Tell us about yourself and how many books you have written.
I am a mother, makeup artist, and author from West Tennessee. I have written two books so far with many more in the works! I started writing to take all the best parts I liked about romance novels and mash them up.
What is the name of your latest book and what inspired it?
Redemption The Buchanans Book 1 was published in Dec 2021 and was inspired by a lot of things. I chose an Irish mafia because my husband is Irish descent. I chose mafia romance because I liked my books with a little danger. And I chose an HEA because cliffhangers give me heartburn! It’s all the things I love about a romance novel, and none of the things I don’t.
Do you have any unusual writing habits?
I have a strict “one day on, one day off” policy. I try not to write everyday because I suffer from burnout very quickly. I spend the “off” days filming marketing videos, editing previously written chapters, or taking a break altogether. It helps me reset for the next writing day.
What authors, or books have influenced you?
My favorite romance author is Jayda Marx, I’ve really enjoyed everything she’s written.
What are you working on now?
Book 2 in the Buchanan series, Avarice, is due on March 26, 2022. I’m currently working on the last third of the book.
What is your best method or website when it comes to promoting your books?
I film a lot of Tiktok videos promoting both my books and my makeup looks. That’s the best place to get in touch with me outside emails, because I am ALWAYS logged on.
Do you have any advice for new authors?
Don’t overwhelm yourself. I know it seems like there is a laundry list of things to do before your book goes live. But break it down into smaller chunks and give yourself some grace.
What are you reading now?
I am currently reading Thrive by Shain Rose
What’s next for you as a writer?
The Buchanans will be a four book series, but I also have a reverse harem and shifter series in the works!
If you were going to be stranded on a desert island and allowed to take 3 or 4 books with you what books would you bring?
The four book “Books of Pellinor” series by Allison Croggon. I discovered the series in college at a time when I really needed a strong female character.
Author Websites and Profiles
Lexy Ray Amazon Profile
Lexy Ray’s Social Media Links