You BitchesBeWritin’ come up with some wicked, naughty questions! Thanks for “going there.” Ahem, not that I answered everything. We’ll start out sweet, and then get the spicy.
Describe your novel in seven words or less?
Trapped in a bunker with a rocker.
What’s in your refrigerator right now?
Too much! One of my girlfriends says my fridge “scares her.” I stock lots of fruits and veggies, and a bottom drawer full of various cheeses and tortillas. There’s a mixture of two types of sausages to extra firm tofu. We’re a quandary.
What astrological sign are you? Do you feel you are like the characteristics of your sign?
I totally embrace my Libra nature. Life needs that balance. I like to make people happy, and do my best to weigh both sides.
What are 4 things you never leave home without (apart from keys, money and phone)?
1) Lip balm (I’m an addict); 2) shoes (hee, really I’m not a barefoot gal); 3) water bottle (it’s a stretch but as the forward to my book says, I’ve been in lockdown. I want liquids); 4) it’s not an absolute, but with my background in journalism, I usually can be found with pen and paper, too. If you don’t have it, you’ll need it.
If you were a Star Trek or Star Wars character, which one would it be?
I’ve been told I’m a bit Deanna Troi from Star Trek Next Generation. She possesses empathic characteristics. With my “dark, bedroom eyes” (yes, a guy told me that), I can look into people and just know what they’re thinking! *wink*
“Desire lives longer inside of love.” Agree or disagree? Why or why not?
What a poignant quote. My heart flips reading it, which means I have to agree. Are we going to come down a bit? Tell the truth? OK, every relationship is not perfect. There are ups and downs. The desire can fluctuate. But if you have love as a binder, you get past those points and it lives.
What is the difference between erotic fiction and porn?
Have you seen some bad porn? I swear there is no cheesy soundtrack playing in the background of my love scenes. It’s all paid royalties! Seriously, it’s about the love. I’d love to see some really good porn that’s catered to women.
How much does your own sexuality come into play when writing erotic fiction?
There are some times of the month – I’m thinking when the hormones are raging – when the sensuous writing comes easier. Good thing I don’t always write in a linear fashion, so I can take advantage of it!
Advice for the newbies just entering the realm of erotic romance?
Don’t censor yourself. In the first draft, let all the craziness and kinkiness come out. If you need to calm it down in an edit, then that’s a different story. But also stay true to what feels comfortable to you.
Is there any additional info you would like to share with your readers about what’s next for you and your books?
Often, I tend to write short. With a busy life, I like to be able to read a book without it stretching on for days or a week. The novella length is perfect for me, and that comes through in my writing, too.
Where can readers stalk … um … I mean find you?
Thanks so much for hosting me!
“You want out of here? Fine, go for it.” Kayla pointed toward the doorway. “Be my guest and try to break the lock. If you succeed, I make no promises to your safety out there. We don’t know what’s happening. Maybe this was a minor shaker, or maybe the real thing, but what’s it going to hurt to sit tight and figure it out?”
“You plan on helping me pass the time in a more enjoyable manner?” He wagged his eyebrows at her, and despite herself, and her promise to have a strong will, a flutter started low in her belly. She couldn’t be attracted to him. He was such a neophyte. People like him never understood her.
“You watch yourself there.” She turned around and stalked to the other side of the room. Okay, given they were in such a small space, there wasn’t any getting away from him at the moment. He—and people like him—made her so mad.
“What about being optimistic?” he asked. “Thinking about the best in people. Self-fulfilling prophecies and life affirmations?”
“You can be positive all you want, and it’s not going to fill up your tank of gas. Having money, in smaller bills, hidden in case the banks crash and your ATM card doesn’t work—that’s being prepared. Just because I believe in reserving some supplies doesn’t mean I willed all this to happen. It did, and I’m ready for it.”
“‘Reserving?’ Is that what they’re calling it nowadays? I thought it was more akin to hoarding.”
Hoarding? He really didn’t get it. His comment hung in the air, and she did her best to ignore it. No matter what she said, the scorn from nonbelievers hurt. She grew up with her father being harassed by family members. It was only a matter of time before it was her turn. And her sister? Well, forget about telling her anything about being prepared. Maybe as destruction hit and a certain segment of the population was taken out, they’d be all gone. All that would be left would be those who’d taken the necessary precautions.
A wave of dizziness at the implications hit her, and she sat back down.
Right. As if life worked like that.
The last thing marketing assistant Kayla Morgan expects to do on a Friday morning is give a tour of her emergency shelter to a flighty rock star. When her boss orders her to play nice, she acquiesces.
Sebastian Cox, lead singer of The U.K. Underground, finds the American bird with the bunker in her backyard more than wacky, but the band’s looking for a location to shoot their latest video.
When an earthquake strikes, the unlikely couple gets trapped and finds a few ways to keep themselves busy. Once reality sets in, will their differences leave them on shaky ground?
About Louisa Bacio
A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.
1) 3-book bundle of 1Night Stand titles: A Date with Death, A Dance with Death and A Duel with Death.
2) $15 gift card to Amazon
3) Grand prize: Emergency kit and swag pack (shipping to U.S. only).
Contest ends: Aug. 11