1. If your characters could pick a food to play with in the bedroom, what would they use?
I haven’t given the use of food in ‘bedroom scenes’ much thought. I think my characters are much too interested in ‘playing’ with one another in the bedroom and not food. (wicked grin)
2. How old were you the first time you read a romance novel? Erotica?
Fifteen, I believe…Johanna Lindsey’s Until Forever. I haven’t read any erotica. Karen Moning’s Fever series is probably the closest, but still not what others would consider erotica.
3. What is your favorite romance genre to read? Why? (Paranormal, sci-fi, contemporary, MM, menage, etc.)
Historical, but generally anything that will get me out of todays world 🙂
4. What’s hotter for the hero: long-hair, short, or bald? Why?
Hmmm…I think long, it gives him a rougher appeal. Short isn’t bad either. When I think of short, a rough and tuff soldier with a high-and-tight comes to mind. Don’t think I could do bald though, makes me think of an old man.
5. When is your favorite time of day to write? Where is your favorite place to write? (Morning, evening, bed, playground, etc.)
I love getting up in the morning around 4:30-5 A.M. Husband is gone to work and the kid is still asleep and I have perfect quiet. Usually I would write at my desk in my office, but we are transitioning into a new home at the time. So until the office is ready, my computer is in a corner on a tote, 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?
My first two books, this doesn’t apply to. However, I have a WIP in which I considered having my heroine use birth control. They are in a situation where having a condom on hand, much less thinking to use it, just wouldn’t work. However, I decided for her to go without. I think it would have killed the scene if ‘she’ had brought it up.
7. Tell us about your latest release or what you’re working on now.
Bound To A Highlander will release in April. I’m very excited to see this book accepted by Evernight. The novel was actually written before I submitted The Pursuit for Love, but still needed some work. BTAH received much criticism from other agents and editors because the hero handfasts the woman accused of killing his brother. Of course, he only does this because he believes she’s guilty and thinks to punish her himself – a task he finds harder than expected 🙂
As for right now, I’ve begun an exciting new series. It’s my first contemporary. I finished Perfect Stranger a week ago and began edits this week. I’m really excited for this one too. This book is very different for me not only because it is contemporary, but it is a novella. I’ve never written anything under 90k. I’m interested to see how it does.
Author Kerri M. Patterson is the author of ARe Bestseller The Pursuit for Love. Her next novel, Bound To A Highlander, will be coming in April.