Interview with Shayne Ford, Author of Loving Luna (House of Lions Book 11)

21 Sep 2021

What’s the story behind the story? What inspired you to write Loving Luna?

Loving Luna is the 11th book of the House of Lions Series. It concludes a convoluted story spanning the eleven book series in which Luna, an innocent woman, finds herself caught between two brothers and, later, also their stepfather. Loving Luna, in particular, is the book in which the last man standing, the one meant to be hers, wins her heart.

What’s your favorite scene from your new release, Loving Luna?

My favorite scene is probably the last one in the book, where the two protagonists have dinner on the rooftop of an Italian villa. The moment in which the hero offers her unexpected insight into his behavior throughout their tumultuous journey.

If you had to write a blurb for the last book you read, what would it say? (you can name the book, or not)

An enigmatic millionaire is obsessed with a former debutante. A decadent story of the Roaring Twenties. (The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald)

What romantic couple from literature makes you swoon? Which one is over-hyped?

I can’t name only one single romantic couple from the literature that makes me swoon. I love every couple with a story worth telling. I would probably say Anastasia Steele and Christian Grey (Fifty Shades of Grey) are both overhyped and also make me swoon.

What’s your favorite genre to read? Is it the same as your favorite genre to write?

My favorite genre to write and read is the new adult contemporary romance and romantic suspense genre, billionaire romance in particular with dark elements occasionally.

Do you have any quirky writing habits? Where did you write Loving Luna

I write next to a couch where my two dogs nap. I love to write at night and in the early morning hours. I’m nocturnal and love perfect silence. I used to work with music playing in the background, and while the music has inspired me at times, I prefer a quiet environment.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

The best piece of advice came from a young mother who said that to accomplish anything, you have to be willing to write at odds hours, for short periods of time, and even with a baby in your lap (her case). She inspired me tremendously to start writing. 60+ books later, I can attest it’s working. I write with the same passion and determination regardless of the difficulties I might encounter. 

Shayne Ford is the author of the new book Loving Luna (House of Lions Book 11)

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