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1) What is the title of your book and what is your book about?

     Tickle Me is a tales of wanton love, decadent seduction, manipulation and intrigue. Our heroine, Alice, is a 29-year-old woman who has never been in a relationship, physical or otherwise. Early on, she amerced herself in Greek Mythology and resigned herself to the fact The Fates destined her life to be one without love. 

     As the tales unfolds, Alice, gets caught up in a hot and torrid love affair with a mysterious suitor online. He woes her with his tales of love in such a way that her whole life is irrevocably turned inside out – and yet she has never laid eyes on him. The story crescendos to their eventual meeting to consummate the love they have profoundly professed to each other.

     However, much like reality, the identity of this mysterious suitor is not who he has portrayed himself to be. Having come full circle with the ugly truth, Alice must make a choice to either return to the loveless life she once lived, or make the self-sacrificing decision to join her mysterious lover in internal bliss forever.

2) Why did you decide to write it?   In the age of online dating, I felt what my character goes through is relevant to what most everyone (including myself) is experiencing or has experienced on the quest to finding true love, that perfect soul mate. The reality of the situation is that the majority of those searching fall way short of that goal because they didn’t go into it with the right mindset.
3) What is special about your book?   What is special about my book(s) is that this story is loosely based on a true event in my life. I enjoy taking true events that happen to me, or anyone else for that matter, and add my own personal spin to the tale, ending up with a fascinating story that everyone who’s ever been in love or in a relationship can relate to.  My stories aren’t the pretty, nicely dressed romantic tales of perfect love and the every after, but they reflect the true (and most often times), ugly internal thoughts and feelings we all have had. Thoughts and feelings we desperately try to keep to ourselves for fear we would be labeled differently if anyone in polite society ever heard or became aware of them.
4) What differentiates it from other books in the same category?   I have no problem delving into the deep recesses of the mind and bringing to the surface the true unbridled feelings we all share about love, relationships and how they affect us, in a positive or negative way. Speaking from experience, I had to wrestle through my own past relationships obstacles that led me down the path of self-destruction and despair, and even to attempt suicide; In Search of Mr Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness, is a compilation of that train wreck of relationships chronicling my journey.  Having come through all that, I learned I had to love myself first before I could even begin to think about letting someone else into my live… if I wanted a different outcome from my past. My journey took six years of celibacy before I found my true self. And only when me, myself and I had time to really get to know each other, only then was I was ready to include another. Within less than a year’s time, My “Mr. Wonderful” found me and we have been happily married for the past 3+ years.  My stories, my “voice” is that self inside all of us that struggles to keep the conscious on the straight and narrow. Sadly, some people don’t listen and the outcome is quite the opposite of mine. Nevertheless, I want to inspire and share with the reader that life, love and relationships are all about choices and there isn’t anything anyone can do to you that you don’t allow them to do. Period. Don’t like the outcome…make better choices!
5) Have you published any other books?   Yes, In Search of Mr Wonderful, The Journey From Myth To Madness and Beautiful Liar.
6) Do you plan to publish more?  Absolutely!  I am looking at The Ten Commandments of Dating, Poisoned Pen, Mermaidland and The Margarita Social Club to start off the next set.
7) Tell us something a funny or quirky about you? 

I see dead people. :o) I actually am a sensitive and have a keen intuition that if I listen to it more often (like I should be doing), I wouldn’t get into so much trouble later.

8) What does unconditional mean to you? 

The kind of love that is easy like Sunday mornings, uncomplicated and pure. My son is the one who taught me that love isn’t supposed to hurt and that true love comes in many forms.

9) What do you hope the reader gets out of reading Tickle Me?

I would like the reader to be entertained, as well as, recognize the interlaced message of not loosing yourself to another person, all for the sake of love. In relationships, your partner should compliment you, not fill a void.

10) Do you have a motto or creed you live by? If so, what is it and why?

Yes, it is: Believe In Yourself!  I chose this one (for myself originally) after I had gone through all my relationship troubles. It has now become my universal motto and beliefe because each and everyone of us has the power to change whatever circumstance we find ourselves in if we only believe that we can.

 

 

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