The Menagerie welcomes Brandi Evans to the blog today on her tour with Goddess Fish Promotions!! I can't tell you how yummy that cover is -- tats and fingernails .... mmmmmm..... :::shivers with delight:::
Okay, tearing my eyes away and moving on to business *G* -- Brandi let us ask all kinds of prying questions and answered every one! Take a look (and don't forget to read the excerpt!), then comment here because she's going to give away a $10 Amazon GC! Who doesn't want that?
Better, if you follow her tour, and keep commenting, you have more chances to win. All of her tour stops are listed here. Now, lets see what Brandi has to say!
I'm so honored you stopped by to learn a little about me and my newest release His Forbidden Submissive. This was such a fun (and sexy!) story to write, and I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. ;-)
I'd also like to thank my wonderful host for having me here. You so totally rock!
Now on with the show, LOL...
Describe yourself in three words.
Silly. Sarcastic. Shy (in person, not online, LOL).
Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.
Hmm... That's a tough one. For my hero (Brock) I'd have to say the cover model on the book. He's, without a doubt, the perfect Brock if ever there was one. It's as if the photographer went inside my head and took and pic. For Vivian...maybe Morena Baccarin, the chick from "V". She's got that natural beauty I love in my heroine's. That look I wish I had!
What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
My favorite? Sheesh, another tough one. There are just so many I love!
But if I had to say just one, I'd have to say the final (at least I think it's the final) love scene from the movie Threesome. The 3 main characters are in bed together for the last time. It was so heartbreakingly tender. *sniff, sniff* A little male-on-male touching, some sweet kisses between the group. I could watch it over and over again.
Yes, I know the movie's an older one, but what can I say? I really enjoyed it. It was the first movie I'd ever seen like that. I grew up in a rather conservative family so that movie just "wowed" me to no end, LOL.
What’s your wildest fantasy?
To have the courage to do the things my heroines do in my stories. Like I mentioned earlier, I'm extremely shy. I know you'd never guess that if you chatted with me online, LOL, but in face-to-face encounters, I really retreat inside. *sigh* I'm the epitome of introverted. :-(
If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
Wow, you're really making me think here! Hmm...
I could tell you which one I wouldn't want to lose. My hearing. I LOVE music and couldn't imagine a world without sound. From Mozart to Maroon 5, I love it all!
But thats not the question you asked...
If I had to choose, I'd say my sense of taste would be the one to go. As a recovering fat girl, I think it would be a great weightless tool to not be able to taste my food, LOL. Broccoli or chocolate cake...it would all taste the same. :-)
What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
I wasn't a naughty child. I was an angel. *wink, wink* No really...ask my mom! It wasn't until I started hanging out with the chicas at my local RWA chapter that I let my smutty side out to play. *grin*
Boxers or Briefs?
Top or Bottom?
Depends on how much I've had to drink. ;-)
Pajamas or nude?
Hairy chests or smooth?
Alpha or Beta?
Neither. I like gamma heroes. They're the perfect blending between the two types. He can write a poem to the woman he loves and then turn around and beat the crap out of anyone who tries to cop a feel of his woman. Seriously, what's not to love? :-)
Let a man control her.
After beating cancer, Vivian goes on a mission to cleanse her life. First on the list, kicking her cheating, controlling husband to the curb. Second, discovering the answer to a question that’s been haunting her. Is the love she harbors for Brock, her bad-boy brother-in-law, genuine or a chemotherapy-induced illusion?
Brock loves a woman he can’t have. His brother’s wife. To claim her would be a betrayal. He knows loving her is wrong but he can’t help it. So when circumstances bring them back together, he can no longer deny his forbidden attraction, and they unite in a fury of passion, lust—and bondage.
But Vivian isn’t prepared for Brock’s BDSM lifestyle, no matter how sexy he looks with his tats and leathers. After ten years with a controlling husband, submission is terrifying—but so is never being with Brock again. Submission or freedom? No matter which she chooses, her life will change forever.
He spun toward Viv’s voice. She still wore the same dress she had when she’d first walked back into his life, but now, her appearance had a different allure to it. She no longer looked sleek and stylish—she looked used and owned. Barefoot, her dress showing off wrinkles from being in a pile on the floor, her hair a wild mess from his hands, his bed, his pillows, she looked like a woman who had been well, well-loved. It’d be a hard-on-inducing sight if it wasn’t for the uncertainty scrunching her beautiful face.
He wanted to yank her into his arms and kiss her until that uncertainty evaporated. Wanted to throw her into his bed and stroke deep into her sweet body until she couldn’t think of anything else, but only once he came clean. He owed her nothing less.
“Yeah, I’m good.” He turned back to the desserts. Maybe after a sugar rush he’d be able to come up with the right words. “I was just wondering if I wanted to add some syrup to our ice cream. What do you think?”
She didn’t answer, but he knew she was still there. He’d heard no footsteps, nothing to indicate she’d moved in the slightest. “I think you need to tell me the truth. Why do you really want to slow things down? And don’t you dare think about lying to me.”
Christ. He wasn’t fucking ready for this conversation. He was still formulating his strategy. “Well, considering your upcoming divorce and the fact the man you’re leaving is my older brother, I just think it would be best—”
“Bullshit.” In a flash, she crossed the room then yanked on the sleeve of his t-shirt until they stood face-to-face. “You and I are fantastic together. You can’t honestly tell me you really want to pull the brakes on what we had…what we could have.”
No, he didn’t want to slow things down. “It’s…complicated, Viv,” he finally said.
“Then uncomplicate it.”
“It’s not that simple.”
“Bull. Shit.” She stepped into him until they were toe-to-toe.
The soft aroma of vanilla and sex teased his senses, and despite his good intentions, lust rocketed straight to his groin. His cock lengthened, hardened in a matter of nanoseconds. His hands fisted at his side and it took all his strength to keep from grabbing her and throwing her down on the kitchen table and pushing deep into her pussy until he created enough heat to bind reality and fantasy together.
Viv continued, whispering a line that threatened to completely and utterly do him in. “I’m gonna get the truth out of you, Brock, even if I have to chain myself to your side.”
“That’s a dangerous thing to say around me, sweetheart.”
She brings to life fun, flawed characters with kick-ass-and-take-no-prisoners attitudes who challenge her every step of the writing process. Whether inspiring a hot-and-heavy contemporary, a pulse-pounding suspense or a dark-and-decadent paranormal romance, her muse knows no boundaries. And she likes it that way. When veering outside the box, she never knows where her next story could take her.