Questions You Might Want to Ask…

Friday, Sep 29

But probably wouldn’t dare:

How much money do you make?

Answer: A LOT.

Your books are pretty sexy. Do you write from experience?

Answer: Wouldn’t you like to know.

Some of the things I’ve read on your blog indicate that you’re a Christian. Your books are seriously hot. What’s up with that?

Answer: I am definitely a Christian. As for the ‘seriously hot’ scenes in my books, well, I don’t subscribe to the Purtianical/Victorian notion that sex is inherently evil. In fact, I think that’s diseased thinking. God created sex, after all, and that means it’s good and wholesome, in its proper place. Like electricity or nuclear energy, sex can certainly be perverted and used for destructive purposes, but in the right context, it is a beautiful and sacred form of communion between two adults. The heroes and heroines in my books are not always married, but they are always in love with each other, whether they know it yet or not, and the love scenes are meant to be unabashed celebrations of that love, with all the attendant passion.

Don’t you get letters about the sex in your books?

Answer: A few. These days, most people communicate by email. The response to my love scenes is almost overwhelmingly positive, but I do hear from a few poor, shame-based, repressed souls who hate it. I usually feel sorry for them.

Do you advocate free love? In other words, if it feels good, do it?

Answer: Of course not. What kind of question is that? Sex is sacred. It is, at essence, a pale reflection of the Passion God feels for His people.

When people buy romance novels, are they looking for sex?

Answer: No. They’re looking for LOVE. For entertainment. For temporary refuge from their busy lives and their troubles. If they only wanted sex, they’d buy porn. Yes, yes, I know. Some people say romance novels are porn. Poor, misguided creatures. It must be a real bummer to be married to them.

About Linda

The daughter of a town marshal, Linda Lael Miller is a #1 New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author of more than 100 historical and contemporary novels, most of which reflect her love of the West.

Raised in Northport, Washington, Linda pursued her wanderlust, living in London and Arizona and traveling the world before returning to the state of her birth to settle down on a horse property outside Spokane.

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