Laurie Roma lives in Chicago and is the author of the IAD, Arcadian and 3013 series. She has always loved immersing herself in a good book and now enjoys the pleasure of creating her own. She can usually be found tapping away on her keyboard, creating worlds for her
characters while she listens to music. Of course her playlist depends on her
mood…but then again, so does her writing.
An avid reader of the romance genre, nothing bothers her more than annoying characters. Seriously, who wants a happy ending for someone that pisses you off? She loves tough alpha-male heroes and strong heroines that have brains as well as beauty. Her novels are filled with both passionate romance and down and dirty lust-driven interludes, as she believes both are essential to a good love story. She loves to hear from her readers and can be reached
How long have you been an author?
My first published novel as Laurie Roma came out in October of 2012. It’s only been a year and change, but it feels like so much longer.
Have there been any surprises along the way?
As an author, I find new surprises about the industry every day. Starting out, everything was new and exciting, but with every book I write I see there is so much more I need to learn.
Why this story? What was your inspiration to write it?
I love building new worlds and the 3013 Series gives me the opportunity to create an interesting
platform for romance to flourish. 3013: MATED gave me a chance to combine several of my favorite things; the future, dragons, ménage, sci-fi, technology, magic and everlasting love. For this book, the main characters are aliens from another planet who are looking for their mate. When the four Dragon Warriors land on Earth they instantly know that Liaison Officer Alexis Donovan is the female they have been searching for who will complete their souls.
What was your favorite part of the book to write?
My favorite part of the book was the world itself. Since I am sharing the 3013 world with a few other very talented authors, it was up to me to set the foundation for this new series. It was both exciting and nerve-wracking, but overall I was pleased with how this world has started to come to life.
Is there a message you want your readers to take away from this book?
I love characters that are flawed, who bring their own issues into a relationship because it makes them real. With that said, I’d like to think my message can resonate with everyone… No matter what happened in the past or how many obstacles life throws in anyone’s path, everyone deserves love and a chance to find their own happily ever after.
Do you have any other upcoming releases or projects you would like to talk about?
Right now I’m working on an all new contemporary series that has a little bit of everything…bad boys, military men, MMA fighters, bikers and best of all – romance. I am also working on my
next book in the 3013 Series, which is 3013: CLAIMED. For fans of my IAD and Arcadians series, have no fear; I’m planning on continuing both of those series and have no plans on stopping either any time soon.
Where can readers find you?
Who is on your "to be read" shelf?
I have to say I will read anything by Nora Roberts written as herself or as JD Robb. I also have Christine Feehan, Sherrilyn Kenyon, Lynn Kurland, Lisa Marie Rice and Lori Foster on my TBR list.
What are you reading now?
Christine Feehan’s Dark Wolf
If you could only pick one book from your childhood to preserve for others to read, what would it be?
I’d have to say a book of fairy tales. Happily ever afters are universal, no matter what age you
How do you find your muse?
LOL, you mean, how do I get her to leave me alone so I can sleep?
Where is your favorite spot to write?
In my living room, sitting on my comfy chair or sofa.
What book do you think should be made into a movie?
Can I say any of mine without me sounding like an ass? *wink wink*
Alexis Donovan is a woman whose dream of falling in love with the perfect men has been dashed because of her infertile status. Still recovering from a war that almost destroyed the world, humans have fought to rebuild and have once again opened their shields to outside visitors. As a liaison officer for alien races that are visiting Earth, Alexis does her best to ignore
what she can never have, but when she is put in charge of four visiting alien warriors, her entire world changes...
Dragons Warriors from Arcadia, Xavier and Galan Tesera and their best friends Thorn and Brydan Volis, have been curious about Earth ever since they helped the humans defeat
their enemy years ago. As commanders of their own space vessel they travel the galaxies searching out the unknown, but in their hearts they know they will never truly be satisfied without a mate by their side.
When the four Dragon Warriors land on Earth they are instantly enamored with the sharp-tongued liaison who ignites a burning passion in their hearts, and know that she is the mate they have been searching for who will complete their souls. Will Alexis take a chance on four alien warriors or will the fear of leaving everything she has ever known destroy her
chance of finding true love?
“Commander, sir! The Dragon Warrior visitors have arrived early and are waiting for permission to enter the shield.”
Jax heaved out a sigh. “Shit, they’re early. Ryans, open the shield and give them the coordinates over the Capital where they can enter our airspace. Have them land here in Dock C.”
“Right away, Commander Spartan.”
Officer Ryans relayed the information into his comms as he typed frantically on the tablet he held in his hand.
“Well, it looks like I’ll be acting as liaison after all,” Alexis said nervously. She’d thought she would
have a few days to sort out the assignment, but it didn’t seem like that was an option anymore. Even though she was a little worried, a part of her was excited to spend some time with visitors from Arcadia. She’d studied the Dragon Warriors, but had never actually met one in person.
Suck it up, she told herself. Shaking off her nerves, she straightened to her full height. She was a top-level officer for god’s sake.
She could…would handle this assignment.
Jax crossed his arms over his chest as his eyes narrowed. “I still don’t like this, Lex. I never thought Farris would be stupid enough to assign one of our female officers for this visit. You don’t have to take this assignment if you’re uncomfortable with it. I can order a replacement. Taking care of four men would be difficult for anyone.”
“I believe she will be more than capable.”
The deep voice that sounded out right behind her had Alexis spinning around, one hand on the hilt of the blaster at her hip. No one could have snuck up on both her and Jax without making a
sound, not with their training.
But someone had.
Oh, my stars…
Her eyes widened at the sight of the four giant warriors that seemed to appear right out of one of her wildest, sex-starved fantasies. Standing at well over seven feet tall, far bigger than
any of the elite soldiers she was used to being around, the four men towered over her with their powerfully built frames.
They each wore black leather pants paired with matching soft leather vests that left their muscular arms bare, except for the dark gold and silver tribal-looking tattoos that started on
their shoulders and covered their skin down to their wrists. The marking were similar to the tattoos wore by the elite soldiers that had formed a bonding unit with a claimed woman, except the Dragon Warriors’ were more far more elaborate in detail.
Obviously two sets of brothers, the first pair of warriors had long black hair that flowed loose around their broad shoulders while the other two males had dark brown hair. Each of the males
had two small braids fashioned at the sides of their temples, framing strong, perfectly sculpted faces. They had powerful, chiseled jaws, high cheekbones, and lush, sensual lips that she couldn’t help but wonder how they would feel pressed against hers.
Alexis’ breath caught as four pairs of glowing eyes focused directly on her. The two warriors with black hair stared at her with eyes that glowed a bright silver, while the other two had
iridescent golden eyes. It was like looking at the sun and moon, and those glowing eyes seemed to pierce straight into her soul.
The alien warriors ignored the elite soldiers converged in a circle around them, and continued watching her with some sort of intense scrutiny she didn’t understand. It was a struggle, but
Alexis tore her gaze away from them, finally able to take a deep breath now that
she had broken the thrall they seemed to have over her.
She frowned as she looked around at the soldiers training their weapons on the newcomers. It wasn’t often that alien visitors had the ability to transport themselves right onto the Earth’s
surface, but when they did it made most soldiers nervous. Officer Ryans stared at the alien warriors in awe, as did many of the other soldiers. Hell, Alexis had to admit she was still staring at them herself.
They were truly an impressive sight.
She looked back up at the giant warriors and saw what could only be described as amusement on the face of the male with golden eyes standing on the far right, while the male with silver eyes on the far left surveyed the soldiers with narrowed eyes. No matter the relaxed stances the visitors had taken, Alexis could sense that they were prepared for anything. It was in their tightly coiled muscles and their watchful gazes.
The two warriors in the middle ignored their surroundings, never once looking away from her. Both of their gazes were like a physical caress over her skin and her body heated in response.
The intensity of their focus made her feel vital and alive. Christ, her reaction to them was completely inappropriate, but she couldn’t help but imagine seeing their impressive bodies without clothing, sliding against hers.
“Perhaps we should say we come in peace,” the golden-eyed brother on the right said with a sardonic smile.