Book Interview on February 2011
Hi, Opal, thanks for this chance to get an in-depth look at PLEASURE BOUND.
Q: What was your inspiration behind writing PLEASURE BOUND?
My inspiration for writing PLEASURE BOUND was the idea of a man (Ty) who gives up his "bad boy" ways, then falls for the girl next door (Marie), who turns out to want exactly the type of guy he used to be. Everything went from there. Of course, I needed another man to be the bad boy Marie falls for, to make Ty rethink what he really is, and that's when I came up with Zeke, the motorcycle riding, tattooed, pierced, sexy badass, who has a heart of gold.
Q: You are known for your deeply erotic work, and this book is no exception. But you also have such intense emotion and vulnerability tied into the story. How do you find the balance for the emotional and sexual aspects of your stories?
Thank you! Usually I start with a story idea that hints at the growth the characters must go through in order to find happiness.
In PLEASURE BOUND, from the most basic idea, it was clear to me that Ty is denying who he is inside. Not just the bad boy persona, but the deeper issues of what he wants from life and who and how he loves.
Falling for his neighbour Marie, at first seems straightforward, and almost safe, to him. She is his idea of the kind of woman a bad boy would not fall in love with: a sweet, home-loving, girl-next-door type. When he finds out what she wants in a man is exactly what he has given up being, however, it puts him in conflict with wanting to leave his bad boy tendencies in the past and his desire to win Marie.
To push Ty even more (and ramp up the emotion and excitement...
Opal is giving away a copy of PLEASURE BOUND!
Mechanics of the contest: You can do either or both of the following to enter the drawing:
1. Write a comment or question to Opal in the comment box on the review site (3 chances to win) from now to February 28; [Click here to comment]
2. Check out our contest page from February 23 to 25 to enter your email address (1 chance to win). [Click here to enter]
The winner will be announced in the comment box and on this blog in March.
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