Interview with Piper Lawson, Author of Bad Love
01 Oct 2019
What can you tell us about your new release, Bad Love?
I’ve always wanted to write a story about a super sexy bet – so Logan and Kendall’s hot office-y romance was perfect. A reckless player with a heart of gold, a single mom with dirty fantasies, and the wager that makes their chemistry explode…it checked all the boxes for me as an author and a reader! Plus as my readers know, I love writing smart banter, electric tension, and characters you wish were your friends IRL. This book has ALL of those in extra doses.
What or who inspired you to become an author?
I’ve loved reading indie romance since the early days of new adult angst lol. Those raw, emotional books got me through a lot of tough times. I fell in love with the stories from authors like Ilsa Madden-Mills and Penny Reid and Kendall Ryan, but I also loved the freedom to do things any way I wanted. Five years in, I’m even more obsessed with the writing AND the business side of the journey.
What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?
Oooh, I have so many favorites across genres. My fave romance books are the co-written series by Elle Kennedy and Sarina Bowen, but especially Him. I cannot read that enough times. Also, anything by Christina Lauren. For YA fantasy, which is my go-to when I’m not reading romance, I’m obsessed with Sarah Maas’ Throne of Glass series. I just finished it this summer and am gearing up for a binge re-read… 😉
What is a typical day like for you?
Most mornings I get up about 7, make coffee, then work out. Some of my best writing ideas come from that time! Then I try and get my words in before lunch but if not, they spill over into the afternoon. That’s the most important priority, always. I try to keep marketing pretty tight–it’s usually an hour or two in the afternoon. I’m not a huge social media person so I find it pretty easy to stay focused.
What scene in Bad Love was your favorite to write?
Either Logan and Kendall’s first kiss – which is the most ridiculously sexy first kiss I’ve ever written – or the scene where he follows her into the bathroom at work after their meeting, which I won’t explain for spoilery reasons! I loved their chemistry and how totally opposite they were, but how they taught each other so much.
Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?
“Do all things with love.” It’s hard to go wrong with that.
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