Monday, March 26, 2012

Guest Author - Wendy Moon

Naughty Ink is delighted to welcome debut author Wendy Moon to the blogosphere today. Wendy, thanks for being here! I hope you didn't mind our crazy questions...

Fantasy time:  Top of My Fantasy To Do List: I would have to say Gerard Butler is way at the top of my fantasy list. There is just something about him that oozes bad boy masculinity and sex appeal. I love the sound of his rough voice with that cute Scottish accent. His crooked smile and sexy eyes makes my heart thump abnormally (not to mention making other parts of my body twitch as well) and I can only imagine what it feels like to have him touch me. I shiver when I think about it. Did you see his body in 300? Yum….my! And he was hilarious in The Ugly Truth.
If money were no object, the most luxurious, craziest out-of-this-world thing I would buy would be a private island for a home base and a luxurious yacht that I could drive around the world. I’ve always thought it would be fun to live on a house boat and if I had lots of money, I could really do it up in style. I’d love to visit some of the Greek Islands and just have the freedom to travel wherever I wanted to go. I’d go everywhere. That would be really awesome.
Top three guilty pleasures are:  
Going on chocolate binges. Sometimes I can sit down and eat a whole bunch of those mini-candy bars and not feel one bit guilty. Of course my tummy let’s me know later that it probably wasn’t a good idea, but I’d do it again, and I do eventually. 
Spending time just browsing the web. I don’t allow myself much time to simply surf from site to site anymore but I really enjoy following links to see where they lead. When I’m researching new information in the erotic realm for my stories or just for fun, I can absolutely drift off on surfing tangents because I find that world so taboo and fascinating and fun.
Just sitting and zoning out on television. I don’t get to follow a lot of shows because of my time spent writing so I do use my DVR to catch my favorites, like NCIS, White Collar, Fringe, The Mentalist, for example. Then when I’m able to take a long writing break, I can get caught up on several episodes at once…and with no commercials. I love that part the best. Although right now I have so many shows waiting to be watched that our DVR is so full my husband is fussing at me because there’s no room for his shows! Now that I have Aphrodite done, I can take a short break and I’m looking forward to giving my brain a rest for a few days.

Most Awesome and scary thing I’ve done – Thinking back, the most awesome and scary thing I’ve done would have to be the horseback ride I took in the Colorado mountains when we went camping one year in Crete Colorado, an old silver mining town. My fear of heights has increased over the last few years and if I’d been as bad as I am now back then, I would have turned around, but at the time I remember riding horses up this steep mountainside and looking down the side of this sheer cliff and thinking that all my horse would have to do was stumble on a rock and down we’d go. I had to be brave because I didn’t want the other ladies that went to know what a chicken I was. It was exhilarating and frightening at the same time. The scenery was breathtakingly beautiful, but I wouldn’t be able to take that trip today, it would give me a heart attack.
We also rented a car and drove up the road to Hana in Maui. I nearly squeezed my husband’s knee off I was gripping his leg so tight. Oh my God, it was scary. That was the steepest cliff side road I’ve ever been on, ever worse than the horse ride and I didn’t tolerate that one well. I know I drove my husband crazy with my phobias, but we had a great time while we were there anyway.  
And one more scary thing I’ve done was putting my story out there today! I think everyone can probably relate to that, but I’m excited too.

Wendy's book Aphrodite's Aphrodisiac is available 
TODAY in the Kindle store and for the Nook.
Aphrodite’s fun and erotic premise came to me during a discussion at work one day. We have a diverse group where religion is concerned and we were all talking about our different customs and what we believe, and a co-worker from India was explaining that they have a money god, and other various gods that they pray to, and one other co-worker said, “With my luck I’d think I was praying to the money god but I’d get the sex god, instead.”
I screamed when I heard her say this, and I startled everyone. Right then I knew this was the germ that got the story growing. I immediately wrote the phrase down and then it gelled in my head until I could hurry up and get the story written. I had such a blast researching the various gods and goddesses and found the subject of mythology fascinating. Although I barely remember touching on the subject in school, I know now I’ll be spending more time delving into this area because I enjoyed it so. And the way the mythology idea worked so nicely with the erotic romance genre made it even more fun to write. I had a good time with creating this story. 

It sounds wonderful, Wendy! Thanks for taking the time to be with us today. Happy sales! You can connect with Wendy on Twitter (@wendymoon1) or visit her website at