Also she will be talking about her other book which will be out May 20th "Picture Perfect"
1. Before we start talking about your book, why don’t you tell everybody a little bit about yourself? First, I write with my mom but my name is Leslie C. Ferdinand, lol. Sometimes, folks get confused about that. I’m divorced and I have three daughters. (I’m my mother’s only child). I’m originally from New Orleans but now live in the Houston area.
2. Besides writing, what other things do you enjoy doing in your spare time? Hmm, let’s see: cook, clean, homeschool my girls, try to keep up with them so we won’t have a repeat of 1.) flooding my bathroom so they could go for a swim and 2.) using a box as a staircase sled and taking turns pushing one another down. I also spoil our dog and cats.
3. What is your daily routine as far as when you have an idea for your story? My routine is usually writing between 8pm and Midnight, but since my mother broke her ankle, the routine has been altered
4. Where do you get your ideas from? A variety of places, but mostly, they’re variations on something I’ve experienced. Or my mother. Or someone I know.
5. Out of all of the stories you’ve written so far, what would be your favorite and why? This is a hard one. Maybe, I’m a hero hussy—I’m in love with whomever I’m writing about. My co-author likes two of our books we wrote as Christine Holden, Patterns of Love and A Hitch In Time. They were published in 1999 and 2000 by Berkley/Jove. But she likes them because there are chapters set in Old New Orleans in both of them.
6. Tell us something funny about yourself that not a lot of people know about? When I was 9 or 10, someone asked me what did I wanted to be when I grew up. My response? A Go-Go Dancer. I can’t remember where I heard the term but I loved, and still love, music. I thought it would be cool to be paid to dance. Of course, my mother was horrified and sent me inside. I can’t dance so I don’t know how successful I would’ve been, anyway. If I had chosen to do that, I know she would’ve supported me.
7. Does any of the stories you’ve written based on real life experiences or basically just from imagination? It’s 50/50.
8. Does your ‘muse’ have a name and if so what is his/her name? Mine is ‘It’. My mother’s is ‘Jerome’.
9. What other genre besides the one you are writing about now would you like to venture into writing? Writing erotic romance is a new venture for us. We’ve written contemporary, time-travel, and historical.
10. Who are your favorite authors that are out now? I love Theodora Taylor, E.L. James, Francis Ray, Sabrina Jeffries, Sarah McCarthy, Sarah Maclean, Alexandra Hawkins, Jennifer Ashley, Judith James, Olivia Cunning and Michelle Willingham. I’m sure I’ll add new authors soon. My to-be-read list is stacked up and backed up.
11. Who is your favorite female and male characters from your books and why? Another hard one to answer, Jamallah. For some reason, I’m usually the one who responsible for creating the hero. So I happen to like all the gentlemen. The exception is the upcoming book, Picture Perfect, out May 20th and published by Liquid Silver Books. For the heroines, my favorites are Alexis Morgan (Picture Perfect) and Madigan DeLeon (Wicked Allure). I like Alex because I can really identify with her. She lost just about everything in Hurricane Katrina. Ditto, here. Her mother and father weren’t together because of another woman. Yep. Only my dad left my mom, not the other way around as Alex’s dad did. Alex has trust issues. Check. I like Madigan because there’s more to her than meets the eye. She looks inside of herself and recognizes, and admits, her own faults.
12. What do you think is the hardest thing about being a writer? Writing! Creating compelling characters and believable plots and resolutions.
13. What advice would you give someone who wants to start off being a writer?
14. If you hadn’t become a writer, what do you think you would be doing right now? My nine-year-old asked me this question a few days ago. I told her I can’t remember a time when I didn’t write. At one time, though, I wanted to be a pharmacist, but even then I would’ve wrote stories.
15. What would be the perfect Romantic getaway?
Well now that we got the question and answer out of the way…..why don’t you tell us about your latest story you have out now?
The book we have out now is Wicked Allure. It is the first book in a series about the Steele brothers and DeLeon sisters.
Wicked Allure: Madigan DeLeon is back in Zachary Steele’s life and back in his bed. Her heart and body are fully engaged, but her head is urging caution. Zach is determined to have a second chance with Madi and he’ll let no one stop him from getting it. Not even Madigan herself.
Zach passed his hand over his face, turned in a tight circle.
She cleared her throat, catching his attention. Her pulse was skittering, fluttering at the base of her delicate neck. The brilliant translucence of her eyes ensnared him. What bittersweet déjà vu. It was a similar look that had so frightened him. Then, he’d seen the adoration and the trust. Now, there was wariness and a plea.
Without voicing the words, she was asking him to go and to let her go. To give her a chance to move on.
“I can’t, Madigan,” he said, though she hadn’t spoken. He and Madigan shared a mystical, mysterious connection, an inviolate world neither time nor man could breach.
“Yes,” she insisted quietly. “I can’t go on like this. You have to let me go to Kyle. Get over you.”
She wailed her last words. Another, more noble man might’ve been moved by the simple request. But Zach had never claimed to be noble or selfless and he wasn’t about to start now.
BUY LINK: http://www.amazon.com/Wicked-Allure-ebook/dp/B007S6QX5U/ref=tmm_kin_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1363652575&sr=1-1
On May 20th, Picture Perfect will be released and we’re really excited about that.
A Woman Determined to Rise Above Heartache and Ruin.
Alexis Morgan returned to New Orleans just after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. Determined to focus on rebuilding her interior decorating business and saving her home, Alex has no time for relationships. She refuses to fall into the same trap that her mother fell into and become involved with a married man. Then, the soon-to-be married Elliot Walker storms into her life, tempting her to forget the hard lessons she learned as a child.
A Man Determined to Prove Himself.
Businessman, Elliot Walker, is the youngest, and only adopted, son of a wealthy and prominent New Orleans family. The Walkers’ natural children are models of Society and Elliot will do no less. Once his older brother marries, Elliot knows their mother will push him to marry the woman she believes is perfect for him, a high-powered attorney with a thirst for money, power, and sex. With six months to go before his wedding, Elliot hires Alex to redecorate his home. Suddenly, keeping his mother happy by marrying Rachel, a woman he’s beginning to realize he barely knows isn’t as important as having Alex in his arms. But Rachel intends to have it all and she’s willing to murder to get it.
Out of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, secrets are revealed, relationships tested, and true love born.
We don’t have an excerpt yet. Picture Perfect will be available at www.LSbooks.com, www.Amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com