Kristi Hancock became an author of erotica and erotic romance when the characters in her dirty mind demanded to come to life. Creating worlds ranging from the music underground of Seattle to the hot spots of colorful Key West to the vibrant streets of New York City (and the hotel rooms above them), she leads heroes and heroines through intense sexual experiences that transform people. Her racy stories are guaranteed to make you randy.
Hello Lillie and Readers of Her Mind!
I haven’t been to Philly in years so I’m counting this as a visit. Thanks for having me today.
With Rock His World coming out this week, several friends have asked me, “Why did you choose Seattle?” This ultimately goes back to the songs that inspired the story. My mentor and I were talking about “Bad Girl” and “Good Boy” stories so that was floating around in my brain when one of my favorite Pink Floyd songs came up on my iTunes shuffle. “Young Lust.” It’s about a guy who’s new to town and wants a “Bad Girl” to show him around. Ding-ding-ding! I had a light bulb moment, and Rock His World was born.
I had a skeleton (or at least the beginning) of a plot, but I had to figure out who my characters were. Avery used to be a “Bad Boy.” The thing is, he was a bad boy in a small town which is very different from being a bad boy in a big city. On top of that, he turned into a total geek while he was in college and grad school. Definitely not a bad boy anymore. And definitely in over his head when he meets Sasha. So I have my “Good Guy,” a geek who used to be a bad boy. I needed a “Bad Girl.” What would she be like? Tough but still sexy. Definitely lots of tattoos. If only I could put her in a mosh pit...maybe in the home of the grunge scene...
Seattle! Then Sasha can be a punk rock girl, and Avery can be a software geek! Brilliant, eh? How did I pick their names? Sasha is exotic, not mainstream—just like her. As for Avery, my writing software has a Name Generator tool. You can pick the origin, click a button, and it gives you a list. I think I chose French, but I just knew that was his name when I saw it in the list.
Oops! I just shared my writing secrets. Ssh! Let’s keep them between us. I will, however, let you share my Rock His World playlist (Click HERE!). What’s a secret trick—it can be anything from household cleaners to makeup tips—that keeps your life (or job) running smoothly?
Excerpt from Rock His World:
“I’m Sasha.” The perky voice came from his right.
Of course she was. A woman who looked like that couldn’t not have an exotic name. Shorter than him with hazel eyes rimmed in onyx, she stared up from under a shaggy mop of blue-black hair. Small silver hoop earrings spanned the edge of her left ear from lobe to tip. Her off-the-shoulder black knit top showcased tattoos covering the length of her right arm. Black skinny jeans disappeared into her scuffed Doc Marten boots—the fashion version of what he purchased at the Army Surplus store. Her vibrant red lips practically begged him to nip at them, and his pulse thrummed with a mix of testosterone and adrenaline.
“I’m Avery.” He wondered how he missed the woman as she approached him. She studied his eyes. “You like punk?”
“Usually. I’ve never heard Schlong, but the club’s website said it was a bucket-list band.”
“Most of the shows here are memorable, but they’re one of my favorites.”
“Why?” A geek in a wanna-be modern James Dean facade, it was his favorite question.
“Hmmm. Their music is sort of like a punk -funk mix, plus the band really interacts with the crowd. The energy is infectious and great to dance to, but it’s not your typical mosh pit. It’s,” she paused, “happier.”
Avery hadn’t been able to hide his widening eyes at the term “mosh pit”—the white water rapids in a river of dancing bodies could suck you under and leave you fighting your way out of the turbulence. He had never been in one but with stories of lost footwear and bloodied noses, so the concept of a “happy” mosh pit lay beyond his comprehension.
The opening band had finished their set and was breaking down their gear. The countdown clock ticked on their conversation time.
Sasha continued, “Where are you from?”
“Not so far away.”
“Oh. Scratch that.”
“Technically, an hour outside of Portland.” Where he had been the biggest fish in their tiny pond of bad boys. And had absolutely nothing on the people in Seattle, including the woman beside him.
“What’s it like?”
“Cold. Very cold. I was thrilled to move here for the rain.”
“You have no idea. I would rather spend the rest of my life wet and in above freezing temperatures than to shovel snow one more winter.”
“I can’t imagine. This is the first place I’ve lived that didn’t have bikini weather. But I love it. The people are so real and accepting.”
Avery nodded politely since he hadn’t been in town long enough to tell.
Sasha tilted her head. “I think I might like you.” She reached up on her toes, gave him a peck on the lips, and traipsed off toward the stage where Schlong tuned their guitars and tested their bass and drums.
Rock His World (Naughty By Nature #1)
Adult Contemporary Erotic Romance
Published: 10 August 2015 by Liquid Silver Books
Sasha Ford lives life her way. Tattooed, pierced, and professionally satisfied, the Seattle music-lover has found her groove. She’s living her dream as a free-spirited graphic artist, but the fearless vixen has grown bored with her booty-calls and is on the prowl for a new conquest. Her trademark black eyeliner and scarlet lips serve as both invitation and warning to any man she pursues.
Seven years of college transformed small-town bad boy Avery Kingston into a super-geek. New to the city with his shiny PhD, he struggles to find his social identity by connecting with his tough guy roots. Attempting to merge his past with his present in the counter-culture, he finds himself in over his head—especially when sexy Sasha drags him into her world of mosh-pits and after-parties.
Sasha only expects a one night stand, but their searing chemistry leads them in a direction she’s less than comfortable with. Confronted with the female version of who Avery thought he could be, Sasha’s sexual advances bring out a carnal need to give as good as he gets. Sasha believes she can't maintain her own identity if she’s in a serious relationship, but Avery wants more than sex from his hot rebel. He must convince her of his love and respect for her fierce independent streak or say goodbye to her forever. Is Avery strong enough to make Sasha break her own rules?