Interview with Lauren Blakely, author of Sex and Other Shiny Objects

14 Jan 2020

When an editor of mine returned a recent book to me, she wrote a margin note along these lines. “When the hero flipped the heroine from her back to her hands and knees with the scarf still on her wrists, I had my husband test that on me. Just to make sure it worked. So make sure the scarf is loose enough on the heroine’s wrists so you can pull it off.”

That, in a nutshell, is the inspiration for my new romantic comedy Sex and Other Shiny Objects.

Do the sexy scenes in romance novels truly work? That’s what the heroine does in my book — tests them out. She takes on a project at the request of her book editor bestie to see if the sexy scenes in sexy books truly work. After all, how many times have you wondered if buttons truly fly when a heroine rips off the guy’s shirt? Or if bathtub sex is as effective as the books make it seem?

Peyton sets out to learn the ins and outs of all those scenes in Sex And Other Shiny Objects! I hope you have as much fun reading it as I had writing it! I mean, as Peyton had testing the scenes!

Lauren Blakely is the author of the new book Sex and Other Shiny Objects.

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