Meet Author Leah Ridgewood
Blog Guest: Spicy n’ Sweet, Leah Ridgewood
Hello Dear Readers. Today, I’m delighted to welcome my special guest Leah Ridgewood. Leah writes sweet and sexy erotic fiction. Her stories are thoroughly engaging, with great settings, solid plots, and compelling characters. Read one and you’ll definitely want more. Here are some fun facts about this talented author.
How long have you been writing?
I always loved to write, even essays in school, but I’m pretty sure I became a storyteller through my fantasy life. I had this neurosis, beginning as a teenager, that I could not simply imagine making out with Brad Pitt—there had to be a plausible story about how I would meet him, and why we would hit it off before we could start making out. This dilemma still plagues me, but it inspires a lot of absurd, twisty, hilarious stories. And as my fantasies get more interesting, you can imagine the back-story requires more creativity.
What’s on your bookshelf and/or in your To Be Read pile?
My erotica shelf includes Cherise Sinclair’s Masters of the Shadowlands Series (thanks to Celia’s recommendation), Delilah Claire’s debut of the Sin Fair in A Lady Bound, Ava Myer’s smart and aptly named Red Hot Cops Series, and Mark Pritchard’s shockingly sexy short stories in Too Beautiful.
Do you have a favorite author?
I don’t have just one. But, I’ll mention Karen Marie Moning, because the eroticism of the final two books in her Fever Series inspired my path towards fiction writing. One day, I want to write a character as complicated and sexy as Jericho Barrons.
Favorite food: Is coffee a food?
Favorite color: Red
Miles Davis: Kind of Blue. Whenever my husband plays it, I know he’s trying to get on my good side.
Favorite supernatural creature?
I really like the Seminus Demons in Larissa Ione’s Demonica series.
Favorite TV show? True Blood.
Milk chocolate or Dark chocolate?
Dark all the way, and it doesn’t have to be fancy. I think Dove miniatures are really yummy.
Vampires or werewolves?
Uh. Vampires. Duh. Dogs are sweet, not sexy.
Sexy demons or sexy angels?
If there is an erotica author who dares to answer this question “angels,” she should have her license to write smut revoked.
Dragons or witches?
My paranormal alter ego says witches, but Leah will admit to a taste for dragons, thanks to a naughty little story called Larkspur by Anny Cook.
Tell us about your story.
My novelette, Threesome: Take Me, Too is free on Amazon on August 8th and 9th.
It’s a romantic M/F/M story about Aimee, who has had a crush on her gay best friend Dan for as long as she can remember. Dan and his boyfriend Luis are on the rocks, so Luis asks Aimee to play center stage in a steamy threesome, to help them restore their spark.
The premise is a little absurd, and it makes for all kinds of tension about who feels left out, and about who desires whom and why. Aimee, Dan and Luis are especially likable characters for a piece of short erotica, and I’d sure love for you to meet them.
Want more? Read an EXCERPT here. For Adults Only – 18+.
Leah Ridgewood has a respectable day job, another pen name with which she signs her paranormal novels, two children and two cats. She lives in San Francisco with her adorable husband, who is equal parts vampire and werewolf.
Buy Take Me, Too at Amazon. P.S. It’s FREE August 8 – 9, 2012.