July 16th, 2004 Chat with Lorie O’Clare
22:08:42 Lorie enters this room
22:08:52 [robint] aaah here she is!
22:08:55 [robint] WB Lorie
22:08:59 [KimCox] Hey Lorie
22:09:02 [Lorie] Hi Everyone!!!
22:09:08 [Stef] Hiya.
22:09:10 [Lorie] gotta LOVE AOL
22:09:13 [Dani] Hi Lorie!
22:09:23 [KimCox] it does have it’s perks
22:09:29 [Lorie] Hi Dani
22:09:33 [robint] AOL does not do Java well.
22:09:35 [KimCox] it may be that new pop up thing they have
22:09:36 [BrennaLyon] hugs Lorie
22:09:36 [Lainie] Hi Lorie
22:09:37 [Jacqueline] Hi Lorie! Glad you made it!
22:09:41 [Lorie] i just wanted to be socially late…..LOL
22:09:42 [robint] But I love it anyway. *g*
22:09:48 [Lorie] thanks Jacq
22:10:00 [Lainie] LOL Lorie
22:10:05 Glenda enters this room
22:10:14 [BrennaLyon] well, you got that one right…10 min is a good late time
22:10:14 [robint] LOL
22:10:14 [delisi] Glad you made it, Lorie!
22:10:16 [Jacqueline] Now that our guest is here, we’ll go ahead and start.
22:10:17 [KimCox] Welcome Glenda!
22:10:24 [Jacqueline] Hi Glenda!
22:10:27 [Glenda] hi all
22:10:34 [Lorie] So what have I missed? Any good stuff??
22:10:38 [Dani] Hi Glenda!
22:10:44 [robint] Nope.
22:10:49 Barbara enters this room
22:10:52 [Lorie] Tell me bout it Brenna…..sigh
22:10:55 [KimCox] Just getting started
22:10:59 [Dani] introductions…
22:11:02 [BrennaLyon] just a sales pitch…who was that guy?
22:11:08 [robint] Hi Barbara.
22:11:13 [Lainie] not yet – waiting for our esteemed guest
22:11:14 [robint] Too funny, Brenna, huh?
22:11:26 [Lainie] I can hardly see that color Kim – hard to read, too
22:11:38 [Lorie] Is this a good color? Can everyone see me??
22:11:51 [Glenda] yes. good color Lorie
22:11:52 [robint] Yep, Lorie.
22:11:52 [Jacqueline] Thank you all for joining us at Word Museum Chat this evening. Our guest is Lorie O’Clare, best-selling author of the NUWORLD series
22:11:56 [Dani] yes Lorie
22:11:57 [KimCox] oops
22:12:04 [Lorie] Thanks Kim….my overworked eyes can hardly see you
22:12:18 [BrennaLyon] better Kimso how do I et back to black
22:12:35 [Barbara] I just arrived
22:12:39 [Lorie] just a bit more to the left…LOL
22:12:41 [EJ] Hi Lorie!
22:12:41 [Lainie] Jacki – how do you want me to help you tonight?
22:12:43 [BrennaLyon] the solid bar at the beginning is black
22:12:43 [robint] k, guys … i have to do one more thing for my little one. I’ll be back in a few moments.
22:12:53 [KimCox] now
22:12:55 [Jacqueline] Please give Lorie a warm welcome before she tells us about this wonderful series.
22:12:58 [KimCox] okay
22:13:04 [Jacqueline] Please, Lainie
22:13:08 [Lorie] Hello Everyone…thanks for making time for my chat
22:13:13 [Stef] Cyber hug!
22:13:17 [BrennaLyon] yeah Lorie
22:13:20 [Glenda] welcome Lorie!!
22:13:24 [KimCox] Welcome Lorie, we’re happy to have you
22:13:32 MaryD exits from this room
22:13:33 [KimCox] can’t wait to hear about your series
22:13:39 [Lorie] glad I could make it…LOL
22:13:40 [Dani] Hi Lorie!
22:13:58 [Barbara] Hi, Lorie
22:13:59 [Lorie] of course after I am on IE i see the note bout AOL users using IE
22:14:06 [Lainie] Yes I can. love to
22:14:09 [Jacqueline] LOL
22:14:28 [Lorie] Jacq….how shall we do the format?
22:15:01 [Jacqueline] Go ahead and tell us a little about NUWORLD, then we’ll take questions.
22:15:05 [robint] i’m back guys
22:15:14 [Stef] wb
22:15:18 [BrennaLyon] hugs robin
22:15:23 [Lorie] Sounds great!
22:15:32 [robint] ty, stef, HUGS brenna
22:15:58 [Lorie] NUWORLD is an action packed, sensual adventure into a land in our future
22:16:08 [Lorie] The first book NUWORLD is already out
22:16:22 MorganHawk enters this room
22:16:23 [Lorie] TARA THE GREAT will be out in a couple weeks…August 1st
22:16:36 [Lorie] ALL FOR ONE comes out in November
22:16:39 [Jacqueline] Welcome, Morgan
22:16:51 [Lorie] and there are three more books in the series scheduled for release next year
22:16:55 [BrennaLyon] wave worgan
22:17:00 [robint] HI Morgan.
22:17:09 [Lorie] All of these books are available through Amber Quill Press
22:17:10 [MorganHawk] Wow – that only took the scrifice of two chickens to get in here!
22:17:20 [robint] And WELL worth it!
22:17:21 [Lorie] Hi Morgan
22:17:32 [Glenda] lol
22:17:36 [MorganHawk] I’ve been trying for the past half hour…
22:17:37 [Dani] Hi Morgan!
22:17:39 [Lorie] thank you Robin
22:17:44 [robint] I’ve read TARA and it is awesome!
22:17:46 [MorganHawk] Hi Lorie!
22:17:52 [MorganHawk] Hi Dani!
22:17:57 [Lorie] glad you made it!
22:17:58 [robint] Anytime, Lorie. ESP. b/c i mean it!
22:17:59 LoraLeigh enters this room
22:17:59 [Lainie] Hi and welcome. We will be in protocol. Please type “?” to ask a question or “!” to make a comment and “ga” when you’re finished talking. Our guest tonight is author Lorie O’Clare author of NUWORLD.
22:18:05 [Stef] Only two chickens–take more than that to boot my comp.
22:18:09 [Lorie] Robin you are too kind
22:18:09 [BrennaLyon] ?
22:18:27 [robint] 🙂
22:18:34 [Jacqueline] Welcome, LoraLeigh
22:18:35 [Barbara] ?
22:18:36 [Lorie] Hey Lora…..waves
22:18:39 [MorganHawk] I’m on an OLD thingie
22:18:40 [Lainie] Lorie, are you finished telling us about your books? ga
22:18:47 [Jacqueline] ga, Brenna
22:18:53 [Lainie] Brenna, ga you’re up
22:18:55 [Lorie] yes…..ga
22:19:15 [BrennaLyon] Lorie…tell us about the world rules of NUWORLD… Why will this world grab us
22:19:19 [MorganHawk] ga ?
22:19:33 [BrennaLyon] go ahead
22:19:39 [Lainie] Hi Shadoe and welcome. We will be in protocol. Please type “?” to ask a question or “!” to make a comment and “ga” when you’re finished talking. Our guest tonight is author Lorie O’Clare author of NUWORLD.
22:19:57 [MorganHawk] Oh… Thanks Brenna.
22:20:05 BettyD enters this room
22:20:12 [BrennaLyon] sorry ga
22:20:40 [Dani] Hi Lora!
22:21:00 [Lorie] Brenna, NUWORLD is a series of books about a people who are resettling Earth, they are raw, untamed, and at times ruthless, the books are erotic, full of action, they will make you jump for joy, and scream in outrage
22:21:15 [robint] !
22:21:23 [Lorie] if that grabs you or not…I dont know….LOL
22:21:26 [robint] or is it a ?
22:21:34 [Lorie] ga
22:21:35 [BrennaLyon] sounds good
22:21:54 [Lainie] ga Barbara, you’re up
22:22:01 [BettyD] ?
22:22:05 [Lorie] thanks….i had no choice in writing them….the dreams about the world wouldnt leave me alone
22:22:14 [delisi] ?
22:22:18 [BrennaLyon] ?
22:22:21 [EJ] ?
22:22:29 [Barbara] Thanks. Lorie, what gave you the idea for Nuworld?
22:22:42 [Barbara] ga
22:23:21 [Lorie] actually, it all started with a dream that kept reaccuring…i would find myself not wanting to wake up because I kept wanting to play the dream again and again in my head
22:23:42 [Barbara] Cool
22:23:45 [Lorie] and I’m a romance lover, but wanted a romance with a bit more of a bite to it than what I was finding
22:23:54 [Lorie] hence….the creation of NUWORLD
22:23:57 [Lorie] ga
22:24:01 [Lainie] ga Robin, you’re up
22:24:13 [MorganHawk] ?
22:24:22 [Jacqueline] test
22:24:38 [robint] I don’t want to spoil anything, and I won’t … but tell me what drove you to write Darius as you did. (Don’t get me wrong. I LOVE the guy. Just wondering.)
22:25:12 [Lorie] good question….and I will say that Robin asks this because my hero is not perfect
22:25:15 [robint] ga
22:25:17 foxy exits from this room
22:25:22 [Lorie] in fact he is quite flawed
22:25:30 [Lainie] ga Betty, you’re up
22:25:39 [Lorie] but he is determined and sexy…..actually quite human
22:25:45 [BettyD] did you spend a lot of time working on the back story? and how much of it appears in the book?
22:26:21 [Lorie] i wrote him because I kept seeing so many heroes that were just too danged perfect and we arent like that in real life….ok Betty’s question……
22:26:37 [robint] ty lorie
22:27:12 [Lorie] Betty, since NUWORLD is a series, each book evolves from the book before it, and so as far as back story, I guess that would be the previous book
22:27:15 [Lorie] ga
22:27:27 [Lainie] ga Liz, you’re up
22:27:30 Barbara exits from this room
22:27:43 [delisi] First a comment: I’ve read Nuworld and it’s great! And my question: there will be 6 volumes in all? Do they feature the same characters? (I guess that’s two questions. <g> ga
22:27:53 [robint] ?
22:27:55 [Lorie] I should say that I didn’t plan for their to be six books, the story just kept growing
22:28:33 [Lorie] Glad you liked NUWORLD, Liz…..and no…all six books do not feature the same characters….the series is generational
22:28:41 [Lorie] ga
22:29:09 [delisi] Okay, thanks, Lorie. 🙂
22:29:10 [Lainie] ga Brenna, you’re up
22:29:11 [Jacqueline] ga, Brenna
22:29:22 [BrennaLyon] Lorie…what other concepts are you working on? anything as interesting as this one? ga
22:30:14 [Lorie] oh yes!….i’m actually working on several other books right now…..but we’ll save that for another chat…..smile
22:30:19 [Lorie] ga
22:30:23 [BrennaLyon] okay
22:30:28 [Lainie] ga EJ, you’re up
22:30:53 [EJ] Did you dream the whole series or just the first book and went from there? I know one author who dreamt a 10-book (or thereabouts) series. ga
22:31:22 [Lorie] Dear God….to be able to get that much sleep!!
22:31:24 [Lainie] Jacqueline> I’m starting to have them, too. it’s freezing me for a few moments before sending my messages
22:31:25 [Lorie] LOL
22:32:02 [LoraLeigh] ?
22:32:22 [Lorie] actually EJ, all I dreamt was one scene and that was a scene where the hero was very aggressive with the heroine….and I just wasn’t getting that from my Harlequin books so I had to write my own
22:32:24 [Lorie] ga
22:32:36 [Lainie] ga Morgan you’re up
22:33:35 [MorganHawk] Hi Lorie, what kind of research did you have to do to build your world so thoroughly? Weather? Topograohy?
22:33:53 [MorganHawk] GA
22:33:53 [Lainie] Jacqueline> oh no, Jackie. I don’t know what to do to fix it. I’ll fill in as much as I can. it seems to be going well otherwise.
22:34:18 [MorganHawk] test
22:34:41 [Lorie] well I’ve heard many writers explain their methods of writing, but for me, I usually write while on line, and if I need to know what kind of tree grows in a certain area than I hop over to a webpage until I get my answer
22:35:05 [Lorie] otherwise there is very little research with the NUWORLD series, it is all from my warped imagination
22:35:07 [Lorie] ga
22:35:12 [EJ] Excuse me, but I have to say goodnight! Thanks, Lorie!
22:35:26 [MorganHawk] What kind of world did you model it on – or did you build from scratch?
22:35:26 [Lainie] goodnight EJ! Good to see you
22:35:27 [Lorie] thanks for making it EJ
22:35:29 [Jacqueline] Nite, EJ. Thanks for coming!
22:35:45 [Lorie] NUWORLD is based on the Old Testament
22:35:47 [Lorie] ga
22:35:49 EJ exits from this room
22:36:01 [Jacqueline] ga, Robin
22:36:02 [Lainie] ga Robin, you’re up
22:36:09 [robint] How far into each book, if that is how it happens, do you project the next in the series? If not, do you have a chart or something like that you follow? ga
22:36:09 [MorganHawk] ThanksS! Next!
22:37:05 [Lorie] I knew toward the end of writing each book that the particular story in that book had ended, but there was still more to tell
22:37:13 [Lorie] ga
22:37:22 [Lainie] ga Lora, you’re up
22:37:55 [LoraLeigh] You know I love this series, but were you ever worried that Darius wouldn’t be accepted as a hero? ga
22:38:09 [Lorie] Shadoe you know I was girl….LOL
22:38:39 [Lorie] seriously though, he had to be written the way he was, with all of his flaws, and with the fact that he didnt see any of his traits as flaws
22:39:10 [Stef] !
22:39:21 [Jacqueline] (That’s a man thing isn’t it?
22:39:23 [Lorie] He is a product of his Gothman culture and if I succeeded as a writer than the reader will accept this
22:39:37 [Stef] I like that. Realistic characters.
22:39:43 [Lorie] well we wont go there jacq….lol
22:39:50 [Lainie] ga Stef, you’re up
22:39:51 [Stef] Not all heroes are purely heroic.
22:39:56 [Glenda] me too Stef
22:39:57 [Lorie] VERY realistic Stef
22:40:01 [Lorie] ga
22:40:44 [Stef] That’s the cirse of some romances–the hero is just perfect, along with being gorgeous. it can get rough. ga.
22:40:59 [Lainie] I’ve got a question. what kind of flaws does Darius have?
22:41:03 [Lainie] ga
22:41:10 [Lorie] well Darius is a SEXY hunk….whether that be a good thing for the poor guy or not
22:41:24 [Lorie] Lainie…..you will have to read the book……smile
22:41:46 [Lorie] ga
22:41:51 [Jacqueline] good answer, Lorie
22:41:53 [robint] good answer, lorie
22:42:17 [Lainie] LOL – plan to soon
22:42:21 [Glenda] Perhaps two heads? Most men could use an extra head.
22:42:22 [Lorie] i dont want to give it away because his faults are a BIG part of the entire series!
22:42:46 [Lorie] its one of those heads that keep getting him in trouble…..*wg*
22:42:56 [Jacqueline] Lorie is giving away to e copies of NUWORLD, tonight.
22:43:01 [Lorie] ok….enough said…..ga
22:43:05 [Lorie] yes i am!
22:43:08 [Lainie] I almost said something like that, but was trying to be good. LOLOL
22:43:09 [Jacqueline] I meant two copies
22:43:17 [BrennaLyon] cool
22:43:28 [Lainie] wonderful!
22:43:35 [Lorie] oh….do I have to be good??
22:43:37 [MorganHawk] One for each head? – oh wait…
22:43:42 [Jacqueline] Did you want to draw or did you want me to, Lorie?
22:43:54 [Lorie] you may do the drawing
22:44:02 [Lainie] not too good – I see several sensual romance writers in here
22:44:22 [MorganHawk] Who? Us? Nooo…
22:44:22 [Stef] AN extra head wouldn’t help if both are disfunctional.
22:44:22 [Lorie] yes and I am honored to have them here!!!!
22:44:39 [Stef] Editor–SWEAR.
22:44:40 [Lorie] guess you will have to define dysfunctional
22:44:44 [Lainie] yep, me too. and LOL Stef
22:44:59 [Stef] MOrgan will back me up.
22:45:11 [Lorie] any more questions??
22:45:18 [MorganHawk] Disfunctional: Male?
22:45:24 [Stef] Cerebral disfunction, not erectile.
22:45:29 [Lorie] LOL
22:45:45 [Glenda] The hero looks like Bob Dole?
22:45:50 [MorganHawk] *Morgan flexes her muscles* I’m here for you Stef…
22:46:00 [Jacqueline] So do we want to know who the first winner is, or should we wait?
22:46:04 [Lorie] hardly…..LOL
22:46:16 [Lorie] your call Jacq
22:46:17 [MorganHawk] Me! Me! Me!
22:46:24 [Stef] Once again, I have brought the conversation to a new low…
22:46:32 [MorganHawk] (sorry…)
22:46:41 [Jacqueline] The first winner is…
22:46:52 [Lainie] I want to know Jacki! I’m sure everyone’s excited to find out
22:46:59 [Jacqueline] Glenda!
22:47:03 [Lainie] (drum roll) rat a tat tat
22:47:08 [Lainie] Yeah Glenda!!!
22:47:11 [Glenda] Hot Dog!!!!!
22:47:12 [KimCox] Congrats, Glenda!
22:47:12 [Lainie] Congrats!
22:47:19 [robint] Congrts, Glenda!
22:47:22 [Jacqueline] Congrats, Glenda!
22:47:26 [BettyD] yay Glenda!
22:47:30 [Stef] Who hoo!
22:47:34 [MorganHawk] You GO Girl!
22:47:45 [Glenda] I reaaaaalllly wanted to read this book!
22:47:48 [Jacqueline] (I’m very jeolous)
22:47:49 [Dani] Congrats Glenda!
22:48:06 [LoraLeigh] Glenda, its a completely Awesome book!
22:48:15 [Lorie] too cool!!!!…..i’ll look for your email
22:48:25 [robint] Indeed it is, Glenda.
22:48:26 [Lorie] Shadoe….thank you!
22:48:37 [Lorie] thanks Robin
22:48:39 [Jacqueline] The second copy goes to
22:48:56 [Jacqueline] or download
22:49:12 [robint] YW Lorie
22:49:23 [Jacqueline] Congratulations, Robin!
22:49:40 [Stef] <applause>
22:49:43 [Lainie] Yeah Robin! Congrats!
22:49:46 [Lorie] Robin?
22:49:47 [BettyD] congrats Robin
22:49:53 [Glenda] congrats Robin!
22:50:01 [robint] Thanks, Jacqueline. Lorie, should I write you:? Or should we offer it to another winner?
22:50:02 [Lainie] Lorie, please give us your website and your publisher’s website
22:50:13 [Dani] Congratulations Robin!
22:50:17 [MorganHawk] Whoo – hoo Robin!
22:50:18 [Lorie] that is up to you Robin
22:50:26 [Lorie] I know you have already read it
22:50:35 [robint] I would like to offer it to another winner, Lorie.
22:50:47 [robint] Jacki had no way to know. It wouldn’t be fair.
22:50:56 [BrennaLyon] sorry…keep locking up
22:51:09 [Lorie] oh i hate that Brenna
22:51:29 [Jacqueline] Okay, my son picked a new name. Has Morgan read it yet?
22:51:40 [MorganHawk] Lorie – if you don’t want her, can I have Brenna?
22:51:55 [LoraLeigh] Lorie its time for me to go hon. Congratulations. And it was a wonderful chat.
22:51:56 [MorganHawk] Huh! NO!
22:52:07 [MorganHawk] I mean, I LOVE to have it!
22:52:07 [Jacqueline] LOL, Morgan!
22:52:08 [BrennaLyon] lol Morgan
22:52:10 [Lorie] Everyone…if you havent already….join my newsletter and enter to win a copy of NUWORLD, or a $25 gift certificate to Lora Leigh’s brand new “way too kinky” sex store!
22:52:19 [Stef] Whoa…wandered into the wrong chat.
22:52:22 [Jacqueline] Congrats, Morgan!
22:52:27 [robint] Congrats, Morgan!
22:52:28 [Lainie] thanks for coming Shadoe!
22:52:28 [Lorie] thanks for taking time Shadoe!
22:52:31 [Lainie] have a goodnight
22:52:41 [LoraLeigh] Way too kinky???, I thought it wasn’t kinky enough….LOL. Good night hon. Everyone
22:52:45 [robint] Gnight Shadoe.
22:52:46 [Glenda] congrats Morgan!
22:52:49 [MorganHawk] Goody! Goody! Goody!
22:52:49 [Lorie] you’re too funny Morgan
22:52:52 [Dani] Night Lora!
22:53:03 [delisi] Thanks, Lorie. Fun chat. Good night all!
22:53:05 [BrennaLyon] night all…hugs
22:53:06 [MorganHawk] Seriously – same email?
22:53:08 [Stef] Is there auch a thing as kinky enough?
22:53:09 [Dani] Congrats Morgan!
22:53:13 [Jacqueline] Nite, Lora! Thanks for coming.
22:53:19 [Lainie] Thanks so much for joining us Lorie and everybody
22:53:21 [robint] G’night Brenna. HUGS
22:53:28 [Lainie] Sounds like a great book Lorie
22:53:32 [robint] G’night All.
22:53:34 [KimCox] Congrats, Morgan!
22:53:35 [Jacqueline] Nite Brenna!
22:53:37 [robint] I enjoyed the chat.
22:53:40 [Lorie] Good Night Everyone!!! and thanks for making time to chat!!!
22:53:53 [Lainie] great chat everyone. good questions
22:53:59 [Stef] NO big.
22:54:01 [Glenda] great chat and thanks!
22:54:01 [MorganHawk] Thank you so much – I’ve been wanting to read this!
22:54:23 [BettyD] nite all
22:54:23 [Glenda] is it a hardcopy or download?
22:54:26 [Dani] GN everyone!
22:54:30 [Lainie] goodnight everyone! Please join us next week, same time, same channel for another great chat
22:54:54 [Jacqueline] Thanks, Lorie for the great chat!