In this exclusive Q&A romance authors Laurann Dohner (Cyborg Seduction series) and
Jaid Black (Trek Mi Q’an series) discuss aliens looking for love with earth women. Who can resist a man who is willing to travel across galaxies to
find his perfect mate?
Jaid Black: So...
Cyborgs. You have a fetish I don’t know about? A man I can program? I’m down
Laurann Dohner: I
am fascinated by the idea of guys with limited emotions who lose control when
they fall in love.
what ways do your Cyborgs lose control?
Cyborg women in the world I created are very controlling and able to shut off
their sex drives. The human women the
Cyborg men fall for don’t have emotion-killing, implanted chips in them, so
obviously they can’t just shut it down.
want to know where they can find one. Then they ask why I decided to make their
skin blue-gray. It’s my favorite color and it just looks manly and sexy to me.
and blue. Is there anything in your house that is NOT blue?
do have some tan stuff in my home since I had to compromise with my husband. (Laughs)
I also own an office/house, which is where I work. It’s all blue with one black
own three homes in Vegas now. Are any of these going to be used as the first
Cyborg Stud Ranch for women?
I wouldn’t admit to it if I were planning to. I’d have women lined up to meet
them. I think it might upset the neighbors.
JB: So what’s the
next book in the series called and, more importantly, when can we buy it?
LD:Blackie. I am writing it right now and
hope to turn in his story next month. He’s really hot. Anyway, that should mean
the book will release several months later, maybe January or February 2014.
us a little about him/it. Is Blackie a him or an it?
LD: Blackie is definitely a him. Cyborgs are cloned men with
genetic enhancements and cybernetic implants. Blackie is six foot five and
looking for some love.
killing me here.
do try. Now what about you? How do you manage to get so much comedy into your
books? You always make me laugh out loud when I read your erotic stories.
love to make people laugh; it’s the world’s best medicine. The trick to
incorporating comedy into erotic romance writing is pretty simple: keep it out
of the sex scenes. I can’t be funny and build sexual tension simultaneously;
that’s like a bucket of ice water thrown over my literary libido.
love being able to do world-building with alien/cyborg books. There are no
rules or expectations you have to follow so it’s easier to have fun writing the
stories. What do you find appealing about writing them?
you said. In my opinion, sci-fi is the purest form of fiction writing.
Everything comes from the mind of the author and there are no rules tying us
down. Plus alien men can do all sorts of things human men can’t do. (Don’t be
haters, human dudes.)
LD: Are you going to write another Trek Mi Q’an book or start a new series?
think if I started a new series before finishing Trek Mi Q’an…well, I envision
lanterns, pitchforks and really angry villagers. Yes, I am currently writing
the next Trek Mi Q’an story. I might have it ready to turn in before year’s end. I’m
excited to be able to say it! Especially after struggling with severe
performance anxiety these past five years. Ahh, therapy. It’s not just for
those frothing at the mouth anymore.
we go back to our writing caves so we can finish these books and get them out?
like a plan. Oh and one last thing… I better be the first patron of your Cyber
Stud Ranch. (I’ll take Blackie.)
He’s yours! Of course you might fall for some of the others. There are a lot of
hotties to choose from.
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