The Literary Vixen presents…
Joining us today is Megan Lowe! Her latest release, Bad Boy: An MM Bully romance (Good Boy/Bad Boy Duet Book 2) released on July 17th 2021.
Tell us a bit about yourself.
I’m a massive bookworm, wannabe booktoker, sometimes author, avid sports fan, tea drinker, pin collector, good music advocate, and admirer of good-looking men!
Congrats on your newest release! Tell me a bit about this series?
Thank you! It’s called Bad Boy and is the second half of my Good Boy/Bad Boy duet. It’s an MM bully romance, set in Chicago, with fast cars, and hopeless boys!
How many books have you written? Which is your fave?
Bad Boy is number 11, which is crazy!! I never thought I’d have one published, let alone 11!
My favourite has to be Royal Blue (Sovereigns of Savannah, book 1). It’s my first self-published book, which was a mountain of stress, but it’s 100% the book I wanted to write, exactly as I pictured it in my head. It was probably the easiest book I’ve written, and the one I’m most sure of.
When did you first realize you wanted to be a writer?
I’ve always been a writer. When I was little I used to make up my own newsletter, and distribute it to my parents. I never, ever dreamed I could actually be an actual writer.
I’m a trained journalist, but never got a “proper” job in that field. It was when I finally gave up on that path, that I started writing fiction. It was about seven years ago that I probably actually realised I could publish a book, either by myself, or through a publisher.
What was your hardest scene to write?
I don’t know about a particular scene, but I can tell you Good Boy was my hardest book to write! The whole thing! I wrote it during covid and my head was all over the place. I didn’t know where I wanted the book to go, who I wanted the characters to be. It was a mess. It’s not a mess anymore, though!
Have you done any book events/cons?
I’ve done a few, both in the US, and in Australia. I did have a few on the books for this year, but I’m unsure if they’re going to go ahead, and who knows when I’ll ever get back to the States, but I’m hopeful things will get better soon!
What is one of your guilty pleasure reads?
I don’t feel guilty about anything that I read, but I will re-read The Deal by Elle Kennedy at least twice a year! And every now and then I think you need a good, crammed full of smut book! Something where you don’t need to think to read it, you just need to enjoy!
If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Oh God! Right now I just want to get out of my state! I haven’t left Queensland since March last year! I was supposed to go to Melbourne in three weeks, but that doesn’t look like it will be happening. I also had a big trip to Dallas, New York, Boston, and New Orleans planned last year, but obviously that didn’t happen either!
So, for my sanity, I’d just like to get out of Queensland, but my usual answer would always be New York. It’s my favourite city in the world, closely followed by Nashville.
I’ve also been watching the Tour de France, and the scenery is just stunning! So I wouldn’t mind going back to Paris. But yeah, we’ll start with just going over the border!
What are you currently working on?
Right now, nothing! Self publishing is so hard, and stressful! I’m a worrier by nature, so I always blow everything up to like, a million times worse than it is! So once I’ve put a book to bed, I kind of crash!
In my line-up though I want to tackle the second Sovereigns of Savannah book, Regal Purple. I wrote it the end of 2019 and was about to send it to my editor, but I hated it, so I shelved it! But I think I’m ready to tackle it again.
I also want to write the third book in that series, Majestic Pink. I finally know who Magenta is and she’s slowly starting to talk to me, so I’m kind of excited to see where that goes.
I’ve also got an idea for either a mature YA or NA ménage, and a single-father romance.
I have a lot of ideas, but a love of being lazy and procrastinating! I also hand-write, so everything takes me like, three times as long.
What advice would you give to other authors?
Don’t hand write your books! Lol.
Besides that, read a lot. See what’s out there, how people do their stories, what their stories are about. Figure out what you like, what you don’t like, what you want your characters to be. You need a very clear voice.
In publishing terms? You will need an editor. I don’t care how many times you read your manuscript, or how good at grammar you are, you need an editor.
You also need a good cover designer. People do judge a book by it’s cover. Spend the money, on both things, because they are vitally important.
What is the one thing you want people to know about you and your books?
That I always try to put a spin on things. Whether it’s a combination you’ve never seen before, or a sport you’ve never heard of, I always try to be a little bit different!
Thank you Megan Lowe for chatting with me! I will include her information down below. Check out her newest series, GoodBoy/Bad Boy Duet today!
Cavanugh McLaughlin is a bad boy. He’s tried to be the good boy, the good son, but it’s not him.
Then Connor Siddell came into his world and changed everything.
For a chance to be with Connor, Cav is willing to change.
But in the wake of a life-threatening accident, Cav is forced to face his truths.
Is the accident enough to turn this bad boy good?
Or is it too late, for both of them?
*Bad Boy is book two of the Good Boy/Bad Boy duet and must be read in order.
Bad Boy contains a depiction of suicide. Reader caution is advised.
Megan Lowe is a lost journalism graduate who after many painful years searching for a job in that field, decided if she couldn’t write news stories, she would start listening to the characters whispering stories to her and decided to write them down. She writes Mature YA, New Adult/Contemporary Romance stories with a difference. She is based on the Gold Coast but her heart belongs to New York City. When she’s not writing she’s either curled up with a good book, travelling or screaming at the TV willing her sporting teams to pull out the win.
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