Friday, 15 March 2013

Author Hot Seat Welcomes Laurie Roma

The author hot seat specials are designed to help readers get to know some of today’s popular and up and coming authors a little better. The questions are broken into four sections - About your writing, about you, fun stuff and finally. Some of the questions are easy, other may need a little more thought and some may cause our author friends to hesitate before answering. Still, they all answer. 

Today we welcome Laurie Roma to our Hot Seat, Laurie's latest book, One Shot released on February five and is is featured at the end of the interview. It looks great so be sure to check it out. 

For those interested in winning a copy of Laurie's book (in ebook format) leave a comment at the end of this post along with your email address and you'll go in the draw. The competition will close on Sunday night and the winner notified shortly after... Good luck.

Now let's see what Laurie has to say.

About your writing:

How did you get started as a writer?

The short answer is I have always loved reading and I found myself saying, “Hey, I have stories to tell too!”

The long answer…well, that is a little more involved. See, my dating life has been an interesting and sometimes unbelievable mine field that could fill an entire season of Sex and the City! My friends always told me that I should write some of my stories down, since sometimes truth is stranger than fiction.  When I was in law school I started to do just that. It started as writing on the side during my free time, but after I graduated I decided to make writing a career. I have been lucky enough to use my imagination as a screenwriter in the film industry and started writing erotic romance as a hobby. Well, that hobby has now turned into an obsession, and it’s one that I don’t plan to ever give up!

Why do you write?

I write because I have to or I’d go crazy with all the ideas floating around in my head! lol

Have you ever had a day you wanted to quit and never write again?

No, I haven’t.  I may need a break, but I will always continue to write!

Do you feel lucky to be doing what you are doing?

I am extremely lucky!  Every time a book is accepted for publication I feel like I’ve won the lottery.  I know how difficult it is to break into the literary world and it is an incredible feeling to have my work validated by a publisher and even more so to hear that my readers love my work. I don’t think I’ll ever get over that feeling! J

Tell me how you got to where you are today?

It was an interesting journey. That is all I’m going to say…

How do your family/spouses react to your work as an author? Do they know what you write? 

Although most of family has been caustically supportive, mother is my biggest fan and has encouraged me to continue doing what I love. My friends? Most of them think what I do is great fun; however, I’m not sure how many of them actually read me.

I’m still having fun as a single lady! *sigh* Now if I could only find a man like the Alphas in my books that would change pronto!

About you:

What are you passionate about in life?

Everything. My motto is live, laugh and love to the fullest!

If you had to give a thank-you speech at the Oscars, who would you thank and what would you say?

LOL, never ask a screenwriter this question because secretly they all have a speech tucked away somewhere. I know I do ;)

What are the three most important life lessons you've learned that might make life easier for others?

1. Faith is given freely, trust is earned…
2. A first date is usually the best he’s gonna be. So ladies, enjoy it and brace yourselves for the downslide…
3. Work doing a job that makes you happy. Your entire life is a really fucking long time to be miserable....

If you could trade places with any other person for a week, famous or not famous, living or dead, real or fictional. Whom would it be and why?

Umm…Bill Gates, so I could have access to his bank accounts so when I got back I’d have a nice little surprise waiting for me!

What's the worst thing you did as a kid?

That’s classified. ;)

What do you do to have fun?

I’m sort of an eclectic gal. I can be found at the opera one day and a baseball game the next. I love music, movies, reading, dancing, snowboarding, the list could go on and on! I guess you could say I’ll try almost anything once…hehehe.

Share a funny incident in your life.

*sigh* I was on a blind date with this really hot guy. He had an accent and everything so at first I thought, score! The guy was sort of shy/quiet so I asked him to tell me something I wouldn’t normally know about him. You’d think he’d say something like, he likes dogs? Maybe he scuba dives? No, ladies and gentlemen…the guy chooses that moment to tell me he pees sitting down and he wonders why more men don’t. Needless to say, I’ve never gulped down wine faster so I could flee. And yes, I did kick the friend’s ass that hooked us up.

Fun Stuff:

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see play the lead role as you?

How about Milla Jovovich...cuz if she can take down a bunch of zombies she's got my vote!

If you were a type of food, what type of food would you be?

F- food! I’d be a nice cold, sparkling glass of champagne. I can be sweet, dry, tart and taste oh so delicious!

What is your favorite color- food- song- movie?

Color: Black
Food: Chocolate
Song: Hmm, it changes daily but right now it’s Grace Potter & the Nocturnals “Stars”
Movie: Pride and Prejudice and The Boondock Saints. Yes, opposite ends of the spectrum.

What's the funniest pick up line ever used on you?

I think they’re all funny and no, none of them work.

What's the one thing you can't live without?

My computer, no my phone. No, my computer. Sad, but true…I can’t live without either of them.

And finally:

You are driving along in your car on a wild, stormy night, it's raining heavily, when suddenly you pass by a bus stop, and you see three people waiting for a bus:
                       -An old lady who looks as if she is about to die.
                       -An old friend who once saved your life.
                       -The perfect partner you have been dreaming about.
You can only fit one person in your car, who would you choose to offer a ride to?

I’d call a cab for the friend and drive the lady…'cause my dream man sure as hell doesn’t ride the bus!

Buy Link
One Shot by Laurie Roma

Tara Toshi is a woman on the edge. Code name 'T-rex', Tara is one of the elite agents of the IAD Agency, modern day warriors tasked with taking down terrorists and keeping the world safe. She doesn’t believe that happily ever after exists for her, until her world collides with corporate tycoon Julian King…

Julian King is the owner of a multi-million dollar hotel empire and personally runs the Palace Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. He is a man who rules his kingdom with an iron grip and knows that the house always win. But when he meets agent Tara Toshi all bets are off. As a terrorist plot threatens his city, Julian realizes that he is also jeopardy of losing his heart.

Passion explodes every time Tara and Julian come together, but can she risk taking this one shot at finding happiness and give her heart to a man she barely knows?

The IAD Agency series novels are all stand-alone stories, but it is highly recommended to read them in order to get the most enjoyment from the series!

Excerpt - One Shot by Laurie Roma

Tara moved a hand down to her pussy, touching herself. She wanted. After coming off a job, or mission, with adrenaline still pumping, the need to fuck was paramount. Her pussy was wet with her desire for him. Her body already providing the natural lubricant that would allow his massive erection to tunnel into her with ease. She stroked a finger over her tight little clit and barely held back a moan.
“I always go commando.” Her voice dropped into a husky, seductive tone.
His smile was tight with lust. “I’ve noticed.”
Standing there naked, legs braced apart, she looked like a goddess…or a warrior queen waiting for her subject to fall to his knees before her, and at this point he was precariously close to doing just that.
“Come play with me.”
Julian shot off the couch at her playful invitation. He was on her before she could blink. He savaged her mouth with his, thrusting his tongue deep in a mimicry of what he wanted to do with his cock. He tore at his own shirt, heard the sound of the material ripping but he didn’t give a damn.
“I need to touch you.” Julian growled against her throat as he dragged her to the floor.
“Then do it. Touch me, give it to me, give me what I want.”
Her back hit the carpet and she gasped as his mouth latched on to one of her nipples, sucking it deep. She moaned low in her throat when he used his teeth to pull at her piercing and her body arched as his fingers pushed deep inside her pussy.
“What is that? What do you want? Tell me. Tell me and I’ll give it to you. I’ll give you anything, everything,” Julian swore.
Tara’s body went on sensory overload when his thumb stroked over her clit. He moved his mouth over to her other breast and sucked, flicking his tongue over the metal balls at the end of the piercing, driving her wild with need. Tara cried out his name as sharp waves of pleasure overcame her and she came, drenching his fingers with her release.
“Damn, you’re amazing. My little warrior.”
Julian’s deep voice sounded harsh against her skin as he worked his way back up to her mouth. She loved the endearment he whispered to her. It made her blood boil. “Come inside me, Julian.”
“My pleasure.”
Somehow he had managed to get rid of his pants and boxers so she could feel his hard cock throbbing against her leg. She hooked a leg around his and expertly reversed their position so she was on top of his body. Moving slightly, she aligned their bodies and she pushed down, taking most of him into her with one hard push.
“Dear god…” he gritted out through clenched teeth. The pleasure was so acute he thought his heart would stop.
Tara felt the erotic bite of pain as his huge cock sank into her tight pussy. She raised herself slightly and slammed down hard, engulfing his length over and over again, struggling to take all of him inside her.
“Fuck, you feel so good inside of me. You’re so big, it feels amazing. More, give me more.” She reared back and her hands came up to play with her own nipples.
“Tara…baby…” Julian’s strangled voice came out, but he was lost in the overwhelming feeling of her tight pussy taking him in. “Remember, baby? It was so good when I got you all wet and slick with my cum. I know you loved it when I came inside you. Now take all of me. I know we can get it in. Open up, baby, and take all of me.”
His hips came off the floor to grind against her. He flexed and strained, his body thrusting up as she met his every stroke. He almost came when she did a wicked rotation with her hips and he felt her inner muscles clamp down on his cock the next time she impaled herself on him.
Tara was killing him with pleasure, but what a way to die.
She did the same thing the next time she came down on him, and he lost control. He flipped her over so she was underneath him again. Holding her head steady in his hands, he savaged her mouth as he pounded his aching length into her over and over again like a wild animal.
“You are so fucking beautiful,” he bit out as he surged inside her.

The first book of the IAD Agency Series can be found at:


Laurie Roma lives in Chicago and is the author of the IAD series. She has always loved immersing herself in a good book and now enjoys the pleasure of creating her own. She can usually be found tapping away on her keyboard, creating worlds for her characters while she listens to music. Of course her playlist depends on her mood…but then again, so does her writing.

An avid reader of the romance genre, nothing bothers her more than annoying characters. Seriously, who wants a happy ending for someone that pisses you off? She loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes, as she believes both are essential to a good love story. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached at

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  1. Give me a fan before I explode!! That excerpt is H.O.T!!
    Thanks, Jan for hosting such a great interview, and also to Laurie. It was really interesting being able to take a sneak peak into the inner workings of your wickedly delicious mind :)

    vampyangel291197 @ gmail dot com

  2. Awesome sounding book, loved that excerpt :) would love to read it!


  3. Hi Ellen and Eva!!! Thank you so much for stopping by and checking out my new book! I have decided that you are both winners so congrats to both of you! I will be emailing you shortly! XOXO

  4. Congratulations Eve and Ellen and thank you for being so generous Laurie,it was great having you here in the Hot Seat.