WHAT A WEEK!!!!! This has been so much fun! Today, I'm excited to welcome Tamara Lush to The Bullpen.
I share a sort-of pinkie-pledge bond with Tamara, because we're both newspaper reporters. (Well, she still is. I left the business a year ago.) Reporters tend to stick together because we generally can't behave outside of a newsroom, have the vocabularies of drunken sailors, and have to fight the overwhelming urge to constantly ask people to cite their sources in any kind of conversation.
So when a reporter meets a fellow reporter-slash-romance-writer...? Watch out.
Anyway... WELCOME TAMARA LUSH!!! Let's have some fun.
Most important question first. What are we drinking today?
We're drinking Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio. It's really warm here in Florida, and I like a glass of crisp, cold wine.
Editor's note: I think she's just rubbing it in. Because we just got an alert here in Michigan that there's a "heavy burst of snow" headed our way. The Tigers are expecting their coldest-ever home opener tonight.
Anyway..What are we toasting to?
We're toasting to the Sizzling Florida Heat box set! It was put on pre-order this week and will go live on April 20. It's a boxed set of eleven Florida-set romances, by eleven Florida authors. Including me!
Woo-hoo! Everyone raise a glass!!
OK. Let's talk about your most recent book (a novella called TELL ME A STORY).
How about a teaser? Give us your favorite swoon-worthy paragraph or bit of dialogue between your hero and heroine.
“Story Brothel,” he murmured in a voice so low I could barely hear the words. Because he was tall, he had to tilt his face and his gunmetal-blue eyes downward to look at me.
I shook my head dramatically and clicked my tongue against the roof of my mouth. “You don’t seem like the type of man who’d come to an event like this.”
“I don’t?” His eyes glittered and teased. They were such a gorgeous hue that popped against his long, dark lashes. He wasn’t the most handsome man I’d ever seen, but he radiated confidence and sensuality. His features—high cheekbones, a slightly big nose, a strong jaw—wouldn’t have stood out on their own, but the combination was irresistibly masculine. Intriguing. Fuckable.
“No. And I’ve never seen you here before.”
“This isn’t a one-time only thing?”
“It’s a monthly thing, for the Orlando Literacy Council.”
“So you’re an experienced…story…?”
He motioned in a half-circle with his hand, and a salacious grin crept on his face.
“Whore?” I offered with mock innocence.
“You said it. I didn’t.”
That made me giggle.
Editor's note: This is me right now.
In your mind, what makes for the perfect romance hero?
The perfect romance hero is little broody, mixed with self-assured charm, along with razor-sharp wit and intelligence.
Editor's note: YES, PLEASE.
Time for the super important question: Superman or Batman?
Batman. He's more mysterious and has a dark edge.
Even more super important question: Tom Hardy or Tom Hiddleston?
Tom Hiddleston. I'll confess that I don't know much about either man! I chose based on the photos.
Editor's note: This is a travesty. Little does Tamara know that I will now be flooding her daily with pictures of both men.
But let's stare at #Hiddlesbum for a few moments first.
I MEAN OMG. LOOK AT THAT SMILE. I think we need another one, for Tamara's sake.
OK, OK, moving on. What will we see next from you?
The second Episode in The Story Series. It will be called Tell Me a Desire, and it is the continuation of Caleb and Emma's story from Tell Me a Story.
Editor's note: Tom Hiddleston approves of that news.
THANK YOU FOR VISITING THE BULLPEN, TAMARA LUSH!!! Who's ready from some free books?
Click here to enter my Amazon Giveway for a chance to win a copy of Tamara's second book, INTO THE HEAT.