Tuesday, December 3, 2013

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Interview With ARAMUS Author Eve Langlais



Some readers report they’ve been experiencing paranormal romance fatigue for some time now. If that’s the case, author Eve Langlais has just the antidote—and its name is science fiction romance!

Eve Langlais has been consistently and prolifically penning sizzling SFR stories for the past several years. Her tales involve either seductive aliens or brooding, dangerous cyborgs. When I recently had reason to visit her site again, I marveled at how many more stories she had on tap since the last time I’d been there. I said to myself, this is an author who’s serious about sci-fi romance.

Read her bio because a) it’s charming and b) she provides us with many tags about the types of fantasies she offers. One of them is the dynamic of human heroines who harness the power of love to bond with an extraordinary hero. So if one enjoys paranormal romance, one can find similar elements in Eve Langlais’ SFR books.

The author pairs her heroes with a type of heroine one doesn’t encounter very often in mainstream print or even digital-first romances. It’s part of her brand and I’m thankful she consistently provides readers with such an alternative, especially in a science fictional setting. I won’t spoil it for you since I invited Eve Langlais aboard for a meet and greet! 

Read on to learn all about the woman behind the cyborg hotties:

The Galaxy Express: When did you know you wanted to become an author? How long have you been writing for publication?

Eve Langlais: Like many, I aspired to becoming a great author in my youth, but the reality was I needed a job to pay the bills. Hence, the imaginary worlds I dreamt up as a teenager got shelved for almost twenty years. It wasn’t until 2009 that I began to write again, more because I was frustrated at the lack of books telling stories my way lol. To my surprise, and delight, the characters and scenarios I brought to life hit a note with some epublishers and readers, and my writing career took off.

TGE: With so many romance subgenres available, why do you write science fiction romance?

EL: Science fiction is a genre with so many possibilities. The chance to structure a new society, race and entirely new dogma is addictive. And fun! I’m one of those people who truly believes there is life out there. As an avid watcher in my youth of Star Trek, and other sci-fi adventures/movies, I couldn’t help but imagine the wonders that lurked beyond our star system. As a writer, I can now share some of my visions with readers.

TGE: How many erotic science fiction romances have you written? What's the average length of your books?

EL: I am up to eleven science fiction romances ranging from about 25 thousand words to over 50. What can I say, I am prolific lol.

TGE: You have three erotic sci-fi romance series: the Abduction series, the Alien Mate series, and Cyborgs: More Than Machines. Are they best read in order (and if so, why) or do the stories stand alone? 

EL: While each of the stories can be read as a stand alone, for full world immersion and to grasp the random reference to pervious characters or events, I would recommend reading them in order. Not to mention they’re all lots of fun J
 
TGE: ARAMUS, book four of your Cyborgs: More Than Machines series, is your most recent offering. What kind of erotic and romance fantasy can readers expect from this story?

EL: My cyborg stories, while containing hints of the humor I’m well known for, also have a darker edge. The cyborgs went through horrific abuse at the hands of human and aren’t very forgiving about it. They struggle against their humanity and their emotions, especially Aramus. It takes the meeting of the right woman to show them love can be a strength and a possibility for these men who are also part machine.

Aramus is probably the book that best sums up the emotional struggle and journey.
Wiping out humanity is his number one objective—until he meets her.

Aramus has no patience or sympathy for the excuses humanity uses to hunt cyborgs down and eradicate them. He’s put up with too much at their hands to ever forgive and forget. But all that changes when he rescues a fragile human doctor who refuses to see him as a machine. She teaches him that perhaps not all emotions are a weakness and that love can make even a cynical cyborg like him stronger.

And for those who’d mock his change of view or threaten his female? Go ahead. His iron knuckles could use some exercise.
The Cyborgs: More Than Machines books can be read as stand alone stories, however, for total reader enjoyment it is recommended you read them in order.


TGE: In your bio, you state that many of your heroines are women of curves. Please share a few of your relevant SFR titles. What is it about curvy heroines that appeal to you?

EL: Actually, most of my heroines are ladies with a bit of cushion. Being a larger sized girl, I wanted to write about heroines I could relate to. Girls with healthy appetites and in most cases, a positive body image. In the cases where the heroine struggles with her weight, I make sure that the hero shows her that he loves her as she is. And in the case of Alien Mate, thinks she’s hotter because of her extra pounds ;D

TGE: What's your favorite fictional science fiction gadget?

EL: The translator. Seems like such a simple thing, but can you image a world, or a society where language isn’t a barrier? 

TGE: Please describe a few of your favorite cyborg/alien characters from books, film, or television.

EL: It’s not so much characters as whole series, like Star trek, especially the Next Generation—I miss Jean Luc! Star Wars, Battlestar Galatica…I totally love anything sci fi related.

TGE: What else can readers look forward to from you in terms of science fiction romance?

EL: I am currently hard at work on Seth, the fifth story in my cyborgs series. His is an interesting tale because we’re going to really get a look at the origins of the cyborgs. Lots of surprises coming in this one. I am also toying with an idea for a new Alien Abduction book—my purple guys are addictive. And, I’ve had on the shelf for a while now, a new book partially started about a race of aliens who meet a wormhole and a human. So many stories, so few hands! Lol.

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Ms. Langlais, thanks for your time, and for your art!

Discover more about Eve Langlais by following her on Twitter: EveLanglais

Joyfully yours,

Heather