Wednesday, August 12, 2015

*Author Spotlight* Layla Stevens

Layla Stevens

Title: Broken Love & Forever Bound
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: September 10, 2014
Pages: 269


Kayla Ashby is bound by her terrifying past, but what haunts her most is her dreams. Can Kayla's dreams be real? In her dreams, she can fulfill all her erotic desires; she has no boundaries, and can be anyone or anything she wants. She often finds herself with erotic clothing and using a whip and handcuffs.

Kayla has a problem in real life dealing with her demons but at night, while she is sleeping she is no longer the scared little girl she once was. Are her dreams telling her who she really is? And can she break away from her fears to become that person or will she be forever bound by her past?

Her heart is bound to another. She has loved him from the very beginning, but is she worthy of him and his love? Is it possible to overcome all those thoughts and dreams that hold her back and move on? Can Kayla overcome her abandonment issues and discover what it is like to truly love?

Garrett Winters holds his feelings close to his heart. Keeping his true feelings deep inside, hidden from those who surround him, including the one who he wants nothing more than to capture. Lovers come and go, but no one else comes close to doing what they do for each other their bond is immeasurable.

Will fate bring him to his true love or will he forever be bound to finding his heart? When they cross paths again, can their love overcome or will they both be forever, broken?

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Title: Damaged Love
Genre: Dark Erotic Romance
Published: April 28, 2015
Pages: 194


All Kayla has ever wanted is to feel loved. She has lived her life with the Stantons, feeling scared and unwanted. She has always wondered about her birth parents. How could they have given her up? Should she search for them? If she found them, would she be able to forgive them?

Senator Seth Stanton’s image portrayed his love for his family. He has the perfect life—a loving wife, twin sons, and an adopted daughter. What more could he ask for? His life isn’t what it seems, and soon what should have stayed behind closed doors comes bursting through. His family is falling apart, and it’s all his fault. 

With the help of Dr. Patrice Doyle, Kayla has managed to cope with her demons. Dr. Doyle knows she has her work cut out for her, and she can see there is something special about this young lady who was once so broken. Can Dr. Doyle help convince Kayla she is more than damaged goods? 

With suicide, weddings, and new discoveries in the picture, will Kayla be able to heal? Or will she be forever damaged?

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Title: Once, A Collection of Sinfully Sexy & Twisted Tales featuring Tonight Only by Layla Stevens
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: May 26, 2015
Pages: 230


Nine authors have joined together to bring you a box set full of passion, love, and sex. Each short story follows the theme of 'one night', and each brings you a little something different. From first meets, to first loves, to long time lovers to strangers, each story will leave you begging for more.

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About the Author

I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma but moved to Pensacola, Florida in 1996. I have a huge family who I shocked them when I told them I was writing my first book. I have had a love a reading since I was young. Reading has always been my escape. I can read and be a princess or a warrior. Reading for me was always something magical. And I hope to pass that on to you all. 

I am blessed to be the mom of a little girl named Sage who is the light of my life. {I call her Olga, and she hates it} I did not give birth to her but I choose her. 

I am blessed with great friends who have always had my back. I have a lot to learn in this world of writing but, so far I am enjoying the ride. I have a fantastic Four that are my true loves. No names will be mentioned as they know who they are. I Love you all very much. {I didn't included alters in that comment}. 

I'm very opinionated and have no filter. I speak my mind without thinking of the consequences. Does this get me in Trouble? Yes it does every single day. But I will not change. I march to my own beat. My mom says that I can be a one man band.

I am always willing to help out anyone who is in need all you have to do is ask. I never knew that writing a book would show me so much about myself. I have learned so much in a short amount of time. And I can't wait to learn more. 

Are you stalking me? If your answer is no then you should.

Connect With Layla

Facebook // Twitter // Amazon // Tsu // Google + // Pinterest 
Tumblr: @authorlayla // Instagram: @authorlayla


What inspired you to become an author? 
Well to be honest I never seen myself as an author, but when I was going through Chemo I needed something to keep me sane. So I was like hell let’s give this a try. And then when I told my aunt Sheila that I was writing she started crying because it was always her dream to be an author, but see she was blind and paralyzed.

I assume all authors also love to read, so what book inspired your love of reading? 
Oh wow, Ok I will be honest and say I loved the all the Little House on the Prairie books, I have them all. 

How old were you when you wrote your first story? 
I have only been writing for a short time. Sept will be my one year publiversary, but I started writing about 9 months before that. 

Who are some of your favorite authors now? 
Jeri Williams, Vikki Green, Wendi Hulsey, Clara Fox, Julie Mishler, Ella Emerson, Patti Kake, Amanda Allen, Sable Hunter, t.h. synder 

Are you a plotter or a pantser? 
I am a fly by the seat of my pants kind of gal. I don’t plan anything ever. Sad I know 

Are your characters based on people you know? 
Yes Every Character is someone who I love dearly. Though so will never know they are in my books, because they are evil and I kill them off. 

What are some of your writing rituals? 
I am huge post- it queen. I have them all over my desk, and my family knows not to touch them or I will freak out. 

How do other books influence your writing? 
To be honest I like to step out of the box, I love to push the limits on everything I do. So when I see something I like I will try to find a way to revamp the way it’s read. 

How do you get motivated to sit down and write with all the real world interruptions? 
I totally tune out the world. I have my music playing and the tv is going, my daughter is trying to get my attention, but I really do tune out the world and all its distractions.

Which one of your books is your favorite? 
Well I am currently writing my favorite, It is called Love Thyself, and it is way out of my norm. The main character is transgender. I fall in love more each time I open my Word Doc

If you could have a writing retreat anywhere in the world, where would you want it to be and why?
Anywhere it is not hot as hell. I am a big girl and I hate the heat. 

If your main character were an alcoholic beverage, which beverage would they be and why? 
Def Fireball.. Because they are all full of piss and vinegar. 

If you could live in a fictional world, which world would you choose and why? 
Totally Hogwartz, I love Harry Potter 

What’s the best way to hide a body? 
I live in Florida so I am Going to say shark bait, or Gator food. There is no Evidence. 

This or That

Coke or Pepsi? Neither I’m a Dr. Pepper and Sweet Tea kind of Gal
Paperback or e-reader? Both I love the smell of a paperback but I love the ease of an E-reader 
Facebook or Twitter? Facebook, {but all mine go on both automatically}
Peeta or Gale? Peeta
Edward or Jacob? Oh I’m so Team Jacob
Money or love? Love 
Tattoos or bare? Tats.  I have 5
Hairy or smooth? Smooth 
Call or text? Text 
Hot or cold? Cold I am a big girl I hate sweating 
Harry Potter or Lord of the Rings? Harry Potter 
Coffee or Tea? Tea
Halloween or Christmas? Christmas I love the magic in the air
McDonald’s or Burger King? Burger King 
Batman or Spiderman? Catwoman. He he 

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