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B. Lisa, author of You Know Better
B. Lisa takes you into the lives of four people dealing with the ups and downs in their relationships and friendships caused by love, lies and lust. You Know Better is not a typical story but a story anyone could relate too. It is written similar to Waiting to Exhale, where friendships and relationships are put to the testÂ and mixed with elements reminiscent of Afterburn where true love is found.
You Know Better is an erotica mixed with urban street lit that tells the story of four friends who are either being mistreated for loving, scared to love, vows never to love and who wants to share their love. Because of the betrayal, deception and unfaithfulness that are going on in their relationships and friendships, will they have a chance at love?
Joey Pinkney: Where did you get the idea and inspiration to write You Know Better?
B. Lisa: The inspiration came from a challenge from my little sister to write a better story than the book we both were reading. The idea that sparked You Know Better came from a conversation between a friend and I. My friend was going through some craziness with her boyfriend, and the things she was allowing him to do to her made me think she should have known better.
JP: Why did you decide to mix erotica, urban lit and romance to tell the story in You Know Better?
BL: After reading many erotica books and many urban lit books, I wanted my first book to have all the key ingredients to makes me want to read it in a day. With the combination of erotica, hot and steamy sexy sex scenes mixed with urban lit, very explicit and strong language, to me, itâ€™s the perfect recipe of an interesting page-turner.
JP: As an author, what are the keys to your success that lead to You Know Better getting out to the public?
BL: Besides word of mouth, book signings, family and friends, facebook, myspace and twitter, people like you, Mr. Pinkney, that offers interviews on the author and their books.
JP: As an author, what is your writing process? How long did it take for you to start and finish You Know Better?
BL: This started out as a joint venture between my little sister and me. I was to start it, and she was to finish it. I end up writing the entire story. Because I was working two jobs, I wrote You Know Better in about nine months.
My writing process consists of watching people, listening to everyday conversations and writing down phrases of what people are saying if I think it is something I may want to put in my book. I also listen to music and just using my imagination.
JP: Whats next for B. Lisa?
BL: Iâ€™m in the process of finishing up my third novel, One Love One Addiction: The Alicia Coles Story. Iâ€™m having my second novel, La Femme Nikki, professionally edited. Iâ€™m still promoting my debut novel, You Know Better.
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