5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Loretta R. Walls, author of Rendezvous

JoeyPinkney.com Exclusive Interview
5 Minutes, 5 Questions With…
Loretta R. Walls, author of Rendezvous
(Nu Cherte Publishing)

Rendezvous: appointment or meeting place.

For Menchyon Martinez, it was the perfect name to build a perfume company upon. As the CEO of Rendezvous, his moves should never be questioned…or should they?

Paris, France, sent Nieva Claiborne to Summer Springs and straight into the arms of the man who wanted her heart. Would Menchyon’s lust get the best of him as she’d be within his reach?

Francisco Kidd was a master playa and made no bones about his status. Until Nieva joined the Rendezvous family, he was comfortable in his skin…

Can the employees of Rendezvous Industries keep it together to launch the biggest perfume project of their careers?

No day is ordinary when one decides to… Rendezvous.

Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the inspiration to write Rendezvous?

Loretta R. Walls: Rendezvous was inspired by the daily drama I’ve endured in the workplace and what others have experienced. It was written with the top floor in mind, keeping their perspectives in play throughout the entire novel.

It was time for someone to speak out on a different level. That someone just happened to be me.

JP: What sets Rendezvous apart from other books in the same genre?

LRW: I write what I consider “Original Urban Romance” based on the concept that my thoughts are original, the settings are usually of an urban environment and there’s plenty of romance going on.

The wooing of characters, setbacks, drama moments, disappointments and shortcomings are what make Rendezvous a standout amongst the novels on the market today.

JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that led to Rendezvous getting out to the public?

LRW: Meeting people directly is the number one key of all. You must be in the public eye, willing to shake hands, make a friend. It’s common for me to overhear a conversation in the grocery store about a book and I go introduce myself.

How else will one know who I am? Not everyone is an online fanatic willing to browse the web and learn about me.

Building strong connections with reputable book clubs is another avenue that has worked in my favor. One has to reach out but be professional when doing so.

JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take you to start and finish Rendezvous?

LRW: When I write, I have to begin with an outline. There is no functioning without one. Since I publish myself, I usually allow a year to write the novel.

With other projects on the table, that timeline has to be managed very closely. I wrote Rendezvous over the course of a year. Quality always comes first. Speed will never outshine quality on any day. Ever.

JP: What’s next for Loretta R. Walls?

LRW: Up next is the pending release of Rendezvous 2: Nieva’s Dilemma, spurned by the success of Rendezvous. Also, I will be penning erotica under the name Embue (French for steamy) for the SK MINIS imprint with Samara King, due out this fall.

Other than that, working my authors and preparing to sign more novels than ever before.





Thank you, Joey, for the opportunity to share my world with the online literary family. Since our MySpace days (smiles), you’ve always been a positive force for others to spotlight their work. You are greatly appreciated.

A very special thanks to ARC Book Club, Inc. for their love and support of my journey as well. You all are one of a kind!

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9 thoughts on “5 Minutes, 5 Questions With… Loretta R. Walls, author of Rendezvous”

  1. I love the comment “How else will one know who I am? Not everyone is an online fanatic willing to browse the web and learn about me.” A lot of people out here rely on online entities to promote their book.

    Kudos Loretta and Joey… I enjoyed this interview!

  2. Thank you, Ni’cola for taking the time out to read my interview. It’s so very important to know a personal touch is essential in this day and time. I love meeting people and speaking with them about my work and publishing. Technology is great but it’s not the end all to forge new relationships in the literary industry.

  3. Enjoyed reading this interview and getting to know her a little better. I have added to Rendezvous my to read list.

  4. Good afternoon, Rhea.

    Thank you for taking the time out to read my interview. I hope you enjoy RENDEZVOUS and what Nu Cherte Publishing has to offer.


    Loretta R. Walls

  5. I am an avid reader and will add your book to my list, this was a great interview, and you are right about getting to know about you and other authors, I come to Joey’s site everyday and have enjoyed some great books from authors I had never heard of…Keep up the Good work Joey…

    1. I’d like to second what Joyce has picked up in Loretta’s interview. You do have to use physical contact as well as social media websites in order to have a true impact on your potential readers. Thank you so much, Joyce, for coming to http://JoeyPinkney.com so often. It’s avid readers like you and authors like Loreta that keep my energy going.

      If there will continue to be readers and writers like you coming to grace this website, then I will keep trying to pump out these great interviews.

  6. Good evening, Joyce.

    Thank you for taking time out of your day to read my interview. Far too many times people forget that personal interaction is priceless. My goal is to do more of that. Authors must speak to their perpsective readers. Also, thank you for supporting Joey’s site. He has an excellent platform many have utilized. It is appreciated.


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