I'm really excited that Lexi is here with us today! I've been reading Welcome to Eden (I'm on book 2) and I'm loving the characters and the plot. And of course, there are the h-o-t love-making scenes. Phew! Someone give me a fan. If you haven't picked up your copy, DO IT - after you read Lexi's interview. :-) Enjoy!
Hi! To start off, please tell us your name, where you’re from, and what you write.
I’m Lexi Post, a native of nowhere, but I moved back to the mainland from the Caribbean a few years ago. I now live in Florida. I write hot paranormals, sizzling cowboys, and hunks from out of this world. That’s because I’m inspired by classic literature and each original I read sparks something different for me. I don’t retell the classics, I’m inspired by them, often picking up where they left off.
How did you become an author? Please share a bit of your journey with us.
I was a reader first, of course. I also majored in English in college, so after grad school when I started wishing a romance story had gone a different way, I decided to try writing. I worked on my first novel for three years! Then I stopped writing when I experienced my own romance story which included Scotland and a villain. I finally started writing again and this time I decided to write what I know, so I started writing sexy romances inspired by classic literature. In 2012 I received my first publishing contract and now I’m working on my 28th book. I have a few finished manuscripts hanging around as well that need some tender loving care. And that first book? Under the bed until I feel up to the challenge of a complete overhaul. LOL.
What are you working on now? Do you have a recent or upcoming release?
I just released a boxed set of the first three books in my Eden series. I love this series inspired by Emily Dickinson poetry. It takes place on a planet where only men are born and clothes are non-existent. The Edenists are descended from humans brought to Eden from Earth, but something about Eden not only causes them to evolve with paranormal abilities, but also keeps any females from being born. Therefore, a law is instituted that women are chosen from Earth and must have at least two husbands, or beloved. The women are practically worshiped, but there are flaws in this utopia
What is the most challenging part of writing science fiction?
For me, it’s the language. Since I write more of a social sci-fi, not a technical sci-fi, the language is important. Many of the words take root in a particular country’s language, while others are more simple words for what we call things. For example, filoz is a play on the Greek word for friendship and is a group of men who have become brothers-of-the-heart and are ready to have a woman join them. However, long seat, which means couch, or shiner, which means lantern. These are words I imagine another civilization might use for what we have. Then there are the names. They must be unique, but pronouncable. I try to keep them fairly simple: Wareson, Nassic, Jahl, Khaos, Sandale, Theron, Rekah, Konala, etc.
What kind of research do you do when you set out to write a new book?
It all depends on the genre. If I’m writing time travel there is a lot of historical research. If it’s sci-fi, I’ll research my heroines’ occupations or the conditions on a small planet with two moons and a sun, etc. With my paranormals, I do a lot of location research and background research. In HEART OF FRANKENSTEIN, I had to check on when it grew dark and light in the Arctic Circle based on the time of year as well as extensive research on hypothermia and frostbite. Of course, the primary research starts be reading the classic story and knowing what really occurred and not what the movies or television portray.
What is your work or personal experience involving the elements of science fiction?
I’m not a scientist. I’m more curious about different social constructs. I also have to admit that I’m a Star Trek fan from way back. What fascinates me most is the worlds the crew visits and what the society beliefs and value systems are and how those are caused by, or in conflict with, the natural environment.
What/who do you like to read and do you have a favorite genre/author?
I absolutely adore and admire Jennifer Ashley. I’ve received wonderful advice from her, and I absolutely love her books. Her Shareem series gave me the guts to try sci-fi romance. My favorite heroes of hers are Cameron MacKenzie from one of her historical series and Liam from her Shifters Unbound series. She’s sort of a role for me, proving that an author can write in a few sub-genres and be successful.
Please tell us your favorite holiday and why.
I love Halloween. It’s really an awesome chance to someone you aren’t in everyday life. What’s better than dressing up as Wonder Woman, a witch, or Xena the Warrior Princess? And yes, I’ve done all of those. Plus, there’s all the great colors, like purple and orange. And of course, the candy! I’m a sweet-aholic so I’ve always loved Halloween.
City, suburb, or small-town?
Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or white chocolate?
Alpha, beta, or both?
Wine, whiskey or punch?
Boxers, briefs, or commando?
Cowboy boots, biker boots, or flip-flops?
Cake, cookies, or crumpets?
Top, bottom, or against the wall?
All of the above. LOL.
Biceps, abs, or buns?
Cats, dogs, or exotics? CATS!
Giz may act like a dog, but he’s all cat.
Any last words before we say goodbye?
Just a note, I make ice cream every weekend, so of course I answered as I did above. LOL.
Welcome to Eden
July 16, 2019
Anthology ~ Science Fiction ~ Menage ~ Bisexual Romance
Welcome to Eden. The men here are strong in mind, body, and heart. They will love you unconditionally, protect you with their lives, and seek to please you. Be patient with them. No matter how it appears, they are not perfect.
Cruise into Eden via an Earthly nude cruise as Erin meets the two Edenists who’ve been watching her for years, hoping she’ll be their beloved despite them having been exiled from the gold and white city of Naralina. You’ll learn all you need to know to enter the planet Eden where only males are born, each with his own paranormal “kindred” ability, clothing is nonexistent, and their goal in life is to cherish their women.
Don’t be surprised to find an Unexpected Eden as you are whisked away in the nick of time with Serena as three handsome, naked hunks save her and her friend from certain death on Earth. But not everyone escapes unscathed, and the ramifications, despite living in the beautiful trees of Loraleaf, are far-reaching.
When you join Jaelene as she follows her sister through what can only be described as a portal, you’ll find yourself lost in this Eden Discovered. Luckily, one naked Edenist saves Jaelene from another with bad intentions. But one Edenist is never enough on planet Eden…as you’ll soon discover.
More about Lexi
Lexi Post is a New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of romance inspired by the classics. She spent years in higher education taking and teaching courses about the classical literature she loved. From Edgar Allan Poe's short story “The Masque of the Red Death” to Tolstoy’s War and Peace, she's read, studied, and taught wonderful classics. But Lexi's first love is romance novels so she married her two first loves, romance and the classics. From hot paranormals to sizzling cowboys to hunks from out of this world, Lexi provides a sensuous experience with a “whole lotta story.” Lexi is living her own happily ever after with her husband and her cat in Florida. She makes her own ice cream every weekend, loves bright colors, and you will never see her without a hat.