Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Blog Tour ~ Sweat by Coco Gem

Welcome CoCo Gem to the blog today and also her book, Sweat. You'll want to hang around after you read my interview with her. She's promoting her new book, Sweat, and there are prizes to be won! Yeah. Coco Gem will be awarding a $10 Amazon or Barnes and Noble GC to a randomly drawn winner via rafflecopter during the tour. Want more chances to win? Then follow the tour. You can do that here:

Now for the interview!
1. Describe yourself in three words.

I am emotional, intelligent, and very empathetic. It was hard for me to think of three words to describe myself, so I had to ask someone else. I agree with her assessment. 

2. Cast your book. Tell us who would play the main characters in a movie and why.
This book is a compilation of several short stories, and each story is told from the perspective of a different female character.

3. What’s your favorite love scene from a movie?
I think my favorite love scene from a movie is the basketball scene at the end of Love and Basketball when Monica plays Quentin for his heart. It was so painful and intense, which, I think, mimics what love is really like. It’s a gamble, and we all take risks when we decide to love. We have to bet everything we have that things will work out, but be prepared to pick up the pieces and move on if it doesn’t. I love Monica’s audacity in this scene. Her courage is amazing. 

4. What’s your wildest fantasy?
I want to get married. I’m 35, and have been engaged three times. There has always been something scary about love, something that would not allow me to stick around and make the lifetime commitment. I think I’m ready. So I guess my greatest fantasy would actually be to get married. 

5. If you were to lose one of your senses, which would you rather lose and why?
I’d lose the sense of smell. I think it’s the one I could adjust to being without the quickest.

6. What is the naughtiest thing you did as a kid?
I wrote my name on the hood of my mother’s car with a nail. I didn’t like being in trouble, so that’s about as naughty as I got. Boring, right?

Now for the Quickies! The fast and funny questions!!

Boxers or Briefs?
I prefer boy shorts. They’re comfortable. I used to wear thongs all the time, but the older I get, the more annoying that perpetual wedgie feels. 

Top or Bottom?

Pajamas or nude?
Depends. Mostly nude.

Hairy chests or smooth?


Alpha or Beta?
Alpha by choice… and it’s exhausting sometimes 

Now for a little bit about... Sweat!!

by Coco Gem


“The Tryst” tells the story of one woman desperate for the approval of her very dominant partner and the lengths she is willing to go to in order to earn it.

“Me, Her, and Him” suggests that the best way to get over an old man is to get under a new one... especially when his gorgeous wife comes as part of the deal.

From stories of love and passion like “The Elevator” to stories of sheer carnal, insatiable desire like “Bad Girl,” Sweat chronicles the stories of women who take control of their sexuality and go after what satisfies them most—at any cost.


Now an Excerpt from "The Tryst" ~

I take a swig from my flask to calm my nerves. I sit and wait a few minutes for my hands to stop shaking. Another swig. A deep breath. I close my eyes as I feel the warmth of the vodka consuming my body, and I will myself to calm down.
I am sitting in my car on this quiet side street, waiting for the butterflies in my stomach to subside.  My makeup is perfectly applied, and my sexy lips are covered in bright red lipstick. My short, tight dress, under which I am wearing a red lace thong, barely covers my ass. On my feet are heels appropriate only for the bedroom or for the stage and my full breasts are straining against the thin fabric of my dress. My body is absolutely perfect, and my shaved pussy is already wet with anticipation. I refuse to lose my nerve. Tonight, I will go through with my plan. All the pieces are in place.
I examine my reflection in the rearview mirror and decide my already perfect pout needs more red lipstick. As I reach up to apply it, the 3-carat diamond in my wedding ring catches the glow of the streetlight outside, and I immediately pause. My heart, which had just slowed to its normal pace, starts racing again. I almost- ALMOST- start the car and abandon my mission.
I am the wife of one of the most prominent attorneys in our city. I am beautiful, I am charming and charismatic, I am well-educated, the very epitome of grace and class. I keep our home immaculate, and our children are well-behaved, well-mannered angels. All I have ever known is opulence. I wear my long hair perfectly styled, because it is important I remain camera ready at all times. I love the woman I am. I love my husband.
I love my life.
Tonight, however, I am preparing myself to be explored, degraded, and fucked in ways my husband could never imagine fucking me. I pull my ring off and put it in my glove compartment. I say a silent prayer that I remember to put it back on when the night is over.
I gulp from my flask again. And I wait.


About the Author:

CoCo Gem was born on June 1, 1982, in Washington DC. An only child to older parents, CoCo became an avid reader at a young age, and has always had a love for words. “I didn’t have any siblings, so I found my friends in books,” CoCo says. “It wasn’t long before I’d read every book on my bookshelf and was asking for weekly library visits.” All throughout school, CoCo maintained As in English, and she went on to major in English Arts at Hampton University. She graduated and became a high school English teacher, and, for the next 9 years, shared her love of literature and writing with high school students in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
CoCo is an avid fiction writer who tends to focus on the less explored aspects of humanity, including overwhelming sexuality, the heaviness of human emotion, and the constant battle of consciousness. She has several published short stories available for purchase on Amazon, and she continues to write and publish stories on her personal website, Sweat is CoCo’s first book. Set to release in June, Sweat is a compilation of erotic short stories and poems that explore the sexual limits of her characters and entice readers to be more exploratory in their own sexual practices.
CoCo is currently working as a freelance writer/editor and content developer, helping entrepreneurs to develop the content necessary to build their websites and promote themselves. She is also ghostwriting two novels, and is planning to collaborate with other authors in the future. CoCo has one 14-year-old son and lives in the suburbs of Washington, DC. She sees herself one day landing on the New York Times Bestseller list… if she can ever sit still long enough to write a novel of her own. 


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Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Unknown said...

Congrats on the tour and thanks for the chance to win :)

Rita Wray said...

I enjoyed the interview. Always fun to learn more about the author.

Bernie Wallace said...

What upcoming books are you looking forward to reading in 2017? Thanks for the giveaway. I hope that I win. Bernie W BWallace1980(at)hotmail(d0t)com

Victoria Alexander said...

Awesome interview - thanks for sharing :)