Thursday, October 30, 2014

Interview with L.A. Casey

Do you have a favorite character?
Nope, I love all my babies equally, lol.

Have you ever had a minor character evolve into a major one? Did that change the direction of the novel at all?
No, but I will towards the end of the Slater Brothers series.

What factors influenced your decision to self-publish your book(s)?
I like control, and I’ve have a few indie friends have bad experiences with publishers so, for now, I’m happy going it alone.

What is your writing process? Do you listen to music or do you like silence?
I like to sit alone in my room at my desk in total silence. Music distracts me so I leave that for when I’m thinking.

Do you outline your story or just go where your muse takes you?
Outline, I find everything much easier to flow when I do things this way. Something’s still happen out of the blue, but the outline helps me shapes this accordingly and I like that.

Did you hire an editor to review your manuscript before publishing?
Yes, my manuscripts are definitely in need of a cleaning up before I publish.

What have you’ve learned during your self-publishing journey?
Never to give up even when the going gets tough.

Besides Amazon, are there any other sites where your books are for sale?
Yes, they are on sale on B&N, iTunes, and Kobo.

What kinds of marketing [twitter, facebook, blog, forums] are you involved with for promoting your book(s)?
For promoting I’m just with the basics, Facebook, twitter and blogs. I’m hoping to learn of new avenues in the future.

What advice would you give a new author just entering into the self-publishing arena?
Get ready for a long road of pulling your hair out, but also for the joy and happiness self-publishing gives.

Besides writing, do you have any other passions?
This will sound weird, but I love playing around with make up. I’d sit and happily down someone make up for ages if they let me.

What’s next for you?
I’m currently writing my second novella and third book, so hopefully only great things. 

Book & Author details:
Alec by L.A. Casey
(Slater Brothers #2)
Publication date: August 17th 2014
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance

Keela Daley is the black sheep of her family. She has always come second to her younger cousin Micah. Even in the eyes of her mother, Micah shone bright, and Keela faded to black. Now, in adulthood, Micah is a bride-to-be and the spotlight is solely on her. Keela is a low priority…or so she thinks.

Alec Slater is a bachelor, never one to bed the same woman, or man, twice. He is a free agent who does what he pleases and answers to no one; that is until a fiery Irish redhead with a temper to match her hair colour knocks him on his arse. Literally.

She hates to admit it, but Keela needs a favour from the cocky Slater brother, a huge favour. She needs him to not only escort her to Micah’s wedding, but to also pose as her boyfriend. Alec agrees to help Keela, but has certain conditions for her to abide by. He wants her body and plans to have it before anyone can say I do.

What he doesn’t plan on is losing his heart as well as the possibility of losing his family when someone from his past threatens his future.

Alec owns Keela, and what Alec owns, Alec keeps.


L.A. Casey was born, raised and currently resides in Dublin, Ireland. She is a twenty two year old stay at home mother to an almost two year old German Shepherd named Storm and of course, her four and half year old (the half is apparently vital) beautiful little hellion/angel depending on the hour of the day.

Her first novel, Dominic, was released on March 17th, 2014, and on March 21st, 2014, it became an international Amazon bestseller.

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