When Forbidden Fantasies came out a year ago, the lovely Veronica Scott hosted me at her website with a character interview. I thought I’d share it here as an extra:
What was your life like growing up?
Jess: Well, pretty low key. My parents were older when they had me, and I’m an only child. I didn’t really start living until I went to college. That’s where I met Alex. *slides a smile toward Alex, who winks*
Alex: Me, I was your typical kid. Baseball, baseball, baseball. Then girls, baseball, girls, more baseball. *kisses Jessica’s neck and nips at her ear* And then I met Jessica, and it was all Jess, Jess, Jess, baseball, Jess, Jess, Jess.
Before the action in the book, what were your plans/hopes for the future?
Jess: The usual, I guess. Raising happy kids, taking care of my family. Life’s been good. Maybe a little boring sometimes, but good.
Alex: With my job, I’ve always hoped I’ll be around to see my kids grow up. And I want to have time to travel with Jess. We had kids pretty quickly, so we haven’t had a whole lot of time for just us.
What changed that?
Jess: It all started with a book. (Author note: this was the original first line of Forbidden Fantasies, but it got cut during edits.) See, I found out I like reading erotic romances. Really, really, REALLY like. *blushes* And once I realized I liked them, and thought maybe our sex life could use some livening up, I got a little…restless. And kind of cranky.
Alex: She’s not kidding, cranky. *Alex grins, laughs when Jess pinches him* You know, you think you know a person, and then something happens to blow your mind. Like finding out my wife has fantasies of kinky sex. Am I a lucky guy, or what?
How would you describe your personality?
Jess: Can I describe Alex’s, instead? *grins* He’s sexy as hell, my guy. Possessive and protective of his family. A good cop who really cares about and believes in what he does. And he’s a great husband and father.
Alex: *Alex squeezes Jess’s hand* Thanks, love. My gorgeous Jess is sweet and kind, sexy and kinky. Before she started sharing her fantasies with me, I never knew she had a bad girl hiding inside her. I love it when her naughty girl comes out to play. She’s bad and needs a firm hand – sometimes I think she likes being punished. *winks again as Jess turns pink*
What one thing would you take to a deserted island?
Jess: Alex. Or toilet paper.
Alex: *Alex laughs* I’m interchangeable with TP? Really? I was going to say “Jess” but maybe I should make it….I don’t know, sunscreen?
*they both laugh, and Jess settles back into Alex’s arms*
Where would you go on vacation?
Jess: With the kids, the Outer Banks of North Carolina. Without the kids? I’d love to go back to the B&B.
Alex: *Alex’s eyes go molten hot* We don’t need a vacation for that, babe. I was going to tell you tonight after the kids went to bed, but I guess I’ll tell you know. I just got confirmation we’re booked next month for a long weekend, Friday to Sunday. Gabe, the guy who owns the B&B, says he has a seminar going on there that weekend, but he had one room left and we’re welcome to it.
Jess: A seminar? On what?
Alex: *grins widely* Bondage, what else? Remember what we saw in the lounge that night? Yeah. More of that.
Jess: Oh. My. God. *squeezes eyes shut, then laughs ruefully* I’ve created a monster. So, where would you go on vacation?
Alex: As long as I’m with you, I’ll go anywhere. *kisses Jess*
What is your most distinguishing characteristic?
Alex: *opens his mouth to speak, winks at Jess as he stares at her cleavage*
Jess: Don’t you dare! *rolls eyes and elbows him*
Alex: What? *rubs sternum* I was going to say your generous….heart. Talk about creating a monster. *laughs*
Jess: You’re insane. *kisses Alex* And you have a world class butt. *turns to Veronica* You should see him in his boxer briefs. Oh. My.
What is your major skill or talent?
Alex: *opens his mouth to speak again*
Jess: *covers his mouth with her hand as he does the same to her*
*both start laughing*
What’s your favorite color? Favorite food?
Alex: *scowls, turns to Jess* Color? Do I have a favorite one? Guys don’t think about that. Blue? I don’t know. Food, that’s another story. Steamed crabs, shrimp, corn on the cob, chips, beer.
Jess: Green in almost any shade. Makes me happy. And I’m with Alex on the crabs. Welcome to Maryland. We eat crabs here. *smiles* Oh, and chocolate, although not at the same time as the crabs. *shudders*
If you had to pick another career, what would it be?
Jess: Oh, I don’t know. Lingerie model? *snorts*
Alex: *glares* Over my dead body. No one else gets to see Jess nearly naked but me. Not funny, babe.
Jess: I was kidding. *strokes his cheek* You know that.
Alex: Sorry. *blows out a long sigh, grins sheepishly* Me, I’ve always wanted to be a cop. I don’t want any other career.
Which actor or actress would you want to play you in the movie?
Jess: Movie? *snorts* My life? Hah. But really, I have no idea. Now, Alex? He’d be… Alex O’Laughlin. Oh, yeah. *grins*
Who are your closest friends?
Jess: Alex. My college roommate. And I just met someone who’s dating one of Alex’s friends, and I think we’ll get along great. Her name is Bella. I hope she and Marcus can make it work.
Alex: Jess. My partner. And Marcus. He’s the one who told me about the B&B. I owe him one.
Who do you love?
Jess: Alex. Our kids. Our extended families.
Alex: Jessica, Kara and Ben. Mom and Dad. My brother and sister.
What are your future plans?
Jess: I don’t think that far ahead. Too much goes on in our lives between the kids and Alex’s job for that! But I know what I’m doing this afternoon, before Alex’s mom brings the kids home. *winks at Alex*
Alex: *Eyes widen, and a grin crosses Alex’s face. He stands up from the sofa, holds out hand* It was nice meeting you, Veronica, but I think we need to go now. *winks* We’ve got….plans.
Hope you enjoyed this look into their lives!