Hey hey, romance junkies!
This week’s character for my What A Character Chat comes courtesy of a very special author, the awesome and very talented, Lisa Olech. Lisa, you see, is a friend of mine from childhood, so you can imagine how excited I was to learn she’d signed a contract with The Wild Rose Press for her debut title. Whoot, whoot! And when I learned the title and got a look at her holy crap cover, well, I’m not going to repeat what I said. This blog is PG, but look at that cover and you can guess. Yowza!
I’m sure you’re going to love Lisa and her writing as much as I do, especially after you get a taste of her imagination today. Please help me welcome, Jagger, her debut hero!
Jagger: G’Day, Mac! Jagger Jones here from Lisa A. Olech’s bloody brilliant novel, PICTURE ME NAKED. How are you this fine day?
Mac: Ugh! And an accent too. That’s it, I’m toast. Ahem! I’m doing quite well, thank you. Before we start, how about telling us about your lovely story in 140 characters or less.
Jagger: I do love to run my mouth so this might be tough. Let’s see…140 letters… I’m a life model and meet a lovely shelia named Zee. She’s a cocker of an artist who can’t see how bloody sexy she is. I change her mind.
Mac: Oh, my. I need a translator for some of that…but who cares?! *wink* What do you consider your biggest strength?
Jagger: I’d have to say my biggest strength is I’m pretty easy going. Gotta be to drop your britches in front of a bunch of strangers, right?
*Mac digs around under her desk for her fan*
Jagger: Guess I don’t sweat the small stuff. The way I figure it, life’s too damn short to twist your knickers over every little thing.
Mac: Jagger, sweetie, I believe you and I are kindred spirits. Although, I can’t recall ever uttering the word nickers in my life. Okay, biggest weakness?
Jagger: Well, before I met Zee, my biggest weakness was not sticking to one place long enough for the dust to settle on me. Now? Hell, now my biggest weakness seems to be a certain curly haired lovey with a killer behind.
Mac: Lucky Zee. *grin* The romance genre is often heavy with heartbreaking conflict, but what makes you laugh?
Jagger: Oh, that’s an easy one. I love a right blue ripper! (Translation: a good dirty joke!)
Mac: I love a right blue ripper! LOL So, what was the toughest aspect of PICTURE ME NAKED for you and Lisa to work through?
Jagger: The toughest part was watching what Zee’s bludger of an ex did to her. He broke her spirit, ya know. He’d shoot his mouth off and say right nasty things. Made her feel stupid and ugly. But she stuck up for herself and fought back. She learned to believe in herself and her talent again. Came to see what I’d seen the whole time. Zee’s an incredible artist and she didn’t need to hide herself away. Beautiful and sexy comes in all shapes and sizes no matter what the bastards of this world say. Every shelia’s got something that makes her the loveliest creature on the planet. Watching Zee come to believe that was bloody fantastic.
Mac: Did I say Zee was lucky? Make that bloody lucky! Now, give us a short excerpt from your favorite scene in the book and tell us why it’s your favorite.
Zee stopped breathing as his lips swept over hers. A single, featherlight caress. A small, tender kiss. His lips sipped upon hers. She sighed against the whispering touch. Their breath waltzed as he slanted his head and moved the softness of his lips to hers once more. The very tip of his tongue traced the edge of her lip before he teased her mouth again. She whimpered.
Jagger: ‘Course this is my favorite scene. I finally got to kiss Zee! Can you believe she made me put my pants back on first? Crazy shelia!
Mac: lmao. Poor Jagger. How about asking a question of our visitors?
Jagger: Okay, here’s a good one…Zee tells me she doesn’t understand how I can do what I do. Says she could never bring herself to pose nude for an artist. Could you?? And here’s another question. Have you all read PICTURE ME NAKED yet? If you haven’t, you should. It’s right awesome.
Mac: LOL It’s on my kindle just waiting for me to find the time to do you, I mean, the story, justice.
Jagger: Hey, thanks for the interview, Mac. Think I’ll go sun bake on Zee’s roof. It’s perfect out there.
Mac: I hope you’ll hang around for a few minutes. The visitors might have some questions of their own. In the meantime, let’s tell everyone where to find you and PICTURE ME NAKED, and Lisa too.
Buy link: Amazon
Lisa is an artist/writer living in her dream house nestled among the lakes in New England. She loves getting lost in a steamy book, finding the perfect pair of sexy shoes, and hearing the laughter of her men. Being an estrogen island in a sea of testosterone makes her queen. She believes in ghosts, silver linings, the power of a man in a tuxedo, and happy endings.
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