***INTERVIEW*** with Keren Hughes, author of Nothing Like the First Time.

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I’m pleased to have interviewed Keren as part of her blog tour for Nothing Like The First Time. I loved the book, here’s a link to my review.

I’ve watched Nothing Like The First Time climb the Amazon charts ever since its release. What do you think has been the secret of your success?

Honestly? I believe that readers taking a chance on my novel is what has helped me achieve success and as long as I have readers, I have everything I need.

Who is your favourite author, or book, or series?

Oh Lucy, there are just so many. Too many to name! I love JK Rowling, Richelle Mead, Abbi Glines, Colleen Hoover, Karen Rock, Julieanne Lynch, Natalie Hancock, Gracen Miller Summer Walden, E.L. James, and of course, you! (That’s not even a patch on how many authors I love but I can’t go on all day!)

*L.T. blushes and fans herself with a copy of her own book*

How did you come up with your plot and what inspired you to write the book?

NLTFT was inspired by a song by Lady Antebellum. The song is Nothin’ Like The First Time and the lyrics are just beautiful. I listened to it so often that one day I found I just had to write about it.

That’s so great! Both of my books are based on songs too. I think they make the best books because every song tells several stories. I love that song too, I’d never heard it before I read this book and now I’m a fan.

Who would you choose to play your characters if the book were to become a film?

Honestly? I don’t know. I really like the models I based the two main characters around, but they’re models not actors. If you want to know who I based them around, just Google search for Karlie Kloss and Toni Berenguer.

I saved them the trouble ;).

Karlie Kloss


Toni Berenguer


What do you like to do with your free time?

I like to read, write, and take time out to be with my son. I am a single mom to a 7 year old and I love just being with him. He enjoys reading too so it’s good that we can share that passion.

What are you working on at the moment?

A story about a woman whose husband commits suicide. It’s her journey of self-discovery and she has to learn if she is ready to love again.

What is your favourite food?

Hmm… I guess Christmas dinner. I love a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. I especially love pigs in blankets. But no sprouts!!

*Tuts* Keren, you must eat your greens! 😉

Do you suffer with writers block? If so, what do you do to overcome it?

I have suffered it once so far. It was when I went to write my first sex scene. Luckily I have a BFF who is an erotica author so I spoke to her about it and she said if I didn’t write it there and then, I never would. So I put some music on and began to write. The music? Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard and Freak Me by Another Level.

Where do you see yourself in ten years?

Hopefully I’ll have many more books published. I’d like to meet a nice guy and settle down too.

What do you drink at the pub? (An L.T. Kelly special question so I can get you a drink 😉 LOL)

Carling. Pints of. People think it’s unladylike to drink pints but honestly, I don’t care. I go out on a Friday with friends and I drink about 6 pints of Carling and have a laugh.

L.T. Kelly smiles and turns to the barman, “One pint of Carling and a glass of Rose for the ladies please.”

Thanks for a great interview, Keren! Remember to check out my review of NLTFT! The link is at the top of the page and contains links and info for the book.

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