decision one day sets Lauren face to face with her own Guardian Angel- a being she never knew existed. However, he won’t leave her alone. He is relentless, encouraging her to better her life when he doesn’t understand what it takes to survive on Earth. Despite this “flaw,” she is drawn to him in ways she can’t explain and Apollo soon becomes as necessary as the air she breathes. He asks for only one thing- to be his, forever.
Will she allow Apollo to love and care for her when many have failed?
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Keep reading for an interview with the author:
What genres do you write?
Paranormal and Contemporary Romance with sexy, protective Angels and hot wolf-shifters.
How often do you write?
Whenever I get a chance and am in the mood. I work a day job so it’s very hard to write at night and my weekends are usually pretty full. I try to write when a scene strikes me or I have a bit of time but I also have to be in the mood to do so in order to write at my best.
If you could be one of your characters for a day, who would it be and why?
Tatiana. I think Jasper is amazing and how they met is even more incredibly so. I would love to have an Angel fall in love with me and pursue me like Jasper did Tatiana. Can you imagine how great it would be to have a protective, loving, loyal Angel want you? Wow.
What is the oddest thing you’ve ever researched for one of your books?
How much a lap dance typically costs. I had to do this bit of research for Apollo’s book because Lauren is a dancer at a “Gentleman’s club.” I worried that searching for this information online would cause all kinds of viruses to pop up but, fortunately, that didn’t happen.
When did you first consider yourself an author?
Well…I never thought about writing as a career. I always considered it a hobby. So, when a friend mentioned I should write, I laughed at the idea and blew it off. It’s kind of crazy that I’m actually doing what she thought I should be.
What are your goals as an author?
In five years, I hope to be better known and have a wider reader audience. I absolutely love my fans and this year, I decided to do something different and actually go out to meet my fans at book fairs (I have signed up for 2 this year, so far). As with any author, I want to be a bestselling author but mostly, I want to be a best-loved author. I want my readers to really love my work and the characters that I write about. I’d like them to be immersed in my books to the point they don’t want their stories to end. When a fan picks up my book, again and again, to read, that is the greatest compliment for me.
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received as an author?
One of my biggest fans mentioned to me a while back that she never read Paranormal Romance and didn’t know what it was. She happened to pick up my book one day and fell in love with the story. She credits for me liking the genre. She has since read all of my books and is enthusiastic about my future books.
Have you ever had a particularly harsh critique?
Yes. I received a 2-star review and couldn’t believe it. I was very new at the time and I had to step back because I tend to take things personally, especially when it concerns my hard work. For every book I write, the process is a long, emotional endeavor for me. I try to polish each of my books up so they entertain and immerse readers in my created world but this one particular reviewer was pretty harsh when reviewing my book and it was unfair and uncalled for. However, after receiving advice from several authors who underwent similar experiences, I let it go because I have so many more readers who love my work and those are the ones I need to concentrate on.
What do you enjoy doing aside from writing?
I really enjoy spending time with my husband. He is one of my best friends. We could be doing something as simple as watching TV together to running around completing errands. Whatever we do, it doesn’t matter because I enjoy his company. Besides spending time with my hubby, I love spending time with my friends, trying new restaurants, traveling when I can and spending time with my dog.
What made you decide to self-publish?
I am traditionally published; however, one of my books, Angels and Diamonds, is self-published. I found most publishers don’t want to publish a book of short stories, at least not from the same author. I had written the book of seven short stories and I knew it had to get out there. I also wanted the book to be available in Paperback as well as in e-book format so I made the decision to self-publish this one book so it could be available to my readers. It came at a great time as I was in between publishers and my books were delayed as a result of switching publishers. I was able to self-publish Angels and Diamonds in the interim and give my readers another book to entertain them.
Are you a pantser or outliner?
Pantser, always. I could try an outline but, believe me, with my books, it wouldn’t work (wide smile). My characters tend to take on a life of their own and in the middle of a scene, where I have down-pat what I want each character to do, I find the story curves in a different direction than what I intended. It most always happens and it’s hilarious but it actually works out, in the end, to make for a better story.
How do you come up with the titles for your books? Do you find it difficult?
Actually, I’m pretty good at coming up with titles. They just come to me, somehow. My husband finds it amusing how I can come up with creative names for my characters- some of which are books titles. I like to kid with him that these characters are alive and I’m just writing their stories. However, wouldn’t that be great?
Do you write about real life experiences, or does everything come from your imagination?
There’s a little bit of me and my experiences in every one of my books. Even in Angels and Diamonds, I sprinkled some of my experiences into a few of the stories. I think it’s best to write from experiences you’ve had. It makes the stories more vivid and real to the reader.
Have you ever gotten an idea for a story from something really bizarre?
In the story, ‘The Gift,’ from the book Angels and Diamonds, the scene in the beginning where the horses rise from concrete and become alive, was actually from a dream I had a while back. The dream was vivid and exciting and seeing the horses come alive in front of me was scary. When I woke up, I immediately considered creating a story around this scenes and that’s how ‘The Gift’ was born.
What are you working on now?
I am currently writing Orion’s book- the fifth and final Guardian Angel in the Guardian League Series.