Hi! Thanks so much for coming today. Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I own a craft microbrewery. I pay a bunch of guys to brew beer for me. I also handle everything marketing/sales/promotions related to the brewery and I blog as the A2 Beer Wench…with a following that is rabid at best. I started writing fiction in earnest about 3 years ago with this very series, that started life as a large novel with a sequel.
I was once a Realtor. A pretty good one at that. I channeled my experiences and my “hmm..what would happen if…” to create this series.
Tell us a bit about your book.
The Realtors is an epic novel of a couple. Jack and Sara are real, compelling, extraordinarily imperfect and at times aggravating individuals that so far, are charming reviewers and readers alike. I chronicle their growth, development, faults, failures, triumphs and tragedies alike and like to think these two bring an intensity to a non-traditional romance story that will make you clamor for more.
Is this part of a series?
Floor Time released Jan. 25
Sweat Equity Feb. 25
and the final chapter, Closing Costs will release March 25.
What did you find the hardest part of writing it to be?
Depends on what stage I’m at. While in creative mode I struggle with not becoming obsessed with the manuscript. While in editing I am in constant ego rasslin’ mode. Once past that I’m trying to balance promotion with not being too annoying.
What was your favorite part?
Creative, without a doubt.
Rate your story in terms of steaminess
All three books in the Realtors series are (and according to reviewers I’m not exaggerating) Off The Wall Hot, cold shower inspiring, fan-your-face H-O-T.
2 scenes in particular are worth noting from Floor Time:
The Hallway (Jack and Sara’s first actual “encounter’)
The Open House (you will never attend one with the same perspective ever again.
And from Sweat Equity
At the Stewarts Party…after the “Olympics”
The Swim Lesson
Who is your favorite romance author?
Okay, here is true confessions time. I am not a mainstream romance reader. Many of the names that get tossed around I have to look up to have a frame of reference for. I am a mainstream fiction reader, always have been. I have a few “go-to” erotic romance authors like Shayla Black, Lauren Dane, JR Ward for my vamp fix, and I am really getting attached to a few new ones like Laura Harner, Lee Brazil, Nina Peirce, Laura Kaye and Roni Loren.
What is your favorite romance book or series?
Yeah, so, I’m gonna just say that I don’t have one. I got briefly attached to the Black Dagger Brotherhood but am willing to wait for my library copy of the next one. Most series fiction is paranormal these days and that is just not my cup of tea, generally speaking.
There is a 3 book series by Lauren Dane I really like though.
Who is your favorite romance character? If you could go on a date with that person, what would you do? Details please! *wink*
Jack Gordon. My guy from the Realtors. And I am gonna let him wine and dine me like only a guy like he can. Period.
Boxers or Briefs?
What is next for you?
I have a ton of projects in editing with Decadent Publishing and Ellora’s Cave. I’m working on a new novel for EC (or whoever takes it I guess) and a series based on a fictional major league soccer expansion team in Detroit.
What were your first impressions of each other?
Jack: Well, I know she was totally in lust with me at first sight. (runs a hand through his thick, black hair)
Sara: Spare me Gordon. I was mainly struck by how flipping gigantic your ego was.
Jack: Well, “gigantic” for sure but not my ego.
Sara: (rolls eyes and leans in to interviewer) He was totally into me from the get go.
Jack: (leans into interview, making her nervous) I’m into her, yeah. No big secret.
What are your favorite parts about each other?
Jack: Her ass followed closely by this little spot on her neck, right at the spot on her collarbone….(He leans in and licks that spot)
Sara: His tongue followed closely by his right hand index finger.
Jack: (winks and puts arm around her whispering in her ear, making her giggle and blush)
What’s next for you?
Jack: Huh? Oh, sorry. (steps away from Sara, and adjusts his suit coat over his …) Yeah, so I’ve got this new building we just renovated, and am working on filling. I moved my office over there. It’s awesome. And I have my eye on some space over on Ann Arbor’s west side for a restaurant.
Sara: (still blushing) I have a bunch of new transactions to close, which will keep me pretty busy. And you know, when you live on one hundred percent commission it’s pretty much a battle every day to stay on top of things.
The Realtors: Life in the House Lane
Love is an easy word to use, a hard one to demonstrate, and sometimes impossible to trust.
The Realtors is a sweeping epic, encompassing over ten years in the lives of two people who know how to love with their bodies, how to please and get pleasure, to control and be controlled. When it comes to the deeper meaning of the one word they both need however, their strong personalities get in the way. While their physical connection sizzles they continue to disappoint one another emotionally.
Jack Gordon has it all--money, success, a string of women—but sustains a deep longing for something more. When he thinks he finds it with Sara Jane Thornton, his world is never the same again. Sara releases his natural Dom, a side of him he'd thought buried out of frustration and unhappiness. Sara learns a true submissive must trust implicitly, something she cannot associate with him, no matter how many times she tries, and he fails.