Welcome the lovely Louisa Bacio today, she’s answered my interview questions and is telling us all about her latest release!
1) Hubby leaving the cupboards open in the kitchen. Once, as a joke, he opened every single one – and I cried. Seems silly now, but it hit a nerve.
2) The husband is the worst “sneaker.” I always find candy wrappers that fell from his pockets and/or fast food cups in the car.
3) Being woken up too early, when it’s not necessary!
Tell us about your latest release.
The Big One is a Prepper Romance, which means finding love among some sort of disaster situation. Growing up in Southern California, we’ve always been threatened with “The Big One” – a major earthquake that’ll split the state. What better person to be stuck in a bunker than with a hunky British rock star. Mmmmm … Sebastian is tasty!
What do you do to relax?
A glass of wine, a warm bath and a really good book! I also like to unplug and watch “So You Think You Can Dance” with my daughters, and play Wii Dance!
Do you write about what turns you on?
*blushes* Of course! If I expect readers to get a thrill, it better turn me on too!
If we were to come to your house for a meal, what would you give us to eat?
Italian, for sure! If you’re a super-special guest, I’ll make sauce that simmers for eight hours, and wrap it up in a tasty lasagna. My family is from Sicily, and those recipes are secret!
Do you prefer hot or cold weather and why? Totally prefer the heat. I’d rather wear less clothes than more! Living my entire life in Southern California works just fine for me.
What are your future ambitions?
I recently signed with an agent, Tish Beaty with the L. Perkins Agency. I have a new paranormal series that I’m working on for submissions, and a new contemporary romance. I’m very excited to have someone else on my publishing “team.”
“You want out of here? Fine, go for it.” Kayla pointed toward the doorway. “Be my guest and try to break the lock. If you succeed, I make no promises to your safety out there. We don’t know what’s happening. Maybe this was a minor shaker, or maybe the real thing, but what’s it going to hurt to sit tight and figure it out?”
“You plan on helping me pass the time in a more enjoyable manner?” He wagged his eyebrows at her, and despite herself, and her promise to have a strong will, a flutter started low in her belly. She couldn’t be attracted to him. He was such a neophyte. People like him never understood her.
“You watch yourself there.” She turned around and stalked to the other side of the room. Okay, given they were in such a small space, there wasn’t any getting away from him at the moment. He—and people like him—made her so mad.
“What about being optimistic?” he asked. “Thinking about the best in people. Self-fulfilling prophecies and life affirmations?”
“You can be positive all you want, and it’s not going to fill up your tank of gas. Having money, in smaller bills, hidden in case the banks crash and your ATM card doesn’t work—that’s being prepared. Just because I believe in reserving some supplies doesn’t mean I willed all this to happen. It did, and I’m ready for it.”
“‘Reserving?’ Is that what they’re calling it nowadays? I thought it was more akin to hoarding.”
Hoarding? He really didn’t get it. His comment hung in the air, and she did her best to ignore it. No matter what she said, the scorn from nonbelievers hurt. She grew up with her father being harassed by family members. It was only a matter of time before it was her turn. And her sister? Well, forget about telling her anything about being prepared. Maybe as destruction hit and a certain segment of the population was taken out, they’d be all gone. All that would be left would be those who’d taken the necessary precautions.
A wave of dizziness at the implications hit her, and she sat back down.
Right. As if life worked like that.
The last thing marketing assistant Kayla Morgan expects to do on a Friday morning is give a tour of her emergency shelter to a flighty rock star. When her boss orders her to play nice, she acquiesces.
Sebastian Cox, lead singer of The U.K. Underground, finds the American bird with the bunker in her backyard more than wacky, but the band’s looking for a location to shoot their latest video.
When an earthquake strikes, the unlikely couple gets trapped and finds a few ways to keep themselves busy. Once reality sets in, will their differences leave them on shaky ground?
About Louisa Bacio
A Southern California native, Louisa Bacio can’t imagine living far away from the ocean. The multi-published author of erotic romance enjoys writing within all realms – from short stories to full-length novels.
Bacio shares her household with a supportive husband, two daughters growing “too fast,” and a multitude pet craziness: Two dogs, five fish tanks, an aviary, hamsters, rabbits and hermit crabs. In her other life, she teaches college classes in English, journalism and popular culture.
1) 3-book bundle of 1Night Stand titles: A Date with Death, A Dance with Death and A Duel with Death.
2) $15 gift card to Amazon
3) Grand prize: Emergency kit and swag pack (shipping to U.S. only).
Contest ends: Aug. 11