Today is a special day. We have both author(s) and character stopping by! Why plural author you ask? You’ll have to stop by to find out! Alice’s Wonderland by Allison Dobell has just hit shelves via Avon Red, and today she is interviewing one of the characters from the new release. And make sure to leave a comment for your chance to get your hands on the book!
When journalist and notorious womanizer Flynn O’Grady publicly mocks Alice Mitchell’s erotic luxury goods website, the game is on. Determined to change his mind about sex toys and the people who use them, Alice decides to wrap her high-end silken blindfold over his eyes and teach him a thing or two. They soon find themselves locked in a game where Alice must step up the spice night after night as, one by one, Flynn’s defenses crumble. To win, she must prove to Flynn that changing the routine, rather than the partner, can be the greatest adventure of all…
Character interview: Alice’s Wonderland
When you’re writing a book, you get to deal with a whole cast of characters. Some you love, some you hate, some make you laugh, some make you gnash your teeth. I loved all the characters in Alice’s Wonderland: Alice, with her quirky style who makes integrity very sexy; Flynn, whose come-to-bed exterior masks a keep-me heart. And then there’s Tanja Thompson.
Tanja is Alice’s rival in the adult boutique business and … other areas. She strode into our book wearing high-heeled gladiator sandals laced all the way up, and quickly took over that part of our hearts that love a diamond in the rough.
She’s been busy demanding a book of her own ever since, but for now I decided to interview her and give you a little more insight into this unexpected star.
Allison Dobell: How would you describe your personal style?
Tanja Thompson: (laughs) “I’m from the Barely There school of dressing. I figure that God didn’t give me a body like this to hide it under clothing. I know Alice takes the ‘keep it under wraps to tease them’ approach – but I’m a bit more upfront.”
AD: What’s your relationship with Flynn O’Grady?
TT: “Well, now, wouldn’t you like to know that… Tanja never tells. That’s one reason my clients keep coming back.”
AD: Ah, yes, your clients – tell us about Hi Ho Silver?
TT: “We’re like a box of supermarket chocolates – cheap and cheerful. We’ve got ‘toys’ to suit every woman, in every colour if she so chooses, and we make it easy for a girl to sample every variety.”
AD: Why did you go into the sex, er, ‘toy’ business?
TT: “Honey, there’s not much I haven’t tried as far as the sex industry is concerned. But I’m at that point in my life where I want to play. When I couldn’t find a toybox that gave me everything I needed, I created one.”
AD: Do you have a man of your own?
TT: (laughs) “I’m not sure that you need one of your own when you can have everyone else’s if you so desire… Seriously, I haven’t met the man who can give me everything I need – and they’re a lot harder to create than businesses.”
AD: What’s next for Tanja Thompson?
TT: “You tell me, honey, you tell me.”
So there you have it. Meet Tanja in all her glory in Alice’s Wonderland. Is she a heroine or a villain? You’ll just have to read it to find out!
Allison Dobell is the pseudonym of two Australian writers – both Allisons (Dobell, get it? Double? Huh? Huh?! They’re nothing if not hilarious). Find out more at allisondobell.com (link: http://allisondobell.com/about/). Allison Dobell’s first novel, Alice’s Wonderland, is out now. (link: http://www.avonromance.com/book/allison-dobell-alices-wonderland)
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