Wednesday, February 1, 2012

TBR welcomes LaVerne Thompson

TBR: Welcome to TBR, LaVerne. Will you share a little bit about yourself?
LaVerne: I’m a multi-published author in several genres, contemporary, fantasy, futuristic sci/fi sensual romances. I also write under the pen name Ursula Sinclair. 

TBR: Tell us about Wine and Roses and where it's available.
LaVerne:  Wine and Roses- The Guardian Agency Series Book 3 by Ursula Sinclair available fromDecadent Publishing.

TBR: Please tantalize us with a story blurb or excerpt.
LaVerne: Eboni Stiles thought Simon Blackcat was a walking, talking mass of perfectly packaged testosterone trouble. She made it a point to stay as far away from his as possible. Especially after that one night, she lost her mind and slept with him.

After she witnessed a murder, Simon’s the only man who can protect her from the danger hunting her. But while hiding out on a mountain top alone with him, who’s going to protect her heart?

An evening with Eboni was not enough for Simon, not even close. So when Eboni’s life was in danger, he was the only man he trusted to protect her. Because those chasing her would have to kill him to get to her, and Blackcat did not die easily.

TBR: Are you a plotter or pantser?
LaVerne: Oh a pantser. My ideas come to me in a flash. I’ll be going along minding my own business and then bam there’s this character or idea or sometimes a title that will pop into my head. At that point I need my laptop. lol

TBR: How do you develop your characters?
LaVerne: Sometimes the character comes to me first and the story is developed around the character. So I have to work at the plot because who the character is is already there. I need to develop the circumstances of his/her existence.

TBR: Do you have a favorite quote you’d like to share?
LaVerne: Be first or be original. Lady Isis High Sorceress of RP World

TBR: Did any music inspire your book? Do you have a playlist?
LaVerne: Not this one but there have been times. I was listening to Billie Idol’s White Wedding once and well ‘nuff said.

TBR: Which of your characters would you most/least like to invite to dinner, and why?
LaVerne: I’d love to sit down with any of them, but I think Ethan would be one of my favorites from Living On The Edge. I’d want to know why he was so stupid as to marry his wife in the first place, and then when he discovered her body to go touch it.

TBR: While creating your books, what was one of the most surprising things you learned?
LaVerne: I’m one of those people who are widely read and know a lot, well about a lot, so far no surprises.

TBR: Any other published works?
LaVerne: Oh several, but there are two other books part of The Guardian Agency Series, White Wedding and Something Blue.

TBR: What’s the most challenging aspect of writing? Most rewarding?
LaVerne: Finding the time to finish a story when you have the end in your scope. Typing the end.

TBR: Where can readers find you on the web?

TBR: Is there anything you’d like to ask our readers?
LaVerne: Any interesting Valentine’s Day plans?

TBR: Readers, LaVerne Thompson is giving away an ebook of White Wedding to one lucky commenter, so be sure to leave your email address so LaVerne can contact you should you win. She'll pick a winner on Sunday, Feb. 5 and announce the winner here.
Thanks for visiting TBR, LaVerne. All the best to you.


  1. Welcome LaVerne! Congrats on your latest release. Such an eye-catching cover!

  2. LOL!! Can I put in an order for my very own Simon Blackcat? Sounds like a handy thing to have around, even though the only thing I'm in danger of is eating too much chocolate.

    I love the book covers! I wish you continued success.

    1. Hey Angela- Thank you for leaving me a comment. For stopping by I will be sending a pdf copy of the first book in The Guardian Agency Series, White Wedding, to your email addy attached to this account. I hope you enjoy it. I had fun writing it.

  3. Delicious series. LaVerne is so fabulous.

    Heather Bennett
    Decadent Publishing

  4. Thank you for having me TBR. It's great to be here!

  5. Hey Angela I've had quite a few orders for that Simon. lol Thank you.

  6. Thank you Heather, Decadent is pretty darn fantastic to write for too. I came to you all with one book and an idea for more thank you for letting me run with it. And there will be more to come.

  7. sounds like a real winner LaVerne. congrats!

  8. Congrats on the books! Interesting interview and intriguing covers!

  9. I love this series. Great work LaVerne! You're a great romance/suspense writer! And the men are HAWT!

  10. Thanks guys. It was a lot of fun writing this series the ahem research I had to do was interesting to say the least. And yep love love the covers. All of the cover artist did a great job in capturing the essence of the story.

  11. That sounds like me too. Out of the blue bam, I have a new story idea.

    Good luck with your books they sound really good.



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