Hello my darlings, please welcome L.J. Hachmeister to the blog today for one of my very silly interviews in which I ask other authors the questions I wish people would ask me…
About you, the Author! L.J. Hachmeister
Tea or coffee and how do you take it?
Jasmine tea, hot, with a teaspoon of sugar. *Glances over to kitchen* Hmm. On that note, I think time for some tea!
Please describe your personal style for author appearances.
If I’m not in a t-shirt and jeans, you should suspect an alien impostor.
If I were to observe the writer beast in its native environment, what surprising thing might I see? What does the environment look like?
Most likely I’m in a pillow fort with a dog (or two) crawling over my lap, vying for attention. If it’s warmer out, you’ll find me swinging in the hammock with a dog trying to shove a frisbee in my hand.
If you could travel in any type of conveyance, what would it be?
I wanted to cheat and say “teleporter,” because I’m impatient and want to go exploring immediately. However, I do love the sky vessel “Caspartine” from “Stardust.” Imagine the wind on your face as you stand on the bow of that ship, flying through the clouds… *gazes off longingly*
No deviating: vanilla or chocolate ice cream on a plain or a sugar cone?
(Gail will use this to determine your level of sanity.)
Swirled, preferably, on a sugar cone, but if I must choose, chocolate. I love chocolate so much. At the rate I’m going, I’m pretty sure my body composition is 90% chocolate.
(Gail pronounces this perfectly sane.)
What’s most likely to make you laugh?
Oh gosh, I’m afraid to answer this. I’m a nurse by day, so I have a pretty warped sense of humor. However, I’ve taken to liking those “bad dad jokes.” Example:
Q: Why did the banana go to the doctor?
A: He wasn’t peeling well.
Since writers inevitably end up in the bar, what’s your poison?
*Sobs* Unfortunately, I developed gastroparesis in 2017, so no boozing for me. I’m not ashamed to admit, though, that I’d rather have a cold glass of chocolate milk over booze anyway. Ladies love milk mustaches, right?
About your book! The Laws of Attraction
What should readers eat while consuming your novel?
Something sweet that melts in your mouth.
What form does evil take within its pages?
It depends on how you define evil. At the beginning of the book, a fiercely independent, alluring woman who wants to unleash your innermost desires…
Which one of your characters would you most want to kiss and why?
Tough question! Rex or Syra. Rex embodies all that is dominant, confident, and sexy. Syra is outright fun and energetic, and I feel like kissing her would cause a glittery, rainbow explosion. I’d even consider Remy for a hot second because he’s a conscientious, strong, physically beautiful man who holds women in high regard, and is all about pleasing and consent.
What’s your favorite period in history and does it influence your world building?
The future. I know, that’s kind of cheating, but I like thinking about all the possibilities, and how we can change our actions today to create a better tomorrow. I grew up on “Star Trek: The Next Generation,” so the idea of holodecks, food replicators, hyposprays, transporters, fascinated me.
Which one of your characters would you most like to slap and why?
Niks, repeatedly, until she snaps out of the idea that she needs to have the “perfect life” according to what others dictate. Your life is your own, girl!
Without spoilers, what’s the funnest (or funniest) part of the book?
Well, as an author, all the spicy romance scenes were SUPER fun to write. I had to do a lot of enjoyable research, and interviewing my friend, who is a pro dom, was an eye-opener.
If your story smelled of something, what would that be?
Roses, musty – but enticing – body odor, perfume, and alcohol wipes (they’re on a medical starship!)
Laws of Attraction By L. J. Hachmeister
Nikkia “Niks” Rison thinks she has it all: A great career as a nurse, a steady boyfriend, and a life traveling the stars. That is until a medical experiment goes wrong and she’s tethered to the mind of Rex, a gorgeous – and dangerous – telepath who uses her unusual talents to unleash her clients’ desires. Caught in the middle of the intergalactic war against the telepaths, Niks faces her greatest fears as Rex is captured by the military and sentenced to a fate worse than death. Will Niks abandon everything she knows to save the one she loves?
A progressive love story and adventure that breaks all the rules.
~ Neo Edmund, Amazon bestselling author
50 Shades of Grey meets Sense 8 in this sweeping, futuristic tale.
~ D. J. Butler, Amazon bestselling author and Dragon Award winner
I have to say this is totally my thing and I can’t wait to read it!
Yours (destined to be killed by a tumbling TBR pile),
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