Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Come Check out The Next Best Thing Blog!

Thanks to the awesome Wendi Zwaduk for inviting me to participate in 'The Next Big Thing'! Given the terrific-ness of Wendi, I could not pass up this opportunity!

1. What is the title of your latest book?

Office Work - a Razor's Edge story

(This book is for sale tomorrow!!)

2. Where did the idea come from for the book?

Every Friday on the Changeling Press Yahoo group, a new flash fiction theme is posted -- anyone can play. Back in August, the theme was, "You catch a co-worker talking dirty on the phone. What do you do?" The story began with around 150 words for this ff, then I had to carry it on. The characters demanded so!

3. What genre does your book fall under?

Contemporary erotic romance, with emphasis on the erotic.

4. Which actors would you choose to play your characters in a movie rendition?

Oh my gosh! A movie rendition of this book would be totally X-rated. Even XXX-rated. For this reason, I'm going to keep mums on my thoughts. Let your own imagination fill in the actor/-ress blanks on this one. And have so much fun doing this, too.

5. What is the book blurb for your book?

This office demands full participation

Roger's interest in Melinda is piqued when he overhears her talking naughty at the office. Unfortunately, she sounds like she's reading a boring script. Not one to pass up an opportunity to help out a fellow employee, Roger proceeds to demonstrate what Melinda and her caller are fantasizing. After all, it's a selfless effort to help her sound more realistic.

All is fun and games until one caller demands more than what Melinda alone can give. In a situation gone sexually out of control, five industrious office workers soon succumb to the control of this caller.

How far are these helpful employees willing to go in the name of realism? And will Roger ever be able to claim Melinda for his own?

Available Here!

6. How long did it take you to write the first draft of your manuscript?

This story is less than 7K, so it only took me a night or two to get the rough where I wanted it.

7. What other books would you compare this story to within your genre?

Anything else in the Razor Edge Press line. This type of story is super short (a great nooner read), extremely fast paced, and heavy on the sexual attractions between the participants. There is an undercurrent of a singular romantic attraction, but this is secondary.

8. Who or What inspired you to write this book?

The flash fiction began the story, of course. Then in the commentary following, Cynthia Sax made a comment about "taking one for the team." This made me think of the story in a more broad scope, and the next thing I knew, the entire little office became involved.

9. What else about your book might pique the reader's interest?

It is hot, hot, hot! If you want something that's inexpensive (two and a half bucks), quick to read and for entertainment purposes only, this is the story for you! No heavy thought, no angsty backstory, no tempers or arguments are involved. This is a 100% afternoon-fantasy situation that might make you look at your office mates in a different light.

And now I choose these five authors to carry the torch (no striking the selector, I love you all so that’s why I chose you): 

Marie Harte
BJ McCall
Maggie Nash
Ashlynn Monroe
Mikala Ash

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