Leslie Montgomery is a wild woman. She enjoys partying, playing pool, and the occasional anonymous fling. Content with her life, she has absolutely no plans to settle down.
Then, after a night of heavy drinking, Leslie wakes up in bed with the beautiful and mysterious Gretchen. In denial over her attraction to women, Leslie starts seeing Stanley, a handsome man she once had a one-night stand with. When she signs up for an exercise class taught by Gretchen, it becomes increasingly difficult for Leslie to deny her feelings.
Complicating matters, Leslie begins to develop feelings for Stanley. He’s pleasant to be around, funny, and drives a kick-ass car! Stanley had also had his heart broken on a few occasions, at times making Leslie feel guilty.
A comedy of errors arises as she goes on dates with Stanley, while continuing to hang out with Gretchen. She struggles to keep her love interests a secret from her friends.
Leslie must make a decision between the easy-going, hardworking man who adores her and the fascinating woman she has begun to crave. Sexy Stanley or gorgeous Gretchen: who will Leslie choose?
- Thanks for speaking with me today! Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from?
I currently reside in the Charlotte, North Carolina, but grew up in Vermont.
- Tell us about the setting of your book. Why did that place speak to you?
The book takes place in the city where I live. There are multiple settings; bar, gym, Starbucks, mall, and even a sex shop.
- What inspired you to write this book?
I’m part of a writing group (Erotic Readers and Writers Association) and I wrote a few flash fiction stories about a character, Leslie, who finds herself waking up next to losers she picks up at the local bar. One day I decided to find out what would happen if she woke up next to a woman. Suddenly a 200 word short turned into a 40k word novella.
- I love that type of synergy! What inspired you to write in the first place?
I always liked to read and write. In college, I was enrolled in all the fiction writing classes, was editor for the literary magazine and wrote for the college newspaper.
- Is there a character you identify with most in your book? Who and why?
Stanley Reynolds. He had the same crappy luck in relationships I had when I was younger. He even drives the same model Trans Am my brother did back in the seventies.
- I think my husband drove a Trans Am, too! Was there much research involved?
A little. Even though my brother owned the Trans Am, I still had to do some research because I’m not real familiar with the name of some of the features. For instance, I didn’t know that what jutted up from the hood was a shaker. I actually took a trip to the mall that a pivotal scene was set in so I could name all the stores.
- Do you listen to music when you write?
No, but sometimes I write with the television on.
- Name a few titles I’d find if I browsed through your personal library.
Mostly Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and some James Patterson.
- That’s some good company. What advice would you give an aspiring author?
Join a writing or critique group. Most of the critiques are very helpful and I wouldn’t be writing today if it wasn’t for the group I’m a part of.
- Name a few of your favorite non-writing activities.
Running, watching sports, and spending time with my family.
- Tell us about your next project.
It’s about a guy in his late twenties who falls in love with his ex-girlfriend’s best friend and roommate. It’s going to be a romantic comedy.
Daily Hollow is an erotic romance writer residing in the Carolinas. He is married, has a young son, three dogs, two rats, and two cats. He has had a short story published in the anthology Tie Me Up. His first published story, Eve’s Daisy, spent a brief moment in Amazon’s top 100 and Amazon UK’s top 20. In addition to Leslie’s Dilemma, Daily’s short story, A Night of Firsts was recently published by FIreborn Publishing, and his novella One Night in Charlotte, was accepted by Tirgearr Publishing’s City Series Anthology and is due out in April.
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