Please welcome Roslyn Hardy-Holcomb to the blog, who’s here to tell us about her book, Milk & Honey (and share a sexy excerpt!). First, let’s get to know her!
Tell us about yourself.
I’m a stay-at-home mom to two boys; nine and two, and have been married to the love of my life for more than a decade. The second boy was a “surprise” as I was in my mid-forties and had been told I couldn’t get pregnant again. Besides writing I love to bake and quilt. I play an absolutely lethal game of Scrabble.
What is your dream car and why?
One that comes with a driver. I hate driving. My loathing grew exponentially when we moved to Atlanta.
Tell me your favorite pick up line, and did it work on you or for you?
“My name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” From my husband and yes, it worked.
Which TV show(s) can you absolutely not miss every week?
Sleepy Hollow and Grimm
What dish, when you prepare it, has everyone asking for seconds?
Short ribs and peach cobbler
Finish this sentence: You gotta love a man who…
Is intelligent with a dry wit and a deep passion for something. Being bitchy helps, but is not a dealbreaker.
Short answer choices:
Leather or lace? Lace.
Long or short hair? Long hair.
Fruity drink or strong liquor? Strong liquor.
Heels or flats? Flats.
Jeans or skirt? Jeans.
Coffee or tea? Tea.
Glamorous girl or girl next door? Girl Next door.
Picky eater or adventurous? Adventurous.
Glamorous makeup or au naturale? Au naturale.
Sexy bed-head or sophisticated coif? Bed-head
How long have you been writing?
My entire life. I wrote my first story at 5. It was about my brother’s obsession with Bruce Lee movies and the accidental drowning of my dog.
Did you always want to be a writer? If not, what else did you want to do?
Writing is the only talent I have. If I wasn’t a writer I would live to be a history professor. History is another passion/obsession.
What writing rituals help to get your mojo flowing so you can write?
Checking my bank balance.
What does the area where you write look like?
I write in the living room, which we optimistically refer to as the library. I have a huge old oak teacher’s desk and a matching file cabinet. We plan to add some built-ins “someday.” I also have a crow that hangs over my desk symbolizing the band Storm Crow from my first book, Rock Star.
For those of you who enjoyed Buttercream, here’s another delicious story about the “flower children” of the Blakemore clan.
When a massive land development deal brings together high-powered dealmaker Cypher Lawrence and latter day hippie goat herder Jacinto Blakemore the last thing either expects is an explosive attraction that leaves them desperate for more. Cypher has been assigned to broker a contract with Jacinto for the sale of his farm. Despite his laid-back demeanor Jacinto has a will of iron and is determined to hold on to his land against Cypher’s corporation.
Business considerations take a back seat as they discover a love that transcends their differences, and Jacinto’s beloved moonlit prairie is just the balm Cypher’s overextended spirit needs. They fall into a serendipitous relationship, but when corporate intrigue threatens to tear them apart there might not be enough similarities and trust to sustain their love.
“Come on, it’ll be fun.”
“Famous last words. You cannot have sex in a Prius,” Cypher said.
“Trust me, love, yes you can.”
“Okay then, I cannot have sex in a Prius,” she said.
“Would you rather have sex in your Lexus?” he asked, glancing at her vehicle, which was parked in her other assigned space.
“It would ruin the leather, and that’s not the point, anyway.”
“What is the point? Have you ever tried it?” he asked.
“Of course not.”
“What’s the point of having a luxury car if you can’t have sex in it?” he said as though that was the most reasonable thing in the world.
She rolled her eyes. “I’m a grown woman. I don’t make a habit of having sex in cars.”
“And there you go. You’ve never tried it, so how can you be so certain it can’t be done?”
“And you are? It can’t happen.”
“Oh, but it can,” he said, giving her a lascivious grin. His hands smoothed over the thin fabric of her lightweight skirt. Spring had finally arrived with a suddenness that was typical for the region and she’d impulsively worn a short lace skirt for their date.
“Besides, this is a public place, and there are cameras…” Cypher trailed off, heat rising in her face to match the inferno that suddenly blazed between her thighs. The thought of having Jacinto out here in the open where anyone could see them was… Oh God, it was such a turn-on.
Jacinto pressed her back against the seat. He had her, and he knew it. “Hmmm, you look just a little bit…hot. Are you hot for me baby? Don’t be embarrassed, sweets. Your secret is safe with me.” One hand slid under the skirt to cup her mound. “You like it when other people watch?”
Here’s the information on the giveaway!
Prize: An ebook copy of Drawing the Stud.
How to enter: Answer the following question in the comments: Where is your favorite place in the house to read?
Eligibility: You must be a subscriber to the RNIC newsletter.
Deadline to enter: 11:59 pm EST February 14, 2014
Note: By participating in this contest, the winner has given permission to RNIC to share his/her name and email address with the person conducting the contest so they can forward the prize(s). Prize(s) opened to international entrants.
Where to find Roslyn online:
Facebook fan page: http://www.facebook.com/roslynhardyholcomb