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4.15.2011

Interview & Giveaway: Lust, Lace & Lingerie



This is an After Hours Interview - but posted early because of the giveaway. Please be advised this is Adults only. 18+ to enter the contest. (Please see end of post for details)

Please welcome Brandi Evans to Parajunkee After Hours.

Who is Brandi Evans?
I'm a stay-at-home mom with a serious addiction. The compulsive need to tell sexy stories to whomever will listen!

As much as I can't imagine a day without a book (or Kindle) in my hands or a story "under construction" on my computer, I haven't always been addicted to the written word. Don't hear many author bios start like that, do ya? But it's the truth.

Even despite my late start, I've never been accused of having a dull imagination. Yowza! If only people knew just how dirty my mind is! For years, I was actually ashamed at how nasty the characters in my head acted. Now, I celebrate their boldness and wish some of their kick-ass-and-take-no-prisoners attitude would rub off on me.

http://brandievansauthor.blogspot.com/
http://www.jasminejade.com/m-665-brandi-evans.aspx

Interview

Parajunkee's View: Lust, Lace & Lingerie is the title of your latest book that we are featuring today. What tidbits can you tell us about it?

Brandi: Well, in a nutshell…
Two sexy Brits. One super-naughty negligée. One lingerie manager in way over her head. Let the fun begin!
*grin* Lust, Lace & Lingerie chronicles the sexual exploits of Bree Jennings as her relationship with her sexy British boss goes from cold to blazing. He introduces her to a world of sex unlike she’s never known, but as their relationship progresses, she also discovers there’s more to the man than just his sexy accent and Greek-god good looks.
Oh, if you’re interested, I did a Character Chat with LLL’s heroine. Click here to read it.

PJ: So who would you drool over more? Max the Matthew McConaughey lookalike, or Garrett the dark haired, tattooed bad boy? Me I’ve always been a sucker for bad boys ;)

BE: Well that’s a hard question!! Each man appeals to me in a different way, both equally yummy. :) Max’s all blonde and beautiful, while Garrett is dark and dangerous. Dang that’s a tough call, especially considering how they’re both very dominant in the bedroom. I couldn’t’ go wrong with either, LOL.

PJ: Do you think it is a lot of women’s fantasy to jump into  bed with more than one man? (I know it is every guys fantasy to have two girls *sigh*) Wouldn’t Twilight have ended better if Bella, Jacob and Edward would have just gotten it on?

BE: I think a lot of women would deny they’d like to take on two sexy men who both want her, not simply a willing p*ssy. Ya know? If they both want to please her as much as they want to get pleasure from her…then hell yeah! Who secretely doesn’t want that?
(If you say “no,” you’re lying! :) )

As for Twilight, are we talking about the movie or book? I ask because Jake, at times, was damn annoying in the books, LOL. Going over-the-top to toss verbal jabs at Edward whenever he could. Hello! Can we say immature? I thought so.  :)

But in the movie…yowza! Two men yummy in two different ways. While they’re animosity tended to get a bit annoying at times, the two were totally on-screen eye candy and Bella so totally could, um, whip them into shape. *wink, wink*

PJ: Inspiration. Where does it come from? Is your mind full of naughty lingerie models and sexy fallen angels?

BE: Sometimes.  :) Actually, I get inspiration from the strangest places. For example, the inspiration for my last Ellora’s Cave release, Exposed Desires,  happened while I was on military duty. We were in up-armored Humvees doing a mock convoy exercise through “hostile” territory, and the squad commander was yummy with a capital “Yes! Oh god Yes!” Thus the inspiration for the hero of Exposed Desires was born!
The inspiration for the hero in a book I’m currently plotting is semi based on the character of the phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. :) Where the phantom is enchanting with his voice and ugly on the outside, my hero is just as sexy but ugly on the inside—well at least until the  heroine gets her hands on him. :)

PJ: What is it like working with Ellora’s Cave? Was getting published with them easier than expected, or pretty tough?

BE: I love it at EC. My editor is the embodiment of awesome. :) (And I don’t even have a book submitted at the moment, so you know I’m telling the truth, LOL.)

PJ: Was it hard to get published with EC?

BE:  Actually *knock on wood for fear of jinxing myself* it was easier than I’d anticipated, but that’s only because nothing about my 1st submission went according to “The Rules.” You know the one’s I’m talking about…
Editor’s DON’T contact you.
The submission process takes FOREVER.
My publication with EC was completely opposite. I submitted to the slush pile like all the rest of the prepubs, but the day after, an editor from EC contacted me separate from that submission and said she’d like to see my fallen angel book Tempted. I signed my contract like 9 days later. It STILL floors me.

PJ: Would you recommend authors of erotica to send their submissions to Ellora’s Cave?

BE: Of course! I’m actually trying to talk a friend into submitting. (Yes, Olivia, I’m talking to you! *grin*)

PJ: Can you tell us a little be about being an eAuthor, does it give you more freedom, let your hair down so-to-speak?

BE: I used to think of ePublishing as the “little leagues,” something most everyone needed to do before getting the call to the “big leagues” in New York—but that was all before I became an eAuthor. I love the freedom of being able to write what I want to write (mostly anyway, LOL). Do I want to make the money the big names do? Sure! Seriously, who doesn’t? But I’m also happy where I’m at. There’s less pressure and more freedom, a win-win for this gal. :)

PJ: Why did you choose to write romance, specifically erotica?

BE: I think it chose me. I’ve read romances all my life, even at a time when I didn’t read that much. I used to sneak the old Harlequin’s into my room and read the “dirty” scenes over and over and over. I’d probably give most of those a 2 rating on the hotness chart now, LOL, but back then to a “good” teenage girl, they were scorching!

PJ: I know a lot of people have a problem with sex, or at least in-your-face sex. What advice can you give to people so they can release their inner sex-kitten?

BE: Read Delilah…it worked for me. (Was it just me or did that sound like the erotic version of the Hooked on Phonics tagline? *grin*)
I started reading Delilah Devlin when we were in a crit group together, and I just fell in love (or maybe in lust) with her writing. I knew right then and there what I was supposed to be writing.

PJ: And, lastly Ms. Evans, thank you for answering some of my highly inappropriate questions. Would you like to share with my readers any other books that you have that are about to be released, or events in the future that you would like them to know about?

BE:  I don’t have any other contracted books out there at the moment, but I am finishing up an erotic romance short story I’m calling Revenge Sex. It’s the story of a woman who finds out her husband is cheating on her so she decides to get even with him by filing for divorce and then sleeping with his brother! Only she doesn’t expect the emotional connection she feels with the brother or the dominating way he takes her…

I’m also doing preplanning on a book I’m tentatively calling Heart of Stone. (Pretty sure that title’s gonna change, LOL.) It’s the sequel to Tempted (my 1st EC release). The story revolves around Mari (sister of Tempted’s heroine Lyndi) and her fallen angel hero, Mathias. Five hundred years ago, because of his uncontrollable lust for sex, Mathias was cursed to live out the rest of eternity as a sentient statue. He’s forced to watch the world change around him, trapped in his statue form, until Mari unintentionally—and unwillingly—sets him free…

Lust, Lace & Lingerie
Brandi Evans

I love managing the sexy Dallas boutique, Red Light Lingerie—talking to people about sex, toys and bedroom wear. One of my favorite erotic benefits? My boss, Maxwell Penn, is a Matthew McConaughey lookalike—but with a hot British accent. Okay, he can be domineering and I spend most of my time on the clock fluctuating between “I want to bed him” and “I want to strangle him.” But still…yum.

Tonight, however, everything will change.

An old friend of Max’s from Britain, a lingerie designer, has flown in to show Max a couple possible pieces for our new Risqué line of bedroom wear—but their model canceled. Can you see where this is going? Yep. I go from manager to model, and before I can say G-string, this spur-of-the-moment modeling gig ignites in passion and little ’ol me finds herself sandwiched between Max and his dark-n-sexy best friend.

I’d be in heaven if it wasn’t for the guilt swirling in Max’s blue eyes. But guilt for what?



EXCERPT - Lust, Lace & Lingerie

“As you can see,” Garrett said to Max, “the fishnet offers the viewer a very visual picture while giving the wearer some sense of coverage.”

Sense of coverage? I tried not to roll my eyes. My damn pubic hairs were showing.

“And the black color,” Garrett continued, “combined with the extra-firm elasticity of the fishnet, help minimize bodily imperfections. Not that this one needs any help in that arena, hey, Max?”

“No, not at all. She’s…breathtaking.”

My nipples hardened at his words, and Max’s gaze zoned in on my breasts like heat-seeking missiles locking onto a target. He adjusted himself.

“And…” Garrett spun me around so my breasts pressed against the hard planes of his chest and swept my long hair over one shoulder, exposing my back to Max. “As you can see, the view from the back is exquisite as well. The dipping backline draws the eye and plays with the senses.”

As if accentuating his words, he teased his fingertips along the small of my back. Shivers followed where he touched me and I bit back a moan. My mind went wild with images of his big, gentle hands touching other parts of my body.

Christ, this was not happening.

“And the thick crisscrossing ropes,” Garrett said, his breath hot on my neck, “are not just decorative, my friend. They’re great for anchoring ties too. Now I know what you’re thinking. ‘It’s fishnet. One good tug, and it’s gonna rip.’ But I assure you that’s not the case. The synthetic fabric has some give, yes, but it’ll take a lot of force to rip. It will give you absolute control over your woman. And I know how much you like that.”


ALSO! Brandi Evens is having a "Double My Twitter Followers" contest that will end the last day of the tour. TODAY! For the Twitter contest, if she hits 500 followers during her release bash and tour, she will be giving away a $50 Amazon or Barnes and Noble gift card the last day of the tour to one of her followers. Please follow her!! She is up to 275 -- http://twitter.com/brandi_evans







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57 comments:

LadyVampire2u said...

Great interview and I loved the excerpt as well. I have to say that Heart of Stone sounds awesome and I'll definitely be on the look out for that also. Congratulations on this ebook release and the others to come!

LadyVampire2u AT gmail DOT com

Stephalicious said...

The excerpt has me wanting to read more! Definitely buying this if I don't win :)

Luna said...

Awesome interview, I'd say I'm more of a Garrett-fan, too! Sounds like a fabulous book, can't wait to read it!

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Safari Poet said...

Great interview. I never heard of this book before, but you got my attention now :-)

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Ailsa said...

Woah. That is one hot excerpt. Never heard of Brandi before, but I'm heading over to look at the website now :-) Thank you both for the interview.

Jean P said...

Great interview, really enjoyed it. Great excerpt, find myself kind of intrigued by Maxwell!

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Jamie Kline said...

Awesome interview! I especially liked her response to if women fantasize about jumping into bed with more than one man! The book sounds HOT, can't wait to read it and the bracelet is SO pretty!

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the demureconnoisseur said...

My favorite response: "We were in up-armored Humvees doing a mock convoy exercise through “hostile” territory, and the squad commander was yummy with a capital “Yes! Oh god Yes!”'

:) demureconnoisseur@gmail.com

Alycia said...

wonderful intervew! Can't wait to rea this now

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Tore said...

Great interview. I love the sound of her books. I can't wait to read them. Please enter me in contest. Tore923@aol.com

seattlegal said...

Sounds like a good book. Adding to my to read list!

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Miranda @ My Eclectic Bookshelf said...

Great Interview, i have now added this to my ever growing list of books I want to get! Add my name to the pot for the drawing :)

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I Eat Words said...

Haha LOVED the excerpt! :) Great post!
-Farrah

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Anonymous said...

Would love this for my girlfriend.

AmyC ~ said...

I want more!
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Vivien said...

Please enter me, looks amazing.

Vivien
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Laura said...

Hot excerpt!!! this goes on my to read list!

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Anne said...

Interesting excerpt. What exactly does the EC Exotika line require for the story not to be just a regular EC book?

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Maria (pronounced Mariah) I blame my mother... said...

This book is right up my alley!

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Steph from fangswandsandfairydust.com said...

Yeah Fishnet, coverage, just what I think when I see it!Oddly, I have an elderly friend who wears fishnet all the time.
Fangs, Wands and Fairy Dust
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twitter: @fangswandsfairy

D.L. said...

Ver, very nice excerpt. Enjoyed the interview :)
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Victoria said...

This sounds like something I would enjoy. Thanks for the great interview.
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Sarah said...

What a fun interview!! The "inappropriate" questions are the best ones :)

ShadowLover said...

Wow, thank you for this interview - Lust, Lace & Lingerie is definately on my wish-list =)
And thank you for the giveaway, too - I've even spread the world ;)
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Brandi Evans said...

Wow, 25 responses already. You guys totally rock!

And I'd like to send a special thank you to Parajunkee for hosting me today. :)

Now to start going through all these comments!

as always ♥ Carol said...

Oh My GOD!!!!!!!! wow that is awesome. I loved the interview I'm so going to be looking for stories from Brandi they sound Amazing. Lust, Lace & Lingerie just wow that sneak peak is hot I can almost imagine how the rest of the book is. Definitely adding it to TBR pile can't wait to read it XD

as always ♥, Carol
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Dinky said...

Great interview! I must to read it :) Thank you for this giveaway!

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ParaJunkee said...

You know...I haven't read the book yet, but I'm dying to after Brandi's answers. LOL. It just sounds like so much fun. Thank you Brandi for doing the interview with me, and letting me host you on the tour!

Chelsea B. said...

Thanks for the great interview and awesome excerpt! Pretty bracelet!

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marybelle said...

That was a most enlightening interview. Fun to read. "Lust, Lace & Lingerie" is on my list.

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Jennifer said...

The closest to erotica I've ever read has been the BDB books. I think I need to branch out a bit in that genre...

elaing8 said...

Great interview and excerpt.I can't wait to read more about these three.
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AsianCocoa said...

Hot excerpt! Great interview.
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Chantel said...

Great interview, and I love the bracelet.

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Brandi Evans said...

Anne said...
Interesting excerpt. What exactly does the EC Exotika line require for the story not to be just a regular EC book?

Basically, the Exotika books are based on the sexual journey, not the romantic one, but they CAN be a romance. In other words, they're more erotica than romantica in nature, although LLL is VERY much a love story. It's just really hot, LOL.

L8BloomerOnline said...

I admit I'm intrigued! Fun interview!

Jen
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Brandi Evans said...

Sarah said...
What a fun interview!! The "inappropriate" questions are the best ones :)

I totally agree!!!!!!! ;)

Brandi Evans said...

ParaJunkee said...
You know...I haven't read the book yet, but I'm dying to after Brandi's answers. LOL. It just sounds like so much fun. Thank you Brandi for doing the interview with me, and letting me host you on the tour!


*blushes* Thank you! For both the kind words about LLL and for hosting me today. It's been so much fun.

Brandi Evans said...

Jennifer said...
The closest to erotica I've ever read has been the BDB books. I think I need to branch out a bit in that genre...


I think you should, LOL. Then again, I might be a bit partial. :)

Lisa (Lisa's World of Books) said...

This looks very hot !

Kim S. said...

What a great interview Brandi! I just added this book to my TBB list the other day! *common payday*


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cait045 said...

The teaser scene is hot and makes me want to win it more. Sounds great.

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faefever25 said...

Great interview that bracelet is just lovely. Thanks for the giveaway ^_^

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She said...

Good excerpt. The more teasers I read the more I want this book. With those Brits and the building up of the sexual tension I am hooked.

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Anonymous said...

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Lil said...

I never worked in retail but it would certainly be worth it to work my way up to managing...this certainly makes it look like fun.

Katie said...

great excerpt! makes me want to read it!

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Chrizette said...

Would love to be entered if international.

Chrizette
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BooksforCompany said...

If this is international please enter me, such a cute bracelet !
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JessS said...

I really want to read this book. It sounds really good and the excerpt is HOT!

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p.s I'm international

meggerfly said...

great giveaway! loved the excerpt and interview!

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JaylieG said...

wow that an amazing giveaway.
Loved the interview and whew that excerpt was smoking!

JaylieG

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June M. said...

This book sounds great...definately gonna have to add it it my TBR.

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Krystal said...

The teaser scene makes me really want to read this book! Thank you for the great giveaway :) edysicecreamlover18@gmail.com

Chelsea said...

This sounds like a great book. I'm having issues with too many new books/authors to add to my TBR list... can I just forgo sleep so I can read all the time? XD I need a pill for that lol XD

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kristen said...

ok so this with have to be on my TBR list next. This is so so good sounding its not even funny!
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