Friday, September 9, 2011

Celebrating A Hot New IR Romance From LaVerne Thompson and Stephanie Williams

Today we're celebrating a new release for LaVerne Thompson and Stephanie Williams called MODEL MISBEHAVIOR.

LaVerne is the mother of two teenage girls, a wife, a former intellectual property attorney, a multi-published author, an avid reader and a writer of contemporary, fantasy, and sci/fi sensual interracial romances.

She is an award winning bestselling author, and is currently working on several projects. Since one child is now driving, she no longer has to shuttle her girls to and from school and their various activities, so technically she has more time to write. Which is why she also writes under her alter ego Ursula Sinclair. She can usually be found on online in either persona. Visit her website to read excerpts of her books or check out her blog to see excerpts of some of the stories she's currently working on or check out Ursula's website to see what she's up to.

MODEL MISBEHAVIOR by LaVerne Thompson and Stephanie Williams

JT is a top model for book covers. Burned once already in love, however, he wants nothing to do with another cover model. None can be trusted, until he meets a brown skinned beauty who's shy about posing in the nude--a novelty in his world, and as genuine as she seems.

How could he not fall in love with her?

Tina is a top fashion model, accustomed to strutting her stuff on the runways of the world, but usually all the interesting parts of her body are appropriately covered. When her twin sister, a famous model, has a severe allergic reaction, she fills in on a book cover shoot. Little did she realize she'd been shot in the nude with the sexiest man alive, and he'd want her in ways she never dared to imagine.

WIN - Leave LaVerne or Stephanie a question today at her Cyber Launch Party and your name goes in the hat for a copy of her new book! Please leave your email address so we can contact you if you are today's winner - Good Luck!

***NOTE - if you're having trouble leaving a comment, try switching browsers....seems blogger isn't playing nice with certain ones :-( or feel free to leave your questions for LaVerne or Stephanie over on our event posting at FACEBOOK and we'll include your name in our drawing!


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  2. WHOO-HOO! HAWT COVER! And the story is great too. LOL! Thanks for having us DeNita!

  3. Hello Author Island thank you for hosting us today. It's we and raining here right now. Hope it's dry where everyone else is.

  4. Cognrats LaVerne and Stephanie! Sounds like an awesome story and the cover is smoking! Is it hard to write a book with another person? What was your inspiration in writing this book? Or how did you come up with this idea?
    jessangil at gmail dot com
    Jessica B

  5. Good morning LADIES!!! Super congrats on the great release and I agree with Stephanie - it's an incredibly HOT cover!

    How did you two come to work together and have you worked together on other projects?

    Are you working on anything currently?

    I hope you enjoy your special day here at the Island and hope the new book is your biggest seller yet!

  6. Congrats on your release. My question is about collaboration. How does that work? Do you each write a character or a chapter or ...?

    1_trouble AT msn DOT com

  7. Hi Jessica- Steph and I have been critique partners for years so already understood each others writing styles so it was really easy for us to write together. This is actually the second book we wrote together. The first was part of a series we collaborated on, The 3 Sisters Series. We wrote the first book together about the youngest sister, then she wrote about the middle sister and I wrote about the oldest.

    And one of our favorite cover models was the inspiration behind the story idea.

  8. Hi DeNita and AI-

    Thank you. Steph and I are both working on several things. I just finished up the third book in my Guardian Agency Series that I write under Ursula Sinclair. That has more suspense and drama to it. And also a couple of paranormal works. I know Steph also just finished up a contemporary.

  9. Hi Donna,

    Thank you. I know other authors who co-write work do things a differently from Steph and me. And really I think it could depend on the story we're writing what we do. But so far one of us might write a chapter or a section. Then the other one goes over it. So by the time we're done the writing is seemless. We each bring something different to the story that makes it different from either of our independant work. You can't tell where one began and the other one started. That's real collaboration and gives us both yet another voice in which to write with. Plus it's a alot of fun writing with Steph she has a great sense of humor.

  10. Congrats on your latest release! What do you like to read for fun?

    smaccall AT

  11. Hey Ladies!

    Like LaVerne said we’ve been crit partners for years, we kinda know each other’s style. We haven’t come to blows about what should stay in a story and what should go—yet. LOL! And even though our styles are different (she’s deeper, I have a bit of a sense of humor and sarcasm), it works great when the story comes together.

  12. Hey DeNita and Al

    OMG! I’m working of several things. I’m working on another IR/Cougar story, a Christmas Threesome. WHOO-HOO! And a Contemporary IR/Threesome. Oh and a paranormal IR short.

    Okay, what I have out now is an Erotic IR/Cougar called DETENTION. A former student has the hots for his Vice Principal, and he turns the table holding her for detention. YUMMY!

    And I have a contest going for my fans and readers. I need ideas sent to me for a sequel to FOR RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY. It’s a IR/Threesome.
    I’m trying to make a name for myself in the Ménage a trois department. LOL
    Here’s the link to the contest on my blog:

    Anyone can play!

  13. hahahhahaha Like I said busy.

    For fun what do i read. Well I'm a member of RP World and I've been doing most of my reading there. The work is all original stuff and all free by some really talented writers writing in character form. Most of it is paranormal work so that's what I've been reading the most. I'd highly recommend Journey of The Princess of Ice

  14. OMG! Yes people, head on over to RPWolrd! Those stories will blow your mind!

  15. When I saw the cover, my jaw hit the ground. Very nice. What this story a lightbulb moment or more of a slow burn?

  16. Wow, great looking book! I always wonder how hard it is to write together. Does one come up with the idea and then the other bounces ideas? Or does one person write one part and the other another?
    debby236 at gmail dot com

  17. Hey Jen lightbulb. hahhhahahaha. And we pretty much had it about the same time.

  18. Hi Debby,

    Thanks. Phaze did a great job. I think if you find the right writing partner not hard at all. Sometimes one can come up with an idea then we talk it out. The key is I think listening to each other and just being in sync. We usually know where we want the story to go before we begin to write. We have a loose outline. Sometimes it's just okay this needs to happen in the next chapter and we write to get us there.

    The funny thing is our styles are different but when we write together like I said before it really becomes yet another style. One we create together. It just works.

  19. Hey Debby and Jen!

    Well, LaVerne and I came up with the story talking on the phone and exchanging emails. We were talking about a certain…ahem…male model, and we wondered: “How could a woman be relaxed in his arms especially nekkid! Then we said: “Hey, that would make a great story!”

    After some research and bouncing ideas and scenarios back and forth, a story was born. Sometimes it’s dangerous when we talk to each other, because we end up giving each other ideas and yet another story is brewing. LOL!

    As far as writing the story together, we pretty much have it mapped out before we hit the computer keys, and we each take a chapter following each other’s style.

  20. I love the concept of the story and would like to know if either of you has gotten the chance to meet any of the cover models.

  21. Love the cover and the story sounds exciting

  22. awesome sounding book! and the! congrats on your release! cant wait to read it! thanks!

  23. Thank you guys for being such great guests!