Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Author, author...

... read all about it!

Please help me give a warm welcome for today's guest...

W. Lynn Chantale

Hi W. Lynn, great to have you with us. 

What or who initially inspired you to become a writer?

Reading the same sad plots of naive women with wealthy older men or the cowboy on a ranch in a part of the country I’d never live.


What kind of research do you do for a novel and how extensive do you get?

It depends on the novel, but I’ve made phone calls, scouted locations, spent time in libraries, toured old homes, etc. It just depends on what the story needs.


Do you have a special place you like to do your writing? Such as an office, a spare room, the dining room table, your couch?

I’m relegated to the dining room. Before we moved I had an office of sorts, but being in the dining room keeps me in contact with my family.


As a reader, what types of works do you like to read and do you think they influence the genre/genres you write in?

Most definitely. I’m a bit of a mystery/thriller junkie and that bleeds through at time. I also, like reading historical romances.


What is your favorite method of writing...as in laptop, desktop, Ipad or the old fashioned pencil and paper??  And do you plot out your story or go with the flow of your muse?

 I go with the flow of the muses. My favorite method of writing is on a laptop, although I will jot down notes and such on paper.


When you need a break or some time off from the trials of being a writer, what can you be found doing?

Playing video games with the kids, bass guitar, or getting out the house.


Is there anything about yourself nobody knows that you would like to share with our readers??

I asked this question out loud and my children looked at one another, then me and said no. So maybe I should keep those few little secrets to myself.


For fun, I have a few personal questions,  

Your Favorite 5

1) Favorite color - Blue

2) Favorite dessert -Chocolate

3) Favorite Season -Spring

4) Favorite sad song-One Last Cry by Brian McKnight

5) Favorite Romantic movie -An American President


And a bonus, what is your ideal romantic vacation??

A trip to Paris, France with my honey.


Where can our readers find you?? 
Download my free Author App to your Android or Apple IOS device.


Is there an upcoming or current release you would like to share with us today and where can we find it?


My current release is Lust and Bound.  



Trisha, a recent divorcee, wants to explore the wilder side of sex and discover a more sensuous part of herself. When long-time client Zach Walters suggests a weekend together, she agrees. He provides her with an unforgettable night of hot, sweaty sex, while unbeknownst to either of them the tryst is being recorded.

No woman has ever excited Zach Walters like Trisha. He’s willing to indulge his fantasies as well as hers, but he can’t afford to get too close. He has a weakness for damsels in distress and a secret to protect. Only one thing threatens their happiness—a vengeful ex-husband.


Trisha scrambled backwards. If he touched her now, she wouldn’t get a chance to find out.

“See what?” He loosened his tie.

“Your tattoo.”

He chuckled. “Is that all?”

“It’s enough. You’ve distracted me every other time.”

With a smirk he nodded and unclasped his cufflinks. “My lady’s wish is my command.” He allowed the accessories to drop on the nearby table. The heavy thunk echoed her pounding pulse.

Trisha moistened dry lips, her breath hitching at each button he loosened. His eyes never wavered from hers. He eased the garment from his shoulders and let it drop to the floor, revealing his sleeveless shirt beneath.

She’d seen stripteases before, but none affected her like this one.  The muscles of his biceps flexed when his hands went to the front of his slacks. He unbuckled his belt and undid the clasp, before yanking his t-shirt free of the waistband. He grasped the ends of his shirt and slowly lifted the cotton. With each inch of smooth chocolate skin revealed, desire throbbed anew. He discarded the shirt. She sucked in a breath and feasted upon the hard lines of his torso and abs.

Desire crackled with each beat of her heart. She stepped closer. The tattoo was incredibly detailed, each scale on the design seemed to have a luminosity that seemed to ripple and glow with each breath he drew. The image must have taken hours to render.

“You take my breath away, baby girl.”

She met his gaze. “I do?” Surprise colored her voice.

“No woman has ever looked at me like that before.” He smoothed a hand over her hair.

“Like what?”

“Like you want to devour me.”

Heat tinged her cheeks. Could he really read all that in her eyes? With shaking fingers she pushed her hair from her face.

“And what if I do?” she challenged.

“I’m yours.” He held up a hand and crooked a finger. She lifted her hand and swept her fingertips along the outline of his chest. He trembled at her touch.

If she could have a night to trace the tattoo inked into his skin, it still wouldn’t be long enough. She lost herself in the texture of his skin. Fine hairs teased her fingers as she drifted them down his chest to the top of his abs.

Somehow she resisted the urge to explore all those delicious muscles or kiss the narrow patch of hair on his washboard stomach and focused on her task. She wanted to find how far the ink went.





Before we let you leave us W. Lynn, do you have a favorite recipe you'd like to share?  I like to cook and am always looking for new recipes to try and share but it's totally up to you.


Beef Stroganoff

1 1/2 pounds beef sirloin steak, 1/2 inch thick flat iron or skirt steak maybe used, just remember to cut across the grain

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced (2 1/2 cups)

2 medium onions, thinly sliced

3 garlic clove, finely chopped

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 1/2 cups beef broth

1/2 teaspoon salt

2 tablespoons ketchup

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour


1.  Cut beef across grain into about 1 1/2x1/2-inch strips.

2.  Saute garlic in butter. Add beef in same skillet until brown. Stir in 1 1/3 cup of the broth, the salt and ketchup. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Add onions. Cover and simmer 15 minutes.

3.  Cook mushrooms.

4.  Stir remaining broth into flour; stir into beef mixture. Heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. Stir in sour cream; heat until hot (do not boil). Serve over noodles.

 Makes 6 servings!

Yummy!!  I think Stroganoff is one of my favorite dinners, thank you so much for this recipe !!

It was great learning more about you today and please visit again, we would love to have you!

Readers, make sure you pick up your copy today of Lust & Bound!

Until next time, happy reading!!




  1. Thank you, Krista for having me here today. I hope you enjoy the stroganoff, it's a family favorite at my house. Sometimes we serve it over mashed potatoes or rice to give it a different flair. :-)

  2. What a great interview!

    Your recipe sounds delicious. I'm going to have to give that a try sometime.