I have a very special guest for you today on Meet the Author. None other than Aimee Laine, paranormal romance author extraordinaire, creator of such heart-touching masterpieces as Little White Lies and Hide & Seek, has agreed to plunk her lovely butt in the hot seat for your reading pleasure. Welcome, lady!
No squirming, now, while you finish this sentence:
If I couldn’t be an author, I’d be a ____________.
A ping pong champion. Okay, not really. I’d be a professional photographer. Oh! Wait, I am! Actually, I LOVE what I do — managing the development of eLearning programs.
Love ping pong! Though I suck at it. And I’ve seen your photography, and it’s awesome! Liking what we do is so important, isn’t it?
It is! HUGELY important.
There are a lot of stereotypes cast in a romance novelist’s direction, like they must sleep in slinky lingerie when most I’ve met are dressed from head to toe in flannel jammies when they hit the sack. Are you a warm and comfy girl? Or an in-the-buff or silk and satin kind of girl?
Are there really? LOL I definitely don’t sleep in slinky lingerie. Don’t even own any! No flannels for me either. That would be like wrapping up fully in blankets without the ability to kick one leg out! Yes, I’m one of ‘those’ people. For me, to be honest, it’s whatever’s most comfortable for the moment. Could be a T-shirt. Could be undies only. Could be nothing.
What!?!? No lingerie? Ah! You’ve shattered my image of you! *snort* Okay, so no slinky stuff, but I know you’re into romance, so let’s uncover your secrets, shall we? ;)
Food is often a good way to create a tension-filled moment in a steamy novel. What’s the most sensual food you’ve ever eaten? Have you ever written about it? Come on, no being shy, now. We have ways of making you talk. *grins*
I have in fact eaten snails! Yup, the eraser-texture-like gooeyness. And yes, I like them! No, I haven’t written about them though. On the other hand, I’ve also eaten chocolate covered strawberries and oh yeah, those ARE in a book. Oh yeah.
Ick. Yeah, me and anything resembling bugs don’t get along so well, but I’d totally hit those strawberries. Yum! Do you have any quirks? Odd little tidbits about you that few people know?
I crack my knuckles incessantly. Bad, nasty little habit, I know!
*cringes* I live with one of those. Ouch! Hey, where are you going? I’m so not done with you yet. Let’s go back farther into your past. What kind of high school personality were you? Band dork? Jock? Loner? Brainiac?
Band dork and PROUD of it! I played the Oboe in concert band, the xylophone in marching band and piano in jazz band! Year-round music for me!
Wow. A multi-talented band dork. Ha! Damn, do I feel lame now, considering I only played clarinet, which has to be the most uncool of all the instruments.
I played the clarinet in middle school, actually! But for some reason, that instrument made my front teeth vibrate! That’s why I switched to Oboe!
Do you have any phobias, like run-screaming-at-the-mere-mention-of-it, fears?
I cover my ears and sing ‘lalalalalalaa’ anytime my son starts talking about his girlfriend and anything they’ve done of a more intimate nature, which includes a simple kiss!
Hehe. Ah, the things I have to look forward to. Good thing mine’s only six.
Be happy and wish she could stay that way!
If you could live your life as an animal, what would it be and why?
Cat. I’d love to be lazy, but I can’t be, so I’d be forced to me in that case!
Oh, good choice. Yes, being lazy all day sounds spiffy. If you were a cat, where would you live? Would you be a country cat or a city cat?
I love urban life but with the opportunity to go to the city or country whenever I want. That’s exactly why I live where I do. 20 minutes to big city, 10 minutes to country, 2 hours to beach, 2 hours to mountains, 2 hours to Grandma and Grandpas! Love it!
Sounds just about perfect. I’m so deep in the boonies it takes me an hour to get to the closest city that has decent shopping.
Yikes! The farthest I’ve lived from civilation is 15 minutes and I thought that was unbearable!
I kinda like it that way, though. :) Now for your entertainment druthers. Best. Movie. Ever. As in, went to the theater ten times to see it.
I can definitely see that as your favorite. Deeply touching, great characters. Good choice. Do you play music when you write?
I do play. I’ve played the piano since I was 5 ish. I own a baby grand in fact. It was my present to myself for getting my MBA. I love piano music, especially like Norah Jones, but I also love listening to Adele, Katie Perry and others like them, with their beautiful voices that touch more than one way of singing.
Hey, that’s my playlist, too! :) Love the piano, but I’m one of those people who can play the notes, but it doesn’t sound like music. Envious!
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Back of the Book
Face the past or look to the future? Both will hurt. One could kill her.
All her life, Lily Crane has supressed her childhood memories, masking the signs of abuse with a variety of looks. From brunette to blonde, tall to short — as a Mimic, changing shape is her gift. Her right. Her achilles heel.
It’s Lily’s latest likeness, chosen simply by accident, which threatens to repeat a history she’s desperate to forget. Worse, she must do so without the one man who takes all her pain away: Cael Aldridge.
Cael has no intention of leaving Lily on her own. He never has. Now, with the woman he loves in the hands of a predator who wants Lily for her genetics, Cael will do everything he can to bring her home.
He can only pray he isn’t too late.
About the author
Aimee is a romantic at heart and a southern transplant with a bit of the accent (but not a whole bunch). She’s married to her high school sweetheart, and with him, she’s produced three native North Carolinians, two of whom share the same DNA.
With an MBA and a degree in Applied Mathematics, there’s absolutely no reason she should be writing romance novels. Then again, she shouldn’t need a calculator to add two numbers, either … but she does.
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