“You’ll Never Believe…” with Carly Phillips

by Maryse on January 16, 2015 · 2 comments

in Fun Author Tidbits

Welcome to the twelfth installment of “You’ll Never Believe…” :D

For those that don’t know what these new featurettes will be about, here is the scoop! “You’ll Never Believe…” will feature the weirdest questions or encounters that authors have been asked/had. Might be about their books or random things, like meetings in a bathroom where someone asked what brand of toilet paper they normally use. Fun stuff and inside scoops that an author would not normally share.

Today Carly shares with us her craziest question: “Do you get aroused while you write?” Tee hee!!!

You’ll Never Believe … By Carly Phillips

You’ll never believe the questions romance authors get asked. Yes, you’ve probably heard the obvious one before – how do you research your books (along with the eye roll and snicker). Or the ever obvious, does your husband get to practice those sex scenes with you? Again, cue the laughter.  And we’ve all practiced our response … does a murder mystery author go around killing people for research? Just when you think you’ve heard them all, I can top it.  Years ago, after Kelly Ripa featured my book on her TV show, (and I was still really new at this being in public as an author thing), I was at a dinner party. A woman who I’d run into a bunch of times – and each time asked – “have we met?” – which meant I already didn’t like her because she found me that unmemorable  … turned to me while at dinner and asked, “Do you get aroused while you write?”

Cough. Choke. Sputter.

These days, I’d like to think I would handle it better than I did back then. My response included blushing and stammering and staring at her as if she’d lost her mind. But the fact is, I’m still the writer more comfortable behind the laptop than in public. And I’d still stare at her as if she’d lost her mind. Assuming she ever had it to begin with.

But the fact is, I get to write these sizzling hot love scenes with fantastic alpha heroes women wish they could go home with at night. So there.

Blurb from Dare to Touch (Dare to Love Book 5):

Olivia Dare, executive director of the Miami Thunder, and team travel director Dylan Rhodes share more than just a passion for football. Their chemistry is explosive — their feelings for each other intense. Yet Olivia has ended things for reasons he still can’t fathom and she won’t explain.

Unwilling to let something special go so easily, Dylan has been pursuing Olivia ever since. When the Pro-Bowl takes them to the tropical paradise of Hawaii, Dylan is determined to make sure their time together isn’t all business. What happens in paradise is life altering but once Olivia admits her deepest secret and fear, will Dylan still want the forever he’s been pushing for?

Carly Phillips is the author of the Dare to Love series starring hot alpha males who arouse their heroines on a daily basis. Dare to Touch, a story that stands alone, is out now at all e-retailers. www.carlyphillips.com

About Carly Phillips:
New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips N.Y. Times and USA Today Bestselling Author Carly Phillips has written over 40 sexy contemporary romance novels that today’s readers identify with and enjoy. After a successful 15 year career with various New York publishing houses, Carly is making the leap to Indie author, with the goal of giving her readers more books at a faster pace at a better price. Her Serendipity books will still finish up in January/February 2014 via Berkley as planned. Carly lives in Purchase, NY with her family, two nearly adult daughters and two crazy dogs who star on her Facebook Fan Page and website. She’s a writer, a knitter of sorts, a wife, and a mom. In addition, she’s a Twitter and Internet junkie and is always around to interact with her readers. You can find all information about Carly at her website and other social media sites:

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{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

Saron January 20, 2015 at 4:52 PM

Dont forget about book 4, Seducing Destiny by Amelia Hutchins. It’s out today!!

Saron January 20, 2015 at 4:54 PM

Aww shucks. I posted in the wrong place. Sorry Maryse

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