Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Today's Interview with with Ashlyn Chase! Beep, beep!

Today I have an interview with writer, Ashlyn Chase. She is...wait for it...a writer. Not only is she a writer, she's a writer who likes to mix humor with her romance. Please give her a nice Melly Spot's welcome!

So without further ado, here is my interview with Ashlyn Chase, the uncut version:

On a scale of 1-10, how awesome do you think I am? Be honest. You can go higher than 10 if you like. (No excuses about how you don’t know me and stuff like that).

I think you’re as awesome as Neil Patrick Harris thinks he is.

On your website, I read you’re a nurse. Have you ever met any really cute doctors like my McDreamy?

Hollywood either has no concept of what real nerdy doctors look like or they don’t care. I’m betting they just want ratings so find people who spend as much time on their appearance as doctors spend with their books.

I see you have a degree that involves psychology. Can you tell me what’s wrong with me? Ha! No, seriously. Can you? I have issues. Ask anyone.

We all have issues. Beware of the person who thinks their “sh*t don’t stink.” The fact that you know you’re screwed up means you’re fine.

Okay, here is the hard-hitting question. You ready? Do you prefer boxers or briefs on your men?


You book Being Randy is about a coyote shape-shifter. Is there a shape-shifting Road Runner, too? Ha! No, but seriously, where did you get the idea for this book?

No roadrunner this time. How did I get my idea for him? Well, I’ve been told I don’t think like other people so it might be hard to explain. I look at something and see the obvious humor in the situation. In the case of shape-shifters, when they become human, they’re naked! Can you imagine if he got stuck in his naked man form and couldn’t shift back? Now put him in the desert where there isn’t a store or tree to hide behind for miles. That’s when you’ll see me rubbing my hands with glee, ready to attack the keyboard.

Can you shape-shift me into a hamster? Just in case Marilu doesn’t?

Yes I can, but do you really want me to? Think about it. Here I am with my wand in my hand and you want me to turn you into a hamster? How about Angelina Jolie?

I really like your cover on Demolishing Mr. Perfect. When you demolish him, can I have a piece?

I get his ass—and his back—and biceps—and thighs—and what’s between them, of course. I guess you can have his big toe.

There seems to be a naked man on your cover for Vampire Vintage. Is he the vampire? Do you have the uncensored version of that cover where he turns around?

I honestly don’t know who that guy is. My vamp was lean, dark and a classy dresser even if he never parted with the color black, and he didn’t sleep in a coffin. Sometimes I wish I could just take the picture out of my head and hand it to the cover artist.

Okay, this is your turn to add whatever you want. Promote, etc… I’ll be over here trying to summon a naked vampire of my own.

Promo huh? Do I have to? Well—I guess I could mention that there’s some cool new stuff on my website.

But right now all I can think about is my upcoming week in San Francisco! I’m leaving Saturday and I’ll be spending four of the days at the RWA conference. (Romance Writers of America) Because I’m the president of the New England Chapter, I kinda have to go. But I’ll be spending some quality vacation time with my hubby there too! I want to see the redwoods, Yosemite, Haight-Ashbury, Pacific Heights, Fisherman’s Warf, Golden Gate Park and maybe Alcatraz. Those are the places I’ve been told to see. I’ll have to stay out of Napa Valley, though. I might park myself under a wine barrel spigot and never make it home.

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N.J.Walters said...

Great inteview. LOL And love those covers!

Caffey said...

Hi Melanie, Hi Ashlyn!
Its my first time visiting here Melanie. Love racing, and saw you have some books out and can't wait to read!
I love Ashlyn's books!!! I think the vampire one is my favorite, a couple up there I got to get yet! This interview was a blast to read!

Natasha said...

Great interview, Ash. I loved Being Randy! That was such a fun - and hot! - story.

Ashlyn Chase said...

Thank you, everyone!

I really enjoyed doing this interview. Melanie is a hoot!