We would like you to join us in welcoming Missy Welsh to Sinfully today on the blog tour of her New Release Take Your Pick.
Author Q & A With Missy Welsh
Hi, Missy. Welcome to Sinfully and thank you so much for popping in for our Q & A. Could you tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hello! Thanks so much for hosting me today. I'm not too complicated, I am addicted to carbs, and I need an app on my phone to yell at me so I work through my to-do list. Sometimes I'm pink and frilly, but mostly I'm denim and bare feet. I've worked in membership management, IT, customer service, and marketing, but it's writing fiction that I truly love.
Take Your Pick is about Peter Kim and his 5 housemates exploring their sexualities in the name of ultimate friendship. See, Pete's in love with all of them and it's become a secret he can't contain any longer. After he's found out, he's both thrilled and wary about his housemates' decision to spend a day with him doing whatever he wants, including sex. Pete's going to learn a lot about each of them as well as himself by the end of this story.
Is there a character in your books that you can’t stand? (Antagonist for example) And what makes them someone you don’t like?
Hmm… I've written two antagonists in my books: Malcolm's dad in My Summer of Wes and Dave in Your Biggest Fan. (Unfortunately, both of those are out of print at the moment.) It's not that I can't stand them, but that I don't like people who can't learn from their mistakes or who don't regret hurting others. Both of those characters are firm in their beliefs that they're right in everything they do, even as they cause a lot of pain. Dave might be redeemed someday, but I hold little hope for Mal's dad.
Are there misconceptions people have about your genre?
Oh, sure. Romance is still considered beneath any other genre of fiction by a lot of people. They call it degrading things like “mommy porn” and make fun of the popularity of romance novels as being for weak-minded females. I doubt they even realize how misogynistic they're being when the do that. But I don't care what they think of me or my work. I'm proud to write Romance.
Is there message in your novel that you hope readers grasp?
I think readers will grasp something, but I don't think it'll be a message. ;-)
How has your writing evolved since your first book?
I sincerely hope I'm a better writer now than I was five years ago. I hope I'll say the same thing in another five years and so on after that. And maybe it isn't obvious in the writing itself, but I feel like I have a much better understanding of writing and publishing nowadays. I feel like I know what I'm doing.
One food you don’t care if you never eat it again.
Sweet potato casserole. Seriously, I threw up in my mouth a little just thinking about that and it was something like 10 years ago. One bite was all it took. I could've died from the horror of it on my tongue
Take Your Pick
Published ~ October 9, 2015
Genre ~ Contemporary Poly Erotic Romance
Peter Kim has been in love with his five best friends since junior high. Now attending college, they share a house, but none of them know how Pete really feels.
Until the five of them come home early to find Pete masturbating while watching a video of them all on vacation near a river last summer.
Devastated and embarrassed, Pete is sure they’ll kick him out come morning. Accepting him as the only gay one among them is one thing, but knowing he lusts after them? All of them? They couldn’t possibly accept that.
But when Pete wakes up the next morning, he’s shocked to discover his housemates have a proposition for him. He’ll choose one of them each day, and they promise to do whatever he wants—including sex—for a full twelve hours.
And, yeah, they’re serious.
I watched them pile into the behemoth Devon’s mom had loaned for tonight’s trip up to Cleveland. They all looked good in their club clothes. Nothing flashy or too tight, but I’d spread some fashion sense around and they’d believed me every time. Not a single girl would be able to resist my boys.
Of course, there would be plenty of boys who’d be unable to resist them either.
Just like me.
I waved as they drove off, equal parts relieved and lonely. I didn’t want to let them go without me, but I had been wound way too tight lately. I had on one other piece of clothing—the tightest pair of briefs I owned—just to help mask the boner I kept springing every time I’d been near them for the past three days.
Something had to give, and it was going to happen in a gush of orgasmic heat all over my fist.
Meet Missy Welsh
Missy Welsh stares into space a lot, has conversations with cats, takes notes while people-watching, records conversations (not the ones with cats), named her laptop Norbert and her phone Pushkin, has backups of her backups’ backups, faints at the sight of a misused semi-colon, and will often ask socially unacceptable questions of strangers.
Basically, she’s a writer.
Rafflecopter Prize: One of three copies of ‘Take Your Pick’ by Missy Welsh