Aloha! and a big warm welcome to Lucee Lovett
All the way from the UK, It's lovely to have you here Lucee. Our first Brit :-) She's also a fellow romance erotica writer and a publisher to boot! I've read some of her work ~ she has easy to relate to characters and in depth stories, you get taken on a journey with. Thanks for being here! You should see some of the cool things she's done! So interesting! I love her answers. :-)
Tell our readers a wee bit about yourself. What are 5 things you wished you’d done, have done or are still to do, on the Bucket List? J
1. Would love to do something crazy and challenging like climbing Kilimanjaro. Which would be some feat, as I don’t like the cold, have a health condition not conducive to high altitudes. I hate climbing or even getting dirty. Crazy arse dream that may never happen. However if you don’t have dreams you don’t have anything.
2. Learn to swim. I would love to swim with dolphins. It’s said to be therapeutic and a lasting experience. Plus, I hear swimming is one of the only exercises that uses all the muscles in your body simultaneously. I’m going to find a class and say goodbye to my muffin tops J
|Lucee's backyard psyche :-)|
3. As an undergraduate, I took a year out of my psychology degree and travelled with nothing but my passport. I sang in Karaoke competitions and worked in bars, so I could eat and pay the hostel accommodations I used.
4. I have written four children’s books using my children as the main characters. Each book has a social and moralistic point to make, hopefully teaching children how to: Appreciate diversity, and embrace people’s differences. How to conquer their fears, deal with bullies, and the importance of friendships. The books are unpublished. I am waiting for them to be illustrated. My children loved them having coauthored them with me.
5. To be the first person to win a Pulitzer prize for Erotic fiction. J
Tell us about the genre you write, why do you love it and how did you get into it?
I write across quite a few genres but my favorite and main works are in erotica and the erotic subgenres in this category. I love it because it allows me to remove the mask on my own desires and fantasies and share them contextually with others, in the guise as fiction. I got into writing on a dare as well as a change in my personal circumstance. I use to read many erotica romance stories in secret.
Therefore, when 50 Shades of Grey went viral and my girlfriends were openly reading, and talking about this book, we formed a book club. I thought finally I could share some erotica with them, discuss it and maybe get them to purchase more books that I had read, along the same lines. Unfortunately, I was not as hooked on the book as them and only managed to get to chapter 7 before giving up entirely. This statement didn’t go down well in the group now hardened 50 Shade fans. Neither did the fact I said it was boring and I could write a better erotica book in my sleep.
I’d thrown down the gauntlet, and they jumped on it; took it up and wagged it in my face, challenging me to do just that—write a better book. I boasted that I would; then went into hiding.
I didn’t have a clue where to start writing an erotica book. So I just laid low until I got a call from one of the book club members saying everyone was calling me a know it all, and a coward. Where was the book I had promised would blow them away.
So I went online and bought a ‘kindling training course,’ which cost $47 and I wrote my first book. It was sloppy and showed my lack of technique, but what it did show me was I could do it and I have never looked back. I self-published that book in January 2013. It still for sale on Amazon in it's raw state. I keep meaning to update it now that I have gotten better at honing my skills as a writer/storyteller.
What’s your most favorite restaurant in the world? Where, why and the best dish/es they make?
I don’t have a favorite restaurant. I prefer to cook my own meals. Although I would say my favorite food would be Asian, whether it be Indian, Chinese, Malaysian not so much Thai. Favorite dish would be Lamb or Chicken Tikka Masala, Paratha or Peshwari Naan bread, not that keen on rice and only eat Irish potatoes if there mashed or sag aloo.
|Lucee likes exotic yummy food and locations ~ this is where she'd like to live|
No I wouldn’t go. My whole world are my children and anywhere they are is paradise to me, and where I’d want to be. So a first class ticket to be with them and watch them mature would be the only destination I would be interested in.
What parts of you, are incorporated into your characters?
I would have to say the humor and sensuality that my character portray would be some of me in there along with the romance. I don’t have any other references so I have to draw on my own experiences; or by asking how would I feel if these things were happening to me. So maybe it would be fair to say, its actually any point in my story that is emotionally charged.
Favorite male hero/public figure you admire in the world, dead or alive, and why?
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., he was a man who had a dream and never gave up what he believed in, no matter what life threw at him.
Favorite female heroine/public figure you admire in the world, dead or alive, and why?
Pretty much for the same reason as Dr. King. My mother is my female hero. She has experienced many trials, tribulations and sacrificed a lot for the sake of her children. At the same time always smiling, never complaining and stayed true to who she is and I love that about her.
Have you ever had a character just “do their own thing?” Have you ever had an argument with one of your characters? Or anything else odd happen?
I wish I could say no, but all my characters do their own thing even when I’m not writing about them. I am writing several different books at once, and that’s because the character don’t leave me alone. Its as if they have me on speed dial. They will interrupt me when I’m the middle of writing a scene and start chattering. Telling me to leave this and write that, they think this or that will work with their story. Some of them even have the cheek to tell me how to write stories for the other character in different books.
Okay I’m going to shut up now, they’re telling me I sound cuckoo and if I reveal any more secrets about them, I could be sectioned and carted off to an institution. (They have said all I need to do now, is add my address and someone will come and get me.) I don’t wanna be sectioned or carted off, so I’m gonna listen.
|Lucee cold in London and worried she's about to get carted off and sectioned! :-)|
What’s your passion in life?
My passion for life is life. I wanna enjoy every moment of my life even the quiet moments. I use meditation to keep calm and to stay patient and focus. I live in the Now for Now. I’m very rarely if ever stressed about anything anymore. Frustration is a poison that drains you and leaves you weak. I’ve found, that to give love and feel love makes you stronger. Therefore, I help others where I can freely, and want nothing in return. I show gratitude that I am able to do that. The universe rewards me by placing people in my life who show me love, and build me up as a person, people who are positive that feed me with their positive vibe/energy and visa-versa. I feel truly blessed in many ways for that.What’s your writer’s routine? Do you write whenever or at certain times? Are you a pantser or plotter? Where do you like to write?
|Where Lucee meditates when she's abroad|
I can write anytime, any place, anywhere. I’m both a pantser and a plotter. I start most of my stories as a pantser. But as I write that story, other stories enter my mind and I will stop to jot them down in a plotting format. Most of them one-liners, possibly a paragraph. Then, either I would return to the previous writing project or just start writing the other book as it has now taken over my thoughts, so I just let go and go with it.
Where I would like to write:
I have no special place or time when I write. I can write all over the house and will write pretty much anywhere. I don’t need silence, but I do need to be left alone with my thoughts. If I’m in the writing zone, I can usually zone distractions out. However if I’m physically interrupted then it could take a while for me to get my vibe back.
If you could pick a past life, what time period would appeal to you and why? Would you be male or female? Rich or poor?
I would be a Norseman, I’d be rich and powerful a great warrior who would be renown about the lands, for being fierce yet kind, but feared because my justice is swift for the wrong doers. People will tremble at my name from excitement and trepidation. I would take solace in nature and impregnate many woman with my noble seed. I would wear my battle scars with pride. Woman would moisten at the bare mention of my name, and queue for that impregnation I spoke of earlier, for my reputation as a lover would supersede all else.
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Lucee Lovett Bio:
Hi there! I’m Lucee Lovett, wife and mother by day, romance erotica author and publisher by night. I live in London, with terrific kids, husband and a great dog named Blue.
I’m started publishing my own ebook series in January 2013. I’m as pleased as punch with my achievements. I write across quite a few genres, but my favorite and main works are in erotica and the erotic subgenres.
I love it because it allows me to remove the mask on my own desires and fantasies and share them contextually with others, in the guise as fiction.
Author and publisher of:
The Retreat and What’s in the Box ~ (13 Doors Series)
~ a paranormal erotica romance novel
Luca is a man who is used to getting any woman he wants. Yet the woman he desires eludes him. He knows what he wants, and what he wants is Larisa.
However, fate has other plans for Luca.
The life and happiness planned for them snatched from his grasp in a cruel, dramatic and final way. He manages to find a solution to having what he requires. How far would you go to be with the one you love?
Would you considered giving up your humanity for over a 1000 years? Is any love worth such a sacrifice?
Journey with a man who does just that. The perils he faces over the centuries in search of that love and the crisis of conscience undergone.
Read all this and more in Immortal Heart book 1 'The Search For Larisa'
Beyond Imagination ~ (13 Doors Series)
Sweet Apparition ~ Urban Fantasy Collection.
A Question of Size
~ a novella.
A couple attempt to live out their fantasy.