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It’s raining wonderful authors here at Laugh, Love, Read! Today I have the lovely Sophie Jordan to celebrate the debut of her sizzling new book, Foreplay, which hits bookstores TODAY! So, stick around, say hi, check out Sophie’s phenomenal trailer for Foreplay, and be sure and leave a comment for your chance to win!
You’ve titled the book, “Foreplay.” An obvious sexual innuendo. How important is . . . foreplay? 🙂
Really, it has to do with Pepper’s story. My heroine decides she needs an education on “foreplay” as she has so little experience and she wants to win over a certain guy. It’s not a brand-new premise, but I promise there are surprise twists and you’ve never read a story — in the new adult genre or romance — quite like Pepper’s!
I write in two genres, as do you. Do you find this challenging or rewarding? What is your favorite part?
Um, both! 😉 It is a LOT of work … really, you’re doubling the work load. But I feel so lucky that I get to write in multiple genres because I love them both so much. I love to read so many different things… I’m fortunate that I can write in more than one area, too.
What is your favorite scene in the book?
The first scene where Reece takes Pepper up on her request to be “schooled” in foreplay. Yeah, it’s sexy, but hell, it’s just also such a revelation about both Pepper and Reece — who they are, what they want … what lines they will and won’t cross. The part where Reece takes her cell phone and texts on it … well, you have to read that part. It’s my favorite. 🙂
Name three things you have in common with your hero/heroine.
I think I really was that girl that didn’t come out of her shell until college. Pepper is very familiar to me in that way.
I was also that girl with an idealized image of her love and her future, like Pepper. Sometimes what we think we’re after … well, the reality of what you get can be even better.
And lastly, I love Disney World — just like Pepper!
Do you have a favorite author or book you’re fan-girling over right now?
I LUUUUVED Frigid by J. Lynn. Pure escapism. Romance and New Adult at its best.
And lastly, my most serious question, what is your guilty pleasure?
Lattes. Mexican food … er, wait, why am I leaping to food? LOL. I also love to indulge in pedicures.
All great answers! And the book sounds fantastic! Can’t wait to get lost in it! Can you give us just a little more about it, where to find it, and that trailer we’ve been hearing all about?
Pepper has been hopelessly in love with her best friend’s brother, Hunter, for like ever. He’s the key to everything she’s always craved: security, stability, family. But she needs Hunter to notice her as more than just a friend. Even though she’s kissed exactly one guy, she has just the plan to go from novice to rock star in the bedroom—take a few pointers from someone who knows what he’s doing.
Her college roommates have the perfect teacher in mind. But bartender Reece is nothing like the player Pepper expects. Yes, he’s beyond gorgeous, but he’s also dangerous, deep—with a troubled past. Soon what started as lessons in attraction are turning both their worlds around, and showing just what can happen when you go past foreplay and get to what’s real…
Indie Bound: http://www.indiebound.org/book/9780062279873