Eden/Eve: Our friend and author Gemma Halliday is here today with something a little different. Gemma and I were critique partners from way back when we were both getting started. At the time we thought we were going to write for Silhouette Desire-totally the wrong thing for both of us! We ended up going in very different directions. I ended up here-yaknow, in Smutville-and she ended up writing chick lit mystery. Her High Heels series and her Hollywood Headlines series are hysterical! Now she’s also writing suspense and YA, but no matter the genre she is always an amazing author, and one of the nicest people we know, so give her a nice, smutty welcome!
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A huge thank you to the Smutketeers for hosting me today! I’ve been a fan of their books for years, so I’m excited to be an honorary Smutketeer for a day.
My latest release, Hollywood Confessions, explores the sexy, scandalous, and sensational world of Hollywood through the eyes of tabloid reporter, Allie Quick. Allie has high aspirations – much higher than reporting on the latest celebrity gossip for the L.A. Informer, Hollywood’s most notorious tabloid. But if she’s going to join the ranks of the real reporters, she’s going to need a headline worthy story under her belt. Luckily, she gets just that when the producer of the trashiest reality shows on TV winds up murdered, and Allie convinces her editor, Felix Dunn, that this story has her name written all over it. Between an aging dance-off judge, a family with sextuplets and triplets, and the star of a little person dating show, Allie has no shortage of reality stars to question. But when she finds herself falling for her prime suspect, Allie’s relationship with her editor is suddenly on the rocks, and her life is in danger. This is one deadline Allie can’t afford to miss!
I will admit that there was one thing I was a little nervous about when coming to guest here: Is my book smutty enough?
On a sex scale, I am way below the steam level of the writers here. They’re a fabulously smutty 10… I’m a 3. I mean, I don’t even have one little ménage in the book at all. I’m practically a smut virgin.
So, I’ve wracked my little brain trying to come up with some smutty stuff from my book to justify my blogging among the ranks of these ladies. Here’s what I’ve come up with…
1) Reality TV .
Snookie anyone? That’s pretty damned smutty. Or slutty? Same diff?
2) One night stands.
My heroine has had at least one that she’ll admit to in the past. And possibly might fall into one again. Or two. Hey, a girl can only resist a hot guy (or two) for so long, right?
3) Secret Affairs.
Even when it’s a M/F, one-on-one, an affair always has a certain amount of smut-ness attached, right?
And, while it’s not technically “smutty”, it’s certainly very naughty…
I may be a smut virgin, but I do regularly kill people. Fictional people. Mostly ones who deserve it. Sometimes even named after some certain ex-boyfriends of mine.
So, hopefully I’ve earned my Smutketeer rights for the day, because those are the smuttiest examples of my writing I can come up with. How about you? What’s your best example of why you deserve a fabulously high Smutketeer rating? Leave your answer in the comments below and you’ll be entered to win a Hollywood Confessions Beach Tote! Perfect for taking your paper books or ereader on the go this summer in style. ;)