1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?
Do ice cubes count? LOL That seems to be my character’s choice of food related items. Reese found a creative way to use an ice cube on Melody in Sports Beats [Rock Hard Seduction 3], Justin and Ben attempted to cool down Marissa’s heat in Marissa’s Rights [The Service Club 2], and, most recently, Jackson used an ice cube to drive Mallory wild in Sexual Games [The Heroes of Silver Springs 8].
2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?
I was in my early twenties when I read my first romance novel. As a matter of fact, I remember the exact book, Having His Baby by Karen Young. I don’t remember the first erotica book I read, but I know it was about a year after I ventured into romance before I got hooked on erotica.
3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)
Truthfully, I love them all! I do tend to lean more toward contemporary or romantic suspense and if there’s MM or menage thrown in, even better.
4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?
My heroes tend to have shorter or buzz gut hair. Since I write so many books with heroes in public service professions, the length of their hair tends to be regulation. Personally, I think men with shorter hair are sexier anyway. Of course, there are a select few out there who really make bald look wickedly hot.
5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)
I’m a morning person. If I sleep past 8 o’clock, I had a really late night. 🙂 In a house with 4 teenagers and a boyfriend, I find it easiest to write usually between the hours of 9 am and 3 pm, sometimes later if mommy life doesn’t take over.
My favorite place to write is my back deck. I love being outside where I’m not surrounded by the distractions of the domestic chores I haven’t yet done. It’s peaceful and I find it thought provoking. Of course, winter time makes it difficult. The cold either sends me inside or I learn to type while shivering my tail off. LOL
6. Bonus question! Do your characters use birth control (i.e. condoms) and if so, how do you make the mechanics of it sexy?
Hmm, honest answer? My characters forget to use birth control. Eek! That sounds awful, but I tend to get so caught up in the scene that I don’t think about putting on that condom until the scene is over. Lucky for me, and my characters, they’re all STD free and live happily ever after together so, if they make a baby, it’s okay.
7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.
My latest release is Sexual Games, book 8 of The Heroes of Silver Springs series. This book is FBI agents Jackson Graham’s and Mallory Stone’s story with a M/M subplot of a budding relationship between Mallory’s brother, FBI agent Cameron Stone and Firefighter Thaddeus Carter. Jackson and Mallory first appeared in the series in book 2, Twin Games, where Jackson is mistaken for his twin brother Jason and ends up in a brief menage with Jason and his girlfriend Angelina. It was fun bringing these characters back into the series for their own story and, when Jackson and Mallory put their own spin of a few sex games, the heat really broke the thermometer!
I’m currently writing book 9 of The Heroes of Silver Springs, tentatively titled Going Under. This is a M/M/M story featuring FBI agent Cameron Stone, Firefighter Thaddeus Carter, and DEA agent Adrien Bingham. These three hunks have been emotionally tortured in the subplots of previous books in the series and the way their story is unfolding in Going Under is even surprising me! I’m having a blast writing this story and I can’t wait for fans to read it. So watch for it at Siren-Bookstrand this winter!