I can feel it now..the wind blowing through my hair, the sun warm on my skin, the smell of sea salt in the air…oh wait..I got confused. I’m not anywhere near the ocean…this is the Sin at Sea by Emma Nichols Tour stop!!!
When Alysin decided to surprise her boyfriend at work with dinner, the surprise was on her. Since he was going at it with his secretary on the conference table, she packed a bag and called her BFF. Jolie and Alysin had been traveling the country, working as digital nomads for ten years ever since graduation. Taking this as a sign it was time for a new move, they decided to take a cruise, regroup, and make a plan.
Then she meets Mr. Bedroom Eyes. Following her lead, they pretend to be married so that she can rid herself of the guy who started hitting on her before the boat left the dock. Though it was supposed to be a momentary arrangement, he asks her to take it one step farther. Then another and another. The cruise promises to be memorable in every way that matters.
Along the way, Alysin learns that she won’t have to fake an orgasm if she’s with someone who knows what to do, that not all men suck, but the best ones suck really well, and that sometimes what starts out as something pretend, can fast become something completely real. Will the woman who lives life with no regrets, regret that she made that stupid rule about not exchanging names and contact info?
We walked further without speaking, my anticipation building. Finally, he broke the silence. “See, I have given both your dilemma and your offer careful consideration. It’s clear to me that there is really only one solution.” He smiled broadly at his proclamation.
“Oh, really?” I asked with an eyebrow raised. “And just what is my dilemma?”
“Obviously, you need a great protector to fend off unwanted men on this cruise,” he announced, puffing out his chest for effect, further proof that he was the protector I needed.
I smiled because he was so damn cute. “Oh, but I have Jolie,” I remarked.
“Listen, if this Jolie exists, I have yet to see her. You keep claiming her, but both times we’ve met, she was nowhere to be found.” He shrugged and looked about. “So, I think you should consider my offer. It’s a pretty great offer.”
“Oh, really. And just what is that?” Looking about, I realized that we had stopped in the cruise ship jewelry shop. Then Mr. Bedroom Eyes dropped to one knee. I backed up a step. “What are you doing?” I asked, confused and concerned. This could go very badly. I may have misjudged him completely.
“Relax,” he urged. “I just have one very important question to ask you. And these things are better said with jewelry than I ever could with words.”
I started to take a second step back. I’m a runner. Only he grabbed my hand and halted my escape.
“Will you be my wife for the week?” He asked. Then he batted his eyelashes at me.
It really took all the pressure off. Throwing my head back, I let out a huge laugh…a combination of relief and pure joy. “Are you sure you don’t want to date me? I hear there’s a lot more sex in dating than there is in marriage?”
He stood slowly, contemplating the idea. “This is true, but since I’ve had no so sex with you thus far, any would be an improvement. Plus, since you already announced me as your husband, I thought this would keep the charade going.”
What made her decide to be an erotica author?
How else was she going to parlay her two favorite past times into a career?
Emma is single and loving it. Like her first character, Alysin, Sin for short, she doesn’t believe in settling or in settling down. She loves to indulge in her passions whenever the mood strikes and enjoys keeping all of life’s cliche moments spicy.
Known for her sense of humor, Emma surrounds herself with friends whose antics often become the source of book fodder. Her ideal situation would be to explore the Caribbean while writing. She pursues that dream daily.
I absolutely loved this book. How can you not? This book has heartbreak, romance, and erotica!
First let me start by saying that I love how the main characters, Alyson and Jolie, live their life. How cool would that be? No office, no dress code, move whenever you want, and get to take vacations!
I think this book moved really well. There was good focus on the things that mattered and not a whole lot of focus on the things that didn’t. Like Alyson’s ex-boyfriend! WOW! What a jerk!
I think the friendship is really strong between Alyson and Jolie. Especially in the beginning! I won’t go into too much detail so not to ruin it, but OMG!! You go girls!!
Now to the subject at hand….the awesome, lummy (as in lum lum lum and not yum yum yum) sincerely hot, sincerely erotic, main co-star Mr. Bedroom Eyes!!! LUM LUM LUM!!! (That would be from the drool coming out of my mouth). I can’t possibly imagine someone so sweet, caring, adoring, loving, lummy being my husband for a week!!! I would want to keep him!! I think it is great that neither of them know anything about each other when they decide to become husband and wife for a week. But, I will tell you what! I would not be sharing!!!
I loved the story line. On a cruise, checking the scenery, exploring, all with your husband by your side. Who says you need a piece of paper and a vow? LOL. I am really anticipating finding out what happens in Vegas!!!
The author touched on some really good things in this story. Independence, trust, friendship, love, and soul mates. Who could have asked for a better story? It was too long or too short. The pace was really good. It was a quick read but a satisfying one!
What sparked your interest in becoming a romance writer?
I often joke that I became a writer of romance and erotica because it was the best way for me to parlay my passions into a career.
What was the first romance novel you read that made an impression on you?
When I was really young, I read The Thornbirds. It was the naughtiest book I could imagine. I remember thinking that I needed to be able to write like that. So, that’s what I try to do.
Tell us 5 surprising things about yourself.
1. I have a tattoo.
2. I want more…small, sexy, meaningful.
3. My palate has really become more sophisticated…as evidenced by my love of sushi and asparagus…sometimes even together.
4. I think cruising is the only way to travel.
5. For someone so intrigued by sex, I didn’t lose my virginity for a really long time.
What is your writing environment.
I write wherever I am comfortable at the moment. It could be in the living room, lying on the bed, on the garage couch, or even the floor. I abhor writing at desks. It feels too much like work and I just want to have fun with it.
One of your favorite quotes.
By Mae West: You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Do you have a website recommendation for other writers?
Great ideas. I’m working to implement them…especially marketing.
Who is your perfect hero? And why?
I think the perfect hero is perfectly imperfect. I think he has flaws, but that when he finds love, they make him more real, less god-like. He doesn’t have to have this model-esque body. He says the right things, even if he doesn’t say them smoothly. My favorite heroes are the reformed players, the ones who have been around and finally found everything they never knew they always wanted with the unlikeliest of women.
Which authors have caught your interest lately? Why?
Hmmm. In the author groups, I’m finding ones that I try to emulate, that I admire for their skill and their abilities. JB McGee has a new book coming out,,,Skipping Stones. I’ve been able to beta that a bit. And Brandy Dorsch is an aspiring writer who has an interesting looking paranormal romance coming out soon.
What type of book have you always wanted to write?
It has taken me forever, but Sin at Sea is the kind of book I always wanted to be brave enough to write. There is something so liberating about not worrying over pushing the envelope. At the same time, I think while writing something very erotic, I kept it classy. That’s important. Even my smut has a story,
Who are your dream dinner party guests?
If I could have anyone come to my parties…Channing Tatum…oh hell, the entire cast of Magic Mike. Ummm…I don’t really think I’d need to invite anyone else…at all. We’ll keep it nice and intimate.
What’s the last movie you watched and loved?
Loved? Wow. It has been a while since I loved a movie. Dating means I watch movies that the guy loves…like action, horror, and thrillers. Me, I prefer movies with meaning, movies that speak to me…like Under the Tuscan Sun or Love Actually.
Most _____________ in high school. (popular, nerdy, sporty…) Why?
It’s funny. I thought I was nerdy. I thought I was shy. And then I go to a reunion and discover that everyone else thought I was popular. I just did my own thing, whatever made me happy. Still do. It’s the best way to live.
Top three things on your bucket list.
1. Take a Mediterranean cruise.
2. Explore Greece
3. Take a hot air balloon ride. That one might be challenging since I also have a fear of heights. Still…
How did you get the idea for this particular novel?
My goal was to write this great beach read. It kind of forced me to go through with it, get it published for summer. I took everything that I loved about summer…the water, the beaches, the travel, vacations, hot guys, and sexy times. There are a lot of my own personal experiences in it.
What is your favorite scene in your new release?
I love where they meet, how they meet, their interaction. Yes, Alysin and Mr. Bedroom Eyes have chemistry from the start.
If you could be one of your characters – Who would you be? And why?
I would love to be Alysin, so supremely confident, so independent. She speaks her mind. She’s very worldly. She’s tough.
Which actor or book character do you have a crush on?
Whew…I can only pick one? The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.
What’s your favorite body part of the opposite sex?
The chest. I like a nice chest to rest my head on.
What does love feel like?
Scariest most incredible feeling ever. Love is being naked and vulnerable all the time.
When was your last kiss?
I get kissed pretty much daily. The last one that really affected me that would be harder to pin down.
What’s an absolute no-no in a relationship?
Cheating. That’s a deal breaker.
What’s your idea of a perfect date?
I love new twists on old cliché moments. I love candlelight dinners. I love picnics. Put the two together…bliss.
If you could take a romantic trip, where would it be?
Someplace warm and sandy.
Do you believe in love at first sight?
Nope. I believe in lust at first sight.