The time it was about Dirty Thoughts

Posted June 18, 2015 by Stacee in Blog Tours and Hops, Book Promo, Giveaways, Interviews / 1 Comment

By now, you should know about my undying love and affection for Megan Erickson, right? I greedily devour her words and I’m always wanting more. When I saw the invite for the Dirty Thoughts blog tour, I couldn’t agree fast enough…and I even asked to do an interview instead of the options that were given.

Luckily, Megan was willing to do it! Before we get to her answers, let’s check out her new book!

DirtyThoughts_CoverCal Payton has gruff and grumbly down to an art…all the better for keeping people away. And it usually works. Until Jenna MacMillan-his biggest mistake—walks into Payton and Sons mechanic shop all grown up, looking like sunshine, and inspiring more than a few dirty thoughts.

Jenna was sure she was long over the boy she’d once loved with reckless abandon, but one look at the steel-eyed Cal Payton has her falling apart all over again. Ten years may have passed, but the pull is stronger than ever… and this Cal is all man.

Cal may have no intention of letting Jenna in, but she’s always been his light, and it’s getting harder to stay all alone in the dark. When a surprise from the past changes everything, Cal and Jenna must decide if their connection should be left alone or if it’s exactly what they need for the future of their dreams.

Sounds good, right?

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1. Where did the idea for Dirty Thoughts come from?

So MAKE IT RIGHT is the second book in my Bowler university series, which is a complete New Adult series out now. Max Payton is the hero in that book and… I loved him. Absolutely, I fell head over heels in love with Max and his two brothers, Cal and Brent, and even his jerk of a dad, Jack.

Then I found that my readers fell in love with the whole Payton family too. I got some emails and messages about writing their stories and really, that’s how this whole series came about. It was very reader-driven and that excites me. I hope I did them justice to everyone who wanted their stories!

2.Why do you love Cal and Jenna and why should we root for them?

I love Cal because he’s gruff and stubborn but has a huge heart. He doesn’t even realize it. And Jenna has grown up a lot since she left Tory. She’s wiser and more mature and she knows what she wants.

They made me so happy to write, because Cal can be a little too serious and can play the martyr card, but Jenna doesn’t let him get away with it for long. She really is his Sunshine. And I hope readers root for them to be together because ultimately, they are better, happier people when they are together.

3. What was your favorite part about writing this book?

This is a romance, and yes, I loved writing the sexy times between Cal and Jenna and all their interactions. But I think my favorite part of writing this book were the scenes between the brothers—particularly Cal and Brent. They have such fun banter.

4. Without spoilers, were there any scenes that had to be cut that you wish could have stayed?

Actually no. I write short and I rarely have deleted scenes that don’t make the final cut. That’s such a boring answer!

5. Describe Dirty Thoughts in 5 words.

Sexy
Fun
Family
Love
Dirty

Speed [ish] round:

1. Tell us about your writing area.

My bed! I write in my bed, usually with a cat snugged up against me

2. What is one question you wish people would ask you and what is the answer?

What’s your favorite part of your career? My answer is: Telling the stories I love and meeting other bookish people.

3. What is your go-to guilty pleasure thing to eat?

White cheddar popcorn

4. Are you a pantser or a plotter?

Pantser

5. You wake up and discover you are Bella in Twilight. You know how it plays out. What do you do differently? {Huge thanks to Bookish Broads for letting me use this question}

I actually never read these books! I know, so crazy, right? So I don’t know what happens in these books. But I know Bella’s a human and Edward’s a vampire, right? So I’d ask him to bite me, so I’d turn into a vampire, because IMMORTAL and then I’d ditch him to become Queen of the Vampires like in the movie Blade. I’d also keep the werewolves around to do my bidding.

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6879435Megan Erickson grew up in a family that averages 5’5” on a good day and started writing to create characters who could reach the top kitchen shelf.

She’s got a couple of tattoos, has a thing for gladiators and has been called a crazy cat lady. After working as a journalist for years, she decided she liked creating her own endings better and switched back to fiction.

She lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, two kids and two cats. And no, she still can’t reach the stupid top shelf.

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Huge thanks to Avon Impulse for letting me do an interview when it wasn’t on the list and squishy hugs to Megan for always taking the time to flail with me.  Make sure you’re checking out her website, following her on Twitter, liking her Facebook page, and adding all of her books to your Goodreads TBR shelf.

Dirty Thoughts came out on 6/16 and you can buy it at HarperCollins | Barnes & Noble | iTunes | Amazon

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