Interview with Lauren Rowe, Author of Falling Out of Hate With You

20 Apr 2021

What can you tell us about your new release, Falling Out Of Hate With You?

Falling Out of Hate with You is book 1 of the Hate Love Duet—an enemies to lovers rockstar romance featuring two sexy, stubborn, talented, strong-headed leads who go toe to toe in the book, trying to fight their insane chemistry! The book is book 1 of the Hate Love Duet, and book 2, Falling Into Love with You, releases April 19! Since the hero and heroine are both music artists, both books include their original music, which you’ll experience whether you’re reading it in ebook or paperback, or listening to the amazing audiobook, narrated by Jacob Morgan and Andi Arndt!

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have no idea how I got the bug, initially, because even as a young child who was a voracious reader, I wrote full novels in pencil, in blank journals. From there, I wrote plays and screenplays in college, too. I went to law school and became a lawyer after college, and my writing dreams were delayed a bit. Ultimately, I got cancer, which made me realize life could be a whole lot shorter than I was realizing. So, I quit my job as a lawyer, wrote my first book, and never looked back. That was almost ten years ago!

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

I love The Witching Hour by Anne Rice, Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende, and I’m also a sucker for The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. In terms of recent stuff, I adore AL Jackson and Kennedy Ryan’s work. And I am currently reading and loving Talia Hibbert.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I’d want Isabel Allende on my show. I adore her. As a writer, I’d want to ask her about her writing process. I’d want to understand exactly how she’s such a freaking genius. And then I’d rub her arm (if she said yes to that) and hope a drop of her genius rubbed off on me.

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

Getting to live in an imaginary world of my own making for months at a time is a unique thrill. It’s my happy place, and such a wonderful place to live. Also, equal to that is the amazing feeling of reaching the finish line on writing a book. No matter how many books I write, it never ceases to feel like a marathon to reach that finish line, so it’s always an incredible feeling.

What is a typical day like for you?

Quite boring, really. I have a 7 month old HUGE puppy, so I spend time every day training and walking her. Plus, I exercise, too. And then I’m basically just sitting at my computer, getting it done. The books don’t write themselves, I’m afraid! In the evening, if I’ve put in a good day’s work, or if I’m not in a time crunch, I will luxuriate in a glass of wine and something on TV or a good book. 🙂

What scene from Falling Out Of Hate With You was your favorite to write?

I have two. First, a scene when the characters finally give into their lustful, hate-filled attraction that’s been building and simmering for so long, and finally have explosively awesome hate sex. Their attraction is PALPABLE in the book and you’re just dying for them to bang, so it’s so much fun when it finally happens. And, second, there is a scene where our rock-god hero, Savage, sits down for a late-night cup of tea with an older woman in the kitchen of a party, as the party continues outside of that room. He has an unexpectedly adorable conversation with her, one that reveals a lot about his character and heart, and I think it’s just lovely and swoon-worthy in its own unique way.

Do you have a motto, quote, or philosophy you live by?

I have several. But mostly, I do not want to have any regrets. So, I know it’s very cliche, but I truly believe you have to “Go big or go home.” Better to go for it, and flop, than hold back and wonder “What if?”

Lauren Rowe is the author of the new book Falling Out Of Hate With You

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