Monday, July 4, 2011

Virtual Book Tour for Minnette Meador's A Ghost of a Chance

Welcome, Minnette, and congratulations on your book release. Please tell us about your research.

by Minnette Meador

People ask me all the time how I research for love scenes and keep them hot. To tell you the truth, the answer is not as sexy as the scenes, unfortunately. It takes hours of arduous testing, exhausting marathons, risky experimentation, backbreaking repetition, over and over and over again. And then there are those long hot nights of sweating, groaning, and screaming. Honestly, it’s grueling. My poor husband has to put up with so much.

Now that I have your attention, the truth is I read erotic stories and, secretly, LOVE them. I have many author friends who write erotica very well and try, unsuccessfully, to bring me over to the dark side. It has been tempting and one day I may try my hand at it. For the time being, the closest I’ve gotten is in my current romantic paranormal comedy, A GHOST OF A CHANCE. The second chapter consists of Keenan succumbing to a very sexy succubus in the most graphic way. It actually earned me a slot on an erotic site instead of its sister romance site. My corrupters would be so proud!

Someone asked me the other day if my husband and I do something that inspires certain… situations in my books. Actually, it’s the other way around. I’m telling you, if my DH wasn’t 7 years younger than me, I don’t know what we’d do. He’s such a good sport. Does it bother him? When I get the wide grin off his face, I’ll ask him.

I wish I could tell you that writing the scene sets off bells and whistles… well, okay, it does the first time around, but after a dozen revisions, it’s just… well, okay it still does, but then there are the galley proofs. Oh hell! Who am I kidding? It does… every… single…time. ~SIGH~ If you ever want to add a little sizzle into your love life sit down and write an erotic scene, the closest to your fantasies and the more graphic, the better. Then read it to your husband… you know, just to get his, uh… input. Trust me, if he’s alive, you’ll get all the input you can handle.

Anyway, if you want to read a real example of the above, there are two great ones in my new book, A GHOST OF A CHANCE. You be the judge.

Blurb: Keenan Swanson is your typical, everyday graphic designer. Well, except for the hundreds of pesky, prank-loving poltergeists that make his life interesting (in a Chinese curse sort of way). He finds his situation precarious yet manageable—until witty, smoking-hot coworker Isabella enters the scene and Keenan decides he wants her all for himself. With a horny succubus who has other ideas, a burly city cop determined to lock Keenan away, and an evil entity who’s hell-bent on using Keenan’s seed to create a living demon, the reluctant psychic realizes he just might not come out of this alive—or with heart intact.

Steamy excerpt:
The dream was so real.
Hands slithered over Keenan’s body, but they were detached somehow. It was hard to describe. Starting on his scalp, the hot tickling sensation sent tendrils of pleasure down his gut and directly into his cock. It was painfully erect, aching for a good hard squeeze, but he couldn’t reach down to touch it.
 A weight pressed down on his body, holding him to the bed. Keenan could actually feel his body sinking into the mattress. Something heavy, like invisible clay, pressed against his face. He couldn’t move. He wasn’t scared at all…just horny as hell.

The hands massaging his scalp moved down to his face, pressing his eyes closed with what he could only assume must have been thumbs. They moved down his face and found his lips, parted them, and thrust a slender finger into his mouth. There was no taste, but the soft, warm texture electrified his senses. He sucked on it instinctively. It was deeply sexual and made his cock throb in anticipation. To his utter dismay the finger slipped from his mouth and trailed down his chin.

Keenan opened his eyes. Light from an outside streetlamp illuminated the foot of his bed and half his dresser. When she appeared in a wisp at his feet, he had to struggle to lift his head enough to see her.
Naked heaving breasts came into view; the nipples were long, slate hard, and the areolas black against dark skin. Her waist and hips were slim. Stretched fingers pinched the nipples, making them longer, more rigid. The triangle of her pussy was bald, the slit dark and inviting. Hazy clouds covered her face, making it soft and featureless, but billowing tendrils of black hair twisted out from around it, flowing in a wind Keenan couldn’t hear. It moved in a watery dance.

The covers glided slowly down his body. The soft touch of the silk made his cock twinge in agony and he gritted his teeth to hiss his pleasure. Electric shocks ignited the nerves in his neck, shoulders, and arms. When Keenan was completely exposed, he wasn’t cold. His cock sprang into ready position. The hair on his arms and legs snapped with static.

Buy it here 
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Now about the contest:
Minnette will be giving away a Kindle at the end of her promotions campaign and anyone who comments on her tour, or on her blog, will be entered into that drawing. One randomly drawn commenter from the tour itself will-- in addition-- win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. Follow the tour and comment; the more you comment, the better your chances of winning. The tour dates can be found here:

Thanks so much to my incredible host Laura and her amazing blog. She’s the best!

Thank you, Minnette. I love your work. And to my readers, thanks for dropping by!


Minnette Meador said...

Good morning and Happy 4th of July!!! Pull up a chair, grab a cup of coffee and let's chat! M:o)

pollidog said...

Minette: You minx! You inspire us all. Have a sexy 4th.

Leanne109 said...

Good Morning :D

I loved loved loved the book! As soon as I get a chance to sit back and write I'll do a review :D Hope you have a great 4th!

By Tina-Sue Ducross said...

Your post made me laugh.
"Someone asked me the other day if my husband and I do something that inspires certain… situations in my books.."
I often receive similar questions based on my husband's more evocative artwork. Wishing you much success with your new release :o)

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Pollidog - This was really fun to write! :o)

Oh, Leanne - I'm sooo glad you liked it. Can't wait to read the review!

Too funny, Tina-Sue - My husband is also an artist (sculptor) but his stuff isn't as provocative as mine LOL - Thanks so much!

Teresa K. said...


Minnette, if you read that steamy excerpt about Kennan to your husband, no wonder he has a grin on his face.

I wish you nothing but huge sales on this book, and Happy 4th of July.

Teresa K.

Minnette Meador said...

LOL, Teresa! Yes, indeed he does... he actually listens to everything I write with great patience and gives me feedback. I LOVE that about him... among other things. Thanks for stopping by! M:o)

Na said...

Oh Minnette you crack me up. I should really refrain from drinking or eating when I read your posts. Why am I not surprised that you recognize your husband as a poor victim in your research of steam and spice?!

Although, I read many genres I have yet to delve into the erotica genre but I have come across many romances with erotic elements. I don't shy away from them and have no qualms with them so long as the story and situation calls for it. LOve-making is human nature and some people have steamier, spicier bedroom lives and I don't see characters in stories as any different.

I was thinking what better way to start a week off than a good book?I just purchased A Ghost of a Chance and can't wait to read it and see how good it is for myself, yay. My first digital book purchase too! It's sitting on my PC waiting to be read. I noticed it is only available in ebook format, I wonder if the next two books will be available in print form? Or just ebooks?

Happy Fourth of July. Have a wonderful day!

Vonnie Alto said...

Happy 4th Minnette!
I still think you write erotic romance which is much different than erotica. You're right. Love scenes require a lot of rewrites, edits, and choreography. In other words, work. It looks like you spent a lot of time crafting yours.

Christiana said...

Happy 4th of July Everyone!

Minnette, you have an interesting way of explaining the steamier side.

Research is key in everything we do. Some just happens to be more fun than others.

Jean P said...

Happy 4th of July! Love the post, had a giggle as I read through it. I thought the excerpt with Keenan was very well written and fits well in the story. I look forward to whatever you write next.

Minnette Meador said...

Na - I'm so glad you got it. I'd love to know what you think. Hope you have a great 4th!

Thanks, Vonnie - Despite my tongue in cheek description, it really does take a lot of work. I think I put more time in on those scene than I do on the rest.

I agree, Christianan ~grin! It's work, but somebody has to do it! :o)

Thanks, Jean. I'm really glad you liked it! M:o)

Pommawolf Emeraldwolfeyes said...

I love the background and design of this's so cool...*S*
Thank you for the contest, and the wonderful excerpt. The book cover is awesome.
I've put this book on gotta have asap list.
-Follower of the Blog
-Follower on Twitter now *S*
Thank you again for the contest!


pommawolf AT hotmail DOT com

Minnette Meador said...

My pleasure, Darcy - I'm so glad you're going to be joining us! I will be giving stuff away on a few of the blogs, so make sure to stay with us. It's been a blast so far... I really hope you like the book ~blush - hat in hand~ :o)

Chelsea B. said...

LOL! Nice post, Minnett. Guess romance novels are good for a lot of things, huh? ;-)


Minnette Meador said...

Yes, indeed, Chelsea... many... many... things. :o)

tammy ramey said...

Happy 4th Minnette. i am so looking forward to reading this book. i can't wait to find out what happens next.

Tore said...

Happy 4th of July. I can't wait to read your books. They sound very good. Please enter me in contest.

Chelsea Rafferty said...

LOL Minnette! I loved this article :D Young men definitely can keep up better LOL! ;) Loved the spunk :D I'll definitely keep that in mind if I ever need some erotica in my life. *notes to self* "Write extremely graphic, sexy sex scene and read to partner" LOL :)

Loved the Centurian hon.. this one is a sequel though right? XD

Na said...

So far, I am loving all the characters and there are many. Sinner! Sinner! Lol I think Agnes is going to be favourite, or Constance, she seems a gentle motherly soul. I love first meetings, not precisely in terms of sight but the part when characters connect and that part is Keenan and Isabella in the elevator :)

I now have two great scenes to look forward to as this interview hints. Have a great night everyone. The sun is finally decided to make an appearance and it is getting hot here.

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Thanks, everyone for dropping by! And thank you, Minnette. I'm a big fan of your work! -laura

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Tammy! I hope you enjoy it... :o)

Got you in there, Tore! I'm so glad you could join us... :o)

I'll bet you could write a great one, Chelsea!

Thanks, Na - There are tons of ghostly characters in the book, most of them funny and irreverent! I love it... M:o)

Thanks, Laura - What a wonderful blog! You guys need to follow her blog... she has amazing articles here.

Good night, everyone... We getting dark here on the west coast, so going out to see what we can see fireworks wise. You guy have a very safe and fun 4th and we'll see you tomorrow at our next stop.
~Waves~ :o)

Kristi Knight said...

Hi, and Happy 4th! That's funny husbands are like that, aren't they! Mine doesn't read but if I hand him a passage to read he will read it!

susan said...

Truly enjoyed your blog here and loved to hear a little background on feelings of writing a book. I have to say it sounds like you have great support from hubby and that's important in everything we all do. Have a great day and thanks for sharing. susan Leech

Minnette Meador said...

LOL, Kristi - Yes, they certainly do! :o)

Thanks, Susan! I know I couldn't do without mine. M:o)

Maria said...

Lol...interesting post! Sounds like your husband gets the benefit of your research.....

daydrmzzz said...

I love this cover! I hope every had a great fourth of July and thanks so much for the giveaway.

Historical Writer/Editor said...

I hope everyone had a nice holiday. Thanks for coming by and reading about Minnette and her new work. -laura

Minnette Meador said...

Yes, Maria. Yes he does... ~grin~

Hi, Daydrmzzz - I hope you did too. We actually ended up going to bed and "listening" to the fireworks! Exhausting WE...

Thanks, Laura... M:o)

florine_g said...

Sounds good. I'm really looking forward to reading A Ghost of a Chance !!

florine_g (at) hotmail (dot) fr

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Florine!

shadow_kohler said...

im a little late but happy 4th of july! lol great post! i think this one is the best one yet!

donnas said...

Great excerpt. The more I read about it, the more I want to read it asap. Thanks for sharing!!

bacchus76 at myself dot com

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Shadow & Donna - This has been a blast so far! :o)

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Thanks for dropping by today! :)

Kanya said...

I had a good laugh reading your post, Minnette! I could read a steamy love scene to my husband, but that probably would have no effect at all, since he doesn't really understands english (we're french canadian). It would probably be more funny than sexy! LOL!

Minnette Meador said...

Too funny, Kanya! But French... ooh la la! :o)

Robin said...

LOL Love your post!

Robin D
robindpdx (at) yahoo (dot) com

latishajean said...

I really liked the excerpt thanks for sharing it sounds very good!

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Latisha & Robin!

Historical Writer/Editor said...

I appreciate all your comments. Minnette is an author to check out!

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks so much for having me... This has been a complete blast from start to finish! I would love to visit here again for my next release in August... Just let Goddess Fish know if you're interested... M:o)

Carol L. said...

Well Minnette, I don't know why I thought the tour was over but I stopped by and have to say that was a very hot post. Looking forward to reading A Ghost Of A Chance.
Thanks for sharing .
Carol L
Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

Minnette Meador said...

Hi, Carol ~waves~ - Nope... the tour ends the weekend of July 25th. Glad you liked the post! :o)

Bookwyrm369 said...

Sounds like a great book! I've added it to my ever-growing wishlist :-)

smaccall AT

Minnette Meador said...

~Wink~ Hi, Bookwyrm!

Nicole weaver said...

Returning a follow. Thanks!
Nicole Weaver
Trilingual Children's Author

Minnette Meador said...

Thanks, Nicole! :o)

Historical Writer/Editor said...

I'm glad you're all having fun on this tour! Thanks for coming by. -laura

Cynthia Garcia said...

I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of july!!!

Minnette Meador said...

You are more than welcome, Laura - We had such fun over here! You have an amazing site that you should be very proud of. I am honored you invited me... M:o)

Historical Writer/Editor said...

Thank you very much!