Valentine’s Day Celebration – fun, flirty facts about Nicholas Strong

The Valentine’s Day Celebration continues with my interview of Nicholas Strong, leading man of Blogger Girl.

The one!

The one!

                Meredith: Who is the celebrity you’ve been told you look like?

                Nicholas: *laughs* Most recently, I am being told I resemble Peeta from The Hunger Games but it’s only because no one would call either of us tall. I’ve heard Jake Johnson from The New Girl and Chris Messina from The Mindy Project but again, I think it’s because we’re all kind of short and have lazy shaving habits. *scratches scruffy jawline*

                Meredith: What naughty food do you like to indulge in?

                Nicholas: Guacamole. Lots of guac.

                Meredith: What do you wear to bed?

                Nicholas: Nothing *winks*

                Meredith: *blushes* Favorite body part of the opposite sex:

                Nicholas: I’m a breast man. *cheeks turn pink*

                Meredith: *looks down at her small Bs in regret* How many people have you said “I love you” to?

                Nicholas: I assume you mean in a romantic way…Two.  I take those three words very seriously.

                Meredith: Relationship deal-breaker?

                Nicholas: *frowns* Laziness.

                Meredith: How old were you when you had your first kiss and did you instigate it?

                Nicholas: I was eleven and, yes, I instigated it. It was her first kiss too, but I could tell she wanted it because she kept looking at my lips. So, I just took a deep breath and went in. It wasn’t the smoothest lip-lock but I’ve gotten better.

                Meredith: Do you have any tattoos or piercings? If so, describe.

                Nicholas: No piercing or tattoos. If I was going to get one, it would be something music-related. Or The Beatles.  

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                Meredith: What’s your favorite alcoholic drink?

                Nicholas: I like a good full-bodied red wine, but I’m pretty easy to please.

                Meredith: Describe your dream girl:

                Nicholas: *gazes over my head with dreamy eyes* – I like a girl with personality. Someone who I can’t quite figure out but am endlessly interested in. Of course, she’s gotta be cute. I’d prefer on the petite side since I’m only 5’7” but I’ve dated taller girls. And like I said before, I’m a breast man so that would be cool. But, honestly, if I really like a girl, none of this “list” stuff matters.

                 Well, I hope you enjoyed learning more about Nicholas. For more information, read the book 🙂

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Valentine’s Day celebration (ChicklitLove) continues with flirty excerpt from Blogger Girl

A few minutes later, we sat side by side, each with a glass of Montepulciano in front of us. I angled my body toward his. “So besides writing diddies like ‘Kimmie Long was in my pants’, tell me more about your love of music.”

His face turning red, Nicholas started laughing.

“What’s so funny?”

Still laughing, Nicholas covered his mouth with one hand and held two fingers of his other hand up to me.

“What the…” I started laughing along with him even though I wasn’t in on the joke.

Finally, Nicholas stopped laughing and wiped a tear from his eye. “I’m sorry about that.” He started laughing again.

“C’mon!”

“Okay. It’s really stupid.” Nicholas clamped his lips together.

“What’s really stupid?” I took a sip of my wine.

“Diddies,” he said without embellishment.

“What about them?”

His lips trembling again, he said, “I assume you mean ‘ditties’, as in the plural of ‘ditty’ or short song. But it sounded like you said diddies, which is different.”

I rolled my eyes. “Thanks for the grammar lesson, counselor.”

Nicholas scooted closer to me and gently moved a hair away from my face. Smiling softly, he said, “I’m sorry. It’s just that ‘diddies’ is slang for titties and, well, hearing it come out of your mouth made me…” he started cracking up again.

I threw my head back and laughed out loud. “That’s why you broke out in uncontrollable laughter? Because you thought I said ‘titties’?” Shaking my head at him in disbelief, I said, “How old are you?”

Nodding, he said, “I know. I’m totally embarrassed that I lost it.” He started laughing again.

“I can see that!” We laughed together for a second until we both stopped at the same time and smiled at each other, neither of us saying anything.

Breaking the silence, Nicholas raised his shoulders in a shrug. “I’ve always loved music. Started listening to punk and new wave as a baby and saw my first concert as a toddler – The B-52s.”

I pictured a young Nicholas clapping his hands and dancing along to the music. “So even as a young’un, you enjoyed diddies, huh?” I flashed him a devilish grin.

Nicholas winked. “Yeah. And I thought music was pretty cool too.”

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Valentine’s Q&A with Blogger Girl’s Kimberly Long

It’s almost upon us— Valentine’s Day— the “romantic love” holiday. In honor of this festive-for-some-depressing-for-others-day, a bunch of popular chick lit/romantic comedy authors thought it would be fun to feature the more romantic aspects of our books on our blogs all week.

Today, Kimberly Long, the main character in my most recent release, Blogger Girl, answers some questions regarding her love life.

Kimberly Long

Kimberly Long

Meredith: What three qualities do you find most attractive in a partner?

Kim: I’d have to go with sense of humor, sex appeal, and aggressive without being overbearing.

Meredith:  What’s your idea of romance?

Kim:  On a grand scale, I would love for someone to serenade me at Karaoke or write me a love song but in realistic terms, someone who loves me unconditionally and never lets me doubt it for a second.

Meredith: Who’s your favorite on-screen couple (Film or TV)

Kim:  Hmm, well I’m not a fan of the sappy love stuff. I’m also not a fan of the alpha male/meek woman, like Twilight or Fifty Shades of Grey. I like couples who challenge each other and make each other laugh. I’d have to go with Harry Burns and Sally Albright. Although I also have a special place in my heart for Rhett Butler and Scarlet O’Hara.  Oh, and Mindy and Danny from The Mindy Project, but they’re not officially a couple…yet.

Mindy&Danny

Meredith: What’s been your most embarrassing moment in regards to the opposite sex?

Kim: Not to toot my own horn, but unless I am so overwhelmed with attraction for someone that I can barely cross my legs, I’m pretty cool around the opposite sex. I’m not one of those girls who gets herself in crazy, awkward situations like spilling things or falling on my face. I have, however, been known to babble too much about Pastel is the New Black, my chick lit blog, and most straight men can only take so much of the book talk.  

Meredith: What was your first impression of your partner or crush? How accurate was it?

Kim: My first impression of Nicholas was definitely that he’s a player. Either a player or too good to be true. Time will tell…

The one!

The one!

Meredith: How have you coped with break-ups in the past?

Kim: Well, my first boyfriend—my high school sweetheart—became my friend with benefits years later. So far, none of my break-ups have been tragic because I don’t think I was truly in love. I have a feeling it won’t be as easy to recover from the next one…

Meredith: Which hot actor would you want to be stranded on a deserted island with and why?

Kim: Josh Holloway because a) his dimples are divine, b) I am a sucker for scruffy men and he wears it so well and c) after being stranded on “the Island” as James/Sawyer, he could probably take care of both us. 

I heart Sawyer.

I heart Sawyer.

Meredith: What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?

Kim: Admittedly, I’ve never been one to make grand gestures. I think I worried too much about being rejected and so I just let it go. But I think someday, if the situation warrants it, I will have to take a page out of one of the fantastic chick lit books I have read and pull out all of the stops. Those chick lit heroines always get their man!

Meredith: PDA: How much is acceptable?

Kim: I think it’s definitely nice to hold hands and tastefully touch your partner in public. Even a few kisses are acceptable. However, unless you are a teeny-bopper at a dive college or straight-out-of-college-bar, full-on sucking face and groping is totally inappropriate. I like to lock eyes with my partner over a drink or dinner in the knowledge of what we will do to each other once we are alone. Flirting in and of itself is an extremely sexy activity. Almost as fun as the main event—but not quite!

Meredith: What is the best relationship advice you’ve ever gotten?

Kim: To have enough confidence in yourself and your appeal to be able to accept and believe a man who says he is interested and acts like he is interested is, in fact, interested until and unless he proves otherwise, rather than letting your own insecurity sabotage the relationship before it has really even gotten started.

I hope you enjoyed my interview with Kim. Stay tuned for tomorrow when I will post an excerpt from Blogger Girl that showcases the flirtier/sexier side of the book!

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