Hi, Wendi! Thanks so much for hosting me today!
I'm so glad you're here! Let's get down to the nitty gritty. What was your favorite scene to write in As You Wish?
Well, my favorite scene to write to date would probably be when Karis discovers Vander in As You Wish. It was so much fun trying to capture her vulnerability and shock when this hot genie pops outta the bottle in her hands!
I'd love to have a man pop out of a bottle, but he'd better look like Gerard Butler. What was the inspiration behind As You Wish?
I've always been fascinated by genies and the ultimate challenge of having to decide how best to use three wishes. Being given those choices by a sexy genie to boot was just too much fun not to explore!
Sounds like fun! What is the most interesting thing you’ve done in the name of research?
I'm sorry, but that question has a level 2E question security clearance. Research is invaluable in this field and I take my research very seriously. J
You crack me up. And darn, was trying to get some inside info on genies! J What do you consider as the most frustrating side of becoming a published author and what has been the most rewarding?
The most frustrating part for me would be not having enough hours in the day to get the stories in my head completed! Family stuff keeps me busy and some nights I'm quite certain I haven't a single creative thought in my head.
There are many rewarding elements to this biz. Like getting an email from a fan who loved my work or receiving a rave review and of course there's receiving a new cover for a story that's finally been through all the steps leading up to publication. It's like icing on a cake that's been baking for weeks!
I know the feeling. Family demands are important. But fan mail rocks! What accent inspires you to do naughty things?
Curiosity and wine. LOL
Hee hee. Name something readers would be surprised to learn about you?
I can get teary eyed over certain commercials.
Me, too. I don't watch the ones for the humane society or I'll bawl. If you could ask the readers one question what would it be?
What did you love or hate about my book?
Good question. What can readers expect next from you?
I'm currently working on a spicy contemporary erotic novel featuring a full-figured heroine and I've got another sexy paranormal tale in the works!
OOH! Sounds exciting. :-) What is the best thing about being a writer? The worst?
The best thing about being a writer is breathing life into an idea and watching it take shape as the story unfolds.
The worst is not being able to type when and as fast as my muse dictates!
Is your muse a taskmaster, too? Mine are. I swear. I cannot type fast enough most of the time. What is your method of breaking through writer’s block?
Reading! Or catching up on what's on the DVR. Either method usually jumpstarts my creative steak.
Gotta love the DVR. What fuels you as an author to continue to write?
I have so many stories I want to tell and share. I look forward to penning them all and sharing them with my readers!
Can you tell us a bit about what book(s) you have coming out next and what you’re working on now?
As You Desire is the sequel to As You Wish. I think readers will enjoy this steamy addition to the Djinn Brotherhood story! This book focuses on the relationship between Rafi and Lona.
When you get a chance to read, what books do you love to read?
Erotic romance of course, but I always love horror, sci-fi and thriller books.
What bores you as a reader?
Slow moving storylines, unimaginative and predictable storylines.
What is your favorite feature on a person?
Depends on the person. J
Good answer. What is your favorite time of day?
Mine, too. What music gets you dancing?
So many different kinds do...but, R&B, salsa and jazz are sure bets!
Now for a fun question. Aliens have landed on the planet. What are the three things you would tell them that are great about this planet?
Until I found out whether they were friend or foe to planet Earth, I'd say nothing...nothing all.
Good point. You have been locked in a mall and told you can get anything you want and when they open in the morning you won’t have to pay a single cent. What stores would you hit? Better question how would you haul away all your loot?
I'd hit Ann Taylor, Victoria's Secret and Nordstrom's and I'd haul it all away with the help of my husband. J
If you could share one major writing tip, to help other writers in their quest for publication, what would it be?
Read the lots of books in the genre you want to write. Find out what works for you as a reader and as a writer. Hone your own voice, finish and polish your work. Most of all...submit it somewhere!
Good advice. You can't find out what you can do until you send it out.
If you could write in any other genre what would it be, and why?
Hmm...maybe a How-to kinda book. LOL
Where can we find out more about you and your work?
Visit my website: www.simplysexystories.com or blog: www.simplysexystories.blogspot.com
And finally, have you got a sneak peek excerpt from your current work in progress you can share with my readers and me? The hotter the better!
I'll share an excerpt from As You Wish! Blurb first. Enjoy!
There exists within our world a brotherhood of Djinns...genies bound by magic, bound by honour to fulfil the desires of their masters. Enter their realm with caution! Danger lurks between dimensions, fiery passions ignite without control and wishes are granted for those brave enough to ask...
A race against time to save her physic mother from supernatural forces leaves Karis, a novice clairvoyant, no choice but to trust a very sexy genie granting three wishes and an offer to help her tap into her psychic abilities...if she'll come willing to his bed.
Now here's an excerpt!
With her eyes still closed, Karis kept chanting the mantra, “This isn’t real, this isn’t happening.” If she said it enough times, it would have to be true.
“Oh, yes, I am real and this is definitely happening.” A deep voice filled the room.
Her eyes flew open and for the second time in less than twenty-four hours, she screamed.
A strange man stood in her living room within arm’s reach! He towered above her, standing well over six feet with rich mahogany skin and a thick muscular build. Her gaze dipped to his bare chest and tapered waist. Ripped oblique muscles disappeared beneath the loose white pants riding low on his hips. Heat flooded her cheeks as she tore her eyes from his torso back to his face.
He held her shocked gaze with the most beautiful hazel eyes she had ever seen. He had the chiselled profile that would inspire fantasies and fantastic works of art. From the crown of his bald head to the soles of his bare feet, his bold features set him apart from the average male. He exuded confidence, evidenced in his relaxed stance and the cool sexy smile directed at her. A stylish goatee encircled his full lips and she couldn’t stop her eyes from travelling over the rest of his rock hard body. She took in every detail from his strong jaw line, thick neck, and the most impressive set of abs on full display. He was sexy as hell, but his sex appeal did nothing to calm her racing heart or the stark realisation she needed to call her doctor now.
“Oh, my God,” she whispered again, feeling light-headed.
The gorgeous apparition chuckled, flashing a perfect smile. “Not quite, but I get that a lot.”
She was losing her mind, hallucinating now in broad daylight.
“Tell me, how I may serve you?” The rich sound of his voice flowed over her like a warm summer breeze.
At least she was hallucinating about a hot guy and not the hideous creature in her dreams. She sucked in a breath as the half-naked man approached her and the entire room began to spin.
“No,” Karis whispered. She took one faltering step backwards and fainted.
As You Wish is available now with Total E-Bound Publishing! As You Desire will be available January 16th!
Before we close, I want to thank Nichelle for stopping by. I've had a blast chatting with you. Now, do you want to get the skinny on Nichelle Gregory? Here you go!
Nichelle Gregory has been in love with books and writing since middle school. A lover of the arts, she enjoys anything that embraces the creative nature within us all. Bringing believable characters to life that thrill and excite her readers is a challenge that continues to push Nichelle. She loves creating stories involving super sexy alpha heroes with divine heroines in magical, exotic, and fantastic scenarios. So, gone on . . . Indulge your secret fetishes and desires!