Please join me in welcoming, the talented, witty and always naughty, multi-published author, Erin Nicholas. Erin is also generously giving away one of her books (contest details below).
Selena: Erin, welcome to my blog, and thank you for sharing your awesome book covers as well your awesomely-funny-crazy self with us. (I mean crazy in the good way, not in the gnaw off someone’s arm if they happen to fall asleep in the same room as you way). 🙂
Erin: Oh my gosh! Thanks for having me today! So ready to negatively influence…..I mean, have some fun with you!
Selena: Pretty sure your influences will be the good kind of negative. 🙂 You’re a member of the Nine Naughty Novelist blog . What makes you a naughty novelist?
Erin: My mouth! I swear like a trucker… totally shocked the girls when we first met in person!
Selena: You’re shitting me? You, curse? 😉 I’ve been known to drop the “F” bomb on a few occasions. “Fuck that is.” Not the intestinal gas “F” word, I can’t say it, read it, or type it. I know that if an alien were to observe me, he’d think that was odd, but then again, he’s the green one with one eye. How about you? If an alien were to come to earth and observe you for 24 hours (without you knowing about it), what do you think this alien would report to the mother ship about you?
- The human diet apparently requires two essential food groups- coffee and cupcakes.
- Humans can indeed carry on very enlightening and entertaining conversations with cats.
- Judging by the amount found in her home, humans must need dust to survive.
Selena: I can relate, except for the coffee part. I know it goes against writer’s rite of passage, but I cannot stand the stuff, and I have to remember to even give a cup to my characters when writing. Speaking of characters, if you could turn into one of your characters for a day, which character would you choose and what would you do?
Erin: Emma Dixon—the heroine in my third COUNTING ON LOVE. Best of Three
Emma is one of those girls who doesn’t care what people think, who says what she wants, does what she wants and loves getting into trouble.
Plus, she looks great in anything, drinks tequila and she’s sleeping with Nate Sullivan.
Yeah, I could be Emma for a day.
What would I do?
Dress up, drink tequila and sleep with Nate Sullivan!
Selena: Emma sounds like my kind of heroine. No filter, great taste in clothes and drinks the hard stuff. Good choice. If we could put you in a time machine, what advice would you give an 18-year-old Erin?
Erin: Dump his ass, quit falling for his bullshit and get on with your life. That guy you met two summers ago? Yeah, he’s the one—go get him.
Selena: Okay, all you 18 and even 20 some year old’s out there, that right there is excellent advice. I think we all could have used that advice. I do believe it takes dating a few jerkwards to appreciate the wonderful men we end up with. 🙂 You’re given the opportunity to create a little prize to put in Cracker Jack boxes, and you’re given free reign, what would you create?
Erin: This was HARD!!! Okay, how about this; I have a definite fondness for paramedics and firefighters and doctors and cops… as evidenced by my last TWO series. How about we make those little capsule thingies (I don’t know what they’re called) that you put in water and they expand into sponges? We’ll make them in the shape of fire trucks and ambulances and cop cars! Are they useful? Hell no. Would some of the fire trucks be bright pink? Definitely.
Selena: See that wasn’t so hard and I bet a lot of women out there would buy out the store to get to the prize in those boxes. Speaking of hot fire fighters, reminds me of the movie Magic Mike, there was a stripper in that movie with a long hose….I mean fire fighter costume right? If you were a stripper, what would your stripper name be? Or pole dancer, if that’s more your thing.
Erin: Pole dancing seems hard. Stripping, I do that every day. Pants, bra, shirt off, yoga pants, t-shirt on. Boom! Twenty seconds flat. Sexy stuff! My name? (I actually googled “Stripper Names” lol! I don’t know any in real life. I clearly need to expand my circle of friends!) Apparently strippers don’t have last names? Really? I mean, how do you tell one Destiny from another? Can strip clubs only have *one* Fantasia, one Nirvana, one Candi? See these are the things I need to now know. And do parents who actually name their daughters Fantasia (and I do know one) think “I hope she loves the spotlight and pasties”? Of course, I often wonder what goes through parents’ heads when they’re naming their children. I know of a girl named Heavenly. Now see, that sounds sweet, but you know what? Kind of stripper-ish too, right?
Wait, what was your question again?
Selena: LOL! How about Cupcake? That would be a perfect one for you. As for parents and naming their kids, Apple, North, Blue, Blip, Chevy…they are nuts. Yes, that’s judgmental. It’s how I roll when I read something so out of this world like this. That would be the title of my biography….”It’s How I Roll.” What would be the title of your biography?
Erin: In Spite of It All… the Erin Nicholas story.
My dad has always said I’m the most effective airhead he’s ever met. I do a lot of stupid things, don’t pay attention, screw up… and yet, somehow I always make it work out. 😉
Selena: I think we were separated at birth. I don’t think we do stupid things, I like to call it, “making sense out of the nonsensical in a way that only we understand.” 🙂 I bet you could rock a talk show, if you had one, which three people would you love to taunt…I mean, interview and why?
Erin: Wow, good question! Okay, JK Rowling. Because… well, duh. Anyone who comes up with things like Marauders Maps and… what was that mirror where he could see his parents called?… and Patronuses (is that the plural of Patronus?) and… well, that whole world! I wanna talk to that chick! Plus she seems very cool in interviews.
Selena: She’d be on my list as well, and yes, she seems cool and so humble, something I admire in people who became successful.
Erin: Angelina Jolie. This woman is fascinating. Weird, generous, gorgeous… fascinating. I don’t know why exactly but yeah, I want to talk to her too.
Selena: You could ask her what she was thinking when she carried a vial of Billy Bob’s blood around her neck? She would be an interesting person to interview.
Erin: And the Pope. I know, weird group right? Though I’m thinking Angelina would like the Pope. So the Pope because… who wants to be the Pope? That’s one of the hardest gigs there is, don’t you think? But he seems like a really interesting guy. And hey, it doesn’t hurt to be on this guy’s good side, right?
Selena: Great choice again. Always good to cover your basis, and who better than the Pope. This Pope does seem rather cool and I bet he’d be open to answering any question you’d have for him. Wonder if the Pope is allowed to get a tattoo? If you got a permanent tattoo (we don’t need to know if you already have one, but really we want to know) what would you get and where would have it tattooed?
Erin: I think I would do a tattoo of my first book cover. Where… now that’s the question and probably what’s kept me from doing it! I don’t have any… not because I’m opposed, I just haven’t figured it all out. The whole “rest of your life” kind of makes me think twice.
Selena: If your friend has given up chocolate for Lent, but she wants to desperately have a tiny piece, would you talk her out of it or would you help her justify having a tiny piece? If so, what would you say?
Erin: Bahahaha! I believe you know the answer to this, Selena! I’m a total enabler! I would say, ‘oh, just take a little taste, no big deal’ and then I’d say ‘well, you already had a taste, so you might as well have a bigger bite’ and then I’d say ‘you can start over tomorrow, just eat the damned thing. Life’s short’.
Selena: Well, I didn’t have a taste, I only have a few more weeks to do and then I’ll have myself a big bar of dark chocolate Godiva, but I do appreciate your support and how you help me justify when I fall off the wagon. 🙂
Erin: Life is short. Chocolate daily. Write that down.
Selena: We need a T-shirt that says this! Tell us about your recent release and why romance readers will enjoy as much as they love all your work?
Erin: They’re fun, sexy, sweet… lots of grins, lots of steam, lots of meddling, crazy friends and family, some bromance, some aw-moments… all those important ingredients.
Most recent release was GOING FOR FOUR on Feb 25th. Yeah, Cody and cookies!
This is the fourth book in my Counting on Love series and the hero is Cody Madsen, a hot sweetheart fireman who bakes cookies and loves chick flicks—well, he loves Olivia, who loves chick flicks; but he can quote Dirty Dancing!
Selena: A hot fireman who bakes cookies and will watch Dirty Dancing? I hear a collective sigh all over the Internet. Ladies, this is one you can’t pass up. Go get some Cody.
Erin: Next release is April 8th! Book five in the series, UP BY FIVE
This the Conner Dixon’s story. Conner’s the big brother whose sisters have been falling in love in
the previous four books—much to his chagrin (and with his best friends! FOUR OF THEM!) and now it’s his turn to fall head over heels, and I found the perfect girl to do that do him!
Selena: Congratulations on the new releases! Love the covers and the books sound wonderful. Erin, thank you for joining us on the blog, it was such fun having you here and I know readers appreciate the generous off of one of your fabulous books. May the ink in your book signing pen never run dry. xo
Erin Nicholas is the author of sexy contemporary romances. Her stories have been described as toe-curling, enchanting, steamy and fun. She loves to write about reluctant heroes, imperfect heroines and happily ever afters. She lives in the Midwest with her husband who only wants to read the sex scenes in her books, her kids who will never read the sex scenes in her books, and family and friends who say they’re shocked by the sex scenes in her books (yeah, right!).
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