Thank you, Carinna, for joining me today. I really appreciate you taking the time to meet with me.
You bet. It makes for a nice break from the daily grind.
So, how are you? What have you been up to lately?
Not half bad, thanks. What have I been up to? Well, there’s bingo with Grandma on Sundays. Trying not to think about Jack. Poker with the girls. Trying not to think about Jack. Hanging out with Hank when he’s not off on one of his modeling gigs. Though, lately, he’s been trying to get me to go along for the ride. I’m happy he’s made a career out of having sexy feet, but watching him pose for sock ads totally does not do it for me. Seriously, I’d rather stay home and not think about Jack.
Sounds like you have been busy…not thinking about Jack. So, how do you feel about your story being published?
S’okay. I don’t mind it getting out, but I wasn’t real happy about the world seeing me in my moment of weakness. I do like knowing what a kinky bunch of voyeurs you all are. Really I can’t blame you for wanting to see Jack in the buff. Truth is, I’ve read it myself a few times lately. You know, those times when I wasn’t thinking about missing Jack?
Hmm…sounds like a read I need to read….Jack in the buff, huh? Do you think the author captured your story?
Every little tear, sigh, and moan.
What do you think of the author, Jodi Lynn Copeland?
She could use a shot of conceit—but, hey, I feel that way about most people—other than, not half bad.
Have you read any of her books?
I don’t buy into the whole romance and love thing, so I haven’t read many of her books. But, yeah, I did pick up Handyman the other day. The trio of studs in this book have nothing on a certain guy who shall remain nameless, but then I wouldn’t kick them out of bed for eating crackers, either. Really enjoyed Thad and Lissa’s ice cream scene. Made me want to rush out and snag a cone and a park bench. Hank would make a nice addition to the scene. A nicer addition… How about we don’t go there?
All right, if you insist. So let’s talk about you a bit. Describe yourself in 3 words.
Built—and this can really suck. Makes walking to work on the Vegas Strip a real pain in the butt. Guys seem to think I’m a high-end hooker.
I can see where that might be difficult. And the other two words?
Conceited—yeah, I admit it.
Tall. Dark. Firefighter.
Mmm . . . That suspiciously does not sound like Hank.
Sounds yummy to me…lately I have had a thing for firefighters.
With all the stress in life, how do you prefer to relax?
Martinis. Dirty. Easy on the Vermouth. Then I enjoy sucking on a nice hard—Um, is this a family blog? How about we just skip that part, ‘kay? Or we could always pretend I was going to say lollipop. *wink*.
Um, yes it might be best to skip that part so I don’t get any complaints. Although, I am sure my blog readers have a vivid imagination. What about hobbies? Do you have any?
Daydreaming. I’ve had my eye on this property outside of town for a few years now. I’m saving up for the day I can buy it and start up a bed and breakfast. Why the daydream? Because the way I’m going, that’s gonna happen about never.
Oh, I wish you luck with that. You need to think positive.
A couple of weeks ago I asked my blog readers about their favorite TV shows. What’s your favorite TV show?
I don’t watch a lot of TV—way too much drama happening at the tequila bar where I work as a cocktail waitress, and in the casino just outside its doors. If I do turn on the television, it’s to the Discovery Channel or something along that line.
That’s cool. Before we go, do you have any secrets you’d like to reveal?
I really don’t think Hank’s feet are all that sexy. Jack’s feet are much nicer.
You know, too, there’s a teensy tiny chance I might be in denial about my feelings for Jack.
Um, I had a martini before I started this interview. Okay, I had two.
Don’t worry, your secrets are safe with me.
I know you need to be going but before you do, what would you like to tell or ask my blog readers?
What do you think about the whole romance and love deal? Do you think there’s a reason to give it a try? The idea gives me the crawls, but there’s just this feeling I have about Jack. I could almost see myself settling down with him. *shudders* On second thought, forget I said that. It was the martinis talking. Besides, Hank just arrived…
Readers, you can learn more about Carinna and read her story in Jodi Lynn Copeland’s SPICE Brief, Hot for It (available now) and find out more in the upcoming SPICE release, What Happens in Vegas, available May 1.