Short answer choices:
Leather or lace? Leather
Long or short hair? I like the freedom of short but the versatility of long…so maybe a lob? (long bob)
Fruity drink or strong liquor? Strong liquor. Always. Fruity drinks are a recipe for hangovers.
Heels or flats? I love the way heels look but my wardrobe is about practicality: flats.
Jeans or skirt? Skirt. Pants are a prison.
Coffee or tea? Coffee.
Glamorous girl or girl next door? Girl next door.
Picky eater or adventurous? Very adventurous.
Glamorous makeup or au naturale? Au naturale. My life rarely has time for more than mascara and lip gloss.
Sexy bed-head or sophisticated coif? Bed head
Do you write full-time or part-time?
This is kind of a hard question to answer as I try to fill every free moment that I’m not spent working, wife-ing or mommy-ing making the words. That feels like full-time to me.
What is your greatest accomplishment as an author so far?
Honestly? Typing The End when I finish a book. Writing is hard and every book feels like a huge accomplishment.
How do you celebrate each book release?
Oysters and beer, cheese and wine…now that you mention it, I should probably celebrate my releases in a bigger way.
What advice would you give to another author who’s struggling with procastination?
If you’re going to procrastinate, make it something that actually shapes your writing platform. When I procrastinate I usually search for inspirational blog posts to share, write my own blog posts or create images for promotion. I also like to plot out stories that I probably won’t be able to write for years.
Do you believe in writer’s block? If so, how do you overcome it?
I don’t. I actually wrote a blog post about it, “I have writer’s block: Bullshit excuses not to do the work”. I strongly believe that writer’s block is just fear manifesting itself as inactivity. There is always a way around it. You just have to find it.
What writing rituals help to get your mojo flowing so you can write?
Besides two fingers of whiskey a beer and my Spotify playlist for The Lust Diaries? Nothing much. I can get into the right headspace without those things, but those are pretty excellent tools to ‘set the mood’.
What inspired you to write your latest release?
Everything She Never Wanted is the second book in The Lust Diaries. To be honest, I never thought In Her Closet would branch off into a series. I thought it was a standalone book. Fortunately or unfortunately, Yves Santiago and her crazy soap opera of a life had more episodes. I’ve planned four books and maybe three more short stories…I hope…LOL.
Is there such a thing as too much sex in a romance novel?
Absolutely. All scenes have to move the plot forward, even sex scenes. If you just have your characters going at it every ten seconds, it’s likely they don’t have much time to establish any real plot or interest in the characters. The last thing you want is for your readers to skim over the sexy bits. You want to make them anxious for them. Sexual tension is greater than page after page of sex. It makes hot sex hotter.
Is there a scene in the book you particularly enjoy?
Tell us about it and why. In my recent release Everything She Never Wanted, I love the scene where Elijah introduces Yves to the pleasure of delayed gratification…if you know what I mean. *waggles eyebrows*
Would any of your books make a good movie? Which actors/actresses do you see in the lead roles?
Omigod YES! I’ve actually had a full fledged dream of how I would want The Lust Diaries to look on screen. The cinematography, the settings and of course, the characters. Dania Ramierz could play Yves, but lately I’ve fallen in love with Dascha Polanco—her body is OUTRAGEOUS. For Elijah I like Alex Pettyfer. He’s a little young but his look is spot on.
Do you have a single book or character that’s dear to your heart, and why?
I can’t choose a favorite! That’s like saying you have a favorite child! *whispers* Yves Santiago.
Which of your books has sold the best so far and why do you think that is?
Right now is In Her Closet and that’s only recently. The one things I’ve learned in the months since the re-released is that no matter how much you market a book, nothing beats word of mouth.
How do you balance writing and your personal life?
Balance? HAHAHAHAHA! You think there is a way to balance writing and your personal life? The only way I achieve any sort of balance is to participate in real life while jotting down ideas in Evernote on my phone.
What can readers expect from you next?
I’m currently working on Having it Both Ways, Book 3 of The Lust Diaries. It is tentatively slotted for publication in early 2016. Until then, I have lots of short stories and two novels available! Give them a read!
Blurb from In Her Closet
Entertainment columnist Yves Santiago unapologetically lives her life as carelessly as a man. Her day job keeps her flush in men, with few regrets and even fewer mistakes. By night, she details her exploits on her anonymous sex blog, Lust Diaries.
Yves leads a happy, delightfully filthy life. Until she meets nonfiction editor Elijah Weinstein.
Moss green eyes, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth so damn sensual that it should have a NC-17 rating, this perfectly suited and coiffed, Fifth Avenue prince is everything she never wanted yet can’t resist. He methodically lays waste to the walls she’s built around herself, looking to get closer to the real Yves Santiago.
The bourbon made me bold. All that talk of his abstinence had only served as foreplay to my drunken brain. I swung my leg over him and straddled his lap. His hands clamped around my waist to push me away, but it was a minute too late. My mouth was already on his and oh…it was as magical as I’d dreamed. That obscenely sexy pout with its too-full lips was made for my kiss. I traced my tongue along the seam of his lips and coaxed it to open for me. He gave a soft moan and I took advantage of it—covered his mouth with mine and slid my tongue inside. Dios….Never should’ve done that. That sound, the taste of him—malty with beer and bourbon—the rough, tender flesh of his tongue surrendering to mine. His big hands tightened, fingertips pressing deep into my hips.
“Yves,” he breathed over my lips, tongue lapping out for another taste.
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About the author
Often accused of navigating life without a filter, Tasha L. Harrison has managed to brand herself as brutally honest without being labeled a b**ch…or at least that’s what likes to tell herself. She writes African American and interracial urban erotica and erotic romance with heroines just as brazen as herself and heroes that struggle to tolerate them while getting them in the sack.