Rev Up Your Joy: Q&A with Bawdalicious Author Joy Daniels
A treat for us all today! Author Joy Daniels is here to discuss with us the multi-varied joys of Nascar, bellydancing, and the A-rod. Oh, and she’ll also wink at us about her latest erotic romance books published by Samhain and Riverdale Ave. Books.
MADELINE IVA: Tell us about your conversion to Nascar fandom. What exactly does this include? Any special foods people eat at a Nascar rally? Any key expressions a Nascar fan should know by heart?
JOY DANIELS: The NASCAR thing happened when I decided to turn the car mechanic hero of Revving Her Up (Full Throttle, Book 1, Samhain) into a NASCAR engineer. As a girl from Long Island I knew precisely zero about stockcar racing so went to Dover International Speedway for a race. Hot damn! I loved everything about it: the drivers, the noise, the crazy crowds. Did I mention the noise? It’s impossible to have any sort of conversation at a race – you need earplugs just to hear yourself think. But really it’s the cars that get me. All that power. All that speed. Well, I’ll let Cole, the hero of “Revving Her Up” say it for me:
MADELINE IVA: What’s led you to explore the different kind of genres you’ve been writing — Nascar, menage…? And where are you headed next — any new sub-genres you’re gearing up to tackle?
JOY DANIELS: The reality of writing erotic romance means that I’m pretty comfortable talking about sex (yes, I will embarrass my kids someday) but I’m not really out there – I don’t wear leather or skimpy clothes or go to strip clubs on a regular basis. Just blew my image, didn’t I? 🙂
JOY DANIELS: Hide and Seek, the MMF menage released by Riverdale Avenue Books in June 2013. I love Evie, the heroine, and both of the heroes are HOT. On top of all of that I added a sexy mystery. I chose to set in a mansion during house party because I’d recently read a story that took place on an English estate and liked the idea of trapping a bunch of people together for a weekend. Then I tossed in a bit of a fun twist and, voila! “Hide and Seek”.
JOY DANIELS: Oh yeah, like you’d have to put a gun to my head to do that! (Sorry honey, you know I love you but…) It would have to be A-rod. So sexy and those eyes! He’s the model for Luis Campbell, the hero of my next Full Throttle story. Gorgeous and Honey, with a nickname like that I’m sure to have a very satisfying night… (You didn’t think they called him A-rod because of his name did you? 😉