I’m fortunate to have as my guest today erotic romance writer Anita Kidescu and she has agreed to subject herself to an interview! So, here’s Anita:
What is your greatest temptation:
In men: A man with a dark beard – not a shaggy one, though
In food: Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate.
In clothes: Jogging pants and sweatshirts
What is your greatest weakness (example: buying shoes)? Buying books
If you could have any kind of car, what would it be? An old 57 Chevy – light blue and white
Your dream home – mountains or ocean? A log home in the mountains in the summer, Beach house in the winter (I live in Northern Wisconsin)
What inspired you to become a writer? My grandmother loved to write. She was never published, but she encouraged me.
Do you have a daily writing routine? If so, please share. I get my best writing done in the afternoons. Mornings (when I’m home) are spent with promo stuff.
What is your favorite book? That is a tough one. I have so many. My keeper shelf is filled with Jude Deveraux, LaVyrle Spencer, and Kathleen Woodiwiss’ books.
What is your favorite movie? I don’t watch a lot of movies. My latest, though, would be “A Dog’s Purpose.”
Who is your favorite historical figure? Abraham Lincoln
In your books, who is your favorite hero and please introduce him? It’s a toss up between Jack in South Seas Seduction and Eric in Surprise Again. Jack, a pilot acts like a tough guy, but is a real softie. His flaws make me laugh. I think I’m in love with him. Eric, has been wounded by his ex-wife, yet still longs to find the right one to love and love him.
Who is your favorite heroine and please introduce her? My favorite female character would be Emma in South Seas Seduction. In the book, she went from a sheltered, shy woman, to a feisty, take no prisoners woman.
What do you have out now? Surprise Me Again:
Buy Links: The Wild Rose Press: http://wildcatalog.thewildrosepress.com/all-erotic/4932-surprise-me-again.html
Blurb: Charged with trespassing and indecent exposure on Erik Stenson’s private beach, Carson and Josie Sandberg return to South Padre Island to take care of the ticket. However, their reunion with Erik is not what they expected. An invitation for a drink turns into a weekend of passion that fulfills fantasies and leaves all parties wanting to explore a threesome outside the bedroom. Will time, distance, and family issues stand in the way, or will they be surprised again?
Excerpt: “What about you?” Josie said. “Have you ever been married?”
“I was. Years ago. It didn’t last.”
A flicker of sorrow passed over Josie’s eyes. “Can you tell us what happened?” She frowned into her drink. “That is, if you want to.”
“It’s okay. I married Jessica about…” Hell how long had it been? Where had the time gone? “I guess nearly twenty years ago. Like you, we met in college, fell in love, married. Things were good for a few years.”
Josie leaned to her side, allowing the waiter to place a plate before her. Ignoring her food, she folded her hands under chin and kept her attention on him. “What happened?”
“We wanted children. Jessica ached for children. It became an obsession.” Eric took one of the large shrimp from the platter in the middle of the table and began peeling it with trembling fingers, giving him a chance to get his emotions under control. Lord, how he’d wanted children, but not enough to end his marriage.
“After a few years when we didn’t conceive, we looked for answers. By that time Jessica was convinced she was the problem and fell into a deep depression. Nothing I did helped. She wouldn’t agree to see a counselor. My mother finally convinced us to seek a fertilization doctor.” Eric threw the shrimp on his plate and took a long swallow of beer. “Turns out I was the problem, not her. Seems those mumps I’d had as a kid did a number on my little swimmers. Killed them all.”
“Hell, that’s awful, man,” Carson said while Josie placed her hand on Eric’s.
Their sympathy nearly did him in. He swallowed around the lump in his throat and squeezed his damp eyes.
After all these years, the pain was still buried under his heart only to surface on dark, lonely nights and like now as he recounted the story. They were the first ones he’d opened up to. None of the other people in his threesomes had even cared to ask.
Carson took a sip of his beer. “What happened then?”
“I wanted to adopt. Wanted to create a family with Jessica. It didn’t matter if the children were of our blood or not. The doctors had talked about in-vitro. Turns out Jessica didn’t feel the same way.” He took deep breath and tried to calm his pounding heart. He wiped his palms on his shorts.
“I came home one day with information on adoption and some on in-vitro fertilization only to find her and her stuff gone. She had left me a note, telling me she wanted children from her own body. Wanted to create them naturally. Didn’t want to be married to a man who wasn’t a man.”
“The bitch,” Josie said, her eyes filling with tears. “Oops, sorry. I shouldn’t have called her that.”
“Don’t worry. I’ve called her that and worse.”
“How the hell did you handle it?” Carson asked. “I would have been devastated if Josie had done that to me.”
“I drank and buried myself in my writing. I wrote my first novel during this time.”
“If I recall, that book was rather cutting against women,” Carson said.
Eric shook his head and chuckled. “Yeah. I enjoyed killing off my heroine. Coincidentally, she closely resembled my ex.”
“Did you get in trouble for it?” Josie asked, peeling her third shrimp.
“Since I use a pen name, I don’t think she even knows I write. Besides, she was too busy finding another husband to father her eight children.”
Carson choked on his beer. “Eight?”
“Yeah. She really did want kids, but I’m not sure I would have agreed to that many. I was also told she’s gained about a hundred pounds.” Under Josie’s quiet scrutiny, he dropped his gaze to his plate.
“It still hurts, though, doesn’t it?” Josie asked.
Eric shrugged. “It’s not as bad as it was. I sometimes think about how I could have kids in college or be a grandfather by now.”
New releases anytime soon? Surprise Me Again, just came out on Feb. 10th. It’s the continuing story of Josie and Carson from Surprise Me. I just sent their sons’ story to my editor. We have to come up with a title, and I have no idea when it will be released.
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