I can’t stop giggling! I have the biggest crush on Sarah Castille. She’s silly and naughty and loads of fun! Listen in on our sugar rush infused spazz fest and check out her new book Barely Undercover. Oh! Make sure you enter her contest for a chance to win the the first book in her Legal Heat series. 🙂
The Queen of Tarts
PS. The Maid of Tarts is giving me her review of Barely Undercover in the next day or two. 😀 Click HERE
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Me: Sarah! You came back to crazy land! (click HERE to see our quickie a few months ago 😉 ) At least it’s crazy land right now. The holidays are about to knock my head off! I’m running around like Santa’s elves but getting nothing done. *head/desk*
I’m so glad you’re here to make me sit for a minute or two… Want a brownie? And something festive? I’m going for hot chocolate with a splash of rum. *nods* Rum I say!
Sarah: Life for me is all about degrees of crazy and right now I’d say we’re at one hundred degrees crazy time. And nothing is better for Christmas crazy, than alcohol and sweets! I’ll never say no to brownies, but my favorite winter drink is Fireball Whiskey. It tastes like Red Hots, those red heart-shaped cinnamon flavored candies that everyone hates as a kid and loves as an adult **raises hand**. Yum!
Me: Phew! I think we might be soul sisters. 🙂 Alcohol and sweets stops me from being too ragey… mostly. 😛
*hands Sarah her drink and snuggles onto the couch* Enough about me! How are you hon? All ready for the holidays? Please lie and say you are not….
Sarah: You will be pleased to know I am woefully unprepared for the holidays. Pressies? Not purchased. Decorations? Half done. Tree? Only just got it today. Christmas baking? Christmas baking? Last call for Christmas baking…All eaten. By me. **drains whiskey and reaches into purse for contraband Christmas baking** Well, maybe not all. **doesn’t share**
Me:*stares at Sarah’s goodies impressed* You’re wicked! *holds Sour Patch candy bowl behind pillow* 😛
Oh! Oh! And as a bonus you had a book birthday this month too! Barely Undercover is available now. *Couch Snoopy Dance* Yum and extra yum! Tell me about your 2nd story in your Legal Heat series and Lana and James… *sighs and noms brownie*
Sarah: Intrigue, smex, romance, smex, humor, suspense and smokin’ hot bikers! Oh, and did I mention the smex? In Barely Undercover, sparks fly when a feisty private investigator discovers the cop who broke her heart is working undercover in the outlaw motorcycle club she is investigating.
Lana and James aka “Ice” were secondary characters in my erotic legal thriller, Legal Heat, but I thought they deserved their own standalone story. Actually, they insisted they have their own story. Lana is a woman who speaks her mind, and James is as growly and controlling as alphas come.
“You’re gonna write our ‘effing’ story,” he says to me one night when I’m trying to sleep. He swears a lot since I made him into a biker. “And I want suspense and excitement and lots of hot ‘n heavy, down ‘n dirty action with me and Lana. You can throw in some angst, a coupla fight scenes, maybe even something heavy, but in the end, I want an HEA.” Then he growls in my ear, “You don’t give me and Lana that HEA, I’ll come lookin’ for you.” He’s very demanding and quite intimidating when he’s intruding on my sleepytimes. But I did as he asked. After all, no one says no to “Ice.”
Me: *fans self* oh my! I do like Ice… *sigh*
Soooo…. What are you working on next? We readers are needy like that. 😛
Sarah: Oooh. Lots of things. I’m working on the first book of a dark and gritty biker romance series for St. Martin’s Press, called Rough Justice. Very excited about this one. I’m writing bad-ass bikers doing bad-ass things and falling for the wrong women at the wrong time.
I’ve also just finished the edits for In Your Corner, the second book in the sexy MMA fighter erotic romance series, Against the Ropes, I’m writing for Sourcebooks Casablanca. Yummy fighters. Sigh.
Third, I’ve just started the second novella in the Club Excelsior series, a dark MMA fighter series starring female fighters. The first Club Excelsior novella was released in the New York Times bestselling anthology, Unraveled just last month.
And finally, I’ve just plotted out the third book in the Legal Heat series which follows two of the secondary characters from Barely Undercover and is set again in an outlaw MC. Whew! Now you see why my life is all about degrees of crazy.
Me: Woah! No wonder you’re not completely ready for the holidays!
They all sounds delish! And you are a very very busy girl who needs energy Have another brownie please.
Sarah: Thank you! **noms brownies** **refills whiskey glass** **noms smushed baked goods from purse**
Me: Sarah? As a distraction from my massive to do list… can we get silly?
Sarah: **Nods because mouth is full of deelish brownies**
Me: Yay! It’s Silly Time! *hops up and does the Hammer Time Dance*
How could you compare your writing process to wrapping Christmas presents?
Sarah: Procrastinate. Procrastinate. Procrastinate. Gather together naughty thoughts. Spread ‘em out. Stare at them. Worry that naughty thoughts might be too naughty. Consider exchanging naughty thoughts for cheaper nice thoughts. Laugh. Play with naughty thoughts behind closed door. Blush. Put one or two back in cupboard in case of emergency. Choose prettiest way of hiding naughty thoughts. Watch naughty thoughts unravel for lack of adhesive. Curse. Stomp downstairs and make life hell for everyone until solution reveals itself at bottom of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream tub. Back upstairs. Wrap up naughty thoughts. Tie with a happily ever after bow. Celebrate behind closed doors. With treats.
Me: bwahahaha! Love Love Love This! I can totally picture these steps too. 😉
I just made up a word decaholly please make up a definition and use the word in a sentence. 😛
Sarah: Decaholly = monolithic i.e. the size of ten holly bushes.
“OMG. It’s…it’s…it’s…decaholly. I’m amazed you didn’t pass out when I took off my clothes. How do you find trousers with enough room? But more importantly…will it fit?”
Me: *chokes on hot chocolate* ha!
I’ve put together an sequence of words beginning with S. Would you rather be thought of as Sweet, Sane, Seductive, Secure, Spritely, Sweaty or Surprising? You can only pick one and explain your answer (silly I know, but more fun for me :P)
Sarah: Seductive. Definitely. Useful in everyday situations. For example:
Mechanic: Your wheels need aligning, your brake pads need replacing and your gasket is blown.”
Me: **seductively** My, my. That all sounds very exciting. Why don’t we go in the back room and we’ll see if we can’t blow your gasket and then, perhaps, my car repair work will be free.
Postman: Here’s your parcel. There’s a fifty cent customs charge.”
Me: **seductively** My, my. This looks very exciting. Why don’t you come inside and we’ll see if we can’t get you charged, and then, perhaps, my parcel will be free.
Me: *falls off couch laughing* I think I need you to do those again. <g> You ROCK!
Awww Sarah. Thank you, Thank you for visiting me here at The Book Tart! Have a wonderful holiday and happy New Year and please come crash my couch anytime k?
Sarah: Thanks so much for having me Kat **brushes crumbs off carpet, lap and mouth**. It’s been deliciously crazy and lots of fun to visit with you on The Book Tart!
And to celebrate my yummy visit, I am giving away a Kindle copy of Legal Heat, the first book in the Legal Heat series, to one random commenter who tells us their favorite naughty Christmas treat.