It’s baaacccckkkk! And back with a bang!! Oh how I have missed thee Author Spotlight!
This week’s Author Spotlight is Theresa Rite discussing her upcoming debut erotic novel, Chat! I’m super excited about this author AND this book, because BOTH are aca-mazing! Rite took some time out of her busy schedule to *chat* about Chat and give us some insight into her crazy mind…and it’s crazy!! Let’s start off with a little about Chat!
Synopsis of Chat:
Contemporary Erotica, Stand-Alone Novel
When Sandy Quinn met Jason Brewer on the first day of second grade, a life-long friendship was born.
Twenty-six years later, Jason is finally ready to move on from his divorce. His ex-wife leaves behind her Kindle, and he stumbles upon Bestselling Author Carissa Steel’s latest release. After learning that she lives less than an hour from his apartment- and is single- he contacts her on Facebook. As he struggles to flirt over chat, he enlists the help of his best friend.
Sandy has spent three years waiting for her boyfriend, Jack, to finally pop the question. At the same time Jason asks for her help, her world slowly begins to crumble around her. Through her pain, she continues to support her best friend, playing Cyrano to his newest conquest.
As Sandy begins to chat with Jason online, she creates a safe place to explore what neither of the friends thought would ever exist between them. As lines blur and are eventually crossed, they begin to wonder if amazing sex is worth risking a lifetime of friendship.
Twenty-six years… twenty-six letters.
Could they have always only needed each other?
It’s time to get to know
TK – Thank you for stopping by and answering some of my questions. I know you, and love you, but introduce yourself to the rest of the class
RITE – Thank you for inviting me to your party, TK! I love you back, twice as hard, and for a billion reasons. You are SUCH a classy broad. I can only hope to learn from you, wise one.
Hi! I’m so happy to meet you all! I’m Theresa Rite, and I write erotic romance. Meaning, there’s all kinds of explicit banging going on. Sometimes, the best relationships are built on a good solid banging. I write about such… bangs. Relationship-building bangs. RBB. I’m down with RBB. (I’m not drinking, I promise.)
TK – Your book, Chat, is due out at the end of this month, what can you tell us about this book?
RITE – Chat is about Sandy and Jason. They met on the first day of second grade, and have been best friends ever since. They tried the relationship thing at one point, but did not want to ruin their perfect friendship.
Now in their thirties, something tragic brings them closer, while something fun gives them that nudge toward what they should have been doing all along.
TK – I was fortunate enough to read an ARC of Chat and I loved it. It was fun, sweet, witty and of course sexy. What was it about the premise that made you want to write this story?
RITE – Thank you!!!!!
I make book covers for inspiration. Chat is one of several book covers I made and kept for a rainy day. I give these unwritten books snappy, one word titles, and then wait for inspiration to hit.
Chat was inspired by the concept of words being powerful enough to change the course of lives. Words move us in many ways- which is why we all love to read, right?
TK – I loved Jason. I mean, what’s there NOT to like? He’s charming, loyal, cute-as-hell and encourages strength in Sandy. Do you consider him an “alpha” lead or an everyday man?
RITE – Ah, Jason. Jason is a romantic at heart, so when placed in an “alpha” lead, has the ability to shock- and attract- Sandy. Sandy has always been the Type A boss in their friendship, so when she learns that Jason is domineering in bed, she’s unable to get him off of her mind… or her heart.
TK – Sandy goes through quite a bit, as we discover through the telling of this story. How would you describe her character and the changes she goes through?
RITE – Sandy is in an unhealthy relationship with her boyfriend, Jack. The cycle of abuse includes a shiny honeymoon period that bright, intelligent, confident women find themselves waiting around for.
Sandy evolves, recognizing that there are many types of abuse, and just as many stages of dealing with an abusive relationship. Jason helps her realize that she deserves more.
TK – If there was one thing about this story that you would want people to know, what would that be?
RITE – This story is about accepting that you truly deserve what seems too good to be true. Not everything has to be complicated. There are happily ever afters, every single day.
It is what it is, so be in love.
TK – Alright….now on to you – Have you always wanted to be a writer?
RITE – Yes! I wrote my ass off for years. I wrote for competitions in high school, I wrote fan fiction, I wrote shitty poetry, I wrote shittier stories… point being, I wrote until I honed and defined my voice, and my craft. Now, I have to write, just like I have to breathe. Or pee.
TK – What do you think is the hardest part of writing a story?
RITE – Hardest part… finding time. My day J-O-B takes up so much of my time. But, since I have to write (like I have to pee) I make the time.
Second hardest part… 41 K. That 41,000th word is a motherfucker. Once I get over that hump, I’m golden.
TK – What do you love most about writing?
RITE – My imaginary friends! I own them. They are mine. I make them do everything I want them to do. Do I ever want to slap the heroine? Fucking never. I taught that bitch everything she knows. Do I want to throw my Kindle across the room at that cliffhanger? HELL no, I built that cliff with my bare hands. Love triangle, you say? Fuck yeah! And SOMEONE’ S getting pregnant. That’s the way I roll!
(Not in Chat, though. None of that shit happens, lol!)
TK – What do you feel is your biggest accomplishment professionally? Personally?
RITE – Professionally? It’s my day J-O-B. Writing feels too much like fun. Personally? Befriending TK Rapp. Honestly, you are so amazing and I love you from the bottom of my skanky heart.
TK – If someone asked your advice about writing, what would you say?
RITE – Pretend that you are 8-years-old playing make-believe. Have ALL of that fun again. Play like no one is watching. Make your own props. Dress up like a princess.
Ultimately, do it for YOU.
TK – Are you reading anything right now?
RITE – Yes, I’m reading “Filmmaking for Dummies.” My next book includes a sexy director, so it’s research time!
TK – Lighting Round: Ready…Set…GO!
RITE – OH SHIT!
TK – Favorite Book
RITE – OF ALL TIME?? Perfect by Judith Mcnaught. Julie and Zack. GAH! Sigh…
TK – Favorite Author
RITE – Judith McNaught, Stephen King, VC Andrews, and TK Rapp (ßBecause she is a cool chick with a hot ass.)
TK – Last Book You Read
RITE – Mine to Steal by TK Rapp! LOVED IT! LOVE TREY! I even love Faith, which isn’t always the case in a book like that where the strong, female lead is competing with the sexy hero… but she is AWESOME!!
TK – Ultimate Book Boyfriend
RITE – Rhett Fucking Butler. YES.
TK – Boxers or Briefs
RITE – Commando!
TK – Favorite Movie
RITE – Clue AND Fools Rush In AND The Wedding Singer. Three way. (As it should be.)
TK – Wine or Beer
RITE – Rum and Coke!
TK – What is Your Favorite Word
RITE – Rake. I love it. Rake rake rake. I could say it all day. It means garden tool AND ungentlemanly tool.
TK – Liam or Chris
RITE – Chris Hemsworth is number one on my laminated freebie list. Husband has signed an agreement acknowledging that I may tag Thor’s ass with no repercussions.
Which is great, because being married was the ONLY thing standing in my way of banging Chris Hemsworth.
TK – Romy or Michelle
RITE – I’m so Romy, and I LOVE Michele!! (But… I’m the Mary.)
TK – Text or Chat
RITE – DUH!! Chat baby! (Releasing May 31… shameless plug… shameless plug…)
TK – Who Shot JR?
RITE – It was Miss Scarlett! In the Ballroom! With the Revolver!
TK – Last thing: If you could say anything to your readers what would it be?
RITE – Make your path, don’t find your path. Be happy, wherever you may roam.
… and thank you for loving words as much as I do!!
Thank you TK Rapp I LOVE YOU!!!!
TK – No…Thank YOU!! You’re the best and hopefully my wifey doesn’t see you being all crazy…she’s the jealous type! LOL.
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