My mentors are three generous, lovely people: Lauren Blakely, Laurelin Paige, and M. Pierce.
Beyond writing amazing books, they answer my questions and provide advice. They pet me and make me laugh when I have anxiety attacks. They introduce my books to new readers.
I adore them.
So naturally I thought I’d plague them with a few awkward questions to celebrate my upcoming new release! Ever wondered what Laurelin Paige sings in the shower? What dirty word makes Lauren Blakely gasp to type? What embarrassing song is on M. Pierce‘s running playlist?
Read on, my friends.
MH: What dirty word makes you look over your shoulder when you type it?
LB: I’m mostly unfazed now, BUT I’m still a touch nervous about using “tits” in my upcoming novel Nights With Him. I’ve never used it before, but it just fits the hero so well and it’s exactly how he would refer to the heroine’s breasts! I also – gasp – used cunt for the first time. I’m still a big wigged out that I typed that, though. I’m not one of those people that refers to it as “c” word – I’m fine with it!
I haven’t used it yet! Still a little afraid of it. OK, name at least one man or woman deep in your spank bank that you’re kind of embarrassed about.
That guy in Pitch Perfect. Skylar Astin. He’s so young, but I totally want to corrupt him.
He’s 27! Assuming he hasn’t been spoiled yet, I give you my blessing. Now speaking of spank, what color is your favorite sex toy and did you choose it?
Purple of course! Isn’t purple the best color for one? Yes, I chose it, and it’s a Lelo and it’s magic!
Haha, I have a purple one too! And I agree about the magic. Thanks, Lauren!
MH: Let’s start with an easy one. I know that you sing and have a beautiful voice. Name the song you sing in the shower when no one’s home because it’s too shameful that you know all the words.
LP: Sadly, probably Let it Go. Because I have kids and I’m a loser. Or else it would be the soundtrack to Evita. I love me some Broadway.
OK, recently you mentioned Ben Wa balls (for a book, of course!) and I’m ashamed to admit I had to go look them up. Here’s what I learned: “They are also called Pleasure Balls, Orgasm Balls, Love Balls, and Smart Balls. In the old days, women would insert the balls into the vagina and rock back and forth on their rocking chair. The balls would roll and move around inside eventually reaching an orgasm for the woman.”
MH: Name a smell you love. Name one you loathe.
MP: A smell I love: Rainwater.
A smell I loathe: Stale cigarette smoke.
I’ll never tell.
Le sigh. We will have to imagine it, I suppose. Thanks, M.!
Check back here tomorrow when the ladies of the Dirty Laundry Review turn the tables on me in an interview that made me blush! They’re not kidding when they say they don’t keep it clean…
And don’t miss my live tipsy chat tomorrow night with author Kayti McGee–we’ve invited some fun people to the table, and I’m definitely up for a good time, some giveaways, and a lot of laughs. Event page here!