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Author Interview "Lucie Babikian"

May 12, 2017

 

 

Please tell our readers a little about yourself. 

 

I grew up in the Middle East, where romance novels were available, but most of them were difficult to find. It was and still is unheard of for a woman to consider reading or writing erotic romance, so, as you can imagine, e-book availability blew open my literary world. I devoured romance novels written in English. At one point, I was looking for a romance novel with a certain plot, a specific story and could not find it, so I decided I’d better write it. That was how my first book was born.

 

To quote author Toni Morrison, “If there's a book that you want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it.”

What keeps me going is my love for the written word. My passion is writing, and working on my books makes me feel alive.



Could you tell us a bit about your book and why it is a must-read? 

 

A dark past haunts Bella Valenti and she vows never to open herself to a man again. When she meets billionaire playboy Lorenzo Moretti at a Rome nightclub, she wants nothing more than to escape his magnetism and the vulnerability his presence arouses. 

Still, the passion between them can’t be denied, and their first date is electric. She knows his reputation -- this will not last. Lorenzo, for his part, finds himself surprisingly intrigued by the puzzle that is Bella.

 

He whisks Bella off to Monaco, where they succumb to their desires. But Bella’s past catches up with her, and Lorenzo steps in at the right moment to protect her. He demands to know what happened to her in the past, but Bella, worried he will judge her, at first refuses to tell him. It is only after another night of sensual lovemaking, that they both realize that something deep is happening between them, and Bella takes a chance and opens up.

As their love deepens, what neither of them realize is that soon Bella’s dangerous history will no longer remain in the past, and will threaten Bella’s safety, their love, and in the end, both of their lives. Will Lorenzo be able to save her in time? Will they both live through it?

What inspired you to write your book?

 

I’ve been writing stories since I was in college, but I had never published a book before Belonging to Him and honestly I never thought I would get the opportunity to do so. Before my first book I had written a few articles for an English magazine in Saudi Arabia. Romance has always been my preferred genre when picking my reads. But in the Middle East, access to English-language literature was limited, until the advent of e-book availability worldwide. With this new access, I discovered erotic romance, and it became my favorite genre. The new access to and connection with erotic romance changed my writing style and inspired me to pen my first erotic romance, Belonging To Him.

 

What was the most challenging aspect of writing your book?


With writing my characters, the better I know them, the easier and better writing my story becomes. My weakness is overcoming writers block, it’s a common problem I hear. I’m still trying to figure out faster ways to overcome it.

 

Do you have any unique or quirky writing habits?

 

Not quirky as such I would say, the most important for me is quiet and a big mug of hot coffee by my side. A good view definitely stimulates ideas, as I live on the 32nd floor I can always look out over the city as I write.

How did you come up with the title for your book?

 

After working through a lot of titles that didn’t work, one stuck and just needed some tweaking to get Belonging to Him. The title suits the book as Bella does belong to him in the end! That’s not a spoiler I promise!

Is there a message you want your readers to take away from your book?

Do you have any advice for the yet-to-be-published writers reading this?

Talking from my own experience, it’s always been a dream for me to get my book published and because of where I live, I never thought it was possible. But I did it! And most definitely so can you! You just need to believe in yourself and never let any negativity get to you. You’ve written a book and that’s awesome! If you love what you do, and you want to share it with the world, never let anything stand in your way of achieving your goals. I wanted to share my book with the world and I’m happy I found the courage and determination to do it.

What are you working on now?

 

 I am currently working on my second book, a follow up to Belonging to Him, exploring one of the minor characters much more intimately.

The setting this time is in Milan with our heroine hailing from Paris, two places which I’ve visited recently and loved.

The story centers around a woman who is called to work on a project and upon arriving realizes she knows the CEO from a risqué night they had previously shared. The plot thickens with themes of trust, friendship, lust and love as the story progresses.

What is your preferred method to have readers get in touch with or follow you (i.e., website, personal blog, Facebook page, etc.) and link(s)?

 

My name is Lucie Babikian and you can find me (and my book) on:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Belonging-Him-Lucie-Babikian/dp/1530647339/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8

Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/luciebauthor 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/luciebabikianauthor

Twitter: https://twitter.com/LucieBabikian

 

 

 

 

A dark past haunts Bella Valenti and she vows never to open herself to a man again. When she

meets billionaire playboy Lorenzo Moretti at a Rome nightclub, she wants nothing more than to

escape his magnetism and the vulnerability his presence arouses. Still, the passion between them can’t be denied, and their first date is electric. She knows his reputation -- this will not last.

Lorenzo, for his part, finds himself surprisingly intrigued by the puzzle that is Bella. He whisks Bella off to Monaco, where they succumb to their desires. But Bella’s past catches up with her and Lorenzo steps in at the right moment to protect her. He demands to know what happened to her in the past, but Bella, worried he will judge her, at first refuses to tell him. It is only after another night of sensual lovemaking, that they both realize that something deep is happening between them, and Bella takes a chance and opens up. As their love deepens, what neither of them realize is that soon Bella’s dangerous history will no longer remain in the past, and will threaten Bella’s safety, their love, and in the end, both of their lives. Will Lorenzo be able to save her in time? Will they both live through it?

 

 

About the author:

 

Lucie Babikian is Armenian, she lived in three different countries in the Middle East and now

resides in Jakarta with her husband and three children. She travels all around the world with her

family, and she loves it!

 

Her passion was always for the English language, and once the eBook stores were available

worldwide, Lucie had access to so many books, it was then she discovered erotic romance. It

became her first choice in picking her reads; and that is when her writing style changed and she was inspired to write her first erotic romance: Belonging To Him. Finding support in her community is very hard, but this was no longer a problem when everything became available online and she was able to share the stories in her head with the world, she became a member of RWA as well.Being free to write what she's passionate about and know that out there, there are people who share her passion is amazing.

 

Connect with the author:

 

lucie.babikian@gmail.com

 

Buy the book: 

 

The book is available on amazon - paperback and kindle https://www.amazon.com/Belonging-Him-Lucie-Babikian-ebook/dp/B01DCG6QS8

 

 

 

 

 

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