I hope everyone is having a lovely Memorial Day weekend!
Now, on to more of your questions. . . (in case you missed Part 1, I’m answering questions readers posed to me in an earlier blog):
Q. While the sexual tension between the H&H in “Practice Makes Perfect” and “Something About You” is certainly equal in it’s intensity, the later and most recent book is more sexually explicit. Did you find the more graphic love scenes more difficult to write?
A. Yes and no. Because there was a suspense subplot to Something About You, it felt right for the love scenes to be more intense and descriptive. But I did drink wine while writing those scenes. : )
Q. In Practice Makes Perfect, was the socioeconomic differences between the upbringing of the hero and heroine planned out or was it something that just developed?
A. That was planned. On the outside, I wanted Payton and J.D. to seem like polar opposites. But once they start to get to know each other, they realize they have a lot more in common than they’d originally thought.
Q. In Something About You, I often wondered how the trial turned out…if Jack got his vindication?
A. Actually, the Martino case continues in my next book, A Lot Like Love. That book centers around an undercover investigation into a wealthy nightclub and restaurant owner who is laundering money for Martino. Both Cameron and Jack have supporting roles in the story.
Q. I just want to know ii it’s based on real events…
and if you’ll have a movie adaptation of your novels, what director would you prefer?
A. The idea for Practice Makes Perfect is very loosely based on my experience working at my former firm. There was a male associate in my group who was the same year as me, and because my group had never before made two associates partner in the same year, I often wondered what would happen when he and I came up for consideration. From there, my overactive imagination ran wild.
As for what director I would prefer in the movie adaptation of my novels. . . my answer is the one who is most likely to get the film made. : )
Q. How would you rate your books? PG, PG 13? R? X?
A. I would say that Just the Sexiest Man Alive and Practice Makes Perfect are PG-13, and Something About You is R-rated.
There are a few remaining questions, which I’ll get to next week. On a different note, I just finished Dark Lover (book 1 in the Black Dagger Brotherhood series), which I enjoyed. Now I’m curious about Zsadist’s story–oh, and Darius. Luckily I already own the next two books in the series. : )
How about the rest of you? What are you reading?