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Today we are learning more about T. Harrison and her latest erotica In Her Closet. She is being toured about by Goddess Fish Production. There is a giveaway! Yay! It’s a big one!!! A Kindle will be given away to one randomly drawn commenter (that lives in the continental US) from the whole tour. So it behooves you (I love that word!) to click HERE and find and comment on the other stops in the tour. I think this book sounds pretty interesting and has certainly made my wish list! That being said, let’s learn more about T. Harrison!
Barb – If someone wrote a blurb about In Her Closet, what would it say?
T. Harrison – I have an actual blurb! Here it is!
Fresh off of a night of anonymous sex we join, Yves Santiago on the curb for a cigarette. Yves is a self-proclaimed slut who vows to live her life as carelessly as a man and make no apologies for any of it–though her meddling mother and ex-fiancé seem intent on making it difficult for her to do. She’s determined to avoid anything that looks even remotely like love and escapes most encounters with her heart and her pride intact.
Until she meets Elijah Weinstein…
Elijah saunters in like a dream proclaiming to be the next great love of her life–a declaration that Yves finds ridiculous, though it doesn’t make him any less enticing. With his moss green eyes, broad, sun-kissed shoulders and a mouth so sensual that it should have an NC-17 rating, Elijah Weinstein is damn near irresistible. She willingly accepts his challenge, certain she will be able to get what she wants without relinquishing her heart.
Barb – What is your favorite scene?
T. Harrison – In Her Closet was fun to write. It’s my first completely erotic novel–totally outside of my comfort zone so each scene was a labor of love. So long story short, I have no stand out favorites but, I do enjoy the intimate moments between Yves and Elijah. Here’s one that takes place after he shares a bit of poetry that he wrote in college:
Of course we’ve kissed before but this kiss feels different. This is the kiss of kisses. When he pulls away I feel breathless and close to tears.
“I love it when you make me feel like this,” he whispers on my lips.
He doesn’t answer. He just pulls me in again. I meet him halfway, my lips already parted, my tongue already dancing behind my teeth, anxious to taste his. His hands slip under my dress. His hands slide up my back. This kissing, this touching, I know I’m letting myself get caught up. But, god, he feels good. I shouldn’t let this go any further because I know exactly what Elijah wants. He’s made his intentions clear. He wants a girlfriend, a relationship. I know that I don’t really want or can’t really give that but, the thought of denying myself these moments seems crazy, ludicrous, insane. I want this. I want him.
“I want you…” I whisper against his mouth.
Barb – Which character do you like or relate to the most?
T. Harrison – All of my characters are little pieces of me but, Yves is a special snowflake. I put a lot of my personality quirks into her (exaggerated, of course). Still not sure if that makes her more or less likeable.
Barb – Where do you get inspiration for your writing?
T.Harrison – I’m still trying to figure out what inspires me. I draw and doodle a lot. Sometimes those doodles and drawings shape themselves into a story. I guess, I’m kind of lucky in the way that I always have ideas.
Barb – What is your writing schedule like?
T.Harrison – I write every day. No, I mean it. I write every day for about 8 hours. I usually break around 1:30pm until about 9:00pm to tend to the kiddies and the pup. If I still feel the need to add to my work count I’ll boot up again after they go to sleep.
Barb – Do you listen to music when you write or do you like quiet?
T. Harrison – It depends on the day. Most days I listen to music. I have a soundtrack labeled writing on my Zune with about 500 or so songs that I listen to on shuffle. I work best when listening to 90’s grunge rock or classic jazz, like John Coltrane. Schizophrenic, I know.
Barb – Did you know the title of the book before you began?
T. Harrison – Actually, no. In Her Closet was originally titled Her Haberdashery. A title that made it sound more like a historical romance than the contemporary erotic novel that it is. Took about three rejections before I realized that it was part of the problem.
Barb – If you could ask your readers one question, what would it be?
T. Harrison – What sort of character personalities would you all like to read about?
Barb – Who are your cheerleaders?
T. Harrison – My mom (of course). The Hubs and a few close friends.
Barb – I can list all your contact points, but what is the best way for your readers to stay in touch with you?
T. Harrison – @dirtyscribbler on Twitter. I’m not a rabid tweeter but, if anything is happening with me (no matter how random) I’ll tweet about it!
T. Harrison can also be found at her website: www.dirtyscribbler.com
T. Harrison is an erotic romance author currently living in the south with her impish husband, two smallish men and one smallish boxer pup. She can often be found with her nose pressed to the screen of her Kindle, reading red hot erotica, nail biting thrillers or bone chilling horror and paranormals by the small halo of illumination created by her book light. She writes to stave off the boredom of living in a small town. Her stories generally fluctuate from urban/contemporary to paranormal romance but, are always dirty.